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Hong Kong police on Saturday vowed to pursue anti-government protesters who launched a 15-hour siege of their headquarters as historic rallies aimed at ousting the city's pro-Beijing leader evolve. Thousands of largely young protesters surrounded the headquarters throughout Friday and into the small hours of Saturday morning, the latest manifestation of angry demonstrations roiling Hong Kong.
Hong Kong recently saw massive protests over a controversial bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Here's a timeline of key events.
Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday that International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and other carriers, signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft. Boeing said it's the first sale of the jetliner since the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max in March.
Authorities say they've found the body of a woman and her 9-year-old twin daughters after she intentionally drove a car carrying them into a southwestern Michigan river. (June 18)
Dominican Republic authorities identified the man they believe led the plot to assassinate former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, but they did not have him in custody as of Monday. Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota was identified in court documents as the man who intended to pay 400,000 Dominican pesos, roughly $7,800, to hire people to kill Ortiz, multiple media outlets reported. According to the Boston Globe, Mota is charged with attempted murder.
President Trump said that he might take military action to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, but not to protect oil supplies.
The high court ruled on a same-sex marriage cake case and upheld the "separate sovereigns" exception to double jeopardy cases.
Oil tankers have burned on the Persian Gulf, allegedly victims of Iranian attack. An American drone was shot down over Yemen by rebel forces who reportedly have enjoyed some measure of Iranian support. And now Iran is threatening to exceed hard limits placed on its nuclear program. In the summer of 2019 Iran and the United States are "staggering toward war," Jim Krane, a fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, wrote for Forbes.And to great degree it's the fault of U.S. president Donald Trump, who in 2017 withdrew the United States from a 2015 agreement limiting Iran's nuclear-weapons program.Four years ago Tehran suspended uranium enrichment in exchange for relief...
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is working the phones to convince wary leaders in Asia and Europe that Iran was behind alleged attacks on shipping in a key Middle East oil route - and that it's a problem for the whole international community to deal with, not just the United States. While calling U.S. evidence "unmistakable" that Iran was to blame for alleged attacks on two oil tankers last week near the Strait of Hormuz, Pompeo was emphasizing international diplomacy over any possible new U.S. military response in appearances on Sunday news shows. "We are going to work to build out a set of countries that have deep vested interest in keeping that strait open to help us do that," Pompeo...
Andrew Harnik/APStatement as prepared for testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Collins, and distinguished members of the Committee: Thank you for inviting me to speak with you today about lessons from the Mueller Report regarding obstruction of justice.* * *Overview of Testimony* * *The most significant finding in the Special Counsel's Report is that Russia interfered with our election in "sweeping and systematic fashion."Through that lens, I will share 2 observations about the report-What happened and why it matters.First, the conduct described in the report constitutes multiple crimes of obstruction of justice, supported by evidence of guilt...
Democrats want to talk about anything but the issues the American people care about, Republican Sen. Josh Hawley says on 'America's Newsroom.'
Opponents called for fresh protests after a massive march Sunday
President tweets ire at New York Times and opponents as agreement to avoid tariffs comes under scrutiny Donald Trump supporters stand near the border during a rally as Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico, California, on 5 April 2019. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/Reuters The Trump administration was forced to defend its immigration agreement with Mexico on Sunday, amid reports that key provisions in the deal, forged under the threat of trade tariffs, were mostly old commitments agreed to months ago. A surge in migration to America's southern border continues, with May marking the highest number of monthly apprehensions made by US authorities in the past 13 years. In the deal...
SAND FIRE: Cal Fire says crews are battling a 125-acre fire that's spreading rapidly along Highway 16 in Yolo County.
Dan Bongino wraps up a wild week in news with News Explosion on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'
Apple spent plenty of time on stage during its WWDC 2019 keynote presentation earlier this week discussing all of the biggest new features it added to iOS 13. This is the software that will power the majority of Apple devices out there for the year to come, so it obviously makes sense that the company wanted to spend so much time focusing on it. Of course, Apple executives could have spent the whole day on stage rattling off new iOS 13 features considering how many changes are baked into Apple's new mobile software. It's a good thing, too, considering last year's iOS 12 update was focused entirely on fixing the mess that iOS 11 made, so there weren't any novel new features to speak of....
China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has cut or canceled orders to major suppliers for components that go into its smartphones and telecom equipment following its U.S. blacklisting, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) confirmed that orders from Huawei have declined after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a ban on the Chinese firm on national security grounds, according to the report https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Huawei-crackdown/Huawei-cuts-orders-to-key-suppliers-after-US-blacklisting. Huawei has also downgraded its forecast for total smartphone shipments in the second half of 2019 by "about 20%...
Northam, a Democrat faced with a gun-friendly, Republican-controlled General Assembly in the middle of a legislative election year, also said he wants every lawmaker to go on record for or against his proposals during the special session, rather than avoid tough votes by quietly killing the bills in subcommittee. "The nation will be watching," the governor said, four days after Virginia Beach employee DeWayne Craddock used two semi-automatic handguns, a silencer and extended ammunition magazines to slaughter 12 people at a municipal building.
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The United States said Monday it had lost hope for human rights progress in China 30 years after the crackdown on Tiananmen Square as Beijing, in rare official comments on the bloodshed, insisted it had "immunized" itself against turmoil. "Over the decades that followed, the United States hoped that China's integration into the international system would lead to a more open, tolerant society.
The company has not received all the information about the incident from American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) and has not been able to verify the accuracy of the information received from AMCA, the diagnostic information services provider said. Optum360 LLC, a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc, was also notified of the breach, according to Quest's regulatory filing. Optum360 provides customer billing services to Quest Diagnostics.
Twitter Inc has apologized for suspending accounts critical of Chinese government policy days ahead of the 30th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, after an outcry among users. The approach of the 30th anniversary of the bloody June 4 crackdown on pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square has been accompanied in China by a tightening of censorship.
A man was charged after police say a woman holding a "CALL 911" sign and her three children were found inside his car on Long Island.
Venezuela's Supreme Court on Wednesday charged a 15th opposition lawmaker with involvement in last month's failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro. The charges relate to an uprising led by opposition leader and National Assembly speaker Juan Guaido -- who has not been charged by the Supreme Court -- on April 30 in a bid to ramp up the pressure on Maduro to step down and allow for new presidential elections.
There has never been a currently-available Apple Watch model priced as low as the Apple Watch Series 3 is right now on Amazon. If you buy one directly from Apple, you're going to pay $279 at a minimum, and that price could go up as high as $409 if you want cellular connectivity. Meanwhile, the $279 38mm Apple Watch Series 3 is down to an all-time low of $199 on Amazon, as is the 42mm model at $229 instead of $309. Add in cellular and you'll pay $299 instead of $379 for the 38mm Apple Watch Series 3, while the 42mm model can be had for $329 instead of $409! These are Prime Day-level discounts, and there's no telling if or when they'll be back once Amazon's current sale ends.Here's some...