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  Turned away by 2 countries, rescued refugees end their odyssey in Spain   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 14:07:38 -0400

Turned away by 2 countries, rescued refugees end their odyssey in SpainMore than 600 refugees who set out from Libya to reach Europe were turned away by Italy, in a sudden change of heart about accepting refugees, and denied entry to Malta. At last, Spain agreed to take them — but the politics of immigration in the European Union are only growing more complicated and fraught.



  Trey Gowdy Threatens DOJ, FBI Officials Over Clinton Probe Documents   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 12:04:06 -0400

Trey Gowdy Threatens DOJ, FBI Officials Over Clinton Probe DocumentsHouse oversight committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) threatened on Sunday to



  Migrant father: 'Just destroyed' by separation from children caused by Trump policy   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 11:11:06 -0400

Migrant father: 'Just destroyed' by separation from children caused by Trump policyMSNBC’s Mariano Atencio reports from the Catholic Charities Christian shelter center in McAllen, Texas, the next stop for many migrants after they’ve been released from detention centers.



  Strong quake hits western Japan, no tsunami risk   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:59:31 -0400

Strong quake hits western Japan, no tsunami riskA strong quake hit western Japan early Monday, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or risk of tsunami waves, officials said. The 5.3-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 15.4 kilometres (10 miles) at 7:58 am (2258 GMT Sunday) near Osaka, according to the United States Geological Survey. There was no risk of tsunami from the tremor, the Japanese meteorological agency said, putting its magnitude at 5.9, and the epicentre at a depth of 10 kilometres.



  Full Kellyanne Conway: 'Nobody likes' immigration policy separating families   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:23:28 -0400

Full Kellyanne Conway: 'Nobody likes' immigration policy separating familiesIn an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Trump, tells Chuck Todd that migration and the White House family separation policy can only be solved with Democrats' help.



  AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 18:54:35 -0400

AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegationsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Hardwick's cable talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels, AMC Networks said Saturday.



  'Incredibles 2' Destroys Opening Weekend Record For Animated Films   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:08:40 -0400

'Incredibles 2' Destroys Opening Weekend Record For Animated FilmsThe first family of the cinematic superhero world has returned in epic



  'Holy grail for urban explorers': Abandoned airport frozen in time   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 06:24:03 -0400

'Holy grail for urban explorers': Abandoned airport frozen in timeThe small airport allowed predominantly wealthier individuals to leave Cyprus, until it was bombed and left to decay in 1974.



  Three Dead, Dozens Injured by Earthquake in Western Japan's Osaka   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:16:47 -0400

Three Dead, Dozens Injured by Earthquake in Western Japan's OsakaA strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring dozens.



  Italy demands Netherlands recall NGO migrant rescue ships   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 16:34:39 -0400

Italy demands Netherlands recall NGO migrant rescue shipsBy Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Italy on Saturday demanded that the Netherlands recall two Dutch-flagged migrant rescue ships after one of the non-governmental organizations that operate them called Rome's interior minister a fascist. A heated exchange erupted after interior minister Matteo Salvini told more foreign NGOs operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean they could not dock in Italian ports.



  Just call your dad on Father's Day before posting a photo of him on Facebook   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:10:52 -0400

Just call your dad on Father's Day before posting a photo of him on FacebookThis Father’s Day, call your dad.  Your dad doesn’t care how many likes you collect on Instagram or Facebook. Just pick up the phone and call the guy.  SEE ALSO: You haven't heard of this masculinity movement, but it's exactly what men need right now Listen, I get it — you want to show all your friends what a total stud your dad was in his 20s or share a cute childhood, family photo where you look completely adorable and your sister is in peak awkward stage.  But before you post a photo on social media, let him hear your voice. Imagine how many likes this guy would get on Instagram. My sister is going to be so mad. He wants to talk to you, not spend 30 minutes trying to figure out how Instagram works, only to see 12 "❤️❤️❤️omg so cute!" comments from people he doesn't know.  SEE ALSO: Dad jokes, ranked You might say "but I don't have much to talk to my dad about." Have you ever talked to an 8-year-old? They say some stupid things and your dad used to listen to you talk all the time. As a kid, I spent hours explaining my high-level thoughts about American Gladiators, and you know what? He just listened (and then took me to Costco for a $1 hot dog).  Even better than just talking? Ask him a question. Ask him about his day, his life, the latest season of Blue Bloods, whatever — you'll learn something. And maybe you'll discover an even better story to share about him for the 'gram. WATCH: Dads everywhere will love the Avengers themed Thor toolbox



  Protesters demand an end to Trump policy separating migrant children from their parents   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:35:47 -0400

Protesters demand an end to Trump policy separating migrant children from their parentsMSNBC’s Mariana Atencio reports from the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center in McAllen, Texas where a protest was held in support of all the children held inside without their parents.



