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Trump bashes FBI for being totally unable to stop leaks
President Trump is interviewed by Reuters in the Oval Office Feb. 23. President Trump said the FBIis totally unable to crack down on U.S. government employees who plan to leak sensitive information to the media. The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security "leakers" that have permeated our government for a long time.
U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug charges
The United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along with former president Otto Prez Molina, who has also been arrested and is awaiting trial.
Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open government
Syria peace talks struggle as bomb kills dozens
The UN struggled on Friday to get a new round of Syrian peace talks off the ground, but with few signs of progress as dozens more civilian deaths underlined the scale of the challenge. The UN's Syria envoy, who brought rival regime and opposition delegates symbolically together late Thursday, held separate meetings with them Friday to hammer out the talks' format. "We discussed issues relating to the format of the talks exclusively," said Syrian regime delegation chief Bashar al-Jaafari after meeting de Mistura.
Teen Who Walked 5 Hours to Work Now Drives, Thanks to GoFundMe Campaign
Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normal
Japan PM's wife cuts ties with school at heart of political furor
By Kaori Kaneko and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife has cut ties with an elementary school involved in a land deal that provoked opposition questions just as the Japanese leader was basking in the glow of a friendly summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Abe has said neither he nor his wife, Akie, was involved in a murky deal for the purchase of state-owned land by Moritomo Gakuen, an educational body in the western city of Osaka that also runs a kindergarten promoting patriotism. The affair has energized the often-floundering opposition, offering a reminder of the unexpected pitfalls that could still emerge for Abe's seemingly stable rule, now in its fifth year.
Uber begs users not to delete their accounts, says its deeply hurting
It hasn't been a great week for Uber. First, a bombshell account from Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer went viral. In it, she allegesunchecked sexual harassment and a corporate culture that emboldens harassers and does little to make women feel welcome or even safe. That on its own is enough to make many Uber customers second guess their decision to hail a ride from the company, but a second blow wasn't far behind.
Yesterday, Google's Waymo team revealed that it had filed a lawsuit against Uber and Otto a self-driving vehicle startup Uber acquired in 2016 for stealing its trade secrets in order to jumpstart its own failing self-driving car platform. Now, with users fleeing in droves and a pair of huge controversies on its hands, Uber is begging people to stop deleting their accounts.
When you decide to shut down your Uber account not just delete the app, but actually choose to close your account itself the app prompts you to provide a reason. Uber is now scanning those responses for mentions of the Susan Fowler controversy and sending its disgruntled former users a special email message pledging to right what it has wronged.
"Everyone at Uber is deeply hurting," the message begins, followed by an explanation that outside investigators will be brought in to do an independent review of the entire operation. "We believe in creating a workplace where a deep sense of justice underpins everything we do and it's everyone's number one priority to create change in the coming months and years."
It's worth noting that Uber hasn't taken the time to comment on Google's allegations of intellectual property theft, which has now been simmering for about a day. Whatever their approach, neither of these fires are easily put out, and it's already clear that the company is in for a bumpy ride to start out 2017.
Military Families Fret Trump's Transgender Decree
Donald Trumps latest attack on the media was riddled with blatant contradictions
President Donald Trump began his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday with a lengthy rant railing against what he dubbed the fake news. After weeks of bad headlines, Trump suggested the dishonest media falsified stories about issues in his administration by using made-up sources. And I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. Its fake! Phony! Fake! Trump said.
More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in Sinai
Egyptian Coptic Christians fled the Sinai for a second day Saturday following a string of apparent jihadist attacks, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi instructed his government to help shelter them. A church official said more families arrived in the Suez canal city of Ismailiya, a day after about 250 Copts sought shelter in one church alone there. Three Christians have been shot dead over the past week in the city of El-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula, where Islamic State group jihadists are waging an insurgency.
The Maha Shivaratri Hindu festival
India police arrest cheap mobile maker on fraud charges
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Leggings Legend LuLaRoe Sued for Overcharging Customers on Sales Tax
LuLaRoe, the ridiculously successful fashion company known for its bright and comfortable leggings and genius marketing plan, is in trouble. While the companys innovative direct sales model (one that relies largely on Facebook and other Internet communities) has made many women loyal supporters of the business because it allows them the unique opportunity to build their own pop-up shops and make commission as consultants, the business structure has also had its complications. The California-headquartered company was slammed with a lawsuit on Feb. 17 in U.S. District Court in Western Pennsylvania that alleges it has been illegally collecting sales tax in states that dont have it.