August 10, 2016

Bernie Sanders reportedly buys $600,000 lakefront summer home. http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/08/bernie-sanders-summer-house

Chinese tourist on European holiday reportedly mistaken for refugee by Germany, spends two weeks in refugee center.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/10/world/asia/how-a-chinese-man-hoping-to-tour-europe-fell-into-germanys-refugee-system.html?_r=0

Russian opposition groups protest anti-terror and data collection laws, warn they curb free expression. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-internet-protests-idUSKCN10K1YC

Families of two Benghazi victims sue Hilary Clinton, reportedly claim mishandling of classified information contributed to attack. http://www.npr.org/2016/08/09/489326949/two-benghazi-parents-sue-hillary-clinton-for-wrongful-death

Trump’s says that if Clinton appoints Supreme Court justices who vote to ban gun ownership, there is “nothing you can do”. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.” Democrats accuse him of making an assassination threat.  http://www.npr.org/2016/08/09/489364948/trump-appears-to-suggest-second-amendment-could-stop-clinton

Three girls fall at least 30 feet from Tennessee Ferris wheel, one still in critical condition, 45,000 reportedly  injured annually on amusement rides. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/09/health/tennessee-ferris-wheel/

18 Philippine mayors and 31 police officials turn themselves in for ties to drug trade after being called out by President Duterte. http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-philippines-duterte-drugs-politicians-20160808-snap-story.html

Investor Carl Icahn says Trump will get the “Archie Bunker” vote – because there aren’t enough jobs that pay well. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/09/carl-icahn-i-think-donald-trump-is-right-on-about-the-economy.html

Pacific Gas and Electric found guilty of pipeline inspection violations in connection with San Bruno blast. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/09/489401025/utility-giant-pg-e-convicted-of-violating-gas-pipeline-safety-laws

Household debt in U.S. hits $12.3 trillion, about 3% below 2008 peak. http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-what-americans-debt-all-1229-trillion-of-it-looks-like-2016-8

Compton police shooting victim Donnell Thompson was an innocent bystander during carjacker search, was fatally shot with M4 assault rifle. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-sheriff-shooting-20160809-snap-story.html

Released documents show Henry Kissinger was perceived as sabotaging Carter administration’s attempts to limit right-wing terror in Argentina. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/09/henry-kissinger-mass-killings-argentina-declassified-files

Justice Department to require police departments to submit data on deaths involving law enforcement officers. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/08/police-officer-related-deaths-department-of-justice

Portland police arrest man with guns in his car, accuse him of plotting to attack officers. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/08/man_who_watched_cops_for_month.html

Trump campaign co-chair argues that “trickle-down economics” (cutting taxes on the wealthy, who then spend more money , which creates jobs) actual works. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/trump-co-chair-claims-trickle-down-economics-worked-and-immediately-gets-scolded-by-ali-velshi/

Citizen Police Academy participant fatally shot during training exercise. http://www.nbc-2.com/story/32723512/incident-reported-at-punta-gorda-citizen-police-academy

Baltimore police routinely violated the rights of the city’s black residents according to Justice Department. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-doj-report-20160809-story.html

Julian Assange hints that murdered DNC staffer was source of Wikileaks emails. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/10/assange-implies-murdered-dnc-staffer-was-wikileaks-source.html

 

 

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August 10, 2016

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