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US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing. "We are putting the trade war on hold," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday. After high-level talks Thursday and Friday in Washington, Beijing agreed in a joint statement...
Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle. They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and it ran off. It wasn't enough, authorities said. When they got on their bikes again, the cougar returned, biting one of them...
Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades. Island authorities said they have identified 20 bodies and recovered all human remains from the field next to Havana's international airport where a passenger jet crashed Friday, killing 110 people. Maidi Charchabal wept and held a photograph of her son Daniel...

Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition Sunday after publicly setting himself on fire but his motives remain unclear with family believing he was despairing over Gaza's dire living conditions and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the territory, alleging personal problems. Suicide is strictly forbidden in Islam and cases are rare in conservative Gaza but dozens were reported last...

UAE to loosen visa rules for investors and innovators

The United Arab Emirates, home to financial hubs Abu Dhabi and Dubai, is loosening its residency laws and will grant long-term visas for up to 10 years to investors and highly-skilled professionals. The 10-year residency visas will be granted to specialists in science, medicine and research, and to "exceptional students." The state-run WAM news agency says the plan aims to attract global...
Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii's Big Island. That was more than two weeks ago. He hasn't been able to stay at his house since. "It's disconcerting not being home, being displaced," Arends said. "I'm sleeping on a sofa in a guy's living room." As uncertainty drags on over what the...
Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii's Big Island. That was more than two weeks ago. He hasn't been able to stay at his house since. "It's disconcerting not being home, being displaced," Arends said. "I'm sleeping on a sofa in a guy's living room." As uncertainty drags on over what the...
25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

About two dozen African migrants were brought ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen, Brazilian authorities said Sunday. The government of Maranhao state said the group of 25 people from Senegal, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cape Verde landed Saturday. Two Brazilians were also among those rescued. The government said the 27 people were dehydrated and received medical...
Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier

Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier

One of Italy's two main populist leaders said Sunday that he and his rival finally have agreed on who should be the next premier — neither of them -- in what would be the nation's first populist-led government. Exactly 11 weeks after a parliamentary election with inconclusive results created political gridlock, League leader Matteo Salvini said he and 5-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio have...
'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster's comb. Horner, who consulted with director Steven Spielberg on the "Jurassic Park" films, is developing a three-dimensional...
'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox's "Deadpool 2" brought in $125 million this weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever for an R-rated movie and ending the three-week reign of Disney's "Avengers: Infinity War" at the top of the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. "Deadpool 2...
NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that "true civil discourse" is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming. While obliquely criticizing President Donald Trump, Kerry did not mention the 2015 Iran nuclear deal he secured with other world powers, an accord of which Trump now...
The Latest: Texas church provides counseling for congregants

The Latest: Texas church provides counseling for congregants

The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The pastor of a church where one of its member families lost a child in the Texas school shooting says the victims never will be forgotten. Pastor Brad Drake at Santa Fe's Dayspring Church read the names of the 10 people killed in the Santa Fe High School shootings Friday. He asked about 120 church members attending a service Sunday...
The Latest: Texas church provides counseling for congregants

The Latest: Texas church provides counseling for congregants

The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The pastor of a church where one of its member families lost a child in the Texas school shooting says the victims never will be forgotten. Pastor Brad Drake at Santa Fe's Dayspring Church read the names of the 10 people killed in the Santa Fe High School shootings Friday. He asked about 120 church members attending a service Sunday...
Iraqi, Syrian guides bring views to Philadelphia museum

Iraqi, Syrian guides bring views to Philadelphia museum

Three Iraqi natives and a Syrian woman have been enlisted as guides to share a modern cultural perspective with visitors to new Middle Eastern galleries at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. The guides intersperse personal stories with historic content as they lead groups through the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's new galleries that tell tales going back 10,000 years...

