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June 07, 2015
U.S. Sends 1,500 Troops to Mideast After Blaming Attacks on Iran

U.S. Sends 1,500 Troops to Mideast After Blaming Attacks on Iran

The U.S. will bolster forces in the region by about 1,500 troops, though Trump and the Pentagon said that the deployment is for defensive purposes with a focus on missile defense, surveillance and keeping open shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf. “We’re going to be sending a relatively small number...

New US charges against Assange may slow extradition from UK

New US charges against Assange may slow extradition from UK

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new indictment against Julian Assange could further delay what was already expected to be a protracted battle to get the WikiLeaks founder out of a London jail cell and into a U.S. court, opening the door for his legal team to argue that the Espionage Act charges are political...

UPDATE 2-Kurdish MPs, inmates end hunger strike in Turkey after militant leader call

UPDATE 2-Kurdish MPs, inmates end hunger strike in Turkey after militant leader call

Several Kurdish lawmakers and thousands of prison inmates in Turkey have ended their hunger strike after a call from jailed militant leader Abdullah Ocalan, one of the MPs said on Sunday, 200 days after the protest was launched. Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Leyla Guven...

Violence and disruption against abortion clinics at highest rates since 1999

Violence and disruption against abortion clinics at highest rates since 1999

Violence and disruption against abortion clinics in the US increased to its highest levels since the 1990s last year, a report by the National Abortion Federation has found.The increase in violence was attributed, at least in part, to president Donald Trump and his administration’s rhetoric.The...

Eating Way Too Much Rice Almost Doomed Japan's Imperial Navy

Eating Way Too Much Rice Almost Doomed Japan's Imperial Navy

After the war, the Emergency Beriberi Investigative Committee investigated the disease’s devastation of Japanese ranks. Worried about the composition of the committee and fully aware of Takaki’s success, the emperor stepped in. “The army’s beriberi problem can be effectively prevented if the army...

Venezuela's Rival Sides to Resume Talks in Norway Next Week

Venezuela's Rival Sides to Resume Talks in Norway Next Week

“Norway commends the parties for their efforts and appreciates their disposition,” Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said in a statement on Saturday. A multipronged diplomatic push to break Venezuela’s political stalemate began last week, with a European Union mission visiting Caracas and...

RPT-Hong Kong protestors demand China be held to account for 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

RPT-Hong Kong protestors demand China be held to account for 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

Thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday as part of annual demonstrations demanding that China be held accountable for its democracy crackdown in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago. Human rights groups and witnesses say that hundreds, perhaps thousands, died...

The Glock 36: A Really Big Gun in a Small Package

The Glock 36: A Really Big Gun in a Small Package

Until recently, the most common compact .45 caliber handgun was of a type known as the Officer’s model. A derivative of the 1911A1 Government, in 2011 it was finally superseded by an even lighter pistol—the Glock 36. Chambered in .45 ACP and following the same winning formula as previous Glocks,...

US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist districts

US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist districts

BAGHDAD (AP) — For years, Karar Hussein has sold sweets in his shop near the entrance to one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, accepting whatever currency was offered to him by his clients, many of them religious tourists from neighboring Iran. But lately, when Iranian pilgrims ask about...

Iran state TV fires managers over 'insult' to Sunnis

Iran state TV fires managers over 'insult' to Sunnis

Iranian state TV has fired two channel managers over a live programme deemed insulting to Sunni Muslims, it said in a statement Sunday. The sackings at Channel 5 came after a broadcast on May 20 celebrating the birthday of the second imam in Shiite Islam, Hassan ibn Ali. During the programme,...

Subpoenas for Trump financial records on hold pending appeal: court filing

Subpoenas for Trump financial records on hold pending appeal: court filing

The filing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York followed an appeal submitted on Friday by Trump and his affiliates against an existing order from a federal judge allowing the banks to hand over financial records to Democratic lawmakers. Amid an ongoing legal battle between...

