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China's Xi arrives in North Korea for talks with Kim Jong Un
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  • 2019-06-20 03:16:09Z

Chinese President Xi Jinping departed Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he's expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations with Washington over North Korea's nuclear weapons. China's official Xinhua news agency reported that Xi was

President Trump briefed on missile strike in Saudi Arabia, spokeswoman says
President Trump briefed on missile strike in Saudi Arabia, spokeswoman says

U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the details of a missile strike in Saudi Arabia, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday. "We are closely monitoring the situation and continuing to consult with our partners and allies," Sanders added. Earlier, Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis said they had struck a power station in Al-Shuqaiq city, in the Saudi province of Jizan, with a cruise missile, according to the group's Al Masirah TV.

The Latest: Witness says he saw Navy SEAL stab prisoner
The Latest: Witness says he saw Navy SEAL stab prisoner
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  • 2019-06-20 00:36:26Z

A Navy SEAL has testified that he saw a comrade stab a wounded and captive Islamic State fighter in Iraq in 2017. Chief Special Operator 1st Class Craig Miller testified Wednesday that Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher plunged his knife twice into the neck of the teenage prisoner after providing medical care. Miller denied that accusation during Gallagher's court-martial.

Tori Spelling Says Her Oldest Kids Didn
Tori Spelling Says Her Oldest Kids Didn't Recognize Her in the Original Beverly Hills, 90210

The actress, 46, revealed that her kids didn't immediately recognize her when she first showed them the beloved teen soap, in which she starred as Donna Martin from 1990 to 2000.

The Latest: Protesters are demanding Phoenix police firings
The Latest: Protesters are demanding Phoenix police firings
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  • 2019-06-20 00:00:33Z

Protesters angered by a video of Phoenix officers who pointed guns and yelled obscenities at a black family they suspected of shoplifting have crowded inside City Council chambers to demand police reforms. Speakers later called on the council to fire the officers involved and to set up a board of civilians to oversee changes in police department procedure already recommended over the past decade.

Donald Trump team threatens to lay off employees if Congress doesn't eliminate agency
Donald Trump team threatens to lay off employees if Congress doesn't eliminate agency

Trump administration and Congress clash over proposal to eliminate the Office of Personnel Management

Used car dealers didn
Used car dealers didn't want to fix deadly defects, so they wrote a law to avoid it

Used car dealers faced a financial crisis after recalls over deadly Takata airbags and GM ignition switches. So dealers wrote their own legislation and used lobbyists to get it passed.

Family says Dallas courthouse shooter wanted to die
Family says Dallas courthouse shooter wanted to die
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  • 2019-06-19 22:48:57Z

The family of a 22-year-old man who opened fire on a Dallas courthouse, striking no one before federal agents fatally shot him, said they believe his intent was to die. Brian Isaack Clyde's stepmother, Heather Clyde, told The Dallas Morning News that she hadn't seen any warning signs but that she and his father think the Army veteran went to the Earle Cabell Federal Building on Monday to be killed. Brian Clyde's mother, Nubia Brede Solis, said her son had been in a mental institution before he was discharged from the Army.

Budget Talks Stall as Democrats Seek More Government Spending
Budget Talks Stall as Democrats Seek More Government Spending

(Bloomberg) -- Republican leaders balked at Democratic requests for spending on non-defense government programs, warning that the two parties are still far apart on a deal to avert a government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling.The request came at a meeting Wednesday that included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and acting White House budget chief Russ Vought.Republicans are demanding more money for defense, and Democrats want to match that with other government spending. Such a deal would raise...

Meet the 'cat-fox,' a mysterious mammal found in Corsica that could be a new species
Meet the 'cat-fox,' a mysterious mammal found in Corsica that could be a new species

The 'cat-fox,' a mysterious feline that roams the French island of Corsica, may be a new species, according to wildlife officials.

