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The average price for a gallon is nearing $3 -- the most expensive for a Memorial Day weekend since 2014


This many people will travel on Memorial Day

Here's a look at the most common ways people travel during Memorial Day weekend.


Opinion: This Memorial Day, remember the trauma of 50 years ago

America was a mess on Memorial Day 1968.


Watch oldest Pearl Harbor survivor reflect on attack

Ray Chavez is the oldest survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched America's entry into World War II in 1941. This week, he met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office while in Washington for a series of Memorial Day events.


Fly the flag at half-staff until noon and other specific customs for paying respect to fallen service members

Memorial Day is meant to be one of the most solemn American holidays.


George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to a hospital in Maine on Sunday after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue.


Florida, Mississippi and Alabama declare emergencies ahead of Alberto

Alabama, Florida and Mississippi are preparing for states of emergency Sunday as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads toward the Gulf of Mexico.


Stelter: How to know when Trump is lying


Teacher edits Trump's letter, sends it back

Yvonne Mason, a retired English teacher, received a letter from President Trump and returned it to the White House with edits and corrections.


Hormel is recalling Spam and other products that might contain shards of metal

More than 228,000 pounds of Hormel Spam and other canned meat products are being recalled because they might contain shards of metal, according to the US Department of Agriculture.


Lava flows from volcanic crack


US accuses California man of smuggling mosaic out of Syria

A California man has been accused of smuggling a Byzantine-era mosaic out of war-torn Syria and hiring artists to restore it in order to sell it.


She was killed moments after arriving in the US for a better life

Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez traveled 1,500 miles to the United States, hoping to find a job and a better future. Shortly after she set foot in Texas, a Border Patrol agent shot and killed her.


Opinion: What killed the dinosaurs

The desert of northwestern New Mexico, in the vicinity of the Four Corners, is my special place. The high-altitude sun sparkles off the badlands, illuminating rocky pastels of red, green and brown that seem to extend indefinitely in all directions. No wonder that Georgia O'Keeffe -- who painted here for decades -- found this landscape as her muse.


Heavy flooding ravages Baltimore area

Flash flooding from a series of heavy storms is devastating Ellicott City, a Baltimore suburb. CNN meteorologist Tom Sater has the details.


Trump's lawyer defends President's political attacks against the special counsel's Russia investigation

President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, defended the President's political attacks against special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign, suggesting that the origins of the probe are illegitimate.


CNN host confronts Giuliani on probe

Rudy Giuliani, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, says the basis of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe is illegitimate.


Analysis: Trump's sustained attacks on American rights

Two years ago Sunday, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump derided US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, hearing a lawsuit against Trump University, for his "Mexican" heritage and complained of being "railroaded" by the legal system.


Opinion: Chelsea Clinton is exactly right about Trump

Chelsea Clinton is being wrongly attacked on social media for speaking the truth. In an in-depth interview with The Guardian, the former first daughter said of Trump's planned visit to the United Kingdom, scheduled for July: "If I lived in Britain I would show up to protest, because I don't agree with what he's doing to degrade what it means to be an American."


Giuliani: Clapper, Brennan are 2 clowns

President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani discusses Trump's attacks on career civil servants, like former CIA director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, with CNN's Dana Bash.


Fareed Zakaria: Obvious Trump is a bad negotiator

Fareed Zakaria gives his take on Donald Trump's proposed deals and their lack of success.


The curious case of the WH official Trump says doesn't exist


Spinning kick is scariest KO of the year


Icon's family slams Kanye over photo

Whitney Houston's family is firing back at Kanye West after he used a photo of the icon's bathroom for an album cover he produced.


Congressman rips NFL owner saying he'll pay anthem fines


Model calls out app for slimming her photos

Model Tess Holliday called out the makers of the "PIP CAM - Photo Maker" app after seeing a slimmed down photo of herself in their advertisement.


Kaepernick hasn't commented on NFL's new anthem rules. But his retweets say a lot

Retweets don't always equal endorsements. But judging by Colin Kaepernick's recent Twitter activity, he sure appears to have a lot of thoughts on the NFL's new policy regarding protests during the National Anthem.


New 'school shooter' game stirs outrage

Thousands of people have petitioned to stop the release of a new video game which takes on the point of view of a school gunman.


