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Former top intel chiefs silent after Musk Twitter disclosures

America’s top former intelligence officials were silent Saturday after the release of internal Twitter documents detailing how The Post’s bombshell revelations were censored by the social media company. Leon Panetta, a former CIA director and defense secretary, John Brennan a former CIA director, Mike Hayden, a former CIA director, and Jim Clapper, a former director of national intelligence — who all once said The Post’s reporting had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation,” — declined or did not respond to request for comment about whether the latest disclosures had changed their opinion. The quartet made their allegations as part...
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Elon Musk slams New York Times for its silence on Twitter censorship report

Elon Musk blasted the New York Times Saturday for its refusal to cover the ongoing firestorm over political censorship at Twitter — damning the newspaper as a “lobbying firm for far-left politicians.” The slam came in response to a tweet from conservative radio host Clay Travis, who had posted that “not one single article about @elonmusk or the @twitter email release” that dropped Friday had appeared in the Gray Lady’s pages or on its website. “That is because The New York Times has become, for all intents and purposes, an unregistered lobbying firm for far-left politicians,” Musk responded. The bombshell report documenting Democratic pressure that led Twitter censors to silence The Post and its coverage of Hunter Biden’s laptop ahead of the 2020 presidential election remained absent from the Times’s website — as well as that of its main competitor, the Washington Post — Saturday afternoon. “Whatever your politics are,” Travis continued, “if you’re in media and you don’t think new revelations about the most severe censorship of a newspaper’s story in big tech history isn’t a story worthy of covering you aren’t a journalist you’re a propagandist.”
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Russia threatens oil cut off after rejecting Western-set price cap

Russia is threatening to stop supplying Western allies of Ukraine with oil after rejecting a proposed price cap of $60 per barrel. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Saturday that Russia will need more time to formally respond, but that it will not be accepting the price ceiling agreed upon on Friday by the U.S., Japan, Canada, Britain, Australia, and the European Union as a measure to cut Putin’s funding for the war in Ukraine. Its cap was to take effect on Monday, along with an EU embargo on Russian oil shipped by sea. Mikhail Ulynov, Russia’s permanent representative to international organizations...
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Tyson Fury dominates, stops tough but overmatched Derek Chisora in 10th round

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Tyson Fury (right) nails Derek Chisora during their WBC heavyweight championship fight, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 03, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images) 03. Dec. At 39 years old, journeyman Derek “War” Chisora (33-13, 23 KOs)...

Ukraine cops foil group trying to steal Banksy mural from Kyiv wall

Police thwarted an attempt to steal a mural painted by enigmatic British street artist Banksy from a wall on the outskirts of Kyiv, officials said. The painting, an image of a person in a gas mask and nightgown holding a fire extinguisher, went missing Friday after thieves removed it from the wall of a war-battered home, Kyiv governor Oleksiy Kuleba said in a Telegram post. “A group of people tried to steal a Banksy mural. They cut out the work from the wall of a house destroyed by the Russians,” Kuleba said. The artwork was recovered by Kyiv police, who arrested eight people...

Michigan vs. Purdue predictions: Big 10 Championship picks and best bets

Our college football betting writer offers best picks and predictions for the Big Ten Championship game between Michigan and Purdue, scheduled to air live Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on FOX. Michigan (12-0) rides into Indianapolis, Illinois, and points toward the College Football Playoff for the second consecutive season after an unceremonious beatdown of rival Ohio State. The unbeaten Wolverines draw Big Ten West winner Purdue, which finished 8-4 and promises to play like it has nothing to lose. Michigan vs. Purdue picks for the Big 10 Championship Michigan to cover -17 at -117 with Caesars SportsbookPurdue to cover first half +9.5 at...

Rangers need to win more to possibly lure Patrick Kane for Artemi Panarin reunion

Artemi Panarin couldn’t help but smirk.  After giving an honest assessment of how his chemistry wasn’t quite there yet with Vincent Trocheck, who has since been bumped to the Rangers’ third line in favor of Filip Chytil in the previous three games, the star Russian winger was asked by The Post how it unfolded with his former teammate in Chicago, Patrick Kane.  “We had chemistry right away,” Panarin said after a morning skate in San Jose. “We didn’t need any practices. But, everybody is different. I just see the game the same way as Patrick.”  Kane, who is in the final year of...

Where to see snow in Florida this weekend & more stories from the Sunshine State

Photo by(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Hello readers! This weekend, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programing to highlight some of our favorite NewsBreak Contributor stories from across Florida. We’ve got stories on the renaming of Tampa International Airport’s giant flamingo, holiday lights at the Florida Botanical Gardens, where to see "snow" in Florida this winter and more.

Boxing Results: Daniel Dubois stops Kevin Lerena

By Jack Tiernan: WBA ‘regular’ heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs) had a close call tonight, needing to get up off the canvas on three separate occasions before getting his act together to TKO South African Kevin Lerena (28-2 114 KOs) in the third round on Saturday night at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

BBC cancels Christmas Day ‘Top of the Pops’ after nearly 60 years

The BBC has canceled its iconic Christmas Day “Top of the Pops” show, a holiday television mainstay in England for close to six decades. The program featured performances by homegrown musical talents like the Beatles, Elton John, and the Spice Girls and international stars like Madonna, Beyonce, and Mariah Carey for 57 years. It was canned due to financial reasons, The Sun reported. Previous 1 of 3 Next “Beeb bosses felt the cost involved in creating a one-off show like this were too high to justify,” a source told the outlet. “But it will be seen as the sad end of an era by millions of Brits who saw it as a Christmas Day must-watch along with the Queen’s Speech.” “Top of the Pops” began as a weekly series in 1964, featuring the Rolling Stones as its first band. It debuted its first Christmas special on Dec. 24 that year. The next year, it ran on Christmas Day. A radio program with the same name ran on BBC The series was the longest-running weekly musical show on television when it was taken off the air in 2006 amid faltering ratings.

Matt Turner points to box execution as cause for USMNT’s loss to Netherlands

The majority of the talking points emanating from the other side of the world painted a rosy picture about progress and optimism of the U.S. men’s national team after its elimination Saturday from the World Cup. While much of that is deserved, goalkeeper Matt Turner offered the most blunt and honest assessments of the Americans’ 3-1 loss to the Netherlands in the Round of 16 on Saturday in Al Rayyan, Qatar. “This wasn’t said, but from my perspective, it just came down to what happened in both boxes,“ the 28-year-old Turner told Fox after the match. “They had some ideas in the...

Mayor Adams wishes Team USA ‘good luck’ in Qatar before big World Cup game

Team USA has already made its county proud in the World Cup — no matter the results. Shortly before the US Men’s National Soccer Team was heading toward a crushing loss Saturday to the Netherlands in the Round of 16, a jet-setting Mayor Eric Adams posed with Coach Gregg Berhalter before the big game and wished him well. Both gave a thumbs-up sign while smiling. “This is a true leader,” Adams tweeted live from Qatar. “Great talking with @USMNT Coach Gregg Berhalter before today’s big game. Previous 1 of 3 Next “Good luck #Team USA! You’ve already made your country proud #USAvNED.” Adams arrived in Doha, Qatar on Dec. 1 and has said he plans to stay until Dec. 4 — to “learn more” about the 2022 FIFA World Cup games. He said he was picking up the tab for this trip. New York and New Jersey were selected to jointly host the 2026 World Cup at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.  Prior to arriving in Qatar,  Adams was in Athens, Greece to attend the 2022 Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism.  Expenses to attend the summit are being picked up by its organizers.