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The Latest: Protesters are demanding Phoenix police firings
The Latest: Protesters are demanding Phoenix police firings
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  • 2019-06-20 00:00:33Z

Protesters angered by a video of Phoenix officers who pointed guns and yelled obscenities at a black family they suspected of shoplifting have crowded inside City Council chambers to demand police reforms. Speakers later called on the council to fire the officers involved and to set up a board of civilians to oversee changes in police department procedure already recommended over the past decade.

Donald Trump team threatens to lay off employees if Congress doesn't eliminate agency
Donald Trump team threatens to lay off employees if Congress doesn't eliminate agency

Trump administration and Congress clash over proposal to eliminate the Office of Personnel Management

Used car dealers didn
Used car dealers didn't want to fix deadly defects, so they wrote a law to avoid it

Used car dealers faced a financial crisis after recalls over deadly Takata airbags and GM ignition switches. So dealers wrote their own legislation and used lobbyists to get it passed.

Family says Dallas courthouse shooter wanted to die
Family says Dallas courthouse shooter wanted to die
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  • 2019-06-19 22:48:57Z

The family of a 22-year-old man who opened fire on a Dallas courthouse, striking no one before federal agents fatally shot him, said they believe his intent was to die. Brian Isaack Clyde's stepmother, Heather Clyde, told The Dallas Morning News that she hadn't seen any warning signs but that she and his father think the Army veteran went to the Earle Cabell Federal Building on Monday to be killed. Brian Clyde's mother, Nubia Brede Solis, said her son had been in a mental institution before he was discharged from the Army.

Budget Talks Stall as Democrats Seek More Government Spending
Budget Talks Stall as Democrats Seek More Government Spending

(Bloomberg) -- Republican leaders balked at Democratic requests for spending on non-defense government programs, warning that the two parties are still far apart on a deal to avert a government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling.The request came at a meeting Wednesday that included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and acting White House budget chief Russ Vought.Republicans are demanding more money for defense, and Democrats want to match that with other government spending. Such a deal would raise...

US Senate to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales
US Senate to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales

The US Senate will vote Thursday on whether to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies, a lawmaker said, as legislators' outrage with the kingdom grows. Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican-led Senate, had agreed to allow votes on the 22 arms sales that critics say will aggravate the devastating war in Yemen. "I want to thank the bipartisan group of cosponsors of these resolutions, the majority leader and our staffs for diligently working through this unprecedented process," Menendez said late Wednesday on the Senate floor.

Meet the 'cat-fox,' a mysterious mammal found in Corsica that could be a new species
Meet the 'cat-fox,' a mysterious mammal found in Corsica that could be a new species

The 'cat-fox,' a mysterious feline that roams the French island of Corsica, may be a new species, according to wildlife officials.

Trump honors economist who advised him on lowering taxes
Trump honors economist who advised him on lowering taxes

Meghan McCain hurls harsh words at Joy Behar on 'The View' but it doesn't affect friendship
Meghan McCain hurls harsh words at Joy Behar on 'The View' but it doesn't affect friendship

"... Women can debate on TV in a spirited way without it being personal," Meghan McCain said after directing an expletive at "View" co-host Joy Behar.

Twins place 3B Gonzalez on IL

Minnesota Twins third baseman/outfielder Marwin Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a strained right hamstring. Gonzalez suffered the injury during Tuesday's 17-inning triumph over the Boston Celtics. Gonzalez is batting .255 with nine homers and 26 RBIs in 63 games for

Crumbling roads, grids cost poor nations billions due to storms: World Bank
Crumbling roads, grids cost poor nations billions due to storms: World Bank

Flooding, storms and other natural hazards, made more likely by climate change, cost poor nations hundreds of billions every year due to crumbling infrastructure, the World Bank said Wednesday. The global lender said power and water cuts and traffic disruptions caused by inclement weather and worsened by poor management and maintenance of bridges, roads and electricity grids, cost low- and middle-income nations $390 billion (350 billion euros) annually. With much of the plumbing, power, and health infrastructure needed to sustain them yet to be built, investors are increasingly prioritising projects that will prove resilient to future climate shocks.

Glaciers, goodbye? Himalayan ice melt has doubled in recent years, old spy images confirm
Glaciers, goodbye? Himalayan ice melt has doubled in recent years, old spy images confirm

Picture 3 million swimming pools full of water. That's how much ice melts from glaciers in the Himalayas each year, and climate change is the primary cause.

Free tampons for students: Boston latest to tackle 'period poverty' with $100K program
Free tampons for students: Boston latest to tackle 'period poverty' with $100K program

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wants to improve menstrual equity for girls in low-income households, many of whom struggle to pay for tampons and pads.

