CNN’s Christiane Amanpour asks Comey if FBI should have shut down ‘hate speech’ from Trump rallies

“Lock her up” was a chant aimed at Trump’s election rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. FINDINGS RELEASED “That’s not a role for government to play,” Comey replied. “The beauty of this country is people can say what they want, even if it’s misleading and it’s demagoguery.” He continued: “The people should have shut it down were Republicans who understand the rule of law and the values that they claim to stand for. Shame on them, but it wasn’t a role for government to play.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Trump fired Comey on May 9, 2017. Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. His email is …

500,000 Possible Pumped Hydro Sites Show We Can Easily Store Renewable Energy

When the world considers bulk electricity storage big batteries get the attention, but pumped hydropower does most of the work. A world dependent on wind and the Sun will need much more of it, something renewable energy skeptics argue will be prevented by a lack of suitable locations. An atlas of 530,000 potential sites challenges that, even though the authors acknowledge some won’t stand up on closer inspection. The principle of pumped hydropower is elegantly simple. When electricity is plentiful, water is pumped from a low-lying reservoir to one several hundred meters higher. When demand exceeds supply, the same water is allowed to run back down, spinning turbines like the traditional hydro-power stations that supply a sixth of the world’s …

The fight for Donald Trump’s tax returns is officially on

(CNN)After months of promises and amid growing frustration from even some of his Democratic colleagues, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal formally requested six years of Donald Trump’s tax returns on Wednesday — a move that will likely trigger one of the biggest political and legal showdowns of the President’s first term. With Neal making good on his promise in the days following Democrats retaking the House in the 2018 midterms, the ball has been firmly smacked into Trump’s court. Asked about Neal’s move on Wednesday, Trump seemed disinclined to instruct the IRS and the broader Treasury Department to comply with the request. What Trump is saying when he cites his ongoing audit then is not that he …

Cop Investigated Over Allegedly Telling Black Middle Schoolers Their ‘Asses’ Would Be His When They Turn 18 – Perez Hilton

The investigation was triggered after footage of the interaction was shared on social media by Cameron Hillard (pictured above), who recorded the video on March 28 outside of Albert Hill Middle School. The officer, who “Wait until your asses turn 18, then you’re mine.” Cameron’s mother, Keisha Curry, admitted that she initially brushed what she saw in the video off because of her own experiences with police in Richmond. She explained in the YouTube video: But after giving it a second watch and speaking to her rattled daughter, Curry said she became concerned by the officer’s words. Speaking to NBC News on Tuesday, the mother said she hopes the officer is reprimanded and investigated — however, she doesn’t want him …

Alaska judge blocks Trump on Arctic and Atlantic drilling

Green groups celebrate, justice department declines comment over reversal of April 2017 executive order against Obama protections Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on 2017 executive order reversing the drilling bans. At issue in the case was the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. Acting assistant US attorney general Jeffrey Wood said in a hearing before Gleason in November environmental groups were misinterpreting the intent of the law written in 1953. He said it is meant to be flexible and sensible and not intended to bind one president with decisions made by another when determining offshore stewardship as needs and realities change over time. In 2015, Obama halted exploration in coastal areas of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas …

Dubstep Can Help Protect Against Mosquitos, Bizarre Study Claims

After decades of unsuccessful attempts to use soundwaves to fight disease-carrying mosquitos, a team of scientists claims to have found the secret ingredient: Skrillex. A recent scientific study, published in the journal Acta Tropica on March 25 (not April Fool’s Day, apparently), has investigated whether the single Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex could act as a repellent for Aedes aegypti, a mosquito species that spreads dengue fever, Zika, and yellow fever. It turns out, mosquitos are not fans of late-noughties electronic music. An international team of scientists from Malaysia, the Cayman Islands, and Japan subjected one tank of mosquitos to the music while another just sat in silence. They documented any changes to their behavior. Strangely, no other songs, genres, or …

Judge Orders FBI, Justice Department To Turn Over James Comey’s Trump Memos

Justice Department and the Donald Trump written by former FBI Director Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday Boasberg will make the determination as part of a 2017  Comey revealed after he was fired in May 2017 that he had jotted down contemporaneous notes and written memos from them after meetings with Trump. The memos included Comey’s accounts of talks with Trump when he said the now convicted felon — The public should be permitted to see the full memos because Trump and Comey have accused each other “of grave breaches of the public trust,” and the documents include crucial “contemporaneous records of disputed conversations,” CNN argued in a January filing. has …

Which ‘Bachelor’ Couples Are Actually Getting Married? Betches

It’s been a week since we watched Cassie take Colton back on the finale of The Bachelor, and they’re definitely still in the honeymoon phase. Or, more accurately, they’re in the let’s post on Instagram nonstop so everyone thinks we’re super happy phase, but it’s just as annoying. But how long will it last? Will Colton and Cassie even get engaged, or will they just fade into the background of failed Bachelor couples? Only time will tell, but this got me thinking about some of the other recent-ish Bachelor couples that we don’t hear much about. Some of the answers are obvious, like Arie and Lauren (married with a baby on the way), or Nick and Vanessa (probably haven’t spoken in a year), but other couples are …

