News: Weekend Reads

The Personas of a 1970 Jane Doe in Harlem Come Into Focus

Friday  02:41,   09 june 2017
The New York Times

<p>A murdered drug dealer dressed as a man, had lovers of both genders and used several aliases, successfully concealing her identity even well past her[...]

Head of U.S. missile defense says N.Korea missile advances a 'great concern'

Friday  02:37,   09 june 2017
Reuters

Head of U.S. missile defense says N.Korea missile advances a 'great concern'WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Vice Admiral James Syring, said on Wednesday that technological advances demonstrated by[...]

NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicants

Friday  02:37,   09 june 2017
MSN

NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicantsThe astronaut class of 2017 includes doctors, scientists, engineers, pilots and military officers from Anchorage to Miami and points in between. They've worked in submarines, emergency rooms,[...]

Social media mocks Ivanka Trump ‘Why I disagree with my dad’ magazine cover

Friday  02:37,   09 june 2017
The Hill

Social media mocks Ivanka Trump ‘Why I disagree with my dad’ magazine coverIn the issue, an insider told the magazine that Ivanka was disappointed in President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate deal, but took it in[...]

China making 'preliminary' preparations for manned lunar mission

Friday  02:37,   09 june 2017
Reuters

China is making "preliminary" preparations to send a man to the moon, state media cited a senior space official as saying, the latest goal in China's ambitious lunar exploration program. China in 2003 became the third country to put a[...]

London Assailants Evaded an Avalanche of Warning Signs

Friday  02:36,   09 june 2017
The New York Times

Revelations about three London attackers tumbled into the open, raising pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to explain how they were missed.The warning signs about the three assailants in a white van who smashed and stabbed their way through a[...]

Macho Putin in Driver's Seat Takes Oliver Stone for a Ride

Friday  02:36,   09 june 2017
Bloomberg

He could be just another Moscow commuter driving home from the office. Except that’s President Vladimir Putin behind the wheel as filmmaker Oliver Stone quizzes him on the fugitive Edward Snowden in a scene from his new documentary on the Russian[...]

China slams Pentagon report on overseas military bases

Friday  02:36,   09 june 2017
AFP

Beijing on Wednesday dismissed as "irresponsible" an annual US Defense Department report that predicted China would expand its global military presence, building overseas bases in countries like Pakistan. Published Tuesday, the Pentagon[...]

Moscow says 'zero' proof Russian hackers involved in Qatar crisis

Friday  02:36,   09 june 2017
AFP

Moscow on Wednesday dismissed allegations that Russian hackers helped spark the diplomatic crisis around Qatar, after CNN reported that US officials believed they planted a false news story. "We're getting tired of reacting to unsubstantiated[...]

As mistrial is declared, 2 jailed -- but not the defendant

Friday  02:36,   09 june 2017
MSN

As mistrial is declared, 2 jailed -- but not the defendantChad Metcalf, 35, who had a court hearing Tuesday for an unrelated traffic violation, was charged with harassing a juror. The judge said Metcalf told the jurors they needed to reach a[...]

Utah Mom Allegedly Used Pliers to Pull Out Her 7-Year-Old's Teeth in a Store Bathroom

Friday  02:31,   09 june 2017
People

Utah Mom Allegedly Used Pliers to Pull Out Her 7-Year-Old's Teeth in a Store BathroomA Utah mother was charged this week with one count of felony child abuse after she allegedly yanked out some of her 7-year-old son’s teeth in a Wal-Mart[...]

Silent fear in Paris's Notre Dame after attacker shot

Friday  02:31,   09 june 2017
AFP

Hundreds of people raised their arms above their heads and faced the altar on Tuesday in Paris's landmark Notre Dame cathedral -- but it was no act of religious celebration. The visitors were trapped in the pews after a hammer-wielding man,[...]

Man convicted of sexually assaulting 6 underage sisters

Friday  02:31,   09 june 2017
MSN

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - A man was convicted Tuesday of sexually assaulting six girls in the same family, fathering two children by one of them. Authorities allege the girls' parents had "gifted" their oldest daughter to Lee Donald Kaplan[...]

China to U.S. on Ivanka Plant Probe: Mind Your Own Business

Friday  02:31,   09 june 2017
Bloomberg

China told the U.S. to mind its own business, rebuffing a call for the release of three labor activists detained while probing labor conditions at a factory that manufactured Ivanka Trump brand shoes. "No country can interfere in China’s sovereign[...]

Mexico: 4 killed in prison uprising in northern border state

Friday  02:31,   09 june 2017
MSN

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico - At least four people including three police officers were killed Tuesday in an hours-long prison shootout involving inmates and security forces in a northern Mexican border state, authorities said. Loud, sustained bursts of [...]