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1. Financial development surged within the second quarter, with the US’s gross home product rising at an annual fee of four.1 p.c.
It was the strongest quarter since 2014.
The acceleration was extensively anticipated by economists, who described it because of a confluence of occasions unlikely to recur. Most economists count on development to gradual within the second half of the 12 months. Above, soy beans grown for Unilever in Iowa.
On the White Home on Friday, President Trump claimed credit score for an economic system he referred to as the “envy of the whole world.”
“Because the commerce offers are available in, one after the other, we’re going to go quite a bit larger than these numbers,” he mentioned.
2. A strategic shift is going on on the Environmental Safety Company.
In his first three weeks on the job, Andrew Wheeler, the performing company chief, has sought to cease two main efforts by his predecessor, Scott Pruitt, who resigned amid a bunch of ethics investigations.
On Friday, Mr. Wheeler reversed the ultimate coverage of his predecessor: granting a loophole that may allow extra extremely polluting vehicles on the roads. And behind the scenes, Mr. Wheeler is embroiled in a battle over gutting a significant Obama-era auto emissions rule. Mr. Wheeler thinks the hassle to reverse it gained’t rise up in court docket; the Division of Transportation is betting on a good make-up of justices within the Supreme Courtroom.
Mr. Wheeler’s motion indicators a extra cautious method to stripping away environmental rules than the course Mr. Pruitt took.
three. The nation’s housing company plans to triple rents for about 712,000 of the poorest tenants receiving federal housing assist.
It’s the newest method below Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and concrete growth, to interrupt what he sees as a cycle of “dependency” in aiding the poor. The division additionally plans to loosen the cap on rents on four.5 million households enrolled in federal voucher and public housing packages nationwide. Above, Mr. Carson talks with native officers of the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority in Ohio.
Native officers appear resigned to the truth that they’ll obtain little or no assist from the Trump administration.
“To be brutally sincere, I feel that we aren’t actually getting any assist proper now out of Washington, and the scenario has gotten actually dangerous over the past two years,” mentioned one Las Vegas housing official.
four. Wildfires proceed to rage in California.
In Northern California, two folks have been killed and dozens of buildings burned within the fast-moving blaze, generally known as the Carr Fireplace. The wildfire has swept over the Sacramento River and pushed into the outskirts of Redding, the most important metropolis within the area, the place an evacuation order is in place.
Firefighters struggled to comprise its development; the blaze was three p.c contained on Friday, down from 6 p.c on Thursday night time.
Additional south, an arson suspect was arrested in connection to the Cranston hearth, which additionally continues to burn. That fireplace unfold quickly throughout a mountainous space east of Los Angeles.
5. Leslie Moonves, CBS’s chief government, will probably be investigated for allegations of misconduct, the corporate’s board of administrators mentioned Friday.
The administrators launched a press release, which didn’t particularly establish Mr. Moonves, after The Hollywood Reporter posted an article on-line saying The New Yorker was set to publish an article detailing allegations of sexual misconduct towards him.
CBS shares fell by greater than 6 p.c after that report.
6. “The journey to get right here was tough. We didn’t wish to do it. However we needed to.”
That is downtown McAllen, Tex., the place the bus station has turn into a brand new, impromptu Ellis Island. Hundreds of undocumented immigrants go by this portal after a monthslong journey to America’s Southwest border and past.
However in contrast to the historic gateway in New York Harbor, all of the immigrants passing by the McAllen bus terminal have successfully been jailed by the authorities once they first arrived in the US. They proceed to return, they are saying, as a result of they search to flee violence and poverty.
Tonight, a federal choose will determine whether or not lots of of households now in detention will be deported.
7. New York may turn into the primary main metropolis in the US to cap the variety of automobiles driving for Uber and different ride-hailing providers.
Laws being thought-about by the Metropolis Council is a part of an aggressive transfer to deal with issues that Uber and its counterparts have led to worsening congestion and low driver wages.
New York’s sturdy stance towards Uber comes as cities world wide are grappling with how to reply to the surge in ride-hail apps.
Final month, Uber gained again its license to function in London after agreeing to stricter rules. Uber instantly fought again in New York and mentioned the cap would harm prospects and “depart New Yorkers stranded.”
eight. When a surfer lands a skateboard trick, who will get to call it?
In mid-Could, Albee Layer soared off a wave and pulled off what appeared like an unique transfer on a surfboard. Video of the transfer went viral, and so did the dialog from the likes of Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater.
Royalty of browsing, skateboarding and snowboarding weighed in on whose sporting heritage the trick evoked most. Our reporter unpacked the colourful debate about what to name it.
9. He runs, drives, dives, shoots, flies, falls and repeatedly teeters on the sting of catastrophe.
Ethan Hunt, performed by Tom Cruise, has returned for an additional installment of high-flying feats and spectacle-cinema extremes in “Mission: Unimaginable — Fallout.” The sixth installment of the sequence presents a “complete lot of every thing,” our critic writes.
She describes it as “an leisure machine par excellence.”
10. We finish the week on a constructive word.
There’s a brand new Alzheimer’s drug exhibiting huge promise in early trials. A British grocery store chain is introducing “quieter hour” for autistic consumers. And a beneficiant however nameless donor, above, revealed her identification. Listed here are these tales, and different excellent news from the week.
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