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Malian migrant 'hero' meets French President Macron

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 06:49

Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian migrant, received a certificate of bravery and dedication and a medal from the French President Macron after he saved a child hanging from a ledge. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


Facebook’s Health Groups Offer A Lifeline, But Privacy Concerns Linger

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 05:45

When Mel Neve founded her Facebook group Women with PTSD United four years


BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Filmed At Villa d'Este 2018

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 04:12

We can only hope the production version will look that good.


Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out 'vog'

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 03:04

HONOLULU (AP) — Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has had it all over the past three weeks: molten rock shooting toward the sky, lava oozing from the ground and ash clouds rising miles into the air.


Hormel Recalls 228,000 Pounds Of Spam

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 03:02

Hormel Food Corp. is recalling more than 228,000 pounds of canned pork and


Earthquake shakes northeast China, but no apparent damage

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 02:13

BEIJING (AP) — A moderate earthquake shook northeastern China early Monday, but no damage or injuries have been reported.


Coffee shop racism; where America's racial divisions are exposed

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 02:00

Starbucks will close more than 8,000 on Tuesday May to conduct ‘racial-bias education’ following the arrest of two black men in one of its cafes. When two black men were arrested in a Starbucks store in Philadelphia in April, it prompted a national debate. Many believe such incidents do not only happen at Starbucks.


Giuliani says informant info key to giving Mueller interview

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 00:31

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified information shared with select lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's election meddling, Trump's personal lawyer says.


Ex-CIA Chief Says Trump Will 'Throw Anything At The Wall' To Hurt Mueller Probe

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 00:10

George W. Bush's CIA chief Michael Hayden dismissed Donald Trump's "spygate"


Mother of 'nut rage' Korean Air heiress questioned

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 23:30

The scandal engulfing the Korean Air dynasty widened Monday as 69-year-old matriarch Lee Myung-hee faced police questioning over allegations she assaulted employees including household staff and construction workers renovating her home. Lee's two daughters, who held management positions at South Korea's top carrier, became viral sensations for their own temper tantrums which were dubbed the "nut rage" and "water rage" scandals online. "I am sorry for causing trouble," a bespectacled Lee said with her head lowered as she walked past throngs of journalists before entering a Seoul police office.


Real-life 'Spider-Man' who climbed building to save child to meet with French president

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 22:38

It's surely a stunt out of a Hollywood film. A man's dramatic climb up the side of a building to rescue a child in Paris earned him widespread praise, plus a meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron. SEE ALSO: NASA shares the story of how a SpaceX launch completely melted this poor camera 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama, an undocumented Malian migrant, took less than 40 seconds to scale four floors of an apartment block in the city's 18th arrondissement on Saturday afternoon.  Videos of the incident were widely shared on social media, showing Gassama being cheered on by a crowd of onlookers. "I saw all these people shouting, and cars sounding their horns. I climbed up like that and, thank God, I saved the child," Gassama said, according to AFP. "I felt afraid when I saved the child... (when) we went into the living room, I started to shake, I could hardly stand up, I had to sit down." Firefighters arrived later at the scene. A spokesperson for the Parisian fire department told AFP it was fortunate "there was someone who was physically fit and who had the courage to go and get the child." The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, congratulated Gassama for his "act of bravery" on Twitter, and said she had called him personally to "thank him warmly." "He explained to me that he had arrived from Mali a few months ago dreaming of building his life here," Hidalgo added in another tweet. Il m'a expliqué être arrivé du Mali il y a quelques mois en rêvant de construire sa vie ici. Je lui ai répondu que son geste héroïque est un exemple pour tous les citoyens et que la Ville de Paris aura évidemment à coeur de le soutenir dans ses démarches pour s'établir en France. — Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) May 27, 2018 "I told him that his heroic act is an example to all citizens and that the city of Paris will obviously be very keen to support him in his efforts to settle in France."  An online petition has been started to help push immigration authorities to receive Gassama's papers. A presidential spokesperson told AFP that Macron will meet Gassama on Monday morning. Authorities say the child's parents were not at home at the time, according to France 24. The child's father has been placed in custody, and will face court on Sunday evening for neglecting his parental responsibilities. WATCH: We hitched a ride on Potlandia, a dispensary touring 'cannabus'


Guatemalan family mourns accountant daughter shot dead on U.S. border

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 22:10

By Sofia Menchu SAN JUAN OSTUNCALCO, Guatemala (Reuters) - For Claudia Gomez, the 19-year old indigenous Guatemalan who was shot last week by a border patrol officer, the chance for a better life in the United States outweighed worries about a crackdown at the border, her family said on Sunday. Gomez grew up in the village of San Juan Ostuncalco, surrounded by cinder block homes built with dollars sent home by relatives in the United States and a road the community had paved with a collection of remittances. Interviewed at their home, her parents said she had set off despite what they had heard about tougher policies toward illegal immigrants under U.S. President Donald Trump.


