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Japan Earthquake Kills at Least 3 Near Osaka, Injuring Hundreds More
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the 6.1-magnitude quake was recorded Monday morning north of Osaka.
Israel Charges a Former Minister With Spying for Iran
Iranian intelligence recruited the former minister in Africa, the Israeli authorities said. He already had a shady past as a convicted drug dealer.
As outrage grows over children, White House defends immigration policy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages.
Clapper: 'Harder and harder to believe' Trump didn't know about campaign contacts with Russians
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said it is "difficult for me to believe" that President Donald Trump did not know about any of the contacts between his campaign and Russians that took place over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Tiffany Haddish's best lines at the MTV Movie & TV Awards
Tiffany Haddish doesn't dance now, she makes money movies.
Tesla spontaneously catches fire with no crash
The Tesla Model S spontaneously caught fire on a California street, Mary McCormack Tweeted Friday night.
Sen. Jeff Merkley: DHS chief Nielsen should 'absolutely, 100%' resign
Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley called for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign Monday after accusing her of telling "a lot of whoppers" at a contentious White House press briefing where she defended the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at t...
North Korea freight plane used during Kim-Trump summit lands in Beijing: Kyodo
BEIJING (Reuters) - A North Korean freight plane has landed in Beijing, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday, amid reports that leader Kim Jong Un may soon visit China for the third time this year.
5 ways Kirstjen Nielsen's press conference on family separation was a total disaster
Faced with a burgeoning political, policy and human rights crisis on the country's southern border, the White House turned to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to quiet the firestorm.
White House says family separations at the border are a 'binary choice,' but stats say otherwise
White House legislative director Marc Short on Monday defended the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal border crossings, which has led to children being separated from their parents.
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Set sail for Elliott Bay Marina’s Downtown Sailing Series
All sailboats are invited to the Elliott Bay Marina's Downtown Sailing Series.
More outbreaks of foodborne illnesses: Here’s what you need to know
As spring’s E. coli and salmonella outbreaks faded after causing, respectively, five deaths and a record recall, news of three more foodborne illness outbreaks within a week hit consumers.
City Light, Seattle Fire Department partner to combat stubborn electrical-vault fires
The partnership is the first of its kind in the nation to take a unified approach between a fire department and utility to fight vault fires.
Police: Gunman stole ammunition at Tumwater Walmart, was followed and killed by armed shopper
Tumwater police provided additional details Monday about the chaotic scene that unfolded at a Walmart Supercenter on Sunday evening after a gunman had reportedly attempted several carjackings and shot a driver.
Several private schools in the D.C. area are scrapping Advanced Placement classes
The seven schools drew attention to a quiet pushback against Advanced Placement in certain quarters of the education world even as the program has gained enormous influence in American high schools as a nationally recognized credential and a steppingstone to college.
Man gets 40 years to life for rape, killing 6-year-old girl
A Bremerton man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for the rape and killing of a 6-year-old girl
Grants Pass man, 39, drowns in Rogue River
Authorities say a 39-year-old man from Grants Pass drowned in the Rogue River
Wendy’s Employee Finds Live Mouse In Bag Of Burger Buns
An employee at an Oklahoma Wendy's franchise posted a video to Facebook of a live mouse inside a bag of burger buns.
Some Oregon forest trails remain closed long after 2017 wildfire
Some trails in Oregon's Willamette National Forest remain closed due to damage from a wildfire that ripped through the area last year
NFL Stadiums To Have Fully Digital Ticket Systems In 2018-19 Season
Paper tickets will soon be supplanted by digital tickets, as the NFL and Ticketmaster plan to use a fully digital system for 2018-19 season.
Miss. St-UNC CWS game postponed to Tuesday
After bad weather delayed Monday's earlier College World Series games, Mississippi State and North Carolina's Game 6 match has been postponed to Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET.
FIFA World Cup: Schedule, TV time and storylines for Tuesday, June 19
The final group to play its first games -- Group H -- finally gets its worldwide showcase at the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday. The playing status of two key star players, James Rodriguez of Colombia and Mohamed Salah of Egypt, is in doubt.
GGG: Canelo bout about 'principle,' not money
Gennady Golovkin said Monday he is happy with the pay arrangement for his September rematch against Canelo Alvarez, but added that the bout was more about "the principle of the matter" than the money.
Cubs INF Baez out of starting lineup due to swollen elbow
Cubs INF Javier Baez out of starting lineup due to swollen elbow
Despair at the 2018 World Cup
Scioscia: Angels "very optimistic" about Ohtani's recovery
Shohei Ohtani's sprained elbow ligament will be re-evaluated within the next three weeks
Nationals acquire closer Herrera from Royals
The Nationals have acquired Royals star reliever Kelvin Herrera in exchange for three prospects.
