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June 07, 2015
Q&A: A look at the standoff between the US and Iran

Q&A: A look at the standoff between the US and Iran

Hostilities are heating up between the United States and Iran and while President Donald Trump says he's not looking to go to war with Tehran, it's unclear how the standoff can be resolved. Administration officials insist that the U.S. is not gearing up for a military confrontation with...

Daring maneuver brings NASA’s orbiter closer to an asteroid than ever before

Daring maneuver brings NASA’s orbiter closer to an asteroid than ever before

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been orbiting the space rock known as Bennu since the start of the year. It caught up with the asteroid in late December of 2018 and successfully inserted itself into orbit around the object around New Year's day. There have been several "firsts"...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong leaves jail, vows to join protests

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong leaves jail, vows to join protests

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison Monday and vowed to join historic anti-government protests rocking the finance hub, as activists kept up pressure on the city's embattled pro-Beijing leader. Organisers said some two million people -- more than a quarter...

McConnell on Jon Stewart: 'I don't know why he's all bent out of shape' over 9/11 victims' fund

McConnell on Jon Stewart: 'I don't know why he's all bent out of shape' over 9/11 victims' fund

The Senate majority leader says he can’t understand why the former “Daily Show” host is angry over the handling of health care funding for 9/11 victims.

Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

A 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...

Could GM Bring Hummer Back as an Electric SUV Brand?

Could GM Bring Hummer Back as an Electric SUV Brand?

Reports are swirling about the revival of the military-inspired SUVs.

Russia's 1st 5th Generation Stealth Fighter: Meet the Secret MiG 1.44

Russia's 1st 5th Generation Stealth Fighter: Meet the Secret MiG 1.44

Over the prior decade, Russia’s foray into fifth-generation jet fighter development has become synonymous with the upcoming Su-57. But the Su-57 was only Russia’s second attempt at developing a fifth-generation aircraft, preceded by several decades with an altogether different project.This is the...

High school graduates fall ill during trip to Dominican Republic

High school graduates fall ill during trip to Dominican Republic

A group of high school graduates are the latest to fall ill in the Dominican Republic.

VIDEO: Flight attendant, beverage cart smash into ceiling during violent turbulence

VIDEO: Flight attendant, beverage cart smash into ceiling during violent turbulence

Passengers on a flight to France got tossed around in the air over the weekend in a terrifying bout of turbulence captured on video.

Trump to Florida Rally Crowd: Democrats ‘Want to Destroy You’

Trump to Florida Rally Crowd: Democrats ‘Want to Destroy You’

President Trump officially “kicked off” his 2020 re-election campaign in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday night by telling a crowd of riled up supporters that Democrats are hell-bent on “destroying” them. “The Democrats don’t care about Russia,” the president growled. “They only care about their own...

Harvard pulls Parkland grad's admission over racist comments

Harvard pulls Parkland grad's admission over racist comments

A survivor of the Parkland school shooting announced Monday that Harvard University withdrew his admission over racist comments he made in a shared Google Doc and text messages nearly two years ago. In a series of posts on Twitter, Kyle Kashuv shared several letters he received from the Ivy League...

Saudi, Philippines airlines order Airbus, IAG goes for Boeing

Saudi, Philippines airlines order Airbus, IAG goes for Boeing

Saudi Arabian Airlines, the kingdom's national airline, said Tuesday it had ordered 65 A320neo-type aircraft from Airbus, worth more than $7.4 billion at list prices, giving an early boost to the European manufacturer at the Paris Air Show. The deal is part of Saudi Arabian Airlines'...

UPDATE 3-Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to quit

UPDATE 3-Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to quit

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signalled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997. This was the strongest indicator yet that the government was...

Attorney Michael Avenatti faces November trial in New York

Attorney Michael Avenatti faces November trial in New York

California attorney Michael Avenatti learned Tuesday that he faces a November trial date on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. The Nov. 12 trial date was set by U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe at a pretrial hearing in Manhattan. Avenatti participated by telephone.

Suspected home intruder chased off by 11-year-old boy with machete

Suspected home intruder chased off by 11-year-old boy with machete

An 11-year-old boy is making headlines after he chased off three home invadersby striking one of them with a machete last Friday morning, according to WTVD

Rock blasts cause quake near China-North Korea border

Rock blasts cause quake near China-North Korea border

Two explosions detonated to crush rocks in northeast China caused a small earthquake near the North Korean border on Monday, local authorities said. The explosions were set off by Jilin Longye Blasting Company due to the "manufacturing needs" of the rock-crushing facility, said the...

