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A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died," the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media. "A commission of the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces is investigating the causes of the accident." The majority of planes flown in Cuba were produced in the Soviet Union.
Martin took $300 out of a joint bank account he shared with his wife about 45 minutes later, police said. The next day authorities reported that Martin's vehicle was found near the lake. A "suicide note," the same one Martin texted to his wife, was found on the seat on the seat of his car, according to reports.
Pope Francis on Saturday called for negotiations to resolve tensions surrounding North Korea's nuclear ambitions. Reprising his theme of "world war in parts", Pope Francis said that these were "concentrated at points that were already hot. North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile Saturday in apparent defiance of a concerted US push for tougher international sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions.
A pilot for Delta Airlines returned to work after he was caught on video hitting passenger last week at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Delta defended the pilot, saying he was trying to break up the fight. “We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation,” a spokesperson for the company told E! Online and TMZ in a statement Saturday.
A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern California beach, authorities and witnesses said Sunday. The attack occurred Saturday near San Onofre State Beach in northern San Diego County. "All of the back of her leg was kind of missing," Thomas Williams, one of several witnesses who pulled the woman ashore, told the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/2oYfHJv ).
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Conservative author Ann Coulter discusses the state of the First Amendment with Berkeley Professor Robert Reich.
The mayor of New York should refuse to pay for Melania Trump’s security, a leading Democrat senator has said. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, who represents New York state, said the Trump administration should foot the bill to protect the First Lady if she continues to live in the city rather than Washington DC. During an interview with BuzzFeed News to mark Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, Mr Schumer said Mayor Bill de Blasio “ought to tell Congress if we [the federal government] don’t pay for it, New York City cops aren’t guarding it, and let the Feds put more people in”.
The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. The drug, normally a surgical sedative, was first used by Florida in 2013 as part of that state's lethal injection protocol after drugmakers began clamping down on the use of other drugs such as sodium thiopental or pentobarbital. Midazolam has also been used in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Oklahoma.
By Andrew Osborn and Svetlana Reiter MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. Saturday's protest in the capital -- called "We're sick of him" -- was organized by the Open Russia movement founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Mark McOmie, Standefer's uncle, said in a Facebook post that the family is waiting to comment until the body is formally identified. Standefer and his grandmother LouAnn Merrell, 62, went missing in the Arizona park on April 15.
Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers. The government also dismissed almost 4,000 public officials in the latest wave of the purge under the over nine-month state of emergency that has followed last July's failed coup. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkey since 2003 as premier and now president, narrowly won the April 16 referendum on enhancing his powers which supporters believe will lead to better government but critics say creates one man rule.
California is the favorite destination for technology and automotive companies to test out their self-driving technology — around 27 companies are testing their self-driving vehicles in the state. On Friday, some companies invested in the technology — including tech giant Apple — petitioned the state to consider changing its proposed rules.
The head of an Iranian satellite television network who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was shot dead in Istanbul together with a business partner, Turkey's Dogan news agency said on Sunday. GEM TV founder Saeed Karimian and an associate were driving in Istanbul's Maslak neighborhood after 8 p.m. (1.00 p.m. ET) on Saturday when their car was blocked by a jeep and shots were fired, Dogan said. Karimian was found dead by emergency services arriving at the scene, Dogan said.
3D printing has slowly gone from a curious novelty to a totally viable option for creating all kinds of useful things, from chocolate to athletic shoes, and now MIT has invented a way to use the technology to print buildings, too. Given that most 3D printing takes place inside a sealed box, it might be a bit hard to imagine exactly how a structure could be built in such a way, but as you’ll see it can most definitely be done. The peculiar system is essentially a robotically-controlled arm that sprays an expanding foam which dries hard — kind of like the gap-filling foam you’d buy at a hardware store.
Notorious Afghan warlord and ex-prime minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned to public life Saturday after more than 20 years in exile, calling on the Taliban to lay down their weapons and join a "caravan of peace". Hekmatyar, white-bearded and clad in his trademark black turban, spoke to supporters at a gathering in Laghman province widely broadcast in Afghanistan, where his return to the political mainstream months after etching a landmark peace deal with Kabul has been hugely controversial. Known widely in the international press as the "Butcher of Kabul", Hekmatyar is one of the most infamous warlords of Afghanistan's history, chiefly remembered for his role in the bloody civil war of the 1990s.
President Donald Trump has said that he believes China's president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programmes - but when asked about whether another nuclear test would mean a military response from the US, Mr Trump said "I don't know...we'll see". In an interview with CBS' “Face the Nation,” - to be aired on Sunday - Mr Trump said he won't be happy if North Korea conducts a nuclear test and that he believes Chinese President Xi Jinping won't be happy, either. Asked if that means military action, Mr Trump responded: “I don't know.
One of two missing Arkansas siblings was found dead in a wooded area on Friday near the creek where their mother's body was discovered and not far from where another relative was found dead, authorities said. The body of 2-year-old Acelynn Wester was found in a heavily wooded area near the town of Cove in far western Arkansas, not far from where her mother, 43-year-old Bethany Jo Wester, was found dead Tuesday, according to Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer. Sawyer said the girl's 9-year-old brother, Reilly Scarbrough, is still missing, and that officers from eight agencies are searching for him.
Southeast Asian leaders ended their annual summit in Manila on Saturday without any sign that host Philippines raised its crucial arbitration victory against China over disputed South China Sea territories. President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would not raise the July 12 ruling, which invalidated China's historic claims to most of the disputed waters, as he moved to warm once-frosty ties with and secure infrastructure funding from Beijing. Duterte, who took office in June, has promised to take up the decision with China during his six-year term.
Massachusetts police recognized a 6-year-old boy and his father after they turned in $2,000 in cash. Arlington Police awarded first-grader Jasper Dopman an Outstanding Citizen’s Award after he turned in the bank bag that belonged to a family-owned restaurant
The former US Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden has described the moment he claims he shot the al-Qaeda leader dead. Robert O’Neill, who claims to have fired the fatal bullets, has for the first time published a detailed account of the mission that lead to the 9/11 mastermind being gunned down in a secure compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011. In a dramatic extract from his new book, The Operator, published in the Mirror, the former Seal described the moment he fired two shots at Bin Laden and “split open” his head.
Tesla has reactivated a much-demanded feature on its Model X and Model S cars — automatic braking. Automatic braking is an important safety feature on Tesla cars, one that could make full autonomy on company cars possible. The feature has most probably been brought back due to Consumer Reports’ recent downgrade of the Model S and X rating.
ABC News' Jonathan Karl shares some closing thoughts about Trump's statement this week that he "thought it would be easier" being president.
By Alex Dobuzinskis and Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the deadly riots that followed the verdict, an undercurrent of distrust pulses through a city that says it worked hard at police reform. Long before the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement, the name Rodney King became synonymous with the use of excessive force in policing minority groups. King, then 25, was battered by a squad of white officers after a traffic stop in March 1991, an incident caught in graphic detail on a bystander's video.