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Salman Rushdie's recovery is "headed in the right direction," his agent told The New York Times Sunday. Rushdie was stabbed 10 times in an attack reports say may be linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. Rushdie was attacked Friday as he took the stage to give a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. "The road to recovery has begun," Andrew Wylie, Rushdie's literary agent, said in a text message to The New York Times. "A 24-year-old born in the United States did not come up with Salman Rushdie as a target on his own," a Middle Eastern intelligence official told VICE World News.
Persons: Salman, Rushdie, Khomeini, , Salman Rushdie, Andrew Wylie, Zafar Rushdie, Hadi Matar, Muhammad, Matar Organizations: New York Times, Revolutionary Guard Corps, Service, Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, Chautauqua Institution, CNN, NBC News New, Iranian Armed Forces, Islam, NATO Locations: New York, NBC News New York, New Jersey, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United States
Phil Mudd said threats against law enforcement resemble the period leading up to the Capitol attack. Threats have escalated as Republicans lash out against the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago. Mudd appeared on CNN Sunday to discuss the aftermath of the unprecedented FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's residence. The man was also believed to have been at the Capitol on January 6, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The Justice Department is investigating possible violations of three laws related to the handling of government documents, including the Espionage Act.
Persons: Phil Mudd, , Mudd, Donald Trump's, baselessly, CNN's Jim Acosta, Trump Organizations: FBI, CIA, Service, Capitol, CNN, FBI's National Security Branch, Republican, Trump, Associated Press, Justice, National Archives Locations: Mar, South Asia, America, Phoenix , Arizona, Cincinnati , Ohio
George Conway said the DOJ's probe of documents found at Mar-a-Lago could land Trump in jail. On CNN, Conway called the probe the "shortest distance between Trump and an orange jumpsuit." "I think the shortest distance between Donald Trump and an orange jumpsuit is this investigation with the documents," Conway said. When asked by Acosta why he thought Trump was holding on to those documents, Conway suggested there was "no valid reason." In a separate interview on CNN on Saturday, Conway also slammed those defending Trump, calling them "basically desperate."
Persons: George Conway, Conway, , Donald Trump, Department's, CNN's Jim Acosta, Trump, we've, Acosta, Erin Burnett, we'd Organizations: Trump, CNN, Service, Trump's, Mar, FBI, Justice, National Archives Locations: Mar, Florida
Hong Kong (CNN Business) China's central bank cut interest rates on Monday as new data showed the economy losing steam last month because of renewed Covid lockdowns and a deepening property downturn. The People's Bank of China reduced the main rate at which it provides short-term liquidity to banks, from 2.1% to 2%. The central bank also cut the rate of its one-year lending facility from 2.85% to 2.75% in order to "maintain reasonable and sufficient liquidity in the banking system," it said in a statement. It was the first time since January that those rates had been cut. The move took investors by surprise.
Persons: Covid, Julian Evans, Pritchard Organizations: CNN, People's Bank of, Capital Economics Locations: Hong Kong, People's Bank of China, China
Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding invested in Russian energy groups Gazprom (GZPFY), Rosneft and Lukoil between Feb. 22 and March 22, it said on Twitter on Sunday. Many Western nations have imposed sanctions on Russian energy firms and their executives following Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. The Kingdom Holding investments fall within the company's 12.8 billion riyal ($3.4 billion) three-year investment program, the company added. Kingdom Holding said it invested 1.37 billion riyals ($365 million) in Gazprom and 196 million riyals ($52 million) in Rosneft on Feb. 22, and 410 million riyals ($109 million) in Lukoil from Feb. 22 to March 22. Kingdom Holding is mostly owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, but Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), took a 16.87% stake in the company in May.
Persons: Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Read Organizations: Holding, Gazprom, Twitter, Public Investment Fund Locations: Saudi Arabia's, Ukraine, Gazprom, Rosneft, Lukoil, Saudi
REUTERS/Marco Bello/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The FBI and U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have warned law enforcement agencies of an increase in threats following a search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home last week. "The FBI and DHS have observed an increase in threats to federal law enforcement and, to a lesser extent, other law enforcement and government officials following the FBI's recent execution of a search warrant in Palm Beach, Florida," the bulletin said, according to a CBS report. U.S. agencies have identified "multiple articulated threats and calls for the targeted killing of judicial, law enforcement, and government officials associated with the Palm Beach search, including the federal judge who approved the Palm Beach search warrant." read moreThe FBI declined to confirm the existence of the bulletin on Sunday, but said "The FBI is always concerned about violence and threats of violence to law enforcement." Let’s be clear: this is the direct result of irresponsible, inflammatory rhetoric demonizing law enforcement from right-wing politicians and commentators."
