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The Latest: Up to 17 inches of rain accumulates in Louisiana

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:04

 Up to 17 inches of rain accumulates in LouisianaThe National Weather Service says that Barry has dumped as much as a foot to a foot-and-a-half of rain in some parts of Louisiana since it moved in several days ago. In a bulletin warning of flash flooding, forecasters said much of Monday's heaviest rain fell in areas just north of Lake Charles, Louisiana. In Mississippi, Barry has brought 3 to 7 inches (8 to 18 centimeters) of rain to many areas.


Palestinians denounce Trump tweets against local hero

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:59

Palestinians denounce Trump tweets against local heroPalestinians on Monday denounced President Donald Trump's attack on U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, accusing him of racism and saying it once again proves his bias against the Palestinian people. Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat and daughter of Palestinian immigrants, was one of four congresswomen of color who were targeted in a Trump Twitter barrage over the weekend. Although Tlaib has never lived in the West Bank, she still has relatives in the area and is widely seen as a local hero for making her way to the highest levels of American government.


Jeffrey Epstein's accusers urge judge to deny bail to wealthy financier, sex offender

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:55

Jeffrey Epstein's accusers urge judge to deny bail to wealthy financier, sex offenderLawyers for Jeffrey Epstein square off against federal prosecutors in a high-stakes bid to have the wealthy financier and sex offender freed on bail.


Man Accused of Murdering MacKenzie Lueck to Make First Court Appearance

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:47

Man Accused of Murdering MacKenzie Lueck to Make First Court AppearanceThe man accused of kidnapping and murdering MacKenzie Lueck will make his first court appearance Monday.


The Latest: 2 accusers speak at Epstein bail hearing

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:38

 2 accusers speak at Epstein bail hearingTwo of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers have spoken at his bail hearing. Annie Farmer says she was 16 when she "had the misfortune" of meeting Epstein and later went to spend time with him in New Mexico. Epstein's lawyers want him released on house arrest.


Mark Zuckerberg actually got $1 billion richer following the news of Facebook's $5 billion fine for the biggest scandal in the company's history (FB)

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:05

Mark Zuckerberg actually got $1 billion richer following the news of Facebook's $5 billion fine for the biggest scandal in the company's history (FB)Facebook faces a $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission. The stock's pop after the news increased the value of Mark Zuckerberg's shares.


Italy seizes air-to-air missile, guns in raids on neo-Nazis

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:04

Italy seizes air-to-air missile, guns in raids on neo-NazisItalian 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.


These are the 15 absolute best Amazon Prime Day deals under $20

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:47

These are the 15 absolute best Amazon Prime Day deals under $20Don't wait—these affordable Prime Day deals won't last.


Ethiopia premier's aide named to lead restive Amhara region

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:55

Ethiopia premier's aide named to lead restive Amhara regionEthiopia's Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) named the security adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as head of the restive Amhara region on Monday after his predecessor was killed in a violent attempt to seize power there. Dozens were killed in fighting during the foiled coup by a rogue state militia in Amhara that claimed the life of regional president Ambachew Mekonnen and other top officials. The same night, the army's chief of staff and a retired general accompanying him were killed in the capital Addis Ababa in a related attack, the government said.


A 60-year-old woman disappeared while camping in a remote area of California with her husband

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:42

A 60-year-old woman disappeared while camping in a remote area of California with her husbandSheryl Powell was last seen by her husband Joe on Friday afternoon. Joe said he went to re-park their car and when he came back, she was gone.


Amazon has a no-fee credit card Prime members should strongly consider — if only for the 5% cash back on all Amazon and Whole Foods purchases

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:31

Amazon has a no-fee credit card Prime members should strongly consider — if only for the 5% cash back on all Amazon and Whole Foods purchasesWith 5% cash back on all Amazon and Whole Foods purchases, the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card is a must-have for existing Prime members.


UPDATE 2-Trump administration sets new rule to make it harder for immigrants to seek asylum

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:30

UPDATE 2-Trump administration sets new rule to make it harder for immigrants to seek asylumThe Trump administration on Monday said it would take steps to make it more difficult for immigrants arriving on the southern border to seek asylum in the United States, putting the onus on them to ask for shelter in other countries. The proposal would make it tougher for applicants who did not apply for protection from persecution or torture where it was available in at least one "third country" through which they traveled en route to the United States. The Trump administration wants to slow down a flow of asylum seekers arriving at the U.S.-Mexican border.


