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Tue, 31 May 2016 14:49
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Pro-government forces fire a rocket during an offensive to retake the city of Fallujah, from the Islamic State (IS) groupIraqi forces faced tough resistance from the Islamic State group Tuesday as they attempted to enter the centre of Fallujah, where there were mounting fears for thousands of trapped civilians. A day after announcing a push into the jihadist stronghold, forces led by Iraq's elite counter-terrorism service had some way to go before retaking the city. After thrusting toward Fallujah from three directions on Monday, their biggest advance was from the south, where they pushed into the suburb of Naimiyah.
Iraq faces tough IS resistance on Fallujah fringes
Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo outlines plans fo an official camp to welcome migrants, on May 31, 2016 in ParisThe Paris mayor unveiled plans Tuesday for a refugee camp in the French capital as the migrant crisis took on an ever-more deadly turn with 2,500 drowned in the Mediterranean so far this year. With Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II peaking for a second consecutive year, the UN refugee agency said some 204,000 people had crossed the Mediterranean to the continent since January. "I emphasise that that figure is a conservative estimate," UNHCR spokesman William Spindler told reporters, with a number of small children reportedly among the dead.
Paris plans refugee camp as migrant deaths spike
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Let the games begin.
World Series Of Poker tournament starts in Las Vegas
In this Monday, May 30, 2016 photo, police work the scene where a man was fatally shot in the chest in Chicago's Washington Park neighborhood. Chicago rung in the unofficial start to summer with dozens of shootings that killed several people and wounded others over Memorial Day weekend. (E. Jason Wambsgans /Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago began the unofficial start of summer over Memorial Day weekend with dozens of shootings that killed six people and wounded 56 others, contributing to a spike in violent crime in the city this year.
6 killed, dozens wounded over bloody Chicago holiday weekend
Irene Martinez, who lives near the Brazos River, leaves her flooded home Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Richmond, Texas. Martinez lives there with her two sons, and they are evacuating because the river is exprected to rise another several feet. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding Tuesday along a river that had reached a record-high crest just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.
Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Members of a group that sued over altered terms of a joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News dropped their lawsuit Tuesday, saying they are confident terms of the Tribune's sale to the wealthy Huntsman family leave the newspaper on solid ground.
Lawsuit dropped over Salt Lake City newspaper agreement
Iraqi counterterrorism forces face off with Islamic State militants on the southern edge of Fallujah, Iraq on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 a day after launching an operation of the militant-held city with the help of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. (AP Photo/Osama Sami)CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — As Iraqi forces pressed an offensive Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants from Fallujah, conditions are worsening for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the city, and a leading aid group raised alarm over an unfolding "human catastrophe."
Amid heavy clashes in Fallujah, fears rise for civilians
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution.
High court sides with property owners in wetlands case
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers questions during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. A super PAC supporting Donald Trump is hiring a former operative from the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — A super PAC's decision to hire a former Donald Trump campaign operative comes with a caveat: He can't immediately do all that much, in a period when there is so much to be done.
Trump super PAC's new political guru must wait to do work
This May 26, 2016 image released by Barbara Darois shows Jessica Casanova, 17, right, holding hands with her prom date Nathan Cohen in Buffalo, N.Y. Casanova wore the black Badgley Mischka gown that actress Gina Rodriguez wore to the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. (Barbara Darois via AP)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Talk about finding the best prom dress ever.
Gina Rodriguez makes teen's prom dress dream come true
In this Sunday, May 29, 2016, photo, a lifeguard warns beach goers to stay out of the water at Corona del Mar beach in Newport Beach, Calif. Thousands of Memorial Day beachgoers were kept out of the water Monday as lifeguards searched miles of popular Southern California shoreline for a shark they believe attacked a swimmer the day before. (Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — Surgeons repaired one massive bite wound from a shark that shredded a 52-year-old woman's arm and torso in an attack that has shut down popular Southern California beaches for days, hospital officials said Tuesday.
Shark attack wound is 'very obviously a mouth,' doctors say
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a list of veterans groups he says he has donated to during a news conference at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday detailed $5.6 million in contributions he raised for military veterans, and sharply criticized the news media for questioning him for months about what happened to the money. At a combative news conference at Trump Tower in Manhattan, the billionaire accused the media of failing to give him credit for raising the funds at an event in January in Iowa. Trump, whose bellicose language has been a trademark of an insurgent candidacy that has upended the Republican Party, has shown no signs of doing so.
Combative Trump says he raised $5.6 million for vets, bashes media
In a Saturday, May 21, 2016 photo, Jack Horner smiles as he sits under Montana's T Rex in the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont. The museum hosted "Jack Horner Family Day" ahead of Horner's retirement this summer after leading the museum for 34 years and establishing himself as one of the most famous paleontologists in the world. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Jack Horner, the paleontologist who discovered the world's first dinosaur embryos and found that dinosaurs had nests and cared for their young, is leaving the Montana museum he spent decades filling with fossils from across the globe.
'Jurassic Park' paleontologist retiring from museum he built
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former director at Barclays Plc was arrested on Tuesday on U.S. charges that he provided inside information about impending mergers that he learned about at the bank to a plumber, who used the tips to illegally make $76,000 (£52,526). Steven McClatchey, 58, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court with conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud after the plumber, Gary Pusey, secretly pleaded guilty on Friday and agreed to cooperate with authorities. McClatchey, who worked at the British bank in its Manhattan offices from December 2008 to December 2015, was arrested on Long Island, where he resides, and was expected to appear in court later in the day.
Ex-Barclays director accused by U.S. of illegal tips to plumber
FILE - An April 17, 2007 file photo illustration, of a British pound coin resting upon two US$1 bills, in London. The British pound fell sharply Tuesday May 31, 2016, after two opinion polls for The Guardian newspaper indicated support for a British exit from the 28-country European Union in next month's referendum. The pound, which is also known as sterling, was down a cent at $1.4550. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)LONDON (AP) — The British pound fell sharply Tuesday after two opinion polls for The Guardian newspaper indicated support for a British exit from the 28-country European Union in next month's referendum.
UK pound slides as polls indicate support for EU exit
Business
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:49
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
A woman and child shop at Walmart to Go convenience store in BentonvilleU.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than six years in April as households stepped up purchases of automobiles, suggesting an acceleration in economic growth that could persuade the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates soon. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday an interest rate hike would probably be appropriate in the "coming months," if the economy continued to pick up and the labor market added jobs.
U.S. consumer spending increase strongest in over six years
Traders work on the floor of the NYSEWall Street fell on Tuesday, led lower by consumer stocks after tepid consumer confidence data, but the S&P 500 was on pace to show gains for May. U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than six years in April as households stepped up purchases of automobiles, but other data showed an ebb in consumer confidence in May. Consumer staples were the worst performing sector, off 0.74 percent, while consumer discretionary shares fell 0.46 percent. Nine of 10 S&P sectors were in the red in afternoon trading. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 121.56 points, or 0.68 percent, at 17,751.66, the S&P 500 lost 8.04 points, or 0.38 percent, at 2,091.02 and the Nasdaq Composite dipped 1.53 points, or 0.03 percent, at 4,931.97.
Wall St. falls as consumer, energy shares drag
Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New York(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said on Tuesday he had acquired a "large position" in Botox-maker Allergan Plc and that he was very supportive of Chief Executive Officer Brent Saunders. Shares of Allergan rose 0.8 percent to $237.85 in mid-morning trading. Icahn, who did not disclose details of the stake, said in a statement on his website that he was confident in Saunders' ability to enhance value for all Allergan shareholders.
Carl Icahn acquires 'large position' in Allergan, backs CEO
A house under construction has a sold sign out front in the Candelas development in the northwest Denver suburb of ArvadaAnnualized U.S. single-family home prices rose more than expected in March, a survey showed on Tuesday. "The economy is supporting the price increases with improving labor markets, falling unemployment rates and extremely low mortgage rates," said David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Home prices in three U.S. cities, Denver, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, showed the highest year-over-year gains, the survey showed.
