Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk posts pointed tweets after a British diver mocked his kid-size submarine idea to transport the 12 boys trapped in a Thai cave.'You really did ask for it' »
A monumentally huge iceberg is floating dangerously close to a Greenland community whose residents fear a devastating tsunami if the ice mountain breaks apart in warming weather. People close to the shore nearest the 11 million-ton berg were evacuated to higher ground in the remote village of Innaarsuit on Friday. “We fear the iceberg could calve” — break up — and “send a flood towards the village,” Greenland police spokesman Lina Davidsen told Danish news agency Ritzau.
The president played golf during a trip to Scotland ahead of his Monday summit with Vladimir Putin, while protesters gathered in Edinburgh and near the golf course.
An intense protest broke out in Chicago on Saturday evening after a police officer fatally shot a man whom officers said appeared to be armed. The officers reported they “saw a subject that they thought might have been armed around his waistband,” Police Chief Fred Waller said at a press conference late Saturday. Officers approached the man, who became combative and tried to push the officers’ hands away. The man began “flailing and swinging” at the officers, Waller said, and as he tried to escape, he appeared to reach for his weapon, which prompted the officer to shoot. Waller described it as a “semi-automatic weapon” and said he had “magazines” on him. While police have not publicly identified the victim, Black Youth Project 100, an activist organization based in Chicago, said he was Harith “Snoop” Augustus, an African-American barber and father. Black Youth Project interviewed one of Augustus’ friends at the barbershop, who said he was a quiet and good man.
“I am proud of being able to say I’m an American and I am Puerto Rican,” Mia Irizarry, who was harassed in a Chicago park last month over her Puerto Rico shirt, said. She tells NBC News’ Ron Mott how and why she kept so calm during the verbal attack.
A federal judge on Friday commended Trump administration efforts to reunify young children and families separated at the border but also said he plans to watch closely as a deadline approaches involving older children. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said at a hearing in San Diego that the government has demonstrated good faith and largely complied with a deadline this week to reunite families with children under 5. At the same time, he indicated he will be monitoring the administration's actions ahead of a July 26 deadline to reunite more than 2,500 older children with their families.
By Panu Wongcha-um and James Pearson CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Twelve Thai boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand are recovering well from the ordeal and will be discharged from hospital next week, health minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said on Saturday. The last of the 12-member "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach were brought out of the Tham Luang cave, near the border with Myanmar, on Tuesday night, safely ending a perilous rescue and evoking international relief and joy. The boys and their coach have been in hospital in the northern town of Chiang Rai since they were brought to safety.
Republicans in the House are reportedly preparing an effort to impeach deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, the man overseeing the special counsel's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus have drafted an impeachment filing for Mr Rosenstein and are planning to introduce it as early as Monday, according to Politico. Republicans have long accused Mr Rosenstein of stalling their attempts to investigate the FBI’s probes of President Donald Trump’s campaign team and election rival Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned there may be "no Brexit at all" because of lawmakers' attempts to undermine her plan to leave the European Union. "If we don’t, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all." Earlier this week two senior ministers resigned in protest at May's plans for trade with the EU after Britain leaves the bloc next March. May also wrote in the Mail on Sunday article that Britain would take a tough stance in its next round of negotiations with the EU.
The incident went viral after Chicago resident Camilla Hudson wrote about it on Facebook.
Ice cream is one of the sweetest ways to cool down when it’s hot out, but you may have noticed that the prices of the artisanal kind are rising as fast as the temperature. Sure, you can get your fix at the supermarket, where you’ll spend about $4 for a tub of Breyers, but if you head to a small-batch scoop shop, you’ll spend around the same amount for just one scoop ($4.10 per scoop at Portland, Oregon-based Salt & Straw and $5.50 at Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream). Ben & Jerry’s, for example, mixes its ice cream bases in a 1,000-gallon stainless steel blending tank.
Protesters in the Finnish capital on Sunday denounced the meeting of a “man-baby” and “evil spy” as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin prepared to go head to head in a historic summit clouded by Russia’s alleged manipulation of the 2016 US election. Monday’s summit in Helsinki will offer Putin, a former KGB spymaster, and Trump the chance to get the measure of each other on an array of fronts including Syria, Ukraine and nuclear disarmament. In a festive atmosphere and warm sunshine, more than 2,000 people denounced attacks on human rights, press freedom and dissent as they marched to Helsinki’s central Senate Square on the eve of the summit taking place in the nearby presidential palace.
