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June 06, 2015
AOC and Michael Moore urge Iowa voters not to 'play it safe' as they stand in for Sanders

AOC and Michael Moore urge Iowa voters not to 'play it safe' as they stand in for Sanders

Two of Bernie Sanders’s highest-profile allies, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, filled in for him on the campaign trail Friday night, speaking to a rally here at the University of Iowa, as the Vermont senator participated in the impeachment...

California patient is 3rd US case of new virus from China

California patient is 3rd US case of new virus from China

A patient in Southern California is the third person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China, health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control confirmed a traveler from the Chinese city of Wuhan — the epicenter of the outbreak — tested positive for the virus,...

Australia confirms fifth coronavirus case from last flight out of Wuhan

Australia confirms fifth coronavirus case from last flight out of Wuhan

Australia confirmed on Monday its fifth case of a new coronavirus, with health officials saying the case involved a 21-year-old woman who was on the last flight out of the Chinese city of Wuhan to Sydney before China imposed a travel ban. The coronavirus, which is believed to have originated in a...

Dutch govt offers first apology for WWII persecution of Jews

Dutch govt offers first apology for WWII persecution of Jews

Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Sunday made the Netherlands' first government apology for the war-time persecution of Jews. "Now the last survivors are still with us, I apologise today in the name of the government for what the authorities did at that time," Rutte said. Only 38,000 of...

A 'messy' winter storm bringing snow and flooding may cause travel delays across Northeast

A 'messy' winter storm bringing snow and flooding may cause travel delays across Northeast

Expect travel delays, heavy rain and possible flooding in the Northeast over the weekend as a slow-moving storm moves east.

'Doorbell Ditch' Prank Led to Crash That Killed 3 Teens, Officials Say

'Doorbell Ditch' Prank Led to Crash That Killed 3 Teens, Officials Say

A man who the authorities contend deliberately crashed his car into another one on a Southern California road last Sunday, killing three of the six teenagers inside, did so because the group had played a so-called doorbell ditch prank on him, prosecutors said this week.The man, Anurag Chandra, 42,...

NASA is hiring someone to help figure out how to get Mars rocks back to Earth — and the position pays at least $182,000

NASA is hiring someone to help figure out how to get Mars rocks back to Earth — and the position pays at least $182,000

The Mars Sample Return mission aims to get pristine rocks from the red planet back to Earth, perhaps by the end of the decade.

Hong Kong, U.S. take steps to curb coronavirus spread

Hong Kong, U.S. take steps to curb coronavirus spread

As experts tell people not to panic about the unfamiliar coronavirus, several governments are taking steps to limit its spread.A second case of the respiratory virus that originated in Wuhan, China, leaving more than 40 people dead and causing quarantines and transit closures throughout China, has...

As defense opens, Trump attorneys accuse Democrats of 'blind drive' to impeachment

As defense opens, Trump attorneys accuse Democrats of 'blind drive' to impeachment

Attorneys for President Trump opened their defense in his Senate impeachment trial Saturday morning by charging that the case presented by House Democrats was full of “bluster and innuendo,” and that “devastating evidence” would lead to the inevitable conclusion that the two articles of impeachment...

What's new in the China virus outbreak

What's new in the China virus outbreak

Almost 2,000 cases of a new viral respiratory illness have been confirmed since an outbreak began last month in the Chinese city of Wuhan. ___ The National Health Commission said the number of confirmed cases in China rose to nearly 2,000 and the death toll, to 56. All had traveled to Wuhan, the...

Public anger grows over coronavirus in Thailand, with eight cases of the illness

Public anger grows over coronavirus in Thailand, with eight cases of the illness

The health minister in Thailand, the country with the most confirmed cases outside China of the new coronavirus, called an emergency meeting on Sunday with the transport and tourism ministries amid rising public discontent over the government's handling of the illness. "We can control...

Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choice

Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choice

His eyes brimming with tears, a Uighur student in Saudi Arabia holds out his Chinese passport -- long past its expiry date and condemning him to an uncertain fate as the kingdom grows closer to Beijing. The Chinese mission in Saudi Arabia stopped renewing passports for the ethnic Muslim minority...

Coronavirus: Five US cases confirmed as officials warn disease could spread to more people

Coronavirus: Five US cases confirmed as officials warn disease could spread to more people

Five people in the United States who recently travelled to China have been diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus.Officials from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) said two new cases were reported on Sunday – one in Los Angeles County, California, and the other in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Sanders Goes After JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in New Ad

Sanders Goes After JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in New Ad

(Bloomberg) -- Bernie Sanders goes after Jamie Dimon in a new campaign ad, labeling the JPMorgan Chase & Co. chief executive officer “the biggest corporate socialist in America today.”The jab continues criticism by the Vermont senator and presidential candidate after Dimon knocked socialism in...

Indiana 4-year-old dies after being accidentally shot while wrestling with his father

Indiana 4-year-old dies after being accidentally shot while wrestling with his father

A 4-year-old boy in Indiana died after he was shot accidentally by a handgun that discharged while he was wrestling around with his father.

