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Seider raises 2019 Draft stock with performance at World Championship

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Moritz Seider, a defenseman prospect eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft, opened plenty of eyes with his performance with Germany at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia.The World Championship opened his eyes too. Seider, No. 6 on…

Chara, at 42, remains vital cog for Bruins in run to Stanley Cup Final

BOSTON — Zdeno Chara turns earnest, his words intense and forceful. This matters to him, and he wants to be clear about it. When he joined the Boston Bruins from the Ottawa Senators, a prized free agent and the newly installed captain of a group he had just …

Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and DEB RIECHMANNMay 24, 2019President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md, and

Jury finds man guilty of murder in Tennessee church shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Friday found a man guilty of first-degree murder in a shooting at a Nashville church two years ago that left a woman dead and seven wounded.Jurors deliberated less than five hours before delivering the verdict against Emanuel Kidega Samson. He was found guilty on all 43 counts in…

CEOs get $800,000 pay raise, leaving workers further behind

NEW YORK (AP) — Did you get a 7% raise last year? Congratulations, yours was in line with what CEOs at the biggest companies got. But for chief executives, that 7% was roughly $800,000.Pay for CEOs at S&P 500 companies rose to a median of $12 million last year, including salary, stock and other compensation,…

Business

Driverless Cars Are 90% Here. Another 90% Is Left to Go.

Heres what we know about autonomous vehicles: Theyll be safer and smarter than the cars parked in our driveways today. Anyone who speculates beyond that is just, well, speculating. It wasnt long ago that a top automotive supplier was talking about providing …

Activist Hedge Fund Wants Centene to Consider Selling Itself

Daniel Loebs Third Point LLC has built a stake in Centene Corp. and wants the health insurer to consider selling itself before spending $15.3 billion on its deal to purchase WellCare Health Plans Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. While it i…

Think Before You Fish for Bargains in Chinese Stocks

The trade battle between the U.S. and China hasnt just hurt American farmers and Chinese exporters; it has also hit U.S. investors who pumped $2.8 billion into China funds in the first four months of 2019 on top of the $6.4 billion they added last year. So fa…

Trump Administration Moves to Roll Back Protections for Transgender Patients

The Trump administration on Friday moved to roll back health-care protections for transgender patients by replacing an Obama-era policy that expanded nondiscrimination protections. In the proposed rule from the Health and Human Services Departments Office fo…

Traveling this Summer? Expect Delays

The summer travel season is poised to inflict pain on both U.S. airlines and fliers. A record 257 million people are expected to fly with U.S. airlines this summer, according to trade group Airlines for America. Those travelers will likely have to deal with …

The US is sending 1,500 troops to confront a threat from Iran it won’t even explain

US soldiers during a foot patrol in Ramadi, Iraq. Tech. Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock/US Air Force The White House has notified Congress that it intends to deploy an additional 1,500 US troops to the Middle East, the Associated Press reported Friday. On Thursday, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said the Department of Defense was…

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How to stay safe around wild animals

With summer being the busiest season for most U.S. national parks, the potential for run-ins with wildlife increases—and so do visits to the emergency room. Though most people imagine bears or bison are the animals to watch out for, even small mammals can pose a risk. “At the Grand Canyon, the number one reason people…

Here are some of the world’s most colorful places

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Like humans, this dinosaur crawled before it walked

It’s a special moment when a baby learns how to go from crawling on all fours to walking on two legs, especially considering how rare this transition is in the animal kingdom. Only a few other species are thought to make the shift from crawling to upright walking as they age—and they’re all dinosaurs. Now,…

Politics

Judge partially blocks Trump border wall plan

Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images A federal judge has partially blocked President Donald Trumps plan to fund construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The preliminary injunction issued Friday immediately halts a $1 billion transfer of Pentagon counterd…

DNC boss says candidates to be involved in debate lottery

Democratic candidates for president or their representatives will be involved when the Democratic National Committee does a lottery to determine who stands on stage during the partys initial two-day debate, DNC chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClintons to…

Judge halts Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge on Friday blocked a Mississippi law that banned abortions once a fetus’s heartbeat is detected, often around six weeks into pregnancy. Judge Carlton Reeves, an Obama appointee, wrote that the law “threatens immediate harm to womens rights, es…

Trump puts DOJ on crash course with intelligence agencies

President Donald Trump granted Attorney General William Barr broad authority to declassify information related to 2016. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trumps declassification order Thursday night has set up a showdown between his own Justic…

Senate GOP declares war on conservative troublemakers

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is vigoriously working to defend Sen. Thom Tillis from primary challengers. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Senate Republicans and their establishment allies are vowing to blackball any political consulting firm th…

Vietnam War veterans monument defaced ahead of Memorial Day

Police say a memorial to Vietnam War veterans in Boston has been vandalized days before the Memorial Day holiday. Massachusetts State Police say the memorial at the University of Massachusetts-Boston campus was defaced T

