Big names and big doubts as Luminary launches subscription podcast app

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. On Tuesday the company “will join Stitcher Premium as the only two large subscription services featuring podcasts, and it hopes to be a friend to everybody in the ecosystem.” For instance, both the free and paid versions of the app promise access to “hundreds of thousands of shows you already listen to and love.” The paid version adds access to “40+ Luminary Originals coming this year.” But there’s a problem… Here’s the hard part Today’s “Podcast Wars” headline was inspired by The Verge’s Ashley Carman. On Monday she reported that “the industry hasn’t accepted Luminary or its …

Rapper YNW Melly could face the death penalty in Florida killings

(CNN)Florida prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty against rapper YNW Melly in connection with the killing of two men. ‘They took my brothers from me’ YNW Melly was arrested after the deaths of Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr., both of Vero Beach, Florida, according to Miramar Police. On October 26 at 4:35 a.m., police said, Henry drove up to the Memorial Miramar Hospital with both victims in the vehicle. They had multiple gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. Henry gave a statement to police, but the facts discovered during the preliminary investigation did not match what was presented to detectives, police said. Further investigation and forensic evidence found that YNW Melly shot and …

Another Trump Supporter Arrested After Death Threats Against 3 Democratic Lawmakers

Donald Trump has been arrested after death threats — this time against three Democratic lawmakers. In each of the voicemail threats, investigators say, the caller also viciously attacked Rep. posted 9/11 footage in a tweet targeting the Muslim congresswoman. interstate transmission of threats following calls to presidential candidates Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), as well as to Rep. statement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. shut the fuck up about 9/11,” according to the complaint against him. This “ain’t Trump’s fault … it’s all your people’s fault,” Kless allegedly added. “You definitely don’t tell our president, Donald Trump, what to say.” throw her right off the Empire State Building.” Heather Heyer. “put a bullet” in Omar’s “skull.” Following …

Northern Ireland police free 2 men held in reporter’s death

McKee was fatally wounded during rioting Thursday night in the city of Londonderry. Police say she was probably hit by a bullet someone fired at police. Video from the scene showed a gunman wearing a black face mask aiming at officers. The two teens were arrested under an anti-terrorism law on Saturday. Their release means authorities are still seeking the person who pulled the trigger. McKee’s funeral is scheduled to be held in her native Belfast on Wednesday. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Tinder Bans George Zimmerman From Dating App, Citing User Safety

George Zimmerman ― the Florida man acquitted of murder charges after fatally shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 ― barring him from using the popular dating app in order to protect its users. “At Tinder, we take our users’ safety very seriously and our team has removed this profile from our platform,” the representative said. The app also works on ensuring user safety with the Match Group Advisory Council, a group dedicated to fighting sexual violence. The council, as the name suggests, is Its aim is to seek guidance from experts, such as #MeToo movement founder In the past, Zimmerman has faced and stalking. In 2017, Screengrabs published online last week by  “I’m also down for a quiet night …

Golf club’s first female captain in 117 years

“I was extremely humbled and thrilled to be asked,” she said. Club manager Stuart Finlay said the appointment was “very significant”. Women’s golf thrust into the spotlight Open winner Hall hopes to inspire The women who have had an epic 12 months “The industry has recognised that it has to change in order to attract more females into golf,” he said. “Golf has been a male-dominated sport for a number of years but the introduction of the women in golf charter, along with the efforts of the governing bodies to develop and advocate beginner programmes in Wales, is having an impact. “There is still work to do but the club is committed to developing female involvement in golf which starts …

George Conway Calls Trump A Cancer, Says Congress Must Impeach Without Delay

George Conway, husband of White House counselor Donald Trump a “cancer” ― and urged Congress to act “without delay” to remove him from office via impeachment.  Robert Mueller’s report, Conway wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post on Thursday evening.  the special counsel’s report “damning” for the president. Mueller wrote:  But as Conway noted, the report did not do so.   Conway laid out the case that a president has a “fiduciary obligation” to put the country over himself but that Trump didn’t when he interfered repeatedly with the investigation, as Mueller detailed Then he compared Trump unfavorably to former President Richard Nixon. Today, he said, Trump himself is the cancer in the presidency.  Conway has been a frequent Trump …

