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China Landslide: at Least 15 Dead, 140 Buried in Sichuan Mountain Village

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:39 | Yahoo View

China Landslide: at Least 15 Dead, 140 Buried in Sichuan Mountain VillageAfter days of torrential rains, nearly 300 million cubic feet of rock and soil — equivalent to some 3,000 Olympic-sized pools —covered the village and a hotel in the worst landslide to hit the region since 2008.



Not Just Coal: Retail Jobs Fall Despite Lower Unemployment

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:38 | Yahoo View

Not Just Coal: Retail Jobs Fall Despite Lower UnemploymentA close look at labor statistics shows that retail jobs are falling, even as the national unemployment figure stays low.



Colombian police arrest eight in mall bombing probe

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:33 | Reuters

Colombian police arrest eight in mall bombing probeBy Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - Eight people from a little-known urban guerrilla group have been arrested in connection with a bombing last week at an upscale mall in the Colombian capital Bogota, the police said on Saturday. Four men and four women, members of The People's Revolutionary Movement (MRP) rebel group, were captured - half in Bogota and half in El Espinal in Tolima province, national police director Jorge Nieto told journalists.



Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staff

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:56 | AFP

Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staffA independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it "sows division" in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom. "We regret to inform you that the board of directors... has decided to terminate the employment contracts with the employees," board chairman Adel al-Maskati wrote in English in a message addressed to "all staff" on Saturday. The information ministry banned Al-Wasat in early June "until further notice" for its "violation of the law and repeatedly publishing information that sows division in society and affects Bahrain's relations with other states," said BNA state news agency.



UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:33 | Associated Press

UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in QatarDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top United Arab Emirates official said Saturday the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country's leadership over allegations it supports extremist ideology but are willing to cut ties altogether if it does not agree to their demands.



Martin Shkreli Goes To Trial

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:58 | International Business Times

Martin Shkreli Goes To Trial'The Most Hated Person' set to stand trial for security fraud.



Sanders: 'Massive Amount of Demoralization' Among Voters

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:18 | Yahoo View

Sanders: 'Massive Amount of Demoralization' Among VotersIn an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tells Chuck Todd that widespread Democratic loses are a sign that voters are pessimistic about both parties.



123 dead, more than 100 wounded in Pakistan oil tanker fire: official

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:42 | AFP

123 dead, more than 100 wounded in Pakistan oil tanker fire: officialAt least 123 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan early Sunday and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an official said. The tragedy came one day before Pakistan was due to begin Eid ul-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, with many roads crowded as people travel home for the holidays. "At least 123 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in a fire which erupted after an oil tanker turned over and victims rushed to collect spilt fuel," senior local government official Rana Mohammad Saleem Afzal told state television.



Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:43 | Associated Press

Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LALOS ANGELES (AP) — The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers.



Hot Car Deaths up As Extreme Heat Sweeps Country

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:31 | Yahoo View

Hot Car Deaths up As Extreme Heat Sweeps CountryNationwide, hot car deaths are up and there’s a push for new legislation in Congress that would require all passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system.



Trump: I bluffed Comey on tapes to keep him honest

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:54 | Yahoo News Video

Trump: I bluffed Comey on tapes to keep him honestTrump: I bluffed Comey on tapes to keep him honest



Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:17 | Reuters

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mountsBy Marius Bosch MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate. U.S.-trained urban warfare units were channeling their onslaught along two perpendicular streets that converge in the heart of the Old City, aiming to isolate the jihadist insurgents in four pockets. The week-old battle in the Old City is turning into the deadliest of the eight-month U.S.-backed campaign to take back the northern city, which fell to the militants in June 2014.



Donald Trump defies calls to appoint envoy to combat anti-Semitism around the world

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:44 | The Independent

Donald Trump defies calls to appoint envoy to combat anti-Semitism around the worldDonald Trump has defied calls to appoint a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism across the world despite growing pressure from Jewish groups and Congress. The two remaining staffers in the US State Department's office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism are reportedly set to be reassigned next month, which will leave the branch completely unstaffed after 1 July. President Trump is legally required to appoint a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a position created under former president George W. Bush.



Invasive Asian carp found near Great Lakes beyond electrified barrier

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:26 | The Guardian

Invasive Asian carp found near Great Lakes beyond electrified barrierAsian carp can weigh up to 100lbs and often outcompete other fish. An Asian carp has been found just miles from the Great Lakes, beyond an electrified barrier designed to keep the invasive species from entering the ecosystem and wreaking the sort of damage seen elsewhere in the US. The carp was sent to Southern Illinois University for further analysis.







