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Justice Anthony Kennedy’s final writing as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, his concurrence in the travel ban case, was a cri de coeur. It simply, even pathetically, lamented the court’s limited role in controlling a lawless executive. Throwing up his hands, he wrote that the acts of government officials often are not subject to judicial scrutiny, while adding that this “does not mean those officials are free to disregard the Constitution and the rights it protects.
The father of two students who survived the Parkland high school shooting in February was fatally shot during an armed robbery at his own convenience store on Tuesday afternoon. Ayub Ali, 61, was working at Aunt Molly’s Food Store in North Lauderdale, Florida, when an unidentified man wearing a black vest, reddish-orange shorts and a skull cap with 'Miami' stitched on the front entered the shop, CBS Miami reports. The victim was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Democratic U.S. House nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came to this Great Plains state on Friday night to try to show that their brand of progressive populism can win over voters anywhere in the country. The duo, one the 76-year-old grandfather of democratic socialism in America, the other its new 28-year-old superstar from New York City, came to a convention center here to campaign for Brent Welder, a former Obama and Sanders campaign official who is running in the Democratic primary to challenge vulnerable GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas’ 3rd District.
WhatsApp announced limits on Friday on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market. More than 20 people have been butchered by crazed mobs in the past two months across India after being accused of child kidnapping and other crimes in viral messages circulated wildly on WhatsApp. Late Thursday India's government, scrambling to find a response, threatened to take WhatsApp to court, saying the "medium" for spreading malicious rumours "cannot evade responsibility and accountability".
The fatal Missouri duck boat incident that left 17 people dead is the latest to fuel questions about whether the popular tourist attractions are safe. Officials said they still don’t know whether boat operators had checked storm warnings and whether passengers were wearing life vests when their boat capsized during a heavy storm that hit Branson, Missouri on Thursday. While concerns over the safety of duck boats are not new, the Missouri incident reignited conversations about the dangers posed by the vehicles.
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President Donald Trump met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland on Monday. The two met one-on-one behind closed doors and Trump called the private discussion a "good start." However, the meeting was overshadowed by the president casting doubt on the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Other major headlines of the week included former President Barack Obama deploring leaders who lie with 'utter loss of shame,' Maria Butina being indicted on charges of being a Russian agent and a volcanic lava "bomb" injuring people on tour boat in Hawaii.
A state investigation has been launched into separate shark attacks on two children at beaches on New York’s Long Island. A boy and a girl were attacked about the same time late Wednesday morning at two Fire Island beaches about four miles apart. A shark tooth was recovered from the leg of the 13-year-old boy, who was boogie-boarding off Atlantique beach when the attack occurred.
Russia's FSB security services raided a top space research centre Friday as part of an investigation into staff alleged to have passed secret information on Moscow's hypersonic missile programme to the West. The raid took place on the Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering (TsNIIMash), which is the Russian space agency Roscosmos's in-house think tank. The search came just one day after the Defense Ministry published several videos of new weapons systems - two of which were Russia’s publicly acknowledged hypersonic missile projects.
By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - European drugmakers Roche, Bayer and Merck KGaA became the latest companies to freeze prices in the United States following criticism by the Trump administration of the cost of medicine. Roche, Bayer and Merck KGaA all said on Friday they would not seek to lift prices this year in the world's biggest drug market, following Novartis, Pfizer and U.S. drugmaker Merck which had already announced similar moves.
Luis Bautista-Martinez was on his way home from church with his sister and her two children when the sound of a police siren brought back frightening memories of an officer pointing a gun at his head months earlier. The 23-year-old had, at that point, been back in Tennessee for less than three days after his release from an immigration detention facility in rural Louisiana, where he was taken after being arrested in one of the biggest worksite immigration raids in the last 10 years. Arriving at the mobile home where he lives with his sister, Esmeralda, her husband and their three young children, Bautista-Martinez went straight to his room and fell asleep.
Christopher Charles Cantwell, a white supremacist who was labeled the “crying Nazi” after he posted a video of himself sobbing in fear of being arrested for assault at last year’s deadly rally in Charlottesville, will no longer be allowed to step foot in Virginia. Cantwell, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and battery on Friday, NBC 29 reported. As part of his plea agreement, Cantwell was told to leave Virginia within eight hours and not to return for five years.
