⚡Breaking: "The Trump administration is set to announce [today] that it intends to sharply curtail the regulation of methane emissions, a major contributor to climate change." (N.Y. Times)
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, with a series of new policy plans, has put into full, detailed view how he would reorder or referee almost every part of American life, Axios' Jim VandeHei and Juliet Bartz write.
A Sanders government would take control of ...
What the Sanders campaign says ... Josh Orton, policy director, tells Axios:
Hours ahead of the midnight deadline to qualify for next month's debate in Houston, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the race after spending at least $4 million on advertising.
Tariffs in the U.S.-China trade war are already causing tech companies in both countries to rethink how and where they do business, Axios chief tech correspondent Ina Fried reports.
Trump argues that Apple and other tech companies should return manufacturing to the U.S. But that's considered unrealistic.
The bottom line: The tech industry's global supply chain took years to assemble, and it won't dissolve overnight. But even if the Trump administration's most bellicose trade-war scenarios don't materialize, the tariff fight has added a deep layer of uncertainty to how companies operate globally.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Dorian caused limited damage in the northern Caribbean and is pushing toward Florida as it threatens to become a Category 3.
🇵🇷 "Hurricane Exposes Painful Memories for an Anxious Island," the N.Y. Times reports. ... María E. Meléndez, mayor of Ponce, P.R., on the fragility of Puerto Rico’s infrastructure since Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck two years ago:
"The electrical grid is held together with tape."
Then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis is saluted by a member of his Army helicopter crew as he arrives in Kabul in 2017. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Pool/Getty Images
But he wouldn't say more about President Trump. Pressed by Goldberg, Mattis offered an implicit contrast:
[O]ne of my models ... is George Washington. Washington’s idea of leadership was that first you listen, then you learn, then you help, and only then do you lead. It is a somewhat boring progression, but it’s useful. What you try to do in that learning phase is find common ground.
AAA figures show the number of people killed by drivers running red lights has hit a 10-year high, AP reports.
Why it matters: Brian Tefft, senior researcher for the AAA Foundation, said he suspects distracted driving played a role.
A proposed ban on foie gras is making its way through the New York City Council, and "duck farmers and animal rights activists are scrambling to make their respective cases," the N.Y. Times reports.
The bottom line: "Foie gras, as a luxury item, is an easy target, compared with animals raised industrially for wide consumption."
Netflix notes that the series "is not about Hillary Clinton or the 2016 U.S. presidential election."
Marriott International, the world's largest hotel chain, will replace those little plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel with larger bottles (for its luxury chains), or wall-mounted dispensers (for lower-priced brands), in hotels worldwide by the end of 2020, AP reports.
The move follows a similar announcement last month by IHG (Holiday Inn, Kimpton), which will eliminate 200 million tiny bottles each year by 2021.
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