In an embarrassment for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the party gives her longshot challenger, state Sen. Kevin de Leon, a boost.Author of state’s sanctuary law »
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and 18 members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee called on President Donald Trump to cancel his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after indictments were announced Friday accusing a dozen Kremlin intelligence officers of hacking Democratic Party emails during the 2016 presidential campaign. President Trump must be willing to confront #Putin from a position of strength & demonstrate there will be a price to pay for his ongoing aggression.
A monumentally huge iceberg is floating dangerously close to a Greenland community whose residents fear a devastating tsunami if the ice mountain breaks apart in warming weather. People close to the shore nearest the 11 million-ton berg were evacuated to higher ground in the remote village of Innaarsuit on Friday. “We fear the iceberg could calve” — break up — and “send a flood towards the village,” Greenland police spokesman Lina Davidsen told Danish news agency Ritzau.
“I am proud of being able to say I’m an American and I am Puerto Rican,” Mia Irizarry, who was harassed in a Chicago park last month over her Puerto Rico shirt, said. She tells NBC News’ Ron Mott how and why she kept so calm during the verbal attack.
An intense protest broke out in Chicago on Saturday evening after a police officer fatally shot a man whom officers said appeared to be armed. The officers reported they “saw a subject that they thought might have been armed around his waistband,” Police Chief Fred Waller said at a press conference late Saturday. Officers approached the man, who became combative and tried to push the officers’ hands away. The man began “flailing and swinging” at the officers, Waller said, and as he tried to escape, he appeared to reach for his weapon, which prompted the officer to shoot. Waller described it as a “semi-automatic weapon” and said he had “magazines” on him. While police have not publicly identified the victim, Black Youth Project 100, an activist organization based in Chicago, said he was Harith “Snoop” Augustus, an African-American barber and father. Black Youth Project interviewed one of Augustus’ friends at the barbershop, who said he was a quiet and good man.
A federal judge on Friday commended Trump administration efforts to reunify young children and families separated at the border but also said he plans to watch closely as a deadline approaches involving older children. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said at a hearing in San Diego that the government has demonstrated good faith and largely complied with a deadline this week to reunite families with children under 5. At the same time, he indicated he will be monitoring the administration's actions ahead of a July 26 deadline to reunite more than 2,500 older children with their families.
Israel's air force carried out the largest daytime airstrike campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip since the 2014 war on Saturday, killing two teenagers in an escalation of violence in the region after months of deadly protests. The Israeli air
Several hundred English far-right activists applauded and cheered on Saturday when a large cut-out picture of President Trump was unveiled during a march through central London.The few thousand-strong group were made up of those who were on a “Welcome
British counter-terrorism police said on Friday they believed they had found the source of the Novichok nerve agent that killed a woman in southwest England and left her partner critically ill in hospital. Dawn Sturgess, 44, died this month, just over a week after she was exposed to Novichok near the city of Salisbury where Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were struck down with the same poison in March. Sturgess' partner, 45-year-old Charlie Rowley from Amesbury, a town a few miles from Salisbury, is now recovering in hospital.
Papa John’s CEO Steve Ritchie had one job on Friday: Do damage control for the company after reports surfaced this week that founder John Schnatter used a racial slur in a conference call in May. After Schnatter resigned, it fell to Ritchie to show that Papa John’s understood what had happened and was resolved to make improvements ― basically, Crisis Management 101. Ritchie attempted to do that in the form of an open letter posted on the company website in which he says everything Papa John’s is going to do to make things right.
Two people are believed to have been injured in separate shark attacks at a single Florida beach Friday.The City of Fernandina Beach Government posted a warning on Facebook about the two alleged attacks Friday, urging people to stay
Donald Trump faces further protests as he rounds off his UK visit by golfing in Scotland, having wreaked diplomatic havoc south of the border. Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Edinburgh for a march against the president, who flew to Glasgow on Friday before spending the night at his Turnberry resort in Ayrshire. It is the third day of protests in Britain since the American leader arrived for a working trip which included trade talks with Theresa May and tea with the Queen.
The incident went viral after Chicago resident Camilla Hudson wrote about it on Facebook.
Quyen Dinh’s parents fled Vietnam for the U.S. in 1981, six years after the fall of Saigon. Economic inequality among Asian-Americans is now greater than that of other large racial or ethnic groups in the U.S., according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. While Asians overall still have the highest median income, researchers found there is a huge gap within the Asian community ― between those in the top 10 percent and those in the bottom 10 percent.
