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US student freed after week in Chinese detentionBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An American college student is free following a weeklong detention for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 11:51 pm

Woman Shares Touching Photo of Walmart Employee Helping Blind Man ShopShe said the heartwarming moment caught her eye.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 7:52 pm

Kellyanne Conway says Trump-Russia investigation is 'not a big story'Senior White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday that the ongoing controversy over President Donald Trump and his campaign's possible ties to Russia was "not a big story."


Posted: July 23, 2017, 5:27 pm

Latest Republican health bill 'a porkfest, a monstrosity', Rand Paul saysRand Paul has helped to block Republican efforts to introduce a new health bill. Rand Paul, one of the conservative senators who has helped to hold up Republican healthcare reform, on Sunday derided the current Senate bill as a “monstrosity” and a “porkfest” and said he would not vote for it to proceed to debate this week. With Donald Trump telling senators to stay in Washington until they have a replacement for Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), majority leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly looking to hold a vote to proceed to debate as early as Tuesday.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 3:58 pm

Mom of Teen Who Went Missing at Sea with Friend Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Other FamilyShe claims their negligence led to the boys' deaths in the suit.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 3:43 pm

Eight bodies found in overheated truck in a Walmart in TexasEight suspected migrants were found dead early Sunday inside an overheated truck in a Walmart parking lot in Texas, and nearly 30 others were hospitalized, in what police said appeared to be a “horrific” human trafficking crime.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 3:13 pm

Ohio set to resume executions, child killer awaits appealsOhio is moving toward carrying out its first execution in more than three years.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 2:54 pm

Afghanistan's Shiites mark anniversary of deadly attackThe site west of Kabul is the last resting place for victims of a deadly suicide bombing on July 23 last year -- the first claimed by the Islamic State group in the heart of Kabul against Afghanistan's Shiite Muslim Hazara ethnic minority. The line from Turkmenistan to Kabul, capital of energy-starved Afghanistan, bypasses the province of Bamiyan, a Hazara stronghold. For Hazara leaders the route is a further sign of discrimination against their community and their province, one of the least developed in Afghanistan.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 2:07 pm

NASA is uploading hundreds of rare films from its archives to YouTube, and here are the best ones

We live in a world where delivering supplies to a space station orbiting our planet is handled by a tech startup, but expertise in flight hasn't always been so easy. NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center has an incredible wealth of video footage showcasing the many trials, successes, and failures of the United States' various military and scientific programs, and the group has decided to make it all available to the world via YouTube. The videos, which range in age from a few months to over fifty years, are a glorious look at the steady progress of flight engineering, and we've collected some of the best for you to enjoy. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Zy_OdeLUg

Is that a UFO? Nope, it's a very early prototype of the wingless M2-F1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC5GDFKDYBA

Testing a lunar lander on Earth is tricky business, but NASA test pilots make it look easy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwdClhh1HwE

Drones aren't a new concept to NASA. The agency has been flying remotely piloted aircraft for decades, like this Hyper III from 1969.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SncLDXTiREY

Ever wonder what kind of damage a world record-breaking flight can do to an aircraft? This X-15A-2 set a new high mark by achieving mach 6.7, and when it landed it looked like it had been through a war.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSxFe93pYCA

A plane that carries... planes?! That's what the Super Guppy does, and it looks very odd while doing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCLCq_ggCL4

Flying saucers really do exist, as long as you count the unmanned X-45A.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrhJ3vFD3fE

The SR-71 is one of the US Air Force's most iconic aircraft of all time, and NASA borrowed a pair of them to conduct high-altitude research because of their amazing capabilities.

