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China halts Canadian meat exports over fake certificates
China halts Canadian meat exports over fake certificates
  • World
  • 2019-06-26 02:51:40Z

China asked Canada on Tuesday to suspend all meat exports after discovering bogus veterinary health certificates attached to a batch of pork, while Canadian federal police launched a criminal probe. The forgery allegations against Frigo Royal Inc. come amid frosty relations between the two nations following Canada's arrest of a senior Chinese telecoms executive on a US warrant and China's detention of two Canadian nationals in apparent retaliation. In days, the US and China could also seek to relaunch talks to settle a trade dispute that may be key to resolving the Canada-China row.

Robert Mueller to testify publicly before Congress next month
Robert Mueller to testify publicly before Congress next month

Former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify in open session before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17.

Onstage, the queen of the Court reigns supreme, even in tragedy
Onstage, the queen of the Court reigns supreme, even in tragedy

The audience goes wild, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg, matriarch of the United States Supreme Court, calls for quiet. This is no time for celebration -- she is here to judge Electra, the ancient Greek tragic heroine. "I am so excited," says one audience member as she sees the progressive pop culture icon, affectionately nicknamed "the notorious RBG," enter the scene.

Danny Green on fans trying to delegitimize Raptors title in light of Warriors injuries:
Danny Green on fans trying to delegitimize Raptors title in light of Warriors injuries: 'We don't care'

Many fans feel as though there should be some kind of asterisk next to their championship in the record books. This is, frankly, is sour grapes at best and patently insane at worst. What-ifs are some of the more fun things to contemplate in a league like the NBA, but reality is inescapable.

Robbie Gould on trade request: It
Robbie Gould on trade request: It's a complicated situation

Robbie Gould sounds as if he prefers a return to Chicago, where he and his family call home, if he had a say in where he plays. But San Francisco used the franchise tag on him, and despite the kicker having requested a trade, the 49ers have shown no inclination to move him. "It's a [more]

Bill Cosby Appeals Sex Assault Conviction Over Testimony from Accusers During Trial
Bill Cosby Appeals Sex Assault Conviction Over Testimony from Accusers During Trial

Bill Cosby filed documents to overturn his case

Closing arguments expected in Hawaii public corruption trial
Closing arguments expected in Hawaii public corruption trial
  • US
  • 2019-06-26 00:01:43Z

The former police chief of Hawaii's largest city and his wife, a former deputy prosecutor, abused their positions in an attempt to silence a relative who could have exposed the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle, prosecutors said. Closing arguments were being held Tuesday in the conspiracy trial against Louis and Katherine Kealoha, considered the largest public corruption trial ever in Hawaii. U.S. prosecutor Joseph Orabona said the defendants didn't need to have a written agreement to show they conspired to frame Katherine's uncle in a plot to steal their mailbox.

'Defender of everything Trump': Meet Stephanie Grisham, Donald Trump's new press secretary
'Defender of everything Trump': Meet Stephanie Grisham, Donald Trump's new press secretary

Stephanie Grisham, who will replace Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary, is a loyal defender of Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump.

U.S. sues ex-Trump aide Omarosa, alleges failure to file required financials
U.S. sues ex-Trump aide Omarosa, alleges failure to file required financials

The government is seeking a civil fine of up to $50,000 from Omarosa, who spent 11 months as director of communications in the White House Office of Public Liaison before her December 2017 dismissal. Omarosa, as she is typically known, was accused of violating the Ethics in Government Act by not filing the report, which was required because her salary exceeded $124,406, despite several oral and written reminders from White House ethics lawyers.

Prisoner survey: Filth, neglect in solitary confinement
Prisoner survey: Filth, neglect in solitary confinement
  • US
  • 2019-06-25 23:21:19Z

More than 700 Louisiana state prison inmates who responded to a questionnaire said they'd been placed in solitary confinement, in some cases for years, with many complaining of poor food and health care, small and filthy rooms and overall conditions that drove some to self-harm and suicide attempts, criminal justice advocates said Tuesday. Loyola University's Jesuit Social Research Institute, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and the organization Solitary Watch released the report at a news conference Tuesday, where they issued recommendations calling for "immediate limits" on the use of solitary confinement. The report comes weeks after another research and policy group,...

Ocasio-Cortez on planned Wayfair walkout: 'This is what solidarity looks like'
Ocasio-Cortez on planned Wayfair walkout: 'This is what solidarity looks like'

Wayfair employees are staging a walkout Wednesday after the company said it would not end its business relationship with a government contractor that has been managing migrant camps.

