Morning Update
Being Informed
Yemen's Shiite rebels welcome UN call for Saudi strike probe
SANAA, Yemen (AP) Yemen's Shiite rebels on Friday backed a U.N. call for a probe into a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in the country's north that killed dozens of people the previous day, including many children, in an attack that drew wide international criticism.
Aug 10 3:56PM site: AP more : "Humanitarian Crisis "

The Latest: US Senate affirms the press is 'not the enemy
NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on U.S. newsrooms coordinating a series of editorials speaking up for a free press (all times local):
Aug 16 6:08PM site: AP more : "Law & Lawmakers "

AP FACT CHECK: No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent
CHICAGO (AP) Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is telling voters that his Democratic opponent J.B.
Aug 16 4:32PM site: AP more : "Law & Lawmakers "

Pakistan's 21-member Cabinet is sworn in; PM promises change
ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan's 21-member Cabinet was sworn in Monday, a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan pledged to cut government spending, end corruption and repatriate public funds.
Aug 20 8:57AM site: AP more : "Asia "

Trump calls Russia probe "McCarthyism at its 'WORST
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) President Donald Trump insists that his White House counsel isn't a "RAT" like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he is blasting the ongoing Russia investigation as "McCarthyism.
Aug 20 5:34AM site: AP more : "Europe "

Enjoying Life
Review: Wahlberg and Berg's 'Mile 22' is a dizzying assault
Mark Wahlberg's "Mile 22 " character James Silva has a tick where he snaps a yellow rubber bracelet against his wrist. He does this many, many times throughout this all-out assault of a movie, which seems to have been shot and edited with the singular purpose of leaving the audience confused and disoriented at every turn. This restless camera can't even hold still during a simple scene of dialogue, changing focus every two seconds eyes, off-center face, hands, blood pressure monitor, and on and on.
Aug 16 5:17PM site: AP more : "AP Entertainment "

No one did it better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's death
Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday:
Aug 16 3:35PM site: AP more : "AP Entertainment "

Review: Joshua Cohen's 'Attention' demands your whole focus
Attention: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction" (Random House), by Joshua Cohen
Aug 13 5:20PM site: AP more : "Media Insider "

Review: Orphan's tale spans globe but is syrupy
Bindi" (Little, Brown), by Paul Matthew Maisano
Aug 13 3:44PM site: AP more : "Media Insider "

Review: Handler's 'Couldn't Miss' novel is entertaining
The Man Who Couldn't Miss" (William Morrow), by David Handler
Aug 13 5:47PM site: AP more : "Media Insider "

Getting Ahead
US firms to Trump: Don't raise tariffs on more Chinese goods
WASHINGTON (AP) Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. A Florida maker of boat trailers. A building materials distributor in Tennessee.
Aug 20 7:54AM site: AP more : "Big Company News "

Stocks mostly rise on hope for progress on China trade talks
TOKYO (AP) Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.
Aug 20 6:57AM site: AP more : "Big Company News "

Trump administration less concerned about conserving oil
WASHINGTON (AP) Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.
Aug 20 4:13AM site: AP more : "Big Company News "

Colleges mull pushing for share of legal wagering proceeds
Concerned that expanded sports gambling will bring additional costs for ensuring their games are on the up-and-up, college athletic departments are looking for a way to get a piece of the action.
Aug 20 6:07AM site: AP more : "Big Company News "