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Gannett CEO: ‘Protecting journalism is the right thing to do’

Gannett CEO: ‘Protecting journalism is the right thing to do’

New Gannett is here. The merger between US newspaper giants Gannett and GateHouse closed on Tuesday, ushering in an era of cost-cutting, including layoffs, for the new entity composed of hundreds of local newsrooms. The combined company is retaining the Gannett name. Media advocates have feared the merger’s repercussions to local newsrooms since the deal…MORE

DOJ watchdog finds security risks in FBI handling of confidential sources

DOJ watchdog finds security risks in FBI handling of confidential sources

A Justice Department audit on how the FBI manages its confidential sources found security risks in the agency’s handling of communications with, and information from, its sources. The report, released by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General on Tuesday, examined the FBI’s confidential human source validation processes, a program to vet the credibility of…MORE

Mauricio Pochettino sacked by Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino sacked by Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur just six months after leading the club to the Champions League final. “The Club can today announce that Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have been relieved of their duties,” said Tottenham in a statement on Tuesday. The English Premier…MORE

Ex-envoy testifies he was ‘surprised’ by additional attempts to get Ukraine President to announce Biden probe

Ex-envoy testifies he was ‘surprised’ by additional attempts to get Ukraine President to announce Biden probe

Former US special envoy Kurt Volker told lawmakers Tuesday that he was “surprised” to learn there had been additional conversations about the Ukrainian President announcing an investigation into the President Donald Trump’s political rivals. Volker’s testimony before impeachment investigators is a key component of the House’s impeachment inquiry, as he was one of the so-called…MORE

READ: Tim Morrison’s opening remarks at impeachment hearing

READ: Tim Morrison’s opening remarks at impeachment hearing

As prepared for delivery: Chairman Schiff, Ranking Member Nunes, and Members of the Committee, I appear before you today under subpoena to answer your questions about my time as Senior Director for European Affairs at the White House and the National Security Council (“NSC”), as related to Ukraine and U.S. security sector assistance to that…MORE

The White House shifts description of Trump’s visit to Walter Reed

The White House shifts description of Trump’s visit to Walter Reed

The White House has offered shifting descriptions of President Donald Trump’s medical exam in the days since he made an unscheduled Saturday visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Trump and White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham initially billed Trump’s visit as the first part of the President’s annual physical. But two days later,…MORE

READ: Kurt Volker’s opening remarks at impeachment hearing

READ: Kurt Volker’s opening remarks at impeachment hearing

As prepared for delivery: Thank you very much for the opportunity to provide this testimony today. As you know, I was the first person to come forward to testify as part of this Inquiry. I did so voluntarily, and likewise voluntarily provided relevant documentation in my possession, in order to be as cooperative, clear and…MORE

Georgia teenager arrested in alleged plot to attack a black church

Georgia teenager arrested in alleged plot to attack a black church

A 16-year-old white girl was arrested after school officials and authorities discovered a plan to attack a black church in Gainvesville, Georgia, police said Tuesday. Gainesville High School resource officers were notified Friday by school administration “of a white female juvenile’s plans to cause harm to multiple people of a local church,” city police said…MORE

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