BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group's destruction of a 12th century mosque and its iconic leaning minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul is only the latest in a long list of priceless archaeological and other cultural sites that the militants have ravaged.
Noah, who is South African and hosts "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, made the remarks after a Minnesota police officer was acquitted of all charges over the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Philando Castile last July. The Minnesota officer was acquitted last Friday over the shooting of Castile, who was in the vehicle with his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter. Castile was initially singled out for a traffic stop because the officer thought he resembled a robbery suspect.
The family of a Canadian pastor serving a life sentence in North Korea is concerned for his welfare after the death of an American student after imprisonment there, and wants Canada to work harder to secure his release, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Hyeon Soo Lim, who served at one of the largest churches in Canada, was sentenced to hard labor for life in December 2015 for what North Korea says was an attempt to overthrow the regime. Family spokeswoman Lisa Pak said Lim's family wants to see a more aggressive approach from the Canadian government following the death of American university student Otto Warmbier earlier this week, days after he was released from captivity in North Korea in a coma.
(Reuters) - The parents of black teenager Michael Brown and the city of Ferguson, Missouri, have settled a lawsuit over his fatal shooting by a white city police officer in 2014, according to a court document filed on June 19, 2017.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.
An Instagram star and well-known fitness blogger has died in a freak accident after a pressurised cannister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her in the chest, her family has said. Rebecca Burger, who had a large following on the social media site, where she posted regular pictures of herself promoting fitness products, was killed in eastern France in what the family said was a domestic incident. "It is with great sadness we announce the death of Rebecca who died the June 18th, 2017 in an accident in the home," read a statement on Burger's Instagram account, signed "The grieving family".
A Canadian sniper in Iraq has broken the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in history. A member of the elite Special Forces unit, Joint Task Force 2, who has not been named, killed an Isis insurgent from 3,450 metres (2.1 miles) away. The shot broke the previous record, held by Craig Harrison, a member of the British armed forces, by almost 1000 metres.
The United States has told Turkey it will take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria after the defeat of Islamic State, Ankara said on Thursday, seeking to address Turkish concerns about arming Kurds on its border. Turkish defense ministry sources said U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also promised his Turkish counterpart to provide a monthly list of weapons handed to the YPG, saying the first inventory had already been sent to Ankara.
Bergdahl's Lawyers Cannot Ask Jurors If They Voted for TrumpThu, 22 Jun 2017 18:59:57 EDT A judge Thursday rejected a request from lawyers for accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to ask prospective jurors in his court-martial if they voted for President Donald Trump, Stars and Stripes reported.
Next Great Tech Breakthrough: Radio Powered by SweatThu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:53 EDT According to New Scientist magazine, new biofuel cell technology has developed a flexible skin patch with enzymes that replace the precious metals normally used in radio batteries – and feed off sweat to provide power.
White House Hints It's Keeping Lists of 'Dishonest Media'Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:48:21 EDT Speaking in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday night, the President denounced what he called "dishonest media corporations who will say anything and do anything to get people to watch their screens or to get people to buy their failing papers."
Treasury Audit: 1.4M Illegals Using Stolen Social Security NumbersThu, 22 Jun 2017 17:34:12 EDT One in four illegal immigrants are working with stolen Social Security numbers – and the IRS is not doing a sufficient job of informing Americans of the fraud, the Treasury Department's inspector general said in an audit released Thursday.
Kushner Meets With Netanyahu, Abbas to Seek Path to SolutionThu, 22 Jun 2017 15:46:05 EDT Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-lawn held separate talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to renew peace negotiations, The Jerusalem Post reported.
McCaul: Lone Wolf Terrorism Attacks on the RiseThu, 22 Jun 2017 15:36:28 EDT Lone wolf terrorist attacks, such as the stabbing of a police officer at the Flint, Mich., airport Wednesday, are growing and are far more difficult to stop than large-scale incidents, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said Thursday.
Report: Warmbier's Family Hid Fact He Was Jewish From NKoreaThu, 22 Jun 2017 13:47:04 EDT The family of Otto Warmbier, the college student who died after being held prisoner for 17 months in North Korea, hid the fact that he was Jewish while negotiators fought for his release, The Times of Israel reported.