Trump honors economist who advised him on lowering taxes
Trump honors economist who advised him on lowering taxes

New accountability report finds NASA has been paying Boeing huge bonuses for failing
New accountability report finds NASA has been paying Boeing huge bonuses for failing

Between its various ongoing Mars missions, orbiters studying asteroids and other planets, and a Moon trip on the horizon, NASA spends a lot of money. Boeing, which has contracts with NASA to build the rocket for its Space Launch System (SLS) is a big recipient of that cash, and a new government accountability report reveals that NASA has not only been paying more and more despite Boeing falling way behind on its deadlines, it's actually also been paying the company bonuses for its performance. As Ars Technica explains, the new government report is somewhat troubling, especially when you consider that the SLS program has now fallen well behind schedule. The Space Launch System has been in...

Meghan McCain hurls harsh words at Joy Behar on 'The View' but it doesn't affect friendship
Meghan McCain hurls harsh words at Joy Behar on 'The View' but it doesn't affect friendship

"... Women can debate on TV in a spirited way without it being personal," Meghan McCain said after directing an expletive at "View" co-host Joy Behar.

Crumbling roads, grids cost poor nations billions due to storms: World Bank
Crumbling roads, grids cost poor nations billions due to storms: World Bank

Flooding, storms and other natural hazards, made more likely by climate change, cost poor nations hundreds of billions every year due to crumbling infrastructure, the World Bank said Wednesday. The global lender said power and water cuts and traffic disruptions caused by inclement weather and worsened by poor management and maintenance of bridges, roads and electricity grids, cost low- and middle-income nations $390 billion (350 billion euros) annually. With much of the plumbing, power, and health infrastructure needed to sustain them yet to be built, investors are increasingly prioritising projects that will prove resilient to future climate shocks.

Glaciers, goodbye? Himalayan ice melt has doubled in recent years, old spy images confirm
Glaciers, goodbye? Himalayan ice melt has doubled in recent years, old spy images confirm

Picture 3 million swimming pools full of water. That's how much ice melts from glaciers in the Himalayas each year, and climate change is the primary cause.

Free tampons for students: Boston latest to tackle 'period poverty' with $100K program
Free tampons for students: Boston latest to tackle 'period poverty' with $100K program

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wants to improve menstrual equity for girls in low-income households, many of whom struggle to pay for tampons and pads.

Navy SEAL Gallagher pleads not guilty and denies all charges in murder of ISIS teen
Navy SEAL Gallagher pleads not guilty and denies all charges in murder of ISIS teen

Trial continues for Special Ops chief Edward Gallagher; Jonathan Hunt has the details.

4 charged in downing of Malaysian airliner over Ukraine
4 charged in downing of Malaysian airliner over Ukraine

International prosecutors announced murder charges Wednesday against four men - three of them Russians with military or intelligence backgrounds - in the missile attack that blew a Malaysia Airlines jet out of the sky over Ukraine five years ago, killing all 298 people aboard. The case, built with the help of wiretaps, radar images and social media posts, marks the most significant step yet toward tying the tragedy to Moscow, which has backed the pro-Russian separatists fighting to seize control of eastern Ukraine. In announcing the charges, prosecutors appealed for witnesses to help lead them even further up the chain of command in President Vladimir Putin's Russia.

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AOC's Holocaust Remarks Divide Congressional Democrats

Democrats are split over Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's comments earlier this week equating American immigrant-detention centers with the concentration camps of Nazi Germany, as some in her party defend the remarks while others spoke against them."The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are," the 29-year-old New York Democrat said during an Instagram Live stream on Monday. "I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that 'never again' means something."Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday cautioned freshman Democrats that they are responsible for remarks they make."They come to represent...

Apple Is Playing Chicken With China. Will Beijing Flinch?
Apple Is Playing Chicken With China. Will Beijing Flinch?

As the trade war drags on, the iPhone maker is considering moving some of its production out of that country.

