Ex-con hedgie Boaz Manor charged in $30M bitcoin fraud scheme

A convicted hedge-fund swindler assumed a fake name and donned a disguise to lure investors into a $30 million bitcoin fraud in New York that spanned two years, the feds alleged on Friday. Boaz Manor — a 46-year-old entrepreneur who got a four-year prison sentence in Canada in 2010 after misappropriating more than $100 million […]

Ayanna Pressley: US congresswoman reveals alopecia diagnosis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ayanna Pressley said that ‘as a Black woman, the personal is political’ US congresswoman Ayanna Pressley has revealed she is completely bald because of the hair-loss condition alopecia. The Massachusetts Democrat told The Root that she started noticing her hair was falling out last autumn. She eventually went totally […]

Pakistan avalanches kill at least 77 people

The avalanches were triggered by heavy snowfall in the Neelum Valley, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, according to local authorities. Dozens of houses had been wrecked and buried by the snow, with most of those killed and injured in their homes when the avalanches hit, said Ahmad Raza Qadri, state minister for disaster management and rehabilitation, on […]

The Thomas fire was the best thing that ever happened to Tommy the horse

The Thomas fire erupted in early December 2017. By the time it was contained in January, it had burned through 281,893 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. It caused $2.2 billion in damage, forced more than 104,000 people to evacuate and mobilized 8,500 firefighters — the largest such force ever in California. The Thomas […]

Biden Allegedly Told Bush He’d Get The Nobel Peace Prize If He Could Invade Iraq Quickly

Seventeen years after the invasion of Iraq, the war remains a live wire for many voters in the Democratic Party. Joe Biden, who was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the time, voted for the war ― along with 28 other Democratic senators and all but one Republican. But Biden has been distancing […]

Dual-language programs grow in a state hungry for them

It’s Arlene Martínez with news to jumpstart your week.  But first, not what a hamburger’s all about: Two members of a group opposed to a new In-N-Out Burger announce a bid for elected office in the Coachella Valley. In California is a roundup of stories from newsrooms across the USA TODAY Network and beyond. Never miss a newsletter by […]

Russian hackers target Ukrainian company central to Trump’s impeachment

Russian hackers were able to get into a server belonging to Burisma, the Ukrainian company at the center of President Trump’s impeachment, security experts told The New York Times. The security firm Area 1 first detected the hacking on New Year’s Eve, and told the Times Russian efforts began in early November, when the impeachment […]

‘California Neighborhoods Count’ Checks Accuracy of 2020 Census Data : NPR

Robert Bozick (right), a demographer at the RAND Corporation, and Beverly Weidmer, a survey director, review maps of a neighborhood selected to be included in the California Neighborhoods Count at the think tank’s headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption toggle caption Hansi Lo Wang/NPR Robert Bozick (right), a demographer at the […]