Donald Trump's Boast About Being 'Your Favorite President' Goes Awry
Twitter users pounced on President Donald Trump early Saturday after he
07/21/2018 - 08:53 AM
Julian Assange Could Be Turned Over To U.K. Authorities Soon: Report
Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, may soon be forced out
07/21/2018 - 05:45 PM
Former president George HW Bush’s cardiologist killed in bicycle drive-by shooting
George HW Bush’s former cardiologist has been killed in a bicycle drive-by shooting in Houston, Texas. Dr Mark Hausknecht was riding his bicycle near the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women hospital just before 9am, when he was shot twice by another man on a bicycle, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference. Mr Hausknecht, 65, encountered the shooter as the pair rode in opposite directions down the same street.
07/21/2018 - 04:41 PM
Hillary Clinton Wants to Help Reunite Immigrant Families and Calls Helsinki Summit 'Alarming'
Clinton plans to help separated families afford transportation
07/22/2018 - 09:42 AM
These Are The Victims Of The Missouri Duck Boat Accident
On Thursday, a duck boat carrying 31 people across Table Rock Lake near
07/21/2018 - 02:08 PM
The Army’s Advanced New Night Vision Goggles Are Just Over The Horizon
A big deal?
07/22/2018 - 10:00 AM
The Latest: Baby didn't initially know parents at reunion
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The Latest on a family reuniting in Honduras after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):
07/21/2018 - 06:43 AM
Islamic State announces death of one of its Egypt branch leaders
A local leader of Islamic State's branch in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has been killed, the group and a security source said on Sunday. The group identified the leader as Abu Jaafar al-Maqdesi and released a poster-like mourning notice titled "Caravans of shuhada (martyrs)" with a photo of a smiling, bearded man wearing a coat and a cap. "Brother Abu Jaafar al-Maqdesi, may God accept him," a brief message posted on the group's telegram channels read, without giving details on where, when or how he was killed.
07/22/2018 - 04:41 PM
In Gaza and Israel, war fears mount despite truce
After seven chaotic and violent hours, quiet returned to the Gaza Strip overnight. The fatal shooting by a Palestinian of an Israeli soldier during protests along the border Friday sparked a widespread wave of Israeli bombing, with three fighters from Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas killed and dozens of targets struck. After intensive indirect mediation by the United Nations and Egypt, a truce came into force at midnight, yet both populations remained on high alert of another all-out conflict between Israel and Hamas.
07/21/2018 - 12:24 PM
Crying Neo-Nazi Chris Cantwell Pleads Guilty To Assault At Charlottesville Rally
Christopher Charles Cantwell, a white supremacist who was labeled the "crying
07/21/2018 - 02:29 PM
Donald Trump's intelligence chief says he meant no disrespect to president over Putin meeting
Dan Coats, US Director of National Intelligence, said on Saturday he in no way meant to be disrespectful toward President Donald Trump with what he called his "awkward response" to news of a second planned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr Coats issued a statement seeking to control the damage from an interview he gave at the Aspen Institute security forum in Colorado on Thursday in which he expressed surprise when the news broke that Mr Trump was planning another summit with Mr Putin. “Some press coverage has mis-characterised my intentions in responding to breaking news presented to me during a live interview. My admittedly awkward response was in no way meant to be disrespectful or criticize the actions of the president," hesaid. "I and the entire intel community are committed to providing the best possible intelligence to inform and support President Trump’s ongoing efforts to prevent Russian meddling in our upcoming elections, to build strong relationships internationally in order to maintain peace, denuclearise dangerous regimes and protect our nation and our allies." Mr Coats was on stage at the Aspen Institute taking questions when he was informed by Andrea Mitchell, the MSNBC anchor who moderated the event, about the second summit. "Say that again. Did I hear you?" he asked, appearing amused. "OK, that's going to be special." The White House had no comment on Saturday about his new statement. Mr Coats' appearance at the Aspen Institute had generated some frustration at the White House. One source said there was a belief that if he had been in Washington instead of Colorado, he would not have been surprised by the news. Mr Trump has drawn heavy criticism from Republicans and Democrats over his summit last Monday in Helsinki, Finland, with Mr Putin, when he seemed reluctant to blame Russia for meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Trump and Putin | In talks Mr Trump later made clear he supported the US intelligence community's findings about Russian meddling. On Saturday, the Salt Lake Tribune published a letter from Jon Huntsman Jr, the US ambassador to Moscow, that appeared to reject a suggestion from a columnist for the newspaper that he resign after Mr Trump's remarks in Helsinki. "I have taken an unscientific survey among my colleagues, whom you reference, about whether I should resign. The laughter told me everything I needed to know," the letter said. A State Department spokeswoman had no immediate comment on Mr Huntsman's letter.
