Iran to speed up enrichment of uranium amid faltering nuclear deal

Iran to speed up enrichment of uranium amid faltering nuclear dealIran will speed up enrichment of uranium and pull further out of the nuclear deal with world powers, Iranian officials said.


Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martialA Navy SEAL witness could face a perjury charge after testifying that he — and not Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher— had killed a young Islamic State prisoner in Iraq, according to an email sent to a lawyer for the witness. Officials are considering charging Special Operator First Class Corey Scott with lying under oath during Gallagher's court-martial, said the email sent Tuesday by Navy Capt. Donald King, a lawyer for the senior commander who convened the war crimes proceedings. Scott "testified directly contrary to previous official statements — thus exposing him to prosecution," the email said.


Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?

Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?Collins has served in the Senate for 22 years, but her opponents hope one vote can pull her down: the one she cast for Brett Kavanaugh.


Toy Car for a Grown Up: 2013 Camaro SS Hot Wheels Edition

Toy Car for a Grown Up: 2013 Camaro SS Hot Wheels EditionThis special edition of the Camaro has just 824 miles on its odometer.There’s a somewhat common sentiment in the automotive world stating that when people get older, their toys only get bigger. A good example of this is the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hot Wheels Edition, which adds stylistic influence from the renowned toy maker to a muscle car with a V8 engine and a manual transmission. Mutual Enterprises in Springfield, Massachusetts offers this limited-production Camaro for sale, noting that the vehicle’s single owner was a collector. What makes the Hot Wheels Edition special? First, there’s the striking Kinetic Blue exterior paint color, which definitely isn’t going to divert any attention away from this muscle car. Additionally, there are exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels and various bits of Hot Wheels badging.Inside the cabin, you’ll find a black leather interior with red stitching, and of course, there are Hot Wheels logos embroidered into the seats. Because Chevrolet based this example on the SS trim, it also features a heads up information display.Incredibly, this Camaro only has 824 miles on the odometer.The Hot Wheels Edition was available as either a 2LT V6 or a 2SS V8 model. Luckily for potential buyers, this example is the latter, with its 6.2-liter V8 engine pairing to a manual transmission to drive the rear wheels. Also, the vehicle features a dual mode exhaust, which was a factory option.Mutual Enterprises is asking $34,995 for this special edition Camaro, which seems like a pretty stellar deal, considering the car cost over $37,000 new and the Hot Wheels option package was $6,995 itself. Would you add some miles to this full-size fun toy, or would you continue to treat it as a collectible?  Read More... Boosted 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Murders Tires 2018 Dodge Demon Could Be Yours


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

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


Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restoration

Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restorationAn accidental discovery of a 19th-century clock in a dusty church storage room in Paris has sparked hopes that it can be used to replace a timepiece destroyed in the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral. The ruined clock in Notre-Dame, which measured two metres (6.5 feet) across, was located beneath the roof and spire of the Gothic monument which crashed down in the blaze that stunned France in April. Then French clockmaker Jean-Baptiste Viot stumbled across an almost identical version while completing an inventory last month at Saint Trinite church in northern Paris, four kilometres (2.5 miles) away from Notre-Dame.


Baby rescued from plastic bag in Georgia

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


20 Quick And Easy No-Cook Recipes For When Its Too Hot To Function

20 Quick And Easy No-Cook Recipes For When Its Too Hot To Function


Watch Out, Russia and China: The Navy Has a New Plan to Kill Your Submarines

Watch Out, Russia and China: The Navy Has a New Plan to Kill Your SubmarinesSmall said the Navy is ultimately looking for a “family of systems.”Should an enemy submarine surface well beyond undersea or surface drone detection range and send intelligence to attack platforms - US Navy platforms could be vulnerable in some instances. Fortified by targeting data from well beyond the horizon, enemy subs, planes and ships might, in this case, be well-positioned for a coordinated strike.However, should an interwoven web of Navy surveillance assets track and share vital information, coordinated surface, air and undersea drones could sustain an unprecedented advantage -- and a new attack synergy could actually begin to transform maritime warfare.Enemy mines, surface ships, small boats and submarines might be detected more quickly, but, perhaps of greater importance, cross-domain drone connectivity would completely change the sensor-to-shooter kill chain. With this in mind, Navy weapons developers have put this initiative on the fast track, with the hope of rapidly networking its fleet of surface, air and undersea drones.Submarine hunting with Textron’s Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) is already breaking through to a new level of detection and attack technology, laying a foundation of progress from which to build toward a new horizon of the desired interconnected maritime drone combat. This new level of multi-domain drone networking was described at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Symposium by Capt. Pete Small, Program Manager for Unmanned Systems. Small said this is now being advanced through a collaborative effort between Naval Sea Systems Command and Naval Air Systems Command.“In the command and control area we are looking to standardize protocols across UUVs, USV and UAVs,” Small said. Using common protocol standards and flexible architecture, the Navy plans to solidify what Small called “a smattering of manned and unmanned systems, satellites and ground stations communicating with the right interfaces.”Surface radio or GPS signals, coupled with various kinds of sonar or low-frequency undersea communications, form the foundation for emerging kinds of networking which bring the prospect of a new era of interconnectivity. Also, DARPA and BAE Systems are now working on an emerging GPS-like undersea networking technology as well.“You might have a destroyer that needs to operate a UUV and a USV and link back to a shore-based command and control center. You have got to have common protocols. Every unmanned system is a little different and has its own requirements. Ships and subs have different elements. You need commonality for platform integration,” Small said.


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

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


Oklahoma woman caught on own CCTV camera firebombing and shooting into neighbour’s home

Oklahoma woman caught on own CCTV camera firebombing and shooting into neighbour’s homeAn Oklahoma woman was arrested after being caught on camera firing gunshots and throwing a lit towel into her next door neighbour's home. Firefighters were called to the burning property in Del City on June 10th, responding to 911 calls that reported flames coming from the garage door.Having contained the blaze, fire investigators learned there was an ongoing conflict between the owner of the burnt home and the next door neighbour, Annie Durham, 59.Shocking footage of the incident was captured on CCTV, showing Durham firing two shots into the side of the home before throwing a flaming object into the door, setting the house ablaze.The video released by the Del City Fire Department came from the accused woman’s own surveillance camera.According to the fire department, Durham was initially resistant to giving up the footage, claiming the camera had not been switched on.However, it was eventually obtained with the help of the City Police Department’s Computer Forensic Division.Durham was arrested on Monday June 17 and is charged with second degree arson and discharge of a firearm into a dwelling.


Saudi envoy blasts UN expert's report on Khashoggi killing

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


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

Fatal Hawaii skydiving plane crash renews NTSB's call for stricter rules: 'Accidents continue to happen'An NTSB official put the FAA on notice Monday, calling for regulations on parachute operations after a skydiving plane crash in Hawaii killed 11.


Senate Passes $4.6 Billion Border-Funding Bill after Rejecting Pelosi’s Version

Senate Passes $4.6 Billion Border-Funding Bill after Rejecting Pelosi’s VersionThe Senate on Wednesday passed a $4.6 billion spending package to alleviate the ongoing crisis at the southern border, just moments after rejecting a similar emergency-funding bill advanced by House Democrats that included restrictions on the funding of certain border-enforcement measures.Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who shepherded the more restrictive spending bill through the House on Tuesday, announced her caucus's opposition to the Senate bill before it was voted on, ensuring a contentious reconciliation process between the two chambers before a final bill can be sent to President Trump's desk.“They pass their bill, we respect that,” Pelosi said Wednesday. “We passed our bill, we hope they would respect that. And there are some improvements that we think can be reconciled.”Republican lawmakers have emphasized the urgency of the border crisis in asking their Democratic colleagues to avoid a protracted reconciliation process by passing the Senate spending bill immediately, before lawmakers leave town for the one-week July 4 recess.Addressing his colleagues on the Senate floor before the vote on Wednesday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell emphasized the bipartisan support behind the upper chamber's spending bill, which ultimately passed 84–8.“The House has not made much progress toward actually making a law, just more resistance theater,” McConnell said. “The Senate has a better and more bipartisan way forward.”“It’s a productive compromise that would go a long way to begin to address the border crisis: no poison pills, just a clean bill,” he added, referencing the restrictions placed on the use of funds in the House spending bill.The House bill, which fell 19 votes short of passage in the Senate, includes numerous humanitarian provisions related to the detention of migrants and restricts the amount of funding that can be allocated to enforcement mechanisms.The Senate bill, meanwhile, allocates $1.3 billion to improve the Border Patrol and HHS detention facilities, which have been overwhelmed by the 144,000 asylum-seekers that arrived at the border last month, as well as $2.9 billion to improve the medical care and supervision of migrant children, many of whom, according to multiple recent reports, have been deprived of basic hygiene products and proper beds due to lack of resources.House Democrats, particularly those in the progressive wing of the caucus, remain opposed to the Senate bill because they believe it does not do enough to ensure the humane treatment of migrants. Their bill would allow lawmakers to do unannounced checks of detention facilities, would mandate the provision of certain hygiene products, and would limit the amount of time children can be detained to just 90 days.


Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to Stonewall

Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to StonewallPhoto Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyIn this special series, LGBT celebrities and public figures talk to Tim Teeman about the Stonewall Riots and their legacy—see more here.Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running to be the Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2020 presidential election. If successful, he would be the first openly gay president of the United States.Buttigieg did not respond to these four questions sent to him by The Daily Beast: When and how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots and what did you make of them? What is their significance for you? How far have LGBT people come since 1969? What would you like to see, LGBT-wise, in the next 50 years?Bill T. Jones: We Must Work Harder to Connect Stonewall to the World’s Other Liberation StrugglesInstead, Buttigieg sent this statement:“In the 50 years since Stonewall, it’s been extraordinary to see the awakening of the LGBTQ+ community. As the first out elected official running for president, it’s hard to believe how quickly these changes have come to our society, but also hard to live with just how much work remains ahead of us. “And in those 50 years we’ve seen a remarkable transformation: the awakening of an identity that learned how to exert political force and issue a moral call for our nation to do better when it comes to equality. I’m proud to be a part of that, standing on the shoulders of giants in a tradition that goes back to Stonewall and before, and I’m eager for the gains to be made on the road ahead.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


UPDATE 5-U.S. regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAX

UPDATE 5-U.S. regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAXWASHINGTON/SEATTLE, June 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency said on Wednesday. The risk was discovered during a simulator test last week and it is not yet clear if the issue can be addressed with a software upgrade or will require a more complex hardware fix, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The FAA did not elaborate on the latest setback for Boeing, which has been working to get its best-selling airplane back in the air following a worldwide grounding in March in the wake of two deadly crashes within five months.


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

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


Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China

Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with ChinaHong Kong protesters marched to major consulates on Wednesday in a call for G20 nations to confront fellow member China over sliding freedoms in the financial hub, at a weekend summit in Japan. The semi-autonomous city has been shaken by huge demonstrations this month, with protesters demanding the withdrawal of a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. The massive rallies are the latest manifestation of growing fears that China is stamping down on the city's unique freedoms and culture.


Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?

Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East. For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium. With the United States needing a more robust posture against Iran and confronting renewed challenges in Asia and Europe, several immediate measures and concerted longer-term efforts are critical to ensure America has the carriers it needs.The requirement to maintain carrier presence in the Middle East is a critical part of a broader national security strategy, in which U.S. global security interests necessitate a worldwide force presence. Indeed, the Navy's mission demands remain as high as those of the Cold War, calling on ships to be everywhere seemingly at once, but today's fleet is less than half the size it was 30 years ago.During the Obama administration, a “rebalance” supposedly allowed the Pentagon to focus on Asia and Europe while washing its hands of the Middle East. In reality, we never effectively rebalanced forces in the Indo-Pacific, and the situation on the ground forced us to remain deeply involved in the Middle East. Now with a growing Iranian threat, it would be imprudent to suddenly abandon the region, even as we face renewed challenges in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean.Indeed, Iran’s threat to the region continues growing as its recent attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman demonstrate. Its reliance on violent sectarianism helps fuel Sunni extremist groups like ISIS. This also places Tehran’s proxies on the borders of key U.S. allies. Beginning next year, Tehran can start upgrading its conventional and missile arsenals as U.N. arms embargoes expire. It is also threatening to resume progress toward nuclear weapons.The Trump Administration is pursuing robust sanctions, but these alone are likely insufficient to prevent Tehran’s aggression and reassure our regional allies.Credible forward deployed military capability – like a carrier strike group – provides real options for American policymakers. Last month’s intelligence suggesting Iran was ready to move against U.S. interests in the Middle East demonstrates how the absence of such forces could embolden Iran. Responding to this intelligence, the prompt movement of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group into the region has dramatically increased the U.S. force posture. Effective deterrence of Iran will require persistent, visible, and credible military capability.A combination of far-reaching and short-term policy changes can address this challenge.


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

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


View Photos of the 2020 Audi Q7

View Photos of the 2020 Audi Q7


FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming year

FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming yearFedEx Corp. posted weak quarterly results in its core express business and warned Tuesday that its profit in the year ahead will be hurt by slowing growth in the world economy and the decision to drop a contract with retail giant Amazon. The delivery company reported a quarterly loss of nearly $2 billion. FedEx started a new fiscal year this month, and Chief Financial Officer Alan Graf said the company's performance, especially at FedEx Express, is being hurt by continued weakness in global trade and industrial production.


Supreme Court’s Conservative Justices Weigh Scrapping Another Precedent

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


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

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


Taj Ma Garaj Collection Being Sold Without Reserve

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


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

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Melania Trump's defender Stephanie Grisham to replace Sanders as WH press secretary

Melania Trump's defender Stephanie Grisham to replace Sanders as WH press secretaryStephanie Grisham, who has been first lady Melania Trump’s spokesperson since March 2017, will be the next White House press secretary, replacing Sarah Sanders.


Pompeo faces thorny issues on India visit, from trade to Russia arms deals

Pompeo faces thorny issues on India visit, from trade to Russia arms dealsU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on Tuesday for talks with Indian leaders in New Delhi, where he is expected to tackle a host of delicate issues from trade to India's longstanding defence and energy ties to Russia and Iran. Relations between the United States and India have improved dramatically since the Cold War but they have still fallen short of their promise and now have run into serious problems over tariffs, flows of data and tighter Indian rules on online commerce in one of the world's fastest growing large markets. Pompeo landed in New Delhi late on Tuesday night after an unannounced trip to Kabul.


Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neck

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SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experiments

SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experimentsSpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. It was the third flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket, but the first ordered by the military. The Defense Department mission is expected to provide data to certify the Falcon Heavy — and reused boosters — for future national security launches.


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

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


Microsoft might beat Apple to market with an ARM-powered laptop

Microsoft might beat Apple to market with an ARM-powered laptopApple is expected to replace Intel chips that typically power MacBooks with ARM-based creations of its own, and we keep seeing rumors pointing in that direction. But while Apple hasn't confirmed that it's working on A-series processors that could deliver desktop-grade performance, its partner (and rival) Qualcomm has already launched a bunch of ARM processors that can run Windows.The latest one is the Snapdragon 8cx that has been engineered specifically for notebook use. And that's the platform Microsoft might use on an upcoming Surface laptop.Windows Central's Zac Bowden said on Twitter that the latest Surface codename to keep an eye out for is "Excalibur," which is reportedly powered by an 8cx processor:https://twitter.com/zacbowden/status/1143220716273356801Just a couple of months ago, we saw a Snapdragon 8cx laptop at Computex 2019, meant to demo 5G connectivity on notebooks. Qualcomm, of course, is also pushing its 5G chips, which power several of the 5G smartphones that are available in stores, including the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.At the time, Qualcomm partnered with Lenovo on the "Project Limitless" device, although we have no idea when this laptop will launch. Microsoft, on the other hand, is already rumored to be working on dual-display and foldable devices, with a foldable Surface tablet/laptop expected in the first half of 2020. It's unclear whether the Excalibur is related to any of these products. However, using a Snapdragon 8cx platform, complete with 5G connectivity on a foldable device, makes a great deal of sense.Intel chips have powered all of Microsoft's Surface models to date. Many future Surface laptops will likely continue to rely on Intel chips, but having Microsoft launch an ARM-based Surface would put even more pressure on Intel, as well as signal to other vendors that Windows on ARM is a real alternative.As for Apple, the company is expected to deliver a novel 16-inch MacBook Pro this fall, although the laptop will probably run on Intel chips. Other MacBook lines will also see refreshes, but there's no indication that an ARM-based MacBook will launch this year.


2018 Dodge Demon Could Be Yours

2018 Dodge Demon Could Be YoursThe Demon is a truly wicked modern classic muscle car. Few cars, modern or from any time period, can match the pure attitude of this 2018 Dodge Demon. While the pictures certainly make it apparent this is no regular Dodge Challenger, to see one in person you get the full effect. Even people who don’t normally pay attention to cars will stop and notice this one. It’s loud and the exterior screams aggression. This is the ride you want to turn heads and draw loads of stares. You have Petty’s Garage to thank for the opportunity to own this car.The powertrain setup on the Demon is the stuff of legends. Out of the factory the 2.7-liter supercharger gulps tons of air. It feeds the 6.2-liter V8 engine with glee, pushing a peak 808-horsepower. It gets even better with a 3.09:1 gearing for the rear, dual fuel pumps, and so much more. NHRA certified it as the world’s fastest production car for the quarter mile with a time of 9.65 seconds at 140 mph.Adding to the sinister nature of this car is the all-black exterior. The silky smooth paint job showcases the super wide ram air intake in the hood, the fender bulges, and even make the red Demon logos just in front of the doors jump out. An absence of brightwork almost screams at onlookers that they should be in awe to behold such a muscle machine.Of course, Petty’s Garage has added some extra goodies to a car that’s already loaded, making it that much sweeter. You get a Petty’s Garage rear racing spoiler and custom painted graphics. In addition, the car rolls on custom 20-inch wheels with Continental tires for an even more compelling setup.You can’t go wrong investing in a Demon. People lined up for the opportunity to buy one when it was announced, thanks to plenty of press about the crazy horsepower output and other details. It’s a car people will remember fondly for some time. This particular 2018 Dodge Demon is Number 0043 off the production line. More American Cars 2016 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Gets Petty’s Power Upgrade Pristine 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 On The Market


9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are Low

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22 Slow Cars That Are Tons of Fun to Drive Fast

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U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S.-China trade deal is 90% done - CNBC

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A Florida woman turned in her husband's guns after his domestic violence arrest. Police arrested her for theft

A Florida woman turned in her husband's guns after his domestic violence arrest. Police arrested her for theftCourtney Irby was charged with grand theft and armed burglary for turning in her husband's guns while he was in jail for domestic violence.


