News Links 8-31-17

POLITICS
Trump administration orders three Russian diplomatic facilities in US closed
John Kelly, Asserting Authority, Fires Anthony Scaramucci
Open Markets Applauds the European Commission’s Finding Against Google for Abuse of Dominance
Google is losing allies across the political spectrum
Here’s How Congress Is Reacting to Wells Fargo’s Latest Setback

 

BUSINESS
Nation’s emergency oil stockpile tapped to try to limit gas price boosts
Tesla slapped with unfair labor practices complaint by NLRB
All fired up over world’s biggest X-ray laser gun

 

HUMAN INTEREST
The Worst Examples of Hurricane Harvey Price Gouging
Best Buy Apologizes For Selling $42 Packs of Water While CNBC Asks If Disaster Capitalism Is So Bad
Hurricane Harvey Has Left a Chemical Plant Near Houston Ready to Detonate [Update: Two Explosions Reported]

 

LAW
A police officer told a woman ‘we only kill black people’ — on camera. Now he’ll lose his job
L’Oréal Is Being Accused of Using Stolen Technology in Its Anti-Aging Products
Amazon hit with class-action suit over fake eclipse glasses

 

HEALTH
1 in 3 American Adults Are Obese
Petition calls for FDA to remove ultra-high-dosage opioids from market
West Nile Virus – Ohio Department of Health

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Strange signals were just spotted coming from a distant galaxy

381 New Species Discovered in the Amazon

 

ENTERTAINMENT
Marvel Actress Changed Her Chinese Surname Because ‘Hollywood Is Racist’
Former Paralympic Swimmer Victoria Arlen Joins ‘DWTS’ — and She’s Paired With a Fan Favorite!

Corinne Olympios Reunited And It Feels So Fake!!!
‘Big Brother’ Jason Dent Ripped by Houseguest’s Wife … Keep Me Out of Your Sick Rape Jokes

 

SPORTS
Alexis Sanchez set to remain with Arsenal despite Man City interest
Lionel Messi embraces crying fan at Argentina’s training camp
Paris Saint-Germain sign ‘great talent’ Kylian Mbappé on initial loan
Tiger Woods posts video of himself chipping, fans start freaking out

 

REAL ESTATE
Dillard’s is the latest target by activists for retailer’s real estate

News Links 7-31-17


POLITICS
WikiLeaks publishes searchable archive of Macron campaign emails
John Kelly, Asserting Authority, Fires Anthony Scaramucci
Source: Scaramucci escorted out of White House
US detects ‘highly unusual’ North Korean submarine activity
Joe Arpaio, former sheriff in Arizona, is found guilty of criminal contempt

 

BUSINESS
On Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, We Remember That White Guys’ Time Fetches 58 Percent More
Nissan charged with unfair labor practices ahead of union vote
Wells Fargo customers sue claiming insurance scheme was scam

 

HUMAN INTEREST
Nashville mayor’s son, 22, dies from apparent drug overdose
Parents of Rockaway Twp. pupil who died allege school didn’t stop bullying
The Latest: Storm outages mostly in 2 Florida counties

 

LAW
‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli mocks Anthony Scaramucci as jurors deliberate for first day without reaching verdict
Lawsuit filed against company that knocked out Outer Banks power
Court Directs FAA to Revisit Issue of ‘Shrinking’ Airline Seat Space

 

HEALTH
White House opioid commission to Trump: “Declare a national emergency” on drug overdoses
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and…
Mom warns parents after baby breaks out in Herpes cold sores

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Google’s new shopper-tracking program sparks a federal privacy complaint

Facebook AI Creates Its Own Language In Creepy Preview Of Our Potential Future

 

ENTERTAINMENT
13 Reasons Why May Have Led to an Uptick in Suicide Attempts
HBO hacked: Upcoming episodes, Game of Thrones data leaked online

Pandora’s business is better than Wall Street thought — but it is struggling to add users
Amid His Most Important Tesla Milestone, Elon Musk Says He May Be Bipolar

 

SPORTS
Arsenal 1 Sevilla 2: Alexandre Lacazette scores as Gunners win 2017 Emirates Cup
Lionel Messi ‘says emotional goodbye to Neymar’, Brazilian ‘spends 15 minutes in Real Madrid dressing room’
Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving appeared to mock LeBron James’ workout videos while dancing at a wedding
Los Angeles to Host 2028 Olympic Summer Games, Paris Gets 2024

