NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT FRIDAY 12/6/2019 NEWSDUMP FRIDAY
(LIMITED SERVICE WITH LATE NIGHT POSTING INTO SATURDAY MORNING 1 AM EASTERN US TIME)
THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTING TONIGHT THAT SIX SAUDI NATIONALS HAVE BEEN DETAINED FOR QUESTIONING IN PENSACOLA, FLORIDA.
THIS AFTER A SAUDI AVIATION STUDENT AT THE PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION IN FLORIDA, MOHAMMED SAEED ALSHAMRANI, OPENED FIRE IN A CLASSROOM TODAY. HE KILLED THREE AND WOUNDED EIGHT AND IS HIMSELF DEAD.
TWO MEMBERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AMONG THE WOUNDED.
THE SIX OTHER SAUDIS WHO WERE DETAINED BY THE FBI WERE NEAR THE SCENE OF THE SHOOTING WITH THREE OF THEM SEEN FILMING THE ATTACK. THIS ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES.
AN INVESTIGATION REPORTED UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE IF THE ATTACK WAS AN ACT OF TERRORISM.
LOCAL CONGRESSMAN MATT GAETZ CALLING THE ATTACK AN ACT OF TERRORISM.
MORE FROM WEAR-TV......LINK
12 anti-government protesters killed and dozens of others wounded late Friday night in Baghdad.
Unknown assailants attacked a protest camp in the Iraqi capital.
The US moving to sanction Iranian backed groups in Iraq Friday accusing Iran of meddling in Iraq.
Iran contends that the US, Israel and other nations are behind the mass movement that has emerged in the last two months demanding reform in the country.
The second day of the national strike in France on Friday with train service disrupted and other sectors also affected. BFM-TV in France says that only 30 percent of schools in Paris are closed today. The number was much higher yesterday.
The protests aimed at the pension reform plans of President Emmanuel Macron which are expected to cut pension benefits.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said today that the government will roll out details of its pension reform plan next Wednesday (December 11th).
Now labor unions are calling for a renewed all out strike on Tuesday. Strike actions will continue through the weekend with less intensity.
The live video feed of BFM-TV in France......LINK
BFM-TV website translated into English......LINK
The British Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says that contrary to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's assertion of no border with Ireland in his Brexit plan, there will be a hard border.
That's based on a secret government document that has been leaked out.
The minor parties again left out of the debate Friday night held by the BBC with Corbyn and Conservative Party Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the stage. The General Election in the UK is next Thursday.
WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL PAT CIPOLLONE TELLING THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE THERE WILL BE NO PARTICIPATION IN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS NEXT WEEK.
CIPOLLONE'S LETTER TO THE DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED COMMITTEE DESCRIBES THE PROCESS AS A 'CHARADE' AND URGES THE COMMITTEE TO 'END THIS PROCESS NOW'.
The US House voting Friday to endorse a two state solution involving Israel and the Palestinians.
The resolution sponsored by 193 Democrat lawmakers passed 226 to 188.
The US Supreme Court decided Friday that lower court rulings blocking federal executions can stay in place, but it directed the federal appeals court to act "with appropriate dispatch" in resolving the matter.
The lower courts are preventing the Justice Department from resuming executions of federal death row inmates planned to resume this month.
Movie producer Harvey Weinstein is violating the terms of his bail ahead of his trial for rape and sexual assault next month.
That's how New York Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon sees the situation citing 56 violations involving disabling his tracking device.
At a court hearing Friday, she called for bail to be raised from one million to five million dollars.
The judge in the case refused the prosecutor's request for a gag order on Weinstein's defense attorney Donna Rotunno who she says is tainting the jury pool with her media appearances but will consider the bail increase request when the hearing resumes Wednesday.
More from the "New York Daily News".....LINK
CALIFORNIA'S PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC ANNOUNCING TONIGHT A 13.5 BILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES FROM WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA.
THE SETTLEMENT WILL HELP TO PAVE THE WAY FOR THE UTILITY'S BANKRUPTCY.
MORE FROM THE "SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE".....LINK
The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to again allow cyanide traps to be used to kill foxes, coyotes and wild dogs.
Collette Adkins of the Center for Biological Diversity called the EPA decision "appalling" and one that will "endanger" people, pets and endangered species.
The US Department of Agriculture is saying that the traps will protect livestock from predators and also protect endangered species. It is also being said that the traps will prevent the spread of disease.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday. Iran and Syria said to be among the topics discussed plus the reduction of friction between Russian forces in Syria and the Israel Defense Forces.
In Samoa the vaccination drive continued Friday as a result of a measles epidemic that has killed dozens.
Emergency powers assumed by the government of the South Pacific island nation have led to the arrest of an anti-vaccination activist that may put him in prison for two years.
Late word from Samoa where its now Saturday is that some 90 percent of the country's population has been vaccinated against measles.
More on the story from "Al Jazeera"....LINK
Federal prosecutors dropped a new charge on singer R. Kelly who's already facing sexual abuse charges in Chicago and New York courtrooms next year.
Kelly accused of bribing an official in New York to get fake ID for an underage 15-year old girl he married in 1994. Media reports say the marriage was to the singer Aaliyah.
The sexual assault report rate for Uber rides in the United States comes out to roughly 1 in every 385,000 over the years 2017 and 2018.
Uber out with a safety report saying it is committed to "improving safety".
The report shows a lower rate of sexual assault reports in 2018 as compared with 2017 with 5,981 sexual assault reports out of 2.3 billion rides in the two year period.
More from the BBC......LINK
China is waiving high tariffs on some US products. The country's Ministry of Finance announced Friday that the levies on US soybeans and pork will not be imposed while trade talks between the US and China continue.
Unemployment last month with the rate down to 3.5 percent. 266-thousand new jobs added in November.
Elon Musk is the winner in a defamation suit brought by a British caver Vernon Unsworth. Unsworth was involved in last year's rescue of school boys trapped in a cave in Thailand.
That's when Musk described Unsworth as "pedo guy". The jury in the case deciding that those words did not constitute defamation.
A story on the case published by the BBC.....LINK
And for now that's the way it really is Newsdump Friday December 6th, 2019.