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Russian bombers, fighters intercepted off Alaska: US military
Russian bombers, fighters intercepted off Alaska: US military

US fighters intercepted six Russian military aircraft in international airspace west of Alaska, and shadowed them until they exited the area, the North American Air Defense Command said Tuesday. The Russian aircraft included two Tu-95 strategic bombers, which were intercepted Monday by two F-22 fighters, the command said. A second group of two Tu-95 bombers and two Su-35 fighters were also intercepted by a pair of F-22 fighters, it said.

Trump stops ex-White House counsel Don McGahn testifying to Congress
Trump stops ex-White House counsel Don McGahn testifying to Congress

* Justice department says McGahn cannot be compelled to talk * House panel chair Jerry Nadler condemns interventionDon McGahn has been subpoenaed to appear before the House judiciary committee on Tuesday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty ImagesDonald Trump has blocked the former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before Congress about the special counsel report on Russian election interference, prompting sharp criticism and even threats of impeachment.In a legal opinion released on Monday, the justice department said lawmakers on Capitol Hill cannot compel McGahn, who was subpoenaed by the House judiciary committee, to answer their questions under oath."The Department...

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10 deals you don't want to miss on Sunday: SanDisk microSDs, $20 off AirPods 2, $25 Fire TV Stick, more

Yesterday's roundup of the best daily deals we could find was a huge hit, and we have some good news on that front: several of the most popular deals are still going strong, plus we have some great new ones for you to check out on Sunday. Highlights include an extremely rare opportunity to save $20 on Apple AirPods 2 (they're sold out, but order now to lock in the discount and they'll likely within a few weeks), the Fire TV Stick 4K for $35 instead of $50 and the Fire TV Stick for $25 instead of $40 (exclusive deal for Prime members), all-time low prices for the Apple Watch Series 3 starting at $199, insanely low pricing on SanDisk microSD cards like a 64GB card for $11.50, a huge...

Comey tears into Bar for
Comey tears into Bar for 'slimming his own department'

Reaction to Comey's remarks from former independent counsel Sol Wisenberg and national security attorney Bradley Moss.

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran
Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

BAGHDAD (AP) - When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside.

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Judge won't kick decision in Smollett case to another judge

A judge has rejected a request to have a judge outside Chicago consider whether to appoint a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case.

Busy Philipps counters anti-abortion laws with #YouKnowMe; Rihanna, Ellen DeGeneres speak out
Busy Philipps counters anti-abortion laws with #YouKnowMe; Rihanna, Ellen DeGeneres speak out

Busy Philipps and other celebrities have taken to social media to push back against anti-abortion legislation being considered by many states.

Photos of Bentley
Photos of Bentley's Centenary Opus book

Grumpy Cat has died, and the internet isn
Grumpy Cat has died, and the internet isn't taking it well

Celebrities come in all shapes, sizes, and, as the internet has taught us, species. Tardar Sauce, better known by her nickname "Grumpy Cat," was one of the most popular felines on the web and, it would seem, in the world. In a sad post Friday morning on her official Twitter account, her family revealed that she passed away at the age of seven earlier this week as a result of complications from an infection. Grumpy Cat first caught the public eye when photos of her perpetually unamused face began circulating on Reddit and elsewhere. Memes followed shortly thereafter, as did media appearances on NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America, and several other networks. The...

Trump proposes immigration overhaul to favor skilled, English speakers
Trump proposes immigration overhaul to favor skilled, English speakers

President Donald Trump called Thursday for radical immigration reform to favor skilled, English-speaking workers over the poorly educated and to shut the door on "frivolous" asylum claimants. For Trump, who has made building security walls on the Mexican border a keystone of his first term, the proposals will feed straight into his re-election campaign. "The biggest change we make is to increase the proportion of highly skilled immigration from 12 percent to 57 percent, and we'd like to even see if we can go higher," Trump said.

