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Russian bankers sue BuzzFeed over unverified Trump dossier.

NEW YORK " The owners of a Russian bank filed a lawsuit against the online publication BuzzFeed on Friday for publishing an uncorroborated dossier that alleged they were part of a Russian scheme to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cuomo won't march in Puerto Rican parade, doesn't say why.

NEW YORK " New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that he is not marching in next month's Puerto Rican Day Parade but he did not directly address the controversy surrounding parade organizers' decision to honor a Puerto...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Homer Simpson inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. D'oh!.

Although it's no longer "America's favorite pastime," baseball is still at the heart of the county's popular culture and, along those lines, its Hall of Fame just hit a home run by adding Homer Simpson to its ranks. SEE ALSO: Oculus founder thinks this wild anime film is the likely future of AR On Saturday, the Baseball ...

- Mashable! - US

Russian oligarch asks for immunity to testify about Manafort.

A highly influential Russian oligarch has offered to testify to the U.S. Congress about his relationship with ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in exchange for immunity, according to New York Daily News.


Lobsterman shares his tale of 12 hours floating on his boots.

A New York lobsterman who fell out of his boat into the Atlantic Ocean and survived for 12 hours by floating on his boots is telling his story

- ABC News - US

Russian Bankers Sue BuzzFeed Over Unverified Trump Dossier.

NEW YORK — The owners of a Russian bank filed a lawsuit against the online publication BuzzFeed on Friday for publishing an uncorroborated dossier that alleged they were part of a Russian scheme to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan of Alfa Bank are seeking ...

- TPM News - US

Authorities: Cocaine plot included submarines, planes.

NEW YORK " Prosecutors in New York say a drug trafficker plotted to move U.S.-bound cocaine between South and Central America with submarines and planes.The U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn said Friday that Gustavo Bermudez-Vanegas...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump law firm calls alleged Bloom County letter a 'fake'.

NEW YORK " A law firm representing President Donald Trump is disputing internet reports that it sent a "cease and desist" letter to the creator of Bloom County.Emily M. Thall, director of business development & marketing for...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Jay Z's Tidal streaming service loses its 3rd CEO in 2 years.

NEW YORK " Jay Z's Tidal streaming service has lost its third CEO in two years.Tidal said Friday that Jeffrey Toig has left the company, which was launched in 2015. Toig joined Tidal in January 2016.The streaming service...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads.

NEW YORK " Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, says it is withdrawing from other opinion-based television programs.The company, which...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The company that Walmart bought for $3 billion just opened the 'grocery shop concept of the future' in NYC — here's what it's like.

See story here.NOW WATCH: Chinese inventors show off the gladiator robot they want to use to challenge the US' 'Megabot'

- Business Insider - US

Local journalist and storyteller Shirley Roberts launches Humans of Mallorca

New Facebook page based on Humans of New York The post Local journalist and storyteller Shirley Roberts launches Humans of Mallorca appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

- The Olive Press - ES

Take an inside look at the offices of Facebook, Twitter, and 9 more high-profile employers

Sarah Jacobs Who says offices have to be boring? Not everyone toils the day away in a drab cubicle farm. There are some pretty incredible offices out there. At Business Insider, we've gone on numerous virtual and in-person tours of amazing workspaces — including those of Facebook, Twitter, and Spotify. Here's a glimpse of ...

- Business Insider - US

The company that Walmart bought for $3 billion just opened the 'grocery shop concept of the future' in NYC — here's what it's like

See story here.NOW WATCH: LinkedIn's gorgeous San Francisco offices are unlike anything we've ever seen

- Business Insider - US

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister meets leaders of religious communities in United States

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met the leaders of religious communities of US, as part of his visit to New York, Azertac reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kyoko Sato: Curator inspired by New York's artistic energy

Kyoko Sato hit bottom soon after arriving in New York in 2002 to be with the man who was to become her husband . ...

- The Japan Times - JP

US stocks stand still after 6-day push to record highs

NEW YORK " U.S. stocks are little changed Friday afternoon in quiet trading ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. Household goods companies are rising as beauty products makers Ulta and Coty climb. Technology companies, which have...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

We went to Old Navy and saw why the brand is Gap's secret weapon

Shutterstock/Northfoto Old Navy has become Gap's saving grace. Gap Inc, the parent company of its namesake brand, Banana Republic, and Old Navy, has reported negative same-store sales growth for the past two years. Independently, however, the Old Navy brand has seen positive same-store sales growth for the past five years. ...

