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Source: CBS News

Man indicted for hate crime for Texas mosque fire

Saturday 20:04 GMT

VICTORIA, Texas - A man has been indicted on a hate crime charge for a January fire that destroyed a Texas mosque, authorities announced on Thursday.

Perez, 25, was indicted on two counts on Thursday: hate crime-damage to religious property and use of a fire to commit a federal felony. He had previously been indicted for possession of an unregistered destructive device for an unrelated incident in which he is accused of trying to set fire to a former friend's car on Jan. 15.

Source: Global News

Summer weather forecast 2017: What’s in store for Canadians

Saturday 21:05 GMT

It may be a wet start to the summer for many Canadians, but don’t worry: the heat is expected to arrive, it may just be a little later than normal.

If you’re looking to plan out your summer, try the Global News Skytracker weather app: it’s a great tool to get up-to-date weather information.

Source: Common Domain

Trump would further damage U.S. manufacturing if he restricts steel imports

Saturday 23:45 GMT

President Trump has asked the Department of Commerce to conduct a seldom-used Section 232 investigation to determine whether steel imports are harming U.S. national security.

Keeping the U.S. market open to steel imports would assure that the military will have access to both foreign and domestic steel products needed to maintain national security. If the Pentagon wishes to ensure domestic sources for some products, it could establish long-term contracts with U.S. mills—no import controls are required.

Source: New York Times

The Times’s Resident Expert for a World on Fire

Saturday 23:44 GMT

In the United States, much of our public forest land is overgrown because of past policies directing firefighters to put out every fire just as soon as it starts burning, which eliminates fire’s natural role as janitor of the wild.

I wrote a book about the Arizona wildfire, and while researching it I talked to a lot of scientists who study the relationship between fire and climate. I took the basic training course at the Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, where I learned to cut fire line, read the weather and work in teams.

Source: CBS News

Facebook brings anti-terror initiative to U.K. following attacks

Saturday 15:30 GMT

Facebook is working alongside the Institute for Strategic Dialogue to bring the Online Civil Courage Initiative to the U.K. Together they will support NGOs included the Jo Cox Foundation, set up in memory of the Labour MP murdered last year, Tell Mama, an organization tracking anti-Muslim attacks, Imams Online, and the Community Security Trust, which protects the Jewish community in the U.K.. Social media platforms have a "particular responsibility" to address hate speech that flourishes online, said Jo Cox's husband, Brendan. "It is critical that efforts are taken by all online service providers and social networks to bring our communities closer together and to further crack down on those that spread violence and hatred online."

Source: BBC

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Saturday 07:00 GMT

"It is critical that efforts are taken by all online service providers and social networks to bring our communities closer together and to further crack down on those that spread violence and hatred online."

In April, Germany passed a bill to fine social networks up to €50m (£44m) if they failed to give users the option to report hate speech and fake news, or if they refused to remove illegal content flagged as either images of child sexual abuse or inciting terrorism.

Source: CBS News

Budget cuts threaten rollout of earthquake early warning system

Saturday 16:25 GMT

If the budget is cut, that means large parts of Northern California, Oregon and Washington, where more sensors still need to be installed, will not get an early warning when an earthquake hits.

"When it takes about 12 seconds to stop a commuter train or about 10 seconds to take an elevator to the closest floor, or even just three seconds to get underneath a desk, you can save a lot of lives," said Josh Bashioum, founder of Early Warning Labs, one of just a few companies approved by the U.S. government to send out advance earthquake alerts.

Source: Global News

27 high-rise apartments fail fire safety tests following deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

Saturday 23:44 GMT

Britain said 27 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes late on Friday.

Following London fire, 600 towers will be tested for flammable cladding. British officials have conducted tests on some 600 high-rise buildings across England after fire ravaged the Grenfell social tower block in west London on June 14, killing at least 79 people in the capital’s most deadly blaze since World War Two.

Source: New York Times

For Mayor, a ‘Tough’ Investigator Accused of Pushing the Limits

Saturday 23:45 GMT

When Stephen K. Bannon got into a dispute with an ex-wife who accused him of domestic violence, he hired a private investigator with a history of digging up embarrassing information about people claiming to have been wronged.

