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Researchers announced Saturday they discovered wreckage of the lost warship the USS Indianapolis, 72 years after the World War II cruiser was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The wreckage was found in the Philippine Sea 5.5 kilometers (3.4 miles) below the surface, according to philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who headed the civilian research crew that located the ship. The ship was hit in the final days of World War II just after completing a secret mission delivering parts of the atomic bomb used in Hiroshima.
By Trevor Hunnicutt and Svea Herbst-Bayliss (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday after facing criticism that policy recommendations he offered could help his own investments. Some Democratic lawmakers and biofuels advocates argued that Icahn's guidance to the Republican administration created a conflict of interest with his businesses, including oil refining company CVR Energy Inc. Icahn has denied any conflict of interest. Icahn's departure followed a flurry of changes at the White House.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A death penalty expert says Arkansas' recent purchase of a lethal injection drug - in a small amount and at a cheap price - suggests the state has found a reliable supplier to help it move 30 inmates from death row to the execution chamber.
By Bulent Usta ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were enemies of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against major parties in next month's elections. The comments, some of Erdogan's harshest yet against Merkel, drew a furious response from Merkel, her government and some Turkish organisations in Germany, illustrating the widening divide between the NATO allies and major trade partners. "I am calling on all my countrymen in Germany: the Christian Democrats, SDP, the Green Party are all enemies of Turkey.
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The back-to-back vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort had been planned for a long time by an Islamic terrorist cell - and could have been far deadlier had its base not been destroyed by an apparently accidental explosion this week, Spanish officials said Friday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas has a new supply of a controversial lethal injection drug months after the state put four men to death over an eight-day period, officials said Thursday, as the state prepared to set an execution date for an inmate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The captain of a Navy warship that lost seven sailors in a collision with a commercial container ship in June will be relieved of command and nearly a dozen others face punishment, the Navy's second-ranking admiral said Thursday.
Four people turned themselves in to authorities in Durham, North Carolina, on Thursday to face charges for their role in toppling a Confederate monument during a protest on Monday.
Other polls indicate a persistent suspicion and distaste for Jews as "pushy, clannish, unethical."
President Donald Trump issued an explosive statement against "Radical Islamic Terror" just hours after an attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday left at least 13 people dead.
Australian anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore Thursday when she entered the Senate wearing a full burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country's top lawyer for the "appalling" stunt. "Will you work to ban the burqa in Australia in light of what is happening with national security?" she said after whipping off the garment to question Attorney-General George Brandis. Brandis said his conservative government had no such plans, warning Hanson she risked offending the Muslim community by wearing a burka when she was not a follower of Islam.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Attackers stormed one of Guatemala's largest hospitals with guns blazing Wednesday to free an imprisoned gang member, officials said. At least seven people were killed and five were arrested.
At a stunning press conference Tuesday, President Donald Trump essentially took back his delayed, tepid denunciation of neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists who incited Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Tuesday he would hold off on a planned missile strike near Guam, but warned the highly provocative move would go ahead in the event of further "reckless actions" by Washington. Some analysts suggested Kim's comments opened a possible path to de-escalating a growing crisis fuelled by bellicose words between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership. The North's official KCNA news agency said Kim was briefed on the "plan for an enveloping fire at Guam" during an inspection on Monday of the Strategic Force command in charge of the nuclear-armed state's missile units.
The 82nd Airborne Division fought several campaigns against Nazi Germany during World War II.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been briefed on a plan to fire missiles towards the US territory of Guam, home to US air and naval bases, Pyongyang's state media said early on Tuesday morning. Mr Kim "examined the plan for a long time" and "discussed it" with commanding officers on Monday during his inspection of the command of the Strategic Force in charge of the North's missile units, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The state-run news agency said Mr Kim would watch the actions of the United States for a while longer before making a decision. "The United States, which was the first to bring numerous strategic nuclear equipment...
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By Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. intelligence official said on Sunday he would not be surprised if North Korea tested another missile, given that it had two tests in July, amid rising tensions between the two nations. U.S. President Donald Trump has offered fiery warnings for North Korea, saying that the U.S. military was "locked and loaded." North Korean officials in turn have accused the U.S. leader of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war. "I am quite confident that (North Korean leader Kim Jong Un) will continue to try to develop his missile program, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test," U.S. Central Intelligence...
An Ohio man was arrested after the incident, in which a car barreled into a crowd of counter-protesters.
More than 50,000 posts shared on Twitter featuring the trend, "#ThisISNotUS," as the rally organized by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, resulted in the death of three people.
Kenya's defeated opposition leader Raila Odinga said Sunday he would announce his strategy on Tuesday after an election he claims was stolen from him, and told his supporters to stay away from work. Wait for the next course of action which I will announce the day after tomorrow," he told a heaving crowd of supporters in Nairobi's largest slum, Kibera. Residents of Kibera climbed on to roof tops and hung off trees to catch sight of Odinga, who was speaking for the first time since his rival President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor Friday in a poll he claims was massively rigged.
Authorities called an end to a white nationalist rally and counterprotest on Aug. 12 after violent clashes.
Hundreds marched on the University of Virginia Friday night.
By Katharine Houreld and Maggie Fick NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums surrounding the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday. The bodies of nine young men shot dead overnight in Nairobi's Mathare slum were brought to the city morgue, a security official told Reuters, adding that the men had been killed during a police anti-looting operation. The run-down neighbourhood is loyal to 72-year-old opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose party rejected Tuesday's vote as a "charade".
