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Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to TurkeyAn Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it. The crew of the oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, on Saturday updated its listed destination in its Automatic Identification System to Mersin, Turkey, a port city in the country's south and home to an oil terminal.



08/25/2019 - 12:21 AM

 

Who are the Koch brothers and how did David Koch help shape conservatism in America?

Who are the Koch brothers and how did David Koch help shape conservatism in America?The Koch brothers built a massive political empire that has influenced conservative politics for decades.



08/23/2019 - 02:54 PM

 

Police are trying to arrest their way out of a mass shooting epidemic, and experts warn that law enforcement can't shoulder the entire burden

Police are trying to arrest their way out of a mass shooting epidemic, and experts warn that law enforcement can't shoulder the entire burdenThe arrests won't fully or permanently stop a person determined to inflict mass death — and the US is nowhere near close to tackling the root causes.



08/24/2019 - 07:04 PM

 

20 of the Craziest Pickup Trucks Ever

20 of the Craziest Pickup Trucks Ever



08/23/2019 - 11:55 AM

 

UK Hong Kong consulate worker Simon Cheng freed after detention in mainland China

UK Hong Kong consulate worker Simon Cheng freed after detention in mainland ChinaA British consulate employee in Hong Kong has been freed by China after being detained for 15 days on the mainland amid rising tensions between the former British colony and Beijing. Simon Cheng, 28, a trade and investment officer at the Hong Kong consulate’s Scottish Development International section, went missing on August 8 on his way back from a work trip in Shenzhen, a neighbouring Chinese city.  It was not until after the UK expressed “extreme concern” about his disappearance that China’s foreign ministry broke its silence, confirming Mr Cheng had been detained without releasing further details.  On Saturday, his family announced that he had come back. "Simon has returned to Hong Kong; thanks you everyone for your support! Simon and his family wish to have some time to rest and recover, and will not take any interview,” they said in a statement.   An activist holds an illustration of Simon Cheng during a gathering outside the British Consulate-General building in Hong Kong  Credit: AFP Chinese police in Shenzhen confirmed that Mr Cheng had been detained for violating public security management regulations, and was released after that period on Saturday.  Police also said he had “confessed to the facts of his illegal activity,” without saying what those activities were. Mr Cheng was not formally charged or tried in court, and his family rejected allegations in Chinese state media that he had been detained for visiting prostitutes.  On Friday the UK issued a warning to all travellers to Hong Kong about increased scrutiny from mainland authorities at border crossings. The warning added that mobile phones and electronic devices were being checked by border patrol. Mr Cheng’s mysterious disappearance highlights China’s murky legal and judicial system – something that help kicked off mass protests early June in Hong Kong. Many fear freedoms enjoyed in Hong Kong, guaranteed for at least 50 years under an agreement that became effective when the former British colony was returned to Beijing, are fast-disappearing under China’s ruling Communist Party.  Hong Kong crisis | Comment and analysis Millions first took to the streets against a now-suspended extradition proposal that would have sent people to face trial in mainland China, where Communist Party control of the courts contributes to a 99.9 per cent conviction rate. Forced confessions are also common with suspects paraded on state television. “What happened to Simong Cheng – this is a common tactic used by the central government to put pressure on people,” said Kammy Yang, 50, an office clerk at a protest on Saturday. “Many Chinese activists were accused of prostitution or tax scams; this is their strategy in China, trying to suppress freedom.” Thousands of protesters on Saturday engaged in a series of skirmishes, throwing projectiles from bricks to petrol bombs at police who responded with sprays of tear gas and rubber bullets. It was the first time tear gas had been deployed in 10 days, a period of relative calm as protesters recalibrated their approach in an otherwise tumultuous, violent summer.  Demonstrators join hands to form a human chain during the Hong Kong Way event in the Central district of Hong Kong, China, on Friday Credit: Bloomberg “The reasons why protesters are building roadblocks, surrounding police stations, and throwing bricks – it’s because the government doesn’t respond to us,” said Vaso Chan, 28, an office clerk. “It’s not fun for any of us to come out during summer break.” Protesters spray painted slogans like “Give me liberty or death,” Chinazi,” and “HK popo Gestapo,” on sidewalks and highways. As the political movement has grown, so have protesters’ demands, who are now calling for an independent inquiry into police handling of the protests, the resignation of Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, and direct leadership elections.  City leaders however have made no concessions, instead thrusting the police to the front lines to handle the situation, further angering protesters.  Demonstrations are occurring nearly every day now in the financial hub, disrupting traffic and public transportation. On Saturday, several stations closed along a planned march route. But despite growing unrest, public support for the protesters has stayed strong, with marches and strikes planned through September. “No matter whether those protesters are peaceful protesters or protesters that are standing in the ‘front lines’, no matter what they do, we will support them,” said Mr Chan.



