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US police chief apologizes after Starbucks arrests uproar
US police chief apologizes after Starbucks arrests uproar

Philadelphia's police chief publicly apologized Thursday after the arrest of two black men in a Starbucks store triggered uproar in the United States, admitting he "failed miserably" with his initial response. After the coffee chain moved to repair the damage to its image in the wake of a series of protests at Starbucks outlets, the city's police commissioner Richard Ross told reporters his force also needed to do better.

Carrie Underwood Finally Opens Up About The Accident That Left Her With 50 Stitches
Carrie Underwood Finally Opens Up About The Accident That Left Her With 50 Stitches

Carrie Underwood is finally giving us details about the November accident that

Elon Musk Says Tesla Batteries Weren't Affected by Puerto Rico Blackout
Elon Musk Says Tesla Batteries Weren't Affected by Puerto Rico Blackout

He will send even more batteries to the island.

GW cannabis-derived epilepsy drug gets positive FDA staff review
GW cannabis-derived epilepsy drug gets positive FDA staff review

GW Pharmaceuticals' cannabis-derived medicine for severe childhood epilepsy won a favorable review from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff on Tuesday, boosting hopes for its approval in the world's biggest drugs market. GW's medicine Epidiolex, which is given as a syrup, is a purified form of cannabidiol, one of the active ingredients found in marijuana. It is designed to treat Dravet syndrome (DS) and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), rare childhood-onset forms of epilepsy that are among the most resistant to treatment.

The Bellamy Brother perform
The Bellamy Brother perform 'Let Your Love Flow'

Country music duo releases autobiography.

Britain pushes for Syrian ceasefire alongside US and France
Britain pushes for Syrian ceasefire alongside US and France

The UK will join the US and France in a push for a peaceful path forward to the Syrian crisis, proposing a new United Nations-backed ceasefire. The three allies have produced a draft resolution that will be debated by the Security Council in New York, although it remains unclear when the vote will take place. It comes as Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said new sanctions would be imposed on Russian businesses that help the Assad regime make and deploy chemical weapons. The proposed UN resolution includes a request for an independent investigation into the toxic gas attacks which killed more than forty civilians earlier this month and safe passage for aid convoys and...

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Syria's Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a group of Russian lawmakers on Sunday that Western missile strikes on his country were an act of aggression. The meeting followed missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain against Syrian government targets over a suspected poison gas attack a week ago. Russia, which is helping Assad fight militants and rebels opposed to his rule, immediately condemned the strikes and called for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.

UK could launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia if infrastructure targeted - Sunday Times
UK could launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia if infrastructure targeted - Sunday Times

Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources. Britain's relations with Russia are at a historic low, after it blamed Russia for a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England, prompting mass expulsions of diplomats. Russia has denied involvement, and on Saturday also condemned strikes against Syria by Western powers, which Britain took part in.

Assessing the damage of the airstrikes in Syria
Assessing the damage of the airstrikes in Syria

CBS News' Seth Doane was the only U.S. network correspondent in Syria on Friday evening when the U.S., France and U.K. fired airstrikes at targets in Syria. Doane was in Damascus on Saturday and witnessed the aftermath.

Syria strikes hit Syrian chemical program: Mattis
Syria strikes hit Syrian chemical program: Mattis

A quick series of US, French and British air strikes in Syria were designed to send a "clear message" to President Bashar al-Assad and stop his chemical weapons program, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. The Pentagon chief stressed the strikes were carefully calibrated to provide a strong response to a suspected chemical attack, but avoid pulling the West into Syria's civil war. "The targets tonight again were specifically designed to degrade the Syrian war machine's ability to create chemical weapons and to set that back," Mattis said.

Syrian government celebrated after targeting and killing Marie Colvin, defector claims
Syrian government celebrated after targeting and killing Marie Colvin, defector claims

The Syrian government celebrated after they targeted and killed veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin, a former Syrian intelligence officer has claimed. Ms Colvin, an American journalist working for the Sunday Times, and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed by rockets fired at a house they were staying at in the Baba Amr neighbourhood of Homs, western Syria, in 2012. British photographer Paul Conroy, French reporter Edith Bouvier, and Syrian interpreter Wael al-Omar were all wounded in the same attack. The claims were made by the officer in newly released court documents filed as part of a wrongful death suit by Ms Colvin's family. The former intelligence officer, code named...

Body found after deadly SUV crash that may have been intentional on Mendocino coast
Body found after deadly SUV crash that may have been intentional on Mendocino coast

A body has been located after at least five people were killed in an SUV crash on the Mendocino coast, sheriff's officials said Saturday.

One Year Ago, Pundits Welcomed a Turning Point in Syria. They Were Wrong.
One Year Ago, Pundits Welcomed a Turning Point in Syria. They Were Wrong.

U.S. policy in the Middle East is being guided by Trump's doctrine of incoherent chaos. And it's only getting worse.

