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India is now imposing increased tariffs on 28 U.S. products including apples, almonds and walnuts, a move seen as a retaliatory act.
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.
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.
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...
Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke all stressed the need to increase access to capital for black business owners as part of a broader effort to address wealth inequality. Warren expounded on what she's called her tax on "ultra-millionaires," which she says would fund her education proposals, including student debt cancellation for...
17-year-old Paige Winter was attacked by a shark off the North Carolina coast earlier this month, losing a leg and part of her hand. Winter says she's going to be the "same old Paigy." (June 14)
The US administration, divided between hard-line hawks and a Donald Trump who fears plunging the country into another "endless" war, is struggling to define its strategy against Iran -- as demonstrated by its uncertain response to recent developments in the Gulf of Oman. Here is what we know about the US response and administration thinking. It took only hours for Washington to directly accuse Tehran of being "responsible" for the attacks Thursday against two oil tankers.
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Donald Trump defended Kellyanne Conway from a watchdog report that found she violated a law prohibiting political speech in her official capacity.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready, even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. "We want to get them back to the table," Trump told Fox News in an interview. Thursday's attacks raised questions about shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, a key commercial route, and what steps the United States may take to protect the area.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that intelligence demonstrated Iran's culpability, but he provided no evidence to support the assertion.
A South Carolina jury sentenced a man to death on Thursday after convicting him of murdering his five young children at their mobile home in 2014 before driving their decomposing bodies through several states and dumping them in Alabama. The jurors voted unanimously to give Timothy Jones the death penalty. Jurors considered whether to give Jones the death penalty or life in prison without possibility of parole.
(Bloomberg) -- An attack on two oil tankers near the entrance to the Persian Gulf was likely done by a state actor, according to a U.S. official, heightening tensions over a potential military confrontation between the U.S. and Iran. Oil prices surged.
The Tennessee man killed by U.S. marshals, sparking clashes with police overnight, became a father for a second time recently, had plans to attend college and was once arrested for marijuana possession, according to his father and public records. The victim, a Memphis resident identified by authorities as Brandon Webber, was 20 years old and the eldest of eight children, his father, Sonny Webber, said in an interview. Agents of the U.S. Marshals Service shot and killed the younger Webber while trying to arrest him on multiple warrants at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, the state Bureau of Investigation said.
The Trump administration is expanding efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles, denying additional requests by Tesla Inc for tariff relief on key components of its electric vehicles, and rejecting ride-hailing company Uber's petition to waive tariffs on electric scooters and at least 50 separate requests by General Motors Co. After the United States slapped 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports last year under the two countries' trade dispute, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) allowed companies to petition for exemptions.
Iran's supreme leader said Thursday that the U.S. would be powerless to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and said no further negotiations with American leaders are forthcoming."America could not do anything" to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, although the state terror sponsor is not currently seeking them, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly told Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was visiting Tehran in an effort to ease tensions between Iran and the U.S.Tehran "will in no way repeat" negotiations with the U.S., Khamenei reportedly also told Abe. "We have no doubt about your good will and seriousness, but . . . I don't regard Trump as deserving any exchange of...
Some Republicans say impeaching President Trump would backfire the way it did against the GOP in 1998. Democrats are trying to focus on an earlier era.
Panel of former Obama staffers react to Joe Biden's campaign on 'The Story.'
If you're suddenly having trouble connecting any of your Bluetooth devices to your Windows PC this week, don't be alarmed -- this is by design. As Windows Latest observed on Wednesday, the latest security updates for a variety of Windows OS versions (including Windows 10) feature a patch for Bluetooth devices that Microsoft deems "unsecure." All versions of Windows 10 received this update, as did Windows 8.1.If you're currently using any outdated Bluetooth devices on a regular basis, you may experience issues pairing those devices with your Windows computer once the update is installed. Here's Microsoft's description of the issue:> You may experience issues pairing,...
President Donald Trump slammed reports Wednesday that his internal re-election campaign polls show him trailing Democratic front-runner Joe Biden as well as other candidates in the 2020 presidential race. (June 12)
Funds from sale of Andrés Manuel López Obrador's jet will be put toward the deployment of the newly formed national guard The presidential plane, pictured in Colombia in June 2017. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to fund a crackdown on migrants to Mexico from Central America with proceeds from the sale of his office's aircraft, a 787 Dreamliner which has been on offer since shortly after the Mexican president took office in December. Funds from the sale would be put toward the deployment of the newly formed national guard which has the power to detain migrants without correct papers, López Obrador said on Wednesday. Under the deal struck...
