• Fake quake: Report of major California temblor a false alarm
Fake quake: Report of major California temblor a false alarm

A 4.5-magnitude natural disaster struck on the southern tip of the Big Island Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Service. USGS Seismologist Dr. Often when there is a large natural disaster in some part of the world, it sets off reports of minor quakes in distant areas. It listed the date as June 29, the same date as the 1925 qua...

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  • Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 mln euros in Spanish tax fraud case
Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 mln euros in Spanish tax fraud case

Cristiano Ronaldo has made a decision to "reconsider" plans to depart Real Madrid this summer after being won over by reassuring comments from club president Florentino Perez , seemingly ending Manchester United's hopes of re-signing him.

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  • N. Korean Diplomat Claims Detainees Being Treated in Line with Int'l Standards
N. Korean Diplomat Claims Detainees Being Treated in Line with Int'l Standards

Kim Dong Chul, a 62-year-old Korean-American missionary formerly of Fairfax, Virginia, was sentenced in March 2016 to 10 years of hard labour for subversion. The Minority Whip joins Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, who called for the travel ban on Monday following the news of Warmbier's death.

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  • House to Debate Changes to Massachusetts Marijuana Law
House to Debate Changes to Massachusetts Marijuana Law

The tax would be 28 percent, compared to 12 percent in the law approved by voters. Vermont Senate negotiators have reached a deal with the governor's office to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state, but the fate of the proposal still rests with Republicans in the House, a state senator said Wednesday.

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  • Flynn Was Briefed On CIA Secrets For Weeks Despite Blackmail Concerns
Flynn Was Briefed On CIA Secrets For Weeks Despite Blackmail Concerns

Yet almost every day for three weeks, the new C.I.A. director, Mike Pompeo, sat in the Oval Office and briefed President Trump on the nation's most sensitive intelligence - with Mr. Flynn's failure to fully disclose his foreign lobbying efforts sent up multiple red flags before his eventual resignation on February 13, but the Trump administration s...

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  • Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for U.S. student held by North Korea
Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for U.S. student held by North Korea

The United States has demanded North Korea release three other U.S. citizens it holds in detention: missionary Kim Dong Chul and academics Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song. Warmbier died in OH on Monday, days after being released by North Korea while in a coma. Last month, California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff and his Republican colleague Rep.

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  • USA student freed by North Korea has severe brain damage: doctors
USA student freed by North Korea has severe brain damage: doctors

He said that he had spoken to President Trump last night, describing the call as gracious. US officials didn't say whether Yun met with other North Korean diplomats while in the country or conducted more extensive diplomacy. North Korea's news agency KCNA reported Warmbier was repatriated on humanitarian grounds. Otto Warmbier , 22, wa...

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  • Who is the gunman who was at the congressional baseball game practice?
Who is the gunman who was at the congressional baseball game practice?

Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa. (Kaley Johnson/Belleville News-Democrat via AP). Hodgkinson, whom the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified as the gunman, had been living in Alexandria, Virginia, for the past two months, his wife, Suzanne Hodgkinson told ABC News .

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  • White House urged to act over death of Otto Warmbier
White House urged to act over death of Otto Warmbier

Moon's remarks on CBS's This Morning program came the day after the death of Otto Warmbier , the 22-year-old student who had been held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months. of plotting with regional allies to topple its government. John McCain , R-Arizona, said that anyone who is "stupid" enough to visit North Korea should be required to sign ...

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  • Boeing, Japan Investment Announce Commitment For 10 737 MAX 8 Airplanes
Boeing, Japan Investment Announce Commitment For 10 737 MAX 8 Airplanes

The Max 10 variant becomes the latest in Boeing's efforts to update its workhorse 737 model. That's about 10 passengers more than similar capacities for the Max 9 and about about 30 more than the Max 8, according to the jetmaker . Boeing made the announcement for its new "737 Max 10" Monday at the Paris Air Show. Twenty of SpiceJet's provisional...

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  • Russia Affirms Solidarity With Cuba, Laments US 'Cold War' Rhetoric
Russia Affirms Solidarity With Cuba, Laments US 'Cold War' Rhetoric

Senior White House officials say that Trump will not close the newly re-opened U.S. Embassy in Havana. But it also reiterated "its willingness to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation". The Cuban government response was restrained. "The Government of Cuba denounces the new measures for strengthening the blockade, which are destined...

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  • Malloy preparing to run state without new budget in place
Malloy preparing to run state without new budget in place

He released the guiding principles Wednesday regarding the potential cuts, including avoiding reductions where the state is obligated to follow court orders and stipulations. "We're all at least on the same page in regard to trying to move forward in doing this by July 1", Klarides said. "I've urged them to do their best", he said.

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  • GOP leaders plan to finalize tax bill behind closed doors
GOP leaders plan to finalize tax bill behind closed doors

The Senate is now grappling with how to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law. In his first major speech on tax reform, Paul Ryan (R - WI) said he expects tax reform to be completed in 2017. One area of disagreement is Ryan's support for a new tax on imports to help finance a lower overall tax rate for corporations, and to...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy could bring rains, flooding to NC
Tropical Storm Cindy could bring rains, flooding to NC

Double red flags snapped in the wind on the public beach at Gulf Shores in her state, warning visitors to stay out of the pounding surf. Rain chances stick around from Monday to Wednesday of next week. But the tropical storm warning remains in effect from the mouth of the MS to San Luis Pass, Texas. The tropical storm warning means tropical s...

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  • Authorities Release Dashcam Footage From the Philando Castile Shooting
Authorities Release Dashcam Footage From the Philando Castile Shooting

Castile had a permit to carry a gun. Although many already believed the verdict was a miscarriage of justice, the public release of the dashcam video reiterated those feelings. That video, seen around the world, became an important optic in the national debate on police shootings . Her four-year-old daughter was in the backseat of the auto,...

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  • Senate GOP Would Halt Obamacare Penalties, Taxes
Senate GOP Would Halt Obamacare Penalties, Taxes

Sen. The legislation affects affect tens of millions of Americans and a fifth of the USA economy. The House of Representatives narrowly approved its version of repeal last month. Under the House's American Health Care Act , Alaskans would see the largest premium increases, at around $12,000 each year by 2020, according to the Center for Budg...

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  • Apprenticeship programs should be expanded
Apprenticeship programs should be expanded

The executive order Trump is set to sign on Thursday also establishes a task force to recommend ways to promote apprenticeships and directs the Labor Department to evaluate the effectiveness of its various job-training programs. Or, imagine one of your class periods in high school was devoted to training that prepares you for a management job...

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  • Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for US student held by North Korea
Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for US student held by North Korea

However, US doctors found no evidence of botulism upon Mr Warmbier's release. Warmbier died six days after he returned home . President Moon Jae-in talks to CBS This Morning at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Tuesday. He should have been brought home that same day. Yun then was dispatched to North Korea and visited Warmbier June 12 with two ...

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  • Thousands attend slain Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia
Thousands attend slain Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia

The police say there's "no indication" that racial or ethnic slurs were exchanged. A group of as many as 15 teenagers were walking and riding bikes on Dranesville Road after attending an overnight event for Ramadan at a mosque in Sterling, which is in Loudoun County.

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  • Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over United States student who died
Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over United States student who died

On Tuesday, Trump upended much of that works in 140 characters, tweeting that Chinese efforts have "not worked out". "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out". The unmanned aerial vehicle crashed before returning to North Korea with pictures of a USA missile defense system. ...

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