Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is exploiting a rocky day for the Democratic National Committee to reach out to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters who feel their candidate didn’t get a fair shake in the primaries. On Friday, just days before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails that suggest DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other party leaders preferred presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over Sanders — despite repeated claims of impartiality.
The North Miami police officer who shot an unarmed black man earlier this week was actually aiming for the autistic man in his care, according to the local police union’s leader. John Rivera, president of Dade County Police Benevolent Association, said the officers on the scene thought the autistic man’s toy was a gun and that he intended to harm Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist at a nearby assisted-living home. “Many officers thought the white male had a firearm.
A hospital in Libya's second city Benghazi said Friday it had received the bodies of 14 people killed execution-style, in what the UN envoy said was a "war crime". The unidentified bodies were found Thursday and brought to the Benghazi Medical Centre by members of the Red Crescent, a doctor at the facility told AFP. UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler denounced the killings, branding them a "war crime" in a message posted on his Twitter account.
The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down a state law requiring parental notification for girls under age 18 seeking abortions, agreeing with pro-abortion rights advocates that the mandate approved by voters in 2010 was unconstitutional. Justice Daniel Winfree, writing for the majority, said the court was not deciding whether abortions should be available to minors without restrictions but that the abortion notification law violated Alaska's constitutional equal protection provisions giving the same rights to all Alaskans. "I believe that the Alaska Constitution permits a parental notification law, but not one that contains provisions that are among the most restrictive of any state's notification laws," she wrote.
By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's government denounced leading independence war veterans as traitors on Saturday for an unprecedented attack on ageing President Robert Mugabe and vowed to identify its unnamed authors and put them on trial. Mugabe abruptly cancelled a hastily arranged news conference on Friday evening meant to respond to the veterans. War veterans have accused her of having too much influence over her 92-year-old husband.
Extremely dry conditions in California caused yet another fire this week, with a fire in Santa Clarita burning a path through 5,500 acres this weekend. Wildfire experts say that this unusual fire behavior can likely be attributed to continued heat and dry conditions. “It is unusual to see a fire grow this quickly,” fire ecology and management expert Max Moritz of the University of California, Berkeley, tells The Christian Science Monitor by phone.
The pilot who flew missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which is believed to have gone off route and crashed in the Indian Ocean, conducted a simulation of a similar path just weeks prior, New York magazine reported. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the highly respected airman at the helm of the plane, used an elaborate home-built flight simulator to steer himself over the Strait of Malacca and into the remote southern Indian ocean, a course with striking resemblance to the route MH370 is believed to have taken. The finding, which casts a shadow of suspicion over the 53-year-old pilot, was published Friday by New York magazine, which obtained a confidential document from Malaysian police investigating the incident.
A University of Florida linebacker who also works security at a popular bar in Gainesville reportedly helped stop a sexual assault that was taking place behind the bar around 2 a.m. Thursday morning. Cristian Garcia, a junior from Miami, was taking out the trash when he saw a man and woman by the dumpsters. Garcia told First Coast News that he thought they were just having sex at first, but then noticed that the woman was not moving.
Democratic politicians swiftly condemned Donald Trump’s Republican nomination acceptance speech on Thursday at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as peddling prejudice and paranoia without offering any real solutions to the problems facing the United States. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, excoriated the real estate tycoon’s vision for the country before the night came to a close.
The mother of an autistic Florida man caught in the controversy surrounding the shooting of his caretaker is speaking out. What's more, Gladys Soto, whose son Amaldo Eliud Rios Soto was the man beside unarmed mental health worker Charles Kinsey when he was shot in the leg by police, says her son is traumatized. Soto, 60, told the Miami Herald that her son wandered off from his group him recently, as he did the dad Kinsey was shot, and planted himself in the same spot in North Miami road.
More than his security forces, what saved Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the coup attempt was the extraordinary devotion the charismatic strongman inspires among his followers. In the tense hours when rebel troops attacked with fighter jets and tanks, and commandos were closing in on him, Erdogan called directly on the Turkish people to resist the mutineers. Using the social media he previously despised, and sometimes blocked, he mobilised the citizens who confronted and stopped the plotters.
