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Trump blacklists critical ex-CIA chief Brennan
Trump blacklists critical ex-CIA chief Brennan

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, and warned several other prominent critics they too risk being blacklisted. Brennan is a frequent Trump critic.

Paul Manafort trial: judge hands case to jurors after closing arguments
Paul Manafort trial: judge hands case to jurors after closing arguments

If convicted, Manafort, 69, could spend the rest of his life in prison. Paul Manafort's fate is now in a jury's hands. A Virginia court heard closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of the former Donald Trump campaign chairman on charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and failure to disclose foreign bank accounts.

Fierce Syria bombardment kills 53 civilians: monitor
Fierce Syria bombardment kills 53 civilians: monitor

At least 53 civilians including 28 children, have been killed in fierce bombardment Friday that targeted rebel-held areas of northern Syria, a war monitor said updating an earlier toll. The air strikes and barrel bombs targeted the key opposition-held province of Idlib and a rebel town in the adjacent province of Aleppo, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. In a new toll Saturday, the war monitor said 41 civilians, including 25 children, were killed in the rebel town of Orum al-Kubra in Aleppo province while 12 civilians, three of them children, died in Idlib.

Seattle Airline Employee
Seattle Airline Employee's Sad Final Words Before Crashing Stolen Plane: 'I Got a Few Screws Loose'

The employee stole an unoccupied 76-seater Horizon Air turboprop plane Friday night.

Prosecutors: Father texted about baby found in river
Prosecutors: Father texted about baby found in river

NEW YORK (AP) - A man who fled to Thailand after allegedly tossing his dead 7-month-old son into a river sent a chilling text to the mother while he was on the run about the fate of her child, prosecutors said Friday.

Macron says he discussed hunger striker Sentsov with Putin
Macron says he discussed hunger striker Sentsov with Putin

PARIS/MOSCOW (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone to Russia's Vladimir Putin about the case of a Ukrainian filmmaker who is on hunger strike in Russian jail, Macron's office said on Friday. "The President of the Republic conveyed to President Putin his concerns, given that the health of Mr Sentsov seems to have worsened dangerously, and the importance that Russia urgently finds a humanitarian solution to the situation," a statement from Macron's Elysee Palace said.

Elon Musk Shares Incredible Story Of How His Tweet Changed a Woman
Elon Musk Shares Incredible Story Of How His Tweet Changed a Woman's Life

Johnna Sabri thanked Musk on her Medium page.

As Mollie Tibbetts Search Enters 4th Week, a Look at Other Cases of Women Gone Missing
As Mollie Tibbetts Search Enters 4th Week, a Look at Other Cases of Women Gone Missing

Like Tibbetts' family, many other missing women's loved ones want answers to what happened to their daughters and mothers.

The Latest: Husband killed wife, himself over her illness

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a hospital outside New York City (all times local):

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Venezuela's Maduro: Drone attack was attempt to kill him

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, officials said.

Huawei sees smartphone shipments topping 200 million, eyes world No. 1 rank
Huawei sees smartphone shipments topping 200 million, eyes world No. 1 rank

China's Huawei raised its forecast for full-year smartphone shipments to more than 200 million and said it could become the world's top vendor of the devices in the final quarter of next year. Huawei, which recently displaced Apple as the No. 2 smartphone vendor in the June quarter, expects full-year shipments to beat an initial target of 180 million after it shipped more than 95 million smartphones in the first half, consumer business group CEO Richard Yu said on Friday. The Chinese market is key for Huawei as it has come under fire in the United States, Australia and other nations over concerns it could facilitate Chinese government spying,which it has repeatedly denied.

Penn State Frat Member Sentenced to House Arrest
Penn State Frat Member Sentenced to House Arrest

Ryan Burke, a Penn State fraternity member who plied a pledge with vodka the night he was fatally injured in a series of falls avoided jail time Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to three months of house arrest. (July 31)

Gunmen storm government building in Afghanistan, taking dozens hostage
Gunmen storm government building in Afghanistan, taking dozens hostage

Attackers have taken a number of hostages in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad in the latest in a spate of deadly incidents in the city.

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