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OJ Simpson on Twitter:
OJ Simpson on Twitter: 'I got a little gettin' even to do'

Simpson has generally kept a low profile since his release from prison in October 2017 for robbery and kidnapping over an attempt to steal back some of his sports memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room. The 71-year-old recently told the AP he was happy and healthy living in Las Vegas 25 years after the killings of his ex-wife and her friend. Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were stabbed to death on the night of June 12, 1994.

Mayor 'sick' by video of police encounter with young family
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  • 2019-06-16 14:17:14Z

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is calling for action after disturbing footage emerged of an altercation involving officers and a young family . A video released Friday shows Phoenix police officers pointing guns and yelling profane commands to a father and a pregnant woman holding her 1-year-old. Police had been responding to a Family Dollar for a report of shoplifting.

Priyanka Chopra Wears Orange Dress and Knee Brace For Date With Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra Wears Orange Dress and Knee Brace For Date With Nick Jonas

The actress isn't letting a knee brace hold her back.

Two AFP journalists beaten, detained in C. Africa
Two AFP journalists beaten, detained in C. Africa

Security forces in Central African Republic beat and detained two journalists working for French news wire Agence France-Presse (AFP) covering a banned opposition protest in the capital Bangui, the reporters said Sunday. Charles Bouessel, 28, and Florent Vergnes, 30, said they were held for more than six hours and questioned three times on Saturday after having been brutally manhandled by members of the Central Office for the Suppression of Banditry (OCRB). The reporters said they were prevented from leaving the area despite telling the security forces that they were accredited journalists allowed to work in CAR.

30% of Americans Can't Answer This Important Money Question
30% of Americans Can't Answer This Important Money Question

If you can't answer this simple question, you could be throwing money away.

Adele Got Drunk With the Spice Girls and Shared Instagram Proof
Adele Got Drunk With the Spice Girls and Shared Instagram Proof

Spice up your life.

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%.

Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront
Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront
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  • 2019-06-16 13:01:59Z

The $2.6 billion gambling, hotel and entertainment complex brings Las Vegas opulence to the unlikeliest of places: a largely industrial waterfront home to a subway train repair yard, a water and sewer agency facility and a power plant. Massachusetts leaders hope the resort and its curved, bronze-toned hotel tower - echoing the company's distinctive properties in Vegas and Macau - transforms the city's reputation as an industrial afterthought. "We were ready for something like this," Mayor Carlo DeMaria said last week, putting forth a vision of a thriving waterfront district of hotels, restaurants and shops.

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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...

Alabama orders
Alabama orders 'chemical castration' of some child molesters
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  • 2019-06-16 12:54:14Z

Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo "chemical castration" while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and it appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it. The procedure uses medications that block testosterone production in order to decrease sex drive. The Alabama law says sex offenders whose crimes involved children between ages 7 and 13 must receive the medication before being released from prison on parole.

New Orleans got a haul in Anthony Davis trade - and just became a League Pass favorite
New Orleans got a haul in Anthony Davis trade - and just became a League Pass favorite

The Pelicans look like fun.

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.

Pope dons helmet to enter earthquake-hit cathedral in Italy
Pope dons helmet to enter earthquake-hit cathedral in Italy
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  • 2019-06-16 11:55:41Z

Pope Francis has donned a white firefighter's safety helmet to enter a damaged cathedral during a visit to central Italy, where he is giving encouragement to people still struggling three years after devastating earthquakes struck. Francis traveled Sunday to the town of Camerino, which was shaken so badly in 2016 that people are still not allowed into the town center as work continues to stabilize buildings. Before he entered the cathedral, a firefighter's safety helmet was placed over Francis' skullcap.

Damaged tanker arrives at UAE anchorage amid increased regional tensions
Damaged tanker arrives at UAE anchorage amid increased regional tensions

A damaged Japanese tanker arrived Sunday at a UAE anchorage site after it was rocked by explosions in Gulf waters as Saudi Arabia accused arch-rival Iran of being behind the attack. The Kokuka Courageous was carrying highly flammable methanol through the Gulf of Oman on Thursday when it came under attack along with the Norwegian-operated Front Altair -- the second assault in a month in the strategic shipping lane. US President Donald Trump has said the twin attacks had Iran "written all over it" -- rejecting Tehran's vehement denial -- and its key Gulf ally Saudi Arabia has also lashed out against Tehran.

Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead
Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead
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  • 2019-06-16 11:01:00Z

The Happy Spot was a little depressed. Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered on Thursday at the restaurant in Deer Grove, Illinois, after heavy rains caused unprecedented delays in planting this year and contributed to record floods across the central United States. James McCune, a farmer from Mineral, Illinois, was unable to plant 85% of his intended corn acres and wanted to commiserate with his fellow farmers by hosting the "Prevent Plant Party" at The Happy Spot.

Will Democrats Learn Their Lesson before 2020?
Will Democrats Learn Their Lesson before 2020?

Washington -- "It is a great advantage to a president," said the 30th of them, "and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man." Or, Calvin Coolidge would say today, a great woman. While today's incumbent advertises himself as an "extremely stable genius" and those who would replace him promise national transformation, attention should be paid to the granular details of presidential politics, which suggest that a politics of modesty might produce voting changes where they matter, and at least 270 electoral votes for a Democrat.If the near future resembles the immediate past, which it often does, the Democratic nominee in...

New Parents Need Paid Family Leave, and Here
New Parents Need Paid Family Leave, and Here's a Bill to Provide It

The most important role that God has gifted me in life is that of being a father. Nothing can prepare you for the sheer rush of love and joy that comes with the privilege of being a parent.There is also nothing that prepares new parents for the sudden and extreme change in schedules and finances that comes with starting a family. And for far too many new parents across our nation, the sad reality is that they are forced to take on new debt or fall onto welfare programs just to pay for their basic living costs after having a child. New mothers feel pressured to return to work too soon after giving birth, and new fathers are often unable to take time off to spend those critical first few...

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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.

Exclusive: Boeing seeking to reduce scope, duration of some physical tests for new aircraft - sources
Exclusive: Boeing seeking to reduce scope, duration of some physical tests for new aircraft - sources

Boeing Co engineers are reducing the scope and duration of certain costly physical tests used to certify the planemaker's new aircraft, according to industry sources and regulatory officials. As Boeing kicks off the year-long flight testing process on its new 777X, its engineers will cut hours off airborne testing by using computer models to simulate flight conditions, and then present the results to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of the basis for certification, according to two people with direct knowledge of the strategy. Reuters could not determine when Boeing decided to move forward with the plan to cut back on physical tests or the extent to which it planned...

China's FedEx probe should not be seen as retaliation - Xinhua
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  • 2019-06-16 09:58:29Z

China's investigation into FedEx Corp over misdirected mail should not be regarded as retaliation against the U.S. company, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, amid worsening relations between China and the United States. The inquiry was aimed at sending a message that any economic entity in China should abide by the country's laws and regulations, it said in a commentary. "China is willing to share the opportunities in its courier market with foreign investors.

Turkey
Turkey's Erdogan says S-400s delivery for early July

Turkey expects the delivery of the controversial Russian S-400 missile defence system to begin in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkish media on Sunday. Colleagues in charge of the schedule are following the issue," Erdogan said according to CNN Turk broadcaster. Ankara's deal with Moscow has been a major source of tension between Turkey and the United States, with Washington threatening consequences including sanctions against its fellow NATO member.

China prepared for long trade fight with the US - party journal
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  • 2019-06-16 08:04:10Z

The United States has underestimated the Chinese people's will to fight a trade war and Beijing is prepared for a long economic battle, an influential Chinese Communist Party journal said on Sunday. China would not give way on major principles in its negotiations with the United States on ending the dispute, the commentary in the ideological journal Qiushi, or Seeking Truth, said. The editorial represented "a further mobilisation of Chinese society" in the struggle against U.S. trade pressure, wrote Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the state-run Global Times newspaper, in a tweet.

Saudi crown prince says kingdom isn
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.

Rizzo homers off Jansen, Cubs stun Dodgers
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  • 2019-06-16 05:37:26Z

Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning as the visiting Chicago Cubs rallied for a 2-1 victory Saturday night over the Los Angeles Dodgers and closer Kenley Jansen. Three outs away from losing the first three games of the four-game series, the Cubs began their comeback when Kris Bryant was hit by Jansen's first pitch. Rizzo then crushed a 2-0 pitch into the Cubs' bullpen in right field for his team-leading 19th home run of the season.