07/21/2018 - 11:03 PM
Missouri duck boat passengers were told not to wear life jackets by captain, survivor says
The captain of a tour boat that sank killing 17 people had told passengers not to bother putting on life jackets, a survivor has claimed. Nine members of a Tia Coleman’s family were among those who died when the amphibious duck boat capsized during bad weather at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri.
07/21/2018 - 04:32 AM
Spain’s Billion-Dollar Ethanol-Powered S-80 Super-Submarines Are Too Big to Fit in their Docks
And won’t start out with key air-independent propulsion technology.
07/21/2018 - 11:00 AM
Deadly supermarket standoff in Los Angeles — dozens of hostages freed
A woman was shot and killed when a gunman ran into a busy Los Angeles supermarket where he held dozens of people hostage for about three hours Saturday before handcuffing himself and surrendering to police. No hostages were seriously hurt. Frightened customers and workers dove for cover as police bullets fired at the suspect shattered the store’s glass doors.
07/22/2018 - 09:47 AM
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07/22/2018 - 08:49 PM
Dad Of Brother And Sister Parkland Survivors Fatally Shot In Robbery
A Florida family has been devastated again by gun violence. The father of two
07/22/2018 - 12:00 AM
In Senegal, China's President Xi pledges stronger Africa ties
By Tim Cocks and Diadie Ba DAKAR (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects. Xi arrived in Senegal on Saturday for a two-day visit to sign bilateral deals, the first leg of an Africa tour that will also take him to Rwanda and South Africa, the latter for a summit of BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. China now does more trade with Africa than any other nation does, and its consistent overtures to the continent contrast sharply with the United States, whose President Donald Trump has shown little interest in it.
07/22/2018 - 03:31 AM
Some countries buying Russian gear deserve sanctions waivers: Mattis
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia. The move comes amid concerns that imposing sanctions, particularly in the case of India and other Asian allies, could threaten friendly relationships that the US has been working to bolster in recent years. India, the world's top defense importer, has purchased Russian military hardware and expertise for decades, and has been in talks with Moscow to buy S-400 long range surface-to-air missile systems.
07/21/2018 - 02:11 AM
Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained in Buddhist ceremony
Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a Buddhist ceremony this week, officials said Sunday. The "Wild Boars" are enjoying their first few days home after being discharged from hospital and speaking to the media about their harrowing ordeal inside the Tham Luang cave near the Myanmar border. All made a speedy and surprising recovery after a week in hospital, and on their first day out they prayed for good fortune in a traditional ceremony and mourned a former Thai navy SEAL who died during the rescue efforts.
07/22/2018 - 07:47 AM
Trey Gowdy: Trump's Aides Need To 'Re-Evaluate' Staying After His Summit Remarks
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said on Sunday that President Donald Trump's advisers
07/22/2018 - 02:53 PM
Official portrait marks Prince George's fifth birthday
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released a new portrait of Prince George, to mark his fifth birthday. The photograph was taken in the gardens of Clarence House by Matt Porteous, after the christening of the his baby brother Louis earlier this month. Prince George, who is beaming as he stands against a wall with his hands neatly tucked behind his back, wears a shirt by Amaia Kids. The short-sleeved white top with blue stitching is called a “Daniel shirt” and costs £42. The brand is emerging as a royal family favourite, also featuring in Prince George’s birthday portrait last year when he wore an Amaia Kids collarless blue and white striped shirt. Prince George's portrait was taken after the christening of his baby brother Prince Louis earlier this month Credit: Matt Holyoak In the first official photograph of Prince George and his younger sister Princess Charlotte together, the third in line to the throne wore £7 socks by the same designer. And for Princess Charlotte’s first birthday photo, she wore £11 Amaia Kids cotton ribbed woollen tights. The Franco-Spanish boutique opened its first story in Fulham in 2004, and moved to Chelsea the following year. Prince George also wore a shirt by Amaia Kids for his fourth birthday portrait Credit: Chris Jackson Prince George is likely to spend the weekend celebrating his big day, which falls on Sunday, with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The past 12 months have been an exciting period for George, from completing his first school year to once again joining his great grandmother the Queen on Buckingham Palace's balcony to mark her official birthday.
07/21/2018 - 05:30 PM
Cuba approves new leader's Cabinet with old faces in place
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban lawmakers on Saturday approved the Cabinet named by new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from Raul Castro's government in place, except for in the key post of economic reform.
