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US troops express anger at Trump’s Syria policy: ‘We betrayed’ the Kurds – CNN

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Hunter Biden: Joe Biden’s son will step down from Chinese firm and won’t serve foreign companies if dad wins 2020 – CBS News

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Hunter Biden, the son of former vice president Joe Biden, will step down from the board of a Chinese private equity firm amid a “barrage of false charges” about his work, his lawyer said Sunday. The attorney also said Biden would not work on behalf of any foreign company if his father is elected president in 2020. The announcement comes after weeks of attacks from President Trump, who has accused…

Civilians displaced in Turkey’s Syria offensive fear for future – Aljazeera.com

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Akcakale, Turkey-Syria border – As fighting raged in Ras al-Ain on Saturday, with Turkey‘s military claiming to be in control of the key Syrian border town, civilians continued to flee the violence. Ahmed Naso, who fled his home in Ras al-Ain when Turkey launched its offensive on Wednesday, said airstrikes that day “came out of nowhere” and that people “immediately” began evacuating from nearby towns and villages. More: …

Civilians displaced in Turkey’s Syria offensive fear for future – Aljazeera.com

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Akcakale, Turkey-Syria border – As fighting raged in Ras al-Ain on Saturday, with Turkey‘s military claiming to be in control of the key Syrian border town, civilians continued to flee the violence. Ahmed Naso, who fled his home in Ras al-Ain when Turkey launched its offensive on Wednesday, said airstrikes that day “came out of nowhere” and that people “immediately began evacuating from nearby towns and villages. “We don’t want…

Shepard Smith steps down from Fox News: ‘It’s been an honor and a privilege’ – Fox News

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Video Shepard Smith steps down from FOX News FOX News and Shepard Smith jointly announce that he will be stepping down from his role as chief news anchor and managing editor of the network’s breaking news unit and anchor of ‘Shepard Smith Reporting.’ Shepard Smith announced Friday that he will step down as Fox News Channel’s chief news anchor and managing editor of the network’s breaking news unit. Smith’s final edition of…

Thousands of Californians Are Powerless On 2nd Day Of PG&E’s Intentional Outages – NPR

Friday, October 11, 2019

A car drives through a darkened Montclair Village as Pacific Gas & Electric power shutdowns continue in Oakland, Calif. The area remains without power after the utility cut service hoping to prevent wildfires during dry, windy conditions. Noah Berger/AP hide caption toggle caption Noah Berger/AP A car drives through a darkened Montclair Village as Pacific Gas & Electric power shutdowns continue in Oakland, Calif. The area remains without power after…

The Questions Surrounding California’s PG&E Outage – The New York Times

Thursday, October 10, 2019

PG&E uses 43 helicopters for aerial inspections, along with workers on foot. In some instances, the utility sends drones to help inspect the 24,782 miles of distribution lines and 2,443 miles of transmission lines. PG&E may be able to restore power to some areas quickly, while other places could be without electricity for days. Do people with rooftop solar panels still have power? Without a battery attached, a home’s rooftop…

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to release millions of refugees into Europe over criticism of Syria offensive – CNBC

Thursday, October 10, 2019

How 3 big US businesses reacted to Chinese anger over Hong Kong… Apple, Activision and the NBA angered China this week over episodes related to Hong Kong’s anti-government protests. They all took a different tact in dealing with China on… China Politicsread more

Can you file a claim if PG&E shuts off your power for safety? – SFGate

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Bob Kim, the owner of Young’s Market in Kensington makes a insulated cooler to put his frozen groceries in before losing power in preparation for planned PG&E power shutoffs in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. He said he would lose 1,000s of dollars of frozen goods without the cooler, “PG&E is not going to pay for it,” said Kim about why he is making the coolers. less Bob Kim, the…

Trump’s Syria pullout a ‘disaster,’ allowing Turkey to ‘wipe out’ America’s Kurdish ally: Marc Thiessen – Fox News

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Video Marc Thiessen on Trump’s Syria pullout Marc Thiessen on Trump’s Syria pullout President Trump’s order to pull U.S. forces out of northern Syria has already been a disaster, according to former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen. Thiessen told “Special Report” he agreed with military leaders, who he claimed have said the move threatens to undo U.S. progress fighting the Islamic State (ISIS). “This is a disaster,” he said….

