WASHINGTONNEWSTIMES.COM: The Worldwide Leader in News 2019-06-12 10:00

Rick Santorum Is a Cryptocurrency Guy Now, Apparently

In what is either an incredible blockchain-enabled monetization opportunity or a sign that perhaps the gears are finally starting to fall out of this thing, Republican politician, failed pre...

Rick Santorum Is a Cryptocurrency Guy Now, Apparently

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What’s So Funny About Old Age? Apparently a Lot Three comic novels (H.M. Naqvi’s “The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack,” Sloane Tanen’s “There’s a Word for That” and Evan James’s “Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe”) feature protagonists on the other side of their prime....
2019-06-07 11:30

Does Anyone Really Need a $5,000 Vape Case? Apparently, Yes For certain nicotine-craving consumers, leather and gold vape cases from companies like Vianel and Miansai add look-at-me luxury to their Juul devices....
2019-08-01 04:15

Around the world with Rick Perry Energy Secretary Rick Perry is set to ramp up his shuttle diplomacy this summer, as he and his deputies fan out to advance U.S. interests from the heart of Europe to the shores of Japan....
2019-06-07 05:45

Unfortunately, there's an app for everything in this first look at season 4 of Rick And Morty Making a season of Rick And Morty takes time. Like, a lot of it. It takes so much time, in fact, that the show has even explicitly poked fun at the long stretches between seasons, letting a certain little poopy pants cop to the “like, year-and-a-half...
2019-07-20 02:45

Can Rick Simpson oil help treat cancer? Rick Simpson oil is a cannabis extract with high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Some people claim that this oil can help treat cancer. Although there is little to no evidence to suggest that it can cure cancer directly, it may have some use ...
2019-06-29 17:45

Rick Fox’s League Of Legends Team Is No More After months of internal strife following the news that one of its investors had called a fellow shareholder the n-word, the esports organization co-founded by Rick Fox has officially lost its coveted spot in the League of Legends Championship Series...
2019-08-15 01:15

Rick Steves: The best foods to try in Belgium Hungry? Belgium is ready for you with its famous fries, waffles and mussels – and, of course, beer.        ...
2019-05-28 17:30

America Now Exports 'Freedom Gas,' Apparently Given our president’s love of nationalistic rhetoric, it would seem to follow that his underlings have adopted the same pure, unleaded America-first jargon....
2019-05-29 23:15

Ford's Apparently About to Debut Its New Small Truck We speculated in January that Ford might be cooking up a truck smaller than the Ranger. Now, a Ford spokesman has confirmed they will show something this week, alongside a separate report that Ford is making a Bronco pickup to battle the Jeep Gladiat...
2019-07-16 21:45

My hatred of broccoli has apparently struck a chord Dear John: Your broccoli comments could be viewed by some as market manipulation. Supply and demand can be a very personal and fickle thing, just like the like (or dislike) of broccoli....
2019-05-26 11:45

A chilaquiles private lesson with Rick Bayless An e-mail arrived in my inbox a few weeks ago, asking if I was interested in taking a chilaquiles lesson with Rick. Chilaquiles, of course, being the comforting tortilla-in-broth cure-all of Mexican gastronomy, and Rick being Rick Bayless, the Chicag...
2019-06-21 22:15

Longtime coach Rick Pitino wants another chance in NBA Longtime college basketball head coach Rick Pitino announced Friday he is focusing on returning to the NBA and will not return for a second season coaching Panathinaikos in the Euroleague....
2019-06-21 21:15

Costco sells $400,000 rings, apparently, and somebody actually bought one We can only imagine how this shopping trip went off: a 24-pack of paper towels, a box of LaCroix, the usual multitude of granola bars, and oh yeah, how about that ring that costs more than the price of some houses?...
2019-06-05 07:45

The NFL Is Apparently Determined To Screw Up The Hail Mary The NFL this morning approved a rule change that could potentially allow coaches to challenge pass interference calls and non-calls in the last two minutes of a half or game. As with most tweaks to the league’s rulebook, this one’s likely going to cr...
2019-05-23 08:45

The new Candyman movie will apparently be about "toxic fandom" Horror fans have been questioning what the new Candyman movie—produced by Jordan Peele through his MonkeyPaw studio and directed by Nia DaCosta—could be about now that Chicago’s infamous Cabrini-Green housing projects (the setting for the original 19...
2019-06-09 20:30

Madonna's Eurovision video apparently doctored-up An official YouTube video has emerged with the Queen of Pop singing her song "Like a Prayer" as she appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest finale on Saturday. The soundtrack in the clip, however, is audibly different....
2019-05-21 15:15

Red Sox vs. Angels: Rick Porcello and Boston will beat LA Vegas update. Mets have a 37.3 percent chance of becoming a wild-card team. John Hickenlooper has a 3 percent chance of becoming POTUS and Stitches has a 40 percent chance of finishing in the black for the year. … New survey states Americans th...
2019-08-11 01:00

Red Sox’s Rick Porcello punches two TVs in dugout outburst When Rick Porcello struggles, the Red Sox pay the price. So does the dugout. The Boston pitcher punched two TVs hanging in the Fenway Park dugout Wednesday night after giving up six earned runs in 5²/₃ innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox ...
2019-08-01 13:30

Rick Chandler Is The Reason You're Reading This Site Right Now Will Leitch is the founder of Deadspin, and for the first year of this site’s existence, there were only two bylines: His and Rick Chandler’s. Rick has been hospitalized since a stroke last month, and he had another stroke on Friday that, according t...
2019-08-06 04:30

Top equestrian apparently kills self after lifetime ban over misconduct A decorated California equestrian died in an apparent suicide — just months after he was permanently banned from the sport over allegations of child sex abuse, according to a report. Robert Gage, who was a three-time World Cup Grand Prix champi...
2019-06-15 02:30

Huawei apparently still has no viable Android alternative For months now, Huawei has been giving off some pretty, shall we say, mixed signals about what it might do should its standoff with the US become permanent and the company remains cut off from doing business with key vendors like Google. Which means,...
2019-07-19 23:30

Rick Santelli's 5 things you need to know about investing in bonds If you want a balanced portfolio, experts say you should invest in bonds. Here are the answers to five key questions about the market, from CNBC's Rick Santelli....
2019-06-18 20:45

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder named Harvard fellow LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan governor who’s been criticized for his administration’s role in the Flint water crisis is headed to Harvard University to teach and study subjects related to state and local government. Harvard̵...
2019-07-01 11:45

Kid Rock apparently divorced Pamela Anderson because of Borat Borat was inescapable following its release in 2006, beloved by critics and audiences alike. With humble origins as a Da Ali G Show spinoff, Borat was an unexpected sensation, earning $262 million against a modest $18 million budget and worming its w...
2019-05-31 19:30

Rick Barry: US should help veterans before it worries about illegal immigrants Basketball Hall of Famer Rick Barry said Sunday the U.S. should be helping out those who served the country first before spending “billions of dollars on people who aren’t even supposed to be in this country.”...
2019-06-02 22:30

Good God, Disney's Apparently Considering a Sequel to Its Aladdin Remake James Wan adds another movie to his endless list of production credits. Marlon Wayans wants in on a Plastic Man DC movie, should it ever happen. Zack Snyder shows off a nice camera and some corpses for his Netflix zombie movie. Plus, set pictures fro...
2019-08-13 23:15

New Game From Rick & Morty's Co-Creator Isn't As Funny As I Hoped Trover Saves the Universe is my favorite sort of virtual reality game. It’s bright, colorful and weird. It stars me, as a silent seated presence, guiding titular hero Trover in third-person. It can even be played without a virtual reality headset. Th...
2019-06-04 22:30

‘Executed’ North Korean diplomat is apparently still alive Reports of the death of North Korea’s special envoy to the United States — who South Korean media claimed was executed for the failed Hanoi summit — were greatly exaggerated. Kim Hyok Chol is in state custody while being investigated for his in...
2019-06-05 22:30

NYPD cop apparently kills himself behind Staten Island precinct An NYPD cop apparently killed himself behind a Staten Island precinct on Friday — the third member of the department to commit suicide this month, sources told The Post. The officer was found behind the 121st Precinct with an apparent self-inflicted ...
2019-06-14 23:30

Cop apparently kills himself, the eighth NYPD suicide this year An off-duty Bronx cop apparently killed himself Tuesday morning in Yonkers, the eighth NYPD cop to die by suicide this year, officials told The Post. The 35-year-old officer, who worked in the Bronx, died of self-inflicted injuries around 3 a.m. in Y...
2019-08-13 18:45

Here's a First Comic-Con Exclusive Clip for Rick and Morty Season 4 The first look at Rick and Morty season 4 is here. During its panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon released an exclusive clip for the upcoming fourth season,......
2019-07-20 02:45

Alan Moore's retirement from comics is now apparently official For years, legendary comic book writer Alan Moore has been indicating that the final issue of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume IV: The Tempest would be his final comic, and this week that issue finally hit shelves. Now, barring any annou...
2019-07-18 22:15

Slayer Livery Too Metal For Rick Ware Racing We were amped up to hear that Rick Ware Racing was going have its #54 car driven by J.J. Yeley liveried to promote the band’s final tour to tonight’s NASCAR Cup race in Bristol, Tennessee but today it seems like that idea has been shredded....
2019-08-18 13:00

Rick Steves: Castles and cobbles in the Bavarian Alps The romantic region's most popular sights include the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle and the wood-carving capital of Oberammergau.        ...
2019-05-21 14:38

CDC: Salmonella outbreak apparently linked to brand of papayas A Cavi brand of whole, fresh papayas "are likely the source" of a salmonella outbreak in eight states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said....
2019-07-06 15:15

Rick Pitino leaving Greece with hope of one more NBA chance Rick Pitino is eyeing a return to the NBA. The Hall of Fame coach intends to pursue a job in the NBA, according to ESPN, whether it be coaching, player personnel or an advisory role. Pitino released a statement on Twitter Friday morning, announcing t...
2019-06-21 19:00

Mark Zuckerberg apparently tried to buy Panic, the creator of Playdate Buried in Edge Magazine's exclusive feature on Playdate, is an interesting revelation. Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg once expressed interest in buying Panic, the developers behind the new handheld, hand-cranked console. Perhaps even more intriguin...
2019-05-24 23:30

A Small Update on the New RoboCop Movie, Which Is Apparently Still Happening Last year, we got news that Neil Blomkamp, possibly as penance from the universe for not getting to make that Alien movie he was really hype for, was working on RoboCop Returns, a direct followup to the original 1987 film. Now, we’ve got an update th...
2019-06-30 22:45

Alligators in Florida have apparently learned to climb fences Run for your lives! Alligators can now climb fences. An alligator was witnessed scaling a chain-link fence at a Naval air station in Jacksonville, Florida, over the weekend, a report said. The gator was spotted by resident Christina Stewart, who post...
2019-08-20 08:00

Miley Cyrus posts congratulatory note to Lil Nas X after he apparently came out as gay Miley Cyrus shared a congratulatory note to Lil Nas X after he appeared to come out as gay in a social media post celebrating the end of Pride Month....
2019-07-02 22:00

No charges for actor Rick Schroder after abuse reports LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have declined to file charges against actor Rick Schroder after an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said in documents Tuesday that Schroder’s girlfr...
2019-05-23 02:15

Austria: 3 women found dead in Vienna apparently starved Austrian police say that a woman and her two daughters who were found dead at their Vienna apartment earlier this week appear to have starved to death....
2019-05-23 16:30

Goth Designer Rick Owens Doesn't Follow Trends The glamour-meets-grunge creator, nominated for Menswear Designer of the Year at next week’s awards, sees the use of influencers as ‘kind of horrible and...kind of great.’...
2019-05-29 06:45

Bernie Sanders Has a Badass Sword From Ross Perot, Apparently It seems Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders finally found a billionaire he likes: Texas tycoon Ross Perot, who died today. To memorialize him, Sanders tweeted out a photo of a gift Perot gave him to commemorate his advocacy for veterans of Desert Storm—a fr...
2019-07-10 00:15

Rick Porcello Smashes Two TVs After Mildly Unpleasant First Inning, Ought To Maybe Chill Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello has had a rough season. His 5.55 earned run average entering Wednesday night’s start is a career-worst; his WHIP is the highest its been in going on four seasons in Boston; his strikeouts per nine innings are the ...
2019-08-01 05:45

In Greece, Rick Pitino slams fans for smoking at games Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino has criticized fans of the Greek club for smoking and lighting flares during games, saying they are showing a lack of respect for the players        ...
2019-05-30 20:30

