‘He colluded or obstructed’: Trump turns Russia suspicions against Obama
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:54:50 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing the “VA Accountability Act” in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 23, 2017. Under fire from Justice Department and congressional investigations, President Trump on Monday attempted to deflect suspicion of collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice onto his predecessor. In a string of tweets, Trump said it was former President Obama who “colluded or obstructed” for not taking more decisive action against Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:45:52 -0400
The Minnesota senator admits his party has a public perception problem — but not as big as the GOP’s when it comes to health care.
Boston man found guilty of murder in 'Baby Doe' case
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:50:23 -0400
Michael McCarthy, 37, escaped conviction on the more serious charge of first-degree murder for allegedly punching 2-1/2-year-old Bella Bond to death in the apartment he shared with his former girlfriend, Rachelle Bond, and dumping her plastic-wrapped body in Massachusetts Bay. Defense attorney Jonathan Shapiro had tried to undercut Bond's testimony during the trial, which included describing seeing McCarthy punch the child so hard that her body bounced off a bed. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley told reporters after the verdict was read that Bond's testimony was truthful.
Rare spate of bear attacks leaves two dead in Alaska
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:50:11 -0400
A warning sign in Anchorage, Alaska, after a 16-year-old runner was recently killed by a black bear. There have only been six fatal bear attacks in the state in 130 years. Alaska is experiencing a spate of bear attacks, with four people attacked in less than a week, resulting in two fatalities.
Pilot begs passengers to pray as malfunction causes jet to shake violently
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:54:07 -0400
During the normal course of a commercial plane trip, you might never actually hear the pilot's voice at all. If you do, it's typically to thank you for flying or a quick update on the estimated arrival time, but on a recent AirAsia X flight from Perth, Australia to Malaysia, passengers were treated to something quite different. After an engine malfunction caused the entire plane to begin to shake violently while in the air, the pilot took to the intercom to urge the 359 souls on board to pray for their lives and safe landing of the aircraft.
The flight, which was headed for Kuala Lumpur, took to the skies at around 6:40 local time and flew for over an hour without issue. It was then that the passengers reported hearing a loud bang, followed by an uncontrollable shaking of the entire plane. The airline has classified it as simply a "technical issue," but in the multiple videos passengers posted to social media it's clear that the situation was extremely frightening.
"I thought I might die," one passenger posted to Instagram, along with a video of the incident.
The plane, an Airbus A330, managed to make an about-face and return to the Perth airport without further incident. The airline and safety regulators are currently investigating the malfunction, and the pilot was applauded for his efforts.
Dozens missing after Colombian tourist boat sinks in reservoir
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:26:33 -0400
Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multidecked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia’s Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said. Ninety-nine people were rescued, Margarita Moncada, the head of disaster relief for Antioquia province, told journalists.
Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up Illinois school
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:08:57 -0400
CHICAGO (AP) — Yingying Zhang, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, took the same career path as many other young Chinese academics before her: She travelled to a university in the U.S. with dreams of one day landing a professorship and being able to help her parents financially.
Samsung Building New Plant In The US?
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:18:50 -0400
Samsung is reportedly announcing its plan of building a new production facility in the United States later this week.
SitRep: CIA’s Secret Syria Contacts; Tillerson Bashed by Anonymous WH Officials; State Shuttering Afghan Office
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:13:32 -0400
Pentagon Push in Africa; Israel and Syria Spar; U.S. Arming Jets in South Korea
Trump: 'Modi and I Are World Leaders in Social Media'
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:33:28 -0400
During a joint statement int he Rose Garden with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Trump praises the pairs prowess of social media.