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WASHINGTON ― European lawmakers say President Donald Trump’s stunning news conference on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message to other countries with democratic political systems similarly targeted for interference by Moscow that they cannot count on the U.S. to stand with them. During Trump’s news conference with Putin in Helsinki, Trump refused to confront Putin over Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election or to even directly acknowledge it occurred, despite the repeated findings of his own administration’s intelligence officials.
Houston police have arrested Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, who they suspect of killing at least three people in four days. Rodriguez, 46, was taken into custody after a brief vehicle pursuit early Tuesday, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “[Rodriguez] is a person of strong interest in a series of murders in our city in the last few days who’s been on a rampage that we believe are potentially related,” Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference on Monday.
An Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip on Monday in response to balloons carrying firebombs over the border fence to burn Israeli farmland, the army said. The strikes signalled a tougher Israeli response to the hundreds of balloons and kites carrying firebombs that have been launched from the blockaded Gaza Strip since April. Gazan security sources and residents said the strikes occurred in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip and caused no injuries.
A wildfire near Yosemite National Park is expected to grow worse in the coming days as firefighters go up against blaze-fueling weather conditions. “Due to the steep, rugged terrain, the volatility of the vegetation, the hazard trees, the mortality, firefighters are just simply not able to fight this fire directly,” U.S. Forest Service fire behavior analyst Taro Pusina explained in an update Monday morning. Visibility and air quality in Yosemite continue to be affected by smoke from the Ferguson Fire burning in the Sierra National Forest.
Amazon's Prime Day this year is shaping up to be the biggest one yet -- and consumers are more excited than ever.The e-commerce's site most popular day of the year starts at noon PT and has already teased a slew of electronics, home goods and other essential
By Caroline Valetkevitch and Noel Randewich NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The FANGs have gotten their bite back, and they are helping Wall Street erase the wrenching correction that beset it in February. Facebook, Amazon.com, Netflix and Google's parent Alphabet have led the technology and consumer discretionary sectors back to record high levels in recent days. Whether they can haul the wider market over that threshold likely hinges on the rush of quarterly scorecards due soon from the four of them, starting with Netflix late on Monday.
A woman who live-streamed herself throwing ink onto a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping has been detained, according to activists who accuse authorities of suppressing speech to protect a "cult of personality" around the country's leader. The US-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) activist network said authorities have also taken the woman's father and a Chinese artist into custody after they sought to publicise her plight on social media. The woman, who has been identified by activists as 28-year-old Dong Yaoqiong, went live on Twitter on July 4 in a video in which she accused the ruling Communist Party of employing "oppressive brain control".
Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, has rejected a high-level appeal from the EU for exemptions from sanctions against Iran, throwing into doubt billions of euros worth of trade. Mr Pompeo added that the US will not ease the sanctions until it sees a “tangible, demonstrable and sustained shift’’ in Iran’s policies.
With six hybrid models currently on offer, Lexus already offers customers plenty of options for those that want an electrified vehicle. “One solution could be a pure F GT car, which could be a hybrid with an electric motor and a strong engine, giving a different kind of drive feel.
President Trump emerged from his historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday saying he doesn’t believe that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “I don’t see any reason why it would be,” Trump said during a joint press conference with Putin following their discussions.
Former US president Barack Obama paid a visit to his extended family in Kenya Monday, on his first trip to the country since 2015 during which he will open a youth center. Obama arrived in his father’s native Kenya on Sunday, where he paid courtesy calls on President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. On Monday he flew to the west of the country, where under extremely tight security he paid a visit to the home of his step-grandmother Sarah Obama in the village of Kogelo, an AFP reporter said.
Two employees at a CVS store in Chicago are out of a job after one of them called the police on a black woman who presented a coupon they suspected was fraudulent. Video capturing the tense scene on Friday night shows a white store employee visibly shaking while he appears to be on the phone with police. The customer, Camilla Hudson, can be heard giving her name and promising to wait for responding officers.
Last week, Papa John’s founder John Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur in a conference call in May. Then, he resigned as chairman of the company’s board Wednesday. Although Schnatter has apologized for using the N-word during a call between Papa John’s executives and marketing agency Laundry Service, he is now accusing that company of attempting to extort $6 million from the pizza company. “They tried to extort us and we held firm and they took what I said and ran to Forbes,” Schnatter told Louisville station WLKY.
