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The president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, made a rare public appearance on Sunday since suffering a stroke in 2014, state news agency WAM said, receiving well-wishers for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast. The agency posted photos of Sheikh Khalifa, who is also the ruler of Abu Dhabi, greeting rulers of other emirates in the seven-member UAE federation at a traditional reception for the feast that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. In a video also posted on social media, Sheikh Khalifa was shown chatting with the ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qassimi.
India's leader heads to the US this weekend for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, seeking to build on growing ties between the world's two largest democracies and move beyond disagreements over climate change. Relations between New Delhi and Washington warmed under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama as India sought greater foreign investment and trade ties with Western nations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to work closely with the Trump administration, but obstacles soon emerged on issues such as trade and visas for Indians wanting to work in the United States.
The president finds himself crawling his way out of historically low approval numbers.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.
Tesla's final Model 3 unveiling is set to take place next month, but an enterprising Redditor happened to spot a Model 3 charging at a Supercharger station in California and managed to take the most detailed and instructive photos we've seen yet. Whereas most of the Model 3 photos we've seen in recent weeks have been taken of a Model 3 in motion, the most recent crop of Model 3 photos were carefully taken while the car was sitting still. What's more, the Tesla employee driving the car reportedly told the Redditor that the Model 3 design is "pretty much" final at this point. While this is admittedly a second-hand blurb, it stands to reason that this is indeed accurate given that...
ATLANTA (AP) - Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.
Mosul's trademark leaning minaret was missing from its skyline for the first time in centuries Thursday after desperate jihadists blew it up as Iraqi forces advanced on an ancient mosque compound in the embattled northern city. Explosions on Wednesday evening levelled both the Nuri mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave his first sermon as leader of the Islamic State group and its ancient leaning minaret, known as the "Hadba" (Hunchback). Officials from Iraq and the US-led anti-IS coalition said the destruction of the site was a sign of the jihadist group's imminent loss of Mosul, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi calling it an "official declaration of defeat".
"Pretty good imagination, right? My idea," President Trump said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the investigation into Russia's interference in the election and ties to Trump campaign associates (all times local):
One of the best ways to celebrate Father's Day 2017 is to share with your dad inspirational quotes that brings a smile on his face.
Top US Republican lawmaker Steve Scalise continued to show improvement as he recovers from being shot by a gunman angry about President Donald Trump, the hospital treating him said Saturday. Scalise and three other people were shot early Wednesday at a park in suburban Washington as they practiced for a congressional charity baseball game. The round fragmented into hundreds of pieces and tore apart bones, internal organs and blood vessels, Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, has said.
Cuts to Medicaid endanger addiction treatment, which many people receive through the government health insurance program.
YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) - The Latest on a U.S. Navy ship collision (all times local):
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Kurdish man who appears to have only minor convictions woke up to a knock on the door of his Tennessee home a week ago and was whisked away for deportation as part of a roundup of Iraqi nationals.
BEIRUT (AP) - Iraqi forces captured Saturday a border crossing point to Syria from the Islamic State group, increasing pressure on the extremists and getting closer to meeting up with Syrian troops and their allies who reached the border earlier this month for the first time in years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A coming deployment of up to 4,000 more U.S. forces to Afghanistan, expected as part of a new Trump administration approach to America's longest war, reflects the Pentagon's view that beefing up its training-advising role and its counterterrorism effort can help turn around recent Taliban gains and snuff out a growing Islamic State threat.
Turkey's foreign minister visited Saudi Arabia on Friday for talks aimed at resolving the Gulf diplomatic crisis, as Qatar accused its neighbours of imposing a devastating "siege" on the emirate. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and others severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar almost two weeks ago, accusing Doha of supporting extremist groups, which Doha denies.
Whole Foods looks to expand online distribution with an Amazon merger.
The incident forced the airline to cancel the overseas flight to Venice, Italy.
At 10 months old, a set of twins joined at the head were successfully separated.
The latest mutation of the 6-series.
The bodies of Suzanne Taylor and her daughters, Taylor and Kylie Pifer, were discovered Sunday, while Rogell John and Roberta John were found dead Monday.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - The Latest on the deaths of five people in two locations in northeastern Ohio (all times local):
The former basketball player's trip is sponsored by a digital currency for the marijuana industry.
US-led coalition forces launched heavy raids into Friday morning in support of Syrian fighters battling to oust the Islamic State group from its bastion of Raqa, a monitor said. The Kurdish-Arab alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces broke into Raqa city's east earlier this week, months after they launched an operation to capture the jihadist stronghold. On Thursday night, the US-led coalition backing the SDF launched 25 air strikes on Raqa city and its outskirts, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
Under Trump, government employees hired at ICE to do community outreach are now fielding phone calls from people trying to report immigrants.
In January, Sears announced it would be shutting down 150 stores and, in May, added at least 30 more stores to that list.
Some lawmakers are fed up with Saudi Arabia's bombing campaign in Yemen and oppose plans to sell Riyadh more U.S.-made munitions.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered solace to the victims of the twin terrorist attacks in Iran while suggesting Tehran bears some culpability, saying "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote."
The shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini near Tehran that was attacked on Wednesday has become a place of pilgrimage for millions of Shiite Muslims. Gunmen and suicide bombers simultaneously stormed Iran's parliament and the mausoleum of its revolutionary leader, killing 12 people in the first attacks in the country claimed by the Sunni Muslim Islamic State group. Clerics say the shrine is now the third most visited holy site in Iran for Shiites after tombs in the cities of Mashhad, and Qom, which lies a little further to the south.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Bullets fired by an officer who killed a black motorist last July came close to the motorist's girlfriend and her young daughter, who were in the car, a lab supervisor at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension testified Wednesday.
The former FBI director will be facing questions about whether the president pressured him to let go of a probe into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Moscow.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby's chief accuser took the stand at his sexual assault trial Tuesday to tell her story publicly for the first time, saying the comedian violated her after giving her three blue pills that left her paralyzed and helpless.
Sometimes you've got Windows open, and you want to have a look at your desktop to find a certain icon. Well, here's a keyboard trick that lets you minimize all your windows at once, revealing your entire desktop. Just press Windows key+M (think of it as M for "Minimize all"). Boom! They all fly away to your taskbar.
The US tourism industry faces the possibility of another "lost decade" of foreign visitors due to President Donald Trump's travel ban, a leading hotel executive said Monday. Jonathan Tisch, chief executive of Loews Hotel & Co., warned that policies viewed as hostile to foreign visitors could damage the US industry, much as a visa crackdown and other policies after 9/11 led to the loss of billions of dollars in revenues from overseas travelers.
British and world leaders condemned the London attack Sunday, reacting with both outrage and solidarity, as Pope Francis urged believers in St Peter's square to pray for the victims. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the attack was "a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night," adding: "There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts". Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the "terrible incident in London" was being treated as "a potential act of terrorism" and said she would hold emergency ministerial talks later in the day.
The council unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution that put North Korea's suspected spy chief, 13 other officials and four entities on the UN sanctions blacklist, hitting them with a global travel ban and an assets freeze. "The Security Council is sending a clear message to North Korea today: Stop firing ballistic missiles or face the consequences," US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council.
Apple CEO Tim Cook will be on hand for the company's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5. Apple is known for using WWDC to showcase its newest software updates. Apple should also announce improvements to its watchOS and tvOS systems, and could even roll out its very own Siri speaker to compete with the likes of Amazon's (AMZN) Echo and Google's (GOOGL, GOOG) Home.
Waymo is taking its self-driving tech to an entirely new class of vehicles. The autonomous car company, which famously spun off as an independent entity after years of development as the Google X self-driving car project, was recently spotted running tests on something other than its instantly recognizable fleet of Waymo-branded Chrysler Pacifica minivans: a truck. A photo recently obtained by BuzzFeed News appears to show a Waymo truck, which company reps confirmed to be genuine. Until the image surfaced, Waymo was only thought to be developing its autonomous driving platform on its cars, Lexus SUVs, and minivans, which have been extensively promoted as it ramps up its efforts with a...
Landmark buildings around the world were bathed in green light after President Donald Trump announced that he is withdrawing the U.S. from a landmark, international climate agreement. Cities from Washington, D.C., to Sydney lit their city halls up in green in support of the Paris Agreement - which went into force in 2016. SEE ALSO: One map tells you all you need to know about Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement In spite of the fact that Trump plans to withdraw from the Paris agreement, dozens of mayors and governors around the U.S. are still committed to taking action to prevent the worst effects of climate change that will harm their cities. Cities around the world...
With the unveiling of the Sweptail, Rolls-Royce has redefined the automotive notion of bespoke and has thrown down the gauntlet to every carmaker that claims to offer super luxury vehicles. "We don't think it's right to profess to do it [bespoke services] unless you're prepared to go through the journey to really make that happen," explains James Warren. As Rolls-Royce's head of communications for Western Europe, Warren has had an extremely busy week.
Vietnamese cops have smashed a multi-million-dollar drug ring that pumped out ecstasy pills from mobile labs, police and state media said Friday, in what could be the country's largest ever narcotics bust. Fifteen people were arrested including the alleged ringleader Van Kinh Duong, who used live video or social media to monitor his labs as they moved house-to-house to evade authorities in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The labs churned out 'E' and other synthetic drugs, according to Cong An Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, the southern hub's official newspaper.
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the trial of a North Carolina minister who is accused of assaulting and kidnapping a gay church member (all times local):
Uber posted a $708 million loss in the most recent quarter and said its head of finance is leaving the company, the latest executive to depart in what has been a very tough year to date. Uber told The ...
Your AM Crunchwraps may never be the same.
You can add Skype to the growing list of services copying features straight from Snapchat. The Microsoft Corp communications service on Thursday announced a major redesign of its mobile app, including a "Highlights" feature that lets customers snap photos and videos that will be temporarily visible
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the visit to the White House by Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (all times local):
"The View" co-hosts discuss whether the photo crossed the line.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is widening his search for FBI director, meeting with two additional candidates to replace ousted director James Comey.
Petty Officer First Class Remington "Remi" Peters was a member of "The Leap Frogs" parachute team.