Sen. Tim Kaine defended Hillary Clinton against Republican attacks Wednesday night in his first speech since officially becoming the Democratic nominee for vice president. Kaine also debuted an impression of Donald Trump, mocking the Republican nominee for making promises he doesn’t keep. “Now, last week in Cleveland, we heard a lot about trust,” Kaine said of the Republican National Convention.
A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl tried to kill her brother's girlfriend, slitting her throat and telling her during the attack that she was a psychopath looking for her first kill, according to investigators. Kali Jade Bookey of New Richmond, a city of 8,400 people about 35 miles east of Minneapolis, was charged as an adult Thursday with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
The UN on Friday urged Russia to give it control of humanitarian passages out of Aleppo in northern Syria where besieged residents cowered indoors afraid to use what some called "death corridors". A monitoring group, meanwhile, reported that at least 18 civilians were killed in air strikes in the city of Aleppo and in the provincial town of Atareb. Syrian regime ally Russia has said three humanitarian passages would be opened for civilians and surrendering fighters seeking to exit Aleppo's eastern districts.
The move comes after footage aired by the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) showed young inmates allegedly being abused by guards. Following a national outcry, Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ordered a royal commission to investigate the mistreatment of children in detention. The government is also planning to move detainees out of the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre — the facility featured in a report by the ABC program Four Corners — and possibly into former immigration holding centers, the Guardian reports.
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews hoping to contain a deadly wildfire burning in rugged, drought-stricken terrain north of Los Angeles made steady progress on Wednesday, after a bulldozer operator fighting a smaller blaze in central California died when the tractor overturned. Some 3,000 firefighters battling the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest extended containment lines around 40 percent of the 38,350-acre (15,520 hectare) on Wednesday, according to fire information officer Sam Wu. The blaze has destroyed 18 homes as it churned through drought-stricken chaparral and brush spewing out plumes of smoke that prompted the South Coast Air Quality Management District to warn residents in parts of Southern California to avoid outdoor activities.
A problem in the engine room led to flooding on board a fishing boat off Alaska's Aleutian Islands, forcing the crew to abandon ship, the Coast Guard said Wednesday. The 46 crew members of the stricken Alaska Juris were taken to the port in Adak, Alaska, arriving late Wednesday morning, Adak city manager Layton Lockett said. Adak is about 175 miles (282 kilometers) southeast of where the Alaska Juris ran into trouble.
A Kashmiri Muslim youth tries to pick up an exploded tear smoke shell fired by Indian Police, a Sumatran Tiger called Indrah climbs a tree in its enclosure at the Melbourne Zoo in Melbourne and Pope Francis, background, is framed by a barbed wire as he prays in front of the Memorial at the former Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
China wants everyone to stop stealing its Great Wall. Officials from the State Administration of Cultural Heritage have announced they will begin conducting regular inspections and will carry out random checks along the wall to ensure local authorities
The first female Democratic senator spoke with the Democratic Women of the Senate at the DNC.
In his final Democratic National Convention appearance as a commander-in-chief, President Obama did not hold back as he took Donald Trump to task in Philadelphia. Inside the Wells Fargo Center, Obama let the jabs fly as he slammed the GOP presidential candidate’s rhetoric, policies and campaign. “America is already great.
The gunman's bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and "touched the soul of the entire nation," Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers. "We need to heal," said Biden, who was joined at a Baton Rouge church by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, the officers' widows and hundreds of others. Biden spoke directly to the three officers' relatives from the stage.
Five US special forces troops have been wounded fighting the Islamic State group in eastern Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, the US commander said Thursday. Two of the troops have returned to duty after being treated for their wounds, while the other three were expected to recover fully, General John Nicholson, who heads the NATO force in Afghanistan, said in a video conference from Kabul. The Americans were wounded "in the last several days" while taking part in a joint operation with Afghan army troops in eastern Nangarhar province, Nicholson said.
Aix-les-Bains (France) (AFP) - Abdel Malik Petitjean, 19, identified as the second attacker involved in the killing of a French priest, was described as perfectly normal by his incredulous family and friends. Unlike his accomplice Adel Kermiche, also 19, Petitjean never raised suspicions for radicalisation among his neighbours, and was unknown to police until last month when he tried to go to Syria. Petitjean was born to a family of Algerian origin and lived in the quiet lakeside town of Aix-les-Bains in the shadow of the Alps, popular with visitors seeking thermal cures.
