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Hiker Amanda Eller found alive after being lost 2 weeks in Maui, Hawaii forest

A 35-year-old physical therapist and yoga instructor who went missing in the Makawao Forest Reserve on Maui, Hawaii,  two weeks ago has been found alive, according to her family and a Facebook page devoted to the search.

UK race to succeed Theresa May heats up with focus on Brexit
UK race to succeed Theresa May heats up with focus on Brexit

LONDON (AP) - The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle Brexit.

Russia, eyeing Arctic future, launches nuclear icebreaker
Russia, eyeing Arctic future, launches nuclear icebreaker

Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious program to renew and expand its fleet of the vessels in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic's commercial potential. The ship, dubbed the Ural and which was floated out from a dockyard in St Petersburg, is one of a trio that when completed will be the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world. Russia is building new infrastructure and overhauling its ports as, amid warmer climate cycles, it readies for more traffic via what it calls the Northern Sea Route (NSR) which it envisages being navigable year-round.

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Why Can't Drug­stores Quit Cigarettes?

Why Can't Drug­stores Quit Cigarettes?

China calls on Germany to correct
China calls on Germany to correct 'mistakes' over asylum for Hong Kong independence activists

China has made "solemn representations" to Germany after it granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges in the Chinese-ruled city, demanding it correct its "mistakes", state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday. Xinhua said the Hong Kong office of China's foreign ministry summoned Germany's Acting Consul General to Hong Kong David Schmidt for an emergency meeting on Friday, where a representative expressed "strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition". The two Hong Kong activists - Ray Wong, 25, and Alan Li, 27 - were former members of Hong Kong Indigenous, a group advocating Hong Kong's independence from China.

Global tribunal tells Moscow to free Ukrainian sailors
Global tribunal tells Moscow to free Ukrainian sailors 'immediately'

An international tribunal on Saturday urged Russia to release "immediately" 24 Ukrainian sailors seized last November off the Crimea peninsula. "The Russian Federation must proceed immediately to release the Ukrainian soldiers and allow them to return to the Ukraine," said Judge Jin-Hyun Paik at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, which is located in the German port city of Hamburg. The tribunal judges additionally ruled Russia should "immediately" return the three Ukrainian navy vessels -- Berdyansk, Yani Kapu and Nikopol -- it seized in the Kerch Strait off Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014.

Trump urges fairer trade with Japan at start of state visit
Trump urges fairer trade with Japan at start of state visit

President Donald Trump Saturday vowed to make the US trade relationship with Japan a "little bit more fair", as he kicked off a four-day visit to Tokyo aimed at cementing ties between the two close allies. Trump's four-day trip is expected to feature plenty of warm words and images as he plays golf and watches sumo with his "friend" Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister. "Japan has had a substantial edge for many, many years.

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Apple's MacBook Pro Unveiling Reveals a Butterfly Surprise

Apple's MacBook Pro Unveiling Reveals a Butterfly Surprise

INTERVIEW-NFL-Rams' Donald finds motivation from Super Bowl loss

Aaron Donald is already the most fearsome defender in the NFL but the sting of a Super Bowl loss that kept him from making good on a promise to his young daughter has the Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle determined to come back better next season. The moment that stuck with Donald most from that Super

Most drivers want NASCAR
Most drivers want NASCAR's longest race to remain 600 miles

With a furrowed brow NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip scoffed at the notion that the Coca-Cola 600 race is too long and should be shortened by, say, maybe a hundred miles or so. ''Is that what some thirty-something said?'' the 72-year-old Waltrip said to The Associated Press. It was 38

India
India's battered Congress party closes ranks after election setback
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  • 2019-05-25 12:44:34Z

Gandhi, 48 and the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, had been under intense pressure since results released on May 23 showed Congress won only 52 of the 542 seats up for grabs in the country's general election. While that marked a marginal improvement on the party's showing in the 2014 general

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon
Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon
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  • 2019-05-25 12:08:29Z

PARIS (AP) - French police were on Saturday hunting a suspect believed to have deposited a paper bag containing an explosive device that went off, wounding 13 people in a busy pedestrian street in the city of Lyon the previous day.

Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., criticizes trade advantage
Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., criticizes trade advantage

Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday for a largely ceremonial state visit meant to showcase strong ties even as trade tensions loom. In the evening, the Tokyo Sky Tree tower was lit up red, white and blue in Trump's honor. Trump told the company officials there had never been a better time to invest in the United States and repeated a complaint that the Federal Reserve's policies had kept U.S. economic growth from reaching its full potential.

