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May 14, 2019 | Via Reuters

Trump and Xi to Meet After Defiant China Hits U.S. with New Tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next month as the trade war between the world’s two largest economies intensified, sending shivers through global markets. China announced earlier it would impose higher tariffs on a range of U.S. goods, including frozen vegetables and liquefied natural gas, a move that followed Washington’s decision last week to hike its own levies on $200 billion in Chinese imports.

May 14, 2019 | Via NBC News

5 dead, 1 Missing After Floatplanes Carrying Cruise-Goers Collide in Alaska

Five people are dead and one person is unaccounted for after two floatplanes carrying passengers from a cruise excursion collided mid-air in Alaska, according to the cruise line. The two planes carried 14 passengers from the Royal Princess who were on a seven-day roundtrip cruise out of Vancouver, according to a statement Monday from Princess Cruises. Four cruise goers and one pilot were killed, Princess Cruises confirmed Monday.

May 14, 2019 | Via BBC

WhatsApp Discovers ‘Targeted’ Surveillance Attack

Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users, and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber actor”. A fix was rolled out on Friday. On Monday, WhatsApp urged all of its 1.5 billion users to update their apps as an added precaution. The attack was developed by Israeli security firm NSO Group, according to a report in the Financial Times.

May 14, 2019 | Via CBS News

American Breaks Record with Deepest Submarine Dive Ever, Finds Plastic Waste

An American diver broke the record for deepest submarine dive ever and found something disheartening at the bottom of the ocean — a plastic bag. Victor Vescovo traveled seven miles down to the deepest part of the ocean, Mariana Trench in the Pacific, BBC News reports. During his four-hour excursion, Vescovo spotted new sea creatures — as well as a plastic bag and candy wrappers. The dive was recorded for “Deep Planet,” a series that will air on Discovery Channel later this year.

May 14, 2019 | Via Time

Legendary Singer and Actor Doris Day Dies at 97

Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy roles in comedies and musicals made her one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the 1950s and ’60s and a symbol of wholesome American womanhood, has died. She was 97. With her lilting contralto, wholesome blonde beauty and glowing smile, Day was a top box office draw and recording artist known for such films as “Pillow Talk” and “That Touch of Mink” and for such songs as “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)” from the Alfred Hitchcock film “The Man Who Knew Too Much.”

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