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Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan
Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills three, stops factories
  • World
  • 2018-06-18 09:06:23Z

By Kaori Kaneko and Mari Saito TOKYO (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said. At least 234 people were injured, public broadcaster NHK said. Live footage showed burst water mains and a house on fire after the quake hit Osaka, which will host next year's Group of 20 summit, just before 8 a.m. (2300 GMT Sunday) as commuters were heading to work.

Democrats, activists rally against Trump
Democrats, activists rally against Trump's family separation policy
  • US
  • 2018-06-18 08:45:40Z

By Joseph Ax ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers joined protesters outside immigration detention facilities in New Jersey and Texas on Sunday for Father's Day demonstrations against the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. "This must not be who we are as a nation," said Representative Jerrold Nadler, one of seven members of Congress from New York and New Jersey who met with five detainees inside a facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey, including three who said they had young relatives removed from their care after seeking asylum at the border.

Oil down China tariffs, expected OPEC supply rise
Oil down China tariffs, expected OPEC supply rise
  • Tech
  • 2018-06-18 08:16:36Z

Oil prices fell on Monday after China threatened duties on American crude imports in a trade dispute with Washington, while supply from OPEC and Russia was also expected to rise. North Sea Brent (LCOc1) was down 36 cents at $73.08 a barrel. In an escalating trade war with many of its major partners

S. Korea holds war games to defend against Japan
S. Korea holds war games to defend against Japan

South Korea on Monday began two days of war games to practise defending the disputed Dokdo islands off its east coast -- against an unlikely attack by Japan. The drills come just days after President Donald Trump announced the suspension of long-running US joint exercises with South Korea -- aimed at deterring North Korea -- calling them expensive and "provocative". The two-day exercise -- tiny compared with the suspended US-South Korea war games -- will involve six warships and seven aircraft and had begun, Seoul's defence ministry said.

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas
Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

One cage had 20 children inside. One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn't know because the child's aunt was somewhere else in the facility. The U.S. Border Patrol on Sunday allowed reporters to briefly visit the facility where it holds

Melania Trump and Laura Bush wade into debate over children separated from families at US-Mexico border
Melania Trump and Laura Bush wade into debate over children separated from families at US-Mexico border

Melania Trump waded into a debate over children being separated from their families at the Mexico border, saying the United States should "govern with heart". In a rare intervention the first lady's spokeswoman said she wanted Republicans and Democrats to work together to achieve "successful immigration reform". Her comments were taken by some as an implicit criticism of her husband's recently introduced "zero tolerance" policy at the border. It was also possible she was backing the president's recent claim that Democrats in Congress were responsible for the situation. Her remarks were followed by a strong statement from former first lady Laura...

U.S. oil slumps as China threatens duty on U.S. crude imports
U.S. oil slumps as China threatens duty on U.S. crude imports

By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices slumped on Monday after China threatened duties on American crude imports in an escalating trade dispute with Washington. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures touched their lowest level since April, falling to $63.59 per barrel

Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store
Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store

TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) - A gunman injured a teen and shot a man in a pair of carjacking attempts Sunday, before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart store.

Melania Trump
Melania Trump 'Hates' Family Separation, But Doesn't Directly Call Out Zero Tolerance Policy

Melania Trump makes her first public comments about a Trump administration policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the border.

Top Asian News 2:50 a.m. GMT
  • World
  • 2018-06-18 02:50:55Z

TOKYO (AP) - A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, and at least two people were feared dead. Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said two people were found with no vital signs and 41 others had been

2 feared dead after earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan
2 feared dead after earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan

TOKYO (AP) - A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, and at least two people were feared dead.

Report: Cavaliers have made calls to Spurs about Kawhi Leonard
Report: Cavaliers have made calls to Spurs about Kawhi Leonard

The former NBA Finals MVP reportedly wants to head to Los Angeles, apparently to play for the Lakers. One intriguing team for Leonard is the Cleveland Cavaliers, who reportedly have made calls to San Antonio about landing their star. According to Cleveland.com writer Terry Pluto, the Cavs have made it known they are interested in Leonard.