Pope Francis likens abortion in any scenario to ‘hiring a hitman’

Pope Francis likens abortion in any scenario to ‘hiring a hitman’

Pope Francis has compared having an abortion to hiring a hitman and said the procedure can never be condoned, even when the foetus is gravely sick.Speaking at a Vatican-sponsored anti-abortion conference, he urged doctors and priests to support families to carry all pregnancies to full term.“Is it...

Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that have ravaged the central U.S. this week and threaten major flooding through the holiday weekend.

The Downfall of Theresa May, the Prime Minister Broken by Brexit

The Downfall of Theresa May, the Prime Minister Broken by Brexit

The couple went through to the prime minister’s private study together for a few moments alone. After three years battling the impossible contradictions of Brexit, she was resigning as U.K. prime minister, defeated at last. In truth, they had known a day earlier that there was no hope left, and...

UK must be ready to leave EU without a deal: leadership contender Raab

UK must be ready to leave EU without a deal: leadership contender Raab

Britain must be ready to leave the European Union without an exit deal on Oct. 31, former Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, as he set out his pitch to succeed Theresa May as prime minister. "If you're not willing to walk away from a negotiation, it doesn't focus the mind...

Republican blocks disaster aid bill due to lack of border wall funding

Republican blocks disaster aid bill due to lack of border wall funding

Rep. Chip Roy responds to the backlash from the left on 'Fox & Friends.'

Donald Trump plays down North Korea missile tests as he unveils new Joe Biden nickname

Donald Trump plays down North Korea missile tests as he unveils new Joe Biden nickname

Donald Trump says recent missile tests by North Korea aren’t disturbing – in a bizarre tweet which puts him at odds with his Japanese hosts.The president touched down in Japan and insisted that he still has “confidence” that Kim Jong-Un will keep his disarmament promises, despite national security...

Election violence continues in India's Bengal

Election violence continues in India's Bengal

Violent clashes continued in India on Sunday between supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and a regional party in the politically volatile eastern state of West Bengal, officials said. Rival supporters regularly engaged in pitched battles across the state...

UPDATE 1-Teva Pharm to pay Oklahoma $85 mln to settle opioid claims

UPDATE 1-Teva Pharm to pay Oklahoma $85 mln to settle opioid claims

BOSTON/JERUSALEM, May 26 (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Sunday it had agreed an $85 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma days before the company was set to face trial over allegations that it and other drugmakers helped to fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic. Teva, the...

First American Financial Data Leak Exposed Millions of Mortgage-Related Files

First American Financial Data Leak Exposed Millions of Mortgage-Related Files

The leak of hundreds of millions of records by real estate title insurance company First American Financial could put the most private personal information of many American consumers at risk. The...

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon

LYON, France (AP) — French police on Saturday hunted a suspect believed to have deposited a paper bag containing a device that exploded Friday, wounding 13 people on a busy pedestrian street in the city of Lyon.

US judge blocks Mississippi 'heartbeat' abortion ban

US judge blocks Mississippi 'heartbeat' abortion ban

A US federal judge Friday blocked Mississippi's strict abortion law which would have banned the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. The bill banning abortion where a heartbeat is detectable -- from six weeks -- was passed in March and was due to go into effect on July 1. Mississippi has...

Scouted: The 10 Best Memorial Day Mattress Sales, According to Experts

Scouted: The 10 Best Memorial Day Mattress Sales, According to Experts

Memorial Day Weekend is famous for the many mattress sales it surfaces — and this year is no exception. To help you sift through all of your options, we teamed up with the expert reviewers over at Mattress Advisor to help us break down each of the best mattress deals around right now. Using a...

Porsche 914 50th Anniversary Celebrated At Museum

Porsche 914 50th Anniversary Celebrated At Museum

The Porsche Museum in Germany opens a special exhibit dedicated to 50 years of the 914. “In the mid-1960s, Porsche was striving to expand its position in the market with a sports car in the promising segment beneath the 911,” the museum said in an announcement about its exhibit.

