2019-08-08

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

Stabbing rampage by man in 2 California cities leaves 4 dead – (Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man “full of anger” stabbed, slashed and robbed his way across two Southern California cities in a bloody rampage that killed four people and wounded two others who were…

An archetypal rebel: how Johnson’s chief adviser is driving Brexit – (Reuters)
Boris Johnson has lost no time in making his mark as British prime minister. In two weeks, he has toured the country telling Britons a spending squeeze will end and they will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what.

Fans recreate Beatles’ Abbey Road cover shot 50 years on – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — It was 50 years ago today, that The Beatles caused a traffic delay.And hundreds of fans of the Fab Four gathered Thursday at a crosswalk in London’s St. John’s Wood…

Pakistan halts train service to India, bans films over Kashmir change – (Reuters)
Pakistan halted its main train service to India on Thursday and banned Indian films as it kept up the diplomatic pressure on New Delhi for revoking the special status of Kashmir, the region at the heart of 70 years of hostility between them.

U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; labor market strong – (Reuters)
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market remains strong even as the economy is slowing.

Mayors urge Senate to return to Washington for gun bill vote – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200 mayors, including two anguished by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, are urging the Senate to return to the Capitol to act on gun safety legislation amid criticism…

Factbox: Mass shootings in U.S. ignite new calls for gun legislation – (Reuters)
A cluster of recent mass shootings that killed 36 people in California, Texas and Ohio has sparked renewed calls for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence.

Trump visits mass shooting victims; protesters shout ‘Do something!’ – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump met victims and first responders from last weekend’s deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio on Wednesday, as chanting protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially charged rhetoric.

New UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the ground, climate change is hitting us where it counts: the stomach — not to mention the forests, plants and animals.A new United Nations scientific report examines…

Markets find a floor as Chinese data soothe nerves – (Reuters)
Stock markets enjoyed a tentative recovery on Thursday after better-than-expected Chinese export data, while a steadying of the yuan restored some calm to global markets following a stormy few days that sent investors scrambling for safety.

10 Things to Know for Today – (Associated Press)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WARMING REPORT SEES HUNGRY FUTUREA new United Nations scientific report…

Bubble tea brawl: Taiwan brands face mainland boycott over Hong Kong gesture – (Reuters)
Internet users on the Chinese mainland have blacklisted popular bubble tea brands from Taiwan after a Hong Kong franchise urged solidarity with street protesters in the Asian financial hub.

Kyrgyzstan ex-president resists second raid – (BBC News)
A second attempt to seize Kyrgyzstan’s former president is underway after an earlier botched raid.

5 years after Ferguson, racial tension might be more intense – (Associated Press)
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found…

No phone calls, no groceries: Kashmir on edge under lockdown – (Associated Press)
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tens of thousands of government forces in riot gear patrol Indian-controlled Kashmir. Streets lined with shuttered shops are deserted, steel barricades and razor wire…

More Hong Kong companies say business impacted by mass protests – (Reuters)
Conglomerate Swire Pacific <0019.HK> became the latest major Hong Kong company to voice concern about the impact of protests in the city on business activity, saying they are having direct and indirect impact on demand on a number of its businesses.

New cars ‘can be broken into in 10 seconds’ – (BBC News)
What Car? magazine experts say the latest models with keyless entry systems can easily be hijacked.

Crowds gather to mark 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover photo – (Reuters)
Hundreds of people gathered at the world’s most famous zebra crossing on Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of the day the Beatles were photographed on it, creating one of the best-known album covers in music history and an image imitated by countless fans…

US suspect’s mother ‘phoned police before attack’ – (BBC News)
The mother of the suspect of carrying out the El Paso attack was worried about him owning a rifle.

Explosion at Russian military base kills two – (BBC News)
Explosion at military base in northern Russia kills two people and injures six more, officials say

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From various sources

Gloom from the climate-change front line – (The Economist)
But not complete doom, if people behave sensibly

Senior Rabbis rule: It’s forbidden to go up to the Temple Mount – (The Jerusalem Post)
The rabbis felt it was necessary to issue their rulings in advance of the fast of Tisha Be’av this coming Sunday when some Jews have the custom to attempt an ascent to the Temple Mount.

