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Tech stocks drag Wall Street lower at open – Yahoo Finance

By Shreyashi Sanyal(Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Monday, as Washington’s crackdown on China’s Huawei Technologies stoked fears about a hit to the broader technology sector and ratcheted up trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.Apple Inc slumped 3.3%, weighing the most on the three main indexes and driving down the S&P 500 technology…

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Well, That Was A Disaster For The Sharks – Deadspin

Photo: Josie Lepe (AP)The Sharks seem pretty, pretty boned after Sunday’s 5-0 loss to the Blues, which gives St. Louis a 3-2 series lead. And it’s not even the whole verge-of-elimination thing; San Jose has faced that before, and they’re still here. But if they’re to complete another series comeback, and win yet another Game…

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Ford to cut 7,000 jobs by August, including 900 this week – CNBC

Ford Motor said Monday that it is laying off about 7,000 managers and other salaried employees, about 10% of its white-collar workforce across the globe, as part of a restructuring plan designed to save the No. 2 automaker $600 million annually.The cuts, some of which were previously announced by the company, will be completed by…

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Game of Thrones S8 Ep 6: “The Iron Throne” Review – IGN

Fire and blood, or a dream of spring? By Laura Prudom This Game of Thrones series finale review contains spoilers for GoT S8, Ep 6, “The Iron Throne.” For more on the series finale, here’s why that A Song of Ice and Fire callback is so meaningful, the significance of Naath, and what Kit Harington and Emilia…

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Now Pixel 3a Has a Reliability Issue of Its Own – Thurrott.com

Google’s Pixel handsets have been dogged by reliability issues since the line’s inception. But there were hopes that the Pixel 3a would be different. Maybe not. According to multiple reports—I first learned about this from Android Police—owners of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are reporting that the devices randomly shut down and then…

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Ford will lay off 7,000 white-collar workers – CNN

New York (CNN Business)Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs, or about 10% of its salaried staff worldwide, as part of a cost-cutting effort it says will save the company about $600 million a year. Ford (F) says workers will begin to be notified of cuts starting Tuesday, and the terminations will be completed by the…

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US telecom regulators and Sprint, T-Mobile to agree on deal: Sources – CNBC

A T-Mobile and Sprint store sit side-by-side in a strip mall on April 30, 2018 in El Cerrito, California.Getty ImagesThe chairman of the Federal Communications Commission says he plans to recommend the agency approve the $26.5 billion merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile US and Sprint, saying it’ll speed up 5G deployment in the U.S.FCC Chairman…

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Trump dismisses report that ‘very good and highly professional’ Deutsche Bank ignored warnings that his accounts could be linked to financial crime – Business Insider

A branch of Deutsche Bank seen February 9, 2016, in Berlin. Sean Gallup/Getty Images President Donald Trump lashed out at a New York Times report Monday in which current and former Deutsche Bank employees said that concerns about activity from accounts tied to Trump in 2016 and 2017 were ignored. The report noted Trump’s long…

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Golf’s best player? Brooks, no argument – Washington Examiner

Sports fans may not realize just how astonishingly good is golfer Brooks Koepka. With his victory Sunday in the PGA Championship, the quiet man with the linebacker’s physique put himself in the most rarified company in the history of the game. The PGA was Koepka’s fourth major championship in less than 24 months, and his…

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Khloe Kardashian Isn’t Dating, But Open to Marriage Again – TMZ

Khloe Kardashian I Haven’t Given Up on Marriage … But I Have No Interest in Dating Right Now 5/20/2019 1:00 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Khloe Kardashian says as devastating as her divorce to Lamar Odom was … she’d absolutely get hitched again … but that requires a date or 2, and at least for now that’s not…

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From Brooks to Tiger, the biggest questions from the PGA – ESPN

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Leading into the PGA Championship, one player was the topic of conversation. That would be Tiger Woods. Once play began, one player was the topic of conversation: Brooks Koepka.So, after watching Koepka defend his PGA Championship for his fourth major in his past eight tries, it’s fair to ask: What’s his ceiling?…

