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Biden Leads Pack of Democratic Hopefuls on Beat-Trump Factor

Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg are among the candidates that likely Democratic voters are at least considering in 18 states that will shape the initial 2020 fight, the poll shows. The CBS News/YouGov poll shows Biden had support of 31% of Democratic primary voters with three U.S. senators next: Warren of Massachusetts at 17%, Sanders of Vermont at 16%, and Harris of California at 10%.

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Father's Day 2019: Paganism, roses and how the campaign to celebrate dads was won

Father's Day, the official calendar date to honour our wonderful dads and celebrate fatherhood, is just around the corner. Recognised each June, the day sees children around the world present their dads with cards and gifts as a thank you for all they do. But when did the first observance of Father's Day take place and who helped establish the annual celebration of paternal figures? From the history behind the celebration, to the more recent commercialisation, here is everything you need to know about Father's Day. When is Father's Day 2019? Father's Day is held every year on the third Sunday of June; this year Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 16 in the UK. Typically, fathers are...

Field fires in Syria
Field fires in Syria's Hasakeh kill 10: monitor

Fires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syria's northeast have killed at least 10 people, a war monitor said Sunday, as Kurdish authorities claim the blazes were set deliberately. Kurdish authorities and the Damascus regime are competing to buy up this year's harvest as fires -- some claimed by the Islamic State group -- continue to scorch crops in the country's breadbasket. The victims included civilians and members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces who died while trying to extinguish the blazes since Saturday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Libyan Premier Proposes Peace Plan, War Crimes Investigation

Fayez Al-Sarraj, in a press briefing in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, proposed the conference be held with the help of the United Nations and that it decide a road map for elections to take place in 2019. The effort marks the latest bid by the embattled premier, who heads a government backed by the international community, to end the ongoing crisis in the OPEC member country. Haftar's Libyan National Army launched its offensive in early April after having secured much of the rest of the country.

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Israel PM's wife Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing public funds

An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw her admit to lesser charges. Sara Netanyahu was found guilty of exploiting the mistake of another person and ordered to pay a fine and compensation, in a deal approved by Jerusalem magistrates' court justice Avital Chen.

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Saudi crown prince says kingdom isn't seeking war in region

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom is not seeking war in the region, but warned it will not hesitate to confront threats to its security. The U.S. alleges Iran used limpet mines to target the tankers, pointing to black-and-white footage it captured that American officials describe as Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops removing an unexploded mine from the Kokuka Courageous. Iran has rejected the U.S. claim that it was responsible for Thursday's attacks, saying it stands ready to play an active and constructive role in ensuring the security of strategic maritime passages.

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Pope Francis' Arch Nemesis Comes Out of Hiding to Slam Him on Predator Priests

Franco Origlia/GettyROME-There are few scandals in the sordid history of the American Catholic church more painful than the saga of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a high-ranking prince of the church who fell from grace amid a slew of lies and cover-ups. McCarrick was forced to resign and later defrocked after credible allegations that he sexually abused a boy from the age of 11 until the young man was 29, starting long before the Boston Spotlight probe and Pennsylvania Grand Jury report came to define priests behaving badly.It was well known in certain Catholic circles that the cardinal liked to entertain six or more seminarians in his five-bedroom New Jersey beach house with the...

Sara Netanyahu: Israeli premier
Sara Netanyahu: Israeli premier's scandal-plagued wife

Sara Netanyahu the wife of Israel's prime minister, who was convicted Sunday of misusing public funds, has long been the target -- with her husband -- of corruption and mismanagement allegations. Recordings of her screaming at cleaning staff in the prime minister's official Jerusalem residence reached the press, causing waves of contempt but also concern for her emotional health.

Off-duty LAPD officer opened fire in deadly Corona Costco shooting, police say
Off-duty LAPD officer opened fire in deadly Corona Costco shooting, police say

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer fired his gun during a deadly shooting at a Costco Wholesale store in Corona Friday night, police said Saturday.

New York-area airport briefly closed after plane lands on flat tires
New York-area airport briefly closed after plane lands on flat tires

The busy Newark airport serving the New York area was briefly closed Saturday after a United Airlines flight experienced multiple flat tires upon landing and skidded partly off the runway, the airline and Federal Aviation Administration said. No major injuries were reported in the incident at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from New York. The FAA said United Airlines flight 627, arriving from Denver, landed at 1 pm (1700 GMT) before skidding off the left side of a runway, with its main landing gear getting stuck in a grassy area.

Shooting Inside a California Costco Kills 1, Injures 2
Shooting Inside a California Costco Kills 1, Injures 2

A shooting at a Costco has left one person dead, and two others injured.

'Don't Go to Target Today:' Registers Across the Country Are Down, Reports Say

Patrons from Texas to New York to Florida are tweeting photos and videos of dozens of customers unable to check out

Crew Members of Attacked Norwegian-Owned Tanker Now in Dubai
Crew Members of Attacked Norwegian-Owned Tanker Now in Dubai

The suspected attacks occurred at dawn Thursday about 40 kilometers off the southern coast of Iran

California and New Mexico team up to try and make sure the border wall is never built
California and New Mexico team up to try and make sure the border wall is never built

Sen. Kamala Harris calls it 'inhumane' to tell migrants to go back to their native countries.

Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law
Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law

Planned Parenthood is building the stage for another possible fight over abortion in Alabama: a large women's clinic that's under construction despite the state's passage of a near-total ban on abortions. Located beside an interstate highway in downtown Birmingham, the 10,000-square-foot structure is now nothing but a steel frame and roof. Abortion critics vow to oppose the opening, but a spokeswoman for the women's health organization said neither the new law nor opponents were a factor in the project.

The games were the star of E3, but gaming PCs were center stage

Yes, smartphone gaming is growing rapidly, but for people who want the best possible visuals and the most compelling action, PCs are still the go-to.

How the AH-64 Apache Became the Ultimate Attack Helicopter
How the AH-64 Apache Became the Ultimate Attack Helicopter

Early in the morning of January 17, 1991, eight sleek helicopters bristling with missiles swooped low over the sands of the An Nafud desert in as they soared towards the border separating Saudi Arabia from Iraq.At 2:30 a.m., the choppers fanned out and set to work in teams of two. Rocket motors flashed as Hellfire missiles streaked towards two Iraqi radars powerful enough to potentially pick up the faint signature of a stealth plane.Minutes after the radars had been reduced to rubble, Nighthawk stealth jets soared through the twenty-mile-wide radar gap, headed for Baghdad. But the Army's Apache attack helicopter aviators they had struck first to "kick down the door" for the...

HK VP9: The 9mm Pistol That Is Better Than a Glock 19?
HK VP9: The 9mm Pistol That Is Better Than a Glock 19?

If there's anything you need to know about the company Heckler & Koch, it's that they are pretty much synonymous with quality firearms that are in service with military, law enforcement units, and civilians all over the world.And if you know anything about Heckler & Koch, then you should have heard about the HK VP9 9mm pistol, which was first released to the general market in 2014.Today, the HK VP9 competes with other handguns such as the CZ P10C, Glock 19, and the Walther PPQ. So yes, it is 'just another striker fired 9mm pistol' on the market.But nonetheless, in many ways the HK VP9 is a very unique offering, and we'll cover the reasons why in this review.History of the HK VP9

Report: Marine and Navy F-35 Pilots Need to Ration Afterburners at High Altitudes
Report: Marine and Navy F-35 Pilots Need to Ration Afterburners at High Altitudes

After eighteen years of troubled and controversial development, the Lockheed F-35 Lightning stealth fighter may soon enter mass production, many of its bugs having been expensively squashed after delivery of an initial four-hundred "low-rate-of-initial-production" aircraft.However, a June 2019 scoop by Defense News journalists Valerie Insinna, David Larter and Aaron Mehta has revealed thirteen serious Category-1 flaws remain.As reported by Insinna and Larter, on two occasions late in 2011 an F-35B and F-35C flying near their maximum service ceiling of 50,000 feet damaged themselves using their afterburners to attain speeds of Mach 1.3 and 1.4.Remarkably, these eight-year-old incidents had...

