Electronics

With lower stakes, Sanders and Klobuchar debate GOP repeal bill’s sponsors on CNN – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) testifies alongside former senator Rick Santorum during a Senate Committee on Finance hearing on Monday. (AFP/Getty Images) Halfway through CNN’s prime-time debate on the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) went in for the kill. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had taken his umpteenth swing at “bureaucrats,” telling viewers that “Bernie’s solution is more government, not less,” warning that the Vermont senator would pour millions of…

US: no ‘declaration of war’ – Boston Herald

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

North Korea said a tweet by President Trump amounts to a “declaration of war” and reserved the right to shoot down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace — claims that the White House dismissed as “absurd.” The latest development in the ever-intensifying war of words began Saturday via the president’s Twitter account. “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man,…

Senate GOP effort to unwind the ACA collapses Monday – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The latest Republican effort to unwind the Affordable Care Act collapsed on Monday as a third GOP senator announced her opposition and left the proposal short of the votes needed to pass. While one top Republican senator held out the possibility that the Senate might still vote on the bill, others accepted the reality that the push had sputtered out after Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) joined two of her colleagues…

North Korea says US ‘declared war,’ warns it could shoot down US bombers – Reuters

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserved the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in its air space. Ri Yong Ho said a Twitter message by Trump on Saturday, in which the president warned that the minister and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “won’t…

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Ricans Plead for More Federal Aid to Devastated Island – NBCNews.com

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Puerto Ricans described desperate conditions on the hurricane-ravaged island and pleaded for more help from federal agencies on Monday, with some saying they felt the U.S. territory was being forgotten. “It looks like a bomb went off,” said Monique Casablanca, 37, by phone from Ocean Park in the capital of San Juan. “I’ve seen very little to no police presence, I’ve seen zero military presence. Nights are excruciating, there’s screaming,…

Alejandro Villanueva sorry for making Steelers look bad by standing alone – ESPN

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

7:42 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment PITTSBURGH — Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva blames himself for the image of him standing away from teammates during Sunday’s national anthem, saying he unintentionally separated himself in the moments leading up to the game. “When everybody sees the image of me by myself, everybody thinks the team, the Steelers, are not behind me, and that’s absolutely wrong. I…

Trump has picked fights over the flag before. But this time was different. – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

As a businessman, Donald Trump erected unauthorized flagpoles on his properties to embarrass local officials who were trying to uphold zoning ordinances. As a presidential candidate, he told the first football player who sat in protest during the national anthem to “find another country.” And as president-elect, he attempted unsuccessfully to revive the decades-old debate about the constitutionality of flag burning, after a single incident at a small college in…

New version of health-care bill will help Alaska and Maine — home of two holdout senators – Washington Post

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Republican senators at the forefront of the latest effort to undo the Affordable Care Act proposed Monday sending more health-care dollars to the states of key holdouts, hoping to keep their bill viable as it faced a wall of resistance on Capitol Hill. Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy (La.) and Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) have given more money to Alaska and Maine — two of whose GOP senators, Lisa Murkowski…

North Korea says US ‘declared war,’ warns it could shoot down US bombers – Reuters

Monday, September 25, 2017

NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserved the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in its air space. Ri Yong Ho said a Twitter message by Trump on Saturday in which the president warned that the minister and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “won’t…

Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva has highest-selling gear in past 24 hours – ESPN

Monday, September 25, 2017

1:55 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva became the best-selling player in the NFL by midday Monday. Source: Steelers surprised by Villanueva move Alejandro Villanueva’s appearance on the field, as the only Steelers player to leave the tunnel for Sunday’s national anthem, led to “confusion” for some teammates, a source said. A spokesman for Fanatics, which runs the NFL’s online…

Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s radar, a critical tool for forecasting – Washington Post

Monday, September 25, 2017

The weather radar in Puerto Rico, destroyed by Hurricane Maria. (National Weather Service) Hurricane Maria and its 100-plus-mph winds demolished the main weather radar that forecasters use to monitor storms in Puerto Rico. As of yet, there is no known time frame for replacing the radar while more than two months of hurricane season remain. The radar, located in the mountains of south central Puerto Rico — about 20 miles…

Trump, The NFL And The Powder Keg History Of Race, Sports And Politics – NPR

Monday, September 25, 2017

American gold medalist Tommie Smith, center, and bronze medalist John Carlos raise their fists in the air in a black power salute during the playing of the U.S. national anthem at the 1968 Olympics. Anonymous/AP hide caption toggle caption Anonymous/AP American gold medalist Tommie Smith, center, and bronze medalist John Carlos raise their fists in the air in a black power salute during the playing of the U.S. national anthem…

Almost no North Koreans travel to the US, so why ban them? – Washington Post

Monday, September 25, 2017

HONG KONG — President Trump’s extension of the travel ban to North Korea is mostly symbolic and will have little to no effect on Kim Jong Un’s regime, experts said Monday. Trump on Sunday issued an executive order indefinitely banning travel to the United States from eight countries. The list includes all but one of the countries covered by the original ban plus three more: Chad, Venezuela and North Korea….

In showings of protest and solidarity, NFL teams respond to Trump’s criticisms – Washington Post

Monday, September 25, 2017

Some stood. Some kneeled. Some remained in the locker room, choosing to speak through their absence from the NFL’s pregame ceremonies, in which the American flag is displayed and the national anthem sung. But from London to Los Angeles, virtually all NFL players on the sidelines before kickoff of Sunday’s slate of 14 games locked arms with each other in response to President Trump’s three-day campaign demanding that team owners…

Tom Brady calls President Donald Trump’s comments ‘just divisive’ – ESPN (blog)

Monday, September 25, 2017

9:28 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady directly addressed remarks by President Donald Trump on Monday morning, saying, “I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive.” Matt Light on players kneeling: First time I’m ashamed to be a Patriot Retired OT Matt Light said he’s not the only former Patriot who finds…

Sen. John McCain given a ‘very poor’ prognosis by doctors in brain cancer battle – New York Daily News

Monday, September 25, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis” as he battles brain cancer. McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague Edward M. Kennedy in 2009. McCain tells CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview that…

Hot, isolated, and running out of supplies, parts of Puerto Rico near desperation – Washington Post

Monday, September 25, 2017

Meryanne Aldea lost everything at her house when the winds of Hurricane Maria ripped away the roof. The mountain town of Juncos is one of the most affected areas in Puerto Rico, and it remains largely isolated from the rest of the island — and the world. (DENNIS M. Rivera Pichardo/For The Washington Post) JUNCOS, Puerto Rico — In the heat and humidity here in the central mountains, Meryanne Aldea…

Trump signs new travel ban with enhanced vetting – CBS News

Monday, September 25, 2017

President Trump has signed a presidential proclamation with new restrictions on travel to the United States as his existing ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries was set to expire Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect, according to senior administration officials. On a background call about the new restrictions, the officials said restrictions will apply to Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, which have all been…

New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries – New York Times

Monday, September 25, 2017

For Mr. Trump, whose efforts on health care, infrastructure improvements and tax reform are gaining little steam, the new order is a third attempt to make good on his campaign promise to respond to terrorist threats by tightening entry at the nation’s borders. In December 2015, he called for a complete ban on travel to the United States by Muslims “until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell…

What NFL players, coaches are saying about Week 3 protests – ESPN

Monday, September 25, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment President Donald Trump criticized NFL players who protest during the national anthem in a speech he delivered on Friday in Alabama, suggesting that team owners should fire players who do so. Every team that played on Sunday participated in some form of demonstration — from players, coaches and executives who stood together arm-in-arm along the sidelines to others who sat, knelt or…