2019-05-22

Headlines:

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

Chip designer ARM halts work with Huawei after U.S. ban – (Reuters)
British chip designer ARM has halted relations with Huawei [HWT.L] in order to comply with a United States blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese company’s ability to make new chips for its future smartphones.

Huawei confident it can resolve ARM suspension – (Reuters)
Huawei said it was confident it could resolve the situation that has seen its chip design partner ARM suspend collaboration after the United States said it could block the Chinese company’s access to U.S. technology.

New California sea dragon habitat is among world’s largest – (Associated Press)
LA JOLLA, California (AP) — At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the…

Apple more upfront with iPhone users on battery health: UK watchdog – (Reuters)
Britain’s competition watchdog said on Wednesday that Apple Inc has committed to be “clearer and more upfront” with iPhone users about battery health and performance, after the regulator looked into consumer concerns on the matter.

U.S. Justice Department staff recommends blocking T-Mobile-Sprint deal, sources say – (Reuters)
The U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division staff has recommended the agency file a lawsuit to block T-Mobile US Inc’s $26 billion acquisition of smaller rival Sprint Corp, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Man who threatened mass shooting is serial online harasser – (Associated Press)
DENVER (AP) — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill “as many girls as I…

Wall Street opens lower on worries of escalating trade war – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened lower on Wednesday, as reports that Washington could impose sanctions on another Chinese company raised fears of an escalation in trade tensions, with the S&P 500 also dragged down by losses in chipmaker Qualcomm and home improvement chain …

Justice Dept. Says It Will Share Some Mueller-Related Intelligence With House Committee – (The New York Times)
The decision to share information with the House Intelligence Committee could de-escalate tensions between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration.

Citing Reuters report, health groups push tech firms to police tobacco marketing – (Reuters)
More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take “swift action” to curb advertising of tobacco products on their platforms.

U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Maine, 25th state to report case – (Reuters)
Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country’s worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century, as state medical officials on Wednesday reported that child was infected but is now fully recovered.

U.S. judge says Qualcomm violated antitrust law; appeal planned, shares plunge – (Reuters)
Qualcomm Inc illegally suppressed competition in the market for smartphone chips by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judge ruled, a decision that could force the company to overhaul its business practices.

Rumors ministers will move against UK PM May: ITV reporter – (Reuters)
There are rumors Prime Minister Theresa May’s top team of ministers will move against her on Wednesday, an ITV reporter said on Twitter, citing an unnamed source.

Why N Korea called Biden an ‘imbecile’ – (BBC News)
Calling the former vice-president a “fool of low IQ” is part of North Korea’s propaganda strategy.

Theresa May’s Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party.

Kenyan author, LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies at 48 – (Associated Press)
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of Africa’s best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday.The Kenyan author died…

Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobs – (Associated Press)
ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals including World War II and the collapse of communism. Now the…

Iranian lawmaker says his country doesn’t want war with US – (Associated Press)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will “under no circumstances” enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington…

Theresa May under pressure to resign over new Brexit plan – (Al Jazeera English)
The British prime minister faces increasingly vocal opposition to her new Brexit proposal.

6 die in Indonesia riots; Widodo says he won’t allow unrest – (Associated Press)
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country’s capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by…

British Steel collapse: 25,000 jobs at risk as assets liquidated – (Al Jazeera English)
The steelmaker employs nearly 5,000 workers in Lincolnshire, and a further 20,000 jobs depend on its supply chain.

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From various sources

United Nations Security Council debates UNRWA – watch live – (The Jerusalem Post)
The 15-member UNSC holds a briefing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in New York once a month.

Russia wades into Turkey-US S-400 tensions – (The Jerusalem Post)
Moscow considers the US demands to Turkey to “give up the purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems unacceptable.”

A-G blinks, Netanyahu pre-indictment hearing pushed off three months – (The Jerusalem Post)
Hearing originally scheduled to July 10 has been postponed to October 2 and 3.

Egypt’s Mubarak: Deal of the Century will lead to lead to an explosion – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Any solution imposed on the region based on the imbalance of power will not last.”

Iran concerned over U.S.-Gulf states push for Israel-Palestinian agreemen – (The Jerusalem Post)
Tasnim termed the Bahrain event a form of “Arab betrayal” and that the US was trying to get Riyadh to use “petrodollars” to “sell Palestine.”

Virginia school to release review of blackface photo allegedly of governor | CBC News – (CBC News)
A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook page 35 years ago, and is expected to release the results on Wednesday.

Kristen Wiig, Reed Morano pull projects out of Georgia after heartbeat abortion bill passes – (Fox News)
Kristen Wiig and Reed Morano are relocating projects originally slated to film in Georgia after the state passed its controversial “heartbeat” abortion bill.

Joy Behar: Staff who kept Hillary Clinton from ‘The View’ should have ‘been fired’ – (Fox News)
“The View” co-host Joy Behar thinks Hillary Clinton made a “mistake” by not making more appearances on the daytime gabfest during the 2016 presidential campaign – and that someone “should have been fired” as a result.

Login – (Axios)
Ina Fried, our expert on tech, illuminates the news shaping Silicon Valley and tech products. Weekday mornings

Pro Rata – (Axios)
Insider views on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity and M&A, by Dan Primack. Weekday mornings

ARM halts Huawei relationship following US ban – (TechCrunch)
The dominoes continue to fall for Huawei in the wake of a Trump-led U.S. trade ban. An internal memo from ARM lays out the chip giant’s decision to hit pause on “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements,” per the BBC. While base…

Valve is developing a Steam version of Dota Auto Chess – (Polygon)
Dota Auto Chess, the popular Dota 2 custom game mod, is getting an ‘official’ version from Valve with the blessing of creators Drodo.