Rick Reilly, Samosa Combine For Powerfully Dull Lede There’s nothing egregious in this Washington Post profile of Rick Reilly, but anyone who wants to find out what’s happened to the hacky-sportswriter-turned-hacky-Trump-writer needs to get past this first sentence:...
2019-06-13 01:15

How music guru Rick Rubin transformed from NYU rap brat to Zen master Back in his 1980s New York heyday, record producer Rick Rubin was an unapologetically bratty loudmouth. To those who saw him at the time, he’s barely recognizable in the new Showtime documentary “Shangri-La.” Named for Rubin’s recording studio above ...
2019-07-12 09:30

The new song from Stranger Things' Joe Keery is pretty good, because apparently he can do anything In the first season of Stranger Things, Joe Keery’s Steve Harrington started off as a lovable asshole but eventually just became lovable, and he’s become increasingly lovable in each season since then. Also, he did a funny video with Ben Schwartz a f...
2019-07-24 05:45

Rick Pitino Has Had It With These Greek Fans Smoking During His Basketball Games Disgraced former Louisville Cardinals basketball coach Rick Pitino has spent the past six months or so coaching in Greece, where he’s finding success leading Panathinaikos in the Greek League. It’s a madcap new life filled with unfamiliar new experie...
2019-05-31 07:15

Teen apparently tweets from smart fridge after mom bans electronics How cool is this kid? A teenage Ariana Grande superfan with tens of thousands of Twitter followers had all of her electronics confiscated by her mother — so she turned to an Internet-connected “smart fridge” to send her notes. The girl, who tweets Gr...
2019-08-16 21:15

Andrew Luck's "Small Little Bone" Injury Is Apparently On The Move The saga of Andrew Luck’s strained calf has reached the point where it’s time to worry whether anyone knows just what the hell is going on. Colts owner Jim Irsay identified a “small little bone” in Luck’s left leg as the source of the quarterback’s o...
2019-08-14 03:15

Elvis Presley ain't nothing but a hound dog (and a superspy, apparently) in new animated series Here’s an odd one: Sony Pictures has teamed up with Priscilla Presley and John Eddie for Agent King, an adult animated comedy where Elvis is both Elvis and a superspy with a jetpack. We have no idea who asked for this, but there’s hope: Mike Arnold, ...
2019-08-16 23:00

China-Owned Tanker Changes Name Apparently To Evade US Sanctions: Report While in the Indian Ocean heading toward the Strait of Malacca, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Pacific Bravo went dark on June 5, shutting off the transponder that signals its position and......
2019-08-17 16:15

Daily on Energy: ‘That is so hypocritical’ — Rick Perry vs. Jay Inslee on natural gas Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what's going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $1.00 an issue!...
2019-06-03 18:45

This is CNN? Network apparently recently glorified ICE detention center attacker The self-proclaimed Antifa militant who was killed Saturday by Washington state police as he attacked a local Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center was apparently glorified in a recent CNN original program....
2019-07-15 19:30

Brandon Maxwell, Rick Owens take top CFDA fashion awards NEW YORK (AP) — Designers Brandon Maxwell and Rick Owens have taken top honors at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. A slew of fashion luminaries and celebrities were on hand at the Brooklyn Museum Monday evening for the glitt...
2019-06-04 06:30

Rick and Morty Season 4 Guest Stars Announced, to Be More Serialised Rick and Morty creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon have announced four guest stars for the upcoming fourth season, which they say will also be more serialised than before. Also, future seasons of......
2019-07-18 08:30

Inside Queen Elizabeth’s handbag and how she apparently uses it to send signals Queen Elizabeth II sported one of her beloved handbags — which is rumored to send secret signals to her staff — when she met President Trump on Monday prior to a lavish state banquet. The accessory, from the London designer Launer, is one of more tha...
2019-06-04 07:45

Michael Flynn and Rick Gates Subpoenaed to Testify by House Committee The subpoenas are tied to the Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russia’s attempts to influence U.S. politics and whether foreign interests could influence Mr. Trump, his family or associates....
2019-06-13 15:45

House intelligence committee subpoenas Michael Flynn, Rick Gates The House intelligence committee said Thursday it's issued two more subpoenas, seeking testimony and records from former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign official Rick Gates....
2019-06-13 17:45

Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren are apparently back in Fast And Furious 9 It’s time for another update from the set of Fast And Furious 9 from Vin Diesel, just a few weeks after he, Tyrese Gibson, and Michelle Rodriguez put on a big show to let everyone know how much happier they are without a certain ex-wrestler hogging t...
2019-07-09 01:15

NASA’s TESS exoplanet hunter is apparently also good at spotting supernovas NASA’s TESS (which stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) is built to spot undetected planets orbiting distant stars. I mean, it’s right there in the name, so you can imagine it’s a rather specialized piece of equipment. ...
2019-07-18 09:30

NFL star Adrian Peterson made close to $100 million but apparently can't pay his debts The Washington Redskins running back is fighting creditors in court over a $5.2 million loan. Here's what the pros tend to get wrong about managing their finances....
2019-07-31 18:45

Chip, Dale, your whole damn childhood apparently coming to the DuckTales reboot Real quick, let’s get this out of the way up top: How the fuck did the universe conspire to somehow get us to write not just one, but two separate Newswire stories about Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers in the summer of 20-goddamn-19? Are we trapped in...
2019-07-20 10:45

Rick Springfield cancels Dominican Republic concert 'in an abundance of caution' Rick Springfield has canceled his upcoming concert in the Dominican Republic "in an abundance of caution" and "well-being" for his fans, band and crew. ...
2019-07-02 06:00

CNBC's full interview with Sec. Rick Perry on rising tensions with Iran Energy Secretary Rick Perry joins CNBC's "Power Lunch" team to talk about oil markets amid brewing turmoil in the Middle East after tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman....
2019-06-14 21:45

Energy Secretary Rick Perry: US modernizing nuclear arsenal 'as we speak' Energy Secretary Rick Perry called the American nuclear arsenal the most developed and modern in the world, during an interview Monday with Fox News....
2019-07-23 03:45

Apparently Dave Bautista doesn't need 2 action comedies in a single year The Guardians Of The Galaxy series has allowed Dave Bautista to transition into a pretty solid career as a both a funny guy in action movies and an action guy in funny movies, but apparently there’s only so much of that attitude that the movie-going ...
2019-07-11 23:45

Rick Fox Accuses Fellow Esports Organization Investor Of Trying To 'Engineer A Firesale' In a new interview with The Richard Lewis Show, Rick Fox accused fellow Team Echo Fox investor Amit Raizada of being a “bully,” “self-dealing,” and holding the company “hostage.”...
2019-07-31 19:30

Energy Secretary Rick Perry talks LNG exports, climate change, and more Energy Secretary Rick Perry joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the state of global energy including LNG exports, the nuclear technology available around the world, the climate change debate and more....
2019-08-01 02:30

'Bachelorette' star Hannah Brown apparently joining 'Dancing with the Stars' Fresh off her highly-publicized breakups, former "Bachelorette" star Hannah Brown apparently is embarking on a new adventure — joining "Dancing with the Stars."...
2019-08-21 04:00

Marvel apparently rejected an Art Spiegelman essay about fascism because of a Trump reference In an essay for The Guardian that went up this weekend, Maus creator Art Spiegelman dives into the so-called golden age of comics that occurred (depending on who you ask) at some point between the late-1930s and the mid-1950s, with him specifically f...
2019-08-19 07:00

Terry McAuliffe's 'Definitive Account' of Charlottesville Is Apparently Filled With Errors Terry McAuliffe’s new book, “Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism,” touts itself as “the definitive account of an infamous chapter in our history.” But according to The Daily Progress, a newspaper covering the Charlottesvi...
2019-08-12 09:00

Teenage Engineering reveals pocket-sized 'Rick and Morty' synth From launching a record label to helping Panic with its crank-operated handheld game system, Teenage Engineering has had a busy spring. The company has at least one more project in the works. It's teaming up with Rick and Morty co-producer Justi...
2019-05-28 20:30

Prince William apparently calls Princess Charlotte this 'sweet' nickname How sweet! Prince William appeared to call his middle child, Princess Charlotte, by an adoring nickname during the royal family’s recent visit to the Chelsea Flower Show in London. William and wife Kate Middleton took their three children to explore ...
2019-05-22 21:45

Philly Is the City of Brotherly Love Unless Your Brother Drives an Orange Car Apparently Now, I know nothing here is close to the sorts of discrimination people suffer every day based on their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or whatever, but this is still absolutely maddening and completely inane. Here’s the deal: there’s a m...
2019-06-08 00:15

Customers Being Wrongly Detained for 'Stolen' Rental Cars Is Apparently a Thing Quite a few of you probably have plans to travel and rent cars this summer, so listen up: There have been various cases where rental car companies like Hertz have mistakenly reported their cars as missing and then getting unsuspecting customers arres...
2019-05-24 23:15

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's phone seized in Flint water probe Authorities investigating Flint's water crisis have seized from storage the state-owned mobile devices of former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and 65 other current or former officials....
2019-06-04 01:30

College scammer Rick Singer lied about serving on admissions committees Not only did he fabricate the credentials of college applicants — he faked his own, too. College admissions guru William “Rick” Singer was a con man so brazen that he lied under oath about serving on admissions committees at a handful of schools, acc...
2019-05-28 00:15

Nintendo Is Apparently Giving New Switch Owners a Free Upgrade to Version 2 Is there anything worse than buying something only to see the company release a new and improved version just a few weeks later? Nintendo feels your pain, and if you purchased a Switch, the original version, after July 17, the company will let you sw...
2019-08-17 18:45

Showtime’s Extremely Authorized Rick Rubin Docuseries Shangri-La Is Flawed But Sublime You don’t have to be a rap snob to appreciate Rick Rubin, the super producer and Beastie Boys impresario who dreamed up the game-changing Def Jam label as an NYU undergrad in the mid-1980s. Along with shepherding such hip-hop pioneers as Public...
2019-07-09 20:30

2019 CFDA Awards winners: Brandon Maxwell, Rick Owens take top honors Maxwell and Owens took top honors at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards Monday night.        ...
2019-06-04 15:15

Rick Pitino driven crazy by Greek fans smoking at games: ‘Awful’ ATHENS, Greece — Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino has criticized fans of the Greek club for smoking and lighting flares during games, saying they are showing a lack of respect for the players. “It’s extremely self-centered and selfish of p...
2019-05-31 00:15

Bill Clinton apparently pitched Succession storylines to the show's Nicholas Braun There’s not a weak cast member on HBO’s excellent Succession, but the very tall Nicholas Braun made an indelible impression as Cousin Greg, a bumbling, aimless twentysomething who latches onto the wealth and power of his distant relatives. Braun swun...
2019-08-02 21:00

South Korean Overwatch League Broadcast Apparently Omits Pride Day Festivities If you tuned into the Overwatch League’s Friday games, you probably saw dozens of esports fans decked out in rainbow garb or flashing LGBTQ-themed signs as soon as the camera turned their way. It was Pride Day for the Overwatch League—a day that Over...
2019-06-10 23:15

Rick Steves' guide to driving in Europe: Conquer your fear of the roundabout Public transportation in Europe is great but sometimes, a rental car is the best – and, sometimes, only – way to get off the beaten path.       ...
2019-06-11 18:15

Anal beads, "Wesley Sniper," and other horrors to expect from Rick And Morty's fifth season Yes, the Rick And Morty writers’ room is as chaotic as you might think, a maelstrom of Post-It notes emblazoned with shit both horrific and hilarious. Co-creator Dan Harmon proved as much in a pair of new Instagram posts that find him and co-writer R...
2019-05-28 20:00

Rick Perry: Democrats living 'in a fantasy world' with climate change rhetoric Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday that Democrats are living in a "fantasy world" when it comes to their climate change rhetoric and accused them of twisting the truth to help bolster their political talking points. ...
2019-08-13 21:45

Apparently, Replicating the Star Wars Wipe in Jedi: Fallen Order Was a Nightmare Developing a complicated, high-tech action game with robust physics, stunning graphics, and a lore-accurate Star Wars story? Oh, that’s tricky, but doable. Getting those wipe transitions correct? Dear Lord. Read more......
2019-06-10 02:15

Rick Pitino blasts Greek fans for smoking, shooting flares during games: 'It's nonsense' Basketball coach Rick Pitino on Wednesday slammed Greek fans for smoking and lighting flares during games, saying they are disrespecting the players....
2019-05-31 19:45

Lakers GM Rob Pelinka Apparently Made Up A Bizarre Story About Kobe Bryant And Heath Ledger I know we already wrote about ESPN’s delightfully detailed account of the Lakers’ deep-seated institutional rot, but this phony story GM Rob Pelinka invented about Kobe Bryant and Heath Ledger is too good not to call specific attention to....
2019-05-29 01:15

