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  • ‘Fox & Friends’ Applauds Barr’s Mueller Report Rollout: ‘Transparency at Its Finest’ news

    Fox & Friends, the president’s most loyal morning show, on Thursday lauded Attorney General William Barr for opting to hold a press conference hours ahead of releasing the much-anticipated report compiled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.The Department of Justice has said that Barr will hold a news conference at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday to talk about the findings of the probe, which investigated ties between President Trump and Russians who meddled in the 2016 election. Officials will hand over the color-code redacted report to Congress on compact discs, between 11 a.m. and noon on Thursday. The report will be posted online for the public at an unspecified time afterward.“What more can he do?” Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked. “Transparency at its finest, but still the Democrats aren’t happy.”She’s right—the Democrats aren’t happy. Many lawmakers have taken issue with the fact that Barr’s press conference will take place before anyone has had the chance to read the report—thus maximizing the administration’s ability to spin it in advance, and potentially avoid any tough questions.“Bill Barr sent a letter purporting to summarize Mueller’s conclusions,” tweeted Rep. Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee. “He took it upon himself to reach a conclusion on obstruction. He adopted the President’s ‘spying’ smears. Now, he will spin a report no one has read. My advice: Wait to read Mueller’s words for yourself.Meanwhile Rep. Jerry Nadler, the House Judiciary Committee chairman, chimed in: “Attorney General Barr wrote to me on April 1: ‘I do not believe it would be in the public’s interest for me to attempt to summarize the full report.’ I agree. So why is the AG holding a press conference tomorrow morning to go over the Mueller report?” Back on the curvy couch, Judge Andrew Napolitano at first complained about the delay but then said: “It’s been two years, we can wait a few more hours.”“Would I like to be at the press conference? Yeah,” Napolitano said. “Would you like to have read the report before the press conference? This is just his style. I actually give him credit for doing that. Except that I’m here at 5 in the morning here to read this thing and now I find out I’m not going to get it until like 11 or 11:30.”Ed Henry, filling in for Friends co-host Steve Doocy, added: “But he’s going to testify probably in the next few weeks anyway after everyone’s had a chance to read the report. It seems like it’s just partisanship.“He’s putting it out there!”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:10:07 -0400
  • How Did Notre Dame Come to Be So Neglected? news

    With Notre Dame still smoldering, French President Emmanuel Macron promised to rebuild the great cathedral and called for donors. France’s luxury industry led the way, with Bernard Arnault, the billionaire founder of the LVMH fashion conglomerate, promising 200 million euros ($226 million) and Francois Pinault of rival fashion group Kering 100 million euros. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo offered money from city coffers and promised to organize an international donor conference.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:10:43 -0400
  • Ukraine comedian vows to break old system in pre-vote debate news

    A comedian tipped to take over Ukraine's presidency vowed on Friday to dismantle the old political system as he went head-to-head with his incumbent rival in an extraordinary stadium debate before this weekend's vote. The hour-long debate at Kiev's Olympic Stadium capped a weeks-long sensational campaign in a war-torn country seen as a buffer between the European Union and Russia. "I am not a politician," said Zelensky, opening the first and only policy debate of the presidential race.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:51:24 -0400
  • Man who carried gas cans into NY cathedral charged with attempted arson news

    Wednesday's incident occurred two days after a massive fire severely damaged the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, causing global shock and sorrow. A New York City Police Department official said Marc Lamparello, a New Jersey resident, was charged with second-degree attempted arson, second-degree reckless endangerment and trespassing after he entered the Roman Catholic cathedral in midtown Manhattan just before 8 p.m. on Wednesday and was confronted by a security guard. As Lamparello turned to leave the cathedral, police said, gasoline spilled from the cans he was carrying, causing cathedral staff to alert police officers stationed outside the church.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:21:52 -0400
  • The Latest: Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on Madeira news

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local):

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:10:10 -0400
  • Sears sues Lampert, claiming he looted company and drove it into bankruptcy

    Sears Holdings Corp sued longtime Chairman Eddie Lampert, his hedge fund ESL Investments, and former directors including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, accusing them of allowing the retailer to be looted of billions of dollars before its October 2018 bankruptcy. The lawsuit, made public on Thursday, was filed by the restructuring team winding down what remains of the pre-bankruptcy Sears following Lampert's $5.2 billion purchase in February of most of its assets. Sears accused Lampert of ordering the creation of bogus financial plans showing the retailer would turn itself around even as it racked up huge losses, enabling the transfer of five major assets including Land's End and Sears Hometown Outlet for his benefit.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:22:27 -0400
  • Some Microsoft employees allege policies 'discriminate' against Asians, white men

