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Census says more than 60% of US men are fathers

Published On: June 16, 2019 07:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

FLORIDA, June 16: Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40.

Huge crowds march in Hong Kong, piling pressure on leader

Published On: June 16, 2019 04:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

HONG KONG, June 16: Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly clad in black, jammed the city’s streets Sunday in a vehement show of opposition to proposed legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony.

What’s so bad about processed foods?

Published On: June 16, 2019 03:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Chips, soda, and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there’s something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us.

Over 40% of newly elected Indian lawmakers facing charges

Published On: June 16, 2019 01:50 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW DELHI, June 16: India’s recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world’s largest democracy.

Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park

Published On: June 16, 2019 12:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG, June 16: One of Africa’s largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years.

“Romeo and Juliet” director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Published On: June 15, 2019 07:02 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and often extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic “Romeo and Juliet,” has died in Rome at 96.

FAA proposes $715,000 fine for Allegiant over engine work

Published On: June 15, 2019 12:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, June 15: Federal safety regulators have proposed a fine of more than $715,000 against Allegiant Air, saying the discount airline failed to properly fix an engine that put out hotter-than-normal exhaust fumes.

US has ‘deep concerns’ about UN official’s trip to China

Published On: June 15, 2019 11:30 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, June 15: The U.S. government expressed deep concerns to the U.N. about a reported trip by the U.N. counterterrorism chief to the restive Xinjiang region in China’s far west.

US Naval War College is getting its 1st female president

Published On: June 15, 2019 10:30 AM NPT By: Associated Press

PROVIDENCE,  June 15: A helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam will be the first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College, the Navy announced Friday, days after removing the college president who came under investigation over questionable behavior.

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

Published On: June 15, 2019 10:00 AM NPT By: Associated Press

New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.

US has ‘deep concerns’ about UN official’s trip to China

Published On: June 15, 2019 08:11 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, June 15: The U.S. government expressed deep concerns to the U.N. about a reported trip by the U.N. counterterrorism chief to the restive Xinjiang region in China’s far west.

UK leader race down to 6 contenders, Boris Johnson in front

Published On: June 14, 2019 08:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, June 14: One of seven contenders to replace Prime Minister Theresa May quit the Conservative Party leadership race on Friday, as front-runner Boris Johnson was accused of trying to dodge media scrutiny.

Over 600 U.S. companies urge Trump to resolve trade dispute with China: letter

Published On: June 14, 2019 06:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, June 14: Walmart Inc, Target Corp and more than 600 other companies urged U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter on Thursday to resolve the trade dispute with China, saying tariffs hurt American businesses and consumers.

Russia, other key powers discuss Venezuelan crisis in Sweden

Published On: June 14, 2019 05:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BOGOTA, June 14: Sweden is hosting talks between major global powers with stakes in dealing with Venezuela’s political turmoil, the latest effort to jumpstart flagging attempts to find a peaceful solution to the country’s crisis.

Swift calls out homophobes on new song, announces 7th album

Published On: June 14, 2019 03:55 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Taylor Swift’s latest song has a new target: homophobes. Coinciding with the announcement of her seventh album, “Lover,” the pop star on Thursday released a new tune called “You Need to Calm Down,” where she addresses her own haters but also calls out those who attack the LGBTQ community. At one point on the beat-laden track, Swift sings: “And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate/’Cause shade never made anybody less gay.”

Vietnam seizes 7.5 tons of elephant ivory, pangolin scales

Published On: June 14, 2019 03:15 PM NPT By: Associated Press

HANOI, June 14: Authorities have seized 7.5 tons of elephant ivory and pangolin scales in one of Vietnam’s biggest wildlife trafficking cases.

Man accused in New Zealand mosque killings pleads not guilty

Published On: June 14, 2019 01:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

CHRISTCHURCH, June 14: The man accused of the New Zealand mosque attacks smirked as his lawyer entered not guilty pleas to terrorism, murder and attempted murder charges Friday before a judge who set his trial for next May.

Director Bryan Singer reaches settlement of rape claim

Published On: June 14, 2019 01:29 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Movie director Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle allegations that he raped a then-17-year-old boy on a yacht 15 years ago.

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

Published On: June 14, 2019 01:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ALBANY, June 14: New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.

US says Iran took mine off tanker; Iran denies involvement

Published On: June 14, 2019 12:20 PM NPT By: Associated Press

DUBAI, June 14: The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, suggesting the Islamic Republic sought to remove evidence of its involvement from the scene. Iran denies being involved, accusing the U.S. instead of waging an “Iranophobic campaign” against it.