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The father of an 18-year-old woman killed when a driver plowed his car through a crowd of pedestrians in New York’s Times Square last week left an open letter at the scene of the rampage to thank the city for an outpouring of support as he mourns the loss of his daughter. Police say 26-year-old Richard Rojas admitted he had smoked marijuana laced with PCP sometime before he rammed his car through a busy tourist area, killing Alyssa Elsman, a teenager from Michigan who was visiting New York on vacation. Elsman’s father, Tom Elsman, left a letter at an impromptu memorial that sprang up near the site of his daughter’s death.
By Michael Holden and Andrew Yates MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people and wounded 59 at a packed concert hall in the English city of Manchester in what Prime Minister Theresa May called a sickening act targeting children and young people. May said police believed they knew the identity of the bomber and police then said a 23-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the attack carried out late on Monday evening as people began leaving a concert given by Ariana Grande, a U.S. singer who attracts a large number of young and teenage fans. "All acts of terrorism are cowardly...but this attack stands out for its appalling sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives," May said outside her Downing Street office in London.
Three teenagers were arrested and charged with capital murder after 6-year-old Kingston Frazier was shot and killed in Jackson, Mississippi Thursday. Kingston’s mother, Ebony Archie, left him in the backseat of a running car when she stepped into a grocery store early in the morning. When she emerged from the store, her car, with Kingston inside of it, was gone.
President Donald Trump is expected to propose cutting $800 billion from Medicaid over 10 years in a budget plan to be released Tuesday that would slash spending on anti-poverty and other programs, US media reported. The plans for the massive cut to Medicaid -- which funds health care for low-income and disabled people -- come as lawmakers from his Republican Party are battling to repeal and replace Obamacare, in which Medicare plays an important role. The $800 billion cut to Medicaid is contingent on a health care bill passed in the House of Representatives earlier this month becoming law, The Washington Post on Sunday quoted people familiar with the plan as saying.
Dr. Roland Yearwood was nearing the peak of Mount Everest when he died Sunday in the so-called "death zone" where air becomes perilously thin. The first time, Yearwood managed to skirt tragedy when he lived through an avalanche that killed 18 there in 2015. It is not clear if Yearwood fulfilled his dream of reaching the Everest summit before he died.
A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration. Judy O'Connor, a retired elementary-school teacher, pushed her son Marty in his wheelchair for him to receive his degree during commencement Saturday at Chapman University in the Los Angeles suburb of Orange. The idea for the surprise honorary degree came from her son.
Outgoing boss John Burton, described by the Los Angeles Times as “a fixture in state Democratic politics for half a century”, grinned as supporters on stage at the party's convention joined him in the gesture. The party's leaders blasted alleged ties to Russia among Mr Trump's associates and presented California as the epicentre of liberal resistance to the President. “The world, literally the world, is counting on all of you, counting on California to reject Trump's deception and destructiveness,” said Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, who is among a crowded field of Democrats running for governor next year.
As a little girl sat by the edge of a dock in Steveston, Canada, Saturday, a sea lion suddenly snatched her and dragged her into the water. The little girl was very close to the edge as the sea lion lunged playfully at her. “When I saw the grandfather jump in to save the girl, I immediately thought, ‘Okay, now I have to help them.’ I pulled the girl in first,” he said.
The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.
Two photographers have crisscrossed North America to escape the light pollution of occupied areas and capture the original beauty of the night sky. Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović traveled more than 150,000 miles to a staggering 500 locations across North America in order to capture these images, which feature millions of stars, far-off galaxies and areas of extreme darkness that offer an almost primeval contrast to glowing cities. Heffernan, 37, said the aim of the series, called Skyglow, was to show off the incredible vastness of the night sky, in the hope of inspiring people to care about dark skies.
Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Erdogan's visit to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkey blamed the violence on demonstrators linked to the militant Kurdistan Workers Party while Washington's police chief described the incident as a "brutal attack" on peaceful protesters.
A self-proclaimed neo-Nazi was arrested in Florida Sunday after police found materials used to manufacture explosives in his apartment. Tampa police and the FBI found a material inside Brandon Russell’s garage that tested positive for hexamethane triperoxide diamine, used to make explosives, the Miami Herald reported Monday. Police also located white supremacist and Nazi propaganda and detected the presence of radiation coming from thorium and americium.
