Bill Clinton Defends Clinton Foundation, Saying It Creates Jobs, Saves Lives — TIME

Former President Bill Clinton is defending the work of the Clinton Foundation. Clinton told reporters in Atlanta on Wednesday: “If there’s something wrong with creating jobs and saving lives, I don’t know what it is.” An Associated Press report Tuesday found more than half of the non-government officials who met with Hillary Clinton while she…

via Bill Clinton Defends Clinton Foundation, Saying It Creates Jobs, Saves Lives — TIME

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage says he will address Trump rally — The Straits Times World News

August 25, 2016 3:16 AMLONDON (REUTERS) – Nigel Farage, an anti-immigration politician who was a figurehead of the successful campaign to get Britain out of the European Union, intends to address a Donald Trump rally on Wednesday (Aug 24), a spokesman said.

via Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage says he will address Trump rally — The Straits Times World News

Donald Trump Asked Florida Governor to Appoint Attorney to Bench, Emails Show — TIME

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has bragged about his influence with politicians, urged Gov. Rick Scott to give a judgeship to a Florida attorney whose work appears at odds with Trump’s hard-line stance on immigration, newly released emails show. The emails posted online late last week by the Scott administration show…

via Donald Trump Asked Florida Governor to Appoint Attorney to Bench, Emails Show — TIME

Exclusive: Clinton leads Trump in key swing states, would likely win election – poll — Reuters: Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) – If the U.S. presidential election were held today, Democrat Hillary Clinton would win the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Virginia and have a 95 percent chance of beating Republican Donald Trump to become America’s first female president, according to the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project.

via Exclusive: Clinton leads Trump in key swing states, would likely win election – poll — Reuters: Politics

To stop them becoming terrorists, Italy is giving teens €500 to spend on high culture — Quartz

The Italian government has a nice present for the teens in the country celebrating their 18th birthday this year—€500 ($566) to spend at theatres, concerts, and museums. The scheme starts on Sept. 15 and will benefit around 575,000 teenagers. It was first announced last year in response to the deadly Paris terrorist attacks. The government…

via To stop them becoming terrorists, Italy is giving teens €500 to spend on high culture — Quartz

Mississippi Man To Be Sentenced For Trying to Join ISIS — TIME

(OXFORD, Miss.) — A Mississippi man who tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS) is scheduled to be sentenced on terrorism charges. Muhammad Dakhlalla of Starkville pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization. U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock will decide his…

via Mississippi Man To Be Sentenced For Trying to Join ISIS — TIME

5 Things You Need to Know About Donald Trump’s Debt — Fortune

Over his long career, Donald Trump has frequently stumbled by amassing mountainous debt. Excessive borrowing forced him to the brink of personal bankruptcy in the real estate depression of the early 1990s, and his Atlantic City casino company sank under a $2 billion junk bond burden in 2006. Although Trump has never confessed to abusing…

via 5 Things You Need to Know About Donald Trump’s Debt — Fortune

A strong earthquake has hit central Italy, and several are feared dead — Quartz

An earthquake with a magnitude around 6.0 shook central Italy at 3:36am local time today (Aug. 24), according to Italy’s emergency management department. Some local media reports (link in Italian) suggest that at least 20 are dead. The center of the quake was near the towns of Amatrice and Accumuli, in the province of Rieti.…

via A strong earthquake has hit central Italy, and several are feared dead — Quartz

Paralysed for nearly 50 days, Kashmir is living its worst nightmare in decades — Quartz

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir It is 9.30 pm on Sunday. Srinagar is tense. An 18-year-old boy has died after a teargas canister, reportedly fired by government forces, hit his chest. In the interiors of the city, some people are protesting. Pro-freedom songs are being blared through the public address systems of mosques. Night curfew is…

via Paralysed for nearly 50 days, Kashmir is living its worst nightmare in decades — Quartz