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EXCLUSIVE-U.S. FAA says it identifies new potential risk on 737 MAX

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. FAA says it identifies new potential risk on 737 MAX The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new potential risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency told Reuters on Wednesday. The risk was discovered during a simulator test last week, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The new issue means Boeing will not conduct a certification test flight until July 8 at the earliest, the sources said, and the FAA will spend at least two to three weeks reviewing the results before deciding whether to return the plane to service.


Russia to withdraw military 'technicians' from Venezuela on Wednesday: embassy

Russia to withdraw military 'technicians' from Venezuela on Wednesday: embassy Russia is withdrawing its military "technicians" from crisis-stricken Venezuela on Wednesday, the Caracas embassy said, as President Vladimir Putin gears up for talks with US leader Donald Trump later this week. The move comes three months after Moscow drew US ire by deploying around 100 military experts in Venezuela after Washington indicated it could use force to oust beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro, a Russian ally. "The Il-62 plane which is carrying Russian technicians who have been in Venezuela over the past months… is leaving Caracas for Moscow on June 26," the Russian embassy in Caracas said in a post on Facebook.


Supreme Court’s Conservative Justices Weigh Scrapping Another Precedent

Supreme Court’s Conservative Justices Weigh Scrapping Another Precedent (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority may be ready to overturn a longstanding precedent for the third time in recent weeks -- perhaps foreshadowing the vulnerability of its rulings on abortion rights.The justices will rule as early as Wednesday on a business-backed bid to overturn decades-old decisions that give federal agencies broad power to say what their regulations mean.The case is one of eight rulings due before the justices’ term ends this week. The court also plans to rule on gerrymandered voting maps and the Trump administration’s bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.Another precedent-toppling ruling would extend a pattern that already has liberal justices sounding alarms. They’ve hinted that the five conservative justices may be eyeing the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion nationwide.“Today’s decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the court will overrule next,” dissenting Justice Stephen Breyer wrote last month when the court overruled a 1979 precedent to say that states are immune from private suits in another state’s courts.“Well, that didn’t take long,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote 39 days later when the court overturned part of a 1985 ruling and said people could go directly to federal court to claim that a government regulation unconstitutionally took private property without compensation. “Now one may wonder yet again.”Both of those were 5-4 decisions, with Chief Justice John Roberts and the other Republican appointees -- Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh -- in the majority.Ducking AbortionSo far, the court has largely sidestepped the explosive topic of abortion. In May, the court turned away Indiana’s bid to bar abortions based on a fetus’s race or gender or a risk of genetic disorder -- an appeal that could have raised new doubts about Roe. The justices did uphold a separate Indiana law requiring clinics to bury or cremate fetal remains.The court could provide new signals about its intentions on abortion this week. The justices are due to say whether they’ll consider Alabama’s effort to ban the most common method used for women in their second trimester of pregnancy.The court under Roberts has actually overturned precedents at a slower rate than previous courts, says Jonathan Adler, a constitutional law professor at Case Western Reserve School of Law. Before this term started, the Roberts court had issued only 13 rulings that overturned a precedent, according to data from the Government Printing Office, he says.But Roberts, who took his seat in 2005, has never had a conservative majority as reliable as the one he got when the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to succeed the retired Anthony Kennedy.“It is certainly possible either that the court may become more aggressive going forward or that the cases in which the court reconsiders precedents will have a greater ideological uniformity,” Adler said.Adler is among those urging the court to overturn a 1997 ruling, Auer v. Robbins, that requires judges to defer to a federal agency’s interpretation of its own regulations, as long as its approach is reasonable.Business groups say that ruling, along with a related 1945 decision, leads to onerous and unpredictable rules and leaves companies vulnerable to penalties when an agency shifts its thinking. Defenders of the rulings say they give agencies flexibility to account for changing circumstances.Religion and GerrymandersThe regulation, property-rights and sovereign-immunity cases are among the four appeals this term that squarely asked the justices to topple at least one precedent.The fourth one split the court in an unusual way last week. The court had been asked to overturn a rule that lets states and the federal government file separate criminal charges over the same conduct without violating the Constitution’s ban on double jeopardy.The court refused on a 7-2 vote, reaffirming precedents dating to the middle of the 19th century. Alito’s majority opinion said the case for keeping precedents “grows in proportion to their antiquity.” An unlikely pair of justices -- Gorsuch and liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- dissented.Three other cases have raised questions about precedents, though less directly. In backing hunting rights in Wyoming for the Crow Indian Tribe, a majority that included the four liberals and Gorsuch said an 1896 ruling had previously been “repudiated.”In ruling last week that a 40-foot cross could remain in a Maryland public intersection as a war memorial, a majority of justices criticized, without overruling, a 1971 decision that set up a three-part test for assessing whether government support for religion goes too far.And the gerrymandering cases could topple a 1986 ruling that said voting maps could be challenged as too partisan, though the justices in that case couldn’t agree on a standard for doing so. Paul Clement, the lawyer defending a Republican-drawn North Carolina congressional map, told Roberts during arguments in March that the court might need to overturn that ruling.‘Jolt to the System’At the center of it all is Roberts, who said in his 2005 Senate confirmation hearing that overruling a precedent is a “jolt to the legal system.” He has tended to take a multi-step approach toward questioning a precedent, signaling concern in a preliminary case before voting to overturn it altogether.“His favorite methodology seems to be to essentially chip away at cases in various steps so that the day that the case is actually overruled it’s really not even news, it’s been coming for a couple of years,” Clement said last month at a symposium co-hosted by the conservative Heritage Foundation and Bradley Foundation.Writing the majority opinion in the property-rights case last week, Roberts said the 1985 Williamson County v. Hamilton Bank ruling relied on “exceptionally ill-founded reasoning,” had been repeatedly criticized by justices over the years and had proven “unworkable in practice.”It’s still too early to judge how Roberts will act toward precedents now that he has a stronger conservative majority, Adler said.“Like a lot of people I’m curious if the chief is going to become more aggressive, but I’m not willing to say that we can be sure of that yet,” said Adler.To contact the reporter on this story: Greg Stohr in Washington at gstohr@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, Laurie Asséo, John HarneyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