Still hungry for more? Head over to NASA's YouTube portal to check out the huge archive for yourself.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 1:00 pm

Former press secretary allegedly stole one item from junior staffersFormer White House press secretary Sean Spicer was forced to take a mini-fridge from junior White House staffers' office early in his tenure, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 12:37 pm

Eight bodies found in truck in Texas parking lotAnother 28 people were injured -- 20 of them severely -- and were being treated at seven local hospitals, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus and Fire Chief Charles Hood told reporters. The police chief said the group included children, but later told CNN that the eight dead were adult men. "We got a call from a Walmart employee about a welfare check in a tractor-trailer that was parked on the lot here," McManus told a news conference.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 11:25 am

Venezuela’s symphony of protestsMusicians in Venezuela have been taking their instruments to protests this year, and a violist was killed in June. Here are some of the players in action.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 9:00 am

US Imposes Sanctions On Russia, Iran, North KoreaThe House and Senate released a deal Saturday that imposed sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea for undermining American interests.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 8:30 am

Tom Kerridge's slow-cooked meat feasts for a crowdI’m a huge fan of slow-cooked meats for the simple reason that you can roast or braise them with very little fuss, yet still pack in loads of flavour. In this week’s recipes I have drawn on influences from around the world, weaving in the spices and herbs I love via marinades, rubs and glazes. The dishes are designed to be great fun – you can use the base recipes as blueprints and go on to create your own spice mixes, experimenting with ratios or ingredients. A kitchen blowtorch finishes off the crust on the beef Credit: Haarala Hamilton For the côte de boeuf, for example, components of the brine traditionally used to make pastrami have been reimagined as pickled cabbage and mustard-spiked mayonnaise, while the meat itself sports a fennel and pepper crust. An Indian-inspired marinade left overnight on a shoulder of lamb renders it smoky with a chilli heat, and ham hocks simmer in ale and stock to be finished off with a glaze made from the reduced cooking liquor. Most of this just requires you to whip up your ingredients and then leave the cooking process to work its magic – methods that make it easier for you without compromising on quality or flavour. Tom Kerridge's latest recipes Cooking large cuts of meat such as these shouldn’t just be reserved for Sunday lunch – they can be brilliant for dinner parties or al fresco feasts, too. In this country we all too often rely on supermarkets when it comes to our meat shopping, so for the best cuts go and see your butcher. I love nothing more than chatting with my local expert, as he always has the best suggestions of what cuts to use and what is best to use right now. Also, invest in a digital temperature probe to help determine when the meat is properly cooked – and prepare to serve up a feast. Beer-braised ham hock with gherkin and iceberg salad, duck egg and parsley mayonnaise Credit: Haarala Hamilton SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 4 small ham hocks (ask your butcher to French-trim them) 500ml chicken stock 500ml strong ale 2 star anise 4 tbsp malt extract 2 sprigs thyme 2 onions, diced 2 sticks celery 100ml mayonnaise 2 shallots, diced 3 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 duck eggs, hard-boiled, peeled and grated 1 iceberg lettuce, quartered 8 gherkins, sliced lengthways 3 sprigs dill, chopped Olive oil, for drizzling METHOD Place the hocks in a large casserole dish (or two) and cover with cold water. Bring up to the boil to remove any impurities, pour off the water and add the stock and ale to the pan along with the star anise, malt, thyme, onions and celery. Bring to the boil again and simmer for two hours or until the hocks are tender. Lift the ham hocks out, set aside and keep warm. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve and return to the pan. Boil to reduce the stock to a glaze. While the glaze is reducing, mix together the mayonnaise, shallots, parsley and duck egg in a bowl, stirring well. Just before serving, brush the warm hocks with the beer glaze and serve on a platter with the lettuce wedges. Lay over the gherkin slices and sprinkle with dill and olive oil. Serve the parsley mayonnaise on the side with some large chunks of crusty sourdough. Pastrami-spiced côte de boeuf with pickled white cabbage and mustard mayonnaise Credit: Haarala Hamilton If you have any beef left this will make a fab American-style sandwich. SERVES 2 INGREDIENTS 1 x côte de boeuf weighing about 650-700g, at room temperature For the pickled cabbage 200ml white wine vinegar 1 tbsp mustard seeds 100g caster sugar 1 small bay leaf ½ tsp dill seeds ½ tsp white peppercorns 300g white cabbage, finely sliced 2 tbsp chopped tarragon For the beef 3 tbsp coarse ground black pepper 2 tbsp fennel seeds 2 tbsp flaky salt 1 tsp dried thyme 3 tbsp English mustard Vegetable oil, for brushing For the mustard mayonnaise 150g mayonnaise 3 tbsp English mustard Juice of ½ lemon ½ tsp caster sugar METHOD Take the meat out of the fridge a couple of hours ahead to come to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 60C/lowest gas mark. Start by pickling the cabbage. Place everything apart from the cabbage and tarragon in a saucepan and bring to the boil, then stir in the cabbage and simmer for two minutes. Take off the heat and leave to cool. When cool, stir in the tarragon and set aside. Mix together the black pepper, fennel, salt and thyme. Lay the côte de boeuf on a baking tray. Brush the mustard all over the meat then roll it in the spice mix to coat. Set back on the tray and place in the oven for at least two hours (it might need two-and-a-half hours depending on your oven). Use a digital temperature probe – the internal temperature of the beef should read 60C. Remove from the oven and brush with a little vegetable oil. Using a kitchen blowtorch, brown the beef all over. Let it rest for five minutes while you mix together the mayonnaise ingredients with a pinch of salt. Carve the beef, which will be cooked rare, serving with the cooled, drained cabbage and mustard mayonnaise.   Madras-spiced lamb shoulder with sweet-and-sour mango salsa Credit: Haarala Hamilton This is an amazingly simple yet full-flavour dish. SERVES 6 INGREDIENTS 3kg shoulder of lamb For the spice paste 10 cloves garlic 10cm piece of ginger, peeled and sliced 1 onion, chopped 1 tbsp tomato purée 2 tbsp smoked paprika 1 tbsp tamarind 1 tsp chilli powder 3 tbsp madras spice curry powder 3 red chillies, deseeded and finely sliced 3 tsp salt 3 tbsp vegetable oil For the mango salsa 1 large mango, peeled and finely diced 1 red onion, finely sliced 2 green chillies, deseeded and finely sliced Large handful of coriander, chopped Zest and juice of 2 limes 2 tbsp distilled malt vinegar 3 tbsp peanut oil METHOD Add all the paste ingredients to a food processor and blend to a coarse, aromatic paste. Lay the lamb in a roasting tin and slash the meat six or seven times with a sharp knife. Rub the paste all over the lamb, working it into the slashes, to fully coat the meat. Leave in the fridge overnight. The next day preheat the oven to 140C/Gas 1. Place the lamb in the oven and pour in 300ml of water to the tin. Cook for four hours, basting every now and then. Meanwhile, mix together the salsa ingredients well and keep to one side. When the lamb is cooked, pull the meat away from the bone and mix in all of the spicy stock and juices in the tin. Serve with rice or flatbreads and spoon over the mango salsa.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 5:00 am