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Fox's Sunday U.S. Open coverage featured Tiger Woods (a lot) less than usual, according to these numbers

A small, but vocal crowd chants this refrain during almost every PGA Tour event-in particular, the ones when Woods isn't contending. While their claims that Woods is shown a disproportionate amount certainly have merit, they never seem to grasp that most people want to watch the 15-time major champ no matter his position on the leader board. The website Classic TV Sports has been tracking all the final-round shots shown at golf's four major championships since the start of the 2014 season.

Beyond Meat Shorts Close to `Tipping Point
Beyond Meat Shorts Close to `Tipping Point' as Losses Mount

(Bloomberg) -- Beyond Meat Inc. bears are battered, but they haven't given up -- yet.Short sellers have managed to dodge a short squeeze despite the stock's 33% advance in the past six trading days, according to S3 Analytics. While the stock fell as much as 4.5% on Wednesday, expectations for borrow

Hellcat-Powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 6x6 Pickup Exists Because It Can
Hellcat-Powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 6x6 Pickup Exists Because It Can

When the going gets absurd, the absurd get a Jeep Wrangler Hellcat 6x6 at auction.

'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder: UN expert

There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a UN expert said Wednesday, calling for sanctions on the prince's foreign assets. The conclusion was outlined in a report by the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard. Callamard, an independent human rights expert who does not speak for the United Nations but reports her findings to it, called on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to initiate an international criminal investigation into the case.

Push to legalize recreational pot fails in New York
Push to legalize recreational pot fails in New York
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  • 2019-06-19 17:54:46Z

A push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York state has failed after state leaders did not reach a consensus on several key details in the final days of the legislative session. Despite broad support for legalization and polls showing its statewide popularity, lawmakers couldn't agree on

Ducks buy out Perry's contract
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  • 2019-06-19 17:35:11Z

The Anaheim Ducks bought out the contract of former NHL MVP Corey Perry on Wednesday, ending the winger's 14-year tenure with the team. "This is one of the most difficult decisions I've had to make in my 44 years in the NHL," executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray said in a statement. Team owners Henry and Susan Samueli also released a statement, reading in part, "On behalf of the entire Ducks organization, we want to thank Corey Perry for his tremendous contributions to the franchise.

Cracker Barrel bars church event over LGBT execution remarks
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  • 2019-06-19 17:30:25Z

Cracker Barrel said it won't host an event by a Tennessee church whose pastor was a detective who preached that the government should execute gay people. The restaurant chain said Tuesday on Twitter that it's not affiliated with All Scripture Baptist Church or its pastor, ex-Knox County sheriff's Detective Grayson Fritts. Cracker Barrel said it disagrees with their statements of hate and divisiveness and the June 29 event won't be allowed at the restaurant.

Alabama man denies feeding meth to
Alabama man denies feeding meth to 'attack squirrel'
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  • 2019-06-19 17:26:15Z

An Alabama man wanted on drug and weapons charges has posted a video denying he fed methamphetamine to a so-called "attack squirrel" that he considers a pet. Mickey Paulk posted the video on his Facebook page Tuesday night as authorities continued searching for him. "The public isn't in danger in any kind of way from the methed-out squirrel in the neighborhood," Paulk said with a laugh.

Huawei Iran-Sanctions Evidence Deemed Too Risky for China to See
Huawei Iran-Sanctions Evidence Deemed Too Risky for China to See

Some evidence used to charge Huawei Technologies Co. with bank fraud and violating U.S. sanctions on Iran was deemed so sensitive that the Chinese telecom giant's lawyers must now take unusual steps to review the information -- and even then, the company may never see it. While specific evidence wasn't disclosed, prosecutors convinced a federal judge that releasing too much would pose a risk to national security and other governmental concerns. The U.S. already had banned the company's technology and accused Huawei of aiding Beijing in espionage.

