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Facing withering criticism over Monday’s deferential joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, President Trump asserted Tuesday that he misspoke when he said that Russia had not interfered with the U.S. presidential election. “Let me begin by saying that once again, full faith and support for America’s intelligence agencies.
Walter Carr of Birmingham, Alabama, found himself in quite the predicament last week. A couple of hours into his trek, Carr stopped in a bank parking lot to take a break because his legs hurt. As he rested, a police car drove up, and an officer, identified as Mark Knighten, asked Carr if he was OK.
Police quickly rounded up 18 of the 22 men, including an elevator operator, gardener, housekeeper, electrician, security guards and plumbers in and around the apartment complex where the girl’s family lives in Purasawalkam, according to the Times Of India. There are conflicting reports about the girl’s age. Times of India reported the victim is 12, while other outlets gave her age as 11. The girl told police that an elevator operator named Ravi Kumar, 66, first sexually assaulted her when she arrived home from school before she entered her family’s apartment.
What screams tropical vacation getaway more than a pina colada? Pina colada cookie cups! Check out the recipe on this episode of Best Bites!Ingredients:COOKIE CUPS3/4 cups (168g) salted butter, room temperature1 cup (207g) sugar1 large egg, room temperature
By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) - Tour boats offering a close-up look at lava pouring from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean returned to the waters off the Big Island on Tuesday under new safety rules, a day after 23 passengers were injured by ash and molten rock. Monday's accident prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to require boat captains to stay at least 300 meters (yards) from lava flowing from fissures in the volcano flank. Previously, experienced operators such as Shane Turpin, captain of the boat hit in Monday's explosion, had to stay only 50 meters (164 feet)away.
A South Korean salvage team has discovered the wreck of a Russian warship that was sunk in a naval battle 113 years ago and is believed to still contain a trove of gold bullion and coins worth 150 trillion won, or £100 billion. The Russian Imperial Navy cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi was discovered at a depth of more than 1,400 feet about one mile off the South Korean island of Ulleungdo. A joint team made up of experts from South Korea, Britain and Canada discovered the wreck on Sunday and used two manned submersibles to capture footage of the vessel, with the company behind the discovery promising to use a percentage of the money to fund the construction of a railway line linking Russia and South Korea through North Korea.
Republican congressional candidate Anthony Pappas says he knows he has almost no chance of beating rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In fact, Ocasio-Cortez herself was the underdog few people had heard of outside of the Bronx-Queens district last month when she upset 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary. Pappas, a 72-year-old economics expert, said he would challenge Ocasio-Cortez on how she intends to pay for such programs.
While President Donald Trump was repeatedlyrefusing to hold Russian leader Vladimir Putin accountable for interference in the 2016 U.S. election, former President Barack Obama was showing off some dance moves in his father’s home country of Kenya. For the first time since leaving office, Obama visited the African country on Monday to support his half-sister, Auma Obama, who opened a sports and vocational resource center in Siaya County, Kenya. During the ceremony honoring the opening of the center, Obama, his sister and his 96-year-old step-grandmother got up to dance ― and the family can move!
A number of high pressure steam pipes have exploded in Manhattan's Flatiron District, blasting a whole through the asphalt of Fifth Avenue. The New York Fire Department has closed a number of roads in Manhattan's Flatiron District, causing disruption to many peoples' morning commutes. There were multiple reports that a number of manhole covers exploded into the air from West 19th Street to West 21st Street.
Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded cave in Thailand are preparing to leave hospital and speak to the media for the first time. The "Wild Boars" football team are being discharged a day earlier than announced, with authorities hoping a question and answer session will satisfy -- at least temporarily -- the intense media speculation that has accompanied their epic underground ordeal, before they head home later Wednesday. "The reason to hold this evening press conference is so media can ask them questions and after that they can go back to live their normal lives without media bothering them," Thailand's chief government spokesman Sunsern Kaewkumnerd told AFP.
Michael McFaul, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, was named in a group of Americans whom Russian authorities seek to question. “Vladimir Putin has been after me for a long time even when I was ambassador,” McFaul told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday.
