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VIDEO: Flight attendant, beverage cart smash into ceiling during violent turbulence
VIDEO: Flight attendant, beverage cart smash into ceiling during violent turbulence

Passengers on a flight to France got tossed around in the air over the weekend in a terrifying bout of turbulence captured on video.

Iran Warns Europe It Will Breach Nuclear Stockpile Cap in 10 Days
Iran Warns Europe It Will Breach Nuclear Stockpile Cap in 10 Days

(Bloomberg) -- Iran warned European nations on Monday that it would breach in 10 days the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement unless they take action to alleviate the pressure of tightening U.S. sanctions in the coming weeks.The spokesman for Iran's atomic energy agency, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said the country would exceed a cap on stockpiles of low-grade uranium on June 27 and threatened to raise enrichment purity beyond a 3.67% limit meant to prevent Iran from making weapons-grade material."This is an important test for Europe. It's to their detriment that the U.S. is making decisions for them," he said in a televised address from Arak heavy water plant. "Meetings and summits won't suffice....

Did the Markets Break Jerome Powell? We
Did the Markets Break Jerome Powell? We're About to Find Out

Sure, Fed officials will almost certainly leave interest rates unchanged, and they won't do anything with the central bank's balance sheet beyond what they have previously indicated. It truly seems as if bond traders have gone too far and are setting themselves up for disappointment.

Trump calls newspaper report on Russia power grid
Trump calls newspaper report on Russia power grid 'treason'

President Donald Trump has lashed out at The New York Times, saying it engaged in a "virtual act of treason" for a story that said the U.S. was ramping up its cyber-intrusions into Russia's power grid. The Times reported on Saturday that the U.S. has bored into Russian utility systems in an escalating campaign meant to deter future cyber activity by Russia. It comes as the U.S. looks for new ways to punish Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and prevent a recurrence.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologises as hundreds of thousands demand she step down
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologises as hundreds of thousands demand she step down

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam was forced into a rare apology on Sunday after hundreds of thousands of protesters, dressed in black and carrying white flowers as a sign of mourning, poured onto the streets demanding she scrap a controversial extradition law and resign.   Organisers claimed numbers were double the estimated one million who turned out last week and the protest route closed major trunk roads deep into the night.  It was an extraordinary show of people power in a city whose freedoms are being increasingly squeezed by Beijing, and ended any hopes that an embattled Ms Lam may have harboured of bringing a swift end to the spiralling political crisis that has engulfed Hong Kong...

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Turkey's Erdogan says S-400s delivery for early July

Turkey expects the delivery of the controversial Russian S-400 missile defence system to begin in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkish media on Sunday. Colleagues in charge of the schedule are following the issue," Erdogan said according to CNN Turk broadcaster. Ankara's deal with Moscow has been a major source of tension between Turkey and the United States, with Washington threatening consequences including sanctions against its fellow NATO member.

Huge Hong Kong rally kicks off as public anger boils
Huge Hong Kong rally kicks off as public anger boils

Tens of thousands of people rallied in central Hong Kong on Sunday as public anger seethed following unprecedented clashes between protesters and police over an extradition law, despite a climbdown by the city's embattled leader. Protesters chanted "Scrap the evil law!" as they marched through the streets to pile more pressure on chief executive Carrie Lam, who paused work on the hugely divisive bill Saturday after days of mounting pressure, saying she had misjudged the public mood. Crowds of black-clad protesters were marching from a park on the main island to the city's parliament -- a repeat of a massive demonstration a week earlier that organisers said more than a million people...

Plane skids off runway at Newark Airport; Flights resume with delays
Plane skids off runway at Newark Airport; Flights resume with delays

A plane skidded off the runway at Newark Airport, causing major delays, the FAA confirmed.

US seeks to 'build international consensus' blaming Iran for tanker attacks
US seeks to 'build international consensus' blaming Iran for tanker attacks

Defense chief says attack was not just 'US situation', as UK joins Washington in accusing Iran and Saudi Arabia calls for 'rapid' response An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman this week. Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters The US is hoping to "build international consensus" around what officials claim is Iran's responsibility for damaging two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, as UK officials joined the US in formally accusing Iran of carrying out the attacks. The efforts come after the US released grainy surveillance footage of an alleged Iran Revolutionary Guard patrol boat, with men who appear to remove a magnetic limpet mine on the hull of one of the ships. The...

