Oil prices spike more than 3% on reports that US will end waivers for Iran sanctions

Oil prices surged by more than 3 percent on Monday past highs not seen since November 2018, after reports that Washington is set to announce that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end imports, or be subject to U.S. sanctions. Source: Oil prices spike more than 3% on reports that US will end … Continue reading “Oil prices spike more than 3% on reports that US will end waivers for Iran sanctions”

Oil prices surged by more than 3 percent on Monday past highs not seen since November 2018, after reports that Washington is set to announce that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end imports, or be subject to U.S. sanctions.

Source: Oil prices spike more than 3% on reports that US will end waivers for Iran sanctions

Pope celebrates Easter Sunday amid bloodshed in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis is celebrating Easter Mass this year facing a fresh round of bloodshed targeting Christians in Sri Lanka. Source: Pope celebrates Easter Sunday amid bloodshed in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis is celebrating Easter Mass this year facing a fresh round of bloodshed targeting Christians in Sri Lanka.

Source: Pope celebrates Easter Sunday amid bloodshed in Sri Lanka

Derry Borough Mayor Resigns In Wake Of Allegedly Pointing A Gun At Teens

A mayor in Westmoreland County has resigned in the wake of being accused of pointing a gun at teenagers earlier in April. Source: Derry Borough Mayor Resigns In Wake Of Allegedly Pointing A Gun At Teens

A mayor in Westmoreland County has resigned in the wake of being accused of pointing a gun at teenagers earlier in April.

Source: Derry Borough Mayor Resigns In Wake Of Allegedly Pointing A Gun At Teens

Top 10 things the media got wrong about ‘collusion’ and ‘obstruction’

The prestige press has some explaining to do — for subjecting the nation to a long, cruel ordeal named “collusion” and “obstruction.” Almost two years and millions of column inches later, Here are the 10 worst, drawn from among many more: 10. CNN bungles Comey testimony It took four bylines — including those of CNN … Continue reading “Top 10 things the media got wrong about ‘collusion’ and ‘obstruction’”

The prestige press has some explaining to do — for subjecting the nation to a long, cruel ordeal named “collusion” and “obstruction.” Almost two years and millions of column inches later,

Here are the 10 worst, drawn from among many more:

10. CNN bungles Comey testimony

It took four bylines — including those of CNN stars Jake Tapper and Gloria Borger — to completely botch the most important aspect of former FBI Director James Comey’s June 2017 congressional testimony.

9. Times columnist shares fervid dreams

New York Times columnist Charles Blow’s column of Dec. 2, 2018, was silly even by his standards.

8. Washington Post ‘fact checker’ needs a fact check

“All the Known Times the Trump Campaign Met With Russians” read the headline on a 2017 Fact Checker feature in The Washington Post. But by fact-checking, the paper really means judging various claims against liberal orthodoxies.

7. The MSNBC spy who should stay in the cold

No senior US official has done more damage to the credibility of the intelligence community than John Brennan.  Last month, Brennan confidently predictedthat “Friday [March 8] is the day the grand-jury indictments come down” against Trump associates and family members over “criminal conspiracy involving the Russians and US persons.” Nope.

6. The Guardian concocts a collusion meeting

Among foreign outlets, none covered itself in as much shame as The Guardian. The British paper in November 2018 published a story — bylined to superstar writer Luke Harding and two others, one of whom later mysteriously disappeared from the paper’s Web site — about secret talks between one Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort and WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange that took place at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. The sourcing was flimsy, to put it generously, and sure enough, as Glenn Greenwald notes at The Intercept, “Nothing in the [Mueller] report even hints, let alone states, that [Manafort] ever visited Julian Assange.”

5. WaPo columnist’s overstated, undying Ukraine narrative

“The Trump campaign worked behind the scenes” ahead of the Republican National Convention “to make sure the new Republican platform won’t call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces.” So reported The Washington Post’s Josh Rogin.

4. The Atlantic accuses Jeff Sessions!

In June 2017, the combustible young reporter Julia Ioffe wrote an article for The Atlantic, running to several thousand words, that cast doubt on former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ claim that he didn’t meet with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak as a Trump surrogate but rather as a matter of routine in his role at the time as a US senator.

3. David Corn’s dossier debacle

It was the document that set off the whole shebang. In October 2016, days before the election, David Corn of Mother Jones wrote of an unnamed “former senior intelligence officer for a Western country,” Christopher Steele (unnamed at the time), who claimed that the Russians had dirt on Trump they could use to blackmail him.