Two employees at a CVS store in Chicago are out of a job after one of them called the police on a black woman who presented a coupon they suspected was fraudulent. Video capturing the tense scene on Friday night shows a white store employee visibly shaking while he appears to be on the phone with police. The customer, Camilla Hudson, can be heard giving her name and promising to wait for responding officers.
A community activist who has pushed for more police transparency said Monday that he’s asked Chicago police for the body camera footage from all the officers at the scene where one of them fatally shot a black man over the weekend. William Calloway said a brief video released by police showing the view from one officer’s body camera does not answer crucial questions, starting with the reasons the officers approached 37-year-old Harith Augustus on Saturday afternoon just before he was shot. Calloway also said that a police spokesman’s explanation that the Augustus was “exhibiting characteristics of an armed person” does not justify stopping someone in a city and state where it is legal to carry a concealed weapon.
Liver cancer deaths have increased in the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Liver cancer is much more prevalent in men than it is in women.
"We weren't sure if it was for real," 14-year-old Adul Samon said. Dressed in green, white and black uniforms emblazoned with a red wild boar — the nickname of their team — the boys briefly showed off their ball-handling skills before answering questions that were reviewed in advance. Each member of the Wild Boars stood and introduced himself by name and position.
A wildfire near Yosemite National Park is expected to grow worse in the coming days as firefighters go up against blaze-fueling weather conditions. “Due to the steep, rugged terrain, the volatility of the vegetation, the hazard trees, the mortality, firefighters are just simply not able to fight this fire directly,” U.S. Forest Service fire behavior analyst Taro Pusina explained in an update Monday morning. Visibility and air quality in Yosemite continue to be affected by smoke from the Ferguson Fire burning in the Sierra National Forest.
By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel passed a "nation-state" law on Thursday declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, stirring anger from members of the Arab minority who said it was racist and drawing an expression of concern from the EU. The bill, backed by the right-wing government, passed through parliament after months of political argument and some Arab lawmakers shouted and ripped up their papers after the vote. "This is a defining moment in the annals of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset.
Elon Musk apologized to the British cave diver who was the subject of a slew of insults following last week’s rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a Thai cave. Musk said his comments against Vernon Unsworth, which included the use of the term “pedo,
The father of three children who perished in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine four years ago has condemned Donald Trump for pandering to Vladimir Putin, accusing both leaders of lacking empathy for their fellow human beings. Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris’ lives were torn apart when their children Mo, 12, Evie, 10 and Otis, 8, died in the plane crash.
The Navy will be stepping-up efforts to integrate and prepare weapons systems for its advanced Ford aircraft carrier during a now-underway 12-month deployment preparation period called Post-Shakedown Availability (PSA)—one of several key final steps designed to prepare the ship for ocean warfare. While the Ford’s electromagnetic catapult, larger deck space and nuclear power technology are heavily emphasized in public discussion of the ship’s newer technologies, layered ship defenses, are commanding commensurate developmental attention – given the global threat environment.
A suspected serial killer wanted in connection with three Houston-area murders has been arrested thanks to a tip from a local resident, authorities said. Forty-six-year-old Jose Gilberto Rodriguez – a registered sex offender out on parole – was arrested on Tuesday, after police say he cut off his ankle monitoring bracelet and engaged in a spree of murders and robberies. Authorities launched a manhunt for Mr Rodriguez on Monday, after identifying him using local mall surveillance footage.
In the early days of Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg encouraged his colleagues to “move fast and break things.”The mantra has since fallen out of favor at the company, but it has seemingly only just begun to sink in with U.S. lawmakers, who seem ever more
A worker has been treated and released from a hospital after receiving minor injuries in an explosion at a Pennsylvania Army depot. The worker had been taken by ambulance early Thursday to a hospital near the Letterkenny Army Depot, about 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of Philadelphia, shortly after the explosion and fire at a paint operation of a vehicle shop. A hospital spokeswoman says the worker did not receive treatment for burns, but did not release further details of the injury.
A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Bobby Wilson, who is running to represent a southern Arizona district, told The Associated Press that he’s not trying to hide anything. “I’m lucky to be alive, twice over,” Wilson said.