U.S. home prices rise more than expected in March
Pearson, Schiller and Ackman take their seats to testify about price spikes in decades-old pharmaceuticals before a hearing of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S.Michael Pearson, the former chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International , will receive a $9 million severance payment and agreed to a consulting agreement worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a document filed with regulators. Pearson, who left Valeant on May 2 after a year in which it had drawn scrutiny for its sharp drug price increases, financial relationship with a specialty pharmacy and accounting practices, is also eligible for a pro-rated performance bonus for 2016, the separation agreement document said. If Valeant severs the consulting services, Pearson will still receive the payments that would have been due, the document said.
Valeant's former CEO to receive $9 million severance payment, other fees
A VW sign is seen outside a Volkswagen dealership in LondonBy Andreas Cremer BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen's mass-market VW brand returned to profit in the first quarter, in a sign deep cost cutting is starting to revive the business at the heart of the German carmaker's emissions test cheating scandal. Europe's biggest motor manufacturer said on Tuesday group underlying operating profit fell 5.9 percent to 3.1 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in the quarter. Volkswagen plunged to a record loss last year after making provisions at a group level to cover the costs of the diesel emissions scandal and ditched its long-standing CEO after it admitted in September to cheating tests in the United States.
Cost squeeze helps VW brand back to profit after diesel debacle
A man walks past a logo of Airbnb after a news conference in TokyoBy Julia Fioretti and Eric Auchard BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - European Union governments should not ban services like home-rental site Airbnb or ride-hailing app Uber except as a last resort, the EU says in new guidelines, seeking to rein in a crackdown on the "sharing economy". In guidelines seen by Reuters, the European Commission said any restrictions by EU member states on these new online services should be justified and proportionate to the public interest at stake. In the case of room-renting sites like Airbnb, the Commission said banning short-term lets of apartments "appears difficult to justify" when limits on the maximum number of days apartments can be rented out would be more appropriate.
EU cautions governments against banning Uber, Airbnb
Cohn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs attends the session 'Where Is the Chinese Economy Heading?' of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in DavosCohn said there was little correlation between the average size of a bank's fixed income and equities trading revenue and the firm's overall return on equity, a key measure of how well it uses shareholder capital to earn profits. "While we could increase our market-making revenue, it may not translate into better returns," Cohn said at an investor conference organized by Deutsche Bank AG. Wall Street banks have seen revenue from their fixed income trading units decline as new regulations introduced since the financial crisis have made bond trading less profitable and more capital intensive.
Goldman's Cohn defends bank's trading business amid revenue slump
A "Now Hiring" sign is posted on a Verizon store in Manhattan in New YorkOne analyst called the deal "very rich" for workers at Verizon, the No. 1 U.S. wireless provider, which reached the tentative pact with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) on Friday. The CWA said Verizon agreed to provide a 10.9 percent raise over four years while Verizon put the increase at 10.5 percent. According to the CWA, both numbers are correct, with the union's calculation including compounded interest as subsequent raises are determined from a new base salary.
Verizon, unions agree to pay raises, new jobs to end strike
A pumpjack drills for oil in the Monterey ShaleBy Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Tuesday, heading for the fourth straight monthly gain, with investors betting on higher U.S. fuel demand as peak driving season arrived in the No. 1 oil consumer. Data from market intelligence firm Genscape showed a drawdown of 686,700 barrels at the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery point for U.S. crude futures in the week to May 27, traders said, a report that provided further support to oil. Strong U.S. consumer spending data also supported oil prices, despite concerns that a robust economy could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates soon.
Oil up as U.S. summer draws beckon; set for fourth month of gains
This photo combination shows the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm. Top row, from left: Anthony Petrello, Nabors Industries, $68.2 million; Leslie Moonves, CBS, $65.6 million; Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, $55.3 million; Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor, $39 million; and Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $37.2 million. Bottom row, from left: Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, $36.3 million; Robert Iger, Walt Disney, $34.3 million; David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $33.3 million; Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner, $32.5 million; and Brian Roberts, Comcast, $31.4 million. (AP Photo)NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm:
Top 10 highest-paid CEOs
Periscope is using viewer juries to fight trolls
Jawbone refutes reports that it will exit the fitness tracker market
'Star Trek Beyond' collectible toys coming from FunkoKirk, Spock, Bones, Sulu, Chekov, Scotty and Uhura join new Star Trek characters Jaylah and Krall as adorkable Pop Vinyl Funko toys.
'Star Trek Beyond' collectible toys coming from Funko
Chewbacca star's comment sends Star Wars fan into hyperdriveThe actor who plays Chewbacca responds to a Reddit thread showing two complementary Star Wars cars parked next to each other.
Chewbacca star's comment sends Star Wars fan into hyperdrive
World News
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:49
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite fighters sit in military vehicles near FallujaBy Maher Nazeh and Saif Hameed CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields. The Iraqi army's assault on Falluja has begun what is expected to be one of the biggest battles ever fought against Islamic State, with the government backed by world powers including the United States and Iran, and determined to win back the first major Iraqi city that fell to the group in 2014.
Fear for civilians as IS halts Iraqi army at gates of Falluja
Civilians and civil defence members look for survivors at a site damaged after Russian air strikes on the Syrian rebel-held city of IdlibBy Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 23 people were killed in Russian air strikes overnight in the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib, the heaviest bombardment there since a cessation of hostilities was agreed in February, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Observatory said the air strikes targeted a number of positions in the city, one of them next to a hospital. Seven children were among the dead, Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman said.
Death toll from Russian air strikes in Idlib climbs to 23: monitor
Unidentified jets bombed a major camp of the powerful Islamist Ahrar al Sham insurgent group in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, leaving a large number of dead and wounded, a monitor reported on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said top trainers from among Ahrar al Sham's leaders were normally at the camp located in the Sheikh Bahar area of rural Idlib. The insurgent group could not be reached comment.
Jets bomb Syrian rebel group Ahrar al Sham's main camp, large numbers killed: monitor
KCNA file picture shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looking at a rocket warhead tip after a simulated test of atmospheric re-entry of a ballistic missileBy Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast on Tuesday but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean officials said, in what would be the latest in a string of unsuccessful ballistic missile tests by the isolated country. Tension in Northeast Asia has been high since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and followed that with a satellite launch and test launches of various missiles. Japan put its military alert on Monday for a possible North Korean missile launch.
Attempted North Korea missile launch fails: South Korea
A general view of the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia surrounded by cranes, near the harbour of Giglio PortoThe prison sentence against the former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner for his role in the deadly 2012 shipwreck was upheld on Tuesday by an Italian court. Both Francesco Schettino, who was commanding the ship when it hit rocks off the Tuscan island of Giglio, killing 32 people, and the prosecutor had appealed against the 16 years and one month sentence handed down last year. Schettino was found guilty last year by a different court of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning his passengers in one of the highest-profile shipping disasters in recent years.
Sentence for Costa Concordia captain upheld over 2012 shipwreck
A picture illustration of an Islamic State flagIslamic State on Tuesday urged Muslims to destroy their satellite TV sets to prevent hostile channels "destroying their beliefs and polluting their ethics". The ultra-hardline Sunni group issued its call as military pressure increased against it with offensives targeting its strongholds in Raqqa, Syria, and in Falluja, west of Baghdad. "The enemies of Islam are waging a media war on the Islamic State that is no less dangerous than the military campaign," the group said in a video on its official Telegram account, filmed in Raqqa and monitored in Egypt.
Islamic State urges Muslims to destroy satellite TV sets
Turkish President Erdogan and German Chancellor Merkel are pictured during the World Humanitarian Summit in IstanbulBy Tulay Karadeniz and Noah Barkin ANKARA/BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey's president warned Germany on Tuesday that its plans to declare the 1915 mass killing of Armenians a genocide would damage bilateral ties, raising new concerns about an EU-Turkey migrant deal championed by Chancellor Angela Merkel. German lawmakers are expected to approve a symbolic resolution on Thursday that labels the killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces "genocide", a description that Turkey strongly rejects. The vote had been scheduled to take place over a year ago, on the 100th anniversary of the massacre, but Merkel's allies in parliament pushed it back repeatedly out of concern that it could hurt relations with Ankara.
