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Nxivm: Sex cult leader Raniere found guilty in New York
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:08:41 GMT
Nxivm: Sex cult leader Raniere found guilty in New York

Nxivm leader Keith Raniere is found guilty of all charges against him in a New York court.
Xi Jinping in North Korea: Why China's president is visiting Kim now
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:02:21 GMT
Xi Jinping in North Korea: Why China's president is visiting Kim now

As the Trump-Kim nuclear talks stall, China is upping its role in tackling the North Korea impasse.
Spy satellites reveal rapid Himalayan glacier melt
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:52:19 GMT
Spy satellites reveal rapid Himalayan glacier melt

The melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled over the last 40 years, scientists say.
Canada resettled more refugees than any other country in 2018
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:48:48 GMT
Canada resettled more refugees than any other country in 2018

The country outstripped the United States for refugee resettlement for the first time since 1980.
Garissa University attack: Three convicted over Kenya massacre
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:21:53 GMT
Garissa University attack: Three convicted over Kenya massacre

Three of four suspects are convicted on charges relating to the 2015 militant raid which killed 148.
Faith in ruins: China's vanishing mosques
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:16:18 GMT
Faith in ruins: China's vanishing mosques

The BBC has found new evidence of the increasing control and suppression of Islam in China
Trump UN pick Kelly Craft breaks with White House on climate change
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:33:07 GMT
Trump UN pick Kelly Craft breaks with White House on climate change

Nominee Kelly Craft said there is "no doubt" human behaviour contributed to climate change.
Jamal Khashoggi killing: Saudi crown prince 'should face investigation'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:59:21 GMT
Jamal Khashoggi killing: Saudi crown prince 'should face investigation'

A UN investigator says credible evidence links Mohammed bin Salman to the journalist's murder.
MH17: Four charged with shooting down plane over Ukraine
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:45:25 GMT
MH17: Four charged with shooting down plane over Ukraine

The Malaysia Airlines jet was hit by a missile over Ukraine in July 2014, killing 298 people.
Nicolas Sarkozy: Former French president loses bid to avoid bribery trial
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:19:41 GMT
Nicolas Sarkozy: Former French president loses bid to avoid bribery trial

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy will face trial for allegedly trying to bribe a magistrate.
Slavery reparations hearing ignites fiery debate in Congress
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:04:56 GMT
Slavery reparations hearing ignites fiery debate in Congress

Congress examines the issue for the first time in a decade, despite Republican opposition.
Van Gogh 'suicide gun' sold at auction
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:02:47 GMT
Van Gogh 'suicide gun' sold at auction

The gun sold for €162,000 - almost three times more than expected.
The fake French minister in a silicon mask who stole millions
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:04:57 GMT
The fake French minister in a silicon mask who stole millions

How fraudsters impersonated France's Jean-Yves Le Drian and scammed a number of wealthy figures.
North Korea: Who is sending aid?
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:13:18 GMT
North Korea: Who is sending aid?

With North Koreans facing severe food shortages, which countries are providing humanitarian aid?
Russia and Putin: Is president's popularity in decline?
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:06:13 GMT
Russia and Putin: Is president's popularity in decline?

Debate rages about Putin's real level of support after one poll suggested trust was below 32%.
The African 'poverty safari' on wheels
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:07:18 GMT
The African 'poverty safari' on wheels

A charity comes in for criticism for its immersive experience depicting the lives of poor African children.
'I needed 32 surgeries after Kenya Garissa attack'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:24:39 GMT
'I needed 32 surgeries after Kenya Garissa attack'

Anastasia Mikwa was a student at Garissa University when it was attacked by al-Shabab gunmen in 2015.
Haiti protests: Why are so many people on the streets?
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:36:57 GMT
Haiti protests: Why are so many people on the streets?

Activists have taken to the streets in Haiti's capital to protest about what they say is government corruption.
Rugby-playing detective tackles intruder
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:40:32 GMT
Rugby-playing detective tackles intruder

An Australian detective was forced to take action after an unexpected interruption to a press conference.
Angela Merkel seen shaking in high temperatures
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:29:13 GMT
Angela Merkel seen shaking in high temperatures

The German chancellor was filmed trembling as she greeted Ukraine's president in hot weather.
Sudan: Young musicians' hopes and fears for the future
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:38:31 GMT
Sudan: Young musicians' hopes and fears for the future

Young musicians in Khartoum talk to the BBC about their hopes following the military crackdown.
Should we dislike the 'Like' button?
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:18:05 GMT
Should we dislike the 'Like' button?

Social media companies know approval can be addictive, so how should we manage the compulsion to be liked?
'Her ancestors enslaved mine. Now we're friends'
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:16:00 GMT
'Her ancestors enslaved mine. Now we're friends'

Phoebe Kilby discovered her ancestors were slave-owners and she wanted to pay reparations.
'My father, the rapist': Hidden victims of Rwanda's genocide
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:09:03 GMT
'My father, the rapist': Hidden victims of Rwanda's genocide

It is thought thousands of children were born as a result of rape during the 1994 genocide.
Egypt Morsi TV gaffe puts spotlight on control of media
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:08:25 GMT
Egypt Morsi TV gaffe puts spotlight on control of media

"Sent by a Samsung device" - a TV host slipped up as she announced the Egyptian ex-president's death.
A friend of Ortiz, who was seated at the MLB All-Star's table and wearing similar clothes, was the target of the hit, a prosecutor says
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:13:14 GMT
A friend of Ortiz, who was seated at the MLB All-Star's table and wearing similar clothes, was the target of the hit, a prosecutor says

Dominican Republic authorities said Wednesday that David Ortiz was not the intended target of the the murder-for-hire plot that ended with the shooting of the former Boston Red Sox star.
Dominican prosecutors identify man accused of paying for attempted hit on David Ortiz
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:04:28 GMT
Dominican prosecutors identify man accused of paying for attempted hit on David Ortiz

Dominican prosecutors say a fugitive suspect paid for the would-be assassins who shot David Ortiz in a murder-for-hire plot.
Surveillance video shows David Ortiz being shot
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:18:41 GMT
Surveillance video shows David Ortiz being shot

10-time MLB all-star David Ortiz was shot in the back in his native Dominican Republic. Authorities have arrested six men in connection with the shooting.
David Ortiz shooting suspect says baseball legend was not his intended target, video shows
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 17:09:13 GMT
David Ortiz shooting suspect says baseball legend was not his intended target, video shows

Rolfi Ferreira Cruz, the accused gunman in the attempted murder of David Ortiz, says the former Boston Red Sox slugger was not his intended victim, according to video released by the media in the Dominican Republic.
Suspected gunman in David Ortiz's shooting wanted for armed robberies in New Jersey
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:46:45 GMT
Suspected gunman in David Ortiz's shooting wanted for armed robberies in New Jersey

The alleged gunman in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic is wanted by New Jersey authorities for two armed robberies in 2017.
How the shooting of David Ortiz unfolded
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 06:26:07 GMT
How the shooting of David Ortiz unfolded

