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He offers public accounting of what he says are four meetings with Russians during campaign and transition


Read Kushner's statement on Russia to congressional committees

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What you need to know about Kushner's statement

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner released a statement Monday morning to the Hill intelligence committees about his contacts with Russians during the presidential campaign and transition.


What Trump's team is saying about Russian sanctions


Conway, Stelter spar over Russia coverage

Kellyanne Conway tells CNN's Brian Stelter that she disagrees with the level of attention the media is giving to Russia's interference in the 2016 election.


Senator: Trump's Russia stance 'bizarre'

In an interview with Jake Tapper, Sen. Al Franken responds to President Trump's continued doubts over the Russian interference in the 2016 election.


Interactions between Trump-world and Russia, documented

The White House acknowledged this week that President Donald Trump met Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 dinner for an hour -- a meeting that went undisclosed for weeks until it came out in press reports. This non-disclosure follows a pattern when it comes to some meetings between Trump associates and Russians. The interactions span back to the in-person meeting at Trump Tower in the summer of 2016 between senior Trump campaign officials and a group of well-connected Russians.


Trump calls Sessions 'beleaguered' days after slamming him

President Donald Trump on Monday described Attorney General Jeff Sessions as "beleaguered" as he tweeted about his frustration with the Russia probe.


Charlie Gard's parents give up battle to take son to US

The parents of the terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard have given up their legal fight over treatment for their son.


Driver due in court after 9 deaths in semi

The driver of a tractor-trailer turned deadly transporter for undocumented migrants is due to face criminal charges in a Texas court Monday in what police are calling a human trafficking crime.


Chill across White House reaches State Dept.


Man with chainsaw at large after attack in Switzerland

A man wielding a chainsaw in northern Switzerland has injured several people, police have told CNN, in what they said was an ongoing situation.


Sessions responds to Trump's rebuke

Attorney General Jeff Sessions responds to President Trump saying that he would not have picked Sessions to be attorney general if he had known Sessions would recuse himself over matters related to the 2016 campaign.


Ruszczyk's family hires Minneapolis attorney from Castile case

Robert Bennett doesn't look like a man fighting for the little guy.


Spokesman: Trump still unsure of meddling

US President Donald Trump remains unconvinced that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election, his new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said on Sunday.


Nobody seems to know what the heck is happening on health care

As Republican senators prepared to make their familiar dash to airports and train stations Thursday evening, many were in agreement: We have no clue what is happening with Obamacare repeal next week.


Layoffs at factory Trump helped save

Donald Trump helped convince Carrier not to move its Indianpolis furnace plant to Mexico, but now the company is eliminating hundreds of jobs. CNN's Martin Savidge has the story.


Moms sold girls into sex slavery

CNN's Alexandra Field catches up with three girls featured in the CNN Freedom Project's award-winning 2013 documentary, "Every Day in Cambodia." Sold into sexual slavery by their own mothers, today they have found dignity and hope through gainful employment..


North Korea cancels annual beer festival, firms say


Michael Phelps loses simulated race against shark


5 things to know for Monday

Start your week off right. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)


'The Rock' says he considered joining UFC


90 at rapper's concert are hospitalized

More than 90 people were hospitalized in Connecticut during a concert headlined by musician Chance the Rapper, authorities said.


Snooty, world's oldest captive manatee, dies

The world's oldest-known manatee in captivity, Snooty, has died in a tragic accident, the South Florida Museum says.


NFLer saves man's life at airport


MLBer sets new American League record


Basketball Hall of Famer dies at 101


Judge offers reduced sentence for sterilization

A program in White County, Tennessee, is drawing criticism for offering inmates reduced jail sentences in exchange for receiving vasectomies or birth control implants.


Mice caught on tape at Chipotle

After customers posted this video showing mice inside a Dallas Chipotle, the chain's stock plunged 3%.


Princes William and Harry regret their final phone call with mom


Life of Princess Diana, 20 years after her death


Princess Diana's personal belongings on display

From Lionel Richie cassette tapes to her beloved ballet shoes, personal objects that reveal the private life of Princess Diana are going on display in Buckingham Palace .


'Worn out' Prince George gets off plane

Britain's Prince William and his royal family are touring Poland and Germany, but Prince George was reluctant to get off of the plane in Warsaw.


