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The Daily Moth 9-16-19


Hello, welcome
to the Daily Moth. Hope your weekend
was good. It’s Monday, September 16.
Ready for the news? Last weekend in Saudi Arabia,
two major oil facilities were attacked. The U.S. released
satellite images that shows parts
of the facility burning. It seems like it was bombed. The damage forced Saudi Arabia
to stop production of more than half of their global
daily exports and caused worldwide oil prices
to sharply rise. President Trump said
he was “locked and loaded” and waiting for Saudi Arabia
to confirm who was behind the attack. The White House has
blamed it on Iran. Iran denied being
responsible and said if the U.S. attacks them,
they were ready to carry out a counterattack against
U.S. military targets. Houthi rebels, who are based
in Yemen and backed by Iran, claimed responsibility for
the attacks and explained that they used drones
launched from Yemen. The U.S. has dismissed
the Houthis’ claims. The Saudi-led military coalition
who are battling the Houthis said Iranian weapons
was used in the attack, that Yemen was not
the launching stage, and is investigating where
the launch position was. This is the latest
confrontation between the U.S. and Iran and
the most serious one since June, when the Iranian military
shot down a U.S. drone. It also has dashed hopes of
a meeting between Trump and Iranian President Rouhani. Here are three news briefs. The first – about 50,000
United Auto Workers members from several different states
went on strike last night after failed negotiations
with General Motors. Why now? There was a four-year contract
between GM and the UAW that expired without an
agreement on a new contract. The UAW’s vice president said
the two sides haven’t been able to agree on wages,
health care benefits, temporary workers, job
security, and profit sharing. The strike is still going
on and negotiations are also taking place. The second news – on Friday,
actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in
prison for paying $15,000 for someone to correct her
oldest daughter’s SAT exam so she could enter
elite university programs. There are multiple
other parents involved in this college admissions
cheating scandal, and Huffman is the first
one to be sentenced. She will report to
prison on October 25. She apologized to her family,
to the educational community, and to other students. The third news
– in Farmington, Maine, there was a building that
was completely obliterated by an explosion that is believed
to come from a propane leak. Sadly a firefighter was killed. Five other firefighters
were injured along with the building’s
maintenance director. The building was a central
office for a program that supports a group
home for disabled adults. It was evacuated after an
employee smelled propane and exploded when firefighters
and the maintenance director went in to inspect it. Supreme Court Justice
Brett Kavanaugh is now facing a new accusation of sexual
misconduct from his time as a Yale student. The New York Times
reported that Max Stier, who was a Yale student at
the same time as Kavanaugh, told the FBI last year
that he saw Kavanaugh at a drunken dorm party
with his pants down. Stier said Kavanaugh was
pushed by his friends, which caused his penis to touch
the hand of a female student. The Times later added
an update that several friends of the female student said
she did not recall the incident and that she declined
to be interviewed. Aides for Democratic Senator
Chris Coons (Del) confirmed that the senator wrote a letter
to the FBI last October asking them to talk with Stier. The Times said the FBI did
not investigate this report. President Trump said the Times,
the “LameStream Media,” and the Democrats were
working together to put out lies and fake news to
assault Kavanaugh. Several Democratic
presidential candidates said Kavanaugh should be
disciplined or impeached. ABC News said
they reached out to the female and that she said she did
not want to talk about the allegations again. When ABC asked her
if she could name others who witnessed the incident,
she said “ask Brett.” The new accusation is almost
the same as the one made by another Yale student,
Deborah Ramirez, who said Kavanaugh thrust
his penis in her face at a party and
caused her to touch it when she pushed him away. This came up a week after
Christine Blasey Ford gave her testimony during Kavanaugh’s
confirmation process. Kavanaugh forcefully denied
the accusations and was ultimately confirmed
by the Republican-controlled Senate to become President
Trump’s second successful nominee for the Supreme Court. The Times’ report is a preview
of a soon-to-be-released book, “The Education of Brett
Kavanaugh: An Investigation,” which is mostly about
Ramirez’s accusations and claims that the FBI did not
do a thorough investigation. A 10-year-old girl from
Texas, Lily Mae Avant, passed away in a hospital
from a brain-eating amoeba she contracted after she went
swimming in the Brazos River and Lake Whitney near Waco
during Labor Day weekend. KWTX 10 News said Lily had
a headache and a fever after swimming in
a pool one week later. She was hospitalized and there
was an outpouring of support for her from her local community
for her to pull through, but she died overnight today. Texas health officials said
the girl had primary amoebic meningoencephalitis,
which is a brain infection caused by the amoeba
Naegleria fowleri. The amoeba is said to be present
in freshwater across Texas and elsewhere in the U.S.
and enters through the nose, where it causes an infection
that is almost always fatal. It is extremely rare
for this to happen. Lily’s family said doctors
couldn’t do anything more for her because “the (amoeba)
claims its victims so quickly.” Texas health officials
advise people to reduce their risk of infection
by avoiding being in warm freshwater during
high water temperatures and low water levels. That is all for today. See you tomorrow and
stay with the light! Captioned by www.aslcaptions.com