Police in the Dominican Republic are still trying to unravel the motives behind the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.
Man who drove David Ortiz to the hospital describes holding his hand as they sped from the scene
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 07:54:52 GMT
Man who drove David Ortiz to the hospital describes holding his hand as they sped from the scene

The man who drove former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to the hospital after he was shot in the Dominican Republic described holding his hand in the car as they sped away from the scene in his SUV.
'Sully' Sullenberger says he struggled to recover Boeing 737 MAX in flight simulation
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:51:13 GMT
'Sully' Sullenberger says he struggled to recover Boeing 737 MAX in flight simulation

The pilot who orchestrated the dramatic plane landing in the Hudson River 10 years ago told a congressional panel Wednesday that he can see how crews would have struggled during the recent Boeing 737 MAX crashes after he spent time in a simulator running recreations of the doomed flights.
Judge: New evidence alleging political motivation behind citizenship question 'raises a substantial issue'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:01:17 GMT
Judge: New evidence alleging political motivation behind citizenship question 'raises a substantial issue'

In a blow to the Trump administration, a federal trial judge said Wednesday that he believes new evidence presented in a challenge to the 2020 census citizenship question "raises a substantial issue."
She stopped returning some of Trump's calls. Now Hope Hicks has testified
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:48:22 GMT
She stopped returning some of Trump's calls. Now Hope Hicks has testified

For Hope Hicks, President Donald Trump is "boss man" no more.
All the ways the administration can prevent or limit congressional testimony, explained
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:21:20 GMT
All the ways the administration can prevent or limit congressional testimony, explained

With all of the ongoing battles between Capitol Hill, the White House and the Justice Department, it's worth keeping in mind the different ways the administration and witnesses have sought to prevent or limit congressional testimony.
Congressman: Hope Hicks refused to answer these questions
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:01:32 GMT
Congressman: Hope Hicks refused to answer these questions

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) who attended the closed-door hearing with former White House communications director Hope Hicks reveals the questions she would not answer.
Polls: Elizabeth Warren climbing in perceived electability
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:43:26 GMT
Polls: Elizabeth Warren climbing in perceived electability

Sen. Elizabeth Warren moved up to a second-place tie with Sen. Bernie Sanders nationally, but both remain behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who also tops the list of who people think would beat President Donald Trump, according to a new poll from Monmouth University.
Opinion: Hicks is the Forrest Gump of the Trump White House
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 02:25:58 GMT
Opinion: Hicks is the Forrest Gump of the Trump White House

Hope Hicks, former campaign adviser and White House communications director for President Donald Trump, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee this week. But under a negotiated agreement with Chairman Jerrold Nadler, Hicks will testify behind closed doors. No cameras, no live audience, no visuals -- just a stenographer's rote recording of Hicks's testimony, released publicly after the fact.
Pompeo overrules experts, keeps Saudi Arabia off US child soldiers list
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:14:11 GMT
Pompeo overrules experts, keeps Saudi Arabia off US child soldiers list

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided not to include Saudi Arabia on the State Department's list of countries that recruit child soldiers and overruled his own team of experts, who argued that there was sufficient evidence to do so, a source familiar with the issue told CNN.
Congressman booed during hearing
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:13:08 GMT
Congressman booed during hearing

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover testified before a House panel hearing on reparations for slavery, bringing a political issue from the campaign trail to the front and center on Capitol Hill.
Authorities are looking at minibar toxicology samples of US tourists who died in the Dominican Republic
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:41:05 GMT
Authorities are looking at minibar toxicology samples of US tourists who died in the Dominican Republic

Samples taken from at least one minibar at the Bahia Principe Hotel are being tested by the FBI as part of the agency's collaboration with Dominican Republic authorities, Ministry of Health communications director Carlos Suero said Wednesday.
Complaint says transgender athletes in Connecticut have an unfair competitive advantage
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:38:27 GMT
Complaint says transgender athletes in Connecticut have an unfair competitive advantage

Three Connecticut high school athletes are challenging the state's policy of letting transgender athletes compete on sport teams based on their gender identity.
'Sex cult' leader found guilty on all charges
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:46:17 GMT
'Sex cult' leader found guilty on all charges

Keith Raniere, the founder of the "Nxivm" self-help company that prosecutors said secretly housed a sex cult, was found guilty of racketeering, sex trafficking and other crimes on Wednesday, according to a public information officer for New York's Eastern District, Tyler Daniels.
Two 14-year-old boys found guilty of murdering schoolgirl in Ireland
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:12:46 GMT
Two 14-year-old boys found guilty of murdering schoolgirl in Ireland

Two 14-year-old boys have become the youngest in Irish history to be convicted of murder, after luring a schoolgirl to a derelict house in Dublin last year before she was sexually assaulted and killed.
CNN reporter: We don't know where Trump got this number
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:13:06 GMT
CNN reporter: We don't know where Trump got this number

CNN's Daniel Dale fact-checks President Trump's claim about the amount of money the Mueller investigation has cost taxpayers during his 2020 kickoff rally speech in Orlando.
10 key findings from the report into Jamal Khashoggi's killing
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:28:02 GMT
10 key findings from the report into Jamal Khashoggi's killing

The first independent report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi has finally been released. Agnes Callamard, the UN's special rapporteur, has laid out in detail evidence that suggests not only did Saudi officials at the highest level plan and carry out the killing, but that they carefully planned how best to hide the murder from the international community.
Five female anchors file lawsuit against prominent New York station
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:36:40 GMT
Five female anchors file lawsuit against prominent New York station

Five female anchors at NY1, a reputable local station in New York, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the news organization, alleging systematic age and gender discrimination. 
Trump voter's false claim surprises CNN reporter
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:01:51 GMT
Trump voter's false claim surprises CNN reporter

CNN's Ed Lavandera talks with President Trump's supporters in Florida ahead of his 2020 campaign kickoff.
India's sixth biggest city is almost entirely out of water
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:39:43 GMT
India's sixth biggest city is almost entirely out of water

The floor of the Chembarambakkam reservoir is cracked open, dry and sun-baked. About 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) away, in Chennai, India's sixth largest city, millions of people are running out of water.
Parents brawl over a 13-year-old umpire's call at Little League game
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:20:42 GMT
Parents brawl over a 13-year-old umpire's call at Little League game

Police are calling on parents to "grow up" after a fight broke out at a Little League baseball game near Denver, Colorado.
This teen's vape exploded, shattering his jaw
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:43:52 GMT
This teen's vape exploded, shattering his jaw

The 17-year-old traveled 250 miles with a bloody mouth, broken teeth and a hole in his jaw, trekking from a small town in Nevada to a pediatric hospital in Utah with his mother. There, doctors rushed him into surgery, working to reconstruct and repair shattered bone.
Huge great white shark pops up, shocks boaters
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:03:35 GMT
Huge great white shark pops up, shocks boaters

