Electronics

5 things for September 14: Irma, DACA, Clinton, Susan Rice, school fire – CNN

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Ex-CIA Boss Resigns From Harvard Over Chelsea Manning Hire – NBCNews.com

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell announced his resignation Thursday as a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government over its hiring of Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow. “Unfortunately, I cannot be part of an organization — the Kennedy School — that honors a convicted felon and leaker of classified information, Ms. Chelsea Manning, by inviting her to be a Visiting Fellow at the Kennedy School’s Institute…

The fanged, faceless sea creature that washed ashore during Harvey has been identified – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, September 14, 2017

After high winds and heavy rains brought by Hurricane Harvey, a mysterious sea creature with fangs and no face washed up on the shoreline in southwest Texas – giving the Internet a challenging task: to identify it. Preeti Desai, social media manager at the National Audubon Society, posted pictures of the critter earlier this month on Twitter, asking, “What the heck is this??” Desai, who said she had accompanied conservationists…

Trump, Dems move closer to deal on DACA – CNN

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Mnuchin eclipses earlier backlash with pricey request: European honeymoon by military jet – Washington Post

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested a military jet to fly him and his wife, Louise Linton, to their European honeymoon this summer, raising questions again about the wealthy couple’s use of government aircraft. A Treasury Department spokesman said in a statement Wednesday that the request was made so that Mnuchin, who is a member of the National Security Council, would have access to secure communications as he traveled abroad. “It is imperative that he have…

Sean Spicer basically admitted that he was willing to lie for Trump – Washington Post

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sean Spicer claims it was his job to say whatever President Trump told him to say. “That’s what you sign up to do,” the former White House press secretary said Wednesday on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” late-night show. Revisiting his memorable briefing-room debut — a tirade against the media in which he falsely claimed that Trump’s Inauguration Day crowd was the largest in history — Spicer basically admitted that he was willing to lie for Trump….

8 dead after Irma knocks out air conditioning at Florida nursing home – ABC News

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Eight people have died after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, police said. While the cause of death was not immediately clear, the facility, Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, evacuated all its residents to hospitals because of the cooling problem. Most of the deceased were treated for respiratory distress, dehydration and heat-related issues, officials said. Their ages ranged from 71 to 99, the…

Motel 6 turning each day’s guest list over to ICE for $200 per arrest, report says – MLive.com

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A front-desk clerk at a Motel 6 in Arizona claims the hotel chain is turning its guest list over each day to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement each morning for $200 per arrest.   The Phoenix New Times reports that at least two of the hotel chain’s locations in Arizona are handing its information over to ICE, which has led to at least 20 arrests between February and August of this…

Trump pushes back on Dems’ claims of DACA deal – CNN

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Eight dead after South Florida nursing home’s air conditioning fails following Hurricane Irma – Washington Post

Thursday, September 14, 2017

At least eight elderly people died in a sweltering South Florida nursing home after it apparently lost its air conditioning amid ongoing, widespread power outages related to Hurricane Irma. The deaths, which prompted a criminal investigation Wednesday, were what many feared might happen after Irma knocked out power for millions of people in Florida, a state known for its omnipresent heat. Without the respite of air conditioning, the heat poses a…

‘A new strategy’ for Trump? Democrats cautious but encouraged by fresh outreach. – Washington Post

Thursday, September 14, 2017

President Trump on Wednesday vowed not to cut taxes for the wealthy, extolled the virtues of bipartisanship as leading to “some of the greatest legislation ever passed” and then — in a surprise move announced deep into the night — agreed to cut a deal with Democrats saving hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from deportation. That Trump did all of that while declaring himself “a conservative” only heightened the sense of…

Eight Dead From Sweltering Nursing Home as Florida Struggles After Irma – New York Times

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Photo Emergency workers at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., on Wednesday, where residents of a sweltering nursing home were taken. Credit Jason Henry for The New York Times HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The first patient was rushed into the emergency room of Memorial Regional Hospital around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, escaping a nursing home that had lost air-conditioning in the muggy days after Hurricane Irma splintered power lines across the…

The Hapless Smear Campaign Against Jim Comey – Politico

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Getty Law And Order The White House is making legal arguments about the former FBI director that barely pass the laugh test. By BRADLEY P. MOSS September 13, 2017 From the moment Steve Bannon stated in his 60 Minutes interview that President Donald Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey was the biggest political mistake in modern presidential history, there simply was no chance that this week would…

Trump Blocks China-Backed Bid to Buy US Chip Maker – New York Times

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The White House also raised concerns over the buyer’s close ties to Beijing. The investment group included China Venture Capital Fund Corporation, which is owned by state-backed entities, the White House said. The decision could foretell trouble for other Chinese deals under review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a multiagency group that examines takeovers of American companies by foreign buyers and makes recommendations to the…

Martin Shkreli Is Jailed for Seeking a Hair From Hillary Clinton – New York Times

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mr. Shkreli’s online offer last week prompted prosecutors to request that his bail be revoked — and the Secret Service to investigate. “On HRC’s book tour, try to grab a hair from her,” he wrote, referring to Mrs. Clinton. “Will pay $5,000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton.” Breaking News Alerts Sign up to receive an email from The New York Times as soon as important…

One student dead, three in hospital after classmate opens fire at Freeman High School – The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A sophomore boy brought a rifle and a handgun to Freeman High School and opened fire on fellow students Wednesday morning, killing one teen and seriously injuring three others, according to witnesses and investigators. Numerous students, including several who witnessed the shooting, identified the shooter as Caleb Sharpe. They said he rode a bus to school Wednesday with the guns stashed in a duffel bag. Witnesses described a…

Hurricane Irma: Officials urge health care checks after nursing home deaths – CNN

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

(CNN)Florida’s governor called on first responders Wednesday to check health care facilities statewide after at least six nursing home patients died following a reported air conditioning malfunction in the wake of Hurricane Irma. I will be traveling to Florida tomorrow to meet with our great Coast Guard, FEMA and many of the brave first responders & others. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2017 ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true)…

White House: ESPN’s Jemele Hill should be fired for calling Trump a ‘white supremacist’ – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds the daily briefing at the White House in Washington on September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday struck back at ESPN host Jemele Hill for referring to President Trump a “white supremacist,” calling the comment “outrageous” and saying she should lose her job. Asked about Hill’s series of tweets Monday evening, in which the sportscaster…

Medicare for All or State Control: Health Care Plans Go to Extremes – New York Times

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Their proposal was the last gasp of Republican efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act. Those efforts, which seemed sure of success in January, appeared to meet a dead end on the Senate floor in late July, when Republicans could not muster even a simple majority for a repeal bill. But Mr. Graham and Mr. Cassidy have persisted, and they said they had encouragement from the White House and some…