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Lori Loughlin reportedly in panic mode at potential prison time for college admissions scandal

12-Apr-2019

A report claims that the disgraced actress was "in complete denial" about the fallout of the college admissions scandal, but now fears going behind bars. "She has been in complete denial and thought maybe she could skate by," a source told E! News.

LORI LOUGHLIN'S NAME MISSING FROM LIST OF GUILTY PLEAS IN COLLEGE SCANDAL: WHAT IT MEANS. Loughlin and Giannulli rejected the plea deal that "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman, who was also implicated in the case, accepted earlier this week.

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Secret Service reeling after sex scandals, social media embarrassments, director's ousting

12-Apr-2019

The agency charged with protecting America's most vital leaders, including the President -- is facing renewed scrutiny amid the controversy surrounding an agent inserting a thumb drive with apparent Chinese malware into a computer and the separate ouster of the outfit's director.

SECRET SERVICE UNDER FIRE AFTER AGENT TESTIFIES AGENCY INSERTED MALICIOUS THUMB DRIVE INTO COMPUTER. The incident was confirmed by Secret Service agent Samuel Ivanovich’s testimony in the case of Yujing Zhang, 32, who was charged with unlawfully entering a restricted area and making false statements to federal law enforcement officers.

Source: The Guradian

The 50 best songs about Europe – ranked!

12-Apr-2019

There are two problems: first, there are so many great songs about Paris that there’s a risk of bunching them at the top; second, if Cale hadn’t explained it was about the treaty of Versailles, no one would have a clue what it was about.

A rather different set of concerns occupied the minds of Parquet Courts on their visit to central Europe, on a song that sounds as blurry as the title suggests, as if everything has just taken too much effort.

Source: BBC

The UK's most-streamed songs may surprise you

12-Apr-2019

Pumped Up Kicks was played 21 million times last year, according to the BPI, which has revealed the UK's most-streamed songs based on the year they first came out.

Don't Stop Me Now became the most-streamed song from 1978; while Bohemian Rhapsody (the song) was the most-played track from the entire 1970s, overtaking Earth Wind & Fire's September. The Spinners' Rubberband Man enjoyed a surge in popularity after its use in Avengers: Infinity War, as did Pat Benatar's We Belong, which featured in Deadpool 2.

Source: BBC

What will this new Brexit deadline mean?

12-Apr-2019

By extending the Brexit deadline to 31 October, they have prompted headlines of "Halloween Brexit" and fuelled controversy over UK participation in next month's European elections.

The granting of six more months looks like an extension of the UK's Brexit crisis, rather than an imminent end to the uncertainty. As time has gone on and tempers have frayed, MPs have, if anything, hardened in their positions rather than become more willing to compromise.

Source: The Guradian

Amazon staff listen to customers' Alexa recordings, report says

12-Apr-2019

When Amazon customers speak to Alexa, the company’s AI-powered voice assistant, they may be heard by more people than they expect, according to a report.

Amazon employees around the world regularly listen to recordings from the company’s smart speakers as part of the development process for new services, Bloomberg News reports. Some transcribe artist names, linking them to specific musicians in the company’s database; others listen to the entire recorded command, comparing it with what the automated systems heard and the response they offered, in order to check the quality of the company’s software.

Source: Fox News

California goes tax wild, eyes levies on everything from water to tires

12-Apr-2019

With the tax-filing deadline just days away, California residents are worried that a slew of proposed levies on everything from soft drinks to water to tires and car batteries could soon see even more money going out of their pockets in the state that already has the nation's highest income tax.

Overall, the California Tax Foundation has added up more than $6.2 billion worth of tax increase proposals pending in the state legislature, with that number expected to rise as bills are amended.

Source: Fox News

Meghan McCain says she’s ‘grateful that Trump is president’ because it helps her succeed on ‘The View’

12-Apr-2019

Meghan McCain isn’t a big fan of President Trump, but she said she’s “grateful” he’s the commander in chief because it helps her on “The View.” McCain said in Ramin Setoodeh’s book, “Ladies who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View,’” that Trump makes her “job a little easier” on the ABC show, People magazine reported.

MEGHAN MCCAIN LASHES OUT AT JOY BEHAR ON 'THE VIEW': 'PART OF YOUR JOB IS TO LISTEN TO ME'. McCain joined “The View” in October 2017 as the panel’s conservative commentator and quickly became an outspoken critic of Trump, who has continued to criticize her father, Arizona Sen. John McCain, following his death last August. Meghan McCain launched into a rant about Trump last month, saying it was “extremely emotional and exhausting” to come on the show and constantly talk about the president’s attacks on her father.