A giant great white shark surprises a group of New Jersey fisherman when it tries to devour a bag of chum off the side of their boat.
72 Philadelphia police officers are off street duty over racist and hateful Facebook posts
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:18:19 GMT
72 Philadelphia police officers are off street duty over racist and hateful Facebook posts

Seventy-two Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty in light of racist and offensive social media posts allegedly made by the officers, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Wednesday.
Key piece of evidence missing in Kevin Spacey case
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:50:30 GMT
Key piece of evidence missing in Kevin Spacey case

Kevin Spacey's accuser, his mother and their attorney say they cannot find the cell phone the accuser used the night the actor allegedly sexually assaulted him, according to court documents.
Three men found guilty of 2015 attack on Kenya university
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:50:15 GMT
Three men found guilty of 2015 attack on Kenya university

Three men have been found guilty of terrorism charges over the 2015 militant attack on a Kenyan university that left nearly 150 people dead.
High school lost entire class' ACT tests
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:04:05 GMT
High school lost entire class' ACT tests

Most high school students hope to take the ACT once and get it over with.
Drake says he's in 'album mode'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:55:12 GMT
Drake says he's in 'album mode'

Drake is apparently working on another album. (And spritzers might be involved?)
Dad chases suspect into a press conference
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:58:22 GMT
Dad chases suspect into a press conference

A police detective in Australia stopped speaking mid-sentence at a press conference to tackle a man to the ground.
Babbling tot and dad are back in new ad
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:03:12 GMT
Babbling tot and dad are back in new ad

The internet could not get enough of the conversation between this babbling baby and his dad. Now, they have taken to television in this adorable ad for Denny's.
A new species of 'cat fox' may be prowling
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:42:49 GMT
A new species of 'cat fox' may be prowling

There may be a fascinating new species of a fox-like cat, or a cat-like fox, prowling the island of Corsica and yep, it's already cranky and hates your guts.
Massive, strange fish found on California beach
Fri, 01 Mar 2019 10:42:16 GMT
Massive, strange fish found on California beach

A seven-foot hoodwinker sunfish, a species never before seen in North America, was found washed ashore on a beach in California.
'Puppy dog eyes' have evolved to appeal to humans
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:37:22 GMT
'Puppy dog eyes' have evolved to appeal to humans

Dog owners have long been aware of the phenomenon of puppy dog eyes -- just a simple glance from a canine companion can soften even the hardest of human hearts.
Extinct species of bird came back from the dead, scientists find
Fri, 10 May 2019 16:00:21 GMT
Extinct species of bird came back from the dead, scientists find

A previously extinct species of bird returned from the dead, reclaiming the island it previously lived on and re-evolving itself back into existence, scientists have said.
This could be why our eyebrows evolved
Mon, 09 Apr 2018 20:41:30 GMT
This could be why our eyebrows evolved

If we could meet our human ancestors from hundreds of thousands of years ago and have a conversation with them, we might think they were angry and aggressive -- just by looking at their eyebrows.
Scientists have identified a new species of salamander that can grow to at least two feet
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:58:22 GMT
Scientists have identified a new species of salamander that can grow to at least two feet

Scientists have identified a new species of salamander living in murky swamps and marshes of the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama.
'Avengers: Endgame' is getting re-released with additional footage
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:47:44 GMT
'Avengers: Endgame' is getting re-released with additional footage

Marvel Studios will give "Avengers: Endgame" the push that it likely needs in a bid to surpass "Avatar" as the all-time worldwide box-office champ by reissuing the movie with additional footage.
Greta Gerwig's upcoming film adaptation of 'Little Women' looks amazing
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:07:03 GMT
Greta Gerwig's upcoming film adaptation of 'Little Women' looks amazing

Greta Gerwig has filmed a remake of "Little Women," Louisa May Alcott's classic book about four humble sisters named Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy growing up outside Civil War--era Boston.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming back to Broadway
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:28:27 GMT
Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming back to Broadway

Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming back to Broadway.
See Apollo 11 video like you've never seen before
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:11:38 GMT
See Apollo 11 video like you've never seen before

"It was jaw-dropping," says the director of "Apollo 11." Todd Douglas Miller talks about discovering 50 year old film in pristine condition. Watch the TV premiere of 'Apollo 11' on Sunday, June 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Mark Hamill wants Carrie Fisher to take spot of Trump's Hollywood star
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:47:34 GMT
Mark Hamill wants Carrie Fisher to take spot of Trump's Hollywood star

West Hollywood officials want to remove President Donald Trump's star, and Mark Hamill knows who should replace it: his late "Star Wars" co-star Carrie Fisher.
Hershey's is giving its best candy bar a makeover
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:47:41 GMT
Hershey's is giving its best candy bar a makeover

Hershey's had a problem: It was making a critically acclaimed candy bar that barely anyone was buying. Something had to change. It was time to act.
Michelle Obama leads star-studded dodgeball match against late-night host
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:42:13 GMT
Michelle Obama leads star-studded dodgeball match against late-night host

Michelle Obama rose to "The Late Late Show" host James Corden's dodgeball challenge and led Team USA to victory over Team UK.
Russell Crowe got drunk and bought a dinosaur head from Leonardo DiCaprio
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:15:55 GMT
Russell Crowe got drunk and bought a dinosaur head from Leonardo DiCaprio

Rich movie stars spend their money exactly how you'd think. Russell Crowe, for instance, dropped $35,000 on a dinosaur head he saw sitting on display in Leonardo DiCaprio's house.
Colgate's new recyclable toothpaste tube is nearly ready. It took 5 years to develop
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:32:26 GMT
Colgate's new recyclable toothpaste tube is nearly ready. It took 5 years to develop

Toothpaste tubes currently on the market are impossible to recycle because the mix of plastics and aluminum contained in them. Soon, you may be able to toss your used-up toothpaste tube in the blue bin.
Unconventional job interview questions that actually work
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:56:09 GMT
Unconventional job interview questions that actually work

Finding the right candidates to fill open positions is vital to sustaining a business.
3 things investors are still concerned about
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:52:56 GMT
3 things investors are still concerned about

Markets are rallying ahead of Wednesday's open on hopes for a resolution in the US-China trade war. But trade tensions remain a major source of anxiety for investors.
McConnell's racist comments on slavery and Obama
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:19:50 GMT
McConnell's racist comments on slavery and Obama

If you've heard of "40 acres and a mule," then you know that the concept of America paying reparations for the enslavement of black people is by no means a new idea.
Cheney and Ocasio Cortez are both wrong
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:51:26 GMT
Cheney and Ocasio Cortez are both wrong

In my time writing and speaking about the Holocaust, I have only met a few people who have changed their politics because of what they learned about the past. Usually, it is the other way around -- people adjust history to match their worldviews.
It's Juneteenth: Let's talk about reparations
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:12:46 GMT
It's Juneteenth: Let's talk about reparations