08/24/2019 - 10:15 AM

 

Democratic presidential field shrinks as debate cut looms

Democratic presidential field shrinks as debate cut loomsThe 2020 presidential election is still more than 14 months away, but with an early key deadline looming this week, the record field of Democratic hopefuls is dwindling. With a trio of 70-somethings breaking away from the pack -- former vice president Joe Biden, independent Senator Bernie Sanders and fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren -- four of the cash-strapped, younger or lesser-known candidates have so far thrown in the towel. Only 10 of the remaining 21 candidates have met the qualifying criteria -- based on poll numbers and fundraising success -- and most of those are still struggling to catch up with the Big Three.



08/24/2019 - 09:20 PM

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes aim at the Electoral College

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes aim at the Electoral CollegeExtreme Democrats now running the Democratic Party; reaction from Charlie Hurt, Washington Times opinion editor, Allie Beth Stuckey, 'Relatable' podcast host, and Washington Examiner senior campaign reporter Kerry Picket.



08/23/2019 - 09:40 PM

 

Iceland Held Talks With U.S. Ambassador Over Pence Visit

Iceland Held Talks With U.S. Ambassador Over Pence Visit(Bloomberg) -- Iceland’ prime minister is open to a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence during his trip to the Nordic island, should the visit be extended.The option was discussed during a pre-scheduled meeting on Friday between Katrin Jakobsdottir and ambassador Jeffrey Gunter, a government spokesman told Bloomberg.Jakobsdottir, a left-of-center feminist and LGBT advocate, is due to attend a conference by Nordic trade union leaders in Sweden on Sept. 4. That’s the same day in which Pence is due to arrive.Jakobsdottir’s decision to not change her schedule to accommodate the vice president’s visit has been criticized at home.Olaf­ur Hardar­son, a professor of political science at the University of Iceland, told local media Morgunbladid it would be “unusual” for the prime minister not to greet the American vice president.According to her spokeswoman, a final decision on whether the meeting can take place has not yet been made.The White House said Pence planned to discuss trade opportunities, the Arctic and NATO efforts to counter Russian aggression in the region.The scheduling snafu is the latest episode in a series of exchanges involving Donald Trump and the Nordics.Pence’s visit would take place in the wake of a very public spat between the U.S. president and Denmark over its refusal to sell Greenland.Trump said Saturday he had held a “nice” conversation with Mette Frederiksen, with the exchange coming just days after labeling the Danish prime minister as “nasty.”In 2017, Sweden reacted forcibly to Trump’s portrayal of the Nordic nation as being in a state of chaos and overrun by crime after an influx of refugees.(Adds quote in fifth paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir in Reykjavik at rsigurdardot@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jonas Bergman at jbergman@bloomberg.net, Nick Rigillo, Andrew DavisFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



08/24/2019 - 10:27 AM

 

Revered as a saint by online extremists, how Christchurch shooter inspired copycat terrorists around the world

Revered as a saint by online extremists, how Christchurch shooter inspired copycat terrorists around the world“Brenton Tarrant was a catalyst for me personally. He showed me that it could be done. And that it needed to be done.”Those were the words written by John Timothy Earnest shortly before he stormed a synagogue in Poway, California, and opened fire on the Jewish congregation.



08/24/2019 - 04:22 PM

 

Russian doctor has trace of radiation after explosion

Russian doctor has trace of radiation after explosionMore than 100 Russian medical workers who helped treat victims of a recent mysterious explosion at a military testing range have undergone checks and one man has been found with a trace of radiation, officials said Friday. It was followed by a brief rise in radiation levels in nearby Severodvinsk, but the authorities insisted it didn't pose any danger. The Arkhangelsk regional administration said Friday that 110 medical workers have undergone checks that one man was found with a low amount of radioactive cesium-137 in his muscle tissue.



08/23/2019 - 11:12 AM

 

'It was sarcasm': President Donald Trump changes course on 'chosen one' remark

'It was sarcasm': President Donald Trump changes course on 'chosen one' remarkAfter raising eyebrows this week claiming he was "the chosen one" to take on China, President Donald Trump said he was being "sarcastic."