    Debate is raging at Microsoft after some employees questioned the company's push to recruit more women and minorities on an internal message board.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 21:01:38 -0400
  • Boeing conducts final test flight of 737 MAX with software fix news

    Boeing has conducted a final test flight of a 737 MAX model with an updated anti-stall system prior to its certification by aviation authorities, the aerospace manufacturer said Wednesday. CEO Dennis Muilenberg tweeted a video where he said the test flight was carried out on Tuesday, adding that test pilots have completed 120 flights totaling more than 203 hours of airtime with the software fix for the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS). Investigators have zeroed in on the system as a factor behind the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes in October and in March respectively, killing nearly 350 people in total.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:08:17 -0400
  • Don't Wait to Book Summer Air Travel | 737 Max news

    737 Max Fallout: Don't Wait to Book Summer Air Travel If you’re thinking of taking a summer vacation but haven’t yet booked your airline tickets, here’s one bit of advice: This is not the year t...

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:17:44 -0400
  • Why Mueller's report won't matter much in 2020 news

    Democrats already know how they feel about Trump. What they want is a nominee who won’t become inexorably swallowed up in Trump’s all-consuming vortex of personal insults and cultural smears.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 05:00:01 -0400
  • Anger followed Notre Dame grief for yellow vest protesters news

    PARIS (AP) — For many yellow vest protesters, the stinging sadness that came with the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral has quickly given way to boiling anger.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:56:12 -0400
  • Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border fire: army news

    Israel on Friday struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip with tank and aircraft fire after troops were shot at on the Israeli side of the border, the army said. The Israeli military said in a statement that "no injuries to soldiers were reported" after its troops came under fire. Palestinian security sources in Hamas-ruled Gaza told AFP that the Israeli strikes hit Hamas military observation posts at three locations along the frontier.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:29:24 -0400
  • View Photos of the Volkswagen I.D. Buggy

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    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:01:00 -0400
  • Man Charged With Trying to Set St. Patrick’s on Fire Was Arrested at Newark Cathedral Days Earlier news