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Pixel 3a and 3a XL Phones Are Randomly Shutting Down – Tom’s Guide

Google’s new budget Pixel 3a phones have received rave reviews since launch. However, the newest members of the Pixel line seem to have not only inherited the features and looks of the standard Pixel 3s, but also their bugginess. Credit: Tom’s GuideAround the internet, Pixel 3a users are reporting that their phones are shutting themselves…

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Hindu groups to double down on demands as Modi set for big win – Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A Hindu temple on a disputed site, life in jail for killing cows and ending the autonomy of India’s only Muslim-majority state are some demands Hindu groups plan to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi on if he wins the general election as expected. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of the Vishva Hindu Parishad…

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Trump rejects New York Times report on Deutsche Bank transactions – Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of Realtors’ Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, U.S., May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a New York Times report that raised questions about multiple Deutsche Bank transactions involving entities controlled by him and his son-in-law Jared…

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Putting a price tag on 737 MAX grounding – Seeking Alpha

Ryanair (NASDAQ:RYAAY) is the latest airline to warn that profit this year would be dented by the global grounding of Boeing’s (NYSE:BA) 737 MAX. The European discount carrier was due to receive its first MAX planes this spring, which would have provided more seats and greater fuel efficiency, but has now pushed off deliveries until…

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How good is the Game of Thrones finale? – BBC News

Warning: contains spoilers about the final episode of series 8.One day, a prestige HBO drama will likely be made out of the momentous fall-out from last week’s penultimate Game of Thrones episode. After fans expressed growing discontent with the show, the decision to have Daenerys torch the whole of King’s Landing and its citizens with…

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Blues move to brink of Cup final with 5-0 win over Sharks – Fox News

St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko (91) celebrates a goal with the bench in the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe) From last in the league in early January all the…

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Moondust Could Cloud Our Lunar Ambitions – WIRED

In the public imagination, the American astronauts who landed on the moon five decades ago were square-jawed superhumans, not the types to worry about something as banal as housekeeping. But they did, obsessively. Each time they got back to the Apollo Lunar Module after a moonwalk, they were shocked at how much dust they’d tracked…

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‘All out warfare’: Hundreds take the streets in Alabama in abortion ban protest – USA TODAY

CLOSE Gov. Kay Ivey fields questions about an Alabama abortion bill during a press gaggle Wednesday at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Brad Harper, Montgomery AdvertiserMONTGOMERY, Ala. — A column of protesters stretching two blocks long marched down Dexter Avenue under the Alabama sun on Sunday, chanting their to the Alabama State Capitol.”Your body, your choice,” they yelled, in…

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Google has blocked Huawei from using Android in any new phones – MIT Technology Review

It’s part of the fallout from the US government’s decision to add Huawei to a trade blacklist last Thursday.The news: Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software, and technical services, except those publicly available via open-source licensing, Reuters reports.What does that mean? Anyone who currently owns a Huawei handset…

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Oil is rallying on supply worries after Trump threatens the ‘official end of Iran’ – Business Insider

REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani Crude oil jumped Monday after President Donald Trump threatened Iran and oil producers signaled they would maintain supply cuts. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran,” Trump tweeted. “Never threaten the United States again!” The OPEC cartel of oil-producing countries plans to reduce inventories “gently” with an…

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Transgender woman attacked in April found dead on Dallas street – CNN

(CNN)A transgender woman whose April assault made national news was found dead on a Dallas, Texas, street Saturday morning, police said.Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 7200 block of Valley Glen Drive at around 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Dallas Police Major Vincent Weddington said.”Upon arrival, officers found the complainant lying face down…

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Breast Cancer rates can be lower woman’s breast cancer risk according to study by the American Society of Clinical Oncology – CBS News

A new cancer study made headlines this week as researchers found that a low-fat diet helps reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer. The findings of this large, long-term study could have life changing results for millions of women. Tali Lando, a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon, was diagnosed with an advanced breast cancer…

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Commencement Speaker Stuns Grads, Promise to Pay Off Their Student Loans – Snopes.com