Gulf standoff: Iran calm in face of US pressure
Gulf standoff: Iran calm in face of US pressure

In face of soaring tensions with the United States, Iran has so far steered clear of inflammatory rhetoric, its leaders insisting the Islamic republic is not seeking a war with its arch-enemy. "The definite decision of the Iranian nation is to resist against America," he added, before repeating his opposition to any negotiations with the United States. A day later, US President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he was "sure that Iran will want to talk soon".

After Alabama OKs strictest abortion law in nation, Missouri could be next. Where states stand on abortion bans
After Alabama OKs strictest abortion law in nation, Missouri could be next. Where states stand on abortion bans

Alabama's passage of the nation's strictest abortion law is the latest bid by states in the South and Midwest to stake out a legal challenge on a highly emotional, and controversial topic.

White House escalates resistance to House probes
White House escalates resistance to House probes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House sharply escalated its resistance to congressional attempts to investigate President Donald Trump , notifying the House Judiciary panel Wednesday that it would refuse to comply with sweeping requests for documents and witness testimony while declaring that the legislative branch had no right to a "do-over" of the special counsel's Russia probe.

Woman allegedly shoves and kills 74-year-old man after he told her to be nice to bus passengers
Woman allegedly shoves and kills 74-year-old man after he told her to be nice to bus passengers

A 25-year-old woman has been charged with murder after an elderly man sheshoved off a Las Vegas bus died last month, the Associated Press reports

Ford to build more Lincolns for Chinese market locally -CFO

Ford Motor Co plans to start production of new luxury Lincoln models in China for that market as they are launched, starting with the new Corsair later this year, to benefit from lower costs and avoid the risk of tariffs, a top executive said on Monday. "It's a huge, huge opportunity for Lincoln because we see China as Ground Zero for Lincoln given the size of the market and how well the brand has been received," Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks said at a Goldman Sachs conference in New York. Ford has lower levels of localized production than rivals General Motors Co or Volkswagen AG, who make more vehicles in China for Chinese consumers, benefiting from lower labor and material...

Donald Trump Jr. Set for Interview With Senate Intelligence Committee
Donald Trump Jr. Set for Interview With Senate Intelligence Committee

David Becker/GettyDonald Trump Jr. and the Senate Intelligence Committee have reached a deal to meet in mid-June for a private interview that will be limited in time to two to four hours, according to a source familiar with the situation. As Monday came to a close, the president's eldest son was planning on telling Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Co. to take a hike. Trump Jr. had a letter drafted and ready to go to inform the Senate committee that he would not come in for an interview, that he wasn't going to plead the fifth, and that he was ready to be held in contempt. (The Daily Beast has reviewed the letter.)But then, according to the source, roughly an hour before the 5 p.m. ET...

The Latest: Trump on China trade dispute:
The Latest: Trump on China trade dispute: 'We always win'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on standoff between the two largest economies in the world as they trade retaliatory tariffs. (all times local):

How Tim Conway mastered the timeless, universal art of funny
How Tim Conway mastered the timeless, universal art of funny

Tim Conway, who died Tuesday at 85, showcased his broad range of comic skills on 'The Carol Burnett Show' and in many films and TV series.

William Barr Delivers Chilling Message to FBI for Trump
William Barr Delivers Chilling Message to FBI for Trump

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/Photos from Getty/APIf you come at the king, you best not miss. That's the message Attorney General William Barr is sending to FBI agents, whether intentionally or not. Barr has authorized yet another investigation into the FBI's conduct probing links between Russian election interference and the Trump campaign. Even though two other entities are already investigating the same matter, reports indicate that Barr has appointed Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the origins of the Russia probe. In doing so, Barr is playing into the hands of President Donald Trump, who has already characterized Durham's assignment as an...

Trump dismisses report of plan to send troops to Middle East as ally questions Iran threat
Trump dismisses report of plan to send troops to Middle East as ally questions Iran threat

Trump dismissed a report that his administration is planning to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East to address Iran, but then issued a new threat.

