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2018-08-21 18:55:39ZTurnbull's leadership crisis deepens as Hunt, Ciobo join growing list of resignations [abc-news-au]
read this Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership remains vulnerable after a flurry of late-night resignations from senior ministers. More

2018-08-21 21:42:49ZLive: Turnbull holding on to power but his position remains under threat [abc-news-au]
read this Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull may have won a Liberal Party leadership ballot yesterday but he faces another torrid day in Canberra today as he attempts to hold on to the prime ministership. Follow along in our live blog as it all unfolds. More

2018-08-21 19:11:15ZFlight Centre accused of 'ripping-off' customers, underpaying staff in 'cult' workplace [abc-news-au]
read this Current and former workers at Flight Centre accuse the travel giant of ripping off customers, underpaying staff and promoting an alcohol-fuelled cult-like workplace. More

2018-08-21 20:10:14ZEx-Trump lawyer Cohen reaches plea deal with US prosecutors: reports [abc-news-au]
read this Michael Cohen reaches a plea bargain with federal prosecutors on campaign finance violations, bank fraud and tax evasion, US media reports. More

2018-08-21 19:53:00ZAretha Franklin's death and the politics of loss in Donald Trump's America [abc-news-au]
read this A wider sense of political loss is being tacitly articulated through stories about Aretha Franklin's death. The tremendous attention towards her death and the Obamas' statement about it suggests there is more to this moment of loss than first appears. More

2018-08-21 20:52:49ZPaul Manafort found guilty on eight counts in US court [abc-news-au]
read this Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is found guilty of eight financial crime charges in a United States court in the first trial victory for special counsel Robert Mueller's team. More

2018-08-21 14:43:12ZUS deports Nazi prison guard and war crimes suspect [abc-news-au]
read this A 95-year-old man officials say served in a united that committed atrocities during WWII is deported to Germany where a Nazi hunter hopes prosecutors will revisit his case. More

2018-08-21 19:23:45ZMedical diplomacy: How China's floating hospital is packing a punch in the Pacific [abc-news-au]
read this A floating hospital makes a statement. More

2018-08-21 20:24:39ZResidents fear 'unbelievable' size of solar farm that would be bigger than their town [abc-news-au]
read this Residents in the Camperdown district in south-west Victoria are concerned about the scale of a solar farm proposed to be built on farmland near the town. More

2018-08-21 04:06:49Z'Be a little less white': Robin DiAngelo's advice on racism might be hard to hear [abc-news-au]
read this Anti-racism educator Robin DiAngelo says white people need to stop being defensive, and start talking about racism. More

2018-08-21 20:49:00ZEx-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort guilty of tax fraud [al-jazeera-english]
read this Jury finds Manafort guilty of eight charges, but fails to reach verdict on 10 other counts. More

2018-08-21 19:32:00ZEx-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen reaches plea deal: reports [al-jazeera-english]
read this Lawyer who gained notoriety as Trump's loyal "fixer" reportedly strikes plea deal with prosecutors on multiple charges. More

2018-08-21 20:20:00ZCzechs mark 50 years since bloody Soviet invasion [al-jazeera-english]
read this Scores of Czechoslovakians were killed in Prague after Soviet Union cracked down on anti-communist protesters in 1968. More

2018-08-21 19:05:00ZUganda: The changing face of political opposition [al-jazeera-english]
read this President Museveni has taken to social media to justify the detention of opposition politicians and their backers. More

Can Venezuela recover from its financial crisis? [al-jazeera-english]
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2018-08-21 10:43:00ZDo Central Asian leaders use ISIL threats for political gain? [al-jazeera-english]
read this Analysts say opposition is purged in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan whenever there is a perceived threat. More

Flying to Hajj 2018 [al-jazeera-english]
read this Follow the journey millions of Muslims make to reach Mecca for the annual pilgrimage. More

2018-08-20 17:26:00ZHeron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada' [al-jazeera-english]
read this About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months More

2018-08-20 08:27:00ZDeadly cattle raids in Zamfara: Nigeria's 'ignored' crisis [al-jazeera-english]
read this Hundreds killed and thousands displaced as cow thieves murder and kidnap, but state and media focus on other conflicts. More

