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Man who raised price of AIDS drug by 5,000% to face charges that he cheated investors


'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli smirks through 2016 hearing

Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli made waves by smirking his way through a Congressional hearing on drug prices. CNN's Clare Sebastian reports.


Life-saving drugs are getting more expensive

The price of prescription drugs keeps rising, sparking consumer and political outrage.


Drugmaker fined $100M for hiking price 85,000%


Trump vows to bring drug prices 'way down'


White House banned cameras, so CNN sent a sketch artist


Hillary Clinton: GOP is 'death party' if health care bill passes

Hillary Clinton has a new name for the Republican Party if Congress manages to pass the Senate health care bill: "death party."


White House responds to investigators by citing Trump's tweets

The White House is letting President Donald Trump's tweet Thursday -- asserting that he had not taped former FBI Director James Comey -- stand as the President's official statement.


Is Mexico the world's second most dangerous country, as Trump says? That depends

President Donald Trump rankled Mexico again, this time calling it the second deadliest country in the world.


Saudis foil attack on Islam's holiest site

Saudi security forces on Friday prevented an imminent attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the country's Interior Ministry said on state-run TV.


Qatar given stern list of 13 demands by Arab nations

Four Arab states that have boycotted Qatar have handed the country a list of 13 demands, including some likely to infuriate Doha and exacerbate the region's worst crisis in decades.


SeaWorld subject of federal probes related to CNN's 'Blackfish' documentary


Cosby's plan for town halls ripped

Bill Cosby's spokespeople said he will deliver educational talks teaching young people how to behave to avoid sexual assault allegations, leading to harsh criticism from a number of victims' advocacy groups.


Why police are rarely convicted

Police-involved shootings and controversy over use of deadly force against people of color has returned to the spotlight through a new round of trials.


5th GOP senator balks on health bill

Sen. Dean Heller Friday became the latest Senate Republican to say he opposes the current GOP health care bill.


Conway: Medicaid cut isn't a cut

Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to President Trump, discusses the GOP's Senate health care bill that proposes a large cut to Medicaid despite Trump's campaign promise to not cut Medicaid.


100 feared trapped in China landslide

A landslide in southwest China's Sichuan province buried more than 40 houses, the Chinese state-run broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) reported Saturday.


Silicon Valley rocked by sexual harassment claims - again


Analysis: No one's laughing at Johnny Depp's assassination joke

Actor Johnny Depp on Thursday became the latest US celebrity to invite controversy by making a thinly veiled allusion to the killing of President Donald Trump, asking the crowd at the Glastonbury arts festival in England, "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"


WaPo: Putin directed election hacks

The Washington Post reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed the hacking of DNC emails to help elect President Trump.


VA faking wait times, GAO reports

As President Trump is expected to sign a VA accountability bill, CNN's Drew Griffin reports that problems persist at the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Prosecutors ask to reinstate Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

Bristol County prosecutors officially asked to reinstate Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction on Friday, arguing in court documents that the former NFL player's suicide should not lead to dismissal of the guilty verdict.


California adds 4 states to travel ban for laws it says discriminate against LGBTQ

California has issued a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says have laws discriminating against LGBTQ people.


Everything must go! Store closings tripled this year


Aides won't say if Trump is golfing, but video says it all

If a president golfs in private -- and the White House refuses to comment -- did it ever really happen?


Rodman talks about Warmbier release

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman spoke with ABC News about his role in the release of American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months.


School's summer reading list stirs attention

Nothing spices up a good list of school-assigned summer reads like a dose of political controversy.


Gloria Allred to Don Lemon: Don't talk over me

During a discussion with CNN host Don Lemon, attorney Gloria Allred accused the anchor of talking over her.


Girl posts video on being bullied at school

It's a scene sure to break your heart: A 9-year-old girl sits facing the camera, silently flipping through cue cards saying she's been bullied at school.


US releases dramatic photos of 'unsafe' Russian jet intercept

US European Command released dramatic photos that show the moment a Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within five feet of a US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea -- an encounter US officials assessed to be "unsafe."


Russian fighter jet flies 5 feet from US plane

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within 5 feet of a US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea area, according to a US official.


Tornado hits USAF 'doomsday' planes

Ten US Air Force planes, including two E-4B "doomsday" aircraft, were damaged when a tornado hit near Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska last week, the service told CNN on Friday.


2 injured when Air Force Thunderbird flips on landing

An F-16D used by the famous Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team on Friday ran off the runway and overturned while preparing for an Ohio air show, sending two airmen to the hospital.


NATO jet intercepts Russian minister's plane

A Polish NATO F-16 fighter jet tried to intercept the plane of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in the Baltic Sea Wednesday, according to Russian state media.


Gatsby's rescue from dog meat farm changed my life

I was on assignment in Manchester, New Hampshire covering politics, but I had puppies on my mind. My husband and I were in the market for a golden retriever, and I had reached out to a handful of rescue organizations to adopt one. Then one day in February 2016, as I was working on a script, a text message came through.


Once-conjoined twins' new life apart

Nicole McDonald eases her silver minivan across Bear Mountain Bridge and hooks a right onto the steep two-lane highway.


The week in 24 photos

Take a look at 23 photos of the week from June 16 through June 22.


Road rage incident caught on camera

A road rage wreck caught on camera shows an altercation with a motorcycle and a car that resulted in a SUV flipping on the highway.


The best gadgets for your next trip


Must-have gadgets for business travelers


Coolest hotel bars when you're on the road


Which Visa, MasterCard, Amex is right for you?


Lounges that strive to provide comfort


Senate bill abandons tens of millions of Americans


Priyanka Chopra: This is how you fight rape stigma


Begala: 'Dump Pelosi' plays right into GOP's hands


Behind Trump's 'poor person' comment

When he ran for president, one of the many things that made Donald Trump stand apart from other politicians was the way he turned the implied into the literal.


America is no longer the world's bubble wrap

It's been a blistering week in London, with little shade from the sun or the news.


Crush your debt by refinancing to a 15 year fixed loan


5 coping tips for adult asthma


 

China landslide leaves 100 missing in Sichuan

A rescue operation is under way after about 40 homes were destroyed in Sichuan province.


Many London flats evacuated over cladding

Nine days after the Grenfell Tower fire, more than 700 flats in Camden, north London, are evacuated due to concerns over cladding, gas pipes, and fire doors.


Venezuelan dad makes plea to president

David Vallenilla's son was shot dead by military police during a protest earlier in the week.


Radiohead mesmerise fans at Glastonbury with a wayward, but compelling, set

The band were absorbing, challenging and just a little bit political on the Pyramid Stage.


'I saw Warmbier seized at NK airport'

The British roommate of Otto Warmbier saw his American friend being arrested - he never saw him again.


New Zealand to take on British and Irish Lions

Team news, analysis, comment, stats and social media for the British and Irish Lions' first Test against New Zealand on Saturday.


White House: Qatar Gulf row is a 'family issue'

US spokesman Sean Spicer says Qatar, Saudi Arabia and others should "work crisis out themselves".


Saudis 'foil suicide attack' on Mecca's Grand Mosque

Officials say a suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces surrounded the house he was in.


Colombia conflict: Seized Dutch journalists still held

ELN rebels deny earlier reports that the two journalists abducted last weekend have now been freed.


Trump casts doubt on Russia investigator Mueller

The president questions the neutrality of the man investigating alleged election interference.


Second US mistrial in Ohio police shooting of Samuel DuBose

It is the fourth high-profile failure recently to convict a US police officer in a black man's death.


Ontario First Nation declares state of emergency over suicide

Wapekeka First Nation is calling for more mental health funding following three suicides.


US woman, 66, is oldest to swim English Channel

Pat Gallant-Charette, 66, becomes the oldest woman to make the 21-mile swim across the English Channel.


Lake Chad: The faces of the world's 'silent emergency'

Award-winning photographer Chris de Bode describes the desperation of people living in northern Cameroon.


Ahmad Musa Jabril: Radical US preacher beyond FBI's reach

His sermons on jihad are popular with extremists - and they're protected by the First Amendment.


Teenage, gay and Northern Irish

Two teenagers share their experience of growing up gay in Northern Ireland.


Geylang Ramadan bazaar: Singapore's new hipster haunt

But are the cool new snacks on sale at the traditional Geylang bazaar in the spirit of the season?


Where did Trump the Outsourcing Slayer go?

After promising "consequences" for sending jobs overseas, President Donald Trump’s threats don't seem to be paying off.


Week in pictures: 17-23 June 2017

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.


Online concern over Chinese 'human embroidery' trend

Chinese media highlight an online trend that sees users stitching patterns through their skin.


