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Three former U.S. intelligence operatives admit to working as ‘hackers-for-hire’ for UAE

The men have agreed to repay $1.7 million in a deal with the Justice Department after admitting to developing ‘zero-click’ spyware aimed at the devices of UAE targets.
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Floyd Mayweather refuses photo with boy because of his painted nails
However, Mayweather's representative strongly denied allegations of homophobia, saying the ex-boxer was simply in a hurry.
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Josh Flagg claimed in 2019 he put a cigarette in Sonja Morgan’s vagina
"I mean literally I stuck a cigarette up her vagina," Josh Flagg of "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" recalled in a 2019 vlog that features Morgan.
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New York City police union sues city over COVID vaccine mandate
The union is asking the court to halt the vaccine mandate ahead of Friday's deadline.
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2 Trump-Era Rules Brought On By a Frog and Limiting Habitat Protections to Be Dropped
Goal: Bring the law "back into alignment with its original intent and purpose—protecting and recovering America's biological heritage for future generations."
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Teen gang member arrested for shooting near NYC high school: cops
The alleged teen gunman had on him a black and silver semi-automatic 9mm Glock 48 when he was arrested his third arrest in eight months.
HBO Renews ‘Succession’ for Season 4
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Facebook Delayed Action as Anti-Vaccine Comments Swarmed Users, Watchdog Group Says
Facebook shelved some suggestions from the internal study, while other changes were made in April
What does Kyrsten Sinema want out of spending negotiations? Here's what we know
The Arizona Democratic senator has been hard to pin down, but her moderate stance is forcing progressives in her party to make concessions.
Sen. Coons condemns left-wing harassment of Sen. Sinema: 'not at all' appropriate
Coons caught up with Fox News in a Tuesday phone interview where he discussed President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda as well as the multitrillion-dollar proposals going through Congress.
Man Attends Zoom Court for Suspended License While Driving in Video Viewed Over 3M Times
"Are you driving right now? You're suspended and you're in court," the judge said to the defendant.
Chrissy Teigen reveals she's 100 days sober, 'a better person' after cyberbullying controversy
On the "Today" show, Chrissy Teigen said her cyberbullying controversy made her "a stronger person" and helped her get sober.
Legacy college admissions are peak white privilege. They should disappear faster.
I was the second generation of three in my New York family to attend the University of Michigan. Did I get in on merit or legacy affirmative action?
Formula One racing is gaining traction in the United States, and an emerging fan base is along for the ride
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Queen Elizabeth won't visit U.N. climate conference in person, per doctors' advice
The 95-year-old monarch has “regretfully’’ decided that she will no longer travel to Glasgow to attend the reception on Nov. 1.
‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Ending Explained: Did Nancy Kill Freddy?
And did Freddy Krueger really turn into a convertible at the end??
‘Rust’ crew used Baldwin’s prop gun on morning of deadly shooting: report
Production sources had previously revealed that the gun had been used for off-the-clock target practice -- which could explain how a live round ended up in its chamber.
Mike Tomlin leaves zero doubt how he feels about the USC coaching job
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has no tolerance for speculation that connects him to the USC job. He made himself clear on the matter Tuesday.
Seahawks' Pete Carroll says without Russell Wilson, he 'probably wouldn't have been here a long time'
The Seattle Seahawks are feeling the pressure without veteran quarterback Russell Wilson.
Kendall Jenner pairs bikini with bedazzled cowgirl hat
The model attended friend Lauren Perez’s bachelorette party this weekend, where guests, including Hailey Bieber, all sported the same sparkling hats.
Kayleigh McEnany: Ilhan Omar, Squad 'crazies' will lead Dems to shellacking in 2022
"Outnumbered" co-host Kayleigh McEnany torched Ilhan Omar for her latest anti-police rhetoric, warning the Democrats' stance on law enforcement will likely backfire in the 2022 midterm elections.
NYC lawmakers push for Big Apple ‘drag laureate’
Three city lawmakers have introduced legislation that would order Big Apple officials overseeing museums and nightlife to appoint a laureate of the city's bustling drag performance scene.
More Americans Than Ever Prefer TV Shows With Diverse Casts, UCLA Study Finds
A diversity film report has shown U.S. audiences support racial inclusion on screen.
Ex-Georgetown tennis coach pleads guilty in college admissions scandal
Gordon Ernst, accused of taking more than $2.7 million in bribes, faces up to four years in prison.
Travels with Boji: Istanbul’s Commuter Dog
Boji, a street dog living in Istanbul, Turkey, has become a popular sight on the city’s subways, ferries, trams, and buses. Chris McGrath, a photographer with Getty Images, recently joined Boji as he made his rounds, where he can travel as much as 30 kilometers a day. McGrath: “Since noticing the dog’s movements, Istanbul Municipality officials began tracking his commutes via a microchip and a phone app. Most days he will pass through at least 29 metro stations and take at least two ferry rides. He has learned how and where to get on and off the trains and ferries.”
Inside Kat Von D’s Indiana house for which she’s leaving Los Angeles
"We recently purchased a beautiful home on a bit of land in rural Indiana, and the more time we spend out there we realize we feel more at home there than we do here in LA," she wrote on Instagram.
