Responding to years of derision by President Trump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren released an analysis showing "strong evidence" that she has indigenous heritage.Details »
The Rev. Andrew Brunson prays with President Trump in the Oval Office after his return from Turkish prison. WASHINGTON — President Trump, welcoming an American clergyman on his return to the United States after a two-year imprisonment in Turkey, took credit for his release and blamed President Obama for not getting him out sooner. “For Andrew, it’s been a very interesting day,” Trump told reporters who were called to the White House to witness the repatriation of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Presbyterian from North Carolina.
Hirono, along with Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) ― the only women among the committee’s 21 members ― reflected on the controversial confirmation of Kavanaugh after Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford accused the judge of attempting to rape her in when the two were in high school.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said that the United States’ moral integrity is undercut if its leaders do not criticize allies when they commit human rights violations. Rubio, who made the remark during an interview with NBC News’ Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press,” was specifically referring to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a vocal critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, disappeared over a week ago after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and there’s widespread speculation that he may have been murdered.
Rescuers hampered by difficult, remote terrain took two days to recover the bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who hoped to map a new route to a Himalayan peak in Nepal that hasn't been scaled in eight years. Local police chief Bir Bahadur Budamagar said a group of villagers reached the climbers' devastated campsite on Saturday on Gurja Himal, a less-popular but pristine mountain in the shadow of Dhaulagiri, the world's seventh-highest peak and a day's walk from the nearest village. The climbers included Kim Chang-ho, the first South Korean to summit all 14 Himalayan peaks over 8,000 meters (26,250 feet) without using supplemental oxygen, who was leading the expedition with four other South Koreans and four Nepalese guides.
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Pope Francis has canonised Pope Paul VI and Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, two of the most contested figures of the Catholic Church in the 20th century, who both had a powerful influence over his papacy. In a ceremony on Sunday that drew more
A cat just minutes away from possibly getting thrown into the jaws of a trash compactor has a new chance at life thanks to a kind New York City couple. Raymond Deidesheimer, a 28-year-old Bronx resident, walked past a pile of garbage bags with his girlfriend on Wednesday morning when a cat carrier in the heap caught their attention, local news station Pix 11 reports. The group, which called Deidesheimer a “bona-fide HERO” in an Instagram post, named the large black-and-white cat Raymond after his rescuer ― though the cat’s name was later expanded to Earnest Raymond.
The eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano ended Saturday, an official source said, with locals escaping a repeat of June's eruption that killed 190. "All of this activity is expected to disappear in the coming hours," said a bulletin from Guatemala's government agency for seismology (Insivumeh), without ruling out that it could pick up again in coming days. The latest eruption began in the early hours of Friday, with 62 people evacuated and a highway near the 3,763 meter volcano, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Guatemala City, closed.
“The question that is in the hearts of so many is: Why?” The Rev. O. Robert DeMartinis told hundreds of mourners. DeMartinis spoke on an altar flanked by pictures of Allison King, sister Abigail Jackson and her husband Adam Jackson, sister Mary Dyson and her husband Robert Dyson, sister Amy Steenburg and her husband Axel Steenburg and his older brother, Richard Steenburg.
A Turkish court on Friday sentenced Brunson, who had been charged with links to Kurdish militants and supporters of a U.S.-based Muslim cleric, to more than three years in prison but said he would not serve any further time because he had already been detained since October 2016. The pastor's release could signal a thaw in relations between the two NATO allies, which worsened in August after a deal to free Brunson fell apart and Trump authorized a doubling of duties on aluminum and steel imported from Turkey, helping drive the lira currency down against the dollar. Trump did not pledge to lift the sanctions but said he welcomed an end to the "harsh relationship" the countries had over the past two months.
“The vast majority” of Warren’s ancestry is European but “the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor” six to 10 generations ago, according to Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor who analyzed the results. “I’m going to get one of those little kits, and in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims that she’s of Indian heritage because her mother says she has high cheekbones, we will take that little kit,” Trump said at a rally in July.
Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab one of them in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said. "A Palestinian attempted to stab a soldier at the site. Israel's Shin Bet internal security service said the assailant, whom it did not name, was a resident of the West Bank village of Biddya and had no record of anti-Israeli activity.
Jackie Lane of Panama City Beach, Florida, tells how she and her family survived Hurricane Michael even as it destroyed the inn where they rode out the storm.
Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 13 people, nine of them in just one town, authorities said Monday. The rains that swept in from the Mediterranean killed nine people there, Interior Ministry spokesman Frederic de Lanouvelle said. He told BFMTV that the floods in the Aude region also killed four other people in other locations, left one person missing and seriously injured five others.
Slain Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI, Catholic giants who sparked controversy during their lifetimes, will join the church's highest rank Sunday with an elevation to sainthood. Pope Francis will wear a blood-stained rope belt which belonged to Romero, who was murdered at the altar, as he leads the ceremony in front of some 60,000 pilgrims and heads of state from across the world. The pontiff will also use a chalice and pastoral staff belonging to Paul VI in a canonisation being seen as a reminder of Francis's call for "a poor church for the poor".
Indicting Cho, prosecutors said he pocketed 19.6 billion won ($17 million) in fees meant for the carrier from maintenance and duty-free operations in the five years through 2018, a spokesman at the Seoul Southern District Prosecutors’ Office said Monday. The company will present facts at the trial, a Korean Air spokeswoman said. The move by the authorities against Cho, 69, is part of efforts by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to crack the whip on cozy ties between the country’s industrial giants and the government, which the leader has called “deep-rooted evil.” Cho’s trial follows last year’s conviction of Samsung Group’s de facto chief Jay Y. Lee in a bribery case, and sends a strong message to businesses and executives that breaking laws will no longer be tolerated.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies lost their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin in a regional election Sunday, a result that could cause more turbulence within the national government. It was the party's worst performance since 1950 in a state vote in Bavaria, which it has traditionally dominated. Constant squabbling in Merkel's national government and a power struggle at home have weighed on the CSU.
A rescue team Sunday began retrieving the bodies of nine climbers killed in a violent storm on Nepal's Mount Gurja, a freak accident that has left the mountaineering community reeling. A helicopter dropped four mountain guides at the camp where the South Korean climbing expedition was staying when powerful winds and snow swept through, killing the entire team and scattering their bodies as far as 500 metre (1,640 foot) away. "All nine bodies have been found and the team are in the process of bringing them down," said Siddartha Gurung, a chopper pilot who is coordinating the retrieval mission.
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President Donald Trump spoke to CBS’ Lesley Stahl about everything from his relationship with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to how the White House is reacting to the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Here are six of the wildest moments from the interview, which aired Sunday night.
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Google, said on Monday it would offer Motorbike Mode on Google Maps in Kenya, offering the voice navigation service for bike riders in Africa for the first time. Google, part of the U.S. firm Alphabet Inc, already provides the service in Asian nations, such as India. "For over a million Kenyans, boda bodas are a convenient and affordable way to move and transport goods from one place to another," Google said in a statement.
Dozens of people remained missing on Sunday in Florida Panhandle communities reduced to ruins by Hurricane Michael as rescuers said they expected the death toll to rise and survivors grappled with power outages and shortages of food and water. Already at least 18 deaths in four states have been blamed on the hurricane as rescue crews using cadaver dogs and heavy equipment searched through collapsed homes in small towns such as Mexico Beach and Panama City for more victims. "If we lose only one life, to me that's going to be a miracle," Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey told local media.
The poor baby ― Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s child on the way will not be a prince or princess unless Queen Elizabeth intercedes. Limitations on titles imposed by King George V in 1917 could keep the new member of the royal family-to-be from enjoying the more exalted of titles, the Mirror reported following the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting.
A British mountain biker has been shot dead in the French Alps after he was mistaken for an animal by a local hunter. Marc Sutton, 34, originally from south Wales, died on Saturday evening after being struck by a single bullet while cycling in thick woods near the ski resort of Les Gets. Mr Sutton, a chef, had lived in the Alps for a number of years and owned and ran a restaurant with his girlfriend near the village of Morzine.