Lloyds defends CEO pay after investor anger at annual investor meeting

Lloyds Banking Group has defended the 6.3 million pound ($8.06 million) pay package awarded to chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio, after criticism from politicians and investor trade bodies.
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Messi ends mini scoring drought with four-goal spree
Lionel Messi ended his mini scoring drought in typical style Saturday as he notched four goals in Barcelona's 5-0 rout of Eibar in La Liga.
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2 arrested in connection to disappearance of 15-month-old Tennessee girl: reports
Investigators in Tennessee looking into the disappearance of 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell who was last nearly two months ago have arrested two people in connection to the case, reports say.
Steven Spielberg ‘embarrassed’ and ‘concerned’ for porn star daughter
This week brought a Steven Spielberg blockbuster no one saw coming. On Wednesday, the director’s daughter Mikaela announced to the world that she is embarking on a film career of her own — as a porn star. The 23-year-old told The Sun about making solo sex videos that she posted on and how she...
Magical Messi gets four in Barcelona's Camp Nou rout
Liz Hurley sizzles in white, hot pink bikinis during island getaway
Elizabeth Hurley wasted no time modeling off her bathing suit collection while touching down in the Maldives for a luxurious tropical getaway.
Missing 11-year-old boy from Pennsylvania may be headed to NYC: cops
Andray Knighton, 11, left Danville Middle School around 3 p.m. Friday after telling a friend he was moving to New York, Danville Police said in a Facebook post.
Fmr. Sen. Dean Heller: 'We may be talking about Nevada on Super Tuesday'
As 2020 Democratic presidential candidates make their final pitch to Nevada voters, a question hangs in the air: will this election be a continuation of Iowa's caucus chaos?
Nevada Democrats prepare to caucus
America’s Parasite
Frankly, Trump doesn’t give a damn.
Nevada Dems irk caucus volunteers by asking them to sign non-disclosure agreements
The Nevada Democratic Party is asking volunteers to sign non-disclosure agreements before they work the presidential caucus on Saturday, a move that has caught some by surprise and caused at least one volunteer to quit.
Dozens take part in underpants run
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Two Fashion Institute of Technology Officials Placed on Leave Following 'Racist' Runway Show
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Biden aims to revive sagging campaign in Nevada
Sanders entered caucus day as the undisputed frontrunner, but it's anyone's guess after that.
The 2020 Nevada caucuses
Thirty-six delegates are at stake in Nevada's Democratic caucuses. Follow here for live updates and results.
Man drags elderly woman to the ground in Brooklyn, steals her bag
The elderly woman was waiting for the bus on Cooper Street near Evergreen Avenue in Bushwick at about 11 p.m. on Feb. 6 when an unidentified man walked up to her from behind and grabbed her purse, officials said.
Harry and Megan: the new Edward and Wallis Simpson?
The BBC's Jude Sheerin muses in a deep dive into the two love stories.
About 40 million people get water from the Colorado River. Studies show it's drying up.
Studies show climate change is drying up the Colorado River. Its largest reservoirs have dropped dramatically since 2000.
Tucker Carlson: Russia isn’t attacking our democratic system – our own ruling class is
Our democratic system is in fact under attack. That much is true. But it's not the Russians who are attacking it. It's not even the Chinese. It's being attacked by our own ruling class. They're undermining democracy because they have no choice.
Erdoğan says he will meet Putin, Merkel and Macron to discuss Syria
Trump, Schiff spar ahead of Nevada caucuses over claim Russians trying to help Bernie Sanders
President Trump and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff tangled on Twitter ahead of the Nevada caucuses on Saturday over the reports U.S. officials believe Russia is attempting to interfere in the Democratic presidential primary by helping Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Zabit Magomedsharipov says he'll be fighting top 5 opposition at UFC 249 – but it's not set yet
Zabit Magomedsharipov says he'll be competing at UFC 249. Given the hints, there are two possible opponents he could face on fight night.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN+ 26 play-by-play and live results (4 p.m. ET)UFC on ESPN+ 26 discussion threadWatch Curtis Blaydes beat 'Rumble' Johnson ... in a sumo wrestling match
Murdered JFK lover Mary Pinchot Meyer is revived in two new books
Fiction has always taken a fancy to the Kennedys and anyone associated with them. This season, two novels reimagine the world of Mary Pinchot Meyer, a celebrated beauty best known for her affair with John F. Kennedy.
How Jacob deGrom can pull off daunting Hall of Fame challenge
Jacob deGrom has passed Tim Lincecum on the way to Johan Santana, with Roy Halladay as the destination. This is deGrom’s Hall of Fame path. He is trying to make up for a late start to his major league career and evolve from impressive to immortal. DeGrom’s Cooperstown brand would be burnished if he could...