Wayfair Employees Threaten Walkout Over Sales to Migrant Detention Contractor
Wayfair Employees Threaten Walkout Over Sales to Migrant Detention Contractor

Wayfair Employees Threaten Walkout Over Sales to Migrant Detention Contractor

McConnell pledges vote on 9/11 bill after Stewart criticism
McConnell pledges vote on 9/11 bill after Stewart criticism

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. McConnell made the commitment after meeting Tuesday with a group of first responders. "We want to try to deal with (the legislation) before the August recess," the Kentucky Republican told ABC News, adding that he had a "good meeting" with the first responders and even received the shield of a retired New York City detective who now is suffering from cancer after working for weeks at the World Trade Center site.

San Francisco first major US city to ban e-cigarette sales
San Francisco first major US city to ban e-cigarette sales

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first major US city to effectively ban the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes. The city's legislature unanimously approved an ordinance which backers said was necessary due to the "significant public health consequences" of a "dramatic surge" in vaping among youths. The ordinance says e-cigarette products sold in shops or online in San Francisco would need approval by federal health authorities, which none currently has.

US border chief quits amid outcry over child detainees
US border chief quits amid outcry over child detainees

The acting commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection agency announced his resignation on Tuesday amid a public outcry over alarming detention conditions of migrant children in Texas. John Sanders, appointed to the post just two months ago, said in a letter obtained by several US media outlets that he planned to step down as acting CBP chief on July 5. Sanders' departure coincides with the revelation of unsanitary detention conditions for children at an overcrowded Border Patrol facility in Clint, Texas, a sign of the increasing strain on resources due to soaring numbers of arrests at the US-Mexico border.

Sheriff: Mom abused her children, boiled puppies to death
Sheriff: Mom abused her children, boiled puppies to death
  • US
  • 2019-06-25 20:24:43Z

A woman beat and tortured at least some of her 15 children and forced them to watch as she brutally killed their pets, authorities said in New Mexico, the latest place where the woman and her husband have been the subject of complaints. Martha Crouch and her husband Timothy of Aztec, New Mexico, were arrested Monday following interviews with a number of their adult and young children living in different states, according to court records. It was not immediately clear if all the allegations made by the children had been verified by authorities.

Driver in horrific motorcycle crash pleads not guilty as details emerge
Driver in horrific motorcycle crash pleads not guilty as details emerge

A pickup driver accused of slamming into a group of motorcycles entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in New Hampshire on 7 counts of negligent homicide.

Countries pledge $110 million for UN Palestinian agency
Countries pledge $110 million for UN Palestinian agency

More than $110 million was raised Tuesday at a pledging conference to support the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA, which has been struggling since the United States slashed funding. UNRWA chief Pierre Kraehenbuehl said the funding would allow the agency, which provides education and health services to Palestinians, to cover costs for the coming months and avoid a budget crisis. The conference was held on the same day as President Donald Trump's administration unveiled the economic component of a long-awaited Middle East peace plan, at a workshop in Bahrain boycotted by the Palestinian Authority.

Is Trump Really Headed to War With Iran? Here is What Two Experts Think
Is Trump Really Headed to War With Iran? Here is What Two Experts Think

America's policy of maximum pressure on Iran continues, with the U.S. Department of the Treasury announcing new sanctions on eight Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Commanders. That directive was tweeted during a luncheon event on Iran at the Center for the National Interest, which was moderated by Geoffrey Kemp, the Senior Director of Regional Security Programs at CFTNI who also served in the White House during the first Reagan administration as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the National Security Council Staff. The discussion focused on the ongoing crisis, Iran and America's interests,...

Can Amanda Nunes be the first UFC champ-champ to defend at a lower weight? (video)
Can Amanda Nunes be the first UFC champ-champ to defend at a lower weight? (video)

(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) Amanda Nunes is the UFC's first female champ-champ. She's not the UFC's first dual-division champion to put one of her belts on the line, but could become the first to return to a lighter weight class and defend her belt. The UFC has had four fighters

Andre Iguodala: I broke my leg last year, but Warriors called it just a bruise
Andre Iguodala: I broke my leg last year, but Warriors called it just a bruise

Raises even more questions about Kevin Durant situation

US border chief resigns amid outcry over treatment of migrant children
US border chief resigns amid outcry over treatment of migrant children

The acting commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, amid an outcry over the treatment of detained migrant children. His departure comes amid mounting public backlash over alarmingly unsanitary conditions at an overcrowded migrant facility in Clint, Texas where the discovery of poor care and lack of access to showers or clean clothing prompted the relocation of 250 detained children. The situation has led immigration activists and Democrats to step up criticism of President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policies. Mr Sanders, whose resignation was first reported by The New York Times, has led the...

NBA rumors: Two teams have
NBA rumors: Two teams have 'backed off' Kevin Durant pursuit due to Achilles

NBA rumors: Two teams have 'backed off' Kevin Durant pursuit due to Achilles originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com NBA free agency officially will kick off Sunday, and most of the free-agent crop likely will await the decision of one Kevin Durant before choosing their next move. The Warriors' star forward ruptured his Achilles during Game 5 of Golden State's NBA Finals loss to the Toronto Raptors and will miss all of next season as he rehabs what could be a career-altering injury.

