|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Trump returns from foreign trip to familiar role: Tweeter in chief|
“It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media,” the president tweeted early Sunday. “#FakeNews is the enemy!“
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Eight People, Including Sheriff’s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi Shooting|
The victims were discovered in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County overnight, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes|
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Saturday, "Their actions were brave and selfless and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes."
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 52 Years After His Death, Vietnam Veteran Finally Honored|
Navy pilot Lt. Commander Frederick Crosby — classified as “killed in action” for more than 50 years — finally was given a full military funeral Sunday in San Diego after his remains returned.
|Monday, May 29, 2017 - US will step up air strikes to 'annihilate' Isis and citizen casualties are inevitable, warns Defence Secretary|
Pentagon chief James Mattis has said that the US is “accelerating the tempo” of the fight against Isis, and that civilian deaths should be anticipated as a “fact of life”. While US forces operating in Syria and Iraq do “do everything humanly possible” to prevent the loss of innocent life, “Civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation,“ General Mattis told CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday. The interview comes after new figures from war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights found that the last four-week period was the deadliest for Syrian civilians on record since the US-led coalition bombing campaign began in 2014.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Young Boy Thrown Off Slide At Dublin's New Water Park|
The water slide that was responsible for the accident, the Emerald Plunge, was shut down and is being reevaluated for possible construction flaws.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali|
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Karl: Sources close to president say it may be time for Kushner to take leave of absence|
ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas report on the Russia investigation and latest developments about Jared Kushner.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Thousands protest against Moscow housing resettlement, but numbers fall|
Thousands of Muscovites protested in the south-west of the Russian capital on Sunday against government plans to resettle millions of citizens from shoddy Soviet-era apartment blocks, but numbers had fallen compared to earlier rallies. A Reuters witness said around 5,000 people attended the latest rally, compared to organizers' estimates of 60,000 at a protest on May 14. Moscow residents are also concerned about the location and quality of the planned new accommodation, a lack of services and infrastructure and about threats the redevelopment may pose to the historic face of the Russian capital.
|Monday, May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day observed across the U.S.|
President Trump lays a wreath at Arlington and more Memorial Day observances from across the U.S.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Elite Navy Seal Parachutist Dead After Fleet Week Accident|
It was supposed to be a highlight of New York's Fleet Week — a demonstration by the elite US Navy SEAL parachute team called the "Leap Frogs" — descending in formation near the Statue of Liberty.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Man arrested after sheriff's deputy, 7 others shot in Mississippi|
A Mississippi man went on a shooting spree overnight, killing a sheriff's deputy and seven other people in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County before the suspect was taken into custody by police, authorities said on Sunday. Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, was arrested and was being treated in a hospital for a gunshot wound, according to Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The sheriff's deputy, identified as William Durr, was fatally shot after responding to an emergency call regarding a domestic dispute late on Saturday night at a house in Bogue Chitto, a small community about 69 miles south of Jackson, the state capital.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 3-Week-Old Dies in Dog Attack After Being Left Alone With Family's Three Pit Bulls|
The mother said she left her alone for five minutes with.
|Monday, May 29, 2017 - Israeli TV: ‘Trump shouted "You tricked me" at Abbas during meeting’|
An Israeli television channel has claimed that US President Donald Trump shouted at Palestinian Authority (PA) Leader Mahmoud Abbas in talks held during Mr Trump’s visit to the West Bank last week. “You tricked me in [Washington] DC! You talked there about your commitment to peace, but the Israelis showed me your involvement in incitement [against Israel],” Mr Trump is alleged to have shouted at the Palestinian leader, an outburst that was followed by several minutes of shocked silence, said Israel’s Channel 2, citing an unnamed American official. “Meeting you in the White House earlier this month given us hope… and optimism of the possibility to make the long-standing dream of lasting peace come true,” Mr Abbas said, emphasising the Palestinian leadership’s desire for a two-state solution.
