2019-09-14

Headlines:

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

Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas faces tropical storm – (Associated Press)
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Officials temporarily suspended aid efforts and closed a couple of small airports in the Bahamas on Saturday as Tropical Storm Humberto threatened to lash the…

Overshadowed by U.S. corruption probe, UAW, GM near contract deadline – (Reuters)
A federal corruption probe of top union officials stirred growing uncertainty about collective bargaining talks on Saturday, as the current labor contract between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and General Motors Co was set to expire at the stroke of midnight.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and their tale of 2 countries – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns….

White House confirms Osama bin Laden’s son killed in US operation – (Al Jazeera English)
It is believed that Hamza bin Laden was being groomed as heir to the al-Qaeda leadership following his father’s death.

Trump confirms Bin Laden’s son Hamza is dead – (BBC News)
Donald Trump confirms he was killed in a counter-terror operation after his death was reported in August.

The ‘fool’ that fentanyl made into a millionaire – (Associated Press)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled up jeans. Lurking on a trash can…

Tropical Storm Humberto lashes Bahamas, seen becoming hurricane – (Reuters)
Tropical Storm Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday, and forecasters said it was likely to become a hurricane before the end of the weekend.

Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill’s birthplace – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Thieves have stolen a unique solid gold toilet worth up to 1 million pounds ($1.25 million) from the birthplace of British wartime leader Winston Churchill.The toilet, the…

Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza is dead: White House – (Reuters)
The White House said in a statement on Saturday that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation.

White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, has been killed in a U.S….

Houthi drones hit two Aramco plants, sources say oil supplies disrupted – (Reuters)
Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two Saudi Aramco plants at the heart of the kingdom’s oil industry, including the world’s biggest petroleum processing facility, sparking fires in the latest violent flare-up in the Gulf.

Saudi Arabia’s oil supply disrupted after drone attacks: sources – (Reuters)
Saudi Arabia’s oil production and exports have been disrupted, said three sources familiar with the matter, after drone attacks on two Aramco plants on Saturday, including the world’s biggest oil processing facility.

Imran Khan on ‘genocide’ in Kashmir and possible war with India – (Al Jazeera English)

Tears and tributes as leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe’s Mugabe – (Reuters)
Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe was honored as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Drones Strike Big Saudi Refineries, and Houthis Claim Responsibility – (The New York Times)
The attacks set two large refineries ablaze, as the Houthi faction tried once again to take the war that has devastated Yemen to Saudi Arabia.

U.S. envoy to Saudi Arabia condemns attacks on Aramco oil facilities – (Reuters)
The U.S. envoy to Saudi Arabia condemned as “unacceptable” drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday which were claimed by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement.

Yemen rebels claim drone attacks on major Saudi oil sites – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Drones claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early…

Factbox: What needs to happen before Boeing’s 737 MAX can fly again – (Reuters)
(In September 13 story, corrects name of European Union Aviation Safety Agency from European Aviation and Space Agency in paragraph 15)

House panel wants Boeing CEO to allow employee interviews on 737 MAX crashes – (Reuters)
Congress on Thursday asked Boeing Co’s chief executive to make several employees available for interviews as part of a congressional probe into the design, development and certification of 737 MAX aircraft involved in two crashes that killed 346 people.

Gold toilet stolen in Blenheim Palace burglary – (BBC News)
The artwork was taken from the Oxfordshire stately home in early hours of the morning, police say.

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From various sources

Ashes 5th Test 2019: Live cricket scores, weather, updates, day 3 Australia vs England – (News.com.au)
Welcome to our live coverage of day three of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.

AFL scores: Brisbane vs GWS live updates, news, video | Lions vs Giants – (News.com.au)
Welcome to our live coverage of the Brisbane Lions’ semi-final showdown with GWS Giants at the Gabba.

Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza is dead – White House – (The Jerusalem Post)
Hamza was designated a global terrorist by the US in 2017 after he called for acts of terrorism in Western capitals and threatened to take revenge against the United States for killing his father.

Right-wing activist attacks Yair Golan at event – (The Jerusalem Post)
While Golan was being interviewed, right wing activist Tzachi Eliyahu came onstage and tried to cancel the entire event, while screaming “You leftists!”

Netanyahu calls emergency meeting days before election – (The Jerusalem Post)
“If the Likud complaints were examined on time, Israel would not be in the current round of elections,” the Likud party stated, according to Maariv.

MLB – (Fox Sports)
Find live MLB scores, MLB player & team news, MLB videos, rumors, stats, standings, team schedules & fantasy games on FOX Sports.