    TIMOTHY A. CLARYDays before a 37-year-old philosophy professor allegedly tried to set fire to the iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the heart of Manhattan, he was arrested for refusing to leave a church in New Jersey—setting off a bizarre 48 hours for a man who previously had little interaction with law enforcement.According to an arrest report of the incident at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart obtained by The Daily Beast, Marc Lamparello was charged Monday night after he refused orders from an Essex County Deputy Sheriff to leave the Newark church.The cathedral was closing and Lamparello, who was seated in a pew according to the report, allegedly told a sheriff who asked him to leave: “If you want me to leave tonight, you’re gonna have to handcuff me and arrest me tonight and take me to jail.”A few moments later, as two sheriffs tried to get him to leave, Lamparello apparently threw himself onto a pew and yelled “no.” Then, as officers tried to take him into custody, he resisted, and at one point threw himself onto the church floor, stating, “I’m not leaving. God wants me here. I know all the sins the priests have committed.” Details of the arrest emerged as authorities in New York charged Lamparello Thursday afternoon with attempted arson, reckless endangerment, and city code violations related to illegally transporting flammable materials in public places. It was not clear when Lamparello would be arraigned. He was transported Thursday afternoon to the psychiatric ward at Bellevue Hospital for evaluation, police said.Police are still working to determine Lamparello’s motive, but John Miller, the head of the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau, said investigators with the NYPD and FBI in New York reviewed the case throughout the night and determined there “doesn’t appear to be any connection to any terrorist group or any terrorist related intent here.”But, Miller added that based on Lamparello’s movements and the fact he had gasoline, lighter fluid that is used for igniting a grill, and a bag filled with lighters, police believe he was planning to set fire inside St. Patrick’s“There is significant reason to doubt the veracity of his statements and his intent with those items seem to be to set a fire,” he said.Police were particularly concerned since the incident took place days after an accidental fire destroyed parts of Notre Dame in Paris.“You would have to say from our standpoint...there was certainly attention to that when  he showed up at an iconic church,” Miller said, adding that he could not say that Lamparello made any statements related to the Notre Dame fire.The charges capped a bizarre two days for Lamparello, who teaches philosophy and published a book on the subject titled Reason and Counterpoint, in 2016. Before Monday his only run-ins with the law included a drug possession charge in 2005, a senior law-enforcement official said.Lamparello has worked as a professor at several colleges and universities, including Brooklyn College, Seton Hall University, and Lehman College, where he is a part-time online professor lecturer and PhD candidate in the philosophy department. The schools confirmed Lamparello’s previous or current employment.“We are aware that an individual was arrested last night after an incident at St. Patrick’s Cathedral,” Lehman College spokesperson Sarah Ramsey said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “The individual was hired at Lehman College during this academic year and was a part-time online instructor this semester.”After his arrest, however, Lehman confirmed that it will terminate Lamparello’s employment with the college.The New Jersey native has ties to the Catholic Church. As recently as 2013, Lamparello was the music director at St. Joseph’s Church in East Rutherford, New Jersey, according to a church bulletin posted online. Church bulletins suggest he was in the role for at least three years, beginning in 2011. The church did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.It all seemed to unravel around 10:30 p.m. Monday when he was approached by police in Newark. According to the arrest report in New Jersey, Lamparello was charged with resisting arrest and obstruction and released after being evaluated by medics that responded to the scene. Lamparello did not have any flammable materials in New Jersey, police said.Miller said police determined that Lamparello has homes in both New York and New Jersey but had been living in a hotel the past few days.Investigators also learned that on Wednesday morning before he left for New York, Lamparello booked a $2,800 flight to Italy that would have departed at 5:20 p.m. Thursday, Miller said.The NYPD determined that Lamparello arrived in the area near St. Patrick’s around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Miller said. Surveillance video from the area and security cameras at the building show his van circling the block as well as getting in and out of the vehicle.Around 7.55 p.m., Miller said he returned to the van, opened a back door and took out the two cans of gasoline, two containers of lighter fluid, and a bag filled with lighters. About a minute later, he entered St. Patrick’s Cathedral through the front door and walked about 20 feet before he was confronted by a church usher. “He is approached by the usher, who is working at the front door, who tells him he cannot proceed into the cathedral with these items,” Miller said. “When he puts it down, some of it spills on the floor. He picks it up and leaves.”The usher then alerted members of the NYPD’s counterterrorism bureau who were stationed outside. Two officers followed Lamparello down 50th Street and engaged him in a conversation for “some time” in an effort to vet his story and locate his vehicle, Miller said.“He explains that he was trying to locate his vehicle, that his vehicle was out of gas,” Miller said. “That’s why he possessed the gasoline. At this point he is walking away from his vehicle, which is parked on Fifth Avenue, and not towards it.”The officers determined that Lamparello’s van was not out of gas or located in the direction that he was heading and arrested him for questioning, Miller said.Concerned, members of the joint terrorism task force, which includes the FBI and the NYPD, questioned Lamparello through the night, before determining that the incident appeared to be isolated.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:27:34 -0400
  • Never-before-heard 911 call released as parents who tortured kids face sentencing news

    The parents who garnered national attention for torturing most of their 13 captive children will face a judge for sentencing.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:43:09 -0400
  • U.S. court upholds most of California's 'sanctuary' migrant laws news

    The U.S. Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment. California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement, "We continue to prove in California that the rule of law not only stands for something but that people cannot act outside of it." Scores of Democrat-controlled cities and counties have adopted policies to limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, making them a target for President Donald Trump.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:14:29 -0400
  • BlackBerry Messenger or BBM to be shut down for consumers on May 31 news

    The mobile messaging service BBM, one of the last remnants from BlackBerry’s heyday is about to be closed for consumers.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:16:39 -0400
  • Fossil hunter tries to sell baby T-Rex skeleton on eBay for £2.25m, enraging scientists news