Persons: Donald Trump's Mar, Trump, Marco Bello, Donald Trump's, Republican Trump, Jonathan Greenblatt, David Shepardson, David Lawder, Heather Timmons, Grant McCool Organizations: FBI, REUTERS, U.S Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Reuters, CNN, NBC, CBS,, Republican, Justice Department, Trump, Gestapo, Defamation League, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Palm Beach , Florida, U.S, Donald Trump's Florida, Cincinnati , Ohio
Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower the day after FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago Palm Beach home, in New York City, U.S., August 9, 2022. A search warrant released last week after the unprecedented search showed that Trump had 11 sets of classified documents at his home, and that the Justice Department had probable cause to conduct the search based on possible Espionage Act violations. "The Justice Department should "show that this was not just a fishing expedition, that they had due cause to go in and to do this, that they did exhaust all other means," Rounds said. The Department of Justice did respond to a request for comment on the FBI affidavit. "This is going to be up to the Justice Department to make a decision about what happened here, why it happened, and if it rises to the level of a crime," Klobuchar said.
Persons: Donald Trump, David, Dee, Delgado WASHINGTON, Donald Trump's Mar, Trump, Mike Rounds, NBC's, Rounds, we've, Mike Turner, Biden, Turner, Brian Fitzpatrick, I've, Adam Schiff, Schiff, Amy Klobuchar, Klobuchar, David Lawder, David Shepardson, Heather Timmons, Lisa Shumaker Organizations: Trump Tower, REUTERS, Justice Department, Republican, House Intelligence, CNN, The, Justice, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, CBS, Sunday, California Democrat, Democrat, NBC, Thomson Locations: Lago, New York City, U.S, Delgado, Pennsylvania, California
Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower the day after FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago Palm Beach home, in New York City, U.S., August 9, 2022. REUTERS/David 'Dee' DelgadoWASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Republicans stepped up calls on Sunday for the release of an FBI affidavit showing the underlying justification for its seizure of documents at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. A search warrant released last week after the unprecedented search showed that Trump had 11 sets of classified documents at his home, and that the Justice Department had probable cause to conduct the search based on possible Espionage Act violations. "The Justice Department should "show that this was not just a fishing expedition, that they had due cause to go in and to do this, that they did exhaust all other means," Rounds said. He said it was "most disturbing" that Trump continued to hold the classified documents after the Justice Department sought their return.
Persons: Donald Trump, David, Dee, Delgado WASHINGTON, Donald Trump's Mar, Trump, Mike Rounds, NBC's, Rounds, we've, Mike Turner, Biden, Turner, Adam Schiff, David Lawder, Heather Timmons, Lisa Shumaker Organizations: Trump Tower, REUTERS, Justice Department, Republican, Department, Justice, House Intelligence, CNN, California Democrat, CBS, Thomson Locations: Lago, New York City, U.S, Delgado, California
Author Salman Rushdie was stabbed roughly 10 times Friday in what prosecutors called a premeditated attack. Rushdie was stabbed roughly 10 times on Friday as he was taking the stage to deliver a lecture in what prosecutors called a premeditated and targeted attack, The New York Times reported. On Friday, Rushdie's agent, Andrew Wylie told The New York Times: "The news is not good. Matar, a New Jersey resident and US citizen, was carrying two fake IDs when he was arrested, The New York Times reported. CNN reported Matar did not speak during his arraignment, though his lawyer said he was being "cooperative."
Persons: Salman Rushdie, Hadi Matar, , Rushdie, Jason Schmidt, Andrew Wylie, Salman, Matar, Matar's, Joe Biden, Jill, Salman Rushdie —, Muhammad, Khomeini Organizations: Service, New York Times, CNN, Resilience, Islam, New York State Police Locations: Chautauqua County, New Jersey
A former DOJ official who oversaw Hillary Clinton's emails said documents retrieved at Mar-a-Lago were "egregious." FBI agents found Trump with 11 sets of highly sensitive government information. On Monday, the FBI searched former President Donald Trump's Palm Beach, Florida, home and seized 11 sets of classified documents from the former president. The release of Top Secret information can cause "exceptionally grave damage" to national security, according to Executive Order 13526. Laufman also said the discovery of the documents during the FBI's search "completely validates the government's investigation" into the former President.