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Palestinian Windfall Hinges on Political Moves, U.S. Envoy Says

Palestinian Windfall Hinges on Political Moves, U.S. Envoy Says (Bloomberg) -- The financial bonanza the Trump administration envisions for the Palestinians is unlikely to materialize unless there’s progress toward resolving the 70-year-old conflict with Israel, according to a top U.S. envoy.“If we’re not going to get traction on the political aspect of the deal, I’m not sure we would take the time to try to get pledges," U.S. special envoy Jason Greenblatt said at an economic conference to drum up support for the U.S. plan in Bahrain on Wednesday. “A lot of pledges get made to help the Palestinian people. Many of them are never actually paid anyway. But if we do see traction, then absolutely.”President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, promoted the economic component of his long-promised initiative for Middle East peace with the workshop in Bahrain this week, where he called for about $50 billion in proposed investments in the Palestinian territories and neighboring countries that host refugees. The more divisive political aspect of the plan isn’t expected to be revealed until later this year.His economic road map, published days before the Bahrain event, makes little mention of how to resolve the political troubles at the heart of conflict. High-profile speakers from government and business mostly sidestepped those thorny questions to focus on general themes of governance and entrepreneurship as the key to prosperity for the Palestinians.But Greenblatt’s comments appeared to undermine the Trump administration’s contention that an economic strategy should come before Kushner’s still-delayed political proposal on core issues, from the fate of Palestinians’ bid for statehood to the status of Jerusalem.“Gaza is a mess. There is no meaningful way to help the people of Gaza until we figure out how to stop the terrorist attacks from Hamas. That’s pure and simple,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the conference. It’s “hard to predict where the Palestinian Authority is going, hard to predict what Hamas is going to do.”Near CollapseThe U.S. effort comes as the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority is near financial collapse. Gaza, which is run by the Islamist Hamas group, is straining under an Israeli and Egyptian blockade that has lasted more than a decade as well as more recent sanctions by the Palestinian Authority. Its economy relies heavily on aid, unemployment is high, travel is difficult and power cuts happen daily.The White House wanted to use the event in Bahrain to persuade other countries to pick up the tab for economic development and put the heat on Palestinians to accept the blueprint.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he expects to collect about $4 billion in pledges this week and that the U.S. was willing to revise the plan if that would help it win international support.“We want this to become an international plan,” he said. “We’re looking for changes. We’re looking for additions. We’re looking for buy-in.”Though it boasted big names including International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde and Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman, the conference met with less-than-expected interest from the business community. Only a fraction of more than 1,000 business leaders invited attended, according to a person familiar with the matter.Gulf Arab ministers said their countries, which have helped to rebuild Gaza after successive wars with Israel, were willing to support any efforts that would help the Palestinian people -- provided these were acceptable to them.“The way to make the people on the ground believe is to give them hope that this will be sustainable,” said Mohammed Al Sheikh, a Saudi minister of state.Spurned by PalestiniansPalestinian leaders, however, have spurned Kushner’s proposal as an effort to bribe them into accepting an eventual Trump plan that will favor Israel. Kushner said the Palestinian leadership discouraged all but a small contingent of entrepreneurs and investors from attending. Palestinian leaders broke off contact with the U.S. administration after Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, part of which they want as the capital of a future state, and to close down their diplomatic mission in Washington.The other main beneficiaries of a potential deal were also conspicuous by their absence. Israeli and Palestinian officials weren’t invited. Neighbors Lebanon and Syria didn’t go. Jordan and Egypt, which stand to gain billions of dollars under Kushner’s vision, sent mid-level delegations, suggesting expectations were low.Unlikely Settler-Palestinian Duo Eyes Big Bucks at Bahrain MeetIn his opening remarks on Tuesday, Kushner gave a sales pitch reflecting his background as real estate developer, displaying a video that conjured up modern buildings and lush greenery sprouting from impoverished Palestinian villages.The high-concept video of an economic oasis wasn’t a new technique for the Trump administration: In 2018, the president showed North Korea’s Kim Jong Un a mock movie trailer on an iPad that depicted alternative futures for his regime -- of warfare and ruin or skyscrapers under construction if he gave up his nuclear arsenal.The sole Palestinian to speak at the event was Ashraf Jabari, a controversial businessman who faced criticism at home for attending an event many Palestinians see as an effort to buy out their aspiration for statehood.Visibly sweating, he tried to steer the conversation toward politics as the moderator repeatedly interrupted.“Honestly, we support and demand an independent Palestinian country on the lands that Israel occupied in 1967,” Jabari said. “This is the goal of every Palestinian.”Speaking to reporters at the end of the event, Kushner acknowledged the need for a political solution between Israel and the Palestinians to ground his vision but said the two tracks were separate, even though he’s overseeing both.“The people who worked on the economic plan are not aware of what the political plan is,” he said. “So what we tried to do this today is keep this devoid of politics, because again, we have the political plan which we’ll talk about at the right time.”\--With assistance from Lin Noueihed, Ivan Levingston, Sammy Criscitello, Saud Abu Ramadan, Sarah Algethami, Donna Abu-Nasr and David Wainer.To contact the reporter on this story: Vivian Nereim in Manama at vnereim@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Lin Noueihed at lnoueihed@bloomberg.net, Larry LiebertFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


Saudi envoy blasts UN expert's report on Khashoggi killing

Saudi envoy blasts UN expert's report on Khashoggi killing In what amounted to a face-off at the U.N's top human rights body, Ambassador Abdulaziz Alwasil insisted that special rapporteur Agnes Callamard had failed to follow proper procedures and used flawed sourcing in her 101-page report made public last week. "Accusations have been launched, and fingers have been pointed — (she is) supporting herself on non-credible articles or sources," he told the Human Rights Council, in Arabic through a U.N. interpreter.