Poll: What do Democrats want to hear about at the debates? (Hint: It's not Trump.)
Poll: What do Democrats want to hear about at the debates? (Hint: It's not Trump.)

Poll: Democratic voters are eager to hear from candidates on issues from health care to education. They don't want to spend debate time on Trump.

Donald Trump's Fourth of July bash to include speech at Lincoln Memorial, parade, flyovers
Donald Trump's Fourth of July bash to include speech at Lincoln Memorial, parade, flyovers

President Donald Trump will deliver a speech from the Lincoln Memorial as part of a series of events that includes a parade and military flyovers.

These 22 new vehicles are the highest-quality models of the year, according to J.D. Power

The three Korean automotive brands are producing the highest quality vehicles in the U.S., according to an influential annual survey by J.D. Power.

Four arrested for possible hate crime in 'mob' attack on gay couple outside of DC gay bar
Four arrested for possible hate crime in 'mob' attack on gay couple outside of DC gay bar

The couple has posted a GoFundMe to cover the medical costs for the victim, Braden Brecht. He is uninsured.

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Trump's picks for administration jobs keep dropping out. But why?

More than five dozen of President Trump's nominees withdrew or saw their nominations pulled before they were put through the confirmation process.

As Gulf tensions rise, Israel
As Gulf tensions rise, Israel's Netanyahu warns 'enemies'

With tensions rising between Israel's ally the US and its archfoe Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Jewish state's enemies not to test it Wednesday, his office said. "I hear our neighbours from the north, south and east threatening our destruction," Netanyahu said in a statement released by his office after he observed a large-scale military excercise in the north of the country. "I say to our enemies: The Israeli army has very great destructive power.

Man charged in threat to kill gays at St. Louis Pride parade
Man charged in threat to kill gays at St. Louis Pride parade

A suburban St. Louis man accused of telling organizers of the city's Pride parade that he would shoot and kill as many gays as possible at the LGBTQ celebration before turning the gun on himself has been charged with making a terrorist threat, according to court documents. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Edward Terry, 49, of Overland, was charged Tuesday. Marty Zuniga, vice president of PrideFest, said the organization works "hard to produce an event that is safe for all participants." The Pride parade in downtown St. Louis draws hundreds of thousands of people every year and is scheduled to take place June 30.

'Generation climate' to occupy huge German coal mine

Thousands of European environmental activists are readying to blockade a huge open-pit coal mine in Germany, backed for the first time by the student climate movement launched by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. The sixth protest of its kind, from Thursday to Monday, comes after Greens parties made strong gains in European Parliament elections and in Germany are for the first time polling neck-and-neck with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. As in years past, the "Ende Gelaende" (EG) movement will try to blockade and occupy operations in one of energy giant RWE's huge lignite pits, the new ground zero in an intensifying environmental battle.

People are sharing their worst depression meals and I
People are sharing their worst depression meals and I'm gagging

We've all got that one, go-to heinous "meal" we eat at the kitchen counter illuminated only by the light of the fridge. Twitter user @hayley_hud asked her followers to share "the worst depression meal you've ever made." She then proceeded to post her own, which is "toast with a chick fil a sauce," a dish she labels an "abomination." I can't say I disagree.> Hey y'all please reply with the worst depression meal you've ever made...here is my abomination, toast with chick fil a sauce pic.twitter.com/9qIM8aQZ2T> > -- Saddington 2 ✈️ (@hayley_hud) June 18, 2019Looking through the thread of what people consider to be their saddest food attempts...

