gallup.ipub.us http://gallup.ipub.us en-US http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss socportals@mediacolo.com Report: Tiger Woods Threatening Legal Action Over Leaked Nude Photos Tiger Woods' attorney is reportedly threatening to sue a website for posting leaked nude photos of the golfer. http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1262209-report-tiger-woods-threatening-legal-action-over-leaked-nude Mon, 21 2017 23:32:16 GMT http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1262209-report-tiger-woods-threatening-legal-action-over-leaked-nude Gary Payton Supports Kevin Durant, Wouldn#039;t Visit Donald Trump and White House Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant isn't the only basketball player who would turn down a White House invitation from the sitting president.  TMZ Sports asked Hall of Famer Gary Payton if he would go to the White House and what he thought of Durant's comments saying he wouldn't accept Donald Trump's invitation, and the Glove responded in kind saying, "right now, probably I wouldn't." Payton also said of Durant "that's his choice." This comes after Durant said, "Nah, I won't do that," when discussing a potential visit to the White House, per Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. "I don't respect who's in office right now." Durant continued his criticism of Trump, saying, "I don't agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that. That's just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they'll all agree with me." Durant's suggestion some of the other Golden State Warriors would pass on a Trump invitation was echoed by Tim Kawakami of The Athletic: Haynes noted the comments from the reigning NBA Finals MVP came after Heather Heyer was killed while protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12. "A car, allegedly driven by James Alex Fields Jr., plowed into a crowd that was protesting the white nationalists," Haynes wrote. "Over a dozen demonstrators were also injured." Trump was the target of plenty of criticism when he said, "You got a lot of bad people in the other group too," when discussing the events, per CNN. Durant wasn't the only NBA star to respond to the president's hesitancy to place the blame on white nationalists. LeBron James reacted on his Twitter page as well: According to Haynes, Trump's White House has yet to formally invite Durant and the champion Warriors for a customary visit. http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1262028-gary-payton-supports-kevin-durant-wouldn039t-visit-donald-tr Mon, 21 2017 20:45:29 GMT http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1262028-gary-payton-supports-kevin-durant-wouldn039t-visit-donald-tr Steve Bannon reportedly wants Priebus to testify to Mueller that Jared Kushner was behind Comey#039;s firing Ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is gearing up for battle and has set his sights on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, according to Vanity Fair. Bannon and Kushner have a long history of disagreement, with the two frequently butting heads on the ideological plane, where Bannon's far-right nationalist instincts clashed with Kushner's more moderate views. In the wake of his ouster, Bannon is looking to even the score with West Wing rivals like Kushner, Vanity Fair reported. In keeping with that, Bannon reportedly wants former chief of staff Reince Priebus to testify to special counsel Robert Mueller that Kushner was significantly involved in Trump's decision to fire former FBI director James Comey in May. According to Vanity Fair, Priebus believes Kushner and his wife, Ivanka, convinced Trump to fire Comey during a weekend they spent with the president at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. When Trump returned to the White House on May 8, he informed aides that he was going to fire Comey, and he dismissed the FBI director the next day. Comey's firing drew wide condemnation, and as accusations that Trump had fired Comey to obstruct an ongoing FBI counterintelligence investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Moscow in 2016 began piling up, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel in charge of overseeing the investigation. Mueller's team has cast a wide net in its probe, looking at multiple Trump confidants like former campaign manager Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Mueller is also diving into the Trump family's finances and business dealings, including Kushner's. Kushner met separately with the Russian ambassador to the US and a Russian businessman in December. Those interactions that were already under scrutiny as part of the FBI probe, but sources informed The Washington Post of the financial focus of the investigation. During the meeting at Trump Tower with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, Kushner reportedly floated the possibility of establishing a back channel line of communication between the Trump transition team and Russia. The White House has said that Kushner's subsequent meeting with Sergey Gorkov, CEO of Russia's state-owned Vnesheconombank, was unrelated to business matters. But the FBI is looking into whether Gorkov suggested to Kushner that Russian banks could finance the business ventures of Trump's associates if US sanctions were lifted or relaxed. Kushner met with the Senate Intelligence Committee in late July and told reporters afterward that he "did not collude" with Russia during the election and added that he had "nothing to hide."SEE ALSO: The Trump administration is skirting the biggest question about Kushner-Russia ties Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: The White House is undergoing renovations — here's how it changed after a massive facelift in the 1950s http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1261698-steve-bannon-reportedly-wants-priebus-testify-mueller-jared Mon, 21 2017 18:32:36 GMT http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1261698-steve-bannon-reportedly-wants-priebus-testify-mueller-jared Qatar slams Saudi pilgrim plan as hajj row escalates A row between Gulf states Qatar and Saudi Arabia over the transport of hajj pilgrims to Mecca escalated on Monday as Doha denounced current arrangements as "illogical". A strongly worded statement from Doha's foreign ministry said it was surprised that Riyadh had decided to restrict the transport of pilgrims from Qatar to Saudi Arabian Airlines only. http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1261619-qatar-slams-saudi-pilgrim-plan-hajj-row-escalates Mon, 21 2017 18:11:46 GMT http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1261619-qatar-slams-saudi-pilgrim-plan-hajj-row-escalates How #039;Science Junkies#039; Woods And DeChambeau Influenced Bridgestone#039;s Newest Line Of Golf Balls Bridgestone Golf has unveiled its latest line of golf balls, with four models in its TOUR B series that replace the popular B330. Throughout the research and development process, Bridgestone considered data from more than 3 million in-person fittings and two noted "science