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Suspected Houston serial killer in custody after crime spree: police

Suspected Houston serial killer in custody after crime spree: police Officials said they arrested Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, who they described as having gang ties and having days earlier removed a monitoring device that he wore as a condition of his parole before his crime spree. Police said they would release more details on Rodriguez' capture later on Tuesday. The Houston area had been on edge after three people were killed beginning Friday.


Jury convicts ex-N.Y. state senate leader of corruption

Jury convicts ex-N.Y. state senate leader of corruption Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos was found guilty of federal corruption charges by a jury on Tuesday, nearly a year after an appeals court threw out his 2015 conviction. The federal jury in Manhattan also convicted Skelos' son, Adam, of related charges. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood later sentenced Dean Skelos to five years in prison and Adam Skelos to 6-1/2 years.


U.S. court order 'buys time' for separated immigrant families: lawyers

U.S. court order 'buys time' for separated immigrant families: lawyers By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for immigrant families separated by the U.S. government at the border with Mexico said a federal judge's order barring rapid deportations until at least next Tuesday would give them breathing room as they struggled for access to clients. The families had been separated amid a broader crackdown on illegal immigration by President Donald Trump's administration, sparking an international outcry and a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Judge Dana Sabraw, in Monday's order, sided with the ACLU, which argued that parents facing imminent deportation should have a week to decide if they want to leave their children in the United States to pursue asylum separately.


States sue U.S. to void state and local tax deduction cap

States sue U.S. to void state and local tax deduction cap Four U.S. states sued the federal government on Tuesday to void the new $10,000 cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes included in President Donald Trump's 2017 tax overhaul. The lawsuit by New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey came seven months after Trump signed the $1.5 trillion overhaul passed by the Republican-led Congress, which cut taxes for wealthy Americans and slashed the corporate tax rate.


Murder suspect due in U.S. court after DNA cracks open 1988 case

Murder suspect due in U.S. court after DNA cracks open 1988 case John Miller of Grabill, Indiana, was arrested in nearby Fort Wayne on Sunday after DNA evidence and records on publicly accessible genealogical websites helped investigators track him down. Miller on Monday was preliminarily charged with murder, child molestation and confinement of someone under 14 years old, 30 years after eight-year-old April Tinsley was found dead in a ditch. Formal charges will be filed against Miller when he appears in court on Thursday, Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards told a news conference on Tuesday.


Trump to speak about Putin meeting at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT): White House

Trump to speak about Putin meeting at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT): White House WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will make remarks about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) on Tuesday before his planned meeting with members of Congress, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by David Alexander)


Rebuking Trump's embrace of Putin, U.S. lawmakers look to punish Russia

Rebuking Trump's embrace of Putin, U.S. lawmakers look to punish Russia By John Whitesides and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump faced outrage on Tuesday for his failure to hold Russia accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and some U.S. lawmakers threatened action in Congress to punish Moscow and show support for U.S. intelligence agencies. At a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin after a summit in Helsinki on Monday, Trump stunned politicians back home by shying away from criticizing Putin for Moscow's efforts to undermine the election, contradicting the findings of American intelligence agencies.


Texas to execute convicted killer despite plea by victim's family

Texas to execute convicted killer despite plea by victim's family Texas plans to execute a man on Tuesday for murdering a store owner during a robbery in 2004, despite calls from some relatives of the victim that the life of the inmate be spared as they have forgiven him. The state is set to execute Christopher Young, 34, by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CT (2300 GMT) at its death chamber in the city of Huntsville for the murder of Hasmukh Patel at his convenience store in San Antonio. If the execution takes place, Young would be the 13th U.S. inmate to be put to death this year, and the 553rd in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state.


