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In first under Trump, U.S. warship challenges Beijing's claims in South .. - 25/05 9:32 am

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald Trump took office. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the USS Dewey traveled close to the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which ..

Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, .. - 25/05 9:18 am

On the eve of a special election to fill Montanas House seat, the Republican candidate allegedly assaulted a journalist.

The Latest: GOP campaign says candidate, reporter both fell - 25/05 9:03 am

HELENA, Mont. (AP) The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte (all times local):

UK police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by U.S. leaks - 25/05 7:35 am

By Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent. British-born Salman Abedi, 22, who was known to security services, killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children on Monday. Manchester police arrested five men and one ..

Ben Sasse says Michael Flynn's hiring looks 'really, really troubling' - 25/05 6:21 am

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., spoke to Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga about his new book, "The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance." She also asked about Michael Flynn, who is at the center of the Russia investigation. Sasse called the ousted national security advisers hiring "really, really troubling" and said that he should respond to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's subpoenas.

Ben Carson refers to poverty as a state of mind - 25/05 6:01 am

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson referred to poverty as a state of mind during a Sirius XM interview. The former GOP presidential candidate said, You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while theyll be right back up there.

Chloe, the adorable side-eying little girl, is all grown up - 25/05 3:08 am

Remember Chloe, the adorable, shade-throwing, side-eyeing little girl whose hilarious reaction won the Internets heart? Well, as kids tend to do, Chloe grew up, and our hearts just cant handle the cuteness.

In Montana, cowboy Democrat looks for anti-Trump election win - 25/05 1:37 am

Can a guitar-strumming cowboy poet strike the first blow at the polls against President Donald Trump? Democrat Rob Quist reckons he can do just that, in Thursday's closely-watched special congressional election in Montana. Quist croons at campaign rallies and writes poems for supporters.

The Latest: Death row inmate: Execution drugs won't work - 25/05 1:17 am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) The Latest on the scheduled execution in Alabama (all times local):

2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose - 25/05 12:24 am

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday.

China's Xi says navy should become world class - 24/05 11:47 pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for greater efforts to make the country's navy a world class one, strong in operations on, below and above the surface, as it steps up its ability to project power far from its shores. China's navy has taken an increasingly prominent role in recent months, with a rising star admiral taking command, its first aircraft carrier sailing around self-ruled Taiwan and a new aircraft carrier launched last month. With President Donald Trump promising a US ..

What happened at the meeting between Trump and the pope? - 24/05 11:09 pm

President Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, May 24. The pope spoke with Trump about peace, the environment and immigrants. The meeting comes a year after the two clashed on Trumps immigration policy. The two met privately and exchanged gifts, and Francis lightened the mood by jokingly asking Melania Trump a specific question about Trump.

Four climbers found dead in tents on Everest, identities unknown - 24/05 10:06 pm

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali sherpas have found four climbers dead in their tents on Mount Everest, officials said on Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain to 10 in the past month. The climbers were found overnight in two tents at Camp Four, at 8,000 meters (26,246 feet), Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks group, to which the sherpas belonged, said.

Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines - 24/05 1:25 pm

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday that he'll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country's south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a crisis at home sparked by a Muslim extremist siege on a city, where militants burned buildings overnight and are feared to have taken hostages.

Gloves off as Trump heads to Vatican - 24/05 12:26 am

Billionaire President Donald Trump heads to the Vatican on Wednesday to meet man-of-the-poor Pope Francis, with all eyes on whether they will end their sparring to find common ground. The two leaders have been at odds over issues from migration to climate change, staking out starkly opposing positions through the media, most notably in 2016 while Trump was campaigning for the US presidency. During his campaign, Trump evoked the spectre of an IS attack on the Vatican, saying that "if and when" ..

Newark airport reopens after engine fire prompts plane evacuation - 24/05 12:24 am

Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey has reopened after temporarily shutting down late Tuesday, following an engine fire that prompted the evacuation of an airplane, officials said. There were reports of five minor injuries, according to a statement posted on the airport's official Twitter account, with delays expected to persist through the night. "Newark Airport is temporarily closed due to deployment of emergency chutes on a plane with an apparent engine fire," an earlier post ..

U.S. government sues Fiat Chrysler over excess emissions - 24/05 11:44 am

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014. The U.S. Justice Department lawsuit, filed in U.S. District court in Detroit, is a procedural step that may ramp up pressure on Fiat Chrysler and comes amid growing scrutiny of diesels by regulators around the world. VW admitted to intentionally cheating while Fiat ..

5 killed, 286 held in Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town - 24/05 10:05 am

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Bahrain police raided a town Tuesday that is home to a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation, arresting 286 people in an assault in which officers fired tear gas and shotguns at protesters. At least five demonstrators were killed and others wounded.

Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway - 24/05 8:19 am

A massive rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic seaside Highway 1 which had already been hit by a number of road closures caused by severe winter storms, state transportation officials said Tuesday. The slide on one of America's most picturesque highways took place on Saturday morning in a remote and largely uninhabited area known as Mud Creek. The road in that section of the highway had already been shut down before a million tons of earth came tumbling down from a hillside, ..

Experts: Traveler should have drawn scrutiny before flight - 24/05 8:12 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) A man acted strangely long before he caused a disturbance on a plane that prompted fighter jets to accompany it to Hawaii, but a lack of communication and an airline's hesitancy to be caught on video booting a passenger could have played a role in allowing him to fly, experts say.

Britain raises terror threat level after concert carnage - 24/05 7:53 am

Britain prepared to deploy soldiers at key sites on Wednesday, having raised its terror threat level to maximum after a suicide bomber massacred 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester. Addressing the nation from her Downing Street office, Prime Minister Theresa May warned late Tuesday that a new attack "may be imminent" and there was a possibility of "a wider group of individuals linked to this attack".

British police name suicide bomber, threat level raised to critical - 24/05 5:18 am

By Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. The man suspected of carrying out Britain's deadliest bombing in nearly 12 years was named as Salman Abedi, aged 22, but police declined to give further details about him.

Tesla confirms key details surrounding the upcoming Model 3 - 24/05 5:01 am

In just a few weeks, Tesla will begin mass production on the Model 3, the company's highly anticipated mass market EV. With a entry-level sticker price of just $35,000, the Model 3 will be Tesla's most affordable vehicle yet and will help hasten the adoption of electric vehicles in the mainstream. While we already know a lot about the Model 3, there are many details Tesla has yet to divulge. For instance, just last week a photo of a Model 3 with a wooden trim interior surfaced online, a design ..

Fox News retracts Seth Rich conspiracy story as Hannity vows to press on - 24/05 4:19 am

A controversial Fox News report about the death of a Democratic National Committee employeelast summer a story that had fueled a conspiracy theory that rocketed across right-wing media, but reportedly embarrassedsome of the networks staffers was retracted by the network Tuesday afternoon. The report attempted to tie the death of data analyst Seth Rich who was shot in what Washington police believe was a botched robbery attempt to the leak of DNC emails to WikiLeaks, ..

Sanders and Schumer say Trumps budget takes a sledgehammer to the .. - 24/05 4:05 am

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticized President Trumps 2018 budget proposal for cuts to domestic programs. Schumer said, The Trump budget takes a sledgehammer to the middle class and to working-class Americans.

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally - 24/05 3:59 am

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group alleged Tuesday.

Republicans and Democrats dismiss Trumps budget as dead on arrival - 24/05 3:48 am

The White House budget director began making his case for the 2018 budget Tuesday, but it met initial skepticism from members of both parties.

Bahrain police fire on Shiite protest, one reported dead - 24/05 3:45 am

Bahraini police opened fire Tuesday on a protest by supporters of a top Shiite cleric, with at least one demonstrator reported dead in the latest unrest to hit the Sunni-ruled Gulf state. The Britain-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) announced the "tragic death of a peaceful protester in the crackdown" in Diraz, the scene of a long-running sit-in outside the home of cleric Isa Qassim. Eyewitnesses told AFP multiple civilians were wounded when police opened fire at ..

Manchester terror attack: What we know - 24/05 3:18 am

Twenty-two people, including children, were killed in a suicide bombing at a pop concert packed with teens in the British city of Manchester late Monday. Here is what we know so far about the terror attack, the deadliest in Britain since 2005. Police said they were called at 10:33 pm (2133 GMT) Monday to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena during a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande, who is popular with teenagers and pre-teens.

Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues, home - 24/05 3:07 am

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Anti-government protesters in Venezuela have settled on a new target for their frustration: Hugo Chavez.

Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job - 24/05 1:55 am

By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agency. The former health minister and foreign minister received more than half the votes in the first round and then won a decisive second-round election, beating Britain's David Nabarro to the job. "It's a victory day for Ethiopia and for Africa," Ethiopia's ..

The Latest: Leaders attack lawsuit over schools for blacks - 24/05 1:48 am

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) The Latest on a lawsuit alleging that Mississippi is breaking federal law by providing unequal schooling to black students (all times local):

Trump's Saudi embrace, Iran disdain upend Obama's vision: analysts - 24/05 12:52 am

US President Donald Trump's emphatic embrace of Sunni Arab regimes and his vilification of Iran mark a stark departure from the vision of his predecessor Barack Obama in the volatile region, analysts say. Pointedly delivering his first foreign speech in Riyadh on Sunday, Trump praised the six-state Gulf Cooperation Council, specifically Saudi Arabia, for efforts to cut off funding to extremists while lambasting Iran as the "spearhead of terrorism". While the unpredictable Trump completed the ..

The Latest: Slain student remembered at commencement - 23/05 11:06 pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) The Latest on the stabbing death of a black student visiting the University of Maryland (all times local):

Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed - 23/05 11:05 pm

BEIRUT (AP) An explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported.

