British parliament to vote on whether to leave EU without a deal

Britain’s parliament will vote on Wednesday on whether to leave the European Union in 16 days without an agreement as the government said it would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods in a no-deal Brexit scenario. British lawmakers handed Prime Minister Theresa May a second humiliating defeat Continue Reading

CNN hit with $275 million defamation suit by Kentucky student

A Kentucky teenager sued CNN on Tuesday for defamation, saying the cable network falsely conveyed to viewers that he was the “face of an unruly hate mob” confronting a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in January. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Covington Catholic High School Continue Reading

Trump-loving developer flips out after cyber expert flags major security flaws in his MAGA ‘safe spaces’ app

The creator of a “safe space” app for Trump-loving conservatives flipped out after a cyber researcher pointed out some major security flaws. The 63Red Safe app essentially lets Trump supporters know where they can wear “Make America Great Again” hats without shame, but resear… The post Trump-loving developer flips out Continue Reading

Blizzard, fierce winds expected to clobber US Plains states

A late-winter blizzard is expected to clobber the U.S. Central Plains states Wednesday with up to two feet of snow and fierce winds and bring floods in the Upper Midwest, the National Weather Service said. Authorities issued alerts and shut down schools and government offices across Denver and other… The Continue Reading

PG&E spared criminal charges in deadly 2017 California wildfires

An investigation into fierce wildfires that swept Northern California’s wine country in 2017, killing 46 people, found no basis to criminally charge PG&E, the utility whose power lines helped spark the conflagration, prosecutors said on Monday. The decision, which leaves the company potentially… The post PG&E spared criminal charges in Continue Reading

Simpsons boss reveals why Michael Jackson episode was canceled: ‘He used it to groom boys’

Michael Jackson used his guest appearance on “The Simpsons” to groom potential sex abuse victims, according to the animated show’s longtime boss. The show’s chief creative team, including showrunner Al Jean, decided to pull the 1991 season opener “Stark Raving Dad,&#822… The post Simpsons boss reveals why Michael Jackson episode Continue Reading

Rich Georgetown student bragged about SAT cheating — and now her degree might be in jeopardy: report

Isabelle Henriquez loves finding “all possible solutions” to solving problems, according to her LinkedIn page. It will be helpful now that the FBI is looking into whether she knowingly cheated on her SATs to get into Georgetown University. She is one of many students who’ve been na… The post Rich Continue Reading

Was Russia lending money to Trump through Deutsche Bank?

A CNN panel Tuesday discussed the fraud that was alleged in Micahel Cohen’s Congressional testimony weeks ago. Award-winning reporter and researcher David Cay Johnston walked through some of the things he has discovered about President Donald Trump’s finances over the years. The New York… The post Was Russia lending money Continue Reading

McConnell is likely leaving the Senate: MSNBC’s O’Donnell predicts the ‘humiliation’ is coming to an end

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) may be leaving the U.S. Senate in the next two years, MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell reported on Tuesday. “Here are all of the Republican senators who are up for re-election next year who have not yet announced that they will run for re-elec… The Continue Reading

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to put moratorium on death penalty: source

California Governor Gavin Newsom will impose a moratorium on the state’s death penalty on Wednesday, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing the state’s execution chamber, an administration source said. Newsom, who Tuesday night hinted at a “major policy announcement,” plans t… The post California Gov. Continue Reading

U.S. Senate to hold hearing on Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes

The head of a U.S. Senate panel that oversees aviation issues said on Tuesday that he plans to hold hearings on the fatal crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets since October, and suggested it would be “prudent” to temporarily ground the planes. Senator Ted Cruz, the Republican who Continue Reading

Pentagon sets limits on transgender soldiers serving in the military

The U.S. Defense Department signed a memo on Tuesday that would enforce limitations on transgender people serving in the military, a policy that has been the subject of court challenges. The policy will take effect on April 12 and will bar most transgender individuals from serving if they require ho… Continue Reading