Thursday, April 11

ByKevin Sheekey

Halloween Preview: Brexit Delayed to October 31 as Emmanuel Macron Plays Hardball (Bloomberg)

The Case Against Trump’s Attorney General: Publicly babbling about “spying” is another exhibit as William Barr runs interference for his boss.

-Fodder for Fox: Attorney General, Asserting ‘Spying’ in 2016, Cites ‘Questions’ But No Evidence (New York Times)
-Why: Bill Barr Is Trying Hard to Be President Trump’s Roy Cohn (Bloomberg Opinion – Tim O’Brien)
-Nancy Pelosi: Barr is ‘Going Off the Rails’ (Politico)

Deutschland Difficulties: Germany’s Postwar Prosperity On Verge of Reversal – And No One Is Ready For It (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Pressure on the Likely Next Chancellor: Can Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer Save Europe? (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Breaking Wikileaks News: Julian Assange Charged in U.S. With Hack Conspiracy Tied to Chelsea Manning After Arrested in London (Bloomberg)

First on the Bloomberg: Thousands of Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa (Bloomberg)
A global team reviews audio clips in an effort to help the voice-activated assistant respond to commands.​

Banking Committee Hearing Recap: Bank CEOs Grilled by Congress as Lloyd Blankfein Quips From Afar (Bloomberg)
At one point in the hearing, New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes praised JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon for halting financing for private prisons. Adding to the spectacle, Lloyd Blankfein tweeted: “Boy, I really miss my old job!!”

Today in Gun Safety: Democratic Presidential Candidates Embrace Gun Control in Notable Shift (Washington Post)

Tech Today: Google’s Next Big Money Maker Could Be the Maps on Your Phone (Bloomberg)

The Week in Arts: Whitney Museum Honors Michael Bloomberg at Star-Studded Gala (The Hollywood Reporter)
The entrepreneur, philanthropist and former New York Mayor was recognized for his lifetime support of the arts through his charitable giving and civic leadership.

Big Science News:
-We Weren’t Alone:
Bones Discovered in Island Cave in Philippines May Be Early Human Species called “Homo Luzonensis” (Washington Post)
-Grainy Photo of the Year: First-Ever Glimpse of Black Hole Fills Void for Astronomers (Bloomberg)

Oops of a Lifetime: American Airlines Flight Attendant Accidentally Spills Drinks on CEO of American Airlines! (CBS-DFW)

Best of late night.

On the departure of President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen:

“Nielsen’s problem is that she cares about petty details like, ‘Is this illegal,’ and ‘Will this accomplish anything,’ and ‘Will I be remembered as one of America’s greatest monsters?’”
— Samantha Bee

On the first images of a black hole:

“Scientists this morning revealed the first image of a black hole, which was apparently taken on an early-2000s Nokia flip phone.”
— Seth Meyers

“Americans saw that and said, ‘I have no idea what a black hole is, but I could really go for a glazed donut.’”
— Jimmy Fallon

And finally, best satire from across the pond (hat tip: Arlene McCarthy):

“Breaking News”: Company Offering Chance To Be Induced Into Coma Until Brexit Is Over (Waterford Whispers)

For more best of late night from the New York Times, click here.

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