Books news

Why Is Trump Sending More Troops and Firepower to the Middle East? That's Classified

Why Is Trump Sending More Troops and Firepower to the Middle East? That's Classified

The Trump Administration has spent the past month ringing alarm bells over Iran, yet government officials have shown very little evidence.

Jayme Closs kidnapping: Jake Patterson jailed for life for killing girl’s parents and keeping her prisoner

Jayme Closs kidnapping: Jake Patterson jailed for life for killing girl’s parents and keeping her prisoner

The kidnapper of 13 year-old Jayme Closs has been jailed for life after she told the judge she wanted him “locked up forever” for murdering her parents and keeping her prisoner for 88 days.Jake Patterson, 21, targeted the teenager after spotting her getting on a school bus in a rural area of...

Libya's Haftar rules out Tripoli ceasefire, dismisses U.N.-led talks: newspaper

Libya's Haftar rules out Tripoli ceasefire, dismisses U.N.-led talks: newspaper

Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar has ruled out a ceasefire in the battle for Tripoli and accused the United Nations of seeking to partition Libya, according to an interview published by French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche. Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) began an offensive in...

Utah climber, 4 others die on Mount Everest

Utah climber, 4 others die on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents died of probable altitude sickness on the way down from Mount Everest, mountaineering officials said.

'Here we go again.' Federal judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion law

'Here we go again.' Federal judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion law

The law would have banned abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Eating Way Too Much Rice Almost Doomed Japan's Imperial Navy

Eating Way Too Much Rice Almost Doomed Japan's Imperial Navy

After the war, the Emergency Beriberi Investigative Committee investigated the disease’s devastation of Japanese ranks. Worried about the composition of the committee and fully aware of Takaki’s success, the emperor stepped in. “The army’s beriberi problem can be effectively prevented if the army...

Iran state TV fires managers over 'insult' to Sunnis

Iran state TV fires managers over 'insult' to Sunnis

Iranian state TV has fired two channel managers over a live programme deemed insulting to Sunni Muslims, it said in a statement Sunday. The sackings at Channel 5 came after a broadcast on May 20 celebrating the birthday of the second imam in Shiite Islam, Hassan ibn Ali. During the programme,...

51 attorneys general call on Betsy DeVos to cancel up to 42,000 disabled veterans' student debts

51 attorneys general call on Betsy DeVos to cancel up to 42,000 disabled veterans' student debts

"As a nation, we have a moral obligation to assist those who have put their lives on the line to defend us," the attorneys general wrote.

First American Financial Data Leak Exposed Millions of Mortgage-Related Files

First American Financial Data Leak Exposed Millions of Mortgage-Related Files

The leak of hundreds of millions of records by real estate title insurance company First American Financial could put the most private personal information of many American consumers at risk. The...

US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist districts

US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist districts

BAGHDAD (AP) — For years, Karar Hussein has sold sweets in his shop near the entrance to one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, accepting whatever currency was offered to him by his clients, many of them religious tourists from neighboring Iran. But lately, when Iranian pilgrims ask about...

Scouted: The 10 Best Memorial Day Mattress Sales, According to Experts

Scouted: The 10 Best Memorial Day Mattress Sales, According to Experts

Memorial Day Weekend is famous for the many mattress sales it surfaces — and this year is no exception. To help you sift through all of your options, we teamed up with the expert reviewers over at Mattress Advisor to help us break down each of the best mattress deals around right now. Using a...

Houthi leader says drone attacks a response to spurned Yemen peace moves

Houthi leader says drone attacks a response to spurned Yemen peace moves

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi dismissed Saudi accusations that the attacks had been carried out on the orders on Iran - at a time of growing tension between Tehran and Riyadh alongside its Western and regional allies. Saudi Arabia, leading a Western-backed Sunni Muslim coalition, intervened in...

Violence and disruption against abortion clinics at highest rates since 1999

Violence and disruption against abortion clinics at highest rates since 1999

Violence and disruption against abortion clinics in the US increased to its highest levels since the 1990s last year, a report by the National Abortion Federation has found.The increase in violence was attributed, at least in part, to president Donald Trump and his administration’s rhetoric.The...

Congregants grapple with church shooter once their colleague

Congregants grapple with church shooter once their colleague

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Minister Joey Spann watched Friday as 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing one person and wounding seven others when he sprayed Spann's church and its congregants with bullets in 2017.

Iran can sink U.S. warships with 'secret weapons', military official says

Iran can sink U.S. warships with 'secret weapons', military official says

Iran can sink U.S. warships sent to the Gulf region using missiles and "secret weapons", a senior Iranian military official was quoted as saying by the semi-official news agency Mizan on Saturday. The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East,...

The Glock 36: A Really Big Gun in a Small Package

The Glock 36: A Really Big Gun in a Small Package

Until recently, the most common compact .45 caliber handgun was of a type known as the Officer’s model. A derivative of the 1911A1 Government, in 2011 it was finally superseded by an even lighter pistol—the Glock 36. Chambered in .45 ACP and following the same winning formula as previous Glocks,...