Top Asian News 11:42 a.m. GMT
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  • 2019-05-25 11:43:00Z

TOKYO (AP) - President Donald Trump needled Japan over the U.S.-Japan trade imbalance as he kicked off a state visit to the country Saturday that's been tailor-made to his whims and ego. Speaking at a reception with several dozen Japanese and American business leaders at the U.S. ambassador's

US orders new troops to Middle East to counter Iran
US orders new troops to Middle East to counter Iran 'threat'

The United States said it was deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East to counter "credible threats" from Iran in a move denounced by Tehran on Saturday as "a threat to international peace". "Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to international peace and security and must be confronted," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the official IRNA news agency. The escalation of the US military presence follows a decision in early May to send an aircraft carrier strike force and B-52 bombers in a show of force against what Washington's leaders believed was an imminent Iranian plan to attack US assets.

U.S. troop move to Middle East
U.S. troop move to Middle East 'dangerous for international peace': Iran's Zarif
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  • 2019-05-25 09:02:25Z

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the U.S. decision to deploy more troops to the Middle East in response to the perceived threat from Iran was "extremely dangerous" for peace. The United States said it was sending 1,500 troops to region in what it called an

Iran says US troop boost
Iran says US troop boost 'threat to international peace'
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  • 2019-05-25 08:45:06Z

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a "threat to international peace," state media reported. "Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to international peace and security

Trump arrives in Tokyo for state visit, golf and sumo
Trump arrives in Tokyo for state visit, golf and sumo

TOKYO (AP) - Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan was ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomed him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego.

AP Explains: What lies ahead for UK after May
AP Explains: What lies ahead for UK after May's resignation

LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will step down as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7, starting a process that will lead to a Conservative Party leadership contest and a new British prime minister who will lead the government during the Brexit process. Here are answers to some questions about what this means.

Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago.

Spain fights to revive international reputation
Spain fights to revive international reputation

Spain is fighting to improve its international reputation, which has taken a hit from criticism of its handling of Catalonia's independence bid and its colonial past. Spain's reputation dropped in Germany, Italy and France after Catalonia pressed ahead with a banned independence referendum in October 2017 which was marred by a police crackdown, and then declared independence to no avail, according to research from the Elcano Royal Institute, a Madrid think-tank. Catalan separatists argue Madrid's response to the push for independence echoes the heavy-handed repression of the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, which ended with his death in 1975.

Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall
Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

A federal judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his highest priorities. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr.'s order

North Korean missile test violated U.N. resolution, says Bolton
North Korean missile test violated U.N. resolution, says Bolton

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Saturday North Korea's recent missile launches violated a U.N. Security Council resolution and urged leader Kim Jong Un to return to denuclearization talks. It was the first time a senior U.S. official has described the tests as a violation of U.N. resolutions aimed at halting North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and came ahead of a four-day visit to Japan by U.S. President Donald Trump who arrives later in the day.

How China could use its massive US debt holdings as a trade war weapon
How China could use its massive US debt holdings as a trade war weapon

China is currently the largest holder of U.S. government debt. It now owns $1.12 trillion in U.S. Treasury bonds. If China decided to sell off its U.S. government debt holdings as a form of retaliation in the ongoing trade war with the U.S. and President Donald Trump, it could upend global financial markets and drive U.S. interest rates higher. That's a measure some have started calling China's "nuclear option." China, however, has several reasons why it might not weaponize its bond holdings anytime soon.

Does Assange indictment set dangerous precedent for journalists?
Does Assange indictment set dangerous precedent for journalists?

Does the indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the US Espionage Act for publishing classified military and diplomatic documents threaten the constitutional right to freedom of the press? Many legal experts fear it does, and say journalists could find themselves facing similar charges if they try to protect their sources. "What he is accused of doing is exactly what professional journalists do every day -- seeking, receiving and publishing important information about our government," said Sonja West, a law professor at the University of Georgia.

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Freese's grand slam powers Dodgers by Pirates 10-2

David Freese hit a grand slam off opener Michael Feliz and Cody Bellinger added his 18th homer, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-2 on Friday night. The Pirates gave Feliz his first major league start in 157 career appearances in an effort to address their injury-riddled

Federal judge partially halts Trump border wall funding, blocks $1 billion
Federal judge partially halts Trump border wall funding, blocks $1 billion

Approximately $1 billion being allocated to Trump's border wall was blocked.