No-show inflation poses conundrum for US FedAfter tightening monetary policy last month for the second time this year, the US central bank is expected to pause for the next few months to monitor developments. The Federal Reserve will leave the benchmark interest rate untouched when it meets Tuesday and Wednesday, partly because it has yet to begin to wind down its huge stock of bond holdings, and will not make another move on interest rates until that process is underway. In the normal course of events, as an economy recovers and hiring increases, that brings with it rising wages and inflation, which in turn prompts the central bank to hike lending rates to keep prices in check while still allowing economic growth to continue.


Posted: July 23, 2017, 1:04 am

Hundreds of Islamic State corpses await repatriation from LibyaSeven months after Libyan forces defeated Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, hundreds of bodies of foreign militants still lie stored in freezers as authorities negotiate with other governments to decide what to do with them, local officials say. The corpses have been shipped to Misrata, a city further to the west whose forces led the fight to defeat Islamic State in Sirte in December. Allowing the bodies to be shipped home to countries such as Tunisia, Sudan and Egypt would be sensitive for the governments involved, wary of acknowledging how many of their citizens left to fight as jihadists in Iraq, Syria and Libya.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 11:30 pm

Here's What We Know (So Far) About the iPhone 9Apple has already started making plans.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 11:00 pm

The Latest: Devastating California wildfire is slowingFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Central California wildfire that destroyed 60 homes (all times local):


Posted: July 22, 2017, 8:54 pm

10-Year-Old Arrested For Allegedly Stealing a Car for the Fourth Time in 6 WeeksPolice said he removed his ankle monitor being caught.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 8:07 pm

Walesa urges Poles to protect democracy by 'all means'Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa joined in Saturday the protests against a proposed reform of the nation's Supreme Court, urging Poles to protect their democracy with "all means". The measure, which opponents say imperils the independence of the judiciary, has already drawn a threat of sanctions from the European Union and massive street demonstrations. "Our generation succeeded in putting Poland back on track and ensuring the separation of powers," the former president said in the northern city of Gdansk.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 8:05 pm

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Posted: July 22, 2017, 7:48 pm

Elon Musk scraps the idea of a Model 3 with a solar panel roof

For as long as Elon Musk has been involved in the tech world, he has demonstrated an almost unrivaled obsession with dreaming big and boldly pursuing initiatives that objectively seem downright crazy at first glance. From his work at SpaceX to his more recent effort to create underground tunnels capable of transporting cars at speeds as high as 125 MPH, Musk, to his great credit, is a man of action.

Still, when you have as many outrageous and ambitious ideas as Musk, not everything can become a reality. That said, the idea that the Model 3 -- or any subsequent Tesla vehicle -- might one day feature a roof with embedded solar panels has finally been put to rest by Musk. Recall, Musk initially floated the idea of a Model 3 outfitted with solar roof technology late last year, even going so far as to say that Tesla would "probably offer that as an option."

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/794575003446480896

A few months later, Musk revealed that he decided to scrap the idea. During a speech at the National Governors Association a few days ago, Musk said that he actively had Tesla engineers look into the feasibility of a roof embedded with solar panels before realizing that it just wouldn't work out.

"I really thought about this," Musk said. "I pushed my team. Is there some way we can do it on the car? Technically, if you have some sort of transformer-like thing that will pop out of the trunk like a hardtop convertible that ratchets solar panels over the car, and provided you are in the sun, that would be enough to generate 20 to 30 miles a day of electricity. It’s a difficult way to do it."

Still, the idea of a solar panel roof atop of a Tesla vehicle sounds a lot cooler than it would actually be in practice. Given the surface area of the roof, Musk's 20-30 mile figure seems wildly optimistic. A solar panel roof could certainly come in handy in dire situations, but it's far from being a game-changer.

Video of Musk's full remarks can be seen over here.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 7:01 pm

John McCain goes on hike with his daughter one week after cancer diagnosisU.S. Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer, went on a hike with his daughter on Saturday, according to a tweet from Meghan McCain.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 6:44 pm

Shelter Seeks Owner of 31-Pound Stray Cat, Will Soon Hold Drawing For its AdoptionThey said it was clear the cat was being fed.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 6:41 pm

Russian Spy House That Inspired 'The Americans' Will Be Put Up for SaleA New Jersey home that has been vacant since the FBI arrested a family of undercover Russian spies living there is heading for sale


Posted: July 22, 2017, 6:07 pm

German runaway girl who converted to Islam is found in IraqBERLIN (AP) — A German girl who ran away from home after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State extremists, German and Iraqi officials said Saturday. She is reported to be in good health and will be interrogated next week by Iraqi officials.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 5:46 pm

Iran rejects US threats over detained AmericansIran's government rejected US demands to release detained Americans on Saturday, saying it had no control over the judiciary. "The judiciary, courts and judges in Iran are completely independent, as in any other country," said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi in a statement. "Any interventionist and threatening statement by American officials and institutions has no effect on the will and determination of the country's judicial system to try and punish criminals and violators of the country's laws and national security," Ghasemi added.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 5:26 pm

