|Keith Rush - Biography|
Keith began his broadcasting career on Febuary 16, 1952 at the age of 20 left New Orleans for full time position, KLOU in Lake Charles, Louisiana... Keith is considered by many as the "Father of Talk Radio" in New Orleans, Louisiana. 1st "Honorary" member of LSU statewide Alumni Association in history of LSU. Received many awards, but most proud of Freedom's Foundation Award 1972 for fight against "Filth" in radio and television. Representatives came to New Orleans Louisiana to make the presentation. During period 1953 - 1956 (still broadcasting) booked acts on the Louisiana Hayride, such as George Jones, Johnny Cash, The Browns and brought Elvis Presley to New Orleans (1954) for 1st apperance ever. (Lost Money) 1957 - 1959 United States Army 4th Infantry Division Fort Lewis Washington, 2 years active duty.
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New ISIS Video Shows Child Executioners Gunning Down Kurds
A stomach-turning new video released Friday by ISIS shows the depraved terrorist army’s so-called “cubs” executing five Kurdish fighters, as well as a twisted montage of mass murder in the name of Allah. The 9-minute video was posted online by ISIS leaders in its stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, under the title, "The Nations [are] Uniting Against You." It was first reported by Middle East Media Research Institute, which tracks terrorist groups’ communication throughout the region. The children exclaim "Allah Akbar!" before dispatching their victims. (MEMRI) Fox News
Team Used Special Program To Scrub Server, Gowdy Says
Hillary Clinton’s team used more than just a “cloth” to scrub her private server – employing a special program known as BleachBit to delete her private emails and try to prevent their recovery, a senior Republican on the House oversight committee who has read the FBI’s investigative file told Fox News. “They didn't just push the delete button. They had them deleted where even God can't read them,” Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said Thursday. The account is striking considering that Clinton, at a rare press conference last year in Las Vegas, seemed to claim ignorance when asked by Fox News whether she wiped her server. “What, like with a cloth or something?” Clinton quipped, adding: “I don’t know how it works digitally at all.” Yet Gowdy said her team was using BleachBit, which is like an electronic shredder that permanently scrambles data. Fox News
Blood Supply Should Be Screened For Zika, FDA Says
The Food and Drug Administration has recommended screening the entire US blood supply for the Zika virus, it announced today, noting that screening donated blood is already underway in Florida and Puerto Rico. The new recommendation applies "across the board to anyone collecting blood," explained Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. This includes very large blood collection establishments, such as the American Red Cross, and some very small establishments, such as academic centers, he said. The Red Cross said it will phase in universal testing. Currently, it is conducting Zika tests in five southeastern states and will expand testing to four additional states in the south central and southwestern US over the next two weeks, the organization said in a statement. The Red Cross did not offer details about which states are covered. CNN
Report Delayed Amid Protest From Email Senders
The union for investigative agents with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office asked a judge Friday to block a report by special prosecutor Douglas Gansler on use of state computers to email pornography or other offensive content. The release of an incendiary report on the exchange of pornography on state computers will be delayed while officials make sure no one is unfairly maligned in the document. The last-minute freeze came after Douglas Gansler, the special prosecutor in the Porngate scandal, provoked an uproar of dread and embarrassment in the state Attorney General's Office this week. He did so by revealing he had prepared a report that publicly named "several hundred" employees in that agency and elsewhere as having used state computers to email pornography or other offensive material. Philadelphia Inquirer
To Campaign For Clinton In Philadelphia Next Month
