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WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday defended President Trump’s decision to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on winning reelection, saying that Washington has no business criticizing the way other countries pick their leaders and wants a more constructive relationship with Moscow. “We don’t get to dictate how other countries operate,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters. The spokeswoman also said that Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and allegations that Moscow used a nerve agent in the attempted assassination of a Russian double agent on British soil did not come up in the telephone conversation.
AUSTIN, Texas ― The man suspected of setting off a series of homemade bombs in the Austin area this month, killing two people and terrorizing the city, died early Wednesday in a confrontation with police, authorities said. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said officers had been pursuing the man when he detonated an explosive device in his car, killing himself and injuring one officer.
Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, there are signs of recovery. Agence France-Presse photojournalist Ricardo Aduengo recently returned to where he took some of his most striking post-hurricane shots to show how the island’s transformation is progressing. The images are promising, but Puerto Rico still has a long way to go.
AUSTIN, Texas ― Austin police on Tuesday evening responded in full force to an incident on the city’s south side, initially fearing another in a series of bombings that have rocked the Texas capital in the past couple of weeks. But the Austin Police Department
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A judicial source with direct knowledge of the case told The Associated Press that Sarkozy was being held at the Nanterre police station, northwest of Paris. Sarkozy, 63, has vehemently and repeatedly denied wrongdoing in the case, which involves funding for his winning 2007 presidential campaign.
From product discounts to healthcare plans to dog parks on the premises, LinkedIn analyzed U.S. workplaces based on factors such as job demand, job retention, job seekers’ engagement with the company and job seekers’ engagement with current employees of the company.
A group of good Samaritans in Chester County, Pa., came to the aid of a driver who was trapped under his burning car after a crash.
Whether at the Neue Galerie or the Rijksmuseum, these staircases will make you linger around the museum for reasons aside from the art on the walls
Police in Austin are responding to another reported explosion - the sixth in a spate of bombings that have left two dead and four others seriously wounded. Emergency services tweeted late on Tuesday that at least one person was injured after a reported blast at a shop in the south of the Texan city. The explosion marked the latest in a string of blasts in the Austin area since 2 March.
Tackling a complex and divisive issue in an election year, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next month will debate whether and how to revise or replace the nearly 17-year-old resolution that underpins America’s open-ended, borderless war on terrorism, the panel’s chairman announced Tuesday. Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump have invoked the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which essentially declared war on al-Qaida and set the stage for the invasion of Afghanistan, to justify using deadly force overseas — overtly, covertly, by sending in troops, ordering drone strikes, acting with or without congressional authority, with allies or unilaterally, and sometimes in ways that test the bounds of international law.
Family members of the man police suspect in a string of Texas bombings expressed horror and shock following his death early Wednesday during a police pursuit. Austin police Detective David Fugitt said Conditt’s relatives were helping with the investigation.
Charlotte Pence had a surprising response to the new children’s book about a gay bunny that was released to troll her father, Vice President Mike Pence. “I’m all for it,” she told Fox Business on Tuesday. On Monday, the second family published Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President, a story detailing the daily adventures of its pet rabbit.
Billionaire J.B. Pritzker won Illinois’ Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, defeating five rivals on the strength of record-setting campaign spending. Pritzker, an heir to the Hyatt hotel chain and former private equity magnate, spent nearly $70 million of his own fortune to clinch the Democratic nomination ― more money than any Illinois candidate has ever spent in a statewide race. Pritzker, 53, is due to face off against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in a November election that analysts predict will shatter even more fundraising records.
Russia hit back at Britain in the spy poisoning row, demanding proof of its alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack, as international weapons experts arrived to take samples of the toxic substance. The March 4 poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal, which took place just two weeks ahead of Russia's presidential poll in which Vladimir Putin was re-elected, has plunged relations between London and Moscow into crisis. As the European Union offered Britain its "unqualified solidarity" on Monday, the Kremlin demanded London either come up with proof of Russia's involvement -- or apologise.
March 21 marks the first day of Spring, but for millions of people around the world it’s also the start of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year or Persian New Year. On Nowruz 2018, Google celebrates this holiday of rebirth and renewal with a special Google Doodle
Hundreds of Florida International University students held a vigil Wednesday to remember the six victims who died in a pedestrian bridge collapse near campus. Loud gasps and crying could be heard from the crowd when the name of FIU student Alexa Duran appeared on the screen. Alexa was my world and my life," the student's mother, Gina Duran, told The Associated Press.
Skeletal remains unearthed in a New York home on Monday are believed to be those of a woman who vanished more than 50 years ago. The remains are suspected to be those of Louise Pietrewicz of Cutchogue, who vanished without a trace in October 1966. Police in Southold say they dug them out of the home once occupied by William Boken, a police officer in the Long Island town who she was dating before her death.
For residents of Pflugerville, the fear brought on by the spate of recent bombings will take some time to disappear, not least because their quiet suburb about 20 miles from downtown Austin has become the centre of a massive police operation. Detectives and federal agents have flooded two streets connected to the serial bombing suspect Mark Anthony Conditt, one containing his home and the other his parents’. One neighbour, Debbie Alexander, who has lived in the hamlet for nearly 20 years, happened upon today’s scene of black SUVs, ambulances and police officers on her morning walk.
Trevor Noah believes that President Donald Trump may be “the right man for the job” to help kids stay off drugs. On Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Daily Show,” Noah aired a chilling (spoof) anti-drugs public service announcement — starring Trump himself. “According to polls, two-thirds of American teenagers think Donald Trump is totes lame,” said Noah.
A shooting at a high school in Great Mills, Maryland, on Tuesday left one student dead and two others injured, officials confirmed. A 17-year-old male student opened fire using a handgun around 8 a.m. in a hallway at Great Mills High School, striking a 16-year-old female student and a 14-year-old male student, St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said during a press conference. The school’s armed resource officer, identified by police as St. Mary’s County sheriff’s deputy Blaine Gaskill, exchanged fire with the shooter, Cameron said.
The Austin Fire Department says at least one person has been injured in an explosion believed unrelated to the previous package bombings.
The EPA chief, who frequently uses business-class and first-class travel, has spent a considerable amount of money on trips since he began working in the Trump administration, according to documents obtained by the advocacy group Environmental Integrity Project under the Freedom of Information Act. The headlines alone paint a grim picture: The Daily Beast reported that Pruitt has spent $105,000 on first class flights since taking on his EPA role.
A monitor said Tuesday three dozen pro-government fighters were killed in a district of Syria's capital as Islamic State jihadists took control of it in a surprise nighttime attack. There was no immediate comment from the government on the report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which could not provide casualty figures for the jihadists. "IS took full control of Qadam, and 36 government troops and loyalist fighters have been killed," the Britain-based monitoring group said.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday killed a resolution seeking an end to U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen's civil war, the same day President Donald Trump was due to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House. The Senate voted 55-44 to dismiss the resolution, which sought for the first time to take advantage of a provision in the 1973 War Powers Act that allows any senator to introduce a resolution on whether to withdraw U.S. armed forces from a conflict not authorized by Congress.
Police say someone dropped off a box containing an artillery simulator at an Austin Goodwill that detonated, injuring an employee and triggering a bomb scare. Austin assistance police chief Ely Reyes says Tuesday night's blast wasn't related to bombings that have killed two people and severely wounded four others since March 2. The latest explosion in Austin reminded Shahla Mohnandshaw of home, but not in a good way.