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“I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government,” Kushner wrote in a 3,700-word statement released on Monday, hours before he was set to appear behind closed doors before the Senate intelligence committee. Kushner is also scheduled to answer questions from the House intelligence committee in a private session on Tuesday. Kushner dismissed the controversial meeting Donald Trump Jr. arranged with a Kremlin-connected lawyer, purportedly to discuss compromising information on Hillary Clinton.
At least eight men were found dead on Sunday alongside dozens of people discovered inside a sweltering tractor trailer parked at a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities called a case of "ruthless" human trafficking. Thirty people, many in critical condition and suffering from heat stoke and exhaustion, were removed from the trailer, which lacked air conditioning or a water supply, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said. Another person was found in a wooded area nearby and was also being treated, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas said in a statement.
An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers. Guthrie McLean, a student at the University of Montana, was released from a detention center in Zhengzhou early Monday, according to his mother, Jennifer McLean, a teacher who lives in the central Chinese city. "We are very, very very, very happy," Jennifer McLean wrote in an email to The Associated Press.
Obdulia Sanchez, 18, was booked into the Merced County Jail Friday on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter following the crash that left her 14-year-old sister dead. Sanchez was allegedly drunk and livestreaming on Instagram when her Buick veered off the road and flipped into a field after crashing through a barbed wire fence, cops say. Sanchez's sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, was reportedly ejected from the vehicle and killed.
Jihadists on Sunday took Idlib in Syria after rival rebels withdrew, strengthening their grip over the northwestern city and its province, one of the last beyond regime control. At the same time a car bomb exploded in Idlib killing 11 people, nine of them jihadists, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. The truce ended a week of fierce fighting between HTS and Ahrar al-Sham, which is backed by Turkey and some Gulf countries, that killed at least 92 people including 15 civilians, the Observatory said.
A South African child born with HIV has surprised experts by appearing to be effectively cured of the AIDS virus after just a year of treatment followed by eight and a half years drug-free. Patients with HIV would normally need to stay on antiretroviral (ART) drugs for the rest of their lives to keep AIDS at bay. This and other recent, isolated cases of remission have given additional hope to the 37 million people worldwide infected with the virus that causes AIDS.
The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat has returned to Boston's waters. The USS Constitution was undocked Sunday night at the peak of high tide following two years of restoration work. "Old Ironsides" enters dry dock about every 20 years for below-the-waterline repairs.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., discusses the Democratic Party's new agenda on "This Week."
On Aug. 21, the moon will block out the sun completely, as seen from the United States, following a narrow band across the country while the shadow of the moon moves from the west coast to the east. If you plan to watch the eclipse too, either by traveling to a place from where it is visible in its entirety, or by remaining where you are to see a partial eclipse (the partial eclipse will be visible from every state in the country), you should keep in mind some safety tips. NASA has offered a helpful list of things to do and not do for viewing the eclipse.
Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump’s freshly minted communications director, spent his first Sunday morning on the job sparring with CNN’s Jake Tapper, telling the “State of the Union” host that his new boss is still not sure Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Scaramucci was asked if Trump was prepared to sign a bipartisan bill slapping new sanctions on Russia to punish Moscow for its meddling in the election.
Five people were killed and nearly a dozen injured in separate shootings in Mexico City on Sunday, authorities said, adding to a growing death toll in the capital which has largely been spared the criminal violence plaguing the country. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot four people in a bar in the gritty Llano Redondo neighborhood on the city's southwestern fringe early on Sunday morning, according to the local attorney general's office. Then on Sunday afternoon, a 45-year-old woman and a man of 55 were fatally shot at a street market in the sprawling borough of Iztapalapa on the eastern edge of Mexico City, the attorney general's office said in a statement.
California authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more local residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to contain the blaze fully. The Detwiler Fire is 40 percent contained, unchanged from Saturday, after burning 76,000 acres (30,700 hectares) and 130 structures, including 63 homes, since it broke out on Monday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire. Evacuation orders were lifted as of 12 p.m. PST for much of the historic gold rush era town of Coulterville and nearby areas as firefighters completed firelines to contain the blaze, Cal Fire said in a statement.
