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Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job as domestic violence reports emerge - 18 Jun 2019 at 3:11pm - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday he had withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military as reports of domestic violence in his family surfaced, stoking uncertainty about the leadership of the Pentagon as tensions with Iran rise.

Wall St. rises as mood on trade again turns optimistic, nears record high - 18 Jun 2019 at 3:06pm - Wall Street surged on Tuesday and the S&P 500 approached a record high after Washington rekindled trade talks with Beijing, boosting sentiment along with growing investor confidence that the Fed will cut interest rates this year.

White House considered demoting Fed's Powell: report - 18 Jun 2019 at 3:03pm - Lawyers at the White House earlier this year explored the legality of stripping Jerome Powell of his Federal Reserve chairmanship and demoting him to be just one of as many as seven governors of the U.S. central bank, according to a report from Bloomberg News published on Tuesday.

Boeing 737 MAX boosted by IAG plan to order 200 jets - 18 Jun 2019 at 3:03pm - Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jet received a boost on Tuesday after British Airways-owner IAG signed a letter of intent to order 200 of the planes and said it was confident that it would return to service in the coming months.

Boost for Boeing as BA owner backs grounded jet with 200-plane order - 18 Jun 2019 at 3:03pm - Boeing won a major vote of confidence at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday as British Airways owner IAG signed a letter of intent to buy 200 of its 737 MAX jets that have been grounded since March after two deadly crashes.

U.S. farmers may need more aid if trade deals stall during election season: l... - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:59pm - Farmers may need a third round of government aid next year if political in-fighting during the 2020 U.S. election cycle prevents the Trump administration from landing trade deals and reopening top export markets, the head of the largest U.S. farm lobby said on Tuesday.

Trump to launch re-election campaign in battleground state of Florida - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:56pm - President Donald Trump on Tuesday formally launches what may be an uphill battle to persuade voters to give him four more years in office, as he bets a strong U.S. economy will outweigh voter concerns about his unorthodox style and polarizing policies.

Sandy Hook shooting: Father of murdered boy wins defamation suit against cons... - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:48pm - The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened.       

Hawaiian, Southwest, Allegiant top Forbes list of fastest airlines in the U.S. - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:47pm - Hawaiian, Southwest and Allegiant airlines topped the list that measured efficiency and government on-time percentage rates.       

Egyptian ex-president Mursi buried in Cairo as Islamists mourn - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:46pm - Modern Egypt's first democratically elected leader, Mohamed Mursi, was buried in a small family ceremony on Tuesday, a day after suffering a fatal heart attack in court at a Cairo prison, his sons said.

Three charged with hate crime after 'mob' attack on gay couple outs... - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:45pm - The couple has posted a GoFundMe to cover the medical costs for the victim, Braden Brecht. He is uninsured.       

Trump says he will replace acting Defense chief Patrick Shanahan - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:43pm - President Trump said he would not nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his Defense secretary.       

McConnell would prefer confirmed defense secretary given Iran tensions - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:42pm - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday it would be better to have a Senate-confirmed defense secretary than someone serving in just an acting capacity given tensions between the United States and Iran.

Amazing photo shows dogs 'sledding on water' amid Greenland ice melt - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:42pm - This stunning photo – taken by scientists on the melting Greenland ice sheet last week – shows how unusually warm it's been in the Arctic.       

Exclusive: Overruling his experts, Pompeo keeps Saudis off U.S. child soldier... - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:38pm - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts' findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen?s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter.

Trump creates doubt over use of U.S. force to protect Gulf oil - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:34pm - U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb but left open whether he would back the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies that Washington fears may be under threat by Iran.

Soldier's FaceTime call has the best ending - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:34pm - National Guardsman Tony Grier was so nervous to pull off this homecoming for his partner, he asked for an emergency beer to get through each anxious moment.       

Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:29pm - President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

Dominican Republic deaths: What we know, including two more US tourists incid... - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:11pm - Here's everything we know about tourist deaths and concerning incidents in the Dominican Republic so far.       

U.S. Justice Dept. keeps Manafort in federal custody, citing health, personal... - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:04pm - Convicted felon Paul Manafort will remain in federal custody, a U.S. Justice Department official said on Tuesday, citing concerns about the "health and personal safety" of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman if he was transferred to a local facility in New York.

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advances on Britain's top job - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:51pm - Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advanced on the prize of Britain's top political job on Tuesday, winning 40 percent of votes in the second round of a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.

Pompeo: U.S. President Trump does not want war with Iran - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:50pm - The United States will maintain its pressure campaign on Iran and continue to deter aggression in the region but does not want the conflict with Tehran to escalate, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

U.S.'s Hook to meet European officials on Iran in Paris next week - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:49pm - U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook plans to travel to Paris next week for talks about Iran with senior British, French and German officials, a senior European diplomat and another source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Nvidia boosts self-driving AI business with Volvo trucks deal - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:46pm - Sweden's AB Volvo is joining forces with Nvidia Corp to develop artificial intelligence used in self-driving trucks, in a boost for the U.S. chipmaker that was dropped by Tesla Inc last year.

Would you trust Facebook with your money? What Libra cryptocurrency means fo... - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:45pm - Facebook revealed it will launch a digital currency similar to Bitcoin, called Libra. Here's what that move might means for its users.       

Women's sex toy maker sues New York City subway, calls ad ban sexist - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:44pm - A new lawsuit asks why New York City's subway accepts advertisements depicting erectile dysfunction, bare buttocks, inflatable plastic breasts, "Kyng"-sized condoms and cactuses shaped like phalluses, but is refusing ads for women's sex toys.

Neo-Nazi teen who threatened Prince Harry jailed for online 'terrorist&a... - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:39pm - Two teens have been sentenced to prison for neo-Nazi posts including one that threatened to assassinate Prince Harry and deemed him a "race traitor."       

White House's Kudlow: U.S. looking for 'enforceable' trade deal with China - Fox - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:38pm - The United States wants to continue trade discussions with China that focus on structural changes and enforcement mechanisms when talks continue late this month during the G20 summit in Japan, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday.

U.S., China rekindle trade talks ahead of Trump-Xi G20 meeting - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:38pm - China and the United States are rekindling trade talks ahead of a meeting next week between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, cheering financial markets with hope that an escalating trade war between the two countries would abate.

Huskies travel to Lake Louise for amazing view - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:35pm - Dogs are man's best friend, but also make great travel buddies. These huskies are taking in the the breathtaking view of Lake Louise in Canada.