Millennials are shaking up these 7 industries


'Sesame Street' sues makers of raunchy puppet comedy

The company behind "Sesame Street" is suing the makers of Melissa McCarthy's upcoming raunchy comedy, "The Happytime Murders," for referencing the popular kids show in its marketing campaign.


Paltrow reveals Brad Pitt threatened Weinstein

The actress spoke to Howard Stern about the day Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed her when she was 22.


Crush your mortgage interest with a 15 yr fixed


Danica Patrick crashes out of race. And that's the end of her career


Will Power wins Indy 500


A lesson from the Indy 500 pit crew

CNN's Coy Wire gets a lesson in what it takes to be part of a pit crew at the Indy 500.


Twitter honors Danica after her final race


'A certain portion of me has to die' as career ends


'Solo: A Star Wars Story' disappoints at box office


Is 'Solo' suffering from 'Star Wars' fatigue?


Is the end near for MoviePass?


Duchess Meghan gets her coat of arms

The Duchess of Sussex has been bestowed with a coat of arms, days after her royal wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace announced Friday.


The woman behind this dress

Donatella Versace is one of the fashion industry's most recognizable figures. Versace's fans call her an icon, a title that was further established at the Fashion Awards hosted in London at the end of last year when she received the Fashion Icon award.


Heckling fan taunts Stephen Curry's wife

The wife of NBA star Steph Curry, Ayesha Curry, took to Twitter to address a fan who was heckling her after Game 5 of the Western conference finals.


The week in 23 photos

Take a look at 22 photos of the week from May 18 through May 24.


Richard Branson says this is one of his biggest mistakes


The startup that wants to bring fake meat to the masses


7 startups that want to improve your mental health


Pressure mounts on Trump to meet with Kim


Horrifying way Trump administration treats children


Was slavery a choice?

The black community was up in arms over Kanye West's remarks about slavery -- for 400 years -- being a choice.


 

Italy PM-designate Conte gives up bid for government

Giuseppe Conte renounces his attempt to become PM after his economy pick is vetoed.


US and North Korea preparing Trump-Kim summit

The two sides hold talks in the latest sign that the on-off Trump-Kim summit will be held after all.


Berlin far-right supporters outnumbered by counter-protest

Supporters of far-right party AfD were met by at least twice as many counter-protesters, police said.


Electrical storms light up UK skies

Some of the best footage of last night's light show and the 15,000 lightning strikes that came with it.


Colombia election: Run-off expected in first vote since Farc deal

Supporters of conservative Ivan Duque celebrate his lead in the inconclusive first round.


Syria war: Russians killed in militant raid in Deir al-Zour

At least four military personnel died in the attack in Deir al-Zour province, Moscow says.


Bangladesh anti-drug operation leads to dozens of deaths

More than 70 people are killed by security forces as part of an operation under way in the country.


Huge fire at Germany's largest theme park

Thousands of visitors were evacuated when a blaze engulfed part of Europa-Park on Saturday.


Irish abortion referendum: 'We made history'

Supporters of the Yes campaign react to the overwhelming vote to overturn the abortion ban.


F1: Ricciardo fends off Vettel for Monaco win

Daniel Ricciardo drives a masterful race to fend off Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari and win the Monaco Grand Prix in a stricken Red Bull.


Cyclist Froome wins Giro for treble

Chris Froome becomes the first Briton to win the Giro d'Italia and only the seventh man to claim all three Grand Tour titles.


Two die after falling ill at UK festival

An 18-year-old, named locally as Georgia Jones, and a man died in separate incidents at Mutiny Festival.


Brockhampton kick Ameer Vann out of group following allegations

The founding member has been kicked out of the group following allegations of sexual misconduct.


Female sommelier on wine tasting and mansplaining

Abigail Connolly is among a small number of women breaking into the male-dominated world of wine.


'I want to be the first wheelchair user in space'

South African disability rights campaigner Eddie Ndopu says he is "a living manifestation of possibility".


Your pictures: Golden

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "Golden".


Formula 1: Axcil Jefferies - Africa's first black F1 driver?

Zimbabwe's Axcil Jefferies hopes to be the first African racing driver on the F1 grid for 25 years.


Bready meals: How much do you know about sandwiches?

It's been British Sandwich Week, test your knowledge of the bready meal.


Kilauea volcano: Hawaii homes destroyed by lava

Helicopter footage shows Kilauea volcano lava destroying dozens of houses on Hawaii's Big Island.