08/24/2019 - 11:36 AM

 

Two NYC women plead guilty to plan to build bomb for attack on U.S.

Two NYC women plead guilty to plan to build bomb for attack on U.S.Two women inspired by radical Islam pleaded guilty in New York City on Friday to teaching and distributing information about the manufacture and use of an explosive, destructive device and weapon of mass destruction, federal prosecutors said. Asia Siddiqui and Noelle Velentzas, both U.S. citizens in their 30s from the borough of Queens, face up to 20 years in prison when they are sentenced. U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue said in a statement the defendants studied some of the most deadly attacks in U.S. history as a blueprint for their plans to kill American law enforcement and military personnel.



08/23/2019 - 01:59 PM

 

A floating nuclear plant in Russia features a gym, bar, and pool. An expert calls it 'Chernobyl on ice.'

A floating nuclear plant in Russia features a gym, bar, and pool. An expert calls it 'Chernobyl on ice.'Environmental activists worry about the perils of placing nuclear reactors at sea, where they could be vulnerable to climate-related disasters.



08/23/2019 - 01:49 PM

 

Metal detectorist finds £10,000 gold ring in garage 40 years after discarding it as worthless

Metal detectorist finds £10,000 gold ring in garage 40 years after discarding it as worthlessA metal detectorist who discarded a gold ring in his garage for 40 years after a museum told him it was worthless has discovered its real value is £10,000. Tom Clark, 81, dug up the buried treasure while scanning an area of farmland near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in 1979, then put it inside a metal tin and forgot about it. But the retired leather craftsman came across the rare seal ring eight years ago while sorting through items from his mother's house after she passed away. He got the item valued and was astonished to discover that it was actually a 670-year-old medieval artefact dating back to 1350. It is due to be auctioned off in Derbyshire on Tuesday (Aug 27) and is expected to sell for between £8,500 and £10,000. The turn of events is similar to the plot of BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, when brothers Del and Rodney come across a watch in their garage which is then auctioned off for millions of pounds. Mr Clark said: "I had completely forgotten about it. At the time I'd only been metal detecting for 10 years and didn't realise the ring was anything special. It was all twisted and broken when I dug it up." He took the rare ring along with some others to a museum to have them valued at the time, but was told they were all fairly modern. "I put them all in a tin and left them in the garage at my mother's house," he said. "A few months ago, I was sorting through some stuff in my own garage that had come from my mother's house and there it was - the tin with the rings in it." Tom is auctioning off the ring, which is expected to make between £8,500 and £10,000 Credit: Hansons / SWNS/Hansons / SWNS Mr Clark, now a much more experienced collector, said he instantly knew it was a seal ring dating back to the 1300s and would have belonged to someone important given its decoration and quality. He added: "It's rare and elegant. I'd love to know who it belonged to." A Latin inscription on the ring translates as 'I hide the true message'. Mark Becher, Historica expert at auctioneer Hansons, said: "It's a fascinating piece of medieval jewellery and I'm delighted Tom rediscovered again after all these years."



08/23/2019 - 08:46 AM

 

Journalist killed in Mexico

Journalist killed in MexicoThe head of a Mexican news website was found stabbed to death in the center of the country, authorities said Saturday, the 10th such killing this year. The body of Nevith Condes Jaramillo "was found Saturday morning... showing injuries from a sharp object," the state prosecutor said in a statement. Condes Jaramillo, 42, was the head of a local news site in Tejupilco and was also an announcer on a community radio station.



08/25/2019 - 01:32 AM

 

Ghost Particles Could Explain Just About Everything in the Universe

Ghost Particles Could Explain Just About Everything in the UniverseYou might also know them by their other name: neutrinos.



08/23/2019 - 06:21 PM

 

An innocent man spent months in jail after customs officials thought honey he brought back from Jamaica was liquid meth

An innocent man spent months in jail after customs officials thought honey he brought back from Jamaica was liquid methLeon Haughton told The Washington Post he was jailed for 82 days after customs officials in Baltimore alleged that the three jars of honey were meth.