Erdogan warns Germany ahead of Armenian genocide vote
Costa Concordia's captain Francesco Schettino in the courthouse for his final declaration on the last day of his trial on February 11, 2015 in GrossetoFlorence's appeals court on Tuesday upheld the 16-year jail term for Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank off Italy in 2012 leaving 32 people dead. Schettino was not in court when the verdict was read out by presiding judge Grazia D'Onofrio shortly after 8:30pm (1830 GMT). Schettino was sentenced in February 2015 to 16 years and one month in prison after a judge ruled that his recklessness was to blame for the fate of the giant ship, which struck underwater rocks off the Tuscan island of Giglio.
Italy appeals court upholds 16-year sentence for Concordia captain
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Wal-Mart's Sam's Club took a gamble in China almost two years ago. It changed the way it sells meat and fish, putting them in packages instead of letting Chinese shoppers physically inspect cuts of meat or live fish in tanks the way they're used to. The new approach is paying off. The affluent Chinese customers Sam's Club attracts are well-traveled and used to the way shopping works in the West. "I really trust the store," said Huang Liu, who shops here once a week. She doesn't mind that the meat or seafood is packaged: "Even though it's not live, it is very fresh." That move is counter tothe rest of the Wal-Mart experience in China where its namesake stores highlight live crabs and frogs as well as piles of fish with bulging eyeballs.
Top Asian News 7:38 p.m. GMT
A man watches a TV news program reporting about a missile launch of North Korea, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that tempers somewhat recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland. The letters read on top left, "Fail, North Korea's Musudan missile." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures that somewhat temper recent worries that the North is pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.
South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed
Stephen Hawking, pictured on July 20, 2015, has urged Britons to back the campaign to stay in the European Union in a referendum next monthPhysicist Stephen Hawking appealed Tuesday to British voters to back the campaign to stay in the European Union in a referendum next month while criticising US presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Asked if he could explain Trump's popularity, Hawking said: "I can't. A British vote to leave the European Union in next month's referendum would put almost £1 billion in EU research funds given to Britain at risk, a study by research company Digital Science warned this month.
Stephen Hawking urges Britons to stay in EU
FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 file photo shows Polisario Front's Secretary General Mohamed Abdelaziz listening to a question during a news conference in Madrid, Spain. The head of the independence movement in the Western Sahara, Mohamed Abdelaziz, has died after a long illness, the Polisario Front said in a statement. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Mohamed Abdelaziz, the head and co-founder of the Polisario Front independence movement in the Western Sahara, died Tuesday after a long illness, the group said. He was in his late 60s.
Western Sahara independence movement leader Abdelaziz dies
Pro-government forces fire a rocket during an offensive to retake the city of Fallujah, from the Islamic State (IS) groupIraqi forces faced tough resistance from the Islamic State group Tuesday as they attempted to enter the centre of Fallujah, where there were mounting fears for thousands of trapped civilians. A day after announcing a push into the jihadist stronghold, forces led by Iraq's elite counter-terrorism service had some way to go before retaking the city. After thrusting toward Fallujah from three directions on Monday, their biggest advance was from the south, where they pushed into the suburb of Naimiyah.
Iraq faces tough IS resistance on Fallujah fringes
Muhiddin Mire, a 30-year-old Somali-born taxi driver, is accused of attacking 56-year-old musician Lyle Zimmerman at Leytonstone Tube station in east LondonA man slashed the throat of a London Underground passenger for his "Syrian brothers", a court heard Tuesday. The aftermath of the incident in December was captured on mobile phone footage, and a bystander's retort to the attacker -- "You ain't no Muslim, bruv" -- became famous in Britain. Muhiddin Mire, a 30-year-old Somali-born taxi driver, is accused of attacking 56-year-old musician Lyle Zimmerman at Leytonstone Tube station in east London.
London Tube knifing was for 'Syrian brothers', court hears
Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz looking on during an interview with AFP in Madrid on November 14, 2014The Polisario Front which demands the Western Sahara's independence from Morocco said its secretary general Mohamed Abdelaziz died on Tuesday "after a long illness", Algeria's APS news agency reported. Abdelaziz, who was in his late 60s, had led the Algeria-backed Polisario since 1976 after the group was founded three years previously to struggle for independence for the former Spanish colony. APS said he had been suffering from lung cancer, but the Polisario gave no further details on the circumstances of his death.
Chief of W. Sahara Polisario independence group dead
Technology
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:49
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
A man walks past a logo of Airbnb after a news conference in TokyoBy Julia Fioretti and Eric Auchard BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - European Union governments should not ban services like home-rental site Airbnb or ride-hailing app Uber except as a last resort, the EU says in new guidelines, seeking to rein in a crackdown on the "sharing economy". In guidelines seen by Reuters, the European Commission said any restrictions by EU member states on these new online services should be justified and proportionate to the public interest at stake. In the case of room-renting sites like Airbnb, the Commission said banning short-term lets of apartments "appears difficult to justify" when limits on the maximum number of days apartments can be rented out would be more appropriate.
EU cautions governments against banning Uber, Airbnb
People pose with laptops in front of projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaRussia's state competition watchdog has again postponed a decision on a possible fine on Alphabet Inc's Google, the agency said on Tuesday. The regulator ruled last September that Google had broken the law by requiring pre-installation of certain applications on mobile devices running on its Android operating system, following a complaint by Russia's Yandex.
Russian watchdog again puts off decision on Google fine
Logo of the Twitter and Facebook are seen through magnifier on display in this illustration taken in SarajevoFacebook , Twitter , Google's YouTube and Microsoft on Tuesday agreed to an EU code of conduct to tackle online hate speech within 24 hours in Europe. EU governments have been trying in recent months to get social platforms to crack down on rising online racism following the refugee crisis and terror attacks, with some even threatening action against the companies. As part of the pledge agreed with the European Commission, the web giants will review the majority of valid requests for removal of illegal hate speech in less than 24 hours and remove or disable access to the content if necessary.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft back EU hate speech rules
A man stands in Grand Central Terminal, as passengers face limited train service on New Haven Line between Stamford Station and Grand Central Terminal due to Con Edison power problem in New YorkBy Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police do not need a warrant to obtain a person's cellphone location data held by wireless carriers, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a setback to privacy advocates. The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, voted 12-3 that the government can get the information under a decades-old legal theory that it had already been disclosed to a third party, in this case a telephone company. The ruling overturns a divided 2015 opinion from the court's three-judge panel and reduces the likelihood that the Supreme Court would consider the issue.
U.S. court says no warrant needed for cellphone location data
File photo of Dell headquarters in CyberjayaBy Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners underpriced their 2013 $24.9 billion buyout of Dell Inc [DI.UL] by about 22 percent and may have to pay tens of millions to investors who opposed the deal for the computer maker, a Delaware judge ruled on Tuesday. The fair value of Dell's stock at the time of the buyout was $17.62 per share, not the original price of $13.75 per share, according to Delaware Vice Chancellor Travis Laster. The investors originally sought appraisal on nearly 40 million shares and some claimed a fair value was as high as $25 per share.
Court rules Dell's $24.9 billion buyout priced 22 percent below fair value
Microsoft CEO Nadella gestures as he addresses students and young entrepreneurs during a conference in New DelhiBEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp chief executive Satya Nadella is in Beijing this week, a company spokesman said on Tuesday, as China's anti-trust investigation of the U.S. software titan nears its third year. Nadella is expected to meet government officials to discuss the probe, a source familiar with the matter said. Cook met China's Vice Premier Wang Yang on May 17.
Microsoft CEO visiting China as anti-trust probe nears third year
Airbnb opens up a complaint center for neighbors to report problem guestsAirbnb is beloved by many travelers for providing low-cost lodging in neighborhoods around the world — and is hated by many neighbors for creating disturbances next door. In a move toward improving its standing in some of those neighborhoods, Airbnb today announced Airbnb Neighbors — a place for people who live near Airbnb listings to report noise and other disturbances caused by guests. "We'll treat each case seriously and ensure that we give hosts and their neighbors the opportunity to resolve concerns themselves, whenever possible," the company said in a blog post.
