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Sen. Rand Paul on the Senate health care bill: Republicans
Sen. Rand Paul on the Senate health care bill: Republicans 'promised too much' that they 'can't provide'

The Kentucky GOP senator opposes his Republican colleagues' health care bill in its current form and argues the Senate bill "isn't anywhere close to repeal" of Obamacare.

Assad leads prayers in rare appearance outside Damascus
Assad leads prayers in rare appearance outside Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid al-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the capital for the first time in a year. Assad's office published images of him praying inside the brightly-lit Al-Nuri mosque at dawn on Sunday before greeting worshippers outside. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk.

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China
15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

MAO COUNTY, China (AP) - Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found 15 bodies, but more than 100 more people remained missing.

6 Science-Backed Cures For Insomnia
6 Science-Backed Cures For Insomnia

Each night, millions of people struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep.

Labour leader gets rapturous music festival welcome
Labour leader gets rapturous music festival welcome

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rapturous welcome from tens of thousands of revellers at the Glastonbury music festival on Saturday. The Labour leader took to the stage just before the Kaiser Chiefs at a festival that took a political turn this year, two weeks after a general election. Corbyn also pledged his support for refugees and young people and said that the politics of US President Donald Trump would be "put back in a box".

Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father
Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father's Day

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father's Day was arrested Friday on a Jersey shore boardwalk, officials said.

Trump returns to Iowa and unhappy independent voters
Trump returns to Iowa and unhappy independent voters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa independents who helped Donald Trump win the presidency see last year's tough-talking candidate as a thin-skinned chief executive and wish he'd show more grace.

Do Black Lives Really Matter? Seattle Police Shoot Dead Mentally Ill Woman
Do Black Lives Really Matter? Seattle Police Shoot Dead Mentally Ill Woman

Charleena Lyles, 30, was shot several times by Seattle police officers in front of her children at her home near Magnuson Park around 10 a.m. local time (1 p.m. EDT) Sunday.

The Latest: Police: Muslim teen died of blunt force trauma
The Latest: Police: Muslim teen died of blunt force trauma

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - The Latest on the killing of a teenage girl after she and her friends left a mosque in northern Virginia (all times local):

The three US citizens still detained in North Korea
The three US citizens still detained in North Korea

Otto Warmbier was held in North Korea for 17 months in prison. When Otto Warmbier was flown home from North Korea last Tuesday, three other US citizens remained behind. The state department's special envoy on North Korea, Joseph Yun, met with the three detainees while he was negotiating Warmbier's release, and said he would like to see them freed as well, according to a state department spokesperson.

Jared Kushner speaks in public. And Washington takes notice.
Jared Kushner speaks in public. And Washington takes notice.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jared Kushner spoke in public on Monday. And that alone counted as news.

The Latest: WI attorney general happy redistricting on hold
The Latest: WI attorney general happy redistricting on hold

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Supreme Court consideration of a legislative redistricting case (all times local):

The Latest: $60,000 reward offered for escaped inmates
The Latest: $60,000 reward offered for escaped inmates

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on the killing of two prison guards and escape of two inmates during a bus transport in Georgia (all times local):

Paul Ryan Stands Behind Special Counsel Robert Mueller
Paul Ryan Stands Behind Special Counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON ― With talk circulating that President Donald Trump might fire the head of the investigation into ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

Trump supporters turn on special counsel Mueller
Trump supporters turn on special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) - High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign.

Yahoo signs off, completes sale to Verizon
Yahoo signs off, completes sale to Verizon

Internet pioneer Yahoo ended its two-decade run as an independent company on Tuesday, completing the sale of its core online assets to telecom giant Verizon. Yahoo's chief executive Marissa Mayer resigned as expected, as Verizon finalized the $4.48 billion deal integrating the Yahoo internet operations into a new unit called Oath, which includes another former sector leader, AOL. Tim Armstrong, former CEO of AOL, now holds the same title at Oath, a division in Verizon's Media and Telematics organization.

