News: Weekend Reads

Trump, a 'mixed blessing'? Why Ohio's squeaker election is a win for Democrats eyeing the House

Wednesday  14:01,   08 august 2018
cbc.ca

After Tuesday night's squeaker special election, Ohio's solidly red 12th congressional district is no longer dependable for the Republicans, and neither are their chances of holding the House of Representatives in the fall midterms. To do[...]
News / Weekend Reads

Man 'kept woman in cave' for 15 years

Wednesday  12:51,   08 august 2018
bbc

Indonesian police say the man took the girl when she was 13 and held her captive for sexual purposes.The 83-year-old man is alleged to have kidnapped the woman when she was 13, and brainwashed her into believing he was possessed by a spirit or[...]

Tesla CEO drops latest bombshell with $72B buyout proposal

Wednesday  03:51,   08 august 2018
msn

SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considering leading a buyout of the electric car maker in a stunning move that would end the maverick company's eight-year history trading on the stock market. In his typically unorthodox fashion, the[...]

South Carolina manufacturer says it's closing plant over Trump tariffs

Wednesday  03:50,   08 august 2018
thehill

South Carolina manufacturer says it's closing plant over Trump tariffsElement Electronics, a consumer electronics company in South Carolina, says it will be closing its plant in Winnsboro due to tariffs imposed by President[...]

A German couple has been jailed for raping and selling their 9-year-old son to pedophiles on the dark net

Tuesday  21:51,   07 august 2018
msn

Berrin T and Christian L was jailed for raping the woman's son and selling him to men on the dark web over a two-year period. A court in Freiburg, Germany, found the couple guilty of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced[...]

Saudi Arabia's Outrage Over Canadian Criticism Reveals New Global Dilemma

Tuesday  20:57,   07 august 2018
huffingtonpost.ca

WASHINGTON ― Saudi Arabia's steadily escalating spat with Canada over a routine statement about human rights abuses shows that the kingdom, a longtime partner of the U.S. and other Western countries, wants to be more aggressive and less flexible [...]

Did Stephen King's Son Just Solve A 44-Year-Old Murder Mystery?

Tuesday  17:02,   07 august 2018
esquire.co.uk

What do "Jaws" and an infamous cold case have in common? Bestselling author Joe Hill presents a theory linking two events that took place in 1974 Cape Cod.In 2015, Joe Hillstrom King sat in a New Hampshire movie theatre with his three[...]

Trump doubles down, blaming California's water policies for wildfires

Tuesday  14:15,   07 august 2018
thehill

Trump doubles down, blaming California's water policies for wildfiresTrump initiated the spat on Sunday when he tweeted that the fires “are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws,” which cause water to be[...]

Great white shark breaches at feet of startled scientist; ‘Did you see that!’

Tuesday  01:16,   07 august 2018
bnqt

Great white shark breaches at feet of startled scientist; ‘Did you see that!’A scientist hoping to capture footage of a great white shark off Cape Cod, Mass., was startled by a large shark that breached directly beneath him as he stood on the[...]

Viral Louisiana supermarket employee who let autistic customer stock shelves gets $100G for college

Tuesday  00:07,   07 august 2018
msn

Supporters started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the worker's tuition.When Jordan Taylor, who works at Rouses Market in Baton Rouge, noticed Jack Ryan watching him refill the coolers, he offered to show him what[...]

Scientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent

Monday  19:51,   06 august 2018
msn

They were strange days at the beginning of the age of mammals. The planet was still hungover from the astonishing disappearance of its marquee superstars, the dinosaurs. Earth’s newest crater was still a smoldering system of hydrothermal vents,[...]

Omarosa Was Feared in the White House for Her Vengefulness. Now She’s Out to Prove Why.

Monday  19:51,   06 august 2018
thedailybeast

When Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a star villain on Donald Trump’s reality TV show The Apprentice, worked in the Trump administration last year, other senior staffers—even some more senior than she—feared her. And when she was ousted from the[...]

11 kids rescued from armed ‘extremists’ at buried compound, New Mexico sheriff says

Monday  17:57,   06 august 2018
washingtonpost

The children lived inside a trailer buried under New Mexico scrubland, in what the county sheriff called “the saddest living conditions and poverty I have seen.” The search began nine months earlier and nearly 1,500 miles east — in Jonesboro, Ga.,[...]

Police officer jumps off overpass to save boy's life in daring New York rescue

Monday  17:57,   06 august 2018
usatoday

Officer Jessie Ferreira Cavallo was on her way to work when she saw the young boy run along the road and jump off the overpass."Everything happened so fast and I think my adrenaline was pumping so high," she said. "He just climbed up and jumped[...]

Trump just made 2 problematic admissions about the Trump Tower meeting

Monday  13:58,   06 august 2018
washingtonpost

Trump now says, “This was a meeting to get information on an opponent.” That's not what he said initially.The Washington Post reported Saturday that Trump had expressed concerns in the past week about his son Donald Trump Jr.'s legal[...]