Trump’s big EPA website change should worry you

April 30, 2017

… activities have been the dominant cause of that warming,” the webpage reads. Starting Friday, going to EPA.gov/climate and EPA.gov/climatechange sent visitors to a landing page that said, “This page is being updated.” In an agency statement about the website changes, there’s no mention of removing all the content, even if temporarily. “The process, which involves updating language to reflect the approach of new leadership,is intended to ensure thatthe public can …

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Manhattan man pleads guilty to ‘Producers’ scheme

April 27, 2017

… from. “Through his elaborate overtures to investors, Roland Scahill scammed patrons of the arts to the tune of more than $200,000. We are pleased to have brought his larcenous scheme to a grand finale,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus B. Vance said in a statement. …

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Prosecutor: ‘Brutal’ genital mutilation won’t be tolerated in US

April 27, 2017

… women. FGM will not be tolerated in the United States,” the prosecutor said in a statement. “The federal government is continuing this investigation to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.” The defendants have not entered pleas, but attorneys for all three argue their clients are not guilty of all charges. According to the indictment and a criminal complaint filed against Nagarwala, the investigation into Nagarwala and the Attars dates back to October of 2016. The …

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Homeless girls bond in Girl Scout Troop 6000

April 24, 2017

… have a place to realize these dreams, find stability, make lifelong friends, and discover the strength they have inside to be whoever they want to be,” Van Bramer said in a statement. Burgess said, “It is not easy what we are going through. Some of the girls don’t have the opportunity to get out of their rooms and build those relationships. Having a troop here where there are plenty of girls to support each other is important.” And their troop number, 6000, is one they …

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Utah Physician Says She’ll Happily Do The Job Jason Chaffetz Won’t

April 21, 2017

… approached by several candidates interested in taking on the [3rd Congressional District], but none as far into their campaign as Kathie Allen, she said. Dr. Allen will now begin to position herself for a run in a open seat. Republicans have a deep bench of talented candidates in Utah who are more than up to this challenge, he said in a statement. The NRCC is very confident in our ability to keep this seat red in November 2018. Allen told HuffPost she hopes the Democratic Party can build off …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young Indian orphan who was adopted by Gauri Sawant, a 37-year-old Mumbai-based transgender woman …

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Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies At 72

April 19, 2017

Jack Shainman, Hendricks gallery, released a statement confirming his death: It is with great sadness that we announce that Barkley L. Hendricks passed away this morning. He was 72 years old. He is survived by his wife Susan of 34 years. We have had the great honor of working with Barkley since 2005. He was a situational painter, documenting the world around him in vivid and highly detailed paintings that capture the distinctive personalities of his subjects. He was a true artists …

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DNC Announces Members Of Unity Reform Commission

April 18, 2017

… continues to embrace the big tent of our party, Perez said in a statement. This includes everyone, from lifelong Democrats to 18-year-olds who cast their first ballot in 2016. Below is a complete list of the commission members: The 21-member commission includes nine members selected by Clinton, seven members picked by Sanders, three picked by Perez, and the chair and vice chair selected by Clinton and Sanders, respectively. Sanders had also already named his selections to the commission. …

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Arkansas inmate has last meal as courts decide fate

April 18, 2017

… Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a statement Monday evening that said, in part, “We have asked the US Supreme Court and hope to get a decision later tonight.” The attorney for Davis and Ward requested stays of execution until the US Supreme Court rules on an upcoming case concerning inmate access to independent mental health experts. The justices are set to hold oral arguments on April 24. …

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‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ ditches the Season Pass (maybe) and its fractured community

April 16, 2017

… that there won’t be a Season Pass for Battlefront II. The reason, we were told, is because they couldn’t definitively say whether that would be the case, despite what Diemer said and expounded upon. It sounds like they weren’t ready to reveal this information yet, likely because the makeup of the Season Pass replacement hasn’t been nailed down. EA sent over the following statement to attempt to clarify Diemer’s remarks: While were not ready to confirm any live …

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To fight Amazon in India, Flipkart buying Ebay’s business in the country

April 12, 2017

… technology,” they said in a press statement. Ebay India and Flipkart believe the convergence of their businesses will offer customers “access to the wide array of global inventory on eBay, while eBays customers will have access to more unique Indian inventory provided by Flipkart sellers.” “Ebay is committed to winning in India in partnership with Flipkart. Our exclusive global trade partnership will allow eBay and Flipkart to reach even more consumers around the …

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Cops Hunt Accused Gun Thief Who Sent Anti-Government Manifesto To Trump

April 11, 2017

Joseph Jakubowski, 32, sent a menacing, anti-government and anti-religion manifesto to Trump on April 4, the same day he stole a large quantity of high-end handguns and rifles from a gun shop in Janesville, according to the Rock County Sheriffs Office. About 30 minutes after the break-in at the Armageddon Gun Shop last week, Jakubowskis station wagon was found on fire, the result of arson, the sheriffs department said in a statement. He also made threats against schools, but didnt mention a …

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Shell corruption probe: New evidence on oil payments – BBC News

April 10, 2017

… down’ The emails the BBC has seen seem more than pub talk. They seem to show that a number of Shell executives were aware that a company controlled by Etete would ultimately receive over a billion dollars and were advised by their own employees that the money was likely to end up being paid in political kickbacks. In a statement Shell said it did not believe that any current or former employees had acted illegally. ENI did not respond to the BBC’s request for comment but has …

