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Source: Common Domain

Saudi Coalition Enters a Key Airport in Yemen

Sunday 16:21 GMT

Yemeni troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition entered the airport of Yemen’s most important port city late Friday, dealing a blow to Iran-backed Houthis there and moving closer to their goal of seizing the strategic city.

The United Arab Emirates, a close Saudi ally that is leading the offensive, in a statement early Saturday said coalition forces “gained fire control” over the airport, and claimed the Houthi’s defenses were collapsing.

Source: New York Times

Why the Fed Tweaked an Obscure Interest Rate This Week

16-Jun-2018

The banks may then deposit that money at the Fed, where it will earn the interest rate on excess reserves that is a tiny bit higher than the fed funds rate at which they borrowed.

If the economy is growing too quickly, the Fed can raise the interest rate on excess reserves to persuade banks to keep money at the Fed, rather than deploying it in the economy.

Source: CBS News

Carl Hiaasen's pep talk for grads: Assume the worst

Sunday 16:22 GMT

Time now for the graduation-season thoughts of author Carl Hiassen, who's out with a new book with illustrations by cartoonist Roz Chast:. My youngest son is going to college this fall, and I feel pressured to give him one of those pep talks that aim to be profound and uplifting.

If you don't want to see your son or daughter ambushed by reality, the best advice you can give them is to assume the worst.

Source: CBS News

Dog waits with missing 3-year-old in cornfield overnight until help arrives

Sunday 16:22 GMT

Police officers and volunteers searched the cornfield near the girl's home for nearly 12 hours and when they finally found her on Friday morning, they found her Yorkshire terrier, Fat Heath, waiting by her side.

"I looked for her by myself thinking maybe she was just in the woods or somewhere where I just couldn't see her," Merritt told KFVS. "And I was calling for her and calling for her, and when she wasn't calling back I realized, 'I don't think I'm going to find her on my own.'"

Source: NBC News

He spied on al Qaeda from the inside, until he had to run for his life

Sunday 16:22 GMT

In both a new book and an interview with NBC News, a British spy inside al Qaeda says his cover was blown by a leak to reporters that likely emanated from Vice President Dick Cheney's office.

The spy, who now goes by the name Aimen Dean, writes of his career and its dramatic end in "Nine Lives: My Time as the West's Top Spy Inside al Qaeda," co-authored by Tim Lister and Paul Cruikshank and released in the U.S. Tuesday.

Source: Global News

All-clear given after Winnipeg Airport evacuated for ‘possible security incident’

Sunday 16:22 GMT

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport tweeted early Sunday morning that the airport would be fully evacuated upon a “possible security incident.”

A spokesperson for the Winnipeg Airports Authority, Tyler MacAfee, told Global News reporter Cameron Poitras that everyone evacuated from the airport was sent across the street. If you are coming to the airport, check with your airline for the latest flight information.

Source: Common Domain

The Quest to Decode the Brain

16-Jun-2018

New tools that can give a more detailed look at how neurons work are leading the research of brain scientists in new directions

Parts of it were presented recently at a meeting of the U.S. Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.

Source: Common Domain

Why Media Deal Making Could Free CBS From Viacom

Sunday 06:06 GMT

Conventional wisdom has it that the wave of media deal making could renew Shari Redstone’s zeal for merging CBS and Viacom .

Ms. Redstone’s National Amusements, the parent company of CBS and Viacom, seems to have given up on the idea of merging the companies after months of bickering. VIAB 1.69% A more likely outcome is that CBS is sold to someone else, putting a merciful end to one of the great corporate soap operas of the decade.

Source: Washington Post

Metro ‘reform board’ proposal loses steam with advocates, who now favor eight-member panel

Sunday 06:06 GMT

Now a coalition of business, advocacy and nonprofit groups that favors a “smaller, independent” board, has issued a proposal to reduce the Metro board to eight, effectively endorsing a provision in Virginia’s dedicated funding law that sidelines the nonvoting members on the 16-person panel.

The Metro board meanwhile, advanced a set of bylaws Thursday that would significantly reduce the role of nonvoting members by barring their participation in full meetings and executive sessions where principal members are present — steps necessary to comply with the Virginia law that takes effect July 1.. [After the dedicated-funding law effectively sidelines half the Metro board, some ask: What’s the goal?]. “Metro’s current governance structure needs to be reformed to create a smaller, more nimble board that is focused on outcomes for the entire system to ensure long-term durability,” MetroNow spokeswoman Clare Flannery said. “We prefer the removal of alternates and endorse the positive step being taken by the Metro Board to update its bylaws to be in alignment with the legislation passed in Virginia this year and to make alternates truly alternates as intended by the [Metro] Compact.”

