2019-07-30

Headlines:

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

California town pledges to remain strong in wake of shooting – (Associated Press)
GILROY, Calif. (AP) — Only a few days ago, Gilroy was known for one thing: garlic. The rural community near San Francisco lived and breathed the prized, pungent crop.Now it’s the site of…

US issues hacking security alert for small planes – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security issued a security alert Tuesday for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain…

Trump China broadside scuttles stocks, sterling sinks again – (Reuters)
A snarling warning from U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of trade talks with China rattled stock markets on Tuesday, as brewing no-deal Brexit worries also roughed up the pound and Irish bonds again.

Capital One target of massive data breach – (Associated Press)
SEATTLE (AP) — A security breach at Capital One Financial, one of the nation’s largest issuers of credit cards, compromised the personal information of about 106 million people, and in some cases…

Suburban women recoil as Trump dives into racial politics – (Associated Press)
BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Carol Evans approves of Donald Trump’s immigration policy. She gives him credit for the strong economy. But the Republican from the affluent Milwaukee suburbs of Waukesha…

Debate gives some Democrats a last chance to shine – (Associated Press)
DETROIT (AP) — Democrats gathering in Detroit for a pivotal presidential debate will have to decide, once again, how to respond to President Donald Trump while presenting their own vision for the…

Police seek motive for shooting at California garlic festival – (Reuters)
Police continued on Tuesday to look into what motivated a teenager to shoot visitors attending a popular California food festival over the weekend, killing three people, including a 6-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl.

Drones grounded after crash near playing children – (BBC News)
Drones carrying lab samples between hospitals in Switzerland have been grounded.

Presidents have made racist gestures throughout US history – (Associated Press)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When President Donald Trump drew widespread condemnation for describing a majority-black congressional district as a “rat and rodent infested mess” and for tweets…

Iranians say US sanctions blocking access to needed medicine – (Associated Press)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Taha Shakouri keeps finding remote corners to play in at a Tehran children’s charity hospital, unaware that his doctors are running out of chemo medicine needed to treat the…

UK PM Johnson tells Ireland: We leave EU on Oct. 31 ‘no matter what’ – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar on Tuesday that Britain will be leaving the European Union “no matter what” on Oct. 31, stressing that the so-called Irish backstop had to be removed from any exit deal.

ASAP Rocky pleads not guilty to assault – (BBC News)
The rapper is accused of assaulting a teenage refugee in Sweden.

Afghan allies ‘killing most civilians’ – (BBC News)
Pro-government forces killed more civilians in the first half of 2019 than insurgents did, the UN says.

Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit gamble hits sterling – (Reuters)
The British pound tumbled on Tuesday as investors bet Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit brinkmanship with the European Union could trigger a messy divorce that would sow chaos through the world economy and financial markets.

Instagram influencer found dead in suitcase – (BBC News)
The body of Ekaterina Karaglanova, 24, was discovered by her parents at her Moscow flat, police say.

Trump warns China not to wait for 2020 U.S. election to make trade deal – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned China against waiting out his first term in office to finalize any trade deal, saying if he wins re-election in the November 2020 U.S. presidential contest they will get no agreement or a worse one.

Huawei warns on U.S. ban after China smartphone sales drive first-half revenue – (Reuters)
Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies warned on Tuesday a U.S. trade blacklisting will impact short-term revenue growth, even as its half-year revenue surged 23% thanks to soaring smartphone sales at home.

Possible dissent hangs over Fed’s first rate cut in a decade – (Reuters)
U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers will not surprise markets if they deliver on expectations and cut U.S. interest rates for the first time in a decade on Wednesday.

U.S., China move trade talks to Shanghai amid deal pessimism – (Reuters)
U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators shift to Shanghai this week for their first in-person talks since a G20 truce last month, a change of scenery for two sides struggling to resolve deep differences on how to end a year-long trade war.

Sudan talks cancelled as al-Burhan condemns teenagers’ killing – (Al Jazeera English)
Army ruler says killing of five schoolchildren ‘regrettable and unacceptable’ as thousands of students stage protests.

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From various sources

Trump releases Israeli drug smuggler on children’s request – (The Jerusalem Post)
Ariella’s (11) letter read: “I am scared of her getting worse. Without her the world will be a place where I won’t be able to exist.”

Police: Thousands of weapons confiscated in first half of 2019 – (The Jerusalem Post)
Rela Mazali: “Gun violence in Israel is unseen by Jewish Israelis.”

Canada will not change election date despite falling on Jewish holiday – (The Jerusalem Post)
B’nai Brith Canada slams decision as ‘red line’

Israel Police deny Arab reports of questioning of Palestinian 4-year-old – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Palestinian WAFA news agency reported on Tuesday that Israel Police summoned Muhammad Rabi’ Elayyan, a 4 year old resident of the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, for questioning.

Tucker: Democrats and the ‘racist’ strategy – (Fox News)
It didn’t work for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but Democrats are hopeful it will work in 2020.

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

A tiny language called Z (2013) – (Hacker News)

Trump says he is the ‘least racist person anywhere in the world’ | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Tuesday said he has no regrets over his attacks on House Oversi…

Watch a preview of deaf model, actor Nyle DiMarco on ABC’s <em>What Would You Do?</em> premiere – (Entertainment Weekly)
The season premiere of ABC’s hidden camera series ‘What Would You Do?’ showcases ‘Dancing with the Stars’ winner Nyle DiMarco, as well as an immigration scenario near the Mexico-U.S. border.