4 Replies to “The Daily Moth 9-16-19”

  • [Transcript] Hello, welcome to The Daily Moth! Hope your weekend was good. Ready for news?

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    Oil facilities attacked in Saudi Arabia

    Last weekend in Saudi Arabia, two major oil facilities were attacked. The U.S. released satellite images that shows parts of the facility burning. It seems like it was bombed.

    The damage forced Saudi Arabia to stop production of more than half of their global daily exports and caused worldwide oil prices to sharply rise.

    President Trump said he was “locked and loaded” and waiting for Saudi Arabia to confirm who was behind the attack. The White House has blamed it on Iran.

    Iran denied being responsible and said if the U.S. attacks them, they were ready to carry out a counterattack against U.S. military targets.

    Houthi rebels, who are based in Yemen and backed by Iran, claimed responsibility for the attacks and explained that they used drones launched from Yemen. The U.S. has dismissed the Houthis’ claims.

    The Saudi-led military coalition who are battling the Houthis said Iranian weapons was used in the attack, that Yemen was not the launching stage, and is investigating where the launch position was.

    This is the latest confrontation between the U.S. and Iran and the most serious one since June, when the Iranian military shot down a U.S. drone. It also has dashed hopes of a meeting between Trump and Iranian President Rouhani.

    https://apnews.com/3c3ce6a941f5489eaa778ccc5db2437c

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-coalition/saudi-led-coalition-evidence-indicates-iranian-arms-used-in-saudi-attack-idUSKBN1W11N5?il=0

    https://apnews.com/b5e55c91023441d8a05ff95a9fd2d6eb

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-tells-saudi-arabia-oil-attacks-were-launched-from-iran-11568644126?mod=hp_lead_pos1

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    Top News Briefs: Auto workers strike; Felicity Huffman sentenced; Maine building explosion

    Here are three news briefs.

    The first — about 50,000 United Auto Workers members from several different states went on strike last night after failed negotiations with General Motors. Why now? There was a four-year contract between GM and the UAW that expired without an agreement on a new contract.

    The UAW’s vice president said the two sides haven’t been able to agree on wages, health care benefits, temporary workers, job security, and profit sharing. The strike is still going on and negotiations are also taking place.

    The second news — on Friday, actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 for someone to correct her oldest daughter’s SAT exam so she could enter elite university programs.

    There are multiple other parents involved in this college admissions cheating scandal, and Huffman is the first one to be sentenced. She will report to prison on October 25. She apologized to her family, to the educational community, and to other students.

    The third news — in Farmington, Maine, there was a building that was completely obliterated by an explosion that is believed to come from a propane leak. Sadly a firefighter was killed. Five other firefighters were injured along with the building’s maintenance director.

