daily links: august 2018

8.1.18
CBS News—Federal judge says Trump's executive order withholding funds from sanctuary cities is unconstitutional
CNN.com—Plane with 103 people aboard crashes, and everyone survives
NBC News—Some drug-resistant superbugs may also be resistant to alcohol
BBC News—Trump tells Jeff Sessions to end the Russia probe in a tweet, a move that could further bolster obstruction of justice accusations against the president
USA Today—Ohio State football coach put on leave while university investigates his knowledge of domestic abuse by one of his assistant coaches
ABCnews.com—Filming begins on Episdoe IX


8.2.18
CBS News—TSA considering eliminating all screening procedures at 150 small airports
CNN.com—Apple becomes the first company to hit a $1 trillion market cap
NBC News—Trump revokes Obama-era fuel economy standards
USA Today—Scientists discover the scutoid, a new geometric shape found in nature
BBC News—Google planning to launch censored search engine in China
ABCnews.com—Iceland announces that it will not hunt minke whales this season


8.3.18
ABCnews.com—Federal appeals court upholds California law requiring new guns to include bullet-stamping technology intended to make it easier to solve crimes committed with guns
CBS News—Mega Millions ticket worth $543 million claimed by 11 coworkers in an office pool
NBC News—More companies are offering full or half days off on Fridays during the summer
CNN.com—Woman says medics refused to treat her daughter or transport her to the hospital because she didn't have insurance
BBC News—NASA reveals astronauts who will fly the first missions on commercially developed spacecraft from Boeing and SpaceX
USA Today—New Alexa skill attempts to ward off burglars by playing snippets of conversation to make it sound like people are home


8.8.18
NBC News—GOP congressman Chris Collins, an early and fervent supporter of Trump, is indicted on insider trading charges
CBS News—Former Trump aide Omarosa secretly recorded the president during her tenure in the White House
ABCnews.com—US will sanction Russia over UK nerve agent poisoning
CNN.com—Special election for congressional seat in Ohio is too close to call in a district that Trump won by 10 points in 2016
BBC News—Elon Musk wants to make Tesla a private company
USA Today—NYC puts cap on number of ride-hailing drivers, which could make Uber and Lyft more expensive and harder to find


8.9.18
USA Today—Buffalo Wild Wings wants to offer sports betting in wake of Supreme Court ruling
CBS News—The Oscars announce a new category for popular films
NBC News—Pepsi CEO steps down after 24 years
BBC News—Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide
ABCnews.com—MoviePass announces new model that will limit customers to only 3 movies a month (as opposed to the current model of one movie per day)
CNN.com—Chipotle considers adding bacon to its menu in a bid to bring customers back


8.10.18
NBC News—Egypt is building a new capital city from scratch in the desert
ABCnews.com—Man who says using Roundup weed killer caused his cancer is awarded $289 million by jury
CNN.com—Facebook will not allow users to share blueprints for 3D printed guns on its platform even if they are legalized
CBS News—Nike sued for gender discrimination
USA Today—Party City becomes latest brick and mortar retailer to partner with Amazon for online sales fulfillment
BBC News—Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in video games as long as they are used in an artistic way


8.13.18
ABCnews.com—Researchers confirm that Google tracks and records your location on Android devices even when you explicitly tell it not to
NBC News—Elon Musk says Saudis will fund buyout that will allow him to take the company private
BBC News—Tourist killed by hippo in Kenya
USA Today—Grieving orca mother finally lets go of her dead calf after more than two weeks
CBS News—Aretha Franklin reported to be seriously ill
CNN.com—Overstock has transformed itself from online retailer to a cryptocurrency firm


8.16.18
CNN.com—Aretha Franklin passes away at 76
CBS News—Trump strips security clearances from former CIA director in what seems to be politically motivated retaliation for a critic of his administration
ABCnews.com—New York University offers free tuition to all medical school students regardless of need or merit
NBC News—The rising estimates for the cost of Trump's self-aggrandizing military parade in DC are inching towards $100 million
USA Today—Elon Musk wants to build a hyperloop tunnel from LA to Dodger Stadium called the Dugout Loop
BBC News—Cancer drug may also be able to help livers regenerate


8.17.18
CNN.com—Aretha Franklin passes away at 76
CBS News—Trump strips security clearances from former CIA director in what seems to be politically motivated retaliation for a critic of his administration
ABCnews.com—New York University offers free tuition to all medical school students regardless of need or merit
NBC News—The rising estimates for the cost of Trump's self-aggrandizing military parade in DC are inching towards $100 million
USA Today—Elon Musk wants to build a hyperloop tunnel from LA to Dodger Stadium called the Dugout Loop
CNN.com—Amazon exploring purchase of movie theater chain