Mike Pompeo to testify on Russia next week: Senate panel chair

Mike Pompeo to testify on Russia next week: Senate panel chair WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will testify before Congress to discuss Russia next week, the Republican chair of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee told reporters on Tuesday. U.S. Senator Bob Corker did not give a specific date for the hearing, which comes after U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. Representatives for the State Department had no immediate comment on the congressional hearing. (Reporting by Amanda Becker and Lesley Wroughton; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by David Alexander)


Mandalay Bay Owner Sues Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Mandalay Bay Owner Sues Las Vegas Shooting Victims An attorney representing some of the victims of the Oct. 1 shooting massacre


How many kitties in the city? Feline census in Washington D.C

How many kitties in the city? Feline census in Washington D.C An alliance of Washington, D.C., public and private groups on Tuesday launched a three-year census that aims to count all the cats in the capital, hoping to help develop ways to manage feline populations throughout the United States. The backers of the DC Cat Count say knowing how many cats live in Washington will help animal shelters better allocate resources and wildlife researchers monitor cats and manage the population of stray cats. The census is expected to be completed in June 2021.


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Obama Warns In Mandela Speech That 'Strongman Politics Are Ascendant'

Obama Warns In Mandela Speech That 'Strongman Politics Are Ascendant' Former President Barack Obama offered a sobering and alarming view of the


California woman expected to survive 'head to toe' bee ordeal

California woman expected to survive 'head to toe' bee ordeal A rescue crew found the woman, who officials said is about 50 years old, outside a home in Lake Forest on Monday morning after answering a call about a bee sting, the Orange County Fire Authority said. With the woman "literally covered from head to toe" with bees and barely conscious, rescuers did not stop to put on their own protective gear, but used carbon dioxide spray to disperse the insects and rushed her to a hospital, Fire Captain Tony Bommarito told KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. Two firefighters were stung multiple times and were treated and released at the hospital, the fire authority said on Twitter.


Reviving supersonic passenger flights to harm environment: study

Reviving supersonic passenger flights to harm environment: study Reviving supersonic passenger flights will harm the environment as the jets will not likely be able to comply with existing fuel efficiency, pollution and noise standards for subsonic aircraft, according to a study released on Tuesday. U.S. based startups Aerion Supersonic, Boom Supersonic and Spike Aerospace are all aiming to revive ultra-fast flights by the mid-2020s by modifying existing engines rather than spending billions of dollars to make a new one to serve a market that has been dormant since Concorde stopped flying in 2003. Modified engines will burn five-to-seven times more fuel per passenger than subsonic jets, exceed global limits for new subsonic jets by 40 percent for nitrogen oxide and 70 percent for carbon dioxide, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) said.


Woman arrested in Washington, accused of being Russian government agent

Woman arrested in Washington, accused of being Russian government agent A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington, D.C., has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Maria Butina, who studied at American University in Washington and is a founder of the pro-gun Russian advocacy group Right to Bear Arms, was arrested on Sunday and accused of operating at the direction of a high-level official who worked for the Russian Central Bank and was recently sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Justice Department said.


Hawaii tours face new limits after 'lava bomb' injuries

Hawaii tours face new limits after 'lava bomb' injuries By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) - Hawaii lava tour boats faced tighter restrictions on Tuesday after 23 passengers were injured by a volcanic explosion, as authorities investigated whether a vessel hit by "lava bombs" went too close to molten rock oozing into the Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard now requires boat captains to stay at least 300 meters (yards) from lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Up until Monday's injuries, the Coast Guard had set a limit of 50 meters, safety permitting, for experienced lava boat operators such as Shane Turpin, captain of the boat caught in Monday's explosion caused by lava mixing with seawater.


Judge rules for Trump administration in suit over family-planning program shift

Judge rules for Trump administration in suit over family-planning program shift By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Monday against birth control organizations that sought to block the Trump administration from shifting a federal family-planning grant program toward prioritizing groups that are faith-based and counsel abstinence. Three planned Parenthood organizations along with the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association filed lawsuits, which were later combined, in May challenging guidelines the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued in February.


Chinese woman 'detained' after tossing ink on Xi poster: activists

Chinese woman 'detained' after tossing ink on Xi poster: activists A woman who live-streamed herself throwing ink onto a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping has been detained, according to activists who accuse authorities of suppressing speech to protect a "cult of personality" around the country's leader. The US-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) activist network said authorities have also taken the woman's father and a Chinese artist into custody after they sought to publicise her plight on social media.


