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China earthquake kills 12, injures 134
News ImageThe toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings. More than 4,000 people were relocated as a large number of structures were damaged or collapsed following late Monday's earthquake outside Yibin in Sichuan province, according to the city government. Other images showed a woman being helped out of another collapsed structure.
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 02:19:04 -0400
Turkish post in Idlib hit 'deliberately' by Syrian attack
News ImageTurkey said Syrian government forces "deliberately" attacked on Sunday a Turkish military observation post in northwestern Syria. In a statement, the defense ministry said Turkish troops responded with "heavy weapons" after the artillery attack in Idlib province. Syrian forces launched an offensive to take the last rebel-held territory in Idlib late April, leading to the collapse of a ceae-fire negotiated by Turkey and Russia last year.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:16:01 -0400
Joshua Wong Joins Call for Hong Kong Leaderto Quit After Hes Released
News Image(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong joined calls for Chief Executive Carrie Lams resignation after being released from a two-month jail sentence that sidelined him from some of the largest mass protests since the former British colonys return two decades ago.Just after his walking out of Lai Chi Kok Correctional Institute in the citys Kowloon district, Wong -- the face of the Occupy movement in 2014 -- said he would soon join protesters seeking for Lam to quit. Wong, 22, said the chaos surrounding the protests, including clashes between demonstrators and police, showed how China and the Beijing-backed local government were losing hearts and minds.After this rally and protest, it showed that Beijing turned the whole generation of students into dissidents, told Bloomberg News outside the citys Legislative Council on Monday. He was greeted with cheers upon his return to the scene of some of his most dramatic protests after missing the recent excitement.Wong said he watched footage of Sundays protest, in which marchers called for Lam to step down, from his jail cell. Instead of asking who will be the best person to rule Hong Kong, I will ask whats the best system, the suitable election system, to let people decide who leads Hong Kong, he said.Add OilMembers of Demosisto, the pro-democracy party Wong co-founded, were on hand at the prison for his release. Add oil, Chi-fung, I want true universal suffrage! an elderly female supporter shouted, calling Wong by his Chinese name and using a popular phrase similar to lean in. Universal suffrage -- which in Hong Kong is shorthand for direct elections of the citys chief executive -- was the main goal of the Occupy protests.Thousands of people also took to the streets in 2017 when Wong received a six-month sentence for charges against him relating to the pro-democracy Occupy movement. Wong got a subsequent three-month sentence for contempt of court, which was reduced to two in May upon returning from bail. It was reduced due to sentencing guidelines. Organizers said close to 2 million people had taken to the streets to protest the legislation on Sunday, his final day in prison, which would allow extraditions to mainland China for the first time. Police put the tally at 338,000.Wong, a former student leader, started his activist career during protests that forced the withdrawal of a national education curriculum in 2012 and later co-founded Demosisto. Now free, he could further rally demonstrators -- including the small number who remained in the financial district Monday morning.Hong Kong rose up in defiance the day after Lam suspended the bill. People demanding its full withdrawal flooded the streets, bringing the city center to a standstill for a second straight weekend and drawing a formal apology from the embattled leader.I have never imagined more than a million Hong Kong people would join the demonstration, Wong said. Five years ago we claimed that we would be back. Finally, we did it.\--With assistance from Colin Keatinge.To contact the reporters on this story: Annie Lee in Hong Kong at olee42@bloomberg.net;Lulu Yilun Chen in Hong Kong at ychen447@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, Karen LeighFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:24:46 -0400
Young bear was fed by humans and had many 'fans.' Officials say they had to kill it
News ImageA young black bear was shot and killed by Oregon officials after becoming so habituated to humansthat people reportedly took selfies with it.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:13:55 -0400
Intense Garlic Hack Has Captivated the Internet and People Have Never Been More Pumped to Peel
News ImageThis is a life-changing hack for garlic lovers
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:53:32 -0400
Accidental cat filter turns press conference live stream into a meme
News ImageIn something of a ridiculous and yet lighthearted story, a Pakistani politician's press briefing with journalists recently became comedic fodder after a cat filter was applied to the faces of individuals being recorded via Facebook live. The incident, which was attributed to human error, showcased regional minister Shaukat Yousafzai -- and others -- with cat ears and whiskers while talking about otherwise serious topics.The cat filter was live for a few minutes before someone noticed it and promptly removed it. But for a few glorious minutes last Friday, viewers were witness to an event seemingly lifted out of a kids-version of Black Mirror.The Guardian reports:&> It was several minutes before organisers realised that the minister had acquired pointy ears. When one of his moustached party colleagues began to speak, looking earnest and holding a pen, he too was transformed into a cat.&> &> Party followers watching online immediately started making jokes at the expense of Pakistan's provincial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. They offered up a whole series of feline puns.Hardly a surprise, folks on Twitter had a field day with the minor debacle. And truth be told, using photo filters during all political events might actually persuade more people to become politically active.https://twitter.com/nailainayat/status/1139583166115540992All told, it's been interesting to see how quickly filters have evolved. Back during the early days of Instagram, for example, photo filters were relatively straight forward and simply involved adding some nice tonal effects to photos. These days, with Snapchat leading the way, photo and video filters have transformed dramatically. Today, filters have become incredibly quirky and now exist across a multitude of social networking sites and apps.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:08:33 -0400
Drunk woman drives Power Wheels toy truck down road, South Carolina police say
News ImageA South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:27:23 -0400
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Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:01:00 -0400
Mexico detains 791 undocumented migrants, National Guard starts to patrol southern border
News ImageMexican officials detained nearly 800 undocumented migrants on Saturday, the government said, in one of the biggest swoops against illegal immigration in recent months, as members of the National Guard began patrolling the southern border. Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) said in a statement late on Saturday that 791 foreign nationals were found in four trucks stopped in the eastern state of Veracruz, confirming earlier reports about a mass detention. The apprehension came as Mexico steps up efforts to reduce a surge of migrants toward the U.S. border under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, who vowed to hit Mexican goods with tariffs if Mexico does not do more to stem illegal immigration.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:40:41 -0400
