Former Obama official Tom Perez elected DNC chair
ATLANTA ? Tom Perez was elected the next chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday afternoon, putting an end to a contentious four-month election that divided the battered party?s liberal and centrist wings along similar lines as last year?s presidential primary race. Perez, seen as the more establishment choice, immediately tapped his chief rival, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., as his deputy. After Perez?s win was announced, a handful of hardcore Ellison supporters chanted ?Party to the people? in protest, drowning out the party leaders.
Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not political
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) ? A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday.
Israel army disperses Lebanese protesters at border
Israel's army dispersed dozens of Lebanese demonstrators Saturday after they crossed the border protesting against the alleged installation of spying equipment in their village, the Israeli army and media said. "Dozens of people gathered at the border between Lebanon and Israel," a military spokeswoman said. "Upon the group crossing of the international border, IDF forces fired dispersal means in order to disperse the gathering and prevent further infiltration into Israeli territory," she said, adding there were no casualties.
Egypt annoyed as Britain continues suspension of flights
Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain's refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner in 2015. The issue of airline security came up in talks involving visiting British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry. Johnson praised Egypt as a longstanding friend of Britain and said they were strong allies against terrorism and extremist ideas, according to a British statement.
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Live coverage: Huawei is about to reveal its brand new iPhone killer
It?s no secret that Huawei is going after Apple in the phone business. The Chinese company is looking to offer buyers better alternatives to Apple?s iPhones, while simultaneously challenging Samsung and the rest of the Android pack. At this year?s Mobile World Congress, Huawei is expected to unveil the Huawei P10 flagship and a series of Huawei Watch 2 models. Considering Samsung won't be unveiling any new phones this year, as the Galaxy S8?s announcement had to be pushed back in the wake of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, the Huawei P10 might stand out as one of the better Android alternatives out there. It?ll certainly compete directly against the LG G6, which was unveiled just a few hours ago. Keep up with all of Huawei?s announcements by following our live blog below. From what we?ve seen so far, we expect the Huawei P10 to have a design that is very similar to Apple's iPhones. That includes a metal housing, a dual-lens Leica-branded camera on the back, and a home button. That doesn?t mean that Huawei is necessarily copying Apple. The company came out with a dual-lens camera last summer before Apple launched the iPhone 7 Plus, even though the move did cause some controversy over Leica?s role in designing it. Huawei?s decision to stick with a home button for one more year seems to be defying this year?s smartphone ?standards.? Apple and Samsung are both killing the home button, and it's something LG started doing a few years ago. All these handset makers are looking to offer buyers handsets with much bigger screens without forcing them to handle humongous phablets. Huawei isn?t going to follow that trend, at least not with the Huawei P10. Aside from new smartphones, Huawei may have other impressive tricks up its sleeve this year, including a second-generation Huawei Watch that should feature a terrific design. At MWC 2014, Huawei came out of nowhere with a good-looking smartwatch, and last year it unveiled one of the most attractive Windows 10 tablets of 2015. Follow all of Huawei?s announcements in our live blog below. The event is scheduled to begin at 8:00 AM EST / 5:00 AM PST.
Victim in Kansas shooting hailed as a hero for 'standing up to hate'
Witnesses at Austins say patron Adam Purinton was kicked out of the bar for directing racial slurs at two Indian men, also dining at the bar. Mr. Purinton later came back with a gun and told the two men to, ?Get out of my country,? before opening fire, according to witness reports. Mr. Grillot said he took cover and began to count the shots to estimate when the shooter would run out of bullets.
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