    A fossil hunter’s attempt to sell a young Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton on eBay for $2.95 million (£2.25 million) set off a furore among scientists who warned that it needed to be studied, not sold to the highest bidder.The skeleton’s owner, Alan Detrich, defended his decision to try to sell the 15-foot fossil to a wealthy private collector, arguing that it could still be subject to research.“It’s very hard to reach a billionaire,” he said Wednesday, noting that he hoped a wealthy bidder from Europe or Asia would emerge. “Putting it on eBay is one way to do it.”That outlook has angered scientists who have questioned why Mr Detrich lent the skeleton to the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum two years ago, saying that putting it on public view was part of a strategy to sell the specimen to a rich investor.“Mr Detrich has tried to capitalise on the museum’s good faith by using the exhibition and scientific attention as selling points” on eBay, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology said in a letter last week.It added: “These events undermine the scientific process for studying past life as well as the prospect for future generations to share the natural heritage of our planet.”The skeleton, believed to be a four-year-old T-Rex, was displayed at the museum until recently and has been returned to Mr Detrich.The museum asked that Mr Detrich remove all references to the museum from the original eBay listing, which advertises the fossil’s 21-inch skull and 12 teeth in the lower jaw. The fossil hunter complied.“Most Likely the Only BABY T-Rex in the World!” the ad reads. “It’s a RARE opportunity indeed to ever see a baby REX.”Mr Detrich, who lives in Overbrook, Kansas, said he hoped the exposure from the eBay sale would attract a billionaire wealthy enough to pay his $2.95 million price tag. He did not inform the museum of the sale, he said, but did offer to give it a cast of the specimen.He said he agreed to lend the fossil to the museum two years ago after he and his brother, Robert, unearthed it in 2013 on property he leased near Jordan, Montana, where he hunts for fossils.Mr Detrich said it was not the first time he had received pushback from the scientific community for selling fossils.In 1999, he sought to sell a T-Rex skeleton on eBay for $5.8 million (£4.5 million) and was unsuccessful after pranksters flooded the auction with fake bids. He said he wanted the juvenile skeleton to be studied even if it ended up with a wealthy collector.Mr Detrich, who said he is in his 70s, began hunting fossils three decades ago.He is also a sculptor who creates religious iconography and other works from dinosaur bones, petrified wood and steel. During the interview, he pointed out that he was voted one of People magazine’s “Top Bachelors” in 2001.Leonard Krishtalka, the director of the museum, declined to be interviewed.But Anne Tangeman, a spokeswoman for the museum, said in an email: “Our intent was to keep the specimen in the museum sphere to be enjoyed by visitors until it was sold to a museum.”She added, “We learned early last week that the owner had abruptly listed the specimen for sale on eBay without prior warning or checking with us.”Mr Detrich said he had recently tried to find a museum to buy the skeleton but had no luck.That caused a rift with the Kansas museum, he said, because the original eBay listing made it appear as if the museum was promoting the sale to a wealthy investor. It was not.Early this month, Mr Detrich said, he received an email from Krishtalka balking at the eBay sale.“He said, ‘What are you doing?’” Mr Detrich recalled.“Well, I own this thing,” Mr Detrich said of the T-Rex. “It is mine. I can do whatever I want.” So far, he has not received any bids.The New York TImes

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:37:30 -0400
  • The biggest revelations in the Mueller report news

    Key takeaways from the 448-page, moderately redacted special counsel report.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:16:10 -0400
  • NFL defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's college degree withheld for $1 debt news

    Chicago Bears defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix tweeted Thursday that the University of Alabama is holding his degree, which he earned in 2018, over a $1 unpaid debt. It's unclear why Clinton-Dix owes Alabama a single dollar but he should have no problem finding the pocket change as he recently signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Bears in the offseason.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:43:43 -0400
  • Assad urges progress on Idlib deal ahead of Syria talks news

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday called for progress on a stalled buffer zone deal around jihadist-dominated Idlib region ahead of fresh talks aimed at ending his country's eight-year war. Assad met envoy Alexander Lavrentiev from key ally Russia in Damascus to discuss the negotiations due April 25-26 in Kazakhstan. Iran and Russia are the major supporters of the Syrian regime, and along with rebel backer Turkey have sponsored repeated rounds of talks in the Central Asian nation.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:31:18 -0400
  • Widows, ace guide to climb Everest to honor Sherpas news

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Five years after one of the deadliest disasters on Mount Everest, three people from Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community are preparing an ascent to raise awareness about the Nepalese mountain guides who make it possible for hundreds of foreign climbers to scale the mountain and survive.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:47:05 -0400
  • Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt news

    LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a shotgun and kill herself in the snowy foothills nearby.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:26:02 -0400
  • Air France-KLM offering free flights to those helping rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral news

    Air France-KLM is donating travel to assist with the reconstruction of Notre Dame.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:22:59 -0400
  • UPDATE 3-Schlumberger posts profit drop, sees international spending rising

    Oilfield services provider Schlumberger NV on Thursday forecast rising international and offshore exploration spending this year, after posting a 20 percent drop in first-quarter profit due to weak North American demand. The oilfield services sector bellwether said it expects a 7 to 8 percent increase in investments by oil producers in markets outside North America, citing a 20 percent increase last quarter in offshore rig counts and growing exploration activity in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:24:58 -0400
  • France salutes 'exemplary' firefighters for saving Notre-Dame news

