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Sarah Sanders won't amend Trump Tower story, blasts reporters instead

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:17

“I think you all know I’m an honest person,” the White House press secretary says.

Trump's Education Secretary Says School Safety Commission Won't Look at Role of Guns in School Shootings

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:04

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the Federal Commission on School Safety —established in response to the deadly Parkland shooting — won’t look into the role of guns in school shootings

Administration sharks circle Atlantic's only national marine monument

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:57

It’s been six months since Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Trump reduce or eliminate the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Marine Monument and open it to commercial exploitation. Scientists and conservationists are mulling over the fate of this blue park as the White House sits on Zinke’s guidance.

Teacher Under Investigation For Mocking Black Child's Hair In Instagram Post

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:07

A substitute teacher in Canada is being investigated for posting a photo on

Kris Kobach fires back at criticism over machine-gun stunt

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:02

The Kansas secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate uses a parade appearance to push his support of guns.

Defining freedom — Magnum Photos’ square print sale

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:37

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of 1968, Magnum Photos is offering a set of prints that explore the meaning of freedom today.

Minnesota Woman's Children Announce Her Death With Truly Nasty Obituary

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:04

When a person dies, you should speak only well of them, but for one Minnesota

Celebrities, Designers React To Kate Spade's Death At 55

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:55

Celebrities and designers reacted with shock and sadness Tuesday after news

Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in her New York apartment

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:41

Her death has rocked not only the fashion world, but the legions of women who embraced her stylish handbags and made them a fashion staple.

Israeli army says didn't deliberately kill Palestinian nurse in Gaza

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:31

The Israeli military said on Tuesday initial findings from an investigation into the killing of a Palestinian nurse during protests on the Gaza border showed that she was not shot deliberately. Gaza health officials and witnesses said Israeli forces shot dead 21-year-old Razan al-Najar, a volunteer medic, as she ran toward the border fence, east of the south Gaza town of Khan Younis, in a bid to reach a casualty last Friday. The Israeli military said Palestinian militants had attacked its troops along the border with gunfire and a grenade.

California votes today, with control of Congress in play

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:18

For the next 24 hours, California will be the center of the political universe — with repercussions that will almost certainly reshape this fall’s high-stakes midterm elections. Here’s everything you need to know about Tuesday’s key Golden State primaries.

The Boldest Looks From The 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:01

Some of the fashion industry's biggest stars stepped out Monday night for the

'Cockroaches Were Crawling All Over Me.' Josh Holt Describes Deplorable Conditions in Venezuelan Jail

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:16

'I was literally just laying in the ground in my underwear and just sweating as cockroaches were crawling all over me'

Ella Whistler, 13-Year-Old Shot at Indiana Middle School, Has 'Long Road to Recovery'

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 08:56

A student shot Ella and another teacher before he was tackled.

Firefighter is Hailed as a Hero For Comforting Little Girl After Car Crash

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 08:21

The touching photo is warming hearts nationwide.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Render Imagines Model's Future Beyond 2022

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 08:09

The Giulietta will be getting a facelift by 2022, but we're using our crystal ball to illustrate the next-gen model.

RFK's final journey — The funeral train of 1968

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 07:18

Robert Kennedy’s funeral train traveled on June 8, 1968 –- a sweltering hot early summer day. Paul Fusco, then a staff photographer for Look magazine, photographed the people who lined the tracks to pay their respects.

A Former Intelligence Official Has Been Charged With Espionage for Trying to Sell Secrets to China

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 04:40

Ron Rockwell Hansen allegedly tried to sell tech and military secrets to China

Iran tells UN of plan to enrich uranium in response to US withdrawal from nuclear deal

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 04:33

A war of words between Israel and Iran escalated on Tuesday after Tehran informed the UN’s nuclear watchdog it was beginning the process of increasing its capacity to enrich uranium. Yisrael Katz, Israel's intelligence minister, called for a military coalition against Iran if the Islamic Republic was to defy the world powers who signed a nuclear deal with Iran. "If the Iranians don't surrender now, and try to return" to unsupervised uranium enrichment, "there should be a clear statement by the President of the United States and all of the Western coalition," he said. The message should be that "if the Iranians return" to enriching uranium that could enable them to build a nuclear bomb, "a military coalition will be formed against them," Mr Katz told Israeli public radio. Technicians of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation in a control room supervise resumption of activities at the Uranium Conversion Facility in Isfahan, Iran Credit: Reuters Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's ultimate authority, said on Monday he had ordered preparations to increase uranium enrichment capacity if a 2015 nuclear deal falls apart after the US withdrawal from it last month. Under the agreement with the US, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China, Iran strictly limited uranium enrichment capacity to satisfy the powers that it could not be used to develop atomic bombs. In return the Islamic Republic saw a partial lifting of US and international sanctions. Tehran is permitted to increase its enrichment efficiency by the end of the next decade just before the deal is set to expire. But speeding up preparations now could allow Iran to ramp up production more quickly after that date.  Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s atomic energy organisation, said work had begun on the infrastructure for building advanced centrifuges at Natanz facility. Mr Salehi said they would remain within the framework of the 2015 accord but that it marked an increase in the pace of the nuclear programme. Diplomats told the Telegraph they viewed it as a “warning shot” to Europe. “Following a first assessment, the announced steps per se are not a violation of the JCPOA (the acronym for the accord),” said a spokesman for Federica Mogherini, European Union policy chief. “However, at this particularly critical juncture, they will not contribute to build confidence in the nature of the Iranian nuclear programme.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joint press conference in Berlin Credit: Getty Iranian authorities have said that if the European countries failed to keep the pact alive, Tehran had several options, including resuming its 20 percent uranium enrichment.  Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, yesterday began a three-tour of Europe with the aim of convincing the signoratories to back out of the accord and support his push for tighter measures on Tehran. During a meeting with Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, in Berlin she said that while she had concerns about the 2015 deal it remained the best option available to prevent an arms race in the region.  Mr Netanyahu is to meet Emmanuel Macron, France's president, in Paris, later today and Theresa May tomorrow. 

Fighter pilot dies in Indian jet crash

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 04:26

An Indian Air Force pilot was killed Tuesday after his fighter jet crashed near the country's border with Pakistan, officials said. Sanjay Chauhan was on a routine training mission in the remote Kutch desert region of Gujarat state when he crashed, air force officials said. More than 170 Air Force pilots have died in accidents in the past three decades, mostly in incidents involving Soviet-era MiGs -- unflatteringly dubbed "flying coffins".