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Apple Reportedly Cancels Major iPhone 11 Camera Upgrade

Apple Reportedly Cancels Major iPhone 11 Camera Upgrade Apple has reportedly scrapped plans to include a next-generation, quantum dot image sensor in this year’s iPhone, according to The Telegraph.Cupertino was reportedly working with U.K.-based Nanoco, a company that’s invested heavily in the research and development around quantum dot applications. It was never explicitly disclosed that Nanoco had a contract with Apple, though last year the supplier did say it had entered into an agreement with a "large, undisclosed U.S. listed corporation," and that the deal was worth nearly $22 million. You’ve likely heard of quantum dot technology referenced in relation to the latest 4K TVs, monitors and mobile displays. Apple was reportedly investigating using it to power Apple Watch’s tiny screen, and may still eventually. The prime benefit is purity and accuracy of color, and that applies to imaging as well.MORE: Beyond iPhone 11: Apple Needs to Make These 5 Big UpgradesEventually, Apple and its competitors will likely start employing quantum dot technology at a large scale. But as for right now, you won’t see it underpin the cameras in upcoming iPhones. The Telegraph reports that the technology may have debuted in Apple’s new handsets arriving "as soon as this year," though we don’t precisely know the timeframe at work here.When Nanoco announced late last week that its unnamed client abandoned the project, the firm’s valuation took a nosedive, plunging from to £94 million to £24 million.While it’s somewhat disappointing that 2019’s iPhone may not bring about a major shift in camera hardware, Apple is still a leader in mobile imaging right now — even if Google and Huawei have one-upped it recently. The successor to the iPhone XS has been rumored to feature a trio of cameras, and while we're not entirely sure what the additional lens in this year's device might do, we have heard that the 2020 iteration will employ a 3D, laser-scanning sensor. Today's quantum dot news doesn’t doom the next iPhone’s photography capabilities, though it might delay innovation down the line. * New iPhone 11 Renders Show Lame Lightning Port Instead of USB-C * Samsung Will Release Foldable Galaxy Clamshell Just Like The Razr * The World's First Under-Display Phone Camera Is Coming June 26


Today’s top deals: $17 LED light strip, $30 true wireless earbuds, $25 Wi-Fi extender, SanDisk microSD deals, more

Today’s top deals: $17 LED light strip, $30 true wireless earbuds, $25 Wi-Fi extender, SanDisk microSD deals, more When we say we've managed to find some truly unbelievable daily deals for today's roundup, we're not kidding. Highlights include a multi-color LED light strip that can do everything Philips Hue's $70 model can do for just $17 when you use the coupon code 7NELDEDF at checkout, $40 true wireless earbuds with touch control for just $29.99 with coupon code I7QWMF5M, the faster version of Amazon's best-selling Wi-Fi range extender for just $24.99 after a $17 discount and a $5 coupon, an UltraPot that's basically an Instant Pot on steroids for only $59.99, $8 off Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch if you preorder before its release on Friday, two Sonos Play:1 speakers and a $30 Amazon gift card for just $298, huge discounts on SanDisk Ultra microSD cards in all sizes, an Instant Pot cookbook with 500 recipes for only $3.99, the first big discount on AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case, white Philips Hue bulbs for under $12 a piece, 20 rolls of toilet paper for $17, and more. Check out all of today's best bargains below.


Trump news - LIVE: President responds to photo of drowned migrants as he plans to live tweet Democratic debate

Trump news - LIVE: President responds to photo of drowned migrants as he plans to live tweet Democratic debate Donald Trump has given a wild interview to Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business, declaring, “Almost all countries in this world take tremendous advantage of the United States, it’s unbelievable!” The president claimed Japan would watch a Third World War “at home on a Sony TV” rather than come to America’s aid (ahead of a trip there for the G20 summit), attacked Twitter, accused retired FBI special counsel Robert Mueller of deleting incriminating Justice Department text messages and said Iran “does not have smart leadership” and is “going down the tubes”. On Capitol Hill, the House of Representatives passed an emergency spending bill late last night securing $4.5bn (£3.6bn) to address the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border, as a horrific photograph of a drowned migrant father and daughter emerged provoking new public anger. Mr Trump’s son Eric has meanwhile been spat on while out dining in public.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load


