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Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect and will consider case in fall

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to allow a limited version of President Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect and will consider in the fall the president’s broad powers in immigration matters in a case that raises fundamental issues of national security and …

Judiciary

Senate Health Bill Reels as C.B.O. Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders, pushing toward a vote this week to repeal the Affordable Care Act, altered their health care bill on Monday to penalize people who go without health insurance by requiring them to wait six months before their coverage would begin.<p>Insurers would generally be …

ObamaCare

Raqqa: Secret video shows ISIS losing chokehold on its 'capital'

<b>(CNN) —</b> At first, the video shows a seemingly normal urban life -- men and women shopping in the streets, with steady traffic passing by them.<p>A closer look shows this is a city under threat -- tarpaulins along streets hide the movements of fighters from surveillance drones and sandbags outside …

Islamic State (ISIS)

White House Suspects Syria Is Preparing For Another Chemical Attack

The White House announced Monday night that it sees signs that the Syrian government is preparing to launch another chemical weapons attack in its war against insurgents. The White House press office released this statement:<p>"The United States has identified potential preparations for another …

Syria

Theresa May's DUP-Tory deal criticised as 'shabby and reckless'

<b>Theresa May's £1bn deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to back her minority government has been branded "a bung" and "shabby" by opposing parties.</b><p>The Northern Irish party's 10 MPs will support the Conservatives in key Commons votes in areas such as the Queen's Speech, Budget and Brexit.<p>Labour …

Brexit

North Korea compares Donald Trump to Hitler in attack on 'racist' America First policies

North Korean state media has likened Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler and the US president's "America First" policies to Nazism.<p>Mr Trump's "two-nation strategy" towards the Korean Peninsula is "based on Hitler's dictatorial policies that separate people from their peers, justifies oppression and …

North Korea

Utah wildfire grows to largest active fire in US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake.<p>Firefighters battled high winds Monday as they fought a fire that has grown to 72 square miles (184 square …

New Mexico

Donald Trump Urges Narendra Modi to Relax Indian Trade Barriers

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to relax Indian trade barriers on Monday during talks in which both …

India

Japanese stocks edge towards two-year high, dollar extends overnight gains

Japanese stocks edged towards two-year highs on Tuesday as exporters benefitted from dollar strength, with investors expecting comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to support the Fed’s projection for one more interest rate rise this year.<p>Yellen is scheduled to take part in a discussion …

United States

Oil little changed after three-day gain, supply glut weighs

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Crude oil futures were largely unchanged in early Asian trade on Tuesday as the market took a breather following three days of gains with a supply glut keeping a lid on prices.<p>U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 2 cents at $43.36 per barrel by 0019 GMT …

Oil

Senate Obamacare Repeal and Replace Bill Cuts Taxes By $700 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released their score of the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017″ (BCRA). There’s the usual nonsense about how millions of people will lose coverage (which only makes sense if you think the individual mandate is a good idea or that using an outdated …

ObamaCare

U.S. apartment vacancy rate edges up in second quarter: Reis

(Reuters) - The U.S. apartment vacancy rate increased in the second quarter and rents were higher, according to a report from Reis Inc (O:REIS).<p>The …

United States

Dozens of prospective jurors beg off 'Pharma Bro' case

NEW YORK (AP) — Several prospective jurors have been excused from the federal securities fraud trial of an ex-pharmaceutical company executive because they claimed they couldn't be impartial.<p>Jury selection will continue Tuesday morning in Brooklyn.<p>During jury questioning Monday, several potential …

Securities Fraud

CNN accepts resignations of 3 involved in retracted story

NEW YORK – CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund.<p>The story was posted on the network's website on …

Donald Trump

Amazon Echo family becomes your home’s intercom system

Echo users can communicate with each other using calls and messages, but the online retailer claims people have been requesting a feature that takes communication to another level. Amazon introduced “drop-in” via the Echo Show, which pretty much turns the unit into an intercom system for your home. …

Amazon Echo

Sprint in Talks With Charter, Comcast on Wireless Deal

Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications Inc., the two largest U.S. cable companies, met with executives at Sprint Corp. in the past month to discuss …

Wireless

Apple acquires German company specializing in AR and eye tracking

Eye tracking is integral to augmented reality applications<p>Apple today confirmed its acquisition of a German computer vision company called SensoMotoric Instruments, according to a report from <i>Axios</i>. The company, founded in 1991 and based in Teltow near Berlin, develops eye-tracking tech to be used …

Augmented Reality

Waymo teams with Avis to manage autonomous vehicle fleet

The multi-year agreement brings in Avis to store and service Waymo's 600-vehicle fleet of Chrysler self-driving vans at select rental …

