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Black off-duty cop shot by colleague while responding to car crash

Black off-duty cop shot by colleague while responding to car crashA complex situation involving a car crash and three sets of police led to the shooting of a black officer by a white one in St. Louis.



Hot Car Deaths up As Extreme Heat Sweeps Country

Hot Car Deaths up As Extreme Heat Sweeps CountryNationwide, hot car deaths are up and there’s a push for new legislation in Congress that would require all passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system.



Trump vs. Medicaid

Trump vs. MedicaidDespite repeated campaign promises not to cut Medcaid, Trump supports the Senate health care bill, which one GOP senator said cuts health care for "tens of millions."



Colombian police arrest eight in mall bombing probe

Colombian police arrest eight in mall bombing probeBy Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - Eight people from a little-known urban guerrilla group have been arrested in connection with a bombing last week at an upscale mall in the Colombian capital Bogota, the police said on Saturday. Four men and four women, members of The People's Revolutionary Movement (MRP) rebel group, were captured - half in Bogota and half in El Espinal in Tolima province, national police director Jorge Nieto told journalists.



Milky Way nightscapes

Milky Way nightscapesThousands of glittering stars lighting up beautiful Indonesian and Malaysian nightscapes will take your breath away.



Hillary Clinton: ‘If Republicans pass this bill, they’re the death party’

Hillary Clinton: ‘If Republicans pass this bill, they’re the death party’Hillary Clinton didn’t mince words Friday when it came to the Senate Republicans’ health care legislation unveiled the day before.



Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staff

Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staffA independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it "sows division" in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom. "We regret to inform you that the board of directors... has decided to terminate the employment contracts with the employees," board chairman Adel al-Maskati wrote in English in a message addressed to "all staff" on Saturday. The information ministry banned Al-Wasat in early June "until further notice" for its "violation of the law and repeatedly publishing information that sows division in society and affects Bahrain's relations with other states," said BNA state news agency.



16-Month-Old Infant Allegedly Assaulted by Her Dad on Father's Day Dies of Her Injuries

16-Month-Old Infant Allegedly Assaulted by Her Dad on Father's Day Dies of Her InjuriesNylah Lewis died at a Coney Island hospital after sustaining two skull fractures and other bruises.



2 Amazing Pictures Of Space Taken By An Amateur

2 Amazing Pictures Of Space Taken By An AmateurThese are some of the most visually striking things related to space.



Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan

Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in JapanTOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook residents Sunday in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes.



Russian Visa Requests Spiked Before Election

Russian Visa Requests Spiked Before ElectionNed Price, former NSC spokesman and senior director, shares with Rachel Maddow insights on the reporting by the Washington Post of an uptick in visa applications from Russia ahead of the 2016 election.



Donald Trump defies calls to appoint envoy to combat anti-Semitism around the world

Donald Trump defies calls to appoint envoy to combat anti-Semitism around the worldDonald Trump has defied calls to appoint a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism across the world despite growing pressure from Jewish groups and Congress. The two remaining staffers in the US State Department's office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism are reportedly set to be reassigned next month, which will leave the branch completely unstaffed after 1 July. President Trump is legally required to appoint a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a position created under former president George W. Bush.



Second mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati cop

Second mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati copFor the second time, a mistrial was declared in the murder trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop. Officer Ray Tensing shot once, hitting 43-year-old Samuel DuBose in the head after stopping him for a missing front license plate on his car in July 2015, a body camera worn by Tensing showed. A mistrial was declared last November after jurors could not agree on a verdict.



AirAsia plane 'shaking like washing machine' returns to Australia

AirAsia plane 'shaking like washing machine' returns to AustraliaAn AirAsia flight to Malaysia was forced back to Australia Sunday due to a technical problem, with one passenger saying the plane was "shaking like a washing machine". The Airbus A330 from Perth to Kuala Lumpur experienced problems about 90 minutes into the journey. It landed safely, with Perth Airport reporting a "technical issue".



