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“I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government,” Kushner wrote in a 3,700-word statement released on Monday, hours before he was set to appear behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Kushner is also scheduled to answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee in a private session on Tuesday. Kushner dismissed the controversial meeting Donald Trump Jr. had arranged with a Kremlin-connected lawyer, purportedly to discuss compromising information on Hillary Clinton.
The father of a 6-year-old Hawaii boy who disappeared two decades ago was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for manslaughter, fulfilling a deal with prosecutors that required him to reveal the location of his son's body. Peter Kema Sr. must serve a minimum of six years and eight months. Kema later passed a polygraph test, which said he was telling the truth about where he disposed of the remains and allowed his sentencing to move forward.
On Aug. 21, the moon will block out the sun completely, as seen from the United States, following a narrow band across the country while the shadow of the moon moves from the west coast to the east. If you plan to watch the eclipse too, either by traveling to a place from where it is visible in its entirety, or by remaining where you are to see a partial eclipse (the partial eclipse will be visible from every state in the country), you should keep in mind some safety tips. NASA has offered a helpful list of things to do and not do for viewing the eclipse.
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - One Jordanian was killed and two people, a Jordanian and an Israeli, were wounded in a shooting incident on Sunday in a building inside the Israeli embassy complex in Jordan's capital Amman, police said. The two Jordanians, working for a furniture firm, had entered the embassy compound before the shooting, the police said in a statement, adding that the dead man was killed by a gunshot and the two wounded men had been rushed to hospital. Israel has imposed a ban on reporting the incident and has made no public comment.
Germany has no right to interfere in Turkey's domestic affairs, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, his latest broadside in a blistering row sparked by the waves of arrests under the current state of emergency. Several German nationals are among those being held and Berlin has warned its citizens that their safety cannot be guaranteed in Turkey and that consular access is not assured in case of arrest. Throwing away any pretence at diplomatic nuance, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel had Thursday also warned German firms against investment in Turkey and spoke of an "overhaul" of the entire relationship.
An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers. Guthrie McLean, a student at the University of Montana, was released from a detention center in Zhengzhou early Monday, according to his mother, Jennifer McLean, a teacher who lives in the central Chinese city. "We are very, very very, very happy," Jennifer McLean wrote in an email to The Associated Press.
The giant marine mammal was found dead at Bradenton's South Florida Museum early on Sunday. "Our initial investigation indicates that Snooty's death was a heartbreaking accident and we're all quite devastated about his passing," Brynne Anne Besio, the museum's chief executive, said in a statement. Three manatees in the exhibit who are being rehabilitated for a return to the wild were unharmed.
The world’s oldest manatee has died in a “heartbreaking” accident at his Florida home a day after celebrating his 69th birthday. According to the South Florida Museum, a panel door leading out of the underwater tank which is normally bolted shut had been knocked loose.
Kenroy Smith, talking to WCBS-TV from Jamaica, echoed the sentiments expressed at Monday's service for AbbieGail Smith, who was remembered as Princess Abbie. Smith and AbbieGail's sister, Kennish Smith, were unable to attend the funeral in Keansburg despite pleading with President Donald Trump. Kenroy Smith was deported after a marijuana arrest in 2001.
Somalian mural artist Muawiye Hussein Sidow, also known as ‘Shik Shik’, is the man responsible for the art that features on more than 100 shops, including barbers, tea shops and supermarkets across Mogadishu. (Reuters)Photography by Feisal Omar/Reuters
Six months after launching “alternative facts” into the cultural and political lexicon, Kellyanne Conway attempted on Sunday to define what she meant when she uttered that infamous phrase. “Alternative facts are ‘partly sunny, partly cloudy,'” Conway said in an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter. In January, Conway clashed with NBC’s Chuck Todd over the administration’s false assertion that President Trump’s inauguration crowd was the largest in history.
Five people were killed and nearly a dozen injured in separate shootings in Mexico City on Sunday, authorities said, adding to a growing death toll in the capital which has largely been spared the criminal violence plaguing the country. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot four people in a bar in the gritty Llano Redondo neighborhood on the city's southwestern fringe early on Sunday morning, according to the local attorney general's office. Then on Sunday afternoon, a 45-year-old woman and a man of 55 were fatally shot at a street market in the sprawling borough of Iztapalapa on the eastern edge of Mexico City, the attorney general's office said in a statement.