Fierce blaze in Bordeaux, France, forces evacuations

Buildings are evacuated in a residential area of the French city as fire erupts at a car dealership.


Korean leaders in ?Hollywood? meeting

South Korea's movie-style video shows its president meet Kim Jong-un for only the second time.


Moon walking: Ex-Nasa astronauts describe lunar experience

Read the experiences of the four surviving astronauts to have set foot on the lunar surface.


After Ireland says Yes to abortion, what next for Northern Ireland?

The successful campaign to repeal Ireland's Eighth Amendment turns to face the north.


13 Reasons Why's controversial season two

Critics say it's "badly written" and "unnecessary", but fans of the show say it's "something people need to see".


Hawaii volcano: How many people do volcanoes kill?

Red-hot rivers of lava and clouds of ash can be deadly - but death by volcano is not inevitable.


Kitty Marion: The actress who became a 'terrorist'

How a Me Too moment inspired a young actress in Victorian England to become an arsonist and bomber.


Tomorrow's cities: Google's Toronto city built 'from the internet up'

A disused waterfront in Toronto is being transformed by a firm owned by Google's parent company.


Columbus Crew: Two US cities fight over one football team

When a leading US football team announced it wanted to move across the country, its fans were floored.


Irish abortion result a seismic shift

The vote for liberalisation marks a significant break away from the influence of the Catholic Church.


Johanna Konta: Media doesn't make it easy for me, says British number one

Britain's Johanna Konta says being reminded of her poor French Open record by the media does not "make it easy" for her.


Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton & Fernando Alonso critical of 'most boring race'

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso criticised Sunday's Monaco GP, saying it was "not really racing" and "the most boring race ever".


Giro d'Italia: Chris Froome's Grand Tour hat-trick and the questions that linger

Chris Froome's Grand Tour hat-trick changes the history books, but not the conversation around his standing in the sport.


Loris Karius: Merseyside Police look into death threats to Liverpool goalkeeper

Merseyside Police says it is aware of death threats made to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after the Champions League final.


England v Pakistan: Captain Joe Root tells fans to 'keep faith' after defeat

Captain Joe Root urges England supporters to "keep believing" in his team following a sixth defeat in eight Tests.


Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss joins fans to sing defiant song after losing to Real Madrid

Jurgen Klopp appears in good spirits after his side's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, as he joins Reds fans to sing a defiant song about bringing the trophy "back to Liverpool".


Fort Worth Invitational: Justin Rose wins at Colonial to take ninth PGA title

Justin Rose claims his ninth PGA Tour title with a dominant three-shot win at the Fort Worth Invitational.


Maori face tattoo: It is OK for a white woman to have one?

An expression of pride or cultural theft? Why one woman's tattoo angered Maori in New Zealand.


ICYMI: Kids recreate Meghan and Harry's royal wedding

Stories you may have missed this week, including a mini Meghan and Harry.


The Muslims who fast for 22 hours a day in Iceland

The long days in Iceland mean that Muslims there have one of the longest Ramadan fasts in the world.


Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?

Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy?


Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu

José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.


The Lagos female boxers with Olympic dreams

A group of female boxers who train in a makeshift boxing ring in the dirt plan to take gold at the 2020 Olympics.


 

Italy's efforts to form government fail as president defends euro


U.S. team in North Korea for talks on summit, Trump says


Exclusive: U.S. warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing


Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote


Colombia's right-wing Duque, leftist Petro head to presidential runoff


Bahrain sees 'no glimmer of hope' for ending Qatar crisis soon


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


Palestinian President Abbas hospital stay extended


Paris mayor praises Malian 'hero' for scaling building to save child


Egypt detains prominent opposition leader, former Sisi supporter: sources


 

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US officials meet with North Koreans despite uncertainty surrounding Trump-Kim summit - Washington Post


Dramatic video shows major flooding in Baltimore area - CBS News


Woman slips note to veterinary staff pleading for rescue from boyfriend, police say - CNN


Giuliani rails against Mueller probe - The Hill


Subtropical Storm Alberto Threatens Florida Panhandle With Flooding, Storm Surge, Winds; Warnings Issued - The Weather Channel


China Warns 2 American Warships in South China Sea - New York Times


Former president George HW Bush is hospitalized again, spokesman says - Washington Post


Italy in Turmoil as New Government Fails to Form - Wall Street Journal


Danica Patrick crashes out of Indy 500, her final professional race - USA TODAY


Does the NHL have a national anthem policy? Not specifically - Sporting News


 

Flake: 'I do hope that somebody runs on the Republican side' against Trump in 2020

Flake: 'I do hope that somebody runs on the Republican side' against Trump in 2020During an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) refuses to rule out a 2020 run for the White House, and expresses support for someone to challenge President Trump



Border Patrol Alters Account Of Guatemalan Woman's Death

Border Patrol Alters Account Of Guatemalan Woman's DeathU.S. immigration authorities have altered their account of the Border Patrol's



'Trump's son should be concerned': FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.