Military investigating video of Navy members shot through peephole

Military investigating video of Navy members shot through peephole

The Navy is reportedly investigating videos found on the website Pornhub that it believes show unsuspecting Navy service members through a peephole in a bathroom.

Democrats are having a field day after Trump's lawyers accidentally made the strongest case to call witnesses in his impeachment trial

Democrats are having a field day after Trump's lawyers accidentally made the strongest case to call witnesses in his impeachment trial

Democrats are gloating after the president's lawyers complained that there isn't enough firsthand evidence to impeach him.

Prisoner dies after guards ‘did not stop her being beaten with soap bars’

Prisoner dies after guards ‘did not stop her being beaten with soap bars’

A female prisoner died after guards did not intervene while she was being beaten with a sock filled with bars of soap, it is claimed in a lawsuit filed by the deceased's father.

China virus death toll rises to 56, total cases near 2,000

China virus death toll rises to 56, total cases near 2,000

The death toll from a virus in China has risen to 56 and the number of people infected across the country is nearing 2,000, authorities said Sunday. Fifteen more people have died and at least 688 new cases of the coronavirus have now been confirmed, according to the National Health Commission....

U.S. to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, China - WSJ

U.S. to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, China - WSJ

The plane, with around 230 people, will carry diplomats from the U.S. consulate as well as U.S. citizens and their families, the Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the operation. A spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing said that on Thursday, the State Department had ordered the...

Georgia inmate who came close to execution in 2017 dies

Georgia inmate who came close to execution in 2017 dies

A Georgia death row inmate whose planned execution was halted in September 2017 by the U.S. Supreme Court after his lawyers argued his death sentence was tainted by a juror's racial bias has died, according to the state Department of Corrections. Keith “Bo” Tharpe, 61, died of natural causes...

The Fate of the China-Russia Alliance

The Fate of the China-Russia Alliance

The Moscow-Beijing collaborative relations have already yielded major shifts in the military balance in the Asia-Pacific two times. Will the third time be a global transformation?

At least 53 dead after record-breaking rainfall triggers landslides in Brazil

At least 53 dead after record-breaking rainfall triggers landslides in Brazil

The highest rainfall total in 110 years poured down over Belo Horizonte, a state capital in Brazil, which forced thousands to flee from their homes. Record-breaking flooding rain and landslides have killed at least 53 people in this area.Civil Defense officials told the Associated Press that 2,600...

Seven months detained: seven-year-old is longest-held child migrant in US

Seven months detained: seven-year-old is longest-held child migrant in US

Maddie Hernandez and her father, Emerson, fled crime in Guatemala. After months, her parents says she has changedEmerson Hernandez and his daughter Maddie have withstood hunger and thirst.They’ve been dumped in a threatening border city in Mexico, a foreign country with nowhere to shelter. And, for...

‘House did not do their homework,’ GOP senator says on impeachment

‘House did not do their homework,’ GOP senator says on impeachment

James Lankford said the House didn’t do what it needed to do.

Kobe Bryant crash: Helicopter makers vow to probe deadly incident as safety record comes under scrutiny

Kobe Bryant crash: Helicopter makers vow to probe deadly incident as safety record comes under scrutiny

The manufacturer of the helicopter that crashed killing Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others has vowed to investigate the incident.

Postal worker dies a week after being shot while delivering mail in Mississippi

Postal worker dies a week after being shot while delivering mail in Mississippi

The local community rallied around Ingold by hosting prayer vigils, dressing in purple and placing purple bows along her mail route.

Shunned by the West and China, Zimbabwe Turns to U.A.E.

Shunned by the West and China, Zimbabwe Turns to U.A.E.

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Next Africa newsletter and follow Bloomberg Africa on TwitterSanctioned by the West and spurned by China, Zimbabwe has turned to the United Arab Emirates in its latest bid to find a savior that can arrest the collapse of its economy.Zimbabwe’s government has approached...

U.S. to evacuate consulate staff, some citizens from Wuhan

U.S. to evacuate consulate staff, some citizens from Wuhan

The U.S. State Department said on Sunday it will evacuate personnel from its Wuhan consulate to the United States and will offer a limited number of seats to private U.S. citizens on a flight out of the epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak. The State Department, in an emailed statement,...

India police decommission historic British-era rifles

India police decommission historic British-era rifles

Police in northern India on Sunday bid goodbye to the historic British-era bolt-action rifles after using them for one last salute during the annual Republic Day parade. The Lee-Enfield .303 rifle was the main firearm of British colonial military forces and, despite being designated...

Russia Is Determined to Buy Stealth Fighters, Bombers, Drones and Even a New Aircraft Carrier

Russia Is Determined to Buy Stealth Fighters, Bombers, Drones and Even a New Aircraft Carrier

The Russian armed forces have committed to a wide range of expensive acquisitions programs, in particular new ships and planes. The likely cost strains credulity.