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JPMorgan’s 125-Year Courtship of GE Is Paying Off Handsomely

April 9, 2017

… the age of 62. JPMorgan’s fees since 2012 were twice as much as runner-up Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s $83 million, according to an analysis for Bloomberg by consultant Freeman & Co. But Goldman Sachs’s fortunes may be turning. It’s got the most potential fees from GE in the pipeline, at about $40 million, Freeman said. GE said in an emailed statement that “selectively engaging investment banking advisers has been critical” in recent years as GE …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… visit said she wanted whoever carried it out to be held accountable a statement suggesting she didnt believe the intelligence pointing to Assad.On CNN Friday night, she said she was still skeptical. Gabbard has Spencer before, and she has herself from former KKK leader David Duke, a Spencer ally and Assad fan who has praised Gabbards position on Syria. But the rhetoric from Gabbard and her and allies on the left who say Washington should embrace Assad including former Rep. Dennis (D-Ohio) …

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Sharp rise in A&Es turning away ambulances – BBC News

April 8, 2017

… “The sharp increase in the number of diversions is very worrying. Further steps will be needed across health and social care to address these pressures.” NHS England pointed out many of the diverts would be to hospitals close by so patients were not being sent to hospitals a long way from their homes. In a statement, the organisation added too many ambulances were being dispatched to simply try to hit targets – and it was now reviewing the system to see if there was a more …

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Apple’s brutal breakup with Imagination is a warning to its other partners

April 5, 2017

… determined to take development of its mobile graphics in-house. This is bad news for Imagination because about half of its revenue depends on Apple’s business. Its statement toggles from threatening (doubting Apple’s ability to make graphics engines that don’t infringe on its patents) to desperate (emphasizing its willingness to consider “alternative commercial arrangements”). Just stay with us! No strings! It’s understandable: Apple and Imagination have been …

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Yup, your internet service provider is now allowed to track and sell your data thanks to the Senate

March 24, 2017

… go through the House of Representatives and get a signature from President Donald Trump to become official. “With todays vote, Senate Republicans have just made it easier for Americans sensitive information about their health, finances and families to be used, shared, and sold to the highest bidder without their permission,” said Sen. Edward Markey (D) in a statement following the vote. I spoke against @SenateGOP bill that will sell your private & personal info to highest …

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Porsche’s massive bonus scheme shows employers how it’s done

March 24, 2017

… reached record sales last year $24 billion in revenue, marking a 4 percent increase, according to a statement. So rather than piling all that extra money at that top of the corporate totem pole, Porsche decided to reward its thousands of workers. SEE ALSO: Ford’s self-driving cars won’t have steering wheels because engineers maybe kept falling asleep The exact amount of each bonus is 9,111, a reference to the Porsche 911. That extra paycheck will be paid to everyone factory …

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Unbeelieveable: Stung By Lawsuit, Trump Administration Lists Bumble Bee As Endangered

March 22, 2017

WASHINGTON The rusty patched bumble bee, one of Americas most important pollinators, has finally landed on the endangered species list. The Trump administration reversed course and listed the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species just in the nick of time, Rebecca Riley, senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in a statement Tuesday. Federal protections may be the only thing standing between the bumble bee and extinction. The NRDC responded by suing the …

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Paul Ryan ‘Encouraged’ By Report That Says Millions Would Lose Insurance Under GOP Plan

March 14, 2017

… theyre going to suggest that if were not going to make people do something they dont want to do, theyre not going to do it. As HuffPost reported Monday, the CBO score found that by 2026 the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Echoing what he said in a statement released earlier Monday, Ryan told Fox News hes encouraged and excited that the CBO report confirmed the Republican plan will lower premiums and improve access to health care. He also stressed that Obamacare is in the middle of a …

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Author who wrote heartbreaking ‘dating profile’ for her husband dies

March 14, 2017

(CNN)Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the prolific children’s book author who wrote a devastating “Modern Love” column about her soon-to-be-widower husband, died in her home in Chicago on Monday from ovarian cancer. She was 51. “Everything Amy did was life and love affirming,” Amy Rennert, her longtime literary agent and friend, said in a statement to CNN. “She was such a bright light with a great sense of wonder.” Rosenthal was best known for her many …

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Justin Bieber impersonator charged with more than 900 child sex offenses

March 9, 2017

(CNN)A man who allegedly posed as singer Justin Bieber online has been charged with more than 900 child sex offenses, including rape. The 42-year-old man allegedly used multiple platforms — including Facebook and Skype — to communicate with his victims, Australian police said in a statement Thursday. “The breadth of offenses committed in this instance are frankly horrendous,” Queensland Detective Inspector Jon Rouse said. JUST WATCHED Replay More Videos …

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Soy nut butter recall expands after more cases of E. coli

March 8, 2017

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AARP comes out against House GOP health care bill

March 8, 2017

Washington (CNN)The AARP issued a statement on Tuesday declaring its opposition to the health care bill touted by GOP leadership this week. The letter — from one of the most influential groups in domestic policy — is the latest blow for a bill that has already seen opposition from many conservative leaders, media organizations and interest groups. “This bill would weaken Medicare’s fiscal sustainability, dramatically increase health care costs for Americans aged …

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