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Waves of Chinese tourists invade North Korea
Waves of Chinese tourists invade North Korea

Decades later, the monument is a regular stop for new waves of Chinese going to the North, this time as tourists. Hundreds of soldiers and workers have been sprucing up the obelisk and its grounds in recent days ahead of a state visit to Pyongyang by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week. An inscription on it lauds "the Chinese People's Volunteer Army, who fought with us on this land and smashed down the common enemy".

DR officials identify man believed to have paid Ortiz hitmen
DR officials identify man believed to have paid Ortiz hitmen

Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try and kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston. The man was identified as Alberto Miguel Rodríguez Mota, whom authorities say is a fugitive. The announcement was made as a judge held a hearing closed to the public for another suspect nicknamed "Bone." Officials did not release details, but according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press, the man, whose real name is Gabriel Alexánder Pérez Vizcaíno, is accused of being the liaison between the alleged hit men and the...

When will the Rise of the Resistance ride open at Disney's new Star Wars land?
When will the Rise of the Resistance ride open at Disney's new Star Wars land?

Rise of the Resistance, a signature ride at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, is set to open "sometime this year," according to the Disney CEO.

Shark bites 8-year-old boy at North Carolina
Shark bites 8-year-old boy at North Carolina's Bald Head Island

An 8-year-old boy was bitten by a shark Sunday afternoon at Bald Head Island.

US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers
US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers

In an effort to bolster its public case against Iran, the Pentagon on Monday released new photos that officials said show that members of Tehran's Revolutionary Guard were responsible for attacks last week on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf. The images, many taken from a Navy helicopter, show what the Pentagon said were Iranian forces removing an unexploded mine from the side of the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman. The release of the photos came as the U.S. works this week to convince members of Congress and allies that the accusations against Tehran are true.

See Photos of the Porsche 718 Spyder
See Photos of the Porsche 718 Spyder

Bodies of missing Oregon mother, son found
Bodies of missing Oregon mother, son found

Authorities have found the bodies of a missing Oregon woman and her 3-year-old son. The boy's biological father had been charged with killing them before the bodies were found. (June 17)

4 Injured, 3 Arrested After Reports of Shooting During Raptors Celebration, Toronto Police Say
4 Injured, 3 Arrested After Reports of Shooting During Raptors Celebration, Toronto Police Say

Two people sustained "serious but not life-threatening" injuries after shots were fired at a celebration for the Toronto Raptors NBA championship.

Lockheed Martin announces $142M expansion of Arkansas plant

Lockheed Martin said Monday that will spend $142 million and hire 326 new workers over the next few years as it expands its southern Arkansas facility. The Maryland-based company announced the expansion of its plant in Camden, about 85 miles (140 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock. The facility currently employs about 700 workers.

This big bank is eliminating all fees on checking and savings accounts
This big bank is eliminating all fees on checking and savings accounts

Discover is doing away with fees of any kind on its checking, savings, money market and certificate of deposit accounts.

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map
High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates this year using a map seen as favorable to Democrats as a result of a ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. The political boundaries are important because Republicans currently control the House by a slim majority. Virginia is the only one where Democrats have a chance of flipping control of the House and Senate.

Relatives of man killed in Corona Costco shooting seek answers as LAPD launches investigation
Relatives of man killed in Corona Costco shooting seek answers as LAPD launches investigation

The Los Angeles Police Department is launching its own investigation into the deadly shooting involving one of its officers inside a Costco Wholesale store in Corona.

David Ortiz's family members post heartwarming Father's Day messages
David Ortiz's family members post heartwarming Father's Day messages

Sunday marked one week since former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz wasshot in the back at close range in his native Dominican Republic

Intense Garlic Hack Has Captivated the Internet and People Have Never Been More Pumped to Peel
Intense Garlic Hack Has Captivated the Internet and People Have Never Been More Pumped to Peel

This is a life-changing hack for garlic lovers

Nearly 50 Jimmy Buffett fans reportedly fall ill in Dominican Republic
Nearly 50 Jimmy Buffett fans reportedly fall ill in Dominican Republic

Nearly 50 members of a Jimmy Buffet fan club got sick while vacationing in theDominican Republic in April, KFOR reports

Trump's Mexico tariff threat shows Congress must reclaim trade powers and much more
Trump's Mexico tariff threat shows Congress must reclaim trade powers and much more

From trade to energy to health care to transportation, Trump is exercising legislative powers past Congresses gave presidents. Time to take them back.