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Trump's Public Enemies List Is an Impeachable Offense

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos GettyLong before becoming president, Donald Trump called for the jailing of his adversaries. Aided by Attorney General William Barr, he may now actually be training the full force of federal law enforcement against his enemies, real or perceived. Unlike Richard Nixon, who acted in secret, Trump is corrupting the justice system openly and publicly. The seriousness of such a presidential abuse of power, and its potential for undermining the constitutional order, could well surpass any of the crimes detailed in the Mueller Report. Indeed, the Congress long ago recognized that such misconduct can merit impeachment.Trump's desire to...

Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE
Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE
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  • 2019-05-25 01:52:14Z

The Trump administration informed congressional committees that it will go ahead with 22 military sales to the Saudis, United Arab Emirates and Jordan, infuriating lawmakers by circumventing a long-standing precedent for congressional review of major weapons sales. Members of Congress had been blocking

WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94
WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation's longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94.

Protesters demand end to killings of transgender women, Trump rollbacks
Protesters demand end to killings of transgender women, Trump rollbacks
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  • 2019-05-25 01:21:01Z

Protesters chanting "black trans lives matter" and "we will not be erased" on Friday demanded an end to the killings of black transgender women in the United States and decried the Trump administration's proposals to reverse transgender rights. Three black transgender women died of gunshot wounds within five days this month in Cleveland, Dallas and Philadelphia, and five total have been killed this year. By coincidence, President Donald Trump's administration took action this week that would deny or reduce services to transgender people.

NM state Sen. John Pinto, one of last of the Navajo Code Talkers, has died at age 94
NM state Sen. John Pinto, one of last of the Navajo Code Talkers, has died at age 94

John Pinto was also a long-serving member of the New Mexico state senate.

'Here we go again.' Federal judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion law
'Here we go again.' Federal judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion law

The law would have banned abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Mexico budget cuts hit patient care and delay kids
Mexico budget cuts hit patient care and delay kids' surgeries, doctors warn

The Federico Gomez public children's hospital in the Doctores neighborhood of Mexico City will have to cut its supply of anesthesia and nitric oxide by half as of June 1, according to a document from at least 11 public health institutions that was presented to lawmakers and seen by Reuters on Friday. "We've already had to cancel some surgeries," said Jaime Nieto, director of the Federico Gomez hospital, adding that surgical operations would be delayed by 50% and some 180 outsourced nurses and technical staff had been laid off. Many of the budget cuts appeared to be aimed at limiting outsourcing and hiring of third parties to deliver services.

Paxton still has knee issue; Gregorius to start 20-day clock
Paxton still has knee issue; Gregorius to start 20-day clock

The only New York Yankees in action Friday were those on the injured list. While the big league club was rained out in Kansas City, Yankees pitcher James Paxton and shortstop Didi Gregorius continued testing out their injuries in extended spring training Friday - with mixed results. Paxton still has

French boat seller jailed for helping migrants cross Channel
French boat seller jailed for helping migrants cross Channel
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  • 2019-05-24 23:42:16Z

Boulogne-sur-Mer (France) (AFP) - A French boss of a second-hand boat firm was sentenced to prison Friday for selling dozens of vessels to desperate migrants who used them to cross the English Channel. Emmanuel Desreux, 45, was given 18 months behind bars and another 18 months suspended sentence for

US plans rollback of transgender healthcare protections
US plans rollback of transgender healthcare protections

US President Donald Trump's administration on Friday announced plans to roll back anti-discrimination protections for transgender people in the healthcare system, provoking an outcry from rights groups. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed removing a provision of the Affordable Care Act introduced by former president Barack Obama in 2016 that defined discrimination "on the basis of sex" to include gender identity. The proposed new rule would define gender identity in healthcare law "to conform with the plain understanding recognized by the court," the HHS said.

NRA Says Ad Firm Stole Data as Legal Duel Escalates
NRA Says Ad Firm Stole Data as Legal Duel Escalates

During the presentation, outside attorney William Brewer used PowerPoint slides to brief NRA directors on his firm's strategy for pursuing a pending lawsuit against the marketing firm, Ackerman McQueen Inc. Then came the alleged subterfuge: An employee of Brewer gave a thumb drive with the PowerPoint file to an audio-visual assistant at the meeting so he could load it onto a laptop computer to display. After an employee of Brewer's firm realized the laptop was gone, he called the Ackerman employee, who said he had deleted the presentation, according to the filing.