Iran says EU political support not enough, urges investment

Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's foreign minister has urged the European Union to go beyond political support for its landmark nuclear deal and increase investment in Iran. The report quotes Mohammad Javad Zarif, who met with EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Union Miguel Arias Canete in Tehran on Sunday, as saying that "European political support is not enough, and...
Turkey's Erdogan seeks expatriate support for re-election

Turkey's Erdogan seeks expatriate support for re-election

Turkey's president addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Bosnia's capital Sunday to shore up support before his country's snap presidential and parliamentary elections next month. Adapting his domestic campaign speeches to include promises to Turkish citizens living abroad, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on "European Turks to show their strength to the whole world." Erdogan received...
Arrest records of Rosa Parks, MLK to be preserved

Arrest records of Rosa Parks, MLK to be preserved

Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others at the dawn of the modern civil rights era are being preserved and digitized after being discovered, folded and wrapped in rubber bands, in a courthouse box. Archivists at historically black Alabama State University are cataloguing and flattening dozens of documents found at the Montgomery County Courthouse,...
Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance

Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance

A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan's Kalamazoo. And at the University of Michigan, regents have voted to strip a former school president's name from a campus science building because he lent his scientific expertise to groups...
The Latest: Incoming NRA president addresses school shooting

The Latest: Incoming NRA president addresses school shooting

The Latest on the school shooting in Texas (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The National Rifle Association's incoming president is blaming the latest deadly school shooting on youngsters "steeped in a culture of violence." Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North tells "Fox News Sunday" that authorities are trying "like the dickens" to treat symptoms instead of going after the disease...
Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, has sought to reassure Iraqis about their next government, saying it will be "inclusive" and mindful of their needs. No single bloc won a majority in the May 12 vote, raising the prospect of weeks or even months of negotiations to agree on a government. Major political players...
Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid

Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid

Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject to attorney-client privilege appears to be meeting a judge's demand that it occur speedily and efficiently. The progress comes just days before U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood will preside over a fourth hearing...
Royal Wedding: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry wed (live updates)

Royal Wedding: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry wed (live updates)

Actress Meghan Markle and Britain’s Prince Harry got married Saturday in a highly anticipated, star-studded ceremony in St. George’s Chapel at England’s Windsor Castle.  Update 6:21 a.m. EDT Sunday: The British royal family took to Twitter late Saturday to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and thank their guests for attending their wedding. “Thank you to...
'Royal wedding guest name' quiz could help scammers get your personal data

'Royal wedding guest name' quiz could help scammers get your personal data

A seemingly innocent quiz that has been sweeping social media could help scammers get their hands on your personal data, experts say. "What's your royal wedding guest name?" the meme, which began circulating ahead of Saturday's royal wedding, asks. One version reads as follows: "In honor of the royal wedding, use your 'royal wedding guest name' this week. Start with either 'Lord' or...
2 inmates escape Ohio prison, still at large, deputies say

2 inmates escape Ohio prison, still at large, deputies say

Law enforcement is asking for the public’s help to find two Ohio prisoners who escaped Saturday night from the Community Correctional Center in Turtlecreek Township. Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8:30 p.m. to the area of 5234 State Route 63, the CCC, for a report of two men running through a field. They jumped into an older model silver minivan...
Barber throws man who complained about haircut through window

Barber throws man who complained about haircut through window

A man got more than his hair cut, when an argument with the barber over the style led to the man getting thrown through a glass window, police said.  The 33-year old victim was not satisfied with his haircut Thursday and threatened not to pay, according to the New York Daily News. In response, the barber at Levels Barbershop, in Brooklyn, pushed the man, who fell through the shop’s...
Dog dies after being left in hot car

Dog dies after being left in hot car

A man is facing animal cruelty charges after he reportedly left a dog in a hot car.  The dog later died despite efforts to rescue him. Anthony Griffith is charged with animal cruelty after the dog was left in a car at Southeast Georgia Health System in St. Marys.  The dog fell to the pavement when an officer arrived and opened the car door. “(The dog) was crying really hard and I knew...
Krispy Kreme unveils blueberry glaze doughnut

Krispy Kreme unveils blueberry glaze doughnut

There's nothing like spotting the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts "Hot Now" sign blazing in the store window. And for a short time, fans will have another reason to rejoice when spotting it.  Krispy Kreme has announced a new one-of-a-kind confection - the Blueberry Glaze Doughnut. It's not a blueberry doughnut; instead, Krispy Kreme is adding the blueberry flavor into its mouth-watering glaze...
Under foggy, sloppy conditions Justify wins 2018 Preakness Stakes

