News: Weekend Reads

Man walks for miles to first day of work, CEO gifts his own car as thanks

Tuesday  14:33,   17 july 2018
cbsnews

<p>It was supposed to be Walter Carr's first day of work with a moving company Sunday when his car broke down. But, instead of calling out, he walked through the night to be on time.</p>Carr's vehicle stopped working the night before his[...]

'How bad was that?': Even Trump aides question damage done

Tuesday  11:37,   17 july 2018
cnn

'How bad was that?': Even Trump aides question damage doneFor many of Trump's advisers, Monday's performance amounted to a worst-case ending to a summit few in the administration believed was well-timed. From the moment Trump raised the[...]

U.S. Intelligence Community Reacts With Fury to Trump’s Rebuke

Tuesday  11:37,   17 july 2018
nytimes

The president’s attempt to walk back his comments did little to mollify intelligence officials, especially when it came to Mr. Putin’s offer to aid the Mueller investigation. “The odds of that happening are a negative number,” said Mr. Hayden, who[...]

Trump Sheds All Notions of How a President Should Conduct Himself Abroad

Tuesday  03:09,   17 july 2018
nytimes

Rather than defend America against those who would threaten it, he attacked his own citizens and institutions while hailing the leader of a hostile power. Mr. Trump’s goal, it seemed, was to fight, tooth and claw, for the legitimacy of his election[...]

Fox News Hosts Bash Trump’s ‘Disgusting’ Putin Presser

Tuesday  00:58,   17 july 2018
thedailybeast

<p>Several prominent Fox News hosts could not believe what they saw Monday in President Trump’s overtly deferential presser with Russian President Vladimir Putin.</p>The joint conference in Helsinki took a turn for the shocking when, after[...]

Tories appear to be doing a U-turn on sex-education decision

Monday  21:21,   16 july 2018
thestar

Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government appears to be retreating from its decision to teach the 1998 sex-education curriculum, which predates Google, social media and same-sex marriage. While Education Minister Lisa Thompson reiterated the [...]

After 30 years, police say they’ve captured a child killer who left a sickening trail of taunts

Monday  19:52,   16 july 2018
washingtonpost

Once again, the cold case was cracked thanks to the dramatic scientific breakthrough pairing forensic DNA with genealogical research. The new science has led to a run of cold case arrests, including the prosecution of alleged Golden State Killer[...]

Could Chernobyl Wolves Be Spreading Mutations?

Monday  16:49,   16 july 2018
nationalgeographic

A new study raises the possibility that Chernobyl's wolves could spread radiation-caused mutations to other European wolf populations.Studies have hinted that significant populations of European gray wolves and other large creatures live in the[...]

Elon Musk calls a diver that rescued Thai soccer team a 'pedo' on Twitter

Monday  05:50,   16 july 2018
time

This isn't the first time Musk has come under fire for his tweetsThis time, the Tesla CEO and billionaire attacked one of the divers who played an instrumental role in rescuing the Thai soccer team that was stuck in a cave last week. On Sunday,[...]

Princes Charles and William refused to meet Trump: report

Monday  05:50,   16 july 2018
thehill

Princes Charles and William refused to meet Trump: reportA source familiar with the planning for the president and first lady Melania Trump's meeting with Queen Elizabeth II told the Times that Charles and William made it clear that they did not[...]

CVS apologizes after white manager calls police on black customer

Monday  00:51,   16 july 2018
thehill

CVS apologizes after white manager calls police on black customerCamilla Hudson shared a video on her personal Facebook page of the store manager, Morry Matson, calling the[...]

Chicago police: Video shows fatal officer involved shooting

Monday  00:51,   16 july 2018
msn

Chicago police: Video shows fatal officer involved shootingThe shooting Saturday evening in the Grand Crossing neighbourhood on the city's South Side sparked a clash between angry residents and baton-wielding officers. Four protesters were arrested[...]

Trump Jr. mocks the 'resistance' over 'baby blimp' in London

Sunday  00:56,   15 july 2018
thehill

Trump Jr. mocks the 'resistance' over 'baby blimp' in London"If this is the 'resistance' I'm really glad I'm on the non-bats**t crazy side," Trump Jr.[...]

Diver From Thai Cave Rescue Trashes Elon Musk’s ‘PR Stunt’: He Can ‘Stick His Submarine Where it Hurts’

Sunday  00:56,   15 july 2018
mediaite

Diver From Thai Cave Rescue Trashes Elon Musk’s ‘PR Stunt’: He Can ‘Stick His Submarine Where it Hurts’Vern Unsworth, a diver who was “instrumental” in rescuing the 12 Thai schoolboys trapped inside a flooded cave, was asked by CNN for his thoughts[...]

McCain to Trump: Cancel meeting if you won't hold Putin accountable

Saturday  05:31,   14 july 2018
thehill

McCain to Trump: Cancel meeting if you won't hold Putin accountable"President Trump must be willing to confront Putin from a position of strength and demonstrate that there will be a serious price to pay for his ongoing aggression towards the[...]