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On the eve of a special election to fill Montana’s House seat, the Republican candidate allegedly assaulted a journalist who was trying to ask him about the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of the House health care bill. A violent altercation ensued, and the reporter, the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs, quickly relayed the incident on social media. “Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses,” Jacobs tweeted Wednesday evening.
The father told the CBC that his family was not feeding the sea lion when it dragged his daughter underwater, but did confirm that his daughter is being treated for a possible infection.
A group of 22 Republican senators signed a letter urging President Trump to make a “clean break” from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The letter, dated May 25, commends Trump for signing 14 executive orders to roll back regulations established under the Obama administration. It singles out the “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” order for beginning the process of dismantling former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan regulations.
Donald Trump closed his first trip as president overseas with a visit to a NATO summit in the Belgian capital Brussels, a city he once denigrated as a “hellhole.” Though he praised the Belgian Royal Palace for its “warm welcome,” his sojourn was filled
Four inmates remain hospitalized with gunshot wounds a day after California correctional officers opened fire to quell a mass attack on eight prison guards by more than 100 inmates. Corrections Department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said Thursday that one Pelican Bay State Prison inmate needs surgery after he was shot in the chin. Guards fired 19 rifle bullets to stop the attack in an exercise yard holding about 300 high-security prisoners near the Oregon border.
Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday. A team of Nepali climbers retrieved the bodies of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath from the balcony, an area just below the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain. "Both the bodies are now in camp two in a place from where they can be airlifted.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson referred to poverty as a “state of mind” during a Sirius XM interview. The former GOP presidential candidate said, “You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there.”
As NBC News first reported, Jared Kushner is "under scrutiny" in the FBI's Russia investigation, meaning the probe is now in the Trump White House and in the Trump family.
All it took was a chance for this rescued pit bull to rise from the euthanasia list to a top K9 agent with a Washington state Police Department. Apollo, the latest drug-sniffing K9 with the Tukwila Police Department, could already be seen wooing the public during a Coffee with a Cop event at a local mall. In a Facebook post, the police department explained Apollo wasn’t like most of their K9 agents.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that GOP candidate Greg Gianforte should apologize for an apparently violent interaction with a reporter, but Ryan also said he would accept the Montanan into the House if he won his special election later in the day. “First, let me just say physical altercations — there’s never a call for physical altercations,” Ryan said when asked whether Gianforte should withdraw from the race. “There is no time where a physical altercation should occur or just between human beings, so that is wrong and it should not have happened.
Fireworks erupted Thursday when President Trump’s budget chief sparred with a Senate panel over the administration’s proposed 2018 budget, most notably trading barbs with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., over potential cuts to entitlement programs. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, appeared before the Senate Budget Committee as part of the rollout of Trump’s proposed spending plan, which was unveiled earlier this week. Just minutes into the hearing, Mulvaney drew Sanders’ ire for comments he made about the Congressional Budget Office.
An inmate once called the "Houdini" of Alabama's death row for escaping seven past execution dates through legal challenges was put to death early Friday for a 1982 murder-for-hire shooting. Tommy Arthur, 75, was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. CDT Friday following a lethal injection administered at a southwest Alabama prison, authorities said. Arthur was convicted of killing riverboat engineer Troy Wicker, who was fatally shot as he slept in his bed in the north Alabama city of Muscle Shoals.
By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket from New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula. Team delighted," Rocket Lab said on its official Twitter account. The successful launch of a low cost, 3D-printed rocket is an important step in the commercial race to bring down financial and logistical barriers to space while also making New Zealand an unlikely space hub.
Tommy Arthur was executed late Thursday after his eighth, and final, rendezvous with the US state of Alabama's capital punishment system. The 75-year-old was given a lethal injection after the US Supreme Court allowed the execution to proceed by denying the inmate's stay requests. Arthur's death ends a legal saga spanning more than three decades in which he became known by some as the Houdini of death row, managing to evade his final sentence seven times.
A Wisconsin woman has become a viral sensation after she jumped on the hood of her own moving car to prevent a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 27, was printing her receipt at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a stranger jumped into her car and began driving away. “I had my, ‘Oh no this isn’t happening to me today moment,’” Ms Smith told local news station WISN 12.
European leaders hoped President Donald Trump would explicitly endorse NATO’s bedrock collective defense clause during his visit to Brussels on Thursday, after he spent the presidential campaign suggesting it was hollow. In a speech at the opening of NATO’s new headquarters, Trump slammed U.S. allies for not spending enough on defense before an uncomfortable-looking audience of fellow heads of state, and in between sparked awkward run-ins with other leaders that underscored strained U.S.-European relations since Trump took office. “This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States,” Trump said in a speech.
New details about Chris Cornell's death revealed by TMZ Thursday claimed the singer had fresh track marks on his arm when he was found dead in the bathroom of his MGM Grand Detroit hotel room last week Thursday. According to TMZ, which cited sources, the track marks were "obvious" on Cornell's body. The toxicology tests will reveal which drugs were found in his system.
A Maryland day care worker has been charged in the death of an infant. Leah Walden, of Baltimore, was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, first- and second-degree child abuse and reckless endangerment. Cops say Walden, 23, assaulted 8-month-old Reese Bowman during naptime for reasons that have not been revealed.
Democrat Rob Quist conceded the contest for Montana's lone seat in the U.S. House late Thursday to Republican Greg Gianforte. The country singer and political newcomer told supporters he called Gianforte and stressed the need to listen to all Montanans.
Indian police arrested around 150 people protesting against a breakdown in law and order in the eastern city of Kolkata on Thursday, after street battles broke out during a march to police headquarters and police cars were set ablaze. Regional and national leaders from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged the march to protest against a perceived deterioration in security in the state of West Bengal, which is ruled by a rival left-wing party.
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Experts say the data shows more caregivers are needed, along with more resources to help people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. "Millions of Americans and their family members are profoundly affected by Alzheimer's disease," said CDC Acting Director Anne Schuchat. "As the number of older Americans with Alzheimer's disease rises, more family members are taking on the emotionally and physically challenging role of caregiver than ever before.
Alabama has put to death Tommy Arthur, the man who escaped seven prior execution dates for his conviction in a 1982 murder-for-hire. Officials say the 75-year-old inmate was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. CDT Friday following a lethal injection at a southwest Alabama prison. Arthur was convicted in the fatal shooting of Troy Wicker as he slept in his Muscle Shoals home.
The head of Lebanese movement Hezbollah said Thursday he was unfazed by "threats" of attacks or fresh sanctions, days after US President Donald Trump slammed the group and its sponsor Iran. On his visit to Riyadh last week, Trump blamed Iran for destabilising the Middle East and called for a crackdown on its allies, including Shiite movement Hezbollah. "Threats of killing or dying do not scare us... No one scares us at all.