A Georgia judge sentenced two people to lengthy prison terms Monday for their role in the disruption of a black child's birthday party with Confederate flags, racial slurs and armed threats. Kayla Rae Norton, 25, is to serve six years, Atlanta news outlets report. Both wept as the sentences were handed down in Douglas County, west of Atlanta.
The United States called on Russia Sunday to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of targeting international monitors. "We call on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the ceasefire, withdraw all heavy weapons, and allow full and unfettered access to the OSCE monitors," the State Department said. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States was closely monitoring growing violence in eastern Ukraine and the failure of the combined Russian and separatist forces to abide by a ceasefire agreed to two years ago in Minsk.
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a U.S. Department of Justice request to place on hold an appeal over President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries. The order from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could increase pressure on the Trump administration to clarify its intentions regarding the controversial executive order. The 9th Circuit suspended Trump's travel ban earlier this month while litigation over the measure proceeds.
South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un. Lawmakers cited the National Intelligence Service as telling them in a private briefing that four of the North Koreans identified as suspects by Malaysian police investigating the Feb. 13 death of Kim Jong Nam are from the Ministry of State Security, the North's spy organ.
On Sunday afternoon, Nokia’s new Finnish overlord, HMD Global, confirmed what many rumors said before the kickstart of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The iconic Nokia 3310 is being revived this year, under HMD Global’s version of Nokia. Unfortunately, it looks less like Nokia’s big comeback, and more like a phone that just plain sucks. Yes, it’s true, there’s a new Nokia 3310 in town, one that’s so special to HMD Global that it was unveiled only at the end of an otherwise great press conference that showed us a brand new, bold version of Nokia.
Al-Bab (Syria) (AFP) - In the days before the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Al-Bab fell, Umm Abdo's family sheltered underground both from the bombing and from jihadists themselves looking for somewhere to hide. "Each time they (IS) found a family in a basement, they'd chase them out so they could take their place," the veiled and abaya-wearing Umm Abdo told AFP. At Umm Abdo's side, her three other children appeared to have regained some of their composure.
On a Thursday segment of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," host Bill O'Reilly directed a debate over crime and immigration in Sweden. On one side of the issue was a Swedish newspaper reporter Anne-Sofie Naslund, who argued against the notion that immigration
Female polar bear cub Nanuq (polar bear in the Inuit language), born on Nov. 7, 2016, is pictured with its mother, Sesi, during her first presentation to the public to mark International Polar Bear Day at the zoo of Mulhouse, France; a displaced Iraqi
Police in Houston say an 8-year-old girl riding in a car with her mother survived a car accident they were in but was fatally shot moments later.
Kyle Parker, 23, agreed to a deal with prosecutors that dropped rape, aggravated battery and other charges against him. An Owen County judge accepted his guilty pleas to kidnapping and murder on Monday. Parker was at the home of Shaylyn Ammerman last March, drinking with the child’s uncle and grandfather, prosecutors said.
El Salvador's widespread violence reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito. "Here we're used to seeing the dead every day," Martin Castillo, a street vendor in the capital's historic downtown, said Monday. Zoo director Vladan Henriquez said at a news conference that the hippo was covered with bruises and puncture wounds after apparently being attacked with metal bars, knives and rocks.
The U.S. Democratic Party has a new leader to face President Donald Trump. Tom Perez, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, was elected the new chair of the Democratic National Committee. Shortly after his selection, he asked his stiffest competition for the role, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Min.) to be his second in command.
By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines and Germany condemned on Monday the beheading of an elderly German captive by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants who posted a video of the killing after a deadline for a $600,000 ransom passed. The video showed a machete-wielding militant behead Jurgen Kantner. Jesus Dureza, presidential adviser on the Philippine peace process, said officials had exhausted all efforts to save Kantner, 70, who was held on the tiny southern island of Jolo.