Yuri Drozdov: The man who turned Soviet spies into Americans

Yuri Drozdov was in charge of the "illegals", who gave up their identities to go undercover in the West.


How to deal with nosy relatives at Eid gatherings

A guide on how to deal with "uncomfortable questions" during family gatherings after Ramadan.


'I kept my daughter's body at home for three weeks'

When her daughter died, Gilli Davidson wanted to keep her at home - the funeral director made that possible.


Trump won't hire poor people for a top post - many Americans agree

Trump doesn't want a "poor person" overseeing the economy. To many Americans, that makes sense.


Passions flare as Turkey excludes evolution from textbooks

The "controversial" theory is too complex for schoolchildren, an education official says.


The online groups of men who avoid masturbation

Their motivations vary, but a growing number of men are gathering online in communities devoted to abstinence from masturbation.


Reality Check: How many EU citizens live in the UK?

Theresa May offers to protect EU nationals in the UK if UK nationals are protected in Europe.


Women's cricket makes 2017 World Cup declaration of intent

The Women's Cricket World Cup gets under way, on a mission to grow as a sport and a business


Dan Evans: Great Britain Davis Cup player tests positive for cocaine

British number three Dan Evans announces he tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test taken in April, saying: "I made a mistake."


England v South Africa: Tourists level T20 series with dramatic three-run win

England's Twenty20 series with South Africa goes to a decider as the Proteas level the three-game contest with a dramatic three-run victory.


Mauricio Pellegrino: Southampton appoint former Alaves boss as manager

Southampton appoint Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager, with the 45-year-old former Alaves boss replacing Claude Puel.


England v South Africa: Jason Roy given out obstructing the field

England batsman Jason Roy is controversially given out for obstructing the field against South Africa during the second Twenty20 at Taunton.


Azerbaijan GP: Max Verstappen quickest in second practice before crashing

Red Bull's Max Verstappen is fastest before crashing during practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton only 10th.


 

If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer


Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran


Slain Venezuelan protester's father appeals to 'friend' Maduro


Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up: ministry


Trump, Putin and Erdogan behave like autocratic rulers: Germany's Schulz


Police consider manslaughter charges over London blaze as thousands evacuated


Landslide buries mountain village in SW China, fears for 100 people


Corruption charges against Brazil's Temer expected to come in waves: source


Iraqi forces battle toward heart of Mosul's Old City


Exclusive: Overruling diplomats, U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers' list


   

Lawrence: We May Not Have Heard the End of Tapes and Trump

Lawrence: We May Not Have Heard the End of Tapes and TrumpTrump has finally admitted that he does not have recordings of his conversations but hints at conspiracy theories. Lawrence O'Donnell says he only tweeted the initial claim that put him in this messy position because Trump can't keep himself from lying.



Senate GOP health care bill looks a lot like ?mean? House one

Senate GOP health care bill looks a lot like ‘mean’ House oneAfter weeks of secret negotiations, Senate Republicans on Thursday released their much-anticipated proposal to repeal Obamacare, unveiling a plan that would cut Medicaid and reduce penalties for not buying insurance. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the House plan would result in 23 million fewer people covered than under current law. “From what I understand their bill tracks in many ways along the lines of the House bill,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.



Pelosi On Criticism from Dems: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'

Pelosi On Criticism from Dems: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'Pushing back on criticism from fellow party members after the Democratic loss in a Georgia special election this week, Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she’s “worth the trouble” as Democrats’ leader in the House.



A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrialCINCINNATI (AP) — A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers.



Police drag protesters away from McConnell?s office in ?die-in? against Medicaid cuts

Police drag protesters away from McConnell’s office in ‘die-in’ against Medicaid cutsPolice forcibly removed protesters who had pretended to die in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office after he unveiled the Better Care Reconciliation Act on Thursday morning.



Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrest

Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrestAn emergency response volunteer went into cardiac arrest while helping to remove bodies from the scene of a “horrific” car accident in which two teenage siblings and a 70-year-old man were killed. Eric Neibaur, 15, and his 13-year-old sister Lauren Neibaur died when their pick-up truck collided with Jay Lanningham’s vehicle on a major road in the US state of Idaho. Police said a member of the local search and rescue unit had to be revived with a portable defibrillator after his heart stopped at the scene of the crash, reported the Idaho State Journal.