Airbnb opens up a complaint center for neighbors to report problem guests
Slow-motion shooter Superhot is getting VR and motion controlsIt took two years, but hyper-stylized first-person shooter Superhot is officially coming to virtual reality. In a blog post, Superhot's developers have said they were "working super close with the guys at Oculus" to adapt the game to the Oculus Rift VR headset, where it's set to appear as an exclusive title later this year. On Reddit, team member Szymon Krukowski said that the game would use the Oculus Touch motion controllers, and that it would be available as a free add-on for the game.
Slow-motion shooter Superhot is getting VR and motion controls
The Bachelorette, illustrated: welcome to The Chad ShowThe Bachelorette producers wasted no time in setting up this season's villain — Chad, a protein powder-guzzling alpha male, embodying the misogyny of Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, and the daily caloric intake of Michael Phelps. Tell me, have you ever met a Chad who wasn't a total douchelord?
The Bachelorette, illustrated: welcome to The Chad Show
Marvel's ever-expanding cinematic universe might be the most ambitious shared universe ever attempted, but it's certainly not the first. In fact, there are dozens of movies throughout the history of cinema with unexpected connections (some more tenuous than others) that you might never have noticed. SEE ALSO:  ‘No Man’s Sky’ creator receives death threats after delaying game In a new video, Screen Rant has rounded up ten pairs of movies that might exist in the same universe as one another. None of these are quite as blatant as the universes being built by Marvel or DC , but they're fascinating nonetheless. First up, we have Star Wars and Indiana Jones . These two franchises obviously share a ton of DNA in the real world (George Lucas, Harrison Ford), but both Raiders of the Lost Ark and Temple of Doom feature direct references to the Star Wars universe. A fan theory even suggests that the aliens in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull shared the legend of Luke Skywalker with the people of Earth. Speaking of ridiculous (but incredibly entertaining) fan theories, there are those who believe that Sean Connery's character in The Rock is actually an aged James Bond. Connery even repeats a famous one-liner from Diamonds Are Forever . And finally, we have a connection that cannot be denied. Although neither of the two properties will ever refer to one another as long as they are under the control of different studios, Daredevil and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were actually created as a result of the same traffic accident. You can see all of these connections and more in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDaQzqU3ZCs
20 movies you never knew took place in the same universe
Periscope is using viewer juries to fight trolls
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'Star Trek Beyond' collectible toys coming from FunkoKirk, Spock, Bones, Sulu, Chekov, Scotty and Uhura join new Star Trek characters Jaylah and Krall as adorkable Pop Vinyl Funko toys.
'Star Trek Beyond' collectible toys coming from Funko
No surprise, Google Home is based on Chromecast, not AndroidWhen Google announced its Home speaker to take on the Amazon Echo, I made a big assumption: it was essentially a super-powered Chromecast device at its tiny little heart. Making assumptions is a stupid thing for a tech reporter to do, but turns out this one was accurate. Amir Efrati at The Information has confirmed from "a person with direct knowledge of the plan" that Google Home will be based on the Chromecast. It's not a surprise at all: Chromecast and the Cast standard it uses are both one of the rare hardware success stories in Google's recent history.
No surprise, Google Home is based on Chromecast, not Android
Chewbacca star's comment sends Star Wars fan into hyperdriveThe actor who plays Chewbacca responds to a Reddit thread showing two complementary Star Wars cars parked next to each other.
Chewbacca star's comment sends Star Wars fan into hyperdrive
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a list of veterans groups he says he has donated to during a news conference at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday detailed $5.6 million in contributions he raised for military veterans, and sharply criticized the news media for questioning him for months about what happened to the money. At a combative news conference at Trump Tower in Manhattan, the billionaire accused the media of failing to give him credit for raising the funds at an event in January in Iowa. Trump, whose bellicose language has been a trademark of an insurgent candidacy that has upended the Republican Party, has shown no signs of doing so.
Combative Trump says he raised $5.6 million for vets, bashes media
California Governor Jerry Brown speaks before signing a bill hiking California's minimum wage to $15 by 2023 in Los AngelesCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday endorsed Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, saying it was the only way to keep Republican Donald Trump out of the White House. "I have decided to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton because I believe this is the only path forward to win the presidency and stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump," Brown said in a letter to California Democrats and independents posted online. Brown, a popular Democrat who has steered the nation's most populous state on a centrist path, praised Clinton's rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, but noted that she had won about 3 million more votes and hundreds more delegates.
California governor endorses Clinton, calls Trump dangerous
Elvis Norquay sits in his home on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Belcourt, North DakotaElvis Norquay, a member of the Chippewa Indian tribe, has lived most of his 58 years on North Dakota’s remote Turtle Mountain reservation and says he’s never had a problem voting. Norquay is among a growing number of Native Americans embroiled in court battles over changes to voting laws that could influence the outcome of some tight races in the November 2016 presidential and congressional elections. While the Native American population is small nationally, lawsuits involving tribes over voting problems have proliferated since the Supreme Court struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, a signature legislative achievement of the 1960s civil rights movement.
Native Americans move to frontlines in battle over voting rights
The death chamber and the steel bars of the viewing room are seen at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, TexasThe Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal asserting that the death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment filed by a Louisiana man convicted of fatally shooting his pregnant former girlfriend. Two of the eight justices, liberals Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, said they would have accepted the case, repeating concerns about the death penalty's constitutionality they raised in a different case last year. The justices, who have sharply disagreed among themselves over capital punishment, declined to consider the appeal brought by Lamondre Tucker, who was sentenced to death for the 2008 murder of 18-year-old Tavia Sills in Shreveport.
Supreme Court rejects constitutional challenge to death penalty
Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Hyatt Regency in a normally sleepy suburb of San Francisco. Some even attempted to charge through police barricades into the lobby. The source of their frustration: Donald Trump.
Party faithful: Inside look at the California GOP convention
ER visits are up, and heavier use among young adults reported, but the decreased stigma surrounding recreational pot blunts findings.
What Colorado has learned from legalizing marijuana so far
The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals awarded a 12-year-old U.S. Marine Corps dog named Lucca the prestigious Dickin Medal.
Marine Corps dog who lost leg in Afghanistan awarded gallantry medal
Virginia state trooper Chad Dermyer, a Marine veteran and father of two, is the 16th law enforcement officer to be killed by a gunman this year — a 129 percent increase over the first three months of 2015. “The numbers are very chilling,” said Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Spate of police officers fatally shot is ‘very chilling’
President Obama outlined a number of new actions aimed at combating the country’s deadly opioid epidemic on Tuesday.
Obama seeks to loosen restrictions on opioid abuse medication
California Gov. Jerry Brown Endorses Hillary Clinton Ahead of Primary“On Tuesday, June 7, I have decided to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton because I believe this is the only path forward to win the presidency and stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump,” Brown wrote in an open letter to California Democrats and Independents, which he posted on his Twitter and Facebook accounts. After Clinton had clinched the party nomination, Brown arrived at the Democratic convention with his own party platform, and spoke when his name was placed into nomination. Brown alluded to his 1992 run in his current letter supporting Clinton, noting that his own presidentialcampaign had similar ideals to Sanders’ and he has been “deeply impressed” with his performance.
California Gov. Jerry Brown Endorses Hillary Clinton Ahead of Primary
North Korean Newspaper Endorses 'Wise' Donald Trump Over 'Dull' Hillary ClintonPresumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has received his latest endorsement from an unlikely source: North Korea. “The president that U.S. citizens must vote for is not that dull Hillary but Trump, who spoke of holding direct conversation with North Korea,” the editorial said. The article, first reported by the website nknews.org, went on to praise the April foreign policy speech Trump gave in Washington, D.C., where he threatened to withdraw U.S. forces from South Korea if the government didn’t pay the United States for defense.
North Korean Newspaper Endorses 'Wise' Donald Trump Over 'Dull' Hillary Clinton
Greensboro Police Pull Out of RNC, Cleveland Cries FoulThe Greensboro Police Department in North Carolina has rescinded its offer to send 50 police officers to Cleveland in July to help secure the Republican National Convention, citing a lack of workers' compensation insurance provided by the city for visiting officers, as well as staffing challenges and a failure of logistics and planning for the large-scale event. Lt. Brian James, Greensboro deputy chief of police, told ABC News that police administrators in other jurisdictions have also expressed a lack of confidence in Cleveland and its preparedness for the upcoming event. “Police work is dangerous by nature.
