House begins probe into Big Tech with sympathetic look at news business

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. “If online news publishers can’t survive, then who can?” Darcy emails: Cicilline made an important point at the hearing, noting that “massive cuts” have taken place in recent years not only at “traditional news companies” but also at “online news sources.” Cicilline then said, “This raises a critical question: if online news publishers can’t survive, then who can?” That point was echoed by News Corp’s David Pitofsky, who said, “Many in Silicon Valley dismiss the press as old media, failing to evolve in the face of online competition.” Explaining that “this is wrong,” Pitofsky said “online platforms …

Iran newspaper to Japan: ‘How Can You Trust A War Criminal?’

The picture appeared to refer to America dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II. Hard-line news outlets in Iran immediately picked up the front page from the paper, published by students of Islamic Azad University, which has campuses across the nation. On Wednesday, Abe will become the first Japanese prime minister to visit Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

NSPCC cuts ties with transgender activist

In a statement, the NSPCC said Ms Bergdorf “has supported the most recent phase of Childline’s campaign which aims to support children with LGBTQ+ concerns” but she would have “no ongoing relationship with Childline or the NSPCC”. Ms Bergdorf said she was “unbelievably sad” and referring to the timing, during Pride month, added: “Pride is about resisting this kind of hate, not giving in to it.” Trans model quits Labour LGBT adviser job Ex-L’Oreal model defends racism comments When she announced the partnership, Ms Bergdorf had said: “I’m excited to have the opportunity to let more kids know that they are not alone in how they feel. “There are people who care, people who can help and people who have …

She’s only 19 — and just made tremendous saves as Jamaica’s goalie in the World Cup

(CNN)No one expected Jamaica to beat or even tie Brazil in their opening Women’s World Cup game Sunday. After all, Brazil is one of the best teams in the world. Schneider even caught the eye of Jamaican sprinter and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, who sent out a tweet applauding the goalkeeper. Here’s what we know about Schneider. She started late. Most professional goalkeepers begin training young. But Schneider didn’t start until she was well into her teens. “I started when I was 14 or 15, and we were at a tournament and the coach threw me in the goal probably because of my height and I ended up being pretty decent at it,” Schneider told the Jamaica Observer. She …

CNN Iowa poll: Counting virtual caucusgoers and five more key takeaways

(CNN)This weekend’s new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading the pack with 24% and a close fight for second between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 16%, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 15% and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 14%. California Sen. Kamala Harris, at 7%, was the only other candidate to get above 2% in the poll. This was our first poll in which we attempt to replicate a new rule in which 90% of delegates will be decided by in-person caucuses and 10% through virtual caucuses. Interestingly, our poll found that even though just 10% of delegates will be determined through virtual caucuses, 28% of likely caucusgoers say they will vote this …

Ex-Labor Secretary’s Dire Warning About Economy: ‘Recoveries Dont Go Forever’

Robert Reich explained on Friday why he believes the American economy could be on the cusp of entering a recession on President Reich, who served in President May jobs report showing an increase of just 75,000 new jobs (compared to the 180,000 expected) was “really bad.” Reich continued, with a warning: Trump later announced But Reich said a slowdown “is almost inevitable given how long this recovery has gone.” “And then finally you’ve got that big tax cut for big corporations and for the very wealthy that did not trickle down, it just added $2 trillion over the next 10 years to our debt,” he added. “Now, put all of that together and you get an economy that is very, …

Honours for judge, 100, and street cleaner

He identified flaws in the system which, had they been solved previously, may have uncovered Shipman’s wrong-doing much earlier. Now they have been resolved they should prevent future such scandals, his citation said. Shipman, who died in 2004, killed at least 215 patients. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stephen Lawrence, an 18-year-old aspiring architect, was murdered in a racist attack in London in 1993 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Georgia Hall won the British Open in August last year BEMs are also being awarded to Thomas McArdle, a 61-year-old street cleaner from Liverpool, and PC Alison Suffield of Lancashire Police for her response to the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017. Mr McArdle, who has been cleaning the …