U.A.E. Splits With U.S. Over Blame for Oil Tanker Attack in May

U.A.E. Splits With U.S. Over Blame for Oil Tanker Attack in May (Bloomberg) -- The United Arab Emirates appeared to distance itself from U.S. claims that pinned attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz on Iran.“Honestly we can’t point the blame at any country because we don’t have evidence,” Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said on Wednesday in Moscow. “If there is a country that has the evidence, then I’m convinced that the international community will listen to it. But we need to make sure the evidence is precise and convincing.”While an investigation by the U.A.E., Norway and Saudi Arabia concluded that a “state actor” was most likely behind the incident in May, no nation was singled out. Still, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has said that Iran was almost certainly responsible.The attack predated the pair of strikes in the Gulf of Oman this month that the U.S. has also blamed on Iran. Vessels were targeted off the U.A.E. coast in May as they made their way toward the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s foremost oil shipping chokepoint.Iran’s foreign minister has labeled Bolton and the leaders of the U.A.E., Israel and Saudi Arabia as the “B-team” that’s prodding President Donald Trump into going to war with the Islamic Republic. Trump slapped new sanctions on Tehran this week.With tensions on the rise across the Middle East, the U.A.E.’s top diplomat tried to change tack after talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.“We are in a region that is tense and important for the world and we don’t want more tension,” said Sheikh Abdullah.\--With assistance from Zainab Fattah and Verity Ratcliffe.To contact the reporter on this story: Abbas Al Lawati in Dubai at aallawati6@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shaji Mathew at shajimathew@bloomberg.net, Paul Abelsky, Mark WilliamsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


Working-class Mexicans don’t want Central American immigrants, either. Here's why.

Working-class Mexicans don’t want Central American immigrants, either. Here's why. Before you call them hypocrites, there's a good reason why poverty-stricken Mexicans don't want Central Americans in their country.