President Barack Obama will campaign for Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia next month. His appearance in the city is scheduled for Sept. 13, the Clinton campaign said Friday. The time and location of the event haven't been announced, though people interested in attending can sign up online. "At a public event, President Obama will lay out the high stakes of November's election for Pennsylvania families and encourage Pennsylvanians to register to vote ahead of the October 11 deadline," the campaign said. "He will urge Pennsylvanians to support Clinton and her vision for an America that is stronger together, with an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top." Philadelphia Inquirer
Trump Too Busy Insulting Each Other To Focus On Obama’s Weak Economy
It’s not the economy, stupid — but it should be. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are too busy trading barbs on hot-button topics like race and immigration to discuss the economy, which has slowed to a crawl under President Obama’s watch. “The numbers are bad. There should be a concern about the weakness in the economy,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office. “I would have thought that the economy would be at the center of the presidential campaign. Instead we’re hearing about which candidate is more racist. It’s crazy. It’s sad.” NY Post
Death And The Growing Fear Of The 'Kill Pill'
They might as well be playing Russian Roulette. It doesn't matter if you're talking about a teenager chasing a higher high or a mega star trying to soothe chronic pain. The counterfeit pills they may be reaching for are more deadly than ever, experts say. Why? One word: fentanyl. "Synthetic fentanyl showing up in the street drug supply is an enormous game changer," says Carol Falkowski, CEO of Drug Abuse Dialogues, a group that helps track drug trends for the National Institute on Drug Abuse. "It means anybody who purchases illegal drugs can unknowingly be taking fentanyl, which is 100 times stronger than morphine." All it takes is a dose of fentanyl the size of three grains of sand to kill. CNN
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Saying 'Drop Dead To Taxpayers Paying That (Obamacare) Subsidy'
Pay no attention to those big premium hikes, the Obama administration told Obamacare subscribers this week. "An estimated 73 percent of HealthCare.gov consumers could still purchase a plan for less than $75 per month, even if all final rates were to increase by double digits," the Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release issued on Wednesday. HHS is reassuring 73 percent of subscribers that they will get tax credits to keep their premiums "affordable." But what about the rest of the subscribers, who will face premium increases of 62 percent in Tennessee; 43 percent in Mississippi; and 23 percent in Kentucky, for example. CNS News
Says She Wouldn't Criticize A Republican Who Did What She Did: 'I Would
Be Looking At The Work'
Hillary Clinton says she would not criticize a Republican presidential candidate who took donations from foreign interests while serving as secretary of state. MSNBC's "Morning Joe" host Mika Brzezinski asked Clinton, "If a Republican candidate who was actually credible -- who was running against you and served as secretary of state and ran a foundation that took donations from foreign entities, wouldn't you be criticizing him or her for a conflict of interest?” "Mika, I would not be criticizing. I would be looking at the work,” Clinton responded. “And if there were no evidence -- and I mean people can say whatever they want, I understand that -- but if there were no evidence that there was any conflict, I would say look, I appreciate the work that they did to help 11-and-a-half million people around the world get more affordable medicines; and I appreciate the work that was done to help more people make a living and get a job and to help American kids battle obesity and get better food. CNS News
Keeps In Place California Law Allowing Physician-Assisted Suicide
A California judge on Friday refused to suspend a new state law allowing physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, citing the need to protect them from pain, but he allowed a legal challenge to proceed. The mixed ruling portends a continued debate over the highly contested law in the first months of its implementation.
