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Study of white meat surprises researchers

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 09:31

A new study showed that white meat is just as bad as red meat when it comes to cholesterol levels.

How the heck is the Apple Watch Series 3 still down to $199 on Amazon?

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 09:26

We've probably told you about this crazy sale at least three or four times now, and now we're going to tell you about it again. Why? Because it's friggin awesome, that's why! You can't walk out of an Apple store with a new Apple Watch Series 3 without spending at least $270 plus tax. But if you head over to Amazon to pick one up instead, you can snag a new Watch for as little as $199. The 38mm Apple Watch Series 3 with Sport Band can be had for that price, or you can size up to a 42mm model for just $229 instead of $310. We can't imagine this crazy deal will be around for too much longer though, so get one while you can!Here's more info from the product page: * GPS * Optical heart sensor * Digital Crown * S3 with dual-core processor * Accelerometer and gyroscope * Swim proof * watch OS 5 * Aluminum case

White nationalist attacks should be prosecuted as terrorism, lawmakers say

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 09:02

“The only good Muslim is a dead one.” Rep Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., teared up as she read the chilling words from hate mail she had recently received.

The New Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Might Be Coming to the U.S.

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 08:00

Audi USA says it's still deciding whether to bring this ruggedized wagon to America, and we're hoping the answer is yes.

Wall St. climbs as weak private jobs data boost rate cut hopes

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 07:47

Wall Street's major indexes rose on Wednesday as investors bet on a Federal Reserve interest rate cut after weak private sector jobs data and hopes grew that the United States and Mexico would reach an agreement to avoid U.S. tariffs on Mexican goods. The gains extended the rally on Tuesday when Fed Chairman Jerome Powell indicated the central bank may have to react to the U.S. trade wars, boosting rate cut hopes. Other Fed officials also hinted that a rate cut was possible.

Kia shares first picture of its new XCeed crossover

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 07:37

Kia has shared the first picture of its new urban crossover, called the XCeed, due to be officially unveiled June 26, 2019. According to the South Korean automaker, this new model offers an alternative to traditional larger SUVs with its sportier design and handling yet comparable interior space and luggage capacity. Kia also claims to be aiming this model squarely at millennials.

Volvo Will Tow Your Classic Car For Free

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 07:17

Breaking down at the side of the road is never a nice experience, especially in classic cars when such a disastrous event is more likely. Stranded miles from home, you pray for a reliable recovery service to come to the rescue. If you’re driving a Volvo in America, fear not, as the marque has just launched an intriguing pledge to tow any and all Volvos to their nearest dealer — free of charge!

Edmunds: Discontinued cars offer value but should you buy?

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 06:11

Savvy consumers can take advantage and get one of these overlooked cars at significant savings. Going with a discontinued vehicle allows more wiggle room for negotiation, especially if a particular car has been on the dealer lot longer than average. The reason they were discontinued is that they weren't popular among car buyers when new, so the same will apply when you're looking to sell it down the line.

Scouted: Beboe Therapies Makes CBD Skin Care That’s Both Powerful and Foolproof

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 06:00

CBD is in everything these days, even skin care. I previously dabbled in the hemp oil offering from Kiehl’s that I love. It helps tone down the redness and swelling of acne and makes my face feel overall moisturized. The Beboe Therapies serum and sheet mask were my first foray into true CBD skin care. I Used CBD in Various Forms for Weeks and Learned How Each Is Great in Its Own WayTo start, the Beboe serum smells great. It’s earthy and herbally with a hint of citrus. It feels amazing going on my skin and, as promised, it gave my face a glow that felt like I had just spent a couple of hours in the sun. Most oils and serums leave my naturally oily skin looking greasy, so I leave them in the nighttime-only category of skin care products. This one, however, was the kind of slickness that made you look moisturized and sunkissed rather than sweaty. The golden hue gives your skin a delicate bronzed look, something I am definitely going for as I sit here planning my summer vacations.The serum packs a punch of 300 mg of CBD. It’s 100% natural, without fragrances, parabens, silicone, preservatives, phthalate, gluten, synthetic dyes, mineral oil, or palm oil. The full-spectrum CBD oil is paired with “vegan plant actives” and promises to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and fine lines. The brand also has a 50 mg CBD Sheet Mask that has all the same properties as the serum but in a one-use mask form. While wearing it, I could feel a little bit of a tingle across my skin. A tingle usually means things are taking an irritating turn, but this tingle was more like your arm waking up from being asleep rather than one that indicates an allergic reaction. And while it wasn’t a drastic change after the 25 minutes I left it on for, the next morning my skin felt nourished and brightened. This mask looks really cool, smells really nice, and just feels really good. CBD as skincare is still something I will be exploring. Until then, when my skin needs a little bit of a glow, I’ll be dousing it in the Beboe CBD serum and wearing the sheet mask.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

