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June 07, 2015
Assad troops force Syrian rebels to retreat from key town

Assad troops force Syrian rebels to retreat from key town

Bashar al-Assad has vowed to recapture all of Syria as his forces made significant battlefield gains and drove rebel fighters out of a strategic town he once attacked with chemical weapons. Syrian regime troops pushed rebel forces from Khan Sheikhoun, a town where Assad’s jets once dropped chemical...

Salvador clears rape victim of killing baby: lawyer

Salvador clears rape victim of killing baby: lawyer

An appeals court in El Salvador on Monday acquitted a 21-year-old rape victim accused of killing her stillborn baby, in a case closely watched by rights groups. The court in San Salvador overturned a 30-year sentence imposed on Evelyn Hernandez, who was convicted under the Central American...

Pompeo Says North Korea Missile Tests Are of Concern to U.S.

Pompeo Says North Korea Missile Tests Are of Concern to U.S.

(Bloomberg) -- North Korea’s continued missile tests are of concern to the U.S. government, and negotiations to halt Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions have lagged, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said Tuesday."We haven’t gotten back to the table as quickly as we would have liked,” Pompeo said in...

CNN Pundit’s Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering Her Speech

CNN Pundit’s Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering Her Speech

CNN pundit April Ryan's security guard has been charged with assault after he forcibly removed a local New Jersey reporter from an event at which Ryan was delivering a speech.Charlie Kravotil, editor of New Brunswick Today, claims that Ryan's bodyguard, 30-year-old Joel Morris, approached...

A Florida man fed a kinkajou. The next morning, the 'super aggressive' exotic creature attacked him

A Florida man fed a kinkajou. The next morning, the 'super aggressive' exotic creature attacked him

A Florida man was attacked by a kinkajou, a raccoon-like carnivore native to the rain forests of Central and South America.

Climate change will cripple economies regardless of countries' wealth- report

Climate change will cripple economies regardless of countries' wealth- report

Climate change will damage the economies of countries whether they are rich or poor, hot or cold by the year 2100, economists said in a new report, dispelling the notion that impoverished, warm countries will suffer the most on a warming planet. Researchers who examined data from 174 countries...

Detained immigrants sue over conditions, medical care

Detained immigrants sue over conditions, medical care

Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities. In the suit filed by disability and civil rights advocates in U.S. District Court, immigrants said they're...

School workers who used Sharpie to color in black teen’s hair in Texas are being sued

School workers who used Sharpie to color in black teen’s hair in Texas are being sued

A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed on Sunday against a Texas school district and three officials after they took disciplinary action for a student’s haircut, court documents say.

China could ‘render US military bases useless’ within hours of conflict in Asia, report says

China could ‘render US military bases useless’ within hours of conflict in Asia, report says

China’s military could use missiles to overwhelm American military bases in Asia within hours, a think tank has warned.The US defence strategy in the Indo-Pacific is “in the throes of an unprecedented crisis”, according to a report from the United States Studies Center, at the University of Sydney...

Tourists who stole sand from beach in Sardinia could face up to six years in prison

Tourists who stole sand from beach in Sardinia could face up to six years in prison

A pair of tourists face up to six years in prison after allegedly stealing a large quantity of sand from the pristine beaches of Sardinia. The French couple were found to have nearly 40kg (90lb) of fine white sand in the boot of their car. The vehicle was stopped during a routine check by border...

The police officer who fatally choked Eric Garner has been fired. The guy who filmed it is still in prison.

The police officer who fatally choked Eric Garner has been fired. The guy who filmed it is still in prison.

Former NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo escaped criminal prosecution. Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the deadly encounter, has been locked up for years.

French model tycoon at heart of Epstein scandal accusations

French model tycoon at heart of Epstein scandal accusations

A formerly powerful French modelling tycoon has emerged as a key figure in the scandal surrounding US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide in jail while facing charges of sexually trafficking minors. Jean-Luc Brunel, regarded as a close friend and ally of the disgraced US financier,...

Fukushima Radiation Becomes Latest Japan-South Korea Sore Point

Fukushima Radiation Becomes Latest Japan-South Korea Sore Point

(Bloomberg) -- Radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is becoming the latest source of tension between Japan and South Korea, potentially undercutting Tokyo’s effort to promote the 2020 Olympics.In recent days, South Korean officials have summoned a Japanese diplomat to express concern...

