Oct 11, 2018

Trump says Eric Holder "better be careful what he's wishing for"

Discussing potential 2020 opponents on "Fox & Friends" Thursday, President Trump said that Eric Holder "better be careful what he's wishing for," referring to Holder's statement that when Republicans "go low, we kick them."

"He better be careful what he's wishing for. ... That's a disgusting statement for him to make. For him to make a statement like that is a very dangerous statement. ... Holder is — he's got some problems. And I don't see him running. And if he did run, I think he gets gobbled up before he even gets to the election itself."

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Coronavirus kills 2 Diamond Princess passengers and South Korea sees first death

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. U.S. numbers include Americans extracted from Princess Cruise ship.

Two elderly Diamond Princess passengers have been killed by the novel coronavirus — the first deaths confirmed among the more than 600 infected aboard the cruise ship. South Korea also announced its first death Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed more than 2,200 people and infected over 75,465 others, mostly in mainland China, where the National Health Commission announced 118 new deaths since Thursday.

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SoftBank to cut its stake to get T-Mobile's Sprint deal done

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

T-Mobile and Sprint announced a revised merger agreement that will see SoftBank getting a smaller share of the combined company, while most shareholders will receive the previously agreed upon exchange rate. The companies said they hope to get the deal as early as April 1.

Why it matters: The amended deal reflects the decline in Sprint's business, while leaving most shareholders' stake intact and removing another hurdle to the deal's closure.