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'Top Model' winner takes treacherous dive into 'Shark Tank' with a baby product

3 hours 43 min ago

'Top Model' winner takes treacherous dive into 'Shark Tank' with a baby productLisa D'Amato overcame struggles and invented a compartmentalized bib that doubles as a food-storage device for babies. Barbara Corcoran made a deal.


Boeing to brief on 737 MAX updates as Ethiopian backs planemaker

4 hours 16 min ago

Boeing to brief on 737 MAX updates as Ethiopian backs planemakerADDIS ABABA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Boeing Co will brief more than 200 global airline pilots, technical experts and regulators this week on software and training updates for its 737 MAX aircraft, as Ethiopian Airlines expressed confidence in the planemaker despite a recent crash. Africa's biggest carrier will work with Boeing and other airlines to make air travel safer, its chief executive, Tewolde Gebremariam, said, after regulators this month grounded the worldwide fleet of the aircraft following the crash that killed 157 people. "Despite the tragedy, Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines will continue to be linked well into the future," Tewolde said in a statement on Monday.


What to expect from Apple today and where can you watch the livestream?

4 hours 26 min ago

What to expect from Apple today and where can you watch the livestream?Expect a new streaming TV and entertainment service and a magazine product, too.


At just $13.29, our favorite fast wireless charger costs less than most slow wireless chargers

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At just $13.29, our favorite fast wireless charger costs less than most slow wireless chargersWhy would anyone spend $20 or more on a standard wireless charging pad when a fast wireless charger from the world's top accessory maker is on sale right now for much less? The Anker 10W Qi-Certified Fast Wireless Charging Pad retails for $24 and it's worth every penny at that price. A special Amazon sale currently slashes it by $10 though, and then an extra 5% coupon cuts it all the way down to just $13.29. Definitely grab one (or two, or three) before this excellent sale ends.Here's more info from the product page: * The Anker Advantage: Join the 30+ million powered by our leading technology. * The Need for Speed: A high-efficiency chipset provides 10W high-speed charging for Samsung Galaxy, while iPhones get a boosted 5W charge that's 10% faster than other wireless chargers. FOR BEST RESULTS, use a Quick Charge adapter (9V/2A) for Samsung Galaxy charging and a 5V/2A adapter for iPhone. * LED Indicator: The LED indicator lets you know the charging status. If the indicator is FLASHING BLUE, check to make sure that there are no objects between your phone and the charging surface. If the indicator is FLASHING GREEN, make sure you are using a 5V/2A adapter, or try a different adapter and cable. * Case Friendly: Don't fumble with your phone case. PowerWave transmits charging power directly through protective cases. Rubber/plastic/TPU cases UNDER 5 MM THICKNESS ONLY. Metal attachments or cards will prevent charging. * What You Get: PowerWave Pad, 3 ft Micro USB Cable, welcome guide, worry-free 18-month warranty, and friendly customer service. (no AC Adapter)


