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US-Iran stream closer to a flashpoint as tensions spike – Fox Files

US-Iran stream closer to a flashpoint as tensions spike – Fox Files

This image released by the U.S. Department of Defense on Monday, June 17, 2019, and taken from a U.S. Navy helicopter, shows what the Navy says are members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy removing an unexploded limpet mine from the M/T Kokuka Courageous. (U.S. Department of Defense via AP) WASHINGTON – The U.S.…

Infowars host Alex Jones accused of threatening Sandy Hook attorneys after child porn is found out in his electronic recordsdata, court doc says – CNBC

Infowars host Alex Jones accused of threatening Sandy Hook attorneys after child porn is found out in his electronic recordsdata, court doc says – CNBC

Electronic material that Infowars host Alex Jones turned over to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims who are suing him contained images of child pornography, according to a court filing Monday.The filing also accuses Jones of threatening Christopher Mattei, a lawyer for the families, and his law firm, during an online broadcast…

MoneyGram Announces Strategic Partnership with Ripple – PRNewswire

MoneyGram Announces Strategic Partnership with Ripple – PRNewswire

DALLAS, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), one of the world’s largest money transfer companies, announced today that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Ripple, a provider of leading enterprise blockchain solutions for global payments, that will enable MoneyGram to utilize Ripple’s xRapid product, leveraging XRP in foreign exchange settlement…

US to send a thousand extra troops to the Middle East – AOL

US to send a thousand extra troops to the Middle East – AOL

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were “defensive purposes,” citing concerns about a threat from Iran.”The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile behaviour by Iranian forces and…

Google is somehow taking fee of the RCS rollout – The Verge

Google is somehow taking fee of the RCS rollout – The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google will provide RCS Chat directly to any Android user… eventually We’ve been hearing about RCS, the replacement for SMS texting, for over a year now, but actually using the next-generation service has been nearly impossible due to complicated carrier and phone maker politics. But now Google is…

RBG and Neil Gorsuch Teaming Up Couldn’t Cease a Scandalous Ruling in a Immense Double Jeopardy Case – Slate

RBG and Neil Gorsuch Teaming Up Couldn’t Cease a Scandalous Ruling in a Immense Double Jeopardy Case – Slate

Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Photos by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images. SCOTUS Just Killed Off the Virginia GOP’s Racial Gerrymander. Its Decision Will Affect Elections for Years to Come. Top Trump Census Official Communicated With GOP Operative About Citizenship Question Sure, Vote Him Out in 2020. But What Happens…

How The Anthony Davis Exchange Reshapes The West – FiveThirtyEight

How The Anthony Davis Exchange Reshapes The West – FiveThirtyEight

Congrats, Toronto Raptors! It barely took two days for your NBA championship to be swept into the category of “old news” by Klay Thompson’s ACL injury and the Los Angeles Lakers’ blockbuster trade for Anthony Davis on Saturday night. Pro basketball has a reputation for never having an offseason, but this past week was a…

Human trafficking: Ladies from Pakistan are reportedly married to men in China and sold into prostitution, Pakistani officials deliver – CBS Recordsdata

Human trafficking: Ladies from Pakistan are reportedly married to men in China and sold into prostitution, Pakistani officials deliver – CBS Recordsdata

Faisalabad, Pakistan—With waves of arrests, Pakistani investigators are trying to unravel trafficking networks that convince impoverished Pakistanis to marry off their daughters to Chinese men for cash and they say evidence is growing that many of the women and girls are sold into prostitution once in China. At least two dozen Chinese nationals and dozens…

Bam! New Crater Spied on Mars — and It Looks Spectacular – Convey.com

Bam! New Crater Spied on Mars — and It Looks Spectacular – Convey.com

Mars got whacked.A small space rock crashed into the Red Planet’s surface recently, producing a fresh crater that researchers estimate is 49 feet to 53 feet (15 to 16 meters) wide.The dramatic feature is clearly visible in a newly released image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The spacecraft has been imaging the Red Planet…

The Iran Crisis, Defined – The New York Times

The Iran Crisis, Defined – The New York Times

ImageTechnicians outside the building that houses a nuclear reactor at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran in 2009.CreditCreditBehrouz Mehri/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — Iran threatened on Monday to accelerate its nuclear program in violation of a 2015 nuclear agreement, moving it closer to the ability to build an atomic weapon — something that…

