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US stocks rally on Huawei reprieve as pound gyrates on Brexit news
US stocks rally on Huawei reprieve as pound gyrates on Brexit news

Global stocks rallied Tuesday as the United States took a step away from imposing crushing restrictions on Chinese telecom company Huawei, while the pound gyrated on fresh Brexit drama.

Trump: U.S. will respond with
Trump: U.S. will respond with 'great force' if Iran attacks interests

"I think Iran would be making a very big mistake if they did anything," Trump told reporters as he left the White House on Monday evening for an event in Pennsylvania. "If they do something, it will be met with great force but we have no indication that they will." His comments came as two U.S. government sources said the United States strongly suspects Shi'ite militias with ties to, and possibly encouragement from, Iran fired a rocket on Sunday into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone. The sources, who are familiar with U.S. national security assessments and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States was still trying to establish which militia fired the Katyusha rocket...

New York paper suggests Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should run for mayor
New York paper suggests Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should run for mayor

Speculation swirls about who should succeed Bill de Blasio as New York City mayor; reaction and analysis on 'The Five.'

Face ID firm Lumentum follows Google with Huawei ban

A source told Reuters on Sunday that Google had suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services, except those publicly available via open source licensing. While most U.S. suppliers have yet to issue statements on their position on the Huawei ban, Bloomberg reported that Intel Corp, Qualcomm Inc, Xilinx Inc and Broadcom Inc have all now told their employees they will not supply Huawei until further notice. Xilinx said the company was aware of the Denial Order issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce and is cooperating.

New Jersey police punch restrained suspect in the face in video
New Jersey police punch restrained suspect in the face in video

New Jersey officers can be seen punching Cyprian Luke in the face while he is pinned to the ground. He was arrested on assault and other charges.

Trade deal or not, US must counter China moves to beat us at science and technology

We pioneered the government investment strategy that gave us GPS and the internet. Now China is using it to race forward while our research flags.

Australia
Australia's conservatives secure majority government: ABC

Australia's ruling conservative coalition is set to secure a governing majority in its shock election victory over the centre-left Labor Party, the national broadcaster ABC projected Monday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal-National coalition will hold at least 77 seats in the 151-member lower house, one more than needed to govern on its own, ABC's election analysts projected. A number of close races across the vast island continent were still to be officially decided following Saturday's vote, with the formal count by the Australian Electoral Commission not expected to conclude until later this week.

Schiff: Amash criticism not enough to push Trump impeachment
Schiff: Amash criticism not enough to push Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) - A key Democrat said Sunday that Republican Rep. Justin Amash's sharp criticism of what he called President Donald Trump's "impeachable conduct" in the Russia investigation isn't enough to count as bipartisan support to launch impeachment proceedings.

8-year-old girl kidnapped in Fort Worth, Texas found safe, police say
8-year-old girl kidnapped in Fort Worth, Texas found safe, police say

FOUND SAFE: Two alert citizens reported the suspect's car at a hotel after the Amber Alert went out

Storm chaser gets caught up in forming Nebraska tornado: VIDEO
Storm chaser gets caught up in forming Nebraska tornado: VIDEO

"I was unable to get back to the vehicle and couldn't see it, so I just turned my back to the wind and hoped for the best until it passed," Reed Timmer said.

Cafeteria worker fired for giving student lunch won
Cafeteria worker fired for giving student lunch won't return

CANAAN, N.H. (AP) - A company has offered to rehire a New Hampshire school cafeteria worker whom it fired for giving a student lunch for free , but she isn't interested.

How Will 
 Game of Thrones End for Daenerys? Here's What Real Military History Can Tell Us
How Will Game of Thrones End for Daenerys? Here's What Real Military History Can Tell Us

What Dany could have learned from military history, from ancient times to World War II

Fox News' Tomi Lahren calls abortion ban 'too restrictive': 'It doesn't save life'
Fox News' Tomi Lahren calls abortion ban 'too restrictive': 'It doesn't save life'

Conservative pundit Tomi Lahren, a Fox News host since 2017, is speaking outagainst Alabama's abortion bill

UPDATE 3-Deere blames escalating trade war for worsening outlook

Deere & Co on Friday missed quarterly profit estimates for the fifth-straight quarter and cut its full-year outlook, as an escalating U.S.-China trade war threatens to further hit farm incomes and demand for the company's equipment. Shares of Deere, known for its trademark green tractors and harvesting combines, fell as much as 6% to $137.18, as slump in demand for big agricultural machines has forced the company to cut production by 20 percent at two of its large factories in North America. "Ongoing concerns about export-market access, near-term demand for commodities such as soybeans, and a delayed planting season in much of North America are causing farmers to become much more...

