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US wants role in efforts to settle South Korea-Japan dispute
US wants role in efforts to settle South Korea-Japan dispute

The United States will "do what we can do" to help resolve festering trade and political disputes between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday after a series of meetings with Seoul officials. David Stilwell, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asian affairs, is in South Korea for three days, as Seoul is seeking U.S. help to resolve the spat between two of America's most important allies in the region.

Stocks Mixed Amid Trade Concerns; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap
Stocks Mixed Amid Trade Concerns; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Stocks in Europe drifted, U.S. equity futures edged higher and Asian shares were mostly down as fresh trade tensions offset solid economic data and a raft of corporate earnings. Treasuries were steady and European government bonds climbed.The Stoxx Europe 600 index fluctuated between gains

Vitalik Buterin: Use Bitcoin Cash to improve Ethereum scalability
Vitalik Buterin: Use Bitcoin Cash to improve Ethereum scalability

The Ethereum co-founders' suggestion-meant as a stopgap while the blockchain readies its major upgrade-has been greeted with incredulity.

Telescope viewing suspended as protesters block Hawaii road
Telescope viewing suspended as protesters block Hawaii road

Astronomers have indefinitely stopped looking through 13 existing telescopes at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii while protesters block the road downslope in an attempt to prevent the construction of a giant new observatory. Observations won't resume until staff have consistent access to the summit, said Jessica Dempsey, the deputy director of the East Asian Observatory, one of the existing telescopes. The announcement came as Native Hawaiian protesters blocked the base of the road for a second day on Tuesday.

China Investor Who Made 785% on Moutai Says He
China Investor Who Made 785% on Moutai Says He's Found Next Big Thing

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.After years betting solely on Kweichow Moutai Co., Dong Baozhen is diversifying.The money manager's flagship fund has returned 785% since its inception in 2010. He trounced the Shanghai

Judge, Gregorius lift Yanks over Rays after CC starts fracas
Judge, Gregorius lift Yanks over Rays after CC starts fracas

Didi Gregorius went up a few weight classes to restrain CC Sabathia, then climbed up the ladder for a slump-busting grand slam. In between, Aaron Judge delivered perhaps his most memorable moment during an injury-shortened season. Judge hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, Gregorius

We Asked Two Experts If a War with Iran Is Coming
We Asked Two Experts If a War with Iran Is Coming
  • World
  • 2019-07-17 00:00:00Z

Pollack stated that Washington's actions were counterproductive to America's interests in securing a new, better nuclear deal. 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...

APNewsBreak: NRC looking at reducing inspections at reactors
APNewsBreak: NRC looking at reducing inspections at reactors

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that the agency cut back on inspections at the country's nuclear reactors, a cost-cutting move promoted by the nuclear power industry but denounced by opponents as a threat to public safety. The recommendations, made public Tuesday, include reducing the time and scope of some annual inspections at the nation's 90-plus nuclear power plants. Some other inspections would be cut from every two years to every three years.

Kirby Smart and Georgia Determined to Close the Gap on Alabama
Kirby Smart and Georgia Determined to Close the Gap on Alabama

Kirby Smart has implemented a new motto entering this season, giving the Bulldogs added motivation to knock Nick Saban and his Crimson Tide off the SEC mountaintop.

Tariff Revenues Aren
Tariff Revenues Aren't Covering the Cost of Trump's Trade War

According to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the tariffs President Trump has imposed on Chinese imports have generated $20.8 billion so far, Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley of The New York Times reported Tuesday.Trump has portrayed this revenue as a great victory, with billions of dollars

Trump declines to criticize Turkey
Trump declines to criticize Turkey's Russia missile purchase

President Donald Trump declined Tuesday to criticize Turkey's acquisition of a Russian missile system assailed by the Pentagon and NATO, making no mention of sanctions Washington had threatened over the purchase. In his first comments since Turkey began taking delivery of the S-400 system last Friday, Trump said Turkey was forced into the move by his predecessor Barack Obama, and that he understood why they opted to buy the Russian missiles.

Utah Police Find New Evidence in MacKenzie Lueck Case
Utah Police Find New Evidence in MacKenzie Lueck Case

Ayoola Ajayi made his first court appearance in connection to the murder of University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck.

