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Dallas officer who killed man in home she thought was hers also shot suspect in 2017

Top Stories - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 11:08

The off-duty Dallas police officer who fatally shot a neighbour after mistaking his home for her own also fired her weapon and wounded a man in 2017, court documents have revealed. Police in Texas named Amber Guyger as the white officer who shot and killed 26-year-old black man Botham Jean on Thursday night. Mr Jean died later at a hospital.

Sen. Ben Sasse Admits He 'Regularly' Considers Leaving The GOP

Top Stories - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 08:37

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) acknowledged on Saturday that he "regularly" considers

Death toll nears 40 in northern Japan earthquake

Top Stories - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 08:17

Workers used backhoes and shovels to search for the missing in a tangle of dirt, fallen trees and the rubble of homes.

Austerity And 2008's Crash Boosted Sweden's Far Right Long Before The Refugee Crisis

Top Stories - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 07:25

A hard-line anti-immigrant party is poised for a big win in Sweden's elections

Amber Guyger Named as Dallas Officer Accused of Shooting Botham Jean in His Own Home

Top Stories - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 06:32

It's unclear what prompted the shooting.

May wraps 'suicide vest' around UK over Brexit, says Johnson

Top Stories - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 05:55

"We have wrapped a suicide vest around the British constitution – and handed the detonator to (EU chief negotiator) Michel Barnier," Johnson wrote. "For Boris to say that the PM's view is like that of a suicide bomber is too much," he said on Twitter. "I'm sorry, but this is the political end of Boris Johnson.

Trump Moves To Extricate Himself From Stormy Daniels Deal, Lawsuit

Top Stories - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 03:13

A lawyer for President Donald Trump filed a court document on Saturday arguing

Jack Ma to unveil succession plans, not imminent retirement: SCMP

Top Stories - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 01:28

Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma will unveil a succession plan on Monday, the South China Morning Post reported Sunday, with a company spokesman denying a New York Times report that he would retire that day. The SCMP, which is owned by Alibaba, said China's most famous tech billionaire will "unveil a succession strategy" on Monday -- his 54th birthday -- but remain the company's executive chairman for the foreseeable future. The New York Times ran an article on Friday, based on an interview with Ma, saying the former teacher turned billionaire planned to use his birthday to announce his retirement as chairman of Alibaba to focus on philanthropy.

Women celebrate size inclusivity at alternative fashion week

Top Stories - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 00:15

NEW YORK (AP) — To woots and cheers from the crowd, women with bodies not often seen on fashion runways strutted with smiles on their faces wearing pieces from Loft's new plus line, including five cast from hundreds who attended an alternative New York Fashion Week event, The Curvy Con.

Mother wonders if race factored into son's death in Dallas

Top Stories - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 22:04

DALLAS (AP) — The mother of a black man who was gunned down at his home by a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own suggested that her son might still be alive if he were white.

Kellyanne Conway: Trump Believes Op-Ed Writer Is In National Security

Top Stories - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 21:16

President Donald Trump believes the author of the anonymous New York Times op-

Bredesen seeks votes from women in Tennessee Senate race

Top Stories - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 21:15

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn could make history by becoming the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in Tennessee.

The 2020 Kia Telluride Three-Row SUV Is Big, Boxy, and Bold

Top Stories - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 18:45

The new eight-seater slots in above the Sorento.

Cincinnati victims didn't have any known links to gunman

Top Stories - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 16:18

CINCINNATI (AP) — The three people shot and killed in the lobby of a Cincinnati office building didn't have any apparent connection to the gunman.

Crews fight to outflank raging Northern California wildfire

Top Stories - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 16:14

Firefighters battled on Saturday to outflank a wildfire that has forced the closure of an interstate highway in Northern California as the blaze swept through explosively dry mountain timber in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest for a fourth day. As of midday Saturday, the Delta Fire had scorched nearly 37,000 acres (14,973 hectares) in the Cascade range since erupting on Wednesday in a forest canyon along the Sacramento River, about 250 miles (402 km) north of San Francisco, fire officials said. No serious injuries or deaths have been reported, but the blaze has caused major travel disruptions.

Syria's Idlib under 'violent' air strikes after Tehran failure

Top Stories - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 16:01

Al Munţār (Syria) (AFP) - Syria's last major rebel bastion Idlib was Saturday targeted by the "most violent" Russian air strikes in a month, a monitor said, after the failure of a three-way summit on the Syrian conflict. The renewed strikes came a day after the leaders of rebel backer Turkey and regime allies Russia and Iran failed at the summit in Tehran to agree on how to stave off a threatened offensive on the northwestern province of Idlib. Aid organisations have warned that any military campaign to retake the region of nearly three million people on the Turkish border could spark one of the worst humanitarian disasters in Syria's seven-year war.

Yemen talks falter before they begin as rebels stay away

Top Stories - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 15:25

Long awaited UN-backed talks between Yemen's warring parties sputtered out Saturday before ever truly starting, after the Huthi rebels refused to travel to Geneva and fresh fighting broke out on the ground. UN envoy Martin Griffiths said he had held "fruitful consultations" with the delegation representing the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, but acknowledged he had been unable to convince the rebel delegation to even show up for the talks. Rebel chief Abdulmalik al-Huthi defended his decision not to send a delegation to Geneva, calling on his supporters to fight and slamming the government as "mercenaries" and "traitors".

4 surgeries later, del Potro meets Djokovic in US Open final

Top Stories - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 15:18

NEW YORK (AP) — It was in 2015, the year of his fourth wrist operation, that Juan Martin del Potro was pretty sure he'd had enough.

Should You Be Using a Blood Pressure Monitor?

Top Stories - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 14:31

More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), but only about half of them have it under control. Now preliminary research suggests t...

Serbia's Vucic says long road ahead in talks with Kosovo

Top Stories - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 13:00

Expectations of an agreement that would involve a land swap, a proposal floated by both Belgrade and Pristina, dimmed after a face-to-face meeting between Vucic and his Kosovo counterpart, Hashim Thaci, was abruptly canceled on Friday. "I will do my best (to reach the agreement), but it is a long road full of thorns and problems ahead," Vucic told reporters during a visit to the Gazivoda Lake dam, control of which is a hot topic between Belgrade and Pristina. Part of the artificial Gazivoda Lake -- key for supplying water to some Kosovo municipalities including parts of Pristina -- is located in Serbia, where the source of its water lies.


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