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UPDATE 3-Two strong quakes hit southwest China, at least one person dead

Two strong earthquakes shook the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan on Monday, killing at least one person in a part of the country frequently affected by strong tremors. The first magnitude 5.9 quake was followed around 30 minutes later by one registering 5.2, both at a depth of 10 km (six miles) and centred near Changning county, according to the United States Geological Survey. Chinese state media said shaking was felt in major cities in the region, including in the Sichuan provincial capital Chengdu and the metropolis of Chongqing.

Drunk woman drives Power Wheels toy truck down road, South Carolina police say
Drunk woman drives Power Wheels toy truck down road, South Carolina police say

A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck.

Ross Downplays Prospect of Major Trade Deal at Trump-Xi Meeting
Ross Downplays Prospect of Major Trade Deal at Trump-Xi Meeting

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross downplayed the prospect of a major trade deal emerging from a possible meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, this month. "I think the most that will come out of the G-20 might be an agreement to actively resume talks," Ross said in an interview Sunday with the Wall Street Journal from Paris, where he was attending the Paris Air Show. Talks between China and the U.S. broke off in early May.

These Awesome Sides For Burgers Are What Dad Really Wants On Father
These Awesome Sides For Burgers Are What Dad Really Wants On Father's Day

Trump Points Finger at Iran in Attacks on Oil Tankers in Gulf
Trump Points Finger at Iran in Attacks on Oil Tankers in Gulf

"Iran did do it, and you know they did it," Trump said Friday during a phone interview with Fox News. The president's comments follow American officials' release of images they said show that Iran was involved in an attack on an oil tanker near the entrance to the Persian Gulf on Thursday, one of two incidents that have raised tensions between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic.

Travel influencers detail 'dangerous' Dominican Republic experience, respond to backlash
Travel influencers detail 'dangerous' Dominican Republic experience, respond to backlash

Great Escape bloggers Cora and Jay Smith say they are speaking out again about her 2018 sexual assault in the Dominican Republic to warn others.

The Next-Gen 2021 Nissan Rogue Compact SUV Looks Bigger and Boxier
The Next-Gen 2021 Nissan Rogue Compact SUV Looks Bigger and Boxier

With new styling and revised underpinnings, this redesigned crossover should go on sale sometime in 2020.

Top-rated Alexa and Google enabled smart plugs are down to $7 in this Amazon sale
Top-rated Alexa and Google enabled smart plugs are down to $7 in this Amazon sale

Even though smart home devices are pretty much ubiquitous at this point, they're still often quite expensive. For example, a lamp with built-in Alexa compatibility can easily cost $100 or more! Of course, the smarter move is to keep using your regular old dumb lamp but plug it into the wall using a Teckin Mini Smart Plug. You'll get the same great Alexa controls that you would with a $100 smart lamp, but it'll only cost you $7.22 when you buy a 4-pack and use the coupon code EBS6C5V7 at checkout!Here's some additional info from the product page: * REMOTE CONTROL ----Control your electrical items via your phone whenever and wherever you are after downloading the FREE APP Smart Life as...

Calls mount for compromise over unpopular Hong Kong bill
Calls mount for compromise over unpopular Hong Kong bill

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam faced calls from both outside and within her government Friday to delay extradition legislation that has spurred massive protests. Some members of the Executive Council, Hong Kong's Cabinet, said she should perhaps rethink plans to rush the bills' passage. Meanwhile, a group of former senior government officials urged her not to force a confrontation by pushing ahead with the unpopular bills, which would allow Hong Kong suspects to be tried in mainland China.

Mike Huckabee says daughter Sarah Sanders would make a great candidate for public office
Mike Huckabee says daughter Sarah Sanders would make a great candidate for public office

Sarah Sanders will take some time to decompress before making plans for life after the White House, says Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas.