US Fails Missile Intercept TestThu, 22 Jun 2017 12:55:58 EDT The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, working with Japan in a joint test of a "new, developmental" intercept missile, failed to hit a missile fired from Hawaii Wednesday night.
A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday that some jurors were concerned that prosecutors waited 10 years to charge him, expressing suspicion that politics had played a role in the case.
The Westchester high school student detained by federal immigration police on the day of his senior prom is expected to be deported Friday, his relatives say.
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Police: 1 dead, driver arrested after dirt bike crash in North BellportThu, 22 Jun 2017 20:22:34 EDT A William Floyd High School senior was killed and another young person was gravely injured in North Bellport Thursday when the suspected stolen dirt bike they were riding was struck after being pursued by a minivan driven by the bike's owner, Suffolk police said.
New MTA chief Lhota 'up for fight' with Amtrak to aid LIRRThu, 22 Jun 2017 19:10:00 EDT Joseph Lhota, returning chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said Thursday he is ready to lead the LIRR through its so-called summer of hell, even if it means heating up the simmering feud between the MTA and Penn Station's owner, Amtrak.
Testimony ends in John Bittrolff double-murder trial in RiverheadThu, 22 Jun 2017 21:02:49 EDT On the last day of testimony in the double-murder trial of a Manorville carpenter, the defense established Thursday that other men were said to have threatened the victims -- and even admitted to killing one of them -- but police discounted them as suspects based on DNA evidence.
Whatâs a day in the life of Long Island look like?Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:11:37 EDT On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the summer solstice, the entire Newsday Multimedia staff spentÂ the longest day of the year chronicling what a day in the life of Long Island is like. Starting with sunrise by the Montauk Lighthouse and ending with sunset on Long Beach, we stopped for lunch in Oakdale and dinner in Port Washington, and saw a little bit of everything. See if your hometown is here!
Document: Radioactive materials were handled at Grumman siteThu, 22 Jun 2017 20:22:00 EDT Over the years that Grumman Aerospace Corp. operated a manufacturing and research facility in Bethpage, the defense contractor handled radioactive isotopes, according to a document obtained by Newsday. State officials had previously said there was no evidence of radioactive materials used at the site.
Long Island goes to the promTue, 18 Jun 2013 13:14:55 EDT High school proms are taking place throughout Long Island, and newsday.com is there to see it all. Send your LI prom photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Nursing care workers protest threat to Medicaid fundingThu, 22 Jun 2017 21:38:13 EDT On the day Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill, workers at a Long Island nursing home rallied against recent proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which also threaten billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid.
Derek Jeter, Rob Manfred reportedly meet to discuss Marlins' bidThu, 22 Jun 2017 18:32:00 EDT Derek Jeter's ongoing pursuit to buy the Miami Marlins appears to have survived the recent dropout of partner Jeb Bush, as the former Yankees captain reportedly met Thursday in Manhattan with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and team president David Samson to discuss the next step.
SBU suspends admissions into 3 departments to close funding gapThu, 22 Jun 2017 20:55:18 EDT Stony Brook University suspended student admissions into its theater arts, comparative literature and cinema arts departments, and consolidated several language disciplines, in an effort to close a $1.5 million gap in its College of Arts and Sciences funding, university officials said Thursday.
Lynbrook Prom ParadeThu, 22 Jun 2017 18:28:22 EDT Take a look at all the prom fashions at Lynbrook High School's pre-prom parade down Atlantic Avenue!
State leaves Nassau, Suffolk sales taxes in limboThu, 22 Jun 2017 18:52:00 EDT ALBANY -- In the rush to approve hundreds of bills on the last day of the state legislative session, lawmakers passed several key pieces of legislation affecting Nassau and Suffolk counties -- but left them in limbo over millions of dollars in local sales taxes.
Ban ICE arrests of immigrants at New York courthouses, advocates sayThu, 22 Jun 2017 20:46:34 EDT Sanctuary-city advocates want New York State's judicial system to consider banning federal immigration agents from making arrests on courthouse property, or at least require immigrant defendants to be told when deportation agents are present in a courtroom.