Melania Trump in Hermes headscarf likened to Jackie Kennedy

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump make their way to Air Force One at Shannon Airport in County Clare, Ireland, on June 7, 2019, for their return trip to Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) KIND STRANGER HELPS ‘CINDERELLA’ TEEN PUMP GAS BEFORE PROM In a larger sense, the fashion moment was hardly the first time that Trump’s sense of style has reportedly evoked that of her fellow first lady, AOL reports. Most famously, the former model wore a powder blue suit to her husband’s presidential inauguration in 2017 — a look that apparently nodded Kennedy’s similar ensemble for the same occasion in 1961. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Janine Puhak is …

In pictures: D-Day anniversary events in France

D-Day veterans have been joined by world leaders in northern France to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. Here are some of the best photos from the day. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Veteran David Edwards was among those who attended Image copyright PA Image caption In Bayeux, the first city to be liberated by the D-Day invasion, veteran John Quinn met George Sayer, aged six Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bishop Jean-Claude Boulanger led the service, which included a two-minute silence held in memory of those who died Image copyright Getty Images Image caption After the service, the commemorations continued at Bayeux war cemetery Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There was a flypast of …

The baby who was named after D-Day

“If I was to talk to an older girl, I’d say I was 17, they’d say ‘you’re not, you’re only 15 years old’.” Latest updates: Trump and Queen at D-Day event What were the D-Day landings? 10 things you might not know about D-Day D-Day veteran: ‘I looked at the wounded and I cried’ All his father reported hearing on the wireless the morning he was born was about the D-Day landings. “He said to me all he could hear was ‘D-Day, D-Day, D-Day being drummed into my head’.” Related Topics 75th anniversary of D-Day Hastings Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Brother of London Bridge killer ‘sorry’

These “created the disgust in my brother’s heart to the place which gave my brother safety,” Mr Butt, a youth worker, said, adding: “Only God knows what he was thinking… We were from the same womb but we are different people.” Butt, 27, and two accomplices mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge with a rented van before stabbing people in nearby Borough Market on 3 June 2017. All three men were shot dead by police less than 10 minutes after the violence began. London Bridge attack: What happened Victims of the London Bridge attack Mr Butt told the inquest: “Sorry. Sorry from the depths of my heart, and on behalf of my family. “If I could turn back time I …

Unusual symptoms pointing to brain cancer turned into something completely different

(CNN)Brain tumor, the doctors said. “I was no longer able to process the fact that a key opens the door. The computer screen looked completely different — it was almost foreign,” said the now-42 year old. “What I was perceiving was different and so how I was responding was different — if someone was asking for a pen, I would give them, for example, a key.” Sometimes she had blissful, symptom-free days. With no warning, the dropping things, the hallucinations, the disorientation would return. Brain lesion discovered on a scan After January, her symptoms “progressed pretty quickly,” she said, guesstimating she visited the emergency room at least 10 times. “But as soon as they ruled out a brain bleed, I …

Leopard kills 2-year-old boy in Kruger National Park

(CNN)A two-year-old boy has been killed by a leopard in Kruger National Park, South Africa. This could lead to a “change in natural behavior” in the animals, which could result in “unfortunate incidents such as this.” “Our prayers and thoughts are with the family during this trying time, we wish them strength and will give them all the support they need as an organization,” said Fundisile Mketeni, the chief executive officer of South African National Parks, in a press statement seen by CNN. “It is never easy to lose a loved one especially under such tragic circumstances, this is the risk we live with on a daily basis as we help conserve our species for the benefit of all. May …

ICE does not know how many veterans it has deported, watchdog finds

Washington (CNN)US Immigration and Customs Enforcement does not know exactly how many noncitizen veterans it has deported over the last five years, according to a federal watchdog group. Those findings have drawn the ire of Rep. Mark Takano, a California Democrat who’s the chairman of the House Veteran’s Affairs Committee, who sent a letter to acting ICE Director Mark Morgan on Thursday demanding answers. “I was deeply alarmed by the findings in the report that show not only are we unable to fully quantify how many of these men and women are being deported, but that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has certain policies already in place to which it consistently fails to adhere,” he wrote, according to a copy …