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Spain attacks: Police shoot dead 5 suspects in 12 hours of terror – CNN

Friday, August 18, 2017

Barcelona (CNN)A second terror attack has occurred in Spain’s northeastern Catalan region, hours after a van drove into a large group of pedestrians in a crowded Barcelona street, killing 13 and injuring over 100. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/08/18/witnesses-on-the-scene-of-barcelona-van-terrorist-attack-orig.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_26’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817195629-cnnee-brk-barcelona-terrorismo-intvw-raul-romeva-atentado-ramblas-heridos-00002022-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817195629-cnnee-brk-barcelona-terrorismo-intvw-raul-romeva-atentado-ramblas-heridos-00002022-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817195629-cnnee-brk-barcelona-terrorismo-intvw-raul-romeva-atentado-ramblas-heridos-00002022-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817195629-cnnee-brk-barcelona-terrorismo-intvw-raul-romeva-atentado-ramblas-heridos-00002022-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817195629-cnnee-brk-barcelona-terrorismo-intvw-raul-romeva-atentado-ramblas-heridos-00002022-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817195629-cnnee-brk-barcelona-terrorismo-intvw-raul-romeva-atentado-ramblas-heridos-00002022-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817195629-cnnee-brk-barcelona-terrorismo-intvw-raul-romeva-atentado-ramblas-heridos-00002022-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl…

Investors Sell Stocks, Dollar on Fears Trump Agenda Is Foundering – New York Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.5 percent, but still looked set to gain 1.4 percent for the week after tensions between North Korea and the United States came off the boil. Japan’s Nikkei slid 1.2 percent on global jitters and a stronger yen, and looked set to lose 1.4 percent for the week. “The realization of the worst case scenarios (in Washington and in North Korea)…

Top Two Officers on Navy Ship in Deadly Collision Off Japan Are Relieved of Duties – New York Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

The preliminary report described in detail the terrible moments after the collision and the rescue efforts aboard the ship. Document Read the Report on the U.S.S. Fitzgerald Collision The Navy on Tuesday released a partially redacted report on the investigation of the collision in June between the American destroyer Fitzgerald and the ACX Crystal that resulted in the death of seven sailors. Dozens of sailors who were rocked from their…

The Latest: Greitens tells senator to resign for Trump post – Washington Post

Friday, August 18, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Latest on a Missouri lawmaker posting and deleting a comment hoping President Trump is assassinated (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is calling for the resignation of a Missouri legislator who posted on Facebook that she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal says she posted and later deleted the comment Thursday out of frustration over…

Spanish Prime Minister calls deadly Barcelona attack ‘jihadi terrorism’ – CNN

Friday, August 18, 2017

(CNN)At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured after a van rammed through crowds in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday, in what the Spanish Prime Minister described as an act of “jihadi terrorism.” ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/06/03/vehicles-used-as-weapons-jpm-orig.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_54’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170817131607-14-spain-crash-0817-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled =…

Top two officers and other sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald to be disciplined following deadly collision at sea – Washington Post

Friday, August 18, 2017

Damage to the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald is seen as the vessel is berthed at its mother port in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, on June 18, 2017. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images) The top two officers and the top enlisted sailor who were aboard the destroyer USS Fitzgerald are among about a dozen sailors who will face discipline following an early-morning collision June 17 that killed seven crew members, a senior…

Republican senators are striking back in Trump’s public war of words – CNN

Friday, August 18, 2017

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Trump embraces culture war with call to preserve Confederate statues – Washington Post

Friday, August 18, 2017

President Trump on Thursday assumed the role of leading spokesman for the racially charged cause of preserving Confederate statues on public grounds, couching his defense in historical terms that thrilled his core supporters and signaled his intent to use cultural strife as a political weapon just days after deadly violence in Virginia. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of…

What scientists hope to learn from the eclipse – CNN

Friday, August 18, 2017

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Spotify Removes Racist Music In Response To Charlottesville – NPR

Friday, August 18, 2017

Virginia State Police in Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday, the day after a “Unite the Right” rally ended in violence and the death of a 32-year-old woman. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Virginia State Police in Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday, the day after a “Unite the Right” rally ended in violence and the death of a 32-year-old woman. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Spotify and other streaming services…

‘I Love Winds’: David Lynch on the Sound of ‘Twin Peaks’ – New York Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

Well, no, not really. So much of what “Twin Peaks” is in people’s minds is Angelo’s music. And then I guess it’s that moaning wind. I love winds. I think that wind sound came from (the “Eraserhead” sound designer) Alan Splet, when he was in Findhorn, in northern Scotland, I think it was. He was recording winds in the ’70s. It’s a wind that just feels so good to me….

