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The 884-page report is the largest, most comprehensive investigation on the church’s sex abuse scandal by a U.S. state, according to Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Most of the victims identified in the report were boys, but some were girls.
President Donald Trump lashed out at fired White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Monday evening as he declared for the first time that there are no tapes of him using a racial slur on the set of “The Apprentice” reality TV show. The tweet stream appeared after Manigault Newman told “Hardball” host Chris Matthews on MSNBC on Monday night that a former member of the “Apprentice” production might leak an audio tape of Trump purportedly using the slur sometime before the November elections.
From cross-country road trips to intercontinental excursions, it’s not out of the ordinary to plan a trip within your trip.Even if you’re only headed a few hours away from your main destination, planning a getaway while on a getaway can put you in a completely
It was a dirty job, but the parrot owner shouldn't have tried to do it.An Illinois man had to be rescued by firefighters after he tried to rescue his beloved parrot, which had gotten stuck in a mud hole in a Belleville park.Normally,
Ford has finally released pricing details on its new Ranger pickup – not that we didn't sort of know what it would cost already. The pickup went live on the Blue Oval's online configurator this morning, and starts at $24,300 (not including $1,095 for destination). A fully spec'd Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCrew with four-wheel drive will cost you $47,020.
At a conservative event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on Friday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke pounced on the opportunity to blast his critics, including the “environmental terrorists” he blames for wildfires in the West. On Sunday, Zinke traveled to fire-ravaged California, where he made it abundantly clear that the Trump administration has no interest in the scientific research showingclimate change is contributing to the extreme fires raging across the West or that the effect on wildfires is expected to grow as climate change drives up global temperatures and fuels droughts. “I’ve heard the climate change argument back and forth.
Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks pressed ahead. The crossing is a vital lifeline for Gazans and their crippled economy, but Israel had closed it to goods except for food and medicine to pressure Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the blockaded Palestinian enclave. The opening came as speculation mounted over negotiations mediated by Egypt and UN officials to reach a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas.
Italian authorities from the region of Liguria have raised to 26 the number of dead in the collapse of a highway bridge in the port city of Genoa. The region's updated the death toll late Tuesday on its Twitter feed, saying two more bodies had been extracted and one person had died in surgery. The city of Genoa's civil protection office confirmed the updated death toll.
Ford aims to turn the building into a campus of offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services. The second largest U.S. automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan, about 10 miles from Detroit, announced the project in June, but had not previously disclosed costs until a community meeting on Tuesday. The company said Tuesday in a statement it is "working with federal, state and local economic development groups and officials, seeking at least $250 million in tax or other incentives to support the development of the five Corktown sites Ford has purchased." Ford said total investment in the development of the train station and developing 45 acres of vacant land will cost approximately $740 million over the next four years.
A Florida man who invoked the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law last month to defend fatally shooting a 28-year-old father of three following an altercation over a parking space has been charged with manslaughter. Michael Drejka, 48, was arrested Monday after the state attorney’s office for Pinellas and Pasco counties filed the criminal charge against him for killing Markeis McGlockton in a convenience store parking lot in Clearwater. Police had originally decided not to arrest Drejka, citing Florida’s stand-your-ground law, which allows gun owners to use deadly force if they feel they are facing “imminent death or great bodily harm.” The case was then referred to state prosecutors to decide whether charges would be brought.
Japan's Akihito will take part in an annual memorial ceremony honoring war dead on Wednesday, for the last time as reigning emperor. When he abdicates next year, he will leave behind a legacy as an emperor who pushed imperial boundaries to reach out to Asia. Grace Lee reports.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday admitted she made a mistake when she falsely stated that President Donald Trump tripled the number of jobs President Barack Obama created for black Americans. Sanders tweeted her correction hours after Tuesday’s press briefing. “When President Obama left after eight years in office — eight years in office — he had only created 195,000 jobs for African-Americans,” Sanders told reporters during the press briefing.
