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The last pocket of Islamic State territory has fallen, Western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, marking the end of the group's "caliphate" four-and-a-half years after it was declared. "Total elimination of (the) so-called caliphate", Mustafa Bali, the SDF spokesman, wrote on Twitter. "The military victory against Daesh has been accomplished." The SDF had Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) cornered in a patch of land smaller than one-mile-square in the eastern Syrian village of Baghuz, before finally dealing them defeat. A small number of Isil fighters, most of them foreign, refused to surrender and fought to the last. Fighters...
Dodge shows off a "concept" version of its muscle sedan with a widebody setup like its Challenger sibling.
The Attorney General told Congress he is 'committed to as much transparency as possible'
It never fails. Whenever a Republican president makes a controversial or contentious move to support Israel -- such as moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, or yesterday's decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights -- you'll see various "explainers" and other stories that purport to inform progressives why the American Evangelical community is so devoted to the nation of Israel.The explanation goes something like this -- Evangelicals believe that the rebirth of Israel is hastening not just the second coming of Christ, but a particular kind of second coming, one that includes fire, fury, and war that will consume the Jewish people. The pithy, tweet-length version...
Shake-ups come infrequently for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but some degree of change may be in the works for the stock index as two of its 30 constituents prepare to transform from large conglomerates into smaller companies. The latest occasion to re-examine the Dow stems from chemical company DowDuPont Inc, which is breaking up into three publicly listed stocks. The first step, the separation of the company's Dow materials science division, is due to take effect on April 1.
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she deeply regretted her decision to seek a Brexit extension from the European Union and she urged lawmakers, who have twice previously rejected her plan, to back her now. "I passionately hope that (lawmakers) will find a way to back the deal I have negotiated with the EU, a deal that delivers on the referendum and is the very best deal negotiable, and I will continue to work night and day to secure the support" for the deal. Earlier on Wednesday, May asked the EU to allow Britain to delay its departure date by three months to June 30, and EU leaders are expected to discuss the matter at a summit on Thursday.
"Let it come out, let people see it, that's up to the attorney general ... and we'll see what happens," Trump told reporters at the White House. Mueller is preparing to submit a report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr on his findings, including Russia's role in the election and whether Trump unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe. Trump has denied collusion and obstruction.
Experts suspect an automated system, meant to stop stalling by dipping the nose, may be involved in both cases, with pilots struggling to override it as their jets plunged downwards. The March 10 Ethiopian Airlines crash has shaken the global aviation industry and cast a shadow over the flagship Boeing model intended to be a standard for decades to come, given parallels with the Lion Air calamity off Jakarta in October. Chicago-headquartered Boeing has promised a swift update of automatic flight software, but regulators in Europe and Canada want to be sure themselves, rather than rely on U.S. vetting.
Muslims praying in front of the one of the Christchurch mosques attacked by a white supremacist were protected on Wednesday evening by locals, moments after hundreds performed a mass haka. As men, women and children prayed and prostrated, dozens of locals silently stood behind them, their arms interlinked. Moments earlier a crowd of hundreds thumped their chests, stomped their feet and stuck out their tongues for a haka dance, their Maori cries echoing across the park towards the bloodstained mosque.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has told some supporters that he's making plans to jump into the race, joining a diverse field of candidates vying to challenge President Donald Trump, a person familiar with the conversations said. Biden, 76, has led in early polls of primary voters, and could capture significant support from major Democratic donors, many of whom have held off from backing other candidates while awaiting his decision. A spokesman for Biden, Bill Russo, declined to comment.
As US President Donald Trump told a press conference with his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro that his administration could impose "a lot tougher" sanctions on Venezuela, Marcano showed journalists around the consulate. Some rooms were empty, but the building was dotted with art and pictures of former President Hugo Chavez -- Maduro's predecessor -- maps of Venezuela, piles of passport applications and a cabinet where shirts remained on hangers.
CHICAGO (AP) - A woman who's been dubbed a serial stowaway was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to sneaking past Chicago airport security last year, boarding a plane and flying to London without a ticket.
