Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 10, 2018

Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 10, 2018



welcome to democracy now democracynow.org the war and peace report I'm Amy Goodman residents of the Gulf Coast are bracing for deadly winds flooding rains and storm surge as high as 13 feet as hurricane Michael is poised to come ashore as the biggest hurricane ever to hit Florida's panhandle the Hurricanes forecast to make landfall between Panama City Beach and port st. Joe this afternoon as a category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 140 miles per hour ahead of the storm Florida Governor Rick Scott urge residents to heed evacuation orders you cannot hide there is no way to hide from storm surge it's impossible so get prepared and get out if an evacuation is ordered every family must be prepared now officials warn the low-lying Florida Panhandle is extremely vulnerable to storm surge with the geography that could concentrate vast amounts of ocean water in homes and businesses the storm could deliver up to eight inches of rain in parts of Florida and may spawn tornadoes climate scientists say global warming from human activity is raising ocean temperatures making storms like hurricane Michael far more powerful we'll discuss all this with climate scientist James Hansen later in the broadcast US ambassador to the United Nations nikki Haley said Tuesday she'll step down from her post at the end of the year Haley made the surprise announcement at the White House alongside President Trump Tuesday look at what has happened in two years with the United States on foreign policy now the United States is respected countries may not like what we do but they respect what we do they know that if we say we're going to do something we follow it through Haley's resignation reportedly caught Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top officials by surprise during Haley's time as US ambassador to the UN the United States withdrew from the Paris climate Accord the UN Human Rights Council the Iran nuclear deal unruhe the UN agency that provides humanitarian aid to Palestinians and UNESCO the UN educational cultural agency Haley's resignation came just a day after a government ethics watchdog called on the State Department to her use of several free flights on private jets paid for by three different South Carolina businessmen Trump told reporters he's considering several people to replace Haley as UN Ambassador including former deputy national security adviser Goldman Sachs executive Dina Powell as well as his daughter Ivanka Trump who currently serves as senior advisor to the president though he said that would mean nepotism Ivanka would be incredible that doesn't mean that you know it I figure because you'd be accused of nepotism even though I'm not sure there's anybody more confident in the world but that's okay but but we are looking at numerous people will have more on nikki Haley surprise resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations after headlines with Columbia University professor Rashid holiday Turkish officials have concluded missing Saudi journalist Jamal hasaki was assassinated inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul eight days ago by a team of 15 Saudi operatives who used a bone saw to dismember his body before smuggling body parts out of the building the New York Times cited an unnamed senior Turkish official who compared the alleged killing to the gruesome Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction the official told The Times the assassination was ordered the highest levels of the Saudi royal court ashok she is a columnist for The Washington Post who the living in self-imposed exile in the United States his disappearance is drawn condemnation from diplomats and heads of state around the world but president Trump has yet to issue a formal statement or even a tweet about khashoggi Trump was briefly asked about the disappearance at the White House Tuesday I have no but I will be at some point I know nothing right now I know what everybody else does nothing the UN has raised new alarm over the widespread malnutrition plaguing North Korea the UN's World Food Program one of the few humanitarian agencies allowed in the notoriously isolated country but is at risk of cuts to its program due to funding shortages this is a World Food Programme spokesperson 10 million people that's 40% of the population undernourished and require humanitarian assistance one every five children is suffering of chronic malnutrition a Minnesota Court has acquitted three anti pipeline activists who broke into an oil pipeline facility two years ago intending to cut off the flow of tar sands oil coming into the United States from Canada in October of 2016 the so called Valve Turner's cut chains and turn manual safety valves on a pair of Enbridge pipelines to stop the flow of oil the activists say their decision to break the law was necessitated by the clear and present danger posed by climate change they'd hoped to call expert witnesses including the former top climate scientists at NASA James Hansen to testify to jurors but on Tuesday a district judge agreed with the defense motion to throw out charges because the activists had not intended to damage the pipeline this is Emily Nesbitt Johnston speaking just after her acquittal on felony charges Tuesday I'm very relieved to say two minutes of Minnesota acknowledged that we did no damage and intended to do no damage I also admit that I am disappointed that we did not get to put on the trial that we hope for you know we very much wanted everyone to be able to hear through our jurors to be able to hear from our expert witnesses we did this action – almost two years ago to the day Thursday will be the second anniversary because the problem of climate change is so urgent that we have to start shutting tar sands pipelines now later in the broadcast we'll go to Minnesota to speak with two of the valve Turner's their attorney and former NASA climate scientist James Hansen in immigration news an Associated Press investigation has revealed parents deported from the US may lose their children to