Rick Steves: Slovakia’s capital is the fastest-changing city in Europe (in a good way) Bratislava's compact old town bursts with colorfully restored facades, lively outdoor cafés and swanky boutiques.       ...
2019-07-03 05:45

Man Working on His Jeep Died After the Vehicle Apparently Fell Off Jacks During California Earthquake: Police A Nevada man working on his late-1940s Willys CJ-2A died after the vehicle fell off jacks during an earthquake earlier this month, local police believe. This may be the first reported casualty resulting from one of two major earthquakes that hit the ...
2019-07-11 01:15

When This Little Boy Was Being Bullied, His Parents Transferred Him To Another School Where They Apparently Thought Kids Would Magically Be Nicer For Some Reason While there’s nothing inherently wrong with indulging in a little wishful thinking, there’s a fine line between being optimistic and being delusional, and people often fail to realize when they’ve crossed that line. Point in case: When this little bo...
2019-06-18 20:30

After Flint water crisis, Harvard appointing ex-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder sparks backlash Many cite Flint water crisis in expressing outrage on social media at the former Michigan governor's appointment as senior research fellow at Harvard.        ...
2019-07-01 18:15

Daily on Energy: ‘Totally AWOL’ — Jay Inslee responds to Rick Perry’s ‘Freedom Gas’ slam Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what's going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $1.00 an issue!...
2019-06-04 23:45

Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard apparently 'funny as s--t,' likened to Vince Vaughn Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard is the NBA’s silent assassin. He says very few words and lets his talking be done on the basketball court instead of in front of the microphone....
2019-06-10 18:45

Tapas 101: Rick Steves' guide to eating adventurously, authentically and affordably in Spain Opt for tapas in Spain and you'll be rewarded with bite-size punches of flavor, a reasonable bill, and the unrelenting energy of the locals.       ...
2019-06-17 20:45

Rick Springfield cancels Dominican Republic performance amid travel safety concerns Rick Springfield pulled the plug on a show in the Dominican Republic for safety reasons after several U.S. tourists have died while vacationing there.       ...
2019-07-04 21:30

House Dems subpoena Corey Lewandowski, Rick Dearborn in ongoing Trump obstruction probe The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday subpoenaed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former top White House aide Rick Dearborn for details about their knowledge of potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.The sub...
2019-08-16 16:15

Boxing News at Five: Taylor wants Serrano or Persoon rematch next, Khan showing shades of Mayweather – apparently Katie Taylor has a couple of options in mind for later this year, and Clarence 'Bones' Adams is impressed by Amir Khan's work ethic The post Boxing News at Five: Taylor wants Serrano or Persoon rematch next, Khan showing shades of Mayweather – appare...
2019-07-10 19:15

Rick and Morty's Cast and Crew Shared Clips and a Teeny Bit of Season 4 News at Their SDCC Panel We’ve learned precious little about season four of Rick and Morty, other than its November premiere date, those two very recent image glimpses, and that its planning involved a hell of a lot of Post-It notes. But at yesterday’s San Diego Comic-Con pa...
2019-07-20 20:45

The Queen apparently favors Prince George and leaves presents at the foot of his bed when he visits the Buckingham Palace Ranald Mackechnie/Royal Mail/Getty Images A royal insider told the Daily Mail that the Queen apparently favors Prince George, who turns 6-years-old tomorrow, and leaves presents at the foot of his bed when he visits Buckingham Palace. George, who is...
2019-07-22 02:30

Report: Rick Fox's Esports Organization Plans To Sell League Of Legends Slot To Rams, Arsenal Owner Former LA Laker Rick Fox’s esports organization Team Echo Fox plans to sell its slot in the North American League of Legends Championship Series to Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke, according to a new report by ESPN....
2019-07-24 04:30

The rise of Rick Singer: How the mastermind of college admissions scandal built an empire on lies, exploited a broken system By the time Rick Singer began bribing college coaches and test proctors, he had been lying about his own resume and business dealings for years.        ...
2019-06-19 20:00

Daily on Energy: Rick Perry takes energy battle with Russia to the frontlines of Kiev Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what's going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $1.00 an issue!...
2019-05-23 20:30

The Rangers Are Apparently Keen To Sign Artemi Panarin's Twin Brother, "Lefty" Panarin Artemi Panarin is the hottest forward on the free agent market. The 27-year-old is such a vibrant scorer that the Blue Jackets forewent the sizable trade bounty he would have pulled in at the deadline, even knowing he was on his way out this summer, ...
2019-06-28 18:15

Rick Pitino calls fans 'self-centered and selfish' for smoking at games in Greece Rick Pitino took over at Panathinaikos last December after leaving Louisville, and has also been frustrated bad behavior of fans, including smoking        ...
2019-05-30 23:15

Apple has apparently decided to make Apple TV+ the anti-Netflix So many times in tech and even general business journalism, the tendency is to pit a new thing against its closest rival. To measure everything as a kind of tit-for-tat, binary comparison in which one company, product or service wins, and the other d...
2019-07-01 20:30

Disney executives apparently worried Jojo Rabbit's anti-Nazi message is too edgy for Disney fans Thanks to the massive success of Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi has become a beloved entity at Marvel, which recently signed the filmmaker to direct the follow-up, Thor: Love And Thunder. Waititi’s next film, however, has reportedly become something o...
2019-08-13 19:15

Cryptocurrency 101: What every business needs to know There’s promise and peril in the still-evolving world of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether. Here's everything individuals and businesses need to know about the basics of wallets, exchanges, and the next directions in this expanding ecosystem...
2019-06-18 23:45

Cryptocurrency Derivatives Face U.K. Ban A British regulator proposed a ban on selling derivatives based on bitcoin and other digital currencies to individual investors, calling these products “unsuitable investments” for nonprofessionals....
2019-07-05 09:15

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook's Upcoming Cryptocurrency In case you hadn’t heard, Facebook’s working on a cryptocurrency. There have been plenty of rumors floating around on the secretive project, codenamed Libra, for a while now, but this week we saw the floodgates open with reports of a likely official ...
2019-06-08 10:45

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
2019-06-14 00:15

You can now buy shares in this brewery using cryptocurrency Paying for coffee with Bitcoin is a common trope in the cryptocurrency industry, but what about beer? More specifically, what about buying shares of a beer company with Bitcoin? The edgy Scotland-based brewery BrewDog announced yesterday that it’s ex...
2019-07-05 15:30

FCA proposes ban on cryptocurrency products Financial Conduct Authority says crypto-assets are ill-suited to small investors and very volatileThe UK’s markets regulator has proposed a ban on financial instruments linked to digital cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, warning that such products co...
2019-07-04 02:45

What is Libra? All you need to know about Facebook's new cryptocurrency Facebook claims it wants to reach people without access to a bank account, and that Libra is the best wayOn Tuesday, Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra that will roll out for use in 2020 and allow the platform’s billions of users acro...
2019-06-18 16:00

'I love the University of Louisville': Rick Pitino says he'd return to the city In his first television interview in the U.S. since returning from coaching in Greece, Rick Pitino says he'd return to the city of Louisville.       ...
2019-08-14 22:45

Tech Tips: Cryptocurrency Business One major tech giant is trying to get into the cryptocurrency business, News 4 Tucson’s Quincey Hobbs takes a closer look on how it works. Learn more in the video below....
2019-07-06 06:30

Libras unhappy with name for new Facebook cryptocurrency Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency won't be seen until next year, but an unusual chorus of criticism is already being heard -- specifically, from persons born between Sept. 23 and Oct. 23....
2019-06-19 21:45

What’s a cryptocurrency exit scam and how do I spot one? Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and info to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Google ‘cryptocurrency’ and the likelihood is you’ll see ‘exit scam’ somewhere in the results. But, what ar...
2019-07-17 01:45

Facebook set for grilling on Libra cryptocurrency Facebook is set to face further scrutiny on its ambitions to launch a cryptocurrency after "very serious concerns" were raised by senior US government members.The company is set to be questioned by the US Senate Banking Committee over its Libra crypt...
2019-07-17 00:15

Mastercard is assembling its own cryptocurrency team Big payment companies face revolutionary pressures from the development of digital money. Mastercard, which is partnered with Facebook on its Libra cryptocurrency announced in June, is now putting together its own cryptocurrency team. “Do you have th...
2019-08-18 23:00

Nonprofits using cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela — Andreina Cordero started the year skipping meals so her three kids could eat. Her husband, a construction worker, was out of a job. And the family’s savings had been devastated by the nation’s hyperinflation, lim...
2019-05-23 01:15

AT&T is the first major US wireless carrier to let you pay via cryptocurrency If you’re an AT&T mobile customer, and you have some extra bitcoin lying around that you’re not doing anything with, you can now use it to pay your phone bill. AT&T just became the first big US wireless carrier to announce that its custom...
2019-05-25 02:45

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra has nothing to do with Bitcoin Facebook's Libra is not a cryptocurrency and won't offer the kinds of protections that Bitcoin does. It's a way for Facebook to track what you buy.Read More...
2019-07-05 01:30

The Cryptocurrency That's Leading the Pack in 2019 Our Cryptocurrency analysis showed subscribers a bullish Elliott Wave trade set-up on Cardano's price chart, namely: A third wave. See it for yourself....
2019-05-22 04:15

Government Cryptocurrency Cop Heads to Law Firm The former government lawyer who managed Washington’s crackdown on cryptocurrency fraud is joining Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, a white-shoe law firm whose clients include some of Wall Street’s biggest banks and stock exchanges....
2019-08-21 00:30

Why (Almost) Everybody Hates Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra Facebook Inc. says its mission is to “bring the world closer together.” Its plans to launch a digital currency called Libra have succeeded in uniting central bankers and financial regulators from around the globe, along with U.S. President Donald Tru...
2019-07-16 12:15

Facebook's cryptocurrency may debut this month Facebook's long-rumored cryptocurrency may be on the cusp of launching, and with a few twists to boot. The Information sources say the digital money is expected to premiere later in June. The social network is reportedly planning a big push th...
2019-06-06 03:45

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency, Libra, Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
2019-06-14 05:00

Facebook reveals new Libra cryptocurrency Facebook has finally taken the wraps off its long-awaited cryptocurrency.The social media giant has revealed that it will be launching the new Libra cryptocurrency as part of its blockchain-powered Calibra digital wallet, coming to Messenger and What...
2019-06-18 19:30

Facebook to launch cryptocurrency for FB users Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency for its 2 billion-plus users worldwide. The currency, called Libra, could drive more e-commerce and boost ads on its platforms, but also raise privacy concerns. (June 18) &...
2019-06-19 04:45

Government Panel Recommends Ban On Cryptocurrency The panel was set up in 2017 by the then finance minister, Arun Jaitley, after reports of extensive money laundering with the use of digital currencies...
2019-07-22 22:01

Indian Panel Recommends Cryptocurrency Ban An Indian government panel has recommended banning all private cryptocurrencies and a jail term of up to 10 years and heavy fines for anyone dealing in digital currencies....
2019-07-23 08:15

Facebook could announce its own cryptocurrency next month Public interest in cryptocurrency could be set for a rebound as social media giant Facebook is planning to announce its own digital coin later this month according to a new report from The Information.Last year, the company appointed former PayPal ex...
2019-06-07 02:30

The FBI wants help from victims of QuadrigaCX's cryptocurrency collapse Remember that wild cryptocurrency story from earlier this year? The one where a Canadian exchange shut down shortly after co-founder and CEO Gerald Cotten died, claiming he was the only one who could access its wallets. Wallets that should've st...
2019-06-05 15:30

Bitcoin 101: Your essential guide to cryptocurrency Thomson ReutersBitcoin is everywhere. The cryptocurrency is seemingly in the news every day as investors and businesses try to understand the future of this digital finance. But what is Bitcoin all about?See the rest of the story at Business InsiderS...
2019-08-05 01:15

It sure looks like Apple is gearing up for more cryptocurrency apps At this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) the company is set to announce the release of “CryptoKit;” a cryptography-oriented tool kit for Apple developers. While the iPhone-maker avoids mentioning the magical words ‘blockchain’ and ...
2019-06-05 18:15

The Morning After: Facebook is launching its own cryptocurrency Happy Wednesday to you. If you're a Firefox user, update your browser. We'll wait. If you're into crypto, read up on Facebook's own take on digital currency (and explain it to me if you could). If you're into Quidditch and hi...
2019-06-19 20:00

India isn’t keen on Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Facebook’s new digital currency Libra has received an early jolt from the Indian government. The authorities in Asia’s third-largest economy are no more keen on the social media giant’s project than any cryptocurrency that came before it. “Design of ...
2019-07-08 22:30

