A 31-year-old man died in the Dominican Republic, reportedly after drinking a soda that tasted offMon, 15 Jul 2019 13:43 | INSIDER
Tracy Jerome Jester, 31, died on the island on March 17. The official cause of death was "respiratory illness."
Reaction to Trump telling liberal lawmakers to leave USSun, 14 Jul 2019 18:47 | Associated Press
President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a group of non-white Democratic congresswomen in tweets and said they should leave the U.S. and go back to the countries "from which they came." The four women are American citizens and all but one was born in the U.S. "Mr. President, As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States. ... You are stoking white nationalism bc you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda." — Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Twitter.
Italy seizes air-to-air missile, guns in raids on neo-NazisMon, 15 Jul 2019 12:04 | Reuters
Italian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers, they said on Monday. Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had fought alongside Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, a police statement said. During their raids, police discovered a French-made Matra air-to-air missile that appeared to have once belonged to the Qatar armed forces.
Land crabs infest Florida man's house after heavy rainfallMon, 15 Jul 2019 15:11 | The Independent
A man in Florida recently received hundreds of crabs as unexpected house guests.Heavy rain fall in south Florida forced hundreds of land crabs, which burrow underground, out of their holes and into the property of Dan Skowronski, a resident of of Port St Lucie. In a video shared to Facebook, the Florida man witnessed the home invasion with a surprising calm.“They must have got rained out of their holes,” he said while filming the crabs, which were scurrying all over his house and property. “All land crabs. Their homes got wiped out by the rain, and they’re all over.”“They’re more scared of me than I am of them,” he said, adding that “sometimes it happens once a year”.Florida saw heavy rainfall as Hurricane Barry geared up in the Gulf Coast throughout last week, before making landfall in Louisiana on Saturday. The storm left heavy flooding throughout New Orleans, but was downgraded to a tropical storm upon hitting the city, and did less damage than anticipated. Still, much of the city experienced rampant flooding, which is expected to continue and spread this week.In the Florida panhandle, far north above the crab invasion, the storm stirred up a mass influx of jellyfish, washing up on the sand as the water picked up into dangerous riptides. Public beaches were closed to swimmers while the fish and waves persisted.WPTV reports that the crabs in South Florida were gone by Friday.
Boy slips through Heathrow security to board British Airways flight to Los AngelesSun, 14 Jul 2019 18:09 | The Telegraph
Police at Heathrow Airport are investigating how a 12-year-old boy slipped through security and managed to board a British Airways flight to Los Angeles without a ticket or boarding pass. The unaccompanied child, who had no travel documents, mingled with passengers getting on the flight and was only spotted when cabin crew asked to see his boarding pass in order to direct him to his seat. The mystery youngster, who is thought to be Dutch, was not travelling with his parents, and refused to cooperate with cabin crew when he was challenged. Fellow passengers said he refused to leave the aircraft and was eventually removed by police officers who boarded to assist aircrew. As a result of the security lapse, the aircraft had to be cleared and all the passengers were forced to undergo a second security check, delaying the flight by more than four hours. The mystery youngster, who is thought to be Dutch, was not travelling with his parents, and refused to cooperate with cabin crew when he was challenged Credit: AP Photo/Alastair Grant Detectives were working to establish where the boy was originally from and how he had managed to pass through strict security cordons, without being spotted. One theory is that he was a transit passenger who had arrived at Heathrow with a ticket to an onward destination, but had then attempted to see if he how far he could get with our being challenged as part of an elaborate dare. The lapse also raises concerns over the effectiveness of security checks at Britain’s busiest airport, although a spokesman for British Airways insisted the boy had been through the same controls as all other passengers. The spokesman said: “We have apologised to our customers for the delay to their flight after an issue during boarding. “The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority and everyone who had boarded the aircraft had been subject to security checks. “We conducted additional precautionary screening as soon as this issue came to light and we are assisting the police with their enquiries.” Rachel Richardson, who was heading to Los Angeles on a business trip, described chaotic scenes as airline staff tried to deal with the situation. She said: “The boy would not speak to the cabin crew and they were asking if anybody spoke Dutch. He would not help them understand where his bags were so the whole aircraft had to be cleared which meant we were almost more than four hours delayed taking off. It was very frustrating.” A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “A 12-year-old boy boarded a BA flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles at around 17:15hrs on 14 July. “He was identified by cabin crew during pre-flight check. He did not have a ticket or any travel documents. "The boy was an unaccompanied minor. He is not a UK national. As a security precaution, passenger de-planed following a discussion between police and the captain. “The child is believed to have arrived at Heathrow as a transit passenger.” A Heathrow spokesperson said: “We are working with our police colleagues and British Airways to understand how an unauthorised passenger boarded the incorrect aircraft. The individual did not represent a security risk and, purely as a precaution, the aircraft in question was re-screened and has since departed. We apologise for the disruption and will continue working closely with the authorities and our airline partners to keep the airport safe.”
