News Summary on Tuesday, May 15th 2018

Here's what was on the mystery pages of Anne Frank's diary

[] She later died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp when she was 15 Her diary is often many young people's introduction to the horrors of the Holocaust (CNN)Mystery has swirled around the two pages of Anne Frank's diary where brown paper was pasted over the writing

Tom Wolfe, prolific journalist and author, dead at 88

[] Tom Wolfe, the journalist and author of books like "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" has died. Wolfe pioneered "New Journalism," a style known for longform pieces written in a subjective voice. CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers takes a look back at his life.

Royal wedding: What was Meghan Markle's first wedding like?

[] GETTY Meghan Markle Hours before tying the knot with film producer Trevor Engelson, the then 30-year-old Suits actress was pictured in a miniscule yellow bikini AFP/Getty Images 1 of 26 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding: What we know so far After the wedding, it was like a light switched off

Europe, Iran say push to save nuclear deal off to good start

[] From left, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pose for a photo during a meeting of the foreign ministers from Britain, France and Germany with the Iran Foreign Minister and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, at the Europa building in Brussels, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran central bank governor

[] The U.S. Treasury also blacklisted Ali Tarzali, assistant director of the international department of Iran’s central bank, and the chairman of Al-Bilad Islamic Bank, Aras Habib It said Habib had a history of smuggling money to Iranian-backed Iraqi groups and enabled the IRGC-QF’s exploitation of Iraq’s banking sector to move funds from Tehran to Hezbollah, jeopardizing the integrity of the Iraqi financial system The Quds Force is an elite unit in charge of the IRGC overseas operations

Controversial Russia-Crimea bridge opens

[] Media player Media playback is unsupported on your device Controversial Russia-Crimea bridge opens Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has inaugurated a highly controversial bridge linking southern Russia to Crimea The $3.7bn (£2.7bn) bridge has been a flagship political project for Russia as it seeks to cement its hold on to the territory it annexed from Ukraine in 2014

EU 'seeking quick solution to save Iran nuclear deal'

[] The European Union cannot provide legal and economic guarantees to Iran but is serious about seeking a way to keep investment flowing and will come forward with measures in the next few weeks, the EU's top diplomat said on Tuesday The group will meet again in Vienna next week at the level of deputy foreign ministers We are working on finding a practical solution, Mogherini told a news conference

Beutner's first day, Cal State's budget, charter money in the governor's race: What's new in education

[] The nation’s second-largest school district has deep-seated problems, including declining enrollment, lagging academic achievement and rising pension and healthcare costs that eat away at its budget A judge dismisses an Orange County school board member’s request for a restraining order against a blogger

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians near border as Gaza buries dead

[] It appeared that many protesters had gone to mourning tents rather than back to the scene of Monday’s bloodshed Citing security concerns, Israel and Egypt maintain tight curbs on the enclave, deepening economic hardship and raising humanitarian concerns Slideshow (21 Images) Hamas’ role in the violence must be investigated, he added

The Latest: Israeli military sends aid to Gaza

[] JERUSALEM (AP) The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Israel has asked the Turkish Consul General in Jerusalem to temporarily leave the country (AP Photo/Adel Hana) A woman holds a Palestinian flag as a protester burns tires near the Israeli border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, Monday, May 14, 2018

Gap apologises for selling T-shirt bearing 'incorrect' map of China

[] The post sparked hundreds of complaints, leading Gap to issue a statement saying it would implement rigorous reviews to prevent such an incident happening again Get out of China if you don't recognise its borders Another user wrote: Resist such a rubbish company! And withdraw this T shirt from all markets The Independent has contacted Gap Inc for comment on this story

Ramadan 2018: How long does Ramadan last? How many hours is Ramadan?

[] Many Muslims will try and recite as much of the Koran as they can during the month Fasting is seen as a way to become closer to God through a detachment from material pleasures In the Gregorian calendar, it runs from approximately September 21 2017 to September 10 2018

RUGBY TRAGEDY: Second British player dies on Sri Lanka tour

[] He was then pronounced dead on Tuesday, according to the police spokesman’s office Mr Howard’s post-mortem examination did not reveal any existing injury or illness that might have caused his death We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Baty family

Gazans bury their dead after the bloodiest day of Israel border protests

[] human rights office condemned what it called the appalling deadly violence by Israeli forces Hamas denied instigating it but the White House backed Netanyahu, saying Hamas intentionally and cynically provoking this response Hamas' role in the violence must be investigated, he added

Pilot 'sucked halfway' out of cockpit after windshield shatters

[] He suffered scratches and a sprained wrist, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said, adding that one other cabin crew member was also injured in the descent We experienced a few seconds of free fall before it stabilised again, an unnamed passenger told the government-run China News Service Seven others on that flight suffered minor injuries

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle star in 'loving, informal' official Royal wedding coin

[] It is Ms Markle's first appearance on a UK coin by the Royal Mint, with artists being invited into Kensington Palace for a special photoshoot to help them capture the couple's likeness The pair can be seen looking lovingly into each other's eyes and highlights the easy familiarity and connection between the royal duo Prince Harry featured on an Alderney coin by the Royal Mint in 2005 to mark his 21st birthday

North Korea monitors claim nuclear test site dismantling has begun

[] South Korea's Defense Ministry said it is monitoring the developments at Punggye-ri closely, deputy spokesman Lee Jin-woo said at a news conference North Korea has announced the dismantling of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, so we assess that they will do preparatory work according to the planned schedule, he said Follow Joshua Berlinger on Twitter CNN's Sophie Jeong and Jamie Tarabay contributed to this report

Caged tiger entertainment at Florida high school prom night prompts outrage

[] Wild animals aren’t prom decorations, and TeachKind (Peta’s humane education division) is calling on CCHS to avoid further embarrassment by implementing an immediate ban on live animals at school events, said Peta’s Marta Holmberg We can assure the Columbus community and all who have expressed concern, that we are sorry

Two Koreas to hold high-level talks on Wednesday

[] By Kim Bo-eun The two Koreas will hold a high-level meeting on Wednesday to discuss follow-up measures about the agreements reached at the inter-Korean summit The issue of separated family members holds priority, a high-level unification ministry official told reporters, Tuesday

GAP 'extremely sorry' for China map T-shirt which omits Taiwan and the South China Sea

[] We are now launching an internal investigation to correct mistakes as soon as possible The literary prize eventually backtracked on its decision last month Photos of the tourists in their nationalist attire were widely shared on Vietnamese social media, with many posts calling for the party to be deported

US First Lady Melania Trump has kidney surgery for 'benign' condition

[] The pair married in 2005 and have a son together, Baron, who is 12 First Lady Melania TrumpCredit:JIM WATSON/AFP Mr Trump went to see his wife in hospital on Monday Ronald Reagan’s wife Nancy was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a 50-minute operation in 1987

Gaza RAGES as Trump opens embassy in Jerusalem

[] Mr Kushner, US envoy to the Middle East, said: Jerusalem must remain a city that brings people of all faiths together He said: Choosing a tragic day in Palestinian history [to open the Jerusalem embassy] shows great insensibility and disrespect for the principles of the peace process

58 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move

[] It was by far the deadliest day of cross-border violence since a devastating 2014 war between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers, and further dimmed the already bleak prospects for President Donald Trump's hoped-for peace plan Throughout the day, sirens wailed as the wounded were carried to ambulances (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner) Gaza's Health Ministry says the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire near the Gaza border has reached 37

Video: Shiite cleric Sadr takes surprise lead in Iraq election

[] Video: Shiite cleric Sadr takes surprise lead in Iraq election COMMENT(S)

Former Premier League defender dies at 37

[] He attempted to switch international allegiance before Trinidad and Tobago played at the 2006 World Cup in Germany There was also a minute's applause before the game while fans chanted the defender's name ahead of kick off During the applause Villa's big screens showed Samuel's two league goals for the club - both against Charlton during the 2003-04 season

Aston Villa 0-0 Middlesbrough (Agg: 1-0): Villa reach play-off final

[] Villa fans certainly believe, invading the pitch at the end to spark claret and blue flares and carry Jack Grealish off on their shoulders The Boro goalkeeper was at it again 15 minutes from time, diving at full stretch to stop a long-range Grealish strike

Mariners All-Star Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation

[] SEATTLE (AP) Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement In a statement released through the players' association, Cano said, This substance was given to me by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment He was scheduled to meet with a hand specialist in Philadelphia early Tuesday

David Tepper to Buy Carolina Panthers for $2.2 Billion

[] Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and head coach Ron Rivera during the team's rookie minicamp practice in 2017 He will have to give up that stake to become the Panthers’ majority owner The Panthers played their first season in 1995 and have reached two Super Bowls, though they lost both of them

Liverpool news: Asmir Begovic makes Real Madrid Champions League final prediction

[] It’s a heck of a Champions League final, Begovic told talkSPORT I mean you couldn’t wish for much more with two huge clubs going at it For myself living here in England and playing in England, I would love the English team to win it, so I’m hoping Liverpool can pull it off

Jos Buttler recalled to England squad for Pakistan series

[] Jos Buttler was today handed a recall to Test cricket 18 months after his last appearance in a bold and imaginative first move by new national selector Ed Smith Instead this season he has been in scintillating form in the Indian Premier League and earns a Test recall for the first time since facing India in Chennai 18 months ago on the back of five successive Twenty20 half-centuries Vince pays the price for averaging just 24 from his 13 Test appearances

Rockets not panicking after Game 1 loss to Warriors

[] Even with Golden State stealing home-court advantage from Houston in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, and with Game 2 on Wednesday now qualifying as a must-win for this team that built its roster with this challenge in mind, the Rockets big man who made headlines back in January by declaring that his team was better than the defending champion Warriors is sticking by his stance Maybe we’re going to have to be more aware on the weak side, maybe (use) flares to get guys open, to get more movement, so all the focus won’t be on the guys on the weak side David Butler II, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen Last SlideNext Slide

[] On hand are Splash Brothers and point guards with Hall of Fame credentials sharing a backcourt; an MVP and Sixth Man of the Year; a versatilely skilled forward and a burgeoning big primed for a pay raise How the Warriors corral Harden and Paul on drives and midrange jumpers will resonate Now whether it's a little bit more or a little bit less, I think that depends on the game But we're not going to change up a whole lot of what we do

Treasury 10-year yield hits seven-year high

[] The 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose 0.09 percentage point on Tuesday to 4.75%, a new 52-week high, according to Mortgage News Daily The core personal consumption expenditures price index, the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation, rose 1.9% in March Traders recently put 51% odds on a fourth interest rate hike in 2018

Retail Roundup: Home Depot Drops; What to Expect From Walmart Earnings

[] Earnings Home Depot (HD) is trading down today, following its first-quarter earnings Morgan Stanley's Michel Dilmanian writes that although the April figure was a bit light, upward revisions to both February and March provided a solid ramp for spending in the second quarter

Worried Hawaii homeowners ask: Am I covered for lava damage?

[] His policy will pay for damage from a fire but not from lava They were waiting for a follow-up call they hoped would provide more clarity The industry grew the fastest on the Big Island last year compared to other islands in the archipelago, pulling in about $2.5 billion in visitor spending

US sanctions target Iran central bank governor

[] Mr Le Maire and Mr Le Drian told the executives that the government was asking the US administration for more time as well as exemptions before sanctions were implemented EU officials also cautioned they did not expect much leniency from the US administration

Seattle OKs tax on Amazon, Starbucks and other giant companies to help the homeless

[] Seattle's largest businesses such as Inc Council member Lisa Herbold, a bill sponsor, said that the revenue won't be enough to fully address the problem given the city's dire needs and human suffering, but the bill was the strongest proposal that could withstand the veto threat

US retail sales up solid 0.3 pct. in April in hopeful sign

[] The spending gains were spread across most retail categories, with especially big gains at furniture and clothing stores Consumer spending climbed at a 4 percent annual rate in the final three months of last year, the sharpest increase in three years On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for April

Gap apologizes for selling T-shirt with 'incorrect map' of China

[] We've learned that a Gap brand T-shirt sold in some overseas markets failed to reflect the correct map of China Earlier this month, the White House sharply criticized China's efforts to force foreign airlines to change how they described Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau on their websites as Orwellian nonsense

Turkey's lira hammered after Erdogan says wants greater economic...

[] Erdogan's comments helped pushed the ailing lira TRYTOM=D3 to a fresh record low of 4.4604 against the dollar, bringing its decline this year to more than 14 percent Yields on 10-year government bonds TR10YT=RR briefly touched their highest since at least January 2010 To view a graphic on Turkey inflation and central bank funding, click:

German economic growth slows in first quarter

[] BERLIN (AP) German economic growth slowed to 0.3 percent in the first quarter, its weakest performance in more than a year, though analysts largely blame one-time factors like bad weather and expect a rebound He said that there are promising signs of a rebound over the coming months

Soros foundation to shut its office in 'repressive' Hungary

[] REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Photo SPLINTER IN THE EYE On Monday, Orban’s cabinet minister Antal Rogan said the government would further tighten restrictions on non-governmental organizations in its planned Stop Soros bill CEU cannot go into another academic year in a situation of legal uncertainty, he said

Vodafone boss Vittorio Colao to step down in October

[] Free cash flow rose by 34 per cent to €5.4billion, in line with the group's guidance However, the main story is the direction of travel All the while, broad-based growth across Italy, Germany and Spain means Vodafone’s existing European markets look healthier.'

See the first trailer for Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody"

[] Then, last December, director Bryan Singer was fired and replaced by filmmaker Dexter Fletcher Singer told The Hollywood Reporter he was absent from the set because he had to return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of his parents, leading to his firing

Tom Wolfe, 'The Right Stuff' author, dies

[] Best-selling author Tom Wolfe has died at age 88 Wolfe was credited with the emergence of New Journalism

'Bonfire of the Vanities' author Tom Wolfe dead at 88

[] Written in a wild free-association style that disregarded rules of punctuation, it was filled with sentence fragments and used words like skakkkkkkkkkkkkkk and wowwwwwww He is irritating, but he did develop a new journalistic idiom that has brought relief from standard Middle-High Journalese Bush while receiving the National Humanities Medal in Washington, U.S., April 22, 2002

The lowdown on BBC Two documentary Robbie's War: The Rise And Fall Of The Playboy Billionaire which explores the life of Robbie Tchenguiz

[] In 2011 he was wrongly arrested for fraud after a £1.4 billion loan from an Icelandic bank collapsed Over the years, Robbie's girlfriends have included supermodel Naomi Campbell, US actress Caprice Bourret and Towie star Chloe Sims Robbie's estranged wife Heather Bird still lives with him and his Polish girlfriend Dybowska in their mansion overlooking the Royal Albert Hall

Lyft joins Uber to end forced arbitration for sexual assault victims

[] In addition, Lyft said it will no longer require confidentiality agreements in exchange for settlements -- a change Uber also made -- CNN's Nelli Black, Curt Devine, Drew Griffin, Majlie de Puy Kamp, Collette Richards and Whitney Clegg contributed reporting

The Solis SO-6000 wireless speaker matches retro style with antiquated sound

[] Research Center:Solis SO-6000 Solis Audio, a brand under the Spectra umbrella (alongside Studebaker and Hello Kitty, you’ll be happy to learn), hasn’t been around long, but the company has produced some very interesting audio equipment in its short existence Songs with substantial bass quickly became overwhelming and boom-y

Hungary Put Up a Border Wall to Keep Out Non-White Invaders - and It Works Great!

[] The main ruse of all Soros-funded NGOs is constant litigation Today, most illegal immigrants enter countries in the EU legally but overstay or violate whatever visa they may have obtained So there is a strip of land which is legally Hungary, before the migrants hit the fence But by not being present for a trial, the case is then dismissed

5 Major Differences Between Russian Christianity and Protestantism (VIDEO)

[] Views on the Church Orthodox believe there is just only one Church That church is governed by bishops, whom the Orthodox believe are direct successors of the Apostles In other words, there is a historical genealogy: the Apostles passed down the Grace of the Holy Spirit down to the contemporary Orthodox bishops They don’t believe that multiple denominations are ‘truly Christian’ in the fullest sense This is often referred to with the technical term theosis

Meet the women of Cannes film Festival

[] Emerging corners of the festival boast even more female representation There is diversity too, with Canadian-Mexican director Yulene Olaizola’s Mayan thriller Tragic Jungle , Israel’s Maya Dreifuss’s beauty queen policier Highway 65 and Haiti’s Guetty Felin’s family drama A Rooster on the Fire Escape all in contention To find out more about priceless experiences available to Mastercard cardholders, visit

A Christian Explanation of Israel's 70 Years of War, Political Manipulation, Subterfuge

[] Although shockingly deficient in his grasp of German developments, Black explicates the several Jewish positions, and seems to argue both that an early boycott might have succeeded and that the Zionists were the coldest realists-perhaps the only realists-of the period

This Is What It's Like When Your Home Is A War Zone

[] They flew through the chilly 5 a.m. light to crack like champagne glasses thrown against a wall I asked permission from a group of fighters to shoot a video Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement

Ecosystem volunteers return to real world

[] Next, the project team will begin research and development on small bioregenerative life-support instruments to be carried by the nation's lunar and Martian probes, Liu said The second group completed a 200-day stay, breaking a world record set in the former Soviet Union when three people stayed for 180 days in a similar closed system in the early 1970s

Magaluf FINISHED? Snowflakes snub Brit party hotspot for 'vegan yoga retreats'

[] If it continues like this, soon there won’t be anyone under 40 in the resort It is no longer about drinking games, sex on the beach or KFC at 4am in the morning And shock pictures from the strip and boat parties showed Brits were still willing to get into the spirit of things

Melbourne's major universities languish at bottom of the pile for student satisfaction: survey

[] For the first time, the federal education department will publish the full league tables showing how students felt about teaching, support and resources at their tertiary institutions There are some flaws in this particular tool, she said The same pattern was reflected in Sydney, with fewer students at the major, more established universities reporting a positive experience in the survey

Before and after: Satellite images show devastation of the Leilani Estates neighborhood from Hawaii volcano

[] Satellite imagery and analytics firm DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company, directed its cameras over the verdant, green landscape of Leilani Estates as it appeared about a year ago, on May 24, 2017 The after images show the charred neighborhood on Monday, May 14

Violent Protests Are Raging in Nicaragua. What’s Next?

[] Whether these opposition protests are able to sustain themselves, and whether they have a plan – overcoming and coming together and putting pressure on the regime – that's a whole other story His administration has repeatedly changed election rules to allow victories with as little as 35 percent the overall vote, for example

Associates shocked at arrest of suspect in 7-year-old girl's murder

[] The arrest of a man in connection with the murder of a 7-year-old girl in Niigata city last week has shocked people who knew him as an earnest worker and a mature guy He is believed to have been a stranger to the girl, according to the sources The arrest brought relief to worried parents of students attending the same elementary school and many voiced their sympathies to the parents of the victim

North Korea Starts to Dismantle Nuclear-Test Site

[] The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization said it hasn’t been asked to participate in the verification Separate satellite images from DigitalGlobepublished on Monday by 38 North, a website dedicated to North Korea issuesshowed that as of May 7, no tunnel entrances appeared to have been permanently closed, and two of the largest buildings appeared to be intact

EU 'seeking quick solution to save Iran nuclear deal'

[] The European Union cannot provide legal and economic guarantees to Iran but is serious about seeking a way to keep investment flowing and will come forward with measures in the next few weeks, the EU's top diplomat said on Tuesday The group will meet again in Vienna next week at the level of deputy foreign ministers We are working on finding a practical solution, Mogherini told a news conference

Scottish Tories FURIOUS as Brexit block gives Sturgeon's independence crusade fresh hope

[] During heated clashes Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser highlighted that Lib Dem grandees such as Lord Wallace of Tankerness, the former Deputy First Minister, and former Holyrood Presiding Officer Lord Steel of Aikwood, had welcomed UK Government concessions

Where Panthers $2.2B sale ranks among richest deals in US sports history

[] Billionaire's departure adding up to $140M to N.J FOX Business breaks down the most expensive franchise sales in the history of U.S. sports below Houston Rockets, NBA, $2.2 billion : Casino and restaurant magnate Tilman Fertitta paid $2.2 billion to buy the Rockets from previous owner Leslie Alexander in a deal that was completed in September 2017

Game Over: Gina Haspel On Track To Be Confirmed As CIA Director

[] Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) join Sens However, Ms. Haspel explained to me that the agency should not have employed such tactics in the past and has assured me that it will not do so in the future But it mimicks the debate over Mike Pompeo’s nomination to lead the State Department ― when moderate or vulnerable red-state Democrats sided with Republicans to ultimately confirm a Trump nominee

Taliban Attack Tests Afghan Forces Near Iran Border

[] Nearly all the security forces in Farah are from the province, Mr. Aazami explained Mr. Salangi, the provincial governor, said he hoped that Farah could be cleared of Taliban fighters by nightfall Four months ago, however, it stepped up military activities in the remote, sparsely populated region Now, Afghanistan has become a battlefield for Saudi and Iran, too

Massive inferno rips through several buildings in major city

[] TWITTER INFERNO: A massive fire engulfs buildings in Molenbeek The fire, in Molenbeek, was captured on social media by worried members of the public as they looked on from a distance

U.K. Promises Brexit Clarity in Time for EU Summit in June

[] Pro-EU Business Secretary Greg Clark and Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley were teamed with Brexit Secretary David Davis on Max Fac, which the latter supports business How to Lease a $50,000 BMW for Less Than a Subway Pass pursuits Second Wynn Picasso Yanked From Christie's Sale After Mishap politics Erdogan Plans to Tighten His Grip on Turkey’s Economy

Turkey’s Erdogan slams Netanyahu, calls Israel an ‘apartheid state’

[] Erdogan tweeted the comment a day after 59 Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli forces on the Gaza border Hours later, Israel responded by expelling the Turkish consul in Jerusalem Turkey has been among the loudest critics of Israel’s response to the recent protests

Brexit blueprint to be revealed by May NEXT MONTH to FINALLY settle EU trade disputes

[] Labour's motion would require the Government to release to Parliament all papers prepared for the sub-committee on the two customs models, including any economic analysis He urged her to face down warnings from the Irish Government about the threat of a hard border with Northern Ireland She was said to have hit back: I would not be as confident as you

A refugee's lifetime: Palestinian grandmother tells RT of 70 years of Israeli occupation

[] Nakba, or 'catastrophe', is the word Palestinians use to describe the killings and mass exodus of Palestinians from their homes to make way for the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 They built it as close to the camp, on the Jerusalem side, as they could

Breaking Up Pennsylvania’s Boys Club

[] There are no women in the Keystone State's congressional delegation, but Tuesday’s primaries could be the start of change.