Khamenei Scorns Talks With U.S. After Being Sanctioned by Trump

Khamenei Scorns Talks With U.S. After Being Sanctioned by Trump (Bloomberg) -- Iran’s supreme leader scorned the idea of negotiations to ease his country’s tense standoff with the U.S. in his first comments since being sanctioned by President Donald Trump.“If we agree in negotiations to their demands, they will make the nation miserable,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, arguing Washington was attempting to strip Iran of its economic and defense capabilities. “And if we don’t, they will go on creating political frenzy, fueling propaganda and applying pressure.”Trump abruptly canceled planned airstrikes against Iran for shooting down last week an American drone, which U.S. officials say was flying through international airspace. But tensions have continued to escalate with leaders trading threats and insults as the risk of military escalation in the world’s top oil-exporting region soars.U.S. ‘Maximum Pressure’ Worked on Iran Before, It May Not AgainKhamenei spoke after Iranian officials said the wreckage of a U.S. drone was found four miles inside its territorial waters, offering one of Iran’s most detailed accounts of an incident that brought the Middle East to the brink of war.“After the shooting down of the drone, initial actions were taken and its location was identified,” Brigadier General Majid Fakhri, the head of the Iranian Armed Forces’ Geographical Organization, was cited as saying by the semi-official Tasnim news agency.Ship AttacksTrump on Tuesday vowed to meet any strike on the U.S. with overwhelming force after Iran said the path to a diplomatic solution had closed and characterized the White House as suffering from a “mental disorder.”Tensions have spiked in the Gulf since May, when the Trump administration revoked waivers on the import of Iranian oil, squeezing its economy a year after the U.S. walked away from the landmark 2015 deal meant to prevent the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear weapon. Since then, a spate of attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, a shipping chokepoint, have convulsed the region and pushed up oil prices. The U.S. has blamed those attacks on Iran, which denies involvement.The new penalties are unlikely to have a significant impact on a country that’s already in recession due to stringent U.S. sanctions on its oil sector and has been largely shut out of the global financial system. The U.S. has sanctioned more than 80% of Iran’s economy, according to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who was in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates this week to rally a front against Iran.Still, the targeting of Khamenei shocked some Iranians because he’s considered a spiritual guide and a holy man by his most devoted followers.Trump has coupled his “maximum pressure” campaign of sanctions with invitations to sit down with Iranian leaders. In an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the president said that he thinks Iranian leaders want to negotiate and he’s willing to talk with no preconditions except that the outcome must be Iran acquiring no nuclear weapons.The 2015 nuclear deal was designed to thwart any Iranian attempt to develop an atomic bomb, and international inspectors had repeatedly reported Iran complying with the terms of the accord.European powers are now attempting to convince Iran to continue abiding by the deal after Iranian officials warned the country would breach the deal’s cap on stockpiles of low-grade uranium by June 27.The U.K. ambassador to Tehran, Rob Macaire, said on Wednesday that extensive work was underway to boost a special mechanism designed to protect European trade with Iran from U.S. sanctions and ease the economic pressure on Iranians.