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Hypersonic aircraft to go 5 times the speed of sound – CNN

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Washington (CNN)The U.S. Air Force aims to develop an unmanned flying weapon by 2023 that would travel at least five times the speed of sound and might transform the nature of warfare. “The key thing is, hypersonics go really fast,” outgoing Air Force chief scientist Mica Endsley told CNN Thursday, after announcing the target date for the new aircraft last week. The Pentagon has been experimenting with unmanned hypersonic aircraft…

President Obama delivers eulogy at Beau Biden’s funeral – Fox News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

President Obama fought back tears Saturday as he remembered the son of Vice President Joe Biden as the “consummate public servant” who learned through early tragedy what mattered most and resolved to “live a life of meaning.” Obama choked with emotion during his moving eulogy to Beau Biden which he concluded by saying, “God bless his memory and all he touched.” “He was a scion of an incredible family who…

Death Toll in China River Capsizing Hits Nearly 400 – TIME

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Authorities have attributed the overturning of the ship late Monday to sudden, severe winds, but also have placed the captain and his first engineer in police custody. Passengers’ relatives have raised questions about whether the ship should have continued its cruise after the storm started in a section of Hubei province and despite a weather warning earlier in the evening. The death toll rose to 396 after hundreds of bodies…

2 Convicted Murderers Escape From Maximum Security Prison in Upstate New … – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Authorities are searching for two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York early today. Richard Matt and David Sweat were accounted for during a morning bed check at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border, said New York State police. Corrections officials have not said how the men escaped. Sweat, 34, is serving a life sentence after…

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Flock To Iowa Roast and Ride – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Seven Republican presidential hopefuls are in Iowa today for an unusual political event — half-motorcycle ride, half-pork roast, the full-day gathering is a chance for the candidates to start their engines in the all-important early caucus state. The day is also shaping up to be a major moment for Sen. Joni Ernst, the freshman U.S. senator from Iowa who rode into power with a campaign ad that touted her experiencing…

UN Chief Says Yemen Peace Talks to Resume June 14 in Geneva – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that peace talks between the warring parties in Yemen will resume in Geneva on June 14. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Ban welcomed the decisions by Yemen’s exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Shiite Houthi rebels who control the capital Sanaa to attend the U.N.-led talks in Switzerland. He urged the parties to engage “in good faith and without pre-conditions.” Dujarric said Satuday…

Apple’s new music streaming service could revive the recording industry – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Apple Inc. is poised to unveil what analysts and record label executives hope will be a game-changer in the way consumers listen to music. Taking on the likes of Spotify and Pandora, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant is expected to announce a $10-a-month streaming service and revamped Internet radio feature at its developer conference in San Francisco on Monday. The music service would come 12 years after Apple revolutionized the…

UPDATE 5-China ship disaster death toll jumps, company says sorry – Reuters

Saturday, June 06, 2015

(Adds details from recovery effort) By Megha Rajagopalan and Joseph Campbell JIANLI, China, June 6 (Reuters) – The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship which capsized during a storm in the Yangtze River jumped to 396 on Saturday, leaving fewer than 50 still missing, as the boat operator apologised and said it would cooperate with investigations. Only 14 survivors, one of them the captain, have been found after the…

2016 field descends on Iowa for Joni Ernst shindig – Politico

Saturday, June 06, 2015

BOONE, Iowa—It’s a newly created political event, hosted by a first-year senator who’s barely known outside her state. Yet seven presidential candidates and the national media horde has descended on this rural town 45 minutes from Des Moines because the significance of the first annual “Joni Ernst’s Roast and Ride” is already clear: amid great uncertainty about which White House hopefuls will choose to compete in the…

Yemeni forces fire Scud missile at Saudi Arabia – Reuters

Saturday, June 06, 2015

DUBAI/SANAA Yemen’s dominant Houthi group and its army allies fired a Scud missile at Saudi Arabia which the kingdom says it shot down on Saturday, in a major escalation of two months of war. In the first use of the long range ballistic Scud in the conflict, the missile was fired early Saturday morning at the city of Khamees Mushait in the kingdom’s southwest and was intercepted by two Patriot…

Malaysia mountain quake: Search for schoolchildren – BBC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The aftermath of the quake near Mount Kinabalu was captured on camera Rescuers in Malaysia are trying to trace six pupils and two teachers missing since Friday’s earthquake hit the highest peak, Mount Kinabalu. The body of a 12-year-old girl from their school, in Singapore, has been recovered, Singapore’s ministry of education said. At least 12 people are known to have died in the earthquake, which brought rocks tumbling down…

Japan Offers Ukraine Aid of $1.5 Billion – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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Stricken Chinese cruise ship lifted from Yangtze River; hundreds of bodies … – CNN

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Jianli, China (CNN)The Eastern Star is upright once again, looking almost normal with its bottom resting on the water and its deck and cabins clear above it. The ship’s positioning Friday was a step forward in the dayslong nightmare playing out on a section of the Yangtze River that flows through Hubei province. It means answers should be easier to come by as to why the Eastern Star capsized Monday…

Amid new Hastert allegations, Yorkville remains in disbelief – Chicago Tribune

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Many of the few thousand folks who called Yorkville home watched with admiration and respect over the decades as Dennis Hastert rose from local coaching legend to speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Now the residents of a town that rapidly grew alongside Hastert’s political fortunes are stunned at the rapid fall of a favorite son they’d put in positions of trust at the high school and in the…

Jill, Jessa say the release of Josh Duggar’s police report is a ‘re-victimization’ – Washington Post

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a> Jessa Seewald came to the defense of her oldest brother, Josh Duggar, on Friday in an interview with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. “I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist,” Seewald said, “I’m like that is so overboard and a lie really. I mean people get mad…

Massive cybersecurity breach raises concerns about what hackers stole – Fox News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

A massive hack of government personnel files is being treated as the work of foreign spies who could possibly use the information to sneak their way into more-secure computers and plunder U.S. secrets. Dan Payne, a senior counterintelligence official for the Director of National Intelligence, told federal employees Friday to change their passwords, put fraud alerts on their credit reports and watch for attempts by foreign intelligence services to exploit…

Yemen crisis: Saudi Arabia ‘shoots down’ Scud missile – BBC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Houthi supporters have been staging rallies against the Saudi-led air raids Saudi Arabia has shot down a Scud missile fired from across the border by Yemen’s Houthi rebels and its allies, the state Saudi Press Agency says. It was intercepted by a Patriot missile battery near the south-western city of Khamis Mushait in the morning. On Friday, four Saudi soldiers and many Yemeni rebels died in fighting on the border,…

FBI aware of multiple potential victims in Hastert case – CBS News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Last Updated Jun 5, 2015 7:29 PM EDT CBS News has learned that during the investigation into Dennis Hastert, the FBI became aware of as many as two, maybe three, potential victims alleging sexual misconduct by the House speaker. Hastert last month was indicted and charged with violating federal banking laws and lying to FBI investigators. According to the indictment, Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in 2010 to a…

Eight Pakistani Taliban Acquitted in Attack on Malala Yousafzai – Wall Street Journal

Saturday, June 06, 2015

1:06   Hilsenrath: Fed Is Managing Expectations on Rate Hike 6/5/2015 3:02PM WSJ Chief Economics Correspondent Jon Hilsenrath explains that the Federal Reserve, which is expected to wait several months to raise interest rates, is focused on managing Wall Street’s expectations.

US Was Warned of System Open to Cyberattacks – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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