Pew U.S. survey finds agreement on some gun-control proposals

Pew U.S. survey finds agreement on some gun-control proposalsThe survey of 3,930 U.S. adults, including 1,269 gun owners, in March and April, provided a snapshot of American views on guns and gun policies as the nation grapples with gun violence. Some advocates called for a renewed push for gun control measures, as the Republican-controlled Congress has sought to relax existing gun laws.



Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown

Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdownDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Al-Jazeera official on Friday denounced demands to shut down the network by countries involved in a dispute with its host nation Qatar as an attempt to suppress free expression.



China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report

China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: reportPresident Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local media said, in a visit that will be incendiary to activists. Although widely expected, officials have not so far said whether Xi will make the trip, his first to Hong Kong since becoming president in 2013. The South China Morning Post reported for the first time Friday that Xi's visit had been "confirmed", citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the visit.



FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls

FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for RobocallsA Miami man is facing a record $120 million fine for what the FCC calls a massive spoofing operation. He allegedly made 96 million robocalls over a three month period.



Russia debacle destroys the last rationale for Trump, the myth of the genius CEO

Russia debacle destroys the last rationale for Trump, the myth of the genius CEOThere’s nothing wrong with the notion of a CEO president. But what the revelations around Russia prove is that Trump doesn’t actually run things well.



British Schoolboys Wear Skirts During Heatwave in Uniform Protest

British Schoolboys Wear Skirts During Heatwave in Uniform ProtestA group of teenage boys in England wore skirts to school during sweltering heat in defiance of their school's shorts ban.



24 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts

24 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts



GOP health care bill explained

GOP health care bill explainedYahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga explains what you need to know about the health care bill released by Senate Republicans aiming to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.



Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leads Off-Camera White House Briefing

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leads Off-Camera White House BriefingWill she take Spicer's job?



Separate blasts kill 40 in Pakistan: police

Separate blasts kill 40 in Pakistan: policeBy Gul Yusufzai and Javed Hussain QUETTA/PARACHINAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Bombs killed at least 40 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later claiming at least 27 lives in the northwestern town of Parachinar, officials said. A separate gun attack on police in the southern megacity of Karachi killed four officers on Friday evening, a security official said. Seven police officers were among those killed in the first attack, in Quetta, which happened when police stopped the car to search it at a checkpoint.



'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prisonWASHINGTON (AP) — An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.



Female Japan politician resigns after attacking male aide

Female Japan politician resigns after attacking male aideMayuko Toyota, a 42-year-old Harvard graduate and up-and-coming member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), can be heard screaming at the unnamed aide, saying he should die as she mocked his thinning hair. "Don't damage my reputation anymore," Toyota screams, apparently in response to a mistake she claims the man had made. Major Japanese media, including public broadcaster NHK, named Toyota as the woman heard on the tape.



US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told he lacks 'fundamental understanding' of climate science

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told he lacks 'fundamental understanding' of climate scienceThe American Meteorological Society has told Rick Perry he lacks a ‘fundamental understanding’ of science after the US Energy Secretary claimed carbon dioxide was not a primary cause of climate change. The former governor of Texas told CNBC TV that “the most likely the primary control knob [for climate change] is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in”, rather than greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity. Becoming the latest of Donald Trump’s administration to dispute established science without any attempt at reasoned argument, Mr Perry also said it was “quite all right” to be a sceptic about climate change, suggesting the trait was one held by any “wise, intellectually engaged person”.



Bumbling Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling Secrets to China

Bumbling Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling Secrets to ChinaA prestigious Chinese think tank provided cover for the intelligence operation that ensnared Kevin Mallory.



Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collision

Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collisionTOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities said Thursday they have obtained a data recording device from a container ship to help determine why it collided with a U.S. destroyer, killing seven American sailors.



Stephen Hawking: Humans Should Ride a Beam of Light to Other Planets

Stephen Hawking: Humans Should Ride a Beam of Light to Other PlanetsHumanity should focus its efforts on exploring other worlds that we might inhabit, and to get there, Earthlings may need to ride on a beam of light, famed physicist Stephen Hawking says. The human imagination has led us to peer ever deeper into the universe with scientific tools, Hawking said. The answer is, no," Hawking said in his address.