“The U.K. is seriously concerned about Iran’s plans to reduce compliance under the JCPOA and firmly believes that it will be in no one’s interests,” he said in a statement. “We are committed to diplomacy to resolve differences between nations and to reduce dangerous regional tensions.”Russia, with deep political and economic ties to Iran, has denounced U.S. efforts to raise pressure on Iran and this week backed Tehran’s account of the downing of the U.S. drone. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow was still calling for dialogue to resolve the crisis.“We will continue trying to convince our Iranian colleagues, our American colleagues, that they have to step back from the brink and start to resolve their disagreement through civilized dialogue,” Lavrov said in Moscow after talks with his U.A.E. counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. “This means an end to the policy of ultimatums, sanctions and blackmail.”But a top Russian Foreign Ministry official said hopes for a diplomatic solution to the crisis were fading after the penalties imposed on Khamenei.“There is a very narrow window left because this is an absolutely insulting step for intergovernmental relations. But hope dies last,” special envoy Zamir Kabulov told reporters.“Iran will never be alone if, God forbid, the U.S. ever takes absolutely crazy and irresponsible actions against it,” he said. “Not only Russia, but many countries sympathize with Iran.”\--With assistance from Golnar Motevalli and Arsalan Shahla.To contact the reporters on this story: Abbas Al Lawati in Dubai at aallawati6@bloomberg.net;Ladane Nasseri in Dubai at lnasseri@bloomberg.net;Henry Meyer in Moscow at hmeyer4@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shaji Mathew at shajimathew@bloomberg.net, ;Lin Noueihed at lnoueihed@bloomberg.net, Mark Williams, Paul AbelskyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


I worked as a janitor to keep my student loans low. Wiping debt punishes students like me.

I worked as a janitor to keep my student loans low. Wiping debt punishes students like me. Not only does canceling student loan debt make the sacrifices I made meaningless, Bernie Sanders' proposal will benefit people who need help least.


Strong quake hits Costa Rica-Panama border, likely 'significant damage': USGS

Strong quake hits Costa Rica-Panama border, likely 'significant damage': USGS San José (AFP) - A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Panama-Costa Rica border around midnight on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, with the potential to cause casualties and "significant damage". The shallow quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), about two kilometers from the nearest town of Progreso in Panama, USGS said.


Some US women are taking reproductive matters into their own hands: They're ordering abortion pills by mail

Some US women are taking reproductive matters into their own hands: They're ordering abortion pills by mail As access to abortion providers in the USA shrinks and legal restrictions pile up, women who seek abortions order pills online.


UPDATE 2-Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

UPDATE 2-Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the service members had been killed from gunshot wounds sustained during a joint patrol with Afghan security forces. The latest fatalities bring the tally of U.S. service member deaths in Afghanistan to at least six in 2019 and at least 65 U.S. military deaths since January 2015, according to U.S. government and NATO reports.


Fresno man arrested for shooting 10-month-old girl faces 16 felony charges

Fresno man arrested for shooting 10-month-old girl faces 16 felony charges Fresno County prosecutors have filed 16 felony charges against 23-year-old Marcos Enchartea, who is accused of shooting a 10-month-old child over the weekend in Central Fresno.