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Libya jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia announces dissolution|
The Libyan jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia, which is linked to Al-Qaeda and deemed a terrorist organisation by the UN and United States, announced its "dissolution" in a communique published online on Saturday. Washington accuses the group of being behind the September 11, 2012 attack on the US consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi in which ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. Ansar al-Sharia is one of the jihadist groups that sprung up in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, in the chaos following the death of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Orangutan climbs out of enclosure while rescuing her baby|
We know that orangutans are great climbers — in fact, it seems like they could just hop out of their enclosure, if they wanted to. It turns out that Sekara, an orangutan at the Perth Zoo, did just that when her 5-year-old baby Sungai lost grip on some equipment and fell into a garden bed on Sunday, according to
WA Today. SEE ALSO: Rejected penguin has found new outlook on life with cutout of anime character Visitors were evacuated from the area for safety, but zoo staff were quick to respond to the incident. "She seemed really calm, just confused on where to go next. Everyone around was really calm and giving her space as well. The whole incident was probably only 30-40 seconds before staff arrived," Jess McConnell, a witness, told the news outlet. Perth Zoo spokesperson Danielle Henry told the news outlet that the incident was "over within 15 minutes," and Sekara remained calm and returned to keepers afterward. "Sekara is an excellent mum and a bit of a helicopter parent, and the only way to get to him was to pop onto the visitor board. She retrieved him and returned to the enclosure on her own," Henry said. "Keepers were calling to her, and she has a very good relationship with them." The zoo will also conduct a review of the incident. It's not the first time an orangutan has escaped the zoo's enclosure. A couple of years ago, a 5-year-old orangutan named Teliti somehow got out and had a wander along a boardwalk. Orangutang out at Perth zoo! Came down to play with my son. Evacuated into nocturnal house. @PerthZoo @6PRbreakfast @7NewsPerth #escapes pic.twitter.com/KwOVwAsAH7 — Amanda Oliver (@oliveramanda6) May 28, 2017 WATCH: William Shatner separates science from fiction as our resident horse expert
|Monday, May 29, 2017 - Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump To Review DC Stay Every 6 Months: Report|
Kushner reportedly told his friends he and Ivanka did not make a long-term commitment to the Trump administration and would review their stay at Washington every six months.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - NBC News Exclusive: a Look at Taiwan’s Military Drills As China Looms|
NBC News gained rare access to Taiwanese military exercises, including testing of American-made firepower — all against the threat of a Chinese invasion.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Portland 'murders': Muslim-led campaign raises $165,000 for families of stabbing attack victims|
Muslim communities have spearheaded a fundraising effort for the victims and their families who were affected by a stabbing on a train in Portland. Two men were killed and a third was injured after they tried to protect two women being verbally assaulted on a train by suspect Jeremy Christian. One of the women was wearing a hijab and Christian was reportedly yelling anti-Muslim remarks at them.
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Australian trafficker Corby back home amid media storm|
Australian Schapelle Corby returned home Sunday following her deportation from Bali 12 years after her conviction for drug trafficking, as she battled through a media storm in a dramatic end to a saga that captivated her homeland. Corby and her sister Mercedes avoided cameras when she touched down in the eastern city of Brisbane early on Sunday morning, with live television broadcasts showing a convoy of vehicles believed to be carrying them leaving the airport. "It is with gratefulness and relief that this morning we mark Schapelle Corby's return to Australia," a member of her security team said, reading out a family statement at Brisbane airport.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Slain Virginia drug enforcement officer called "Superman"|
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was remembered Sunday as a man dedicated to improving the lives of children.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery|
By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist insurgents stoned a man to death on Sunday as punishment for alleged adultery, they said, a reminder that the militia is still strong enough to carry out public executions despite losing its grip on most towns and cities. Hundreds of witnesses watched the death of 44-year-old Dayow Mohamed Hassan in Ramo Adey village in the south-central Bay region, the regional governor representing the al Qaeda-linked insurgency said. Moalim Geedow told Reuters that Hassan was buried neck-deep in a hole then pelted with stones.