Ethiopian Airlines rejects 'pilot error' claim in US
News ImageA US politician who blamed pilot error for contributing to the deadly crash of a Boeing 737 MAX flown by Ethiopian Airlines was "seriously misinformed", the carrier's boss has said. Republican Sam Graves told a House of Representatives hearing last month that "facts" in investigations after crashes in both Ethiopia and Indonesia "reveal pilot error as a factor in these tragically fatal accidents". The 737 MAX 8 is currently grounded worldwide after Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed in March, killing all 157 people onboard and drawing scrutiny to the new Boeing model's anti-stall system.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:14:17 -0400
Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed islands
News ImageJapan has protested what is says was an unauthorized Chinese maritime survey within its economic waters near disputed East China Sea islands, officials said Monday. Japan's Foreign Ministry said it lodged a protest with Beijing after a Chinese maritime research ship was seen dropping a wire-like object into the water off the northwestern coast of Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands on Sunday. China also claims the islands, which it calls Diaoyu.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:54:24 -0400
U.S. Will Send 1,000 More Troops to Middle East Amid Iran Tensions
News ImageThe Trump administration plans to send 1,000 more troops as well as additional military resources to the Middle East as tensions with Iran continue to simmer, the Defense Department announced Monday."In response to a request from the US Central Command for additional forces, and with the advice of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in consultation with the White House, I have authorized approximately 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats in the Middle East," read a statement from acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan."United States does not seek conflict with Iran," Shanahan said, but he highlighted recent threatening behavior by the state terror sponsor that could endanger U.S. forces."The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups that threaten United States personnel and interests across the region," the defense secretary said.Last month, theTrump administration deployed four bombers as well as the USS Abraham Lincolncarrier-strike group to the Persian Gulf amidfears that Iran was transporting short-range ballistic missiles in the region.Meanwhile, two oil tankers were apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week, suffering a series of explosions that injured crew members. TheU.S. Navy responded to the disaster offering assistance.Irans supreme leader also said this month that the U.S. would be powerless to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons should it so desire and said no further negotiations with American leaders are forthcoming."The action today is being taken to ensure the safety and welfare of our military personnel working throughout the region and to protect our national interests," Shanahan said. "We will continue to monitor the situation diligently and make adjustments to force levels as necessary given intelligence reporting and credible threats."
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:40:12 -0400
Argentina Isnt Ruling Out a Cyberattack in Major Power Outage
News Image(Bloomberg) -- Argentina said it isnt ruling out a cyberattack after what President Mauricio Macri called an unprecedented power blackout struck five South American countries on Sunday.Macri said Argentina is investigating the incident, which began with an as yet unexplained fault in its power grid that led to outages in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay.Though a cyberattack isnt the primary hypothesis, it cant be ruled out, Argentine Energy Secretary Gustavo Lopetegui told reporters in Buenos Aires. A technical issue or simple humidity could have triggered the breakdown, said Carlos Garcia Pereira, head of Transener, Argentinas largest power-transmission operator.This morning, a fault in the coastal transmission system caused a power outage in the entire country, whose cause we cannot yet determine precisely, Macri said in a series of comments on Twitter. This is an unprecedented case that will be thoroughly investigated.Paraguays National Electricity Administration said the breakdown began with an as yet unexplained event in Argentinas power network, which led to a fault that disconnected all generators at the Yacyreta hydroelectric dam from the regional grid on Sunday morning.Underscoring the vulnerability of cross-border grids to local glitches, the outage disrupted regional elections in Argentina and cut off power for millions in South Americas second-biggest economy. The integrated nature of the regional grid meant that the interruption also affected Brazil, Chile and Paraguay, Uruguayan state utility UTE said in a statement.That chain of events was abnormal, Lopetegui said.Governor RacesElectricity was restored in about half of the affected areas in Argentina by 2:30 p.m., more than seven hours later, and is now 100% restored, according to the Energy Ministry. Power has been restored to 99% of clients in Uruguay, according to state-owned utility UTE.The blackout delayed voting Sunday in gubernatorial elections in Argentinas provinces of Santa Fe, Formosa, and San Luis. Voters marked ballots by candlelight or using their mobile phones as flashlights amid an emergency protocol, newspaper Clarin reported.Gubernatorial elections in Tierra del Fuego in the south were unaffected by the outage because the province is separate from the rest of the countrys grid.Businesses that were normally open on Sundays stayed shut. Phone service also was intermittent. Several panoramic photos shared on social media showed huge swaths of Buenos Aires with no lights on.When I started my work we didnt have any electricity in the building, the streets were empty, not a single business was open, Buenos Aires resident Maria Carrera said by phone around noon. I havent been able to cook breakfast, and we still dont have any power.The outage was set off by a fault affecting Yacyretas transmission system, causing power to be cut automatically and triggering a grid failure at 7:07 a.m. in Argentina, the Energy Secretariat said. That incident led to generators at a hydroelectric plant on the border of both Paraguay and Argentina suddenly going off-line.(A previous version of this story was corrected with the accurate countries.)\--With assistance from Fabiola Moura, Ken Parks, Patrick Gillespie and Cormac Mullen.To contact the reporters on this story: Amy Stillman in Mexico City at astillman7@bloomberg.net;Jorgelina do Rosario in Buenos Aires at jdorosario@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: James Ludden at jludden@bloomberg.net, Tony Czuczka, Matthew G. MillerFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:32:10 -0400
Off-Duty LAPD Cop Holding Child Shot California Costco Shopper Following Argument