Iran air defence missiles must be taken seriously: experts

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Relative: Gunman killed 4, self over jealousy of in-laws

Relative: Gunman killed 4, self over jealousy of in-lawsA man who family members in California say shot four relatives to death before taking his own life was upset his wife was able to get visas for her relatives to travel from Vietnam to the United States, a relative said Tuesday. To Van Khuat said 66-year-old Chi Dinh Ta had recently called him and told him he planned to kill his in-laws, who had recently arrived in San Jose from Asia. Ta had been seething with jealousy because he was not able to bring his own family from Vietnam, Khuat said.


Authorities in Utah release new photos of last time missing college student seen in public

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Microsoft is reportedly testing two exciting new Surface models

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New-gen Raspberry Pi out now from $35

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Boris Johnson Predicts ‘Million-to-One’ Chance of No-Deal Brexit

Boris Johnson Predicts ‘Million-to-One’ Chance of No-Deal Brexit(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson zigzagged back to a softer Brexit stance, saying there was a "million to one" chance he’d lead Britain into a chaotic split from Europe, as lawmakers maneuvered to make sure he couldn’t even if he wanted to.On Tuesday, the front-runner to be Britain’s next prime minister had pledged to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without a deal. "Do or die, come what may," he said. A day later he was walking that back, saying he didn’t expect Britain to end up in no-deal limbo.“I don’t think that’s where we’re going to end up. I think it’s a million to one against, but it is vital that we prepare," he told a leadership contest event Wednesday.Johnson has built a broad coalition of supporters within the Conservative Party, from arch-Brexiteers to modernizers who wanted to stay in the bloc. He has taken turns to offer each side what they want to hear -- both in public and in private. The pound was unchanged.Read more: When Boris Johnson Talks Brexit, MPs Hear What They Want to HearMembers of Parliament who oppose a no-deal split because they fear the economic consequences are trying to use the tools of Parliament to prevent the next prime minister leaving without an agreement.They succeeded in forcing May to seek an extension earlier this year, but a recent maneuver failed and they now risk running out of time.Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has proposed an amendment to government spending limits that would forbid the government from spending money on some areas if there had been a no-deal Brexit that wasn’t approved by Parliament. A vote could come next Tuesday.It’s not clear if it will succeed: The move could be too drastic, and too soon, for many of the MPs who are preparing to fight a no-deal Brexit.Navigating ParliamentJohnson’s rival for the premiership, Jeremy Hunt, also wants to renegotiate May’s Brexit deal, and says he would leave the bloc without an agreement if it were the only option. But unlike Johnson, he’s prepared to extend the Oct. 31 deadline if a new accord were in reach.Johnson’s softer tone late Wednesday contrasted with comments made by members of his team earlier in the day. Two colleagues signaled a willingness to ignore Parliament if it tried to block a no-deal Brexit.“We will leave at the end of October, come what may, that is the legal default position, and Parliament does not have the means to overturn that,” Andrea Leadsom told the BBC.Earlier, Dominic Raab told BBC radio that any motion from MPs to urge Johnson to change course would have “zero legal effect.” Johnson took a more conciliatory line Wednesday, saying he was not "attracted to archaic devices” such as proroguing, or suspending, Parliament in order to ensure the U.K. leaves on time.Johnson indicated he’s banking on Parliament to approve a revised Brexit deal. He sees an outbreak of "common sense" among lawmakers and said the politics of the country have changed since March 29, the day the U.K. was meant to leave the EU, and the last time May tried to push her much hated agreement through the House of Commons.Hunt and Johnson agreed that a general election before Brexit is delivered would bring a disastrous result for the party. Hunt said the Conservatives would be “thrashed” in a general election, putting opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in power.Read more: Johnson’s Backers Eye Early U.K. Election, Despite Brexit CrisisJohnson said that “it would be absolutely crazy for any of us to think of going to the country and calling a general election before we get Brexit done.”They also agreed that the residency rights of EU citizens in the U.K. -- part of the divorce deal -- should be guaranteed. And Johnson used the event on Wednesday to set out his vision for post-Brexit immigration: He wants an Australian-style points system that would favor skilled workers, and restrict unskilled labor flows -- a key promise of the referendum campaign in 2016.To contact the reporters on this story: Jessica Shankleman in London at jshankleman@bloomberg.net;Robert Hutton in London at rhutton1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Emma Ross-Thomas at erossthomas@bloomberg.net, ;Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


The New Ford Puma Crossover Is Tiny, Weird-Looking, and Probably Coming to the U.S.

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Viral video shows man dumping bucket of water on homeless woman from San Francisco rooftop

Viral video shows man dumping bucket of water on homeless woman from San Francisco rooftopThe San Francisco Police Department classifies the attack as a misdemeanor battery, and will investigate if the victim comes forward.


On Watch in the Arabian Gulf: What the U.S. Navy Faces Against Iran

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The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7

The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead. Twenty-three-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy pleaded not guilty Tuesday to seven counts of negligent homicide and was ordered to remain in preventive detention in New Hampshire, with a judge saying his driving record poses a potential danger to the public and himself.


GOP Rep: Trump Hatred Could Be Driving Reports of Awful Conditions at Detention Centers

GOP Rep: Trump Hatred Could Be Driving Reports of Awful Conditions at Detention CentersMSNBCAmid reports of migrant children suffering in inhumane and squalid conditions at Texas border detention centers, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) suggested on Monday night the reports could be untrue because of the hatred many feel for the president.Appearing on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, the Texas lawmaker was asked by host Chris Hayes whether he agreed that “these kinds of conditions are appalling and unacceptable,” something Burgess was unwilling to fully concede.Noting that “it’s always been tough” at a number of facilities at the border, Burgess went on to describe the Custom and Border Patrol agents as heroes, insisting that they don’t get enough credit for the humane work they do. Hayes, meanwhile, pressed the congressman to address the conditions at the facilities, specifically at the center in Clint, Texas, where hundreds of young migrants were reportedly detained in a “chaotic scene of sickness and filth.” Following the reports of overcrowding and inadequate food and sanitation, all but 30 children were removed from the center.Burgess, however, asserted that he hadn’t seen anything like that at the centers he’d visited, causing Hayes to ask if Burgess thought reporters and lawyers were “making it up.” Once again, the Republican lawmaker insisted that wasn’t what he’d seen, noting that he hadn’t been to the Clint facility.“You think this is fictional?!” Hayes exclaimed.“I don’t know if it’s hyperbole,” Burgess replied. “I know that the hatred for this president is so intense, people are liable to say anything. I got to go look for myself and see for myself.”Moments later, Hayes confronted Burgess over reports that children in the facilities had “lice crawling through their heads,” causing the congressman to claim that the kids “arrive with the lice.”“You don’t know that,” the MSNBC host exploded. “You do not know that!”“I do,” Burgess stated.Hayes pushed back and pointed to reports that children in the Clint facility had contracted the flu there, leading Burgess to bring up another facility altogether.“That is not true. When I was down in McAllen—” Burgess said, prompting Hayes to fire back that they were talking about Clint and the lawmaker had admitted he hadn’t been there.“I just talked to the lawyer who was just in Clint, Texas,” the All In host exclaimed. “You just told me you’re not in Clint, Texas. You don’t know what they got.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


Iran to speed up enrichment of uranium amid faltering nuclear deal

Iran to speed up enrichment of uranium amid faltering nuclear dealIran will speed up enrichment of uranium and pull further out of the nuclear deal with world powers, Iranian officials said.


Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

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Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?

Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?Collins has served in the Senate for 22 years, but her opponents hope one vote can pull her down: the one she cast for Brett Kavanaugh.


Toy Car for a Grown Up: 2013 Camaro SS Hot Wheels Edition

Toy Car for a Grown Up: 2013 Camaro SS Hot Wheels EditionThis special edition of the Camaro has just 824 miles on its odometer.There’s a somewhat common sentiment in the automotive world stating that when people get older, their toys only get bigger. A good example of this is the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hot Wheels Edition, which adds stylistic influence from the renowned toy maker to a muscle car with a V8 engine and a manual transmission. Mutual Enterprises in Springfield, Massachusetts offers this limited-production Camaro for sale, noting that the vehicle’s single owner was a collector. What makes the Hot Wheels Edition special? First, there’s the striking Kinetic Blue exterior paint color, which definitely isn’t going to divert any attention away from this muscle car. Additionally, there are exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels and various bits of Hot Wheels badging.Inside the cabin, you’ll find a black leather interior with red stitching, and of course, there are Hot Wheels logos embroidered into the seats. Because Chevrolet based this example on the SS trim, it also features a heads up information display.Incredibly, this Camaro only has 824 miles on the odometer.The Hot Wheels Edition was available as either a 2LT V6 or a 2SS V8 model. Luckily for potential buyers, this example is the latter, with its 6.2-liter V8 engine pairing to a manual transmission to drive the rear wheels. Also, the vehicle features a dual mode exhaust, which was a factory option.Mutual Enterprises is asking $34,995 for this special edition Camaro, which seems like a pretty stellar deal, considering the car cost over $37,000 new and the Hot Wheels option package was $6,995 itself. Would you add some miles to this full-size fun toy, or would you continue to treat it as a collectible?  Read More... Boosted 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Murders Tires 2018 Dodge Demon Could Be Yours


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

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Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restoration

Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restorationAn accidental discovery of a 19th-century clock in a dusty church storage room in Paris has sparked hopes that it can be used to replace a timepiece destroyed in the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral. The ruined clock in Notre-Dame, which measured two metres (6.5 feet) across, was located beneath the roof and spire of the Gothic monument which crashed down in the blaze that stunned France in April. Then French clockmaker Jean-Baptiste Viot stumbled across an almost identical version while completing an inventory last month at Saint Trinite church in northern Paris, four kilometres (2.5 miles) away from Notre-Dame.


Baby rescued from plastic bag in Georgia

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


20 Quick And Easy No-Cook Recipes For When Its Too Hot To Function

20 Quick And Easy No-Cook Recipes For When Its Too Hot To Function


Watch Out, Russia and China: The Navy Has a New Plan to Kill Your Submarines

Watch Out, Russia and China: The Navy Has a New Plan to Kill Your SubmarinesSmall said the Navy is ultimately looking for a “family of systems.”Should an enemy submarine surface well beyond undersea or surface drone detection range and send intelligence to attack platforms - US Navy platforms could be vulnerable in some instances. Fortified by targeting data from well beyond the horizon, enemy subs, planes and ships might, in this case, be well-positioned for a coordinated strike.However, should an interwoven web of Navy surveillance assets track and share vital information, coordinated surface, air and undersea drones could sustain an unprecedented advantage -- and a new attack synergy could actually begin to transform maritime warfare.Enemy mines, surface ships, small boats and submarines might be detected more quickly, but, perhaps of greater importance, cross-domain drone connectivity would completely change the sensor-to-shooter kill chain. With this in mind, Navy weapons developers have put this initiative on the fast track, with the hope of rapidly networking its fleet of surface, air and undersea drones.Submarine hunting with Textron’s Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) is already breaking through to a new level of detection and attack technology, laying a foundation of progress from which to build toward a new horizon of the desired interconnected maritime drone combat. This new level of multi-domain drone networking was described at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Symposium by Capt. Pete Small, Program Manager for Unmanned Systems. Small said this is now being advanced through a collaborative effort between Naval Sea Systems Command and Naval Air Systems Command.“In the command and control area we are looking to standardize protocols across UUVs, USV and UAVs,” Small said. Using common protocol standards and flexible architecture, the Navy plans to solidify what Small called “a smattering of manned and unmanned systems, satellites and ground stations communicating with the right interfaces.”Surface radio or GPS signals, coupled with various kinds of sonar or low-frequency undersea communications, form the foundation for emerging kinds of networking which bring the prospect of a new era of interconnectivity. Also, DARPA and BAE Systems are now working on an emerging GPS-like undersea networking technology as well.“You might have a destroyer that needs to operate a UUV and a USV and link back to a shore-based command and control center. You have got to have common protocols. Every unmanned system is a little different and has its own requirements. Ships and subs have different elements. You need commonality for platform integration,” Small said.


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

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


Oklahoma woman caught on own CCTV camera firebombing and shooting into neighbour’s home

Oklahoma woman caught on own CCTV camera firebombing and shooting into neighbour’s homeAn Oklahoma woman was arrested after being caught on camera firing gunshots and throwing a lit towel into her next door neighbour's home. Firefighters were called to the burning property in Del City on June 10th, responding to 911 calls that reported flames coming from the garage door.Having contained the blaze, fire investigators learned there was an ongoing conflict between the owner of the burnt home and the next door neighbour, Annie Durham, 59.Shocking footage of the incident was captured on CCTV, showing Durham firing two shots into the side of the home before throwing a flaming object into the door, setting the house ablaze.The video released by the Del City Fire Department came from the accused woman’s own surveillance camera.According to the fire department, Durham was initially resistant to giving up the footage, claiming the camera had not been switched on.However, it was eventually obtained with the help of the City Police Department’s Computer Forensic Division.Durham was arrested on Monday June 17 and is charged with second degree arson and discharge of a firearm into a dwelling.


Saudi envoy blasts UN expert's report on Khashoggi killing

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


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

Fatal Hawaii skydiving plane crash renews NTSB's call for stricter rules: 'Accidents continue to happen'An NTSB official put the FAA on notice Monday, calling for regulations on parachute operations after a skydiving plane crash in Hawaii killed 11.


Senate Passes $4.6 Billion Border-Funding Bill after Rejecting Pelosi’s Version

Senate Passes $4.6 Billion Border-Funding Bill after Rejecting Pelosi’s VersionThe Senate on Wednesday passed a $4.6 billion spending package to alleviate the ongoing crisis at the southern border, just moments after rejecting a similar emergency-funding bill advanced by House Democrats that included restrictions on the funding of certain border-enforcement measures.Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who shepherded the more restrictive spending bill through the House on Tuesday, announced her caucus's opposition to the Senate bill before it was voted on, ensuring a contentious reconciliation process between the two chambers before a final bill can be sent to President Trump's desk.“They pass their bill, we respect that,” Pelosi said Wednesday. “We passed our bill, we hope they would respect that. And there are some improvements that we think can be reconciled.”Republican lawmakers have emphasized the urgency of the border crisis in asking their Democratic colleagues to avoid a protracted reconciliation process by passing the Senate spending bill immediately, before lawmakers leave town for the one-week July 4 recess.Addressing his colleagues on the Senate floor before the vote on Wednesday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell emphasized the bipartisan support behind the upper chamber's spending bill, which ultimately passed 84–8.“The House has not made much progress toward actually making a law, just more resistance theater,” McConnell said. “The Senate has a better and more bipartisan way forward.”“It’s a productive compromise that would go a long way to begin to address the border crisis: no poison pills, just a clean bill,” he added, referencing the restrictions placed on the use of funds in the House spending bill.The House bill, which fell 19 votes short of passage in the Senate, includes numerous humanitarian provisions related to the detention of migrants and restricts the amount of funding that can be allocated to enforcement mechanisms.The Senate bill, meanwhile, allocates $1.3 billion to improve the Border Patrol and HHS detention facilities, which have been overwhelmed by the 144,000 asylum-seekers that arrived at the border last month, as well as $2.9 billion to improve the medical care and supervision of migrant children, many of whom, according to multiple recent reports, have been deprived of basic hygiene products and proper beds due to lack of resources.House Democrats, particularly those in the progressive wing of the caucus, remain opposed to the Senate bill because they believe it does not do enough to ensure the humane treatment of migrants. Their bill would allow lawmakers to do unannounced checks of detention facilities, would mandate the provision of certain hygiene products, and would limit the amount of time children can be detained to just 90 days.


Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to Stonewall

Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to StonewallPhoto Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyIn this special series, LGBT celebrities and public figures talk to Tim Teeman about the Stonewall Riots and their legacy—see more here.Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running to be the Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2020 presidential election. If successful, he would be the first openly gay president of the United States.Buttigieg did not respond to these four questions sent to him by The Daily Beast: When and how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots and what did you make of them? What is their significance for you? How far have LGBT people come since 1969? What would you like to see, LGBT-wise, in the next 50 years?Bill T. Jones: We Must Work Harder to Connect Stonewall to the World’s Other Liberation StrugglesInstead, Buttigieg sent this statement:“In the 50 years since Stonewall, it’s been extraordinary to see the awakening of the LGBTQ+ community. As the first out elected official running for president, it’s hard to believe how quickly these changes have come to our society, but also hard to live with just how much work remains ahead of us. “And in those 50 years we’ve seen a remarkable transformation: the awakening of an identity that learned how to exert political force and issue a moral call for our nation to do better when it comes to equality. I’m proud to be a part of that, standing on the shoulders of giants in a tradition that goes back to Stonewall and before, and I’m eager for the gains to be made on the road ahead.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


UPDATE 5-U.S. regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAX

UPDATE 5-U.S. regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAXWASHINGTON/SEATTLE, June 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency said on Wednesday. The risk was discovered during a simulator test last week and it is not yet clear if the issue can be addressed with a software upgrade or will require a more complex hardware fix, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The FAA did not elaborate on the latest setback for Boeing, which has been working to get its best-selling airplane back in the air following a worldwide grounding in March in the wake of two deadly crashes within five months.


