Front Page: Most Popular Stories from Salon Magazine

President Barack Obama shakes hands with a local resident as he leaves after having a dinner with Anthony Bourdain at the restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Here are the Top Stories from Salon Magazine.

Trump has somehow gotten more vile: It’s no wonder women don’t like him, and his new Hillary attack ad won’t help
In Instagram video, presumptive nominee accuses Hillary of laughing off her husband’s sexual assault allegations

Bernie says bail out Puerto Rico: Sanders details how the feds should rescue the territory as they did big banks
Bernie Sanders rejects the current plan and says the Federal Reserve should instead issue new loans to Puerto Rico

Trump and Newt are a perfect match: “Outsider,” “populist” Trump has the D.C. barnacle on his VP short list
Donald Trump apparently has a special friendship with Newt Gingrich, probably because they’re running the same con

Greek police evacuate hundreds from Idomeni refugee camp
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country’s largest informal refugee camp Tuesday to support the gradual of evacuation of the Idomeni site on the Macedonian border. The government has pledged that police will not use force, and says the operation is expected to last about a week to 10 […]

23,000 police mobilized to protect Tour de France
PARIS (AP) — Cyclists at this year’s Tour de France will be under the watch of 23,000 police, including SWAT-like intervention squads, as the government tries to ensure security amid extremist threats. France has been in a state of emergency since attacks on Paris in November killed 130 people, with soldiers guarding landmarks and religious […]

Writings by Mother Teresa to be published in August
NEW YORK (AP) — A collection of previously unreleased writings by Mother Teresa is coming out in August, weeks before the late Nobel Peace Prize winner is to be canonized. Image, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it has set an Aug. 16 release date for “A […]

The Latest: Russia calls for temporary truce near Damascus
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the violence in Syria a day after deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group targeted government strongholds (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The Russian military says it has called for a 72-hour cease-fire in Syria between government and opposition forces in two Damascus suburbs. In a statement issued […]

10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT A FORENSICS EXPERT IS SAYING ABOUT EGYPTAIR CRASH Human remains retrieved from the crash site of Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft. 2. SANDERS: CONVENTION COULD […]

Rights group wants probe of Thai shooting of migrant worker
BANGKOK (AP) — A human rights group is demanding an investigation into the fatal shooting of an ethnic Rohingya man who was among 21 to escape from an immigration detention center in southern Thailand. The Rohingya migrant workers escaped from the center in Phang Nga province on Monday, and police shot the man in what […]

British pound up as poll points to waning EU exit risk
LONDON (AP) — The British pound is posting strong gains after another opinion poll indicated that those advocating a British exit — so-called Brexit — from the European Union are losing ground. With less than a month to go before the June 23 referendum on Britain’s EU future, a string of polls are showing the […]

Defeated right-wing Austrian president hopeful urges unity
VIENNA (AP) — Norbert Hofer, the right-winger who lost only narrowly to a pro-EU rival in Austrian presidential elections, has joined the winner in asking all citizens to try to overcome the ideological divisions that led to the close contest. Speaking Tuesday, Hofer asked “Austrians to stick together.” His opponent, Alexander Van Der Bellen, won […]

Dubai announces $270 million canal project with homes, shops
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Officials in Dubai have announced a new, $270-million project to build homes and shops along part of the under-construction Dubai canal. The project called Marasi Business Bay will be built by Dubai Holding, a conglomerate controlled by the emirate’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Dubai Holding said […]

Turkey’s Erdogan approves new government led by ally
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday approved a new government formed by one of his most trusted allies, who immediately asserted his intention to institute constitutional reforms that would expand the powers of the presidency. Binali Yildirim, 60, formerly minister of transport and communications, replaces Ahmet Davutoglu, who stepped down […]

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country. Most people entered in the “Rap Back” database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in “positions of trust,” […]

Meet the Donald Trump delegate who is stirring up a storm in Silicon Valley
Peter Thiel is a cofounder of PayPal, an investor in Facebook and doesn’t believe in climate change

The Latest: Kerber loses in 1st round at French Open
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 12:55 p.m. Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber has lost in the first round at the French Open. The third-seeded Kerber was beaten 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 by 58th-ranked Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. It’s the second time in three years that the Australian […]

Apple boss Tim Cook: Apps are future of TV
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says apps are the future of television and that the company wants to help change the entertainment industry. Cook was speaking Tuesday in Amsterdam, two months after Apple announced software enhancements for its TV system, Apple TV, and knocked $50 off the price of its smart watch. Cook […]

Priest abuse victim sentenced for child pornography
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky newspaper reports a man who was abused by a Catholic priest in Louisville as a child has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using two boys to produce child pornography. The Courier-Journal ( ) reports that 47-year-old Michael Mudd, of Bullitt County near Louisville, was sentenced Wednesday […]

Yale commencement includes first ROTC graduates since 70s
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ashton Carter handed out commissions to the Yale’s first ROTC graduating class in more than four decades. Carter, a Yale alumnus, on Monday awarded 18 commissions, 14 to Yale students and four to others who trained at the Ivy League school. The military ceremony followed the awarding of […]

India successfully tests small space shuttle
NEW DELHI (AP) — India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts to make low-cost reusable spacecraft. The Indian Space Research Organization said the shuttle lifted off on a rocket from a launch pad in southern India on Monday and completed a successful 13-minute test flight. Space expert Pallava […]

