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(2018/05/18 10:01) The Newest Breaking News

(2018/05/18 10:01) The Newest Breaking News


New French sanctions target suspected Syrian arms makers

  
France's government is imposing new sanctions on people and companies suspected of helping Syria's chemical weapons program.......

U.S. driven by self-interest in wanting to block Russia pipeline: German minister

  
A close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a stark warning to the United States about the risks of placing "America First", accusing Washington of seeking to block a planned Russia-Germany gas pipeline to shore up its own exports. Economy minister Peter Altmaier defended the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is strongly opposed by many East European countries as well as the U.S., who say that by circumventing Ukraine the pipeline will increase Russia's leverage over countries that rely on Moscow's energy sales. Ahead of a summit due later on Friday between Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Altmaier said the European Union should guarantee that Ukraine will continue to receive gas transit fees, even after the pipeline is built under the Baltic.......

Yanny or Laurel? The Trump White House Wants to Play, Too

  
The senior adviser heard 'Laurel.' The press secretary heard 'Yanny.' And the president heard something else altogether.......

Miss America Appoints Women to Top Positions, Months After Email Scandal

  
The organization is "ushering in a new era of progressiveness," it said, after former top leaders stepped down over emails that insulted pageant winners.......

New tech 'rewires' brain to help stroke patients regain use of their arms

  
Nerve stimulation that boosts the effects of physical therapy may help stroke patients regain arm use. A clinical trial is still recruiting volunteers.......

Are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code

  
Octopuses are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It's not because they're disturbingly smart. It's because they have a strange power.......

Nicola Adams: 'It's hard to focus when your mum is sick'

  
Nicola Adams on her title fight at Elland Road and trying to focus on boxing as her mother battles cancer.......

Exeter City v Lincoln City: Danny Cowley claims Imps kit man 'assaulted' by fans

  
Exeter City promise a "full investigation" as Lincoln boss Danny Cowley alleges the club's kit man was "assaulted" during a pitch invasion.......

Ex-spy attacked with nerve agent discharged from UK hospital

  
Sergei Skripal has been discharged more than two months after the attack.......

Ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged after poisoning

  
The Russian ex-spy was found slumped on a bench in Salisbury on 4 March......

Russia-Germany gas pipeline raises intelligence concerns: U.S. official

  
By Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - The planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany raises U.S. intelligence and military concerns since it would allow Moscow to place new listening and monitoring technology in the Baltic Sea, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Sandra Oudkirk, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy, said in Berlin she would meet German officials to voice Washington's concerns about the subsea project. A consortium of western companies and Russia's Gazprom said this week it was starting preparatory work off Germany's Baltic coast.......

Royal wedding rehearsal gets underway in Windsor

  
Crowds gather in Windsor to watch a wedding rehearsal by the British armed forces ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day on Saturday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).......

The Latest: Crews move school bus wrecked in deadly crash - Washington Post

  
Washington PostThe Latest: Crews move school bus wrecked in deadly crashWashington PostMOUNT OLIVE, N.J. — The Latest on a school bus crash with a dump truck in New Jersey (all times local):. 8:25 p.m.. Cleanup crews have moved the wreckage of a school bus that collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway, killing a student and a ...2 Dead, Dozens Hurt in Obliterating NJ School Bus Crash: SourcesNBC New Yorkall 383 news articles »......

Poisoned ex-Russian spy leaves UK hospital

  
Sergei Skripal, the former Russian spy poisoned with a nerve agent in the English city of Salisbury in March, has been discharged from the hospital there, the hospital announced Friday.......

Ex-spy Skripal discharged after poisoning

  
Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from hospital after being poisoned with a nerve agent in Salisbury......

Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

  
Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle.......

Official: US pullout from climate deal 'dangerous nonsense'

  
France's former prime minister says the world's climate is worsening faster than imagined and he calls the U.S. decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord "dangerous nonsense."......

Meghan Markle asks Prince Charles to walk her down the aisle at wedding to Prince Harry

  
The palace announced on Friday morning that Meghan Markle will be walked down the aisle by Prince Charles after the American actress said in a statement on Thursday her father would not be attending her wedding.......

Nonfiction: Under Modernity's Hood: Precision Engineering

  
In "The Perfectionists," Simon Winchester turns to the history of mechanical engineering, seeing in its triumphs the key to understanding so much of our world.......

Miriam Hopkins was reportedly targeted by the FBI for alleged communist leanings, book claims

  
Miriam Hopkins wasn't just sought after by Hollywood.......

Kate Middleton will keep it 'conservative' at royal wedding, designer says

  
Kate Middleton, formally known as the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth about three weeks ago. When her brother-in-law Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle walk down the aisle, Kate will likely turn up in a short dress for the daytime affair and a hat to match, in keeping with British tradition.......

Americans don't know how to 'unplug' on vacation, study finds

  
Many Americans admit to checking their phones 80 times a day while on vacation, with some checking their devices more than 300 times each day, according to new research.......

World Cup: England's Joe Hart says omission from squad is 'hard to take'

  
Goalkeeper Joe Hart says his omission from England's World Cup squad "is hard to take".......

Royal Wedding 2018: Prince Charles to walk Meghan down the aisle

  
The Prince of Wales is "pleased to welcome Ms Markle to the Royal Family in this way," Kensington Palace say.......

Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens bracing for impeachment proceedings

  
Legislators are calling a special session to begin impeachment proceedings.......

Arsenal manager search: Mikel Arteta likely but Massimiliano Allegri still in mix?

  
Is the job Mikel Arteta's for the taking? Who else remains in the mix? Are the fans on board? The latest on Arsenal's manager hunt.......

White House comms purge likely imminent after leaks, senior staff warn in closed-door meetings

  
Following a week marked by damaging leaks and intense media scrutiny, rattled White House communications staffers have been told in closed-door meetings that a major purge is likely coming soon, Fox News has learned.......

Trump's evolving view: From 'little rocket man' to 'honorable'

  
Watch President Trump's evolving views of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.......

Puppetmaster: Is Xi behind N Korea's pushback on talks?

  
US President Donald Trump suggested Thursday Beijing could be behind North Korea's recent harsh rhetoric against Washington in the past week, which has thrown the June summit in Singapore into doubt.......

UN rights chief backs calls for inquiry over Gaza deaths

  
The U.N.'s top human rights official says there's "little evidence" that Israel made an effort to minimalize casualties during protests by Palestinians earlier this week and is backing calls for an inquiry.......

WHO raises Ebola health risk to 'very high' in DR Congo

  
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the Ebola health risk assessment to "very high" in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ahead of an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the worsening outbreak.......

What it's like to be Michael Cohen ...

  
Michael Cohen is seen being chased almost every day by the press on the sidewalks of New York. So what's it like to be in Michael Cohen's shoes ... literally? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.......

Watch troops rehearse for Royal Wedding

  
Members of the British Armed Forces took to the streets of Windsor to rehearse their roles ahead of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.......

Do school buses need seat belts?

  
Impassioned debates about safety tend to follow every deadly wreck involving a school bus -- such as Thursday's tragedy in Morris County, New Jersey. ......

Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy

  
Cambridge Analytica, the embattled data firm that worked on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Thursday.......

Analysis: Trump really wants (Kim) show to go on

  
President Donald Trump wants Kim Jong Un to understand he really wants them to meet.......

Revising history: New York Times disses its original story on Trump probe

  
The New York Times has run a rather stunning correction, only a year and a half after the fact.......

14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as emergency meeting held

  
KINSHASA, Congo — There are now 14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo's latest outbreak as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million.......

Xi the puppetmaster behind N Korea's pushback on talks?

  
US President Donald Trump suggested Thursday Beijing could be behind North Korea's recent harsh rhetoric against Washington in the past week, which has thrown the June summit in Singapore into doubt.......

US President tries to keep alive his planned summit with North Korean leader next month

  
President Donald Trump wants Kim Jong Un to understand he really wants them to meet.......

From 'little rocket man' to 'honorable'

  
Watch President Trump's evolving views of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.......

Trump's company earned $40M from Washington hotel in 2017, disclosure shows - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYTrump's company earned $40M from Washington hotel in 2017, disclosure showsUSA TODAYThe president's income from his company's hotel in Washington, D.C. topped $40 million last year, according to a copy of his annual financial disclosure report released on Wednesday, making the property a clear winner among a portfolio which showed ...and more »......

Marc Thiessen: North Korea is acting up because Trump has it cornered

  
North Korea's recent temper tantrum over U.S.-South Korean military exercises and its threat to pull out of its upcoming summit with President Trump are signs that Trump's North Korea strategy is working.......

French government says it thwarted possible attack, 2 brothers arrested

  
France's interior minister says authorities have thwarted a possible attack using ricin or explosives and arrested two brothers.......

A guide to the royal wedding sermon: Listen for love

  
Saturday is the big day, not only for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but for millions upon millions of people who will tune in to watch the royal wedding.......

WHO: Ebola risk 'very high' in DR Congo

  
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the Ebola health risk assessment to "very high" in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ahead of an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the worsening outbreak.......

Inside Mueller's FBI team - Politico

  
PoliticoInside Mueller's FBI teamPoliticoPresident Donald Trump has repeatedly hurled insults at the FBI agents working on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 campaign. Rudy Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney who's now Trump's lawyer, has attacked them as "stormtroopers.".USA Today: "Trump Supporters Across America: The President is Delivering on His Agenda"Whitehouse.gov (press release)Giuliani: Mueller's team told Trump's lawyers they can't indict a presidentCNNTrump supporters across America: The president is delivering on his agendaUSA TODAYall 896 news articles »......

Ethics director forwards concerns to DOJ over Cohen payment - Washington Post

  
Washington PostEthics director forwards concerns to DOJ over Cohen paymentWashington PostNEW YORK — President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified "expenses," with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep ...Whistleblower Leaked Michael Cohen's Financials Over Potential Cover-Up: ReportHuffPostSex Isn't Everything In Donald Trump's Big RevealBloombergReports on Other 'Suspicious' Michael Cohen Transactions Have Gone MissingNew York MagazineThe New Yorker -Login - Boxall 1,205 news articles »......

