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Articles from the June 12, 2019 edition

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  • More protests planned in Hong Kong as extradition bill moves forward

    Jun 12, 2019

    Hong Kong (dpa) - Thousands of people in Hong Kong were expected to skip work on Wednesday to protest against a legislative bill that would allow for extradition to China, just days after the city saw its largest protest in decades. Over 1,000 businesses announced on social media that they would close their doors and demonstrate outside of Legislative Council, where the extradition bill was to have its second reading. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions told dpa that it was encouraging...

  • Samohi Baseball Finishes Season With Winning Record

    Hunter Van Cott, SamoHi Student|Jun 12, 2019

    The last inning of our final CIF game pretty much summed up our season. We faced Torrance which was the #1 seed. We were down 10-2 with 2 outs. Rather than giving up, our team rallied and scored some runs. It was magical. Every senior that went up to bat got a hit. Although we ended up losing 10-7, we kept our heads high and were proud of our accomplishments through our the season. Like that last inning of my high school career, we rallied the whole season. We came in to the year with such a...

  • 23 Week Old Premature Baby Survives, Setting Record for Smallest Surviving Premature Baby

    Jun 12, 2019

    (tca/dpa) - Weighing in at just 8.6 ounces, Saybie is believed to be the smallest baby ever to survive a premature birth. Sharp HealthCare announced that the infant girl was delivered by Caesarean section in December at just 23 weeks gestation after her mother suffered from pre-eclampsia, a life-threatening condition that causes very high blood pressure. Though the infant was not identified by her real name due to her parents' desire for privacy - Saybie is the name given her by her medical...

  • Apple iWatch Can Tell You When Your Heartbeat is Irregular, and When Sound is Damaging your Ears

    DPA|Jun 12, 2019

    (dpa) - In few other areas does Apple have as big a lead over its competitors than with the Apple Watch. While Google has struggled to keep up with its Wear OS alternative, Apple is now doubling down on its smartwatch success. After last year unveiling a watch that can check for irregularities in your heartbeat, this year Apple is expanding on its health focus by helping you watch out for noise that could damage your hearing. With the forthcoming release of watchOS 6, teased at the annual WWDC...

  • Last Weekend, 28th and 29th Horses Die at Santa Anita Racetrack

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 12, 2019

    Officials at Santa Anita Park have refused a request by the California Horse Racing Board to suspend racing at the track for the remaining seven days of the season, after a 28th horse died at the facility since Dec. 26. River Derby, the 27th horse to die since the meet opened, sustained a catastrophic shoulder injury while training and was euthanized after an unsuccessful surgery. Derby River, an unraced 2-year-old bought in March for $50,000 at a sale in Florida, suffered a fractured shoulder,...

  • Star Wars, Sesame Street, Harry Potter: What's new in Orlando?

    DPA, Wire Service|Jun 12, 2019

    (dpa) - Orlando, Florida - perhaps the world's biggest metropolis in matters of roller coaster rides and theme park attractions - is getting a whole new range of highlights to keep its 75 million annual visitors entertained. First, Seaworld Orlando has opened a new theme area entirely dedicated Sesame Street, where kids can meet the show's characters in person. Meanwhile at the Universal Orlando resort, a Harry Potter roller coaster with a few vertical dips will open on June 13. According to...

  • The high-class perks of premium travel: When the plane waits for you #Lufthansa, #Emirates

    Christian Ebner, DPA|Jun 12, 2019

    Frankfurt (dpa)- "Traveling first class means always being able to expect the extraordinary": Lufthansa isn't afraid to be bold when advertising its first-class seats. Whether on board or on the ground, the German airline strictly separates its four booking classes. The same is true for its rivals. While economy-class passengers sit in cramped rows at the back of the plane, in the front, it's all about individualized luxury for the best-paying clientele. In between comes premium economy and...

  • Pilot Dead After Helicopter Crashes on Roof of 51 Story Building in Manhattan on Monday

    Shabtai Gold, and Helen Corbett, dpa|Jun 12, 2019

    New York (dpa) - One person died on Monday when a helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a building in Midtown Manhattan, New York city's fire department said. Officials said firefighters pumped water over 200 yards to reach the top of the 51-story building after the hard landing on the roof of a building on 7th Avenue, not far from Times Square and the southern part of Central Park. The entire building, which houses several companies, was evacuated. Preliminary information showed only the...

  • Even the Washington Post now Admits, Trump Got What He Wanted From Mexico

    Shabtai Gold, and Dennis Duettmann, dpa|Jun 12, 2019

    Washington (dpa) - The United States will have an increased capacity to send asylum seekers back to Mexico under a new deal reached last week between Washington and its southern neighbour, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday. "Those crossing the United States' southern border will be rapidly returned to Mexico," Pompeo told reporters in Washington. He said that while in the past the US was able to send back only hundreds daily, "we now have the capacity to do this full throttle." Ev...