Will losing health insurance mean more US deaths? Experts say yes

Will losing health insurance mean more US deaths? Experts say yesSenate Republicans have released their draft healthcare bill. The Republican healthcare bill announced on Thursday would cause thousands of Americans to die each year, according to physicians who study government data. Using national health surveys, doctors and academics have tested whether a lack of health insurance increases the probability of death.



China's Xi to attend Hong Kong handover anniversary

China's Xi to attend Hong Kong handover anniversaryPresident Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate 20 years since the former British colony's return to China, state media confirmed Sunday, a trip that will stoke resentment among pro-democracy activists. It will be Xi's first visit to Hong Kong since the head of the Communist Party became president in 2013. The Chinese leader will also take part in the inauguration of the fifth administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the semi-autonomous city's government.



Protesters to target Gay Pride marches

Protesters to target Gay Pride marchesProtesters plan to demonstrate at Gay Pride marches this weekend in order to shine a light on minority groups in the LQBT community.



How Much Is Elon Musk Worth? Tesla's Stock Continues To Soar

How Much Is Elon Musk Worth? Tesla's Stock Continues To SoarTechnology giant Elon Musk is worth billions and his worth is increasing as Tesla stock soars.



Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leaderWASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia. They just don't know how to make it happen.



Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in SyriaMOSCOW (AP) — Russia has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, the Defense Ministry said on Friday, Moscow's latest show of strength in the conflict wracking the Mideast country.



White House wants more ‘outrage’ over Johnny Depp comments

White House wants more ‘outrage’ over Johnny Depp commentsThe White House spoke against suggestions of violence by an actor and a play but said less against similar remarks last year by a campaign supporter.



Deadly landslide in southwestern China

Deadly landslide in southwestern ChinaFears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of the mud and rock hours after the calamity struck. The landslide swept over 46 homes as dawn broke at around 6 a.m. in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, a remote mountainous area of north Sichuan close to the region of Tibet, according to the official Xinhua state news agency. President Xi Jinping urged on the rescue effort, but state broadcaster CCTV reported that by midday the only people rescued were a couple and their two-month-old baby.



Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, is out of ICU

Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, is out of ICUSteve Scalise, the Louisiana lawmaker shot last week at a U.S. congressional baseball team practice, is no longer in the intensive care unit of the hospital where he is being treated and remains in fair condition, the hospital said on Friday. Scalise was shot in the hip on June 14 when a lone gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for an annual charity game against the Democrats. "Congressman Steve Scalise’s continued good progress allowed him to be transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Thursday," said MedStar Washington Hospital Center.



Cosby Aides Defend Post-Sexual Assault Trial Tour: 'He Deserves the Opportunity to Speak'

Cosby Aides Defend Post-Sexual Assault Trial Tour: 'He Deserves the Opportunity to Speak'Reps for the disgraced comedian are calling it his "Restoration of Legacy" tour.



Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive

Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arriveGermany was bracing for panda mania as furry ambassadors arrive from China on Saturday, destined for a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo. The pair, named Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, will be jetting in on a special Lufthansa cargo plane, accompanied by two Chinese panda specialists, the Berlin Zoo's chief vet and a tonne of bamboo. Berlin's mayor, China's ambassador to Germany and a gaggle of journalists will greet the VIPs as LH8415 pulls to a stop on the tarmac of Schoenefeld airport.



Three police, family of six killed in latest Mexico violence

Three police, family of six killed in latest Mexico violenceThree federal police officers were mowed down Saturday in Mexico's Veracruz state, where gunman also killed a family of six, in the latest spasm of violence linked to criminal gangs. Among Saturday's victims were a federal police commander and two agents, who were ambushed by gunmen in the city of Cardel. In the nearby city of Coatzacoalcos, the dead included two adults and four children who died in a hail of bullets as they ate dinner at an outdoor restaurant.



The Knives Are Out for South Korea’s Robber Barons

The Knives Are Out for South Korea’s Robber BaronsBusiness clans have dominated the country's economy for decades — but their time may finally be up.