"The court won't be deterred when there's a matter of public interest this large," Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia said on Friday. Reuters
Korea Threatens To Fire At US, S. Korea Troops' Lights
North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by "provocative" American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas. The North's Korean People's Army accused U.S. and South Korean soldiers of "deliberate provocations" by aiming their lights at North Korean guard posts at Panmunjom since Friday evening. The KPA said in a statement that the soldiers' actions have seriously threatened the safety of North Korean troops and disrupted their normal monitoring activities. It said the activities have further raised the anger of North Korean soldiers at a time when the Korean Peninsula has reached the "brink of war" due to last Monday's start of annual joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea that Pyongyang says are an invasion rehearsal. Tampa Tribune
New Government Seeks Stronger Economy, Security
Tunisia's Parliament has approved Youssef Chahed as prime minister along with a new government focused on boosting the economy and fighting terrorism. Chahed's Cabinet was confirmed Friday night in a 167-22 vote with five abstentions. The government has more women and younger politicians in its mix, but it retains previous ministers in the key posts of defense, interior and foreign affairs. The 41-year-old Chahed, a member of the president's Nida Tounes party, was appointed after last month's collapse of the previous government. Since its 2011 revolution, Tunisia has struggled with soaring unemployment and a slump in tourism following last year's Islamic extremist attacks on a beach resort and museum that killed some 60 people. Tampa Tribune
Heroin Overdoses In 4 Counties In 4 States In 1 Week
An overdose crisis in the past week has left police and emergency responders here drained and without clues. It has also underscored that this region does not have resources to treat all of people addicted to opioids, including heroin. Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the source of heroin sold here that caused scores of overdoses, including at least three deaths. More than 200 people in four states have been victims of what law enforcement officials are calling a supercharged form of the sedative, and one additional person died in Indiana. USA Today
Says U.S. Commercial Flights Welcome
Cuba said on Friday it was ready to receive U.S. commercial flights beginning next week and that it viewed their renewal after being suspended in 1961 as another positive step in a growing detente. JetBlue is scheduled to inaugurate direct flights between the long-time nemeses on Aug. 31, when it flies from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Villa Clara in central Cuba. American Airlines in September will start flying from Miami to the provinces, followed by other airlines. There will be 20 daily flights to Havana by the end of the year. Reuters
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With You' Provides Fresh Insight Into The Obamas
Writer-director Richard Tanne wanted to tell a simple love story. But, because he chose to center his debut film — "Southside With You" — on President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, the tale wasn't so simple. "I went into it with a certain willful ignorance," Tanne told NBC News. "I really did set out to make a date movie and it became a lot more because when your characters are Barack and Michelle Obama it becomes a story of Chicago, it becomes the story of a divided city, a story of race in America, art and pop culture ... it becomes more than what I signed on for." MSNBC
Campaign Brings The Alt-Right Out Of The Shadows
The alt-right, a mostly anonymous internet subculture, has been introduced to the mainstream thanks to the 2016 presidential campaign. First Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hired controversial political figure Steve Bannon to a major position within his campaign. Then Hillary Clinton attacked him for it, claiming that Trump has associated himself with alt-right themes throughout his campaign -- nationalism, closed borders and race separation. After she delivered a scathing speech Thursday, tying Donald Trump the movement, it exploded into everyday vernacular. In the span of 24 hours, the words alt-right and discussion about it blanketed 24-hour cable news, it was covered in every major mainstream news outlet from NBC News to the New York Times to Vice News to the Voice of America. MSNBC
Clinton: I’m ‘Sure’ There Are No Damaging Foundation-Related Ties To Come
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Friday she’s “sure” there are no forthcoming emails or ties to foreign entities related to the Clinton Foundation that could imperil her presidential prospects. “I am sure because I have a very strong foundation of understanding about the foundation,” Mrs. Clinton said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “That the kind of work that the fo
Confrontations Reveal Obama’s Nuclear Deal Having Little Effect On Iran’s Behavior
