World

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the investigation into Russia's election interference has "destroyed" and "devastated" lives as he continued his assault on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. On Sunday, Giuliani once again said he won't allow Trump to take part in a sit-down that could be a "trap for perjury", but provided mixed signals as to whether or not Trump will ultimately participate in an interview with Mueller.
  • Fissure 7 reactivates, several lava flows now entering ocean

    World

    The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano we have all been watching for the past few weeks now covers more than 3,200 acres, or 3.7 square miles of land. At least 90 earthquakes of multiple intensities were recorded at the volcano summit over six hours on Saturday, tweeted the US Geological Survey.
  • Beaten Woman Rescued After Slipping Note To Veterinary Staff For Help

    Beaten Woman Rescued After Slipping Note To Veterinary Staff For Help

    World

    Deputies say the woman - who the Orlando Sentinel is not identifying - was beaten and threatened by 39-year-old Jeremy Floyd . Floyd was detained at DeLand Animal Hospital and charged with false imprisonment, battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to records from the Volusia County Correctional Facility .
  • Trump blasts Comey, Clapper, McCabe over 'SPYGATE'

    Trump blasts Comey, Clapper, McCabe over 'SPYGATE'

    World

    Comey avoided answering questions about the ongoing Mueller probe and his own role in the earlier version of the investigation , but he scoffed at Trump's accusation this week that the FBI had planted a spy inside his 2016 campaign . Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, wants an investigation into how the name of a confidential intelligence source appeared in the press.
  • U.S. warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing

    U.S. warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing

    World

    The sailing moves come days after United States withdrew an invitation to China to attend a major US-hosted naval drill. China is one of the main parties to claim ownership of certain islands in the South China Sea. China's military, he said, would be "firm and unwavering in its determination to strengthen sea and air operational preparedness construction" on the islands.
  • Flash flood surges through Maryland community

    Flash flood surges through Maryland community

    World

    Howard County Fire and EMS say swift water rescue teams from all over the region are converging on Main Street. They said "hundreds of rescuers" are swarming to the area. They're saying rescuers will come to help. " Ellicott City Strong" events, promoting shopping and dining at the small businesses in the district, were well attended, including by Gov.
  • Massive fire rips through Europe’s 2nd largest theme park (PHOTO, VIDEO)

    Massive fire rips through Europe’s 2nd largest theme park (PHOTO, VIDEO)

    World

    The fire started early on Saturday evening in a storage building, and then moved to engulf and destroy the Pirates of Batavia boat ride. Visitors captured the conflagration and posted images to social media. "Please accept our honest apologies if some park operations don't run as smoothly as usually", the park said in a statement following the fire. But today Europa-park was open for business, despite large sections of the Dutch and Scandinavian-themed areas still closed because of fire ...
  • Dramatic video as flash flood strikes Ellicott City in Maryland

    World

    Authorities urged residents to seek higher ground immediately and people were being warned to avoid downtown Ellicott City . There was no immediate report of any injuries. "Strong storms bringing heavy rain & potential for flash floods are now moving across central Maryland". In the meantime, homes were protected wish sandbags, stone walls and raised foundations.
  • North Korea's Kim hopes Trump summit will 'end history of confrontation'

    North Korea's Kim hopes Trump summit will 'end history of confrontation'

    World

    Mr. Trump announced last week he was ending them over North Korean hostilities but now says negotiations have picked back up and he spoke Sunday as if the summit was a "go". The meeting would be the culmination of diplomatic efforts that began this year to try to defuse what had threatened to become a military confrontation between the nuclear-armed communist North and the South and its United States ally.
  • Trump denies ‘disagreement’ within admin about ‘how to deal with North Korea’

    Trump denies ‘disagreement’ within admin about ‘how to deal with North Korea’