Teacher convicted of having sex with her student suing teenage boy for defamationA 36-year-old teacher convicted of having sex with a person under the legal age of consent in California is suing the student she slept with for defamation. Tara Stumph, who is currently serving a 180 day sentence for having sex with a 16-year-old student, says that statements made by the young man hurt her reputation and her career. Stumph was named alongside her former employer, the Lucia Mar School District, in the lawsuit brought against her by her victim’s family.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 4:47 pm

Hundreds of sheep killed after bear chases them over cliffMore than 200 sheep have died after they hurtled over the edge of a cliff in the Pyrenees mountains while being chased by a bear. Their deaths have reignited the bitter debate over the presence of bears in the mountain range that straddles the French-Spanish border, where they were reintroduced 20 years ago after disappearing in the early 1990s. The sheep belonged to a farmer in the Couflens area on the French side of the border, but their bodies were found last Sunday at the foot of a cliff just over the border in Spain. The rest of the large flock was missing after dispersing over the mountains while fleeing the attack. Local authorities sent experts to examine the scene during the week and they concluded that the sheep had been running away from a bear. The sheep’s owner will be compensated for each of the 209 animals found dead,  which is standard practice in such cases as part of the deal made between the government and farmers when brown bears from Slovenia were introduced in the late 1990s. Firefighters rescue Dolly the sheep from 15ft fall into rock crevice 00:47 But the deaths provoked an angry statement from the militant Confédération Paysanne (Farmers’ Federation) which demanded immediate action to stop deadly attacks by bears on livestock. “Pastoralism, which is a guarantor of biodiversity and of a living and welcoming mountain region, is not compatible with the reintroduction of large predators,” it said in a statement. “The state, which is responsible for the reintroduction of the bears, should remove the ones that are causing problems and should not reintroduce any more bears,” it said. The verbal protest was the latest battle in the long-running war between livestock farmers and animal conservationists who believe bears have their rightful pace in the mountain range. Herd of bison sees off pack of wolves in incredible footage 01:22 A similar battle is going on over the growing presence of wolves in France. On Thursday the government gave the green light for the cull of dozens of wolves in mountain areas, mostly in the southeast, where they have killed around 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, over the past year. The cull of up to 40 wolves by July next year represents a little over 10 percent of France's total wolf population. Wolves were eradicated in France in the 1930s but began to arrive back from Italy in the 1990s.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 4:23 pm

'You belong here' Germany tells Turks as row with Ankara ragesBy Thomas Escritt and Michelle Martin BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany sought on Saturday to reassure the country's 3 million people of Turkish descent it would stand by them as a row with Ankara escalates, saying they were not the target of changes to government policy on Turkey. In a letter published in German and Turkish in daily newspaper Bild, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Germany had no quarrel with Turkish people in either country but could not stand by as "innocent" German citizens were jailed. On Friday, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble compared Turkey's detention of six rights activists, including a German, to repression in former communist East Germany.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 4:14 pm

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Fatal ShootingMinneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned on Friday, nearly a week after a police officer fatally Justine Damond.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 4:06 pm

Eight Massive Wildfires Rage Across CaliforniaAmong the fires is the most destructive wildfire in the U.S. this year, which crept within a mile of the historic tourist town of Mariposa.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 4:04 pm

Hezbollah and Syrian army advance in border offensive: reportsBy John Davison BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Shi'ite militia Hezbollah and the Syrian army advanced against Sunni militants on Saturday, the second day of an assault to drive them from their last foothold along the Syria-Lebanon border, pro-Damascus media reported. The operation has targeted Sunni Muslim insurgents from the former Nusra Front, a group that was aligned to al Qaeda and who have controlled the barren, mountainous zone of Juroud Arsal. A military media unit run by Hezbollah said its forces captured a strategic hilltop area called Dhahr al-Huwa, previously a key Nusra Front base, which allowed them to overlook several border crossings in the area.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 3:03 pm

