• Trump says he wouldn’t have picked Sessions if he knew he’d recuse himself
  • The BBC pay gap reveals an ugly truth
  • Who are the parole board members deciding O.J.’s fate?
  • BBC pay: Male presenters could face wage cut – BBC News
  • Sports Direct profits dive by nearly 60% – BBC News

Trump says he wouldn’t have picked Sessions if he knew he’d recuse himself

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said in an interview published Wednesday that he would not have chosen Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself over matters related to the 2016 presidential campaign. “Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the President,” Trump said, referring to himself. “How do you take a job…

Read More >>

The BBC pay gap reveals an ugly truth

(CNN)On Wednesday, the BBC revealed an ugly truth: women who work for the world’s premier public service broadcaster are paid a lot less than their male counterparts. The company also published the earnings of all employees who earn more than the Prime Minister (over $195,400). This showed that just two of the organization’s 14 highest paid on-air presenters are women. For organizations like big Wall Street firms that employ many…

Read More >>

BBC pay: Male presenters could face wage cut – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC executive James Purnell says “quite a lot of men” have taken pay cuts already Asked if he expected more male, on-air talent to take a pay cut, he responded: “I’m not going to start negotiating live on air, but that’s clearly one of the levers we can pull, and we have been doing that.” Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said stars should…

Read More >>

Sports Direct profits dive by nearly 60% – BBC News

A recent survey of workers in Shirebrook, to which 3,300 people responded, had showed that an “overwhelming majority” of people in the warehouse “currently feel they are treated with respect”, he added. Staff had elected the company’s first UK workers’ representative and Mr Hellawell said he had “no doubt” their “contribution will prove invaluable to the board as the Sports Direct family continues to move forward together”. ‘Selfridges of Sport’…

Read More >>

News Daily: Dementia prevention and Brexit update – BBC News

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Brexit progress report Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will give an update later on how talks in Brussels are going. Officials have been discussing citizens’ rights, the Irish border and how much the UK will have to pay to leave the EU. “The Brexit negotiations appear to have been surprisingly leak-proof considering the sheer scale of the operation,” says the…

Read More >>

North Sea cod can be eaten with ‘clear conscience’ – BBC News

Cod stocks in the North Sea peaked at 270,000 tonnes in the 1970s. After the 2006 low, the fishing industry began work with the Scottish government and the EU Fisheries Council to agree a recovery plan. The MSC said the announcement that cod was now sustainable was a “momentous achievement” for the industry and was the result of work of a coalition of fishing organisations, supermarkets, seafood brands and the…

Read More >>

Why Hillary Clinton Is Really Unpopular Again

Hillary Clinton is even less popular now than when she was running for president. Just 39 percent of Americans view Clinton favorably, according to a conducted last week and released on Monday. A year ago, when Clinton was the presumptive Democratic nominee, her favorability was at 43 percent. The former secretary of state is viewed slightly than President Donald Trump, who has for a president this early in his administration….

Read More >>

Mitch McConnell ‘master tactician’ label damaged after Senate health care fight

(CNN)The looming defeat of the Senate health care bill marks a dramatic low point in the otherwise lofty political career of Mitch McConnell, the chamber’s majority leader who is often described as a disciplined “master tactician” of the Senate accustomed to methodically building legislative victories for Republicans. “This has been a very, very challenging experience for all of us,” McConnell replied. “A lot of people have been involved in the…

Read More >>

Cop who shot Minneapolis woman was precinct’s first Somali officer

(CNN)Mohamed Noor, the on-duty Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian-born woman on Saturday night, had been with the force for two years and was his precinct’s first Somali-American officer. Here’s what we know so far about Noor, and about what happened that night. Mayor: I wish officer would speak Who is police officer who fired shot? What we know and don’t know Woman killed was to marry next…

Read More >>

News Daily: Trump-Putin meeting and BBC stars’ salaries – BBC News

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Woman’s shooting in US: Australian PM demands answers Australia’s prime minister has called on US authorities to explain how a woman, originally from Sydney, was shot to death by a policeman after calling to report a possible crime. Justine Damond, 40, died in the city of Minneapolis, reportedly while dressed in her pyjamas. “It…

Read More >>

Senate Hearing Highlights Saudi Arabia’s Responsibility For Suffering In Yemen

WASHINGTON Experts on humanitarian issues, including top U.S. officials, used a Senate hearing Tuesday to highlight how U.S. partner Saudi Arabia has exacerbated global hunger with its American-backed military campaign in neighbor state Yemen, where the United Nations 17 million people lack access to sufficient food and a child under 5 years old dies every 10 minutes of preventable causes. The Saudi-led coalition, which began fighting pro-Iran rebels in Yemen…

Read More >>

Australian PM demands answers in ‘inexplicable’ killing of Justine Ruszczyk

(CNN)Australia’s prime minister has demanded answers to the “inexplicable” killing of an Australian-American woman shot by police in Minneapolis. “I mean, how can a woman out in the street in her pyjamas seeking assistance from the police be shot like that?” he said. “We are demanding answers, something clearly went tragically wrong.” How Justine Ruszczyk’s friend heard of her death Mayor: I wish officer would speak Who is police officer…

