Electronics

Bannon’s departure is unlikely to calm the turmoil in Trump’s White House – Washington Post

Sunday, August 20, 2017

President Trump’s most unconventional senior adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, may have left the White House, but the political turbulence that has characterized the first seven months of Trump’s presidency doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. The tenure and departure of Bannon, the president’s chief strategist and champion of his nationalist impulses, exposed deep fissures in the Trump-era Republican Party, within the White House and beyond. Those differences are still harming…

IS conflict: Iraq launches ground offensive in Tal Afar – BBC News

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iraq forces have targeted Tal Afar since they retook Mosul last month, after a lengthy battle Iraqi ground forces have begun an operation to retake Tal Afar, one of the last cities in the country held by the Islamic State group, officials say. In a televised speech announcing the offensive overnight, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the jihadists had the choice between “surrender or die”….

Protesters Flood Streets, and Trump Offers a Measure of Praise – New York Times

Sunday, August 20, 2017

“We didn’t want for what happened in Virginia to happen here,” William B. Evans, Boston’s police commissioner, said at a news conference after Saturday’s main protests. “We didn’t want them at each other’s throats.” The free speech rally, which had been scheduled to run from noon until 2 p.m., concluded by about 12:50 p.m. Mr. Evans, who said the event ended early by mutual agreement between the authorities and the…

Bannon’s departure is unlikely to calm the turmoil in Trump’s White House – Washington Post

Sunday, August 20, 2017

President Trump’s most unconventional senior adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, may have left the White House, but the political turbulence that has characterized the first seven months of Trump’s presidency doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. The tenure and departure of Bannon, the president’s chief strategist and champion of his nationalist impulses, exposed deep fissures in the Trump-era Republican Party, within the White House and beyond. Those differences are still harming…

Researchers find wreckage of lost WWII warship USS Indianapolis – Washington Post

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Naval researchers announced Saturday that they have found the wreckage of the lost World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after the vessel sank in minutes after it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship was found almost 31/2 miles below the surface of the Philippine Sea, said a tweet from Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, who led a…

Second police officer dies after overnight shooting in Florida – CBS News

Sunday, August 20, 2017

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Two police officers were killed and two wounded in nighttime shootings in two Florida cities where the officers were responding to suspected drug activity and reports of a suicide attempt, police said Saturday. One officer died shortly after the incident. Officials said the second officer died Saturday afternoon. In Pennsylvania, two state troopers were shot outside a small-town store in Fairchance, south of Pittsburgh. State police say the…

Powerball winning numbers announced for $535 million jackpot – CBS News

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The winning numbers in Powerball’s massive $535 million jackpot drawn Saturday are 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and Powerball number 13. The winning numbers for the $535 million jackpot will be drawn at 11 p.m. Tickets are $2, and sales time cut offs vary by state but are usually one to two hours before the drawing. So what to do with your winnings? You can collect it as a one-time,…

Boston ‘free speech’ rally ends early amid flood of counterprotesters; 27 people arrested – Washington Post

Saturday, August 19, 2017

BOSTON – Tens of thousands of counterprotesters crammed Boston Common and marched through city streets Saturday morning in efforts to drown out the planned “free speech” rally that many feared would be attended by white-supremacist groups. By 1 p.m., the handful of rally attendees had left the Boston Common pavillion, concluding their event without planned speeches. A victorious cheer went up among the counterprotesters, as many began to leave. Hundreds…

After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump – Washington Post

Saturday, August 19, 2017

In the aftermath of the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers and leaders face the most unpalatable set of choices yet in their relationship with President Trump. They are caught between disgust over his failure to unequivocally condemn neo-Nazism, a desire to advance a conservative agenda and fears of rupturing the Trump-GOP coalition ahead of the 2018 elections. Recent condemnations of the president by Republican lawmakers have been harsher, more…

Second Kissimmee, Fla. police officer dies from gunshot wounds; suspect is charged with first-degree murder – New York Daily News

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Florida police sergeant wounded in an attack that also killed his partner died Saturday afternoon, officials said. Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard, 36, struggled to stay alive after he was gravely wounded Friday night during a struggle with suspect Everett Miller, Kissimmee police said. Miller, 45, was charged overnight with first-degree murder for shooting officer Matthew Baxter, 26. Additional charges are expected to be filed after Howard’s…

USS Indianapolis discovered 18000 feet below Pacific surface – CNN

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Duke University Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From Chapel Entrance – NPR

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A photo of the statue taken in months before it was damaged and then removed, shows Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at the entrance to Duke Chapel in Durham, N.C. Allen G. Breed/AP hide caption toggle caption Allen G. Breed/AP A photo of the statue taken in months before it was damaged and then removed, shows Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at the entrance to Duke Chapel in Durham, N.C….

Charlottesville Wounds Still Fresh, Boston Girds for Dueling Protests – New York Times

Saturday, August 19, 2017

“If anything gets out of hand,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh said on Friday, “we will shut it down.” Other protests were expected around the country this weekend on the heels of the deadly rally in Charlottesville, where white supremacists led a protest that deteriorated into one of the bloodiest confrontations to date over the removal of a Confederate monument. A woman, Heather D. Heyer, was killed when a car was…

Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center Honors over concerns of ‘political distraction’ – Washington Post

Saturday, August 19, 2017

(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have elected not to attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December amid a political backlash among those who will be feted at the event. The first family will not participate “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Saturday morning. The announcement comes as three of the five…

Bannon or no Bannon, Trump will be Trump – CNN

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Florida police officer killed, three others injured in separate overnight shootings – Washington Post

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Two officers stand guard outside Osceola Regional Medical Center after two Kissimmee police officers were shot Friday night. Police said one officer was killed and another gravely injured in the central Florida city. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/AP) One officer was killed and three others were injured in two separate Florida shootings Friday night, outbreaks of violence against police that reverberated across the nation. The first shooting incident left one officer…

Spain attacks: Police hunt Barcelona driver, probe suspected bomb factory – CNN

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run – New York Times

Saturday, August 19, 2017

His removal is a victory for Mr. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general whose mission is to impose discipline on White House personnel. A caustic presence in a chaotic West Wing, Mr. Bannon frequently clashed with other aides as they fought over trade, the war in Afghanistan, taxes, immigration and the role of government. In an interview this week with The American Prospect, Mr. Bannon mocked his colleagues, including Gary…

Wife and father of American killed in Barcelona open up about tragedy – ABC News

Saturday, August 19, 2017

American citizen Jared Tucker was among the 13 victims killed in Thursday’s vehicle-ramming attack in Barcelona, his family has confirmed. Tucker’s wife, 40-year-old Heidi Tucker, told ABC News that the couple had been celebrating their first anniversary. They started in Paris, moved to Venice and were finishing up the trip in Barcelona, she said. After meeting a friend, the three were making their way through Las Ramblas to walk on…

Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington – The New Yorker

Saturday, August 19, 2017

If you squint, Trump and Icahn look alike. Both grew up in Queens and have an outer-borough chip on their shoulders. Both first came to tabloid prominence against the gaudy backdrop of the nineteen-eighties. Both are brash, plainspoken street fighters, examples of an American archetype: the populist rich guy. But Trump comes from the wealthy enclave of Jamaica Estates, whereas Icahn grew up in a lower-middle-class family in Bayswater. His…