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|'Close to Treason’ DHS Sec. Kelly Calls Out Intel Leaks
Homeland Security Sec. John Kelly tells Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that it’s “totally unacceptable” for intelligence to be leaked, after details of the U.K.'s investigation into the Manchester bombing were published by American news outlets.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 1:50 AM
|Poland has 'no doubt' about US commitment to NATO: minister
Poland's defence minister said Friday he was confident about US President Donald Trump's commitment to NATO amid doubts raised by his failure to publicly endorse the alliance's guarantee of collective defence. Allies who had hoped to hear Trump declare his commitment to NATO's Article 5 were left disappointed as he made no public mention of it at Thursday's summit in Brussels.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 5:56 PM
|Young Boy Thrown Off Slide At Dublin's New Water Park
The water slide that was responsible for the accident, the Emerald Plunge, was shut down and is being reevaluated for possible construction flaws.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 6:48 AM
|Man arrested after sheriff's deputy, seven others shot in Mississippi
A Mississippi man went on a shooting spree overnight, killing a sheriff's deputy and seven other people in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County before the suspect was taken into custody by police, authorities said on Sunday. Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, was arrested and was being treated in a hospital for a gunshot wound, according to Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The sheriff's deputy, identified as William Durr, was fatally shot after responding to an emergency call regarding a domestic dispute late on Saturday night at a house in Bogue Chitto, a small community about 69 miles south of Jackson, the state capital.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 12:32 PM
|What if US quits climate deal? Doesn't look good for Earth
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That's because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 1:08 PM
|Jared Kushner’s Growing Stench of Treason
Nobody knows yet whether the president's son-in-law broke any laws. But "traitor" is more than just a legal term.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 2:15 PM
|US weighs banning laptop computers on international flights
Kelly made his remarks during the Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel periods in the United States, at a time when the bombing at a concert in Manchester, England has raised concerns that further attacks -- possibly involving explosives packed in electronic devices -- may be planned. "There's a real threat -- numerous threats against aviation," Kelly told the Fox News Sunday program when asked about the likelihood a wide-reaching ban on large electronics in airplane cabins could be imposed. Terrorists are "obsessed" with the idea of "knocking down an airplane in flight -- particularly a US carrier, if it's full of mostly US folks," the homeland security chief said.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 12:33 PM
|Men Stabbed To Death By Man Spewing Hate Speech At Women Identified By Police: 'He Was a Hero'
The suspect is facing murder and attempted murder charges.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 1:23 PM
|Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish Polish-born Cold War strategist and former top aide to US president Jimmy Carter, has died, his family said. He was 89.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 1:11 PM
|Full Interview: Mitch Landrieu On Removing Confederate Monuments
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu discusses his decision to remove Confederate monuments from the city in an exclusive interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 9:17 AM
|US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ‘refuses to hold Ramadan event’ in break with tradition
Donald Trump’s Secretary of State has refused to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, seemingly breaking with a long bipartisan tradition. Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either the reception or an iftar dinner to break the day’s fast during Ramadan. Mr Tillerson turned down a request from the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs to host the Eid reception, two unnamed US officials said.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 8:41 AM
|Defense secretary Mattis says US policy against Isis is now 'annihilation'