Durant talks injury, says team not better without him
Durant talks injury, says team not better without him

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is unlikely to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday against either the Toronto Raptors or Milwaukee Bucks. Durant has missed the past five games with a right calf injury and he told reporters on Friday that he was initially worried that he had torn

13th dead whale of the year washes ashore near San Francisco
13th dead whale of the year washes ashore near San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say a dead gray whale has washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing the total to 13 dead whales found in the area since March.

President Trump defends decision to declassify Russian probe documents
President Trump defends decision to declassify Russian probe documents

Trump promises to show Americans how what he calls the 'Russia hoax' got started; Kevin Corke reports from the White House.

Trump row with Democrats takes harsh turn with impeachment at stake
Trump row with Democrats takes harsh turn with impeachment at stake

US President Donald Trump doubled down Friday on his claim of an "attempted coup" against him as his battle with Democratic foes entered a vicious new phase of personal insults and strong-arm tactics. Hovering over it all: the looming question of whether or not the Republican leader will be impeached -- "the big I-word," as Trump put it recently. The president said he has given his attorney general wide latitude to declassify intelligence information as he probes the origins of the government's investigation into Trump's 2016 campaign ties to Russia.

Citing Iran, Trump bypasses Congress to sell arms to Saudis, UAE
Citing Iran, Trump bypasses Congress to sell arms to Saudis, UAE

President Donald Trump's administration on Friday bypassed Congress to sell $8.1 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies, citing a threat from Iran, infuriating lawmakers who fear the weapons could kill civilians in Yemen. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the administration would circumvent the required review by Congress to approve 22 arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, saying that the freeze on sales by Congress could affect the Arab allies' operational abilities.

Trump administration to scrap rule protecting transgender patients from discrimination
Trump administration to scrap rule protecting transgender patients from discrimination

The Trump administration is revising Obamacare rules to remove gender identity from the class of people protected from discrimination in health care.

The Case for Taking Psychedelics Seriously
The Case for Taking Psychedelics Seriously

Mention magic mushrooms to a social conservative and expect a patronizing stare. Magic is for wizards; fungi are for stews. Mixing the two leads teenagers to jump out of windows.Such skepticism has its merits. In the 1960s, Harvard Psychology professor Timothy Leary famously led the charge for a psychedelic nation. After losing his professorship for allowing undergraduates to be test subjects in his experiments, he took the drugs from his laboratory and offered them to baby boomers across the country. "Turn on, tune in, drop out" became a hippie rallying cry; taking psychedelics became a way to give the establishment the finger.The result was catastrophic - for the kids and the drugs....

Kansas forward De Sousa gets year of eligibility back
Kansas forward De Sousa gets year of eligibility back

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa finally got some good news from the NCAA on Friday.

Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection
Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people, the latest in a series of actions that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ Americans in areas ranging from the military to housing and education.

Wall St. edges higher after Trump sparks U.S.-China trade hopes
Wall St. edges higher after Trump sparks U.S.-China trade hopes

Wall Street's major stock indexes edged higher on Friday after falling in the previous session, as hopeful comments from U.S. President Donald Trump regarding trade relations with China assuaged concerns among some investors. Trump said late on Thursday that he saw a resolution to the trade war with China "happening fast." He added that Chinese telecom equipment company Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, which the White House has blacklisted, could also be included in a trade deal. No high-level talks between the United States and China have been scheduled since the last round of negotiations in Washington two weeks ago.

Trump retweets doctored video of Pelosi to portray her as having
Trump retweets doctored video of Pelosi to portray her as having 'lost it'
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  • 2019-05-24 20:25:24Z

U.S. President Donald Trump, engaged in personal attacks on House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, retweeted a heavily edited video that falsely claimed the Democratic leader had difficulty speaking to reporters. In a Twitter posting late on Thursday, the Republican president wrote, "PELOSI STAMMERS THROUGH NEWS CONFERENCE." Accompanying the tweet was a heavily edited Fox Business Network clip of Pelosi's 23-minute news conference earlier in the day. During her news conference on Thursday, Pelosi suggested that Trump aides or family members hold an "intervention" with him to address his anger over House investigations of the president and his business dealings.

Shanahan to meet Chinese counterpart in Singapore: U.S. official
Shanahan to meet Chinese counterpart in Singapore: U.S. official

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will meet China's defense minister at an Asia defense forum in Singapore, a senior U.S. defense official said on Friday, at a time of strained relations between Beijing and Washington over trade and security. Tensions between China and the United States have intensified in the past year, over an ongoing trade war and over the disputed South China Sea and U.S. support for self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as its own.

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