Chaffetz: Justice watchdog also looking at Lynch’s role in FBI’s Clinton email probe

June 26, 2017

… until July 6 to comply with the request. The Senate inquiry was also prompted by news reports that raised questions about whether Lynch tried to stifle the investigation. Among them is a New York Times story in April that is based in part on a hacked and unconfirmed electronic documents obtained by the FBI in which a Democratic operative expressed confidence Lynch would keep the Clinton probe from going too far.  More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSocial Daddy- [Agency] …

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Fitness Blogger Dies After Whipped Cream Canister Explosion

June 23, 2017

… the possible dangers. A post shared by Rebecca Burger (@rebeccablikes) on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:08pm PDT It is, to our knowledge, the first time there has been a death from such an explosion … We knew it would happen one day, deputy editor Benjamin Douriez told the Associated Press. Frances Local reports that the family plans to sue. …

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Teens are still having sex, most use contraception

June 22, 2017

… not statistically significant. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. But Cushman also thinks there may be room to expand the scope of questions on the annual surveys. “Very often, when we look at reports like this, we get focused on the clinical details around pregnancy prevention and STD prevention. And those are certainly important topics,” she said. “But when we work with actual teens, what they often remind us of …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… registered as a benefit corporation, or B corp, meaning the company has committed to adhering to rigid environmental and charitable standards, submitting detailed annual progress reports, and giving 1 percent of its pre-tax profits to green causes each year. Patagonia donated $800,000 We have to fight like hell to keep every inch of public land. Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario We have such a close connection to the area, Hilary Dessouky, Patagonias general counsel, told HuffPost by phone this …

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Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

June 16, 2017

… propane burners to fill the balloon with hot air. Pilots of commercial thermal airships usually ride alone. Thermal airships typically carry only the pilot, Alvaron Bellon, a trustee of the Lighter-Than-Air Society, an organization for blimp and airship pilots, told HuffPost in an email. In the case of the traditional helium-filled blimps, the pilot would be accompanied by a television operator. Despite earlier reports, Thompson did not deploy a parachute prior to the crash.The pilot …

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19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

June 15, 2017

This week,UNESCO released its annual state of conservation reports, which outline which of its famous designatedWorld Heritage Sitesare in danger of losing the historic, cultural or natural characteristics that made them World Heritage Sites in the first place. Tourism can harm the worlds wonders, but it can also help them when done responsibly. Below, find 19 places from UNESCOs conservation reportsthat warrant a responsible visit. To compile this list, we pulled spots that appear on the …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… the youth vote Image copyright EPA Image caption Anti-hunting protesters marched on Downing Street It may simply have been a repetition of a longstanding Tory policy but Theresa May’s vow to hold a free vote on bringing back fox hunting is thought by some to have harmed her efforts to seal the deal with Labour voters flirting with the Conservatives. It came up a lot on the doorstep, according to some reports, helping to “re-toxify” the Conservative brand among voters in …

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Parking Cop Reacts To Conscientious Driver’s Plea In Best Possible Way

June 14, 2017

Parking control officer Jim Hellrood discovered a car parked by an expired meter in downtown Wausau on Thursday morning. CBS News reports that Hellrood interpreted the note to mean the person possibly drunk alcoholand thought walking home was the safer option. Wausau Police Department shared a photograph of the note and the warning ticket to Facebook on Monday. The post is now going viral,and earning both Hellrood and the unidentified driver plenty of kudos from people online: Related …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… Comey’s testimony was released and, for one very key point, it is dead on: Trump is correct that Comey told him multiple times the FBI was not investigating him personally. The first (and only) comment from Trump’s newly appointed spokesman and lawyer on all things involving Russia, Marc Kasowitz, hammered home that they feel “totally vindicated.” “The President is pleased that Mr. Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports that the President was not …

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Dashcam Video Shows Confused Tiger Woods Flunking Sobriety Tests

June 1, 2017

The 41-year-old was found early Mondayasleep in his Mercedes, which was stopped in the right lane of a road. The engine was running, the blinker was on and the car had two flat tires along with some other damage, CBS 12 in West Palm Beach reported. Woods apologized to his family, friends and fans, thanked police and vowed to do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again. He had a fourth back surgery in April, which ESPN reports will keep him out of golf for the rest of the …

