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Bruce's double vs old team lifts Phils over Mets 5-4 in 10

Jay Bruce delivered another big hit in a familiar spot. The veteran slugger ripped an RBI double in the bottom of the 10th inning against his former team, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the reeling New York Mets 5-4 Wednesday night. ''I want to be the guy up at the plate with

Democrats rail against economy-for-the-rich in first debate
Democrats rail against economy-for-the-rich in first debate

Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and Republican administration they said exists only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing class warfare as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump a second term

NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant reportedly sells his Calif. home, buys one in N.Y.
NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant reportedly sells his Calif. home, buys one in N.Y.

More real estate news to keep an eye on as NBA free agency approaches Sunday at 6 p.m.

Huawei employees worked with China military on research projects: Bloomberg
Huawei employees worked with China military on research projects: Bloomberg

Huawei workers teamed up with members of various organs of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) in projects spanning artificial intelligence to radio communications, Bloomberg said. "Huawei is not aware of its employees publishing research papers in their individual capacity," Huawei

Europe, you
Europe, you're up! Yankees top Blue Jays 8-7, head to London

Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, the pubs and the double-decker buses, there's plenty to see in London. To Aaron Judge, there's an even more enticing sight: The 385-foot fence in center field at the soccer stadium where his New York Yankees will play this weekend. The Yankees hit two

New software glitch found in Boeing
New software glitch found in Boeing's troubled 737 Max jet

A new software problem has been found in the troubled Boeing 737 Max that could push the plane's nose down automatically, and fixing the flaw is almost certain to further delay the plane's return to flying after two deadly crashes. Boeing said Wednesday that the FAA "identified an additional

Max Wright, veteran TV actor and Willie Tanner on
Max Wright, veteran TV actor and Willie Tanner on 'ALF,' dies at 75

Max Wright dead: ALF star dies at 75

Hawaii skydiving crash victims remembered by friends, family
Hawaii skydiving crash victims remembered by friends, family
  • US
  • 2019-06-26 23:33:09Z

All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office has identified nine victims, including a young couple from Colorado celebrating their first wedding anniversary, several skydiving instructors

Billy Drago Dies: Hollywood
Billy Drago Dies: Hollywood 'Bad Guy' Character Actor Was 73

Billy Drago, a character actor whose best-known roles were as Hollywood villains, has died. He passed on Monday, June 24 in Los Angeles, according to his publicity firm. No cause of death was given. Born William Eugene Burrows Jr., Drago appeared in more than 100 film and television roles. His most well-known roles were as […]

Coinbase Hit With Outage As Bitcoin Price Drops $1.8K in 15 Minutes
Coinbase Hit With Outage As Bitcoin Price Drops $1.8K in 15 Minutes

Coinbase went down briefly on Wednesday afternoon, coinciding with a massive sell-off in bitcoin's price.

Winklevoss Twins
Winklevoss Twins' Fortune Doubles as Bitcoin Rallies

(Bloomberg) -- The Winklevoss twins have seen their wealth more than double since January, thanks to the frenzied rally of Bitcoin, which surged as much as 22% Wednesday.Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's combined net worth -- consisting mainly of Bitcoin and crypto assets -- climbed to $1.45 billion, the

Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fracture
Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fracture

An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a game last month between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros says the girl suffered a skull fracture. Attorney Richard Mithoff on Wednesday provided the first update by the girl's family on her condition since she was

NASCAR updates rule book about race damage in regard to possible penalties
NASCAR updates rule book about race damage in regard to possible penalties

NASCAR also announces the package for the July race at Daytona International Speedway.

Madonna features shocking mass shooting scene in
Madonna features shocking mass shooting scene in 'God Control' music video

Madonna features shooting scene in shocking God Control music video

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. FAA says it identifies new potential risk on 737 MAX
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  • 2019-06-26 20:07:13Z

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new potential risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency told Reuters on Wednesday. The risk was discovered during a simulator test last week, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The new issue means Boeing will not conduct a certification test flight until July 8 at the earliest, the sources said, and the FAA will spend at least two to three weeks reviewing the results before deciding whether to return the plane to service.