3rd woman accuses Michigan lawmaker of sexual harassment

3rd woman accuses Michigan lawmaker of sexual harassment

A third woman in two weeks has publicly come forward with sexual harassment allegations against a Michigan state legislator, according to a published report Sunday. Melissa Osborn, who works as a regulatory affairs specialist for a trade group, told Crain's Detroit Business that Republican...

Photos show the glory days of Pan Am, a symbol of a bygone era of luxurious air travel before the airline went bust 29 years ago

Photos show the glory days of Pan Am, a symbol of a bygone era of luxurious air travel before the airline went bust 29 years ago

Pan American World Airways was once the world's largest international airline, and is remembered for its glamorous cabins, passengers, and crew.

France withdraws controversial grenade from police use

France withdraws controversial grenade from police use

France will withdraw from use an explosive tear gas grenade used by riot police and blamed for injuring numerous protesters, the interior minister said Sunday, amid growing anger at perceived police brutality. Sanctioned for use by French law enforcement since 2011, the GLI-F4 grenade explodes...

GOP Sen. Mike Braun: 'It'll be interesting to see' how Senate Republicans react to Bolton's bombshell

GOP Sen. Mike Braun: 'It'll be interesting to see' how Senate Republicans react to Bolton's bombshell

Most of the Sunday political talk shows had already aired by the time The New York Times reported that former National Security Adviser John Bolton reveals first-hand information on President Trump linking Ukraine military aid to Kyiv investigating Joe Biden and other Democratic targets in his...

Jeff Bezos’s girlfriend gave Amazon boss’s ‘flirtatious texts’ to brother who leaked to National Enquirer, report claims

Jeff Bezos’s girlfriend gave Amazon boss’s ‘flirtatious texts’ to brother who leaked to National Enquirer, report claims

Text messages allegedly sent by Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos may have been sold to tabloid newspaper the National Enquirer by his girlfriend’s brother, according to sources quoted by The Wall Street Journal.According to the paper, federal prosecutors are examining messages,...

Millions of locusts are swarming in Kenya. These striking photos show just how bad the outbreak is

Millions of locusts are swarming in Kenya. These striking photos show just how bad the outbreak is

Hundreds of millions of locusts are swarming into Kenya from neighboring Somalia and Ethiopia with unprecented size and destructive potential.

U.S. veteran group 'expects' apology from Trump for comment

U.S. veteran group 'expects' apology from Trump for comment

A U.S. war veterans group is "expecting" an apology from President Trump for his comments that downplayed traumatic brain injuries suffered by service members in Iran's recent attack on a base in Iraq, an official said on Friday.

Fifth U.S. Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in Patient Who Traveled From Wuhan, China

Fifth U.S. Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in Patient Who Traveled From Wuhan, China

Several new cases of the deadly coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S., bringing the total infections to five as the situation in China, where the bug originated, grows increasingly dire.Health officials revealed Sunday morning that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed...

Inmate found dead at Mississippi prison

Inmate found dead at Mississippi prison

A Mississippi inmate was found dead in his one-man cell, the corrections department said Sunday, the latest fatality in the state's troubled prison system. Joshua Norman, 26, was found hanging in his cell at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, according to a news release from the...

Washington State's Department of Transportation Tweets That It Maybe, Just Maybe, Found Bigfoot. 'We Will Leave That Up to You'

Washington State's Department of Transportation Tweets That It Maybe, Just Maybe, Found Bigfoot. 'We Will Leave That Up to You'

A Sasquatch might be wandering near Sherman Pass. Well, at least according to the Washington State Department of Transportation's Twitter account

In Peru, 'they teach you to be ashamed,' indigenous trans candidate says

In Peru, 'they teach you to be ashamed,' indigenous trans candidate says

The first indigenous transgender candidate to run for parliament in Peru says it's time to end the culture of machismo in the South American country. "I suffered, in my own flesh, the consequences of inequality, discrimination, violence and corruption," Gahela Cari, 27, said in an...

U.S. candidate Bloomberg vows to back Israel, takes dig at Sanders

U.S. candidate Bloomberg vows to back Israel, takes dig at Sanders

The joke, made during a speech on anti-Semitism and foreign policy, referred to collectivist farms in Israel and was an apparent dig at fellow Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Bloomberg and Sanders, who are both Jewish, are vying for the Democratic nomination to take on Republican President...

Man dresses up skeleton to drive in car-sharing lane

Man dresses up skeleton to drive in car-sharing lane

A man has tried to disguise a toy skeleton as a passenger in a bid to drive along a car-sharing lane, according to authorities.The Arizona Department of Public Safety shared an image of a skeletal dummy wearing a bucket hat while strapped into a passenger seat.

A blogger took Amtrak across the country from San Francisco to New York and recorded the whole trip on TikTok

A blogger took Amtrak across the country from San Francisco to New York and recorded the whole trip on TikTok

The trip was divided up into two legs: a three day trip from California to Chicago, and then another day to New York City.

The 5 best and 5 worst airports in the US, ranked by food options

The 5 best and 5 worst airports in the US, ranked by food options

Travel site Wanderu looked at 50 of the busiest airports in the US and based its findings on how many eateries a place has and how well they're rated.

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