Joy Behar tells Kristen Gillibrand she misses Al Franken: Do you think ‘voters are going to turn on you for this?’

On The View Wednesday, 2020 presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand said she doesn’t think that calling for Al Franken to resign from the senate over sexual misconduct allegations in 2017 will cause voters to turn on her.

  • Associated Press

    Turkish post in Idlib hit 'deliberately' by Syrian attack

    Turkey said Syrian government forces "deliberately" attacked on Sunday a Turkish military observation post in northwestern Syria. In a statement, the defense ministry said Turkish troops responded with "heavy weapons" after the artillery attack in Idlib province. Syrian forces launched an offensive to take the last rebel-held territory in Idlib late April, leading to the collapse of a ceae-fire negotiated by Turkey and Russia last year.

  • Dominican Republic deaths: Tourist becomes eighth American to mysteriously die at Caribbean holiday destination
    The Independent

    Dominican Republic deaths: Tourist becomes eighth American to mysteriously die at Caribbean holiday destination

    The FBI has been called in to help investigate the deaths of eight American tourists in the Dominican Republic. One possible line of inquiry reportedly being looked into is whether bootleg alcohol is to blame for the spate of deaths and illnesses in resorts at the popular Caribbean holiday destination. Some of those who died are reported to have consumed alcohol from the minibar in their hotel room before their deaths – however it is not known whether there is any connection at this stage.

  • Young bear was fed by humans and had many 'fans.' Officials say they had to kill it
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    Young bear was fed by humans and had many 'fans.' Officials say they had to kill it

    A young black bear was shot and killed by state officials after becoming so habituated to humans that the public could get close enough to take selfies with him. Starting June 4, Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon Department of Fish began receiving calls and seeing social media posts with the bear in the popular Scoggins Valley Park near Henry Hagg Lake. Tuesday evening, deputies from the sheriff's office and Oregon State Police were dispatched to the area after receiving two calls about the bear and sent a tweet asking the public to stay away.

  • China's Xi to visit North Korea this week ahead of G20
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    China's Xi to visit North Korea this week ahead of G20

    Xi Jinping will make the first trip to North Korea by a Chinese president in 14 years this week, state media said Monday, as Beijing tightens relations with Pyongyang amid tensions with the United States. Xi will visit Pyongyang on Thursday and Friday at the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said Chinese official news agency Xinhua. The timing is likely to raise eyebrows at the White House as it comes one week before the G20 summit in Japan, where US President Donald Trump expects to meet with Xi to discuss their protracted trade war.

  • Vatican Considers Relaxing Celibacy Requirement for Priests in Remote Areas of the Amazon
    National Review

    Vatican Considers Relaxing Celibacy Requirement for Priests in Remote Areas of the Amazon

    The Vatican has called for Church officials to study the possibility of ordaining married men living in remote areas of the Amazon in order to provide indigenous populations more regular access to the sacrament. In a working document released Monday, Catholic leaders affirmed the Church's commitment to celibacy as a general rule, but also suggested that officials study “the possibility of priestly ordination for older men, preferably indigenous and respected and accepted by their communities, even if they have stable families, for the region's most remote areas.

  • Reuters

    U.S. Navy official sees more orders for Boeing P-8A in coming months

    The U.S. Navy expects additional U.S. and international orders for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in coming months, which should extend production by two years to late 2025, a senior U.S. Navy official told Reuters. Navy Captain Tony Rossi, programme manager for the P-8 and its predecessor, the P-3, said the Navy was hoping to finalise the order book for the programme soon to be able to "effectively and efficiently close out the production." He said the programme could see about 21 additional orders from the U.S. Navy on top of 117 aircraft already funded, plus roughly the same number from other countries, although he declined to name potential new buyers.

  • David Ortiz's family members post heartwarming Father's Day messages
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    David Ortiz's family members post heartwarming Father's Day messages

    The Red Sox sent a team plane to transport Ortiz to Massachusetts for further medical treatment and have been giving fans regular updates on his health, courtesy of his wife, Tiffany. Ortiz's children, son D'Angelo and daughter Alexandria, have also been posting updates about their dad during his recovery from multiple surgeries. On Sunday, the family took to Instagram to publish another round of tributes to the future Hall of Famer in honor of Father's Day in the United States.

  • VIDEO: Flight attendant, beverage cart smash into ceiling during violent turbulence
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    VIDEO: Flight attendant, beverage cart smash into ceiling during violent turbulence

    Passengers on a flight to France got tossed around in the air over the weekend in a terrifying bout of turbulence captured on video.

