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US official: Intel indicates Iran moved missiles by boat

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says intelligence information that prompted the Pentagon to send an aircraft carrier and Air Force bombers to the Middle East included indications that Iran had moved short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in or near the Persian Gulf.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss sensitive information.

The official says the movement of missiles was among a wider range of troubling intelligence information that led to the decision announced Sunday to speed up the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group from the Mediterranean Sea to the Middle East.

At the Pentagon, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters the U.S. Читать дальше...

Buttigieg Says God Not a Partisan, But Not Republican, Either


2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, an openly gay, married, Christian, usually says God has no political party. But he recently said he’s sure God’s not a Republican. He should beware matching the self-righteousness of the Christian Right.

Venezuela's top court targets opposition lawmakers

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's top court on Tuesday opened a criminal investigation against seven opposition lawmakers following a failed attempt to spark a military uprising against President Nicolás Maduro.

The lawmakers are suspected of "betraying the homeland" and "instigating an insurrection," among other charges, said the pro-government Supreme Court. Those facing accusations include prominent figures in the Venezuelan opposition such as Henry Ramos Allup and Luis Germán Florido.

The action comes one week after opposition leader Juan Guaidó urged soldiers to oust Maduro, who has taken steps to reassert his authority in the aftermath of the failed uprising.

Additionally, the government announced that it was taking control of three private airports. Читать дальше...

Finding direction and faith

Hesston College Men's Basketball 

For Risa Fukaya, the Hesston Experience has been transformative and unexpected, to say the least. As she approaches graduation and the end of her time at Hesston, the sophomore from Zushi, Japan, will leave with expanded language skills, increased cultural understanding, influential friendships, an unexpected plan for her journey to come, and a new-found faith. […]

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Google I/O 2019 by the numbers


In addition to its new Pixel 3 and Nest Hub Max, Google revealed a host of recent advancements in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The Assistant is getting a significant speed boost -- not just because you no longer have to say "Hey Google" -- t...

Adding to interior: 49ers sign center Wesley Johnson

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The 49ers didn’t address their interior offensive line in the draft, but they are adding to the position group via the bargain bin. On Tuesday, they signed free-agent offensive lineman Wesley Johnson, 28, a 2014 fifth-round pick who started 28 games at center for the Jets from 2015-2017

How Origi, Wijnaldum completed historic Liverpool Champions League comeback


Liverpool produced one of the most stunning comebacks in Champions League history as Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice to beat Barcelona 4-0 and progress to the final for the second consecutive year 4-3 on aggregate on Tuesday.

Continue reading How Origi, Wijnaldum completed historic Liverpool Champions League comeback at Vanguard News.

Africa: Remarks at the Signing for the Strategic Dialogue Framework Agreement



John J. Sullivan
   Deputy Secretary of State

Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.
   Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs

Monica Juma, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary For Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ambassador

Treaty Room

Washington, DC

May 7, 2019

ASSISTANT SECRETARY NAGY: Distinguished cabinet secretaries, honorable visitors, distinguished colleagues, welcome to this most momentous occasion, where we are launching a new stage of our relations with one of our key friends in Africa – nay, in the world. Читать дальше...

Ask a Budtender: Back to Basics


In our inaugural column, we talked with a budtender from Cookie's Melrose in Los Angeles about the basics of picking pot

Montana law to extend child support for disabled children

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A new law will allow parents of children with disabilities to seek child support after the child turns 18 as long as he or she is financially dependent on their custodial parent who is also their primary caregiver.

The bill , sponsored by Democratic Rep. Mary Caferro, was signed Tuesday by Gov. Steve Bullock. Caferro said 37 states have similar laws.

The bill also allows parents whose child support orders have expired to petition for additional help after the law takes effect on July 1.

A judge must consider the adult child's eligibility for public benefits and services in determining the financial obligation of the noncustodial parent. Читать дальше...

Judge orders PG&E's board to tour wildfire-ravaged Paradise

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered board member of Pacific Gas & Electric to tour the Northern California town of Paradise, which was leveled by a wildfire that may have been caused by the utility's equipment.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday that the judge ordered the tour as part of the utility's punishment for violating its felony probation terms imposed after one of its natural gas pipes exploded in 2010 killing eight people.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup says he wants the utility's newly appointed board to focus the company on complying with new wildfire safety plans approved by regulators. Читать дальше...

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