$30 'The Expert' Shirt Worn by Barron Trump as He Moved Into White House Sells Out
$30 'The Expert' Shirt Worn by Barron Trump as He Moved Into White House Sells Out

He donned the J.Crew shirt as the first family arrived at Andrews Air Force Base.

The Strange Thing About Shopping At Target That Makes You Buy More
The Strange Thing About Shopping At Target That Makes You Buy More

There's a reason you're in there all day

Store Owner Who Sold Winning Lottery Ticket Gets $1M 6 Months After Lung Diagnosis
Store Owner Who Sold Winning Lottery Ticket Gets $1M 6 Months After Lung Diagnosis

The Alberre family in Sun City, Calif., got a big check right when they needed it most.

Trump's Tweets And How The President Could Be Sued For Twitter
Trump's Tweets And How The President Could Be Sued For Twitter

Is there a First Amendment right to access Trump's Twitter account?

Republicans urge Trump on tapes; Sessions to testify Tues
Republicans urge Trump on tapes; Sessions to testify Tues

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does - or possibly face a subpoena, as a Senate investigation into collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice extended to a Trump Cabinet member.

Trump To Put UK State Visit On Hold: Reports
Trump To Put UK State Visit On Hold: Reports

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania were invited by Queen Elizabeth II for the state visit only a week after he assumed office Jan. 20.

Durham police officers cleared in shooting, residents don
Durham police officers cleared in shooting, residents don't buy it

Three Durham police officers have been cleared in the officer-involved fatal shooting of Frank Clark in November in the McDougald Terrace community.

'Brexit Smexit': Why UK Election Results Could Be Good For Cryptocurrency

The British pound has been a "safe haven" currency, but will Europe's political upheaval over Brexit now boost bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies?

Deputy Chauna Thompson and husband Terry in custody after being indicted on murder charges
Deputy Chauna Thompson and husband Terry in custody after being indicted on murder charges

A grand jury has indicted Deputy Chauna Thompson and her husband, Terry, for murder in the deadly fight at Denny's.

A Relieved Wall Street Touches Record High After Comey Testimony
A Relieved Wall Street Touches Record High After Comey Testimony

The Dow tickled all-time highs as the former FBI chief wrapped up his testimony.

Verizon finalizes Yahoo acquisition, instantly starts laying people off
Verizon finalizes Yahoo acquisition, instantly starts laying people off

In a vote today, Yahoo's stockholders formally approved the sale of sad former internet company Yahoo to telecoms giant Verizon. The sale values Yahoo at about $4.5 billion, a price that was reduced by hundreds of millions in February, after details of a major Yahoo security breach leaked. As the vote took place today, details also leaked out about staff reductions that Verizon is imposing on its new acquisition. Around 2,100 positions are reportedly being cut across Yahoo and AOL, the current Verizon subsidiary that Yahoo is being merged with. Verizon's post-acquisition plan for Yahoo is to merge it with AOL, which these days is mostly a media company. The combined monstrosity will be...

Turkey in
Turkey in 'difficult position' over support for Qatar

Turkey is keen to support its close ally Qatar in a diplomatic crisis with Doha's Gulf neighbours, but has found itself with little room to manoeuvre given its ties with Riyadh, analysts say. "This is a most unwanted crisis for Turkey given its close relationship with both Qatar and Saudi Arabia," Sinan Ulgen, chairman of the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy and visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, said. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain lead a string of countries that this week cut ties with Qatar over what they say is the emirate's financing of extremist groups and its relations with Iran, the Saudis' regional arch-rival.

Can Donald Trump Be Impeached Through Petitions?
Can Donald Trump Be Impeached Through Petitions?

Several petitions have been filed against the president since he assumed office in January.

Iraqi forces retake area near Syrian border from IS
Iraqi forces retake area near Syrian border from IS

Iraqi forces retook an area near the Syrian border from the Islamic State group on Sunday as part of operations to expel the jihadists from strongholds in the country's north. "The Iraqi flag has been hoisted above its buildings," said a statement from the Hashed, an umbrella organisation for pro-government paramilitaries that is dominated by Iran-backed Shiite militias. The Hashed on May 12 launched an operation to retake the Qayrawan and Al-Baaj areas west of Mosul, the country's second city that is the target of a massive anti-IS operation.