A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans — estimated at $40 million. Robert F. Smith, this year’s commencement speaker, made the announcement while addressing nearly 400 graduating seniors of the all-male historically black college in…

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[Update x3: Official Huawei/Honor statement] Future Huawei phones reportedly won’t have access to Google services, including the Play Store – Android Police

Last week, the United States added Huawei to its ‘Entity List’, meaning US companies can’t do business with Huawei without explicit government approval. A report from Reuters claims Google is ceasing most partnerships with Huawei, and future phones from the company won’t have access to the Play Store and other services. Reuters claims that Google…

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Iraqi Shiite figures warn US-Iran war could ‘burn’ Iraq – Fox News

Map locates the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq.; BAGHDAD – Leading Iraqi Shiite figures warned Monday against attempts to pull their country into a war between the U.S. and Iran, saying it would turn Iraq into a battlefield yet again, just as it is on the path to recovery.The warning came hours after a rocket…

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India’s election has left the country more divided than ever – CNN

(CNN)The wait has begun. Polling in India’s marathon elections concluded at the weekend, with the results due on May 23. Private polling commissioned by Indian media outlets points to a second term for the incumbent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), although, given the patchy record of these polls, which have…

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‘Earthworm Dilemma’ Has Climate Scientists Racing to Keep Up – The New York Times

Worms are wriggling into Earth’s northernmost forests, creating major unknowns for climate-change models. ImageThe world’s boreal forests have been largely earthworm-free since the last Ice Age. But as invaders arrive and burrow into the leaf litter, they free up carbon and may accelerate climate change.CreditCreditCristina Gonzalez SevillejaCindy Shaw, a carbon-research scientist with the Canadian Forest…

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Infineon suspends shipments to Huawei: Nikkei – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: A close-up of the Infineon microcontroller kit XMC 4700 at an exhibition during the semiconductor manufacturer Infineon’s annual shareholder meeting in Munich, Germany February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Andreas GebertFRANKFURT (Reuters) – German chipmaker Infineon has suspended shipments to Huawei Technologies, in a sign that Washington’s crackdown on the Chinese tech company is beginning to…

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Real or Not? Mets suffer the worst weekend of the season – ESPN

10:04 PM ETDavid SchoenfieldESPN Senior Writer CloseSenior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995The New York Mets just had the worst weekend of the season. Not the worst weekend for the Mets, the worst weekend of any team in the majors.They went into Miami with a…

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Kaiser’s unexpected speed guns down Alonso in Last Row Shootout – INDYCAR

INDIANAPOLIS – For a moment, the mood surrounding Fernando Alonso had lightened from previous days at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His qualifying run completed Sunday, Alonso signed autographs and took selfies with fans – even chatted with an Indiana state trooper – and appeared ready to accept the 33rd and final starting position for the 103rd…

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China Tech Can’t Spend Its Way Out of This Mess – Yahoo Finance

View photosChina Tech Can’t Spend Its Way Out of This Mess(Bloomberg Opinion) — Queen Elsa of “Frozen” might have some advice for those Chinese technology giants nostalgic for the fairy-tale days of fast growth and fat profits: “Let it go, let it go.”Recent earnings reports from Baidu Inc., Alibaba Group Holding Co. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. show…

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Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s Departing Mayor, in His Own Words – The New York Times

ImageRahm Emanuel, Chicago’s departing mayor, at City Hall.CreditCreditAlyssa Schukar for The New York TimesCHICAGO — Rahm Emanuel, the departing mayor of Chicago, is not slipping away quietly.Instead, Mr. Emanuel, who is due on Monday to turn leadership of the nation’s third-largest city over to his elected successor, Lori Lightfoot, is ending his stint in Chicago…

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BREAKING: Several officers shot in Auburn, search continues for suspect – WKRG News 5

AUBURN, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE: (5:27 a.m.) An Auburn police officer has died following a shooting late Sunday night.Two other Auburn police officers were seriously injured, according Auburn Police Chief Paul Register.”This is my worst day,” Chief Register told reporters early Monday morning.Original Article:An Emergency BLUE Alert has been issued after several Auburn officers were…

