The Daily Populous

Saturday November 17th, 2018 day edition

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The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing, according to people familiar with the matter.

Fatimah Baeshen, a spokeswoman for the Saudi Embassy in Washington, said the ambassador and Khashoggi never discussed “anything related to going to Turkey.”

[Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is ‘chief of the tribe’ in cowed House of Saud].

Privately, aides said, Trump has been shown evidence of the prince’s involvement but remains skeptical that Mohammed ordered the killing.

The Turks gave the CIA a copy of that audio, and the agency’s director, Gina Haspel, has listened to it.

In addition to calls and audio recordings, CIA analysts also linked some members of the Saudi hit team directly to Mohammed himself.

U.S. officials are unclear on when or whether the Saudi government will follow through with its threatened executions of the individuals blamed for Khashoggi’s killing. »

Bankrupt Sears wants to give executives $19 million in bonuses

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New York (CNN Business) Sears is seeking court approval to pay executives as much as $19 million in quarterly bonuses while the company struggles to restructure in bankruptcy.

The first is for the top 18 "key" executives, who would collectively get as much as $2.1 million per quarter.

Sears Holdings, which includes both Sears and Kmart, has been burning through cash at a rate of about $125 million a month. »

'The Princess Bride' Oral History

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No [studio] wanted to make a movie of The Princess Bride; nobody was interested in it.

In the script it said “the army of Florin” — I had seven people in the army of Florin.

And I remember, I was in New York and Rob called me and said, “I think I’ve found her.”. »

Microsoft’s Building a Disc-Less Xbox One for Release in 2019

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The Scarlett devices are Microsoft’s next-gen consoles and are not expected until 2020 but in 2019, the company is planning to release a disc-less console.

And if this is making you nervous because you have a large collection of physical discs for your current Xbox, Microsoft has you covered.

Tagged with Disc to Digital, Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox One S. »