2019-06-02

Headlines:

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

Virginia Beach shines light on victims, not mass shooter – (Associated Press)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The victims of America’s latest mass shooting had been dead for less than a day when police and city officials released a detailed presentation with their names, photos,…

‘Queen of Creole’ Leah Chase dies aged 96 – (BBC News)
By cooking up dishes at her New Orleans restaurant, Leah Chase fed the civil rights movement.

Gunman in Virginia Beach Shooting Planned to Quit City Job, Officials Say – (The New York Times)
DeWayne Craddock, the suspect in the fatal shooting of a dozen people at a municipal building on Friday, had submitted a resignation notice hours before the assault.

German SPD leader quits in blow to Merkel’s loveless coalition – (Reuters)
Andrea Nahles said on Sunday she would resign as the leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), raising new doubts about the durability of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition with the center-left party.

Drugs make headway against lung, breast, prostate cancers – (Associated Press)
CHICAGO (AP) — Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world’s largest…

Trump State Visit to U.K. Faces Turbulence Amid Brexit Chaos – (The New York Times)
When the American president arrives in London on Monday, it’s not clear how much more he can shake up a country that is already roiled by the Brexit debacle.

Mexico starts talks in Washington early over U.S. tariff threat – (Reuters)
Mexico’s Economy Minister Graciela Marquez said on Sunday she would meet with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington on Monday, two days before the neighboring countries are due to discuss possible tariffs on Mexican goods.

In Asian-led ‘Always Be My Maybe,’ ethnicity is secondary – (Associated Press)
The newly released Netflix movie “Always Be My Maybe,” is an Asian American rom-com with a twist: Ethnicity isn’t central to the plot.It’s just stand-up comedian and actress Ali Wong and…

Trump family to get red-carpet royal treatment on UK visit – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — It’s a unique odd couple: A 93-year-old sovereign who has made a point of keeping her opinions to herself during her long reign is hosting a 72-year-old reality TV…

Virginia Beach attacker notified boss of plans to leave job – (Associated Press)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The gunman who opened fire inside a Virginia Beach government building, killing 12 people, had notified a superior of his intention to leave his job, officials said…

4 tourists injured in Venice as cruise ship slams into boat – (Associated Press)
VENICE, Italy (AP) — A towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist river boat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning, injuring four tourists and sparking new calls for…

Iran calls U.S. offer for talks ‘word-play’, asks for action: Mehr News – (Reuters)
Reacting to a U.S. offer to engage with Iran without pre-conditions, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that Tehran expected a change in U.S. behavior rather than “word-play”.

German SPD chief resigns in blow to Merkel’s coalition – (Al Jazeera English)
Andrea Nahles’ resignation follows worst European vote results and ahead of three key state elections in Germany.

Trump denies calling Meghan ‘nasty’ despite tape – (BBC News)
The quote was made up by the “Fake News Media”, he tweets – despite a recording of the interview.

Ultra-nationalist Jews’ visit stokes Palestinian anger at Jerusalem holy site – (Reuters)
Hundreds of ultra-nationalist Jews guarded by riot police streamed their way into the Jerusalem compound revered both in Judaism and Islam on Sunday, resulting in violence between police and outraged Muslim worshippers.

‘Trump Baby’ blimp to fly in London for U.S. president’s visit – (Reuters)
The “Trump Baby” inflatable balloon that was the focus of protests when the U.S. president visited London last year will fly again this week when he returns for state visit including a lavish banquet hosted by the queen, activists said.

‘Oh my God, is that Bernie Sanders?’ Democrats swarm San Francisco – (Reuters)
(This June 1 story has been corrected to remove reference in paragraphs 12, 14-15 to a pamphlet purporting to be from the campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden, criticizing Bernie Sanders. It was not from Biden. Corrects spelling of Senator Booker’s nam…

Algeria’s constitutional council cancels presidential election – (Al Jazeera English)
The presidential election scheduled to be held on July 4 canceled – a move protesters have been demanding for weeks.

Explainer: Why Google has a target on its back in Washington – (Reuters)
The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google to determine whether the technology company violated laws to ensure fair competition, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Pentagon tells White House to stop politicizing military – (Associated Press)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military, amid a furor over a Trump administration order to have the Navy ship named for the late U.S. Sen….

