2019-07-13

Headlines:

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

Hurricane Barry hits Gulf Coast with rain and surging water – (Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Barry (all times local) :11:10 a.m.The heaviest rains on land from lopsided Hurricane Barry have hit coastal Alabama and Mississippi the…

Hurricane Barry Live Updates: Storm Is Upgraded to Category 1 Hurricane – (The New York Times)
Rain and flooding, not wind speed, are what has many residents worried.

Hurricane Barry’s rain and floods hammer Gulf environment – (Associated Press)
Hurricane Barry could affect the environment of the Gulf coast and Lower Mississippi Valley in numerous ways, from accelerating runoff of farmland nutrients to toppling trees and damaging wildlife…

Barry churns off Louisiana, New Orleans storm surge lower than feared – (Reuters)
Hurricane Barry was churning off Louisiana on Saturday, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 in a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week.

Ambassador leak ‘not in public interest’ say police – (BBC News)
Met Police says it respects freedom of press, but publishing diplomatic emails may be a criminal offence.

Barry becomes hurricane as it bears down on Louisiana: NHC – (Reuters)
Storm Barry was upgraded to hurricane status on Saturday as it moved onto Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), and its center is expected to cross the coast during the next few hours, the National Hurricane Center said.

Demonstrators in Sudan demand justice for army crackdown victims – (Al Jazeera English)
Hundreds of protesters rallied across the country to mourn dozens of demonstrators killed in a brutal raid last month.

Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch linked to investigation – (Associated Press)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At the center of Jeffrey Epstein’s secluded New Mexico ranch sits a sprawling residence the financier built decades ago — complete with plans for a 4,000-square-foot…

Barry strengthens to hurricane; storm surge feared – (Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture, sprawling Barry strengthened into a hurricane Saturday as it crawled slowly toward shore, knocking out power on the Gulf Coast and…

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia’s Kismayo – (Reuters)
Islamist gunmen killed 26 people, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, when they stormed a hotel in Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo, a regional state president said on Saturday, the deadliest day in the city since insurgents were dri…

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam – (Associated Press)
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon’s champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of…

Storm Barry closes in as Louisiana locks down – (BBC News)
Flights in and out of New Orleans have been cancelled, with tens of thousands already without power.

Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title – (BBC News)
Simona Halep wins her first Wimbledon title and crushes Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title with a 6-2 6-2 win.

Clashes erupt as Hong Kong protest targets Chinese traders – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Several thousand people marched in Hong Kong on Saturday against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese…

Barr: Justice Dept. is ‘all in’ on criminal justice overhaul – (Associated Press)
EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Leroy Nolan has spent the last 26 years behind bars at a federal prison for a drug conviction. In the prison factory, he works making T-shirts, backpacks and other products…

Powerful X-ray telescope launches to map cosmos – (BBC News)
One of the most important Russian space missions in the post-Soviet era lifts off from Kazakhstan.

Hong Kong protesters, police clash as demonstrations target Chinese traders – (Reuters)
Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Saturday in a town near the boundary with mainland China where thousands rallied against the presence of Chinese traders, seizing on another grievance following major unrest over an extradition bill.

Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world – (Associated Press)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto…

After scuffles, Hong Kong police warn protesters to refrain from violence, leave scene – (Reuters)
Hong Kong police appealed to protesters on Saturday to refrain from violence and leave the area after scuffles in the town of Sheung Shui, where thousands of demonstrators had converged earlier in the day to protest against mainland Chinese traders.

Louisiana faces triple threat of storm surge, river, rain – (Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When it comes to water, New Orleans faces three threats: the sea, the sky and the river.Tropical storms and hurricanes send storm surges pushing up against the city’s…

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From various sources

Terrorist group Hezbollah linked to 30 mosques/centers in Germany – (The Jerusalem Post)
Report states Hezbollah is working to “strengthen the bonds” between Lebanese living in Germany and the terror organization.