French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages
PARIS (AP) — French police have dislodged protesters blocking a key fuel depot on the Mediterranean, as gasoline shortages spread around the country amid increasingly tense labor actions. The CGT union reacted angrily to the overnight police advance on the depot at Fos-sur-Mer, where trucks resumed traffic Tuesday morning. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on […]

Mine kills Saudi officer along kingdom’s border with Yemen
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — State media in Saudi Arabia are reporting that a land mine has killed a border guard along the kingdom’s frontier with Yemen, where it is leading a coalition battling Shiite rebels. The Saudi Press Agency said late on Monday that the blast also wounded three other border guards in the […]

Opening statements expected in ‘Shield’ actor murder trial
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Opening statements are expected to begin Tuesday in the murder trial of an actor who played a police officer in the television series “The Shield.” Attorneys and a judge are hoping to finalize jury selection Tuesday and begin opening statements in the trial of Michael Jace, who is accused of killing […]

Unnamed ‘Oxygen Thief’ become self-published success
NEW YORK (AP) — The fair-skinned man with the hoodie and dark ski cap sits on a bench outside McNally Jackson Books in downtown Manhattan, where neither patrons nor employees seem aware that he’s the author of a work so in demand at the store that it’s often out of stock. Known to his growing […]

Getting in rhythm: Over 31,000 in China set dance record
BEIJING (AP) — China’s dancing grannies have taken their moves to the record books. Guinness World Records says more than 31,000 Chinese participants have set a record for mass plaza dancing in multiple locations. It says on its website that 31,697 participants in Beijing, Shanghai and four other cities set the new mark on Saturday […]

WHO says hospital bombing in Syrian coastal city killed 43
BEIRUT (AP) — The World Health Organization says a suicide attack at a hospital in Syria’s coastal city of Jableh the previous day has killed 43 people. WHO says most of those killed were patients and their visiting family members but there were also three doctors and nurses killed in Monday’s attack. The organization says […]

Asian markets slump amid expectations Fed will raise rates
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets fell in subdued trading Tuesday amid growing expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.9 percent to close at 16,498.76 as the yen continued to strengthen, hurting exporters. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.4 percent to 5,295.60. South Korea’s […]

House panel hearing lawmaker who wants IRS chief impeached
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sympathetic House Judiciary Committee is giving a high-profile forum to a top Republican who wants to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, a cause that excites conservatives but seems unlikely to go far in Congress this election year. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz planned to testify to the […]

Clinton email probe in late stage, FBI may question her
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI agents probing whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server imperiled government secrets appear close to completing their work, a process experts say will probably culminate in a sit-down with the former secretary of state. The FBI has already spoken with Huma Abedin, a Clinton confidant who was among the […]

Sanders wants David to keep his job on ‘Saturday Night Live’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says comedian Larry David shouldn’t worry about his role on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” The Vermont senator joked in an interview with The Associated Press that he wants David to continue his job impersonating him on the late night show, which had its season finale last […]

Happy birthday, Bartbino! ‘Big Sexy’ Colon hits the big 4-3
NEW YORK (AP) — Watching someone wait has rarely been so amusing. Bartolo Colon will casually flip a baseball back and forth from bare hand to black glove, spinning it by the seams high off his fingertips as the next young hitter — perhaps 20 years his junior — struts toward home plate with serious […]

South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday. The announcement by Seoul’s Unification Ministry came after South Korean media reported that two or three female employees at a North Korean-run restaurant […]

Official: Roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan kills 5
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least five civilians were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar province. Samim Khpolwak, the governor’s spokesman, says the explosion, which took place in Shah Wali Kot district early on Tuesday, also wounded four people. No group has claimed responsibility for the […]

VOICES: Japanese-American vet: Atomic bomb saved my life
HONOLULU (AP) — Arthur Ishimoto believes dropping the atomic bombs on Japan saved a million American lives — including his own — as well as at least 5 million Japanese lives. The 93-year-old served in the Military Intelligence Service, a U.S. Army unit made up of mostly Japanese-Americans who interrogated prisoners, translated intercepted messages and […]

Sanders: Democratic convention could be ‘messy’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and his push to make the party more inclusive could get “messy” but asserts in an interview with The Associated Press: “Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle.” The Vermont senator, campaigning Monday ahead of California’s primary […]

Freddie Gray: Prosecutor criticized after officer acquittal
BALTIMORE (AP) — After two trials and no convictions, Baltimore’s top prosecutor is facing criticism that she moved too quickly to file charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray without first ensuring there was enough evidence to bring them to bear. Even the judge overseeing the cases — in his verdict Monday […]

8 European right-wing parties celebrating the rise of Donald Trump
Ethno-nationalists from France to Italy and Holland have been effusive in their praise of the Republican strongman

Debbie has to go, now, before it’s too late: The Democratic Party can’t unite with her in office
If Hillary has any hope of beating Trump in November, the establishment must cut bait with its embattled DNC chair

Volkswagen to provide update on emissions settlement talks
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge is set to get an update on ongoing settlement talks in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal after announcing a tentative deal last month for nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens in the U.S. Attorneys for Volkswagen and Volkswagen owners filed an agenda for Tuesday’s hearing before Senior U.S. […]

Alabama House speaker’s trial on ethics charges to start
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The speaker of Alabama’s House of Representatives is going on trial on felony charges that could result in his removal from office. A judge told jurors to be in court Tuesday morning to begin the trial of Speaker Mike Hubbard. Hubbard engineered the Republican Party’s takeover of the Alabama Statehouse in […]

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