4 charged in downing of Malaysian airliner over Ukraine
4 charged in downing of Malaysian airliner over Ukraine

International prosecutors announced murder charges Wednesday against four men - three of them Russians with military or intelligence backgrounds - in the missile attack that blew a Malaysia Airlines jet out of the sky over Ukraine five years ago, killing all 298 people aboard. The case, built with the help of wiretaps, radar images and social media posts, marks the most significant step yet toward tying the tragedy to Moscow, which has backed the pro-Russian separatists fighting to seize control of eastern Ukraine. In announcing the charges, prosecutors appealed for witnesses to help lead them even further up the chain of command in President Vladimir Putin's Russia.

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AOC's Holocaust Remarks Divide Congressional Democrats

Democrats are split over Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's comments earlier this week equating American immigrant-detention centers with the concentration camps of Nazi Germany, as some in her party defend the remarks while others spoke against them."The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are," the 29-year-old New York Democrat said during an Instagram Live stream on Monday. "I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that 'never again' means something."Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday cautioned freshman Democrats that they are responsible for remarks they make."They come to represent...

Apple Is Playing Chicken With China. Will Beijing Flinch?
Apple Is Playing Chicken With China. Will Beijing Flinch?

As the trade war drags on, the iPhone maker is considering moving some of its production out of that country.

Beyond Meat Shorts Close to `Tipping Point
Beyond Meat Shorts Close to `Tipping Point' as Losses Mount

(Bloomberg) -- Beyond Meat Inc. bears are battered, but they haven't given up -- yet.Short sellers have managed to dodge a short squeeze despite the stock's 33% advance in the past six trading days, according to S3 Analytics. While the stock fell as much as 4.5% on Wednesday, expectations for borrow

LA mom accused in death of special-needs son kept in closet
LA mom accused in death of special-needs son kept in closet
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  • 2019-06-19 17:56:11Z

A Los Angeles mother kept her 10-year-old, special-needs son locked in a closet and so underfed that he appeared much younger before he died, police said. Veronica Aguilar, a mother of four children, is accused of neglect that caused the death of Yonatan Aguilar. When detectives found him in a closet

Push to legalize recreational pot fails in New York
Push to legalize recreational pot fails in New York
  • US
  • 2019-06-19 17:54:46Z

A push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York state has failed after state leaders did not reach a consensus on several key details in the final days of the legislative session. Despite broad support for legalization and polls showing its statewide popularity, lawmakers couldn't agree on

Ducks buy out Perry's contract
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  • 2019-06-19 17:35:11Z

The Anaheim Ducks bought out the contract of former NHL MVP Corey Perry on Wednesday, ending the winger's 14-year tenure with the team. "This is one of the most difficult decisions I've had to make in my 44 years in the NHL," executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray said in a statement. Team owners Henry and Susan Samueli also released a statement, reading in part, "On behalf of the entire Ducks organization, we want to thank Corey Perry for his tremendous contributions to the franchise.

Cracker Barrel bars church event over LGBT execution remarks
  • US
  • 2019-06-19 17:30:25Z

Cracker Barrel said it won't host an event by a Tennessee church whose pastor was a detective who preached that the government should execute gay people. The restaurant chain said Tuesday on Twitter that it's not affiliated with All Scripture Baptist Church or its pastor, ex-Knox County sheriff's Detective Grayson Fritts. Cracker Barrel said it disagrees with their statements of hate and divisiveness and the June 29 event won't be allowed at the restaurant.

Alabama man denies feeding meth to
Alabama man denies feeding meth to 'attack squirrel'
  • US
  • 2019-06-19 17:26:15Z

An Alabama man wanted on drug and weapons charges has posted a video denying he fed methamphetamine to a so-called "attack squirrel" that he considers a pet. Mickey Paulk posted the video on his Facebook page Tuesday night as authorities continued searching for him. "The public isn't in danger in any kind of way from the methed-out squirrel in the neighborhood," Paulk said with a laugh.

Poll: What do Democrats want to hear about at the debates? (Hint: It's not Trump.)
Poll: What do Democrats want to hear about at the debates? (Hint: It's not Trump.)

Poll: Democratic voters are eager to hear from candidates on issues from health care to education. They don't want to spend debate time on Trump.

Donald Trump's Fourth of July bash to include speech at Lincoln Memorial, parade, flyovers
Donald Trump's Fourth of July bash to include speech at Lincoln Memorial, parade, flyovers

President Donald Trump will deliver a speech from the Lincoln Memorial as part of a series of events that includes a parade and military flyovers.