    French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday hailed as "exemplary" hundreds of firefighters who saved Notre-Dame in the devastating blaze, as efforts intensified to shore up the still fragile cathedral. Some 600 firefighters worked throughout the night Monday to put out the fire at the Paris landmark and prevent an even worse disaster, in a blaze that felled the spire and destroyed two-thirds of its roof. A prayer vigil was held at another of Paris's landmark churches, the Sacre-Coeur (Sacred Heart), on Thursday which was due to remain open all night.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:24:00 -0400
  • Here's What's Open and Closed on Easter 2019 news

    Wondering where to get eggs on Easter Sunday 2019? Don't worry, we know!

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:05:37 -0400
  • Trump-Mueller report: Explosive document reveals '11 instances of possible obstruction' as Democrats attack 'partisan' handling news

    The explosive, and much-anticipated, release of the Mueller report has come.Just after attorney general William Barr stood behind a podium and largely seemed to defend Donald Trump, the damaging report was released, showing that Mr Trump attempted to fire Robert Mueller multiple times and that he said he thought his presidency was "f****d" after the special counsel was appointed.Mr Barr has declined to prosecute Mr Trump for obstruction, a decision he announced last year. But, the special counsel investigation highlights an incredible amount of damaging nuance to that decision.And, Democrats were quick to challenge the assumption that Mr Trump did not commit a crime, or that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.Instead, the 400 page document detailed dozens of interactions between the Trump campaign and Russian officials seeking to flip members of the Trump team. In addition, the report detailed a shocking propensity for White House officials to disregard the president when it comes to the Russia investigation — and that willingness to ignore the president could be a saving grace for Mr Trump.According to the report, Mr Trump attempted repeatedly to get his staff to force Mr Mueller's firing. Those staff members just ignored him, though.There's a lot to unpack — and we've done most of that work for you below.Please read along for the updates we posted throughout the day — from Mr Barr's press conference, to the shocking revelations of the report, to the reaction as Washington transitioned into its next phase of the Trump presidency:Please allow the blog a moment to load.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:20:00 -0400
  • Microsoft’s new Surface Hub 2 is $9,000, or you can turn any TV into a giant touchscreen for $272

    The new Surface Hub 2 from Microsoft was announced well over a year ago, and now it finally has pricing and a release date. If you want one when it hits the street this coming June, you'll have to part with a whopping $9,000. The Surface Hub 2 is awesome, don't get us wrong, but is it really worth $9 grand even if you're spending your company's money? Whether you're working with your company's budget or your own, we've got another option for you that costs a minuscule fraction of the price of the new Surface Hub. It's called the Touchjet WAVE Virtual Touchscreen TV System, and it turns any TV up to 65 inches into a massive touchscreen in seconds. Definitely check it out -- especially right now while it's on sale!Here's some important info from the product page: * Please refer to the user manual for setup instructions. If there are issues, please contact Touchjet Customer Service at 415-579-3399 for assistance. * Virtual Touchscreen - Touchjet WAVE adds a virtual touchscreen onto flat screen TVs and display monitors up to 65" (smart TV is not required). * Simple Connection - Simply attach the WAVE to the top of your TV and plug the WAVE into your TV via HDMI. * Giant Tablet - The WAVE is preloaded with the Android OS, Wi-Fi and it comes preloaded with apps so that you can start enjoying right out of the box. * Work View / Class Time - Flip through your presentation directly on the big screen just like John King on cnn. * Streaming - Stream your favorite shows and movies on Netflix or your favorite streaming app without having to connect to other devices. * Support - Please download the Touchjet App onto your smart device (iOS and Android) for step-by-step instructions. * Connect, Collaborate, and Share - With WAVE, bring presentation and education apps, and connect individual tablets to the big touchscreen. An affordable alternative to IWB and giant tablets.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:17:14 -0400
  • Appeals court upholds California 'sanctuary state' bill news

    A US appeals court on Thursday upheld a California "sanctuary state" bill that blocks state and local law enforcement from working with federal immigration authorities. The three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, headquartered in San Francisco, unanimously ruled to uphold Senate Bill 54, which prohibits police and sheriffs from collaborating with immigration authorities. "SB 54 may well frustrate the federal government's immigration enforcement efforts," said Judge Milan Smith in the ruling.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:35:20 -0400
  • This 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Restomod Is A Showstopper news

    Case and point, this 1957 Cadillac Eldorado SeVille restomod currently listed by Streetside Classics. Finished in Bright Ruby Red and detailed with polished chrome work elevates this iconic design to new levels. Its creators were careful not to detract away from the timeless styling of the Eldorado, and have instead exaggerated its highly fashionable character.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:16:02 -0400
  • Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation news

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years for a major renovation to help it withstand earthquakes and be more welcoming to visitors, leaders said Friday.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:30:19 -0400
  • Which of These Classics is Your Favorite Easter Candy?

