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Iran hints US could be behind 'suspicious' tanker attacks

Iran hints US could be behind 'suspicious' tanker attacks

Iran's parliament speaker hinted Sunday that Washington could be behind the "suspicious" tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman to pile pressure on Tehran, official news agency IRNA reported. "The suspicious actions against the tankers... seem to complement the economic sanctions...

Young bear was fed by humans and had many 'fans.' Officials say they had to kill it

Young bear was fed by humans and had many 'fans.' Officials say they had to kill it

A young black bear was shot and killed by Oregon officials after becoming so habituated to humans that people reportedly took selfies with it.

Crew Members of Attacked Norwegian-Owned Tanker Now in Dubai

Crew Members of Attacked Norwegian-Owned Tanker Now in Dubai

The suspected attacks occurred at dawn Thursday about 40 kilometers off the southern coast of Iran

Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law

Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law

Planned Parenthood is building the stage for another possible fight over abortion in Alabama: a large women's clinic that's under construction despite the state's passage of a near-total ban on abortions. Located beside an interstate highway in downtown Birmingham, the...

Corona Costco shooting: Suspect in custody after shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

Corona Costco shooting: Suspect in custody after shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

A shooting at a Costco Wholesale store in Corona has left one person dead and two others wounded on Friday. The alleged gunman is in custody, police say.

Mexico detains nearly 800 undocumented migrants in four trucks

Mexico detains nearly 800 undocumented migrants in four trucks

Mexican officials detained nearly 800 undocumented migrants in eastern Mexico in four trucks on Saturday, the government said, in one of the biggest swoops against illegal immigration in recent months. Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) said in a statement late on Saturday that 791...

Indiana man arrested for hitting Delta flight attendant on Paris flight, causing diversion

Indiana man arrested for hitting Delta flight attendant on Paris flight, causing diversion

A federal complaint says a man struck a flight attendant in the throat during a flight from Indianapolis International Airport to Paris.

How the AH-64 Apache Became the Ultimate Attack Helicopter

How the AH-64 Apache Became the Ultimate Attack Helicopter

Early in the morning of January 17, 1991, eight sleek helicopters bristling with missiles swooped low over the sands of the An Nafud desert in as they soared towards the border separating Saudi Arabia from Iraq.At 2:30 a.m., the choppers fanned out and set to work in teams of two. Rocket motors...

High points of Hong Kong's huge protests

High points of Hong Kong's huge protests

The embattled Hong Kong government was forced to drop plans for a bill to allow extraditions to mainland China, a divisive proposal which sparked the biggest demonstrations since the former British colony was handed back to China in 1997. Under the handover deal, Hong Kong benefits from a...

Jon Stewart Shames Mitch McConnell for Failing 9/11 First Responders on ‘Fox News Sunday’

Jon Stewart Shames Mitch McConnell for Failing 9/11 First Responders on ‘Fox News Sunday’

“We don’t want to be here,” Jon Stewart told the handful of lawmakers who showed up to watch him plea for an extension of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund last week. The former host of The Daily Show likely didn’t want to be on Fox News Sunday this Father’s Day either, but there he was...

A nationwide Target register outage is now over and closed stores have reopened

A nationwide Target register outage is now over and closed stores have reopened

Target registers are now working after a nationwide outage Saturday caused long checkout lines and closed some stores.

New York-area airport briefly closed after plane lands on flat tires

New York-area airport briefly closed after plane lands on flat tires

The busy Newark airport serving the New York area was briefly closed Saturday after a United Airlines flight experienced multiple flat tires upon landing and skidded partly off the runway, the airline and Federal Aviation Administration said. No major injuries were reported in the incident at...

Israeli PM's wife sentenced for misusing state funds

Israeli PM's wife sentenced for misusing state funds

A Jerusalem magistrate court on Sunday sentenced Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to pay a fine of more than $15,000 for misusing state funds. The sentencing comes after she agreed to a plea bargain that ended the years-long saga of just one of the...

