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    Elon Musk has dramatically announced that he is pulling the plug on his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter. The world's wealthiest man had earlier stalled on the deal after claiming that he wanted his team to do 'due-diligence' over the amount of fake accounts on the social media giant. In a letter dropping the bombshell, Musk's legal team said that Twitter were in material breach of multiple provisions of the agreement.  One section of the letter reads: 'Twitter has not complied with its contractual obligations. For nearly two months, Mr. Musk has sought the data and information necessary to 'make an independent assessment of the prevalence of fake or spam accounts on Twitter's platform.'  Musk's legal team also accuses Twitter of ignoring and rejecting requests to data regarding fake accounts.   On the day of the announcement, Twitter's shares were down nearly five percent.    In June, Twitter's board voted unanimously to accept Musk's offer.  The news comes days after Musk confirmed that he secretly fathered twins with Neuralink director of operations, Shivon Zilis.  In a letter dropping the bombshell, Musk's legal...
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington on Feb. 23, 2022.Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images Charles Schwab agreed to pay $187 million to settle an SEC investigation into alleged hidden fees charged by the firm's robo-advisor, Schwab Intelligent Portfolios, according to an agency announcement on Monday. "Robo-advisor" is shorthand for a digital investment service that uses algorithms to judge how to allocate individuals' money among asset classes such as stocks, bonds and cash.   From March 2015 through November 2018, Schwab didn't disclose to clients that its robo-advisor allocated funds "in a manner that their own internal analyses showed would be less profitable for their clients under most market conditions," the SEC claimed. More from Personal Finance:401(k) savers will see a 'wake-up call' in their next statementWhat to know before you start investingThis rule of thumb shows how inflation impacts your savings As part of the settlement, three Schwab subsidiaries — Charles Schwab & Co., Charles Schwab Investment Advisory and Schwab Wealth Investment Advisory — agreed to pay a $135 million civil penalty and another $52 million in...
    Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, on Friday said he has been lied to by law enforcement about the facts around Tuesday's Uvalde school shooting, and said he was 'livid'.  Abbott on Wednesday defended the actions of the police and other local officials, emphasizing their heroics and insisting they prevented the situation from being far worse. Yet questions have been rapidly mounting about the actions of law enforcement - in particular, why they waited outside the school for an hour while Salvador Ramos, 18, was free inside the building to murder 19 children and two teachers. Initially police said that Ramos was wearing body armor and was confronted by an armed guard: on Thursday, they admitted that neither of those facts were true. They said Ramos was barricaded in a classroom, but it emerged on Wednesday night that the authorities had to get a key to open the door - leading to urgent questions as to why they didn't break it down.  And they said the delay in entering the school was because they were waiting for negotiators - an...
    President-elect Vladimir Putin ahead of being sworn-in as President of Russia at St Andrew's Hall of the Moscow Kremlin.Mikhail Metzel | TASS via Getty Images Russia's Kremlin has rebuffed claims made by the U.S. that President Vladimir Putin felt he was "misled" by his military commanders over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. "To our regret and even concern neither the Department of State nor the Pentagon have authentic information about what is happening in the Kremlin," Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters at a briefing Thursday. "They just do not understand what is happening in the Kremlin, they do not understand Russian President Vladimir Putin, they do not understand the mechanism of decision-making and they do not understand the style of our work," Peskov added, according to state news agency TASS. "This is not just regrettable. It causes our concern, because such utter misunderstanding results in wrong decisions, in careless decisions that have very bad consequences."Read morePutin's strength now looks like his main weakness, with people too scared to challenge himThe comments came after a declassified U.S. intelligence assessment released Wednesday suggested...
    A Ukrainian restauranteur shared his frustrations with the effects Russian propaganda was having within his own family during an interview with Jim Acosta, telling the CNN Newsroom host that his father did not believe him that Russia was bombing Ukrainian cities. In a now-viral Feb. 27 Instagram post, Misha Katsurin shared a photo with his father and wrote (according to Google Translate), “Goebbels would appreciate that my own father doesn’t believe me.” He described his father, who works as a security guard for a Russian monastery, as “a deeply religious person” and someone who frequently called him, but had not yet reached out since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had begun. Katsurin wrote that he described the invasion to his father, but he “replied that this was nonsense, there was no war, and the Russians were saving us from the Nazis, who were making human shields out of civilians. He also said that Russian soldiers give Ukrainian soldiers food and warm clothes.” “My own father does not believe me, knowing that I am here and see everything with my own eyes,...