Anthony Mackie Says He Took a 1-Year Acting Break After Getting Snubbed for an Oscar:
Anthony Mackie Says He Took a 1-Year Acting Break After Getting Snubbed for an Oscar: 'It Hurt'

Anthony Mackie Reveals Took an Acting Hiatus After Oscar Snub

O.J. Simpson Says Michael Jackson Invited Him and His Kids to Neverland Ranch After Simpson
O.J. Simpson Says Michael Jackson Invited Him and His Kids to Neverland Ranch After Simpson's Murder Trial

O.J. Simpson marked the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death by describing a time when he said Jackson invited him and his kids up to his home at Neverland Ranch because Simpson's house was "under siege by the media."In a video recorded in a golf cart and posted to his new Twitter feed Tuesday, Simpson didn't provide any dates. But he did provide clues that would indicate that the Neverland visits took place in the mid-'90s, after Simpson was acquitted of killing his children's mother, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.Jackson had legal issues of his own at that point: A few years earlier, he had paid roughly $20 million dollars to settle a molestation claim.Also...

NBA reportedly clears Omer Asik
NBA reportedly clears Omer Asik's $3 million salary off Bulls books

This gives the Bulls $23 million in salary cap space to chase free agents this summer.

The Latest: Gas prices could increase on refinery closure
The Latest: Gas prices could increase on refinery closure
  • US
  • 2019-06-26 18:04:08Z

AAA says gasoline prices may increase after the announcement that a Philadelphia oil refinery will close after a devastating fire. The markets research company FactSet reported that gasoline futures prices spiked Tuesday night after the first news of the refinery's possible closure. Kevin Book is managing director at Clearview Energy Partners.

Trump: China needs to reach a trade deal more than he does
Trump: China needs to reach a trade deal more than he does

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's under little pressure to reach a trade deal with China when he meets late this week with President Xi Jinping and is prepared to impose further tariffs on Chinese imports. The president has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $300 billion in Chinese imports - on top of the $250 billion in goods he's already taxed - a move that would extend his import taxes to virtually everything China ships to the United States.

Divide between rural, urban Oregon is fueling climate fight
Divide between rural, urban Oregon is fueling climate fight

The divide in Oregon between the state's liberal cities and its conservative and economically depressed rural areas has made it fertile ground for the political crisis unfolding over a push by Democrats to enact sweeping climate legislation. Eleven Republican senators are entering the seventh day of a walkout Wednesday to deny the supermajority Democrats the number of lawmakers needed to vote on a cap and trade bill, which would be the second of its kind in the U.S. The stalemate has drawn international attention, in part because right-wing militias have rallied to the GOP cause. One Republican lawmaker said state troopers dispatched to hunt down the striking lawmakers should "come...

Off-duty police officer shot in head driving through Chicago
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  • 2019-06-26 17:17:33Z

An off-duty Chicago police officer was critically injured early Wednesday when someone in another vehicle opened fire and shot him in the head as he drove on the city's South Side, the police superintendent said. At a news conference later in the morning, an emotional Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the officer is "clinging to life" but that he has hope after the man was able to give a thumbs-up after surgery. Police said the officer was driving a few blocks from police headquarters at about 1:30 a.m. when someone in a black Toyota sedan fired a gun at the officer's vehicle.

Trump on Democratic debate:
Trump on Democratic debate: 'I'm going to watch it because I have to'
  • US
  • 2019-06-26 17:11:44Z

Trump, a Republican, also suggested he might offer some tweeted responses to what he hears from the 10 Democratic presidential candidates on the stage in the first of back-to-back debate nights in Miami. "Well, I'll be on a plane," Trump said on Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria." "Yes everyone said I'll be tweeting. Trump will be aboard Air Force One on a flight to Osaka, Japan, the first stop on a trip to Asia that will also include a visit to South Korea.

E. Jean Carroll accuses Trump of rape and calls spike to National Sexual Assault Hotline
E. Jean Carroll accuses Trump of rape and calls spike to National Sexual Assault Hotline

After E. Jean Carroll accused President Donald Trump of rape, there was a 53% increase in calls to the National Sexual Assault Hotline, RAINN reports.

Reparations for Everyone, Apparently
Reparations for Everyone, Apparently

Redressing old grievances has become something of a pastime for Congress as it searches for problems to solve (or create, as the need presents itself). Last Thursday, Elizabeth Warren re-introduced the Refund Equality Act, a bill that would retroactively grant tax refunds to same-sex couples who were married in their states before the Obergefell decision in 2014. The federal government had denied those couples the deductions that it granted to married couples because, according to the federal government, they weren't married.If marriage has no eternal or even etymological foundation aside from the imprimatur of the government, then it's not clear what standard Elizabeth Warren can use to...

