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Yahoo! News: World – China Mitch McConnell Warns 2 Possible Trump Court Picks Risk Big Senate Fights: NYT Blunt on North Korea 'Actions here will speak louder than words' Bookstore Owner Calls Police On Woman Accosting Steve Bannon U.S. Citizens Warned to 'Shelter in Place' as Looting Follows Violent Protests in Haiti The Latest: Largest California wildfire over half contained Iranian teen detained over dancing Instagram post Turkey train disaster leaves 24 dead, hundreds hurt Mexico's next president aims to end foreign fuel imports in three years Miss Massachusetts Hopeful Resigns From Competition In Protest Of 'Me Too' Joke Soccer team lost for 10 days in cave in Thailand has been located Giuliani: Trump ‘has to sit down with Vladimir Putin’ Man's Skull Fractured With Metal Pipe During Attack on NYC Subway Women in Iran Are Dancing to Protest the Arrest of a Teenage Instagrammer Landslide warnings as Japan digs through rain devastation The Latest: Slain staffer remembered as 'beautiful soul' Giuliani 'Close To Determining' That Trump Won't Sit Down With Mueller U.S. to reunite only half of young migrant children by Tuesday deadline New allegation that Rep. Jim Jordan knew of sexual abuse by Ohio State team doctor Thailand cave rescue: What happens when the players are out of the cave Secretary of State Pompeo Urges North Korea to Follow Vietnam's Example in Overcoming Hostilities With U.S. Japan floods: Scores dead and dozens missing as two million are told to evacuate amid record rains Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan Officials Pose Alongside Enormous 13-Foot Alligator Captured in Florida Police open murder probe as 1 of 2 nerve agent victims dies Trump's Former Personal Driver Sues Claiming Years Of Unpaid Overtime 1-Year-Old Baby Appears In Immigration Court, Cries Hysterically Tesla dominated electric-car sales in Canada in June Haiti president tells protesters 'go home' after fuel hike suspended Pilot may have saved lives in Chicago helicopter crash Insurers warn of rising premiums after Trump axes Obamacare payments again 'Abolish ICE' protesters confront Mitch McConnell outside restaurant over Trump immigration policies The F-35 Almost Never Happened: The Story of Boeing's X-32 Stealth Fighter Dozens killed in Turkey train derailment Two-year-old dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound Harley Celebrates 115th Anniversary in Prague 'Ant-Man' Creators Hint Quantum Realm Could Be 'Avengers: Infinity War' Reset Button Syria says Israeli strikes target air base Nicaragua's Ortega nixes early election as crisis solution EU calls on Myanmar to release Reuters reporters After talks, NKorea accuses US of 'gangster-like' demands Porsche Taycan Spied Being Pushed Hard At The Nurburgring Mitch McConnell Warns 2 Possible Trump Court Picks Risk Big Senate Fights: NYT
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 07:31 AM PDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is reportedly worried about the
Blunt on North Korea 'Actions here will speak louder than words'
Posted: 07 Jul 2018 11:49 PM PDT
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (R) tells Chuck Todd that “he thought it was a mistake to give the military exercises up,” during an exclusive interview with Meet the Press.
