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Bodycam Footage From Harrowing First Moments of Police Response to Las Vegas Shooting Is Released

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:15

Officers huddled with concertgoers, led terrified people to safety and helped the wounded.

U.S. returns stolen 525-year-old Columbus letter to Vatican

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:55

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A 525-year-old copy of a letter by Christopher Columbus that was stolen from the Vatican was returned on Thursday after joint sleuthing by U.S. Homeland Security agents and Holy See antiquity experts. "We are returning it to its rightful owner," said U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, Callista Gingrich, at a handover ceremony in a frescoed room of the Vatican Library, which houses tens of thousands of rare, historic items. One of the Latin letters, printed in Rome by Stephan Plannack in 1493, found its way into the Vatican Library.

DNA leads to breakthrough in grisly French cold case

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:52

Police investigating a three-decade-old murder that mystified France said Thursday they had finally identified a four-year-old girl whose mutilated body was found by a motorway and arrested her parents on suspicion of killing her. The little girl's body, bearing the signs of horrific abuse including burns from an iron and human bite marks, was found in August 1987 in a ditch alongside the A10 motorway in central France. The grisly murder sparked what was France's biggest ever investigation at the time, with the girl's photograph posted in public places and an alert sent to more than 30 countries, but it was declared unsolved in 1997.

Honda Civic Type R Vs. Ford Focus RS: A Battle Of Philosophy

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:00

Two radically different approaches to hot-hatch bliss.

Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting Way Faster Than Expected, Scientists Warn

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:23

The Antarctic ice sheet is melting at a faster rate than at any previously

American detained in Vietnam after joining protests

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:59

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An American citizen of Vietnamese descent has been detained in Vietnam after joining a protest over a controversial draft law on special economic zones that protesters fear would favor Chinese investors.

Roseanne Barr Now Says 'Planet of The Apes' Tweet Was About Anti-Semitism

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:00

A Roseanne Barr tweet storm Wednesday night produced another head-scratching

Nick Jonas And Priyanka Chopra's Styles Over The Years, Side By Side

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:45

Ever since Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra hit the red carpet at the 2017 Met

Sessions takes on microaggressions. He’s right.

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:00

The Justice Department exists to enforce constitutional protections — none more than the right to free expression. And too many college presidents seem to have forgotten that they exist to teach students the value (and sometimes the cost) of those protections.

Former Rolls-Royce engineer 'arrested under Official Secrets Act' amid fears China tried to obtain F-35 fighter jet details

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 02:30

A man in his 70s has been arrested as part of a probe under the Official Secrets Act, police said on Thursday, amid reports he was a former Rolls-Royce engineer suspected of divulging secrets about Britain's new stealth fighter to China. Scotland Yard said the man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and taken to a police station in Derbyshire before being released under investigation. A search at an address in Derbyshire was ongoing while a search warrant was also executed at an office address in the West Midlands. The man was named by the Sun as  Bryn Jones, a former chief combustion technologist, who it said had been detained in connection with efforts by China to obtain classified information about Britain's new £100million RAF stealth fighter jet. The 73-year-old former Rolls-Royce employee was reportedly held after MI5 received information that classified details were passed to Beijing. Factfile | F-35 Lightning II fighter He was detained in an “ultra-discreet” swoop by officers from Scotland Yard’s SO15 counter-terrorism command at his home on Tuesday, it was reported. Mr Jones, who describes himself as a “visiting professor” in “gas turbine combustion” at the Aeronautical Uni­versity of Xian, central China, denies any wrongdoing, the newspaper reported.  The investigation reportedly centres on information about the F-35 Lightning II jet, which arrived in Britain last week.  Britain has committed to buying 138 F-35 fighter aircraft and has so far bought 48 at a cost of £9.1 billion.   The F-35 programme is the world’s largest defence development, worth over $1.3trillion. UK industry provides 15 per cent of each of the 3,000 aircraft currently on the order books and at peak production 25,000 British jobs will be supported throughout the supply chain.  

Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rate

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:15

The recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have cast a spotlight on a jarring spike in suicides worldwide and on the importance of confronting the issue. More than 800,000 commit suicide annually around the world and suicide is listed as the second highest cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 29, according to the World Health Organization. "It is difficult to explain, but this may be due in part to the opioid epidemic and economic factors that may have a stronger impact in the US than other developed countries because we do not have as comprehensive a protective health and social safety net as most European countries," said David Brent, a psychiatry professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

'Like Dominoes.' Brushfire Destroys Homes in Utah Tourist Town as Wildfires Menace U.S. West

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 22:11

A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday.

UN Assembly blames Israel for Gaza violence, but not Hamas

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:55

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a Palestinian-backed resolution Wednesday blaming Israel for violence in Gaza and deploring its "excessive use of force," after narrowly rejecting a U.S. demand to add a condemnation of attacks on Israel by Gaza's Hamas rulers.

EPA workforce 'disgusted' by Scott Pruitt's scandals and priorities, official says

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:39

A demoralized workforce watching as its agency is dismantled by the very people charged to lead it: That is the grim state of affairs depicted by John J. O’Grady, a longtime employee in the Chicago field office of the Environmental Protection Agency, which is tasked with protecting the nation’s air and water, while preventing the exposure of citizens to harmful chemicals. The agency is doing none of that, in O’Grady’s telling, with career officials watching in dismay as EPA administrator Scott Pruitt seemingly lurches from one scandal to another while doing the bidding of oil barons and the chemical lobby. “Morale is not good,” O’Grady said of the agency’s 14,000 employees.

Trump heaps praise on 'tough guy' Kim Jong Un

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:47

The president again downplays the North Korean leader's repressive acts.

Jamie Foxx 'Emphatically Denies' Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:43

A lawyer representing actor Jamie Foxx put out a statement on the star's

Woman Gets Head Stuck In Exhaust Pipe

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:01

That's trucked up!

WHERE ARE THE BUNS? Whataburger removes white buns and Texas toast from restaurants in 3 states

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:42

Less that a day after In-N-Out burger had to close all its Texas restaurants over hamburger bun quality, Whataburger is also facing a bread blunder.

Big hairy eyeball of an IG report to be released Thursday

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:19

Rachel Maddow reminds viewers that the inspector general's report on the FBI and Justice Department's handling of the Clinton e-mail investigation is expected to be released Thursday afternoon. All 500 pages of it.