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- Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, allegedly body-slams reporter
- Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks Out
- GOP senators urge Trump to make ‘clean exit’ from Paris Agreement
- The Latest: Alabama raced clock to execute inmate
- Attack on Egypt Christians kills 26
Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people, officials said. The assailants sprayed the bus headed for Saint Samuel monastery in Minya province with gunfire before fleeing, provincial governor Essam el-Bedawi told state television. Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that 26 people were killed and another 25 wounded.
- Watergate Prosecutor: Jared Kushner Should Be Concerned
- Pres. Trump Criticizes NATO Allies on Defense Spending in Brussels Speech
- The Latest: California guards recovering after mass attack
- Hamas executes three over commander's murder
The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas executed three people in the Gaza Strip on Thursday over the assassination of one of its military leaders allegedly on behalf of Israel. Two men were hanged to death in Gaza City over the killing of Mazen Faqha in March, while a third was executed by firing squad, said an AFP correspondent who attended the executions.
- Donald Trump links mass immigration to Manchester terror attack despite bomber being British-born
Donald Trump appeared to link large-scale immigration to the terror attack in Manchester, even though bomber Salman Abedi was born in Britain. “My travels and meetings have given me renewed hope that nations of many faiths can unite to defeat terrorism, a common threat to all of humanity,” he said in a speech during which he also berated those Nato members who had failed to contribute their fair share of the alliance’s costs. During his election campaign, Mr Trump repeatedly called for tougher screening of immigrants to the US, even though the process for refugees from countries such as Syria or Somalia can take up to five years.
- Pit Bull Formerly on Euthanasia List Now a Top K9 Agent With Police Department
- Ben Carson refers to poverty as a ‘state of mind’
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson referred to poverty as a “state of mind” during a Sirius XM interview. The former GOP presidential candidate said, “You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there.”
- Trump didn't let Sean Spicer meet the pope even though he really wanted to
The Trumps and some White House officials met with Pope Francis on Wednesday, but one figure was notably missing: Sean Spicer. And apparently, he's pretty upset about it. A source close to the White House told CNN that Spicer not being brought along to the meeting was "a slight," and that to meet Papa Francesco was "all he wanted." SEE ALSO: James Comey once pulled a Sean Spicer to avoid Trump Granting the one thing Spicer wanted was, uhh, just not on Trump's mind we guess. Though he did manage to bring along Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, in addition to Jared and Ivanka. Jared and I were honored to join the President @realDonaldTrump and First Lady @FLOTUS in meeting His Holiness Pope Francis #POTUSAbroad pic.twitter.com/oaugVOJGPI — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 24, 2017 In a shocking turn of events, people really felt for Spicey! If the man wants to meet the pope, just let him! @dave_brown24 @jenniferemorrow pic.twitter.com/X814jTROEE — Andrew Miller (@heyapm) May 24, 2017 Ok, not everyone did. @dave_brown24 Karma pic.twitter.com/7n79DLRWmZ — samslackey (@samslackey) May 24, 2017 Of course, it was pretty in character for Trump to block him in the first place. @dave_brown24 SPICER: So will I get to meet the pope at least?TRUMP: Is the Pope Catholic?[narrator voice] it turned out Trump was actually asking — Linguica (@andrewrstine) May 24, 2017 Surely Spicey will have a second chance at a papal visit, right? Right, guys?? WATCH: Scuba dive tankless with this floating air caddie
- Cat visits every national park
- San Bernardino attack suspects shot up to 27 times
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities released a report Thursday detailing the manhunt and shootout with a husband and wife who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the San Bernardino attack in December 2015.
- Indian police arrest 150 from Modi's party in Kolkata clashes
Indian police arrested around 150 people protesting against a breakdown in law and order in the eastern city of Kolkata on Thursday, after street battles broke out during a march to police headquarters and police cars were set ablaze. Regional and national leaders from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged the march to protest against a perceived deterioration in security in the state of West Bengal, which is ruled by a rival left-wing party. West Bengal, with a population of nearly 100 million, has a long history of political violence.
- US prisoner executed in eighth date with death
Tommy Arthur was executed late Thursday after his eighth, and final, rendezvous with the US state of Alabama's capital punishment system. The 75-year-old was given a lethal injection after the US Supreme Court allowed the execution to proceed by denying the inmate's stay requests. Arthur's death ends a legal saga spanning more than three decades in which he became known by some as the Houdini of death row, managing to evade his final sentence seven times.
- Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers
Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday. A team of Nepali climbers retrieved the bodies of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath from the balcony, an area just below the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain. Ghosh's remains were only located this year by other climbers on the mountain.
- Barack Obama threatens to upstage Donald Trump's Europe trip as he visits Germany
The Obama Foundation says the former President accepted the invitation before the US election, so the overlap with Mr Trump's first presidential trip to Europe is purely coincidental. Speaking in front of the Brandenburg Gate alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mr Obama pushed his vision of continued openness between nations, saying that globalisation and technology were shrinking the world. “The world is at a crossroads,” Mr Obama added.
- Billy Cosby Breaks His Silence as Final Juror Picked in His Sexual Assault Trial
- The Latest: Gianforte wins House race after assault charge
- Scientists Watch Star Collapse Into Black Hole
- What It Takes to Get Accepted Into the Ivy League
- Report yields new details in 2014 Yosemite air tanker crash
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2014 fatal crash of an air tanker fighting a forest fire in Yosemite National Park came just after the pilot was warned to avoid a tree to the right but then struck trees to the left, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.
- 'What you need to know': Jared Kushner
- Venezuela military defends protests role, backs Maduro congress
By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Decried by protesters as "murderers" defending a dictator, Venezuela's military insisted on Thursday it was not taking sides in the national political turmoil, though it did back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress. The armed forces' National Guard unit has played a pivotal role in two months of unrest rocking Venezuela, often blocking marches and using teargas and water cannons to fight youths hurling stones and Molotov cocktails. At least 57 people have been killed, including one National Guard member and two policemen.
- US deaths from Alzheimer's soar 55 percent since 1999
Deaths from Alzheimer's in America have soared 55 percent since 1999, as the burden of this fatal form of dementia grows and the population ages, a federal health report said Thursday. The study in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report spanned 1999 to 2014. Experts say the data shows more caregivers are needed, along with more resources to help people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
- Woman jumps onto the hood of moving car to prevent carjacking at petrol station
A Wisconsin woman has become a viral sensation after she jumped on the hood of her own moving car to prevent a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 27, was printing her receipt at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a stranger jumped into her car and began driving away. “I had my, ‘Oh no this isn’t happening to me today moment,’” Ms Smith told local news station WISN 12.
- Tattooed 'Joker' Arrested for Pointing Loaded Gun at Passing Cars: Cops
- G7 leaders reach impasse on climate, urge cyber crackdown
By Andreas Rinke and Steve Holland TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - Leaders from the world's major industrialized nations failed to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to back a landmark climate deal at a G7 summit in Sicily on Friday after hours of talks that were described by Germany's leader as "controversial". Meeting days after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert in northern England, the leaders did issue a joint statement on fighting terrorism, admonishing internet service providers and social media companies to "substantially increase" their efforts to rein in extremist content. Host Paolo Gentiloni, the prime minister of Italy, said the group was also inching closer to finding common language on trade, a contentious issue between Trump - elected on an "America First" platform - and the six other leaders.
- Chris Cornell’s Wife Pens Touching Letter For Late Husband
- Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England
- 'Racially motivated' fight leaves Arizona prison on lockdown
PHOENIX (AP) — A privately run prison in Arizona remained on lockdown Thursday after four inmates were injured in a brawl involving about 80 prisoners that authorities had to use pepper spray to break up.
- NASA's Juno probe forces 'rethink' on Jupiter
An unmanned NASA spaceship circling Jupiter has spotted massive cyclones at the gas giant's poles, revealing stunning new details about our solar system's largest planet, researchers said Thursday. A NASA statement described the planet as "a complex, gigantic, turbulent world" that is far different than scientists previously thought. Two papers in the journal Science and 44 papers in Geophysical Research Letters describe a trove of discoveries made since Juno began orbiting Jupiter last year.
- The Latest: Army trucks roll deeper into Philippine city
- BMW Concept 8-series: Eight Is Greater than Six
- Credit Myths That Cost You Money
Credit scores are confusing. You can pay off your student loans and see your credit score drop. You can add significant credit card debt and see your score soar. It's no wonder there are so many misconceptions about how to build or improve credit.