News ImageMike Blake/ReutersNew details have emerged in the deadly shooting Friday night inside a Southern California Costco. Police now say an unnamed off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer shot and killed 32-year-old Kenneth French while holding his own child in his arms after French allegedly attacked him in an unprovoked incident near the Corona, California, stores freezer section, according to NBC News. Two of Frenchs family members were also injured in the shooting.Los Angeles Police Commission President Steve Soboroff said Sunday it will be up to LAPD Chief Michel Moore whether to put the unidentified officer on leave. The police have made no statements about his condition or his status with the department after the shooting.The LAPD is conducting an internal investigation into the shooting while Corona police and the Riverside County district attorneys office conduct a criminal probe. According to a preliminary investigation, the officer fired his weapon six times after French allegedly assaulted him without provocation as the officer held his child, Corona police said Saturday.French was the lone person killed in the incident and the officers gun is the only weapon involved in the shooting, according to Tobias Kouroubacalis with the Corona Police Dept. Several people, including the LAPD off-duty officer, were hospitalized with injuries. The officers child was unharmed. Initial reports suggested that French had opened fire inside the store, but police have now clarified that the gun involved in the incident belonged to the police officer, Corona police said.It is unclear if the off-duty LAPD officer fired his own weapon or his department-issued gun, and why.The LAPD allows off-duty officers to carry concealed weapons as long as they are authorized for on-duty use, according to the police manual, the Associated Press reported.The Department has initiated an Administrative Investigation and is working with the Corona Police Department to learn more about the incident, Los Angeles police said in a statement published by CNN.From my understanding, from some people we talked to, there was apparently an argument inside, Lt. Jeff Edwards of the Corona police department told reporters. Some type of argument and ensued into a gun shot.Most of the injuries occurred when shoppers scrambled to leave the store and became stuck when the emergency doors were blocked, according to local news reports. Shoppers described scenes of panicked chaos as they fled the store. Customer Nikki Tate described to NBC how she hid her young daughter when shooting erupted. I crawled around to where she was and it was hysteria, she said. I didnt know if this was another mass shooting.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:10:31 -0400
Field fires in Syria's Hasakeh kill 10: monitor
News ImageFires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syria's northeast have killed at least 10 people, a war monitor said Sunday, as Kurdish authorities claim the blazes were set deliberately. Kurdish authorities and the Damascus regime are competing to buy up this year's harvest as fires -- some claimed by the Islamic State group -- continue to scorch crops in the country's breadbasket. The victims included civilians and members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces who died while trying to extinguish the blazes since Saturday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 07:57:23 -0400
Gun Fact: The Glock 18 Fires 1,200 Bullets Per Minute
News ImageThe Glock 18 accepts typical Glock magazines, from ten to seventeen rounds, but a handgun with a rate of fire of 1,200 rounds a minute can empty a standard pistol magazine in a blink of an eye. In order to help feed the Glock 18s voracious appetite the company released thirty-three round magazines. These longer magazines extend far past the magazine well, making the gun difficult to conceal but double available firepower.In December 2003, soldiers of the U.S. Special Operations Command captured the Ace of Spades himself, Saddam Hussein. The former Iraqi president, on the run since the capture of Baghdad, had appeared in a deck of playing cards with the profiles of other fugitive war criminals and naturally was the top card. Hussein, bedraggled and bereft, was armed with one of the rarest of handguns: the Glock 18, the full auto Glock.(This first appeared several months ago.)In February 1980 the Austrian Army issued a requirement for a new handgun. Gaston Glock, a knifemaker who made knives and bayonets for the army, decided to try his hand at the gun manufacturing business. After buying and trying many types of existing handguns, consulting with firearm specialists to see what they would like in a handgun, and a presumably a great deal of trial and error, Glocks first pistol, the Glock 17, won the army contract for twenty thousand pistols.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:00:00 -0400
Father's Day 2019: Paganism, roses and how the campaign to celebrate dads was won
News ImageFather's Day, the official calendar date to honour our wonderful dads and celebrate fatherhood, is here. Recognised eachJune, the daysees children around the world present their dads with cards and gifts as a thank you for all they do. But when did the first observance ofFather's Day take placeand who helped establish the annual celebration of paternal figures? From the history behind the celebration, to the more recent commercialisation, here is everything you need to know about Father's Day. When is Father's Day 2019? Fathers Day is held every year on the third Sunday of June; this yearFathers Day fallson Sunday, June 16in the UK. Typically, fathers are showered with cards and presents on Fathers Day, with some families celebratingtogether by going on days out. Younger children also tend to make handmade gifts for their fathers at school and extracurricular clubs, includingdrawings, paintings or cards. As society and family structures have changed, some people now celebrate their stepfathers on Fathers Day. In recent yearsthere have been calls for a Stepfather's Day, however no such day has been officially discussed or introduced. Father's Day falls on June 16 this year Credit: E+ The history of Father's Day The first events in recognition of fatherhoodtook place in the US and followed Anna Jarvis' first celebration ofMother's Day in 1908, as well as theearlier observations of Mothering Sunday in the UK. Grace Golden Clayton, from Fairmont, West Virginia, was the woman behind the first event to celebrate fathers in 1908. Just over a year prior to this event, the Monongah Mining Disaster took place in December 1907, with the explosion killing 361 men. Of these fatalities, 250 were fathers. In honour of the one thousand children who lost their fathers, Clayton encouraged her pastor, Rev. Robert Thomas Webb, to hold a service at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South. Clayton missed her own father terribly, after he passed away in 1896, so she chose to honour the lives loston July 5, 1908, the closest date to his birthday. While Clayton was responsible for the first recognition of fatherhood and the paternal bond, her work didn't directly encourage the creation of Father's Day. The memorial service was never promoted outside the town of Fairmont and the service was overshadowed by the significant Independence Day celebrations held a day beforehand. Yet the idea was also picked up on in the following year, whenSonora Smart Dodd started her quest to honour fathers in the same way as mothers. Dodd, born in Arkansas in 1882, was one of six children and at the age of seven, she moved toWashington with her family. When she was 16 years old, her mother, Ellen Victoria Cheek Smart, died after givingbirth to her sixth child, leaving her father, William Jackson Smart, a farmer and Civil War veteran, as a single parent. After listening to a Mother's Day sermon at theCentral Methodist Episcopal Church in 1909, Dodd felt thatfathers deserved equal recognition.With the local YMCA and the Ministerial Association of Spokane,Dodd began a campaign to have the day officially recognised. The first such 'Fathers Day'was held at the YMCA in Spokane on June 19, 1910, with a number of towns and cities across America later following suit. Support for Fathers Day quickly increased throughout the US and in1924President Calvin Coolidge pressured state governments to mark the celebration. President Lyndon Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honouring