Here?s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BS

Here’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BSHere’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BS Combination of brands could be successful but is unlikely to ever occur On Wednesday we posted a story about rumors that Harley-Davidson may be interested in purchasing Italian brand Ducati , the latter being the



Body Of Missing Texas Teen Found In Landfill

Body Of Missing Texas Teen Found In LandfillKaytlynn Cargill disappeared Monday while walking her dog near her family's apartment complex.



U.S. will take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat: Turkey

U.S. will take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat: TurkeyThe United States has told Turkey it will take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria after the defeat of Islamic State, Ankara said on Thursday, seeking to address Turkish concerns about arming Kurds on its border. Turkish defense ministry sources said U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also promised his Turkish counterpart to provide a monthly list of weapons handed to the YPG, saying the first inventory had already been sent to Ankara.



Funeral, vigil reveal depth of sorrow at Muslim girl's death

Funeral, vigil reveal depth of sorrow at Muslim girl's deathSTERLING, Va. (AP) — Whether a mourner in a black robe at a mosque or a soccer mom in a T-shirt and shorts at a community vigil, reaction to 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen's death carried a common refrain: That could have been my daughter.



Mexico rejects Trump claim that it is the world's second most violent country

Mexico rejects Trump claim that it is the world's second most violent countryMexico may have a problem with violence, but its government says it is not the second most violent country in the world, as US President Donald Trump has claimed on Twitter. The Mexican foreign ministry pointed instead to places like Honduras, Venezuela, Belize, Colombia and Brazil as countries with higher murder rates, in a statement released late Thursday. Trump had posted earlier: "Mexico was just ranked the second deadliest country in the world, after only Syria.



Man invents tsunami sensor, internet obsesses over his dog

Man invents tsunami sensor, internet obsesses over his dogThis pensive dog upstaged his owner and wasn't even aware of it. SEE ALSO: Friendly island doggo followed a street view mapper and photobombed all his shots Inventor Jerry Paros posed for a photograph for an article in the publication Nature about his invention — an ultra precise quartz sensor that could contribute to an early-warning system designed to detect shifts in the sea floor that cause tsunamis. Tsunamis are caused primarily by earthquakes that occur in the seafloor, since rapid shifts in elevation can generate waves that cross oceans in a matter of several hours. In 2011, a massive tsunami hit northern Japan following a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the coast, resulting in the meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukashima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The article and the photograph were shared on Nature's Twitter page.  Meet the man hoping to transform the way we gather data from the seafloor to detect the next big earthquake: https://t.co/GmICfBMSDR pic.twitter.com/zvRlwpyADX — Nature News&Comment (@NatureNews) June 21, 2017 While many found the article interesting, most people were busy obsessing over Paros' photobombing canine companion. Yeah that's interesting and all but can we talk about the DOG ON THE DESK! — Weird Science News (@GCweirdscience) June 22, 2017 the dog looks philosophical. the dog must think about how to save this world from natural disasters. great dog. — SaveSouthKorea (@SaveSouthKorea) June 21, 2017 PLEASE PROVIDE DOG NAME. And, is he a good boy? — Bepps, The (@l_____88_____l) June 21, 2017 Wow look at the picture on the desk! pic.twitter.com/GS8cIHYvRx — Sojiro (@The_clark_Side) June 21, 2017 pic.twitter.com/f37p3lsdUt — Jon (@jonheheman) June 21, 2017 No doubt @Paroscientific #earthquake research important. But am mostly obsessed by doggo looking out the window in the pic #dogsoftwitter https://t.co/i3DJAU6D5F — Amanda Cronkhite (@abcronkhite) June 21, 2017 Please can we talk about this man's dog — Stefan (@StefanRautnbach) June 21, 2017 Ok but interview that dog. — Ashley (@ashcech) June 21, 2017 Not one word in this article about the man's dog.  — ♥️ (@LoveRunandPray) June 21, 2017 Dog is studying squirrels behavior and how subtle changes in behavior predict seismic activity. — Luminous Numinous (@LuminousNumino1) June 22, 2017 Twitter has spoken. We need to know more about that doggo. (H/T Twitter Moments) WATCH: This drone will play with your dog



Senate healthcare bill suffers swift blow as four GOP senators voice opposition

Senate healthcare bill suffers swift blow as four GOP senators voice oppositionRand Paul said: ‘The current bill does not repeal Obamacare. Four Republican senators are preparing to announce their opposition to the new Senate healthcare bill, putting the GOP’s attempt to overhaul Barack Obama’s signature legislation in jeopardy.