    World

    After meeting with Trump in Washington on Thursday, the South Korean president returned home and held a surprise in-person meeting with Kim on Saturday in the demilitarized zone. Moon said on Sunday that the North's disarmament could be still be a hard process even if Pyongyang, Washington and Seoul don't differ over what "complete denuclearisation" of the peninsula means.
  • Giuseppe Conte gives up becoming Prime Minister: Italian presidency

    Giuseppe Conte gives up becoming Prime Minister: Italian presidency

    World

    Italy's Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte gave up on efforts to form a government on Sunday after the president apparently rejected his pick for the economy ministry, increasing the likelihood of another election this year. The previous parliamentary election, held March 4, failed to produce a party with enough support to govern singlehandedly. The economy ministry "always constitutes an immediate message of trust or alarm" for financial markets, Mattarella said, adding that he had ...
  • GOOD GUY WITH A GUN: Armed Civilian KILLS Gunman in Oklahoma Shooting

    GOOD GUY WITH A GUN: Armed Civilian KILLS Gunman in Oklahoma Shooting

    World

    All three are recovering and listed in good condition. The shooter's motives remained unknown, and his identity had not been released. Benton said the shooter appeared to be acting strangely when he spotted him. "I apologize. I am not doing well". As an armed security guard, Tilghman was licensed to carry a firearm. On Friday, Mr Mathews praised the two citizens who shot Tilghman outside the restaurant.
  • Patrick crashes in final Indy 500 start

    Patrick crashes in final Indy 500 start

    World

    Will Power won the 102nd running of the race . But she said this week that she didn't have any regrets about her career . Many fans were thrilled by Power's win, particularly those in his native home of Australia. She smiled, turned and waved. Ed Carpenter still leads. She was evaluated at the care center and released. The television broadcast got piped over loudspeakers as she was trying to talk.
  • Militant shelling kills 4 Russian soldiers in Syria

    World

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, said IS fighters launched two new attacks in Deir el-Zour on Saturday near the town of Mayadeen and the town of Boukamal near the Iraqi border. Three more were wounded in the attack, the Ministry said. In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a "significant part" of Moscow's military presence in Syria to begin withdrawing from the country, saying their objective had been achieved.
  • Trump says spy infiltrated his campaign; lawyer casts doubt

    Trump says spy infiltrated his campaign; lawyer casts doubt

    World

    Matt Zapotosky covers the Justice Department for The Washington Post's national security team. But with five guilty pleas and 17 indictments, special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in our presidential election has a growing number of witches.
  • U.S. urges Russian Federation to 'acknowledge role' in downing of airliner over Ukraine

    U.S. urges Russian Federation to 'acknowledge role' in downing of airliner over Ukraine

    World

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has responded to the accusations made by the investigation team saying, "To acknowledge what is written there [in the Dutch report] we need to fully participate in the investigation". An worldwide team of investigators says that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 almost four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit.
  • Family of Santa Fe school shooting victim sues suspect's parents

    Family of Santa Fe school shooting victim sues suspect's parents

    World

    It is happening everywhere", she said , adding she sat next to the suspected gunman in a class and asked the governor for more security officers on campus and for trained teachers to be armed. Abbott hasn't said when or what he'll recommend to address those issues, but said Thursday that "we are going to do more than just talk, we are going to act".
  • Two Killed as Israeli Army Shells Hamas Target in Gaza

    Two Killed as Israeli Army Shells Hamas Target in Gaza

    World

    A third person, 25-year-old Naseem Marwan al-Amour, succumbed later to his wounds. Amnesty International has called the situation in Gaza " another horrific example of the Israeli military using excessive force and live ammunition in a totally deplorable way ".
  • North Korea's Kim commits to meeting Trump, denuclearization, South Korea says

    North Korea's Kim commits to meeting Trump, denuclearization, South Korea says

    World

    Kim Jong Un agreed to hold talks with the U.S.to pave the way for a summit with Donald Trump and reiterated a pledge to work for "complete denuclearization", according to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Kim and Trump's initial decision to meet followed months of war threats and insults between the leaders over the program. "That hasn't changed ", the USA leader said.
  • Israeli TV airs apparently leaked photo of F-35 flying over Beirut

