With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention. A group of women who have lost children to gun violence or after contact with police took the stage to applause and chants of "black lives matter" on Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention. Known as the Mothers of the Movement, the group includes Sybrina Fulton, whose 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012.
By Krystain Orlinski ACTON, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands of California residents were allowed to return home on Monday after a deadly, destructive wildfire forced them from their houses in recent days as it raged through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles. The so-called Soberanes Fire, burning in the Los Padres National Forest in Monterey County, threatened 1,650 structures by Monday evening and was only 10 percent contained, the U.S. Forest Service said. Near Los Angeles, a beefed-up force of nearly 3,000 firefighters battled to outflank the blaze there - known as the Sand Fire - which has charred at least 50 square miles (130 square km) on the rugged northwestern fringes of the Angeles National Forest, authorities said.
The hack of the Democratic National Committee’s email servers and the subsequent leak of embarrassing internal documents appear almost certainly to have been carried out by Russian intelligence agencies, making it the most serious case yet of Kremlin interference in U.S. politics. The confirmation — long suspected by many in the Bernie Sanders camp — that at least some DNC officials were on Team Hillary over the course of the Democratic primary has divided the party on the verge of its nominating convention and alienated Sanders’s base. If it hasn’t convinced them to back Donald Trump, it’s at least given them second thoughts about voting for Clinton.
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.
What goes up must come down, and Apple is in the midst of a tough lesson in gravity at the moment. The company's second-quarter earnings report this past April marked the first time Apple had ever reported a decline in iPhone sales. Of course, the decline was expected by anyone who was paying attention — after astronomical iPhone 6 sales fueled by pent-up demand for iPhones with larger displays, there was simply no way Apple was going to be able to keep pace with an incremental "S" upgrade.
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.
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Turkey on Wednesday said it was discharging 149 generals and ordering the closure of dozens of media outlets, in the next phase of its controversial crackdown in the wake of the failed coup. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who survived the biggest threat to his 13-year domination of the country when supporters countered the plotters on the streets, has blamed the July 15 coup on the reclusive US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen. The authorities have now embarked on a relentless campaign to eradicate every influence of Gulen from Turkish institutions in a crackdown that has shaken every aspect of life in Turkey and led to the detention of nearly 16,000 people.
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.
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.
Protesters have set an Israeli flag on fire and chanted "long live the intifada" outside of the Democratic convention site. A woman wearing a black bandanna on her face lit the flag on fire Tuesday night as protests continued outside of the secure zone around the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Protesters also set pro-Bernie Sanders fliers on fire that were hanging on steel fencing around the site.
After the DNC email leak that led to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation, speculation has run rampant about how involved Donald Trump is with Russia, which the FBI is reportedly investigating in the leak. This is just another potential scandal in Trump’s notorious campaign, and includes his refusal to release his tax returns, which he says is because he’s being audited. Some past tax returns released in conjunction in Trump-related lawsuits show Trump reportedly declaring zero dollars in annual income, while Senator Elizabeth Warren has speculated that his tax returns would reveal how bad of a businessman Trump actually is.
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.
Churches are seen as a safe haven and seldom a place of danger, so how can they be guarded, especially if they are known to always have their doors open? Many are on edge across the world following the attack in Normandy, France, where an 86-year-old priest was killed by "Soldiers of ISIS," who forced the man to kneel before slashing his throat. Inside America’s most renowned church, St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, security was tightened, as anti-terror police were seen in and around the structure that already has a bag check upon entering.
The family that founded the Publix supermarket chain has given $800,000 to a lobbying group fighting the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida. The trust of Carol Jenkins Barnett, the chairwoman and president of Publix, made the donation earlier this month to the Drug Free Florida Committee, The Ledger reports, citing financial disclosure records from the Florida Division of Elections. Barnett is the daughter of Publix founder George Jenkins.
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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.
Thousands of firefighters battled to contain a blaze tearing through suburban Los Angeles, destroying homes and a popular filming location and threatening actress Tippi Hedren's animal sanctuary. The so-called Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley has scorched more than 55 square miles (142 square kilometers) of brush, threatening at least 2,000 properties and forcing an estimated 20,000 residents to flee. About 10,000 homes have been evacuated since the fire broke out Friday near Sand Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, according to law enforcement officers.
The mysterious, missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 likely crashed off the coast of Australia or hundreds of miles to the north, researchers in Italy said. The potential crash area overlaps with the underwater zone that investigators are now scouring for hunks of metal debris. Search efforts have so far failed to reveal why and where the airliner wrecked more than two years ago, taking with it 239 passengers and crew members.
By Simon Webb and Manuel Mogato VIENTIANE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following an international court ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month. China did not participate in and has refused to accept the July 12 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, based in The Hague, in which U.S. ally Manila won an emphatic legal victory. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi had asked Kerry to lend his support for bilateral talks to restart between Manila and Beijing in a meeting between the two in the Laos capital of Vientiane on Monday.
Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside the Democratic National Convention site and clashed with police on Tuesday after Hillary Clinton won the party's presidential nomination. Despite Sanders' calls for them to support Clinton, thousands of activists have taken to the streets during the convention this week to voice support for the liberal Vermont U.S. senator and his progressive agenda. Moments after Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party, a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exited the Philadelphia convention site to hold a sit-in inside a media tent.
A registered nurse caught on video stabbing an autistic boy with a hypodermic needle to control his behavior has agreed to surrender her license during an investigation, officials said. Naomi Derrick agreed to the temporary suspension after she was accused of gross negligence, professional misconduct and incompetence in her treatment of the 10-year-old, who is an inpatient at AtlantiCare Regional Health Care's psychiatric unit in Atlantic City, officials said. "A developmentally disabled child, confined to a psychiatric ward under the supervision of nurses, is as vulnerable a patient as you can find," said Christopher Porrino, acting attorney general.
The crew of Alaska Juris issued a distress alert to the Coast Guard and put on survival suits before leaving their ship at about 11:30 a.m. Alaska time near Kiska Island, about 690 miles (1,100 km) west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement. The Coast Guard said it issued an urgent call to ships in the area, and four vessels diverted from their routes to help. All 46 crewmembers were rescued and taken to the Aleutian Island of Adak in Alaska.
Pilgrims descend on Krakow, Poland to see Pope Francis at the World Youth Day gathering. The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest in France. The killing of an 85-year-old priest in a Normandy church on Tuesday added to security fears surrounding Francis’ five-day visit for the World Youth Day celebrations, which were already high due to a string of violent attacks in France and Germany. Polish officials say they have deployed tens of thousands of security officials to cover the event. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.