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September 6, 2018

SEASON OPENER: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP VS. NFL / NIKE

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says when the NFL season starts tonight — he won’t be watching. In a tweet, Trump says he’ll keep avoiding pro football until players stop kneeling during the national anthem. Trump also weighed in on Nike’s decision to run an ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, saying the shoe company is getting “killed” by “anger and boycotts” over the ads. Some protesters have been cutting the Nike swoosh from their gear or burning Nike products — and posting their actions online.

DONALD TRUMP - NEW YORK TIMES

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on The New York Times to out the source that wrote an anonymous op-ed piece that says there are people inside his administration actively working against him. Trump calls the editorial gutless and demands that the paper name the writer “for national security purposes.” The Times ran the piece titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration” yesterday. That sparked a new round of wrath from Trump, who often complains about what he calls “the failing New York Times” and what he sees as its “fake news.” Meanwhile, people in Washington and on the internet are scurrying around trying to find out — or guess — who the mystery writer is.

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026937-w-338:88-(Warren Levinson, AP correspondent, with President Donald Trump)-“I’m Warren Levinson”-The Latest: Sanders: ‘Resistance’ op-ed writer should resign (5 Sep 2018)

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026985-w-432:72-(Tim Maguire, AP correspondent, with Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Senator Ed Markey, D-Mass. and Senator Chris Coons, D-Del.)-“Tim Maguire, Washington”-Trump rips searing Times op-ed from unnamed senior official (6 Sep 2018)

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026968-a-202:32-(Senator Ed Markey, D-Mass., with reporters)-“the White House”-Trump rips searing Times op-ed from unnamed senior official (6 Sep 2018)

<<CUT *026968 (09/06/18)££ 202:32 “the White House”

026967-q-147:60-(Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, with reporters)-“doing right now”-Trump rips searing Times op-ed from unnamed senior official (6 Sep 2018)

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026964-a-86:88-(Senator Chris Coons, D-Del., with reporters)-“was simply jaw-dropping”-The Latest: Trump wants op-ed writer turned over ‘at once!’ (6 Sep 2018)

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DONALD TRUMP - BOOK

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few people have read it, given that it isn’t due out until next week. But it’s clear that journalist Bob Woodward’s new book is not going to be a favorite with President Trump or many of his followers. Trump has issued several tweets and comments to right-wing news outlets denying parts of the book — like accounts of officials removing documents from his desk to keep him from signing policies deemed dangerous to national interests. Woodward insists his reporting is accurate — and he has tapes to support it.

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026936-w-414:48-(Ed Donahue, AP correspondent with President Donald Trump)-“Ed Donahue, Washington”-Trump disputes book’s portrayal of White House dysfunction (5 Sep 2018)

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026907-a-120:24-(President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters while meeting with Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah)-“never said that”-Trump calls Woodward book ‘fiction’ (5 Sep 2018)

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026908-a-123:36-(President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters while meeting with Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah)-“about a day”-Trump calls Woodward book ‘fiction’ (5 Sep 2018)

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026906-a-27:84-(President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters while meeting with Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah)-“work of fiction”-Trump calls Woodward book ‘fiction’ (5 Sep 2018)

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026902-a-145:92-(President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters)-“than two years”-The Latest: Trump says Woodward book is ‘work of fiction’ (5 Sep 2018)

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026901-a-70:08-(President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters)-“in the book”-The Latest: Trump says Woodward book is ‘work of fiction’ (5 Sep 2018)

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CICELY TYSON TO GET HONORARY OSCAR

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A key honor is in the works for Cicely Tyson. She will get an honorary Oscar this fall as part of the film academy’s annual Governors Awards. Tyson is 93 — and while she’s been prolific in her work on the big screen, TV and stage — she has never won an Oscar. She was nominated once, for the 1972 film “Sounder.” Tyson has also been in movies like “The Help” and “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.”

SACHA BARON COHEN SUED BY EX-SENATE CANDIDATE ROY MOORE

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — So far, there have been several politicians duped and made fun of by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for his new TV show. But in this case, one is fighting back in court. Failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore is suing Baron Cohen for defamation and emotional distress after his turn on “Who is America.” Moore claims he was “falsely portrayed as a sex offender and pedophile.” In a bit, Baron Cohen demonstrated a supposed pedophile detecting device — that beeped when it came near Moore. During last year’s Senate race, Moore faced accusations he pursued romantic and sexual relationships with teens as young as 14 — when he was in his 30s. He has denied the allegations.