WhatsApp announced limits on Friday on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market. More than 20 people have been butchered by crazed mobs in the past two months across India after being accused of child kidnapping and other crimes in viral messages circulated wildly on WhatsApp. Late on Thursday India's government, scrambling to find a response, threatened to take WhatsApp to court, saying the "medium" for spreading malicious rumours "cannot evade responsibility and accountability".
Two officials familiar with the plans said Thursday that the U.S., Britain and Canada are spearheading the evacuation that would transport members of the White Helmets group to transit camps in neighboring countries. The officials, and a member of the White Helmets who is due to be evacuated from Quneitra province, said the operation appears to be imminent as the Syrian army continues to gain ground in its latest offensive. The White Helmets, who have enjoyed backing from the U.S. and other Western nations for years, are likely to be targeted by Syrian forces as they retake control of the southwest, according to the officials.
On July 18, the Spanish newspaper El País reported that Spain’s four advanced S-80 submarines under construction had proven too big to fit in their docks at Cartagena. The naval base, located on the Mediterranean Sea in southeastern Spain, has been the home of the Spain’s submarine fleet since 1918, but its docks measure three meters shorter than the boats they will need to accommodate. The Spanish Navy—the Armada—currently operates three French-built Agosta-class S-70 submarines commissioned in the mid-1980s.
A civilian worker killed in a fire and explosion at an Army facility in Pennsylvania died from burns, officials announced Friday. The Lehigh County coroner's office identified the victim as Eric Byers, a resident of central Pennsylvania. Byers was pronounced dead just after 7 p.m. Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.
Thousands of people were without power Friday after a flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people and flattening buildings in three cities. In Marshalltown, where 10 people were injured, brick walls collapsed into the streets, roofs were blown off buildings and the cupola of the historic courthouse tumbled to the ground. More than 5,800 customers remained without power in Marshalltown early Friday, and natural gas service has been shut down in part of the city, according to Alliant Energy.
President Donald Trump has had a hard time this week explaining his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, so maybe it’s no surprise he tried to change the subject Friday evening. Trump apparently decided it was time to throw out some red meat to his base and distract their attention from the Russia investigation and toward NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. On Thursday, the NFL decided to put its protest policy on hold while it figures out “a solution to the anthem issue through mutual, good faith commitments, outside of litigation,” according to The Associated Press.
A man armed with a knife attacked people on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday, injuring 10 including one seriously before he was arrested, police said, adding there was no indication he was radicalized or had a terrorist motive. "The identity of the perpetrator has been clarified: a 34-year-old German citizen resident in Luebeck," police added on Twitter. The local Luebecker Nachrichten, without citing its source, said the attacker was originally from Iran who now had German nationality and had lived in Luebeck for years.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the report, crafted by the Justice Department’s new Cyber-Digital Task Force, demonstrates that U.S. citizens and businesses are targeted “every day” by hackers and influence campaigns, noting that it was far more than elections being targeted. “The Russian effort to influence the 2016 presidential election is just one tree in a growing forest,” Rosenstein said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. Rosenstein, who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the last national election, said Justice would begin informing the public about such efforts in an attempt to combat future disinformation campaigns.
Feds think that $69,258 for a police car is too much. Chargers are popular among the police force. In fact, Dodge offers a fleet option for the fast sedan, known as the Charger Pursuit, for $32,020 a piece (or higher, depending on the options). Cops
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia. The move comes amid concerns that imposing sanctions, particularly in the case of India and other Asian allies, could threaten friendly relationships that the US has been working to bolster in recent years. India, the world's top defense importer, has purchased Russian military hardware and expertise for decades, and has been in talks with Moscow to buy S-400 long range surface-to-air missile systems.
A crappy promotion is leaving San Diego Comic-Con attendees flush with excitement: Toilet seat covers featuring the face of Deadpool.Above the Marvel hero’s foul-mouthed face are the words “This is all Fox could afford,” alluding to the film studio that
Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war. Israel and Hamas have fought three such wars over the past decade and Hamas agreed to the second such cease-fire in a week under heavy Egyptian and international pressure. Israel has stepped up strikes since then to signal its new threshold for engagement after months of largely refraining to act.