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Fed Lets Interest Rate Stand Ahead of Powell Nomination as Chairman – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

At the conclusion of its two-day gathering in Washington, the Fed announced that it would leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged in a range between 1 and 1.25 percent, after lifting it twice so far this year. The vote was unanimous, and the central bank did not alter any of the careful wording in its statement about its expected rate of future increases — a sign that it is not…

Six women accuse filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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New York terror suspect planned attack for weeks, police say – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Fiery exchanges on Capitol Hill as lawmakers scold Facebook, Google and Twitter – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Photo by SHAWN THEW/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock — Colin Stretch (L), general counsel for Facebook, Sean Edgett (C), acting general counsel for Twitter and Kent Walker (R), senior vice president and general counsel for Google, are sworn in prior to testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. Senators from both parties took tech company officials to task in a hearing Wednesday for failing to better identify, defuse and investigate Russia’s campaign to manipulate American…

University Of Hartford Student Faces Hate Crime Charge In Case Involving Former Roommate – Hartford Courant

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Brianna Rae Brochu is charged with a hate crime in a case involving her former roommate at the University of Hartford, West Hartford Police said Wednesday. A judge ordered Brochu to stay off the University of Hartford campus and not contact her former roommate while her case continues through the court system. West Hartford police added the charge of intimidation based on bigotry or bias to Brochu’s breach of peace…

Police arrest man sought in deaths in Utah, Colorado – The Denver Post

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — A man sought in the fatal attempted carjacking of a University of Utah student and believed to be connected to the killing of a Colorado man was arrested Tuesday after he surrendered to authorities at a Salt Lake City library, police said. Austin Boutain, 24, dodged a manhunt in the rugged foothills near campus for nearly 15 hours before his arrest miles away in the death…

New Yorkers defiant after deadliest terror attack in the city since 9/11 – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Parent who held teacher hostage at elementary school killed by police after hours-long standoff – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

SWAT officers on Tuesday evening swarmed a Riverside elementary school classroom and shot a parent who had taken a teacher hostage, ending an hours-long standoff. The parent, a man whom police did not identify, died later at a hospital, said Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback. The teacher, Linda Montgomery, sustained some scrapes and abrasions when she was grabbed and pulled into an empty classroom, Railsback said. During the seven-hour standoff,…

Note found in truck claims Manhattan attack done for ISIS, source says – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Republicans push tax bill unveiling to Thursday as negotiations continue – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Facebook, Google and Twitter testified on Capitol Hill. Here’s what they said. – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Lawyers from Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon amid mounting political pressure to fully investigate Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and reveal publicly what they find. It is a rare moment in the political spotlight for companies that, despite large lobbying teams in Washington, generally seek to avoid such public and potentially unpredictable confrontations. A growing number of lawmakers have expressed concern…

South Korea will not develop or possess nuclear weapons, president says – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

President Moon Jae-in told lawmakers Wednesday that South Korea would not seek to have nuclear weapons and said that Seoul would never accept its neighbor North Korea as a nuclear-armed state. “According to the joint agreement by the two Koreas on denuclearization, North Korea’s nuclear state cannot be accepted or tolerated. We will not develop or possess nuclear weapons either,” the president said in his second state of the nation…

8 Dead as Truck Careens Down Bike Path in Manhattan in Terror Attack – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Video Video Appears to Show a New York Terror Suspect Fleeing Amateur video appears to show a suspect trying to flee the scene of a deadly vehicle attack near the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan before being stopped by the police. By BARBARA MARCOLINI and SARAH STEIN KERR on Publish Date October 31, 2017. Photo by Chang W. Lee/The New York Times. Watch in Times Video » A driver…

Tech Executives Are Contrite About Election Meddling, but Make Few Promises on Capitol Hill – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Since then, the company has scrambled to appease lawmakers by promising to hire more than 1,000 people to manually review political ad purchases and to make the funding of those ads public. “The foreign interference we saw was reprehensible,” Colin Stretch, Facebook’s general counsel, told senators. The companies also acknowledged they were struggling to keep up with the threat of foreign interference. Photo Senators Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, and…

For ‘low level volunteer,’ Papadopoulos sought high profile as Trump adviser – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday belittled former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty this week to lying to federal agents investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, tweeting that “few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar.” But interviews and documents show that Papadopoulos was in regular contact with the Trump campaign’s most senior officials and held himself out…

Actually, John Kelly, the failed ‘compromise’ to avoid Civil War would have enshrined slavery – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, whose boss is well known for unique opinions about the Civil War, introduced his own hypothesis to the world last night when he blamed the war on “the lack of an ability to compromise.” The Washington Post has already written about what historians think of Kelly’s thoughts, their assessments ranging from “dangerous” to “kind of depressing.” But the truth is, the panicky months before the Civil War were…

Man takes teacher hostage, barricades self inside classroom at elementary school – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A parent has taken a teacher hostage and is barricaded inside Castle View Elementary School in Riverside, triggering an hours-long standoff that continued Tuesday evening as negotiators tried to get him to surrender. Authorities have had limited contact with the man since he arrived on campus shortly before 11:15 a.m. and forced his way past staff in the main office, Riverside Unified spokesman Justin Grayson said. It’s unclear if the…

Police Respond to Reports of Possible Shooting in Lower Manhattan – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Photo Emergency vehicles and a school bus outside Stuyvesant High School on Tuesday. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times A suspect had been taken into custody after police officers in New York City responded on Tuesday afternoon to reports of a shooting or vehicle collision in Lower Manhattan, the authorities said. Initial reports said a van on the bike path had run down several people. At one point shots…

Hillary Clinton on the conservative media: ‘It appears they don’t know I’m not president’ – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hillary Clinton was nowhere near Washington the day charges against President Trump’s former campaign chairman were announced and news broke that a former Trump campaign volunteer had pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about meeting with Russian officials. She was in Chicago where she promoted her book (“I have a great chapter about Russia”), thought about her Halloween costume (“I think I will maybe come as the president”) and quipped about…

With ‘House of Cards’ production halted, what’s next for Kevin Spacey? – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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