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Source: CBS News

"We're seeking justice," DNC Chairman Tom Perez says of Russia-Trump conspiracy lawsuit

Saturday 22:46 GMT

The special counsel has not concluded its collusion investigation, but the Democratic National Committee (DNC) isn't waiting.

The 66-page lawsuit accuses russian hackers of "stealing tens of thousands of documents and emails" from the DNC and outlines all the known contacts between Russians and the Trump campaign. In April of 2016, for instance, Trump foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos "met with a Kremlin-tied agent" who told him about the DNC breach just four days after it happened.

Source: Common Domain

Michael Cohen’s Lawyer Urges Judge to Delay ‘Stormy Daniels’ Suit Against Him

Sunday 06:05 GMT

LOS ANGELES—Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen asked a federal judge here Friday to halt a civil case against him in light of the criminal investigation embroiling him in New York.

The judge pressed Mr. Avenatti on why a delay would impact his client, since the judge said she doesn’t appear to feel hampered from speaking publicly even before a court invalidates her nondisclosure agreement.

Source: CBS News

Rappers defend lyrics deemed anti-Semitic amid award backlash

Saturday 08:06 GMT

A German rap duo whose infamous lyrics include references regarded as anti-Semitic have been awarded one of the country's most prestigious music prizes.

The backlash over Kollegah and Farid Bang's award began at the ECHO ceremony itself, when one of Germany's most recognizable cultural figures, Campino, the lead singer of 1980s rock band Die Toten Hosen, registered his protest by refusing his own award, and railing against the rappers.

Source: New York Times

Joan Konner, TV Producer and Journalism Dean, Dies at 87

Saturday 22:46 GMT

Joan Konner, an award-winning television executive, producer and documentarian who became the first woman to lead the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, died on Wednesday in Manhattan.

After raising two daughters, Ms. Konner got a late start professionally, graduating from Columbia’s journalism school herself in 1961 when she was 30, almost a decade after she had received her bachelor’s degree.

Source: The Guradian

Jürgen Klopp backs Liverpool to close gap on ‘even stronger’ Manchester City

Sunday 06:05 GMT

Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool do not fear the challenge of trying to wrest the Premier League title from a Manchester City team he expects will be even stronger next season.

“This year, if City plays a normal season, which they didn’t do, then it would be really close until the end because we are now all close together.

Source: Washington Post

Three Kansas militiamen who plotted to bomb Muslims are found guilty on terrorism charges

20-Apr-2018

A federal jury in Kansas on Wednesday convicted three right-wing extremists of plotting to massacre Muslim refugees living in an industrial town on the west side of the state.

Patrick Stein, 49, Curtis Allen, 50, and Gavin Wright, 50, were found guilty on charges of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiring to violate the civil housing rights of others. The men spent months plotting to bomb an apartment building housing Somali refugees and a mosque in Garden City, Kan., on the day after the 2016 presidential election.

Source: New York Times

Barclays Chief Executive Staley Fined Over Whistle-Blower Scandal

Saturday 08:06 GMT

British bank regulators on Friday fined James E. Staley, the chief executive of Barclays, over his attempt to unmask a whistle-blower within the bank.

Barclays said that two British regulators, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority, had fined Mr. Staley, though it did not disclose the amount. The regulators also required Barclays to submit reports on parts of its whistle-blowing program, the bank said, though it added that the regulators did not take any action against Barclays itself.

Source: CBS News

Iran "ready" to resume nuke program if US leaves deal, foreign minister warns

Saturday 22:46 GMT

In an interview to air Sunday on "Face the Nation," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the country is ready to restart its controversial nuclear program if the Trump administration resumes sanctions. "We have put a number of options for ourselves, and those options are ready," Zarif told "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan, "including options that would involve resuming at a much greater speed our nuclear activities."

Source: Common Domain

Want Our Personal Data Pay for It

Sunday 06:05 GMT

If Facebook and Google refuse to pay users for their data, these other companies are big and sophisticated enough to pay for data instead.