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 2 Men Charged After Allegedly Forcing An Alligator to Drink Beer And Then Posting Snapchat Videos of It|
They then watch the animal swim away.
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 - UK lowers attack threat level as police close in on bomber's network|
By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British intelligence experts no longer believe another attack is imminent as significant progress has been made by police investigating the suicide bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday. Police hunting a suspected network behind Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people on Monday night, said they had made two further arrests overnight and that they had a greater understanding of how his device was made. May said this meant the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), the independent body which sets the threat level, had decided it should be lowered from its highest rating "critical", which meant an attack could be imminent, to "severe".
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Anti-jihadist Ramadan advert goes viral|
A video advertisement that depicts a would-be suicide bomber confronted by the faithful has gone viral two days into the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. During that time, believers abstain from eating, drinking -- even of water -- smoking and sexual relations between sunrise and sunset.
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Jared Kushner’s Growing Stench of Treason|
Nobody knows yet whether the president's son-in-law broke any laws. But "traitor" is more than just a legal term.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Meet the Three Brothers Who Just Graduated West Point Together|
The Ogrydcziak brothers graduated in the same class on Saturday, the first time that has happened at the famed military academy in more than 30 years.
|Monday, May 29, 2017 - Angela Merkel says it was ‘right’ to confront Donald Trump over climate change|
German leader Angela Merkel was right to confront Donald Trump over the need to tackle climate change, her spokesman has said. A day after she had suggested that Germany and Europe could no longer rely on the US under the leadership of Mr Trump, there was a doubling down on the German Chancellor’s comments.
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Experts say blue whale washed up on Bolinas beach likely hit by ship|
People are flocking to a beach in Bolinas Saturday after an 80-foot-long blue whale washed ashore that mammal experts say was likely struck by a ship.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horror|
CAIRO (AP) — Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Religion, Worshipping The Devil And More Misconceptions Christians Have About Atheists|
The bulk of such misunderstanding actually happens due to the feeding of false information by pastors/fathers/other Christian peers.
|Monday, May 29, 2017 - Mother Arrested After Allegedly Locking Kids Inside Trunk to Shop at Walmart|
She is being held on suspicion of child abuse.
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Philippines' Duterte jokes about rape amid concern over martial law abuses|
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law, and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women, he would personally claim responsibility for it. Duterte is notorious for comments often deemed offensive and intended the remark as a joke, reiterating that only he would be liable for any backlash over military rule on southern Mindanao island. "I'll imprison you myself," he said, referring to any soldiers who commit violations, then he joked: "If you had raped three, I will admit it, that's on me." Duterte made the remark in a speech to soldiers on Mindanao island, where he imposed martial law on Tuesday to try to crush Islamic State-linked rebels, who have been battling the military after laying siege to a southern city.
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Soccer, West Point graduation, Kashmiri protests and more — it happened today: May 27 in pictures|
Celtic's Tomas Rogic celebrates scoring, graduates of the United States Military Academy toss their hats and more of today’s news from around the world in pictures.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Pressure on S.Africa's Zuma as ANC leadership meets|
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma faced further opposition at a meeting of his party's top leadership Sunday but managed to sidestep a no-confidence vote after a turbulent three-day gathering. The meeting in Pretoria comes as Zuma faces growing criticism within the ruling African National Congress, which sharpened after a March cabinet reshuffle when he sacked respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan. Speaking to local media on Saturday, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said the leadership was aware of reports that there was going to be blood on the floor.
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 - China takes steps to prevent civil servants from using posts for personal gain|
Chinese civil servants will face new restrictions when changing jobs as authorities move to prevent them from using official posts to make personal profit, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Lower-level civil servants should also follow the rules, but with a limit of two years, according to Xinhua. As of the end of 2015, China had 7.17 million civil servants, according to Xinhua.
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Donald Trump 'looks to contain damage' from latest Jared Kushner Russia revelations|
It is a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire for US President Donald Trump having returned to Washington from his first foreign trip - thanks to the latest revelations surrounding his team and Russia. Following on from a difficult meeting with world leaders at a summit in Italy, Mr Trump and his team face reports that Mr Trump’s son-on-law - and top White House adviser - Jared Kushner had looked to set up a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. It was meeting in December with Sergei Kislyak the Russian ambassador to the United States where Mr Kushner - who was a private citizen but involved in the transition to the White House -proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for back-channel discussions.
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Several teachers disciplined after student given 'most likely to become a terrorist' award|
Lizeth Villanueva, a 13-year-old from the Anthony Aguirre Junior High school in Texas, was handed the certificate one day after the Manchester attack. Ena Hernandez, Lizeth’s mother, said she was upset by prize, especially considering the timing. “I was upset and very mad when I saw the award,” Ms Hernandez told The Washington Post.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in Vietnam|
CLEVELAND (AP) — Minutes before 6 a.m., Army nurse Martha Green woke with a jolt to a thunderous explosion half a mile away. It was the steamy morning of June 8, 1969, and she was in her bed at Chu Lai base at the height of the Vietnam War.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150|
Emergency teams rushed food and water Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced by the island's worst flooding for more than a decade, as the death toll climbed to 151. Government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said relief operations had intensified following a break in the monsoon rains, with medical teams reinforcing hospitals in affected districts. The official death toll had climbed to 151 with 111 people still listed as missing, Senaratne said.
|Monday, May 29, 2017 - Relative 'devastated' after shooting kills 8 in Mississippi|
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Head in hands, his voice strained, Vincent Mitchell sat outside his little yellow home and tried to make sense of how a family dispute led to a rampage that killed eight people, including the deputy who tried to keep them safe.
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last Islamic State enclave in Mosul|
By Maher Chmaytelli and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement. The fall of the city would, in effect, mark the end of the Iraqi half of the "caliphate" declared nearly three years ago by Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which also covers parts of Syria. The U.S.-backed offensive in Mosul, now in its eighth month, has taken longer than planned as the militants are dug in among civilians.
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Rep. Jason Lewis dispels 'myths' about GOP health care bill|
Minnesota congressman speaks out on 'America's News HQ'
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Student Loan Debt In The US Is So High That Many Aren't Even Paying It|
More and more Americans are struggling to make their loan payments -- and it's a real problem.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Rolling Thunder, French Open, Manchester tribute and more — it happened today: May 28 in pictures|
Motorcyclists pass Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, Ret., and Christian Jacobs, 6, of Hertford, N.C., as they salute in Washington; fans watch the qualification round match between Luxemburg’s Gilles Muller and Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during the French Open in Paris; and marathon runners pay respects at flower tributes in St Ann’s square in Manchester, England. These are some of the photos of the day.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Former CIA director criticises Jared Kushner alleged over back channel links to Russia|
Jared Kushner's alleged back channel links to Russia would have been considered spying if they had been set up by an intelligence officer, George W Bush's former CIA director has said. Mr McLaughlan said, providing the allegations were true: "I don’t want to overstate because obviously there is a lot we don’t know. Mr Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, reportedly proposed a secret back channel between the Kremiln and the Trump transition team during a meeting with the Russian ambassador to the US in December.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - State Department quietly lifts Donald Trump's restriction on number of refugees allowed to enter US|
The State Department has quietly lifted Donald Trump's restriction on the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States. Mr Trump has sought to reduce the number of refugees allowed into the US annually from 110,000 to 50,000, and had signed an executive order suspending all refugee admissions for 120 days. Although the restrictions were lifted on the same day a federal appeals court upheld a block on Mr Trump's travel ban, the decision is not related to the ruling, the paper said.