Fierce exchanges over Gaza killings

[] She said the US deplores the loss of human life but laid blame on Hamas, saying: Make no mistake, Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday Germany, the UK, Ireland and Belgium all called for an independent inquiry The only way of stopping more violence and death is to work seriously to settle the conflict

U.S. Embassy Move, Bloodshed Add to Friction Between U.S. and Allies

[] Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) called it long overdue For the council to issue a statement all 15 members must unanimously agree on the text The responsibility for these tragic deaths rests squarely with Hamas, said White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah

The price of oil inches towards $80 a barrel

[] OPEC’s sometimes-unruly members have even over-delivered on their promised cuts: as of last month, they were trimming their production by 63% more than they had promised, according to the World Bank But no producer wants the good times to end too soon

Federal lawsuit filed to block Obama library construction

[] The lawsuit comes days before the Chicago Plan Commission meets to consider the project submitted by the Obama Foundation, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Department of Transportation We are concerned that these are not the best ways to use public funds to invest in the future of Chicago, the letter reads

Trump-friendly immigration hardliner could win Democratic primary in Pennsylvania on Tuesday

[] If you try to run a Democrat like a Republican, the Democrats won’t show up, Edwards said Neither Edwards or Morganelli said they were explicitly told to drop out Former Lehigh County Commissioner and business executive Dean Browning is also running There will also be primary races in Idaho, Nebraska and Oregon on Tuesday

Nakba Day marks the loss that Palestinians feel daily

[] May 15 is the date when Palestinians observe Nakba Day Day of the Catastrophe in commemoration of their displacement in 1948 after Israel’s declaration of independence and the ensuing war, but their sense of loss is always with them I had never seen so much sadness on my father’s face, Imam said

Donald Trump praises sacrifice of law enforcement officers killed on duty

[] Martinez was found dead in a culvert along a highway in Van Horn, Texas, in circumstances that haven’t been explained We’re getting them out or we’re putting them in prison I have directed DOJ to do everything in its power to end attacks on law enforcement

Trump pays tribute to fallen officers in emotional ceremony

[] Trump made the pitch to lawmakers Tuesday after speaking about a Border Patrol agent who was killed on the job in November The law-and-order president says government's first duty is to protect its citizens He adds that the Department of Homeland Security is on the front lines of this incredible, heroic fight

Mum 'whispered in son's ear' before lying in front of train as horrified commuters watched

[] INS DEVASTATED: Rubina's brother Zahire spoke to the pair earlier that day They were surprised to see me as well, but a nice unexpected surprise and we stopped and had a brief chat For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 116 123 or visit a local Samaritans branch

More than 60 Windrush citizens could have been removed or deported, says home secretary

[] Sajid Javid told the Home Affairs Select Committee there were 63 cases where people who entered the UK before 1973 could have been wrongly removed or deported He stressed that it was not a final number at this point and could change because the work on the records was still ongoing

Air France names new leaders as airline looks to end costly turbulence

[] These strikes will also have a negative impact on the group's financial results, the board said Couderc launched a restructuring plan at Presstalis in 2012 which slashed the workforce in half, prompting repeated strikes which blocked the distribution of newspapers

Israel, U.S. criticized for Palestinian deaths in Gaza clashes as death toll rises

[] Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday accused Iran of helping foment the violent and deadly clashes along the border with Gaza We know the riots are well organized, well funded and well orchestrated by Hamas, he added The situation in the Middle East is close to a perfect storm, he said

Two new deaths in Gaza clashes as Israel on defensive over dozens of earlier fatalities

[] Shops and businesses in Ramallah were closed for a general strike, and much of the normally bustling town was silent and deserted But Gaza health officials cited by the Associated Press said the baby apparently had a preexisting medical condition, and that the death was under investigation by a Gaza human rights group

Man Utd star Ashley Young posts emotional Jlloyd Samuel tribute after car crash death

[] GETTY HEARTBREAK: Jlloyd Samuel has died Samuel, 37, died in a car crash this morning after dropping his kids off at school The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association said he collided with an oncoming vehicle Since the heartbreaking news, tributes have flooded in for Samuel Our deepest condolences are with his family and friends at this difficult time

Billionaire David Tepper to buy Panthers for record $2.2B: Sources

[] Moore (12) runs past Chris Frey (50) after a catch during the NFL football team's rookie camp in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, May 12, 2018 Tepper, 60, is a part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and founder and president of Appaloosa Management, a global hedge fund based in Miami

Lava flow from Hawaii volcano could last for weeks — and paper masks won't keep you safe

[] Nearly 20 fissures have opened since the Kilauea volcano started erupting almost two weeks ago I’ve been around a very long time and I know this is different, said Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim, who was born in 1939, 20 years before Hawaii became a state

Ex-Prem star Jlloyd Samuel, 37, dies in horror fireball car crash

[] NC Samuel, 37, was returning home in England after dropping his kids off at school before the tragedy He collided with an oncoming vehicle, the association added The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and his former national teammates at this time extends deepest condolences to his family members both in the UK and here in Trinidad and Tobago

'We need a united front' Rolling Stones star Mick Jagger reveals Brexit frustration

[] The rock star urged politicians from all sides to come together for a united front in the EU negotiations to get on with it One week it’s one thing, the next week it’s another In 2016, Richards said he didn't give a damn about whether Britain was in or out of the EU

Palestinian Family Says 8-Month-Old Died From Israeli Tear Gas In Gaza Protest Crackdown (GRAPHIC)

[] It is unbearable to witness such a massive number of unarmed people being shot in such a short time, the group said The campaign is expected to end Tuesday, on the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call the Nakba, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were displaced during the 1948 war

Funerals Are Being Held For Palestinians Killed By Israeli Troops On The Bloodiest Day In Gaza For Years

[] The mother of 8-month-old Palestinian infant Laila al-Ghandour at her funeral in Gaza City Israel's ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, defended the army's actions in an interview with BBC Radio 4's Today programme It is imperative that everyone shows the utmost restraint to avoid further loss of life

Shock pics show student dying in hospital after taking lethal COCAINE cocktail

[] These pictures show star student Lucy White as she lay in hospital after a cocktail of drugs caused a seizure at home as her partner cooked dinner in the next room Despite being rushed to intensive care at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, Lucy died four days later

Brexiteer Kate Hoey RUINS Remoaners' economic threats with this BRILLIANT point

[] Pro-Brexit Labour MP Kate Hoey slammed Remainers for attempting to push the British Government into signing up to a new customs arrangement with the European Union That is what they really want, many of these people using these so-called economic reasons for pushing that

Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital 'on brink of collapse' as injuries mount

[] The commemoration highlights the violent campaign that led to the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their villages The most urgent cases came as a result of live ammunition and explosives, al-Sahabani noted But when tear gas canisters dropped from Israeli drones, everyone in the area was affected, al-Thaben explained, who previously lost another child in 2016

Devin Nunes: DOJ never should have open counter-intelligence into a political party

[] The congressman said that testimony from Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson indicated there was a source within the Trump campaign leaking information for the unverified dossier He added that the whole situation looks bad for the Justice Department and could even suggest they were setting Mr. Trump up

Israel condemned for 'eye for an eyelash' violence in Gaza deaths

[] In the West Bank, about 200 Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops in Bethlehem, throwing stones as smoke billowed from burning tires remains committed to a two-state solution, with Jerusalem as a shared capital The United States stands with Israel because we believe, we know, that it is the right thing to do, he said

Uganda govt imposes new tax on Bibles and Qurans

[] Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has insisted on taxing religious material imported into the country, the privately-owned Daily Monitor reported on Tuesday It follows a plan by government months back, to tax social media According to the Daily Monitor, nine out of every 10 Ugandans are either Christians or Muslims

Non-White Invasion of EU - Weekly Update - FASH the NATION - (May 11,'18 Audiocast)

[] The most popular Alt-Right podcast in America, its audience of 100K listeners is quickly gaining share from 'boomer', i.e The hosts, McFeels and Halberstram are very well-informed beltway policy pros, who get into the nitty-gritty of US domestic politics in ways other shows won't

Video: Hopes of Iran's youth replaced by fears of sanctions

[] Video: Hopes of Iran's youth replaced by fears of sanctions COMMENT(S)

Israeli Soldiers Have Shot Dead Dozens Of Palestinians Protesting The US Opening Its Embassy In Jerusalem

[] We are all under the Israeli occupation in different situations The fact that I, along with tens of millions of evangelical Christians around the world, continue to espouse that belief, is neither bigoted nor newsworthy 02:46 AM - 14 May 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite

Scores Killed as Palestinians Protest U.S. Embassy Opening in Jerusalem

[] Mr. Trump, whose team is working on an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, had said the move would take the divisive issue of Jerusalem off the table The plan is mostly finished, they said, and the administration is seeking the right time and place to present it Appeared in the May 15, 2018, print edition as 'Chaos as U.S. Embassy Opens.'