Duke of Sussex will join Queen as she hosts lunch for Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace

Duke of Sussex will join Queen as she hosts lunch for Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace

The Duke of Sussex will join the Queen as she hosts a lunch for Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace on the US President’s first full state visit next month. His American wife, the Duchess of Sussex, is on maternity leave and will therefore avoid a potentially awkward encounter with Mr Trump, whom she...

Dating scam artist from California had 20 alleged victims in 8 states

Dating scam artist from California had 20 alleged victims in 8 states

Alleged victims of a social media "Don Juan" are emerging from across the nation as LAPD widens its fraud investigation of Wilson Edward Jackson.

U.S. troop move to Middle East dangerous for international peace:  Iran's Zarif

U.S. troop move to Middle East dangerous for international peace: Iran's Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the U.S. decision to deploy more troops to the Middle East in response to the perceived threat from Iran was "extremely dangerous" for peace. The United States said it was sending 1,500 troops to region in what it called...

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: $10 off Fire TV Stick, $199 Apple Watch, 20% off area rugs, more

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: $10 off Fire TV Stick, $199 Apple Watch, 20% off area rugs, more

Memorial Day 2019 is tomorrow, but plenty of people are barbecuing with friends and family today. Before you fire up the grill though, there are some truly terrific daily deals you need to check out. Highlights include the $40 Fire TV Stick for $29.99, the $50 Fire TV Stick 4K for $39.99, a rare...

Best Exterior Paints From Consumer Reports' Tests

Best Exterior Paints From Consumer Reports' Tests

Exterior paints have improved significantly in recent years. As a group, they're now more durable and less prone to cracking and fading. But there are still considerable differences among the 15 ...

Congregants grapple with church shooter once their colleague

Congregants grapple with church shooter once their colleague

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Minister Joey Spann watched Friday as 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing one person and wounding seven others when he sprayed Spann's church and its congregants with bullets in 2017.

POLL-Support for abortion rights grows as some U.S. states curb access: Reuters/Ipsos poll

POLL-Support for abortion rights grows as some U.S. states curb access: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Americans have become more supportive of abortion rights over the past year, even as a wave of Republican-controlled state governments have imposed new restrictions, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday. The poll found that 58% of American adults said abortion should be legal in...

'Don't be too optimistic': Huawei employees fret at US ban

'Don't be too optimistic': Huawei employees fret at US ban

While Huawei's founder brushes aside a US ban against his company, the telecom giant's employees have been less sanguine, confessing fears for their future in online chat rooms. Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei declared this week the company has a hoard of microchips and the ability to make its...

One U.S. Battleship Fired 65,000 .50 Caliber Rounds During Pearl Harbor

One U.S. Battleship Fired 65,000 .50 Caliber Rounds During Pearl Harbor

Wearing his dungarees, Winsett ran the 50 yards back to the ship and his battle station, a .50-caliber machine gun facing toward the bow on the starboard side. He still believed it was just “another drill.” As soon as the stations were manned, Condition “YOKE” (Enemy Is Probable) was set by Captain...

Trump's Japan trip: Sumo match, hibachi dinner, playing down North Korea's firing of 'small weapons'

Trump's Japan trip: Sumo match, hibachi dinner, playing down North Korea's firing of 'small weapons'

President Donald Trump tweeted that he was not concerned about the firing of "some small weapons" and praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest

Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago.

Rouhani says Iran could hold referendum on nuclear programme as tensions with US rise

Rouhani says Iran could hold referendum on nuclear programme as tensions with US rise

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has suggested that the Islamic Republic could hold a public referendum on its nuclear programme, in the wake of rising tensions in the Persian Gulf. "Article 59 of the Constitution (referendum) is a deadlock breaker ... and could be a problem-solver at any...

