Trump: Iran will ‘suffer consequences’ if threats continue

– President Donald Trump said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will “suffer consequences” if he continues rhetoric that has been perceived as threatening to the United States. “To Iranian President Rouhani: Never, ever threaten the United States again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before,” Trump wrote […]

Zuckerberg tops Buffett on Bloomberg world’s richest list

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg topped Warren Buffett on Bloomberg’s list of the world’s richest people. Zuckerberg passed Buffett Friday as Facebook shares rose 2.4 percent, Bloomberg reported. Above Zuckerberg were Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in the No. 1 spot, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. The daily rankings of the world’s 500 richest people listed in […]

Facebook probing analytics firm with Russian ties

– Facebook said it is suspending an analytics firm that used social network data to assist the Russian government while it investigates. The Boston-based Crimson Hexagon has had contracts in recent years to analyze public Facebook data for the U.S. government and a Russian nonprofit tied to the Kremlin among other clients, The Wall Street […]

NTSB questions duck boat safety 20 years ago, recommendations ignored

– Removing canopies so passengers could escape easily during an emergency, adding backup buoyancy so boats could stay afloat if flooded and requiring passengers to wear life jackets are recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board 20 years ago to tourist “duck” boats. The NTSB spelled out additional safety measures in an accident report […]

Gunmen in custody after standoff at Los Angeles……

– A suspect being chased by Los Angeles police crashed his vehicle and ran into a Trader Joe’s store and opened fire, sending customers running for cover while the gunman barricaded himself inside. After a tense stand-off, Los Angeles police tweeted the situation was resolved successfully. “We have successfully taken the suspect into custody without […]

Cohen recorded conversation with Trump about payments to…

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, secretly recorded audio of a conversation between the two men about making payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with the president, Rudy Giuliani said Friday. In the 2-minute recording, Cohen and Trump can be heard discussing payments to Karen McDougal, who […]

Thunderstorms could hamper Yosemite firefighting efforts

California firefighters were worried erratic winds from expected thunderstorms near Yosemite National Park could hamper efforts to battle the Ferguson Fire, which increased to 17,319 acres Thursday. The blaze, which began Friday and quickly consumed brush and timber on the western edge of the park, was 5 percent contained as of late Wednesday, the South […]