Rays owner tries to sell two-city concept, fails
Rays owner tries to sell two-city concept, fails

If you claim that you can pull off the improbable and the unorthodox, you have to actually tell people how you plan to do it.

Mitsubishi Motors to relocate North America HQ to Tennessee
Mitsubishi Motors to relocate North America HQ to Tennessee

Mitsubishi Motors announced on Tuesday that it is relocating its North America headquarters from California to Tennessee, a move that will bring the Japanese automaker closer to its sister company Nissan and strengthen Tennessee's growing reputation as an epicenter of the automotive sector. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe - who made the announcement with Mitsubishi Motors North America - say the headquarters move from Cypress, California, to Franklin, Tennessee, will result in an $18.25 million investment in the region and approximately 200 jobs.

Acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner to leave as immigration tensions escalate
Acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner to leave as immigration tensions escalate

John Sanders, acting commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency, will be leaving his post amid reports of troubled facility.

President Trump hires Stephanie Grisham to replace Sarah Sanders as press secretary

Stephanie Grisham, who has been serving as first lady Melania Trump's communications director, will replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Border official steps down as outrage grows over children
Border official steps down as outrage grows over children

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday he is stepping down as his agency is under siege over the discovery of dozens of children in filthy conditions at one of its stations in Texas. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders said in a message to employees that

The Latest: Acting head of border agency steps down
The Latest: Acting head of border agency steps down

The acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says he's stepping down amid outrage over his agency's treatment of detained migrant children. John Sanders said in a message to CBP employees Tuesday that he would resign on July 5. CBP is the agency that apprehends and first detains migrant parents and children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Magic Johnson ready to welcome D
Magic Johnson ready to welcome D'Angelo Russell back to Lakers

But now all those guys are gone and he's on another level now. This is peak Johnson - talking about players on other teams (no longer tampering), spinning the story to make himself look good and directing the Lakers' roster without having to take responsibility for it. There is truth to what Johnson is saying here.

Longtime Trump aide Stephanie Grisham will succeed Sanders as press secretary
Longtime Trump aide Stephanie Grisham will succeed Sanders as press secretary
  • US
  • 2019-06-25 16:56:26Z

Stephanie Grisham, the communications director for first lady Melania Trump and a longtime aide to President Donald Trump, will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary, Mrs. Trump announced on Tuesday. Melania Trump announced the development in a tweet to close out the president's search for a press secretary after Sanders decided to resign and go back home to Arkansas earlier this month.

Driver pleads not guilty in motorcycle crash that killed 7
Driver pleads not guilty in motorcycle crash that killed 7
  • US
  • 2019-06-25 16:55:44Z

A pickup truck driver accused of colliding with a group of motorcyclists, killing seven of them, pleaded not guilty through his lawyer Tuesday to negligent homicide. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was ordered to remain in prevention detention, with a judge citing his past driving record, saying it poses a potential danger to the public and himself. The plea was entered by his attorney Melissa Davis in Coos County Court in Lancaster, New Hampshire.

2021 Ford Bronco to Get 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Engine, according to an Online Parts Configurator
2021 Ford Bronco to Get 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Engine, according to an Online Parts Configurator

Multi-line retailer Canadian Tire inadvertently revealed the future Bronco's engine on its website.

Miss Hooters Tennessee finalist arrested, accused of trashing boyfriend's house after breakup
Miss Hooters Tennessee finalist arrested, accused of trashing boyfriend's house after breakup

Madison Rogers, Miss Hooters Tennessee contestant, faces burglary and vandalism charges after police said she destroyed part of ex-boyfriend's house.

14 Things You Didn
14 Things You Didn't Know About Anthony Bourdain

Turkey
Turkey's leader vows to heed 'messages' of Istanbul election

Addressing legislators from his ruling party in Parliament, Erdogan again congratulated opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu who garnered 54.21% of the vote in Istanbul on Sunday to become Istanbul's mayor. Erdogan had previously congratulated Imamoglu in a tweet.

Iran drone downing highlights limitations of US unmanned aircraft
Iran drone downing highlights limitations of US unmanned aircraft

US drones have been a key tool in conflicts against insurgent organizations such as the Taliban and the Islamic State group, but Iran's downing of one of the aircraft highlights their limitations against more sophisticated adversaries. While drones offer the significant attraction of not putting American lives at risk and can stay aloft for more than a day, allowing for extended surveillance missions, they can be vulnerable to air defenses, are often expensive, and their loss can lead to sensitive hardware falling into the wrong hands. "I believe sophisticated air defenses will continue to have good chances to shoot down an aircraft like an RQ-4 whenever it is in position to do...

