2019-05-31

Headlines:

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

As China Takes Aim, Silicon Valley Braces for Pain – (The New York Times)
The tech cold war is heating up. U.S. companies that depend on the giant China market are preparing themselves for the fallout.

Police: Multiple people hurt in Virginia Beach shooting – (Associated Press)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A shooter wounded “multiple” people at a municipal center in Virginia Beach on Friday, according to police, who said they had taken a suspect into custody and believed…

Spacey lawyer says accuser deleted ‘exculpatory’ messages – (Associated Press)
BOSTON (AP) — The man who accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at a bar in 2016 deleted text messages that would support Spacey’s claims of innocence, the actor’s lawyer said in court documents…

Sopranos house for sale in New Jersey – (BBC News)
The New York Times reports the four bedroom house is on sale for $3.4 million (£2.7m).

Mexico growers, economists troubled by Trump tariff threats – (Associated Press)
CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Tomato exporter Sergio Esquer Peiro spent much of Friday in hastily called meetings with other stunned growers, trying to evaluate the potential fallout of U.S. President…

‘Become My Mom Again’: What It’s Like to Grow Up Amid the Opioid Crisis – (The New York Times)
Call them Generation O, the children growing up in families trapped in a relentless grip of addiction, rehab and prison.

At least six injured, suspect arrested in Virginia Beach shooting – (Reuters)
At least six people were injured in a shooting at the town municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday and a lone suspect was taken into custody, police and hospital officials said.

Trump’s tariff plan shows the risks he’s willing to take – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exasperated by reports of a flood of illegal border crossings, President Donald Trump summoned his top immigration advisers to demand action. Responding to his mounting concern,…

A Latter-Day Lawrence of Arabia Shakes Up Britain’s Tories – (The New York Times)
Rory Stewart, a dark-horse candidate for prime minister, has hijacked the contest with a goofy internet campaign — and an eloquent plea for compromise.

Johnson would be excellent leader – Trump – (BBC News)
The US president praises Conservative frontrunner Boris Johnson ahead of his UK state visit.

Hezbollah chief warns war against Iran would ‘engulf region’ – (Al Jazeera English)
Hassan Nasrallah’s comments come as Arab leaders meet in Saudi Arabia to discuss Iran’s growing influence.

Missouri abortion clinic to stay open for now after court order – (Reuters)
Missouri’s only abortion clinic will stay open at least a few more days after a judge on Friday granted a request by Planned Parenthood for a temporary restraining order, allowing the facility to keep operating until a hearing on Tuesday.

Trump to formally launch 2020 campaign on June 18 in Orlando, Florida – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Friday he will be formally launching his 2020 re-election campaign on June 18 in Florida, beginning what may prove to be a difficult bid for another four years at the White House.

Huawei retaliation? China draws up list of ‘unreliables’ – (Associated Press)
In an ominous but vague warning, China said Friday that it was drawing up a list of “unreliable” foreign companies, organizations and individuals for targeting in what could signal retaliation for…

As Trump threatens tariffs, migrant families keep coming – (Associated Press)
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — On Wednesday, Border Patrol agents near downtown El Paso encountered a group of 1,036 migrants who had entered the country illegally — the biggest cluster the agency has ever…

Target Trump’s base if trade spat worsens, Mexican farm lobby says – (Reuters)
The Mexican government should target agricultural goods produced in states that have voted for U.S. President Donald Trump’s Republican Party if the trade conflict between the two neighbors worsens, the head of Mexico’s main farm lobby said on Friday.

Tariff talks ‘have begun,’ top officials meet Wednesday: Mexican minister – (Reuters)
Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said he started negotiating with officials in Washington on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on imports of Mexican products but face-to-face talks will not happen until next week.

Oil falls over 3% on fresh trade worries, posts biggest monthly drop in six months – (Reuters)
Oil slumped over 3% on Friday and posted its biggest monthly drop in six months, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked global trade tensions by threatening tariffs on Mexico, a key U.S. trade partner and major supplier of crude oil.

A look at what Mexico has done to limit the tide of migrants – (Associated Press)
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s imposing tariffs on all goods from Mexico until the country stops the flow of undocumented migrants from Central America who cross its territory…

Wall St. skids, jolted by Trump’s surprise tariff threat on Mexico – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks dropped on Friday, as the S&P 500 closed out the month with its biggest May slump since 2010, after President Donald Trump’s surprise threat of tariffs on Mexico fueled fears that a trade war on multiple fronts could lead to a recession.

