Quotation of the Day: Rebellion by Business Leaders Spelled End of Trump Councils – The New York Times

“These executives cannot live with customers thinking they are in cahoots with someone who supports white supremacists or neo-Nazis.” ~BILL GEORGE, the former chief executive of Medtronic and a board member of Goldman Sachs, on a mass defection of business leaders from advisory councils after President Trump blamed “both sides” …

Celebrity birthdays for Aug. 18, 2017

Movie director Roman Polanski is 84. Actor Robert Redford is 81. Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 74. Singer Sarah Dash (LaBelle) is 72. Comedian Elayne Boosler is 65. Country singer Steve Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons is 62. Comedian-actor Denis Leary is 60. Actor Reg E. Cathey (“House of Cards”) is 59. …

Venezuela prison ‘massacre’ kills 37 – BBC News

Special interior ministry forces were sent in to regain control of the jail in Puerto Ayacucho. At least 37 people have been killed in a prison riot in southern Venezuela, prosecutors say. Special interior ministry forces were sent in to regain control of the jail in Puerto Ayacucho, the capital …