25 Home Decor Items For Anyone Whose Motto Is “Go Big Or Go Home” – (Buzzfeed)
Oversized, loud, and campy FTW.

Conflura snags $9M Series A to help stop cyber attacks in real time – (TechCrunch)
Just yesterday, we experienced yet another major breach when Capital One announced it had been hacked and years of credit card  application information had been stolen. Another day, another hack, but the question is how can companies protect themselves in the…

‘The Operators’: Experts from WeWork and Brex talk marketing – Getting the most bang for your buck – (TechCrunch)
Tim Hsia & Neil Devani Contributor Share on Twitter Tim Hsia is the CEO of Media Mobilize and a Venture Partner at Digital Garage. Neil Devani is an angel investor and venture capitalist focused on companies solving hard problems. More posts by this contribut…

Insta360 One X review: I love this camera, but I’ll never use it – (The Verge)
It’s a better 360 camera, but it still doesn’t give me a reason to need a 360 camera

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All about Trump

Trump releases Israeli drug smuggler on children’s request – (The Jerusalem Post)
Ariella’s (11) letter read: “I am scared of her getting worse. Without her the world will be a place where I won’t be able to exist.”

Trump says he is the ‘least racist person anywhere in the world’ | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Tuesday said he has no regrets over his attacks on House Oversi…

Trump says Washington Post should apologize to McConnell over ‘Russian asset’ column | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Tuesday said The Washington Post should apologize to Senate Majority Leader Mi…

Trump China broadside scuttles stocks, sterling sinks again – (Reuters)
A snarling warning from U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of trade talks with China rattled stock markets on Tuesday, as brewing no-deal Brexit worries also roughed up the pound and Irish bonds again.

Democratic voters from Michigan weigh in on 2020 field ahead of CNN debate – (CNN)
A group of six Michigan voters are wrestling with what kind of Democratic candidate they believe can take on President Donald Trump in 2020.

‘The View’ hosts slam Republican leadership ‘silence’ in Trump’s Baltimore comments – (USA Today)
The co-hosts of “The View” called out Republican leaders for not speaking out against President Donald Trump’s controversial comments about Baltimore.

President Trump leaves for Jamestown anniversary amid outcry over inflammatory rhetoric — live stream – (CBS News)
Trump’s visit comes at a time when much of the political world is up in arms over his treatment of Civil Rights icon Elijah Cummings

Suburban women recoil as Trump dives into racial politics – (Associated Press)
BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Carol Evans approves of Donald Trump’s immigration policy. She gives him credit for the strong economy. But the Republican from the affluent Milwaukee suburbs of Waukesha…

European stock drop picks up after Trump tweets add to angst – (Financial Times)
German stocks down more than 2% and on track for steepest fall since February

Debate gives some Democrats a last chance to shine – Breitbart – (Breitbart News)
DETROIT (AP) — Democrats gathering in Detroit for a pivotal presidential debate will have to decide, once again, how to respond to President Donald Trump

Beto O’Rourke: What I’ve learned from living in today’s Ellis Island – (CNN)
Beto O’Rourke writes that the border disaster that has happened under the Trump administration proves that it’s long past time for us to rewrite our immigration and naturalization laws, to reflect our values as a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws.

Debate gives some Democrats a last chance to shine – (Associated Press)
DETROIT (AP) — Democrats gathering in Detroit for a pivotal presidential debate will have to decide, once again, how to respond to President Donald Trump while presenting their own vision for the…

Former Maryland governor on Trump’s Baltimore tweets: There’s a double standard for ‘everything’ Trump does – (Google News)
Former Republican Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich said Tuesday that President Trump’s tweets aimed at Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., will bring a long-needed spotlight to the “dire problems” of Baltimore.

Presidents have made racist gestures throughout US history – (Associated Press)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When President Donald Trump drew widespread condemnation for describing a majority-black congressional district as a “rat and rodent infested mess” and for tweets…

A$AP Rocky Pleads Not Guilty as Assault Case Begins in Sweden – (Vice News)
President Trump’s favorite rapper will take the stand on Tuesday afternoon.

Trump news – live: President refuses to back down in latest racism row as Democrats gear up for next round of 2020 debates – (Google News (UK))
Follow the latest updates from Washington

Trump warns China not to wait for 2020 U.S. election to make trade deal – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned China against waiting out his first term in office to finalize any trade deal, saying if he wins re-election in the November 2020 U.S. presidential contest they will get no agreement or a worse one.

Trump rips China as trade negotiations set to begin, says ‘no signs’ of agricultural purchases – (Google News)
Trump accuses Beijing of not following through on promises to buy more U.S. agricultural products.

‘A lot of yelling’: President Donald Trump had a contentious meeting with airline CEOs, report says – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump reportedly met with U.S. airline CEOs who were looking for support in their complaints against foreign airlines.

A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty in assault case in Sweden | CBC News – (CBC News)
U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge on the first day of a trial in Sweden that has drawn international attention and prompted President Donald Trump to intervene on the artist’s behalf.

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