2017.09.08

News Headlines - 08 September 2017

Republican senator to unveil new Obamacare repeal bill on Monday

A new Republican bill to replace Obamacare will be unveiled in the U.S. Senate on Monday with backing from President Donald Trump, according to one of two Republican senators who have crafted the legislation.

'Mafia links' halted Trump plan to build Sydney casino » Capital News

Donald Trump’s plan to build and operate Sydney’s first casino were killed off due to his consortium’s “mafia connections”, according to documents made public Thursday after 30 years.
The now US president was in the running for the contract in 1987 with joint venture partner the Kern Corporation, but Australian police were so concerned they recommended it be excluded.

Prince Charles and Camilla dance to Elvis on visit to Scotland | London Evening Standard

The Princes of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall danced to Elvis during a visit to Scotland.
An amusing clip, filmed during a tea dance at Dumfries House in East Ayreshire, showed Prince Charles twirl Camilla around as impersonator John Reid performed the rock and roll god’s hits.

GPS disruptions feared as particles from huge solar flares wash over Earth - The Mainichi

Authorities warned of satellite service disruptions and GPS data errors as particles from the largest solar flares in 11 years began washing over Earth on the morning of Sept. 8, Japan time.
The particles have no impact on the human body, but past major flares have caused GPS trouble, damaged satellites and triggered blackouts, prompting the warning from the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).

Attacked by Rotten Tomatoes - The New York Times

Between the first weekend in May and Labor Day, a sequel-stuffed period that typically accounts for 40 percent of annual ticket sales, box office revenue in North America totaled $3.8 billion, a 15 percent decline from the same span last year. To find a slower summer, you would have to go back 20 years. Business has been so bad that America’s three biggest theater chains have lost roughly $4 billion in market value since May.
Ready for the truly alarming part? Hollywood is blaming a website: Rotten Tomatoes.


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