07/21/2018 - 07:01 PM
This Ford F-350 Mega Raptor Makes All Other Raptors Look Cute
We might have just found the king of the unofficial Raptors.
07/22/2018 - 04:00 PM
Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope's hand
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Revelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals allegedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew — and what Pope Francis is going to do about it.
07/21/2018 - 10:59 AM
'Walking Dead' Star Danai Gurira Gives 'Heartbreaking' Goodbye To Andrew Lincoln
It seems like just yesterday "Walking Dead" finally gave us the Michonne/Rick
07/21/2018 - 10:56 AM
Police name murder suspect in Los Angeles store hostage standoff
(Reuters) - Los Angeles police named a 28-year-old man on Sunday as the suspect who took hostages and barricaded himself for three hours inside a Trader Joe's grocery store in which he fatally shot a woman. Gene Atkins is being held on a $2-million bail on suspicion of murder for Saturday's attacks, said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Drake Madison. Atkins is likely to appear in court to be formally charged early this coming week, Madison added.
07/22/2018 - 03:50 PM
Syrian state television says Israel struck military post in Hama province
Syrian state television said on Sunday an Israeli air strike had hit a military post in the city of Misyaf in Syria's Hama province but caused only material damage. An intelligence source said a major military research centre for chemical arms production was located near the city and believed to house a team of Iranian military experts involved in weapons production. When asked about the reports of the air strike, an Israeli military spokeswoman said: "We do not comment on foreign reports." Last week, Syrian state media said Israeli rockets had struck a Syrian military position near Nairab airport on the outskirts of the city of Aleppo.
07/22/2018 - 06:15 PM
Italian media, politicians hail Marchionne as Fiat era ends
Italian media and politicians Sunday saluted Sergio Marchionne, who has stepped down after 14 years heading auto giant Fiat as he is suffering with serious health problems believed to be life-threatening. "Marchionne, the end of an era," was Corriere della Serra's headline after an emergency board meeting of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), Ferrari and CNH Industrial, the three groups controlled by the Agnelli family, who met Saturday to announce the end of his tenure and tapped Briton Mike Manley, previously head of the group's Jeep brand, to replace him.
07/22/2018 - 08:33 PM
Trump says his campaign was ‘spied on illegally’ after FBI claims adviser 'collaborated and conspired' with Russia
Donald Trump has claimed documents released by the FBI that show the bureau believed one of his former campaign advisers was conspiring with the Russian government, proved his team had been “illegally spied on” as he battled to win the White House. The Department of Justice over the weekend released 412 heavily redacted documents related to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant requests for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, which were part of a federal investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia. “The FBI believes that Page has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian Government,” said the surveillance application filed in October 2016, just one month before the presidential election.
07/22/2018 - 04:09 PM
Novichok victim Charlie Rowley became contaminated after breaking bottle, brother says
The Salisbury man struck down by the Novichok nerve agent which killed his girlfriend was contaminated when the container containing the chemical weapon splintered in his hand, his brother revealed on Sunday. Charlie Rowley was discharged from hospital on Friday, after spending 20 days in hospital recovering from the effects of the military grade nerve agent which took the life of Dawn Sturgess two weeks ago. Shortly before being released from Salisbury District Hospital Mr Rowley told his brother Matthew that he and Miss Sturgess, 44, were contaminated after handling a container disguised as a perfume bottle. It came as police continued a fingertip search of Queen Elizabeth Gardens, the park in Salisbury where Mr Rowley and Miss Sturgess are believed to have stumbled across the glass bottle. Officers have been examining a river which flows through the gardens and have now also turned their attention to a toilet block next to a car park used by hundreds of people before it was sealed off. Mr Rowley told his brother Matthew that he and Miss Sturgess were contaminated after handling a container disguised as a perfume bottle Credit: AFP Detectives are understood to be continuing to question Mr Rowley, 45, following his release from hospital, in order to build up as detailed a picture as possible of the events which led to Miss Sturgess’ death. It is thought he has not yet been able to remember where he and Miss Sturgess found the container, which police believe contained the same Novichok agent used in the attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last March. Mr Rowley’s brother Matthew told The Sunday Telegraph his brother’s recollection of what took place was still “vague”, but he added: "He told me that they found something that looked like a perfume bottle. Dawn sprayed what was inside it on both her wrists and rubbed them together, like you do when you’re trying perfume. “Charlie said she then gave the bottle to him and somehow it splintered or broke in his hands. That’s how he must have got contaminated.” Home of Charlie Rowley where police found the source of the Novichok The bottle was discovered by police just over a week ago, during a minute search of Mr Rowley’s