2. McClatchy catches Michael Cohen in Prague

Speaking of the dossier, remember when McClatchy’s Greg Gordon and Peter Stone reported that Mueller had evidence that Trump consigliere Michael Cohen had “secretly made a late-summer trip to Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign,”

1. Buzzfeed knows who told Cohen to lie

Which brings us to the top foul-up of the whole sordid saga. That would be BuzzFeed’s report, by Jason Lepold and Anthony Cormier, in January claiming that Trump had directed Cohen to lie to Congress about talks to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Source: Top 10 things the media got wrong about ‘collusion’ and ‘obstruction’

Greensburg re-enactment brings Jesus’ trial to courthouse steps | TribLIVE.com

Dozens of people braved wind and rain on Good Friday to attend the 25th annual “Way of the Cross” drama in downtown Greensburg. For the 17th time, Rick Zabrosky reprised his role as Jesus in the hours before his crucifixion — driven relentlessly through the streets of Greensburg by eight Roman soldiers. “It truly brings … Continue reading “Greensburg re-enactment brings Jesus’ trial to courthouse steps | TribLIVE.com”

Dozens of people braved wind and rain on Good Friday to attend the 25th annual “Way of the Cross” drama in downtown Greensburg.

For the 17th time, Rick Zabrosky reprised his role as Jesus in the hours before his crucifixion — driven relentlessly through the streets of Greensburg by eight Roman soldiers.

“It truly brings the Scriptures to life,” Zabrosky, of Greensburg, said. “I have been stopped after the event by several people who joined the procession and told how moving it was and how it brought tears to their eyes.”

The re-enactment started on the steps of the Westmoreland County Courthouse with Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate. Following his sentencing, he was led by the guards down a route comprising South Main Street, West Otterman Street, South Pennsylvania Avenue and West Third Street.

Source: Greensburg re-enactment brings Jesus’ trial to courthouse steps | TribLIVE.com

France’s Yellow Vest protesters return to the streets enraged by billions pledged to rebuild Notre Dame | Fox News

Yellow vest protestors in Paris battled police during violent clashes Saturday–newly enraged at the billions of dollars that have been pledged to rebuild fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral, overshadowing their anti-wealth cause. Source: France’s Yellow Vest protesters return to the streets enraged by billions pledged to rebuild Notre Dame | Fox News

Yellow vest protestors in Paris battled police during violent clashes Saturday–newly enraged at the billions of dollars that have been pledged to rebuild fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral, overshadowing their anti-wealth cause.

Source: France’s Yellow Vest protesters return to the streets enraged by billions pledged to rebuild Notre Dame | Fox News

Biden Expected To Launch Presidential Campaign Next Week | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race next week. WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has … Continue reading “Biden Expected To Launch Presidential Campaign Next Week | Newsradio 1020 KDKA”

Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race next week.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race next week.

The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 high-profile Democrats. Biden, 76, would be the oldest and most experienced politician in the race.

His plans were confirmed by three people with knowledge, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The announcement is expected as early as Wednesday and would cap months of deliberation over his political future.

Source: Biden Expected To Launch Presidential Campaign Next Week | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

Child who plunged from Mall of America balcony showing “real signs of recovery” – CBS News

A 5-year-old boy who authorities say was thrown from a third-floor balcony at Mall of America is showing “real signs of recovery,” a lawyer for boy’s family told CBS Minnesota on Friday. Police said the suspect, Emmanuel Aranda, told them he went to the mall “looking for someone to kill” and chose the boy at random. “We have good … Continue reading “Child who plunged from Mall of America balcony showing “real signs of recovery” – CBS News”

A 5-year-old boy who authorities say was thrown from a third-floor balcony at Mall of America is showing “real signs of recovery,” a lawyer for boy’s family told CBS Minnesota on Friday. Police said the suspect, Emmanuel Aranda, told them he went to the mall “looking for someone to kill” and chose the boy at random.

“We have good news to share with you on this Good Friday. Our miracle child is showing real signs of recovery. New test results have been positive, though he remains in intensive care with a long road ahead,” attorney Stephen Tillitt said Friday on behalf of the boy’s family.

Surveillance video at the mall shows Aranda walking in the mall on the third floor, looking over the balcony several times, before approaching the victim and his mother, CBS Minnesota reports.

Source: Child who plunged from Mall of America balcony showing “real signs of recovery” – CBS News

Dog wardens to check Allegheny, Westmoreland counties for current dog licenses, rabies vaccinations

Violators may be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation, plus court costs Source: Dog wardens to check Allegheny, Westmoreland counties for current dog licenses, rabies vaccinations

Violators may be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation, plus court costs

Source: Dog wardens to check Allegheny, Westmoreland counties for current dog licenses, rabies vaccinations

DUQUESNE INCLINE STUCK: Dozens of passengers stuck on Duquesne Incline for nearly 2 hours

The Duquesne Incline was stuck and 40 passangers were trapped on board for nearly two hours Thursday afternoon. Source: DUQUESNE INCLINE STUCK: Dozens of passengers stuck on Duquesne Incline for nearly 2 hours

The Duquesne Incline was stuck and 40 passangers were trapped on board for nearly two hours Thursday afternoon.

Source: DUQUESNE INCLINE STUCK: Dozens of passengers stuck on Duquesne Incline for nearly 2 hours

Woman gets jail for running over son in school parking lot | Fox News

A woman who pleaded guilty to reckless driving for running over her 9-year-old son while dropping him off at school in Michigan has been ordered to serve 30 days in jail. Source: Woman gets jail for running over son in school parking lot | Fox News

A woman who pleaded guilty to reckless driving for running over her 9-year-old son while dropping him off at school in Michigan has been ordered to serve 30 days in jail.

