Wednesday

Oilers, Greenies join to oppose fed giveaway to corn farmers
The Hill
– Oil companies and green groups say Trump’s proposal is a politically motivated move designed to shore up support for Republicans ahead of the November midterm elections. Farmers are hurting as a result of Trump’s trade policies, which have prompted foreign tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods.

BrettKavanaugh.com becomes Web resource for victims of sex assault
The Independent
— Newly appointed US Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh has learnt the hard way about the importance of owning the web domain of your own name.
— Following his controversial nomination to the highest court in the US, the website BrettKavanaugh.com was transformed into a resource for survivors of sexual assault in support of his alleged victims.

Catastrophic damage predicted as stronger Michael makes Fla. landfall
Weather Underground
>>> “I’m so scared”: These Florida trailer park residents couldn’t afford to evacuate
Vice News
In Bay County, where Panama City is located, about 13,600 residences — 13.5 percent of all housing units — are mobile homes, according to government data.

Pervy Pol Weiner to get out of prison for ‘good conduct’
Washington Times

This Mexico drug tunnel’s different — it’s solar-powered
The Guardian
— The US border patrol said on Tuesday that the clandestine passage measured 627 feet (191 meters), including 336ft inside US territory, in California. The tunnel builders had started working on an exit shaft north of the border, but had not broken the surface before it was discovered.

Dep’t of Justice moves to halt Chicago police reform
HuffPo
— The Trump administration will attempt to block an agreement between the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois to reform the long-troubled Chicago Police Department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday.
— The Justice Department has backed away from police reform in various contexts, but this will be the first time it’s actively attempted to intervene to prevent reform from moving forward. The unusual federal intervention on a negotiated agreement between state and city officials will likely draw a strong rebuke from both parties.

Cops arrest son of limo company owner after horror crash
USA Today
— Nauman Hussain ran the Saratoga County limousine company owned by his father, Shahed Hussain, who was in Pakistan at the time of the crash.

Amazon, tech lead Wall Street crash
CNBC

As feds focused on jailing migrant kids, border drug busts plummeted
USA Today
— Federal drug-trafficking prosecutions along the southwestern border plunged to their lowest level in nearly two decades this summer as the Trump administration launched a “zero tolerance” crackdown on illegal immigration that separated thousands of children from their parents.

Bound to happen sooner or later…
Medieval re-enactor fatally impales self with a lance
CBS News

US knew of Saudi plan to silence journalist
Bloomberg
— U.S. intelligence services intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture Saudi journalist and government critic Jamal Khashoggi, whose disappearance in Turkey last week threatens to damage the warm ties between the kingdom and Washington.
— The Saudis were discussing a plan to lure Khashoggi back to the kingdom, The Washington Post reported, citing a person familiar with the communications, which were intercepted before he vanished. Khashoggi, a columnist for the newspaper, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and is feared to be detained or dead.
>>> Photos of Saudi assassin squad leaked
AP

Things go nuts when woman brings “emotional support squirrel” on plane
USA Today

In Pakistan, Learning Chinese Is Cool — And A Path To Prosperity
NPR

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If he masters Mandarin, he can apply for a scholarship to study in China. And with a Chinese degree, he thinks he’ll have a chance of getting a good job back in Pakistan as a fluent Mandarin speaker. Then he can pay for his younger brothers and sisters to get advanced educations.

Snapchat? Mom, was that once a thing?
CNBC

Sears & Roebuck … what was that, grandpa? Was that once a thing?
Wall Street Journal

What did people use coal for, grandma?
AP

The week’s top Dog & Pony show
SO-CALLED FIRST LADY COMPLETES SHIT-HOLE TOUR
Has message for the world: Always hold I-phone in both hands while taking photos of endangered wildlife.
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