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Several Tornadoes Touch Down Across Oklahoma
Several Tornadoes Touch Down Across Oklahoma

Residents in several Oklahoma communities were forced to take shelter as severe storms moved through their area on Monday.

Ocasio-Cortez says it is time to open impeachment inquiry against Trump
Ocasio-Cortez says it is time to open impeachment inquiry against Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has so far resisted calls for Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings, instead backing continued investigations of Trump and his administration by numerous congressional panels instead. "I think it's time for us to, at the very least, open an impeachment inquiry ... we've been given no choice I think, in this scenario," Ocasio-Cortez said outside the House of Representatives. The report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller stopped short of declaring that the president obstructed justice, but it also did not exonerate him.

Huawei Founder Believes New U.S. Order Will Have No Impact on Sales
Huawei Founder Believes New U.S. Order Will Have No Impact on Sales

The founder of Huawei Technologies says that President Trump's recent curb on sales will have little effect on the company.

New Feature on 2020 Chevrolet and GMC Models Won
New Feature on 2020 Chevrolet and GMC Models Won't Let Car Move Till Driver Fastens Seatbelt

The new tech is called Buckle to Drive, and it rolls out on several Chevrolet and GMC models for 2020 as part of the Teen Driver package.

Meghan McCain Demands to Be Taken Seriously by
Meghan McCain Demands to Be Taken Seriously by 'The View' Co-Hosts

During Tuesday's broadcast of The View, co-host Meghan McCain seemed a bit irritated and annoyed with her colleagues for not taking her viewpoints on politics seriously enough, insisting at one point that she comes to the show every day to give a "different perspective" even though it is an "unpopular one."With the show hitting the air just moments after a House Judiciary Committee hearing adjourned following former White House counsel Don McGahn defying a congressional subpoena, the hosts jumped right into a debate over impeachment and whether the president attempted to obstruct justice.This prompted outspoken liberal co-host Joy Behar to take aim at the Republican Party as a whole for...

Eiffel Tower climber
Eiffel Tower climber 'admitted to psychiatric unit'

A man, believed to be Russian, who sparked a mass evacuation of the Eiffel Tower by scaling the iconic Paris landmark has been admitted to a psychiatric unit, legal sources said Tuesday. The man caused chaos Monday and the closure of the monument to tourists by spending six hours clinging to the outer metal framework of the Eiffel Tower. An investigation has been opened for unauthorised entry into a cultural monument, a judicial source said.

US abortion rights activists to protest
US abortion rights activists to protest 'attack' on access

Demonstrations were planned across the United States on Tuesday in defense of the right to abortion, which activists see as increasingly under attack. The "Day of Action" rallies come after the state of Alabama last week passed the country's most restrictive abortion ban, prohibiting the procedure in all cases -- even rape and incest -- unless the mother's life is at risk. While the measure in Alabama is seen as particularly Draconian, it is among about 14 states which have adopted laws banning or drastically restricting access to abortion, according to activists.

U.S. eases curbs on Huawei; founder says clampdown underestimates Chinese firm
U.S. eases curbs on Huawei; founder says clampdown underestimates Chinese firm

SHANGHAI/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States has temporarily eased trade restrictions on China's Huawei to minimize disruption for its customers, a move the founder of the world's largest telecoms equipment maker said meant little because it was already prepared for U.S. action. The U.S. Commerce Department blocked Huawei Technologies from buying U.S. goods last week, a major escalation in the trade war between the world's two top economies, saying the firm was involved in activities contrary to national security. The two countries increased import tariffs on each other's goods over the past two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump said China had reneged on earlier commitments...

At least 19 tornadoes touched down from Texas to Oklahoma, causing widespread damage
At least 19 tornadoes touched down from Texas to Oklahoma, causing widespread damage

The biggest threat appeared to be flash flooding from torrential rains that accompanied the storms, forecasters said.

'Plan B': Huawei's operating system headache after Android ban

Google's decision to partially cut off Huawei devices from its Android operating system has presented the Chinese tech titan with one of its most dramatic challenges yet: how to keep up with the competition if it cannot use the platform that powers nearly every other smartphone in the world? If it should be the case that we can no longer use these systems (like Android)... we would therefore need to be well-armed," Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group, told German newspaper Die Welt in an interview published in March. Washington last week imposed a ban on the sale or transfer of American technology to the firm -- which could impact hundreds of millions of Huawei phones...

