Trump orders FBI to reopen background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump has given FBI one week to conduct investigation of the allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman in 1980s. The decision comes after  Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines in favor of the nomination of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after emotional testimonies from the judge and […]

Florida issued 1000s of concealed carry permits without background checks for more than a year

A Florida agency in charge of vetting applicants for concealed gun carry permits didn’t run tens of thousands of them against an FBI database, as an employee could not log in. The state saw a spike of applications at the time. Read more The news, which has sent shockwaves across Twitter, is now being leveraged […]

Labour MP David Lammy rants on live TV about ‘vanishing’ police… as cop stands in background (VIDEO)

Labour MP David Lammy is being ridiculed on Twitter after he claimed in an on-air BBC interview that police had “vanished” from his area, despite a yellow-jacketed copper standing right behind him. The high-profile MP for Tottenham appeared on the BBC on Friday morning to talk about the violent crime plaguing London. He said: “It […]

Hubble provides the cosmic background to a dark French opera

Grandiose space images from NASA’s Hubble telescope might be the last thing you’d expect see in an early 20th century French opera. However, Marco Brambilla, the artist behind epic video art installations and Kanye West’s “moving painting” music video for Power, has done just that. He created the video backdrop for a new production of […]

Chrome OS 64 beta allows Android apps to run in the background

Enlarge / Pixelbook folded into “entertainment” mode. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Smoothly running Android apps on Chrome OS has been a work in progress for years now. Google has done a lot to improve the experience of running mobile apps on its browser-based operating system, and it appears a forthcoming software update could fix one of […]

The biotech company that pivoted to blockchain is looking for a CTO and a background in cryptocurrency is a ‘big plus’

MI Riot Blockchain is searching for a chief technology officer a couple months after it announced it would enter the crypto market. Originally, it made diagnostic machinery for biotech companies under the name BiOptix Diagnostics. Its stock has soared more than 300% since announcing the pivot.   It looks like Riot Blockchain put the horse […]

FBI issues over 4,000 gun seizure orders for failed background checks – report

The FBI has issued 4,170 orders to the ATF to seize guns from people who bought them last year after it was discovered the purchases were not authorized. This follows a federal review of an agency tasked with overseeing millions of firearms sales each year. A USA Today report Monday says that the people cited […]

Roy Moore’s lawyer says MSNBC host’s ‘background’ would help him understand why Moore would date teenage women

MSNBC Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s attorney Trenton Garmon suggested Ali Velshi would understand Moore’s relationship with teenage girls because of his “background.” Garmon has a history of making strange comments about hosts on cable news. Embattled GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore’s attorney suggested that an MSNBC anchor understood Moore’s history of dating teenage girls because […]

Netflix REMOVES children’s cartoon after disgusted parents spot ‘PENIS’ in the background

An episode of Maya the Bee was removed from the Netflix service after parents spotted a penis shaped image. The phallic object was etched into woodwork at the base of a tree in the 35th episode of the show. The rogue penis featured in an instalment titled King Willi, but has now been taken down […]