Volcanic lava 'bomb' injures 23 people on tour boat in Hawaii

Volcanic lava 'bomb' injures 23 people on tour boat in Hawaii By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) - A blob of hot volcanic lava struck an ocean tour boat just off the Big Island of Hawaii on Monday, injuring nearly two dozen people in the worst casualty incident to date from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano. A huge steam-driven explosion, caused by molten rock mixing with seawater as it poured from the shoreline, sent a "lava bomb" crashing through the roof of the boat and into the vessel's seating area, authorities said. The boat returned to port in Hilo on its own power less than an hour later, and three of the injured, including a woman in her 20s whose leg was broken, were taken to a local hospital by ambulance, Hawaii County Fire Department Battalion chief Darwin Okinaka said.


U.S. Treasury moves to protect identities of 'dark money' political donors

U.S. Treasury moves to protect identities of 'dark money' political donors The U.S. Treasury said on Monday that it will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations including politically active nonprofit groups, such as the National Rifle Association and Planned Parenthood, to identify their financial donors to U.S. tax authorities. The policy change, heralded by conservatives as an advance for free speech, maintains donor disclosure requirements for traditional charity groups organized to receive tax-exempt donations under a section of the Internal Revenue code known as 501(c)(3), the Treasury said. “Americans shouldn’t be required to send the IRS information that it doesn’t need to effectively enforce our tax laws, and the IRS simply does not need tax returns with donor names and addresses to do its job in this area,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.


Texas fetal tissue burial law on trial at U.S. court

Texas fetal tissue burial law on trial at U.S. court By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A court hearing on a Texas law requiring the burial or cremation of aborted fetal tissue opened on Monday with the state arguing the requirement was a matter of dignity, while abortion providers called it unnecessary and aimed at impeding clinic operations. U.S. District Judge David Ezra, who had temporary halted the law, said he wanted to keep the hearing in the Texas capital, Austin, from being influenced by speculation that a new U.S. Supreme Court justice to replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy could alter national abortion law.


New York police ready to act in chokehold case; will not keep waiting for U.S.

New York police ready to act in chokehold case; will not keep waiting for U.S. The New York Police Department gave an ultimatum to the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday, saying it would proceed with disciplinary proceedings against the officers involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, absent action by federal prosecutors. In a letter sent a day before the fourth anniversary of Garner's killing on a city sidewalk by police trying to arrest him for peddling untaxed cigarettes, the police department decried the pace of the Justice Department's civil rights investigation.


U.S. politician denounces as 'sick fraud' Baron Cohen TV guns prank

U.S. politician denounces as 'sick fraud' Baron Cohen TV guns prank A Republican congressman filmed for Sacha Baron Cohen's satirical television series who appeared to back a fictitious scheme to train toddlers to use guns said on Monday that he was the victim of "a sick fraud." California congressman Dana Rohrabacher was one of two Republican politicians filmed for an episode of “Who is America?”, a series for cable's Showtime in which the British prankster assumes personas to satirize U.S. political and cultural life in the era of President Donald Trump. In the first episode, aired on Sunday, Baron Cohen posed as an Israeli anti-terror expert who asked two U.S. congressmen to support his fictional Israeli program “Kinderguardians” to teach kindergartners how to use guns. Asked on Monday to comment, Rohrabacher said in a statement, "Cohen’s people apparently used footage from an interview I submitted to earlier this year for a bogus Israeli television company supposedly celebrating the country’s 70th anniversary.


School buses collide in New Jersey, 23 children injured

School buses collide in New Jersey, 23 children injured All 24 sustained minor injuries in the crash and were taken to a local hospital, Medford Township Police Chief Richard Meder said. Another 67 children and 10 camp staff members were taken back to the camp following the crash, which took place at about 4 p.m. on the border of Medford Township and Medford Lakes in Burlington County, Meder said.


Volcanic lava 'bomb' injures 23 people on tour boat in Hawaii

Volcanic lava 'bomb' injures 23 people on tour boat in Hawaii By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) - A blob of hot volcanic lava struck an ocean tour boat just off the Big Island of Hawaii on Monday, injuring nearly two dozen people in the worst casualty incident to date from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano, authorities said. One woman's leg was broken when the "lava bomb," which spattered out of the water with explosive force as molten rock poured into the ocean, crashed through the roof of the boat into the vessel's seating area, said Hawaii County Fire Department Battalion Chief Darwin Okinaka. A civil defense spokeswoman, Kelly Wooten, put the total number of injuries at 23.