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From various sources

Several injured in Virginia Beach shooting, suspect arrested – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Twitter feed reported there were “multiple injuries,” adding, “At this time it is believed that only 1 shooter, and they have been taken into custody.”

Nasrallah: Trump’s Peace Plan is unjust and it is our duty to oppose it – (The Jerusalem Post)
Hezbollah Secretary-General delivered speech on International Jerusalem Day, referring to the American administration’s plan “I have hope that we will be able to prevent the historic crime.”

Stepfather allegedly confesses location of missing girl Maleah Davis – CNN Video – (CNN)
The stepfather of Maleah Davis, a missing 4-year-old girl, allegedly confessed to where he dumped her body. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin reports Derion Vence confessed during a visit to the jail.

These are the last known images of Maleah Davis – CNN Video – (CNN)
Investigators have watched surveillance footage showing what appears to be Maleah Davis entering an apartment with Derion Vence followed by Vence leaving that apartment with trash bags and bleach, according to an affidavit.

Oxbridge struggles to ditch reputation as bastion of white privilege – (Financial Times)
Black faces are rare sight at the top universities despite outreach work and the odd appointment

Mom’s ex-fiancé arrested in Maleah Davis case – CNN Video – (CNN)
Derion Vence was arrested on suspicion of tampering with evidence — a human corpse, police say. Four-year-old Maleah Davis went missing on May 4.

Mt Everest deaths and overcrowding spark anger over commercialisation – (Financial Times)
Climbers, climb leaders and officials seek to lay blame

Officials hold press conference about Virginia Beach shooting – (Fox News)
Authorities speak to the media after a gunman opened fire at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

Rush Limbaugh unloads on Disney, says it’s hypocritical about Georgia abortion law – (Fox News)
The Disney company and CEO Bob Iger are being hypocritical when it comes to possibly boycotting Georgia over their controversial abortion law, this according to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Trump’s royal welcome: Lunch with the Queen, – (Daily Mail)
US President Donald Trump will arrive for an official state visit on Monday ahead of 75th D-Day anniversary commemorations.. His three-day trip will include a lavish banquet.

This Quiz Will Reveal Your Romantic Attachment Style – (Buzzfeed)
Are you strong and secure, anxious, or avoidant?

As China Takes Aim, Silicon Valley Braces for Pain – (The New York Times)
The tech cold war is heating up. U.S. companies that depend on the giant China market are preparing themselves for the fallout.

Chernobyl: Horrifying photos of Chernobyl nuclear plant accident and its aftermath – (CBS News)
HBO’s drama provided a devastating look at the worst nuclear accident of the 20th century. Now see what really happened.

Police: Multiple people hurt in Virginia Beach shooting – (Associated Press)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A shooter wounded “multiple” people at a municipal center in Virginia Beach on Friday, according to police, who said they had taken a suspect into custody and believed…

With Trump’s new tariff threats, new NAFTA once again hangs in the balance | CBC News – (CBC News)
Just as the fog of uncertainty shrouding North America’s new trade deal was starting to lift, Canada found itself socked in again Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly threatened Mexico with fresh tariffs tied to the influx of migrants at the sout…

Winnipeg police officers tried to cover up actions after family assaulted in hotel room, judge rules | CBC News – (CBC News)
Four Winnipeg police officers committed “egregious conduct” when they unlawfully entered a hotel room and assaulted three people inside, then laid charges against one of the family members to “provide a cover” for their actions, a Manitoba judge has ruled in …

Axios Future – (Axios)
Innovations in automation, mobility, society, cities, genetics, blockchain and more, by Steve LeVine. Weekday evenings

Devil’s Island – (CBS News)
An ex-Marine, a secret life and a missing girlfriend — was it murder? Peter Van Sant Investigates. | <a href=”http://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-devils-island/” target=”new”>Read more</a>

Prison Diaries – (CBS News)
A former reality show producer on trial for murdering his wife turns the camera on himself inside a Mexican prison. Troy Roberts reports. | <a href=”http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bruce-beresford-redmans-prison-diaries/” target=”new”>Read more</a>

Elder financial abuse is rapidly growing. Here’s how to detect and stop it – (CBS News)
Senior citizens may be losing billions to scams that range from outright theft to overcharging for health services

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All about Trump

Nasrallah: Trump’s Peace Plan is unjust and it is our duty to oppose it – (The Jerusalem Post)
Hezbollah Secretary-General delivered speech on International Jerusalem Day, referring to the American administration’s plan “I have hope that we will be able to prevent the historic crime.”