Google’s temporary workforce will start getting full benefits

San Francisco (CNN Business)Google said on Tuesday it will require temporary and contracted workers receive full benefits from companies it works with in the coming years. The move comes after months of protests from Google’s “shadow workforce” of temporary workers, vendors and contractors who saythey are treated unfairly. These workers have challenged their working conditions and Google’s ethics. “Providing tens of thousands of workers with family-supporting benefits, healthcare coverage, parental leave and a $15 minimum wage is a huge win for the thousands of janitors, food service workers, shuttle bus drivers and other contract workers who organized protests, petitions and walkouts over past few years,” Maria Noel Fernandez, campaign director for advocacy group Silicon Valley Rising, told CNN Business in …

Deadly skin-eating fungal disease wipes out 90 amphibian species in 50 years

Study reveals extent of chytrid fungus and how devastating it has been for frog, toad and salamander species worldwide A deadly disease that wiped out global populations of amphibians led to the decline of 500 species in the past 50 years, including 90 extinctions, scientists say. A global research effort, led by the Australian National University, has for the first time quantified the worldwide impact of chytridiomycosis, or chytrid fungus, a fungal disease that eats away at the skin of amphibians. The disease was first discovered in 1998 by researchers at James Cook University in Queensland investigating the cause of mysterious, mass amphibian deaths. Chytridiomycosis is caused by two fungal species, both of which are likely to have originated in …

Judge rules Trump executive order allowing offshore drilling in Arctic Ocean unlawful

(CNN)A federal judge in Alaska has ruled an executive order by President Donald Trump allowing offshore oil drilling of tens of millions of acres in the Arctic Ocean is “unlawful and invalid.” Ten environmental groups, including Greenpeace, the League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club and The Wilderness Society, filed suit to block Trump’s executive order. Defending the order were the Trump administration, the American Petroleum Institute and the state of Alaska. Gleason ruled Friday that the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act only allows a president to withdraw lands from consideration by the Interior Department for leasing — not to revoke a prior withdrawal. She ruled Congress is the only institution that can reverse a president’s decision with regard to this …

Black People Asked White People About Things They Dont Understand About Them And Actually Received Frank Answers

A few years back, when social media was in its infancy and people were thinking about its potential to change the world, we imagined all the ways that it would help to bring us together. Easy and instant communication with people from all over the planet would surely break down the artificial borders constructed between us, and lead to greater cultural exchange, mutual understanding and a shared humanity that could help us to solve the bigger global problems that affect us all. Sadly, it hasn’t quite worked out that way. Sure, there are some great examples of social media being a force for the common good, but ultimately we are a tribal species, and we seem to prefer segregating ourselves …

Reputed Chicago gang member, killer set for prison release

CHICAGO – A convicted murderer who is suspected of belonging to the notorious “Ripper Crew” that killed as many as 20 Chicago-area women in the 1980s is scheduled for release from prison this week. The Chicago Tribune reports that 58-year-old Thomas Kokoraleis was sentenced to life in prison for the 1982 slaying of 21-year-old Lorraine “Lorry” Ann Borowski. Prosecutors allowed him to plead guilty on appeal in exchange for a 70-year prison term. That deal allows for his release Friday. An Illinois Prisoner Review Board spokesman says the state is legally required to release Kokoraleis because he has served the maximum possible amount of time on that sentence. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated …

Former Concorde pilot and wife found dead

Det Ch Insp Andy Howard said it was a “tragic incident” and there was no danger to the public. “We are aware that Bucklebury is a small community and this will have an impact on its residents [and] as such people will see an increased police presence,” he added. Image caption Tony Meadows had previously talked about his career as a Concorde captain on BBC Points West Neighbours in nearby Frilsham spoke of their shock over the couple’s deaths. One said she saw the “nice couple” occasionally at lunches. The woman said Mr Meadows had recently discovered he trained in the RAF with another local resident. “They knew of each other but Tony arrived with a photograph and said ‘I …

Valerie Plame, outed CIA agent and Trump critic, plans US Senate run in New Mexico: report

Plame, 55, has a been vocal critic of President Trump, at one point raising nearly $90,000 on a crowdsourcing site to buy a stake in Twitter in hopes of banning the president from the social media platform. She also hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s super PAC in 2014 and another for Clinton’s presidential campaign. FORMER CIA OPERATIVE VALERIE PLAME WILSON ‘FELT HIT IN THE GUT’ WHEN IDENTITY WAS REVEALED Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

In Italy’s city of love, global far-right groups join forces under a ‘pro-family’ umbrella

Verona, Italy (CNN)In a 17th century palazzo in the Italian city of love, an international alliance of far-right politicians, conservative activists and religious leaders have united in hate. In October, Verona’s mayor Federico Sboarina declared the city “pro-life” after the town council passed a motion that would use public funds to finance anti-abortion programs, inspiring politicians in a few other cities, including Milan, Rome, Ferrara, Trieste and Sestri Levante to propose similar motions, although they did not pass. Speaking to CNN from his office just steps away from the conference, Sboarina called Verona an “open city” where “everyone has the right to speak their minds.” And Salvini, the conference’s keynote speaker, has never shied away from doing just that. Inside …