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Malaysia Seizes Najib’s Trove of 350 Containers of Cash, Handbags and Jewelry
Raids on the former prime minister’s residences netted 72 suitcases of cash, jewels and other valuables, as well as 284 boxes of handbags, the police said.
Now Even Japan Is Pushing Back Against Trump’s Tariffs
Japan is considering filing a complaint with the W.T.O. against the United States for tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a sign it could be readying for a trade war.
Millions of U.S. drivers may have lost licenses over traffic debt
More than 7 million people nationwide may have had their driver’s licenses suspended for failure to pay court or administrative debt, a practice that advocates say unfairly punishes the poor, a Washington Post analysis found.
Giro d'Italia: Simon Yates extends lead with fine solo win on stage 15
Britain's Simon Yates rides to a brilliant solo win on stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia to extend his overall lead.
US and China halt imposing import tariffs
No specific numbers are given, but the deal appears to have ended the imminent threat of a trade war.
Tepid turnout as Maduro seeks re-election in condemned Venezuela vote
CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was seeking a six-year term on Sunday in a poorly attended vote that was condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions.
Brexit: MP Barry Gardiner pressed on 'playing up' remark
Emma Barnett asked the Labour MP if he stands by remarks that people are playing 'up the issue of the Irish border'.
French film director Luc Besson accused of rape
A rape investigation has been launched against French film director Luc Besson, according to the Paris Prosecutor's office.
Royal wedding 2018: Lip-reader on what Meghan and Harry said
We asked lip-reader Tina Lannin what she thinks the couple really said at the wedding.
Chelsea owner Abramovich experiences UK visa renewal 'delay'
A source close to the Chelsea owner says the renewal process is taking "a little longer than usual".
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Parents step up fight against Kent schools chief
The Kent School Board says it will conduct a formal inquiry following a complaint filed by a parent calling for an investigation into Superintendent Calvin Watts’ “potential conflicts of interest.” An online petition calling for Watts’ resignation has 576 signatures.
Black students’ four-hour sit-in in 1968 led to big UW changes
Fifty years ago, black students at the University of Washington staged a sit-in to push the university to better serve its minority of students — a bold move that led to major changes at the school.
Washington’s hidden Glacier Peak volcano is among the most dangerous
Glacier Peak in Snohomish County has unleased eruptions five times bigger than Mount St. Helens’ stupendous blast 38 years ago this month.
Rural Hawaii communities face various volcano threats
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — In the weeks since Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano began erupting, dozens of homes have burned from oozing lava, people have fled their homes and plumes of steam from the summit have shot skyward, prompting officials to distribute face masks to protect against ash particles. Lava fl...
Insurer balks at paying for ER visits for certain ailments
Anthem denied thousands of claims last year under its “avoidable ER program,” which reviews claims based on the final diagnosis of patients.
Would making drug ads reveal cost really bring down prices?
What the Trump administration presents as a simple matter of transparency has raised a torrent of questions: Would it be legal? How would it work? Would it drive down drug prices?
Western State patient releases can be delayed years for lack of outside beds
Not enough beds in community-based facilities means longer stays at Western State Hospital, where the median time spent on the discharge list at Western State Hospital is 104 days. Some people have waited years, even decades after the hospital says they are ready to go.
How your U.S. lawmaker voted
Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending May 18.
Norovirus sickens 56 at 4 Seattle-area restaurants
An outbreak of norovirus affected 56 people who had eaten or worked at four area restaurants. No one was hospitalized. The establishments were ordered to clean and disinfect.
1 bicyclist dead, 1 hurt in cougar attack near Snoqualmie
The first victim saw his friend being pulled by the cougar. He got on his bike and pedaled away to reach cellphone service and call 911.
Braves release Bautista month after adding him
Jose Bautista was released by the Braves on Sunday, just over a month after he signed with the team after remaining unsigned as a free agent for the entire offeseason.
Why Vegas should be Canada's team
With a Canadian-heavy roster and their style of play, the Golden Knights -- not the Winnipeg Jets -- should be Canada's rooting interest.
Cheryl Reeve has strategy to prolong run for aging Lynx
Cheryl Reeve, who assures her trio of aging stars they'll never be traded, shares why she doesn't rely on the draft to maintain Minnesota's dynasty.
Addison Russell stays focused as Manny Machado rumors swirl
The Cubs could take their chances with a Machado trade, but their shortstop is working on delivering a big bounce-back at the plate.
Olney: Hitters who can't beat the heat getting left behind
With pitchers throwing harder than ever, veterans such as Paul Goldschmidt are struggling to adapt and survive at the plate.
