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“Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for Women to March,” Trump wrote Saturday. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. “Who wants to tell him?” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) responded wryly.
When Joelle Casteix heard Pope Francis accuse sex abuse victims in Chile of slander, the pontiff’s words hit close to home. “The day someone brings me proof against Bishop Barros, then I will talk,” Francis said during a papal trip to Chile, according to The New York Times. “But there is not one single piece of evidence. Casteix, a California native and advocate for abuse victims, knows what it’s like to share a vulnerable story of sexual abuse and to have that story questioned.
A Republican tasked with fighting against sexual harassment in Congress secretly settled a misconduct complaint filed against him by a former aide, The New York Times first reported Saturday. According to the report, Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.), a member of the House Ethics Committee and married father of three, expressed interest in the personal life of a female aide who was decades younger than him. Meehan eventually attempted to pursue a romantic relationship with the aide and became hostile when she rejected his advances, the Times said.
Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget at the White House. In both spots, he's been at the center of a government shutdown. Then a congressman, Mulvaney was among a faction on the hard right that bullied GOP leaders into a shutdown confrontation by insisting on lacing a must-pass spending bill with provisions designed to cripple President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
Rachel Maddow reports that two of the U.S. Navy commanders involved in the deadly ship collisions last year are being charged with negligent homicide among other charges.
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least 18 people, most of them foreigners, sparking a 12-hour battle with Afghan forces backed by Norwegian troops that left terrified guests scrambling to escape. Several Ukrainians were among those killed in the Taliban-claimed assault on the six-storey Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital, Ukrainian foreign ministry official Vasyl Kyrylych confirmed to AFP, adding that more information would be released Monday. Afghan interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said 14 foreigners were among the dead, but did not specify their nationalities, in comments to Afghanistan’s Tolo News hours after the overnight attack that ended Sunday.
A vast but sparsely populated country wedged between Russia and China, Kazakhstan came under the rule of its northern neighbour as Russia and Britain jostled for control of Central Asia in the Great Game. This became especially concerning after Russian state media, which remain popular in Kazakhstan, helped whip up Russian-speaking separatists to fight government forces in Ukraine in 2014. In April, Kazakhstan's president of 27 years, Nursultan Nazarbayev, ordered the government to prepare a new Kazakh alphabet based on Latin characters and ditch the one based on Russia's Cyrillic script, which the Soviets implemented in 1940.
Last year, New York City saw hundreds of thousands of protesters spill into the streets of Manhattan for the Women’s March. In Washington, D.C., half a million came out. Across the country and world, women took a stand. And they had some pretty great
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday a military operation in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region had begun after cross-border shelling by the Turkish army. Turkey's army said on Saturday it hit shelters and hideouts used by militants from three groups - the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), PYD and YPG, after militants fired on Turkish positions inside Turkey. Manbij will follow," Erdogan said.
The atmosphere was that of a New Orleans funeral — a mix of high spirits and deep mourning, interspersed with marching bands and a smattering of costumes. Diane Carlson and Roseanne Ryan took a train from Stony Brook University at 7:40 a.m. and headed for the hotel room they had booked in Manhattan for that night. There would have been a picture too — of the Statue of Liberty kicking Donald Trump with her boot — but they forgot to pack it, and once at the march they decided that was for the best.
New Zealand successfully launched a rocket into orbit on Sunday, becoming the 11th country to achieve the feat. Rocket Lab, a California-based aerospace manufacturer, fired the unmanned Electron rocket from Māhia Peninsula on Sunday.
David and Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to a combined 75 total counts, including charges of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.
The Philippines said Sunday that it won't get embroiled in a fresh spat between the U.S. and China involving Beijing's protest of an American warship passing near a Chinese-controlled shoal also claimed by the Philippines. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said that "the United States can take care of its own interest" and added "we do not wish to be part of a U.S.-China intramural" in the disputed South China Sea. The Chinese government on Saturday accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near Scarborough Shoal to promote freedom of navigation in the disputed waters.
Tourists vacationing in Jamaica have been warned to stay on their resorts after a recent spell of violence in Montego Bay. St. James Parish, which includes the popular vacation destination, has seen an uptick in violent crime lately, leading authorities to declare a state of emergency, impose a temporary curfew and increase military presence in the area. Major General Rocky Meade, Jamaica’s chief of defense staff, said the soldiers are targeting gang members, with a “particular focus on those that are responsible for murders, lotto scamming, trafficking of arms and guns and extortion,” Newsweek reports.
Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday unveiled the “pied pod,” a calzone-like dish stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella and ricotta. Pied pods were created in response to viral videos showing young people ingesting brightly colored Tide detergent pods. It’s not clear what sparked the trend, but poison control centers are already reporting that dozens of teenagers have intentionally exposed themselves to highly concentrated liquid detergent this year.
A young mother's remains have been recovered from debris after she went missing in California's tragic mudslides earlier this month. Nearly two weeks after cataclysmic rainfall turned mountainsides to liquid, Faviola Benitez Calderon's body was found with the help of search dogs, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Benitez Calderon was just 28.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday he wasn’t planning on leaving Congress any time soon, but he also didn’t disclose whether he will serve another term in the House of Representatives.There has been speculation Ryan could soon step aside as
By Nqobile Dludla JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Leaders of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC)met on Saturday to outline the party's program for the coming year amid reports that its executive planned to force Jacob Zuma to quit as the country's president. An ANC spokeswoman declined to comment on a report by broadcaster eNCA saying that its newly-elected National Executive Committee (NEC) had resolved to ask Zuma - whose presidency has been hit by corruption allegations - to resign. If Zuma refused, he would be forced to step down by the party's six-strong leadership group, eNCA said.
Donald Trump has officially completed one full year as president, and holy moly what a year it’s been. There’s no better indicator of the bizarre day-to-day developments of President Trump’s first year in office than reading the wonderful chyrons, the headline captions you see at the bottom of your screen during a news broadcast.
With just three students left attending high school here, junior Kimberly Taylor moves from one empty classroom to the next, taking mostly online classes or studying alone. Mountains surround picturesque Rochester, a 25-minute drive from the nearest big town.
France on Sunday called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council as fighting escalated in Syria, pressing Turkey to halt its offensive against the Kurdish militia who have been battling jihadists.
Former Texan neighbours of David and Louise Turpin, the American couple whose 13 children were discovered chained and malnourished last week, have described a previous home littered with faeces, dead animals and a makeshift classroom.
The navy can contribute to a joint or multinational campaign that destroys the Northern regime or its armed forces. How can the U.S. Navy destroy North Korea should Washington give the word? What the navy can do is contribute to a joint or multinational campaign that destroys the Northern regime or its armed forces.
Read all about it!A photo-editing battle has erupted over this somewhat unsettling snap of President Donald Trump’s face on a stack of German newspapers:PsBattle: Trump screaming in a stack of newspapers from photoshopbattlesThe viral image was
Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh on Sunday called for extending cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers beyond 2018 after a deal to shore up crude prices. This is the first time OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia explicitly calls for extending a 2016 deal between oil producers to cut back production to combat a global oil glut.