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

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


Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China

Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with ChinaHong Kong protesters marched to major consulates on Wednesday in a call for G20 nations to confront fellow member China over sliding freedoms in the financial hub, at a weekend summit in Japan. The semi-autonomous city has been shaken by huge demonstrations this month, with protesters demanding the withdrawal of a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. The massive rallies are the latest manifestation of growing fears that China is stamping down on the city's unique freedoms and culture.


Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?

Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East. For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium. With the United States needing a more robust posture against Iran and confronting renewed challenges in Asia and Europe, several immediate measures and concerted longer-term efforts are critical to ensure America has the carriers it needs.The requirement to maintain carrier presence in the Middle East is a critical part of a broader national security strategy, in which U.S. global security interests necessitate a worldwide force presence. Indeed, the Navy's mission demands remain as high as those of the Cold War, calling on ships to be everywhere seemingly at once, but today's fleet is less than half the size it was 30 years ago.During the Obama administration, a “rebalance” supposedly allowed the Pentagon to focus on Asia and Europe while washing its hands of the Middle East. In reality, we never effectively rebalanced forces in the Indo-Pacific, and the situation on the ground forced us to remain deeply involved in the Middle East. Now with a growing Iranian threat, it would be imprudent to suddenly abandon the region, even as we face renewed challenges in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean.Indeed, Iran’s threat to the region continues growing as its recent attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman demonstrate. Its reliance on violent sectarianism helps fuel Sunni extremist groups like ISIS. This also places Tehran’s proxies on the borders of key U.S. allies. Beginning next year, Tehran can start upgrading its conventional and missile arsenals as U.N. arms embargoes expire. It is also threatening to resume progress toward nuclear weapons.The Trump Administration is pursuing robust sanctions, but these alone are likely insufficient to prevent Tehran’s aggression and reassure our regional allies.Credible forward deployed military capability – like a carrier strike group – provides real options for American policymakers. Last month’s intelligence suggesting Iran was ready to move against U.S. interests in the Middle East demonstrates how the absence of such forces could embolden Iran. Responding to this intelligence, the prompt movement of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group into the region has dramatically increased the U.S. force posture. Effective deterrence of Iran will require persistent, visible, and credible military capability.A combination of far-reaching and short-term policy changes can address this challenge.


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

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


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FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming year

FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming yearFedEx Corp. posted weak quarterly results in its core express business and warned Tuesday that its profit in the year ahead will be hurt by slowing growth in the world economy and the decision to drop a contract with retail giant Amazon. The delivery company reported a quarterly loss of nearly $2 billion. FedEx started a new fiscal year this month, and Chief Financial Officer Alan Graf said the company's performance, especially at FedEx Express, is being hurt by continued weakness in global trade and industrial production.


Supreme Court’s Conservative Justices Weigh Scrapping Another Precedent

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


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

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


Taj Ma Garaj Collection Being Sold Without Reserve

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


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

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


Melania Trump's defender Stephanie Grisham to replace Sanders as WH press secretary

Melania Trump's defender Stephanie Grisham to replace Sanders as WH press secretaryStephanie Grisham, who has been first lady Melania Trump’s spokesperson since March 2017, will be the next White House press secretary, replacing Sarah Sanders.


Pompeo faces thorny issues on India visit, from trade to Russia arms deals

Pompeo faces thorny issues on India visit, from trade to Russia arms dealsU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on Tuesday for talks with Indian leaders in New Delhi, where he is expected to tackle a host of delicate issues from trade to India's longstanding defence and energy ties to Russia and Iran. Relations between the United States and India have improved dramatically since the Cold War but they have still fallen short of their promise and now have run into serious problems over tariffs, flows of data and tighter Indian rules on online commerce in one of the world's fastest growing large markets. Pompeo landed in New Delhi late on Tuesday night after an unannounced trip to Kabul.


Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neck

Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neckIn video shared by Chicago police, Jussie Smollett is seen wearing a noose, and men are seen buying supplies to carry out the allegedly-staged attack.


SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experiments

SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experimentsSpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. It was the third flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket, but the first ordered by the military. The Defense Department mission is expected to provide data to certify the Falcon Heavy — and reused boosters — for future national security launches.


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

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


Microsoft might beat Apple to market with an ARM-powered laptop

Microsoft might beat Apple to market with an ARM-powered laptopApple is expected to replace Intel chips that typically power MacBooks with ARM-based creations of its own, and we keep seeing rumors pointing in that direction. But while Apple hasn't confirmed that it's working on A-series processors that could deliver desktop-grade performance, its partner (and rival) Qualcomm has already launched a bunch of ARM processors that can run Windows.The latest one is the Snapdragon 8cx that has been engineered specifically for notebook use. And that's the platform Microsoft might use on an upcoming Surface laptop.Windows Central's Zac Bowden said on Twitter that the latest Surface codename to keep an eye out for is "Excalibur," which is reportedly powered by an 8cx processor:https://twitter.com/zacbowden/status/1143220716273356801Just a couple of months ago, we saw a Snapdragon 8cx laptop at Computex 2019, meant to demo 5G connectivity on notebooks. Qualcomm, of course, is also pushing its 5G chips, which power several of the 5G smartphones that are available in stores, including the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.At the time, Qualcomm partnered with Lenovo on the "Project Limitless" device, although we have no idea when this laptop will launch. Microsoft, on the other hand, is already rumored to be working on dual-display and foldable devices, with a foldable Surface tablet/laptop expected in the first half of 2020. It's unclear whether the Excalibur is related to any of these products. However, using a Snapdragon 8cx platform, complete with 5G connectivity on a foldable device, makes a great deal of sense.Intel chips have powered all of Microsoft's Surface models to date. Many future Surface laptops will likely continue to rely on Intel chips, but having Microsoft launch an ARM-based Surface would put even more pressure on Intel, as well as signal to other vendors that Windows on ARM is a real alternative.As for Apple, the company is expected to deliver a novel 16-inch MacBook Pro this fall, although the laptop will probably run on Intel chips. Other MacBook lines will also see refreshes, but there's no indication that an ARM-based MacBook will launch this year.


2018 Dodge Demon Could Be Yours

2018 Dodge Demon Could Be YoursThe Demon is a truly wicked modern classic muscle car. Few cars, modern or from any time period, can match the pure attitude of this 2018 Dodge Demon. While the pictures certainly make it apparent this is no regular Dodge Challenger, to see one in person you get the full effect. Even people who don’t normally pay attention to cars will stop and notice this one. It’s loud and the exterior screams aggression. This is the ride you want to turn heads and draw loads of stares. You have Petty’s Garage to thank for the opportunity to own this car.The powertrain setup on the Demon is the stuff of legends. Out of the factory the 2.7-liter supercharger gulps tons of air. It feeds the 6.2-liter V8 engine with glee, pushing a peak 808-horsepower. It gets even better with a 3.09:1 gearing for the rear, dual fuel pumps, and so much more. NHRA certified it as the world’s fastest production car for the quarter mile with a time of 9.65 seconds at 140 mph.Adding to the sinister nature of this car is the all-black exterior. The silky smooth paint job showcases the super wide ram air intake in the hood, the fender bulges, and even make the red Demon logos just in front of the doors jump out. An absence of brightwork almost screams at onlookers that they should be in awe to behold such a muscle machine.Of course, Petty’s Garage has added some extra goodies to a car that’s already loaded, making it that much sweeter. You get a Petty’s Garage rear racing spoiler and custom painted graphics. In addition, the car rolls on custom 20-inch wheels with Continental tires for an even more compelling setup.You can’t go wrong investing in a Demon. People lined up for the opportunity to buy one when it was announced, thanks to plenty of press about the crazy horsepower output and other details. It’s a car people will remember fondly for some time. This particular 2018 Dodge Demon is Number 0043 off the production line. More American Cars 2016 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Gets Petty’s Power Upgrade Pristine 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 On The Market


9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are Low

9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are LowBank of America analyst Doug Leggate recently lowered his oil price forecast for the second half of 2019 from $68 per barrel to $63, but Leggate says there are still plenty of value opportunities among oil stocks today. Here are nine oil stocks Leggate recommends. Leggate says Exxon has the strongest project pipeline of any oil major, including developments in Guyana and the U.S. Permian Basin.


22 Slow Cars That Are Tons of Fun to Drive Fast

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U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S.-China trade deal is 90% done - CNBC

U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S.-China trade deal is 90% done - CNBCU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the trade deal between the United States and China is "about 90%" complete, CNBC reported. "We were about 90% of the way there (with a deal) and I think there's a path to complete this," Mnuchin said in an interview to the news channel. U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will meet this week at the G20 summit in Japan hoping to calm their 11-month trade war.


A Florida woman turned in her husband's guns after his domestic violence arrest. Police arrested her for theft

A Florida woman turned in her husband's guns after his domestic violence arrest. Police arrested her for theftCourtney Irby was charged with grand theft and armed burglary for turning in her husband's guns while he was in jail for domestic violence.


Iran air defence missiles must be taken seriously: experts

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Relative: Gunman killed 4, self over jealousy of in-laws

Relative: Gunman killed 4, self over jealousy of in-lawsA man who family members in California say shot four relatives to death before taking his own life was upset his wife was able to get visas for her relatives to travel from Vietnam to the United States, a relative said Tuesday. To Van Khuat said 66-year-old Chi Dinh Ta had recently called him and told him he planned to kill his in-laws, who had recently arrived in San Jose from Asia. Ta had been seething with jealousy because he was not able to bring his own family from Vietnam, Khuat said.


Authorities in Utah release new photos of last time missing college student seen in public

Authorities in Utah release new photos of last time missing college student seen in publicPolice issued a public appeal for a person last seen with a University of Utah student before she disappeared more than a week ago.


Microsoft is reportedly testing two exciting new Surface models

Microsoft is reportedly testing two exciting new Surface modelsA rumor earlier this week claimed that Microsoft is working on a Surface notebook based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx platform that was designed for 2019 Windows 10 devices, and we now have more details on the matter.It appears that Microsoft wants to power a Surface Pro with the 8cx, which will be a custom version of Qualcomm's chip. Moreover, Microsoft is also looking at AMD processors for the Surface Laptop line, as it wants to explore options other than Intel.Microsoft's relationship with Intel is on "shaky ground," according to Petri, although it's unclear why. But Microsoft is testing ARM and AMD processors for its next-gen Surface models.The next Surface Laptop might come in an AMD version powered by a Picasso 12nm SoC. The Surface Pro 7, meanwhile, might launch with a custom Snapdragon 8cx inside -- one that's been developed on-campus in Redmond. Microsoft has been working closely with Qualcomm on this custom ARM chip, based on its own specs, so that it works better with Windows 10. The chip is codenamed Excalibur, a moniker that has been rumored before. The ARM Surface Pro laptop might be used as a reference device for other OEMs looking to develop their own 8cx Windows 10 notebooks.In spite of Microsoft's interest in AMD and ARM silicon, Intel-based Surface laptops will still be in stores this year, including brand new Surface Pro 7 and Surface Book models. The report notes that the Pro 7 will look a lot like last year's Pro 6, but it'll come with a USB-C connector and without Thunderbolt 3 functionality.A Surface Pro redesign has been postponed to 2020, while the rumored dual-screen Centaurus device isn't expected to launch this year -- unless Microsoft can justify the need for such hardware.


New-gen Raspberry Pi out now from $35

New-gen Raspberry Pi out now from $35The Raspberry Pi Foundation has unveiled the fourth-generation version of its famous compact and affordable single-board computer. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is out now, priced from $35.


Boris Johnson Predicts ‘Million-to-One’ Chance of No-Deal Brexit

Boris Johnson Predicts ‘Million-to-One’ Chance of No-Deal Brexit(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson zigzagged back to a softer Brexit stance, saying there was a "million to one" chance he’d lead Britain into a chaotic split from Europe, as lawmakers maneuvered to make sure he couldn’t even if he wanted to.On Tuesday, the front-runner to be Britain’s next prime minister had pledged to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without a deal. "Do or die, come what may," he said. A day later he was walking that back, saying he didn’t expect Britain to end up in no-deal limbo.“I don’t think that’s where we’re going to end up. I think it’s a million to one against, but it is vital that we prepare," he told a leadership contest event Wednesday.Johnson has built a broad coalition of supporters within the Conservative Party, from arch-Brexiteers to modernizers who wanted to stay in the bloc. He has taken turns to offer each side what they want to hear -- both in public and in private. The pound was unchanged.Read more: When Boris Johnson Talks Brexit, MPs Hear What They Want to HearMembers of Parliament who oppose a no-deal split because they fear the economic consequences are trying to use the tools of Parliament to prevent the next prime minister leaving without an agreement.They succeeded in forcing May to seek an extension earlier this year, but a recent maneuver failed and they now risk running out of time.Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has proposed an amendment to government spending limits that would forbid the government from spending money on some areas if there had been a no-deal Brexit that wasn’t approved by Parliament. A vote could come next Tuesday.It’s not clear if it will succeed: The move could be too drastic, and too soon, for many of the MPs who are preparing to fight a no-deal Brexit.Navigating ParliamentJohnson’s rival for the premiership, Jeremy Hunt, also wants to renegotiate May’s Brexit deal, and says he would leave the bloc without an agreement if it were the only option. But unlike Johnson, he’s prepared to extend the Oct. 31 deadline if a new accord were in reach.Johnson’s softer tone late Wednesday contrasted with comments made by members of his team earlier in the day. Two colleagues signaled a willingness to ignore Parliament if it tried to block a no-deal Brexit.“We will leave at the end of October, come what may, that is the legal default position, and Parliament does not have the means to overturn that,” Andrea Leadsom told the BBC.Earlier, Dominic Raab told BBC radio that any motion from MPs to urge Johnson to change course would have “zero legal effect.” Johnson took a more conciliatory line Wednesday, saying he was not "attracted to archaic devices” such as proroguing, or suspending, Parliament in order to ensure the U.K. leaves on time.Johnson indicated he’s banking on Parliament to approve a revised Brexit deal. He sees an outbreak of "common sense" among lawmakers and said the politics of the country have changed since March 29, the day the U.K. was meant to leave the EU, and the last time May tried to push her much hated agreement through the House of Commons.Hunt and Johnson agreed that a general election before Brexit is delivered would bring a disastrous result for the party. Hunt said the Conservatives would be “thrashed” in a general election, putting opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in power.Read more: Johnson’s Backers Eye Early U.K. Election, Despite Brexit CrisisJohnson said that “it would be absolutely crazy for any of us to think of going to the country and calling a general election before we get Brexit done.”They also agreed that the residency rights of EU citizens in the U.K. -- part of the divorce deal -- should be guaranteed. And Johnson used the event on Wednesday to set out his vision for post-Brexit immigration: He wants an Australian-style points system that would favor skilled workers, and restrict unskilled labor flows -- a key promise of the referendum campaign in 2016.To contact the reporters on this story: Jessica Shankleman in London at jshankleman@bloomberg.net;Robert Hutton in London at rhutton1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Emma Ross-Thomas at erossthomas@bloomberg.net, ;Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


The New Ford Puma Crossover Is Tiny, Weird-Looking, and Probably Coming to the U.S.

The New Ford Puma Crossover Is Tiny, Weird-Looking, and Probably Coming to the U.S.The Fiesta-based Puma is a bit bigger than the EcoSport and a lot more appealing.


UPDATE 2-No sign of progress at NATO in U.S.-Turkey dispute over Russian defenses

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Viral video shows man dumping bucket of water on homeless woman from San Francisco rooftop

Viral video shows man dumping bucket of water on homeless woman from San Francisco rooftopThe San Francisco Police Department classifies the attack as a misdemeanor battery, and will investigate if the victim comes forward.


On Watch in the Arabian Gulf: What the U.S. Navy Faces Against Iran

On Watch in the Arabian Gulf: What the U.S. Navy Faces Against IranAs tensions rise with Iran, a former admiral remembers his own time in the Arabian Gulf and explains what U.S. sailors are facing today.


The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7

The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead. Twenty-three-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy pleaded not guilty Tuesday to seven counts of negligent homicide and was ordered to remain in preventive detention in New Hampshire, with a judge saying his driving record poses a potential danger to the public and himself.


GOP Rep: Trump Hatred Could Be Driving Reports of Awful Conditions at Detention Centers

GOP Rep: Trump Hatred Could Be Driving Reports of Awful Conditions at Detention CentersMSNBCAmid reports of migrant children suffering in inhumane and squalid conditions at Texas border detention centers, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) suggested on Monday night the reports could be untrue because of the hatred many feel for the president.Appearing on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, the Texas lawmaker was asked by host Chris Hayes whether he agreed that “these kinds of conditions are appalling and unacceptable,” something Burgess was unwilling to fully concede.Noting that “it’s always been tough” at a number of facilities at the border, Burgess went on to describe the Custom and Border Patrol agents as heroes, insisting that they don’t get enough credit for the humane work they do. Hayes, meanwhile, pressed the congressman to address the conditions at the facilities, specifically at the center in Clint, Texas, where hundreds of young migrants were reportedly detained in a “chaotic scene of sickness and filth.” Following the reports of overcrowding and inadequate food and sanitation, all but 30 children were removed from the center.Burgess, however, asserted that he hadn’t seen anything like that at the centers he’d visited, causing Hayes to ask if Burgess thought reporters and lawyers were “making it up.” Once again, the Republican lawmaker insisted that wasn’t what he’d seen, noting that he hadn’t been to the Clint facility.“You think this is fictional?!” Hayes exclaimed.“I don’t know if it’s hyperbole,” Burgess replied. “I know that the hatred for this president is so intense, people are liable to say anything. I got to go look for myself and see for myself.”Moments later, Hayes confronted Burgess over reports that children in the facilities had “lice crawling through their heads,” causing the congressman to claim that the kids “arrive with the lice.”“You don’t know that,” the MSNBC host exploded. “You do not know that!”“I do,” Burgess stated.Hayes pushed back and pointed to reports that children in the Clint facility had contracted the flu there, leading Burgess to bring up another facility altogether.“That is not true. When I was down in McAllen—” Burgess said, prompting Hayes to fire back that they were talking about Clint and the lawmaker had admitted he hadn’t been there.“I just talked to the lawyer who was just in Clint, Texas,” the All In host exclaimed. “You just told me you’re not in Clint, Texas. You don’t know what they got.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


Iran to speed up enrichment of uranium amid faltering nuclear deal

Iran to speed up enrichment of uranium amid faltering nuclear dealIran will speed up enrichment of uranium and pull further out of the nuclear deal with world powers, Iranian officials said.


Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martialA Navy SEAL witness could face a perjury charge after testifying that he — and not Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher— had killed a young Islamic State prisoner in Iraq, according to an email sent to a lawyer for the witness. Officials are considering charging Special Operator First Class Corey Scott with lying under oath during Gallagher's court-martial, said the email sent Tuesday by Navy Capt. Donald King, a lawyer for the senior commander who convened the war crimes proceedings. Scott "testified directly contrary to previous official statements — thus exposing him to prosecution," the email said.


Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?

Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?Collins has served in the Senate for 22 years, but her opponents hope one vote can pull her down: the one she cast for Brett Kavanaugh.


Toy Car for a Grown Up: 2013 Camaro SS Hot Wheels Edition

Toy Car for a Grown Up: 2013 Camaro SS Hot Wheels EditionThis special edition of the Camaro has just 824 miles on its odometer.There’s a somewhat common sentiment in the automotive world stating that when people get older, their toys only get bigger. A good example of this is the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hot Wheels Edition, which adds stylistic influence from the renowned toy maker to a muscle car with a V8 engine and a manual transmission. Mutual Enterprises in Springfield, Massachusetts offers this limited-production Camaro for sale, noting that the vehicle’s single owner was a collector. What makes the Hot Wheels Edition special? First, there’s the striking Kinetic Blue exterior paint color, which definitely isn’t going to divert any attention away from this muscle car. Additionally, there are exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels and various bits of Hot Wheels badging.Inside the cabin, you’ll find a black leather interior with red stitching, and of course, there are Hot Wheels logos embroidered into the seats. Because Chevrolet based this example on the SS trim, it also features a heads up information display.Incredibly, this Camaro only has 824 miles on the odometer.The Hot Wheels Edition was available as either a 2LT V6 or a 2SS V8 model. Luckily for potential buyers, this example is the latter, with its 6.2-liter V8 engine pairing to a manual transmission to drive the rear wheels. Also, the vehicle features a dual mode exhaust, which was a factory option.Mutual Enterprises is asking $34,995 for this special edition Camaro, which seems like a pretty stellar deal, considering the car cost over $37,000 new and the Hot Wheels option package was $6,995 itself. Would you add some miles to this full-size fun toy, or would you continue to treat it as a collectible?  Read More... Boosted 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Murders Tires 2018 Dodge Demon Could Be Yours


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

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


Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restoration

Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restorationAn accidental discovery of a 19th-century clock in a dusty church storage room in Paris has sparked hopes that it can be used to replace a timepiece destroyed in the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral. The ruined clock in Notre-Dame, which measured two metres (6.5 feet) across, was located beneath the roof and spire of the Gothic monument which crashed down in the blaze that stunned France in April. Then French clockmaker Jean-Baptiste Viot stumbled across an almost identical version while completing an inventory last month at Saint Trinite church in northern Paris, four kilometres (2.5 miles) away from Notre-Dame.


Baby rescued from plastic bag in Georgia

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


20 Quick And Easy No-Cook Recipes For When Its Too Hot To Function

20 Quick And Easy No-Cook Recipes For When Its Too Hot To Function


Watch Out, Russia and China: The Navy Has a New Plan to Kill Your Submarines

Watch Out, Russia and China: The Navy Has a New Plan to Kill Your SubmarinesSmall said the Navy is ultimately looking for a “family of systems.”Should an enemy submarine surface well beyond undersea or surface drone detection range and send intelligence to attack platforms - US Navy platforms could be vulnerable in some instances. Fortified by targeting data from well beyond the horizon, enemy subs, planes and ships might, in this case, be well-positioned for a coordinated strike.However, should an interwoven web of Navy surveillance assets track and share vital information, coordinated surface, air and undersea drones could sustain an unprecedented advantage -- and a new attack synergy could actually begin to transform maritime warfare.Enemy mines, surface ships, small boats and submarines might be detected more quickly, but, perhaps of greater importance, cross-domain drone connectivity would completely change the sensor-to-shooter kill chain. With this in mind, Navy weapons developers have put this initiative on the fast track, with the hope of rapidly networking its fleet of surface, air and undersea drones.Submarine hunting with Textron’s Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) is already breaking through to a new level of detection and attack technology, laying a foundation of progress from which to build toward a new horizon of the desired interconnected maritime drone combat. This new level of multi-domain drone networking was described at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Symposium by Capt. Pete Small, Program Manager for Unmanned Systems. Small said this is now being advanced through a collaborative effort between Naval Sea Systems Command and Naval Air Systems Command.“In the command and control area we are looking to standardize protocols across UUVs, USV and UAVs,” Small said. Using common protocol standards and flexible architecture, the Navy plans to solidify what Small called “a smattering of manned and unmanned systems, satellites and ground stations communicating with the right interfaces.”Surface radio or GPS signals, coupled with various kinds of sonar or low-frequency undersea communications, form the foundation for emerging kinds of networking which bring the prospect of a new era of interconnectivity. Also, DARPA and BAE Systems are now working on an emerging GPS-like undersea networking technology as well.“You might have a destroyer that needs to operate a UUV and a USV and link back to a shore-based command and control center. You have got to have common protocols. Every unmanned system is a little different and has its own requirements. Ships and subs have different elements. You need commonality for platform integration,” Small said.


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

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


Oklahoma woman caught on own CCTV camera firebombing and shooting into neighbour’s home

Oklahoma woman caught on own CCTV camera firebombing and shooting into neighbour’s homeAn Oklahoma woman was arrested after being caught on camera firing gunshots and throwing a lit towel into her next door neighbour's home. Firefighters were called to the burning property in Del City on June 10th, responding to 911 calls that reported flames coming from the garage door.Having contained the blaze, fire investigators learned there was an ongoing conflict between the owner of the burnt home and the next door neighbour, Annie Durham, 59.Shocking footage of the incident was captured on CCTV, showing Durham firing two shots into the side of the home before throwing a flaming object into the door, setting the house ablaze.The video released by the Del City Fire Department came from the accused woman’s own surveillance camera.According to the fire department, Durham was initially resistant to giving up the footage, claiming the camera had not been switched on.However, it was eventually obtained with the help of the City Police Department’s Computer Forensic Division.Durham was arrested on Monday June 17 and is charged with second degree arson and discharge of a firearm into a dwelling.


Saudi envoy blasts UN expert's report on Khashoggi killing

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


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

Fatal Hawaii skydiving plane crash renews NTSB's call for stricter rules: 'Accidents continue to happen'An NTSB official put the FAA on notice Monday, calling for regulations on parachute operations after a skydiving plane crash in Hawaii killed 11.


Senate Passes $4.6 Billion Border-Funding Bill after Rejecting Pelosi’s Version

Senate Passes $4.6 Billion Border-Funding Bill after Rejecting Pelosi’s VersionThe Senate on Wednesday passed a $4.6 billion spending package to alleviate the ongoing crisis at the southern border, just moments after rejecting a similar emergency-funding bill advanced by House Democrats that included restrictions on the funding of certain border-enforcement measures.Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who shepherded the more restrictive spending bill through the House on Tuesday, announced her caucus's opposition to the Senate bill before it was voted on, ensuring a contentious reconciliation process between the two chambers before a final bill can be sent to President Trump's desk.“They pass their bill, we respect that,” Pelosi said Wednesday. “We passed our bill, we hope they would respect that. And there are some improvements that we think can be reconciled.”Republican lawmakers have emphasized the urgency of the border crisis in asking their Democratic colleagues to avoid a protracted reconciliation process by passing the Senate spending bill immediately, before lawmakers leave town for the one-week July 4 recess.Addressing his colleagues on the Senate floor before the vote on Wednesday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell emphasized the bipartisan support behind the upper chamber's spending bill, which ultimately passed 84–8.“The House has not made much progress toward actually making a law, just more resistance theater,” McConnell said. “The Senate has a better and more bipartisan way forward.”“It’s a productive compromise that would go a long way to begin to address the border crisis: no poison pills, just a clean bill,” he added, referencing the restrictions placed on the use of funds in the House spending bill.The House bill, which fell 19 votes short of passage in the Senate, includes numerous humanitarian provisions related to the detention of migrants and restricts the amount of funding that can be allocated to enforcement mechanisms.The Senate bill, meanwhile, allocates $1.3 billion to improve the Border Patrol and HHS detention facilities, which have been overwhelmed by the 144,000 asylum-seekers that arrived at the border last month, as well as $2.9 billion to improve the medical care and supervision of migrant children, many of whom, according to multiple recent reports, have been deprived of basic hygiene products and proper beds due to lack of resources.House Democrats, particularly those in the progressive wing of the caucus, remain opposed to the Senate bill because they believe it does not do enough to ensure the humane treatment of migrants. Their bill would allow lawmakers to do unannounced checks of detention facilities, would mandate the provision of certain hygiene products, and would limit the amount of time children can be detained to just 90 days.


Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to Stonewall

Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to StonewallPhoto Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyIn this special series, LGBT celebrities and public figures talk to Tim Teeman about the Stonewall Riots and their legacy—see more here.Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running to be the Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2020 presidential election. If successful, he would be the first openly gay president of the United States.Buttigieg did not respond to these four questions sent to him by The Daily Beast: When and how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots and what did you make of them? What is their significance for you? How far have LGBT people come since 1969? What would you like to see, LGBT-wise, in the next 50 years?Bill T. Jones: We Must Work Harder to Connect Stonewall to the World’s Other Liberation StrugglesInstead, Buttigieg sent this statement:“In the 50 years since Stonewall, it’s been extraordinary to see the awakening of the LGBTQ+ community. As the first out elected official running for president, it’s hard to believe how quickly these changes have come to our society, but also hard to live with just how much work remains ahead of us. “And in those 50 years we’ve seen a remarkable transformation: the awakening of an identity that learned how to exert political force and issue a moral call for our nation to do better when it comes to equality. I’m proud to be a part of that, standing on the shoulders of giants in a tradition that goes back to Stonewall and before, and I’m eager for the gains to be made on the road ahead.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


UPDATE 5-U.S. regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAX

UPDATE 5-U.S. regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAXWASHINGTON/SEATTLE, June 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency said on Wednesday. The risk was discovered during a simulator test last week and it is not yet clear if the issue can be addressed with a software upgrade or will require a more complex hardware fix, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The FAA did not elaborate on the latest setback for Boeing, which has been working to get its best-selling airplane back in the air following a worldwide grounding in March in the wake of two deadly crashes within five months.


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

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


Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China

Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with ChinaHong Kong protesters marched to major consulates on Wednesday in a call for G20 nations to confront fellow member China over sliding freedoms in the financial hub, at a weekend summit in Japan. The semi-autonomous city has been shaken by huge demonstrations this month, with protesters demanding the withdrawal of a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. The massive rallies are the latest manifestation of growing fears that China is stamping down on the city's unique freedoms and culture.


Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?

Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East. For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium. With the United States needing a more robust posture against Iran and confronting renewed challenges in Asia and Europe, several immediate measures and concerted longer-term efforts are critical to ensure America has the carriers it needs.The requirement to maintain carrier presence in the Middle East is a critical part of a broader national security strategy, in which U.S. global security interests necessitate a worldwide force presence. Indeed, the Navy's mission demands remain as high as those of the Cold War, calling on ships to be everywhere seemingly at once, but today's fleet is less than half the size it was 30 years ago.During the Obama administration, a “rebalance” supposedly allowed the Pentagon to focus on Asia and Europe while washing its hands of the Middle East. In reality, we never effectively rebalanced forces in the Indo-Pacific, and the situation on the ground forced us to remain deeply involved in the Middle East. Now with a growing Iranian threat, it would be imprudent to suddenly abandon the region, even as we face renewed challenges in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean.Indeed, Iran’s threat to the region continues growing as its recent attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman demonstrate. Its reliance on violent sectarianism helps fuel Sunni extremist groups like ISIS. This also places Tehran’s proxies on the borders of key U.S. allies. Beginning next year, Tehran can start upgrading its conventional and missile arsenals as U.N. arms embargoes expire. It is also threatening to resume progress toward nuclear weapons.The Trump Administration is pursuing robust sanctions, but these alone are likely insufficient to prevent Tehran’s aggression and reassure our regional allies.Credible forward deployed military capability – like a carrier strike group – provides real options for American policymakers. Last month’s intelligence suggesting Iran was ready to move against U.S. interests in the Middle East demonstrates how the absence of such forces could embolden Iran. Responding to this intelligence, the prompt movement of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group into the region has dramatically increased the U.S. force posture. Effective deterrence of Iran will require persistent, visible, and credible military capability.A combination of far-reaching and short-term policy changes can address this challenge.


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

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


View Photos of the 2020 Audi Q7

View Photos of the 2020 Audi Q7


FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming year

FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming yearFedEx Corp. posted weak quarterly results in its core express business and warned Tuesday that its profit in the year ahead will be hurt by slowing growth in the world economy and the decision to drop a contract with retail giant Amazon. The delivery company reported a quarterly loss of nearly $2 billion. FedEx started a new fiscal year this month, and Chief Financial Officer Alan Graf said the company's performance, especially at FedEx Express, is being hurt by continued weakness in global trade and industrial production.


Supreme Court’s Conservative Justices Weigh Scrapping Another Precedent

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


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

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


Taj Ma Garaj Collection Being Sold Without Reserve

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


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

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


Melania Trump's defender Stephanie Grisham to replace Sanders as WH press secretary

Melania Trump's defender Stephanie Grisham to replace Sanders as WH press secretaryStephanie Grisham, who has been first lady Melania Trump’s spokesperson since March 2017, will be the next White House press secretary, replacing Sarah Sanders.


Pompeo faces thorny issues on India visit, from trade to Russia arms deals

Pompeo faces thorny issues on India visit, from trade to Russia arms dealsU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on Tuesday for talks with Indian leaders in New Delhi, where he is expected to tackle a host of delicate issues from trade to India's longstanding defence and energy ties to Russia and Iran. Relations between the United States and India have improved dramatically since the Cold War but they have still fallen short of their promise and now have run into serious problems over tariffs, flows of data and tighter Indian rules on online commerce in one of the world's fastest growing large markets. Pompeo landed in New Delhi late on Tuesday night after an unannounced trip to Kabul.


Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neck

Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neckIn video shared by Chicago police, Jussie Smollett is seen wearing a noose, and men are seen buying supplies to carry out the allegedly-staged attack.


SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experiments

SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experimentsSpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. It was the third flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket, but the first ordered by the military. The Defense Department mission is expected to provide data to certify the Falcon Heavy — and reused boosters — for future national security launches.


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

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


Microsoft might beat Apple to market with an ARM-powered laptop

Microsoft might beat Apple to market with an ARM-powered laptopApple is expected to replace Intel chips that typically power MacBooks with ARM-based creations of its own, and we keep seeing rumors pointing in that direction. But while Apple hasn't confirmed that it's working on A-series processors that could deliver desktop-grade performance, its partner (and rival) Qualcomm has already launched a bunch of ARM processors that can run Windows.The latest one is the Snapdragon 8cx that has been engineered specifically for notebook use. And that's the platform Microsoft might use on an upcoming Surface laptop.Windows Central's Zac Bowden said on Twitter that the latest Surface codename to keep an eye out for is "Excalibur," which is reportedly powered by an 8cx processor:https://twitter.com/zacbowden/status/1143220716273356801Just a couple of months ago, we saw a Snapdragon 8cx laptop at Computex 2019, meant to demo 5G connectivity on notebooks. Qualcomm, of course, is also pushing its 5G chips, which power several of the 5G smartphones that are available in stores, including the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.At the time, Qualcomm partnered with Lenovo on the "Project Limitless" device, although we have no idea when this laptop will launch. Microsoft, on the other hand, is already rumored to be working on dual-display and foldable devices, with a foldable Surface tablet/laptop expected in the first half of 2020. It's unclear whether the Excalibur is related to any of these products. However, using a Snapdragon 8cx platform, complete with 5G connectivity on a foldable device, makes a great deal of sense.Intel chips have powered all of Microsoft's Surface models to date. Many future Surface laptops will likely continue to rely on Intel chips, but having Microsoft launch an ARM-based Surface would put even more pressure on Intel, as well as signal to other vendors that Windows on ARM is a real alternative.As for Apple, the company is expected to deliver a novel 16-inch MacBook Pro this fall, although the laptop will probably run on Intel chips. Other MacBook lines will also see refreshes, but there's no indication that an ARM-based MacBook will launch this year.


