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The Latest: Tornadoes move through southwest Missouri towns
The Latest: Tornadoes move through southwest Missouri towns

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local):

Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones
Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty. Apple responded by sending almost 1,500 replacement iPhones, each with an approximate resale value of $600. Jiang, 30, a former

Pentagon mulling U.S. military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials
Pentagon mulling U.S. military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials
  • World
  • 2019-05-22 22:48:42Z

Tehran and Washington have this month been escalating rhetoric against each other, following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to try to cut Iran's oil exports to zero and beef up the U.S. military presence in the Gulf in response to what he said were Iranian threats. The officials, speaking

U.S. Treasury backs away from plan for Harriet Tubman on $20 bill next year
U.S. Treasury backs away from plan for Harriet Tubman on $20 bill next year
  • US
  • 2019-05-22 22:43:01Z

In 2016, the Treasury Department said it would replace former President Andrew Jackson's image on the front of the bill with that of Tubman by 2020, along with redesigns of the $5 and $10 bill. President Donald Trump has called the inclusion of Tubman on the $20 bill an example of "pure political correctness." As a presidential candidate, Trump suggested Tubman would be better-suited for the $2 bill, a note that is not widely circulated. "We will meet the security feature redesign (goal) in 2020.

Trump loses court round in U.S. Democratic lawmakers demand for bank documents on his businesses
Trump loses court round in U.S. Democratic lawmakers demand for bank documents on his businesses
  • US
  • 2019-05-22 22:37:21Z

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's businesses. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos ruled at a court hearing in New York that Congress has the legal authority to demand the records, clearing the way for the banks to comply with subpoenas issued to them by two U.S. House of Representatives committees last month. (Reporting by Brendan Pierson; editing by Grant McCool)

New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns
New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings.

Search warrants tied to former Trump lawyer Cohen released
Search warrants tied to former Trump lawyer Cohen released

It was Michael Cohen's numerous contacts with a Russia-linked company and a sudden flow of foreign money into a bank account he controlled that led federal investigators to look into whether the money might be part of a plan to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia, according to court filings unsealed Wednesday

Trump Blows Up Infrastructure Meeting with Pelosi, Schumer
Trump Blows Up Infrastructure Meeting with Pelosi, Schumer

Infrastructure was supposed to be one of the few areas with some potential for bipartisan action before the 2020 election. So much for that.Any potential now appears to be all but extinguished after President Trump abruptly blew up a White House meeting with Democratic congressional leaders on infrastructure

Keller, Royals top Cardinals 8-2 in Game 1 of doubleheader
Keller, Royals top Cardinals 8-2 in Game 1 of doubleheader

Brad Keller snapped out of his slump for the Kansas City Royals and kept the Cardinals in their funk. Keller threw seven-plus innings of two-hit baseball, Jorge Soler hit a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat St. Louis 8-2 Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader. The Cardinals have

Musk
Musk's SpaceX sues U.S. Air Force over rocket-building contracts: filings

In the complaint, Space Exploration Technologies Corp said contracts were awarded for three "unbuilt, unflown" rocket systems that would not be ready to fly under the government's timeline, "defeating the very objectives" outlined by the Air Force's program. SpaceX asked the court to force the Air Force to reopen the $2.3 billion Launch Service Agreements competition and reconsider the Hawthorne, California-based company's proposal. In the watershed race for dominance in the space industry, new entrants including SpaceX and billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, compete for lucrative contracts for military launch services.

Yankees halt Giancarlo Stanton
Yankees halt Giancarlo Stanton's rehab due to calf tightness

Giancarlo Stanton's much-anticipated return from the injured list has been pushed back as the outfielder is now dealing with a calf issue.

Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas
Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge in New York refused Wednesday to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with President Donald Trump.

New York state legislature votes to make Trump tax returns available
New York state legislature votes to make Trump tax returns available
  • US
  • 2019-05-22 19:59:08Z

New York state's legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that would make it easier for U.S. congressional committees investigating President Donald Trump to get access to his state tax returns. The Democratic-controlled state Assembly and Senate voted along party lines on the measure, which would circumvent his refusal to hand over his federal tax returns to Congress. New York Republicans who opposed the bill called it an abuse of power that fed into the political designs of Democrats in Washington, the Albany Times-Union reported.

Republican senator wants U.S. Census to ask about criminal records
Republican senator wants U.S. Census to ask about criminal records
  • US
  • 2019-05-22 19:34:16Z

Senator Mike Lee of Utah suggested the idea at a hearing about the Census's impact on the economy. It may add a new layer to a political battle over what questions the U.S. Census Bureau should include on its decennial survey of U.S. residents. "How many people are out of the labor force because of their criminal records?" Lee asked at a hearing in Washington by the Joint Economic Committee, which he chairs.