The white nationalist rally held across the street from the White House this weekend was vastly overshadowed by counter-protestors, as exhibited by a photo posted to the r/pics subreddit that shows “fewer than 40” white supremacists in attendance. After last August’s deadly rally in Charlottesville, North Carolina, “Unite the Right 2” was relocated to Lafayette Square via Facebook Messenger chats. The top response on Reddit indicates the crowd was even smaller than the photo suggests, since several of the people pictured were journalists covering the rally.
Former Today anchor Matt Lauer recently sold his Upper East Side apartment after just four months on the market—and for more than the $7.35 million asking price. Lauer and his now estranged wife, Annette, first purchased the prewar home in August 2004 for $5.882 million. The space offers a private elevator that opens onto a foyer that leads into a number of common areas: the kitchen and service quarters, a main living area, and a private family wing that includes the master suite, which can be rearranged to provide two bedrooms.
A man detained on suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack outside Britain’s parliament is Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, a European security source told Reuters on Wednesday.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) declared a state of emergency on Monday as a months-long red tide continues to spread throughout the region’s waters, killing hundreds of turtles and sickening people in coastal communities. The red tide ― a harmful bloom of algae that occurs naturally ― began last year and has spread through the Gulf of Mexico, now spanning some 150 miles. Fish and other wildlife have been washing up dead on beaches throughout Florida, including more than 300 sea turtles, manatees and even a whale shark that may have been killed by the phenomenon.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has urged China to "temper" its behaviour in the South China Sea in a rare criticism of the Asian superpower over its programme of island-building in disputed waters. China has alarmed and angered its neighbours by claiming dominion over most of the South China Sea and building a string of artificial islands and military airbases. In a change of tone, Duterte said in a speech late Tuesday to business entrepreneurs that China had no right to claim airspace above man-made islands.
Two Greek soldiers facing espionage charges in Turkey are due to fly home early on Wednesday after a provincial court released them, in a ruling Athens said would help to improve strained ties between the two NATO allies. The soldiers crossed into Turkey in March, in what Greece said was an accident while they were following the trail of suspected illegal migrants. The same court ruled for their release on Tuesday after they said in a defense statement they had crossed the border by mistake, state news agency Anadolu said.
All but a few prominent Democrats and progressive groups have stayed silent on an ex-girlfriend’s allegations of domestic abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a progressive leader and deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee running for the state’s attorney general. The DNC, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Our Revolution and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who led calls for the resignation of then-Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), declined requests for comment.
Investigators are focusing their attention on five locations in the search for missing 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts. The University of Iowa student went missing on July 18 after a jog near her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa. Dozens of detectives are investigating her disappearance, but authorities have offered few details about possible leads.
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A sixth first responder has died battling this year’s wildfires in California, fighting what has become the largest wildfire in California’s history. The firefighter, who was from Utah but has not been named, was fighting the Mendocino Complex blaze along the Mendocino National Forest when he suffered fatal injuries on Monday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said. The firefighter’s death is the first attributed to the Mendocino Complex fires, which as of Tuesday morning had spread across more than 305,400 acres and was 68 percent contained, Cal Fire said.
Democratic nominee for Kansas governor Laura Kelly is launching attacks against Republican opponent Kris Kobach now that Gov. Jeff Colyer has conceded the GOP nomination to him. Kelly said on Tuesday evening that Kansas families suffered under former Gov. Sam Brownback, who left office earlier this year for a position in President Donald Trump's administration.
Nearly two weeks since Samantha “Sam” Sayers disappeared while hiking in Washington state’s North Cascades, her mother made a birthday wish for the young woman on Monday. Lisa Sayers expressed her thoughts about her missing daughter’s 28th birthday on
For many communities in seven counties along Florida’s gulf coast, daily reports of “Dead Fish: Heavy” have become commonplace as toxic algae has bloomed, killing sea life, scaring tourists, and making breathing difficult for locals. The bloom, known as a red tide, have forced Florida Governor Rick Scott to promise $1.5 million in emergency funding and declare a state of emergency in seven counties from Tampa Bay to the fringe of the Everglades. The algae bloom has led to grotesque scenes along the beaches in the red tide’s path: Popular beaches have been scattered with dead fish, porpoises, eels, turtles, manatees, and even a 26-foot whale shark.