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Recep Tayyip Erdogan Proclaimed Winner of Turkey's Presidential Election

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:27

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was proclaimed the winner early Monday of a landmark election that ushers in a government system granting the president sweeping new powers and which critics say will cement what they call a one-man rule.

Two Officers Have Been Wounded in a Shootout at a San Diego Condominium

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:14

The two male officers are expected to recover

Why the United States Needs North Korea to Stay Nuclear

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 20:08

A nuclear North Korea is not a threat, but an ideal stabilizer. Many are hopeful that the June 12 summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will lead to denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula. First, possessing nuclear weapons is the best way to pacify North Korea and constrain its aggression.

The Latest: Group: 'No magic bullet' to family reunification

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 17:55

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents (all times local):

Nearly half of Iowa crude oil spill contained, BNSF says

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 16:20

(Reuters) - Workers have contained nearly half of the crude oil spilled near Rock River in northwest Iowa over the weekend following a freight train derailment on Friday, BNSF Railway Co said. About 100,000 gallons had been hemmed off using booms out of the estimated 230,000 gallons spilled, BNSF said in a statement on Saturday. The spill has raised concerns about drinking water downstream.

Cardi B Donates $8,000 to Family of 15-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed in the Bronx

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 16:00

The murder was captured on surveillance footage.

Jogger Detained For 2 Weeks After Accidentally Crossing Into U.S. From Canada

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 15:56

U.S. immigration officials arrested and detained for two weeks a 19-year-old

Walgreens Pharmacist Denies Woman Miscarriage Drug Over Personal Morals

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:50

After receiving word that her unborn baby no longer had a heartbeat, it was

Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:50

BERLIN (AP) — Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, during an explosion that destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday.

Trump Attacks Immigration Laws, Calls For Deportations Without Trials

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 13:43

President Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on the United States' immigration

Jeff Flake Threatens To Block Judicial Nominations Over Trump's Tariffs

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 13:37

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) warned Sunday that he's prepared to oppose President

Banksy needles France with migrant mural blitz in Paris

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 13:15

The mysterious British street artist Banksy appears to have taken aim at the French government's crackdown on migrants in a series of new murals in Paris. The world's best known graffiti painter apparently "blitzed" the French capital over the last few days, leaving as many as six works on walls across the city. The most political takes issue with France's tough anti-migrant policy, with nearly 40 makeshift camps razed in Paris in the last three years and President Emmanuel Macron determined that the city does not become a magnet for refugees.

Teenage girl uses sign language to help deaf and blind man on flight

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 12:04

As Tim Cook traveled alone, flight attendants asked if anyone knew American Sign Language to help him. 15-year-old Clara Daly volunteered, signing into his hands, keeping him company and inspiring her fellow passengers along the way.

Women hit the road after Saudi Arabia’s driving ban comes to an end

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 12:02

In a historic change, Saudi Arabia’s ban on women drivers has come to an end, meaning women in the country no longer need to rely on drivers or male relatives for transportation.

'I Would Have Done the Same Thing Again.' Restaurant Owner on Why She Asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Leave

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 10:23

"There are moments in time when people need to live their convictions"

How a discarded restaurant napkin led to an arrest in the 32-year-old cold case of a murdered US schoolgirl

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 10:17

For over three decades the disappearance and vicious murder of Michella Welch had left police at a loss. The 12-year-old had disappeared in March 1986 from a park in the city of Tacoma, in Washington State. At the time, she had been babysitting her two younger sisters in Puget Park and had rode off on her bike to pick up some sandwiches. When she returned her sisters were in a nearby business using the lavatory, and Michella is believed to have gone looking for them. When Michella’s sisters returned they found her bike and the sandwiches by a table in the park, but their sister was gone. A police dog discovered her body later that evening down a ravine. She had been raped and murdered. At the time DNA was taken from the scene and placed into evidence, yet the investigation struggled and was eventually filed as an unresolved cold case. However advances in DNA technology over the following decades prompted detectives to take another look at the case. In 2006 police scientists managed to reconstruct a DNA imprint from items collected at the crime scene, although no link was found to any known offender in the United States. Twelve years later progress came due to the growth of genetic genealogy, with its vast databases and archives, including from people researching their family history using DNA testing kits from companies like 23andMe and "Genetic genealogy uses DNA technology to identify subjects by matching the unknown profile to a family member," Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell told reporters. "Traditional genealogy is then used to build a family tree from publicly available websites," he said. The technology led police to two brothers, whose age and place of residence in 1986 eventually made them suspects. They were placed under surveillance as police waited for a chance to verify their genetic profiles. Earlier this month one of them, Gary Hartman, ate breakfast at a restaurant with a co-worker, oblivious to the undercover investigator sitting at a neighboring table. Gary Charles Hartman appearing in court charged with the rape and murder of Michella Welch  When Hartman left the investigator collected the napkin he used to wipe his mouth and sent it to a lab for analysis. The tests discovered that the DNA matched that found on Michella Welch's body. Police arrested Hartman without incident at a set of traffic lights and on Friday prosecutors charged the 66-year-old with first-degree murder and first-degree rape. He is currently being held in custody in lieu of $5 million (£3.7 million) bail and is due to appear back in court on Monday. "This case does truly represent the crossroads of good old-fashioned police work combined with improvements in technology," Ramsdell said. Pierce County prosecutor Mark Lindquist had a warning to criminals. "Today we are at a point where, if you are a criminal and you left your DNA at the scene, you might as well turn yourself in now. We will catch you," he said.

Syrian rebels say U.S. won't intervene in south Syria

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 09:29

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - The United States has told Syrian rebel factions they should not expect military support to help resist a Russian-backed government offensive to regain opposition-held parts of Syria bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. A copy of a message sent by Washington to heads of Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups, which was seen by Reuters, said the U.S. government wanted to make clear that "you should not base your decisions on the assumption or expectation of a military intervention by us". The United States had earlier warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian allies that violations of a "de-escalation" zone agreed by the United States and Russia last year would have "serious repercussions" and pledged "firm and appropriate measures." The toughly worded statements had raised the hopes of the Western-backed opposition of a possible American military intervention in the event that the Syrian army's bombing campaign broadens to an all-out offensive across the southwest.

Full King Interview: 'We had the votes' for border wall

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 02:33

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) joins Meet the Press for an exclusive interview to talk about the stalled negotiations with the White House over immigration.

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 01:10

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying "we have to be very strong" as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic.