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Congressional Republicans tiptoe carefully around charges leveled by Mueller – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

They sidestepped it. They expressed alarm, but not outrage. They said Congress should consider taking action. But they cautioned against moving too aggressively. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s decision to charge three former officials from President Trump’s campaign sparked an array of responses from congressional Republicans on Monday. But there was a common theme: They saw little to gain in venturing further into a quickly expanding political thicket. Instead,…

Google offers new findings on Russian disinformation across its products – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Just a day before tech’s big Russia-focused Congressional hearings begin, Google is out with a new report on the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election across its platforms. “While we have found only limited activity on our services, we will continue to work to prevent all of it, because there is no amount of interference that is acceptable,” Google wrote in its latest blog post on…

Kelly defends Confederate statues: ‘History’s history’ – The Hill

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE says it is a mistake to pull down Confederate-tied symbols and scrub markers of historical importance, arguing that it is a “dangerous” practice to retroactively project current attitudes onto past events. In an interview Monday night on Fox News, Kelly said “history’s history” after being  asked by host Laura Ingraham what he thought about removing the plaques memorializing both George Washington and Robert E. Lee at a…

Bowe Bergdahl Takes The Stand, Offers Apology To Wounded Service Members – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is escorted into the Ft. Bragg military courthouse for his sentencing hearing on Monday in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Sara D. Davis/Getty Images Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is escorted into the Ft. Bragg military courthouse for his sentencing hearing on Monday in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images Updated at 5:15 p.m. ET Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl took…

7 tantalizing questions about the Russia probe from Trump aide George Papadopoulos’s plea deal – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

George Papadopoulos, left, and Michael Katehakis, a professor from Rutgers University. (Costas Bej/The National Herald) For the first time, we have a figure from the 2016 Trump campaign who we know is cooperating with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in his Russia investigation. George Papadopoulos is talking after being caught lying to investigators. Exactly what that means, we don’t really know. But that’s just one of several big, juicy questions emanating…

Judge blocks enforcement of Trump’s transgender military ban – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)A federal judge on Monday partially blocked enforcement of key provisions of President Donald Trump’s memorandum banning transgender people serving in the military. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/09/28/transgender-midshipmen-naval-academy-orig-jm.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_14′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170928171854-regan-kibby-naval-academy-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170928171854-regan-kibby-naval-academy-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170928171854-regan-kibby-naval-academy-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170928171854-regan-kibby-naval-academy-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170928171854-regan-kibby-naval-academy-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170928171854-regan-kibby-naval-academy-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170928171854-regan-kibby-naval-academy-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = false;if…

US forces capture second Benghazi suspect in Libya – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

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Russian Influence Reached 126 Million Through Facebook Alone – New York Times

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

The Russia-linked posts were “an insidious attempt to drive people apart,” Colin Stretch, the general counsel for Facebook who will appear at the hearings, said in his prepared remarks. He called the posts “deeply disturbing,” and noted they focused on race, religion, gun rights, and gay and transgender issues, in attempts to spread discord among Americans. Facebook, Mr. Stretch said, was “determined to prevent it from happening again.” The new…

‘House of Cards’ to end after Kevin Spacey scandal; is legal trouble next? – USA TODAY

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Kevin Spacey has been accused of making sexual advances on actor Anthony Rapp when he was a teenage boy in 1986. (Oct. 30) AP Anthony Rapp in October 2013 in New York, Kevin Spacey in March 2014 in Hollywood.(Photo: STEPHEN LOVEKIN, AFP/Getty Images) Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey faced the harshest criticisms of his career Monday after fellow actor Anthony Rapp accused him of sexually harassing…

Three former Trump campaign officials charged by special counsel – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Special prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III on Monday revealed charges against three former Trump campaign officials — including onetime campaign chairman Paul Manafort — marking the first criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence in U.S. political affairs. One of the three men charged, former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty earlier this month to making a false statement to FBI investigators who asked about…