'Myst' Film and TV Rights Sell to Village Roadshow

"Myst," the influential video game that helped usher in the CD-ROM era, may inspire an ambitious multi-platform film and television universe. Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, the co-producer and co-financier of the "Matrix" and "Sherlock Holmes" franchises, has acquired the rights to the first-person graphic adventure. For those born post-90s, "Myst" was wildly popular and hailed […]

As expected, Kevin Durant reportedly opts out of contract with Warriors
As expected, Kevin Durant reportedly opts out of contract with Warriors

Kevin Durant has opted out of the $31.5 million final year of his contract with the Warriors.

Kratom is not a cure for opioid addiction, FDA says in cracking down on illegal marketing
Kratom is not a cure for opioid addiction, FDA says in cracking down on illegal marketing

The FDA cited examples of two companies claiming that kratom can treat addiction, but the FDA hasn't approved the products for such uses.

Supreme Court rules for sex offender in child pornography case testing power of judges, juries
Supreme Court rules for sex offender in child pornography case testing power of judges, juries

The Supreme Court ruled that even sex offenders deserve to have the reasons for their sentences determined by a jury, not a judge.

Trump Says U.S. Should Sue Facebook, Google in Latest Complaint
Trump Says U.S. Should Sue Facebook, Google in Latest Complaint

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump complained again about supposed bias against conservatives at social media companies and said the U.S. government should sue Google and Facebook Inc. for unspecified wrongdoing.Trump complained in an interview with Fox Business Network on Wednesday that social media

Largest oil refinery on East Coast will close after fire
Largest oil refinery on East Coast will close after fire
  • US
  • 2019-06-26 15:00:49Z

The owner of the largest oil refinery on the East Coast is telling officials that it will close the facility after a fire last week set off explosions and damaged the complex. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement Wednesday that Philadelphia Energy Solutions had informed him of its decision. Kenney says the more than 1,000 workers there will be impacted.

'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Duane Chapman slams rumors about wife Beth's condition

Amid rumors that Beth Chapman's health continues to decline, husband and "Dog the Bounty Hunter" co-star Duane asked fans not to jump to conclusions.

Eric Trump says an employee spit on him at an upscale Chicago cocktail bar
Eric Trump says an employee spit on him at an upscale Chicago cocktail bar

"It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems," the president's son told Breitbart News.

Boston Wayfair workers threaten walkout over sale to U.S. immigrant camp
Boston Wayfair workers threaten walkout over sale to U.S. immigrant camp

Hundreds of employees of Wayfair Inc are expected to walk off the job on Wednesday in protest of what they said was the retailer's sale of more than $200,000 in bedroom furniture for a Texas detention facility for migrant children. The protest, in the online furniture retailer's home city of

Supreme Court won't strip federal agencies of power to interpret regulations, a top priority of conservatives
Supreme Court won't strip federal agencies of power to interpret regulations, a top priority of conservatives

The Supreme Court issued a major ruling on federal agencies' power to interpret regulations.

Palestinian Windfall Needs Political Progress, Says U.S. Envoy
Palestinian Windfall Needs Political Progress, Says U.S. Envoy

(Bloomberg) -- The financial bonanza the Trump administration envisions for the Palestinians is unlikely to materialize unless there is progress toward resolving the 70-year-old conflict with Israel, according to a top U.S. envoy."If we're not going to get traction on the political aspect of the deal, I'm not sure we would take the time to try to get pledges," U.S. special envoy Jason Greenblatt said at an economic conference to drum up support for the U.S. plan in Bahrain on Wednesday. "A lot of pledges get made to help the Palestinian people. Many of them are never actually paid anyway. But if we do see traction, then absolutely."Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, launched...

Iran to speed up enrichment of uranium amid faltering nuclear deal
Iran to speed up enrichment of uranium amid faltering nuclear deal

Iran will speed up enrichment of uranium and pull further out of the nuclear deal with world powers, Iranian officials said.