- Local Hero: Girl, 12, Rescues 4-Year-Old Neighbor From Alleged Abduction: Cops
- President Trump’s first trip abroad
- Bernie Sanders and MIck Mulvaney battle over estate tax
At a hearing before the Senate Budget Committee, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney took part in a spirited exchange with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over details of President Trump's proposed budget.
- Montana special election: Voters go to the polls while Republican candidate Greg Gianforte is charged with assault
Voters are going to the polls in a closely watched special election, in which one of the candidates has been charged with assault after allegedly attacking a journalist. The contest for Montana’s only congressional seat was triggered after the sitting House Representative, Ryan Zinke, quit his job to become Donald Trump’s secretary of the Interior Department.
- The Latest: Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire
- Advertisers Pull Out Of Sean Hannity’s Show Over Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory
- DARPA reveals design of its space plane for faster, cheaper satellite launches
Launching satellites into orbit could get a lot cheaper thanks to an experimental space plane. SEE ALSO: NASA's new space fabric looks like chain mail and can protect astronauts This week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) revealed the design for the XS-1, which is set to be built by Boeing. The hypersonic aircraft would launch vertically, deploy a second stage to carry a satellite into orbit, and then land like a normal airplane. Although the aircraft is still in the concept phase, DARPA believes the final result will be a vehicle that will provide "short-notice, low-cost access to space" for both military and commercial use. Initial tests of the XS-1 technology will attempt 10 flights over the course of 10 days with the ultimate goal being routine low-Earth orbit flights for around $5 million or less per launch. (Currently, it costs SpaceX about $62 million to launch its Falcon 9 rocket into orbit.) "We're delighted to see this truly futuristic capability coming closer to reality," DARPA's Brad Tousley said in a statement on the agency's website. "Demonstration of aircraft-like, on-demand, and routine access to space is important for meeting critical Defense Department needs and could help open the door to a range of next-generation commercial opportunities." And while this futuristic space plane and the opportunities it may afford sound exciting, actual flight tests aren't scheduled to happen until 2020. For now, you'll have to use the concept video (above) to imagine this very near future of space travel. WATCH:
- California highway to be closed for months after Big Sur landslide
A section of highway winding along California's breathtaking Big Sur coastline will probably remain closed for months by damage from a massive landslide unleashed by a rain-soaked hillside over the Pacific, state transportation officials said on Wednesday. After the wettest winter on record in the state, the collapse marked the third major closure in Big Sur, a roughly 76-mile stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway that hugs California's rugged Central Coast between Cambria and Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Big Sur portion of State Route 1 is designated as a National Scenic Byway for its spectacular coastal vistas and is famed as one of the longest stretches of largely undeveloped shoreline in the continental United States.
- Dr. Beach names Florida's Siesta Beach best beach in US
SIESTA KEY, Fla. (AP) — The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten's fur — all because it's comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz.
- El Salvador captures escaped female killer "Boss"
Security forces in El Salvador on Thursday captured the female leader of a hit-squad-for-hire two weeks after she escaped from a Guatemalan prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence, officials said. Marixa Lemus, a 45-year-old Guatemalan who went by the nickname "The Boss," was arrested in the west of El Salvador near the Guatemalan border. Lemus had escaped her military-run prison north of Guatemala City on May 11.
- Syrian force urges Raqqa jihadists to surrender by end-May
A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias promised on Thursday that no harm would come to Islamic State fighters in Raqqa who turned themselves in by the end of the month, calling on them to lay down their arms ahead of an expected assault on the city. The Syrian Democratic Forces, which groups Kurdish and Arab fighters, has advanced to within a few kilometers (miles) of Raqqa city at the nearest point, in an offensive that got underway in November to encircle and capture the city. The SDF, which includes the powerful Kurdish YPG militia, said earlier this month it expects to launch the final assault on Raqqa in early summer.
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- Ramadan 2017: Donald Trump issues statement mentioning terrorism in almost every sentence
Donald Trump has issued his first statement commemorating Ramadan as president, and fit mentions of terrorism into nearly half of it. Mr Bush at that time wrote of the diversity in Muslim communities, and of the teachings of Islam to be charitable, extend mercy, and search for peace.