In race for 5G, European companies hope to profit from security doubts over Chinese giant Huawei

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 05:00

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri in the past has boosted Nokia’s more secure products and hinted Huawei’s failure would be Nokia’s ultimate gain. “Ultimately, it’s for the country” looking to purchase 5G networks “to decide, not for Nokia,” said Lindroos.

TSMC expects short-term impact from U.S. ban on China's Huawei

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 02:21

Washington's move to ban U.S. companies from doing business with China's Huawei Technologies will have a short-term impact on Taiwan's TSMC, its chairman said on Wednesday, although he was upbeat on the outlook for this year. TSMC previously said shipments to its main client Huawei were not affected by U.S. action aimed at curbing the telecom equipment maker's access to American technology, and that it would continue to be a supplier to Huawei. "It certainly will have some impact in the short term," TSMC Chairman Mark Liu told reporters at the company's annual general meeting in the technology hub of Hsinchu.

North Korea to pause 'Mass Games' after leader Kim complains: tour agencies

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 01:46

Days after this year's "Mass Games" debuted before North Korea's top leadership, the huge pageant has been put on hold after leader Kim Jong Un expressed his dissatisfaction, foreign tour groups said on Wednesday. Kim and his wife were among the elite at the premiere of the games on Monday in Pyongyang, but North Korea's leader was unhappy with the event's organizers, state media said. The performances are being paused to allow organizers to fix the unspecified shortcomings, according to two Western companies that take foreign tourists to North Korea.

Dow jumps over 500 points amid hopes of Fed rate cut

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 20:23

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 500 points Tuesday as investors welcomed signs that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates to help buttress U.S. economic growth in the face of escalating trade wars. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spurred the rally when he said the central bank was "closely monitoring" trade developments and would "act as appropriate" to sustain the U.S. economic expansion.

UPDATE 1-U.S. denies GM tariff relief request for China-made Buick SUV

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 19:05

The Trump administration has denied a General Motors Co request for an exemption to a 25 percent U.S. tariff on its Chinese-made Buick Envision sport utility vehicle. The midsize SUV, priced starting at about $35,000, has become a target for critics of Chinese-made goods, including leaders of the United Auto Workers union and members in key political swing states such as Michigan and Ohio. GM said on Tuesday it was aware of the denial and has been paying the tariff since July.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Buys San Francisco House for $21.9 Million

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 17:56

The billionaire already owns the midcentury modern abode next door to his new purchase

U.S. to Ensure Rare-Earth Supply Amid Trade War With China

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 17:47

The U.S. will take steps to ensure it doesn’t get cut off from the supply of rare earths used in everything from the production of computer screens to missile systems and mobile phones, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said. The Commerce Department on Tuesday released a report requested by President Donald Trump in December 2017, when he asked officials to look into U.S. access to so-called rare earths, a group of 17 elements including lanthanum and terbium. “These critical minerals are often overlooked but modern life without them would be impossible,” Ross said in a statement.

White House instructs Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson to ignore subpoenas from House Democrats

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 16:05

Chief of staff Mick Mulvaney tells former White House aides not to cooperate with the House Judiciary Committee's investigation; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports.