'Trump's son should be concerned': FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.The FBI has obtained wiretapped conversations involving Alexander Torshin ahead of his meeting with the president's son.



RFK Jr. Seeking New Investigation Into His Father's Assassination

RFK Jr. Seeking New Investigation Into His Father's AssassinationRobert Kennedy Jr. had a three-hour prison meeting in California with his



Fight breaks out between passengers on American Airlines flight

Fight breaks out between passengers on American Airlines flightCell phone video captures a flight attendant telling passenger Jason Felix that he can’t have more alcohol during a flight from St. Croix to Miami. A fight broke out after he threatened another passenger and Felix now faces federal charges.



Sheriff: Parents, don't bring guns to school lockdowns

Sheriff: Parents, don't bring guns to school lockdownsPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho have issued a public safety warning after several parents responded to a recent school lockdown armed with AR-15 rifles and a pistol.



AMBER Alert Issued for New York Toddler After Mom's Body Found Stuffed in Bag in Woods

AMBER Alert Issued for New York Toddler After Mom's Body Found Stuffed in Bag in WoodsPolice in western New York are searching for a missing 14-month-old boy whose mother’s dead body was found in the woods, stuffed in a plastic bag



University of Southern California president to step down in wake of scandal

University of Southern California president to step down in wake of scandal(Reuters) - The president of University of Southern California is resigning after criticism over the school's handling of complaints that a campus health clinic gynecologist sexually abused his patients during pelvic exams, the school said on Friday. C.L. Max Nikias will step down after serving as the school's president for nearly eight years, the university's executive committee of the board of trustees said in a statement. "President Nikias and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees have agreed to begin an orderly transition and commence the process of selecting a new president," committee chairman Rick Caruso said.



Indiana School Shooting: Hero Teacher Recovering After Tackling Student Gunman

Indiana School Shooting: Hero Teacher Recovering After Tackling Student GunmanThe teacher was shot three times.



Refugee Office That Lost 1,500 Kids Not 'Legally Responsible' For Finding Them: Official

Refugee Office That Lost 1,500 Kids Not 'Legally Responsible' For Finding Them: OfficialThe government program meant to place unaccompanied children taken from the



Commemorating veterans over Memorial Day weekend

Commemorating veterans over Memorial Day weekendOn Memorial Day weekend, towns and cities across the United States and around the world, commemorate veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and the sacrifices they have made.



Indiana Teacher Out of Hospital After Stopping School Shooting

Indiana Teacher Out of Hospital After Stopping School ShootingJason Seaman tackled an armed student



Mystery 'Wolf-Like' Animal Reportedly Shot In Montana, Baffles Wildlife Officials

Mystery 'Wolf-Like' Animal Reportedly Shot In Montana, Baffles Wildlife OfficialsMontana wildlife officials are puzzled by the carcass of wolflike animal they