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From various sources

Andy Ruiz Jr. Becomes First Heavyweight Champ of Mexican Descent – (Fox Sports)
In a history-making performance, Andy Ruiz Jr. notched a seventh-round TKO over Anthony Joshua to win the WBA, IBF and WBO World Heavyweight titles on Saturday night.

More than 25% of Americans say Israel unimportant to their Jewish future – (The Jerusalem Post)
The AJC on Sunday released its first-ever concurrent surveys of the attitudes of Jews in France, Israel and the United States, the three largest Jewish communities in the world.

Israeli-Arab woman who joined Syrian terror group indicted – (The Jerusalem Post)
Renwa Rasmi Muhammad Shanawi showed a desire to die over “Muslim humiliation” at the Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli authorities.

Fatah calls for protests to disrupt Jerusalem Day parade – (The Jerusalem Post)
According to Palestinian Media Watch, Fatah asked to preserve “the Arab and Islamic character of Jerusalem before the herds of settlers who want to defile the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem.”

Jordan, Palestinians condemn ‘raids’ on Temple Mount – (The Jerusalem Post)
As the police attempted to enter the place, Arab worshipers began throwing stones, chairs and other objects at the forces. The forces responded with riot dispersal means.

IDF using new intelligence system to decrease surprise attacks on troops – (The Jerusalem Post)
Over 1,000 Palestinians arrested by IDF troops in the West Bank in the first half of 2019.

UK bank account drops from pro-Iranian, Hezbollah group behind Al-Quds-Day – (The Jerusalem Post)
IHRC is the main organizer of anti-Israel Al-Quds-Day in London.

Blame us, not the economy, say US retail chiefs – (Financial Times)
Business bungles cited as almost half of sector misses sales forecasts

Danish centre-left woos voters with tough immigration stance – (Financial Times)
Social Democrats lead polls after blunting populist message with hardline policies

Vice President Mike Pence: I was pleased to see the special counsel announce the investigation is over – (Fox News)
Maria Bartiromo sits down with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss Robert Mueller’s public statement, the humanitarian crisis at the southern border and more.

Dershowitz rips Mueller and his coverage – (Fox News)
How he’s portrayed as no-nonsense prosecutor.

PM addresses Syrian missiles and Jerusalem Day at cabinet meeting – (The Jerusalem Post)
This was the first cabinet meeting since the Knesset voted last week to dissolve itself and call for new elections. Netanyahu in his opening statement did not address the country’s political crisis.

John Kennedy on “Face the Nation”: Democrats split on Trump’s impeachment should “go hard or go home” – (CBS News)
“Go to Amazon online, buy a spine and do it,” the Louisiana Republican told “Face the Nation.” “If you’re not going to do it then let us get back to work”

Virginia Beach shines light on victims, not mass shooter – (Associated Press)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The victims of America’s latest mass shooting had been dead for less than a day when police and city officials released a detailed presentation with their names, photos,…

Trump shatters diplomatic etiquette on eve of UK visit – (CNN)
Donald Trump limbered up for his latest overseas trip — to Britain — in typical style, with remarks that risked insulting his royal hosts and by plunging headlong into the country’s fraught domestic politics.

Tesla got Cuphead to work in its in-car display – (The Verge)
Tesla is apparently bringing another game to the displays in its cars: Cuphead. Speaking on the latest episode of IGN reporter Ryan McCaffrey’s Ride the Lightning podcast, CEO Elon Musk said that they’ve gotten the game working in the display.

On eve of UK visit, Trump denies his taped remark about ‘nasty’ Meghan Markle – (News24)
US President Donald Trump denied on Sunday that he had called Meghan Markle “nasty” just days before heading to Britain to be hosted, and lavishly feted, by other members of the royal family.

United States visa applicants now required to hand over social media usernames – (ABC News (AU))
The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for US visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers.

Z3Prover/z3 – (Hacker News)
The Z3 Theorem Prover. Contribute to Z3Prover/z3 development by creating an account on GitHub.

Husband of missing Connecticut mom arrested, charged with hindering prosecution, tampering with evidence – (Fox News)
The estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, the Connecticut mother-of-five who has been missing for more than a week, was arrested and charged on hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence, New Canaan police said Sunday.