Report: Anthony Davis traded to Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, picks
Report: Anthony Davis traded to Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, picks

LeBron James has his second star next to him. Anthony Davis has landed exactly where he wanted. Things had been building toward this for more than a week. Boston was holding back - meaning they would not put Jayson Tatum in an offer. The Clippers and Nets couldn't get any traction. And there were the

U.S. Open 2019: How the remarkable third round at Pebble Beach explains why Johnny Miller retired
U.S. Open 2019: How the remarkable third round at Pebble Beach explains why Johnny Miller retired

A remarkable day of golf requires a summation to match, and it was delivered by Brandel Chamblee on Golf Channel's "Live from the U.S. Open" on Saturday evening. "It was an incredible day of clutch performances," Chamblee said. There was another point to make, too, and Frank Nobilo made it, that the USGA has gotten the course setup right.

LeBron, Anthony Davis and… Kemba? What are the Lakers next steps to contention
LeBron, Anthony Davis and… Kemba? What are the Lakers next steps to contention

The Lakers want to get another star, but that's complicated and it leaves them little money to round out the roster.

Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai
Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai
  • World
  • 2019-06-16 02:47:35Z

Crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran as the other tanker targeted in the assault limped into anchorage off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates. Both the mariners' recollection and the physical evidence remaining on the MT Front Altair and the Kokuka Courageous, now off the coast of Fujairah, will play an important role in determining who the international community blames for Thursday's explosions on board the oil tankers. Already, the U.S. has blamed Iran for what it described as an attack with limpet mines on the two tankers, pointing to black-and-white footage it captured that...

Pope Francis
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...

Analysis: Anthony Davis trade a win-win for both sides

The Lakers, the Pelicans, Rich Paul, LeBron James, they all can take a victory lap. The trade that will be official in the coming weeks sending Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks - first reported

American paradox: Deficit widens even as economy grows
American paradox: Deficit widens even as economy grows

President Donald Trump likes to take credit for the US economy, with historic low unemployment and few signs of rising prices, but his promises that surging growth would pay for massive tax cuts are falling flat. Trump promised to supercharge growth to three percent or higher, and claimed the tax cuts would pay for themselves by spurring investment and employment, which in turn would generate higher tax revenue. In fact, July will mark the longest economic expansion in US history, with continual growth since mid-2009.

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Trump's first term: hits and misses

Washington (AFP) - "Promises made, promises kept," goes one of President Donald Trump's main 2020 reelection slogans. Here are some of the key policy hits and misses -- comparing his accomplishments to his promises -- from a tumultuous first term. The economy will be Trump's major selling point.

Hong Kong leader apologizes as protesters press demands for her to quit
Hong Kong leader apologizes as protesters press demands for her to quit
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  • 2019-06-16 01:17:51Z

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters maintained calls for her to resign over her handling of a bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial. Lam "apologized to the people of Hong Kong for this and pledged

Young bear was fed by humans and had many 'fans.' Officials say they had to kill it
Young bear was fed by humans and had many 'fans.' Officials say they had to kill it

A young black bear was shot and killed by Oregon officials after becoming so habituated to humans that people reportedly took selfies with it.

AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade
AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade

Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all. The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled Davis to the Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices, several people familiar

Saudi crown prince lashes out at arch-rival Iran over tanker attacks
Saudi crown prince lashes out at arch-rival Iran over tanker attacks

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused arch-rival Iran of attacks on oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel, adding he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom, according to an interview published on Sunday. Two tankers were struck by explosions on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, the second attack in a month in the strategic shipping lane amid a tense US-Iran standoff, sparking fears of a regional conflagration and sending oil prices soaring. The prince also accused "Iran and its proxies" over May 12 attacks on four tankers anchored in the Gulf of Oman off the United Arab Emirates port of Fujairah.

UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks but doesn't want war
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  • 2019-06-15 23:42:17Z

Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" but said in an interview published on Sunday that the kingdom does not want a war in the region. Attacks on two oil tankers on

US border center scrutinized after teen found with preemie
US border center scrutinized after teen found with preemie
  • US
  • 2019-06-15 23:05:06Z

A U.S. Border Patrol facility in Texas came under new scrutiny Saturday after a teenage mother was found there with a premature baby. Immigrant advocates expected the facility in the U.S.-Mexico border city of McAllen to allow doctors inside to conduct health assessments, but it was not immediately clear whether those assessments took place. The number of arriving migrants that border patrol agents are dealing with is overwhelming, and they need more funding, according to officials with the administration of President Donald Trump.