Persons: Hillary, , Hillary Clinton's, Donald Trump's, Trump, David Laufman, Erin Burnett, Laufman Organizations: DOJ, FBI, Trump, Service, Justice Department, Department of Justice, Department of, CNN, Intelligence Committee Locations: Mar, Beach , Florida, United States
Salman Rushdie has been removed from a ventilator and is able to speak after being stabbed Friday. Michael Hill, the president of the Chautauqua Institution where the attack occurred, tweeted the news. Michael Hill, president of the Chautauqua Institution where the attack occurred, tweeted the news. Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged." Matar pled not guilty to charges of attempted murder and assault with a weapon during his arraignment on Saturday.
Persons: Salman Rushdie, Michael Hill, Rushdie, , Andrew Wylie, Wylie, Salman, Khomeini, Jason Schmidt, Hadi Matar, Matar Organizations: Chautauqua Institution, Service, BBC, New York Times, CNN Locations: Chautauqua County
Armed supporters of former President Donald Trump protested outside the FBI office in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday. The FBI has had an "unprecedented" number of threats against bureau property since the Mar-a-Lago raid. Outside the FBI office, CNN reported that Trump supporters were carrying handguns and "assault-style weapons." An FBI spokesperson told CNN that the Phoenix protest, which around 25 people attended, was lawful and was disbanded by around noon. They did not cross into FBI property.
Persons: Donald Trump, , Trump, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jeff Duncan Organizations: FBI, Service, Fox, CNN, Phoenix, Confederate, Georgia, South Carolina Rep, Justice Department, Department of Locations: Phoenix , Arizona, Trump's, Lago, Florida, Cincinnati , Ohio
In Nevada's Lake Mead, four sets of humans remains have been found since May. Water levels have plunged 150 feet since 2000, according to the Southern Nevada Power Authority. From World War II-era ships and bombs to skeletons recovered near Sin City, unexpected discoveries continue to be unearthed by climate change-fueled droughts. The lake's depths hide a B-29 bomber used in World War II. More recently, in late July, the drought-stricken Italian river revealed a previously submerged 1,000-pound bomb from World War II.
Persons: Mead, Mario Tama, Lake Mead, Jennifer Byrnes, Byrnes, John Locher, Higgins, Marina, Ethan Miller, Nicola Ciancaglini, Miguel Vidal, Maximino Perez Romero Organizations: Service, Southern Nevada Power Authority, Mead, Lake Mead, AP, Associated Press, National Park Service, Las Vegas, CNN, Reuters, REUTERS Locations: Lake Mead, Hoover, United States, Sin City, Lake, Clark County, Colorado, Italy's Po, Aceredo, Spain, Spanish, Portuguese, Spain's, Galicia
Liz Cheney will continue her fight against Trump even if she loses her Wyoming primary on Tuesday. "We'll see what happens, but I don't think she's gone by any means. Though if Cheney loses, she is widely expected to stay in the spotlight and continue her fight to rid the Republican Party of Trump. Some are floating possibilities like a presidential candidacy or a top post in a future Republican administration. I think Cheney would be a great opportunity to bridge the gap between Democrats, Republicans, independents."
Persons: Liz Cheney, Cheney, Sen, Mitt Romney, , Donald Trump, Trump, Harriet Hageman, Cheney's, she's, I've, Dick Cheney, it's, Doug Heye, She's, Hageman, Joe McGinley, Richard Harbaugh, Romney, George W, Bush, Paul Ryan, Gunner Ramer, , Susan Stubson, Stubson Organizations: Trump, Service, GOP, Capitol, Republican Party of Trump, Congress, Oma Seddiq, Republican, Democratic, Republican National, ABC News, White, Natrona County Republican Party, Republicans, Reagan, ABC, Getty, Republican Party, of Defense, CNN Locations: Wyoming, , Utah, Natrona County, Simi Valley , California, Natrona
Trump wanted to tell AG Garland that people around the US were enraged by the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago. According to The New York Times, Trump wanted Garland to know that he had been speaking with people around the country and that they were enraged by the FBI search. was the message Trump wanted to be conveyed to Garland, a person familiar with the exchange told the paper. Several people took to social media to suggest that Trump's message to Garland could be interpreted as a veiled threat. The following day, the search warrant was unsealed by a federal judge.