China's FedEx probe should not be seen as retaliation - Xinhua

China's FedEx probe should not be seen as retaliation - Xinhua

China's investigation into FedEx Corp over misdirected mail should not be regarded as retaliation against the U.S. company, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, amid worsening relations between China and the United States. The inquiry was aimed at sending a message that any economic...

Tanker hit in Gulf attacks heads to port

Tanker hit in Gulf attacks heads to port

A Japanese tanker, one of two vessels attacked in sensitive Gulf waters this week, was heading to port on Saturday, its owners said. The Kokuka Courageous was rocked by explosions as it passed through the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, threatening its highly flammable cargo of methanol. US President...

Report: Marine and Navy F-35 Pilots Need to Ration Afterburners at High Altitudes

Report: Marine and Navy F-35 Pilots Need to Ration Afterburners at High Altitudes

After eighteen years of troubled and controversial development, the Lockheed F-35 Lightning stealth fighter may soon enter mass production, many of its bugs having been expensively squashed after delivery of an initial four-hundred “low-rate-of-initial-production” aircraft.However, a June 2019...

Father's Day 2019: Paganism, roses and how the campaign to celebrate dads was won

Father's Day 2019: Paganism, roses and how the campaign to celebrate dads was won

Father's Day, the official calendar date to honour our wonderful dads and celebrate fatherhood, is just around the corner. Recognised each June, the day sees children around the world present their dads with cards and gifts as a thank you for all they do. But when did the first observance of...

From Oil Tanker Attacks to Xi's Woes in China: Weekend Reads

From Oil Tanker Attacks to Xi's Woes in China: Weekend Reads

As Chinese leader Xi Jinping faced mounting headaches, from mass protests in Hong Kong to the U.S. trade war, tensions rose in the Persian Gulf after the U.S. accused Iran of being behind attacks on two oil tankers, and Conservatives in the U.K. began choosing a successor to Theresa May as prime...

U.S. Navy official sees more orders for Boeing P-8A in coming months

U.S. Navy official sees more orders for Boeing P-8A in coming months

The U.S. Navy expects additional U.S. and international orders for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in coming months, which should extend production by two years to late 2025, a senior U.S. Navy official told Reuters. The P-8, based on Boeing's 737-800 airframe, conducts...

Southwest passenger 'bombarded by inappropriate photos' from stranger on her flight

Southwest passenger 'bombarded by inappropriate photos' from stranger on her flight

Here's a good reason for iPhone users to disable AirDrop while on planes: A Texas woman forgot and another passenger sent her unsolicited nude photos.

Field fires in Syria's Hasakeh kill 10: monitor

Field fires in Syria's Hasakeh kill 10: monitor

Fires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syria's northeast have killed at least 10 people, a war monitor said Sunday, as Kurdish authorities claim the blazes were set deliberately. Kurdish authorities and the Damascus regime are competing to buy up this year's harvest as fires -- some...

Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the region's oil import-dependent economies. While the violence only directly jolted two countries in the region — one of the targeted...

Pope Francis’ Arch Nemesis Comes Out of Hiding to Slam Him on Predator Priests

Pope Francis’ Arch Nemesis Comes Out of Hiding to Slam Him on Predator Priests

Franco Origlia/GettyROME—There are few scandals in the sordid history of the American Catholic church more painful than the saga of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a high-ranking prince of the church who fell from grace amid a slew of lies and cover-ups. McCarrick was forced to resign and later...

Ex-Tehran mayor to face trial over wife's killing

Ex-Tehran mayor to face trial over wife's killing

Former Tehran mayor and prominent reformist Mohammad Ali Najafi will stand trial next month on charges of murdering his wife, the government-run Iran newspaper said Sunday. Najafi, 67, turned himself in and confessed to shooting his second wife Mitra Ostad on May 28 at their home in northern...

HK VP9: The 9mm Pistol That Is Better Than a Glock 19?

