Trump Tower Meeting, Drone Attack, Indonesia: Your Monday Briefing
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Bankruptcy booms for older Americans
&bull The price of people 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is 3 instances what it was in 1991, a study has identified, driven by a shift of financial danger to folks from the government and employers.
The shrinking of the social security net involves longer waits for full Social Safety benefits, the replacement of employer-provided pensions with 401(k) savings plans and more out-of-pocket spending on health care.
&bull &ldquoYou can handle O.K. till there is a little stumble,&rdquo said an author of the study. &ldquoIt doesn&rsquot even take a huge point.&rdquo Right here are tips on saving for retirement.
Trump admits meeting&rsquos aim
&bull President Trump mentioned on Sunday that a meeting at Trump Tower in 2016 involving his son and a Kremlin-connected lawyer was to &ldquoget data on an opponent.&rdquo
That contradicted a statement he dictated final year that the encounter was primarily about the adoption of Russian kids. The statement, issued by Donald Trump Jr., is being scrutinized by the particular counsel, Robert Mueller, as component of his investigation into whether the president attempted to obstruct justice.
&bull The president mentioned on Sunday that the meeting was &ldquototally legal,&rdquo although it is illegal for a campaign to accept assist from a foreign person or government.
Drone attack on Venezuelan president
&bull President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was the target of what the government named an assassination attempt involving &ldquodrone-like flying devices,&rdquo for the duration of a ceremony broadcast on reside Tv.
On Saturday, Mr. Maduro was providing a speech on the nation&rsquos ravaged economy when he was interrupted by two explosions, and then a stampede as hundreds of national guard troops scattered for safety. (Watch the attack unfold right here.)
&bull Mr. Maduro emerged unscathed, but he offered small as to who may have attempted to kill him. Venezuela&rsquos interior minister mentioned &ldquosix terrorists and hit men&rdquo had been arrested, like 1 who had attacked the government ahead of.
An accuser and her pastor
&bull Considering that the #MeToo movement emerged last year, evangelical churches have been grappling with allegations of sexual abuse against their pastors.
The Rev. Bill Hybels is the pastor of a megachurch near Chicago and is deemed a giant in the evangelical world for bringing in folks who had been skeptical of Christianity.
His personal secretary in the 1980s, Pat Baranowski, has recently accused him of repeated sexual harassment, like fondling her breasts. Mr. Hybels denies it.
&bull &ldquoI really did not want to hurt the church,&rdquo mentioned Ms. Baranowski, who is speaking publicly for the initial time. &ldquoI felt like if this was exposed, this amazing spot would blow up, and I loved the church. I loved the men and women there. I loved the family members. I didn&rsquot want to hurt anyone. And I was ashamed.&rdquo
&bull Two of America&rsquos greatest steel makers &mdash each with deep ties to the Trump administration &mdash have effectively objected to hundreds of applications by U.S. businesses to get foreign steel with no paying President Trump&rsquos tariffs.
&bull Really small is identified about Disneyflix, as some in Hollywood are calling the streaming service that Disney plans to introduce next year. Our reporter examined what it may look like.
&bull Amazon&rsquos search for a second headquarters has been shrouded in secrecy even civic leaders don&rsquot know what inducements their cities have promised
&bull Samsung will introduce a new Galaxy Note telephone, one particular of the headlines to watch this week.
&bull U.S. stocks have been up on Friday. Here&rsquos a snapshot of worldwide markets right now.
Suggestions for a a lot more fulfilling life.
&bull Taking a vacation from physical exercise? Your body may possibly not thank you.
&bull Mom was correct. You should send that thank you note.
&bull Recipe of the day: Lemon-blueberry bars are sweet and zesty.
Over the Weekend
&bull At least 91 individuals had been killed and about 20,000 lost their properties following a magnitude-7. earthquake struck a well-known resort island in Indonesia.
&bull In Portland, Ore., the police used flash-bang grenades and pepper spray to break up a confrontation among a far-right rally and leftist counterprotesters.