Beto O'Rourke says he is descended from slave owners, supports reparations to unite 'two Americas'Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:08 | USA TODAY
The Democratic presidential hopeful from Texas published a blog post in which he discussed his family's history and his support for reparations.
Bernie Sanders says Joe Biden is doing what 'Republicans do' when it comes to his healthcare planMon, 15 Jul 2019 14:01 | Business Insider
Biden said Sanders' "Medicaid for All" plan would cost $3 trillion. Then Sanders called Biden's plan to expand Obamacare a Republican one.
Macron Doubles Down on Demand for EU Reform Before New ExpansionMon, 15 Jul 2019 13:51 | Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- French President Emmanuel Macron stuck to his demand for deep reforms in the European Union before it accepts new members, telling biggest candidate Serbia that premature entry would benefit no one.Leaders across the Balkans have expressed frustration at what they say is stalling by the EU over when they can become part of the world’s biggest trading bloc. While most member are wary of taking in new members, Balkan leaders are struggling to explain the delay to their 18 million citizens who see entry as a guarantee toward higher pay and less corruption.Concerns flared two weeks ago when, after a marathon session of wrangling over who will take the EU’s top jobs, Macron said there would be no further enlargement unless “deep reform” of the EU happens first. During a visit to Serbia Monday, where he met President Aleksandar Vucic, Macron again said that “Serbia is destined to join” but that expanding the bloc without changing the way it makes decisions would cause problems for everyone.“Entering too quickly wouldn’t be good for Serbia, nor would it be for the EU,” Macron said, adding that even setting an entry timetable could backfire. “We must not lock ourselves in to a calaendar with a date, because if we fail it would be seen as a failure.”The last country to become an EU member was Croatia, in 2013. Outgoing Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the earliest that any of the six remaining aspirants would be able to join is around 2025.For Serbia, the biggest hurdle is resolving relations with Kosovo. Backed by Russia and China, it refuses to recognize its neighbor’s unilaterally declared independence since 2008 and has blocked its efforts to join the United Nations and other international organizations.EU-mediated talks between Serbia and Kosovo all but collapsed last year when the latter imposed punitive 100% tax on products from Serbia and from Bosnia-Herzegovina, retaliating for Serb lobbying against its international recognition. Kosovo has ignored calls from EU states to lift the barrier.Vucic said he expected France’s help “in the search for a compromise.” He also said that Serbia embraced the changes that it had committed to as part of EU entry.“For us, it’s important to reform ourselves, to do our part of the work, for the sake of our people to do good and that our economy makes progress.”Macron’s visit followed France-based Vinci Airports venture into Serbia with a 25-year concession for Aerodrom Nikola Tesla, while a unit of Suez Groupe SAS won an equally long contract in Belgrade, the capital. Alstom SA is also vying to build a subway in Belgrade, where the two first lines may cost $4.5 billion.To contact the reporters on this story: Misha Savic in Belgrade at email@example.com;Gordana Filipovic in Belgrade at firstname.lastname@example.org;Helene Fouquet in Paris at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Irina Vilcu at firstname.lastname@example.org, ;Andrea Dudik at email@example.com, Michael WinfreyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
This crazy Samsung design with a pull-out screen might hint at a big overhaul for the Galaxy S11Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:35 | BGR News
Samsung is on the cusp of several major announcements at the moment, including the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 10 series set for next month at the Unpacked event as well as the new release date supposedly coming any day now for the company's second try at a foldable phone. Early next year, meanwhile, we'll see the next high-end Galaxy phone, the Galaxy S11, about which the rumor mill is already starting to crank out intriguing tidbits. There's been some chatter that the handset may get an all-new design in a break from previous iterations in the series -- and now, a new Samsung patent that's been spotted could offer an additional hint at what's to come.Samsung is constantly generating a slew of patents showing off all manner of proposed future handset designs -- some incremental, while others seem pretty strange and downright bizarre. Sort of the tech industry version of one of those fashion shows where you see models strutting down the catwalk in designs you know that normal people would absolutely never touch. We've reported on a number of the company's creations along these lines, which have teased foldable phones and phones with expandable screens and so much more. This time around, though, the design that's been laid out looks like something more in the realm of practicality and may even hint at a direction the company's Galaxy S11 series could go in.What Samsung is proposing in a newly published patent from the Korean Intellectual Property Office (h/t to Dutch tech news site LetsGoDigital) is a handset with an extendable display that pulls out from one side, increasing the overall effective display surface area by about 50%. You can see a 3D rendering the Dutch site prepared based on the patent documentation below:Other details:The patent documentation also makes clear this proposed handset would have a punch-hole camera positioned in the middle of the front display. As is also rumored to be the case with the Note 10, this would be a continuation of Samsung moving to this new camera setup that, among other things, allows for thinner