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  • Democrats Demand Twitter, Facebook Crackdown On #ReleaseTheMemo "Russian Bots",

    Democrats Demand Twitter, Facebook Crackdown On #ReleaseTheMemo “Russian Bots”, There Is Just One Problem… • Last week, a four page memo detailing FBI abuse of FISA warrants against the Trump campaign was circulated within the US House of Representatives • Amid calls from sev…

  • Indiana Church Targeted By Vandals After Hosting ‘Resistance’ Event

    01/23/2018 07:42 pm ET Indiana Church Targeted By Vandals After Hosting ‘Resistance’ Event At present, authorities have few leads in the disturbing case. By Curtis M. Wong An Indiana church was targeted by racist, homophobic vandals a day after hosting a “resistance” event tied to the o…

  • Outcry after Florida Border Patrol conducts checks, detains woman on Greyhound b

    Outcry after Florida Border Patrol conducts checks, detains woman on Greyhound bus by Carmen Sesin / Jan.23.2018 / 6:00 PM ET MIAMI — A widely circulated video that allegedly shows agents from Customs and Border Patrol detaining a woman on a Greyhound bus, after demanding from people on board …

  • Ex-Congress staffers plead guilty to distributing delegate’s nude photos

    Ex-Congress staffers plead guilty to distributing delegate’s nude photos by ANDREW RAFFERTY JAN 23 2018, 7:02 PM ET WASHINGTON — Two former staff members of a delegate to Congress from the U.S. Virgin Islands pleaded guilty to distributing nude photos and videos of the member and her husband i…

  • Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88

    Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with books like “The Left Hand of Darkness” and the Earthsea series, died on Monday at her home in Portland, Ore. She was 88. Her son, Theo Downes-Le…

  • US judge backs extradition of ex-Panama president Martinelli

    US judge backs extradition of ex-Panama president Martinelli By CURT ANDERSON, AP LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER MIAMI — Jan 23, 2018, 4:21 PM ET A Miami federal judge on Tuesday upheld the extradition request for former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli to face political espionage and embezzlement char…

  • Motel 6 guests who were deported to Mexico sue hotel chain's Carrollton owner fo

    30 MIN AGO Motel 6 guests who were deported to Mexico sue hotel chain’s Carrollton owner for informing ICE   Jane N. and her husband checked into a Motel 6 on June 28, 2017, seeking air-conditioned relief from Phoenix temperatures surpassing 100 degrees. The next morning, the couple was …

  • Comey and Sessions Are Questioned for Hours in Russia Inquiry

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/comey-and-sessions-are-questioned-for-hours-in-russia-inquiry/ar-AAv4vtI?OCID=ansmsnnews11 The New York Times By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT 1 hr ago WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for several hours last week as part of the special counse…

  • FBI Director Christopher Wray’s chief of staff quits

    He was formerly Comey’s Chief of Staff as well. https://nypost.com/2018/01/23/comeys-former-chief-of-staff-finally-quits-fbi-under-pressure-from-gop-lawmakers/ Couldn’t find a MSM article. Comey’s former chief of staff finally quits FBI under pressure from GOP lawmakers By Mark Moor…

  • Tsunami warning live: US west coast under threat after 8.2 magnitude earthquake

    This was posted with no link/general comment in GD, but this is significant LBN, so I am reposting it w/links here. (The Brit paper refers to GMT, which is Greenwich Mean Time.)  The tsunami center website is having problems w/ power outages, but has gotten this warning out:  “Other advice …

  • US slaps 'America First" tariffs on washing machines & solar panels

    Another  balanced, detailed reports from the Brits, discussing why South Korea (Samsung & LG) and China (U.S.’s biggest trading partner AND biggest manufacturer of solar panels) have “reacted angrily” to this news; and reaction of some environmentalists, along with S. Korea&#…

  • Facebook admits it took too long to recognize social media’s harmful effects on

    democracy MENLO PARK — Facebook has been taking a long, hard look at how it’s affecting democracy, and the social media giant doesn’t like everything it sees in the mirror. On Monday, the company admitted it took too long to recognize how its site was being abused to spread misinformation or …

  • Gun industry gathers just a few miles from mass shooting

    Gun industry gathers just a few miles from mass shooting Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press Updated 1:28 am, Tuesday, January 23, 2018   The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise La…

  • Family heartbroken after ICE detains Polish doctor in the U.S. for 40 years

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michigan-doctor-detained-lukasz-niecs-family-and-friends-heartbroken-over-arrest/ KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Family, friends and colleagues of a Kalamazoo, Michigan, doctor are heartbroken four days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested him. They…

  • Five people are missing after an explosion at an Oklahoma drilling rig

    From the Pittburgh(Oklahoma) Post Gazette? Five people are missing after an explosion at an Oklahoma drilling rig Monday morning, according to news reports. The explosion happened just before 9 a.m. Central time in northeast Pittsburg County, according to the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office. Co…