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Argentina, Uruguay restoring power after massive blackout
Argentina, Uruguay restoring power after massive blackout

Electricity services have been restored to more than 50 percent of Argentina and Uruguay following a massive blackout that left around 48 million people without power on Sunday, authorities said. At around 3:30 pm (1830 GMT), Argentina's Energy Minister Gustavo Lopetegui said services had been restored in 56 percent of the country. In neighboring Uruguay, the state power company UTE said power had returned to three-quarters of the country.

LAPD investigates officer
LAPD investigates officer's actions in Costco shooting
  • US
  • 2019-06-16 20:29:54Z

The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering evidence and video footage in an administrative investigation into an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man authorities say attacked him inside a Southern California Costco Wholesale warehouse store. Two others were critically injured in the shooting in Corona, which is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Police Commission President Steve Soboroff said Sunday it is Chief Michel Moore's decision whether to put the officer on leave, but it remained unclear if that happened.

San Francisco proposes nation
San Francisco proposes nation's first universal mental health care system

The plan would include a 24/7 treatment center for any city resident in need of help, whether that's counseling for anxiety or emergency care.

Most Americans want Trump to comply with House subpoenas. But impeach him? Not so fast
Most Americans want Trump to comply with House subpoenas. But impeach him? Not so fast

A new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds those views aren't partisan.

Trump Rattles Emerging Markets With Threat of China Tariffs

Emerging-market currencies halted a three-week advance on heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf and doubts about a trade deal after President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on China again. Stocks moved in the opposite direction, extending gains for a third week amid bets of easing monetary policy in both developed and emerging economies in response to lower-than-expected growth. The following is a roundup of emerging-markets news and highlights for the week ending June 14.

Trump campaign fires some of its pollsters after leaks show poor numbers for the president
Trump campaign fires some of its pollsters after leaks show poor numbers for the president

Trump was trailing Biden by double digits in the key swing states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Michigan, according to leaked numbers.

Sharapova has
Sharapova has 'expectations' for return from five-month absence

Maria Sharapova said on Sunday that she has "expectations" for herself ahead of her return from a five-month injury absence in Mallorca next week. The five-time Grand Slam champion has not played since withdrawing from the St Petersburg event in January to have surgery on a long-standing shoulder

Dana White
Dana White 'assumes' Tony Ferguson gets the next UFC lightweight title shot

Nothing is set in stone, but after Tony Ferguson's recent victory over Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at UFC 238, it appears that "El Cucuy" is the likely candidate to get the next shot at the UFC lightweight championship.Ferguson used to be the interim lightweight champion, but had

Encarnación to join Yankees on Monday, become primary DH
Encarnación to join Yankees on Monday, become primary DH

Edwin Encarnacion will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in New York on Monday. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL East leaders acquired Encarnacion and cash for a minor

Trump says supporters could 'demand' he not leave office after two terms
Trump says supporters could 'demand' he not leave office after two terms

The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution explicitly states that "no person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice."

India imposing increased, retaliatory tariffs on US exports including apples, almonds
India imposing increased, retaliatory tariffs on US exports including apples, almonds

India is now imposing increased tariffs on 28 U.S. products including apples, almonds and walnuts, a move seen as a retaliatory act.

Trump Faces Many
Trump Faces Many 'Uncomfortable' Voters in 2020: NBC-WSJ Poll

A flurry of opinion polls on Sunday also showed that a majority of voters think the Trump administration has gone too far on its immigration enforcement efforts, and that economic optimism has slipped from the high levels seen shortly before Trump's inauguration in 2017. In an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll, some 52% reported being very uncomfortable about Trump and an additional 10% had some reservations. The negative response about Trump was up 3 percentage points from a poll conducted in late April and early May.

Moscow warns against
Moscow warns against 'baseless accusations' over tanker attacks

"We always urge a sober appraisal of the situation and to wait for more or less convincing evidence to appear," Peskov said on Russian television, extracts of which were published by the RIA Novosti news agency. A Japanese and a Norwegian oil tanker were targeted in attacks on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman.