Demi Moore made a surprise appearance at the taping of a Comedy Central roast for ex-husband Bruce Willis ― and she killed. Moore was not on the roster and caught the “Die Hard” icon completely unaware at The Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, according to reports. “I look at our marriage like ‘The Sixth Sense,’” Moore said at the podium, per Deadline.
A Massachusetts man suspected of killing a police officer and a bystander with the officer's pistol will not be formally charged on Monday because he is still recovering from wounds sustained during a gunfight with police, officials said. Suspect Emanuel Lopes, 20, was arrested early Sunday after police in Weymouth, Massachusetts, received a report of a person driving erratically. "The Norfolk District Attorney's Office has now been informed that Emanuel Lopes will not be medically available for arraignment today," David Traub, a spokesman for the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, said in a statement.
Amnesty International on Monday slammed Tanzanian President John Magufuli for ordering that prisoners be made to work "day and night" and be kicked if lazy. "All people deprived of their liberty must be treated with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity of the human person," Amina Hersi, Amnesty International's East Africa campaigner told AFP. "President Magufuli's statement that lazy inmates should be 'kicked' is not only callous but if implemented would amount to cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment," she added.
In a newly released interview, Anthony Bourdain slams the Clintons and Harvey Weinstein, calling Bill Clinton ‘Gropey and rapey’ and describing how he would like to see Weinstein die.
By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Eritrea reopened its embassy in Ethiopia on Monday in further evidence of a rapid thaw between two countries that a week ago ended two decades of military stalemate over a border war in which tens of thousands died. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki re-opened the embassy in the capital Addis Ababa in a brief ceremony, a Reuters witness said. One week ago the leaders declared their "state of war" over and Isaias spent the weekend in Ethiopia.
At the conclusion of President Trump’s extraordinary joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, critical reaction flooded in from members of the media, political analysts and government officials, but none resonated more than that of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. Russian President Vladimir Putin presents a soccer ball to President Trump during a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki on Monday. On Friday, Trump’s Department of Justice announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for their roles in hacking the Democratic National Committee’s computer server and passing damaging information to WikiLeaks so as to aid Trump’s campaign against Hillary Clinton.
An Oregon woman has a spectacular story of survival to tell after she crashed her Jeep off a cliff and survived for a week before being discovered by hikers on Friday.
The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a call around 6 a.m. that crew members and passengers were injured after a “basketball-sized” scrap of lava tore through a tour boat’s roof, county officials told Hawaii News Now. Four of the injured were transported by ambulance to Hilo Medical Center, the local outlet reported. A spokesman from the DLNR told HuffPost that 13 people received hospital treatment, though the Hawaii Fire Department reported a total of 23 injured.
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Monday to temporarily stop the deportation of families for at least a week after reuniting them. The Trump administration is currently in the process of reuniting about 2,500 children with the parents it separated them from at the border, many of them under a zero tolerance policy cracking down on illegal border crossings.
Buying a new vacuum cleaner doesn’t necessarily sit at the top of the list for fun things to do, but getting a brand new vacuum for more than 30 percent off feels like a downright party. While everyone is looking for the best Instant Pot deals to devour
A community activist who has pushed for more police transparency said Monday that he’s asked Chicago police for the body camera footage from all the officers at the scene where one of them fatally shot a black man over the weekend. William Calloway said a brief video released by police showing the view from one officer’s body camera does not answer crucial questions, starting with the reasons the officers approached 37-year-old Harith Augustus on Saturday afternoon just before he was shot. Calloway also said that a police spokesman’s explanation that the Augustus was “exhibiting characteristics of an armed person” does not justify stopping someone in a city and state where it is legal to carry a concealed weapon.
The ongoing Kīlauea volcano eruptions in Hawaii have led to the formation of a tiny, new piece of land made of lava on the Fissure 8 ocean entry's northernmost part, according to the United States Geological Survey's Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO). The HVO announced on Friday that during a morning overflight, its field crew observed that the land formation oozed lava similar to the lava that oozed from the broad flow front along the coastline. The land formation, which was initially considered to be an island, is estimated to be a few meters off the shore and about 6-9 meters (20-30 feet) in diameter, the HVO reported.