Secretary of Defense James Mattis, shown Saturday at the military academy West Point, said Sunday that the US planned to “accellerate the campaign against Isis”. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Sunday the US had “accelerated” its tactics against the Islamic State, moving from a policy of “attrition” to one of “annihilation”. The retired Marine Corps general also said “civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation”, adding: “We’re not the perfect guys, but we are the good guys.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 2:08 PM
|Congo militiamen free one French, three Congolese mine workers
PARIS/KINSHASA (Reuters) - Militiamen have a freed French national and three Congolese who were kidnapped in March during an attack on Banro Corp's Namoya gold mine in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. "The president of the republic welcomes the news of the liberation of our compatriot kidnapped on March 1 in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo," said a statement from the office of French President Emmanuel Macron. The militiamen had kidnapped five workers, including the French national, a Tanzanian and three Congolese.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 6:51 AM
|One dead in cargo plane crash near Mount Everest
A cargo plane crashed Saturday as it was trying to land at a small airport near Mount Everest, killing the pilot and seriously injuring the two other crew members on board, officials said. All three crew members were pulled alive from the wreckage of the plane, which broke into three pieces when it crashed as it was attempting to land at Lukla airport in heavy fog. The pilot died shortly after reaching hospital, local police officer Madhav Budhathoki told AFP.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 7:03 AM
|Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government forces in the disputed region.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 10:28 AM
|Australian trafficker Corby back home amid media storm
Australian Schapelle Corby returned home Sunday following her deportation from Bali 12 years after her conviction for drug trafficking, as she battled through a media storm in a dramatic end to a saga that captivated her homeland. Corby and her sister Mercedes avoided cameras when she touched down in the eastern city of Brisbane early on Sunday morning, with live television broadcasts showing a convoy of vehicles believed to be carrying them leaving the airport. "It is with gratefulness and relief that this morning we mark Schapelle Corby's return to Australia," a member of her security team said, reading out a family statement at Brisbane airport.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 8:15 PM
|2 Toddlers Die After Becoming Trapped In Hot Car
Police are investigating.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 10:34 AM
|Karl: Sources close to president say it may be time for Kushner to take leave of absence
ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas report on the Russia investigation and latest developments about Jared Kushner.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 11:17 AM
|Thousands protest against Moscow housing resettlement, but numbers fall
Thousands of Muscovites protested in the south-west of the Russian capital on Sunday against government plans to resettle millions of citizens from shoddy Soviet-era apartment blocks, but numbers had fallen compared to earlier rallies. A Reuters witness said around 5,000 people attended the latest rally, compared to organizers' estimates of 60,000 at a protest on May 14. Moscow residents are also concerned about the location and quality of the planned new accommodation, a lack of services and infrastructure and about threats the redevelopment may pose to the historic face of the Russian capital.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 11:17 AM
|Sputnik's White House correspondent quits, claiming they would rather have 'propagandists' than 'real journalists'
Sputnik’s White House correspondent, Andrew Feinberg, has quit the Russian-state news organisation, claiming they would rather have “propagandists” than “real journalists”. Mr Feinberg, has taken to social media to give full details about his reasoning for resigning and has claimed he was forced to chase stories that were contrary to the facts on the ground. “Seems Sputnik isn't happy with real journalists.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 7:53 AM
|Mortuary chief 'proud' of how Glenn's remains were treated
DOVER, Del. (AP) — As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief said Friday that Glenn's remains were treated with "impeccable care."
