Just weeks after she started preparing opposition research files on Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort last spring, Democratic National Committee consultant Alexandra Chalupa got an alarming message when she logged into her personal Yahoo email account. Chalupa — who had been drafting memos and writing emails about Manafort’s connection to pro-Russian political leaders in Ukraine — quickly alerted top DNC officials.
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Bangladesh police Monday arrested a spinning mill worker for allegedly torturing a nine-year-old boy to death with an air compressor, the second such incident in less than a year, officers said. Sagar Barman died of internal injuries in a Dhaka hospital late on Sunday after his family alleges eight workers were involved in forcing the compressor into the boy's rectum and turning on the machine. The boy also worked at the Zubaida Textile Mills in Rupganj town, just south of the capital, one of millions of child labourers in impoverished Bangladesh, many employed in hazardous industries.
Four people were killed when a Dallas Cowboys bus collided with a van in Arizona. Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr says all the fatalities in the Sunday crash were passengers in the van. Mehr didn't say what led to the crash on U.S. Highway 93 in western Arizona.
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.
The Iraqi military will use a medieval tactic to keep control of Fallujah after recapturing it from the Islamic State group last month: It is digging a trench around the city. The trench will have a single opening for residents to move in and out of the city, which is virtually empty since the offensive that defeated the IS militants, said Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, deputy commander of the counterterrorism forces that led the successful campaign. It will be about 7 miles (11 kilometers) long and "will protect the city's residents, who have lived through many tragedies, as well as security forces deployed there," al-Saadi said in an interview with The Associated Press at his Baghdad headquarters.
An attacker who blew himself up outside a music festival in the southern German city of Ansbach has been identified as a 27-year-old Syrian who had previously been denied asylum. In a press conference early Monday, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Hermann said the Syrian man detonated an explosive device — and died of his injuries — after being turned away from the festival. “We don’t know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention of killing others,” Hermann said, adding that the Syrian suspect’s asylum request had been turned down a year ago, but he had been allowed to remain in Germany.
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.
Seventeen people were injured on Saturday when a ferry crossing the Hudson River from Manhattan hit the dock it was approaching in Jersey City, authorities said. The New York Waterway ferry, with 57 passengers, had left from Manhattan's World Financial Center and was approaching the dock in Jersey City when it made what officials called a hard landing.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced her resignation on Sunday afternoon, just hours before she was set to bang the gavel to open the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. The Florida congresswoman, who is close to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, became the first, but likely not the last, casualty of the leak of 20,000 DNC emails on Friday afternoon. The leaked emails appear to show the DNC plotting against Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, who launched a spirited primary battle to wrest from Clinton leadership of a party he had for years refused to join, until late last year, when he did in order to run for president.
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.
Four people were killed in a traffic accident involving a Dallas Cowboys bus, according to WFAA.com. No one on the Cowboys or associated with the organization was killed, but four people in another vehicle died in the crash that took place on U.S. 93 near Dolan Springs, Arizona. The Arizona Department of Public Safety did not confirm a number of fatalities, according to the story.
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.
This week, the Democrats meet in Philadelphia for their national convention. And in its history as a convention host, the City of Brotherly Love has witnessed its share of controversy. The 1900 convention introduced Teddy Roosevelt as VP Philadelphia
ABC News' Jonathan Karl is in Philadelphia to break down the politics ahead of the Democratic convention kick off Sunday on "This Week."
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.
Indecision is certainly not the habit of Federal Reserve policy makers. Most observers do not expect the Federal Open Markets Committee, which sets monetary policy, to raise the crucial federal funds rate when they meet on Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington. "I think it's very plausible you'll see zero" change, said Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Thousands of homes remained evacuated Sunday as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons, and authorities said a burned body was found in one neighborhood swept by the flames. Firefighters have been working a fire up and down ridgelines since Friday that has blackened 31-square miles of brush on the edge of Santa Clarita and the Angeles National Forest. About 300 miles up the coast, crews were battling another blaze across 10-square miles north of the majestic Big Sur region.
By Amanda Becker and John Whitesides MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tim Kaine made his first appearance on the campaign trail as Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate on Saturday, touting an optimistic view of America and leaping to attack Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's record. Joining Clinton at a rally in the battleground state of Florida, the bilingual Kaine peppered Spanish-language phrases into a speech focused on introducing himself to voters unfamiliar with the low-key U.S. senator from Virginia. Kaine criticized Trump's recent suggestion he might not honor U.S. security commitments to NATO in Europe, and the real estate mogul's history of casino bankruptcies and founding the failed Trump University.
A Georgia local TV news anchor has died after taking a fatal plunge from a waterfall in North Carolina. Taylor Terrell, an anchor at a Macon, Georgia, TV station WMGT, was swimming with a friend in the water at the top of Rainbow Falls in Transylvania County, North Carolina, Thursday. Terrell somehow lost her footing and was swept away by the Horsepasture River current before plummeting 185 feet off Rainbow Falls, authorities say.
After release in Australia, the U.S., Canada and most of Europe, Pokemon Go is finally available in its home country of Japan. The technique is called GPS spoofing, and it allows players to trick the game into thinking they are somewhere they actually aren’t, which in a game that revolves around physically traveling to specific locations, is an offense of the highest order.
As ancient tradition for more than 4th centuries, eight young people from the town balance on stilts down the old street, turning to the sound of folk music played on a pipe and drum. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Mandatory evacuations were expanded Sunday to include parts of Acton as the Sand Fire continues to burn out of control amid unpredictable winds.
Turkey pushed on Saturday with a sweeping crackdown against suspected plotters of its failed coup, defiantly telling EU critics it had no choice but to root out hidden enemies. Using new emergency powers, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's cabinet decreed that police could now hold suspects for one month without charge, and also announced it would shut down over 1,000 private schools it deems subversive. A week after renegade soldiers tried to oust him with guns, tanks and F16s, Erdogan's government has detained over 12,000 people it suspects are state enemies, including almost 300 officers of the guard shielding his Ankara palace.