Buttigieg: Justice Dept. should decide any Trump charges post-2020

Buttigieg did not want the White House dictating the terms of a DOJ investigation.

A Hong Kong Extradition Protester Who Fell to His Death Is Being Hailed as a
A Hong Kong Extradition Protester Who Fell to His Death Is Being Hailed as a 'Martyr'

Protests over an extradition bill have plunged Hong Kong into political crisis

Hong Kong braces for huge rally after leader climbdown
Hong Kong braces for huge rally after leader climbdown

Hong Kong is bracing for another mass rally Sunday as public anger seethes following unprecedented clashes between protesters and police over a controversial extradition law, despite a climbdown by the city's embattled leader. The international finance hub was rocked by the worst political violence since its 1997 handover to China on Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters were dispersed by riot police firing tear gas and rubber bullets. Lam stopped short of committing to permanently scrapping the proposal and the concession was swiftly rejected by protest leaders, who called on her to resign, permanently shelve the bill and apologise for police tactics.

Sarah Sanders' job was to be the female face of a misogynistic administration
Sarah Sanders' job was to be the female face of a misogynistic administration

Sanders helped to roll back women's rights while allowing the Trump administration to boast about 'empowering women' For a while, Sarah Sanders was extremely effective at weaponizing her womanhood. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Who will replace Sanders? Another empowered woman no doubt. The kindest thing you can say about Sarah Sanders is that she was completely useless. She didn't bother disguising her disdain for reporters. She didn't bother holding press briefings - the last one was over 90 days ago. And she didn't bother with the truth. She was an incompetent press secretary....

Hong Kong Suspends Controversial China Extradition Bill After Massive Protests
Hong Kong Suspends Controversial China Extradition Bill After Massive Protests

But another demonstration against police force will go ahead as planned

Corona Costco shooting: Suspect in custody after shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded
Corona Costco shooting: Suspect in custody after shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

A shooting at a Costco Wholesale store in Corona has left one person dead and two others wounded on Friday. The alleged gunman is in custody, police say.

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O'Rourke: White Americans don't know full story of slavery

Beto O'Rourke took a path somewhat less traveled on Friday, meeting with a small group representing a community of slave descendants in South Carolina as he strives to make connections with the black voters who will play a dominant role in next year's Southern presidential primaries. In a Baptist church in Beaufort, the Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman met with leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, a culture of coastal slave descendants whose separation from the mainland allowed them to retain much of their African heritage, including a unique dialect and skills such as cast-net fishing and basket weaving. "White Americans do not know this story," O'Rourke...

Push for public vote on Missouri abortion law hits roadblock

Efforts to put a new Missouri law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy to a public vote hit another roadblock. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by prominent Republican donor David Humphreys, who is seeking to force GOP Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft to approve his referendum petition on the new law . Green on Thursday dismissed a similar lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Missouri.

Wounded 5-Year-Old Is 6th Child Shot In St. Louis In A Week
Wounded 5-Year-Old Is 6th Child Shot In St. Louis In A Week

Violence in St. Louis has taken an even more disturbing turn in the past week with shootings involving six children, including four who died.

Maritime industry roiled by tanker attacks
Maritime industry roiled by tanker attacks

The tanker attacks in the Gulf have roiled the maritime industry, with key players urging restraint over fears over the safety of a key shipping lane. "We strongly call for nations to do what they can to de-escalate tensions and ensure the safe passage of merchant shipping in the Strait of Hormuz," said Angus Frew, Secretary General & CEO of BIMCO, the world's largest international shipping association. Two vessels were struck by explosions on Thursday after passing through the Strait some 25 nautical miles off Iran's southern coast, the second attack in a month in the strategic shipping lane -- through which nearly one-third of the world's oil is transported.

Trump says Iran is a
Trump says Iran is a 'nation of terror' but does not call for strikes after tanker attack

Donald Trump called Iran "a nation of terror" on Friday but gave no indication the US plans to retaliate for the alleged Iranian attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The US military released a grainy video that it said proved Iran was behind Thursday's attack and allegedly showed Iranian forces trying to remove an unexploded mine from the side of one tanker.  "They didn't want the evidence left behind," Mr Trump said. "They are a nation of terror and they've changed a lot since I became president." Iran has denied responsibility.  Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, said on Friday night that responsibility for the attacks "almost certainly lies with Iran". He...