Palestinian factions applaud West Bank terror attack – (The Jerusalem Post)
A PA official in Ramallah pointed out that the murder of Sorek came on the eve of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha. He said he did not rule out the possibility that a Hamas cell was behind the attack.

FedEx ends their contract with Amazon; Subway teams up with Beyond Meat – (Fox News)
Morning Business Outlook: FedEx announces it will let its ground delivery contract with Amazon expire at the end of the month; Subway becomes the latest restaurant chain to team up with Beyond Meat, creating a meatless meatball sub.

Trump regrets the ‘pressure’ put on his brother, who died of alcoholism in the 1980s – (Fox News)
President Trump reflected on his relationship with his brother Fred Trump Jr. — who died in 1981 as a result of alcoholism — and the lasting effect Fred’s drinking had on him, in a new interview.

48 Male Patients Say A USC Doctor Sexually Abused Them — And The University Was Warned – (Buzzfeed)
Five of those patients, all of whom were students, say they told the university that Dr. Dennis Kelly subjected them to invasive exams and made sexual remarks.

RAF Typhoons scrambled to intercept Russian ‘bear’ bomber and two jets – (Mirror)
A Russian TU-95 ‘bear’ bomber and two SU-30 “Flanker” jets were heading west close to Estonian airspace, according to reports

‘The truth shall be revealed’ – Zandile Gumede after appearing for corruption – (News24)
Embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede says the truth will be revealed about the corruption-related charges against her in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court.

Man, 32, arrested after ‘sending racist tweet’ about Liverpool player Mo Salah – (Mirror)
A 32-year-old man from Waterloo was arrested shortly before 9.30am today on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence

Tony Pollard ‘has stuck out’ with Ezekiel Elliott absent – (NFL News)
As you might have heard, the Dallas Cowboys are without their starting running back. Rookie running back Tony Pollard has claimed most of Ezekiel Elliott’s first-team reps and made his mark in the process.

Kate and Wills are all smiles at royal Regatta – (News.com.au)
Kate Middleton and Prince William were laughing yesterday as they arrived at the King’s Cup yachting regatta.

FDA vaping and seizures study: Can vaping trigger seizures? Health officials investigate e-cigarette risks – (CBS News)
The FDA is investigating dozens of reports of seizures among e-cigarette users, mostly young people

Policeman is fighting for his life after he was repeatedly stabbed – (Daily Mail)
The officer was stabbed after attempting to stop a van at the junction of Coopers Lane and Leyton High Road in Leyton (pictured).

Yankees, White Sox to play at Field of Dreams – (ESPN)
The Yankees and White Sox will play a game at the famed Field of Dreams in Iowa next season following the construction of a temporary, 8,000-seat ballpark.

Stabbing rampage by man in 2 California cities leaves 4 dead – (Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man “full of anger” stabbed, slashed and robbed his way across two Southern California cities in a bloody rampage that killed four people and wounded two others who were…

Everton in talks with Manchester United over a permanent deal for defender – (FourFourTwo)
Everton are looking to bring in Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo before today’s transfer deadline.

An archetypal rebel: how Johnson’s chief adviser is driving Brexit – (Reuters)
Boris Johnson has lost no time in making his mark as British prime minister. In two weeks, he has toured the country telling Britons a spending squeeze will end and they will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what.

Elizabeth Warren: Donald Trump Is A White Supremacist – (The Huffington Post)
“He’s done everything he can to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country,” said the Democratic presidential candidate.

Mississippi ICE raid: 11-year-old girl tearfully begs for dad’s release – (CBS News)
“Let my parent be free with everybody else please,” the girl says after her father was one of hundreds of undocumented immigrants rounded up by ICE in Mississippi

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Ina Fried, our expert on tech, illuminates the news shaping Silicon Valley and tech products. Weekday mornings

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All about Trump

Trump regrets the ‘pressure’ put on his brother, who died of alcoholism in the 1980s – (Fox News)
President Trump reflected on his relationship with his brother Fred Trump Jr. — who died in 1981 as a result of alcoholism — and the lasting effect Fred’s drinking had on him, in a new interview.