2018-08-21 19:16:51ZUS deports 95-year-old ex-Nazi guard to Germany [associated-press]
read this BERLIN (AP) — A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades was carried out of his home on a stretcher by federal agents and flown to Germany early Tuesday in what could prove to be the last U.S. deportation of a World War II-era war-crimes suspect. Jakiw Palij's expulsion, at President Donald Trump's urging, came 25 years after investigators first accused Palij of lying about his wartime past to get into the U.S. But it was largely symbolic because officials in Germany have repeatedly said there is insufficient evidence to prosecute him. More

2018-08-21 21:57:43ZEx-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme [associated-press]
read this NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer," pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying he and Trump arranged the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election. Cohen's account appears to implicate Trump himself in a crime, though whether — or when — a president can be prosecuted remains a matter of legal dispute. More

2018-08-21 21:23:31ZEx-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges [associated-press]
read this ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates. A judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts the jury could not agree on. The verdict was part of a stunning one-two punch of bad news for the White House, coming as the president's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was pleading guilty in New York to campaign finance charges arising from hush money payments made to two women who say they had sex with Trump. More

2018-08-21 21:31:23ZImmigrant charged with murder in death of missing Iowa woman [associated-press]
read this MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities said on Tuesday that they have charged a man living in the U.S. illegally with murder in the death of an Iowa college student who disappeared a month ago while jogging in a rural area. Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Rick Rahn said that Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, was charged with murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts. Investigators say they used surveillance video in tracking down Rivera. The video showed Tibbetts, 20, jogging in a rural area near her hometown of Brooklyn as well as Rivera's car. More

2018-08-21 21:53:07ZStrong quake rocks Venezuela; buildings evacuated in capital [associated-press]
read this CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A powerful earthquake has shaken eastern Venezuela, causing buildings to be evacuated in the capital of Caracas. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of Tuesday's quake at 7.0 and said it had a depth of 53 miles (87 kilometers). Its epicenter was 13 miles (22 kilometers southwest of Irapa, Venezuela. The quake was felt as far away as Colombia's capital and in the Venezuelan capital office workers evacuated buildings and people fled homes. More

2018-08-21 20:55:55ZRapper Post Malone's jet lands safely after 2 tires blow [associated-press]
read this NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport on Tuesday but made a safe emergency landing hours later in upstate New York, prompting the rapper to thank fans who prayed for him and diss those who "wished death" on him while he was in the air. The face-tattooed singer/rapper, who had been headed to England, tweeted, "i landed guys." "Oh, my God, I hate flying in general. I don't even know what to say, man. I'm shook," he told the celebrity website TMZ on Facetime. "There was one hell of a team on that aircraft, and we're here, we're here on earth, and I need a beer, and I need some wine, at the same time, mixed together." More

2018-08-21 21:50:13ZFather-in-law glares at Colorado man accused of killing 3 [associated-press]
read this GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Frank Rzucek Sr. leaned forward in a Colorado courtroom, weeping with his face in his hands as his son-in-law, just feet away, was told Tuesday he could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Rzucek's daughter and two granddaughters. Collecting himself, Rzucek glared as that son-in-law, Christopher Watts, was escorted back to jail. The brief hearing came a day after court documents revealed that Watts told police that it was Rzucek's daughter, Shanann Watts, who strangled the kids after he told her he wanted a separation. More

2018-08-21 21:21:28ZUS plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths [associated-press]
read this WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars. The proposal broadly increases the authority given to states to decide how and how much to regulate existing coal power plants. The EPA said its Affordable Clean Energy rule "empowers states, promotes energy independence and facilitates economic growth and job creation." More

2018-08-21 21:30:25ZMicrosoft's anti-hacking efforts make it an internet cop [associated-press]
read this Intentionally or not, Microsoft has emerged as a kind of internet cop, thanks to its efforts to thwart Russian hackers. The company's announcement Tuesday that it disrupted fake internet domains mimicking conservative U.S. political institutions sparked confusion and alarm on Capitol Hill and led Russian officials to accuse the company of participating in an anti-Russian "witch hunt." Microsoft stands virtually alone among tech companies with its aggressive approach, which uses U.S. courts to fight computer fraud and seize hacked websites back from malicious perpetrators. In the process, it takes on a role that might look more like the job of government than a corporation. More