Rockets coach Mike D
Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni: 'If the superstars want to play together, then they will make it work'

James Harden and Chris Paul worked reasonably well together on the court, but they played through a lot of tension. Now, the Rockets are going to a new star backcourt that invites even more questions. How will Harden and Russell Westbrook fit?

Qualcomm Gets U.S. Support to Pause FTC Antitrust Ruling
Qualcomm Gets U.S. Support to Pause FTC Antitrust Ruling

(Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration urged a federal appeals court to put on hold an order that would force Qualcomm Inc. to change how it licenses its patents, saying the case "threatens competition, innovation, and national security."The filing Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco

Big 12 Notebook:
Big 12 Notebook: 'Horns down' on deck at Big 12 media days

Greg Burks, the Big 12 coordinator official, said it depends on when and where an opposing player flashes the hand signal that is the exact opposite of the Texas Longhorns' ''Hook 'em horns'' gesture. Matt Campbell has never put much thought into being an NFL coach, even though

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence
WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident. The WNBA handed down the suspension Tuesday. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an individual with whom she was in a relationship

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence
WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident. The WNBA handed down the suspension Tuesday. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an individual with whom she was in a relationship

Pence activated from IL by Rangers, Calhoun back to minors
Pence activated from IL by Rangers, Calhoun back to minors

The Texas Rangers have activated Hunter Pence from the injured list after he missed 23 games and his chance to start in the All-Star Game. Pence, out since June 17 with a right groin strain, was activated before Tuesday night's game against Arizona. Outfielder Willie Calhoun was optioned to Triple-A

R. Kelly denied bond at hearing on sex-crime indictments, will stay in jail
R. Kelly denied bond at hearing on sex-crime indictments, will stay in jail

R. Kelly will stay locked up on federal sex-crime charges after he was denied bond at an arraignment hearing in Chicago.

Report: Ben Simmons contract extension allows him to hit super-max triggers
Report: Ben Simmons contract extension allows him to hit super-max triggers

Deal reportedly contains trade kicker, no player option

Campaign 2020: Kamala Harris Shuts Down Debate Squabble
Campaign 2020: Kamala Harris Shuts Down Debate Squabble

"America doesn't want to witness a food fight, they want to know how we're going to put food on their tables."

'Bachelorette' Creator Mike Fleiss Claims Wife Has Disappeared With Their Son, Says She Attacked Him

He claims she lied about being on birth control.

11-year-old girl says her iPhone began sparking in her hand, leaving holes in her blanket
11-year-old girl says her iPhone began sparking in her hand, leaving holes in her blanket

Kayla Ramos says she was holding her phone in her hand when sparks started flying from the device.

NBA rumors: Warriors alarmed Kevin Durant lacked joy after second title
NBA rumors: Warriors alarmed Kevin Durant lacked joy after second title

In three seasons with the Warriors, Kevin Durant won two championships and two NBA Finals MVPs. On June 30, KD announced that he was going to sign with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency. On Monday, Golden State general manager Bob Myers said he doesn't think there's anything the Warriors could have done differently to keep the 10-time All-Star with the franchise.

The Latest: Baylor seeks next Big 12 step climbing to 7 wins
The Latest: Baylor seeks next Big 12 step climbing to 7 wins

Matt Campbell has never put much thought into being an NFL coach, even though several pro teams expressed interest in the 39-year-old Iowa State coach in the past year. Campbell is going into his fourth season at Iowa State. The Cyclones, coming off consecutive 8-5 seasons, were picked third in the

James Harden and Russell Westbrook forming unprecedented MVP backcourt
James Harden and Russell Westbrook forming unprecedented MVP backcourt

James Harden and Russell Westbrook will become just the fourth duo to play together within three years of already having won MVP honors.

