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DOJ files civil suit against Edward Snowden over new memoir

The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for violating his non-disclosure agreements with the CIA and the NSA by writing a new book about his leaks. Snowden’s memoir, “Permanent Record,” hit bookshelves Tuesday. Snowden, who famously leaked classified documents about government surveillance, has avoided prosecution by living in Russia. EDWARD Read More…

GM strike costing up to $90 million a day as union members hold out for a ‘fair deal’

DETROIT — The music and chants from outside a General Motors assembly plant at midnight Monday could be heard from several blocks away as United Auto Workers members picketed the plant. “No contract, no cars!” chanted dozens of workers outside GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, on the outskirts of the city. Others yelled, “No more tiers,” in reference to Read More…

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'Almost impossible mission': The 8,000-mile non-stop flight to save a US soldier's life

The Taliban have stepped up attacks across Afghanistan after President Trump scrapped high-level peace talks between Afghan and Taliban leaders at Camp David earlier this month. This week alone, three major suicide attacks killed dozens of people, including 26 at a campaign rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The Taliban claimed responsibility for all the attacks. In all, 17 U.S. troops Read More…

Billy Bush finalizes divorce from Sydney Davis after nearly 20 years of marriage: report

Billy Bush and Sydney Davis are officially divorced. According to court documents obtained by People magazine, the former couple’s divorce judgment and settlement was approved on Thursday and their statuses were restored to single. The outlet reported that provisions related to spousal and child support, as well as child custody, were contained in their “Further Stipulated Judgment,” Read More…

Juan Williams reacts to Charles Barkley, credits Obama for current economy over Trump

Friday, “The Five” discussed remarks made by NBA basketball legend Charles Barkley, who chastised Democrats for taking black voters for granted and ripped Republicans for ignoring them. “We need to start holding Democrats accountable,” Barkley told Michael Smerconish on his Sirius XM radio show Wednesday. “They’ve been taking black people’s vote and they only talk to Read More…

Pentagon announces more US troops, but 'not thousands' more, will deploy to Mideast

The U.S. will deploy more troops to the Middle East to deter Iran’s increasingly aggressive behavior in the region, top military officials said Friday night. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the deployment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates would be “defensive” in nature. He did not offer specific numbers or say precisely when they’d go, but Read More…

Thousands of patient records found at Indiana abortion clinics run by doctor who hoarded remains at home

Medical records for thousands of women who had abortions performed by a doctor who hoarded 2,246 fetal remains at his home in Illinois were found abandoned at his medical clinics in Indiana, authorities said Friday. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill expressed concern at the enormous amount of records he says were improperly kept at each of the three Read More…

Billionaire keeps promise to wipe out student loan debt for 2019 Morehouse graduates

Robert Smith, the private equity billionaire and philanthropist who shocked Morehouse College students at their May graduation when he pledged to pay off their student loans, has followed through on his promise. The Atlanta-based historically black college announced on Friday that Smith had donated $34 million to the Morehouse College Student Success Program to pay off the loans and set up Read More…

UK rapper holds fake 'severed head' of British PM Boris Johnson at award show

A British rapper elicited a backlash for holding the artificial “severed head” of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at an award show on Thursday. Performing his song “Doorman” at the 2019 Mercury Prize, Slowthai walked onto the stage holding the fake head and shouted “F— Boris!” During the performance, the rapper took off his hoodie, revealing a Read More…

US deploying air defense forces to Saudi Arabia in wake of attack on oil facilities

The US will deploy “defensive” troops to Saudi Arabia amid heightening tensions in the region after oil facilities in the country were attacked last Saturday, the Defense Department said Friday night. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper made the announcement at the Pentagon, saying the military resources will focus on “air and missile defense.” “The president Read More…

Inmate dies after being stabbed at prison

CLAYTON, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama inmate has died after being stabbed by another inmate. The Department of Corrections said in a Friday news release that 29-year-old Joshua David Willingham died days after being stabbed by another inmate at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton. The prison system says Willingham was assaulted in a housing area Read More…

Chris Brown thirsts over Rihanna's Instagram photo — and her fans are furious

Chris Brown‘s comment on Rihanna‘s recent Instagram photo has many of her fans less than thrilled. On Thursday, the “Work” songstress posted a picture of herself modeling a look from her lingerie line, Savage X Fenty. “Be the first to have this and more pieces from the @savagexfenty show now on SAVAGEX.com,” she captioned the snap. RIHANNA SLAMS SNAPCHAT Read More…

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of data-scraping apps following its Cambridge Analytica investigation

Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps that have in some way mishandled user data, as the company faces a range of U.S. investigations and potential regulatory actions. The suspensions dramatically outnumber the hundreds of apps the embattled tech giant said it had taken action against previously after the Cambridge Analytica scandal prompted outrage Read More…

Wall Street executive says stock market 'would be very vulnerable' if Elizabeth Warren becomes president

A Wall Street executive made a gloomy prediction on Thursday about a potential Elizabeth Warren presidency, suggesting that the stock market “won’t open” if she was sworn into office. Omega Advisors CEO Leon Cooperman appeared on CNBC to express his concerns and shared his predictions on what would happen if the Massachusetts senator was elected. “There’s Read More…

‘Korean Zodiac Killer’ who inspired Bong Joon-ho film might be caught

One of South Korea’s most notorious serial killers — and crime drama inspirations — has been “preliminarily identified.” According to the Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency, a suspect has been named more than 30 years after the criminal known as the “Korean Zodiac Killer” raped and murdered 10 women ranging from teenagers to septuagenarians. The Read More…

'Judy' star Renee Zellweger opens up about not conforming in Hollywood: ‘I kind of tend to run my own race’

Renee Zellweger navigates the Hollywood landscape in her own unique way. The 50-year-old actress has said she’s over the routine that so many other stars have become comfortable with and is only interesting in taking roles that are different and challenging at this point in her career. WHY RENEE ZELWEGGER DIDN’T MEET JUDY GARLAND’S CHILDREN TO RESEARCH ROLE IN Read More…

New details reported on Trump-Ukraine call as Dems clash with White House on complaint

The controversy over President Trump’s mysterious call with a foreign leader that prompted a whistleblower complaint ratcheted up Friday afternoon as a new report said it involved Trump asking the president of Ukraine numerous times in a single phone call to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. Meanwhile, after Trump called the whistleblower a Read More…