Todays News 9/2/16

  • Hillary Clinton will treat cyber attacks. “like any other attack.” This includes attacking a country militarily. There are a few problems she will encounter with this philosophy. The first problem is it is nearly impossible to be certain who actually is responsible for a hack. Another problem is the US government engages in similar “intelligence gathering” or hacking other countries. [Link] 2016 Fyle
  • Amtrak is planning to spend $2 billion to increase the average speed of its Boston to D.C. service by 3 mph. Amtrak is reviving a $2.4 billion loan from the Department of Transportation for the project. [Link] Wasteful Spending Fyle
  • Turkey will treat Brittans fighting with the US-Backed Syrian Kurds as terrorists. There are at least 6 British volunteers currently fighting on the front lines with the Kurdish fighters. Both Turkey and Britain are NATO members. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Turkey refuses to have a cease fire with Kurdish forces in Syria. Turkey claims Syrian Kurds to be terrorist and refuses to negotiate with them to fight the common enemy, ISIS. The US is backing the Kurdish group that Turkey labels as terrorists. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Over 4,200 people were killed in the war in Iraq in August. That is up from 2,600 in July. Nearly 700 of those who were killed were civilians. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • Walmart is planning to cut 7,000 accounting jobs. Walmart will move to an automated system. [Link] Free Market Fyle
  • A new study find that the Zika virus is likely not the cause of birth defects in Brazilian children. The study compares cases of microcephaly in Brazil and Colombia. While microcephaly is common in Brazil, it is not occurring in Colombia, where there is also an outbreak of the Zika virus. A possible cause of birth defects could be an additive to water in Brazil. That additive is meant to kill mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. [Link]

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