Baby rescued from plastic bag in Georgia

Baby rescued from plastic bag in Georgia Georgia sheriff's office realeased dramatic body-cam video showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods. (June 25)


Sheriff: Mom abused her children, boiled puppies to death

Sheriff: Mom abused her children, boiled puppies to death A woman beat and tortured at least some of her 15 children and forced them to watch as she brutally killed their pets, authorities said in New Mexico, the latest place where the woman and her husband have been the subject of complaints. Martha Crouch and her husband Timothy of Aztec, New Mexico, were arrested Monday following interviews with a number of their adult and young children living in different states, according to court records. It was not immediately clear if all the allegations made by the children had been verified by authorities.


Man slashes own throat in court during trial for murder of Tinder date

Man slashes own throat in court during trial for murder of Tinder date A man accused of killing his roommate’s Tinder date slashed his own neck during the murder trial on Monday while screaming in the courtroom. Aubrey Trail, a 52-year-old from Nebraska, yelled “Bailey is innocent, and I curse you all” before swiping something across his neck.Deputies rushed to help Mr Trail as he lay bleeding on the floor. Mr Trail was referring to his 25-year-old former roommate Bailey Boswell when he cut himself. The two have been charged with first-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe. It was unclear how badly Mr Trail was injured during the incident. The judge presiding over the case ordered the jury to return on Tuesday morning.Authorities said Mr Trail has suffered declining health while in custody. He reportedly had a stroke and two heart attacks since his arrest.Ms Loofe went missing in November 2017 after going on a date with Mr Boswell, who she reportedly met on the dating app Tinder. Mr Trail was Mr Boswell’s roommate at the time of the alleged murder.Prosecutors have said the two men planned Ms Loofe’s abduction and killing. Mr Trail’s attorneys have argued her death was the result of an accident that occurred during a consensual sex fantasy. Mr Boswell is still awaiting trial.Additional reporting by AP


Driver in horrific motorcycle crash pleads not guilty as details emerge

Driver in horrific motorcycle crash pleads not guilty as details emerge A pickup driver accused of slamming into a group of motorcycles entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in New Hampshire on 7 counts of negligent homicide.


Taj Ma Garaj Collection Being Sold Without Reserve

Taj Ma Garaj Collection Being Sold Without Reserve The single day sale through RM Sotheby’s is set for September 28th in Ohio. Well-know late car collector, John Dixon’s, collection of more than 30 highly sought after Porsches and Volkswagens is soon going under the hammer with no reserve set in the Taj Ma Garaj Collection. The auction is happening in Dayton, OH, and will feature over 350 lots of automobila and collectibles. John Dixon’s obsession with the Porsche models started when he was passed by a 911 in his muscle car in high school - from there, he was blown away by the car. He bought his own Porsche a year later, and really got serious about his car collection in the 90s. The Taj Ma Garaj collection is now considered to be one of the most eclectic Porsche and Volkswagen collections, along with Porsche unobtainium, rare literature, collectibles, engines, and an assortment of arcade ephemera. The collection was opened by John to thousands of visitors and enthusiasts over the years.“RM Sotheby’s is honored to present the Taj Ma Garaj Collection on behalf of John’s beloved wife Vickie and the Dixon family,” says Senior Car Specialist Donnie Gould, RM Sotheby’s. “The Taj Ma Garaj building is truly a Porsche enthusiast’s heaven. John Dixon was as knowledgeable about his cars as he was passionate, and what he has assembled represents sought-after high watermarks in Porsche production, alongside cars like a wrought-iron Beetle that are just plain fun. We look forward to presenting the Collection this fall and welcoming fellow Porsche collectors from far and wide.”Offered in the lots are:A 1952 Porsche 356 Cabriolet by Gläser, chassis no. 12355 (Est. $375,000 - $425,000) A 1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera GT Speedster Coachwork by Reutter, chassis no. 83622, (Est. $1,500,000 - $2,000,000) A 1967 Porsche 911 S Coupe, chassis no. 305860 S, (Est. $350,000 - $450,000) An exceedingly rare 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport, chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZBS710038, (Est. $250,000 - $350,000) A 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo, chassis no.  WP0AC2996VS375198, (Est. $225,000 - $275,000) A 1953 Porsche 356 Limousine Custom, chassis no. 50146, (Est. $150,000 - $250,000) The Taj Ma Garaj collection is a Porsche lover’s dream, and it’s being offered up on behalf of John’s beloved wife Vickie and the Dixon family. It is sure to grab the attention of enthusiasts all over the world this September in Ohio. Source: RM Sotheby’s Read More... Porsche Featured At 64th Annual Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance Rothmans Replica: 1983 Porsche 911 SC Safari


