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A man was forcibly removed before the start of a Monday press conference with President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland. At a time when this administration consistently denigrates the media, we’re troubled by reports that he was forcibly removed from the press conference before the two leaders began to take questions.
A sea turtle conservation group shared a shocking photo on Saturday in an effort to remind beachgoers of the importance of not leaving trash or belongings behind. The image shows a dead Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, a critically endangered species, with part of a beach chair stuck around its neck. It was posted by Fort Morgan Share the Beach, a local chapter of the Alabama sea turtle protection nonprofit Share the Beach.
Chicago police have released footage of officers approaching 37-year-old Harith Augustus before he was fatally shot on Saturday.
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.
A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders. The Justice Department on Friday filed a plan to reunify more than 2,500 children age 5 and older by a court-imposed deadline of July 26 using "truncated" procedures to verify parentage and perform background checks, which exclude DNA testing and other steps it took to reunify children under 5. The administration said the abbreviated vetting puts children at significant safety risk but is needed to meet the deadline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The incident went viral after Chicago resident Camilla Hudson wrote about it on Facebook.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Haitian prime minister resigns after his government raised fuel prices, setting off a wave of deadly riots. Jack Guy Lafontant stood down before a vote that could have led to his removal could take place. The prime minister is the second highest official in Haiti, after the president.
Authorities say a gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police. Police said the suspect, whose name has not been released, had been identified as a person of interest in the slaying of Sharath Koppu and officers had him under surveillance. Koppu was shot on July 6 during an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Kansas City where he worked.
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’s fourth-annual mid-summer sale has shaped the retail landscape, forcing several retailers to host summer sales during the same week in order to remain competitive. Whatever the reason for avoiding Prime Day, there are plenty of other mega sales happening this week to take advantage of, like 30 percent off Target’s stunning home furniture brands and Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.
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.
Before coming to Europe, US President Donald Trump raised eyebrows by predicting that Monday's historic Helsinki summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin would be the "easiest" stage of his tour. British accusations that Russia unleashed a deadly nerve agent in an English city, the fears of NATO allies that Trump is not serious about defending the Western alliance, and Putin's support for the Syrian regime after years of civil war also form part of the crowded backdrop. Putin will head to the Finnish capital on a diplomatic high after presiding over Sunday's World Cup final in Moscow, basking in the glow of a trouble-free tournament that burnished Russia's credentials.
Elon Musk is causing controversy on Twitter again. On Sunday, Musk called him a “pedo” on the social network. Musk’s derogatory tweet appears to be a response to comments made by British diver Vern Unsworth, who helped extract the boys and their coach from the Tham Luang cave complex.
A park official says all trails, campgrounds, restaurants and lodges at Yosemite National Park are open, though smoke from a nearby deadly wildfire is polluting the air and limiting visibility. Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman said Monday visitors are still arriving at the "fully operational" park. The wildfire that started Friday comes at the peak of tourist season.
By Mubasher Bukhari and Kay Johnson LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities have opened a criminal investigation into leaders of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political party under an anti-terrorism law, 10 days before a hotly contested general election, according to police documents. The case relates to a march staged by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on July 13, when Sharif returned to Pakistan, which defied a ban on holding public rallies on a Friday. Copies of two separate First Information Reports (FIR), which mark the formal opening of a criminal investigation, named PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif, who is Nawaz Sharif's brother, and a number of other key figures.
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.
Authorities say a Massachusetts police officer was attacked with a rock before fatally shot with his own gun.