UPDATE 2-Fiat Chrysler in tie-up talks with Renault - sources

UPDATE 2-Fiat Chrysler in tie-up talks with Renault - sources

MILAN/PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler and Renault are in talks on a comprehensive global tie-up that could address some of the main weaknesses of both carmakers, two sources with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters on Saturday. The talks are at an advanced stage, the sources said....

'No Food, No Drink, No Watermelon' Boston Schoolteacher Claims Her Students Were Racially Profiled at Museum

'No Food, No Drink, No Watermelon' Boston Schoolteacher Claims Her Students Were Racially Profiled at Museum

A Boston schoolteacher alleges that her 7th grade students were racially profiled during a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts.

French Authorities Investigating Lyon Explosion as Potential Terror Attack

French Authorities Investigating Lyon Explosion as Potential Terror Attack

French authorities are treating an explosion in the city of Lyon on Friday evening as a possible terror attack.The explosion of what investigators believe was a parcel bomb filled with screws, nuts, and bolts injured seven people, including an eight-year-old girl, around 5:30 p.m. local time in a...

Scouted: These Portable Bluetooth Speakers Have a 4.9-Star Average Rating — and Are On Sale Right Now

Scouted: These Portable Bluetooth Speakers Have a 4.9-Star Average Rating — and Are On Sale Right Now

The folks at one of Scouted readers’ favorite electronics brands Anker has repackaged their extremely highly rated Bluetooth speakers into a perfect Father’s Day gift — and marked down the price by 23%. The Soundcore Flare portable speakers, which play multi-directional sound and sync to each other...

Global court to rule on Russia's detention of Ukrainian sailors

Global court to rule on Russia's detention of Ukrainian sailors

An international tribunal is due to rule Saturday on a dispute over Russia's holding 24 Ukrainian sailors and three naval vessels seized off the Crimea peninsula late last year. Judge Jin-Hyun Paik of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in the German port city of Hamburg was...

Immaculate 1992 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Will Cost You $17k

Immaculate 1992 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Will Cost You $17k

Buying a first-generation Land Rover Discovery used to be cheap. The Land Rover Discovery has endured hard times in the used car marketplace. As the Range Rover Classic has quickly become one of the most desirable, sought after and expensive collector cars on the planet, those of more rational or...

Utah climber, 4 others die on Mount Everest

Utah climber, 4 others die on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents died of probable altitude sickness on the way down from Mount Everest, mountaineering officials said.

Top Democrat: House Democrats are still in 'fact gathering' mode on impeachment

Top Democrat: House Democrats are still in 'fact gathering' mode on impeachment

“The timetable will be guided by the facts, not any sort of political calendar,” Jeffries said to Meet the Press Host Chuck Todd.

MacBook Pro teardown dives into Apple’s efforts to improve its keyboard design

MacBook Pro teardown dives into Apple’s efforts to improve its keyboard design

After years of controversy and deserved criticism, Apple earlier this week introduced a refreshed MacBook Pro with a slightly tweaked design that, we can only hope, will address longstanding complaints about the butterfly-switch keyboard originally introduced in 2016.At this point, it's been...

Fiat Chrysler in talks to forge extensive ties with Renault - Financial Times

Fiat Chrysler in talks to forge extensive ties with Renault - Financial Times

Fiat Chrysler is in advanced discussions to forge extensive ties with Frances's Renault, the Financial Times reported on Saturday, citing multiple people informed on the talks. An agreement might ultimately lead FCA to join the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance in the future, some of these...

NASA captures an incredible photo of a creeper galaxy

NASA captures an incredible photo of a creeper galaxy

Most galaxies are traveling away from our galaxy, not closer to it. Still, there are exceptions. Take Messier 90, one of the few galaxies that appears to be traveling towards our own Milky Way galaxy. Recently, NASA's Hubble telescope caught an awe-inspiring photo of the galaxy. Here it is in...