For 246 years our laws supported a system that made people slaves, divided families, and treated human beings as property. And for nearly 100 after Reconstruction, that dark legacy continued with Jim Crow laws throughout the country.
Why Trump's mass deportation threat is pathetic
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:54:51 GMT
Do more with less? Nurse says that's nonsense
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:10:54 GMT
Do more with less? Nurse says that's nonsense

The need for a pulse-ox device becomes extreme in the hospital when a patient who had been stable suddenly gasps for breath and begins to turn blue. A pulse-ox is a small piece of equipment that clamps onto a patient's finger and registers her oxygen level. Some cost a couple hundred dollars, but the cheapest retail for around $20. When I worked at a teaching hospital in the UPMC system in Pittsburgh, my hospital floor usually had two or three of these devices, and though we nurses begged for more, we were always told the money wasn't "there" in the budget, despite our hospital system's obvious wealth (operating revenues of $14 billion in the first nine months of 2018).
The real goal of Jared Kushner's peace plan
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:14:14 GMT
The real goal of Jared Kushner's peace plan

In the past several days, a few new wrinkles have appeared in the Trump administration "deal of the century" peace plan conceived by first son-in-law Jared Kushner: CNN broke the news that the political portion of the self-described Ultimate Deal would be delayed again, this time until after the September 17 Israeli elections.
Man arrested over soccer star Emiliano Sala's death
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:41:55 GMT
Man arrested over soccer star Emiliano Sala's death

UK authorities investigating the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala have arrested a man "on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act."
China will no longer be most populous nation
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:14:05 GMT
China will no longer be most populous nation

India is set to overtake China as the world's most populous country in less than a decade, according to a new United Nations report.
New Zealand told: 'Stop stealing Maori kids'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:40:49 GMT
New Zealand told: 'Stop stealing Maori kids'

New Zealand's government watchdog will investigate the practice of authorities seizing newborn babies from their mothers -- including some when they are still in hospital.
All but four states celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:50:19 GMT
All but four states celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday

Only Hawaii, North and South Dakota and Montana don't celebrate Juneteenth.
First Native American named US Poet Laureate
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:09:28 GMT
Cracker Barrel bans an anti-gay pastor from holding an event in one of its stores
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:10:01 GMT
Cracker Barrel bans an anti-gay pastor from holding an event in one of its stores

Cracker Barrel says it will not permit a Tennessee pastor who has made death threats against gay people to hold an event in one of its stores.
Georgia parole board delays clemency for condemned man
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:30:46 GMT
Georgia parole board delays clemency for condemned man

The state parole board is holding a clemency hearing for a Georgia prisoner scheduled for execution this week for the killing of an off-duty prison guard.
2 killed when semitrailers explode on I-94 in Wisconsin
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:27:45 GMT
2 killed when semitrailers explode on I-94 in Wisconsin

Two semitrailers exploded into flames Wednesday on an interstate in southeastern Wisconsin, killing both drivers and setting other vehicles on fire, authorities said.
Police: Theft suspect tried to evade chase by leaving state
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:26:29 GMT
Police: Theft suspect tried to evade chase by leaving state

Authorities say a man accused of stealing in Louisiana led police on a chase into Mississippi under the mistaken impression that officers couldn't follow him there.
Todd Starnes: Pastor under fire for mentioning Jesus in graduation speech
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:25:29 GMT
Todd Starnes: Pastor under fire for mentioning Jesus in graduation speech

When Pastor Alvin Dupree was invited to deliver the commencement address at North High School, it should not have surprised anyone when he mentioned his relationship with Jesus Christ.
Lindsey Graham: If Iran 'attacks shipping again,' US should consider 'taking out their Navy, oil refineries'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:19:40 GMT
Lindsey Graham: If Iran 'attacks shipping again,' US should consider 'taking out their Navy, oil refineries'

The Trump administration should consider taking serious actions if Iran further disrupts shipping activity or enriches uranium toward weapons-grade, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
House Intel chair Schiff accuses GOP of 'whataboutism' and false equivalency on Steele dossier
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:18:53 GMT
House Intel chair Schiff accuses GOP of 'whataboutism' and false equivalency on Steele dossier

It was ridiculous to compare the Democratic funding of the Steele dossier to a potential conspiracy between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., suggested on Wednesday.
Alabama man denies feeding meth to 'attack squirrel'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:06:23 GMT
Alabama man denies feeding meth to 'attack squirrel'

An Alabama man has posted a video denying he fed methamphetamine to a so-called "attack squirrel" that he calls a pet.
Gun-wielding grandmother holds suspect at gunpoint
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:05:54 GMT
Gun-wielding grandmother holds suspect at gunpoint

Authorities in Alabama say a gun-wielding grandmother confronted a wanted man in her driveway after he crashed a stolen car near her home.
De Blasio calls AOC 'wrong' on 'concentration camps' comparison: 'Entirely different realities'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:02:41 GMT
De Blasio calls AOC 'wrong' on 'concentration camps' comparison: 'Entirely different realities'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. was "wrong" to describe migrant detention centers as "concentration camps."
2 housekeepers sue Dr. Dre, alleging poor work conditions
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:01:50 GMT
2 housekeepers sue Dr. Dre, alleging poor work conditions

Hip Hop mogul Dr. Dre and his wife are being sued by two housekeepers who claim the couple created a restrictive work environment by failing to provide meal and rest breaks, among other labor code violations.
How to generate virtual online IDs to prevent spam, scams, and phishing attacks - The Verge
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:56:32 GMT
How to generate virtual online IDs to prevent spam, scams, and phishing attacks - The Verge

How to generate virtual online IDs to prevent spam, scams, and phishing attacks  The Verge

After recent strings of SIM swapping hacks, you may want to consider using randomly generated emails, phone numbers, and credit cards to prevent potential ...

Rude Surgeons May Have Worse Patient Outcomes : Shots - Health News - NPR
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:16:00 GMT
Rude Surgeons May Have Worse Patient Outcomes : Shots - Health News - NPR

Rude Surgeons May Have Worse Patient Outcomes : Shots - Health News  NPR

A new study shows a link between how surgeons act around co-workers and their patients' outcomes. Turns out rudeness and other unprofessional behavior ...

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Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement - The Washington Post
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:02:14 GMT
Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement - The Washington Post

Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement  The Washington Post

A wealthy Manhattan couple has emerged as significant financiers of the anti-vaccine movement, contributing more than $3 million in recent years to groups that ...

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FDA warned of possible cancer-causing chemical in blood pressure pills - New York Post
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:16:00 GMT
FDA warned of possible cancer-causing chemical in blood pressure pills - New York Post

FDA warned of possible cancer-causing chemical in blood pressure pills  New York Post

A web-based pharmacy has notified the Food and Drug Administration that a chemical found in a common blood pressure medication may cause cancer.

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How to generate virtual online IDs to prevent spam, scams, and phishing attacks - The Verge
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:56:32 GMT
How to generate virtual online IDs to prevent spam, scams, and phishing attacks - The Verge

How to generate virtual online IDs to prevent spam, scams, and phishing attacks  The Verge

After recent strings of SIM swapping hacks, you may want to consider using randomly generated emails, phone numbers, and credit cards to prevent potential ...