102-year-old woman facing eviction gets offer of help from Schwarzenegger

102-year-old woman facing eviction gets offer of help from Schwarzenegger

A 102-year-old woman is being evicted from her Ladera Heights home of nearly 30 years - but friends like former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and local officials are vowing to help her.

Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his highest priorities.

This $8.99 iPhone case is perfect for people who hate iPhone cases

This $8.99 iPhone case is perfect for people who hate iPhone cases

Some people are happy to spend hundreds or even more than $1,000 on an iPhone and then roll the dice by not protecting it with a case. We can totally understand not wanting to ruin Apple's design with a big, bulky case, but you can still protect your phone from scratches. Check out the TOZO...

Election violence continues in India's Bengal

Election violence continues in India's Bengal

Violent clashes continued in India on Sunday between supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and a regional party in the politically volatile eastern state of West Bengal, officials said. Rival supporters regularly engaged in pitched battles across the state...

RPT-Hong Kong protestors demand China be held to account for 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

RPT-Hong Kong protestors demand China be held to account for 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

Thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday as part of annual demonstrations demanding that China be held accountable for its democracy crackdown in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago. Human rights groups and witnesses say that hundreds, perhaps thousands, died...

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon

LYON, France (AP) — French police on Saturday hunted a suspect believed to have deposited a paper bag containing a device that exploded Friday, wounding 13 people on a busy pedestrian street in the city of Lyon.

Rouhani says Iran could hold referendum on nuclear programme as tensions with US rise

Rouhani says Iran could hold referendum on nuclear programme as tensions with US rise

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has suggested that the Islamic Republic could hold a public referendum on its nuclear programme, in the wake of rising tensions in the Persian Gulf. "Article 59 of the Constitution (referendum) is a deadlock breaker ... and could be a problem-solver at any...

UPDATE 2-Teva Pharm to pay Oklahoma $85 mln to settle opioid claims

UPDATE 2-Teva Pharm to pay Oklahoma $85 mln to settle opioid claims

BOSTON/JERUSALEM, May 26 (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Sunday it had agreed to pay an $85 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma days before the company was set to face trial over allegations that it and other drugmakers helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic. Teva,...

Dating scam artist from California had 20 alleged victims in 8 states

Dating scam artist from California had 20 alleged victims in 8 states

Alleged victims of a social media "Don Juan" are emerging from across the nation as LAPD widens its fraud investigation of Wilson Edward Jackson.

Trump's Japan trip: Sumo match, hibachi dinner, playing down North Korea's firing of 'small weapons'

Trump's Japan trip: Sumo match, hibachi dinner, playing down North Korea's firing of 'small weapons'

President Donald Trump tweeted that he was not concerned about the firing of "some small weapons" and praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

OnePlus 7 Pro users report ‘ghost touches’ that occur without any input

OnePlus 7 Pro users report ‘ghost touches’ that occur without any input

It should be an exceptional week for OnePlus, considering the stellar response the OnePlus 7 Pro got after launch and the fact that the young smartphone vendor just launched its first ever 5G phone. However, OnePlus is already being forced to put out fires.OnePlus addressed criticism that it's...

One U.S. Battleship Fired 65,000 .50 Caliber Rounds During Pearl Harbor

One U.S. Battleship Fired 65,000 .50 Caliber Rounds During Pearl Harbor

Wearing his dungarees, Winsett ran the 50 yards back to the ship and his battle station, a .50-caliber machine gun facing toward the bow on the starboard side. He still believed it was just “another drill.” As soon as the stations were manned, Condition “YOKE” (Enemy Is Probable) was set by Captain...

India's Economy Needs Tougher Reform. How Will Modi Use His Election Mandate?

India's Economy Needs Tougher Reform. How Will Modi Use His Election Mandate?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a historic second five-year term — with a single-party majority — for the Bharatiya Janata Party this week. He campaigned…

Scouted: These Portable Bluetooth Speakers Have a 4.9-Star Average Rating — and Are On Sale Right Now

Scouted: These Portable Bluetooth Speakers Have a 4.9-Star Average Rating — and Are On Sale Right Now

The folks at one of Scouted readers’ favorite electronics brands Anker has repackaged their extremely highly rated Bluetooth speakers into a perfect Father’s Day gift — and marked down the price by 23%. The Soundcore Flare portable speakers, which play multi-directional sound and sync to each other...

'Here we go again': Judge blocks Mississippi abortion ban

'Here we go again': Judge blocks Mississippi abortion ban

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, at about six weeks of pregnancy.

Iraq warns of 'danger of war' as Iran's top diplomat visits

Iraq warns of 'danger of war' as Iran's top diplomat visits

Iraqi leaders has warned of the risks of war during a visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose country is locked in a tense standoff with the United States. Zarif's visit to neighbouring Iraq -- which is caught in the middle of its two allies, the US and Iran -- follows a...