The Glock 39 Gun Might Be Small But It Will Demand Your Respect
The Glock 39 Gun Might Be Small But It Will Demand Your Respect

In the early twenty-first century, industry cooperation between the CCI/Speer ammunition company and Glock lead to the creation of a new caliber, .45 GAP. GAP stood for Glock Automatic Pistol and was meant as an alternative to the nearly century-old .45 ACP. Although things didn't exactly work out that way, the .45 GAP is still a viable cartridge for shooters who want power with less recoil.The .45 GAP round was released in November 2002 by CCI/Speer. The round was developed by Ernest Dunham in response to a request by Glock for a round that had the same overall length as the 9-millimeter Luger while packing the raw power of .45 ACP. 9mm Luger, also known as 9x19, has an overall length of...

New leak may confirm the most controversial part of Apple
New leak may confirm the most controversial part of Apple's iPhone 11 redesign

There are so many exciting new smartphones set to be released in the coming months. The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Pro are both due in August, Samsung's horrible Galaxy Fold may also launch soon with a slightly less horrible design, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL that Google just unveiled 4 months early is set to hit store shelves in October, and there are several other new smartphones that will debut between now and the end of 2019. As is always the case, however, no upcoming smartphones have managed to stir up hype that comes anywhere close to matching Apple's iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R (or whatever Apple ends up calling them).We've seen countless leaks and rumors that...

Russian Air Raids Signal Bloody Escalation in Syria
Russian Air Raids Signal Bloody Escalation in Syria

Anas Alkharboutli/GettyThe Syrian civil war had seemed to grow quieter in early 2019 as battle lines stabilized and air raids became less frequent.Now, with Russia targeting a rebel-controlled area this week, the air war is back on. A ground assault soon could follow.Syria has all but disappeared from the news in many countries. Perhaps for that reason it's a low priority for the administration of President Trump. But the fighting and the dying are getting worse as the war drags into its eighth year. Monday's air raids are an extension of a bombing campaign that began in April and reportedly has killed more than 1,500 people.Monitors in Syria told Reuters that Russian Sukhoi warplanes on...

Nevada Is Getting More Democratic, and Casino Money Is Following Suit

Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and Red Rock Resorts -- have ties to Republicans through donations or high-profile political involvement by executives such as Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson. "On the issues we care deeply about at a corporate level -- diversity and inclusion, sustainability, community engagement -- we have found more of an alignment with the current Democratic officials," MGM Resorts International Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren said in an interview, while pointing out that the company also supports Republicans in tune with its interests.

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PetSmart's Chewy gets Wall Street tails wagging with $1 billion IPO

Chewy Inc said on Thursday it priced its initial public offering at $22 per share, above its target, and sold more stock than originally planned, valuing the online pet products retailer at $8.77 billion. The IPO raises funds to help manage the debt load of parent company PetSmart, and indicates investor demand for a loss-making but fast-growing e-commerce company to tap into the roughly $70 billion U.S. pet industry market. Some 46.5 million Chewy shares were sold in the IPO, up from the anticipated 41.6 million as PetSmart sold more shares than originally planned.

'Of Course I Could.' Anita Hill Says She Could Potentially Vote for Joe Biden

Hill also said she does not equate Biden's actions to those of President Trump

Trump smashed months of FBI work to thwart election interference

Trump's willingness to accept foreign assistance has essentially invited overseas spies to meddle with 2020 presidential campaigns, undoing months of work, said law enforcement veterans.

Sarah Sanders to Resign as White House Press Secretary, Trump Says
Sarah Sanders to Resign as White House Press Secretary, Trump Says

"Our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas," President Donald Trump said Thursday in a tweet. Speaking at a White House event later Thursday, Sanders said it was the "honor of a lifetime" to serve in the Trump administration.

Pinterest Is Latest Tech Company Drawn Into U.S. Culture Wars
Pinterest Is Latest Tech Company Drawn Into U.S. Culture Wars

The anti-abortion organization, Live Action, and conservative activist James O'Keefe allege Pinterest targeted the group for its abortion stance, not for the reasons the company claims. The dust-up is the latest in a wave of conservative complaints of social media bias.