Strong earthquake hits southern China; injuries reported

A strong earthquake hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night and some people were injured, officials and news reports said. The U.S. Geological Survey warned there could be significant damage. The nearest major city, Chongqing, is 200 kilometers (120 miles) to the northeast.

Oklahomans Fall Mysteriously Ill While on Trip to the Dominican Republic
Oklahomans Fall Mysteriously Ill While on Trip to the Dominican Republic

47 out of 114 people traveling to the Dominican Republic with an Oklahoma City travel agency became sick during their vacation. One person said they lost 14 pounds, and others were unable to get out of bed.

Prime Day came early for the best-selling Instant Pot, which is down to its lowest price of 2019
Prime Day came early for the best-selling Instant Pot, which is down to its lowest price of 2019

Is your old multi-cooker showing its age? Or perhaps you haven't yet gotten yourself an Instant Pot to see what all the fuss is about. Whatever the case may be, today is your lucky day because Prime Day pretty much just came early for the largest version of Instant Pot's best-selling model. That's right, the Instant Pot DUO80 8 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker normally costs $140 but today it's all the way down to $84.99, the lowest price of 2019. Definitely get one before this deal is done!Here's some important info from the product page: * Duo 8 Quart, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker,...

Four retirement scenarios and how new legislation could help
Four retirement scenarios and how new legislation could help

Washington is looking at some key changes as part of a bipartisan retirement bill called the SECURE Act. The bill passed the House in May.

Amazon synod to debate ordination of married men
Amazon synod to debate ordination of married men

An upcoming Vatican global synod dedicated to the Amazon is set to discuss allowing married men in remote areas to be ordained as priests, according to a preview of the meeting made public on Monday. The much-anticipated discussion, which will form part of the October 6 to 27 synod, is aimed at boosting the stock of potential clergy in far-flung areas where they are currently scarce. Pope Francis has repeatedly said there is no doctrinal prohibition on married men who have reached a certain age from becoming priests, and therefore the discipline could be changed.

SCOTUS Sends Gay-Wedding-Cake Case Back to State Court
SCOTUS Sends Gay-Wedding-Cake Case Back to State Court

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case involving an Oregon bakery that refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, sending the dispute back to a state court and forgoing an opportunity to clarify its position on the matter after ruling narrowly in favor of a Colorado baker in a similar case last year.Melissa and Aaron Klein, who together own Sweetcakes by Melissa, were fined $135,000 after a lesbian couple filed a complaint with Oregon's Board of Labor and Industries in response to the Kleins' refusal to bake a cake for their wedding. The Supreme Court's Monday decision represents a partial victory for the Kleins as it wipes out a lower court's previous ruling against...

Forensics firm says it can break into any iPhone or high-end Android phone
Forensics firm says it can break into any iPhone or high-end Android phone

Apple makes it a point with every product announcement to stress security and privacy features. That exact thing happened just a few weeks ago at Apple's annual developer event, where the company unveiled several new privacy-centric features that other companies might not be able to replicate (because, you know, Android). But iPhone encryption is only as good as your password. If you don't use one, or if your password can be easily guessed, anyone with physical access to your phone can get into it. Then there are companies out there that specialize in unlocking mobile devices regardless of how strong the password is, companies that have been working with law enforcement agencies to crack...