Dana White impressed by Urijah Faber, but wants Henry Cejudo to defend UFC flyweight title next
Dana White impressed by Urijah Faber, but wants Henry Cejudo to defend UFC flyweight title next

UFC president Dana White was impressed with UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber's return from retirement over the weekend, but he's falling short of slotting Faber into a title shot against champ-champ Henry Cejudo.Faber came out of a two-and-a-half-year retirement at UFC on ESPN+ 13 in his hometown

Emails show Iowa official
Emails show Iowa official's Tupac fixation before his ouster
  • US
  • 2019-07-16 18:45:43Z

The director of Iowa's social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show that Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven kept sending messages to employees lauding Tupac's music and lyrics even after at least one complained to lawmakers. Then last month, he sent another such email to all 4,300 agency employees.

Red Sox fans couldn
Red Sox fans couldn't believe Pablo Sandoval won Giants' 'Heart and Hustle' award

Sandoval wasn't exactly synonymous with "heart" and "hustle" during his time in Boston.

Why Kyle Shanahan had to abort rep with Jimmy Garoppolo at 49ers minicamp
Why Kyle Shanahan had to abort rep with Jimmy Garoppolo at 49ers minicamp

Kyle Shanahan wanted his star QB to get a rep or two, but the defensive line had trouble following instructions.

R. Kelly Ordered Held Without Bail
R. Kelly Ordered Held Without Bail

R. Kelly has been ordered held without bond at a hearing Tuesday in federal court in Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun Times. The singer entered a not-guilty plea. The hearing, which follows the singer being hit Friday with a total of 18 counts of serious sexual misconduct and other charges in Chicago and New York, […]

Searches for
Searches for 'Canceling Amazon Prime' Spike on Prime Day

(Bloomberg) -- Internet searches for "Canceling Amazon Prime" were 18 times higher on Monday -- the beginning of Amazon.com Inc.'s two-day sale -- than the previous day, according to search intelligence firm Captify. The data suggest shoppers want to snatch up discounted gadgets and appliances without

'Bachelor' Creator Mike Fleiss Accused of Attacking and Injuring Pregnant Wife After Demanding Abortion

'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' Creator Mike Fleiss Alleged Domestic Assault Caught on Camera

Murphy signs bill aimed at making smart guns available
Murphy signs bill aimed at making smart guns available

Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed into law a measure to make so-called smart guns available in the state, reversing his predecessor's vetoes of similar legislation. Murphy, a Democrat, signed the bill at Governor Livingston High School alongside Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, lawmakers, local

'Bachelorette' Hannah Brown is religious and sexual - what's wrong with that?

'Bachlorette' Hannah Brown can be a woman of faith who is also sexual.

2-year-old Gabriella Vitale found alive and healthy after she was missing overnight in northern Michigan woods
2-year-old Gabriella Vitale found alive and healthy after she was missing overnight in northern Michigan woods
  • US
  • 2019-07-16 17:16:00Z

A missing 2-year-old girl was found alive and healthy Tuesday morning after she spent the night lost in the woods while on a family camping trip in northern Michigan, authorities said. Gabriella Roselynn Vitale was reunited with her mother and taken to a hospital to be evaluated, but first responders say she appears to be in good shape, according to Michigan State Police. What a trooper! The searchers are all clearing and the command center is packing up.

The Latest: Ole Miss brings young QB to SEC media days
The Latest: Ole Miss brings young QB to SEC media days

Ole Miss has made it known that freshman Matt Corral is its quarterback of the future. It was still a surprise to see him answering questions at SEC Media Days on Tuesday. The conference showcase is usually reserved for players with ample experience, but Corral has thrown just 22 passes in his college

Anonymous Western Conference GM offers odd critique of Klay Thompson
Anonymous Western Conference GM offers odd critique of Klay Thompson

Now that the NBA's free-agency frenzy is over, all that's left is to see why teams made massive financial mistakes, and which secured their future by ponying up the big bucks for some star hoopers. While most signings can be critiqued in one form or another, you'd expect most people would be on board with the Warriors' decision to give Klay Thompson the five-year, $190 million max contract. Plus, the backcourt of Thompson and Steph Curry has been the most prolific shooting tandem in NBA history, so keeping that together had to be high on the Warriors' priority list.