bezels at the top of the display. The camera on the back, meanwhile, is positioned in the top right corner of this new proposed device.Samsung is increasingly releasing a growing selection of variations for its top handset models, like it did with the release of the S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G. You can almost see this new design being a possibility as one of several new Galaxy S11 designs -- though the Note handsets are known, among other things, for large displays, so you could arguably make the same case for inclusion in the Note 11 family.Regardless, it should be clear by now that the failure back in April of the company's Galaxy Fold that was rushed to market before being pulled back hasn't hampered the company's appetite for trying new things, embarrassing though that high-profile failure was. It will be interesting to see if the company has learned its lessons from the Fold debacle -- and, more important, how it incorporates those lessons into new experiments (like this new design, perhaps) going forward.
How To Sneak Pumpkin Into All Of Your Favorite Pasta Dishes This FallMon, 15 Jul 2019 17:58 | Delish
Ocasio-Cortez reminds Trump, 'I come from the United States' after the president suggests congresswomen of color should 'go back' homeSun, 14 Jul 2019 14:24 | Yahoo News
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at President Trump, who tweeted that she and three other congresswomen of color should “go back” to their “broken and crime infested” countries, pointing out that she was born in the United States.
Police officer who killed Ethiopian-Israeli released on bailMon, 15 Jul 2019 10:03 | AFP
A police officer who shot dead a 19-year-old Ethiopian-Israeli, sparking nationwide protests, was freed on bail from house arrest on Monday, Israel's justice ministry said. The officer, who was off-duty and said he felt his life was in danger at the time of the June 30 shooting, will be subject to a series of restrictions while the investigation continues. The bail amount was not made public by the ministry following the closed-door court hearing over the shooting of Solomon Teka in Kiryat Haim near the northern port city of Haifa.
South Korea calls Japan reports of North Korea sanctions breach 'grave challenge'Mon, 15 Jul 2019 02:58 | Reuters
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday Japan's reported accusations that South Korea had exported banned goods to North Korea posed a "grave challenge" amid a growing dispute over Japanese export curbs. Japan has tightened restrictions on the export of three materials used in high-tech equipment, citing "inadequate management" of sensitive items exported to South Korea. Japanese officials have cited "inadequate management" of sensitive items exported to South Korea as a reason behind the curbs, as well as lack of information sharing on export controls.
Man 'shot polar bear and left its body outside his home for five months'Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:29 | The Independent
A man has been charged with killing a polar bear and leaving the body to rot outside his home in Alaska for five months.Christopher Gordon, 35, allegedly shot the animal dead when it ventured into his front yard to try and eat some butchered whale meat.He then failed to report the polar bear carcass or attempt to “harvest” it for food between December 2018 and May this year.Gordon also allowed the bear to be covered with snow, which resulted in one of its legs being ripped off by a passing snowplough.Finally, on 22 May, he burned the carcass at the village dump in Kaktovik.He is now facing up to one year in prison and a $100,000 (£80,000) fine if convicted of the federal crime of “knowingly taking a polar bear in a manner unlawful under the Marine Mammal Protection Act”.Prosecutors say that the killing of the bear was not done in legal self defence and that he “left the harvestable remains to waste”.“Gordon allegedly left butchered whale meat outside in front of his yard of his residence for a substantial period of time, which attracted polar bear, as well as other animals to his front yard,” said federal prosecutor Ryan Tansey.“He then allegedly shot and killed the polar bear because it was trying to eat the improperly stored whale meat.”Gordon has also been charged with the state offence of wasteful taking of a marine animal.The investigation was carried out by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.Gordon declined to comment about the case and is scheduled to appear in court in Fairbanks in August.Kaktovik, with a population of just over 250, has experienced increasing encroachment by polar bears in recent years due to the disappearing Arctic sea ice.As a result it has become a popular tourist destination, with more than 2,000 people visiting the village during 2017.“These bears are getting used to people,” said council member Mike Gallagher. ”They’re domesticated.”Additional reporting by Associated Press
Aries Horoscope for Monday, July 15, 2019
Catch up on bill paying, correspondence, reading and such. You might have overlooked something vital in your rush to get ahead. Backtrack! Now that you`re a winner, be sure to remember the `little people` who helped you achieve your mighty stature. Coaches and star players know how to make everyone on the team feel valuable. The field is wide open to all, so don`t let your guard down. You may be in the spotlight now, but remember that old chestnut about the nature of fame. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Expect delays and interruptions; they won`t be critical, but can make you fidgety and out of sorts for part of the day. In order to have a high point, there must also be a low to compare it to. Right now your experiences are about much more than just swaggering between conquests or bouncing from one crisis to the next. Find your quiet space and build a nest in it. Avoid taking unnecessary risks, especially where your finances are concerned. Tonight romance can be fun.