junkies." http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1261062-how-039science-junkies039-woods-and-dechambeau-influenced-br Mon, 21 2017 14:00:00 GMT http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1261062-how-039science-junkies039-woods-and-dechambeau-influenced-br Wealthy Collectors Show Off Their Cars Along Pebble Beach Golf Course Some of the most expensive cars in the world are displayed and auctioned off at a week of car shows in Monterrey, California. It's a beauty contest for cars. We travel there to see what it's like. http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1260601-wealthy-collectors-show-their-cars-along-pebble-beach-golf-c Mon, 21 2017 08:57:00 GMT http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1260601-wealthy-collectors-show-their-cars-along-pebble-beach-golf-c Mystery Qatari sheikh pushed into Gulf crisis spotlight Two months into a bitter Gulf crisis, Saudi Arabia's use of a previously unknown Qatari royal family member has opened a new -- and bizarre -- front in the conflict. On August 17, it was announced that Saudi's King Salman had ordered the reopening of the Qatar border to allow pilgrims from the emirate to join the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. The decision, at first glance an apparent thawing in a crisis ongoing since June 5, was apparently taken after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met an obscure member of Qatar's ruling dynasty, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim al-Thani. http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1260377-mystery-qatari-sheikh-pushed-gulf-crisis-spotlight Mon, 21 2017 02:44:19 GMT http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1260377-mystery-qatari-sheikh-pushed-gulf-crisis-spotlight True Stories From True North -- Insider Tales From A Celebrity Golf Professional If you don’t mind a little dew on your shoes, golf courses, especially private ones, are often places to find celebrities or follow in the footsteps of the famous. Longtime PGA professional Michael Kernicki, now the general manager at True North Golf Club, sometimes shares his “star stories.” http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1260160-true-stories-true-north-insider-tales-celebrity-golf-profess Mon, 21 2017 02:13:00 GMT http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1260160-true-stories-true-north-insider-tales-celebrity-golf-profess United States retain Solheim Cup with win over Europe The United States retain the Solheim Cup with a 16½-11½ victory over Europe in Iowa. http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1259906-united-states-retain-solheim-cup-win-over-europe Sun, 20 2017 21:29:30 GMT http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1259906-united-states-retain-solheim-cup-win-over-europe Survivors hail discovery of the USS Indianapolis, 72 years after it was torpedoed with the loss of 880 lives For decades survivors of the USS Indianapolis, sunk by Japanese torpedoes at the end of World War Two, believed the remains of the heavy cruiser and resting place of their shipmates would never be found. But as news emerged that an underwater expedition had discovered the wreck 18,000 feet below the surface of the North Pacific Ocean, they described a mix of emotions as they remembered the hundreds of sailors and marines who died in one of America’s worst naval disasters. Arthur Leenerman, a 93-year-old survivor, said he had wished for years that the wreck would be found. “We were wondering whether they would ever be able to find it or not,” he said. “I’m glad they found it and I hope I get a chance to have a closer look at the pictures.” Arthur Leenerman served for two years aboard the USS Indianapolis But he added he was saddened that so many survivors and relatives of those lost at sea had died without ever having a chance to learn of her final resting place.  Don McCall Jr, whose father died earlier this year after surviving the sinking, said everyone connected to the ship would be a little more at peace. “It brings a little bit of closure to all those families and especially those survivors who can now see their shipmates’ final resting place,” he said. Researchers find wreckage of USS Indianapolis 01:14 The Indianapolis was returning from a secret mission to deliver parts for the atomic bomb which was later used on Hiroshima when she was hit by Japanese torpedoes on July 30, 1945. What came next made the episode one of the most retold tales of America’s war. The vessel sank in just 12 minutes giving survivors little time to use rescue equipment. No distress call was ever received and it was not until four days later, when a bomber on a routine mission spotted survivors, that the alarm was raised. Search teams rescued only 316 men of the 1196 on board, making it the largest single loss of life in the history of the US Navy. Hundreds survived the sinking but succumbed to dehydration, drowning or shark attacks. This photo appears to show one of the two anchor windlass mechanisms from the forecastle of the ship Credit: Paul G. Allen via AP The ship’s location remained a mystery, somewhere in the Philippine Sea between the island of Guam and Leyte Gulf. Mr Leenerman, who served for two years on the Indianapolis and is now one of 19 living survivors, said he had time to put on a life jacket before climbing overboard. The amount of oil in the water made him vomit almost immediately. He clung to a group of men as they waited for rescue through four days and five nights. “As long as we were together and stayed in a bunch we were fairly safe from the sharks,” he said, recounting his extraordinary tale of survival. The story of the ship and her survivors has occupied a special place in the American psyche. They were the subject of countless books, documentaries and films. The tale made for a chilling plot point in the Steven Spielberg blockbuster Jaws, when the fictional survivor Capt Quint describes the terror of waiting to be rescued while sharks snatched men in the water. USS Indianapolis in Pearl Harbor, USA, in 1937 Credit: EPA/US Navy HANDOUT “When he comes at you he doesn’t seem to be living till he bites you and those black eyes roll over white,” he says. Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder who has led the expedition to find the wreck, announced the discovery at the weekend. “To be able to honour the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role in ending World War II is truly humbling,” he said. The US Navy added that the Research Vessel Petrel continues to survey the site and that the work complies with American laws treating a sunken warship as a military grave. Capt William Toti (Ret), spokesperson for the survivors of the USS Indianapolis, said: “They all know this is now a war memorial, and are grateful for the respect and dignity that Paul Allen and his team have paid to one of the most tangible manifestations of the pain and sacrifice of our World War Two veterans.” http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1259792-survivors-hail-discovery-uss-indianapolis-72-years-after-it Sun, 20 2017 15:45:16 GMT http://gallup.ipub.us/news/1259792-survivors-hail-discovery-uss-indianapolis-72-years-after-it