Prince George beams in new birthday photo

You have to admit: Prince George is one cute (almost) 4-year-old.


Prince Harry: No royal wants to be king or queen

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for over 65 years, but according to Prince Harry few in the royal family envy her, despite sharing her sense of duty.


White House resignations and the Hill's cutest pup

Take a look at the week in politics from July 16 through July 22.


How Amsterdam cleaned up its sleazy center

It was raw and in-your-face, sleazy yet seductive, but Amsterdam's famous Red Light District has been cleaned up and a new character is emerging.


World's most popular amusement parks

The house that Walt Disney built has won the title of world's most popular amusement park.


Elephants swept into the sea

A Sri Lankan naval patrol rescued two distressed elephants stranded at sea off the island's eastern coast, according to Sri Lankan officials.


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How to invest in stocks


Democrats: Our plan for a better deal


San Antonio victims deserve our compassion, not condemnation

Early Sunday morning, a horrific scene unfolded in the parking lot of a San Antonio Walmart. A call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of dozens of alleged undocumented immigrants packed inside an 18-wheeler.


What 'SNL' got wrong in its Spicer satire

Thanks to "Saturday Night Live,' we have two versions of Sean Spicer. There's the sympathetic one who Melissa McCarthy plays hilariously on the late-night show. And then there's the Spicer who has defended many of Donald Trump's outrageous claims with false statements and outright lies.


Trump just gave Russia a 'beautiful' gift


Chester Bennington's life may help male sex abuse victims


Why cancer is not a war, fight, or battle


Brilliant tip to pay off your home at a furious pace


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Charlie Gard parents' 'worst fears' confirmed as legal fight ends

Their lawyer told the High Court "time had run out" for the terminally-ill baby.


US-Russia probe: Trump son-in-law Kushner denies collusion

Jared Kushner says he had "no improper contacts", as he prepares for a grilling in the Senate.


South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV

The nine-year-old has no active HIV in the body after catching the infection at birth.


Switzerland chainsaw attack: Five hurt in Schaffhausen

Parts of the town of Schaffhausen are sealed off as police search for the suspect.


Dramatic footage shows pagoda collapsing into river

A Buddhist temple in central Myanmar has been swallowed by rising floodwaters after heavy rainfall.


Michael Phelps loses 'race' to Great White shark

But a computer simulated race between the US swimmer and a shark draws complaints from many viewers.


French philosopher Dufourmantelle drowns rescuing children

The French philosopher, who wrote a book called Praise of Risk, dies trying to save two children.


Poland's President Duda vetoes judicial reforms after protests

Poland's president rejects a controversial law to replace Supreme Court judges with political nominees.


China rising political star facing corruption probe

Sun Zhengcai, seen as a contender for China's top job, is being investigated, authorities say.


Kabul suicide car bomb: 30 killed in Afghan capital

The Taliban say they carried out the attack in the Afghan capital that killed at least 30 people.


CCTV shows Starbucks customer tackling armed robber

What Ryan Florez thought would be an easy target turned out to be anything but.


Israel and Jordan in diplomatic standoff after embassy deaths

Jordan wants to question embassy guard who Israel says killed an attacker but has immunity.


IMF downgrades UK and US growth forecasts

Lower activity in the first quarter of 2017 suggests both will underperform the global economy.


More rounds of IVF 'increase chances'

A new study offers a clearer estimate of success rates from repeated attempts, researchers say.


Shetland firefighters use oxygen masks for animals

The masks are being used by firefighters in Shetland in what is believed to be a Scottish first.


Comic Con 2017: This year's highlights in 90 seconds

The costumes, the stars, the fans - this is Comic Con in 90 seconds.


How the body responds to stress

We analysed how the body responds to stress - by making presenter Jordan Dunbar do a comedy performance.


Film shows Muslims in 'unseen China'

Knife in the Clear Water offers a rare glimpse into the lives of China's Hui Muslim population.


Boris Johnson tries 'hongi' greeting in New Zealand

Mr Johnson thanked locals for teaching him the greeting, in which people touch their noses together


Ladders and chainsaws: The women teaching young girls firefighting skills

The Arlington County Fire Department is showing young women the ropes of firefighting at Camp Heat.