8 Royal Wedding Jewelry Moments From History That'll Get You Excited For Meghan Markle's Bling - Bustle

  
Bustle8 Royal Wedding Jewelry Moments From History That'll Get You Excited For Meghan Markle's BlingBustleThe royal wedding of American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will take place on May 19, and royal fever feels like it's at an all-time high. The tradition, romance, pomp and circumstance of the occasion (not to mention the fabulous royal ...Advice for Thomas Markle, Father of the BrideNew York TimesA guide to Prince Harry's ex-girlfriendsBusiness InsiderInside the life of Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry's ex-girlfriendMarkets InsiderEntertainment Tonight -WTHRall 12,463 news articles »......

Ethiopian-born doctor returns to Sweden after being freed

  
A Swedish doctor who had been imprisoned in his native Ethiopia on charges of corruption and terrorism has returned to Sweden.......

Foreign students: Home Office axes 'unusable' survey

  
Anyone could fill in the official study, which, some academics said, uses "loaded, them and us" questions.......

High school student in good condition after graduation shooting: Police

  
A high school student in Kansas is in good condition after being shot Thursday.......

FDA approves preventative treatment for migraines

  
The FDA has approved a once-monthly injection to help with migraine headaches.......

Facebook-linked Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy in U.S.

  
Cambridge Analytica said it has commenced insolvency proceedings in the U.S.......

Colbert: 'Nobody should believe' Giuliani's message on ending the Mueller probe

  
Stephen Colbert has his doubts about Rudy Giuliani's push to end the Mueller probe.......

Trump Defends 'Animals' Remark, Says He'll Always Use It - U.S. News & World Report

  
U.S. News & World ReportTrump Defends 'Animals' Remark, Says He'll Always Use ItU.S. News & World ReportTrump defends 'animals' remark, says he'll keep using the term to describe violent gang members in spite of rebuke from Democratic leaders. May 17, 2018, at 9:19 p.m.. Trump Defends 'Animals' Remark, Says He'll Always Use It. Share. ×. Share on ...Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants 'Animals' in RantNew York Timesall 403 news articles »......

New York lawyer threatens to report Spanish-speaking staff to authorities - BBC News

  
BBC NewsNew York lawyer threatens to report Spanish-speaking staff to authoritiesBBC NewsA video of a New York man threatening to report Spanish-speaking restaurant workers to US immigration authorities has gone viral on social media. The footage shows a customer berating staff for speaking Spanish at the premises in Manhattan. "Your staff ...Jerk Videotaped Threatening To Call ICE On Two Women Speaking Spanish TO EACH OTHER — Obviously He's A ...Above the LawAaron Schlossberg Calls Stranger An 'Ugly F—king Foreigner' In New VideoForwardA Man's Rant About People Speaking Spanish Is Going Viral. Here's How To Defuse Similar Situations.A PlusNew York Daily News -Yelp -GoFundMeall 261 news articles »......

Las Vegas police arrest masked man carrying fake gun at mall

  
Las Vegas police have evacuated a mall and are searching it for a reported masked man with a rifle.......

Air force base searches for missing machine gun shortly after losing grenades

  
A search is underway for a missing M-240 machine gun from the Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota Wednesday, officials said.......

West Brom: Darren Moore set to be confirmed as Baggies manager

  
Darren Moore is set to be confirmed as relegated West Brom's new manager following the club's relegation.......

Elon Musk brings high-tech charm offensive to Los Angeles tunnel plan

  
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk promised a cheering crowd on Thursday that his controversial dream of burrowing a high-speed network of "personalized mass transit" tunnels under Los Angeles could be achieved without disturbance or noise at the surface. ......

The Gaza Violence: How Extremism Corrupts - New York Times

  
New York TimesThe Gaza Violence: How Extremism CorruptsNew York TimesAs you know, everybody sees the Middle East through his or her own narrative. Conservatives see it through the "front line in the war on terror" narrative and defend Israel's actions on the Gaza border fence this week. Progressives see it through the ...and more »......

Preliminary ruling finds Fiji 4 not guilty of sedition

  
An opinion writer and three newspaper executives in Fiji have been found not guilty of sedition in a preliminary ruling, although a judge has yet to make a final decision in the case.......

French government says it foiled attack, 2 brothers held

  
France's interior minister says authorities have thwarted a possible attack using ricin or explosives and arrested two brothers.......

Egypt's president announces Rafah crossing open for Ramadan

  
Egypt's President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi says he has ordered the opening of the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the longest length of time since 2013.......

Yanny vs Laurel explanation: Why people hear different names when they listen to same audio clip

  
The question is seemingly a straightforward one: Do you hear Yanny or Laurel? Yet the answer for the millions of people who have listened to the short clip since it appeared on Twitter on Monday is proving as divisive as the infamous gold and white dress debate of 2015. The seconds-long soundbite has provoked intense discussion on social media as well as in offices and living rooms across continents, as people adamantly insist that their version is indeed what the synthetic voice is saying.  Academics have also offered a number of explanations for the baffling phenomenon. Theories range from the way our hearing changes as we age, to people's brains being primed by seeing the written word first, to accent variation between British and American listeners influencing what they pick up. The debate started after the clip was first posted on social media site Reddit by user RolandCamry after he looked up the word "laurel" in the online dictionary, Vocabulary.com. RolandCamry, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Telegraph that after hitting the website's audio pronunciation function to hear how the word should sound his sister told him she heard it as "Yanny". To settle the debate he posted the audio clip on a Reddit forum, posing the simple question: "What do you guys hear?" The comments soon blew up with posters arguing about whether it was saying Yanny or Laurel. One commented: "I hear Laurel and everyone is a liar". The clip then went viral when it was tweeted on Tuesday by YouTuber Cloe Feldman and has since been listened to more than five million times. What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018 The conundrum has even reached the White House, which released a video featuring various members of the staff weighing in. Senior adviser Ivanka Trump says, "So clearly Laurel." Strategic-communications director Mercedes Schlapp says, "Yanny's the winner, Laurel's the loser." #Laurel? #Yanny? Or... pic.twitter.com/5hth07SdGY— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 17, 2018 White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway pokes fun at her endless willingness to spin and bend the truth for the president, saying, "It's Laurel. But I could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to." The video ends with President Donald Trump deadpanning, "I hear covfefe" - a reference to a botched tweet he wrote last year that was never explained.  Other celebrities have joined the debate, including talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and American model Chrissy Teigen, who have both weighed in with their thoughts. Literally everything at my show just stopped to see if people hear Laurel or Yanny. I hear Laurel. https://t.co/efWRw1Gj0L— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 15, 2018 it's so clearly laurel. I can't even figure out how one would hear yanny.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 15, 2018 Neuroscientist Dr Hannah Critchlow of Cambridge University, whose new book Consciousness discusses how the brain alters perception, said a number of factors could influence what people hear, including recent experiences. She said: "The brain is trying to make sense of the world all the time, and everyone has a unique perception on what is going on around them, and what they see and hear. "I have just been sent flowers for my birthday, and I hear 'laurel', so that could be because my mind is focused on those flowers. Younger people can also hear higher frequencies so there could be something in that too. There are probably several things going on here." An 'ambiguous figure' Scientists say it highlights the difference between hearing and listening, where hearing happens in the ear, but listening occurs in the brain, where meaning is attributed to sound. Scientifically, the clip is not actually an illusion at all, but rather an "ambiguous figure", or bistable precept, in which the mind is forced to choose between two different states. It is the auditory equivalent of Joseph Jastrow's well known rabbit/duck illustr

Why Trying to Be Less Awkward Never Works

  
Self-consciousness does not exist to torture you. It exists to help you learn.......

Iowa abortion suit won't have easy path to US Supreme Court - KIMT 3

  
KIMT 3Iowa abortion suit won't have easy path to US Supreme CourtKIMT 3Planned Parenthood of the Heartland President and CEO Suzanna de Baca speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday that they had filed a ...A new test of the Roe v. Wade decisionConstitution Daily (blog)all 115 news articles »......

Officer involved shooting at Trump National Resort in Doral, Florida

  
A man was shot and wounded early Friday morning after reportedly getting into a "confrontation" with police at the Trump National Resort in Doral, Florida.......

LVMPD: Person seen with mask and gun at Boulevard Mall arrested, gun found was a fake - News3LV

  
News3LVLVMPD: Person seen with mask and gun at Boulevard Mall arrested, gun found was a fakeNews3LVUPDATE. At 11:39 p.m., Thursday night, police say the suspect has been arrested. The gun and mask have been recovered. According to LVMPD, the gun appears to be a fake gun. ORIGINAL STORY. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is ...and more »......

Sydney man sentenced to 17 years over IS-inspired shooting

  
A man who provided a revolver used to kill a state police employee in an Islamic State group-inspired attack in Sydney in 2015 has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.......

Pope accuses Chile bishops of destroying sex abuse evidence

  
Pope Francis has accused Chile's bishops of destroying evidence of sex crimes, pressuring church lawyers to minimize accusations and of "grave negligence" in protecting children from pedophile priests.......

New York lawyer rants at Spanish speakers

  
A man berated employees and customers for speaking Spanish in a New York restaurant, describing them as undocumented and threatening to call immigration officials in a rant captured on video. ......

China's Xi Jinping moves to embrace Marxism

  
Why is President Xi Jinping, the most powerful Chinese leader in decades, presiding over a wealthy and resurgent China, embracing the philosophical ideas of Karl Marx?......

Foreign students: Home Office axe 'unusable' survey

  
Anyone could fill in the official study, which, some academics said, uses "loaded, them and us" questions.......

Bomb victim's ex-boyfriend held on explosives charge

  
Spa owner Ildiko Krajnyak was opening a package that had piled up with mail during her recent trip to her native Hungary when it exploded.......

Speaker John Bercow facing new outburst claims

  
John Bercow's office says 'strong views' expressed in Commons amid newspaper reports of outburst.......

2 dead, 45 hurt when school bus collides with dump truck in New Jersey

  
Two people were killed and 45 injured when a school bus carrying fifth graders on a field trip collided with a dump truck in New Jersey Thursday morning.......

Sean Combs Is Revealed as Buyer of Kerry James Marshall Painting

  
"Past Times," which sold for $21.1 million this week, "has found a home in a collection with purpose and an eye toward preserving legacy," said Jack Shainman, who represents Mr. Marshall.......

Professor rebuked after vowing to boost female students' grades to offset gender imbalances

  
University of Akron officials have blocked a professor from carrying out his plan to raise female students' grades as part of what he called a "national movement to encourage female students to go to information sciences."......

News Daily: Trump on North Korea and Royal wedding preparations

  
Your morning briefing for 18 May 2018.......

Light coats of gritty ash fall near erupting Hawaii volcano

  
Authorities handed out ash around 2,000 masks for protection as people living near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano braced for pulverized rock, glass and crystal to rain down on them after an explosive eruption at the peak's summit.......

Lawyer who raged against Spanish speakers has a history of confrontations

  
The man who berated employees and customers for speaking Spanish in a New York City cafe has a history of aggressively confronting strangers on their identity.......

What do people want to happen at the end of their life?

  
A hospice charity wants people to talk more about dying and bereavement.......

50 Great World Cup moments: Miroslav Klose's record-breaking 16 goals - 2014

  
Watch all of Miroslav Klose's record-breaking 16 World Cup goals, the last of which he scored against 2014 hosts Brazil, during their famous 7-1 defeat to Germany.......

Cases against bikers struggle 3 years after Waco shootout

  
WACO, Texas (AP) — Texas prosecutors who have failed to convict a single person in the three years since a Waco shooting left nine bikers dead are trying a new tack of targeting fewer cases, but attorneys for the bikers say the evidence is so shaky and the lead prosecutor's credibility so damaged that it will be difficult to make the remaining charges stick.......

LVMPD: Person seen with mask and gun at Boulevard Mall, no arrest made - News3LV

  
News3LVLVMPD: Person seen with mask and gun at Boulevard Mall, no arrest madeNews3LVThe Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating after a person was seen with a gun at the Boulevard Mall. Police say they received the call around 6:56 p.m., Thursday night. According to police, there are no injured individuals and no ...and more »......

Regime Change Woes: Why Washington Can't Win In North Korea

  
Denuclearization is a worthy goal to pursue, but getting a genuine complete, verifiable, and irreversible disarmament was always going to be a long shot. After several months of a so-called "charm offensive" featuring many positive statements by Kim Jong-un, North Korea changed course on Wednesday, casting doubts as to whether the Trump-Kim summit will happen. While this seemingly erratic behavior from the North is hardly unprecedented, it highlights how America's past fixation on regime change seriously complicates our future diplomatic and security efforts.......

Hamas plans further protests as it rejects medical supplies from Israel

  
Hamas plans to continue protests along the Gaza border and hopes to see a mass demonstration on June 5 which will rival the size of this week's protests, a spokesman said on Wednesday.   Two days after Israeli forces killed more than 60 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,000, the Islamist group which controls the Gaza Strip said the demonstrations would keep going ahead of the June anniversary of the 1967 war.   "The protests will continue because they have not achieved their goals yet," said Hazem Qasem, a spokesman for the group. "Our desire here is for June 5 to be as big as May 14." A senior Hamas leader also said on television that 50 of the 62 people killed on Monday were members of Hamas.  The comments by Salah Bardawil, a political leader in the group, were immediately seized on by Israel's military as it tried to fend off widespread international criticism over the number of people killed by live fire on the border.  "The branding of the riots as 'peaceful protests' could not be further from the truth," an Israeli military spokesman said. Meanwhile, Guatemala became the first country to follow America's lead and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, called the move "the beginning of something extraordinary" and said he hoped other countries would soon follow the US by bringing their embassies to Jerusalem.  As Israel and Hamas continued to fight a battle of of narratives over the killings, Hamas refused to accept a medical shipment from the Israeli military, despite a severe shortage of hospital supplies with which to treat the wounded.  Mr Qasem dismissed Israel's decision to send the aid as a propaganda stunt. "The occupation is trying to show that it has a human face, which is wrong. These trucks carrying these medical supplies are covered with Palestinian blood," he said.  Israel said the Hamas refusal was proof that it did not care about the residents of Gaza. Several other aid shipments from the UN and the Palestinian Authority were allowed in.  Israel's ambassador to Turkey left the country on Wednesday after Ankara ordered him to leave the country. Turkish media filmed him facing an intensive security search at the airport, prompting Israel's foreign ministry to lodge an official complaint over his treatment.......

Woman accused of stabbing police officer in throat had been evicted: report

  
A suspect who allegedly stabbed a police officer in the neck at a Connecticut apartment Thursday was previously evicted and waging a legal fight to remain in the building, court records said.......

News Daily: Royal wedding preparations and Trump on North Korea

  
Your morning briefing for 18 May 2018.......

Man faces backlash after racially-charged rant against Spanish-speaking restaurant workers goes viral

  
After video of a man's race-fueled rant at Midtown restaurant went viral, he's apparently facing the consequences of his actions.......

Protesters oppose Obama Presidential Library Center plan for Jackson Park

  
A city committee will meet Thursday to talk about the plans for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. People gathered outside City Hall early Thursday morning to protest.......

Trump's Iran Move May Swamp Greece

  
The danger illustrates the unforeseen consequences of impetuous American actions.......

In Gaza, May Is the Cruelest Month

  
A drone drops out of the sky, spiraling down like a bird that has been shot. Kids run to where it hits the ground: Yes, Israelis also lose things.......

The Latest: Hamas: Most slain protesters were Hamas members - Herald-Whig

  
Herald-WhigThe Latest: Hamas: Most slain protesters were Hamas membersHerald-WhigJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israel-Palestinian conflict (all times local):. 6:10 p.m.. A senior Hamas official says the vast majority of protesters killed by Israeli fire during protests on the Gaza border this week were members of the Islamic ...The Gaza Violence: How Extremism CorruptsNew York Timesall 840 news articles »......

Summit of Hawaii's Kilauea erupts

  
An eruption from the Kilauea volcano's summit shot ash and smoke into the air early Thursday on Hawaii's Big Island, and the resulting plume is expected to cover the surrounding area, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. ......

RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know today - NEWS.com.au

  
NEWS.com.auRUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know todayNEWS.com.auCollege graduate addresses controversial photo. A conservative woman who recently graduated from Kent State University has addressed a controversial graduation photo that went viral. In the photo, 22-year-old Kaitlin Bennett carries an AR-10 on her ...and more »......

Dixon High School shooting: DHS students call ex-classmate, shooter a 'troublemaker' - SaukValley.com

  
SaukValley.comDixon High School shooting: DHS students call ex-classmate, shooter a 'troublemaker'SaukValley.comPHOTO: Parents hug and greet their children at Page Park. Dixon High School students were moved to the park after a former student, Matt Milby, fired shots in Lancaster Gym, where seniors were practicing for Sunday's graduation. Milby was shot by a ...and more »......

The rugby captain raised in a one-room home

  
Knife on one, fork on the other -- those are the words Jerry Tuwai inscribed on his first ever pair of rugby boots. ......

Empty stomachs drive Venezuela soldiers to desert in droves

  
He enlisted in Venezuela's National Guard to earn a ticket out of poverty.......

Ecuador orders removal of extra security at London embassy

  
Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno has ordered the immediate withdrawal of extra security assigned to the country's embassy in London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has resided since 2012.......

The Latest: Indonesia prosecutors seek death for cleric

  
The Latest on the trial of radical Indonesian cleric Aman Abdurrahman (all times local): 11 a.m.......

Police seize 72 bags of cash, jewels in Najib raids

  
Malaysian police have seized dozens of bags stuffed with jewels, cash and luxury goods from properties linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak, according to state media.......

The Markle saga: How Meghan's family went from the fringes to trying to derail the royal wedding

  
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Most of the protesters killed this week by Israeli fire along the border with the Gaza Strip were members of Hamas, the militant group said Wednesday, an assertion that deepens the starkly different narratives on both sides over the deaths.......

How to Convey Dance to Those Without Sight? All Hands On

  
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How to Accept a Compliment

  
If you just say "Thank you," you've missed the point.......

Hawaii's Volcanic Ghost Town: Doors Left Ajar in Homes Engulfed by Lava

  
A look inside the community swept by lava and shaken by the jet-engine roars of the Kilauea volcano.......

China, Mueller, Royal Wedding: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

  
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Trump's Indonesian partner says has not signed China loan deal - Reuters

  
ReutersTrump's Indonesian partner says has not signed China loan dealReutersJAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian business tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo confirmed on Wednesday his company had chosen a subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned construction firm to build a theme park at a luxury resort in West Java, but said he had not ...Mnuchin, Navarro got into 'screaming match' on China trip | Trump's infrastructure plan hits dead endMarketWatchall 874 news articles »......

Aaron Schlossberg Calls Stranger An 'Ugly F—king Foreigner' In New Video - Forward

  
ForwardAaron Schlossberg Calls Stranger An 'Ugly F—king Foreigner' In New VideoForwardAaron Schlossberg's racist outburst against Spanish-speaking people in a deli wasn't his first ugly moment caught on video. In a video from October 2016, he can be heard calling a man on the street "an ugly f—king foreigner." You have to see this. My ...'My next call is to ICE!': A man flipped out because workers spoke Spanish at a Manhattan deliWashington PostSEE IT: White man threatens to call ICE on Spanish-speaking workers at Midtown Fresh KitchenNew York Daily Newsall 194 news articles »......

Priest extradited from Philippines pleads guilty to 2 counts

  
A Roman Catholic priest accused of molesting two boys in North Dakota in the 1990s has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony gross sexual imposition.......

Ex-boyfriend of woman killed in California explosion charged over device

  
The ex-boyfriend of a woman who was killed in an explosion in a Southern California office building on Tuesday has been charged by federal prosecutors after two improvised explosive devices (IED) were found in his home.......

Church with $2k in gas driller's stock wins methane vote

  
A church with a minuscule stake in Pennsylvania's largest natural gas driller has won shareholder approval of a resolution to force the company to produce a report on its effort to scale back methane emissions.......

Mueller's office files unredacted memo outlining scope of Russia probe: filing

  
By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office notified a federal court in Virginia on Thursday it had filed under seal an unredacted memorandum that is expected to shed light on the scope of his wide-ranging probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The filing, made as part of Mueller's criminal case against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was requested by the judge, who told prosecutors earlier this month he wanted to see an unredacted copy of an August 2017 memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein which fleshed out Mueller's investigative mandate. In a court hearing two weeks ago in the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge T.S. Ellis told Mueller's office to turn over a copy of the memo under seal to him by this Friday so he could review it before deciding whether or not to dismiss the charges against Manafort.......

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Exclusive: Manafort's former son-in-law cuts plea deal, to cooperate with government - sources

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, has cut a plea deal with the Justice Department that requires him to cooperate with other criminal probes, two people with knowledge of the matter said.    ......

Pack of vicious dogs running wild attacks, kills woman - WSB Radio

  
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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says he is "incredibly disappointed" to miss out on England's World Cup squad.......

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A school resource officer took down a suspected gunman Wednesday morning at a high school in Dixon, Ill., which is about 100 miles west of Chicago.......

The story behind the viral photo of a Kent State graduate posing with her cap — and a rifle - Washington Post

  
Washington PostThe story behind the viral photo of a Kent State graduate posing with her cap — and a rifleWashington PostIf Kaitlin Bennett had been allowed to carry a gun at Kent State University while a student, she wouldn't have carried an AR-10 rifle. She would have carried her handgun instead. But the 22-year-old said she chose to pose with the rifle for her ...and more »......

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The Latest on the summit eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 9:55 a.m.......

Teen who ignited massive fire may have to repay $37 million

  
A teenager who started a huge wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon could owe more in restitution that he will earn in a lifetime.......

Massachusetts limo driver gives girl, 8, with rare genetic disorder free rides to Boston Children's Hospital

  
A Massachusetts man takes an 8-year-old girl with a rare genetic disorder to her doctor's appointments in a limo -- for free.......

Hearing restaurant workers speak Spanish sends man on rant

  
A momentary rant could have long-term impact on a man caught on video threatening to call immigration enforcement on restaurant workers because hearing them speaking Spanish angered him.......

Giuliani 'encouraged by recent communications with special counsel'

  
Rudy Giuliani says he has been "encouraged by recent communications with the special counsel" as negotiations over potential meeting with Trump and Mueller continue.......

A year into Mueller's investigation is there any end in sight?

  
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House Speaker Ryan seeks to head off Republican revolt on immigration

  
By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan sought to head off revolts on Wednesday from the right and center of his Republican Party as lawmakers battled over legislation that would protect young illegal immigrants from deportation. At a morning news conference after huddling privately with rank-and-file Republicans, Ryan warned a small group of moderates that it would be a "big mistake" if they kept pushing a procedural maneuver to force a series of votes on four separate immigration bills. Some Republicans worried such a debate could lead to a bipartisan immigration bill passing that might anger conservative Republicans at an inopportune time, with November elections approaching.......

Forget Yanny and Laurel, what the heck is this toy saying?

  
The Yanny/Laurel debate divided the internet more than The Dress did a few years ago. It ruined more friendships than pineapple on pizza. It's facilitating more arguments than the American Chopper meme. It's tearing us apart more than Lisa ever did.  SEE ALSO: What Yanny vs. Laurel taught us: We yearn to be divided But let's be real: the Yanny/Laurel thing is already getting kind of old — isn't there anything else to talk about? When you log into any social media site, it seems like everyone's still arguing over whether that audio clip is saying Yanny or Laurel. The U.S. Air Force jumping in on the debate was the final nail in the coffin: Yanny/Laurel is a dead meme. But don't worry, everyone! If you're on the hunt for a new mystery to ruin all your relationships, listen to this video: is the toy saying "brainstorm" or "green needle?"  If you heard "brainstorm," try thinking "green needle" and then listen again — you'll probably hear "green needle" this time. Now try it in reverse: think "brainstorm" and then listen to the video. You may even be able to hear "green storm" or "brain needle." You can pretty much choose what you hear. It's wild.  Understandably, people are freaking out about this. One Redditor offered this explanation for why you hear what you're thinking:  Comment from discussion You can head "brainstorm" or "green needle" based on whichever one you think about. OK, that makes sense. It's the most rational explanation. But u/syntheticwisdom said what we all feel: Comment from discussion You can head "brainstorm" or "green needle" based on whichever one you think about. After all, it's almost like we love memes like The Dress and Yanny/Laurel because we want to be divided! WATCH: Yanny or Laurel? We asked around the office and fights almost broke out.......

The Cruelty of Breaking Up Immigrant Families

  
The Trump administration appears to be making it a policy to separate children from their family members when they cross the border.......

Op-Ed Columnist: Did China Just Bribe Trump to Undermine National Security?

  
An about-face on punishing a Chinese company came as a Chinese state-owned firm announced an investment in a project tied to the Trump Organization.......

GOP fights over crucial farm bill as lawmakers demand immigration vote first

  
The head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said Thursday that they would not support a vote on this year's federal farm bill until they are given a chance to consider immigration legislation.......

Mexico rejects Trump's comments that some immigrants are 'animals'

  
Mexico's Foreign Minister said on Thursday that recent remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump describing some undocumented immigrants as "animals" were unacceptable, and that a formal complaint would be filed with the State Department. "President Trump referred to some immigrants, perhaps he had criminal gangs in mind, I don't know, as animals, not as persons," Luis Videgaray said in an interview with local TV station Televisa.......

Boy with Down syndrome hits home run, does celebratory dance

  
This baseball player was so excited about hitting the "best home run ever," he celebrated with some sweet dance moves!......

Two dead, 43 injured in New Jersey school bus, dump truck crash

  
(Reuters) - Two people died and 43 were injured when a school bus filled with fifth-graders collided with a dump truck on a major highway in New Jersey on Thursday, the state's governor said. ......

Exclusive: Manafort's former son-in-law cuts plea deal, to cooperate with government: sources

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, has cut a plea deal with the Justice Department that requires him to cooperate with other criminal probes, two people with knowledge of the matter said.    ......

Republicans Can't Even Cut Red Tape Correctly

  
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NFL linebacker Reuben Foster's accuser recants domestic violence claim

  
A former girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster lied to authorities when she accused him of hitting her and caused him to be charged with domestic violence, her attorney said Thursday.......

Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA director, first woman to lead agency

  
Gina Haspel was confirmed Thursday as CIA director, becoming the first woman to lead the agency and overcoming initial Democratic opposition regarding her role in post-9/11 interrogation and detention practices.......

Trump says illegal migrants are 'animals, not people' in half-minute rant about gangs

  
In a half-minute rant in front of news cameras, following discussion of the MS-13 gang, Mr Trump said: "We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in, we're stopping a lot of them. According to the White House's official transcript of the meeting, Mr Trump was speaking after Fresno County sheriff Margaret Mims decried California's sanctuary laws, saying they left her unable to alert immigration officials to the presence of MS-13 gang members and other criminals.......

'Star Wars' Writer Confirms Lando's Sexual Fluidity In 'Solo'

  
Since the beginning of the "Star Wars" saga, we've wondered whether LGBTQ......

Serena Williams Explains Why Her Father Didn't Walk Her Down The Aisle

  
Serena Williams's father texted her about an hour before her wedding and told her this.........

Oklahoma woman mauled to death by seven small dogs

  
A woman in Oklahoma has died after she was mauled to death by pack of seven dogs. Tracy Garcia was attacked by the dogs, who are thought to have weighed less than 20kg and were no more than knee high, near her home. Police shot one dog and the rest were put down at an animal shelter.......

US Births Dip To 30-Year Low; Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement Level - OPB News

  
OPB NewsUS Births Dip To 30-Year Low; Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement LevelOPB NewsThe birth rate fell for nearly every group of women of reproductive age in the U.S. in 2017, reflecting a sharp drop that saw the fewest newborns since 1978, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 3,853 ...Trump and America's Immigrant ShortageWall Street JournalVital Statistics Rapid Release - CDCCDCUS Fertility Rate Fell to a Record Low, for a Second Straight YearNew York Timesall 61 news articles »......

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Sketch shows mystery woman whose remains were found in a shallow grave in Texas

  
Fort Worth police are asking for help identifying a woman whose remains were discovered five years ago.......

Flint implements programs to keep water fund out of the red

  
Flint officials are implementing several collection and restoration programs to keep its water fund solvent as the city attempts to rebound from a lead-tainted water crisis.......

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Postmodernism is back. We see it in the slew of books and articles about the movement, in the campaigns to save some of its greatest landmarks such as Philip Johnson's AT&T building in New York, in the listings in the UK of notable buildings such as James Stirling's No. 1 Poultry, and John Outram's Isle of Dogs pumping station. ......

England tour: Owen Farrell will put own stamp on team - Eddie Jones

  
England head coach Eddie Jones praises new captain Owen Farrell, saying he is a "winner" who will put his own stamp on the team.......

U.S. Air Force Weighs In On 'Yanny' vs. 'Laurel' With Joke About Killing People

  
UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. ― As these modern sagas so frequently end, the Air Force's......

Trump's Annual Financial Report Disclosed

  
The document, signed by the president and dated May 15, 2018, includes a footnote about Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen.......

For some African-Americans, Meghan Markle is cause for celebration

  
All that changed with the announcement of the wedding of the queen's grandson to Markle, whose mother is black. "I hope that women, but particularly black women, are able to see themselves in her and her mother, and know that there are no spaces that are not meant for us," she said. There has been a surge of interest and excitement among some black Americans, especially black women, who are inspired by Meghan Markle's new-found status, said Sarah Gaither, a Duke University psychology professor who has focused on diversity issues and race relations.......

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Ex-wife: Man accused of killing 4 was mentally unstable

  
The mother of three children police say were killed by her ex-husband says she believes he was mentally unstable when they divorced.......

Trump Jr called blocked number before and after Trump Tower meeting. Who was it?

  
One of the biggest lingering questions following Wednesday's release of thousands pages of documents related to the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting is three phone calls Donald Trump Jr. placed to blocked telephone numbers before and after the meeting.......

Starbucks faces more racism allegations after racist slur written on cup

  
As Starbucks prepares to close its stores later this month for mandatory racial-bias training, an incident in suburban Los Angeles is showing why that training is needed.......

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Trump accuses Obama of embedding spy in his campaign while citing no evidence, in misspelled early morning tweet

  
Donald Trump has accused Barack Obama and the FBI of using an "imbedded (sic) informant" to spy on his presidential campaign. The US president made the claim, without any supporting evidence, following an earlier tweet branding the special counsel investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, "the greatest witch hunt in American history". "Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI "SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN IMBEDDED INFORMANT," Mr Trump wrote.......

Senate report shows oligarch gave Trump a 'sizable birthday gift'

  
New details emerge on the Trump Tower meeting with Russians, as a Senate committee releases 2,500 pages of transcripts.......

Meghan Markle's mother meets the Royal family from Prince Charles to Princess Charlotte

  
The chapel is booked, the military escort perfected, and the orders of service, quite literally, printed. Meghan Markle has been left negotiating the last-minute dilemma of who was going to walk her down the aisle, as her mother settled in to life with the Royal family. Doria Ragland, who is now the most likely candidate to accompany the bride down the aisle, enjoyed tea with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, after Ms Markle's father was confirmed as being absent from the wedding. In a heartfelt statement, Ms Markle asked for her father to be given "space" to recover after he contacted her to tell say he would not be able to come to the wedding, after taking medical advice. The bride-to-be was photographed on Thursday with Prince Harry, being driven down Windsor Castle's Long Walk to undertake final rehearsals for their wedding on Saturday. Meghan Markle appeared in good spirits Credit: Karwai Tang Smiling and fiddling with her engagement ring, Ms Markle appeared to be taking a difficult week in her stride as the Royal family rallied round to help. Ms Ragland, who only flew in to Heathrow on Wednesday, has now met the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. Ms Ragland will meet the Queen on Friday at Windsor Castle.  She spent time with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, as they took part in a full rehearsal of Saturday's service. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrive at their wedding rehearsal Credit: Eddie Mulholland The young page boys and bridesmaids were shown the ropes at St George's Chapel, with ten children aged between two and seven due to accompany Ms Markle. She had previously taken tea at Clarence House with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. In what was described by sources as a "jolly" encounter, Prince Harry, Ms Markle and her mother joined the heir to the throne at home to enjoy a quiet moment in the middle of a busy day of meetings. Ms Ragland is said to have "thoroughly enjoyed" the gathering, feeling welcomed by the Prince and Duchess with whom she has much in common. Ms Ragland has met Prince George and Princess Charlotte Credit: Karwai Tang The Duchess has recently taken on patronages of charities to support the elderly, Ms Ragland's area of work, while both are known to be regular practitioners of yoga. The issue of who will walk Ms Markle down the aisle remains under discussion, with Ms Markle understood to want to delay announcing a replacement for her father too soon out of respect for him. Orders of service have already been printed, stating that the bride "will be accompanied by her father".  In fact, Thomas Markle is not well enough to travel, citing heart problems after it emerged he had colluded with the paparazzi for staged photographs in his home town in Mexico. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Kensington Palace In a statement issued by Kensington Palace, Ms Markle said: "Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding," she said. " I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health. "I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. "Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday."   By Ms Markle's side on the final days leading up to the wedding, her mother is helping finalise plans for the day. Meghan Markle has introduced the Duchess of Cambridge to her mother Credit: Eddie Mulholland Already confirmed as travelling with Ms Markle to the castle for the service, she is considered the most likely candidate, reflecting their close relationship and the bride's belief in gender equality. Ms Markle could still choose to walk alone, or be accompanied by a male friend of member of the Royal family such as the Prince of Wales or Duke of Cambridge, who already has duties as best man. The Duke of Edinburgh, who walked Princess Margaret down the aisle i

Meghan Markle confirms her father Thomas Markle will not attend royal wedding as he needs 'space'

  
Meghan Markle has confirmed her father will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry, saying she hopes he can be given the "space he needs to focus on his health".  After days of speculation about whether or not Thomas Markle would walk her down the aisle, the American star spoke of her sadness as she revealed it had been decided he will miss her big day. Mr Markle is still in Mexico where he is recovering from heart surgery on Wednesday to implant three stents. The reclusive former TV lighting director was caught up in controversy after being caught staging photographs with the paparazzi. Ms Markle - who was pictured arriving in Windsor with the Prince on Thursday afternoon - is now expected to be escorted down the aisle by her mother Doria on Saturday, a member of the Royal family or walk alone.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive in Windsor by car Credit: Karwai Tang In a personal statement issued through Kensington Palace on Thursday, the bride-to-be said: "Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health. "I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday." Markle family Ms Markle, who has been described by those close to her as "devastated" over the events of this week, has been in contact with her father, who has told her he cannot travel after taking medical advice. Mr Markle has previously told TMZ, the celebrity gossip website, that he has been undergoing heart surgery. On Sunday, it emerged he had colluded with the paparazzi to stage a series of photographs, saying that he was not motivated by money. His daughter Samantha Grant, Ms Markle's estranged half-sister, has claimed responsibility for the episode, saying she had hoped to boost her father's reputation with flattering images. Video: Meghan Markle's half-sister on their father's health Prince Harry and Ms Markle are understood to have been in regular contact with Mr Markle since the beginning of their relationship in 2016, providing practical advice and media support. Their efforts have this week appeared to unravel as Mr Markle, Ms Grant and her brother Thomas Markle Jr issued a stream of statements and interviews. Mr Markle was supposed to be walking his daughter down the aisle, and had planned to meet with the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this week. Meghan Markle's mother Doria on her way to Los Angeles airport to travel to London Credit: Snorlax/Rachpoot/ MEGA  Ms Ragland, who is being looked after by staff at Kensington Palace, flew into London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday. She was met at the airport by Prince Harry's assistant private secretary Amy Pickerill, with her luggage - including a dress-sized bag from Burberry - taken through Heathrow's VIP Windsor suite.  Ms Markle's friends including Jessica Mulroney, a Canadian stylist, have also landed in the UK, for what Royal watchers will now hope are trouble-free final preparations for the wedding on Saturday. Who will now walk Meghan down the aisle? Doria Ragland Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, is the most likely contender to walk her down the aisle after her father pulled out. According to American gossip website TMZ, Thomas Markle has given his ex-wife his blessing to perform the duty. Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, at the Invictus Games in Toronto Credit:  REUTERS/Mark Blinch Ms Ragland is no stranger to being at her daughter's side and has accompanied her on the red carpet and stood with her at the Invictus Games in Toronto last year. Ladbrokes odds: 1/3 Prince Charles If Ms Ragland is not able to walk her daughter down the aisle, another option is the father of the groom, Prince Charles. Prince Charles may have to fulfill the role Credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images The Prince

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U.S. Senate confirms Haspel to be first woman CIA director

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to be director of the CIA, ending a bruising confirmation fight centered on her ties to the spy agency's past use of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation techniques. ......

Hawaii volcano erupts in 6-mile-high plume, 'ash fallout' alert

  
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (30,000 feet/9 km) into the air on Thursday and scientists warned this could be the first of a string of explosive eruptions in the crater. ......

Uber Should 'Do the Right Thing' for All of Its Workers

  
Uber and other companies should end forced arbitration in all cases, not just sexual harassment claims......

Trump and the G.O.P. Show the Wrong Way to Cut Red Tape

  
Some regulation helps markets and the economy, some hurts. Guess which type is being slashed?......

Senate Confirms Gina Haspel to Lead C.I.A. Despite Torture Concerns

  
Ms. Haspel, a career clandestine officer, will take the helm as the agency's first female director at a time of shifting alliances and intelligence threats from countries including Russia and Iran.......

Responding to Leaks, White House Limits Number of Staff in Daily Meeting

  
A joke about Senator John McCain's illness made at a meeting of White House communications staff last week was leaked, causing an uproar.......

Opinion: How to Accept a Compliment

  
If you just say "Thank you," you've missed the point.......

Kilauea Volcano Erupts on Hawaii's Big Island, but Scientists Say It's Not the 'Big One'

  
The authorities say an "explosive eruption" at Kilauea's summit has unleashed a hazardous ash plume but that the ash fall was "pretty limited" to the area around a national park.......

Chinese Government Expresses Outrage at Allegations Against U.S.C. Doctor

  
The Chinese Consulate General raised concerns over the allegations of misconduct against a gynecologist, George Tyndall, that included targeting Chinese students.......

China Plans Up to $200 Billion in Trade Concessions, but Skepticism Abounds

  
A meeting between the top economic adviser to China and administration officials is expected to focus heavily on reducing the gap between what America exports to China and what it imports.......

Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Hawaii, Meghan Markle: Your Friday Briefing

  
Here's what you need to know to start your day.......

As Democratic Women Surge, Ranks of Republican Women May Shrink

  
Democratic women are running for Congress in record numbers, and Republican women are trying to match the surge. But retirements may leave G.O.P. ranks depleted.......

2 Die as School Bus Overturns on New Jersey Highway

  
A student and a teacher were killed, and at least 11 others were hospitalized with serious injuries after the bus from a Paramus middle school crashed on I-80.......

Senate Confirms Gina Haspel as CIA Director - Wall Street Journal

  
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Report: Source who leaked Cohen financial info claims key government reports were missing - CBS News

  
CBS NewsReport: Source who leaked Cohen financial info claims key government reports were missingCBS NewsA law enforcement source said in a new report Wednesday that he leaked financial records about President Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen because two key goverment reports on Cohen's financial activity were missing. One week after Michael ...and more »......

Pack of vicious dogs running wild attacks, kills woman - WPXI Pittsburgh

  
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McCarthy to GOP: DACA vote could cost us the House - Politico

  
PoliticoMcCarthy to GOP: DACA vote could cost us the HousePoliticoHouse Republicans are flailing to get on the same page on immigration, as rebellious moderates inch closer toward forcing a vote protecting Dreamers and leaders scramble to stop the intra-party collision. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned ...and more »......

Man Threatens to Call ICE on NYC Cafe Workers Speaking Spanish - NECN

  
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Trump: US dealing with North Korea 'as though nothing happened'

  
President Trump told reporters Thursday that the United States is dealing with North Korea "as though nothing happened" after the totalitarian nation threatened to cancel next month's planned summit if the U.S. raises the issue of denuclearization.......

Treasury Department raps Cohen record leaker, undercuts rationale for breach

  
The Treasury Department on Thursday seemed to undercut the rationale used by the unnamed leaker who is claiming responsibility for breaching and disclosing Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's financial records.......

New Jersey school bus crash involving dump truck leaves at least 2 dead

  
At least two people were killed and more than 40 were injured in New Jersey on Thursday after a school bus and dump truck collided on an interstate, leaving a mangled wreck in the middle of the highway, prosecutors said.......

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's royal wedding cake serves up a slice of originality

  
At their royal wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be serving up a slice of originality with their wedding cake.......

Gun-themed campaign ads fill airwaves as 2nd Amendment debate heats up

  
Candidates are blanketing airwaves across the country with gun-themed ads, vying for voters' attention in a crowded election year.......

Mueller's got plenty of options on Trump

  
Rudy Giuliani's assertion to CNN this week that President Donald Trump can't be indicted by the special counsel, and thus can't face a subpoena, banks on a series of internal Justice Department policies. ......

Miss America names first all-female leadership team

  
For the first time in the organization's history, Miss America will be led entirely by women -- and they're all former pageant winners.......

Earth's warming trend hits 400 straight months

  
For 400 consecutive months -- that's more than 33 years -- the earth's temperature has been above average, and climatologists aren't mincing words as to why. ......

Controversial nominee Haspel confirmed as first female CIA director

  
Gina Haspel was confirmed Thursday to be the first female director of the CIA with the help of votes from a half-dozen Senate Democrats.......

North Korea summit: Trump says no 'Libya model'

  
North Korea has been alarmed by references to Libya, whose leader was ousted and killed.......

Hawaii's Kilauea: Explosive eruption at volcano

  
Kilauea volcano sends ash 30,000ft (9,100m) into the sky and residents are advised to shelter.......

WATCH: Video shows alligator put up a fight during capture in front of South Carolina home

  
The gator made its way to the porch of a home in Mount Pleasant.......

WATCH: Animal trainer flips for this elephant

  
Rene Casselly performed this feat on the trunk of an elephant.......

Trumps plan to send royal wedding gift

  
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have requested charitable donations for gifts. ......

Trump offers Kim Jong Un 'protections' in exchange for deal on nukes

  
The president said Kim would be "very, very happy" if he makes a deal. ......

Senate votes to confirm Gina Haspel as next CIA director

  
The Senate is voting on Gina Haspel's confirmation as next CIA director ......

2 dead, some critically hurt after school bus full of 5th-graders slams off highway

  
At least two people were killed when a school bus full of middle schoolers collided with a dump truck and slammed off a New Jersey highway this morning.......

Ethics Office Refers Trump Stormy Daniels Disclosure to DoJ

  
Rachel Maddow reports on a letter from the Office of Government Ethics alerting the Department of Justice to Donald Trump's disclosure of payments to Stormy Daniels by way of Michael Cohen on his annual report.......

The Latest: Safety board not probing school bus-truck crash - Washington Post

  
Washington PostThe Latest: Safety board not probing school bus-truck crashWashington PostMOUNT OLIVE, N.J. — The Latest on a school bus crash with a dump truck in New Jersey (all times local):. 2:35 p.m.. The National Transportation Safety Board says it's not investigating the crash of a dump truck and a school bus taking children to a ...At Least 2 Dead, Many Hurt in Obliterating NJ School Bus Crash: SourcesNBC New Yorkall 186 news articles »......

Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy - Washington Post

  
Washington PostLowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economyWashington PostWASHINGTON — Women in the United States gave birth last year at the lowest rate in 30 years, a trend that could weigh on economic growth in the coming years. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics says ...and more »......

World Cup 2018: England will be tired in Russia, says Sven-Goran Eriksson

  
England will face problems with fatigue at the World Cup in Russia, says former manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.......

New eruption at Hawaii volcano prompts evacuation, produces massive ash cloud

  
The Kileaua volcano first erupted May 3. ......

'Appalled' Trudeau calls for inquiry after Canadian doctor wounded in Gaza

  
More than 60 Palestinians were killed and at least 2,700 were injured by Israeli fire on Monday. About 16 paramedics were injured and one doctor later died. Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, has deplored the shooting of a Canadian doctor by an Israeli sniper on the Gaza border and added his voice to calls for an independent investigation into Israeli fire that killed 60 Palestinians and injured thousands more during mass border protests.......

US Births Hit Lowest Number Since 1987 - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalUS Births Hit Lowest Number Since 1987Wall Street JournalAmerican women are having children at the lowest rate on record, with the number of babies born in the U.S. last year dropping to a 30-year low, federal figures released Thursday showed. Some 3.85 million babies were born last year, down 2% from 2016 ...Vital Statistics Rapid Release - CDCCDCall 51 news articles »......

Richmond police identify officer who fatally shot naked man

  
Richmond police have identified the officer who fatally shot a naked, unarmed man who they say ran onto an interstate highway after a hit-and-run.......

Trump: 'Interesting' if summit doesn't happen

  
President Trump offered another guarded response to warnings from North Korea Thursday, saying it's possible the upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un doesn't happen.......

Hawaii's Mount Kilauea: Explosive eruption at volcano

  
Kilauea volcano sends ash 30,000ft (9,100m) into the sky and residents are advised to shelter.......

Explosive eruption rocks Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

  
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit before dawn Thursday, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000ft into the sky. The explosion came after two weeks of volcanic activity and the opening of more than a dozen fissures east of the crater that spewed lava into neighborhoods, said Mike Poland, a geophysicist with the US Geological Survey. The lava destroyed has destroyed at least 26 homes and 10 other structures. The crater sits within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which has been closed since May 11 in preparation for an eruption. Officials have said they didn't expect the explosion to be deadly as long as people remained out of the closed national park. People watch at a golf course as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Wednesday Credit:  Mario Tama/ Getty  Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes. An eruption in 1924 killed one person and sent rocks, ash and dust into the air for 17 days. Scientists warned on May 9 that a drop in the lava lake at the summit might create conditions for an explosion that could fling ash and boulders the size of refrigerators into the air. Scientists predicted it would mostly release trapped steam from flash-heated groundwater released as though it was a kitchen pressure cooker. Communities a mile or two away may be showered by pea-size fragments or dusted with nontoxic ash, they said. Kilauea volcano has been erupting continuously since 1983. It's one of five volcanoes that comprise the Big Island of Hawaii, and the only one currently erupting. ......

Explosive eruption at Kilauea summit sends ash plume 25000 feet into air - Hawaii News Now

  
Hawaii News NowExplosive eruption at Kilauea summit sends ash plume 25000 feet into airHawaii News NowHuge plumes of ash poured from Halemaumau Crater as volcanic activity at the summit continued. (Image: Janice Wei). Plumes pour from Halemaumau Crater on Tuesday morning, sending ash onto surrounding communities (Image: USGS). A thick plume of ...17 de mayo de 2018 - TwitterTwitterall 283 news articles »......

A Mariachi Band Is Due To Visit Aaron Schlossberg At Work - Forward

  
ForwardA Mariachi Band Is Due To Visit Aaron Schlossberg At WorkForwardA GoFundMe was set up Wednesday to raise money to send a mariachi band to the law office of Aaron Schlossberg, who was in the news yesterday after a video circulated of him harassing customers for not speaking English and threatening to call ...and more »......

More Cohen dealings under scrutiny, as financial document leaker speaks out

  
Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime attorney, is facing renewed scrutiny over his business dealings -- as the individual who touched off the controversy by leaking his financial records speaks out on why he did it.......

Infected earwax buildup causes woman to lose hearing

  
An audiologist in the U.K. who goes by the moniker "Wax Whisperer" has shared a gruesome clip featuring a patient whose ear wax was so backed up that it had become infected.......

Florida woman smiles in mugshot after DUI crash that killed mother, officials say

  
A Florida woman sparked a fury after she was photographed smiling ear-to-ear in her mugshot following a drunk driving crash that killed a 60-year-old mother, Florida Highway Patrol said.......

Trump's motion to freeze Summer Zervos' defamation suit denied by appellate court

  
The lawsuit was filed by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice."......

Illegal immigrant charged with shootings: 'Voices' told me to shoot, gun wouldn't fire if victims were 'good'

  
An undocumented immigrant charged with wounding two people minutes apart in northern Kansas City, Mo., reportedly told investigators he heard "voices" telling him to shoot, and that the gun wouldn't fire if "they are good people."......

Satellite images show how lava seared neighborhoods

  
To get an idea of just how drastically lava flows have scorched the areas surrounding Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, take a look at these satellite images from DigitalGlobe.......

Explosive eruption at Kilauea's summit

  
An eruption from the Kilauea volcano's summit shot ash and smoke into the air early Thursday on Hawaii's Big Island, and the resulting plume is expected to cover the surrounding area, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.......

WATCH: WH: Trump was referring to MS-13 as 'animals'

  
"Frankly, I don't believe that the term the president used was strong enough," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.......

2 dead after school bus full of 5th-graders slams off highway

  
At least two people were killed when a school bus full of middle schoolers collided with a dump truck and slammed off a New Jersey highway this morning.......

California couple waterboarded kids, authorities say

  
Ten children found living in squalid conditions in a California home were waterboarded, shot at with crossbows and had scalding water poured over them by their mother and her partner, authorities said Wednesday. The abuse was detailed in a motion filed by prosecutors to increase the bail of the children's mother, 30-year-old Ina Rogers, who was ordered taken into custody and whose bail was set at $495,000. "On a continuous basis the children were getting punched, strangled, bitten, shot with weapons such as crossbows and bb guns, hit with weapons such as sticks and bats, subjected to 'waterboarding' and having scalding water poured on them," according to the motion filed by prosecutors and obtained by AFP.......

Ash fallout' alert after Hawaii volcano erupts in 30,000-foot plume

  
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - An explosive eruption spewed ash 30,000 feet (9,144 meters) into the air above Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Thursday and residents of the Big Island were warned to take shelter as the plume engulfed a wide area, authorities said. ......

Kilauea Volcano Erupts on Hawaii's Big Island, and Residents Urged to Take Shelter

  
The authorities say an 'explosive eruption" at Kilauea's summit has unleashed a hazardous ash plume that is expected to cover the surrounding area.......

The Latest: District: School bus taking kids on field trip - Washington Post

  
Washington PostThe Latest: District: School bus taking kids on field tripWashington PostMOUNT OLIVE, N.J. — The Latest on a school bus crash with a dump truck in New Jersey (all times local):. 1:30 p.m.. A New Jersey school district says that a school bus taking kids to a field trip was involved in a crash with a dump truck that left ...At Least 2 Dead, Many Hurt in Obliterating NJ School Bus Crash: SourcesNBC New Yorkall 159 news articles »......

Summit of Hawaii's Kilauea erupts, launching 30,000-foot ash plume

  
An eruption from the Kilauea volcano's summit shot ash and smoke into the air early Thursday on Hawaii's Big Island, and the resulting plume is expected to cover the surrounding area, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. ......

Italian Open: Kyle Edmund loses to Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin Del Potro injured, Rafael Nadal wins

  
British number one Kyle Edmund saves seven match points before losing to rising German star Alexander Zverev in the Italian Open last 16.......

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Oded Balilty

  
Oded Balilty is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Israeli photographer. Born and raised in Jerusalem, he began his career as a photographer for the Israeli army magazine Bamahane. In 2002, at the height of the second Palestinian uprising, Balilty joined the Associated Press.......

Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting plume of ash

  
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky.......

School bus taking kids on field trip collides with truck - Washington Post

  
Washington PostSchool bus taking kids on field trip collides with truckWashington PostMOUNT OLIVE, N.J. — A school bus taking children to a field trip at a New Jersey historic site collided with a dump truck Thursday, ripping it apart, knocking it on its side and injuring multiple people. The school bus was on the median of Interstate ...At Least 2 Dead, Many Hurt in Obliterating NJ School Bus Crash: SourcesNBC New Yorkall 169 news articles »......

UN peacekeeper killed in ambush in Central African Republic

  
The United Nations says a peacekeeper from Mauritania has been killed in Central African Republic.......

Trump donates first quarter salary to VA

  
President Donald Trump is donating his first quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs, as his search continues for a nominee to lead the agency.......

Meghan Markle's family tree includes Thomas Markle, Doria Ragland, Samantha Grant and beyond

  
Before the world watches Meghan Markle say "I do," here's what you need to know about Markle's family, ranging from yoga-teaching mother to her estranged siblings.......

Husband: Wife deported to Albania with no chance for goodbye

  
The husband of a 46-year-old suburban Detroit woman says her family was not given the opportunity to say goodbye before she was deported.......

Footage of Houston bar brawl shows patrons throwing glasses, chairs

  
The fight reportedly died down before cops arrived on the scene.......

Councilwoman criticized for calling cops terrorists

  
A controversial North Carolina councilwoman is coming under more criticism for a Twitter post that compares law enforcement officers to terrorists.......

Mo Salah's boots become a museum piece

  
He's been nicknamed the "Egyptian King" by Liverpool fans, but match-winner Mo Salah's crowning glory could be seeing his treasured boots on display in one of the world's most prestigious museums.......

Must-Do for Florida's Midterm Candidates: A Stop in Puerto Rico. Or Three.

  
Florida candidates have traveled repeatedly to the island, a sign Puerto Ricans have become an increasingly important constituency.......

US Births Dip To 30-Year Low; Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement Level - NPR

  
NPRUS Births Dip To 30-Year Low; Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement LevelNPRThe birth rate fell for nearly every group of women of reproductive age in the U.S. in 2017, reflecting a sharp drop that saw the fewest newborns since 1978, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 3,853 ...Vital Statistics Rapid Release - CDCCDCall 42 news articles »......

Emergency 911 technology struggles to keep up with the times

  
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — High school students hiding from the gunman in Parkland, Florida, were forced to whisper in calls to 911 for fear of tipping off their location. Others texted friends and family who then relayed information to emergency dispatchers over the phone.......

Painting That Hung in a Chicago Convention Center Brings Unexpected Windfall

  
A municipal agency that bought Kerry James Marshall's "Past Times" for $25,000 in 1997 sold it Wednesday night at auction for $21.1 million.......

Is Prince William In The Royal Wedding? Prince Harry's Bro Has A Special Role During The Big Event - Bustle

  
BustleIs Prince William In The Royal Wedding? Prince Harry's Bro Has A Special Role During The Big EventBustleSince Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding is almost here, it's fun to look into what the special day will entail. And it will be especially interesting to see how those closest to the husband and wife-to-be will be involved in the festivities; in ...Advice for Thomas Markle, Father of the BrideNew York TimesA guide to Prince Harry's ex-girlfriendsBusiness InsiderThe Secret Influence Behind Meghan Markle's StyleCosmopolitan.comMarkets Insider -Entertainment Tonight -Mirror.co.ukall 11,019 news articles »......

Millennials call Chick-fil-A overhyped in viral video, spark social media outrage

  
"Bland," "squishy," "salty" and "overhyped" were the words millennials used in a viral video showing them trying Chick-fil-A for the first time.......

Cops focus on teen boy previously caught with Pennsylvania teacher in steamed-up car in murder investigation

  
Police hunting for the person who gunned down a suspended Pennsylvania teacher are reportedly focusing on the teenage boy who was caught in a steamed-up car with the 33-year-old woman two years before she was shot to death on her mother's driveway.......

With one change, you can hear 'Laurel' or 'Yanny'

  
Some people hear "Laurel," others hear "Yanny," but if you want to know how the other half lives, watch this video.......

Trump fails to halt 'Apprentice' contestant's defamation lawsuit

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Thursday denied U.S. President Donald Trump's bid to halt a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of making unwanted sexual advances. ......

The Latest: Hotel guest reported hearing Vegas shots nearby - Washington Post

  
Washington PostThe Latest: Hotel guest reported hearing Vegas shots nearbyWashington PostLAS VEGAS — The Latest on the release by Las Vegas police of witness statements and officer reports in the investigation of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local):. 7:20 p.m.. A person staying in a room two floors below ...and more »......

Here's why Giuliani says Mueller can't indict the president: Read the memo

  
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has assured President Trump's legal team that he will follow DOJ guidance holding that a sitting president cannot be indicted, according to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.......

Hawaii volcano erupts anew, sends huge ash plume into sky

  
A geophysicist says a plume that's rising from the Kilauea volcano summit on Hawaii's Big Island does not contain as much ash as it did on Tuesday.......

Federal judge who ripped Mueller team obtains 'scope memo' detailing Russia probe

  
The federal judge who recently ripped into Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team has obtained a copy of the so-called "scope memo" which lays out the parameters of the Russia probe.......

Hawaii volcano: Aerial video shows smoke pouring from huge fissure

  
Fissures from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano have been filmed spitting lava, as the US Geological Survey (USGS) issued a red alert which means an eruption is imminent. With hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air, residents have had to deal with volcanic gas and lava, as well as ash which has been blasted into the sky. Scientists say earthquakes may shake loose rocks underground and open up new tunnels for lava to flow.......

Trump and the Russia investigation: What to know

  
Questions about Russia's involvement in the U.S. election have plagued the Trump administration.......

Missouri governor vows he won't quit amid allegations

  
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is drawing on his experience as a Navy SEAL to assert that he won't quit or back down despite various allegations of misconduct against him.......

Fox News to launch voter analysis polling system

  
Fox News will launch a new polling system, called the FOX News Voter Analysis, to provide results for the midterm elections this November.......

AP Explains: What's at stake in Venezuelan presidential vote

  
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a new six-year mandate — and despite crippling hyperinflation and widespread shortages of food and medicine, he is widely expected to win it.......

Why you should think twice before swimming in a hotel pool

  
Hotels set the stage for nearly a third of all disease outbreaks in the United States linked to chlorinated or treated water -- such as pools and hot tubs -- between 2000 and 2014, according to a new government report. During that 15-year period, a total of 493 outbreaks linked to treated recreational water were reported in 46 states and Puerto Rico, the report indicates. ......

The man who hates mayonnaise - and makes it pay

  
Chris Owen said people should complain when they do not get what they ordered.......

Flood watches issued in 9 states as Plains also braces for storms

  
Flood watches have been issued in nine states with more rain on the way.......

2 dead after bus full of middle schoolers collides with dump truck, slams off highway

  
At least two people were killed when a school bus full of middle schoolers collided with a dump truck and slammed off a New Jersey highway this morning.......

Venezuelan challenger Falcon aspires to vote upset

  
By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Striding a small stage in a poor hillside neighborhood of Venezuela's capital, Caracas, presidential aspirant Henri Falcon fulminates against hunger, malnutrition and hyperinflation under socialist rule. "It's time to tell Nicolas, the hunger candidate, 'Go away!' He is nothing but a nightmare for this country," Falcon shouts of incumbent leftist leader Nicolas Maduro, who is favored to win the OPEC nation's election on Sunday. In the most subdued election campaign in living memory, Maduro's main rival has failed to ignite the masses or bring into his fold major opposition leaders, who are boycotting the vote on grounds it is rigged.......

Nikolas Cruz's Brother Says Parkland Gunman 'Wasn't Aware of How Many People He Killed' in Massacre

  
Zachary Cruz says his brother told him "his demons got to him" following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.......

Michael Keaton Ends Kent State Commencement Speech With 'I'm Batman'

  
Actor Michael Keaton ended his commencement address at Kent State University's......

Iran allies round on surprise Iraq vote winner

  
Iran and its allies were mustering a bid Wednesday to limit the role of fiery Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr in Iraq's next government after his shock election win reshaped the country's political landscape. The preacher, who was the bete noire of American forces during the US invasion, captured the most seats in parliament after his improbable alliance with Iraq's communists tapped popular anger over corruption and foreign interference. Fanar Haddad, an Iraq analyst at the University of Singapore, said it was "mathematically, legally and constitutionally" possible for Sadr's rivals to form a coalition government without members of his victorious Marching Towards Reform alliance.......

How Much Time Does The BMW M5 Need To Hit 186 MPH?

  
Spoiler alert: Not a lot.......

Giuliani: Mueller cannot indict the president

  
Rudy Giuliani said Robert Mueller's team said it can't indict a sitting president, based on longstanding Justice Department guidelines. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.......

'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' revealed May 17

  
The next entry to the "Call of Duty" action game franchise, "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4" is to be revealed live online in a May 17, 2018 event starting 10am PT / 1pm ET / 5pm UTC / 3am Sydney.......

'Ash fallout' alert after Hawaii volcano erupts in 30,000-foot plume

  
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - An explosive eruption sent ash spewing 30,000 feet (9,144 meters) into the air above Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Thursday and residents of the Big Island were warned to shelter in place as the plume engulfed a wide area, authorities said. ......

Trump Says Russia Inquiry's Overreach Is a Scandal 'Bigger Than Watergate!'

  
Mr. Trump tweeted that a confidential informant embedded in his presidential campaign would be a scandal bigger than Watergate, inviting comparisons.......

Ebola Spreads to Major Congo City, Raising Risk of Larger Contagion

  
The arrival of the disease in Mbandaka, a bustling port city, is "a game changer," a World Health Organization official said.......

State takes control of special education at Chicago schools

  
The state of Illinois has taken control of special education at Chicago Public Schools after concluding a 2016 overhaul by the nation's third-largest school system violated federal law.......

New Jersey school board member apologizes to police chief she called 'skinhead'

  
The New Jersey Board of Education member who is facing pressure to resign after being accused of trying to "manipulate" a cop during a traffic stop says she has personally apologized to the police chief that she was caught on video calling a "skinhead."......

French official: Friend of attacker faces accomplice charge

  
The French prosecutor's office says that a close friend of the young man who carried out a deadly knife attack in Paris before being killed by police is appearing before a judge and is expected to be handed preliminary charges as an accomplice.......

Connecticut storms spawned 2 additional tornados, 4 total

  
The National Weather Service has confirmed that two additional tornadoes struck in western Connecticut during this week's severe storms, bringing the total to four.......

Chief US hurricane forecaster: Education key to storm prep

  
The new U.S. National Hurricane Center director says learning about specific storm hazards is key to preparing for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season.......

Britain's main stock market closes at record high

  
Britain's FTSE 100 index of leading shares has closed at a record high.......

Why Americans are having fewer children

  
US birthrates hit "another record low" in 2017, according to a report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics.......

Watch troops rehearse for the big day

  
Members of the British Armed Forces took to the streets of Windsor to rehearse their roles ahead of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.......

Watch John Travolta dance with 50 Cent

  
John Travolta was filmed throwing down some dad moves with rapper 50 Cent at the Cannes Film Festival.......

US officials believe North Korea is posturing ahead of summit

  
After a day spent assessing North Korea's threats to scrap a planned summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, US officials have largely determined that Kim is posturing ahead of talks and don't believe the meeting is in real jeopardy, according to administration aides.......

Trump: 'Congratulations' to America on anniversary of Mueller probe

  
President Donald Trump sarcastically congratulated America Thursday on the one-year anniversary of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, maintaining that there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians.......

'Touching the trophy' curse strikes again in European final

  
Footballers are known to be a superstitious bunch.......

This is what it's like on the ground on Hawaii's Big Island

  
Multiple fissures have cracked open since the Kilauea volcano erupted on May 3. CNN's Stephanie Elam shows what it's like on the ground.......

These diamonds are from one of our solar system's 'lost planets'

  
When an asteroid fell to Earth in 2008 and landed in Sudan's Nubian Desert, researchers weren't expecting to find diamonds from a lost planet inside. ......

The historic venue for the royal wedding

  
For Meghan Markle, it's all obviously going to be very different the second time around. For a start, there's the setting: it should feel rather different under foot. ......

The harrowing, wild and totally unpredictable last 24 hours in Trumpworld

  
President Donald Trump has almost single-handedly redefined the pace, breadth and scope of news in his first 17 months in office. What would have been massive bombshells that might dominate a month -- or more -- of coverage of past White Houses become just one in a laundry list of big stories coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in a given week.......

Summit of Hawaii's Kilauea erupts, launching plume of ash and smoke

  
An eruption from the Kilauea volcano's summit shot ash and smoke into the air early Thursday on Hawaii's Big Island, and the resulting plume is expected to cover the surrounding area, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. ......

Scientists transplant memory from one snail to another

  
It's the kind of study science fiction dreams are made of: A team of neurobiologists at UCLA successfully "transplanted" a memory from the nervous system of one snail into another. ......

Saudi Arabia 'looks to the future' with Formula E race

  
Formula E will make its Middle East debut in December with next season's opening race set to take place in Saudi Arabia.......

Restored World War II bomber unveiled

  
Seventy-five years after its last bombing run in World War II, the newly restored Memphis Belle is on display at the National Museum of the US Air Force in Ohio.......

Is this artificial 'Surf Ranch' the future of the sport?

  
He was worried he might have created a monster, but legendary surfer Kelly Slater is convinced his artificial wave can take surfing into the future.......

'Horrific' accident reported involving school bus in New Jersey

  
A school bus and a dump truck were involved in a serious accident Thursday morning in Mount Olive Township in Morris County, New Jersey, according to the township's mayor and a verified tweet from New Jersey State Police. ......

Ebola outbreak enters 'new phase' as it spreads to large city

  
An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has entered a "new phase" after it spread to a large city, the country's health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, said Wednesday.......

Arsenal superfan shares favorite Wenger moments

  
It's the end of an era in football. Arsene Wenger clears his desk today at Arsenal after 22 years at the helm. ......

A possible new weapon against eczema: live bacteria

  
With two decades of medical education, training, and research under my belt, I have finally reached the stage in my career when I can proudly state that I intentionally spray people in the face with live bacteria.......

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City manager signs new deal to 2021

  
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola agrees a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2021.......

Mueller's office files unredacted memo outlining scope of Russia probe: filing

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office notified a federal court in Virginia on Thursday it had filed under seal an unredacted memorandum that is expected to shed light on the scope of his wide-ranging probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. ......

Judge Rejects CBS Move to Strip Shari Redstone's Control of Company

  
The ruling was a victory for Ms. Redstone in her effort to merge CBS with its corporate sibling, Viacom, over the objections of Leslie Moonves, the network's chief executive.......

New Jersey school bus crash involving dump truck leaves multiple people injured

  
Multiple injuries were reported after a school bus and dump truck collided Thursday on an interstate in New Jersey.......

Hawaii volcano's 'explosive' eruption sends ash plume soaring, prompts warning

  
An "explosive" eruption from Hawaii's Kilauea summit sent a plume of ash soaring 30,000 feet into the air Thursday morning that threatened to cover parts of the Big Island, as residents nearby are being urged to shelter in place.......

Royal wedding 2018: Windsor's glimpse of Meghan and Harry

  
Crowds lined the streets as Windsor was taken over by a rehearsal of the carriage procession.......

Parkland survivor aims to boost 'unacceptable' youth vote turnout

  
Instead of going to college this fall, Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school senior Ryan Deitsch will focus on turning out the youth vote in November's midterm elections in hopes of a fresh push for stricter gun control laws. Deitsch and other student survivors of the 14 February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, brought hundreds of thousands of Americans to the streets this spring for the March for Our Lives, a protest for stricter gun control laws that sparked hundreds of rallies across the country.......

New York man caught on camera threatening to get Spanish-speaking restaurant workers deported

  
A New York man has sparked outrage by assailing restaurant workers who were speaking Spanish with customers. "My guess is they're not documented, so my next call is to [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to have each one of them kicked out of my country," he says, waving his cell phone. Video of the incident posted to Facebook by Edward Suazo had been viewed more than 4.7m times by Thursday morning.......

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