2018-08-21 19:16:51ZUS deports 95-year-old ex-Nazi guard to Germany [associated-press]
read this BERLIN (AP) — A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades was carried out of his home on a stretcher by federal agents and flown to Germany early Tuesday in what could prove to be the last U.S. deportation of a World War II-era war-crimes suspect. Jakiw Palij's expulsion, at President Donald Trump's urging, came 25 years after investigators first accused Palij of lying about his wartime past to get into the U.S. But it was largely symbolic because officials in Germany have repeatedly said there is insufficient evidence to prosecute him. More

Cannabis Mega Deal Sets Stage for Global Weed Empire [bloomberg]
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Erdogan Moves to Shore Up Alliances as U.S. Standoff Deepens [bloomberg]
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Bayer Shares Slide as Legal Troubles Mount Over Herbicides [bloomberg]
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2018-08-16 00:44:36ZAmazon in Running to Acquire Landmark Movie Chain [bloomberg]
read this Amazon.com Inc. is in the running to acquire Landmark Theatres, a move that would vault the e-commerce giant into the brick-and-mortar cinema industry, according to people familiar with the situation. More

2018-08-15 21:51:34ZDollar Drops on Trade Talks, Treasury Yields Rise: Markets Wrap [bloomberg]
read this The dollar fell while European stocks climbed alongside U.S. equity futures on renewed hopes for a de-escalation of trade tensions. The yuan jumped and Treasuries dipped. More

BMO, Ontario Teachers' Test Canadian Debt Issuance on Blockchain [bloomberg]
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Home Sales Climb for 3rd Month in July on Toronto Gains [bloomberg]
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2018-08-15 14:17:45ZShopify Bans Merchants From Selling Certain Guns on Its Platform [bloomberg]
read this Shopify Inc., the Canadian provider of online stores for more than 600,000 businesses, banned the sale of some semi-automatic firearms and 3D-printed guns. More

Italy Needs to Wake Up and Fix Its Banks [bloomberg]
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2018-08-16 05:00:18ZThis Is Why Tel Aviv Is So Expensive [bloomberg]
read this Its highest ever credit rating is well-deserved, though no reason to be complacent. More

2018-08-21 00:00:00ZMichael Cohen is reportedly negotiating a deal with prosecutors, and it could be reached very soon [business-insider]
read this President Donald Trump's former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen is working on a deal with federal prosecutors in Manhattan that could be cut as soon as Tuesday, NBC News reported. More

2018-08-21 00:00:00ZPaul Manafort found guilty of 8 counts of tax fraud, bank fraud, and failure to report foreign bank accounts [business-insider]
read this A jury in Virginia found Paul Manafort guilty of eight counts related to tax and bank fraud following a high stakes criminal trial, prompted by the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. His second trial in Washington, DC is in September. More

2018-08-21 00:00:00ZInternal documents reveal the grueling way Tesla hit its 5,000 Model 3 target [business-insider]
read this Internal documents reveal the grueling way Tesla hit its 5,000 Model 3 target More

2018-08-21 18:57:04ZStocks hit all-time highs for the first time since January [business-insider]
read this Stocks hit all-time highs for the first time since January More

2018-08-21 00:00:00ZA big move by JPMorgan in digital investing could trigger a price war on Wall Street [business-insider]
read this BI PRIME: Fidelity, along with rivals TDAmeritrade and Charles Schwab, are bringing down their costs to fend off upstart firms such as Robinhood, which pioneered zero-commission stock trading. More

2018-08-20 00:00:00ZWhat drinking diet soda does to your body and brain [business-insider]
read this Diet soda might sound like a healthy alternative to regular soda. But those zero calories and artificial sweeteners might be doing more harm to your body than you expected. More

2018-08-21 00:00:00ZDigital advertising is a mess — meet 23 industry insiders working on high-profile efforts to fix it [business-insider]
read this BI PRIME: Here are the execs working to fix brand safety, programmatic, and transparency problems in advertising. More

2018-08-21 00:00:00ZA $5 trillion market is at a tipping point that could redefine how investors make money trading stocks [business-insider]
read this BI PRIME: A new study suggests that stock indexing and passive investment has pushed the market to a tipping point that could complete change the best money-making strategies. INTL FCStone lays out a new technique that it says should see outsized returns. More

2018-08-21 00:00:00ZEverything we think we know about the new Apple Watch models that could launch next month [business-insider]
read this If Apple keeps the same pattern, it's likely to introduce new Apple Watch models soon, possibly as soon as the second week in September. Plus, this year, it's possible that Apple introduces the first new Apple Watch industrial design since it was revealed in 2014. More