Saudi Arabia Told The World Its Problem Was Islam. It's Actually Tyranny.

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 19:47

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman doesn't apologize for much. In the past


Authorities: Flash flood surges through Maryland community

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 19:34

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Flash floods struck a Maryland city on Sunday that had been wracked by similar devastation two years earlier, prompting emergency rescues as raging waters engulfed cars and rose above the first floor of some buildings, authorities said.


One Harvey Weinstein accuser says she won't celebrate his arrest in a must-read thread

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 18:03

In the days following Harvey Weinstein's arrest, some within the entertainment industry have posted a statement released by Time's Up — the organization created in the wake of the scandal.  Others, like actress Annabella Sciorra, have taken things a step further. Sciorra was one of the women to come forward in Ronan Farrow's follow up stories featured in The New Yorker. On Sunday, she shared that she felt the farthest thing from celebratory when she heard the initial news about his arrest.  SEE ALSO: Harvey Weinstein hands himself in to police in New York "The law finally caught up with Harvey Weinstein on Friday and charge him with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault," she tweeted. "But nothing about that felt celebratory to me."  The law finally caught up with Harvey Weinstein on Friday and charged him with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault. But nothing about that felt celebratory to me. — Annabella Sciorra (@AnnabellSciorra) May 27, 2018 "The smirk on his face as he was led out of the police station in cuffs made me physically sick," she continued. "The public statement from his lawyer was intended only to denigrate all the brave women who came forward and spoke out against him." "All that says is, money buys VIP treatment in the justice system no matter how serious or violent the crimes," she tweeted, after referencing his "million dollar bond."  Compare that to the case of Kalief Browder, who was denied bail after being accused of a misdemeanor, then spent four years in Rikers, over half of it in solitary confinement, awaiting a trial that never occurred. — Annabella Sciorra (@AnnabellSciorra) May 27, 2018 "Compare that to the case of Kalief Browder, who was denied bail after being accused of a misdemeanor, then spent four years in Rikers, over half of it in solitary confinement, awaiting a trial that never occurred," she went on, referencing the tragic case of Browder, who ultimately committed suicide at the age of 22 because of mental distress due to his incarceration.  "If there was truly 'equal justice under the law,' Harvey Weinstein would be behind bars in Rikers today, waiting for his own day in court, not free to roam New York, his other hunting ground, wearing an ankle bracelet," Sciorra wrote.  If there was truly ’equal justice under the law’, Harvey Weinstein would be behind bars in Rikers today, waiting for his own day in court, not free to roam New York, his other hunting ground, wearing an ankle bracelet. — Annabella Sciorra (@AnnabellSciorra) May 27, 2018 Mira Sorvino, who has been a vocal Time's Up supporter and came forward with her own Weinstein story in 2017, chimed in and thanked Sciorra for her words.  This thread is so important. I feel the same way, there was no jubilation although I was heartened that he was starting the process of standing trial. — Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) May 27, 2018 WATCH: 82 women walked this year's Cannes red carpet in protest, calling for gender equality in the film industry


Focus-Based Mach 1 Electric SUV Report Might’ve Been Inaccurate

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 17:32

The plot thickens. Sort of.


Charity Won't Go By Name Of Kanye West's Mom After Kim Kardashian Tweets

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 17:05

Kim Kardashian West rose to the defense of her husband, Kanye West, on Twitter


George H.W. Bush Hospitalized with Low Blood Pressure and Fatigue

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 16:25

Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to the hospital on Sunday


U.S. proposes U.N. sanctions against six senior South Sudan officials: draft

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 15:19

The United States has proposed the U.N. Security Council impose sanctions against several South Sudanese ministers and officials, accusing them of obstructing peace efforts and blocking humanitarian assistance to civilians, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Sunday. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, France, Britain or the United States to pass. The council sanctioned several senior South Sudanese officials on both sides of the conflict in 2015, but a U.S. bid to impose an arms embargo in December 2016 failed.


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