adoption without their knowledge the AAP found holes in the system allowing for state judges to put children of deported Central American immigrants in the custody of US families this could also affect immigrants who crossed the border during the Trump administration zero tolerance policy which routinely separated parents from their children as they entered the United States an appeals court has sided with a federal judge's order that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross should be deposed over his role in adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census the addition of the question has caused widespread condemnation by immigrant rights activists who say it will deter immigrants from participating in the census and could help Republicans win more congressional seats last month's mother jones reported Wilbur Ross lied under oath to Congress about the citizenship question telling lawmakers that the Justice Department requested the addition the question but surfaced emails contradict that statement showing Ross was the one who approached the DOJ about including the question after consulting with senior White House officials the Trump administration recently requested that the Supreme Court block Ross from being deposed Ross now has until Thursday to ask the supreme court directly to halt his deposition in more legal news the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday it will allow North Dakota to enforce its new voter ID requirement during the 2018 midterm elections a federal judge had temporarily blocked the stricter voter ID law which will require voters to show identification demonstrating a residential street address after Native American challengers argued the new rule disproportionately disenfranchises their communities Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a dissent joined by Justice Kagan newly seeded justice Cavanaugh did not take part in the decision President Trump has ordered the EP to rollback limits on the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline in a move that will benefit big agribusiness companies Trump announced the ethanol rule change at a campaign rally in Iowa Tuesday evening where he appealed to his Republican base to turnout during next month's midterm elections at the rally Trump mocked California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein claiming she leaked a letter written by professor Christine Blasi Ford alleging Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her when they were teenagers Trump then laughed as the supporters chanted lock her up referring not to Hillary Clinton but to senator Feinstein how about senator Feinstein this another beautiful that's a beauty did you leak the documents well uh right well no I did we lick generally no no we didn't did you ever see no she has no he just said no we didn't [Applause] lock her up they chanted referring to senator Feinstein as president Trump chuckled in an unusual move Trump wrote an op-ed Wednesday in the USA Today newspaper asking Americans to vote for Republicans in the midterm elections he wrote the New Democrats are radical socialists who want to model America's economy after Venezuela if Democrats win control of Congress November will come dangerously closer to socialism in America the president said in media news former White House communications director hope Hicks is joining Fox's chief communications officer Fox which is a new company resulting from last year's purchase of 21st Century Fox by Disney will run Fox News a channel preferred by many conservatives including the president Hicks resigned from the White House in April and July former Fox News co-president bill shine was appointed as the new White House communications director he was ousted from the network after being accused of helping to enable and cover up sexual harassment by disgraced late CEO Roger Ailes Google said Tuesday it will not compete for a ten billion dollar project aimed at creating a cloud computing system that would expand the Pentagon's ability to share data and wage war more effectively in a statement Google said it will no longer bid for the joint enterprise defense infrastructure known as Jedi Project in part because the company's new ethics guidelines bar Google from using its advanced artificial intelligence software in weapons systems other tech giant's including Microsoft and Amazon will continue to bid for the 10 billion dollar project thousands of Google employees have publicly spoken out against their company's past plans to work with the military in July Google dropped out of the Pentagon program that would have used artificial intelligence AI to improve the targeting of drone strikes the Huffington Post is reporting Andrew wheeler the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency regularly engaged with right-wing conspiracy accounts on social media and liked a racist post featuring the Obamas in 2013 the post is a picture of Barack and Michelle Obama at a sports game appearing to look at a hand holding out a banana on another occasion we retweeted a prominent pizza gate conspiracy theorists theorist who's repeatedly claimed Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democrats were running a child sex ring from the back rooms of a Washington DC pizzeria wheeler as a former coal lobbyist and has been the acting head of the EPA since Scott Pruett resigned in disgrace in July amidst an onslaught of financial and ethics scandals and in California a group of activists Catholic nuns known as nuns on the bus have launched a countrywide tour under the banner Tax Justice Truth tour they'll appear at events around the country focusing on the Republican tax bill which they say poses a an egg's ascent an existential threat to many Americans they were joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the launch event who said quote if you want peace work for justice and there's no justice in this tax bill to see our interviews with sister Simone Campbell of the nuns on the bus go to our website democracynow.org and those are some of the headlines this is democracy now democracynow.org the war and peace report I'm Amy Goodman

