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Xiamen Air plane skids off Philippine runway, disrupting flights
Xiamen Air plane skids off Philippine runway, disrupting flights

Thousands of air travelers faced delays on Friday after a Chinese airliner skidded off the runway at the airport in the Philippine capital, disrupting more than 200 flights as authorities struggled to remove the damaged plane. All 157 passengers and eight crew aboard the Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 were unharmed after the accident late on Thursday, according to the airline and airport officials. The main runway at Manila's international airport would remain closed until 5 a.m. on Saturday (2100 GMT on Friday) to allow for more time to remove the plane, authorities said.

Questions mark first day of deliberations at Manafort trial
Questions mark first day of deliberations at Manafort trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to "redefine" reasonable doubt.

The Latest: Jury sends 4 questions to Manafort judge
The Latest: Jury sends 4 questions to Manafort judge

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The Latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local):

Former AG Gonzalez on revoking of John Brennan
Former AG Gonzalez on revoking of John Brennan's clearance

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales reacts on 'Your World' after the White House revokes the security clearance of ex-CIA chief John Brennan.

Israel: No criminal action in deadly Gaza 2014 war incident
Israel: No criminal action in deadly Gaza 2014 war incident

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military said on Wednesday its investigation into one of the bloodiest incidents of the 2014 war in the Gaza Strip found no criminal wrongdoing by Israeli forces and there were no grounds to prosecute any troops.

Arizona Father Accused of Killing Man Who Allegedly Followed His Daughter Into Bathroom: Cops
Arizona Father Accused of Killing Man Who Allegedly Followed His Daughter Into Bathroom: Cops

Melvin Harris, 40, was waiting in his car when his 16-year-old daughter and her two friends told him that a man had tried entering the bathroom stall the teen was using.

Turkey hikes tariffs on imports of several US products
Turkey hikes tariffs on imports of several US products

Turkey is hiking tariffs on imports of certain US products in response to American sanctions on Ankara that caused the value of the lira to plunge, a decree published Wednesday said. Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said that the rises were ordered "within the framework of reciprocity in retaliation for the conscious attacks on our economy by the US administration". The hikes were published in Turkey's Official Gazette in a decree signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Floodlight search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse
Floodlight search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse

Italian rescuers searched through the night Wednesday for any survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as investigators probed what could have caused such a catastrophic collapse. Rescuers spent the night searching the tangled remains of the bridge under floodlights and there are fears the toll could rise in what the Italian government has called an "immense tragedy". The collapse came as the bridge was undergoing maintenance work and as the Liguria region, where Genoa is situated, experienced torrential rainfall.

Sen. Bernie Sanders Wins Vermont Democratic Primary, but Is Expected to Turn It Down
Sen. Bernie Sanders Wins Vermont Democratic Primary, but Is Expected to Turn It Down

Under Vermont law he cannot appear on the November ballot as both a Democrat and an independent

AP NewsBreak: Pilot who crashed his own home had hangar code
AP NewsBreak: Pilot who crashed his own home had hangar code

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A man who died when he flew a plane into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife had full access to his employer's plane because he had earned the firm's trust, the president of the Utah company said Tuesday.

Suicide attempt survivor is the youngest face transplant recipient in U.S. history
Suicide attempt survivor is the youngest face transplant recipient in U.S. history

A suicide attempt survivor is getting a second chance after receiving a historic face transplant.

Pennsylvania report lists more than 300
Pennsylvania report lists more than 300 'predator' priests

More than 300 "predator" priests in Pennsylvania are accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades, a grand jury said Tuesday in a devastating report that decried a systematic cover-up by the Catholic Church. It is thought to be the single most comprehensive report to date into abuse in the US church, since The Boston Globe first exposed pedophile priests in Massachusetts in 2002.

Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: Report
Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: Report

Pennsylvania's attorney general released on Tuesday the long-awaited results

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Salvini Blames Deadly Bridge Collapse on EU Budget Constraints
Italian Deputy Prime Minister Salvini Blames Deadly Bridge Collapse on EU Budget Constraints

"There can be no tradeoff between fiscal rules and the safety of Italians"

The website for Vermont's 14-year-old gubernatorial candidate has convinced me he's fit for the job
The website for Vermont's 14-year-old gubernatorial candidate has convinced me he's fit for the job

Ethan Sonneborn is running for governor of Vermont. He's also 14 years old. This is perfectly legal, which he explains on his very adorable and surprisingly professional website. All that's required for someone to run for governor in Vermont is that they have lived in the state for a minimum of four years. For the skeptics, a link to the Vermont constitution is also provided on Sonneborn's website. Sonneborn, who is a Democrat, also runs down the issues that are important to him, such as LGBTQ rights, healthcare for all, the environment, economy, and education. Image: screengrab/ethansonneborn.comYou'll also find a YouTube video of Sonneborn delivering a speech that...