Russia Just Scrambled Half of Its Su-57 Stealth Fighter Fleet For 1 Reason
Russia Just Scrambled Half of Its Su-57 Stealth Fighter Fleet For 1 Reason

Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin's IL-96-300PU presidential plane was flanked by no less than six Su-57 stealth fighter jets while en route to the 929th Chkalov State Flight-Test Center in southwestern Russia.Video footage of the flight shows the Su-57 fighters grouped in what better resembles a parade column than than an escort formation, suggesting a soft-power intent behind Putin's trip.There are a several factors at play. First and perhaps least significant, this footage of six functional Su-57's heads off any and all speculation that the 2019 Victory Day Parade airshow was called off for any reason other than the Defense Ministry's cited weather concerns.Other...

Lawsuits, Contempt, Fines: How Democrats Could Get Trump
Lawsuits, Contempt, Fines: How Democrats Could Get Trump's Taxes

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, along with other House leaders, is determining how best to investigate a White House that is blocking them at every turn. The power struggle has also forced Neal to try to forge a path between his legal argument and the overheated politics that go with inquiries involving Trump.

Chelsea Manning jailed again as she refuses to testify before grand jury
Chelsea Manning jailed again as she refuses to testify before grand jury

Former army private says she would 'rather starve to death' than cooperate in growing battle of wills Chelsea Manning was again behind bars on Thursday night after she was jailed for a second time for contempt of court, having refused to cooperate with a grand jury. A defiant Manning told Judge Anthony Trenga in a federal district court in Alexandria, Virginia, that she would "rather starve to death" than do what the state insisted and give testimony before the grand jury. Having already served 62 days in jail, 28 of which were spent in solitary confinement, she now faces up to 18 months more in custody. Trenga further tightened the screws on the former army private by adding a...

U.S. House panel threatens action to get Mueller report documents
U.S. House panel threatens action to get Mueller report documents

The Democratic-led committee asked the department to provide "a dozen narrow sets" of foreign intelligence and counterintelligence documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's assessment of Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. election by Wednesday, May 15, as an expression of good faith, Schiff told reporters. "The deadline came and went without the production of a single document, raising profound questions about whether the department has any intention to honor its legal obligations," he said. Schiff had issued a subpoena to the Justice Department last week to obtain Mueller's unredacted report, in addition to other material and documents gathered during the 22-month...

Samsung has solved Galaxy Fold issues, according to report
Samsung has solved Galaxy Fold issues, according to report

A Korean website says the controversial bendable $1,980 phone from Samsung will soon see the light of day, and be released within the month.

Buttigieg blasts Trump Iran escalation: 'This is not a game. This is not a show.'
Buttigieg blasts Trump Iran escalation: 'This is not a game. This is not a show.'

Democratic presidential candidates took aim at President Donald Trump Thursday, suggesting the president and his national security team are recklessly escalating tensions with Iran.

Cardi B has a message for moms: 'Stop leaving your kids with ya boyfriends! PERIOD.'
Cardi B has a message for moms: 'Stop leaving your kids with ya boyfriends! PERIOD.'

A few people on social media connected her message with the Maleah Davis case where a 4-year-old went missing.

Texas Rangers to take over deadly Baytown officer-involved shooting investigation
Texas Rangers to take over deadly Baytown officer-involved shooting investigation

The Texas Rangers will take over the investigation into an officer-involved shooting that killed a woman in Baytown.