The Parkland students stopped a huge corporation from donating to the NRA

The Parkland students stopped a huge corporation from donating to the NRAThe Parkland students are continuing to advocate for gun control, one issue at a time, and their efforts are creating real change. The latest proof of that is Publix, a supermarket chain found based in the southeastern United States. After boycotts and protests on Friday, the grocery store has publicly announced it will stop making political contributions, including those for Florida gubernatorial candidate and proudly vocal "NRA sellout" Adam Putnam. It's all thanks to Parkland'sDavid Hogg and his peers, who spearheaded a protest against the chain with a successful "die-in" at one of the store's locations.  SEE ALSO: Parkland activists had breakfast with the Waffle House hero and they were all thrilled "Anyone who supports an NRA sellout is an NRA sellout," Hogg tweeted on Tuesday in his call to arms to boycott Publix.  Anyone who supports an NRA sellout is an NRA sellout. That is why I am calling on everyone to stop shopping at Publix until they pull their endorsement of Putnam publicly. Publix is supporting the inaction after pulse, strozier, Douglas, liberty city. Don’t support an NRA sellout — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 23, 2018 Just a few days later on May 25, students — in partnership with an organization birthed out of the Parkland shooting, Change The Ref — led the protests in Coral Springs, Florida inside and outside the store, with chalk outlines in the parking lot to commemorate the lives lost during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  Early this morning @davidhogg111 teamed up with @ChangeTheRef to create an art instillation outside of @publix in protest of the corporation and their support of Adam Putnam. 17 chalk outlines in multiple parking spots were drawn and wrapped in caution tape. #msd #neveragain pic.twitter.com/043cC2o6kA — Emilee McGovern (@EmileeRose) May 25, 2018 Inside, people staged a "die-in," lying on the floor of two local Publix stores on Friday. Additionally, Hogg put out a call for 12-minute die-in's to occur in various locations that afternoon as well.  Together we can do anything. Together the young people will win by choosing love. pic.twitter.com/TRrfTJL2Wb — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 26, 2018 Guac’s parents Manuel and Patricia lied down together at “die in “ protest to Publix’s contributions to pro-NRA Adam Putnam’s campaign #ChangeTheRef #MarchForOurLives #parklandstrong pic.twitter.com/dYZSd6u9M7 — Change the Ref (@ChangeTheRef) May 25, 2018 The action worked, and Publix released a statement announcing that its donations to political candidates would cease.  "We regret that our contributions have led to a divide in our community," the statement read, according to Tampa Bay Times. "We did not intend to put our associates and the customers they serve in the middle of a political debate. At the same time, we remain committed to maintaining a welcoming shopping experience for our customers. We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve." The corporation and its leaders have donated $670,000 to Putnam specifically over three years, as reported by Tampa Bay Times. Hogg is also asking Publix to donate $1 million to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, though it's not clear if that's going to happen. I call on @Publix to donate double the money they gave to Putman to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, $1,000,000. And never support an A rated NRA politician again. — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 24, 2018 WATCH: These celebs brought their star power to March for Our Lives



The Latest: Restaurant shooting victims recovering

The Latest: Restaurant shooting victims recoveringOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a restaurant shooting in Oklahoma City that left the gunman dead (all times local):



Weird Father's Day Gifts Your Dad Doesn't Know He Wants (But He Does)

Weird Father's Day Gifts Your Dad Doesn't Know He Wants (But He Does)As a dad, I take Father's Day seriously ― but not the gifts.



Erdogan asks Turks to help prop up plunging lira

Erdogan asks Turks to help prop up plunging liraTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday urged compatriots to change their foreign currency to the lira to help prop up the embattled currency. The lira has lost 16 percent of its value against the greenback in a month as markets became jittery after Erdogan indicated he wanted a greater say in monetary policy if he won legislative and presidential elections on June 24. The lira hit 4.92 against the dollar on Wednesday before paring back some of its losses later this week after an emergency central bank rate hike.



Palestinian President Abbas hospital stay extended

Palestinian President Abbas hospital stay extendedBy Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who officials said is being treated for a lung infection, will remain in hospital for an eighth day on Sunday. The 82-year-old leader had been expected to be released from hospital in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, but this was postponed, Abbas' office said in a text message to journalists. Abbas, who is a heavy smoker, was admitted on May 20 for what doctors had initially said were medical tests following ear surgery.



Colombia to be Nato's first Latin American 'partner' as country prepares for elections which could spell end of peace deal

Colombia to be Nato's first Latin American 'partner' as country prepares for elections which could spell end of peace dealColombia will become the first country in Latin America to join Nato as a "global partner", the outgoing president announced on the eve of the first presidential elections since its bloody civil war came to an end. Juan Manuel Santos, who signed a peace deal with the left-wing Farc guerrillas in 2016, ending the longest-running civil conflict in the western hemisphere and winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts, made the announcement on Friday night. Colombia will join next week as a "global partner", Mr Santos said, which means it will not necessarily have to take part in military action but will be fully accredited in Brussels. But the announcement came as the peace process, on which he staked his presidency, hangs in the balance. Mr Santos cannot run for a third term, and the current front-runner for Sunday's election is Right-winger Ivan Duque, who has sharply criticised the deal for giving too much ground to the Farc. Juan Manuel Santos meets Theresa May in London, in November 2016 Hand-picked by Mr Santos's rival and presidential predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, Mr Duque, a 41-year-old lawyer and financial consultant from a prominent political family in Antioquia, has said he would alter the peace agreement if he is elected. While legally the deal cannot simply be torn up by a new government, it can be effectively “slow waked” to failure by blocking legislation needed to fully implement the agreement. People gather in Bogota, at the main Bolivar Square, on September 26, 2016, to celebrate the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and Farc Mr Duque faces a strong challenge in the elections from the Left-wing candidate, Gustavo Petro, a well-known former rebel from the M-19 group who has a track record in congress and as the mayor of Bogota. The other three candidates are more centrist, and all are seasoned politicians: Germán Vargas Lleras toward the centre-right, and Sergio Fajardo and Humberto de la Calle – chief negotiator of the Farc peace deal - toward the centre-left. Polls suggest that no one candidate will win outright on Sunday, in which case a run-off will be held on June 17. Colombia joining Nato as a partner country will mean it will cooperate on global security areas like cyber and maritime security, terrorism and links to organised crime. Alvaro Uribe, president of Colombia from 2002-10, has emerged as one of the fiercest critics of the peace deal, and has chosen Ivan Duque as his successor "Colombia benefits a lot from being an active part of the international community,” said Mr Santos, announcing the move, which had been agreed last year, on national television. “Many of the problems we face are increasingly global and need the support and collaboration of other countries for their solution." Other global partners include Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand and Pakistan.



Service Dog Gives Birth to 8 Puppies at Florida Airport Gate

Service Dog Gives Birth to 8 Puppies at Florida Airport GateThey missed their flight.



Trump Slams Media For Concocting Official Who Actually Ran His White House Briefing

Trump Slams Media For Concocting Official Who Actually Ran His White House BriefingPresident Donald Trump attacked The New York Times in a tweet Saturday,



Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as heroNOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives.



Toyota Corolla Crashes Into Parked 1931 Ford Model A

Toyota Corolla Crashes Into Parked 1931 Ford Model AYears of restoration painfully ends in the hands of a careless, distracted driver.



American Airlines passenger faces up to 20 years in jail for in-flight tirade

American Airlines passenger faces up to 20 years in jail for in-flight tiradeAn American Airlines passenger was denied alcohol on a flight and launched a screaming tirade involving spit, blood, and possibly up to 20 years in prison. Jason Felix was flying from St Croix to Miami on AA flight 1293 when the incident occurred, according to an FBI affidavit. The bureau and local police are investigating the matter.



Twitter #PutStarWarsInOtherFilms And It Was Universally Entertaining

Twitter #PutStarWarsInOtherFilms And It Was Universally Entertaining"Solo: A Star Wars Story" hits this weekend and even though that film is



NASCAR's longest race to largely to escape rain on Sunday night

NASCAR's longest race to largely to escape rain on Sunday nightWhile there can be a passing shower or thunderstorm, the steadiest rain targeting Charlotte, North Carolina, is expected to hold off until after Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600.



China, Burkina Faso establish ties following Taiwan snub

China, Burkina Faso establish ties following Taiwan snubChina and Burkina Faso signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations on Saturday, days after the west African nation cut ties with Taiwan in yet another victory for Beijing in its campaign to isolate the island. A communique on establishing relations was signed in Beijing by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterpart Alpha Barry. Burkina Faso broke off ties with Taiwan on Thursday, becoming the second country to do so within a month and leaving the democratically ruled island with only 18 diplomatic allies around the world.



Landslide Yes vote as Ireland referendum repeals tough abortion laws ? what happens next?