Pompeo Claims Iran Is Responsible for Oil-Tanker Attacks
Pompeo Claims Iran Is Responsible for Oil-Tanker Attacks

The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Iran is responsible for the oil-tanker attacks that occurred in the Strait of Hormuz Thursday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a press conference hours after the attack.Two oil tankers were attacked within the space of 45 minutes in the Gulf of Oman, off of the coast of Iran, where four oil tankers were similarly attacked last month by Iranian forces.Addressing reporters at the State Department, Pompeo explained that the assessment of Iranian culpability was "based on intelligence, weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy...

Donald Trump Jr. threatens to help challenge against Rep., Justin Amash, who supports impeachment
Donald Trump Jr. threatens to help challenge against Rep., Justin Amash, who supports impeachment

Rep. Justin Amash replied to Donald Trump Jr.'s primary challenge threat by using a reference to emails from the Mueller investigation.

Boris Johnson Dominates Race to Be U.K. Leader After First Round
Boris Johnson Dominates Race to Be U.K. Leader After First Round

Pro-Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson took a huge lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, after his Conservative colleagues in Parliament overwhelmingly backed him as their preferred candidate. In the first round of voting on Thursday, Johnson -- who has vowed to deliver Brexit with or without a deal -- won the support of 114 Tory members of Parliament out of the 313 who voted. The contest is not over and more votes among MPs are scheduled next week to narrow down the field of seven remaining candidates.

Mother, Daughter Indicted in Murder of Pregnant Chicago Teen Whose Baby Was Cut from Her Womb
Mother, Daughter Indicted in Murder of Pregnant Chicago Teen Whose Baby Was Cut from Her Womb

Two women faced a judge for the first time on charges they murdered Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, then cut her baby from her womb.

The Lessons of the Mueller Probe
The Lessons of the Mueller Probe

Editor's Note: The following is the written testimony submitted by Mr. McCarthy in connection with a hearing earlier today before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on the Mueller Report (specifically, the first volume of the report, which addresses Russia's interference in the 2016 campaign, as to which Special Counsel Mueller found no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin). The hearing was broadcast on C-SPAN, here.Chairman Schiff, Ranking Member Nunes, members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to this morning's hearing.I served as a federal prosecutor for nearly 20 years, almost all at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern...

Illinois establishes abortion as
Illinois establishes abortion as 'fundamental right'

The governor of the US state of Illinois on Wednesday enacted a law establishing a "fundamental right" to abortion and removing old laws that criminalized the procedure. The law repeals criminal penalties on abortion providers, codifying what had already been de facto law through court rulings. The measure also requires private health insurance companies in the state to cover abortion procedures.

The Best Car Seats for Kids of Every Age and Stage
The Best Car Seats for Kids of Every Age and Stage

Trump lashes out at polls that show 2020 re-election bid in trouble
Trump lashes out at polls that show 2020 re-election bid in trouble

President revived attacks on the media and denied a report his campaign's polling found him in a weak position across 17 statesFollow the latest in US politics - live A poll released on Tuesday by Quinnipiac University showed Donald Trump trailing six Democratic contenders by between five and 13 points among 1,214 registered voters polled nationwide. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at new polling results showing the president in deep trouble as he mounts his 2020 re-election bid. A day after a survey found at least six Democratic presidential candidates would defeat Trump in a head-to-head election matchup, the president revived his...

Hong Kong Risks Occupy 2.0 as Tear Gas Envelops Heart of City
Hong Kong Risks Occupy 2.0 as Tear Gas Envelops Heart of City

Overwhelmingly young, many protesters wore surgical masks to hide their identities and plastic goggles to ward off pepper spray, which police fired sporadically throughout the day, along with tear gas, rubber bullets and bean-bag rounds. Hong Kong's government, led by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, says it has no intention of giving in to the protesters' key demand: scrapping the proposed law that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China, among other places. "I've never felt guilty because of this," she said in an interview with local broadcaster TVB, her voice cracking and her eyes appearing to well up as she insisted she would never betray Hong Kong.