The last days of Phnom Penh's iconic White Building

Images of diverse lives lived well in one of Phnom Penh's most iconic buildings, days before its demolition.


Texas county struggles with migrant deaths

How one Texas county is coping with the highest number of migrant deaths in the US, and struggling to identify the deceased.


Animal v Athlete: Four times man has raced beast

As Michael Phelps takes on a Great White Shark, we look at other athletes who have taken on animals.


The rather rude sounds of an elephant seal

Male elephant seals recognise the rhythm of one another's voices, researchers say.


Beyonce Madame Tussauds controversy: Waxworks over the years

Madame Tussauds has changed its controversial waxwork of Beyonce after social media users complained that it made her more light skinned.


The islanders who can only see in black, white and grey

Belgian photographer Sanne de Wilde is fascinated by the colourblind residents of Pingelap.


Couples take part in Belarus wife-carrying race

Couples take part in Belarus wife-carrying race


The city that makes the most expensive boats in the world

How Italian seaside city Viareggio became a hub for the superyacht manufacturing industry.


Where Trump is seen as saviour

One of America's poorest majority-white towns has faith the president will to make it great again.


Why is Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe so unpopular?

As Japan's PM faces accusations of personal favouritism, his approval ratings have plummeted.


Yazidi survivor: 'I was raped every day for six months'

Ekhlas, a Yazidi living in northern Iraq, was 14 when so-called Islamic State held her as a sex slave.


How formula milk shaped the modern workplace

Since the first commercial substitute for breast milk was launched in 1865, formula has shaped the workforce.


Comic-Con day 3 recap: Stranger Things, Westworld, Ready Player One and more

A round-up of the film and TV events that made headlines in San Diego.


The communist soldier using charity sites to fund his war

Several Americans and Brits are using charity donation websites to finance their war efforts in eastern Ukraine.


The people trying to fight fake news in India

The explosion of mobile phones and connectivity has fuelled a scourge of fake news in the country.


TV host's race jokes spark Brazil-Korea online war

Remarks and gestures made by a well-known Brazilian TV host kicked off an online spat between South Korea and Brazil


Why South Korea's women golfers are so successful

South Korean women have dominated international golf for years now. Why?


Six 'unpresidented' months - 42 to go

US citizens have now had six months to get used to their new president and still not all are finding it easy. Americans in the UK face a double dose of change with Brexit.


Marvel: Everything it unleashed at Comic-Con

Thor, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Ant-Man sent fans into meltdown.


Irish immigrant?s arrest highlights race's role in deportation

After a high-profile deportation, undocumented Irish immigrants are on edge.


Marian Hill: 'An Apple advert kick-started our career'

How Marian Hill went from cult artists to mainstream success, after Apple chose their song for an ad.


Thailand monks: Wirapol Sukphol case highlights country's Buddhism crisis

Thai monk Wirapol Sukphol denies a range of charges but the case points to a wider trend of bad karma.


Donald Trump: Could the US president pardon himself?

Some legal experts believe he could, but that would not be the end of his problems.


Benjamin Mendy: Man City sign Monaco defender for £52m

Benjamin Mendy completes his £52m transfer to Manchester City from Monaco to become the world's most expensive defender.


Women's World Cup: England win over India can be 'springboard' for women's cricket

England's World Cup victory can be a "springboard" for women's cricket around the world, according to captain Heather Knight.


Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome can go on to win more titles - Dave Brailsford

Tour de France champion Chris Froome will be a "force" in the race for years to come, says Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford.


Women's Euro 2017: England 2-0 Spain highlights

England benefit from a bizarre refereeing decision to beat Spain 2-0 and take a huge step towards the Women's Euro 2017 quarter-finals.


Adam Peaty's gym workout - 'Don't try these, until you've got guns like these'

Olympic 100m breaststroke champion Adam Peaty goes through some of his gym workout routines.


The Open 2017: Jordan Spieth will enjoy Birkdale win more than any other

Jordan Spieth says he will enjoy his Open victory more than any other win after playing the best five-hole stretch of his life.


 

Trump open to signing Russia sanctions legislation: official


Chainsaw attacker wounds five in Swiss town, police launch manhunt


Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane: U.S. officials


Suicide bomber in Pakistan's Lahore kills 25, many of them police


Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest


Taliban suicide car bomber kills dozens in Afghan capital


Just as German election heats up, Merkel takes holiday break


Israel cites self-defense in Amman embassy shooting


India arrests Kashmir separatists for terror funding


Philippine leader says drugs war 'trivialized' by human rights concerns


 

Kushner confirms Russia meetings, says 'I did not collude' - CNN


The Latest: Insurance Firm: 2 Employees Hurt in Swiss Attack - U.S. News & World Report


9 people dead after sweltering tractor-trailer found at San Antonio Walmart - CNN


Teen arrested after 14-year-old sister dies in California car wreck livestreamed on Instagram - New York Daily News


Dems to unveil 'better deal' messaging campaign Monday - The Hill


Here's what happened when Michael Phelps raced a Great White Shark - AOL


The Latest: USS Constitution returns to water after repairs - Charlotte Observer


Poland's President Vetoes 2 Proposed Laws Limiting Courts' Independence - New York Times


'Game of Thrones' Season 7, Episode 2 Recap: Dark Reunions - New York Times


After Mosul victory, Iraq mulls future of Shiite militias - ABC News


 

Trump, in angry Twitter spree, declares ?the complete power to pardon?

Trump, in angry Twitter spree, declares ‘the complete power to pardon’Those who hope for a Twitter tirade from the president every Saturday morning were amply rewarded, as he lashed out at multiple targets.



Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Fatal Shooting

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Fatal ShootingMinneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned on Friday, nearly a week after a police officer fatally Justine Damond.



Eight Massive Wildfires Rage Across California

Eight Massive Wildfires Rage Across CaliforniaAmong the fires is the most destructive wildfire in the U.S. this year, which crept within a mile of the historic tourist town of Mariposa.



US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute

US student freed after week held in China over taxi disputeBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers.



Snooty, world's oldest known manatee, dies in aquarium accident

Snooty, world's oldest known manatee, dies in aquarium accident(Reuters) - Snooty, the world's oldest known manatee in captivity, has died in an accident at a Florida aquarium just days after his 69th birthday, officials said on Sunday.



Gen. Dunford On North Korea: We Can Protect the American People Today

Gen. Dunford On North Korea: We Can Protect the American People TodayJoint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford explains how North Korea is progressing toward a nuclear weapon but stresses the U.S. is more than capable of handling that threat.



Hundreds of Islamic State corpses await repatriation from Libya

Hundreds of Islamic State corpses await repatriation from LibyaSeven months after Libyan forces defeated Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, hundreds of bodies of foreign militants still lie stored in freezers as authorities negotiate with other governments to decide what to do with them, local officials say. The corpses have been shipped to Misrata, a city further to the west whose forces led the fight to defeat Islamic State in Sirte in December. Allowing the bodies to be shipped home to countries such as Tunisia, Sudan and Egypt would be sensitive for the governments involved, wary of acknowledging how many of their citizens left to fight as jihadists in Iraq, Syria and Libya.



Woman Shares Touching Photo of Walmart Employee Helping Blind Man Shop

Woman Shares Touching Photo of Walmart Employee Helping Blind Man ShopShe said the heartwarming moment caught her eye.



Russian Spy House That Inspired 'The Americans' Will Be Put Up for Sale

Russian Spy House That Inspired 'The Americans' Will Be Put Up for SaleA New Jersey home that has been vacant since the FBI arrested a family of undercover Russian spies living there is heading for sale



Trump suggests Republicans should ?protect their president?

Trump suggests Republicans should ‘protect their president’The president tweeted on Sunday that it is “very sad” Republicans are doing "very little to protect" him — and admitted that the ongoing Russia probe, while “phony,” may be “taking hold.”



Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor

Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactorLava-like rocks believed to be melted nuclear fuel have been spotted inside Japan's stricken Fukushima reactor by an underwater robot, the plant's operator said at the end of a three-day inspection. Large amounts of the solidified lumps and deposit were spotted for the first time by the robot on the floor of the primary containment vessel underneath the core of Fukushima's No. 3 reactor, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said. "There is a high possibility that the solidified objects are mixtures of melted metal and fuel that fell from the vessel," a TEPCO spokesman said, adding that the company was planning further analysis of the images.



Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stopsPHOENIX (AP) — Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over.



Safety Tips For Watching The Solar Eclipse

Safety Tips For Watching The Solar EclipseA total solar eclipse will be visible from many parts of the United States on Aug. 21, as the moon’s shadow moves across the country from west to east. NASA offered safety tips for viewing.



Venezuela?s symphony of protests

Venezuela’s symphony of protestsMusicians in Venezuela have been taking their instruments to protests this year, and a violist was killed in June. Here are some of the players in action.



Trump Claims ?Complete Power to Pardon? in Tweetstorm

Trump Claims ‘Complete Power to Pardon’ in TweetstormThe president launched a Twitter blitz Saturday — 10 tweets in all — claiming his power to pardon, demanding action on health care to attacking Hillary Clinton.



Hopes for future HIV cure revived as South African child becomes third in remission

Hopes for future HIV cure revived as South African child becomes third in remissionA South African child born with HIV has surprised experts by appearing to be effectively cured of the AIDS virus after just a year of treatment followed by eight and a half years drug-free. Patients with HIV would normally need to stay on antiretroviral (ART) drugs for the rest of their lives to keep AIDS at bay. But this child, still off treatment and now almost 10 years old, has no signs of the disease. This and other recent, isolated cases of remission have given additional hope to the 37 million people worldwide infected with the virus that causes AIDS. Yet experts urged caution, saying the case is extremely rare does not suggest a simple path to a cure. Prince Harry and Rihanna get tested for HIV 00:52 "It's a case that raises more questions than it necessarily answers," said Linda-Gail Bekker, president of the International AIDS Society (IAS), which is holding a conference in Paris this week. "It does raise the interesting notion that maybe treatment isn't for life. (But) it's clearly a rare phenomenon." The child, whose name and gender were not disclosed, was part of a clinical trial in which researchers were investigating the effect of treating HIV-positive babies in the first few weeks of life, and then stopping and starting the ART medicines whilst checking whether their HIV was being controlled. The United Nations HIV/AIDS agency said last week that 19.5 million people - more than half of the 37 million patients with HIV - are now on treatment. The vast majority of patients with HIV suffer an increase in the amount of the virus circulating in the body if they stop treatment, but this child was different, the South African researchers said. Naomi Campbell 'stands in solidarity' with millions of women on World AIDS day 00:27 "To our knowledge, this is the first case of sustained virological control from a randomized trial of ART interruption following early treatment of infants," they said in a summary of findings presented at the IAS conference on Monday. The baby contracted HIV from its mother. Treatment with ART started when it was almost nine weeks old but was interrupted at 40 weeks when the virus had been suppressed, and the child was monitored regularly for any signs of relapse. "At age 9.5 years, the child was clinically asymptomatic," the researchers said. Sharon Lewin, an HIV expert at the University of Melbourne and co-chair of the IAS's HIV Cure and Cancer forum, said the case threw up possible insights into how the human immune system can control HIV replication when treatment is interrupted. Yet in terms of the scientific search for a cure for HIV and AIDS, she told Reuters, it appeared only to confirm previous reports of similarly rare cases. "We know that very rarely, people who have had treatment and stopped it are then able to control the virus." The HIV/AIDS pandemic has killed around 35 million people worldwide since it began in the 1980s.



Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to seaTwo young elephants washed out to sea were saved from drowning Sunday by the Sri Lankan navy in the second such incident off the island in as many weeks. The navy said the pair of wild elephants were brought ashore after a "mammoth effort" involving navy divers, ropes and a flotilla of boats to tow them back to shallow waters. Photos showed the elephants in distress, barely keeping their trunks above water in the deep seas about one kilometre off the coast of Sri Lanka.



Russian envoy, at heart of U.S. investigations, ends tenure in Washington

Russian envoy, at heart of U.S. investigations, ends tenure in WashingtonRussia's ambassador to Washington Sergei Kislyak, a key figure in ongoing U.S. investigations into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, ended his tenure on Saturday. The Russian embassy in Washington said on its Twitter feed that Minister-Counseler and Deputy Chief of Mission Denis V. Gonchar would serve as Charge d'Affaires until Kislyak's successor arrived. Kislyak, who held the post since 2008, is expected to be replaced by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov.



