Former executives from Bloomberg, Turner Construction firm arrested in bribery scheme. The executives have since been released on bail, and ordered back in court in February.
Rogue executives from Bloomberg LP conspired with building contractors on Manhattan projects to steal $15 million by inflating bids, generating phony work orders and misappropriating other cash, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said Tuesday.
Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes announced Friday it intends to invest 2.4 billion Canadian dollars ($1.8 billion) into the cannabis producer Cronos, sending Cronos shares up as much as 35% to $14.11 a piece.
Altria has agreed to acquire 146.2 million Cronos shares at a price of 16.25 Canadian dollars per share — a 41.5% premium to the company’s 10-day volume weighted average price on the Toronto Stock Exchange ending November 30, according to Cronos. That was the last unaffected trading day prior to when news first broke that the two companies were in talks for a potential deal, the company said.
“Comey said that Rudy Giuliani may have leaked sensitive information from inside the bureau’s New York office during the closing days of the 2016 presidential election. Comey told Congress that he ordered agents to investigate possible leaks based on Giuliani’s public statements, which appeared to draw on inside knowledge of the FBI’s investigation into alleged misuse of classified information by then-candidate Hillary Clinton.”
[...] Comey isn’t in a position to criticize Giuliani for leaking (if he did), since he did that numerous times while still a member of the FBI. In the months leading up to his termination, Comey leaked a handful of memos, which contained details of conversations with Trump, to a number of his friends and associates.
The move by the world’s biggest fast-food chain addresses concerns that the overuse of antibiotics vital to fighting human infections in farm animals may diminish the drugs’ effectiveness in people...potentially creating a new standard for livestock producers and threatening sales by drug companies.
McDonald’s said it will measure the use of antibiotics in its 10 biggest markets, including the United States, and set targets to curb their use by the end of 2020.
Macron’s concessions to the Yellow Vests has failed to appease protesters and opposition politicians, such as Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who called for “citizen’s revolution” to continue until a fair distribution of wealth is achieved.
Immediately after French President Macron declared a “social and economic state of emergency” in response to large-scale protests by members of the Yellow Vest movement, promising a range of concessions to address their grievances, left-wing opposition politician Mélenchon called on the grassroots campaign to continue their revolution next Saturday.
A new federal farm bill ensures that maple syrup and honey producers won’t have to label their pure products as containing added sugars as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had once proposed.
The FDA had reconsidered its plan after maple producers protested their products have no added sugars and they are being included unfairly in new nutritional label guidelines. It acknowledged the labeling was confusing.
The federal farm bill was signed Monday by a conference committee. It heads to the House next.
The Trump administration has arrested 170 undocumented immigrants who came forward to try to take migrant children out of government custody, federal officials said Monday. More than 100 of those arrested had no criminal record.
Roughly 80 percent of undocumented immigrant children’s sponsors are in the U.S. illegally, according to ICE. The Obama administration did not consider a person’s immigrant status as a factor in placing children in homes.
“Ronald Reagan understood it is only from strength that we may find a true peace,” White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro writes in RealClearPolitics. President Trump has embraced that banner and expanded it for more complex times with a key addendum: “Economic security is national security.”
The helicopter leasing company whose investors include billionaires George Soros and Michael Dell on Monday sought bankruptcy court approval for its procedures for its planned $650 million sale to a unit of Australian financial services Macquarie Group.
Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd in a filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York said the bid it received from Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing Holdings Ltd after a four-month marketing campaigns is its best available option for maximizing value for stakeholders and averting a potential piecemeal liquidation.
By signing the UN Global Compact, Trudeau is setting up a steady erosion of Canada’s independence, taking power away from the Canadian People.
[...] The Compact will be used by the Trudeau government to crackdown on the press (at least the ones he isn't bailing out), by trying to silence any speech that is critical of ‘migration.’
[...] Additionally, the Compact begins a transfer of authority from national governments, to the centralized authority of the United Nations, turning migration (AKA control of national borders), into something dominated by supranational institutions.
Daniels’s lawyer Michael Avenatti predicted “Stormy will never have to pay a dime because they owe her over $1 million in attorney’s fees and costs” from a pending lawsuit pending related to a non-disclosure agreement that she signed about an alleged affair with Trump.
ICE HSI investigates criminal threats facing the US with expertise & effectiveness. In 2018, HSI continued to combat transnational criminal orgs, prevent the sale & use of #opioids, & prosecute businesses not in compliance with federal employment laws https://t.co/5wYZak5fX5pic.twitter.com/plgqLckDEn
At least two people are confirmed dead and ten seriously injured after an unidentified gunman opened fire in the city-center of Strasbourg, France Tuesday; apparently targeting random tourists near the town’s famous Christmas Market.
The lone gunman reportedly fired into the crowd at approximately 8PM local time near the tourist hotspot that attracts millions each year.
....People do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built. If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall. They know how important it is!
Recently analyzed data from NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has revealed water locked inside the clays that make up its scientific target, the asteroid Bennu.
Data obtained from the spacecraft’s two spectrometers, the OSIRIS-REx Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (OVIRS) and the OSIRIS-REx Thermal Emission Spectrometer (OTES), reveal the presence of molecules that contain oxygen and hydrogen atoms bonded together, known as “hydroxyls.” The team suspects that these hydroxyl groups exist globally across the asteroid in water-bearing clay minerals, meaning that at some point, Bennu’s rocky material interacted with water. While Bennu itself is too small to have ever hosted liquid water, the finding does indicate that liquid water was present at some time on Bennu’s parent body, a much larger asteroid.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers seized 163 pounds (74 kilos) of cocaine found inside an inbound container from the Dominican Republic. The estimated value of the seized narcotics is $1.8 million.
On Dec. 5, CBP officers inspected several containers using non-intrusive inspection systems at the Puerto Nuevo Dock, arriving from the Dominican Republic on board the vessel M/V Balao. An inconsistency with one container prompted a more intrusive inspection.
On Monday, the Web giant revealed it recently discovered a new bug, which may have exposed the personal information of 52.5 million Google+ users. Affecting a Google+ API, that flaw was introduced as part of a November software update. It may have allowed app developers to access certain "not-public" information on users' profiles—including names, email addresses, occupations, ages, and more—over a six-day period, G Suite VP of Product Management David Thacker wrote in a blog post.
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