When Hillary Clinton introduced her running mate to the nation, it was remarkable what topic got the crowd most excited: gun rights. Just the mention of the National Rifle Association Saturday prompted the room in Miami into a roar. It was a fight that strategists saw as an upside: it calmed progressives’ furor over Kaine, seen in some circles as too moderate for a party still overcoming a passionate swoon with Bernie Sanders.
Provincial authorities in northern China said Sunday that they have suspended four local officials for inadequately responding to floods over the past week that killed 114 people and left 111 others missing. The Hebei provincial government said on its official microblog account that it was suspending the head of a development zone in the city of Xingtai, the chief engineer of a city transport bureau and two other bureaucrats. The move comes as China's government has been fighting massive flooding this summer that has also threatened embankments along rivers in central China, with authorities mobilizing troops and heavy equipment to fill the gaps.
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.
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By Ece Toksabay, Samia Nakhoul and Nick Tattersall ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan pledged to overhaul the army in response to last week's failed coup, a sign that a newly imposed state of emergency would be used to press on with a purge that has alarmed the West. In a sign of Turkey's dismissal of outside criticism over how it has responded to the coup, the justice minister said Turkey would not bow to pressure from the European Union to rule out restoring the death penalty to execute the plotters. Western countries backed Turkey's government during last week's failed putsch, but are increasingly worried about Turkey's subsequent crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia.
Vicky Steffanic says that another child was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not life threatening. Residents near the scene of a fatal shooting in Bastrop, Texas say they are restricted from leaving or entering the apartment complex where the shooting happened. Kenyata Trigg told the Austin American-Statesman that her sister-in-law was in the apartment complex when she heard shots.
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.
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.
Earlier this summer, the TSA lines inside the nation’s airports looked like it was going to be a long travel season, but the administration has promised efforts to change that. The biggest improvement is at the worst airport — Chicago O'Hare — where lines that were once 2 hours long are now down to just 9 minutes, according to TSA. Inside Edition producer Allison Hall went through the TSA checkpoint in Philadelphia expecting a long wait.
Virginia’s state Supreme Court ruled Friday that Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 ex-felons violated the state’s constitution. The 4-3 decision follows the controversial executive order signed by McAuliffe in April, which granted voting rights to ex-offenders who had completed their prison sentence as well as their term of supervised probation or parole. “The assertion that a Virginia Governor has the power to grant blanket, group pardons is irreconcilable with the specific requirement in Article V, Section 12 that the Governor communicate to the General Assembly the ‘particulars of every case’ and state his ‘reasons’ for each pardon,” Chief Justice Donald Lemons wrote in the majority opinion.
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.
Anger erupted on Saturday over floods in northern China that left more than 200 people dead or missing, with media and internet users accusing officials of negligence. Torrential rain has lashed the north this week, and a flashflood near the town of Xingtai in Hebei province, which left at least 23 dead and 13 missing, has become a focus of the public's dissatisfaction with the government's response to the disaster. Angry villagers have blamed local officials for failing to warn them of the impending deluge, with Hebei Satellite TV showing one resident saying water had reached chest-level before an alarm was raised.
Authorities said Saturday that new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false. Warnings not to drink the water were lifted Saturday after multiple tests confirmed there was no THC, marijuana's psychoactive ingredient, in the water. Lincoln County sheriff's Capt. Michael Yowell said Saturday that there is evidence that a shed covering a city well was tampered with and that investigation is continuing.
By Maximiliano Rizzi EL CALAFATE, Argentina (Reuters) - Facing corruption probes that threaten to land her behind bars, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez described her growing legal troubles as part of a "persecution" of progressive Latin American leaders that has boosted the right in the region. Speaking to foreign media at her Patagonian estate, Fernandez compared her situation to that of Brazil's suspended center-left President Dilma Rousseff, now subjected to an impeachment trial in the Senate. "In the case of Brazil, the intervention of a partisan judiciary is very clear, and you're seeing it here as well," Fernandez said, describing parallel efforts by media to smear progressive leaders.
An American surfer was in serious but stable condition after he was attacked by a large crocodile at a popular tourist beach in Costa Rica on Friday, according to an emergency responder who credited the man's friend for fighting off the reptile with his bare hands. Pat McNulty, who works as a consultant and is a certified trained lifeguard in Tamarindo, a northwestern town favored by surfers and eco-tourists, said the man was crossing a river with the friend when the crocodile struck. "It was a vicious attack, and he was bitten several times in the leg as well as the head," McNulty told The Associated Press by phone from Costa Rica.
Emails allegedly taken from top officials in the Democratic National Committee (DNC), released by Wikileaks this Friday, reveal a bias against Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primary election from within his own party. The email release comes just days before the start of the Democratic National Convention, causing concern that it may undermine support for Hillary Clinton, especially among supporters of Senator Sanders. “[The DNC] wanted to start the convention in a completely positive, unified, upbeat way and they certainly didn’t want to be scandal ridden,” Jennifer Lawless, professor of government at American University, tells The Christian Science Monitor.
Before becoming a teenager, Rajeshree Roy had already encountered a lifetime of violence. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, her father immigrated to the U.S. from Fiji when she was young, leaving her in the care of sexually abusive family members. After an angry, traumatic childhood, Roy followed her father to the U.S. Like many young immigrants, she spoke no English and says her family provided little support as she nursed suicidal thoughts.
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has broken the record for the fastest round-the-world flight in a hot air balloon, his crew said Saturday, surviving a gruelling endurance test of storms and freezing temperatures. Flight coordinator John Wallington said Konyukhov, who took off from Western Australia on July 12, had successfully flown the route by Saturday afternoon. "The record is broken -- no question," Wallington told AFP, adding that Konyukhov had flown his helium and hot-air balloon almost exactly over his starting point.
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 Pokeball of embarrassing incidents caused by the explosively popular game Pokemon Go rolls on. This time it was across international borders. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, two Canadian teens illegally walked across the border into the U.S. while hunting Pokemon.
A fast-moving wildfire that has already blackened some 11,000 acres (4,450 hectares) of drought-parched land northwest of Los Angeles was threatening some 1,000 structures on Saturday, fire officials said. "Because this is the fifth year of an ongoing drought we have a lot dry vegetation," Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby told a news conference.
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.
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Tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing killed one woman and injured another after the pair left their vehicle following an argument, Chinese media reported on Sunday. The attack took place at Beijing Badaling Wildlife World Saturday, Chinanews.com reported, when one of the women left the vehicle following an altercation.
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.
There used to be a popular political aphorism: “As Maine goes, so goes the nation.” Until 1950, the state was considered a bellwether for presidential elections: Whomever Mainers elected as governor in September, that party would take the White House in November. Then Maine became a political maverick, standing blissfully apart from the political trajectory of the rest of the country. As partisanship and gridlock overwhelmed legislatures across the country – most notably Congress – Maine built a reputation as a bastion of moderate politics.