Meghan Markle sister sparks FURY by 'likening stressed dad to Princess Diana on GMB'

[] ITV STRESSED: Samantha Markle said her dad is under an 'unbelievable amount of stress' GETTY TRAGIC: Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 He's in a dangerous situation Samantha Markle Diana, her then boyfriend Dodi Fayed and her driver Henri Paul all died in a late-night car crash in central Paris after she left the Ritz Hotel

Piers Morgan attacks Meghan's sister for 'trashing' US actress

[] Last night it was revealed Thomas Markle was going to check back into hospital after suffering more chest pains, having admitted that he had been paid to pose for staged paparazzi pictures It is understood Meghan, 36, had already asked her to be on standby in case Thomas was too unwell to come to the UK

Pilot SUCKED OUT of passenger jet at 32,000ft after cockpit window shattered

[] Mobile phone footage emerged online shows flight attendants asking passengers to wear oxygen masks and putting on safety belts There were people screaming, bags dropping from the overhead cabin and lunch boxes scattering along the corridor CAAC of Southwest Regional Administration and Sichuan Airlines will investigate further

Gaza buries its dead as death toll from protests at fence with Israel rises to at least 60

[] More than two-thirds of Gaza’s population is descended from refugees who were displaced at the time of Israel’s creation 70 years ago A lot of people need operations soon, but the operation room is full This blood will keep boiling until the occupation leaves forever, he said

French rail strikers resort to sabotage as movement grows militant

[] Even after power was restored in Marseille rail workers and protesting students took to the tracks to block trains But with the strikes tables to run until the end of June rail passengers can expect more disruption caused by sabotage in the weeks to come

Eurovision BOMBSHELL: 'Sinister' Corbyn tried to BAN winner Israel from song contest

[] Last night Mr Corbyn was accused of showing one-sided bias by Tory MP Andrew Percy, who is Jewish Jeremy is utterly committed to peace, a two state solution and the normalisation of relations - and this is what that EDM was about Israel stormed to victory in Saturday night’s Eurovision Song Contest, seeing off nearest rival Cyprus

Daughter to appear as prosecution witness in Karen Ristevski case

[] Photo: Supplied It it also caused significant difficulties for Sarah Ristevski who is a prosecution witness and the daughter of the accused, the notice emailed to media via the court read The suppression order application will heard in the Magistrates Court on Wednesday Mr Ristevski has denied any involvement in his wife's death

U.S., Japan to move rapidly on trade deal: Hagerty

[] Those six countries consist more than half of world trade today There's only one country to push that to over 90 percent and that's Japan, he said Japan, which signed up for the pact, wants to pass relevant legislation through parliament in the current session running until June 20

Gaza protests - as it happened: Two Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in second day of deadly violence

[] In Gaza, at least 58 die It was a day 70 years in the making, one that the US sought to portray as a new dawn, but which in reality brutally exposed how far President Donald Trump is from solving one of the world’s most intractable conflicts Egypt, an important ally of Israel, condemned the killings while the UN human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, decried the shocking killing of dozens

'Devastated' Meghan Markle ‘BEGS dad to change mind’ after pulling out of Royal Wedding

[] A pal of the Prince's told the Daily Mail: The couple have been doing everything they can to help him Mr Markle, who lives in Rosarito, Mexico, was supposed to be flying to London this week to meet the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, Wills and Kate Middleton at a lunch ahead of the ceremony He’ll be devastated not to be going but also relieved

Is Kim going down Gorbachev's path?

[] Chinese President Xi Jinping had rushed to meet Kim twice in less than two months, although the second Dalian meeting was held at the North's request, according to Chinese media Even acknowledging that such rhetorical flourishes are part of a pre-summit joust, after denuclearization -- if it happens -- the U.S. wants to see a North Korea sans Kim

Malaysia’s Mahathir Expects to Stay in Power for a Year or Two

[] Dr. Matathir said Mr. Anwar would be released on Wednesday, but said he expected Mr. Anwar to serve as head of one of the parties in the ruling coalition for now Mr. Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, have been banned from leaving Malaysia by the new administration

Meghan Markle wedding SHOCK: This is the reason why FOREIGN ROYALS won’t be attending

[] A spokesman for Prince Harry commented on the guest list, stating: It has been decided that an official list of political leaders - both UK and international - is not required for Prince Harry and Ms Markle's wedding This is vastly less than the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011, when around 1,900 guests were invited to attend the ceremony itself

George Soros’ Open Society foundation ends operations in Hungary

[] Faced with an increasingly repressive political and legal environment in Hungary, the Open Society Foundations are moving their Budapest-based international operations and staff to the German capital, Berlin, the group confirmed on Tuesday Speaking on the recent election and the victory of his Fidesz party, Orban said, I know they won’t accept the result of the election, they will organize all sorts of things, they have unlimited financial resources

French Police Knew The Latest ISIS Attacker But Couldn't Keep Him Detained

[] Police walk down a street in central Paris on May 12 We knew him and had questioned him but there were no strong reasons to detain him, and putting him under 24-hour surveillance is very difficult and expensive considering the number of people we already are tracking, said the official

US embassy violence sparks fears that Trump policies are inflaming region

[] Since Trump in December recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announced the embassy would move, the Palestinians have effectively cut off all ties with the White House, a diplomatic chill that augurs poorly for the possibility that Trump can now introduce a plan the Palestinians would accept or deem fair

58 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move

[] It was by far the deadliest day of cross-border violence since a devastating 2014 war between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers, and further dimmed the already bleak prospects for President Donald Trump's hoped-for peace plan Throughout the day, sirens wailed as the wounded were carried to ambulances (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner) Gaza's Health Ministry says the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire near the Gaza border has reached 37

Populist Cleric Likely To Win Iraq's Parliamentary Election

[] The remaining uncounted ballots, mostly from Iraqis abroad, the security services, and internally displaced people voting in camps and elsewhere, might change the final seat tallies but only marginally If parliament does grant him a second term, Abadi will remain under pressure to maintain the balancing act between Washington and Tehran

A grotesque spectacle and a Trump Square in Jerusalem

[] What we're seeing is that Israel has used, yet again, excessive and lethal force against protesters who do not pose an imminent threat, Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty International's deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa, told me by phone from Jerusalem

A Jury Acquitted The First Group To Stand Trial On Inauguration Rioting Charges. Prosecutors Are Trying Again.

[] Black bloc strategy The majority of protests in DC during President Donald Trump’s inauguration were peaceful and didn’t lead to arrests But the demonstration at issue in the criminal cases billed as an anti-capitalist and anti-fascist march turned violent, with some participants breaking the windows of stores and cars; the government has estimated more than $100,000 in property damage Opening arguments are expected to begin later in the week

North Korea blasts US for raising human rights issues ahead of Kim-Trump summit

[] The North's propaganda website Uriminjokkiri also lambasted the U.S. for ramping up its criticism, urging restraint from confrontational acts and words that could spoil an important matter North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump are set to hold an unprecedented summit in Singapore on June 12

Trump Orders Help For Chinese Phone-Maker After China Approves Money For Trump Project

[] Two weeks ago, the military banned their use on bases for fear they could be used to track the locations of service members Trump followed up late Monday afternoon with a new tweet on the issue: ZTE, the large Chinese phone company, buys a big percentage of individual parts from U.S. companies It’s exactly why this anti-bribery clause of the Constitution is common sense

Killings in Gaza, New Embassy in Jerusalem, and Peace as Distant as Ever

[] A voice on a loudspeaker urged the crowd forward: Get closer! Get closer! The charge was often led by women dressed in black, waving Palestinian flags and urging others to follow Israel Feels Pride but Senses Peril as U.S. Moves Embassy May 13, 2018 Image 9 Things to Know About Jerusalem as U.S. Embassy Opens May 13, 2018 Image At the Gaza-Israel Fence: Raw Nerves and Shots Fired May 13, 2018 Image 300 Meters in Gaza: Snipers, Burning Tires and a Contested Fence April 13, 2018 Image

These Photos Show The Stark Divide Between Shooting Deaths In Gaza And The Celebrations In Jerusalem

[] The shootings took place about 60 miles from the embassy dedication, which was filled with pomp and circumstance, a video address from Trump, and calls for peace Senior White House Adviser Ivanka Trump and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stand next to the dedication plaque at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli tear gas

Thomas Markle to check into hospital again following more chest pains

[] Thomas told TMZ: I've been popping Valium for the pain, especially when I hear about my oldest daughter He thinks Meghan's mother - his ex-wife - Doria Ragland, is a good choice for walking Meghan down the aisle The ex-lighting director said he checked out of General Hospital in Mexico a few days ago, but he may go in again soon because he's worried he might be on the verge of another heart attack

Bolton wants all of North Korea’s nukes shipped to US in exchange for ‘security assurances’

[] Pompeo told ‘Fox News Sunday’ that any deal paving the way for a nuclear-free Korean peninsula will have to include certain US safeguards reassuring Kim he won’t become a target of yet another regime change attempt While Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow and Beijing have raised questions about US credibility in any international deals going forward, neither Seoul nor Pyongyang appear very concerned as the two Koreas seek closer ties independent of the US

Jerusalem embassy opening marred by violent protests

[] Mr. Kushner rejected the idea that the embassy relocation undermined the prospects for a deal between Israel and the Palestinians Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced three days of mourning for those killed in Gaza and declared a general strike in the West Bank to begin Tuesday

Cavaliers vs. Celtics: Game 2 Live Updates, Score and Highlights for 2018 NBA Playoffs

[] Facebook Logo Twitter Logo Copy Link Icon Cavaliers vs Boston put together a 108-83 rout in the opening matchup, holding Cleveland to just four three-pointers and LeBron James to 15 points and seven turnovers on the night Marcus Morris tallied a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double, and Al Horford registered 20 points and six assists Cleveland will be looking for larger contributions from Kyle Korver and J.R

Pep Guardiola says Man City will sign 'one or two' players as club must curb high spending

[] They spent £278m on nine players during 2017/18, including Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva and Ederson, and there had been questions whether the likes of Manchester United, Spurs and Chelsea could match such significant amounts Aymeric Laporte was a £57m signing from Athletic Bilbao in January The fundamental success of this season is the quality of the players It's four competitions, we need new faces to compete with the guys from this season

Pep Guardiola would rather win Premier League than Champions League next season

[] The Spaniard also won the Champions League in his first season at the Nou Camp in 2009 The Premier League is the most important thing Of course we are going to try it, but I don't think: 'If we don't win the Champions League in the next five years it will be a disaster!' I don't think so

Robinson Canó's drug suspension will haunt him forever

[] Carbon isotope ratio mass spectrometry doesn’t care who you are or how many All-Star teams you have made He started a foundation to build schools in the Dominican Republic But when he took a routine drug test this yearone of more than 10,000 conducted among 40-man roster players over the course of the yearall those hits didn’t matter

Live Commentary - A Villa vs M'boro | 15 May 2018

[] 9 comments Get Livefyre FAQ Sign in + Follow Post comment Link Newest | Oldest Oliver Yew moderator 5pts OPTA STAT None of the previous 15 second tier teams to win the first leg of a play-off semi-final (current format) away from home have failed to reach the final, with only six of those teams winning promotion James Bree is likely to come in for the right-back, whileAlan Hutton impressed at the Riverside Stadium and could continue to deputisefor Neil Taylor (hamstring) on the opposite flank

Let's stop calling Boston undermanned or underdogs

[] The underdog is us, said Smart, whose team had the second-best record in the East and homecourt advantage in the series So when Irving was lost for the playoffs, there was no special address Boston’s opponents are already wise to how misleading age can be But one thing is certain: Injuries or not, the Celtics aren’t going to be underdogs much longer

David Tepper, a Donald Trump opposer, will become Panthers owner

[] According to reports, Tepper hails from a middle-class Pittsburgh family Those personality traitsand wall adornmentsmay follow him to Carolina Don’t press that red button.’ It could be dangerous I don’t want a guy that talks like that to himself after he’s reminding himself to stay on message

Today's SI Now: Warriors' Game 1 win, Panthers' new owner

[] Sports Illustrated si_now SI Now Tuesday May 15, 2018 On SI Now, hosts Robin Lundberg and Ryan Asselta review the Warriors' Game 1 victory over the Rockets, discuss NFL storylines with Albert Breer and start previewing next month's World Cup Guests: John Starks, Albert Breer and Rob Stone