A pair of dangerously close encounters between the Iranian and U.S. navies in the Persian Gulf this week have raised fresh questions about Tehran’s intentions, a year after Obama administration officials hoped the much-touted nuclear deal would moderate the behavior of the Islamic republic and its military. Iran’s military is going to “warn” and “confront” any foreign ships entering its territorial waters, the nation’s top defense official said Thursday, after four Iranian fast-attack craft buzzed the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, and the USS Squall, a coastal patrol ship, fired three warning shots a day later to deter boats under the command of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard at the northern end of the heavily trafficked waterway. Washington Times
Immigration Hardliners Are Reacting To Confusion Over Trump's Stance
After a week of muddled messages from Donald Trump and his campaign on his immigration proposals, some immigration hard-liners are wavering between supporting the Republican nominee or trashing his latest attempt to appeal to minority voters. Sarah Palin, a former GOP vice presidential nominee and reality television star who has endorsed him, initially blasted Trump for statements that were “not consistent with the stringent position and message” of his primary campaign. “If Mr. Trump were to go down a path of wishy-washy positions taken on things that the core foundation of his support has so appreciated, and that is respecting our Constitution and respecting law and order in America, then yeah, there would be massive disappointment,” Palin said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal Thursday. CBS
Announces $2.45 Billion For Amtrak Upgrades
The Northeast Corridor’s passenger rail infrastructure — its trains, stations, and rails — will be upgraded using a $2.45 billion federal loan to Amtrak, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday afternoon — the largest single loan in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s history. Biden announced the funding – which will come from the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Program – during an impassioned speech in front of scores of transportation officials at the Wilmington train station, which in 2011 was named the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad Station. "This is a serious, serious upgrade," Biden said. "One out of every three jobs (in the country) are here, along this corridor ... you'd need seven more lanes on I-95 to accommodate the traffic if Amtrak shut down." USA Today
Issues Urgent iPhone iOS Upgrade; How To Protect Your Phone
Spyware developed by an Israeli company and used to spy on an Arab human rights activist has led Apple to issue a global upgrade for several of its products. It is believed that three previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in Apple’s operation system were exploited by an organization called the NSO Group. The NSO Group allegedly used the three newly discovered weaknesses in iOS, Apple’s operating system, to take control of iPhone devices, including being allowed to read text messages and emails, track calls and have access to the phone owner’s contact lists. A New York Times story says the software used, considered by some as the most sophisticated spyware package in the world, can also record sounds made around the phone, trace the users location and collect passwords put into the system. Atlanta Journal
Trump Hires First And Deals With Background Questions Later
Donald J. Trump has called for “extreme vetting” to determine who is allowed to enter the United States, but when it comes to his presidential campaign, he has shown a propensity to be lenient when it comes to the kinds of red flags that might scare off other candidates. Last week, Paul Manafort resigned from Mr. Trump’s campaign after revelations of his Ukrainian business dealings. On Thursday, Stephen K. Bannon, the newly hired campaign chief executive, was ensnared in controversy over domestic violence charges made against him in the 1990s. The hires and subsequent firestorms have created distractions for Mr. Trump’s campaign and raised questions about the management style of a Republican nominee who has based his candidacy on his business acumen and his ability to surround himself with the best people. NY Times
Calls Out Trump's "Steady Stream Of Bigotry"
With 74 days until Election Day, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a war of words over race relations. Speaking at a community college in Reno, Nevada, Clinton did not mince words. She said Trump was building a campaign on prejudice, steeped in conspiracy theories, with dog whistles to white supremacists and racists, reports CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes. “There has been a steady stream of bigotry coming from him,” Clinton said. Clinton came armed with examples, like Donald Trump’s comments about Hispanics and Muslims. “He’d ban Muslims around the world from entering our country just because of their religion,” she said. CBS
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Treated As Heroin Overdose Spikes Hit Several States
Officials in several states are scrambling to deal with a series of heroin overdose outbreaks affecting dozens of people and involving at least six deaths. The spikes in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia over the past few days have seen rescue workers rushing from scene to scene to provide overdose antidote drugs. While it's unclear if one dealer or batch is responsible for the multistate outbreak, the spikes reflect the potency of heroin flooding the Midwest. In Cincinnati, police on Friday asked for the public's help in identifying the source of the heroin behind an estimated 78 overdoses in two days. ABC
Obama Broke Promise For Charity Donation, ISIS Hostage Family Says