To understand what regulation is appropriate, we need to understand the source of the problem: the absence of a real market in data, with true property rights for data creators. Even Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testified that he thought new federal rules were “inevitable.”

Source: Common Domain

Virginia Woolf’s Onetime Home Listed for $4.62 Million

Saturday 08:06 GMT

Now, after an extensive renovation Hogarth House has been listed with estate agents Featherstone Leigh, with each half priced at about $4.62 million.

In 1915 the novelist Virginia Woolf and her husband, Leonard, did what many young couples do and moved from the center of London to a large house in the suburbs.

Source: NBC News

Did Trump stay overnight in Russia in 2013 Evidence points to yes

Saturday 22:46 GMT

President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he didn’t stay in Russia overnight during his 2013 visit to the country — part of his explanation for why the salacious allegations from the Steele dossier couldn’t be true, according to the Comey memos that were released Thursday evening.

From previous news reports, as well as NBC News’ own reporting — strongly suggests that Trump did stay at least one night in Moscow in November 2013.

Source: DW

Switzerland: Campaign against 'welfare detectives' gets support of thousands

Sunday 06:05 GMT

GPS tracking devices on cars; private detectives following suspects to the grocery store; secretly-snapped photos of people out to lunch with friends: Such descriptions sound like they come from a spy movie, but they are actually actions carried out by so-called "welfare detectives" in Switzerland.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. In the nearly three weeks since their campaign launched, over 10,000 people have pledged their support online — downloading a PDF of the required signature form, printing it out and then mailing it in.

Source: Reuters

Avicii, Swedish electronic dance music artist and DJ, dead at 28

Saturday 22:46 GMT

(Reuters) - Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars of electronic dance music (EDM) in Europe, was found dead on Friday at the age of 28, his U.S. publicist said.

Fellow British DJ Calvin Harris called his death “devastating news,” adding on Twitter that Avicii was: “a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do.”. EDM artist Deadmau5 said in a post on Twitter: “Nobody can deny what he has accomplished and done for modern dance music and im (sic) very proud of him.” Former One Direction member Liam Payne said via Twitter that Avicii’s demise was “very very sad news way (too) young ... what a talent he was.”

Source: Common Domain

Sen. Chris Coons Announces Opposition to Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State

Saturday 22:46 GMT

Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.) said Friday that he won’t support Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, putting the current Central Intelligence Agency director on track for a negative recommendation from the committee assessing his nomination.

Under Senate procedures, the nomination could still be brought to the Senate floor, where the math is more favorable for Mr. Pompeo and he is likely be confirmed.

Source: Washington Post

Trump says Pompeo was not originally scheduled to see Kim Jong Un on secret North Korea visit

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: New York Times

Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault After Years of Accusations

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: Common Domain

North-South Korea Meeting to Determine Their Future Ties

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as Trump’s next secretary of state

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: CBS News

Mike Pompeo, confirmed as secretary of state, is now off on his first official trip

Today 04:18 GMT
Source: The Week

Ronny Jackson, swamp doctor

Thursday 21:53 GMT
Source: New York Times

Former Judge Chosen to Review Materials Seized From Michael Cohen

Today 04:18 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Fed’s Brainard Says Now Isn’t Time to Lower Capital, Liquidity Rules

Friday 14:34 GMT
Source: Common Domain

10-year Treasury yield extends climb as earnings lift appetite for stocks

Friday 11:48 GMT
Source: The Week

The way we teach morality

Sunday 09:54 GMT
Source: Fox News

Southwest Airlines hero pilot texted friend 'God is good' after landing

Friday 14:34 GMT
Source: CBS News

Punishment doled out after officer takes oath with hand puppet

Friday 10:55 GMT
Source: Fox News

3 in National Guard disciplined over use of dinosaur hand puppet during oath ceremony

20-Apr-2018
Source: The Guradian

Hugh Masekela: Masekela 66-76 review – crammed with great music

Friday 11:48 GMT

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