9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck

9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truckSAN ANTONIO (AP) — At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what authorities said on Sunday was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.



Mom of Teen Who Went Missing at Sea with Friend Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Other Family

Mom of Teen Who Went Missing at Sea with Friend Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Other FamilyShe claims their negligence led to the boys' deaths in the suit.



Ohio set to resume executions, child killer awaits appeals

Ohio set to resume executions, child killer awaits appealsOhio is moving toward carrying out its first execution in more than three years.



US Imposes Sanctions On Russia, Iran, North Korea

US Imposes Sanctions On Russia, Iran, North KoreaThe House and Senate released a deal Saturday that imposed sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea for undermining American interests.



15 Pounds of Frozen Meat Falls From Sky on Florida Man's House

15 Pounds of Frozen Meat Falls From Sky on Florida Man's HouseA 15-pound bag of frozen pork landed on the Deerfield Beach home of Travis Adair and his family



How it happened: Jerusalem holy site crisis

How it happened: Jerusalem holy site crisisEight people have been killed in a weekend of violence following new Israeli security measures at an ultra-sensitive Jerusalem holy site. On July 14, three Arab Israelis armed with automatic rifles and a knife exit Jerusalem's Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, and shoot dead two police officers stationed nearby. Arab Israelis are descendants of Palestinians who remained on their land following the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.



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Erdogan visits Gulf in bid to defuse Qatar row

Erdogan visits Gulf in bid to defuse Qatar rowTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan traveled to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on Sunday, the Gulf states' official news agencies reported, as part of a diplomatic tour aimed at healing an Arab rift with Ankara's ally Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties and imposed sanctions on Qatar last month, accusing it of supporting terrorism.



Teacher convicted of having sex with her student suing teenage boy for defamation

Teacher convicted of having sex with her student suing teenage boy for defamationA 36-year-old teacher convicted of having sex with a person under the legal age of consent in California is suing the student she slept with for defamation. Tara Stumph, who is currently serving a 180 day sentence for having sex with a 16-year-old student, says that statements made by the young man hurt her reputation and her career. Stumph was named alongside her former employer, the Lucia Mar School District, in the lawsuit brought against her by her victim’s family.



Who is Charlie Gard, what is the disease he suffers from and what has been decided?

