Good Morning, it’s Wednesday, 9 August 2017, and this is the mid-day edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
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The heat is on. President Trump responded to the increasingly angry rhetoric from North Korea about increased U.N. sanctions by saying that the U.S. would unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if the country continued to threaten the United States and test ICBMs. North Korea responded by saying it might target Guam, a U.S. possession and home to a very large American military base. Nothing in this situation is positive, including the fact that all key parties to the dispute are inexperienced in both leadership and diplomacy. The markets reacted by immediately going into reverse. Let’s hope that calmer heads prevail. Enough with the trash talk from both sides.
Disney has announced that is going to pull its movies and programming from Netflix after 2018. Disney will start their own streaming service (took a while, eh?) and is considering including ESPN in a streaming package.
The FBI raided the home of Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, on July 26th. An FBI spokesman noted that Mr. Manafort “cooperated” with the FBI in the search.
Glen Campbell, singer, actor, and television star, has died at 81. Campbell, known as the “Rhinestone Cowboy”, a terrific musician and performer, died from complications from Alzheimers.
The PGA Championship, one of the four golf “majors”(U.S.Open, The Masters, British Open, and PGA Championship), will move to a date in May beginning in 2019. The move will enable the PGA Championship to be played in the heart of the professional golf season and before fan attentions are diverted to college football, baseball playoffs, and other fall sports. Also in the works is a plan to stage the season ending Fedex Cup Playoffs before Labor Day. The moves would make the professional golf tour more compact and concentrate the big events at a more natural time of the year for the sport. Tee times anyone?
Today is National Book Lovers Day. Find a good one and dig in.
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