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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and the Russian diplomatic service are the latest recruits to a burgeoning right-wing conspiracy theory about the death of a young staffer at the Democratic National Committee last summer. Newt Gingrich, speaking Sunday on Fox News, pushed the idea that DNC staffer Seth Rich, who was shot and killed last summer in Washington, D.C., was murdered as part of a WikiLeaks-related conspiracy.
The father of an 18-year-old woman killed when a driver plowed his car through a crowd of pedestrians in New York’s Times Square last week left an open letter at the scene of the rampage to thank the city for an outpouring of support as he mourns the loss of his daughter. Police say 26-year-old Richard Rojas admitted he had smoked marijuana laced with PCP sometime before he rammed his car through a busy tourist area, killing Alyssa Elsman, a teenager from Michigan who was visiting New York on vacation. Elsman’s father, Tom Elsman, left a letter at an impromptu memorial that sprang up near the site of his daughter’s death.
Three teenagers were arrested and charged with capital murder after 6-year-old Kingston Frazier was shot and killed in Jackson, Mississippi Thursday. Kingston’s mother, Ebony Archie, left him in the backseat of a running car when she stepped into a grocery store early in the morning. When she emerged from the store, her car, with Kingston inside of it, was gone.
You don’t see a Kagan-Breyer-Ginsburg-Sotomayor-Thomas majority often in U.S. Supreme Court decisions, but today that quintet joined together to deal a blow to North Carolina Republicans. In the decision in Cooper v. Harris, the eight-member pre-Gorsuch roster upheld a district court’s ruling that two congressional districts in North Carolina were unconstitutional racial gerrymanders, putting an end to one part of a six-year saga that began with redistricting in 2011. The two districts in question, District 1 and 12, were drawn in 2011 after the last Census and the 2010 midterms, as part of a nationwide and well-funded push by Republicans to reshape electoral maps and solidify a partisan advantage.
George W. Bush’s first foreign destination as president was Mexico, a chance to showcase a relationship he built as Texas governor and had campaigned on as a credential for his ability to manage world affairs. When Barack Obama ventured abroad for the first time after taking office, he went to Canada, a very traditional trip where adoring throngs responded to his campaign promise to restore America’s tarnished reputation overseas. Despite the personalized choreography — Bush all smiles at Mexican President Vicente Fox’s ranch, Obama basking in affection from Canadian crowds — both trips were fundamentally low-risk, conventional forays into foreign policy.
An eight-year-old girl was among the 22 people killed in the bomb attack on a packed Manchester pop concert late Monday, a local authority said Tuesday. Lancashire County Council, in northwest England, named her as Saffie Rose Roussos from Leyland, near Preston. The headteacher of Tarleton Community Primary School said their pupil Saffie's death "has come as a tremendous shock to all of us".
China's health minister has all but slammed the door on any more participation for Taiwan at the World Health Organization's annual assembly until the island's government accepts the "One China" principle. Health Minister Li Bin blamed the party of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, saying its refusal to accept the idea of a single China has torpedoed its ambitions to attend — leading to the first lockout of Taiwan as an observer state since 2008. Li said that in the past, China had "agreed to let the Taiwan region attend" under a "special arrangement" based on acceptance of the principle.
Theunis Botha, a trophy hunter, died Friday in Zimbabwe.
A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours. Video on social media showed an unidentified man wearing a red "Make America Great Again" cap heatedly insisting that he was entitled to a seat and arguing with fellow passengers, at one point calling one a "moron" who didn't speak English. The caps were popular in President Donald Trump's campaign.
Turkey is mad at the United States for stopping its security forces from beating up protesters in Washington D.C. The diplomatic spat started last week, during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington. Washington police eventually intervened, but not before nearly a dozen protesters were injured, some suffering concussions and lost teeth.
The dramatic moment a California sea lion dragged a little girl into the water at a wharf in British Columbia has gone viral after it was caught on video. Michael Fujiwara, who captured the incident and posted it to YouTube Sunday, told CNN it happened Saturday at the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf in Richmond, British Columbia. At first simply amused by the sea lion who had popped its head out of the murky water, Fujiwara grabbed his camera and began filming.
The United Nations pressed Indonesia on Monday to release Jakarta's jailed Christian governor and repeal blasphemy laws which they say undermine religious freedom in the Muslim-majority nation. The call came as the family of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, unexpectedly withdrew an appeal against his conviction and two-year jail term for blasphemy, which had been submitted by his lawyers just hours earlier. A group of UN human rights experts urged Indonesia to free the 50-year-old and repeal the blasphemy laws, which critics say have been repeatedly used to target religious minorities in recent years.
