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Ute Park Fire burns nearly 32,000 acres; Rain to diminish by Monday

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 15:08

After rain and thunderstorms cross the site of the Ute Park Fire in northeastern New Mexico, dry weather will quickly return early this week.


Deployed soldier surprises son at graduation

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 14:30

U.S. Army Sgt. Damon Solomon surprised his son Tyler at his high school graduation Saturday in Marshfield, Massachusetts.


The most disturbing parts of the arrest warrant for America's Golden State serial killer suspect

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 13:44

On Friday, a judge unsealed parts of the arrest warrant for Joseph DeAngelo - the 72-year-old former police officer who is accused of committing serial rape and murder across California beginning 40 years ago. The heavily redacted document describes how police finally found the Golden State Killer suspect by his DNA — tracking Mr DeAngelo through a genealogy website and rooting through his trash. The Golden State Killer was one of the most prolific predators in US history, sometimes invading different houses on consecutive nights, sometimes returning to the same neighbourhood so often that the people who lived there slept in shifts.


Baby Reunites With Deputy Who Delivered Him on Side of Road in Florida

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:56

The baby is doing well.


51 Taco Recipes To Talk About

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:42


Italy can no longer serve as 'Europe's refugee camp' says Matteo Salvini, as he pledges to push EU for stricter controls 

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:36

Declaring that Italy can no longer serve as “Europe’s refugee camp,” newly installed interior minister Matteo Salvini pledged on Sunday to press EU officials for asylum law reform that allows stricter controls on illegal immigration. During a visit to one of Europe’s most grim migrant reception centres in the southern Sicilian port of Pozzallo, Mr Salvini said tragic shipwrecks off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey that left dozens dead over the weekend could have been prevented.   “Every life is sacred – to save lives you have to stop the departures of these death boats, which is a lucrative business for some and a disgrace for the rest of the world," said Mr Salvini, who was sworn in as interior minister Friday as part of the new populist government formed by his far-Right League and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement.  The attempt to shape the migration issue around saving lives was a shift in rhetoric for the young firebrand who rose to power on an anti-immigration platform promising to boot out more than 500,000 people with a “kick in the a***.”  On Saturday he told a rally in the north: "The good times for illegals is over - get ready to pack your bags". But while softening his delivery for a broader European audience, his message in advance of an EU meeting on asylum policy on Tuesday remained unchanged.  Matteo Salvini at the end of the Republic Day ceremony on June 2 Credit: Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Getty Images Europe “Fewer landings and more expatriations. It is not a hard line, just common sense," Mr Salvini , who joins a long list of Italian leaders to call for changes in the EU’s Dublin Treaty, which mandates that asylum seekers are processed in the country of their arrival. The visit came as Tunisia's defence ministry said more than 35 migrants were killed when their boat sank off the country's coast on Sunday.  Earlier in the day, nine migrants, including six children, drowned when a boat capsized off Turkey.  After nearly three months of political chaos, leaders of Italy’s new populist governing coalition were eager to show they’re ready to go to work.  Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio posted video of himself settling into his new office, while Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte took calls from fellow European leaders, including German chancellor Angela Merkel, who invited him to Berlin for “open and constructive” talks.  “I will openly approach and work with the new Italian government rather than speculating on its intentions,” she told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper. “Germany has an elementary interest in an effective Europe.” The German chancellor refused to be drawn on fears the new government may pull Italy out of the Euro. “It is my basic belief that every election result and every democratically elected government deserves respect,” she said.   Mrs Merkel also said she wanted to talk with Italian leaders about helping young people find work and restated her belief that a common asylum system is the answer to Europe’s migration concerns.  “We need uniform procedures at the European external borders, and the Frontex European border management agency has to become a real European border police. At the final stage, we need a common European refugee agency, which carries out all asylum procedures at the external borders on the basis of a single European asylum law.” About | Lega Mr Salvini was quick to capitalize on Germany’s support, telling reporters outside the fenced Pozzallo hotspot “even Merkel says Italy has been left too long on its own.” A small group of protesters held up “welcome refugees” banners outside the centre during Mr Salvini’s visit, expressing concerns that the leader’s  rhetoric could incite violence against the already vulnerable population.  Police are investigating two separate attacks against migrants over the weekend in southern Italy, including the death of a 29-year-old old migrant from Mali, who was shot in the head by an unidentified gunman from several hundred metres away as he entered an abandoned factory Saturday night to search for scrap metal to sell on the black market.  Two other men present were also wounded. All were registered residents of the San Ferdinando tent city near Vibo Valentia, one of Italy’s worst migrant ghettos.  In Naples, a Pakistani kebab shop owner was hospitalised after a group of men burst into his eatery and beat him with motorcycle helmets.


