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Mueller Asks White House to Hand Over Records on Former Trump Adviser Flynn – Sputnik International

Saturday, August 05, 2017

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Special counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing the 2016 US election, asked the White House for records on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, US media reported Friday. Flynn resigned after less than one month in office for failing to fully disclose the details of his December communications with the Russian ambassador in Washington to White House officials. Sources close to the inquiry told the New York Times that Mueller’s investigators had been questioning witnesses about his consulting firm, the Flynn…

Caitlyn Jenner Hat Was Comedy of Errors I Hate Trump – TMZ.com

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Caitlyn Jenner did not wear a “Make America Great Again” hat Thursday as a show of support for Donald Trump … it was a mistake tied to golf, a convertible, Starbucks and a purse. Caitlyn tells TMZ she drove from her Malibu home to Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA, in a 1960 Austin-Healey convertible. Before leaving home she realized she needed a hat … something better than a…

Authorities say missing boy, 6, found dead in retention pond – WRAL.com

Saturday, August 05, 2017

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — Authorities say a missing 6-year-old special needs boy has been found dead in a retention behind his home. Polk County Sheriff officials say in a news release that Adam Roach, of Lakeland, was found in a pond directly behind his home at 10:40 p.m. Friday by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office dive team and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Authorities say Roach was reported…

Microsoft wants to use alternative fee arrangements to pay its … – Quartz

Saturday, August 05, 2017

If you’re a lawyer, or if you’re ever spent more than 10 minutes talking to one, you know all about the misery of hourly billing. Under a typical agreement, attorneys bill clients for all the time spent on their case. Writing letters, looking up precedents, deposing witnesses, making phone calls—the meter is always running, and clients can expect to see it all in the bill at the end. But hourly…

How West Virginia got to 3 percent GDP growth – The Hill

Saturday, August 05, 2017

President Trump is thrilled with West Virginia. At a boisterous campaign-style rally Thursday, Trump extolled the state’s strong first quarter economic growth — growth he said few expected. “We had 3 percent growth in West Virginia. I wonder how that happened,” Trump told cheering supporters. “Three percent growth. West Virginia is leading the average. When was the last time we heard that?” And indeed, after years of economic stagnation, West Virginia…

Three years later, are Mozilla and Firefox in a better place? – CNET – CNET

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Mozilla created a hulking mecha suit named Mark 57 to rally its troops around the important Firefox 57 version due this November. Mozilla Three years ago CNET addressed whoever might step into Mozilla‘s then-empty CEO slot and asked 10 questions about the future of the nonprofit organization behind the Firefox browser. It was a chaotic time, with Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich quitting after a controversy over his stance on gay…

Leak Investigations Triple Under Trump, Sessions Says – New York Times

Friday, August 04, 2017

The Trump administration has been bedeviled by leaks large and small that have brought to light information ranging from White House infighting and the president’s rancorous phone conversations with foreign leaders to what surveillance showed about contacts by Mr. Trump’s associates with Russia — and even what Mr. Trump said to Russian visitors in the Oval Office about his firing of James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director. Not all…

Martin Shkreli Is Found Guilty of Fraud – New York Times

Friday, August 04, 2017

The jury, which was outwardly quiet during its five-day deliberation — it sent only one substantive note — was never deadlocked, said one juror, who spoke after the verdict on condition of anonymity, because he did not want his name immediately associated with the case. He described the deliberation method as methodical and logical and said the jurors had focused on whether Mr. Shkreli had intended to harm investors who…

Manchin dodges party-switch fallout – Politico

Friday, August 04, 2017

Sen. Joe Manchin’s island is shrinking. The West Virginia Democrat’s path to reelection in 2018 was already the toughest of his career. Now, party-switching Gov. Jim Justice just complicated it even more. By defecting to the GOP in a show of unity with President Donald Trump in Huntington on Thursday, the bombastic governor has left Manchin more isolated than ever, the lone big-name Democrat in a state once dominated by…

Special counsel utilizing DC grand jury in Russia investigation – ABC News

Friday, August 04, 2017

The White House said Thursday that it was unaware of a federal grand jury being utilized in the Russian election interference investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but pledged cooperation in the probe. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news of the grand jury. ABC News later confirmed the panel’s employment by Mueller’s team with a source familiar with the matter. Ty Cobb, the special counsel to the…

Transgender Soldiers Want the Dignity of Serving Their Country – The Atlantic

Friday, August 04, 2017

A CIA officer writes about the men and women in uniform alongside whom she serves.

Microsoft wants to end the tyranny of lawyers billing by the hour – Quartz

Friday, August 04, 2017

If you’re a lawyer, or if you’re ever spent more than 10 minutes talking to one, you know all about the misery of hourly billing. Under a typical agreement, attorneys bill clients for all the time spent on their case. Writing letters, looking up precedents, deposing witnesses, making phone calls—the meter is always running, and clients can expect to see it all in the bill at the end. But hourly…

Firefox Maker’s New App Makes Secure File Sharing A Breeze – Forbes

Friday, August 04, 2017

Need to share a file with someone? You could just attach it to an email and fire it off, provided it’s not too large to send. Sharing big files requires a little extra effort, and making sure they’re shared securely can be tricky. Lee Mathews/Forbes Screenshot of Mozilla’s Send in action That’s why Mozilla, the makers of the Firefox web browser, are working on a new app called Send. With…

The Internet Is Built for Advertisers – The Ringer – The Ringer (blog)

Friday, August 04, 2017

Have you ever wondered how many successive dump trucks it would take to run over your laptop until it was ground into a fine dust? I clicked on a link last week and three different autoplay videos blared at once. I panicked and closed my computer. The internet has been awash in ads for decades, but in the past few years, a shift has taken place. The internet isn’t for…

Comcast’s xFi upgrade makes it easier for parents to lock down their … – TechCrunch

Friday, August 04, 2017

Xfinity xFi, Comcast’s Wi-Fi management service launched this spring, is now making it easier for parents to set boundaries for internet usage in their home. The changes include the ability to put the internet “on pause” for a period of time, as well as lock down web searches so they won’t return adult-oriented results, among other things. With the newly launched “Timed Pause” feature on XFi, parents can put internet…

Attorney general says Justice Dept. has tripled the number of leak probes – Washington Post

Friday, August 04, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that the Justice Department has more than tripled the number of leak investigations compared with the number that were ongoing at the end of the last administration, offering the first public confirmation of the breadth of the department’s efforts to crack down on unauthorized disclosures of sensitive information. The announcement came at a news conference at which Sessions vowed to dutifully implement the Trump…

The best laptop you can buy right now (2017) – The Verge

Friday, August 04, 2017

We live in a world where smartphones are ubiquitous, tablets are commonplace, and even smartwatches are a thing that people talk about on the regular. But throughout all of these advances, the humble laptop has persevered, and for good reason. When it comes time to actually get something done, whether that’s editing photos, writing a lot of emails, composing documents, or staying in touch with colleagues and family, the laptop…

Firefox Maker’s New App Makes Secure File Sharing A Breeze – Forbes

Friday, August 04, 2017

Need to share a file with someone? You could just attach it to an email and fire it off, provided it’s not too large to send. Sharing big files requires a little extra effort, and making sure they’re shared securely can be tricky. Lee Mathews/Forbes Screenshot of Mozilla’s Send in action That’s why Mozilla, the makers of the Firefox web browser, are working on a new app called Send. With…