08/23/2019 - 04:42 PM

 

Woman finds venomous spider in her ear after mistaking it for water

Woman finds venomous spider in her ear after mistaking it for waterThe discomfort in Susie Torres’ left ear felt like the water that can get stuck there after swimming. She heard swooshing when she woke up on Tuesday and assumed it had been caused by an allergy shot.Torres, of Kansas City, Missouri, discovered she was wrong when doctors extracted a dime-sized, venomous brown recluse spider, Fox 4 News reported.



08/23/2019 - 04:22 PM

 

Rep. Steve King wants to make abortion point in 'softer way'

Rep. Steve King wants to make abortion point in 'softer way'Backed by supporters at a news conference in Des Moines, the Iowa Republican affirmed his belief that abortion should be outlawed with no exceptions for rape or incest. King faced criticism for his comment Aug. 14 that questioned whether there would be "any population of the world left" if not for births due to rape or incest. The remarks were condemned by numerous groups and individuals, including Republican and Democratic candidates seeking to oust King, Democratic presidential candidates as well as the Iowa Republican Party and Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in House leadership.



08/23/2019 - 06:31 PM

 

Poll: Majority of Americans don't want Trump to be impeached and removed from office

Poll: Majority of Americans don't want Trump to be impeached and removed from officeA majority of Americans oppose impeachment of President Donald Trump and his removal from office, according to a poll out Thursday. Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., also asked other House committee chairs Thursday to provide records that would help in making a decision whether to pursue impeachment.



08/23/2019 - 09:21 AM

 

China to soon unveil plan for retaliatory tariffs on some U.S. products: Global Times

China to soon unveil plan for retaliatory tariffs on some U.S. products: Global Times"Based on what I know, China will take further countermeasures in response to U.S. tariffs on $300 billion Chinese goods. Beijing will soon unveil a plan of imposing retaliatory tariffs on certain U.S. products", Hu Xijin wrote in a tweet on Friday. Global Times is a tabloid published by the Ruling Communist Party's People's Daily.



08/23/2019 - 06:53 AM

 

Democratic presidential candidates have a new approach for tackling gun violence: Treat it as a public-health crisis

Democratic presidential candidates have a new approach for tackling gun violence: Treat it as a public-health crisisCandidates like Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker want to draw on tactics used by community-based organizations to fight gun violence.



08/23/2019 - 01:23 PM

 

'Keep Marysville white': racist remark by would-be councilor shocks Michigan city

'Keep Marysville white': racist remark by would-be councilor shocks Michigan cityA question about diversity in a candidate’s forum produced a jaw-dropping response from first-time candidate Jean CramerJean Cramer, a candidate for the Marysville city council, gives her opening remarks during a candidate forum on Thursday at Marysville City Hall in Michigan. Photograph: Brian Wells/APFor the first hour of the election forum in Marysville, Michigan, on Thursday night the debate between the five candidates for a city council seat dealt with the local subjects you might expect – how to improve Little League fields, new real estate developments and the like.Then the question came: “Do you believe the diversity of our community needs to be looked at?”First to answer was Jean Cramer, a local resident running her first political campaign. She replied: “Keep Marysville a white community as much as possible.”Her response, reported by the Times-Herald newspaper in Port Huron, sent a ripple of laughter and then shock across the hall. Marysville, a small town of 10,000 north-east of Detroit, is 98% white and 0.3% African American.Cramer’s unalloyed remark was immediately denounced by other Marysville figures. The town’s acting mayor, Kathy Hayman, said: “I don’t even know that I can talk yet, I’m so upset and shocked.”Hayman added that her father was Syrian. “So basically, what you’ve said is that my father and his family had no business in this community.”The outgoing mayor, Dan Damman, called Cramer’s comments “as vile as they were jaw-dropping”.After the forum ended, Cramer doubled down on her racist outburst to the Times Herald.She insisted she was not “against blacks” but went on to say: “A husband and wife need to be the same race … That’s how it’s been [since] … God created the heaven and the earth. He created Adam and Eve at the same time.”Paradoxically, of the five candidates in November’s mayoral election, Cramer has the weakest roots within Marysville. The other four were born in the town or have lived there for decades, but as the Times Herald pointed out she only moved to the community within the last 10 years.



08/23/2019 - 10:57 AM

 

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes return to city streets

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes return to city streetsHong Kong riot police on Saturday fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles, in another tense bout of violence. The city has been gripped by three months of street protests that started against a proposed extradition bill to China but have spun out into a wider pro-democracy movement. An uneasy peace had descended this week but that was broken on Saturday as thousands of demonstrators -- many wearing hard hats and gas masks -- marched through the industrial Kwun Tong area, where they were blocked by dozens of officers with shields and batons outside a police station.