fathers in 1966, making the third Sunday in June Fathers Day. Six years laterPresident Richard Nixon signed it into law, establishing the day as a national holiday though in the UK it does not enjoy this status. The move came after a campaign by a number of public figures, includingSenator Margaret Chase Smith, who in 1957 wrote to Congress: Either we honour both our parents, mother and father, or let us desist from honouring either one. But to single out just one of our two parents and omit the other is the most grievous insult imaginable. Dodd's message later spread to other countries across the globe and it is thought that Britain began celebrating Father's Day after World War II. Today, the celebration of fathers has become an important commercial event for high street shops and online retailers, with promotions for the best gifts and cards appearing in the build up to the day each year. Fathers Day around the world While in the UK fathers can expect, at best,breakfast in bed andhandmade card and, at worst, the day to be completely ignored, elsewhere the festival is done a little differently. In Germany, Fathers Day is called Vatertag with it also being referred to as Mnnertag, which means mens day. The celebration falls on the Thursday 40 days after Easter. In certain regions it is traditional for groups of men to go into the woods with a wagon of beer, wines and meats. Heavy drinking is common and, according to official statistics, traffic-related accidents spike on this day. In Australia, Fathers Day falls on the first Sunday of September, which is their first Sunday of Spring, while in Croatia, they observe Roman Catholic tradition and celebrate fathers on March 19, Saint Josephs Day. In China, Fathers Day used to be celebrated onAugust 8 as the Chinese for eight is ba, while a colloquial word for father is ba-ba so the eighth day of the eighth month sounds similar to daddy. The day has since been moved to the third Sunday of June, in line with the UK and US. In France, the day was introduced in 1949 for commercial reasonsby lighter manufacturerFlaminaire. Inspired by the US' day of celebration,they created a new advert with the slogan 'Nos papas nous l'ont dit, pour la fte des pres, ils dsirent tous un Flaminaire'('Our fathers told us, for father's day, they all want a Flaminaire').Three years later an official decree was made to recognise the day. Most countries celebrate Fathers Day on the third Sunday in June including the UK, USA, Mexico, Ireland, France, Greece, China and Japan. Howevernot all countries celebrate it then. In Brazil, Fathers Day falls on the second Sunday of August and this day was chosen in honour of Saint Joachim, the patron saint of fathers.According to Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox traditions, Joachim was the father of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The ultimate films on fatherhood Father's Day tales and traditions Some paganssuggest that Father's Day is closely linked to the Pagan Sun worship, because the sun is thought to be the father of the universe and the celebration of dads falls closely to the summer solstice. Roses are the official flower of Father's Day, with people previously wearing themto church on this date. While this tradition is rarely seen today, sons and daughters used to wear either a red rosein admiration ofa living fatheror a white rosein memory of a deceased father. Sonora Smart Dodd, the founder of Father's Day, selected this flower and it is said that during the early celebrations, shehanded out roses to home-bound fathers, whileon a horse-drawn carriage ride around the city. Father's Day gifts and presents From cutesy cards, socks andtiesto luxurious watches andfantasticcar experiences, Britons present their paternal figures with an array of unique gifts on Father's Day. But,demand for the perfect Father's Day present has led to the increasing commercialisation of the day, withretailers competingto offer the best gifts andconsumers heading to their high street shops and online retailers. According to MuchNeeded, Father's Day is a popular shopping day in both the UK and US, with 75 per cent of men expected to celebrate the occasion this year. While Britons and Americans spend a significant amount on Father's Day each year, on average it only accounts forhalf the spending around Mother's Day. Is it Father's Day, Fathers' Day or Fathers Day? Ah, the age old question. The answer? Many say Father's Day is the correct version. Mother's Day (which has the apostrophe before the 's') set the precedent while Father's Day was still gaining popularity.Anna Jarvis trademarked the term 'Mother's Day' with the apostrophe before the 's' in 1912, saying the word should 'be a singular possessive, for each family to honour its own mother, not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers in the world'. President Woodrow Wilson used this spelling when he formalised Mother'sDay in 1914; this means the correct version of the word is spelled with the apostrophe before the 's'. Father's Day has followed suit, with cards on both sides of the pond including the apostrophe in the same place.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:56:31 -0400
Pompeo: Fox News host's questioning Trump's FBI comments a Washington piece of silliness
News ImageWhen Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Pompeo Sunday if accepting oppo research from a foreign government right or wrong? the former CIA director responded: Chris, you know, you asked me not to call any of your questions today ridiculous. President Trump has been very clear that he will always make sure that he gets it right for the American people and Im confident hell do that here as well, Pompeo said. Trump in an interview last week with ABCs George Stephanopoulos said that he would take damaging information which he referred to as oppo research instead of as interference in a U.S. election by foreign governments and that he would do so without necessarily alerting the FBI.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:30:09 -0400
China's FedEx probe should not be seen as retaliation - Xinhua
News ImageChina's investigation into FedEx Corp over misdirected mail should not be regarded as retaliation against the U.S. company, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, amid worsening relations between China and the United States. The inquiry was aimed at sending a message that any economic entity in China should abide by the country's laws and regulations, it said in a commentary. "China is willing to share the opportunities in its courier market with foreign investors.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 05:58:29 -0400
Unruly passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight to Paris
News ImageA federal complaint says a man struck a flight attendant in the throat and then threw up during a Delta flight to Paris.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:40:05 -0400
Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border
News ImageUndaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants. Officials in Texas and even Maine are scrambling to absorb the sharp increase in African migrants.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:33:53 -0400
Ex-Tehran mayor to face trial over wife's killing
News ImageFormer Tehran mayor and prominent reformist Mohammad Ali Najafi will stand trial next month on charges of murdering his wife, the government-run Iran newspaper said Sunday. Najafi, 67, turned himself in and confessed to shooting his second wife Mitra Ostad on May 28 at their home in northern Tehran, according to Iranian media. "On July 1, the first trial session of Mohammad Ali Najafi, former Tehran mayor, will be held at Tehran's Criminal Court," the Iran daily reported.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:55:49 -0400
