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Virginia sees opportunity amid discord over Maryland brewery rules.

Virginia officials are seizing on discord in Maryland over how to regulate the growing number of breweries here by trying to entice brewers and entrepreneurs to move south.Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore said he and his staff have contacted more than half a dozen Maryland...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

From Palmerston North Sunday school teacher to dancing topless at Paris' famous cabaret.

Palmerston North where I was brought up in the 1950s was a bleak place. It was still post-war, and conservatism bordering on repressiveness was the theme. The only excitement was provided by the railway line that ran through the centre of the town – until the city fathers thought to remove it to the furthest ...

- Stuff - NZ

UNIAN: Eight Ukrainian soldiers wounded in action in Donbas on May 27.

“The situation in the ATO zone has not changed in the past 24 hours: there is still escalation,” the ATO HQ said on Facebook on Sunday morning. Twenty-four attacks on Ukrainian troops were reported in the Mariupol sector. In particular, the enemy used 122mm artillery systems, which are banned under the Minsk ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Reported talks between Kushner and Russian ambassador stir controversy.

New questions are being raised about Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, and his contacts with Russian officials. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett joins CBSN to discuss a new report that says Kushner raised the idea of establishing a secret communications channel with the Kremlin.


Report: Illinois office had contest to close family cases.

- Townhall.com - US

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo.

NORFOLK, Va. " A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.In a ruling issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Barca nets 29th Copa del Rey.

BARCELONA has won their 29th ...

- thinkSPAIN - ES

Trump Travel Ban Could Be Sent to Supreme Court for an Emergency Ruling.

One way or the other, Trump's travel ban will likely end up before the U.S. Supreme Court. A key issue will be whether the high court, like lower ones, will use his prior anti-Muslim rhetoric against him. It's totally relevant about his motives and it would be prudent to consider Trump's earlier statements. -Dennis Schaal

- Skift - US

Op-Ed: Crude Export Habits Could Factor Into OPEC's Oil Balancing Act.

With the US entrance into the crude oil exporting market and little change in global loading, production may not be the only weight on commodity prices and crude oversupply.

- Rigzone.com - US

€451,084 raised in PN marathon.

The Nationalist Party raised €451,084 in a fund-raising marathon for its electoral campaign yesterday. PN leader Simon Busuttil announced the sum at the end of the programme and thanked supporters.

- timesofmalta.com - MT

What's the best new supercar in the world?.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

One of America's Most Dangerous Bombers Also Flew for Russia and China

Sebastien Roblin Security, The B-29 went to war for Moscow.  A major difficulty for the massive plagiarizing effort was that the B-29 had been designed according to imperial units of measurement while the Soviet Union used the metric system—not only were extensive conversions necessary, but new gauges of sheet aluminum ...

- The National Interest - US

G7 says full implementation of Minsk Agreements only way to settle Donbas conflict

The Great Seven believes the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements is the only path to lead to reach a solution to the Ukraine crisis, according to a communique signed following a G7 summit in Italy’s Taormina.


Why better design leads to better AI

GUEST: As a judge for the newly minted Mobile UX Awards, I get to see and evaluate many different kinds of mobile experiences , including chatbots. Nearly 10 years after the launch of the game-changing app store, UX designers are programmed to apply app design thinking to just about every mobile experience. But approaching ...

- VentureBeat - US

9 Essential Summer Reads—From Sci-Fi to Philosophical Superheroes

Summer is nigh. These are the books to keep on-hand while prepping for your next vacation. The post 9 Essential Summer Reads—From Sci-Fi to Philosophical Superheroes appeared first on WIRED.

- Wired Magazine - US

Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel

Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel...


'Political pun of the month'

So declares Prof. Mark Liberman , and I agree : Some say the administration will end in ICE, some say in FOIA/from what I know of corporate lawyas, I hold with those who favor FOIA…. — emily nussbaum May 26, 2017 The referent, of course, is

- The Volokh Conspiracy - US

Ramadan 2017: 10 shows to watch this year

From the political to the comedic, here are some titles that have created buzz

- GulfNews - AE

AP Report: Kushner Back Channel With Russia Involved Syria

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat, The Associated Press has learned.

- Newsmax - US

Security News This Week: Bug Bounties Pay But Piracy Doesn't

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Bug Bounties Pay But Piracy Doesn't appeared first on WIRED.

- Wired Magazine - US

MIT researchers engineer shape-shifting food

Boston MA May 29, 2017 "Don't play with your food" is a saying that MIT researchers are taking with a grain or two of salt. The team is finding ways to make the dining experience interactive and fun, with food that can transform its shape when water is added. The researchers, from MIT's Tangible Media Group, have concocted ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Reuters Video: Vietnam's spiritual possession ritual gets resurrected

Previously frowned on by the ruling Communist Party, the ancient ritual of Hau Dong is enjoying a revival in Vietnam. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

New United Utah Party leader Jim Bennett announces bid for Chaffetz's seat

Jim Bennett, executive director of the newly formed political party United Utah, announced Friday he is running for the 3rd...

- Deseret News - US

European allies see the two sides of Trump

TAORMINA, Italy - In Sicily, Donald Trump listened attentively during complex G7 debates over trade and climate change, smiled for the cameras, and for the most part refrained from provocative tweets.