American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations for fourth time

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:23

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations for fourth timeThe airline's decision was expected after the Federal Aviation Administration, which must reapprove the jets for flight following two fatal crashes, last month uncovered a new flaw that Boeing estimates will take until at least September to fix. "American Airlines remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing in coordination with our union partners, will lead to recertification of the aircraft this year," the airline said in a statement on Sunday. American, with 24 737 MAX aircraft and dozens more on order, is scheduling without the jets through Nov. 2.


Police officer who killed Ethiopian-Israeli released on bail

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:03

Police officer who killed Ethiopian-Israeli released on bailA 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.


Pence's chief of staff defends Trump's racist tweets, becoming the first White House official to comment on them

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 07:47

Pence's chief of staff defends Trump's racist tweets, becoming the first White House official to comment on themMike Pence's chief of staff is the first White House official to speak publicly of President Donald Trump's comments about some Democratic lawmakers.


A NASA Intern Bought Apollo 11 Videotapes for $218. Now They're Going to Auction for Millions

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:45

A NASA Intern Bought Apollo 11 Videotapes for $218. Now They're Going to Auction for MillionsThey are 'the only surviving first-generation recordings of the historic moon walk'


This crazy Samsung design with a pull-out screen might hint at a big overhaul for the Galaxy S11

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:35

This crazy Samsung design with a pull-out screen might hint at a big overhaul for the Galaxy S11Samsung 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.


One of the world's largest airlines appears to be rebranding its Boeing 737 Max jets as customers say they don't want to fly on the plane after 2 fatal crashes

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:35

One of the world's largest airlines appears to be rebranding its Boeing 737 Max jets as customers say they don't want to fly on the plane after 2 fatal crashesPeople have expressed fears about flying in Boeing 737 Max planes, and airlines are finding different ways to reassure and accommodate them.


Susan Rice Calls Chinese Diplomat a ‘Racist Disgrace’ on Twitter

Yahoo News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:19

Susan Rice Calls Chinese Diplomat a ‘Racist Disgrace’ on Twitter(Bloomberg) -- Former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice sparred with a senior Chinese diplomat on Twitter in an unusual and heated dispute over race in Washington.In a series of Tweets apparently aimed at making a broader point about diplomatic divisions over the mass detention of Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province, Lijian Zhao, a diplomat posted in Islamabad, said on Sunday that if “you’re in Washington, D.C., you know the white never go” to the southeastern part of the U.S. capital.“You are a racist disgrace. And shockingly ignorant too,” Rice told Zhao on Twitter. Likely assuming that Zhao was posted in China’s mission in Washington, she then addressed her next comment to China’s ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai. “Ambassador Cui, I expect better of you and your team. Please do the right thing and send him home.”Zhao, who is deputy chief of mission at the Chinese embassy in Pakistan’s capital, is often vocal on Twitter against critics of China’s infrastructure-building projects in Pakistan and other parts of Asia. Beijing has invested tens of billions of dollars in Pakistan, whose leader Imran Khan has previously dodged questions about the issue.‘Shockingly Ignorant’“You are such a disgrace, too. And shockingly ignorant, too. I am based in Islamabad. Truth hurts. I am simply telling the truth,” Zhao fired back at Rice on Monday. “To label someone who speak the truth that you don’t want to hear a racist, is disgraceful & disgusting.”Read More: How China Is Defending Its Detention of Muslims to the WorldZhao didn’t immediately respond to phone calls, an email and a direct message on Twitter seeking comment.In a string of messages that appeared aimed at highlighting U.S. hypocrisy on human rights, Zhao referred to everything from income inequality and school shootings in the U.S. to immigration officers separating children from parents.He tweeted a list of mostly-Western nations that condemned China for its actions in Xinjiang as well as a separate list of other countries -- including Pakistan, Cuba, Tajikistan and Nigeria -- that wrote a joint letter to the United Nations supporting Beijing, which Zhao called “a big slap on the face of U.S. & its western cohorts.”Outspoken DiplomatsChina’s diplomats have become increasingly vocal and outspoken. This month, China’s ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, gave a rare televised statement accusing the British government of meddling in Hong Kong, the scene of mass protests against Beijing’s rule.Earlier this year, China’s envoy to Canada publicly accused his hosts of “white supremacy,” while the country’s chief envoy in South Africa said President Donald Trump’s policies were making the U.S. “the enemy of the whole world.”Asked about the Twitter dispute on Monday, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang didn’t comment directly.“I don’t know the specific situation,” he said. However, he added, “we resolutely oppose the interference of the U.S. and individual Western countries in interfering in China’s internal affairs with the Xinjiang issue.”To contact the reporters on this story: Iain Marlow in New Delhi at imarlow1@bloomberg.net;Dandan Li in Beijing at dli395@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, Chris Kay, Gregory TurkFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


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