2018 Dodge Demon Could Be Yours

2018 Dodge Demon Could Be YoursThe Demon is a truly wicked modern classic muscle car. Few cars, modern or from any time period, can match the pure attitude of this 2018 Dodge Demon. While the pictures certainly make it apparent this is no regular Dodge Challenger, to see one in person you get the full effect. Even people who don’t normally pay attention to cars will stop and notice this one. It’s loud and the exterior screams aggression. This is the ride you want to turn heads and draw loads of stares. You have Petty’s Garage to thank for the opportunity to own this car.The powertrain setup on the Demon is the stuff of legends. Out of the factory the 2.7-liter supercharger gulps tons of air. It feeds the 6.2-liter V8 engine with glee, pushing a peak 808-horsepower. It gets even better with a 3.09:1 gearing for the rear, dual fuel pumps, and so much more. NHRA certified it as the world’s fastest production car for the quarter mile with a time of 9.65 seconds at 140 mph.Adding to the sinister nature of this car is the all-black exterior. The silky smooth paint job showcases the super wide ram air intake in the hood, the fender bulges, and even make the red Demon logos just in front of the doors jump out. An absence of brightwork almost screams at onlookers that they should be in awe to behold such a muscle machine.Of course, Petty’s Garage has added some extra goodies to a car that’s already loaded, making it that much sweeter. You get a Petty’s Garage rear racing spoiler and custom painted graphics. In addition, the car rolls on custom 20-inch wheels with Continental tires for an even more compelling setup.You can’t go wrong investing in a Demon. People lined up for the opportunity to buy one when it was announced, thanks to plenty of press about the crazy horsepower output and other details. It’s a car people will remember fondly for some time. This particular 2018 Dodge Demon is Number 0043 off the production line. More American Cars 2016 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Gets Petty’s Power Upgrade Pristine 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 On The Market


9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are Low

9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are LowBank of America analyst Doug Leggate recently lowered his oil price forecast for the second half of 2019 from $68 per barrel to $63, but Leggate says there are still plenty of value opportunities among oil stocks today. Here are nine oil stocks Leggate recommends. Leggate says Exxon has the strongest project pipeline of any oil major, including developments in Guyana and the U.S. Permian Basin.


22 Slow Cars That Are Tons of Fun to Drive Fast

22 Slow Cars That Are Tons of Fun to Drive Fast


U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S.-China trade deal is 90% done - CNBC

U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S.-China trade deal is 90% done - CNBCU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the trade deal between the United States and China is "about 90%" complete, CNBC reported. "We were about 90% of the way there (with a deal) and I think there's a path to complete this," Mnuchin said in an interview to the news channel. U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will meet this week at the G20 summit in Japan hoping to calm their 11-month trade war.


A Florida woman turned in her husband's guns after his domestic violence arrest. Police arrested her for theft

A Florida woman turned in her husband's guns after his domestic violence arrest. Police arrested her for theftCourtney Irby was charged with grand theft and armed burglary for turning in her husband's guns while he was in jail for domestic violence.


Iran air defence missiles must be taken seriously: experts

Iran air defence missiles must be taken seriously: expertsThe shooting down last week of a sophisticated US drone by an Iranian missile demonstrates that Tehran's air defence capabilities can pose a challenge to US air superiority, experts say. The Global Hawk, an advanced US navy surveillance drone, was flying at high altitude -- it can reach 60,000 feet (18 kilometres) -- early Friday local time when it was struck by a ground-to-air missile by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards. "The shooting down of the drone shows Iran is revealing a capability and choosing to message it to the United States," said Becca Wasser, an analyst at Rand Corp.


Relative: Gunman killed 4, self over jealousy of in-laws

Relative: Gunman killed 4, self over jealousy of in-lawsA man who family members in California say shot four relatives to death before taking his own life was upset his wife was able to get visas for her relatives to travel from Vietnam to the United States, a relative said Tuesday. To Van Khuat said 66-year-old Chi Dinh Ta had recently called him and told him he planned to kill his in-laws, who had recently arrived in San Jose from Asia. Ta had been seething with jealousy because he was not able to bring his own family from Vietnam, Khuat said.


Authorities in Utah release new photos of last time missing college student seen in public

Authorities in Utah release new photos of last time missing college student seen in publicPolice issued a public appeal for a person last seen with a University of Utah student before she disappeared more than a week ago.


Microsoft is reportedly testing two exciting new Surface models

Microsoft is reportedly testing two exciting new Surface modelsA rumor earlier this week claimed that Microsoft is working on a Surface notebook based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx platform that was designed for 2019 Windows 10 devices, and we now have more details on the matter.It appears that Microsoft wants to power a Surface Pro with the 8cx, which will be a custom version of Qualcomm's chip. Moreover, Microsoft is also looking at AMD processors for the Surface Laptop line, as it wants to explore options other than Intel.Microsoft's relationship with Intel is on "shaky ground," according to Petri, although it's unclear why. But Microsoft is testing ARM and AMD processors for its next-gen Surface models.The next Surface Laptop might come in an AMD version powered by a Picasso 12nm SoC. The Surface Pro 7, meanwhile, might launch with a custom Snapdragon 8cx inside -- one that's been developed on-campus in Redmond. Microsoft has been working closely with Qualcomm on this custom ARM chip, based on its own specs, so that it works better with Windows 10. The chip is codenamed Excalibur, a moniker that has been rumored before. The ARM Surface Pro laptop might be used as a reference device for other OEMs looking to develop their own 8cx Windows 10 notebooks.In spite of Microsoft's interest in AMD and ARM silicon, Intel-based Surface laptops will still be in stores this year, including brand new Surface Pro 7 and Surface Book models. The report notes that the Pro 7 will look a lot like last year's Pro 6, but it'll come with a USB-C connector and without Thunderbolt 3 functionality.A Surface Pro redesign has been postponed to 2020, while the rumored dual-screen Centaurus device isn't expected to launch this year -- unless Microsoft can justify the need for such hardware.


New-gen Raspberry Pi out now from $35

New-gen Raspberry Pi out now from $35The Raspberry Pi Foundation has unveiled the fourth-generation version of its famous compact and affordable single-board computer. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is out now, priced from $35.


Boris Johnson Predicts ‘Million-to-One’ Chance of No-Deal Brexit

Boris Johnson Predicts ‘Million-to-One’ Chance of No-Deal Brexit(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson zigzagged back to a softer Brexit stance, saying there was a "million to one" chance he’d lead Britain into a chaotic split from Europe, as lawmakers maneuvered to make sure he couldn’t even if he wanted to.On Tuesday, the front-runner to be Britain’s next prime minister had pledged to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without a deal. "Do or die, come what may," he said. A day later he was walking that back, saying he didn’t expect Britain to end up in no-deal limbo.“I don’t think that’s where we’re going to end up. I think it’s a million to one against, but it is vital that we prepare," he told a leadership contest event Wednesday.Johnson has built a broad coalition of supporters within the Conservative Party, from arch-Brexiteers to modernizers who wanted to stay in the bloc. He has taken turns to offer each side what they want to hear -- both in public and in private. The pound was unchanged.Read more: When Boris Johnson Talks Brexit, MPs Hear What They Want to HearMembers of Parliament who oppose a no-deal split because they fear the economic consequences are trying to use the tools of Parliament to prevent the next prime minister leaving without an agreement.They succeeded in forcing May to seek an extension earlier this year, but a recent maneuver failed and they now risk running out of time.Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has proposed an amendment to government spending limits that would forbid the government from spending money on some areas if there had been a no-deal Brexit that wasn’t approved by Parliament. A vote could come next Tuesday.It’s not clear if it will succeed: The move could be too drastic, and too soon, for many of the MPs who are preparing to fight a no-deal Brexit.Navigating ParliamentJohnson’s rival for the premiership, Jeremy Hunt, also wants to renegotiate May’s Brexit deal, and says he would leave the bloc without an agreement if it were the only option. But unlike Johnson, he’s prepared to extend the Oct. 31 deadline if a new accord were in reach.Johnson’s softer tone late Wednesday contrasted with comments made by members of his team earlier in the day. Two colleagues signaled a willingness to ignore Parliament if it tried to block a no-deal Brexit.“We will leave at the end of October, come what may, that is the legal default position, and Parliament does not have the means to overturn that,” Andrea Leadsom told the BBC.Earlier, Dominic Raab told BBC radio that any motion from MPs to urge Johnson to change course would have “zero legal effect.” Johnson took a more conciliatory line Wednesday, saying he was not "attracted to archaic devices” such as proroguing, or suspending, Parliament in order to ensure the U.K. leaves on time.Johnson indicated he’s banking on Parliament to approve a revised Brexit deal. He sees an outbreak of "common sense" among lawmakers and said the politics of the country have changed since March 29, the day the U.K. was meant to leave the EU, and the last time May tried to push her much hated agreement through the House of Commons.Hunt and Johnson agreed that a general election before Brexit is delivered would bring a disastrous result for the party. Hunt said the Conservatives would be “thrashed” in a general election, putting opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in power.Read more: Johnson’s Backers Eye Early U.K. Election, Despite Brexit CrisisJohnson said that “it would be absolutely crazy for any of us to think of going to the country and calling a general election before we get Brexit done.”They also agreed that the residency rights of EU citizens in the U.K. -- part of the divorce deal -- should be guaranteed. And Johnson used the event on Wednesday to set out his vision for post-Brexit immigration: He wants an Australian-style points system that would favor skilled workers, and restrict unskilled labor flows -- a key promise of the referendum campaign in 2016.To contact the reporters on this story: Jessica Shankleman in London at jshankleman@bloomberg.net;Robert Hutton in London at rhutton1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Emma Ross-Thomas at erossthomas@bloomberg.net, ;Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


The New Ford Puma Crossover Is Tiny, Weird-Looking, and Probably Coming to the U.S.

The New Ford Puma Crossover Is Tiny, Weird-Looking, and Probably Coming to the U.S.The Fiesta-based Puma is a bit bigger than the EcoSport and a lot more appealing.


UPDATE 2-No sign of progress at NATO in U.S.-Turkey dispute over Russian defenses

UPDATE 2-No sign of progress at NATO in U.S.-Turkey dispute over Russian defensesThe United States and Turkey appeared to make no progress during talks at NATO headquarters on Wednesday toward resolving a major dispute over Ankara's plans to acquire a Russian air defense system, just ahead of its expected July delivery. The United States says Turkey's acquisition of Russia's S-400 air defenses poses a threat to Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 stealthy fighters, which Turkey also planned to buy.


Viral video shows man dumping bucket of water on homeless woman from San Francisco rooftop

Viral video shows man dumping bucket of water on homeless woman from San Francisco rooftopThe San Francisco Police Department classifies the attack as a misdemeanor battery, and will investigate if the victim comes forward.


On Watch in the Arabian Gulf: What the U.S. Navy Faces Against Iran

On Watch in the Arabian Gulf: What the U.S. Navy Faces Against IranAs tensions rise with Iran, a former admiral remembers his own time in the Arabian Gulf and explains what U.S. sailors are facing today.


The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7

The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead. Twenty-three-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy pleaded not guilty Tuesday to seven counts of negligent homicide and was ordered to remain in preventive detention in New Hampshire, with a judge saying his driving record poses a potential danger to the public and himself.


GOP Rep: Trump Hatred Could Be Driving Reports of Awful Conditions at Detention Centers

GOP Rep: Trump Hatred Could Be Driving Reports of Awful Conditions at Detention CentersMSNBCAmid reports of migrant children suffering in inhumane and squalid conditions at Texas border detention centers, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) suggested on Monday night the reports could be untrue because of the hatred many feel for the president.Appearing on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, the Texas lawmaker was asked by host Chris Hayes whether he agreed that “these kinds of conditions are appalling and unacceptable,” something Burgess was unwilling to fully concede.Noting that “it’s always been tough” at a number of facilities at the border, Burgess went on to describe the Custom and Border Patrol agents as heroes, insisting that they don’t get enough credit for the humane work they do. Hayes, meanwhile, pressed the congressman to address the conditions at the facilities, specifically at the center in Clint, Texas, where hundreds of young migrants were reportedly detained in a “chaotic scene of sickness and filth.” Following the reports of overcrowding and inadequate food and sanitation, all but 30 children were removed from the center.Burgess, however, asserted that he hadn’t seen anything like that at the centers he’d visited, causing Hayes to ask if Burgess thought reporters and lawyers were “making it up.” Once again, the Republican lawmaker insisted that wasn’t what he’d seen, noting that he hadn’t been to the Clint facility.“You think this is fictional?!” Hayes exclaimed.“I don’t know if it’s hyperbole,” Burgess replied. “I know that the hatred for this president is so intense, people are liable to say anything. I got to go look for myself and see for myself.”Moments later, Hayes confronted Burgess over reports that children in the facilities had “lice crawling through their heads,” causing the congressman to claim that the kids “arrive with the lice.”“You don’t know that,” the MSNBC host exploded. “You do not know that!”“I do,” Burgess stated.Hayes pushed back and pointed to reports that children in the Clint facility had contracted the flu there, leading Burgess to bring up another facility altogether.“That is not true. When I was down in McAllen—” Burgess said, prompting Hayes to fire back that they were talking about Clint and the lawmaker had admitted he hadn’t been there.“I just talked to the lawyer who was just in Clint, Texas,” the All In host exclaimed. “You just told me you’re not in Clint, Texas. You don’t know what they got.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


Iran to speed up enrichment of uranium amid faltering nuclear deal

Iran to speed up enrichment of uranium amid faltering nuclear dealIran will speed up enrichment of uranium and pull further out of the nuclear deal with world powers, Iranian officials said.


Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martialA Navy SEAL witness could face a perjury charge after testifying that he — and not Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher— had killed a young Islamic State prisoner in Iraq, according to an email sent to a lawyer for the witness. Officials are considering charging Special Operator First Class Corey Scott with lying under oath during Gallagher's court-martial, said the email sent Tuesday by Navy Capt. Donald King, a lawyer for the senior commander who convened the war crimes proceedings. Scott "testified directly contrary to previous official statements — thus exposing him to prosecution," the email said.


Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?

Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?Collins has served in the Senate for 22 years, but her opponents hope one vote can pull her down: the one she cast for Brett Kavanaugh.


Toy Car for a Grown Up: 2013 Camaro SS Hot Wheels Edition

Toy Car for a Grown Up: 2013 Camaro SS Hot Wheels EditionThis special edition of the Camaro has just 824 miles on its odometer.There’s a somewhat common sentiment in the automotive world stating that when people get older, their toys only get bigger. A good example of this is the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hot Wheels Edition, which adds stylistic influence from the renowned toy maker to a muscle car with a V8 engine and a manual transmission. Mutual Enterprises in Springfield, Massachusetts offers this limited-production Camaro for sale, noting that the vehicle’s single owner was a collector. What makes the Hot Wheels Edition special? First, there’s the striking Kinetic Blue exterior paint color, which definitely isn’t going to divert any attention away from this muscle car. Additionally, there are exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels and various bits of Hot Wheels badging.Inside the cabin, you’ll find a black leather interior with red stitching, and of course, there are Hot Wheels logos embroidered into the seats. Because Chevrolet based this example on the SS trim, it also features a heads up information display.Incredibly, this Camaro only has 824 miles on the odometer.The Hot Wheels Edition was available as either a 2LT V6 or a 2SS V8 model. Luckily for potential buyers, this example is the latter, with its 6.2-liter V8 engine pairing to a manual transmission to drive the rear wheels. Also, the vehicle features a dual mode exhaust, which was a factory option.Mutual Enterprises is asking $34,995 for this special edition Camaro, which seems like a pretty stellar deal, considering the car cost over $37,000 new and the Hot Wheels option package was $6,995 itself. Would you add some miles to this full-size fun toy, or would you continue to treat it as a collectible?  Read More... Boosted 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Murders Tires 2018 Dodge Demon Could Be Yours


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

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


Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restoration

Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restorationAn accidental discovery of a 19th-century clock in a dusty church storage room in Paris has sparked hopes that it can be used to replace a timepiece destroyed in the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral. The ruined clock in Notre-Dame, which measured two metres (6.5 feet) across, was located beneath the roof and spire of the Gothic monument which crashed down in the blaze that stunned France in April. Then French clockmaker Jean-Baptiste Viot stumbled across an almost identical version while completing an inventory last month at Saint Trinite church in northern Paris, four kilometres (2.5 miles) away from Notre-Dame.


Baby rescued from plastic bag in Georgia

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


20 Quick And Easy No-Cook Recipes For When Its Too Hot To Function

20 Quick And Easy No-Cook Recipes For When Its Too Hot To Function


Watch Out, Russia and China: The Navy Has a New Plan to Kill Your Submarines

Watch Out, Russia and China: The Navy Has a New Plan to Kill Your SubmarinesSmall said the Navy is ultimately looking for a “family of systems.”Should an enemy submarine surface well beyond undersea or surface drone detection range and send intelligence to attack platforms - US Navy platforms could be vulnerable in some instances. Fortified by targeting data from well beyond the horizon, enemy subs, planes and ships might, in this case, be well-positioned for a coordinated strike.However, should an interwoven web of Navy surveillance assets track and share vital information, coordinated surface, air and undersea drones could sustain an unprecedented advantage -- and a new attack synergy could actually begin to transform maritime warfare.Enemy mines, surface ships, small boats and submarines might be detected more quickly, but, perhaps of greater importance, cross-domain drone connectivity would completely change the sensor-to-shooter kill chain. With this in mind, Navy weapons developers have put this initiative on the fast track, with the hope of rapidly networking its fleet of surface, air and undersea drones.Submarine hunting with Textron’s Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) is already breaking through to a new level of detection and attack technology, laying a foundation of progress from which to build toward a new horizon of the desired interconnected maritime drone combat. This new level of multi-domain drone networking was described at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Symposium by Capt. Pete Small, Program Manager for Unmanned Systems. Small said this is now being advanced through a collaborative effort between Naval Sea Systems Command and Naval Air Systems Command.“In the command and control area we are looking to standardize protocols across UUVs, USV and UAVs,” Small said. Using common protocol standards and flexible architecture, the Navy plans to solidify what Small called “a smattering of manned and unmanned systems, satellites and ground stations communicating with the right interfaces.”Surface radio or GPS signals, coupled with various kinds of sonar or low-frequency undersea communications, form the foundation for emerging kinds of networking which bring the prospect of a new era of interconnectivity. Also, DARPA and BAE Systems are now working on an emerging GPS-like undersea networking technology as well.“You might have a destroyer that needs to operate a UUV and a USV and link back to a shore-based command and control center. You have got to have common protocols. Every unmanned system is a little different and has its own requirements. Ships and subs have different elements. You need commonality for platform integration,” Small said.


