US National Security Advisor Bolton says North Korean missile tests violate UN resolution

US National Security Advisor Bolton says North Korean missile tests violate UN resolution

National Security Adviser John Bolton. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, John Bolton, said on Saturday there was “no doubt” North Korea’s recent test missile launches violated United Nations resolutions. “The U.N. resolution prohibits the launch of any ballistic missiles,” Bolton said at a press round table in Tokyo ahead of a four-day state visit to Japan by Trump. Earlier this month, North Korean leader Kim Jong…

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Federal judge in California halts Trump plan to build parts of US-Mexico border wall

Federal judge in California halts Trump plan to build parts of US-Mexico border wall

President Donald Trump speaks during an inspection of border wall prototypes in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. MANDEL NGAN | AFP | Getty Images A federal judge blocked on Friday President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration’s efforts to redirect military-designated funds for wall construction. His order…

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Progress reported in race to find vaccine for deadly hog disease spreading across China

Progress reported in race to find vaccine for deadly hog disease spreading across China

The race is underway to find a vaccine that can control African swine fever, a highly contagious and deadly viral infection ravaging China’s hog population. No treatment or effective vaccine is available for the swine fever, but some encouraging news was reported this week. A government-run research facility in China developed two vaccine candidates that were proven in laboratory tests to provide immunity to the deadly pig disease, Reuters said Friday, citing a report originally…

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Lifestyle author Jane Buckingham pleads guilty in the college admissions cheating scheme

Lifestyle author Jane Buckingham pleads guilty in the college admissions cheating scheme

Jane Buckingham, founder and chief executive officer of Trendera, left, exits federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, May 24, 2019. Scott Eisen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Three California parents have pleaded guilty in the college admissions cheating scheme. Marjorie Klapper, Jane Buckingham and Robert Flaxman pleaded guilty in Boston on Friday to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Klapper was charged with paying $15,000 to…

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Uber’s first employee, Ryan Graves, is leaving the board

Uber’s first employee, Ryan Graves, is leaving the board

Ryan Graves was Uber’s first full-time CEO and employee, who was last senior vice president of global operations before announcing he would step down in August 2017. Graves said at that time he would remain on the board during the search for the replacement of his CEO successor, Travis Kalanick. Uber Uber said in a Friday filing that Ryan Graves, its first employee, is leaving the company’s board, effective Monday. Graves was the company’s first…

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‘Here we go again’: Judge blocks Mississippi ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

‘Here we go again’: Judge blocks Mississippi ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

Abortionrights activist gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against the recent abortion laws passed across the country in recent weeks. Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Washington, D.C. Aurora Samerio | NurPhoto | Getty Images A federal judge in Mississippi on Friday blocked a state law that would have banned abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The Mississippi law is one among a number…

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China’s ‘nuclear option’ in Trump’s trade war, explained

China’s ‘nuclear option’ in Trump’s trade war, explained

China is currently the largest holder of U.S. government debt. It now owns $1.12 trillion in U.S. Treasury bonds. If China decided to sell off its U.S. government debt holdings as a form of retaliation in the ongoing trade war with the U.S. and President Donald Trump, it could upend global financial markets and drive U.S. interest rates higher.  That’s a measure some have started calling China’s “nuclear option.” China, however, has several reasons why…

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Trump approves massive arms deals to Saudi Arabia and UAE amid Iran tensions

Trump approves massive arms deals to Saudi Arabia and UAE amid Iran tensions

U.S. Army infantryman fires a Javelin shoulder-fired anti-tank missile during a combined arms live fire exercise as part of Exercise Eastern Action 2019 at Al-Ghalail Range in Qatar, Nov. 14, 2018. US Army photo WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified Congress of the…

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Apple bought a start-up that was working on monitoring asthma in children

Apple bought a start-up that was working on monitoring asthma in children

Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple has acquired Tueo Health, a small start-up that was developing a system to help parents monitor asthma symptoms in sleeping children, according to a person familiar with the deal. It’s unclear how much Apple paid for Tueo Health. The start-up raised a small seed round of $1.1 million in funding in 2017. Tueo’s CEO and co-founder Bronwyn Harris and chief operating officer Anura Patil changed their employer…

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Trade and the economy have become the new roller coaster for markets

Trade and the economy have become the new roller coaster for markets

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange May 7, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Trade headlines could be a big factor for markets in the week ahead, but investors will also be attuned to fresh inflation data and moves in the bond market, which is flashing new worries about the economy. Stocks were on a roller-coaster ride in the past week, as markets reacted to worsening trade tensions and concerns that…

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