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Scott Pruitt, Tariffs, North Korea: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-05T18:20:29-04:00
Author: By JOUMANA KHATIB and MARCUS PAYADUE

Man Faces Arson Charge in Connection With Colorado Wildfire

Jesper Joergensen, 52, was charged with arson but the authorities said they do not believe he intentionally started the fire, which covered more than 40,000 acres.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-01T21:07:37-04:00
Author: By MATT STEVENS

What Friday’s Indictments Mean

The allegations of subverting American democracy are troubling in themselves. They also spell trouble for the president.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-13T16:33:34-04:00
Author: By NORMAN L. EISEN and NOAH BOOKBINDER

Crypto Coin Graveyard Fills Up Fast as ICOs Meet Their Demise

That mournful sound you hear? It’s the funeral procession of yet another cryptocurrency.

Source: Bloomberg
Published At 2018-06-28T14:18:15Z
Author: Olga Kharif

Departure of Kennedy, ‘Firewall for Abortion Rights,’ Could End Roe v. Wade

For decades, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has been seen as the deciding force on a profoundly polarized Supreme Court who weighed in at key moments to preserve the core of Roe.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-06-27T20:49:55-04:00
Author: By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

If Congress Changes Food Stamp Requirements, Kids Will Go Hungry

The House’s harsh proposal targets adults but, children will suffer if it becomes law.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-01T19:00:03-04:00
Author: By SARAH BOWEN, SINIKKA ELLIOTT and ANNIE HARDISON-MOODY

An Upset in the Making: Why Joe Crowley Never Saw Defeat Coming

No one factor caused Mr. Crowley’s loss. Demographics, generational change and an aggressive grass-roots campaign by his opponent all were factors.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-06-27T19:46:21-04:00
Author: By SHANE GOLDMACHER

US job growth was likely solid in June despite trade risks

Employers in the United States are thought to have kept up their brisk pace of hiring in June, reflecting the durability of the second-longest U.S. economic expansion on record even in the face of a trade war with China.

Source: The Washington Post
Published At 2018-07-06T07:11:31Z
Author:

This Oil Stock Is Making a Killing on the Permian Basin Pipeline Shortage

Spare pipeline capacity is proving to be a very valuable commodity.

Source: Fool.com
Published At 2018-06-28T14:07:00Z
Author: Matthew DiLallo

There’s So Much You Don’t Know About Brett Kavanaugh

And you probably won’t until it’s too late.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-09T21:03:52-04:00
Author: By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

US GDP Growth Revised Down to 2% Rate in First Quarter

U.S. economic growth was slower at the beginning of 2018 than the government previously reported.

Source: The Wall Street Journal
Published At 2018-06-28T12:33:27Z
Author: Sharon Nunn

Tesla's [Ahem, Elon's] Unconventional Approach To Media Criticism

Negative media coverage is a fact of life for any company, large or small. However, as it does in so many areas, Tesla approaches this problem quite differently than most firms do. Conventional wisdom has long been that companies shouldn’t respond to attacks …

Source: Cleantechnica.com
Published At 2018-07-14T12:28:58Z
Author: Guest Contributor

How to Clean Those Pesky Summer Stains

It’s the season of hot dog condiment blobs, stubborn sunscreen residue and sweat stains … everywhere. Here’s how to clean things up.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-06-30T02:00:03-04:00
Author: By JOLIE KERR

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial recognition, saying it's too risky to leave to tech industry alone

On Friday, company president Brad Smith urged lawmakers in a blog post to form a bipartisan and expert commission that could set standards and ward against abuses of face recognition, in which software can be used to identify a person from afar without their …

Source: The Washington Post
Published At 2018-07-13T15:51:28Z
Author: https://www.facebook.com/drewharwell

U.K. Spies Said to Be Complicit in U.S. Torture of Terrorism Suspects

A four-year investigation by a committee of Parliament found hundreds of cases in which agents knew or suspected that detainees were abused, but did not object.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-06-28T08:32:14-04:00
Author: By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA

China anxiety hits Asia stocks as Sino-US trade war looms

Stocks rose and the euro climbed to a three-week peak as the imposition of tariffs by the United States and China on billions of dollars of trade was absorbed calmly by markets on Friday, though concerns about the conflict escalating capped appetite for risk.