UPDATE 2-Fiat Chrysler in tie-up talks with Renault - sources

UPDATE 2-Fiat Chrysler in tie-up talks with Renault - sources

MILAN/PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler and Renault are in talks on a comprehensive global tie-up that could address some of the main weaknesses of both carmakers, two sources with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters on Saturday. The talks are at an advanced stage, the sources said....

Immaculate 1992 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Will Cost You $17k

Immaculate 1992 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Will Cost You $17k

Buying a first-generation Land Rover Discovery used to be cheap. The Land Rover Discovery has endured hard times in the used car marketplace. As the Range Rover Classic has quickly become one of the most desirable, sought after and expensive collector cars on the planet, those of more rational or...

Subpoenas for Trump financial records on hold pending appeal -court filing

Subpoenas for Trump financial records on hold pending appeal -court filing

Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp will not have to immediately hand over the financial records of U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization, according to a court filing on Saturday. The filing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New...

Bud Light's message about Miller Lite and Coors Light now has limits

Bud Light's message about Miller Lite and Coors Light now has limits

The company behind Bud Light will not be able to use two TV ads and two billboards regarding its light beer rivals.

MacBook Pro teardown dives into Apple’s efforts to improve its keyboard design

MacBook Pro teardown dives into Apple’s efforts to improve its keyboard design

After years of controversy and deserved criticism, Apple earlier this week introduced a refreshed MacBook Pro with a slightly tweaked design that, we can only hope, will address longstanding complaints about the butterfly-switch keyboard originally introduced in 2016.At this point, it's been...

The Downfall of Theresa May, the Prime Minister Broken by Brexit

The Downfall of Theresa May, the Prime Minister Broken by Brexit

The couple went through to the prime minister’s private study together for a few moments alone. After three years battling the impossible contradictions of Brexit, she was resigning as U.K. prime minister, defeated at last. In truth, they had known a day earlier that there was no hope left, and...

'No Food, No Drink, No Watermelon' Boston Schoolteacher Claims Her Students Were Racially Profiled at Museum

'No Food, No Drink, No Watermelon' Boston Schoolteacher Claims Her Students Were Racially Profiled at Museum

A Boston schoolteacher alleges that her 7th grade students were racially profiled during a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts.

Former Thai Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda dies at 98

Former Thai Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda dies at 98

BANGKOK (AP) — Prem Tinsulanonda, who as an army commander, prime minister and adviser to the royal palace was one of Thailand's most influential political figures over four decades, died Sunday at age 98.

UN chief rejects Yemen president's accusation of bias

UN chief rejects Yemen president's accusation of bias

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has assured Yemen's leader that the world body will remain impartial in efforts to resolve the country's conflict, rejecting accusations that its envoy was siding with rebels. The pledge came in a letter from Guterres to President Abedrabbo Mansour...

Algeria to block Total from buying Anadarko’s Algerian assets - minister

Algeria to block Total from buying Anadarko’s Algerian assets - minister

Algeria will block Total from acquiring Anadarko’s assets in Algeria, energy minister Mohamed Arkab told reporters on a sidelines of a conference on Sunday. Occidental Petroleum has agreed to sell Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's assets in Algeria, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa to Total...

Be All You Can Be: All of the Reasons People Join the U.S. Army

Be All You Can Be: All of the Reasons People Join the U.S. Army

All the reasons why. Americans join the Army for plenty of reasons: for country, family, and honor. According to a new study of enlisted soldiers, however, a core motivation is relatively simple: for money.A RAND Corporation exhaustive survey of 81 soldiers between E-1 and E-4 suggests that the...

U.S. troop move to Middle East dangerous for international peace:  Iran's Zarif

U.S. troop move to Middle East dangerous for international peace: Iran's Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the U.S. decision to deploy more troops to the Middle East in response to the perceived threat from Iran was "extremely dangerous" for peace. The United States said it was sending 1,500 troops to region in what it called...

1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 KR Convertible Replica Costs $90k

1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 KR Convertible Replica Costs $90k

Genuine Shelby Mustangs cost a small fortune. If you wished to trump all other road users back in 1968, the Shelby GT500 KR convertible was your weapon of choice. As the cultural flagship of the Shelby Mustang line-up, when seeking the ‘ultimate pony car’ today, nothing else can offer the same...

'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer hits $2 million mark, inches closer to Ken Jennings' record

'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer hits $2 million mark, inches closer to Ken Jennings' record

"Jeopardy!" winner James Holzhauer hit another major milestone Friday with his latest victory.

Trump’s Public Enemies List Is an Impeachable Offense

Trump’s Public Enemies List Is an Impeachable Offense

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos GettyLong before becoming president, Donald Trump called for the jailing of his adversaries. Aided by Attorney General William Barr, he may now actually be training the full force of federal law enforcement against his enemies, real or...

NASA places its first order for Lunar Gateway components

NASA places its first order for Lunar Gateway components

NASA has big plans for returning to the Moon. Whether it can be done within the next five years, as the current administration desires, is yet to be seen, but getting human boots back on the lunar surface is something NASA firmly intends to do, and it's going to do so via a 'Lunar...

Comments(0)

Log in to comment