Afghanistan: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians

The US has admitted that a drone strike in Kabul days before its military pullout killed 10 innocent people. A US Central Command investigation found that an aid worker and nine members of his family, including seven children, died in the 29 August strike. The youngest child, Sumaya, was just two years old. The deadlyContinue reading “Afghanistan: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians”

Facebook mistakenly labels Black men ‘primates’

Social media giant founded by Mark Zuckerberg apologises for ‘clearly unacceptable error’ but has previously faced allegations of racial bias. Facebook has announced that it disabled its topic recommendation feature after it mistook Black men for “primates” in a video on the social network. A Facebook spokesperson called it a “clearly unacceptable error” and saidContinue reading “Facebook mistakenly labels Black men ‘primates’”

Federal judge says Trump’s accountants must turn over tax records to House panel

The judge approved a subpoena for Trump’s records covering 2017 and 2018, but turned down most of the panel’s request for similar information dating back to 2011. A federal judge has ruled that former President Donald Trump’s accountants must turn over two years’ worth of his tax and financial records to a House committee investigatingContinue reading “Federal judge says Trump’s accountants must turn over tax records to House panel”

Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump’s coup attempt

It sure looks as if Jan. 6, and the entire Trump presidency, were planned and funded by oligarchs in the shadows Donald Trump and his allies and followers were involved in a conspiracy against American democracy, the Constitution, the general welfare and the rule of law. Trump may have been president by title, but not in spirit orContinue reading “Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump’s coup attempt”

Let’s talk about the New York Times documentary about the 6th – Beau of the Fifth Column

Major banks, airlines report online outages

Major banks and airlines in Australia and the United States suffered brief online outages Thursday, with several blaming an “external provider” for the disruption. Most of Australia’s major financial firms reported customers could not access websites and mobile apps, while website Downdetector said a slew of US airlines were also affected. American, Delta, United andContinue reading “Major banks, airlines report online outages”

Trump executive ‘could face charges in matter of days’ as criminal tax probe enters final stages

Prosecutors have been trying from months to seek Weisselberg’s cooperation on Trump case The long-serving chief financial officer of the Trump Organisation could face charges in a matter of days, according to a US media report, as a criminal tax probe against him has entered the final stages. A grand jury has been hearing theContinue reading “Trump executive ‘could face charges in matter of days’ as criminal tax probe enters final stages”

NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Released from Prison as Family Pushes Biden to Pardon Her

Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Leigh Winner was released from prison Monday to serve the rest of her sentence in a halfway house. We get an update from the lawyer handling her commutation and pardon process. Winner was arrested in 2017 under the Espionage Act for leaking classified government information about Russian interference inContinue reading “NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Released from Prison as Family Pushes Biden to Pardon Her”

Trump’s chief of staff pushed DOJ to investigate ‘Italygate’ and other ‘fantastical’ election conspiracy theories: report

When former President Donald Trump was pushing the Big Lie and making false claims of widespread voter fraud following the 2020 election, outgoing White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was more than happy to encourage him. And according to reporting by the New York Times’ Katie Benner, Meadows wanted the U.S. Department of Justice toContinue reading “Trump’s chief of staff pushed DOJ to investigate ‘Italygate’ and other ‘fantastical’ election conspiracy theories: report”

Trump Justice Dept. seized phone records of 4 NYT reporters

The Trump Justice Department secretly obtained the phone records of four New York Times reporters as part of a leak investigation, the newspaper reported Wednesday. It is the third instance over the last month in which a news media organization has disclosed that federal authorities seized the records of its journalists in an effort toContinue reading “Trump Justice Dept. seized phone records of 4 NYT reporters”

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