Under foggy, sloppy conditions Justify wins 2018 Preakness Stakes

Favorite Justify won under foggy and sloppy conditions Saturday at the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Justify, who won the Kentucky Derby, was a 1-2 favorite throughout the day.  The unbeaten colt now has a shot at a Triple Crown if he wins at Belmont June 9. 
1 dead in mountain lion attack in Washington, investigators say

1 dead in mountain lion attack in Washington, investigators say

A mountain lion attacked two bikers, leaving one dead Saturday, according to King County Sheriff's officials.  Emergency crews responded to a report of a mountain lion attack in the foothills near North Bend around 11:20 a.m. Saturday, Eastside fire officials said.  King County Sheriff's officials said two mountain bikers were attacked. One was killed. Another is unaccounted for. KIRO...
Houston police chief says he's 'hit rock bottom' after Santa Fe school shooting 

Houston police chief says he's 'hit rock bottom' after Santa Fe school shooting 

Houston police Chief Art Acevedo is calling for gun reform, after 10 people were shot and killed and 10 more hurt in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. The gunman was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at the school. Pagourtzis was arraigned on capital murder and aggravated assault charges Friday.  In the post on his Facebook page, Acevedo said that...
Royal wedding: 6 things to know about 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Royal wedding: 6 things to know about 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason

A 19-year-old British cellist wowed the crowd gathered in St. George's Chapel Saturday to watch Prince Harry wed American actress Meghan Markle. Kensington Palace officials announced last month that Sheku Kanneh-Mason would perform at the wedding after Prince Harry saw him play at an event in London last year. He stunned the 600 guests at Windsor Castle on Saturday with a rendition of Franz Schubert&rsquo...
Lava from Hawaii volcano reaches Pacific Ocean, causing new concerns

Lava from Hawaii volcano reaches Pacific Ocean, causing new concerns

Lava from the Kilauea volcano has crossed Highway 137 and entered the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaii County Civil Defense said Sunday. A second lava flow is about 437 yards from the highway, the Star Advertiser of Honolulu reported. Big Island residents may now have to contend with laze -- a mixture of lava and haze -- that forms when hot lava hits the ocean, CNN reported. After making contact...
Santa Fe High School shooting: 10 dead, 13 injured, suspect arraigned on capital murder charges

Santa Fe High School shooting: 10 dead, 13 injured, suspect arraigned on capital murder charges

The suspect in the Santa Fe High School shooting in Galveston County Texas was arraigned on capital murder and aggravated assault charges Friday in the deaths of 10 people and the wounding of a police officer.  Thirteen people were also injured in the massacre Friday morning at the high school in southeastern Texas, the FBI said Saturday. >> Read more trending news  The gunman...
Police: 2 people shot, 1 dead near high school graduation in Georgia

Police: 2 people shot, 1 dead near high school graduation in Georgia

A shooting after a high school graduation has left one woman dead and another injured. Police told WSB that two arrests have been made, but are not naming the suspects at this time, due to additional charges pending.  The shooting happened near Mount Zion High School at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center around 8:45 p.m. Friday. Police confirm that two people have been shot and one...
Santa Fe High School victims: Exchange student, substitute teacher among those killed

Santa Fe High School victims: Exchange student, substitute teacher among those killed

An exchange student and a substitute teacher are among the victims of a mass shooting Friday at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas, where 10 people were killed and 10 injured when a gunman opened fire at the school. >> Read more trending news  Shana Fisher doted on her dog Kallie and was a beautiful, smart, funny and talented girl, her mother, Sadie Rodriguez, told the Houston...
Parkland students, families offer condolences to victims of Santa Fe school massacre

Parkland students, families offer condolences to victims of Santa Fe school massacre

Students at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, joined others from across the country last month in walking out of classrooms to protest gun violence at American schools during the National School Walkout.  >> Read more trending news  Now, just 28 days later, they are the victims of the same violence that has been plaguing U.S. schools for two decades. The student protests over...
Meghan Markle, mother check in to hotel night before royal wedding

