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Aretha Franklin's A Natural Woman: Why the song still moves us, 50 years on

BBC News - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 4:58pm
Her 1967 hit (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman continues to unify and empower.

MSNBC legal analyst explains why Michael Cohen’s sudden silence is terrible news for Trump

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 4:45pm

A group of MSNBC panelists detailed what the “radio silence” from the president’s former “fixer” Michael Cohen could mean — and why it spells trouble for Donald Trump. Responding to a Thursday Wall Street Journal report that suggests the infamous “Access Hollywood...

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Kerala Flooding: Hundreds Killed in Indian State’s Worst Rains Since 1920s

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 4:38pm
The floods have left at least 324 people dead, and hundreds of thousands more have been made homeless.

CNN panel fingers the only two people who wanted military parade: One is Trump

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 4:28pm

President Donald Trump postponed his military parade aimed to highlight Veterans until 2019 because of the high cost. On Friday, CNN’s Jake Tapper panelists bashed the president for wanting the parade only to soothe his “ego.” The only people who want the parade are Donald Trump and Donald Trump, th...

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Teacher who led Aberfan pupils to safety dies, aged 75

BBC News - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 4:25pm
Hettie Williams was 23 when an avalanche of coal waste engulfed the village of Aberfan, killing 144 people.

Gaza protests: All the latest updates

Al Jazeera - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 4:12pm
Since protests began on March 30, Israeli forces have killed at least 166 Palestinians in the besieged coastal enclave.

‘Help is on the way’: Former US attorney explains how Trump is secretly communicating to Manafort

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 4:11pm

President Donald Trump has said that his former campaign manager is being “treated unfairly by our government” on Friday. Manafort is currently waiting for a jury to return a verdict in a financial crimes trial that could send him to jail for the rest of his life. Why would Trump comment...

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US government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger: report

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 4:10pm

The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter ...

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Eurozone bailout programme is finally over

BBC News - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 4:09pm
The eurozone passes an important milestone on 20 August - the formal end of the bailout of Greece.

Jake Tapper’s CNN panel erupts over whether it’s fair to call Trump a ‘despot’ like Putin

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 4:06pm

On Friday afternoon’s episode of CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, a panel erupted in an argument over whether Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department official that’s been the most recent target of President Donald Trump’s public ire, has acted in a “suspicious” manner. ...

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Mali re-elects Ibrahim Boubacar Keita: What you should know

Al Jazeera - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 4:05pm
Mali's incumbent president has been decisively re-elected, but main opposition leader Soumaila Cisse alleges fraud.

Birmingham City 0-0 Swansea City

BBC News - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 3:57pm
Birmingham City fail to find a way past Swansea City despite dominating their Championship encounter.

Viewers fume after MSNBC gives a ‘megaphone’ to Trump-loving ‘warmonger’ Erik Prince

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 3:52pm

Amid reports that President Donald Trump is “showing renewed interest” in Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s plan to hand the war in Afghanistan over to a private army led by an “American viceroy,”  MSNBC on Friday happily gave the notorious war profiteer a cushy platform...

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Manafort judge refuses to name jurors over safety fears

BBC News - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 3:44pm
Ex-Trump campaign head Paul Manafort is charged with bank and tax fraud in a high-profile case.

‘BlacKkKlansman’ takes us from Colorado Springs and the KKK to the White House

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 3:43pm

I know you didn’t ask, but I have a piece of advice for those out there in Readerland: Turn off the TV, pull yourself away from the latest chapter in the Omarosa Manigault Newman dramedy and go see Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.” I promise Manigault Newman will still be on some station when you get ba...

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5 Takeaways From Elon Musk’s Interview With The Times About Tesla

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 3:42pm
The Tesla chief executive addressed a wide range of issues, including the search for a chief operating officer and his tweet that sent the company’s shares soaring.

Psychologist may examine if Reagan shooter John Hinckley deserves complete freedom

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 3:36pm

A federal judge on Friday authorized a psychologist chosen by the U.S. government to examine John Hinckley, who shot President Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt, in order to determine whether he deserves unconditional freedom. Hinckley, 63, has been living with his mother in Williamsburg...

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Premier League predictions: Lawro v singer Tom Grennan

BBC News - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 3:36pm
Mark Lawrenson takes on singer Tom Grennan to predict this weekend's Premier League fixtures.

London stabbings: Two dead and boy critical

BBC News - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 3:32pm
Two men have died and four boys are in hospital after three separate stabbings across London.

Wall Street Journal insists MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is wrong about them burying story that could hurt Trump

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 3:24pm

After receiving criticism about their latest scoop on the president from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, The Wall Street Journal fought back. An article published in The Journal on Wednesday, detailed that President Donald Trump revoked former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance over h...

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