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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to protect them. Speaking at a security conference in Moscow, Shoigu restated Russia's view that the strike -- which Washington conducted in response to what it said was a deadly chemical weapons attack by Syrian government forces -- was "a crude violation of international law." U.S. officials said at the time that they had informed Russian forces ahead of the strikes.
The body of a 1½-year-old girl was found at a "deplorable" northern Illinois home that she and her mother shared with squatters after her mother reluctantly allowed detectives inside to search and a day after she reported her daughter missing, authorities said Thursday. Will County Sheriff's Department Deputy Chief Rick Ackerson said during a news conference that Semaj Crosby's death was "suspicious," but that an autopsy is not yet complete. Ackerson said the investigation was hindered by the girl's mother's refusal until late Wednesday night to allow authorities to search the house in Joliet, about 40 miles southwest of Chicago.
It appears Donald Trump won’t achieve his campaign promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare before his first 100 days in office, as members of Congress direct their attention to averting a government shutdown. The White House has been scrambling to pass a revised health care bill since their first effort crashed and burned. Mr Trump ordered the White House-backed Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA) to be pulled from a House vote last month, after it became obvious there were not enough votes to pass it.
Iraqi paramilitary troops fire toward Islamic State militants during a battle on the outskirts of the ancient city of Hatra, near Mosul, Iraq; the robes of Pope Francis are blown over his head by a gust of wind as he delivers his homily during the weekly
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What could have been the biggest rabbit in the world died on a United Airlines flight. Simon, a 4-foot 4-inch rabbit, died in the cargo section of a United Airlines flight bound from the U.K. to the U.S., the Telegraph reported Wednesday. The day the
UPDATE: This story has been changed to reflect the fact that Tesla has started rolling out an update to Model S and Model X cars that includes automatic emergency braking. Consumer Reports lowered the ratings of two Tesla vehicles because the automaker had not enabled the new models with the automatic emergency braking safety feature it said would come as standard. The previous Model S and Model X came with functioning AEB as standard.
Until recently, it seemed that we would be able to manage global warming-induced sea level rise through the end of the century. This has scientists increasingly worried that the consensus sea level rise estimates are too conservative. With sea level rise, as with other climate impacts, the uncertainties tend to skew toward the more severe end of the scale.
While Sheryl Sandberg and her mother-in-law, Paula Goldberg, were cleaning out Dave Goldberg’s closet after he passed away, Goldberg said something that stunned Sandberg. "You are not only going to live, but you are going to get remarried one day — and I am going to be there to celebrate with you," she said.
Syria accused Israel of firing several missiles Thursday at a military position near Damascus airport, triggering a huge explosion and prompting a call from regime ally Russia for restraint. The Israeli military later said it shot down "a target" over the occupied Golan Heights neighbouring Syria, although it was unclear whether the two incidents were linked. Israel has carried out multiple air strikes in Syria since the country's civil war erupted in 2011, most of which it has said targeted arms convoys or warehouses of its Lebanese arch-foe Hezbollah, which is a key supporter of the Syrian regime.
A plan by Arkansas to execute an inmate was delayed on Thursday as the U.S. Supreme Court heard last-minute appeals from the man convicted of murdering a cheerleader, who then escaped from prison and killed two other people before being captured again. The state, which had not held an execution in 12 years until this month, has already put three inmates to death since April 20. It had planned to execute Kenneth Williams, 38, by lethal injection at 7 p.m. CDT (0000 GMT) at its Cummins Unit prison. Arkansas had initially planned to execute eight inmates in 11 days in April, the most of any state in as short a period since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.
A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries. The incident happened Monday as the vessel attempted to draw closer to the USS Mahan despite the destroyer trying to turn away from it, said Lt. Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman for the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet. The "Mahan made several attempts to contact the Iranian vessel by bridge-to-bridge radio, issuing warning messages and twice sounding the internationally recognized danger signal of five short blasts with the ship's whistle, as well as deploying a flare to determine the Iranian vessel's intentions," McConnaughey said in a statement to The Associated Press.