Spain thinks the EU should be ready to offer Britain an extension of the Brexit process, but London must first explain how it will seek a new agreement, Spain's Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said at an event in Warsaw on Tuesday. Britain would need to organize European Parliament elections if there is no agreement in the short-term, he added.
European Union leaders are planning to offer the U.K. a conditional Brexit extension at this week's summit in Brussels, giving Prime Minister Theresa May one more chance to get her deal approved in Parliament before March 29, officials familiar with the plan said. The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier told reporters any extension to Brexit day must serve a clear purpose, and that the U.K. government and Parliament need to decide what to do next, he said.
Beto O'Rourke confirmed his support for unrestricted access to abortion regardless of gestational age during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, one day after refusing to answer directly when asked about the morality of third-trimester abortion."I just want to make sure that I had clarity: Yesterday when you were asked about abortion, you said it's a woman's right to choose, correct? Does that include up into the third trimester?" asked the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito, who trailed O'Rourke as he was walking the Penn State University campus."I think those decisions are best left to a woman and her doctor. I know better than to assume anything about a woman's decision, an...
The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed U.S. government authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation for any length of time.
Pope Francis has rejected the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was handed a six-month suspended sentence this month for failing to report sex abuse by a priest under his authority, the cardinal said on Tuesday. The pope's decision, which was confirmed by the Vatican, triggered sharp surprise from the chairman of the Bishops' Conference of France, who termed the situation "unheard of".
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The president of the Chicago police union sent a letter to the Justice Department alleging that Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx interfered in the Jussie Smollett investigation.
A new study shows many millennial stressors center around smartphones. Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer reacts to the generation's 'participation trophy mentality.'
The first truly wireless earbuds were released all the way back in 2015, but this cool new category of headphones didn't really get popular until Apple launched the AirPods in 2016. Apple hasn't updated its AirPods since then, but other electronics companies have definitely come a long way. Cord-free earbuds that offer better sound quality, better sound isolation, and a more comfortable fit can now be found for much less than the $159 Apple charges for AirPods, and we've got a sale for you to check out today that helps illustrate how far we've come. In fact, these new cord-free earbuds are so good that they made us regret ever spending so much on AirPods.The Soundcore Liberty Neo...
Kurdish-led fighters advanced in the Islamic State group's last bastion in eastern Syria, confining holdout jihadists to a tiny pocket on the edge of Baghouz village, the force said Tuesday. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said those IS fighters who had not yet surrendered had been forced out of their main encampment and cornered into a very small area on the banks of the Euphrates River. "SDF is in control of the Daesh encampment area in Baghouz," spokesman Mustefa Bali said on Twitter in English, using the Arabic acronym for the jihadist group.
The man known as Abu Hassan al-Muhajir also claimed ISIS is far from defeated
NEW YORK (AP) - A judge directed prosecutors Monday to publicly release documents related to the search warrant for last year's FBI raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Reuters did not release information on Beto O'Rourke's hacking group ties until after Senate race; Kristin Fisher reports.
Arrest in death of reputed Gambino family boss in New Jersey is reminder supposed mobsters have lived - and worked - at the Shore since Prohibition.
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US President Donald Trump waded Monday into the controversy over his response to the massacre of 50 people in two New Zealand mosques, complaining that he was being blamed for the tragedy. "The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand," Trump told his more than 59 million followers on Twitter. Trump appeared to be referring to criticism of his response to the attack, which was allegedly carried out by a 28-year-old white supremacist claiming to be resisting genocide against white people.
It comes as Theresa May struggles to secure support for her Brexit deal from her Northern Irish allies, the DUP, as well as rebellious Tories. In bad news for May, it looks like Parliament will not be allowed to vote on her deal again unless she gets further changes to it from the EU.
The commercial subtly showcases Apple's approach to private versus its rivals, without mentioning any competitor's names.
