Cougar kills U.S. mountain biker, mauls another, later shot

Cougar kills U.S. mountain biker, mauls another, later shotThe mountain bikers were riding together down a remote, backwoods trail at 11 a.m. (2 p.m. ET) in an area near North Bend, Washington state, around 30 miles (48 km) east of Seattle, when the two men encountered the animal. Cougars are the fourth largest cat species worldwide, with adult females weighing up to 141 pounds (64 kgs) and males weighing as much as 220 pounds (100 kgs).

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The first holographic smartphone will be released later this year

  1. The first holographic smartphone will be released later this year
  2. $1200 RED Hydrogen One coming to AT&T and Verizon this summer  Android Police
  3. This Mysterious RED Phone: 10 things we know so far  SlashGear
  4. The $1200 Red Hydrogen One phone is coming to Verizon and AT&T this summer, but why?  PCWorld
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The first holographic smartphone will be released later this year

  1. The first holographic smartphone will be released later this year  CNNMoney
  2. The most mysterious Android phone of the year is coming to Verizon and AT&T  BGR
  3. Red Hydrogen One phone coming to Verizon and AT&T  CNET
  4. AT&T to Carry the First Holographic Smartphone: RED HYDROGEN ONE – AT&T Newsroom –  AT&T Newsroom –
  5. Mysterious Red Hydrogen One Phone Is Coming to AT&T, Verizon  PCMag
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Trump's 'buy now, pay later' foreign policy

  1. Trump’s ‘buy now, pay later’ foreign policy  Washington Post
  2. History about to be made in the Holy Land with US Embassy opening  CBS News
  3. Jerusalem embassy: US officials to attend opening ceremony  BBC News
  4. ‘Nakba Day’: To create better future, Palestinians must overcome the past  The Jerusalem Post
  5. Palestinians do not want to negate Israel. We just want a future  The Guardian
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CC you later? Sabathia thinking retirement if Yankees win World Series this season

New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia has a retirement plan in mind. 
Sabathia told The New York Post that he will likely retire if the Yankees win the World Series this year. New York’s last World Series crown came against the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009 — too long ago for Sabathia.




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Benjamin Netanyahu: Better to confront Iran sooner than later 

Benjamin Netanyahu: Better to confront Iran sooner than later Israel would rather face a military confrontation with Iran “now than later”, Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, as both supporters and opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement made last-ditch appeals to Donald Trump ahead of his decision on the deal next week.  With the clock ticking ahead of Saturday’s deadline for Mr Trump to announce whether he is pulling the US out of the Iran deal, Israel said it was prepared for a war to stop Iranian forces embedding in neighbouring Syria. “We are determined to block Iran’s aggression against us even if this means a struggle. Better now than later,” Mr Netanyahu said.   “Nations that were unprepared to take timely action to counter murderous aggression against them paid much heavier prices afterwards. We do not want escalation, but we are prepared for any scenario.” Israel has struck Iranian forces in Syria several times in recent weeks and tensions between the two sides are especially high after Mr Netanyahu announced that Israeli spies had stolen thousands of files on Iran’s nuclear programme.  As Mr Netanyahu urged Mr Trump to scrap the “fatally flawed” nuclear agreement, Iran issued its own warning against the US leaving the deal.  “If the United States leaves the nuclear agreement, you will soon see that they will regret it like never before in history,” said Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president. “Trump must know that our people are united, the Zionist regime (Israel) must know that our people are united.” Iran has said that if the US reimposes sanctions it may resume enriching uranium, potentially putting it back on a path towards conflict with the US, Israel and its Arab rivals like Saudi Arabia.   Israeli officials said Sunday that they still did not know what Mr Trump would decide about the nuclear agreement but they were ready for the potential fallout if he did withdraw.  In a briefing in Jerusalem, Israeli officials suggested that an end to the nuclear agreement would mean a return to a situation similar to the early 2010s – when Iran was enriching uranium but facing biting US sanctions, American and Israeli cyber attacks, and threats of possible airstrikes on its nuclear facilities.  Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani  “If they resume [enriching uranium] they risk incurring a response from both the US and Israel,” a senior Israeli official said.  The officials said they believed even if the US was alone in reimposing sanctions – while Russia, China and European countries stayed in the deal – it would still put Tehran under major economic pressure.  They said they were hopeful that the economic damage would limit Iran’s ability to deploy forces in Syria as well as arming the Lebanese militant group Hizbollah and providing support to rebel forces in Yemen. “The first thing sanctions would do is smash their cash machine,” an Israeli official said. They said that the money Iran had gained since the lifting of international sanctions was an “engine for empire” and allowed Tehran to bankroll proxy groups across the Middle East.    Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, is expected to meet Mike Pence, the US vice president, and John Bolton, Mr Trump’s top security advisor, in Washington this week as he makes a final British appeal to the White House to stay in the agreement.  France and Germany are likely to make their final own pitches to Mr Trump this week.  If Mr Trump does announce that he is reimposing sanctions on Iran, the sanctions would not kick back into force straight away – creating a window of time where the US might to try to force Iran and Europe to accept a renegotiation of the agreement.  Mr Trump “would be negotiating from a position of extreme strength” in such a scenario, an Israeli official said.  Mr Netanyahu spoke to Theresa May, the prime minister, on Friday about the Iranian intelligence that Israel stole from Tehran. British officials are expected to come to Jerusalem to inspect the documents.   Meanwhile, it was reported that Mr Trump’s aides hired an Israeli intelligence agency to dig for dirt on Obama administration officials involved in negotiating the nuclear deal. The investigation was aimed at discrediting the deal, according to The Observer. 

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Five new blanket-hermit crab species described 130 years later from the Pacific

Unlike most hermit crabs, the blanket-hermit crab does not use empty shells for protection, and instead lives symbiotically with a sea anemone. The crab uses the anemone to cover its soft abdomen, and can pull the anemone’s tissue over its head to protect itself whenever necessary. Since 1888, this crab had been considered a unique species until a research team recently described five new ones and a new genus.
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