After Charlottesville, American neo-Nazis in disarray
After Charlottesville, American neo-Nazis in disarray

A year after American white supremacists marched with flaming torches through a southern university and delighted in President Donald Trump's response after protests turned deadly, the so-called "alt-right" is in disarray, riven by infighting and struggling financially. The divisions became clear Sunday, when a rally in Washington, organized by the same man behind last year's "Unite the Right" event in the Virginia city of Charlottesville, turned into a fiasco. Jason Kessler had estimated about 400 demonstrators would come but only a couple dozen showed up, protected by scores of police officers and drowned out by thousands of counter-protesters.

Dash cam video: Shootout between suspect and state police
Dash cam video: Shootout between suspect and state police

Dash camera video shows a harrowing shootout between a man pulled over for speeding and two Pennsylvania state police troopers.

Teachers
Teachers' plot to hide political bias from parents revealed

Public school teachers in Massachusetts pledged to reject the 'call for objectivity' in the classroom in a group email; a Newton North High School parent reacts on 'Fox & Friends.'

Iran
Iran's problems 'internal, not just sanctions': Khamenei

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday that the country's economic problems were the result of internal mismanagement by the government and not just US pressure. "Economic experts and many officials believe the cause of this issue is not foreign, it's internal," he said in a speech in Tehran, according to tweets released on his official account. Analysts say US hostility, including its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposition of sanctions, helped fuel the run on Iran's rial.

Kellyanne Conway Has Trouble Naming A Top Black White House Aide
Kellyanne Conway Has Trouble Naming A Top Black White House Aide

Kellyanne Conway, the chief counselor to President Donald Trump, had

Richard Russell: quiet, well-liked Seattle airport worker who stole a plane
Richard Russell: quiet, well-liked Seattle airport worker who stole a plane

Russell, who was widely identified as the pilot on Saturday morning, was the sole victim in the crash. Russell's death and the dramatic moments that preceded it - a passenger plane trailed by F-15 fighter jets cutting rolls against the setting sun - left those who knew him stunned and saddened.

Charlottesville Anniversary: Rallies Planned One Year After Death of Heather Heyer
Charlottesville Anniversary: Rallies Planned One Year After Death of Heather Heyer

Demonstrations were planned in Charlottesville and Washington, D.C.

The Latest: Memo shows Kavanaugh opposed indicting president
The Latest: Memo shows Kavanaugh opposed indicting president

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):

The Latest: Banker says chairman approved loan to Manafort
The Latest: Banker says chairman approved loan to Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The Latest on the bank fraud and tax evasion trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local):

The Greatest Ford Mustangs of All Time
The Greatest Ford Mustangs of All Time

Further US sanctions would be
Further US sanctions would be 'declaration of economic war': Medvedev

Russia warned Friday that if the US followed through with threats to impose further harsh economic sanctions it would be seen as a "declaration of economic war". The warning by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev came after Washington unveiled a raft of new sanctions against Russia over its alleged use of the Novichok nerve agent against a former double agent which Britain has blamed on Moscow. The incident, which took place in Salisbury in southern England in March, triggered a major diplomatic crisis despite Russia's denial of any role.

What If Banks Were Publicly Owned? In LA, This May Soon Be A Reality.
What If Banks Were Publicly Owned? In LA, This May Soon Be A Reality.

Trinity Tran is a powerful speaker. Addressing a rally in downtown Los Angeles

2020 BMW M550i xDrive To Have More Power Thanks To 8 Series' Engine
2020 BMW M550i xDrive To Have More Power Thanks To 8 Series' Engine

Power could grow by as much as 68 hp by borrowing the M850i's engine.

Kris Kobach's Lead In Kansas Governor's Race Shrinks After Vote Count Discrepancy
Kris Kobach's Lead In Kansas Governor's Race Shrinks After Vote Count Discrepancy

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach saw his lead in the Republican

Canada PM does not back down on rights defense in Saudi spat
Canada PM does not back down on rights defense in Saudi spat

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday refused to apologize for calling out Saudi Arabia on its human rights record, after Riyadh said it was considering further punitive measures against Ottawa over its criticisms of the kingdom. Tensions have been high between the two countries since Monday, when Riyadh expelled Canada's ambassador, recalled its own envoy and froze all new trade and investments. Riyadh also said it will relocate thousands of Saudi students studying in Canada to other countries, while state airline Saudia announced it was suspending flights to Toronto.

Explosive testimony in former Trump campaign chair
Explosive testimony in former Trump campaign chair's financial crimes trial

Star witness Rick Gates, Paul Manafort's longtime associate, returns to the stand for more questioning.

Clouds, wildfire smoke may spoil Perseid meteor shower for many this weekend
Clouds, wildfire smoke may spoil Perseid meteor shower for many this weekend

This weekend will feature one of the best meteor showers of the year, boasting over 50 meteors an hour. However, clouds and wildfire smoke may spoil the show for many across the United States.

Star witness Gates resumes testimony in Manafort trial
Star witness Gates resumes testimony in Manafort trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A day after testifying against longtime boss Paul Manafort, Rick Gates returned to the witness stand Tuesday as the government's star witness in the financial fraud trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.