Pennsylvania woman charged after baby's death blamed on drugs in breast milk

Pennsylvania woman charged after baby's death blamed on drugs in breast milk Samantha Jones, 30, had been prescribed methadone to help her overcome her addiction to painkillers, and took it during pregnancy and after giving birth, according to a statement from Buck's County District Attorney's Office dated July 13. An autopsy found the baby died April 2 from a combination of methadone, amphetamine and methamphetamine transmitted through Jones' breast milk, according to the charging documents. Jones' attorney Louis Busico said the baby's death was not intentional, according to the district attorney's office statement.


Woman arrested in Washington, accused of being Russian government agent

Woman arrested in Washington, accused of being Russian government agent A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington, D.C., has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Maria Butina, who studied at American University in Washington and is a founder of the pro-gun Russian advocacy group Right to Bear Arms, was arrested on Sunday and accused of operating at the direction of a high-level official who worked for the Russian Central Bank and was recently sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Justice Department said.


At Least 23 Injured In Hawaii After Lava From Kilauea Volcano Hits Tour Boat

At Least 23 Injured In Hawaii After Lava From Kilauea Volcano Hits Tour Boat A lava explosion off the coast of Big Island in Hawaii injured 23 people on


NRA-linked Russian aide arrested, charged as foreign agent

NRA-linked Russian aide arrested, charged as foreign agent Just hours after the disastrous summit in Helsinki, the FBI arrested a Russian gun-rights activist with links to the NRA and the Trump campaign and charged her as a foreign agent.


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Pianist's wife not guilty by insanity in killing of daughters in Texas

Pianist's wife not guilty by insanity in killing of daughters in Texas The estranged wife of a prominent Ukrainian-born concert pianist was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2016 slayings of the couple's two young daughters in their Texas home, and the judge hearing the case ordered her committed to a state mental hospital. The verdict, accepted by prosecutors and defense lawyers, capped a 3-1/2-hour bench trial in which the two sides presented their testimony in written form to Judge Ruben Gonzalez, said Samantha Jordan, a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office. Sofya Tsygankova, 34, the estranged wife of pianist Vadym Kholodenko, was charged with capital murder, which can bring the death penalty, for the March 2016 deaths of the couple's daughters, Nika, 5, and Michela, 1.


European Politicians Alarmed By Trump's 'Ridiculous' Russia Stance

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Giving Putin a pass on vote meddling, Trump widens rifts back in US

Giving Putin a pass on vote meddling, Trump widens rifts back in US Last Friday special counsel Robert Mueller accused 12 Russian military intelligence officials of hacking into US political institutions and meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. The Justice Department indictment was impressively detailed, complete with names, dates, times, and tactics of the alleged computer offenses. On Monday President Trump cast doubt on whether any of that description was true.


Texas fetal tissue burial law on trial at U.S. court

Texas fetal tissue burial law on trial at U.S. court By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A court hearing on a Texas law requiring the burial or cremation of aborted fetal tissue opened on Monday with the state arguing the requirement was a matter of dignity, while abortion providers called it unnecessary and aimed at impeding clinic operations. U.S. District Judge David Ezra, who had temporary halted the law, said he wanted to keep the hearing in the Texas capital, Austin, from being influenced by speculation that a new U.S. Supreme Court justice to replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy could alter national abortion law.


Papa John's Founder Accuses Media Agency Of Extorting Him Over Racial Slur

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New York police ready to act in chokehold case; will not keep waiting for U.S.

New York police ready to act in chokehold case; will not keep waiting for U.S. The New York Police Department gave an ultimatum to the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday, saying it would proceed with disciplinary proceedings against the officers involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, absent action by federal prosecutors. In a letter sent a day before the fourth anniversary of Garner's killing on a city sidewalk by police trying to arrest him for peddling untaxed cigarettes, the police department decried the pace of the Justice Department's civil rights investigation.