Mueller Report Is Bad News For Trump Ally And Blackwater Founder Erik Prince

The Erik Prince, who is best known for founding a military contracting firm called massacred 14 Iraqis in 2007 and who is the brother of Education Secretary Congress about conducting an unsophisticated effort to connect the White House and the Kremlin, according to the redacted report of special counsel Steve Bannon and George Nader, a convicted pedophile who works for the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. ally, and reviewed text messages, emails and other relevant data. The report doesn’t explicitly say Prince lied under oath, which is in keeping with a so-called “queen for a day” immunity offered to those interviewed in the investigation. Mueller also did not indict Prince, as he did other associates of President sub-Saharan Africa ― …

Indian construction worker impaled through the head by an iron rod. He survived.

New Delhi, India (CNN)A worker in central India has made what doctors describe as a miraculous recovery after an iron rod impaled his skull in a horrific construction site injury. The rod had entered his right temporal region and exited through the left frontal lobe, missing a major blood channel by millimeters. “Fortunately, the rod did not pierce any major blood vessels in the brain,” Giri said. It took a team of six doctors at the Nagpur hospital to safely extract the rod from the man’s skull. He regained consciousness a few hours after surgery and suffered no brain trauma, doctors said. He is expected to be discharged later this week. “Patient is doing fine post-operatively and we are taking …

Man Shot Alongside Nipsey Hussle Jailed For Alleged Parole Violation

Nipsey Hussle has been arrested for allegedly violating his parole, the Los Angeles Police Department told HuffPost. Meanwhile, civil rights activists and his lawyer are calling for his release. Luis Patiño, a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, declined to give details on Lathan’s case to HuffPost, citing an ongoing investigation. Patiño referred HuffPost to LAPD Detective Nathan Kouri, who declined to provide any information, saying that Patiño’s is the only department that can explain why Lathan was arrested. served 25 years in prison. usually barred from maintaining contact with known gang members or people who were convicted of felonies. “Much like Nipsey Hussle, Mr. Lathan was a reformed gang member who was determined to make a …

Interior Dept. Watchdog Opens Ethics Probe Of New Agency Chief

Mary Kendall, the agency’s deputy inspector general, confirmed the probe in a The Office of Inspector General received seven complaints “from a wide assortment of complainants alleging various potential conflict of interest and other violations” by Bernhardt, Kendall wrote.  confirmed to the agency’s top post less than a week ago. He is among several Interior officials who have been accused of violating ethics rules and came under increased scrutiny after two recent New York Times articles showed he intervened to block a scientific report on the threat certain pesticides pose to endangered species and continued to lobby for a former client months after signing papers promising to cease such activity. “This is exactly why I wanted a delay in Bernhardt’s consideration. …

Lyft pulls electric bicycles in DC, NY and San Francisco after reports of brake issues

New York (CNN)Lyft has pulled from service all of its on-demand electric bicycles in New York, Washington DC and the San Francisco Bay area after some riders reported issues with the brakes. The company said it has been “hard at work on a new pedal-assist bike,” and the model will be rolled out soon.

‘I was put in school isolation 240 times’

‘Sit in silence’ In a letter to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, the teenager – who we are calling “Sophie” – said: “I decided I’d rather die than be in isolation because of the mood it left me in. “I felt alone and trapped at school for such a long time that I felt as though it would be best, as no-one seemed to care anyway.” Her mother, “Philippa”, estimates that her daughter was placed in an isolation booth at her secondary school more than 240 times in total – beginning in year seven but becoming more frequent in years 10 and 11. The 16-year-old spent every school day from mid-January to March this year in the room, the family …