- Business Insider - US

Step aboard the USS Kearsarge, the US Navy workhorse that takes Marines to war

US Navy In US Navy history, just four ships have borne the name Kearsarge. The first, a Civil War sloop, sank the CSS Alabama off the coast of France in 1864. The next one, a battleship, sailed around the world with Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet. The third, an aircraft carrier, recovered astronauts from the sea ...

- Business Insider - US

Lobsterman shares his tale of 12 hours floating on his boots

MONTAUK, N.Y. — The darkest moment of John Aldridge's 12 terrifying hours of floating alone in the Atlantic Ocean came in the first moments after he was flung off his lobster boat.

- Billings Gazette - US

Henry David Thoreau's desk heads to NY for exhibit

CONCORD, Mass. — The simple desk on which Henry David Thoreau wrote "Walden" and "Civil Disobedience" has left Concord, Massachusetts, for the first time.

- Billings Gazette - US

Defense secretary references Manchester in West Point speech

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says this week's terror attack in Manchester, England, underscores the need for institutions like the U.S. Military Academy.

- Billings Gazette - US

US stocks slip as banks and technology companies decline

NEW YORK " U.S. stocks are slightly lower Friday as technology companies, which have led the market's recent rally, take some losses. Video game companies are slipping as Wall Street was disappointed by forecasts from GameStop....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A US attack on North Korea would be catastrophic — but the US might still do it

KRT via AP VideoAs North Korea draws ever closer to possessing a nuclear weapon that could hit the US mainland, President Donald Trump and his top military advisers must weigh whether or not they'd launch a preemptive strike on North Korea and risk potentially millions of lives in the process. But even though a US military ...

- Business Insider - US

The one-time office of a millionaire railroad executive has been reborn as one of New York's hottest bars

Sarah JacobsTucked inside New York City's Grand Central Terminal, away from the gazing tourists and hurried passengers, is a commuter's refuge called The Campbell. The newly opened bar and restaurant, run by The Gerber Group, serves classic cocktails in an old-timey space. The decor is an ode to the bar's storied past as a ...

- Business Insider - US

Did Jared Kushner propose a secret channel with Russia?

The Washington Post reports that the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and Russia. Intercepts of Russian communications reportedly reveal Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner made the ...


There's more to worry about at Etsy than just canceled internships

It's a weird time to be at Etsy , or not allowed to start there. The Brooklyn-based marketplace for handmade, unique, and artsy goods , once known as one of the best places to work in tech , replaced its CEO and laid off 8 percent of its staff in early May. Then this week, the company told some of its interns, scheduled ...

- Mashable! - US

Yankees fall despite strong performance from Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka threw seven-plus strong innings and had a major league career-high 13 strikeouts Friday, but it was not enough to stop the New York ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Ariana Grande plans Manchester show to benefit attack victims

NEW YORK, United States , Pop star Ariana Grande promised yesterday to return to Manchester to play a charity concert following a suicide attack at her show, as she urged fans to respond to the tragedy with love.In her first substantive comments since Monday's tragedy, the singer said she felt “uplift” by seeing ...

- - JM

Clinton delivers stinging attack on Trump at graduation speech

NEW YORK, United States , Hillary Clinton launched a stinging attack on Donald Trump yesterday, obliquely comparing him to former president Richard Nixon, who resigned in 1974 to escape impeachment, and savaging the Republican assault on fact-based politics.The defeated Democratic presidential nominee made her remarks in a ...

- - JM

Malaysia tourism forecast for Q2 suggests growth revival in US arrivals

NEW YORK, May 27 — Tourism Malaysia has projected that tourist arrivals from the United States to Malaysia will see a growth revival in the second quarter of this year. Its New York Office vice president Ahmad Johanif Mohd Ali said based on...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Feminism was seen as dirty word, not anymore, says Huma Qureshi

New Delhi, May 27 Huma Qureshi says "feminism is first seen as a dirty word", but the attitude towards it is slowly changing. The actress, who spoke about representation of women in media and gender equality at the UN headquarters in New York in March, feels feminism stands for equality for many. "I think worldwide, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

From Bitcoin to Big Business, Blockchain Technology Goes Mainstream

Bitcoin, the controversial digital currency, recently made headlines for reaching a record high valuation of more than $2,700, but perhaps the bigger growth potential lies in blockchain. The technology behind bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies is being explored by more conventional companies and businesses. VOA's Tina ...

- Voice of America - US

Tony Nominee Jenn Colella Came From Away – And Landed On Broadway

The first time I saw Come From Away, an early preview at the Schoenfeld Theatre, the musical had an air of optimism that set my critical faculties on alert: I had no idea how Broadway would respond to a musical that drew positive vibes, joyful music and, well, hope for mankind in a story set on September 11, 2001 and the ...

