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Cubs Owner Blasted for Controversial Emails on Obama, Islam

February 6, 2019 |

Splinter’s “Billionaire’s Inbox” offers a look at how “the other half” lives, and its most recent dive is quite the eye-opener. The news outlet got its hands on what the New York Times calls “a cache of racist emails” both sent and received by Joe Ricketts, whose family owns the…
Newser

Canada’s Ambassador to China Fired After Controversial Huawei Comments

January 27, 2019 |

Canada’s (now former) ambassador to China lost the job amid the ongoing extradition case involving Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou . The US says Wanzhou, the Chinese telecoms giant’s CFO, violated sanctions against Iran and is seeking her extradition; she was arrested in Canada in December, at the request of the US,…
Newser

CNN

US special envoy for Venezuela has long, controversial history in Latin America

January 26, 2019 |

The Trump administration’s new special envoy on the Venezuelan political crisis is well known in Latin American circles — from his guilty plea for withholding information about the Iran-Contra affair to his attempt to discredit accounts of the massacre of nearly 1,000 people by a US-trained military battalion in El Salvador.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Saints Fans Sue, Want Do-Over of Controversial Game

January 23, 2019 |

The New Orleans Saints are probably still smarting over what has been called ” the worst no-call in NFL history “—and their fans definitely are. Two of those fans, season ticket holders Tommy Badeaux and Candis Lambert, have filed a lawsuit the AP calls “the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary…
Newser

After booming for years, a controversial home improvement loan is on the decline

December 21, 2018 |

A controversial form of financing for environmentally friendly home improvements in California has plunged after reform legislation kicked in.

So-called PACE loans grew in recent years as a way to pay for solar panels and energy-efficient air conditioners. Homeowners in the state took out more…


L.A. Times – Business

Facebook policy boss says he hired controversial PR firm, defends Zuckerberg and Sandberg

November 22, 2018 |

Facebook Inc.’s head of communications and policy said in a blog post he is responsible for hiring a controversial public relations firm that targeted the company’s critics.

Elliot Schrage, who said in June he would leave the company but is still working, said Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and…


L.A. Times – Business

K-Pop Band Member Accused of Wearing Controversial T-Shirt

November 9, 2018 |

A popular South Korean boy band was set to appear on one of Japan’s biggest TV stations this week, but that appearance has been canceled due to a clothing choice one of its members may have made. Per the Guardian and CNN , K-pop group BTS was scheduled to be on…
Newser

Dem Gavin Newsom’s wild victory party in LA features controversial rapper Common

November 8, 2018 |

California’s Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom topped off his gubernatorial win Tuesday night with a wild victory party at a Los Angeles nightclub, which included rapper and activist Common as the Governor-Elect’s opening act.
FOX News

EPA Allows Farmers to Keep Using Bayer’s Controversial Weedkiller

November 1, 2018 |

The EPA extended by two years its approval of XtendiMax, a version of the herbicide dicamba made by Bayer, which some farmers and researchers have blamed for damaging millions of acres of crops.
WSJ.com: US Business