White House aide Omarosa Manigault declined to answer questions about President Donald Trump's stance on African community and police brutality, triggering outrage from the panel members and audience.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A court on Friday temporarily halted the campaign seeking to oust a Northern California judge targeted for recall for sentencing a college athlete convicted of sexual assault to jail instead of prison.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The Latest on Venezuela's ongoing political crisis (all times local):
BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter Comes to US Available in Europe for three years now, the BMW C Evolution electric scooter is about to make its US debut. Using the same 94-Ah batteries as the BMW i3 city car, the scooter is rated at 48 horsepower and 53
Celebrations and riots erupted across Kenya Friday night after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor in an election the opposition rejected as a "charade" after claims of massive rigging. According to the election commission (IEBC) Kenyatta won the presidential race with 54.27 percent to rival Raila Odinga's 44.74 in Tuesday's election, handing him a second term at the helm of east Africa's richest economy. Angry protests erupted almost immediately in Odinga's strongholds: in Nairobi's biggest slum Kibera police fired bullets in the direction of protesters, who looted and attacked businesses they said belonged to Kenyatta supporters, an AFP photographer said.
Gunfire echoed through the slums of Nairobi on Friday night after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of a disputed election, triggering a violent outpouring of anger in opposition strongholds. Screams and gunshots could be heard in several of the capital's poorer districts moments after the electoral commission sought to end a four-day impasse over the outcome of Tuesday's vote by announcing Mr Kenyatta's sweeping victory over his rival Raila Odinga. The president secured a second five-year term after winning 54 per cent of the vote, a 1.4 million vote margin that was larger than opinion polls suggested. The opposition rejected the result even before it was announced,...
A presidential vacation can sit badly with a country in the grip of hard times.
The Tesla Model 3 has officially begun rolling off the assembly line, but the car will see a staggered launch. Specifically, the Model 3 in production today is what has been named the "Long Range" variant. Preliminary EPA documents, discovered by Inside EVs, show the Tesla Model 3 Long Range model utilizes a battery of 80.5 kilowatt-hours.
Former vice president talks to Newsweek about Trump, climate change and veganism.
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The Ford F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle line in the United States for decades, and Ford isn't ready to give that crown up anytime soon. Instead, it has doubled down on technology to boast best-in-class towing and payload ratings, and fuel-economy figures for the 2018 Ford F-150. The towing accolade arrives with the 2018 F-150 powered by the 3.5-liter Ecoboost V-6 engine, now paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
In slapping its seventh set of sanctions on North Korea, the United Nations has adopted its toughest measures yet against the regime -- but how effective they will be in changing Pyongyang's behavior is another matter. Days after the UN unanimously approved the US-drafted sanctions, aimed at thwarting the North's nuclear weapons programs, Pyongyang railed against the measures as US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-Un traded fiery threats. Crucial to their success is whether Beijing and Moscow enforce the sanctions -- which could cost North Korea $1 billion a year in revenues.
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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel warned Gaza's Hamas rulers on Thursday not to try to foil its construction of a border wall designed to stop tunnels between the two sides. Hamas accused Israel of belligerence. The unusually detailed Israeli threat followed a rocket launch on Tuesday which caused no damage in Israel and went unclaimed by Gazan groups.
North Korea's missile arsenal is under the control of the Strategic Rocket Forces, based South Pyongan province, outside Pyongyang. A branch of the Korean People's Army, it operates six primary fixed launch sites but also has mobile tractor-erector-launcher units that are able to travel around the country and launch missiles, making them more difficult to track. The North's early missiles were copies of Russian Scud-class weapons but the regime has invested heavily in developing advanced new missiles in recent years. In total, North Korea is believed to have around 1,000 ballistic missiles, although the majority are shorter-range weapons - with ranges of between 30 miles...
The skull of an infant ape buried by a volcano 13 million years ago has preserved intriguing clues about the ancestor humans shared with apes -- including a likely African origin, scientists said Wednesday. "If you compare to all living things, it looks most like a gibbon," study co-author Isaiah Nengo of the Stony Brook University in New York told AFP. Assuming a gibbon-like appearance for our ancestor would be similar to scientists from the future unearthing a gorilla skull and concluding that all hominins -- the group that also includes chimps and humans -- looked like a gorilla.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's tweet Wednesday that America's nuclear arsenal is "now stronger and more powerful than ever before" is debatable. His claim of the credit is entirely unjustified.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - As volunteers hauled soggy insulation out of a flooded store that belongs to a prominent New Orleans social club Wednesday, the group's president said city pumping problems implicated in weekend flooding were unacceptable.
President Donald Trump vowed to answer North Korea's threats with "fire and fury," fueling speculation that the U.S. wants to overthrow Kim Jong Un.
President Donald Trump's threat to unleash "fire and fury" against North Korea marks yet another escalation in the nuclear rhetoric between him and Kim Jong-Un. Preemptive military action against North Korea would mean the United States and its allies won't wait until Pyongyang fires an offensive ballistic missile. The unpredictable leader has amassed artillery units along the border with South Korea, whose capital, Seoul, is only about 35 miles (55 kilometers) away.
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CHICAGO (AP) - The Latest on a lawsuit filed by the city of Chicago challenging federal immigration policy (all times local):
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A Pakistani charity that the United States accuses of being a front for anti-India militant group that staged the 2008 Mumbai attacks has entered politics by forming a new party, charity officials said on Monday. The new Milli Muslim League party will follow the ideology of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), which the U.S. says is a front for banned militant group Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) and is run by Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 attacks that killed 166 people. "We have decided to make a new political party, so that Pakistan is to made a real Islamic and welfare state," said Milli Muslim League President Saifullah Khalid.