Source: Woman gets jail for running over son in school parking lot | Fox News

BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down for consumers on May 31st | PhoneDog

It’s time to pour one out, because BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down. It was announced today that the consumer version of BBM is closing on May 31st, 2019. After that date, the BBM app will stop working. Emtek, who licensed the BBM consumer business from BlackBerry in 2016, says that BBM stickers and BBMoji can’t be exported … Continue reading “BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down for consumers on May 31st | PhoneDog”

It’s time to pour one out, because BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down.

It was announced today that the consumer version of BBM is closing on May 31st, 2019. After that date, the BBM app will stop working. Emtek, who licensed the BBM consumer business from BlackBerry in 2016, says that BBM stickers and BBMoji can’t be exported out of the app, so you won’t be able to use them after the shutdown. You can issue refunds of your in-app purchases for stickers that you’ve bought, though.

Source: BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down for consumers on May 31st | PhoneDog

Boy, 15, in critical condition following shooting in McKeesport

Teenage victim found shot in area of Dinsmore and Pirl streets “Detectives learned that the victim was with some of other teens in the 1300 block of Hamilton Street when an unknown person began shooting at them. Only the victim was hit by the gunfire,” police said in a written statement. Investigators have not established … Continue reading “Boy, 15, in critical condition following shooting in McKeesport”

Teenage victim found shot in area of Dinsmore and Pirl streets

“Detectives learned that the victim was with some of other teens in the 1300 block of Hamilton Street when an unknown person began shooting at them. Only the victim was hit by the gunfire,” police said in a written statement.

Investigators have not established a motive for the shooting.

No suspects have been identified. Homicide detectives continue to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call the county’s tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Anonymous calls will be accepted.

Source: Boy, 15, in critical condition following shooting in McKeesport

Democrat Nadler doesn’t think Barr is doing his job properly

Democrats in Congress are debating how to pick up Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation where he left off. Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his plans to subpoena the full Mueller report and why he doesn’t think Attorney General William Barr is doing his job properly.

Democrats in Congress are debating how to pick up Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation where he left off. Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his plans to subpoena the full Mueller report and why he doesn’t think Attorney General William Barr is doing his job properly.

UNIONTOWN SHOOTING: At least 1 person shot in Uniontown, flown to hospital

At least one person was shot and flown to a hospital after a shooting early Friday morning in Uniontown, emergency dispatchers said. Source: UNIONTOWN SHOOTING: At least 1 person shot in Uniontown, flown to hospital

At least one person was shot and flown to a hospital after a shooting early Friday morning in Uniontown, emergency dispatchers said.

Source: UNIONTOWN SHOOTING: At least 1 person shot in Uniontown, flown to hospital

New Mexico militia detains migrants at gunpoint until Border Patrol arrives: report

An armed right-wing militia group operating along the U.S.-Mexico border posted several videos to social media this week, including one in which they held about 200 asylum seeking migrants at gunpoint near Sunland Park, NM until U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived. Source: New Mexico militia detains migrants at gunpoint until Border Patrol arrives: report

An armed right-wing militia group operating along the U.S.-Mexico border posted several videos to social media this week, including one in which they held about 200 asylum seeking migrants at gunpoint near Sunland Park, NM until U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived.

Source: New Mexico militia detains migrants at gunpoint until Border Patrol arrives: report

Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry. Source: Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.

Source: Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

3 climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche

Three prominent mountain climbers are presumed to have died in an avalanche that hit Alberta’s Banff National Park this week. American alpinist Jess Roskelley and Austrian climbers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer were missing after they tried to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway and “local search and rescue has assumed … Continue reading “3 climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche”

Three prominent mountain climbers are presumed to have died in an avalanche that hit Alberta’s Banff National Park this week.

American alpinist Jess Roskelley and Austrian climbers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer were missing after they tried to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway and “local search and rescue has assumed the worst,” outdoor apparel company The North Face said in a statement. The three were reported overdue on Wednesday, one day after the avalanche struck.

Source: 3 climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche

The Penguins rallied back Thursday night by deflecting pucks past Braden Holtby – PensBurgh

It took a couple deflected shots to get pucks past the Capitals netminder

Last night, through two periods and change, Capitals netminder Braden Holtby looked dialed in, like he was going to be tough to beat. The Penguins kept at it, giving him their best looks but he was all over everything sent his way.

Into the third period, you could just feel that it was going to take a bounce or something tricky to get one behind him and the floodgates might open.

The Penguins rallied from down 2-0 to up 3-2 in 4 minutes and 46 seconds, with two of the three goals coming on deflected pucks from in front of the net.

On the first goal, Justin Schultz exercised great patience to wait out a diving Alexander Ovechkin before putting a shot on net that Patric Hornqvist would redirect around the defense and past Holtby.

Minutes later, Sidney Crosby would send a puck towards the Capitals net, where Jake Guentzel would get a stick on and just find enough room past Holtby to give the Penguins the lead, which they would hold onto for the 3-2 win.

 

Source: The Penguins rallied back last night by deflecting pucks past Braden Holtby – PensBurgh