- - US

Debra Messing has a really long list of allergies

Will & Grace' diva Debra Messing issued a long list of banned items she is allergic to before gracing a magazine event in Manhattan.

- FOX News - US

Columbia law prof's age bias complaint is without basis, university contends in motion to dismiss

Columbia University is seeking dismissal of an age bias suit filed by a 78-year-old law professor who contends the school is pressuring him to retire…

- ABA Journal - US

Bethenny Frankel says she dated Alex Rodriguez

"Real Housewives of New York" star Bethenny Frankel confirmed she went on two dates with former New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez.

- UPI - US

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent crude oil prices tumble on OPEC production extension

Oil prices on the New York and London markets dropped about $2.50/bbl after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and major non-OPEC producers extended an existing agreement on production targets through first-quarter 2018.

- OGJ - US

Trump's adviser Jared Kushner under pressure on Russia reports

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, is under pressure after US media reports claimed he tried to establish a secret channel of communications between the Trump election campaign and the Russian government. Kushner discussed using Russian diplomatic properties to prevent US ...

- City AM - UK

Judge: UPS must pay $247M to NYC and state in cigarette case

NEW YORK " A federal judge on Thursday ordered delivery giant UPS Inc. to pay New York City and the state nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for illegally shipping cigarettes.U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Switch it up this year: Buy in May, till November stay

NEW YORK - "Sell in May and go away" is perhaps the oldest saw on Wall Street, but it appears there's no shortage of U.S. mutual funds doing exactly that this year.

- Reuters - US

Univision oculta la razón tras su retiro del Desfile Puertorriqueño de NY

Por fin Univision cedió a la presión, uniéndose a Goya, JetBlue, AT&T, la cerveza Corona, los Yankees de Nueva York, Coca-Cola, el New York Daily News al retirar su auspicio corporativo del Desfile Puertorriqueño de Nueva York. Pero, Univision al fin, no pueden darle la cara a sus televidentes para decirles la verdad ...

- NewsBusters - US

Turning #teampixel photography into an immersive art exhibit

For the next few weeks on the iconic High Line in New York, you can check out hundreds of images submitted by Pixel users from around the world. Together with Refinery29, we've created the Meadow, an immersive digital installation that celebrates the creativity of Pixel photographers. Shooting with one of the best ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

Trump budget dismays families hit by opioid addiction crisis

NEW YORK " He slept next to his son's ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump.In a hall packed with Iowa voters, the presidential candidate looked the middle-aged truck driver in the eye and vowed to fight...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

FBI probe of attempted hack on Trump Organization could pose problems for Trump

ABC News is reporting that the FBI opened an investigation into a potential cyberattack on the Trump Organization by overseas hackers. The probe included calling an "emergency session" with Trump sons Don Jr. and Eric, though Eric Trump claims they "absolutely weren't hacked." Law enforcement officials who spoke to ABC News ...

- Daily Kos - US

The Senate Democrats' 'hell-no' caucus takes shape, laying groundwork for 2020

Six senators who caucus with the Democrats have set themselves apart from the rest of their caucus when it comes to telling Donald Trump to take a long walk on a short pier. Politico is calling it the "hell-no caucus" and it includes the following senators, listed in ascending order based on how many Trump nominees they've ...

- Daily Kos - US

Quote of the Day: Pink Donut Boxes

From Peter Yen of Santa Ana Packaging, a manufacturer of donut boxes: Anytime you see a movie or sitcom set in New York and a pink doughnut box appears, you know it obviously took place in L.A. I did not know that! But it turns out that pink donut and pastry boxes are unique to Southern California.1 Why? Long story short, a ...

- Mother Jones - US

Turkish NBA star tweets 'you can't catch me' at arrest warrant report

ANKARA/NEW YORK - Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday expressed disdain on social media at reports that Turkey's government had issued a warrant for his arrest.

- Reuters - US

U.S. says Hezbollah associate pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy

- A Lebanese man accused of trying to use his ties to Hezbollah to further a scheme to launder drug money pleaded guilty on Friday in a Brooklyn, New York federal court to a U.S. money laundering conspiracy charge.

- Reuters - US

Sponsors abandon Puerto Rican parade in NY after nationalist honored

- Sponsors have been fleeing next month's National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City since organizers decided to honor an activist recently freed after more than three decades in prison for ties to a nationalist group that carried out more than 100 bombings in the 1970s and 1980s.

- Reuters - US