2019-09-16

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

Wall Street slides after Saudi attacks; energy stocks surge – (Reuters)
Wall Street slipped on Monday on global growth worries after the weekend attack on Saudi Arabian crude facilities knocked out 5% of the world’s supply, while a more than 10% jump in oil prices lifted beaten-down energy stocks.

U.S. considers more intel sharing with Saudi Arabia after attack: sources – (Reuters)
The United States is considering increasing its intelligence sharing with Saudi Arabia after Saturday’s attack on Saudi oil facilities, which halved the kingdom’s production and jolted world oil markets, U.S. officials told Reuters.

Saudi-led coalition: Initial findings show Iran arms used in Saudi attack – (Reuters)
The Saudi-led military coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday that the attack on Saudi oil plants was carried out by Iranian weapons and did not originate from Yemen according to preliminary findings.

Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “locked and loaded” to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia’s energy…

Johnson, Juncker hold Brexit talks; no visible breakthrough – (Associated Press)
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed Monday to ramp up talks on securing an elusive Brexit deal, but the two sides…

GM, UAW restart talks as workers take to picket lines – (Reuters)
Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers are scheduled to restart bargaining Monday to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker’s highly profitable U.S. operations.

Israeli PM vows to annex ‘all the settlements’ in West Bank – (Associated Press)
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex “all the settlements” in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in…

Saudi Aramco attacks: What we know so far – (Reuters)
Attacks on two sites at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry shut down more than 5% of global supply, sent oil prices as much as 20% higher and prompted the United States to blame Iran despite Tehran’s denials.

Trump questions Iran’s denial of blame over Saudi attacks – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday questioned Iran’s claim that it had nothing to do with weekend attacks on a giant oil plant in Saudi Arabia that have cut off 5% of global crude output.

EU stands firm on Brexit, UK says talks to be stepped up – (Reuters)
The European Commission said on Monday that London had still not proposed an alternative to the Irish backstop that has stymied a deal on Britain’s exit from the EU, giving a blunt read-out of a meeting between its president and Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Japan foreign minister expresses concern over global economy from attacks on Saudi – (Reuters)
Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Monday that he agreed with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the global economy would be affected if the attacks on Saudi oil facilities destabilize the situation in the Middle East.

Warren offers anti-corruption plan central to her campaign – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has released a sweeping anti-government corruption proposal, providing a detailed policy roadmap for a fight she says is at the core of her presidential…

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze – (Associated Press)
Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD.”It’ll relax you,” the friend assured.The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him. After two puffs, he ended up…

Northern Irish activist joins other Brexit cases in Supreme Court – (Reuters)
A Northern Irish rights campaigner whose case against Britain leaving the European Union without a deal was dismissed by Belfast’s High Court last week succeeded on Monday in joining two other challenges before the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court.

‘Desperate to be re-elected’: Will Netanyahu win Israel vote? – (Al Jazeera English)
Public opinion appears divided on eve of poll over future of PM facing prospect of being indicted in corruption cases.

After bankruptcy filing, Purdue Pharma may not be off hook – (Associated Press)
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners expressed sympathy but not responsibility for the nation’s opioid crisis as the company filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night, part of a…

As shock wears off, mental health concerns grow in Bahamas – (Associated Press)
HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) — One woman and her husband huddled on top of a bedroom dresser for two days, surrounded by floodwaters.Another man sat in his wheelchair for nearly 48 hours in…

No Deal: Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute – (Associated Press)
DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into…

2019 ozone hole could be smallest in three decades – (BBC News)
The deep thinning in Earth’s protective atmospheric layer is not as extensive as it normally is.

Pakistani police detain Hindu school principal over ‘blasphemy’ – (Al Jazeera English)
Police take Hindu man into “protective custody” after far-right groups attack temple and homes from minority community.

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From various sources

Iowa, Auburn and other sleepers that could shake up the CFP race – (ESPN)
We break down under-the-radar Power 5 conference title contenders that could impact the College Football Playoff.

