Former intelligence officials described Jared Kushner's reported attempt to set up a backchannel line of communication with Russia last December that would bypass the US' national security and intelligence apparatus as "off the map," "explosive," and "extremely dangerous." "We have back-channel communications with a number of countries," McMaster said. "So, generally speaking, about back-channel communications, what that allows you to do is to communicate in a discreet manner." Scott Olson, a recently retired FBI agent who ran counterintelligence operations and spent more than 20 years at the bureau, agreed that it is not unusual for low-level staffers to work between governments and bypass bureaucracy
Zillow estimates values for 110 million homes across America as “zestimates,” but many have questioned the company’s accuracy, including one homeowner who claims she can’t sell her home because of it.
WEATHERFORD, Texas -- Two toddlers were found dead in a hot car in a rural North Texas neighborhood. A Parker County Sheriff's Office statement says the 2-year-old girl and 16-month-old boy were found about 4:30 p.m. Friday by their mother in a subdivision near Lake Weatherford. The statement says temperatures at the time were about 96 degrees. The mother, whom deputies did not identify, told investigators that her children "took off" and she was searching for them when she found them locked in the vehicle. The mother broke a window to get into the vehicle and found both children unresponsive. Emergency medical personnel were immediately contacted. Both children were pronounced deceased at
Pit Bulls are some of the most misunderstood dogs. Targeted as vicious animals, Pit Bulls and Pit-Mixes are often the victims of horrific abuse at the hands of cruel humans - primarily those that wish to use them for the purpose of dog fighting. Taking advantage of Pit’s natural loyalty, dog fighters beat and starve these animals until they learn to fight - usually to death - all so that they can turn a profit. As if this form of abuse wasn’t bad enough, dog fighting has left a sordid stain on the Pit Bull’s reputation and many people assume these dogs are naturally aggressive and enjoy fighting by nature. Due to this belief, these dogs are frequently abandoned or discarded by irresponsible owners
With Memorial Day Weekend upon us, many here in the Bay Area are likely to head up to Lake Tahoe. And what a sight it will be. The wet winter has filled the lake up past its natural rim, providing both benefits and some challenges.