Global Finance

US and Chinese consumers are ‘unequivocally the losers’ of the trade war’s tariffs — here are the unexpected winners

American and Chinese consumers and producers are paying the price of the yearlong trade war, which has seen the US and China slap tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of each other’s goods.US and Chinese importers have stopped buying from each other and turned to other countries instead.Vietnam and Mexico have greatly benefited from these…

The world’s biggest shipping company warns Trump’s China tariffs are hammering global trade

Watch Maersk trade live. Growth in global container trade more than halved in the first three months of 2019, and the latest salvos in the US-China trade war could slow it further, the world’s largest shipping company warned in its first-quarter earnings on Friday. AP Moller-Maersk pegged growth in global container trade at 1.7% in…

The first-time founder’s ultimate guide to understanding stock options

When you’re running a new startup, you probably can’t compete with the likes of Google or Amazon on salary. But you can offer promising new hires the chance to play an integral role in your company’s success, and to reap the benefits later on. Equity is a common component of compensation packages at early-stage startups:…

Snap has surged more than 100% since hitting rock bottom months ago — even as user growth flatlines and TikTok’s threat looms

Last December, during the depths of the stock market’s sell-off, Snap shares hit rock bottom. They fell to a record low, slicing beneath $5 a share — a devastating drop from its $17 initial-public-offering price. Valued at $33 billion at its 2017 IPO, Snap…

Newsflash: Facebook’s Shady Bitcoin Killer Crypto ‘GlobalCoin’ is Coming 2020

CCN: Facebook’s cryptocurrency ambitions could translate into reality as soon as next year. The BBC reports that the social media behemoth is on track to start testing its bitcoin rival – known internally as GlobalCoin – by the end of the year before its digital payments system comes online across 12 countries in the first…

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Sports News

Arsene Wenger EXCLUSIVE: Former Arsenal boss explains why Henrikh Mkhitaryan saga makes him

Arsene Wenger’s mind was left boggled by the circumstances which have led to Henrikh Mkhitaryan being unable to play for Arsenal in their Europa League final against Chelsea. Mkhitaryan, the Armenia captain, will not travel to Baku due to fears over his safe…

Arsene Wenger EXCLUSIVE: All-English European cup finals due to ‘aging squads’ of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juv

Arsene Wenger believes the collapse of the traditionally strong European teams is behind Englands domination of the Champions League and Europa League this season. Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea have made history this year by taking all four final…

Laura Woods meets Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham boss discusses his future, Champions League tears and his

Listen back IN FULL as talkSPORTs Laura Woods sat down for an exclusive chat with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool. We caught up with the Spurs boss at the clubs Enfield Training Centre this week to che…

No. 36 Kyrgios withdraws from French Open

11:43 AM ETAssociated Press PARIS — After a tantrum in Italy last week, Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the French Open on Friday.The reason for the Australian player’s withdrawal was not immediately clear.Last week at the Italian Open, the 36th-ranked Kyrgios was defaulted and fined during his second-round match after an outburst of rage. While trailing…

Next moves for the Mavericks: Can Dallas build a big three?

Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images8:30 AM ETBobby MarksESPN The Dallas Mavericks are the wild-card team of the NBA offseason.Though the teams in New York and Los Angeles have garnered attention as likely destinations for free agents, Dallas has a unique advantage: two young franchise players in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.Is that enough for…

Giannis on trailing 3-2: ‘We’re not gonna fold’

9:26 AM ETMalika AndrewsESPN MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s faith in his team remained unshaken after Thursday night’s 105-99 loss by the Bucks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Sure, the loss gave the Raptors a 3-2 series lead. Sure, the Bucks had never trailed in this series.But when Antetokounmpo was asked whether the…

International News

Satellite images reveal: Iran building border crossing to smuggle weapons

X Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep…

Who will replace Theresa May to steer Britain through Brexit?

Updated May 25, 2019 01:00:15 Theresa May has announced she will step down as Conservative Party leader on June 7, paving the way for a leadership contest to determine who will steer Britain through its eventual exit from the European Union. Key points: …

Theresa May attempted what increasingly looks like the impossible. Lesser beings would have caved long ago

Posted May 24, 2019 23:52:39 Yes, Theresa May did sign up for this. It could be argued Mrs May knew what she was in for when she took over as Prime Minister from David Cameron. But lesser beings would have caved months or years ago. At every turn she ha…

British Prime Minister Theresa May reveals departure date

Updated May 24, 2019 19:16:13 British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will resign on June 7, saying “it’s a matter of deep regret” that she failed to negotiate a Brexit deal. Mrs May made the announcement outside 10 Downing Street after meeti…

Cult leader found guilty of unlawful sexual intercourse with teenager

Posted May 24, 2019 17:12:57 The leader of an Australian cult has been found guilty of repeatedly sexually assaulting a girl who was a member of the group, starting from when she was 13 years old. Key points: The District Court heard James Salerno was th…

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