Rude Surgeons May Have Worse Patient Outcomes : Shots - Health News - NPR
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:16:00 GMT
Rude Surgeons May Have Worse Patient Outcomes : Shots - Health News - NPR

Rude Surgeons May Have Worse Patient Outcomes : Shots - Health News  NPR

A new study shows a link between how surgeons act around co-workers and their patients' outcomes. Turns out rudeness and other unprofessional behavior ...

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Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement - The Washington Post
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:02:14 GMT
Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement - The Washington Post

Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement  The Washington Post

A wealthy Manhattan couple has emerged as significant financiers of the anti-vaccine movement, contributing more than $3 million in recent years to groups that ...

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FDA warned of possible cancer-causing chemical in blood pressure pills - New York Post
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:16:00 GMT
FDA warned of possible cancer-causing chemical in blood pressure pills - New York Post

FDA warned of possible cancer-causing chemical in blood pressure pills  New York Post

A web-based pharmacy has notified the Food and Drug Administration that a chemical found in a common blood pressure medication may cause cancer.

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Leaked email raises new questions about regulators' handling of PolyMet permit
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:32:20 -0400
Leaked email raises new questions about regulators' handling of PolyMet permit

The e-mail asks EPA officials not to file their written comments on the permit during Minnesota's public comment period, keeping federal regulators' criticisms out of the public record
       
St. Cloud Scrubs Camp allows students to explore health care careers
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:34:37 -0400
St. Cloud Scrubs Camp allows students to explore health care careers

Middle and high school students gained hands-on experience and learned about the range of health care career paths
       
Weber brothers, tech entrepreneurs in St. Cloud, raise $23.7M to invest in other startups
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:46:57 -0400
Weber brothers, tech entrepreneurs in St. Cloud, raise $23.7M to invest in other startups

Rob and Ryan Weber announced their venture capital firm Great North Labs raised $23.7 million from investors in a debut fund that will seed other startups
       
Little Falls woman wins national award for work with special needs students
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:35:50 -0400
Little Falls woman wins national award for work with special needs students

Laurie Larsen, a paraeducator at Lindbergh Elementary in Little Falls, receives RISE award for her inspiring work with special needs students.
       
The rise of Rick Singer: How the mastermind of college admissions scandal built an empire on lies, exploited a broken system
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:35:28 -0400
The rise of Rick Singer: How the mastermind of college admissions scandal built an empire on lies, exploited a broken system

By the time Rick Singer began bribing college coaches and test proctors, he had been lying about his own resume and business dealings for years.
       
Waite Park veteran to receive France's highest distinction for WWII service
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:29:14 -0400
Waite Park veteran to receive France's highest distinction for WWII service

Waite Park resident Boyd W. Sorenson to be awarded the Legion of Honor medal on July 1
       
Jacob Lukkarila of Becker repeats as Times Boys Tennis Player of the Year
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:57:29 -0400
Jacob Lukkarila of Becker repeats as Times Boys Tennis Player of the Year

Becker senior Jacobo Lukkarila leads the 2019 all-area team with his second Times Boys Tennis Player of the Year Award
       
Waite Park revokes Q & S Massage license for suspected sexual contact
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:12:44 -0400
Waite Park revokes Q & S Massage license for suspected sexual contact

Violations included allegedly performing "illicit sexual contact" and having "unlicensed masseuses" working
       
5 digital benefits of a St. Cloud Times subscription
Thu, 23 May 2019 11:06:31 -0400
5 digital benefits of a St. Cloud Times subscription

Be among the first to learn about breaking news in Central Minnesota with alerts, flip through a digital replica of St. Cloud Times, and more.
       
No-wake zone lifted on several Stearns lakes
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:26:22 -0400
No-wake zone lifted on several Stearns lakes

The emergency no-wake zone was lifted for several Stearns County lakes Wednesday morning
       
What is Juneteenth? We explain the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:21:11 -0400
What is Juneteenth? We explain the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery

On June 19, 1865, Major Gen. Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas, to inform the community that President Abraham Lincoln two years earlier had freed slaves. Today, Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19 that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
       
Go beyond the Instagram posts with stories, videos, photos and more
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 21:53:37 -0400
Go beyond the Instagram posts with stories, videos, photos and more

Saw a post on the St. Cloud Times Instagram and want to know more? You've come to the right place.
       
Sartell man faces charge after man shot in chest Saturday
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:29:43 -0400
Sartell man faces charge after man shot in chest Saturday

A 23-year-old Sartell man told police he 'likes to dry-fire his guns' to hear the click, according to court documents
       
Teen arrested after fleeing enforcement on motorcycle in St. Cloud
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:45:53 -0400
Teen arrested after fleeing enforcement on motorcycle in St. Cloud

The incident happened on Minnesota Highway 15 around 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol
       
Sartell-St. Stephen schools pick up Foley Elementary principal
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:49:37 -0400
Sartell-St. Stephen schools pick up Foley Elementary principal

Jason Mielke was selected as the new principal for Oak Ridge Elementary beginning in September. He was the former principal at Foley Elementary.
       
Amphitheater construction underway in Waite Park
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:52:56 -0400
Amphitheater construction underway in Waite Park

The city will likely ask for public input to name the facility, according to City Administrator Shaunna Johnson
       
5 things to do in St. Cloud, June 24-28
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:12:06 -0400
5 things to do in St. Cloud, June 24-28

Here are five things to do June 24-28 in the St. Cloud area
       
Beer pick: Hopper Trail IPA from Copper Trail Brewing
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:00:03 -0400
Beer pick: Hopper Trail IPA from Copper Trail Brewing

This refreshing brew is a great drink on a sunny day
       
Foley star senior has her big moment at state track and field tournament
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:58:06 -0400
Foley star senior has her big moment at state track and field tournament

Isabelle Albers barely cleared 11-6 to give her a school record and the best finish in Class 2A of any athlete in school history
       
'It's not for us, it's for them': Miracle League brings joy to players
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:44:48 -0400
'It's not for us, it's for them': Miracle League brings joy to players

The Miracle League is a chance for kids and adults with mental and physical disabilities to play baseball.
       
TEDxStCloud announces 2019 speakers
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:37:24 -0400
TEDxStCloud announces 2019 speakers

The event features six local speakers under the theme of "emerging."
       
Franciscan Community Volunteers who have stayed in St. Cloud
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:10:50 -0400
Franciscan Community Volunteers who have stayed in St. Cloud

This year our three volunteers have all decided to stay in St. Cloud!
       
Students at St. Cloud camp practice emergency medical response
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:54:12 -0400
Students at St. Cloud camp practice emergency medical response

The three-day St. Cloud Scubs Camps staged a simulated bus crash Tuesday afternoon.
       