Correction: Immigration Protection-Haiti story - 23/05 10:48 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) In a story May 22 about US extending a humanitarian program for Haitians , The Associated Press reported erroneously that Omarosa Manigault said the president was "making his promise." This was a typo. The correct quote was "this is him keeping his promise."

The most horrible feeling: Mother of missing Manchester concertgoer .. - 23/05 10:02 pm

Many attendees at the concert that was hit by a bomb on Monday were young people. One distraught parent described her feelings as she waited for news.

Iran condemns UK attack, criticizes Western security ties to Gulf - 23/05 9:05 pm

Iran condemned a suicide attack at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people, but in an apparent swipe at Western security cooperation with Gulf Arab states said "artificial alliances" would not eliminate such threats. "Terrorism will be uprooted only by taking comprehensive measures, and avoiding double standards," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA on Tuesday. "Artificial alliances would not stop the expansion of cancerous terrorism ..

India fires on Pakistani military posts, army says - 23/05 9:00 pm

India announced Tuesday it had fired mortars at Pakistani army posts across their disputed border in Kashmir, a rare public disclosure of such a pre-emptive assault against its neighbour. Troops fired at military camps in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir which were being used to harbour militants, an Indian army spokesman said. "As part of our counter-terror operations, punitive fire assaults across LoC (Line of Control, the de facto border) are being undertaken by the Indian army," Major-General ..

S. Korea fires warning shots at object flown from N. Korea - 23/05 5:56 pm

South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday at a flying object that entered the country's airspace from North Korea across the Demilitarized Zone, Seoul's military said. One official told AFP it appeared to be a drone. The official gave no details, but previous drones flown across the border have been similar in size to hobby craft.

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Focus on 1MDB allows other abuses to go unnoticed, .. - Mkini
Malaysiakini (subscription) Focus on 1MDB allows other abuses to go unnoticed, economist warns Malaysiakini (subscription) However, economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram now warns that the focus on 1MDB has allowed other excesses to go relatively unnoticed. As an example, the former United Nations ..
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Jomo: Foreign political funding always raises red flag .. - FMT
Free Malaysia Today Jomo: Foreign political funding always raises red flag Free Malaysia Today Another panellist, prominent human rights lawyer Syahredzan Johan proposed that a law be enacted to clearly spell out the role of a caretaker government from the time parliament was dissolved for a ..

Indonesia probes suicide attack that killed 3 .. - CNA
Channel NewsAsia Indonesia probes suicide attack that killed 3 policemen Channel NewsAsia Indonesia's elite anti-terror squad was Thursday investigating a suicide bombing attack near a busy Jakarta bus station that killed three policemen. AFP/FERNANDO. 25 May 2017 12:25PM (Updated: 25 May 2017 ..

Mahathir bemoans 'loss' of Proton, says more assets .. - FMT
Free Malaysia Today Mahathir bemoans 'loss' of Proton, says more assets may be sold Free Malaysia Today The former prime minister says Proton may do splendidly after Geely buys over a 49.9% stake but that he cannot be proud of the success of something that does not belong to him or his country. ..

DJI unveils its smallest drone ever - AsiaOne - Asiaone
AsiaOne DJI unveils its smallest drone ever AsiaOne DJI unveiled its tiny Spark drone on Wednesday, and it's sort of the anti-drone for consumers. It's small enough to fit in your hand, launches and lands from there, can be controlled almost entirely with gestures, lets you take a selfie from just 10 ..
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The eyes have it: How to prevent visual hacking in .. - Securityinfowatch
SecurityInfoWatch The eyes have it: How to prevent visual hacking in financial institutions SecurityInfoWatch He has developed and sustained risk oversight for major financial institutions in privacy, data protection, information security, incident response management, enterprise assessments and ..
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Cloak and Dagger Android Vulnerability is Supremely .. - Infosecurity-magazine
Infosecurity Magazine Cloak and Dagger Android Vulnerability is Supremely Dangerous Infosecurity Magazine A new vulnerability for Android , dubbed Cloak and Dagger, has been discovered by the Georgia Institute of Technology . It makes it easier for bad actors to pass off trojanized apps as ..
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Facebook will court 'millennials' with its original .. - Engadget
Engadget Facebook will court 'millennials' with its original videos Engadget Facebook's dreams of pushing original video shows may be delayed, but that's doing little to stop its ever-growing ambitions. Reuters sources claim that Facebook has landed deals with a slew of "millennial-focused" ..
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Wrthersee Sauce: Volkswagen Shows Off Hybrid .. - Caranddriver
Car and Driver (blog) Wrthersee Sauce: Volkswagen Shows Off Hybrid All-Wheel-Drive GTI at Annual Car Meet Car and Driver (blog) Marking a decade of concept cars presented by Volkswagen's Wolfsburg apprentices at Wrthersee, the aptly named Golf GTI First Decade concept sports an innovative ..