The Latest: Lawyer for Manson follower blasts parole denial

The Latest: Lawyer for Manson follower blasts parole denialSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the parole hearing for Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson (all times local):



What You Learn After Driving the R8 Spyder

What You Learn After Driving the R8 SpyderSometimes, top down is better



6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGS

6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGSA powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala's coast Thursday, injuring four people and damaging homes and roads, officials said, just eight days after another strong tremor killed five people in the Central American country. The quake struck at 6:31 am (1231 GMT) with its epicenter in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 46.8 kilometers, about 23 kilometers (14 miles) southwest of Puerto San Jose, the US Geological Survey said. The Guatemalan Seismological Institute measured the quake at a magnitude of 6.7.



Conrad Roy III's Mother Sympathizes With Michelle Carter's Family

Conrad Roy III's Mother Sympathizes With Michelle Carter's FamilyRoy's girlfriend Michelle Carter was convicted Friday after she was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 suicide of her boyfriend.



China?s border with North Korea

China’s border with North KoreaChina has long been North Korea’s main ally and trading partner, but relations are increasingly strained by continued missile testing and provocations by the regime of Kim Jong Un. At least three-quarters of trade between the two nations flows through points along its 880-mile-long shared border, a divide that reveals stark contrasts in development.



News outlets 'banned from filming' Jared Kushner during visit to Israel

News outlets 'banned from filming' Jared Kushner during visit to IsraelJournalists were ordered not to photograph Jared Kushner while he is in Israel on a quick visit trying to broker a peace deal for father-in-law Donald Trump. It is unclear at this time who gave the order, but reports indicate that an Associated Press cameraman was prevented from filming Mr Kushner's arrival at the office of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. Another cameraman was told to delete the memory card in his camera, which reportedly contained images of Mr Kushner's arrival and from Mr Netanyahu's office.



Protesters to target Gay Pride marches

Protesters to target Gay Pride marchesProtesters plan to demonstrate at Gay Pride marches this weekend in order to shine a light on minority groups in the LQBT community.



Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 mln euros in Spanish tax fraud case: media

Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 mln euros in Spanish tax fraud case: mediaReal Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to pay Spain's tax authorities 14.7 million euros ($16.39 million) - the amount he has been accused of defrauding by a prosecutor - ahead of a court hearing next month, Spanish state TV said on Wednesday. The report added Rolando will reiterate at a hearing on July 31 that he is innocent and has never hidden any income from the taxman or committed any tax fraud in Spain. Representatives for Ronaldo declined to comment.



Father of missing Chinese scholar: 'Give my daughter back'

Father of missing Chinese scholar: 'Give my daughter back'URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The father of a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois made an emotional appeal on Thursday for his 26-year-old child's safe return, saying in an interview: "Give my daughter back."



Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisisWASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.



IS destroys iconic Mosul minaret as Iraqi forces advance

IS destroys iconic Mosul minaret as Iraqi forces advanceMosul's trademark leaning minaret was missing from its skyline for the first time in centuries Thursday after desperate jihadists blew it up as Iraqi forces advanced on an ancient mosque compound in the embattled northern city. Explosions on Wednesday evening levelled both the Nuri mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave his first sermon as leader of the Islamic State group and its ancient leaning minaret, known as the "Hadba" (Hunchback). Officials from Iraq and the US-led anti-IS coalition said the destruction of the site was a sign of the jihadist group's imminent loss of Mosul, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi calling it an "official declaration of defeat".



Stephen Hawking Says Light Will Help Us Travel To Colonize Planets

Stephen Hawking Says Light Will Help Us Travel To Colonize PlanetsA spaceship riding on a light beam could be the next Mayflower, says Stephen Hawking, carrying us to human colonies on other planets faster than rockets can.



33 Pasta Salads That Will Kill At Your Next Cookout

33 Pasta Salads That Will Kill At Your Next Cookout



Couple Arrested After Mom Allegedly Breastfeeds Daughter While Drinking, Smoking at Bar

Couple Arrested After Mom Allegedly Breastfeeds Daughter While Drinking, Smoking at BarShari Tremba and Michael Trosclair were charged with neglect of a dependent in a situation that endangers the dependent and with public intoxication.