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    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:15:00 -0400
  • Best destinations for a cheap summer vacation

    Here are some wonderful destinations for cheap summer adventures, plus other ways to cut your vacation costs.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:49:04 -0400
  • Sporadic violence as millions vote in second phase of India's mammoth election news

    The Election Commission said 66 percent of more than 155 million eligible Indians had voted, as per provisional data, in 95 constituencies in 12 states. Results of the election to India's 545-member parliament are expected on May 23. In focus are the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, where the main opposition Congress party and its allies need to win big if they hope to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from securing a second straight term.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:24:48 -0400
  • Driver with STAYUMBL license plate, notorious for cutting people off around Durham, charged in incident with bus news

    The STAYUMBL license plate is notorious on the road and social media. Folks say the driver behind the wheel will speed up, cut people off and then slam on her brakes, sometimes causing a crash.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:15:19 -0400
  • In his report, Mueller invites Congress to investigate Trump obstruction news

    The special counsel says "Congress has the authority to prohibit a president's corrupt use of his authority."

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:24:54 -0400
  • Opioid crisis: US doctors accused of trading prescriptions for sex and cash in major scandal news

    Scores of medical professionals across seven states were charged by federal prosecutors on Wednesday with schemes to illegally distribute millions of pain pills — in some cases exchanging opioid prescriptions for sex, in others for cash with an added “concierge fee”, and in one case routinely prescribing opioids to friends on Facebook.Officials called the case the “single largest prescription opioid law enforcement operation in history”.The indictments, unsealed in federal court in Cincinnati on Wednesday, accuse 60 people, including 31 doctors, seven pharmacists and eight nurses of involvement in the schemes, which included opioid prescriptions issued for gratuitous medical procedures like unnecessary tooth-pulling.In some cases doctors simply handed out signed blank prescription forms.“These cases involve approximately 350,000 opioid prescriptions and more than 32 million pills — the equivalent of a dose of opioids for every man, woman and child across the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and West Virginia combined,” Brian Benczkowski, an assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s criminal division, said at a news conference.Most of the charges were filed against people in those five states; one person was charged in Pennsylvania and one in Louisiana.Nationally, more than 70,000 deaths in 2017 were attributed to drug overdoses, with about one-quarter of them caused by prescription opioids.States wholly or partly in Appalachia recorded some of the highest rates of drug overdose deaths that year: West Virginia was first in the nation, Ohio second and Kentucky fifth.“The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history, and Appalachia has suffered the consequences more than perhaps any other region,” Attorney General William Barr said in a statement.Prosecutors accused the medical professionals who were charged on Wednesday of conducting a wide range of schemes.Some involved small leagues of doctors and their office staffs, while in other cases, people acted alone, according to the indictments.Some doctors performed unneeded medical procedures to justify the pills they prescribed, prosecutors said, while others simply passed out prescriptions without going to the trouble of disguising their purpose.One of the doctors facing charges in Ohio had at one time prescribed more controlled substances than anyone else in the state, prosecutors said.A pharmacy in Dayton, Ohio, was accused of dispensing more than 1.75 million pills.And a doctor in Tennessee who called himself the “Rock Doc” was accused of prescribing hundreds of thousands of pills in exchange for sex.A doctor in Alabama, federal prosecutors said, “allegedly recruited prostitutes and other young women with whom he had sexual relationships” to become his patients, and allowed them to use illicit drugs at his home.In some cases, the quantity of drugs prescribed to the same patients at short intervals indicated that they could have been taking as many as 15 pills a day, prosecutors said.The charges announced Wednesday include unlawful distribution of controlled substances and conspiracy to obtain controlled substances by fraud.Prosecutors said that the charges could result in sentences of up to 50 years in prison.The indictments stem from four months of investigative work by the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Task Force, a group of prosecutors, federal agents and data analysts that was created in December 2018 to find patterns suggesting that doctors were prescribing inordinately high numbers of pain pills, and then follow up with traditional law enforcement techniques, including the use of informants and undercover investigators.Cases like this have been prosecuted before, including a Justice Department operation in June that resulted in charges against 162 defendants, including 76 doctors, for fraudulently prescribing and distributing opioids.Those cases were handled within the larger health fraud unit at the Justice Department.The Appalachian task force is different, Benczkowski said, because it is exclusively concerned with corrupt medical professionals, and is “doing it in a region of the country that is probably the hardest hit.”The New York Times