UN expert urges probe of Saudi prince over Khashoggi killing
UN expert urges probe of Saudi prince over Khashoggi killing
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  • 2019-06-19 14:53:40Z

An independent U.N. report into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Wednesday there is "credible evidence" to warrant further investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and suggested sanctions on his personal assets. The scathing probe

Serbian schoolchildren protest over maths test leak
Serbian schoolchildren protest over maths test leak
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  • 2019-06-19 14:52:32Z

Dozens of primary school students rallied for a second day on Wednesday in downtown Belgrade, demanding the resignation of the education minister after authorities postponed a mathematics exam that was leaked on social media. The children were upset at the stress caused by the postponement this week

Hope Hicks becomes first former Trump administration official to testify before Congress about Mueller report
Hope Hicks becomes first former Trump administration official to testify before Congress about Mueller report

Hope Hicks, President Donald Trump's former spokeswoman, appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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Trump's Biggest Move to End the 'War on Coal' Won't Rescue the Industry

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump is scaling back sweeping Obama-era curbs on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants burning coal, his biggest step yet to fulfill his campaign promise to stop a "war" on the fossil fuel.Yet the Environmental Protection Agency's rewrite of the Clean Power Plan,

Janet Mock makes history at Netflix as first trans woman with overall studio deal
Janet Mock makes history at Netflix as first trans woman with overall studio deal

Janet Mock's Netflix deal makes history for trans women

Trump Campaign Just Raised $24.8 Million, Less Than 24 Hours After Orlando Rally
Trump Campaign Just Raised $24.8 Million, Less Than 24 Hours After Orlando Rally

Trump Campaign Just Raised $24.8 Million, Less Than 24 Hours After Orlando Rally

UPDATE 2-Harley-Davidson strikes deal to build smaller bike in China

Harley-Davidson Inc will partner with China's Qianjiang Motorcycle Co to build a new smaller motorcycle than its trademark "big hogs", making good on promises to move more production outside the United States that have angered President Donald Trump. Trump last year threatened to impose higher taxes on Harley after it made plans to move production for European customers overseas, part of a longer-term strategy for dealing with lower sales in the U.S. and higher costs because of trade tariffs. The partnership Harley outlined on Wednesday is aimed both at taking a bigger chunk of China's huge bike and moped market, while also fitting in with a plan to cut costs and source half of all...

U.S. Navy Presents Evidence of Iran
U.S. Navy Presents Evidence of Iran's Role in Attack on Tankers

(Bloomberg) -- A U.S. navy investigator presented what he said was evidence of Iran's involvement in the attacks on tankers near the Persian Gulf, laying out the most detailed assessment that's been made public since the incident raised tensions in the region earlier this month.Commander Sean Kido, an

Iran talking to Russia and China in case EU nuclear deal efforts fail: TASS
Iran talking to Russia and China in case EU nuclear deal efforts fail: TASS

Iran is in talks with Russia and China on a possible settlement mechanism in case discussions with EU over a nuclear deal fail, the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security council, Ali Shamkhani, said, according to Russia's TASS news agency. Tehran said in May it would reduce compliance with the nuclear pact it agreed with China, Russia and other world powers in 2015, in protest at the United States' decision to unilaterally pull out of the agreement and reimpose sanctions last year.

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Makes an Insane 760 Horsepower
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Makes an Insane 760 Horsepower

When Ford claimed this would be the most powerful Mustang ever, it wasn't kidding.

Israel holds large military drill amid US-Iran tensions
Israel holds large military drill amid US-Iran tensions

Israel wrapped up its largest military drill in years on Wednesday, with thousands of troops from the army, navy and air force simulating a future war with the militant Lebanese Hezbollah group amid fears that Iran would draw its Shiite proxy into the recent growing tensions in the Persian Gulf. The Israeli military said the four-day exercise had been planned long in advance and focused on the immersion of all branches against threats emanating from Israel's north. It included a large deployment of unmanned aircraft and the first use of the F-35 stealth fighter planes to prepare for scenarios of missile attacks and underground infiltrations from Lebanon.

US Navy expert: Tanker attack mine resembles Iranian mines
US Navy expert: Tanker attack mine resembles Iranian mines
  • World
  • 2019-06-19 11:50:54Z

The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore "a striking resemblance" to similar mines displayed by Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said Wednesday, stopping short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault. Iran has denied being involved

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