When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago's wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National Book Award winners as keynote speakers and crafted a syllabus that would be the envy of most liberal arts colleges. While New Trier's demographics and resources aren't reflective of many public schools, the debate highlights the complications of teaching civil rights when much of the country struggles to discuss race. Some educators worry their work will become more difficult after a polarizing election that's fueled divisions, even in homogenous and largely Democratic areas like the upscale Lake Michigan suburbs making up New Trier.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday accused the media of "campaigning hysterically" in favour of Emmanuel Macron, her centrist rival for the presidency, as polls showed him enjoying a jump in support. Le Pen, speaking at a rally in the western city of Nantes, launched a series of attacks on the 39-year-old independent who has emerged as a frontrunner to become France's next leader. In an attack that recalled US President Donald Trump's confrontation with journalists, she added: "The media have chosen their candidate.
It is in Kuala Lumpur's "Little India" neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office. Glocom is a front company run by North Korean intelligence agents that sells battlefield radio equipment in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a United Nations report submitted to the Security Council seen by Reuters. Reuters found that Glocom advertises over 30 radio systems for "military and paramilitary" organizations on its Malaysian website, glocom.com.my.
A "ring of fire" eclipse will be visible from the Southern Hemisphere on Sunday morning, although anyone can catch the spectacle live via the space site Slooh.com. Sunday's solar phenomenon is known as an annular eclipse.
For example, I know a gorgeous new flagship smartphone when I see one, and there’s absolutely no question that the LG G6 is a gorgeous flagship smartphone. Inside and out, the all-new G6 is an impressive feat of engineering, packing a huge 5.7-inch Quad HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio into a phone that measures 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm. To put that into perspective, the G6 stuffs a display that’s larger than the 5.5-inch screen in the iPhone 7 Plus into a phone with a footprint that is barely bigger than the iPhone 7, which is equipped with a 4.7-inch display.
A Florida woman has been charged with child neglect after she allegedly left her 3-year-old alone in a grocery store parking lot. Witnesses called police to the Publix parking lot in Brevard County Thursday, saying cars were nearly hitting the child that evening, according to reports. Police said they searched for the child’s mother for 45 minutes before Stacy Sifuentes, 36, showed up, reportedly smelling of booze, to get the child.
SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA's Apollo heyday close to half a century ago. Tech billionaire Elon Musk — the company's founder and chief executive officer — announced the surprising news barely a week after launching his first rocket from NASA's legendary moon pad. Two people who know one another approached the company about sending them on a weeklong flight just beyond the moon, according to Musk.
The confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was expected to rankle environmental groups. Pruitt is a climate-science denier who, in his previous position as Oklahoma attorney general, sued the agency he is now charged with many multiple times over its efforts to enforce environmental regulations. Enacted as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard requires certain volumes of ethanol to be blended with gasoline.
By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan International Airlines said on Monday that it was investigating reports that more passengers than the maximum allowed had traveled on an international flight, adding it launched disciplinary measures against the crew. A PIA spokesman denied a newspaper report that seven extra passengers were forced to stand for the 3-hour flight from Karachi to Medina in Saudi Arabia on Jan. 20. "It is not possible for anyone to travel like that in an aircraft, regardless of the duration of the flight," Danyal Gillani.
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos reports the latest in politics on "This Week." Good morning, can you believe it's been just 38 days? As we come on the air this week, what have we learn sod far about president trump? Donald Trump intends to be president the way he became president.
Philip Bilden has withdrawn his nomination as secretary of the US Navy, the Pentagon said Sunday, marking the latest in a series of nominees to remove their names from consideration to serve under President Donald Trump. "This was a personal decision driven by privacy concerns and significant challenges he faced in separating himself from his business interests," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement, adding that he would soon suggest a new nominee. Bilden's move came on the heels of similar decisions by US Army secretary nominee Vincent Viola over concerns about his ability to separate from his large business holdings, and labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, who faced intense scrutiny for his business record and controversies over his personal life.
Saudi King Salman arrived in Malaysia on Sunday to kick off a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting economic ties with Asia. The king was received by an honor guard and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as he began a four-day official visit to the Southeast Asian country. It is Salman's first visit to Muslim-majority Malaysia since he took the throne in January 2015.