Ford Motor Co. issued several recalls, including more than 1.2 million Ford Explorer SUVs and more than 120,000 Ford F-150 pickup trucks.
"He didn't know what they were going to do. He's a fan of David's," Feliz Garcia's lawyer said.
A judge will sentence the man accused of killing three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill four years ago.
Biden spoke in southeastern Iowa Tuesday, hours before the president was set to arrive in the state. "Our politicians let other countries push us around, treat us badly, treat our country with no respect - and you'd see that with Biden," Trump said. Biden is seeking to portray himself as Trump's inevitable 2020 competitor, even before votes are cast in the state's first-in-the-nation nominating contest.
The Trump administration is threatening to invoke presidential powers to withhold documents on its efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census, unless House Democrats drop threats to hold two top Trump advisers in contempt of Congress. In a letter to House of Representatives Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, a Democrat, President Donald Trump's Justice Department on Tuesday accused the committee of failing to follow constitutional norms by refusing to negotiate over the scope of census-related material the panel seeks to examine. The letter described as "premature" Cummings' decision to schedule a committee vote for Wednesday on holding Attorney General...
President Donald Trump's eldest son will testify Wednesday behind closed doors to a Republican-led Senate committee investigating Russia election meddling, a congressional source said. The appearance by Donald Trump Jr before the Senate Intelligence Committee follows a dispute that made headlines last month when the president expressed surprise that his son was being hauled before Congress for a second time as part of the panel's probe. Trump Jr, the 41-year-old currently at the helm of the Trump Organization, is expected to be questioned beginning around 9:15 am (1315 GMT), the source familiar with the proceedings said Tuesday.
The vice president says that at embassies around the world, 'one American flag flies'
US authorities are scrambling to get to the bottom of a rash of deaths of US tourists in the Dominican Republic, with the number of reported fatalities over the past year now rising to six. Three people whose deaths have been confirmed all arrived on May 25 in San Pedro de Macoris, a seaside resort in the south of the Caribbean country, Dominican authorities said. Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, booked a room with her husband at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville hotel.
Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday called on the Justice Department's antitrust division chief, Makan Delrahim, to recuse himself from the department's antitrust investigations into Google and Apple, saying his past lobbying for the companies raised conflict of interest concerns. In a letter to Delrahim, Warren said Alphabet Inc's Google had hired him in 2007 to lobby federal antitrust officials on behalf of the company's proposed acquisition of online advertising company DoubleClick Inc, and he had reported an estimated $100,000 in income from Google in that year.
Reaction and analysis from criminal defense attorney David Bruno on 'Fox & Friends First.'
Paul Hawthorne/GettyLinda Fairstein, the prosecutor of the now-exonerated "Central Park Five," was dropped by her publisher and pressured to resign from the board of charities after the Netflix series When They See Us renewed scrutiny of her role in the case.But the former sex crime investigator is doubling down on her claim that she did nothing wrong, attacking the production and suggesting there was good resason for authorities and jurors to think the black teens took part in the infamous 1989 attack on a white jogger.In a Monday night op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, Fairstein called Ava DuVernay's dramatization of the polarizing crime an "outrage." Days earlier, Fairstein also...
Scores of Hong Kong businesses have vowed to shut down as anger builds over government plans to push through a law allowing extraditions to China, despite a huge weekend protest. The financial hub was rocked by a huge rally on Sunday -- the largest since the city's 1997 return to China -- as vast crowds called on the city's leaders to scrap the Beijing-backed plan. Many are fearful that the proposal will tangle people up in the mainland's opaque courts and hammer Hong Kong's reputation as an international business hub.
A helicopter crash-landed on top of a 51-storey building in New York City on Monday, catching fire and killing the pilot. The helicopter took off at 1:32pm from the heliport on 34th Street, and flew for 11 minutes before crashing. The pilot was named by local media on Monday night as Tim McCormack, and he had been flying a private client shortly before the accident. He had finished the trip, and was heading home to Linden, New Jersey, when the crash happened. The helicopter was reportedly owned by a company called American Continental Properties Inc, the New York Post said. Firefighters work on the roof of 787 Seventh Avenue at 51st Street after a helicopter crashed there Credit: Getty...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he would visit India this month to forge closer relations with re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pompeo told reporters that he would outline areas for new cooperation with Modi's India during a speech Wednesday in Washington ahead of his trip to New Delhi. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus, speaking after Pompeo, said the top US diplomat could leave for Delhi on June 24.
Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States could soon spend months or even years in Mexico waiting for their cases to be heard.
The UN's nuclear watchdog chief revealed on Monday that Iran has accelerated its production of enriched uranium, as Tehran warned the US it "cannot expect to stay safe" after introducing sanctions on the country. Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), voiced rare concern over "increasing tensions" between Washington and the Islamic Republic. He said Tehran was now producing more enriched uranium than before, following through with a threat made last month. Iran announced in early May that it no longer considered itself bound to keep to the limits of stocks of heavy water and enriched uranium which were agreed as part of the...
Former Assistant Secretary of State Robert Charles weighs in on President Trump's new immigration deal with Mexico.
Real or fake news? You decide. State-run Chinese media is claiming that the People's Liberation Army has been able to track the U.S. Air Force's Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth fighters over the East China Sea. While the Chinese report might be easily dismissed as propaganda-it is not beyond the realm of possibility. In fact-it's very possible that China can track the Raptor. Stealth is not a cloak of invisibility, after all. Stealth technology simply delays detection and tracking.(This first appeared in 2016.)First off, if a Raptor is carrying external fuel tanks-as it often does during "ferry missions"-it is not in a stealth configuration. Moreover, the aircraft is often fitted with...
Dustin Chambers/GettyOne month after Joe Biden announced his run for president, several Fox News stars have already begun quietly pushing rumors that the 76-year-old ex-veep is in poor health.Since the end of May, Fox Business Network and Fox News star Lisa "Kennedy" Montgomery and Fox News prime-time host Sean Hannity have speculated on-air, on at least four separate occasions, that the current Democratic presidential frontrunner is secretly dealing with health issues, often comparing his condition to illness-related conspiracy theories the network pushed about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.The Biden rumor-mongering seemingly began May 29, during the broadcast of Fox News'...
Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader said Monday she had no plans to scrap a controversial plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, a day after huge crowds came out to oppose the proposal. "This is a very important piece of legislation that will help to uphold justice and also ensure that Hong Kong will fulfil her international obligations in terms of cross-boundary and transnational crimes," chief executive Carrie Lam told reporters. The city government is pushing a bill through the legislature that would allow extraditions to any jurisdiction with which it does not already have a treaty -- including mainland China.
Simon McGillAt least one person was killed and six people were injured in Dallas on Sunday after a storm that is battering the southeast caused a construction crane to collapse, crushing several floors of an apartment building and a parking garage. The Elan City Lights apartment complex and its parking garbage were sliced through. The worst of the damage was on the eastern residential side, according to reports.Jason Evans, a spokesman with Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, told reporters at a briefing on the accident that five of the wounded were in serious and critical condition, and a sixth person was hospitalized and later released. Names and conditions of victims have not been...
With Sony sitting E3 out for the first time this year, Microsoft has the opportunity to dictate the narrative of the show. This is, by default, the biggest press conference of E3 2019, and the Xbox team is expected to take full advantage of that with game reveals, discussion of next-generation consoles, and demos of new technology.The Xbox E3 2019 Briefing begins on Sunday, June 9th at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET, and although you can get free stuff by watching on Mixer, we've also embedded the stream at the top of the post. Microsoft will also be hosting a special E3 2019 edition of Inside Xbox, so be sure to tune back in on Monday to see more games in action.Recent leaks and reports have...
Whether you consider it an ATV with a steering wheel or a single-seat side-by-side, the ACE 900 is a lot of fun on the trails.
Vans promised a collaboration with Harry Potter creators. See the new shoes and apparel items .
Pro-democracy protest leaders on Saturday called on Sudanese to take part in acts of civil disobedience in a bid to pressure the military to hand over power after the deadly break-up of their main sit-in in the capital of Khartoum earlier this week. The call came a day after Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met separately with the ruling generals and the protest leaders in an effort to revive talks that were almost dead after the dispersal of the sit-in outside the military's headquarters on Monday. The Sudan Doctors' Central Committee, one of the protest groups, said at least 113 people have been killed and more than 500 wounded since Monday.
What does Biden's sudden flip on the Hyde Amendment say? Democrats for Life of America executive director Kristen Day weighs in.
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