|Friday, June 15, 2018 - 'Viva Le Resistance': FBI Anti-Trump Messages Give President More 'Deep State' Fodder|
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Friday seized upon aspects of a Justice
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Tent camp built near border to house migrant children separated from parents|
2,000 children have been separated from their parents in the last six weeks, housed in a former Walmart or small group homes, as part of the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policy.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted On Wire Fraud Charges|
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes and company president Ramesh "Sunny"
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Up-hill legal battle for Manafort gets steeper from jail|
Devlin Barret, national security reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about the current criminal case against Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Figures show about 2,000 minors separated from families|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by The Associated Press.
|Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 'Holy grail for urban explorers': Abandoned airport frozen in time|
The small airport allowed predominantly wealthier individuals to leave Cyprus, until it was bombed and left to decay in 1974.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Harvard rated Asian American applicants lower on personality scores than other students, study finds|
Harvard admissions officers consistently rated Asian American students lower on “personal qualities” than students of other races, according to admissions data analysed as part of a racial discrimination lawsuit against the prestigious university. A study of 20 years’ worth of admissions data shows Asian American applicants to Harvard scored much better than all other racial groups on measures of academic merit, but worse on subjective analyses of their personal qualities completed by Harvard admissions staff. In fact, the study found Asian Americans had the lowest admission rate of any racial group between 2000 and 2019, despite having higher test scores than every other racial group over the two-decade period.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Abortion to avoid birth defects is like Nazi eugenics: pope|
Pope Francis on Saturday called the practice of having an abortion after pre-natal tests have discovered possible birth defects a version of Nazi attempts to create a pure race by eliminating the weakest. Francis made the comparison in a long, off-the-cuff address to a members of a confederation of Italian family associations. Francis then spoke of pre-natal tests to determine if a fetus has any illnesses or malformations.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Man Sues Ex-Girlfriend For Sabotaging Music Career So He Wouldn't Move Away|
People in love do strange things, but sabotaging their partner's career is not
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Japan urges N. Korea to jointly break mutual distrust|
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to jointly overcome their mutual distrust, as he confirmed ongoing efforts to arrange a Japan-North Korea summit. In a television interview, Abe said his government has contacted the North Korean side "through various channels" in a bid to arrange a meeting with Kim. During historic talks with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on Tuesday, Kim reportedly said he was open to a meeting with Abe.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Trump distances self from Cohen as raided docs are analyzed|
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is distancing himself from Michael Cohen amid an FBI investigation into his longtime personal lawyer's business dealings.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Fact-checking Trump's answers to questions from reporters|
Friday morning, President Trump took reporters’ questions on numerous topics. These are some of his answers, checked for accuracy.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Bus Driver Tells Passengers Only U.S. Citizens Can Ride As Border Patrol Agent Looks On|
A bus driver in Maine told passengers they needed to be U.S. citizens to ride
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Founder of 'revolutionary' US blood-testing startup once valued at $9bn charged with fraud|
Theranos was established by Elizabeth Holmes in 2003 when she was just a 19-year-old Stanford drop out. Within a year it had won $6m (£4.5m) backing from investors attracted by Ms Holmes’s desire to disrupt the industry monopoly over blood tests – and she was toasted as a rising star of Silicon Valley. Ms Holmes and Mr Balwani claimed the Theranos analyser could perform a full range of clinical tests using tiny blood samples drawn from a finger stick, asserting that its results were more accurate, reliable and faster than those from conventional blood tests.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Libya: Intervention by Invitation|
NATO and the EU have been formally requested by Libya to mount civilian stabilization operations. The latest example is Libya. With Macron’s help, Libya’s factional leaders have agreed to hold fresh presidential and parliamentary elections in December, which the United Nations Security Council just endorsed unanimously.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Kids’ lack of sleep linked to higher odds of heart disease, health risks, study warns|
A study in the journal Pediatrics links lack of sleep to higher odds for heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. It found that less than a third of kids get the recommended amount of sleep.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Spain's king gets key to New Orleans for 300th anniversary|
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The king of Spain and New Orleans' mayor saluted the city's centuries-old Spanish heritage during its tricentennial celebration Friday.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - 13 Of Our Favorite Small-Space Storage Solutions From Ikea|