AOC: Hyde Amendment Is about Income Inequality Not Abortion
News ImageRepresentative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Sunday praised former vice president Joe Biden for his recently announced opposition to the Hyde amendment and said that her own opposition to the prohibition on the direct federal funding of abortion is rooted in her concern about income inequality.Im encourage by the fact that he is now against the Hyde Amendment, Ocasio-Cortez told ABCs Jonathan Karl when asked about Bidensrecent reversalon the issue.Ocasio-Cortez, who launched a petition over the weekend to build public support for the amendment's repeal, went on to explain that the direct federal funding of abortion is necessary to protect the abortion rights of incarcerated pregnant women.Reproductive health care for incarcerated women should be guaranteed as it is with all women in the United States, so I think it really depends, said the freshman New York lawmaker. More from her remarks:&> And thats really what the Hyde amendment is really about. The Hyde amendment isnt about abortion per se. The Hyde amendment is truly about equality of healthcare and healthcare access for low income women and women of color and women that get caught in our mass incarceration system. And so the Hyde amendment is about income inequality and its about womens healthcare in a system of income inequality. So I think that we need to repeal it.After maintaining support for the Hyde amendment throughout his decades-long career in politics, Biden reversed himself last month in response to pressure from abortion-advocacy groups.If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone's ZIP code, Biden said at a Democratic National Committee gala in Atlanta, citing the restrictive abortion bills recently passed in a number of southern states as the impetus for his reversal.Biden's high-profile reversal on the Hyde amendment prompted an outpouring of public statements from his 2020 Democratic primary opponents about the need to repeal the amendment, which has been added as a rider to federal spending bills in the decades since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:43:59 -0400
Erdogan says drilling off Cyprus to continue despite warning
News ImageTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would not back down from gas exploration in Cyprus after southern European leaders urged Ankara to stop. "We continue and will continue to search in those areas that are ours," Erdogan said during a televised speech in Istanbul. You will come off badly if you do so," Erdogan warned, after Cyprus reportedly issued arrests warrants for crew members of Turkey's drilling ship, Fatih, last week.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:22:30 -0400
Google AppointsNew Chief to Oversee Tumultuous China Region
News Image(Bloomberg) -- Alphabet Inc.s Google has appointed a new Greater China head, as the company tries to reset a checkered relationship with Beijing while tensions with Washington flare.Stanley Chen will become managing director of Greater China sales, the company said Monday, taking up a post Scott Beaumont vacated after he was appointed Googles Asia-Pacific president in March. The incoming executive, who will be based in Shanghai, had been general manager of its Taiwan business for eight years.Google takes in about 15% of its annual revenue from the Asia Pacific even though it pulled its search engine from the worlds No. 2 economy around 2010, citing censorship. Advertising from Chinese companies however remains an important business for the internet giant.The company came under fire last year for an unsuccessful attempt to bring a censored version of its search engine back to China. Google has also figured prominently in the trade war as it contends with a ban on Huawei, one of its biggest advertisers and Android customers, and comes under scrutiny for its work on artificial intelligence in the country. Google is also said to be reordering its supply chain to move some hardware production out of China as tariffs on these goods increase.The company declined to make Chen available for comment.To contact the reporter on this story: Shelly Banjo in Hong Kong at sbanjo@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Peter Elstrom at pelstrom@bloomberg.net, Edwin Chan, Colum MurphyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 01:16:48 -0400
California congresswoman supports Trump impeachment inquiry
News ImageFreshman U.S. Rep. Katie Porter on Monday threw her support behind an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, adding another Democratic lawmaker to those clamoring for the move. The congresswoman from Irvine, California, announced her decision in a video statement. Porter said she believes Congress must investigate after special counsel Robert Mueller said he couldn't exonerate Trump of obstruction of justice in a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and didn't have the option to indict a sitting president.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 21:52:11 -0400
UK PM front-runner Johnson pledges to 'end the digital divide' by 2025
News ImageBoris Johnson, the front-runner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, pledged on Sunday to "end the digital divide" in Britain with the rollout of full fiber broadband by 2025. Using his column in the Telegraph newspaper, Johnson, who was criticized for missing the first television debate on Sunday with the other contenders for Conservative Party leader, said he would speed up the rollout of full fiber broadband. "The government has just set a new target for the 100 per cent roll-out of full fiber broadband by 2033! ... As a deadline, that is laughably unambitious," he wrote.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:01:41 -0400
June deals: How, where to get free food doughnuts, tacos and more and discounts
News ImageKrispy Kreme has announced a new Original Filled doughnut and a way to try it for free Saturday as part of its National Donut Day challenge.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:00:03 -0400
The Latest: Pompeo stresses diplomacy in Gulf crisis
News ImageU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stressing diplomacy in responding to suspected attacks on oil tankers near a Middle East shipping route and says American officials are reaching out to their foreign counterparts. Pompeo tells "Fox News Sunday" that intelligence officials have "lots of data, lots of evidence" tying Iran to alleged attacks on two oil tankers traveling near the Strait of Hormuz, a transit route for Arab oil shipments to Asia. Asked whether the United States might send troops in response, Pompeo notes that it's China and China's neighbors not the U.S. that could see a significant threat to their energy supplies from any attacks there.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:57:13 -0400
An 8th person is dead in the Dominican Republic after suffering a heart attack
News ImageWill Cox says he was told a toxicology test could not be done during his mother's autopsy because the machines are broken.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:16:46 -0400
600 people on Monsanto 'watch lists' in Germany, France: Bayer
News ImageUS seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto kept lists of around 600 key pro- and anti-pesticides figures in Germany and France alone, its German parent company Bayer said Monday amid a widening probe. Bayer has admitted the lists covered politicians, journalists and others across seven European countries and in Brussels. "Update on Monsanto stakeholder lists: until the end of last week, the firm hired by Bayer contacted all the people on the German and French lists," Bayer's press department tweeted.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:12:52 -0400
Since When Are Liberals against Investigating the CIA and FBI?
