May to ask EU for Brexit date delay

The prime minister had hoped to have another try at getting MPs to back the deal this week – but Speaker John Bercow effectively torpedoed that with his surprise intervention on Monday. Kuenssberg: Cabinet split on Brexit delay Brexitcast: The last days of Rome Merkel to fight for ‘orderly Brexit’ Brexit: A really simple guide She still hopes to ultimately get it in front of MPs for a third go, but says even if that happens and they vote in favour of it, the UK will need a short extension to get the necessary legislation through Parliament. A cabinet source told the BBC she therefore plans to ask the EU to agree to postpone the UK’s departure until 30 June, …

CAIR: Trump To Blame For ‘Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment

Demanding Trump speak out against the attacks more strongly, Awad warned the president during a Friday press conference that his actions “impact the lives of innocent people at home and globally.” posted a lengthy manifesto on Twitter and 8chan, an online forum, citing his hatred for Islam and his love of American extremist movements. “During your presidency and during your election campaign, Islamophobia took a sharp rise and attacks on innocent Muslims, innocent immigrants and mosques have skyrocketed,” Awad said. “We hold you responsible for this growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the country and in Europe, but also we do not excuse those terrorist attackers against minorities at home and abroad.” Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated …

Puerto Rico woman faces life in murder-for-hire of Canadian

Her defense attorneys plan to appeal in a case that sparked an international manhunt. Vazquez had been charged with offering a man $3 million to kill real estate developer Adam Anhang. The 32-year-old was stabbed repeatedly and hit in the head with a cobblestone while walking with Vazquez through the historic part of Puerto Rico’s capital in September 2005, just 12 hours after prosecutors said Anhang had asked for a divorce. During the sentencing, which was held at a federal courthouse near where Anhang was killed, his mother and younger sister read statements. “It certainly helps to put it behind us, but you can’t forget your own child who dies before you do,” the victim’s father, Abraham Anhang, told The …

Explosive revelations in Russia saga add up to a bad day for Trump

(CNN)It would be hard to think of a more damaging day for a President than one on which his former campaign chairman disappeared behind bars for years to come. But Paul Manafort’s new sentence was the least of Donald Trump’s worries Wednesday as his Russia investigation nightmare took yet another turn for the worse. Both new angles on the Russia intrigue came on the day that a judge added to the prison sentence of Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, after he was snared in Mueller’s investigation. He faces a total of 7.5 years in prison. For the second time in a week, a Manafort attorney emerged from a sentencing hearing and appeared to twist a judge’s words in a way …

Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

“People are fearful for their lives, for their houses of worship, for the sanctuary of this mosque and other places of worship like the synagogues and African-American churches that are being attacked. People are concerned,” said Imam Mohannad Hakeem while attending Friday prayers at the Islamic Center of Detroit. He spoke after a horrifying attack in New Zealand left 50 people dead at two mosques during midday prayers. A 28-year-old Australian is the main suspect and called himself in a manifesto a white nationalist out to avenge attacks in Europe by Muslims. History shows sanctuaries are not immune from violence, as illustrated by bombings at African-American churches during the Civil Rights era. And in countries struggling with sectarian violence, attacks …

CNN 10 – March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Click here to access the printable version of today’s CNN 10 transcript. CNN 10 serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. The show’s priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly describe why they’re making news, who is affected, and how the events fit into a complex, international society. Thank you for using CNN 10 Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Mafia don Frank Cali’s killing is a reminder the mob is alive. Just not as flashy

(CNN)Cigar-chomping Mafia bosses in dapper suits once dominated perceptions of organized crime in the United States. While the dons are less flamboyant now and shun the spotlight, their work continues in the shadows, experts say. The last time a Mafia boss was assassinated in the city was 34 years ago, when former Gambino don Paul Castellano was shot dead as he arrived at a popular steakhouse in midtown Manhattan, a hit ordered by the so-called “Dapper Don” himself, John J. Gotti. CNN legal analyst James Gagliano said Cali’s killing reminded him of his work with the FBI’s Gambino crime squad in New York City in the 1990s. “Scenes like this were somewhat commonplace during the mob wars,” he tweeted. “Guarantee …

I fell in love with this language…on ‘Sesame Street’

(CNN)“I sometimes dream in Spanish,” wrote Bakir Brown. “I was first introduced and fell in love with the language by watching ‘Sesame Street.’ I just loved how the words just literally rolled off the tongue. It was beautiful. I still remember (how) the skit from so long ago taught me my first Spanish words, “abierto” and “cerrado” — “open” and “closed.” Bakir Brown, Richmond, Virginia The melting pot exists only on the surface I came here from Italy in 1991, and besides a few vacation trips and one nine months’ stretch in 2007, I have been living in Central Texas for the last 28 years. Yes, I still have my Italian accent, and still struggle to some extent. Even though …

