Pompeo: Trump has ‘proper understanding’ of Russian meddling
Facing questions from skeptical senators, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted that President Donald Trump fully accepts that Russia interfered in the 2016 campaign. | John Shinkle/POLITICO Wednesday’s actions were seen as an attempt to calm both critics and allies who alike have expressed concern over the president’s performance at a summit with Vladimir Putin.…
Senate Republicans clash with Dems over access to Kavanaugh WH records
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has insisted that, ahead of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, the documents that will be available as part of his vetting process will compromise "most likely the largest document production in history for a Supreme Court nomination." Interested in Supreme Court? Add Supreme Court as an interest to…
Dwight Howard Says His Hall of Fame Resume ‘Speaks for Itself’
Ned Dishman/Getty Images Dwight Howard believes he's done enough to carve out a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  "I don't really concern myself with what a lot of people say about me," Howard told TMZ Sports on Wednesday. "My resume speaks for itself. "I know what I've done in this NBA,…
Facebook braces investors for weakening revenue in second half of the year
Wehner also said the company expects margin compression, with operating margins trending towards "mid-30s on a percentage basis," compared to second quarter operating margins of 44 percent. That tightening is the result of broadening markets, investments in news products — like the recent introduction of the company's long-form video format, IGTV — and capital expenditures…
Julius Peppers Doesn’t Pass Panthers Physical, Placed on PUP List
Chuck Burton/Associated Press Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said Wednesday that veteran defensive end Julius Peppers did not pass his physical, according to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer:  Jourdan Rodrigue @JourdanRodrigueAs I just tweeted, this is related to shoulder cleanout. Labrum repair. Don’t think it’s a cause for concern right now. https://t.co/M9tVm8OpaX Peppers will begin…