Karla Ortiz, an 11-year-old girl from Nevada, told the Democratic National Convention on Monday night that Hillary Clinton told her not to worry about her parents getting deported, because she would help. Ortiz, a U.S. citizen born in Las Vegas, was accompanied by her mother, Francisca Ortiz. Ortiz and Clinton met in February at a roundtable in Vegas, when the little girl told Clinton she was worried her parents would be deported.
A man condemned to die for killing a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion was resentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of release because the state abolished the death penalty. A state judge in New Haven resentenced Joshua Komisarjevsky to six consecutive life terms. "Obviously, your crimes were of the most extraordinary severity imaginable," Judge Jon Blue told Komisarjevsky.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ordered an investigation into the treatment of children in detention after the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) aired footage it obtained showing abuses by guards. Interviewed on ABC radio Tuesday, Turnbull said he was “deeply shocked — shocked and appalled by the images of mistreatment of children,” Reuters reports. ABC’s Four Corners program on Monday, entitled “Australia’s Shame,” broadcast CCTV footage from Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Darwin, in the country’s Northern Territory, shot between 2010 and 2014.
In court papers, lawyers for the student, Gavin Grimm, urged the Supreme Court to leave in place a lower court's order in favor of Grimm while the litigation goes on. The case is the first time the fight over transgender bathroom rights has reached the Supreme Court. Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued on behalf of Grimm to challenge the Gloucester County School Board's bathroom policy, which requires transgender students to use alternative restroom facilities.
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What began as a brush fire last Friday rapidly morphed into a raging blaze over the weekend, burning more than 33,000 acres and destroying at least 18 homes in Los Angeles County. Only about 10 percent of the wildfire was contained by Sunday night, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported. “All the experience we’ve had with fires is out the window,” John Tripp, the county’s deputy fire chief, told the Associated Press.
A Colorado man was driving his family to the airport for a surprise Disney vacation when cops say a suspected drunk driver demolished their plans. Ryan Bragazzi was taking his fiance and two daughters — ages 5 and 7 — to Denver International Airport last week when the surprise for the girls became a nightmare for the whole family. As the family sat in a traffic jam behind one crash reportedly caused by a DUI, police say the family's vehicle was struck from behind by another suspected drunk driver.
The reclusive cleric accused by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of orchestrating a failed coup, demanded Tuesday that the United States resist demands for his extradition from Pennsylvania. "Turkey's president is blackmailing the United States," preacher Fethullah Gulen wrote in a New York Times opinion piece. "His goal: to ensure my extradition, despite a lack of credible evidence and virtually no prospect for a fair trial.
An Autopiloted Tesla that fatally crashed in Florida in May was being driven at 74 in a 65 zone, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The crash has caused all sorts of debates, with some parties calling for Tesla to deactivate its Autopilot program, and the SEC investigating Tesla for securities fraud surrounding the crash. The NTSB report is a little short on most details.
Earlier today, ministers from the three nations responsible for finding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370-Australia, China, and Malaysia-announced that they would stop looking for the lost jet once the current 46,000-square-mile search zone is completed this fall.
Donald Trump used a Monday afternoon speech in Roanoke, Va., to torch a wide range of leading Democrats, including many who were getting ready for the first big day of the Democratic National Convention on Monday night. The Republican nominee started off this speech with an attack on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., who announced on Sunday that she would resign her position as chair of the Democratic National Committee. Wasserman Schultz’s announcement came after a damaging email leak revealed her organization had worked against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign during the Democratic primary.
Two ships brought 46 people to safety after they abandoned their sinking fishing boat and boarded life rafts off Alaska's Aleutian Islands. There were no reports of any injuries as the good Samaritan vessels rescued the crew members Tuesday evening, Coast Guard Petty Officer Lauren Steenson said. The ships then began a 13-hour voyage to port in Adak, Alaska.
Sgt. Craig Hutchinson of the Travis County Sheriff’s office used his police radio around 1:30 a.m. to report people were in his backyard. Investigators arriving moments later discovered Hutchinson’s body in his backyard in Round Rock, about 15 miles from Austin. Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton said at a news conference that no arrests have been made but that authorities are seeking multiple suspects.
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Spain has recorded the first case in Europe of a baby born with the microcephaly birth defect associated with the Zika virus, Spanish health authorities said on Monday. The mosquito-borne Zika virus has been linked to hundreds of cases of microcephaly. Spain had 190 known cases of Zika infections at the latest count, 189 of which resulted from traveling overseas and one was sexually transmitted.