2018-08-21 00:00:00ZApple and Google's app store businesses are coming under pressure — and the companies could end up losing billions of dollars [business-insider]
read this BI PRIME: Apple and Google have turned their app stores into big businesses. But their ability to keep milking them for profits is coming under threat. If their app store businesses are upset, it could cost them dearly. More

2018-08-21 18:48:32ZLive: Michael Cohen surrenders to the FBI - CNNPolitics [cnn]
read this Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, has surrendered to the FBI ahead of a court proceeding where the government is expected to disclose a plea deal. More

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to eight criminal counts [cnn]
read this Michael Cohen said in a plea deal that "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office" he kept information that would have been harmful to the candidate and the campaign from becoming public. More

Toobin: This is immense, unprecedented news - CNN Video [cnn]
read this CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin reacts to Michael Cohen pleading guilty to campaign finance violations and saying that he acted "at the direction of a candidate for federal office." More

Trump is powerless as his legal fate spins out of his control [cnn]
read this President Donald Trump may no longer control his fate, a plight that helps explain his increasingly volcanic Twitter eruptions. More

Michael Cohen may no longer be on Trump's side [cnn]
read this Trump's longtime attorney is standing on the edge of a precipice, and may be beginning to understand the value of his decades' worth of knowledge regarding the President and the Trump Organization: that it may now hold the keys to his freedom, writes Caroline Polisi. More

Why the Trump-Cohen tape is a big deal - CNN Video [cnn]
read this You've likely heard the tape of President Trump and his then-attorney Michael Cohen allegedly discussing a payment to silence a former playmate. CNN's Chris Cillizza explains why the leak matters. More

This is an absolutely critical moment for Donald Trump's presidency [cnn]
read this There's a very credible case to make that the next two-ish weeks are the most critical of Trump's presidency to date. More

2018-08-21 20:36:46ZLive: Manafort jury reaches verdict on 8 counts - CNNPolitics [cnn]
read this It's Day 16 of the Paul Manafort trial, and the jury has reached a verdict on 8 of 18 counts. Follow here for the latest. More

Can the Republican Party survive Donald Trump? [cnn]
read this Mike Murphy has long been on the "A" list of the Republican consulting world, having served as a lead adviser to Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, among many others. Since the rise of President Donald Trump, he has emerged as a leading voice within the party against Trump. More

Trump: Never discussed denying Obama intel - CNN Video [cnn]
read this New Yorker journalist Adam Entous spoke to CNN's John Berman about his story in which he reported that President Trump's advisers considered denying intelligence briefings to President Obama. More

2018-08-21 18:12:29ZTrump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen strikes plea deal with federal prosecutors: NBC News [cnbc]
read this Cohen came under investigation by federal prosecutors in New York City earlier this year. They had received a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. More

2018-08-21 20:26:32ZPaul Manafort found guilty in federal trial [cnbc]
read this Manafort, who was in charge of Donald Trump's presidential campaign for several months in 2016, was tried over 18 counts, including charges of bank fraud and subscribing to false income tax returns. More

2018-08-21 21:16:28ZCatastrophic day for Trump: Former campaign boss Paul Manafort and former lawyer Michael Cohen are now both felons [cnbc]
read this As the president traveled to a campaign rally, his former 2016 campaign chairman was convicted of eight felonies, and his longtime lawyer pleaded guilty to eight unrelated felonies. More

2018-08-21 21:43:31ZTrump responds to Manafort verdict: This has nothing to do with Russian collusion [cnbc]
read this Trump responds to Manafort verdict: This has nothing to do with Russian collusion More

2018-08-21 21:19:55ZPaul Manafort disappointed in verdict, evaluating all his options, lawyer says [cnbc]
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2018-08-21 20:56:01ZS&P futures fall after former Trump lawyer Cohen says candidate directed him to pay off porn star [cnbc]
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2018-08-21 21:36:19ZRead Trump ex-lawyer Michael Cohen's full plea agreement [cnbc]
read this President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, admitted to eight counts of financial crimes in federal court Tuesday. More

2018-08-21 12:34:24ZGoldman: Here are the 10 stocks most loved by hedge funds — including Microsoft [cnbc]
read this Goldman's "Hedge Fund VIP" list has outperformed the S&P 500 by an average of 2.2 percentage points a year since 2001. More