Five dead following U.S. Border Patrol car chase in Texas
  • US
  • 2018-06-18 01:45:21Z

Five immigrants died and several others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle careened out of control while being chased by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas about 90 miles (145 km) north of the Mexican border, officials said. Some of the injured were ejected from a Chevy Suburban packed with 14 people that was traveling up to 100 miles per hour (160 kph), Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told reporters. The sport utility vehicle skidded off the road and then attempted to get back onto the highway, but the driver overcorrected and the vehicle flipped over, ejecting several people, Boyd said.

FBI
FBI's Strzok Says He'll Testify to Congress on Anti-Trump Texts

FBI official Peter Strzok volunteered to testify to Congress, even as President Donald Trump attacked him as "a sick loser" for the anti-Trump texts he exchanged with another bureau official. "Special Agent Strzok, who has been fully cooperative with the DOJ Office of Inspector General, intends

Gang shootout at New Jersey arts festival kills one, injures 22
  • US
  • 2018-06-18 00:14:31Z

One of the shooting victims was a 13-year-old boy who was in extremely critical condition, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri told a news conference. Three others were in critical condition. At least two people opened fire around 2:45 a.m. at the annual Art All Night event in Trenton, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of New York City.

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas
5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected "smuggling event" crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said. The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control at more than 100

Here's How to Stop North Korea from Cheating on Denuclearization
Here's How to Stop North Korea from Cheating on Denuclearization

Now that North Korea has agreed at the Singapore summit to work towards denuclearization certain elements will need to be in any nuclear deal for the agreement to be effective. Despite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's more recent suggestions that he is open to denuclearizing if the United States were to provide security guarantees for the regime, North Korea has a significantly longer history of arguing that it would never do so.

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian
Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Five dead following Border Patrol car chase in Texas: reports
  • US
  • 2018-06-17 22:14:57Z

Some of the injured were ejected from a Chevy Suburban packed with 14 people that was traveling up to 100 miles per hour (160 kph), Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told KFDM News 4 television of San Antonio. Some of the victims were flown by helicopter to San Antonio for medical treatment. Border Patrol agents attempted to stop the vehicle when the chase ensued and were soon joined by Dimmit County deputies, KFDM reported.

US lawmakers, first lady call for end to migrant family separations
US lawmakers, first lady call for end to migrant family separations

Democratic and Republican lawmakers upped the ante Sunday on the thorny issue of the separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice. The "zero-tolerance" border security policy

Texas Border Patrol Chase Ends In Crash, Killing At Least 5 Immigrants
Texas Border Patrol Chase Ends In Crash, Killing At Least 5 Immigrants

At least five people were killed and several others injured when an SUV

Ford raises F-150 SVT Raptor price for second time on 2018 models
Ford raises F-150 SVT Raptor price for second time on 2018 models

Limited edition also rises, as does freight charge on every F-150.

Seth MacFarlane 'Embarrassed' To Work For Fox After Tucker Carlson Comment
Seth MacFarlane 'Embarrassed' To Work For Fox After Tucker Carlson Comment

Seth MacFarlane isn't afraid to say what he thinks, even to the people who

New Jersey Mom Gives Birth to 'Youngest Survivor' of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting
New Jersey Mom Gives Birth to 'Youngest Survivor' of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

She was one month pregnant during the shooting.

Thunder cut ties with announcer suspended after Westbrook comment
Thunder cut ties with announcer suspended after Westbrook comment

The Oklahoma City Thunder won't bring back television play-by-play announcer Brian Davis next season, the team announced this week. Davis was suspended for Game 1 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs for an on-air comment he made during the team's regular-season finale. During that game, against Memphis, Davis said point guard Russell Westbrook was "out of his cotton-pickin' mind" after Westbrook tallied an assist en route to averaging a triple-double for the second consecutive season.

Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe
Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work wraps up, if he believed they were treated "unfairly."

Trump lawyer shrugs off Roger Stone meeting with Russian over Clinton dirt
Trump lawyer shrugs off Roger Stone meeting with Russian over Clinton dirt

Roger Stone, a sometime adviser to Trump, has said he expects Mueller to indict him in order to 'silence' him. Donald Trump's lawyer said on Sunday he "doubted" the president knew about a newly reported May 2016 meeting between sometime adviser Roger Stone and a Russian offering damaging information about Hillary Clinton, then Trump's rival for the White House. "I doubt it," Rudy Giuliani told CNN's State of the Union.

Chris Cornell and his daughter cover Prince
Chris Cornell and his daughter cover Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U": Stream

Released in honor of Father's Day.

'Selling Crypto Now Is Like Selling Apple in 2001': eToro CEO

Ever since the arrival of Bitcoin, many people have predicted that "soon" all of the cryptocurrencies will crash. The trends in cryptocurrencies have been compared to global events such as tulipmania, the 1929 stock market crash and the dotcom bubble. However, even after the recent fall in crypto prices

Michelle Wolf:
Michelle Wolf: 'Trump Doesn't Want to Be Allies With Anyone Who's Good-Looking'

Michelle Wolf thinks Donald Trump might be picking allies for the United States based on whether their leaders overshadow him with their attractiveness. On her Netflix show "The Break With Michelle Wolf," the comedian joked that Trump's recent foreign policy moves are pretty confusing. Trump insulted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter after a chilly G7 summit, in which longtime U.S. allies were frustrated with Trump over actions like trade tariffs and frequent demands to allow Russia back into the group.

Former WH Chief Strategist Bannon says Trump has never lied:
Former WH Chief Strategist Bannon says Trump has never lied: 'Not to my knowledge'

ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl goes one-on-one with Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist and CEO of the Trump campaign, on "This Week."

Konta snubs umpire as Barty wins Nottingham final

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) -- Johanna Konta failed to shake the umpire's hand on Sunday after a bad-tempered end to the Nottingham Open final, with Ashleigh Barty winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

Ariana Grande Hints She
Ariana Grande Hints She's Moved Into 'New Apartment' With Fiance Pete Davidson

The newly engaged couple are taking the next step in their whirlwind relationship!

Fox turns ad breaks into dramas in bid to fight ad skipping
Fox turns ad breaks into dramas in bid to fight ad skipping
  • Tech
  • 2018-06-17 18:02:00Z

There's little doubt that TV's commercial breaks are on the decline. How do

Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski's back at it with another super-skimpy selfie

The model, actress, and Instagram favorite has been criticized in the past when she posts revealing selfies. But that isn't stopping her. She shared two new ones over the weekend.

LS9-Powered Chevy Tahoe Fails To Sell
LS9-Powered Chevy Tahoe Fails To Sell

This is one crazy build that could have easily sold…but didn't.

Kim Kardashian Isn
Kim Kardashian Isn't Ruling Out Running for President: 'Never Say Never'

The 37-year-old reality star has aspirations to be an attorney and hasn't said no to running for office.

After hours of abuse, Poulter roasts US Open officials, fans
After hours of abuse, Poulter roasts US Open officials, fans

After absorbing hours of abuse from US Open fans as he toiled around Shinnecock Hills on Saturday, England's Ian Poulter wondered what might be in store at the 2024 Ryder Cup down the road at Bethpage Black. "Verbally abused on every hole does get a little old," Poulter, 42, tweeted after battling to a six-over par 76 at sun-baked Shinnecock -- where the US Golf Association admitted the course set-up was too severe for the weather conditions. As Poulter, like all the afternoon starters, watched sound approach shots slide off the greens, fans following him cheered, even bursting into a chant of "USA!" when he bogeyed the par-five 16th -- capping a run of four bogeys in a row.