  • Boeing CEO calls handling of 737 Max crashes a 'mistake,' vows improvements
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    Boeing CEO calls handling of 737 Max crashes a 'mistake,' vows improvements

    Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Sunday that his company made a "mistake" by failing to communicate the problems it was having with software aboard its 737 Max aircraft. Speaking to reporters in Paris ahead of the Paris Air Show, Muilenburg said that Boeing's communications on the matter were "not consistent" and that the approach was "unacceptable." The statement is the most direct apology yet by the Seattle-based airplane manufacturing giant, which came under intense scrutiny by regulators after two 737 Max aircraft accidents.

  • Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border
    Associated Press

    Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border

    Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants. Officials in Texas and even Maine are scrambling to absorb the sharp increase in African migrants. They are coming to America after flying across the Atlantic Ocean to South America and then embarking on an often harrowing overland journey.

  • Field fires in Syria's Hasakeh kill 10: monitor
    AFP

    Field fires in Syria's Hasakeh kill 10: monitor

    Fires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syria's northeast have killed at least 10 people, a war monitor said Sunday, as Kurdish authorities claim the blazes were set deliberately. Kurdish authorities and the Damascus regime are competing to buy up this year's harvest as fires -- some claimed by the Islamic State group -- continue to scorch crops in the country's breadbasket. The victims included civilians and members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces who died while trying to extinguish the blazes since Saturday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • The Scary Way a Stealth Fighter Could Be Shot Down
    The National Interest

    The Scary Way a Stealth Fighter Could Be Shot Down

    There is a famous series of videos showing experimentation with "selective attention.”  Selective attention suggests we focus on certain elements in our environment while other elements disappear into the background. Simply put, the phenomenon of selective attention demonstrates the power of a stealth bomber to delay detection in the current strategic environment. Seventy years ago today, Col. Paul Tibbets flew the Enola Gay on a mission that would change the course of world history and set the stage for the development of nuclear deterrence.

  • Tory Rivals Clash as Johnson Dodges TV Debate: Brexit Update
    Bloomberg

    Tory Rivals Clash as Johnson Dodges TV Debate: Brexit Update

    Key DevelopmentsDominic Raab sparred with rivals over his threat to suspend Parliament in order to get Britain out of the EU with no dealRaab, Rory Stewart, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt and Sajid Javid took part in the first television debate on Channel 4 Cabinet minister Amber Rudd warned Parliament will find a way to stop a no-deal Brexit, and rebel Tories could vote to topple the next PM YouGov/Sunday Times Poll put Nigel Farage's Brexit Party in lead on 24%, with Conservatives and Labour tied on 21%. Liberal Democrats were on 19%.

  • Associated Press

    Strong earthquake kills 2, injures 19 in southern China

    A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed two people and injured 19, officials and news reports said. The U.S. Geological Survey warned there could be significant damage. Authorities in China said the earthquake measured magnitude 6.0 and hit about 19 kilometers (12 miles) from the city of Changning.

  • AOC: ‘Hyde Amendment Is about Income Inequality’ Not Abortion
    National Review

    AOC: ‘Hyde Amendment Is about Income Inequality’ Not Abortion

    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Sunday praised former vice president Joe Biden for his recently announced opposition to the Hyde amendment and said that her own opposition to the prohibition on the direct federal funding of abortion is rooted in her concern about income inequality. “I'm encourage by the fact that he is now against the Hyde Amendment,” Ocasio-Cortez told ABC's Jonathan Karl when asked about Biden's recent reversal on the issue. Ocasio-Cortez, who launched a petition over the weekend to build public support for the amendment's repeal, went on to explain that the direct federal funding of abortion is necessary to protect the abortion rights of incarcerated pregnant women.

  • Ex-Tehran mayor to face trial over wife's killing
    AFP

    Ex-Tehran mayor to face trial over wife's killing

    Former Tehran mayor and prominent reformist Mohammad Ali Najafi will stand trial next month on charges of murdering his wife, the government-run Iran newspaper said Sunday. Najafi, 67, turned himself in and confessed to shooting his second wife Mitra Ostad on May 28 at their home in northern Tehran, according to Iranian media. "On July 1, the first trial session of Mohammad Ali Najafi, former Tehran mayor, will be held at Tehran's Criminal Court," the Iran daily reported.

