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  • Entertainment: Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker, Dies at 91 jerry-lewis-rip-2 (PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)   —-    Jerry Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, died on Sunday morning at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91. His death was confirmed by John Katsilometes, a columnist for The Las Vegas ...
  • Analysis: Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus Confed Movements BOSTON (AP) — Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats. The 19-year-old joined a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and posted a defiant Facebook message promising that a “tidal wave of white identity is coming,” less than an ...
  • Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack An armed policeman grimaces while on patrol in Cambrils, Spain, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Spanish police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack that killed at least 13, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe’s latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police on Friday shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a car attack in a seaside resort in Spain’s Catalonia region hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade, killing at least 13 people and injuring over 100 others. Authorities said the back-to-back vehicle ...
  • Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan Defense Secretary James Mattis listens during a news conference with Japanese officials, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of sometimes heated internal debate, the Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. He gave no hint of what the strategy would look like. In remarks at the State Department, Mattis told reporters President ...
  • Warship captain in collision that killed 7 to lose command © Kazuhiro Nogi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Damage to the U.S.S. Fitzgerald, which was berthed at its mother port in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, on Sunday. WASHINGTON (AP) — Poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch contributed to a collision between a Navy destroyer and a commercial container ship that killed seven sailors, Navy officials said, announcing that the warship captain will be relieved of command and more than a dozen other sailors will be punished. Adm. William Moran, the vice chief ...
  • Estimates of North Korea’s nuclear weapons hard to nail down FILE- In this Aug. 16. 2017, file photo, a South Korean soldier watches the north side at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea. The U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessments of the size of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder for the United States to develop a policy for deterrence and defend itself and allies in the region. The secrecy of North Korea’s nuclear program, the underground nature of its test explosions and the location of its uranium-enrichment activity has made it historically difficult to assess its capabilities. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessments of the size of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder for the United States to develop a policy for deterrence and defend itself and allies in the region. The secrecy of North Korea’s ...
  • Trump defends Confederate statues, berates his critics FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump walks across the tarmac from Marine One to board Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J. Bombarded by the sharpest attacks yet from fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, dug into his defense of racist groups by attacking members of own party and renouncing the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons. (AP Photo/Pablo BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency. Out of sight, but still online, Trump tweeted his defense of monuments ...
  • Business: World stocks skid as US politics, Spain attack hit sentiment wall-street-7 HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets fell Friday as investors reacted to U.S. political upsets and the terror attack in Spain. European shares fell in early trading while futures pointed to a lower open for U.S. stocks on Friday. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 lost 1.2 percent to 5,085.00. Germany’s DAX shed 0.9 percent to ...
  • Opinion: Will war of words turn into war for real? Views in east Asia In this image made from video on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, from left to right: Shogo Aoki and Masaru Chiba from Japan; Choi Dong-sam and Heo Kyung Yon from South Korea; Ma Hongshuo and Tiger Han from China; speaks about U.S. President Donald Trump and tensions with North Korea. Tensions are swirling as threats are fired back and forth between North Korea and Trump. In East Asia, they are leading to a new level of worry and uncertainty over whether the war of words could escalate into a real war that would likely result in tens of thousands of deaths on the Korean Peninsula. (AP BEIJING (AP) — Tensions are swirling as North Korea and President Donald Trump exchange threats over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs, leading to fears in east Asia of a possible armed conflict. Last week, North Korea said it was drawing up plans to launch missiles into waters near the U.S. territory of Guam, and Trump promised ...
  • Trump Comments on Race Open Breach With C.E.O.s, Military and G.O.P. Trump and Congress (PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)   —-    WASHINGTON — President Trump found himself increasingly isolated in a racial crisis of his own making on Wednesday, abandoned by the nation’s top business executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defense of white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville, Va. The breach with the business community was the ...
  • Trump’s lack of discipline leaves new chief of staff frustrated and dismayed President Donald Trump talks with new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly after he was privately sworn in during a ceremony in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump, Monday, July 31, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/(PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)   —-   BEDMINSTER, N.J. — As the new White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly routes all calls to and from President Trump through the White House switchboard, where he can sign off on them. He stanches the flow of information reaching the president’s desk. And he requires that all staff members ...
  • Trump isolation growing as business panels dismantled President Donald Trump gestures as he answers reporters questions in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)(PhatzNewsRoom / AP)    —-    NEW YORK — With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils Wednesday —an attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump announced the action via tweet, although only after one ...
  • Charlottesville woman’s family: Fight injustice like she did Susan Bro, mother to Heather Heyer, becomes emotional during a memorial for her daughter, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Va. Heyer was killed Saturday, when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP, Pool) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Family members of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville used her funeral as a rallying cry, telling mourners the best way to honor Heather Heyer is to continue her fight against injustice. “Let’s find that spark of conviction,” Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, told the hundreds ...
  • Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea B1 Lancer SK BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president’s recent pledge to answer further aggression with “fire and fury.” In an interview with The American Prospect posted online Wednesday, Bannon tells the liberal publication that ...
  • Business: Global shares meander after upbeat Japan trade report wall 19 TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed in narrow trading Thursday, with European benchmarks falling back after recent gains. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index slipped as the yen strengthened against the U.S. dollar, despite the release of upbeat trade data for July. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX edged 0.1 percent lower to 12,258.20 and the CAC 40 of France ...
  • Analysis: How President Trump Failed His Biggest Leadership Test Yet President Donald Trump gestures as he answers reporters questions in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)(PhatzNewsRoom / TIME)    —-    For seven months, President Donald Trump giddily has ignored the norms of his office and tried the patience of those who had more than a passing knowledge of its history. But during Tuesday’s press conference, before the gold-plated bank of elevators inside his Midtown temple to himself, the President defended those linked ...
  • Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, HMAS Success scans the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia, as a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion flies over, while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean, through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday. But the Australian Transport Safety Bureau cautioned that the drift analysis by Australian science agency CSIRO is based on ...
  • Iraqi Shiite cleric’s Saudi, UAE trips show Gulf realpolitik In this Sunday, August 13, 2017 photo released by Emirates News Agency, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, center right, and other officials, meet with influential Iraqi Shia cleric, Muqtada Al-Sadr, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Al-Sadr, notorious for his followers’ deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq and long-thought to be close to Iran, is now cultivating ties with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two Sunni nations among Arab Gulf states that are fiercely critical of Tehran. (Ryan Carter/Crown Prince Court via AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers’ deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to have ties to Iran, has two new stamps in his passport — from the two fiercest Sunni critics of Tehran in the Gulf. Muqtada al-Sadr’s ...
  • Utah mayor shrugs off attacks, wins GOP primary for US House Provo Mayor John Curtis celebrates after winning Utah’s Republican primary to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Provo, Utah. Curtis of Provo, defeated former state lawmaker Chris Herrod and business consultant Tanner Ainge, son of Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah mayor overcame nearly $1 million in attacks from out-of-state groups to win a three-way Republican primary in a race to fill a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives vacated by Jason Chaffetz. Tuesday’s win puts Provo Mayor John Curtis on an easy path toward victory in the November ...
  • China urges US, North Korea to ‘hit the brakes’ on threats In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, in flight during a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, Aug. 7, 2017 (HST). (Airman 1st Class Gerald Willis/U.S. Air Force via AP) BEIJING (AP) — China has urged the United States and North Korea to “hit the brakes” on threatening words and work toward a peaceful resolution of their tense standoff created by Pyongyang’s recent missile tests and threats to fire them toward Guam. The dispute has also raised fears in South Korea, where a conservative political party ...
  • Defiant Trump renews criticism of ‘both sides’ in protest President Donald Trump gestures as he answers reporters questions in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump defiantly blamed “both sides” for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia, seeking to rebuff the widespread criticism of his handling of the emotionally-charged protests while showing sympathy for the fringe group’s efforts to preserve Confederate monuments. In doing so, Trump used the bullhorn of the ...
  • Business: Global stocks higher after US indexes take small losses wall 36 BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after U.S. indexes took small losses as Washington and North Korea indicated willingness to reduce nuclear tensions. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France’s CAC 40 rose 1.1 percent to 5,194.39 points and Germany’s DAX advanced 0.9 percent to 12,282.36. The FTSE 100 in London gained 0.7 ...
  • Analysis: To launch or not? Either way, North Korea may gain In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a man watches a TV screen showing a local news program reporting on North Korea’s threats to strike Guam with ballistic missiles, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea. If, after all the fanfare, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn’t actually launch missiles toward Guam, many may write the whole episode off as another of the North’s seemingly endless bluffs. But from Pyongyang’s perspective and in the eyes of some U.S. military experts, Kim and his generals have already won this round. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-Joon, File) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — If, after all the fanfare, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn’t actually launch missiles toward Guam, many may write the whole episode off as another of the North’s seemingly endless bluffs. But from Pyongyang’s perspective and in the eyes of some U.S. military experts, Kim and his generals have ...
  • Both Korean leaders, US signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis This image made from video of an Aug. 14, 2017, still image broadcast in a news bulletin on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, by North Korea’s KRT shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receiving a briefing in Pyongyang. North Korea said leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military’s plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People’s Army announced its preparing to create “enveloping fire” near the U.S. military hub in the Pacific. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. (KRT via AP Video) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and “wring the windpipes of the Yankees,” even as both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis, with each suggesting a path toward negotiations. The tentative ...
  • Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues Confed Movements (PhatzNewsRoom / AP)    —-   In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier’s statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little fanfare. In Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she’s ready to tear down all of her city’s Confederate statues, and the city council voted ...

The American Prospect's Robert Kuttner isn't buying the contention that Steve Bannon submitted his resignation Aug. 7. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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Steve Bannon could make more trouble for the "establishment" Republican agenda outside the White House. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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Here's a list of some of the most high-profile exits of President Donald Trump's White House. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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"I don't think you're going to change the stripes on the leopard here," Gordon Bethune says of President Donald Trump. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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Steve Bannon is "going to war" with officials within the Trump administration, Axios' executive editor told CNBC. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving the Trump administration. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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"Business leaders are being asked to step forward and try and set policy for our country," said Jeff Richards, managing partner at GGV Capital. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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The rebuke follows backlash from business leaders, many of whom stepped down from Trump councils before they were disbanded. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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"Not all in one day but I think it would move there," UBS' Art Cashin says. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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Americans are flocking to President Trump because they hate seeing people bullied, says Foster Friess. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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Romney calls on Trump to "acknowledge that he was wrong" for his remarks this week about Charlottesville. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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"I still believe he can get a lot done and he has an uncanny knack of surviving," the Home Depot co-founder tells the New York Times. [...]
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Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz said the events surrounding a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the "moral fiber" of the country in question. [...]
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Gary Cohn is now under pressure to abandon President Donald Trump, whom he serves as chief economic advisor. [...]
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A growing number of Guam's residents now want a say in how the island is run, and this could mean breaking from the U.S. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
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People have criticized the ACLU for defending white nationalists' right to protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
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The settlement came after an unusual lawsuit by Sanofi, a competitor to Mylan, which alleged anti-competitive tactics. [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
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The CEOs who abandoned President Trump's councils had to think of their firms first, former LVMH CEO Mark Weber told CNBC. [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
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President Donald Trump has scrapped plans for an infrastructure advisory council. [...]
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President Donald Trump on Thursday promoted a graphic, unfounded story about the killing of suspected terrorists. [...]
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