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President Trump took credit on Friday for a new initiative to stop gun violence in Chicago. President Trump announced early Friday morning that he was sending federal help to Chicago in an effort to quell the city’s gun violence. “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help.
Little Rock Police said 25 people were shot, while three club-goers suffered other injuries, during a dispute at the Power Ultra Lounge nightclub in the Arkansas capital.
On Saturday, U.S.-backed forces squeezed the remaining ISIS militants into the narrow streets of Mosul's Old City as they looked to re-take full control of the strategic city.
A U.S. warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam on Sunday in an operation meant to challenge the competing claims of all three nations, a U.S. Defense Department official said. The U.S.S. Stethem, a guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, part of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the official said. The operation was first reported by Fox News on Sunday.
A former city bus driver accused in a string of deadly nighttime shootings of people outside their homes or sitting in cars that kept residents of a Phoenix neighborhood inside after dark has been formally charged with nine counts of murder. The indictment this week of Aaron Juan Saucedo, 23, came nearly two months after police he was responsible for fatally shooting nine people and wounding two others during a nearly one-year period that ended in July 2016. Saucedo, dubbed the Serial Street Shooter by authorities, has been jailed since he was indicted in April in one of the first killings in the series.
Over the last 65 years, the German government has paid out more than $70 billion in reparations to Jewish victims of the Holocaust. However, a small group of Jews in the Romanian city of Iasi have received nothing.
Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is reportedly launching a program within the department to “critique” mainstream climate science, a senior administration official said, according to reports. The initiative, reportedly set to be coordinated by government-recruited experts, will attempt to offer a “back-and-forth critique” of climate science utilizing military-style exercises that identify potential vulnerabilities in field operations, according to environmental trade publication E&E News. “The administrator believes that we will be able to recruit the best in the fields which study climate and will organize a specific process in which these individuals … provide back-and-forth critique of specific new reports on climate science,” the official said, according to E&E News.
US and Philippine warships on Saturday conducted a joint patrol of southern waters known as a hunting ground for local Muslim militants, amid rising concern over Islamic militancy and piracy in the region. U.S. Navy combat ship USS Coronado and the Philippine frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz carried out their joint patrol of the Sulu Sea, a body of water off the southern Philippines where militant groups have carried out kidnappings, a US embassy statement said. "These patrols enhance regional peace and stability," the US naval commander, Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson said, according to the statement.
By Doina Chiacu and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it, muddying the waters as congressional leaders struggle for consensus on healthcare legislation. Senate Republican leaders had set Friday as the target for rewriting legislation for a simultaneous repeal and replacement of extensive parts of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the law dubbed Obamacare that expanded health insurance coverage to 20 million people. The deadline seemed unlikely to be met given that most senators had left Washington ahead of next week's recess, without agreement on a clear direction for the healthcare bill, and Trump's tweet did not appear to gain political traction.
Thousands of people are taking part in the first major protest in the northern German city of Hamburg before the Group of 20 meeting next weekend. About 4,000 people marched through the city center Sunday to protest against the climate and trade policies of the world’s major developed and emerging economies. Authorities are putting in place tight security and declaring certain areas of Hamburg off limits to protesters during the July 7-8 summit.
An Ohio teen was attacked by a shark while boogie boarding at a local beach during the first day of her family vacation in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Reagan Readnour, 14, told local media that she at first believed her brother was messing with her before realizing what had happened. The incident reportedly occurred June 18 while Readnour was dangling her legs in waste-deep in water at Burkes Beach at the Hilton Head Island, the Island Packet reported Friday.
When Chris Daugherty stepped off the USS Carl Vinson in California after six months overseas, he was shocked to find his wife was not only pregnant, but several weeks away from giving birth. “He didn’t know what to say or what to do,” Natasha Daugherty told InsideEdition.com. After months of secrecy, Natasha finally revealed her secret by showing off her big baby bump during his homecoming, and capturing his reaction on video.
The note's contents were among new information offered by local District Attorney Hillar Moore III that provided the most extensive details to date of the shooting rampage. Citing computer records, Moore said gunman Gavin Long had searched for the addresses of the two Baton Rouge police officers involved in the July 5, 2016, death of Alton Sterling, 37, outside the Baton Rouge store.
Prosecutors have dropped arson charges against two juveniles in connection with the Tennessee wildfires that killed 14 people and tore through thousands of homes and businesses in November, a law enforcement official said Friday. In December, Dunn announced charges of aggravated arson against the juveniles in connection with a fire in the remote Chimney Tops area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park that officials have said blew several miles (kilometers) into Gatlinburg, ravaging the vacation town. The juveniles are from Tennessee, but not Sevier County, where the fires spread, Dunn has said.
Former President Barack Obama has spoken on the dangers of nationalism and President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, without actually mentioning him by name. Obama spoke to the Fourth Congress of the Indonesian Diaspora while visiting Jakarta Saturday, according to the Hill. “We start seeing a rise in sectarian politics,” Obama said.
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China's President Xi Jinping warned on Saturday that any challenge to Beijing's control over Hong Kong crossed a "red line", as thousands calling for more democracy marched through the city 20 years since it was handed back by Britain. Xi spoke in a televised address after swearing in new Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, who is already being cast by critics as a China stooge in a city where many are angry at Beijing's tightening grip on the freedoms of its nearly eight million people. A huge security operation shut down large parts of Hong Kong for Xi's three-day visit, reflecting Beijing's concern that there should be no embarrassment ahead of a key Communist Party congress later this year which is expected to cement his position as the most powerful Chinese leader in a generation.
The fire has damaged buildings, but there were no reported serious injuries, said Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire spokeswoman Tiffany Davila. The blaze, dubbed the Goodwin Fire, has charred nearly 25,000 acres (10,120 hectares) and destroyed an unknown number of homes after erupting last Saturday in the Prescott National Forest, 70 miles (110 km) north of Phoenix. Authorities reopened part of Highway 69 in Mayer, a town of 1,400 people, and residents from the east side of nearby Poland Junction were allowed to return home on Friday, Davila said.
The president, on vacation at his resort in New Jersey, unleashed another Twitter tirade on Saturday. He again attacked the hosts of ‘Morning Joe’ and referred to CNN as ‘Fraud News CNN.’