  • View Photos of the 2020 BMW X3 M
    Car and Driver

    View Photos of the 2020 BMW X3 M

    Available in 473-hp standard and 503-hp Competition flavors, BMW's latest M ute is as capable as it is silly. From Car and Driver

  • A nationwide Target register outage is now over and closed stores have reopened
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    A nationwide Target register outage is now over and closed stores have reopened

    Shoppers posted to social media about long waits at the checkout line and then leaving stores empty-handed Saturday afternoon. "After an initial but thorough review, we can confirm that this was not a data breach or security-related issue, and no guest information was compromised at any time," Poulos said. "We appreciate all of our store team members who worked quickly to assist guests and thank everyone involved for their patience."

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 1-Turkey's Erdogan sees Russian S-400s delivery starting in July - NTV

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he expected Russian S-400 missile defence systems to start arriving in Turkey in the first half of July, broadcaster NTV reported on Sunday, a development set to fuel tensions with NATO ally Washington. The S-400s are not compatible with NATO's systems and have been a growing source of discord between Turkey and the United States in recent months. Indeed the S-400 issue is settled," Erdogan was cited as telling reporters on his plane returning from a visit to Tajikistan, where he attended a summit and met Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • 600 people on Monsanto 'watch lists' in Germany, France: Bayer
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    600 people on Monsanto 'watch lists' in Germany, France: Bayer

    US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto kept lists of around 600 key pro- and anti-pesticides figures in Germany and France alone, its German parent company Bayer said Monday amid a widening probe. Bayer has admitted the lists covered politicians, journalists and others across seven European countries and in Brussels. "Update on Monsanto stakeholder lists: until the end of last week, the firm hired by Bayer contacted all the people on the German and French lists," Bayer's press department tweeted.

  • The Army's Old Beretta M9: Just How Good Is It?
    The National Interest

    The Army's Old Beretta M9: Just How Good Is It?

    Gun News Daily Security, Americas Obsolete? Now that the Beretta M9 9mm service pistol is in the process of being phased out in favor of the SIG Sauer M17 pistol (AKA the P320) one can't help but ask: does the Beretta M9/92 pistol in general still have a place in the 21st Century? The Beretta is indeed an aged pistol.

  • As Battle for Tripoli Rages, Libyan Premier Demands New Dialogue
    Bloomberg

    As Battle for Tripoli Rages, Libyan Premier Demands New Dialogue

    Fayez Al-Sarraj, in a press briefing Sunday in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, proposed the conference be held with the help of the United Nations and that it decide on a road map for elections to take place in 2019. Sarraj's overture came after the UN's Libya envoy, Ghassan Salame, said Security Council members that include the U.S., Russia and France now agree that the violence that's killed more than 600 people and displaced tens of thousands since April must stop. Haftar's Libyan National Army launched its offensive after securing the country's east and south.

  • Belgian dad pleas for help to find son missing in Australia
    Associated Press

    Belgian dad pleas for help to find son missing in Australia

    An encrypted phone message sent by a missing Belgian tourist could hold a clue to the 18-year-old's disappearance from an Australian coastal town, his father said on Monday. Theo Hayez was last seen leaving a Byron Bay nightclub late on May 31. Hayez on Monday made a public appeal for help to access his son's encrypted WhatsApp account.

  • Pope Francis’ Arch Nemesis Comes Out of Hiding to Slam Him on Predator Priests
    The Daily Beast

    Pope Francis’ Arch Nemesis Comes Out of Hiding to Slam Him on Predator Priests

    ROME—There are few scandals in the sordid history of the American Catholic church more painful than the saga of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a high-ranking prince of the church who fell from grace amid a slew of lies and cover-ups. McCarrick was forced to resign and later defrocked after credible allegations that he sexually abused a boy from the age of 11 until the young man was 29, starting long before the Boston Spotlight probe and Pennsylvania Grand Jury report came to define priests behaving badly. Unlike in Boston and Pennsylvania, where the local dioceses were easy to blame for bad management, McCarrick was a man of the popes, which makes him an easy target for those who oppose the direction of the church.

  • Reuters

    China's FedEx probe should not be seen as retaliation - Xinhua

    China's investigation into FedEx Corp over misdirected mail should not be regarded as retaliation against the U.S. company, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, amid worsening relations between China and the United States. The inquiry was aimed at sending a message that any economic entity in China should abide by the country's laws and regulations, it said in a commentary. "China is willing to share the opportunities in its courier market with foreign investors.