Target hit by nationwide payment outage

Published: 2019-06-15 20:28:15 UTC

[Reuters] Target Corp on Saturday said it was working on a problem that prevented customers in the United States from paying for their purchases.

Off-duty LA cop discharged gun during deadly Costco shooting

Published: 2019-06-15 20:26:17 UTC

[Associated Press] CORONA, Calif. (AP) — An off-duty Los Angeles police officer among three people injured during a shooting inside a Costco Wholesale, killing one person, discharged his firearm inside the store,...

OJ Simpson on Twitter: 'I got a little gettin' even to do.'

Published: 2019-06-15 20:00:22 UTC

[Associated Press] LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do."Simpson confirmed the new account...

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

Published: 2019-06-15 19:59:34 UTC

[Associated Press] BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents,...

Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai

Published: 2019-06-15 19:57:12 UTC

[Associated Press] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran as the other tanker...

Several civilians, dozens of fighters killed in Syria's Idlib

Published: 2019-06-15 19:48:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] The Syrian government, backed by Russia, began bombarding the last rebel-held territory of Idlib in April.

Four Democratic 2020 candidates court South Carolina's black voters

Published: 2019-06-15 19:39:05 UTC

[Reuters] Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for their party's 2020 U.S. presidential nomination appeared at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting state.

Could Donor #2065 Be My Father?

Published: 2019-06-15 19:38:23 UTC

[The New York Times] He was an Eagle Scout who had passed calculus and spoke some Mandarin. I was determined to meet him.

Flights resume at Newark after United plane skids off runway, no injuries

Published: 2019-06-15 19:16:36 UTC

[Reuters] Flights were briefly halted at New Jersey's Newark airport on Saturday after a plane skidded off a runway while landing, but no one was hurt, federal officials said.

How Hong Kong’s Leader Made the Biggest Political Retreat by China Under Xi

Published: 2019-06-15 18:54:58 UTC

[The New York Times] Limited consultation within the Hong Kong government, and none with the public, led to an unexpected setback for local authorities and China’s government.

Former student who reported rape says college betrayed her

Published: 2019-06-15 18:52:47 UTC

[Associated Press] CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He's outside the dorm. He's at the student center. He's at Starbucks.But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it...

Blast-hit Norwegian tanker's crew land in Dubai

Published: 2019-06-15 18:51:50 UTC

[Reuters] Crew members of Frontline's oil tanker Front Altair, one of two vessels attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, have landed in Dubai, the Norwegian ship's operator said on Saturday.

United Airlines Flight Skids Off Runway at Newark Airport

Published: 2019-06-15 18:48:00 UTC

[Bloomberg] A United Airlines flight skidded off the runway at Newark Airport and will be towed off the airfield after passengers leave the aircraft, the Federal Aviation ...

Russia's Putin gives China's Xi ice cream on his 66th birthday

Published: 2019-06-15 18:38:22 UTC

[Reuters] Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated his 66th birthday on Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who Xi considers a close friend and who gave Xi ice cream as a present, Chinese state media reported.

Worshippers in safety hats attend Notre-Dame's first mass since fire

Published: 2019-06-15 18:35:40 UTC

[Reuters] A small congregation in white hard hats attended mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday, the first service since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months ago.

Iran summons UK envoy over 'unfounded' tanker accusations

Published: 2019-06-15 18:21:21 UTC

[Reuters] Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after London blamed it for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the semi-official Students News Agency ISNA reported.

Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

Published: 2019-06-15 18:17:32 UTC

[Associated Press] PARIS (AP) — The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the...

"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Published: 2019-06-15 17:40:25 UTC

[Associated Press] ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and...

Bowing to pressure, Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill

Published: 2019-06-15 17:35:58 UTC

[Reuters] Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday indefinitely delayed a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after anger over the bill triggered the city's biggest and most violent street protests in decades.

11 killed, 25 hurt as explosions rock Somalia's capital

Published: 2019-06-15 17:01:39 UTC

[Associated Press] MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A pair of explosions rocked Somalia's capital and left 11 people dead, the country's police chief said Saturday, as the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab claimed...

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