A new study claims that there is only one distinct species of wolf indigenous to North America, the gray wolf. The study, published Wednesday in the Science Advances journal, debunks the theory that the red wolf found in southern U.S. and the eastern wolf found in central Ontario are also distinct species living in North America. Scientists say the red wolf and the eastern wolf are just gray wolves with coyote DNA.
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may help explain what led to the May 7 fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using the car's "Autopilot" system, a person familiar with the meeting told Reuters on Friday. Tesla staff members told congressional aides at an hour-long briefing on Thursday that they were still trying to understand the "system failure" that led to the crash, the source said. Tesla is considering whether the radar and camera input for the vehicle’s automatic emergency braking system failed to detect the truck trailer or the automatic braking system’s radar may have detected the trailer but discounted this input as part of a design to "tune out" structures such as bridges to avoid triggering false braking, the source said.
Last night, Ford sent out a whole batch of letters to prospective buyers of the 2017 GT. The folks at Ford GT Forum started uploading screenshots of their letters last night. Congratulations! You've been selected for the opportunity to purchase a new Ford GT!
A North Korean defector has reportedly sought refuge at the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong, according to local media outlets. The individual, who has not been identified, arrived in Hong Kong two weeks ago, and is understood to be part of a North Korean delegation competing in an academic competition at a local university, the South China Morning Post reports. The security presence around the consulate, located near Hong Kong’s government headquarters close to the central business district, has intensified in recent days, the Post reports.
An ancient potters' workshop dating back to Roman times has been discovered in Galilee, in northern Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority announced that excavations in Shlomi, a town near the Lebanon border, have revealed a ceramic factory where storage jars and vessels for wine and oil would have been made 1,600 years ago. Archaeologists working at the site said this workshop is notable for its carefully constructed rock-cut kiln.
If there’s one sure sign that an opponent has gotten under Donald Trump’s skin, it’s when he gives them a nickname. Now Michael Bloomberg knows how that feels. At a rally Thursday, Trump attacked Bloomberg without naming him, saying, “I was going to hit one guy in particular, a very little guy,” the Washington Post reports.
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Turkey's top military commander, who was held hostage during an attempted coup, kept his post Thursday, while the general who served as acting chief of staff was promoted following a purge in the military following the failed putsch. Hulusi Akar, a four-star general, retained his position as chief of staff, the presidency announced after a meeting of the Supreme Military Council, representing the commanders of NATO's second largest army. The decisions came after Turkey discharged nearly 1,700 officers, including 149 generals and admirals, suspected of involvement in the July 15 attempted coup.
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Afghan government lost control or influence of nearly 5 percent of its territory between January and May, the U.S government's top watchdog on Afghanistan said in a report on Friday, an indication of the challenges its forces are facing. Fifteen years after the United States invaded Afghanistan to topple the Taliban rulers who had harbored al Qaeda militants who attacked the United States, the Taliban have made major gains and are estimated to control more territory than at any time since 2001. Washington has been training and equipping Afghan security forces in order to withdraw America troops from the country, but the Afghans remain short of personnel and hardware.
In his speech at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama made the case for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s election as his successor. Obama said there’s never been a man or a woman — “not me, not Bill” — who’s more qualified than Hillary Clinton to be president. The president told Democrats he’s “ready to pass the baton” to Clinton in her campaign against Republican Donald Trump.
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Mexican authorities transferred aging drug lord Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo to house arrest Thursday after serving 31 years in prison for the killing of a US undercover agent. Eduardo Guerrero, head of Mexico's penitentiary system, said Fonseca Carrillo was moved to a house near Mexico City before dawn to finish the last nine years of his 40-year sentence following a judge's order. The 86-year-old capo's release means that two of the three founders of the once powerful Guadalajara drug cartel linked to the agent's murder are out of prison.
Wildlife workers have rescued six rhino calves from being washed away by floodwaters that have swamped a national park in northeastern India. The rains have also flooded vast tracts of the Kaziranga National Park, home to the world's largest population of the one-horned rhinoceros. Six baby rhinos have been rescued since the floods began last week, said Rathin Barman, an official at a wildlife research and conservation center in Kaziranga.
A piece of debris found in Tanzania is "highly likely" to be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's transport minister said Friday, as he defended the Indian Ocean search efforts. The large wing part was brought to Canberra for analysis after it was found by locals on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania last month. In a statement, Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said "it is highly likely that the latest piece of debris being analysed by the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370".