New York Times 8-17-2017

Trump Opens Breach With Party, Military and Industry

  • In the wake of his defense of white supremacists, President Trump was abandoned by executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans.
  • According to close aides, the president said he felt liberated by his news conference and viewed it as his latest retort to a political establishment trying to tame his impulses.

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  • Toppling monuments, a visual history: From King George III to Saddam Hussein and beyond, world history has been littered with the remnants of shattered statues.

  • The leader of Australia’s anti-immigrant One Nation party wore a burqa in Parliamentwhile advocating a ban. One lawmaker denounced her action as “appalling.”

  • Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani-born activist who is the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, said she would attend Oxford University to study philosophy, politics and economics.

  • August 16, 2017
  • Mehdi Karroubi, a prominent opposition leader in Iran who has been under house arrest since 2011, began a hunger strike. He demanded a public trial in exchange for ending his fast.

  • The U.K. wants to keep an open border with Ireland after Brexit. But the government is vague about how to do that while exiting the E.U. single market and customs union.

  • Several of HBO’s Twitter accounts were hacked late Wednesday night, raising security concerns as the network deals with the sustained leaking of proprietary information.

  • A homeless man who rushed to help victims of a deadly terrorist attack in Manchester this spring was charged with stealing from the people he had aided.

  • I am grateful for what Taylor Swift did.” We asked women to share their thoughts on Ms. Swift’s testimony about a former radio host who she said groped her.

  • BRETT CARLSEN FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

    An alliance between Fiat Chrysler and BMW, which includes Intel and Mobileye, could help Fiat Chrysler catch up in the race to make self-driving cars.

  • Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, is said to be seeking diplomatic immunity from an assault charge. She’s accused of injuring a young model with an extension cord.

  • The N.F.L. Players Association and the league have traded angry accusations over information related to the suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

  • Dr. Marian C. Diamond, a neuroscientist who proved that environmental factors can change the structure of the brain and also studied the brain of Albert Einstein, is dead at 90.

  • A comedian filed a lawsuit against the white supremacist website The Daily Stormer over an article claiming he was the mastermind of the Manchester attack.

  • The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is off to a rocky start, as the Trump administration lectured Canada and Mexico on the current agreement’s failures.

  • A third woman has come forward to accuse Roman Polanski of sexual abuse, saying that the film director “sexually victimized” her in 1973, when she was 16.

  • Giancarlo Stanton, the Miami Marlins slugger, is on pace to hit 60 home runs after hitting his 44th Tuesday. It was his sixth consecutive game with a homer; the record is eight games.

  • CARLOS GONZALEZ FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

    As part of its campus extension, the University of Southern California made commitments to help its neighbors, in one of the state’s poorest areas.

  • Barack Obama’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, with a quote from Nelson Mandela, quickly became the most-liked tweet ever.

  • Hope Hicks, a longtime aide to President Trump, will be the interim White House director of communications, temporarily filling the spot left by Anthony Scaramucci.

  • The sperm count of men in Western countries has been declining, according to research, bolstering a school of thought that male health in the modern world is at risk.

  • A tech start-up is working to reduce health care costs while improving care. The results are on view at two medical practices in southeast Kansas.

  • After months of feuding, Britain’s government said it wanted to remain — temporarily — in something similar to the European customs union after Brexit. Critics called it a “fantasy,” “contradictory” and “daft.”

  • August 15, 2017
  • Michael Moore has targeted President Trump in his Broadway show, and now he is offering his audience more: a double-decker bus ride to Trump Tower to protest.

  • Thirty immigrants became United States citizens on Tuesday in the first naturalization ceremony held on the 102nd floor of One World Trade Center in Manhattan.

  • A 200-year-old tree crashed to the ground in Portugal, killing 13 people and injuring 49 others who had gathered for a religious celebration.

  • “Groundhog Day,” the ambitious Broadway adaptation of the popular 1993 film, will close Sept. 17. Despite strong reviews, it failed to draw audiences to support its running costs.

  • Dr. Ruth Pfau, a German-born medical missionary who was hailed as the “mother Teresa of Pakistan” for her role in fighting leprosy, is dead at 87.

  • After days of torrential rain and flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone, hundreds are still missing and coroners are struggling to find room for the dead.

  • An age-old Spanish practice in which ranchers in the country’s northwest corral free-roaming, wild horses is now under threat from activists and regulation.

  • A judge has ordered Costco to pay Tiffany & Co. over $19 million for selling generic diamond engagement rings that were marketed using Tiffany’s name.

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