    THE US misled Americans and its allies for more than 20 years over Afghanistan as Washington never really had a “plan”, an expert says. The military is scrambling to meet Joe Biden's August 31 deadline but there are fears that Washington's "schizophrenic" foreign policy could see troops return in the future. 6The US 'never really had a plan' over Afghanistan, an expert saysCredit: Splash 6It's feared that security concerns in the war-torn country could see troops returned after Biden's August 31 deadlineCredit: AP 6Dozens of casualties were reported after the deadly blasts in Kabul on August 26Credit: Twitter More than 80,000 Americans have been hastily evacuated since August 14 - the day before the Afghan capital Kabul fell in the hands of the Taliban. Biden has been criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for the evacuation but Adam Weinstein, of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, thinks several US administrations have “mismanaged” the entire war. He told The Sun: “The US government misled its own citizens and in some cases its partners throughout the last 20 years. "It...
    Michael Jackson's lawyer claims disgraced Diana interviewer Michael Bashir also 'misled' and 'duped' the pop star and 'induced' him to admit sharing a bed with children. The attorney, Brian Oxman, claimed in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com that while Bashir was 'not evil', his 'careless actions' were fueled by ambition and began a fatal downward spiral for the star. Bashir's interview with Jackson was aired in the explosive 2003 documentary Living with Michael Jackson on British channel ITV. The documentary was credited with sparking a child sex abuse prosecution against the star, in which Bashir testified. Jackson was acquitted of all charges in 2005. Oxman is now calling for an investigation by ITV, similar to a recent inquiry into Bashir's landmark BBC interview with Princess Diana in which she candidly admitted to cheating on Prince Charles, prompting a scandal and royal family crisis. The inquiry, run by UK lawmaker Lord Dyson at a cost of $2million to the corporation, found Bashir fabricated bank statements and lied to convince Diana to talk.  Martin Bashir's 2003 interview with Michael Jackson was...
    PRINCE Harry reportedly misled the Queen to get approval for his explosive TV series with Oprah Winfrey that is a "personal attack on the royal family". The Queen is said to have given Harry her blessing for his new Apple TV series after she was given a "misleading" pitch saying it would be about soldiers' mental health. ???? Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates 6The Queen reportedly gave Prince Harry her blessing for his TV series with Oprah Winfrey after she was given a misleading pitchCredit: Apple TV+ 6The Queen is understood to have given her blessing after Harry told her in 2018 that he wanted to work with OprahCredit: AP:Associated Press 6But sources have said Harry gave the Queen a 'misleading' pitch about the seriesCredit: AP:Associated Press A Royal Family source claimed that the Queen and Prince Charles are "absolutely gobsmacked" after Harry used the show to launch "personal attacks" on his family. The Queen, 95, is understood to have given her blessing after Harry, 36, told her in 2018 that he wanted to work with Oprah on a documentary...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman who took out a loan trying to save her small business during the pandemic now says that loan could cause her to shut down. The owner just found out she owes thousands more dollars than she expected. READ MORE: City Halts Vaccine Supply For Loretto Hospital For Giving Shots To Ineligible Trump Tower Workers, Judges, CEOs Church CBS 2’s Tara Molina is Working for Chicago, helping people navigate these challenging times. She reports that owner says she just can’t afford to pay it all back. She’s on the hook for $36,000 today. Money she says she doesn’t have, and can’t be forgiven, all because of what she calls bad communication with the bank she turned to for help. Amy, who wasn’t comfortable sharing her last name, built Yazz Jazz Music and Productions from the ground up. “My business specializes in providing musicians, DJs, and bands for live events and weddings, social events,” she said. When the pandemic hit, her business crumbled overnight. Forced to cancel more than 60 events, Amy said she turned to the...
    President Biden addressed the nation Thursday night and made some claims that weren't entirely true.  In his speech, Biden claimed that Covid-19 has taken more American lives 'than World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War and 9/11 combined.' According to the CDC, 527,726 Americans have so far died from coronavirus - a number that is less than the 580,000 lives lost during the events mentioned by Biden.  Throughout the 24 minute address, Biden touted his administration's vaccine rollout and made misleading claims of the timeliness of Trump's response to the virus and the number of vaccines the former president's administration ordered.  Biden gave his first prime time address on Thursday night, declaring that all American adults would be able to have their first vaccine dose by May 1  According to the CDC, 527,726 Americans have so far died from coronavirus - a number than is less than the 580,000 lives lost during the events mentioned 'As of now, total deaths in America, 527,726. That's more deaths than in World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War and...
