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It Began At The Ditto Tavern: Chris Cornell’s Life As Grunge’s True Seattle Son – NPR

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chris Cornell, performing in the Netherlands in 1992. Gie Knaeps/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Gie Knaeps/Getty Images Chris Cornell, performing in the Netherlands in 1992. Gie Knaeps/Getty Images Of course it’s a story about death and Seattle music. I woke up this morning after bad dreams last night, only to find the real nightmare — that Chris Cornell of Soundgarden was dead. As with all these losses it seems…

Chaffetz will leave Congress June 30; Gowdy favored as next House Oversight chairman – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Thursday that he will leave Congress on June 30, citing “big changes in his life” in a public letter to constituents. “Julie and I are facing the reality of being empty nesters,” he wrote. “All of us, it appears, are ready to begin a new chapter.” Chaffetz’s departure opens up one of the most powerful and closely…

Roger Ailes, Fox News founder forced out by scandal, dies at 77 – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Roger Ailes, founder and longtime head of Fox News — who also worked as an advisor to Republican presidential candidates from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump — died Thursday at 77, according to a statement released by his wife. “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” Elizabeth Ailes said. “Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary,…

Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

WASHINGTON — Correcting his earlier statement, the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee said Thursday that ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hasn’t responded to a subpoena from the panel in its probe of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina had said hours earlier Flynn’s lawyer had informed the panel he would not comply with the subpoena. Burr corrected himself by issuing…

Officer Betty Shelby on Terence Crutcher shooting – CBS News

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Update: Betty Shelby has been found not guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the deadly shooting of Terence Crutcher. The following is a script from “Shots Fired,” which aired on April 2, 2017. Bill Whitaker is the correspondent. Marc Lieberman and Michael Kaplan, producers.  Last September in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a brief encounter between a black man, Terence Crutcher, and a white police officer, Betty Shelby, ended with Terence Crutcher’s death.  He…

Now it’s up to the special counsel – CNN

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Impeachment chatter ratchets up in halls of the Capitol – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

No Democrat was in more demand Wednesday than Rep. Al Green (Tex.) — the seven-term Democrat from Houston who held a hometown news conference two days before calling for the impeachment of President Trump. Then came allegations that Trump had pressured the FBI director to beg off a criminal investigation of his then-national security adviser — and then came the media. Green delivered a morning floor speech on impeachment (“with…

Android O is shaping up to be exactly what Android needs – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Today’s Google I/O presentation was as wide-ranging as the company’s various ventures into future technology, though the biggest cheers of excitement were inevitably reserved for Android. I just got my first taste of Google’s next iteration, codenamed Android O, and it looks like it’s targeting exactly the areas where Google’s mobile OS needed improvement. Battery life, a thing that matters to all users at all times, is getting a nice…

Tulsa cop Betty Jo Shelby not guilty in death of Terence Crutcher – New York Daily News

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

A jury has declared police officer Betty Jo Shelby not guilty of manslaughter after she shot and killed Terence Crutcher.  After hearing closing arguments in Shelby’s trial Wednesday morning, jurors had deliberated since noon, taking just over nine hours to arrive at the verdict for the killing that sparked nationwide outrage. The victim’s father, Rev. Joey Crutcher, told media outside the courtroom that Shelby “got away with murder.”…

House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

KIEV, Ukraine — A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according…

Deputy attorney general appoints special counsel to oversee probe of Russian interference in election – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Justice Department appointed a special counsel Wednesday to investigate possible coordination between President Trump’s associates and Russian officials — a clear signal to the White House that federal investigators will aggressively pursue the matter despite the president’s insistence that there was no “collusion’’ with the Kremlin. Robert S. Mueller III, a former prosecutor who served as the FBI director from 2001 to 2013, has agreed to take over the…

Impeachment guide: It would be nasty and complicated and it isn’t happening anytime soon – CNN

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Google Assistant on the iPhone is better than Siri, but not much – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

The first obvious barrier is that while Siri is baked right into iOS, you’ll need to download Google Assistant as a separate app. Plus, accessing Siri is as easy as holding down the iPhone’s home button — with Google Assistant (as with Cortana, Alexa and all other third-party assistants), you’ll need to take the extra step of launching an app. If you have an Android phone, Google Assistant is ready…

Republicans increasingly call for answers on Comey, Trump conversations – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 election threw a sudden wrench into lawmakers’ efforts to hold President Trump accountable for sharing highly classified information with Russian officials and end an investigation into his former national security adviser. Congressional Republicans had spent much of Wednesday increasing pressure on the administration to produce records related to the latest string of controversies involving Trump, amid…

Trump pledges to build Coast Guard icebreakers, but it’s unclear how different his plan is from Obama’s – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

President Trump pledged Wednesday to build icebreaker ships that the Coast Guard has long sought to be able to navigate polar waterways, but offered no details about how they will be funded or whether his vision differs fundamentally from a plan established during the Obama administration. Trump, speaking at the Coast Guard Academy commencement in New London, Conn., called the sea service “truly vital to the United States armed forces…

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