Another American has died in the Dominican Republic, bringing total to at least 8 this year
Another American has died in the Dominican Republic, bringing total to at least 8 this year

A 56-year-old man from Long Island, New York, has died in the Dominican Republic, according to multiple reports.

NATO to endorse measures against Russia over missile treaty
NATO to endorse measures against Russia over missile treaty
  • US
  • 2019-06-25 13:28:35Z

NATO defense ministers are set to endorse a list of measures that could be used against Russia should it refuse to comply with a major Cold War-era missile treaty, the military alliance's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said Tuesday. In February, the United States began the 6-month process of withdrawing from the landmark 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty agreed with the then Soviet Union, blaming Russia for refusing to comply with the pact. The INF treaty will end unless Russia changes its mind by August 2, and NATO ministers are weighing what steps to take in response.

Leaked hi-res images give us our best look yet at Apple
Leaked hi-res images give us our best look yet at Apple's iPhone 11

There will be several high-profile flagship smartphone launches between now and early September, but Apple's upcoming new iPhone 11 is already stealing the spotlight. We've got the Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Note 10, and several big launches coming up in China. In fact, the world's first smartphone with a hidden under-display selfie camera could be announced as soon as tomorrow. Still, all eyes are already on Apple's unreleased iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R (or whatever Apple ends up calling them), the designs of which have been revealed in a series of leaks from numerous reliable sources.In much the same way that the iPhone 7 was really the "iPhone 6ss" since it used...

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani calls new US sanctions
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani calls new US sanctions 'outrageous and idiotic'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "outrageous and idiotic,"

Ford, GM don't make the most 'American-made' car. Here's who does.

The majority of U.S. customers are eager to purchase an "American made" vehicle, but the bulk of the top 15 cars that contribute the most to the economy are actually produced by foreign automakers, according to a new ranking released on Tuesday. The most American-made vehicle in 2019, which includes criteria such as the number of factory jobs and where parts are sourced, was the Jeep Cherokee, according to Cars.com annual ranking. While it is built in Belvidere, Illinois, Jeep is owned by Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler.

Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?
Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?

The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East. For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium. With the United States needing a more robust posture against Iran and confronting renewed challenges in Asia and Europe, several immediate measures and concerted longer-term efforts are critical to ensure America has the carriers it needs.The requirement to maintain carrier presence in the Middle East is a critical part of a broader national security strategy, in which U.S. global security interests necessitate a worldwide...

Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neck
Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neck

In video shared by Chicago police, Jussie Smollett is seen wearing a noose, and men are seen buying supplies to carry out the allegedly-staged attack.

Prime Day 2019 starts on July 15th and lasts for 48 hours
Prime Day 2019 starts on July 15th and lasts for 48 hours

Amazon's Black Friday in July event is back for another year, and Prime Day 2019 will be bigger than ever. The retailer will offer Amazon Prime subscribers more than a million deals over two whole days, so you'll have an extra 12 hours to shop compared to last year's event, which also kicked

Harris pressed to get more personal about why she
Harris pressed to get more personal about why she's running

Kamala Harris nodded knowingly when a black woman at a weekend candidate forum recounted watching her mother face racial discrimination during her childhood. "You and I have a similar experience growing up," said Harris, the California senator and former prosecutor who would be the first black woman elected president. It was the kind of moment some Harris advisers and allies have been waiting for: the blending of Harris' polished political resume with a revealing glimpse at the forces that have shaped her life and her vision for the presidency.

New York, New Jersey could lose residents to this lower-tax neighbor

After many Americans in high-tax states saw the impact of the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions on their returns this filing season, experts have told FOX Business that more and more individuals are looking for ways to mitigate the increased financial burden - which can mean moving to lower-tax states. While states with no income tax have gotten most of the attention, including Florida, Texas and Nevada, there may be a closer option for residents in the Northeast - Pennsylvania. The Keystone State could attract disgruntled residents from nearby high-tax states like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Nadal says Wimbledon seeding system disrespects world rankings
Nadal says Wimbledon seeding system disrespects world rankings

Rafael Nadal has complained about Wimbledon's seeding system after the Spaniard was placed at number three, behind Roger Federer, for next week's grand slam in London. The other three major tournaments all match their seeding to the official world rankings but Wimbledon uses its own formula

Bolton says Iran silence on US talks offer
Bolton says Iran silence on US talks offer 'deafening'

US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Tuesday described as "deafening" Iran's apparent silence on an offer to negotiate with Washington. "The president has held the door open to real negotiations," Bolton told journalists in Jerusalem. "In response, Iran's silence has been deafening," he added.

Iran
Iran's Rouhani says US 'lying' about talks offer

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that new US sanctions against senior Iranian officials including top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif showed Washington is "lying" about an offer to negotiate. It's obvious that you're lying," Rouhani said in a meeting with ministers broadcast live on TV.

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