Puerto Rico's governor announced Friday that he will not authorize aerial spraying with the insecticide naled to fight an increase in Zika cases as U.S. health officials have urged. Instead, Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said he will support the spraying of Bti, an organic larvicide. Zika can cause microcephaly, a rare defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and brain damage.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday a bill to require anyone planning to build a homemade firearm to first obtain a serial number for the weapon and submit to a background check, his office said in a statement. The law bans the manufacture and possession of a home-made gun unless the builder first obtains a serial number from the Department of Justice and demonstrates that he or she is not prohibited by law from owning a firearm, such as due to a felony conviction, Cooper's office said. Representatives from the National Rifle Association and the California Rifle & Pistol Association did not immediately return calls to seeking comment.
“There is no argument, on current evidence, for a safe level of drinking with respect to cancer,” Jennie Connor, the author and a professor of epidemiology at Otago University in New Zealand, wrote in the analysis, published Thursday in the scientific journal Addiction. Connor’s report found there is strong evidence that alcohol causes cancer of the liver, colon, rectum, esophagus, larynx, pharynx and female breast. “Alcohol consumption is one of the most important known risk factors for human cancer and potentially one of the most avoidable factors, but it is increasing worldwide,” the authors of that study wrote.
The birds lead the way to hidden beehives, which are camouflaged among high tree branches. The tribesmen crack open the hives and share the sweet spoils of victory with their bird friends. For ages people have trained dogs, birds, horses, and other creatures to help us out in various ways.
BMW has unveiled a special M5 Competition Edition. Dubbed the ‘ultimate’ version of the German automaker’s mid-size sedan, it is a limited edition 592bhp RWD monster which we believe the company has unveiled to bring the fight to the soon-to-be-launched Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. In BMW parlance, Competition means better than the best which in the larger scheme of things means this is a high performance version of a high performance car.
Trump campaign surrogate Pam Bondi reacts to Kaine pick
The 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland had all the ingredients for a perfect storm of violent protests and mass arrests, but it never happened. The protesters who did show were largely law abiding. “We were prepared for anything and everything that showed up here in Cleveland,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told TIME as he stood with more than a hundred officers outside the Quicken Loans Arena.
The remains of a college student whose disappearance several days ago prompted a search in Ohio are believed to be found, authorities said Saturday. Investigators looking for Sierah Joughin found the remains Friday evening in an area near a rural county road, Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller said. An autopsy has yet to be completed, but authorities said they expect to make a positive identification on the remains through DNA or fingerprints in the next few days.
Hillary Clinton said she's "thrilled" with her newly named running mate, but Senator Tim Kaine himself may not agree. In fact, the former Virginia governor, who will soon officially become the Democratic party's vice presidential nominee, once called himself straight up boring.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will convene her security council Saturday to address the deadly shooting rampage in Munich, her chief of staff Peter Altmaier said. "The cabinet ministers concerned are on their way to Berlin," he added. Beyond the chancellor and her chief of staff, the German security council includes the ministers for foreign affairs, defence and interior affairs as well as other top officials.
The 17-year-old asylum-seeker who wounded train passengers in an ax attack claimed by Islamic State tried to destroy his SIM card and internal mobile phone storage, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has said investigations suggested he was a "lone wolf" who had been spurred into action by Islamic State propaganda. Citing security sources, the magazine said investigators had been able to attribute two Facebook profiles to the attacker and the information on those filled several thousand pages.
A California community is in disbelief and mourning the loss of a 13-year-old girl who police say was killed by her 14-year-old brother.
Since its release in the United States, Pokémon Go players have gotten into all sorts of accidents. Oh, and they’ve been shot at as well. Pokémon Go mishaps aren’t just a problem stateside, now with the release of the game in Japan, Nippon is giving us a run for our money when it comes to Pokémon Go buffoonery. The safety guide which was tweeted two days before the release of the game in Japan tells trainers tips they should know before hunting Pokémon such as “not meeting up with strangers”, “not to enter dangerous areas”, and “don’t walk and use your phone.” Although the tips are helpful, it is technically very difficult to not walk and play Pokémon Go. You actually need to walk to play, but clearly trainers should walk and be aware of their surroundings.