US delays Huawei ban for 90 days
US delays Huawei ban for 90 days

US officials have issued a 90-day reprieve on their ban on dealing with Chinese tech giant Huawei, saying breathing space was needed to avoid huge disruption. A Commerce Department filing said the delay does not change the ban imposed by President Donald Trump on national security grounds, an action with major implications for US and Chinese technology firms. Instead, it grants a temporary license that will allow Huawei to continue doing business with American firms.

U.S. eases restrictions on China
U.S. eases restrictions on China's Huawei to keep networks, phones operating

The U.S. Commerce Department will allow Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to purchase American-made goods in order to maintain existing networks and provide software updates to existing Huawei handsets. The U.S. government said it imposed the restrictions because of Huawei's involvement in activities contrary to national security or foreign policy interests. The new authorization is intended to give telecommunications operators that rely on Huawei equipment time to make other arrangements, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in a statement.

Federal judge refuses to block House subpoena for Trump's financial records
Federal judge refuses to block House subpoena for Trump's financial records

A federal judge refused to block a House subpoena Monday for President Donald Trump's financial records held by his longtime accountant.

'I don't feel safe': Alabama newspapers publish letters by women on abortion ban
'I don't feel safe': Alabama newspapers publish letters by women on abortion ban

Three local publications devoted their Sunday editions to essays from women, ranging from fear to grappling with personal beliefs People walk to the Alabama state capitol during the March for Reproductive Freedom against the state's new abortion law, in Montgomery, Alabama, on 19 May. Photograph: Michael Spooneybarger/Reuters Three major Alabama newspapers devoted their Sunday editions to letters from women across the state, offering an expansive look into the reactions after a nearly all-male state legislature passed the nation's strictest abortion ban last week. The Alabama Media Group, which operates the Birmingham News, the Huntsville Times and the Mobile Press-Register, filled...

White House instructs former counsel Don McGahn to defy congressional subpoena
White House instructs former counsel Don McGahn to defy congressional subpoena

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler had threatened to hold McGahn in contempt of Congress if he doesn't testify; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports.

Fifth Migrant Child Since December Dies in Border Patrol Custody
Fifth Migrant Child Since December Dies in Border Patrol Custody

A 16-year-old boy from Guatemala passed away Monday after being apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, the fifth migrant child to die in Border Patrol custody since December, according to CBP."The men and women of CBP are saddened by the tragic loss of this young man and our condolences are with his family," read a statement from acting CBP commissioner John Sanders. "CBP is committed to the health, safety and humane treatment of those in our custody."Customs and Border Protection said that the boy crossed the southern border illegally, and was arrested on May 13 near Hidalgo, Texas and placed in Border Patrol's Weslaco Station in the Rio Grande Valley...

Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values
Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's governor said Monday the new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects the high value residents place on the "sanctity of life," adding she doesn't expect any fallout from the controversial measure on tourism or business recruitment.

Eyewitness This: Disneyland
Eyewitness This: Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle to reopen, 'Game of Thrones' fans spot blooper, billionaire to pay off grads' student debt

Here are some stories to start your day. After months of repair, Disneyland is reopening its Sleeping Beauty Castle. As fans discuss the final episode of "Game of Thrones," many are also talking about a water bottle. Plus, a billionaire tech investor and philanthropist made the dreams of 400 college graduates in Georgia come true.

Huawei to the Danger Zone: Chinese Telecommunications Company Threatens Britain
Huawei to the Danger Zone: Chinese Telecommunications Company Threatens Britain's National Security

The news that the United States has put Huawei on the Entities List comes as the Henry Jackson Society publishes a report on the prospect of including Huawei into the United Kingdom's build of 5G. I coauthored this report alongside Member of Parliament Bob Seely and Professor Peter Varnish. My job was to look into claims around Huawei's place within China's foreign-policy strategy. We have all seen claims around it being too close to the PLA or China's security services, but were they actually true? Were these claims just an overly-protectionist America seeking to discredit a successful Chinese tech competitor to Apple and Silicon Valley? This whole discussion took place in the wake of a...

Alabama rape victim speaks out against anti-abortion bill
Alabama rape victim speaks out against anti-abortion bill

After being raped by a co-worker two years ago, Samantha Blakely had an abortion. The 25-year-old Blakely is among women speaking out after the conservative southern US state adopted the toughest anti-abortion legislation in the country. The Alabama bill, which takes effect in November unless it is blocked in the courts, places a near-total ban on ending a pregnancy, even in cases of rape and incest.

Last laugh: Ukraine comedian who became president
Last laugh: Ukraine comedian who became president

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky had already been inaugurated as president of Ukraine -- as a character in the popular TV show "Servant of the People". Supporters see the political novice as a breath of fresh air but critics say he is a puppet of powerful rivals to outgoing leader Petro Poroshenko. In his inauguration speech on Monday, he took a tough line, immediately calling the dissolution of a hostile parliament and declaring his top priority is a ceasefire in Ukraine's conflict with Moscow-armed separatists in the east.

Huawei mobile users ponder switching brand after Google news
Huawei mobile users ponder switching brand after Google news

LONDON/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Time to abandon the Huawei phone? Google said on Monday it would comply with an order by U.S. President Donald Trump to stop supplying Huawei, meaning it would no longer be able to offer its popular Android apps to buyers of new Huawei phones. The order to U.S. companies could affect tens of millions of consumers in Europe, its biggest market outside mainland China.

'Game of Thrones' ended and people who don't watch are celebrating: 'It
'Game of Thrones' ended and people who don't watch are celebrating: 'It's finally over'

For those who never saw a "Game of Thrones" episode, the series finale was a welcome ending to eight years of an intense fandom.

Trump reacts angrily to New York Times report on Deutsche Bank transactions
Trump reacts angrily to New York Times report on Deutsche Bank transactions

* Paper detailed staff concerns over Trump and Kushner entities * President claims he doesn't need banks or money from RussiaDonald Trump described the reporting as 'phony' and called Deutsche Bank 'very good and highly professional'. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty ImagesDonald Trump sought on Monday to discredit a New York Times report that Deutsche Bank employees flagged concerns over transactions involving legal entities controlled by the president and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.The Times said the nature of the transactions was not clear and that the bank ultimately took no action. Some of the transactions involved money flowing back and forth with overseas entities or...

State Department warns Iran after rocket attack near US embassy in Baghdad
State Department warns Iran after rocket attack near US embassy in Baghdad

The U.S. government says there have been no claims of responsibility for the attack and the rocket missed any building with Americans in it; Rich Edson reports from the White House.

UPDATE 3-Ford Motor Co to cut 10% of white-collar jobs as part of global restructuring

Ford Motor Co said on Monday it will eliminate about 10% of its global salaried workforce, cutting about 7,000 jobs by the end of August as part of its larger restructuring in a move that will save the No. 2 automaker $600 million annually. Ford Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett said in an email to employees that the cuts include both voluntary buyouts and layoffs, and a spokesman added it freezes open positions as well. "To succeed in our competitive industry, and position Ford to win in a fast-changing future, we must reduce bureaucracy, empower managers, speed decision making, focus on the most valuable work and cut costs," Hackett said in the email.

UPDATE 1-U.S. telecom regulators, Sprint, T-Mobile to agree on deal -sources

Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc announced a series of changes to their proposed $26 billion deal on Monday, while U.S. regulators were expected to announce agreement on the conditions necessary to approve the merger, sources said. The Federal Communications Commission will not formally approve the merger on Monday and will need to draft an order, two people briefed on the matter said. The agreement does not resolve the U.S. Justice Department's ongoing review of the merger.

Erasing history? Buttigieg says eliminating Thomas Jefferson
Erasing history? Buttigieg says eliminating Thomas Jefferson's name is the 'right thing to do'

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg echoes far-left calls to rename buildings or events that carry the names of prominent U.S. figures who owned slaves.

Trump vs. House Democrats: 10 upcoming showdowns
Trump vs. House Democrats: 10 upcoming showdowns

U.S. President Donald Trump is refusing to cooperate with numerous congressional probes of himself and his administration, taking a defiant stance that is likely to result in a court battle with Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Trump's stonewalling hardened after the mid-April release of a redacted report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller on how Moscow interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in Trump's favor and his attempts to impede Mueller's probe. In most of the cases where Trump and his advisers are refusing to cooperate, they run the legal risk of contempt of Congress citations and court enforcement actions that could result in fines and even imprisonment.

