Trump calls Saudi Arabia a ‘spectacular ally,’ despite CIA report blaming the crown prince for Jamal Khashoggi’s death

Reuters/Yuri Gripas President Donald Trump said Saturday that a CIA assessment blaming Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “very premature.” Trump said he would receive the complete CIA report on Tuesday, and that it was “possible” Crown Prince Mohammed ordered the killing. Trump made the remarks […]

US water suppliers cover up spikes in hormone-disrupting herbicide contamination, report claims

Taking advantage of regulatory loopholes, US water suppliers may be concealing alarmingly high concentrations of toxic herbicides in Americans’ drinking water, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group. The report found more than 30 million Americans’ drinking water is contaminated with atrazine, a known endocrine and reproductive disruptor linked to increased risk […]

Report: Cheaper, disc-free Xbox One option coming next year

Psht, who needs ’em? (credit: Squirmelia) Microsoft is planning to release a disc-free version of the Xbox One as early as next spring, according to an unsourced report from author Brad Sams of Thurrott.com (who has been reliable with early Xbox-related information in the past). The report suggests the disc-free version of the system would […]

Facebook hits back at The New York Times, pointing out the ‘inaccuracies’ in its blockbuster report on leadership missteps

Reuters / Stephen Lam An explosive New York Times report delved into how Facebook’s leadership dealt with scandals over the past few years. Facebook published a blog post refuting elements of the report, such as Russian interference, political point-scoring, and Zuckerberg banning his executives from using iPhones. Business Insider has broken down Facebook’s objections alongside […]

Iraq wants to barter food for desperately needed Iranian gas supplies – report

Baghdad is looking for approval from Washington to import Iranian gas and energy supplies in exchange for food items, according to two Iraqi government officials as quoted by Reuters. The Iraqi authorities are reportedly planning to keep on importing Iranian gas, which is used in the country’s power stations, as they need more time for […]

Uber’s new sexual harassment report asks you to play a game in which you match a creepy story with its new categories of inappropriate behaviour

Sergio Perez / Reuters Uber detailed 21 new categories of sexual misconduct and assault it is going to adopt in its reporting. The report outlining the categories contains a “mix-and-match” exercise in which readers match creepy stories of misconduct and assault to the company’s new categories. Uber has come under fire in the past for […]

Report: Amazon chooses New York City neighborhood, DC suburb for HQ2

Enlarge / A pedestrian walks past a mural in the Long Island City neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (credit: Christopher Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Amazon has reportedly selected two joint sites for its second headquarters, or HQ2: Long Island City—a neighborhood in Queens, New York City—and […]

‘Left to count their dead’: Striking report breaks MSM silence on plight of ‘liberated’ Raqqa

Entire families perished in US-led strikes on Raqqa that may have claimed more civilian lives than those of ISIS, NPR said in a shocking report tilting the Western media narrative on what has become of the “liberated” city. The retaking of Raqqa, Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold in Syria, was hailed as a major […]