Trump accuses The New York Times of ‘a virtual act of Treason’ for publishing a story saying the US is ramping up cyberattacks on Russia

President Donald Trump accused The New York Times of treason, after the newspaper published a story that said the United States is ramping up cyberattacks against Russia. The Times’ story said that the Trump administration had deployed new cybertools to target Russia’s electric power grid. It also said administration officials had been reluctant to share certain details with Trump, because they were concerned about his reaction and whether he might discuss it with foreign officials. Officials on the National Security Council said they had no national security concerns about The Times’ report, according to The Times. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump fired off two enraged… Read More

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Q&A: Catching up with Real Salt Lake legend/US U-23 national coach Jason Kreis

Former Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis after a US U-23 men’s training camp practice at the Zions Bank Real Academy training center in Herriman on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Former Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis and Jared Micklos, U.S. Soccer youth national teams director, leave a US U-23 men’s training camp practice at the Zions Bank Real Academy training center in Herriman on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Former Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis talks to media after …read more Source:: Deseret News – Sports News       

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 16 Jun 2019

Saudis demand a ‘decisive’ response to oil attacks Saudi Arabia has demanded a “rapid and decisive” response to attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East. Khalid al-Falih, the energy minister, warned of a threat to energy supplies and market stability after two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, weeks after four others were targeted off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Man is stabbed to death in east London A man in his 30s has been stabbed to death in Tower Hamlets, east London. The man was found on Alton Street just before 2pm on Saturday. The stabbing comes after two teenagers were killed… Read More

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US border center scrutinized after teen found with preemie

FILE – In this June 17, 2018, file photo, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who have been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas. Advocates were shocked to find an underage mom and her tiny, premature newborn daughter huddled in a Border Patrol facility this week in what they say was another example of the poor treatment immigrant families receive after crossing the border. The mother is a Guatemalan teen who crossed the border without a parent and was held at a facility in McAllen, Texas. (U.S. Customs and… Read More

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Activists push Sunday protest despite Hong Kong bill delay

Hundreds of mothers protest against the amendments to the extradition law in Hong Kong on Friday, June 14, 2019. Calm appeared to have returned to Hong Kong after days of protests by students and human rights activists opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in mainland Chinese courts. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Vincent Yu Hundreds of mothers protest against the amendments to the extradition law after Wednesday’s violent protest in Hong Kong on Friday, June 14, 2019. Calm appeared to have returned to Hong Kong after days of protests by students and human rights activists opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in… Read More

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Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai

This June 13, 2019 false-color image from the European Commission’s Sentinel-2 satellite that was processed by Sinergise’s Sentinel Hub website shows the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair ablaze with smoke rising from it in the Gulf of Oman after what the U.S. described as a limpet mine attack by Iran. Iran has denied being involved in the incident. The white light in the image is the sun being reflected off the waters of the Gulf of Oman. (European Commission via AP) AP This June 13, 2019, image released by the U.S. military’s Central Command, shows damage and a suspected mine on the Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman near the… Read More

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‘We are trapped’: Zimbabwe’s economic crunch hits passports

A man puts an expired passport in his pocket while waiting in a queue to submit an application for a new passport at the main office in Harare, Friday, June 14, 2019. With Zimbabwe’s economy in shambles and political tensions rising, leaving the country seems the best option for many who are desperate for jobs. But those dreams often end at the passport office, which doesn’t have enough foreign currency to import proper paper and ink. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi In this June 7, 2019, photo, a man counts his money while waiting in a queue to submit an application for a passport at the main office in Harare.… Read More

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Photos: It’s more than sidewalk chalk, Utah’s largest chalk art festival fights for kids

Rosana Schavez and Angela Chavez look at chalk murals during Utah Foster Care’s annual Chalk Art Festival at The Gateway in Salt Lake City on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Silas Walker, Deseret News M’Lynn Suwinski, 18, works on her chalk mural during Utah Foster Care’s annual Chalk Art Festival at The Gateway in Salt Lake City on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Silas Walker, Deseret News People look at chalk murals during Utah Foster Care’s annual Chalk Art Festival at The Gateway in Salt Lake City on Saturday, June …read more Source:: Deseret News – Utah News       

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Reports: Mariners trading slugger Edwin Encarnación to Yankees

Edwin Encarnación, the American League leader in home runs, is reportedly heading from the Mariners to the New York Yankees in a trade. Drayer: Mariners catchers a bright spot in step-back season ESPN’s Jeff Passan first reported the news that Encarnación will be acquired by the Yankees, while Joel Sherman of the New York Post has tweeted that pitching prospect Juan Then is part of the return for the Mariners. Hear Juan Then, a young pitching prospect is going from #Yankee to #Mariners for Encarnacion — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) June 16, 2019 The 36-year-old Encarnación has 21 home runs this season for Seattle, who acquired him from Cleveland in an… Read More

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