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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday presented a lengthy list of grievances against the Iranian government and vowed to forge a new, better nuclear agreement — but he offered few details on how the United States would accomplish that goal without support from European allies, Russia or China. “The bet that the [2015 Iran nuclear deal] would increase Middle East stability was a bad one for America, for Europe, for the Middle East and indeed for the entire world,” Pompeo said during his first major speech in his new role, promising that the new deal would address not only the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program but also its ballistic missile program, its interventions in Syria, Yemen and Lebanon, and its repressive treatment of its own people. “We will track down Iranian operatives and their Hezbollah proxies operating around the world and crush them,” Pompeo added, referring to the Lebanese armed group that is Iran’s chief ally in the region.
Ana Suda and Mimi Hernandez said they’d popped into the store in Havre, a small town near the border with Canada, early Wednesday morning when they were approached by a uniformed Border Patrol agent, KRTV reported. Outside, in the parking lot, Suda began filming the agent on her phone.
“I’ve been saying many of the same things about Vladimir Putin for over 17 years,” Kasparov, the former world chess champion and political activist, said at a conference on activism here Monday. Kasparov — whose 2015 book, “Winter Is Coming,” warned of Putin’s rise as a dictator on the global stage — said he voiced his concerns about the Russian president to anyone who would listen. “Putin is not a democratically elected leader — he is a dictator,” Kasparov said, recalling remarks from a 2007 conference he attended in Washington, D.C. “I said, yes, Putin was a bad guy.
A Kansas police department is facing allegations of racism after a black man used his cellphone to record two white officers yanking him out of a vehicle after seeing “vegetation” on his window. Rudy Samuel, 31, live-streamed the encounter on Facebook earlier this month after Winfield police stopped his car. Winfield is a small city situated along the Walnut River in Cowley County, Kansas.
The Baltimore County police officer who was killed as she investigated a suspicious vehicle had recently won an award for solving a rash of holiday package thefts. Officer Amy Caprio died Monday after confronting a person in a Jeep. Caprio was a four-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department.
A man has fallen to his death at San Francisco airport, authorities said. At around 8:45 am, the man “fell from the mezzanine level in Terminal 3 down to the baggage claim level”, airport spokesman Doug Yakel said in an email. The victim was identified by the San Mateo Coroner’s office as 53-year-old Dale Finn, a resident of South San Francisco.
Well you made need to break the piggy bank. One of the canvas souvenir bags, decorated with the initials of the bride and groom, has already received bids of £50,000 (57,000 euros) on auction website ebay, with two days of bidding still to go. The pack contains a marriage order of service booklet, a commemorative chocolate coin, wedding labelled spring water, a royal wedding fridge magnet and a tub of shortbread, made especially for Saturday's wedding day.
Through a telescope the asteroid look like every other in the solar system save for one crucial difference - it is travelling in the wrong direction. The first clue that it was not a native of the solar system came from its "retrograde" orbit of the sun, the opposite the direction of travel taken by all the planets and almost every other object in our system.
Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of clerical sexual abuse, said Francis made the comments to him when they met for a private discussion last month to discuss the sex abuse and cover-up scandal involving Catholic priests in Cruz’s native Chile. “He told me, ‘Juan Carlos, the fact that you’re gay doesn’t matter. Cruz, who was abused as a child by the Rev. Fernando Karadima, Chile’s most notorious pedophile priest, told the paper that his sexual orientation came up during the discussion because he has been targeted for being gay after speaking out about his abuse.
WASHINGTON — President Trump may decry the “deep state” supposedly undermining his administration, but former Rep. Tim Roemer is worried about a “money state” of anonymous wealthy donors who he says are corroding American democracy. “There is this reliance on money to recruit candidates, and ask them to write their own checks, and how rich they are, not how rich their ideas are for our country to make it better,” Roemer said.
The proposal, slated to be published Tuesday in the Federal Register, would amend the National Park Service’s current regulations to again allow for controversial sport hunting and trapping techniques on roughly 20 million acres of federal lands in Alaska. The proposed rule would allow hunters to lure brown and black bears with bait, hunt black bears and their cubs using artificial lights, shoot bear cubs and wolf and coyote pups in their dens, and use dogs to hunt black bears.