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Today's best deals: $7 Alexa smart plugs, $13 color smart lights, $25 Fire TV Stick, $15 Wi-Fi extender, more

We're kicking off the new week with a phenomenal roundup of the best daily deals we could find. Highlights include top-rated Alexa and Google enabled smart plugs for just over $7 a piece when you buy a 4-pack and clip the $3 coupon, renewed Fire TV Sticks for $24.99, the best-selling TP-Link Wi-Fi range extender on Amazon for just $14.99, brand new iPads at their lowest prices of all time, the Apple Watch Series 3 in both sizes at all-time low prices, $13 color LED smart light bulbs that are just as good as $50 Philips Hue bulbs, a 10W fast wireless charging stand for only $8.99, $70 Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers for just $49.99 a piece, the best-selling Instant Pot at its lowest price...

Insider claims Apple will launch 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch 5G iPhone models next year
Insider claims Apple will launch 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch 5G iPhone models next year

Leaks concerning this fall's upcoming iPhone models continue to trickle out at a steady pace, but some analysts are already looking ahead to 2020. In a research note shared with AnTuTu (via MacRumors), TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed new details about the prospective 2020 smartphone lineup from Apple.According to Kuo, Apple will once again release three iPhone models in 2020, but will make significant changes to the designs of the high-end models. The successors to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max will supposedly feature 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch displays, respectively, and will both support 5G. The iPhone 11R follow-up will retain a 6.1-inch display, but Kuo believes...

Apple Watch Series 3 models are back down to $199 on Amazon, an all-time low
Apple Watch Series 3 models are back down to $199 on Amazon, an all-time low

If you have an iPhone but not an Apple Watch, you're really missing out. It's so awesome to not have to pull your phone out of your pocket or bag every time you get a notification. On top of that, Apple Watch complications are like smartphone widgets so you can see important information without having to open any apps. Now is the perfect time to get in on the Apple Watch action because the Apple Watch Series 3 just dropped back down to its lowest price on Amazon, starting at just $199 for the 38mm version and $229 for the larger 42mm model! Definitely check them out.Here are the key details from the product page: * GPS * Optical heart sensor * Digital Crown * S3 with dual-core...

U.S. businesses beg to be left off Trump
U.S. businesses beg to be left off Trump's tariff list

The higher tariffs would affect everything from apparel and footwear to fireworks and cellphones, and was likely to raise prices for U.S. consumers, the companies warned in submissions ahead of the start of seven days of public hearings on Monday. Diane Cheatham, owner of Diane's Formal Affair, an Alabama-based women's boutique, said new tariffs would completely shut down her American suppliers, who will be unable to come up with the funding to cover the additional 25% they would need to pay to import their products. "I am writing this letter pleading with you to keep our industry out of the next round of tariffs," Cheatham said.

U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling against wedding cake bakers who rebuffed lesbians
U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling against wedding cake bakers who rebuffed lesbians

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling against the owners of an Oregon bakery who refused based on their Christian beliefs to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in another case pitting gay rights against religious rights. The justices in a brief order sent the case back to an Oregon court so it can reconsider its 2017 ruling upholding the state's $135,000 penalty against the bakery owners for violating an Oregon anti-discrimination law in light of the Supreme Court's 2018 decision in a strikingly similar case from Colorado.

State media say Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea
State media say Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill. Xi will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the visit on Thursday and Friday, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency also announced the visit, but provided no further details.

Pfizer acquires Array Biopharma, valued at $11.4 billion
Pfizer acquires Array Biopharma, valued at $11.4 billion

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Monday announced the acquisition of Array BioPharma, a biotechnology firm that specializes in cancer drugs, the latest in a long list of biotech mergers in recent years. In a statement, Pfizer said it offered $48 per share in cash for Array, putting an $11.4 billion value on the company. "The board of directors of both companies have approved the merger," Pfizer said.

600 people on Monsanto
600 people on Monsanto 'watch lists' in Germany, France: Bayer

US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto kept lists of around 600 key pro- and anti-pesticides figures in Germany and France alone, its German parent company Bayer said Monday amid a widening probe. Bayer has admitted the lists covered politicians, journalists and others across seven European countries and in Brussels. "Update on Monsanto stakeholder lists: until the end of last week, the firm hired by Bayer contacted all the people on the German and French lists," Bayer's press department tweeted.

