Ex-Christie aides to be sentenced in New Jersey bridge case

Both also received a year of supervised release, 500 hours of community service, and fines. The pair were found guilty on seven counts of conspiracy, fraud, and civil rights violations. "To devote my energies to venom and dislike, it's not my style". The issue became personal more than a decade later, when one of Christie's best friends from law school developed an addiction to prescription drug... [Full Article...]

Chinese tech company Tencent acquires 5% Tesla stake

The design is rather current and the Model 3 will be fully equipped when it gets launched ready to provide the fully autonomous experience customers have been looking forward to. Tencent is no stranger to putting money into U.S. companies. It is the "top line" or "gross income" figure from which costs are subtracted to determine net income. [Full Article...]

White House blocked Russian Federation testimony

Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania said Wednesday that the Senate should take the lead in the investigation into Russia's possible interference in the US election now that the House probe has become too "paralyzed". The Trump administration sought to block former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying in the House investigation of possible links between Russian officials and Donald Tr... [Full Article...]

Brexit will be painful for the British: French President Francois Hollande

In her speech to Parliament, which was planned to coincide with the letter's delivery, May urged the country to come together as it embarks on a "momentous journey". "Britain is going to change as a result of leaving the EU". Before that, there was no official path to leaving the EU. Donald Tusk has bid an emotional farewell to the United Kingdom after Theresa May triggered Article 50 and ... [Full Article...]

Uber to suspend autonomous tests after Arizona accident

Weekend crash was result of vehicle failing to yield for self-driving auto while making a left turn. The company is using two of its self-driving vehicles in San Francisco for mapping purposes. There were two people in Uber's self-driving auto as a standby measure. A spokesman for Uber told Reuters that the ride-hailing company's self-driving cars are back on the streets in San Francisco o... [Full Article...]

BlackRock bets on robots to improve Its stock picking

BlackRock bets on robots to improve Its stock picking BlackRock's equity overhaul also invites comparisons to that of another major asset firm rival, Pacific Investment Management Co. Active managers - or portfolio managers who research and choose investments - have been under pressure to cut their fees in large part because of the rise of passive investing, which entails doing nothing more than tracking a market index. [Full Article...]

US home prices rose in January by most in 2 ½ years

US home prices rose in January by most in 2 ½ years The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index , covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 5.9% annual gain in January, up from 5.7% last month and setting a 31-month high. Robust price gains could eventually make housing less affordable, Blitzer said. The prices also hurt affordability as higher prices and mortgage rates shrink the number of households that can aff... [Full Article...]

Michigan, Flint to replace 18000 lead-tainted water lines

The CDC has linked the contaminated water supply in Flint to both increased lead poisoning in the city's children , and an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease , the latter of which killed 12 people in 2014 and 2015, according to Michigan Live. [Full Article...]

OK Food Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products

OK Food Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products The products that were part of the nationwide chicken recall were produced between December 19, 2016 and March 7, 2017. An Oklahoma food company is recalling more than 466 tons (422 metric tons) of breaded chicken because of possible metal in the food. [Full Article...]

Bank of England Announces Financial System Stress Test Ahead of Brexit

Bank of England Announces Financial System Stress Test Ahead of Brexit This will include a new "exploratory stress test" which will see what will happen if banks continue to face challenges to their business models on multiple fronts. Barclays and Standard Chartered also missed some thresholds in last year's exercise. May has said she is prepared to walk away from the Brexit talks with no deal if only bad terms are offered, and the government has said it is makin... [Full Article...]

Iranian President In Moscow For Arms, Energy Talks

Iranian President In Moscow For Arms, Energy Talks After Iran carried out a ballistic missile test in late January, Trump tweeted that the Islamic Republic has been put "on notice" and moved quickly to issue new sanctions. Rouhani - accompanied by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh and other high-ranking officials - is expected to sign more than 10 economic cooperation agreements with Russian Federation, accordin... [Full Article...]

South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida, 77-70

South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida, 77-70 Early betting lines for the Final Four game, which will be played on April 1 on CBS, indicate the Zags will be favored quite heavily. There were nine lead changes and four ties int he first half alone. Significant stat: SC absolutely dominated inside scoring with 65 of its 77 points coming either in the paint (42) or at the line (23 of 31). The Gamecocks have taken out Marquette, Duke, Baylor a... [Full Article...]

After late goals broke Panama's hearts in 2013, US returns

After late goals broke Panama's hearts in 2013, US returns For the 17th time , Panama will face the U.S, as the USMNT look to build on an already one-sided series between the two. He's the real deal. He can make a more conservative US team remain unsafe, something that can't be said of anyone else on the team. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions Speaks Out Against 'Sanctuary Cities'

Attorney General Sessions Speaks Out Against 'Sanctuary Cities' The Maryland measure was in line with dozens of municipalities and local jurisdictions across the country that have declared themselves sanctuary cities, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington. [Full Article...]

Sydney academic stopped from leaving China

He was first held for questioning in Kunming, the provincial capital of southwestern Yunnan earlier this week, before being barred from boarding a flight to Sydney at Guangzhou's global airport on Friday morning, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. [Full Article...]

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Calls the Paris Agreement a 'Bad Deal'

Shown here is a cliff face at Landsend, on the coast of Cape Denison. The order is also expected to cancel the Climate Action Plan, while instructing federal agencies to review actions that restrict energy production (Climatewire, Feb. Trump, who has called climate change a hoax, has vowed to reorient the government so that United States oil and coal producers thrive and steel and auto manufactu... [Full Article...]

Nunes had secret meeting before revealing Trump surveillance info

Nunes had secret meeting before revealing Trump surveillance info On the surface, none of this looks good for Nunes, who is in charge of his committee's bipartisan investigation into all things Trump and Russian Federation. According to both USA intelligence agencies and Russian officials, members of the Donald Trump campaign team had regular contact with Russian intelligence officials throughout the campaign. [Full Article...]

Merkel's CDU wins regional elections

Merkel's CDU wins regional elections According to political analysts, the Saarland governor's popularity apparently made the difference Sunday. One woman's loss could be another man's lucky escape. Past year polls showed support for AfD hit a record-high 16% nationally but it has lost momentum since then. That may be the case, but for the moment at least, the SPD have lost momentum. [Full Article...]

Ryan: Obamacare will be 'law of the land for the forseeable future'

The day after the bill was introduced , House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, slammed the bill as " Obamacare in a different form". But every time one change was made to win votes in one camp, it repelled support in another. But that was another problem for moderates, and Democrats suggested the provision would not survive in the Senate. [Full Article...]

Trump ties health care vote to abortion

Trump ties health care vote to abortion The President noted that the bill would defund Planned Parenthood and that the caucus would be forgoing an attempt to block funding for the organization, perhaps in the hopes that he could shame the caucus into backing the bill. 'I deeply regret my comments on such an important topic, ' Roberts said in a statement. In the end, Republican leaders didn't have the votes they needed to repeal and re... [Full Article...]

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