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The victims of the deadly stabbing attack aboard a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., on Friday are being hailed as heroes for intervening on behalf of two young women who were the apparent targets of the suspect’s anti-Muslim epithets. “They were attacked because they did the right thing,” Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Saturday. Rick Best, a 53-year-old U.S. Army veteran and city of Portland employee, was headed home on the train when a man, later identified as Jeremy Christian, began hurling epithets at two young women, including one wearing a hijab, witnesses said.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tells Chuck Todd that he was "very concerned about the nature" of approaches between the Trump campaign and Russian agents during the 2016 elections
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly joins Meet the Press to talk about reports that White House Adviser Jared Kushner tried to set up a secret Russia backchannel, and why he believes intelligence leaks are “darn close to treason.”
Memorial Day observances have been taking place throughout the weekend, remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. From quiet moments with fallen loved ones to the presidential wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns
“Just returned from Europe,” Trump wrote on Twitter early Sunday. The nine-day tour — which included stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and Italy — was clouded by revelations about the federal investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Trump did not hold a single press conference throughout the trip and was relatively restrained in his use of Twitter.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the press about his meeting with Pope Francis this morning in Rome, during which they spoke about climate change, among other issues.
It was supposed to be a highlight of New York's Fleet Week — a demonstration by the elite US Navy SEAL parachute team called the "Leap Frogs" — descending in formation near the Statue of Liberty.
A shallow, 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit inland on the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi Monday, US seismologists said, causing people to panic but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Muhammad Guntur, who lives on the outskirts of the town, said it was felt strongly. A hotel worker in Poso also said that people panicked when the quake struck but that things had returned to normal there.
Thousands of Muscovites protested in the south-west of the Russian capital on Sunday against government plans to resettle millions of citizens from shoddy Soviet-era apartment blocks, but numbers had fallen compared to earlier rallies. A Reuters witness said around 5,000 people attended the latest rally, compared to organizers' estimates of 60,000 at a protest on May 14. Moscow residents are also concerned about the location and quality of the planned new accommodation, a lack of services and infrastructure and about threats the redevelopment may pose to the historic face of the Russian capital.
Police arrested a 39-year-old Utah woman after she allegedly locked her two young children in the trunk of her car while she shopped at a local Walmart. Riverdale Police said that they received a call on Thursday after a woman allegedly spotted the mom stuffing the children, ages 2 and 5, inside of the trunk in the store’s parking lot, according to reports. "The small children ... began making noise and moving frantically, causing the vehicle to shake," Police Lt. Casey Warren told CNN.
The victims were discovered in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County overnight, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Sunday the US had “accelerated” its tactics against the Islamic State, moving from a policy of “attrition” to one of “annihilation”. The retired Marine Corps general also said “civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation”, adding: “We’re not the perfect guys, but we are the good guys.
Memorial day is supposed to be the day Americans come together to pay respect to the people who've died while serving the country—or, if you're Ivanka Trump, make popsicles. What a better way to honor fallen soldiers than with a nostalgic childhood treat and a little "adult beverage?" (Commence: gentle teeheehees). Of course, Memorial Day also doubles as the start of summer for many in the United States, so it's not exactly surprising—or wrong even—that the brand came up with a recipe.
Top White House aides – including Mr Trump’s trusted adviser Steve Bannon – are increasingly worried that the so-called “deep state” is conspiring to bring the presidency down, sources tell Politico. In the weeks after Mr Trump dismissed former FBI Director James Comey, the White House was hit with a series of damaging leaks, from Mr Trump alleged disclosure of highly classified intelligence to Russian officials, to his son-in-law’s reported attempt to set up back-channel communications with Russia. Commentators on Fox News, Mr Trump’s channel of choice, have helped push the idea that these leaks come from an American “deep state” – a body within the government working to bring down those in power.
At least 100 people are believed to have been killed so far as the Philippine military tries to fend off fighters who claim to have aligned themselves with ISIS.
Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday. Corby landed in the Queensland capital of Brisbane early Sunday morning, after she was deported from Bali amid a frenzy of journalists. More than 200 police officers were deployed to secure her departure from Denpasar, Bali's capital, said Ida Bagus Adnyana, who heads Bali's Justice and Human Rights office.
Fourteen civilians were killed late Monday when Islamic State group jihadists shelled a government-controlled neighbourhood of Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor city, a monitor said. Three children were among the dead in the regime-held Al-Joura district, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "The shelling hit just before families were gathering to break the Ramadan fast," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.
By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist insurgents stoned a man to death on Sunday as punishment for alleged adultery, they said, a reminder that the militia is still strong enough to carry out public executions despite losing its grip on most towns and cities. Hundreds of witnesses watched the death of 44-year-old Dayow Mohamed Hassan in Ramo Adey village in the south-central Bay region, the regional governor representing the al Qaeda-linked insurgency said. Moalim Geedow told Reuters that Hassan was buried neck-deep in a hole then pelted with stones.
A 3-week-old was killed after one of her family’s three pit bulls attacked the baby girl while she was unattended with the dogs, according to reports. Susannah Jean Murray was left alone in a bouncy for five minutes inside of her Michigan home when one
Motorcyclists pass Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, Ret., and Christian Jacobs, 6, of Hertford, N.C., as they salute in Washington; fans watch the qualification round match between Luxemburg’s Gilles Muller and Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during the
Sen. Bob Corker (R. Tenn.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, appears on Meet the Press to talk about reports that Jared Kushner tried to establish private communication channels with Russia.
At least 166 people are dead and more than 100 others missing due to flooding and mudslides from monsoon rains across southwestern portions of Sri Lanka during the weekend, according to the state-run Disaster Management Center. During the weekend after the disaster had a grave impact, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Affairs activated its Emergency Response Unit and called on the United Nations' International Search and Rescue Advisory Group, along with its neighboring countries to help in the recovery effort. "We have a problem of limited resources to cope with the situation," Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. "Hence we have made many appeals." On Friday he said he was expecting two ships full of relief supplies to arrive over the weekend from neighboring country, India, to help meet the needs of the people.
Pentagon chief James Mattis has said that the US is “accelerating the tempo” of the fight against Isis, and that civilian deaths should be anticipated as a “fact of life”. While US forces operating in Syria and Iraq do “do everything humanly possible” to prevent the loss of innocent life, “Civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation,“ General Mattis told CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday. The interview comes after new figures from war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights found that the last four-week period was the deadliest for Syrian civilians on record since the US-led coalition bombing campaign began in 2014.
NBC News gained rare access to Taiwanese military exercises, including testing of American-made firepower — all against the threat of a Chinese invasion.
President Donald Trump is offering the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans in defense of the United States. Trump dedicated his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones. Trump also singled out for special mention Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.