Facebook co-founder warns against Libra cryptocurrency Chris Hughes says firms involved such as Paypal and Mastercard will wield too much powerOne of Facebook’s co-founders has warned that the social network’s plans for a digital currency called Libra could allow corporations involved in the scheme to wi...
2019-06-21 17:15

Goldman Sachs might launch its own ‘cryptocurrency’ – just like JP Morgan American banking giant Goldman Sachs might be following in the footsteps of its competitor JP Morgan. The bank is considering launching its own cryptocurrency. In an interview with French financial newspaper Les Echos today, Goldman Sachs CEO David S...
2019-06-28 16:45

Facebook's Cryptocurrency "Libra" Will Be Launched In 2020 Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments....
2019-06-18 14:45

Facebook takes aim at e-commerce with Libra cryptocurrency Facebook plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments....
2019-06-18 16:45

Cryptocurrency scammers conned Australians out of $14.8M in just 7 months Cryptocurrency investment scams in Australia cost victims a record $14.76 million between January and July this year. That’s according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The commission states that many of these fraudulent o...
2019-08-13 18:45

Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency next year Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday officially announced it will launch its own cryptocurrency, in a move some analysts believe could bring others like bitcoin more in the mainstream....
2019-06-18 13:15

Nonprofits turn to cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans Over the past decade, cryptocurrencies like EOS and bitcoin have become popular among investors looking to make large profits from a new and anonymous form of storing wealth....
2019-05-22 16:15

Steer Clear of Libra Cryptocurrency Scams Libra hasn’t even officially debuted on Facebook yet, but the highly anticipated cryptocurrency has already gotten a ton of interests—from scammers. In fact, it’s hard to tell who is more interested in Libra at this point: those looking to make a qui...
2019-07-23 20:01

Judge allows suit against AT&T after $24 million cryptocurrency theft Enlarge / An AT&T store in New Jersey. (credit: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) When Michael Terpin's smartphone suddenly stopped working in June 2017, he knew it wasn't a good sign. He called his cellular provider, AT&...
2019-07-23 21:30

New cryptocurrency mining malware is spreading across Thailand and the US With the infamous cryptocurrency mining script Coinhive now offline, you’d be forgiven for thinking crypto-jacking was a thing of the past. Sadly though, security researchers have uncovered a new malware family that’s attacking hardware to get it to ...
2019-06-04 19:30

Donald Trump is 'not a fan' of cryptocurrency, Facebook Libra Just hours after a "social media summit," the president's Twitter account posted a thread aimed at, of all things, cryptocurrency. After starting off by claiming he's "not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, an...
2019-07-12 06:15

Cuba’s government is considering using cryptocurrency to bypass US sanctions Cuba‘s government is eyeing the potential use of cryptocurrency to boost its economy. The proposal forms part of a series of measures seeking to improve the country’s deepening criss exacerbated by US sanctions. The new measures were announced this w...
2019-07-03 11:15

Regulators Have Doubts About Facebook Cryptocurrency. So Do Its Partners. The social media company said it had signed 27 partners to its Libra project. But executives at some of those companies said they were approaching it warily....
2019-06-27 19:30

Fed, Congress Promise Scrutiny of Facebook Cryptocurrency The social network began to learn how Washington will check its push into digital currencies, with leaders of the Federal Reserve and an influential Senate committee saying they will scrutinize its rollout....
2019-06-20 02:45

Bitcoin takes hit as lawmakers rip Facebook’s cryptocurrency The price of bitcoin plunged 10 percent on Tuesday after Facebook’s own digital currency project faced another drubbing — this time by lawmakers. A Facebook executive in charge of the planned digital coin, known as Libra, received a harsh reception T...
2019-07-17 09:30

Facebook reportedly launching new cryptocurrency in June Facebook is expected to announce its digital currency at some point this month, as the social network company has found outside backers that will help strengthen the trust in its upcoming cryptocurrency, The Information reports.The report mentions t...
2019-06-09 02:45

Facebook's cryptocurrency plan is taking shape The world's biggest social network has indicated that it wants to move into the payments industry by launching its own cryptocurrency next year. DW looks at what's behind Facebook's not-so-cryptic plan....
2019-06-18 17:45

Facebook Pressed on Protections for Cryptocurrency Users House lawmakers questioned Facebook about how its cryptocurrency should be regulated and its plans to protect users, underscoring the political hurdles facing the company as it seeks to issue the digital cash called Libra....
2019-07-18 01:15

Australia: Cryptocurrency unlikely for retail payments, Facebook or not The world is still processing the specifics of Facebook‘s Libra digital currency, but even the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has realized it’s set to rub cryptocurrency purists the wrong way. In a whopping 5,800-word paper published earlier today, ...
2019-06-20 13:45

Libra cryptocurrency will increase financial inclusion The Libra Association, created in part by Facebook to launch a digital currency, is not in tension with regulatory oversight, writes Dante Disparte.       ...
2019-07-04 06:00

5 charged in connection with $2.7M Australian cryptocurrency scam Australian police have charged five people in connection with a protracted cold call cryptocurrency investment scam that tricked more than 100 victims into losing $2.7 million. The scam, which operated from Australia‘s Gold Coast, was busted as part ...
2019-08-08 15:00

Mnuchin joins chorus against Facebook cryptocurrency Facebook’s cryptocurrency plan has finally found a place where it isn’t controversial — because everybody in Washington seems to hate it. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday became the latest to blast “Libra,” the digital currency the social ...
2019-07-16 04:45

Brave now lets you tip people on Twitter with cryptocurrency You can now tip your favorite Twitter users directly with cryptocurrency with the latest build of the Chromium-based open source browser Brave. The latest Nightly build of Brave will let users send digital tokens as a tip to tweeters of their choosin...
2019-05-24 22:30

G7 nations to act against Facebook's 'Libra' cryptocurrency plan Facebook's plan to introduce its own cryptocurrency has come under sharp criticism from many countries. The social media giant announced in June that it would roll out a new digital currency, called Libra, from 2020....
2019-07-18 03:15

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Despite Privacy Concerns As it continues to explore new business models that may work in a world focused on privacy rather than broadly sharing data online, Facebook on Tuesday revealed plans for its own global digital currency, Libra, which aims to allow users to make purch...
2019-06-19 02:45

Facebook faces privacy hurdles in cryptocurrency Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency. One technology expert believes they must first 'convince people to trust' them with their personal information in order for it to succeed. (June 18)   ...
2019-06-19 03:15

PwC has a new cryptocurrency auditing tool… and actually, it sounds alright One of the Big Four financial auditing and business services firms, PwC, wants to lend a hand to cryptocurrency businesses and help them keep track of their blockchain transactions. In an announcement released yesterday, PwC says the addition will be...
2019-06-20 22:00

Tomi Lahren slams NFL's partnership with Jay-Z: 'Apparently the league doesn't hate America enough' The NFL and Jay-Z's entertainment and sports representation company Roc Nation are teaming up for events and activism. Tomi Lahren is not happy.        ...
2019-08-14 15:45

Moonday Mornings: Apple says no to cryptocurrency, Mastercard says yes to blockchain Good morning! It’s the first day of a new week so you know what that means. It’s time for Hard Fork’s wrap-up of the weekend’s top cryptocurrency and blockchain headlines. Take a look. 1. Owners of Apple’s hotly anticipated credit card will not be ab...
2019-08-05 13:15

Fugitive U.S. tech guru: Cryptocurrency is next Cuban revolution On the run from U.S. tax authorities, tech guru John McAfee puffs a cigar aboard his towering white yacht in a Havana harbor and says he can help Cuba evade the U.S. government too - by launching a cryptocurrency that defeats a U.S. trade embargo....
2019-07-05 23:30

Facebook cryptocurrency Libra skewered on Capitol Hill Facebook has pitched the cryptocurrency as a way to bridge a gap in the financial system for those who lack access to traditional banking. But regulators around the world and U.S. lawmakers have questioned the plan....
2019-07-16 18:30

Federal Reserve already concerned over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra hasn’t been launched yet, but it’s already giving the Federal Reserve a headache. “Libra raises serious concerns regarding privacy, money laundering, consumer protection, financial stability,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powel...
2019-07-11 14:45

U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers quizzed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
2019-07-17 18:01

Democrats call on Facebook to abandon Libra cryptocurrency Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), chair of the House Financial Services Committee, compared Facebook to scandal-plagued Wells Fargo and said the tech giant shouldn't be allowed to proceed....
2019-07-17 22:15

Venezuelans go after diamond-backed cryptocurrency Ponzi with $30M lawsuit A group of Venezuelans that moved to the US to “start a new life” are suing a $30 million cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme that allegedly backed its coins with real diamonds. On Friday last week, a group of Venezuelans submitted a lawsuit claiming they we...
2019-07-16 13:15

U.S. senators: Facebook should not be trusted with ‘crazy’ cryptocurrency plan Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Facebook's track record of as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency.Read More...
2019-07-17 06:45

Mnuchin says Facebook cryptocurrency needs safeguards against money laundering U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday voiced serious concern that Facebook Inc's proposed Libra cryptocurrency could be misused for money laundering, adding to the growing regulatory skepticism of the social media company's digital asset p...
2019-07-16 09:15

Facebook Faces Bipartisan Resistance to Cryptocurrency Plans U.S. officials ranging from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a Republican, to Rep. Maxine Waters, the Democratic chairwoman of a powerful House committee, came out swinging against Facebook’s Libra project....
2019-07-15 22:30

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin to give briefing on cryptocurrency on Monday U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will give a briefing on cryptocurrency at 2:00 pm ET (1800 GMT) on Monday from the White House briefing room, a White House official said....
2019-07-15 21:00

UK drafts collaborative plan to crack down on cryptocurrency crime The UK government is seeking to crack down on the use of crypto assets for money laundering or other illicit activities. To do so, the government has published the Economic Crime Plan, agreed between the Chancellor Philip Hammond, Home Secretary Saji...
2019-07-15 17:30

$32m stolen from Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange in latest hack Bitpoint suspends services after apparent theft of virtual monies including bitcoinA cryptocurrency exchange in Tokyo has halted services after it lost $32m (£25m) in the latest apparent hack on volatile virtual monies.Remixpoint, which runs the Bitp...
2019-07-12 15:00

Facebook should not be trusted with 'crazy' cryptocurrency plan: senators Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Tuesday that Facebook Inc's track record of what they described as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency, labeling the plan "delusional" and "crazy" at a Senate hearin...
2019-07-16 21:45

55,000 cryptocurrency users affected in Bitpoint’s $28 million hack Embattled cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has revealed that roughly half of its 110,000 users were affected by last week’s $3.02 billion yen ($28 million) hack, reports The Mainchi. Speaking at a Tokyo press conference, Bitpoint president Genki Oda ...
2019-07-17 01:45

Monero security flaw could’ve seen XMR stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges Privacy-focused altcoin Monero has suddenly disclosed nine security vulnerabilities — including one that could have allowed hackers to steal XMR from cryptocurrency exchanges. Until March, rogue Monero miners were hypothetically able to create “speci...
2019-07-04 17:45

Cryptocurrency Exchange Koinex Shuts Operations: 10 Things To Know Cryptocurrency exchange Koinex on Thursday announced its decision to shut down all of its digital assets exchange services and operations. In a series of posts on microblogging site Twitter, Koinex......
2019-06-27 21:01

Senate panel schedules a hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency It didn't even take 48 hours after Facebook announced its cryptocurrency scheme for the government to raise an eyebrow. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters called for Facebook to halt development, and now the Senate Commi...
2019-06-20 12:15

Facebook Unveils Plans For Global Cryptocurrency 'Libra' Facebook and some two dozen partners on Tuesday released a prototype of a cryptocurrency called Libra, whose rollout as global digital money is expected next year....
2019-06-19 18:30

Blockchain startup hacked itself to ‘save’ $13M of its users’ cryptocurrency A blockchain startup hacked its users’ wallets to save $13 million in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency from being stolen, ZDNet reports. Security researchers advised the Komodo Platform of a ‘backdoor‘ in Agama, one of its older wallet apps, that wou...
2019-06-06 21:30

Facebook will reportedly launch cryptocurrency 'GlobalCoin' in 2020 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Facebook is reportedly developing a digital payments system that will be rolled out in several countries by the first quarter of 2020. The BBC reported the company has been holding meetings with trading firms and officia...
2019-05-26 02:30

Hackers hid malware in a fake trading app to steal your cryptocurrency Security researchers have uncovered a knock-off cryptocurrency trading website designed to steal the funds of unwitting victims. Cybercriminals have created a website that imitates the Cryptohopper cryptocurrency trading platform to distribute malwar...
2019-06-06 21:30