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 4:47 PM
|Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will leave Paris climate deal: Axios
U.S. President Donald Trump has told "confidants," including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change, Axios news outlet reported on Saturday, citing three sources with direct knowledge. On Saturday, Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support the Paris climate deal next week. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 9:33 PM
|Bodies of Indian climbers who died on Everest recovered
Rescuers have retrieved the body of an Indian climber who died on Mount Everest and airlifted it to Kathmandu on Sunday, along with those of two others who perished last year. Ravi Kumar, 27, died this month after summiting the world's highest mountain and becoming separated from his guide soon afterwards. Rescuers said its recovery was a risky operation.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 9:21 AM
|Why The Price Of Oil Is Falling
Crude oil's rally came to an end this week on fears that too much oil will continue to be a problem.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 6:00 AM
|Police make fresh arrest as Manchester runners defy terror threat
A British minister said Sunday members of suicide bomber Salman Abedi's network could still be a large, as thousands defied the terror threat to take part in an annual half marathon. Manchester-born Abedi, a 22-year-old of Libyan origin, killed 22 people on Monday evening when he targeted a pop concert by US teen idol Ariana Grande. Authorities in Libya have detained Abedi's brother and father, while British investigators appealed to the public late Saturday for details of the bomber's movements in the days before the attack, which has been claimed by the Islamic State group.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 11:20 AM
|Texas nurse suspected of killing as many as 60 babies
A Texas nurse jailed for killing a baby more than 30 years ago has been charged with the murder of another infant, and could be behind the deaths of as many as 60 babies, officials said Friday. Genene Jones, 66, "is pure evil and justice warrants that she be held accountable for the crimes she committed," said Nico LaHood, district attorney for Bexar County in Texas. "Our Office will attempt to account for every child whose life was stolen by the actions of Jones.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 5:01 PM
|8 Moms-To-Be Who Fell Pregnant During Devastating Hurricane Matthew Gather For Photo Shoot
"There is beauty everywhere, even after the darkest of storms," their photographer said.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 5:30 PM
|Several teachers disciplined after student given 'most likely to become a terrorist' award
Lizeth Villanueva, a 13-year-old from the Anthony Aguirre Junior High school in Texas, was handed the certificate one day after the Manchester attack. Ena Hernandez, Lizeth’s mother, said she was upset by prize, especially considering the timing. “I was upset and very mad when I saw the award,” Ms Hernandez told The Washington Post.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 6:07 PM
|Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in Vietnam
CLEVELAND (AP) — Minutes before 6 a.m., Army nurse Martha Green woke with a jolt to a thunderous explosion half a mile away. It was the steamy morning of June 8, 1969, and she was in her bed at Chu Lai base at the height of the Vietnam War.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 1:06 PM
|South Korea says contact resumed with vessel off Somalia, crew safe
South Korea said on Saturday it has resumed contact with a distressed fishing vessel that feared it was being followed by a suspected pirate vessel off the waters of Somalia, and that the 3 Koreans and 18 Indonesians on board were safe. The South Korean military had dispatched its anti-piracy naval unit after communication with the Mongolian squid fishing vessel was cut when it requested help after midnight on Friday. The vessel's South Korean captain confirmed the safety of the three South Koreans, the foreign ministry said in the statement.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 6:59 AM
|Soccer, West Point graduation, Kashmiri protests and more — it happened today: May 27 in pictures
Celtic's Tomas Rogic celebrates scoring, graduates of the United States Military Academy toss their hats and more of today’s news from around the world in pictures.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 4:44 PM
|NASA Has Incredible Photos Of Mars In All Its Glory
These detailed photos of mars show how incredible the planet really is.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 10:10 AM
|Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners
Europe "must take its fate into its own hands" faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday. While Germany and Europe would strive to remain on good terms with America and Britain, "we have to fight for our own destiny", Merkel went on. Special emphasis was needed on warm relations between Berlin and newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron, she said.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 10:30 AM
|2,000 trapped as fighting rages in Philippine city: govt