Harry Reid changes opinion, says Pelosi-led House should open Trump impeachment inquiry

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 16:01

In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY, former Senate majority leader Harry Reid said the House should open an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

George Nader, Witness in Mueller Probe, Denied Release on Child-Porn Charges

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 15:55

REUTERSGeorge Nader, an emissary to the United Arab Emirates who cooperated extensively with Special Counsel Robert Mueller probe, was denied release on Tuesday after being arrested for possessing child pornography.Nader, 60, a Lebanese-American businessman, will be handed over to federal agents for extradition to Virginia for his prosecution. He was arrested Monday at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport for allegedly possessing child pornography on a cellphone more than a year ago. He was originally charged in Jan. 2018 after he arrived at Washington-Dulles International Airport from Dubai, according to the complaint unsealed Monday, where he allegedly transported “child pornography and child erotica,” including videos showing children. Nader previously pleaded guilty to the same charge in 1991. Assistant United States Attorney Miriam Glaser proposed to have two FBI agents drive Nader from New York to Virginia. Nader, who will be picked up at 9 a.m. Wednesday, is expected to spend the night in Alexandria before his next hearing.“The investigating agent is willing to take Nader in his car along with another agent with medical expertise and transport him to a courthouse in Virginia,” Glaser said. The agreed proposal followed an order by Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak for overnight detainment. Nader, appearing disheveled and dressed in a khaki jumpsuit, arrived in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday alongside his defense lawyer, Chris Clark, who revealed the Dubai resident returned to New York on Monday for a cardiologist appointment at Mount Sinai Hospital. Clark also claimed Nader had open-heart surgery five weeks ago in Germany and has been suffering from complications. At the behest of his doctors in Germany, Nader was scheduled to meet with “renowned cardiologist” Dr. Rony Shimony on Monday to discuss whether he needed another surgery or “treatment at a rehabilitation center.”George Nader, Witness in Mueller Investigation, Arrested on Child Porn Charges“Mr. Nader is supposed to be at Mount Sinai Hospital right now,” Clark said. “The surgery in Germany took a couple arteries out and put a couple arteries in. This Mount Sinai visit wasn’t just a check up.”Clark asked Judge Pollack on Tuesday that Nader be allowed free on bond to go to a Virginia medical facility where could seek treatment while under 24-hour armed guard. Prosecutors opposed the request for bail, however, pointing to Nader’s access to millions in cryptocurrency, and foreign government connections. Judge Pollack ultimately sided with the U.S. attorneys, arguing what while Nader’s medical records do show heart issues, he is healthy enough to travel across the world. After a brief deliberation, Pollack agreed to release Nader “to the custody of the FBI.”“He clearly was OK to travel from Dubai to New York to see Dr. Shimony,” Pollack said. “I just don’t know it raises to the level of some imminent concern.”Pollack also ruled Tuesday Nader’s request to seek medical attention at a facility will be ruled in Virginia.Nader was a witness in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. He testified several times in front of the grand jury and was named throughout Mueller’s report. He entered into a cooperation agreement with the Department of Justice, but the terms of that agreement were reportedly limited. Nader has been living in the United Arab Emirates since the spring of 2018. He has long been active in American politics, forging close relationships with both Democrats and Republicans over the years. Before becoming a part of Trumpworld he had forged connections with Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016. During that time, he represented himself to those he communicated with as someone with close connections to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed in the UAE and members of the Saudi royal court, including Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Beginning in the summer of 2016, Nader attended meetings and communicated with Trump’s inner circle on topics ranging from U.S.-Gulf relations and plans to help Trump win the election. In Aug. 2016, he attended a meeting in New York with Donald Trump Jr., Blackwater founder Erik Prince, and Israeli intelligence expert Joel Zamel to discuss a social-media manipulation plan that could help Trump clinch the election in November. It’s unclear if that plan ever went forward but aides in the West Wing have said the proposal was never seriously considered. Following that meeting, though, Nader reportedly paid Zamel $2 million.Later, after the election, Nader helped set up a meeting in the Seychelles between Prince and Kirill Dmitriev, the head of one of Russia’s sovereign wealth funds. That meeting was described extensively in the Mueller report. The Daily Beast first reported last year that Dmitriev and Prince talked about a proposed road map for U.S.-Russia relations in the Trump era.An eyewitness saw individuals cleaning out Nader’s apartment in Washington last summer, carrying away his valuables in trash bags, including a Kohler toilet. The individual said the men were not with an official moving company. According to publicly available tax documents, it appears Nader still owns his apartment, but individuals in his building say it is being rented out.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. 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Two more migrants die in US custody after crossing Mexico border

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 15:41

The death of a transgender woman from El Salvador resparked fears that transgender women and gay men are being mistreated at federal facilities.