    The building was a central office for a program that supports a group home for disabled adults. It was evacuated after an employee smelled propane and exploded when firefighters and the maintenance director went in to inspect it.

    https://news.yahoo.com/general-motors-auto-workers-call-strike-us-173343962.html

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/tens-thousands-general-motors-auto-workers-go-strike-n1054701

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2019/09/16/felicity-huffman-prison-sentence-john-legend-opposes-lock-up/2339221001/

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/firefighter-dead-people-hurt-explosion-maine-officials/story?id=65639606&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_twopack_hed

    ———

    New sexual misconduct allegation against Brett Kavanaugh

    Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is now facing a new accusation of sexual misconduct from his time as a Yale student.

    The New York Times reported that Max Stier, who was a Yale student at the same time as Kavanaugh, told the FBI last year that he saw Kavanaugh at a drunken dorm party with his pants down. Stier said Kavanaugh was pushed by his friends, which caused his penis to touch the hand of a female student.

    The Times later added an update that several friends of the female student said she did not recall the incident and that she declined to be interviewed.

    Aides for Democratic Senator Chris Coons (Del) confirmed that the senator wrote a letter to the FBI last October asking them to talk with Stier. The Times said the FBI did not investigate this report.

    President Trump said the Times, the “LameStream Media,” and the Democrats were working together to put out lies and fake news to assault Kavanaugh.

    Several Democratic presidential candidates said Kavanaugh should be disciplined or impeached.

    ABC News said they reached out to the female and that she said she did not want to talk about the allegations again. When ABC asked her if she could name others who witnessed the incident, she said “ask Brett.”

    The new accusation is almost the same as the one made by another Yale student, Deborah Ramirez, who said Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face at a party and caused her to touch it when she pushed him away. This came up a week after Christine Blasey Ford gave her testimony during Kavanaugh’s confirmation process.

    Kavanaugh forcefully denied the accusations and was ultimately confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate to become President Trump’s second successful nominee for the Supreme Court.

    The Times’ report is a preview of a soon-to-be-released book, “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation,” which is mostly about Ramirez’s accusations and claims that the FBI did not do a thorough investigation.

    https://www.axios.com/kavanaugh-accused-of-new-sexual-misconduct-claim-nyt-22e7ad8b-869c-4d16-a688-b74507db80f1.html

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/book-reveals-allegations-brett-kavanaugh-fbis-handling-probe/story?id=65625607&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_card_hed

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/16/politics/chris-coons-brett-kavanaugh-letter/index.html

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brett-kavanaugh-sexual-misconduct-accusation-sets-off-calls-for-supreme-court-impeachment/

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    Texas girl dies from brain-eating amoeba

    A 10-year-old girl from Texas, Lily Mae Avant, passed away in a hospital from a brain-eating amoeba she contracted after she went swimming in the Brazos River and Lake Whitney near Waco during Labor Day weekend.

    KWTX 10 News said Lily had a headache and a fever after swimming in a pool one week later. She was hospitalized and there was an outpouring of support for her from her local community for her to pull through, but she died overnight today.

    Texas health officials said the girl had primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, which is a brain infection caused by the amoeba Naegleria fowleri. The amoeba is said to be present in freshwater across Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. and enters through the nose, where it causes an infection that is almost always fatal. It is extremely rare for this to happen.

    Lily’s family said doctors couldn’t do anything more for her because “the (amoeba) claims its victims so quickly.”

    Texas health officials advise people to reduce their risk of infection by avoiding being in warm freshwater during high water temperatures and low water levels.

    https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Central-Texas-girl-fights-for-life-after-contracting-brain-eating-amoeba-560176551.html

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brain-eating-amoeba-kills-girl-in-texas-swimming-brazos-river-naegleria-fowler/

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    That is all for today. See you tomorrow and stay with the light!

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