Display:

Most Important Of Last Week
Source: New York Times

Suspect Identified in C.I.A. Leak Was Charged, but Not for the Breach

Wednesday 20:07 GMT

Prosecutors said in court last week that they plan to file a new indictment in the next 45 days, and Mr. Schulte’s lawyer, Sabrina P. Shroff of the federal public defender’s office, asked the court to impose a deadline on any charges that the government seeks to bring under the Espionage Act for supplying the secret C.I.A. files to WikiLeaks.

Now, The New York Times has learned the identity of the prime suspect in the breach: a 29-year-old former C.I.A. software engineer who had designed malware used to break into the computers of terrorism suspects and other targets.

Source: The Guradian

Leave the Markles alone. The need for gossip shouldn’t lead to snobby trashing

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

Give the poor Markle family, not to mention all those people who in the nicest possible way don’t really care about royal weddings, the break they so thoroughly deserve.

No matter how hungry they are for gossip, there are times when the casual trashing of ordinary people’s lives in pursuit of it leaves readers feeling slightly grubby by association, and this is one of those times. But media this incapable of controlling their own worst instincts are riding for a fall at the hands of readers, if not regulators.

Source: CBS News

Teacher should be fired for drowning raccoons, superintendent says

Friday 13:39 GMT

MARION COUNTY, Fla. -- A superintendent has condemned the actions of a Florida teacher accused of drowning wild animals in a garbage can during class, and recommended the school district fire him, CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG reports.

The teacher then caught raccoons in cages, "took the cages, filled up large trash cans full of water, and had the children drown the raccoons in the cages inside the water, inside the trash cans," she said. "When the raccoons tried to come up for air they had metal rods and they held them down with metal rods and when the raccoon would try to pop its head up they held water hoses in its face to drown it," said the mother, who said her son came home from school in tears after the incident.

Source: Common Domain

China Approves Toshiba’s $18 Billion Sale of Its Memory-Chip Unit

Friday 14:32 GMT

China has approved U.S. private-equity firm Bain Capital’s $18 billion deal to acquire Toshiba Corp.’s TOSYY 3.83% memory-chip unit, a gesture of goodwill from Beijing as it tries to stave off U.S. trade punishment.

With financial backing from U.S. customers for Toshiba’s memory chips such as Apple Inc. and Dell Technologies Inc., DVMT 0.77% Bain agreed to take a 49.9% voting stake in the chip unit, while Toshiba was set to take a 40.2% stake and Japan’s Hoya Corp. the remaining 9.9%.

Source: CBS News

U.S. births hit a 30-year low as fertility rate drops in most age groups

Friday 15:27 GMT

The U.S. once was among a handful of developed countries with a fertility rate that ensured each generation had enough children to replace it.

"That's a pretty remarkable decline," said Dr. John Santelli, a Columbia University professor of population and family health and pediatrics.

Source: Common Domain

Power Play: How China-Owned Volvo Avoids Beijing’s Battery Rules

Friday 16:25 GMT

Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group is being allowed to use high-end South Korean battery technology in vehicles it builds in China, even as Beijing strong-arms other auto makers into using Chinese batteries.

The range, power and lifespan of batteries are key factors for buyers of EVs and plug-in hybrids, and being allowed to use LG Chem batteries gives Volvo a significant edge, people at these makers say.

Source: NBC News

CBS declares war on parent company, files lawsuit

Tuesday 16:23 GMT

CBS and Viacom had been in the throws of negotiating merger details including which executive would be number serve under Moonves, who had wanted his chief operating officer, Joe Ianniello to be his No. 2. Shari Redstone had wanted to install Viacom chief executive, Bob Bakish, under Moonves.

The lawsuit, filed in Delaware's Court of Chancery, is meant to protect the company's attempt to dilute the ownership of National Amusements, a move that would let CBS operate independently — and possibly stop Redstone from forcing a merger between CBS and Viacom.

Source: Common Domain

Why one-third of American working-age men could be displaced by robots

Tuesday 23:59 GMT

One third of able-bodied American men between 25 and 54 could be out of job by 2050, contends the author of “The Future of Work: Robots, AI and Automation.” “We’re already at 12% of prime-aged men without jobs,” said Darrell West, vice president of the Brookings Institution think tank, at a forum in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

According to that same Gallup poll, 59% of executives believe that data science and analytical skills will be essential communication skills within their companies in five years.

Source: CBS News

For Nassar sex abuse victim, MSU settlement is a "victory" but the fight is far from over

Friday 13:39 GMT

Some survivors feel vindicated by this settlement, but they also insist their fight for justice is far from over, reports CBS News' Dr. Jon LaPook.

Michigan State University will pay $500 million to settle claims from survivors of the biggest sex assault case in sports history. More than 300 women sued Michigan State for allegedly ignoring complaints about disgraced former doctor, Larry Nassar.

Source: DW

Iran protests signal simmering anti-government anger

Friday 14:32 GMT

Violent protests in a city in southern Iran have once again showed the growing public discontent with the way the Middle Eastern country is governed.

With such simmering anger and disenchantment among the masses, it's highly likely that any local issue could spark violent protests, which quickly escalate into a nationwide anti-government movement. Many Iranian citizens have also lost faith in their country's President Hassan Rouhani, who came to power with a message of change and hope.

Source: Common Domain

Stock havens take it on the chin as bond yields rise

Friday 15:27 GMT

The losses in defensive sectors have tracked a rise in bond yields, particularly the 10-year U.S. Treasury note TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.24%  , where the yield broke above the psychologically important 3% threshold and is at its highest level since 2011.

A major culprit weighing on these “bond proxies” are bonds themselves, as a stark rise in Treasury yields this year have made the stocks less comparably attractive.

Source: Global News

Canadians could pay over $1,000 for gas this summer

Wednesday 20:07 GMT

Drivers of SUVs and pickup trucks, in particular, could easily spend around $1,000 in gas this summer, the numbers show.

The national average gas price is currently hovering around $1.34 a litre, up from around $1.09 a litre this time last year, said Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy. With oil prices climbing, drivers from coast to coast are likely in for the priciest driving season in four years, according to analysts.

Source: Fox News

'Sex and the City' star boasts Cuomo being dragged to the left by 'The Cynthia Effect'

Tuesday 16:23 GMT

Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon faces a steep climb to unseat Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming New York gubernatorial primary – but claims she’s already succeeding in pulling the Democratic establishment mainstay to the left as she picks off support from key liberal groups.

A recent Quinnipiac poll found that Cuomo held a 22-point lead over Nixon, but that lead was significantly smaller than previous polls from other organizations that had shown Cuomo with a lead of more than twice that before she announced her candidacy.

Source: New York Times

Are Seatbelts Required on School Buses?

Sunday 01:35 GMT

Just as cars use combination lap-shoulder belts, advocates for seatbelts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, have encouraged parents to work with their local school districts to equip new school buses with lap-shoulder belts.

On the other hand, New York State requires seatbelts to be installed on school buses manufactured after July 1987, but leaves it up to each school district to decide whether students have to actually wear them.

Source: Common Domain

Here’s one theory why people in their 20s and 30s are reluctant to invest

Tuesday 23:59 GMT

Millennials may blame the Great Recession for their reluctance to invest, but their parents may have played a bigger role.

From dinner dates to golf. People in their 20s and 30s may not have the extra income to invest, according to Neal Frankle, a financial adviser in Westlake Village, Calif. “As long as they stay on the sidelines, they squander that precious resource,” he wrote on his blog, WealthPilgrim.

Source: Washington Post

Critics fear Trump is ceding too much to China on trade

Today 19:05 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Crisis-weary Venezuelans are voting in election decried as a Maduro power grab

Today 15:28 GMT
Source: Fox News

Clinton pollster blasts Mueller probe, says 'must now be stopped'

Today 20:04 GMT
Source: NBC News

DOJ seeks probe of FBI conduct in 2016 campaign after Trump 'spy' claim

Today 16:24 GMT
Source: New York Times

Trump Grappling With Risks of Proceeding With North Korea Meeting

Today 19:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Asian markets rally as U.S.-China trade tensions ease

Today 19:05 GMT
Source: Fox News

Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

Today 16:25 GMT
Source: The Guradian

YouTube to launch new music streaming service

Friday 09:59 GMT
Source: BBC

YouTube unveils music streaming service

Friday 09:03 GMT
Source: Global News

Montreal designer creates ‘classy and elegant’ look for Jessica Mulroney at royal wedding

Sunday 20:02 GMT
Source: Global News

4 takeaways about the Trump Tower meeting from newly released transcripts

Thursday 08:07 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Best Account to Tap for an Annuity Purchase

Thursday 15:28 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Price Declines Slow Along the River Thames

Wednesday 21:01 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump Tower meeting transcripts: Donald Jr., Russia lawyer downplay session, rip ‘apocalyptic Hollywood’ narrative

Thursday 10:53 GMT

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte