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  • US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits post

    US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits postWashington's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan stepped down on Friday, just as the United States is preparing to send thousands more troops to the region. A senior State Department official told AFP that acting special representative Laurel Miller left the post without a replacement being named. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Miller is returning to a position at the Rand Corporation and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has not yet decided what to do with post.




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

    Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with IranBy William Maclean, Rania El Gamal and Tom Finn DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have sent a 13-point list of demands apparently aimed at dismantling their tiny but wealthy neighbor's two-decade-old interventionist foreign policy which has incensed them. A Qatari government spokesman said Doha was reviewing the list of demands and that a formal response would be made by the foreign ministry and delivered to Kuwait, but added that the demands were not reasonable or actionable.




  • Dennis Rodman Takes Credit for Otto Warmbier's Release, Cries Over Backlash About North Korea Trips

    Dennis Rodman Takes Credit for Otto Warmbier's Release, Cries Over Backlash About North Korea TripsThe former NBA star said he's making the trips to North Korea out of the 'kindness of my heart."




  • 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.




  • Casey Anthony’s Parents Counter Sue Over Family Home Foreclosure

    Casey Anthony’s Parents Counter Sue Over Family Home ForeclosureCaylee Anthony lived with her mother and grandparents at the home at the time of her death in 2008.




  • Egypt tycoon jailed for diva murder freed after presidential pardon

    Egypt tycoon jailed for diva murder freed after presidential pardonAn Egyptian real estate tycoon jailed for the murder of a Lebanese pop diva was freed Friday as part of a presidential pardon for hundreds of detainees, security officials said. State television said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned a total of 502 prisoners to mark Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Hisham Talaat Moustafa, who was sentenced to 15 years in jail in 2010 for the murder of Suzanne Tamim, was among those pardoned on health grounds, an interior ministry official told AFP.




  • Trump vs. Medicaid

    Trump vs. MedicaidDespite repeated campaign promises not to cut Medcaid, Trump supports the Senate health care bill, which one GOP senator said cuts health care for "tens of millions."




  • Conjoined McDonald Twins Surgeons Reflect On Separating Babies

    Conjoined McDonald Twins Surgeons Reflect On Separating Babies"The one thing we knew was to expect the unknown."




  • Syria regime penetrates IS-held eastern province: monitor

    Syria regime penetrates IS-held eastern province: monitorSyrian regime forces on Friday broke into the eastern Deir Ezzor province for the first time since 2014, a monitor said, after seizing territory from Islamic State group jihadists. Government forces control part of Deir Ezzor city and the adjacent military airport, but IS holds the vast desert province and most of the provincial capital. "Backed by Iranian, Lebanese and Iraqi fighters, the Syrian army entered Deir Ezzor province from the southeast, near the Iraqi border," said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.




  • Judge: Another Mistrial in Case Against Former Officer in Deadly Ohio Shooting

    Judge: Another Mistrial in Case Against Former Officer in Deadly Ohio ShootingA mistrial was declared Friday in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who was accused of murder and manslaughter in the 2015 shooting death of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black motorist.




  • LAPD Officer, 31, Arrested for Alleged Sexual Relationship With 15-Year-Old Cadet: Cops

    LAPD Officer, 31, Arrested for Alleged Sexual Relationship With 15-Year-Old Cadet: CopsLAPD Officer Robert Cain was arrested for having an alleged sexual tryst with a 15-year-old female cadet, who was also arrested last week.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • Michelle Carter Spotted First Time In Public After Guilty Verdict

    Michelle Carter Spotted First Time In Public After Guilty VerdictPhotos of the 20-year-old Massachusetts woman, who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself, were posted by Daily Mail on Thursday.




  • US Navy to hold Japan memorial for sailors killed in crash

    US Navy to hold Japan memorial for sailors killed in crashThe US navy said Friday it will hold a memorial ceremony for seven sailors killed when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan's coast last weekend. The service will be held on Tuesday at the naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, where the badly damaged destroyer USS Fitzgerald is based, a navy spokeswoman said. The sailors' relatives, US military officials and some 300 crew members of the guided-missile warship will join the private event, she added, without releasing other details.




  • Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles

    Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missilesTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran staged anti-Israel rallies across the country on Friday, with protesters condemning Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and chanting "Death to Israel" as the powerful Revolutionary Guard displayed its ballistic missiles, including the type used this week in Syria.




  • 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.




  • Pakistan says Indian man admits spying, India dismisses it as farce

    Pakistan says Indian man admits spying, India dismisses it as farceISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian citizen sentenced to death for spying in Pakistan has admitted espionage and filed a mercy petition with the chief of army staff, the Pakistan military said on Thursday, a statement India dismissed as a farce. Former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested last year in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan, the site of a long-running conflict between the Pakistan military and separatist insurgents.




  • 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”.