Women are sharing their experiences of receiving unsolicited advances from men

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Women are sharing their experiences of receiving unsolicited advances from menIf you've ever had to pretend to have a boyfriend or husband to get out of an uncomfortable or threatening situation, then you'll know that it can be a terrifying and isolating experience.But, you're not alone and these responses to Jameela Jamil's tweets are proof of that. SEE ALSO: This code word will help you when you feel unsafe on a dateThe star of The Good Place tweeted that she was shopping with a friend when a man made advances at her. She told him she had a boyfriend and thanked him, but the situation quickly escalated into one of harassment. > Was out at the shops with my friend. Man ogles me. Man then approaches me to give me his number. I explain I have a boyfriend but thank him for the offer. Man then threatens my career, saying I better remember that I rejected him. And then Shouts at me that I'm low class... ‍♀️> > -- Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) March 24, 2019Jamil tweeted about the time she said no to a man when she was 19 years old and he assaulted her. "Being a woman is truly, constantly scary," she added. > I once said no thank you to man when I was 19 and didn't have an excuse... and he punched me in the face. After that whether or not I have a boyfriend, I say I do. Being a woman is truly, constantly scary. It's like existing on thin ice. https://t.co/cw1BCc9XUB> > -- Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) March 24, 2019Women began sharing their experiences of similar instances. > throwback to the guy who insisted that me having a girlfriend wasn't a good enough excuse not to date him because "girls don't count" and managed to get all my contact info except my address and harass me from multiple accounts for months. now I say I have a boyfriend, too.> > -- Steph (@ValaBlack) March 24, 2019> I work as a server. I will say I am married to which the most common response is, "So?". The more cavalier say" I'm not jealous." I am a paunchy, middle age woman who is wondering when I will be old enough that this crap will stop.> > -- Natalie (@snat1998) March 24, 2019> I got out of service work years ago mostly bc of crap like this, which didn't stop when I got married. Couldn't take it anymore. Sorry it's still going on! (From one paunchy middle aged woman to another)> > -- Sami Feminist Killjoy Lee (@divasamilee) March 25, 2019> was in a bar once.Guy approached me aggressively wouldnt back off. one of my guy friends had to say back off this is my wife.aggressor said I don't see rings on your fingers! My guy friend threatens violence. FinallyAsshole leaves. Fun part:9yrs later I actually married my friend> > -- Amanda Moresco Von Lumm (@mandy_moresco) March 25, 2019> When I was serving, I had a decoy engagement ring. It's gross how often "no" wasn't good enough, but "I'm engaged" was. It's even grosser how often "I'm engaged" WASN'T good enough. > > -- Elle Young (@elle_yung) March 24, 2019> I got called a lesbian and told I was probably on my period when I rejected a guy his friend also spat a chip at me ‍♀️ and this this awesome girl came out of nowhere and started shouting at them. Not how I expected the end of my night out to go > > -- Kennise Darlsson (@kennydarlsson) March 24, 2019> I've had men online first approach me as "how is your husband?" And then when I'm alarmed and say "I don't have a husband" they use that as "ok it's go time, she's not legally bound to another guy!"> > -- Steph Lorenzo ️‍ (@StephLorenzo) March 25, 2019> A man once stopped me on the way to the bathroom at a work event and said "I'm looking for a date", I replied "can't help you" and tried to keep walking, he grabbed my left wrist, pointed at my (empty) ring finger and said "looks like you can". > > -- April Muller (@findapril) March 25, 2019Horrifying, to say the very least. WATCH: Women are still underrepresented in tech. Here's what Facebook has to say about it.


UPDATE 1-Qatar Airways backs Boeing despite MAX crash crisis

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UPDATE 1-Qatar Airways backs Boeing despite MAX crash crisisQatar Airways threw its support behind Boeing on Monday as the U.S. planemaker faces its biggest crisis in years after deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX jet. Regulators grounded the worldwide MAX fleet after an Ethiopian Airlines MAX crash killed all 157 people on board this month, wiping nearly 15 percent off shares in the world's biggest planemaker. "We have confidence in the Boeing airplanes and we are sure they will find the issue they had which is still under investigation," Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker told reporters in Muscat.


Mueller report: Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke respond to Trump investigation

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 Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke respond to Trump investigationDemocratic presidential candidates have issued calls for transparency over the findings of the Mueller report, and made it clear they believe Donald Trump is guilty of wrongdoing. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was delivered to the Justice Department on Friday and is now in the hands of attorney general William Barr. “It is beyond a shadow of doubt that, once in office, the president of the United States sought to obstruct justice,” former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke said during a campaign stop in South Carolina.


Read in full: US attorney general's summary of Mueller report into Trump and Russian meddling