Zuckerberg wants Facebook to build a creepy mind-reading machine

Even though this might sound creepy, don’t worry, Zuckerberg said they have no current plans to develop surgically implanted chips. The idea would be to produce some type of external device, perhaps glasses, that allow users to control digital additions to the landscape without speaking or typing anything. FACEBOOK BACKTRACKS AFTER REMOVING ELIZABETH WARREN’S ADS BLASTING THE PLATFORM, DRAWING ANOTHER REBUKE  When the moderator, Harvard law school professor Jonathan Zittrain, chided Zuckerberg about the “Fifth amendment implications” of such a technology, the CEO responded with something that sounds familiar to anyone who has paid attention to Facebook’s privacy scandals since Cambridge Analytica. “I mean, presumably this [augmented reality technology] would be something that someone would choose to use a product. I’m …

Tucker Carlson, under fire for past radio comments, blames the Left

They are using words he uttered on a shock-jock radio show as long as 13 years ago, even though for part of that time he worked as an MSNBC host. The effort is led by a liberal advocacy organization that has been crusading against Fox News for years. There is a push to get advertisers to boycott his prime-time show in an effort to force him off the air. These things are also true about Tucker Carlson: Some of the things he said on the radio show are offensive, troubling and can’t be defended. His characterizations, especially of women and Muslims, were totally unacceptable. Yes, he seemingly made the comments in jocular banter long ago, but in today’s Twitter-driven environment, …

Sanders pushes progressive agenda, targets Trump, as he thanks NH for making him a star

Bernie Sanders campaigning in Concord, N.H., on Sunday. (Fox News) Sanders repeatedly targeted President Trump in his nearly hour-long speech, saying he “consistently lies.” And, Sanders charged that “under President Trump, the very concept of democracy is under attack by a president who seems intent on emulating the authoritarian leaders in Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and elsewhere that he seems to have so much affection for.” OCASIO-CORTEZ OUTDRAWS WARREN, KLOBUCHAR, AT SXSW The candidate pushed his progressive proposals, such as criminal justice reform, the “Medicare-for-all” single-payer health care plan and universal affordable childcare, and once again vowed “to make public colleges and universities tuition free.” He also said “that climate change is not a hoax but is an …

What we know about the coaches, administrator accused of taking bribes in college admissions scandal

Joran Vavic (USC Athletics) According to the indictment, Vavic accepted bribes totaling more than $250,000 to designate two prospective students as recruits, thereby smoothing the path for their admission to USC. The university announced Tuesday afternoon that Vavic had been fired. Ali Khosroshahin: Khosroshahin was head coach of the USC women’s soccer team for seven seasons before he was fired following the 2013 season. He led the Trojans to the national championship in 2007, his first season on the job, and made the NCAA tournament in four of his seven seasons. According to his LinkedIn page, Khosroshahin is currently the owner of the amateur United Premier Soccer League’s Newport Futbol Club Laura Janke  (USC Athletics) The indictment alleges that the two …

Jennie Garth fires back at fans who criticized her for not posting Luke Perry tribute: Please dont judge

GWYNETH PALTROW POSTS PHOTO WITH EX CHRIS MARTIN’S MOM, NEW MOTHER-IN-LAW ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY “These women,” she captioned the post, which marked the first time she posted on the photo-sharing platform since Perry’s death. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

A businessman was stabbed to death in 1996. His widow and her brother have now been convicted of the crime.

(CNN)Howard Pilmar, a successful New York businessman, was found dead inside his Manhattan office on March 21, 1996 — a slaying that shocked New Yorkers because of its brutality. Wald’s lawyer could not be reached for comment Saturday. Sanford Talkin, Roslyn Pilmar’s lawyer, told CNN, “We are disappointed in the verdict and plan to appeal and continue to fight the case.” Widow charged in husband’s killing decades later Prosecutors said Roslyn Pilmar had financial problems and benefited from her husband’s death. She managed the coffee shops started by her husband inside his office supply stores and owed $15,000 in unpaid state taxes on that part of the business, the district attorney’s office said. Wald also worked in the coffee shops. …

Vitriol and deflection: The return of the White House press briefing

Washington (CNN)The only thing worse than the near extinction of press briefings in the Trump White House might be actually having a briefing. “I’m not aware of those specific, uh, checks,” Sanders said. She also couldn’t say when the President will install a permanent defense secretary — at a time when the US remains at war across the globe. “When the President’s ready to make an announcement on that front, he certainly will,” said Sanders, who was preceded at the podium by Acting Budget Director Russell Vought. She dodged answering about claims Trump had tried to use the Justice Department to block the AT&T merger with Time Warner, the parent company of CNN — a possible abuse of power. “I’m …