Meghan Markle, mother check in to hotel night before royal wedding

Meghan Markle has checked in to the Cliveden House Hotel at the National Trust's Cliveden Estate to spend the night before her wedding to Prince Harry. Markle and her mom, Doria Ragland, arrived at the hotel Friday. >> Read more trending news  When asked how she was feeling, Markle said, “wonderful, thank you,” People magazine reports.
Senior dies in crash day before graduation, police say 

Senior dies in crash day before graduation, police say 

A high school senior died in a car crash on the way to a rehearsal a day before graduation, police said.  Frances Fortner, a talented artist who had won awards for her work, was on her way to graduation practice Thursday when the convertible she was driving flipped over an uncovered manhole, according to the Clarion-Ledger.  Fortner, 18, was taken to a hospital where she later...
Texas shooting: Who is Dimitrios Pagourtzis, suspect in the Santa Fe High School attack?

Texas shooting: Who is Dimitrios Pagourtzis, suspect in the Santa Fe High School attack?

A 17-year-old has been charged with capital murder after he allegedly opened fire Friday at a Texas high school, killing at least 10 people -- nine students and one teacher. Police have told CBS News that Dimitrios Pagourtzis shot students and school staff at Santa Fe High School, where he was a student.  In addition to those killed, at least 10 were transferred to hospitals with injuries...
Lebanon, Oregon school lockdown over; police locate armed person sources say

Lebanon, Oregon school lockdown over; police locate armed person sources say

Lebanon Fire said the situation is now over. All students at Lebanon High School are being bussed to a nearby church to be reunited with family. KATU reports that the armed suspect has been located, but police have not confirmed whether or not the person was near or on the campus.  No shooting has been confirmed at this time.  Lebanon Police confirm that Lebanon High School in Oregon is...
Squirrel flies like a ‘wrecking ball’ to reach bird feeder

Squirrel flies like a ‘wrecking ball’ to reach bird feeder

A squirrel’s impressive stunt to reach a bird feeder is captivating the internet.  YouTube user Lindsey Jackson posted a video of a hungry squirrel making his way down the pole for a hanging bird feeder. When the squirrel leaned over to reach it, the bird feeder started spinning. >> Read more trending news  Jackson posted the video in slow motion, set to Miley...
Bread truck driver convicted of killing unarmed black teen over stolen lunchbox

Bread truck driver convicted of killing unarmed black teen over stolen lunchbox

An Alabama man was convicted Wednesday of gunning down an unarmed 16-year-old as he ran away with a lunchbox stolen from the man’s bread truck.  Jonathan Wayne Scott, 52, of Madison, wept as he was led away from the courtroom where a jury took less than two hours to convict him of manslaughter, AL.com reported. Scott faces up to 20 years in prison in the June 21, 2016, slaying of Mustafa...
Man who claimed to be passenger in fatal crash was driver, prosecutors say

Man who claimed to be passenger in fatal crash was driver, prosecutors say

A man who claimed to be a passenger in a fatal 2016 crash was driving the vehicle that killed his friend, prosecutors said Wednesday.  Jack Henry Kaplan, 22, told police officers responding to an October 2016 crash that he was too intoxicated to drive, so his friend James Dupler took the wheel instead, Boone County Sheriff’s officials said.  However, after nearly two years of...
Boy describes Hilton Head shark attack: 'I'm dreaming, wake me up!'

Boy describes Hilton Head shark attack: 'I'm dreaming, wake me up!'