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:25:24 -0400
  • 8 Things We Learned Driving the Roush Ford F-150 SC, a Pickup Truck on Steroids

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    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:00:00 -0400
  • Iran's Rouhani calls on Mideast states to 'drive back Zionism' news

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to "drive back Zionism", in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic's archfoe Israel. Speaking flanked by top generals before troops began their annual march-past, Rouhani also sought to reassure the region that the weaponry on display was for defensive purposes and not a threat.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 05:09:57 -0400
  • Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours news

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma has long been an example of how the power of big dreams, strong leadership and sheer elbow grease can create massive fortunes in China's go-go economy.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:55:29 -0400
  • The $8 fast wireless charging pad people went crazy for is back in stock… but it’ll sell out soon

    Wireless chargers can cost as much as $50 if you buy them from big brands. Of course you follow the BGR Deals team, so you know that you can get the same quality for a fraction of the price on Amazon. We covered a crazy sale last week that got you the 4.5-star rated Seneo 10W Fast Wireless Charging Pad for just $8.49, but it quickly sold out. Well guess what: it's back! This sale is definitely going to sell out quickly yet again, so hurry up if you want to get in on the action.Here's more info from the product page: * 【WORLD-LEADING WIRELESS CHARGER BRAND】As the leader of wireless charger industry, Seneo focuses on the innovation of design and technology to provide the best wireless charging experience to customer from all over the world. Seneo has sold more than 2,000,000 wireless chargers and always be committed to offer FIVE YEARS WARRANTY to our friendly customers * 【10W & 7.5W FAST WIRELESS CHARGER】Compatible with any phones that support fast charging or Qi-Enabled. 7.5W fast wireless charging speed is for iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus and 10W wireless charging speed for Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S9+/S8/S8+/Note9/8/S7/S7 Edge/S6 Edge+/Note5, 5W for New Airpods/Galaxy Buds, google Pixel 3/3XL, Lg V30 and all Qi-enabled Cell Phones * 【MULTIPLE PROTECTION & NOTE】Qi certified and adopted with exclusive technology of ATB (Automatic Temperature Balance), wireless charging speed is up to 15% faster than others; With temperature protection, input voltage protection, input current protection, short circuit protection and other multiple safety protection. The mobile phone should be away from any extra metal objects to effectively prevent the phone from overheating * 【SLEEP-FRIENDLY】Intelligent LED indicator to indicate the charging status for safe charging. The green light is moderate in brightness when charging, so that you can easily find your phone in the dark and it will not disturb your sleep * 【PACKAGE & WARRANTY】Package contains 1 x Wireless Charger, 1 x 3.3ft Micro USB Cable, 1 x User Manner. Your satisfaction is our first goal. Every wireless charger includes a 45 days money back and 5 YEARS warranty (No AC Adapter)

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:54:25 -0400
  • New York Auto Show hits and misses: 4 winners, 4 losers from the show floor news

    The Subaru Outback was a hit, but the Mazda CX-5 diesel? Not so much. Here's our list of hits and misses from the 2019 New York Auto Show.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:27:43 -0400
  • McDonald's pulls Signature Crafted burgers, doubles down on Quarter Pounders

    McDonald's Corp said it would remove costlier, premium burgers from its menus in favor of its more popular Quarter Pounders, shifting its focus to simpler and quickly-served burgers. The company said its new deluxe and bacon Quarter Pounders received good feedback and it would continue to focus on such items. "It (the removal) probably has more to do about the process of cooking the burger in McDonald's than it does what the consumer is saying about the food," said Howard Penney, a managing director at Hedgeye Risk Management.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:36:39 -0400
  • Hyundai unveils seventh and smallest SUV in the lineup yet news

