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Despite Opposition, ICE Looks to Open New Immigration Detention Facilities in California

Despite Opposition, ICE Looks to Open New Immigration Detention Facilities in CaliforniaThe plan comes as border patrol considers flying migrant families to other locations

Sun, 19 May 2019 11:37:48 -0400
Is Biden out of touch?: Today's Toon

Is Biden out of touch?: Today's ToonWant to keep up with USA TODAY's editorial cartoons? Bookmark this page. We'll update it frequently.

Sun, 19 May 2019 14:12:52 -0400
GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slide as worries about Huawei fallout mount

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slide as worries about Huawei fallout mountGlobal equity markets fell on Monday as a U.S. crackdown on China's Huawei Technologies led chipmaker stocks in Europe and on Wall Street to slide on fears of a widening trade war, while the dollar was steady before fresh insight on the Federal Reserve's interest rates policies this week. China accused the United States of harboring "extravagant expectations" for a trade deal, underlining the gulf between the two sides as the U.S. action last week against Huawei began to hit the global tech sector. Alphabet Inc's Google suspended some business with Huawei, Reuters reported, and Lumentum Holdings Inc, a major supplier of Apple Inc's face ID technology, said it had discontinued all shipments to Huawei.

Mon, 20 May 2019 16:37:16 -0400
PHOTOS: Gun attack at bar in Brazil

PHOTOS: Gun attack at bar in BrazilA gang of gunmen reportedly attacked a bar in the capital of Brazil's northern Par state Sunday afternoon, and authorities said 11 people were killed.

Mon, 20 May 2019 09:03:36 -0400
Rocket attack hits near US Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone

Rocket attack hits near US Embassy in Baghdad's Green ZoneBAGHDAD (AP) A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

Sun, 19 May 2019 19:13:16 -0400
Fifth Guatemalan child dies in US immigration custody

Fifth Guatemalan child dies in US immigration custodyA 16-year-old boy died Monday at a Border Patrol station in Texas, becoming the fifth child from Guatemala to die since December after being apprehended by US border patrol agents. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the teen, who was detained in south Texas's Rio Grande Valley on May 13 after crossing the border, was found unresponsive at the agency's Weslaco Station during a welfare check.

Tue, 21 May 2019 01:01:24 -0400
Mountain region of Slovakia named best destination in Europe 2019: Lonely Planet

Mountain region of Slovakia named best destination in Europe 2019: Lonely PlanetA wild, rugged, mountainous region of Slovakia dotted with plunging waterfalls and lakes and hiking trails has been named the top European destination of 2019 by the travel experts at Lonely Planet.

Mon, 20 May 2019 17:16:00 -0400
Trump reacts angrily to New York Times report on Deutsche Bank transactions

