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Good Morning, it’s Saturday, 14 October 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of Nightshift.
The California wildfires continue. Some progress has been made but the weekend forecast is for higher winds. So far, thirty-five people have died.
News reports note that Tesla has fired hundreds of workers after a performance review. The company already has 33,000 workers. A little bit of pruning is not out of the ordinary as it ramps up for delivery of the backordered Model 3.
The Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 2-1 last night in the first of their best of seven playoff series. Game 2 is today. Jose Altuve played an outstanding game, going 3 for 4 and scoring once. In the National League, the Dodgers will play the Cubs in Game 1 of their seven game series.
The University of North Carolina has escaped serious sanctions from the NCAA over what some critics called “an academic fraud” related to the Carolina athletic department. The NCAA found that was not the case, and will not sanction UNC or it’s athletic programs.
In other sports news, Clemson–considered one of the top two teams in college football–lost last night to Syracuse by the score of 27-24. Clemson Coach Dabo Sweeney provided a lesson in grace and professionalism with his post-game conduct, which included visiting the other team and taking photos with some Syracuse players. College football remains the true spirit of the game.
Today is National Dessert Day. Indulge (but don’t forget to eat your veggies).
Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.
Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.
The Times (London
Financial Times (UK)
The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
The Wall Street Journal (European edition)
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
New York Times (New York)
The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
Daily News Egypt (Cairo)
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
The Moscow Times (Moscow)
Le Figaro (Paris)
Bloomberg.com (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)
Wired (San Francisco, CA)
The Weather Channel
CNN News Text Site
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