President has rare meeting with US attorney nominee

President has rare meeting with US attorney nominee
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has nominated a slew of prospective federal prosecutors to fill top US attorney seats across the nation, but personally met with one prior to her selection in June -- a move some former Justice Department and White House sources say sharply departs from past practice and more generally is at odds with the understood custom of insulating US attorneys from political influence.

Farm subsidies ‘must be earned’ – Gove – BBC News

Farm subsidies ‘must be earned’ – Gove – BBC News
He is expected to say: Leaving the EU gives us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reform how we care for our land, our rivers and our seas, how we recast our ambition for our countrys environment, and the planet. "In short, it means delivering a Green Brexit.The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rewards size of land-holding ahead of good environmental practice, puts resources in the hands of the already wealthy, and encourages patterns of land use which are wasteful of natural

Louis Tomlinson: Arctic Monkeys inspired my lyrics – BBC News

Louis Tomlinson: Arctic Monkeys inspired my lyrics – BBC News
What he contributed, though, was songwriting - receiving credits on more One Direction songs than any of his bandmates.Appropriately for a former singer in a Green Day tribute act, he was the one who pushed the idea that a pop band could have guitar riffs. He might not have been directly responsible for sampling The Who's Baba O'Reilly in Best Song Ever, but it certainly fitted his vision for the band. "Little things like that were really important to

How A Billion-Dollar Internet Scam Is Breaking Hearts And Bank Accounts

How A Billion-Dollar Internet Scam Is Breaking Hearts And Bank Accounts
The scammers may just have lit upon the perfect crime: They sit at computers safely overseas, hunting for their prey on social networks, and they rarely get caught. The victims are often left deeply damaged both financially and psychologically and so embarrassed that theyre reluctant to come forward even when they realize theyve been scammed. 15,000 romance scam complaintsexceeded $230 millioninternational criminal networks Diana Warnack gave $18,000 to a man she met online. She knows she was scammed, but she's

Trophy Hunter Kills Cecil The Lion’s Son Outside National Park

Trophy Hunter Kills Cecil The Lion’s Son Outside National Park
Xanda, a 6-year-old lion, was fatally shot by a big game hunter outside Hwange National Park, The Telegraph reports.Oxford University researchers who monitor the lion population in the park identified Xanda due to a tracking collar that they had fitted him with. As researchers we are saddened at the death of a well-known study animal we have monitored since birth, he said in a statement. Xanda left behind a pride of three females and seven cubs. is ethical

Why is everyone talking about Russian adoptions?

Why is everyone talking about Russian adoptions?
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an encounter not initially disclosed on the sidelines of an international summit this month. One of the topics, according to Trump? Russian adoptions.So why are adoptions of Russian children by US parents, which are currently banned, such a hot topic of conversation for Russian officials and representatives?

This city is a tinderbox, and the US is building a drone base next door

This city is a tinderbox, and the US is building a drone base next door
The sprawling desert north of Agadez, in the west African nation of Niger, is the size of France -- and the search is on for a single stranded truck.But far from being an idyllic oasis, its endless dusty alleyways are lined by high mud brick walls, each compound closed off by corrugated iron gates. In recent years, Agadez's main cargo has been human: hundreds of thousands of migrants from West Africa, loaded into the back of pickup trucks for

A glimpse inside the Goldman Sachs nursery – BBC News

A glimpse inside the Goldman Sachs nursery – BBC News
According to the latest figures from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, only 5% of businesses in the UK now offer childcare in the workplace. Image copyright Goldman Sachs Image caption The onsite childcare at Goldman Sachs takes children from three months to 12 years old As an employer providing childcare to your employees, you have certain tax, National Insurance and reporting obligations. Workplace nurseries though don't - and they get relief for the day-to-day running costs and

Does Jared Kushner deserve a security clearance?

Does Jared Kushner deserve a security clearance?
(CNN)Jared Kushner seems to have a memory problem. He's recently had to update the list of foreign contacts on his national security questionnaire for a third time. People forget things and they make mistakes. But it took you three times to get it right on disclosure forms that determine whether you'll have access to some of the country's most sensitive information? And when you presumably have a team of well-compensated lawyers working with you, presumably advising you that submitting

The BBC pay gap reveals an ugly truth

The BBC pay gap reveals an ugly truth
(CNN)On Wednesday, the BBC revealed an ugly truth: women who work for the world's premier public service broadcaster are paid a lot less than their male counterparts. The company also published the earnings of all employees who earn more than the Prime Minister (over $195,400). This showed that just two of the organization's 14 highest paid on-air presenters are women.For organizations like big Wall Street firms that employ many more men than women, that gender gap figure would be

News Daily: Dementia prevention and Brexit update – BBC News

News Daily: Dementia prevention and Brexit update – BBC News
Hello. Here's your morning briefing: Brexit progress reportBrexit Secretary David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will give an update later on how talks in Brussels are going. Officials have been discussing citizens' rights, the Irish border and how much the UK will have to pay to leave the EU. "The Brexit negotiations appear to have been surprisingly leak-proof considering the sheer scale of the operation," says the BBC's Europe correspondent Kevin Connolly. Large rise in reported sexual

U.S. Ends Controversial Laptop Ban On Flights From Middle East

U.S. Ends Controversial Laptop Ban On Flights From Middle East
Riyadhs King Khalid International Airport was the last of 10 airports to be exempted from the ban, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed in a tweet late on Wednesday local time. In March, the United States banned large electronics in cabins on flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa over concerns that explosives could be concealed in the devices taken onboard aircraft. In March, the United States announced a ban on all electronics

Immigrants Appear Unshackled Before Judge In Arizona After Federal Ruling

Immigrants Appear Unshackled Before Judge In Arizona After Federal Ruling
TUCSON, Ariz. Immigrants facing prosecution for crossing the border illegally appeared before a judge without shackles for the first time in years here Tuesday, after a landmark ruling ordered the federal courts in Arizona to stop routinely restraining people who dont present a security threat. The ruling applies to anyone facing federal criminal charges in Arizona. But it disproportionately affects Operation Streamline, an allows judges to group defendants to speed up hearings for those accused of crossing the border

funny animation movie trailer 2017

funny animation movie trailer 2017
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6 Wild Claims Trump Made In His Bizarre New York Times Interview

6 Wild Claims Trump Made In His Bizarre New York Times Interview
You can read the Times full story hereand excerpts from their interview here Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself. I then have which, frankly, I think is very unfair to the president. How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, Thanks, Jeff, but I cant, you know, Im not going to take you. Its extremely unfair, and thats a

Everything on Twitter is fair game, so prepare for your moment of viral notoriety

Everything on Twitter is fair game, so prepare for your moment of viral notoriety
Image: christopher mineses/mashableThis past weekend on a beautiful Saturday morning, I sat on my couch for the better part of an hour I had planned to spend outside enjoying the sunshine glued to my phone, sniggering by myself. I had fallen into a particularly entertaining Twitter thread, and I had no intentions of crawling out. I was enjoying myself too damn much and from the seemingly endless number of replies that were piling up, I wasn't the only one.