Bill de Blasio, New York mayor, announces White House run
Bill de Blasio, New York mayor, announces White House run

Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York, has joined the increasingly crowded race for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020. Mr de Blasio, the 23rd candidate to declare, presented himself as the person with the most ability to "take on" Donald Trump. The 6ft 5in mayor, known as "Big Bird," said: "I'm a New Yorker, I've known Trump's a bully for a long time, this is not news to me or anyone else here, and I know how to take him on. Donald Trump must be stopped. "He's trying to convince working Americans he's on their side. It's been a lie since day one. Every New Yorker knows he's a con artist. I know his tricks, I know his playbook." Mr de Blasio's...

Man arrested for beating elderly woman to death with electric scooter
Man arrested for beating elderly woman to death with electric scooter

A California man was arrested and charged in the murder of an elderly womanafter he allegedly beat her to death with an electric scooter, according toKTLA

The Latest: Trump and de Blasio already trading insults
The Latest: Trump and de Blasio already trading insults

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joining the Democratic presidential race (all times local):

Huawei
Huawei's $105 billion business at stake after U.S. broadside

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - The latest U.S. broadside against Huawei that puts the Chinese firm on an exports blacklist threatens to rattle the global tech supply chain, linked closely to the $105 billion business of the world's top supplier of telecoms network equipment. The Trump administration has said it would add Huawei Technologies and 70 affiliates to its "Entity List" - a move that will likely ban the firm from acquiring U.S. components and technology without government approval, adding another incendiary element to the U.S.-China trade war. A similar U.S. ban on China's ZTE Corp had almost crippled business for the smaller Huawei rival early last year before the curb was lifted.

US military build up
US military build up 'sparked by Iran loading missiles onto small boats' in Persian Gulf

The US military build-up in the Persian Gulf was sparked by photographs showing Iranian Revolutionary Guards loading assembled missiles onto small boats, potentially to be fired at US warships.  The White House announced two weeks ago that it had intelligence Iran was planning attacks in the Middle East and has been increasing US forces in the region and raising overall threat levels since then. The US has not made its intelligence public but the alarm was caused by images showing the missiles being put onto small dhow boats, according to the New York Times.  The missiles had been assembled and US intelligence officials assessed they were meant to be fired from the boats, as opposed to...

Nancy Pelosi Is Right: Trump
Nancy Pelosi Is Right: Trump's Criminal Contempt of Congress Is a Constitutional Crisis

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast"The House of Representatives…shall have the sole Power of Impeachment." -U.S. Constitution (1789) "…no person can be punished for contumacy as a witness before either house, unless his testimony is required in a matter into which that house has jurisdiction to inquire…" -Kilbourn v. Thompson (1880)"… neither the doctrine of separation of powers, nor the need for confidentiality of high-level communications, without more, can sustain an absolute, unqualified Presidential privilege of immunity from judicial process under all circumstances…" - United States v. Nixon (1974)House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler and Speaker Nancy...

White House counsel: No
White House counsel: No 'do-over' on Mueller probe

President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani and former deputy independent counsel Sol Wisenberg react to Congress' push for more investigations.

Republicans Aren
Republicans Aren't All Thrilled by Alabama's Anti-Abortion Law

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/GettyRepublicans in Washington expressed concern on Wednesday over Alabama's new ban on nearly all abortions, fearing that the law was either too harsh or would be a strategically weak launching pad for overturning Roe v. Wade.The bill signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey (R) bans almost all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape or incest. It garnered headlines for the harsh penalties it would place on those who perform abortions-anywhere from life or 10-99 years in prison. And it was criticized by pro-choice activists as a deadly, thinly veiled attempt to strike down Roe v. Wade. Social conservatives hailed the measure as the purest...

Hannity: Mueller
Hannity: Mueller's team was filled with far-left Clinton allies

Judicial Watch obtains DOJ documents showing Andrew Weissmann lead hiring efforts for special counsel.

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave 'blessing' for tanker attacks

The sabotage of the tankers, for which no one has claimed responsibility, and Saudi Arabia's announcement on Tuesday that armed drones hit two of its oil pumping stations have raised concerns Washington and Tehran may be inching toward conflict. A U.S. government source said American security experts believe Iran gave its "blessing" to tanker attacks, which hit two Saudi crude oil tankers, a UAE-flagged fuel bunker barge and a Norwegian-registered oil products tanker off Fujeirah near the Strait of Hormuz. The source said the United States believes Iran's role was one of actively encouraging militants but indicated the United States does not now have evidence that Iranian personnel...

