At first, I wasn’t sure I wanted to read Ronan Farrow’s book. AdvertisementNow I know, in painful detail, thanks to Farrow and “Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.”And you should too. Ronan Farrow live Ronan Farrow in conversation with Times Deputy Managing Editor Julia Turner about “Catch and Kill. The Los Angeles Times Book Club and the Ideas Exchange hostin conversation with Times Deputy Managing Editor Julia Turner about “Catch and Kill. The NBC that Farrow portrays in “Catch and Kill” is the definition of a hostile workplace.
October 16, 2019 14:03 UTC
Disgraced “Today” anchor Matt Lauer allegedly had an affair with a famed and well-respected broadcaster, the New York Post is exclusively told, representing a “clear imbalance of power.”The woman signed a nondisclosure agreement when she left NBC. Farrow reports that the unnamed former NBC broadcaster claimed Lauer and another NBC exec propositioned her and made lewd comments about her during broadcasts. When she left, NBC forced her to sign a nondisclosure agreement that waived her right to sue and banned her from making disparaging comments about the network, the book states. RONAN FARROW RECALLS MATT LAUER'S RESPONSE AFTER TELLING NBC ANCHOR HE WAS WORKING ON 'SEXUAL HARASSMENT' STORYLauer has strenuously denied any wrongdoing. NBC News president Noah Oppenheim said in a staff memo Monday that no records had been found of inappropriate messages from Lauer to the woman Farrow mentioned, and said she signed a standard NDA.
October 16, 2019 13:16 UTC
A prank call by Russian deejays fished in Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., but a Republican challenging him for his House seat doesn't think the call, in which Schiff expressed eagerness to get "compromising material" on President Trump, is a laughing matter. However, in reality, the then-ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee was conversing with someone far from the political powers of Kiev. He attempts to mask his wrongdoing by, on numerous occasions, mentioning that he will work with the FBI,” Hollis asserted in the letter. “In so doing, Rep. Schiff is attempting to involve the FBI in his corrupt attempt to obtain dirt on President Trump. Schiff is out there with his dog and pony show,” Hollis added.
October 16, 2019 12:56 UTC
Piranhas are notorious for their razor-sharp teeth, but a new study of the dangerous fish has surprised researchers, revealing just how remarkable their teeth actually are. The research notes that the fearsome fish, which are omnivores, are able to regenerate rows of teeth simultaneously. The teeth are also interlocked, which makes them act as a single unit, researchers discovered. So, piranhas are never toothless even though they are constantly replacing dull teeth with brand new sharp ones." Piranhas regenerate their teeth multiple times throughout their lives.
October 16, 2019 12:33 UTC
“I felt that, frankly, the New York Times reporters seem to be new to the issue of confidential settlements,” she continued. They’re not helping other women,’ ” Allred said. “I don’t want women to feel that they always have to sacrifice themselves for something called the greater good. “They get paid to write their stories for the New York Times, last time I checked. (Justin Lane / EPA)AdvertisementAllred would not comment on the New York Times reporters’ revelations about her daughter, attorney Lisa Bloom.
October 16, 2019 12:02 UTC
But when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan decided to move into northeastern Syria, Trump ordered U.S. troops out of the way. And it gives a clear glimpse of his foreign policy to come. Advertisement“Trump’s starting point and defining emotion on foreign policy is anger — not at America’s enemies, but at its friends,” Wright wrote. “That shows you the power of strength.”And in a 2000 book on foreign policy, Trump bluntly proposed U.S. withdrawal from NATO, an idea he has frequently returned to. They have a choice to make: Speak up for their convictions, or watch U.S. foreign policy erode.
October 16, 2019 12:00 UTC
British domestic politics can be unforgiving, as Johnson’s predecessor Theresa May learned after making a deal with Brussels only to have it defeated three times in Parliament. ADADThe key sticking point in the closed-door talks in Brussels was the future of Northern Ireland, which will depart the E.U. saying Northern Ireland would have to remain tightly aligned with its own rules. The most hard-line Brexiteers, known as the “Spartans,” may also rise up against any deal that crosses their red lines. ADArlene Foster, the DUP leader, visited Johnson again on Tuesday night, and before entering 10 Downing promised she would “do what’s best for the union.”
October 16, 2019 11:48 UTC
California billionaire Tom Steyer spent $47 million during the first three months of his presidential bid — a jaw-dropping sum that places him on track to join the biggest self-funding political candidates in American history. She has $10.5 million cash on hand. Sanders raised $28 million, spent $21.6 million and has $33.7 million cash on hand, according to the reports. Warren raised $24.7 million and spent $18.7 million, with $25.7 million in the bank. He raised $19.2 million, spent $18.5 million and has $23.4 million in the bank.