News ImageWas there ever a time when Americans had unquestioning faith in federal law-enforcement agencies? Maybe in the days before Vietnam and Watergate, most citizens did believe that those in charge of the nations fate could be trusted. Before World War II, the FBIs formidable public-relations machine actually produced a popular radio and television program lauding its efforts in peace and war. After the war, when the CIA became the countrys first full-time foreign-intelligence agency, few Americans understood much about what it was doing, and what little they did know was colored by the governments propaganda efforts.But ever since the upheaval of the late 1960s and early 1970s seemed to make cynicism about government our new national pastime, the notion that the intelligence community is above politics has been as outdated as the adulation once accorded to J. Edgar Hoover. Its in that context that we should understand the recent debate about whether its appropriate to scrutinize the CIA and FBIs role in the origins of the Russia probe. Though Democrats are now treating criticism of federal law enforcement as beyond the pale, their newfound faith is every bit as partisan as Republicans newfound skepticism. A sober look at the history of the past few decades reveals that, to paraphrase Clausewitz, in Washington, intelligence has always been a matter of politics by other means.Attorney General William Barrs decision to launch an investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation has caused some predicable anger among Democrats and other Trump-administration critics. This discomfort stems from what they regard as an attempt to flip the narrative from Trumps alleged collusion with Russia to a dubious decision by the FBI to begin spying on the political opponents of Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.Given the failure of the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to prove the collusion allegations, Barrs attempt to determine whether the unprecedented probe of a presidential campaign was an abuse of power seems reasonable. But Barrs decision is a huge problem for Democrats who are hoping to pursue the impeachment of Trump by picking up the case that Mueller failed to make after two years of effort.So we saw CNN crime-and-justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz this week telling host Don Lemon that it is troubling that the Department of Justice is questioning the work of CIA agents. You don't do this, Prokupecz said. The CIA kind of operates in their own world. Indeed the CIA does, but that never stopped Democrats or the press from going all out to probe its activities as long as said activities were perceived to further their opponents political agenda.Prokupecz and the House Democrats who are rushing to the barricades to defend the actions of former CIA director John Brennan at the beginning of the Mueller probe are acting as if the agencys reputation has never before been called into question. Some of them may be too young to have experienced the political ferment of the 1970s and80s, in which congressional committees led by Democrats such as Frank Church and Otis Pike conducted far-reaching investigations that embarrassed the intelligence establishment. But surely they have some memory of the debates about intelligence after the 9/11 attacks and the heated run-up to George W. Bushs Iraq War. The only difference between those episodes and this one is that the political parties have switched sides.In the past, it was Republicans defending the FBI and the CIA against Democrats charges that these agencies were out of control. But since the summer of 2016, when the intelligence establishment seemed to join forces to raise alarms about Russian meddling in the presidential election and, more important, to raise concerns about untrue allegations of Trump-campaign collusion in that meddling, Democrats have acted as if Langley and Quantico are beyond reproach.Once Trump started criticizing the intelligence agencies consensus about Russians election interference, and then after it became known that the FBI and CIA had begun probing his campaign in the summer of 2016, Democrats became unstinting in their defense of the agencies. By contrast, Republicans who had been stalwart CIA and FBI defenders suddenly became bitter critics, demanding transparency and sometimes floating the same sort of conspiracy theories about the intelligence communitys activities that used to be the province of the Left.Sensible people of either party will always seek to mix deference to the intelligence communitys mission, which often requires a fair degree of secrecy, with an understanding that all government officials and agencies must be kept on a tight leash lest they abuse the awesome power vested in them.To those who have followed past controversies involving the FBI and CIA, it should seem entirely plausible that some federal law-enforcement agents could let their distaste for Trump get the better of them. That Democrats no longer care and Republicans suddenly do testifies to the fact that in Washington, most things always boil down to politics.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:30:36 -0400
Meet the Army's 'New' M1 Abrams Tank: The Best on the Planet?
News ImageThe U.S. Army is on an intensive quest for an array of new technologies with which to design and build new armored fighting vehicles, particularly a replacement for the long-serving Bradley. However much it might yearn for a new tank, the Army lacks the critical technologies that would justify the time and expense pursuing such an objective. Moreover, it doesnt need to make the effort. The Armys current main battle tank, the Abrams, is the tank of the future.The Army is just beginning to receive the first of the latest Abrams upgrade, the System Enhancement Package Version 3 (SEPv3), with additional upgrades in development. Instead of searching for the elusive Holy Grail of ultralight armor or laser weapons, technologies that would justify building a brand new tank, the Army would be best served by aggressively pursuing a major redesign and improvement program for the Abrams, an M1A3.The leadership of the U.S. Army is taken with the idea of transforming how and with what the Army fights. They particularly want new armored fighting vehicles. And not just another family of metal boxes with a turret and cannon. Technology enthusiasts, including many in the Armys new Futures Command, wax eloquently about thepotentialfor hover tanks that shoot laser beams and are autonomously guided by artificial intelligence housed in quantum computers.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 05:10:00 -0400
Alibaba Plans Stock Split as It Preps Giant Listing
News Image(Bloomberg) -- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. plans a one-to-eight share split, as the e-commerce giant prepares for a stock sale that could be Hong Kongs largest since 2010.Chinas largest company is proposing to increase the number of ordinary shares eight-fold to 32 billion, it said in a statement. The proposal will be discussed and put to a vote at its annual general meeting in Hong Kong on July 15. If approved, the split should take place no later than July 2020.Alibaba is said to have filed for a listing in Hong Kong last week via a confidential exchange application. That sale of stock, which could raise as much as $20 billion, replenishes the online retailers war-chest and helps it attract investors closer to home as tensions between China and the U.S. escalate.In the Hong Kong offering, the company will seek to preserve its governance system, where a partnership of top executives has rights including the ability to nominate a majority of board members, a person familiar with the matter has said. Its possible also that the company may not need to seek a waiver, as the citys listing rules allow some Chinese issuers who have already listed on an established international bourse to keep their existing structures in a secondary listing.To contact the reporter on this story: Lulu Yilun Chen in Hong Kong at ychen447@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Peter Elstrom at pelstrom@bloomberg.net, Edwin ChanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 01:28:32 -0400