For Putin, the path to consolidating his Syrian achievements may lie in an agreement with Israel that further solidifies Russia’s status. Russian president Vladimir Putin further cemented his position atop the Syrian power pyramid as a result of Israel’s massive air campaign that targeted Iran’s positions and Assad’s air defenses.
Mario Batali, the world-famous chef and restaurateur who has been accused by at least 11 women of sexual misconduct, is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the New York Police Department into allegations of criminal sexual misconduct. News of the investigation was first reported by the CBS news show “60 Minutes” this evening. A source at the NYPD confirmed the investigation to HuffPost but declined to elaborate further.
Scientists say a hazardous cloud billowing from where lava is pouring into the ocean off Hawaii's Big Island may spread as far as 15 miles (24 kilometers) downwind. U.S. Geological Survey scientist Janet Babb said Sunday that the estimate is based on wind conditions and the vigor of the molten rock entering the sea. Scientists say the plume is condensed seawater that's laced with hydrochloric acid and glass particles that form when lava interacts with seawater.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for two years, has appeared in court to face a new charge, her husband said on Monday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was summoned to a court in Tehran on Saturday, according to a statement from Richard Ratcliffe, who runs the Free Nazanin campaign group. On Sunday, she was allowed to speak to the British ambassador to Tehran, Rob Macaire.
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Subaru has sprung back into the three-row SUV battlefield with a fully competitive model that offers a good engine and comfortable ride, but its merely average third row and lackluster handling hold it back. The Ascent’s package is successful because it takes a simple, function-focused approach that merges convenience and practicality, especially for families.
Two off-duty NYPD officers were killed in a one-car crash in Ulster County Sunday night, on the night of one of the officer's wedding.
NEW YORK — In a speech here Monday, Kerry Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter, drew an implicit contrast between her father — a senator and presidential candidate in 1968 — and the man who is president today. Kennedy, president of the organization Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, spoke after receiving an award for citizen activism. Kennedy began her speech by quoting her father, who was assassinated almost exactly 50 years ago on the night he won the California primary.
The second cyclist ran, but the cougar dropped his first victim and pounced on him, killing him and dragging him back to what appeared to be its den, Captain Alan Myers, of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police, said. The men had been riding together near North Bend, around 30 miles east of Seattle. It was the first fatal cougar attack in the state on 94 years.
Employers who stiff their workers or discriminate against them just got a big lift from the Supreme Court, which issued a major ruling Monday making it easier for companies to avoid employee lawsuits. By signing these controversial provisions, workers give up their right to band together and sue in court for back pay or damages, and are instead forced to take their disputes to arbitrators individually. Arbitration agreements have become a common way for employers to stifle lawsuits that could lead to large plaintiff classes and big payouts.
Gun control advocate David Hogg called on the press to stop using the name and image of the 17-year-old student who police say carried out the mass shooting at a Texas high school on Friday. “We make these sick people known worldwide for their horrifying acts, let’s stop that,” Hogg tweeted Sunday. The teen survived February’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous, sending rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and launching lava skyward that caused the first major injury. Kilauea volcano began erupting more than two weeks ago and has burned dozens of homes, forced thousands of people to flee and shot up ash clouds from its summit that led officials to distribute face masks. Lava flows have picked up speed in recent days, spattering molten rock that hit a man in the leg.
Israel says it has become the first country in the world to carry out combat airstrikes with the new F-35 stealth fighter, the advanced warplane that will soon be used by Britain and other militaries around the world. The general did not say where the Israeli F-35s had been used but Israel has carried out repeated strikes in Syria in the last three years.
Nobukazu Kuriki had fallen ill and was descending when his team lost contact with him. "Kuriki stopped responding to radio communication and we couldn't see his headlamp when we looked up from the bottom in the dark," his team posted on Facebook. Late Sunday Kuriki had reached 7,400 metres, pushing beyond three of the four camps that mark the route to the 8,848 metre (29,029 foot) summit.