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

June 22, 2017

… the AP on Wednesday. I never entered into any business with Farhad Azima, nor did I ever intend to. But I understand why the emails and the conversations I had with Mr. Azima may look like I was involved in some seriously troubling activities. We are dismayed by the actions and poor judgement of Jay Solomon, a spokesman for the paper said. The allegations raised by this reporting are serious. While our own investigation continues, we have concluded that Mr. Solomon violated his ethical …

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New US sanctions on Russia inflame old tensions

June 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)Russia’s frustration with the Trump administration boiled over Wednesday, with Moscow abruptly canceling talks designed to improve ties with the US and threatening retaliation for sanctions the White House renewed Tuesday. Analysts say that Russia’s leaders also want to convey in no uncertain terms that, after waiting for Trump to establish warmer ties, they’re now ready to get more adversarial if need be. …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… Wednesday. It tore through all floors of the building and took more than 200 firefighters 24 hours to bring under control. Two neighbouring Tube lines are partly suspended until 14:00 BST on Sunday amid safety concerns of debris falling on to the tracks. The Hammersmith and City Line has been suspended between Edgware Road and Hammersmith, and the Circle Line is also closed, Transport for London said. Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning More From this publisher : …

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Ahead Of NBC Profile, Alex Jones Talks About Bullets In Wolf Blitzer’s Head

June 16, 2017

Right-wing conspiracy fanatic Alex Jones isnt toning down his rhetoric ahead of his controversial interview Sunday onMegyn Kellys show on NBC. He talked Thursday about someone putting bullets in CNN journalist Wolf Blitzers head, and warned that others better have some helicopter jump jets to escape violence in Civil War 2. On his Infowars program Thursday, Jones criticized Blitzer for his purported stance on James Hodgkinson, the shooter who opened fire Wednesday at a congressional GOP …

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Fox News ditched its ‘Fair and Balanced’ slogan and critics have some new suggestions

June 15, 2017

Even at Fox News, the times, they are a-changingImage: JUSTIN LANE/EPA/REX/Shutterstock While we’ve spent the last year being distracted by a continuous, raging dumpster fire of awful news, Fox News quietly moved away from its iconic “Fair and Balanced” slogan and no one really noticed. SEE ALSO: Annnnd another Fox News host just blasted Donald Trump New York magazine reporter and former Roger Ailes nemesis Gabriel Sherman reported on the change on Wednesday but notes the …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

Listen up, Kardashian Klan and all you wannabe models and socialites shilling products on Instagram. SEE ALSO: Get ready to see less #ad and #spon on Instagram The Facebook-owned app released a tool Wednesday for disclosing sponsored content. Now, when you’re getting paid to take a photo with a Volvo XC90, for example, you can include a tag at the top of the post that reads “Paid partnership with volvocarusa” or insert whatever the Instagram account name of the sponsor is. …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The …

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Apple ad pushes environmentalism during NBA Finals

June 10, 2017

… responsibility to deal more cleanly with one another and to preserve and cherish the only home we’ve ever known.” Climate change is never explicitly mentioned. Nor are any of the many other problems the planet’s facing. But the gist is clear, and the broad language actually packs a bigger punch. The ad debuted during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. Apple is not exactly the most modest company, and it has a long tradition of grandiose commercials with an air of …

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Oldest Homo sapiens fossils discovered

June 8, 2017

(CNN)The oldest fossil remains of Homo sapiens, dating back to 300,000 years, have been found at a site in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco. This is 100,000 years older than previously discovered fossils of Homo sapiens that have been securely dated. The discovery was presented in a study in the journal Nature on Wednesday. But what the researchers found to be most remarkable about these fossils is that they capture a moment in time of evolution. The facial features of the skull look like a modern …

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Police arrest 3 more in London Bridge attack investigation