Yet another cryptocurrency mining botnet caught targeting China It seems we can’t go more than a week without news of a new cryptocurrency mining malware or botnet being discovered. This time, security researchers have uncovered another Monero mining botnet that’s targeting China. One of Trend Micro’s security sy...
2019-06-13 18:15

U.S. video streaming app YouNow files cryptocurrency offering with SEC U.S. live video streaming company YouNow on Wednesday filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a public offering circular to distribute its own digital currency called Props....
2019-06-19 21:15

Facebook's Calibra cryptocurrency wallet launches in 2020 After months of rumors and speculation, Facebook is finally making its cryptocurrency efforts official. This is Calibra, a digital wallet that will use a new cryptocurrency called Libra. Calibra, which is now a subsidiary of Facebook, is designed to....
2019-06-18 14:30

Facebook Unveils Libra, Cryptocurrency Rival to Bitcoin Facebook formally announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, promising a secure blockchain-based payment system backed by hard assets and designed for mainstream users....
2019-06-18 13:15

France creating G7 cryptocurrency taskforce, says central banker France will set up a G7 taskforce on "stable coin" projects, including Facebook's planned Libra cryptocurrency, that will be led by European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure, France's central bank Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on F...
2019-06-21 10:30

Facebook's cryptocurrency-based payments system gets big backers: WSJ Facebook Inc has enlisted more than a dozen companies including Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc, PayPal Holdings Inc and Uber Technologies Inc to back its new cryptocurrency, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday....
2019-06-14 02:15

WSJ: Facebook's cryptocurrency finds backing from PayPal and Uber Facebook has secured some pretty big backers for Project Libra, according to The Wall Street Journal. PayPal, Uber, Visa and Mastercard are reportedly investing around $10 million each in the social network's cryptocurrency. Other investors incl...
2019-06-14 10:45

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, with lofty goals Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments....
2019-06-18 11:15

State TV: Iran closes down 2 cryptocurrency mining farms TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV is reporting that authorities have shut down two cryptocurrency mining operations in the central part of the country. The Thursday report said the mining “farms” had 1,000 machines that were consu...
2019-06-27 21:30

Facebook reportedly courting help from Winklevoss twins for its cryptocurrency As Facebook continues to poke around at the possibility of creating its own digital currency, it's created the possibility for the unlikeliest of reunions. According to the Financial Times, the social networking giant has held talks with the Win...
2019-05-24 23:30

U.S. lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy...
2019-06-18 23:45

Bullish Brits lost $34M to cryptocurrency scams last year British investors lost £27 million ($34.38 million) to cryptocurrency scams over the last financial year, according to one of the UK’s financial regulators. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) reports that between April 1, 2018 and April 1, 2019 th...
2019-05-21 14:45

Congress Demands Facebook Put Brakes on Libra Cryptocurrency Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is off to a rocky start. After announcing Libra last month, U.S. lawmakers were none too thrilled given the social media giant’s dubious track record with privacy. Now, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services is...
2019-07-03 19:45

US lawmakers tell Facebook to halt the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency US lawmakers have asked Facebook to "immediately cease implementation plans" of its Libra cryptocurrency. Before it proceeds any further, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Democrat Maxine Waters, wants to examine risks around cyber secur...
2019-07-03 15:45

Facebook warned Libra cryptocurrency will come under close scrutiny UK financial regulator highlights concerns over consumer protection and privacy Facebook’s plans for a global cryptocurrency, Libra, will warrant close scrutiny by governments across the world, according to one of the UK’s most senior financial regul...
2019-07-03 11:00

Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency: How It Stacks Up to Bitcoin and PayPal In many ways, Libra appears to operate more like existing web-payment systems, such as PayPal, than bitcoin. Here’s how Facebook’s new system compares with systems already out there....
2019-06-28 21:15

55,000 Brazilians scammed out of $200M+ worth of fake cryptocurrency A Brazilian cryptocurrency crime cartel has been shut down after conning over 55,000 investors for over $200 million. The cartel ran an unlicensed financial institution without authorization from Brazil‘s Central Bank. The scammers claimed to offer c...
2019-05-22 15:30

Facebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' cryptocurrency in 2020 Mark Zuckerberg met governor of Bank of England last month to discuss decisionFacebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency in early 2020, allowing users to make digital payments in a dozen countries.The currency, dubbed GlobalCoin, would ena...
2019-05-24 12:30

Facebook cryptocurrency, life-saving smartphones and more: Tech Q&A Please help me solve a debate. I say my smart TV can get bit by malware and viruses. My buddy says I am a dope. Who’s right? A six-pack is riding on your answer!...
2019-06-30 15:30

Facebook cryptocurrency: dawn of the corporation-government | Ethan Lou If it gets the green light from regulators, Facebook is on its way to creating its own currency – a prospect that should alarm usFacebook’s cryptocurrency, officially unveiled Tuesday, heralds the rise of the corporation-government, potentially shapi...
2019-06-19 15:45

Australian retirees lose their $900,000 pension fund in cryptocurrency scam A retired couple in Australia have reportedly lost $900,000 to an elaborate cryptocurrency scam.  Mike and Karen Taylor were traveling around Australia in a camper van when they fell for the online scam. The cryptocurrency website they used looked le...
2019-07-19 22:15

Explainer: 'Stablecoins' in the spotlight as Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency The original cryptocurrency accounts for over half of the $285 billion global coin trading market. But that dominance is under threat, with a host of alternative digital coins emerging as developers race to build cryptocurrencies able to enter mains...
2019-06-18 20:30

Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency Despite skepticism and concern about Facebook’s reach, the company envisions an alternative financial system based on a new cryptocurrency called Libra....
2019-06-18 12:30

Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ is missing one thing: monetary policy Facebook has outlined the economics of its new Libra cryptocurrency, revealing it will create a secondary token intended specifically to pay dividends to early backers. It’s called the Libra Investment Token, and it will only be available to members ...
2019-06-18 13:15

Factbox: Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra Facebook Inc revealed plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra on Tuesday. It will be run by an association comprised of other corporate investors and non-profit members, with an expected launch in the first half of 2020....
2019-06-18 11:15

UPDATE 3-U.S. lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy...
2019-06-19 01:15

Warren Buffett's charity lunch with cryptocurrency entrepreneur postponed Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun has postponed his $4.57 million charity lunch with Warren Buffett due to ill health, according to a tweet from Sun's TRON Foundation....
2019-07-23 09:00

Japan to lead development of SWIFT network for cryptocurrency: source Japan's government is leading a global push to set up an international network for cryptocurrency payments, similar to the SWIFT network used by banks, in an effort to fight money laundering, a person familiar with the plan said on Thursday....
2019-07-18 10:30

Would you trust Facebook with your money? What Libra cryptocurrency means for users Facebook revealed it will launch a digital currency similar to Bitcoin, called Libra. Here's what that move might means for its users.       ...
2019-06-18 19:30

Crypto Twitter responds to the reality of Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Following months of speculation, Facebook finally confirmed the release of Libra next year. The tech giant also unveiled details about Calibra, its corresponding custodial digital wallet, but failed to provide specifics about its launch plans. Given ...
2019-06-18 17:30

Indian government ban on ‘non-sovereign’ cryptocurrency would see holders jailed for up to 10 years A government panel in India has issued a recommendation to ban all “cryptocurrencies created by non-sovereigns,” a step which could be applied to Bitcoin. “The Committee notes with serious concern mushrooming of cryptocurrencies almost invariably iss...
2019-07-22 20:15

Japan reportedly pushes 'international network for cryptocurrency payments' As governments around the world try to figure out how to deal with everything from Bitcoin to Facebook's Libra, Japan has usually been a step or two ahead in dealing with cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has been a legal form of payment there since 2017 ...
2019-07-18 12:45

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, sparking new privacy concerns Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns....
2019-06-18 20:30

Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance Digital currency will let billions of users make transactions but is raising privacy concernsFacebook has announced a digital currency called Libra that will allow its billions of users to make financial transactions across the globe, in a move that ...
2019-06-18 11:15

Facebook stock sees a pop as investors anticipate its cryptocurrency announcement Facebook is expected to announce a new cryptocurrency called Libra this week. Analysts anticipate it will open up new revenue streams outside advertising....
2019-06-18 02:15

German watchdog accuses CoinBene of unlicensed cryptocurrency trading Cryptocurrency trading platform CoinBene has been put under the microscope again following an announcement from one of Germany‘s top financial regulators. The Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) has issued a warning against the cr...
2019-05-29 15:15

Barclays ends partnership with cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase: sources Barclays is no longer providing banking services to major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, ending a relationship that started in March last year as the exchange expanded in Europe....
2019-08-14 18:45

Facebook to Start Testing 'GlobalCoin' Cryptocurrency This Year: Report The company plans to setup a digital payment system in more than 12 countries by the first quarter of 2020, and it looks to start testing in the later part of 2019....
2019-05-24 22:45

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange CGEX to shut down before its first birthday Malta-based CGEX, a cryptocurrency exchange launched by South Korea’s Coinone in October last year, will cease operating in a few weeks. An announcement posted last week specified that the exchange would cease operating on Sept. 18 at 2:50 UTC. Follo...
2019-08-19 23:00

5 bite-size Bitcoin factoids to beef up your cryptocurrency knowledge Bitcoin celebrated its 10th birthday earlier this year. The cryptocurrency is technological feat and while its inner workings are often difficult to understand, or explain, there are a few interesting facts every enthusiast should know. We’ve rounded...
2019-05-24 22:30

A beginner’s guide to cryptocurrency feuds for curious Bitcoin newbies Feuding happens in almost every industry and thanks to social media, normies like me can sit back and watch the juicy fights unfold. The world of cryptocurrency and blockchain is no exception, with many of its figureheads involved in serious squabble...
2019-08-17 01:45

Bitcoin Pizza Day: How a hungry Florida man made cryptocurrency history Nine years ago today, the first ever Bitcoin transaction for a consumer product took place after a Florida man spent 10,000 BTC on two pizzas. Since then, cryptocurrency enthusiasts across the globe have celebrated ‘Bitcoin Pizza Day,’ not because th...
2019-05-22 15:30

Game of Thrones’ Bronn becomes Master of VeganCoin cryptocurrency (we shit you not) Before you read this, beware there might be Game of Thrones spoilers in this piece. The actor that played one of the more Machiavellian characters in the HBO series, Game of Thrones, is joining the advisory board of a vegan lifestyle oriented cryptoc...
2019-05-21 19:15

Cryptocurrency firms renew push to break free from SEC rules Enlarge Many cryptocurrency startups and investors are unhappy with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s uncertain approach to the sector, saying the agency is killing innovation and driving companies from the US. Now the Canadian social media...
2019-06-01 13:15

UPDATE 1-U.S. charges ex-CEO of cryptocurrency company Longfin with $66 million fraud U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday the former chief executive of Longfin Corp has been indicted for engineering an accounting fraud that inflated the revenue of the now-defunct cryptocurrency company by more than $66 million....
2019-06-06 00:30

Texas regulator goes after cryptocurrency firm promising 900% returns in 2 weeks Regulators in Texas have filed a cease and desist order against a New York-based cryptocurrency business promising a 900-percent return on investment in just two weeks. Forex and Bitcoin Trader, which was advertising on Craiglist Dallas, reportedly d...
2019-08-09 17:30

Visa, Uber, and PayPal Are Reportedly Backing Facebook's Cryptocurrency After months of rumors, it appears a Facebook cryptocurrency is imminent. Reports last week said its planned launch is slated for June 18, and now it appears that the cryptocurrency, Libra, has some legit backers, according to the Wall Street Journal...
2019-06-14 22:30

UPDATE 6-U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted to safeguard the world financial system and consumers' data....
2019-07-17 22:45

Europol is developing a ‘game’ to teach officers how to trace cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency crime fighters are about to have a lot more fun after Europol has revealed its developing a game to help law enforcers learn how to trace and investigate illicit uses of digital currencies. Europol declared its intentions to help autho...
2019-06-14 14:15

North Korean cryptocurrency heists net estimated $2 billion: UN report North Korea earned as much as $2 billion dollars through large-scale cyber attacks to help fund its weapons programs, a United Nations panel alleges in a new report....
2019-08-06 14:15

CipherTrace: Cryptocurrency thefts, scams, and fraud could hit $4.3 billion in 2019 Cryptocurrency thefts, scams, and fraud could hit $4.3 billion in 2019, according to a report by cryptocurrency intelligence firm CipherTrace.Read More...
2019-08-13 12:15

Binance cryptocurrency exchange blackmailed over customer data 'hack' Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is being blackmailed by hackers that claim to have access to customer passport and identity documents. In a statement, Binance said that "an unidentified individual has threatened and harassed us, demanding 300 BTC in....
2019-08-07 15:00