The Jews getting arrested at ICE centers are just getting started – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Defiant, angry, urgent, Jewish.”

Emboldened by S-400s, Turkey threatens offensive in eastern Syria – (The Jerusalem Post)
US calls move “unacceptable.”

Israel offers new measures to ease Gaza restrictions – report – (The Jerusalem Post)
Hamas: Israel delaying implementation of truce understandings

RNP – (Hacker News)
C library approach to OpenPGP; GnuPG alternative.

tektoncd/pipeline – (Hacker News)
A K8s-native Pipeline resource. Contribute to tektoncd/pipeline development by creating an account on GitHub.

Push to punish 911 callers builds after latest Amber Alert | CBC News – (CBC News)
Some people are asking whether those who call 911 to complain about Amber Alerts should be fined or charged for tying up emergency lines unnecessarily.

Beto O’Rourke attends Manchester Democrats’ Potluck Picnic in the Park – (Fox News)

colinjfw/sqlkit – (Hacker News)
SQL builder and powerful database toolkit for Golang – colinjfw/sqlkit

A close World Cup final for once, please? – (ESPN Cric Info)
Has a Jofra tweet called the final? Will Morgan get mobbed by selfie-seekers on the Tube? Or, will Williamson’s nice guys finish first? Feat. Fidel Fernando & Osman Samiuddin

Get news fast: If you have a weak connection or are without power, get the text-only version of CNN’s top stories here – (CNN)
View the latest news and breaking news today for U.S., world, weather, entertainment, politics and health at CNN.com.

Meerkats escape from UK zoo after break-in causing havoc for stunned tourists – (Mirror)
Stunned onlookers couldn’t believe their eyes as the meerkats totted along Southend seafront and visited the mini golf course – but the reason for their escape wasn’t so jolly

R25 000 reward offered after break-in at City of Johannesburg offices – (News24)
A R25 000 reward is being offered by Johannesburg metro police for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man believed to be behind a break-in at the chief whip’s offices.

21 Things Doctors Really Wish People Knew About Their Bodies – (Buzzfeed)
Take notes.

Hurricane Barry hits Gulf Coast with rain and surging water – (Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Barry (all times local) :11:10 a.m.The heaviest rains on land from lopsided Hurricane Barry have hit coastal Alabama and Mississippi the…

Saturday Sessions: The Killers perform “Mr. Brightside” – (CBS News)
The Killers’ debut album went multi-platinum and earned five Grammy nominations — and band kept topping the charts in the years that followed. This summer, The Killers took to the stage at Summerfest, Milwaukee’s 11-day musical extravaganza that’s been verif…

Hurricane Barry Live Updates: Storm Is Upgraded to Category 1 Hurricane – (The New York Times)
Rain and flooding, not wind speed, are what has many residents worried.

As US counties update their voting machines, many run on outdated software – (The Verge)
Following the 2016 presidential election, states like Pennsylvania indicated that they would be working to upgrade their voting machines to allay security concerns. A new report from the Associate Press reveals that while counties across the United States hav…

Kolkata Metro passenger dies in tunnel as train moves with his hand caught between automated doors – (The Hindu)
The accident not only created panic among lakhs of metro commuters, but also brought to the fore safety lapses in the functioning of the oldest metro service in the country.

‘Star Trek’ actress Stephanie Niznik dead at 52 – (Fox News)
Actress Stephanie Niznik has died at the age of 52.

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All about Trump

Appeals court grants Trump administration win to snub ‘sanctuary cities’ – (Google News)
The Trump administration scored its first judicial win in its long-running battle to punish so-called sanctuary cities for defying federal immigration laws. A three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit…

5 things to know about the upcoming immigration raids in major U.S. cities – (USA Today)
A series of immigration raids are expected to begin Sunday in several major American cities, according to Trump. Here’s what you should know.

