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On ABC’s “This Week,” White House national security adviser John Bolton tried to put a positive spin on the indictments stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, a probe that Trump has called a “rigged witch hunt” and bad for the U.S. “I would say in fact it strengthens his hand,” Bolton said.
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.
Chicago police have released footage of officers approaching 37-year-old Harith Augustus before he was fatally shot on Saturday.
Musk and a team of engineers from three of his companies even flew to Thailand to make their idea come to life. “He can stick his submarine where it hurts,” expert caver Vern Unsworth told CNN International. Unsworth was instrumental in locating the boys inside the Tham Luang cave system after they went missing. A U.K. native, he has been living nearby and exploring Tham Luang for six years, The New York Times reported.
Officer Mike Chesna of Weymouth, Massachusetts, was killed when responding to a call on Sunday morning, while in Kansas City, a person of interest fired at least 50 shots at officers wounding three.
The "This Week" Powerhouse Roundtable debates the week in politics, including Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - A ceasefire largely held on Sunday along a tense Gaza-Israel border on Sunday following a day of fierce fighting, but Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defenses in case hostilities resume. Israel carried out dozens of air strikes in Gaza on Saturday, killing two teenage boys, and militants fired more than 100 rockets across the border, wounding three people in a southern Israeli town. The ceasefire, the second between Israel and Gaza's dominant Hamas Islamists to be brokered by Egypt this year after a previous day-long flare-up in May, came into force late on Saturday.
A California official says the body of a firefighter killed during a wildfire near Yosemite National Park won't be retrieved until at least Monday. Heavy fire equipment operator Braden Varney was driving a bulldozer when he died Saturday. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Deputy Chief Scott McLean says Varney's body is in a precarious location in steep terrain and conditions are too dangerous to allow crews to get close Sunday.
One of the people killed was in a car that struck a pickup truck from behind around 2 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 25 just north of Bernalillo, about 18 miles north of Albuquerque, Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Keith Elder said. It was then sideswiped by a semitruck, according to Elder. Elder said the names of the three dead were being withheld until relatives could be notified.
President Trump included the European Union when rattling off a list of the “biggest foes” of the United States throughout the world. The “CBS Evening News” published the interview with Trump from his golf club in Turnberry, Scotland, on Sunday morning. Alongside Russia and China, Trump mentioned the EU, which includes several of the oldest, closest allies of the United States, when asked about the country’s global foes.
Demi Moore made a surprise appearance at the taping of a Comedy Central roast for ex-husband Bruce Willis ― and she killed. Moore was not on the roster and caught the “Die Hard” icon completely unaware at The Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, according to reports. “I look at our marriage like ‘The Sixth Sense,’” Moore said at the podium, per Deadline.
Police say four protesters have been arrested and several police officers slightly injured during scuffles that broke out after a man was fatally shot by a police officer on Chicago's South Side. Chicago police patrol chief Fred Waller told a news conference that a crowd became combative after the shooting earlier Saturday, throwing bottles and jumping on top of a squad car. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that the scene of the shooting has been cleared.
In a stunning rebuke, the California Democratic Party declined to endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein in her re-election bid and instead backed her progressive challenger on the November ballot, state Sen. Kevin de León. De León, a fellow Democrat, received 65 percent of the vote of about 330 members of the state party’s executive board in Oakland on Saturday— more than the 60 percent needed to secure the endorsement, The Los Angeles Times reported. Feinstein, 85, finished first in the state’s June primary, with the 51-year-old de León emerging as her general election challenger under California’s “top two” nominating system.
Former US president Barack Obama paid a visit to his extended family in Kenya Monday, on his first trip to the country since 2015 during which he will open a youth center. Obama arrived in his father’s native Kenya on Sunday, where he paid courtesy calls on President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. On Monday he flew to the west of the country, where under extremely tight security he paid a visit to the home of his step-grandmother Sarah Obama in the village of Kogelo, an AFP reporter said.
Amazon Prime Day 2018 is finally here -- and from the looks of it, the sales are better than they've ever been. The retailer, which analysts estimate will earn nearly $1.2 billion more than the year before, is offering a 36-hour blowout sale on products
Seven days later, two hikers discovered her Jeep at the bottom of cliffs in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Although she had managed to get out of the wrecked SUV, which was partially submerged, her attempts to climb back up the cliff-side failed.
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices, triggering a fraught process to form a new government. "I submitted my resignation to the president of the republic," who has "accepted my resignation," Lafontant said in the lower house of Haiti's legislature. Lafontant had faced a potential vote of no confidence had he not resigned -- something he had previously insisted he would not do.
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.
Russia must "account for its role" in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and cooperate with efforts to establish truth and justice, foreign ministers of the world's industrial democracies said on Sunday. The statement by the G7 ministers came on the eve of a summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, but also just before the anniversary of the July 17, 2014 air disaster which killed all 298 crew and passengers when the airliner was shot down. G7 ministers said a joint investigation into the crash had yielded "compelling, significant and deeply disturbing" findings on Russia's involvement.
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.
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.
U.S. and North Korean officials held "productive" talks Sunday to discuss the return of U.S. service members' remains missing since the Korean War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. Pompeo, who was not part of the talks, said in a statement that working level meetings between U.S. and North Korean officials would begin on Monday "to coordinate the next steps, including the transfer of remains already collected" in North Korea. Pompeo said they were "the first General Officer-level talks" with North Korea since 2009.
Cuba is set to officially recognise the free market and private property for the first time under sweeping reforms to its constitution intended to boost the island’s economy. Property sales were banned after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, but are now allowed following a law change in 2011. The new reforms also include the introduction of the presumption of innocence in the island’s justice system and the creation of the position of prime minister, alongside the existing president.
A 9-year-old from Georgia got the strength he needed to go through with a brain surgery, thanks to local police officers and their K-9s, who came to pray with him ahead of the risky procedure. Jalen Manns, 9, kneeled with a K-9 as Officer Lamberth of the Warner Robins Police Department delivered a touching prayer just a few hours before the boy’s brain surgery. “Lord heavenly father, we just come to you now, Lord God, asking for your words of encouragement and strength today," Lamberth could be heard in a video posted to Facebook.