NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump still has to contend with state and federal investigators in New York, even though special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation with no additional indictments.
Crypto exchange ShapeShift boss Erik Voorhees took to Twitter this morning to hit out at Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter Paul Vigna. Mr @paulvigna your work on crypto may not age well. Might I suggest sticking to your better talent of authoring books on The Walking Dead… itself a fitting label for the banks and financial institutions sponsoring and patronizing the @wsj #factsmatter https://t.co/1VHLCxfvbC — Erik Voorhees (@ErikVoorhees) March 23, 2019 Last year, the newspaper ran an article entitled “How Dirty Money Disappears Into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency.’ This claimed that ShapeShift had facilitated at least $9 million worth of money laundering over several years with “a parade of suspected criminals.” At ShapeShift’s request, CipherBlade carried out a review The post Your crypto work won’t age well, Erik Voorhees tells WSJ journo appeared first on Coin Rivet.
A cruise ship has suffered engine failure in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway and its 1,300 passengers will be evacuated, Norwegian police said on Saturday. The maritime rescue service said the Viking Sky was drifting toward land and had sent out a mayday signal. The ship belongs to Viking Ocean Cruises, part of the Viking Cruises group founded by Norwegian billionaire Torstein Hagen.
Personal details including individuals’ home addresses and bank account numbers -- data that exposes victims to potential identity theft and fraud -- were improperly given to a contractor hired by FEMA to provide temporary housing to victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and California wildfires in 2017, according to a memo released on Friday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General. FEMA provided more information than necessary to the vendor and has since taken steps to correct the error, FEMA spokeswoman Lizzie Litzow said in an emailed statement. In addition, there’s no indication that any of the 2.3 million people’s personal data has been compromised, she said.
The top military commander in Syria's autonomous Kurdish region urged Damascus on Saturday to choose the path of dialogue after his forces sealed a key victory over the Islamic State group. "We call on the central government in Damascus to prefer the process of dialogue," Mazloum Kobane, the overall commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces, said in a statement.
Bulgarian Justice Minister Tsetska Tsacheva resigned on Saturday following media reports that she and three other ruling center-right GERB party politicians have bought luxurious apartments at below market prices, the government's press office said. Tsacheva has denied any wrongdoing and asked the Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate the terms on which she had acquired a specious apartment in an upmarket Sofia neighborhood last year. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov accepted her resignation after meeting with her early on Saturday, the press office said in a statement.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max aircraft may not have been enough following the Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157 people, the chief of Ethiopian Airlines said Saturday.
Originally an offshoot of al Qaeda, IS took large swathes of Iraq and Syria from 2014, creating a theocracy known for beheadings and attacks by supporters in the West - but it was slowly beaten back to the village of Baghouz. "We announce today the destruction of the so-called Islamic State organization and the end of its ground control in its last pocket in Baghouz," Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) general commander Mazloum Abdi told a victory ceremony. SDF fighters, who besieged Baghouz for weeks while planes pounded from above, paraded in memory of 11,000 comrades killed in years of fighting against IS.
US Attorney General Bill Barr is expected to hand Congress as early as Saturday the key findings of the Russian meddling probe as Washington waits tensely to see if it implicates President Donald Trump in serious wrongdoing. Chronic tweeter Trump, who was at his Florida residence for the weekend, remained uncommonly silent after spending two years repeatedly labeling Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation an illegal witch hunt -- suggesting the White House has still not seen the report. Meanwhile Democrats in Congress, many of who are hoping for evidence to support a presidential impeachment, were pressing hard to ensure its full contents are made public, and not just a summary prepared by the Trump-appointed Justice Department chief.