Source: The Guradian

The Trump-Netanyahu relationship is sowing disaster for both countries

12-Apr-2019

In the run-up to the Israeli elections, Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu took a series of irresponsible steps to help the Israeli prime minister’s electoral prospects: Trump announced support for Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Netanyahu said he would annex parts of the West Bank and claimed he had US support, and Trump designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, a move for which Netanyahu immediately took credit.

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Media 'vilify' border agents and 'romanticize' illegal immigrants, says National Border Patrol Council President

12-Apr-2019

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said on “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning that the media “vilify” border patrol agents while they “romanticize” migrants coming to the U.S. illegally. “It's so frustrating and disappointing to see that border patrol agents are vilified for strictly enforcing the laws that Congress put in place,” Judd said, in response to a question whether border patrol agents are becoming more mindful of their enforcement amid the criticism from the media.

Source: Global News

‘Game of Thrones’: A primer for those who don’t watch the show

12-Apr-2019

One thing’s for sure: GoT has never shied away from the worst possible outcomes, so we can expect a lot of blood, carnage and heartbreaking deaths to grapple with throughout this final season.

WATCH BELOW: ‘Game of Thrones’ stars hit the red carpet for show’s final season premiere. A perfectly reasonable place to start.

Source: The Guradian

Macron’s tough-guy stance on Brexit is part of his political project

12-Apr-2019

Emmanuel Macron’s tough-guy stance at the EU summit – refusing the UK a much longer Brexit extension – was partly down to the French president’s personality, but his reasoning was political.

Pascal Canfin, a former Green MEP, now running for the European parliament for Macron’s centrist group, told French TV: “I must stress that thankfully France was there that night to say: ‘We don’t want an infinite extension.’”

Source: Common Domain

Why a senior IMF official fears the Fed may at some point need to hike rates even with low inflation

12-Apr-2019

“Overall debt levels and financial risk taking have increased, and creditworthiness of borrowers has deteriorated in the investment-grade bond and leveraged loan markets,” the IMF report said.

The Federal Reserve might be forced to tighten monetary policy to address financial stability risks, a senior International Monetary Fund official told MarketWatch in an interview. Tobias Adrian, the head of the financial market oversight division at the International Monetary Fund, said the recent tightening in financial conditions over the fourth quarter of last year was “too short-lived” to cause a meaningful reduction in the buildup of financial market vulnerabilities.

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Laura Ingraham: The left supports the character assassination of anyone who supports Trump -- even children

12-Apr-2019

It's moved to 24/7 character assassination of Trump's Cabinet, his staff, Trump himself, and really anyone who supports his policies and has the guts to say so.

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough implied on the air that he and his poisonous panelists will relentlessly malign Bill Barr and anyone else who works for or even supports the Trump administration for that matter. Now his words are thinly-veiled threats, warning shot across the bow, not just for Barr, but for anyone even thinking of taking a job with the Trump administration.

Source: The Guradian

Measles cases up 300% worldwide in 2019, says WHO

Monday 18:09 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Euro bruised as PMI data points to further eurozone weakness

Thursday 12:41 GMT
Source: The Guradian

We are not yet doomed: the carbon cutters determined to save the world

Thursday 12:41 GMT
Source: DW

Madeira bus crash highlights over-tourism woes

Thursday 12:41 GMT
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'Stranger Things' creators fail to get plagiarism case tossed; trial set for next month

Thursday 12:41 GMT
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Tiger Woods' first Masters win since 2005 was 'just spectacular,' Jim Gray says

Monday 18:09 GMT
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'Human sacrifice' victims discovered at gruesome ancient site

Monday 18:09 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.K. Property Prices are Growing at Their Slowest Rate Since 2012

Thursday 19:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Which markets are closed on Good Friday

Thursday 22:45 GMT
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Yael Eckstein: Good Friday and Passover can bring Jews and Christians together as children of God

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Mix is In: Contrasting Furniture Styles is Big in 2019

Today 11:47 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5m users without consent

Today 09:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Chipotle Stock Falls Because Not Everybody Thinks It Can Rise Forever

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Director John Woo Sells Los Angeles Home After Large Price Cut

Today 11:46 GMT

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