Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has already topped the fundraising charts in her short time in Congress, but the liberal darling won’t donate a cent of her millions to Democrats' House campaign organization -- a position that has rankled some of her colleagues... Instead, Ocasio-Cortez is building her own fundraising operation for fellow progressive candidates to bypass the official Democratic Party infrastructure.
An anonymous Microsoft contractor who worked grading audio snippets from Skype conversations and Cortana recordings revealed to the Guardian that "no security measures" were taken to protect the audio clips. The contractor, who worked out of Beijing, had access to the recordings through a Chrome web app through a Microsoft account login. He said that all the contractors' accounts shared the same password.
A car carrying migrants who had crossed into Greece from neighboring Turkey crashed into another vehicle following a high-speed chase... The car, with 12 people inside, failed to stop for a check on the main highway near the northern town of Kavala... Ten men from Bangladesh, some of whom had been hidden in the trunk of the car, and two men from Syria were transported to hospital... The Syrians were treated and released and were arrested on suspicion of migrant smuggling... while the 10 Bangladeshi men remained hospitalized with light injuries, police said.
Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi made the request on Thursday in a call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to a readout of the conversation from his office... The exact process by which the U.S. would be asked to leave remains murky. There are questions as to whether Mr. Abdul-Mahdi, who resigned as prime minister last year and has since presided over a caretaker government, has the authority to take such a decision.
Iran has formally invited the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to take part in its investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian jetliner and the U.S. agency has agreed to assign an investigator, an Iranian official said on Thursday.
There have been about 70 such transplants around the world. But most programs have focused on living donors, Penn researchers said. (In some cases the donor was the recipient’s mother.) In the United States, there have been six live donor cases.
"Electrical currents started flowing," reports Rob Stammes, who monitors ground currents at the Polarlightcenter geophysical observatory in Lofoten... "It seemed to be some kind of shockwave," says Stammes. "My instruments detected a sudden, strong variation in both ground currents and our local magnetic field. It really was a surprise."
NASA's ACE spacecraft detected something as well.
The economy created 145,000 jobs in the final month of 2019 to cap off the ninth straight year in which employment gains topped the 2 million mark... The unemployment rate, meanwhile, stayed at a 50-year low of 3.5%.
President Trump asked South Korean President Moon Jae-In to deliver a birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week... South Korea’s National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong confirmed to reporters at Incheon International Airport on Friday that Trump requested the birthday greeting be sent to Kim...
MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa was on lockdown Friday morning, officials confirm. Personnel at the base reportedly got an alert about the lockdown that used the words "active shooter." The lockdown was lifted shortly after, and Tampa Police confirmed that the incident was NOT an active shooter.
Vizcarra said the ambitious target of one million trees is "a commitment from the government, the region, the municipality and all the citizens who want to protect this world wonder."
Environment ministry specialists evoked the need to plant trees to protect not only the sanctuary but also the protected ecological area's fauna and flora. The area is at risk of mudslides due to heavy rainfall in winter and forest fires in summer...
Relatives of nine U.S. dual-national women and children killed in northern Mexico in November said Thursday U.S. authorities told them they have two suspects under detention in the United States... Earlier this week, prosecutors said more than 40 suspects have now been identified in connection with the killings of the extended Langford and LeBaron families who have lived in northern Mexico for decades.
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