8.20.18
CNN.com—Doctor is given probation after being convicted of sexually assaulting a patient while she was sedated
ABCnews.com—The Eagles greatest hits album, released in 1976, has overtaken Michael Jackson's Thriller as the best-selling album of all time in the US
NBC News—Colorado man accused of killing his wife and daughters says he only killed his wife after she killed their daughters
USA Today—Pepsi to buy SodaStream for $3.2 billion
BBC News—LA to install body scanners at its subway stations
CBS News—South Carolina woman killed by alligator while walking her dog in a private resort on Hilton Head Island


8.21.18
CNN.com—Trump "fixer" pleads guilty to 8 counts, including tax fraud and campaign finance violations, and says he has evidence that would be harmful to the president
NBC News—And in related news from this criminal administration, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort found guilty on 8 counts of tax fraud. Seriously, how many times would this Congress have impeached Obama by now?
ABCnews.com—Republican Congressman from California indicted for improper use of campaign funds
BBC News—Enzyme produced by bacteria can turn any kind of blood in Type O, the universal donor type
CBS News—New Animal Crackers packaging lets the animals out of their cages
USA Today—FDA approves first generic version of the EpiPen


8.22.18
BBC News—The Colombian government wants to use drones to spray pesticides on cocaine farms
NBC News—Democrats say they have an emergency contingency plan in case Trump tries to fire the special counsel
ABCnews.com—Ohio State creates new office dedicated to investigating sexual harrassment claims in wake of multiple scandals
CNN.com—Target posts its best quarter in more than a decade
CBS News—Papa John's exiled founder launches website as part of his campaign to be restored to the CEO role
USA Today—John Krasinski will take on the role of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan in a new series for Amazon


8.23.18
CNN.com—National Enquirer publisher granted immunity in Trump investigation
CBS News—Kroger announces that it will no longer use plastic bags at its stores by 2025
ABCnews.com—NSA contract worker who leaked classified documents sentenced to five years in prison
NBC News—Trump wants the SEC to consider requiring public companies to issue earnings reports only twice a year instead of quarterly
BBC News—Fossil evidence reveals that early turtles did not have shells
USA Today—Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods to face off in $9 million winner-take-all match on Thanksgiving weekend


8.24.18
CNN.com—John McCain halts his treatments for brain cancer as his family braces for the worst
CBS News—CFO of the Trump Organization who has worked for the president for decades is given immunity in exchange for his testimony
USA Today—PETA puts up billboard in Baltimore encouraging people to stop eating crabs
NBC News—Trump tells his Secretary of State to cancel visit to North Korea
BBC News—Next Bond film pushes back its release date after director Danny Boyle leaves the project
ABCnews.com—TV host Robin Leach dies at 76


8.27.18
CNN.com—John McCain dies at 81
CBS News—Trump says he has reached a deal with Mexico to revise NAFTA
NBC News—Odell Beckham becomes NFL's highest paid receiver with new 5 year, $95 million contract
BBC News—Uber says it intends to focus moe on its bike and electric scooter business than ride sharing
ABCnews.com—Playwright Neil Simon dies at 91
USA Today—Gunman opens fire at gaming tournament in Jacksonville, killing at least 2


8.28.18
CNN.com—Official death toll for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico raised from 64 to just under 3,000
ABCnews.com—Trump claims that Google is rigging its search results to make him look bad
USA Today—Oreos unveils two new flavors: hot chicken wing and wasabi
NBC News—Federal judge once again rules that North Carolina's congressional districts are unconstitutional
BBC News—Electric shock collars for pets to be banned in the UK
CBS News—Toyota invests $500 million in Uber


8.29.18
CBS News—California becomes first state to eliminate cash bail requirement for criminal defendants awaiting trial
CNN.com—Trump announces that White House counsel Don McGahn—who was recently revealed to have given 30 hours worth of interviews to Mueller's team—will step down later this fall
ABCnews.com—Gates Foundation pledges $460 million over the next five years to help public schools in impoverished areas of the US
NBC News—British and French fishermen in skirmish over scallops in the English Channel
USA Today—KFC will give $11,000 to first baby born on September 9 who is named Harland
BBC News—High school student arrested after slapping Trump hat off of classmate's head


8.30.18
CNN.com—Trump wants to eliminate pay raises for federal employees in next year's budget
ABCnews.com—Trump's DOJ backs plaintiffs in race-based admissions lawsuit against Harvard. Make no mistake: this is not about equality in the process, this is about increasing privilege in the process to students who are already the most privileged.
CBS News—Colin Kaepernick's collusion case against the NFL will be allowed to go to trial
NBC News—Huge coral reef discovered off the coast of South Carolina
BBC News—Top Gun sequel delayed until 2020
USA Today—Apple announces September 12 event to unveil new iPhones and Apple Watches


8.31.18
ABCnews.com—After last transplant surgeon in the state resigns, Oregon is left with no hospitals that can perform heart transplants
BBC News—Trump threatens to pull the US out of the World Trade Organization
USA Today—Amazon's stock price tops $2000 per share
CBS News—Europe could abandon daylight savings time
CNN.com—Coca-Cola buys coffee chain for $5 billion
NBC News—Manafort associate pleads guilty to failing to register as a foreign agent

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