Thousand Oaks, Jeff Sessions, Jim Acosta: Your Thursday Briefing
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Developing: Deadly mass shooting at California bar
At least 12 people, including a sheriff’s deputy, were killed late Wednesday in a shooting at a country as well as western dance hall in Thousand Oaks, Calif., officials said.
The gunman will be also dead, officials said, adding which there was no longer a threat to the public after the shooting at the dance hall, the Borderline Bar as well as Grill, which was holding an event for college students.
• The location: Thousand Oaks, a relatively affluent city in Ventura County, will be about 40 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Critic of Russia inquiry currently oversees the item
President Trump replaced Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday with Matthew Whitaker, who has questioned the scope of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference from the 2016 presidential election.
Mr. Sessions, who resigned at the president’s request, recused himself in March 2017 through overseeing the investigation, citing his role in Mr. Trump’s campaign. Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, has been overseeing the inquiry.
As acting attorney general, Mr. Whitaker currently has which responsibility. He has said which the special counsel, Robert Mueller, might be going too far if he examined the Trump family finances.
• Looking back: Mr. Sessions helped promote Mr. Trump’s agenda, particularly on immigration as well as in addressing violent crime as well as opioids, yet his recusal through the Russia investigation cost him the president’s support.
• What’s next: One of our Washington correspondents answered questions about the implications of Mr. Sessions’s firing.
• Too close to call: Several races, including the one for Georgia governor, have yet to be decided.
• Partisan picks: Writers through across the political spectrum discuss the midterm elections.
Stalled diplomacy with North Korea
The goal of talks scheduled for today had been to plan a second summit meeting between President Trump as well as the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
yet the State Department announced on Wednesday which the meeting between Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, as well as a top North Korean official had been canceled.
• Mixed messages: Mr. Trump later said which the meeting might be rescheduled as well as which “we’re very happy with how the item’s going with North Korea.”
• What might Democratic control of the House mean for your wallet? Tax-overhaul initiatives could be blocked, yet there may be room for agreement on different measures. Here’s a breakdown.
• Tesla named Robyn Denholm, an Australian telecommunications executive, as its brand new chairwoman, as the item tries to move beyond regulatory problems as well as concerns about Elon Musk’s leadership. Mr. Musk will remain chief executive.
• Curated by Wes Anderson
The filmmaker as well as his partner, Juman Malouf, were given free rein to create an exhibition of the treasures in Austria’s largest museum. yet you can’t make an exhibition as you might a movie, our critic writes.
• Still the King
“Elevation,” the latest by Stephen King, will be No. 1 on our hardcover fiction list. His previous book, “The Outsider,” debuted from the top spot in June. You can find all of our best-seller lists here.
• A brand new urban jungle
In a world of climate change, as well as Instagram, plant influencers are eager to help you create a biome of your own.
Here’s more through This kind of week’s Style section.
• Best of late-night TV
The comedy hosts bid goodbye to the former attorney general: “No word what Jeff Sessions will be going to do next; I assume he’s going to spend more time with his family-separation policy,” Stephen Colbert said.
• Quotation of the day
“The further you get through metropolitan areas, the more powerful Donald Trump will be as well as the more allegiance there will be to whatever he says as well as does.”
— Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri, one of three red-state Senate Democrats swept out of office on Tuesday.
• The Times, in different words
Here’s an image of today’s front page, as well as links to our Opinion content as well as crossword puzzles.
• What we’re reading
Jan Hoffman, a health behaviors reporter, recommends This kind of piece through The brand new Yorker: “Oklahoma has the country’s highest rate of incarceration for women, as well as 85 percent are mothers. Here’s a meticulously observed, harrowing chronicle about Still She Rises, a feminist legal squad through brand new York City which relocates to bright red Tulsa, intending to battle for these women as well as the children who’ve been separated through them.”
“the item’ll be up in lights on Broadway: Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the planet!” an adventurer exclaims from the 1933 film “King Kong.”
Eighty-all 5 years later, a $35 million musical type with the big ape officially opens in brand new York tonight.
Before the movie was released, the excitement was palpable, even if newspapers didn’t exactly know what might be happening. “The film will show prehistoric monsters fighting one another as well as producing weird sounds,” The Times wrote in 1933.
the item was easy to see why the movie might be favorite. The stop-motion special effects were groundbreaking, although film scholars saw thinly veiled racist overtones.
The movie, starring Fay Wray as the beauty who charms the beast, was among the first to be shown at Radio City Music Hall in brand new York City, shortly after the 6,0-seat theater was converted to show films.
A box office hit, the movie was rereleased periodically as well as has featured in numerous remakes.
from the original, Kong was an 18-inch puppet. from the brand new Broadway production, the ape will be 20 feet tall as well as weighs 2,000 pounds. Not bad for the Eighth Wonder of the planet.
Kathleen Massara wrote today’s Back Story.
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