    The two Republicans on Wayne County’s elections board who changed their votes to certify the county’s results on the condition of an audit now say that they were misled by the Democratic vice chair, who originally promised that one would occur but now says that their compromise was non-binding. In separate affidavits signed Wednesday night, Monica Palmer and William Hartmann claimed that they were pressured to flip and vote to certify Wayne County’s election, and accused Democrats of going back on a promise to audit the vote count in Detroit. “I rescind my vote,” Palmer wrote in the affidavit. “I fully believe the Wayne County vote should not be certified.” Hartmann signed a similar affidavit, according to The Washington Post. Though Palmer and Hartmann originally voted against certifying the results for all of Wayne County, the most populous county in Michigan, their initial qualms had to do with election disparities in Detroit. The two said that the official list of who voted did not match the number of ballots counted, but agreed to certify the results after Jim Kinloch, the...
              Even more emails are coming that reveal how Nashville Mayor John Cooper and members of his staff mishandled the COVID-19 emergency, Metro Council Member At-Large Steve Glover told The Tennessee Star Wednesday. This, on the same week that the Nashville-based FOX 17 published emails showing that Cooper’s staff downplayed the number of COVID-19 cases coming from the city’s bars and restaurants. Cooper later ordered those bars and restaurants closed. “Candidly, Cooper’s level of transparency on this will get an F from me. They pretend like there was [transparency]. But there really wasn’t,” Glover said. “There are more emails coming.” Glover, when asked, would not share more details. Members of Cooper’s staff did not return our request for comment. This week FOX 17 showed how Cooper’s senior advisor Benjamin Eagles, preceding a July 2 press conference, wanted public officials to suppress the correct number of COVID-19 cases originating out of bars and restaurants. “Remember, this was an important press conference: the mayor was about to shut down bars and move restaurants back to 50 percent...
    CNN published a fact-check detailing “an avalanche of lies” told by President Donald Trump, and has now been forced to correct one of the few strikes they identified against former Vice President Joe Biden. Fact-checker Daniel Dale and other CNN staff published a fact-checking overview of Tuesday night’s first presidential debate in Cleveland that opened by noting that “The first 2020 presidential debate Tuesday night in Cleveland featured an avalanche of lies from President Donald Trump — while Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was largely accurate in his statements, though he did make some false or misleading claims.” What follows that opening statement is a litany of 15 false or misleading statements by Trump, and only one false statement by Biden — as well as another that was judged to be in need of context. Three of Biden’s claims were evaluated and found to be true, but that doesn’t include Biden’s multiple true objections to things Trump said. The fact-checking score wasn’t always quite so lopsided, though. One of Biden’s “True” claims was initially and falsely deemed “misleading,” before...
    The Justice Department on Tuesday has said it will team up with the Securities and Exchange Commission to probe whether electric truck start-up Nikola misled investor with exaggerated claims about its technology. Investigators from the Southern District of New York in Manhattan will join the SEC in examining the company, according to The Wall Street Journal.  Federal investigators are examining whether Nikola, which manufactures electric and hydrogen-powered semi-trucks, misrepresented facts about progress it had made in developing the much-touted technology.  Nikola declined comment when asked by the Journal if it had been contacted by the SEC. 'When we have something to disclose, we will,' a company spokesperson said.  Shares in Nikola sank by more than 8 per cent on Tuesday after the short-selling research house which has alleged the electric truckmaker misled investors over its technology said the company had failed to address most of its queries. Nikola, the start-up company that is working on producing electric semi-trucks, is being probed by the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the Justice Department, it was reported on Tuesday ...
    During the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump and White House medical officials, including the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, gave the same “expectations” about COVID-19 “that we’re reading now in the Woodward book that everybody is so surprised about,” The Hill's media reporter Joe Concha told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday. Concha made the point, citing quotes from Trump and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in March and April, in response to newly released audio of President Trump telling The Washington Post's Bob Woodward in February that the coronavirus was "deadly" -- even as he publicly played down the effects of the spreading pandemic. “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed,” Trump told Woodward during a Feb. 7 call. “And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu.” “This is deadly stuff,” the president said. Though this conversation happened in February, it was not reported until now. VideoAt that time, Trump was saying that the contagion was no more virulent than the...