China and Russia on Monday launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus, just two weeks after the successful test flight of the first made-in-China large passenger plane. State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said they formally established the previously announced joint venture in Shanghai on Monday.
A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours. Video on social media showed an unidentified man wearing a red "Make America Great Again" cap heatedly insisting that he was entitled to a seat and arguing with fellow passengers, at one point calling one a "moron" who didn't speak English. The caps were popular in President Donald Trump's campaign.
A Mississippi state lawmaker who called for the lynching of Louisiana officials for removing pro-slavery era monuments apologized on Monday after his comments sparked a firestorm of criticism. Republican Representative Karl Oliver had taken to Facebook on Saturday to criticize the removal of monuments in New Orleans that city leaders deemed racially offensive. If those behind the removals want to "burn books or destroy historical monuments of OUR HISTORY, they should be LYNCHED!" Oliver wrote in a Facebook post, which has since been removed.
Newt Gingrich peddled a conspiracy theory about a murdered Democratic National Committee staffer on Fox News over the weekend. Seth Rich was murdered in Washington, D.C., in July 2016. In May, Fox News began pushing the story that Rich had shared DNC documents with WikiLeaks. According to NBC News, multiple sources confirmed that a laptop Rich owned never contained any emails related to WikiLeaks.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused opposition protesters of setting a pro-government supporter on fire on the 50th day of the wave of protests, which has gripped the country. Footage of the man being set alight was broadcasted on state television and the man, identified as Orlando Figuera, 21, has been treated in hospital for severe burns and several stab wounds. According to reports, about 100 people, who were participating in anti-Maduro protests in Caracas, surrounded Mr Figuera, doused him in gasoline and set him alight in Plaza Altamira in the east of the country’s capital.
A South African big-game hunter was crushed to death when an elephant picked him up and then fell on him after being shot, Zimbabwean officials and media reports said Monday. Theunis Botha, 51, a professional hunter who specialised in hunting with hounds, died on Friday in western Zimbabwe. One elephant lifted Botha up with her trunk, and a fellow hunter shot the animal dead, the News24 website said.
Get your paws off the merchandise! A Siberian husky was caught on security footage shoplifting a loaf of bread from a Dollar General store in California. Read: Masked Robber Bitten by Loyal Dog After Turning Gun on His Owner: 'We Take Care of Each Other
A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said Monday. Much of the cost would be offset by existing state, federal and private spending on health coverage, the analysis found, but total health care costs would increase by an estimated $50 billion to $100 billion a year. Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, said he'll propose a mechanism for raising the necessary tax revenue soon.
A well-known South African big game hunter was reportedly crushed to death by an elephant on an animal reserve in Zimbabwe, according to reports. Theunis Botha, 51, was on a 10-day hunting expedition at the Good Luck Farm near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park when he and a client stumbled upon a herd of breeding elephants, the Associated Press reported Monday. An unidentified source told South Africa’s News24 that the hunters had gone for a walk Friday afternoon before coming across the herd of elephants.
On a sliding scale, collecting a new minivan is probably towards the lower end of excitement levels, while something like a new luxury SUV is probably a lot higher up the scale. The customer with the honor of picking up the first of these incredible cars to be delivered to an American buyer was in Newport Beach in California. The manufacturer has promised all the Centenario's other US buyers will get their cars before the end of this year.
Victor Sibson, 21, turned himself in Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest in the April 19 death of 22-year-old Brittany-Mae Haag. Authorities believe Sibson was most likely sitting down when he attempted to shoot himself in the head using his left hand. Haag, they believe, reached for the gun with her right hand, according to the Anchorage prosecutor's office.
Former FBI Director James Comey is delaying an appearance before the U.S. House Oversight Committee that had been planned for Wednesday, the panel's chairman said on Monday. In a post on Twitter, Chairman Jason Chaffetz, who will step down from his seat in Congress in June, said he had spoken with Comey who told him that before testifying in public he wanted to speak with former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating ties between Russia and the presidential election campaign of Donald Trump. An aide to the Oversight Committee could not confirm when the hearing would be rescheduled.
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