  Florida school shooting survivors begin gun-reform tour   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:36:32 -0400

Florida school shooting survivors begin gun-reform tourThe students-turned-activists have become powerful national voices with their "March For Our Lives" campaign pushing for reform of gun laws, following the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School which killed 17 students and school staff. The students began what they promise will be a 50-stop summer bus tour across more than 20 states, with the goal of registering young people to vote and advocating for tougher gun control measures. The students chose Chicago for their first stop because of its runaway gun violence.



  Kids’ lack of sleep linked to higher odds of heart disease, health risks, study warns   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 11:58:28 -0400

Kids’ lack of sleep linked to higher odds of heart disease, health risks, study warnsA study in the journal Pediatrics links lack of sleep to higher odds for heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. It found that less than a third of kids get the recommended amount of sleep.



  School to be named after journalist, undocumented immigrant   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:45:37 -0400

School to be named after journalist, undocumented immigrantMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — At a divisive time for U.S. immigration policies, a California school board has decided to name a new elementary school after an award-winning journalist who disclosed in 2011 that he had been living in the U.S. illegally.



  Schiff: Nunes didn't share intel, 'first that we've heard about' FBI information   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 03:01:28 -0400

Schiff: Nunes didn't share intel, 'first that we've heard about' FBI informationRep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, tells Chuck Todd that his counterpart, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), didn't share information he received from the FBI.



  Moscow taxi mounts pavement and injures people 'wearing Mexico colours'   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:39:07 -0400

Moscow taxi mounts pavement and injures people 'wearing Mexico colours'A taxi mounted the pavement near Moscow's Red Square on Saturday evening, ploughing into a group of people and injuring eight. Early reports say that Mexico fans are among the injured, as some of those involved were wearing Mexican team colours. Police said the driver likely lost control of the vehicle and has been detained. Two ambulances quickly arrived at the scene and seven people were taken to hospital.  There were no immediate details on the severity of the pedestrians' injuries, although a medical source told local media that none of them were grave. The driver, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, said he did not act on purpose, according to Moscow authorities.  The taxi lost a bumper and toppled a parking sign during the incident Credit: Twitter Interfax media reported sources saying the driver may have been drunk. The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 650 feet from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping arcade. Russia is currently hosting the World Cup and Moscow is one of 11 Russian cities where tournament games are being played.  Although it did not initially appear to be deliberate, it will hardly lessen fears of a terrorist threat during the World Cup.  Ambulances take injured people away in the aftermath of the accident Credit: Twitter Russia has earned the enmity of jihadi groups with its bombing campaign against the Islamic State and rebels in Syria, and Islamists have reportedly threatened fans at the tournament. Last year, 16 people were killed when a lone wolf attacker blew himself up in the metro in St Petersburg, the World Cup host city near where the England team is based for the tournament.  An ambulance parked near the damaged taxi that injured seven when it mounted the pavement  Credit: Jack Stubbs/Reuters Moscow has struggled for years with a simmering Islamist insurgency in the Caucasus region, where it fought two bloody wars in Chechnya.    Tens of thousands of police have been deployed to World Cup cities, along with national guardsmen and Cossacks, the traditional caste of horse warriors. The taxi is towed away from the scene of the crash, just a few hundred yards from the Kremlin Credit: Reuters Anti-aircraft missiles and drone-jamming devices have been protecting the skies near stadiums.  The influx of police into World Cup cities has been so great that police in at least one other city have worried crime could go up there.



