‘We’re cheering for Russia’: US fans build bridges by backing World Cup hosts

The US team might not have made the World Cup this summer but that has not stopped American fans from traveling to Russia, despite the backdrop of political tensions and warnings of a hostile reception. Jonathan and James from Omaha, Nebraska, are two such cases, and were in St. Petersburg on Tuesday to watch World […]

Judge orders EPA to disclose any science backing up Pruitt’s climate claims

Enlarge (credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr) In March 2017, Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency, appeared on CNBC and said that carbon dioxide was not known to be a major factor in climate change. “I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,” […]

A big drugmaker is backing away from a plan to triple the price of a lifesaving cancer drug after facing a public backlash

Thomson Reuters Drugmaker Pharmacyclics had tripled the cost of a lifesaving cancer blood treatment when it introduced a new version of the pill. The new price tag faced criticism from cancer doctors who were concerned about how this would impact how they dosed patients with the drug.  Last week, Pharmacyclics reversed its decision to take […]

Trump says ‘we’re not backing down’ after Paul Ryan splits with him on massive new tariffs

Yuri Gripas/Reuters Republicans and conservative groups have come out strong against President Donald Trump’s proposed new tariffs. GOP Sen. Ben Sasse said the tariffs “will kill American jobs,” while House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office sent out an email Monday tying early stock market declines to tariff concerns. Club for Growth, a conservative political action group […]

Democracy Now & guest slammed for backing ‘neocon project of regime change in Syria’

Journalist Max Blumenthal called out Democracy Now for pushing for regime change in Syria. The move sparked a war of words between guest Wendy Pearlman and others on Twitter. Tweeting footage from a Democracy Now discussion about Syria, Blumenthal questioned the news outlet’s apparent backing of “the neocon project of regime change in Syria.” He […]

Tumblr, Sonos among those backing another net neutrality day of action

A number of organizations and websites are planning an online day of action meant to garner more support for a Senate vote that would reverse the FCC’s removal of net neutrality protections. The Senate is currently one vote away from overturning the FCC’s decision and the day of action aims to convince one more Senator […]

George Soros is backing a secret campaign to stop Brexit, report says

OLIVIER HOSLET/AFP/Getty Images Billionaire George Soros is funding a campaign to stop Brexit. His foundations have donated£400,000 (more than $ 556,000 USD) to the Remain-supporting group Best for Britain. The campaign is targeting both members of the public and MPs to prevent Brexit from occurring. Soros hosted a donors dinner at his house but was […]

Ex-pole dancer jailed after backing out of suicide pact and leaving man to die alone

A former pole dancer who backed out of a suicide pact and left a man to die alone has been jailed for four years. The court also heard emotional testimony from the victim’s mother. Natasha Gordon, 44, was found of guilty at Leicester Crown Court last month of encouraging Matthew Birkinshaw, 31, to kill himself […]

A startup that’s helping big banks tackle one of the most vexing problems on Wall Street has landed $38 million in backing

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Visible Alpha, a technology company that aims to help banks excel in a MiFID world, landed $ 38 million in a fundraise led by Goldman Sachs.  The firm counts a slew of Wall Street banks including Bank of America, Citi, and Morgan Stanley, as backers.    MiFID II, a European regulatory overhaul with […]

Corbyn backing campaign group investigated amid overspending allegations

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 22:52 A campaign group aligned to Jeremy Corbyn is being investigated over claims the left-wing movement busted spending rules. In the UK, there is a limit to how much a campaign can spend at certain elections. The Electoral Commission is looking into whether the Momentum group overspent as an unauthorised […]