08/24/2019 - 10:10 AM

 

Released from death row, then returned — forced to prove race discrimination a second time

Released from death row, then returned — forced to prove race discrimination a second timeCases before N.C. Supreme Court show link between slavery, Jim Crow and modern death penalty is as connected as 'ropes of the lynch-man's noose'



08/23/2019 - 08:01 PM

 

A youth sports organization is raffling off a semi-automatic weapon to help its cheerleading and football teams

A youth sports organization is raffling off a semi-automatic weapon to help its cheerleading and football teamsAs a result of the controversy, the president of the organization said he is considering doing away with the rifle raffle for future fundraisers.



08/23/2019 - 04:56 PM

 

Qantas to test 'ultra long-haul' Sydney to NY, London flights

Qantas to test 'ultra long-haul' Sydney to NY, London flightsQantas on Thursday said it will run "ultra long-haul" test flights in the coming months from New York and London to Sydney in order to assess the health of pilots and passengers, as it eyes commercial services on the marathon routes. Qantas last year introduced the first direct service from the western Australian city of Perth to London, with the 17-hour journey one of the longest passenger flights in the world. "Flying non-stop from the East Coast of Australia to London and New York is truly the final frontier in aviation, so we're determined to do all the groundwork to get this right," Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said in a statement.



08/23/2019 - 02:38 PM

 

Joe Biden gaffes, mixes up New Hampshire and Vermont

Joe Biden gaffes, mixes up New Hampshire and VermontTrump 2020 national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Joe Biden's ability to beat Trump.



08/24/2019 - 10:00 PM

 

All the Best Le Creuset Deals During Williams Sonoma Warehouse Sale

All the Best Le Creuset Deals During Williams Sonoma Warehouse Sale



08/23/2019 - 02:54 PM

 

Plan allows drilling, grazing near national monument in Utah

Plan allows drilling, grazing near national monument in UtahA new U.S. government management plan unveiled Friday clears the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land that used to be off limits as part of a sprawling national monument in Utah before President Donald Trump downsized the protected area two years ago. The plan released by the Bureau of Land Management would also open more lands to cattle grazing and recreation and acknowledges there could be "adverse effects" on land and resources in the monument. The BLM says no land will be sold from the 1,345 square miles (3,488 square kilometers) that were cut from what had been the 3,000 square miles (7,770 square kilometers) of the monument.



08/23/2019 - 06:30 PM

 

A man was training to get a gun permit. The instructor accidentally shot him, police say

A man was training to get a gun permit. The instructor accidentally shot him, police sayThe instructor, a Riverside County Sheriff's Department trainer, accidentally shot a student attending the class to get a concealed weapons permit.



08/24/2019 - 02:27 PM

 

Fast-moving wildfire erupts in California, forcing thousands to evacuate

Fast-moving wildfire erupts in California, forcing thousands to evacuateMountain fire races across hundreds of acres in just hours as wildfire season looms large over the stateThis photo provided by Cal Fire shows an aerial view of the Mountain Fire on 22 August. Photograph: APA fast-moving wildfire that broke out on Thursday in northern California has forced the evacuation of nearly 4,000 residents, racing across at least 600 acres within just a few hours, officials say. The Mountain fire, which erupted on the outskirts of a national forest in northern California, has threatened 1,110 homes and structures. As of Friday morning the fire was 40% contained , according to Cal Fire.The cause of the fire is under investigation.Photos of the blaze posted on Twitter by the Shasta county sheriff’s office showed thick black and gray smoke billowing into the area over a highway near the Shasta-Trinity national forest.“Jones Valley and Bella Vista area residents! This situation is very fluid and rapidly changing, if you do not see your road listed but feel you are in danger YOU MAY EVACUATE to Shasta College Gymnasium,” the sheriff’s department said in a separate tweet.The Mountain fire is threatening thousands of homes and forcing evacuations. Photograph: APThe Shasta College campus was closed along with Highway 299 and about a dozen smaller roads. Residents of small communities in the path of the flames were told to evacuate or be prepared to flee on short notice.California was hit by some of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in a century last year and state officials have warned this year’s fire season could be similarly intense.The Camp fire, which broke out in Butte county in November and overran the town of Paradise, killed 86 people and left thousands of others homeless. State fire investigators determined that the Camp fire was sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric Co transmission lines.The Mountain fire broke out on the same day that Bernie Sanders, the senator and Democratic presidential candidate, unveiled his $16.3tn climate change plan and toured Paradise, which he called a “wake-up call for our entire nation”.“Climate change is a major, major crisis for our country, and the entire world, and one of the manifestations of that crisis is what happened here,” Sanders said as he walked through a burned-out mobile home park in Paradise alongside people who lost their homes in last November’s deadly blaze.