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 US attorney general's summary of Mueller report into Trump and Russian meddlingThe following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarising a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election:   Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins: As a supplement to the notification provided on Friday, march 22, 2019, I am writing today to advise you of the principal conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert Mueller III and to inform you about the status of my initial review of the report he has prepared. The Special Counsel's Report On Friday, the Special Counsel submitted to me a "confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions" he has reached, as required by 28 C.F.R. § 600.8(c). This report is entitled "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election." Although my review is ongoing, I believe that it is in the public interest to describe the report and to summarize the principal conclusions reached by the Special Counsel and the results of his investigation. William Barr, U.S. attorney general, leaves his home in McLean, Virginia Credit: Bloomberg The report explains that the Special Counsel and his staff thoroughly investigated allegations that members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, and others associated with it, conspired with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, or sought to obstruct the related federal investigations. In the report, the Special Counsel noted that, in completing his investigation, he employed 19 lawyers who were assisted by a team of approximately 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, and other professional staff. The Special Counsel issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records, issued almost 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers, made 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses. The Special Counsel obtained a number of indictments and convictions of individuals and entities in connection with his investigation, all of which have been publicly disclosed. During the course of his investigation, the Special Counsel also referred several matters to other offices for further action. The report does not recommend any further indictments, nor did the Special Counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have yet to be made public. Below, I summarize the principal conclusions set out in the Special Counsel's report. Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. The Special Counsel's report is divided into two parts. The first describes the results of the Special Counsel's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The report outlines the Russian effort to influence the election and documents crimes committed by persons associated with the Russian government in connection with those efforts. The report further explains that a primary consideration for the Special Counsel's investigation was whether any Americans -including individuals associated with the Trump campaign - joined the Russian conspiracies to influence the election, which would be a federal crime. The Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As the report states: "The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks after attending church in Washington, DC.  Credit: Getty The Special Counsel's investigation determined that there were two main Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election. The first involved attempts by a Russian organization, the Internet Research Agency (IRA), to conduct disinformation and social media operations in the United States designed to sow social discord, eventually with the aim of interfering with the election. As noted above, the Special Counsel did not find that any U.S. person or Trump campaign official or associate conspired or knowingly coordinated with the IRA in its efforts, although the Special Counsel brought criminal charges against a number of Russian nationals and entities in connection with these activities. The second element involved the Russian government's efforts to conduct computer hacking operations designed to gather and disseminate information to influence the election. The Special Counsel found that Russian government actors successfully hacked into computers and obtained emails from persons affiliated with the Clinton campaign and Democratic Party organizations, and publicly disseminated those materials through various intermediaries, including WikiLeaks. Based on these activities, the Special Counsel brought criminal charges against a number of Russian military officers for conspiring to hack into computers in the United States for purposes of influencing the election. But as noted above, the Special Counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple. offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign. Obstruction of Justice The report's second part addresses a number of actions by the President - most of which have been the subject of public reporting - that the Special Counsel investigated as potentially raising obstruction-of-justice concerns. After making a "thorough factual investigation" into these matters, the Special Counsel considered whether to evaluate the conduct under Department standards governing prosecution and declination decisions but ultimately determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment. The Special Counsel therefore did not draw a conclusion - one way or the other - as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction. Instead, for each of the relevant actions investigated, the report sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leaves unresolved what the Special Counsel views as "difficult issues" of law and fact concerning whether the President's actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction .. The Special Counsel states that "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him." The Special Counsel's decision to describe the facts of his obstruction investigation without reaching any legal conclusions leaves it to the Attorney General to determine whether the conduct described in the report constitutes a crime. Over the course of the investigation, the Special Counsel's office engaged in discussions with certain Department officials regarding many of the legal and factual matters at issue in the Special Counsel's obstruction investigation. After reviewing the Special Counsel's final report on these issues; consulting with Department officials, including the Office of Legal Counsel; and applying the principles of federal prosecution that guide our charging decisions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense. Our determination was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president. In making this determination, we noted that the Special Counsel recognized that "the evidence does not establish that the President was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference," and that, while not determinative, the absence of such evidence bears upon the President's intent with respect to obstruction. Generally speaking, to obtain and sustain an obstruction conviction, the government would need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person, acting with corrupt intent, engaged in obstructive conduct with a sufficient nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding. In cataloguing the President's actions, many of which took place in public view, the report identifies no actions that, in our judgment, constitute obstructive conduct, had a nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding, and were done with corrupt intent, each of which, under the Department's principles of federal prosecution guiding charging decisions, would need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to establish an obstruction-of­justice offense. Status of the Department's Review The relevant regulations contemplate that the Special Counsel's report will be a "confidential report" to the Attorney General. See Office of Special Counsel, 64 Fed. Reg. 37,038, 37,040-41 (July 9, 1999). As I have previously stated, however, I am mindful of the public interest in this matter. For that reason, my goal and intent is to release as much of the Special Counsel's report as I can consistent with applicable law, regulations, and Departmental policies. Based on my discussions with the Special Counsel and my initial review, it is apparent that the report contains material that is or could be subject to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6( e ), which imposes restrictions on the use and disclosure of information relating to "matter[ s] occurring before grand jury." Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e)(2)(B). Rule 6(e) generally limits disclosure of certain grand jury information in a criminal investigation and prosecution. Id. Disclosure of 6( e) material beyond the strict limits set forth in the rule is a crime in certain circumstances. See, e.g., 18 U.S.C. § 401(3). This restriction protects the integrity of grand jury proceedings and ensures that the unique and invaluable investigative powers of a grand jury are used strictly for their intended criminal justice function. At a glance | Who has been charged by the Russia investigation Given these restrictions, the schedule for processing the report depends in part on how quickly the Department can identify the 6( e) material that by law cannot be made public. I have requested the assistance of the Special Counsel in identifying all 6( e) information contained in the report as quickly as possible. Separately, I also must identify any information that could impact other ongoing matters, including those that the Special Counsel has referred to other offices. As soon as that process is complete, I will be in a position to move forward expeditiously in determining what can be released in light of applicable law, regulations, and Departmental policies.   As I observed in my initial notification, the Special Counsel regulations provide that "the Attorney General may determine that public release of' notifications to your respective Committees "would be in the public interest." 28 C.F.R. § 600.9(c). I have so determined, and I will disclose this letter to the public after delivering it to you. Sincerely, William P. Barr Attorney General