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The high and low points of Game of Thrones’ final episode – The Verge

Warning: spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones’ finale, “The Iron Throne.” Game of Thrones’ finale left us with a lot to talk about. Like the rest of the eighth and final season, it moved startlingly quickly, skipping ahead weeks at a time and blitzing past some major plot points. At the same time, it finally…

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Pixel 3a and 3a XL randomly shut down for some users – Android Police

Pixels have always had a considerable amount of issues, making some phone enthusiasts wary of them. We’ve even dedicated an unofficial bug tracker for the Pixel 3 here at Android Police to monitor the problems we’ve encountered. With the Pixel 3a and 3a XL being far from Google’s first attempt at smartphone manufacturing, we’ve been…

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Trump allies mobilize against congressman’s impeachment revolt – CNN

(CNN)Republicans are moving fast to squelch Justin Amash’s rebellion against Donald Trump before his conclusion that the President “engaged in impeachable conduct” — the first by a GOP lawmaker — can gather momentum.But Democrats who want a more hardline strategy against the President are seizing on the Michigan congressman’s sudden intervention to pile pressure on…

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Australia’s China Challenge – The New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — In a gold-curtained meeting room in Sydney, the Chinese consul general appealed to a closed-door gathering of about 100 people, all of them Australian residents and citizens of Chinese ancestry.He called on the group to help shape public opinion during a coming visit of China’s prime minister, Li Keqiang, in part by…

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Game of Thrones Fans Spot Water Bottle in Series Finale – IGN

Even Grand Maesters need to stay hydrated. By Colin Stevens Spoiler Warning: spoiler for the series finale of Game of Thrones ahead. Eagle-eyed Game of Thrones fans spotted a plastic water bottle that accidentally made it into a shot of the series finale. The water bottle, which can be seen in the image below, was…

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U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, angering Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies. FILE PHOTO: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) transits in the…

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Why Dubs should be happy Raptors beat Bucks in Game 3 – NBCSports.com

Draymond Green went viral for all the right reasons on Saturday night. The Warriors’ do-it-all forward was all over the place in Golden State’s 110-99 Game 3 win over the Trail Blazers. He scored 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished 12 assists, and swiped four steals.  His leadership, however, stole the show. After the win, Green turned…

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Pete Buttigieg says Trump’s ‘grotesque’ tweets, insults don’t bother him: ‘I don’t care’ – Fox News

Town Hall with Pete Buttigieg: Part 2Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg discusses Americans accepting a gay president, reaching minority voters, fighting Twitter attacks from President Trump and his decision to appear on Fox News with moderator Chris Wallace in Claremont, New Hampshire.Mayor Pete Buttigieg gave a simple three-word response to how he would…

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Galaxy Note 10 Exclusive Exposes Samsung’s Exciting Smartphone – Forbes

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is coming soon and it is packed with exciting upgrades. But following news of one concerning flaw, the problems are now multiplying.  Samsung Galaxy Note 10 concept based on leaks PhoneArena Taking to Twitter, popular Samsung insider Ice Universe has revealed the Galaxy Note 10 won’t be the game-changer many were…

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AMD says its chips are immune to crippling new vulnerabilities – Engadget

Continuing with the bad news for Intel, Linux-specialist site Phoronix ran tests showing that the patches can significantly impact performance. Intel machines ran 16 percent slower on average with the new updates installed and hyper-threading enabled, compared to a 3 percent hit on AMD chips.To make matters worse, Apple and Google have advised Intel users…

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Fresh Pixel 4 concept images show Google what users want – Notebookcheck.net

Reviews, News, CPU, GPU, Articles, Columns, Other “or” search relation.Accessory, AMD, Android, Apple, ARM, Audio, Bay Trail, Business, Cannon Lake, Charts, Chinese Tech, Chromebook, Coffee Lake, Console, Convertible / 2-in-1, Cryptocurrency, Cyberlaw, Deal, Desktop, Fail, Gadget, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S, Gamecheck, Gaming, Geforce, Google Nexus / Pixel, How To, Ice Lake, Internet of Things (IoT),…