08/23/2019 - 12:23 PM

 

French police fire tear gas, water cannons at anti-G7 protesters

French police fire tear gas, water cannons at anti-G7 protestersFrench riot police used water cannons and tear gas on Saturday to disperse anti-capitalism protesters in Bayonne, near the resort of Biarritz where President Emmanuel Macron and G7 nation allies were meeting for a three-day summit. A police helicopter circled as dozens of protesters, some hurling stones, shouted slogans and abuse at the lines of police in the Basque town's historic center. The protesters shouted "Everybody hates the police" and "anti, anti anti-capitalists" as the mood took a darker turn from peaceful protests earlier in the day in an authorized march on the French-Spanish border.



08/24/2019 - 07:36 AM

 

Fear grips Bangladesh camp as 2 Rohingya refugees killed

Fear grips Bangladesh camp as 2 Rohingya refugees killedBangladesh police said they had shot dead two Rohingya refugees during a gunfight in a refugee camp on Saturday after the pair were accused of killing a ruling party official. Nearly a million Rohingya live in squalid camps in southeast Bangladesh, 740,000 of whom fled a 2017 military offensive against the Muslim minority in Myanmar. The incident comes two days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees, which saw not a single Rohingya turn up to return across the border to conflict-scarred Rakhine state.



08/24/2019 - 11:56 AM

 

A man with schizophrenia was found guilty of murdering a Saint Augustine's University student in 1979. 40 years later, a panel of judges decided he's innocent after all.

A man with schizophrenia was found guilty of murdering a Saint Augustine's University student in 1979. 40 years later, a panel of judges decided he's innocent after all.Blackmon's lawyers argued he was tricked by police and prosecutors into falsely confessing to a crime he didn't commit.



08/23/2019 - 11:05 AM

 

2 US allies in Asia are at each other's throats, and it's a big win for China

2 US allies in Asia are at each other's throats, and it's a big win for China"It weakens the United States' toolkit for fighting back against China's aims and ambitions," an Asia security expert told Insider.



08/23/2019 - 01:31 PM

 

Chinese embassy says the US is trying to suppress Huawei

Chinese embassy says the US is trying to suppress HuaweiAn embassy statement to The Associated Press said the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Canada at the request of U.S. authorities is "of course different" from China's detentions of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. "The Meng Wanzhou incident is not just a judicial case, but the U.S. using state power to work with its certain ally to suppress a private high-tech Chinese enterprise on unwarranted charges.



08/23/2019 - 05:48 PM

 

The Hyde Amendment Denies Women Health Care. Yes, Abortion Is Health Care

The Hyde Amendment Denies Women Health Care. Yes, Abortion Is Health CareThe Hyde Amendment keeps women of color, young people, the LGBTQ community, immigrants and lower-income people from accessing abortion care, writes Congresswoman Barbara Lee. She says it's time for Congress to repeal it.



08/23/2019 - 02:26 PM

 

Trump claim doctors treating mass shooting victims 'were coming out of operating rooms' to meet him dismissed by hospitals

Trump claim doctors treating mass shooting victims 'were coming out of operating rooms' to meet him dismissed by hospitalsTwo hospitals have denied Donald Trump’s claim doctors “were coming out of operating rooms” to meet him when he travelled to Texas and Ohio to console victims of two mass shootings."At no time did, or would, physicians or staff leave active operating rooms during the presidential visit,” University Medical Center (UMC) spokesperson Ryan Mielke told local TV station KVIA. “Our priority is always patient care."



08/23/2019 - 09:35 AM

 

Ex-wife, children of Atlanta surgeon Christopher Edwards found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Ex-wife, children of Atlanta surgeon Christopher Edwards found dead in apparent murder-suicideAuthorities say they believe Marsha Edwards shot Christopher Edwards Jr. and Erin Edwards before turning the gun on herself.