Researchers uncover a new piece of RAT malware that targets cryptocurrency users Researchers at Zscaler ThreatLabZ have identified a new remote-access trojan (RAT) called Saefko, which retrieves Chrome browser history in a search for cryptocurrency-related activity The RAT, written in .NET and available for sale on the dark web, ...
2019-08-09 17:30

15 nations are reportedly banding together to monitor suspect cryptocurrency transfers Some 15 countries, including Australia and Singapore, are reportedly banding together to create a data collection and sharing system on individuals carrying out cryptocurrency transactions. According to Nikkei, the common goal would be to prevent fun...
2019-08-09 17:30

Cryptocurrency fraudsters beg courts to return their luxury items, judge says no Two cryptocurrency fraudsters in Canada are asking the courts to give their stuff back claiming the order to seize their assets had been granted improperly. The court isn’t buying it, and has dismissed their appeal, local news reports. Lisa Angela Ch...
2019-08-20 13:00

Japan to lead development of SWIFT network for cryptocurrency -source Japan's government is leading a global push to set up an international network for cryptocurrency payments, similar to the SWIFT network used by banks, in an effort to fight money laundering, a person familiar with the plan said on Thursday....
2019-07-18 05:15

Chia Network creates a $100,000 contest to bolster its cryptocurrency platform Chia Network is launching a $100,000 contest with prizes for developers who use its Proof of Space method to create a more efficient cryptocurrency.Read More...
2019-07-09 17:45

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency 'poses risks to global banking' Move could affect competition and data privacy, warns Bank for International SettlementsFacebook’s plan to operate its own digital currency poses risks to the international banking system that should trigger a speedy response from global policymakers...
2019-06-23 19:45

Alarming and unnecessary: Facebook’s new cryptocurrency must be resisted | Charles Arthur The tech giant has big ambitions for its digital currency Libra. Privacy and regulation are just the start of the problemsHave you heard about Facebook’s new “cryptocurrency”, called Libra? Its basic pitch boils down to “we messed up your privacy and...
2019-06-20 13:15

Messaging app Line is reportedly launching a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan soon Japanese messaging company Line Corp is reportedly gearing up to launch a cryptocurrency exchange, days after fellow tech giant Facebook announced the launch of Libra. According to Bloomberg, which cites people close to the matter, Line could receive...
2019-06-20 13:45

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency stirs criticism, privacy concerns US lawmakers have grilled Facebook on its ambitious plan to create a financial ecosystem based on a digital currency called Libra. The project is viewed with skepticism in many countries, including Germany....
2019-07-16 18:30

Facebook Libra chief testifies in Congress to explain cryptocurrency The head of Facebook's blockchain division will appear in Congress Tuesday for the first of two hearings about the social media network's plans to roll out a new digital financial system next year....
2019-07-16 13:30

Report: QuadrigaCX CEO used fake trades to misappropriate users’ cryptocurrency The Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX appears to have been playing with fire long before it collapsed – and took $134 million with it – earlier this year. According to the latest report from administrators, EY, QuadrigaCX had been operating...
2019-06-20 13:45

Trump and his ex-banker treasury secretary are really scared of Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrency) US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin is apparently super concerned about the impact Facebook‘s Libra “cryptocurrency” will have on national security, reports Bloomberg. In a White House briefing, Mnuchin mirrored president Trump‘s recently-found toug...
2019-07-16 13:15

European central bankers claim oversight over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Three European central bankers are claiming oversight over Facebook's planned virtual currency to ensure it will not jeopardize the financial system or be used to launder money....
2019-06-21 16:30

Facebook to testify its cryptocurrency will not go ahead without full government approval Facebook executive David Marcus says he agrees with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell that the Libra digital currency needs a patient and thorough review process....
2019-07-15 20:30

Japan cryptocurrency exchange loses $32 million of virtual money TOKYO — A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money. Tokyo-based Remixpoint, which runs the BITPoint exchange as well as travel, used car and energy businesses, ap...
2019-07-13 08:00

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency faces questions from international regulators Chair of Financial Stability Board says company’s plans could spark closer scrutiny of cryptocurrenciesFacebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is facing increasing skepticism from international regulators days after ambitious plans for it were unveiled by th...
2019-06-27 20:15

The White Paper by Satoshi Nakamoto review – the future of cryptocurrency Bitcoin was radical and utopian, a way to avoid both government and big business. What happened?Eight years ago, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal, which together make up more than 97% of the global market for payment services, cut off funding to WikiLeaks...
2019-06-27 20:15

President Trump takes aim at Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, saying it should be regulated Taking aim at Facebook's plans to launch a virtual currency, known as Libra, and a wallet, named Calibra, Trump said in a series of tweets that the currency would have "little standing or dependability."...
2019-07-12 05:45

Winkevoss twins consider joining Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ despite beef with Zuckerberg The Winklevoss brothers, co-founders of cryptocurrency exchange Gemini and renown for their well-documented legal battle with Facebook, are seemingly willing to ‘get into bed’ with the tech giant in an attempt to spread the adoption of digital curren...
2019-07-10 21:30

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency needs deep thought and detail: UK regulator Facebook's fledging cryptocurrency will raise questions for both society and government that need close examination, a senior official at Britain's financial watchdog said on Tuesday, in another sign that the planned project will face deep scrutiny....
2019-07-02 19:45

UPDATE 4-Facebook should not be trusted with 'crazy' cryptocurrency plan - U.S. senators Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Tuesday that Facebook Inc's track record of what they described as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency, labeling the plan "delusional" and "crazy" at a Senate hearin...
2019-07-16 22:15

Facebook faces more scrutiny from Congress over Libra cryptocurrency plan Facebook Inc faces more questioning by U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
2019-07-17 17:30

UPDATE 3-U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers quizzed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
2019-07-17 18:15

Crypto Briefing launches Simetri research for cryptocurrency investors  Crypto Briefing, an independent cryptocurrency review and news platform, is launching a subscription service dubbed Simetri for crypto investors.Read More...
2019-07-09 17:45

Facebook asked by lawmakers to pause Libra cryptocurrency project Congresswoman Maxine Waters asked Facebook to halt movement of its Libra project until hearings can be held to examine concerns, while French Finance Minister has called for tighter cryptocurrency regulation....
2019-06-19 06:15

REFILE-U.S. video streaming app YouNow files cryptocurrency offering with SEC U.S. live video streaming company YouNow on Wednesday filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a public offering circular to distribute its own digital currency called Props....
2019-06-20 01:45

FBI asks victims of bankrupt QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange to start snitching The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is stepping up its probe into defunct Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX. In an announcement yesterday, the FBI asked victims affected by the QuadrigaCX collapse to come forward and complete a questi...
2019-06-04 19:30

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces privacy concerns and political backlash Facebook announced a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns.Read More...
2019-06-19 05:45

Here are the executives leading Facebook's cryptocurrency project, reportedly coming this month There are now more than 100 people working on Facebook's blockchain project, and the company has job listings for more than 40 additional positions....
2019-06-06 18:45

Trump bashes Bitcoin and calls for regulation of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Facebook a few weeks ago unveiled its Libra digital coin and blockchain endeavor, a product meant to significantly reducing the remittance fees and waiting time when people exchange money on Facebook. The company created a spinoff to handle the Libra...
2019-07-12 19:00

Bitpoint exchange loses $32 million worth of cryptocurrency in hot wallet hack Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has been hacked, resulting in the loss of $32 million worth of various digital currencies, Bloomberg reports. The majority of funds lost (approximately $23 million) belonged to customers, while the rest were ...
2019-07-12 19:00

Survey finds adults couldn’t care less about Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Facebook Libra’s potential to help cryptocurrency go mainstream has been touted in recent weeks, but recent survey results indicate otherwise.  According to a poll conducted by CivicScience, which looked into general interest and public concerns surr...
2019-07-24 20:30

Libra cryptocurrency: dare you trust Facebook with your money? | John Naughton The social media giant’s foray into bitcoin territory – with some financial big hitters on board – should prompt suspicionWe’ve known for ages that somewhere in the bowels of Facebook people were beavering away designing a cryptocurrency. Various nam...
2019-06-23 13:45

Dark web dealer made to forfeit millions in cryptocurrency gets 70 months in the slammer A drug dealer ordered to forfeit millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero, has been sentenced to 70 months in prison for distributing drugs including carfentanil and fentanyl. Sky Justin Gornik previously pled gui...
2019-08-21 06:30

These designers want to hide a cryptocurrency mining farm in a skyscraper water park The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry has thrown out its fair share of zany ideas over the last few years. But a group of designers is taking wild blockchain concepts to new heights with their plans for a cryptocurrency mining facility hidden in...
2019-06-03 13:45

India bank manager arrested in cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme crackdown The allure of fast profits from cryptocurrency appears to have been too great for one bank manager in India. The manager of a Standard Chartered branch, a private bank in India, has been arrested for running a cryptocurrency scam in which he promised...
2019-07-03 14:30

Cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinbase suffer downtime as Cloudflare goes dark Major web host Cloudflare has suffered a technical mishap that sent multiple cryptocurrency services – including Coinbase – into unexpected downtime. Cryptocurrency services known to have been affected include Bitfinex, Coinbase, Coinbase Pro, CoinMa...
2019-07-03 11:15

The head of security for cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase describes his biggest challenge Coinbase security chief Philip Martin explains, "Possession of a key is possession of your currency. What that means is that you can't revoke a cryptocurrency key, if that key is lost, compromised, there is no ability to get [the value] back."...
2019-08-18 20:00

UPDATE 1-Japan to lead development of SWIFT network for cryptocurrency -source Japan's government is leading a global push to set up an international network for cryptocurrency payments, similar to the SWIFT network used by banks, in an effort to fight money laundering, a person familiar with the plan said on Thursday....
2019-07-18 05:15

Facebook's cryptocurrency ambitions face privacy concerns, political backlash Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns....
2019-06-19 00:30

Dutch ministers push for cryptocurrency regulation to fight money laundering Dutch ministers want to regulate cryptocurrencies as part of a wider effort to tackle money laundering in the country. According to a note sent to parliament on Monday, Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra and Ferdinand Grapperhaus, Minister of Justice...
2019-07-01 16:15

Canada relaxes rules for cryptocurrency exchanges despite ongoing QuadrigaCX saga Reassurance for Canadians: Cryptocurrency exchanges across the nation will now only have to report transfers of more than CA$10,000 ($7,663). It comes after the Canadian government relaxed some of its new anti-money laundering regulations following f...
2019-07-11 16:00

North Korea reportedly steals cryptocurrency to bankroll its nuclear program A confidential U.N. report obtained by Reuters reveals that North Korea has been employing a range of sophisticated cyberattacks in an effort to bankroll its development of weapons of mass destruction. According to the report, which was compiled by e...
2019-08-07 04:30

A Hacked Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Just Lost $32 Million of Virtual Money (TOKYO) — A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money. Tokyo-based Remixpoint, which runs the BITPoint exchange as well as travel, used car and energy busine...
2019-07-12 09:30

Senior U.S. lawmaker says Facebook should halt cryptocurrency project pending review U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters said Tuesday that Facebook Inc should halt development of its announced cryptocurrency until Congress and regulators conduct a review....
2019-06-18 23:45

African insurer won’t work with ‘high-risk’ cryptocurrency mining businsesses We all know that banks make it difficult for blockchain businesses by denying them access to conventional banking services and accounts. Well now, it seems insurance firms are throwing a spanner in the works for cryptocurrency mining businesses in Af...
2019-06-13 18:15

Warren Buffett's charity lunch postponed after cryptocurrency promoter falls ill Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun postponed his $4.57 million charity lunch with Warren Buffett after falling ill with kidney stones, according to a statement from a foundation he backs....
2019-07-24 06:45

Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency Plan Details Still Awaited by Swiss Watchdog Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project has not responded to an information request by Switzerland's data privacy watchdog, the authority said on Tuesday,...
2019-07-24 09:15

US watchdog preps BitMEX probe over alleged illegal cryptocurrency trade Cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX is being investigated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  According to Bloomberg, which cites people familiar with the matter, the CFTC is looking into whether BitMEX broke the rules by allowing Amer...
2019-07-19 22:15

New York financial regulator sets up new division to police cryptocurrency businesses The New York State Department of Financial Services has announced the launch of a new division which will absorb the regulator’s current department that oversees cryptocurrency businesses in the state. In a statement released yesterday, financial ser...
2019-07-24 10:30

‘Bitcoin playboy’ given suspended jail sentence for cryptocurrency publicity stunt The “Bitcoin playboy” that made it rain money over one of Hong-Kong‘s poorest neighborhoods has been handed a suspended prison sentence for the stunt. Wong Ching-kit, also known as “Coin Young Master,” fessed up to the stunt and accepted charges for ...
2019-07-22 13:30