Two thousand fearful civilians were trapped on Sunday inside a southern Philippine city where troops are battling Islamist militants, authorities said, as the death toll from almost a week of fighting neared 100. The military intensified a bombing campaign on parts of Marawi on Mindanao island, one of the biggest Muslim cities in the mainly Catholic nation, as it accused the gunmen of atrocities including murdering women and a child. The initial fighting prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law on Tuesday across the southern third of the Philippines to quell what he said was a fast-growing threat from terrorists linked to the Islamic State (IS) group.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 6:48 AM
|Yahoo hacking suspect appeals denial of bail in Canada
A Canadian suspected of involvement in a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo email accounts linked to Russia is appealing a decision to hold him in custody pending an extradition hearing, the man's lawyer said on Friday. A bail appeal hearing for Karim Baratov is scheduled for June 5, attorney Amedeo DiCarlo said. Baratov was arrested in March and denied bail in April by a Canadian judge on grounds he was a flight risk.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 4:23 PM
|Meet the Overly Enthusiastic 'Price is Right' Contestant Who Just Broke the Plinko Record
Ryan Belz even led a chant of his own name while dropping discs for the show's most popular game.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 4:34 PM
|Mother charged with involuntary manslaughter after accidentally smothering son as she slept
A mother has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after she allegedly smothered her child while they slept next to each other. Arissa Ward, 23, called police in Middleton, Pennsylvania, on 30 December last year after finding her infant son unresponsive on the couch next to her where they had been sleeping. The coroner also found traces of marijuana in the child’s system as Ms Ward had been breastfeeding.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 6:04 PM
|Complaint raises questions about Kentucky governor, mansion
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The head of a Kentucky government watchdog group said Friday he's seeking an investigation into Gov. Matt Bevin's connection to a Louisville-area mansion that sold for nearly a million dollars below market value.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 6:00 PM
|A dazzling aurora borealis light show captivates the internet
Saturday evening stargazers were treated to one of the trippiest natural phenomenons Earth has to offer: a naked eye-visible aurora borealis. The "northern lights," as they are often called, originate with our sun. Solar storms that occur there emit streams of charged particles which help to trigger the unusual light show once they reach Earth. SEE ALSO: The mystery of panda's fur color is finally solved The magnetic fields emanating from our north and south poles pull the charged particles down into our upper (and sometimes lower) atmosphere, where some of them collide with the neutral particles that reside there. The result of this collision is a beautiful glowing sky, though it's usually visible only at higher latitudes. In the Northern Hemisphere it's an "aurora borealis" and in the Southern Hemisphere it's an "aurora australis." Saturday evening's aurora borealis extended further south than is normal for these events, which meant it was visible in the northern U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. It was the result of the sun spitting out a large burst of plasma on May 23, an event referred to as a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). The internet expressed its thanks for the cosmic light show in the only way it knows how: social media shares enhanced by stunning photography. WOW! Northern Lights seen tonight from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Photo credit: Chris Cook. #Aurora #NorthernLights pic.twitter.com/H5FgEuoyVx — Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) May 28, 2017 2 quick pics from tonight from the backyard near Chatsworth ON. #northernlights #aurora #greycounty #ShareYourWeather #Auroraborealis pic.twitter.com/K8fLBhKEGQ — Shelley Jackson (@sjacksondesign) May 28, 2017 An amazing show in the sky, near #Calgary, 3:30am#yyc#Aurora #Auroraborealis #northernlights #Canada #Canada150 pic.twitter.com/lrV0Jv3zSR — Dena Barmas (@denabarmas) May 28, 2017 What an awesome night, got the see the #NorthernLights just outside of #Omaha on the NE/IA border near Honey Creek, IA #newx, #iawx #aurora pic.twitter.com/7Y65PfJfpJ — Brad Williams Photo (@bradwphoto) May 28, 2017 Directly overhead in the Big Dipper, naked eye visible. ?corona? #northernlights #aurora #solarstorm #northerniowa pic.twitter.com/nC1HSCw97s — Diana Hayungs (@diana_hayungs) May 28, 2017 The #NorthernLights can be seen in #Finland200 days a year from August to April. #MondayMotivationpic.twitter.com/FgktyaZfK1 — Tom Hall ☘ (@TomHall) May 22, 2017 Quick edit from tonight's #aurora show. Just W of Bismarck, ND @TamithaSkov @_SpaceWeather_ @AuroraMAX @NorthDakota @spann #northernlights pic.twitter.com/c4ttb70it5 — Zachary Hargrove (@Zargrove) May 28, 2017 Just as the #northernlights peaked tonight, clouds moved in in Maine. Would have been awesome. @TamithaSkov @Aurora_Alerts @NorthLightAlert pic.twitter.com/P0cenkGfVe — Barbie West (@12truewest) May 28, 2017 Epic #aurora show overnight over #LakeHuron seen just hours ago from #SaugeenShores, Ontario // 05-20-2017 4:09AM @stormhour #northernlights pic.twitter.com/pjQIIq0OD4 — Scott Rock (@scottrockphoto) May 20, 2017 The #northernlights really put on a show tonight in Menahga, MN! pic.twitter.com/uGYhBw8K8J — Dani☽ (@danijpeterson) May 28, 2017 I could go on and on. There are so many beautiful photos, videos, and GIFs to look at this morning. Find more on Twitter under the #auroraborealis and #northernlights hashtags.