Trump’s royal welcome: Lunch with the Queen, – (Daily Mail)
US President Donald Trump will arrive for an official state visit on Monday ahead of 75th D-Day anniversary commemorations.. His three-day trip will include a lavish banquet.

With Trump’s new tariff threats, new NAFTA once again hangs in the balance | CBC News – (CBC News)
Just as the fog of uncertainty shrouding North America’s new trade deal was starting to lift, Canada found itself socked in again Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly threatened Mexico with fresh tariffs tied to the influx of migrants at the sout…

Trump says UK’s Boris Johnson would be an ‘excellent’ prime minister – (The Hill)
President Trump praised politician Boris Johnson who is one of several people running for the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party leadership.

Trump says Boris Johnson would be ‘excellent’ prime minister, calls Meghan Markle ‘nasty’ – (The Globe And Mail)
Trump is expressing support for Johnson, the controversial ex-foreign secretary, in his bid to replace Theresa May

Mexico growers, economists troubled by Trump tariff threats – (Associated Press)
CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Tomato exporter Sergio Esquer Peiro spent much of Friday in hastily called meetings with other stunned growers, trying to evaluate the potential fallout of U.S. President…

Trump’s tariff plan shows the risks he’s willing to take – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exasperated by reports of a flood of illegal border crossings, President Donald Trump summoned his top immigration advisers to demand action. Responding to his mounting concern,…

Trump tariffs on Mexico would likely mean Americans paying more for cars, avocados – (ABC News)
From cars to avocados, consumers’ wallets could see the biggest hit following President Donald Trump’s newly announced tariffs on Mexico.

Trump lawyer asked for “heads up” from Michael Flynn’s lawyer – (Axios)
The request came as Flynn was preparing to cooperate with the Mueller investigation.

Johnson would be excellent leader – Trump – (Google News (UK))
The US president praises Conservative frontrunner Boris Johnson ahead of his UK state visit.

Johnson would be excellent leader – Trump – (BBC News)
The US president praises Conservative frontrunner Boris Johnson ahead of his UK state visit.

Trump Tweets About Pride Month As Administration Rolls Back LGBTQ Rights – (The Huffington Post)
Let us count the anti-LGBTQ policies the president has supported.

Trump Lawyer John Dowd Asked Flynn Attorney To Spill On Mueller Probe ‘For The Country’ – (The Huffington Post)
“So… uh… you know, then-then, you know, we need some kind of heads up.”

Trump denies ordering warship named after John McCain to be hidden – (ABC News (AU))
The Pentagon’s acting chief, Patrick Shanahan, says he never authorised attempts to make sure US President Donald Trump would not see the USS John S McCain at its home port in Japan.

Trump to formally launch 2020 campaign on June 18 in Orlando, Florida – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Friday he will be formally launching his 2020 re-election campaign on June 18 in Florida, beginning what may prove to be a difficult bid for another four years at the White House.

As Trump threatens tariffs, migrant families keep coming – (Associated Press)
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — On Wednesday, Border Patrol agents near downtown El Paso encountered a group of 1,036 migrants who had entered the country illegally — the biggest cluster the agency has ever…

Target Trump’s base if trade spat worsens, Mexican farm lobby says – (Reuters)
The Mexican government should target agricultural goods produced in states that have voted for U.S. President Donald Trump’s Republican Party if the trade conflict between the two neighbors worsens, the head of Mexico’s main farm lobby said on Friday.

Tariff talks ‘have begun,’ top officials meet Wednesday: Mexican minister – (Reuters)
Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said he started negotiating with officials in Washington on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on imports of Mexican products but face-to-face talks will not happen until next week.

Trump announces date, location for official 2020 launch – (Axios)
The official campaign launch will be in Orlando on June 18.

A look at what Mexico has done to limit the tide of migrants – (Google News)
President Donald Trump says he’s imposing tariffs on all goods from Mexico until the country stops the flow of undocumented migrants from Central America who cross its territory and enter the United States.

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