Tourist in Critical Condition After Being Punched by Man in NYC
Tourist in Critical Condition After Being Punched by Man in NYC

A tourist visiting New York City from Florida is in critical condition after he was punched in the face by a Queens man, according to police.

The Latest: Arrests made at protest of private prison firm
The Latest: Arrests made at protest of private prison firm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Latest on protests at CoreCivic (all times local):

Details of deals between US-backed coalition, Yemen al-Qaida
Details of deals between US-backed coalition, Yemen al-Qaida

SHABWA, Yemen (AP) - The U.S.-backed coalition's string of secret deals with al-Qaida to withdraw from areas the militants controlled in southern Yemen focused on three main areas - the city of Mukalla and the provinces of Abyan and Shabwa, an Associated Press investigation found.

5 killed when small plane crashes in Santa Ana parking lot near South Coast Plaza
5 killed when small plane crashes in Santa Ana parking lot near South Coast Plaza

Five people were killed when a small plane they were in crashed Sunday afternoon in a Santa Ana parking lot near South Coast Plaza.

California
California's raging wildfires cause another death

California's deadly Carr wildfire -- now the state's sixth most destructive -- has claimed another life with a power linesman killed on the job its seventh fatality, officials said Sunday. The Carr Fire, located some 200 miles (322 kilometers) north of San Francisco, is still growing, CalFire said Sunday. PG&E power company identified the worker Sunday as Jairus Ayeta, who was killed in a remote area of Shasta county where crews were working to restore electricity.

Five Dead, at Least 34 Injured in Weekend Shootings in Chicago
Five Dead, at Least 34 Injured in Weekend Shootings in Chicago

Two people were killed and at least 34 injured, including children, in shootings across Chicago on Sunday, according to police.

Trump denies he
Trump denies he's worried about son's exposure to Mueller inquiry

Trump made remarks as one of his lawyers warned the special counsel against trying to force the president to be interviewed Donald Trump Jr with his father on 7 November 2016. Trump tweeted that his son's meeting in Trump Tower on July 2016 was 'totally legal and done all the time in politics.' Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

At least 3 dead after 7.0 earthquake hits Indonesia
At least 3 dead after 7.0 earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok island; tsunami warning lifted

An Indonesian official says at least three people have been killed after a strong earthquake struck the popular tourist island of Lombok.

Donald Trump Says Son's Trump Tower Meeting Was To Get Clinton Dirt But 'Totally Legal'
Donald Trump Says Son's Trump Tower Meeting Was To Get Clinton Dirt But 'Totally Legal'

President Donald Trump on Sunday denied that he is concerned that his eldest

Wheelchair-Bound Shooting Victim Says Police `Hurted Me Real Bad` During Arrest
Wheelchair-Bound Shooting Victim Says Police `Hurted Me Real Bad` During Arrest

Maleke Dority, 21, says police were trying to arrest him on a warrant when they violently forced him out of a wheelchair and into a squad car.

US progress in reuniting migrant families 'disappointing', says judge
US progress in reuniting migrant families 'disappointing', says judge

The federal judge overseeing the reunification of more than 2,500 migrant families separated by Donald Trump's administration said the government's efforts were "disappointing" - and it was its responsibility to unite them. Hundreds of families remain separated a week after the court's reunification deadline because the parents are no longer in the US or have been deemed ineligible for reunification by the government. "The reality is that for every parent who is not located there will be a permanently orphaned child and that is 100% the responsibility of the administration," said the US district judge Dana Sabraw in his San Diego court on Friday.

The 1 Problem with the Navy's New Columbia-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine
The 1 Problem with the Navy's New Columbia-Class Ballistic Missile Submarine

It does not exactly make a lot of $$$ for the people who build it. 

12-year-old girl who went missing from DC airport found safe in Queens, NY
12-year-old girl who went missing from DC airport found safe in Queens, NY

An AMBER Alert was issued for a 12-year-old girl who went missing from Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va., Thursday morning.

The Latest: JFK
The Latest: JFK's rocking chair sells for $50K at auction

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on an auction of iconic memorabilia associated with the late President John F. Kennedy (all times local):

Broken art: Ai Weiwei
Broken art: Ai Weiwei's Beijing studio faces wrecking ball

An excavator shattered the windows of Ai Weiwei's largest studio while workers hustled away his art on Friday, preparing to demolish the old Beijing factory three years after the artist and government critic left China. Hours earlier, Ai, who now lives in Berlin, had posted videos on Instagram showing several men looking on from inside the hollowed-out brick and concrete building as a backhoe went to work. "Farewell," Ai wrote in English, saying the demolition had begun without notice.

Reward Now $172,000 for Safe Return of Missing College Student Mollie Tibbetts
Reward Now $172,000 for Safe Return of Missing College Student Mollie Tibbetts

The family of missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts and Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa have announced a dramatic increase in a reward fund.

Witnesses: Manafort himself directed millions of dollars
Witnesses: Manafort himself directed millions of dollars

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort personally directed millions of dollars in international wire transfers to pay for high-end suits and more than $3 million in improvements at his various houses, witnesses testified on the second day of his financial fraud trial.

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