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As Trump tries to fix VA, GOP health care bill threatens coverage for millions of vets
The president signed a bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs while a health care bill he supports threatens the care of countless vets.
Air Asia Pilots Asks Passengers ‘To Pray’ During Wild Flight
The pilot twice asked passengers to pray on Air Asia flight D7237 from Australia to Malaysia as the plane shook like a "washing machine" for two hours, according to passengers.
Villagers begin to mourn dead after deadly China landslide
By Sue-Lin Wong XINMO, China (Reuters) - Villagers in China visited what used to be their relatives' homes on Monday to mourn loved ones lost when a landslide swept down a mountain, with little hope of finding anyone alive after more than 48 hours of fruitless searching. At least 93 people are missing after the landslide engulfed Xinmo village in mountainous Sichuan province as dawn broke on Saturday. Some villagers said they've always known landslides are a big danger but authorities never offered to help them move.
'We Love to Attack Our Leaders' Democrats Debate Pelosi's Leadership
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) join Meet the Press for an exclusive joint interview to talk about the future of the Democratic party.
California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend.
US urges Qatar and Saudi-led group to 'lower rhetoric'
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Sunday for a "lowering of rhetoric" between Qatar and a four-nation group led by Saudi Arabia after Doha denounced their sweeping list of demands. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt want Qatar to meet their 13-point ultimatum -- ostensibly aimed at fighting extremism and terrorism -- in return for an end to a nearly three-week-old diplomatic and trade "blockade" of the emirate.
Martin Shkreli Goes To Trial
'The Most Hated Person' set to stand trial for security fraud.
Milky Way nightscapes
Thousands of glittering stars lighting up beautiful Indonesian and Malaysian nightscapes will take your breath away.
‘He colluded or obstructed’: Trump turns Russia suspicions against Obama
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing the “VA Accountability Act” in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 23, 2017. Under fire from Justice Department and congressional investigations, President Trump on Monday attempted to deflect suspicion of collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice onto his predecessor. In a string of tweets, Trump said it was former President Obama who “colluded or obstructed” for not taking more decisive action against Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Not Just Coal: Retail Jobs Fall Despite Lower Unemployment
A close look at labor statistics shows that retail jobs are falling, even as the national unemployment figure stays low.
Colombian police arrest eight in mall bombing probe
By Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - Eight people from a little-known urban guerrilla group have been arrested in connection with a bombing last week at an upscale mall in the Colombian capital Bogota, the police said on Saturday. Four men and four women, members of The People's Revolutionary Movement (MRP) rebel group, were captured - half in Bogota and half in El Espinal in Tolima province, national police director Jorge Nieto told journalists.
Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan
TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook residents Sunday in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes.
Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staff
A independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it "sows division" in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom. "We regret to inform you that the board of directors... has decided to terminate the employment contracts with the employees," board chairman Adel al-Maskati wrote in English in a message addressed to "all staff" on Saturday. The information ministry banned Al-Wasat in early June "until further notice" for its "violation of the law and repeatedly publishing information that sows division in society and affects Bahrain's relations with other states," said BNA state news agency.
UK: 6 hurt as car strikes people at Muslim celebration
LONDON (AP) — Six people, including three children, were injured Sunday after a car ran into a large crowd gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the northern English city of Newcastle. Police said there was no information suggesting the incident was terror-related.
US Government Websites Hacked By ISIS Propaganda
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s website was hacked to broadcast pro-ISIS propaganda, displaying a message in Arabic message and playing a call to Islamic prayer.
Stalin tops Putin in Russian poll of greatest historical figures
Russians have picked Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as the greatest figure in history, a new poll said Monday, beating President Vladimir Putin into joint second alongside poet Alexander Pushkin. In the poll conducted in April by the Levada Centre independent pollster, Russians were asked to pick the ten greatest individuals of all time. Stalin came out on top with 38 percent, while Putin shared second place on 34 percent with Russia's beloved national bard Pushkin.
Short of IT workers at home, Israeli startups recruit elsewhere
By Tova Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) - When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home. "I worked for years in the Israeli market and I knew what the costs were in Israel and I knew there was a shortage of workers," he told Reuters. Driven by startups, Israel's technology industry is the fastest growing part of the economy.
Pro-Isis hackers break into US government websites leaving chilling messages for Donald Trump
Isis supporting hackers broke into US government websites and issued chilling warnings to Donald Trump. It is just the latest pro-Isis attack to be launched on government pages by a group that apparently seek to disrupt organisations and deface their websites. "You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries," read one message, posted on Ohio governor and unsuccessful presidential candidate John Kasich's website.
How Democrats Gerrymandered Their Way to Victory in Maryland
New documents show how when given the opportunity, the Democratic Party was as ruthless as their GOP counterparts in trying to redistrict their rivals out of existence.
Firefighter Arrested After He Allegedly Beat A Man Who Refused to Give Him a Cigarette: Cops
The victim sustained injuries to his face before a bartender broke up the fight.