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Lawrence: Session Will Be a Witness Against Trump

In an astonishing interview with the New York Times, Trump said if knew Sessions would recuse himself in the Russia probe, he'd have picked a different Attorney General.

Al Gore: There's Still Time To Solve Climate Change Crisis

Vice President Al Gore thinks there's still time to stop some of the catastrophes climate change might cause.

Elon Musk reveals what his tunnel under LA has to do with Mars

There's been a significant amount of mystery and speculation around Elon Musk's Boring Company—his effort to bore tunnels under LA to bypass traffic—and its possible connection to SpaceX.  On Wednesday, Musk removed some of that mystery. SEE ALSO: What mysterious plan does Elon Musk have for ...

Sold by IS in Raqa, Yazidi female fighters back for revenge

She was trafficked into Raqa as a sex slave by the Islamic State group but managed to escape. Now Yazidi fighter Heza is back to avenge the horrors she and thousands of others suffered. "When I started fighting, I lifted some of the worries from my heart," she says, surrounded by fellow Yazidi ...

22 Outrageous Poke Cakes

Millions heed anti-Maduro shutdown in Venezuela

By Andrew Cawthorne and Girish Gupta CARACAS - Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear will consolidate dictatorship in the OPEC country. From ...

Brothers, 5 and 2, crash mom's car on way to see grandfather

RED HOUSE, W.Va. — Authorities in West Virginia say a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old who wanted to visit their grandfather took their mother's car for a 3-mile ride on a curvy, winding road before crashing it and escaping unharmed.

Royal Navy scrambles to shadow Chinese warships in English Channel as they head to Baltics for first war games with Russia 

The Royal Navy scrambled a warship to shadow a Chinese flotilla as it steamed through the English Channel en route to meet Russian vessels for manoeuvres in the Baltic Sea. The trio of Chinese warships passed through the Strait of Dover under the watch of the HMS Richmond, a Type 23 frigate, at ...

Mother Gives Birth in Restaurant Bathroom, Grandma Helps Stash Baby in Trash: Cops

A mother and daughter have been charged in the death of a newborn.

Iran's president threatens response to new US sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Tehran would "respond appropriately" to new US sanctions but that Iran remained committed to its nuclear deal with world powers. "The Islamic Republic of Iran will always stick to its international commitments," Rouhani said in a televised cabinet ...

Charlie Gard doctors remain 'unconvinced' after flying visit by US neurosurgeon who said he could treat him

The British doctors caring for Charlie Gard are understood to remain unconvinced by an American neurosurgeon who claimed he could treat the little boy. Great Ormond Street Hospital staff spent five and half hours on Tuesday locked in discussions with Dr Michio Hirano, a US specialist who flew back ...

Tomb Of King Tutankhamun's Wife's Likely Discovered, Archaeologists Say

Archaeologists say that the tomb of King Tutankhamun's wife, Ankhesenamun, is likely to have been finally discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.

South Korea probes N. Korean celebrity who 'returned home'

South Korea is investigating the case of a North Korean defector who became a celebrity refugee in Seoul, but recently appeared on Pyongyang television to claim she had returned home from the "hell" of the capitalist South. Lim Ji-Hyun, a female defector in her 20s, arrived in Seoul in 2014 and soon ...

Officials: Australian woman shot after cops heard loud sound

MINNEAPOLIS — An Australian woman who called 911 to report a possible assault was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer after the officer's partner was startled by a loud sound near their squad car, the partner told investigators Tuesday.

All You Need To Know About USS Gerald Ford

The supercarrier is set to be commissioned by President Donald Trump on July 22, 2017.

William, Kate take Brexit 'charm offensive' to Germany

Prince William and his wife Kate began Wednesday a three-day visit to Germany billed as a "charm offensive" by local media as Britain begins thorny Brexit talks in earnest. Under brilliant summer sunshine, William, who is second in line to the British throne, and Kate touched down in Berlin from ...

US senator criticizes Pruitt in Oklahoma ethics probe

OKLAHOMA CITY — A Democratic member of the U.S. Senate committee that conducted confirmation hearings for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a letter Tuesday that Oklahoma's former attorney general presented 'inconsistent and contradictory statements' to the panel.