Boeing CEO calls handling of 737 Max crashes a 'mistake,' vows improvements

Boeing CEO calls handling of 737 Max crashes a 'mistake,' vows improvements

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg calls his company's handling of two software-related crashes of the 737 Max aircraft a 'mistake.'

Shanahan's confirmation hearing for defense secretary delayed amid FBI investigation

Shanahan's confirmation hearing for defense secretary delayed amid FBI investigation

Patrick Shanahan is facing a protracted FBI investigation that has delayed his Senate hearing until at least next month. With Shanahan’s confirmation on hold, press reports have questioned his relationship with the president, and the Pentagon has been fielding press queries about his personal life.

NASA says there’s ‘no doubt’ SpaceX Crew Dragon explosion has pushed back crewed flights

NASA says there’s ‘no doubt’ SpaceX Crew Dragon explosion has pushed back crewed flights

NASA desperately needs a way to get its astronauts into space without paying for pricey seats aboard Russian rockets, but the agency's two best hopes -- SpaceX and Boeing -- are stumbling a bit at the finish line. Boeing's Starliner has been plagued by delays nearly from the start, and...

The Latest:  Airbus is ready for autonomous planes; are you?

The Latest: Airbus is ready for autonomous planes; are you?

The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all — and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea. Christian Scherer also said in an interview with The Associated Press on Monday that Airbus hopes to be...

IRGC chief says Iran's ballistic missiles capable of hitting 'carriers in the sea'

IRGC chief says Iran's ballistic missiles capable of hitting 'carriers in the sea'

The commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps said on Tuesday that Iran's ballistic missiles were capable of hitting "carriers in the sea" with great precision. "These missiles can hit with great precision carriers in the sea ... These missiles are domestically...

The Latest: Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Morsi's death

The Latest: Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Morsi's death

A leading human right group is urging Egypt to investigate the death of former President Mohammed Morsi. Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country's first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, has collapsed during a court session on...

Venezuela receives second shipment of Red Cross aid

Venezuela receives second shipment of Red Cross aid

Venezuela Monday received a second shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid, including 24 tonnes of medical supplies and generators provided by Panama, intended for hospitals to help address the country's acute health crisis. In a statement, the Venezuelan Red Cross said it had received...

As the trade war with China heats up this summer, who is feeling the chill?

As the trade war with China heats up this summer, who is feeling the chill?

The number of visitors to the U.S. from China fell 5.7% to 3 million in 2018, the first decline In 15 years. So far, it’s not getting better in 2019.

Once a snake, always a snake ��

Once a snake, always a snake ��

Scientists are turning snakes into spies, and Dominican Republic deaths keep happening: Tuesday’s news

Ocasio-Cortez accuses Trump administration of creating ‘concentration camps on the southern border’

Ocasio-Cortez accuses Trump administration of creating ‘concentration camps on the southern border’

The freshman Democrat sharply criticized the Trump administration's handling of migrants seeking asylum in the United States with rhetoric that drew the ire of some Republicans.

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover finally has its head

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover finally has its head

NASA's Mars 2020 mission will be its most ambitious trip to the Red Planet yet. The Mars 2020 rover is absolutely packed with the latest high-tech instruments, and while the mission isn't scheduled to begin until next summer, excitement is already building in a big way.Recently, NASA...

Democrat Bullock seizes spotlight after getting left out of presidential debate

Democrat Bullock seizes spotlight after getting left out of presidential debate

Montana Governor Steve Bullock is making a flurry of appearances on television and the campaign trail after getting locked out of next week's Democratic Party presidential debate, a move aimed at turning the bad news into a boost for his candidacy. While 20 of his rivals meet over two nights...

Far-right UK student jailed over Prince Harry online posts

Far-right UK student jailed over Prince Harry online posts

A 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...

The Latest: Indiana AG's office plans vigorous defense

The Latest: Indiana AG's office plans vigorous defense

The Indiana attorney general's office says it will vigorously defend him against a federal lawsuit by four women who say he drunkenly groped them during a party last year. The lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges sexual harassment by Republican state Attorney General Curtis Hill on a state lawmaker...

