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Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee wins NBA’s MVP honor

«SFGate» (sfgate.com) 

The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals.

They won big at the NBA Awards.

A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned the Most Valuable Player honor and Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year on Monday night in Santa Monica.

Antetokounmpo, a 24-year-old forward from Greece, beat out Paul George of Oklahoma City and James Harden of Houston, who won last year.

Antetokounmpo was a resounding winner. He received 941 points and 78 first-place votes in the balloting — 165 points more than Harden.

Harden finished second with 776 points and 23 first-place votes.

“MVP is not about stats and numbers, and obviously James Harden had unbelievable numbers and Paul George also, but obviously it's about winning,” Antetokounmpo said backstage. Читать дальше...

Jump in wildfires means smoke's health impact will spread

«SFGate» (sfgate.com) 

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.

That emerging reality is prompting people in cities and rural areas alike to gird themselves for another summer of sooty skies along the West Coast and in the Rocky Mountains — the regions widely expected to suffer most from blazes tied to dryer, warmer conditions.

"There's so little we can do. Читать дальше...




Jump in wildfires means smoke’s health impact will spread

TheRepublic.com 

BILLINGS, Mont. — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths. That emerging reality is prompting people in cities and rural areas alike to






Unauthorised drone flying hit Changi airport operations

Business Standard 

Flight operations at the international Changi Airport here were affected due to unauthorised drone activities, days after one of its runways was shut down due to unmanned aircraft sightings, according to a media report. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) told Channel News Asia (CNA) that approximately 15 departures and three arrivals were delayed, while seven flights were diverted on Monday. Last week, 38 flights were affected when drones were sighted in the vicinity of the airport, forcing one of its runways to shut down. Читать дальше...

State, Planned Parenthood seek delay in Ohio abortion case

«SFGate» (sfgate.com) 

CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican Attorney General Dave Yost has joined Planned Parenthood in asking a federal judge to postpone information-gathering in a legal challenge to Ohio's law banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure.

In a joint filing Monday, the parties asked U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett in Cincinnati to halt discovery in the Ohio case while a similar Kentucky case is decided.

Both cases challenge laws outlawing dilation and evacuation abortions. A federal judge struck down the Kentucky law as unconstitutional in May. Читать дальше...

Trump to meet Modi, Xi on sidelines of G-20 summit in Japan

Business Standard 

US President Donald Trump will hold a number of meetings with world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of G-20 meeting in Japan this week and is expected to discuss several issues, including trade. Trump is scheduled to leave for Japan on June 27 to attend the two-day summit meeting of G-20 leaders in Osaka on June 28 and 29. "We anticipate that he will conduct a number of meetings with world leaders, a senior administration official told reporters during a conference call on Monday. Читать дальше...

Suspicious packages found in 28 places across Nepal

Business Standard 

Suspicious packages were found in at least 28 places across Nepal since Tuesday morning, police said.Not all the suspicious packages were bombs and some were planted to create a sense of fear among the people."Suspicious packages found in 28 places across the nation since morning. All of them are not bombs. Some were planted to create fear. At least two suspected packages were found in Kirtipur and Jawalakhel in Kathmandu Valley but it proved to be a hoax," Nepal Police Spokesperson Bishowraj Pokharel said.The incident comes nearly a month after three consecutive blasts had rocked Kathmandu... Читать дальше...

Court hearing to be held in Maryland newspaper shooting case

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A pretrial hearing is scheduled in the case of a man charged with fatally gunning down five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland.

The hearing before Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Laura Ripken is set for Tuesday in Annapolis.

Attorneys for the defense and the prosecution are expected to argue about what information they will be required to share with each other before the trial of Jarrod Ramos begins in November.

Ramos, 39, is charged with first-degree murder in the June 28, 2018, shooting deaths of Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, Rebecca Smith, Wendi Winters and John McNamara.

His lawyers have filed pleas of not guilty and not criminally responsible , Maryland's version of an insanity defense. Читать дальше...

Care home in special measures

Express & Star 

A care home where people with dementia were at risk of scalding themselves with boiling water has been placed in special measures.

Boris questions HS2 budget

Express & Star 

Boris Johnson has claimed HS2 would be “cheap” at £65 billion as he questioned the line’s spiralling budget.

David Dahl’s two-run homer carries Rockies past Giants 2-0

TheRepublic.com 

SAN FRANCISCO — David Dahl hit a two-run homer in the third that held up for Jon Gray, and the Colorado Rockies snapped a three-game skid by beating the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Monday night. Gray (8-5) struck out six in six innings, allowing four hits and walking two for Colorado. The Rockies were

Suspects being questioned over death

Express & Star 

The offer of a £10,000 reward has only led to one tip being received by police investigating a teenager's murder, an inquest heard.

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