Donald Trump says he is willing to negotiate with Republican senators to pass controversial healthcare bill

Donald Trump says he is willing to negotiate with Republican senators to pass controversial healthcare billDonald Trump has signalled that he is willing to work with four Republican senators who have said they’re “not ready to vote” for the Senate’s Obamacare repeal and replacement bill. Hours after the measure was unveiled to Congress, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah said in a joint statement that they were not ready to vote in favour of the legislation. Mr Trump acknowledged in an interview with Fox News that a lack of support from the four Republicans leaves the party's overhaul of former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare policy on a “very, very narrow path” to victory.



Israeli court stands up for woman in airline gender seat swap case

Israeli court stands up for woman in airline gender seat swap caseA court has told the Israeli airline El Al that it can no longer ask women passengers to switch seats if ultra-Orthodox Jewish men object to sitting next to them, an Israeli advocacy group said on Thursday. A case for damages from the carrier was brought by 83-year-old Renee Rabinowitz, who was asked by a flight attendant, after boarding a flight from Newark to Tel Aviv in 2015, if she would agree to move. The airline has said it tries to accommodate ultra-Orthodox men, who cite religious beliefs in seeking to avoid close proximity to women other than their wives, but never pressures female passengers to accede to a seat swap request.



5 Things to Consider When Deciding to Retire

5 Things to Consider When Deciding to RetireWhile there is not necessarily an easy answer to the question, fully understanding the opportunities and challenges faced in retirement is a critical first step in helping to decide to retire at 55, 65, or beyond. The first and probably the most critical step in determining when to retire is to estimate how much income you will need, and how much income you will have in retirement. Take a look at potential retirement income sources including Social Security benefits.



US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protectionsHELENA, Mont. (AP) — Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.



APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment holdWASHINGTON (AP) — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.



Removing Assad no longer priority in Syria: Macron

Removing Assad no longer priority in Syria: MacronFrance no longer sees the departure of President Bashar al-Assad as a priority in the Syrian conflict, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday, making the policy official for the first time. The new French leader said instead that fighting jihadists such as the Islamic State group had to be the international community's number one goal in a conflict that grew out of protests against the Syrian president in 2011 but has since become increasingly complex and multifaceted. "The real change I've made on this question, is that I haven't said the deposing of Bashar al-Assad is a prerequisite for everything," Macron said in an interview with several European newspapers, including Britain's Guardian, Spain's El Pais and Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung.



 

They Fled North Korea for a London Suburb, but Are Paying a Heavy Price

The London suburb of New Malden has become an improbable home to hundreds of North Korean defectors — earning it the nickname "Little Pyongyang."


Walking Dogs Has Been Banned by Militant Group Hamas

The militant group that runs the Gaza Strip has decreed dogs can't be walked in markets, roads and along beaches, making life hard for canines and their humans.


Brexit Vote, One Year On: Seaside Town Grapples With Looming Divorce

The people of Margate, England, voted decisively to leave Europe, but Brexit divides opinion like never before. Mo Abbas reports from a town in turmoil.


Russia Fires Cruise Missiles at ISIS Targets in Syria

Two Russian frigates and a submarine in the Mediterranean Sea targeted ISIS positions in Syria's Hama province, Moscow said.


Men Can't Pick Who They Sit Beside on Planes, Israeli Court Rules

The case pitted Renee Rabinowitz, an 82-year-old who fled the Nazis during World War II, against Israel's national carrier El Al.


Hundreds of High-Rises Feature Cladding Similar to Doomed Building

Residential apartment blocks around the U.K. are being examined after last week's inferno, which left 79 people dead or missing.


Johnny Depp on Trump Assassination Joke: 'I Intended No Malice'

The Secret Service said it was aware of Depp's comment. Threats against the president are considered a crime under U.S. law.


Prince Harry: Walking Behind Diana's Casket Left Me Scarred

Prince Harry has spoken candidly about the monarchy and his distress at walking behind his mother Diana's casket, saying: "No child should be asked to do that."


Around 100 Feared Buried By Southwest China Landslide

Around 100 people are feared buried after a landslide unleashed huge rocks that smashed into homes in southwestern China on Saturday morning, officials said.


Venezuela Protesters Burn Trucks After 22-Year-Old Killed by Police

Venezuelan opposition protesters burned trucks and blocked roads in reaction to the death of a 22-year-old who was shot at close range with rubber bullets by military police.


