(CNN)The killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate was premeditated, the country's attorney general said Thursday, in what marks a further significant shift in the Saudi version of events. According to a statement posted by the Saudi state news agency, the latest evolution in the official Saudi narrative around Khashoggi's death came after new information was received from Turkish investigators. "The public prosecution received information from the Turkish side through the Joint Working Group between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Turkish Republic, indicating that the suspects in Khashoggi's case premeditated their crime," Attorney General Shaikh Suood bin Abdullah Al Mo'jab said. JUST WATCHED Saudi Crown Prince comments on Khashoggi Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Saudi Crown Prince comments on Khashoggi 02:01 "The public prosecution continues its investigations with the accused in accordance with the latest … [Read more...] about Khashoggi killing was premeditated, Saudi attorney general says
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially named Ben Cherington their new general manager. He is the 13th general manager in the history of the Pirates organization. OFFICIAL: The Pirates name Ben Cherington as General Manager of the organization. Release: https://t.co/HrfcLMpDkc pic.twitter.com/SRrnthhqrJ — Pirates (@Pirates) November 18, 2019 Cherington has more than 20 years of experience in baseball operations, including 17 with the Boston Red Sox. He served as general manager of the club from 2011 to 2015. In a press release, Cherington said: “Pittsburgh is the ideal opportunity for me, and the only one I was interested in exploring. The four pillars that will drive our success are elite talent identification, acquisition, development and deployment. My entire career has been spent focusing on developing great systems to be elite in these four critical areas, which will fuel our future success in Pittsburgh. “I have always appreciated … [Read more...] about Ben Cherington Officially Named Pirates’ New General Manager
As U.S. troops occupied the streets of Baghdad in 2003, Iraq's then-Minister of Information Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf kept insisting that the Americans were still far away. By then, Saddam Hussein's spin doctor had already earned the name "Baghdad Bob" for his outlandish propaganda - or, in today's parlance, fake news. Fast forward 16 years, and Iraqis for weeks have been protesting against the sectarian political system set up in the wake of the U.S.-led invasion. Despite calls for change, Iraq's government has doubled down on rejecting reforms while Iraq's military has brutally cracked down on the uprising. As the death toll rises, Iraqis are having another flashback - to the far-off tales of al-Sahhaf, who's latest incarnation comes in the form of the spokesman for Iraq's armed forces, Gen. Abdul Kareem Khalaf. Khalaf is no fan of the protests - or, sometimes, of facts. He's denied cases of Iraqi security forces using live fire and tear gas against protesters, despite ample evidence … [Read more...] about Iraq’s military is spreading fake news about the protests. Iraqis are laughing back.
Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood is circling The Ballad of Richard Jewell as his next project, the tragic story about an early victim of our fake news media. Jewell was a 34-year-old security guard at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, and at first he was rightfully hailed as a hero after he discovered a backpack filled with explosives and risked his own life to evacuate the area. After the bomb went off, dozens were injured and one person was killed. There is no question, though, that many, many more would have died had Jewell not sounded the alarm.Unfortunately for Jewell, the acclaim didn’t last long. He was overweight, white, and a southerner — the perfect target for our left-wing media… And so, three days later the media reported the F.B.I. was looking at him as a possible suspect. There was zero evidence against Jewell. The entire story was based on a criminal profile of the bomber. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution launched the hate campaign … [Read more...] about Nolte: Clint Eastwood to Direct Movie About Fake News Victim Richard Jewell
Washington, DC (CNN Business)Google is calling on Texas's attorney general to hand over a vast trove of internal documents and communications related to a multi-state antitrust probe of the tech giant, including any information supplied to regulators by Texas's outside consultants and Google's chief critics and rivals. In a sweeping public records request earlier this month, Google (GOOG) asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for virtually all records that relate to the investigation. A copy of the request was obtained by CNN through a separate public records inquiry. The extensive filing is a view into Google's playbook — and reveals who the tech giant believes to be some of its biggest antagonists — as it begins to respond to an investigation by 50 attorneys general representing 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. (Texas is leading the investigation.) Google's Nov. 4 letter asks for communications between Paxton's office and other attorneys general … [Read more...] about Google requested a trove of documents from the Texas attorney general’s antitrust probe