    Israeli TV airs apparently leaked photo of F-35 flying over Beirut

    World

    Moreover, the F-35 appears to be flying off Lebanon, accompanied by another aircraft (the photo ship), possibly another F-35 or a completely different type - even a G550 like those that continuously fly off Lebanon and Syria and are trackable by means of their Mode-S transponders.
  • Trump administration reaches deal to lift ZTE ban

    Trump administration reaches deal to lift ZTE ban

    World

    In a tweet Friday evening, Trump confirmed a deal that his administration had outlined for members of Congress, according to two people familiar with the matter. It is a great deal... for #ZTE & China. The Chinese company depends on these components to make its products, and the ban, imposed earlier this month , threatened to put ZTE out of business.
  • White House wants briefing on classified info, Giuliani says

    White House wants briefing on classified info, Giuliani says

    World

    It's a waste of $20 million of the taxpayers' money. A congressional source familiar with the meeting said that while present, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a staunch Trump defender, did not speak at all, and that other Republicans present did not aggressively push or defend Trump's spying allegations.
  • Abe backs Trump's cancellation of U.S.-N. Korea summit

    World

    The US President said they are still considering 12 June in Singapore for the summit with Kim Jong Un . Trump told reporters on Saturday night that meetings were taking place "as we speak" in an unidentified location to push ahead with the summit, which he abruptly canceled last week due to "open hostility" from North Korea .
  • Irish antiabortion campaign promises to 'regroup' as ban is overturned

    Irish antiabortion campaign promises to 'regroup' as ban is overturned

    World

    Anthony List, in a May 26 press release. "What we've seen is the culmination of a quiet revolution that's been taking place in Ireland over the past 20 years". Reform in Ireland also raised the prospect that women in Northern Ireland, where abortion is still illegal, may start travelling south of the border.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the U.S. Gulf

    Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the U.S. Gulf

    World

    The trend for the past 12 hours or so is to take the storm east of Southeast Louisiana. Alberto was still struggling on Saturday, according to the hurricane center. The flood watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Monday. But Alberto is moving north through the Gulf with "a slow and erratic" path, and the forecast could change significantly.
  • China trade deal 'too hard'

    China trade deal 'too hard'

    World

    Mnuchin told " Fox News Sunday " that the USA and China had made "meaningful progress" and that the administration had agreed to put off proposed tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese products. The statement also was silent on whether the talks had made progress in easing the trade standoff between the world's two biggest economies. It mentioned the importance of intellectual property protection and said the two sides would work to achieve a "level playing field in trade".
  • Baby dies after being left in hot truck at East Nashville home

    Baby dies after being left in hot truck at East Nashville home

    World

    The toddler was left in a auto seat all day in a pickup truck at the family's home on Virginia Avenue. A 1-year-old girl has died after her adoptive father left her inside a hot pick-up truck in Nashville. Both Jenny and Matt Barker "have been fully cooperative" with the ongoing investigation, police said, adding, that "no charges are being placed at present".
  • Family grateful for Utah man's 'miracle' Venezuela release

    Family grateful for Utah man's 'miracle' Venezuela release

    World

    The Maduro government has yet to comment on the reasons for the release. Josh Holt, the man with ties to Pocatello, and his wife Thamy has been released from a Venezuelan jail. Venezuela's communications minister, Jorge Rodriguez, said their release was a goodwill gesture that followed months of dialogue between the Maduro government and USA lawmakers.
  • Utah Man Jailed In Venezuela Freed After Two Years

    Utah Man Jailed In Venezuela Freed After Two Years

    World

    Holt was married to a Venezuelan woman who also was arrested when she came to visit him in prison. The U.S. government at first avoided ratcheting up public pressure on Venezuela amid already strained relations between the two countries, but eventually raised Holt's case to the highest levels of the Venezuela government.
  • Korea summit after all? Trump says ‘everybody plays games’

