The DEA said that 27% of a sample of counterfeit pills tested in the United States during the first three months of this year contained potentially lethal doses of fentanyl. The DEA did not specify what pills were being faked, but photos of what it said it had seized showed mostly blue tablets stamped with the letter “M” on one side, and containing the number “30” on the other, similar to a brand of opioid oxycodone hydrochloride.
The older sister of the slain leader of Islamic State (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ,has been captured in northwestern Syria during a raid on Monday, according to a senior Turkish official who called the arrest an intelligence "gold mine." Rasmiya Awad, 65, is suspected of being affiliated with the extremist group, the Turkish official said without elaboration.
If you're wondering what is up with this Esposito character, it's this part here:
This summer, Esposito earned $1.6 million from the embattled Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, a massive sum for a single lobbyist. And last year, his firm Federal Advocates landed lucrative Ukrainian clients...
Facebook unveiled a new logo today that’s meant to represent the parent company that owns Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and more. The logo just says “Facebook,” but in a really bland and generic font that looks like it would fit well on a credit card. A GIF shows the word mark displaying in different colors to represent the different brands — blue for Facebook proper, green for WhatsApp, pinkish for Instagram, and so on.
O'Neill's decision comes at a difficult time for the NYPD. NYC residents who have been incensed by the rash of police shootings that helped launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement are becoming increasingly hostile to the NYPD, often treating them more like an occupying force than the public servants... New York's CBS News affiliate reported last week that an NYPD vehicle was vandalized on Halloween Night. A small group of residents were seen laughing and taunting two police officers cleaning up the vehicle in a brazen show of disrespect...
...or could this resignation be tied to the Project Veritas Epstein leaks?
Today, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the Acting Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, released the transcripts of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch and former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State Ambassador P. Michael McKinley.
Testimony of former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State Ambassador P. Michael McKinley:
Transcript of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch:
Researchers at the University of Iowa report that the spacecraft Voyager 2 has entered the interstellar medium (ISM), the region of space outside the bubble-shaped boundary produced by wind streaming outward from the sun. Voyager 2, thus, becomes the second human-made object to journey out of our sun's influence, following Voyager 1's solar exit in 2012.
The tech company wants to expand new housing production, help first-time homebuyers purchase homes and support housing programs to reduce homelessness, Apple announced. Apple will allocate $1 billion to building new, low- to moderate-income housing. Another $1 billion will be dedicated to first-time homebuyers. Apple will also dedicate $300 million in land for the development of new affordable housing.
On Monday morning, hundreds of inmates were released from prison as part of what could be the largest single-day commutation in U.S. history. In all, officials say 462 inmates were expected to be released by the end of the day. This comes after a historic vote Friday by the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, who recommended a total of 527 inmates on the HB 1269 docket for commutation.
As the impeachment inquiry enters its public phase, top Republicans in the House are weighing whether to temporarily assign Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the panel that will conduct the initial public hearings. Discussions about adding Jordan to the committee are "active and serious," a senior Republican involved in the process told CBS News.
Mr Carey, who owns a £3.8million classic car collection and a home in Paradise Valley, Arizona, is thought to have competed at the race in 2011, 2012 and 2013... Mr Carey, who was born in 1939 in Regina, Saskatchewan, was orphaned as a baby and was taken in by his mother's grandparents... He is also said to have a trophy room with one of the biggest and best sheep collections in the world, with 36 species as well as 24 from the Capra (goat) family...
Carroll is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. “I am filing this on behalf of every woman who has ever been harassed, assaulted, silenced, or spoken up only to be shamed, fired, ridiculed and belittled,” Carroll said in a statement. “No person in this country should be above the law – including the president.”
Let’s start with a really, really, big number: $10.5 trillion -- that’s how much the value of all stocks has gone up since Donald Trump won the oval office three years ago. $10.5 trillion -- we all share in this. Fifty-five million Americans with a 401(k) and 35 million with an IRA: Their pension money has gone up by about a third. Your union pension fund. Your college savings fund. All looking good. Of course, there's hardly a mention of this in the media. The elites won't report anything good in the Trump era. Same with the economy. America is growing far more vigorously than any other industrial democracy...
All three of the major averages opened at record highs on Monday morning amid renewed hopes of a phase one trade deal between the U.S. and China. In a Monday press briefing, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have remained in contact while negotiators craft the final language for the "phase one" of the trade agreement between the two economic powers. The major averages all opened higher by about 0.5 percent.