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A.M. notes: 'Cloud hanging' over the U. after HCI rift, Trump threatens North Korea, Disney to pull Netflix content

Here’s a look at the news for Aug. 9.

U. still feel effects of cancer institute rift

Dr. Loris Betz, the University of Utah's acting senior vice president of health sciences, said Tuesday that the school is still feeling the effects of the Cancer Institute rift from earlier this year, according to the Deseret News.

Betz said there are "clouds hanging over the health sciences" that will continue until new leadership is chosen.

Betz also said "he is forging ahead with many of the initiatives started or sustained by the former senior vice president of health sciences, Dr. Vivian Lee," according to the Deseret News.

Lee headed the U.’s health department and “was at the center of heated controversy over the firing by email and swift reinstatement of Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO Mary Beckerle,” according to the Deseret News.

Lee eventually resigned her post.

"Obviously things changed a lot in April," Betz said. "I don’t need to review all that went on. I want you to know that while I am back in this position I really do intend to maintain the great forward momentum that Vivian created."

Read more at the Deseret News.

Ainge family comments on super PAC spending

Danny Ainge, the general manager of the Boston Celtics, donated $250,000 to the political action committee supporting his son, Tanner Ainge.

But the former BYU basketball star says his family "have nothing to do with how the money's being spent," according to the Deseret News.

"The money is theirs to do what they want to do with it. We're at their mercy," Danny Ainge told the Deseret News. "I know it sounds like there is some involvement, but there is not. We have zero to do with the super PAC."

Ainge said he hasn’t paid much attention to the race, given his current stint as Celtics GM.

Still, he hopes his son wins the race for the 3rd Congressional District.

"I've got a full-time job, and I'm not paying attention to all that stuff," he said. "We're just trying to support our son. … We think he has a chance to have a real positive impact, and we're trying to give him a chance."

Read more at the Deseret News.

Trump threatens North Korea with fire

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that North Korea should expect “fire and fury” if the Asian nation continues to threaten the United States, according to The New York Times.

Trump did not identify what actions from North Korea “would cross his line,” according to the NYT.

Still, Trump told reporters that North Korea has made too many threats.

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump said on Tuesday. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

Reports on Tuesday suggested North Korea has been contemplating a strike on the U.S. military base in Guam, according to BBC.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that there is no imminent threat to Guam or the United States, BBC reported.

Read more at the New York Times.

Disney pulling content from Netflix

Disney announced plans Friday to end its partnership with Netflix starting in 2019.

Disney will later add its own streaming service, starting with films released in 2019, including “Toy Story 4” and the live-action “The Lion King” film.

Disney also said it will launch an ESPN streaming service in 2018 to win back viewers of the sports channel.

https://twitter.com/stevekovach/status/895020766735077377But Netflix will still have Disney content for the foreseeable future.

Read more at the Deseret News.

The New York island you can’t visit

Vox recently shared a video about a small island in New York City that no one is allowed to visit.

Watch below.

There's a tiny island on the East River that you've probably never heard of, and you're not allowed to visit it.