'Tightwad': Kuchar heckled on 18th hole Saturday at Pebble Beach

Just before Matt Kuchar stepped over a 3-foot putt to close out his third round at the U.S. Open, a hush that had fallen over the gallery lining the 18th green was suddenly broken. "You're a tightwad, Kuchar!" screamed one fan from the grandstand behind the green, a call that was clearly heard by Kuchar and playing competitor Chesson Hadley. The comment harkened back to Kuchar's mishandling of a compensation situation with his fill-in caddie at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in the fall, one of multiple controversial moments that have dotted a season in which the 40-year-old has played some of the best golf of his career.

Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of twin tanker attacks
Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of twin tanker attacks

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused rival Iran of attacks on two oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel, adding he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom, according to excerpts of an interview published on Sunday. "The Iranian regime did not respect the presence of the Japanese prime minister as a guest in Tehran and responded to his (diplomatic) efforts by attacking two tankers, one of which was Japanese," Prince Mohammed told pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat, referring to the attacks in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday. "We do not want a war in the region... But we won't hesitate to deal with any threat to our people, our sovereignty, our territorial...

Buttigieg Worries Tech May Add Racial Bias to Credit Decisions
Buttigieg Worries Tech May Add Racial Bias to Credit Decisions

Buttigieg, a Democratic presidential candidate, was responding to a black business owner who asked about the denial of capital to African Americans during the Black Economic Alliance Forum held jointly with Black Entertainment Television in Charleston, South Carolina. The event, held Saturday, will be broadcast Sunday on BET.

After massive Target outage, some stores say registers running again
After massive Target outage, some stores say registers running again

Target shoppers are posting to social media about long waits at the checkout line and then leaving stores empty-handed Saturday afternoon.

Trump calls London mayor a 'disaster' after a spate of killings
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  • 2019-06-15 20:47:19Z

U.S. President Donald Trump once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday, saying he is a "disaster" and will "only get worse" after three people were slain in the city in less than 20 hours. Trump retweeted a tweet by the right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins who called London "stab city" and said "this is Khan's Londonistan," a phrase used to describe the city's failure to tackle Muslim extremists. Khan is a disaster - will only get worse!" Trump said on Twitter.

Peru starts demanding passports, visas from Venezuelans
Peru starts demanding passports, visas from Venezuelans
  • World
  • 2019-06-15 20:36:09Z

Dozens of riot police stood guard at Peru's northern border on Saturday, hours after new entry measures requiring Venezuelan migrants to hold a passport and humanitarian visa took effect. More than 9,000 Venezuelans entered the country with just their national ID cards on Friday, the highest number

Black Boeing employee sues company after finding noose at desk, says "my work life is degrading"
Black Boeing employee sues company after finding noose at desk, says "my work life is degrading"

A black employee at Boeing who says that he has found a noose hanging near his desk, signs near his workspace saying "n-----" and urine covering his desk on separate occasions says that his work life remains "degrading" even after he complained to management, he told ABC News. Curtis Anthony, a quality inspector since 2011 on the 787 Dreamliner at Boeing's North Charleston, South Carolina, plant, is suing the company for an alleged "racially hostile" work environment and for alleged retaliation after he complained about the alleged harassment.

Rio
Rio's far-right governor would use 'a missile' against criminals

Rio de Janeiro's far-right governor Wilson Witzel has advocated using a "missile" to blow up criminals in one of the Brazilian city's most violent slums. Witzel, who presided over a record number of police killings in the first three months of his term, said Friday that Rio residents were living in a "state of terrorism," in comments broadcast by RJTV. "If it were authorized by the United Nations, in other parts of the world, we'd have authorization to send a missile there to blow up those people," Witzel said, referring to the City of God favela, which earned worldwide notoriety with the hit 2002 film of the same name.

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.

Mets acquire Brooks Pounders from Indians
Mets acquire Brooks Pounders from Indians

The Mets will attempt to alleviate their bullpen woes with Cleveland right-hander Pounders, whom they acquired for cash considerations on Saturday.

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.

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