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.
Two youths were killed and 20 people injured early Monday in a shooting outside a Florida nightclub as parents were picking up their children from a "teen night" event. Police in Fort Myers, Florida identified the dead as 14-year-old Sean Archilles and 18-year-old Stefan Strawder, described by local media as a star high school basketball player. "We have three persons of interest in custody and we are still looking for others," interim Fort Myers Police Chief Dennis Eads told a news conference.
Malaysian police have dismissed media reports that say missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was deliberately steered into the sea by a pilot intent on mass murder suicide. On Friday, New York magazine published an article based upon what it claims is a leaked investigation document, allegedly showing Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah had “conducted a simulated flight deep into the remote southern Indian Ocean” on his home flight simulator less than a month before MH370 vanished. The route and destination of the simulated flight was similar to the route investigators believe the plane took.
A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago blew himself up on Sunday outside a crowded music festival, injuring 15 people in the country’s fourth violent attack on members of the public in less than a week. A spokeswoman for the Bavarian state police force said on Monday it was unclear whether the man was an Islamist militant, and that investigations were continuing. More than a million migrants have entered Germany over the past year, many fleeing war in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.
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A woman who was killed when a house exploded in Omaha was a property inspector sent to check the home after a tenant was evicted, authorities said Tuesday. Clara Bender, 30, was fatally injured in the blast just after noon Monday in Omaha's Benson neighborhood. Bender died after being taken to Nebraska Medical Center, authorities said.
Earlier today, ministers from the three nations responsible for finding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370-Australia, China, and Malaysia-announced that they would stop looking for the lost jet once the current 46,000-square-mile search zone is completed this fall.
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is very high on our list of future vehicles we're excited to drive, and it's probably on yours too. Everyone loved the big, goofy, angry last-generation Raptor, and this one appears to be even more ridiculous. It'll also be rather affordable, if this pricing document just discovered on Ford's fleet sales website can be believed.
Suddenly, student loans are getting used to buy Red Bulls between classes and 24-packs of cheap beer. You actually can return a student loan with no interest or fees charged. It's within your right as a borrower to cancel all or a portion of your federal student loan with one caveat: You must do it within 30 to 120 days of the date your school disbursed your loan money.
A delegate who’s a Bernie Sanders supporter wears a custom coat at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Bernie Sanders sent a text message to the leaders of his delegation pleading with them not to protest on the Democratic convention floor Monday night. “I ask you as a personal courtesy to me to not engage in any kind of protest on the floor,” he wrote in the text message to his delegate whips.
The United States warned North Korea on Tuesday of "real consequences" if it continues nuclear and missile tests in defiance of UN sanctions, as the international community moves to rein it in. Pyongyang carried out its forth nuclear test in January, followed by a series of ballistic missile launches that sent tensions soaring across East Asia and beyond. In response the UN Security Council slapped North Korea with its toughest sanctions to date in a unanimous decision even endorsed by China, its economic lifeline and diplomatic shield.
A forest fire burning near Big Sur on California's scenic Central Coast has destroyed six homes. State fire officials said the half-dozen homes that burned Sunday were the first since the blaze broke out on Friday. The blaze erupted Friday in almost inaccessible terrain 5 miles south of Garrapata State Park.
By Daren Butler and Seda Sezer ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people and drawn fire from the European Union. The arrests or suspensions of soldiers, police, judges and civil servants in response to the July 15-16 putsch have raised concerns among rights groups and Western countries, who fear President Tayyip Erdogan is capitalizing on it to tighten his grip on power. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker questioned Ankara's long-standing aspiration to join the EU.
The U.S. military denied reports Monday that Islamic State militants had downed a warplane in Iraq's Anbar province. The terrorist group also known as ISIS claimed it killed all U.S. crewmembers abroad the plane. The plane was allegedly operating near
Ohio attorney Andrea Burton was jailed for five days after refusing to remove a Black Lives Matter pin she was wearing in court. The incident has spurred a debate across the nation about whether the pin represented a constitutional right to freedom of expression or a political message that did not belong in the courtroom. Ms. Burton had worn the small Black Lives Matter pin to court once previously with no problem, but on Friday the judge, Robert Milich, told her there had been complaints about her pin and asked her to remove it.
There are lots of changes happening around Oklahoma City now that Kevin Durant has left town for sunnier shores. A local restaurant named after the longtime OKC star is reportedly shutting its doors temporarily for a now-sorely-needed branding overhaul. “It has been an honor — and a lot of fun — to partner with Kevin at KD’s these last few years,” Hal Smith said in a statement.
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.
Ever since electric carmaker Tesla (TSLA) announced plans to build a battery plant outside Reno, Nevada, investors, fans of Elon Musk 's company and others around the world have started paying attention to the silver state's large lithium deposits. Lithium is a key component in the production of batteries used in cell phones and electric vehicles. As sales of electric vehicles, which topped 500,000 worldwide last year, increase, so is demand for lithium.
Democrats beat Republicans in the TV ratings for the first night of the Democratic National Convention, according to early data on Tuesday. Data from the six main TV and cable news networks showed some 25.8 million Americans watched Monday evening's 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. hour when first lady Michelle Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders were among the key speakers in Philadelphia.
In December 2011, Vladimir Putin came closer than he’s ever been to losing his hold on power. Some of his closest allies had defected to the opposition, causing a split in the Kremlin elites, and Russian state media had begun to warn of a revolution in the making. At a crisis meeting with his advisers on Dec. 8 of that year, the Russian leader chose to lay the blame on one meddling foreign diplomat: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
More than 20,500 homicides were committed in Mexico in 2015, rising slightly from 2014 after murders had fallen for three consecutive years, official figures showed on Monday. A total of 20,525 homicides were reported last year, compared to 20,010 in 2014, according to the national statistics institute (INEGI). Murders surged in Mexico after the government deployed troops to crack down on drug cartels in December 2006.
The Rev. Tim LaHaye, co-author of the "Left Behind" series, a multimillion-selling literary juggernaut that brought end-times prophecy into mainstream bookstores, died Monday. LaHaye died in a San Diego, California, hospital, days after having suffered a stroke, according to his publicist Johnnie Moore. Co-authored with Jerry B. Jenkins, the 16-volume "Left Behind" series of novels published by Tyndale House Publishers sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, Moore said, and popularized a Bible interpretation that said born-again Christians will be instantly taken to God in the Rapture, while those left behind on earth endure seven years of tribulation.
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Two women will soon be the first female soldiers to undergo training to become members of the Green Berets, the US Army's special forces, the military said Monday. "They are the first two women who have been selected for special forces assessment" following the elimination of the ban on women in combat roles, said Major Melody Faulkenberry, a spokeswoman for the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. President Barack Obama's administration decided in 2013 that all combat positions should be open to women by 2016, including the infantry and special operations forces.
When it launched July 29, 2015, Windows 10 was made available as a free upgrade for one year only to users running Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems. Now, as the one-year deadline approaches, the days of the free upgrade are numbered, and those who still haven't updated their systems will soon have to pay to get Windows 10. All PCs running the Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8.1 operating systems can be upgraded to Windows 10.