The Father of the 401(k) Says This Is the Key to Retirement Today
The Father of the 401(k) Says This Is the Key to Retirement Today

You're either one or the other, says the father of the 401(k), and your income doesn't determine the answer. "There's people who make tons of money who don't become successful at saving, and then there are others, surprisingly, who shock the heck out of me-they don't make big bucks but they have substantial savings," Ted Benna, the creator of the 401(k), said on Tuesday at The Wall Street Journal's Future of Everything Festival in New York, The Wall Street Journal reported. The average household aged 40 to 55 earning between $75,000 and $100,000 has just $70,000 in overall assets, which includes retirement funds (but excludes the house and car), according to an analysis by Quartz of...

NASA will send your name to the Red Planet on the Mars 2020 rover
NASA will send your name to the Red Planet on the Mars 2020 rover

Mars 2020 is shaping up nicely, with NASA recently revealing that its rover-hauling spacecraft is essentially complete and currently undergoing testing well ahead of its July 2020 launch window, and NASA is now accepting names of hopeful Mars "travelers" who want to get in on the action.No, you can't actually go to Mars -- nor would you probably want to -- but as with past Mars missions, NASA will be including up to several million names of regular folks who want to participate in the mission in a small way.The names, which will be printed very, very small onto a chip affixed to the rover, will be pulled from NASA's sign-up list which you can add to right now. For your...

Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market
Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out cellphone chip rivals and charged excessive royalties to manufacturers such as Apple in a decision that undercuts a key part of its business. The decision vindicates the U.S. Federal Trade Commission two years after it filed its antitrust

Rep. Lauren Underwood tells Trump's Homeland Security chief that deaths of migrants were 'intentional'
Rep. Lauren Underwood tells Trump's Homeland Security chief that deaths of migrants were 'intentional'

The acting Homeland Security secretary was grilled over his department's treatment of migrant children, five of whom have died since December.

Virginia governor
Virginia governor's role in blackface yearbook photo unclear, school says
  • US
  • 2019-05-22 17:55:11Z

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's former medical school was unable to determine his role in a racist photograph that appeared on his 1984 yearbook page, according to a report released on Wednesday following a three-month inquiry. The photo sparked weeks of political chaos in the state after it was published by a conservative website in February, setting off scandals that embroiled Virginia's three top Democrats. It shows one person in blackface makeup and another in the robes of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan.

Bolton: Coast Guard to help reassert US leadership in Arctic
Bolton: Coast Guard to help reassert US leadership in Arctic
  • World
  • 2019-05-22 17:55:04Z

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton told 240 new Coast Guard Academy graduates Wednesday that they will help lead the way in "reasserting American leadership in the Arctic."

Pelosi says Trump's 'cover-up' could be 'an impeachable offense'
Pelosi says Trump's 'cover-up' could be 'an impeachable offense'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after a meeting with House Democrats on their investigations that "we believe" Trump is "engaged in a cover-up."

Ukraine
Ukraine's parliament snubs new president on election law

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian lawmakers on Wednesday turned down the new president's proposal to amend the election law in a blow to his hopes to get more of his supporters into parliament.

Pelosi says she prays for Trump after accusing him of cover-up
  • US
  • 2019-05-22 17:37:02Z

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she prays for President Donald Trump after a meeting on infrastructure between Democratic congressional leaders and the president collapsed. "For some reason, maybe it was lack of confidence on his part, that he really couldn't ... match the greatness of the challenge that we have," Pelosi told reporters. "I pray for the president of the United States, and I pray for the United States of America," said Pelosi, who earlier in the day had accused Trump of engaging in a "cover-up" in stonewalling congressional probes stemming from the Mueller Russia investigation.

Trump accuses Democratic leaders of 'tearing the United States apart'
  • US
  • 2019-05-22 17:37:02Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused the top Democrats in Congress of "tearing the United States apart" by pursuing investigations stemming from the now-concluded Russia probe. In a series of Twitter posts after he abruptly ended a meeting with Democratic lawmakers on infrastructure, and after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - the top Democrat in Congress - accused him of attempting a cover-up, Trump said: "You can't investigate and legislate simultaneously." (Reporting by Tim Ahmann; editing by Grant McCool)

Stacey Abrams calls on 2020 presidential hopefuls to step up on voter suppression fight
Stacey Abrams calls on 2020 presidential hopefuls to step up on voter suppression fight

Stacey Abrams called on 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to talk more about voter suppression, which she called a major threat to elections.