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could raise regulatory issues - BoE deputy governor Plans by Facebook Inc to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra could raise regulatory issues, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Thursday....
2019-06-20 10:15

Facebook’s plan for a cryptocurrency is right to set alarm bells ringing |John Naughton The tech giant now seems to imagine itself a state. Its reach must not go unchallengedNow that Wimbledon is over, if you’re looking for something interesting to watch, can I suggest heading over to the video of last week’s interrogation by the US Sen...
2019-07-21 08:45

Rep. Maxine Waters asks Facebook to pause work on cryptocurrency Libra Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday requested that Facebook pause its development of Libra, an upcoming cryptocurrency that the company plans to release in 2020....
2019-06-19 02:01

Facebook created a 'gateway drug' to introduce billions to cryptocurrency, experts say Long-time blockchain technologists say Facebook's Libra digital currency will introduce billions to cryptocurrencies, but the company's problems with trust and privacy remain an obstacle....
2019-06-18 22:15

Treasury Secretary 'Not Comfortable' With Facebook's Cryptocurrency as Bipartisan Hostility Grows Facebook’s plan to launch its Libra cryptocurrency is facing considerable pushback from federal officials who’ve raised concerns about the prospect of it being used to skirt anti-money laundering rules and fund other illicit activities.Read more......
2019-07-16 06:30

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could raise regulatory issues: BoE deputy governor Plans by Facebook Inc to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra could raise regulatory issues, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Thursday....
2019-06-20 17:15

German finance minister: Libra cryptocurrency must wait for regulatory clarity Facebook cannot go ahead with its plans to launch its digital coin Libra until all regulatory issues are dealt with, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday as he met with counterparts from G7 countries....
2019-07-17 17:45

Facebook signs major partners for its cryptocurrency network and it still sounds terrible Facebook has begun assembling a who’s who of big tech companies to back its soon to be unveiled cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin. The likes of Mastercard, Visa, Uber, and PayPal are all backing the social media giant’s upcoming digital coin due to be unvei...
2019-06-14 14:15

Fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play try to profit on bitcoin price surge Enlarge (credit: Google) Google's official Play Store has been caught hosting malicious apps that targeted Android users with an interest in cryptocurrencies, researchers reported on Thursday. In all, researchers with security provider ESET recentl...
2019-05-24 07:15

Facebook privately pitched its cryptocurrency plan last month to regulators. They were left even more scared. Two days after Facebook announced plans for the creation of a new cryptocurrency for its 2.7 billion users last month, the tech giant presented its 12-page white paper to more than a dozen officials f......
2019-07-17 01:45

Australian civil servant faces 10 years for mining cryptocurrency on government computers An Australian government employee is appearing in court today after using work equipment to mine cryptocurrency for his own gain. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) allege that the 33 year-old from Killara in New South Wales took advantage of his po...
2019-05-21 14:45

Senate Banking Committee Schedules Hearing on Facebook's Massive Cryptocurrency Project The U.S. Senate Banking Committee is set to scrutinize Facebook’s cryptocurrency ambitions at a hearing set for July 16, Reuters reported on Wednesday, in yet another sign that legislators are extremely wary (to put it mildly) of the company’s shift...
2019-06-20 06:30

‘Crypto Twitter’ anxiously awaits white paper for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Tomorrow, Facebook is expected to release full details of its new “cryptocurrency” project Libra — and as always, Twitter has lots to say. Few concrete facts about Facebook‘s Libra (formally known as GlobalCoin) have been made public so far. Reports ...
2019-06-17 18:15

France creates G7 cryptocurrency task force as Facebook's Libra unsettles governments France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France's central bank governor said on Friday....
2019-06-21 16:30

Moonday Morning: South Korea lost $2.3 billion to cryptocurrency crimes over last 2 years Welcome to Monday, and welcome to another Moonday Mornings, Hard Fork’s wrap-up of the weekend’s top cryptocurrency and blockchain headlines. Let’s take a look. 1. Damage from cryptocurrency-related crimes in South Korea over the last two years is es...
2019-07-22 10:30

Google Play hosted phishing apps impersonating Turkish cryptocurrency exchange Malicious apps impersonating Turkish cryptocurrency exchange BtcTurk are circumventing Google’s recently adopted security enhancing measures. According to researchers, the apps are accessing one-time passwords (OTPs) and SMS-based two-factor authenti...
2019-06-17 17:00

France to create a joint G7 cryptocurrency task force amid Facebook’s Libra woes France is putting together a Group of Seven Nations (G7) task force to explore how central banks can make sure cryptocurrencies adhere to money-laundering and consumer protection rules. That’s according to the country’s central bank governor who anno...
2019-06-21 19:45

Maduro orders Venezuelan bank to sell Petro cryptocurrency in latest pump attempt Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has ordered that every branch of the Banco de Venezuela should allow citizens to buy and trade El Petro, the state-issued cryptocurrency he’s so intent on pursuing.  “I hereby order that every branch of Banco de V...
2019-07-05 15:30

Western Union shares drop on fear new Facebook cryptocurrency will take money transfer business Shares of Western Union fell on excitement around the potential of sending money internationally without fees with Facebook's new cryptocurrency....
2019-06-18 20:15

Bitcoin takes a tumble as US lawmakers grill Facebook on plans to introduce its own Libra cryptocurrency Reuters The cryptocurrency market took a beating on Tuesday with bitcoin losing over 10% in value. The devaluation comes after US lawmakers grilled Facebook on its plans to introduce its own cryptocurrency Libra in 2020. David Marcus, the company'...
2019-07-17 08:45

Facebook says cryptocurrency Libra won't happen without 'full government approval' amid broad resistance Amid growing bipartisan resistance to its proposed digital coin, Facebook will tell lawmakers that it won't move forward with its Libra cryptocurrency without full government approval and regulatory oversight....
2019-07-17 00:45

David Marcus, head of Facebook Libra cryptocurrency, grilled by skeptical Senate lawmakers Senate lawmakers said Tuesday they don't trust a plan by Facebook to devise and roll out an entirely new digital cryptocurrency system, the Libra, next year....
2019-07-17 05:30

A Michigan congressperson said Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency reminded him of a 'platypus' but then decided it was more like a traveler's check (FB) Bill Clark/Getty Images David Marcus, head of Facebook's cryptocurrency efforts, testified at a House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services hearing about Libra, the social network's forthcoming cryptocurrency. Rep. Bill Huizenga used hi...
2019-07-18 01:15

CNBC-shilled cryptocurrency exchange Bitsane pulls exit scam on 246K users Irish cryptocurrency exchange Bitsane has reportedly pulled an exit scam and disappeared with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency belonging to its users, reports Forbes. Bitsane’s website, which reportedly boasted 246,000 registered us...
2019-06-28 14:15

Tech news roundup: HPE Discover 2019, Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, and Google Cloud's debacle This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a look at the companies that hire the most data scientists, four significant impacts of a security breach, and a first-hand account of a major hack job....
2019-06-19 17:15

Game of Thrones Star Joins Board of Cryptocurrency Startup for Vegans, and No We Didn't Just Throw Darts at a Wall Covered in Buzzwords In a post Thrones pivot, Jerome Flynn, better known as the Bronn of the Blackwater and one half of Robson & Jerome, has taken on an advisory position with a cryptocurrency startup aimed at promoting vegan lifestyle choices and ethical food produc...
2019-05-21 22:45

Facebook had to invent a totally new programming language, Move, for its Libra cryptocurrency project because no other language was up to the task (FB) Reuters Last week, Facebook announced a brand new cryptocurrency of its own called Libra — an initiative that has already drawn the attention of Silicon Valley, government officials, and even astrologists. Less noticed was the fact that Facebo...
2019-07-03 01:30

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 4 is actually called Call of Duty Modern Warfare, apparently Try not to be confused because apparently the next game in the long-running Modern Warfare series, largely expected to be MW4, is actually called Modern Warfare....
2019-05-24 19:00

Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson arrested on eve of Portland, Ore., protests The leader of a conservative group was arrested Friday in Portland, Ore., one day before planned protests involving supporters of the far-left Antifa movement and supporters of several conservative groups....
2019-08-17 12:45

Fox New Orleans reporter and anchor Nancy Parker, 53, among 2 killed in plane crash, station says Longtime FOX 8 New Orleans reporter and anchor Nancy Parker was one of two people killed Friday when a small plane crashed near the city's Lakefront Airport, the station confirmed....
2019-08-17 12:45

Cause of death unknown for newborn found in Amazon trash can in Arizona PHOENIX (AP) — A medical examiner was unable to determine the cause of death for a baby found in a trashcan in the restroom of an Amazon warehouse in Phoenix. The Arizona Republic reported Friday that at the time of the autopsy by the Maricopa County...
2019-08-17 12:45

Despite complaints, Epic stands behind Fortnite’s “anyone can win” mechs Enlarge / Who's up for a game of Titanfall? Epic is showing no signs of plans to remove the controversial mech-like B.R.U.T.E. from Fortnite, saying the powerful new combat option helps in the studio's mission "to bring players of all skill levels...
2019-08-17 13:15

Pirates Kidnap Eight Crew Members In Raid On German Ship Pirates have kidnapped eight crew members of a German-owned ship in a raid on the vessel off the coast of Cameroon, the Hamburg-based company that owns the ship said on Friday....
2019-08-17 16:15

China-Owned Tanker Changes Name Apparently To Evade US Sanctions: Report While in the Indian Ocean heading toward the Strait of Malacca, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Pacific Bravo went dark on June 5, shutting off the transponder that signals its position and......
2019-08-17 16:15

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic test swim canceled over E. coli levels High E. coli levels have forced organizers to scrap the swimming portion of a test paratriathlon event for the Tokyo Paralympics. Concerns are mounting that high temperatures could threaten events at next year's Games....
2019-08-17 16:15

Everything We're Excited for at This Year's Disney Mega Convention, the D23 Expo In the last few years, one thing has become abundantly clear in the world of entertainment. That world belongs to Disney and we’re just living in it. That becomes even more prevalent next weekend when the D23 Expo returns to Anaheim, California. Coul...
2019-08-17 18:45

| Bangladesh rest off-form Tamim for Afghan Test Bangladesh have decided to rest out-of-form opener Tamim Iqbal for next month's one-off Test against Afghanistan following a request from the player....
2019-08-17 18:45

Half of Neanderthal Population Suffered from Surfer’s Ear! A new study suggests that Neanderthals commonly suffered from “swimmer's ear” or “surfer’s ear” - dense bony growths that protrude into the ear canal.  ...
2019-08-17 19:15

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus unboxing and first 24 hours With the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus finally in hand, I was able to do an unboxing, offer details about what's included, and tell you how the phone performs. I'm on my way to a full Note 10 Plus review, but need more time to test thing...
2019-08-17 19:45

Female jail workers and lawyers in Chicago allege inmates made a game of 'masturbation attacks', and they're suing A federal judge allowed two class-action lawsuits to move forward on Monday from female lawyers and jail workers alleging that Cook County failed to protect them from inmates' "masturbation attacks." The women allege that a prison gang called "Savage...
2019-08-17 20:15

TV anchor, pilot killed in New Orleans stunt plane crash Local television anchor Nancy Parker has died in a crash of a stunt plane in New Orleans along with the pilot, Franklin J.P. Augustus, while covering a story on him....
2019-08-17 20:45

Watch a giant glacier collapse in front of two kayakers Andrew Hooper and Josh Bastyr were kayaking near Spencer Glacier in Alaska when they heard cracking noises. Moments later, the massive glacier collapsed right in front of them....
2019-08-17 20:45

‘Making Maisel Marvelous’ exhibit drops you in 1950s NYC Nostalgia has seldom been so well-appointed and lovingly executed as it is on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” For Amazon’s hit series, no detail is too small to get right. And now, instead of merely watching the show to see the spot-on late-’50’s/early-...
2019-08-17 23:30

Hedge fund suing Sanjay Valvani’s widow to recover the millions he earned at firm The hedge fund swindled by Sanjay Valvani, who killed himself just days after being indicted for insider trading, is suing to get the $105 million he earned at the firm back from his widow....
2019-08-18 00:30

Kuznetsova stuns Barty to set up finals clash with Keys Ash Barty lost her chance to regain the number one world ranking after she was unexpectedly beaten in straight sets by Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters on Saturday....
2019-08-18 01:00

La Liga: Real Madrid Get Back To Winning Ways At Celta Vigo Eden Hazard, who injured his thigh in training on Friday, will certainly start when he is fit again and there will be much tougher opponents than Celta Vigo....
2019-08-18 01:00