New Tenant Killed by Landlord for Complaining About Heating, Cops Say
Darryl Gilland GoFundMe PageA landlord in Kansas City, Missouri has been accused of stabbing a tenant more than 30 times after he was alerted to heat problems by a couple who had asked if they could use a space heater to warm their chilly new rental.Gordon McBeth, 44, entered a not guilty plea on Monday after Clay County prosecutors charged him with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 28-year-old Darryl Gilland on Friday afternoon.According to court documents obtained by the Kansas City Star, McBeth allegedly stabbed Gilland more than 30 times on Friday after Gilland’s girlfriend messaged the landlord alerting him that the heat wasn’t working in their new home.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Halloween events are back -- and this year, some of the monsters are wearing masks
After scaling back or skipping Halloween 2020 altogether as the Covid-19 pandemic raged, haunted houses and themed events across the US are back with new safety precautions, including mask requirements or social distancing measures.
Democrats’ True Deadline Is Sooner Than You Think
This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. If the stakes weren’t so high, the incessant obstruction of the Democrats’ agenda at the whims of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema could almost be comedy. Every time Democrats…
House of cards: Now billionaire tax met with Democrat pushback in congress
A handful of members said they have reservations about the plan to tax the increase in value of top earners, noting that enforcing such a measure poses serious challenges.
Hasbro takes $100M hit as supply chain disruptions delay toys
Hasbro was missing $100 million worth of toys that were either stuck at ports or in warehouses that it had hoped to have by September, the company said in its most recent financial statement. Supply chain disruptions, including port congestion, have forced the maker of Nerf blasters, Monopoly and Play-Doh, to “work around the clock”...
20 U.S. Cities See Home Prices Reach All-Time High in August, Phoenix Biggest Gainer
Phoenix's home prices increased 33.3 percent in August compared to a year earlier, with San Diego and Tampa coming in second and third, respectively.
LIRR train smashes into car stopped on Long Island tracks
Rescue crews used tools to remove the roof and free the pinned driver, photos show. The man, who was not immediately identified, was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.
‘Dune: Part 2’ Officially Greenlit By Warner Bros.
As Chani would say, "This is only the beginning."
Birx Estimates Trump Admin Could Have Prevented 30 to 40 Percent of COVID Deaths
Birx accused the White House of being "distracted" with campaigning for the 2020 presidential election.
Trump stock slumps after trading frenzy
The shell company that plans to merge with former President Donald Trump's new media platform is losing steam after a trading frenzy in the stock market last week. CBS Moneywatch reporter Aimee Picchi joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero for more on the story.
Man kills 7 in stabbing rampage and jumps off bridge, police say
A man killed seven people in China, including a village Communist Party chief, before jumping off a bridge, police said.
Top 20 men’s and women’s fashion picks from Amazon’s 30% off sale
The go-to online store of the masses is currently offering up to 30% off men’s and women’s fashion deals. That’s right, we’re talking about Amazon, and they’ve come through for us once again. Better yet, most of the markdowns are on cool weather essentials such as leather jackets, coats, hoodies and more. Not to mention,...
Small gift shops fight for Christmas inventories amid supply chain woes
The Perfect Pigg, a gift shop owned by Ginger Pigg, is the go-to place for residents of Cumming, Georgia, to pick up gift items like kids toys and home goods. But this year, store shelves might be a little sparse. Because of bottlenecks in the global supply chain, many stores like Pigg’s are scrambling to...
‘Rust’ film armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed faces eviction from Arizona landlady: ‘I want her out’
Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins when he misfired a prop gun on the set of "Rust."
General Motors to Expand EV Charging Accessibility with Over 40,000 Community-Based Charging Stations
General Motors dealer community charging program will accelerate the deployment of charging in underserved, rural and urban communities.
Virginia teen found guilty of sexual assault that sparked volatile school board meeting
A judge found sufficient evidence during a trial Monday to sustain charges of forcible sodomy and forcible fellatio on a 15-year-old classmate, according to ABC 7News.
Ed Sheeran appears on 'The Voice' as mega mentor
Ed Sheeran appeared on "The Voice" on Monday as a mega mentor.
Ed Sheeran appears on 'The Voice' as mega mentor
Ed Sheeran appeared on "The Voice" on Monday as a mega mentor.
UFC 267 'Embedded,' No. 2: Khamzat Chimaev is 'so hungry' to fight
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West Virginians Aren't Climate 'Deniers,' But Don't Want U.S. Green Economy At Their Expense
"We're talking about an energy transition," Natalie Roper of The Just Transition Fund told Newsweek. "That doesn't mean they won't have access to quality jobs."
UVA event defending Thomas Jefferson sparks student blowback, conservative group says
The Young America's Foundation's University of Virginia chapter says it's facing a wave of blowback from other students over an upcoming event meant to defend the legacy of founding father Thomas Jefferson.
'It's absolutely getting worse': Secretaries of state targeted by Trump election lies live in fear for their safety and are desperate for protection
"I am a hunter -- and I think you should be hunted," a woman can be heard saying in a voicemail left for Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in September. "You will never be safe in Arizona again."
Japan startup says car lovers should check out this $700K hoverbike
A Japanese startup backed by soccer player Keisuke Honda hopes to persuade wealthy consumers to swap their supercar for a 77.7 million yen ($680,000) hoverbike that went on sale on Tuesday. The XTurismo Limited Edition from Tokyo-based drone startup A.L.I. Technologies is equipped with a conventional engine and four battery-powered motors and promises to fly...