  Founder of 'revolutionary' US blood-testing startup once valued at $9bn charged with fraud   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 07:48:00 -0400

Founder of 'revolutionary' US blood-testing startup once valued at $9bn charged with fraudTheranos was established by Elizabeth Holmes in 2003 when she was just a 19-year-old Stanford drop out. Within a year it had won $6m (£4.5m) backing from investors attracted by Ms Holmes’s desire to disrupt the industry monopoly over blood tests – and she was toasted as a rising star of Silicon Valley. Ms Holmes and Mr Balwani claimed the Theranos analyser could perform a full range of clinical tests using tiny blood samples drawn from a finger stick, asserting that its results were more accurate, reliable and faster than those from conventional blood tests.



  Eid ceasefire proved 'wide support' for Afghan Taliban, they say   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:32:05 -0400

Eid ceasefire proved 'wide support' for Afghan Taliban, they sayBy Rupam Jain and Qadir Sediqi KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said their three-day Eid ceasefire, which ends on Sunday, proved the unity of their movement and its "wide national support" as the presidential palace extended its own ceasefire with the militants by 10 days. Taliban fighters headed into cities across Afghanistan over the weekend as they celebrated their Eid cessation of hostilities with feasts, hugs and selfies, raising questions about what happens when their ceasefire ends at midnight (1930 GMT) on Sunday. "The announcement (of the ceasefire), implementation and the wide national support and welcome of the Mujahideen by the people proves that the demands of the Islamic Emirate and the nation are identical – all want the withdrawal of foreign invaders and establishment of an Islamic government," they said.



  Family Dog Stayed With Missing 3-Year-Old During the 12 Hours She Was Gone   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:51:30 -0400

Family Dog Stayed With Missing 3-Year-Old During the 12 Hours She Was GoneShe was unharmed.



  Gal Gadot Reveals First Look At 'Wonder Woman' 2 Costume   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 15:36:02 -0400

Gal Gadot Reveals First Look At 'Wonder Woman' 2 CostumeThe Amazonian goddess is returning to the silver screen, and this time its the



  FARC peace deal at risk as conservative Duque wins Colombia presidency   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 22:08:10 -0400

FARC peace deal at risk as conservative Duque wins Colombia presidencyConservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election Sunday after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels that he pledged to overhaul. Duque, 41, polled 54 percent to his leftist rival Gustavo Petro's 42 percent with almost all the votes counted, electoral authority figures showed. Tensions over the deal became apparent in the immediate aftermath of Duque's victory, after the president-elect lost no time in pledging "corrections" to the peace deal.



  Megachurch Pastor: 'It’s embarrassing' that Sessions quoted the Bible to defend immigration policy   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:37:09 -0400

Megachurch Pastor: 'It’s embarrassing' that Sessions quoted the Bible to defend immigration policyMSNBC’s Yasmin Vossoughian interviews Pastor Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong NYC Church. Pastor Lentz called Sessions use of Romans 13 a “misapplication of scripture”.



  World Cup in Kenya prison   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 09:15:28 -0400

World Cup in Kenya prisonAs part of their rehabilitation, inmates at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison in rural Kenya are playing their own version of the World Cup, with teams named after the countries competing at the real thing.



  3 dead, dozens injured by quake in Osaka in western Japan   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:36:20 -0400

3 dead, dozens injured by quake in Osaka in western JapanTOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring dozens.



  Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegations   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 15:43:20 -0400

Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegationsAustria called on Germany Saturday to clarify new allegations that its secret service systematically spied on politicians, international organisations and companies on Austrian territory, as reported by two national newspapers. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen called for "full clarification" from the German authorities, while Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz urged Berlin to "cooperate properly" in shedding light on newspaper reports regarding the past activities of the federal intelligence service, the BND.



  Former WH Chief Strategist Bannon says Trump has never lied: 'Not to my knowledge'   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 14:12:29 -0400

Former WH Chief Strategist Bannon says Trump has never lied: 'Not to my knowledge'ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl goes one-on-one with Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist and CEO of the Trump campaign, on "This Week."



  Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:30:15 -0400

Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26By Rupam Jain and Qadir Sediqi KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The Taliban had already denied involvement.



  New Jersey Mom Gives Birth to 'Youngest Survivor' of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:23:06 -0400

New Jersey Mom Gives Birth to 'Youngest Survivor' of the Las Vegas Mass ShootingShe was one month pregnant during the shooting.



