The Daily Populous

Thursday September 6th, 2018 day edition

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MADISON, Ala. -- After three months of ideas, voting and speculation, it has been decided: Madison’s Minor League Baseball team will be known as the Rocket City Trash Pandas.

"I don't want to compare it to rocket science, but there's a lot that goes into naming a baseball team," he said after the reveal.

Higley said, surprisingly, he wasn't thinking of Guardians of the Galaxy when he came up with Trash Pandas.

Martin Serafin of Madison brought his two sons, Noah and Martin, to the celebration at Rocket Republic on Wednesday.

"We came in knowing it would be a tough battle against the trash pandas, and they pulled it out," Linares admitted.

We asked Linares, who lives in Madison, what she thinks about the Rocket City identifier in the team name.

"I live in Madison, I love Madison," she said, "but I thought maybe the Rocket City would encompass the entire community the best.". »

Roy Moore suing Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation over TV sketch mocking him

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Roy Moore, the former U.S. Senate candidate from Alabama, filed a $95 million US lawsuit Wednesday, accusing Sacha Baron Cohen of defamation for duping him into appearing on the actor's Who Is America?

Moore, a Republican and former chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, also brought defamation claims against Showtime and its parent, CBS Corp., over a sketch broadcast on July 29 that appeared to portray him as a sex offender.

Moore has filed a defamation lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen, pictured, over an episode of the comedian's new television series that aired in July. »

Trump is losing the trade war with China and the EU, based on his favorite report card

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Despite the imposition of tariffs and counter-tariffs in July, the US trade deficit increased to $50.1 billion, a 9.6% increase from the previous month, according to the US Census Bureau.

For the year, the trade deficit increased to $338 billion, compared to $316 billion in the first seven months of 2017.

But in addition to the overall deficit, the goods trade deficit with both China and the EU hit record highs in the month of July:. »

Dumpster baby rescuer says he's the dad

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The mother of a baby found Tuesday in a garbage bin possibly didn't realize she was pregnant, police say.

The man who claims to be the father of the baby said he was unaware his girlfriend was even pregnant.

"It was within hours of birth, which is incredibly lucky that the passerby responded to the cries," said Barber. »

‘The FCC Chair Is Outright Lying to Reporters and Congress’

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Just a few days ago, FCC chair Ajit Pai confirmed to a Senate committee what everyone and their mother suspected, that there was no such cyber attack, and he knew it.

We’re joined, now, to discuss this debacle, and where we’re at in the fight to restore net neutrality, by Evan Greer.

So we definitely sounded the alarm right away, and provided those API logs to the FCC. »