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - A dazzling aurora borealis light show captivates the internet|
Saturday evening stargazers were treated to one of the trippiest natural phenomenons Earth has to offer: a naked eye-visible aurora borealis. The "northern lights," as they are often called, originate with our sun. Solar storms that occur there emit streams of charged particles which help to trigger the unusual light show once they reach Earth. SEE ALSO: The mystery of panda's fur color is finally solved The magnetic fields emanating from our north and south poles pull the charged particles down into our upper (and sometimes lower) atmosphere, where some of them collide with the neutral particles that reside there. The result of this collision is a beautiful glowing sky, though it's usually visible only at higher latitudes. In the Northern Hemisphere it's an "aurora borealis" and in the Southern Hemisphere it's an "aurora australis." Saturday evening's aurora borealis extended further south than is normal for these events, which meant it was visible in the northern U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. It was the result of the sun spitting out a large burst of plasma on May 23, an event referred to as a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). The internet expressed its thanks for the cosmic light show in the only way it knows how: social media shares enhanced by stunning photography. WOW! Northern Lights seen tonight from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Photo credit: Chris Cook. #Aurora #NorthernLights pic.twitter.com/H5FgEuoyVx — Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) May 28, 2017 2 quick pics from tonight from the backyard near Chatsworth ON. #northernlights #aurora #greycounty #ShareYourWeather #Auroraborealis pic.twitter.com/K8fLBhKEGQ — Shelley Jackson (@sjacksondesign) May 28, 2017 An amazing show in the sky, near #Calgary, 3:30am#yyc#Aurora #Auroraborealis #northernlights #Canada #Canada150 pic.twitter.com/lrV0Jv3zSR — Dena Barmas (@denabarmas) May 28, 2017 What an awesome night, got the see the #NorthernLights just outside of #Omaha on the NE/IA border near Honey Creek, IA #newx, #iawx #aurora pic.twitter.com/7Y65PfJfpJ — Brad Williams Photo (@bradwphoto) May 28, 2017 Directly overhead in the Big Dipper, naked eye visible. ?corona? #northernlights #aurora #solarstorm #northerniowa pic.twitter.com/nC1HSCw97s — Diana Hayungs (@diana_hayungs) May 28, 2017 The #NorthernLights can be seen in #Finland200 days a year from August to April. #MondayMotivationpic.twitter.com/FgktyaZfK1 — Tom Hall ☘ (@TomHall) May 22, 2017 Quick edit from tonight's #aurora show. Just W of Bismarck, ND @TamithaSkov @_SpaceWeather_ @AuroraMAX @NorthDakota @spann #northernlights pic.twitter.com/c4ttb70it5 — Zachary Hargrove (@Zargrove) May 28, 2017 Just as the #northernlights peaked tonight, clouds moved in in Maine. Would have been awesome. @TamithaSkov @Aurora_Alerts @NorthLightAlert pic.twitter.com/P0cenkGfVe — Barbie West (@12truewest) May 28, 2017 Epic #aurora show overnight over #LakeHuron seen just hours ago from #SaugeenShores, Ontario // 05-20-2017 4:09AM @stormhour #northernlights pic.twitter.com/pjQIIq0OD4 — Scott Rock (@scottrockphoto) May 20, 2017 The #northernlights really put on a show tonight in Menahga, MN! pic.twitter.com/uGYhBw8K8J — Dani☽ (@danijpeterson) May 28, 2017 I could go on and on. There are so many beautiful photos, videos, and GIFs to look at this morning. Find more on Twitter under the #auroraborealis and #northernlights hashtags.
With additional reporting by Miriam Kramer. WATCH: Coating yourself in fish scales could be the answer to burn recovery
|Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Paris black feminist festival 'prohibited' to whites sparks outrage|
Four-fifths of the festival area will be set aside as a "non-mixed" space "for black women," according to its website in French. Police prefect Michel Delpuech said in a statement that police had not been advised about the event by Sunday evening.
|Monday, May 29, 2017 - More drug theft at VA: Recent cases involving health clinics|
Government data obtained by The Associated Press show more cases of opioid drug theft or missing prescriptions at Department of Veterans Affairs health facilities despite new prevention efforts. The VA inspector general's office opened 36 new criminal investigations into possible drug theft from Oct. 1 to May 19. Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff in the VA's network of more than 160 medical centers and 1,000 clinics are suspected of siphoning away controlled substances for their own use or street sale — sometimes to the harm of patients.