News: Weekend Reads

Russian jets keep crashing — and it may be an aircraft carrier’s fault

Wednesday  18:57,   07 december 2016
The Washington Post

Monday’s accident was the second in weeks involving Russia’s sole, aging aircraft carrier, which is engaged in the Syrian conflict.The Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia’s sole, aging aircraft carrier, made a very public entry into the Syrian conflict when[...]

Taronga zoo says it will not fire keeper filmed punching kangaroo

Wednesday  18:51,   07 december 2016
The Guardian

Taronga zoo says it will not fire keeper filmed punching kangarooTaronga Western Plains zoo said there was “no suggestion” Greig Tonkins’s position as an elephant keeper would be terminated following the publication of vision in which he struck a[...]

Georgia prepares to carry out its 9th execution this year

Wednesday  18:51,   07 december 2016
MSN

Georgia prepares to carry out its 9th execution this yearWilliam Sallie is scheduled to die Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson. He was convicted of murder in the shooting death of John Lee[...]

‘We’re going to put a bullet in your head’: #PizzaGate threats terrorize D.C. shop owners

Wednesday  18:51,   07 december 2016
The Washington Post

<p>Business owners were already shaken by weeks of death threats and online attacks fueled by a bizarre conspiracy theory.</p>Terasol’s co-owner, Sabrina Ousmaal, who had begged authorities for help, worried that the worst was yet to[...]

Obama defends counterterrorism plan before handover to Trump

Wednesday  18:50,   07 december 2016
MSN

<p>Closing out two terms as a U.S. president at war, Barack Obama staunchly defended his counterterrorism strategy as one that rejected torture, held to American values and avoided large-scale troop deployments.</p>Obama came to MacDill Air[...]

Trump on Boeing's Air Force One contract: 'Cancel order!'

Wednesday  18:50,   07 december 2016
Reuters

<p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump urged the government on Tuesday to cancel an order with Boeing Co <ba.n>for a revamped Air Force One - one of the most prominent symbols of the U.S. presidency - saying costs were out of[...]

Trump’s unpredictable style unnerves corporate America

Wednesday  18:50,   07 december 2016
The Washington Post

A day of surprise announcements and criticism of Boeing raises fresh concerns.That came an hour after Boeing’s chief executive was quoted questioning Trump’s stance on[...]

Trump adviser’s son removed from transition after spreading conspiracy theory

Wednesday  18:50,   07 december 2016
The Washington Post

Michael G. Flynn, son of Trump’s designated national security adviser, had backed a bogus story tied to a shooting at a Washington pizzeria.Michael G. Flynn and his father, retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn — Trump’s designated national security[...]

Chapecoense plane crash: Bolivia arrests LaMia airline boss

Wednesday  18:50,   07 december 2016
BBC News

Bolivian authorities arrest the head of the airline involved in the Chapecoense air disaster.Gustavo Vargas, a retired air force general, has been detained as part of an investigation into the[...]

Meet Patton the Goldendoodle. Will he become Trump’s first dog?

Wednesday  18:50,   07 december 2016
The Washington Post

A Palm Beac, Fla., philanthropist says she's training a Goldendoodle for the Trumps, but a Trump representative says there has been no decision about adopting it.Well, not if Lois Pope has anything to say about it. Pope, a prominent[...]

Pizzagate: From rumor, to hashtag, to gunfire in D.C.

Wednesday  18:47,   07 december 2016
The Washington Post

How the false and the very real collided at Comet Ping Pong.What was real was Welch — a father, former firefighter and sometime movie actor who was drawn to dark mysteries he found on the Internet — terrifying customers and workers with his assault[...]

North Korean experts explain what Kim Jong Un wants

Wednesday  18:47,   07 december 2016
Business Insider

<p>In the next four years, North Korea may join China and Russia as the only countries with the ability to reach the US's West Coast with nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles.</p>WASHINGTON, DC — In the next four years, North Korea may[...]

How a 7-year-old Aleppo girl on Twitter became our era’s Anne Frank

Wednesday  18:47,   07 december 2016
The Washington Post

The saga of Bana al-Abed, however, is still unfolding, and we’re watching in real time.“We are sure the army is capturing us now. We will see each other another day dear world.[...]

Ben Carson didn't live in public housing

Wednesday  18:47,   07 december 2016
USA TODAY

Ben Carson didn't live in public housing USA TODAY See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Basketball star scores basket from dizzying height Reuters 0:55 Man[...]

Pop-star-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed was on the Islamabad-bound plane that crashed, carrying more than 40

Wednesday  18:47,   07 december 2016
Quartz

Pop-star-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed was on the Islamabad-bound plane that crashed, carrying more than 40A Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying 40 passengers and at least seven crew members crashed Wednesday (Dec. 7), about 45 miles[...]