Oakland Athletics’ radio fiasco is MLB slap in the face
Imagine being a Yankees or Mets fan when suddenly the teams pull all their radio broadcasts. Out, off, gone, kaput. Imagine being in a car, at the beach, in the yard, a campsite, your desk, unable to hear a Yankees or Mets game on radio. Last week the A’s announced the latest in MLB unimaginable....
Giorgio Armani claims women pushed to be 'half-naked' in fashion ads are being 'raped'
The 85-year-old Italian fashion icon had harsh words about industry standards.
Australian family claims son's headstone was removed without knowledge over 'offensive' picture: report
A family in Australia says they were “devastated” when they learned that their son’s headstone was removed from a local cemetery without their knowledge because of some called an “offensive” photo, according to a report.
Newt Gingrich Says Bernie Sanders Is More Likely to Take Down the Democrats Than Win the Presidency
During an appearance on Fox News, the former House Speaker said that Bernie Sanders probably will not win the presidency.
Live updates: Democrats caucus in Nevada
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Amanda Bynes talks conservatorship drama as mom refuses to approve marriage
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How a sorority girl ended up taking down the world’s most notorious terrorists
Tracy Walder arrived at the University of Southern California in 1996, and rushed Delta Gamma soon after. For the studious yet bubbly Southern California native, the Greek system provided a built-in social life and a place where she happily “blended into the crowd” of slim, pretty blondes. She attended alcohol-soaked parties, was elected vice president...
The tragedy of D.C.’s Bob Odlum, the first person to leap from the Brooklyn Bridge
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Boeing has another problem with its 737 MAX — trash in its fuel tanks
Boeing has another problem now with dozens of its undelivered 737 MAX jets — trash in the fuel tanks. The embattled plane maker found everything from tools to rags inside the fuel tanks of about 35 aircraft, a company spokesman told Reuters. Company inspectors have checked about 50 of the roughly 400 MAX jets built...
A 22-year-old Harvard grad launched his own amateur esports company for adult gamers
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More departures expected at nation's top intelligence office
Some top intelligence officials are looking to leave following the recent upheaval at the office that oversees the 17 intelligence agencies of the US government, including the controversial appointment of Richard Grenell as the nation's top intelligence official, a US official told CNN.
JLo's twins turn 12: All the times the singer gushed about motherhood
JLo and Marc Anthony's twins, Emme and Max, are turning 12 on Saturday, and Fox News is taking a look back at all the times the superstar has gushed about becoming a mom.
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It's National Margarita Day! Here's where to score great deals on drinks
Jimmy Buffett once famously said: "If life gives you limes, make margaritas."
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Swarm of 40,000 killer bees attack first responders in California
California first responders were all abuzz when they showed up to a report of a bee sting — only to be attacked by 40,000 aggressive African killer honeybees. The first firefighter on the scene in Pasadena was stung 17 times — six other firefighters and police were stung afterward. Three first responders were rushed to...
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5 Hospitalized After Stung by Swarm of 40,000 Bees in California
Two firefighters, one police officer and two civilians were sent to a hospital
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Relatives of Queens pol Liz Crowley allegedly shown ‘favoritism’ in school jobs
The sister and nephew of Liz Crowley, an ex-city councilwoman running for Queens borough president, are getting special treatment as teachers in a city middle school, a whistleblower charges. The politician’s sister, Patricia Crowley, returned to IS 5 the Walter Crowley School — named for their late councilman uncle — after a higher-paying Department of...
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How Colin O’Brady crossed the world’s most unforgiving place in 54 days
Adventurer Colin O’Brady felt like his hands were being crushed. It was his 48th day trudging through Antarctica, attempting to become the first person ever to walk the 930 miles from one end of the continent to the other completely unassisted. But battling through a particularly nasty storm, the 12-hour days spent gripping ski poles...
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"The Pharmacist" documents a father's fight against the opioid epidemic
The new Netflix documentary series profiles Dan Schneider, a small-town pharmacist who was one of the first people to identify and confront what we now know as America's opioid epidemic.