President Obama will make a financial contribution to a memorial foundation for slain ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller, the White House said today, but a spokesperson couldn’t explain why he hasn’t donated in the 17 months since her parents say he made a heartfelt pledge to them. Obama spokesperson Josh Earnest said the president “is aware” of the Kayla’s Hands foundation and added, “I would anticipate that they [the Obamas] would make a financial contribution to continue supporting it.” But Earnest could not say whether the president had promised the Muellers that he would make a donation to the foundation, whose objective is to turn Kayla Mueller’s beliefs into action and “to further her humanitarian efforts both locally and internationally,” as its mission statement says. ABC
Sides With Fed Camp Professing Faith In Price Forecasts
On Friday she expressed confidence that tighter labor markets over time will push inflation back to the central bank’s 2 percent goal, setting up a rate hike this year -- possibly as soon as next month -- if jobs data remain strong. That view breaks with a minority group of Fed officials who are more pessimistic about the relationship between labor markets and prices. “September is live,” said Priya Misra, head of global interest-rates strategy at TD Securities in New York, referring to the Sept. 20-21 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. “This would have probably been the time to say” the relationship between the job market and inflation “is flat -- that lower unemployment hasn’t delivered any inflation,” she added. “But they are still believers.” Bloomberg
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Worth Going To The US Open Just For The Food This Year
Wimbledon has its Pimm’s Cups and its strawberries—by the end of the tournament, fans consume almost 31 tons of the fruit each year. At the French Open, people sometimes care too much about the food—during even the top midday matches, there are empty seats at Roland Garros while spectators focus on their lunch. The US Open at Flushing Meadows in Queens has neither a food as signature as a Wimbledon strawberry nor a fan base that will forgo a good match to eat—the closest thing to a food tradition is the Honey Deuce, an easy-to-drink Pimm’s-like vodka cocktail served in custom-made glasses. (About 275,000 melon ball garnishes are being readied in advance of the first matches, on Aug. 29.) Bloomberg
House Says Obama Will Donate To Kayla Mueller Charity
The White House says President Barack Obama plans to donate to the foundation honoring Kayla Mueller (MYOO'-lur), an American killed by Islamic State militants last year. A foundation in Mueller's name seeks to honor her commitment to humanitarianism and serving the needy. But Mueller's father told ABC News in an interview airing Friday that Obama promised during a private meeting in March 2015 to make a contribution, then never did. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he won't discuss private presidential conversations. But he says Obama intends to contribute to the foundation in the future. Earnest says the organization is consistent with the types of charities the president and first lady Michelle Obama have donated to previously. Las Vegas Sun
Plans Hearing Over Police Surveillance Plane
The Baltimore City Council plans to summon Baltimore police to a hearing to explain its use of a manned plane with cameras to record movements all across the city.
The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2bp2W2Z ) that council members will ask the department why it didn't disclose its use of a private company to fly the plane and collect the images. Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith said Wednesday that it's just another potential tool in the department's crime-fighting arsenal. He said the department is testing the service provided by Persistent Surveillance Systems, a company marketing its eyes in the sky to Baltimore and other cities. UPI
Clinton Calendars Won't Be Released Until After Election
Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press it won't finish the job before Election Day. The department has so far released about half of the schedules. Its lawyers said in a phone conference with the AP's lawyers that the department now expects to release the last of the detailed schedules around Dec. 30, weeks before the next president is inaugurated. San Diego Union
Reversals Move Him Closer To Politics As Usual
As he powered through his rivals in the Republican primary, Donald Trump sold himself as the "tell-it-like-it-is" candidate, a brash truth-teller whose policy pronouncements wouldn't be swayed by the polls. "I've never wanted to learn the language of the insiders and I've never been politically correct," he said recently. "But one thing I can promise you this: I will always tell you the truth." Yet again and again, Trump's positions have swayed, as he has reversed his stances in the face of criticism and in front of different audiences. His rival, Hillary Clinton, has also wavered over the course of her career, including reversing her support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. San Diego Union
Learn More From Attractive Teachers – Even In Online Courses
Multiple studies have already shown that attractive people are judged more positively than those considered homely, a phenomenon known as the attractiveness stereotype. But a new study shows that not only are attractive teachers rated more favorably by their students, but students might actually learn more from them.