    On Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show, Hyundai finally unveiled the compact but "bold" 2020 Venue that it has been teasing for weeks. To prepare for the launch of the 2020 Venue, Hyundai has been publishing teaser images of the model's name badge, design sketches, and even photographs of millennials partying on a rooftop. On Wednesday, the entry SUV finally made its debut in New York.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 05:27:09 -0400
  • North Korea Seeks Pompeo’s Removal From Talks, Tests New Weapon news

    A senior North Korean diplomat on Thursday accused Pompeo of “reckless remarks” that had undermined talks between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, and urged his replacement as the U.S. point man. While the regime has criticized Pompeo often since Trump’s first meeting with Kim in June, it was the first time an official had formally demanded his replacement.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:04:04 -0400
  • Nadler Announces Subpoena for Full Mueller Report and Underlying Evidence news

    Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photo by Getty / ShutterstockHouse Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Thursday that he would issue a subpoena seeking Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury information and underlying evidence following the Department of Justice’s release of the heavily redacted Mueller report."Because Congress requires this material in order to perform our constitutionally-mandated responsibilities, I will issue a subpoena for the full report and the underlying materials,” Nadler said Thursday. The Justice Department is expected to reject the subpoena, setting up a legal fight that could go all the way to the Supreme Court.The move by Nadler comes after weeks of demands by Democrats on Capitol Hill that Attorney General William Barr give Congress the full, unredacted report and its accompanying documents.  Barr refused to do so, saying in Hill testimony earlier this month he was working with Mueller to redact classified information, grand jury information, and any information that would hurt the reputation of individuals who were not charged. The report, which was released Thursday morning, lays out in more than 360 pages what the special counsel’s office found during its two-year investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The document says that Mueller’s team did not find any evidence of collusion or coordination by members of the Trump campaign, or any American, with Russia’s efforts to interfere in the election. It also says that the special counsel’s office chose not to charge Trump with obstruction of justice. The report is peckered with redactions of information related to grand jury testimony.Hours before the release of the Mueller report Thursday, Barr said in a press conference that he would present a fuller report to certain members of Congress but asserted that he would leave grand jury information redacted.“I believe that this accommodation, together with my upcoming testimony before the Senate and House Judiciary Committees, will satisfy any need Congress has for information regarding the Special Counsel's investigation,” Barr said.Democrats began their fight for the release of the full report immediately following the end of Mueller’s investigation last month when Barr released a memo, initially described as a summary,  of the special counsel’s findings.Barr told Congress in that memo that Mueller’s office did not draw a conclusion on whether Trump had obstructed justice. Barr wrote he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded the evidence was not sufficient to establish the president had committed an offense. Since then  it has been reported that some of Mueller’s investigators felt that the report was more damaging to Trump than Barr reflected in his letter.Democratic staffers on the Hill met behind closed doors this week with members about how best to tackle the redactions in the Mueller report both from a legal and public relations standpoint. Members of the House Intelligence Committee were warned, for example, not to analyze the Mueller report live on television following its release, according to two sources with knowledge of the conversations. the House Judiciary Committee, too, discussed ways to pressure Barr and the DOJ to release the report’s findings, even if in a classified setting.Meanwhile, several House committees are pursuing investigations into Trump and his associates. The judiciary committee is seeking records from more than 80 individuals who were connected to the Mueller investigation. The intelligence committee is carrying out its investigation of Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, with a specific focus on money laundering. The committee has also said it is looking to bring back Trump associates for further questions about their work on or related to Trump’s campaign.Read more at The Daily Beast.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:32:31 -0400
  • Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-president following suicide news

    Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, in the most dramatic turn yet in Latin America's largest graft scandal. Friends, allies and leaders across the political spectrum paid homage to Garcia at the headquarters of his APRA party, one of Latin America's oldest political parties, and one which twice helped usher Garcia to the presidency. Vizcarra ordered flags to be flown at half mast at the country's Congress and other public buildings to honor the ex-President and former lawmaker.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:16:28 -0400
  • Tech startups Pinterest, Zoom soar in Wall Street debut news

    Pinterest got off to a flying start on Wall Street Thursday in the market debut for the San Francisco-based visual discovery service, a positive sign for the wave of Silicon Valley firms planning stock listings. Pinterest shares leapt 28 percent in early afternoon trade at $24.16 after its initial public offering (IPO) which raised some $1.4 billion. The jump was a positive sign for other venture-backed Silicon Valley firms after a stumble for ride-hailing firm Lyft, which has lost some 20 percent since its market debut last month.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:50:11 -0400
  • Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade news

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:30:43 -0400
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