Trump Backtracks on NAFTA, ESPN Layoffs, and More
Hours after President Donald Trump said that he would be pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement — which he had railed against during his campaign — he told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he would not be pulling out of the deal after all.
“President Trump agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time and the leaders agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the renegotiation of the NAFTA deal to the benefit of all three countries,” White House said. Read the story from The AP.
Layoffs at ESPN
ESPN announced on Wednesday that it would be laying off 100 on-air personalities, beat reporters, radio hosts, and people who work behind the scenes. The purge is designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future. Read the story from AdAge.
Amazon Echo Look
Need help picking out your outfit in the morning? A new Amazon product, called the Amazon Echo Look, can do just that. Read the story from Popular Science.
Simon the Bunny
Simon, a gigantic 10-month-old, 3-foot-long rabbit, died on a United Airlines flight from London to Chicago. Read the story from Mic.
United Airlines Raises Its Limits
Speaking of United: In the wake of terrible press coverage in response to how the company handled removal of a passenger a few weeks ago, the airline said it will increase the limits of what it will pay people to bump off an oversold flight to $10,000. The current limit is $1,350. Read the story from The AP.
The Trump administration launched the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office, which intends to “assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens,” according to the Department of Homeland Security. And people have been calling it to report aliens — only they’re not reporting the kind of aliens the office was hoping for. Read the story from The Atlantic.