- PoliticsThe Independent
'We should be very afraid': Admiral who oversaw Bin Laden raid hits out at Trump over sacking of intelligence chief
In a searing op-ed, the former head of US Special Operations Command, who supervised the 2011 Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, has slammed Donald Trump’s reckless attitude towards the intelligence community saying that Americans should be afraid of the president's actions.Retired Navy admiral William McRaven, writing in The Washington Post about the dismissal of director of national intelligence Joe Maguire, decries the fact that Mr Maguire was apparently ousted simply for doing his job — the dissemination of intelligence to elected officials.
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- BusinessIn The Know
A Starbucks employee is “exposing” a secret about the chain’s ordering process, thanks to a series of viral videos that left some customers dumbfounded.
- SportsYahoo Sports
Comeback SZN, again? Who knows.
- CelebrityThe Wrap
Longtime Hollywood Republican Clint Eastwood signaled that he might not support President Donald Trump’s re-election.“The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,” Eastwood told the Wall Street Journal in a wide-ranging interview published Friday.Eastwood, a rare conservative voice in the film world who memorably spoke at the 2012 GOP convention, offered praise for “certain things that Trump’s done” but urged the president to behave “in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names. I would personally like for him to not bring himself to that level.”He also expressed disappointment in the overall climate heading into the 2020 election. “The politics has gotten so ornery,” he said.Also Read: 'Richard Jewell': Reporter Kathy Scruggs' Editor Pushes Back on Writer Billy Ray's CriticismsElsewhere in the interview, Eastwood offered his opinion about the current culture in Hollywood. “The MeToo generation has its points,” Eastwood said, praising women for “standing up against people who are trying to shake you down for sexual favors.” He noted that sexual harassment has been a mainstay of Hollywood since he got his start. “It was very prolific back in the 1940s and ’50s,” he said, adding, “and the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s…”But while he did not defend disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, now on trial in New York on multiple felony counts of sexual misbehavior, Eastwood did voice concerns that the rush of accusations might undercut the “presumption of innocence, not only in law, but in philosophy.”Eastwood also defended his portrayal of the late Atlanta Journal-Constitution journalist Kathy Scruggs in his 2019 film “Richard Jewell,” saying that Warner Bros. should have responded to the paper’s threat of legal action by telling them “to go screw themselves.”Also Read: Olivia Wilde Says She'll Approach Real-Life Characters Differently After 'Richard Jewell' FlapEastwood said he used artistic license to alter details about Scruggs’ life — suggesting that she slept with an FBI agent to get information for a story — which the paper denounced as “entirely false and … extremely defamatory.” (Scruggs died in 2001.)Eastwood said that whatever alterations he made to Scruggs’ personal history, he still blamed the paper’s “reckless reporting” on Jewell, a security guard who was suspected of planting a bomb that killed two people during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Though Jewell was exonerated, Eastwood accused the paper of being “ultimately responsible” for Jewell’s death in 2007. (Jewell died of heart failure following complications from diabetes.)The director also welcomed the prospect of a lawsuit. “If you want to just go call more attention to the fact that you helped kill the guy, go ahead and do it — if you’re dumb enough to do that,” he told the Journal.Read original story Clint Eastwood on 2020 Election: ‘Just Get Mike Bloomberg in There’ At TheWrap
- U.S.Business Insider
Trump was reportedly 'furious' after officials flew Americans with the coronavirus back to the US from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan without telling him
The US flew back 14 patients from the Diamond Princess in Japan, keeping them isolated from uninfected passengers. Trump reportedly wasn't told.
- U.S.Inside Edition CBS
This elderly man was not going to give up his money without a fight. Surveillance video shows him getting cash out of an ATM late at night, when a masked mugger appears out of nowhere. The suspect grabs the 77-year-old victim and demands his money. But little did he know, this thug was about to get his bell rung. The sprightly septuagenarian put up his dukes, old-school style, and made a gesture as if to tell the mugger, “bring it on," before pummeling his attacker with punches.