Democrats Get Go-Ahead to Probe President
Democrats Get Go-Ahead to Probe President's Finances in Suit

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump lost a bid to halt a lawsuit brought by 201 Congressional Democrats who want a Washington federal court to require that the president seek approval from lawmakers before he accepts any financial benefits from foreign governments.In a pair of orders issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan denied Trump's request to pause the lawsuit so he could immediately appeal Sullivan's earlier refusals to dismiss the case. The decision means the 2017 lawsuit led by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut can proceed.In a separate order, the judge said lawmakers can begin collecting evidence to support their claims on June 28, but must wrap up that process...

Michigan GOP headquarters vandalized with anti-ICE graffiti for second time in three days
Michigan GOP headquarters vandalized with anti-ICE graffiti for second time in three days

The Michigan Republican Party headquarters was vandalized again Monday night with graffiti targeting Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Mueller testimony will correct misinformation: U.S. House chairman
Mueller testimony will correct misinformation: U.S. House chairman
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  • 2019-06-26 14:14:04Z

Former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's public testimony in Congress next month will have a profound impact, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee chairman said on Wednesday, predicting it would correct what he called a campaign of misinformation led by President Donald Trump's attorney general. Mueller's two-year investigation found that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and that the Trump campaign did not conspire with Russia, but the probe did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.

Graphic photo of drowned father and daughter stirs volatile immigration debate
Graphic photo of drowned father and daughter stirs volatile immigration debate

A harrowing photo of a drowned migrant father and his 23-month-old daughter has renewed outrage over the immigration debate.

Trump says
Trump says 'not talking boots on the ground' if action taken against Iran
  • US
  • 2019-06-26 13:45:07Z

WASHINGTON/GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was "not talking boots on the ground" should military action be necessary against Iran, and said any conflict would not last long. "I'm not talking boots on the ground," Trump said. The comments come just days after Trump canceled air strikes minutes before impact, with allies warning that the increase in tensions since the United States pulled out of a nuclear pact with Iran last year could accidentally lead to war.

UPDATE 1-Trump, without offering evidence, accuses Mueller of illegal activity
  • US
  • 2019-06-26 13:17:48Z

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, without offering evidence, that Special Counsel Robert Mueller "terminated" FBI communications in what he called an illegal move. "Mueller terminated them illegally. Trump made the remarks ahead of Mueller's scheduled testimony in front

NBC Sports ready to take fans the rest of the way to Miami
NBC Sports ready to take fans the rest of the way to Miami

NBC Sports takes over this weekend to broadcast the rest of the Cup and Xfinity seasons.

Frank Reich: I hope it works out for Jacoby Brissett, but not now
Frank Reich: I hope it works out for Jacoby Brissett, but not now

The Colts reportedly resisted trade offers for quarterback Jacoby Brissett last year and they made it clear that anyone looking to pluck him from their roster this year would have to pay a heavy price to make a deal, but Brissett has been equally clear about his hopes for the future. Brissett wants to

Republicans want Donald Trump to ignore the Democratic debate fray. He
Republicans want Donald Trump to ignore the Democratic debate fray. He's making no promises.

Some Republicans urge Donald Trump to resist weighing into the Democratic presidential debates. Others predict the temptation will be too great to avoid.

The Latest: Palestinians in Gaza protest US Mideast plan
The Latest: Palestinians in Gaza protest US Mideast plan
  • World
  • 2019-06-26 11:44:22Z

Thousands of Palestinians are rallying outside a U.N. compound in the Gaza Strip to protest the White House-led Mideast peace conference in Bahrain. Palestinians burned effigies of President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Give up employer 401(k) match to pay down debt? Dave Ramsey's advice 

Dear Russ, Some people disagree with this stance, but my answer is no. I understand how important it is to take the match in a situation like that, but one of the things I've learned over the years is that personal finance is 80 percent behavior and only 20 percent head knowledge. In the short term, the power of focusing on changing your behavior and working hard to pay off debt will supersede the mathematics involved where your company match is concerned.

Working-class Mexicans don
Working-class Mexicans don't want Central American immigrants, either. Here's why.

Before you call them hypocrites, there's a good reason why poverty-stricken Mexicans don't want Central Americans in their country.

U.S. Companies Find Legal Ways Around Trump
U.S. Companies Find Legal Ways Around Trump's Huawei Blacklist

(Bloomberg) -- American technology companies have resumed selling certain products to Huawei Technologies Co. after concluding there are legal ways to work with the Chinese telecom giant in spite of its inclusion on a Trump Administration blacklist.Micron Technology Inc., the largest U.S. maker of computer

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