BIDEN: The Trump administration just ‘hit rick bottom’ with staffer’s joke about John McCain’s death

Former Vice President Joe Biden said the Trump administration had “hit rock bottom” after it was reported White House aide Kelly Sadler mocked Sen. John McCain. During a discussion at the White House on Thursday on McCain’s opposition to Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, Sadler reportedly said, “He’s dying anyway,” so his opinion “doesn’t matter.” Sadler’s reported remarks add to the Trump administration’s troubled history with McCain. Former Vice President Joe Biden ripped into President Donald Trump’s administration on Friday and said it “hit rock bottom” after reports that White House aide Kelly Sadler mocked Sen. John McCain, who has an aggressive form of brain cancer. “People have… Read More

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Iranian cleric threatens to destroy Israeli cities

By Amir Vahdat | Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran — A prominent Iranian cleric on Friday threatened two Israeli cities with destruction if the country “acts foolishly” and retaliates against it again, while thousands of protesters demonstrated against President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal with world powers. The comments by Tehran Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, who has threatened Israel before, capped an eventful week for the Mideast. From the nuclear deal pullout to the Israeli military targeting Iranian positions inside Syria in its biggest coordinated assault on that country since 1973, Iran is now trying to save the deal while simultaneously attempting to appease hard-liners seeking… Read More

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Blue Jays place Marcus Stroman on DL with right shoulder fatigue

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder fatigue, retroactive to May 9, the team announced Friday afternoon. Left-hander Tim Mayza was optioned to triple-A Buffalo and right-handers Sam Gaviglio and Joe Biagini were called up from the Bisons. Stroman has struggled mightily to begin the season, evidenced by his 7.71 ERA over seven starts. “It’s frustrating,” Stroman said following Tuesday’s outing against the Mariners in which he allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks over five innings. “Something’s off. Just trying to find it. Definitely frustrating. I’m just struggling right now. I think I’ll get through it. “Something’s… Read More

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eBay will end its partnership with Flipkart after Walmart purchase (EBAY)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence “E-Commerce Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. eBay is planning to sell its approximately $1.1 billion stake in India-based Flipkart following Walmart’s purchase of the company, according to PYMNTS. This will end eBay’s strategic relationship with Flipkart, including all of its commercial agreements, and will eliminate Flipkart’s licenses to use the eBay.in brand. eBay plans to relaunch eBay India, but will focus on cross-border sales to differentiate itself. Cross-border e-commerce was already part of eBay’s strategy while working with Flipkart, as it helped the company launch “Flipkart Global,” which allowed it… Read More

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Rockies Insider: Colorado is platooning the corner outfield spots, meaning a diminished role for Carlos Gonzalez

The Rockies are platooning the corner outfield spots, with veterans Carlos Gonzalez and Gerardo Parra sharing time with David Dahl and Noel Cuevas, both recently promoted from Triple-A Albuquerque. Amid a four-game suspension for Parra and a 10-day disabled list stint for Gonzalez — manager Bud Black has used eight different outfield combinations. And with Black deciding those combinations each day based off pitching matchups, rest factors and who’s bat is hottest, that likely means a continued diminished role for Gonzalez, who was signed during spring training on a one-year, $8 million contract. Gonzalez is hitting .226 with three home runs and 12 RBIs and has only started four of… Read More

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Iceland picks 2 injured players in World Cup squad

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland has selected playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson and captain Aron Gunnarsson in its 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia even though both midfielders are out injured. Sigurdsson, Iceland’s star player, has been out with a knee injury since early March and will miss the final game of the English Premier League on Sunday for Everton. Gunnarsson is recovering after undergoing knee surgery in late April. Iceland made the squad announcement in a video on YouTube on Friday. With about 330,000 inhabitants, the Nordic country is comfortably the smallest to ever qualify for the World Cup. Two years ago, Iceland played in the European Championship for the… Read More

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