Daniel Cormier says Stipe Miocic rematch likely his final UFC fight
Daniel Cormier says Stipe Miocic rematch likely his final UFC fight

Already three months past his self-imposed retirement deadline, UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier recently stated that his UFC 242 headlining rematch with Stipe Miocic could be the final fight of his UFC career.Having been an All-American in wrestling in college and twice representing the United

Boeing CEO concedes
Boeing CEO concedes 'mistake' with planes in 2 fatal crashes
  • US
  • 2019-06-16 16:45:52Z

The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes of the top-selling plane killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the U.S. aircraft maker tries to get the grounded model back in flight. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters in Paris that Boeing's communication with regulators, customers and the public "was not consistent. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has faulted Boeing for not telling regulators for more than year that a safety indicator in the Max cockpit didn't work.

New poll shows Trump trailing Biden and four other Democrats
New poll shows Trump trailing Biden and four other Democrats

A nationwide Fox News poll released Sunday shows President Donald Trump trailing former vice president Joe Biden and no fewer than four other Democratic contenders as early campaigning for the 2020 election begins to gain steam. A separate survey of battleground states, by CBS, shows Democrats strongly favor Biden as the candidate most likely to beat Trump in next year's elections. The Fox poll showed Biden leading Trump by 49 percent to 39 percent among all registered voters nationwide, while Senator Bernie Sanders held nearly the same advantage over the president, at 49 percent to 40 percent.

Yankees acquire Edwin Encarnación from Mariners
Yankees acquire Edwin Encarnación from Mariners

Edwin Encarnación has been dealt to New York in exchange for pitching prospect Juan Then and cash considerations.

Pompeo vows US will guarantee passage through Strait of Hormuz
Pompeo vows US will guarantee passage through Strait of Hormuz

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Sunday that the US will guarantee free passage through the vital Strait of Hormuz, as he accused Iran of recent attacks on oil tankers and the downing of a US drone. Pompeo would not be drawn on what options the US is considering to protect shipping -- or to punish Iran -- in the wake of Thursday's attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, but reiterated that President Donald Trump is not seeking war with Iran.

Kim Kardashian Calls Kanye West the
Kim Kardashian Calls Kanye West the 'Best Daddy' in Sweet Father's Day Tribute: 'We Love You'

Kim Kardashian Father's Day Post: Kanye West Is 'Best Daddy'

UPDATE 2-Boeing says will take time to win back confidence
  • US
  • 2019-06-16 15:50:45Z

The head of Boeing said on Sunday the U.S. planemaker had made a mistake in implementing a faulty cockpit warning system on the 737 MAX and predicted it would take time to rebuild the confidence of customers in the wake of two fatal crashes. Chairman and Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg said Boeing failed to communicate "crisply" with regulators and customers, but defended the broad engineering and design approach to nose-down control software at the centre of probes into the accidents that led to the plane's worldwide grounding. Muilenburg acknowledged the company made a mistake in failing to disclose a defective cockpit warning light on its 737 MAX to regulators and customers, and...

Israel PM
Israel PM's wife convicted of misusing public funds

An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which dropped more severe charges. While the ruling cut short a high-profile trial, the Netanyahu family's legal woes are far from over: the veteran premier himself faces possible indictment for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in the coming months. In a deal approved by judge Avital Chen at Jerusalem magistrates' court, Sara Netanyahu was found guilty of using the errors of government accounting staff to bypass spending restrictions.

Police: Man sprays fire extinguisher, hides in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Police: Man sprays fire extinguisher, hides in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office

A man is in police custody after trespassing in Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's district office in Queens on Saturday.

OJ Simpson on Twitter:
OJ Simpson on Twitter: 'I got a little gettin' even to do'

Simpson has generally kept a low profile since his release from prison in October 2017 for robbery and kidnapping over an attempt to steal back some of his sports memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room. The 71-year-old recently told the AP he was happy and healthy living in Las Vegas 25 years after the killings of his ex-wife and her friend. Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were stabbed to death on the night of June 12, 1994.

