Sen. Tim Kaine called Hillary Clinton his soulmate on Saturday, in his first appearance as her vice presidential pick in front of a crowd of 5,000 at Florida International University. The presumptive Democratic nominee introduced Kaine as “everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not” and a “progressive who likes to get things done,” before taking a seat behind him and beaming as he introduced himself to the crowd. “For many of you, this is the first time you’ve ever heard my name,” Kaine said.
A mayor, a town councilman, two other town employees and a local resident were shot to death Saturday in the conflict-ridden indigenous town of San Juan Chamula, in southern Mexico. San Juan Chamula is known for its colorful religious practices mixing Catholic and indigenous traditions. Prosecutors in southern Chiapas state said a crowd of about 35 people demanded to speak with the mayor in the town square Saturday morning about funding for public works.
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.
This week, the Democrats meet in Philadelphia for their national convention. And in its history as a convention host, the City of Brotherly Love has witnessed its share of controversy. The 1900 convention introduced Teddy Roosevelt as VP Philadelphia
British holidaymakers spent hours sweating in their cars as 15-hour queues snaked back from the port of Dover on Sunday due to heightened entry checks by French border police. Stationary vehicles tailed back up to 12 miles (19 kilometres) inland from Dover, on England's southeastern tip. Dover is Britain's main ferry port to continental Europe, with Calais in northeastern France 21 miles (33 kilometres) away across the Channel.
Four people were killed in a traffic accident involving a Dallas Cowboys bus, according to WFAA.com. No one on the Cowboys or associated with the organization was killed, but four people in another vehicle died in the crash that took place on U.S. 93 near Dolan Springs, Arizona. The Arizona Department of Public Safety did not confirm a number of fatalities, according to the story.
A shooting at a Texas apartment complex on Saturday left four people dead including the suspected shooter, police said. Vicky Steffanic said at a news briefing that the dead were one man, two women and a child.
Seventeen people were injured on Saturday when a ferry crossing the Hudson River from Manhattan hit the dock it was approaching in Jersey City, authorities said. The New York Waterway ferry, with 57 passengers, had left from Manhattan's World Financial Center and was approaching the dock in Jersey City when it made what officials called a hard landing.
A Florida air conditioning repairman is facing attempted homicide charges after police say he beat a woman while on a house call. Dotto was reportedly at the residence as an employee of a repair company when cops say the assault occurred at about 5:30 p.m.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced her resignation on Sunday afternoon, just hours before she was set to bang the gavel to open the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. The Florida congresswoman, who is close to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, became the first, but likely not the last, casualty of the leak of 20,000 DNC emails on Friday afternoon. The leaked emails appear to show the DNC plotting against Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, who launched a spirited primary battle to wrest from Clinton leadership of a party he had for years refused to join, until late last year, when he did in order to run for president.
The sun sets over a forest that is shrouded in smoke from a wildfire in Russia; people dance as they participate in the annual Gay Pride parade in Berlin; and the father of a victim shows a picture of his son near the Olympia shopping center in Munich
Thomas Sutherland, a teacher was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed in 1991 and returned home to become professor emeritus at Colorado State University, has died. Sutherland died in Fort Collins on Friday at the age of 85, according to Colorado State University. Sutherland was one of a number of Americans in Lebanon — including Associated Press bureau chief Terry Anderson — who were kidnapped by terrorist groups in the 1980s.
The Dallas Police Department has seen job applications surge threefold following the mass shooting that killed five officers earlier this month. The department received 467 job applications in the 12 days after the July 7 shooting, Reuters reported on Friday, citing city officials. At a press conference last week, Dallas Police Chief David Brown asked people to “become a part of the solution” and apply for a job.
Yahoo is near a deal to sell its core online assets, ending a 20-year run as an independent company for one of the most storied names on the internet. Media reports said Yahoo, which introduced many users around the world to the internet, was close to selling its main assets for $5 billion. The online news site Re/Code reported that telecom giant Verizon had emerged as the buyer unless another bidder boosted the price.
In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Monday granted liberty to a rape survivor to terminate her 24-week-old abnormal foetus. The 26-year-old had challenged the constitutional validity of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act that which prohibits termination of pregnancy after 20 weeks even if there is a fatal risk to the mother and foetus. A medical board was set up at King Edward Memorial College and Hospital in Mumbai on Friday to examine the condition of an alleged rape survivor who wanted to abort her foetus.
Thousands of homes remained evacuated Sunday as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons, and authorities said a burned body was found in one neighborhood swept by the flames. Firefighters have been working a fire up and down ridgelines since Friday that has blackened 31-square miles of brush on the edge of Santa Clarita and the Angeles National Forest. About 300 miles up the coast, crews were battling another blaze across 10-square miles north of the majestic Big Sur region.
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It has now been over two years of theories, false leads, heartbreak, and investigation since the Malaysian Airlines flight 370 mysteriously vanished off the radar during a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard. The March 2014 disappearance kicked off a multinational search effort, which initially ranged from China southward toward Australia. As the hope of finding survivors waned, the importance of locating the aircraft and finding answers to what, or who, was responsible for the disappearance waxed.
By Amanda Becker and John Whitesides MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tim Kaine made his first appearance on the campaign trail as Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate on Saturday, touting an optimistic view of America and leaping to attack Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's record. Joining Clinton at a rally in the battleground state of Florida, the bilingual Kaine peppered Spanish-language phrases into a speech focused on introducing himself to voters unfamiliar with the low-key U.S. senator from Virginia. Kaine criticized Trump's recent suggestion he might not honor U.S. security commitments to NATO in Europe, and the real estate mogul's history of casino bankruptcies and founding the failed Trump University.
China's state broadcaster CCTV shows footage of a tiger attacking a woman at a Beijing wildlife park. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet, who died when his car was bombed in Ukraine, has been buried in his hometown of Minsk, Belarus. Sheremet, who once was imprisoned in Belarus, where independent media are under consistent pressure from the authoritarian government, had moved to Ukraine two years ago after several years in Russia, seeing Ukraine as having a more free media environment.
An abandoned German hospital which treated Adolf Hitler had been left to decay since 1994 when the last patients left. Beelitz-Heilsttten admitted wounded German soldiers during the First and Second World Wars, including future Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in 1916. The original grandeur of the 19th century hospital is still striking despite paint peeling from every ceiling and wall. Urban-obsessed photographer, 29-year-old Roman from The Netherlands crept around the complex before work started on renovating the buildings. The hospital in Brandenburg, Germany was designed by the countrys best architects of the time to house 600 elderly patients separated by gender. (Caters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 15 people in a Shiite area of northern Baghdad on Sunday, security and medical officials said. The bombing, which struck near a checkpoint in the Kadhimiyah area, home to a major Shiite shrine, also wounded at least 29 people, the officials said. An IS suicide bomber struck shoppers in Baghdad's central Karrada district earlier this month, killing 292 people.
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady, who face charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, confessed to U.S. agents after being arrested in November to being involved in the drug scheme, newly-filed court records state. Details of the confessions by Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas, 30, and Efrain Antonio Campo Flores, 29, were contained in documents U.S. prosecutors filed late on Friday in a Manhattan federal court. The papers include summaries of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration interviews conducted on a Nov. 10 flight to New York from Haiti, where authorities had arrested the two nephews of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's wife, Cilia Flores.
With some of the summer's hottest temperatures so far scorching much of America, police say one Arkansas woman made the decision to leave her infant daughter in the car while she ate pizza. Officer Keith Baggett said in his report that Reeder told him the baby was sleeping when she arrived to the restaurant and she decided to leave the her in the car. Police forwarded their report to the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Hotline for a possible investigation.