'Storm Area 51' event pushes rural Nevada county to declare emergency

'Storm Area 51' event pushes rural Nevada county to declare emergency

Lincoln County commissioner pre-signed an emergency declaration ahead of the "Storm Area 51" raid event that's drawn more than 2 million RSVPs.

Hiker Who Survived Being Lost in Montana Wilderness for Days Speaks Out

Hiker Who Survived Being Lost in Montana Wilderness for Days Speaks Out

Sunday marks a week since Kaden Laga went missing in Montana. He and his wife Arden, who are expecting their first baby, were out visiting family when a normal hike turned into a search and rescue.

Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He’s a Trump supporter

Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He’s a Trump supporter

For years, President Trump has claimed that millions of noncitizens voted in the 2016 presidential election, unfairly skewing his vote as Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College.

Authorities praised for handling of protests in Portland

Authorities praised for handling of protests in Portland

After previous political rallies that ended in violence, police in Portland, Oregon, earned praise Monday from outside observers for using a natural barrier — the city's Willamette River — to keep dueling protesters apart during a weekend far-right rally and large counter-demonstration that...

Man pees in sink behind Starbucks counter and douses merchandise, Penn. cops say

Man pees in sink behind Starbucks counter and douses merchandise, Penn. cops say

Pennsylvania police are looking for a man suspected of peeing in a Starbucks sink and onto merchandise in the store.

Teens swept up in night raids in Kashmir clampdown

Teens swept up in night raids in Kashmir clampdown

Ali Mohammad Rah sat on the pavement outside a police station in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Tuesday, waiting to see his teenage sons, who were swept up in government raids overnight. Government sources say at least 4,000 people have been detained in Kashmir since India revoked the...

Phoenix police must now report whenever they point a gun at someone

Phoenix police must now report whenever they point a gun at someone

Chief Jeri Williams provided an update on Phoenix Police Department changes following a record number of police shootings in 2018.

Major retailers including Nordstrom, Macy's, and JCPenney reportedly joined Victoria's Secret in using a modeling agency with ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Major retailers including Nordstrom, Macy's, and JCPenney reportedly joined Victoria's Secret in using a modeling agency with ties to Jeffrey Epstein

In the wake of Jeffrey Epstein's death, discoveries of his wide-ranging ties to the retail industry only continue to grow.

2005 Ford GT: America's Homegrown Supercar

2005 Ford GT: America's Homegrown Supercar

Don't miss the opportunity to own this rare American supercar. The first generation run of the Ford GT quickly propelled the car into American supercar status, and it all started with a 2005 Ford GT, just like this one up for grabs. This mid-engine beauty is a part of the limited production...

I am Mexican American with no hyphen and no apologies – and am haunted by a history of hate.

I am Mexican American with no hyphen and no apologies – and am haunted by a history of hate.

I didn’t know how to write about the El Paso massacre because for two weeks I’ve been too angry at too many people.

4 last wolves in Washington pack killed by state hunters

4 last wolves in Washington pack killed by state hunters

The last four members of a wolf pack that preyed on cattle in a rural Washington state area bordering Canada have been killed by state hunters, prompting protests from environmental groups. The four wolves were part of a pack that originally had seven members and attacked cows, killing or wounding...

Chevy Baits Ford Mustang Owners with Special Camaro Discount

Chevy Baits Ford Mustang Owners with Special Camaro Discount

It's a good try, but Ford's still ahead on sales and has an offer of its own.

IG report on Russia probe will be a 'blockbuster,' former US attorney predicts

IG report on Russia probe will be a 'blockbuster,' former US attorney predicts

Former U.S. Attorney Guy Lewis says DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report on the Russia probe will make Robert Mueller's look like a book report.

Huawei dismisses new suspension of 'unjust' US ban

Huawei dismisses new suspension of 'unjust' US ban

Beijing (AFP) - Huawei on Tuesday dismissed Washington's three-month delay to a ban on US firms selling to the Chinese tech giant and said the decision would not change the fact it had been "treated unjustly".

El Paso mass shooting widower receives free vehicle after his is wrecked

El Paso mass shooting widower receives free vehicle after his is wrecked

Vanessa Kondow, who works for a towing company, said in an Aug. 18 social media post that Antonio Basco’s vehicle was stolen and wrecked Aug. 17.