How to Peel and Devein ShrimpThis article, How to Peel and Devein Shrimp, originally appeared on Chowhound.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 3:00 pm

Radio station cancels Richard Dawkins appearance over Islam tweetsA US radio station invited Richard Dawkins to speak about his latest book, and then cancelled the ticketed event over his tweets about Islam. The evolutionary biologist was due to discuss Science in the Soul: Collected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist at a benefit event for KPFA, a listener-funded station in Berkeley, California. Tickets were snapped up ahead of the anti-theist’s planned talk on 9 August – but KPFA cancelled the event on Thursday, claiming it had recently discovered that his comments about Islam had upset people.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 2:42 pm

Trump, in angry Twitter spree, declares ‘the complete power to pardon’Those who hope for a Twitter tirade from the president every Saturday morning were amply rewarded, as he lashed out at multiple targets.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 2:40 pm

Far-Right Millennials 'Defend Europe' From MigrantsFar-right millennials head to Europe to protect them from an African migrant invasion.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 2:33 pm

Anthony Scaramucci reportedly refers to Sean Spicer by one nameNew White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci referred to former press secretary Sean Spicer as Melissa McCarthy to people within the White House, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 2:19 pm

6 of the most notable discoveries that have been revealed by melting iceTwo frozen bodies uncovered in the Swiss Alps this week are only the latest secret shrinking glaciers around the world have given up.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 11:37 am

The Future Of Kindergarten Is Less Play, More WorkBeing a kindergartner today is more like first grade.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 10:10 am

The Democrats' performance as an opposition party? Pathetic | Steven W ThrasherSix months into Donald Trump’s term, and Democratic politician’s ability to be an opposition party is, in a word, pathetic. When the poll came out saying that “Democrats stand for nothing more than opposing” Trump, I thought to myself, ‘If only that were true!’” But they can’t even do that well. It was as tone deaf (but honest) an answer as when Mother Jones writer Kevin Drum – as sycophantic a representative of the Democratic party in the punditocracy as there is – wrote about how people would have to be “crazy” not to “have a reflective disgust” of people who are homeless and mentally ill.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 10:00 am

Teenage cheerleader accused of killing newborn baby and burying it in gardenAn 18-year-old cheerleader has been arrested after her child’s remains were found buried in her backyard, with investigators revealing the baby was alive at the time of birth. Brooke Skylar Richardson was charged with reckless homicide in the US state of Ohio on Friday after evidence emerged that the child “was not a stillborn baby”, according to the Dayton Daily News. Authorities determined the infant died more than two months ago and only found the child's remains because of a tip from a doctor's office.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 9:49 am

Egypt says 30 suspected militants killed in Sinai raidsEgyptian security forces killed 30 suspected militants in ground and air raids in North Sinai conducted over the past four days, the military said in a statement on Friday. Egypt faces an Islamist insurgency led by the Islamic State group in the Sinai Peninsula, where hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed since 2013. The military statement said 30 "highly dangerous" militants were killed and five others arrested in the raids, though it did not name a specific militant group or release names of those killed.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 7:50 am

Iraqi bridge is sole link for Mosul residents rebuilding livesBy Angus MacSwan MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - On a pontoon bridge connecting East and West Mosul, residents of a city shattered by the battle to expel Islamic State cross back and forth trying to rebuild their lives from the rubble. Other bridges, including the landmark Iron Bridge, were wrecked in nine months of urban warfare which saw Iraqi government forces fight the militants street-by-street and house-by-house. All have tales of hardship and suffering under three years of Islamic State rule and, despite their relief that is over, now they are worried about their present predicament and the future.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 6:55 am

Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 yearsMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 6:17 am

Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officerMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 3:45 am

Departing White House press secretary says good riddance to pressMaybe hoping for the last word, Sean Spicer took another dig at the press in a “Hannity” appearance Friday.


Posted: July 22, 2017, 3:39 am

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