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University of California to end lavish spending on dinners

May 31, 2017

… will “absorb their costs for board dinners” to avoid questions over how money is spent. The newspaper reports Monday the reversal was the idea of regent Richard Blum. Dinner costs are paid out of a private endowment designated for university business costs not covered by state or tuition funds. Earlier this month, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he is withholding $50 million from the University of California in light of an audit last month that claimed to have found a …

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Kushner Following Trump’s Orders On Secret Russian Link, Former CIA Official Suggests

May 30, 2017

reports that top White House adviserJared Kushner attempted to establish a secret communication link with Russiahas an ex-CIA official wondering if he was acting on his or following orders and if so, whose orders. Mudd was referring to last weeks Washington Post report that Kushner met in December with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. to discuss establishing a secret communication channel to the Kremlinthat could not be monitored by U.S. intelligence using Russian facilities. The link was …

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Noose found hanging on tree outside a museum in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON –  Authorities say a noose was found hanging from a tree outside a museum in the nation’s capital. U.S. Park Police say the noose was found Friday on the grounds of the Hirshhorn Museum. Officials said in a statement that it’s unclear how long the noose had been there. It was found by a Smithsonian police officer. The Washington Post reports that Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton said in an email to staff that the institution is committed to being a …

May 28, 2017
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Chris Cornell’s Wife, Vicky, Pens Gut-Wrenching Open Letter To ‘Sweet Christopher’

Cornell died last week in a Detroit hotel room after performing a sold-out show with his band.His death was ruled a suicide by hanging. He was 52. A lawyer representing the family told the press that the family is awaiting toxicology reports to determine if the singers anti-anxiety medication played a role in the actions the singer took before his death. We had the time of our lives in the last decade and Im sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night. Im sorry …

May 26, 2017
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Greenpeace Shines Message For Trump On Vatican Before His Visit With The Pope

… Exxon Mobil, has advised the president to remain in the deal, according to reports from The New York Times. If Trump decides to abandon the Paris deal, he will not only harm the planet but also his own country, Andree Boehling, an energy expert at Greenpeace Germany, said in a statement. It would be ecologically and economically foolish to try and slow down the clean energy transition. People across the world are demanding action and its time to deliver. …

May 25, 2017
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Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

… Huma Abedin. Trump lauded Comey for his conduct. But he soon came to loggerheads with Comey in his own administration, when the FBI director reportedly refused to offer him a vow of loyalty. Tuesday’s reports that the President tried to get him to shelve the Flynn probe only thicken the plot. Comey’s political misadventures may offer Republicans a chance to question his motives should he testify, and the GOP is in a mood to defend its president, whose antics in recent days have …

May 17, 2017
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Congress exasperated as White House in ‘downward spiral’

(CNN)Republicans in Congress barely had time to get their footing Monday, as another wild development, this time reports that President Donald Trump had revealed sensitive intelligence to Russia’s foreign minister and US ambassador, swept the Capitol. Senators mulled over the latest stunning news, first reported by The Washington Post, as they met inside the chamber. Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said the wave of negative stories related to Trump and intelligence meant the White …

May 16, 2017
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Psaki: Trump is destroying the trust of our allies

(CNN)As news broke on Monday evening that Donald Trump had, according to reports from the Washington Post and later the New York Times, shared code word (highly classified) intelligence with the Russian Foreign Minister during his visit to the Oval Office last week, the shock wave was felt far beyond the beltway. When Washington wakes up on Tuesday, leaders in Middle Eastern and European capitals — and elsewhere around the world — could be hours into re-evaluating their …

May 16, 2017
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‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Jim Parsons Marries Longtime Partner Todd Spiewak

There arent many details about the wedding, but Page Six reports the nuptials took place at The Rainbow Room in New York City. So much of my adult life, that wasnt really a possibility, and I have grown more interested in the idea, and certainly supportive of the notion, and if my [getting]married would help the notion in general, even that would be enough to make me want to do it, he said. I met this guy (the one with the mic) 14 years ago today and it was the best thing that ever happened …

May 15, 2017
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