Trump lawyer calls for inquiry on Mueller
Trump lawyer calls for inquiry on Mueller's Russia probe

Donald Trump's personal lawyer on Sunday called for an investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, claiming it was tainted from the outset under former FBI director James Comey. Giuliani's comments were the latest in a barrage of attacks on the probe by the president and his lawyers as Mueller appears to be nearing a conclusion to his investigation into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

Trey Gowdy Threatens DOJ, FBI Officials Over Clinton Probe Documents
Trey Gowdy Threatens DOJ, FBI Officials Over Clinton Probe Documents

House oversight committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) threatened on Sunday to

Family Dog Stayed With Missing 3-Year-Old During the 12 Hours She Was Gone
Family Dog Stayed With Missing 3-Year-Old During the 12 Hours She Was Gone

She was unharmed.

Ariana Teases Glimpse at New Apartment With Pete
Ariana Teases Glimpse at New Apartment With Pete

They're moving in together! Which makes sense since they're engaged!

Seth MacFarlane Tweets He Is "Embarrassed" To Work For Fox After Tucker Carlson Tells Viewers To Ignore Other News Sources
Seth MacFarlane Tweets He Is "Embarrassed" To Work For Fox After Tucker Carlson Tells Viewers To Ignore Other News Sources

Seth MacFarlane has not exactly been a shrinking violet over the years when it comes to scrutinizing his own home network, Fox. But the creator of  Family Guy  and The Orville has taken things up a notch this weekend, tweeting that he is "embarrassed" to work for the network after the latest Fox News flap. MacFarlane on Saturday retweeted a post from CNN's Brian Stelter, who commented on what Tucker Carlson told his Fox News viewers. "Isn't this sad?" Stelter asked, before…

Box Office:
Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Shatters Records With Heroic $180 Million Opening

The opening weekend of "Incredibles 2" was, well, incredible. The Disney-Pixar movie flew to a record-breaking launch of $180 million in 4,410 locations, easily landing the superhero sequel the best debut of all time for an animated film. That title was previously held by fellow Pixar sequel "Finding Dory," which bowed with $135 million in […]

In Senate race launched by #MeToo, 2 women have inside track
In Senate race launched by #MeToo, 2 women have inside track

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - In Minnesota's surprise race to fill Al Franken's former Senate seat, the two women running tell their own versions of a familiar story.

Nunes: Will be
Nunes: Will be 'hell to pay' if documents not turned over
  • Tech
  • 2018-06-17 15:03:19Z

DOJ under deadline to release documents to Congress related to the Russia probe; Rep. Devin Nunes speaks out on 'Sunday Morning Futures.'

Beyoncé and Jay-Z take digs at Spotify in latest Tidal exclusive
Beyoncé and Jay-Z take digs at Spotify in latest Tidal exclusive

Beyonce and Jay-Z aren't keeping quiet in the wake of Tidal's scandals around

Chris Hardwick Fallout: All the Outlets Distancing Themselves After Abuse Accusation
Chris Hardwick Fallout: All the Outlets Distancing Themselves After Abuse Accusation

Geek culture avatar Chris Hardwick has seen swift blowback after actress and former Nerdist host Chloe Dykstra posted a damning online essay late Thursday accusing her ex-boyfriend of "sexual assault," "controlling behavior" and career sabotage. Nerdist Industries, the podcast-based digital media empire launched by Hardwick and sold to Legendary Entertainment in 2012, was quick to distance itself from its creator.

Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen
Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen's Hodeida
  • World
  • 2018-06-17 14:51:03Z

Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by Saudi Arabia, battled Huthi rebels around the key port city of Hodeida on Sunday, as a top UN envoy held crisis talks with the insurgents in the capital. Saudi Arabia and its allies in a regional military coalition on Wednesday launched an offensive aimed at retaking

1 dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting
1 dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An all-night arts and music festival turned deadly Sunday morning when gunfire erupted in a crowd, sending people stampeding and leaving one suspect dead and 20 people injured, authorities said.

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