Who is Charlie Gard, what is the disease he suffers from and what has been decided?It has been a heartbreaking legal battle that has captured international attention and drawn offers of support from Donald Trump and the Pope. Now, the parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard have ended their legal battle over treatment for their son. Great Ormond Street Hospital will now give the parents some precious final hours with their son before withdrawing the ventilator that keeps him alive. Here is everything you need to know about the case. Who is Charlie Gard? Charlie is a 10-month old patient in intensive care at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London. On August 4, 2016, he was born a "perfectly healthy" baby at full term and at a "healthy weight". After about a month, however,  Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, noticed that he was less able to lift his head and support himself than other babies of a similar age. Chris Gard and Connie Yates with their son Charlie Credit: PA Doctors discovered he had a rare inherited disease - infantile onset encephalomyopathy mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS). The condition causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage. In October, after he had became lethargic and his breathing shallow, he was transferred to the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Why was there a legal fight?  Charlie's parents wanted to take him to see specialists in the USA, who had offered an experimental therapy called nucleoside.  A crowdfunding page was set up in January to help finance the therapy. Ribbons and hearts tied to trees outside Great Ormond Street Hospital in London by well wishers backing a campaign to allow terminally ill baby Charlie Gard to be treated in America Credit: PA But doctors at GOSH concluded that the experimental treatment, which is not designed to be curative, would not improve Charlie’s quality of life.  When parents do not agree about a child’s future treatment, it is standard legal process to ask the courts to make a decision. This is what happened in Charlie’s case. What were the stages of the legal battle? March 3: Great Ormond Street bosses asked Mr Justice Francis to rule that life support treatment should stop. The judge was told that Charlie could only breathe through a ventilator and was fed through a tube. April 11: Mr Justice Francis said doctors could stop providing life-support treatment after analysing the case at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London He concluded that life-support treatment should end and said a move to a palliative care regime would be in Charlie's best interests.  Connie Yates leaves the Supreme Court after a panel of three Supreme Court justices on dismissed the couple's latest challenge Credit: PA May 3: Charlie's parents then asked Court of Appeal judges to consider the case. May 23: After analysing the case, three Court of Appeal judges dismissed the couple's appeal two days later.  June 8: Charlie's parents then lost their fight in the Supreme Court. Charlie's mother broke down in tears and screamed as justices announced their decision and was led from the court by lawyers. Chris Gard leaves the Supreme Court after it ruled in favour of Great Ormond Street Hospital Credit: PA June 20:  Judges in the European Court of Human Rights started to analyse the case after lawyers representing Charlie's parents make written submissions.  A European Court of Human Rights spokeswoman said the case would get "priority". "In light of the exceptional circumstances of this case, the court has already accorded it priority and will treat the application with the utmost urgency," she added. Supporters outside the Supreme Court Credit: PA June 27: On Tuesday, European court judges refused to intervene. A Great Ormond Street spokeswoman said the European Court decision marked "the end" of a "difficult process". She said there would be "no rush" to change Charlie's care and said there would be "careful planning and discussion". July 10: Charlie's parents return to the High Court and ask Mr Justice Francis to carry out a fresh analysis of the case. Mr Justice Francis gives them less than 48 hours to prove an experimental treatment works. July 24: Charlie's parents withdraw their request to change the original court order.  The baby will have his life support switched off in the next few days. Why was the case back in court? Charlie inherited the faulty RRM2B gene from his parents, affecting the cells responsible for energy production and respiration and leaving him unable to move or breathe without a ventilator. GOSH describes experimental nucleoside therapies as "unjustified" and the treatment is not a cure. The hospital's decision to go back into the courtroom came after two international healthcare facilities and their researchers contacted them to say they have "fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment". Charlie's parents have now decided to end their legal battle.  What did Charlie's parents argue? Richard Gordon QC, who led Charlie's parents' legal team, had told Court of Appeal judges that the case raised "very serious legal issues". Mum of Charlie Gard says five doctors support her 01:33 "They wish to exhaust all possible options," Mr Gordon said in a written outline of Charlie's parents' case. "They don't want to look back and think 'what if?'. This court should not stand in the way of their only remaining hope." Mr Gordon suggested that Charlie might be being unlawfully detained and denied his right to liberty. He said judges should not interfere with parents' exercise of parental rights. Lawyers, who represented Charlie's parents for free, said Mr Justice Francis had not given enough weight to Charlie's human right to life. They said there was no risk the proposed therapy in the US would cause Charlie "significant harm". Miss Yates and Mr Gard have now acknowledged that the therapy could not help their son get better.  Ethics professor: If Charlie Gard was my child I would let him die peacefully 01:22 What did GOSH argue? Katie Gollop QC, who led Great Ormond Street's legal team, suggested that further treatment would leave Charlie in a "condition of existence". She said therapy proposed in the USA was "experimental" and would not help Charlie. "There is significant harm if what the parents want for Charlie comes into effect," she told appeal judges. "The significant harm is a condition of existence which is offering the child no benefit." She added: "It is inhuman to permit that condition to continue." A banner hung on railings outside Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London Credit: PA Ms Gollop said nobody knew whether Charlie was in pain. "Nobody knows because it is so very difficult because of the ravages of Charlie's condition," she said. "He cannot see, he cannot hear, he cannot make a noise, he cannot move." Interventions from Trump and the Vatican While Ms Yates and Mr Gard said they have been boosted by support from US President Donald Trump and the Vatican, a leading expert has described interventions from high-profile figures as "unhelpful". Professor Neena Modi, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health said in an open letter that Charlie's situation is "heartbreaking" for his parents, and "difficult" for others including medical staff, but added that even well-meaning interventions from outsiders can be unhelpful. If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2017 The interest of the Pope and Mr Trump in Charlie's case has "saved his life so far", his mother has said. Ms Yates told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Yeah, they have saved his life so far. It turned it into an international issue. "There are a lot of people that are outraged by what is going on. We have got new evidence now so I hope the judge changes his mind." Timeline | Charlie Gard case She said that "sometimes parents are right in what they think" and it is not simply that they do not want to switch off life support. She said the family now have seven specialist doctors - two from the US, two from Italy, one from England and two from Spain - who are supporting them. She added: "We expect that structural damage is irreversible, but I have yet to see something which tells me my son has irreversible structural brain damage." The parents have now acknowledged that the therapy they were seeking could not help their son get better.