UPDATE: Costco shooting: Suspect in custody after shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded in Riverside County
UPDATE: Costco shooting: Suspect in custody after shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded in Riverside County

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.

Costco shooting: Authorities responding to reports of shots fired at Costco in Corona
Costco shooting: Authorities responding to reports of shots fired at Costco in Corona

A shooting has been reported at a Costco Wholesale store in Corona on Friday.

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks
Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area. A day after explosions blew holes in two oil tankers just outside Iran's territorial waters, rattling international oil markets, the administration seemed caught between pressure to punish Iran and reassure Washington's Gulf Arab allies without drawing the U.S. closer to war.

Governors still in the shadows of Democrats
Governors still in the shadows of Democrats' 2020 campaign

Being a governor isn't what it used to be, at least not in presidential politics. Three Western executives are learning that the hard way in a crowded Democratic scramble dominated by former Vice President Joe Biden and a gaggle of nationally known senators. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a late entry into the field of two dozen, failed to qualify for Democrats' first debates later this month.

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Hong Kong govt to 'pause' divisive extradition bill: reports

Hong Kong's embattled government looks set to press pause on a deeply unpopular extradition bill that has provoked unprecedented clashes between police and protesters, multiple local media outlets reported Saturday. The city's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam has faced mounting calls to abandon the controversial legislation, including from her own political allies and advisers. 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.

Glock Guns Made in the USA? Yes, This Is Happening.
Glock Guns Made in the USA? Yes, This Is Happening.

This year Sig Sauer, Inc. appears to be on track to supersede its German counterpart, Sig Sauer GmbH. Pistols that were previously only made in Germany are now being made in the United States. Some may wonder, will Glock head in the same direction in the future? Some Glock models are now being produced in the United States, although the majority of Glocks are still made in Austria.Like Sig Sauer, Inc., Glock, Inc. started as the distributor of Glock pistols in the United States. However, in the 2010s, Glock wanted to break into the market for .380 Auto compact pistols. Glock had made .380 pistols for the European market before, but due to the BATFE's "point system" that determines which...

Southwest passenger 'bombarded by inappropriate photos' from stranger on her flight
Southwest passenger 'bombarded by inappropriate photos' from stranger on her flight

Here's a good reason for iPhone users to disable AirDrop while on planes: A Texas woman forgot and another passenger sent her unsolicited nude photos.

Indiana man arrested for hitting Delta flight attendant on Paris flight, causing diversion

A federal complaint says a man struck a flight attendant in the throat during a flight from Indianapolis International Airport to Paris.

Doctors will conduct health checks at facility with preemie
Doctors will conduct health checks at facility with preemie

The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas. "You look at this baby and there is no question that this baby should be in a tube with a heart monitor," said Hope Frye, a volunteer with an immigrant advocacy group who travels the country visiting immigration facilities with children to make sure the facilities comply with federal guidelines. Frye and other advocates said the case highlights the poor conditions immigrants are held in after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as the government deals with an unprecedented number of families and children...

Front Altair leaves Iran waters after Gulf of Oman attacks
Front Altair leaves Iran waters after Gulf of Oman attacks

The Norwegian-owned Front Altair oil tanker has left Iran's territorial waters and was under tow to the UAE two days after it was attacked in the Gulf of Oman, shipping officials said Saturday. The tanker was one of two vessels that were rocked by explosions as they passed through Gulf of Oman waters on Thursday. The Front Altair is "heading toward the Fujairah-Khor Fakkan area in the United Arab Emirates", head of ports of Iran's southern province of Hormozgan told the semi-official news agency ISNA.