Drug trafficker charged as accomplice in David Ortiz shooting, prosecutors say
Drug trafficker charged as accomplice in David Ortiz shooting, prosecutors say

"He didn't know what they were going to do. He's a fan of David's," Feliz Garcia's lawyer said.

Johnson Says Trust Me as He Launches Leader Bid: Brexit Update
Johnson Says Trust Me as He Launches Leader Bid: Brexit Update

One reporter put it to Johnson that people who have worked closely with him do not think he is fit to lead the U.K. because of the inflammatory language he has used in the past. In his speech, Johnson said he is not aiming to take the U.K. out of the EU with no deal.

Australian pleads guilty to rape, murder of Arab-Israeli student
Australian pleads guilty to rape, murder of Arab-Israeli student

A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to raping and killing a young Arab-Israeli student in Melbourne, one of a spate of attacks that sparked fears about women's safety in Australia's second biggest city. The body of Aya Maasarwe, 21, was found by passers-by near a tram stop on an early January morning, hours after she was attacked on her way home while she was speaking on the phone with her sister in Israel. Codey Herrmann was arrested and charged by police with the attacks several days later.

'Traumatized for Life': Friends Say Oklahoma Mother Was Murdered in Front of Her Five Children

An Oklahoma mother was reportedly murdered in front of her five children and her killer is still on the run.

Facebook will pay you to let it spy on you
Facebook will pay you to let it spy on you

After coming under fire earlier this year for quietly paying users between the ages of 13 and 35 up to $20 a month in most cases for permission to install a "Facebook Research" VPN on their phones, Facebook found itself having to defend what sounded from the outside like an extremely sketchy practice.It wasn't totally clear, for example, that all the teens and adults involved in Facebook's study were completely aware of what degree of privacy they were giving up by letting Facebook have access to their data.Facebook ended that project, but now the company is back with a version of what sounds like a very similar thing. Today, the company introduced its Study app, the purpose of...

House Dems Authorize New Powers to Take Trump World Figures to Court
House Dems Authorize New Powers to Take Trump World Figures to Court

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyThe House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to give Congress the option to go to court against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in order to obtain documents related to Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The measure passed the chamber 229 to 191 along party lines. The vote comes as the Department of Justice has just started providing more Mueller-related material to lawmakers following contentious negotiations. It had been anticipated on Capitol Hill for some time as a so-called "contempt" citation in response to Barr's failure to turn over certain Mueller documents and McGahn's failure to...

Poll: Biden
Poll: Biden's Hyde Amendment Reversal Helps Him with Primary Voters

Former vice president Joe Biden's decision to abandon his support for a ban on taxpayer funding of abortion may have increased his support among Democratic primary voters, according to a new poll.About 32 percent of those likely to vote in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries said they are more likely to vote for Biden after he announced his opposition to the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for most abortions, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Tuesday. Only 19 percent said Biden's new stance makes him less likely to get their vote."I've been struggling with the problems that Hyde now presents," Biden said Thursday at a Democratic fundraiser in...

Jupiter so bright moons can be seen with binoculars
Jupiter so bright moons can be seen with binoculars

Grab some binoculars! Jupiter is so big and bright you can see four of its largest moons and maybe even see some banded clouds that surround the planet.

Pence defends Trump's ban on pride flags at US embassies as 'right decision'
Pence defends Trump's ban on pride flags at US embassies as 'right decision'

Administration stopped US embassies flying LGBTQ flag'When it comes to the flagpole … one American flag flies' Mike Pence applauds Donald Trump's State of the Union address in February. At least four US embassies - in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia - were denied permission to fly the pride flag. Photograph: Reuters Vice-President Mike Pence has defended the Trump administration's decision to prohibit US embassies from flying the rainbow pride flag on their flagpoles during LBGTQ pride month. Pence said the ban on flying the flag was "the right decision". In an interview with NBC, the vice-president said "we're proud to be able to serve every American", but that "when it comes to...

Hannity: Nadler has jumped the shark with John Dean
Hannity: Nadler has jumped the shark with John Dean

Watergate figure John Dean testifies on Capitol Hill on Mueller report.

ABC7 News Evening Digest: Monday
ABC7 News Evening Digest: Monday

Teen dies at SF's Crissy Field, 88-year-old woman crashes car into Pacifica home, Burger King's meatless burger now on sale. Here are your top stories for Monday.

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