Bookstore Owner Calls Police On Woman Accosting Steve Bannon
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 02:00 AM PDT
A Richmond, Virginia, bookstore owner called the police on a customer for
U.S. Citizens Warned to 'Shelter in Place' as Looting Follows Violent Protests in Haiti
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 12:32 AM PDT
At least three people were killed in protests Friday
The Latest: Largest California wildfire over half contained
Posted: 07 Jul 2018 09:00 PM PDT
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):
Iranian teen detained over dancing Instagram post
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 10:30 AM PDT
Iran has detained a teenage girl who posted dance videos on Instagram and attracted tens of thousands of followers. State TV broadcast a video on Friday in which Maedeh Hojabri, 18-year-old gymnast, acknowledged breaking moral norms while insisting that was not her intention, and that she was only trying to gain more followers. It was unclear whether her statement was made under duress. Shabooneh, a local news website, said Hojabri and three other individuals were detained on similar charges in recent weeks before being released on bail. She had posted around 300 videos on her account, many of which showed her dancing in both Iranian and Western styles. She also appeared in videos without wearing the obligatory Islamic headscarf. Her performances had thousands of followers on various accounts with her name on them, ranging from 12,000 to 66,000 followers. None of the accounts were verified. چیو باید اعتراف کرد؟ بابت لرزوندن سینه از کی خط گرفتی؟؟ چگونه قر کمر رو وارد کشور میکردین؟؟ هم دستات تو سبک باباکرم کیا بودن؟؟؟ A post shared by MahiMaedeh (@maedeh_hozhabri) on Jul 8, 2018 at 7:14am PDT Iranian police have said they plan to shut down similar accounts on Instagram, and the judiciary is considering blocking access to the site. Iran has already blocked access to many social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the Telegram messaging app. Millions of Iranians continue to use the sites through proxies and VPNs. Iran's judiciary and security forces are dominated by hard-liners who launch periodic crackdowns on behavior deemed un-Islamic. The latest arrests came amid a series of protests against the government's handling of the economy. In 2014 authorities sentenced six young men and women to suspended prison terms after they appeared in a video dancing to Pharrell Williams' song “Happy.”
Turkey train disaster leaves 24 dead, hundreds hurt
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 10:15 PM PDT
Twenty-four people were killed and hundreds injured when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey due to ground erosion afer heavy rains, officials said Monday. The train, with over 360 people on board, was travelling from the Edirne region on the Greek and Bulgarian borders to Istanbul’s Halkali station on Sunday when six carriages derailed in the Tekirdag region. Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag said 24 people died, in a sharp rise from the previous toll of 10.
Mexico's next president aims to end foreign fuel imports in three years
Posted: 07 Jul 2018 07:45 PM PDT
By David Alire Garcia and Miguel Angel Gutierrez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will seek to end the country’s massive fuel imports, nearly all from the United States, during the first three years of his term while also boosting refining at home. The landslide winner of last Sunday’s election told reporters on Saturday morning before attending private meetings with members of his future cabinet that he will also prioritize growing crude oil production domestically, which has fallen sharply for years. “The objective is that we stop buying foreign gasoline by the half way point of my six-year term,” said Lopez Obrador, repeating a position he and his senior energy advisor staked out during the campaign.
Miss Massachusetts Hopeful Resigns From Competition In Protest Of 'Me Too' Joke
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 10:36 AM PDT
A contestant in the Miss Massachusetts competition has resigned in protest
Soccer team lost for 10 days in cave in Thailand has been located
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 05:30 AM PDT
Photos from the search for the lost soccer team in Thailand.
Giuliani: Trump ‘has to sit down with Vladimir Putin’
Posted: 07 Jul 2018 10:53 PM PDT
Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, says that the White House’s planned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin shows Trump’s confidence.
Man's Skull Fractured With Metal Pipe During Attack on NYC Subway
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 06:33 AM PDT
A man struck a subway rider in the face with a metal pipe, fracturing the man’s skull during an apparent argument over money late Saturday, police said.
Women in Iran Are Dancing to Protest the Arrest of a Teenage Instagrammer
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 09:35 PM PDT
Maedeh Hojabri had gained an instagram following for her dancing videos
Landslide warnings as Japan digs through rain devastation
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 03:19 AM PDT
Desperate relatives braced for bad news Monday as rescuers dug through landslides in the wake of severe floods that have killed more than 100 people and left swathes of central and western Japan under water. With the toll mounting, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cancelled a four-country foreign trip, the government’s top spokesman said. “I can’t reach her phone,” he told AFP, sitting across from a house that had been ripped apart and tossed on its side by a huge landslide.