A Viral Twitter Thread Mocking Unrealistic Ads Poses the Question: What Do Women Do in the Bathtub?

10 hours 57 min ago

 What Do Women Do in the Bathtub?The pictures show women bathing while enjoying luxurious food and drink options


Key developments from Thailand's post-coup election

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Key developments from Thailand's post-coup electionBANGKOK (AP) — A military-backed party appears to have won the most votes in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup after tilting the electoral system in its favor. If the preliminary results hold, it will likely add to nearly two decades of political instability in Thailand. Some key developments from the election.


No collusion: Key takeaways from Mueller's Russia findings

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 23:47

 Key takeaways from Mueller's Russia findingsSpecial counsel Robert Mueller spent 22 months examining whether Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Russia to sway the 2016 election. In laying out Mueller's findings , Attorney General William Barr said the special counsel didn't weigh in on the question. Instead, Barr ultimately made the call that Trump didn't violate the law, a move that quickly drew criticism from House Democrats who say the president is hardly in the clear.


Parent who paid $6.5 million in college admissions scandal remains a mystery

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:04

Parent who paid $6.5 million in college admissions scandal remains a mysteryAs the college admissions scandal unfolds, the identity of the parent who paid $6.5 million for their child or children to get into an elite college remains a mystery.


Media quick to declare Trump as Mueller's winner

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 20:24

Media quick to declare Trump as Mueller's winnerNEW YORK (AP) — A media narrative declaring President Donald Trump the clear victor of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian electoral tampering investigation settled in Sunday before more than a handful of Mueller's actual words has become public.


Banning of manifesto raises free speech debate in N. Zealand

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 19:41

Banning of manifesto raises free speech debate in N. ZealandDUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned the 74-page manifesto written and released by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.


'Fuller House' cast after Lori Loughlin college scandal: 'A loving family sticks together'

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 18:06

 'A loving family sticks together'"Fuller House" castmates say they're a family who "sticks together" after co-star Lori Loughlin was arrested for an alleged college bribery scandal.


FOCUS-Apple's iPhone struggles unravel ambitions of Japan Display

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 18:00

FOCUS-Apple's iPhone struggles unravel ambitions of Japan DisplayWhen Japan Display Inc broke ground on a new factory in central Japan in 2015, the future looked bright for one of the world's top vendors of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels. The plant would strengthen the company's position as the primary screen supplier for Apple Inc as sales of the iPhone 6 soared. Four years later, Apple's shifting fortunes have brought Japan Display to its knees and threaten to end Japan's long run as a leader in display technology.


Trump claims 'total exoneration' from Mueller summary despite lack of answers on obstruction

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 17:52

Trump claims 'total exoneration' from Mueller summary despite lack of answers on obstructionPresident Donald Trump claimed "complete and total exoneration" despite outstanding questions on obstruction.


Blind dog gets his own 'seeing eye' dog. Excuse us, we can't see through happy tears

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 16:54

Blind dog gets his own 'seeing eye' dog. Excuse us, we can't see through happy tearsThe puppy helps the blind 11-year-old golden retriever find his lost toys. The older dog has even begun to act younger.


Republican leader McConnell welcomes more information on Russia probe

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 16:19

Republican leader McConnell welcomes more information on Russia probeThe U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was disturbed by Russia's ongoing efforts to interfere with U.S. democracy and looked forward to reviewing additional information from the special counsel's report, which was summarized by Attorney General William Barr. "I appreciate the Attorney General’s commitment to continue to review the record in this matter over the coming days, in conjunction with Special Counsel (Robert) Mueller, with the goal of producing as much information as possible, consistent with the law. I look forward to reviewing that information," McConnell said in a statement.


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