Wednesday, February 7, 2018

FEB 7, 2018 - 7:59 AM ET - 12 NEWS ITEMS & PHOTOS

*"Trump orders military 'celebration' in Washington, DC. President Trump has 

ordered the Pentagon to plan a military “celebration” in Washington, D.C. to 

show “appreciation” for the U.S. Armed Forces."

By Nicole Darrah.

"Troops march over the Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., as they head 

towards the Pentagon during the National Victory Day Parade on Saturday, June 

8, 1991."  (Doug Mills/AP Photo).

*"Everything you need to know about the Brexit bill amendments in 5 minutes.

What is the Brexit bill? The European Union (notification of withdrawal) Bill is 

designed to give the prime minister Theresa May the power to trigger Article 50 

— the two-year process through which Britain can leave the EU."

Adam Bienkov. Feb. 6, 2017, 10:19 AM.

Theresa May. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg.

*"HP’s new EliteBooks have a built-in webcam cover for privacy."

By Jacob Kastrenakes@jake_k.  Feb 7, 2018, 3:01 am EST.

Image: HP.

*"Winner of $559.7 million Powerball jackpot asks court to remain anonymous

 CONCORD, N.H. -- A New Hampshire woman who says she has a Powerball 

ticket that won a $559.7 million jackpot wants a court order allowing her to stay 

anonymous, saying she made a "huge mistake" in signing the ticket without 

consulting a lawyer first." Last Updated Feb 5, 2018, 6:50 PM EST.



*"The big drop in stocks Monday wiped out all of Dow's 2018 gains.

*Opinion: U.S. stocks are heading toward a correction, not a bear market.

The economy is strong, and interest-rate increases won’t kill the golden goose."

By HOWARD GOLD, COLUMNIST. Published: Feb 5, 2018 11:49 a.m. ET.

"Stock market bulls are battling for higher prices." AFP Getty Images.

*"At last -- smart glasses that don't look like Borg headgear. Move over, Magic 

Leap: Intel may be the next company to jump into intelligent eyewear. The Verge 

reported Monday that Intel's New Devices Group (which reportedly axed its 

wearables division last July) has been quietly working on just such a pair of 

glasses, dubbed Vaunt, and plans to offer them up to developers in an early 

access program later this year. Intel has managed to combine a very low-power 

red laser and a holographic reflector to beam simple images directly onto your 

retina, according to The Verge."


Vjeran Pavic/The Verge.

*"NKorea: US Considering Limited Pre-Emptive Strike."

(AP) Tuesday, 06 Feb 2018 06:09 AM. 

*"Landslides in W Java`s Puncak kill two people." Reporter: antara,

5th February ,2018.

"Landslide on the main route of Puncak Bogor, West Java, Monday (5/2/2018). 

The Puncak-Bogor route was temporarily closed due to the extreme weather 

which caused the landslide disaster at four points on the road in Jalan Raya 

Puncak in At around the Atta'awun Mosque, Riung Gunung, Grandhill, and 

Widuri." (ANTARA PHOTO/Yulius Satria Wijaya) (). 

*"Unlike Facebook, Snap added daily users in North America in Q4. Snapchat is 

still growing faster than Facebook in North America, the most lucrative market 

for both companies. Parent company Snap said late Tuesday its fourth-quarter 

daily average users in the region rose 5 percent from the prior quarter to 80 


Facebook said last week its daily average users in the U.S. and Canada fell 

slightly from the third quarter, to 184 million. That was the first time Facebook 

reported such a drop."

John Shinal @johnshinal. 


*"KITTERY, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman who prepared a salad says she 

realized after a couple of bites that her fork was stuck in a 3-inch lizard, minus 

the tail.

After vomiting and getting over her shock, Michelle Carr, a nurse from Kittery, 

said she feared she could have ingested harmful bacteria. A biologist friend 

believes she found a blue-bellied lizard from California."

(Rich Beauchesne / AP).

*"Yep, Los Angeles has the world's worst traffic congestion — again."

Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY. Published 12:03 a.m. ET Feb. 6, 2018 | Updated 7:27 

a.m., ET Feb. 6, 2018.


*"Clint Eastwood Reveals Why He Cast Non-Actors in '15:17 to Paris.' In spring 

2017, Clint Eastwood was grilling Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony 

Sadler for details about their harrowing takedown of a heavily armed ISIS recruit 

on a crowded train heading from Amsterdam to Paris. At the time, Eastwood also 

was considering various 20-something actors to play the real-life trio whose 

story formed the basis of his new film The 15:17 to Paris when it hit him that he 

need look no further.

"I was going over and over it with them because I wanted to get as much 

accuracy as I could into the film, and one day it just crossed my mind as I was 

looking at him. I don't want to sound Norma Desmond-ish, but the faces just fit," 

Eastwood tells The Hollywood Reporter. "And I just thought, ‘I wonder if they 

could do it?' I think there are some wonderful actors around that could've played 

this, but there's something about this particular project and the heroism that 

was involved and the way they handled the thing that is just kind of unique, so I 

thought I'd try that here. And I just said, ‘I think I'll take a shot at it.'"

1:15 PM PST. 2/6/2018 by Tatiana Siegel.

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos in 'The 15:17 to Paris.'

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