Mayor 'sick' by video of police encounter with young family
  • US
  • 2019-06-16 14:17:14Z

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is calling for action after disturbing footage emerged of an altercation involving officers and a young family . A video released Friday shows Phoenix police officers pointing guns and yelling profane commands to a father and a pregnant woman holding her 1-year-old. Police had been responding to a Family Dollar for a report of shoplifting.

The Latest: Pompeo stresses diplomacy in Gulf crisis
The Latest: Pompeo stresses diplomacy in Gulf crisis

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stressing diplomacy in responding to suspected attacks on oil tankers near a Middle East shipping route and says American officials are reaching out to their foreign counterparts. Pompeo tells "Fox News Sunday" that intelligence officials have "lots of data, lots of evidence" tying Iran to alleged attacks on two oil tankers traveling near the Strait of Hormuz, a transit route for Arab oil shipments to Asia. Asked whether the United States might send troops in response, Pompeo notes that it's China and China's neighbors - not the U.S. - that could see a significant threat to their energy supplies from any attacks there.

Priyanka Chopra Wears Orange Dress and Knee Brace For Date With Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra Wears Orange Dress and Knee Brace For Date With Nick Jonas

The actress isn't letting a knee brace hold her back.

Adele Got Drunk With the Spice Girls and Shared Instagram Proof
Adele Got Drunk With the Spice Girls and Shared Instagram Proof

Spice up your life.

Biden Leads Pack of Democratic Hopefuls on Beat-Trump Factor

Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg are among the candidates that likely Democratic voters are at least considering in 18 states that will shape the initial 2020 fight, the poll shows. The CBS News/YouGov poll shows Biden had support of 31% of Democratic primary voters with three U.S. senators next: Warren of Massachusetts at 17%, Sanders of Vermont at 16%, and Harris of California at 10%.

Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront
Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront
  • US
  • 2019-06-16 13:01:59Z

The $2.6 billion gambling, hotel and entertainment complex brings Las Vegas opulence to the unlikeliest of places: a largely industrial waterfront home to a subway train repair yard, a water and sewer agency facility and a power plant. Massachusetts leaders hope the resort and its curved, bronze-toned hotel tower - echoing the company's distinctive properties in Vegas and Macau - transforms the city's reputation as an industrial afterthought. "We were ready for something like this," Mayor Carlo DeMaria said last week, putting forth a vision of a thriving waterfront district of hotels, restaurants and shops.

Alabama orders
Alabama orders 'chemical castration' of some child molesters
  • US
  • 2019-06-16 12:54:14Z

Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo "chemical castration" while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and it appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it. The procedure uses medications that block testosterone production in order to decrease sex drive. The Alabama law says sex offenders whose crimes involved children between ages 7 and 13 must receive the medication before being released from prison on parole.

Israeli PM
Israeli PM's wife sentenced for misusing state funds

A Jerusalem magistrate court on Sunday sentenced Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to pay a fine of more than $15,000 for misusing state funds. The sentencing comes after she agreed to a plea bargain that ended the years-long saga of just one of the high-profile corruption cases involving the prime minister's family. The court ruling settled allegations that Sara Netanyahu had misused some $100,000 in state money on lavish meals.

New Orleans got a haul in Anthony Davis trade - and just became a League Pass favorite
New Orleans got a haul in Anthony Davis trade - and just became a League Pass favorite

The Pelicans look like fun.

Pope dons helmet to enter earthquake-hit cathedral in Italy
Pope dons helmet to enter earthquake-hit cathedral in Italy
  • US
  • 2019-06-16 11:55:41Z

Pope Francis has donned a white firefighter's safety helmet to enter a damaged cathedral during a visit to central Italy, where he is giving encouragement to people still struggling three years after devastating earthquakes struck. Francis traveled Sunday to the town of Camerino, which was shaken so badly in 2016 that people are still not allowed into the town center as work continues to stabilize buildings. Before he entered the cathedral, a firefighter's safety helmet was placed over Francis' skullcap.