British police said Saturday that search teams have found over 400 items as part of the investigation into the poisoning of two Britons by the nerve agent Novichok — but searches will likely take many more weeks as officers seek further evidence. Metropolitan Police announced a breakthrough in the case Friday when they said they had found a small bottle believed to be the source of the nerve agent that killed Dawn Sturgess and sickened Charlie Rowley. The bottle was found at Rowley's home in Amesbury, a southwestern town not far from Salisbury, where British authorities say Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with Novichok in March.
Former CIA officer David Priess tells MSNBC’s Frances Rivera that Mueller has put out an air-tight case of what happened, when and with whom, setting the stage for indictments to come.
The boys sent video messages from their hospital beds thanking those who saved them from the cave in a dramatic and dangerous rescue mission.
The governor of Massachusetts says he's saddened to learn of the deaths of a local police officer and a bystander who were shot following a vehicle crash and foot chase. Authorities say Weymouth officer Michael Chesna was shot multiple times Sunday morning and later died. Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes has identified the shooting suspect as Emanuel Lopes, and says he's in custody.
The Haitian prime minister resigns after his government raised fuel prices, setting off a wave of deadly riots. Jack Guy Lafontant stood down before a vote that could have led to his removal could take place. The prime minister is the second highest official in Haiti, after the president.
British counter-terrorism police said on Saturday they had recovered more than 400 items as part of their investigation into the murder of a woman in southwest England who was poisoned by the Novichok nerve agent. Dawn Sturgess, 44, died on July 8, just over a week after being exposed to Novichok near the city of Salisbury where Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were struck down with the same poison in March. Sturgess' partner, 45-year-old Charlie Rowley from Amesbury, a town a few miles from Salisbury, is still recovering in hospital after falling critically ill.
After almost three weeks in the dark, 12 Thai boys and their coach, were rescued from a cave deep underneath the mountains that form the Thai-Burmese border. The name of the cave, Tham Luang Nang Non, literally means “the cave of the reclining lady.” It is named after a princess who, as the legend goes, committed suicide after she was forbidden to be with her commoner love. Its entrance is broad, like a cathedral door, and during the rainy season the humidity pours out of it like steam.
The Reddit co-founder posted an emotional tribute to his wife and her incredible accomplishment following her tough loss Saturday to Germany’s Angelique Kerber, who beat Williams in two sets, 6-3, 6-3. “Days after our baby girl was born, I kissed my wife goodbye before surgery and neither of us knew if she would be coming back,” he wrote on Instagram.
“The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration,” Trump said about the Friday indictments connected to the reported hacking of a Democratic National Committee server during the 2016 U.S. election. Precisely what U.S. intelligence agencies and former President Barack Obama knew of the Russian officials’ alleged actions at the time is unclear.
Hundreds of Syrian rebels and their relatives left the southern city of Daraa on Sunday under a deal to bring the "cradle" of the country's uprising back under government control. Just hours after the transfers, Syria accused its longtime enemy Israel of trying to support the rebels by targeting a Syrian army position in the war-ravaged country's north. After securing Damascus in May, President Bashar al-Assad turned his attention to rebels in the strategic south, where protests against his rule first erupted in 2011.
Several Florida beaches have been closed after two people were reportedly bitten by sharks within a few minutes of each other. The City of Fernandina Beach announced the water would be off limits on Friday after officials responded to two reported attacks within the space of five minutes. Tia Walker, who witnessed the first incident, said she had been in the water for just five minutes when she heard another swimmer screaming.
A six-year-old girl who was recorded crying in a detention centre after being separated from her mother at the US-Mexico border has been reunited with her. The mother, Cindy Madrid, who had fled from El Salvador, was reunited with her daughter Alisson at Houston airport after weeks apart. Last month Alisson was heard on a tape published by ProPublica, reciting a phone number for her family as she was detained.
Chicago police on Sunday released body camera footage of officers shooting dead a black man as he reached for his concealed handgun, hoping to quell two days of violent and peaceful protests that had branded the incident a case of police brutality. The shooting on Saturday triggered violent clashes that night and more peaceful protests on Sunday in the latest in a string of U.S. police killings that have at times sparked nationwide demonstrations. Chicago had its own high-profile case leading to unrest in the 2014 police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was holding a knife and shot dead as he walked away from police.
With prayers and other events, Turkey on Sunday commemorated the second anniversary of thwarting a coup against the Turkish president and the government that left nearly 290 people dead and hundreds wounded. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey has "cut off the arms of the octopus the cursed in Pennsylvania grew with hypocrisy, tricks, lies and within big secrecy." He was referring to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric Turkey blames for the coup, and said the government has brought down Gulen's network within the public and private sector.