These 22 new vehicles are the highest-quality models of the year, according to J.D. Power

The three Korean automotive brands are producing the highest quality vehicles in the U.S., according to an influential annual survey by J.D. Power.

Four arrested for possible hate crime in 'mob' attack on gay couple outside of DC gay bar
Four arrested for possible hate crime in 'mob' attack on gay couple outside of DC gay bar

The couple has posted a GoFundMe to cover the medical costs for the victim, Braden Brecht. He is uninsured.

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Trump's picks for administration jobs keep dropping out. But why?

More than five dozen of President Trump's nominees withdrew or saw their nominations pulled before they were put through the confirmation process.

Starving polar bear found in Russian city after traveling hundreds of miles
Starving polar bear found in Russian city after traveling hundreds of miles

A starving polar bear was found this week in Norilsk, Russia, far from its usual hunting grounds.

As Gulf tensions rise, Israel
As Gulf tensions rise, Israel's Netanyahu warns 'enemies'

With tensions rising between Israel's ally the US and its archfoe Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Jewish state's enemies not to test it Wednesday, his office said. "I hear our neighbours from the north, south and east threatening our destruction," Netanyahu said in a statement released by his office after he observed a large-scale military excercise in the north of the country. "I say to our enemies: The Israeli army has very great destructive power.

'Generation climate' to occupy huge German coal mine

Thousands of European environmental activists are readying to blockade a huge open-pit coal mine in Germany, backed for the first time by the student climate movement launched by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. The sixth protest of its kind, from Thursday to Monday, comes after Greens parties made strong gains in European Parliament elections and in Germany are for the first time polling neck-and-neck with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. As in years past, the "Ende Gelaende" (EG) movement will try to blockade and occupy operations in one of energy giant RWE's huge lignite pits, the new ground zero in an intensifying environmental battle.

People are sharing their worst depression meals and I
People are sharing their worst depression meals and I'm gagging

We've all got that one, go-to heinous "meal" we eat at the kitchen counter illuminated only by the light of the fridge. Twitter user @hayley_hud asked her followers to share "the worst depression meal you've ever made." She then proceeded to post her own, which is "toast with a chick fil a sauce," a dish she labels an "abomination." I can't say I disagree.> Hey y'all please reply with the worst depression meal you've ever made...here is my abomination, toast with chick fil a sauce pic.twitter.com/9qIM8aQZ2T> > -- Saddington 2 ✈️ (@hayley_hud) June 18, 2019Looking through the thread of what people consider to be their saddest food attempts...

UN expert urges probe of Saudi prince over Khashoggi killing
UN expert urges probe of Saudi prince over Khashoggi killing
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  • 2019-06-19 14:53:40Z

An independent U.N. report into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Wednesday there is "credible evidence" to warrant further investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and suggested sanctions on his personal assets. The scathing probe

Serbian schoolchildren protest over maths test leak
Serbian schoolchildren protest over maths test leak
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  • 2019-06-19 14:52:32Z

Dozens of primary school students rallied for a second day on Wednesday in downtown Belgrade, demanding the resignation of the education minister after authorities postponed a mathematics exam that was leaked on social media. The children were upset at the stress caused by the postponement this week

Hope Hicks becomes first former Trump administration official to testify before Congress about Mueller report
Hope Hicks becomes first former Trump administration official to testify before Congress about Mueller report

Hope Hicks, President Donald Trump's former spokeswoman, appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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Trump's Biggest Move to End the 'War on Coal' Won't Rescue the Industry

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump is scaling back sweeping Obama-era curbs on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants burning coal, his biggest step yet to fulfill his campaign promise to stop a "war" on the fossil fuel.Yet the Environmental Protection Agency's rewrite of the Clean Power Plan,

Janet Mock makes history at Netflix as first trans woman with overall studio deal
Janet Mock makes history at Netflix as first trans woman with overall studio deal

Janet Mock's Netflix deal makes history for trans women

Trump Campaign Just Raised $24.8 Million, Less Than 24 Hours After Orlando Rally
Trump Campaign Just Raised $24.8 Million, Less Than 24 Hours After Orlando Rally

Trump Campaign Just Raised $24.8 Million, Less Than 24 Hours After Orlando Rally

UPDATE 2-Harley-Davidson strikes deal to build smaller bike in China

Harley-Davidson Inc will partner with China's Qianjiang Motorcycle Co to build a new smaller motorcycle than its trademark "big hogs", making good on promises to move more production outside the United States that have angered President Donald Trump. Trump last year threatened to impose higher taxes on Harley after it made plans to move production for European customers overseas, part of a longer-term strategy for dealing with lower sales in the U.S. and higher costs because of trade tariffs. The partnership Harley outlined on Wednesday is aimed both at taking a bigger chunk of China's huge bike and moped market, while also fitting in with a plan to cut costs and source half of all...