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

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


Oklahoma woman caught on own CCTV camera firebombing and shooting into neighbour’s home

Oklahoma woman caught on own CCTV camera firebombing and shooting into neighbour’s homeAn Oklahoma woman was arrested after being caught on camera firing gunshots and throwing a lit towel into her next door neighbour's home. Firefighters were called to the burning property in Del City on June 10th, responding to 911 calls that reported flames coming from the garage door.Having contained the blaze, fire investigators learned there was an ongoing conflict between the owner of the burnt home and the next door neighbour, Annie Durham, 59.Shocking footage of the incident was captured on CCTV, showing Durham firing two shots into the side of the home before throwing a flaming object into the door, setting the house ablaze.The video released by the Del City Fire Department came from the accused woman’s own surveillance camera.According to the fire department, Durham was initially resistant to giving up the footage, claiming the camera had not been switched on.However, it was eventually obtained with the help of the City Police Department’s Computer Forensic Division.Durham was arrested on Monday June 17 and is charged with second degree arson and discharge of a firearm into a dwelling.


Saudi envoy blasts UN expert's report on Khashoggi killing

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


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

Fatal Hawaii skydiving plane crash renews NTSB's call for stricter rules: 'Accidents continue to happen'An NTSB official put the FAA on notice Monday, calling for regulations on parachute operations after a skydiving plane crash in Hawaii killed 11.


Senate Passes $4.6 Billion Border-Funding Bill after Rejecting Pelosi’s Version

Senate Passes $4.6 Billion Border-Funding Bill after Rejecting Pelosi’s VersionThe Senate on Wednesday passed a $4.6 billion spending package to alleviate the ongoing crisis at the southern border, just moments after rejecting a similar emergency-funding bill advanced by House Democrats that included restrictions on the funding of certain border-enforcement measures.Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who shepherded the more restrictive spending bill through the House on Tuesday, announced her caucus's opposition to the Senate bill before it was voted on, ensuring a contentious reconciliation process between the two chambers before a final bill can be sent to President Trump's desk.“They pass their bill, we respect that,” Pelosi said Wednesday. “We passed our bill, we hope they would respect that. And there are some improvements that we think can be reconciled.”Republican lawmakers have emphasized the urgency of the border crisis in asking their Democratic colleagues to avoid a protracted reconciliation process by passing the Senate spending bill immediately, before lawmakers leave town for the one-week July 4 recess.Addressing his colleagues on the Senate floor before the vote on Wednesday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell emphasized the bipartisan support behind the upper chamber's spending bill, which ultimately passed 84–8.“The House has not made much progress toward actually making a law, just more resistance theater,” McConnell said. “The Senate has a better and more bipartisan way forward.”“It’s a productive compromise that would go a long way to begin to address the border crisis: no poison pills, just a clean bill,” he added, referencing the restrictions placed on the use of funds in the House spending bill.The House bill, which fell 19 votes short of passage in the Senate, includes numerous humanitarian provisions related to the detention of migrants and restricts the amount of funding that can be allocated to enforcement mechanisms.The Senate bill, meanwhile, allocates $1.3 billion to improve the Border Patrol and HHS detention facilities, which have been overwhelmed by the 144,000 asylum-seekers that arrived at the border last month, as well as $2.9 billion to improve the medical care and supervision of migrant children, many of whom, according to multiple recent reports, have been deprived of basic hygiene products and proper beds due to lack of resources.House Democrats, particularly those in the progressive wing of the caucus, remain opposed to the Senate bill because they believe it does not do enough to ensure the humane treatment of migrants. Their bill would allow lawmakers to do unannounced checks of detention facilities, would mandate the provision of certain hygiene products, and would limit the amount of time children can be detained to just 90 days.


Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to Stonewall

Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to StonewallPhoto Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyIn this special series, LGBT celebrities and public figures talk to Tim Teeman about the Stonewall Riots and their legacy—see more here.Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running to be the Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2020 presidential election. If successful, he would be the first openly gay president of the United States.Buttigieg did not respond to these four questions sent to him by The Daily Beast: When and how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots and what did you make of them? What is their significance for you? How far have LGBT people come since 1969? What would you like to see, LGBT-wise, in the next 50 years?Bill T. Jones: We Must Work Harder to Connect Stonewall to the World’s Other Liberation StrugglesInstead, Buttigieg sent this statement:“In the 50 years since Stonewall, it’s been extraordinary to see the awakening of the LGBTQ+ community. As the first out elected official running for president, it’s hard to believe how quickly these changes have come to our society, but also hard to live with just how much work remains ahead of us. “And in those 50 years we’ve seen a remarkable transformation: the awakening of an identity that learned how to exert political force and issue a moral call for our nation to do better when it comes to equality. I’m proud to be a part of that, standing on the shoulders of giants in a tradition that goes back to Stonewall and before, and I’m eager for the gains to be made on the road ahead.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


UPDATE 5-U.S. regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAX

UPDATE 5-U.S. regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAXWASHINGTON/SEATTLE, June 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency said on Wednesday. The risk was discovered during a simulator test last week and it is not yet clear if the issue can be addressed with a software upgrade or will require a more complex hardware fix, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The FAA did not elaborate on the latest setback for Boeing, which has been working to get its best-selling airplane back in the air following a worldwide grounding in March in the wake of two deadly crashes within five months.


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

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


Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China

Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with ChinaHong Kong protesters marched to major consulates on Wednesday in a call for G20 nations to confront fellow member China over sliding freedoms in the financial hub, at a weekend summit in Japan. The semi-autonomous city has been shaken by huge demonstrations this month, with protesters demanding the withdrawal of a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. The massive rallies are the latest manifestation of growing fears that China is stamping down on the city's unique freedoms and culture.


Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?

Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East. For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium. With the United States needing a more robust posture against Iran and confronting renewed challenges in Asia and Europe, several immediate measures and concerted longer-term efforts are critical to ensure America has the carriers it needs.The requirement to maintain carrier presence in the Middle East is a critical part of a broader national security strategy, in which U.S. global security interests necessitate a worldwide force presence. Indeed, the Navy's mission demands remain as high as those of the Cold War, calling on ships to be everywhere seemingly at once, but today's fleet is less than half the size it was 30 years ago.During the Obama administration, a “rebalance” supposedly allowed the Pentagon to focus on Asia and Europe while washing its hands of the Middle East. In reality, we never effectively rebalanced forces in the Indo-Pacific, and the situation on the ground forced us to remain deeply involved in the Middle East. Now with a growing Iranian threat, it would be imprudent to suddenly abandon the region, even as we face renewed challenges in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean.Indeed, Iran’s threat to the region continues growing as its recent attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman demonstrate. Its reliance on violent sectarianism helps fuel Sunni extremist groups like ISIS. This also places Tehran’s proxies on the borders of key U.S. allies. Beginning next year, Tehran can start upgrading its conventional and missile arsenals as U.N. arms embargoes expire. It is also threatening to resume progress toward nuclear weapons.The Trump Administration is pursuing robust sanctions, but these alone are likely insufficient to prevent Tehran’s aggression and reassure our regional allies.Credible forward deployed military capability – like a carrier strike group – provides real options for American policymakers. Last month’s intelligence suggesting Iran was ready to move against U.S. interests in the Middle East demonstrates how the absence of such forces could embolden Iran. Responding to this intelligence, the prompt movement of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group into the region has dramatically increased the U.S. force posture. Effective deterrence of Iran will require persistent, visible, and credible military capability.A combination of far-reaching and short-term policy changes can address this challenge.


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

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


View Photos of the 2020 Audi Q7

View Photos of the 2020 Audi Q7


FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming year

FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming yearFedEx Corp. posted weak quarterly results in its core express business and warned Tuesday that its profit in the year ahead will be hurt by slowing growth in the world economy and the decision to drop a contract with retail giant Amazon. The delivery company reported a quarterly loss of nearly $2 billion. FedEx started a new fiscal year this month, and Chief Financial Officer Alan Graf said the company's performance, especially at FedEx Express, is being hurt by continued weakness in global trade and industrial production.


Supreme Court’s Conservative Justices Weigh Scrapping Another Precedent

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


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

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


Taj Ma Garaj Collection Being Sold Without Reserve

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


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

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


Melania Trump's defender Stephanie Grisham to replace Sanders as WH press secretary

Melania Trump's defender Stephanie Grisham to replace Sanders as WH press secretaryStephanie Grisham, who has been first lady Melania Trump’s spokesperson since March 2017, will be the next White House press secretary, replacing Sarah Sanders.


Pompeo faces thorny issues on India visit, from trade to Russia arms deals

Pompeo faces thorny issues on India visit, from trade to Russia arms dealsU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on Tuesday for talks with Indian leaders in New Delhi, where he is expected to tackle a host of delicate issues from trade to India's longstanding defence and energy ties to Russia and Iran. Relations between the United States and India have improved dramatically since the Cold War but they have still fallen short of their promise and now have run into serious problems over tariffs, flows of data and tighter Indian rules on online commerce in one of the world's fastest growing large markets. Pompeo landed in New Delhi late on Tuesday night after an unannounced trip to Kabul.


Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neck

Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neckIn video shared by Chicago police, Jussie Smollett is seen wearing a noose, and men are seen buying supplies to carry out the allegedly-staged attack.


SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experiments

SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experimentsSpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. It was the third flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket, but the first ordered by the military. The Defense Department mission is expected to provide data to certify the Falcon Heavy — and reused boosters — for future national security launches.


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

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


Microsoft might beat Apple to market with an ARM-powered laptop

Microsoft might beat Apple to market with an ARM-powered laptopApple is expected to replace Intel chips that typically power MacBooks with ARM-based creations of its own, and we keep seeing rumors pointing in that direction. But while Apple hasn't confirmed that it's working on A-series processors that could deliver desktop-grade performance, its partner (and rival) Qualcomm has already launched a bunch of ARM processors that can run Windows.The latest one is the Snapdragon 8cx that has been engineered specifically for notebook use. And that's the platform Microsoft might use on an upcoming Surface laptop.Windows Central's Zac Bowden said on Twitter that the latest Surface codename to keep an eye out for is "Excalibur," which is reportedly powered by an 8cx processor:https://twitter.com/zacbowden/status/1143220716273356801Just a couple of months ago, we saw a Snapdragon 8cx laptop at Computex 2019, meant to demo 5G connectivity on notebooks. Qualcomm, of course, is also pushing its 5G chips, which power several of the 5G smartphones that are available in stores, including the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.At the time, Qualcomm partnered with Lenovo on the "Project Limitless" device, although we have no idea when this laptop will launch. Microsoft, on the other hand, is already rumored to be working on dual-display and foldable devices, with a foldable Surface tablet/laptop expected in the first half of 2020. It's unclear whether the Excalibur is related to any of these products. However, using a Snapdragon 8cx platform, complete with 5G connectivity on a foldable device, makes a great deal of sense.Intel chips have powered all of Microsoft's Surface models to date. Many future Surface laptops will likely continue to rely on Intel chips, but having Microsoft launch an ARM-based Surface would put even more pressure on Intel, as well as signal to other vendors that Windows on ARM is a real alternative.As for Apple, the company is expected to deliver a novel 16-inch MacBook Pro this fall, although the laptop will probably run on Intel chips. Other MacBook lines will also see refreshes, but there's no indication that an ARM-based MacBook will launch this year.


2018 Dodge Demon Could Be Yours

2018 Dodge Demon Could Be YoursThe Demon is a truly wicked modern classic muscle car. Few cars, modern or from any time period, can match the pure attitude of this 2018 Dodge Demon. While the pictures certainly make it apparent this is no regular Dodge Challenger, to see one in person you get the full effect. Even people who don’t normally pay attention to cars will stop and notice this one. It’s loud and the exterior screams aggression. This is the ride you want to turn heads and draw loads of stares. You have Petty’s Garage to thank for the opportunity to own this car.The powertrain setup on the Demon is the stuff of legends. Out of the factory the 2.7-liter supercharger gulps tons of air. It feeds the 6.2-liter V8 engine with glee, pushing a peak 808-horsepower. It gets even better with a 3.09:1 gearing for the rear, dual fuel pumps, and so much more. NHRA certified it as the world’s fastest production car for the quarter mile with a time of 9.65 seconds at 140 mph.Adding to the sinister nature of this car is the all-black exterior. The silky smooth paint job showcases the super wide ram air intake in the hood, the fender bulges, and even make the red Demon logos just in front of the doors jump out. An absence of brightwork almost screams at onlookers that they should be in awe to behold such a muscle machine.Of course, Petty’s Garage has added some extra goodies to a car that’s already loaded, making it that much sweeter. You get a Petty’s Garage rear racing spoiler and custom painted graphics. In addition, the car rolls on custom 20-inch wheels with Continental tires for an even more compelling setup.You can’t go wrong investing in a Demon. People lined up for the opportunity to buy one when it was announced, thanks to plenty of press about the crazy horsepower output and other details. It’s a car people will remember fondly for some time. This particular 2018 Dodge Demon is Number 0043 off the production line. More American Cars 2016 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Gets Petty’s Power Upgrade Pristine 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 On The Market


9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are Low

9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are LowBank of America analyst Doug Leggate recently lowered his oil price forecast for the second half of 2019 from $68 per barrel to $63, but Leggate says there are still plenty of value opportunities among oil stocks today. Here are nine oil stocks Leggate recommends. Leggate says Exxon has the strongest project pipeline of any oil major, including developments in Guyana and the U.S. Permian Basin.


22 Slow Cars That Are Tons of Fun to Drive Fast

22 Slow Cars That Are Tons of Fun to Drive Fast


U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S.-China trade deal is 90% done - CNBC

U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S.-China trade deal is 90% done - CNBCU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the trade deal between the United States and China is "about 90%" complete, CNBC reported. "We were about 90% of the way there (with a deal) and I think there's a path to complete this," Mnuchin said in an interview to the news channel. U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will meet this week at the G20 summit in Japan hoping to calm their 11-month trade war.


A Florida woman turned in her husband's guns after his domestic violence arrest. Police arrested her for theft

A Florida woman turned in her husband's guns after his domestic violence arrest. Police arrested her for theftCourtney Irby was charged with grand theft and armed burglary for turning in her husband's guns while he was in jail for domestic violence.


Iran air defence missiles must be taken seriously: experts

Iran air defence missiles must be taken seriously: expertsThe shooting down last week of a sophisticated US drone by an Iranian missile demonstrates that Tehran's air defence capabilities can pose a challenge to US air superiority, experts say. The Global Hawk, an advanced US navy surveillance drone, was flying at high altitude -- it can reach 60,000 feet (18 kilometres) -- early Friday local time when it was struck by a ground-to-air missile by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards. "The shooting down of the drone shows Iran is revealing a capability and choosing to message it to the United States," said Becca Wasser, an analyst at Rand Corp.


Relative: Gunman killed 4, self over jealousy of in-laws

Relative: Gunman killed 4, self over jealousy of in-lawsA man who family members in California say shot four relatives to death before taking his own life was upset his wife was able to get visas for her relatives to travel from Vietnam to the United States, a relative said Tuesday. To Van Khuat said 66-year-old Chi Dinh Ta had recently called him and told him he planned to kill his in-laws, who had recently arrived in San Jose from Asia. Ta had been seething with jealousy because he was not able to bring his own family from Vietnam, Khuat said.


Authorities in Utah release new photos of last time missing college student seen in public

Authorities in Utah release new photos of last time missing college student seen in publicPolice issued a public appeal for a person last seen with a University of Utah student before she disappeared more than a week ago.


Microsoft is reportedly testing two exciting new Surface models

Microsoft is reportedly testing two exciting new Surface modelsA rumor earlier this week claimed that Microsoft is working on a Surface notebook based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx platform that was designed for 2019 Windows 10 devices, and we now have more details on the matter.It appears that Microsoft wants to power a Surface Pro with the 8cx, which will be a custom version of Qualcomm's chip. Moreover, Microsoft is also looking at AMD processors for the Surface Laptop line, as it wants to explore options other than Intel.Microsoft's relationship with Intel is on "shaky ground," according to Petri, although it's unclear why. But Microsoft is testing ARM and AMD processors for its next-gen Surface models.The next Surface Laptop might come in an AMD version powered by a Picasso 12nm SoC. The Surface Pro 7, meanwhile, might launch with a custom Snapdragon 8cx inside -- one that's been developed on-campus in Redmond. Microsoft has been working closely with Qualcomm on this custom ARM chip, based on its own specs, so that it works better with Windows 10. The chip is codenamed Excalibur, a moniker that has been rumored before. The ARM Surface Pro laptop might be used as a reference device for other OEMs looking to develop their own 8cx Windows 10 notebooks.In spite of Microsoft's interest in AMD and ARM silicon, Intel-based Surface laptops will still be in stores this year, including brand new Surface Pro 7 and Surface Book models. The report notes that the Pro 7 will look a lot like last year's Pro 6, but it'll come with a USB-C connector and without Thunderbolt 3 functionality.A Surface Pro redesign has been postponed to 2020, while the rumored dual-screen Centaurus device isn't expected to launch this year -- unless Microsoft can justify the need for such hardware.


New-gen Raspberry Pi out now from $35

New-gen Raspberry Pi out now from $35The Raspberry Pi Foundation has unveiled the fourth-generation version of its famous compact and affordable single-board computer. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is out now, priced from $35.


