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Nominations set to close in race to be next UK leader
Nominations set to close in race to be next UK leader

Nominations close Monday in the Brexit-dominated race to become Britain's next prime minister, a contest that will be decided by lawmakers and members of the governing Conservative Party. With a 5 p.m. (1600 GMT, noon EDT) deadline to submit nomination papers, almost a dozen contenders were already battling it out over tax policy, past drug use - and, of course, Britain's stalled departure from the European Union. The winner will face the challenge of breaking Britain's impasse over Brexit, an issue that has bedeviled politicians for three years and ultimately defeated outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May.

Iran gears up for high-stakes diplomacy amid tension with US
Iran gears up for high-stakes diplomacy amid tension with US

As its nuclear deal with world powers unravels amid heightened tensions with the U.S., Iran will see a week of high-stakes diplomacy capped by the first visit of a Japanese prime minister to Tehran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Shinzo Abe will arrive on Wednesday in Iran after earlier meeting with President Donald Trump, whose maximalist approach toward the Islamic Republic has seen America re-impose sanctions once lifted by the 2015 accord and create far-reaching newer ones. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also will visit Tehran as well this week.

Stock markets rally, dollar drops in anticipation of US rate cuts
Stock markets rally, dollar drops in anticipation of US rate cuts

Wall Street stocks rose and the dollar fell Friday after a weak US jobs report bolstered expectations that the Federal Reserve would soon cut interest rates.

Body found at Oregon house identified as missing Disney Mouseketeer Dennis Day

What happened to missing Disney Mousketeer Dennis Day? Oregon police are now trying to find out after his body was identified.

Consumers Get More Help With Blocking Robocalls
Consumers Get More Help With Blocking Robocalls

The fight against robocalls just took a potentially significant turn. The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to allow phone carriers to start to take more aggressive steps to block ...

Make this baked parmesan zucchini a weeknight dinner staple
Make this baked parmesan zucchini a weeknight dinner staple

Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy yournever-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for theat-home foodie

DNA Leads to Arrest in 25-Year-Old Cold Case Rape, Murder of Missouri Girl
DNA Leads to Arrest in 25-Year-Old Cold Case Rape, Murder of Missouri Girl

DNA evidence has led St. Charles County investigators to make an arrest in a 25-year-old child murder case.

UPDATE 1-Lynas touts its independence from China in push for rare earths growth

With China threatening to curb exports of rare earth minerals, Lynas Corp is making an aggressive push for fresh business across the globe and billing itself as the best option for its customers to tap diversified supplies of the specialized materials. While Australia-based Lynas cannot match China's rare earths processing capability, it is hoping that its role as the only rare earths miner and processor outside of China will help it forge new relationships and fuel expansion projects. China last month warned it may curb exports to the United States of rare earths, a group of 17 minerals used in a plethora of military equipment and high-tech consumer electronics.

Pelosi Tells Colleagues She Wants to See Trump
Pelosi Tells Colleagues She Wants to See Trump 'In Prison'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she would like to see President Trump "in prison" while trying to rebuff Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler's request to open an impeachment inquiry."I don't want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison," Pelosi said, according to Politico.The comment was made during a meeting in which Nadler and fellow top Democrats once again urged Pelosi to consider opening an impeachment inquiry. Pelosi, however, maintained her longstanding preference for Trump's defeat at the ballot box in 2020 and his eventual incarceration.Pelosi's spokeswoman Ashley Etienne told Politico that Nadler and the speaker "had a productive meeting about the...

2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i vs. 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster: Which Makes for a Better Summer?
2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i vs. 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster: Which Makes for a Better Summer?

Two pricey four-cylinder convertibles strike gold on a tangle of Sierra Nevada asphalt.

Trump the transatlantic nightmare? Not for these D-Day vets
Trump the transatlantic nightmare? Not for these D-Day vets

Colleville-sur-Mer (France) (AFP) - When Jack Gutman rushed onto Omaha Beach as an 18-year-old US soldier on June 6, 1944, he was taking part in one of the greatest acts of transatlantic cooperation ever seen. "If I could see him, that'd be a thrill for me, because the man has done an awful lot to help our country," the California resident told AFP at the US military cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, ahead of Trump's arrival Thursday to attend a commemoration ceremony. Trump was given a warm welcome by the veterans as he arrived for the 75th anniversary ceremony with French President Emmanuel Macron.

AMC to rethink Georgia filming if abortion law takes effect
AMC to rethink Georgia filming if abortion law takes effect

The network behind a show that's become part of Georgia's pop-culture fiber says it will "reevaluate" its activity in the state if a new abortion law goes into effect. "The Walking Dead" is an economic powerhouse and brings streams of tourists to the Georgia towns where it has been filmed. AMC Networks calls the abortion legislation "highly restrictive" and says in a statement it will be closely watching what's likely to be "a long and complicated fight" over the law.

Joe Biden Is on Top of the Democratic Primary Field. How Does He Stay There?
Joe Biden Is on Top of the Democratic Primary Field. How Does He Stay There?

During a recent campaign swing, Joe Biden showed some vulnerabilities that, while not fatal on their own, could be major obstacles.

Pelosi on impeachment:
Pelosi on impeachment: 'We know exactly what path we're on'

Nancy Pelosi denies she feels pressured as House tees up contempt package.

How the heck is the Apple Watch Series 3 still down to $199 on Amazon?
How the heck is the Apple Watch Series 3 still down to $199 on Amazon?

We've probably told you about this crazy sale at least three or four times now, and now we're going to tell you about it again. Why? Because it's friggin awesome, that's why! You can't walk out of an Apple store with a new Apple Watch Series 3 without spending at least $270 plus tax. But if you head over to Amazon to pick one up instead, you can snag a new Watch for as little as $199. The 38mm Apple Watch Series 3 with Sport Band can be had for that price, or you can size up to a 42mm model for just $229 instead of $310. We can't imagine this crazy deal will be around for too much longer though, so get one while you can!Here's more info from the product page: * GPS * Optical heart...

Jim Jordan: Democrats focused on impeachment and
Jim Jordan: Democrats focused on impeachment and 'getting the president,' not helping the country

Rep. Jim Jordan said Tuesday that Democrats are focused on "getting the president" through impeachment, not on helping the country, calling John Dean's upcoming testimony the "opening act."

Syria, Israel exchange fire amid regional tension, 1 killed

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria said an Israeli attack against a military post in the country's south on Monday killed a soldier and injured another. Israel, in a rare statement acknowledging firing into Syria, said it was responding to an anti-aircraft fire from Syria against one of its combat planes.

Uncle named main suspect in case of missing Utah girl
Uncle named main suspect in case of missing Utah girl

Search underway for missing 5-year-old girl in Utah; Christina Coleman reports.

1 Dead, 9 Wounded in Mass Shooting at Party in Virginia
1 Dead, 9 Wounded in Mass Shooting at Party in Virginia

A mass shooting at a party in Virginia has left one dead and another 9 injured.

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