Elbit to supply mission critical products to US Air Force – (The Jerusalem Post)
While the value of the deal was undisclosed, Israeli business daily cited sources estimating the deal to be worth approximately $500 million.

U.S. considers more intel sharing with Saudi Arabia after attack-sources – (The Jerusalem Post)
Any expansion in U.S. intelligence sharing could trigger a sharp reaction from Congress.

Ilhan Omar: I hope Israelis will make ‘different decision’ in election – (The Jerusalem Post)
Ilhan Omar spoke out against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of the upcoming Israeli elections.

Election mode 2 – saying a final farewell to consensus – (The Jerusalem Post)
In their desperation to get elected, nothing a candidate says or does can be taken at face value.

Purdue Pharma files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection; United Auto Workers walk off the job at GM – (Fox News)
Morning Business Outlook: Purdue Pharma files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after reaching a tentative settlement over its alleged role in the opioid epidemic; thousands of United Auto Workers members walk out on General Motors after contract talks bre…

Lori Loughlin college admissions scandal case ‘upsetting’ for ‘Fuller House’ cast, co-star says – (Fox News)
Lori Loughlin’s involvement in the college admissions scandal, which got her booted from “Fuller House,” still has her co-stars reeling from her untimely exit from the Netflix revival of the classic sitcom.

16 People Share The Most Entitled Thing They’ve Ever Seen Anyone Do, And Wow, Just Wow – (Buzzfeed)
This is their world and we’re just living in it, I guess.

Comprehensive Guide on Data Visualization with Pandas – (Hacker News)

Colin Trevorrow returns to Jurassic World with new short, Battle at Big Rock – (The Verge)
A new Jurassic World short, directed by Colin Trevorrow, who also helmed the first Jurassic World in 2015, has arrived. The eight-minute short, Battle at Big Rock, takes place one year after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Boris Johnson ’empty chaired’ at humiliating EU press conference amid protests – (Mirror)
The Prime Minister had his first meeting with Brussels chief Jean-Claude Juncker today – but protesters lined the streets in Luxembourg

David de Gea: Manchester United goalkeeper signs new deal at Old Trafford – (BBC Sport)
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea signs a new contract to stay with the club until 2023.

Rachael Denhollander on the power of Larry Nassar’s manipulation – (CBS News)
“I didn’t just trust my abuser, I trusted the institutions that surrounded him, I trusted the community that surrounded him”

Farmington explosion: Building explosion rocks Maine town today — live updates – (CBS News)
Firefighters are responding to a building explosion that rocked the town of Farmington and a county sheriff says there are injuries

Hands-on: Vivo’s Nex 3 flaunts a beautiful waterfall screen and no-button design – (The Next Web)
Vivo unveiled the third iteration of its aspirational Nex series of phones today in China with the Nex 3. The device has a super-cuvered ‘waterfall’ display, a 64-megapixel camera and  5G support. We got to test out the device for a couple of hours before the…

Trump administration blames Iran for Saudi Arabia oil attack – (CBS News)
The Trump administration is blaming Iran for the drone attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joined CBSN AM with more on how the president is responding.

Ronan Ryan, Pamela Flood had not heard of insolvency regime, court told – (The Irish Times)
Pair appeal against court order allowing vulture fund to repossess Clontarf home

David De Gea: Manchester United goalkeeper commits future to club by signing new contract until 2023 – (TalkSport)

NASCAR legend Mike Stefanik dies aged 61 in horror plane crash – (Mirror)
We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story

Rick Perry says it’s premature to say whether Strategic Petroleum Reserve is needed – (CNBC)
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry spoke to CNBC following drone strikes on Saudi Arabia’s oil processing facilities.

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All about Trump

Trump administration blames Iran for Saudi Arabia oil attack – (CBS News)
The Trump administration is blaming Iran for the drone attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joined CBSN AM with more on how the president is responding.