    Korea summit after all? Trump says ‘everybody plays games’

    World

    All three leaders have considerable political capital on the line, with Trump having lauded his deal-making prowess, Kim being pounded by sanctions, and Moon making calmer relations with the North a hallmark aim of his presidency. the Chinese were not the cause of the cancellation". Aside from the backlash Mr Trump has received for withdrawing his support for the summit, the US President is also getting mocked for his grammar skills.
  • Investigators in MH17 crash to make public appeal

    Investigators in MH17 crash to make public appeal

    World

    Those killed when the missile hit MH17 at 33,000 feet, raining bodies and debris onto the farm fields below, were mostly Dutch but also of 17 other nationalities including British, Australian, Malaysian and Indonesian. Australia's Foreign Affairs also said the country would pursue justice for the victims of the crash. "We are discussing these findings with our partners and considering our options", she said in a statement.
  • United Kingdom slams Russian pranksters over Boris Johnson call

    United Kingdom slams Russian pranksters over Boris Johnson call

    World

    Johnson talked worldwide relations and rude poetry with a hoax caller who pretended to be the Armenian prime minister in an embarrassing new gaffe for one of Britain's most prominent politicians. The BBC's Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg reported Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan's private office gave the callers the number for the Foreign Secretary on his recommendation.
  • Graham Says Trump 'Probably' Shouldn't Use 'Spygate' to Describe FBI Informant

    World

    President Donald Trump responded to James Comey's claim that he and the Republican Party are doing "lasting damage" to the United States with their attacks on the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But he said, "I look forward to the prompt completion of the Intelligence Committee's oversight work in this area now that they are getting the cooperation necessary.
  • Hero Noblesville science teacher shot while tackling student shooter to ground

    Hero Noblesville science teacher shot while tackling student shooter to ground

    World

    Seaman played for Southern Illinois from 2007 to 2010 as a defensive end, notching 88 tackles and eight sacks with two forced fumbles in 47 games for the Salukis. Students said a 13-year-old girl was hit. He said science teacher, 29-year-old Jason Seaman, likely averted a catastrophe. We have provided counseling support for West teachers this afternoon and have more counseling planned for this weekend.
  • Utah Missionary Set to Be Freed from Venezuela Detention

    Utah Missionary Set to Be Freed from Venezuela Detention

    World

    Their trial was set to begin this month after repeated delays that led the Trump administration to question the motives for his detention, although until Trump's tweet today, the US had stopped short of publicly calling Holt a "hostage". Holt asked for help via an audio recording. In one video, he said: "I've been begging my government for two years. They say they're doing things but I'm still here".
  • American Citizen Held in Venezuela Released, Trump Announces

    World

    While neither side has released an official statement , reports said the visit was an attempt by Corker to negotiate for the release of Joshua Holt . The newlyweds were awaiting visas when Venezuelan police raided their apartment and arrested them on charges of terrorism, espionage and illegal possession of weapons.
  • Putin says he will step down in 2024 as constitution requires

    Putin says he will step down in 2024 as constitution requires

    World

    France is at odds with the Kremlin over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine four years ago, and allegations that Moscow meddled in a French presidential election in support of one of Macron's opponents. "This is unacceptable and it has to end", he said . Macron, who had travelled to Washington in an unsuccessful bid to persuade Trump to keep faith with the Iran deal, did not explicitly criticise the USA leader.
  • Bomb explodes at Indian restaurant in Canada, injures 15

    Bomb explodes at Indian restaurant in Canada, injures 15

    World

    Meanwhile, Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said she was in touch with the country's representatives in Canada following the attack on an Indian restaurant, promising "our missions will work round the clock". I don't think it was an explosion that was rocking anything, " he said. "Whoever has committed this heinous act needs to answer for their crimes and be brought to justice".