Gloria Vanderbilt, Jeans Queen – The Unique York Times

Gloria Vanderbilt, Jeans Queen – The Unique York Times

She was an author, an artist, a swan and a mythic figure. But her most indelible legacy may be what she did for denim.ImageGloria Vanderbilt posing amid her signature jeans. CreditCreditEvelyn Floret/The LIFE Images Collection, via Getty Images, via Getty ImagesGloria Vanderbilt, who died Monday at age 95, was many things in her long life: an…

Six surprises from Trump’s TV interview – BBC Facts

Six surprises from Trump’s TV interview – BBC Facts

Image copyright ABC News Image caption Trump was interviewed over two days in the run up to his campaign launch From expelling an aide for coughing, to insisting he is treated worse than assassinated US Civil War leader Abraham Lincoln, to whether UFOs exist, President Donald Trump dropped a number of notable lines in a…

The Fed is rotten about inflation and productivity – Yahoo Finance

The Fed is rotten about inflation and productivity – Yahoo Finance

When it comes to inflation, Federal Reserve officials remind me of the characters Estragon and Vladimir in Samuel Beckett’s existential play “Waiting for Godot.” Fed Chair Jay Powell and company seem to think higher prices will arrive soon, sticking to their 2% inflation target despite doubts over whether it will ever be reached. I have a feeling that like…

Develop Sooner, Develop Stronger: Drag-Breeding Vegetation to Feed the Future – The New York Times

Develop Sooner, Develop Stronger: Drag-Breeding Vegetation to Feed the Future – The New York Times

Plant breeders are fast-tracking genetic improvements in food crops to keep pace with global warming and a growing human population.ImageFast-growing plants in the crop-speed breeding facility at The University of Queensland. The plants featured are barley plants.CreditCreditThe University of QueenslandFarmers and plant breeders are in a race against time. The world population is growing rapidly,…

NBA Draft 2019: Ranking the supreme prospect to your team – SB Nation

NBA Draft 2019: Ranking the supreme prospect to your team – SB Nation

Zion Williamson turned into a worldwide phenomenon during his one-and-done season at Duke. His unprecedented combination of strength, agility, and athletic explosiveness would have been enough to make him a star on its own, but Williamson’s game is so much deeper than that. In putting together the most statistically dominant college season of the modern…

LAPD investigating officer’s actions in Costco taking pictures – AOL

LAPD investigating officer’s actions in Costco taking pictures – AOL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering evidence and video footage in an administrative investigation into an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man authorities say attacked him inside a Southern California Costco Wholesale warehouse store.Authorities remained tight-lipped Sunday, not responding to requests for comment about what provoked the Friday…

Vogue icon and artist Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95 – CNN

Vogue icon and artist Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95 – CNN

(CNN)Gloria Vanderbilt died Monday morning, according to her son, CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The fashion designer, artist and socialite was 95. She died at home with friends and family at her side.”Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms,” Cooper said in a statement. “She was a painter,…

Buttigieg: Very doubtless US already had a homosexual president – AOL

Buttigieg: Very doubtless US already had a homosexual president – AOL

Pete Buttigieg, a breakout 2020 Democratic candidate, said that it’s “statistically almost certain” the US has had a gay president in the past. Buttigieg said he couldn’t be certain who the past president was because his “gaydar” doesn’t work, but said it was “statistically almost certain.”According to the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, 9.8%…

The next online sport you play could well never conclude – CNET

The next online sport you play could well never conclude – CNET

Microsoft’s pirate-themed action-adventure game, Sea of Thieves, launched last year. Microsoft When Craig Duncan and his team at Microsoft’s Rare video game studio were dreaming up their next big game, they imagined a world where people and their friends create their own stories as they play.”It’s your mark on the world,” Duncan said. “The core…

California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Fear’ for Mental Wretchedness – The Contemporary York Events

California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Fear’ for Mental Wretchedness – The Contemporary York Events