Transportation

iOS 11 turns your iPad into a completely different machine

iOS has been around for 10 years. It’s hard to keep innovating after so many iterations. And yet, in many ways, iOS 11 feels like a completely new beast on the iPad. For the first time in years, it feels like Apple is taking risks with its operating system update.<p>I’ve been playing with a beta …

iOS

Social media giants step up fight against terrorist content

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft said Monday they have created a joint forum to remove extremist content from their respective services.<p>The companies -- under pressure after a rash of terrorist attacks -- said they would work together to improve and refine existing …

Terrorism

Volvo is working with NVIDIA to develop self-driving car tech by 2021

With virtually every major car manufacturer dumping R&D money into the field, it looks like autonomous vehicles are going to be a thing whether we want them to or not. Early Tuesday morning NVIDIA and Volvo announced that they are redoubling their self-driving system efforts by teaming with a …

Transportation

Russell Westbrook wins first MVP award at star-studded NBA awards show

NEW YORK — The man who became the dominant figure of the 2016-17 NBA regular season became the league’s MVP on Monday night.<p>Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who became the first player to average a triple-double for a season since Oscar Robertson did so for the only other time in NBA …

Basketball

NBA Awards: Warriors' Draymond Green wins 2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year

It's the first time Draymond Green has been named Defensive Player of the Year<p>Draymond Green was named the winner of the 2017 NBA Defensive Player of The Year award on Monday during the league's awards show. His impact on the Warriors has always been noticed across the league, but this is his first …

Basketball

Serena hits back after McEnroe ranks her 700th on men's tour

(Reuters) - Serena Williams has asked John McEnroe for "respect" after the seven-times grand slam champion said his fellow American would be ranked "like 700 in the world" if she had to play on the men's circuit.<p>In an interview with National Public Radio on Sunday, McEnroe said 23-times grand slam …

Tennis

Berrios fans 7, but Twins fall 4-1 to Red Sox

<b>BOSTON —</b> The way Chris Sale and the Boston relievers were pitching, the Red Sox didn’t need to score a lot.<p>Sale went 6 1/3 overpowering innings with …

Baseball

Tyson Fury backs Conor McGregor; Manny Pacquaio predicts 'boring' bout

Seemingly everyone has an opinion about who will emerge as the victor in the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather superfight.<p>And two of boxing's biggest …

Boxing

Nolasco, Angels snap Dodgers' win streak at 10

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricky Nolasco pitched into the seventh inning to pick up his first win in almost exactly two months, Yunel Escobar drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Angels snapped the Dodgers' 10-game winning streak, 4-0 on Monday night.<p>Nolasco (3-9) gave up five hits while striking out five …

Baseball

World Cup corruption claims: Leaked FIFA report details to be published

German newspaper Bild claims to have gained access to the full report, originally authored by Michael Garcia before his resignation from FIFA<p>Previously unseen details from Michael Garcia's 403-page report into allegations of corruption behind the bidding process for FIFA's 2018 and 2022 World Cups …

FIFA

J.K. Rowling Marks 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter With Heartfelt Tweet

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone</i> — the British version of the first novel in the wizarding …

Harry Potter

Australia's deputy PM threatens Johnny Depp with 'perjury' in latest salvo of the 'War on Terrier'

Australia's deputy prime minister has reignited his two-year feud with Johnny Depp, warning the Hollywood actor could be investigated for perjury.<p>Barnaby Joyce, who has traded barbs with the US star ever since he illegally brought his two dogs, Pistol and Boo, into the country, was responding to …

Johnny Depp

Cosby venue could move to California in sex abuse lawsuit

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The stage for Bill Cosby's next legal challenge shifts to California with a hearing scheduled Tuesday to set a trial date in a lawsuit accusing him of sexually assaulting a teen at the Playboy Mansion more than 40 years ago.<p>Judy Huth accused the comedian of forcing her …

Cosby Show

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s New Pact: Why They Won’t Diss Each Other Anymore

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are putting their children fist after making a new pact to not talk badly about each other in front of them ever again. …

Hollywood

Taylor Swift Says NBA MVP Russell Westbrook Taught Her How to ‘Shake It Off’ in Congratulatory Video

Russell Westbrook can now sing “You Belong With Me” to his NBA MVP trophy, and Taylor Swift even made a rare appearance on social media to …

Basketball

Kim Kardashian Surrogate Mother To Deliver Twins? ‘KUWTK’ Star Reportedly Having Twins Like Beyonce

Kim Kardashian’s surrogate mother seems to be under a lot of pressure right now as rumors suggest that the <i>Keeping Up with the Kardashian</i> star and …

Lady Gaga Won't Be Starring In American Horror Story Season 7

Little Monsters, we have some bad news: Lady Gaga won't appear in <i>American Horror Story</i> 's next installment.<p><i>Entertainment Weekly</i> confirmed the news on Monday. The magazine's report came after rumors began circulating that Mother Monster would be back for the newest season of the anthology horror …

American Horror Story

LGBT Pride Parades Around the World: Pictures

San Francisco Bay Area

Big Hits from the Weekend Sets at Glasto: Pictures

England

Naxxos & Young Animal Hearts - Not Alone