&bull Steven Seagal was appointed by the Russian Foreign Ministry as a unique representative to enhance relations with the U.S. (Yes, Steven Seagal the action-movie star.)
&bull President Trump insulted LeBron James&rsquos intelligence following the N.B.A. star said conversations about race had &ldquotaken over&rdquo in component simply because &ldquoour president is sort of trying to divide us.&rdquo Mr. Trump&rsquos derision followed a familiar pattern, our columnist writes.
&bull Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Dawkins, Brian Urlacher, Jerry Kramer, Robert Brazile and Bobby Beathard were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Terrell Owens was also inducted but didn&rsquot attend the ceremony in Canton, Ohio.
&bull Georgia Hall, a 22-year-old Englishwoman, won the Females&rsquos British Open, her initial key golf title.
&bull &ldquoMission: Impossible &mdash Fallout&rdquo as soon as once more dominated the North American box office, blowing previous a new version of Winnie-the-Pooh (and Tigger as well) to earn $35 million.
&bull On a civil rights trail
A driving tour lately coordinated by state tourism agencies winds across 15 states and a succession of landmarks where activists challenged segregation in the 1950s and &rsquo60s.
But our writer located that a history tour is even far more meaningful when you stray from the map.
&bull In memoriam
Charlotte Rae started out on Broadway but was ideal known for her Tv role as Edna Garrett, which she played on two 1980s sitcoms, &ldquoDiff&rsquorent Strokes&rdquo and &ldquoThe Facts of Life.&rdquo She was 92.
&bull The Go-Go&rsquos, going way back
The new wave band from the 1980s, whose music is becoming celebrated in a Broadway musical, provided a blueprint for girl-powered groups. But the Go-Go&rsquos weren&rsquot usually taken seriously.
&bull Quotation of the day
&ldquoI have no thought what&rsquos going to occur, but what I know is that either way, it sends this actually clear message.&rdquo
&mdash Jessica Gavre, who is functioning to inform voters about sexual misconduct accusations against State Representative David Sawyer, a Washington Democrat.
&bull The Times, in other words
Here&rsquos an image of nowadays&rsquos front web page, and links to our Opinion content material and crossword puzzles.
&bull What we&rsquore reading
Andrea Kannapell, our briefings editor, recommends this piece from Bloomberg: &ldquoData folks could specifically like this, but even I, a narrative sort, get a lot from the visual distillation of how we use land in the U.S. Cows get a lot. &lsquoPrivate loved ones timberland&rsquo is a rather significant segment. And how nice to see &lsquoidle/fallow&rsquo is still a point.&rdquo
Hercule Poirot was fictional, but an obituary for Agatha Christie&rsquos famous Belgian detective nevertheless appeared on the front page of The Instances on this day in 1975.
Poirot, fastidious and impeccably dressed, produced his debut in 1920 in &ldquoThe Mysterious Affair at Styles&rdquo and appeared in a lot more than 30 of Christie&rsquos novels.
But &ldquoat the finish of his life, he was arthritic and had a undesirable heart,&rdquo according to the obituary, which ran the month before Poirot&rsquos final look, in &ldquoCurtain.&rdquo
&ldquoCurtain&rdquo was published in 1975, but Christie wrote the book in the course of Globe War II as a gift for her daughter should she not survive the bombings in London. It was locked away &mdash alongside a final mystery for her other popular sleuth, Miss Jane Marple &mdash for a lot more than 30 years.
Christie died in 1976, and received her own front-page obit in The Instances, sharing the headline with Poirot. With a prolific output and international appeal, she remains at the leading of Unesco&rsquos list of the planet&rsquos most translated authors.
&ldquoThere&rsquos a deep psychological level to Christie&rsquos perform,&rdquo Mark Aldridge, the author of &ldquoAgatha Christie on Screen,&rdquo said in an interview final year. &ldquoYou can watch a film of her perform purely for the plot, but you can also watch it for insights into the characters and the human conditions.&rdquo
Claire Moses wrote today&rsquos Back Story.
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Published at Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:35:11 +0000