Missing Texas girl
Missing Texas girl's mom heckled at court

The mother of a missing 4-year-old Texas girl was heckled outside a courtroom by a group of people who questioned if she had done enough to protect her daughter before her disappearance. (May 13)

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Don't Let Doris Day's Carbonated Charm Obscure Her Phenomenal Talent

The multitalented performer died May 13 at age 97

China expected to retaliate over Trump tariff hike, economic adviser says
China expected to retaliate over Trump tariff hike, economic adviser says

Larry Kudlow says 'We may know more today or this evening or tomorrow' after Trump raises spectre of a full-blown trade war Donald Trump meets President Xi Jinping of China in Beijing in 2017. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP The US expects China to retaliate over the Trump administration's latest tariff hike, chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday. "The expected countermeasures have not yet materialized," Larry Kudlow told Fox News Sunday. "We may know more today or even this evening or tomorrow." As markets digested the comments, futures trading pointed to a drop in Wall Street stocks on Monday while Asian shares slipped in early trade. Talks ended on Friday and Trump raised the...

Kodak Black arrested at Rolling Loud Music Festival
Kodak Black arrested at Rolling Loud Music Festival

The U.S. Marshals Service said Kodak Black was charged with a crime in connection with weapons but didn't elaborate.

WSJ: Trump Asked Ex-White House Counsel Don McGahn to Publicly Clear Him of Obstruction After Mueller Report
WSJ: Trump Asked Ex-White House Counsel Don McGahn to Publicly Clear Him of Obstruction After Mueller Report

Chris Wattie/ReutersPresident Trump attempted to have former White House counsel Don McGahn publicly state that he didn't view the president's request to have special counsel Robert Mueller removed in 2017 as obstruction of justice just days after the Mueller report was released, The Wall Street Journal reports. While McGahn is said to have rebuffed the request, it would mark at least the second time the president or one of his lawyers allegedly asked McGahn to publicly vouch for Trump amid scrutiny of potential obstruction of justice. When The New York Times first reported in 2018 that Trump had urged McGahn to have Mueller removed, Trump's personal lawyer asked McGahn to publicly...

Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction
Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of nearly 80 miles (130 kilometers) of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday.

UPDATE 4-U.N., Houthis say Yemen ports withdrawal to start on Saturday

Yemen's Houthi group will on Saturday start to unilaterally redeploy forces out of three key ports, the United Nations and a Houthi spokesman said, a move to pave the way for political negotiations to end Yemen's four-year war. The statement from the U.N.'s Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) said the Houthis would make an "initial unilateral redeployment" between May 11 and May 14 from the ports of Saleef, which is used for grain, and Ras Isa, used for oil, as well as the country's main port of Hodeidah.

This DIY aromatherapy blend is perfect for Meghan Markle -- and other new moms
This DIY aromatherapy blend is perfect for Meghan Markle -- and other new moms

The world watched as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry introduced their 7-poundnew bundle of joy to the world, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

The Fight Over the Mueller Report Will Reveal Just How Political the Courts Have Become
The Fight Over the Mueller Report Will Reveal Just How Political the Courts Have Become

And raise questions about Obama-era stonewalling and a sitting justice's family history

Iranian Commander: No Talks With US After Trump Invite
Iranian Commander: No Talks With US After Trump Invite

A top Iranian commander shut down the idea of talks with the U.S. Friday while shrugging off the presence of American B-52 bombers that arrived in the area the previous day."No talks will be held with the Americans and the Americans will not dare take military action against us," General Yadollah Javani of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards said, according to Iran's state-run Tasnim news agency.Iran "sees America as unreliable," the Guards' deputy chief for political affairs added.The U.S. deployed the four bombers as well as the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf and they reportedly arrived at the Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar on...

Grandmother, teen parents of abandoned newborn found in Humboldt Park alley charged, police say
Grandmother, teen parents of abandoned newborn found in Humboldt Park alley charged, police say

The teen mother and father of a newborn baby that was found abandoned in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood have been charged with attempted murder.

EXCLUSIVE-India orders anti-trust probe of Google for alleged Android abuse-sources

India's antitrust watchdog has ordered an investigation into Alphabet Inc's unit Google for alleged abuse of its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals, two sources aware of the matter told Reuters. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) last year started looking into the complaint, which is similar to one Google faced in Europe that resulted in a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) fine on the company, Reuters reported in February.