    Top government infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci dismissed allegations, shared by President Trump on Twitter, that he "misled" the public about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus therapy. “I go along with the with the [Food and Drug Administration],” Fauci said on Good Morning America Tuesday. “The overwhelming prevailing clinical trials that have looked at the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine have indicated that it is not effective in coronavirus disease.” Trump retweeted a series of endorsements of hydroxychloroquine Monday evening, all of which said that the use of the drug could save hundreds of thousands of lives if utilized to treat COVID-19. One of Trump's retweets came from a podcast from Steve Bannon, a former White House strategist, in which a guest said that Fauci had "misled" the American public on hydroxychloroquine. The FDA has said that the drug is not effective in treating COVID-19 and that its benefits do not outweigh the risks. Twitter removed one of Trump’s retweets, a video that showed doctors gathered in front of the Supreme Court in Washington to praise...
    A Tesla Model S car equipped with AutopilotDavid Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla misled consumers on the abilities of its automated driving systems, a Munich court has ruled.  The Center for Protection Against Unfair Competition — a non-profit that filed the lawsuit — accused Tesla of promising customers more than it could actually deliver. The court agreed with the fair competition watchdog, Wettbewerbszentrale, which is supported by industry associations, chambers and individual companies in several industries. They also banned Tesla Germany from including "full potential for autonomous driving" and "autopilot inclusive" in its advertising materials at this time, including on its website where it sells the cars, according to Reuters. Tesla can appeal the court ruling. The company did not immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment.  "A legal framework for autonomous inner-city driving doesn't even exist yet in Germany," Andreas Ottofuelling, a lawyer for the group, said in a press statement. "And other functions aren't working yet as advertised." Tesla's Autopilot is akin to the advanced driver-assistance systems featured in many cars on the market today....
    Alex Henderson June 27, 2020 12:18PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Although some GOP governors have joined their Democratic counterparts in aggressively promoting social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic — including Maryland's Larry Hogan and Massachusetts' Charlie Baker — President Donald Trump and much of the right-wing media, from Fox News to AM talk radio, have failed to take the crisis seriously. And according to Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham, some recent studies offer a damning indictment of right-wing media coverage of the pandemic. "In recent weeks," Ingraham explains, "three studies have focused on conservative media's role in fostering confusion about the seriousness of the coronavirus. Taken together, they paint a picture of a media ecosystem that amplifies misinformation, entertains conspiracy theories and discourages audiences from taking concrete steps to protect themselves and others. The end result, according to one of the studies, is that infection and mortality rates are higher in places where one pundit who initially downplayed the severity of the pandemic — Fox News' Sean Hannity — reaches the largest audiences." : One of those studies...
    Although some GOP governors have joined their Democratic counterparts in aggressively promoting social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic — including Maryland’s Larry Hogan and Massachusetts’ Charlie Baker — President Donald Trump and much of the right-wing media, from Fox News to AM talk radio, have failed to take the crisis seriously. And according to Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham, some recent studies offer a damning indictment of right-wing media coverage of the pandemic. “In recent weeks,” Ingraham explains, “three studies have focused on conservative media’s role in fostering confusion about the seriousness of the coronavirus. Taken together, they paint a picture of a media ecosystem that amplifies misinformation, entertains conspiracy theories and discourages audiences from taking concrete steps to protect themselves and others. The end result, according to one of the studies, is that infection and mortality rates are higher in places where one pundit who initially downplayed the severity of the pandemic — Fox News’ Sean Hannity — reaches the largest audiences.” One of those studies was published by the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, whose chief editor, Irene...
    Want to know why the police reform bill died in the Senate this week? Because, with the exception of must-pass government funding bills, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't know how to actually legislate in any instance that doesn't involve him pulling a shifty procedural move in order to pass things on a party line basis. There is a formula for passing difficult legislation through the Senate—it involves bipartisan talks and inclusion in crafting the original legislation. Back in 2013, that's exactly how the bipartisan immigration bill managed to clear the Democratic-led Senate (even though the GOP-led House refused to even consider it). The bipartisan "Group of 8" spent months debating a very complex set of policies in order to come to consensus. But McConnell is either fundamentally incapable or just patently unwilling to engage in that kind of give and take, and reporters should be ethically bound to explain that to readers rather than telling them, as most did, that talks simply broke down.  No, talks didn't break down. There were no talks—just Republicans crafting their own bill and then demanding that...
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