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Articles from the May 23, 2019 edition

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  • Conspicuous Consumption: California Based Company Markets the World's most Expensive coffee

    DPA|May 23, 2019

    (dpa) - Coffee lovers, pay attention: You've been drinking sub-par coffee - a Los Angeles roaster has set the bar way higher than anything you've ever tried with a 75-dollar cup of coffee. Klatch Coffee says its Elida Geisha Natural 803 is the world's most expensive coffee, and the clue is in the name: The 803 refers to the 803 dollars that were paid for a single pound of the beans at auction. The coffee was auctioned after winning the Best of Panama coffee competition. Overall, there were only...

  • Will the US and Iran be at War by the end of 2020? It looks increasingly likely

    DPA-News|May 23, 2019

    Washington (dpa) – US President Donald Trump vowed Sunday to deny Tehran nuclear weapons just hours after threatening it would "be the official end of Iran" when the country's Revolutionary Guard said it was not afraid of war. "I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons," Trump told Fox News. "I don't want to fight. But you do have situations like Iran, you can't let them have nuclear weapons - you just can't let that happen," he said. Prior to the interview Trump had appeared to escalate the g...

  • Two Bandits Target Elderly By Asking For Water

    Santa Monica police|May 23, 2019

    The Santa Monica Police Department is asking the public's assistance in locating additional victims who may have been targeted by Diana George and a male suspect believed to be Richard Ely. Diana George has been identified in two incidents targeting elderly victims in the City of Santa Monica during January and February of 2019. During these incidents, George and a male suspect entered the victim's homes by either posing as gardeners or by pretending to be new neighbors. Once inside the...

  • A Surprise to Everyone - The Emerging Creative Culture of Phoenix, AZ

    Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny|May 23, 2019

    Phoenix is a surprise to everyone, or that's what Laura from Visit Phoenix opens with as we sit down to lunch at Luci's at The Orchard. Sure we think we know Phoenix: home of a-thousand-and-one golf course; home of Scottsdale and its yuppie yoga wellness scene, and definitely home to its endless comparisons to Hell in the summertime (Hello 119 Degree Weather!). But Phoenix is also encouraging you to come and see all the other stuff. Not the golf courses full of retirees and their motorized robot...

  • US companies in China Report That Trump Tariffs Hurt Their Bottom Lines

    DPA, Wire Service|May 23, 2019

    Beijing (dpa) – More than 74 per cent of US companies in China reported that tariffs adopted as part of the US-China trade war are hurting their business, an industry group survey said Wednesday. Manufacturers in China were the hardest hit, with more than 80 per cent reporting being harmed by both US and Chinese tariffs, according to a survey by AmCham China and AmCham Shanghai. About one in five US companies experienced increased inspections, while more than 19 per cent reported slower c...