Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Eight killed in NYC terror attack, Dodgers force Game 7, morning headlines

Posted on Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 9:28 AM


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IN OTHER NEWS

NYC terror attack claims eight lives
Eight people were killed and 11 others seriously injured yesterday in lower Manhattan as a 29-year-old Uzbek national, in the U.S. since 2010 and now living in Paterson, New Jersey, drove a pickup truck down a crowded bike path along the Hudson River in what is being described by New York Mayor Bill De Blasio as "an act of terrorism,"  the deadliest in New York City since 9/11. (New York Times)
• President Trump, tweeting hours after the deadly attack, blamed it on New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and U.S. immigration policies. (New York Times)
• A mangled school bus, bodies everywhere: "It was surreal." (New York Times)
• From truck driver to Uber driver to terror attack suspect. (New York Times)
• The suspect had been planning the attack for weeks, authorities say. (New York Times)

John Kelly: Revisionist "historian"

White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, in a Fox News interview, asserted that "the lack of ability to compromise led to the Civil War," and, echoing President Trump's disturbing comments following the violent and deadly "United the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, claimed that "men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand" in describing both the Union and the Confederacy. (New York Times)
• Historians respond to Kelly's comments: "Strange," "sad," "wrong." (Washington Post)
• Kelly's failed "compromise" would have enshrined slavery in America. (Washington Post)

Whitefish deal still stinks
Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico's path to restoring power is shifting after the island’s utility and its regulators removed a tiny Whitefish, Montana, contractor that had controversially been awarded a $300 million contract to rebuild the power grid. (Reuters)
• The FBI has opened a preliminary inquiry into the $300 million Whitefish Energy Holdings contract secured by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. (CNN)
• The Whitefish contract in Puerto Rico shows the real cost of bad government, and the victims are the resident of the U.S. island territory. (Washington Post)

Dodgers, Astros go the distance
The first World Series between 100-win teams since 1970 has been memorable; it comes to an end tonight in the first Game 7 at Dodger Stadium after Los Angeles rallied to beat Houston 3-1 in Game 6, knotting the series at three games apiece. (Los Angeles Times)
• Pederson is the Dodgers' unlikely Mr. Joctober. (Los Angeles Times)

Snow's coming, Spokane!
The first snow of the season is forecast to begin falling in Spokane on Friday night and continue falling through most of Saturday. A half-inch to an inch is expected, and with temperatures above freezing, it's not expected to stick. (Spokesman-Review)
• A Winter Storm Watch will go into effect tonight and remain in place at least into Friday. (KREM)
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