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First color samples.Something tells me those won?t be the last versions though.Client: AscendoArt direction: Richard Conti.

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Microsoft is killing legendary Paint after 32 years

Microsoft is killing legendary Paint after 32 yearsMicrosoft is finally killing off its legendary Paint program after more than three decades.  The software giant announced it will drop support for the popular drawing app in its upcoming Windows 10 update. It marked Paint as "deprecated" in a list of apps and features that may be removed from the software, meaning the app is "not in active development and might be removed in future releases". Microsoft Paint has been a staple of the Windows operating system for 32 years and has been installed with every version since 1985. The tool lets users easily copy and paste, crop and colour images, or simply doodle and create drawings.  As of last year, Paint was still used by 100 million people a month, according to Microsoft.  Oi @Microsoft! #paintpic.twitter.com/XSmeLn2V5n— Mark Reel (@markreel) July 24, 2017 Microsoft is stopping making Microsoft Paint, goodbye to all our childhood years— King Boo(b) (@NlNTENDHO) 24 July 2017 RIP Microsoft Paint. ��— Jamie Gilbey (@Poddddddd) 24 July 2017 The death of Paint comes as part of Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, announced in May. The update will bring tools that make it easier to switch between tablets, laptop and phones and augmented reality video and photo editing tools in StoryMix. The Fall Creators update is expected to be released in the Autumn, although Microsoft has not confirmed a release date. Microsoft Paint has come a long way. With Paint 3D, it's easy to create in the third dimension. See how: https://t.co/hNhuYCF2iK#Windows10pic.twitter.com/O6992ZtqoH— Windows (@Windows) July 19, 2017 Microsoft is sidelining Paint following the release of its next generation Paint 3D in April. Paint 3D contains tools for 3D image making and, although it is inspired by the original, is not a direct update.  While Paint is not useful for complicated photo editing or design, its simplicity made it popular with early users of Windows and it has remained a feature of the operating system. The best art made using Microsoft Paint The updated Paint 3D is designed for use with Microsoft's Surface Pen, which lets users draw more natural and detailed pictures than were ordinarily possible in classic Paint. Despite its simplicity, many users were still able to create detailed drawings and sketches using the simple tools in Paint. Windows through the ages



Elon Musk scraps the idea of a Model 3 with a solar panel roof

Elon Musk scraps the idea of a Model 3 with a solar panel roof

For as long as Elon Musk has been involved in the tech world, he has demonstrated an almost unrivaled obsession with dreaming big and boldly pursuing initiatives that objectively seem downright crazy at first glance. From his work at SpaceX to his more recent effort to create underground tunnels capable of transporting cars at speeds as high as 125 MPH, Musk, to his great credit, is a man of action.

Still, when you have as many outrageous and ambitious ideas as Musk, not everything can become a reality. That said, the idea that the Model 3 -- or any subsequent Tesla vehicle -- might one day feature a roof with embedded solar panels has finally been put to rest by Musk. Recall, Musk initially floated the idea of a Model 3 outfitted with solar roof technology late last year, even going so far as to say that Tesla would "probably offer that as an option."

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/794575003446480896

A few months later, Musk revealed that he decided to scrap the idea. During a speech at the National Governors Association a few days ago, Musk said that he actively had Tesla engineers look into the feasibility of a roof embedded with solar panels before realizing that it just wouldn't work out.

"I really thought about this," Musk said. "I pushed my team. Is there some way we can do it on the car? Technically, if you have some sort of transformer-like thing that will pop out of the trunk like a hardtop convertible that ratchets solar panels over the car, and provided you are in the sun, that would be enough to generate 20 to 30 miles a day of electricity. It’s a difficult way to do it."

Still, the idea of a solar panel roof atop of a Tesla vehicle sounds a lot cooler than it would actually be in practice. Given the surface area of the roof, Musk's 20-30 mile figure seems wildly optimistic. A solar panel roof could certainly come in handy in dire situations, but it's far from being a game-changer.

Video of Musk's full remarks can be seen over here.



 

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