Boris Johnson Predicts ‘Million-to-One’ Chance of No-Deal Brexit

Boris Johnson Predicts ‘Million-to-One’ Chance of No-Deal Brexit(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson zigzagged back to a softer Brexit stance, saying there was a "million to one" chance he’d lead Britain into a chaotic split from Europe, as lawmakers maneuvered to make sure he couldn’t even if he wanted to.On Tuesday, the front-runner to be Britain’s next prime minister had pledged to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without a deal. "Do or die, come what may," he said. A day later he was walking that back, saying he didn’t expect Britain to end up in no-deal limbo.“I don’t think that’s where we’re going to end up. I think it’s a million to one against, but it is vital that we prepare," he told a leadership contest event Wednesday.Johnson has built a broad coalition of supporters within the Conservative Party, from arch-Brexiteers to modernizers who wanted to stay in the bloc. He has taken turns to offer each side what they want to hear -- both in public and in private. The pound was unchanged.Read more: When Boris Johnson Talks Brexit, MPs Hear What They Want to HearMembers of Parliament who oppose a no-deal split because they fear the economic consequences are trying to use the tools of Parliament to prevent the next prime minister leaving without an agreement.They succeeded in forcing May to seek an extension earlier this year, but a recent maneuver failed and they now risk running out of time.Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has proposed an amendment to government spending limits that would forbid the government from spending money on some areas if there had been a no-deal Brexit that wasn’t approved by Parliament. A vote could come next Tuesday.It’s not clear if it will succeed: The move could be too drastic, and too soon, for many of the MPs who are preparing to fight a no-deal Brexit.Navigating ParliamentJohnson’s rival for the premiership, Jeremy Hunt, also wants to renegotiate May’s Brexit deal, and says he would leave the bloc without an agreement if it were the only option. But unlike Johnson, he’s prepared to extend the Oct. 31 deadline if a new accord were in reach.Johnson’s softer tone late Wednesday contrasted with comments made by members of his team earlier in the day. Two colleagues signaled a willingness to ignore Parliament if it tried to block a no-deal Brexit.“We will leave at the end of October, come what may, that is the legal default position, and Parliament does not have the means to overturn that,” Andrea Leadsom told the BBC.Earlier, Dominic Raab told BBC radio that any motion from MPs to urge Johnson to change course would have “zero legal effect.” Johnson took a more conciliatory line Wednesday, saying he was not "attracted to archaic devices” such as proroguing, or suspending, Parliament in order to ensure the U.K. leaves on time.Johnson indicated he’s banking on Parliament to approve a revised Brexit deal. He sees an outbreak of "common sense" among lawmakers and said the politics of the country have changed since March 29, the day the U.K. was meant to leave the EU, and the last time May tried to push her much hated agreement through the House of Commons.Hunt and Johnson agreed that a general election before Brexit is delivered would bring a disastrous result for the party. Hunt said the Conservatives would be “thrashed” in a general election, putting opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in power.Read more: Johnson’s Backers Eye Early U.K. Election, Despite Brexit CrisisJohnson said that “it would be absolutely crazy for any of us to think of going to the country and calling a general election before we get Brexit done.”They also agreed that the residency rights of EU citizens in the U.K. -- part of the divorce deal -- should be guaranteed. And Johnson used the event on Wednesday to set out his vision for post-Brexit immigration: He wants an Australian-style points system that would favor skilled workers, and restrict unskilled labor flows -- a key promise of the referendum campaign in 2016.To contact the reporters on this story: Jessica Shankleman in London at jshankleman@bloomberg.net;Robert Hutton in London at rhutton1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Emma Ross-Thomas at erossthomas@bloomberg.net, ;Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


The New Ford Puma Crossover Is Tiny, Weird-Looking, and Probably Coming to the U.S.

The New Ford Puma Crossover Is Tiny, Weird-Looking, and Probably Coming to the U.S.The Fiesta-based Puma is a bit bigger than the EcoSport and a lot more appealing.


UPDATE 2-No sign of progress at NATO in U.S.-Turkey dispute over Russian defenses

UPDATE 2-No sign of progress at NATO in U.S.-Turkey dispute over Russian defensesThe United States and Turkey appeared to make no progress during talks at NATO headquarters on Wednesday toward resolving a major dispute over Ankara's plans to acquire a Russian air defense system, just ahead of its expected July delivery. The United States says Turkey's acquisition of Russia's S-400 air defenses poses a threat to Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 stealthy fighters, which Turkey also planned to buy.


Viral video shows man dumping bucket of water on homeless woman from San Francisco rooftop

Viral video shows man dumping bucket of water on homeless woman from San Francisco rooftopThe San Francisco Police Department classifies the attack as a misdemeanor battery, and will investigate if the victim comes forward.


On Watch in the Arabian Gulf: What the U.S. Navy Faces Against Iran

On Watch in the Arabian Gulf: What the U.S. Navy Faces Against IranAs tensions rise with Iran, a former admiral remembers his own time in the Arabian Gulf and explains what U.S. sailors are facing today.


The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7

The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead. Twenty-three-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy pleaded not guilty Tuesday to seven counts of negligent homicide and was ordered to remain in preventive detention in New Hampshire, with a judge saying his driving record poses a potential danger to the public and himself.


GOP Rep: Trump Hatred Could Be Driving Reports of Awful Conditions at Detention Centers

GOP Rep: Trump Hatred Could Be Driving Reports of Awful Conditions at Detention CentersMSNBCAmid reports of migrant children suffering in inhumane and squalid conditions at Texas border detention centers, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) suggested on Monday night the reports could be untrue because of the hatred many feel for the president.Appearing on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, the Texas lawmaker was asked by host Chris Hayes whether he agreed that “these kinds of conditions are appalling and unacceptable,” something Burgess was unwilling to fully concede.Noting that “it’s always been tough” at a number of facilities at the border, Burgess went on to describe the Custom and Border Patrol agents as heroes, insisting that they don’t get enough credit for the humane work they do. Hayes, meanwhile, pressed the congressman to address the conditions at the facilities, specifically at the center in Clint, Texas, where hundreds of young migrants were reportedly detained in a “chaotic scene of sickness and filth.” Following the reports of overcrowding and inadequate food and sanitation, all but 30 children were removed from the center.Burgess, however, asserted that he hadn’t seen anything like that at the centers he’d visited, causing Hayes to ask if Burgess thought reporters and lawyers were “making it up.” Once again, the Republican lawmaker insisted that wasn’t what he’d seen, noting that he hadn’t been to the Clint facility.“You think this is fictional?!” Hayes exclaimed.“I don’t know if it’s hyperbole,” Burgess replied. “I know that the hatred for this president is so intense, people are liable to say anything. I got to go look for myself and see for myself.”Moments later, Hayes confronted Burgess over reports that children in the facilities had “lice crawling through their heads,” causing the congressman to claim that the kids “arrive with the lice.”“You don’t know that,” the MSNBC host exploded. “You do not know that!”“I do,” Burgess stated.Hayes pushed back and pointed to reports that children in the Clint facility had contracted the flu there, leading Burgess to bring up another facility altogether.“That is not true. When I was down in McAllen—” Burgess said, prompting Hayes to fire back that they were talking about Clint and the lawmaker had admitted he hadn’t been there.“I just talked to the lawyer who was just in Clint, Texas,” the All In host exclaimed. “You just told me you’re not in Clint, Texas. You don’t know what they got.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


Iran to speed up enrichment of uranium amid faltering nuclear deal

Iran to speed up enrichment of uranium amid faltering nuclear dealIran will speed up enrichment of uranium and pull further out of the nuclear deal with world powers, Iranian officials said.


Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martialA Navy SEAL witness could face a perjury charge after testifying that he — and not Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher— had killed a young Islamic State prisoner in Iraq, according to an email sent to a lawyer for the witness. Officials are considering charging Special Operator First Class Corey Scott with lying under oath during Gallagher's court-martial, said the email sent Tuesday by Navy Capt. Donald King, a lawyer for the senior commander who convened the war crimes proceedings. Scott "testified directly contrary to previous official statements — thus exposing him to prosecution," the email said.


Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?

Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?Collins has served in the Senate for 22 years, but her opponents hope one vote can pull her down: the one she cast for Brett Kavanaugh.


Toy Car for a Grown Up: 2013 Camaro SS Hot Wheels Edition

Toy Car for a Grown Up: 2013 Camaro SS Hot Wheels EditionThis special edition of the Camaro has just 824 miles on its odometer.There’s a somewhat common sentiment in the automotive world stating that when people get older, their toys only get bigger. A good example of this is the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hot Wheels Edition, which adds stylistic influence from the renowned toy maker to a muscle car with a V8 engine and a manual transmission. Mutual Enterprises in Springfield, Massachusetts offers this limited-production Camaro for sale, noting that the vehicle’s single owner was a collector. What makes the Hot Wheels Edition special? First, there’s the striking Kinetic Blue exterior paint color, which definitely isn’t going to divert any attention away from this muscle car. Additionally, there are exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels and various bits of Hot Wheels badging.Inside the cabin, you’ll find a black leather interior with red stitching, and of course, there are Hot Wheels logos embroidered into the seats. Because Chevrolet based this example on the SS trim, it also features a heads up information display.Incredibly, this Camaro only has 824 miles on the odometer.The Hot Wheels Edition was available as either a 2LT V6 or a 2SS V8 model. Luckily for potential buyers, this example is the latter, with its 6.2-liter V8 engine pairing to a manual transmission to drive the rear wheels. Also, the vehicle features a dual mode exhaust, which was a factory option.Mutual Enterprises is asking $34,995 for this special edition Camaro, which seems like a pretty stellar deal, considering the car cost over $37,000 new and the Hot Wheels option package was $6,995 itself. Would you add some miles to this full-size fun toy, or would you continue to treat it as a collectible?  Read More... Boosted 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Murders Tires 2018 Dodge Demon Could Be Yours


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

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


Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restoration

Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restorationAn accidental discovery of a 19th-century clock in a dusty church storage room in Paris has sparked hopes that it can be used to replace a timepiece destroyed in the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral. The ruined clock in Notre-Dame, which measured two metres (6.5 feet) across, was located beneath the roof and spire of the Gothic monument which crashed down in the blaze that stunned France in April. Then French clockmaker Jean-Baptiste Viot stumbled across an almost identical version while completing an inventory last month at Saint Trinite church in northern Paris, four kilometres (2.5 miles) away from Notre-Dame.


Baby rescued from plastic bag in Georgia

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


20 Quick And Easy No-Cook Recipes For When Its Too Hot To Function

20 Quick And Easy No-Cook Recipes For When Its Too Hot To Function


Watch Out, Russia and China: The Navy Has a New Plan to Kill Your Submarines

Watch Out, Russia and China: The Navy Has a New Plan to Kill Your SubmarinesSmall said the Navy is ultimately looking for a “family of systems.”Should an enemy submarine surface well beyond undersea or surface drone detection range and send intelligence to attack platforms - US Navy platforms could be vulnerable in some instances. Fortified by targeting data from well beyond the horizon, enemy subs, planes and ships might, in this case, be well-positioned for a coordinated strike.However, should an interwoven web of Navy surveillance assets track and share vital information, coordinated surface, air and undersea drones could sustain an unprecedented advantage -- and a new attack synergy could actually begin to transform maritime warfare.Enemy mines, surface ships, small boats and submarines might be detected more quickly, but, perhaps of greater importance, cross-domain drone connectivity would completely change the sensor-to-shooter kill chain. With this in mind, Navy weapons developers have put this initiative on the fast track, with the hope of rapidly networking its fleet of surface, air and undersea drones.Submarine hunting with Textron’s Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) is already breaking through to a new level of detection and attack technology, laying a foundation of progress from which to build toward a new horizon of the desired interconnected maritime drone combat. This new level of multi-domain drone networking was described at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Symposium by Capt. Pete Small, Program Manager for Unmanned Systems. Small said this is now being advanced through a collaborative effort between Naval Sea Systems Command and Naval Air Systems Command.“In the command and control area we are looking to standardize protocols across UUVs, USV and UAVs,” Small said. Using common protocol standards and flexible architecture, the Navy plans to solidify what Small called “a smattering of manned and unmanned systems, satellites and ground stations communicating with the right interfaces.”Surface radio or GPS signals, coupled with various kinds of sonar or low-frequency undersea communications, form the foundation for emerging kinds of networking which bring the prospect of a new era of interconnectivity. Also, DARPA and BAE Systems are now working on an emerging GPS-like undersea networking technology as well.“You might have a destroyer that needs to operate a UUV and a USV and link back to a shore-based command and control center. You have got to have common protocols. Every unmanned system is a little different and has its own requirements. Ships and subs have different elements. You need commonality for platform integration,” Small said.


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

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


Oklahoma woman caught on own CCTV camera firebombing and shooting into neighbour’s home

Oklahoma woman caught on own CCTV camera firebombing and shooting into neighbour’s homeAn Oklahoma woman was arrested after being caught on camera firing gunshots and throwing a lit towel into her next door neighbour's home. Firefighters were called to the burning property in Del City on June 10th, responding to 911 calls that reported flames coming from the garage door.Having contained the blaze, fire investigators learned there was an ongoing conflict between the owner of the burnt home and the next door neighbour, Annie Durham, 59.Shocking footage of the incident was captured on CCTV, showing Durham firing two shots into the side of the home before throwing a flaming object into the door, setting the house ablaze.The video released by the Del City Fire Department came from the accused woman’s own surveillance camera.According to the fire department, Durham was initially resistant to giving up the footage, claiming the camera had not been switched on.However, it was eventually obtained with the help of the City Police Department’s Computer Forensic Division.Durham was arrested on Monday June 17 and is charged with second degree arson and discharge of a firearm into a dwelling.


Saudi envoy blasts UN expert's report on Khashoggi killing

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


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

Fatal Hawaii skydiving plane crash renews NTSB's call for stricter rules: 'Accidents continue to happen'An NTSB official put the FAA on notice Monday, calling for regulations on parachute operations after a skydiving plane crash in Hawaii killed 11.


Senate Passes $4.6 Billion Border-Funding Bill after Rejecting Pelosi’s Version

Senate Passes $4.6 Billion Border-Funding Bill after Rejecting Pelosi’s VersionThe Senate on Wednesday passed a $4.6 billion spending package to alleviate the ongoing crisis at the southern border, just moments after rejecting a similar emergency-funding bill advanced by House Democrats that included restrictions on the funding of certain border-enforcement measures.Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who shepherded the more restrictive spending bill through the House on Tuesday, announced her caucus's opposition to the Senate bill before it was voted on, ensuring a contentious reconciliation process between the two chambers before a final bill can be sent to President Trump's desk.“They pass their bill, we respect that,” Pelosi said Wednesday. “We passed our bill, we hope they would respect that. And there are some improvements that we think can be reconciled.”Republican lawmakers have emphasized the urgency of the border crisis in asking their Democratic colleagues to avoid a protracted reconciliation process by passing the Senate spending bill immediately, before lawmakers leave town for the one-week July 4 recess.Addressing his colleagues on the Senate floor before the vote on Wednesday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell emphasized the bipartisan support behind the upper chamber's spending bill, which ultimately passed 84–8.“The House has not made much progress toward actually making a law, just more resistance theater,” McConnell said. “The Senate has a better and more bipartisan way forward.”“It’s a productive compromise that would go a long way to begin to address the border crisis: no poison pills, just a clean bill,” he added, referencing the restrictions placed on the use of funds in the House spending bill.The House bill, which fell 19 votes short of passage in the Senate, includes numerous humanitarian provisions related to the detention of migrants and restricts the amount of funding that can be allocated to enforcement mechanisms.The Senate bill, meanwhile, allocates $1.3 billion to improve the Border Patrol and HHS detention facilities, which have been overwhelmed by the 144,000 asylum-seekers that arrived at the border last month, as well as $2.9 billion to improve the medical care and supervision of migrant children, many of whom, according to multiple recent reports, have been deprived of basic hygiene products and proper beds due to lack of resources.House Democrats, particularly those in the progressive wing of the caucus, remain opposed to the Senate bill because they believe it does not do enough to ensure the humane treatment of migrants. Their bill would allow lawmakers to do unannounced checks of detention facilities, would mandate the provision of certain hygiene products, and would limit the amount of time children can be detained to just 90 days.


Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to Stonewall

Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to StonewallPhoto Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyIn this special series, LGBT celebrities and public figures talk to Tim Teeman about the Stonewall Riots and their legacy—see more here.Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running to be the Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2020 presidential election. If successful, he would be the first openly gay president of the United States.Buttigieg did not respond to these four questions sent to him by The Daily Beast: When and how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots and what did you make of them? What is their significance for you? How far have LGBT people come since 1969? What would you like to see, LGBT-wise, in the next 50 years?Bill T. Jones: We Must Work Harder to Connect Stonewall to the World’s Other Liberation StrugglesInstead, Buttigieg sent this statement:“In the 50 years since Stonewall, it’s been extraordinary to see the awakening of the LGBTQ+ community. As the first out elected official running for president, it’s hard to believe how quickly these changes have come to our society, but also hard to live with just how much work remains ahead of us. “And in those 50 years we’ve seen a remarkable transformation: the awakening of an identity that learned how to exert political force and issue a moral call for our nation to do better when it comes to equality. I’m proud to be a part of that, standing on the shoulders of giants in a tradition that goes back to Stonewall and before, and I’m eager for the gains to be made on the road ahead.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


UPDATE 5-U.S. regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAX

UPDATE 5-U.S. regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAXWASHINGTON/SEATTLE, June 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency said on Wednesday. The risk was discovered during a simulator test last week and it is not yet clear if the issue can be addressed with a software upgrade or will require a more complex hardware fix, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The FAA did not elaborate on the latest setback for Boeing, which has been working to get its best-selling airplane back in the air following a worldwide grounding in March in the wake of two deadly crashes within five months.


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

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


Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China

Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with ChinaHong Kong protesters marched to major consulates on Wednesday in a call for G20 nations to confront fellow member China over sliding freedoms in the financial hub, at a weekend summit in Japan. The semi-autonomous city has been shaken by huge demonstrations this month, with protesters demanding the withdrawal of a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. The massive rallies are the latest manifestation of growing fears that China is stamping down on the city's unique freedoms and culture.


Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?

Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East. For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium. With the United States needing a more robust posture against Iran and confronting renewed challenges in Asia and Europe, several immediate measures and concerted longer-term efforts are critical to ensure America has the carriers it needs.The requirement to maintain carrier presence in the Middle East is a critical part of a broader national security strategy, in which U.S. global security interests necessitate a worldwide force presence. Indeed, the Navy's mission demands remain as high as those of the Cold War, calling on ships to be everywhere seemingly at once, but today's fleet is less than half the size it was 30 years ago.During the Obama administration, a “rebalance” supposedly allowed the Pentagon to focus on Asia and Europe while washing its hands of the Middle East. In reality, we never effectively rebalanced forces in the Indo-Pacific, and the situation on the ground forced us to remain deeply involved in the Middle East. Now with a growing Iranian threat, it would be imprudent to suddenly abandon the region, even as we face renewed challenges in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean.Indeed, Iran’s threat to the region continues growing as its recent attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman demonstrate. Its reliance on violent sectarianism helps fuel Sunni extremist groups like ISIS. This also places Tehran’s proxies on the borders of key U.S. allies. Beginning next year, Tehran can start upgrading its conventional and missile arsenals as U.N. arms embargoes expire. It is also threatening to resume progress toward nuclear weapons.The Trump Administration is pursuing robust sanctions, but these alone are likely insufficient to prevent Tehran’s aggression and reassure our regional allies.Credible forward deployed military capability – like a carrier strike group – provides real options for American policymakers. Last month’s intelligence suggesting Iran was ready to move against U.S. interests in the Middle East demonstrates how the absence of such forces could embolden Iran. Responding to this intelligence, the prompt movement of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group into the region has dramatically increased the U.S. force posture. Effective deterrence of Iran will require persistent, visible, and credible military capability.A combination of far-reaching and short-term policy changes can address this challenge.


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

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


View Photos of the 2020 Audi Q7

View Photos of the 2020 Audi Q7


FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming year

FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming yearFedEx Corp. posted weak quarterly results in its core express business and warned Tuesday that its profit in the year ahead will be hurt by slowing growth in the world economy and the decision to drop a contract with retail giant Amazon. The delivery company reported a quarterly loss of nearly $2 billion. FedEx started a new fiscal year this month, and Chief Financial Officer Alan Graf said the company's performance, especially at FedEx Express, is being hurt by continued weakness in global trade and industrial production.


Supreme Court’s Conservative Justices Weigh Scrapping Another Precedent

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


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

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


Taj Ma Garaj Collection Being Sold Without Reserve

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


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

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


Melania Trump's defender Stephanie Grisham to replace Sanders as WH press secretary

Melania Trump's defender Stephanie Grisham to replace Sanders as WH press secretaryStephanie Grisham, who has been first lady Melania Trump’s spokesperson since March 2017, will be the next White House press secretary, replacing Sarah Sanders.


Pompeo faces thorny issues on India visit, from trade to Russia arms deals

Pompeo faces thorny issues on India visit, from trade to Russia arms dealsU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on Tuesday for talks with Indian leaders in New Delhi, where he is expected to tackle a host of delicate issues from trade to India's longstanding defence and energy ties to Russia and Iran. Relations between the United States and India have improved dramatically since the Cold War but they have still fallen short of their promise and now have run into serious problems over tariffs, flows of data and tighter Indian rules on online commerce in one of the world's fastest growing large markets. Pompeo landed in New Delhi late on Tuesday night after an unannounced trip to Kabul.


Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neck

Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neckIn video shared by Chicago police, Jussie Smollett is seen wearing a noose, and men are seen buying supplies to carry out the allegedly-staged attack.


SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experiments

SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experimentsSpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. It was the third flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket, but the first ordered by the military. The Defense Department mission is expected to provide data to certify the Falcon Heavy — and reused boosters — for future national security launches.


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

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


Microsoft might beat Apple to market with an ARM-powered laptop

Microsoft might beat Apple to market with an ARM-powered laptopApple is expected to replace Intel chips that typically power MacBooks with ARM-based creations of its own, and we keep seeing rumors pointing in that direction. But while Apple hasn't confirmed that it's working on A-series processors that could deliver desktop-grade performance, its partner (and rival) Qualcomm has already launched a bunch of ARM processors that can run Windows.The latest one is the Snapdragon 8cx that has been engineered specifically for notebook use. And that's the platform Microsoft might use on an upcoming Surface laptop.Windows Central's Zac Bowden said on Twitter that the latest Surface codename to keep an eye out for is "Excalibur," which is reportedly powered by an 8cx processor:https://twitter.com/zacbowden/status/1143220716273356801Just a couple of months ago, we saw a Snapdragon 8cx laptop at Computex 2019, meant to demo 5G connectivity on notebooks. Qualcomm, of course, is also pushing its 5G chips, which power several of the 5G smartphones that are available in stores, including the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.At the time, Qualcomm partnered with Lenovo on the "Project Limitless" device, although we have no idea when this laptop will launch. Microsoft, on the other hand, is already rumored to be working on dual-display and foldable devices, with a foldable Surface tablet/laptop expected in the first half of 2020. It's unclear whether the Excalibur is related to any of these products. However, using a Snapdragon 8cx platform, complete with 5G connectivity on a foldable device, makes a great deal of sense.Intel chips have powered all of Microsoft's Surface models to date. Many future Surface laptops will likely continue to rely on Intel chips, but having Microsoft launch an ARM-based Surface would put even more pressure on Intel, as well as signal to other vendors that Windows on ARM is a real alternative.As for Apple, the company is expected to deliver a novel 16-inch MacBook Pro this fall, although the laptop will probably run on Intel chips. Other MacBook lines will also see refreshes, but there's no indication that an ARM-based MacBook will launch this year.


2018 Dodge Demon Could Be Yours

2018 Dodge Demon Could Be YoursThe Demon is a truly wicked modern classic muscle car. Few cars, modern or from any time period, can match the pure attitude of this 2018 Dodge Demon. While the pictures certainly make it apparent this is no regular Dodge Challenger, to see one in person you get the full effect. Even people who don’t normally pay attention to cars will stop and notice this one. It’s loud and the exterior screams aggression. This is the ride you want to turn heads and draw loads of stares. You have Petty’s Garage to thank for the opportunity to own this car.The powertrain setup on the Demon is the stuff of legends. Out of the factory the 2.7-liter supercharger gulps tons of air. It feeds the 6.2-liter V8 engine with glee, pushing a peak 808-horsepower. It gets even better with a 3.09:1 gearing for the rear, dual fuel pumps, and so much more. NHRA certified it as the world’s fastest production car for the quarter mile with a time of 9.65 seconds at 140 mph.Adding to the sinister nature of this car is the all-black exterior. The silky smooth paint job showcases the super wide ram air intake in the hood, the fender bulges, and even make the red Demon logos just in front of the doors jump out. An absence of brightwork almost screams at onlookers that they should be in awe to behold such a muscle machine.Of course, Petty’s Garage has added some extra goodies to a car that’s already loaded, making it that much sweeter. You get a Petty’s Garage rear racing spoiler and custom painted graphics. In addition, the car rolls on custom 20-inch wheels with Continental tires for an even more compelling setup.You can’t go wrong investing in a Demon. People lined up for the opportunity to buy one when it was announced, thanks to plenty of press about the crazy horsepower output and other details. It’s a car people will remember fondly for some time. This particular 2018 Dodge Demon is Number 0043 off the production line. More American Cars 2016 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Gets Petty’s Power Upgrade Pristine 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 On The Market


9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are Low

9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are LowBank of America analyst Doug Leggate recently lowered his oil price forecast for the second half of 2019 from $68 per barrel to $63, but Leggate says there are still plenty of value opportunities among oil stocks today. Here are nine oil stocks Leggate recommends. Leggate says Exxon has the strongest project pipeline of any oil major, including developments in Guyana and the U.S. Permian Basin.


22 Slow Cars That Are Tons of Fun to Drive Fast

22 Slow Cars That Are Tons of Fun to Drive Fast


U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S.-China trade deal is 90% done - CNBC

U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S.-China trade deal is 90% done - CNBCU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the trade deal between the United States and China is "about 90%" complete, CNBC reported. "We were about 90% of the way there (with a deal) and I think there's a path to complete this," Mnuchin said in an interview to the news channel. U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will meet this week at the G20 summit in Japan hoping to calm their 11-month trade war.


A Florida woman turned in her husband's guns after his domestic violence arrest. Police arrested her for theft

A Florida woman turned in her husband's guns after his domestic violence arrest. Police arrested her for theftCourtney Irby was charged with grand theft and armed burglary for turning in her husband's guns while he was in jail for domestic violence.


Iran air defence missiles must be taken seriously: experts

Iran air defence missiles must be taken seriously: expertsThe shooting down last week of a sophisticated US drone by an Iranian missile demonstrates that Tehran's air defence capabilities can pose a challenge to US air superiority, experts say. The Global Hawk, an advanced US navy surveillance drone, was flying at high altitude -- it can reach 60,000 feet (18 kilometres) -- early Friday local time when it was struck by a ground-to-air missile by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards. "The shooting down of the drone shows Iran is revealing a capability and choosing to message it to the United States," said Becca Wasser, an analyst at Rand Corp.


Relative: Gunman killed 4, self over jealousy of in-laws

Relative: Gunman killed 4, self over jealousy of in-lawsA man who family members in California say shot four relatives to death before taking his own life was upset his wife was able to get visas for her relatives to travel from Vietnam to the United States, a relative said Tuesday. To Van Khuat said 66-year-old Chi Dinh Ta had recently called him and told him he planned to kill his in-laws, who had recently arrived in San Jose from Asia. Ta had been seething with jealousy because he was not able to bring his own family from Vietnam, Khuat said.


Authorities in Utah release new photos of last time missing college student seen in public

Authorities in Utah release new photos of last time missing college student seen in publicPolice issued a public appeal for a person last seen with a University of Utah student before she disappeared more than a week ago.


Microsoft is reportedly testing two exciting new Surface models

Microsoft is reportedly testing two exciting new Surface modelsA rumor earlier this week claimed that Microsoft is working on a Surface notebook based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx platform that was designed for 2019 Windows 10 devices, and we now have more details on the matter.It appears that Microsoft wants to power a Surface Pro with the 8cx, which will be a custom version of Qualcomm's chip. Moreover, Microsoft is also looking at AMD processors for the Surface Laptop line, as it wants to explore options other than Intel.Microsoft's relationship with Intel is on "shaky ground," according to Petri, although it's unclear why. But Microsoft is testing ARM and AMD processors for its next-gen Surface models.The next Surface Laptop might come in an AMD version powered by a Picasso 12nm SoC. The Surface Pro 7, meanwhile, might launch with a custom Snapdragon 8cx inside -- one that's been developed on-campus in Redmond. Microsoft has been working closely with Qualcomm on this custom ARM chip, based on its own specs, so that it works better with Windows 10. The chip is codenamed Excalibur, a moniker that has been rumored before. The ARM Surface Pro laptop might be used as a reference device for other OEMs looking to develop their own 8cx Windows 10 notebooks.In spite of Microsoft's interest in AMD and ARM silicon, Intel-based Surface laptops will still be in stores this year, including brand new Surface Pro 7 and Surface Book models. The report notes that the Pro 7 will look a lot like last year's Pro 6, but it'll come with a USB-C connector and without Thunderbolt 3 functionality.A Surface Pro redesign has been postponed to 2020, while the rumored dual-screen Centaurus device isn't expected to launch this year -- unless Microsoft can justify the need for such hardware.


New-gen Raspberry Pi out now from $35

New-gen Raspberry Pi out now from $35The Raspberry Pi Foundation has unveiled the fourth-generation version of its famous compact and affordable single-board computer. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is out now, priced from $35.


Boris Johnson Predicts ‘Million-to-One’ Chance of No-Deal Brexit

Boris Johnson Predicts ‘Million-to-One’ Chance of No-Deal Brexit(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson zigzagged back to a softer Brexit stance, saying there was a "million to one" chance he’d lead Britain into a chaotic split from Europe, as lawmakers maneuvered to make sure he couldn’t even if he wanted to.On Tuesday, the front-runner to be Britain’s next prime minister had pledged to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without a deal. "Do or die, come what may," he said. A day later he was walking that back, saying he didn’t expect Britain to end up in no-deal limbo.“I don’t think that’s where we’re going to end up. I think it’s a million to one against, but it is vital that we prepare," he told a leadership contest event Wednesday.Johnson has built a broad coalition of supporters within the Conservative Party, from arch-Brexiteers to modernizers who wanted to stay in the bloc. He has taken turns to offer each side what they want to hear -- both in public and in private. The pound was unchanged.Read more: When Boris Johnson Talks Brexit, MPs Hear What They Want to HearMembers of Parliament who oppose a no-deal split because they fear the economic consequences are trying to use the tools of Parliament to prevent the next prime minister leaving without an agreement.They succeeded in forcing May to seek an extension earlier this year, but a recent maneuver failed and they now risk running out of time.Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has proposed an amendment to government spending limits that would forbid the government from spending money on some areas if there had been a no-deal Brexit that wasn’t approved by Parliament. A vote could come next Tuesday.It’s not clear if it will succeed: The move could be too drastic, and too soon, for many of the MPs who are preparing to fight a no-deal Brexit.Navigating ParliamentJohnson’s rival for the premiership, Jeremy Hunt, also wants to renegotiate May’s Brexit deal, and says he would leave the bloc without an agreement if it were the only option. But unlike Johnson, he’s prepared to extend the Oct. 31 deadline if a new accord were in reach.Johnson’s softer tone late Wednesday contrasted with comments made by members of his team earlier in the day. Two colleagues signaled a willingness to ignore Parliament if it tried to block a no-deal Brexit.“We will leave at the end of October, come what may, that is the legal default position, and Parliament does not have the means to overturn that,” Andrea Leadsom told the BBC.Earlier, Dominic Raab told BBC radio that any motion from MPs to urge Johnson to change course would have “zero legal effect.” Johnson took a more conciliatory line Wednesday, saying he was not "attracted to archaic devices” such as proroguing, or suspending, Parliament in order to ensure the U.K. leaves on time.Johnson indicated he’s banking on Parliament to approve a revised Brexit deal. He sees an outbreak of "common sense" among lawmakers and said the politics of the country have changed since March 29, the day the U.K. was meant to leave the EU, and the last time May tried to push her much hated agreement through the House of Commons.Hunt and Johnson agreed that a general election before Brexit is delivered would bring a disastrous result for the party. Hunt said the Conservatives would be “thrashed” in a general election, putting opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in power.Read more: Johnson’s Backers Eye Early U.K. Election, Despite Brexit CrisisJohnson said that “it would be absolutely crazy for any of us to think of going to the country and calling a general election before we get Brexit done.”They also agreed that the residency rights of EU citizens in the U.K. -- part of the divorce deal -- should be guaranteed. And Johnson used the event on Wednesday to set out his vision for post-Brexit immigration: He wants an Australian-style points system that would favor skilled workers, and restrict unskilled labor flows -- a key promise of the referendum campaign in 2016.To contact the reporters on this story: Jessica Shankleman in London at jshankleman@bloomberg.net;Robert Hutton in London at rhutton1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Emma Ross-Thomas at erossthomas@bloomberg.net, ;Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


The New Ford Puma Crossover Is Tiny, Weird-Looking, and Probably Coming to the U.S.

The New Ford Puma Crossover Is Tiny, Weird-Looking, and Probably Coming to the U.S.The Fiesta-based Puma is a bit bigger than the EcoSport and a lot more appealing.


UPDATE 2-No sign of progress at NATO in U.S.-Turkey dispute over Russian defenses

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Viral video shows man dumping bucket of water on homeless woman from San Francisco rooftop

Viral video shows man dumping bucket of water on homeless woman from San Francisco rooftopThe San Francisco Police Department classifies the attack as a misdemeanor battery, and will investigate if the victim comes forward.


On Watch in the Arabian Gulf: What the U.S. Navy Faces Against Iran

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The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7

The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead. Twenty-three-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy pleaded not guilty Tuesday to seven counts of negligent homicide and was ordered to remain in preventive detention in New Hampshire, with a judge saying his driving record poses a potential danger to the public and himself.


GOP Rep: Trump Hatred Could Be Driving Reports of Awful Conditions at Detention Centers

GOP Rep: Trump Hatred Could Be Driving Reports of Awful Conditions at Detention CentersMSNBCAmid reports of migrant children suffering in inhumane and squalid conditions at Texas border detention centers, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) suggested on Monday night the reports could be untrue because of the hatred many feel for the president.Appearing on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, the Texas lawmaker was asked by host Chris Hayes whether he agreed that “these kinds of conditions are appalling and unacceptable,” something Burgess was unwilling to fully concede.Noting that “it’s always been tough” at a number of facilities at the border, Burgess went on to describe the Custom and Border Patrol agents as heroes, insisting that they don’t get enough credit for the humane work they do. Hayes, meanwhile, pressed the congressman to address the conditions at the facilities, specifically at the center in Clint, Texas, where hundreds of young migrants were reportedly detained in a “chaotic scene of sickness and filth.” Following the reports of overcrowding and inadequate food and sanitation, all but 30 children were removed from the center.Burgess, however, asserted that he hadn’t seen anything like that at the centers he’d visited, causing Hayes to ask if Burgess thought reporters and lawyers were “making it up.” Once again, the Republican lawmaker insisted that wasn’t what he’d seen, noting that he hadn’t been to the Clint facility.“You think this is fictional?!” Hayes exclaimed.“I don’t know if it’s hyperbole,” Burgess replied. “I know that the hatred for this president is so intense, people are liable to say anything. I got to go look for myself and see for myself.”Moments later, Hayes confronted Burgess over reports that children in the facilities had “lice crawling through their heads,” causing the congressman to claim that the kids “arrive with the lice.”“You don’t know that,” the MSNBC host exploded. “You do not know that!”“I do,” Burgess stated.Hayes pushed back and pointed to reports that children in the Clint facility had contracted the flu there, leading Burgess to bring up another facility altogether.“That is not true. When I was down in McAllen—” Burgess said, prompting Hayes to fire back that they were talking about Clint and the lawmaker had admitted he hadn’t been there.“I just talked to the lawyer who was just in Clint, Texas,” the All In host exclaimed. “You just told me you’re not in Clint, Texas. You don’t know what they got.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.