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President Trump admitted that he likes divisive rhetoric as a campaign tactic, but now finds it frustrating when it is used by Democrats to counter his agenda. “Their theme is resist,” Trump said during an interview aired on “Fox & Friends” Sunday. “They’ve become obstructionists” – President Trump says Dems' continued opposition to his agenda is not what Americans want.
The pilot twice asked passengers to pray on Air Asia flight D7237 from Australia to Malaysia as the plane shook like a "washing machine" for two hours, according to passengers.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says the Democratic Party has a clear messaging problem. Franken was asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday how members of “the corporate wing” of the party might be able to erase the “limousine Democrat” image in the minds of some voters. “We gotta stop riding in limousines,” Franken replied.
The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve. The settlement to be paid to Valerie Castile, who is the family's trustee, was announced Monday and comes less than two weeks after officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges connected to her son's death. Castile, a 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker, was shot five times by Yanez during a traffic stop after Castile informed the officer he was armed.
A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized, obliterating information about black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped and lynched in 1955. The slaying galvanized the civil rights movement when Till's mother, Mamie Till Mobley, had an open-casket funeral in Chicago to show how her 14-year-old son had been brutalized while he was visiting the Mississippi Delta. Allan Hammons, whose public relations firm made the marker, said Monday that someone scratched the marker with a blunt tool in May. During the past week, a tour group discovered vinyl panels had been peeled off the back of the metal marker in Money, Mississippi.
By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, two senior presidency sources said, his first public statement since he left for Britain on medical leave on May 7. Buhari, a Muslim from the north, made the address, calling for peace and unity, in the Hausa language spoken widely in that part of the country. The presidency did not release video footage or photographs of Buhari making the recording heard by Reuters in which the president's voice sounds weak.
Southwest Airlines flight 4519 flying from Los Angeles to Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, was forced to divert course and land at Corpus Christi International Airport, Nueces County, Texas, on Sunday, after a disruptive woman passenger tried to open the emergency exit on the aircraft. The flight left Los Angeles around 8 a.m. PDT (11 a.m. EDT) and was supposed to land at Houston around 1.30 p.m. CDT (2:30 p.m. EDT). According to Houston Chronicle, the Southwest said about the incident: “Following an uneventful landing, local authorities met the aircraft at a gate and removed the disruptive passenger.
Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multidecked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia’s Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said. Ninety-nine people were rescued, Margarita
A Canadian soldier made history Monday by becoming the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.
Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s daughter and senior adviser, says she speaks up when she disagrees with her father on certain issues — but not when it comes to his tweeting. “I try to stay out of politics,” Ivanka Trump told “Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt in an interview that aired Monday morning. Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, played key roles in Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and the pair moved their family from New York to Washington, D.C., to take up official posts in the White House.
Israeli forces fired on Syrian regime positions after projectiles from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, the army said, in the second such exchange in two days. The military "targeted two artillery positions and an ammunitions truck belonging to the Syrian regime," a statement read, noting the army had also ordered Israelis to keep away from open areas near Quneitra, where internal fighting was heavy. Hours earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Syrian spillover and Israeli retaliation that took place on Saturday and reportedly resulted in the death of two Syrian soldiers.
"We've sold up to 1500 a day and people have waited up to 2 hours in line just to get one," says co-founder of The Loop, Jed Cartojano. This is no accident: Cartojano runs the popular Instagram account @dailyfoodfeed and knew that if he opened up his own dessert shop, he had to be sure of one thing: No one could leave without snapping a pic. "We only have one soft serve machine," Cartojano says, "and have been told by our vendors that we sell more of it than soft serve ice cream stores!" It's all for that pic.
Six people, including three children, were injured Sunday after a car ran into a large crowd gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the northern English city of Newcastle. Police believe a woman who had been celebrating Eid with her family was driving the car that struck the crowd outside the Westgate Sports Center, Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best said. Northumbria Police arrested the woman, 42, who remained in custody.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were seen on a river rafting trip Monday as they vacationed in Indonesia, where he lived for several years as a child. Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, rafted on the Ayung River on the resort island of Bali, where the family arrived Friday. Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had invited Obama to take a holiday in the country after leaving office, and has invited the family to visit the presidential Bogor Palace in West Java during their nine-day trip.
Low-wage workers on average now clock 9 percent fewer hours and earn $125 less each month than before the Pacific Northwest city set one of the highest minimum wages in the nation, the University of Washington research paper said. Seattle, which has a booming economy and a strong technology sector, is midway through an initiative to increase its minimum wage for all employers to $15 an hour. "Most people will tell you there is a level of minimum wage that is too high," Jacob Vigdor, a professor of public policy at the University of Washington and director of the team studying the increase, said in a phone interview.
After a month of fasting, prayer and alms-giving, Muslims around the world will welcome the end of Ramadan either June 25 or 26, depending on when the new moon is seen. Eid al-Fitr means "festival of the breaking of the fast" and it is one of the biggest celebrations in the Islamic year. Since Eid begins with the first sighting of the new moon, most of the Muslims have to wait until the night before Eid to verify its date. After the moon is seen, it is celebrated for three days and on the morning of the first day, Muslims gather for prayer.
The shadowy hacker collective Anonymous believes that NASA is about to announce that it has discovered alien life of some kind. We've looked into these claims and concluded they are, at best, a bone-headed misunderstanding of mundane statements from
Chelsea Manning has attended her first LGBTQ Pride event in New York City as a free woman. The network security expert who leaked nearly three-quarters of a million classified and not-classified military documents to WikiLeaks was seen during the massive march on the streets of Manhattan riding in a red convertible and waving a flag. Ms Manning was released from prison last year after having her 35-year sentence commuted by former President Barack Obama.
During a joint statement int he Rose Garden with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Trump praises the pairs prowess of social media.
Thousands of glittering stars lighting up beautiful Indonesian and Malaysian nightscapes will take your breath away.The stunning scenery is bathed in the mystical glow of starlight, and the bright lights of the bustling city below look like bubbling lava
An eight-hour ceasefire in a Philippine city allowing residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan came to an abrupt end Sunday afternoon as the government continued its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of war-torn Marawi. Assaults backed by air and artillery bombardment had stopped at the start of Islamic prayers at 6am but gunfire broke out as soon as the truce ended around 2pm, AFP reporters in Marawi said. Regional military commander Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez said the truce also allowed five Muslim religious leaders to enter ground zero and negotiate with the militants to release civilian hostages, especially children, women and the elderly.
The confirmed return of great white sharks to Cape Cod has rattled some boaters and beachgoers. In 2016, there were 53 unprovoked shark attacks in the U.S. — none fatal — according to the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File.
Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. At least 153 men, women and children were killed, with dozens more in critical condition, hospital and rescue officials said.
China has accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India's northeastern border with Tibet, the Chinese foreign and defence ministries have said, complicating an already difficult relationship. Geng Shuang, a spokesman with China's foreign ministry, said Indian guards "obstructed normal activities" by Chinese forces on the border and called on India to withdraw immediately, according to a ministry statement late on Monday.
Both bitcoin and Ethereum suffered a dramatic dip in price in recent days, including a flash crash where ether prices went from $317 to 10 cents in just a few seconds, Mashable reported. By Monday morning, Business Insider reported bitcoin also dropped by 4.38 percent. This isn’t the big bubble burst cryptocurrency critics have speculated about. Both digital currencies are recovering steadily and overall the cryptocurrency market is still quite bullish.