YouTube TV is giving away free Showtime subscriptions to longtime users
YouTube TV is giving away free Showtime subscriptions to longtime users

They say that nothing in life is free, but Google would beg to differ, as select YouTube TV subscribers are now being offered a free subscription to Showtime from now through September 5th. The subscription typically costs $10.99 per month, but if you are granted this limited-time offer, you can try the service out for free.It's not entirely clear who getting access to this free summer of Showtime, as YouTube TV simply refers to "longtime friends" in the offer. That said, as someone who has been paying for YouTube TV since last year, I didn't see the offer on my account. It should pop up as soon as you load up tv.youtube.com or the YouTube TV app if you're eligible, but if you...

Huckabee: Rushing into military action with Iran would be a huge mistake
Huckabee: Rushing into military action with Iran would be a huge mistake

U.S. blames Iran for oil tanker attacks; reaction from Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee.

The Hot List: 5 Best 9mm Guns You Can Get Your Hands On
The Hot List: 5 Best 9mm Guns You Can Get Your Hands On

In this review of our top picks for best compact 9mm pistols, we looked at some of the most popular handguns on the market. While it was a tough decision for us to settle on only one of them as our top pick for best compact 9mm, we had to go with the Glock 19. This is a solid sidearm that is great for the novice shooter, packs a major punch and is what you may call "just right".Concealed carry guns have been growing in popularity in the last few years, and more people now than ever before have their concealed carry licenses. That means that gunmakers are having to keep up with the demand and in the area of compact .9mm pistols.Anytime there is such a large demand or surge in popularity,...

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Tesla's Solar Roof is incredibly sleek… and incredibly expensive

Beyond selling cars, it's no secret that Tesla's overarching goal is to change the way the world uses and generates electricity. Hardly a well-kept secret, Elon Musk explained as much during the second iteration of Tesla's master plan."The point of all this," Musk wrote back in 2016, "was, and remains, accelerating the advent of sustainable energy, so that we can imagine far into the future and life is still good.""By definition," Musk went on to explain, "we must at some point achieve a sustainable energy economy or we will run out of fossil fuels to burn and civilization will collapse."In light of that, it wasn't all that surprising when Tesla in...

Biden vs. Sanders and other things to watch in the first Democratic debates
Biden vs. Sanders and other things to watch in the first Democratic debates

The debates offer a chance to define a candidate's campaign - or severely hinder it.

The 52 Most Delish Dessert Tarts
The 52 Most Delish Dessert Tarts

7 Kitchen Remodel Ideas on a Budget

-- Change the paint color. One of the simplest projects to transform any room is to change the paint color on the walls. "If your appliances are white -- or they used to be white but now they're taupe -- you might want to think about spending your money there," says Leneiva Head, owner of Welcome Home Realty, a real estate management company in Nashville, Tennessee.

North Carolina wants to know who owns voting-machine makers
North Carolina wants to know who owns voting-machine makers

North Carolina won't clear voting-machine makers to sell their systems to county elections boards until it learns more about who owns them, the state's elections board chairman said Friday. The decision comes amid worries of foreign election interference that have grown since special counsel Robert Mueller's April report into Russian efforts to sway the 2016 presidential election. Mueller's report "essentially says everybody should be concerned about this and everybody should be looking harder at a lot of these things to make sure we're protected as best we can be," said Robert Cordle, the head of the state elections board.

The New Bentley Flying Spur Imagined Four Different Ways by Our Staff
The New Bentley Flying Spur Imagined Four Different Ways by Our Staff

The Latest: Mexico migrant agency chief presents resignation
The Latest: Mexico migrant agency chief presents resignation

Mexico's National Migration Institute says its top official has presented his resignation to the president. The institute said Friday in a brief statement that Tonatiuh Guillén thanked President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the opportunity to serve the country. The agency did not say why Guillén was stepping down.

Venezuelans rush to Peru border ahead of migration crackdown
Venezuelans rush to Peru border ahead of migration crackdown

Thousands of Venezuelans rushed to Peru's northern border on Friday in hopes of entering the Andean country before it imposes tough immigration requirements at midnight, as one of the hitherto most welcoming destinations for the migrants in South America closes another door to them. Venezuela's economic collapse under President Nicolas Maduro has unleashed the biggest migratory crisis in recent Latin American history, forcing countries like Peru - a developing nation of 32 million people - to grapple with an unprecedented surge in immigration. Children dominated the crowds of tired migrants who arrived at the Peruvian border town of Tumbes from Ecuador on Friday, ahead of the June 15...