Iran's top judge called on the United States on Monday to release Iranians held in U.S. jails and billions of dollars in Iranian assets, days after Washington urged Tehran to free three U.S. citizens. The statement by Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani capped a week of heightened rhetoric over the jailing and disappearance of Americans in Iran and new U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic. "We tell them: 'You should immediately release Iranian citizens held in American prisons in violation of international rules and based on baseless charges'," Larijani said in remarks carried by state television.
The site west of Kabul is the last resting place for victims of a deadly suicide bombing on July 23 last year -- the first claimed by the Islamic State group in the heart of Kabul against Afghanistan's Shiite Muslim Hazara ethnic minority. The line from Turkmenistan to Kabul, capital of energy-starved Afghanistan, bypasses the province of Bamiyan, a Hazara stronghold. For Hazara leaders the route is a further sign of discrimination against their community and their province, one of the least developed in Afghanistan.
The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat has returned to Boston's waters. The USS Constitution was undocked Sunday night at the peak of high tide following two years of restoration work. "Old Ironsides" enters dry dock about every 20 years for below-the-waterline repairs.
More than 135 people who reported falling sick between July 13 and July 16 after visiting a Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Virginia have been identified by local authorities. The Loudoun County Health Department reported Monday that its investigation of the reports found two individuals tested positive for the same strain of norovirus following reports from earlier this month. Based on symptoms reported and these preliminary laboratory results, the cause of the outbreak is believed to be norovirus, though the specific source of the norovirus has not yet been identified,” Dr. David Goodfriend, director of the Loudoun County Health Department, said in a statement.
The 5-year-old Massachusetts boy who captivated the Internet in March with his sweet reaction to news he’d be receiving a heart transplant has died
11:41 p.m. — Officers Matthew Harrity and Mohamed Noor arrive and drive south down the alley behind Damond's house. Harrity, who is driving, is startled by a loud noise near his squad car. Damond approaches the driver's side window immediately afterward, and Noor fires his gun past Harrity, striking Damond through that window of the vehicle, according to Harrity in an interview with state investigators.
Archaeologists are back at the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. Last summer, researchers discovered traces of early medieval life at Tintagel in Cornwall, on England's southwest coast, where the legendary British monarch was said to have been born. It was during this time that King Arthur is said to have fought the invading Saxons.
Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday morning that President Donald Trump is “thinking about pardoning nobody,” responding to questions about the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “The President’s thinking about pardoning nobody — because it has been coming up a lot. There’s an undercurrent of nonsensical stuff,” Scaramucci told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday when asked about Trump’s recent tweet about his pardoning power.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest developments in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region. China has opened a state-of-the-art movie theater on disputed Woody Island in the South China Sea's Paracel group in an effort to improve quality of life for the roughly 200 civilians and military personnel on the tiny landmass. The Yinlong Cinema that opened Saturday is China's southernmost permanent standing movie house, according to Chinese media reports.
A top Texas official said that sanctuary cities were to blame for the deaths of ten people in a San Antonio truck that was used to "smuggle" people across the US-Mexico border. Thirty-nine people were found in the trailer of a truck parked at a Wal-Mart store, overheated. The lorry driver - James Bradley of Clearwater, Florida - has been charged with people smuggling and could face the death penalty if convicted.
Three people were killed in suicide bomb attacks at a camp for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict in northeast Nigeria, the emergency services said on Monday. Abdulkadir Ibrahim, from the National Emergency Management Agency, said the blasts happened at about 11:20 pm (2220 GMT) on Sunday, just outside the Borno state capital of Maiduguri. "Two suicide bombers (a male and a female) detonated their improvised explosive devices at Dalori 1 IDP (internally displaced persons) camp, leading to the death of three IDPs, while 17 others were injured," he said in a statement.
Protesters play violins, flutes and guitars as they take to the streets of Caracas in demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela’s opposition renewed nationwide protests to pressure the president into holding elections and improving a
California authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more local residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to contain the blaze fully. The Detwiler Fire is 40 percent contained, unchanged from Saturday, after burning 76,000 acres (30,700 hectares) and 130 structures, including 63 homes, since it broke out on Monday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire. Evacuation orders were lifted as of 12 p.m. PST for much of the historic gold rush era town of Coulterville and nearby areas as firefighters completed firelines to contain the blaze, Cal Fire said in a statement.