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Conway: Obama's ATF decided not to regulate bump stocks

Thursday  18:15,   05 october 2017
CNN

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway blamed the Obama administration Thursday for not regulating bump fire stocks, which were used in the Las Vegas massacre. A bump stock is a device that enables semi-automatic rifles to fire rapidly like[...]

A new way to buy a home—crowdfunding the down payment with no money of your own

Thursday  16:55,   05 october 2017
CNBC

Mortgage lender CMG Financial recently introduced a crowdfunding platform for prospective homeowners.CMG Financial (CMGO), a mortgage lender, just launched HomeFundMe, the first online platform that allows borrowers to crowdfund the down payment on [...]

A new way to buy a home—crowdfunding the down payment with no money of your own

Thursday  16:55,   05 october 2017
CNBC

Mortgage lender CMG Financial recently introduced a crowdfunding platform for prospective homeowners.CMG Financial (CMGO), a mortgage lender, just launched HomeFundMe, the first online platform that allows borrowers to crowdfund the down payment on [...]

El Chapo wants to meet with ‘religious person’ while in jail

Thursday  16:20,   05 october 2017
New York Daily News

El Chapo could be finding religion in jail. The feds have said they will arrange for a Bureau of Prisons chaplain to visit Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman in his lower Manhattan jail, according to paperwork filed[...]

Secret Service Says It Does Not Have Complete Mar-A-Lago Visitor Logs

Thursday  16:20,   05 october 2017
MSN

In a filing late Wednesday night, a Secret Service official said that they do not have complete visitor logs for President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and that they are not aware of any system to keep track of visitors to the[...]

3 Special Forces Troops Killed and 2 Are Wounded in an Ambush in Niger

Thursday  11:08,   05 october 2017
The New York Times

The troops were on a routine patrol as part of a training exercise with troops from Niger, American military officials said. “We can confirm reports that a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger,” Lt. Cmdr.[...]

Four charged in slaying of 1-year-old Autumn Johnson, who was shot in her crib in Compton

Thursday  11:08,   05 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

After more than a year and a half, authorities have charged four men in connection with the 2016 killing of a 1-year-old girl who was shot in her crib in Compton, officials said Wednesday. The four suspects in the Feb. 9 killing of Autumn Johnson in [...]

Four charged in slaying of 1-year-old Autumn Johnson, who was shot in her crib in Compton

Thursday  11:08,   05 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

After more than a year and a half, authorities have charged four men in connection with the 2016 killing of a 1-year-old girl who was shot in her crib in Compton, officials said Wednesday. The four suspects in the Feb. 9 killing of Autumn Johnson in [...]

Kellyanne Conway Scrutinized for Taking Private Flights

Thursday  11:08,   05 october 2017
Newsweek

Conway had taken flights with Tom Price, who resigned as Health and Human Services secretary amid reports on the subject.Representative Elijah Cummings, the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to[...]

Google unveils new phones, speakers to counter Amazon, Apple

Thursday  11:07,   05 october 2017
Associated Press

Google on Wednesday unveiled new phones, smart speakers and other devices infused with artificial intelligence in its bid to claim the high ground against rivals Amazon and Apple. ___NEW PHONESThe second generation of Google's Pixel phones[...]

Kellyanne Conway Scrutinized for Taking Private Flights

Thursday  11:07,   05 october 2017
Newsweek

Conway had taken flights with Tom Price, who resigned as Health and Human Services secretary amid reports on the subject.Representative Elijah Cummings, the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to[...]

After Las Vegas, Talk Better Gun Policy and Avoid Second Amendment Debates

Thursday  11:07,   05 october 2017
U.S. News & World Report

After the Las Vegas shooting, don't argue about freedoms. Focus on policy.I understand the impulse. But it isn't[...]

Google unveils new phones, speakers to counter Amazon, Apple

Thursday  11:07,   05 october 2017
Associated Press

Google on Wednesday unveiled new phones, smart speakers and other devices infused with artificial intelligence in its bid to claim the high ground against rivals Amazon and Apple. ___NEW PHONESThe second generation of Google's Pixel phones[...]

After Las Vegas, Talk Better Gun Policy and Avoid Second Amendment Debates

Thursday  11:07,   05 october 2017
U.S. News & World Report

After the Las Vegas shooting, don't argue about freedoms. Focus on policy.I understand the impulse. But it isn't[...]

Cigna won't cover OxyContin prescriptions for 2018, as health insurer targets opioid abuse

Thursday  11:07,   05 october 2017
CNBC

Cancer patients and people in hospice who already have OxyContin prescriptions will continue to have the drug covered in 2018, Cigna said.At the same time, Cigna announced a contract with the maker of an oxycodone alternative to OxyContin that will[...]