AOC's New York office building broken into by man who sprayed police with fire extinguisher
News ImageA man in New York City broke into an office building where representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has offices, before spraying police with a fire extinguisher and hiding in a utility closet.The trespassing occurred on Saturday afternoon, when the office was closed and the liberal firebrand was in Washington.The New York City Police Department (NYPD) said the individual was taken to a nearby hospital for psychiatric evaluation. Officials also said the man was emotionally disturbed.No one broke into her office. I dont know where everyones getting that," sergeant Brendan Ryan of the NYPD told The Independent, contradicting reports that the individual had breached the actual office space of Ms Ocasio-Cortez.Mr Ryan confirmed that the incident took place at an address associated with Ms Ocasio-Cortez's political operations, but noted that the building was large and that police stopped the 27-year-old suspect before he could enter any office. The suspect, identified as Douala Hashi, provided officers with an address in Washington, DC, during his booking."No burglary, or no breaking and entering into her office or any office," Mr Ryan said He had a dispute with the security guard when he first got there where he grabbed the security guard by the collar and threatened harm getting into the building."Mr Hashi has been charged with menacing, criminal mischief, and criminal trespassing. Ms Ocasio-Cortez's staff has been made aware of the incident, according to Mr Ryan.Ms Ocasio-Cortez has become one of the most prominent politicians in Washington since her surprise primary victory last year during the 2018 midterm elections, and represents a surging progressive arm of the Democratic Party.In the process, the 29-year-old has been on the receiving end of death threats since taking office, leading Capitol Police, for instance, to provide threat assessment training for her staff.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:29:00 -0400
UPDATE 1-U.S. pedestrian, bicyclist deaths rise in 2018 -report
UPDATE 1-U.S. pedestrian, bicyclist deaths rise in 2018 -reportU.S. pedestrian and bicyclist deaths rose in 2018 while overall traffic deaths fell 1% in 2018 to 36,750, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a preliminary report Monday. The auto safety agency said it did not know the cause of the overall decline but has said a dramatic increase in traffic deaths in 2016 was the result of more people killed on foot, bicycle or motorcycle. In 2018, the agency said pedestrian deaths were projected please to rise 4 percent and bicyclist deaths by 10 percent.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:02:14 -0400
Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged oil attacks
News ImageSecretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil. Pompeo, in a series of Sunday television interviews, emphasized the U.S. international outreach in the wake of what the U.S. says were Iranian attacks Thursday on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz . The world needs to unite," Pompeo said.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:02:51 -0400
Day after a nationwide register outage, Target's tech troubles continue on a smaller scale
News ImageThe great Target outage of 2019 continued on a smaller scale Sunday with shoppers reporting some stores were unable to process credit card purchases.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:19:35 -0400
Boeing's embattled chief faces tough crowd at Paris Air Show
News ImageBoeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will have his work cut out for him at the Paris Air Show this week as he tries to reassure airlines and industry partners over the fate of its flagship 737 MAX plane, indefinitely grounded after two fatal crashes.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 02:00:57 -0400
Daring maneuver brings NASAs orbiter closer to an asteroid than ever before
News ImageNASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been orbiting the space rock known as Bennu since the start of the year. It caught up with the asteroid in late December of 2018 and successfully inserted itself into orbit around the object around New Year's day. There have been several "firsts" along the way, but its latest maneuver is the most daring yet, and it allowed the spacecraft to break yet another record.A recent tweak to its orbit has brought the probe to an orbit of just 680 meters, or around 2,230 feet from the asteroid's surface. This is now the closest that any manmade spacecraft has orbited any planetary body.It's a stellar achievement for NASA, but it's worth noting that the previous record was actually already held by the OSIRIS-REx probe. What NASA did was break its own record and set itself even farther ahead from any competition to come in the future.This new orbit, which the research team calls the Orbital B phase, will give scientists a better understanding of the asteroid's surface and hopefully allow NASA to choose a suitable location where the probe can briefly snag a sample of its material.Actually pulling off such a daring maneuver will be incredibly risky, and nobody is quite sure if the spacecraft can make it happen. This is due in large part to the incredibly messy surface of Bennu, which surprised scientists when they got their first close look. The asteroid's surface is littered with debris ranging from tiny pebbles to massive boulders, and the spacecraft's handlers now have to find the safest place on the rock from which to gather a sample.Assuming it pulls off the sample grab, the probe will then leave Bennu and return to Earth with the sample material stowed safely for scientists on Earth to examine.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:44:30 -0400
Whoops The U.S. Army Owns Potentially Hundreds of Thousands of Faulty Guns
News ImageIts an inescapable reality that in big institutions, people will sometimes overlook memos and misplace equipment.But thats cold comfort to the U.S. Army, which is struggling to select a new handgun while also dealing with the fallout from its last, controversial pistol choice.Thats rightoverlooked memos and misplaced equipment.This first appeared in 2016.In August 2015, the ground combat branch inspected its Beretta M-9 pistols to make sure the guns had key safety fixes. The Army was supposed to have finished upgrading all the guns more than two decades ago.During a training exercise, a soldier was injured when a slide failure resulted in the rear portion of the slide separating from the receiver and struck him in the face, an official warning explained.WARNING: DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY TO SOLDIERS, OR DAMAGE TO ARMY EQUIPMENT WILL OCCUR IF THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MESSAGE ARE NOT FOLLOWED.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:55:00 -0400
Best Tech Deals in June 2019
