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Trump Reverses Course on 'Cyber Security Unit' With Russia
President Donald Trump appears to be backing away from the idea of working with Russia to create a "cyber security unit" to guard against election hacking. Trump tweeted Sunday morning about discussing such a unit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yet it's Russia that U.S. intelligence officials blame for meddling in last year's election. Widespread ridicule greeted Trump's tweet. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina calls it "pretty close" to the dumbest idea he's ever heard. A Democratic congressman, Adam Schiff of California, says expecting Russia to be a credible partner in any cybersecurity initiative "would be dangerously naive."
More Retailers Hope to Take a Bite Out of Amazon Prime Day
Amazon's annual Prime Day kicks off Monday night, but the online superstore isn't the only retailer hoping to capture your business during a regularly sleepy month for retail. Stores such as Toys"R"Us, Target, Sur La Table and more are jumping on the bandwagon, hoping to take a swing at Amazon by staging their own versions of this summer twist on Black Friday, which for Amazon runs from 9 p.m. July 10 to the early hours of July 12. Unlike Amazon's sales event, these retailers are opening their deals to anyone, not just subscribers. It will pay to comparison shop; keep multiple tabs open to find the best deal.
US Uninsured Up by 2 Million This Year as Gains Erode: Survey
The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode. The new numbers highlight what's at stake as Congress returns to an unresolved debate over Republican proposals to roll back much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, published Monday, found that the uninsured rate among U.S. adults was 11.7 percent in the second three months of this year, compared with a record low of 10.9 percent at the end of last year. Though small, the change was statistically significant, survey analysts noted.
After Morning Storms, Another Round of Potentially Severe Weather Could Hit Chicago Area
Storms downed power lines, left hundreds without power, delayed flights and made for slick travel conditions across the Chicago area Monday morning and it doesn't appear the wet weather will leave anytime soon. The storms were expected to continue through the mid-morning hours before moving east of the area, but scattered showers and storms could return by the afternoon, some possibly strong to severe. Should storms develop during the afternoon and evening, they could be capable of producing very large hail the size of golf balls, heavy downpours and gusty winds of up to 60 mph.
Daddy Yankee Is 1st Latin Artist to Hit #1 on Spotify
Singer Daddy Yankee ousted Ed Sheeran from the No. 1 spot on Spotify to become the first Latino artist to lead the music platform. The Puerto Rican superstar of reggaeton has hits that include "Gasolina," ''Shaky Shaky" and "Despacito," a song co-written with Luis Fonsi. He's surpassed 44,735,586 monthly listeners to reach the first global spot, Spotify announced Sunday in an email sent to The Associated Press.