California GOP looks for inroads by taking down a gas tax

California GOP looks for inroads by taking down a gas tax If the categories of threatened species applied to politics, the Republican Party in California would be listed as critically endangered. The number of voters registered as Republican has fallen to third behind Democrats and those with “no party preference.” Hillary Clinton tallied 4.2 million more votes statewide than Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.


New York probes alleged tenant harassment by Jared Kushner's family firm

New York probes alleged tenant harassment by Jared Kushner's family firm The administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has opened a probe into allegations that the real estate firm once led by U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner harassed tenants at one of its largest residential buildings. New York State Homes and Community Renewal on Monday said its tenant protection unit would investigate alleged abuses by Kushner Companies toward tenants at the 338-unit Austin Nichols House in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.


Yosemite highway closed as crews battle major wildfire

Yosemite highway closed as crews battle major wildfire By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California wildfire burning out of control at the edge of Yosemite National Park that has killed one firefighter and closed a major route into the park mushroomed overnight as crews fought on Monday to protect a string of small communities. The so-called Ferguson Fire, which broke out on Friday night near Savage Trading Post about 20 miles southwest of the park's boundary in the Sierra Nevada mountains, had blackened some 14 square miles of forest land as of Monday afternoon, according to the Inciweb federal wildfire tracking website. "It's very, very steep and very, very rugged terrain, and there are not many opportunities in these mountains to directly fight this fire," fire spokeswoman Adrienne Freeman said, adding that crews had cut containment lines around only about 2 percent of the blaze.


El Chapo's trial delayed two months as defense reviews evidence

El Chapo's trial delayed two months as defense reviews evidence A U.S. judge on Monday postponed the trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman by two months, to Nov. 5, after Guzman's lawyer said he needed more time to review evidence recently received from prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn said the delay was warranted by the "voluminous" evidence that prosecutors handed over on July 3.


British caver considering legal action after Elon Musk 'pedo' tweet

British caver considering legal action after Elon Musk 'pedo' tweet A British caver hailed a hero for helping to save the lives of 12 boys and their football coach trapped deep inside a Thai cave has said he may take action against Elon Musk after the billionaire entrepreneur called him a “pedo” online. The Tesla CEO lashed out on Sunday evening at Vernon Unsworth, 63, in an extraordinary tirade on Twitter after the cave diver scoffed at Mr Musk’s offer of a specialised miniature submarine to evacuate the boys through a twisted and dangerously flooded underground passageway. Mr Unsworth, who has mapped the Tham Luang cave network for years and who played a pivotal role in the daring rescue operation to dive the boys to safety dismissed the submarine idea as a “PR stunt” in an interview with CNN, quipping that the entrepreneur could stick the invention “where it hurts.” The Briton said that the six-foot submarine “wouldn’t have made the first 50 metres in the cave” as it was rigid and would not have gone round any corners or obstacles in the difficult terrain. His comments were not well-received by Mr Musk, who had travelled to Thailand last week at the height of the crisis to present his submarine to the rescue teams. In a stream of bizarre tweets Mr Musk first told his 22 million-strong Twitter following that he “never saw this British expat guy who lives in Thailand (sus) at any point when we were in the caves.” By “sus” Mr Musk was presumed to have meant “suspect”, implying that a British man living in Thailand is in itself dubious. Musk later deleted the tweets calling Unsworth a pedo Credit:  BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP He went on to dispute Mr Unsworth’s claim that the submarine concept was unworkable, arguing that he would produce a video to prove that the device would have reached the children. “Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it,” he said, without directly naming Mr Unsworth or providing any justification or explanation for the slur. Doubling down on his comments as criticisms rolled in, he said: “Bet ya a signed dollar it’s true.” The tweets have since been deleted and Musk has not responded to media requests for comment. Mr Unsworth told AFP on Monday he had not reviewed the tweets in full and had only heard about them. Asked if he would take legal action against the billionaire over the allegation, he said: "If it's what I think it is yes." The caver added that he would make a decision when he flies back to the UK this week, but said the episode with Musk "ain't finished". Mr Unsworth who lives close to the caves, in the city of Chiang Rai with his wife, was instrumental in forming the elite team of international divers who spearheaded a mission by the Thai Navy Seals to rescue the ‘Wild Boars’ football team who were sheltering in a dark cavern 2.5 miles inside the cave. When he  realised the scale of the problem facing Thai rescue teams, Mr Unsworth immediately called on British world-class divers John Volanthen, Rick Stanton and Robert Harper, who were the first to discover the emaciated boys ten days after they had gone missing. Musk released images of a device by SpaceX and The Boring Company designed to help in the Thai cave rescue bid Credit:  REUTERS The Brits were joined by specialists from Belgium, Scandinavia and Australia, including Dr Richard Harris, an anaesthetist tasked with assessing whether the boys were medically capable of making the life-threatening dive. The perilous mission was considered to be a last resort as looming monsoon rains threatened to flood the cave even further. Some divers have since admitted that they did not expect all of the boys, aged 11-16, to survive. It has now emerged that Dr Harris and Craig Challen, a retired vet and his diving buddy, were given diplomatic immunity ahead of the risky operation "in case something went wrong" , after negotiations between Australian and Thai government officials. "Doctor Richard Harris did his utmost on the medical mission he was responsible for, but if something went wrong he needed protection," Don Pramudwinai, the Thai Foreign Minister, said. "We provided this only to Dr. Richard Harris and two medical assistants. Only to the Australian medical team." All 12 boys and their coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, 25, beat the odds and survived. They are now recovering in hospital and are expected to be released on Thursday.


