U.S. Press Freedom Gets Labeled ‘Problematic’ For The First Time

U.S. Press Freedom Gets Labeled ‘Problematic’ For The First Time

The United States has become a “problematic” place for journalists as they continue to face a stream of threats and attacks on their safety, according to a new report about press freedom released Thursday. The 2019 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF), downgraded the U.S. by three spots compared with last…
Democratic Leaders Argue For More Trump Investigations, Not Impeachment

Democratic Leaders Argue For More Trump Investigations, Not Impeachment

WASHINGTON ― First, House Democratic leadership told members to wait for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report before calling for impeachment. Now that a redacted version of his report is out, leaders are suggesting more waiting. At least that was the takeaway from some members Monday night after a caucus-wide conference call to discuss the Mueller…
Trump: Mueller Probe ‘Would Not Have Happened’ If Barr Had Been Attorney General

Trump: Mueller Probe ‘Would Not Have Happened’ If Barr Had Been Attorney General

President Donald Trump said Wednesday night that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation would not have happened if Attorney General William Barr had been in his current position at the time. Barr “is a great gentleman,” Trump told host Sean Hannity in an interview on Fox News. “Had he been there initially, this all would not have…
India Evacuates More Than 1 Million People As Cyclone Fani Closes In

India Evacuates More Than 1 Million People As Cyclone Fani Closes In

BHUBANESWAR, India, May 3 (Reuters) - A cyclone barrelled into eastern India on Friday, bringing down trees and power lines and “extensively” damaging the tourist town of Puri, but there were no early reports of casualties with a million people evacuated before it made landfall. Tropical Cyclone Fani spent days building up power in the…
John Kelly Joins Board Of Company Operating Shelters For Migrant Children: Report

John Kelly Joins Board Of Company Operating Shelters For Migrant Children: Report

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly has joined the board of a company that operates the largest U.S. shelter for unaccompanied migrant children, according to a CBS News report. Kelly joined the board of Caliburn International, the company confirmed to CBS on Friday. Caliburn is the parent company of Comprehensive Health Services, which operates…
Mitch McConnell Proposes Raising Age For Tobacco Products To 21

Mitch McConnell Proposes Raising Age For Tobacco Products To 21

While the political world focused on the Mueller report Thursday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was back in his home state, telling farmers to plant more hemp. McConnell made the urging at a news conference in Louisville, where he announced plans for legislation to raise the nationwide minimum age to buy tobacco products…
Interior Department Watchdog Opens Ethics Probe Into 6 Agency Officials

Interior Department Watchdog Opens Ethics Probe Into 6 Agency Officials

The Interior Department’s internal watchdog has opened a formal investigation into alleged violations of federal ethics rules by six high-ranking agency officials who maintained close ties to former employers. Mary Kendall, the agency’s deputy inspector general, confirmed the probe in an April 18 letter to the Campaign Legal Center, the D.C.-based nonpartisan nonprofit that named the officials…
Nancy Pelosi Blasts ‘Highly Unethical’ Trump, Won’t Rule Out Impeachment

Nancy Pelosi Blasts ‘Highly Unethical’ Trump, Won’t Rule Out Impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a letter sent to Democrats on Monday acknowledged efforts to seek impeachment against President Donald Trump following special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, stating that whether Trump is criminally charged or not, he “engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior.” “As you know, last Thursday’s release of the redacted Mueller Report…
Driver In Bay Area Crash May Have Been Targeting Muslims, Police Say

Driver In Bay Area Crash May Have Been Targeting Muslims, Police Say

A San Francisco Bay Area driver charged with eight counts of attempted murder is suspected of targeting the victims because he thought they were Muslim, local authorities said Friday. Sunnyvale Police Chief Phan Ngo said at a news conference that there’s evidence 34-year-old Isaiah Joel Peoples intentionally drove his car into the crowd on Tuesday…
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Told Ilhan Omar He Won’t Take Down Trump’s Tweet Targeting Her

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Told Ilhan Omar He Won’t Take Down Trump’s Tweet Targeting Her

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey directly told Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) during a phone call Tuesday that he stands by the decision to allow President Donald Trump’s tweet that targeted the congresswoman and later resulted in a wave of death threats against her. The call, first reported Thursday by The Washington Post, revolved around a video…

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Nathan Redmond ‘tackled’ by a goal in England training – BBC Sport

Nathan Redmond ‘tackled’ by a goal in England training – BBC Sport

Watch as Southampton's Nathan Redmond is upended by a small goal during an England training session before their Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands.
5 Percent Of Facebook Is Fake

5 Percent Of Facebook Is Fake

About 5% of Facebook’s monthly active users are fake. The figure may not sound like much, but given Facebook’s 2.4 billion monthly active users, that’s an astounding 120 million active users on the platform who are not who ― or even what ― they claim to be. The social media platform included the figure in…
‘Idolised’ football coach guilty of abuse

‘Idolised’ football coach guilty of abuse

Image copyright Solent News & Photo Agency Image caption Bob Higgins had denied molesting 24 boys A former youth football coach who held "supreme power" over the futures of budding players has been found guilty of indecently assaulting boys. Bob Higgins sexually touched and groped 24 victims, most of them trainees at Southampton FC and…