 

REAL ESTATE
Dillard’s is the latest target by activists for retailer’s real estate

News Links 6-30-17


POLITICS
Travel ban takes effect as State Department defines ‘close family’
Trump wants ‘determined response’ to N. Korean missile program
‘Morning Joe’ Hosts and Trump Bring National Enquirer Into Their Feud
‘She doesn’t know me’: Melania slaps down Mika after Morning Joe host says First Lady wants out of ‘worst job in the country’ and only does it for her son Barron
Ukraine Cyberattack Wasn’t Really About Ransom, Security Experts Say

 

BUSINESS
Nasdaq Posts First Monthly Drop Of 2017
Nike’s earnings spell trouble for Under Armour in apparel
India launches new economic era with sales tax reform

 

HUMAN INTEREST
Man charged with kidnapping U. of I. student, who authorities believe is dead
Father of road rage victim expresses anger as manhunt for shooter goes on 
Mom slain hours after posting about her financial success on Facebook

 

LAW
Doctor fatally shoots 1, wounds 6 at NYC hospital before killing himself
Two inmates at Ohio prison hospital diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, facility cuts off tap water
Olivia de Havilland sues FX, Ryan Murphy over Feud portrayal

 

HEALTH
As opioid addiction skyrockets, treatment for addicts lags far behind, insurance data show
Oregon infant’s illness prompts warning about placenta pills
Americans keep having fewer babies as US birthrates hit some record lows

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Germany tells social media companies to erase hate — or face fines up to $57 million

NotPetya ransomware trend moving towards sophistication

 

ENTERTAINMENT
Fyre Festival organizer arrested: Promoter of disastrous faces up to 20 years in prison

Adele Cancels Remainder of Tour After Damaging Vocal Cords
Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s ‘Biggie’ blunder isn’t a good look

 

SPORTS
Arsenal closing in on record deal to sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon
‘We’re ready’ – Kylian Mbappe sends message to Arsenal and Real Madrid appearing to rule out summer transfer
Ronaldo confirms he is father of twins after Portugal defeat

 

REAL ESTATE
Onetime ‘foreclosure king’ Todd Brunner stays out of prison; judge cites extreme weight, health

News Links 5-31-17

 

POLITICS
Trump expected to pull out of Paris climate agreement
Report: Trump Told Russians He Fired ‘Nut Job’ Comey
Taxpayers may have overpaid by more than $1 billion for Mylan’s EpiPen, senator reveals
Theresa May attacks Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘credibility’ as he forgets cost of manifesto promise
Massive blast in the heart of Kabul’s diplomatic quarter kills at least 80

 

BUSINESS
Key Fed report reveals auto sales slowing, labor market tightening
Movers: Clouds Over Wall Street Trading
Michael Kors slumps on weak forecast; to shut over 100 stores

 

HUMAN INTEREST
Denver Post reporter fired after tweet on Japanese Indy 500 winner
Ethiopia shut down its internet to prevent exam cheating 
Spirit Airlines Pilot Fatally Overdoses On Cocaine Spiked With An Elephant Tranquilizer

 

LAW
Texas Police Chief Under Investigation for Arresting Black Pageant Winner and Allegedly Calling Her ‘Black B***h’
Girl, 16, attacked Uber driver with stolen knife, machete: prosecutor
Breast surgeon Ian Paterson jailed for 15 years for carrying out needless operations

 

HEALTH
Ohio attorney general sues 5 pharmaceutical companies over opioid epidemic
Alzheimer’s disease deaths rise 55 percent in last 15 years
Did a 1980 Letter Help Spark the US Opioid Crisis?

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Extra layer of tectonic plates discovered within Earth’s mantle, scientists say

Apple registers new Mac and iPad model numbers abroad just days before WWDC

 

ENTERTAINMENT
Olivia Newton-John’s breast cancer return sparks questions
Gregg Allman’s funeral planned in Macon, where band won fame

Kathy Griffin fired by CNN after bloody Trump head photo
“Fixer Upper” star Chip Gaines named in million dollar lawsuit

 

SPORTS
Arsenal Defeats Chelsea to Win FA Cup
From Bolton relegation to FA Cup glory: Rob Holding on a ‘crazy …
Barcelona Cruise to Copa del Rey Triumph, Beat Alaves 3-1 in Final
Police investigating racial slur sprayed on gate at LA home of LeBron James

 

REAL ESTATE
London house prices recover as sellers shrug off election