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U.S. judge suspends deportations of reunited immigrant families

U.S. judge suspends deportations of reunited immigrant families By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge temporarily barred the U.S. government on Monday from the rapid deportation of immigrant parents reunited with their children, while a court considers the impact on children's rights to seek asylum. The government is working to meet a court order to reunite around 2,550 children who were separated by U.S. immigration officials from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border. The families had been separated as part of a broader crackdown on illegal immigration by the administration of President Donald Trump, sparking an international outcry.


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How US stance on Iran could raise price of peace in Lebanon

How US stance on Iran could raise price of peace in Lebanon In marked contrast to the past decade of political deadlock, sectarian strife, and occasional bouts of bloodshed, this tiny eastern Mediterranean country bordering Syria and Israel is enjoying a period of relative stability. The newfound calm is largely down to the triumph of the powerful Shiite organization Hezbollah and its allies in overcoming their parliamentary opponents in an 11-year power struggle and cementing that win in parliamentary polls in May. Hezbollah performed well in the elections, and, with its allies, now holds a small majority in the 128-seat parliament.


Delayed arraignment for suspect in Massachusetts police shooting

Delayed arraignment for suspect in Massachusetts police shooting A Massachusetts man suspected of killing a police officer and a bystander with the officer's pistol will not be formally charged on Monday because he is still recovering from wounds sustained during a gunfight with police, officials said. Suspect Emanuel Lopes, 20, was arrested early Sunday after police in Weymouth, Massachusetts, received a report of a person driving erratically. "The Norfolk District Attorney's Office has now been informed that Emanuel Lopes will not be medically available for arraignment today," David Traub, a spokesman for the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, said in a statement.


Delayed arraignment for suspect in Massachusetts police shooting

Delayed arraignment for suspect in Massachusetts police shooting A Massachusetts man suspected of killing a police officer and a bystander with the officer's pistol will not be formally charged on Monday because he is still recovering from wounds sustained during a gunfight with police, officials said. Suspect Emanuel Lopes, 20, was arrested early Sunday after police in Weymouth, Massachusetts, received a report of a person driving erratically. "The Norfolk District Attorney's Office has now been informed that Emanuel Lopes will not be medically available for arraignment today," David Traub, a spokesman for the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, said in a statement.


DNA leads Indiana police to suspect in 1988 murder case

DNA leads Indiana police to suspect in 1988 murder case John Miller, 59, of Grabill, Indiana, appeared briefly in court in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to face charges of murdering April Tinsley, officials said. DNA evidence and records on publicly accessible genealogical websites helped investigators track down the suspect, the Fort Wayne police department said in a court filing on Sunday. Miller was being held at the Allen County Jail on Monday after being preliminarily charged with murder, child molestation and confinement of someone under 14 years old, jail records showed.


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