2-Minute Drill: Rox win four in a row with 8-1 win over Willmar
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:22:04 -0400
2-Minute Drill: Rox win four in a row with 8-1 win over Willmar

2-Minute Drill: Rox win four in a row with 8-1 win over Willmar
       
Area scoreboard: Results for Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:44:17 -0400
Area scoreboard: Results for Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Area scoreboard: Results for Tuesday, June 18, 2019
       
Deaths
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:55:49 -0400
Deaths

Deaths reported Tuesday to the St. Cloud Times
       
Celebrating 100 years of Optimism
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:00:10 -0400
Celebrating 100 years of Optimism

Optimist International celebrates its 100th anniversary during 2019.
       
2 Minnesota wrestlers released without charges
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:31:53 -0400
2 Minnesota wrestlers released without charges

Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct have been released from jail without charges.
       
New 2019 Minnesota State Fair foods revealed: The most outrageous, mouth-watering additions
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:27:54 -0400
New 2019 Minnesota State Fair foods revealed: The most outrageous, mouth-watering additions

31 new eats and treats have been announced for the 2019 Minnesota State Fair, get a sneak peek here: Which ones will you be trying?
       
Waite Park revokes Asteria Hotel license for 90 days
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:36:21 -0400
Waite Park revokes Asteria Hotel license for 90 days

Owners violated multiple state and city laws related to health and residency codes, city administrator says
       
Crackdown on speeding begins Tuesday in Minnesota
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:17:37 -0400
Crackdown on speeding begins Tuesday in Minnesota

Lead-foot drivers, lay off the gas pedal. Law enforcement will be looking for you
       
Klobuchar lists executive orders she'd sign as president
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:57:39 -0400
Klobuchar lists executive orders she'd sign as president

Some reverse Trump policies, including separation of families at the border
       
Police: Belle Plaine man threatens officer with IV needle, flees
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:39:38 -0400
Police: Belle Plaine man threatens officer with IV needle, flees

Complaint: Officers followed a blood trail to locate 28-year-old Belle Plaine resident Jeremy David Bromley hiding in a room at St. Cloud Hospital
       
2 boys charged in fatal carjacking attempt
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:15:10 -0400
2 boys charged in fatal carjacking attempt

The older boy told investigators he believed Markey was reaching for a gun, so he shot him. The younger boy says Markey was shot because he laughed
       
Rox sweep Duluth in 12-3 victory
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:03:24 -0400
Rox sweep Duluth in 12-3 victory

Rox sweep Duluth in 12-3 victory
       
Area scoreboard: Results for Monday, June 17, 2019
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 22:44:28 -0400
Area scoreboard: Results for Monday, June 17, 2019

Area scoreboard: Results for Monday, June 17, 2019
       
Deaths
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:54:57 -0400
Deaths

Deaths reported Monday to the St. Cloud Times
       
Chat with 'SNL' star or dive into dinosaurs in new CSB/SJU fine arts season
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:30:01 -0400
Chat with 'SNL' star or dive into dinosaurs in new CSB/SJU fine arts season

Where can you see electric violins, poignant theater, South Indian dance, an "SNL" star and, uh, marine dinosaurs? CSB/SJU in 2019 and 2020!
       
Courts Watch: Cold Spring man convicted in St. Cloud shooting
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:29:48 -0400
Courts Watch: Cold Spring man convicted in St. Cloud shooting

Sentences, pleas and other developments in local cases
       
Cathedral's Megan Voit named 2019 Times Softball Player of the Year
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:34:14 -0400
Cathedral's Megan Voit named 2019 Times Softball Player of the Year

Senior pitcher Megan Voit of St. Cloud Cathedral headlines the 2019 Times Softball All-Area team as Player of the Year
       
Construction ramps up at Waite Park amphitheater site
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:00:13 -0400
Construction ramps up at Waite Park amphitheater site

Crews work Monday, June 17 on the early stages of an amphitheater slated to hold between 4,000 and 5,000 people and anticipated to open summer 2020.
       
Thank you, Mike Mullin, for your commitment to Cathedral
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:00:01 -0400
Thank you, Mike Mullin, for your commitment to Cathedral

Michael Mullin will leave his post as president of Cathedral High School effective June 30
       
Is there a better way to age? Here are some tips for aging well
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:40:49 -0400
Is there a better way to age? Here are some tips for aging well

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer held an event to connect Central Minnesota seniors to each other and state resources.
       
2-Minute Drill: Rox win 3-1, outduel Rochester
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:51:33 -0400
2-Minute Drill: Rox win 3-1, outduel Rochester

2-Minute Drill: Rox win 3-1, outduel Rochester
       
Sartell man, 29, suspected of punching woman 15 times
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:31:19 -0400
Sartell man, 29, suspected of punching woman 15 times

Luke Hickman faces one charge of felony domestic assault
       
Waite Park man faces 3 domestic assault charges
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:16:13 -0400
Waite Park man faces 3 domestic assault charges

One charge is for allegedly strangling a woman in the Waite Park incident.
       
2 arrested in Thursday drug bust face felony charges
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:44:32 -0400
2 arrested in Thursday drug bust face felony charges

21-year-old Sidney Tionna Davis and 33-year-old Aaron Lamar Taylor face felony counts related to the sale of heroin
       
A rip current at the beach can be deadly, but experts say you can escape by doing this
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:32:12 -0400
A rip current at the beach can be deadly, but experts say you can escape by doing this

At least 100 people are killed by rip currents every year. Here's what you need to know about how to spot them and what to do if you're caught.
       
After conflict-of-interest concerns, HCMC ends deal with Taser manufacturer
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:36:38 +0000
After conflict-of-interest concerns, HCMC ends deal with Taser manufacturer

A spokesman for Hennepin Healthcare said the hospital decided to end its agreement with Axon Enterprise. It will also update its code of ethics, and Dr. Jeffrey Ho will no longer work as the medical director for the manufacturer.
Dominican AG: David Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:35:28 +0000
Dominican AG: David Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor said Wednesday that former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting in a nightclub in his hometown.
Willians Astudillo back with Twins as Marwin Gonzalez goes on injured list
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:35:08 +0000
Willians Astudillo back with Twins as Marwin Gonzalez goes on injured list

"La Tortuga" was recalled today from Rochester after Marwin Gonzalez went on the 10-day injured list because of a hamstring injury.
Minnesota Supreme Court rules stalking, mail harassment laws overly broad in cyberbully case
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:31:08 +0000
Minnesota Supreme Court rules stalking, mail harassment laws overly broad in cyberbully case

A Scott County student was convicted of cyberbullying, but the high court ruled that the laws on mail harrassment and stalking by mail were overly broad.
Ticks are out and carrying diseases
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:27:26 +0000
Ticks are out and carrying diseases

Here are some tips to thwart them and what their bites transmit.
Before it opens, embattled Cheers bar could face eviction over unpaid rent
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:26:23 +0000
Before it opens, embattled Cheers bar could face eviction over unpaid rent