Trump Says
Trump Says 'I'd Take It' If Foreigners Offer Dirt on 2020 Rivals

"I think I'd take it," the president said in an interview with ABC News's George Stephanopoulos that aired Wednesday. @GStephanopoulos he wouldn't necessarily alert the FBI if approached by foreign figures with information on his 2020 opponent: "It's not an interference. On Thursday, Trump said in a pair of tweets that it'd be ``ridiculous'' to expect him to report all his conversations with foreigners to the FBI.

Trump Jr grilled by US senators, says unconcerned about perjury
Trump Jr grilled by US senators, says unconcerned about perjury

Donald Trump Jr wrapped up a return interview Wednesday with US lawmakers who questioned him about his contacts with Russians, with the president's eldest son dismissing concerns he may have perjured himself in his 2017 testimony. The 41-year-old appeared relaxed as he emerged from a three-hour closed-door session with the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of the Republican-led panel's two-year investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Trump Jr, who helms the Trump Organization collection of businesses that his real estate billionaire father ran for decades, earlier told reporters there was "nothing to correct" from his previous comments to the...

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Today's best deals: $8 wireless charger, $13 smart bulbs, $60 off Apple Watch, $19 Bluetooth earbuds, more

If you thought our daily deals roundups couldn't possibly get any better than what we put together yesterday, just wait until you see what's in store for you on Wednesday. Highlights include a rare sale on PlayStation Plus 12-month digital codes, a top-rated 10W fast wireless charging pad for only $8.49, a smart LED light bulb that's just as good as $50 Philips Hue bulbs for only $13, $10 off the Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Stick 4K, Apple Watch Series 4 models at their lowest prices ever on Amazon, up to $101 off brand new iPads, top-rated Bluetooth earbuds for only $18.99 when you use the coupon code F5GHZJCX at checkout, a one-day sale that slashes renewed Roomba 860 robot vacuums to...

Apple Watch Series 4 has never been as cheap on Amazon as it is right now
Apple Watch Series 4 has never been as cheap on Amazon as it is right now

Discounts on hot new Apple products are rare, which is why it's so surprising that Amazon has been running a big sale on the Apple Watch Series 4 for the past couple of weeks. What's even more surprising is the fact that the discounts just got even deeper! The 40mm Apple Watch Series 4 just dropped to $339, which is a huge $60 discount from the $399 you'll pay if you buy one today from Apple. You'll also save $60 if you bump up to the 44mm Apple Watch Series 4, which is down to $369. There are a bunch of different case color and band combinations on sale, so click around to find the one you want. Just hurry, because there's no telling when this sale will end.Here's some additional info...

6 Successful Boomers Share Inspiring Retirement Quotes

A sense of the unknown often looms over retirement. Here, baby boomers share the retirement sayings and sentiments that help them to make the most of their retirement years. Nancy D. Butler, a former entrepreneur living in Waterford, Connecticut, took a well-known phrase and fine-tuned it.

Samsung expands mid-tier phone range in US with three new devices
Samsung expands mid-tier phone range in US with three new devices

Samsung will be expanding its US smartphone portfolio this summer; starting in June, the first of three Galaxy A-series devices  -- the most affordable one starting at $179.99 -- will be available.

Rep. Matt Gaetz says John Dean made a cottage industry out of accusing presidents of acting like Richard Nixon
Rep. Matt Gaetz says John Dean made a cottage industry out of accusing presidents of acting like Richard Nixon

Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz spars with Watergate figure John Dean during House hearing on special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

1 dead, 1 in critical condition after chase ends in crash in San Jose, CHP says
1 dead, 1 in critical condition after chase ends in crash in San Jose, CHP says

The driver of a minivan has died and a passenger is in critical condition after a BMW crashed into the minivan during a high-speed CHP chase, authorities said.

This Lifted Honda Civic Type R Is a Rally Fantasy Come to Life
This Lifted Honda Civic Type R Is a Rally Fantasy Come to Life

Everything's better with big flares and all-terrain tires.