Source: Reuters
Published At 2018-07-06T01:23:32Z
Author: Saikat Chatterjee

Oil Prices Buoyed by Global Supply Outages

Source: The Wall Street Journal
Published At 2018-06-29T10:54:00Z
Author:

The Rise of the Millennial Prenup

Engaged? Congrats! Here’s when to consider a prenuptial agreement — and how to get started.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-06T05:00:02-04:00
Author: By SUSAN SHAIN

Coinbase to explore the addition of 5 new crypto-coins to its platform, as bitcoin slips

Coinbase, the most popular digital-currency platform in the U.S., late Friday said it is exploring adding five new cryptocurrencies to its suite of offerings, which currently includes bitcoin and Ethereum’s Ether coin.

Source: Marketwatch.com
Published At 2018-07-13T22:46:50Z
Author: Mark DeCambre

12 Russian Agents Indicted in Mueller Investigation

The intelligence officers were charged with hacking Democrats during the 2016 campaign. The indictment was announced days before President Trump is to meet with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-13T12:09:30-04:00
Author: By MARK MAZZETTI and KATIE BENNER

Is It Getting Harder to Care for Poor Patients?

We’ve been unable — or unwilling — to include social factors in how we support and pay doctors.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-06-26T05:00:01-04:00
Author: By DHRUV KHULLAR, M.D.

Trump and Putin Will Meet One-on-One in Finland, Officials Say

The American ambassador to Moscow said President Trump would use the meeting to “continue to hold Russia accountable for its malign activities,” including election meddling.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-05T16:55:58-04:00
Author: By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

Meet the Man Who Dressed Mick Jagger

Fifty years ago, Tommy Nutter’s Savile Row shop turned out bespoke suits for the likes of Jagger, Lennon and Elton John. In “House of Nutter,” Lance Richardson tells his story.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-05T05:00:10-04:00
Author: By MATTHEW SCHNEIER

Departure of Kennedy, ‘Firewall for Abortion Rights,’ Could End Roe v. Wade

For decades, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has been seen as the deciding force on a profoundly polarized Supreme Court who weighed in at key moments to preserve the core of Roe.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-06-27T20:49:55-04:00
Author: By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

Nancy Barbato Sinatra, an Idol’s First Wife and Lasting Confidante, Dies at 101

For nearly half a century after her divorce from Frank Sinatra, she remained the singer’s cherished friend.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-14T00:55:21-04:00
Author: By MARGALIT FOX

Sponsors of Migrant Children Face Steep Transport Fees and Red Tape

Families hoping to win release for migrant children held by federal immigration authorities must navigate an exhausting—and sometimes expensive—thicket of requirements.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-01T02:00:04-04:00
Author: By MIRIAM JORDAN

Neighbor Calls the Police on a 12-Year-Old Boy Mowing the Grass

The episode, which happened outside Cleveland and was streamed on Facebook, figures in a trend of the police being called on black people engaged in innocuous behavior.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-01T09:11:59-04:00
Author: By JEFFERY C. MAYS

Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

Yet again, your brain is working against you, and it’s because of a phenomenon called the urgency effect.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-09T02:00:05-04:00
Author: By TIM HERRERA

People of England: Beating Belgium Is Not the Same as Winning Brexit

Brexit is an angry dream based on a half-remembered history of empire. So is the possibility that we might win the World Cup.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-06-28T05:47:25-04:00
Author: By TANYA GOLD

Developing Countries May Need Their Own Strategies to Cope With Job-Taking Robots

Proposals for dealing with the impact of automation have been developed in the West, and may not translate effectively to poorer countries.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-09T09:49:50-04:00
Author: By JAMIE CONDLIFFE

Braving the Queue, for Mom and Roger Federer

Two sisters’ quest to take their mother to see Roger Federer at Wimbledon leads them to a two-day long stay at the event’s legendary ticket queue.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-06T12:34:04-04:00
Author: By HILARY HOWARD