Persons: Trump, Garland, , Donald Trump, General Merrick Garland, Robert Maguire Organizations: FBI, New York Times, Service, The New York Times, Justice Department, CNN, Trump's Mar Locations: Mar, Florida, Washington, Phoenix , Arizona, Cincinnati , Ohio
Now, ironically, Robinhood may need to join forces with one of the very titans of Wall Street that the stock and crypto trading company was trying to unseat. Robinhood competes with Wall Street giants like Fidelity,, which also owns TD Ameritrade, and E-Trade parent. (Coinbase, incidentally, got a recent boost after announcing a partnership with Wall Street giant BlackRock.) Wall Street will also be paying attention to the government's latest reading on retail sales for July. Retail sales rose 1% from May, but economists surveyed by Reuters are expecting retail sales to climb just 0.2% from June to July.
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Facebook's evolving approach to encryptionMeta's mobile messaging platform WhatsApp already offers default end-to-end encryption, as well as encrypted backups of users' messages. The company said it would only be able to see encrypted messages in live conversations if users report them, for example, over harassment concerns. Other messaging apps such as Signal do offer end-to-end encryption by default, while Telegram allows users to opt in. While iMessage is end-to-end encrypted by default, message backups to iCloud may not be , and the key to decrypt those messages is also stored on iCloud. In general, she said, the ideal would be using a messaging platform that is end-to-end encrypted by default.
Persons: Roe, Wade, Meta, America —, Rianna Pfefferkorn, Antigone Davis, Davis, Pfefferkorn, Elon Musk, Laura Edelson, University's, Edelson, WhatsApp Organizations: CNN, Facebook, Meta, Messenger, America, Stanford Internet Observatory, Twitter, Democracy, University's Tandon, of Engineering Locations: Nebraska, New
Sen. Mitt Romney said he could see Rep. Liz Cheney running for president in the future. Still, Romney said he hopes Cheney wins her primary in Wyoming on Tuesday. But I recognize that in the time of Trump that may not be possible," Romney told Insider at the Capitol on August 3. Cheney has said her focus is on winning her primary and her work as vice chair on the House select committee investigating January 6. "At this point, I have not made a decision about 2024," Cheney told CNN in July, adding that she'll make a decision "down the road."
Persons: Sen, Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney, Romney, Cheney, , Republican Sen, Donald Trump, Harriet Hageman, she's, I've, Trump Organizations: Service, Republican, GOP, Wyoming's Republican, Trump, Capitol, Congress, Republicans, CNN Locations: Wyoming, Utah, Wyoming's
(CNN) Children are among at least 41 people killed, and 14 injured after a fire broke out at a church in Giza's Imbaba neighborhood in greater Cairo on Sunday, according to a spokesperson for the Egyptian Coptic Church citing health officials. It is unclear how many children were killed in the fire at at Abu Sefein church, but it was crowded with worshippers attending Sunday mass, Coptic Church spokesperson Archpriest Moussa Ibrahim said. At least two officers and three civil protection service members were injured responding to the fire, Egypt's interior ministry announced in a Facebook post. The statement added that the fire started around 9 a.m. local time and was caused by an electrical failure in an air conditioning unit on the church's second floor. Most of the deaths and injuries were caused by smoke inside church classrooms after the electric failure, the interior ministry said.
Persons: Archpriest Moussa Ibrahim, Read Organizations: CNN Locations: Giza's Imbaba, Cairo, Abu Sefein, Coptic
Asa Hutchinson says that fellow GOP members need to "pull back on casting judgment" on the FBI after the agency's search of former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate for classified documents. "Well, if the GOP is going to be the party of supporting law enforcement, law enforcement includes the FBI," Hutchinson responded. "As a United States attorney, I work with the FBI, the DEA, the federal law enforcement agencies. "Let's support law enforcement. Whether it's the DEA, the FBI, or your local law enforcement," he added."