Biden backlash: will the frontrunner's early stumbles be his downfall?
Biden backlash: will the frontrunner's early stumbles be his downfall?

A blunder on abortion right this week shows he may have misjudged the mood of an increasingly progressive party Questions are being raised about whether Joe Biden's campaign is geared to withstand a crowded primary. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP Since his arrival in the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden has basked in his status as an early frontrunner: he has coasted in most early battleground and national polls, touted formidable fundraising numbers and remained squarely focused on a potential general election matchup with Donald Trump. But this week, the former vice-president stumbled as he skipped not one, but two progressive gatherings and flip-flopped on a key abortion rights policy...

Uniformed Police Officers Now Allowed Sacramento PRIDE Events
Uniformed Police Officers Now Allowed Sacramento PRIDE Events

A new agreement between the LGBTQ community and the Sacramento Police Department will allow uniformed officers to participate in PRIDE events this weekend.

There Is a
There Is a 'Dramatic Rise' in Migrants From Africa at the U.S. Border, Officials Say

More than 500 migrants from Angola, Cameroon and the Congo have arrived recently

Jerusalem gay pride parade draws revelers, police
Jerusalem gay pride parade draws revelers, police

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Jerusalem on Thursday in the city's annual gay pride parade, a festival that exposes deep divisions between Israel's secular and Jewish ultra-Orthodox camps. Some 10,000 revelers waving rainbow flags joined the carnival-like procession, as over 2,500 police officers in plain clothes, in uniform and on horseback patrolled the crowd. Jerusalem is mine too," marchers chanted.

75 poignant war photos in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day
75 poignant war photos in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day

160,000 allied troops

As Mexico-U.S. talks progress, markets rise on hopes a deal could be close
As Mexico-U.S. talks progress, markets rise on hopes a deal could be close

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican and U.S. officials held a second day of talks on trade and migration on Thursday, with markets rebounding on optimism a deal could be close, although it was unclear if Mexican pledges to curb migration flows were enough to persuade the Trump administration to postpone tariffs. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that tariffs of 5% on all Mexican exports to the United States will go into effect on Monday if Mexico does not step up efforts to stem an increase in mostly Central American migrants heading for the U.S. border. Bilateral talks in Washington began on Wednesday to attempt to strike a deal, with the Mexican government, U.S. business...

The Legacy of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in China
The Legacy of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in China

China's leaders have tried to erase all record of what happened in the Tiananmen Square massacre-but the country's legacy is contradictory.

Airless tires from GM and Michelin could make flats a thing of the past
Airless tires from GM and Michelin could make flats a thing of the past

GM and Michelin are working on a prototype tire design they unveiled this week which will start being tested on Chevy Bolts later this year -- and, more importantly, is intended to eliminate the prospect of blowouts and flat tires once it's put into use on production cars. The design was introduced this week at an event in Montreal and is being called the Uptis, which stands for Unique Puncture-proof Tire System.The new tires feature a familiar tread pattern on the outside and rely on a combination of rubber and synthetic compounds, along with fiberglass embedded with resin. There are no sidewalls, and the tires also can't be inflated.These tires are estimated to start going on to...

Biden sets off storm for supporting abortion funding ban
Biden sets off storm for supporting abortion funding ban

Abortion-rights groups slammed Biden's stance as unacceptable.

WhatsApp Hacked and Bugs in Intel Chips: What You Need to Know
WhatsApp Hacked and Bugs in Intel Chips: What You Need to Know

It's been a day of high-profile security incidents.First there was news the popular WhatsApp messenger app was hacked. Updated versions of WhatsApp have been released, which you should install if you're one of the more than one billion people who use the app.There was also news of several security flaws in the majority of Intel processors, found in many of the world's desktop, laptop and server computers.Software patches to prevent exploitation of these hardware flaws have been released by several vendors, including Microsoft. You should install security updates from vendors promptly, including these.WhatsApp hack revealedThe WhatsApp news was revealed first by the Financial Times, which...