University of Nevada researchers took 131 university students, 86 women and 45 men with an average age of 20, and had them listen to a 20-minute audio lecture for an introductory physics course. Half heard a male voice and half heard a female voice. While students listened to the online lecture, each had a photo of their “instructor” displayed on the screen. For 62 students, the picture was of an unattractive person, while the remaining 69 had a highly attractive person. Whether or not a teacher was attractive was determined by a separate student panel. Kansas City Star
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In Breast Milk Protect Babies From Infection
A sugar in breast milk was found to help newborns clear an infectious pathogen, and researchers in England think it is one of several that exists specifically to help the growing immune systems of babies. Researchers at Imperial College London found the sugar, called lacto-n-difucohexaose I, helps clear Group B streptococcus from newborns within weeks of birth, and hope the new knowledge will help develop treatments to prevent infections in both mothers and newborns. Oligosaccharides are sugars found in breast milk that are not digested by babies, but rather feed healthy bacteria in the children's intestines as their gut microbiome, the collection of bacteria which play a role in a range of basic functions of the body, develops. Breast milk has been shown by many studies to prevent allergy and sickness, and researchers say the sugars may also prevent infection by other bad bacteria, assisting the undeveloped immune systems of newborns. UPI
Army Generals Illicit Sex Life Went Beyond Just An Affair
The Army general in charge of managing Russia’s incursion into Europe was fired from that job following an investigation that confirmed he had carried out an extramarital affair for over 10 years and led a “swinger lifestyle.” Maj. Gen. David Haight, who until May ran U.S. European Command, had an extramarital affair with a military contractor he met in Iraq in 2005. They regularly had sexual encounters and visited clubs and held parties with multiple partners and other couples, the investigation showed. Extramarital affairs violate military law, and such activity makes such a high-profile Army figure vulnerable to blackmail, presenting a significant security risk. Haight, who was a key adviser to former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike Mullen during the 2011 operation that killed Osama bin Laden, would have had access to high-level national security information. Miami Herald
New Government Seeks Stronger Economy, Security
Tunisia's Parliament has approved Youssef Chahed as prime minister along with a new government focused on boosting the economy and fighting terrorism. Chahed's Cabinet was confirmed Friday night in a 167-22 vote with five abstentions. The government has more women and younger politicians in its mix, but it retains previous ministers in the key posts of defense, interior and foreign affairs. The 41-year-old Chahed, a member of the president's Nida Tounes party, was appointed after last month's collapse of the previous government. Since its 2011 revolution, Tunisia has struggled with soaring unemployment and a slump in tourism following last year's Islamic extremist attacks on a beach resort and museum that killed some 60 people. Miami Herald
Trump’s Doctor Draws Healthy Heaps Of Ridicule On Twitter
Donald Trump’s doctor is definitely in the house, as far as Twitter is concerned. The MD who declared that the GOP presidential candidate would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency” drew heavy attention on social media on Friday, and if laughter is truly the best medicine, we will all soon be as healthy as The Donald apparently is. Dr. Harold Bornstein made headlines Friday thanks to an NBC News article that reported the good doctor wrote his assessment of Trump’s health in five minutes while while a limousine dispatched by the Republican nominee waited for him outside his office. SF Gate
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Middle East Braces Itself For US Elections
From Jerusalem to Beirut to Cairo, the upcoming US elections are being closely followed, partly for their entertainment appeal, but also as the US remains crucial for its role in the Middle East. “Partly because of the characters involved, there has been a lot of media coverage here,” Tamir Sheafer, a professor of political science at Hebrew University told The Media Line. “But Israelis do care quite a lot about US elections, and certainly more than any other elections outside the country.” Jerusalem Post
Drew’ Show Cancelled After Remarks About Clinton’s Health
CNN cancelled “Dr. Drew On Call” eight days after the Jewish celebrity physician said he was “gravely concerned” about Hillary Clinton’s health and medical treatment. “Dr. Drew and I have mutually agreed to air the final episode of his show on September 22,” said CNN Executive Vice President Ken Jautz, according to CNN Money. The changes, announced Thursday, came shortly after Drew Pinsky expressed his worries about Clinton’s health in a radio interview, during which he diagnosed her with brain damage and said she was receiving “sort-of 1950-level care.” Jerusalem Post
Tackles iPhone One-Tap Spyware Flaws
Flaws in Apple's iOS operating system have been discovered that made it possible to install spyware on a target's device merely by getting them to click on a link.
