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Disgraceful Charade Unfolds in Battle Twixt Mueller/Congress

Conrad Black, NY SunIt is with great reluctance that I must take issue with my very esteemed friend Andy McCarthy, in this case with his treatment of the Steele Dossier, which makes a lot of sensational allegations against President Trump of compromising past relations with Russia and its leaders. … Read the referenced story here: Disgraceful Charade Unfolds in Battle Twixt Mueller/Congress

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Disgraceful Charade Unfolds in Battle Twixt Mueller, Congress

Conrad Black, NY SunIt is with great reluctance that I must take issue with my very esteemed friend Andy McCarthy, in this case with his treatment of the Steele Dossier, which makes a lot of sensational allegations against President Trump of compromising past relations with Russia and its leaders. … Read the referenced story here: Disgraceful Charade Unfolds in Battle Twixt Mueller, Congress

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Winemaker Vows to Rebuild After Losing Battle With Wildfire

Throughout Northern California, where wildfires have raged for almost a week, killing at least 36 people and destroying about 6,000 buildings, residents are taking stock of what they have and what they have lost. Many are feeling lucky to have survived with their lives. The fire’s path of destruction lacked rhyme or reason, destroying an entire winery in one case but leaving patio furniture outside the tasting room untouched. Pierre Birebent, who has been a winemaker at the Signorello Estate for the past 20 years, said he feels lucky. WATCH:…

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Finance News 

While Amazon and Microsoft battle in the cloud wars, this startup quietly built a $175 million business by picking up their slack (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL)

DigitalOcean is a cloud computing startup based in New York, competing with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure by focusing on smaller developers and startups. The company exclusively reveals to BI that it’s on a $175 million annualized run rate (ARR) for 2017. An IPO isn’t necessarily in the cards, but the company says it’s well-positioned should it choose to do so. There’s a war raging in the cloud as the leader, Amazon Web Services, defends its $16 billion business from the rise of Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. The battleground:…

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Fire Crews ‘Making Progress’ in Battle With California Wildfires

Firefighters battling massive wildfires in California are “making progress” and “beginning to contain” the fire, officials said Thursday. “Today is a different day, and it’s a good day for us. We are now hitting this fire on two fronts,” Napa County Supervisor Delia Ramos said. Fire crews entered their fourth day of fighting the fire on Thursday, as strong, dry winds returned to the area, further complicating the jobs of the thousands of firefighters on hand to battle the blaze. Barry Biermann, deputy chief for California’s fire protection team (CAL…

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