08/23/2019 - 09:43 AM

 

US homeland security chief tours Panama jungle migrant camp

US homeland security chief tours Panama jungle migrant campThe acting U.S. homeland security secretary visited a camp in the Panamanian jungle Friday housing hundreds of migrants who survived the perilous border crossing from Colombia, usually heading for the United States. Kevin McAleenan arrived by SUV in Penitas shortly before midday and was briefed on the camp's operations and the physical conditions of those who crossed the region known as the Darien Gap.



08/23/2019 - 06:43 PM

 

Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty



08/23/2019 - 08:00 AM

 

Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space stationA Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot on Saturday failed to dock automatically with the international space station, Moscow news agencies reported. Live broadcast of the event on the Russian space agency Roscosmos was interrupted with the Soyuz spacecraft about 100 metres (109 yards) off the ISS. The life-size robot, named Fedor, was to spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts in the space station.



08/24/2019 - 03:06 AM

 

Former police officer charged with murder for botched Houston raid

Former police officer charged with murder for botched Houston raidProsecutors are reviewing 14,000 criminal cases involving the drug squad that conducted the raid for evidence of improprieties, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg told a news conference. In January, then police officer Gerald Goines wrote in an affidavit to obtain a search warrant that an informant had bought heroin at the house, Ogg said. On Jan. 28, Goines and his Houston narcotics squad entered the house without knocking, as allowed under the warrant.



08/23/2019 - 07:15 PM

 

On this day, the British set fire to Washington, D.C

On this day, the British set fire to Washington, D.CThe United States capital of Washington, D.C., burned on this day in 1814, but it may have been an act of nature that forced the British from the besieged city.



08/24/2019 - 06:43 AM

 

The Latest: Iran imposes sanctions on US think tank

The Latest: Iran imposes sanctions on US think tankIran's Foreign Ministry says it has imposed sanctions on the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its CEO for its role in promoting sanctions and "economic terrorism" against Iran. A Saturday report by Iranian media, including the semi-official Fars news agency, quoted a statement by Iran's Foreign Ministry as saying the foundation and its CEO Mark Dubowitz "intentionally" damaged vital interests of Iran through spreading lies and negative campaigning against Iran.



08/24/2019 - 01:43 PM

 

'An impossible choice': Why a Maine family planning clinic gave up $2 million of federal funding for reproductive health care

'An impossible choice': Why a Maine family planning clinic gave up $2 million of federal funding for reproductive health careUnder a Trump administration rule, US family planning clinics will not qualify for federal funding under Title X if they provide abortion services.



08/23/2019 - 11:32 AM

 

Trump’s Offer to Help N.Y. With Subway Baffles Governor's Office

Trump’s Offer to Help N.Y. With Subway Baffles Governor's Office(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he is ready to help New York extend the Second Avenue subway in New York City, an announcement that left even state Governor Andrew Cuomo baffled.“Looking forward to helping New York City and Governor @andrewcuomo complete the long anticipated, and partially built, Second Avenue Subway,” President Donald Trump said in a tweet.Cuomo’s office on Saturday said that while the governor is involved in discussions with the president and the Department of Transportation about several infrastructure projects in the city, including the Gateway Tunnel project, the subway and updates at LaGuardia Airport, there have been no concrete steps taken to move forward.“The president’s tweet suggests good news but we have no specific funding or approval and that is all that is relevant,” Communications Director Dani Lever said in a statement. "If an agreement actually materializes, we will provide an update.”The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to extend the subway line for 8.5 miles north, from East 96th Street to 125th Street in east Harlem, and add three underground stations. The line, debated for decades, began service in January 2017. To contact the reporters on this story: Jim Silver in New York at jsilver@bloomberg.net;Daniel Flatley in Washington at dflatley1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sebastian Tong at stong41@bloomberg.net, Steve GeimannFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



08/24/2019 - 03:03 PM

 

'I thought she was going to die': Parents separated from children after Mississippi ICE raids

'I thought she was going to die': Parents separated from children after Mississippi ICE raidsMore than two weeks after massive ICE raids in Mississippi, multiple parents of young children remain in detention.



08/24/2019 - 09:43 AM

 

2 women accused of shoplifting strollers and accidentally leaving their baby behind

2 women accused of shoplifting strollers and accidentally leaving their baby behindTwo women were arrested for allegedly shoplifting baby strollers and accidentally leaving their own baby behind as they tried to get away.



08/24/2019 - 01:30 PM

 

 

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