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Empowerment rules at MTV awards, with win for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:07pm
Superhero blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame" was the top winner at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Monday in a show marked by messages of empowerment and self-esteem.

Britain's Hammond 'prepared to resign' over May's spending plans: ITV, citing PA

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:59pm
British finance minister Philip Hammond is "prepared to resign" over Prime Minister Theresa May's legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the Press Association.

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights chief's visit

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:41pm
Venezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his parliamentary immunity, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said on Twitter.

Trump ex-aide Manafort moved to Manhattan, arraignment seen near: source

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:23pm
Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, was transferred to a detention facility in Manhattan on Monday ahead of an expected arraignment on state charges in New York, a person familiar with the matter said.

Senator Rubio targets Huawei over patents

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:08pm
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio filed legislation on Monday that would prevent Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts, after the Chinese firm demanded that Verizon Communications Inc pay $1 billion to license the rights to patented technology.

U.S. court voids $65 million settlement tied to Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:08pm
A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a settlement requiring insurers to pay $65 million to a court-appointed receiver for companies once run by Allen Stanford, the Texas financier serving a 110-year prison term for running a large Ponzi scheme.

Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse precedents

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:07pm
Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his fellow justices could result in more past decisions being overruled, perhaps including the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:06pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Toronto Raptors two-million strong NBA victory bash marred by shooting

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:05pm
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and some 2 million other fans cheered the NBA champion Toronto Raptors on Monday in a victory celebration that united the nation, but the party was marred by a shooting that seriously wounded two people.

Warriors congratulate NBA champion Raptors in Toronto newspaper ad

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:05pm
The Golden State Warriors took out a full-page advert in the Toronto Star on Monday to congratulate a Toronto Raptors team that stopped them claiming a third consecutive NBA championship.

Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 8:59pm
President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East - sources

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:43pm
The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

U.S. military releases new images from oil tanker attacks

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:42pm
The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from a Japanese-owned tanker that was attacked on June 13 in the Gulf of Oman, as Washington blames Tehran for the attack.

Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:28pm
Overcrowding. Violence. Infectious diseases. Environmental degradation. It may sound like the worst of modern mega-cities.

Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mursi dies after collapsing in court

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:25pm
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt's modern history, died on Monday from a heart attack after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities and a medical source said.

Islamist Mursi briefly made history as Egypt's first democratically elected president

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:25pm
When Mohamed Mursi, a leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, broke out of jail during the final days of Hosni Mubarak's presidency in 2011, he little imagined that the following year he would be president and, another year on, behind bars again.

Death toll from China quakes rises to 11

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:16pm
The death toll from two strong earthquakes in China rose to 11 on Tuesday, with 122 people injured, state media said, adding that rescuers pulled some survivors from rubble in a part of the country that often suffers strong tremors.

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 6:48pm
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran.

Wall St. moves higher; Fed policy meeting eyed

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:11am
Wall Street's main indexes climbed higher on Monday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq leading the pack, as investors awaited a crucial Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to lay the groundwork for an interest rate cut later this year.

U.S. chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:08am
Huawei's American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said.