Tips to Curb Nighttime EatingThu, 22 Jun 2017 19:58:12 -0400 A Harvard study suggests that our body programs us to reach for sweet, starchy, and salty foods in the evening. So how do you fight these late-night cravings?
NHL announces 2017-18 regular season scheduleThu, 22 Jun 2017 17:28:43 -0400 After being one of the last two teams on the ice in the Stanley Cup Final, the Pittsburgh Penguins will be one of the first to take it when the NHL begins the 2017-18 season.
President Trump took a further step back this week from his pledge to force Mexico to pay for the border wall, instead saying he is considering sticking solar panels on top of the fence and selling the energy to help fund the costs.
With House Majority Whip Steve Scalise still recovering in a hospital from a gunshot wound, President Trump gave his children a tour of the White House Thursday night and paid tribute to the injured lawmaker at the annual congressional picnic on the South Lawn.
Planned Parenthood may poor-mouth when its government funding is on the line, but that hasn't stopped the abortion giant from spending lavishly on politicians who promise to keep the taxpayer dollars coming.
Planned Parenthood's political arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, was the second-biggest spender on the Democratic side of ...
House intelligence committee sources say career officials at the National Security Council are slow-walking the delivery of subpoenaed records on former National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice's handling of classified information and the "unmasking" of Trump campaign workers — material from the Russian hacking probe that middle-level NSC managers claim ...
The Democratic Party is still flailing against the dominant political force in America, which is President Trump, his administration and the millions of voters who stood up to be counted in 2016. It's normal for the losing party to have an identity crisis, and the protocols are always the same: ...
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake on Thursday said they were studying a new Senate health care proposal repealing much of Barack Obama's health care law and imposing big cuts to Medicaid, but the proposal was slammed by many who have been lobbying for it to ...
Defiant House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she's not going anywhere, brushing back complaints from rank-and-file Democrats that she has led them to political oblivion and insisting that whatever the election losses she has overseen, she is "worth the trouble."
A series of losses in special congressional elections ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas judge struck down a new state law Thursday eliminating mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, ruling that it denies individualized sentencing hearings to offenders who are in prison for offenses committed when they were minors.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ruled the law ...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez says she will look closely at whether vulnerable New Mexico residents are protected under a Senate Republican plan to overhaul the nation's health care system.
Martinez spokesman Joseph Cueto said Thursday the GOP governor did not yet have a chance to review ...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Critics pounced after the Senate released its long-awaited bill to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law on Thursday, saying its proposed cuts to Medicaid could be disastrous for the roughly 3.6 million Florida residents who rely on the program.
A grand jury on Thursday indicted a former Houston Police Department officer for his actions earlier this year when he caught and shot a man who allegedly burglarized the officer's home, District Attorney Kim Ogg announced, adding that her six-month-old administration is focused on police accountability.
If the Texas political fight of the week was most recently in Austin, it's now moved to Washington. U.S. Senate. John Cornyn of Texas has pushed ahead on a GOP Senate plan to dump Obamacare, and Democrats have all jumped ship, saying it was hatched in secret and, essentially, sucks. Never the supportive player for Cornyn, junior U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who has railed to repeal Obamacare for what seems like forever, says he is a 'no' vote for the present on the GOP plan. Count on this: The fight over this reform in coming days won't be happy time in the U.S. Senate.
Rep. Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio, held an interim hearing on base encroachment this week in San Antonio and it's only the first of multiple stops around the state, a prelude to a push to get lawmakers on board with a statewide strategy on base realignment and closure.
The State Board of Education will decide Friday whether to allow three new charter schools to open the Houston area, including a school with a board member once accused of funneling contracts to her son.
A man has been indicted on a hate crime charge for a January fire that destroyed a Texas mosque, authorities announced on Thursday. Marq Vincent Perez is accused by federal prosecutors of starting a Jan. 28 fire that destroyed the Islamic center in his hometown of Victoria, located 125 miles southwest of Houston. At that hearing, Rick Miller, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified an informant told authorities that he took part in burglarizing the mosque with Perez on Jan. 22 and 28.
Sixteen men believed to be members of a Houston-area street gang have been charged in federal court in Nevada for renting cars using fake identities and then taking them out of state to sell over social media.