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Exxon calls New York attorney general's probe a 'political witch hunt'

5 stunning stats about Exxon ExxonMobil hit back at New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over his investigation into how the company portrayed the risks that carbon regulations pose to its business. The company says in a court document filed Friday that Schneiderman made “inflammatory, reckless and false allegations” against Exxon, and is leading a “politically based investigation.” Those charges come in response to a trove of documents Schneiderman filed in court last week, which investigators say contain substantial evidence that Exxon may have misled its investors about climate change. ...

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China won't release activists detained in probe of Ivanka Trump supplier

Activist probing Ivanka Trump shoe supplier detained The Chinese government is refusing to release three activists who were detained while investigating working conditions at a company that made shoes for the Ivanka Trump brand and other prominent retailers. The U.S. State Department had urged China to free the men immediately and give them “the judicial and fair trial protections to which they are entitled.” But China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that the matter didn’t concern other countries. “The judicial authorities of China can handle relevant cases according to ...

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Uber fires 20 employees over sexual harassment probe

Uber under fire over harassment allegations Uber is acting swiftly after an investigation substantiated many reports of sexual harassment at the company. Uber has fired more than 20 employees based on the investigation’s findings, a person with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN Tech. At a staff meeting on Tuesday, employees were notified that 215 harassment claims had been investigated. 100 of which required no action, the source confirmed. Bloomberg was first to report the news on Tuesday. The 215 claims included discrimination, unprofessional behavior and bullying — as ...

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NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno

NASA’s Juno spacecraft arrived in orbit of Jupiter last summer, and it began its death-defying dives into Jupiter’s magnetic field earlier this year. It’s on a longer 53-day orbit than originally planned due to engine trouble, but NASA is still gathering lots of information. NASA has just published the first data from Juno, and it reveals some fascinating things about Jupiter. For one, it has cyclones the size of a planet. Juno is in a polar orbit, which allows it to see the entire surface of Jupiter, including the poles. ...

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Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Newcastle United and West Ham United’s grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests. HMRC said it deployed 180 officers across the UK and France, and several men working within professional football had been held. It searched premises in the north east and south east of England. The BBC understands the suspected income tax and National Insurance fraud amounts to £5m. Business records, financial records, computers and mobile phones were also been seized in the raids. West Ham United said in a statement the club was ...

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Paris shooting: Gunman was 'focus of anti-terror' probe

Media playback is unsupported on your device The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. Local media say the 39-year-old lived in the city’s suburbs, and had been seen as a potential Islamist radical. The gunman also wounded two police officers before he was killed by security forces on the Champs-Elysees. President François Hollande is to chair a security cabinet meeting, as France readies for Sunday’s presidential poll. Mr ...

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Congress Russian probe chief steps aside

The head of a key US congressional investigation into alleged Russian hacking has temporarily stepped down amid an ethics inquiry into him. House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is now himself under investigation by the House Ethics Committee. The panel is looking into claims that the Republican disclosed classified intelligence. Mr Nunes called the charges “entirely false” and “politically motivated”. Representative Mike Conaway will take control of the Russia investigation. Mr Nunes said his decision came after “several leftwing activist groups have filed accusations against me with the Office of ...

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Cassini probe set to begin ‘Grand Finale’ dive into Saturn’s atmosphere

We’ve enjoyed the benefits of having NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in orbit of Saturn for years. It’s almost like it’s always been there, looking down on one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the solar system. It only seems like forever because Cassini has sent back so much amazing stuff. Cassini began its observation of Saturn in 2004, and now it’s time for the probe’s final act as it runs low on fuel. Later this month, the spacecraft will begin a downward spiral that eventually sends it into Saturn’s crushing atmosphere. It’ll see ...

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Upcoming NASA probe will fly into the sun’s corona

The sun is a giant nuclear fireball that, as a rule, melts anything that comes close. Yet, there’s a NASA plan to send a spacecraft into the sun’s upper atmosphere to get a closer look at it and gather data on coronal mass ejections (CME). The spacecraft is called Solar Probe Plus (SPP), and it’s being designed and built by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. If all goes as planned, it’ll launch in 2018. A coronal mass ejection is often associated with solar flares, but the two phenomena ...

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Democrats seek probe over weakening SEC's subpoena powers

Yellen: U.S. banks are lending and globally competitive President Trump’s temporary SEC chief has already taken steps to curb the agency’s ability to go after financial crime. Now, four top Democratic senators are raising the alarm. In a letter Wednesday, senators Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, Robert Menendez, and Brian Schatz called on the agency’s inspector general to examine whether Acting Chairman Michael Piwowar overstepped his authority by scaling back the agency’s investigative powers and moving to potentially roll back two agency rules. Lawmakers questioned whether Piwowar’s actions “exceed his authority” ...

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