Madrid's Already Massive Pride Goes Global for WorldPride

Already home to one of the planet's largest annual LGBTQ gatherings, Madrid is hosting both the continent-wide EuroPride and the global WorldPride.


Building Molds Send Toxins Right Into Air

Sick Building Syndrome: Fungi Can Squirt Toxins Directly Into Air, Study Finds


In a First, Gondolier in Venice Comes Out as Transgender

Alex Hai, who made headlines a decade ago for being the "first female gondolier," announced he is transgender.


Chained to Health Ministry, Peruvians Protest Mining Pollution

Dozens of residents of Simon Bolivar, a district in the Peruvian Andes, traveled to Lima to press the government to declare a health emergency.


Honduras Pledges New Era in Human Rights, Creates Cabinet Post

Rights watchdogs consider Honduras one of the most dangerous countries for human rights defenders, saying violence and impunity for abuses are the norm.


Day Dedicated to Women in Engineering Draws Global Attention

Just 18 percent of computer science graduates today are women — that's less than about half of what it was in 1984.


North Korea Says Warmbier's Death Is a 'Mystery to Us'

A foreign ministry spokesman also blamed the Obama administration for failing to act sooner on helping Warmbier.


Johnny Depp: 'When Was the Last Time an Actor Assassinated a President?'

In an appearance at the Glastonbury arts festival, the actor joked about presidential assassination.


Neighbors Order Qatar to Shut Al-Jazeera and Ax Ties With Iran

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain broke ties with Qatar this month over allegations the Persian Gulf country funds terrorism.


Keeping Track of Trump's Border Wall

From solar panels to Mexico footing the bill, what has Donald Trump promised in the name of border security?


British Schoolboys Wear Skirts During Heatwave

A group of teenage boys in England wore skirts to school during sweltering heat in defiance of their school's shorts ban.


Archbishop: Church of England Hid Decades-Long Sex Abuse

The Church of England "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday.


Fierce Fighting as Iraqi Troops Push into ISIS Stronghold

ISIS fighters are making a determined stand as Iraq's military advances into Mosul's Old City, where over 100,000 civilians are trapped by the fighting.


Intel Chief to House Investigators: Trump Obsessed With Russia Probe

Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, told House investigators Thursday that President Trump seemed obsessed with the Russia probe and repeatedly asked him to say publicly there was no evidence of collusion, a U.S. official familiar with the conversation told NBC News.


Virginia Man Charged With Spying for China

A Virginia man who worked for the State Department was charged Thursday with espionage, accused of selling classified documents to a person he believed was working for a Chinese intelligence agency.


 

The Times’s Resident Expert for a World on Fire

Canada, Portugal, London: How the fire expertise of our Phoenix bureau chief informs our global reporting.


Germany Wipes Slate Clean for 50,000 Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

The Parliament voted unanimously to void the convictions of those prosecuted under a law forbidding sex between men. The law was repealed in 1994.


Guilty Plea by Ulster Loyalist May Shed Light on Police Collusion

Gary Haggarty, a former Protestant paramilitary leader in Northern Ireland’s Troubles, pleaded guilty on Friday to hundreds of crimes committed while he was also a police informant.


Turkey Drops Evolution From Curriculum, Angering Secularists

A chapter on evolution will no longer appear in ninth graders’ textbooks because it is considered too “controversial” an idea, an education official said.


Europe and Japan Near Trade Deal as U.S. Takes Protectionist Path

The European Union and Japan are close to an agreement that would bring together two giants encompassing a quarter of the world’s economy.


E.C.B. Seeks Control Over London Trading After ‘Brexit’

The central bank’s action was an example of how Britain’s vote to leave the European Union could force a realignment of financial markets.


7 of Our Best ‘Brexit’ Pieces, a Year After the Vote

Before the referendum and over the past year, we’ve delved into questions of identity, economics, finance and politics surrounding “Brexit.”


Fire Hazards Force Evacuation of 5 London High Rises

More than 800 apartments were emptied on Friday after inspectors found safety problems, including exterior cladding like that on the 24-story building that burned last week.


Johnny Depp Flirts With Idea of Trump Assassination, Then Apologizes

“It’s been awhile, and maybe it’s time,” the film star said, after asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”


Allied Irish Banks Valued at $13.3 Billion in I.P.O.

The sale of a 25 percent stake in Ireland’s largest commercial and retail lender came nearly seven years after it was nationalized by the Irish government.


   


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