10 cliché Instagram posts you’ll definitely see this summer – (Mashable)
Pool floats, frosé, and fireworks — you’ll see them all over your feed this summer.

Company aims to bring “adaptive wear” into mainstream – (CBS News)
Inspired by her own challenges in finding clothing to fit her medical needs, one entrepreneur has created a fashion line for those dealing with health issues. In this small business spotlight, Emily Levy, founder of Mighty Well, shows us how a college project…

Chip designer ARM halts work with Huawei after U.S. ban – (Reuters)
British chip designer ARM has halted relations with Huawei [HWT.L] in order to comply with a United States blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese company’s ability to make new chips for its future smartphones.

Huawei confident it can resolve ARM suspension – (Reuters)
Huawei said it was confident it could resolve the situation that has seen its chip design partner ARM suspend collaboration after the United States said it could block the Chinese company’s access to U.S. technology.

Sam’s incredible 10kg weight loss transformation – (News.com.au)
Sunrise host Samantha Armytage says she never set out to lose weight.

Federal court unseals Michael Cohen search warrants – (CNN)
A federal court in Washington, DC, has unsealed five search warrants that special counsel Robert Mueller obtained while investigating Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer.

18 Products For Anyone With Oily Hair – (Buzzfeed)
Manage and eliminate unwanted oily hair with these products.

Garcia quits as Marseille manager ‘for the good of the project’ – (FourFourTwo)

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All about Trump

ARM halts Huawei relationship following US ban – (TechCrunch)
The dominoes continue to fall for Huawei in the wake of a Trump-led U.S. trade ban. An internal memo from ARM lays out the chip giant’s decision to hit pause on “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements,” per the BBC. While base…

Federal court unseals Michael Cohen search warrants – (CNN)
A federal court in Washington, DC, has unsealed five search warrants that special counsel Robert Mueller obtained while investigating Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer.

Pelosi Holds Meeting Amid More Calls for Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump – (The Wall Street Journal)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was meeting with her caucus on Wednesday morning behind closed doors amid more calls from Democratic lawmakers to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

Steven Mnuchin claims he’s never discussed Trump’s tax returns with White House – (Axios)
A draft IRS memo says the president’s tax returns “must be given to Congress” unless he invokes executive privilege.

Dem wants Trump officials jailed for not turning over tax returns – (Fox News)
Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett said Tuesday that IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin should be jailed or fined for stonewalling congressional subpoenas for President Trump’s tax returns.

It just got harder for Donald Trump to keep his tax returns a secret – (CNN)
President Donald Trump has been consistent about very few things during his relatively-short political life. But on one front he has been adamant: He will not release any of his past tax returns.

Mnuchin: Treasury trying to find out who wrote Trump tax returns memo – (The Hill)
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday said that the department is trying to find out who wrote a draft IR

Sarah Sanders: Dems should have a ‘come to Jesus moment’ on impeachment – (The Hill)
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she hopes Democrats have a “come to Jesus moment” during a caucus meeting Wednesday morning amid growing talk of impeaching President Trump.

Justice Dept. Says It Will Share Some Mueller-Related Intelligence With House Committee – (The New York Times)
The decision to share information with the House Intelligence Committee could de-escalate tensions between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration.

Live: Pelosi and Democrats meet as impeachment pressure grows – CNNPolitics – (CNN)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is toeing the line between Democrats frustrated by their stonewalled investigations into President Trump. See latest news.

More Democrats Are Pressuring Pelosi to Impeach Trump: “We Don’t Have Any Choices” – (Vice News)
The pressure is mounting on Pelosi to take action.

Piers Morgan makes pitch to replace Theresa May as next PM – (Daily Mail)
The Good Morning Britain host lauded himself as a ‘brilliant’ contender for the top job, citing his ‘special relationship’ with President Donald Trump and leadership ability among his attributes.

Watch live: Mnuchin expected to be grilled over Trump tax returns – (The Hill)
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is set to testify before the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday morning.Mnuchin is expected to face questions from Democrats about his refusal to hand over the president’s tax returns, one of many requests from Demo…

Rex Tillerson Talks Trump, Russia With House Foreign Affairs Committee – (The Huffington Post)
The former secretary of state met with lawmakers during a seven-hour closed-door session.

Trump campaign pushes back on poll results showing he could lose key states in 2020 – (ABC News)
The Trump campaign went on the defensive Tuesday night, pushing back against news reports of an internal poll that showed the president losing in key battleground states,

Data Sheet—How Trump’s China Trade War Is Morphing Into a Tech War – (Fortune)
The trade war between the United States and China is expanding to encompass more technology companies.

Pelosi is trying to rein in enthusiasm for a Trump impeachment as Democrat outrage grows – (USA Today)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to tamp growing calls from Democratic lawmakers to begin an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Trump rips Dems’ demands, impeachment talk: ‘Witch Hunt continues!’ – (The Hill)
President Trump slammed Democrats on Wednesday for investigations into his administration, accusing the party of ignoring its legislative duties to harass him.

Trump goes off on impeachment in early morning tweetstorm – (NBC News)
President Donald Trump tweeted about Democrats growing calls to begin impeachment proceedings, saying “President Trump did nothing wrong.”

As Trump Sics Velociraptors On House, Pelosi Warns Impeachment Would Be a Distraction – (New York Magazine)
Pelosi shares her members’ concerns about Trump’s dino clones, but says impeachment would distract from their message on Gym Membership Tax Credits.

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