Sheriff
Sheriff's Deputy Accused of Having 'Sexual Contact' With Teenage Boy

Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Shauna Bishop is supposed to protect and serve but now she`s accused of doing just the opposite.

Trump Storms Out of Infrastructure Talks with Dems after Pelosi Comments
Trump Storms Out of Infrastructure Talks with Dems after Pelosi Comments

President Trump stormed out of infrastructure talks with Democratic congressional leaders Wednesday, railing against House speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim that he is "engaged in a cover-up.""I don't do cover ups," the president told reporters in the White House Rose Garden. "I walked into the room and I told Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi, 'I want to do infrastructure. I want to do it more than you want to do it. I'd be really good at that. That's what I do. But you know what, you can't do it under these circumstances.'""Get these phony investigations over with," Trump added. "I've said from the beginning that you probably can't go down two tracks. You can go...

Dem. Rep. Accuses DHS Secretary of Choosing to Let Migrant Kids Die:
Dem. Rep. Accuses DHS Secretary of Choosing to Let Migrant Kids Die: 'This Is Intentional'

Representative Lauren Underwood (D., Ill.) on Wednesday accused the acting Department of Homeland Security secretary of intentionally implementing border-security policies that would lead to the deaths of migrant children.During his appearance before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan was asked to explain why five children have died in federal custody after being apprehended at the southern border since December."These stories are appalling and yet they keep happening," Underwood said, referring to the recent migrants deaths, as well as reports of inadequate housing and medical care for migrant children apprehended at the border. "Now...

Trump Walks Out on Meeting With Pelosi, Democrats
Trump Walks Out on Meeting With Pelosi, Democrats

Trump Walks Out on Meeting With Pelosi, Democrats

When it comes to abortion, conservative women aren't a monolith
When it comes to abortion, conservative women aren't a monolith

Nearly one in four women in the United States will have an abortion by age 45 - obviously not all of them share the same political views.

Democratic Rep. Tells Acting DHS Chief: Migrant Kid Deaths Under Your Watch Are
Democratic Rep. Tells Acting DHS Chief: Migrant Kid Deaths Under Your Watch Are 'Intentional'

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/CSPANThe acting head of the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday was accused of overseeing the "intentional" deaths of five migrant children, in an aggressive line of questioning by a Democratic member of the House Committee on Homeland Security. Rep. Lauren Underwood, an Illinois Democrat serving her first term, called the deaths the logical result of "a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration," an assertion that Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan disputed as "an appalling accusation."McAleenan, who was first tapped to replace outgoing secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in April, previously served as commissioner of...

Trump to Congress: Stop Probing Me or I
Trump to Congress: Stop Probing Me or I'm Done Talking With Democrats

Leah Millis/ReutersPresident Donald Trump hijacked his own White House "Infrastructure Week" with a public meltdown on Wednesday-calling a surprise press conference to announce he had told Congress' top Democrats that if they don't stop investigating him, he's done talking."Get these phony investigations over with," he said he told them.Trump suggested that he called off his meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer because he was disgusted that Pelosi had accused him of a cover-up earlier in the morning.But Schumer said the tantrum had all the hallmarks of a set-up, noting placards printed with details about the Mueller investigation were perched in...

Mnuchin Says It
Mnuchin Says It's 'Unlawful' to Give Democrats Trump's Tax Returns

"If I had turned them over, I would have been violating the law," Mnuchin told the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Richard Neal, has demanded six years of Trump's personal and business returns under a law allowing him to make such

People Are Convinced This 2011 
 Game of Thrones Poster Revealed Who Was Destined to Win the Throne
People Are Convinced This 2011 Game of Thrones Poster Revealed Who Was Destined to Win the Throne

Was it right in front of us all along?

'I don't do cover-ups': Trump lashes out at Democrats after canceling White House infrastructure sit-down

President Trump holds a surprise White House press conference after walking out of a meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. He blasts Democratic investigations, saying: "This whole thing was a take-down attempt at the president of the United States."

Ben Carson Blames Democrats
Ben Carson Blames Democrats' 'Alinsky' Tactics for His 'Oreo' Moment

The morning after Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson embarrassingly confused a basic real-estate term with a famous cookie during a contentious House hearing, the former neurosurgeon claimed the Democratic lawmakers who grilled him were taking their cues from community activist Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.Carson made national headlines Tuesday when he, the secretary of housing, appeared confused by various real-estate terms. At several points, he asked Democratic congresswomen to explain fundamental terminology for him.During an unsurprisingly sympathetic interview with Fox Business Network's Stuart Varney on Wednesday morning, the Trump official complained that news...