Anita Hill: I still hold Biden accountable but would consider voting for him
Anita Hill: I still hold Biden accountable but would consider voting for him

Though Hill was not satisfied with Biden's apology over Clarence Thomas testimony, she could see herself voting for him in 2020 When asked whether Joe Biden's behavior was comparable to that of Donald Trump, who has denied multiple accusations of sexual assault, Anita Hill said: 'Absolutely not.' Photograph: Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images Anita Hill has said she could see herself voting for Joe Biden, despite his past treatment of her, saying she considers him "perfectly capable of running for president". Before announcing his presidential bid in April, Biden contacted Hill to express his "regret for what she endured" while testifying against US supreme court nominee Clarence Thomas in...

Man being chased by officers falls from bridge
Man being chased by officers falls from bridge

Video from a police body camera shows a shooting suspect falling about 30 feet from a bridge in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as officers chased him. (June 14)

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Here's Who Will and Won't Get to Face Joe Biden in the First 2020 Democratic Debate

REUTERSNBC has determined which 2020 Democratic candidates will appear with each other on the Miami stage later this month for the first Democratic National Committee debates. A total of 20 candidates will participate across two nights (June 26 and 27) with 10 on in each night.The network broke down the two-night contest this way: The first night will feature Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), former Rep. John Delaney (D-MD), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), former HUD Sec. Julian Castro, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA). The second night will feature former Vice...

China probes FedEx after Huawei parcels misrouted
China probes FedEx after Huawei parcels misrouted

China on Friday launched an investigation into FedEx for "failing to deliver express packages" to the correct addresses in the country, state media said, after the US delivery service misrouted some Huawei parcels. FedEx apologised earlier this month for the delivery mishap after Chinese telecoms giant Huawei said it was reviewing its ties with the package service over the incident. The US delivery firm said at the time that "no external parties requested that FedEx transfer these packages".

Iran tanker attack: Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo should follow Ronald Reagan's lead
Iran tanker attack: Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo should follow Ronald Reagan's lead

During the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, the Reagan administration faced off a spate of tanker attacks with targeted military force and smart diplomacy.

New Toyota Cars Will Automatically Go into Park and Shut the Engine Off
New Toyota Cars Will Automatically Go into Park and Shut the Engine Off

Starting with the 2020 model year, Toyota is implementing two new safety features on many of its models.

Grilling-themed Father's Day cards are at steak: Some folks are done with dad stereotypes
Grilling-themed Father's Day cards are at steak: Some folks are done with dad stereotypes

Often, Father's Day cards tend to depict dads doing typical "dad" things: shoppers want something more.

Irina Shayk sports sexy black leather look on the runway amid Bradley Cooper split rumors
Irina Shayk sports sexy black leather look on the runway amid Bradley Cooper split rumors

Irina Shayk looked unfazed on the runway amid rumors that she and Bradley Cooper have broken up.

Under Fire, Trump Backtracks on Reporting Foreign
Under Fire, Trump Backtracks on Reporting Foreign 'Dirt' to FBI

"Of course you give it to the FBI" if warranted, Trump said Friday in a phone interview with Fox News. Special Counsel Robert Mueller discovered that a Russian lawyer approached Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. in 2016, offering damaging information from the Kremlin about Trump's Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

Iran not seeking war with US, sending warning: analysts
Iran not seeking war with US, sending warning: analysts

Amid an intensifying war of words following dual tanker attacks in the Gulf, Iran is not seeking open conflict with the United States but is sending a warning to Washington, analysts say. Tensions around the Gulf shipping channel, vital to the transportation of crude, soared after two tankers came under attack early Thursday, with the US quickly blaming Iran for the incidents. "(Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali) Khamenei and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps are rational actors -- despite how some portray them -- and they will not want, unduly, to invite Iran's annihilation," said Middle East analyst and author Neil Partrick.

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