US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits post

US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits postWashington's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan stepped down on Friday, just as the United States is preparing to send thousands more troops to the region. A senior State Department official told AFP that acting special representative Laurel Miller left the post without a replacement being named. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Miller is returning to a position at the Rand Corporation and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has not yet decided what to do with post.



40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani citiesPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — At least 40 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded Friday in four separate bomb and gun attacks in three major Pakistani cities, officials said.



Emmanuel Macron teams up with Arnold Schwarzeneggar to take swipe at Donald Trump on climate change

Emmanuel Macron teams up with Arnold Schwarzeneggar to take swipe at Donald Trump on climate changeFormer Governor of California Arnold Schwarzeneggar has teamed up French President Emmanuel Macron in a new video pledging to make "the planet great again" in a swipe at US President Donald Trump. Both Mr Macron and Mr Schwarzeneggar are known for their outspoken criticism of Mr Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement. Mr Macron - who along with a number of other European leaders has decried the decision to have America withdraw from the deal - has called on US scientists to emigrate to France.



A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrialCINCINNATI (AP) — A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers.



This Super Common Beauty Product Could Be Linked to Breast Cancer

This Super Common Beauty Product Could Be Linked to Breast CancerA new study conducted by Rutgers School of Public Health found a connection between hair dye and relaxer usage and an increased chance of developing breast cancer. The results show that way these products affect you has a lot to do with your race. The study found that African-American women who used dark brown or black hair dyes saw a 51 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer. These products also led to a 72 percent increase specifically in estrogen-positive ...



Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with IranBy William Maclean, Rania El Gamal and Tom Finn DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have sent a 13-point list of demands apparently aimed at dismantling their tiny but wealthy neighbor's two-decade-old interventionist foreign policy which has incensed them. A Qatari government spokesman said Doha was reviewing the list of demands and that a formal response would be made by the foreign ministry and delivered to Kuwait, but added that the demands were not reasonable or actionable.



These 4 Animals Are Real Extinct American Creatures

These 4 Animals Are Real Extinct American CreaturesThey sound like mythical creatures but these prehistoric American animals were very real before they went extinct thousands of years ago.



One Dead and One Injured After Small Plane Crashed Into Daycare Center

One Dead and One Injured After Small Plane Crashed Into Daycare CenterThe daycare was not open during the crash and no employees were on scene.



Hundreds celebrate 'mud people' festival in the Philippines

Hundreds celebrate 'mud people' festival in the PhilippinesFilipino devotees muddied their faces and covered themselves with dried banana leaves on Saturday to celebrate a religious festival which also has roots in Japan's occupation of the country during World War II. Hundreds of men, women and children walked to a muddy field at dawn and covered themselves from head to toe with mud and dried banana leaves, with some residents saying their appearance was meant to evoke the attire of John the Baptist in Biblical times.



If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officerBy Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein. Experts on Islamist groups see no clear successor but regard Iyad al-Obaidi and Ayad al-Jumaili as the leading contenders, though neither would be likely to assume Baghdadi's title of "caliph", or overall commander of Muslims. Russia's defense ministry said last week Baghdadi may have been killed in an air strike in Syria and Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian parliamentarian on Friday as saying the likelihood that he had been killed was close to 100 percent.



Senators Urge Trump to Approve Taiwan Arms Sales

Senators Urge Trump to Approve Taiwan Arms SalesLawmakers issue bipartisan appeal amid concern the White House is abandoning Taiwan to please China.



The Latest: Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial

The Latest: Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrialCINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the murder retrial of a white former police officer in Ohio (all times local):



Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LALOS ANGELES (AP) — The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers.



How to Pick a Healthy Cereal

How to Pick a Healthy CerealConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Cereal, that old familiar breakfast staple, is less popular than it once was. That’s in part because many consumers cons...



