Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Billionaires Pledge Hundreds of Millions to Save Notre-Dame Advertisement DealBook Supported by April 16, 2019 Good Tuesday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) French billionaires vow to help rebuild Notre-Dame The catastrophic fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris yesterday badly damaged the 850-year-old building, but some of France’s richest moguls are stepping up to pay for repairs. Around 500 firefighters battled the blaze for nearly five hours, Adam Nossiter and Aurelian Breeden of the NYT write. By 11 p.m. Paris time, the structure had been “saved and preserved as a whole,” the city’s fire chief, Jean-Claude Gallet, said. But two-thirds of the roof was destroyed and the main spire collapsed. So far, it’s unclear both how the … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Billionaires Pledge Hundreds of Millions to Save Notre-Dame
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By Keri Blakinger Updated 12:41 pm CST, Monday, January 21, 2019 In 2003, then-Harris County prosecutor Dan Rizzo shows the jury during closing arguments of Alfred Dewayne Brown’s capital murder trial how Houston police Officer Charles Clark was shot during a robbery. (Carlos Antonio Rios/Houston Chronicle) >>>See a timeline of Alfred Dewayne Brown's case ... less In 2003, then-Harris County prosecutor Dan Rizzo shows the jury during closing arguments of Alfred Dewayne Brown’s capital murder trial how Houston police Officer Charles Clark was shot during a robbery. ... more Photo: Carlos Antonio Rios / Carlos Antonio Rios / Houston Chronicle Photo: Carlos Antonio Rios / Carlos Antonio Rios / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 In … [Read more...] about State Bar drops probe into ex-prosecutor accused of withholding evidence in Texas death row case
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: December 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm | UPDATED: December 6, 2018 at 4:54 am By David A. Farenthold and Jonathan O’Connell | Washington Post Lobbyists representing the Saudi government reserved blocks of rooms at President Donald Trump’s D.C. hotel within a month of Trump’s election in 2016 – paying for an estimated 500 nights at the luxury hotel in just three months, according to organizers of the trips and documents obtained by The Washington Post. At the time, these lobbyists were reserving large numbers of D.C.-area hotel rooms as part of an unorthodox campaign that offered U.S. military veterans a free trip to Washington – then sent them to Capitol Hill to lobby against a law the Saudis opposed, according to veterans and organizers. At first, Saudi lobbyists put the veterans up in Northern Virginia. Then, in December 2016, they switched most of their business to the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington. In … [Read more...] about Saudi money paid for hundreds of Trump hotel rooms
There are instances when the government or other authorities can access your smart home assistant data. Here's how the devices work -- and how to delete recordings. Hayden Field Published 8:30 am CST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Photo: Google & Amazon Photo: Google & Amazon Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Google & Amazon Google Home and Amazon Echo Can Store Your Voice Recordings. Here's When They Could Be Used Against You. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In Smart House, the 1999 classic DCOM (that’s Disney Channel Original Movie for non-millennials), a teenage boy wins a state-of-the-art modern home for his family, fully outfitted with an artificially intelligent smart assistant that has coffee … [Read more...] about Google Home and Amazon Echo Can Store Your Voice Recordings. Here’s When They Could Be Used Against You.
In the middle of September, White House political director Bill Stepien sat down in the presidential residence across from Donald Trump and delivered a wake-up call. Polling showed that Democratic voters were highly motivated ahead of the midterm elections, Stepien explained, while Republican voters were not—and Trump was feeding the complacency of his base by downplaying the threat in November. “Mr. President,” Stepien told him, according to sources familiar with the conversation, “Please stop saying ‘Red Wave.’” Trump was perplexed. Having fully bought into the narrative of Republican invincibility—supported by boisterous crowds, a string of special election victories, and of course, his own supposedly unprecedented accomplishments and record-smashing poll numbers—the president struggled to imagine a sweeping rebuke of his government. Sensing this, and playing to his ego, Stepien and senior White House officials encouraged Trump … [Read more...] about ‘Please Stop Saying Red Wave’: Inside Democrats’ Takeover of the House