VANILLA ICE - JET QUARANTINE

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — Vanilla Ice says he’s happy to be back home in Florida — after his flight from Dubai to New York ended up being quarantined. The jet was parked away from other arrivals after it landed yesterday after several passengers took ill. The musician says it “was some serious stuff” as medical personnel removed people from the plane. He says he was in the first-class section of the jet — while those who were ailing were in the lower part of the cabin. The rapper says he and others who weren’t sick were placed in buses and taken into the terminal.

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026958-a-192:00-(Vanilla Ice, rapper, who was a passenger on board the Emirates flight that was quarantined at JFK International Airport, with reporters)-“you know, panic”-Jet quarantined in New York after reports of sick passengers (5 Sep 2018)

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026960-q-108:96-(Vanilla Ice, rapper, who was a passenger on board the Emirates flight that was quarantined at JFK International Airport, with reporters)-“anything like this”-Jet quarantined in New York after reports of sick passengers (5 Sep 2018)

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026959-a-120:48-(Vanilla Ice, rapper, who was a passenger on board the Emirates flight that was quarantined at JFK International Airport, with reporters)-“home man. Wow (laughs)”-Jet quarantined in New York after reports of sick passengers (5 Sep 2018)

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RAPPER’S BODYGUARD PLEADS GUILTY TO GUN CHARGE

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bodyguard for a rapper performing at a Little Rock nightclub when a gunfight erupted last summer has pleaded guilty in a gun case. Authorities say Kentrell Gwynn copped to a charge of transferring a firearm to a felon. The felon in this case is Finese2Tymes. More than two dozen people were injured when gunfire broke out on July 1, 2017 at a club. The bodyguard could get up to 10 years in prison when sentenced. Meanwhile, Finese2Tymes pleaded guilty in March to a gun possession charge. He also faces up to a decade in prison at sentencing.

INQUEST: DOLORES O’RIORDAN DROWNED AFTER DRINKING

LONDON (AP) — A British coroner says The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan died accidentally from drowning because of alcohol intoxication. Witnesses told a coroner’s inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court that O’Riordan was found submerged in her bathtub at a London hotel in January. The 46-year-old didn’t leave a note and there was no evidence of self-harm. Coroner Shirley Radcliffe ruled O’Riordan’s death an accident. The Cranberries formed in the Irish city of Limerick at the end of the 1980s and had international hits in the ’90s with songs including “Dream,” ″Linger” and “Zombie.”

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027057-w-351:12-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-Inquest: Cranberries singer O’Riordan drowned after drinking (6 Sep 2018)

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027058-r-494:64-(The Cranberries, performing “Linger”)-”(music fades)”-Inquest: Cranberries singer O’Riordan drowned after drinking (6 Sep 2018)

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GOOP SETTLES OVER CLAIMS ITS ‘EGGS’ HAVE HEALTH BENEFITS

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company goop has agreed to pay $145,000 in civil penalties over products including egg-shaped stones that are meant to be inserted into the vagina to improve health. Prosecutors in eight California counties jointly announced the settlement on Tuesday after a task-force investigation found some of goop’s health claims were unfounded. The settlement involves advertisements saying goop’s Jade Egg and Rose Quartz Egg could balance hormones, regulate menstrual cycles and improve bladder control. In addition to the penalty, the company will provide refunds to customers who ask. A goop statement says the settlement acknowledges no liability on the company’s part and addresses only advertising, not the products themselves.

NORTH KOREAN CHARGED IN SONY HACK

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged a computer programmer working on behalf of the North Korean government with the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, along with the massive Wannacry ransomware attack last year and an $81 million theft from a bank in Bangladesh. The department identifies the programmer as Park Jin Hyok. Assistant Attorney General John Demers says it was one of the most complex cybercriminal investigations conducted by the department.

TV RATINGS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV viewers spent the last part of summer much as they began it: watching reality shows. Nielsen reports that half of last week’s top 20 shows were unscripted productions. Topping the list were NBC’s two episodes of “America’s Got Talent” and the Notre Dame-Michigan football game. Those three shows helped the network be the most-watched for the ninth straight week. NBC also scored by airing a rerun of a “Saturday Night Live” episode hosted by the Sen. John McCain. That pulled in the biggest audience for SNL in six weeks.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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