Ford Fusion Recalled for Gear Selector Issue
Ford Fusion Recalled for Gear Selector Issue

Ford is recalling 259,182 of its 2013 to 2016 Fusion sedans because a cable that links the gear selector to the transmission can fail, allowing the transmission to be in a different gear from wha...

Apple
Apple's official iPhone XR battery case just got a rare discount

At a whopping $129, you could buy five of these popular iPhone XR battery cases for the price of one official Smart Battery Case from Apple. In fact, you would even still have some money left over! But there's nothing quite like an official Apple product, and many people are willing to pay a premium for the best designs and quality. If you fall into that category, you'll be happy to know that the official Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR is only four times more expensive than the other case we linked above right now, because it just got a rare $27 discount on Amazon. Hurry though, because it'll probably sell out pretty quickly.Here are the bullet points from the product page: * The...

Brazile: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the hot sauce in the Democrat Party gumbo
Brazile: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the hot sauce in the Democrat Party gumbo

Former Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile reacts to the freshman Democrat lawmaker hitting 2020 primary frontrunner Joe Biden on climate change.

UPDATE 2-FAA expects Boeing to submit 737 MAX fix soon for approval

Federal Aviation Administration acting chief Dan Elwell told lawmakers on Wednesday he expects Boeing Co to submit a software fix for the grounded 737 MAX involved in two fatal crashes for approval soon, and said he was concerned by the planemaker's lengthy delay in disclosing a software anomaly. At a congressional hearing, the chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee told the FAA it must "get it right" in deciding when to allow the Boeing 737 MAX to fly again. "The world is watching and the FAA and Boeing must get it right," Democratic Representative Peter DeFazio said, adding the incidents have raised concerns about how the FAA certifies aircraft.

This graphic designer
This graphic designer's vision of iOS 13 on the iPhone 11 will blow your mind

Last year's big iOS 12 software update was simultaneously Apple's best update in years and Apple's most boring update in years. It seems odd, but it's true. In terms of exciting new features, there really weren't any to be found. There were plenty of nice refinements like improved notifications, but there really weren't any new marquee features to speak of. Siri Shortcuts was likely the most notable new feature, and most iPhone users probably don't even realize it exists. Instead, the big news in iOS 12 was the fact that it fixed all the big problems in iOS 11. And there where a whoooooole lot of big problems in iOS 11. iOS 12 squashed bugs, it increased speed, and it prolonged battery...

Bolton beats war drums in US-Iran standoff
Bolton beats war drums in US-Iran standoff

War drums are beating louder in Washington's long-festering standoff with Iran and National Security Advisor John Bolton, a veteran champion of regime change, is the bandmaster. With his bushy mustache and beloved yellow legal pad, Bolton cuts a colorful figure at the White House. President Donald Trump ran on the promise to pull the United States out of unwinnable post-9/11 wars -- from Afghanistan to Syria -- that have consumed American lives and military budgets.

10 exciting OnePlus 7 Pro features you won
10 exciting OnePlus 7 Pro features you won't find on any iPhone

No new flagship smartphones come as much of a surprise when they're announced these days, because most of the key details surrounded them leak long before any official announcements are made. That is especially true of the OnePlus 7 Pro, which was finally unveiled on Tuesday morning. From official press renders and key specs to pricing and release timing, just about everything you could possibly want to know about the OnePlus 7 Pro was leaked long before today's big press conference, leaving nothing at all to surprise us on Tuesday. Of course just because there were no surprises doesn't make OnePlus' new flagship smartphone any less impressive. In a nutshell, the OnePlus 7 Pro is the...

FAA deferred to Boeing on key 737 MAX assessments: source
FAA deferred to Boeing on key 737 MAX assessments: source

The US Federal Aviation Administration did not independently evaluate the safety of a Boeing 737 MAX system implicated in two deadly crashes, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The US regulator, as part of an internal review, has preliminarily concluded that FAA officials largely deferred to Boeing's assessments of the accident-ridden 737 MAX during the certification process, the person said. Boeing's top-selling 737 MAX narrow-body planes have been grounded globally since mid-March following two plane crashes that killed 346 people.