A Massachusetts police officer and bystander died Sunday from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer's gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a foot chase. Weymouth officer Michael Chesna was shot multiple times by his own firearm around 7:30 a.m. Sunday, and died from the injuries at South Shore Hospital, officials said. Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes said the shooting suspect, 20-year-old Emanuel Lopes, was in custody.
A six-year-old girl who was recorded crying in a detention centre after being separated from her mother at the US-Mexico border has been reunited with her. The mother, Cindy Madrid, who had fled from El Salvador, was reunited with her daughter Alisson at Houston airport after weeks apart. Last month Alisson was heard on a tape published by ProPublica, reciting a phone number for her family as she was detained.
“The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration,” Trump said about the Friday indictments connected to the reported hacking of a Democratic National Committee server during the 2016 U.S. election. Precisely what U.S. intelligence agencies and former President Barack Obama knew of the Russian officials’ alleged actions at the time is unclear.
Egyptian archaeologists revealed on Saturday the details of an ancient burial shaft and a mummification workshop that were discovered 30 meters underground, near the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo. Archaeologists are hoping the mummification workshop will provide fresh insight into the chemical make-up of the oils used by ancient Egyptians to mummify their dead. Hundreds of small stone statues, jars, and vessels used in the mummification process were all found inside the burial chambers and excavated.
Hundreds of Syrian rebels and their relatives left the southern city of Daraa on Sunday under a deal to bring the "cradle" of the country's uprising back under government control. The transfers came as Russian-backed government forces advanced in the neighbouring province of Quneitra, with air strikes pounding rebel positions perilously close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. After securing Damascus in May, President Bashar al-Assad turned his attention to rebels in the strategically vital south, where protests against his rule first erupted seven years ago.
Musk and a team of engineers from three of his companies even flew to Thailand to make their idea come to life. “He can stick his submarine where it hurts,” expert caver Vern Unsworth told CNN International. Unsworth was instrumental in locating the boys inside the Tham Luang cave system after they went missing. A U.K. native, he has been living nearby and exploring Tham Luang for six years, The New York Times reported.
By Hyonhee Shin and Daphne Psaledakis SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that talks on Sunday between U.S. and North Korean officials to discuss the return of remains of U.S. service members killed in the 1950-53 Korean War "resulted in firm commitments" and that there would be a follow-up meeting on Monday. It was the first time in nine years that U.S. and North Korean generals held talks. The two sides met on the inter-Korean border and agreed to resume joint field activities to search for the remains of Americans missing from the war, Pompeo said in a statement.
After receiving criticism for his participation (or lack thereof) in the Thai cave rescue, Elon Musk tweeted insults at the diver credited for leading the mission that saved the 12 boys and their coach. Responding to the criticism, Musk tweeted a defence of his innovation while also hurling serious accusations at Unsworth.
Protesters in the Finnish capital on Sunday denounced the meeting of a “man-baby” and “evil spy” as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin prepared to go head to head in a historic summit clouded by Russia’s alleged manipulation of the 2016 US election. Monday’s summit in Helsinki will offer Putin, a former KGB spymaster, and Trump the chance to get the measure of each other on an array of fronts including Syria, Ukraine and nuclear disarmament. In a festive atmosphere and warm sunshine, more than 2,000 people denounced attacks on human rights, press freedom and dissent as they marched to Helsinki’s central Senate Square on the eve of the summit taking place in the nearby presidential palace.
British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people with a military grade nerve agent said Friday that a small bottle found in the home of one of the victims tested positive for Novichok, a lethal substance produced in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Dawn Sturgess, 44, and Charlie Rowley, 45, were sickened on June 30 in a southwestern England town not far from Salisbury, where British authorities say a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with Novichok in March. Sturgess died in a hospital on Sunday.
Ice cream is one of the sweetest ways to cool down when it’s hot out, but you may have noticed that the prices of the artisanal kind are rising as fast as the temperature. Sure, you can get your fix at the supermarket, where you’ll spend about $4 for a tub of Breyers, but if you head to a small-batch scoop shop, you’ll spend around the same amount for just one scoop ($4.10 per scoop at Portland, Oregon-based Salt & Straw and $5.50 at Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream). Ben & Jerry’s, for example, mixes its ice cream bases in a 1,000-gallon stainless steel blending tank.
Hopefully, Porsche will follow up with a production car. Porsche is putting on quite a show this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to celebrate 70 years since it’s been making sports cars. An important part of the festivities is represented by