India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panels

India has added solar panels to the roof of a train in a national first as it tries to reduce its massive carbon footprint and modernise its vast colonial-era rail network. The lighting, fans and information displays inside the train -- once powered by diesel -- will run off the sun's energy after ...

Minneapolis police officer has yet to talk to investigators

MINNEAPOLIS — Four days after a Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape, the officer has yet to talk with investigators, and his attorney has given no indication he ever will.

What Congressional Republicans Really Think About Trump and Russia

With each new revelation in the ongoing Trump-Russia saga, the same question inevitably gets asked: Will this be the moment Republicans in Congress finally turn on the president?

Man And Dog Attacked By Bobcat In Arizona

The attack was captured in a video that was posted on Facebook by Jason Garrido, who witnessed the incident Sunday.

Sorry, Jurassic Park fans: New research says the T. rex actually couldn't run

It turns out those Tyrannosaurus Rex chase scenes in Jurassic Park may not be so realistic after all.  We hate to break it to you but: the famed dinosaur couldn't run, according to new research from Manchester University. In other words, everything you thought you knew about the T. rex chasing down ...

Russia says ready to retaliate after U.S. talks end without deal

Russia said on Tuesday that it reserved the right to retaliate against the United States after a meeting in Washington ended without an agreement to return Russian diplomatic property the U.S. had seized.

Swiss couple found on glacier 75 years after disappearance

A Swiss couple that disappeared in the Alps 75 years ago has been found preserved in a receding glacier, ending decades of uncertainty for their family, relatives and media said Tuesday. The bodies were found lying near each other in the Diablerets massif in southern Switzerland on Thursday, along ...

Officer: Partner fired fatal shot moments after loud sound

MINNEAPOLIS — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon.

Minneapolis officer who allegedly shot Justine Damond offers condolences

Mohamed Noor confirmed to the Guardian as Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot unarmed Australian woman Justine Damond on Saturday. The officer implicated in the fatal police shooting of Australian national Justine Damond in Minneapolis has issued a statement extending his condolences to her ...

Boy, 10, Who Died After Trip to Neighborhood Pool Had Fentanyl in His System

Alton Banks started vomiting at his Overtown home after a trip to the neighborhood pool on June 23. He died that night.

8th person in Trump Jr. meeting identified as Ike Kaveladze

Ike Kaveladze's attorney confirmed that his client was the eighth person at the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Kaveladze, who believed he was attending the meeting as a translator, is senior vice president at Crocus Group, the real estate ...

Russia earthquake: Magnitude 7.8 quake off far east coastline triggers US tsunami warning

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula triggered a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific. The quake struck some 125 miles from the city of Nikolskoye on Bering Island off the Kamchatka Peninsula. The epicentre was west of Attu, the westernmost and ...

America's Not First. It's Third.

The United States slips behind France and the U.K. in this year's soft-power ranking.

Iran says it has received 'contradictory signals' from Trump

NEW YORK — Iran's foreign minister said the government has received 'contradictory signals' from the Trump administration and doesn't know how to interpret them, but he held open the possibility of talks and improved relations with the United States.

Tourists train at Israeli 'counter-terrorism boot camp'

Taking in the scene of a simulated fruit market in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, a group of tourists ponders whether a poster-size figure of an Arab man holding a cellphone is a threat and should be shot. It is part of a counter-terrorism boot camp' organized by Caliber 3, a ...

Australian woman 'shot and killed by police after she called 911 to report assault'

An Australian woman was shot and killed by a police officer in the US after she called 911 to report an assault near her home, family members have said. Justine Ruszczyk, also known as Justine Damond, 40, had already taken the last name of Don Damond, the man she had plans to marry next month. ...

Relatives demand answers in fatal Minnesota police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS — Relatives and neighbors of an Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police over the weekend demanded answers Monday about the mysterious shooting in which the meditation teacher was reportedly killed by an officer who fired from the passenger seat of a squad car as the woman ...