October 16, 2019 11:26 UTC
In this note we discuss how does the coal freight business compare for the three railroad companies. You can view our interactive dashboard analysis ~ How Does Coal Freight Business Compare For The Leading U.S. Railroad Companies? Coal Freight Revenues Have Largely Declined Over The Last Five YearsTrefisUnion Pacific’s coal freight revenues declined from $4.1 billion in 2014 to $2.7 billion in 2018. CSX Corporation’s coal freight revenues declined from $2.8 billion in 2014 to $2.2 billion in 2018. As such, any significant growth in coal freight revenues is unlikely in the near to medium term.
October 16, 2019 11:26 UTC
BuyBuyBaby Pleasant Hill, CA Courtesy of Decorist by Carol VaziriIn 2017 Bed Bath & Beyond quietly acquired the online interior design service Decorist for an undisclosed amount. Decorist was born, offering a quick and affordable solution to interior design challenges through a virtual design service. Only recently has the company’s BuyBuyBaby arm made Decorist’s design services part of the in-store shopping experience, though Decorist design services are offered on Bed Bath & Beyond’s website. Professional interior design made easyOverall interior designers account for some $78 billion in product recommendations annually, according to the most recent American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2019 Outlook and State of Interior Design report. Decorist is disrupter-in-chief in the interior design industryAs a pioneer in online interior design services, Hansen doesn’t see Decorist or other online services as disruptors to the industry but a welcome alternative that will help the entire interior design industry grow.
October 16, 2019 11:26 UTC
But a short time later, on Sunday night, the man returned and this time, Mr. Westerbeek decided to find out his story. As the bearded man in the dated outfit quickly gulped down five beers, he said that for the last nine years, he and his siblings had barely seen the outside world. Instead, they were mostly confined to a small room in a Dutch farmhouse on the outskirts of the village of Ruinerwold “waiting for the end of days,” Mr. Westerbeek told Dutch reporters. “He said he was the oldest and wanted to end the way they were living,” Mr. Westerbeek said. By Monday, after the police went to the farmhouse and found the family living in strangely isolated conditions, the bearded man’s story had spread far and wide.
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October 16, 2019 11:03 UTC
Scientists are continuing to study whether big earthquakes can continue to rupture through the creeping section of the San Andreas. 1838, northern San Andreas fault, magnitude 7.4: Damage was reported from San Francisco to Santa Clara, fault likely ruptured between Woodside on the peninsula south of San Francisco to Watsonville. 1857, southern San Andreas fault, magnitude 7.8: Ruptured fault from southernmost Monterey County to Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County; damage was reported from Monterey County to Los Angeles County. 1890, northern San Andreas fault, magnitude 6.8: East of Watsonville; damage was reported in San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. 1906, northern San Andreas fault, magnitude 7.8: Great San Francisco earthquake; the San Andreas produced shaking waves from a long stretch of the fault, from Mendocino County to San Benito County.
October 16, 2019 11:02 UTC
Scotty Bowers was Hollywood’s sexual matchmaker during its golden era, a time when its famous stars — both straight and gay — had to keep their private lives tucked in the shadows. A former U.S. Marine, gas station attendant and bartender, Bowers — known as Hollywood’s “male madame” — claimed to have slept with and set up some of Tinseltown’s biggest names. Advertisement“I never did think it was a good thing,” Bowers told The Times in 2018 about people being forced to hide their sexuality. West Hollywood gave Bowers a proclamation in 2018 for his contributions to LGBTQ history. “[Bowers is] a sexual outlaw who has lived to see times change,” Tyrnauer told The Times last year.
October 16, 2019 10:52 UTC
"Does the owner of a home need to disclose to a guest?” Osterloh reflected on when asked about the privacy implications of smart speakers catching a visitor unaware. An equivalent for smart speakers might become necessary, although the lack of line of sight (as seen with cameras) will make this less likely to make much difference. The series of “eavesdropping” revelations that hit in the summer raised an obvious but albeit neglected privacy concern with such “always listening” devices. This integration of digital assistants into other kit, be that speakers, smart devices, computers or car, has become a theme. There is a fundamental difference between pressing a button on a phone or other device and having “always listening” devices dotted around your life.
October 16, 2019 10:41 UTC
A Bernie Sanders presidency could be very bad news for U.S. billionaires. While Elizabeth Warren would levy taxes of up to 62% on America's wealthiest individuals, Sanders would go a step further according to professors Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman from the University of California, Berkeley. Notably, Sanders would tax the vast majority of income groups at a lower rate than the current tax system. Things really start to get interesting when it comes to the top 1% of earners, however, where the tax rate spikes to 53%. Both Sanders and Warren have made wealth taxes core aspects of their campaigns and such taxes have proven historically popular with voters.
October 16, 2019 10:41 UTC