Greensboro Police Pull Out of RNC, Cleveland Cries Foul
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is pushing a bill she says is aimed at helping World War II veterans exposed to mustard gas.
Missouri senator pushes to help vets exposed to mustard gas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The fight over bathroom rights for transgender students escalated in Texas on Tuesday as the state's lieutenant governor urged schools to defy the Obama administration while parents of transgender children accused Republican leaders of stoking intolerance and making their kids targets for bullying.
Texas' Lt. Gov. asks schools to ignore transgender directive
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take away former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's taxpayer-funded state pension following his conviction in a hush-money case.
Illinois lawmaker seeks to revoke Hastert's state pension
Sports
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NBA: Playoffs-Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto RaptorsLeBron James and the Cavaliers rested up and waited through a tumultuous Western Conference finals before finding themselves right back where they were last year, going against the Warriors for the NBA title. James, on a stated mission to bring to Cleveland the city's first major professional sports team title in 52 years, and the Cavs hit the road to open the best-of-seven against sharpshooter Stephen Curry and Golden State at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on Thursday.
Cavs, LeBron find same title hope obstacle in Golden State
Stephen Curry hit five of the Warriors' 10 second-half three-pointers as the reigning champions rallied to oust the third-seeded ThunderStephen Curry scored 36 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 96-88 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder and into an NBA title rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors, trying to cap a sensational season that included a record 73 regular-season victories with a second straight title, sealed the 4-3 series victory in the Western Conference finals on their home floor in Oakland, California -- clawing back after trailing 3-1 in the series. The Warriors, who became the 10th team to rally from a 3-1 deficit to win a playoff series, host LeBron James and the Cavaliers in game one of the finals on Thursday.
Warriors beat Thunder to book NBA title showdown with Cavs
NBA: Playoffs-Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday to set up a rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA Championship. Stephen Curry hit five second-half 3-pointers and scored 36 points in all for Golden State, who will host the opener of the best-of-seven NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. The defending NBA champions, who rallied from a 3-1 series deficits, were down by 13 in the first half and eight early in the third quarter before gunning their way to a shot at becoming the NBA's first repeat winner since Miami in 2012 and '13.
Warriors cap comeback, KO Thunder in Game 7
Golf - Rose withdraws from Memorial with bad backFormer US Open champion Justin Rose has withdrawn from this week's Memorial tournament with a lingering back injury. England's Rose won the US PGA event, hosted by Jack Nicklaus, in 2010 and was second last year, losing to Sweden's David Lingmerth in a playoff.
Rose withdraws from Memorial with bad back
Bourdy hits out of a sand trap on the 7th hole during the BMW Masters 2013 golf tournament at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai(Reuters) - France's Gregory Bourdy led 13 players into the field for the U.S. Open golf championship next month at Oakmont Country Club in the International Sectional qualifier at Walton Heath in Surrey, England on Monday. Four-time European Tour winner Bourdy shot rounds of 67 and 68 to finish nine-under-par, two shots clear of Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg, to lead the qualifying event for the U.S. Open which takes place outside Pittsburgh starting on June 16. Irishman Padraig Harrington, announced last week as one of Darren Clarke’s vice-captains for this year’s Ryder Cup, bogeyed his final two holes to miss out on the playoff by one shot.
France's Bourdy leads 13 qualifiers into U.S. Open
France's Gregory Bourdy led 13 players into the field for the U.S. Open golf championship next month at Oakmont Country Club in the International Sectional qualifier at Walton Heath in Surrey, England on Monday. Four-time European Tour winner Bourdy shot rounds of 67 and 68 to finish nine-under-par, two shots clear of Sweden's Mikael Lundberg, to lead the qualifying event for the U.S. Open which takes place outside Pittsburgh starting on June 16. Irishman Padraig Harrington, announced last week as one of Darren Clarke's vice-captains for this year's Ryder Cup, bogeyed his final two holes to miss out on the playoff by one shot.
Golf-France's Bourdy leads 13 qualifiers into U.S. Open
Pau Gasol #16 of the Chicago Bulls watches the action during the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, IndianaSpanish basketball star Pau Gasol said Monday he is considering skipping the Olympic Games in Brazil in August due to fears over the Zika virus. "I hope that national Olympic committees and international health organisations provide real information regarding the situation in Brazil so athletes can take informed decisions," he added.
Pau Gasol could skip Rio over Zika fears
NBA: Chicago Bulls at Miami HeatChicago Bulls and Spain basketball center Pau Gasol wants clarity on the Zika outbreak in Brazil before deciding whether to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. Gasol, who has represented his country at the last three Games, says there is not enough information about the outbreak of the virus that is linked to serious birth defects. "The Olympics can be an opportunity for this virus to spread.
Worried Gasol wants more Zika details ahead of Rio
May 30 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 13.40 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 11.60 3. (3) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 9.66 4. (4) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 7.77 5. (5) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 7.42 6. (6) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.10 7. (7) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.85 8. (8) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 6.61 9. (9) Danny Willett (Britain) 6.55 10. (10) Justin Rose (Britain) 5.91 11. (11) Branden Grace (South Africa) 5.19 12. (13) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 5.07 13. (12) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 5.00 14. (14) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 4.76 15. (15) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 4.60 16. ...
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Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn fired a final-round five-under par 67 to win the Volvik ChampionshipThailand's Ariya Jutanugarn won her third consecutive LPGA title, firing a final-round five-under par 67 to win the inaugural Volvik Championship by five strokes over American Christina Kim. Ariya became the first player to capture her first three LPGA crowns consecutively, pushing the 20-year-old from Bangkok within two of the tour record win streak of five events by Sweden's Annika Sorenstam and American Nancy Lopez. Ariya became the first Thai player to win an LPGA title when she took the Yokohama Tire Classic in Alabama earlier this month and added the Kingsmill Championship last week.
Thailand's Ariya captures third LPGA title in a row
May 30 (Infostrada Sports) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 2040 2. (2) Adam Scott (Australia) 1861 3. (7) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 1683 4. (4) Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 1352 5. (3) Russell Knox (Britain) 1350 6. (8) Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 1252 7. (5) Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 1223 8. (9) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 1216 9. (6) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 1198 10. (11) Kevin Na (U.S.) 1157 11. (10) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 1151 12. (12) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 1081 13. (13) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 1069 14. (17) Jason Dufner (U.S.) 1034 15. (14) Smylie Kaufman (U.S.) 1019 16. ...
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(Reuters) - Rocco Mediate holed out from a greenside bunker at the par-three 17th for birdie to close out a wire-to-wire victory at the Senior PGA Championship in Michigan on Sunday. The 53-year-old, who claimed his first Champions Tour major, posted a five-under-par 66 in the final round for a 19-under tournament record total of 265, beating Sam Snead’s score of 268 set in 1972. Mediate finished three shots in front of two-time defending champion Colin Montgomerie (67) and was the first wire-to-wire winner at the event since Jack Nicklaus in 1991.
Golf: Mediate wins first Champions Tour major
(Reuters) - Ariya Jutanugarn became the first in LPGA Tour history to claim her first three victories in successive tournaments, cruising to a five-shot win at the inaugural Volvik Championship in Michigan on Sunday. Canadian Brooke Henderson (68) and American Jessica Korda (72) finished equal third at nine-under. Ariya, 20, is the first to win three in a row on the LPGA Tour since South Korean Park In-bee in 2013.
Jutanugarn claims third successive LPGA win
England's Chris Wood celebrates with the trophy after winning the golf PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in SurreyEngland's Chris Wood is eyeing a spot in the Ryder Cup and the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after his win in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday. Wood put himself in the frame for a place in the European team, under Darren Clarke at Hazeltine, with his one million euro ($1.11 million) prize money, but still has to overtake one of Danny Willett and Justin Rose in the world rankings to make the Great Britain team for Rio. The Wentworth victory will push Wood into the top 25, but Willett was ninth and Rose 10th the week before the event.
Wood eyes Ryder Cup, Olympic teams
Ariya Jutanugarn became the first in LPGA Tour history to claim her first three victories in successive tournaments, cruising to a five-shot win at the inaugural Volvik Championship in Michigan on Sunday. Canadian Brooke Henderson (68) and American Jessica Korda (72) finished equal third at nine-under. Ariya, 20, is the first to win three in a row on the LPGA Tour since South Korean Park In-bee in 2013.