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AOC: 'Hyde Amendment Is about Income Inequality' Not Abortion

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Sunday praised former vice president Joe Biden for his recently announced opposition to the Hyde amendment and said that her own opposition to the prohibition on the direct federal funding of abortion is rooted in her concern about income inequality."I'm encourage by the fact that he is now against the Hyde Amendment," Ocasio-Cortez told ABC's Jonathan Karl when asked about Biden's recent reversal on the issue.Ocasio-Cortez, who launched a petition over the weekend to build public support for the amendment's repeal, went on to explain that the direct federal funding of abortion is necessary to protect the abortion rights of...

New leak may confirm Samsung
New leak may confirm Samsung's massive Galaxy Note 10 redesign

It's still far too early to say for certain whether the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ have truly been a success for Samsung. The second quarter of 2019 will be the first full quarter of sales for the company's new flagship phones series, so we should find out sometime next month whether the Galaxy S10 series gave Samsung's mobile division the boost it so sorely needed after last year's Galaxy S9 series was a flop. What we can say for certain, however, is that the Galaxy S10 series is a massive step in the right direction for Samsung. While last year's Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagship phones were uninspired and boring, this year's Galaxy S10 phones finally feature the elegant...

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf
Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers around the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers and restored crippling sanctions. May 5: John Bolton, the White House national security adviser and a longtime Iran hawk, announces the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group and a bomber task force in response to "a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings," without providing details.

24 Cool Classic Cars That Are Perfect for a Collector on a Budget
24 Cool Classic Cars That Are Perfect for a Collector on a Budget

Vatican to consider married priests for Amazon region in historic shift
Vatican to consider married priests for Amazon region in historic shift

The Vatican has suggested allowing married men to become priests in the Amazon, in an unprecedented move that could pave the way for similar reforms in other parts of the world. There is a drastic shortage of Catholic priests in the jungles, swamps and townships of the Amazon Basin, which is home to around 30 million people, millions of them indigenous. It is a vast area that extends across the boundaries of nine countries, from Peru and Bolivia to Brazil and Surinam. In a bid to address the problem, the Vatican released a document on Monday in which it said the Catholic Church should consider allowing married men to become priests in remote areas. The men would ideally be older,...

Whoops - The U.S. Army Owns Potentially Hundreds of Thousands of Faulty Guns
Whoops - The U.S. Army Owns Potentially Hundreds of Thousands of Faulty Guns

It's an inescapable reality that in big institutions, people will sometimes overlook memos and misplace equipment.But that's cold comfort to the U.S. Army, which is struggling to select a new handgun while also dealing with the fallout from its last, controversial pistol choice.That's right - overlooked memos and misplaced equipment.This first appeared in 2016.In August 2015, the ground combat branch inspected its Beretta M-9 pistols to make sure the guns had key safety fixes. The Army was supposed to have finished upgrading all the guns … more than two decades ago."During a training exercise, a soldier was injured when a slide failure resulted in the rear portion of the slide separating...

Vatican formally opens debate on married priests in Amazon
Vatican formally opens debate on married priests in Amazon

The Vatican formally opened debate Monday on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass. The call for study on the proposal was contained in the working document, released Monday, for an October meeting of South American bishops on the Amazon. The document, prepared by the Vatican based on input from the region, affirmed that celibacy is a gift for the Catholic Church.

Storms strand hundreds of travelers inside United Airlines terminal at Bush Airport
Storms strand hundreds of travelers inside United Airlines terminal at Bush Airport

Some passengers told ABC13 it could be another 24 hours before they're finally able to leave the airport.

Belgian dad pleas for help to find son missing in Australia
Belgian dad pleas for help to find son missing in Australia

An encrypted phone message sent by a missing Belgian tourist could hold a clue to the 18-year-old's disappearance from an Australian coastal town, his father said on Monday. Theo Hayez was last seen leaving a Byron Bay nightclub late on May 31. Hayez on Monday made a public appeal for help to access his son's encrypted WhatsApp account.

