Monday morning news, February 10, 2020


Democrats stump in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday primary » White House hopefuls are out in force in New Hampshire ahead of tomorrow’s first-in-the-nation primary

BUTTIGIEG: Are you ready to make history on Tuesday and then go win in November?! 

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg heard there campaigning in Manchester. Following last week’s Iowa caucuses, he rode into the Granite State in a dead heat with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Thirteen delegates went to Buttegieg—and 12 to Sanders—who told Fox News, he is a proud socialist. And he charged President Trump with practicing a different brand of socialism. 

SANDERS: The difference between my socialism and Trump’s socialism is I believe the government should help working families, not billionaires. 

Meantime, former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to ABC’s This Week, warned that if Sanders is the nominee, his embrace of socialism will drag down the entire party. 

BIDEN: It’s a bigger uphill climb, running as a senator or a congressperson or as a governor on a ticket that calls itself a Democratic Socialist ticket. 

Biden has called his fourth place finish in Iowa a “gut punch.” He’s still leading all candidates in national polls. But the latest average of New Hampshire polls show him narrowly trailing Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren for third place.


Man arrested after driving van into voter registration tent » Police in Jacksonville, Florida, have arrested a man after he allegedly drove into a voter registration tent at a shopping center. 

Mark Alfieri was volunteering in the tent. He told WFOX news that the suspect drove up in a minivan.

ALFIERI: Was waving at us, kind of friendly demeanor. We thought he was coming up to talk to us. Instead, he accelerated his his vehicle and plowed right into our tent, our tables. 

Nobody was hurt, but Alfieri said the van came within inches of striking people inside the tent. He said there was no question that the driver intentionally plowed into the tent. 

ALFIERI: After he ran over everything, he backed up, kind of recorded the damage, made some obscene gestures at us. 

Jacksonville Sheriff’s deputies arrested 27-year-old Gregory Timm. He faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault. 

Police have not indicated a motive for the attack. But the Republican party of Duval County set up the tent on Saturday. And on Twitter, the county GOP said six volunteers for President Trump’s campaign “were intentionally targeted while registering voters.”


Families mourn victims of Thailand’s deadliest mass shooting » Many families in Thailand are mourning today after a mass shooting that killed at least 28 people at several locations.  

AUDIO: [Sound of vigil]

Sounds there from a vigil honoring the victims yesterday. 

Officials say a soldier angry about a land dispute went on a 16-hour shooting rampage that started Saturday in northeastern Thailand. The soldier first shot and killed his commanding officer and his mother-in-law at their home. 

He then went to an army facility, where he grabbed several assault weapons and ammunition, and stole an army vehicle. He later opened fire at a Buddhist temple and a shopping mall in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima. Outside the mall, he fired into traffic, hitting pedestrians, cars and motorcyclists. 

AUDIO: [Sound from Thailand] 

He then walked into the mall and continued shooting. 

Police and military personnel hunted the gunman overnight inside the mall and fatally shot him Sunday morning. 

The attack was Thailand’s biggest mass shooting carried out by a single gunman.


Coronavirus has now infected more than 38,000 globally » The latest numbers from global health officials show the coronavirus has now infected about 38,000 people globally and killed more than 800. 

The vast majority of those cases are in China. 

Fourteen American citizens are infected with the virus in Japan. They are among 69 people who tested positive aboard a cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama. Officials transferred them to a hospital for treatment. 

But nearly 4,000 passengers are stuck in their cabins—including Milena Basso and her husband, who were on their honeymoon.

BASSO: Apparently, our release date is February 19. That’s like, quote-unquote, when we’ll be released without restriction, and we can board a commercial flight, and once we enter the U.S. we will have to go through quarantine again. 

That quarantine protocol in the United States is one of the measures officials say is helping to protect the public. Homeland Security Acting Deputy Director Ken Cuccinelli said most people traveling into the country, even from China, have not required a quarantine. 

CUCCINELLI: They have been working effectively. We’ve screened over 20,000 people coming straight from China, and of those only 10 have required quarantining or secondary care.

There are currently 12 confirmed cases of the virus in the United States.


Parasite wins Best Picture at Oscars » The biggest stars in Hollywood gathered at the Dolby Theater in LA last night for the 92nd Academy Awards. 

Oscar for Best Picture went to Parasite—making it the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture. Bong Joon Ho also won the Oscar for Directing Parasite

The award Best for Best Actor went to Joaquin Phoenix for his performance in Joker

JOKER TRAILER: Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there? 

Best Actress went to Renee Zellweger for Judy.

JUDY TRAILER: I want what everybody wants. I think I just have a harder time getting it. 

Brad Pitt won his second Oscar—his first for acting—winning best Supporting Actor for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

And Laura Dern won best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story.


(AP Photo/Steven Senne) Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks to an audience during a campaign rally, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Dover, N.H. 

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