Archive for March, 2017

White House finds more ‘material’ on surveillance and offers to share it with Congress

March 31st, 2017

White House finds more ‘material’ on surveillance and offers to share it with Congress

The White House is offering to share with key congressional leaders “material that has come to light” about the handling of communications intercepts involving American citizens, press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday. Spicer said the new material was discovered by national security staffers “in the ordinary course of business.” He said a letter had been sent, offering to make the information available to House intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes and ranking member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and to the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee. The announcement during Spicer’s regular daily press briefing is the latest twist in the controversy that was touched off weeks ago by President Trump’s tweet alleging wiretapping of Trump Tower.

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China says 'no such thing' as man-made islands in South China Sea

March 31st, 2017

China says 'no such thing' as man-made islands in South China Sea

China says 'no such thing' as man-made islands in South China SeaThere was “no such thing” as man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday, and reiterated that any building work was mainly for civilian purposes. China, which claims most of the resource-rich region, has carried out land reclamation and construction on several islands in the Spratly archipelago, parts of which are also claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. “Most of the building is for civilian purposes, including necessary defensive facilities.” The South China Sea is generally stable at present, but some countries outside the region are anxious about this and want to hype things up and create tensions, Wu said, using terminology that normally refers to the United States.

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Correction: Overpass Collapse-Fire story

March 31st, 2017

Correction: Overpass Collapse-Fire story

Correction: Overpass Collapse-Fire storyATLANTA (AP) — In a story March 30 about an interstate overpass collapse, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of a woman who was trying to get home. Her name is Rose Diggs, not All Rose Diggs.

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Hiker Who Saved Baby Bear With CPR Has No Regrets Despite Jail Threat: 'He Was Fighting to Survive'

March 31st, 2017

Hiker Who Saved Baby Bear With CPR Has No Regrets Despite Jail Threat: 'He Was Fighting to Survive'

Corey Hancock could have been fined $6,000 and even gone to jail for a year for interfering with wildlife.

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Cards Against Humanity Creator Vows To Publish Browsing History Of U.S. Representatives

March 31st, 2017

Cards Against Humanity Creator Vows To Publish Browsing History Of U.S. Representatives

The creator of Cards Against Humanity has promised to purchase and publish the browsing history of members of the United States Congress following a decision to repeal protections that prevented internet service providers from collecting and selling user information without permission.

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Russia expert says Trump strengthened Russian propaganda

March 31st, 2017

Russia expert says Trump strengthened Russian propaganda

Clint Watts, of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russia.

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Welcome to New York's Finest: Police academy graduates 100s of new men and women in blue

March 31st, 2017

Welcome to New York's Finest: Police academy graduates 100s of new men and women in blue

Over 600 men and women were sworn in as New York City police officers during their graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden, March 30, 2017, in New York.

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The Latest: Mexican man freed from detention thankful

March 31st, 2017

The Latest: Mexican man freed from detention thankful

The Latest: Mexican man freed from detention thankfulTACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a Mexican man arrested in the Seattle area despite participating in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children (all times local):

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Fannie, Freddie may write down $21 billion due to U.S. tax cut: BMO

March 31st, 2017

Fannie, Freddie may write down $21 billion due to U.S. tax cut: BMO
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may write down $21 billion of tax-related assets if there is a deep cut in the federal corporate tax rate as promised by…

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Third Avenue in $14.25 million settlement over junk bond fund collapse

March 31st, 2017

Third Avenue in $14.25 million settlement over junk bond fund collapse
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Third Avenue Management, its founder Martin Whitman and other defendants have reached a $14.25 million settlement of a lawsuit by investors in a junk bond mutual fund they…

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