2018-08-21 18:26:07ZForget 10,000 steps: Google is trying out a new goal that won't intimidate you [cnbc]
read this Google's health app, Google Fit, is trying other kinds of goals after noticing that some users were giving up on the app quickly. More

2018-08-21 20:31:31ZSome Amazon sellers are outraged over a new payment policy designed to attract more corporate buyers [cnbc]
read this Amazon’s new payment policy aimed at drawing more corporate customers has some marketplace sellers concerned about a coming cash crunch. More

2018-08-21 21:36:40ZTrump dealt blow as Manafort convicted on eight counts and Cohen pleads guilty – live [the-guardian-uk]
read this Manafort is convicted on multiple counts of fraud and Cohen pleads guilty to fraud and campaign finance violations More

2018-08-21 17:04:50ZUK and EU to enter ‘continuous’ talks to resolve Brexit deadlock [the-guardian-uk]
read this Brexit secretary Dominic Raab acknowledges final-stage negotiations need to speed up More

2018-08-21 12:16:48ZSajid Javid says sorry for 18 Windrush removals or detentions [the-guardian-uk]
read this Home secretary apologises for wrongful actions after review of 12,000 cases More

2018-08-21 20:43:18ZTaliban to travel to Moscow for peace talks after 17 years of war [the-guardian-uk]
read this Talks follow wave of violence but also series of overtures from Afghan government More

2018-08-21 15:27:21ZAsia Argento denies sexual assault of 17-year-old actor [the-guardian-uk]
read this Italian star says $380,000 settlement was paid to Jimmy Bennett by her partner Anthony Bourdain in order to help with Bennett’s financial difficulties More

2018-08-21 18:04:59ZCourt says seriously ill woman can work while fighting UK deportation [the-guardian-uk]
read this Nigerian woman wins right to work and have full access to NHS during ruling on immigration status More

2018-08-21 08:36:40ZArctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record [the-guardian-uk]
read this Usually frozen waters open up twice this year in phenomenon scientists described as scary More

2018-08-21 14:10:20ZPremier League​ games 'screened illegally via Saudi satellite firm' [the-guardian-uk]
read this UK body representing top 20 clubs says it has compelling evidence of year-long piracy operation More

2018-08-21 17:21:16ZRome police search for tourists who skinny-dipped in fountain [the-guardian-uk]
read this ‘English speakers’ filmed stripping and frolicking in fountain by war memorial More

2018-08-21 12:59:36ZHoled up: man falls into art installation of 8ft hole painted black [the-guardian-uk]
read this A visitor to a Portuguese gallery found deeper meaning in Anish Kapoor’s 1992 work Descent into Limbo More

2018-08-21 18:19:24.25ZTrump’s Former Fixer, Michael Cohen, Reaches a Plea Agreement Over Payments to Women [the-new-york-times]
read this Mr. Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges stemming from a monthslong investigation into his business dealings. More

2018-08-21 20:50:56.806ZPaul Manafort Convicted in Fraud Trial [the-new-york-times]
read this The verdict was a victory for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, whose inquiry has drawn withering criticism from President Trump. More

2018-08-21 14:45:20.898ZE.P.A.’s New Coal Pollution Rules Will Lead to More Deaths, Agency’s Numbers Show [the-new-york-times]
read this The Trump administration unveiled its overhaul of pollution rules for coal-fired power plants, and its analysis shows an increase of up to 1,400 premature deaths annually. More

2018-08-21 19:24:46.425ZKavanaugh Agrees Roe v. Wade Is ‘Settled Law,’ Susan Collins Says [the-new-york-times]
read this The vote of Ms. Collins, a Maine Republican who back abortion rights, is critical to the confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. More

2018-08-21 01:12:16.394Z‘Speaks Perfect English,’ Trump Says of Hispanic-American Border Patrol Agent [the-new-york-times]
read this President Trump’s remark about Adrian Anzaldua, who arrested a smuggler in Texas, was the latest example of the president making a racially tinged remark in public. More

2018-08-21 04:11:33.661ZNew Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Says [the-new-york-times]
read this Microsoft was surprised not that recent “spear phishing” attempts had occurred, but that they targeted traditional conservative think tanks. Those groups have been critical of Russia. More

2018-08-21 16:50:30.12ZFacing New Russian Hacking, Senators Signal They Are Ready to Act [the-new-york-times]
read this After Microsoft revealed a new Russian attack on American democratic institutions, senators in competing hearings signaled they are ready to punish the Kremlin. More

