During a historic joint press conference, the president says he doesn't "see any reason" Russia would have interfered in the U.S. presidential election.Accepts Putin's denial, ignores U.S. intel »
On ABC’s “This Week,” White House national security adviser John Bolton tried to put a positive spin on the indictments stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, a probe that Trump has called a “rigged witch hunt” and bad for the U.S. “I would say in fact it strengthens his hand,” Bolton said.
The Special Counsel investigation released new information about Russian interference in the 2016 campaign with the indictment of 12 Russian nationals.
A monumentally huge iceberg is floating dangerously close to a Greenland community whose residents fear a devastating tsunami if the ice mountain breaks apart in warming weather. People close to the shore nearest the 11 million-ton berg were evacuated to higher ground in the remote village of Innaarsuit on Friday. “We fear the iceberg could calve” — break up — and “send a flood towards the village,” Greenland police spokesman Lina Davidsen told Danish news agency Ritzau.
A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders. The Justice Department on Friday filed a plan to reunify more than 2,500 children age 5 and older by a court-imposed deadline of July 26 using "truncated" procedures to verify parentage and perform background checks, which exclude DNA testing and other steps it took to reunify children under 5. The administration said the abbreviated vetting puts children at significant safety risk but is needed to meet the deadline.
In a stunning rebuke, the California Democratic Party declined to endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein in her re-election bid and instead backed her progressive challenger on the November ballot, state Sen. Kevin de León. De León, a fellow Democrat, received 65 percent of the vote of about 330 members of the state party’s executive board in Oakland on Saturday— more than the 60 percent needed to secure the endorsement, The Los Angeles Times reported. Feinstein, 85, finished first in the state’s June primary, with the 51-year-old de León emerging as her general election challenger under California’s “top two” nominating system.
Officer Mike Chesna of Weymouth, Massachusetts, was killed when responding to a call on Sunday morning, while in Kansas City, a person of interest fired at least 50 shots at officers wounding three.
One of the people killed was in a car that struck a pickup truck from behind around 2 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 25 just north of Bernalillo, about 18 miles north of Albuquerque, Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Keith Elder said. It was then sideswiped by a semitruck, according to Elder. Elder said the names of the three dead were being withheld until relatives could be notified.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - A ceasefire largely held on Sunday along a tense Gaza-Israel border on Sunday following a day of fierce fighting, but Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defenses in case hostilities resume. Israel carried out dozens of air strikes in Gaza on Saturday, killing two teenage boys, and militants fired more than 100 rockets across the border, wounding three people in a southern Israeli town. The ceasefire, the second between Israel and Gaza's dominant Hamas Islamists to be brokered by Egypt this year after a previous day-long flare-up in May, came into force late on Saturday.
An intense protest broke out in Chicago on Saturday evening after a police officer fatally shot a man whom officers said appeared to be armed. The officers reported they “saw a subject that they thought might have been armed around his waistband,” Police Chief Fred Waller said at a press conference late Saturday. Officers approached the man, who became combative and tried to push the officers’ hands away. The man began “flailing and swinging” at the officers, Waller said, and as he tried to escape, he appeared to reach for his weapon, which prompted the officer to shoot. Waller described it as a “semi-automatic weapon” and said he had “magazines” on him. While police have not publicly identified the victim, Black Youth Project 100, an activist organization based in Chicago, said he was Harith “Snoop” Augustus, an African-American barber and father. Black Youth Project interviewed one of Augustus’ friends at the barbershop, who said he was a quiet and good man.
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices, triggering a fraught process to form a new government. "I submitted my resignation to the president of the republic," who has "accepted my resignation," Lafontant said in the lower house of Haiti's legislature. Lafontant had faced a potential vote of no confidence had he not resigned -- something he had previously insisted he would not do.
Demi Moore made a surprise appearance at the taping of a Comedy Central roast for ex-husband Bruce Willis ― and she killed. Moore was not on the roster and caught the “Die Hard” icon completely unaware at The Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, according to reports. “I look at our marriage like ‘The Sixth Sense,’” Moore said at the podium, per Deadline.
Former US president Barack Obama paid a visit to his extended family in Kenya Monday, on his first trip to the country since 2015 during which he will open a youth center. Obama arrived in his father’s native Kenya on Sunday, where he paid courtesy calls on President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. On Monday he flew to the west of the country, where under extremely tight security he paid a visit to the home of his step-grandmother Sarah Obama in the village of Kogelo, an AFP reporter said.
