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Joshua Boyle, the Canadian citizen who spent five years as a prisoner of the Taliban, didn’t believe his captors when they told him who the new United States president was. Boyle and his wife, Caitlan Coleman, were doing aid work in Afghanistan in 2012 when they were captured by the Taliban. Coleman, an American, was pregnant at the time, and she gave birth four times during their imprisonment.
In an exclusive inventive, Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) tells Chuck Todd that the White House is "weakening" long-standing international alliance and allowing authoritarian governments to rise.
As a wildfire closed in and thick smoke clogged the air, the sky an angry red, the sheriff’s deputy told a dispatcher that the road he was on had become “nearly impassable.” Yet, the officer’s job was not yet done. In body camera footage released Friday by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy drives around the Mark West Road area of Santa Rosa, California, dodging flames and conducting door-to-door evacuations as the deadly and devastating Tubbs fire began to overwhelm the region in the early part of the week. At one point in the video, the officer ― identified by CBS as Sgt. Brandon Cutting ― is seen stopping by the house of a woman with a disability and helping a fellow deputy rescue her and her husband.
Shocking footage that shows a little boy riding a 20-foot python in the streets of northern Vietnam is quickly making its way around the internet. In the video, a three-year-old named Truong is happily straddling the reptile like a horse, swimming in
California's firefighters have been struggling for a week now to put out the wildfires which have swept through the state. Images of exhausted firefighters sleeping on the ground, using rocks as pillows and facing raging fires have been widely shared as the blazes take their toll. More than 100,000 people have been displaced in what California’s governor, Jerry Brown, has described as “one of the greatest tragedies” to ever affect the state, according to the BBC.
After Mallory eventually boarded the flight, she said the pilot made an announcement asking her to come to the front of the plane. No one on the flight crew gave Mallory an explanation for why she was removed from the flight, despite her asking numerous times.
Desperate Somalis searched for news of missing loved-ones on Monday, after a massive truck bomb in Mogadishu killed at least 276 people and left 300 injured in the deadliest ever attack to hit the conflict-torn nation. Residents of the Somali capital, while wearily accustomed to regular bombs and attacks by Islamist militants, have been left stunned by the monster explosion Saturday which gutted surrounding buildings and left victims burned beyond recognition. The government said it had set up an emergency committee to help relatives find the missing, with a crisis centre in the capital that residents can turn to.
Defense attorneys argued Sunday that the wrong man is on trial and that their client, Quinton Tellis, should be found innocent because 19-year-old Jessica Chambers told firefighters that someone named Eric or Derek set her on fire. "'Eric' is not on trial today, but ladies and gentlemen, he should be," attorney Darla Palmer said during closing arguments on the sixth day of Tellis' capital murder trial. District Attorney John Champion said Chambers, who died hours after being set on fire, suffered severe damage to her mouth and throat and could not pronounce the letter T.
This beautiful autumn landscape comes to life as the leaves change color ready for fall. The aerial pictures, taken by Matt Benedetto, 28, from Burlington, Vermont, show the forests of his home state as they transition into their autumn foliage. (Caters
Rex Tillerson is working to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, while Donald Trump publicly challenges it. Joy Reid and her panel discuss.
Scientists for the first time have detected both gravitational waves and light from the collision of two dead, incredibly dense neutron stars. Monday’s announcement by American and European scientists, marked with news conferences and the publication of dozens of research papers, represents another huge leap forward in our understanding of the universe. The neutron star collision also formed a number of other heavy elements like gold, platinum and lead, confirming decades of speculation regarding their origin.
Raise your glass to Pink for getting real about the realities of monogamy.The pop star explained the nuances of her 11-year marriage to racer Carey Hart in an interview with The Guardian published last week, noting there are times sex isn’t a factor.
Malta’s prime minister has appealed for national unity following the murder of a campaigning journalist who had accused his government of corruption. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, achieved fame and notoriety for investigative reporting laced with scathing commentary about allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen. Police said the bomb went off while she was driving near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta on Monday afternoon.
A family in Alabama mourns the loss of a 3-year-old girl after she tragically died at an ice cream shop. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.
Israeli archaeologists in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday unveiled a newly unearthed section of the Western Wall and the first Roman public structure ever discovered in the city, they said. Archaeologist Joe Uziel said he and his colleagues knew the wall section was there and had expected to find a Roman street at its base. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), which conducted the two-year dig, said that historical sources mentioned such structures but in 150 years of modern archaeological research in the city none had been found.
Republicans are reportedly concerned that Donald Trump could be impeached if they lose control of the House of Representatives. While chances were once slim that Democrats would retake the House in 2018, Mr Trump’s feuds with members of his own party and his lack of major legislative wins have made the possibility more likely. Democrats need a net gain of 24 seats in the 2018 midterm elections to have a majority in the 435-member House.
The man charged with stashing a jar filled with explosive chemicals and nails at a western North Carolina airport was freed just eight days earlier after a short prison stint for an earlier crime. Michael Christopher Estes, 46, is charged with leaving a homemade bomb near a terminal at Asheville's airport on Oct. 6 and later telling investigators he sought to "fight a war on U.S. soil," according to court documents released last week. The Citizen-Times of Asheville reports that records show he attacked a Swain County man with a hatchet and knife earlier this year.
Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or you’ve held this event for decades, there are certain pitfalls that are hard to avoid in Thanksgiving prep. How do you know how much turkey to buy? Did you leave enough time to cook said turkey between all the dishes you have to prepare? No matter your particular Thanksgiving problem, we’ve got the solution.
The Iraqi government accused Kurdish authorities on Sunday of bringing fighters from Turkey's separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk, and said it considered the move a "declaration of war." Vahal Ali, a media assistant to Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani, denied the accusation. "This is false, there are no PKK in Kirkuk, only Peshmerga," he told Reuters, referring to KRG military forces.
Tomato plants, Tang, and dehydrated ice cream (or maybe not) all come to mind when thinking of the unlikely things NASA has blasted into Earth's orbit over the decades. Unclear, Bresnick said. "A fidget spinner in space! How long does it spin?
#MeToo quickly became the top trending Twitter hashtag Sunday night as women spoke up to show the world just how common sexual harassment and sexual assault are. If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.
Contrary to what President Donald Trump might have intended, there was something for every major political group in Iran to enjoy in his Friday speech on the U.S. administration’s new Iran strategy. The moderate government of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani breathed a sigh of relief that there would be no major development on the 2015 historic nuclear deal until another 60 days, if then, while the U.S. Congress debates on what to do. The security-military establishment, meanwhile, was pleased that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was not outright designated a terrorist entity.
Zumwalt, unable to get close enough to target with guns and Kirov, unable to use its radar-guided weapons, both break off to fight another day. The recent decline in relations between Russia and the West has put ship-vs.-ship warfare back on the table. After more than a decade of supporting land wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, the U.S. Navy is reinvesting in the core mission of sinking ships.
Wildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left others missing in the country’s second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. In neighboring Spain, four deaths were reported. The fatalities in Portugal occurred in densely forested parts of central and northern part of the country after blazes broke out in “exceptional” weather circumstances, Civil Protection Agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar said.
A former employee of the Russian “troll factory” that bought thousands of Facebook ads during the US presidential election has revealed how he wrote comments on Western news sites to ridicule Hillary Clinton and inflame political divisions. A young man quoted under the pseudonym “Maksim” told independent channel TV Rain about the trolls' mission to meddle in US politics and wage an “information war” against the country. “Our goal wasn't to turn Americans toward Russia.