Ikea is a mastermind at making those impossible rooms in your home work extra
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Defiant Merkel backs Europe migrant policy as Bavaria row simmers|
By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - Migrant policy requires a European solution, German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Saturday, ceding no ground in a showdown with her Bavarian allies that threatens her three-month-old coalition government. The row is over Merkel's rejection of plans by Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, from Bavaria, for Germany unilaterally to send back migrants who have registered in other European Union countries. In her weekly podcast, three days before talks between Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, the chancellor hammered home her stance: "This is a European challenge that also needs a European solution.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - The Latest: Slain Kansas deputies were both parents|
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shootings of two Kansas sheriff's deputies by an inmate they were transporting (all times local):
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - White House says Trump will support GOP immigration bill he condemned|
‘I certainly wouldn’t sign the more moderate one,’ Donald Trump told Fox & Friends Friday morning when discussing two immigration measures. Hours after Donald Trump plunged congressional Republicans into chaos by declaring his opposition to their carefully negotiated immigration proposal, the White House announced he would support the effort. House Republican leaders had planned to hold votes next week on two immigration measures: a hardline proposal authored by the House judiciary committee chairman, Bob Goodlatte, and a plan touted as a compromise between the moderate and conservative factions of the Republican party.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Gal Gadot Reveals First Look At 'Wonder Woman' 2 Costume|
The Amazonian goddess is returning to the silver screen, and this time its the
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Stunning nighttime lava display in Hawaii captured on video by US military|
This stunning footage shows rivers of lava pouring from a volcano close to a Hawaii town.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Afghanistan extends ceasefire after suicide attack kills 25|
An Afghan government ceasefire with the Taliban was extended Saturday despite a suicide bombing killing at least 25, which marred an otherwise remarkable Eid holiday that has seen militants hugging security forces and civilians in celebration of the unprecedented truce. President Ashraf Ghani made the announcement in a rare televised address, in which he also asked the Taliban to extend their three-day ceasefire, which is due to end Sunday night. "I order the security forces to remain on their defensive positions," Ghani said, adding details of the extension would be released later.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - America Wasn't Tough Enough on China's ZTE—Here's How to Make It Right|
The Trump Administration has been better than its predecessors when it comes to Asia. The United States Commerce Department has granted Chinese telecom company, ZTE, a reprieve from a seven-year ban on using U.S.-made parts—a bad that was effectively a corporate death sentence. This is going to hurt ZTE—and China’s Communist Party (CCP).
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - New Mazda RX-9 Render Is One Step Closer To Rotary Comeback|
Wankel’s return should come in a muscular sports coupe.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - World Cup in Kenya prison|
As part of their rehabilitation, inmates at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison in rural Kenya are playing their own version of the World Cup, with teams named after the countries competing at the real thing.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Merkel seeks EU migrant talks as German coalition crisis looms: paper|
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, struggling to avert a crisis within her coalition on migrant policy, is trying to set up a meeting of some EU states to discuss the issue before a leaders summit on June 28-29, a German newspaper reported on Sunday. Citing government sources from representatives of several EU states, top-selling Bild reported on its website that Merkel wanted to discuss possible solutions with Greece, Italy and Austria. It is also unclear exactly when this special summit would take place," a member of the Italian government told Bild.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Boy tells police that driver shot family in road rage run-in|
DENVER (AP) — A 12-year-old boy told police he saw a driver open fire on his family during a road rage confrontation in Colorado, killing his older brother and critically wounding his mother and younger brother, authorities said Friday.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Trump praises Kim on Fox & Friends: 'I want my people to do the same'|
An “antsy and bored” Donald Trump reportedly attempted to bring his summit with Kim Jong-un of North Korea forward by a day, asking aides after his arrival in Singapore last Sunday: “We’re here now. The one-day summit, aimed at reducing the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea, went ahead as planned on Tuesday. In a Friday morning interview on the White House lawn with Fox & Friends, meanwhile, Trump risked provoking critics when he said the North Korean dictator was “the strong head” of his country.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Jennifer Hudson sings 'Amazing Grace' at the March for Our Lives: Road to Change rally|
Chance the Rapper and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords also participated in the Chicago rally on Friday.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Cut off by Hawaii lava, pot growers refuse to let go dream|
HALEKAMAHINA HILL, Hawaii (Reuters) - Dale Altman and his grandson Josh Doran live on a 5-acre (2-hectare) plot atop a hill on Hawaii's Big Island by the erupting Kilauea volcano, where they grow medical marijuana.