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POSTED MAY 28, 2017 9:29 AM
|Ramadan in Libya: little cash and too much violence
The holy Muslim month of Ramadan began Saturday with a bitter taste for residents of Libya's capital, as a cash shortage bites, prices rise and deadly clashes returned to Tripoli. During Ramadan, Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn to dusk. Prices have multiplied by three or four times this year in Libya, including at Tomzini which is famed for its fresh spices.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 4:32 AM
|BA cancels flights from London as global IT outage causes chaos
By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways cancelled all its flights from London's two biggest airports on Saturday after a global computer system failure caused confusion and chaos, with thousands of passengers queuing for hours and planes left stuck on runways. The failure, caused by a power supply problem, disrupted BA's flight operations worldwide and also hit its call centres and website, said Alex Cruz, the chairman and chief executive of BA, part of Europe's largest airline group IAG. "All of our check-in and operational systems have been affected and we have cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick for today," Cruz said in a video message on Twitter.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 2:37 PM
|Donald Trump 'looks to contain damage' from latest Jared Kushner Russia revelations
It is a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire for US President Donald Trump having returned to Washington from his first foreign trip - thanks to the latest revelations surrounding his team and Russia. Following on from a difficult meeting with world leaders at a summit in Italy, Mr Trump and his team face reports that Mr Trump’s son-on-law - and top White House adviser - Jared Kushner had looked to set up a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. It was meeting in December with Sergei Kislyak the Russian ambassador to the United States where Mr Kushner - who was a private citizen but involved in the transition to the White House -proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for back-channel discussions.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 4:30 PM
|President Trump addresses US troops in Sigonella, Italy
The president's full speech wrapping up his first overseas trip as commander in chief
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 12:54 AM
|Egypt launches air raids in Libya after Christians killed
By Ahmed Aboulenein MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished. Egyptian military sources said six strikes took place near Derna in eastern Libya at around sundown, hours after masked gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in southern Egypt, killing 29 and wounding 24.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 3:43 AM
|General de Gaulle's grave vandalised, say French police
The grave of General Charles de Gaulle, France's World War II hero and post-war president, was vandalised on Saturday, police said. De Gaulle led the Free French Forces in London from 1940-44 and reshaped the country's political landscape after the war, founding the Fifth Republic in 1958. De Gaulle died in 1970 shortly before his 80th birthday.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 4:55 PM
|Report: After Pulse massacre, police training needs changes
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As a law enforcement foundation reviews how the Orlando Police Department responded to a 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub, the organization's staffers say in a paper that police training and protocols may need to change.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 4:53 PM
|Pilot's remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War.
POSTED MAY 27, 2017 8:27 AM
|Could a Fidget Spinner Endanger Your Child? The Possible Hidden Hazards of the Popular Toy
A girl nearly died when a piece of a fidget spinner became lodged in her throat.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 5:42 PM
|Iran leader slams Saudis as America's 'milking cow'
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei launched a fierce attack against regional rival Saudi Arabia, saying it was being pumped "like a milking cow" by "infidel" Americans. "These people (the Saudis) appear to believe in the Koran... but in practice they act against its teachings," Khamenei said at a meeting on Saturday to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan. "But in reality there is no closeness and, as the Americans have said, they are just there to pump them for money like a milking cow, and later slaughter them," he added.
POSTED MAY 28, 2017 2:22 AM