News ImageAmazon Deals | Walmart Deals | Apple Deals | TV Deals | Gaming Deals | Laptop DealsGood news if you're updating your arsenal of gadgets this month. As the spring season comes to an end, prices on all things tech continue to fall just in time for the summer. Big retailers from Amazon to Walmart are offering some of the best deals we've ever seen on everything fromsmart home devices togame consoles.Meanwhile, ThinkGeek is having a moving sale, so everything is 50% off sitewide via coupon, "MOVINGDAY" this week. Shop ThinkGeek's Entire SaleGet ready to block your calendar for Amazon's big shopping event next month. Soon we'll be gathering the bestAmazon Prime Day 2019deals. For the time being, here are some of the best tech deals we're seeing right now. Amazon Hardware DealsAmazon is currently offering many of its proprietary devices at discounted pricing. * Echo Inputfor$19.99($15 off) * Fire HD 10 Tabletfor$119.99($30 off) * Echo Show (2nd Gen)for$179.99($50 off) * Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remotefor$29.99($10 off) * Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remotefor$39.99($10 off) * Fire HD 8 Tablet w/ Show Mode Charging Dockfor$79.99($40 off) * Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundlefor$139.97($50 off) * All-New Echo Dot Kids Edition (Rainbow)for$49.99($20 off) * Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speakerfor$29.99($20 off) * Echo (2nd Gen)for$64.99($35 off) * Echo Autofor$24.99($25 off) * Kindle Paperwhite e-Readerfor$99.99($30 off) * Kindle Oasis e-Readerfor$199.99($50 off) * All-new Kindle e-Reader (2019)for$69.99($20 off) * Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundlefor$140($50 off) * Fire HD 8 Tabletfor$59.99($20 off) * Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet (2-Pack)for$194.99($65 off) * Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet (2-Pack)for$299.98($100 off) * Echo Plus (2nd Gen) with Philips Hue Bulbfor$119.99($45 off) * All-New Fire 7 Tablet w/ $10 Appstore Creditfor$49.99($10 off) * Echo Spot Smart Alarm Clock (2-Pack)for$219.98($40 off) * Ring Smart Lighting Spotlights (2-pack)for$99.99($30 off) Top Tech Deals Right Now * Shop ThinkGeek's Entire Sale * Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (Wi-Fi, 512GB)for$699($450 off) * Apple 9.7-inch iPadfor$249($81 off) * Apple Watch Series 4 (40mm) GPSfor$339($60 off) * Bose QuietComfort 35 2 Wireless Headphonesfor$299($50 off) also at Walmart * Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Headphonesfor$298($52 off) * Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphonesfor$229.97($120 off) * Acer Aspire 3 15.6-inch Laptopfor$399($100 off) * Jabra Elite 65T Wireless Earbudsfor$149.99($20 offvia coupon,"JUNE20SAVE") TV Deals * Toshiba 55-inch 4K UHD Smart LED TV for $349.99 ($100 off) * TCL 75-inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart TVfor$1,399.99($500 off) * Samsung 49-inch Q60 Series 4K QLED Smart TV (2019)for$747.99($252 off) * Vizio 50-inch 4K HDR Smart TVfor $259.99($140 off) * Hisense 65-inch 4K Roku Smart TVfor$498($150 off) * Samsung 65-inch Q60 QLED 4K Smart TVfor$1,397.99($400 off) Tech Under $50 * Nintendo Switch Pro Controllerfor$49.99($20 off) also atBest Buy * Choetech Gravity Charging Car Phone Mountfor$16.99via coupon, "HRLT7DRT") * Fire TV Stick w/ Alexa Voice Remotefor$29.99($10 off) * Fire TV Stick 4K w/ Alexa Voice Remotefor$39.99($10 off) * All-New Echo Dot Kids Edition (Rainbow)for$49.99($20 off) * Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speakerfor$29.99($20 off) * Echo Inputfor$19.99($15 off) * Echo Autofor$24.99($25 off) * SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSD Cardfor$11($14 off) * Soundcore Liberty Neo Wireless Earbudsfor$44.99($15 off) Smartwatch Deals * Apple Watch Series 4 (40mm) GPSfor$339($60 off) * Garmin Approach S60 Golf Watch for $349.98 ($50 off) also at Amazon * Fitbit Versafor $179.95 ($20 off) * Fitbit Charge 3 for $119.95 ($30 off) * Fitbit Ionic for $195($55 off) * Fossil Gen 4 Explorist HR Smartwatch for $199($76 off) * Fossil Gen 3 Explorist Smartwatch for $179 ($76 off) * Fitbit Ionic Watch for $199.95($50 off) * Garmin Fenix 5S Plus for $599.99 ($200 off) also at Best Buy * Garmin Fenix 5X Plus for $649.99 ($150 off) also at Best Buy * Garmin Fenix 5 for $349.99 ($150 off) also at Best Buy Unlocked Phones * Samsung Galaxy S10e 128GB Unlockedfor$499.99($250 off) [NEW] * Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB Unlocked (Not Pink) for $749.99 ($250 off)[NEW] * Samsung Galaxy Note 9 128GB Unlockedfor$635($365 off)[NEW] * Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB Unlocked for$699.99via on-page coupon ($200 off) * Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 128GB Unlockedfor$799.99via on-page coupon ($200 off) * Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB Unlockedfor$779.99($220 off) * Apple iPhone SE 32GB Unlocked for $249 ($100 off) Cameras * Nikon Coolpix B500 Compact Camerafor$224($76 off) * Nikon D3500 DSLR 2 Lens Camera Bundlefor $446.95($400 off) also at Focus Camera * Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera w/ 16-50mm Lensfor$498($152 off) * Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)for$398($152 off) * Canon EOS M100 Mirrorless Camera w/ 15-45mm Lensfor$399($200 off) also atAmazon * Canon PowerShot SX530 Digital Camerafor$229($150 off) * Panasonic Lumix LX10 4K Digital Camerafor$497.99($202 off) Games and Consoles * MS Xbox One S 1TB Consolefor$169($131 off) at Newegg via eBay * MS Xbox One X 1TB Division 2 Bundleon sale for$399($100 off) * MS Xbox One S 1TB Fortnite Battle Royale SE Bundlefor$249($51 off) * Sony PS4 Pro 1TB Consolefor$349.99($50 off) * Sony PSVR Mega Blood + Truth Everybody's Golf Bundlefor$299.99($50 off) * Sony PS4 1TB Slim Days of Play Console (Steel Black)for$299.99(Limited Edition) * Sony PS4 Slim 1TB Marvel's Spider-Man Bundlefor$328($32 off) at Walmart * Madden NFL 19 Hall of Fame Edition for PS4 for $30($50 off)
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:22:00 -0400
Israeli PM's wife sentenced for misusing state funds
News ImageA Jerusalem magistrate court on Sunday sentenced Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to pay a fine of more than $15,000 for misusing state funds. The sentencing comes after she agreed to a plea bargain that ended the years-long saga of just one of the high-profile corruption cases involving the prime minister's family. The court ruling settled allegations that Sara Netanyahu had misused some $100,000 in state money on lavish meals.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 08:32:58 -0400
UPDATE 3-Sudan's Bashir charged with corruption, in 1st appearance since April
News ImageSudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown and detained in April. Bashir was charged last month with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters, and prosecutors also want him questioned over suspected money laundering and terrorism financing.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:11:09 -0400
QUIZ: Could You Still Pass a Basic Driver's-Ed Test?
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Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:01:00 -0400
New poll shows Trump trailing Biden and four other Democrats
News ImageA nationwide Fox News poll released Sunday shows President Donald Trump trailing former vice president Joe Biden and no fewer than four other Democratic contenders as early campaigning for the 2020 election begins to gain steam. A separate survey of battleground states, by CBS, shows Democrats strongly favor Biden as the candidate most likely to beat Trump in next year's elections. The Fox poll showed Biden leading Trump by 49 percent to 39 percent among all registered voters nationwide, while Senator Bernie Sanders held nearly the same advantage over the president, at 49 percent to 40 percent.
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:43:18 -0400
This big bank is eliminating all fees on checking and savings accounts
News ImageDiscover is doing away with fees of any kind on its checking, savings, money market and certificate of deposit accounts.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:56:50 -0400
Small plane hits power lines, crashes in California lake
News ImageAuthorities say a small plane has crashed into Lake Tulloch after striking power lines
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:18:38 -0400
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