The discovery was made after a human rights lawyer alerted security researchers to unsolicited text messages he had received. They discovered three previously unknown flaws within Apple's code. Apple has since released a software update that addresses the problem. The two security firms involved, Citizen Lab and Lookout, said they had held back details of the discovery until the fix had been issued. BBC
Palin Warns Donald Trump On Deportation U-Turn
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has warned Donald Trump of "massive disappointment" if he backs down on his plan to deport undocumented immigrants. The Republican presidential nominee has signalled he will soften his immigration plan, which was a central plank of his primary campaign. Instead of sending all 11 million people living illegally in the US, he now says only criminals will go. Mrs Palin's backing of Trump in January was regarded as a coup. She demonstrated as John McCain's running mate in 2008 that she possesses a rare star power in the Republican party. BBC
Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution Over Before It Even Began?
The next phase of Bernie Sanders’ political revolution had not begun before it began to unravel. Just days before Wednesday’s launch of Our Revolution, an organisation which aims to build on the momentum of the senator’s Democratic primary campaign, more than half of its staff resigned. This was not a case of a few volunteers deciding they didn’t have the time to work towards a revolution. This was core staff members in key positions deciding Our Revolution was doomed to failure. Eight people quit – from a staff of 15. The entire organising department went. The digital director, Kenneth Pennington, went too. For an organisation aiming to organise grassroots volunteers through digital media, this was quite a blow. It landed after Jeff Weaver, who managed Sanders’ primary campaign, was appointed president of the group. Guardian
Races Are Not Equal': Meet The Alt-Right Leader In Clinton's Campaign Ad
Jared Taylor was prominently featured in a Hillary Clinton campaign ad released ahead of her speech denouncing the “alt-right” in Reno on Thursday and “appreciates” the Democratic presidential nominee for “calling attention to the message I have for America”. The self-described “race realist” is unrepentant in embracing the label and expounding his views. He founded the alt-right American Renaissance website 25 years ago, which started as a print monthly to emphasize race as society’s most “prominent and divisive” fault line, and that mainstream politics and media tries to “gloss over” the issue. Clinton has attacked Trump’s associations with the alt-right, describing it as a “a fringe element that has taken over the Republican party”. Guardian
Teams Bring Aid To Besieged Syrian People Despite Extreme Challenges
In the first full, completed, cross-line delivery via road in August, inter-agency convoys have reached some 75,000 people in al-Waer in Syria’s Homs province with life-saving humanitarian assistance, the United Nations humanitarian arm has reported. “While [we welcomed] convoy, the level of access to besieged areas in August was wholly unacceptable,” Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the UN Information Service said, on behalf of the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), at the regular press briefing in Geneva. “Much more progress [is] required to reach all besieged and hard-to-reach areas considering the very high level of needs. [We continue] to call for unconditional, unimpeded and sustained access to the millions of people in besieged and hard-to-reach locations across Syria,” she stressed. UN News
Facing ‘Serious Challenges,’ Needs EU Help To Manage Refugee Crisis – UN
Greece still faces great challenges in managing its refugee crisis, particularly if European Union countries do not step up their relocation and family reunion programmes, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said during a recent visit to the country. “The challenges are very serious, and we need to continue to address them together,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a news release, citing living conditions, security in refugee sites, and overcrowding on islands. UN News
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