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Manafort to be arraigned Thursday in NYC on state charges

Manafort to be arraigned Thursday in NYC on state charges

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will be arraigned Thursday afternoon in New York City on state fraud charges, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN. Manafort was sentenced in March to seven-and-a-half years in prison for federal tax fraud, bank fraud and foreign lobbying violations stemming from two cases investigated by special counsel…MORE

Cuba Gooding Jr. makes court appearance in groping case

Cuba Gooding Jr. makes court appearance in groping case

Cuba Gooding Jr. appeared in court on Wednesday for a hearing related to charges he faces in an alleged groping incident in New York earlier month. Gooding Jr. has petitioned to dismiss his misdemeanor charge of forcible touching and sex abuse in the third degree. The judge did not rule on the motion, citing a…MORE

India is buying more US and Saudi oil because of sanctions on Iran

India is buying more US and Saudi oil because of sanctions on Iran

US sanctions have forced a leading purchaser of Iranian crude exports to buy more oil from Saudi Arabia and the United States. Sanjiv Singh, head of state-run refiner Indian Oil Corporation, told CNN Business that “whatever supplies were coming from Iran, they were well distributed amongst other countries.” Iran had been the third largest supplier…MORE

Trump’s casual talk of a hypothetical war with Iran underestimates dangers

Trump’s casual talk of a hypothetical war with Iran underestimates dangers

President Donald Trump is adopting an increasingly cavalier attitude to the consequences of a war with Iran amid fears the current confrontation could spill over into a military conflict. Trump canceled planned US strikes on Iranian targets last week, reasoning that a possible death toll of up to 150 was not proportional for the shooting…MORE

Target and eBay want to give Amazon’s Prime Day a run for its money

Target and eBay want to give Amazon’s Prime Day a run for its money

Amazon’s upcoming Prime Day shopping promotion will be the company’s longest. Rival retailers are ready to compete. Target and eBay announced this week their own sales that will begin on July 15 — the same day as Amazon’s annual event. Target’s “Deal Days” will run for two days, the same amount of time as Amazon’s…MORE

Former NBA coach Don Nelson is now a marijuana farmer in Maui

Former NBA coach Don Nelson is now a marijuana farmer in Maui

Back in February, ahead of a Golden State Warriors game at Oracle Arena, Don Nelson was asked what he’s been up to since he retired from coaching. The answer from the ex-NBA coach, who last coached for the Warriors in 2010, made everyone in the room burst out laughing. “I’ve been smoking some pot,” Nelson…MORE

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