2019-04-15

Headlines:

From Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC News, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Wired

Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany – (Associated Press)
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud and other offenses in connection with the company’s massive, multi-year…

U.S. sees surge in confirmed cases of measles, CDC reports – (Reuters)
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday reported a nearly 20 percent jump in the number of people confirmed with measles in the week since April 4.

In Search for Leverage, Trump May Be Undercutting His Own Trade Deals – (The New York Times)
President Trump’s unpredictable style has brought foreign countries to the negotiating table. But will it result in the United States leaving with more?

AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe – (Associated Press)
GENEVA (AP) — A year after claims of sexual assault and harassment rocked the U.N. agency that fights HIV, UNAIDS looked like it might be on the mend. The top deputy facing the allegations had…

Storms flatten buildings, leave thousands without power – (Associated Press)
SHELBY, Ohio (AP) — Much of the eastern Great Lakes and mid-Atlantic have woken up to damaged buildings, closed schools, and dark homes and businesses after powerful storms that spawned at least…

Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change – (Reuters)
When Arturo Balbino, a Texas construction worker, walked into his visa interview at the American consulate in the northern Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez in March, he wasn’t nervous. He felt good.

‘It has to stop’: Omar says Trump encourages violence, hate – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’s faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist…

Thunderstorms strike U.S. East Coast, leave thousands without power – (Reuters)
Severe thunderstorms blasted the U.S. East Coast with gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour on Monday morning, knocking out power in thousands of homes and putting several states on flood watch, the National Weather Service said.

VW to take on Tesla X in China from 2021 with electric SUV – (Reuters)
Volkswagen plans to build a fully electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) for China from 2021, taking on the Chinese market leader Tesla’s Model X as the German carmaker ramps up production of zero emissions vehicles.

Runners gear up for another wet Boston Marathon – (Associated Press)
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Runners were focused on staying dry Monday morning as they awaited the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon.Thousands of runners preparing to take part in the 123rd…

Woods wins Masters to claim first major in 11 years – (Reuters)
Tiger Woods completed one of sport’s greatest comebacks to end an 11-year major title drought at the Masters on Sunday by claiming a fifth Green Jacket.

Goldman Sachs first-quarter revenue drops across most businesses, shares off – (Reuters)
Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported lower quarterly revenue in nearly all of its main businesses on Monday, but still beat subdued Wall Street expectations through cost cuts, while offering more details on its sweeping operational revamp.

U.S. officially designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group – (Reuters)
The United States officially designated Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, according to a notice published in the U.S. Federal Register on Monday.

Tiger a major champion again, and race to Nicklaus back on – (Associated Press)
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — No comeback by Tiger Woods was ever going to be complete without a major.Now the question becomes how many more he can win.So much appeal of that red shirt…

Citigroup profit beats on investment banking boost – (Reuters)
Citigroup Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday, boosted by a surge in investment banking revenue and lower expenses.

Canadian tourist dies in zipline fall – (BBC News)
The attraction in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, has reportedly been closed for an investigation.

Trump says Boeing should fix, then re-brand Max jets – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering some unsolicited advice to Boeing, manufacturer of the troubled 737 Max jet.Trump tweeted Monday that if he were in charge of Boeing, he…

Climate change erosion feeding deep ocean trash dump – (Al Jazeera English)
Coastal erosion carries millions of tonnes of long-buried trash into deep ocean canyons, where it remains for decades.

U.S. to use all economic, political tools to hold Maduro accountable: Pompeo – (Reuters)
The United States will use all economic and political tools at its disposal to hold Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accountable for his country’s crisis and will make clear to Cuba and Russia they will pay a price for supporting him, U.S. Secretary of Sta…

Mainstream retailers embrace marijuana’s less taboo cousin – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep.The key ingredient?…

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From various sources

Netanyahu: I’ll act to prevent strikes on railway, essential services – (The Jerusalem Post)
Netanyahu said he would establish a team next week to prevent strike action affecting critical services and to “enable freedom of movement for all Israeli citizens.”

Significant natural gas discovery made off Israel’s shore – (The Jerusalem Post)
The newly-found gas will be added to the previously discovered gas fields increasing Israel’s energy independence.

Police to deploy thousands of officers in Jerusalem for Passover holiday – (The Jerusalem Post)
On the last day of the holiday, again, police will increase security near the Western Wall. Then, on the Shabbat after yom tov, police will again be called on to secure the Holy Fire Ceremony.

The Absurdity of Our Regime Change Policy in Venezuela – (The American Conservative)
Like the confident Western assertions from 2012 that Assad “must go,” the administration is “certain” of an outcome that seems increasingly unlikely to happen.

Under-18s face ‘like’ and ‘streaks’ bans – (Hacker News)
The UK’s data watchdog proposes restrictions on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat among others.

Citigroup profits edge higher as investment banking shines – (Financial Times)
Cost-cutting helps bank shrug off decline in equity trading in first- quarter results

The sorrows of psychiatry – (Hacker News)
Alison Abbott probes a history on the fraught nexus of mental illness and biology.

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Masters 2019: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy & Francesco Molinari feature in shots of the tournament – BBC Sport – (BBC Sport)
Watch the best shots from the 2019 Masters at Augusta including holes-in-one, great approach shots and unbelievable chips.

Undisputed – (Fox Sports)
Watch Undisputed where Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe give their unfiltered, incisive, passionate opinions on the biggest sports topics of the day.

