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BIG BUSINESS ABANDONS TRUMP IN WAKE OF CHARLOTTESVILLE REMARKS “The White House’s two advisory councils of top business executives disbanded on Wednesday amid intense public blowback against President Donald Trump’s response to the deadly attack by an accused white supremacist in Charlottesville, Virginia.” Pundits, historians and politicians alike have commented on the president’s moral authority, while Fox’s Shep Smith said he couldn’t find a single Republican to go on his show to defend the president’s remarks. Here’s why Heather Heyer was the worst nightmare of the so-called “alt-right.” And Charlottesville was illuminated by a different kind of light Wednesday, when thousands gathered at UVA for a candlelit vigil. [HuffPost] [Tweet | Share on Facebook]
SOUTH KOREA: TRUMP WILL CONSULT US BEFORE ACTION ON NORTH KOREA The president reportedly promised the country. [Reuters]
THE INTERVIEW THAT PUT STEVE BANNON ON THIN ICE WITH TRUMP AND CRASHED THE AMERICAN PROSPECT SERVERS In an interview with The American Prospect, Bannon said “there’s no military solution” to North Korea and talked about Trump playing to his base. [HuffPost]
TEEN OVERDOSE DEATHS ARE SURGING From 2014 to 2015, drug overdose deaths jumped 19 percent among teens aged 15 to 19. [HuffPost]
HOWARD FINEMAN: A DIVIDED COUNTRY IS WHAT TRUMP WANTS “Donald Trump seems perfectly willing to destroy the country to maintain his own power.” [HuffPost]
5 ARE MISSING AFTER AN ARMY HELICOPTER WENT DOWN OVER HAWAII “A Marine collision last year in the same area killed 12.” [HuffPost]
AL QAEDA IS CALLING FOR TRAIN DERAILMENTS IN AMERICA AND EUROPE “The magazine also features a detailed 18-page-long guide on how to build a ‘derail tool’ with cardboard, an empty plastic container, part of a rubber tyre, pipes, iron wires, screws, sheet metal, and cement.” [Business Insider]
MERRIAM-WEBSTER: SEARCHES FOR ‘FASCISM’ AND ‘BIGOT’ SPIKED Following the weekend’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. [HuffPost]
NATALEE HOLLOWAY’S FATHER IS HAVING REMAINS TESTED FOR DNA After bones were found while he and private investigator T.J. Ward were chasing leads. [HuffPost]
CONGRATS TO EMMA STONE, THE TOP PAID ACTRESS FOR THE YEAR She knocked J-Law off the top spot. [Forbes]
BONNIE TYLER WILL SING ‘TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART’ DURING THE ECLIPSE MONDAY No, that is not an Onion headline. [HuffPost]
EVEN MARTHA STEWART CAN VOUCH FOR THIS FOLDING OF THE FITTED SHEET VIDEO We bow down to their abilities. We usually just give up, throw the balled up sheet into the closet and call it a day. [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
“The night the oxygen ran out in an Indian hospital.”
The potential military conflict between China and India the world is overlooking.
Trump’s Art of the Deal co-author says the president is on the verge of resigning.
Apple is throwing $1 billion at original content.
Trump’s attorney forwarded an email rant defending Robert E. Lee that reportedly said Black Lives Matter was infiltrated by terrorists.
PayPal is shutting down access for Richard Spencer and other right-wing extremists.
The HBO hacks just won’t end: Their social media accounts were briefly taken over Wednesday.
How a board game came between a grieving mother and best friend.
The one ingredient you shouldn’t be cooking in your cast iron skillet.
Using this emoticon in emails can make you look incompetent ― be right back, scrubbing it from all of our college correspondence.
This first pitch fail at the Red Sox game is almost as painful to watch as the Cardinals blowing their chance at salvaging their season.
Serena Williams is barefoot, pregnant and radiant in Vogue.
Taylor Swift sent flowers to the company that displayed Post-It notes of her lyrics in the windows of the building across from her trial.
Find someone who looks at you like this when you walk down the aisle.