After 'Feel-Out' Game 1 vs. Celtics, History Is on LeBron James' Side

[] Michael Dwyer/Associated Press BOSTON When LeBron James wasn't busy recalling exactly what happened during a 7-0 run by the Boston Celtics to start the fourth quarter in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, he managed to toss this thought-provoking tidbit to the ravenous media crowd I've got a great sense of the way they played me [Sunday] and how I'll play going into Game 2, James said

Stephen Jackson outlines why he expects LeBron James to be ‘legendary’ tonight vs Celtics in Game 2 (VIDEO)

[] Stephen Jackson outlines why he expects LeBron James to be ‘legendary’ tonight vs Celtics in Game 2 Video Details Looking ahead to tonight's game-two matchup of the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals between Cleveland and Boston, Stephen Jackson outlines to Nick Wright, Cris Carter and Jenna Wolfe why he expects LeBron James to be 'legendary' tonight and lead his Cavaliers to victory over Brad Stevens' Celtics

[] The Rockets don’t stand a chance against a Superteam with four Hall of Famers There will be plenty of time to bemoan the NBA’s lack of competitive balance and ponder the endless what–ifs of Durant’s 2017 decision during the offseason Over the next month, the conversation around Durant should be simple: the man deserves his due

Kevin Durant Is Already Warriors' Biggest Difference-Maker vs. Rockets in WCF

[] The jumpers are the most obvious outward display of his skill That much is inevitable, though we certainly can't predict the magnitude of the return to normalcy Unless otherwise indicated, all stats from Basketball Reference,, NBA Math or and are current heading into games on May 14

Eric Karros thinks pitching will be key if the Angels are to surpass the Astros (VIDEO)

[] Eric Karros thinks pitching will be key if the Angels are to surpass the Astros Video Details Eric Karros joins Chris Myers to discuss whether the Los Angeles Angels might be able to catch up to the Houston Astros

Kevin Durant's Huge Night Leads Warriors Past Rockets; James Harden Scores 41

[] Bleacher Report @BleacherReport KD knows the Rockets can't guard him 👀 He wasted little time establishing himself as the dominant offensive presence on Golden State's side with 13 points in the first quarter, and he continued working in the midrange, attacking any defender off the dribble and unleashing his quick shot

[] On hand are Splash Brothers and point guards with Hall of Fame credentials sharing a backcourt; an MVP and Sixth Man of the Year; a versatilely skilled forward and a burgeoning big primed for a pay raise How the Warriors corral Harden and Paul on drives and midrange jumpers will resonate Now whether it's a little bit more or a little bit less, I think that depends on the game But we're not going to change up a whole lot of what we do

Most Asian stocks slip after bond yields rise, with North Korea uncertainty in focus

[] In currencies, the dollar index, which tracks the U.S. currency against a basket of rivals, firmed to its strongest levels since December in the last session What's on tap  Here's the economic calendar for Wednesday (all times in HK/SIN): 7:50 a.m.: Japan first-quarter GDP (first preliminary) 9:30 a.m.: Australia wage price index 9:30 a.m.: China house price index

U.S. Stocks Advance, 10-Year Yield Targets 3.1%: Markets Wrap

[] These are the main moves in markets: Stocks Futures on the Nikkei 225 Stock Average fell 0.3 percent in Singapore business How to Lease a $50,000 BMW for Less Than a Subway Pass pursuits Second Wynn Picasso Yanked From Christie's Sale After Mishap politics Erdogan Plans to Tighten His Grip on Turkey’s Economy

Bonds, stocks and gold all falling at the same time meant there was almost nowhere to hide

[] There was nearly nowhere to run or hide to for investors on Tuesday But most notable about Tuesday’s price action is that as the Dow DJIA, -0.78% S&P 500 index SPX, -0.68% and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.81% declined, gold for June delivery GCM8, -1.96%  saw its worst one-day drop since December 2016, falling to the lowest level for a most-active contract since December, according to FactSet data The data signal that consumers have increased spending in the past two months, aided by a cut in taxes, annual tax refunds and one of the healthiest jobs markets in decades

'Pessimistic' millennials fear they won't be as happy as their parents

[] Business The economy Property market 'Pessimistic' millennials fear they won't be as happy as their parents By Melissa Cunningham & Anna Patty15 May 2018 5:51pm Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Talking points Millennials include: Gen Y: Born between January 1983 and December 1994  And also Gen Z: Born between January 1995 and December 1999 Siobhan Joffe says the Australian dream of owning a house is so far out of reach that she softens the blow by spending her money on eating out and travel Siobhan Joffe appreciates the sacrifices her parents made to move to Australia

Here’s what stock-market investors can do to prevent a ‘shark attack’

[] Prepared investors should be thinking about being a contrarian and rebalancing their portfolios from the U.S. to international stocks after a decade of U.S. outperformance, he said Looking at where the yield curve, inflation and unemployment rates are, Kleintop says there are no signs that the cycle is over yet and it is better to stay invested

CBS likely takeover play as Moonves eyes war with Shari Redstone

[] Insiders at CBS say a priority is achieving victory over Shari and her father, Sumner, who own a controlling stake through their holding company, National Amusements Inc Investors have rewarded the company by snapping up its shares, which have climbed more than 10% over the past five years And as another CBS insider conceded, if he sells the company down the road he will end up with even more

Pay rise is top priority for workers, but less likely than they think

[] Business Workplace Pay rise is top priority for workers, but less likely than they think By Anna Patty16 May 2018 1:00am Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Employees and their employers are not on the same page when it comes to pay rises in the coming year but that's not going to stop worker asking for a bit more in their hip pocket, that's the key finding in a survey of more than 3000 workplaces around the country Sluggish wage growth has been a concern for policymakers including the Reserve Bank with governor Phil Lowe recently exhorting workers  to ask for a raise

U.S. 10-Year Yield Reaches Highest Since 2011 as Rout Deepens

[] Bearish price action must be respected, BMO Capital Markets strategists Ian Lyngen and Aaron Kohli wrote in a note Tuesday LEARN MORE LIVE ON BLOOMBERG Watch Live TV Listen to Live Radio Most Read business How to Lease a $50,000 BMW for Less Than a Subway Pass pursuits Second Wynn Picasso Yanked From Christie's Sale After Mishap business Erdogan Plans to Tighten His Grip on Turkey’s Economy markets This Is What Mahathir’s Return Just Did to Malaysian Stocks markets U.S. Stock Futures Drop, 10-Year Yield Eyes 3.05%: Markets Wrap

US shoppers spending again as retail sales climb

[] March’s gain for the gauge was also revised higher to 0.4 per cent from 0.3 per cent Employment is rising, wages are growing and tax cuts means there is more cash in people’s pockets…In turn, this leads us to look for a further three Federal Reserve rate rises in 2018

Growth In America Is Tilting To Smaller Cities

[] Workers connect drill bits and drill collars on a drilling rig in the Permian basin outside of Midland, Texas Leisure and hospitality spending have risen nearly 30% since 2012 nationwide Gallery: The Top 15 Small Cities For Jobs 2018 Boise, Idaho, which ranks third among midsize metro areas and 12th overall, may be the most balanced and dynamic of this cohort

Exclusive: As Venezuelans suffer, Maduro buys foreign oil to...

[] FILE PHOTO: A worker walks past a mural with a PDVSA logo at its gas station in Caracas, Venezuela August 29, 2014 REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo Venezuela’s oil supply arrangements have helped soften international political censure of Maduro’s government We go to the bank, and they give us 10,000 bolivars - less than what a transportation fare costs

France revises economic growth upwards in boost for Macron

[] Business-friendly Macron has spent his first year in office pushing for deep reforms in France, passing controversial changes to the rigid labour code  intended to make it easier to hire and fire people He has also cut wealth taxes as part of measures to boost investment, a policy that has earned him the label of president of the rich among his opponents

Home Depot delivers mixed 1Q results

[] article (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid) Dow component Home Depot reported a 1Q profit of $2.08 per share, beating the Wall St estimate of $2.05 The home improvement retailer reported a profit of $1.67 in the year ago quarter, on revenue of $23.89 billion

Capital Spending Boom Is No Great Boost to Capital Markets

[] Capital spending has been growing rapidly in the tech sector, where companies that have seen some of the biggest share-price growth in recent years are becoming increasingly capital intensive If I can get a bigger percentage of [a company’s] cash flow, I think that is a great thing, he said

Here’s how you’ll know when this bull market is just about done

[] Since then the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.11%  has risen 5.5%, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.09%  is up 3.6% At the stock market’s January high, for example, the HNNSI got as high as 89% For more information, including descriptions of the Hulbert Sentiment Indices, go to or email

For stock market investors, there really is a great future in plastic

[] But a growth-oriented approach requires patience during weak periods for the stock market TYL, -0.84% 3.6% 30% 90% 253% 1,483% Ansys Inc ANSS, -3.00% 3.5% 17% 99% 127% 297% Tencent Holdings Ltd ADR TCEHY, -0.11% 3.5% 0% 162% 634% N/A Sources: Plumb Funds, FactSet

Dow’s win streak comes to a halt as stocks see biggest skid in 3 weeks

[] The backdrop for equities isn’t as scary as investors presumed only a few months ago, according to some strategists Also Tuesday, a Senate panel is scheduled to hold a hearing on the nomination of Richard Clarida to become the Fed’s vice chairman and Michelle Bowman to become a member of the central bank’s board of governors Asian markets closed mostly lower, while European stocks SXXP, +0.00% were trading mixed

U.K. Workers Get Real Pay Increase as Labor Market Tightens

[] Excluding bonuses, private-sector pay growth accelerated to 3 percent, with the figure for March alone reaching 3.1 percent LEARN MORE LIVE ON BLOOMBERG Watch Live TV Listen to Live Radio Most Read business How to Lease a $50,000 BMW for Less Than a Subway Pass pursuits Second Wynn Picasso Yanked From Christie's Sale After Mishap markets This Is What Mahathir’s Return Just Did to Malaysian Stocks markets U.S. Stocks Mixed as Treasuries Slip, Oil Gains: Markets Wrap markets Eisman of ‘The Big Short’ Fame Recommends Shorting Deutsche Bank

Dow drops about 200 points, snaps 8-day winning streak after interest rates surge

[] The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 futures also indicated a lower start to the session for their respective markets Prince Turki Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia told CNBC that the move will increase instability in the Middle East In economic data, April retail sales numbers are due at 8:30 ET

Erdogan vows to take greater control of Turkey’s monetary policy

[] Last week, he warned that they were the mother and father of all evil, fuelling concern that he would not allow the central bank the freedom to raise rates The Turkish president told Bloomberg that cutting interest rates would lower inflation And I believe this will result in very beneficial steps in the future

Dow snaps eight-day advance as Treasury yields rise

[] Stocks rose Monday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average notching gains as investors digested signs of easing trade tensions between the U.S. and China The Dow Jones Industrial Average extended its winning streak to eight days, climbing 68.24 points, or 0.27%, to 24,899.41