flat in the small town of Amesbury, a 15 minute drive north of Salisbury. The couple caught a bus to the flat after spending the afternoon and early evening in Queen Elizabeth Gardens on June 29. The next day they collapsed within a few hours of each other and were rushed to hospital. Matthew Rowley said that following the death of Miss Sturgess he was convinced his brother would also die. Novichok poisoning - Salisbury – Amesbury timeline and map “I was so thankful when they told me he had regained consciousness and was getting better and to talk to him on the phone at the hospital was such a relief,” he said. “I’m his older brother and I was so worried he was going to die. “Charlie is so angry about what happened to Dawn. Really angry. He was fond of her and his daughter got on with hers. They were like a family to him.” Mr Rowley, 47, a former mechanic and bar manager from Warminster, has not been told when he will be reunited with his brother. But it is understood that police are anxious that Charlie Rowley’s account of what happened should not be compromised by discussing it with other people. Detectives will want the opportunity to extract as much evidence as possible from Mr Rowley, who remains a key witness in the investigation into the Novichok attack and the subsequent death of Miss Sturgess. The couple were poisoned by the same nerve agent that poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty A source who has been briefed on the progress of the investigation said: “They want to get out of Charlie the best account of where he was and what happened so they can get to the bottom of this matter.” Scotland Yard said: “We have been talking to Mr Rowley in hospital and we will of course be talking to him now he has been discharged. However we don’t intent to release further details about this process.” John Glen, the Conservative MP for Salisbury, said he hoped the continuing police investigation would not only lead to the perpetrators of the attack being brought to justice, but also reassure residents who have had to endure two chemical weapon attacks on their doorstep. “The searches are part of the investigation to find out where Dawn and Charlie picked up what appears to have been a contaminated container disguised as a perfume bottle. We all hope that for the sake of Salisbury they will soon make all the areas they have sealed off, such as the park and the couple’s homes, safe,” he said. Novichok in Salisbury: How could this happen four months after Skripal attack? Reports last week suggested police have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack on the Skripals. Counter terror police using facial recognition technology and CCTV images reportedly identified a number of Russian agents thought to be responsible. It is believed the hit squad flew back to Russia shortly after carrying out the attack, travelling to London from Salisbury by train.
07/21/2018 - 04:00 PM
Saudi Arabia slams 'racial discrimination' of Israeli law
Saudi Arabia has slammed a controversial Israeli law as "perpetuating racial discrimination" against Palestinians by defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, state media reported. The law adopted by Israel's parliament on Thursday also defines the establishment of Jewish communities as being in the national interest and downgrades Arabic from an official language to one with special status. Citing a Saudi foreign ministry source, the official Saudi Press Agency said late Friday the kingdom "rejects and disapproves" of the new legislation which it argued contradicts international law.
07/21/2018 - 05:27 AM
Georgia Sheriff In Hot Water With Dodge Charger Hellcat Purchase
Feds think that $69,258 for a police car is too much.
07/21/2018 - 08:00 AM
Volunteers provide food, care in wake of Iowa tornadoes
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Businesses and volunteers are pitching in to provide more than cleanup in the wake of the destructive tornadoes that swept through three cities in central Iowa earlier this week.
07/21/2018 - 03:18 PM
First 'Wonder Woman 1984' Footage Shows Adorable Moment With Little Girl
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is back. And so is ... erm ... Chris Pine?
07/21/2018 - 04:07 PM
Man pronounced dead after being pulled from surf in North Carolina
A man was pronounced dead after first responders pulled the man from the water at Wrighstville Beach, North Carolina on Saturday.
07/21/2018 - 05:45 PM
Egypt's Sisi says false rumors main threat to Arab countries
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned on Sunday that Arab countries, including Egypt, were vulnerable to imploding from within under what he described as a barrage of rumors aimed at spreading instability. Addressing a military academy graduation ceremony in Cairo, Sisi said that his government had detected 21,000 false rumors over a period of three months. Sisi, who was elected president after he led the army in ousting Mohamed Mursi following mass protests against the Islamist president's one year in office, sees himself as trying to rebuild Egypt following years of turmoil that began in 2011.
07/22/2018 - 12:06 PM
Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Gold dead at 57
Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles restaurant critic whose reviews of the city's neighborhood eateries became a window into its soul, died Saturday aged 57, his newspaper reported. The only food critic to win journalism's most prestigious prize, the Pulitzer, Gold succumbed in hospital to pancreatic cancer which had been diagnosed in early July, the Los Angeles Times quoted his wife Laurie Ochoa as saying. "He was the soul of this city and all of its amazing flavors," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wrote on Twitter.
