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Children and Pregnant Woman Among 26 Killed After Gunman Opens Fire At Texas Church: Reports

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 15:05

The pastor's 14-year-old daughter was among the dead.

The Russia that Russians see

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 15:00

Right at the top of The Christian Science Monitor’s Daily Edition are two words: “Perspective matters.” Those words come from the mission and lived experience of the Monitor. For this week’s cover story, Sara Miller Llana visited Russia for the first time to write on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. Arthur has worked extensively with cover story coauthor Fred Weir, who is one of the most contrarian Russia correspondents in the Western press – frequently looking at stories from a Russian perspective.

Richard Dreyfuss' Son Says Kevin Spacey Groped Him As A Teen

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:50

Actor Harry Dreyfuss, the son of Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, says that actor Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted him as a teen, adding his name to a growing list of accusers.

Multiple People Killed in Texas Church Shooting

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:23

A man opened fire inside of a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing multiple people and wounding others before being "taken down," authorities said.

Israel holds bodies of 5 Gaza militants after tunnel blast: army

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:17

Israel's army said Sunday it is holding the bodies of five Palestinian militants found after it blew up a tunnel last week stretching from the Gaza Strip into its territory. Israeli media said they would most likely be retained as bargaining chips to retrieve the bodies of soldiers believed to be held by the strip's Hamas rulers. The military stressed that the Palestinian bodies were found in Israeli territory following the operation to blow up the tunnel that left at least 12 militants dead.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Failed To Disclose Ties To Vladimir Putin

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:02

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross shares business interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s immediate family, a connection that he failed to disclose earlier this yearduring his confirmation hearing for his Cabinet post, The Guardian reports.

The Latest: Saudi crown prince shocks kingdom with arrests

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:20

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on Saudi Arabia, where dozens of princes and former ministers have been arrested as authorities announce an anti-corruption drive (all times local):

Man Allegedly Used Ice Cream Truck To Lure And Sexually Assault Children: Police

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:18

He is being held on $1 million bond.

Man Meets Biological Sister For First Time After She Was Switched At Birth 39 Years Ago

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:41

The family could not believe the rumors they'd heard all these years had been true.

Jimmy Fallon's Mother Dies Of Undisclosed Illness

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:12

“Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon’s mother died at a New York hospital on Saturday, HuffPost confirmed, a day after he canceled a taping of his NBC program.

Asia Argento Tells Uma Thurman ‘We Need’ Your Voice After Her Response to Weinstein Goes Viral

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 11:42

She’s shared credits with him in seven movies, but when it comes to the flood of sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, Uma Thurman is staying mum… for now.

Could Solar Technology be the Answer to Puerto Rico’s Problems?

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 11:02

While more than 60 percent of Puerto Rico is still without power, the lights are on at a Children’s Hospital in San Juan thanks to more than 800 brand new solar panels.

Supermodel Kate Upton Marries Astros' Justin Verlander Just Days After His World Series Win

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 10:19

Capping off a perfect week after watching her fiancé win the world series, supermodel Kate Upton is now a married woman

The North Korea Crisis Looms Over Trump's Visit To Japan

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 10:16

Shortly after dawn on Aug. 29, residents of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido awoke to sirens, emergency alerts and breaking news banners urging them to take cover and brace for an imminent attack.

DNC Chairman Promises To Reform Party's Presidential Nominating Process

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 09:04

In a Saturday blogpost, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez vowed to enact reforms to the party’s presidential nominating process aimed at ensuring that “the new DNC will work to rebuild trust with the people we represent.”

1 family has survived 5 generations of Houston storms: Mine

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 08:29

HOUSTON (AP) — I returned to the city of my birth a few weeks ago, to a place that had drowned after a monster storm brought more than a year's worth of rain and sent its bayous and reservoirs overflowing. Hurricane Harvey had long left Houston, but its legacy lived on — in the ashy floors of Aunt Christine's home and the mold of Cousin Esther's house and the buckets that still sat scattered across the living room at Mom and Dad's to catch leaks.

Reshaping Iraq After the Defeat of the Islamic State

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 07:19

A post–Islamic State Iraq may prove more dangerous than an Iraq with an Islamic State presence. Iraq’s anti-ISIS war is quickly drawing to an end. ISIS fighters are routed and Iraqi sovereignty over territories, held by the Islamic State from June 2014, has been re-imposed.

America's Efforts to Subdue North Korea Will Fail—Unless China Gets Involved

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 07:15

The U.S. strategy of imposing “maximum pressure” and the Chinese strategy of addressing North Korean threat perceptions through engagement are mutually conflicting. President Donald Trump will visit Beijing on November 8, against the background of North Korea’s repeated threat to detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean and an increasing sense of cluelessness among the international community about how to deal with Pyongyang. One thing is certain when Trump meets President Xi Jinping in Beijing: he will push very hard for China to impose stronger pressure on North Korea.

Here Is Why the U.S. Marines Want Their Own Anti-Ship Missiles

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 07:11

The Marines want to be more than cargo for the Navy to transport—they want to help control the seas. The Marines have put just published a request for ideas on how to develop weapons for a coastal defense system.

Netanyahu associates grilled in German submarine graft probe: report

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 06:36

Two lawyers close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were questioned Sunday over their roles in suspected corruption around the purchase of German submarines, media reports and police said. Police said they had detained "two senior lawyers for questioning as part of the (submarine) affair," refusing however to confirm their identity at this stage. Israeli media identified both as being close to Netanyahu, naming one as David Shimron, a relative of Netanyahu and his family lawyer who also represented German industrial giant ThyssenKrupp in Israel.