- World/Latin America
- 2018-05-24 15:36:17Z
FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors on Thursday added four charges of lewd conduct against a father accused of torturing his children in a Northern California home where prosecutors say 10 children lived in filth and neglect.
A dozen pro-regime fighters were killed in an air strike on Syrian army positions a monitor said Thursday, claiming the attack was carried out by the US-led coalition, but the Pentagon denied the report. State media reported the overnight air raid in an area where both the regime and coalition have been battling holdout jihadists, but said it only caused material damage. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a broad network of sources across Syria, said the strike had hit army positions south of Albu Kamal, a town on the border with Iraq. "At least three vehicles were destroyed by the strike," said Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman. He said the...
A dozen pro-regime fighters were killed in an air strike on Syrian army positions a monitor said Thursday was carried out by the US-led coalition, but the Pentagon denied the report. State media reported the overnight air raid in an area where both the regime and coalition have been battling holdout jihadists, but said it only caused material damage. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a broad network of sources across Syria, said the strike had hit army positions south of Albu Kamal, a town on the border with Iraq.
Harvey Weinstein plans to turn himself in to New York City law enforcement on
Sophie Lionnet's emaciated body was stuffed into a suitcase and burned on a bonfire
Sophie Lionnet's emaciated body was stuffed into a suitcase and burned on a bonfire
Not many details have surfaced yet, but trust us: A new Viper is happening. Why It Matters: Since the fifth-gen Viper's production ended in 2017, Dodge has lacked a true halo car. Sure, it has its supercharged trick ponies-Hellcat and Demon-but the Mopar faithful need something to put up against Chevy's and Ford's mid-engined sports cars.
U.S. Border Patrol agents have resorted to troubling tactics toward
"Infinity War" screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus helped to
Six families of victims killed in one of America's worst mass shootings have filed a lawsuit against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has claimed the massacre days shortly before Christmas 2012 never happened. Twenty small children and six adults were killed in less than five minutes on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, by 20-year-old killer Adam Lanza who then turned the gun on himself. A Connecticut law firm filed the defamation lawsuit in Bridgeport on Wednesday accusing Jones, his far-right website Infowars, other financial backers, one of his guests and another associate of greed in peddling their campaign.
Victoria Beckham scored a coveted invitation to sit in the front row at Prince
An Australian grandmother who said she was tricked into carrying drugs into Malaysia after falling for an online romance scam was Thursday sentenced to death after an earlier acquittal was overturned, her lawyer said. Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was arrested in December 2014 while in transit at Kuala Lumpur airport with 1.1 kilos (2.4 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine stitched into the compartment of a backpack she was carrying. The 54-year-old was cleared in December of trafficking after a High Court judge ruled she did not know she was transporting the drugs. But prosecutors challenged the decision and an appeals court overturned the acquittal Thursday, and found her guilty, her lawyer...
An adorable rescue cat called Ulla made the most endearing face after a
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A Malaysian court on Thursday sentenced to death by hanging an Australian mother of three, for trafficking more than a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine into the Southeast Asian nation, but her lawyer said she was appealing. Prosecutors had sought the appeals court conviction, which overturned the earlier acquittal of Maria Exposto, 54, of charges of smuggling the drugs in a backpack in Dec. 2014, after she said she was duped in an online scam. Tania Scivetti, a lawyer representing Exposto, who hails from Sydney, said her team had filed an appeal in a federal court.
Sweet treats were the key to getting the young bridesmaids and page boys at
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - An Australian woman accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia was sentenced to death after an appeals court on Thursday overturned a lower court's acquittal, her lawyer said.
An international investigation has said the Russian military brought the missile that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 into eastern Ukraine, leading to the tragedy that killed 298 people. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team said last year the Buk 9M38 surface-to-air missile in question arrived from Russia and was fired from territory held by Russia-backed separatists. But Thursday's press conference in the Netherlands for the first time implicated the Russian military, of which president Vladimir Putin is the commander in chief, in the catastrophe that shocked the world in July 2014. Although the JIT did not say who pulled the trigger, the conclusion that the 53rd...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Kelly grew up on a Northern California farm and once thought of becoming a cowboy before World War II got in the way.
He blamed oil advertising money for the recent negative coverage of electric car-maker Tesla
A road rage suspect seen on surveillance video hitting a man with a sledgehammer after smashing the windows out of a vehicle is being sought by Philadelphia police. Authorities posted the video online on Wednesday. (May 24)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lurks in the depths.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wielded the power in the underworld behind bars.
A 28-year-old woman who finally earned her "dream job" working as a grizzly bear researcher is now recovering in the hospital from serious injuries after she was attacked by one of the powerful animals
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on documents that Las Vegas police released from the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local):
A new rule will fine teams if players kneel
Nara Almeida, a popular blogger and influencer from Brazil, has died after inspiring her over 4.5 million social media followers during her nearly year-long battle with stomach cancer. She was 24
Iran cannot "interact" with the United States as it is a country whose word cannot be trusted, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Because America is not committed to its promises," Press TV quoted him in English as saying. The conditions addressed every aspect of Iran's missile programme and what the US calls its "malign influence" across the region, including support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah and Huthi rebels in Yemen.
NASA's new administrator, a former lawmaker nominated by President Donald Trump to lead the US space agency, admitted Wednesday he has changed his mind about climate change and now believes that humans are the main driver of greenhouse gas emissions. "The National Climate Assessment that includes NASA and it includes the Department of Energy, and it includes NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), has clearly stated that it is extremely likely... that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming, and I have no reason to doubt the science that comes from that," Jim Bridenstine said at a Senate hearing.
The Pentagon has pulled its invitation for China to join maritime exercises in the Pacific because of Beijing's "continued militarization" of the South China Sea, an official said Wednesday, in the latest sign of US-China strains. China hit back at the decision, calling it "very non-constructive" and saying it was taken without due reflection. "China's continued militarization of disputed features in the South China Sea only serves to raise tensions and destabilize the region," Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Chris Logan said.
ATLANTA (AP) - A judge on Wednesday sentenced a well-connected Atlanta attorney to life in prison with the possibility of parole for fatally shooting his business executive wife.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos provoked an outcry Tuesday when she said
In 1708, the San José- a Spanish galleon ship carrying a stash of gold, silver and emeralds - sank during a fierce battle against the British in the Caribbean Sea. Now, after sitting at the bottom of the ocean for 310 years, the San José's shipwreck has finally been officially identified, thanks to an analysis of the distinctive bronze cannons that sank with the ship.
NEW YORK (AP) - Why do people have such big brains? Some researchers asked a really powerful brain - a computer - and got back a surprising answer.
Two parents in New York will finally get to know what empty nest syndrome
The message, "BD911" was thought to mean "Bush did 9/11."
A little girl's eerie footage has people scratching their heads in Scotland.
WASHINGTON ― Top Democrats on Wednesday urged the Justice Department to scrap
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N.'s Mideast envoy called Wednesday for urgent action to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war sparked by the violence in Gaza.
Meghan Markle's makeup artist cried after seeing her for the first time as Duchess of Sussex: 'I lost it'.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Thousands of people in Karachi attended the funeral Wednesday for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school.
By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York federal judge has postponed to next week a hearing in the case brought by President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen to limit prosecutors' review of documents seized from his home and office. The hearing, which had been scheduled to take place Thursday, is expected to address the ongoing review of the seized documents by a court-appointed official called a special master, as well as a motion by adult film star Stormy Daniels to intervene in the case. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood rescheduled the hearing for May 30 in an order late Tuesday evening.
In 2018, Americans owe more than $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. The