A couple on a camping trip found a missing Oregon woman who had survived for nearly a week after her car went over a cliff in coastal California, authorities said. Chelsea and Chad Moore were hiking near Big Sur on Friday when they spotted a Jeep Liberty at the bottom of a 200-foot (60-meter) coastal bluff, the Sacramento Bee reports. About 30 minutes later they located the driver, Angela Hernandez, who was injured but stable.
President Donald Trump said last week that he’d offered “tough” Brexit advice to British Prime Minister Theresa May that she had not heeded. Trump had said during a joint press conference with the prime minister at her Chequers country residence on Friday that he’d given May “a suggestion” about how she should handle the Brexit negotiations. “I think she found it maybe too brutal,” Trump said.
Emmanuel Macron celebrated France's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final with his own animated display of patriotism. The French president was seen wildly gesticulating from the VIP area in the stands next to a more subdued Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader, and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Croatia's president. Before embracing the players after the final whistle - and opting to kiss 19-year-old goalscorer Kylian Mbappé on the head - Mr Macron was pictured pumping his fists in the air as he looked down on the packed Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
In a newly released interview, Anthony Bourdain slams the Clintons and Harvey Weinstein, calling Bill Clinton ‘Gropey and rapey’ and describing how he would like to see Weinstein die.
By Mubasher Bukhari and Kay Johnson LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities have opened a criminal investigation into leaders of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political party under an anti-terrorism law, 10 days before a hotly contested general election, according to police documents. The case relates to a march staged by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on July 13, when Sharif returned to Pakistan, which defied a ban on holding public rallies on a Friday. Copies of two separate First Information Reports (FIR), which mark the formal opening of a criminal investigation, named PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif, who is Nawaz Sharif's brother, and a number of other key figures.
Authorities say a gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police. Police said the suspect, whose name has not been released, had been identified as a person of interest in the slaying of Sharath Koppu and officers had him under surveillance. Koppu was shot on July 6 during an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Kansas City where he worked.
At least nine pro-regime fighters died in a suspected Israeli missile strike overnight in northern Syria, a monitor said Monday. Syrian state media had accused Israel of bombing a military position in Aleppo province late Sunday, in what would be a rare Israeli strike so far north in the war-ravaged country. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said the base was being used by the Syrian regime's arch-ally Iran.
Last week, Papa John’s founder John Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur in a conference call in May. Then, he resigned as chairman of the company’s board Wednesday. Although Schnatter has apologized for using the N-word during a call between Papa John’s executives and marketing agency Laundry Service, he is now accusing that company of attempting to extort $6 million from the pizza company. “They tried to extort us and we held firm and they took what I said and ran to Forbes,” Schnatter told Louisville station WLKY.
From a 55-inch 4K TV under $650, to a savory Instant Pot deal worth devouring, there are more than a million deals on Amazon worldwide today. Whatever the reason for avoiding Prime Day, there are plenty of other mega sales happening this week to take advantage of, like 30 percent off Target’s stunning home furniture brands and Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. Amazon Prime Day’s 36-hour sales event is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, rivaling Black Friday.
A California official says the body of a firefighter killed during a wildfire near Yosemite National Park won't be retrieved until at least Monday. Heavy fire equipment operator Braden Varney was driving a bulldozer when he died Saturday. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Deputy Chief Scott McLean says Varney's body is in a precarious location in steep terrain and conditions are too dangerous to allow crews to get close Sunday.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is once again threatening to withhold support for one of President Donald Trump’s nominees. Paul on Sunday declared himself “undecided” on Trump’s nomination of U.S. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Paul, appearing on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” said he is “concerned” about Kavanaugh stance on the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which bans “unreasonable” searches and seizures by government officials.
A 9-year-old from Georgia got the strength he needed to go through with a brain surgery, thanks to local police officers and their K-9s, who came to pray with him ahead of the risky procedure. Jalen Manns, 9, kneeled with a K-9 as Officer Lamberth of the Warner Robins Police Department delivered a touching prayer just a few hours before the boy’s brain surgery. “Lord heavenly father, we just come to you now, Lord God, asking for your words of encouragement and strength today," Lamberth could be heard in a video posted to Facebook.
Archaeologists scanning a Mexican pyramid which was damaged by an earthquake have uncovered an ancient temple inside. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake which hit Mexico last September caused considerable damage to the country’s historical sites – including the Teopanzolco pyramid in the southern state of Morelos. Among what remains of the temple – which measured 6m by 4m (20ft by 13ft) – archaeologists found an incense burner and ceramic crockery.