  Children separated from parents at US border held in cages in Texas warehouse   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 21:06:29 -0400

Children separated from parents at US border held in cages in Texas warehouseInside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn't know because the child's aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cell how to change the girl's diaper. The US Border Patrol on Sunday allowed reporters to briefly visit the facility where it holds families arrested at the southern US border, responding to new criticism and protests over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy and resulting separation of families. More than 1,100 people were inside the large, dark facility that's divided into separate wings for unaccompanied children, adults on their own, and mothers and fathers with children. The cages in each wing open out into common areas to use portable restrooms. The overhead lighting in the warehouse stays on around the clock. Children who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas Credit: AP The Border Patrol said close to 200 people inside the facility were minors unaccompanied by a parent. Another 500 were "family units," parents and children. Many adults who crossed the border without legal permission could be charged with illegal entry and placed in jail, away from their children. Reporters were not allowed by agents to interview any of the detainees or take photos. Nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy, which directs Homeland Security officials to refer all cases of illegal entry into the United States for prosecution. Church groups and human rights advocates have sharply criticized the policy, calling it inhumane. I saw chain link cages full of unaccompanied children. They sat on metal benches and stared straight ahead silently— Rep. Peter Welch (@PeterWelch) June 17, 2018 Stories have spread of children being torn from their parents' arms, and parents not being able to find where their kids have gone. A group of congressional lawmakers visited the same facility on Sunday and were set to visit a longer-term shelter holding around 1,500 children - many of whom were separated from their parents. "Those kids inside who have been separated from their parents are already being traumatised," said Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, who was denied entry earlier this month to children's shelter. "It doesn't matter whether the floor is swept and the bedsheets tucked in tight." In Texas' Rio Grande Valley, the busiest corridor for people trying to enter the US, Border Patrol officials argue that they have to crack down on migrants and separate adults from children as a deterrent to others. "When you exempt a group of people from the law ... that creates a draw," said Manuel Padilla, the Border Patrol's chief agent here. "That creates the trends right here." Agents running the holding facility - generally known as "Ursula" for the name of the street it's on - said everyone detained is given adequate food, access to showers and laundered clothes, and medical care. People are supposed to move through the facility quickly. Under US law, children are required to be turned over within three days to shelters funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. People who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas Credit: AP Padilla said agents in the Rio Grande Valley have allowed families with children under the age of 5 to stay together in most cases. An advocate who spent several hours in the facility on Friday said she was deeply troubled by what she found. Michelle Brane, director of migrant rights at the Women's Refugee Commission, met with a 16-year-old girl who had been taking care of a young girl for three days. The teen and others in their cage thought the girl was 2 years old. "She had to teach other kids in the cell to change her diaper," Brane said. Just left Border Patrol Processing Center in McAllen—aka "the dog kennel." Witnessed loads of kids massed together in large pens of chain-linked fence separated from their moms and dads. @realDonaldTrump, change your shameful policy today! #FamiliesBelongTogether— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) June 17, 2018 Brane said that after an attorney started to ask questions, agents found the girl's aunt and reunited the two. It turned out that the girl was actually 4 years old. Part of the problem was that she didn't speak Spanish, but K'iche, a language indigenous to Guatemala. "She was so traumatised that she wasn't talking," Brane said. "She was just curled up in a little ball." Brane said she also saw officials at the facility scold a group of five-year-olds for playing around in their cage, telling them to settle down. There are no toys or books. Demonstrators hold a large banner that reads "Humanity Is Borderless," outside of a U.S. Border Patrol station in McAllen, Credit: Bloomberg But one boy nearby wasn't playing with the rest. According to Brane, he was quiet, clutching a piece of paper that was a photocopy of his mother's ID card. "The government is literally taking kids away from their parents and leaving them in inappropriate conditions," Brane said. "If a parent left a child in a cage with no supervision with other five-year-olds, they'd be held accountable." Dr. Colleen Kraft, the head of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said she visited a small shelter in Texas recently, which she declined to identity. A toddler inside the 60-bed facility caught her eye - she was crying uncontrollably and pounding her little fists on mat. Staff members tried to console the child, who looked to be about two years old, Kraft said. She had been taken from her mother the night before and brought to the shelter. The staff gave her books and toys - but they weren't allowed to pick her up, to hold her or hug her to try to calm her. As a rule, staff aren't allowed to touch the children there, she said. "The stress is overwhelming," she said. "The focus needs to be on the welfare of these children, absent of politics." 



