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Hong Kong's leader says the government is suspending extradition plan Hong Kong's leader says the government is suspending extradition plan
- June 17, 2019

Others passed around water and fans as they left Victoria Park to march to government offices. They have already demanded Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam step down. Authorities say 11 people were arrested. The move did not appease Hong Kong residents who see it as one of many steps chipping away at Hong Kong's freedoms and legal autonomy. (more...)
Jeri Williams apologizes for 'shoplifting' incident video in Phoenix
- June 17, 2019

Phoenix's police chief has publicly apologized to members of a family at whom police officers pointed guns and yelled profanities while responding to a report of shoplifting. According to their statements to police, an officer yelled for the vehicle to stop, and the parents heard the command, but Ames drove off anyway. Both Mr Ames and Ms Harper were handcuffed and put into a police vehicle. (more...)
Sudan's Bashir charged on corruption in first public appearance since removal Sudan's Bashir charged on corruption in first public appearance since removal
- June 17, 2019

But despite his ouster, Sudan remains paralyzed by a political standoff between a transitional military council and a coalition of protesters and opposition parties demanding a civilian-led administration during a planned transition to democracy. (more...)
The US Has Allegedly Placed Malware Deep In Russia's Power Grid The US Has Allegedly Placed Malware Deep In Russia's Power Grid
- June 17, 2019

The New York Times also added that advocates of the more aggressive strategy said it was long needed, citing warnings from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Russian Federation had "inserted malware" that could damage "American power plants, oil and gas pipelines, or water supplies". (more...)
Tom Homan to serve as Tom Homan to serve as "border czar", Trump announces
- June 17, 2019

President Donald Trump on Friday said he intends to name former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan as "border czar" amid ongoing efforts by the White House to curb the flow of migrants coming into the U.S.at the southern border. (more...)
Priests in Hardhats Celebrate First Mass in Notre Dame Since Fire Priests in Hardhats Celebrate First Mass in Notre Dame Since Fire
- June 17, 2019

The mass celebrated the anniversary of the cathedral's dedication as a place of prayer, which occurs annually. Samar Hodroj, a teacher from Florida, was taking pictures in front of the cathedral's bell towers with her two young children on Saturday just as the mass started. (more...)
Israeli PM Netanyahu's Wife Fined $15,000 for Misuse of State Funds Israeli PM Netanyahu's Wife Fined $15,000 for Misuse of State Funds
- June 16, 2019

Under the agreement, Sara Netanyahu will escape a conviction of aggravated fraud, but would have to plead guilty to exploiting the mistake of another person and to paying a fine along with compensation. The residence is not permitted to order prepared food if a chef is present. Mrs. Netanyahu, who been married to the prime minister since 1991, had been accused of running up large tabs at luxury restaurants even though the prime minister's official residence employed a full-time chef. (more...)
Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks
- June 16, 2019

He gave no details. Iran, which is struggling with crippling U.S. sanctions, has repeatedly warned in the past that it could block the strait in a relatively low-tech, high-impact countermeasure to any attack by the United States. Trump has taken the approach of increasing economic pressure on Iran in the form of sanctions. In comments published early on Sunday, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also said the kingdom's strategic relations with the United States would not be affected by ... (more...)
NC shark bite victim speaks for the first time since the attack NC shark bite victim speaks for the first time since the attack
- June 16, 2019

Paige lost part of her left leg, as well as several fingers. Paige Winter has undergone multiple surgeries at Vidant Medical Center since the attack June 2 at Fort Macon State Park. She described what it was like during the attack. "It kinda thrashed a little bit", he recalled, and its "big eye [was] just staring at you". The 17-year-old had her left leg amputated at the knee and extensive injuries to her hands. (more...)
Millions left without power in massive outage for Argentina and Uruguay Millions left without power in massive outage for Argentina and Uruguay
- June 16, 2019

It said the blackout was due to a "flaw in the Argentine network" which left the entire country and several regions of Uruguay without electricity. Argentine website Infobae had reported that the website for the National Entity for Energy Regulation (ENRE) was down. (more...)
Mich. Prosecutors Drop Charges In Flint Water Investigation, But Promise New Probe Mich. Prosecutors Drop Charges In Flint Water Investigation, But Promise New Probe
- June 16, 2019