Russia's new high-altitude drone just flew for the first time, and they want to arm it with one ton of bombs

Russia's new high-altitude drone just flew for the first time, and they want to arm it with one ton of bombs

On Tuesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense shared video of a test flight for the Altius-U, a major step forward in its drone program.

Couple who ran a home for troubled boys charged with trafficking children, forced labor

Couple who ran a home for troubled boys charged with trafficking children, forced labor

A husband and wife who ran a home for troubled boys in Texas have been arrested a year after the home was raided and eight boys were removed, reports say.

For Trump, appeals to white fears about race may be a tougher sell in 2020: Reuters/Ipsos poll

For Trump, appeals to white fears about race may be a tougher sell in 2020: Reuters/Ipsos poll

U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election. The analysis comes amid widespread criticism of Trump's racially charged comments about four minority women lawmakers and the fallout from a mass shooting...

The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning

The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning

A Philadelphia official says the resignation of Police Commissioner Richard Ross is related to allegations made by a corporal and a patrol officer against several department employees. Deana Gamble is a spokeswoman for Mayor Jim Kenney. Kenney's announcement Tuesday referred to a sexual...

California high school becomes largest public school in the country to ban phones

California high school becomes largest public school in the country to ban phones

The assistant principal pushed for the project when he noticed some kids weren't even socializing with other students anymore.

Ocasio-Cortez: The Electoral College Is a ‘Scam’

Ocasio-Cortez: The Electoral College Is a ‘Scam’

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Monday called the U.S. Electoral College "a scam" that negatively affects minorities."We're coming to you live from the Electoral College," the New York Democrat said in a video on Instagram, which featured her driving...

Spain sends navy to save migrants as Italian justice intervenes

Spain sends navy to save migrants as Italian justice intervenes

Spain on Tuesday deployed a naval patrol boat to pick up migrants on a charity rescue boat that has been stranded off Italy's Lampedusa island for days after numerous people jumped overboard in a desperate bid to swim ashore. Prosecutor Luigi Patronaggio also ordered the Open Arms charity...

'Ticking time bomb': Violence surges amid guard shortage, lockdown at Mississippi prison

'Ticking time bomb': Violence surges amid guard shortage, lockdown at Mississippi prison

As a lockdown at this Mississippi prison enters its seventh month, violence is rampant. It's "not a sustainable situation," ACLU official says. Others agree.

The US just entered a great-power arms race in a big way — and Russia and China are panicking

The US just entered a great-power arms race in a big way — and Russia and China are panicking

The US just tested its first post-INF Treaty missile, and Russia and China are both worried and warning that the US is igniting a new arms race.

Demolition derby accident kills woman after car flies into crowd

Demolition derby accident kills woman after car flies into crowd

A woman was killed and seven other people injured when an out-of-control demolition derby car veered into spectators, it has been reported.The woman, believed to be a paramedic in her 30s, died after the crash in Deer Lodge, Montana, which happened during the final event of a tri-county fair on Sunday.

Serial killer who murdered SC teen featured on new season of Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’

Serial killer who murdered SC teen featured on new season of Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’

He has a long rap sheet of crimes throughout the South, and a controversial connection to a South Carolina murder.

Carrie Symonds 'barred from entering the US over Somalia trip'

Carrie Symonds 'barred from entering the US over Somalia trip'

Carrie Symonds, Boris Johnson's girlfriend, has reportedly been barred from visiting the United States. According to the Daily Mail, Miss Symonds, 31, applied for a visa to go to America in the next few days as part of her job with a US-based environmental group, but the American authorities...

No phones, no friends: Cut-off Kashmir children despair in lockdown

No phones, no friends: Cut-off Kashmir children despair in lockdown

In a tiny building in a cramped narrow lane in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, Mohammad Saleem and his family feel cut off from the world and trapped in their home as an Indian military lockdown enters its third week. The security measures have exacted a toll on the valley's children,...

A man walked into a sheriff's office and said he killed his daughter that day, police say

A man walked into a sheriff's office and said he killed his daughter that day, police say

A North Carolina father told a dispatcher that he was there to turn himself in for murder. The victim was his 15-year-old daughter.

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