Landslide Yes vote as Ireland referendum repeals tough abortion laws – what happens next?Ireland’s prime minister hailed the "quiet revolution” which delivered an overwhelming victory in favour of repealing its strict abortion laws on Saturday in a poll that marked voters' steady drift away from the grip of the country's conservative Catholic roots. The country voted 67 per cent in favour of reform and 33 per cent against in a landslide victory for the pro-choice Yes campaign.  "We have seen the culmination of a quiet revolution that's been taking place in Ireland over 20 years," Mr Varadkar said, as he waited for the votes to be counted in Dublin.  "It's been a great exercise in democracy and the people have said we want a modern constitution for a modern country, and that we trust women to take the right decisions about their own healthcare." Even Ireland's rural and conservative areas backed reform, with County Roscommon and the town of Longford returning Yes votes.  The majority of Irish voters have backed changing the country's abortion law Support for reform was so widespread that the No campaign conceded defeat several hours before the referendum count was finished.  "The people of Ireland weighed it in the balance and it came down on one side. I obviously would have preferred if they had come down on the other," John McGuirk, communications director for the "Save the 8th" campaign, said on Saturday.  Dr Peter Boylan, a leading member of the Yes campaign and former Master of the National Maternity Hospital, said they were "relieved and vindicated." Thousands forced abroad for terminations Since it was passed in 1983, an estimated 170,000 Irish women have had to travel to England for terminations. Those who have the procedure done illegally at home risk up to 14 years in prison. However, the pro-life No campaign has warned that the government's alternative, unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks, is "too extreme." Young and old packed the streets of Dublin on Friday as they lined up to cast their vote following a tense and divisive campaign which has forced the country to grapple with its deeply held Catholic convictions.  One of the victims of Ireland's abortion policies referenced by the Yes campaign was Savita Halappanavar, died in hospital in Galway aged 31 when she was refused an abortion during a miscarriage. Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar, said she repeatedly asked for a termination but was refused because there was a foetal heartbeat. Irish PM urged reform President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina cast their votes in Dublin on Friday morning. Around two hours later Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar, a vocal advocate for repeal, voted in the city. "I always get a little buzz from voting, it just feels like it is democracy in action," Mr Varadkar said after emerging from the polling station at Castleknock. "Not taking anything for granted of course, but quietly confident - there's been good turnout across the country so far and hoping for a Yes vote tomorrow. "Obviously, I would be encouraging everyone to come out and vote, a high turnout would be to the advantage of the yes campaign." He urged voters not to be distracted by the sunny weather and exercise their democratic right. Yes campaigners hug one another as the count in the Irish referendum on the 8th amendment concerning the country's abortion laws takes place at the RDS centre #HomeToVote campaign boosted turnout For several days at Dublin airport, activists had gathered in the arrivals lounge, clapping and cheering as they greeted Irish expats returning from as far away as Los Angeles, Hanoi and Nairobi to cast their vote. One group of well-wishers held large “welcome home” banner. Another unfurled a sign which said: “Thank you for making the journey so other women don’t have to.” Tara Flynn, a 48-year-old Yes voter, who had to fly to the Netherlands for an abortion 11 years ago, said: “It’s a vote to say, I don’t send you away anymore," referring to women who are forced to go abroad for terminations. Since Thursday, fleets of cars driven by volunteers have been ferrying voters from the airport to polling stations across the country. Many used social media to offer lifts, with Molly O’Cathain posting a photograph on Twitter of her car with a sign in the window that read “Repeal Mobile". Over 3,000 Irish women have UK abortions per year What happens next?  In a No vote scenario, nothing would have changed. But the Yes victory means the eighth amendment will be repealed.  Then, Irish lawmakers will get to work transferring the government's proposals into law.  Mr Varadkar has urged lawmakers to vote through the new legislation, whichever way they voted in the campaign.   



Oil output could return to October 2016 level, says Russia's Novak

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Trump Unbelievably Rips Dems For Immigrant Kids Being Separated From Parents

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Baby panda born in Malaysia zoo makes public debut

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Summer in the city ? New York City's parks in 1978

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Canadian police seek 2 after bomb wounds 15 at restaurant

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

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Superpower in the Sky: Why Israel Wants F-35s and Deadly New F-15s

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America revisits 'Pizza Bomber' mystery with new Netflix series

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EPA chief's security bill soars, agency cites death threats

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The Week's Most Important Car Numbers

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Hero teacher saved lives during Indiana school shooting

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Correction: Venezuela-Jailed American-Improbable Release

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Ethiopia pardons senior opposition leader sentenced to death

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U.S. warships sail near islands claimed by Beijing

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Authorities: Suspected restaurant gunman had gun license

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Why Finding the Source of Tainted Romaine Lettuce Is so Hard

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Putin and Abe discuss peace treaty over Kuril islands

Putin and Abe discuss peace treaty over Kuril islandsRussian President Vladimir Putin and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday pledged to move forward on a peace treaty to solve a territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands. "We believe it is important to patiently continue the search for a solution that would satisfy the interests of Russia and Japan and that would be accepted by the nations of both countries," Putin said at a news conference following the talks.