German Economy Stumbles as Europe Suffers Setback in Growth

[] Still, threats ranging from trade tensions to higher oil prices and market volatility could act as a brake LEARN MORE LIVE ON BLOOMBERG Watch Live TV Listen to Live Radio Most Read business How to Lease a $50,000 BMW for Less Than a Subway Pass pursuits Second Wynn Picasso Yanked From Christie's Sale After Mishap markets This Is What Mahathir’s Return Just Did to Malaysian Stocks markets U.S. Stocks Mixed as Treasuries Slip, Oil Gains: Markets Wrap markets Eisman of ‘The Big Short’ Fame Recommends Shorting Deutsche Bank

European markets close mixed amid earnings; Iliad shares slump 19%

[] Meanwhile, oil prices extended recent gains after OPEC reported that the global oil glut had virtually been eliminated Crude futures remained close to highs not seen since late 2014 amid tensions in the Middle East and uncertainty about output from Iran

Senators ditch plan to review US outbound investments

[] But a new draft bill circulated by Senate banking committee chair Mike Crapo and his Democratic counterpart Sherrod Brown last week would abandon the plan to have Cfius review outbound transactions It would have the power to review real estate transactions and those involving foreign investors taking minority stakes in start-ups and other smaller companies

Erdogan Plans to Tighten His Grip on Turkey’s Economy

[] If we’re allies with the U.S., we need solidarity, not sanctions LEARN MORE LIVE ON BLOOMBERG Watch Live TV Listen to Live Radio Most Read business How to Lease a $50,000 BMW for Less Than a Subway Pass pursuits Second Wynn Picasso Yanked From Christie's Sale After Mishap markets This Is What Mahathir’s Return Just Did to Malaysian Stocks markets U.S. Stocks Mixed as Treasuries Slip, Oil Gains: Markets Wrap markets Eisman of ‘The Big Short’ Fame Recommends Shorting Deutsche Bank

Exports from California Ports Surged in April on Trade Unease

[] Exports from the Port of Long Beach soared 22% in April, part of a surge in shipping volume that has come amid growing tension in trans-Pacific trade Shipments from the biggest U.S. trade gateways to Asia have been growing at a rapid pace this year The monthly Global Port Tracker report, released last week by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates, projected that imports into the U.S. would keep growing until the negotiations reach a conclusion and any new restrictions go into effect

RBA warns royal commission could hit house prices

[] It also expects more broad-based wage pressures to emerge as the economy continues to strengthen The key word in this discussion of the outlook is gradual, Dr Debelle said He later singled out China and slapped further duties on Chinese goods, a move that has met with a tit-for-tat response from Beijing

10 Ways to Look Your Best on the Beach

[] You should apply the spray tan or cream several days before visiting the beach Conversely, a straight back helps to correct and enhance breasts and the lower part of your waist Please share them with us in the comments! Preview photo credit PacificCoastNews /, PacificCoastNews /

Students practise Huagai lion dance in E China's Jiangxi

[] Students practise Huagai lion dance under the coach of teacher Xiao Song at Wanhe central primary school in Taihe county, East China's Jiangxi province, May 15, 2018 The school has introduced lion dance class since 2015 Huagai lion dance, with a history of over 700 years, was listed as the provincial intangible cultural heritage in 2013.[Photo/Xinhua] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next   >>| 1/7 Next

Kukai’s sacred caverns to open for visitors after long hiatus

[] MUROTO, Kochi Prefecture--Two caves here where the famed priest Kukai (774-835) is said to have experienced a spiritual awakening will be opened to Buddhist priests and tourists for the first time in many years I want to view the scenery that Kukai saw, one request said

CBS Responded After “NCIS” Star Pauley Perrette Tweeted She Endured “Multiple Physical Assaults”

[] 10:43 AM - 13 May 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Pauley Perrette @PauleyP There is a machine' keeping me silent, and feeding FALSE stories about me She said that the rape ultimately led to abusive relationships and allowing myself to be bullied by a powerful man for way too long in a work environment until I finally said enough and took no more words from anyone, including myself that being complacent was ‘good behavior.’

Meghan Markle's Father to Undergo Heart Surgery, Won't Be Able to Attend Royal Wedding

[] Thomas also said that he believes his heart attack was caused by the open letter his son, Thomas Markle Jr., wrote to Harry two weeks ago, warning him against marrying Meghan, his half-sister Meghan and Harry’s office at Kensington Palace issued a statement on Monday underlining that her father’s vow not to come over to the U.K

The Drastic Difference Plastic Surgery Makes on Celebrities of the Same Age

[] The Drastic Difference Plastic Surgery Makes on Celebrities of the Same Age If we have a look at Julia Roberts and Pamela Anderson, we can hardly believe they’re the same age Courteney Cox and Michelle Fairley (born in 1964) © EastNews   © EastNews   11

With Solo set for UK release, we reveal star's secret childhood torment

[] ON paper, privately educated LA rich kid Alden Ehrenreich does not appear to have the troubled past needed to get into the mindset of Star Wars space pirate Han Solo Alden credited his mum as the one who always cultivated my imagination from the time I was very little

8 Things That Might Be Holding You Back From Making Money

[] 8 Things That Might Be Holding You Back From Making Money In a way, being poor doesn’t mean being limited in just finances There are many examples of poor people becoming rich without inheriting anything and without the help of rich relatives You lose quality of life this way and end up being owned by the things you have until you can pay them off

10 Children Rescued From "Horrible Living Conditions" Had Puncture Wounds And Burns

[] Rogers pushed back against the police's characterizations of the home, explaining that she had torn apart her house while looking for her missing son I always wondered how could people know that something like that was going on but we truly never even knew the kids were there, Henick sighed

Somebody Is Stocking Up On The Vietnam War's Most Notorious Weapon

[] Theoretically, they said, napalm could be used to burn out suspected terrorists hiding in caves or forests, or even to destroy poppy fields The club is based in a large white building designed to look like an Italian palazzo, fronted by palm trees wrapped in red lights

13 Things That Make a House Messy and Not Cozy

[] But the truth is they either make us clean more often or create an uncomfortable atmosphere Light walls, especially in the area where people change shoes and coats, become grey and dirty when fall comes and the hall will look messy Tell us in the comment section below! Preview photo credit depositphotos

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly pictured together as pair share post-rehab reunion

[] Wenn LEGAL WOES: Ant was issued a record-breaking fine after pleading guilty to drink-driving Pleasure to randomly bump into Ant and Dec yesterday Dec will do the honours alone, having reportedly impressed ITV bosses with his successful SNT solo debut

Meghan Markle's Father Says He's Changed His Mind and Will Walk Her Down the Aisle

[] Meghan Markle‘s father may be walking her down the aisle after all However, Markle says this is all contingent on his doctor’s approval and that he is back in the hospital after reportedly suffering a heart attack last week Asked what he thinks Queen Elizabeth thinks about all this, Thomas responded: I don’t think the queen is thinking about what I’m doing

20 People Who See the World Through a Different Lens

[] 20 People Who See the World Through a Different Lens Seeing things as a glass half full or seeing them as a glass half empty are just two perceptions of reality that most people have When you’re stuck at work, but you know the truth is out there: © Unknown/imgur   12

Self-employed in France: What type of company should I set up?

[] Red tape, administrative hurdles, and Catch-22s left and right Whilst there may not be lots to be done, it is always advised to use an accountant to make sure the French accounting standards are met Simplicity: ** Social contributions : €€ Tax : €€ Business Expansion : Good Recommended for: Individuals that may work from home, but incur professional expenses (e.g

12 Tips From Neurobiologists That Help to Slow the Aging Process Down

[] © Perfetti sconosciuti/mediaset   If you still don’t have friends, prioritize this task and try making some as soon as possible We would love to read about them in the comments! Preview photo credit depositphotos, depositphotos Illustrated by Natalia Tylosova for

America's Approaching Crack-Up - Great Invu with James Howard Kunstler (Audio)

[] The author is a prominent American social critic, blogger, and podcaster, and one of our all-time favorite pessimists Chris:  So, yes, is it not true, as reported by  The New York Times  in 2015 that the Clinton Foundation took in $145 million from interest linked to Uranium One

A quarter of Americans spend all day inside: Survey

[] The Indoor Generation Report surveyed 16,000 people from 14 countries in Europe and North America about their knowledge and perceptions of indoor vs outdoor air quality and the amount of time spent inside The EPA also suggests taking more concrete steps, to identify and fix sources of indoor pollution such as asbestos, gas leaks and mold, and improve ventilation throughout the home to increase the flow of outdoor air inside

Piers Morgan passionately DEFENDS 'heroic' Winston Churchill in fiery TV CLASH

[] Beating Adolf Hitler, winning the war, stopping him exterminating every Jew he could get his hands on, these to me are far greater achievements than the negatives that lurk in his past, which lurk in anybody’s past Which national British hero – you are British, you said – do you actually have complete respect for Churchill was far more fascinating than the cardboard cutout saint that we paint him to be

10 Well-Known Places That’ve Been Hiding a Secret For a Long Time

[] At any moment we are aware of just a tiny part of what’s surrounding us right now and don’t notice what’s hidden from our consciousness A room that no one knew about and no one could enter because it didn’t have any doors, windows, or even trap-doors Do you know any mysteries that we probably haven’t noticed being dazzled by the beauty of famous places

Did Trump Scrap the Iran Deal to Pay Back His Pro-Israel Campaign Donors?

[] The United States will never be able to repay Iran for the 26 year-long reign of terror it inflicted on the country or the ocean of blood generated by the Shah Critical thinkers should look for alternate sources of news so they can analyze the information themselves and make up their own minds

Europe May Fold, But China And Russia See Opportunity

[] The biggest chunk of Iran’s oil exports go to China, about $11 billion a year at current prices… China is already the winner,’’ said Dina Esfandiary, a fellow at the Centre for Science and Security Studies at King’s College in London, and co-author of the forthcoming ‘Triple Axis: Iran’s Relations With Russia and China’

Dirty hit sends shock waves through college football league

[] In a statement, the association condemned the player’s actions for damaging the idea of fair play and sportsmanship that must be observed in all sports, let alone in American football In a rare punishment against a player, the association will ban the late-hitter from playing in an undetermined number of games (This article was written by Issei Sakakibara and Shuhei Nomura.)

What Moral Standing Do We Have After This Outrage? And Are We About to Join *Another* Idiotic War, Like Feeble Minions?