HK VP9: The 9mm Pistol That Is Better Than a Glock 19?

If there’s anything you need to know about the company Heckler & Koch, it’s that they are pretty much synonymous with quality firearms that are in service with military, law enforcement units, and civilians all over the world.And if you know anything about Heckler & Koch, then you should...

Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged oil attacks

Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged oil attacks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil. Pompeo, in a series of Sunday television interviews,...

Deutsche Bank to set up 50 billion euro bad bank: FT

Deutsche Bank to set up 50 billion euro bad bank: FT

With the creation of the bad bank, Chief Executive Officer Christian Sewing is shifting the German lender away from investment banking and focusing on transaction banking and private wealth management, the newspaper said. The bank is planning cuts at its U.S. equities business, including prime...

Free meals, treats and discounts for Dad: Here's where to score for Father's Day

Free meals, treats and discounts for Dad: Here's where to score for Father's Day

Need ideas for Father's Day? Many restaurants are helping families honor Dad with free treats, discounts, brunches and other meals Sunday.

New Zealand cancels tsunami alert after powerful quake

New Zealand cancels tsunami alert after powerful quake

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. The earthquake was give a preliminary magnitude of 7.4, but later downgraded to 7.2 by the US Geological...

Trump keeps returning to Mueller report during Stephanopoulos interview

Trump keeps returning to Mueller report during Stephanopoulos interview

President Trump appeared to be focused on Robert Mueller's report during his wide-ranging interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, insisting that he read the special counsel’s report while repeatedly claiming it says there was “no collusion” despite Mueller stating specifically that no...

As Battle for Tripoli Rages, Libyan Premier Demands New Dialogue

As Battle for Tripoli Rages, Libyan Premier Demands New Dialogue

Fayez Al-Sarraj, in a press briefing Sunday in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, proposed the conference be held with the help of the United Nations and that it decide on a road map for elections to take place in 2019. Sarraj’s overture came after the UN’s Libya envoy, Ghassan Salame, said Security...

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Saturday: $15 Wi-Fi extender, $13 LED smart bulbs, $79 soundbar, more

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Saturday: $15 Wi-Fi extender, $13 LED smart bulbs, $79 soundbar, more

It might be the weekend, but killer daily deals never take a break. Highlights from Saturday's roundup include TP-Link's best-selling Wi-Fi range extender for just $14.99, an Anker 10W fast wireless charging pad for $9.99, multicolor LED smart bulbs for $13 that are just as good as $50...

Glock Guns Made in the USA? Yes, This Is Happening.

Glock Guns Made in the USA? Yes, This Is Happening.

This year Sig Sauer, Inc. appears to be on track to supersede its German counterpart, Sig Sauer GmbH. Pistols that were previously only made in Germany are now being made in the United States. Some may wonder, will Glock head in the same direction in the future? Some Glock models are now being...

Donald Trump says he will not fire Kellyanne Conway over ‘repeated violations’ of ethics laws

Donald Trump says he will not fire Kellyanne Conway over ‘repeated violations’ of ethics laws

Donald Trump has said he will not fire White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway, despite a US government oversight agency saying she should be dismissed for engaging in banned political activity while in office.Ms Conway has violated the Hatch Act “on numerous occasions”, according to the...

Turkey slams southern EU nations on drilling bid off Cyprus

Turkey slams southern EU nations on drilling bid off Cyprus

Turkey on Saturday criticized southern European Union nations for urging the EU to consider action against Turkey over its bid to drill for gas in waters where Cyprus has exclusive economic rights. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement that a declaration issued by the leaders of France,...

Nissan considers giving Renault some seats on oversight committees - source

Nissan considers giving Renault some seats on oversight committees - source

Nissan Motor Co is considering giving its alliance partner Renault SA some seats on planned oversight committees after the French automaker expressed discontent with the envisioned governance reform, a source said. The two-decade-old partnership of Nissan and Renault was plunged into a crisis...

