Headlines on 2018-7-9

  • Cuomo throws Sandra Lee A-list birthday bash in the Hamptons

    The party was at hot spot Il Mulino on Saturday night.

    Page Six
  • Everything you can imagine is real

    Justin Peters takes stock photos and combines them into fantastical and mind-bending scenes. I’ve seen lots of this sort of thing, but these are particularly well done. The one with the umbrella and the road is a straight-up optical illusion and broke my brain for awhile. (via colossal, which has been a real source of joy & possibility these days) Tags: art   Justin Peters   remix

    kottke.org
  • ISIS capital in Afghanistan is captured by US and Afghan troops after 170 terrorists are killed

    The operation in Deh Bala, on the border with Pakistan, began in April and was largely complete by June. It involved bout 600 American Green Berets and three Afghan commando units.

    Mail Online
  • 2 Navy SEAL leaders relieved of duty after sexual misconduct allegations

    The commander and the senior enlisted officer of a U.S. Navy SEAL team have been relieved of their duties after investigations into alleged sexual assault and harassment.

    ABC News
  • Scaramucci Admits His 10-Day Political Career Cost Him Billions In AUM

    Anthony Scaramucci said his brief stint in the Trump White House "cost me a lot," and there's a "less than zero" percent chance he'll ever return to politics. Instead, the 54-year-old hedge fund impresario is taking his ball and going back into finance, he told Bloomberg Television in a 25-minute interview.  “I’m not really great at the Washington scene,” said Scaramucci. “Having experienced that now has made me a lot wiser, but it’s also made me appreciate where I was and who I really am --...

    Zero Hedge
  • YouTube to crack down on fake news, backing 'authoritative' sources

    Google service announces push to counter false videos that often follow shootings, natural disasters and other breaking news Google’s YouTube said it was taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations. The company said Monday it will make “authoritative” news sources more prominent, especially in the wake of breaking news events when misinformation can spread quickly. Continue reading...

    the Guardian