Golf-Jutanugarn claims third successive LPGA win
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2011 file photo, U.S. actors Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard arrive for the European premiere of their film, "The Rum Diary," in London. Attorneys for Heard, said Tuesday, May 31, 2016, that the model-actress has given a statement to Los Angeles police to support her account that Depp was physically abusive to her during a fight on May 21, 2016, in their Los Angeles home. Heard filed for divorce Monday, May 23, 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp's estranged wife has given Los Angeles police a statement to support her account of an alleged domestic violence incident involving the actor, her lawyers said Tuesday.
Lawyers say Johnny Depp's wife gave statement to police
Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the TV series, "The Shield," appears in court with his attorney, attorney Jason Sia, left, during his trial, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Los Angeles County Superior in Los Angeles. A jury convicted Jace of second-degree murder, Tuesday, in the 2014 shooting death of his wife. (AP Photo/Anthony McCartney)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Tuesday convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their two young sons.
Actor convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of wife
This book cover image released by Random House shows, "A Hero Of France," by Alan Furst. (Random House via AP)"A Hero of France" (Random House), by Alan Furst
Review: Alan Furst's 'A Hero of France' lacks intensity
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Let the games begin.
World Series Of Poker tournament starts in Las Vegas
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Michael Dann, the man behind the programming of several 1960s and 1970s CBS shows such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," ''60 Minutes" and "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died at his Florida home. He was 94.
CBS exec behind popular 1960s and 1970s shows dies at age 94
This May 26, 2016 image released by Barbara Darois shows Jessica Casanova, 17, right, holding hands with her prom date Nathan Cohen in Buffalo, N.Y. Casanova wore the black Badgley Mischka gown that actress Gina Rodriguez wore to the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. (Barbara Darois via AP)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Talk about finding the best prom dress ever.
Gina Rodriguez makes teen's prom dress dream come true
In a Saturday, May 21, 2016 photo, Jack Horner smiles as he sits under Montana's T Rex in the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont. The museum hosted "Jack Horner Family Day" ahead of Horner's retirement this summer after leading the museum for 34 years and establishing himself as one of the most famous paleontologists in the world. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Jack Horner, the paleontologist who discovered the world's first dinosaur embryos and found that dinosaurs had nests and cared for their young, is leaving the Montana museum he spent decades filling with fossils from across the globe.
'Jurassic Park' paleontologist retiring from museum he built
NEW YORK (AP) — Verne Lundquist will call one more season of Southeastern Conference football for CBS before Brad Nessler takes over the sport's highest-rated TV package.
Lundquist to step down from SEC football on CBS after 2016
Actor Michael Jace, famous for his part in police drama "The Shield", faces up to 40 years in jail after he was convicted of murdering his wifeActor Michael Jace was convicted of second-degree murder Tuesday for gunning down his wife in front of their two young children in an affluent neighborhood of Los Angeles. Jurors took three hours to reach the verdict, meaning they accepted April Jace's killing was not premeditated, but believed it to be more serious than voluntary manslaughter. The 53-year-old American, famous for his part in police drama "The Shield" and big-screen roles including in "Forrest Gump," faces up to 40 years in jail when he is sentenced on June 10.
'Shield' actor Michael Jace convicted of murdering wife
FILE - In this Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, radio host Glenn Beck speaks during a Tea Party rally against the Iran deal on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington. SiriusXM announced May 31, 2016, that Beck was being suspended over his comments in a May 25, 2016, interview with author Brad Thor. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative host Glenn Beck has been suspended by SiriusXM satellite radio for agreeing with an author who asked hypothetically "what patriot will step up" to remove Republican Donald Trump from office if he's elected president and oversteps his authority.
SiriusXM suspends Glenn Beck over Trump comments on show
This image released by Vanity Fair shows the cover of the magazine's June/July issue, featuring Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with her four corgis, photographed by Annie Leibovitz at Windsor Castle earlier this year. (Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair via AP)LONDON (AP) — Britain's 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II is a Vanity Fair cover star, in a portrait by photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Queen Elizabeth II is magazine cover star in Leibovitz photo
Models display creations during the Dior Cruise 2017 fashion show at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire in England, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)BLENHEIM PALACE, England (AP) — Dior returned Tuesday to England's historic Blenheim Palace to unveil its Cruise collection in glamorous surroundings that evoked the distinctive days of Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.
Dior returns to Blenheim Palace for Cruise show
FILE - This Jan. 27, 2013 file photo shows actor Steven Michael Quezada at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Tony Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston is giving fellow actor Quezada, from "Breaking Bad" some help in his race for a New Mexico county commissioner's seat. Cranston is joining comedian George Lopez in asking some residents of the state's largest county to vote for Quezada in a county commissioner's race. They are promoting Quezada on mailers targeting voters. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston is giving a castmate from hit TV series "Breaking Bad" some help in his campaign for local office in New Mexico's most populous county.
Bryan Cranston helps 'Breaking Bad' co-star in local race
This book cover image released by Grand Central Publishing shows, "Before the Fall," by Noah Hawley. (Grand Central Publishing via AP)"Before the Fall" (Grand Central Publishing), by Noah Hawley
Review: 'Before the Fall' by Noah Hawley
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Plain packaging laws came into effect earlier this month in England and France, requiring cigarette boxes to be unbranded and carry health warningsNew Zealand and Norway became on Tuesday the latest countries to announce they will remove branding from cigarette packets, in a move hailed by the WHO as an effective way to cut smoking rates. The news came the same day as WHO unveiled a report saying the drab packets plastered with warnings and gruesome pictures helped shrink the number of smokers in Australia, the first nation to impose such measures. "Plans by New Zealand and Norway to introduce plain packaging to reduce demand for tobacco send a powerful signal that this initiative works," Oleg Chestnov, the World Health Organization Assistant Director-General for noncommunicable diseases told AFP in an email.
New Zealand, Norway back plain packets for cigarettes
Denmark's parliament will declassify "being transgender" as a mental illnessDenmark will next year declassify "being transgender" as a mental illness, lawmakers from the parliament health committee decided on Tuesday. "It is completely inappropriate to call it a sickness," the committee's deputy chairman Flemming Moller Mortensen told AFP. "There is a longstanding wish from the trans community in Denmark to have it removed" from the health ministry's clinical guidelines on illnesses, he added.
Denmark to declassify being transgender as mental disorder
The bacteria strain behind the outbreak has not been found in any of General Mills' Gold Medal, Wondra and Signature Kitchens flour or their manufacturing plant, the company said in a statement. "Out of an abundance of caution, a voluntary recall is being made," General Mills said in a statement. U.S. and state health authorities are probing an outbreak of E. coli O121 from Dec. 21 to May 3, General Mills said in a statement.
General Mills recalls flour over possible link to E.coli outbreak
(Reuters) - Swiss biotech firm AC Immune SA filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday to raise up to $50 million in an initial public offering of common stock. AC Immune, backed by German billionaire Dietmar Hopp, said it plans to use proceeds from the IPO to develop products, including Alzheimer's drug crenezumab. Crenezumab, which AC Immune licensed to Roche Holding AG's Genentech division in 2006, targets protein plaques found in brains of patients with Alzheimer's. The company told the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus that Credit Suisse, Jefferies and Leerink Partners were underwriting the IPO.
AC Immune files for U.S. IPO to develop Alzheimer's drug
People enjoy a ride on a circular swing at sunset in AthensBy Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - At one point in the year, almost 80 percent of teens in a UK study had insufficient vitamin D that should come from sun exposure, and one quarter had insufficient levels even at the peak of summer, according to a new study. The results were surprising because the participants were white children, whose skin is the most sensitive to ultraviolet-B and who therefore need the least amount of sunlight exposure to get enough vitamin D, said senior author Lesley E. Rhodes of the University of Manchester in the U.K. Most vitamin D is synthesized in the skin after exposure to UVB rays from the sun, Rhodes and colleagues write in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Little comes from foods, they point out, and the UK doesn’t recommend a specific dietary intake of vitamin D. In January, April, June and September 2011, the researchers collected blood samples from 131 Caucasian adolescents ages 12 to 15.
