Newly published documents reveal that “American Sniper” Chris Kyle was not part of the elite group of U.S. fighters to earn one of the nation’s top three combat medals on more than one occasion during the global war on terrorism, as he claimed in his bestselling autobiography. Kyle, a former Navy SEAL
A former private investigator on Casey Anthony's defense team is making serious allegations about her trial attorney, Jose Baez, claiming he said his client was guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter. "Baez had told me that Casey murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere," said Dominic Casey, according to an affidavit filed in court relating to Anthony's bankruptcy case that was posted online Wednesday by several media outlets. Casey also claimed in the 15-page affidavit that Anthony had sex with Baez as a form of payment for his legal services.
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama administration officials told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday they would oppose new sanctions on Iran if they interfere with last year's international nuclear agreement, laying the groundwork for a potential fight over any legislation. "If legislation were to undermine the deal, by taking off the table commitments that we had put on the table, that would be a problem," Adam Szubin, the acting Treasury Department undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, told a House of Representatives hearing. House and Senate members are drafting new sanctions measures, accusing Iran of supporting terrorism, human rights abuses and violating its international commitments by testing ballistic missiles.
Five people died after a skydiving tour plane crashed and caught fire in Hawaii, one of two plane crashes reported Monday in the islands. It happened about 9:30 a.m. on the island of Kauai, the county fire department said. The pilot, two skydive instructors and two tandem jumpers were believed to be on the plane.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the European Union that the Turkish parliament would block laws related to the landmark deal to stem the flow of migrants to Europe if Ankara was not granted its key demand of visa-free travel. The stark and unexpected warning from Erdogan came amid spiralling tensions between the Turkish strongman and the bloc over a string of issues ranging from existing accords and human rights as he seeks to further consolidate his powers. "If that (the visa exemption) is not what will happen... no decision and no law in the framework of the readmission agreement will come out of the parliament of the Turkish Republic," Erdogan said at the close of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.
Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's first female president, is quite the accomplished, progressive lady. She holds three law degrees, is an author and a LGBT rights supporter. But according to one Chinese military official, Tsai is unfit to rule "long-term" because
An American torpedo bomber missing since World War II was recently discovered in the waters of the western Pacific Ocean by a joint historical and oceanographic research team. The downed TBM-1C Avenger, a General Motors-made aircraft put into use by the United States Navy after the US' entry into the global conflict, was located in the coral reefs off of the Republic of Palau. The find was facilitated by Project RECOVER, an initiative designed to locate World War II-era military vehicles and missing in action (MIA) soldiers associated with lost craft.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations posted a satirical ad in effort to combat anti-Muslim bigotry. Do you think your neighbors a terrorist idol I. Very low less a law like month alone leg blown. Does your fear of Muslims get in the way of living
Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burn marks and are very small in size, suggesting an explosion on board may have downed the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said Tuesday. The official, who is part of the Egyptian team investigating the crash that killed all 66 people on board the flight from Paris to Cairo early last Thursday, has personally examined the remains at a Cairo morgue. “Whatever has been published is baseless and mere assumptions,” Hisham Abdel-Hamid told Egypt’s state MENA news agency.
A Portuguese and a Russian national were arrested in Rome at the weekend on suspicion of espionage, the European Union's judicial cooperation unit Eurojust said on Tuesday. Portuguese media said the arrested Portuguese citizen worked for the national SIS intelligence service and was suspected of being a double agent who was passing sensitive information about NATO and the European Union to Russia. There was no official confirmation of this from either Portugal or Italy, and the two suspects were not named.
Border authorities say they nabbed a woman last week as she attempted to cross the border with a pound of methamphetamine that was disguised as lunch. Customs and Border Protection officers in Arizona were alerted to the potential presence of narcotics on an Arizona woman as she crossed back into the United States from Mexico Friday. While conducting a search, authorities say they discovered her bag of burritos weren't chicken, beef or bean — they were meth.
The ‘Fun City Bowl’ is an annual charity football game held in Coney Island between New York City’s police department and its fire department. Sure, they’re pretty good at working together to save lives when it matters, but it seems that when the competitive stakes are high, things tend to get nasty.
A mother and her toddler daughter were killed by an Amtrak train that plowed into their SUV as it sat on the tracks, police said. Vanessa Henriquez, 30, and three-year-old Saidy were crushed under the commuter train in San Leandro, California on Tuesday.