Severe storms with lightning, heavy rain and strong winds rolled through Philadelphia during the Democratic convention Monday night, leading city officials to urge political protesters and rally attendees to seek shelter and organizers to recommend that media members evacuate a tent outside the arena. The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management urged those in FDR Park to seek shelter beneath an interstate underpass after the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm and flash flood warning for the city. The park near the Wells Fargo Center is one of the main protest sites and was filled with both Bernie Sanders supporters and those listening to Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein when the storm hit.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia on August 9 for his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin since Moscow and Ankara mended ties damaged by the downing of a Russian jet last year, Turkish officials said Tuesday. "The ambassador has informed us that our dear president (Erdogan) has confirmed that he will be in Saint Petersburg on the 9th (of August)," Russian news agencies quoted Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek as saying. An official in Turkey confirmed the date, saying that Erdogan and Putin had agreed to meet ahead of the G20 summit in China in September.
On Wednesday, Europe's Philae lander will come to the official end of its long goodbye from the surface of its comet speeding toward the distant reaches of our solar system. The Rosetta orbiter — circling Comet 67P — will stop listening out for Philae on the comet's surface on Wednesday, when mission controllers turn off Rosetta's instrument designed to receive a signal if Philae attempts to phone home. "No signal has been received by Rosetta from Philae since last July and earlier this year the lander was considered to be in a state of eternal hibernation," the European Space Agency said in a blog post.
A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death. When he was done, Kanagawa prefectural authorities said, 26-year-old Satoshi Uematsu had left dead or injured nearly a third of the almost 150 patients at the facility in a matter of 40 minutes in the early Tuesday attack. It is Japan’s deadliest mass killing in decades.
Just weeks after she started preparing opposition research files on Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort last spring, Democratic National Committee consultant Alexandra Chalupa got an alarming message when she logged into her personal Yahoo email account. Chalupa — who had been drafting memos and writing emails about Manafort’s connection to pro-Russian political leaders in Ukraine — quickly alerted top DNC officials.
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is very high on our list of future vehicles we're excited to drive, and it's probably on yours too. Everyone loved the big, goofy, angry last-generation Raptor, and this one appears to be even more ridiculous. It'll also be rather affordable, if this pricing document just discovered on Ford's fleet sales website can be believed.
There has been a lot of talk lately about the role that brain training can play in lowering the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Now, in the most rigorous study to date, researchers compared different types of cognitive training head to head and report that a speed-processing-based training can indeed lower rates of cognitive decline and dementia. The researchers were led by Jerri Edwards, from the University of South Florida, and the results were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association annual meeting on Sunday.
A Connecticut convict on death row for killing a mom and her two daughters during a violent 2007 home invasion has been resentenced to life in prison following a ruling that the death penalty is unconstitutional. Joshua Komisarjevsky, 35, was resentenced to six consecutive life sentences without the possibility of release Tuesday, making him the third death row prisoner to be spared lethal injection after the state Supreme Court’s ruling last year that it was in violation of state's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Hayes and Komisarjevsky tied up and tortured the family as they tore through their home in search of cash and valuables, prosecutors said during their trials.
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Dutch men and Latvian women are the planet's tallest people but Iranian men and South Korean women have grown the fastest in the last century, according to the largest ever study of height around the world. Americans, once among the world's tallest people, have dropped from having men and women at 3rd and 4th in the global height rankings a 100 years earlier, to placing 37th and 42nd respectively in 2014. The research, led by scientists at Imperial College London and published in the journal eLife, also found some nations have stopped growing over the past 30 to 40 years, despite having spurts at the start of the century studied.
The majority of some 20,000 people forced from their homes by a wildfire that exploded during the weekend were told they could return home Monday night, though an army of firefighters continued battling flames in the rugged hills and canyons northwest of Los Angeles. Residents of two neighborhoods still under threat had to remain out of their homes, the U.S. Forest Service said, after a day when the fire grew only slightly to about 55 square miles (142.26 sq. kilometers). Laurent Lacore, a native of France who lives in Santa Clarita, was among those who evacuated on Saturday, the last of his family of four to leave as the fire bore down on his house.
The Israeli air force struck a target in Syria Monday in response to stray fire from its war-wracked neighbour that hit the disputed Golan Heights, an army statement said. "Initial reports suggest that... fire from the internal fighting in Syria hit an open area near the security fence in the central Golan Heights. The air force "successfully targeted the source of the fire in Syria", it said, warning that it holds the Damascus government responsible for any fire that hits Israel.