Boeing's troubled 737 MAX gets huge vote of confidence from IAG

Boeing's troubled 737 MAX gets huge vote of confidence from IAG

US 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...

Forget Glock or Sig Sauer: This 100 Year Old Gun Might Be Better

Forget Glock or Sig Sauer: This 100 Year Old Gun Might Be Better

The response of some weapons designers might have been to develop a fully automatic gun. If one bullet wouldn’t stop the enemy, three might. That would be the argument of a disposable, consumerist culture of overabundance, but we weren’t there yet. The 1911 was frugal with the bullets, but the ones...

This holiday could fizzle if the US-China trade war blows up

This holiday could fizzle if the US-China trade war blows up

More tariffs on China could raise fireworks prices, hitting next year's Fourth of July displays, and the small businesses and jobs tied to them.

Venezuela's misery doesn't even spare the dead in Maracaibo

Venezuela's misery doesn't even spare the dead in Maracaibo

Thieves have broken into some of the vaults and coffins in El Cuadrado cemetery since late last year, stealing ornaments and sometimes items from corpses as the country sinks to new depths of deprivation. "Starting eight months ago, they even took the gold teeth of the dead," said José...

Xi firmly backs Pyongyang's effort to solve Korea Peninsula issues: Rodong Sinmun

Xi firmly backs Pyongyang's effort to solve Korea Peninsula issues: Rodong Sinmun

Chinese President Xi Jinping said in an op-ed in North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday that China supports North Korea's "correct direction" in politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula. The front-page op-ed is an honor rarely granted to foreign leaders...

Huawei delayed the Mate X, but it just patented another foldable phone

Huawei delayed the Mate X, but it just patented another foldable phone

Huawei, the beleaguered Chinese consumer electronics giant that President Trump put on a US blacklist, just pushed back the launch of its much anticipated Mate X foldable phone from this month to September.The company said it wants to spend more time putting the device through rigorous testing, one...

4 Injured, 3 Arrested After Reports of Shooting During Raptors Celebration, Toronto Police Say

4 Injured, 3 Arrested After Reports of Shooting During Raptors Celebration, Toronto Police Say

Two people sustained "serious but not life-threatening" injuries after shots were fired at a celebration for the Toronto Raptors NBA championship.

UN chief calls on Russia, Turkey to 'stabilize' Syrian province

UN chief calls on Russia, Turkey to 'stabilize' Syrian province

UN chief Antonio Guterres called on Russia and Turkey Tuesday to "stabilize the situation" in the Syrian province of Idlib, rocked by intense fighting between pro-government and jihadist-led forces. "I am deeply concerned about the escalation of the fighting in Idlib and the...

Ride This 1970 Ford Mustang Into The Sunset

Ride This 1970 Ford Mustang Into The Sunset

From the late 1960s to the early 1970s, American muscle cars blossomed and duked it out for supremacy on roads and dragstrips alike. One of the most popular options, the Mustang, still enjoys a huge following both at home and around the world. Pretty much anyone, even a non-car person, will...

Orlando Sentinel endorses 'not Donald Trump' for president ahead of reelection kickoff

Orlando Sentinel endorses 'not Donald Trump' for president ahead of reelection kickoff

Hours 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.

Japan earthquake: Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off northwestern Japan, tsunami warning issued

Japan earthquake: Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off northwestern Japan, tsunami warning issued

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off northwestern Japan, triggering a tsunami warning.

Hawaiian, Southwest, Allegiant top Forbes list of fastest airlines in the U.S.

Hawaiian, Southwest, Allegiant top Forbes list of fastest airlines in the U.S.

Hawaiian, Southwest and Allegiant airlines topped the list that measured efficiency and government on-time percentage rates.

US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers

US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers

In an effort to bolster its public case against Iran, the Pentagon on Monday released new photos that officials said show that members of Tehran's Revolutionary Guard were responsible for attacks last week on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf. The images, many taken from a Navy...

Amazon sale slashes a popular $20 Instant Pot accessory set down to just $9

Amazon sale slashes a popular $20 Instant Pot accessory set down to just $9

The largest version of the best-selling Instant Pot is on sale with a big $40 discount today, and it's quite serendipitous. Why? Because the most popular Instant Pot accessory set we've ever covered is down to its lowest price ever. The California Dons Silicone Instant Pot Accessories Set...

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