[] So much of our current frenzy against Russia and Syria is based on a claim of moral superiority Could it possibly have been plainer that he views us not as allies but as minions And a proper British government should also stand aside from war policies in the Middle East which will only lead to still more terror, torture and pain

21 Times Cats Had Us Grinning From Ear to Ear

[] It would only make sense for them to have a unique talent, allowing them to be put up on that pedestal © Ski_ND/reddit   What are you doing, human Be sure to share this article with your friends! Preview photo credit TheCatsTail/reddit, scorpionpredator14/reddit

Star of final Aoi festival of Heisei Era continuing family tradition

[] The procession, which is reminiscent of colorful parades depicted in ancient Japanese picture scrolls, is believed to have originated 1,400 years ago during the reign of Emperor Kinmei to pray for bountiful harvests Sakashita was paraded on a koshi float called oyoyo along city streets to Kamigamojinja shrine

True motivation for Kim's denuclearization

[] The problem is that unless he denuclearizes, he cannot do so due to sanctions Pompeo said that Washington will agree to lift sanctions on North Korea if the country agrees to completely dismantle its nuclear weapons program, a move that would create economic prosperity that will rival South Korea Lee Seong-hyon (, Ph.D., is a research fellow at the Sejong Institute

Richard Hammond's TRUE feelings about Clarkson's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? revealed

[] Ask the host, allows contestants to get advice from Clarkson in a bid to help them rake in as much prize money as possible And it's dry as well, so it is nice for a man of his age When asked about the backlash, Hammond laughed: I'm not going to defend him am I but I did genuinely think he was surprisingly good

SOHR, Everyone's Go-To 'Independent' Syria Monitor Received £200,000 From the British Govt

[] Abdurrahman’s neutrality on the Syrian conflict came under fire when he told Reuters in 2011 he would return to Syria only  when Bashar al-Assad goes,  and according to CNN, was part of a delegation of Syrian opposition officials that met with the then-Foreign Secretary William Hague, that same year

Russia Deploys Exotic New Weapon: A 'Budget Surplus'

[] Analysts commented on the proposed budget amendment that Russia will have more revenues while it continues to plan for expenditures close to the original budget law Certainly, we are thinking about what we need to do in order to get free of this burden

‘You little vulture’ Piers Morgan lashes out at Samantha Markle for trashing sister Meghan

[] It comes after it was reported that paparazzi photos taken of the 72-year-old were set up at his behest The media have been bombarded with letters from Kensington Palace and Thomas Markle as well, he said Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV

23 Times Things Were Vandalized by Evil Geniuses

[] 23 Times Things Were Vandalized by Evil Geniuses To prevent crimes of vandalism you should immediately contact the police, but we bet that the ones on this list will make you giggle rather than try to prevent them © duckshooter/imgur   This slogan has changed somehow since I last saw it

French supermarkets recall reblochon cheeses after children hospitalised

[] The recall was first announced Friday but only involved Chabert cheeses sold by the Leclerc supermarket chain under an in-house brand called Nos régions ont du talent Investigations are continuing at the company and with its milk suppliers to determine the exact source of the E.coli 026 contamination, the ministries said, referring to the specific strain of the potentially fatal bacteria

Then and now: Charting growth of communication tools

[] In addition to exchanging messages, people in the modern age also enjoy more entertainment and convenience brought by smartphones, including video shooting, photography, games and improved security functions with the help of facial and fingerprint recognition 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next   >>| 1/10 Next

4 Types of Toxic Cookware to Avoid and 4 Safe Alternatives

[] Its only con is that it’s not non-stick, but it’s a small price to pay for such safe cookware However, a coating of ceramic is usually hiding bad materials Please share your thoughts with us in the comments! Preview photo credit depositphotos, depositphotos, depositphotos

Chastened Aso apologizes to victim of sexual harassment

[] Aso also said during a news conference on the morning on May 15 after a Cabinet meeting, It is correct for you to think that I, as the finance minister as well as an individual, admitted that (Fukuda) did commit sexual harassment (This article was written by Maiko Ito and Tetsuya Kasai.)

Damon Wayans Claims Clayne Crawford Injured Him on Set & 'Hit' Another 'Actor in the Mouth'

[] Not me! He became UNINSURABLE! Wayans continued in a different tweet I appreciate and respect the work of everyone involved and then tweeting, Wait, wait, wait……you can’t fire me on my day off! Seann William Scott was hired to replace Crawford as Riggs’ brother, according to  Variety

Millions Of Eggs Have Been Recalled But People Are Still Getting Sick From Salmonella

[] Advertisement The eggs were sold under at least 10 brand names, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Crystal Farms, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Publix, Sunshine Farms, and Sunups More information on CDC’s website: 08:00 PM - 11 May 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite

30+ Rare Photos That You Will Hardly See in History Books

[] Adolf Hitler’s pants after the failed assassination attempt at Wolf’s Lair in 1944 Getting cooled air piped into the car while enjoying a meal at a drive-in restaurant The public demonstration of König’s fire helmet with a water shower Please let us know about it in the comments! Preview photo credit DaFunOne / imgur

Deadpool 2 proves the first movie was no fluke

[] Photo: Twentieth Century Fox When the original Deadpool arrived in theaters, it was a breath of fresh air What detracts from the proceedings is that sometimes Deadpool 2 does exactly what viewers should expect, resulting in a movie that feels decidedly uneven at times

Animal family photos for holiday

[] Today marks the annual International Day of Families, meant to promote awareness of issues relating to families Just like humans, animals have their own family photos [Photo/IC] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next   >>| 1/7 Next

7 Unpleasant Truths You’re Better Off Revealing to Close Friends

[] Psychologists recommend sharing financial duties and discussing all big purchases together But as you get closer, it’s better to gradually start opening up to  your close friend and show your real preferences Please tell us about it in the comments! Preview photo credit Depositphotos

Investors May Be the Losers in CBS-Redstone Feud

[] If the CBS board really does believe a merger with Viacom would erode shareholder value, they are right to fight it But it is a high-stakes gamble: The suit will cause the fight to drag on, and if CBS loses, the companies will merge anyway, likely on less favorable terms

Pandas beat the heat with water

[] The temperature in Beijing rose to 34 Celsius on Monday, making it the hottest day this year Breeders shower pandas and spray the catteries of pandas several times a day to create a cool living environment [Photo/VCG] 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next   >>| 1/6 Next

Six of the best Festival-approved movies and TV shows to stream this year

[] The Drake Doremus-directed film centers around a relationship between lead designer Cole (Ewan McGregor), and Zoe (Léa Seydoux), two colleagues at the company that makes that futuristic technology, along with humanoid robots meant to be lifelong companions for people, a la HBO’s  Westworld

White House sheds cyber coordinator role

[] Trump’s administration has made noises about taking cybersecurity seriously, and in other areas has taken steps to improve things for instance, its choice in August to elevate the Military’s Cyber Command and give it more independence Maybe they should appoint someone to coordinate them!

Kickstarter just rolled out a new feature that makes crowdfunding less sketchy

[] Hero Images If you browse through Kickstarter today, you might notice something different There are four different levels of readiness, each of which comes with a different badge It’s another step that we’re taking to continue to shore up this foundation of trust that is so crucial for our community to continue to flourish

Yes, HTC is working on a ‘blockchain phone’

[] A few weeks ahead of its latest flagship announcement, HTC just revealed another piece of hardware The Exodus will support Bitcoin and Ethereum, among others, courtesy of a universal wallet, secure hardware and decentralized apps There’s not really a lot of information beyond that and the above drawing, but HTC is clearly gunning to make a splash as its numbers have shrunk in overall proportion to a declining smartphone market

Society needs the Artificial Intelligence Data Protection Act now

[] Newman is the chair of Paul Hasting’s Employee Mobility and Trade Secret Practice and the author of Protecting Intellectual Property In The Age Of Employee Mobility: Forms and Analysis Under current IP laws, ownership (and standing to sue) are generally restricted to humans

First CubeSats to travel the solar system snap ‘Pale Blue Dot’ homage

[] Here’s an annotated version of the one above: Consider it our homage to Voyager, said JPL’s Andy Klesh in a news release The MarCOs will pass by Mars at the same time that Insight is making its landing, and depending on how things go, they may even be able to pass on a little useful info to mission control while it happens

Super wearable WHOOP launches $30 subscription service — wearable totally included

[] Indeed, one of WHOOP’s selling points to potential new members is the insights that can be gleaned from its high performance athletes But the Duke University Men’s Basketball is using the company’s wearables (even though the Blue Devils suck) Bose’s investment comes on the heels of the $25 million WHOOP secured in its last financing round earlier this year

The Langly Field Jacket is a high-tech, all-weather coat for photographers

[] For photographers, the Field Jacket has a few key attributes Editors' Recommendations Oakley’s latest cycling sunglasses promise to cut down on the fog Brave any downpour in one of the best rain jackets If you need a jacket with 25 features, look no further than the BauBax 2.0 I wore Levi’s smart jacket for three months, and it changed how I use my phone There’s no need for a carry-on with Adv3nture Jackets’ built-in pillow

Amazon’s cashier-less Go stores are coming to Chicago and San Francisco

[] There aren’t many details beyond the general inside the job listings, but they do list a couple of management positions around these two sites Meanwhile, the company has a permit for what would be a much smaller 635 sq The company’s store of the future is currently only in Seattle and appears to be a wholly separate initiative from Whole Foods which Amazon acquired last year

Ridy smart camera will alert drivers when they’re drowsy or distracted

[] The amount of units you’ve drunk will tell you if you’re within the safe legal limit for driving Professional drivers such as Uber drivers can also benefit from this, [along with] busy parents that lack sleep, and any person who texts a lot while driving

Tushy is the simple bidet for every toilet

[] The same can be said of peoples of all continents who celebrate the occasional fountainal intrusion, from those who use bidets complete with birdsong to hide their doings to those with a simple hose next to the can Bear in mind that the Tushy is as simple as it gets And perhaps, one day, we will join the ranks of men and women who enjoy a good squirt in the morning

Microsoft Bing joins Google, Facebook in banning cryptocurrency advertisements

[] The company said its new policy is intentionally broad Editors' Recommendations Google will ban cryptocurrency ads from its AdWords network in June Twitter joins Facebook and Google in banning cryptocurrency advertising Coinbase bans Wikileaks from its currency exchange platform Indian central bank looks to block Bitcoin, while creating its own cryptocurrency Airline smart luggage ban will be a real headache for travelers

Verizon names Los Angeles as the second of four cities to receive 5G rollout before 2019

[] My boss’ boss’ boss was on CNBC this morning touting Verizon‘s new 5G services and naming Los Angeles as the second city in America to be treated to a commercial rollout of the new networking technology We’ll have 1,000 cell sites up and operating on the global standard, McAdam said on the cable network

Lime is reportedly trying to squeeze up to $500 million out of VCs

[] Earlier this month, Lime announced a partnership with Segway to build version two of its electric scooters Here’s how SF wants to regulate electric scooters And if you want the full breakdown of what the deal is in San Francisco as it pertains to electric scooters, here’s the story

Twitter algorithm changes will hide more bad tweets and trolls

[] Twitter’s latest effort to curb trolling and abuse on the site takes some of the burden off users and places it on the company’s algorithms The welcome change is likely to cut down on tweets that you don’t want to see in your timeline This is, however, a very 2014 way to look at content moderation and I think it’s grown pretty apparent as of late that Twitter needs to lean on its algorithmic intelligence to solve this rather than putting the burden entirely on users hitting the report button

Lynq is a dead-simple gadget for finding your friends outdoors

[] The single button switches between people you’re tracking and activates the device’s few features And you can send basic preset messages like meet up or help They’re selling for $154 per pair, which is pretty reasonable, and since that price will probably jump significantly later, I’d say go for it now

