- World/Middle East
- 2017-06-25 13:50:39Z
If your idea of "iced coffee" is "letting my hot coffee get cold" then, honey, we need to talk-you deserve better. There are myriad ways to make iced coffee, but if you want to do anything well, you've got to pare down your options and really focus: Hone your skills at one or two techniques rather than dabbling with a dozen different brewers. Think of them as the poached egg and the scrambled egg of iced coffee.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Eight brutality lawsuits settled over the past 10 months paint a disturbing picture of a former Connecticut police officer accused of beating people while they were handcuffed and ordering his police dog to attack others who were not resisting arrest.
Colombian authorities have detained eight people on suspicion of involvement in a deadly mall bombing in Bogota last week, the defense ministry said on Saturday. Three women including a French citizen were killed and nine people injured in the weekend bombing, condemned by Colombian authorities and rebel leaders as a bid to disrupt the country's peace process. Authorities said the detainees were part of a fringe group called the Revolutionary People's Movement (MRP), which has been blamed for several low-impact attacks in the capital.
By Aziz El Yaakoubi DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by fellow Arab states which imposed a boycott this month on the tiny Gulf Arab nation, there would be a "parting of ways". The 13-point list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE include closing the Al Jazeera satellite television network, curbing relations with Iran, shutting a Turkish base in Doha and paying reparations. The demands are apparently aimed at dismantling Qatar's two-decade-old interventionist foreign policy, which has reflected the clout generated by its vast natural gas and oil wealth but incensed...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Workers in Idaho prepared to inflate rolling tubes beneath a massive sequoia that grew over more than a century from a seed sent by naturalist John Muir. Then, they wrestled the tree up a ramp to street level Friday.
When it comes to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, most people would not immediately label him as a "smart guy." He has drawn criticism for making false and often controversial statements, and his general combativeness with the press. But he is human, is he not? Are you perfect? He deserves a champion. And that champion is me. I'm going to outline exactly how Sean Spicer is actually a genius, and how everything he's doing is actually going really well. 1. He handles the questions like a boss. Image: Getty ImagesWhen it comes to handling boring and purposeless questions from the press, Sean Spicer is actually really...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 502 prisoners before the Eid al-Fitr holiday including prominent businessman Hesham Talaat Moustafa, according to a presidential decree issued on Friday. Since seizing power in mid-2013 from the Muslim Brotherhood, Sisi has presided over a crackdown on Islamist opponents that has seen hundreds killed and many thousands jailed. Activists and liberal opponents have also been imprisoned.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former Mexican lawmaker arrested at the California border was charged Thursday with working for the Sinaloa drug cartel, whose once-powerful kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was extradited to the United States in January.
By Kawa Omar and Ahmed Rasheed MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - The leaning al-Hadba minaret that towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq's prime minister said the act marked their final defeat in the city. "In the early morning, I climbed up to the roof of my house and was stunned to see the Hadba minaret had gone," Nashwan, a day-laborer who lives near the mosque, said by phone. The demolition came on Wednesday night as Iraqi forces closed in on the mosque, which carried enormous symbolic importance for Islamic State (IS).
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Latest on the release of police dashboard video in last year's shooting death of motorist Philando Castile (all times local):
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on Georgia's 6th District Congressional race (all times local):
1:25 p.m. - The disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cindy.
BEIRUT (AP) - The Islamic State group is in retreat across Syria and Iraq, and the contours of a new conflict among the array of parties battling it are already starting to appear.
Philippine Airlines will buy seven planes from Canada's Bombardier as part of an effort to regain its dominance of the growing air travel market, the carrier said Tuesday. PAL said it sealed the deal for seven Q400 turboprops, worth $235 million at list prices, at the Paris Air Show. Upstart Cebu Pacific eventually overtook it to become the Philippines' largest carrier.
How unsurprising: Everyone on the internet is immature. A group of Australian researchers from Museum Victoria and the CSIRO - the nation's scientific research agency - have just completed a month-long journey along the eastern coast of the country, keeping a record of what oddities lurk deep beneath the oceans. SEE ALSO: Baby hippo gives mommy a mouth massage because hippo bonding is weird Along the way they've found this nightmare-inducing faceless fish, but they also happened upon this "peanut worm," and there's no prizes for guessing what it happens to look like. *Cue slide whistle sound effect* Peculiar group of sea creatures found in deep Australian abyss...