Read More >>

Trump Jr. attorney offers details about 8th person at meeting

(CNN)Donald Trump Jr.’s attorney, Alan Futerfas, has told CNN he has spoken by phone to the eighth person in the room during the meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016. The meeting, which took place in Trump Tower in New York City, involved Donald Trump Jr., Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, publicist Rob Goldstone, Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin and at least two other…

Read More >>

Theresa May tells Conservatives to end ‘backbiting’ – BBC News

The choice, she said, is “me or Jeremy Corbyn… and nobody wants that”. Go away over the summer for a “proper break”, she told MPs, and “come back ready for serious business”. Plea for unity The prime minister is expected to remind her cabinet of their responsibilities and the need to keep their meetings private, after what appears to be a breakdown in discipline at the very top of the…

Read More >>

Doctors Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Woman’s Eye

Solihull Hospital, near Birmingham, England. The woman, unsurprisingly, reported discomfort in her peeper, but figured it was because of dry eye and old age, according to Optometry Today. pecialist trainee ophthalmologist Rupal Morjaria told the website that doctors eventually found conjunctiva. been wearing monthly disposable contact lenses for some 35 years, according to NPR.com. It does make one wonder about the appropriateness and completeness of the examination of the referring…

Read More >>

Report: More Than Half Of Rural U.S. Counties Lack Access To Hospital Maternity Wards

But she has adjusted her approach since arriving last year at the 70-bed North Baldwin Infirmary in rural, southern Alabama. As a result, Dr. Arthur performs the surgery if there are any signs of complication, rather than waiting and running the risk that comes with the 20 to 30 minutes it takes for an anesthesiologist to arrive in the middle of the night. Physicians in rural communities across America are…

Read More >>

How the Republican health care bill fell apart

Washington (CNN)The Republicans’ signature campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare came to a screeching halt Monday night after Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas came together, shocked Capitol Hill and vowed to vote against the latest draft of the GOP’s health care bill. Across town, over rosemary-grilled rib eye and summer vegetable succotash at the White House, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders were attempting…

Read More >>

Justine Ruszczyk: Australian killed by Minneapolis police was ‘kind, funny’

(CNN)The fatal shooting of yoga instructor and life coach Justine Ruszczyk has led to an outpouring of grief and tributes, in her home country and the Minneapolis community she had made her home. Ruszczyk called police Saturday night to report a possible sexual assault in an alley near her home, her fianc, Don Damond, said in a news conference Monday. “We became good friends and often shared a laugh,” Bennett…

Read More >>

8 petty laws inspired by Honolulu’s attempted ban on cellphone walking

Image: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images If you are a human with a cell phone, odds are you’ve broken this law that could soon be passed in Hawaii. On Wednesday, in an extraordinarily ambitious effort to make Hawaii’s streets safer, the Honolulu City Council passed a bill that prohibits pedestrians from staring down at their cell phones while crossing the street. Yes, you read that correctly. Hawaii essentially wants to prohibit people…

Read More >>

Brexit talks resume: Get down to business, David Davis urges – BBC News

“Protecting the rights of all our citizens is the priority for me going into this round and I’m clear that it’s something we must make real progress on.” The meeting comes after Chancellor Philip Hammond told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that businesses were holding off from investing in the UK because of uncertainty about Brexit. All you need to know about Brexit Reality Check: Will the UK pay a…

Read More >>

HS2 reveals winners of building contracts – BBC News

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: “As well as providing desperately needed new seats and better connecting our major cities, HS2 will help rebalance our economy.” But critics say the 56bn project will damage the environment and is too expensive. The first trains are not expected to run until 2026. Mr Grayling told the BBC’s Today programme that the high-speed rail network will be “on time, on budget” and the government…

Read More >>

All the Doctors, from William Hartnell to Jodie Whittaker – BBC News

William Hartnell was the first actor to play the Doctor, appearing in the BBC show from 1963 to 1966. Hartnell, who died in 1975, had previously appeared in TV’s The Army Game and Carry On Sergeant, the first Carry On film, in 1958. Memorably scruffy and eccentric, Troughton spent three years travelling time and space before stepping down in 1969. Pertwee’s time with the show also saw the first of…

Read More >>

Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ heats up as winter arrives

(CNN)The following contains spoilers about the seventh-season premiere of “Game of Thrones.” While “Game of Thrones” has understandably focused on those jockeying for the mantle of leadership, this episode also deviated to shine a light on ordinary folks caught up in this mystical world’s brutal struggle for survival. That included both Arya’s encounter with a group of ordinary soldiers, and her former traveling companion, the Hound (Rory McCann, simply terrific…

Read More >>

Guns and money: Why US’ top North Korea diplomat is in Southeast Asia

Hong Kong (CNN)When US Ambassador Joseph Yun visits Myanmar this week, he’ll likely be trying to convince a longtime military partner of Pyongyang to join US efforts to rein in Kim Jong Un’s nuclear efforts. But the trip, say analysts, is emblematic of a key tactic from the Trump administration: cutting off North Korean revenue, no matter how small or obscure the source. Cutting off North Korea’s illicit revenue streams…

Read More >>