Protesters seeking to drive Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro from office have vowed fresh street rallies on Wednesday and Thursday, a test of their strength in a tense political crisis. A week after braving tear gas in their last march against Maduro and the state of emergency he has imposed, his opponents plan to demonstrate starting around 1400 GMT Wednesday. It accuses electoral authorities of dragging their feet in processing their petition for a referendum, which it wants to hold by the end of the year to get rid of Maduro.
On May 20, tourists on an Australian cruise witnessed an incredible but gruesome sight: approximately 70 tiger sharks tearing apart the carcass of a humpback whale in Shark Bay. The tour company, Eco Abrolhos, encountered the bloody scene during the fourth day of a 14-day cruise, as the group traveled near Steep Point, Dirk Hartog Island, according to a post on the company's Facebook page.
The River Safari has unveiled its new animal icon — a two-year-old manatee named Canola, two years after the river-themed zoo opened. Canola, who was abandoned at birth, was selected because of her life story and the close bond she shares with the keepers, Deputy Head Aquarist Keith So said. “We hope to continue spreading the message about the importance of protecting the world’s remaining freshwater species.” he said and added that Canola is the first hand-raised manatee by aquarists in the River Safari.
Speaker Paul Ryan is taking steps to bring greater order to the House floor after a Democrat-authored gay rights amendment caused chaos last week. Ryan told House Republicans Tuesday that in the future, such amendments will have to be printed ahead of time. It's a procedural change that could allow the GOP majority to better manage politically problematic votes.
A white University of Kansas assistant professor who used a racial slur during a class discussion on race said the school won't renew her contract after the next academic year. Andrea Quenette, who was cleared by a university investigation into complaints of discrimination, said Monday she was notified last week that she would not be reappointed to her job after the spring 2017 semester, The Lawrence Journal-World reported (http://bit.ly/1OTQZ8c ). The decision came as Quenette, an assistant professor of communication studies, was undergoing a progress toward tenure review, which is routine for third-year faculty.
Russia's defense ministry said on Wednesday it was holding off from striking rebels with the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front to give other armed groups time to move away from Nusra positions. The ministry said in a statement it had received requests from multiple armed groups, mainly in Damascus and Aleppo, asking for a pause in air strikes. The ministry said taking those requests into account, it had decided to allow more time before it starts air strikes on the Nusra positions.
The ongoing Baylor University sexual assault scandal has now been drawn out for years, with more and more details coming to light as it continues to unfurl on a public stage. Baylor is being accused of failing to properly respond to reported rapes and sexual assaults during the years of 2009-2016, at least eight football players have been accused or convicted of an incident during that span, and a string of students have come forward to raise accusations against Baylor staff for not attending to victims in the right manner. One, Jasmin Hernandez, has since sued the school due to officials ignoring “her attempts to report and seek justice after being raped by then-football player Tevin Elliot in 2012.” Elliot was convicted and is now serving time in jail.
Ariens Co., which manufactures snow blowers and lawnmowers at a plant outside Green Bay, Wis., fired seven of its Muslim employees in January, and another 14 resigned, after the company told Muslim workers they should stop taking an extra break for prayer, Laura Putre reported for Industry Week. The company had hired the workers, Somali immigrants from Green Bay, several months earlier and accommodated them with both prayer rooms and a bus service to help with the 40-minute commute. A dispute arose in January after the non-Muslim workers complained the Somali workers were taking extra breaks for prayer time, sometimes without communicating with supervisors.
The Acura NSX hybrid supercar, made under Honda's luxury vehicle brand, has finally gone into production. Presented for the first time as a concept car at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, it has taken four years of prototypes, development and testing of all kinds for the Japanese car maker to finally gave the new NSX the go-ahead.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday cancelled scheduled peace talks with the Turkish Cypriot leader over what he saw as an attempt to recognise the Turkish-held north of the divided island. The move came after Anastasiades snubbed a state dinner at the world humanitarian summit in Istanbul on Monday on discovering that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci was also invited. "With regret President Anastasiades has ascertained there is no fertile ground to hold a planned meeting with the Turkish Cypriot leader on May 27," government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said.
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The Russian military has denied a claim by the Islamic State group that it has destroyed several Russian helicopter gunships and other equipment at a base in Syria. Konashenkov said in a statement that satellite images showing burned shells of helicopters and trucks at the Diyas air base reflect the damage from months of clashes in the area between Syrian government forces and militants.