2018-08-21 17:12:53ZHow Online Trolls Divide Americans IRL [the-new-york-times]
read this We know that trolls on social media are trying to sow discord on contentious subjects like race, guns and abortion, but how do they do it? Here’s what their strategy looks like to a social media user. More

2018-08-21 16:50:35.562ZLevi Sanders Is Not His Father. He Keeps Telling That to Voters. [the-new-york-times]
read this Bernie Sanders’s son is running for a House seat in New Hampshire. The name is familiar, and so are the mannerisms. But, he is quick to remind voters, “I am my own person.” More

2018-08-21 16:50:34.568ZIn Wyoming Governor’s Race, a Wealthy Conservative Donor Tries on a New Hat: Candidate [the-new-york-times]
read this A conversation with Foster Friess, who was an early supporter of President Trump. He’s now one of six Republicans competing in a primary on Tuesday. More

2018-08-21 21:32:42ZTrump ex-aide Manafort found guilty on eight of 18 charges [reuters]
read this Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on Tuesday on eight charges of tax and bank fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts, after a jury said it could not reach consensus on the other 10 charges against him. More

2018-08-21 21:50:07ZTrump says Manafort case has 'nothing to do with me' [reuters]
read this President Donald Trump tried to distance himself from his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's conviction on Tuesday on bank and tax fraud charges, saying it did not involve him. More

2018-08-21 21:21:41ZEx-Trump lawyer Cohen, in guilty plea, says made payments at candidate's direction [reuters]
read this U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to campaign finance violations and other charges, saying he made payments to influence the 2016 election at the direction of a candidate for federal office. More

2018-08-21 21:34:27ZPennsylvania priest charged with groping 17-year-old girl: district attorney [reuters]
read this A Catholic priest who prosecutors said groped a 17-year-old girl from his Allentown, Pennsylvania, parish was arrested on Tuesday and charged with assault and corruption of a minor, authorities said. More

2018-08-21 21:24:35ZCohen plea may implicate Trump in illegal campaign violations: lawmaker [reuters]
read this Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's guilty pleas on several felony charges on Tuesday may implicate President Donald Trump in illegal campaign finance violations, adding to his legal jeopardy, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee said on Tuesday. More

2018-08-21 21:23:21ZU.S. lawmakers seek to impose more sanctions on 'menace' Russia [reuters]
read this U.S. lawmakers pushed for more aggressive steps to counteract the Russian "menace" on Tuesday, despite Trump administration officials insisting current sanctions were having an effect and vowing to impose more economic pain if Moscow does not change its behavior. More

2018-08-21 21:07:11ZKey Senate Democrat warns Trump not to attempt to pardon Manafort [reuters]
read this U.S. Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, warned President Donald Trump on Tuesday over a possible pardon for his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. More

2018-08-21 21:13:35ZTrump endorses Republican donor Friess in Wyoming governor race [reuters]
read this U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on Wyoming's gubernatorial contest on Tuesday, urging voters to support Republican financier and mega donor Foster Friess, one of six candidates seeking the party's nomination in that race. More

2018-08-21 21:10:27ZTrump's EPA unveils weaker alternative to Obama power plant rule [reuters]
read this The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing a signature Obama-era policy to combat climate change with a weaker plan that would let states write their own rules on coal-fired power plants, prompting critics to warn of dire environmental and health consequences. More

2018-08-21 20:31:30ZJury says reaches verdict in trial of ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort [reuters]
read this A federal court jury in Virginia said on Tuesday it had reached a verdict in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a jury note. More

2018-08-21 07:12:00ZTrump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen is in plea discussions with federal prosecutors, according to a person familiar with the matter [the-washington-post]
read this A grand jury in Manhattan has been investigating loans Cohen took out against his taxi business and his efforts to quash negative stories about Trump in the run-up to the 2016 campaign. More

2018-08-21 16:59:00ZManafort jury suggests it ‘cannot come to a consensus on a single count’ [the-washington-post]
read this The jury in Paul Manafort’s fraud case said it is split on at least one count. More

2018-08-21 11:57:00ZTrump threatens clearance of former official after seeing him in heated TV debate [the-washington-post]
read this In a late-night tweet, the president questioned the mental state of Philip Mudd, accusing him of becoming “totally unglued and weird” while on CNN. More

