10 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
AP Wire
Sep 5, 2014

 

1. EX-VIRGINIA GOVERNOR, WIFE CONVICTED IN CORRUPTION CASE

Jurors decide that Bob and Maureen McDonnell performed favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.

2. U.S. LAUNCHES PROBE OF POLICE IN FERGUSON, MO.

The local department — under scrutiny since the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white officer — says it welcomes the investigation.

3. JOAN RIVERS DIES AT 81

Fashion and acting were Rivers' early dreams — but it was humor that paid the bills and ultimately made her a star.

4. SUPREME COURT ASKED FOR FINAL WORD ON GAY MARRIAGE

Thirty-two states beseech the American high court to settle the issue once and for all.

5. WHERE U.S. MISSIONARY WILL BE TREATED FOR EBOLA

Dr. Rick Sacra had been receiving care in Liberia. But the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is home to a special isolation unit that's believed to be the largest in the U.S.

6. GEORGIA MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN HOT CAR DEATH

Prosecutors suggest that they intend to prove Justin Ross Harris intentionally left his 22-month-old son to die in the vehicle.

7. HOW NEVADA IS WOOING TESLA

Tax breaks and other incentives to bring the electric car maker's battery factory to the state would total up to $1.3 billion over 20 years.

8. BP FACING BILLIONS IN FINES OVER OIL SPILL

A judge rules that the London-based oil giant acted with "gross negligence" in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster.

9. WHOSE REPUTATION IS TAKING A HIT

In a new book, French President Hollande's former first lady describes him as a mean liar who despises the poor.

10. NFL SEASON BEGINS WITH SEATTLE AIMING FOR RARE REPEAT

It's been a decade since any team has won back-to-back Super Bowls.

Comments

Lanivan

#8. BP - "Gross negligence" led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster.

And conservative corporate entities, such as Koch Industries (an oil company, among other subsidiaries, and one of the top polluters in the country) are pushing heaven and earth to strip corporate manufacturing and general oil operations from all US regulation, not to mention the EPA, OSHA, and all the other government oversight agencies.

No regulations. No government oversight. No accountability. Profit over consumer and environmental protections. Little to no taxes. Just pure, unadulterated profit with no responsibility to the country.

That's their end goal, their reason for existing, justification for spending billions on conservative think tanks, ALEC, the Tea Party, the Mercatus Center, false and misleading advertising, lobbying, buying politicians who will legislate in their favor, and influencing the conservative wing of the Supreme Court to rule that corporate entities are people with the right to free speech via money, and religious "beliefs".

Barry Soetoro

11. Kayak fishing record set with 1,247-pound shark.

Lani, this is a must read - the bar has been set.

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/e...

Vladtheimp

KDS = Koch Derangement Syndrome, where crazed liberals try to tie everything they abhor to the energy producing, job creating, Koch Brothers, including the alleged gross negligence of a foreign oil company.

By the way, I read that President Obama just lost a bunch more supporters. The guy's falling like a rock. (Strongly disapprove Nov 2008 -19% to Strongly disapprove September 2014 - 40% [Gallup has him at 36%]) http://www.rasmussenreports.com/...

His sole value is to entertain and foment hate. His target audience Independents) is shrinking - for a variety of reasons - and former supporters are dropping him for those reasons. And the facts are indeed showing an exodus of those who had voted for him. And because of his baseless, shameless, pandering of red meat to an audience that is both malnourished and gluttonous for as many scraps as they can cram into their mouths, such as:

The Boston police acted stupidly

If I had a son he would look like Trayvon (http://media.cmgdigital.com/shar...)

If you like your health insurance and your doctor you can keep them.

I bowled a 129. It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something."

"I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

"I've now been in 57 states — I think one left to go."

We have no strategy for dealing with ISIS

#2. More "Get Out The Vote" work from Holder/Obama/Sharpton.

12. Huffington Post adds to its credibility - hires former NFL Thug/911 Truther as "National Security Correspondent (but he does help with their diversity issues) http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=...

13. John Foster Dulles and Henry Kissinger They Ain't (We are so SHAFTED!) http://www.mediaite.com/tv/state...

echo5oscar

"The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system." July 20th, 2009

 

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