Amazon Sumerian, a platform for building AR, VR and 3D apps, is now open to all

[] Tackling new tech can sometimes be too overwhelming, and this is one way of getting inspiration or prototypes going He said that early users in the closed beta have included a company developing training for medical devices, Mapbox building a framework for geospatial rendering, a business designing a walk-through a hotel lobby, e-sports companies, and some media and entertainment properties A demo of one of Fidelity’s services is here:

Blogger gets a spring cleaning

[] After a year of inactivity, Blogger’s own news blog sprung to live this morning with a brief update that lays out the changes Fifteen years after acquiring the service, Blogger now also supports logging in with multiple accounts I think the writing is on the wall, though, and I wouldn’t expect them to survive the next major Google spring cleaning

Sarah Guo breaks through at Greylock, becoming one of the first female general partners in the firm’s 53-year history

[] She said she does hope to mentor more up-and-coming investors like herself, however Among the newest of these is Breakout Ventures and a fund we reported on last night that’s being created by life sciences investor Beth Seidenberg, long of Kleiner Perkins

Canal+ gives up on its cable box, switches to Apple TV

[] When Canal+ announced its most recent device, Canal+ already said that you’d get a better experience with the myCanal app on the Apple TV That’s why Canal+ is betting everything on over-the-top distribution This partnership could boost the Apple TV in France

AT&T’s DirecTV Now live TV service launches a DVR, upgrades the app with new features

[] In fact, AT&T’s DVR remains in beta today, the company says In addition, DirecTV Now is introducing a new look and feel for its app across platforms Hulu and YouTube TV don’t break out their live TV numbers, but are reportedly angling for third place

Google Compute Engine now offers VMs with up to 3844GB of memory

[] That’s especially true when you want to run memory-hungry enterprise applications like SAP’s HANA database or high-performance computing workloads Unsurprisingly, this kind of performance comes at a price The high-end machine with 160 cores and 3844GB of RAM is yours for $12,885.1716 per month

Zuckerberg again snubs UK parliament over call to testify

[] Although Facebook says Mr Zuckerberg has no plans to travel to the UK, we would also be open to taking his evidence by video link, if that would be the only way to do this during the period of our inquiry The full letter containing all Facebook’s responses can be read here

MemSQL raises $30M Series D round for its real-time database

[] The company recently showed that its tools can deliver a scan rate of over a trillion rows per second on a cluster with twelve servers The company has demonstrated measurable success with its growing enterprise customer base and we’re excited to invest in the team as they continue to scale

Tweetbot 3 arrives with a new look…and a reprieve from Twitter’s API changes

[] On Mac, the worst case scenario is that we won’t be able to show notifications for Likes and Retweets Tweetbot 3 is a $9.99 paid upgrade from Tweetbot 1 and 2, which initially debuted back in 2012, then offered users a free upgrade to Tweetbot 2 in 2015

Quarterback lets top esports gamers and streamers create their own fan-based leagues

[] Founded by serial entrepreneur, Jonathan Weinberg, who acted as the chief executive for Round Robin and held a leadership role in the mobile game studio Spartonix, Quarterback is the latest attempt to get more revenue into the hands of gamers Quarterback solves this problem in a unique way by helping streamers become an integral part of their fan’s game-play

Music payments startup Exactuals debuts R.AI, a ‘Palantir for music royalties’

[] Exactuals, a software service offering payments management for the music industry, is debuting, a new tool that it’s dubbed the Palantir for music In the music business, songwriters have the equivalent of a social security number which is attached to any song they write so they can receive credit and payment

Auth0 snags $55M Series D, seeks international expansion

[] This round was led by led by Sapphire Ventures with help from World Innovation Lab, and existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures, Meritech Capital and K9 Ventures That platform includes a range of service such as single-sign on, two-factor identification, passwordless log-on and breached password detection The company’s last round was a $30 million Series C last June led by Meritech Capital Partners

BRD crowdraises $32 million to build financial services into a mobile crypto wallet

[] We’ve made our name around security, first and foremost That’s what most the miners and dev crowd know us for, as the most secure way to hold and protect all their cryptoassets, said Voisine If sending money globally as easily as an email doesn’t impress you, how about the ability to store your life savings in your head, then walking your family across a war-torn border to safety

Incase’s ProConnected smart carry-on is a rolling power station for hungry devices

[] The app serves a few purposes: It tells you the percentage of how much battery life is left, and how much longer before it’s fully charged; shows the location of your bag on a map, along with date and time of the last-known location; and pings the battery should you need to locate the bag, which makes an annoying and continuous beeping noise

The Arch Mission Foundation and Astrobotic plan to send a microfiche library to the moon

[] The ultimate goal, he said, is putting these archives of human knowledge around the solar system Things are really start to inflect, especially because the commercial space industry, the new space movement, is really starting to get its wings thanks to Elon Musk, Blue Origin and Jeff Bezos, but also others that you might not know about yet

Honor 10 review

[] This isn’t a huge phone, and it’s the perfect option for someone who wants a large screen but can’t comfortably get their mitts around a device like the iPhone 8 Plus You won’t waste the space if you do this, as those bars still house the clock, notifications and more

Founders Embassy equity-free accelerator aims to unlock the Valley for internationals

[] We want to democratize access to the insider knowledge necessary to leverage the skills that they already have The program is a 2 week bootcamp program for approximately 10 international startups to come to silicon valley, live under one roof, and receive an intensive regimen of workshops and fundraising, growth, hiring, legal, branding, PR, engineering – every possible aspect of startup growth but also the specifics of Silicon Valley: How to act at networking events, how to handle introductions, how to find the right investors for your company, how to position yourself in the Valley Summit speakers include some big names in tech such as Justin Kan, Baiju Bhatt, Tom McLeod, Ashley Carroll, and Erik Torenberg among others

Away from the studio? Alfred A.I. fixes bad lighting on phone photos

[] That’s an important difference, he says, because light works to create the mood of the story within a photo Try these smart home devices The Vya smart bike lights will keep you safer and illuminated on the road The Illuminati beams light data from multiple points to the photographer The lightest laptops you can buy Photo FOMO: VSCO gets advanced color edits, Samyang’s 50mm for 50 MP

Instagram CEO confirms upcoming “time spent” Usage Insights

[] An Instagram spokesperson told TechCrunch the company has no comment on this discovery for now, but may return with more info later Until then we’ll have to wait and see what exactly the time spent dashboard will show The difference between good and bad Facebooking

Lerer Hippeau raises a new $122M fund, plus $60M for follow-on investments

[] Lerer Hippeau has built a fantastic reputation as being a hands-on, accessible and helpful investor all while cultivating a powerful and engaged community (Other recent investments include cryptocurrency wallet Casa and cannabis talent network Vangst.) We love media, we continue to look at media companies, but we are relatively selective, he said

Coinbase goes after Wall Street with new services for institutional investors

[] Coinbase also announced a new platform dedicated to institutional customers called Prime Prime offers a trading service that’s customized to such customers, but it will also be expand to cover lending and margin financing products, services like over-the-counter (OTC) trading and algorithmic orders, and market data and research products Enough to gain an understanding, not enough to change a life

With ChroMorphous technology, clothes may soon change color with a tap of a phone

[] With a simple tap on our smartphone, you’re able to control a lot around us whether it’s the music playing from your Bluetooth speaker, the Netflix show on your TV, or even your AC unit As of right now, the app connects to your phone via Wi-Fi, but there are plans to add Bluetooth in the future

Only 48 hours left to get early bird tickets for TC Tel Aviv

[] We’re thrilled that drone masters Yariv Bash of Flytrex (the world’s first on-demand drone delivery service) and Ran Krauss of Airobotics (a pilotless drone solution), will grace the TC stage to discuss the future of commercial drones The Alley goes beyond mobile tech and includes more than 200 early-stage startups working on products and services in cybersecurity, AR/VR, robotics, fintech, biotech, artificial intelligence, blockchain and more

AppDynamics founder launches Unusual Ventures, a new $160M seed-stage fund

[] The plan is to bring a group of master practitioners who, once a week, will lead three- or four-hour in-person sessions over the course of a six-week span They are still at a very early stage and it looks like they aren’t quite ready for the limelight yet

Good Eggs raises $50M and eyes West Coast expansion

[] The new funding comes from was led by Benchmark, with additional participation from existing investors Index Ventures, Obvious Ventures, S2G Ventures, DNS Capital, Uprising and Collaborative Fund Our 260, 270 hourly employees, they get as much if not more of the credit as I do

Respect to whoever came up with these iPhone features

[] Big iPhone features like dual rear-cameras get all the attention, but it's the small things that matter most The film Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot just finished and Gus Van Sant and Danny Elfman, the film's director and composer respectively, take the stage for an interview iPhone SE The smallest and cheapest Apple phone you can buy is the iPhone SE

Kaspersky to move some core infrastructure out of Russia to fight for trust

[] In the Q&A it claims: There will be no difference between Switzerland and Russia in terms of data processing We believe such action will become a global trend for cybersecurity, and that a policy of trust will catch on across the industry as a key basic requirement

If all goes according to plan, folks could be in Apple cars in 2019

[] All of its cars require a safety driver behind the wheel as the company is yet to apply for a permit allowing for unmanned drives following recent regulation changes by the DMV Waymo to test autonomous cars without safety drivers Autonomous-car firms in no rush to get unmanned vehicles onto California roads Take a virtual ride in one of Waymo’s self-driving cars with this video GM says it’s serious about commercializing self-driving cars The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace is Waymo’s latest self-driving car

Beth Seidenberg of Kleiner Perkins is starting her own fund

[] An almost surprising number of people to do so have worked formerly for Kleiner, which has yet to recover fully from a bruising battle with one of its former investors, Ellen Pao, after she famously sued the firm for gender discrimination in court An all-cash deal of one of her cancer drug bets, Armo BIoSciences which Eli Lily said just last week that it’s buying for $1.6 billion should probably help, too

Wired speeds in a $60 cordless gaming mouse? Logitech did it

[] After releasing its pro Powerplay wireless charging system and mice last summer, Logitech returns with an affordable wireless mouse for mainstream PC gamers PC gamers looking for lots of bling in a mouse need to look elsewhere It didn’t fail those expectations, even in the Crucible

AnyDesk scores €6.5M for its remote desktop software

[] We have more than 7,000 business customers, including Spidercam, Amedes and Sun Chemical Of course, this sort of approach isn’t unique to EQT most VC firms of a certain size use data tracking as part of their deal discovery and evaluation, and newer VCs such as InReach Ventures and Fly Ventures make a virtue of this but it is perhaps noteworthy nonetheless

Welcome to the Jungle raises another $8.4 million

[] French startup Welcome to the Jungle is raising a funding round of $8.4 million (€7 million) from XAnge, Bpifrance and Kima Ventures, as well as existing investors Jean-Paul Guisset and Michael Benabou Overall, a thousand companies partnered with Welcome to the Jungle

How to tackle street photography? First, lay off the excuses

[] But if you’re in an urban area, stuff’s happening all the time you just need the eye to see it and the speed to snap it official claims Parkmobile adds feature that makes it easier to find on-street parking GrubHub and Yelp team up to offer delivery from more than 80,000 restaurants