The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. Promises abound, and so do potential problems.ImageSkyy Brewer, a barber in Manhattan Beach, Calif., uses the app Mindstrong to manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. CreditCreditJenna Schoenefeld for The New York TimesLast winter, several dozen people who were struggling with suicidal…

Assertion on the assembly of the World Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 14 June 2019 – World Health Group

Assertion on the assembly of the World Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 14 June 2019 – World Health Group

The meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) took place on Friday, 14 June 2019, from 12:00 to 17:00 Geneva time (CEST). Context and Discussion The Committee expressed its deep concern about the…

Africa Are living: Ethiopia facts superhighway shutdown now in seventh day – BBC Data

Africa Are living: Ethiopia facts superhighway shutdown now in seventh day – BBC Data

LiveLiveBBC World Service AfricaBringing you the latest news from around Africa every weekday at bbc.com/africalive.Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryNo official reason has been givenNigeria attack kills 30 watching football matchBouteflika’s businessman ally ‘jailed’Kenya patient ‘does…

Evaluation: Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer – Destructoid

Evaluation: Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer – Destructoid

Dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnMusic has always been a monumental part of Zelda’s worldwide success. Nintendo even crafted an entire concert series out of its legacy. Crypt of the NecroDancer is a game that’s literally all about music. It’s a match made in heaven. Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer (Switch)Developer: Brace Yourself GamesPublisher: NintendoMSRP: $24.99Release…

Trump claims ‘Obama needed to perceive about’ efforts to undermine presidency – Fox News

Trump claims ‘Obama needed to perceive about’ efforts to undermine presidency – Fox News

President Trump, in remarks broadcast Sunday, said former President Obama “certainly must have known about” what he characterized as high-level efforts by “FBI guys that were low-lifes” and other intelligence operatives to undermine his presidency.Speaking in a contentious interview with ABC News’ “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos, Trump blunted his accusation by adding, “I’m not gonna make that statement…

2020 BMW X4 M compact crossover First Drive Review – Autoblog

2020 BMW X4 M compact crossover First Drive Review – Autoblog

Despite the incredible proliferation of crossovers throughout BMW’s lineup, the brand has been slow to add M variants of the high-riding machines. Until this year, the only BMW crossovers to get the M treatment have been the X5 and its low-roof twin, the X6. But now the company has added not just M, but M…

Glitzy On line casino Opens On Industrial Waterfront. Will It Work? – WBUR

Glitzy On line casino Opens On Industrial Waterfront. Will It Work? – WBUR

A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, “European-style” water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night.The $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Mass. is scheduled to open June 23 transforming a contaminated property into what is billed as a waterfront oasis. (Michael Dwyer/AP File Photo)After months…

U.S. chipmakers quietly foyer to ease Huawei ban: sources – Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Huawei’s American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is seen at a shopping mall…

‘There’s no accountability’: Trump, White Dwelling aides signal a willingness to behave with impunity in drive for reelection – The Washington Publish

‘There’s no accountability’: Trump, White Dwelling aides signal a willingness to behave with impunity in drive for reelection – The Washington Publish

Slumping in the polls and at war with his political rivals, President Trump has signaled a willingness to act with impunity in his drive for reelection, taking steps over the past week that demonstrate a disregard for legal boundaries meant to hold him accountable and protect the sanctity of American democracy. Trump said in an…

Boris Johnson blew off a debate for British top ministerial candidates. However the empty chair acknowledged loads. – The Washington Put up

Boris Johnson blew off a debate for British top ministerial candidates. However the empty chair acknowledged loads. – The Washington Put up

LONDON — Most of the politicians who are running for British prime minister, to replace the soon-to-be jettisoned Theresa May, appeared together in their first televised debate on Sunday evening — and spent most of their 90 minutes talking about you know what. Brexit. But the five Conservative Party contenders in attendance also got in…

Tory management scuttle: Contenders clash over Brexit – BBC News

Tory management scuttle: Contenders clash over Brexit – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMoments you may have missed from the Tory leadership TV debateContenders to replace Theresa May as Conservative leader have clashed over delivering Brexit during a TV debate. The MPs argued over whether a new deal could be renegotiated with the EU, and the prospect of a no-deal…

AOC warns of ‘very true risk’ of Trump capture in 2020, says frustration with Pelosi is ‘somewhat true’ – Fox News