Trump reacts angrily to New York Times report on Deutsche Bank transactions* Paper detailed staff concerns over Trump and Kushner entities * President claims he doesnt need banks or money from RussiaDonald Trump described the reporting as phony and called Deutsche Bank very good and highly professional. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty ImagesDonald Trump sought on Monday to discredit a New York Times report that Deutsche Bank employees flagged concerns over transactions involving legal entities controlled by the president and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.The Times said the nature of the transactions was not clear and that the bank ultimately took no action. Some of the transactions involved money flowing back and forth with overseas entities or individuals, some in Russia.Trump claimed he did not need or want banks and does not receive money from Russia.Congress and New York state are investigating the relationship between Trump, his family and Deutsche Bank, and demanding documents related to any suspicious activity.Trump has sued in court in an attempt to block House subpoenas for his financial records that were sent to Deutsche Bank, Capital One and the accounting firm Mazars.The Times report said anti-money-laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog.Citing five current and former Deutsche Bank employees, the report said executives at the German-based bank, which has lent billions to Trump and Kushner companies, rejected the advice and the reports were never filed.Earlier this month, the Times obtained tax information which showed his businesses lost more than $1bn from 1985 to 1994. Trump has refused to release more recent tax returns or to comply with House subpoenas for them.Trump rejected and ridiculed that story. In his Monday tweets, he claimed not to need banks as he made a lot of money and buys everything for cash.He also said the fake media always uses unnamed sources (because their sources dont even exist).But one former Deutsche Bank employee, Tammy McFadden, who reviewed some of the transactions, spoke to the Times on the record. She said she was fired last year after raising concerns about the banks practices, the Times said.McFadden said concerns she raised included contacts between Kushner Companies and Russian individuals in summer 2016. Deutsche Bank has been fined for laundering billions of dollars for Russians.In his report on Russian election interference released in redacted form last month, special counsel Robert Mueller did not find that Trump conspired with Moscow. But he did lay out extensive contacts between Trump aides and Russia.On Monday, Trump tweeted: The new big story is that Trump made a lot of money and buys everything for cash, he doesnt need banks. But where did he get all of that cash? Could it be Russia? No, I built a great business and dont need banks, but if I did they would be there.Trump also called the Times reporting phony and called Deutsche Bank very good and highly professional.Deutsche Bank denied the report but it contributed to shares falling to a record low. Shares in the German lender were down by 2.8% at the time of writing. The bank was recently forced to abandon merger plans with Commerzbank. It has also struggled to turn around its corporate and investment arms.The Times said the transactions in question, some of which involved Trumps now-defunct foundation, set off alerts in a computer system designed to detect illicit activity, according to the former bank employees.Compliance staff members who reviewed the transactions prepared suspicious activity reports they believed should be sent to a unit of the US treasury that polices financial crimes, according to the newspaper.A spokeswoman for the Trump Organization told Reuters the story is absolute nonsense.We have no knowledge of any flagged transactions with Deutsche Bank. In fact, we have no operating accounts with Deutsche Bank, she said.The newspaper said a Kushner Companies spokeswoman called any allegations of relationships involving money laundering made up and totally false.

Mon, 20 May 2019 10:18:06 -0400
This Missile Might be the U.S. Navy's Most Important Weapon in Decades

This Missile Might be the U.S. Navy's Most Important Weapon in DecadesThe Tomahawk and its controversies might make headlines, but as the U.S. Navy re-arms for high-tech warfare, the SM-6 is the missile to watch.The U.S. Navy in late January 2019 confirmed the designation of its newest cruise missile, in the process clarifying its long-term plan for arming its growing fleet of warships.The plan heavily leans on one missile, in particular. It's the SM-6, an anti-aircraft weapon that quickly is evolving to perform almost every role the Navy assigns to a missile.(This first appeared earlier in the year.)The Navy dubbed the newest version of the venerable Tomahawk cruise missile the "Block V" model, Jane's reported. There are two separate variants of the Block V missile, one with an anti-ship warhead and another with a warhead the Navy optimized for striking targets on land.Raytheon's Tomahawk has been the subject of controversy in Washington, D.C. In order to save money the Obama administration wanted to pause production of the long-range missile, which since the 1980s has been the Navy's main weapon for striking land targets from the sea.Congress overruled the Obama administration and continued buying Tomahawks for roughly $1 million apiece, adding potentially hundreds of the missiles to the thousands the fleet already possesses.

Sun, 19 May 2019 13:00:00 -0400
Blast injures South African tourists near Egypt's Giza pyramids

Blast injures South African tourists near Egypt's Giza pyramidsAn explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt, two security sources said. A third security source said the bus was carrying 25 South African tourists from the airport to the pyramids area, and that four Egyptians in a nearby car were also injured by broken glass. Security and judicial sources said a rudimentary device containing nails and pieces of metal had been detonated remotely on the perimeter of the Grand Egyptian Museum, not far from the site of a roadside blast that hit another tourist bus in December.

Sun, 19 May 2019 17:41:12 -0400
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