  Former Cambridge Analytica staff 'working on Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign'   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 16:21:46 -0400

Former Cambridge Analytica staff 'working on Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign'A data company run by former employees of Cambridge Analytica (CA) has been quietly working on President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, according to reports. Journalists from Associated Press (AP) overheard the president of new consulting firm Data Propria Matt Oczkowski say in a public space that he and the former data scientist of Cambridge Analytica were working with Mr Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale on the new re-election campaign. CA had also worked on the successful 2016 campaign.



  America Wasn't Tough Enough on China's ZTE—Here's How to Make It Right   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 23:01:00 -0400

America Wasn't Tough Enough on China's ZTE—Here's How to Make It RightThe Trump Administration has been better than its predecessors when it comes to Asia. The United States Commerce Department has granted Chinese telecom company, ZTE, a reprieve from a seven-year ban on using U.S.-made parts—a bad that was effectively a corporate death sentence. This is going to hurt ZTE—and China’s Communist Party (CCP).



  New Mazda RX-9 Render Is One Step Closer To Rotary Comeback   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:02 -0400

New Mazda RX-9 Render Is One Step Closer To Rotary ComebackWankel’s return should come in a muscular sports coupe.



  Figures show about 2,000 minors separated from families   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:47:28 -0400

Figures show about 2,000 minors separated from familiesWASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by The Associated Press.



  Russia, Saudi seek raised OPEC output of 1.5 million bpd   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:40:24 -0400

Russia, Saudi seek raised OPEC output of 1.5 million bpdRussia and Saudi Arabia will ask OPEC to hike production by 1.5 million barrels a day in the third quarter of 2018, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday. OPEC and Russia decided together in 2016 to cut their supply in order to push prices up following a crash induced by a global crude production glut. An oil production shortfall in Iran and Venezuela has changed the scenario for the two countries and members of the oil cartel.



  Kind Texas Cop Buys Groceries for Man Whose Were Stolen When He Fainted Outside   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 11:42:40 -0400

Kind Texas Cop Buys Groceries for Man Whose Were Stolen When He Fainted OutsideShe said it's part of her job.



  Timeline: Yemen's slide into political crisis and war   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 08:17:25 -0400

Timeline: Yemen's slide into political crisis and war(Reuters) - The battle for the port of Hodeidah could become a turning point in Yemen's civil war. The following is a timeline of the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country's slide into violence and how the conflict has developed. Unification of north and south Yemen to form a single state under president Ali Abdullah Saleh.



  Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 12:25:23 -0400

Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival(Reuters) - A suspected gunman was fatally shot after multiple people opened fire at an all-night arts festival in New Jersey, wounding 20 people including a boy who is in critical condition, authorities said on Sunday. Prosecutors said a 33-year-old man was killed and a second suspect arrested after gunfire erupted at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT) at the event in the city of Trenton, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of New York City. ... Multiple weapons have been recovered," Angelo Onofri, prosecutor for Mercer County, told a news conference.



  Delta creates special Rapid City flight for Belgian tourists   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:44:08 -0400

Delta creates special Rapid City flight for Belgian touristsRAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Delta Air Lines recently created a special flight to help a group of Belgian tourists reach their South Dakota vacation after experiencing travel delays.



  North Korea 'sought diplomatic back channel through Jared Kushner'   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:29:20 -0400

