Report: One of Mohammed bin Salman's Top Advisers Ordered Jamal Khashoggi's Death Via Skype

The Saudis have admitted Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist in self-imposed exile and frequent critic of Saudi Arabia’s heir to the throne Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed after entering their consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. They’ve insisted Khashoggi’s death happened by accident during a struggle with…

Turkish Paper Claims Evidence of Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Was Transmitted by His Apple Watch

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist-in-exile, frequent critic of the ruling House of Saud, and Washington Post columnist, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Since then, Turkish government officials largely speaking under the cover of anonymity have insisted that Saudi security…

Trump Takes Question From TruNews, a Website That Believes in Satanic Deep State Cannibals

On Wednesday, Donald Trump gave a mind-boggling press conference on the accusations of sexual assault facing his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, alternating between rambling thoughts on how a man named “Mr. Pillsbury” had said China has “total respect” for his “very, very large brain” and smearing the women…

FCC Clears Ajit Pai of Wrongdoing in Sinclair's Failed Takeover of Local News

When the Federal Communications Commission was vetting right-wing media conglomerate Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s $3.9 billion proposal to merge with competitor Tribune Media last year, Democrats in the House asked the agency’s inspector general to investigate whether chairman and Donald Trump appointee Ajit Pai was…

Facebook Vigilantes, Ugly Laptops, and Red Tide: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Read anything interesting in the news lately? No, really. I’m still catching up, because for much of the past week, I was vacationing in lovely Cook Forest, Pennsylvania, during which my access to the internet was limited to whatever stretches of 4G could be obtained amid supply runs to town. This was indeed lovely—an…

Sam Nunberg: This Entire Meltdown Is Because I Didn't Want to Manually Search My Email Inbox

Sam Nunberg, formerly an aide on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, launched an hours-long, barely comprehensible tear through the media involving numerous back-to-back TV interviews as well as phone calls to local media on Monday. Nunberg is very upset that special counsel Robert Mueller has issued him grand jury…

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