The Minneapolis bar owner has not paid rent for two months, court documents show.
Hicks rebuffs questions on Trump White House in interview
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:05:10 +0000
Hicks rebuffs questions on Trump White House in interview

Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks refused to answer questions related to her time in the White House in a daylong interview with the House Judiciary Committee, dimming Democrats' chances of obtaining new or substantive information about President Donald Trump in their first interview with a person linked to his inner circle.
House holds raucous hearing on reparations for slavery
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:59:53 +0000
House holds raucous hearing on reparations for slavery

Lawmakers heard impassioned pleas from actor Danny Glover and others for Congress to address compensation for America's heritage of racism and Jim Crow laws.
Trustees approve 3% tuition increase for Minnesota State colleges, universities
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:58:50 +0000
Trustees approve 3% tuition increase for Minnesota State colleges, universities

Because of another projected dip in enrollment this fall, the system is poised to see less revenue from tuition despite the new higher rates.
FTC puts limit on $4.3 billion clinic deal for UnitedHealth Group
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:38:39 +0000
FTC puts limit on $4.3 billion clinic deal for UnitedHealth Group

Acquisition adds more clinics, physicians, but won't include doctors in Nevada.
Citing prevalence of fraud in the profession, federal judge sends Minnesota chiropractor to prison
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:20:51 +0000
After years of losses and a call for help, Minneapolis MayDay Parade has record-breaking year
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:06:04 +0000
After years of losses and a call for help, Minneapolis MayDay Parade has record-breaking year

The nonprofit behind it, which lost money on the event for years, announced steps to sort out its future.
Valerie Castile joins Rep. Ilhan Omar, Sen. Tina Smith for federal ban on school lunch 'shaming'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:50:25 +0000
Valerie Castile joins Rep. Ilhan Omar, Sen. Tina Smith for federal ban on school lunch 'shaming'

Legislation would prohibit schools from publicly identifying students with unpaid lunch debts.
Survey sees biggest US honeybee winter die-off yet
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:48:20 +0000
Survey sees biggest US honeybee winter die-off yet

Winter hit U.S. honeybees hard with the highest loss rate yet, an annual survey of beekeepers showed.
Collision in St. Louis Park kills scooter operator
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:37:15 +0000
Collision in St. Louis Park kills scooter operator

The crash occurred about 9 a.m. Wednesday at a residential intersection.
When death calls, this Twin Cities mortician for hire goes to work
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:29:47 +0000
When death calls, this Twin Cities mortician for hire goes to work

Specialty funeral directors work around the clock in the Twin Cities to transport the dead.
Paper, phone or face? Delta lets you choose facial recognition as a ticket at MSP
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:27:24 +0000
Paper, phone or face? Delta lets you choose facial recognition as a ticket at MSP

The process saves gate agents the step of comparing a passenger with their passport photo.
Best Buy can now fix your broken Apple products
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:27:00 +0000
Best Buy can now fix your broken Apple products

Nearly 7,600 Geek Squad staff have been certified by Apple to make repairs.
A Twin Cities restaurant revolution has elevated the local food scene
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:25:51 +0000
A Twin Cities restaurant revolution has elevated the local food scene

How the Twin Cities elevated its food scene to three-star quality.
Twins at the pinnacle of power with this year's squad
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:04:17 +0000
Twins at the pinnacle of power with this year's squad

A group of returning Twins were becoming comfortable with their swings and were eager to influence games. Mixing in some veteran newcomers gave them a recipe for a new identity.
As Gulf tensions rise, Israel's Netanyahu warns 'enemies'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:50:20 -0400
As Gulf tensions rise, Israel's Netanyahu warns 'enemies'

As Gulf tensions rise, Israel's Netanyahu warns 'enemies'With tensions rising between Israel's ally the US and its archfoe Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Jewish state's enemies not to test it Wednesday, his office said. "I hear our neighbours from the north, south and east threatening our destruction," Netanyahu said in a statement released by his office after he observed a large-scale military excercise in the north of the country. "I say to our enemies: The Israeli army has very great destructive power.


Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:53:10 -0400
Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed 11 people and injured 122, the local government said. The Yibin city government posted the casualty toll on its social media accounts Tuesday morning. Xinhua news agency said rescue efforts were underway in the stricken area.


Trump kicks off new campaign with airing of old grievances
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:02:41 -0400
Trump kicks off new campaign with airing of old grievances

Trump kicks off new campaign with airing of old grievancesPresident Trump stuck to his old themes and complaints in his campaign "kickoff" speech in Orlando on Tuesday night. He railed against "fake news," "socialism," investigations into his administration, the Democrats running to replace him, former President Barack Obama and the Clinton family in the speech, which lasted well over an hour.


Duterte Stands by China, Doubts Own Fishermen in Sea Collision
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:51:07 -0400
Duterte Stands by China, Doubts Own Fishermen in Sea Collision

Duterte Stands by China, Doubts Own Fishermen in Sea Collision(Bloomberg) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is standing by China over a collision involving the two nations’ boats in the South China Sea, with his spokesman casting doubts on local fishermen’s accounts of the incident.In his first public statement about what he described as a “maritime incident,” Duterte said China’s side should be heard on the collision that resulted in a Philippine vessel carrying 22 fishermen sinking in disputed waters on June 9. The crew were rescued by a Vietnamese fishing boat and a Philippine Navy ship.“It is best investigated. I don’t issue a statement now because there’s no investigation and no result," Duterte said in speech at a Philippine Navy event on Monday night. "The only thing we can do is wait and give the other party the right to be heard.”The Philippines will not escalate tensions with China by sending military ships to the South China Sea following the collision, he added, reiterating his nation isn’t ready to go to war with Beijing.At a briefing Tuesday, Duterte’s spokesman Salvador Panelo said there are "circumstances that give doubt to the version" of the Filipino fishermen, including how most of them were asleep when the collision happened.“The President doesn’t want this to be blown into an international crisis,” Panelo said. “We are being careful because there will be repercussions if we make the wrong move.”‘Passive’ PolicyDuterte stuck to his pro-China stance despite calls from the opposition, led by Vice President Leni Robredo, to change his “passive” China policy by actively asserting the nation’s rights in the disputed waters. Robredo, in a Facebook post Sunday, also called on Duterte’s government to demand the Chinese fishermen’s trial in the Philippines.Duterte now has to convince the public that friendly ties with China is still the way to go, said Jay Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines’ Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea.“Between the Philippine government and the Chinese government the friendship policy has been set, but this incident has happened and casts doubt on the sincerity and wisdom of it to the Filipino people,” Batongbacal said.The Philippines’ long-term position in the South China Sea dispute may be weakened if Duterte maintains his pro-Beijing stance after the incident, said Professor Jeffrey Ordaniel, a fellow at Hawaii-based foreign policy research institute Pacific Forum. “The Duterte administration’s China policy is unfortunately helping the Chinese pursue their maritime ambitions.”Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang described the incident as an “accidental collision" at briefing on Monday, adding that politicizing the collision “is not appropriate.” Beijing’s embassy in Manila earlier said the Chinese vessel’s captain tried to rescue the Philippine fishermen after bumping into their boat, but was afraid of being "besieged" by other Filipino fishing boats.The incident took place near Reed Bank, an area claimed by both Manila and Beijing where there’s a pending oil exploration plan by Philippines company PXP Energy Corp.\--With assistance from Dandan Li and Philip J. Heijmans.To contact the reporter on this story: Andreo Calonzo in Manila at acalonzo1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Cecilia Yap at cyap19@bloomberg.net, Ruth Pollard, Caroline AlexanderFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