North Korea 'sought diplomatic back channel through Jared Kushner'Jared Kushner was partly responsible for setting up a diplomatic back channel with North Korea that led to the Singapore summit. Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser was approached by an American businessman based in Singapore last year, the New York Times reported. Gabriel Schulze, whose family made a fortune in the mining business, told Mr Kushner that a highly placed North Korean official was seeking to speak with him to look into the possibility of a meeting between Mr Trump and Kim Jong-un. The approach came as tensions heightened between the two countries, and Mr Trump and Kim exchanged threats. Senior North Korean officials wanted to get in touch with Mr Kushner because of his family relationship to Mr Trump. Hidden trillions: What if North Korea’s economy opened up? They reportedly felt that, amid a rapid turnover of senior White House staff, Mr Kushner would continue to have influence with the president. Mr Kushner reported the possibility of a diplomatic back channel to Mike Pompeo, who was then the Director of the CIA, the New York Times reported. It might have been expected that Mr Kushner would tell the US State Department instead, but he did not have a good relationship with Rex Tillerson, then the Secretary of State. Mr Pompeo took the lead in negotiations with North Koreans and subsequently replaced Mr Tillerson as Secretary of State. The White House and the CIA declined to comment on Mr Kushner's role. Mr Schulze told the New York Times: "I do not discuss the nature of my business or personal relationships." Mr Kushner was also said to have been involved in the setting up a diplomatic back channel between Mr Trump's administration and China early in the presidency. Mr Kushner reportedly set up a diplomatic back channel through Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to Washington, which helped lead to Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, visiting Mr Trump at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida retreat in April last year. Meanwhile, it emerged that a former confidant of Mr Trump met with a Russian individual who offered "dirt" on Hillary Clinton for $2 million (£1.5 million). Roger Stone, the confidant, told the Washington Post he rejected the offer in May 2016, telling the Russian: "You don’t understand Donald Trump. He doesn’t pay for anything." It also emerged that the Russian had previously been an FBI informant. Mr Stone, who met the man at a restaurant in Florida, said he appeared to have been the target of an "FBI sting".



  The Next Great China Threat: An Invasion of the Philippines?   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 10:04:00 -0400

The Next Great China Threat: An Invasion of the Philippines?It's not clear whether the warning was prompted by genuine fears of Chinese aggression or Filipino domestic politics. The Philippines should prepare to be invaded by China, warns a former top Philippines defense official. "Within hours, the Chinese can destroy most of the country's defense facilities and probably some of our cities," former secretary of national defense and national security adviser Norberto Gonzales told Philippines news site Rappler.



  LS9-Powered Chevy Tahoe Fails To Sell   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:00:02 -0400

LS9-Powered Chevy Tahoe Fails To SellThis is one crazy build that could have easily sold…but didn’t.



  Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:35:16 -0400

Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimesVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.



  10 Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction, Adjusted For Inflation   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 20:51:15 -0400

10 Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction, Adjusted For Inflation



  Like 'Star Trek': voice shopping seen as new frontier   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 23:36:38 -0400

Like 'Star Trek': voice shopping seen as new frontierHey, Google, order a large pizza! Alexa, I need vitamins! Voice shopping using smart speakers and smartphone apps is starting to gain traction among consumers, opening up a new "conversational commerce" channel and potentially disrupting the retail sector. Devices such as Amazon's Alexa-powered speakers and Google Home, which use artificial intelligence to respond to voice commands, are offering new choices to consumers who are looking for more convenient ways to order goods and services.



  Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen's Hodeida   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 10:51:03 -0400

Clashes flare as UN seeks solution in Yemen's HodeidaYemeni pro-government forces, backed by Saudi Arabia, battled Huthi rebels around the key port city of Hodeida on Sunday, as a top UN envoy held crisis talks with the insurgents in the capital. Saudi Arabia and its allies in a regional military coalition on Wednesday launched an offensive aimed at retaking the Red Sea city of Hodeida, home to the country's most valuable port which is controlled by the Iran-backed Huthis. The United Nations has warned the offensive could spark a fresh humanitarian crisis in a country already hit by war and impending famine, sending its envoy for Yemen to the capital Sanaa in a bid to come to a solution with the rebels.



  29-Pound Cat Up for Adoption After He Takes Himself For a Walk   Sat, 16 Jun 2018 15:36:19 -0400

29-Pound Cat Up for Adoption After He Takes Himself For a WalkHe had no chip.



  Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store   Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:15:22 -0400

Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart storeTUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — A gunman injured a teen and shot a man in a pair of carjacking attempts Sunday, before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart store.



  Turkey says its air strikes kill 35 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:18:19 -0400

Turkey says its air strikes kill 35 Kurdish militants in northern IraqTurkish warplanes killed 35 militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes in northern Iraq's Qandil mountain region on Friday, the Turkish military said. Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan had said on Saturday that Turkish warplanes had struck a meeting of the outlawed PKK in Qandil, where he believed high-profile militants had been hit.



  Peter Strzok reportedly willing to testify before Congress   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:32:11 -0400

Peter Strzok reportedly willing to testify before CongressWashington Post reports that the FBI agent criticized over anti-Trump texts says he is willing to testify before congressional committees; Ellison Barber shares the latest details.