In repeatedly snooping on behalf of prominent men in conservative media, Mr. Dietl has been accused of pushing the limits of what private investigators are allowed to do, according to court records and interviews with two dozen former members of his investigative firm’s staff.

Source: Washington Post

Metro suspends service on part of Red Line in D.C. to investigate track problem

Saturday 12:47 GMT

Rail service was suspended Friday morning between the Dupont Circle and Woodley Park stations while officials investigate a track problem outside the Dupont Circle station.

Metro briefly suspended rail service Friday morning on the Red Line between the Medical Center and Grosvenor stations because of a track problem outside the Medical Center station. After about 20 minutes, trains began single-tracking through the area as Metro warned of delays in both directions.

Source: Reuters

Forget euro zone breakup, sterling now deemed riskier

Saturday 11:48 GMT

In the political and market turmoil immediately before and following Britain's decision last June to leave the European Union, financial market investors flipped their long-held bias against the euro and now expect sterling to be the riskier party for years to come.

"The market is willing to pay a higher premium to hedge against a large sterling depreciation," said Sam Lynton-Brown, a strategist with BNP Paribas in London.

Source: The Guradian

Bali bombing: Guantánamo inmate Hambali charged over 2002 attack

Saturday 23:44 GMT

A US war court has charged an Indonesian detainee at Guantánamo Bay in connection with the 2002 bombing in Bali that marked Indonesia’s deadliest terror strike, according to court documents obtained by the Associated Press.

Hambali has been charged with murder and attempted murder in violation of the law of war; intentionally causing serious bodily injury; terrorism; attacking civilians; and related charges.

Source: NBC News

How do police stop attacks in airport public areas Experts say it's complicated

Saturday 09:01 GMT

The stabbing of a police officer in a Michigan airport highlights issues surrounding safety in the easily accessible public spaces of America’s airports, security experts told NBC News.

In September 2016, after terror attacks at Brussels International Airport and Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the Transportation Security Administration began holding Public Area Security Summits to discuss tactics used to attack civilians and how the United States could protect its travelers.

Source: Fox News

Tropical Storm Cindy causes minor flooding across South as rain continues

Saturday 23:45 GMT

–  Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Cindy covered timberland and fields across the rural Deep South on Saturday, but the sun peeked out enough to offer hope that the worst was over.

A 10-year-old Missouri boy was struck and killed by a log thrown on to an Alabama beach by a big wave as Cindy moved through the Gulf, and authorities said a man drowned Friday while trying to help children in rough surf in the same area.

Source: CBS News

Burns from hot pavement, cars are up due to heat wave?

Saturday 15:30 GMT

The heat wave scorching the Southwest U.S. can be to blame for an uptick in admissions at a major burn center in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Arizona Burn Center has seen its emergency department visits double during the current heat wave, including cases where people have burned their bare feet on the scalding pavement. Dr. Kevin Foster, director of the Arizona Burn Center, said this June is the worst the center has seen in 18 years.

Source: Common Domain

When Kamala Harris and women everywhere do their job well, they get called 'hysterical'

Sunday 13:37 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

Thursday 22:53 GMT
Source: New York Times

Blue Apron Pursues I.P.O. as Amazon Looms Over Industry

Wednesday 01:32 GMT
Source: Global News

Flint airport attack suspect Amor Ftouhi was caretaker at Montreal apartment building

Friday 19:19 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Murdochs' bid for Sky could undergo further regulatory scrutiny in Britain

Wednesday 17:20 GMT
Source: Global News

London fights division, anger after series of attacks, deadly fire

Wednesday 21:06 GMT
Source: Global News

Guns kill or wound at least 19 children every day in the U.S., study says

Tuesday 17:20 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Why did these generic drugs’ prices jump as much as 85%?

Saturday 11:48 GMT
Source: Global News

Steve Irwin, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg to get stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: CBS News

Here's what is pushing up U.S. home prices

Saturday 20:04 GMT
Source: NBC News

'Queen of Tejano' Selena Is Honored At Madame Tussauds New York

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: CBS News

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in lawsuit over shoe design

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Do I Hear $16 Billion $20 Billion? Analyst Predicts Rival Bids for Whole Foods

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: BBC

Hijab-wearing model appears on front page of major US magazine

Saturday 15:30 GMT

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