Scott Morrison will have state dinner President Trump – (News.com.au)
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be second to receive state dinner from President Trump

Oil prices rise after attack on Saudi Arabia blamed by US on Iran as Trump says Strategic Oil Reserve ready today – (CBS News)
Two Trump cabinet members have now blamed Iran for an attack on Saudi oil facilities that could force the U.S. to dip into its strategic reserve

Fareed Zakaria: Trump’s foreign policy is in shambles – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Donald Trump claimed he was a great deal maker, but after the collapse of deals with Iran, North Korea and the Taliban, has that claim been proven otherwise?

Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “locked and loaded” to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia’s energy…

Trump’s warning to Iran raises fears of war — and confusion – (CNN)
President Donald Trump’s amped up rhetoric that the US is “locked and loaded” sparked new fears of war with Iran but also confusion about his true intentions following an attack on a Saudi oil field that rocked global oil markets.

Trump rages after New York Times updates story to say alleged Kavanaugh victim ‘does not recall’ incident – (CNBC)
The Times updated an article detailing a previously unreported accusation against Justice Kavanaugh from when he was a Yale University student, noting that “the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident.”

Resilient Dow Clings to 27,000 Despite Trump’s ‘Locked & Loaded’ Threat – (Crypto Coins News)
The Dow took losses on Monday, but the stock market bellwether demonstrated its resilience in the face of Trump’s “locked and loaded” threat.

Scaramucci says Trump’s rhetoric about attack on Saudi oil is ‘a predictable level of irrationality’ – (CNN)
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said President Donald Trump’s remarks that the United States is “locked and loaded” in response to an attack on Saudi Arabian oil fields are a “predictable level of irrationality from him.”

While pondering response to Iran, Donald Trump says US doesn’t need Middle East oil – (USA Today)
A day after appearing to threaten Iran over an attack on Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump strikes a more neutral tone on Monday morning.

Trump questions Iran’s denial of blame over Saudi attacks – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday questioned Iran’s claim that it had nothing to do with weekend attacks on a giant oil plant in Saudi Arabia that have cut off 5% of global crude output.

Live updates: Saudi attacks send oil prices soaring – CNN – (CNN)
President Trump’s claim the US is “locked and loaded” may not refer to military action, the vice president’s chief of staff said Monday, calling the term tweeted by Trump “broad.”

Trump says Kavanaugh is the one ‘actually being assaulted’ following new allegation of sexual assault – (USA Today)
A newspaper walks back part of a new story on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, drawing attacks from President Donald Trump

Saudi oil attack roils global energy markets; Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ – (USA Today)
Global energy prices rocketed higher after a weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities that disrupted more than 5 percent of the world’s daily supply.

Trump says Kavanaugh ‘assaulted by lies and Fake News’ after NYT correction | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Monday hammered the media after the New York Times issued a correction to a re…

Trump revs up his attacks after NYTimes adds editors’ note to Kavanaugh article – (Google News)
“The one who is actually being assaulted is Justice Kavanaugh – Assaulted by lies and Fake News!” the president tweeted.

Yankees’ Rivera to Be Latest Athlete to Receive Medal of Freedom – (Bloomberg)
President Donald Trump will award New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera with the nation’s highest civilian honor on Monday, weeks after the major league’s …

‘Locked and Loaded’: Trump’s Latest Tweetstorm Rages Over Saudi Oil Attack – (Crypto Coins News)
Donald Trump says the US is all set to punish the culprits who carried out drone attacks on key Saudi oil installations.

Elizabeth Warren Releases Sweeping Anti-Corruption Plan – (The Huffington Post)
The 2020 contender’s policies would address ethics problems in President Donald Trump’s administration, but she argues “they are much bigger than him.”

‘Delighted’ by Trump’s decision to join Houston rally, says Modi – (The Hindu)
It highlights the strength of the relationship and recognition of contribution of Indian community to American society and economy,” he says

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