Lyon's lawyer says they feel "fantastic and vindicated" by the dismissal of charges in the Flint water scandal . Resident LeeAnne Walters, whose complaints about city water got the attention of the Environmental Protection Agency in 2015, said she was disappointed Attorney General Dana Nessel's prosecution team dropped the charges without explaining what they plan to do to seek justice on behalf of Flint residents. (more...)
Twitter had a 'whale' of a time with Trump's typo Twitter had a 'whale' of a time with Trump's typo
- June 16, 2019

The Prince of Whales whale watching company tweeted this Photoshopped photo after U.S. President Donald Trump's gaffe. He said he would listen if a foreign government gave damaging information about a political rival without necessarily reporting it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
Amanda Knox returns to Italy for the first time since leaving prison Amanda Knox returns to Italy for the first time since leaving prison
- June 16, 2019

After a long judicial ordeal, which involved two appeal court trials and two Supreme Court decisions, Knox, along with Raffaele Sollecito , her Italian boyfriend at the time, were finally acquitted of murder in 2015. In the photo , Knox seemingly hangs from a cliff edge, accompanied by the caption, "3 Days till I return to Italy for the first time since leaving prison". (more...)
Father’s Day weekend will have some showers Father’s Day weekend will have some showers
- June 16, 2019

There also is of course a lighting and locally heavy rain threat as well so stay weather aware if you have outdoor plans this evening and seek shelter if storms are approaching (again most spots will remain dry). Sunday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms, Highs in the low to middle 80s. Some storms could produce gusty winds. For Father's Day, we'll start off with clouds, with showers marching in by midday, especially along and north of the Pike. (more...)
Trump in new Twitter attack on London's mayor
- June 16, 2019

Just hours later, a man in his 30s was killed in Tower Hamlets, east London. US President Donald Trump has once again slammed London Mayor Sadiq Khan , calling him a " national disgrace " who is destroying the UK's capital. US President Donald Trump speaks to the media prior to departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington , DC on May 20, 2019, as he travels to Pennsylvania for a campaign rally. (more...)
Notre Dame Celebrates 1st Mass Since Devastating April Fire Notre Dame Celebrates 1st Mass Since Devastating April Fire
- June 16, 2019

The service was broadcast live on a religious TV channel that showed poignant images of the blue sky through the collapsed roof and the black rubble still clogging the building. Friends of Notre Dame de Paris president Michel Picaud says that over 90% of the money his foundation has raised has come from Americans, reported AP. (more...)
Biden, Sanders to face off as 1st Democratic debate line-up set Biden, Sanders to face off as 1st Democratic debate line-up set
- June 16, 2019

The first debate with ten candidates is Wednesday, June 26th. The Trump campaign did not provide the results of the full 17 state poll , matchups against other candidates nor any updated polling figures. In addition to the top-tier candidates, Day Two will include Senator Michael Bennet; Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, congressman Eric Swalwell; best-selling author on spirituality Marianne Williamson; and technology entrepreneur Andrew Yang. (more...)
New Zealand says no threat from tsunami after 7.4-magnitude quake New Zealand says no threat from tsunami after 7.4-magnitude quake
- June 16, 2019

A Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management spokesman said there may be some strong currents but there was nothing to indicate a threat to life and safety in New Zealand. The islands are a dependency of New Zealand and lie at the western edge of the Kermadec Trench. After initially forecasting "a threat to beach, harbour, estuary and small boat activities", New Zealand's Civil Defence organisation gave the all-clear eight minutes later. (more...)
Telegram briefly offline after a DDoS attack, likely from China Telegram briefly offline after a DDoS attack, likely from China
- June 16, 2019

He said: "IP addresses coming mostly from China ". The DDoS attack also appears to have affected the messaging service's 200m users across the Americas as well as in some other countries according to a tweet sent out by the firm in which it also confirmed that user data was safe. (more...)
Iran president renews ultimatum over nuclear pact compliance Iran president renews ultimatum over nuclear pact compliance
- June 16, 2019

In response Russian President Vladimir Putin said he will double down on his commitments to Iran and urged other signatories to do the same. Europe has launched the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) to offer European Union companies to trade with Iran totally outside of the USA banking system in order to avoid sanctions. (more...)

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