Daily Archives: September 3, 2017

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Inventor of Voicemail Says Everything Must Go

Scott Jones is throwing a serious estate sale

By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

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(NEWSER) – Tech titan Scott Jones, best known for inventing voicemail and founding the search engine ChaCha, is moving on. The Indiana native has spent most of the past two years in Hawaii, and now he’s decided to sell the Indiana house, which he has been renting out on Airbnb, for nearly $5 million and throw one of the country’s “best estate sales ever conducted” per the company managing the sale, Aether Estate Sales Co. Fox59 reports that the Carmel home took seven years and $20 million to build in the tradition of an English country manor. It also boasts a 25-foot saltwater aquarium, circular mahogany slide, indoor tree house, and more.

But what’s for sale inside the 27,000-square-foot, 7-bedroom, 14-bathroom mega mansion is arguably more intriguing. That’s because Jones, who is 56, is a collector with eclectic interests. Want a T. rex skull replica? That’ll cost $10,000. A Steinway grand piano? That’s a cool $100,000. He’s also got “high-end, original art” and “museum-quality, priceless antiques,” but because everything must go, there are even price tags on half-empty bottles of Windex (50 cents), reports IndyStar. The sale runs Sept. 14 through 17 and is open to the public; buyers can wander through the house to check out the wares as they would at any other estate sale. (Estate sales can turn up stolen masterpieces.)

Article Appeared @http://www.newser.com/story/247977/inventor-of-voicemail-says-everything-must-go.html

Justice Dept: No Evidence Obama Wiretapped Trump Tower

According to new court filing

By Michael Harthorne

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(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

(NEWSER) – In a court filing Friday night, the Justice Department revealed it has no evidence of President Obama wiretapping Trump Tower ahead of the election—despite President Trump’s claims to the contraryCNN reports. “Both FBI and [the Justice Department’s national security division] confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets,” the Justice Department motion reads. The motion was filed in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by American Oversight. “The FBI and Department of Justice have now sided with Comey and confirmed in writing that President Trump lied when he tweeted that former President Obama ‘wiretapped’ him at Trump Tower,” the Washington Examiner quotes the government transparency advocacy group as saying in a statement.

“Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump tweeted in March. He added: “How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate.” At the time, FBI Director James Comey said the FBI had no information to support those claims. And the White House later claimed Trump wasn’t talking about wiretapping his phones specifically but surveillance in general. However, Trump’s further tweets—as quoted by HuffPost—make the accusation clear: “I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!”

Article Appeared @http://www.newser.com/story/248101/court-filing-no-basis-for-trumps-claim-obama-wiretapped-him.html

Cardi B Scores First Gold Plaque for ‘Bodak Yellow’


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A lot can change in a matter of months — just ask Cardi B, whose ubiquitous hit “Bodak Yellow” sprinted to the No. 3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned the rapper a spot on MTV VMA pre-show stage this past weekend. And Cardi’s hot streak might be only getting started. The Bronx native’s summer anthem recently went gold, adding on to her already hefty run of accomplishments.  Continue reading