QUIZ: Could You Still Pass a Basic Driver's-Ed Test?

QUIZ: Could You Still Pass a Basic Driver's-Ed Test?

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Gulf powers urge action to secure energy supplies as tankers port-bound

Gulf powers urge action to secure energy supplies as tankers port-bound

Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Saturday called for decisive action to protect energy supplies amid a tense US-Iran standoff as two tankers attacked in a vital Gulf shipping channel headed to port. The United Arab Emirates' Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan called on world...

Intel launches project to help Israeli tech start-ups

Intel launches project to help Israeli tech start-ups

Intel Corp launched a project on Sunday to help start-ups in Israel develop technologies in artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems, and said it planned to bring the scheme to other countries as well. The 20-week program, called Ignite, will offer business and technical support to up...

Mexico detains 791 migrants, including 368 children under eight

Mexico detains 791 migrants, including 368 children under eight

A total of 791 Central American migrants, including 368 children under the age of eight, have been detained in the Mexican state of Veracruz, officials said Sunday. The detentions of the migrants, who were being transported hidden in four trailers, were carried out at two points, the National...

Awesome new Bluetooth earbuds with fast charging and HD sound are down to $13 today

Awesome new Bluetooth earbuds with fast charging and HD sound are down to $13 today

Our readers love Ghostek's wireless over-ear headphones because they offer killer sound quality that rivals Beats by Dr. Dre for a small fraction of the price. Well, if you thought Ghostek's over-ear headphones were a great value, wait until you see the company's Father's Day...

Check Out the Navy's F-35C (In Beast Mode with Hypersonic Weapons)

Check Out the Navy's F-35C (In Beast Mode with Hypersonic Weapons)

The F-35As the Air Force in May 2019 deployed to the Middle East for operations targeting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria frequently fly in beast mode. Islamic State forces lack significant air defenses.The U.S. military could hang more weapons under the wings of its F-35 stealth fighters.(This...

Trump Faces Many ‘Uncomfortable’ Voters in 2020: NBC-WSJ Poll

Trump Faces Many ‘Uncomfortable’ Voters in 2020: NBC-WSJ Poll

A flurry of opinion polls on Sunday also showed that a majority of voters think the Trump administration has gone too far on its immigration enforcement efforts, and that economic optimism has slipped from the high levels seen shortly before Trump’s inauguration in 2017. In an NBC-Wall Street...

Copa America: Rodriguez leads Colombia to win over Argentina

Copa America: Rodriguez leads Colombia to win over Argentina

James Rodriguez got the best of Lionel Messi in the Copa America, leading Colombia to a 2-0 win over Argentina in their opening game in the South American tournament on Saturday. Rodriguez set up Roger Martinez's opening goal in the second half with a high, diagonal pass across the field, and...

Police: Man sprays fire extinguisher, hides in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office

Police: Man sprays fire extinguisher, hides in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office

A man is in police custody after trespassing in Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's district office in Queens on Saturday.

YouTube TV is giving away free Showtime subscriptions to longtime users

YouTube TV is giving away free Showtime subscriptions to longtime users

They say that nothing in life is free, but Google would beg to differ, as select YouTube TV subscribers are now being offered a free subscription to Showtime from now through September 5th. The subscription typically costs $10.99 per month, but if you are granted this limited-time offer, you can...

Turkey's Erdogan says S-400s delivery for early July

Turkey's Erdogan says S-400s delivery for early July

Turkey expects the delivery of the controversial Russian S-400 missile defence system to begin in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkish media on Sunday. Colleagues in charge of the schedule are following the issue," Erdogan said according to CNN Turk...

NFL notebook: Texans abandon bid for Pats' Caserio

NFL notebook: Texans abandon bid for Pats' Caserio

Nick Caserio is staying with the New England Patriots as the Texans withdrew their request Friday to interview Bill Belichick's right-hand man for the vacant general manager post in Houston. New England, in turn, dropped tampering charges, according to multiple media reports. The Texans...

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