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Rob Pelinka: Lakers' trade with Nets was 'the flawless storm for us'

Nine-year veteran Lopez appeared posted averages of 20.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 blocks last season while becoming the longest-tenured player in Nets history. "When you have this much cap space, we're going to be major players next summer", Johnson said. "You see yourself. You see Jason Kidd ". EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Read More »

North Korea calls itself 'victim'

In the country's first reaction to Warmbier's death, Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency accused the US and South Korea of a smear campaign that insulted what it called its "humanitarian" treatment of him. Trump has had high hopes for greater cooperation from China to exert influence over North Korea, leaning heavily on Chinese President Xi Jinping for his assistance. Read More »

Michigan governor supports 2 charged in Flint

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And Schuette said that while no charges now are planned against Gov. Rick Snyder , his investigation continues, and "we have attempted to interview the governor", but "we were not successful". She is also accused of lying to a police officer about when she first learned of the outbreak. Legionnaires' disease isn't caused from drinking contaminated water , in contrast with the lead poisoning in thousands of children in Flint that happened after they drank the water . Read More »

Rain chances linger into Saturday, dry by Sunday

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Not expecting severe weather, but a few storms could be a little noisy with plenty of lightning, small hail and heavy rains. The weather looks nice for Tuesday and Wednesday with lower humidity. Highs in the lower to mid 80's. The UV Index will be high, so if you head to the Vectren Dayton Air Show apply and reapply sunscreen through the afternoon. Read More »

Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

Another bombing in the southwestern city of Quetta killed 13 people and a drive-by shooting killed four police officers in the southern megacity of Karachi yesterday. Pakistan is in the middle of a widening military operation to oust militants from key areas. Death toll of the two bomb blasts that hit two different cities of Pakistan on Friday has risen to 59, officials said on Saturday. Read More »

Acquisition Of Whole Foods A Potentially Transformative Transaction For Amazon.com, Inc

It's a natural progression for Amazon , said Brendan Witcher, a retail analyst at Forrester. "This is not a Tinder relationship", he clarified. Amazon is known for taking the long view. Here's more of what he had to say and how the deal came into being, from the US Securities and Exchange Commission transcript of his address. This is also gonna permit us- it's gonna be such a good thing for our customers. Read More »

PM Modi holds talks with Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa

During the visit, I will have an official meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa shake hands in the grounds of the Necessidades Palace, the Portuguese Foreign Ministry in Lisbon , Portugal . Read More »

UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar

The United Arab Emirates has said the list was meant to be confidential, and it has accused Qatar of leaking it to the press in a sign of bad faith. Shi'ite dominated Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia accuse each other of fomenting tension in the Middle East, where the two arch rivals back opposite sides in conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq. Read More »

EJ Dionne Jr.: Georgia provides lessons to Democrats

Democrats might want to avoid mimicking President Trump , who foolishly is pretending to believe that Pelosi is helping the Republican Party. "I'm a master legislator". Commenting on the Democrats' electoral failure in the South this week, which included a South Carolina House race, Hot Air blogger Andrew Malcolm observed that one-third of Pelosi's 193 House Democrats now come from just three states, "the usual liberal suspects of California, New York and MA, not the crucial ... Read More »

Severe storms, isolated tornadoes possible Friday

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The storm's first fatality was reported yesterday, when a 10-year-old boy was struck by a log that a large wave dislodged as he stood near the shore in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County coroner said . Category 3 hurricanes pack sustained winds of 111 to 129 mph, Category 4 storms reach 130 to 156 mph and Category 5 storms, which are rare, carry sustained winds of 157 mph or stronger. Read More »

Yemen's government to probe alleged torture of detainees

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Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghr said he had set up a six-member committee headed by the justice minister to investigate " human rights allegations in liberated areas ". The ministry said the UAE, as a part of the Arab Coalition, did not administer or supervise any prisons in Yemen, which was "within the jurisdiction of the Yemeni legitimate authorities". Read More »

Qatar's neighbours issue demands to end crisis

Suspend the ties with the Islamic State, Al Qaeda, and the Hezbollah group . Qatar's government has said it won't negotiate until Arab nations lift their blockade. - Stop the practice of giving Qatari nationality to citizens of the four countries. The list will include Saudi, Emirati, Bahraini and Egyptian demands, Kalin said, adding that Ankara will follow up on the matter. Read More »

Senate GOP unveils health care overhaul: Four conservative senators quickly announce opposition

President Trump, asked about the bill during a brief appearance at the White House, was short: "A little negotiation, but it's going to be very good". Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions. Read More »

Should Democrats be anxious about their losing streak?

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The response from some: It better be. The Democratic Party is 0 for 5 in special elections to fill seats vacated by President Trump's appointments. The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. Read More »

Gulf tells Qatar to cut ties with terrorism in 10 days

Tim Dawson, president of the UK's National Union of Journalists, expressed his "absolute horror" in reaction to what he called a " monstrous request " and urged the Saudi government to withdraw the demands. An air force contingent was also envisaged, it said. — Shut down Al-Jazeera and its affiliate stations. QNA immediately retracted what it termed " fake news ", and following an investigation, said the channel had been hacked by " neighboring " states which then used the QNA report as a ... Read More »

'Mumbai is more expensive to live than Paris'

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Dhaka is classified as the most expensive city in South Asia for the expatriates, according to a global survey. Tokyo was third, followed by Zurich, Singapore, and Seoul. The fall in rankings of cities like Egypt, Turkey and United kingdom, due to volatility in currency, has also contributed to the rise in ranking of Indian cities. Read More »

Four Republican senators spurn draft GOP health bill

In addition to Heller, Republicans expected to offer some pushback against the Senate bill include Maine's Susan Collins and Ohio's Rob Portman. Cheered on by the White House, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on finding the votes he'll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law through the Senate. Read More »

Here's What to Watch as the Senate Fights Over Healthcare Reform

Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. "Make sure we're taken care of here in the state of Nevada", Heller said. Other Republicans appeared more willing to embrace it. AHIP isn't taking a formal position on the bill, and the group said measures to shore up the individual health insurance market are largely positive. Read More »

Srikanth reaches 3rd successive Super Series final

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He will now face the victor of the match between China's Chen Long andKorea's Lee Hyun Il in the final. The duo had clashed in the quarterfinals of the Singapore Open earlier this year with the Indian reigning supreme in the match. At 16-9, Srikanth had a service error as the shuttle went to the net. Shi could pull back just one point before Srikanth sealed the game 21-10. He once again gained a three-point advantage at the interval with another attacking net play. Read More »

Mehbooba calls police officer's killing 'murder of trust'

The deceased was allegedly making a video of stone pelting by locals, and objecting to this, the violent mob attacked him. "He was carrying out his duties as usual when the miscreants attacked him", reports said. "A few people who were standing outside the mosque lynched him". But for how long? "The day their patience wanes away, then, I believe, things will be hard". Read More »

Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support

Like the House bill , they said , the Senate bill would no longer penalize individuals and employers for failing to have health insurance . Trump's role is expected to become more pronounced in coming days as the vote nears. The bill had been crafted behind closed doors by barely more than a minivan of Republican senators. So it is possible that Mr. McConnell views the potential failure of a hastily written health care bill as an eventual boon. Read More »