Duterte says Philippines will stop taking second-hand U.S. military equipment
Duterte says Philippines will stop taking second-hand U.S. military equipment

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised on Friday to buy brand-new military equipment to fight twin Maoist and Muslim rebellions, and no longer accept second-hand weapons from the United States. Over the last two weeks, some 3,000 security personnel have been battling about 400 pro-Islamic State militants who had taken over a southern city. The forces are using refurbished U.S. planes, armored vehicles and assault rifles.

CIA names former bin Laden hunt chief to run Iran spying: report
CIA names former bin Laden hunt chief to run Iran spying: report

The CIA has named the hardline chief of its hunt for Osama bin Laden and head of its lethal drone program to lead Iran operations, the New York Times reported Friday. The choice of Michael D'Andrea to run the Central Intelligence Agency's spying on Iran is the newest sign of the Trump administration's turn to tougher stance against the Islamic Republic, the Times said, quoting intelligence community sources. Although officially under cover and not acknowledged by the CIA, D'Andrea, a convert to Islam who is around 60 years old, has been a key figure in the fight against Islamic extremists groups.

Russian 'Patriotic' Hackers Likely To Have Interfered In US Election, Putin Says
Russian 'Patriotic' Hackers Likely To Have Interfered In US Election, Putin Says

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum that Russian 'patriotic' hackers might have interfered in last year's U.S. presidential election.

Senate to hear from Comey; Dems raise new Sessions questions
Senate to hear from Comey; Dems raise new Sessions questions

WASHINGTON (AP) - James Comey, fired last month as FBI director amid a federal investigation into connections between Russia and the Trump campaign, is set to testify next Thursday at a highly anticipated congressional hearing that could shed light on his private conversations with the president in the weeks before his dismissal.

Trump abandons global climate pact; allies voice dismay
Trump abandons global climate pact; allies voice dismay

By Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, a move that fulfilled a major campaign pledge but drew condemnation from U.S. allies and business leaders. Trump, tapping into the "America First" message he used when he was elected president last year, said the Paris accord would undermine the U.S. economy, cost U.S. jobs, weaken American national sovereignty and put the country at a permanent disadvantage to the other countries of the world.

Trump rejects moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem _ for now
Trump rejects moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem _ for now

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stepping back from a campaign promise, President Donald Trump on Thursday decided not to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, at least for the next six months. The White House described Trump's waiver as a move to improve chances for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, but the relocation also risked igniting tensions across the Middle East.

How Where You Live Could Affect Your Health Insurance Under the GOP Plan
How Where You Live Could Affect Your Health Insurance Under the GOP Plan

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. The fact that sick people could be charged more for health insurance is one of the provisions of the Republican Party's ...

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

Panama's former dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega, who died in Panama City late Monday, was physically diminished after decades of imprisonment for crimes committed during his 1983-1989 rule. Noriega, 83, passed away in the Panama City public Santo Tomas hospital where he had been recovering from early March surgery to remove a brain tumor, and a subsequent operation to clean up cerebral bleeding. The announcement of his death was made by government communications secretary Manuel Dominguez.

Vegas protest of man
Vegas protest of man's death in custody leads to 10 arrests

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Fighting erupted during a weekend protest on the Las Vegas Strip amid calls for a police officer to face criminal charges in the death of a black man in custody, leading to 10 arrests, authorities said Monday.

President Trump finally calls Portland attack 'unacceptable'-but slyly avoids his base
President Trump finally calls Portland attack 'unacceptable'-but slyly avoids his base

On Friday, two men, Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, were brutally murdered while trying to confront someone hurling anti-Muslim epithets on a commuter train in Portland. The two have been widely hailed as heroes, but not by President Donald Trump - until Monday.  Trump broke his silence with a tweet from the @POTUS handle. Forgive us if this doesn't seem to have come from Trump himself. The Twitter account of Vice President Mike Pence also jumped in to comment. The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them. - President Trump (@POTUS) May 29, 2017 Well said, Mr. President....

