Alan Colmes

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  • Attempted North Korea missile launch fails: South Korean official

    Monday, 5:45 PM

    North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in GenevaSEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean missile launch attempt early on Tuesday morning appears to have failed, a South Korean military official told Reuters. The launch attempt took place at around 5:20 a.m. Seoul time (2020 GMT), said the official, who asked not to be identified, without elaborating. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said the attempted launch appeared to have been of an intermediate-range Musudan missile. Japan put its military alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, state broadcaster NHK reported. ...


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  • Iraqi army storms to edge of Islamic State-held Falluja; fresh bombings hit Baghdad

    Monday, 7:37 AM

    An Iraqi Shi'ite fighter fires artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants near FallujaBy Maher Nazeh and Saif Hameed SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Falluja under U.S. air support on Monday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main strongholds of Islamic State militants. A Reuters TV crew about a mile (about 1.5 km) from the city's edge said explosions and gunfire were ripping through Naimiya, a largely rural district of Falluja on its southern outskirts. An elite military unit, the Rapid Response Team, seized the district's police station at midday, state TV reported.


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  • Libyan oil guard says captures coastal town from Islamic State after clashes

    Monday, 1:37 PM

    By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A force that controls oil terminals in eastern Libya said it had captured the town of Ben Jawad from Islamic State, pushing the militant group back along a coastal strip they control east of their stronghold of Sirte. Spokesman Ali al-Hassi said five Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) fighters had been killed and 18 wounded in fierce clashes in the coastal town, and that fighting was continuing in the nearby town of Nawfiliyah. A Ben Jawad resident told Reuters that PFG forces had entered the town and were combing the area to secure it.... read more

  • S. Korea says North ballitic missile test failed

    Monday, 5:59 PM

    North Korean soldiers shelter from the rain beneath a balcony following a mass military parade in Pyongyang last yearNorth Korea on Tuesday appeared to have tried and failed with a fresh ballistic missile launch in violation of existing UN resolutions, South Korea's defence ministry said. The UN measures ban North Korea from any use of ballistic missile technology, although it regularly fires short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast. Tensions have been running high on the divided Korean peninsula since the North's fourth nuclear test in January, followed by a long-range rocket launch the following month.


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  • Chicago pension payments eased after bill veto overridden

    Monday, 5:55 PM

    Republican Bruce Rauner smiles after winning the midterm elections in Chicago, IllinoisChicago will be able to spread out state-mandated higher payments to its police and fire pensions after the Illinois Legislature on Monday overrode the governor's veto of a bill that became entangled in a political impasse. The Senate voted 39-19 and the House voted 72-43 to undo Republican Governor Bruce Rauner's veto on Friday that the city claimed would lead to a $300 million property tax hike. The bill gives Chicago short-term budget relief but will add to the city's big pension funding gap.


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  • Hardliner Lieberman sworn in as Israel defence minister

    Monday, 5:38 PM

    Former Israeli foreign minister and ultra-nationalist MP Avigdor Lieberman is seen during a session of the Israeli parliament on May 30, 2016Israeli ultra-nationalist Avigdor Lieberman assured he supported the creation of a Palestinian state after being sworn in as defence minister despite outrage over his appointment to the powerful post. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's choice of the hardline Lieberman to head the defence ministry has caused alarm among moderates in Israel and has been openly questioned by the United States. In a speech after taking office, the 57-year-old former foreign minister and ultra-nationalist who heads the Yisrael Beitenu party sought to calm fears his appointment will add to unrest in the region.


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  • Rose withdraws from Memorial with bad back

    Monday, 4:04 PM

    Golf - Rose withdraws from Memorial with bad backFormer US Open champion Justin Rose has withdrawn from this week's Memorial tournament with a lingering back injury. England's Rose won the US PGA event, hosted by Jack Nicklaus, in 2010 and was second last year, losing to Sweden's David Lingmerth in a playoff.


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  • France's Bourdy leads 13 qualifiers into U.S. Open

    Monday, 2:22 PM

    Bourdy hits out of a sand trap on the 7th hole during the BMW Masters 2013 golf tournament at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai(Reuters) - France's Gregory Bourdy led 13 players into the field for the U.S. Open golf championship next month at Oakmont Country Club in the International Sectional qualifier at Walton Heath in Surrey, England on Monday. Four-time European Tour winner Bourdy shot rounds of 67 and 68 to finish nine-under-par, two shots clear of Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg, to lead the qualifying event for the U.S. Open which takes place outside Pittsburgh starting on June 16. Irishman Padraig Harrington, announced last week as one of Darren Clarke’s vice-captains for this year’s Ryder Cup, bogeyed his final two holes to miss out on the playoff by one shot.