Dodgers LHP Kershaw eyes return after throwing sim game
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw eyes return after throwing simulated game
Nationals acquire two-time All-Star closer Kelvin Herrera from Royals
Sporting a 1.05 ERA and 14 saves, two-time All-Star Kelvin Herrera will add depth to the Washington Nationals' bullpen as he moves over from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for prospects.
Nats get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 minor leaguers
Right-hander Kelvin Herrera has been acquired by the Washington Nationals from the Kansas City Royals for three minor leaguers
A Troubling Prognosis for Migrant Children in Detention: ‘The Earlier They’re Out, the Better’
The longer children remain in institutional settings, the greater their risk of depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems.
New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement
A broad turnaround on the issue by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo could pave the way for New York to join a roster of states that have already legalized the drug, including California and Colorado.
‘Incredibles 2’ Moviegoers Warned About Possible Seizures
Theaters are posting notices that flashing lights in the hit Disney Pixar movie could cause seizures in some people with epilepsy.
Wales 'behind' in technology to detect prostate cancer
The mpMRI scan is currently available in just three out of seven Welsh health boards.
Emotional eating 'learned by children not inherited'
Genes are significant in most eating behaviours but not emotional under- or overeating, say experts.
Global Health: Nearly Eradicated in Humans, the Guinea Worm Finds New Victims: Dogs
For 30 years, scientists have fought to eliminate a horrifying parasite. Suddenly, it has begun infecting dogs in Chad, threatening to undo decades of progress.
Global Health: The Man Who (Almost) Wiped Out the Guinea Worms
Dr. Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben has saved tens of millions of people from painful parasitic infections.
Marriage tied to lower risk of fatal heart attacks and strokes
(Reuters Health) - People who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren't, a research review suggests.
Parents say teens' time alone with pediatricians is important
(Reuters Health) - Most parents believe their adolescents should spend time alone with the pediatrician during routine visits to talk about any concerns or questions, according to a new study.
Opioid addiction drugs severely underutilized, study finds
A study finds that despite the ability of medication-assisted treatment drugs like methadone and buprenorphine to save the lives of people who've overdosed on opioids, they continue to be underutilized.
Amazon Prime launches in another country, at half the price of the U.S.
It took a long time for Australians to get Amazon, and even longer to get Prime. The membership program is finally available in the country, offering free delivery on products as well as access to Prime Video and other services like Twitch Prime and Prime Reading. SEE ALSO: Amazon's DeepLens is o...
Ex-CIA employee charged in leak of classified hacking tools - CNET
Joshua Adam Schulte accused of leaking sensitive information to WikiLeaks.
Senate Votes To Reinstate ZTE Ban That's Nearly Shut Down the Company
The U.S. Senate has voted to reinstate a ban on ZTE that prevents the Chinese telecom company from buying U.S. components and using U.S. software. As The Verge notes, "it's still not clear if the reversal will make it into law: it has to clear a conference with the House, and then avoid a veto fr...
HPE: Only 5% of our kit is sold as-a-service. So now we're really getting our aaS in gear
Look at these GreenLake bundles. PS: Don't just look Just a single digit percentage of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s annual sales come from stuff sold as-a-service – that is, products you pay for depending on how much you use them.…
It's time for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 to die (die, die)
IETF floats formal deprecation suggestion, even for failback As TLS 1.3 inches towards publication into the Internet Engineering Task Force's RFC series, it's a surprise to realise that there are still lingering instances of TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1.…
The Supreme Court Will Decide If Apple's App Store Is a Monopoly
The Supreme Court will review a 2011 class-action lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of operating an illegal monopoly by not allowing iPhone users to download mobile apps outside of its own App Store, reducing consumer choice. The case, being referred to as Apple Inc. v. Pepper., could h...
How to stop feeling helpless when you hear about immigrant children taken from their parents
I held my tears back upon reading about Marco Antonio Muñoz, a Honduran father who killed himself after being separated from his 3-year-old son. I choked on them again when I learned of Elsa Johana Ortiz Enriquez's plight: She brought her 8-year-old son across the American border in May only to b...
Facebook, Apple and Microsoft among tech companies continuing to criticize Trump - CNET
Silicon Valley CEOs move past cybersecurity and taxes to comment on social issues like gay rights and immigration.
Uber tests out new feature letting people wait for cheaper rides - Roadshow
The feature is currently being tested on Uber employees in San Francisco and Los Angeles, but may be rolling out to consumers soon.
iOS 12 Will Automatically Share Your iPhone Location With 911 Centers
Apple has revealed a new feature that's coming to the next version of iOS. With iOS 12, iPhone owners will be able to automatically share their location data when they dial 911. PhoneDog reports: Apple explains that it'll use RapidSOS's IP-based data pipeline to securely share an iPhone owner's H...
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