Colorado school shooting suspects to appear in court amid looming questions
Colorado school shooting suspects to appear in court amid looming questions

Questions remain about the how and why of the Colorado STEM school shooting. Investigators persuaded a judge to temporarily keep most reports secret.

Mitch McConnell Reassures Hannity: Don Jr. Subpoena Will
Mitch McConnell Reassures Hannity: Don Jr. Subpoena Will 'Have a Happy Ending'

Days after calling for the end of the "Groundhog Day spectacle" of Trump investigations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reassured a fraught Sean Hannity on Thursday night that Senate Intelligence Committee chair Richard Burr's (R-NC) subpoena of Donald Trump Jr. was no big deal.Noting that McConnell had declared "case closed" on the Mueller report, Hannity wondered why Burr would subpoena the president's son to reappear before the intelligence committee.Turning to McConnell, the pro-Trump Fox News host stated that the majority leader had already said that it was time to "stop relitigating" the 2016 election and "move forward" for the American public."I agree with all of that,"...

Ingraham: If Dems take the White House
Ingraham: If Dems take the White House

Joe Biden announces plan to provide health care to illegal immigrants.

Sean Spicer: Democrats should accept the conclusions of the Mueller report
Sean Spicer: Democrats should accept the conclusions of the Mueller report

On Donald Trump's presidency, stop trying to breathe life into a scandal that simply doesn't exist, writes former White House spokesman Sean M. Spicer

Hundreds gather at ceremony to bid farewell to Rosenstein
Hundreds gather at ceremony to bid farewell to Rosenstein

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of Justice Department employees gathered Thursday to send off Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, capping a tenure marked by a tumultuous relationship with President Donald Trump.

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US is in 'constitutional crisis,' House speaker says

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the US is in a "constitutional crisis" triggered by President Donald Trump's refusal to comply with congressional inquiries into his actions, mainly in connection with the Russian election interference probe. "Trump and his Administration's decision to ignore the oath of office has triggered a constitutional crisis," Pelosi, the country's most powerful Democratic politician, said on Twitter. Trump and the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives have been locked in a bitter standoff since the publication late last month of the partially redacted Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 election that brought Trump to office.

Colorado school shooting: Family IDs student killed in Highlands Ranch; 2 suspects in custody
Colorado school shooting: Family IDs student killed in Highlands Ranch; 2 suspects in custody

The father of 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo says his son was the student killed in a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. He said his son was a hero and he wants people to know what a great kid he was.

New Parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Let Their Clothes Speak for Them
New Parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Let Their Clothes Speak for Them

Dominic Lipinski/GettyJust two days old, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor made his television debut swaddled in white cloth and matching his mother, Meghan Markle. The new parent, also clad in cream, wore a sleeveless trench dress for the Windsor Castle press conference. Though the midi was first reported to be from Givenchy, the house that made Markle's wedding dress, it was later clarified to come courtesy of London-based menswear designer Grace Wales Bonner. Unlike her royal predecessors Kate Middleton and Lady Diana, who opted for bright, patterned frocks during their first post-birth appearances, Markle chose a pristine, clear eggshell hue. The duchess highlighted her midsection...

All the new Search features Google just announced at I/O 2019
All the new Search features Google just announced at I/O 2019

Google's annual developer conference got under way in earnest Tuesday in Mountain View, with Google I/O 2019 promising a slew of important news covering all aspects of the search giant's business -- everything from details about its newest handsets that leaked in the runup to the conference to the next version Android. Artificial intelligence and software have tended to come in for outsized emphasis at past conferences, but the company kicked things off with updates to its signature product, Search.The company just announced a new integration of your camera and AR features with Search, such as the ability to put 3D models right into your search results. The company showed off its usage...

Trump escalates fight with Democrats  as they move to hold Barr in contempt
Trump escalates fight with Democrats as they move to hold Barr in contempt

Jerrold Nadler makes proposal after the DoJ refuses to give House judiciary committee an unredacted version of Mueller's report * Follow the latest US politics news liveUS attorney general William Barr testifies at Senate judiciary hearing on investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election on Capitol Hill on 1 May. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/ReutersDonald Trump's bitter confrontation with his political opponents continued to intensify on Monday, after House Democrats set up a vote to hold his attorney general, William Barr, in contempt of Congress.The president has repeatedly lashed out at Democrats as they pursue Barr over what they say was his biased and...

