U.S. NEWS 08/24/2018 05:06 pm ET Between Michael Cohen’s guilty plea and Paul Manafort’s conviction, it was a disaster of a week for Donald Trump. By Michelle Lou This week’s headlines saw some serious legal woes for President Donald Trump, a bombshell report against a leading Me Too figure and a hurricane hurtling toward Hawaii. In case you missed them ― or just couldn’t keep up (we wouldn’t blame you) ― here are the top stories from this week’s turbulent news cycle. Michael Cohen implicates Trump in guilty pleas Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney and confidant, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to unlawfully interfering in the 2016 presidential election at Trump’s behest. Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts, including tax fraud, making false statements and campaign finance violations related to his work for the Trump campaign. Trump tried to downplay Cohen’s unlawful … [Read more...] about Weekly News Roundup: Trump Legal Troubles, Hurricane Lane, Me Too Bombshell
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MEDIA 08/10/2018 05:46 am ET In 2016, Gizmodo reported that Facebook workers "suppressed" conservative news. An editor has second thoughts. John Cook On Assignment For HuffPost When Vice News reported last month that Twitter had been “shadowbanning” conservative voices, Republicans seized on the story as more evidence of their favorite victimhood narrative: that liberal elites in Silicon Valley are secretly manipulating social media platforms to silence conservatives. Many technology reporters attacked the story, both for factual blunders (what Twitter was doing wasn’t shadowbanning, it was based on user behavior, not content, and it affected prominent leftists as well) and for its framing, which The Verge, New York magazine, The New Republic and many others derided as a gift to bad-faith provocateurs. These critiques referred to a 2016 Gizmodo story that now stands for many as a watershed moment in the right’s campaign to bully tech … [Read more...] about The Story Behind The Story That Created A Political Nightmare For Facebook
Published 6:16 am CDT, Monday, July 30, 2018 HOUSTON (AP) _ Oil States International Inc. (OIS) on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $2.7 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Houston-based company said it had profit of 5 cents per share. The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 5 cents per share. The energy services company posted revenue of $285.8 million in the period, beating Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $282.8 million. Oil States International shares have climbed 20 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has climbed 27 percent in the last 12 months. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing The Docket: Luis Antonio Arroyo Media: San Antonio Express-News Man assaulted, shot near North Side high school, police say Media: San Antonio Express-News SAPD: 2 drivers … [Read more...] about Oil States International: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
Welcome to FOX News First. Not signed up yet? Click here. Developing now, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 President Trump considering revoking the security clearances of six former, Obama-era, national security officials, and some critics are accusing him of using the intel community to retaliate against political foes Satellite images reportedly suggest North Korea has begun dismantling its main rocket launch site, a possible sign of denuclearization Voters in Georgia will go to the polls Tuesday to decide the GOP gubernatorial primary runoff election between Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle A federal judge has agreed to delay the start of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's first trial, which could reveal embarrassing information about several Democratic political consultants Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says he is considering running for president and will make his decision in early 2019 THE LEAD … [Read more...] about FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump, ex-Obama officials battle over security clearance; Eric Holder 2020?
MEDIA 07/23/2018 09:21 am ET Updated 22 minutes ago The layoffs come days after rumors of deep cuts at the storied tabloid. By Andy Campbell and Lydia O'Connor The New York Daily News, a storied big-city tabloid known for its ruthless and splashy front pages, laid off half its newsroom staff on Monday, marking the latest round of cuts at the beleaguered Tronc company’s media holdings. “We are fundamentally restructuring the Daily News,” an email from Tronc to the staff reads. “We are reducing today the size of the editorial team by approximately 50 percent and re-focusing much of our talent on breaking news — especially in areas of crime, civil justice and public responsibility.” The paper had about 85 newsroom employees prior to the cuts, according to the New York Post. The notice said human resources would notify those affected by day’s end. As reporters and editors waited, some were seen going around the … [Read more...] about New York Daily News Layoffs Ax Half The Newsroom Staff