Report: Broncos in stalemate with second-round QB Lock
Report: Broncos in stalemate with second-round QB Lock

Contract staredown could become stalemate between the Denver Broncos and second-round quarterback Drew Lock. The Missouri product reportedly insisted through his agent on being paid a "quarterback premium" and getting a higher-value contract than left guard Dalton Risner, who was the 41st pick by Denver, one slot ahead of Lock. According to 9News.com's Mike Klis, negotiations stalled and a holdout from one or both second-rounders could be in the offing.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Breaks Her Own Record For Most Nominations in Lead Comedy Actress Category
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Breaks Her Own Record For Most Nominations in Lead Comedy Actress Category

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has broken her own Emmys record for most nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category, with her nomination for "Veep."Louis-Dreyfus has scored 11 wins over a 27-year period. She's won eight times in acting categories, seven times for lead actress in a comedy and once for supporting actress in a comedy.Louis-Dreyfus most recently won the lead actress in a comedy category for "Veep" in 2017. Her first win in the category came in 2006 for "The New Adventures of Old Christine."Previously, she was best known for her portrayal of Elaine on "Seinfeld." She was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for "Seinfeld" seven times...

Doctor Who Sold $12 Billion Drug Firm Eyes Biotech Property
Doctor Who Sold $12 Billion Drug Firm Eyes Biotech Property

(Bloomberg) -- A deal-making cancer doctor who sold his pharmaceutical company for almost $12 billion is launching a real estate venture to bolster the growth of the biotechnology industry.Arie Belldegrun's family office, Bellco Capital, has entered into a joint venture with New York-based real estate

'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep,' 'Big Bang,' seek final Emmy nods

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Game of Thrones" is seeking to claim the Emmy Awards version of the Iron Throne one last time. When the Emmy nominations are released Tuesday, the HBO fantasy saga could be in the running for television's top honor for its eighth and final season. It's earned three previous top drama series awards and is the defending champ.

Two Broncos rookies may not be there for start of camp
Two Broncos rookies may not be there for start of camp

The Broncos have two of the 11 unsigned draft picks left in the league, and there's a chance neither will be there by the start of camp. Via Mike Klis of KUSA, negotiations for second-rounders Dalton Risner and Drew Lock have "snagged" to the point it's unclear if they'll make the

Emmys 2019: List of Nominations
Emmys 2019: List of Nominations

Nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday morning , and "Game of Thrones" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" dominated nods for TV's top honors. The buzzy final season of HBO's epic fantasy season picked up a leading 32 nominations, but "Game of Thrones" isn't the only top contender in the drama category. […]

Report: After two-year, $21 million deal falls apart, Knicks signing Reggie Bullock for less than room exception
Report: After two-year, $21 million deal falls apart, Knicks signing Reggie Bullock for less than room exception

Medical issue scuttled original terms

J.B. Hunt Jumps as Outlook Shows
J.B. Hunt Jumps as Outlook Shows 'No Doom, No Gloom' in Trucking

(Bloomberg) -- J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. surged the most in six months as a company forecast eased investor concerns about a prolonged recession in the trucking industry.Intermodal cargo volume will improve in the second half of 2019, reversing a slide in truckloads during the first six months

Column: Ryder Cup behind him, Jim Furyk still going strong
Column: Ryder Cup behind him, Jim Furyk still going strong

Nothing short of an eagle on the 592-yard seventh hole at Royal Portrush was going to win the hole in a friendly fourballs match during practice for the British Open. Leave it to 49-year-old Jim Furyk to have the best chance. "Don't do anything crazy here," Patrick Cantlay, born the same

Beyoncé calls her new
Beyoncé calls her new 'Lion King' album 'a love letter to Africa'

Beyoncé fans get a two-in-one gift this Friday with the release of both the Bey-voiced "Lion King" movie and her new "The Lion King: The Gift" album,.

After infamous R. Kelly sit-down, Gayle King isn
After infamous R. Kelly sit-down, Gayle King isn't surprised by his arrest

Gayle King, who sat down with R. Kelly for a very memorable interview in March, said his new charges do not come as a shock.

Tesla Declines as Model 3 Price Cut Renews Demand Concerns
Tesla Declines as Model 3 Price Cut Renews Demand Concerns

(Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc. cut the starting price of the Model 3 sedan in the U.S. weeks after a federal tax credit shrank in half, renewing concern over whether the electric-car maker can sustain sales with less support from incentives.The Model 3 now starts at $38,990, according to Tesla's website.

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