Newt Gingrich responds to impeachment hysteria
Newt Gingrich responds to impeachment hysteria

Democrats, media call for Trump's impeachment; Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich weighs in on 'The Ingraham Angle.'

Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong Un's Reported Purges Spell Disaster for Trump

Mikhail Svetlov/GettySo far, the most important conclusion we can draw from reports North Korea's senior nuclear negotiator and four foreign ministry officials were executed in March is this: Kim Jong Un is not the reliable, trustworthy negotiator President Trump has made him out to be.According to the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo, a senior aide to leader Kim Jong Un was "sent to a labor and reeducation camp," and two lower-level officials were imprisoned.The detention of aide Kim Yong Chol, who led Pyonyang's outreach to Washington for two Trump-Kim summits, had been known for more than a month, but many are questioning whether Kim Hyok Chol, the nuclear negotiator, was in fact put...

Wall St Week Ahead-Struggles of transport stocks transmit caution to market

Add this to worries about Wall Street: The index of planes, trains and trucking companies, considered an important stock barometer of the U.S. economy's health, is struggling. The Dow Jones Transportation Average swooned 10.2% in May, a far steeper decline than that of the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the S&P 500. For analysts who closely watch the transports, this could be a sign of deeper market stress.

Barr takes swipe at Mueller, says special counsel could have reached decision on obstruction of justice
Barr takes swipe at Mueller, says special counsel could have reached decision on obstruction of justice

The attorney general says Robert Mueller could have reached a conclusion as to whether there was criminal activity in the Russia probe.

Louisiana
Louisiana's Democratic governor signs abortion ban into law

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party.

Despite Trump's stance, Bolton amps up accusations of Iran sabotage, desire for nuclear weapons
Despite Trump's stance, Bolton amps up accusations of Iran sabotage, desire for nuclear weapons

John Bolton essentially accused Iran of seeking nuclear weapons and said the regime was behind the alleged sabotage of four oil tankers off UAE coast.

Israel moves towards election rerun as deadline looms
Israel moves towards election rerun as deadline looms

Israelis faced the increasing likelihood Wednesday of another general election only months after April polls with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition talks deadlocked hours ahead of a midnight deadline. Confronted with the seeming impossibility of forming the coalition he seeks, Netanyahu has turned his efforts in recent days towards pushing for new elections as an alternative if Wednesday's deadline approaches without an agreement. Doing so could prevent Netanyahu's nightmare scenario of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin selecting another parliament member to try to form a government.

Voter Apathy in Nigeria Clouds President Buhari's New Tenure
Voter Apathy in Nigeria Clouds President Buhari's New Tenure

While Buhari won 56% of the ballots cast on Feb. 23, only 15.2 million of the 29 million registered voters backed him. The 35% turnout, down from 44% in the last elections four years ago and a peak of 69% in 2003, is the latest indicator of mounting voter apathy in Africa's biggest democracy. "Many Nigerians, particularly the poor, are yet to feel the impact of democracy in terms of improved welfare and livelihood," said Idayat Hassan, executive director of the Abuja-based Centre for Democracy and Development.

Border Patrol to Create New Migrant-Care Position So Agents Can Focus on Enforcement
Border Patrol to Create New Migrant-Care Position So Agents Can Focus on Enforcement

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced Tuesday the creation of a new administrative position intended to help ease the stresses on the system created by the recent influx of asylum-seekers arriving at the southern border.The new "Border Patrol Processing Coordinator" position is designed to help alleviate the administrative duties that CBP agents have been forced to take on, often at the expense of their traditional enforcement duties, as record numbers of women and children have arrived at the border seeking asylum."I am committed to providing the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol the resources they need to accomplish their border-security mission," said Carla Provost, chief of...