Elizabeth Warren: Donald Trump Is A White Supremacist – (The Huffington Post)
“He’s done everything he can to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country,” said the Democratic presidential candidate.

Trump says he’s “strongly considering” commuting Rod Blagojevich’s prison sentence – (CBS News)
The former Illinois governor is serving a 14-year prison term on multiple federal corruption convictions

Trump is “Strongly Considering” Pardoning a Corrupt Governor — Who Just Happens to Be a Former “Apprentice” Star – (Vice News)
Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, is serving a 14-year sentence for trying to sell a Senate seat.

Report blasts Palantir for ICE work, Trump ties – (Axios)
Several of its ICE contracts are up for renewal.

Trump visits mass shooting victims; protesters shout ‘Do something!’ – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump met victims and first responders from last weekend’s deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio on Wednesday, as chanting protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially charged rhetoric.

Equinox customers threaten boycott over Trump fundraiser – (Google News)
Celebrities Chrissy Teigen and Billy Eichner are among customers threatening to boycott the Equinox and SoulCycle fitness chains after reports that the chair…

Trump: All El Paso shooting patients being treated at hospital ‘refused to meet with president’ – (Independent)
‘Some of them said they didn’t want to meet with the president. Some of them didn’t want any visitors,’ spokesperson says

Gregg Jarrett: ‘Clueless’ Peter Strzok doesn’t have a case to get his job back – (Fox News)
Peter Strzok is suing the FBI and DOJ over his termination, saying they caved to pressure from President Trump. Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett responds.

Billionaire SoulCycle, Equinox Investor Defends Trump Fundraiser After Backlash – (Fortune)
Stephen Ross’s $250,000-per-person lunch for the president has stoked calls for a boycott of his business interests.

Democrats and the FBI say white extremism is a huge problem. Trump disagrees. – (Google News)
The issue of white extremism is taking on a new and important role in the American political conversation, and it is separate from the problem of guns and the people who will use them to mow down their fellow citizens.

Victims Of El Paso Mass Shooting Refused Hospital Meeting With Donald Trump – (The Huffington Post)
“Some of them said they didn’t want to meet with the president, some of them didn’t want any visitors,” a hospital spokesman told The Washington Post.

The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump vows federal response to Ohio, Texas shootings | TheHill – (The Hill)

House Democrats Can Impeach Trump Any Time They Want – (New York Magazine)
An emerging argument is that any formal “initiation” of an impeachment “proceeding” or “inquiry” is unnecessary.

Rove: The president did the right thing by visiting Dayton and El Paso – (Fox News)
President Trump visits Ohio and Texas amid criticism; Fox News contributor Karl Rove weighs in.

Hundreds detained in US immigration raids – (RTE)
US officials said that around 680 undocumented migrants were detained in a major series of raids at food processing plants in the southeastern United States, part of President Donald Trump’s announced crackdown on illegal immigration.

Banks Hand Over Documents on Russians Possibly Linked to Trump – (The Wall Street Journal)
Major Wall Street banks have given congressional committees investigating President Trump thousands of pages of documents related to Russians who may have had dealings with the president, his family or his business, people familiar with the congressional prob…

CNN panel gets heated over Trump attacks – CNN Video – (CNN)
Rob Astorino, a member of Trump’s 2020 re-election advisory council, and Former Clinton White House aide Keith Boykin get into a heated exchange about President Donald Trump’s tone in the wake of two mass shootings that rattled the US.

‘Start Here’: Trump blasts Democrats, defends rhetoric during El Paso, Dayton visits – (ABC News)
It’s Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Watch Biden’s blistering rebuke of Trump – CNN Video – (CNN)
During a speech in Iowa, former Vice President Joe Biden says President Trump has fanned the flames of white supremacy in America.

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