- Politics The Week
Former CIA Director John Brennan is very disturbed by a new report from The New York Times, which says last week, members of the House Intelligence Committee were warned by an aide to Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire that Russia is actively meddling in the 2020 campaign in order to get President Trump re-elected."We are now in a full-blown national security crisis," Brennan said. "By trying to prevent the flow of intelligence to Congress, Trump is abetting a Russian covert operation to keep him in office for Moscow's interests, not America's." Brennan served as CIA director from 2013 to 2017.The briefing was delivered by Shelby Pierson, one of Maguire's aides known for her blunt delivery, the Times reports. When Trump found out about the briefing, he was livid, and complained that the committee's chair, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), will "weaponize" the intelligence against him, a person with knowledge of the matter told the Times. On Wednesday, Trump announced Maguire is being replaced by U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, a Trump loyalist.More stories from theweek.com Trump's intelligence shakeup is reportedly tied to his loathing for Adam Schiff, bond with Devin Nunes The growing crisis in cosmology USDA predicts China will buy $14 billion in goods from U.S. farmers, probably not the promised $40 billion
- Celebrity INSIDER
Steven Spielberg's daughter gave a tell-all interview about being sexually abused by 'predators' growing up and her aspirations to be a sex worker
Mikaela Spielberg, 23, told The Sun she liked being able to "satisfy" other people and having control over her own body.
- World The Independent
‘I want Matt Hancock to look at this photograph’: Mother releases picture of her cradling stillborn baby who died because of NHS maternity failings
With a tear rolling down her cheek, Stephanie Broadley holds her baby son Beau for the first and final time.Beau had been stillborn minutes before the photograph was taken, after avoidable mistakes by midwives at the hospital in Grimsby.
- U.S. Associated Press
A California prison inmate confessed in a letter that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars just hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, a newspaper chain reported Thursday. Jonathan Watson, 41, confessed in the letter to the Bay Area News Group in Northern California that he clubbed both men in the head on Jan. 16 at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran. “We can't comment on an active investigation," Dana Simas, spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, wrote in an email.
- Politics Refinery 29 UK
Sen. Bernie Sanders has been arrested in his share of protests over the years. The Senator from Vermont and current presidential candidate has been a vocal proponent of non-violent direct action in pursuit of justice - he even hired one of the activists protesting rival candidate Vice President Joe Biden as an Iowa caucus organiser.
- U.S. Business Insider
A Google manager has been arrested and charged with murder after his wife was reported missing in Hawaii
His wife, a Microsoft business program manager, was reported missing Tuesday while the Seattle couple was vacationing in Hawaii.