Donald Trump used a Monday afternoon speech in Roanoke, Va., to torch a wide range of leading Democrats, including many who were getting ready for the first big day of the Democratic National Convention on Monday night. The Republican nominee started off this speech with an attack on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., who announced on Sunday that she would resign her position as chair of the Democratic National Committee. Wasserman Schultz’s announcement came after a damaging email leak revealed her organization had worked against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign during the Democratic primary.
Severe storms with lightning, heavy rain and strong winds rolled through Philadelphia during the Democratic convention Monday night, leading city officials to urge political protesters and rally attendees to seek shelter and organizers to recommend that media members evacuate a tent outside the arena. The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management urged those in FDR Park to seek shelter beneath an interstate underpass after the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm and flash flood warning for the city. The park near the Wells Fargo Center is one of the main protest sites and was filled with both Bernie Sanders supporters and those listening to Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein when the storm hit.
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.
In court papers, lawyers for the student, Gavin Grimm, urged the Supreme Court to leave in place a lower court's order in favor of Grimm while the litigation goes on. The case is the first time the fight over transgender bathroom rights has reached the Supreme Court. Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued on behalf of Grimm to challenge the Gloucester County School Board's bathroom policy, which requires transgender students to use alternative restroom facilities.
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.
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 parachute from the Kansas woman, who had already completed five jumps on Sunday as she worked to become an instructor, was found in a tree after her sixth jump that day, TV broadcasters KOCO and KFOR reported from the search site, about 60 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.
In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, Tesla and the owner of a Model X involved in a crash a few weeks ago have been involved in a war of words as of late. Last week, a man known as Mr. Pang wrote an open letter to Tesla wherein he blamed the company’s Autopilot software for causing his Model X to spontaneously swerve into a guard rail and ultimately cause him to get into a serious accident. Immediately following the accident, Tesla issued a statement indicating that Autopilot was not used appropriately at the time of the crash.
A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed 12 people at a crowded checkpoint north of Baghdad on Monday, security and medical officials said. The blast at the entrance to the town of Khales also wounded 37, according to Diyala province police spokesman Colonel Ghalib al-Attiyah and health department spokesman Faris al-Azzawi. Attiyah said the checkpoint was crowded with cars, and that a number of them were burned in the blast.
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.
California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state's two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at the height of the summer tourism season. To the south, firefighters made progress containing a huge blaze in mountains outside Los Angeles, allowing authorities to let most of 20,000 people evacuated over the weekend to return home. The Los Angeles-area fire has destroyed 18 homes since it started and authorities over the weekend discovered a burned body in a car identified Tuesday as a man who refused to be evacuated.
A Connecticut convict on death row for killing a mom and her two daughters during a violent 2007 home invasion has been resentenced to life in prison following a ruling that the death penalty is unconstitutional. Joshua Komisarjevsky, 35, was resentenced to six consecutive life sentences without the possibility of release Tuesday, making him the third death row prisoner to be spared lethal injection after the state Supreme Court’s ruling last year that it was in violation of state's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Hayes and Komisarjevsky tied up and tortured the family as they tore through their home in search of cash and valuables, prosecutors said during their trials.
By Dustin Volz and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday issued the U.S. government's first emergency response manual for a major cyber attack, though some officials acknowledged it lacked clear guidance on possible retaliation against hacker adversaries. The Obama administration, which created a federal cyber chief position in February that has not yet been filled, published a "presidential policy directive" that includes a five-level grading system. No hack attack so far has hit level five, a source familiar with the policy discussions said.
Archaeologist Arnoldo Gonzalez said researchers believe the tomb and pyramid were purposely built atop a spring between AD 683 and 702. Attention has focused on the heavily carved stone sarcophagus in which Pakal was buried, and which some erroneously believe depict the Maya ruler seated at the controls of a spaceship. The director of archaeology for the National Institute of Anthropology and History, Pedro Sanchez Nava, said the theory makes sense in light of other pre-Hispanic peoples, such as those who lived at Teotihuacan, near Mexico City, where another water tunnel was found.
A priest was killed and another person was seriously injured following an attack at a church in Normandy, France, where officials said police killed two hostage takers. Two armed men entered the church shortly before 10 a.m. local time, during morning mass, and took five people hostage at the church in a suburb of Rouen – located roughly 80 miles northwest of Paris – according to the Ministry of the Interior. A nun and a parishioner were among the hostages. The motive is not yet known, but the Paris persecutor’s office has opened up a terrorism investigation following the attack. (GMA) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr .
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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.
Turkish authorities on Monday issued arrest warrants for over 40 journalists in a new phase of the controversial legal crackdown after the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sparking fresh alarm over the scope of the detentions. With Erdogan seeking to rally national cross-party support for his rule 10 days after defeating the attempted putsch, he hosted two top opposition leaders for an unprecedented meeting at his presidential palace resulting in signs of agreement to work together on a new constitution. More than 13,000 people have been detained so far in a vast sweep in the wake of the July 15 military coup bid, which the authorities blame on the reclusive US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Democrats beat Republicans in U.S. television ratings, according to Nielsen data released on Tuesday for the first night of the Democratic National Convention. An estimated 26 million people watched Monday evening between 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Eastern time, when first lady Michelle Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders were among the key speakers, Nielsen said. The total is about three million more TV eyes than for the first night of the Republican convention last week when White House contender Donald Trump's wife Melania was the keynote speaker.
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.
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.
A person holds up an American flag during a rally near City Hall in Philadelphia during the second day of the Democratic National Convention, wild buffalos swim in flood waters in search of high land in Kaziranga national park in India and a Bangladeshi
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.
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.