James Comey got so freaked out by the fact he never saw Trump laugh he trawled YouTube looking for clips

Former FBI director James Comey never saw Donald Trump laugh. In his upcoming memoir, Comey says he was so unsettled he even searched YouTube for clips of the US president laughing. “I suspect his apparent inability to [laugh] so is rooted in deep insecurity, his inability to be vulnerable or to risk himself by appreciating the humor of others,” Comey wrote. James Comey has called Donald Trump “unethical” and “morally unfit to be president.” But the former FBI director also has a stranger criticism of the US president: He never seems to laugh. In his upcoming memoir “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” Comey details his interactions with Trump… Read More

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Archaeologists find silver treasure on Baltic island

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets linked to the era of Danish King Harald Gormsson have been found on the eastern German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea. A single silver coin was first found in January by two amateur archaeologists, one of them a 13-year-old boy, in a field near the village of Schaprode. The state archaeology office then became involved and the entire treasure was uncovered by experts over the weekend, the Mecklenburg-West Pomerania state archaeology office said Monday. “It’s the biggest trove of such coins in the southeastern Baltic region,” the statement said.… Read More

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What’s in those seized records? Trump’s biggest new worry

By Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies have hit a new level of anxiety after the raid on his personal attorney’s office, fearful of deeper exposure for Trump, his inner circle and his adult children — and more than concerned that they don’t know exactly what is in those records and electronic devices seized last week. There is also some worry that Michael Cohen, the self-described legal fixer who helped make bad stories go away and took a leading role in Trump Organization projects in foreign outposts, may strike a deal with prosecutors out of concern about his own… Read More

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Review: ‘God of War’ smartly goes from godhood to parenthood

Video games have grown up with their audience. The people who write code, create art and compose music have gotten older and wiser. They’ve evolved just like the technology they use to forge their multimillion-dollar spectacles. That changing perspective is reflected in Kratos, the protagonist at the center of the “God of War” series. The Spartan was introduced as a power fantasy for players. He was a larger-than-life character who tore apart his adversaries, slept with mortals and gods alike and murdered nearly the entire Greek pantheon as revenge for numerous betrayals. The new chapter in the “God of War” saga finds Kratos at a different stage of his life.… Read More

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CEO Reed Hastings thinks Netflix is ‘inoculated against’ a potential regulatory crackdown on tech companies (NFLX, FB)

Regulators are talking seriously about imposing new regulations on Facebook and other big tech companies. But Netflix CEO Reed Hastings thinks his company will be unaffected by a regulatory crackdown. Unlike other tech giants, the streaming video company doesn’t sell ads, and is much more of a media company, he argued on a conference call following Netflix’s first-quarter earnings report. Hastings sits on Facebook’s board of directors. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the Russian government’s alleged attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election, policymakers in the US and abroad are talking seriously about new regulations targeting big tech companies. Netflix is often grouped with Facebook and… Read More

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Lakewood woman conquers rain, coldest Boston Marathon in 3 decades rocking her Red Rocks poncho

With a driving rain compounding the misery of the coldest Boston Marathon in three decades, Lakewood’s Chris Rodriguez ran from start to finish on Monday clad in a Red Rocks Amphitheater rain poncho. About 10 miles into the race, it became a conversation piece when she heard a woman’s voice behind her. “She said, ‘I really like your poncho, Red Rocks!’ ” Rodriguez said. “Then she came up beside me, I turned and looked at her and I said, ‘It’s the coolest concert venue there is, have you ever been there?’ She said, ‘Yeah, I’m from Denver.’ Those little things add a good karma to your race.” Boston runners needed… Read More

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