Persons: Hutchinson, Trump's, , Asa Hutchinson, Donald Trump's Mar, Brianna Keilar, Hutchison, Trump, Marjorie Taylor Green, they're Organizations: FBI, Agents, Trump, Republicans, Service, GOP, United, DEA, Republican Party, ASK, Department of Justice, CNN Locations: United States, Trump's Florida
(CNN) By spawning the acclaimed "Better Call Saul," "Breaking Bad" achieved a bit of spinoff immortality that eluded "Friends" ("Joey"), "MASH" ("AfterMASH") and "The Golden Girls" ("The Golden Palace"), among others. As the prequel nears its end, it's worth considering how the original series' Emmy-winning legacy cooked up one of the best TV offshoots since "Cheers" begat "Frasier." Introduced in 2008, "Breaking Bad" made its debut the year after "Mad Men" put AMC on the map as a home for prestige storytelling. Perhaps foremost, "Breaking Bad" -- which presented the evolution of high-school chemistry teacher Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston), faced with a terminal diagnosis, into a criminal mastermind -- became one of the most unpredictable series TV has ever produced. Creator Vince Gilligan and his team consistently wrote themselves into seemingly inescapable corners, before revealing some plausible and usually ingenious way out.
Persons: Saul, Joey, Frasier, Nip, Tuck, Walter White's, Walter White, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Read Organizations: CNN, AMC
In one pivotal scene in "Evil's" third season, David, the Catholic priest, takes the skeptic psychologist Kristen aside to repair a rift. "I come from a Catholic family," says Robert King, who says he believes in personal evil and demons. "We wanted to show that people can have different point of views about faith and could still have meaningful dialogue," Robert King says. Its hero is a devout Catholic priest, and it mostly portrays members of the Catholic Church as good, well-intentioned people. That's good.
Persons: David, Mike Colter, Kristen, Katja Herbers, Aasif, David Acosta, Robert King, Robert, Michelle King, Michelle, Kristen Bouchard, Roe, Wade, Deepak Sarma, It's, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hannibal Lecter, Aasif Mandvi, Ben Shakir, Michael Foust, Foust, it's, Carl Kozlowski, Andrea Martin, Sister Andrea, she's, Andrea, King, that's Organizations: CNN, Netflix, Paramount, Roman Catholic, Catholic Church, Rotten, Entertainment, Case Western Reserve University, Horror, Roman Catholic Church, Catholic Locations: America, White
(CNN) FBI testing of the gun used in the fatal shooting on the movie set of "Rust" found that the weapon handled by actor Alec Baldwin could not be fired without pulling the trigger while the gun was cocked, according to a newly released forensics report. In December, Baldwin told ABC News he never pulled the trigger of the gun that shot Hutchins. I didn't pull the trigger," Baldwin said. Baldwin, in that interview, also described cocking the gun as he talked through the scene with Hutchins. Cocking a revolver pistol like the one used on the movie set involves pulling the hammer of the gun back to prepare the weapon to fire.
Persons: Alec Baldwin, Baldwin, Halyna Hutchins, Joel Souza, Hutchins, I'm, Read Organizations: CNN, FBI, ABC News Locations: New Mexico
(CNN) The latest extension of "The Walking Dead" "universe," if you can really call it that, "Tales of the Walking Dead" possesses the chance to explore and play with this world-gone-mad scenario, but mostly squanders it. Telling a self-contained story in each hour, think of it as a zombie-fied bonus effort that doesn't kill much more than time. The four episodes previewed from this six-episode anthology showcase a variety of tones and, thanks to the in-and-out requirement, the ability to attract interesting actors. After that, these tales offer a mixed bag, both qualitatively and stylistically. It's as if someone said zombie stories aren't overdone enough, let's toss in more overused sci-fi time-bending conceits for good measure.
Persons: Samantha Morton, Alpha, Parker Posey, Jillian Bell, Anthony Edwards, Olivia Munn, Terry Crews, Read Organizations: CNN
Who owns your credit score? Not you
  + stars: | 2022-08-14 | by ( Alexandra Peers | Cnn Business | )   time to read: +8 min
So, who owns your credit score and all the granular, personal data that goes into it? Equifax errorsEquifax EFX This spring, credit score giantsent out incorrect credit scores to banks and other lenders for potentially hundreds of thousands of customers, the company disclosed last week. Over time, the business' credit score sank as it depleted its savings, increased credit card usage and took longer to pay their bills. And there are serious disparities in credit score by race. In the meantime, although consumers may have limited rights related to the data itself, there are ways to improve your credit score.
Persons: Equifax, , Elizabeth Warren, Warren, AEMTX, Mark Begor, hadn't, wasn't, Chi Chi Wu, there's, Wu, Michael Pugh, Pugh, Carver, Freddie Mac Organizations: CNN Business, Street Journal, National Mortgage Professional, Financial, New York Times, Consumer, National Consumer Law Center, Carver Bank, An Urban Institute, Senate Locations: York, Massachusetts, America, United States, New York, Harlem
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