Wall Street Journal Fires Reporter Jay Solomon For Alleged Spy Plane Deal

June 22, 2017

… reported. Later that month, Solomon asked Azima if he had mentioned their business plans to a mutual friend. Hell no! Azima wrote. We all wish best of luck to Jay on his first defense sale, Azima wrote to Solomon and two of his business partners former CIA officers Gary Bernsten and Scott Modell. Solomon, who had been nominated by the Journal for multiple Pulitzer Prizes, led the papers coverage of secret negotiations that culminated in a nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S., and five …


Research say youll love mobile VR video in 2021, but it’s questionable

June 17, 2017

… months from VR skeptics. But according to the people making the biggest bets on the new technology, those comments are as incorporeal as the virtual objects populating VR. Or, in English: bullshit. Here’s why. SEE ALSO: How I lost the first national VR gaming tournament, but saw the future of esports First, let’s start with the obvious. Hollywood blockbuster directors like Iron Man‘s Jon Favreau and The Martian‘s Ridley Scott have both publicly embraced virtual reality …


One Love Manchester: Fans gather for tribute concert – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… streamed live on the BBC iPlayer. The coverage, broadcast from 18:55 BST to 22:00 BST will be presented by Sara Cox and Ore Oduba, with Nick Grimshaw and Anita Rani hosting from backstage and in the crowd. On radio, coverage will run from 18:30 BST to 22:00 BST. BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Manchester will join together to simulcast a programme hosted by Scott Mills, Jo Whiley, Phil Williams and Becky Want. They will broadcast live from within Emirates Old Trafford …


Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 3, 2017

SANTA ANA, Calif. Six years ago, Scott Dekraai walked into a hair salon in Seal Beach and gunned down eight people, including his ex-wife. No one is disputing that. But what remains in dispute is his sentence as the court struggles to untangle a secretive jailhouse informant program that this week saw key witnesses either refuse to testify or plead ignorance. Hearings ordered two weeks ago by Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals have focused on misconduct involving the informant …


Waymo Hunt for Smoking Gun Turns to Uber Acquisition Report

… a court filing. "Indeed, the withheld report may be the only source of much of this information." ‘Red Flag’ U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley said at a hearing Thursday in San Francisco that based on her closed-door review of the document, it’s important to the case and would need to be shared with Waymo unless there’s good reason to keep it secret. She didn’t reach any conclusion about whether Uber was justified in withholding it. Corley …

May 27, 2017

Exxon Investors Rally to Back Climate Change Plan Board Opposes

… Investment Stewardship, said in an email Thursday. Exxon opposes the proposal. Scott Silvestri, an Exxon spokesman, declined to comment further. The shareholder move seeks to push Exxon to publish an annual assessment on how the 2 degree Celsius global warming reduction target set by the Paris Agreement will affect its portfolio long term. Read more in this week’s Sustainable Finance Brief Exxon is "really out of step with their peers around the world," said Sue Reid, vice …

May 26, 2017

GOP Still Trusts Trump With Classified Intel After He Gave It To Russians

WASHINGTON A day after The Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump shared highly classified intelligence with Russian officials, Republicans on Capitol Hill said they feel perfectly comfortable with the presidents ability to handle sensitive information. Sure, said Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) when asked if he trusts the president with classified materials. No reason not to. The White House disputes those reports, and Trump sent out his national security adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, …

May 17, 2017

Trump Reportedly Revealed Classified Info During Meeting With Russian Officials

… coordination with other nations on sensitive foreign policy issues. Trump revealed information to the Russian visitors that jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State, the Post the report, adding that (Several Senate Intelligence Committee members told NPRs Scott Detrow they had not been briefed on the disclosure.) A White House spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment on whether Trump shared classified information with the Russian officials. …

May 16, 2017

Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

… evidence that those things work across the board,” Scott Kollins, a clinical psychologist and professor at Duke University, told NPR on Sunday. SEE ALSO: We, your child’s school, regret banning fidget spinners after seeing what toy came next That doesn’t mean the three-pronged plastic phenomena don’t provide any real benefits, or that parents and educators are wrong when they say it helps some children focus in the classroom. But retailers may be stretching the truth …

May 15, 2017