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  • Christie says his campaign for president feels familiar
    Christie says his campaign for president feels familiar Associated Press - 16 minutes ago

    ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) — Six years ago, New Jersey's Chris Christie was a longshot candidate for governor, taking on a wealthy incumbent in an overwhelmingly Democratic state. … More »

  • Witness: Man killed by police told officers 'shoot me'
    Witness: Man killed by police told officers 'shoot me' Associated Press - 22 minutes ago

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two witnesses said an unarmed Mexican immigrant fatally shot by police in Washington state fought with an officer, threw rocks and told officers to shoot him before they opened fire, documents released Wednesday show. … More »

  • Diabetes drug helps people lose weight: study
    Diabetes drug helps people lose weight: study AFP News - 23 minutes ago

    Liraglutide, an injectable diabetes drug that US regulators approved last year for weight loss, helped obese people lose an average of 18 pounds (eight kilograms), a yearlong study said. Most patients were able to keep the weight off for the … More »

  • California law decried after black woman's 'lynching' arre …
    California law decried after black woman's 'lynching' arre … Associated Press - 24 minutes ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn't charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace. … More »

  • Ex-NY senator gets 7 years in prison for mayoral race plot
    Ex-NY senator gets 7 years in prison for mayoral race plot Associated Press - 25 minutes ago

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election. … More »

  • Images show Chinese airstrip on man-made Spratly island nearly finishe …
    Images show Chinese airstrip on man-made Spratly island nearly finishe … Reuters - 35 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - China has almost finished building a 3,000-metre-long (10,000-foot) airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new satellite photographs of the area show. A U.S. military … More »

  • The Latest: Moody's downgrades Greece to Caa3
    The Latest: Moody's downgrades Greece to Caa3 Associated Press - 42 minutes ago

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): ___ 3 a.m. President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are discussing ways to keep Greece in the eurozone. The two leaders ... … More »

  • Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases
    Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases AFP News - 52 minutes ago

    Liberia said Wednesday a teenager who died of Ebola fever had spread the virus to at least two more people, confirming the first outbreak of the tropical disease for months. Health officials told AFP the infected pair had been in physical contact … More »

  • Rakuten buys tour marketplace Voyagin to gear up for 2020 Tokyo Olympics …
    Rakuten buys tour marketplace Voyagin to gear up for 2020 Tokyo Olympics … Tech in Asia - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    Rakuten paid more than US$3.48 million for the tour marketplace. Expect more of such deals in the online travel space in the future. … More »

  • Former US federal agent pleads guilty in Silk Road case
    Former US federal agent pleads guilty in Silk Road case AFP News - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    A former federal agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing Bitcoins while working undercover on a US government investigation of Silk Road, and to soliciting payment from the online black market's operator. Force is one of two federal agents so … More »

  • S. Korea reports new MERS case after four days of hiatus
    S. Korea reports new MERS case after four days of hiatus AFP News - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    South Korea on Thursday reported a new case of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, after four days in which no cases were spotted. It brought to 183 the total number of people diagnosed with MERS in the largest … More »

  • Former US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoids prison
    Former US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoids prison Associated Press - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoided prison time Wednesday for felony election law violations, with a judge handing down a suspended sentence provided she successfully completes three years of … More »

  • French star Cisse to pay Greece taxes - report
    French star Cisse to pay Greece taxes - report AFP News - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    French striker Djibril Cisse has agreed to settle a tax debt to the Greek state through a new measure allowing it to be paid in 100 instalments, the sport24.gr website reported Wednesday. Cisse, the former French international who plays for JS … More »

  • Copa final 'not war' says Mascherano
    Copa final 'not war' says Mascherano AFP News - 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    Argentina star Javier Mascherano called for calm on Wednesday as the countdown to this weekend's Copa America final against fierce rivals Chile got under way. Two teams desperate to succeed will collide in Santiago on Saturday with hosts Chile … More »

  • IAEA says Iran uranium stockpile reduced, but questions remain
    IAEA says Iran uranium stockpile reduced, but questions remain Reuters - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    Iran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium gas dropped below the maximum level required under a 2013 interim nuclear agreement with world powers, a U.N. report showed, but a U.S. think-tank suggested Tehran had not entirely met its obligations. The … More »

  • New Mexico governor denounces Trump's comments
    New Mexico governor denounces Trump's comments Associated Press - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez denounced GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexican immigrants and called his comments "horrible." … More »

  • Federer, Murray, Nadal eye third round
    Federer, Murray, Nadal eye third round AFP News - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal target places in the Wimbledon third round on Thursday following a dramatic third day which had seen record temperatures and the evacuation of Centre Court. Seven-time champion Federer faces America's … More »

  • Mayor: Chicago school cuts include layoffs, less maintenance
    Mayor: Chicago school cuts include layoffs, less maintenance Associated Press - 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts — including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation — to the nation's third-largest school district Wednesday, one day after the district paid a $634 … More »

  • Michigan senators spar over Juneteenth slavery resolution
    Michigan senators spar over Juneteenth slavery resolution Associated Press - 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A proposed Michigan legislative resolution recognizing a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery is on hold because Republican leaders are uncomfortable with the language, spurring criticism from the measure's black sponsor … More »

  • Defiant Greek PM vows referendum will go ahead
    Defiant Greek PM vows referendum will go ahead AFP News - 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed Wednesday to press ahead with a controversial bailout referendum as European leaders ruled out any fresh debt offer before Sunday's vote. Hours after Greece became the first advanced economy to default on … More »

 
  • Singapore PM grilled by activist in defamation case
    Singapore PM grilled by activist in defamation case

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong insisted he was defamed and sought aggravated damages on Wednesday from an activist who grilled the leader in court for seven hours as part of a civil case. Lee said the defendant, Roy Ngerng, had been "insincere" in his apologies and continued to worsen his original libel by repeating false allegations in blogs and a YouTube video clip. Lee sued Ngerng in May 2014 after the blogger accused him of misusing public funds, a sensitive issue for officials in the city-state known to have the least corrupt government in Asia.

  • The Edge confirms receiving show cause letter

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Edge has confirmed that it has received a show cause letter from the Home Ministry. Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Edge Media Group, Ho Kay Tat said the ministry has given them seven days s to provide a written explanation on why actions should not be taken against The Edge Malaysia and The Edge Financial Daily under the Printing Presses and Publication Act 1984. “We are accused of publishing articles on 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) that have created confusion and doubts about the Government and our financial institutions. “The letter did not specify the articles,” he said in a statement tonight. Ho said the media group had been reporting on 1MDB since it was known as Terengganu Investment Authority (TIA) and in the last six months, and had published more than 300 articles on 1MDB from various sources - Bernama, Bloomberg, Reuters, Singapore Business Times, Euromoney as well as through their own reporting in their from the media channels in The Edge Media Group. “We will be compiling them to help any investigation into our alleged offences.

  • Singapore PM takes to the stand for hours in blogger defamation case
    Singapore PM takes to the stand for hours in blogger defamation case

    By Rujun Shen SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took the stand for nearly seven hours on Wednesday, answering questions from a blogger he has successfully sued for defamation as the Supreme Court tried to decide how much he should be paid in damages. Lee sued Roy Ngerng, 34, for a blog last year in which the defendant was alleged to have implicated Lee in impropriety in connection with how funds in Singapore's mandatory retirement savings scheme are managed. Its leaders have previously sued or settled out of court with foreign media for alleged defamation, but this is the first time a blogger has faced such action.