The Latest: Russia voices hope of improved ties with Ukraine
The Latest: Russia voices hope of improved ties with Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The Latest on Ukrainian politics (all times local):

2020 Democrat Pete Buttigieg says eliminating Thomas Jefferson
2020 Democrat Pete Buttigieg says eliminating Thomas Jefferson's name is the 'right thing to do'

Presidential historian Jane Hampton Cook weighs in on South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg's controversial comments.

'All out warfare': Hundreds take the streets in Alabama in abortion ban protest
'All out warfare': Hundreds take the streets in Alabama in abortion ban protest

Alabama Gov. Kay signed the near-total ban Wednesday, a day after lawmakers  declined to add exceptions into the ban for cases of rape or incest.

2 charged after video shows man urinating on South Jersey boy
2 charged after video shows man urinating on South Jersey boy's memorial

Police in South Jersey are investigating after a video shows a man urinating on a memorial for a boy who died from cancer back in 2012.

Severe storms set to hit central US
Severe storms set to hit central US

The Oklahoma City area has a great risk of tornadoes and large hail. ABC News' Kenneth Moton reports.

Texas girl allegedly kidnapped by stranger found safe; suspect in custody
Texas girl allegedly kidnapped by stranger found safe; suspect in custody

An 8-year-old who was allegedly abducted in broad daylight while her mother tried to stop the kidnapping was found safe early Sunday, thanks to the help of police and her Texas community.

Google just dealt a huge blow to Huawei, reportedly cutting it off from Android updates
Google just dealt a huge blow to Huawei, reportedly cutting it off from Android updates

It was only about two months ago that Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei's consumer products division, was telling a German newspaper that the beleaguered Chinese smartphone brand had been prepping a mobile OS as a kind of Plan B if the company ever got cut off by Google from relying on Android.He probably didn't expect the turn of events to lead to that outcome so soon, but it appears that day may have nevertheless suddenly arrived. Google has reportedly decided to cut ties with Huawei, which means the company has just lost its Android license, and its devices will no longer receive Android updates -- nor will its future handsets be able to access Google apps as well as the Google Play...

Mitt Romney Says GOP Rep
Mitt Romney Says GOP Rep's Call for Impeachment Is 'Courageous' Even as He Disagrees

Mitt Romney Says GOP Rep's Call for Impeachment Is 'Courageous' Even as He Disagrees

Trump calls pro-impeachment Republican
Trump calls pro-impeachment Republican 'total lightweight'

Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed as "a total lightweight" the Republican lawmaker who a day earlier became the first member of the party to call publicly for the US president's impeachment. Michigan Representative Justin Amash -- a staunch libertarian on the right of the party -- declared that any other person would have been prosecuted over Trump's multiple attempts to thwart Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian election interference.

Justin Amash becomes first Republican to back Trump impeachment
Justin Amash becomes first Republican to back Trump impeachment

Michigan congressman: Mueller 'identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice' Michigan congressman Justin Amash says of Mueller report: 'Any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence'. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The Michigan congressman Justin Amash has called for Donald Trump to be impeached, adding a first Republican voice to a growing chorus of Democrats demanding Congress move against the president. Amash is a libertarian and independent-minded politician who has flirted with the idea of a run against Trump in 2020, and has in turn been attacked by the White House. Elected in...

GOP Congressman Justin Amash
GOP Congressman Justin Amash's Impeachment Call Boosts Pressure on Pelosi

Kevin Lamarque/ReutersRepublican congressman Justin Amash's support for impeachment proceedings against President Trump ratchets up the pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call for the same. Citing "multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice" uncovered in the Mueller report, the iconoclastic Michigan lawmaker spared no one in a lengthy Twitter thread on Saturday-calling out Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and other lawmakers he says put partisanship above their own allegiance to the Constitution. Many were quick to wonder aloud why it was a Republican lawmaker making the case for impeachment rather than top Democrat Pelosi, who has...

Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software
Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software

Boeing acknowledged Saturday it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots, after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people. "Boeing has made corrections to the 737 MAX simulator software and has provided additional information to device operators to ensure that the simulator experience is representative across different flight conditions," it said in a statement. Its statement marked the first time Boeing acknowledged there was a design flaw in software linked to the 737 MAX, whose MCAS anti-stall software has been blamed in large part for the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy.

At campaign rally, Biden decries Democratic
At campaign rally, Biden decries Democratic 'anger' and pledges unity

At a rally in downtown Philadelphia, Biden, as he has done throughout the beginning stages of his campaign, made Trump his central target, blasting him as "the divider-in-chief." But he also chided other Democratic presidential candidates in the field, suggesting that anger toward Trump within his party was not enough to win next year's presidential election. "Some of the really smart folks say Democrats don't want to hear about unity," he said. With his poll numbers currently swamping the rest of the Democratic field, Biden has often acted as if his current opponent is Trump and not the other 23 Democrats vying for the party's nomination.

Trump Revs Up the Battle Over Immigration
Trump Revs Up the Battle Over Immigration

"Democrats are proposing open-borders, lower wages, and frankly, lawless chaos. We are proposing an immigration plan that puts the jobs, wages, and safety of American workers first," said President Donald Trump, Thursday afternoon in the White House rose garden. The administration's newest proposal, a compromise agreement between Senior Advisor (and presidential son-in-law) Jared Kushner and Senior Advisor Stephen Miller."I think that Kushner and his team did a very good job at bringing together many key areas of President Trump's immigration proposals from the campaign as well as concerns from the special interest groups and various Senators. The timing is a little strange given the...

Here Are the Details of the Abortion Laws in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri
Here Are the Details of the Abortion Laws in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri

Alabama is the latest state to pass a bill designed to severely limit abortion rights. Here's what you need to know about the wave of legislation.

Rangers P Kelley recovering from throat surgery

Texas Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley had two lumps surgically removed from his vocal cords this week and is awaiting the results of a biopsy, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Saturday. The right-hander told the newspaper he had the surgery Thursday and expects to have the biopsy results next week. Kelley, 35, was placed on the injured list on May 9 with what the team called an infection.

Super Gun: What Makes Glock
Super Gun: What Makes Glock's New 5th Generations Guns So Good

You may have though that the Glock Generation 4 represented the pinnacle of everything that Glock could do, but the Generation 5 that was released last year shows that Glock still has many tricks left up their sleeve.But really, was the Glock Generation 5 even necessary? Was the Generation 4 really even necessary for that matter? After all, the saying goes that Glock is perfection.But the truth is that some of the changes from the Gen 4 to the Gen 5 are significant. On the outside, the two guns look almost identical, with a few aesthetic changes, particularly concerning the grip and the magazine. But there are a lot of other changes as well.In other words, it's safe to say that the...

Oprah surprises New Jersey principal, students with $500K donation
Oprah surprises New Jersey principal, students with $500K donation

Oprah Winfrey surprised a high school principal in New Jersey that is making a huge difference in his community.

Russia Got Its Hands on This
Russia Got Its Hands on This 'Mini SR-71' Mach 3 Spy Drone (To Steal Its Secrets)

Once the unmanned aircraft returned to base, the film canister would be ejected and land by parachute, after which the drone itself would land.In November 1969, the U.S. Air Force sent Russia an early Christmas gift.It was a sleek flying machine that bore an uncanny resemblance to the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.The American generosity was purely unintentional. The aircraft was actually a cutting-edge drone dispatched on a mission to photograph Communist Chinese nuclear sites. And the drone did what it was supposed to until it failed to turn around, and kept on going north into Siberia before crashing.(This first appeared in April 2019.)If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then...

Comey lashes out at Barr over Twitter
Comey lashes out at Barr over Twitter

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton reacts to the former FBI director's remarks on 'Fox & Friends.'

Boeing says it has corrected simulator software of 737 MAX jets

Boeing Co has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes, and the company has provided additional information to device operators, a spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman, Gordon Johndroe, said the changes will ensure that the simulator experience is representative across different flight conditions and will improve the simulation of force loads on the manual trim wheel that helps control the airplane. The comments came after the New York Times on Friday reported https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/business/boeing-737-max-simulators.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage that...

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