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  • Judge: Another Mistrial in Case Against Former Officer in Deadly Ohio Shooting

    Judge: Another Mistrial in Case Against Former Officer in Deadly Ohio ShootingA mistrial was declared Friday in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who was accused of murder and manslaughter in the 2015 shooting death of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black motorist.


  • Key GOP senator on health care law: ‘This bill is not the answer’

    Key GOP senator on health care law: ‘This bill is not the answer’Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., announced at a Friday press conference that he’d vote against the Republican bill to repeal Obamacare.


  • As Stores Close Nationwide, Summer Retail Jobs for Teens Dry Up

    As Stores Close Nationwide, Summer Retail Jobs for Teens Dry UpThat summer job at the mall may be a thing of the past as the industry has been hit with massive losses this year. Many of those jobs are now in warehouses, in shipping and handling.


  • Mosul’s 800-year-old Great Mosque of al-Nuri destroyed as Iraqi troops close in on ISIS

    Mosul’s 800-year-old Great Mosque of al-Nuri destroyed as Iraqi troops close in on ISISThe Great Mosque of al-Nuri, a revered symbol of Islamic history, is destroyed, a victim of clashes between the Iraqi Army and an increasingly embattled ISIS.


  • Grandmother, 81, Sparks Police Chase After Driving Wrong Way While on Coffee Run

    Grandmother, 81, Sparks Police Chase After Driving Wrong Way While on Coffee RunNancy Strader was arrested and spent 14 hours in jail.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Ferguson Attorney: Brown Family Settlement $1.5 Million

    Ferguson Attorney: Brown Family Settlement $1.5 MillionThe insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents, reports the Associated Press.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Health Care Declassified No. 4: Was the Obamacare process really more transparent?

    Health Care Declassified No. 4: Was the Obamacare process really more transparent?Yahoo News peeks behind the curtain of secrecy surrounding the Republican health care bill to learn what we can about what it may contain.


  • 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."


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • UAE president in first appearance since 2014 stroke

    UAE president in first appearance since 2014 strokeUnited Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan made his first public appearance Sunday since suffering a stroke more than three years ago, to mark the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday. The official WAM news agency published pictures showing Sheikh Khalifa meeting a number of prominent officials and rulers of the other six emirates that with Abu Dhabi form the UAE. The guests came to his Abu Dhabi palace on the first day of the Eid, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, and Sheikh Khalifa appeared to be in good spirits, according to the pictures and a short video posted on WAM's Twitter account.


  • 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.


  • Conjoined McDonald Twins Surgeons Reflect On Separating Babies

    Conjoined McDonald Twins Surgeons Reflect On Separating Babies"The one thing we knew was to expect the unknown."


  • 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.


  • A Look at a New, Bold Experiment at UPenn for Organ Transplants

    A Look at a New, Bold Experiment at UPenn for Organ TransplantsDoctors at the University of Pennsylvania treated 10 patients on the organ transplant waiting list with a Hepatitis C infected kidney. All 10 got the virus and were treated with one pill for 12 weeks. Today, all 10 are healthy with functioning kidney.


  • 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.


  • Inside the Sprawling Compound That Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs and His 79 Wives Called Home

    Inside the Sprawling Compound That Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs and His 79 Wives Called HomeJeffs' 65th wife, Brielle Decker, took Inside Edition on a tour of the Utah compound.


  • Milky Way nightscapes

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


  • 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.


  • Senate Judiciary Questions Kushner Clearance

    Senate Judiciary Questions Kushner ClearanceRachel Maddow reports that the bipartisan leadership of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary has sent a letter to the FBI and the White House questioning Jared Kushner's security clearance and Donald Trump's role in his clearance process.


  • Obama kicks off tropical holiday in Indonesia

    Obama kicks off tropical holiday in IndonesiaBarack Obama kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia that will take in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said on Saturday. The casually dressed former president arrived in the resort island of Bali with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, a local military commander said. "They arrived late last night and went straight to the hotel in Ubud," a local military commander, I Gede Widiyana, told AFP.


  • 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.


  • Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker

    Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thickerSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said 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.


  • 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.


  • Court Upholds Decision That 'Making a Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey's Confession Was Coerced

    Court Upholds Decision That 'Making a Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey's Confession Was CoercedThe Seventh Court of Appeals agreed with a judge's earlier decision that Dassey was intimidated into a confession in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.


  • 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 ...


