Wednesday, September 5

ByKevin Sheekey

Hot on the Terminal: No Relief in Sight for Emerging Markets as Rand Leads Sell-Off

Trump’s Nervous Breakdown: A new book by Bob Woodward, Fear, is drawn from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand participants and witnesses, meeting notes, personal diaries and government documents covering Trump’s administration and the inner workings of a disconnected administration. The book, out Tuesday, re-creates — verbatim — page after page of private conversations with him. The 420-page portrait is all the more damaging because many of the scenes concern foreign policy and national security — truly heavy stuff. (Axios)

Ahead of publication Woodward spoke with Trump, who previously was blocked by aides from speaking to Woodward about the book. Read the transcript. (Washington Post)

Naturally, Trump took to Twitter.

Upset Alert: Ayanna Pressley defeats 10-term Massachusetts Representative to become first African-American woman to represent the state in Congress. (New York Times)

Kavanaugh Hearings: Democrats Poised to Grill Kavanaugh at Supreme Court Hearing (Bloomberg)

Facebook and Twitter Executives Head to Capitol Hill (New York Times)

Another one (trillion): Amazon Joins Apple in Climb to $1 Trillion Market Value (Bloomberg)

Pimco to Hire Top Deal Maker From Blackstone (New York Times)

Bold Prediction: Serena will win the U.S. Open.
After a comfortable 6-4, 6-3 win last night to reach the semifinals, Williams is two wins away from matching historic mark. (NY Post)


Headlines from around the world.

The Guardian: Novichok poisonings: police name two Russian suspects

Japan Times: Typhoon Jebi, most powerful to hit Japan in 25 years, leaves trail of destruction in Kansai region

South China Morning Post: JD.com faces US share-price slide lawsuits in wake of Richard Liu’s arrest

Bloomberg: Qatar Is First Gulf Nation to Grant Expats Permanent Residency


Best of late night.

“Guys, Labor Day is over! So get out your fall clothes, and then just put them away because it’s 100 degrees outside.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“Today The Washington Post has released some of Bob Woodward’s exposé of the Trump administration, ‘Fear,’ a book named after the emotion Trump feels whenever he sees a book.”
— Stephen Colbert

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