2018-08-21 13:21:00ZTrump denies report that he considered restricting Obama’s intelligence briefings [the-washington-post]
read this In a morning tweet, the president claimed he “never discussed or thought of” the extraordinary step. More

2018-08-21 01:40:00ZTrump revoked a former CIA director’s security clearance: Here’s who’s spoken out [the-washington-post]
read this President Trump revoked former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance. Nearly 250 intelligence officials spoke out against the president’s move. More

2018-08-21 14:12:00ZPerspective | Prehistoric college football coaches are killing players. It’s past time to stop them. [the-washington-post]
read this Heat didn’t kill Jordan McNair. The unhinged practices of DJ Durkin and those like him did. More

2018-08-20 20:00:00ZThe challenges of regulating 3-D-printed guns [the-washington-post]
read this The reality is that functional guns can be 3-D-printed, but how well do they work? More

2018-08-21 10:07:00ZOpinion | Michael Cohen: Trump’s greatest fear comes true [the-washington-post]
read this Cohen's plea is disastrous for Trump. More

2018-08-21 10:42:00ZOpinion | Manafort lost. Mueller won. [the-washington-post]
read this The jury’s decision is a vindication for the special counsel’s investigation. More

2018-08-21 10:25:00ZOpinion | Trump just deported a Nazi. That’s a move I can get behind. [the-washington-post]
read this It’s never too late to correct the wrongs of the Holocaust. More

2018-08-21 18:26:00ZMichael Cohen Pleads Guilty, Says He Acted at Trump’s Direction [the-wall-street-journal]
read this Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to payments he arranged before the 2016 election to silence two women who alleged having affairs with Mr. Trump, directly implicating his former boss in violating campaign-finance laws. More

2018-08-21 14:37:00ZPaul Manafort Convicted of Eight Counts of Fraud [the-wall-street-journal]
read this The jury in the Paul Manafort trial has found the former Trump campaign chairman guilty of eight counts of fraud. The judge declared a mistrial on the other 10 counts he faced. More

2018-08-21 19:37:00ZKavanaugh Says Roe v. Wade Is ‘Settled Law,’ GOP Senator Says [the-wall-street-journal]
read this A Republican senator said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told her he considered the Roe v. Wade decision “settled law,” addressing what is expected to be a contentious issue in his confirmation hearings. More

2018-08-21 09:30:00ZU.S. Stocks Poised to Enter Longest-Ever Bull Market [the-wall-street-journal]
read this As the S&P 500 hits an intraday record high, U.S. stocks are on the verge of surpassing their longest-running rally, ratifying a market rebound that began in the ashes of the financial crisis and defying those who have questioned its staying power. More

2018-08-21 13:32:00ZToll Brothers Profit Jumps as Wealthy Americans Spend [the-wall-street-journal]
read this The most affluent Americans continue to show confidence in the economy, boosting spending on new homes, designer clothing and other luxury products while shrugging off emerging threats to the long-term U.S. economic expansion. More

2018-08-21 12:05:00ZTrump Auto-Tariff Timetable Likely to Slip Amid Europe, Nafta Talks [the-wall-street-journal]
read this The Trump administration is likely pushing back its timetable for imposing tariffs on auto imports, easing concerns of many in the auto industry who have widely opposed the duties. More

2018-08-21 19:33:00ZBenchmark Capital Stays Lean, Even After $14 Billion Bonanza [the-wall-street-journal]
read this In an era when venture-capital firms are raising megafunds in the billions of dollars, Benchmark Capital—one of the best-performing investors—is resisting the temptation to go big. More

2018-08-21 15:29:00ZWhat Does Knee Surgery Cost? Few Know, and That’s a Problem [the-wall-street-journal]
read this The price we pay for health care often has little connection to what it actually costs. One hospital decided to investigate by studying its knee-replacement operations. Over 18 months, an efficiency expert trailed doctors and nurses to record every minute of activity, and the result was significantly lower than the list price. More

2018-08-21 14:06:00ZU.S. Deports Its Last Known Nazi Suspect [the-wall-street-journal]
read this The last known Nazi collaborator living in the U.S. was deported to Germany following a personal intervention by President Trump, U.S. officials said, ending years of wrangling between Washington and Berlin. More

2018-08-21 15:39:00ZJPMorgan Offers Free Trades, Accelerating a Pricing War [the-wall-street-journal]
read this The bank is rolling out a new investing service for customers that will offer at least 100 free stock trades for one year. More