Morning Update
National/World News
China's July exports accelerate despite US tariff hike
BEIJING (AP) China's export growth accelerated in July, showing little impact from a U.S. tariff hike in a spiraling dispute over technology.
Aug 8 6:20AM site: AP more : "Big Company News "

Participants in travel race drive Prague subway train
PRAGUE (AP) Two participants in a travel competition were allowed by a driver to drive a subway train carrying passengers in the Czech capital, an incident the Prague Transport Authority called "unacceptable."
Aug 7 12:24PM site: AP more : "News Oddities "

Saudi group posts photo of plane about to hit Toronto's CN tower amid spat with Canada
Infographic KSA apologised for tweeting the altered image on Monday, hours after Riyadh expelled the Canadian ambassador A Saudi Arabian organisation has apologised for tweeting a digitally altered image that showed a plane flying towards Toronto's CN Tower - in an apparent reference to a 9/11-style attack - amid an escalating row over Canada's call for the release of detained human rights activists in the kingdom. Related: Saudi Arabia expels Canadian envoy for urging activists' release Related: Saudi state airline suspends flights to Canada in escalating row over activists Continue reading..
Aug 8 1:43AM site: Guardian-MiddleEast more : "Middle East"

Sanctions on Iran are morally wrong - and they won't work | Afua Hirsch
There is no justification for the US action. All sanctions will do is cause suffering for innocent people More than a decade ago, when the dust had settled on their disastrous implementation in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, sanctions began to be described as the new emergency response to international incidents. They had become a kind of knee-jerk reaction.
Aug 8 5:00AM site: Guardian-MiddleEast more : "Middle East"

Local Features
Scene Stealers 08.09.18
One night in Memphis Million Dollar Quartet August 9 September 2 Weston Playhouse 12 Park St, Weston An impromptu meeting at Memphis' Sun Records brings Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins together for perhaps the most iconic moment in modern musical history. Tues. - Sat.
Aug 8 8:28AM site: Rutland Herald more : "Rutland Herald "

Jules Denis
Jules Denis, 88, passed away July 30, 2018, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, surrounded by family and love. He was born May 6, 1930, in Weybridge, the youngest of nine children of Philias and Gertrude (Galipeau) Denis. In his younger years, Jules farmed in Whiting and then went into the construction industry in the Rutland area.
Aug 8 6:00AM site: Rutland Herald more : "Rutland Herald "

MyraBelle H. Kidder
BENSON MyraBelle H. Kidder, 19, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
Aug 8 6:00AM site: Rutland Herald more : "Rutland Herald "

Today's Crossword
Aug 8 6:00AM site: Rutland Herald more : "Rutland Herald "

Topics Beyond News
YouTube, Apple and Facebook Ban Infowars, Which Decries 'Mega Purge
Alex Jones' Infowars site accused the companies of censorship. Apple said, "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions.
Aug 6 6:19PM site: NPR-Digital Culture more : "Digital Culture "

Can CT and Veronica Find 'Redemption' After A Disastrous Challenge Outing?
Final Reckoning' teammates CT and Veronica were just sent to the Redemption House -- do they stand a chance to return to the 'Challenge' game?
Aug 8 2:00AM site: MTV more : "MTV"

Solid twists keep plot churning in 'Prisoner in the Castle
The Prisoner in the Castle" (Bantam), by Susan Elia MacNeal
Aug 6 4:16PM site: AP more : "Media Insider "

Steve Aoki to Be Face of Diesel's New Watch Collection
The DJ will help the brand launch its new transparency watch collection.
Aug 8 4:01AM site: WWD-Fashion more : "Fashion & Style - NYTimes"

In Pursuit of Civility by Keith Thomas review - manners in early modern England
From terrible table manners to defecating in public to ideals of civilisation as a class weapon a brilliant work by a consummate historian We're all appalled when we witness signs of the decline of civilisation. Whether it is the spread of casual xenophobia, the pollution of the oceans or the ubiquity of texting in restaurants, each of us carries around a mental picture of what an ideal society ought to look like, and an instinctive antipathy towards behaviours that don't measure up. That's so uncivilised, we think, contemplating Donald Trump, or an ugly facial tattoo, or someone noisily consuming smelly food on a crowded train.
Aug 8 8:00AM site: Guardian-Books more : "Books"

India's amazing concept about nothing
It made much of modern technology possible
Aug 8 9:01PM site: BBC Travel more : "BBC Travel "

Millennials' love of house plants continues to grow
What is it about indoor leafy foliage that has so captivated young adults?
Aug 2 10:00AM site: Gardening from more : "Gardening"

Italian alpine valley evacuated after landslide kills 2
MILAN (AP) Officials have evacuated a valley in northwestern Italy after a huge landslide swept away several cars along a well-traveled road, killing a couple trapped inside one.
Aug 7 4:43PM site: AP more : "Crisis & Evacuation "

This 'Dad Bods And Dogs' Calendar Is Exactly What We Need Right Now
Is it 2019 yet?
Jul 27 3:36PM site: Good News more : "Good News "

Demi Lovato Fans Put On Show After Hospitalized Singer Is Forced To Cancel
Fans in Atlantic City performed a number of Lovato's songs, including "Sober.
Jul 27 7:46PM site: Good News more : "Good News "

These sustainable wool shoes are casual, comfortable and cool
Allbirds sustainable wool shoes are disrupting the footwear market with their low-carbon style.
Aug 1 3:06PM site: Socially Aware Business more : "New Corporate Culture"

Limit low-calorie sodas and drinks, and stick to water instead, researchers advise
Jul 30 4:00AM site: AP more : "Science "

Catholics On Capital Punishment
Pope Francis has declared that the death penalty is unacceptable in all circumstances. NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Sister Helen Prejean about the history of the church's stance on capital punishment.
Aug 5 9:14PM site: NPR-Religion more : "Religion News - NPR "

Black Pastors And Trump
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Eugene Scott, identity politics reporter for The Washington Post, about the public backlash against black pastors who met with President Trump.
Aug 5 12:29PM site: NPR-Religion more : "Religion News - NPR "

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