Alibaba Plans Stock Split as It Preps Giant Listing

China's largest company is proposing to increase the number of ordinary shares eight-fold to 32 billion, it said in a statement. The proposal will be discussed and put to a vote at its annual general meeting in Hong Kong on July 15. Alibaba is said to have filed for a listing in Hong Kong last week via a confidential exchange application.

Joshua Wong: Poster child of Hong Kong
Joshua Wong: Poster child of Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Movement'

Joshua Wong was the unlikely hero who helped lead a movement that inspired hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers to take over the city's streets for two months in 2014 calling for fully free elections. Scrawny, with gaunt features and a studious frown, the then 17-year-old spearheaded the mass "Umbrella Movement" protests, which were a reaction to restrictions from Beijing on how Hong Kong's next leader would be chosen. Alongside fellow student leaders Nathan Law and Alex Chow, Wong's speeches and calls for civil disobedience electrified the crowds but the movement failed to win any concessions from China or Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leaders.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison

Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests. Wong's release from the Lai Chi Kok Correctional Facility came as student demonstrators and police were gathered near the city's government headquarters after a protest on Sunday that organizers said drew nearly 2 million people.

Here Are Five New Takeaways From Trump
Here Are Five New Takeaways From Trump's ABC News Interview

ABC NewsBy the time ABC News aired its lengthy, wide-ranging, and extensive interview with President Trump on Sunday evening, many of the most headline-making moments had already been released by the network via excerpts. Washington has already been rocked, for example, by the bombshell revelation that Trump was seemingly open to the idea of receiving dirt on his 2020 opponents from foreign entities and didn't think it was necessary to contact the FBI if approached.But while we already knew heading into Sunday night that Trump wouldn't speak to Robert Mueller because he was concerned about lying, that he didn't fire Mueller because firings didn't "work out too well" for Richard Nixon, and...

Multiple people shot in Southwest Philadelphia
Multiple people shot in Southwest Philadelphia

Police are on the scene of a shooting involving multiple victims in Southwest Philadelphia Sunday night.

Small plane hits power lines, crashes in California lake
Small plane hits power lines, crashes in California lake

Authorities say a small plane has crashed into Lake Tulloch after striking power lines

The Lowdown: The Army
The Lowdown: The Army's 'New' M-1A2C Abrams Tank Is Coming.

Kennedy told Lima News the tank plant's workforce has grown from around 500 to more than 600 since a hiring spree started in late 2018. He said he expects the workforce to expand to 700 by the end of 2019 and exceed 900 in 2020.The U.S. Army's newest tank in the summer of 2019 should enter service with the first large unit to use the type.(This first appeared last month.)The Army in late 2017 accepted the very first M-1A2C Abrams tanks. Nearly two years later the service has enough of the new vehicles to equip an entire brigade."We're in the throes of getting that together," Hank Kennedy, a manager at General Dynamics' tank plant in Lima Ohio, told Lima News.The "first brigade is critical...

Trump defends decision not to sit for an in-person interview with Mueller: Part 5
Trump defends decision not to sit for an in-person interview with Mueller: Part 5

Trump told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that what former White House counsel Don McGahn told Mueller "doesn't matter" because "I was never going to fire Mueller. I never suggested firing Mueller."

Trump on polls showing Biden ahead:
Trump on polls showing Biden ahead: 'I don't believe those polls': Part 1

During the first day of ABC News' 30-hour embed, Trump told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that "there's no way [Joe Biden] beats me in Texas... my polls show that I'm winning everywhere."

The Latest: Hong Kong police say want to clear protesters
The Latest: Hong Kong police say want to clear protesters

Hong Kong police say they want to clear the streets of protesters Monday morning. Many protesters spent Sunday night near government headquarters after a huge protest against a proposed law that they fear will increase Beijing's influence over the semi-autonomous territory. Pro-democracy activists helping to drive mass protests in Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law have rejected an apology issued by the city's leader.

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