We’ll All Be Paying for Scott Pruitt for Ages

A hotter planet, shortened life spans and diminished trust in public service are the cost of the E.P.A. chief’s service.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-05T20:21:14-04:00
Author: By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Are Amazon Prime Day sales a steal? We asked 4 pricing firms to find out

Ahead of Amazon's fourth Prime Day on July 16, USA TODAY reviewed pricing analyses from at least four market-tracking firms to determine whether criticism of the 36-hour sales event — that some sellers use it to clear out undesirable stock before the holidays…

Source: USA Today
Published At 2018-07-10T06:26:44Z
Author: Elizabeth Weise

Coast Guard finds cruise ship crew member who had been reported overboard near Cuba

After almost a day of searching, the U.S. Coast Guard found a 33-year-old Norwegian Cruise Line crew member who was reported to have gone overboard 28 miles northwest of Pinar Del Rio, Cuba Saturday afternoon.

Source: Miamiherald.com
Published At 2018-07-01T19:31:35Z
Author: David J. Neal

A Buzzworthy Debut About a Mysterious and Secluded Artists’ Retreat

In Harriet Alida Lye’s “The Honey Farm,” creative individuals hail from all walks of life to take part in an eerie bee colony-slash-cult.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-06-29T10:32:31-04:00
Author: By JENNIFER HAIGH

Germany’s Europe-Shaking Political Crisis Over Migrants, Explained

A compromise deal over migrants and refugees could put the European experiment at risk.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-03T09:20:23-04:00
Author: By MAX FISHER and KATRIN BENNHOLD

Overlooked No More: Emma Gatewood, First Woman to Conquer the Appalachian Trail Alone

What the woman known as Grandma Gatewood accomplished in 1955 was remarkable. So is the untold story of what she overcame before that.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-06-27T16:10:26-04:00
Author:

In an Uncertain Global Economy, Turkey May Be the Most at Risk

The country is sliding toward crisis as its currency plunges, corporate debts increase and an autocratic president undermines faith in institutions.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-10T05:00:13-04:00
Author: By PETER S. GOODMAN

Trade War Erupts On No. 1 US Farm Export to China

China and the U.S. can’t get enough of soybeans.

Source: Bloomberg
Published At 2018-07-05T21:16:02Z
Author:

The Rise and Fall of China’s ‘Stout,’ ‘Dark’ and ‘Not Pretty’ Pop Star

An unlikely reality-show hero has forced the country to confront its rigid ideas of Chinese womanhood.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-06-30T14:33:46-04:00
Author: By YUAN REN

What to Do if You Spill on Your Laptop

Spilling a drink on your laptop doesn’t have to be a kiss of death and a ticket to a replacement — if you know what to do and act quickly.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-06-29T05:00:01-04:00
Author: By WHITSON GORDON

Man on Stabbing Spree Attacked Children at a 3-Year-Old’s Birthday Party, Police Say

Six of the nine victims were children, the police said. Officials said the attack took place in a Boise, Idaho, apartment complex that houses refugees.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-01T11:33:41-04:00
Author: By MELISSA GOMEZ and SARAH MERVOSH

Asian Shares Retreat On Lingering Trade Worries

Source: Nasdaq.com
Published At 2018-06-27T08:38:17Z
Author:

Netflix is making it easier to watch shows on mobile

Good news for people who binge on the go.

Source: Qz.com
Published At 2018-07-10T13:00:33Z
Author: Ashley Rodriguez

The Victims of the Capital Gazette Newsroom Shooting

A sharp editorial writer, a lyrical columnist, an old-school newspaperman, a community feature writer and a young new hire were killed on Thursday.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-06-29T00:02:12-04:00
Author: By JULIA JACOBS, MATT STEVENS and JACEY FORTIN

Oumuamua Is a Comet, Really.

First it was an alien comet, then maybe a spaceship, then an asteroid, now it’s a comet from way, way beyond.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-06-27T13:00:05-04:00
Author: By DENNIS OVERBYE

The Hudson Swimmer

Ira Gershenhorn routinely swims in the sometimes unsanitary Hudson River off Manhattan, to show people that, aside from the sewage, the water’s great.

Source: NYTimes.com
Published At 2018-07-11T14:46:43-04:00
Author: By COREY KILGANNON