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Asia stocks climb as Trump signals hope for US-China trade talks

Asia stocks spiked early Wednesday, following Wall Street’s rally on signs that US-China trade relations could be improving. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped 2.6% at the open, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.9%. Tokyo’s Nikkei Index rose as much as 1.7% in morning trade. South Korea’s KOSPI was up about 1%. US futures…MORE

Buttigieg, amid a trying week, changes police department policy on body cameras

Mayor Pete Buttigieg directed his police chief on Tuesday to order all South Bend, Indiana, police officers to turn their body cameras on when interacting with civilians on duty, making the decision after a tumultuous week where the presidential candidate was pulled from the campaign trail after an officer-involved shooting left one man dead. The…MORE

White Sox will extend protective netting to foul poles

The Chicago White Sox will be extending the protective netting in the team’s ballpark, a couple of weeks after a girl was struck by a foul ball during a Cubs-Astros game in Houston. The team announced Tuesday that the protective netting at Guaranteed Rate Field will stretch from foul pole to foul pole. The change…MORE

Fact-checking AOC on Amazon’s ‘starvation wages’

During an interview with ABC News, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dodged the question of whether Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos would still be a billionaire under her political prescriptions. Instead she attacked how Amazon treats its employees, claiming the e-commerce giant’s practices of paying “starvation wages and stripping them of their ability to access health…MORE

About that Florida poll that shows Biden crushing Trump …

Just as Donald Trump prepared to jet to Orlando to formally kick off his bid for a second term in 2020, a┬ánew Quinnipiac University poll was released that showed the President trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the Sunshine State by 9 percentage points. Which is a big headline! After all, Trump isn’t choosing…MORE

Kate Middleton dons blue dress for Royal Ascot

The Duchess of Cambridge looked beautiful in blue as she arrived to Royal Ascot on Tuesday. Kate Middleton donned a light blue Elie Saab dress detailed with lace and a pussy bow for the first day of the horse racing event. The duchess accessorized her outfit with a matching hat, silver clutch and silver heels.…MORE

Cuccinelli email to asylum officers sparks anger, push back

New acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli has sent an email to asylum officers that is being met with consternation and criticism. In the email, according to a source who received it, Cuccinelli appeared to press officers interviewing asylum seekers to be skeptical of claims of credible fear of returning home,…MORE

Four women who allege Indiana attorney general groped them file lawsuit

Four women who allege Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill groped them in March 2018 filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Hill and the state of Indiana. Niki DaSilva, Samantha Lozano, Gabrielle McLemore, and Mara Candelaria Reardon are seeking money damages for claims related to unlawful sexual harassment, employment discrimination, retaliation and other claims, one of the…MORE

John Cusack apologizes for tweeting an anti-Semitic meme

John Cusack is sorry. The actor apologized for retweeting an anti-Semitic meme after he drew criticism online. The image depicts a hand, stamped with the Star of David, pushing down a group of people. It included the quote, “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” The…MORE

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