Iran foreign minister visits India amid falling oil revenue
Iran foreign minister visits India amid falling oil revenue

NEW DELHI (AP) - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi, days after India decided to follow U.S. restrictions on buying Iranian oil.

10 Things to Know for Today
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

US and Russia to discuss fate of Venezuela amid reports Putin will not prop up Maduro
US and Russia to discuss fate of Venezuela amid reports Putin will not prop up Maduro

Nicolas Maduro's future will be weighed up today by two key players as Vladimir Putin and Mike Pompeo meet in Russia to discuss Venezuela's fate. Mr Pompeo, on his first visit to Russia as secretary of state, travels to Sochi armed with the knowledge Mr Putin is not committed to propping up Mr Maduro. "Vladimir Putin detests Nicolas Maduro," one Venezuelan source with decades of dealings with Russia told The Telegraph. "It's just a question of how to get out of this mess." Until recently Russia was thought to have seen Venezuela as a prized geopolitical gem, rich in resources and located at a valuable crossroads, and worth fighting for. But Mr Putin is believed to have told President...

U.S. Energy Department says oil markets well supplied after attack on ships off UAE

The U.S. Energy Department said on Monday that global oil markets are well supplied despite the attack on Sunday that damaged four vessels off the UAE coast, two of them oil tankers from Saudi Arabia. "The Department of Energy is aware of efforts to disrupt oil shipping as reported by the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates," said Shaylyn Hynes, DOE press secretary, about the attack near Fujairah emirate, one of the world's largest bunkering hubs lying just outside the Strait of Hormuz. The UAE did not describe the nature of the attack or say who was behind it.

US Supreme Court decides to let consumers sue Apple over App Store rules
US Supreme Court decides to let consumers sue Apple over App Store rules

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled against Apple in a case that could have broad implications for the e-commerce industry and which also means the door is now open for consumers to sue the iPhone maker over its App Store rules and practices.In a 5-4 ruling, with Donald Trump appointee Brett Kavanaugh siding with the court's four liberal justices, the decision essentially clears the way for a class action lawsuit against Apple to proceed. That suit will focus on Apple's rules that developers must sell their apps through its app marketplace, in addition to paying a 30 percent commission to Apple.For a bit of background here, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in January 2017 that...

Study: Two cups of coffee a day could help you live longer
Study: Two cups of coffee a day could help you live longer

A 2017 meta-analysis, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that drinking three to four cups of coffee a day was associated with a lower risk of death and developing heart disease compared to drinking no coffee at all. Coffee drinking was also associated with a lower risk of some cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia.

Netanyahu Gets Two-Week Extension to Form Coalition Government

Netanyahu's center-right Likud party and Benny Gantz's center-left Blue & White bloc both won 35 Knesset seats, but Netanyahu was seen to have the better chance of forming a government after religious and nationalist parties won a total of 65 seats in the 120-member legislature. Netanyahu is also said to be discussing proposals that could shield him from prosecution in several long-running corruption probes, or keep his government intact if he's indicted.

Trump says the U.S. is 'right where we want to be with China'

President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the United States is "right were we want to be with China," adding that Beijing "broke the deal with us" and then sought to renegotiate. "We will be taking in Tens of Billions of Dollars in Tariffs from China. Buyers of product can make it themselves in the USA (ideal), or buy it from non-Tariffed countries," Trump said on Twitter.

Kodak Black arrested at Rolling Loud Music Festival
Kodak Black arrested at Rolling Loud Music Festival

The U.S. Marshals Service said Kodak Black was charged with a crime in connection with weapons but didn't elaborate.

Trump may provoke U.S. lawmakers to impeach him -senior Democrat

Democrats are reluctant to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, but he may provoke such a move by continuing to obstruct Congress' efforts to oversee his administration, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, told ABC's "This Week" that impeachment by the Democratic-run House would be politically divisive and unlikely to succeed in the Republican-run Senate. "But he (Trump) may get us there," Schiff said.

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