Today's Horoscope

Aries Horoscope for Sunday, June 25, 2017

Talking to yourself in public carries a stigma. Sometimes, though, the words just slip out. Maybe you can capture this escape valve moment by leaving yourself a message on your cell phone. Strangers don`t have to know who you`re talking to, although they`ll probably be eavesdropping on the fascinating content. Networkers are like communications satellites, bouncing short wave and microwave signals every which way. Be the messenger without getting too invested in the message itself. Accept good news with a smile and bad news without even blinking. You can process it all later when you`re alone.
Taurus
Conversation bubbles up, but it`s just the pleasant chatter of a meandering brook. A steady stream of pleasant words doesn`t mean much to the casual listener. Maybe you`re at a party making friends with people you`ll probably never see again. Get all you can out of the moment and let it go. There are plenty more where that one came from. While you`re in this mood, talking shop is okay, but serious business deals are suspect. Following the money just leads you to a dead end, wondering why you even bothered to make the trip.
Gemini

New interpretations rush in to fill a memory gap. Maybe you never knew what it all meant when you were there, but in hindsight it`s brilliantly obvious. A sentence in a familiar book suddenly hits you in a completely different way. It`s as if you spent years analyzing something without actually paying attention to it. Most of your conversations include an element of telepathy. People who understand each other don`t have to finish their thoughts. Absentminded types reach into the right pocket and find their lost key just as they were about to call the locksmith.
Cancer
Take a closer look at a long-standing, nearly unconscious habit. When you think about how much of your life actually revolves around this, the whole thing becomes a little oppressive. You`d like some input about it, but those closest to you may not be in the mood to play therapist. What is it about family members that sometimes bring out the worst in each other? Wherever you turn right now, communication is a swamp. You won`t sink into it, though, as long as you keep moving forward. This can be a fertile environment if you like what`s growing here.
Leo

Making little decisions is like taking quick, exhilarating breaths of fresh air. Making your final choice could be more of a challenge. How can you say that one thing is better than another thing when it`s all so good? Everyone`s here for the experience, anyway. Those who still care will stick around another few days for making an actual commitment. Meanwhile, talk is cheap and plentiful. The combined knowledge of many people swirls around you in a pleasing tide. When it comes to having ideas based on what you hear, you`re rich beyond your wildest dreams.
Virgo
Fine details are beyond you. Fine motor skills are clumsy and off the mark. You`re too restless for focus and precision. Whatever you`d rather be doing, you`re obviously too far away from it. Forget the theoretical abstracts and even the secondhand news. You need to be an eyewitness at some momentous occasion. And from there, it`s only another quick stretch into participation. Will others welcome you as a collaborator or resent you as an interloper? Maybe you`ll consider this. Maybe you can`t be worried. The moment is glorious and possibly fleeting. Savor your meal with mouth and tongue instead of just gulping it down.
Libra

You see the world in sets of two. Some are matching pairs, and others are complimentary partnerships. Artists and matchmakers put things together in ways that have never been considered. Even random scatterings and simple floral arrangements look like museum pieces. Under these unique conditions, one-on-one conversations are favored. You really get to know someone or understand a point of view that you never explored. Everyone is directing traffic along the obvious flows of coming and going. Everyone is a jeweler, looking deep into the lines and angles of gemstones to see new worlds of color and beauty.
Scorpio
Careful handling is essential. Something with existing fracture lines could break so easily. Items that seem whole and robust might shatter under the cosmic stress that you bring to your dealings with a fragile world. Strong words appear out of nowhere, killing polite conversation or compelling certain people to leave the room in tears. Even if your aggression is totally justified, this isn`t the time or place to let that genie out of its bottle. You`d be an excellent candidate for yard work or litter cleanup. The act of rooting out or discarding things that don`t belong should be immensely appealing to you.
Sagittarius

Concentration is futile. Deadlines and deliverables are a joke. Life is nothing less than a carnival. Current events are an absolute media circus. Your head may be in the clouds, or your eyes may be fixed on events happening miles away. You`re interested in legalities and moral ramifications. People who deal with attorneys find them either charming or inscrutable. A mixed message magnifies into a mixed blessing. Something here reminds you of promises that you made, and the memory weighs on you. Think back on what you were attempting to do earlier today. Maybe you should get back to it after all.
Capricorn
You have the nagging feeling that you missed a chance. You never fully appreciated the era that`s coming to a close, no matter how many times you told yourself that you`d pay more attention or get involved as soon as you found a spare moment. It`s admirable that you can do your job blindfolded, but this lesson should remind you that you`re missing a great view. Interim measures are recommended to help you through a time of transition. Float without burdens for a while, and maybe you`ll be able to invite light and clarity back into your life.
Aquarius

You love a good puzzle. Creative problem-solving plays a role in everything you do. You could unravel the great mysteries of science as well as any Nobel Prize winner. You could build a better mousetrap even if you`re not ready for the world to beat a path to your door. Self-promotion is a happy reflex for you, to the point where you might let it carry you away. You can be all too convincing while taking credit for someone else`s good idea, and only the sharp pangs of conscience could stop you. Your favorite jokes are all about yourself.
Pisces
Contain instead of expanding. You should be careful about spreading yourself too thin. If you scheduled a moving van for sometime today, consider canceling it. Cosmic conditions suggest that you hold your home together instead of scattering it to the four winds. Confusion may be a pleasant experience, although it helps if you can lay your hands on the tools to help you enjoy it. When others want to see you, let them come here instead of going out there to find them. Play host with whatever you have at your disposal. Even under duress, you still throw a fine party.