S. Korea pop stars to perform in rare N. Korea concert
S. Korea pop stars to perform in rare N. Korea concert

Top South Korean musical acts including a K-pop girlband are set to hold a rare concert in North Korea Sunday evening in the latest reconciliatory gesture before a rare inter-Korean summit. Sunday's event -- which will be the first concert by South Korean artists in the North for more than a decade -- comes as a diplomatic thaw quickens on the peninsula after months of military tensions. The 120-member group -- 11 musical acts as well as dancers, technicians and taekwondo artists -- flew to Pyongyang on Saturday to perform concerts on Sunday as well as on Tuesday.

French charge in-law of Pippa Middleton in alleged rape case
French charge in-law of Pippa Middleton in alleged rape case

PARIS (AP) - A judicial official says that the father-in-law of Pippa Middleton, the sister of the wife of Britain's Prince William, has been handed preliminary charges by a French judge for alleged rape of a minor for events in the 1990s.

Stephon Clark was facing away from police when they shot him, lawyer says
Stephon Clark was facing away from police when they shot him, lawyer says

Bennet Omalu gestures to a diagram showing the gunshot wounds he found on the body of Stephon Clark. Stephon Clark, the unarmed California man killed by police in his grandmother's back yard, was facing away from the officers when they fired and hit him seven times from behind, the family's attorney announced Friday, saying an independent autopsy revealed falsehoods in law enforcement's narrative. The 22-year-old father of two also did not die instantly and was alive for about three to 10 minutes while police failed to provide him medical aid and instead yelled commands at him and handcuffed him, according to the doctor who conducted an autopsy for Clark's loved ones.

Model Janice Dickinson To Testify At Bill Cosby's Retrial
Model Janice Dickinson To Testify At Bill Cosby's Retrial

Former supermodel and TV personality Janice Dickinson will be a prosecution

Kosovo fires spy chief after 6 Turks are secretly deported
Kosovo fires spy chief after 6 Turks are secretly deported

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo's prime minister on Friday fired both his interior minister and the country's intelligence chief for secretly deporting five Turkish teachers and a Turkish doctor without his permission.

Police: Kentucky off-duty officer shot and killed by man pretending to be cop
Police: Kentucky off-duty officer shot and killed by man pretending to be cop

A Kentucky off-duty officer was shot and killed by a man pretending to be a cop, police say.

U.S. opens probe into fatal Tesla crash, fire in California
U.S. opens probe into fatal Tesla crash, fire in California

Tesla tumbled 8.2 percent, or $25 a share, to close at $279.18, the lowest close in almost a year, after news of the investigation. Late on Tuesday, Moody's Investors Service downgraded Tesla's credit rating to B3 from B2.

Man guilty of animal cruelty charges in
Man guilty of animal cruelty charges in 'Puppy Doe' case

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man accused of abusing a dog so severely that it had to be euthanized was convicted Monday of animal cruelty charges nearly five years after the dog known as "Puppy Doe" was found abandoned near a playground.

Iran hits back at Britain for arming Saudi war in Yemen
Iran hits back at Britain for arming Saudi war in Yemen

Iran accused Britain of hypocrisy on Monday for saying it should stop supplying weapons to Yemeni rebels. "Britain undoubtedly has direct responsibility for the war crimes committed over the past three years in Yemen by selling arms and providing logistical and intelligence support to the countries attacking Yemen," said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on the ministry's website. Saudi Arabia has been engaged for the past three years in an aerial bombing campaign against Yemen's Huthi rebels, who it says are being supplied by Iran.

Rick Santorum: Kids Should Learn CPR Instead Of Rallying For Gun Laws
Rick Santorum: Kids Should Learn CPR Instead Of Rallying For Gun Laws

Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum suggested on

Iran: Naming John Bolton national security adviser shameful

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran has called the appointment of the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton to the role of National Security Adviser of the United States shameful, Iranian media reported on Sunday, citing his involvement with an opposition group once named a terrorist organization.

Islamist gunman attacks French supermarket, kills three

By Johanna Decorse TREBES, France (Reuters) - A gunman killed three people in southwestern France on Friday as he held up a car, fired on police and seized hostages in a supermarket, screaming "Allahu Akbar" before security forces stormed the building and killed him, authorities said. Sixteen other people were wounded, including two who were seriously hurt, in what President Emmanuel Macron called an act of "Islamist terrorism". The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

District arms teachers with rocks in case of school shooter

A rural school district in Pennsylvania is arming teachers and students with buckets of rocks as a last resort should an armed intruder burst in, the superintendent said Friday.

Maldives lifts state of emergency with dissidents locked up
Maldives lifts state of emergency with dissidents locked up

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifted a 45-day state of emergency on Thursday, a day after senior political opponents were locked up indefinitely for allegedly trying to topple him last month. Yameen chose not to extend the draconian laws he had invoked on February 5 following a Supreme Court ruling that threatened to lead to his impeachment. "Though there still exists a diminished threat to national security... in an effort to promote normalcy, the president has decided to lift the state of emergency," Yameen's office said in a statement.

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