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Trump agrees to shut down charity accused of illegality

Trump agrees to shut down charity accused of illegalityPresident Donald Trump has agreed to close down his personal charity, the Trump Foundation, the New York attorney general said Tuesday, accusing it of engaging in a "shocking pattern of illegality" to advance his political and business interests. The Trump Foundation would be dissolved and its remaining assets distributed to other charities under her supervision, attorney general Barbara Underwood said in a statement. "This amounted to the Trump Foundation functioning as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump's business and political interests," she said in a statement.




POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 12:54 PM

Catholic bishops told to act on sex abuse or lose all credibility

Catholic bishops told to act on sex abuse or lose all credibilityPope Francis has summoned the heads of some 110 national Catholic bishops' conferences and dozens of experts and leaders of religious orders to the Vatican on Feb. 21-24 for an extraordinary gathering dedicated to the sexual abuse crisis. Victims of clergy sexual abuse are hoping that the meeting will finally come up with a clear policy to make bishops themselves accountable for the mishandling of abuse cases. "Absent a comprehensive and communal response, not only will we fail to bring healing to victim survivors, but the very credibility of the Church to carry on the mission of Christ will be in jeopardy throughout the world," the conference's steering committee said in a letter to all participants.




POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 11:00 AM

Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets Decision

Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets DecisionChili's social media department is getting ribbed after it weighed in on North




POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 8:11 PM

Congressman to appeal ruling on Maine's new voting system

Congressman to appeal ruling on Maine's new voting systemPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin on Monday announced he's continuing his effort to have Maine's new election system used for the first time in a congressional race declared unconstitutional.




POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 10:22 PM

Surgeon General issues rare advisory calling for local taxes, indoor public vaping bans

Surgeon General issues rare advisory calling for local taxes, indoor public vaping bansMore than 2 million middle school, high school and college teens use these battery-powered devices to heat liquid-based nicotine into an inhalable vapor.




POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 7:26 AM

New Zealand warns Google after internet giant breaches court order in Grace Millane murder case

New Zealand warns Google after internet giant breaches court order in Grace Millane murder caseNew Zealand warned Google to "take responsibility" for its news content on Wednesday, after the internet giant broke a court order suppressing the name of a man charged with murdering a British backpacker. Jesse Kempson, 26, has been charged with the murder of Grace Millane, a 22-year-old from Essex who was last seen alive in Auckland on December 1. A week later, her body was found in the Waitakere Ranges 10 metres away from the road. The defendant's name is not allowed to be published in New Zealand. The judge refused  to grant a suppression order, but the media are not allowed to name him because the accused sought to appeal. But Google revealed his identity in an email to subscribers of its "what’s trending in New Zealand?" service. Justice Minister Andrew Little said the breach was unacceptable and he had made his views known to Google executives at a meeting in parliament on Tuesday night. While Google has argued the breach was inadvertent and it was unaware of the court order when the automatically generated email went out, Mr Little said that was not good enough. Judge Evangelos Thomas granted the suspect interim name suppression this month pending appeal Credit: Getty "I put the ball back in their court," he told commercial radio on Wednesday. "If they choose to set up their algorithms and distribute news, they’ve got to take responsibility for that." Mr Little said he met two local Google executives, and a senior legal counsel from the company’s California headquarters joined them by video. He said they appeared genuinely concerned about the breach and assured him they were working to ensure it did not happen again, with another meeting scheduled for early 2019 to assess their progress. Mr Little conceded that controlling information on the internet and social media was challenging but said court orders were made for a reason and must be respected. "We can’t just stand back and say this is all too hard," he said. "The price of that (would be) we have to capitulate and concede what are very important rights that anyone going through the courts has." He said the case highlighted the potential need for an international agreement if Google "won’t do anything (or) can’t do anything" to resolve the issue. "They can expect us to talk to partner countries around the world who have a similar interest... about reaching an agreement to enforce each others’ orders in each others’ countries," he said. "That may well happen inevitably anyway because it’s not just Google, there are others as well and we have to protect the integrity of our court system."




POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2018 5:02 AM

Women are harassed every 30 seconds on Twitter, major study finds

Women are harassed every 30 seconds on Twitter, major study finds




POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 7:14 AM

Every Photo You Need to See of the 2019 Ford Ranger Pickup

Every Photo You Need to See of the 2019 Ford Ranger Pickup




POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:50 AM

The best and worst times to travel for Christmas

The best and worst times to travel for ChristmasAAA predicts that more than one-third of Americans will travel this holiday season, so knowing the best and worst times for traffic and weather can cut down your trip time.




POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 8:32 AM

Ex-Trump aide Flynn faces sentencing

Ex-Trump aide Flynn faces sentencingPresident Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn was slated to face sentencing Tuesday over lies he told about his Russia contacts, with a judge expected to give him minimal or no jail time. Flynn was one of the first to face charges in the sweeping Mueller investigation into possible collusion with Moscow in the 2016 election, reaching a plea deal announced just over one year ago. Since then prosecutors say the decorated former Marine general has cooperated substantially in their investigation, earning a recommendation of no jail time from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.




POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 10:18 AM

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