Family Wants Answers After Woman's Mysterious Death At Mexico Resort

'Someone needs to be held responsible for this.'

Teenage Isil bride from Germany captured in Mosul

A 16-year-old German Islamic State bride, who reportedly joined the jihadist group after being radicalised online, has been captured by Iraqi forces in the ruins of Mosul.  Linda Wenzel, from the small town of Pulsnitz, near Dresden, was discovered by troops with a group of 20 other suspected ...

Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly: a Preview

On this Sunday's show, Silicon Valley women speak out for first time on television on sexual assault in the industry, Katy Tur goes inside the Trump-Russia Story and Kate Snow brings you the inspirational story of ballerina Michaela DePrince.

US-China citizen given 10 years for espionage in Iran: media

A Chinese American accused of "infiltration" in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, local media reported on Sunday. The man was identified as Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old researcher at Princeton University, according to Mizanonline, the official news agency of Iran's judiciary. Wang, who was ...

2 killed, 9 hurt in cleaver attack at Chinese Walmart store

BEIJING — Two people were hacked to death and another nine injured by a man wielding a meat cleaver inside a Walmart store in China's southern manufacturing hub of Shenzhen, police in the city's Bao'an district said Monday.

Islamic leaders boycott Jerusalem site over metal detectors

JERUSALEM — Islamic leaders called on Muslims on Monday to boycott a Jerusalem holy site at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a gesture of protest after Israel set up metal detectors at the site's entrance gates following a deadly Arab attack there last week.

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Peru: USGS

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck just off Peru's southern coast Monday, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage. It occurred some 220 kilometers west of Arequipa, Peru's second most populous city. "The tremor has been very strong here in Caraveli," Mayor ...

Teen charged in London acid attacks as UK plans crackdown

LONDON — British police have charged a teenager with a spate of London acid attacks, as authorities considered whether tougher sentences would curb a spike in assaults with corrosive liquids.

Senate delays healthcare vote as McCain recovers from surgery

By David Morgan WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate will delay its consideration of healthcare legislation while Arizona Republican Senator John McCain recuperates from surgery, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday. McCain's absence cast doubt on whether the Senate would be able to ...

No, a fart didn't cause an American Airlines flight to evacuate all its passengers

In today's 'Not The Onion' news, an American Airlines flight supposedly had to evacuate all its passengers after a person 'passed gas,' causing violent episodes of nausea and headaches.  Except that this isn't true. SEE ALSO: Sorry everyone, but that shocking Amelia Earhart photo has been debunked ...

Fate of Chinese dissident's widow worries friends

Friends of the late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo worried about the fate of his widow on Sunday, with no signs that authorities have freed her after the dissident's sea burial. Close friends lost touch with the poet Liu Xia after her husband died on Thursday of liver cancer aged 61 while he was in ...

See the New Trillion-Ton Antarctic Iceberg in Image from Space

This baby's a behemoth: At approximately 2,200 square miles , the iceberg represents about 10 percent of the Larsen C ice shelf, which it was a part of until it broke off this week. The 'berg is slightly bigger than Delaware in area and similarly proportioned: While the Blue Hen State is 96 miles ...

Leak: This is what the Pixel 2 XL might look like

Google will launch two Pixel models this year, according to multiple independent reports, including one that's going to look like the original Pixel and one that will embrace the full-screen design that's in fashion this year. HTC will reportedly make the Pixel 2 based on the iPhone-like Pixel ...

A Woman Is Suing Disneyland After Getting Seriously Burned At A Restaurant

This dessert should probably be taken off the menu.

'Where's the fire?': Donald Trump plays in a fire truck as White House defends president's imported products

Donald Trump enjoyed playing in a fire truck outside the White House on Monday as he kicked off a week showcasing products that were made in America.   Four months after he revelled in sitting behind the steering wheel of an 18-wheeler truck when he welcomed truckers, the President showed again ...

The Latest: Mother of teen in alleged massacre seeks justice

MINEOLA, N.Y. — The Latest on the arrests of suspects in the suspected MS-13 gang killings of four young men on Long Island. :