Venezuelans hold vigil for those killed in street clashes
Venezuelans hold vigil for those killed in street clashes

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Led by Roman Catholic priests in white robes, several hundred Venezuelans said prayers Sunday at a candle-lit vigil for at least five people killed in street clashes following a failed opposition call for a military uprising.

'We still believe there's a path forward': Pompeo says N. Korean launches won't derail diplomacy
'We still believe there's a path forward': Pompeo says N. Korean launches won't derail diplomacy

North Korea's missile launches Saturday "didn't present a threat to the United States" and its allies, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

Sanders Pitches to Iowa, Wants Halt to Agriculture Mega-Mergers
Sanders Pitches to Iowa, Wants Halt to Agriculture Mega-Mergers

Speaking to supporters in tiny Osage, Iowa -- a farming community with about 4,000 residents -- Sanders also promised to steer more farm subsidies away from bigger companies and to strengthen antitrust laws governing the industry. "In rural America, we are seeing giant agribusiness conglomerates extract as much wealth out of small communities as they possibly can, while family farmers are going bankrupt and in many ways are being treated like modern-day indentured servants," Sanders said at an event that is part of a days-long sweep through the state.

Trump Picks Mark Morgan as New Head of ICE in Continued Shakeup

"I am pleased to inform all of those that believe in a strong, fair and sound Immigration Policy that Mark Morgan will be joining the Trump Administration as the head of our hard working men and women of ICE," Trump tweeted on Sunday. Morgan's nomination comes as Trump has looked to reshape his administration's immigration team amid a surge of migrant apprehensions at the southern border.

The Next Islamic State Battlefield Will Be in South Asia
The Next Islamic State Battlefield Will Be in South Asia

How did a small, fringe Wahhabi splinter group, led by a fiery speaker with a sixth-grade education, known mainly for defacing Buddhist symbols, carry out a coordinated and sophisticated terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka?The answer is, it didn't, not without external support, both direct and indirect.The Sri Lanka attack reinforces the notion that the Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the attack, is more a brand around which forces with overlapping goals coalesce to exploit local or regional opportunities than an entity.The events in Sri Lanka were soon followed by the propaganda video reappearance of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who,...

Militants kill politician ahead of new round of India vote
Militants kill politician ahead of new round of India vote

Suspected militants shot dead a local leader of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party in disputed Kashmir ahead of the latest round of polling, highlighting bloodshed that has marred India's mega-election. The killing in Anantnag district of India's only Muslim-majority state is the latest in a string of attacks to have marred the election which began last month. The militants opened fire on Gul Mohammad Mir, who belonged to a local unit of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), at his house in south Kashmir on Saturday night.

The Woman Standing Between Modi and a Majority
The Woman Standing Between Modi and a Majority

Santu Adhikari scavenges with scarred hands through the rubble of a Tata Motors factory where he once hoped to work. Adhikari blames his grim predicament on one of India's most powerful regional politicians: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who triumphed in state polls after leading farmer protests here in the province's fertile Singur district to drive away the company a decade ago. Narendra Modi swooped in and brought the factory across the country to his home state of Gujarat, part of an investment push that propelled his Bharatiya Janata Party to victory in India's 2014 general election.

Palestinian mother, baby reported killed in Israeli strike; Israel disputes claim
Palestinian mother, baby reported killed in Israeli strike; Israel disputes claim

Gazan authorities reported a pregnant Palestinian mother and her one-year-old daughter killed in an Israeli strike on Saturday, but an Israeli army spokesman challenged the Palestinian account of the incident. The Gazan health ministry said in a statement Falestine Abu Arar, 37, died from the "Israeli targeting east of Gaza". It had earlier announced the death of her 14-month-old daughter in the same incident as Israel carried out strikes in response to some 250 rockets fired from Gaza.

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