For some U.K. teens, sun doesn’t provide enough vitamin D
In this Thursday, May 26, 2016, photo, Annette Page, left, and her sister Sharee Page, pose for a photograph at Sharee's home during an interview, in Farmington, Utah. The two Utah sisters have received a breast cancer diagnosis within about two weeks of one another, a coincidence that doctors say is extremely rare, but gives them the chance to undergo chemotherapy together, shave each other's heads and discuss their identical symptoms. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. Now every three weeks, they sit together in matching chairs and chat as their bodies are pumped full of chemotherapy drugs.
Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together
Why Reading Is the Foundation of Good HealthReading is a skill most of us take for granted. When you see the front page of a newspaper or pull up your favorite health site, you probably don't even think about the fact that you're reading the words on the page. You just do it. But that ability doesn't come naturally. Reading is a skill built during childhood that allows us to...
Why Reading Is the Foundation of Good Health
United Nations World Food Programme country director in Iraq Jane Pearce speaks during an interview at the United Nations office in Erbil IraqBy Sebastien Malo ERBIL, Iraq (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) is working on contingency plans that up to 700,000 people could be displaced by a planned offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State, according to its head in Iraq. Iraqi forces, with help from a U.S.-led coalition, are expected to push later this year to retake Mosul, Islamic State's de facto capital in Iraq. WFP's country director in Iraq, Jane Pearce, said she feared the violence ahead but remained confident the agency was as well-prepared as possible for the event.
U.N. food agency prepares for deeper humanitarian crisis as battle for Mosul looms
Man on a wheel scooter places an order at a Tim Hortons drive-thru restaurant in Bobcaygeon, OntarioBy Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - When elderly drivers have to stop getting behind the wheel, they run the risk of social isolation, especially if they don’t have an alternative transportation plan, a recent study suggests. With wheels, older adults were much more likely to be out and about than their peers who never drove, the study found. “Social participation in old age is linked with both physical and mental health benefits,” said study author Teja Pristavec, a sociology researcher at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
When seniors stop driving, social isolation looms
New research confirms that relying on emergency room data to estimate the prevalence of childhood concussions doesn't deliver a complete picture because many seek treatment in primary care.
Many children go to primary care for concussions, not the ER
File photo of the headquarters of the World Health Organization in GenevaBy Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - New hepatitis C drugs that can cure the liver-destroying disease are revolutionizing treatment but their high price is a huge burden in some countries, particularly in central and eastern Europe, according to a new study. An analysis of prices for two Gilead drugs by World Health Organization (WHO) experts published on Tuesday found that while U.S. prices were higher in dollar terms, parts of Europe paid considerably more in "purchasing-power parity" terms. Purchasing-power parity, or PPP, is used to normalize price comparisons between different economies by taking into account the price of similar baskets of goods instead of market foreign exchange rates.
Burden of pricey hepatitis C drugs heaviest in eastern Europe
Living With Someone Through GriefIt's that smiling face the country has seen countless times, legendary broadcaster Casey Kasem whose legacy was tarnished by a deteriorating public death, one before his time. What I didn't expect to learn was how his daughter Kerri Kasem would teach me how to stand tall while carrying the weight of grief. The one emotion and nightmare we...
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By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of a teenage girl during an operation to illegally perform female genital mutilation (FGM) on her in Egypt raises questions about the north African nation's efforts to end the practice, anti-FGM campaigners said on Tuesday. Mayar Mohamed Mousa, 17, died of heavy bleeding in a hospital in Suez province on Sunday while under anesthesia, according to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), Cairo-based rights group. The private El Canal Hospital, where Mousa's twin sister also underwent the procedure but survived, was yesterday shut down and Egyptian prosecutors are investigating the death, said Sedkhi Sidhom, an official from Egypt's health ministry.
Death of teenage girl casts doubt on Egypt's efforts to end FGM: activists
By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Boys are slightly more likely to be sexually abused than girls in South Africa, where a third of all children have experienced some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime, according to the first-ever national study of child maltreatment. Nearly 37 percent of boys and 34 percent of girls have been sexually abused by the age of 17, either physically or in non-physical ways - such as being forced to watch sexual acts, look at genitalia or explicit material. Girls were more likely to have been sexually abused physically and boys more likely to have experienced non-contact sexual abuse, researchers said in the study published on Tuesday.
In South Africa, boys more likely to be sexually abused than girls: researchers
(Reuters) - StemCells Inc said it would wind down operations after the company terminated a mid-stage trial testing its therapy in spinal cord injury, sending its shares plummeting 85 percent. The magnitude of the treatment's effect did not justify continuing the study given the financial resources available, StemCells said on Tuesday. The Newark, California-based biotech said it had cash and cash equivalents of about $5.5 million as of May 31.
StemCells to wind down operations after ending mid-stage study
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This 2006 colorized scanning electron micrograph image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the O157:H7 strain of the E. coli bacteria. On Wednesday, May 26, 2016, U.S. military officials reported the first U.S. human case of bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort drug. The 49-year-old woman has recovered from an infection of E. coli resistant to colistin. But officials fear that if the resistance spreads to other bacteria, the country may soon see germs impervious to all antibiotics. (Janice Carr/CDC via AP)By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen without new financial incentives to make the effort worth the investment, companies and industry experts said. "The return on investment based on the current commercial model is not really commensurate with the amount of effort you have to put into it," said David Payne, who heads GlaxoSmithKline PLC's antibiotics drug group. Other pharmaceutical companies expressed a similar sentiment.
New incentives needed to develop antibiotics to fight superbugs
The unexpanded BEAM is seen attached to the Tranquility module on the International Space StationBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Saturday inflated an experimental fabric module that may provide a less expensive and safer option for housing crews during long stays in space, a NASA TV broadcast showed. Designed and built by privately owned Bigelow Aerospace, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, is the first inflatable habitat to be tested with astronauts in space. Las Vegas-based Bigelow Aerospace previously flew two unmanned prototypes.
Prototype space station module inflated on NASA's second try
Handout of the Rosetta comet being studied by Europe's orbiting Rosetta spacecraftBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have directly detected key organic compounds in a comet, bolstering the notion that these celestial objects delivered such chemical building blocks for life long ago to Earth and throughout the solar system. The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft made several detections of the amino acid glycine, used by living organisms to make proteins, in the cloud of gas and dust surrounding Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, scientists said on Friday. Glycine previously was indirectly detected in samples returned to Earth in 2006 from another comet, Wild 2.
Rosetta spacecraft finds key building blocks for life in a comet
A undated simulated 3-D perspective view of MarsBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An analysis of radar images that peered inside the polar ice caps of Mars shows that Earth's neighbor is coming out of an ice age that is part of an ongoing cycle of climate change, scientists said on Thursday. The Martian ice began its retreat about 370,000 years ago, marking the end of the last ice age, according to the research published in the journal Science. Using images taken by satellites orbiting Mars, the researchers determined that about 20,872 cubic miles (87,000 cubic km) of ice has accumulated at its poles since the end of the ice age, mostly in the northern polar cap.
Radar images reveal Mars is coming out of an ice age
Professor Wendy Harwood poses for a photograph in a plant breeding incubator room with barley plants that have undergone gene editing at the John Innes Centre in NorwichIt poses a thorny problem for European policymakers wary of new molecular manipulation in agriculture after a quarter century of conflict over genetically modified food. In a research lab in Norwich, 100 miles northeast of London, Wendy Harwood is making exact DNA tweaks in barley plants to produce better-germinating grain, with higher yield and quality. "We've never been able to go in and make such a precise change as we can now with gene editing," said the John Innes Centre scientist.
From hardy pigs to super-crops, gene editing poses new EU dilemma
Highest-Altitude Prehistoric Rock Art RevealedNew digital scans reveal the highest-elevation prehistoric rock paintings ever discovered, in living color. The scans were made in the Abri Faravel, a small rock overhang in the southern French Alps. In 2010, researchers found paintings decorating the ceiling of the rock shelter, consisting of parallel lines as well as what look like two animals facing each other.