07/22/2018 - 04:38 AM
Clinton: Trump-Putin a 'mystery', Russia may attack election infrastructure
Hillary Clinton has criticized Donald Trump’s performance at the Helsinki summit earlier this week, calling his failure to tackle Vladimir Putin over Russian interference in the 2016 US election “deeply disturbing” and a “mystery”. Speaking at OzyFest – a festival of talks and music – in Central Park, New York on Saturday, Clinton also said Russian agents were targeting the November midterm elections in a renewed attempt to disrupt US democracy, and could this time attack election infrastructure such as “the servers you send results to” and “the operations of voting machines”. Clinton beat Trump by nearly 3m ballots in the popular vote in 2016, but lost in the electoral college.
07/21/2018 - 08:40 PM
Woman Says She Telepathically Urged Mountain Lion Out of Her Oregon Home
Lauren Taylor found the predatory big cat asleep on her couch and says she showed it the way out with her mind.
07/21/2018 - 01:12 PM
Israel evacuates 800 Syria White Helmets to Jordan: army
Israel evacuated 800 White Helmets rescuers and their families from Syria to Jordan overnight at the request of the United States and European countries, army radio said on Sunday. The request came as the volunteer rescuers were threatened by advancing forces of the Syrian regime in the south of the war-ravaged country, the radio station reported. Jordan said it would transfer the Syrians to Britain, Canada and Germany.
07/22/2018 - 01:36 AM
UK police think boy, 3, was attacked with acid at store
LONDON (AP) — A 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack in England that investigators think was deliberate, police said Sunday.
07/22/2018 - 05:16 PM
Glickenhaus Drops New Teaser For Retro-Themed Sports Car
We see all kinds of classic Ferrari and Chevrolet Corvette influence in there.
07/21/2018 - 10:14 PM
This Is What It’s Like To Own A $5,000 Mercedes SL600
It goes without saying that a cheap car comes with expensive repairs.
07/22/2018 - 10:00 AM
Buzz Aldrin Did Not Attend Gala Kicking Off the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing
The former NASA astronaut usually attends the event
07/22/2018 - 11:14 AM
Around 25,000 protest immigration stance of Merkel's Bavarian allies
Around 25,000 people braved the rain in Munich on Sunday to protest the hardline immigration stance of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies three months before they face a tough state election in Bavaria. The protest is another sign of the Christian Social Union's (CSU) waning popularity after an Infratest poll published last week put its support in Bavaria at 38 percent, compared with the 47.7 percent it secured in a 2013 regional election. March organizers said in a statement they were demonstrating against the "irresponsible divisive politics" of top members of the CSU which governs Bavaria and is the sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU).
07/22/2018 - 01:43 PM
Elon Musk reaches deal with artist in ‘farting unicorn’ image row
Elon Musk has reached an agreement with an artist over an image of a “farting unicorn” the Tesla boss used to promote his cars. Tom Edwards, a potter from Colorado, US, who had claimed the business mogul had “ripped off” his drawing featured on a mug, said the issue had now been resolved "in a way that everyone feels good about". Mr Musk had last year posted the cartoon unicorn image on Twitter, without permission, to advertise his Tesla electric car range.
07/21/2018 - 05:29 PM
Jim Carrey Rips Donald Trump Over Vladimir Putin Stance In Latest Artwork
Jim Carrey promoted voter registration as he took aim at President Donald
07/21/2018 - 02:49 AM
In rural Zimbabwe, the novel taste of a peaceful election
From a ruling party rally in the east, to opposition door-to-door canvassing in the northwest, Zimbabweans have been experiencing the novelty of a relatively free and peaceful election campaign. Sitting on a wind-swept rocky slope in Nyahukwe, villagers listened to politicians from President Mnangagwa's ZANU-PF party in an atmosphere they said was noticeably more relaxed than under former ruler Robert Mugabe. No one is being beaten," Patrick Makonde, 59, who has voted in every election since independence from Britain in 1980, told AFP.
07/21/2018 - 09:47 PM
Nicaragua protesters defy Ortega crackdown
The rally, for which police were absent, passed off peacefully, unlike in previous days and weeks when Ortega's police and paramilitary forces violently attacked student demonstrators in Managua and a nearby opposition stronghold city, Masaya, with live ammunition.
07/21/2018 - 04:56 PM
Eritrean diaspora watches Ethiopia thaw with hope, mistrust
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The sudden thaw between longtime enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia is opening up a world of possibilities for the neighboring countries' residents: new economic and diplomatic ties, telephone and transport links and the end to one of Africa's most bitter feuds.
07/21/2018 - 02:29 AM
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