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All about Trump

John Kennedy on “Face the Nation”: Democrats split on Trump’s impeachment should “go hard or go home” – (CBS News)
“Go to Amazon online, buy a spine and do it,” the Louisiana Republican told “Face the Nation.” “If you’re not going to do it then let us get back to work”

Trump shatters diplomatic etiquette on eve of UK visit – (CNN)
Donald Trump limbered up for his latest overseas trip — to Britain — in typical style, with remarks that risked insulting his royal hosts and by plunging headlong into the country’s fraught domestic politics.

On eve of UK visit, Trump denies his taped remark about ‘nasty’ Meghan Markle – (News24)
US President Donald Trump denied on Sunday that he had called Meghan Markle “nasty” just days before heading to Britain to be hosted, and lavishly feted, by other members of the royal family.

Trump State Visit to U.K. Faces Turbulence Amid Brexit Chaos – (The New York Times)
When the American president arrives in London on Monday, it’s not clear how much more he can shake up a country that is already roiled by the Brexit debacle.

Trump’s Huawei Problem: Asia Doesn’t Want U.S. to Kneecap China – (Bloomberg)
Smoking cigarettes at Singapore’s Shangri-La Hotel, the site of Asia’s most prominent annual defense forum, members of China’s military found themselves surprisingly upbeat this weekend. They expected the event to follow a typical routine: The U.S. and its fr…

Mark Warner on “Face the Nation”: Barr has “little credibility” to review origins of Russia probe – (CBS News)
The Virginia Democrat accused the attorney general of acting like President Trump’s “personal advocate”

Trump’s fascination with the royal family – CNN Video – (CNN)
After President Donald Trump’s meeting with Queen Elizabeth II today in London, CNN’s Jason Carroll takes a look at Trump’s history with the royal family.

President Trump gets another crack at royal protocol – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Jeanne Moos reports on presidential flubs with the Queen of England as President Donald Trump preps for his second encounter with Queen Elizabeth II.

Trump family to get red-carpet royal treatment on UK visit – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — It’s a unique odd couple: A 93-year-old sovereign who has made a point of keeping her opinions to herself during her long reign is hosting a 72-year-old reality TV…

Trump family books entire floor at £22,000-a-night London hotel for state visit – (Mirror)
Four of the president’s children will stay at the five-star Corinthia in Westminster which is one of the plushest hotels in the country

British foreign secretary says he wouldn’t block Assange extradition – (CBS News)
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss President Trump’s upcoming visit to the U.K. and the legal case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Trump Will Soon Touch Down In The U.K. – But How Does A State Visit Really Work? – (The Huffington Post)

Schiff: ‘Republican Party has turned itself into a cult’ of Trump’s personality – (The Hill)
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that he believes the Republican Party has turned into a “cult” of President Trump’s personality and that GOP lawmakers likely wouldn’t act in accordance with their Constituti

Kennedy on tariffs: Trump “known to play with fire but not live hand grenades” – (CBS News)
Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss Attorney General William Barr’s counterintelligence investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, and President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on Mexican imports.

Republicans are slamming Trump’s Mexican tariff threat – (Axios)
Sen. Mitt Romney is one of the critics.

President Trump denies calling Duchess Meghan ‘nasty,’ despite interview recording – (USA Today)
President Trump is slamming reports that he called Duchess Meghan “nasty” ahead of his visit to the U.K. as “fake news,” despite an audio recording.

Adam Schiff: The GOP has turned itself into a “cult” of Trump’s personality – (Axios)
Schiff said the party is “not likely to act consistent with its constitutional obligations” when it comes to impeachment.

Trump denies calling Meghan ‘nasty’ despite tape – (BBC News)
The quote was made up by the “Fake News Media”, he tweets – despite a recording of the interview.

Trump denies calling Meghan ‘nasty’ despite tape – (Google News (UK))
The quote was made up by the “Fake News Media”, he tweets – despite a recording of the interview.

Trump is a ‘global threat,’ says Mayor of London – (CNN)
Long-time Donald Trump critic and London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has called the US President “one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat,” in an explosive newspaper article published just hours before Trump’s first state visit to the UK.

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