A 10-year-old boy is recovering after a shark bit him over the weekend in the waters of Hilton Head. Jei Turrell was bitten while splashing in waist-deep water along the South Carolina coast, according to the boy's mother. Tonya and Paul Turrell said their son showed nothing but faith and courage despite suffering such a horrific injury. Tonya said Jei was bitten in the right forearm while...
Santa Fe High School Shooting: What to know about Santa Fe Independent School District

Santa Fe High School Shooting: What to know about Santa Fe Independent School District

Police have a suspect in custody after a shooting at a Texas high school. There are reports that at least eight people were killed in the shooting, KHOU reported. Santa Fe High School includes grades 9-12, according to the Santa Fe Independent School District website There are about 5,000 students enrolled in the district and 600 staff members.  The district has a dedicated police force...
Disney brings alcohol to all Magic Kingdom table service restaurants

Disney brings alcohol to all Magic Kingdom table service restaurants

A big change is on tap for park goers at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. For the first time in its 47-year history, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom has alcohol on the menu at all of its sit-down table-service restaurants. The theme park is introducing beer and wine to three sit-down restaurants that previously did not serve alcohol.  >> Read more trending news  In 2012, Magic...
Flames ravage bar, but spare American flag

Flames ravage bar, but spare American flag

Firefighters were called Friday morning to battle an intense fire at a bar in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, that destroyed everything but an American flag, officials said. >> Read more trending news  The fire was reported shortly before 2 a.m. at Chubboy's, formerly Phil's Nite Club, in Dawson. Flames ravaged the building as thick smoke billowed into the air. “It was through the roof...
Wine kegs are real; find out where they’re sold

Wine kegs are real; find out where they’re sold

Boxed wine is so 1960s. Now wine in a keg is a thing, at least in New York City. Bridge Lane Wine out of New York has invented a wine keg for those aficionados who have a large social circle who also love vino. >> Read more trending news  The keg holds about 26 bottles of white merlot, sauvignon blanc, a red blend, chardonnay or rosé, Delish reported. It uses a standard beer...
Kushner tower, drowning in debt, gets lifeline with ties to Qatar

Kushner tower, drowning in debt, gets lifeline with ties to Qatar

The company controlled by the family of White House adviser Jared Kushner is close to receiving a bailout of its troubled flagship building by a company with financial ties to the government of Qatar, according to executives briefed on the deal.  Charles Kushner, head of the Kushner Cos., is in advanced talks with Brookfield Asset Management over a partnership to take control of 666 Fifth Ave...
‘Bigger than Watergate’? Both sides say yes, but for different reasons

‘Bigger than Watergate’? Both sides say yes, but for different reasons

President Donald Trump and his critics actually agree on something. If a column he read in a magazine is correct, he wrote on Twitter on Thursday, “this is bigger than Watergate!”  Never mind that he was thinking of something different than his adversaries when they use the same phrase. Trump was referring to what he deems a deep-state conspiracy to get him. His detractors are referring...
Show starring Avenatti and Scaramucci is being pitched to TV executives

Show starring Avenatti and Scaramucci is being pitched to TV executives

A television show featuring Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who is suing President Donald Trump on behalf of a pornographic film actress, and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was pitched to two cable networks in recent weeks, people briefed on the matter said Thursday.  Prominent television agent Jay Sures discussed with executives at CNN and MSNBC the concept of a program...
Trump joins push by allies to expose an FBI source

Trump joins push by allies to expose an FBI source

President Donald Trump's allies are waging an increasingly aggressive campaign to undercut the Russia investigation by exposing the role of a top-secret FBI source. The effort reached new heights Thursday as Trump alleged that an informant had improperly spied on his 2016 campaign and predicted that the ensuing scandal would be "bigger than Watergate!"  The extraordinary push begun...
Responding to leaks, White House limits number of staff in daily meeting

Responding to leaks, White House limits number of staff in daily meeting

The White House communications office has canceled a large daily morning meeting in response to the leak of a joke about Sen. John McCain being close to death that a staff member made at one of those meetings, two people familiar with the matter confirmed Thursday.  The meeting, which brought together roughly 30 communications staff members from the West Wing, did not take place Thursday or the...
Congressional candidates, not Mueller, could decide Trump’s future

Congressional candidates, not Mueller, could decide Trump’s future

For months, the political world has treated Robert Mueller as the arbiter of President Donald Trump’s fate: Hopeful Democrats have theorized about the damage Mueller’s investigation might inflict. Suspicious Republicans, led by Trump, have cast him as leading a “witch hunt.”  But this week Rudy Giuliani, the president’s lawyer, offered a bracing reminder that Mueller...
Yanny or Laurel? The Trump White House wants to know, too