Highest-Altitude Prehistoric Rock Art Revealed
As temperatures climb this summer, public pools and water parks certainly look like a refreshing way to beat the heat. Before you dive in, you should probably check with the facility about its inspection status, health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warn. According to a study published online May 20 in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, thousands of venues in the U.S. where people swim or wade in treated water — public pools, hot tubs, water playgrounds and parks — had to be closed in 2013 due to health and safety violations.
In Hot Water: Thousands of Public Pools Fail Health Inspections
For psychologists studying family dynamics and child development, the new finding that disagreements can be meaningful is important, said study researcher Thomas Schofield, a psychologist at Iowa State University. In any relationship, people don't always see eye-to-eye, Schofield told Live Science. "We were assuming that only the information that shows up across every single [observer] is to be trusted, but that's not really how we behave in real life," Schofield said.
The Science of Parenting: Who's the Best Judge of Moms and Dads?
Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff BezosEarly Monday (Nov. 23), the private spaceflight company Blue Origin made a major stride in the pursuit of fully reusable rockets, when it launched an uncrewed vehicle into space and then soft-landed the rocket booster on the ground. "It was one of the greatest moments of my life," said Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin's founder, speaking about the landing in a press briefing yesterday (Nov. 24). "And my teammates here at Blue Origin, I could see felt the same way.
Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos
Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in SpaceThanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football and enjoying a turkey-centric feast, agency officials said. Kelly and Lindgren gave viewers a look at that feast in a special Thanksgiving video this week, breaking out bags of smoked turkey, rehydratable corn, candied yams and potatoes au gratin.
Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space
A rice mill worker holds up rice fallen onto the ground in Udon ThaniBy Kagondu Njagi NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As they struggle to deal with more extreme weather, a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for people and livestock who eat them, scientists have warned. A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that crops such as wheat and maize are generating more potential toxins as a reaction to protect themselves from extreme weather.
Extreme weather increasing level of toxins in food, scientists warn
Melting ice shows through at a cliff face at Landsend, on the coast of Cape Denison in AntarcticaBy Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A persistent chill in the ocean off Antarctica that defies the global warming blamed for melting Arctic ice at the other end of the planet is caused by cold waters welling up from the depths after hundreds of years, scientists said on Monday. The Southern Ocean off Antarctica may be among the last places on Earth to feel the impact of man-made climate change, with a lag of centuries to affect waters emerging from up to 5,000 meters (16,000 ft) deep, the U.S. study said. Many people who doubt mainstream scientific findings that human use of fossil fuels is warming the planet often point to the paradox of expanding winter sea ice off Antarctica in recent decades and a rapid shrinking of ice in the Arctic.
Antarctic seas defy global warming thanks to chill from the deep
A piece of coral can be seen in the reef flats in front of the lighthouse on Lady Elliot Island and 80 kilometers north-east from the town of Bundaberg in Queensland, AustraliaBy Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Mass bleaching has destroyed as much as 35 percent of the coral on the northern and central Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists said on Monday, a major blow to the World Heritage Site that attracts about A$5 billion ($3.59 billion) in tourism each year. Australian scientists said in March just seven percent of the entire Great Barrier Reef had avoided any damage as a result of bleaching, and they held grave fears particularly for coral on the northern reef. After further aerial surveys and dives to access the damage across 84 reefs in the region, Australian scientists said the impact of the bleaching is more severe than they had expected.
As much as 35 percent of northern and central Great Barrier Reef dead or dying: scientists
This Aug. 12, 2015 photo provided by NOAA’s Office of Exploration and Research/Hohonu Moana 2015 shows a massive sponge photographed at a depth of about 7,000 feet in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the shores of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. A team of scientists on a deep-sea expedition discovered the sponge, which they say is the world’s largest ever documented.A study published this week in the scientific journal Marine Biodiversity described the massive sponge after a year of study. (NOAA Office of Exploration and Research/Hohonu Moana 2015 via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big.
Scientists find minivan-sized sponge, world's largest
Material to prevent Zika infection by mosquitoes are displayed at the 68th World Health Assembly at the UN in GenevaOne day after a top U.S. health official declared there was no public health reason to cancel or delay this summer's Olympics in Brazil, more than 150 scientists on Friday called for just that, saying the risk of infection from the Zika virus is too high. The scientists, many of them bioethicists, who signed an open letter published online to Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization. The letter urged that the Games, due to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August, be moved to another location or delayed.
Scientists disagree over Zika risk at Brazil's Olympics
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Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. Therole of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.
Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’
Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.
Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.
19 people rescued from Kentucky cave
Colonies of E. coli bacteria are seen in a microscopic image courtesy of the CDCBy Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.
G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.
Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukesHIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.
Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
FILE - This Saturday, May 5, 2012 file photo shows the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic Park in London. The IOC says 23 athletes have tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics. The International Olympic Committee announced the results Friday, May 27, 2016 after retesting 265 London samples with improved techniques. The IOC says the athletes represent five sports and six countries. It did not name them. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)LONDON (AP) — Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.
IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics
19th-century shipwreck unearthed in Boston
Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?The creators of YES to SEX, a smartphone app that promises to help “all gender partners get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds,” have released a new platform that allows colleges and universities to customize the application to meet the specific needs of their campuses. YES to SEX founder Wendy Mandell-Geller told Yahoo News that after launching the original version of the app in April, she soon realized its potential to make an impact on university and college campuses. In addition to providing users with an up-to-date guide to giving and receiving sexual consent under Title IX, the app’s new college format can be customized to reflect each school’s policies — as well as its color scheme.
Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?
Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, took to the Washington Post opinion page Thursday to admonish Donald Trump for his recent comments about her brother’s death. Earlier this week, the same paper published an interview with Trump in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quoted drudging up a decades-old conspiracy theory about Foster’s 1993 suicide.
Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’
Video shows before police kill unarmed man
People light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, at the Cairo Opera house in CairoCAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - No new radio signal has been received from an EgyptAir jet since the day it crashed in the Mediterranean last week, sources close to the investigation said on Friday. A radio signal picked up on the day of the crash from the plane's emergency locator transmitter (ELT) allowed officials to determine a broadly defined search zone, but nothing new has since been detected, the sources told Reuters. "There has been nothing since day one," a source familiar with the investigation said.
No new signal from EgyptAir jet since day of crash as search intensifies
FILE - In this May 26, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Billings, Mont., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Donald Trump’s best liaison to Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton. Trump overcame a “Never Trump” campaign aimed at stopping him from clinching the Republican nomination. Now the businessman is benefiting from a wave of GOP donors, voters and conservative issues groups uniting under a new banner: Never Hillary. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)You tell me,” Trump asked. The woman replied that she was offended, and Trump quickly repeated the phrase. “Oh, oh really — oh, I’m sorry about that,“ Trump said before turning to a reporter who had asked about Warren, immediately using the term again.
Trump doubles down on Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ attack after Native American woman calls him ‘offensive’
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd after giving an energy speech at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Bismarck, N.D. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)The possibility of appearing to pander is among the reasons Donald Trump would be unlikely to pick a woman or a minority as his vice presidential running mate, his campaign chairman says.
Donald Trump unlikely to pick woman or minority as running mate
Paul Ryan ally doubts speaker will ever fully endorse TrumpHe has been called an “intellectual prodigy” and is one of the most influential thinkers and writers in conservative Republican politics. Yuval Levin, founding editor of National Affairs magazine, is also an informal adviser to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the most prominent Republican national leader to decline — at least so far — to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Levin also worked as a White House policy adviser to former President George W. Bush and has since been part of a movement within Republican politics to move the party toward a solutions-oriented disposition, in contrast to many in the party whose main goal has been to block the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats.
Paul Ryan ally doubts speaker will ever fully endorse Trump
What Obama should do on tortureLike a lot of two-term presidents nearing the last bend in the road, Barack Obama seems guided by equal parts conviction and whimsy these days, without much regard for political consequence. The president has expounded publicly on race and political civility, shaken hands with a Cuban Castro, commuted a slew of sentences for drug offenders, plunged the federal government into the debate over transgender Americans in restrooms. Obama clearly isn’t going to declassify the full text of the Senate’s mammoth, landmark report on torture, and maybe that’s the right call — I don’t know.
What Obama should do on torture
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