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34 thoughts on “Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 10, 2018”

  • Interesting to watch what the other news was on our first night without power/cable/running water/telephone in the Hurricane Michael strike zone.
    It's a strange thing, being in a news vacuum for a couple months.

  • The Israeli "Settlers" squatting on STOLEN PALESTINIAN LAND should pay close attention to the fact that their beloved Genocide Maven Nikki Haley is The Most HATED PERSON On Planet Earth.

  • How do you stop malnutrition??? STOP REPRODUCING!! We only have a decade to live anyway before climate change destroys civilised human life. How can people be so selfish as to bring a new born creature into the world JUST TO SUFFER > FUCK THEM.

  • Nicky was too soft, Ivanka would be wayyy too soft. We need someone who won't back down, and stand up for the US in a way never seen before. We need a superhero! JFK Jr?

  • https://www.facebook.com/rocco.million.3/videos/357328548172452/?multi_permalinks=2152826954930690&notif_id=1539219884472173&notif_t=group_livestream_activity

  • maureen skaar says:

    Naming Evanka wouldn't get u a vague accusation of nepotism, it WOULD BE the very definition of it. And she is barely competent enough to get up and get dressed ..gezz

  • Really? Some DoD ass bag needs to call his project, "JEDI"? I'm gonna bet this ass bag, as a kid, had all the Star Wars toys and kept them in the box to sell them at a higher price later in life.

  • Nikki Haley actually fucked Trump a bunch of times & wants to have a future political career. The ugliest part is that will make her the next prez.

  • Other countries are waiting for Trump to go away, likely the cross their fingers that the Dems can check him after the midterms. – She was terrible in her presentations (rhetorically speaking) – and of course spread a lot of lies and did the war rhetoric. – Oh, and they have allegedly 1 million USD debt, so she now is looking for a better paying job.

  • A few more like these and Florida will be off the map or become an island so Trumpkin could reason since it is an island, and far from the mainland, help is so tough. And he'll give himself an A plus. I sincerely hope you folks are ready for that. That portion of Texas will become marshland soon and we have a POTUS who just doesn't give a shit.
    And he learned a new word today- Nepotism. He thinks it's funny, doesn't he?
    What could Ivanka do but look after her own family's wealth???

  • So based on Trump's sly denials I say this Friday's Breaking News will be that Ivanka is our new U.N. ambassador. How much you wanna bet?

  • Amy Goodman shows a lot of problems and very little ALTERNATIVES!!!!!! and she looks like hell because of it! it's all bad news! or she makes 'GODS' out of environmental activists!………. we never see Amy living in a tipi! Amy in her OWN yurt?! Amy in a vegetable garden? Amy and the goat? Amy on her bicycle? Amy preparing a meal in a geodesic dome? WITH FRIENDS LIKE YOU/(AMY), WHO NEEDS ENEMIES?

  • Valentine Michael says:

    Amy Goodman looks like your typical fairytale witch, named Grizelda, who lives in a house on chicken legs….

  • FLORIDA IS UNDER SEA LEVEL ………………………….HAVE TO BE SMARTER THAN LIVE UNDER THE LEVEL OF THE OCEAN ……………………….PEOPLE LIVE IN PLACES THEY SHOULDNT THEN CRY ABOUT IT ……………NO ONE IS WORRIED ABOUT 1000'S DEAD AND LOST IN ASIA . USA GETS ITS KARMA ……………………ENJOY THE LIFE LESSON!

    CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL……………..BUT ITS EARTH NOT CLIMATE ……………..EARTH CHANGES……………………THE EARTH IS HEATING UP FROM THE INSIDE OUT …………………WE ONLY HAVE GONE 30,000 FEET INTO THE EARTH …………………………WONDER WHY …………………………BETTER KNOW THE SOLAR SYSTEM HAS UNDERGONE THE MOST ENERGETIC PLASMA FROM COSMIC RAYS …………………………ANYONE A SCIENTIST??? …………….NO ONE UNDERSTANDS THIS BUT THOSE WHO KNOW . THE CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENTISTS ARE USING FALSE DATA………………..THE ORIGINAL DATA IS BULLSHIT ……………..THE START NUMBERS ARE FALSE

  • Trump speaks as if he doesn't know or feel he's the US president. He speaks like an ordinary person from the ghetto, not from the white house. have they told him yet that he's the US president?

  • Dom Trussardi says:

    Google is a good company. Hate it all you want, but it's a good fucking company–as good as a capitalist company of that size could possibly be.

    This news is just another thing that makes me want to migrate my company from Office 365 to G Suite. Eventually, I will get around to it. This is the last straw.

  • nuns for fair taxes? taxing churches in the us alone is estimated to generate $71 billion a year while the cost to end world hunger is estimated to be $30 billion a year…

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