Yanny or Laurel? The Trump White House wants to know, too

The Laurel vs. Yanny debate, which has sharply divided the American public this week, reached the highest levels of government on Thursday.  In a 45-second video posted on Twitter, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials weighed in.  And like the rest of the country, they were divided.  The debate in question refers to an audio clip that was...
Trump defends ‘animals’ remark, saying it referred to MS-13 gang members

Trump defends ‘animals’ remark, saying it referred to MS-13 gang members

President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his use of the word “animals” to describe dangerous criminals trying to cross into the United States illegally, saying that he had been referring to members of the brutal transnational gang MS-13 when he used language critics called inappropriate.  “I’m referring, and you know I’m referring, to the MS-13 gangs that are...
Florida mother arrested after 3 children found malnourished, covered in bug bites, police say

Florida mother arrested after 3 children found malnourished, covered in bug bites, police say

A Longwood, Florida, mother is facing child neglect charges after police said they found her children living in deplorable conditions, police said. Police were called to Christina Dickinson’s home on West Pine Avenue Wednesday morning in reference to a well-being check, investigators said. Dickinson, 24, answered the door, along with her three children, who were barely clothed, disheveled, malnourished...
Superintendent: Impaired bus driver was 15 times over limit with students on board

Superintendent: Impaired bus driver was 15 times over limit with students on board

An Alabama school bus driver was arrested Friday after a student who suspected the woman was drunk forced her to stop driving and alerted authorities. Vicki Lynn Patrick, 57, of Robertsdale, is charged with driving under the influence and reckless endangerment, according to Baldwin County Jail records. She remained in jail Tuesday morning in lieu of $35,000 bond.  Baldwin County Superintendent...
Cure for the common cold? Scientists say this chemical compound stops virus in its tracks

Cure for the common cold? Scientists say this chemical compound stops virus in its tracks

Researchers have discovered a new chemical compound that appears to "stop the common cold in its tracks." >> Read more trending news  According to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the common cold infects millions of Americans every year and is the main reason for children missing school and adults missing work. The average adult gets two to three colds...
Adorable puppy brought into police station wasn’t a dog at all

Adorable puppy brought into police station wasn’t a dog at all

A kind-hearted resident of Bartlett, Illinois, with a sharp eye, noticed an adorable puppy on the side of a busy road last week and brought it to the village police department. >> Read more trending news  Bartlett police were smitten, as well, which was apparent in a tweet the department sent out. “He was quite the attraction at the PD,” the department said. The only thing &hellip...
WWII bomber Memphis Belle draws thousands at Air Force museum

WWII bomber Memphis Belle draws thousands at Air Force museum

The Memphis Belle, made famous in two Hollywood films, was the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States in 1943. Alison and Chris Hoglan traveled to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, from St. Louis to see a legend reborn Thursday. The mother and son were in a crowd of hundreds who watched a ribbon-cutting to...
Flight attendant sues Alaska Airlines; says she was fired after reporting rape

Flight attendant sues Alaska Airlines; says she was fired after reporting rape

A former Alaska Airlines flight attendant is suing the airline, claiming she was fired after reporting that she was drugged and raped during an overnight stop. In a lawsuit just filed, Ashley Geffre claims she tried to do the right thing but the company fired her in retaliation. She also said a first officer corroborated her story about possibly being drugged but he wasn't fired. “I've...
Police: Woman raped in Seattle car dealership bathroom

Police: Woman raped in Seattle car dealership bathroom

A homeless man was arrested after police said he raped a woman at random at the Carter Volkswagen dealership in Seattle. The suspect, Christopher Edward Teel, 24, is being held in King County Jail.  The victim, in her early 40s, brought her car into the dealership in Ballard for maintenance the morning of Monday, May 14. She walked up a ramp to the bathroom and police said Teel followed her. ...
This is America: Recent episodes of ‘existing while black’ show darker side of racial profiling

This is America: Recent episodes of ‘existing while black’ show darker side of racial profiling