Jon Kalbfleisch tunes up ‘A Little Night Music’ – Washington Post

Friday, August 18, 2017

Jon Kalbfleisch, musical director at the Tony Award-winning Signature Theater. (Abby Greenawalt) Jon Kalbfleisch was a 19-year-old pianist in Lawton, Okla., when the local community theater asked him to be music director for their production of “Gypsy.” He would have a half-dozen musicians to work with. “I said, ‘No! 22!’ ” Kalbfleisch recalls. “I went out and begged 22 people to play. And they did.” Taking care of the music in…

YouTube music head says company pays higher royalties than Spotify – Engadget

Friday, August 18, 2017

The former road manager for Run DMC has been at YouTube for eight months now. He was instrumental in getting Google’s Doodle for the 44th anniversary of the birth of hip-hop up on the search engine’s main page, too; Cohen says that he is a music lover and artist supporter. He believes that YouTube music got to the subscription party late, which allowed companies like Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music…

Samsung’s 2017 TVs can now identify music with Shazam – The Verge

Friday, August 18, 2017

Samsung’s removing a step in between hearing a good song you don’t recognize on TV and pulling out your smartphone to identify it with Shazam, Siri, or Google Assistant. That can take a few seconds — if your phone is even nearby. So to streamline things, the company has added Shazam directly to its Smart Hub on 2017 Samsung TVs. You can activate it by selecting the Shazam icon in…

Sen. Corker isn’t the only Republican who’s increasingly questioning Trump’s stability – Washington Post

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Once upon a time, there were rumblings in Washington that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) was under consideration as a potential secretary of state in the administration of President Trump. That didn’t pan out and, in the months since Trump’s inauguration, it’s become clear that this was for the best, as Corker has repeatedly criticized Trump’s time in office. In May, after The Post reported that Trump had revealed classified information…

Van Driver Hits Pedestrians in Barcelona, Killing at Least 12 in Terror Attack – New York Times

Thursday, August 17, 2017

In the past year, the Islamic State has devoted resources to translating their channels and messages into Spanish. Although countries like France and Britain have repeatedly been named in Islamic State propaganda urging followers to plan and stage attacks, Spain has been less in the cross hairs. The country has, however, been a transit point for recruits of the militant group, both for those going to Syria and those returning….

Trump recycles discredited Islamic pigs’ blood tale after terrorist attack in Barcelona – Washington Post

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hours after an apparent terrorist attack in Barcelona, President Trump on Thursday recycled a largely discredited Internet tale that he promoted on the campaign trail as a way to call attention to what he has called “radical Islamic terrorism.” In a Twitter message, Trump instructed his 36 million followers to look to the example of  Gen. John J. Pershing, who is said, in stories circulating online, to have dipped bullets…

Trump ‘Sad’ Over Removal of ‘Our Beautiful Statues’ – New York Times

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Many people who do not identify as white supremacists support keeping the monuments as a connection to their history and heritage. A NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll on Monday and Tuesday of 1,125 adults showed 86 percent of the Republicans surveyed thought Confederate statues should remain in place as a symbol of history. Mr. Trump’s tweets came the morning after his personal lawyer forwarded an email to conservative journalists, government officials and…

Anonymous publishes GOP legislators’ private numbers in bid to push for Trump’s impeachment – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A group affiliated with the online activist group known as Anonymous on Thursday posted what it says are the private cellphone numbers and email addresses for 22 Republican members of Congress in a bid to push for President Donald Trump‘s impeachment, reigniting the use of hacked information in U.S. political battles. Rob Pfeiffer, chief editor of online publication The Anon Journal, told The Washington Post Thursday morning that the move…