Brazil probes California firm for ‘biopiracy’ of tropical fruit açaí

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian prosecutors said on Tuesday that they were investigating a U.S. company for alleged ‘biopiracy,’ accusing it of illegally using genetic components of the tropical berry açaí in nutritional supplements it sells. FILE PHOTO: Baskets of acai berries are seen on a truck, to be taken to a market where they will be sold to the food processing industry and to the growing export market, in Abaetetuba, near the mouth of the Amazon river September 26, 2008. REUTERS/Paulo Santos The federal prosecutors office for the northern state…

Coming Attractions: Trump Showed Kim a Faux Movie Trailer About a Transformed North Korea

Mr. Trump said Mr. Kim “loved it” when it was shown to him. “That was a version of what could happen, what could take place,” the president told reporters. “As an example, they have great beaches. You see that whenever they’re exploding their cannons into the ocean, right? I said, ‘Boy, look at the view. Wouldn’t that make a great condo behind?’” “And I explained, I said, ‘You know, instead of doing that, you could have the best hotels in the world right there.’ Think of it from a real…

Lisa Armstrong shows off new look | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

In one image she posted on Twitter last weekend, Lisa – who was dressed in a black top and shorts – showed off her slimmed-down look as she posed alongside a friend celebrating her 50th birthday. She also revealed her newly dyed-platinum blonde hair that she wore in a fresh bob and added a caption which said: “With the birthday girl!! Such a fun night.” A flood of compliments followed, with one fan saying: “Wow! Lisa you are looking really well! Amazing girl keep kicking some ass!” Another said: “You…

A ‘Sick Joke’: Democrats Attack Health Secretary on Pre-existing Conditions

Senator Patty Murray of Washington, the senior Democrat on the health committee, said on Tuesday that she was appalled that the administration refused to defend protections for people with pre-existing conditions, one of the most popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Senator Bob Casey, Democrat of Pennsylvania, said, “I don’t know of any American who wants to go back to those days when you could be denied coverage or treatment because of pre-existing conditions.” Republicans repeatedly tried and failed to repeal or roll back the health law last year.…

‘We might poke the bear:’ GOP senator rips into party for blocking move to roll back tariffs – National

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker ripped into his party Tuesday for sidestepping a vote on his amendment to roll back U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade authority — by blocking it altogether. In a passionate speech on the Senate floor, Corker argued that Republicans were blocking his trade proposal because they feared what Trump might do to the party if they upset him ahead of an election. READ MORE: Bill Kelly: Donald Trump risks jobs in a trade war that doesn’t have to happen “95 per cent of the people on this…

The Ottawa Senators are investigating the fiancee of left wing Mike Hoffman for allegedly harassing team captain Erik Karlsson’s wife

The Ottawa Senators are investigating an issue that prompted the wife of team captain Erik Karlsson to file an order of protection against the fiancee of teammate Mike Hoffman, alleging that she harassed the couple, including remarks about the death of their child. In the May 4 application for a peace bond that was obtained by multiple media outlets, Melinda Karlsson alleges that Monika Caryk has harassed Karlsson and her husband online since November 2017. “Monika Caryk has uttered numerous statements wishing my unborn child dead … uttered that she…

Love Island 2018: Kendall looks gleeful as she ‘watches Adam spat’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Former Love Island contestant Kendall Rae-Knight, who was the first singleton to be kicked out of the villa, had some choice words to say about last night’s episode. The 26-year-old retail manager sat down to watch the series for the first time since leaving the island and appeared to take a jab at her ex-beau Adam Collard. Lounging in bed in a white dressing gown, Kendall spoke to her 380,000 Instagram followers about no longer being on the show. Speaking to camera she told her fans: “This is the first…

What’s in a Name? Consumer Bureau to Find Out

Mick Mulvaney’s days at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could be winding down. But he is not planning to leave quietly. Next week, President Trump is expected to nominate a replacement for Mr. Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget who has been acting head of the consumer bureau since late last year. Mr. Mulvaney, a former Congressman from South Carolina, has relished curbing the agency’s power — curtailing its enforcement activity, easing up on payday lenders and urging the agency’s career staff to…

Patrick Reed would like to deliver daughter another trophy

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Daddy’s little girl is waiting. Patrick Reed would like to deliver her a nice present – on Father’s Day, no less. ”The biggest thing is try to get trophies,” Reed said Tuesday ahead of the U.S. Open. ”I keep on promising my daughter that I’m going to bring her home a trophy every time I leave the house.” The last one Reed presented 4-year-old Windsor-Wells was from the Masters. That was only two months ago, his first major victory. Reed finished at 15-under par at Augusta…

Trump Blasts Robert De Niro on His Way Home From Singapore: ‘Wake Up Punchy!’

President Trump wasted no time after tying a bow on his meeting with Kim Jong-un to finally punch back, so to speak, at the actor Robert De Niro, who spent the last couple of days publicly slamming the president, going as far as to use profanity during the Tony Awards on Sunday night. “____ Trump,” Mr. De Niro shouted into the microphone on Sunday, before introducing Bruce Springsteen. “It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump!’ It’s just ‘____ Trump!’” he said. The crowd gave him a standing ovation. Mr. De Niro…