The Latest: Slain staffer remembered as 'beautiful soul'
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 06:36 PM PDT
DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on services held for the victims of a shooting at a Maryland newspaper’s office (all times local):
Giuliani 'Close To Determining' That Trump Won't Sit Down With Mueller
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 11:06 AM PDT
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, said Sunday that he's
U.S. to reunite only half of young migrant children by Tuesday deadline
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 02:29 PM PDT
By Marty Graham and Tom Hals SAN DIEGO/WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – The U.S. government is struggling to reunite immigrant families it separated at the border with Mexico and only about half the children under age 5 will be back with their parents by a court-ordered deadline of Tuesday, a government attorney told a judge on Monday. U.S. Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego last month ordered the government to reunite the approximately 100 children under the age of 5 by Tuesday, and the estimated 2,000 older children by July 26. Sarah Fabian, an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, said 54 children younger than 5 would be reunited with parents by the end of Tuesday, and the number could increase depending on background checks.
New allegation that Rep. Jim Jordan knew of sexual abuse by Ohio State team doctor
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 09:12 AM PDT
Another former college wrestler has come forward alleging sexual abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss, telling the Washington Post that former assistant coach Jordan had to know about it.
Thailand cave rescue: What happens when the players are out of the cave
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 07:29 AM PDT
After the players are extricated from the flooded cave, their journey isn’t quite over. Here’s a step-by-step look at what happens next.
Secretary of State Pompeo Urges North Korea to Follow Vietnam's Example in Overcoming Hostilities With U.S.
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 06:22 AM PDT
'It's yours if you'll you seize the moment. This miracle can be yours'
Japan floods: Scores dead and dozens missing as two million are told to evacuate amid record rains
Posted: 07 Jul 2018 07:57 PM PDT
Shinzo Abe, Japan's Prime Minister, has warned of a “race against time” to rescue flood victims as authorities issued new alerts over record rains that have killed at least 48 people and left dozens missing. The torrential downpours have caused flash flooding and landslides across central and western parts of the country, prompting evacuation orders for more than two million people. “Rescues, saving lives and evacuations are a race against time,” Mr Abe said as he met with a government crisis cell set up to respond to the disaster. “There are still many people whose safety has yet to be confirmed,” he added. Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the death toll in days of record rains now stood at 48, but the toll was expected to rise further. National broadcaster NHK said at least 62 people were dead and 44 missing. The Japan Meteorological Agency said three hours of rainfall in one area in Kochi prefecture reached an accumulated 26.3 centimeters (10.4 inches), the highest since such records started in 1976. Local residents sit in a boat as they are rescued from a flooded area at a hospital in Kurashiki Credit: Reuters “We've never experienced this kind of rain before,” an official at the Japanese Meteorological Agency told a news conference. “This is a situation of extreme danger.” The unprecedented downpours have wreaked havoc primarily in the west of the country. Isolated residents are being rescued from their homes Credit: The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images The rain has completely blanketed some villages, forcing desperate residents to take shelter on their rooftops with flood water swirling below as they wait for rescue. Over two million people have been told to evacuate, but the orders are not mandatory and many remained at home, becoming trapped by rapidly rising water or sudden landslides. The meteorological agency issued its highest level alert for two new regions on Sunday, while lifting the alerts for other areas where rains were subsiding. An aerial view shows a local resident being rescued from a submerged house by rescue workers using helicopter at a flooded area in Kurashiki Credit: Reuters In the town of Mihara, in the south of the Hiroshima region, a temporary let-up in rain laid bare the devastation wrought by the downpours. Roads were transformed into muddy flowing rivers, with dirt piled up on either side and stranded cars barely withstanding the current flowing around their wheels. Cars are damaged by floodwater as heavy rain continues in Hiroshima, Japan Credit: Getty “The area became an ocean,” said 82-year-old Nobue Kakumoto, a long-time resident. “I'm worried because I have no idea how long it will stay like this.” Work crews could be seen elsewhere trying to clear multiple small landslides