Hurry! Surprise Amazon sale slashes prices of Echo and Echo Dot
Hurry! Surprise Amazon sale slashes prices of Echo and Echo Dot

Amazon's lineup of Echo smart speakers completely changed the game, and now every big consumer electronics company is copying them. Of course, as hard as rivals are trying to supplant Amazon, there's still only one king of smart speakers. Or perhaps we should say queen, since Alexa is obviously the star of show here. Amazon recently had a sale going on its two most popular smart speaker models, but that sale ended last week. Guess what: There's a new surprise sale that just popped up today, Memorial Day, and it's only good while supplies last. If you're an Amazon Prime subscribe, you can save $40 on the Amazon Echo with coupon code ECHOSAVE40, or $10 on a brand new Echo Dot with coupon...

NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology
NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea's latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will.

Travel ban to test Supreme Court view of presidential power
Travel ban to test Supreme Court view of presidential power

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump.

On the anniversary of Harambe's death, the internet grieves with memes
On the anniversary of Harambe's death, the internet grieves with memes

It's been a year since Harambe was killed, but the internet will never forget. Last year at this time, a curious toddler wandered into the gorilla's cage at the Cincinnati Zoo, leading zoo officials to then shoot Harambe out of fear of what he might do.  Bored people on the internet - remember, this is the pre-Trump era, when people used to be bored - then took up the gorilla's cause. No one, it should be noted, wanted them to. SEE ALSO: Please don't name April the giraffe's baby Harambe Harambe memes flooded the internet, some of them targeting the Cincinnati Zoo. Things reached such an emotional pitch that the Cincinnati Zoo Director, Thane Maynard, had to come...

Trump Reportedly Accused Abbas Of Lying
Trump Reportedly Accused Abbas Of Lying

U.S. President Donald Trump said the Israelis proved to him Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas helps incite violence against Israelis.

Macron says was ready to out-Trump Trump in handshake
Macron says was ready to out-Trump Trump in handshake

France's new President Emmanuel Macron says he was ready for his "moment of truth" with US counterpart Donald Trump -- when they shook hands for the first time. "You have to show you won't make little concessions, even symbolic ones," Macron, 39, told the French weekly Journal du Dimanche on Sunday. As cameras rolled, Macron held on tight to Trump's notorious power grip as the two men sat next to each other, the Frenchman's mouth clenched and eyes firmly fixed at the 70-year-old tycoon's squinty stare.

Memorial Day NYC Events 2017
Memorial Day NYC Events 2017

On this day, people across the nation pay tribute to service members with wreath layings, parades, speeches and candlelight vigils.

Right-wing provocateurs say they are being silenced. Cry me a river | Christian Christensen
Right-wing provocateurs say they are being silenced. Cry me a river | Christian Christensen

When those who pontificated about the evils of the "nanny state" and the genius of consumer choice and the "invisible hand" suddenly realize that consumers don't like them any more, and that the invisible hand is about to yank them out of their position of power.

Police reveal photos of Manchester bomber on night of attack
Police reveal photos of Manchester bomber on night of attack

Police on Saturday released security camera images of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi on the night he massacred 22 people at a pop concert. The photographs taken from CCTV footage show a bespectacled Abedi, who has a small moustache, in trainers, jeans, black sleeves, a black cap and a black puffer waistcoat, over which the straps of his backpack can be seen. The accompanying police statement said one of the last places he went to was a "city centre flat and from there he left to make his way to the Manchester Arena", where the attack took place.

Syrian army, allied militia gain ground against IS
Syrian army, allied militia gain ground against IS

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State militants and U.S-backed opposition fighters, gaining control of a large swath of territory in the country's strategic southern desert, the government-controlled media and a war monitor said Saturday.

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