Tossing and turning in your sleep last night could have you on edge. Stretch out in a lounge chair and relax for a while. It`s therapeutic. When it comes to situations involving luck, the window of opportunity is very small. You might have waited a moment too long to benefit from a hunch. If you want to stay involved, you`ll need to follow for a while before trying to lead again. See what you can learn from someone who`s already been in your position. A compromise might be the best option tonight.
Don`t believe everything you read or hear. You might easily be misled by someone who has an ax to grind. A sudden surprise from you or someone else catches everyone off guard at some point in the day. Right now, the last thing you need right now is another episode of melodrama. Try every stress reduction technique in the book until you find one that works. Remember to take deep breaths to avoid hyperventilating.. It will all be over before you know it.
Stall for time; at least there won`t be regrets if you are willing to learn from past experiences and mistakes. People love a person who can make them laugh. Keep your audience in mind when telling jokes, however you don`t want to offend anyone! This is an excellent time for taking a risk that you might not usually consider. Your luck is sure to take you far, but remember that there is still an element of danger to whatever you choose.
Not everything will go as planned, but 50% isn`t bad! You can find enjoyment in simple pleasures involving loved ones. You might still be able to see the floor through the piles of clothes, besides; you`ve already had your share of fun. The sooner you get through all this, the more time you`ll have for activities with greater appeal. If you`re lucky, you might be able to talk a roommate or family member into helping you with some of the dirty work.
Last night`s affair might have you feeling a bit ragged around the edges this morning. Not to worry-energy levels improve as the day progresses. The future is not perfect but it`s getting closer all the time. Since you don`t have the benefit knowing the future you are just going to have to be patient. You`re confident that you can handle whatever comes your way, but it doesn`t hurt to be prepared. If you`re in a relationship, remember to consult your partner before making the final decision.
A break with the past looms on the horizon. This might be a blessing in disguise if you take advantage of new opportunities. Go for broke! The sooner that you realize that the human condition is a mixed salad of blessings and quirks, the better. Keep in mind that just because people aren`t exactly like you don`t mean that they are wrong. The Stars lend their wisdom and age to the debate about what`s truly necessary. If you don`t have anything nice to say, keep it to yourself.
Past and future clash rather harshly. Don`t be intimidated when someone says, "You can`t." it`s up to you to prove that you can. If you try hard enough, you can find excuses for a party at any point during the day. There`s too much fun to be had right now and too little time to worry about worrying. Set the world on fire and dance around the flames. The secret is to surround yourself with people who are truly alive. Invite your closest friends to share in the celebration.
Don`t tell everything you know, especially to outsiders. Keeping your personal plans under wraps seems like a smart option to consider. You may not have your dream job, but that isn`t a valid excuse to perform your current job responsibilities poorly. At the very least, find a way to refrain from self-destructive behavior at least until you`re off the clock. It might be time to consider making a career change. Go for what you want and quit complaining about what you can`t change.
Some things are better left unsaid. You need to be protective of private matters that are deeply personal. People who know you well recognize you the minute you walk into the room. Your big, friendly smile is hard to miss, even for perfect strangers. You`re the bearer of good tidings and the one who makes connections today. All interested parties had better check in with you if they want the latest and greatest. This is a time of broad horizons with no limits, The sky is the limit and you`re riding the fastest rocket around!
Ignore personal relationships at your own risk. Chances are your conscience will bother you if you do. Face up to important obligations. You thought you were out of the race completely, but at the last minute a change occurs in your favor. You are as surprised as anyone to suddenly learn that you have a fighting chance though many of your words ring true. When you come to realize what the reason is for this turbulence, you`ll be able to ride it out in greater comfort.