Chiefs
Chiefs' overtime rule change proposal inspired by Patriots falls flat

The NFL won't be changing its overtime rules despite the Chiefs' gripe with how the AFC Championship Game went down.

Probe fails to determine whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is in blackface photo
Probe fails to determine whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is in blackface photo

A probe into Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page could not determine if governor is in blackface photo.

U.S. Justice Department staff recommends blocking T-Mobile-Sprint deal, sources say
U.S. Justice Department staff recommends blocking T-Mobile-Sprint deal, sources say

The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division staff has recommended the agency block T-Mobile US Inc's $26 billion acquisition of smaller rival Sprint Corp, according to two sources familiar with the matter. While Justice Department staff balked at the merger, the Federal Communications Commission indicated on Monday it had reached an agreement in principle with the companies to allow the deal after the companies agreed to sell Sprint's prepaid brand Boost Mobile. The final decision on whether to allow two of the four nationwide wireless carriers to merge now lies with political appointees at the department, headed by antitrust division chief Makan Delrahim.

Deadly strike hits Syria market as Damascus battles jihadists
Deadly strike hits Syria market as Damascus battles jihadists

Maaret al-Numan (Syria) (AFP) - Syrian government air strikes killed 18 civilians, including a dozen people at a busy market, as fierce fighting raged for the jihadist-held northwest, a war monitor said on Wednesday. Regime forces battled to repel a jihadist counteroffensive around the town of Kafr Nabuda that has left 70 combatants dead in 24 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham alliance, led by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, controls a large part of Idlib province as well as adjacent slivers of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia provinces.

U.S. House
U.S. House's Pelosi: Trump is engaged in 'cover up'
  • US
  • 2019-05-22 14:32:04Z

As Democrats in the U.S. Congress debated possibly impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that he is engaged in a "cover-up." Speaking to reporters after a meeting of House Democrats on Capitol Hill, Pelosi said: "No one is above the law, including the president of the United States. The probes range from whether Trump obstructed justice during Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into Russian election meddling to his personal finances and businesses.

Texas flu outbreak halts migrant processing
Texas flu outbreak halts migrant processing

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd says that overcrowding is contributing to the health crisis at the southern border.

British Steel collapses; thousands of jobs could go
British Steel collapses; thousands of jobs could go

British Steel collapsed on Wednesday after the government said last-ditch talks with its owners failed to secure a full financial rescue. The High Court in London ordered British Steel Limited into compulsory liquidation, a statement said. "British Steel Limited was wound-up in the High Court" on Wednesday, meaning its assets would be sold to help pay debts.

Vocal Democrats pressing Pelosi as impeachment talk swells
Vocal Democrats pressing Pelosi as impeachment talk swells

More Democrats are calling - and more loudly - for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, still favoring a more methodical approach, convened a meeting Wednesday

Twitter CEO Dorsey: Square Crypto Begins
Twitter CEO Dorsey: Square Crypto Begins 'Inevitable' Bitcoin Mass Adoption

By CCN: Square, the $32.7 billion mobile payment company founded by Twitter's Jack Dorsey, is one step closer to launching its long-awaited crypto project. The company claimed last night that bitcoin mass adoption is "inevitable" and it is close to making its first hire. Took some time but getting there

The 2020 Toyota Supra Makes More Power Than Toyota Claims
The 2020 Toyota Supra Makes More Power Than Toyota Claims

Dyno pulls reveal that the Supra's BMW-sourced turbo-six overdelivers on its power rating.

Game of Thrones fans think one
Game of Thrones fans think one 'dead' character might actually still be alive

Happily ever after?

Duterte
Duterte's allies dominate Senate race, shut out opposition
  • World
  • 2019-05-22 11:54:35Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine president's allies won a majority of the 12 Senate seats at stake in midterm elections, official results showed Wednesday, while the opposition's shutout heralds a stronger grip on power by a leader accused of massive human rights violations.

Trump, House Democrats square off in U.S. court over Deutsche Bank documents
Trump, House Democrats square off in U.S. court over Deutsche Bank documents
  • US
  • 2019-05-22 11:26:39Z

Republican Trump, who is seeking re-election next year, has aggressively sought to defy congressional oversight of his administration since Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January. Trump said last month that the administration was "fighting all the subpoenas" issued by the House, hardening his position after the release of a redacted report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller on how Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election to help Trump and the president's attempts to impede the investigation. The contents of the subpoenas have not been made public.

Prepare for difficult times, China
Prepare for difficult times, China's Xi urges as trade war simmers

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday, as the U.S.-China trade war took a mounting toll on tech giant Huawei. The world's two largest

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