that coated roads in mud, rendering them virtually impassable. “We are carrying out rescue operations around the clock,” Yoshihide Fujitani, a disaster management official in Hiroshima prefecture, told AFP. “We are also looking after evacuees and restoring lifeline infrastructure like water and gas,” he added. “We are doing our best.” In this aerial image, JR Nose Station is submerged in Hiroshima Credit: Getty In western Okayama prefecture, around 200 people including children and elderly people were trapped in a hospital after a river burst its banks and flooded the surrounding area. “The electricity and water has been cut off. We are suffering water and food shortages,” a nurse told public broadcaster NHK. Over 50,000 rescue workers, police and military personnel have been mobilised to respond to the disaster, which has left entire villages submerged by flooding, with just the top of traffic lights visible above the rising waters. “My house was simply washed away and completely destroyed,” Toshihide Takigawa, a 35-year-old employee at a gas station in Hiroshima, told the Nikkei daily on Saturday. “I was in a car and massive floods of water gushed towards me from the front and back and then engulfed the road. I was just able to escape, but I was terrified,” 62-year-old Yuzo Hori told the Mainichi Shimbun daily in Hiroshima. Rescue workers dig to search missing people in Hiroshima Credit: Getty Though the typhoon began last week, the worst of the rain hit from Thursday, when a construction worker was swept away by floodwaters in western Japan. The toll has risen steadily since then, and the conditions have made rescue operations difficult, with some desperate citizens taking to Twitter to call for help. “Water came to the middle of the second floor,” a woman in Kurashiki, Okayama wrote, posting a picture of her room half swamped by flooding. “The kids could not climb up to the rooftop,” she said. “My body temperature has lowered. Rescue us quickly. Help us.” In some place rescuers were using boats, or helicopters to airlift those affected to safety. Several major manufacturers, including carmakers Daihatsu and Mitsubishi, said they had suspended operations at plants in the affected areas. The disaster is the deadliest rain-related crisis in Japan since 2014, when at least 74 people were killed in landslides caused by torrential downpours in the Hiroshima region.
Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 02:01 AM PDT
Nissan admitted Monday that data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately “altered”, dealing a blow to the Japanese car giant’s efforts to recover trust after an inspection scandal last year. The company did not say how many cars were affected by the falsifications, which were uncovered during voluntary tests of all parts of Nissan’s operations conducted in the wake of last year’s scandal. It said tests on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had “deviated from the prescribed testing environment”.
Officials Pose Alongside Enormous 13-Foot Alligator Captured in Florida
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 08:00 AM PDT
“This may be the largest gator we've ever responded to,” the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post.
Police open murder probe as 1 of 2 nerve agent victims dies
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 03:06 PM PDT
LONDON (AP) — A woman who was poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent in southwest England died Sunday, eight days after police think she touched a contaminated item that has not been found.
Trump's Former Personal Driver Sues Claiming Years Of Unpaid Overtime
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 11:12 AM PDT
He was Donald Trump's personal driver for 25 years ― and he's pretty sure
1-Year-Old Baby Appears In Immigration Court, Cries Hysterically
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 06:01 PM PDT
A 1-year-old boy in federal custody who appeared in immigration court without
Tesla dominated electric-car sales in Canada in June
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 09:01 AM PDT
Electric cars accounted for nearly 3 percent of all passenger vehicles sold in Canada in June, thanks to a surge of Tesla Model 3 deliveries.
Haiti president tells protesters 'go home' after fuel hike suspended
Posted: 07 Jul 2018 10:37 PM PDT
Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise called on protesters late Saturday to “go home” after the suspension of a fuel price hike that triggered violent protests and left at least two dead in the Caribbean nation. In an address broadcast on state television, Moise said he had “corrected what had to be corrected” following an about-face on the price increases earlier that day. Because you started sending me this message last night, I received it and corrected what had to be corrected,” Moise said.
Pilot may have saved lives in Chicago helicopter crash
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 11:11 AM PDT
CHICAGO (AP) — A pilot may have saved lives by crashing a medical helicopter in a grassy area on the South Side of Chicago rather than on major interstate highways or a train station nearby, officials said Sunday.
