Bernie Sanders appears on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. Bernie Sanders said on Sunday that the leak of Democratic National Committee emails that show its staffers plotting against him proves Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz should resign. Shortly after the interview aired, CNN reported that Wasserman Schultz will no longer serve as chair of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which begins Monday.
A mayor, a town councilman, two other town employees and a local resident were shot to death Saturday in the conflict-ridden indigenous town of San Juan Chamula, in southern Mexico. San Juan Chamula is known for its colorful religious practices mixing Catholic and indigenous traditions. Prosecutors in southern Chiapas state said a crowd of about 35 people demanded to speak with the mayor in the town square Saturday morning about funding for public works.
A fire burning out of control in Southern California has grown to a massive 20,000 acres, officials said Sunday, as residents in an area north of Los Angeles were forced to evacuate. The blaze, which has been dubbed the "Sand Fire" after a nearby neighborhood, is only 10 percent contained, according to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). Local media reported that a burned body had been recovered in the city of Santa Clarita, located some 35 miles (55 kilometers) from downtown Los Angeles, although it was unclear if the individual had died in the blaze.
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's president held talks with leaders of three main political parties on Monday to come up with a consensus candidate for prime minister and try to end revolving-door politics that has seen 23 governments in 26 years. President Vidhya Devi Bhandari had invited Oli, Maoist chief Prachanda and the leader of the Nepali Congress party, Sher Bahadur Deuba, to discuss a new government, an aide to the president said. "The meeting is to tell them to move ahead unitedly,” the aide, Bhesh Raj Adhikari, told Reuters.
A sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft on a record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy was due to depart from Cairo early Sunday on the last leg of its journey. "It's a project for energy, for a better world," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard told journalists standing in front of the plane which weighs no more than a large car but has the wingspan of a Boeing 747. The plane was scheduled to depart at 1 am Cairo time (2300 GMT) for Abu Dhabi.
A shooting at a Texas apartment complex on Saturday left four people dead including the suspected shooter, police said. Vicky Steffanic said at a news briefing that the dead were one man, two women and a child.
It was 42 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a fatal blow to President Richard Nixon’s presidency, in a decision that led to the release of the Watergate tapes. The case of United States v. Nixon reached the Court on July 8, 1974, after it had concluded its prior term. The Justices found themselves in new territory as the Court had to deal with an executive privilege claim filed by President Nixon’s attorneys.
(Reuters) - Four people were killed on Sunday when a bus carrying staff of the Dallas Cowboys football team collided with a van on an Arizona highway, authorities said. Public safety officials said the four fatalities were all riding in
China’s biggest shipping and logistics company, Cosco, says it is planning to implement a ban on the transport of shark fins. The new policy was announced in a letter to the Hong Kong branch of the U.S. wildlife conservation group WildAid, according to the local South China Morning Post. Cosco is the world’s fourth largest container operator and joins a host of shipping companies that have said no to transporting shark fins, although some like France’s CMA CGM and Taiwan’s Evergreen Line still carry fins from sharks that are not endangered.
Sen. Tim Kaine called Hillary Clinton his soulmate on Saturday, in his first appearance as her vice presidential pick in front of a crowd of 5,000 at Florida International University. The presumptive Democratic nominee introduced Kaine as “everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not” and a “progressive who likes to get things done,” before taking a seat behind him and beaming as he introduced himself to the crowd. “For many of you, this is the first time you’ve ever heard my name,” Kaine said.
Ready or not, the Rio Olympics are opening their doors. The Games begin in just over two weeks, but the Athletes Village opens officially on Sunday, meaning 10,500 athletes and another 7,000 staff members will start trickling into the luxurious layout, with the pace picking up daily until the Aug. 5 opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium. "I want to help all the athletes have a wonderful welcome to Brazil," said Priscilla Antonello, a residence center deputy manager whose job is to help athletes find their accommodations.
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.
Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady admitted being part of a cocaine smuggling scheme in a US sting operation before their arrest last year, according to recently filed court documents. Details of the alleged confessions by Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and Francisco Flores de Freita were recounted in documents US prosecutors filed Friday in the US federal court in Manhattan. The two -- sons of brothers of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's wife Cilia Flores -- were arrested in Haiti in November 2015 and flown to New York by US Drug Enforcement Administration agents.
China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country's program to wean itself off dependence on foreign aviation firms. The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) unveiled the first of the new planes, dubbed the AG600, Saturday in the southern port city of Zhuhai, the official Xinhua news agency reported. At around the size of a Boeing 737, it is far larger than any other plane built for marine take off and landing, Xinhua quoted AVIC's deputy general manager Geng Ruguang as saying.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200, marking the first time the extremists have struck Kabul and raising fears of their growing strength and capability in Afghanistan. The attack was the deadliest to hit Kabul in 15 years of civil war. It struck a demonstration by Afghanistan's Hazara ethnic community, who were marching for a major regional power line to be routed through their home province.
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.
By Kizito Makoye KIKWEMBE, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - - Tatu Mtulya looks older than her age. A 2013 World Bank report suggested that Tanzania cash transfer program had proved to be a successful method for reducing income poverty, and women beneficiaries are more likely to prioritize the welfare of children.
The Dallas Police Department has seen job applications surge threefold following the mass shooting that killed five officers earlier this month. The department received 467 job applications in the 12 days after the July 7 shooting, Reuters reported on Friday, citing city officials. At a press conference last week, Dallas Police Chief David Brown asked people to “become a part of the solution” and apply for a job.
Nobody knows better than Hillary Clinton the steep political price to pay for voting in favor of an unpopular war. Clinton’s 2002 “yes” vote on legislation permitting George W. Bush to hurl America’s military against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq helped smother her 2008 presidential hopes. Kaine has bluntly told colleagues who are worried about the long-term political fallout of voting yes (or no) to a war on ISIS that ducking a vote now amounts to cowardice and sets a terrifying precedent for unchecked presidential war-making power.
British border agents moved in Sunday to help French officials ease the gigantic backups for travelers trying to cross the English Channel into France. By Sunday afternoon, police said the backlog that saw some motorists waiting up to 10 hours or more had eased but that delays and disruptions can be expected on the route for the next few weeks. France is the traditional jumping-off point for car travel to Spain, Italy, Switzerland and other popular destinations.
On many days, traffic stretches for miles outside the busiest park entrance at West Yellowstone, Mont. Once motorists pass through the gate, they confront more congestion traveling to Old Faithful, often in the form of “wildlife jams” whenever there is a bull elk, grizzly bear, or buffalo roaming the roadside.
A Florida air conditioning repairman is facing attempted homicide charges after police say he beat a woman while on a house call. Dotto was reportedly at the residence as an employee of a repair company when cops say the assault occurred at about 5:30 p.m.
US Border Patrol agents spotted the pair illegally walking from Canada into the US on Thursday evening, the agency's office in Sweetgrass, Montana said in a statement. "Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokemon Go games that they lost track of where they were.
Prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet, who died when his car was bombed in Ukraine, has been buried in his hometown of Minsk, Belarus. Sheremet, who once was imprisoned in Belarus, where independent media are under consistent pressure from the authoritarian government, had moved to Ukraine two years ago after several years in Russia, seeing Ukraine as having a more free media environment.