- Reuters - US

Mozart junior: Curse of the 'missing spark'

VIENNA, May 28 — Having famous parents can be a mixed blessing, but Austrian musician Franz Xaver Mozart had it tougher than most. Born months before Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in 1791, Franz Xaver spent his life trying — and failing —...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Operation to dismantle terror network 'still at full tilt', Amber Rudd says

Other members of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi's terror network could still be at large, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said as the operation to hunt them continued at "full tilt".

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

UK spies believe 23,000 terror suspects at large in UK

The UK's terror threat level had been lowered to "severe" from "critical".

- Zee News - IN

News24.com | Biafra: a painful chapter in Nigeria's history

Fifty years ago, the Igbo people of southeast Nigeria seceded, declaring an independent Republic of Biafra and sparking a brutal civil war that left about one million people dead.

- News24.com - ZA

Mother of Uber founder killed in boating accident

The mother of Travis Kalanick, founder of the on-demand ride service Uber, was killed in a boating accident and his father was seriously hurt, authorities and a company official said Saturday. The post Mother of Uber founder killed in boating accident appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Is the general election 2017 the end of Ukip?

Ukip led the way to Brexit, but now the party is on less than 10 per cent in the polls.  Ukip could be finished. Ukip has only ever had two MPs, but it held an outside influence on politics: without it, we'd probably never have had the EU referendum. But Brexit has turned Ukip into a single-issue party without an issue. ...

- New Statesman - UK

Ministers Obaidul Quader, Anisul Huq defend relocation of Lady Justice statue

After the removal of the Lady Justice statue from the Supreme Court premises, a cabinet member has said no sculptures built in the spirit of the Liberation War will be removed while his colleague said the relocation respected all the religions, including Islam.

- BDNews24 - BD

Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

- Townhall.com - US

RAF crew write 'love from Manchester' on bomb for ISIS

Armourers in the UKs Royal Air Force scrawled the message "love from Manchester" on a bomb meant for air strikes against the Islamic State terror group following the concert attack, according to a media report.A photograph, which has been widely shared on social media, showed the message "love from Manchester" on a Paveway ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Rush Limbaugh: People 'cheered' reporter being 'attacked and treated like a dishrag'

Rush Limbaugh made clear Friday what he only hinted at Thursday on his radio show when he said that Montana Republican Greg Gianforte won his…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Lightheaded? S&P 500, Nasdaq Grind Out New Highs as Trading Sputters

Stocks barely moved amid light trading today, but it was enough for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite to finish the week at record highs.

- Barrons - US

North Korea leader oversees 'new' weapon system test, KCNA says

SEOUL, May 28 — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has overseen a test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system, state media said today, amid mounting tensions in the region following a series of missile tests by Pyongyang. Over the past few months,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

News24.com | Spain saves 73 migrants in 3 boats crossing from Africa

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 73 migrants from three small boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores

- News24.com - ZA

The tech industry is dominated by 5 big companies — here's how each makes its money

More and more, everything crucial about the present and future of consumer tech runs through at least one five companies: Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft. Smartphones, laptops, app distribution, voice assistants and AI, streaming music and video, cloud computing, online shopping, advertising — whatever it ...

- Business Insider - US

Liguanea Lodge hosts 25th Art Auction

The Liguanea Lodge will next Thursday stage the 25th edition of its popular Art Auction at the Talk of the Town, Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, St Andrew.Billed as 'Wine, Cheese and Art' , organisers have described the event as “a most perfect combination.“What started out as a one-off fund-raiser is now a quarter of a ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Egypt: Gunmen attack Christians, killing at least 23

CAIRO " Egyptian state TV says 23 people were killed and 25 wounded in an attack by gunmen on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo.The report quotes local health officials as saying that the attack happened on Friday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Never before seen JFK photos remind Miami of of that last rendezvous with innocence

He was ferried through Miami Beach in an open Lincoln convertible, often perched atop the rear seat to give adoring crowds along Collins Avenue an unobstructed view. Photographs from the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Real pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates have been a part of popular culture ever since they first appeared on the high seas with aspirations for fortune, fame and glory.

- CNN Top Stories - US

The Handmaid's Tale: From dystopian feminist horror in 1984, to horrifyingly real in 2017

Hulu’s TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale feels eerily relevant The post The Handmaid's Tale: From dystopian feminist horror in 1984, to horrifyingly real in 2017 appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Iraqi Forces in Mosul Plan ISIS Assault, but Fight Could Be Long

'I am confident they will retake Mosul,' a U.S. military official said. 'This is inevitable. It will happen.' But he would not predict when.

- New York Times - US

CNN: Sources - Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake

Then-FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information relating to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email was fake , created by Russian intelligence , but he feared that if it became public it would undermine the probe and the Justice Department itself, according to multiple officials with knowledge ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Coalition allies debate succession to Brazil's Temer

Business-as-usual behaviour belies search for a president who can preserve reforms

- Financial Times - US

Only 76% of allocated funds spent on water projects

Sector falls in govt's priority list; country's food security at stake The post Only 76% of allocated funds spent on water projects appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Author moves on from Larsson

IN the cult Millennium crime fiction series, Stieg Larsson created Lisbeth Salander as a tattooed hacker out to get revenge on her persecutors. But in the latest book, author David Lagercrantz appears to have put his own stamp on the invincible character, throwing her into prison. “The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

4 Foolproof Ways to Repair Your Damaged Hair

- Yahoo! News - US

Fire razes down Homa Bay main market

Homa Bay police boss said authorities have opened an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

- Daily Nation - KE