Trump Spent His Social Media Summit Complaining People Aren’t Retweeting Him Anymore – (Vice News)
Think you deserve more Twitter followers? You probably loved the White House Social Media Summit

Trump Says Bitcoin is Dumb. He’s 100% Right. | CCN Markets – (Crypto Coins News)
President Donald Trump said bitcoin is volatile, based on nothing, and is no match for the greatest currency ever: The US Dollar.

Who will be targeted in the expected ICE roundups of immigrant families? – (CBS News)
Raids targeting undocumented families — an operation pushed by President Trump — are set to begin on Sunday

With Census Citizenship Battle Over, Republicans Gear Up For A Redistricting Fight – (The Huffington Post)
Trump has jumped into a battle over whether states can draw districts based only on the population that is eligible to vote, a move that would benefit Republicans.

Donald Trump Kicks Off Yet Another Weekend With A Wild Retweet Rampage – (The Huffington Post)
The president hit the retweet button hard on Saturday morning. Once again.

Yes, Obama deported more people than Trump but context is everything – (Google News)
President Donald Trump wants to deport a lot of people this weekend. “You know what? They came in illegally. They have to go out,” he told reporters Friday as he confirmed that planned immigration raids would go ahead in certain cities starting this weekend.

Democrats take aim as Trump abandons drug pricing plan – (Reuters)
Democrats see U.S. President Donald Trump becoming increasingly vulnerable to criticism about healthcare costs after the administration’s decision to scrap a proposal to lower drug prices, and 2020 White House candidates are rushing to seize the spotlight on …

UK police launch investigation into ‘leak’ of diplomatic emails – (Daily Mail)
Police are investigating the alleged leaking of diplomatic emails concerning Washington ambassador Sir Kim Darroch’s comments about Donald Trump.

Report: Guatemala May Build ‘Legal Wall’ Against Migrants – (Breitbart News)
President Donald Trump’s deputies may soon finalize a “safe third country” deal with Guatemala that would allow U.S. border officials to legally block most migrants from even applying for asylum, according to the New Yorker magazine.

Trump is rattling sabers in cyberspace — but is the U.S. ready? – (Politico)
While cyber defenses are improving, some experts worry about how the U.S. would recover from an even larger strike.

Analysis: Trump pattern is create a crisis, retreat, move on – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was defiant and declarative, with all the hammer-on-anvil subtlety that has charted a now-familiar pattern of his presidency: create a crisis, retreat,…

What to Make of the U.K. Ambassador’s Tiff with Trump – (National Review)
Kim Darroch wasn’t guilty of anything heinous, but he had to go — and the attacks on Boris Johnson for saying as much were misguided.

Trump administration freezing fuel efficiency penalties – (Reuters)
The Trump administration said late on Friday it was issuing final rules to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled penalties for automakers failing to meet fuel efficiency requirements.

Amid tropical storm emergency, Trump fired off dozens of tweets promoting his golf course, skewering Andrew McCabe, and criticizing journalists – (Business Insider)
As Tropical Storm Barry closes in on Louisiana, Trump sent out dozens of tweets about his golf course, Mueller, Hillary Clinton, and more.

Amid tropical storm emergency, Trump fired off dozens of tweets promoting his golf course, skewering Andrew McCabe, and criticizing journalists – (Business Insider (UK))
As Tropical Storm Barry closes in on Louisiana, Trump sent out dozens of tweets about his golf course, Mueller, Hillary Clinton, and more.

Protesters deface U.S. flag, fly Mexican flag over ICE facility in Colorado – (The Washington Times)
Activists pulled down the U.S. flag and replaced it with the Mexican flag Friday outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Aurora, Colorado, part of a national protest against the Trump administration.

Trump’s Angry at Twitter, But Not Enough to Quit Tweeting – (Bloomberg)
Donald Trump’s frustration with social media companies including Twitter Inc. only goes so far: aides say he has no intention, at least right now, to stop tweeting.

Trump admin asks Supreme Court to allow military funds for border wall construction | TheHill – (The Hill)
The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to intervene and issue an order that w…

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