A San Francisco Bay Area man posted anti-Semitic threats in an online chatroom and threatened to commit a mass shooting at a synagogue, police said. Ross Farca, 23, of Concord, is charged with making criminal threats, possession of an illegal assault rifle and manufacturing an assault rifle, Concord police said in a statement posted to Facebook on Friday. The FBI found Farca's comments online, which included threats to shoot law enforcement and claims that he had an assault rifle, Concord police said.
A rock-steady Gary Woodland refused to crack under an all-out assault from Brooks Koepka at the U.S. Open on Sunday, increasing his lead to two shots with nine holes to play. With birdies at two and three followed by a run of pars, Woodland had opened up a three-shot cushion until gaving a shot back with his first bogey of the day at 10 to stay two in front of twice defending champion Koepka and 2013 winner Justin Rose. The leaders teed off knowing there were low scores to be had after Swede Marcus Kinhult turned in a five-under 66.
Milwaukee's Eric Thames and Jesus Aguilar hit home runs and the Brewers' bullpen tossed five scoreless innings in a 5-3 win over the host San Francisco Giants on Sunday afternoon. Holding the 5-3 lead and having lost three of four, Milwaukee turned to closer Josh Hader for a two-inning save, and the left-hander retired all six batters for his 17th save in 18 chances. Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with two doubles in the Brewers' 12-hit attack, and Yasmani Grandal, Travis Shaw and Thames each added two hits.
Foreign "meddling" in the affairs of Hong Kong is hypocritical and "ill-intentioned", and Beijing will continue to back embattled chief executive Carrie Lam despite calls for her to resign, the official China Daily said on Monday. On Saturday, Lam said a controversial bill amending Hong Kong's extradition law would be postponed indefinitely after a week of sometimes violent protests, and activists have called for her to step down immediately. A U.S. consulate spokesman in Hong Kong welcomed Lam's decision and urged that the views of the domestic and international community be taken into account should her government pursue changes to extradition laws, particularly regarding mainland China.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is preparing for a 40% to 60% decline in international smartphone shipments, Bloomberg reported https://bloom.bg/2XQRiqH on Sunday. The Chinese technology company is looking at options that include pulling the latest model of its marquee overseas smartphone, the Honor 20, according to the article, which cited people familiar with the matter. Executives will be monitoring the launch and may cut off shipments if the sales are poor, it said.
Martín Maldonado found a formal-yet-fun way to honor the dads in his life. The Royals catcher celebrated Father's Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift Kansas City over the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday. Maldonado scribbled the names of his dad, brother, family and close friends on the tie, along with "Happy Father's Day" at the bottom.
When Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Pompeo Sunday if “accepting oppo research from a foreign government right or wrong?” the former CIA director responded: “Chris, you know, you asked me not to call any of your questions today ridiculous. “President Trump has been very clear that he will always make sure that he gets it right for the American people and I’m confident he’ll do that here as well,” Pompeo said. Trump in an interview last week with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos said that he would take damaging information — which he referred to as “oppo research” instead of as interference in a U.S. election by foreign governments — and that he would do so without necessarily alerting the FBI.
The mayor of Phoenix apologized and called a community meeting for this week amid public anger over a viral video showing police pointing a gun at the parents of a 4-year-old child over allegations she shoplifted a doll. Cellphone video showed a Phoenix officer drawing his weapon and shouting profanities after a father, mother and two young daughters left the Family Dollar store on May 27. Mayor Kate Gallego wrote on Twitter late on Saturday that the incident, which sparked anger on social media, made her feel "sick." She apologized to the family and noted that the city would speed up the rollout of body-worn cameras so that every police precinct has them by August.
A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea, the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22-year-old son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China. While speaking to him again on the phone days later, however, she listened in horror as the safe house where her son and four other North Korean escapees were hiding was raided by Chinese authorities. The woman, now living in South Korea, said she heard rumors her son is being held in a Chinese prison near the North Korean border, but has had no official news of his whereabouts.