This Tank Could Stop a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 03:42:00 -0400
This Tank Could Stop a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan

This Tank Could Stop a Chinese Invasion of TaiwanThe Trump administration’s plan to sell tanks, missiles and ground-launched air defenses to Taiwan embodies what might be called a strategic paradigm shift to empower the small island’s deterrence posture against an often-threatened Chinese invasion.While much existing discussion centers upon strengthening Taiwanese air, sea and undersea defenses, there also appears to be an unequivocal need for major land defenses. The existing air-sea emphasis is extremely important, yet there are certainly elements of this approach which invite further discussion about the need to provide Taiwan with a strong, armored ground force as well.The proposed $2 billion arms package includes 108 main battle tanks, 250 Stinger anti-air missiles, as well as 409 Javelins and 1,240 TOW anti-tank missiles.Drawing heavily upon a US Pacific presence along with Asian-theater allied support, a maritime-air Taiwan defense strategy has clearly had a deterrence impact in recent years. Part of this ability to keep a Chinese invasion at bay has naturally hinged upon a strong US posture ensuring defense of the island.


Accidental cat filter turns press conference live stream into a meme
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:08:33 -0400
Accidental cat filter turns press conference live stream into a meme

Accidental cat filter turns press conference live stream into a memeIn something of a ridiculous and yet lighthearted story, a Pakistani politician's press briefing with journalists recently became comedic fodder after a cat filter was applied to the faces of individuals being recorded via Facebook live. The incident, which was attributed to human error, showcased regional minister Shaukat Yousafzai -- and others -- with cat ears and whiskers while talking about otherwise serious topics.The cat filter was live for a few minutes before someone noticed it and promptly removed it. But for a few glorious minutes last Friday, viewers were witness to an event seemingly lifted out of a kids-version of Black Mirror.The Guardian reports:> It was several minutes before organisers realised that the minister had acquired pointy ears. When one of his moustached party colleagues began to speak, looking earnest and holding a pen, he too was transformed into a cat.> > Party followers watching online immediately started making jokes at the expense of Pakistan's provincial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. They offered up a whole series of feline puns.Hardly a surprise, folks on Twitter had a field day with the minor debacle. And truth be told, using photo filters during all political events might actually persuade more people to become politically active.https://twitter.com/nailainayat/status/1139583166115540992All told, it's been interesting to see how quickly filters have evolved. Back during the early days of Instagram, for example, photo filters were relatively straight forward and simply involved adding some nice tonal effects to photos. These days, with Snapchat leading the way, photo and video filters have transformed dramatically. Today, filters have become incredibly quirky and now exist across a multitude of social networking sites and apps.


Boeing's troubled 737 MAX gets huge vote of confidence from IAG
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:16:14 -0400
Boeing's troubled 737 MAX gets huge vote of confidence from IAG

Boeing's troubled 737 MAX gets huge vote of confidence from IAGUS aircraft giant Boeing got a welcome vote of confidence in its beleaguered 737 MAX plane on Tuesday when International Airlines Group, owner of British Airways, said it wanted to buy 200 of the planes. It was a coup for Boeing since up to now IAG has been a longtime client of Airbus for its single-aisle jets, used on some of its most popular routes. "We have every confidence in Boeing and expect that the aircraft will make a successful return to service in the coming months having received approval from the regulators," IAG's chief Willie Walsh said in a statement.


Photos of the 2020 Ford Explorer
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 06:00:00 -0400
Iran talking to Russia and China in case EU nuclear deal efforts fail: TASS
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:55:18 -0400
Iran talking to Russia and China in case EU nuclear deal efforts fail: TASS

Iran talking to Russia and China in case EU nuclear deal efforts fail: TASSIran is in talks with Russia and China on a possible settlement mechanism in case discussions with EU over a nuclear deal fail, the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security council, Ali Shamkhani, said, according to Russia's TASS news agency. Tehran said in May it would reduce compliance with the nuclear pact it agreed with China, Russia and other world powers in 2015, in protest at the United States’ decision to unilaterally pull out of the agreement and reimpose sanctions last year.


New study to examine feeding habits of Cape Cod great whites
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:10:19 -0400
New study to examine feeding habits of Cape Cod great whites

New study to examine feeding habits of Cape Cod great whitesResearchers on Cape Cod are launching a new study focused on the hunting and feeding habits of the region's great white sharks following last year's two attacks on humans, including the state's first fatal one in more than 80 years. The hope is that the work, which starts in the coming days, contributes critical information to the ongoing debate over how to keep Cape beachgoers safe, said state marine biologist Greg Skomal, who has been studying the region's great whites for years and is leading the new effort. Cape Cod officials have been wrestling with how to respond to public concern in the aftermath of last year's attacks.


Orlando Sentinel endorses 'not Donald Trump' for president ahead of reelection kickoff
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:15:37 -0400
Orlando Sentinel endorses 'not Donald Trump' for president ahead of reelection kickoff

Orlando Sentinel endorses 'not Donald Trump' for president ahead of reelection kickoffHours before the president was due to formally announce the kickoff of his reelection campaign at a rally in Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel announced it will endorse anyone but him.


Authorities Seize 16 Tons of Cocaine From a Ship Docked in Philadelphia, in One of the Largest Drug Busts in U.S. History
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:44:06 -0400
Far-right UK student jailed over Prince Harry online posts
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 07:46:36 -0400
Far-right UK student jailed over Prince Harry online posts

Far-right UK student jailed over Prince Harry online postsA far-right university student who called Prince Harry a race traitor and created an image of him with a pistol to his head was on Tuesday jailed in Britain for more than four years. Michal Szewczuk, 19, posted the image, which also featured a blood-splattered swastika, on microblogging platform Gab in August last year, months after the prince married mixed-race actress Meghan Markle. Szewczuk, who was jailed for four years and three months, pleaded guilty to two counts of encouraging terrorism and five counts of possession of terrorist material, including the White Resistance Manual and an Al-Qaeda manual.


Russia's 1st 5th Generation Stealth Fighter: Meet the Secret MiG 1.44
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400
Russia's 1st 5th Generation Stealth Fighter: Meet the Secret MiG 1.44

Russia's 1st 5th Generation Stealth Fighter: Meet the Secret MiG 1.44Over the prior decade, Russia’s foray into fifth-generation jet fighter development has become synonymous with the upcoming