21 Of The Best Ankle Boots You Can Get On Amazon – (Buzzfeed)
Time to ~kick~ your fall OOTDs up a notch.

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Court rules in favour of SANParks with Constantia man who sold mountain water – (News24)
South African National Parks (SANParks) has obtained an order in its favour against a Constantia man who had been selling water – by the truckload – from a mountain stream.

Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas faces tropical storm – (Associated Press)
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Officials temporarily suspended aid efforts and closed a couple of small airports in the Bahamas on Saturday as Tropical Storm Humberto threatened to lash the…

How Hailee Steinfeld and <em>Dickinson</em> creator are welcoming the legendary poet into the modern era – (Entertainment Weekly)
Star Hailee Steinfeld and ‘Dickinson’ creator Alena Smith tease their forthcoming Apple TV+ series and the prospect of seeing Emily Dickinson as ‘a voice outside her time.’

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All about Trump

Trump move on flavored e-cigarettes may hit adults trying to quit | TheHill – (The Hill)
The Trump administration’s looming ban on flavored e-cigarette sales is aimed at stopping kids fr…

Trump official says asylum changes will drive down backlog – (CBS News)
The Supreme Court’s decision this week to allow sweeping regulations to take effect while litigation

Conservatives, Liberals in dead heat as leaders talk Trump and trade on campaign trail – (The Globe And Mail)
Tracking poll released Saturday shows Liberals and Conservatives in tight race

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and their tale of 2 countries – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns….

Trump confirms Bin Laden’s son Hamza is dead – (BBC News)
Donald Trump confirms he was killed in a counter-terror operation after his death was reported in August.

Trump approval in key Rust Belt areas rises despite slow economic growth – (Axios)
These Rust Belt counties backed Trump by a margin of 13 percentage points in 2016.

Trump Says Son of Osama bin Laden Killed in U.S. Operation – (The Wall Street Journal)
Hamza bin Laden, first reported dead in July, was seen by some as a rising figure in al Qaeda

Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in US operation: Donald Trump – (Google News (India))
Donald Trump confirmed that Hamza bin Laden was killed in a counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.The 15th of Osama bin Laden’s 20 children and a son of his 3rd wife, Hamza, thought to be about 30 years old, was ’emerging as a lead…

Trump confirms Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in US counterterrorism operation – (Google News)
President Donald Trump in a statement on Saturday said late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden had been “killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.”

Bin Laden’s son Hamza was killed in counterterrorism operation, President Trump confirms – (Fox News)
President Trump has confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son of former Al Qaeda leader and 9/11 mastermind Usama bin Laden, has been killed.

Trump confirms Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in U.S. operation – (NBC News)
Hamza bin Laden, the son and potential successor of the late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation, President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday.

Trump announces death of Osama bin Laden’s son in ‘counter-terrorism operation’ – (Google News (UK))
‘Hamza bin Ladin was responsible for planning and dealing with various terrorist groups’

Donald Trump confirms Osama Bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in counter-terror op – (Mirror)
Hamza Bin Laden was officially designated by the US as a global terrorist two years ago and was thought to be a potential future leader of al-Qaeda

The radical Israeli settlement that reveals the truth about Trump and Netanyahu’s relationship – (Independent)
A radical settlement deep in the West Bank offers clues to the close relationship which critics say is undermining a peace process for the region

Osama Bin Laden’s son killed in counter-terrorism strike – (Metro)
Donald Trump has revealed how he was killed.

Trump confirms Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in US counterterrorism operation – (CNN)
President Donald Trump in a statement on Saturday said late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden had been “killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.”

Trump confirms death of Osama bin Laden’s son | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Saturday confirmed the death of Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Lad…

Donald Trump’s Latest ‘Genius’ Boast Leaves People More Than A Bit Puzzled – (The Huffington Post)
“Isn’t this something he said about himself?” asked one person on Twitter.

3 Factors That Could Supercharge Dow Jones to Shatter Record Highs – CCN.com – (Crypto Coins News)
As President Trump considers a partial trade deal with China ahead of new round of trade talks, the Dow Jones increased by around 500 points.

Blenheim Palace flooded as thieves steal £1MILLION solid gold toilet just days after it’s unveiled – (Google News (UK))
<ol><li>Blenheim Palace flooded after thieves steal £1m solid gold toilet offered to Donald Trump in 5am raid  The Sun </li><li>Gold toilet stolen in Blenheim Palace burglary  BBC News </li><li>Blenheim Palace’s £1million 18-carat solid gold toilet is stole…

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