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Washington – Reports: Justice Dept. Preparing Antitrust Probe Of Google

June 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Washington - The U.S. Justice Department is readying an investigation of Google's business practices and whether they violate antitrust law, according to news reports. The search giant was fined a record $2.72 billion by European regulators in 2017 for abusing its dominance of the online search market. In the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission made an antitrust investigation of Google but...

Omaha, NE – Anonymous Bidder Offers More Than $4.5M To Dine With Buffett

June 1, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Omaha, NE - An anonymous bidder has offered more than $4.5 million to have a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett, shattering the previous record of nearly $3.5 million set in 2012 and 2016. An online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation's work to help the homeless in San Francisco ended Friday night on eBay with a winning bid of $4,567,888. It's the 20th...

Beijing – Chinese Defense Minister Says War With U.S. Would Be A Disaster

June 1, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Beijing - Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe criticised the United States on Sunday for its support for self-ruled Taiwan and for naval operations in the disputed South China Sea, but said conflict or war between the two countries would be a disaster. Wei told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Asia's premier defense summit, that China would "fight to the end" if anyone tried to split...

Damascus – Three Syrian Soldiers Killed By Israeli Rockets: State Media

June 1, 2019 at 10:34 PM
Damascus - Syria's state-run media is reporting several Israeli attacks on military positions in the country's south, saying they have killed three soldiers and wounded seven others. State news agency SANA quoted an unnamed military official as saying the attacks struck military positions in the southern region of Quneitra early Sunday. The attacks near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights...

German – Pro And Anti-Israel Protests Draw Hundreds In Berlin

June 1, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Berlin - Hundreds of people including prominent German politicians and members of the Jewish community are protesting against a larger, anti-Israel rally in Berlin. Police in the German capital of Berlin kept the competing protests on Saturday apart. The annual al-Quds — Arabic for Jerusalem — march against Israel drew more than 1,000 participants, with some chanting "Palestine will be...

Virginia beach, VA – Virginia Beach Gunman Who Killed 12 Was Disgruntled City Engineer

June 1, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Virginia beach, VA - The gunman who killed 12 people at a Virginia Beach municipal building before dying in a shootout with police was identified on Saturday as a disgruntled city engineer and co-worker of most of the victims. All but one of the victims from Friday's mass shooting in the coastal resort community were employed by the city, officials said, while the other was a contractor...

Jerusalem – Israeli Military Says 2 Rockets Fired At Israel From Syria

June 1, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Jerusalem - The Israeli military says two projectiles have been fired from Syria toward the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The military said Saturday there were no reports of casualties or damage. Israeli media reported sirens warning of incoming rockets were not activated. Israel has acknowledged carrying out dozens of airstrikes in Syria on Iranian targets and Tehran's...

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