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Justice Sotomayor warns the Supreme Court is doing special favors for the Trump administration
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks at Tufts University on September 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. | Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images The ordinary rules no longer apply when the Trump administration shows up in court. The Supreme Court voted along party-lines Friday evening to allow a Trump administration rule restricting low-income immigrants’ ability to enter the US to take full effect. All four of the Court’s Democratic appointees dissented, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor writing a sharply worded dissenting opinion accusing her Court of “putting a thumb on the scale in favor of” the Trump administration. “It is hard to say what is more troubling,” Sotomayor wrote. “That the government would seek this extraordinary relief seemingly as a matter of course, or that the Court would grant it.” The Court’s decision in Wolf v. Cook County is a significant development in and of itself because of its potential impact on millions of immigrants.Last August, the Trump administration announced a new rule governing who would be classified as a “public charge” — essentially someone reliant on government aid programs — and thus potentially unable to enter the United States, extend their visa, or obtain a green card. The new rule gives immigration officials new leeway to turn away immigrants deemed “likely to be a public charge,” based of a wide range of factors including use of certain public benefits and English language skills. As many as 69 percent of the more than 5 million individuals who received a green card over the last five years have at least one negative factor against them under the new rule, and thus may have been denied immigration benefits had the new rule been in effect. Sotomayor is concerned the Supreme Court is granting too many stays — and for good reason Sotomayor’s dissent focuses less on the question of whether the Trump administration's public charge rule is legal, and more on what she describes as a “now-familiar pattern” in the administration’s interactions with the Supreme Court. At least two lower courts handed down orders blocking the new public charge rule — one of those decisions blocked the rule across the country, while the other one blocked it only in Illinois. Last month, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 along familiar partisan lines to stay the lower court order blocking the rule on a nationwide basis. Friday’s order stays the decision blocking it in Illinois. Until recently, it was extraordinarily unusual for the government to seek such a stay from the justices while a case was still winding its way through lower courts. As Sotomayor warned in a dissenting opinion last September, “granting a stay pending appeal should be an ‘extraordinary’ act. Unfortunately, it appears the Government has treated this exceptional mechanism as a new normal.” According to a recent paper by University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck, “in less than three years, [Trump’s] Solicitor General has filed at least twenty-one applications for stays in the Supreme Court (including ten during the October 2018 Term alone)” — and Vladeck’s paper did not include the Trump administration's two applications in the public charge cases. By comparison, “during the sixteen years of the George W. Bush and Obama Administrations, the Solicitor General filed a total of eight such applications — averaging one every other Term.” The Trump administration, moreover, has an high win rate when it seeks extraordinary relief from the Supreme Court. It’s achieved either a partial or a full victory in about 65 percent of the cases where it asked the Supreme Court to temporarily block a lower court’s opinion. As Sotomayor explains in her Wolf opinion, it is very unusual for the Supreme Court to grant such relief so easily. Because the Supreme Court is the final word on nearly all questions of federal law, it typically likes to let novel legal issues percolate in the lower courts before handing down a final command. “Stay applications force the Court to consider important statutory and constitutional questions that have not been ventilated fully in the lower courts, on abbreviated timetables and without oral argument,” Sotomayor writes in her Wolf dissent. They also “upend the normal appellate process, putting a thumb on the scale in favor of the party that won a stay.” And in this Supreme Court, that party is almost always the Trump administration. The Supreme Court’s stay decisions weaken safeguards built into the court system There is a very simple reason why the justices ordinarily like to wait to decide novel legal questions. If a lower court gets a decision wrong, the same issue is likely to come before other judges who may reach the correct conclusion. As these decisions proliferate, they provide more and more guidance to other judges and, ultimately, to the justices themselves. When the justices take their time, in other words, they are able to benefit from the wisdom of many judges — and they are more likely to decide a case correctly. When the justices rush, by contrast, they short-circuit this entire process. And because the Supreme Court is the highest legal authority in the country, an error by the justices is much harder to correct than an error by a lower court. Sotomayor’s opinion is a warning that the Supreme Court’s Republican majority appears to care more about bailing out the Trump administration than it does for careful deliberation which ensures that the law is read properly. It’s also a warning that the Supreme Court appears to be bending the rules for Trump and for Trump alone. As Sotomayor writes, “the Court’s recent behavior on stay applications has benefited one litigant over all others.”
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Greyhound will no longer allow Border Patrol to conduct warrantless searches on its buses
Greyhound will not allow US Customs and Border Protection agents to conduct searches on its buses without warrants, the company announced Friday.
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Here's what to expect from Trump's visit to India
It's Donald Trump's first visit to India -- and it comes at a crucial time for both countries. CNN takes a look at what to expect from the two-day trip.
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Nevada Gov. talks non-disclosure agreements before caucus
CNN's Victor Blackwell talks to Gov. Steve Sisolak (D-NV) about volunteers in his state being asked to sign non-disclosure agreements ahead of the caucus which caused site volunteer Seth Morrison to step down.
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She's lived in the US for years. Now she faces a tough choice
CNN's Nick Valencia speaks to a Houston resident whose future is uncertain after the Trump administration adds six new countries to an expanded immigration ban.
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Italian Towns Locked Down Following 2 COVID-19 Deaths and a Surge of Cases
The growing cluster of cases have no direct links to the origin of the outbreak abroad
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A rare rainbow snake was spotted in a Florida forest for the first time in 50 years. Don't worry, it's harmless
A hiker in Florida found and took pictures of a rare rainbow snake, a species that experts say hasn't been seen in the area for more than 50 years.
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