Insurers warn of rising premiums after Trump axes Obamacare payments again
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 02:46 PM PDT
By Amanda Becker and Carl O’Donnell WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Health insurers warned that a move by the Trump administration on Saturday to temporarily suspend a program that was set to pay out $10.4 billion to insurers for covering high-risk individuals last year could drive up premium costs and create marketplace uncertainty. The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) “risk adjustment” program is intended to incentivize health insurers to cover individuals with pre-existing and chronic conditions by collecting money from insurers with relatively healthy enrollees to offset the costs of other insurers with sicker ones. President Donald Trump’s administration has used its regulatory powers to undermine the ACA on multiple fronts after the Republican-controlled Congress last year failed to repeal and replace the law propelled by Democratic President Barack Obama.
'Abolish ICE' protesters confront Mitch McConnell outside restaurant over Trump immigration policies
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 09:23 AM PDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has become the latest Republican to face public protest over the Trump administration’s immigration policies, as demonstrators chanting “Vote you out!” and “Abolish ICE!” pursued him across a restaurant parking lot in his hometown. More than half a dozen protesters from the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and other groups confronted Mr McConnell as he left the Bristol Bar & Grille in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend, according to the Louisville DSA. One of the protesters, DSA member Andrew Massie, told The Independent that he and several others were attending an immigration rally nearby when they learned of Mr McConnell’s location via social media.
The F-35 Almost Never Happened: The Story of Boeing's X-32 Stealth Fighter
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 07:30 AM PDT
What might have been.
Dozens killed in Turkey train derailment
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 06:01 AM PDT
A passenger train derailed in northwestern Turkey, killing two dozen people and injuring more than 300 others, officials said Monday.
Two-year-old dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound
Posted: 07 Jul 2018 11:49 PM PDT
Neighbors watched as a two-year-old boy was loaded into the back of an ambulance in a northwest Fresno neighborhood.
Harley Celebrates 115th Anniversary in Prague
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 06:05 AM PDT
Harley Celebrates 115th Anniversary in Prague In the midst of the tariff drama, the world is showing Harley-Davidson some love with a massive celebration that took place in one of Europe's most beautiful cities The celebrations for Harley-Davidson's 115th
'Ant-Man' Creators Hint Quantum Realm Could Be 'Avengers: Infinity War' Reset Button
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 11:43 AM PDT
(Warning! “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” spoilers below!)
Syria says Israeli strikes target air base
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 02:13 PM PDT
Syria on Sunday accused Israel of targeting an air base in the central Homs province, saying its defences hit a jet involved in the attack. “Our air defences are responding to an Israeli aggression and intercepting a number of missiles targeting the airport, hitting one of the attacking planes and forcing the rest to leave the airspace,” the official SANA news agency quoted a military source as saying. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP that a missile bombardment targeted “Iranian fighters” at the T-4 base.
Nicaragua's Ortega nixes early election as crisis solution
Posted: 08 Jul 2018 04:35 PM PDT
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega has rejected calls for early elections as a solution to Nicaragua’s political crisis, which has seen more than 250 people killed amid a heavy-handed crackdown on protests.
EU calls on Myanmar to release Reuters reporters
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 03:03 AM PDT
The European Union on Monday called on Myanmar to drop charges against two Reuters reporters after a court charged them with obtaining secret state documents. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, have been detained in Myanmar since December 2017. At the time of their arrest, they had been working on an investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in a village in Rakhine state.
After talks, NKorea accuses US of 'gangster-like' demands
Posted: 07 Jul 2018 06:39 PM PDT
TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delivered a dose of harsh reality to Donald Trump, bashing hopes for a quick denuclearization deal in a pointed rebuke to the president’s top envoy while accusing the U.S. of making “gangster-like” demands.
Porsche Taycan Spied Being Pushed Hard At The Nurburgring
Posted: 09 Jul 2018 12:49 AM PDT
Exhaust tips, seriously Porsche?
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