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  • Golf-France's Bourdy leads 13 qualifiers into U.S. Open

    Monday, 2:02 PM

    France's Gregory Bourdy led 13 players into the field for the U.S. Open golf championship next month at Oakmont Country Club in the International Sectional qualifier at Walton Heath in Surrey, England on Monday. Four-time European Tour winner Bourdy shot rounds of 67 and 68 to finish nine-under-par, two shots clear of Sweden's Mikael Lundberg, to lead the qualifying event for the U.S. Open which takes place outside Pittsburgh starting on June 16. Irishman Padraig Harrington, announced last week as one of Darren Clarke's vice-captains for this year's Ryder Cup, bogeyed his final two holes to miss out on the playoff by one shot.... read more

  • Chicago pension payments eased after bill veto overridden

    Monday, 5:55 PM

    Republican Bruce Rauner smiles after winning the midterm elections in Chicago, IllinoisChicago will be able to spread out state-mandated higher payments to its police and fire pensions after the Illinois Legislature on Monday overrode the governor's veto of a bill that became entangled in a political impasse. The Senate voted 39-19 and the House voted 72-43 to undo Republican Governor Bruce Rauner's veto on Friday that the city claimed would lead to a $300 million property tax hike. The bill gives Chicago short-term budget relief but will add to the city's big pension funding gap.


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  • South Florida officers find 2 alligators eating human body

    Monday, 5:55 PM

    SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (AP) — Police in South Florida were called to a gruesome scene: a pair of alligators eating a human body... read more

  • 3 robbed, car stolen in Roxborough gunpoint holdup

    Monday, 5:46 PM

    3 robbed, car stolen in Roxborough gunpoint holdupPhiladelphia police are searching for three suspects in an early morning armed robbery in the city's Roxborough section.


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  • Qualcomm aims for more efficient wearables with latest chip

    Monday, 6:00 PM

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  • U.S. oil prices rise on start of summer driving season

    Monday, 5:58 PM

    A pumpjack drills for oil in the Monterey ShaleBy Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices were lifted early on Tuesday by the start of the peak demand summer driving season, although international fuel markets were weighed down by rising output in the Middle East, which mostly serves Asian customers. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were trading at $49.50 per barrel at 0042 GMT, up 17 cents from their last settlement. Demand in North America is set to pick up along with the official start of the U.S. summer driving season this week, triggering a cut in the amount of open short crude positions that would profit from falling prices.


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  • Asian shares wobble, on track for monthly loss

    Monday, 5:51 PM

    Businessman is reflected in an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares wobbled in early trade on Tuesday and were on track for a monthly loss, while the dollar edged away from recent peaks scaled on heightened expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates as soon as next month. Underpinning Asian sentiment, European shares hit one-month highs on Monday amid otherwise light trade with markets in London and New York closed for public holidays. "With UK and US markets closed overnight, Asian markets will be looking to Europe for leads today," Angus Nicholson, market analyst at IG, said in a note.


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  • Kidnapped Mexican striker Pulido escaped by punching captor: official

    Monday, 3:49 PM

    Mexico's striker Alan Pulido is seen next to Tamaulipas State Governor Egidio Torre Cantu after Pulido has been rescued within a day in Ciudad VictoriaBy Natalie Ann Schachar MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The authorities billed it as a rescue, but Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido escaped his kidnappers by punching the one guarding him, snatching a cellphone and calling for help, a top official in the country's violent northeast said on Monday. State security forces located Pulido within minutes of his call from a safe house in the restive city of Ciudad Victoria in Tamaulipas state, as they were scouring the area nearby, state prosecutor Ismael Quintanilla told local radio. The 25-year-old Mexico national team striker who also plays professionally with the Greek team Olympiakos disappeared in his hometown on Saturday night, when he was intercepted by gunmen after leaving a party with his girlfriend.


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  • After a heart attack, people more likely to take statins as directed

    Monday, 2:32 PM

    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Heath) - People may do a better job of following doctors' orders to take statin drugs - prescribed to protect against cardiac problems - after they wind up hospitalized for a heart attack, a large study suggests. "Our theory is that the heart attack hospitalization appeared to serve as a teachable moment, or a wake-up call, to patients to do everything possible to prevent another heart attack," lead study author Dr. Ian Kronish of Columbia University Medical Center said by email. Millions of people worldwide take statins to help reduce their blood levels of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol – the bad kind that builds up in blood vessels, damages artery walls and can lead to clots and heart attacks.... read more

  • Chile's red tide outbreak recedes, giving fishermen a break

    Monday, 2:23 PM

    By Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO (Reuters) - An unusually widespread and deadly "red tide" outbreak in southern Chile's fishing-rich waters is abating, a top scientist said on Monday, giving some reprieve to communities that depend on the Pacific Ocean for their livelihoods. The red tide - an algal bloom that turns the sea water red and makes seafood toxic - is a common, naturally recurring phenomenon in southern Chile. "From the first analysis of the samples taken from the ocean around Chiloe island, we can conclude that the red tide phenomenon is receding," University of Concepcion investigator Laura Farias told reporters on a conference call.... read more