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News : Offbeat

Stock market woes raise a nagging fear: Is a recession near?

Wednesday  01:20,   19 december 2018
msn

Fears of a recession have been mounting with the U.S. stock market appearing to be headed for its worst December since 1931 -- during the Great... >>>

Chrome will finally take on sites that try to block you from using the back button

Wednesday  01:20,   19 december 2018
bgr

The internet is a dangerous place. If you aren't careful, you could end up downloading an unwanted file, opening an infected email, or seeing something you desperately wish you could unsee. But the ways in which bad agents change how we use the... >>>

DC Circuit upholds mystery grand jury subpoena

Wednesday  01:05,   19 december 2018
thehill

An unnamed corporation owned by a foreign government cannot avoid a grand jury subpoena in a case that may be tied to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, according to a court decision on Tuesday. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals... >>>

Grijalva cleared of wrongdoing in $48K settlement with female staffer

Wednesday  00:55,   19 december 2018
thehill

The House Committee on Ethics has cleared Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) of any wrongdoing for a settlement he made with a former female staffer who accused him of being drunk on the job, according to a document obtained by The Hill. The panel... >>>

Trump willing to look at extraditing Turkish cleric, but noncommittal

Wednesday  00:55,   19 december 2018
reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington "would take a look at" the possibility of extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who Ankara suspects of being behind a 2016 coup attempt, but he made no... >>>

Iran Says Missiles 'Defensive,' Unlike 'Nuclear' Israel

Wednesday  00:40,   19 december 2018
newsweek

Iran’s top diplomat criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bragging about “offensive missiles” that “can reach... >>>

Michael Flynn’s Lawyers Appear to Have Badly Miscalculated

Wednesday  00:20,   19 december 2018
theatlantic

Judge Emmet Sullivan expressed “disdain” and “disgust” for Flynn’s crimes and, despite the government’s request for leniency, postponed a status hearing until... >>>

Boy charged with killing sister and stabbing mom

Wednesday  00:20,   19 december 2018
msn

A 12-year-old boy has been charged with killing his sister and seriously wounding his mother in a stabbing at a Connecticut home. West Hartford police say the boy was arraigned at Connecticut Children's Medical Center Tuesday afternoon. He faces one >>>

Belgian PM offers to resign after migration tears government

Wednesday  00:20,   19 december 2018
msn

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has submitted his resignation amid pressure on his government after the biggest coalition party quit over his support for a U.N. migration pact. Michel told Belgian lawmakers who had demanded a confidence vote... >>>

I Thought $1,000,000 Was Enough for Retirement -- but I Might Be Wrong

Wednesday  00:06,   19 december 2018
gobankingrates

The cost to retire in each state makes all the... >>>

Trump will participate in Davos: White House

Wednesday  00:06,   19 december 2018
msn

US President Donald Trump will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos next month, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday. "The president will attend as he did last year," said Sanders, who added that Trump's daughter and adviser... >>>

Trump Knows His Only Legal Hope Is to Win in the Court of Public Opinion

Tuesday  23:55,   18 december 2018
slate

And he knows “collusion” is a big word he needs to... >>>

Democrats prepare for tax return showdown with defiant Trump

Tuesday  23:55,   18 december 2018
cnn

House Democrats are carefully laying the groundwork to obtain President Donald Trump's personal tax returns in the new Congress, hoping to build public support for their effort as they prepare to confront a defiant President. Incoming House Ways and >>>

Three more suspects charged in Bronx drive-thru murder of Luchese mobster Sally Daz, botched hit on his son

Tuesday  23:55,   18 december 2018
nydailynews

Three more co-conspirators were busted Tuesday in the McDonald's drive-thru murder of a veteran gangster in the Bronx and a previous botched hit on his mobbed-up son, authorities said. The new suspects were identified in a superseding federal... >>>

El Chapo’s 'rage-filled' attorney: There isn’t a case I can’t win

Tuesday  23:55,   18 december 2018
foxnews

It was a career that sparked in childhood after seeing Paul Newman star in 1982’s “The Verdict." And now, almost four decades since seeing the critically-acclaimed legal drama, New York City criminal defense attorney Jeffrey Lichtman has some... >>>