They butchered Richard Williams' The Thief And The Cobbler, but its surreal beauty survives online Earlier today we wrote about the death of Richard Williams, the Oscar-winning animator behind Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Among Williams’ many accolades (including several Academy Awards and BAFTAs) there’s one that’s far more sour, though: The...
2019-08-18 03:00

Kyle Williams went from five-star recruit to prison after brutal assaults. He says he's a changed man Kyle Williams was a five-star linebacker who seemed destined for greatness. But after viciously assaulting three women, prison has been his reality.       ...
2019-08-18 03:00

Chapman, Canha back Bassitt in A's 8-4 win over Astros Matt Chapman doubled among his three hits and Mark Canha had two hits and three RBIs to back Chris Bassitt's six solid innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 8-4       ...
2019-08-18 03:00

Income Tax Return Filing Deadline 2 Weeks Away, Here's A Quick Guide The I-T department provides various forms for income tax assessees to file their ITR or income tax return. Meant for different types of taxpayers, such as salaried or self-employed individuals and......
2019-08-18 04:00

Inside Joe Jonas' James Bond-Themed 30th Birthday Party With His Bond Girl Sophie Turner He's Jonas, Joe Jonas. The Jonas Brothers singer turned 30 on Thursday and celebrated with family and friends on Friday night at a James Bond-themed party at Cipriani Wall Street in......
2019-08-18 04:30

House Intel Committee could bolster Dem case for impeaching Trump When Congress initiated impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon 45 years ago, the House Intelligence Committee didn’t exist.Now, Democrats plan to use the panel — and its access to the nation’s most closely guarded counterintelligence...
2019-08-18 06:00

Stephen Miller Wanted to Block Undocumented Children from Public Schools Just when you thought Trump senior adviser and psychopath Stephen Miller couldn’t be any more diabolical, a new report says that he wanted to find a way for the Trump administration to block undocumented children from studying in public schools....
2019-08-18 06:30

India reimposes movement curbs on parts of Kashmir's main city after clashes Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of Kashmir's biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after violent overnight clashes between residents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials and eyewitnesses said....
2019-08-18 11:00

Yankees’ consistency is more impressive than it gets credit for There have been a lot of things the Yankees have accomplished this year that got a lot more attention, and that’s as it should be. They are on a 108-win pace, after all. They are on a collision course with the sport’s other behemoths, the Astros and ...
2019-08-18 11:30

Airbnb's First-Quarter Financials Show Strong Growth Rate, Cash Reserves The San Francisco-based travel company had about $3.5 billion in cash on its balance sheet as of March 31, according to multiple people familiar with Airbnb’s finances. Technology businesses often drown in marketing costs, but Airbnb has been able to...
2019-08-18 13:00

No-Deal Brexit Risks Food, Fuel and Drugs Shortages, Leaked U.K. Files Say Britain would be likely to face jammed ports and a hard border in Ireland if it left the European Union without a transition deal, according to government documents leaked to The Sunday Times of London....
2019-08-18 15:00

Car bomb hits security force in northeastern Syria, at least one killed A car bomb killed one member of a security force and wounded two others in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Sunday, the security force said....
2019-08-18 16:30

Dwight Howard and Lakers could reunite after DeMarcus Cousins injury Dwight Howard’s next step could be a reunion with one of his former teams — one with a desperate need for a center. There’s “mutual interest” between Howard and the Lakers, according to The Athletic, which reports Los An...
2019-08-18 17:30

Hong Kong protesters march in peace after weeks of chaos Thousands of pro-democracy protesters march in peace in the city's center to "show the world that Hong Kong people can be totally peaceful." The day of peace marks the 11th week of demonstrations....
2019-08-18 18:30

This New Alien: Covenant Short Film Revisits the Scene of the Crime The two-year anniversary of Alien: Covenant coming to home release was a few days ago, and the official Alien Anthology YouTube account has surprised us with a new short film set in the Alien universe to celebrate. Read more......
2019-08-18 19:30

The head of security for cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase describes his biggest challenge Coinbase security chief Philip Martin explains, "Possession of a key is possession of your currency. What that means is that you can't revoke a cryptocurrency key, if that key is lost, compromised, there is no ability to get [the value] back."...
2019-08-18 20:00

Steve King defends comments on abortion, rape and incest at town hall Republican Rep. Steve King clashed with constituents as he defended several of his controversial comments on abortion and immigration during a Saturday town hall in his hometown of Storm Lake, Iowa....
2019-08-18 21:30

Rats and raw sewage: Jeffrey Epstein jail blighted by 'horrible' conditions The Metropolitan correctional center is under fire in the wake of Epstein’s death – and critics say urgent change is neededThe New York Metropolitan correctional center sits on a corner in downtown Manhattan, eerily quiet given its location between t...
2019-08-18 23:00

Will Run Government For Full Term: Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday said he will continue for full five-year term and warned his detractors not to "day dream about toppling" his government....
2019-08-19 00:00

Argentina´s Fernandez says country will struggle to repay IMF loan, must renegotiate The Argentine opposition candidate, Alberto Fernandez, said that the country would struggle under present conditions to repay a loan to the International Monetary Fund and he would seek to renegotiate the repayment terms, according to an interview pu...
2019-08-19 00:30

Apple CEO warns Trump about China tariffs, Samsung competition President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple Inc's Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ....
2019-08-19 02:00

As they reach adulthood, Gen Z isn't shying away from credit cards, loans and other debt A growing number of Gen Z members took on some kind of debt market in the second quarter of 2019, according TransUnion report.       ...
2019-08-19 03:00

This Unnerving Legion Clip Showcases Some of the Show's Creepiest Villains Legion mixed high-level design and filming techniques with wild comics-y shenanigans up until the end, and this recently released clip from the seventh episode of the show’s third season showcases precisely what that looks like in action. Read more.....
2019-08-19 03:30

Mark Halperin accusers blast new book deal: ‘Men like him don’t change’ WASHINGTON — Mark Halperin has inked a new book deal about political strategy in the Trump era and was blasted by women who accused the disgraced NBC commentator of sexual misconduct. The political journalist — who was fired in 2017 after a dozen wom...
2019-08-19 04:00

Cathay Pacific shares rise 2.3 percent after CEO Hogg resigns Shares of Cathay Pacific Airways rose more than 2 percent early on Monday after CEO Rupert Hogg resigned in a shock move, as the carrier grapples with the involvement of some of its employees in the city's anti-government protests....
2019-08-19 04:30

Iranian oil tanker in standoff between UK and Iran leaves Gibraltar An Iranian oil supertanker that was seized by the UK, a move that came amid escalating tension between Tehran and the West, was released Sunday and was moving away from Gibraltar, according to local media and maritime tracking site....
2019-08-19 05:00

Nothing much makes sense on Preacher, but at least there's gore It makes a certain amount of sense to team God up with the Grail. The show is rapidly approaching its endgame, and the idea of putting all the villains on one side has an appealing narrative economy to it; it underlines that God and Starr are both pe...
2019-08-19 07:00

Winning $148 million Powerball ticket sold at Long Island gas station There are nearly 150 million reasons for New Yorkers to check their lotto numbers. The single winner of Saturday night’s $148 million Powerball jackpot was bought at a Long Island gas station, according to lottery officials. The winning numbers...
2019-08-19 09:00

|SufferingemergingmarketslooktoFed'sPowelltocalmfrayednerves Investors will be hanging on Jerome Powell's every word this week for clues as to whether the current nervousness gripping emerging markets is justified....
2019-08-19 10:00

The Week In Games: Totally Rad Yo, this upcoming week is totally tubular and rad. Like, you know it is just super rad. Very gnarly. Other 80s slang and phrases. Rad is coming out next week. I love the look of this game, but it doesn’t sound like it is very......rad. See what I did...
2019-08-19 11:30

How Brexit could ruin your summer vacation The likelihood of Britain crashing chaotically out of the European Union seems increasingly likely as time goes on. Here's how a no-deal Brexit might affect air travel, passports, driving licenses, insurance, mobile phones and other essentials...
2019-08-19 12:00

Recession: What you need to know The National Bureau of Economic Research determines a recession occurs when “a significant decline in economic activity” lasts more than “a few months.”       ...
2019-08-19 12:30

Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Epstein sex abuse claims Royal makes statement following release of video showing him in paedophile’s mansion in 2010The Duke of York has said he is “appalled” by recent sex abuse claims surrounding his former friend Jeffrey Epstein. Prince Andrew released a statement after ...
2019-08-19 12:30

Heartwarming moment jogger gives 'homeless man' his trainers and walks away barefoot Heartwarming footage has captured the moment a New York City jogger took off his shoes and gave them to a man who is believed to be homeless, before walking away barefoot....
2019-08-19 14:00

Hackers can work out passwords by listening to you type New hacking methods would allow criminals to work out passwords by listening to the sounds made when typing, experts have warned.Reports have claimed that hackers listening into typing habits using a smartphone would be able to decode passwords with ...
2019-08-19 15:00

Bayern loan Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona for £7.8m with option to buy • ‘Like FC Bayern, I have big ambitions’, says Brazilian• Bayern would have to pay £109.8m to make deal permanentBarcelona will loan Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich for the 2019-20 season. The deal will cost Bayern £7.8m plus wages, and the agreem...
2019-08-19 15:00

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: The Anime Better Than 90% Of Onli Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: The Anime Better Than 90% Of Online Fitness “Influencers” - How Heavy Are The Dumbells You Lift? • Days Of Comics Past: X-Men #17 to 24 • Spacemon: A Pokemon TRPG: Red Winter - Part 5...
2019-08-19 15:30

Rami Malek on 'Mr. Robot,' His Freddie Mercury Accent, and Sneaking Around Town Incognito The acclaimed actor played Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' won an Oscar, and became world-famous practically all at once. In his September 2019 GQ cover profile, he talks about his early mistakes, nailing Mercury's accent, and sneaking around...
2019-08-19 17:00

Deadly mosquito-borne virus found in second Massachusetts resident, state health officials say A second Massachusetts resident has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, state health officials announced late last week. ...
2019-08-19 17:30

Antonio Brown makes last-ditch effort in Raiders helmet crusade Antonio Brown is trying for the Helmetgate Hail Mary. The Raiders wide receiver is continuing his bizarre fight over which helmet he uses, despite the NFL and NFLPA shutting down his pleas. Brown wants to wear the Schutt Air Advantage that he has alw...
2019-08-19 17:30

City swimming, Swiss-style: a ride down the Rhine in Basel Bathing, barbecues and buvettes are part of the culture in a city that promotes swimming in its majestic river – and it’s a chance for some great sightseeing, tooIf you want to join the many swimmers who leap into the Rhine each summer you can’t do t...
2019-08-19 18:00

Commerce Department will extend Huawei reprieve, Ross says The move will delay the implementation of a penalty on the Chinese tech giant for another 90 days. The commerce secretary’s comments come one day after President Trump suggested the U.S. would not grant another reprieve....
2019-08-19 18:00

A new way to deliver drugs with pinpoint targeting Most pharmaceuticals must either be ingested or injected into the body to do their work. Either way, it takes some time for them to reach their intended targets, and they also tend to spread out to other areas of the body. Now, researchers at MIT and...
2019-08-19 18:30

Spotify upgrades Family plan subscription, rolls out parental controls for music service Spotify is launching a content filter feature for its Family Plan that gives parents and guardians better control over what kids listen to.       ...
2019-08-19 18:30

Moreno brings Mallorca back from ‘the well’ to ecstasy against Eibar | Sid Lowe Vicente Moreno was instantly rewarded for keeping faith with those who helped the club rise from Segunda B back to La LigaDani Rodríguez had been a first division footballer for three minutes and 19 seconds when the ball dropped at his feet by the ce...
2019-08-19 19:00

Nicholas Ioannou: ‘I’d love to play in front of a full house at Old Trafford’ The Apoel Nicosia defender, whose side face Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday, dreams of returning to Manchester United, where he was reserve-team captainNicholas Ioannou’s name gives away his nationality but the moment he opens his mouth, allo...
2019-08-19 19:00

'England fans could learn from Steve Smith!' - Australia Prime Minister slams booing of Smith after Ashes injury Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison has criticised England fans for booing Steve Smith after he was felled by a 92mph bouncer during the second Ashes Test....
2019-08-19 19:00

New York police fire officer who placed Eric Garner in deadly chokehold The New York Police Department on Monday fired the white officer who used a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner while trying to arrest him in 2014, an incident that helped fuel the "Black Lives Matter" movement in response to police use of force....
2019-08-19 21:00

Judge to settle impasse in Newark, New Jersey water emergency Residents of Newark, N.J., are waiting to learn whether a judge will order the city to hand out bottles of water in response to lead contamination in the public supply, and some filters that were given that don't work....
2019-08-19 21:30