The Ground War Over Catalonia Is Being Fought in Cyberspace

The Ground War Over Catalonia Is Being Fought in Cyberspace
Cyberspace has become an active front in the Catalan rebellion for independence as the Spanish government pulls down websites, police detain hackers and software developers and haul them into court to testify, and even Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wades into the fray.Among the highest-profile raids and arrests that have occurred since early September was the Sept. 20 police search of Fundacio puntCAT, the institution that manages the ".cat" internet domain, and arrested Pep Masoliver, an official at the foundation.

Le Cirque Is Taking Bankruptcy Tips From Trump

Le Cirque Is Taking Bankruptcy Tips From Trump
As donors filed into Le Cirque for a Republican fundraiser starring Donald Trump, Mario Maccioni stood outside with a monocle around his neck.Photographer: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint via Getty ImagesHis family owns the Manhattan restaurant, which filed for bankruptcy in March. “We are trying to use the bankruptcy laws exactly like the president did,” Maccioni said Tuesday evening. “And in our case, hopefully, it will work as well as it did for him.”Trump’s companies filed for bankruptcy at least event, attended

John McCain won’t back Graham-Cassidy bill, likely ending GOP health care push

John McCain won’t back Graham-Cassidy bill, likely ending GOP health care push
(CNN)Sen. John McCain announced Friday in a statement that he cannot "in good conscience" vote for the GOP's latest plan to overhaul Obamacare, likely ending Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. McCain's "no" vote makes it very likely Republicans won't be able to repeal and replace Obamacare before September 30, as Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said he would not back the effort and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is also expected to vote

Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison
Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl, capping the spectacular fall of the former congressman whose self-destructive behavior wrecked his career and marriage and played a role in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign.“The crime I committed was my rock bottom,” a tearful Weiner told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote. He was ordered to surrender to prison on Nov. 6.“I was a very sick man for

Ban Kneeling Pro Athletes, Trump Repeats After Curry Slam

Ban Kneeling Pro Athletes, Trump Repeats After Curry Slam
President Donald Trump, a one-time football team owner, is ratcheting up his rhetoric against professional sports and some of their stars -- and at least one league and some athletes are giving it back to him.Hours after profanely criticizing NFL players who protest police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem, Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to disinvite National Basketball Association star Stephen Curry from a White House appearance traditional for championship sports teams. His winning team, the Golden

Former presidents get together to pledge help for Texas with no Trump in sight

Former presidents get together to pledge help for Texas  with no Trump in sight
All five former living presidents of the U.S. have banded together to support people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The group launched a joint appeal Thursday, and they're seeking donations for those in need across the Gulf Coast. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Fallon announces $1 million 'Tonight Show' donation to J.J. Watt's Harvey relief fund Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and George H.W. Bush all appear in a new video asking for donations to the One America

Trump retweets GIF of him hitting Clinton with golf ball

Trump retweets GIF of him hitting Clinton with golf ball
(CNN)President Donald Trump retweeted an edited video Sunday morning that showed him swinging a golf club and appearing to hit his former presidential campaign rival Hillary Clinton with a golf ball.The White House did not respond to a request for comment Sunday about the President's tweet and whether Kelly was aware of it.A spokesperson for Hillary Clinton declined to comment on the tweet.The Twitter user Trump retweeted, @Fuctupmind, frequently posts pro-Trump messages and memes, but has also used the

Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman
Washington (CNN)US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.A secret order authorized by the court that handles the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) began after Manafort became the subject of an FBI investigation that began in 2014. It centered on work done by a group of Washington consulting firms

FEMA Is Almost Out of Money and Hurricane Irma Is Approaching

FEMA Is Almost Out of Money and Hurricane Irma Is Approaching
With Texas still reeling from Hurricane Harvey and another storm barreling toward Florida, the More: Irma Tops Storm Scale, Florida Preps for Catastrophic System"If it’s down to $1 billion or less, then I would say there’s a great concern," said Elizabeth Zimmerman, who until January was FEMA’s associate administrator for the office of response and recovery. "Congress needs to take action very quickly."President Donald Trump’s administration has asked Congress for an injection of almost $8 billion in additional funds.

Bitcoin Tumbles as PBOC Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

Bitcoin Tumbles as PBOC Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal
Bitcoin tumbled the most since July after China’s central bank said initial coin offerings are illegal and asked all related fundraising activity to be halted immediately, issuing the strongest regulatory challenge so far to the burgeoning market for digital token sales.The Read more: The Chinese ICO crackdown -- a Gadfly columnICOs are digital token sales that have seen unchecked growth over the past year, raising threat to their reign.The vast amount of money amassed in a short span of time