Iran vows to ditch more nuclear curbs in war of words with US

Iran vows to ditch more nuclear curbs in war of words with US Iran said Tuesday it will further free itself from the 2015 nuclear deal in defiance of new American sanctions as US President Donald Trump warned the Islamic republic of "overwhelming" retaliation for any attacks. Tensions between Iran and the US have spiralled since last year when Trump withdrew the United States from the deal under which Tehran was to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. The two arch-rivals have been locked in an escalating war of words since Iran shot down a US surveillance drone in what it said was its own airspace, a claim the US vehemently denies.


Here’s what Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2 could look like

Here’s what Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2 could look like If you rewind the clock back a bit to before Samsung's disastrous aborted launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone that was supposed to have been in April, you may recall the company's lofty ambitious that looked beyond the first iteration of this new device. We were hearing estimates last year that Samsung wanted to start the Galaxy Fold's initial production run at a minimum of 1 million units and that the Fold also wouldn't be a one-off. That the company, in other words, was hoping to release a new version of the foldable phone every year, the same way it does with its Galaxy flagship devices.Fast forward to today. We still don't know when Samsung will try again for a release the Galaxy Fold, but it does appear the company is still thinking beyond it, in terms of other foldable devices.A new report out of Korea sheds light on future Samsung foldable smartphones, noting that at least two new foldables are currently in the works.In terms of the design, one of them -- perhaps the Galaxy Fold 2 -- is mentioned as folding vertically, with a sort of clamshell form factor and sporting a 6.7-inch OLED display. It's rumored to be set for a 2020 launch, which of course should be taken with a grain of salt since we still don't have Samsung's first try at this new kind of device yet.According to the report, this next foldable will be differentiated from what Samsung was trying to do with the original Galaxy Fold, which was an attempt to combine elements of a smartphone and tablet. The focus this next time around will supposedly be on "portability," and it will fold inward.The other thing this new report stresses is that foldables are still very much a part of Samsung's long-term product roadmap. The company will even reportedly house these devices within a new product family and use them as a possible new vehicle for energizing the somewhat stagnant smartphone market, thanks to customers that have gotten too-used to boring rectangular slabs that, at a high level, look and operate pretty similarly these days.All in all, certainly interesting, but look. Samsung is nothing if not an incredibly ambitious consumer electronics giant, and it's good to see an appetite for experimentation. We still need to see a lot more evidence, however, before we'll be convinced that mainstream users will regard foldable smartphones as The Next Big Thing. Best of luck, though!


Prosecutors outline details of congressman's alleged affairs in campaign finance case

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Fatal Hawaii skydiving plane crash renews NTSB's call for stricter rules: 'Accidents continue to happen'

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9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are Low

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Border Patrol chief resigns as migrant children are sent back to Texas camp

Border Patrol chief resigns as migrant children are sent back to Texas camp About 100 migrant children who were moved Monday from a detention facility where conditions had been described as “unconscionable” were moved back to the camp on Tuesday as border chief John Sanders announced he was stepping down.


2021 Ford Bronco to Get 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Engine, according to an Online Parts Configurator

2021 Ford Bronco to Get 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Engine, according to an Online Parts Configurator Multi-line retailer Canadian Tire inadvertently revealed the future Bronco's engine on its website.