An army veteran and her boyfriend have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after a video of the pair emerged apparently showing them tying a service dog to a tree and shooting it five times. Marinna Rollins, 23, was arrested on Tuesday in North Carolina. Rollins and Heng apparently filmed themselves as they tied up a pitbull named Camboui in a wooded area in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and allegedly shot it at close range five times with a rifle.
Search teams are desperately looking for a baby girl who disappeared while playing outside her Illinois home, authorities said. One-year-old Semaj Crosby was with a group of about a dozen kids gathered in the yard of a Joliet subdivision. The toddler’s parents were outside working on their car.
UPDATE: 2:59 p.m. EDT – Despite earlier confirmed reports, KIRO 7 News reported that there was no active shooter at Hawkins Middle School Wednesday. The Mason County Sheriff's office confirmed officers from multiple agencies were on scene at Hawkins Middle School in Washington and were clearing the school. The sheriff's office said it had not found any injuries. UPDATE: 2:50 p.m. EDT – Hawkins Middle School in Washington remained on lockdown following an active shooter situation, Mason County Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling told local KIRO 7 News Wednesday.
The flagging U.S. probes into the Trump administration’s ties to the Kremlin are about to get an injection of fresh blood. Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats have tapped April Doss, a former NSA lawyer, to join the committee’s investigation of Russia’s intervention in the U.S. election. Meanwhile, Rod Rosenstein, who was confirmed as deputy attorney general on Tuesday, will take the reins of the Justice Department’s sprawling probe into Trump’s Russia ties and Kremlin meddling.
Weeks after firing host Bill O’Reilly amid allegations of sexual harassment, Fox News is under fire once again for accusations of racial discrimination. Eleven current and former Fox News employees have filed a lawsuit alleging that Fox employees engaged in “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination” and created a workplace “more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment". The case, which started with two former payroll employees, made headlines this week with the addition of former Fox and Friends co-host Kelly Williams.
A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world's most baleful ghost towns. Once home to some 50,000 people whose lives were connected to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Pripyat was hastily evacuated one day after a reactor at the plant 3 kilometers (2 miles) away exploded on April 26, 1986. As such, it's become a tourist destination, alluring to those whose bucket-list includes a taste of danger.
Nine democracy protesters were arrested in Hong Kong Thursday over an anti-Beijing rally in the latest swoop by police as activists say they are being persecuted. Concerns are growing that the semi-autonomous city's freedoms are under threat from Beijing, fuelling calls from some groups for greater autonomy or even a complete split from China. Pro-independence activists Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung were arrested and charged Wednesday over causing chaos in the legislature after being barred from taking up their seats as lawmakers last year.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - With the prospect looming of a Middle East peace initiative by a new U.S. administration more sympathetic to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to turn the screw on the Hamas group that has kept Gaza out of his control for a decade. Abbas's Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday told Israel it would no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory, whose 2 million people already endure blackouts for much of the day. Israel does not engage directly with Hamas, regarding the Islamist group as a terrorist organization.
Just a week after an American man Steve Stephens murdered a 74-year-old man in Cleveland on Facebook Live, another man of Thai origin, named Wuttisan Wongtalay, killed his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Viewers could access the horrific video on Wongtalay's Facebook page for about 24 hours before it was removed from the website, reports said. "This is an appalling incident and our hearts go out to the family of the victim," a Singapore-based Facebook spokesman said in an email to Reuters.
A Florida teen has been arrested after his 13-year-old sister was found dead with a gunshot to the head this week. Santiago frantically called 911 to say he'd accidentally shot his sister in their Florida City home, cops told WSVN. Santiago's stepfather, Vernon Williams, became emotional as he described to reporters the moments that followed Tedra's untimely death.
According to several independent reports from insiders in South Korea, Samsung expects the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to be its best-selling smartphones of all time. Considering how much buzz Samsung managed to stir up despite its Note 7 debacle, and considering how incredibly impressive the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ are, the company’s supposed 60 million unit target could be well within reach. Samsung on Thursday announced its audited first-quarter earnings, and they were nothing short of explosive.
The White House says President Donald Trump did not attend the entire meeting with senators who gathered to discuss the crisis in North Korea. An administration official says Trump attended only the first five minutes of the meeting. The meeting lasted about one hour and discussed various financial and military options available for pressuring North Korea to end its nuclear program.