Californians picking governor, Senate candidates in primary

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:33

California's primary election is Tuesday and includes races for governor, U.S. Senate and other statewide offices, all 53 U.S. House districts and most seats in the state Legislature. The top two vote-getters in each contest will advance to the November general election, regardless of their political party. Californians also will vote on five propositions placed on the ballot by the Legislature.


Dancing FBI agent accidentally shoots bar patron in Denver: police

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:19

The agent was taken to police headquarters, Putnam said, and later released to an Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisor. The Denver District Attorney's office will decide whether to press any charges against the agent. Denver district attorney spokesman Ken Lane said by email on Sunday morning that the DA's office had no comment as the incident remains under investigation by the Denver Police.


Correction: Spelling Bee story

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:17

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — In a story June 1 about the Scripps National Spelling Bee, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jashun Paluru finished fourth. He finished in a tie for third.


Whale Found In Thailand Dies From Eating Over 80 Plastic Bags

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:00

A whale found in a canal in southern Thailand has died after eating more than


Wounded RFK aide from shooting still pushing RFK legacy

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 11:42

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Schrade had an up-close view of the Kennedy dynasty in the 1960s.


Georgia Cop Fired After Video Shows Him Hitting A Suspect With His Car

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 11:31

A Georgia police officer has lost his job after dashcam video from his patrol


Six dead after militants attack Pakistan border posts

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 11:07

Six militants have been killed after a thwarted attack on Pakistan army posts along the country's border with Afghanistan, the military said Sunday. Five soldiers were injured in two separate attacks in Balochistan, a restive province in Pakistan's south, and the tribal district of Bajaur in the country's far north. "Security forces responded effectively and repulsed attacks, killing six terrorists," the military said in a statement, adding that four troops from the paramilitary Frontier Corps and an Air Force soldier had been injured.


The Singapore hotel where top brass, dealers and spies rub shoulders

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 10:54

By Greg Torode SINGAPORE (Reuters) - For the region's military officers, diplomats, weapons manufacturers and spies, there are few livelier places than the lobby of Singapore's Shangri-La hotel around mid-year. Here, beneath pillared ceilings and chandeliers, they gather for an annual informal bash - called the Shangri-La Dialogue - organized by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies. This year's chapter was held at the weekend and the chatter was particularly lively given the strategic shifts shaking Asia, from North Korea to rapidly-evolving rivalry between India and China.


Lego Bugatti Chiron: 3599 Pieces of Awesome

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 10:30

Comprised of 3599 pieces, with a true W16 engine and a working eight-speed gearbox, it's almost as good as the real Chiron.


Trio reach Earth from ISS with football slated for World Cup

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 10:26

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov made it back to Earth Sunday along with an official match football that could be used later this month in the opening game of the World Cup in Moscow. Shkaplerov, Scott Tingle of the United States and Norishige Kanai of Japan touched down on the Kazakh steppe on time at 1239 GMT after a 168-day mission aboard the International Space Station. Footage from the Russian space agency Roscosmos showed the Soyuz descent module carrying the three touch down as recovery helicopters circled over the landing site.


Philippines' Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' words

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 09:30

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to Kuwait on Sunday for his "harsh" words at the height of a months-long diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers. The spat began in February when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer's freezer in the Gulf state, prompting Duterte to lash out at the "inhuman" treatment of migrant workers and ban workers from travelling to Kuwait. Authorities in Manila say around 262,000 Filipinos worked in Kuwait before February, with many employed as household maids.


Democrats Are Blaming A Big-Spending Candidate For A Potential Disaster In California

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 08:50

National operatives are increasingly worried no Democrat will advance to the


Teacher who fed live puppy to turtle in front of pupils charged with animal cruelty

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 07:22

A US science teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of his students has been charged with animal cruelty. The turtle was seized by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture after the incident on 7 March and has since been “humanely euthanised” because it is considered an invasive species. When the initial story was first reported, Mr Crosland was described as “a bully who should not be allowed near impressionable young people” by the UK charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).


Best Cell-Phone Plans for Seniors

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 06:00

Getting older has its benefits, especially if you’re looking to save some money on your wireless cell-phone service. In early May, Sprint rolled out a new offer for people 55 and up, countering a...


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