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Jerry Lewis, Hollywood survivor, showman, dies at 91

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis epitomized what it meant to be a survivor in Hollywood. Through ups and downs in popularity, health troubles and weight fluctuations and the sorts of seismic shifts that take place over decades in the entertainment industry, Lewis always figured out a way to battle back, to reinvent himself, to stay relevant. It's what enduring stars know how to do instinctively; perhaps it's that very drive that makes them stars in the first place.

Trump to ask US to trust him on Afghanistan

CNN

Donald Trump will ask Americans Monday to trust him on his new Afghanistan strategy, exercising a president's most somber duty, a decision on waging war, at a time when his own political standing is deeply compromised.

The world's top artificial intelligence companies are pleading for a ban on killer robots

Business Insider

A revolution in warfare where killer robots, or...

10 sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with 600-foot tanker

CNBC

Initial reports indicated the USS John S. McCain sustained damage to its port side, U.S. authorities said.

Trump's neo-Nazi rally comments thrust GOP doubts into open

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party. Behind the high-profile denunciations voiced this week by GOP senators once considered Trump allies, scores of other, influential Republicans began to express grave concerns about the state of the Trump presi

Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan after 16 years of combat and lives lost. The speech Monday night will also give Trump a chance for a reset after one of the most difficult weeks of his short presidency.

The US and South Korea are holding war games. Here's how North Korea might respond

CNBC

America's annual joint military exercises with South Korea begin Monday, and they may hold more potential to provoke than ever.

Americans stake out prime viewing spots to see sun go dark

Associated Press

Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. Eclipse-watchers everywhere — and millions were expected to peer at the sun — fretted about the weather and hoped for clear skies for the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast across the U.S. in practically a century.

US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. The Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills are largely computer-simulated war games held every summer and have drawn furious responses from North Korea, which views them as an invasion rehearsal. Pyongyang's state media on Sunday called this year's drills a "rec

Intel first 8th generation processors are just updated 7th generation chips

Ars Technica

No Coffee Lake or Cannonlake here; these are doubled up Kaby Lake parts.

University of Texas removes four Confederate statues

Al Jazeera English

Texas university president says Confederate statues are used by white supremacists as symbolism for hatred and bigotry.

Total Chases Growth With $5 Billion Purchase of Maersk Oil

Bloomberg

Total SA agreed to buy the oil and gas unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, the French company’s biggest acquisition since 1999 and another sign of the accelerating pace of energy deals after a long downturn.

Sempra Bests Berkshire With $9.45 Billion Offer for Oncor

Bloomberg

U.S. utility owner Sempra Energy has agreed to buy control of Texas power distributor Oncor Electric Delivery Co. for $9.45 billion, topping a bid by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. just last month.

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Business Insider

Hello! Here's what you need to know on Monday...

Chicago Professor Allegedly Killed His Boyfriend As Part Of A Sexual Fantasy

Buzzfeed

A fatal stabbing by a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee was part of an elaborate fantasy, prosecutors said.

UNAMA: ISIL, Taliban jointly attacked Mirzawalang

Al Jazeera English

At least 36 were killed in early August violence by fighters of both groups, UNAMA says, as witnesses recall horror.