  • More than 50 people killed in multiple Pakistan attacks

    More than 50 people killed in multiple Pakistan attacksMultiple blasts and a gun attack killed more than 50 people and wounded at least 170 in three Pakistani cities on the last Friday of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, as officials warned the toll could rise. Authorities said 37 people were killed and more than 150 wounded when twin blasts tore through a market in Parachinar, capital of Kurram district, a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's tribal belt. Local official Nasrullah Khan told AFP that the first blast detonated as the market was crowded with shoppers preparing for the Eid ul-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan.


  • Bumbling Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling Secrets to China

    Bumbling Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling Secrets to ChinaA prestigious Chinese think tank provided cover for the intelligence operation that ensnared Kevin Mallory.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Invasive Asian carp found near Great Lakes beyond electrified barrier

    Invasive Asian carp found near Great Lakes beyond electrified barrierAsian carp can weigh up to 100lbs and often outcompete other fish. An Asian carp has been found just miles from the Great Lakes, beyond an electrified barrier designed to keep the invasive species from entering the ecosystem and wreaking the sort of damage seen elsewhere in the US. The carp was sent to Southern Illinois University for further analysis.


  • Work to move giant sequoia draws curious Idaho onlookers

    Work to move giant sequoia draws curious Idaho onlookersBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Workers in Idaho prepared to inflate rolling tubes beneath a massive sequoia that grew over more than a century from a seed sent by naturalist John Muir. Then, they wrestled the tree up a ramp to street level Friday.


  • Barack Obama received 'intelligence bombshell' on Russian hacking plans, investigators report

    Barack Obama received 'intelligence bombshell' on Russian hacking plans, investigators reportBarack Obama received an “intelligence bombshell” from the CIA to warn him of a hacking campaign led by Vladimir Putin to help Donald Trump win the US election, it has been reported. The Russian president had given specific instructions on the operation’s objectives to defeat Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton, and help get her opponent elected, the Washington Post revealed in a special report. Citing interviews with current and former senior US officials, the newspaper detailed how the Obama administration allegedly considered retaliating against Putin by releasing intelligence on him, and planting “cyber weapons” in Russia’s infrastructure to destroy its economy.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Israel strikes Syrian positions after fire toward it

    Israel strikes Syrian positions after fire toward itJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck various positions in Syria Saturday, destroying two tanks, in response to more than 10 projectiles that landed in its territory, the military said.


  • 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.


  • Labour leader gets rapturous music festival welcome

    Labour leader gets rapturous music festival welcomeBritish opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rapturous welcome from tens of thousands of revellers at the Glastonbury music festival on Saturday. The Labour leader took to the stage just before the Kaiser Chiefs at a festival that took a political turn this year, two weeks after a general election. Corbyn also pledged his support for refugees and young people and said that the politics of US President Donald Trump would be "put back in a box".


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Minnesota police officer's brutal arrest of driver was 'disturbing', ACLU says

    Minnesota police officer's brutal arrest of driver was 'disturbing', ACLU saysA Minnesota arrest in which a driver was dragged from his vehicle and repeatedly punched and kneed by a police officer was a “disturbing and completely unnecessary” example of an excessive use of force, the state ACLU has said. Video recently obtained by the Minnesota chapter of the ACLU shows Buffalo Ridge drug taskforce agent Joe Joswiak initiating a traffic stop with his gun leveled at the driver’s seat of the vehicle, shouting expletives at the driver, and violently removing him from the vehicle – seemingly before he had a chance to comply with the officer’s commands.


  • Obama Authorized Use Of Cyber Weapons Against Russia Before Leaving Office

    Obama Authorized Use Of Cyber Weapons Against Russia Before Leaving OfficePresident Obama authorized cyber strikes against Russia after learning in August that Putin was directly involved in cyber campaign to help Trump win.


  • 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.


  • UAE sees 'parting of ways' if Qatar does not accept Arab demands

    UAE sees 'parting of ways' if Qatar does not accept Arab demandsBy Aziz El Yaakoubi DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by fellow Arab states which imposed a boycott this month on the tiny Gulf Arab nation, there would be a "parting of ways". The 13-point list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE include closing the Al Jazeera satellite television network, curbing relations with Iran, shutting a Turkish base in Doha and paying reparations. The demands are apparently aimed at dismantling Qatar's two-decade-old interventionist foreign policy, which has reflected the clout generated by its vast natural gas and oil wealth but incensed conservative Arab peers over its alleged support for Islamists they regard as mortal threats to their dynastic rule.


  • What are Church Hats?

    What are Church Hats?