Source: The Guradian

Novak Djokovic warns Andy Murray of perils of grass on eve of Queen’s return

Sunday 23:42 GMT

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have shared a rivalry for 20 years and have known the pain and sacrifice of their calling for many of those, as well, so the Serb speaks from the heart when he tells the Scot to beware the hidden dangers of grass when he returns at Queen’s on Tuesday.

Djokovic thinks Murray is well advised to make his comeback on the surface he loves most, where he has won five times in front of a home audience, but warns that he needs to take care in his tricky engagement against Nick Kyrgios in the first round of the Fever-Tree Championships.

Source: New York Times

Brooks Koepka, Looking for a U.S. Open Repeat, Grabs a Share of the Lead

Sunday 06:06 GMT

Brooks Koepka was a baseball player before he became a golfer, so perhaps no one should be surprised by what he is poised to pull off on Sunday at the 118th United States Open.

In addition to the four U.S. Open champions in the top nine, there are two other winners of a major: Patrick Reed (this year’s Masters) and Henrik Stenson (the 2016 British Open).

Source: Fox News

Pressing for a revolution in the tech of air traffic control

Sunday 03:21 GMT

Ultimately, though, people like Bernie Davis and Lorne Cass hope that the people in charge of funding will allow NextGen to take flight, and bring our air traffic control system into the 21st century.

For years now, American Airlines has been pushing fellow carriers to adopt NextGen, a modern air traffic control system. Short for Next Generation, NextGen allows for switching from outdated radio technology to smart texting — digital messaging already found in cellphones.

Source: DW

Renowned Glasgow School of Art building engulfed by fire

Sunday 03:21 GMT

Smoke and flames billowed from the Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh building before extending to the O2 Academy concert venue and a nearby nightclub.

The blaze was the second to strike the Mackintosh building after fire broke out four years ago, which led to a multimillion pound project to return it to its former glory. Scotland's Daily Record newspaper reported that the blaze appeared to engulf the entire building, leading to concerns it may never be able to be fully restored.

Source: CBS News

Teen accepted into 113 colleges, awarded $4.5M in merit scholarships

16-Jun-2018

Thanks to that projected 4.0 grade point average and her own initiative, not only did she receive more than one hundred offers of admission, she was also offered a combined total of $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships.

Harrison utilized the Common Black College Application, which allowed her to apply to 53 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with a single click. Of those HBCUs, Harrison received acceptances from 26 and full rides from three: Ed Waters College, Mississippi Valley State University and Bennett College.

Source: CBS News

Three-time cancer survivor finishes Boston Marathon 13 hours after start

16-Jun-2018

Miraculously, it worked, and the cancer survivor decided to run the 2018 Boston Marathon to raise money for the cancer institute she credits with saving her life.

On April 16, as runners from across the globe were braving freezing rain to run the Boston Marathon, and former Olympian Desi Linden was on her way to becoming the first American woman in 33 years to win the storied race, there was another determined American woman among the crowd.

Source: Fox News

Hundreds in New Mexico call for end to family detentions

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: The Guradian

How to help families separated at the border

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: Global News

Identifying remains of U.S. war dead returned by North Korea will be tricky: experts

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: Global News

ANALYSIS: Canada already seeing effects of Trump’s immigration clampdown

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump calls on Canada to increase NATO spending ahead of summit

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: CBS News

Sunday: Corker, Jordan, Cummings, Salvanto

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Mexico vs. South Korea 2018 World Cup: El Tri moves closer to advancing with 2-1 win

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Merrill Considers Lifting Ban on Commission-Based Retirement Accounts

16-Jun-2018
Source: New York Times

Happy Flag Day. But Are You Flying It Wrong?

16-Jun-2018
Source: Common Domain

Smart Homes Aren’t Automatic Money Makers as Investments

16-Jun-2018
Source: CTV

Tories threaten House all-nighter over true cost of Liberal carbon price

16-Jun-2018
Source: Common Domain

Coral Gables Waterfront Estate Asks Record $55 Million

16-Jun-2018
Source: Global News

Home sales hit 5-year low in May, prices down 6.4 per cent since a year ago

16-Jun-2018
Source: Common Domain

The secret to getting airfare deals is all in the timing

16-Jun-2018

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