Blindsided by FCA-Renault talks, Nissan risks being left by the roadside

TOKYO/BEIJING, May 28 (Reuters) - Nissan found out about Renault's merger talks with Fiat Chrysler just days before they became public, four sources told Reuters, stoking fears at the Japanese carmaker that a deal could further weaken its position in a 20-year alliance with Renault. Nissan Motor Co Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa likely first caught wind of the merger plan through his own chief operating officer, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, who also serves on Renault's board, one of the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.

How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen
How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen

Being a kid in the summer is often about playing outside, but if you don't protect your child from the sun's ultraviolet rays, he or she has a greater chance of developing skin cancer as an adult...

How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen
How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen

Being a kid in the summer is often about playing outside, but if you don't protect your child from the sun's ultraviolet rays, he or she has a greater chance of developing skin cancer as an adult...

How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen
How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen

Being a kid in the summer is often about playing outside, but if you don't protect your child from the sun's ultraviolet rays, he or she has a greater chance of developing skin cancer as an adult...

How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen
How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen

Being a kid in the summer is often about playing outside, but if you don't protect your child from the sun's ultraviolet rays, he or she has a greater chance of developing skin cancer as an adult...

Get a Good Sunscreen at a Great Price
Get a Good Sunscreen at a Great Price

No doubt about it: If you're using sunscreen properly, you're going to go through a lot of it over the course of a summer. Let's do the math. It takes a full ounce to cover your body, and you nee...

Get a Good Sunscreen at a Great Price
Get a Good Sunscreen at a Great Price

No doubt about it: If you're using sunscreen properly, you're going to go through a lot of it over the course of a summer. Let's do the math. It takes a full ounce to cover your body, and you nee...

Scouted: The 10 Best Memorial Day Mattress Sales, According to Experts
Scouted: The 10 Best Memorial Day Mattress Sales, According to Experts

Memorial Day Weekend is famous for the many mattress sales it surfaces - and this year is no exception. To help you sift through all of your options, we teamed up with the expert reviewers over at Mattress Advisor to help us break down each of the best mattress deals around right now. Using a 6-point testing procedure and 8-point evaluation* in their Mattress Lab for every single mattress, they gave us some tips on what Scouted readers should know and keep in mind as they're shopping this Memorial Day weekend for the greatest savings and highest quality mattress. Below we put together each of the sales with how much you'll be saving, the codes you need to use for discounts, and insights...

New US charges against Assange may slow extradition from UK
New US charges against Assange may slow extradition from UK

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new indictment against Julian Assange could further delay what was already expected to be a protracted battle to get the WikiLeaks founder out of a London jail cell and into a U.S. court, opening the door for his legal team to argue that the Espionage Act charges are political and thus not covered by an extradition treaty between the two countries.

CORRECTED-London's FTSE gains, led by miners; Mothercare surges

Britain's main index firmed on Friday, helped by strong gains in mining heavyweights, while retailer Mothercare jumped after it reported a narrower annual loss and a lower debt burden. The FTSE 100 was 0.5% higher by 0720 GMT while more domestically-focused midcaps were up 0.6%. Mothercare was the standout across UK indexes, up 19.1% to be on course for its best day in a year after its annual report showed restructuring efforts were paying off.

Simulator training remains
Simulator training remains 'possible option' for Boeing 737 MAX pilots in Canada

Simulator training remains a "possible option" for Canadian Boeing 737 MAX pilots, but it's too early to say whether it would be mandatory, a Transport Canada official said on Thursday night, further distancing the regulator from previous remarks by the country's transport minister. "It would be premature not seeing what Boeing has fully proposed yet to determine if simulator training will in fact be included," said Nicholas Robinson, the regulator's director general, civil aviation, told reporters on a conference call following a meeting of global regulators in Texas. Canada's Transport Minister Marc Garneau called in April for pilots to received simulator training for Boeing's...

Utah climber dies after climbing up Everest in 7 summit bid

SANDY, Utah (AP) - A Utah climber with a long-held dream to climb the highest mountains on the planet's seven continents died on top of Mount Everest after reaching his final summit, one of his daughters said.

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