BMW i8 Roadster First Edition Handover Event Had 18 Cars

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Tesla seeks to dismiss securities fraud lawsuit: U.S. court document

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Booyah: Obama Photographer Hilariously Trolls Trump's 'Spy' Claim

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Israeli strike on Gaza kills 3 Palestinian militants

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Imran Khan eyes victory as Pakistan announces elections on July 25

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The Next Privacy Battle in Europe Is Over This New Law

The tech industry is fighting a pending measure that’s even stricter than the recently enacted G.D.P.R. It’s called the ePrivacy Regulation.


How Savita Halappanavar’s Death Spurred Ireland’s Abortion Rights Campaign

Dr. Halappanavar, 31, died in 2012 after Irish doctors denied her an abortion, even as she miscarried. Her death from infection propelled a movement.


As Ireland Joins Europe’s Sprint From Catholic Fold, Francis Looks South

Pope Francis, who seems resigned that a devout and Catholic Europe has largely slipped into the church’s past, has shifted his focus to the world’s outcasts.


Italy’s Populist Parties, on Precipice of Power, Fail to Form Government

The failure, resulting from an impasse over the future government’s economics minister, thrusts Italy back into uncertainty — and potential new elections.


Kaliningrad Journal: Russian City’s Dazzling New Soccer Stadium Outshines Its Team

An anticorruption group says World Cup stadium construction became another means for the Kremlin to reward favored oligarchs.


At Least 4 Russians Killed in Syria in Firefight With ISIS

The clash in Deir al-Zour left 43 militants from the Islamic State dead, the Russian Defense Ministry said.


‘Ivan the Terrible’ Painting Damaged in Russia in Vodka-Fueled Attack

Russian news reports said the suspect thought the 1885 canvas, “Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581,” by the Russian realist Ilya Repin, was historically inaccurate.


Photos From Ireland, as ‘Yes’ Supporters Celebrate Vote to Legalize Abortion

Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar called the result of Ireland's referendum on abortion a “culmination of a quiet revolution that’s been taking place in Ireland for the past 10 or 20 years.”


Ireland Votes to Legalize Abortion

Irish voters repealed a constitutional amendment that banned abortion in nearly all cases, laying the groundwork for a legal path to terminating pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic country.


Ireland Votes to End Abortion Ban, in Rebuke to Catholic Conservatism

The referendum was the latest sign of a drift toward liberalism in a country that only recently installed a gay man as prime minister and allowed same-sex marriage.


Once Delayed, Nobel Prize for Literature No Sure Thing in 2019

After the 2018 prize was delayed because of a sexual harassment scandal, the director of the Nobel Foundation said there might not be an award in 2019, either.


Florence’s Answer to Mafia Violence: A Painting’s Loving Restoration

The last painting damaged during a Mafia car bombing that killed five residents in 1993 is returned to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.


Understanding Ireland’s Vote on Whether to Keep Its Abortion Ban

Results of two exit polls released Friday night showed voters had favored repeal by a wide margin.


Hosted by Putin, Leaders of France and Japan Castigate Trump

Vladimir Putin hosted leaders of France and Japan in his native city, where they showed unity in their criticism of President Trump’s recent moves.


A Journey Home to Find the Meaning of Fatherhood

“Fatherland,” now playing in London, is an ambitious, genre-defying work that brings together interviews about what it means to be a parent, enlivened with music and dance.


Rajoy Government in Spain Is Threatened by Verdicts in Corruption Case

Socialist opponents put forward a motion for a vote of no-confidence to oust the prime minister, a day after his party was convicted of operating a slush fund.


Russia ‘Accountable’ for Downed Airliner, Australia and Netherlands Say

The Kremlin rejects claims that it shot down a Malaysian jet in 2014, but the countries whose citizens made up the bulk of passengers are pursuing legal action.


Scorned, Animal Rights Advocates in France Intensify Guerrilla Tactics

As lawmakers backtrack on vows to improve animal welfare, one group is turning to clandestine videos in an attempt to shock Parliament into action.


U.S. News Outlets Block European Readers Over New Privacy Rules

The move by several major news organizations illustrated that some companies would prefer to lose European readers than to risk being hit with stiff penalties.


Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google

Major tech companies took steps to prevent foreign meddling online before voters in Ireland cast ballots on Friday. Here’s how those efforts are working out.


   


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