A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Sunday the re-election of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani could be a chance for Tehran to reset "its troubled relations" with its neighbors. Relations between Gulf Arab states, including the UAE, have been strained over fears that Tehran was interfering in their affairs, including in Syria and Yemen, fomenting unrest and sectarian tensions. Tehran denies these allegations.
Outgoing boss John Burton, described by the Los Angeles Times as “a fixture in state Democratic politics for half a century”, grinned as supporters on stage at the party's convention joined him in the gesture. The party's leaders blasted alleged ties to Russia among Mr Trump's associates and presented California as the epicentre of liberal resistance to the President. “The world, literally the world, is counting on all of you, counting on California to reject Trump's deception and destructiveness,” said Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, who is among a crowded field of Democrats running for governor next year.
Egyptian authorities say they caught looters digging up an ancient stone block carved with an image of a pharaoh. In the city of Abydos, antiquities authorities say they were inspecting an old two-story, mud-brick house when they found that the owner had excavated a hole in the floor. The block was at the bottom of the hole, about 13 feet (4 meters) below the floor, according to an announcement from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
A self-proclaimed neo-Nazi was arrested in Florida Sunday after police found materials used to manufacture explosives in his apartment. Tampa police and the FBI found a material inside Brandon Russell’s garage that tested positive for hexamethane triperoxide diamine, used to make explosives, the Miami Herald reported Monday. Police also located white supremacist and Nazi propaganda and detected the presence of radiation coming from thorium and americium.
The body of an Indian climber was spotted on Mount Everest on Monday, the fourth fatality during a busy and tragic weekend on the world's highest peak. Sherpa rescuers spotted the body of Indian climber Ravi Kumar, but it was impossible to retrieve the body, said Thupden Sherpa of Arun Treks and Expedition. Climbers from the United States, Slovakia and Australia also died on the mountain over the weekend.
You’re forgiven if the name KIC 8462852 doesn’t ring a bell. The star has continually exhibited extremely odd behavior, and has been repeatedly observed experiencing huge dips in brightness that don’t seem to have any readily available explanation. Normally, the dimming of a star at regular intervals would indicate the presence of a planet in orbit, but there doesn’t seem to be any pattern to the of dimming exhibited by KIC 8462852.
President Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia over the weekend went largely as planned. Last, but not least, he touched The Orb. The Orb, of course, has existed long before the United States and even the concept of democracy, government, or even society.
A mother of two children who sought sanctuary at a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid U.S. immigration authorities has been granted a temporary stay from deportation. Ingrid Encalada Latorre, a 33-year-old native of Peru, and her attorney announced Saturday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials agreed not to pursue deportation through Aug. 7. Through a translator, Latorre said she looked forward to going home with her children, 8 and 17 months, who were both born in the U.S.
More than 58,000 Haitians who stayed in the United States with a special protected status since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will be allowed to stay another six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. The Haitians were facing orders to return home from July 23 if the department did not renew their so-called Temporary Protected Status, granted after a magnitude 7 earthquake destroyed much of the capital Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. Having TPS allowed the Haitians to remain in the United States past the expiration of their visas and work legally.
Gambian authorities have seized assets including 86 bank accounts and 131 properties linked to former president Yahya Jammeh, an official said on Monday, as an investigation into the veteran ruler's wealth gathers pace. The new government has accused Jammeh of massive fraud including siphoning off public money during his 22-year rule that ended in election defeat and disgraced exile in Equatorial Guinea in January. Jammeh has been out of contact since leaving for exile and his associates no longer respond to journalists' queries about the accusations against him.
More than 100 students and their family members have walked out of Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement speech at Notre Dame University in protest over his stance on LGBTQ issues and refugees. Mr Pence, who was born not far from the northern Indiana campus, addressed the graduating class on Sunday. Brian Ricketts, one of the group’s leaders and a former Notre Dame student body president, told IndyStar that many students were “upset and hurt” by the decision to invite Mr Pence because his “policies have impacted the humanity of certain graduates”.
On a sliding scale, collecting a new minivan is probably towards the lower end of excitement levels, while something like a new luxury SUV is probably a lot higher up the scale. The customer with the honor of picking up the first of these incredible cars to be delivered to an American buyer was in Newport Beach in California. The manufacturer has promised all the Centenario's other US buyers will get their cars before the end of this year.
Aaron Hernandez had requested prison officials to change his cell and move him to a different part of the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, where he had been serving life in prison without parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, new prison letters revealed Sunday. “I’m trying to start my life bid where I’m going to end up in the long run for the long run which is P2,” Hernandez wrote in one letter to the prison’s security staff, dated June 12, 2015.