June 8, 2017

(CNN)British authorities on Wednesday arrested three more people in connection with last week’s London Bridge attack, London’s Metropolitan Police said. Two men were arrested on a street in Ilford and the third was apprehended at an Ilford residence when police searched the home, authorities said. …

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… get off lightly either, with the first question from the audience on why the British public should trust him to negotiate Brexit. Image copyright Getty Images Home Secretary Amber Rudd repeatedly accused Mr Corbyn of having a “magic money tree” during the seven-way debate on Wednesday, and Mrs May carried on the baton, repeating the mantra on a number of occasions. “There isn’t a magic money tree that we can shake that suddenly provides for everything that people …

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Chlo Grace Moretz responds to squeamy ‘Red Shoes’ marketing

June 3, 2017

Image: mashable composite/shutterstock/locus creative Chlo Grace Moretz may have voiced Snow White for the now-vilified Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs, but the actress has publicly denounced the film’s marketing materials. “I have now fully reviewed the [marketing] for Red Shoes, I am just as appalled and angry as everyone else, this wasn’t approved by me or my team,” Moretz tweeted on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: ‘Snow White’ parody slammed for body-shaming ad and the …

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DJI will limit drone flight if you don’t register with them

… register with their local aviation authorities. That is, DJI spokesperson Adam Lisberg told me via email, “between you and your conscience.” The fact that the FAA’s hobbyist drone registration process was stuck down this week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is purely coincidence. The real impetus for the change is DJI’s newest drone, the super-small, gesture-based, $499 Spark, which the company unveiled on Wednesday. …

May 26, 2017
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Side-By-Side Photos Prove No One Misses Barack Obama Like The Pope Does

President Donald Trumpfinally visited the Vatican and Pope Francis looks thrilled! Just kidding, the 80-year-old pontiff looks hilariously sad in just about every photo thats coming out of Rome. In fact, the best humor youll find on social media Wednesday morning are photos of a miserable-looking Pope and a smiling Trump, the oddest couple there is. Feast your eyes on exhibit A: The Pope has met Donald Trump Think this AP picture just about sums it up pic.twitter.com/0E96npzQJa Louise Burke …

May 25, 2017
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Twitter update shares what advertisers are interested in you

Image: bloomberg via getty images Twitter just released an update that lets you know who is selling to you and why and gives you the power to stop it. The update, not unlike Facebook’s own, much-more-detailed audience insights, lists your interests and what advertising partners think your interests are, Twitter wrote in a blog post Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Twitter’s search just got a very important update “Today, were announcing a suite of industry-leading tools to give you …

May 18, 2017
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Lyft taps Delta as a new rewards program for riders

Image: ap/rex/shutterstock Lyft is teaming up with Delta Air Lines to offer you more reason to hail a ride. SEE ALSO: Check the numbers, it’s true: People really like Lyft over Uber, even before #DeleteUber Starting Wednesday, Lyft users can earn SkyMiles (Delta’s airline miles program) for every ride they take. For a limited time, users can earn extra miles when they travel to and from an airport no matter which airline they’re taking. Lyft users will earn one mile per …

May 18, 2017
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Fox Stands By DNC Murder Conspiracy Theory Even After Main Source Changes Story

… saying that inaccurate reporting is damaging the legacy of Rich, a 27-year-old DNC staffer who was slain as he walked to his D.C. home. Fox News isnt budging. We continue to track developments in the story and will update further when the situation warrants, Refet Kaplan, managing director of FOX News Digital, said in an email statement to HuffPost on Wednesday afternoon. Fox 5 didnt respond to multiple HuffPost requests for comment about its article. A spokesperson for the station told …

May 18, 2017
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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

Asked at a Wednesday conference if he could hypothetically conceive of a similar conversation between former President George W. Bush and a top law enforcement official about an ongoing criminal investigation, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey was emphatic. Neil Eggleston, former President Barack Obamas White House counsel during the last years of his administration, responded similarly. Comey had been leading the FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian …

May 18, 2017
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