Court partially blocks Trump’s transgender military ban – The Hill

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

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Towson University grad killed after boy jumps from overpass onto car in Virginia – Baltimore Sun

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Police say a 12-year-old boy jumped from an overpass above Interstate 66 in northern Virginia and fell onto a car, killing the driver. The incident took place Saturday afternoon in Fairfax County. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in a statement Sunday afternoon that the boy landed on a Ford Escape and the impact incapacitated the vehicle’s driver. Geller says the driver of the Ford, 22-year-old Marisa W. Harris…

House of Cards Creator Beau Willimon Calls Kevin Spacey Allegations ‘Deeply Troubling’ – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

House of Cards creator Beau Willimon has responded to allegations that series star Kevin Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance toward actor Anthony Rapp in 1986. In a statement released on Monday, Willimon called the allegations “troubling” but said he was unaware of any inappropriate behavior during his time on the Netflix drama. He exited the show at the end of its fourth season in 2016. “Anthony Rapp’s story is deeply troubling. During…

Zach Miller undergoes emergency surgery in effort to save injured leg – ESPN

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller underwent emergency surgery Sunday night in an effort to save his injured left leg, league and team sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. The surgery, performed at LSU’s medical center in New Orleans after the Bears’ loss to the Saints, was to repair a damaged artery in Miller’s leg, according to sources. Bears need TE Adam Shaheen…

Kevin Spacey Slammed After Coming Out in Statement Apologizing for Alleged Sexual Harassment – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Kevin Spacey is being criticized for “hiding under the rainbow” after he came out in the same statement in which he apologized for alleged unwanted sexual advances towards actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was just 14. In an interview with BuzzFeed published Sunday, Rapp, now 46, alleged then-26-year-old Spacey invited him to his Manhattan apartment for a party in 1986. (They were both starring in hit Broadway plays at the time.) Rapp says he was…

Paul Manafort, Who Once Ran Trump Campaign, Told to Surrender – New York Times

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Attempts to reach Mr. Gates on Monday were not successful. A spokesman for Mr. Manafort did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Mr. Manafort has expected charges since this summer, when F.B.I. agents raided his home and prosecutors warned him that they planned to indict him. That warning raised speculation that Mr. Manafort might try to cut a deal to avoid prosecution. Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Ty Cobb, said…

Woman killed after boy jumps from overpass in apparent suicide attempt – CBS News

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va. – Police say a 12-year-old boy jumped from an overpass above Interstate 66 in northern Virginia and fell onto a car, killing the driver. The incident took place Saturday afternoon in Fairfax County. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in a statement Sunday afternoon that the boy landed on a Ford Escape and the impact incapacitated the vehicle’s driver. Virginia State Police are investigating the incident as…

Spanish prosecutors charge Catalonia’s separatist leaders with sedition – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

BARCELONA — Spanish authorities charged separatist leaders in Catalonia with rebellion and sedition on Monday, marking a major escalation in the the confrontation with the independence-seeking region. Catalonian regional president Carles Puigdemont and the speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, were charged with sedition, rebellion and the misuse of public funds. The two officials displayed a “total disregard for the constitution,” said Spanish Attorney General Jose Manuel Maza. The…

US Navy ship with 2 women rescued at sea reaches Japan – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Two women from Hawaii who were adrift on a storm-battered sailboat in the Pacific for months set foot on solid ground Monday at a U.S. Navy base in southern Japan. The USS Ashland rescued Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava and their two dogs about 1,450 kilometers (900 miles) southeast of Japan, and brought them to America’s White Beach Naval Facility after waiting for a typhoon to pass. The two women,…

Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp accuses Kevin Spacey of making sexual advance toward him at 14 – EW.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Kevin Spacey has apologized to Anthony Rapp after Rapp alleged Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance toward the Star Trek: Discovery actor when he was 14 years old. Spacey, at the time, was 26. “I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I’m beyond horrified to hear his story,” Spacey wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “I honestly do not remember the encounter,…