Turkey Says Its Military Will Cross Syrian Border ‘Shortly’ – Bloomberg

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

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Impeachment inquiry latest: White House says it won’t cooperate with impeachment inquiry — live updates – CBS News

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to E.U., will not appear before Congress 8:26 a.m.: Sondland will not be appearing for his scheduled congressional interview today, after the State Department ordered him not to appear. According to a statement by Sondland’s attorney, the direction came just hours before he was to testify. “Ambassador Sondland had previously agreed to appear voluntarily today, without the need for a subpoena, in order to answer the…

WATCH LIVE: Oakland officials discuss PG&E power outages in Bay Area – KGO-TV

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

PG&E has confirmed that it will shut off power to nearly 800,000 customers across Northern and Central California starting just after midnight. See the list of areas impacted here. RELATED: Are you ready for a blackout? Here’s how to prepare if PG&E cuts electricity during high wind, fire danger PG&E has alerted customers in 30 counties they may lose power. The proactive outage alert covers every Bay Area county, except…

Whistleblower memo shows White House official saying Trump-Ukraine call was ‘crazy’ and ‘frightening’ – Washington Examiner

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

The first Ukraine whistleblower wrote a two-page memo one day after the controversial phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky detailing secondhand information provided by a White House official. The notes, reported by Fox News on Monday, describe that July 25 conversation in more alarming terms than what appears in the whistleblower complaint, filed nearly three weeks later with the Intelligence Community inspector general. The White House…

Map shows neighborhoods impacted by PG&E power shutoffs – SFGate

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

A wide view of the map shows much of Northern California will have its power shut off starting late Tuesday night. (Continue clicking or swiping through the gallery for a closer look.) A wide view of the map shows much of Northern California will have its power shut off starting late Tuesday night. (Continue clicking or swiping through the gallery for a closer look.) Photo: Screenshot / PG&E Caption Close…

‘So what?’ Trump attorney Jay Sekulow dismisses second whistleblower coming forward – Fox News

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Video Jay Sekulow responds to second Ukraine whistleblower President Trump’s personal attorney on Monday dismissed news reports of a second whistleblower claiming to have first-hand knowledge about Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president. Jay Sekulow, the lawyer, told “Hannity” that the White House’s decision to release the call transcript renders future whistleblowers moot. “They’re now talking about a second whistleblower, and my statement on that is: ‘So what’,” he said. “We’ve already…

Elizabeth Warren could be ‘even tougher than Trump’ on China, says analyst – CNBC

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Hong Kong turmoil could cast a ‘shadow’ over China-US trade… “It will just irritate the Chinese that the two [situations] are being linked,” said Richard Harris, CEO of Hong Kong-based asset management firm Port Shelter Investment… Politicsread more

‘Buckle up': Abrupt Syria policy shift is sign of Trump unchained – Reuters

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Over the span of just a few hours, U.S. President Donald Trump upended his own policy on Syria with a chaotic series of pronouncements, blindsiding foreign allies, catching senior Republican supporters off guard and sending aides scrambling to control the damage. Trump’s decision on Sunday to remove some U.S. forces from northeastern Syria, opening the door to a Turkish offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in the region,…

Tax Experts Tell Us What They Want To Know — If Trump’s Returns Are Released – NPR

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

A temporary stay of decision on Monday means that President Trump can hold on to his tax records for the time being. Above, he speaks before signing a trade agreement with Japan later on Monday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP A temporary stay of decision on Monday means that President Trump can hold on to his tax records for the time being. Above, he speaks before signing…