AOC warns of ‘very true risk’ of Trump capture in 2020, says frustration with Pelosi is ‘somewhat true’ – Fox News

In her first Sunday morning show appearance since taking office in January, New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned that there is “very real risk” President Trump will win re-election in 2020, and acknowledged that progressive frustration with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is also “quite real.”The comments struck an unusually defensive tone for the 29-year-old progressive…

It has been one hundred years since we own seen any one esteem Elon Musk — for that reason that is so disorienting – Change Insider

It has been one hundred years since we own seen any one esteem Elon Musk — for that reason that is so disorienting – Change Insider

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Saudi crown prince blames Iran for Gulf of Oman tanker assaults – CNN

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for Gulf of Oman tanker assaults – CNN

(CNN)Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is blaming Iran for last week’s attack on two ships in the Gulf of Oman, calling on the international community to take a “firm stand towards an exponential regime that supports terrorism and spreads killing and destruction.” Washington blames Tehran for the Thursday attacks on the tankers and accuses…

Snow Height’s Fire Pit Makes Me Like Camping Once more – WIRED

Snow Height’s Fire Pit Makes Me Like Camping Once more – WIRED

I first saw Snow Peak’s pack-and-carry fire pit at Snow Peak Way, the cult outdoor brand’s yearly camping retreat. A few fire pits were set up in the field, deep in the wooded recesses of the Columbia River Gorge. Kids of all ages gathered around them, helping themselves to marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers, while…

Why form processed foods space off obesity? – Deccan Legend

Why form processed foods space off obesity? – Deccan Legend

New York: Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there’s something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged foods has been linked to rising obesity rates around the world. Yet…

Bose Frames Alto overview – Digital Dispositions

Bose Frames Alto overview – Digital Dispositions

Whether you work in the audio industry or you’re just an avid sound nut who’s followed the tech for a steady stream of years, you’ve probably noticed that things look …  repetitive. I’ve personally been through enough headphones, soundbars, and wireless speakers to stock my own Best Buy — and after a while, the surprises…

Why the UAW Lost All yet again in Chattanooga – Jacobin journal

Why the UAW Lost All yet again in Chattanooga – Jacobin journal

It was a bad sign. On the day voting began at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the shift change suddenly turned blue. Throngs of workers were passing through the factory turnstiles in both directions, as the day shift ended and the night shift began. On the preceding days, handfuls of union supporters in bright…

Machado ejected, Padres moody in loss to Rox – MLB.com

Machado ejected, Padres moody in loss to Rox – MLB.com

DENVER — Jubilation one night, frustration the next. The good vibes from the Padres’ miracle ninth-inning comeback Friday lasted all the way until the fifth inning on Saturday. Then Manny Machado got ejected. An inning later, manager Andy Green and lefty Matt Strahm got themselves tossed. In the process, the DENVER — Jubilation one night,…

What would lifestyles be like in a nil-carbon country? – CNN

What would lifestyles be like in a nil-carbon country? – CNN

London (CNN)Drastic restrictions on almost every aspect of people’s lives, from the cars they drive, the way they heat their homes, to the fridges they buy — even the food stored in them. That is the reality of what awaits us in 2050 if a UK government pledge to cut greenhouse emissions to “net zero”…

China’s historical previous of unprecedented rendition – BBC News

China’s historical previous of unprecedented rendition – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The disappearance of Gui Minhai and several other Hong Kong booksellers sparked concerns over the city’s degree of autonomy from China Proposed amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition laws have sparked protests. They follow a number of reports of extraordinary rendition of opponents of Beijing being taken to China for…

Winners, Losers, Takeaways from Lakers-Pelicans Blockbuster Anthony Davis Commerce – Bleacher Report

Winners, Losers, Takeaways from Lakers-Pelicans Blockbuster Anthony Davis Commerce – Bleacher Report

Jae C. Hong/Associated PressThe biggest offseason domino has fallen.Since January, Anthony Davis has openly wanted out of New Orleans, and the Pelicans finally obliged on Saturday, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported they agreed to deal the six-time All-Star to his desired destination, the Los Angeles Lakers, for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, the No. 4 overall pick…