Damaged tanker arrives at UAE anchorage amid increased regional tensions
Damaged tanker arrives at UAE anchorage amid increased regional tensions

A damaged Japanese tanker arrived Sunday at a UAE anchorage site after it was rocked by explosions in Gulf waters as Saudi Arabia accused arch-rival Iran of being behind the attack. The Kokuka Courageous was carrying highly flammable methanol through the Gulf of Oman on Thursday when it came under attack along with the Norwegian-operated Front Altair -- the second assault in a month in the strategic shipping lane. US President Donald Trump has said the twin attacks had Iran "written all over it" -- rejecting Tehran's vehement denial -- and its key Gulf ally Saudi Arabia has also lashed out against Tehran.

Israel PM
Israel PM's wife Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing public funds

An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw her admit to lesser charges. Sara Netanyahu was found guilty of exploiting the mistake of another person and ordered to pay a fine and compensation, in a deal approved by Jerusalem magistrates' court justice Avital Chen.

Exclusive: Boeing seeking to reduce scope, duration of some physical tests for new aircraft - sources
Exclusive: Boeing seeking to reduce scope, duration of some physical tests for new aircraft - sources

Boeing Co engineers are reducing the scope and duration of certain costly physical tests used to certify the planemaker's new aircraft, according to industry sources and regulatory officials. As Boeing kicks off the year-long flight testing process on its new 777X, its engineers will cut hours off airborne testing by using computer models to simulate flight conditions, and then present the results to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of the basis for certification, according to two people with direct knowledge of the strategy. Reuters could not determine when Boeing decided to move forward with the plan to cut back on physical tests or the extent to which it planned...

Turkey
Turkey's Erdogan says S-400s delivery for early July

Turkey expects the delivery of the controversial Russian S-400 missile defence system to begin in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkish media on Sunday. Colleagues in charge of the schedule are following the issue," Erdogan said according to CNN Turk broadcaster. Ankara's deal with Moscow has been a major source of tension between Turkey and the United States, with Washington threatening consequences including sanctions against its fellow NATO member.

Meet the Army
Meet the Army's 'New' M1 Abrams Tank: The Best on the Planet?

The U.S. Army is on an intensive quest for an array of new technologies with which to design and build new armored fighting vehicles, particularly a replacement for the long-serving Bradley. However much it might yearn for a new tank, the Army lacks the critical technologies that would justify the time and expense pursuing such an objective. Moreover, it doesn't need to make the effort. The Army's current main battle tank, the Abrams, is the tank of the future.The Army is just beginning to receive the first of the latest Abrams upgrade, the System Enhancement Package Version 3 (SEPv3), with additional upgrades in development. Instead of searching for the elusive Holy Grail of ultralight...

China prepared for long trade fight with the US - party journal
  • US
  • 2019-06-16 08:04:10Z

The United States has underestimated the Chinese people's will to fight a trade war and Beijing is prepared for a long economic battle, an influential Chinese Communist Party journal said on Sunday. China would not give way on major principles in its negotiations with the United States on ending the dispute, the commentary in the ideological journal Qiushi, or Seeking Truth, said. The editorial represented "a further mobilisation of Chinese society" in the struggle against U.S. trade pressure, wrote Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the state-run Global Times newspaper, in a tweet.

Democrats Struggling With Black Voters Target South Carolina
Democrats Struggling With Black Voters Target South Carolina

Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke and Cory Booker each appeared at the event hosted by the Black Economic Alliance in downtown Charleston. All four highlighted issues such as bridging the racial wealth gap, creating opportunity and emphasizing the legacy of slavery that are important to black voters in South Carolina and nationally.

Saudi crown prince says kingdom isn
Saudi crown prince says kingdom isn't seeking war in region

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom is not seeking war in the region, but warned it will not hesitate to confront threats to its security. The U.S. alleges Iran used limpet mines to target the tankers, pointing to black-and-white footage it captured that American officials describe as Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops removing an unexploded mine from the Kokuka Courageous. Iran has rejected the U.S. claim that it was responsible for Thursday's attacks, saying it stands ready to play an active and constructive role in ensuring the security of strategic maritime passages.