Turkey's Erdogan says Arab demands on Qatar unlawful

Turkey's Erdogan says Arab demands on Qatar unlawfulBy Mehmet Caliskan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed calls for Turkey to close a military base in Qatar and said a wider list of demands issued by four Arab states was an unlawful intervention against the Gulf state's sovereignty. In his strongest statement of support for Qatar in the nearly three-week-old crisis centered on the Gulf state, Erdogan said the call to withdraw Turkish forces was disrespectful and that Doha - which described the demands as unreasonable - was taking the right approach.



Scientist says the sun is sneezing on Earth

Scientist says the sun is sneezing on Earth

The sun at the center of our Solar System is one of the big reasons why we're here today, but it can also be a bit of a nuisance from time to time. Coronal mass ejections — when the sun spews a whole bunch of plasma and energy into space — can seriously mess up human communication infrastructure if they happen to graze Earth. For years, researchers have attempted to forecast and predict CMEs in the hopes that warnings could help prevent damage to electronics and the power grid, and when doing so, they've modeled the huge solar blasts as bubbles moving through space. As it turns out, a CME is more like a sneeze.

"Up until now, it has been assumed CMEs move like bubbles through space and respond to forces as single objects," Professor Mathew Owens of the University of Reading explains. "We have found they are more like an expanding dust cloud or sneeze, made up of individual plasma parcels all doing their own thing.

When the solar wind acts on the CME as it moves through space, it causes the shape and behavior of the energy blast to become unpredictable. "Therefore if we want to protect ourselves from solar eruptions, we need to understand more about the solar wind," Owens says.

This new study, and the suggestion from the research team that solar wind readings be included in the forecasting and prediction of future CMEs, could help scientists more accurately assess the risk that the ejections pose to human technology, and potentially help mitigate the damage they cause.



What happened when Otto Warmbier was detained in North Korea: Part 2

What happened when  Otto Warmbier was detained in North Korea: Part 2Officials in North Korea say Warmbier took a poster down from a staff-only floor of the hotel he was staying in.



DA Appeals Aaron Hernandez Ruling That Vacated Murder Conviction

DA Appeals Aaron Hernandez Ruling That Vacated Murder ConvictionAaron Hernandez’s murder conviction was vacated after he died by suicide in a Massachusetts prison in April.



Eid truce in war-torn Philippines city of Marawi ends

Eid truce in war-torn Philippines city of Marawi endsAn eight-hour ceasefire in a Philippine city allowing residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan came to an abrupt end Sunday afternoon as the government continued its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of war-torn Marawi. Assaults backed by air and artillery bombardment had stopped at the start of Islamic prayers at 6am but gunfire broke out as soon as the truce ended around 2pm, AFP reporters in Marawi said. Regional military commander Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez said the truce also allowed five Muslim religious leaders to enter ground zero and negotiate with the militants to release civilian hostages, especially children, women and the elderly.



U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to press India's Modi on trade, investment

U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to press India's Modi on trade, investmentBy David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading U.S. congressmen have called on President Donald Trump to press Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove barriers to U.S. trade and investment when they meet for the first time on Monday. The lawmakers, from the Republican and Democratic parties, said in a letter to Trump that high-level engagement with India had failed to eliminate major trade and investment barriers and had not deterred India from imposing new ones. "Many sectors of the Indian economy remain highly and unjustifiably protected, and India continues to be a difficult place for American companies to do business," they wrote, noting that a 2017 World Bank report ranked India 130th out of 190 countries for ease of doing business.



Dallas officer charged with aggravated assault for killing of 21-year-old woman

Dallas officer charged with aggravated assault for killing of 21-year-old womanMary Dawes (center), Genevive’s mother, becomes emotional during a news conference. A grand jury has indicted a Dallas police officer on a charge of aggravated assault for firing into a moving car and killing a 21-year-old woman. Christopher Hess, a 10-year veteran of the department, has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation into the death of Genevive Dawes, Dallas police said in a statement on Friday.



2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition

2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good conditionCINCINNATI (AP) — A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway and overturned Friday during preparations for an Ohio air show, injuring the pilot and causing a performance to be canceled.



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