U.S. Navy Presents Evidence of Iran
U.S. Navy Presents Evidence of Iran's Role in Attack on Tankers

(Bloomberg) -- A U.S. navy investigator presented what he said was evidence of Iran's involvement in the attacks on tankers near the Persian Gulf, laying out the most detailed assessment that's been made public since the incident raised tensions in the region earlier this month.Commander Sean Kido, an

Iran talking to Russia and China in case EU nuclear deal efforts fail: TASS
Iran talking to Russia and China in case EU nuclear deal efforts fail: TASS

Iran is in talks with Russia and China on a possible settlement mechanism in case discussions with EU over a nuclear deal fail, the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security council, Ali Shamkhani, said, according to Russia's TASS news agency. Tehran said in May it would reduce compliance with the nuclear pact it agreed with China, Russia and other world powers in 2015, in protest at the United States' decision to unilaterally pull out of the agreement and reimpose sanctions last year.

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Makes an Insane 760 Horsepower
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Makes an Insane 760 Horsepower

When Ford claimed this would be the most powerful Mustang ever, it wasn't kidding.

Israel holds large military drill amid US-Iran tensions
Israel holds large military drill amid US-Iran tensions

Israel wrapped up its largest military drill in years on Wednesday, with thousands of troops from the army, navy and air force simulating a future war with the militant Lebanese Hezbollah group amid fears that Iran would draw its Shiite proxy into the recent growing tensions in the Persian Gulf. The Israeli military said the four-day exercise had been planned long in advance and focused on the immersion of all branches against threats emanating from Israel's north. It included a large deployment of unmanned aircraft and the first use of the F-35 stealth fighter planes to prepare for scenarios of missile attacks and underground infiltrations from Lebanon.

US Navy expert: Tanker attack mine resembles Iranian mines
US Navy expert: Tanker attack mine resembles Iranian mines
  • World
  • 2019-06-19 11:50:54Z

The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore "a striking resemblance" to similar mines displayed by Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said Wednesday, stopping short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault. Iran has denied being involved

The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Makes 760 HP and 625 Lb-Ft of Torque
The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Makes 760 HP and 625 Lb-Ft of Torque

That means this supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 cranks out more horsepower and torque per liter than any other production V-8.

Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei
Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei

Apple's request was a result of the extended Sino-U.S. trade dispute, but a trade resolution will not lead to a change in the company's decision, Nikkei said https://s.nikkei.com/31zCGhw, citing multiple sources. The iPhone maker has decided the risks of depending heavily on manufacturing in

Russia, China, block US effort to halt North Korea fuel deliveries
Russia, China, block US effort to halt North Korea fuel deliveries

Russia and China on Tuesday blocked an American initiative that aimed to halt fuel deliveries to North Korea, which Washington accuses of exceeding its annual ceiling for 2019, diplomatic sources said. Moscow and Beijing said more time was needed to study the US request, which was backed by 25 UN members including Japan, France and Germany, according to the sources. A week ago, the United States, in a report, accused North Korea of breaching the United Nations-imposed ceiling on fuel imports by carrying out dozens of ship-to-ship transfers.

20 Tips to Live Comfortably Off Just a Social Security Check
20 Tips to Live Comfortably Off Just a Social Security Check

Make the most of your golden years without spending a lot.

Warren emerges as potential compromise nominee
Warren emerges as potential compromise nominee

Centrists who once said the senator would lead the party to ruin are coming around to her as an alternative to Bernie Sanders.

China Is Buying Iranian LPG Despite Sanctions, Ship-Tracking Shows
China Is Buying Iranian LPG Despite Sanctions, Ship-Tracking Shows

(Bloomberg) -- After being hit by the trade war and U.S. sanctions on Iran, some Chinese buyers of liquefied petroleum gas from the Persian Gulf nation are finding it's too tough a habit to kick.China sourced around a fifth of its LPG -- used as cooking fuel, in cigarette lighters and to make plastic

Indonesia pet orangutans released back into the wild
Indonesia pet orangutans released back into the wild

Five-year-old primate Elaine, covered in fuzzy cinnamon-coloured hair, was one of two critically endangered Sumatran Orangutans released back into the wild Tuesday. Both female apes were rescued after being kept as pets by villagers in Aceh province on Sumatra island. Elaine and four-year-old Reipok Rere spent nearly two years learning to fend for themselves at a rehabilitation centre and "forest school" before being returned to the wild at Pinus Jantho Forest Reserve.

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