Trump tells aides to spin polls as campaign launch hit by popularity slump
Trump tells aides to spin polls as campaign launch hit by popularity slump

Donald Trump has instructed close advisers to play down internal White House polling that showed him losing heavily to Joe Biden in key industrial "rust belt" states ahead of the 2020 election. According to a leaked 17-state poll, conducted by the president's pollster Tony Fabrizio, Mr Trump was down 16 points in Pennsylvania, and 10 points in Wisconsin, both of which he won narrowly in 2016. Mr Trump was also trailing Mr Biden by seven points in Florida, which he won in 2016, and was only two points ahead in the traditionally Republican state of Texas. As Washington was gripped by its first bout of 2020 poll fever White House officials said their own initial research no longer...

Saudi crown prince warns against
Saudi crown prince warns against 'exploiting' Khashoggi murder

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned against "exploiting" the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi for political gains, in what appeared to be a veiled attack on Turkey. Turkey's ties with Saudi Arabia have come under strain since the brutal murder last October of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, which tarnished the international reputation of the crown prince. Turkish officials were the first to report the murder and have continued to press Saudi Arabia for information on the whereabouts of his dismembered body, which has yet to be found.

Times
Times' Russia report is 'virtual treason,' Trump says

US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused The New York Times of "a virtual act of treason," after it reported the US is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid. Current and former government officials have described the classified deployment of American computer

Report: Anthony Davis traded to Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, picks
Report: Anthony Davis traded to Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, picks

LeBron James has his second star next to him. Anthony Davis has landed exactly where he wanted. Things had been building toward this for more than a week. Boston was holding back - meaning they would not put Jayson Tatum in an offer. The Clippers and Nets couldn't get any traction. And there were the

LeBron, Anthony Davis and… Kemba? What are the Lakers next steps to contention
LeBron, Anthony Davis and… Kemba? What are the Lakers next steps to contention

The Lakers want to get another star, but that's complicated and it leaves them little money to round out the roster.

Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai
Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai
  • World
  • 2019-06-16 02:47:35Z

Crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran as the other tanker targeted in the assault limped into anchorage off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates. Both the mariners' recollection and the physical evidence remaining on the MT Front Altair and the Kokuka Courageous, now off the coast of Fujairah, will play an important role in determining who the international community blames for Thursday's explosions on board the oil tankers. Already, the U.S. has blamed Iran for what it described as an attack with limpet mines on the two tankers, pointing to black-and-white footage it captured that...

Pope Francis
Pope Francis' Arch Nemesis Comes Out of Hiding to Slam Him on Predator Priests

Franco Origlia/GettyROME-There are few scandals in the sordid history of the American Catholic church more painful than the saga of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a high-ranking prince of the church who fell from grace amid a slew of lies and cover-ups. McCarrick was forced to resign and later defrocked after credible allegations that he sexually abused a boy from the age of 11 until the young man was 29, starting long before the Boston Spotlight probe and Pennsylvania Grand Jury report came to define priests behaving badly.It was well known in certain Catholic circles that the cardinal liked to entertain six or more seminarians in his five-bedroom New Jersey beach house with the...

American paradox: Deficit widens even as economy grows
American paradox: Deficit widens even as economy grows

President Donald Trump likes to take credit for the US economy, with historic low unemployment and few signs of rising prices, but his promises that surging growth would pay for massive tax cuts are falling flat. Trump promised to supercharge growth to three percent or higher, and claimed the tax cuts would pay for themselves by spurring investment and employment, which in turn would generate higher tax revenue. In fact, July will mark the longest economic expansion in US history, with continual growth since mid-2009.

Sources: Bronx child stabbed by mom in April collapses at school, dies
Sources: Bronx child stabbed by mom in April collapses at school, dies

The 6-year-old who was slashed by his mother with a razor in April collapsed at school and died Friday, sources say.

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