Jefferies brokers deal for US child migrant centre contractor – (Financial Times)
Investment bank is privately trying to sell shares in Caliburn International

Students, alumni outraged, ‘shaking’ after Vice President Pence invited to give commencement – (Fox News)
Vice President Mike Pence is getting pushback from Taylor University students and alumni after the small evangelical Christian school tapped the former Indiana governor to be this year’s commencement speaker. Those protesting Pence’s invitation to the Upland …

Israeli team says it will build a second lunar lander after its first one crashed into the Moon – (The Verge)
Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL has officially decided to build a second lunar lander after its first lunar lander crashed into the surface of the Moon. Morris Kahn, the Israeli entrepreneur who backed much of SpaceIL’s first mission, announced the decision on Twit…

Bran Stark is a creep, and here are the memes to back it up – (Mashable)
Ain’t no stare like a Bran Stark stare, because a Bran Stark stare don’t stop.

Cramer: Trump treats the Fed like a ‘pinata,’ but don’t expect Powell to buckle – (CNBC)
Powell “ain’t quittin’. … This is a guy who is doing his job. He’s adjusted to doing his job,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer says.

How and Where to Stream Game of Thrones Season 8 – IGN – (IGN)
Don’t get tripped up in the internet spoiler minefield today. Here’s where and how to stream last night’s premiere.

Jordan Henderson: New role means Liverpool midfielder could be the key to their Premier League title hopes – (TalkSport)
The England international has been excellent in recent weeks and set up the opening goal for Sadio Mane against Chelsea

‘Bulldog’ that mauled boy to death ‘involved in four previous attacks’ – (Daily Mail)
Sadie Totterdell (pictured), 28, a nail technician from Plymouth, was arrested over the death of Frankie MacRitchie, nine, after her seven-year-old ‘bulldog-type’ allegedly mauled him to death.

Ariana Grande joined on stage by (most of) ‘NSYNC during Coachella headlining set – (Entertainment Weekly)
The “thank u, next” singer was joined on stage by four members of the ’90s boy band at this year’s music festival.

19 Times Celebs Gave Us A Glimpse Into Their Real Text Messages – (Buzzfeed)
“Did you meet any of the real stars?”

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All about Trump

Cramer: Trump treats the Fed like a ‘pinata,’ but don’t expect Powell to buckle – (CNBC)
Powell “ain’t quittin’. … This is a guy who is doing his job. He’s adjusted to doing his job,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer says.

Rep. Ilhan Omar says she has experienced increase in death threats – (CNN)
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar says in the days since President Donald Trump tweeted about a speech she gave last month, she has experienced an increase in death threats.

In Search for Leverage, Trump May Be Undercutting His Own Trade Deals – (The New York Times)
President Trump’s unpredictable style has brought foreign countries to the negotiating table. But will it result in the United States leaving with more?

Trump Raises $30 Million for 2020 Campaign—More Than Any Active Democratic Candidate – (Fortune)
President Donald Trump raised more than $30 million for his re-election effort

‘This is endangering lives’: Ilhan Omar claims spike in death threats after Trump tweet – (USA Today)
“The President’s words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger,” Pelosi said in a statement on Sunday.

Trump is raking in mountains of cash ahead of 2020 – (Vice News)
A lot of people apparently want to keep him in the White House

Trump blasts Pelosi for defending ‘out of control’ Omar – (The Hill)
President Trump on Monday chastised Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for defending Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), saying the Minnesota Democrat is “out of control.”

This Congress not ‘smart enough’ to understand Trump’s tax returns, Sarah Sanders says – (USA Today)
‘I don’t think Congress, particularly not this group of congressmen and women, are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages,’ she said.

‘It has to stop’: Omar says Trump encourages violence, hate – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’s faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist…

Donald Trump to Boeing: Fix the 737 Max and ‘REBRAND the plane with a new name’ – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump is giving Boeing advice after the grounding of the 737 Max 8: Fix the plane, add features and rebrand it under a different name.

Avlon breaks down Trump’s ‘bait and switch’ moments – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s John Avlon breaks down some of the instances in which President Trump appears to directly contradict his previous claims.

Goldman Sachs says Trump has a ‘narrow advantage’ in 2020 election – (CNBC)
A second term for President Donald Trump is more likely than not, Goldman Sachs said.

Trump maintains ‘no collusion, no obstruction,’ says it’s time to ‘investigate the investigators’ in Russia… – (Fox News)
President Trump on Monday said it was time to “investigate the investigators,” doubling down on Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings in the Russia investigation.

Omar says more death threats coming since Trump pushed video – Breitbart – (Breitbart News)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’s faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her

Donald Trump Boeing 737 advice: “REBRAND the plane” – (CBS News)
The president tweeted some marketing tips for Boeing after the 737 Max’s two deadly crashes and a reputation hit

Omar says more death threats coming since Trump 9/11 video – (NBC News)
Her statement late Sunday followed an announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of the Minnesota Democrat and the speaker’s call for Trump to take down the video. Pelosi was among Democrats who had criticized Tru…

President Donald Trump is offering some unsolicited advice to Boeing, manufacturer of the 737 Max jet – (ABC News)
Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Omar says more death threats coming since Trump 9/11 video – (Google News)
Her statement late Sunday followed an announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of the Minnesota Democrat and the speaker’s call for Trump to take down the video. Pelosi was among Democrats who had criticized Tru…

Trump says Boeing should fix, then re-brand Max jets – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering some unsolicited advice to Boeing, manufacturer of the troubled 737 Max jet.Trump tweeted Monday that if he were in charge of Boeing, he…

Trump: I wish no ill will on Congresswoman Ilhan Omar – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Since the President’s tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life – many directly referencing or replying to the President,” Rep. Ilhan Omar said.

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