The mother of a Florida teen who went missing at sea in 2015 along with with his friend filed a wrongful death suit against the other teen's family on Friday. Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, both 14, went missing off the coast off Florida during a fishing trip on Austin's boat on the morning July 24. Two days later, the 19-foot fishing boat was spotted capsized during a widespread search for the teens.
Protesters play violins, flutes and guitars as they take to the streets of Caracas in demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela’s opposition renewed nationwide protests to pressure the president into holding elections and improving a
The world's oldest manatee was expected to live even longer before he died in a tragic accident. The South Florida Museum chief executive Brynne Anne Besio explained the death of the beloved animal in a statement. Museum provost and chief operating officer Jeff Rodgers said Snooty died after becoming stuck in a maintenance hatch leading off his tank.
Ryanair has made a "non-binding offer" for loss-making Italian rival Alitalia, the Irish no-frills carrier said Monday, as rival EasyJet said it plans to employ more than 1,200 new staff. "We have made a non-binding offer for Alitalia. As the largest airline in Italy, it's important we are involved in the process," Ryanair said in a statement after Italian media said Friday that about ten such bids had been made.
The leader of the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza praised a Palestinian who stabbed three Israelis to death in their home in a phone call to the attacker's father. The 20-year-old Palestinian jumped over the fence of a West Bank settlement and entered a house surprising a family that was celebrating a new grandchild during their traditional Sabbath meal. Israel's minister of public security says metal detectors set at the entrance to a major Jerusalem shrine that angered Palestinians could be removed if police have another way of ensuring security there.
Stubbs, the cat who became the unofficial mayor and a tourist attraction for the small Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at 20, his owners said. Stubbs went to sleep on Thursday night in the town about 60 miles (96 km) north of Anchorage and never woke up, the Spone family said in a statement late on Saturday. The cat, which liked to drink water and catnip from a margarita glass, was elected unofficial mayor of Talkeetna in 1997, news reports said.
President Trump walks off Air Force One on Saturday. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) President Trump followed up Saturday’s Twitter tirade with a pair of tweets on Sunday saying that it is “very sad” Republicans are doing “very little to protect” him — and admitted
A Mexican official says some Mexican nationals were among the survivors and those who died on a tractor-trailer found at a San Antonio Walmart. Mexican Consul General in San Antonio Reyna Torres says officials are working to identify the survivors and notify family members. Tekandi Paniagua, communications director for the foreign ministry, says the two male survivors told Guatemalan consulate officials that they crossed the border by foot at Laredo and boarded the tractor-trailer.
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senate leaders aim to hold a procedural vote as early as Tuesday to take up legislation to repeal or replace Obamacare, but it remained unclear which version of the bill senators would vote on. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans campaigned on a pledge to roll back former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Senator John Thune, a member of the Republican leadership, told "Fox News Sunday" the initial vote was simply a way to open debate on the bill so that senators from both parties could offer amendments.
Lava-like rocks believed to be melted nuclear fuel have been spotted inside Japan's stricken Fukushima reactor by an underwater robot, the plant's operator said at the end of a three-day inspection. Large amounts of the solidified lumps and deposit were spotted for the first time by the robot on the floor of the primary containment vessel underneath the core of Fukushima's No. 3 reactor, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said. "There is a high possibility that the solidified objects are mixtures of melted metal and fuel that fell from the vessel," a TEPCO spokesman said, adding that the company was planning further analysis of the images.
Venezuela's violinist Wuilly Arteaga, who became famous for playing the national anthem during protests, was injured during the strike this weekend. In a video he posted on Twitter, he vows to fight on.
The first thing that came to my mind was how sweet it was,” Shaw told InsideEdition.com. Shaw said she was amazed at the compassion of the employee. With all the hate in the world she gave love,” Shaw wrote on the post.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe lavished his sister-in-law with $60,000 on her birthday, state-owned media reported Monday, at a time when the country is running critically short of cash. The Herald newspaper said Mugabe, 93, and his wife Grace gave Junior Gumbochuma the money at her birthday celebrations, while the couple's children gave her $10,000. Gumbochuma, who is Grace Mugabe's elder sister, celebrated her 60th birthday on Sunday as Grace celebrated her 52nd at one of the Mugabes' farms in Shamva, northeast of Harare.