Black box data recovered from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last week shows "clear similarities" with a recent crash in Indonesia of the same type of aircraft, Ethiopia's transport minister said on Sunday. The announcement came a week after Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 plummeted into a field southeast of Addis Ababa minutes into its flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people onboard. The disaster caused the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft involved after aviation regulators noticed similarities with the October crash of an Indonesian Lion Air 737 MAX 8 that killed all 189 passengers and crew.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News weekend host Jeanine Pirro's show didn't air a week after her comments questioning U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar over her wearing a Muslim head covering. No explanation was given.
"Four people - a teenage girl her mother and two others were killed in the blast," Irfan Bashir, police chief of Naseerabad district where the blast occurred, told Reuters. The blast derailed six carriages of the train, which was traveling from the northwestern city of Peshawar to the Baluchistan provincial capital of Quetta. It was second train attack in two weeks in the area.
The death toll from Friday's massacre in the South Island city of Christchurch has risen to 50 after another victim was located at one of the crime scenes, police said on Sunday. One person has been charged with murder while three other people apprehended with firearms are not believed to be involved, they said. "At this point, only one person has been charged in relation to these attacks," Commissioner Mike Bush told reporters.
Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that's so deeply diverse won't be a hindrance because his gender and race have given him inherent advantages for years.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian senator had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque shootings.
New Zealand attacker says the People's Republic of China is the nation that his values are most closely aligned with.
FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) - The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (all times local):
Two freshmen congresswomen who were the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress reacted to New Zealand mosque attacks with heartbreak on Friday.
Qualcomm last year sued Apple alleging it had violated patents related to helping mobile phones get better battery life. During an eight-day trial, Qualcomm asked the jury to award it unpaid patent royalties of up to $1.41 per iPhone that violated the patents.
WELLINGTON/CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 at two New Zealand mosques on Friday, some as they were kneeling at prayer, livestreaming online some of the killings in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called an assault on the nation's values.
A California man was in his own front yard when he had to run from a threat that has chased him before. Nine dogs that should have been secured at his next door neighbor`s property were coming after him. Shortly after, the dogs attacked more neighbors, now in the hospital.
It seems likely that Apple will stick with the same basic design it's employed the past two years for its 2019 flagship phones, but at least one substantial upgrade is reportedly in the works for the new devices. Citing Chinese suppliers, Japanese blog Macotakara claims that the iPhone 11 (or whatever Apple ends up calling the next iPhone) will feature a triple-camera setup housed in a square camera bump, similar to Huawei's Mate 20.Back in January, the prolific Twitter leaker @OnLeaks shared renders of a purportedly genuine prototype of the next iPhone which featured a square camera bump and three lenses. Then, less than a week later, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple would...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities farther east.
A furious California mother filed a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and others involved in the college admissions scheme.
Emergency services on Thursday said they had called off the search for survivors of a building collapse that killed nine in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, as anger mounted over dilapidated property and unscrupulous owners. The building, which housed a primary school and nursery, came down without warning in the teeming Lagos Island area at mid-morning on Wednesday. Firefighters and other emergency services worked through the night to find anyone still trapped.
The defection of twelve senators against one of Donald Trump's most controversial actions is another political setback for the president.
This weekend cities all over the country will erupt in shades of green to celebrate St Patrick's Day, and with the Six Nations game on the Saturday, what better excuse to get down to your local and say cheers to a pint of Guinness (or three)? And although drinking the black stuff undoubtedly play its part in the day's celebrations (as many as 13 million pints of Guinness are expected to be poured on St Patrick's Day), food is also an important feature as families feast on traditional Irish fare like soda bread, Irish stews and colcannon. No corned beef and cabbage, though - this 'tradition' was invented by the Irish immigrants living in America, as is the rather unappetising sounding...
U.S. federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook Inc struck with some of the world's largest technology companies, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. A grand jury in New York has subpoenaed records from at least two prominent makers of smartphones and other devices, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the requests and without naming the companies. Both companies are among the more than 150, including Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc and Microsoft Corp, that have entered into partnerships with Facebook for access to the personal information of hundreds of millions of its users, according to the report.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A U.S. appeals court appeared inclined Wednesday to reject a request by the Trump administration to block a California law limiting police cooperation with immigration officials.