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Huawei CFO house arrest contrasts with Canadians detained in China – Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou described her house arrest in Vancouver as “restricted to a limited space” even as she spent her past six months in a six-bedroom, multi-million dollar Canadian home. FILE PHOTO: Huawei’s Financial Chief Meng Wanzhou leaves her family home in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 8, 2019.…

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Asian shares steady after slump, oil jumps on Saudi comments – Investing.com

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at an electronic board showing the Nikkei stock index outside a brokerage in Tokyo By Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares clawed back some of last week’s losses as investors cheered apparent election wins for conservative incumbents in Australia and India, while broader global trade worries eased…

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Trump: ‘I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons’ | TheHill – The Hill

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: ‘I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons’ Rocket attack hits Baghdad’s Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: ‘I don’t care’ MORE said in a Sunday night Fox News interview that he doesn’t want to go to war with Iran but emphasized he will never allow the nation to develop…

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US Navy ship sails past Chinese-claimed reef in South China Sea – ABC News

A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed within 12 miles of the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea on Monday in a challenge to China’s maritime territorial claims that will likely set off renewed Chinese complaints. “The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble conducted a Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea, May 20.…

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Trump says tariffs are causing companies to move out of China – CNBC

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of Realtors Legislative Meeting and Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, May 17, 2019.Olivier Douliery | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesU.S. President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in…

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500 drivers’ fiancées wear t-shirts in support of abortion rights – WTHR

Published: May 19th, 2019 – 11:55am (EDT)Updated: May 19th, 2019 – 1:04pm (EDT)SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WTHR) – Some of the drivers’ significant others wore T-shirts that said, “Not YOUR Body, Not YOUR Choice” on qualifying day for the Indianapolis 500.Ashley Welch and Hailey McDermott, the fiancées of Team Penske drivers Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud, were…

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AP Exclusive: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are engaged – SF Gate

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press Updated 11:34 pm PDT, Sunday, May 19, 2019 FILE – In this April 22, 2019, file photo, Colin Jost, left, and Scarlett Johansson arrive at the premiere of “Avengers: Endgame” at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Wedding bells are in the future for actress Scarlett Johansson and Saturday Night Live’s Colin…

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5/19: Edward Wong, Peter Baker, James Bouie, Kirsten Soltis Anderson – Face the Nation

Published on May 19, 2019Missed the second half of the show? The latest on on the increasingly crowded field of 2020 democratic candidates and a look at the Trump administration’s hostile approach to Iran.Subscribe to the”Face the Nation” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1SUQc68Watch Full Episodes of “Face the Nation” HERE: http://cbsn.ws/20pbkSFFollow “Face the Nation” on Instagram HERE:…

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Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist – source – One America News Network

FILE PHOTO: Visitors walk past Huawei’s booth during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo May 20, 2019 By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source…

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Google quietly shelves custom Pixel phone cases – Engadget

The company introduced Live Cases back in early 2016 for the Nexus 5X, 6 and 6P, using a clever NFC feature to provide wallpaper that matched the shell on your phone. Google dropped NFC when the Pixel 2 rolled around, and switched to its photo-based My Cases for the Pixel 3.While the move is unfortunate…

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Meeting of California officials descends into physical brawl | TheHill – The Hill

A meeting of local government officials from across California dissolved into violence Saturday involving at least seven people, according to the Los Angeles Times.While law enforcement could not immediately determine who started the fight, Commerce, Calif. Mayor John Soria said in a written statement backed up by several witnesses that the fight involved members of…

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Intel and Qualcomm reportedly join Google in Huawei ban – The Verge

Huawei’s bad weekend is turning worse as the company’s American suppliers are all falling in line with a US government edict banning them from doing business with the company. Bloomberg now reports that Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom, three of the world’s leading chip designers and suppliers, are cutting off their dealings with Huawei, effective immediately.…

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