In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, the former president counters many of President Trump's policies without ever speaking his name.'An eloquent rebuke' »
On ABC’s “This Week,” White House national security adviser John Bolton tried to put a positive spin on the indictments stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, a probe that Trump has called a “rigged witch hunt” and bad for the U.S. “I would say in fact it strengthens his hand,” Bolton said.
Chicago police have released footage of officers approaching 37-year-old Harith Augustus before he was fatally shot on Saturday.
A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders. The Justice Department on Friday filed a plan to reunify more than 2,500 children age 5 and older by a court-imposed deadline of July 26 using "truncated" procedures to verify parentage and perform background checks, which exclude DNA testing and other steps it took to reunify children under 5. The administration said the abbreviated vetting puts children at significant safety risk but is needed to meet the deadline.
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.
Undercover and tactical officers were following a person of interest in the murder of a university student when suddenly and unexpectedly he fired on them with a rifle, according to police in Kansas City, Missouri. This was the first time we laid eyes on him," Police Chief Rick Smith told reporters near the scene. A few minutes later, the suspect fled from a home where he had been hiding and again exchanged gunfire with police, whereupon he was shot, taken into custody, and declared dead by the Kansas City Fire Department, police said.
A California official says the body of a firefighter killed during a wildfire near Yosemite National Park won't be retrieved until at least Monday. Heavy fire equipment operator Braden Varney was driving a bulldozer when he died Saturday. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Deputy Chief Scott McLean says Varney's body is in a precarious location in steep terrain and conditions are too dangerous to allow crews to get close Sunday.
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.
Former US president Barack Obama will deliver a speech to a crowd of 15,000 people in South Africa on Tuesday as the centrepiece of celebrations marking 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth. Obama has made relatively few public appearances since leaving the White House in 2017, but he has often credited Mandela for being one of the great inspirations in his life. Mandela, who died in 2013, remains a global icon for his long struggle against white-minority apartheid rule and for his message of peace and reconciliation after being freed following 27 years in prison.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - A ceasefire largely held on Sunday along a tense Gaza-Israel border on Sunday following a day of fierce fighting, but Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defenses in case hostilities resume. Israel carried out dozens of air strikes in Gaza on Saturday, killing two teenage boys, and militants fired more than 100 rockets across the border, wounding three people in a southern Israeli town. The ceasefire, the second between Israel and Gaza's dominant Hamas Islamists to be brokered by Egypt this year after a previous day-long flare-up in May, came into force late on Saturday.
The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. What Trump wants from Russia has long been one of the great mysteries of his presidency.The president
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A couple on a camping trip found a missing Oregon woman who had survived for nearly a week after her car went over a cliff in coastal California, authorities said. Chelsea and Chad Moore were hiking near Big Sur on Friday when they spotted a Jeep Liberty at the bottom of a 200-foot (60-meter) coastal bluff, the Sacramento Bee reports. About 30 minutes later they located the driver, Angela Hernandez, who was injured but stable.
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.
The suspect, whose name has not been released, had been identified as a person of interest in the slaying of Sharath Koppu and officers had him under surveillance, according to police. Koppu, 25, was a master’s degree student from India who was studying at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Koppu was shot on July 6 during an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Kansas City where he worked.
By Hyonhee Shin and Daphne Psaledakis SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that talks on Sunday between U.S. and North Korean officials to discuss the return of remains of U.S. service members killed in the 1950-53 Korean War "resulted in firm commitments" and that there would be a follow-up meeting on Monday. It was the first time in nine years that U.S. and North Korean generals held talks. The two sides met on the inter-Korean border and agreed to resume joint field activities to search for the remains of Americans missing from the war, Pompeo said in a statement.
A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday killed three people and injured 24 others, some critically, authorities said. One of the people killed was in a car that struck a pickup truck from behind around 2 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 25 just north of Bernalillo, about 18 miles (29 kilometers) north of Albuquerque, Sandoval County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Keith Elder said.
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.
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A Russian gun-rights activist who developed close relations with leaders of the National Rifle Association as well as conservative activists working with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was arraigned Monday on charges she conspired to influence American politics on behalf of the Russian government. Maria Butina, 29, who founded the Russian gun group “The Right to Bear Arms” and worked as the executive assistant to a top official of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, was arrested Sunday by the FBI in Washington, D.C., where she had been living. The charges allege that she visited the United States in 2015 and 2016 for the purposes of acting “as an agent” of the Russia, according to a criminal complaint released by the U.S. Justice Department on Monday afternoon, a few hours after President Trump and Russian President Putin met in Helsinki.
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By Francesca Landini MILAN/BERLIN (Reuters) - Italy will allow some migrants to disembark in Sicily from two ships which picked up 450 asylum seekers from an overcrowded boat, Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday on TV channel RaiNews24. The minister's comments came after Germany, France and Malta pledged to host in total 150 migrants from the two ships, responding to a request for help by Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday. Conte said in a tweet on Sunday that Spain and Portugal had also promised to accept 50 asylum seekers each.
Emmanuel Macron celebrated France's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final with his own animated display of patriotism. The French president was seen wildly gesticulating from the VIP area in the stands next to a more subdued Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader, and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Croatia's president. Before embracing the players after the final whistle - and opting to kiss 19-year-old goalscorer Kylian Mbappé on the head - Mr Macron was pictured pumping his fists in the air as he looked down on the packed Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
The incident went viral after Chicago resident Camilla Hudson wrote about it on Facebook.
Chicago police on Sunday released body camera footage of officers shooting dead a black man as he reached for his concealed handgun, hoping to quell two days of violent and peaceful protests that had branded the incident a case of police brutality. The shooting on Saturday triggered violent clashes that night and more peaceful protests on Sunday in the latest in a string of U.S. police killings that have at times sparked nationwide demonstrations. Chicago had its own high-profile case leading to unrest in the 2014 police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was holding a knife and shot dead as he walked away from police.
The Israeli military lifted its restrictions along the Gaza border Sunday, indicating it had accepted an Egypt-mediated cease-fire that ended a 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas militants that had threatened to devolve into all-out war. The military had shut down a popular beach and placed limitations on large gatherings as residents kept mostly close to home on Saturday amid dozens of rockets that were fired from Gaza. On Saturday, the military carried out its largest wave of airstrikes in Gaza since the 2014 war, hitting several Hamas military compounds and flattening a number of its training camps.