Armed with an overwhelming majority, French President Emmanuel Macron will want to move fast to implement his pledges on cleaning up politics, making the labour market more flexible and beefing up national security. A similar law passed by the Socialist government in which Macron served sparked months of sometimes violent protests and sporadic strikes, during which uncollected rubbish piled up on the streets of Paris. Macron wants to fast-track the reforms through parliament using executive orders.
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Two Arkansas day care workers were being held Friday on manslaughter charges and police were seeking two others in connection with the death of a 5-year-old developmentally disabled boy who was left in a sweltering van all day.
A 'breatharian' purposefully chooses not to eat as they survive off of the world's energy.
If you don't want DNA to be the only match this Father's Day weekend, consider this swimwear.
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio confirmed Friday that he has turned over an Oscar won by Marlon Brando, along with other gifts, amid an inquiry into a multibillion-dollar money-laundering scheme involving a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. US authorities are seeking to recover billions in money and assets allegedly embezzled by businessmen with political connections in Malaysia. The scandal has rocked the Malaysian governing class, exposing Prime Minister Najib Razak to allegations of corruption, which he has denied.
"Nobody would have stopped me to see my baby," the 21-year-old vet tech said.
If convicted Friday, Carter could face up to 20 years in prison for encouraging her boyfriend Conrad Roy III to kill himself.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three teenagers in a program for those who may want to become officers stole three Los Angeles Police Department vehicles and went on patrol around the city before leading authorities on wild pursuits that ended with crashes, Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.
Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, overpowered and disarmed two guards Monday and killed them.
James T. Hodgkinson, the rifle-toting 66-year-old who opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a baseball game Wednesday, was a fervent fan of leftist Senator Bernie Sanders and angered by the policies of President Donald Trump. Hodgkinson died following a shootout with police on a baseball diamond in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, after his early-morning rifle and pistol attack left four people with gunshot wounds and two others with minor injuries. Stocky, with graying hair and a well-trimmed mustache-goatee combination, Hodgkinson was a strong critic of Trump's administration and the Republican-controlled Congress.
Beijing changes its mind on a series of Trump brands it recently rejected.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Qatar said Wednesday it has pulled all of its troops from the border of Djibouti and Eritrea, east African nations that have a long-running territorial dispute which Doha had helped mediate.
This June marks 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was first published.
A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced a top UN court judge to more than seven years in jail on charges of links to the group blamed for the failed July coup, local media reported. Akay was charged with "membership in an armed terror group" over alleged links to the organisation of Fethullah Gulen, the US-based preacher blamed by Ankara for the attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The court found Akay guilty of using Bylock, a special communication service which Ankara claims was especially created for Gulen supporters, the Dogan news agency said.
The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, speaks at a press conference. The Senate has approved new sanctions against Russia. The Senate has approved new sanctions against Russia, as punishment after it was found to have meddled in the 2016 presidential election.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. relationship with Russia is at an all-time low and deteriorating further, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday, yet he cautioned against taking steps that might close off promising avenues of communication between the two former Cold War foes.
It's been a rough year for Verizon so far. After losing the battle for subscribers for most of 2016, Verizon ultimately had to offer an affordable unlimited data plan for a change. The plan was good for Verizon's numbers, but bad for download speeds. Although Verizon still comes in right at the top of most studies of network coverage and speed, T-Mobile is closing in, and at a lower price. So it's not all that surprising that a new report on the best cell plans puts T-Mobile and AT&T at the top. Not surprising, but still a real blow to Big Red. Time Money used survey data, expert testimony and an examination of contracts to award winners in a number of categories. Rather than looking at...
WASHINGTON ― Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has a pretty good idea why Senate Republican leaders are withholding the details of their health care repeal bill from the public ― because "they are so ashamed," Schumer said on Monday. After more than a half-dozen Senate Republicans declared they would never pass the measure the House passed earlier this year to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, legislators in the upper chamber have been working behind closed doors to come up with their own bill in hopes of finding the minimum 50 votes they need.
WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) - The family of an autistic teenager who died after being left alone on a Whitter school bus on a sweltering day is receiving $23.5 million from the bus company, the family's attorneys announced Monday.
LG's G6 was the first big flagship Android phone to debut this year. Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have been on store shelves for a while now, and the HTC U11 was just released. The Moto Z2 Play was recently unveiled, the Essential phone will launch soon, and we know the OnePlus 5 will make its debut shortly. Then there's the Galaxy Note 8, which is also on the horizon. All of these phones are phenomenal, representing big steps forward in so many ways for the Android phone market and the global smartphone market in general. But if you're a hardcore Android fan, there's only one upcoming new smartphone series you care about. That's right, it's the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL......
Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-boyfriend, Nick Gordon, is once again involved in a controversy.
Todd Kohlhepp, a real estate agent in Upstate South Carolina, pleaded guilty to killing seven people and keeping a woman named Kala Brown captive for over two months.
Paris (AFP) - Emmanuel Macron's victory in May's presidential election was a political earthquake for France, and his one-year-old party is now keen to win a strong parliamentary majority to push through reforms.
Kenya's new railway line was launched recently and has received a lot of praise from the government and Kenyans. However, it's angered many who believe it will destroy Kenya's oldest national park.
Authorities say one person was injured in a central Illinois hot air balloon accident.
If there's one thing that amazes me after all these years of being an iOS user, it's how Apple forces me to relearn iOS every once in a while. If you're picking up an iPhone or iPad for the first time this year, you won't have any iOS usage history to affect your experience. Things like 3D Touch on the iPhone or drag and drop on the iPad will be included in what already appears to be a great iOS 11 experience. But if you're a seasoned iOS user, then there are a few new tricks that'll force you to rethink the way you're using the iPad. A couple of short videos demoing the drag and drop feature in action on the iPad reveal the many ways this tiny feature will change interaction with the...
While India's space agency may not be the first organization you think about when it comes to space travel, there are many reasons we should all be following its progress. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has been building a space program with a bright future, and it's starting to pay off. SEE ALSO: India's space agency launches 8 satellites into 2 orbits India stands apart from other big players in space exploration. Unlike the reasons for forming the U.S. and Russian space programs, India's goals for space travel aren't mainly motivated by nationalistic competition. Instead, the ISRO was founded to spur on technological development "while...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Twelve employees of a Democrat-linked group focused on mobilizing black voters in Indiana are accused of submitting fake or fraudulent voter registration applications ahead of last year's general election in order to meet quotas, according to charging documents filed Friday.
Iran said Thursday that five of its nationals who killed 17 people in twin attacks in Tehran were Islamic State members who had been to the group's strongholds in Iraq and Syria. Wednesday's attacks on Tehran's parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which also wounded more than 50 people, were the first claimed by IS in Iran. "The five known terrorists... after joining the Daesh (IS) terrorist group, left the country and participated in crimes carried out by this terrorist group in Mosul and Raqa," the intelligence ministry said in a statement.
Gen. Myat Min Oo said the Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft was carrying 90 passengers - mostly families of military personnel - and 14 crew members when it went missing Wednesday afternoon.
Handgun owners would no longer be required to obtain a license with a $100 fee to legally carry their firearm in public.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Police described a dramatic and scary scene as they defended their decision to shoot and kill a heavily armed man Wednesday in California bent on dying, officials said.
The U.S. might be abandoning the Paris Climate Agreement, but that doesn't mean the states have to play along. Hawaii this week became the first state in the country to adopt legislation that upholds portions of the landmark climate treaty. Gov. David Ige signed two bills, one of which expands strategies for reducing statewide greenhouse gas emissions, and the other which expands "carbon-negative" agricultural practices on the island's farms. SEE ALSO: California's governor, not Trump, meets with China over climate change "The Hawaii state legislature understands the importance of taking action, and I applaud its work this session to ensure that we continue...
Michelle Carter was a 17-year-old high school student when she allegedly encouraged Conrad Roy's suicide.