Fantasy baseball waiver wire: Nationals surprisingly promote phenom Juan Soto
Teen phenom gets the call to fill Washington's injury-depleted outfield; when might we see Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the majors?
Sante Fe baseball playoff game helps begin healing process after shooting
Santa Fe community finds normalcy at first sporting event since shooting.
NASCAR All-Star race experimentation receives mostly high marks
The NASCAR All-Star race produced plenty of excitement, as well as experimentation that could have a long-term impact on the sport -- if all parties are patient.
Lowe: How Harden and the Rockets keep hunting Curry
What will decide Rockets-Warriors? Steph Curry's defense and the Warriors finding their mojo on offense are two big things to watch.
How the Rockets forced the Warriors out of their offensive comfort zone this conference finals
The Warriors' offense has actually resembled the Rockets' style more than their own throughout the first two games of the Western Conference finals.
N.I.H. Halts Enrollment in a Study of Drinking Now Under Scrutiny
Following reports in The Times that investigators and officials had solicited funding for the trial from the alcohol industry, the N.I.H. has launched two internal investigations.
Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said.
Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday -health ministry
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said on Sunday.
Christianity and depression: It's complicated
25 people hospitalized in New York from what police suspect was synthetic marijuana
Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'
The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy.
Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?
Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health?
Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'
A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.
In Congo city where Ebola resides, fear but not panic
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - In the city of Mbandaka in northwest Congo, Mbombo Roge does not shake hands with friends anymore: Ebola changed all that.
As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘Avoidable’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back
Guessing wrong on when a condition is a life-threatening medical emergency could mean a large bill. Or worse.
Researchers use deep-diving seals to track melting ice sheets in Antarctica
Hefty elephant seals regularly dive more than 2,500 feet underwater, holding their breath for 30 minutes while swimming in the dark, frigid ocean depths. This remarkable ability makes these mammals well-suited to collect critical data about deep, warming ocean waters that scientists believe could...
7 deals for Sunday: $21 wireless headphones, $100 off Apple Watch Series 1 - CNET
Here are a few of the top tech deals we think are worth checking out this weekend.
This $27 battery case fixes the Amazon Echo Dot's biggest flaw
We’re willing to bet that many people who purchased the Echo Dot — Amazon’s adorable hockey puck of a personal assistant — did so under the assumption that they’d be able to take it anywhere. It’s so small, so why not move it around the house or put it in your pocket and bring it outside, right? ...
Tina Fey reprises her hilarious Sarah Palin impression on 'SNL'
Whatever you may remember about Sarah Palin, things look pretty different in politics now than they did when she was on the Republican ticket as John McCain's running mate. Tina Fey reprised her legendary Palin impression while hosting Saturday Night Live's season finale on May 19, leading the g...
No Fossil Fuel-Based Generation Was Added To US Grid Last Month
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In the U.S., two types of electricity generation are on the rise: natural gas and renewables. If one of those is set to make a bigger mark than the other this year, it's natural gas: in 2018, natural gas-burning capacity is expected to outpac...
Female friendship has an edge (and Nicki Minaj) in cut 'SNL' song
Female friendship is a delicate wonder – just ask the women of SNL's cut "Female Friendship" sketch from the Tina Fey-hosted season finale on May 19. Fey, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon are just a few girlfriends at a bar, but make no mistake – they'll carve up your life to defend their friends. ...
'SNL' sketch explains why Tina Fey isn't in the 'Mean Girls' musical
Mean Girls is a musical now, but fans of the movie keep asking: Why isn't Tina Fey in the musical? The SNL season finale, hosted by Fey, answers that question – and her absence seems to be for the best. SEE ALSO: 'Mean Girls' on Broadway is so fetch The sketch – filmed away from the SNL studio – ...
Why do computers in movies still make super annoying sounds?
Computers seriously need to stop making cheesy noises in movies. You know what I'm talking about: the bleeps, the bloops, the loading bars screech, the text scroll chirp. It needs to end. In the 1980s, and even in the early 1990s, few really knew what a computer was. Sure, everyone had sort of an...
Royal Wedding gets a royally awkward wedding video on 'Saturday Night Live'
The Royal Wedding may be over, but the latest Saturday Night Live delivered a peek at the reception in the form of an awkward wedding video. Prince Harry (Mikey Day) walks us from guest to guest , which amounts to a who's who of U.K. royalty and celebrities rubbing elbows with Meghan Markle's fam...
Best mobile games of 2018 - CNET
Looking for a new game to play on your phone or tablet? Here are our picks of the best mobile games.
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