Kyle Seager's two-run double with the bases loaded in the eighth inning sparked a four-run rally as the Seattle Mariners defeated the host Oakland Athletics 6-3 Sunday afternoon. Mallex Smith homered for the Mariners, who took two of three games in the series. Seattle right-hander Mike Leake (6-6) pitched seven strong innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.
A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea, the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22-year-old son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China. While speaking to him again on the phone days later, however, she listened in horror as the safe house where her son and four other North Korean escapees were hiding was raided by Chinese authorities. The woman, now living in South Korea, said she heard rumours her son is being held in a Chinese prison near the North Korean border, but has had no official news of his whereabouts.
Egypt on Sunday launched a revamp of the Egyptian Museum, promising to preserve and enhance the storied site even as it loses its most famous collection. Located in the heart of Cairo on Tahrir Square, the Egyptian Museum has long been the foremost home for the country's bounteous collection of antiquities. The initial restructuring of the Egyptian Museum will include the redisplay of several galleries near the entrance and the relocation of the Tanis Royal Tombs to the space vacated by the Tutankhamun collection.
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) - Huawei's American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said. Executives from top U.S. chipmakers Intel and Xilinx Inc attended a meeting in late May with the Commerce Department to discuss a response to Huawei's placement on the black list, one person said. The ban bars U.S. suppliers from selling to Huawei, the world's largest telecommunications equipment company, without special approval, because of what the government said were national security issues.
Egypt on Sunday launched a revamp of the Egyptian Museum, promising to preserve and enhance the storied site even as it loses its most famous collection. Located in the heart of Cairo on Tahrir Square, the Egyptian Museum has long been the foremost home for the country's bounteous collection of antiquities.
Martin Maldonado went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored and Jorge Bonifacio and Billy Hamilton each drove in two runs as the Kansas City Royals held on for an 8-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis. Nicky Lopez and Cheslor Cuthbert each scored two runs for the Royals, who defeated Minnesota for the first time in five games this season while also improving to just 9-25 on the road. Jorge Lopez (1-6), in relief of Jakob Junis, allowed one run on four hits in 2 1/3 innings to pick up the win.
A cousin of the man shot and killed by an off-duty police officer at a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Corona says he was a "gentle giant" who was mentally disabled. Corona police say Kenneth French attacked the Los Angeles Police Department officer, who was holding his young child, Friday night. The Press-Enterprise reports that French's cousin Rick Shureih identified the other victims as French's parents, Russell and Paola French.
Jesse Winker homered to highlight his career-best four-hit, five-RBI performance as the host Cincinnati Reds posted an 11-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Winker ripped a two-run double in the second inning and a two-run homer in the fourth before slapping an RBI single to center in the fifth. The 25-year-old, who was playing place of injured rookie Nick Senzel, entered the contest with a total of four RBIs in his previous 30 games.
Phoenix's police chief has publicly apologized to members of a family at whom police officers pointed guns and yelled profanities while responding to a report of shoplifting. Police Chief Jeri Williams apologized to the family, community and public on Sunday at Phoenix TV station KTVK. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego posted an apology to the family on Twitter on Saturday.
Rafael Devers led off the top of the 10th with a home run while Mookie Betts and Christian Vazquez each added two-run singles in the inning as the visiting Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 on Sunday. Boston trailed 3-2 heading into the ninth but Marco Hernandez tied the game with a one-out homer off Mychal Givens. Devers then homered versus Givens (0-4) in the 10th, and Betts added his two-run single before Vazquez followed with his own two-run single -- both of the singles came versus David Hess -- as Boston scored five overall for an 8-3 lead.
Cameron Maybin homered as the New York Yankees went deep for the 19th straight game in a 10-3 victory over the host Chicago White Sox Sunday afternoon to salvage a four-game split. Maybin hit a two-out solo homer in the seventh inning off Aaron Bummer to give the Yankees a 9-2 lead. Maybin's third homer and second in as many games gave the Yankees 30 homers during the streak.