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Manafort judge says he has received threats

The judge presiding over the trial of Paul Manafort said he’s received “threats” and is not willing to disclose jurors’ names and addresses requested by media outlets. “I don’t feel right if I release their names,” Judge T.S. Ellis said. Ellis did not disclose details about the threats in a hearing Friday. But he said…

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Serena Williams learned her sister’s killer was free minutes before losing match

Serena Williams learned her sister’s killer was free minutes before losing match

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Serena Williams suffered the worst loss of her storied career at the hands of Johanna Konta at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on July 31. As it turns out, the tennis legend was a bit distracted by some news she received as she prepared to take the court. In a profile by Sean Gregory of Time,…

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Alex Jones, InfoWars accused of destroying evidence related to Sandy Hook suit

Alex Jones, InfoWars accused of destroying evidence related to Sandy Hook suit

Attorneys representing the father of a Sandy Hook shooting victim alleged Friday that far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones destroyed evidence related to their defamation lawsuit against him. In a motion filed in a Texas state court on behalf of Neil Heslin, the plaintiff’s lawyers said that Jones deleted Twitter posts, some of which dealt with…

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ESPN won’t broadcast anthem before NFL games

ESPN won’t broadcast anthem before NFL games

Jason Hanna/Getty Images ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro said Friday the network doesn’t plan to air the United States national anthem before its Monday Night Football telecasts during the 2018 NFL season. Sara Fischer of Axios provided comments from Pitaro, who said ESPN informed the league about its decision but left the door open to reverse…

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Musk: If you know of someone who can do better as Tesla CEO, they can have the job right now

Musk: If you know of someone who can do better as Tesla CEO, they can have the job right now

Elon Musk is hurting. “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” he said in an emotional interview with The New York Times published late Thursday. “It was excruciating.” The interview — during which The Times said Musk “alternated between laughter and tears” — comes amid the turmoil the…

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60 ex-CIA officials tell Trump ‘the country will be weakened’ over political litmus test

60 ex-CIA officials tell Trump ‘the country will be weakened’ over political litmus test

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Weapon used in school bus attack was sold to Saudi Arabia in a State Department-sanctioned arms deal, CNN confirms

Weapon used in school bus attack was sold to Saudi Arabia in a State Department-sanctioned arms deal, CNN confirms

Working with local Yemeni journalists and munitions experts, CNN has established that the weapon that left dozens of children dead on August 9 was a 500-pound (227 kilogram) laser-guided MK 82 bomb made by Lockheed Martin, one of the top US defense contractors. In the aftermath of the funeral hall attack, former US President Barack…

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