On Ed Garnes’ first day as a doctoral student at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s psychology department, someone handed him a trash can. Another time, a white student demanded to know why he was sitting in a classroom 30 minutes early — even though he’d sat across from her all semester. >> Read more trending news  “That is how privilege works,&rdquo...
U.S. surgeon general helps sick passenger while on board Delta flight

U.S. surgeon general helps sick passenger while on board Delta flight

The U.S. surgeon general helped a fellow passenger who was having a medical emergency on board a Delta Airlines flight.  >> Read more trending news  Dr. Jerome Adams posted on Twitter following the incident: “On my @Delta flight to Jackson, Mississippi (by way of Atlanta), and they asked if there was a Doctor on board to help with a medical emergency- why yes- yes there...
Rapper Mac Miller arrested on charges related to DUI crash, reports say

Rapper Mac Miller arrested on charges related to DUI crash, reports say

Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said rapper Mac Miller was  arrested on DUI charges Thursday morning. Us Weekly reported that, according to Los Angeles Police Department officer Rosario Herrera, the 26-year-old rapper allegedly drove his 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon over a curb, hitting a pole, around 1 a.m. He and two passengers reportedly got out the car and left...
6 baby squirrels rescued after getting tails stuck together in Nebraska

6 baby squirrels rescued after getting tails stuck together in Nebraska

Six baby squirrels were rescued by Nebraska wildlife officials after they got their tails in a knot Monday. The Nebraska Humane Society posted photos of the squirrels on its Facebook page, calling it a “crazy phenomenon.”  >> Read more trending news  Craig Luttman told the Omaha World-Herald he saw the 8-week-old squirrels in a tree outside his home...
Sting and Shaggy announce ‘44/876’ joint tour across North America

Sting and Shaggy announce ‘44/876’ joint tour across North America

The unlikely duo of Sting and Shaggy are taking their collaboration on the road this fall. The pair announced the “44/876 Joint Tour” Thursday. The 19-date tour will start Sept. 15 in Miami and finish Oct. 15 in Los Angeles. >> Read more trending news  According to a news release, Sting and Shaggy plan to play selections from their new album, as well as collaborate on each other&rsquo...
Kids become best of friends during flight, hold hands through airport

Kids become best of friends during flight, hold hands through airport

It started with a flight like any other. Two kids met on a flight to Flint, Michigan from St. Petersburg, Florida. The kids didn’t know each other, but they appeared to be the best of friends in a now-viral photo that was posted last week, WNEM reported. They walked through the airport after the flight hand in hand.  “It’s kids being kids,” Kenya Menzies, Shauntay&rsquo...
Microsoft’s Xbox adaptive controller for gamers with disabilities to be released this year

Microsoft’s Xbox adaptive controller for gamers with disabilities to be released this year

Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller designed for people with disabilities will launch later this year, company officials announced Wednesday.  The device can be used to play Xbox One and Windows 10 PC games. It also supports Xbox wireless controller features, including remapping. When it goes on sale, the adaptive controller will cost $99.99, according to Microsoft ...
Queen Elizabeth: What happens when the queen of England dies?

Queen Elizabeth: What happens when the queen of England dies?

Queen Elizabeth, the longest-ruling monarch in the history of England turned 92 last month. While she has enjoyed excellent health during her life, no one lives forever. A story published in The Guardian last year laid out in detail what will happen when the queen dies. No one interviewed in the story would go on the record with the details, so guarded is the plan. Obviously, there is a plan, one...
Backstreet  Boys release new single ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’

Backstreet  Boys release new single ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’

The Backstreet Boys have released a music video for their new single, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” It’s the group’s first single in five years. >> Read more trending news  The Rich+Tone-directed video for the single features AJ McLean, Howie D., Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell dancing against a lighted back drop. The song features synths and...
Sheriff rescues terrified dog from water; see the rescue and reunion

Sheriff rescues terrified dog from water; see the rescue and reunion

What was at first thought a sea turtle, was actually a small, terrified dog treading water off Okaloosa County, Florida.  Luckily when Marine Unit Sgt. Brian Parkton decided to check out the animal on Friday, he was able to rescue the dog that was looking for its owners, the Miami Herald reported. The entire episode was caught on video and uploaded to YouTube. >> Read more trending...
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