|Sunday, June 17, 2018 - Afghan Taliban tells fighters to stay at posts after attack on ceasefire revellers|
The Taliban on Sunday ordered its fighters in Afghanistan to avoid gatherings of security forces and civilians, a day after a suicide bomber killed 25 people including members of the militant group celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire. It was the first formal nationwide ceasefire since the 2001 US invasion and the display of jubilation and unity has fuelled hopes among war-weary Afghans that peace is possible. The attack on a crowd celebrating the truce in Rodat district also wounded 54 people and was blamed by officials on the Islamic State group.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Partially Blind Dog That Survived Euthanasia Attempt Is Up for Adoption|
He defied the odds.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - The Next Great China Threat: An Invasion of the Philippines?|
It's not clear whether the warning was prompted by genuine fears of Chinese aggression or Filipino domestic politics. The Philippines should prepare to be invaded by China, warns a former top Philippines defense official. "Within hours, the Chinese can destroy most of the country's defense facilities and probably some of our cities," former secretary of national defense and national security adviser Norberto Gonzales told Philippines news site Rappler.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Stock Dividend Hike Is A Disappointment|
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) raised its dividend by 10 percent this week, which is typically good news for investors. On Wednesday, Caterpillar's board voted to increase its quarterly dividend by 10.2 percent from 78 cents per share to 86 cents per share. Bank of America analyst Ross Gilardi was anticipating a much more aggressive capital return announcement from Caterpillar.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Russia, Saudi seek raised OPEC output of 1.5 million bpd|
Russia and Saudi Arabia will ask OPEC to hike production by 1.5 million barrels a day in the third quarter of 2018, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday. OPEC and Russia decided together in 2016 to cut their supply in order to push prices up following a crash induced by a global crude production glut. An oil production shortfall in Iran and Venezuela has changed the scenario for the two countries and members of the oil cartel.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - The Latest: WWII pilot missing since 1944 crash buried|
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the burial of a WWII pilot (all times local):
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Trump could use pardons to 'clean up' after Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, Rudy Giuliani claims|
Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said the president could use his pardon power to ensure the consequences of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation would be “cleaned up”. “When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons,” Mr Giuliani told the New York Daily News. Speaking hours after former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was ordered jailed pending his trial on fraud charges brought by Mr Mueller, Mr Giuliani offered the latest signal that the president’s legal team believes Mr Trump has broad legal authority to respond to an ongoing probe of Russian election interference and potential ties to the Trump campaign.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - 'Balloon to Heaven' Recipient Raises More Than $11,000 to Help Family After Father's Death|
Sisters Story and Gypsy sent up the balloon, hoping it would reach their father in heaven, and it led to a blessing for the family.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Tesla bursts into flames on West Hollywood street|
Fire investigators are looking into what caused a Tesla to burst into flames on a West Hollywood street.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border|
By Rupam Jain and Jibran Ahmad KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan. An official at the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan confirmed Fazlullah was killed on Thursday. The U.S. military said earlier in Washington it had carried out a strike aimed at a senior militant figure in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, which is on the Pakistani border, and one U.S. official said the target was believed to have been Fazlullah.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - 'Infinity War' Writers Have A Simple Idea To Fix The DC Universe Movies|
The superheroes of the DC Extended Universe has done well at the movie
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - When, not if: US poised to quit UN's human rights council|
GENEVA (AP) — The United States is about to quit the United Nation's main human rights body, primarily over Washington's claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel, a Western and a U.S. diplomat say.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegations|
Austria called on Germany Saturday to clarify new allegations that its secret service systematically spied on politicians, international organisations and companies on Austrian territory, as reported by two national newspapers. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen called for "full clarification" from the German authorities, while Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz urged Berlin to "cooperate properly" in shedding light on newspaper reports regarding the past activities of the federal intelligence service, the BND.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Apple poaches senior self-driving engineer from Waymo|
(Reuters) - Apple Inc has hired a senior self-driving car engineer from Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit, Apple said on Friday, a sign that the iPhone maker maintains autonomous vehicle ambitions.
|Friday, June 15, 2018 - Riders plunge 34 feet, 6 injured in roller coaster derail|
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A roller coaster that derailed in Florida had been put out of service by state inspectors twice in the past year and a half because of problems with the ride.
|Sunday, June 17, 2018 - Key Trump ally Roger Stone reveals new Russian contact during 2016 presidential campaign|
The Trump-Russia saga has taken another twist after the revelation the president's longtime confidant, Roger Stone, made contact with a Russian national during the 2016 presidential election. The man, who called himself Henry Greenberg, offered damaging information to Mr Stone about Hillary Clinton, Mr Trump’s presumptive Democratic opponent in the upcoming presidential election. It came in the same time period as other episodes in which Russian interests approached the Trump campaign.
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10 Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction, Adjusted For Inflation|
|Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Vietnam launches probe into American detained for 'public disorder'|
Vietnam police have launched a formal criminal investigation into an American man who was among dozens arrested last week during rare protests that erupted across the authoritarian state. American citizen William Anh Nguyen, 32, was detained in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday during a massive rally protesting a government proposal to grant lengthy land leases in new special economic zones. Many protesters expressed fear the land would be handed to China, and thousands gathered in several cities across the country to demand the government not lease land to Beijing for "even one day".