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RFK Jr. Seeking New Investigation Into His Father's Assassination
Robert Kennedy Jr. had a three-hour prison meeting in California with his
U.S. delegation arrives for talks on summit with North Korea
U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim is leading a delegation to North Korea amid new signs that a summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump could be back on. Their arrival comes after South Korea?s president said Kim is committed to denuclearization.
Trump Unbelievably Rips Dems For Immigrant Kids Being Separated From Parents
President Donald Trump has bashed the Democrats for a hugely controversial
The Parkland students stopped a huge corporation from donating to the NRA
The Parkland students are continuing to advocate for gun control, one issue at a time, and their efforts are creating real change. The latest proof of that is Publix, a supermarket chain found based in the southeastern United States. After boycotts and protests on Friday, the grocery store has publicly announced it will stop making political contributions, including those for Florida gubernatorial candidate and proudly vocal "NRA sellout" Adam Putnam. It's all thanks to Parkland'sDavid Hogg and his peers, who spearheaded a protest against the chain with a successful "die-in" at one of the store's locations. SEE ALSO: Parkland activists had breakfast with the Waffle House hero and they were all thrilled "Anyone who supports an NRA sellout is an NRA sellout," Hogg tweeted on Tuesday in his call to arms to boycott Publix. Anyone who supports an NRA sellout is an NRA sellout. That is why I am calling on everyone to stop shopping at Publix until they pull their endorsement of Putnam publicly. Publix is supporting the inaction after pulse, strozier, Douglas, liberty city. Don?t support an NRA sellout ? David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 23, 2018 Just a few days later on May 25, students ? in partnership with an organization birthed out of the Parkland shooting, Change The Ref ? led the protests in Coral Springs, Florida inside and outside the store, with chalk outlines in the parking lot to commemorate the lives lost during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Early this morning @davidhogg111 teamed up with @ChangeTheRef to create an art instillation outside of @publix in protest of the corporation and their support of Adam Putnam. 17 chalk outlines in multiple parking spots were drawn and wrapped in caution tape. #msd #neveragain pic.twitter.com/043cC2o6kA ? Emilee McGovern (@EmileeRose) May 25, 2018 Inside, people staged a "die-in," lying on the floor of two local Publix stores on Friday. Additionally, Hogg put out a call for 12-minute die-in's to occur in various locations that afternoon as well. Together we can do anything. Together the young people will win by choosing love. pic.twitter.com/TRrfTJL2Wb ? David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 26, 2018 Guac?s parents Manuel and Patricia lied down together at ?die in ? protest to Publix?s contributions to pro-NRA Adam Putnam?s campaign #ChangeTheRef #MarchForOurLives #parklandstrong pic.twitter.com/dYZSd6u9M7 ? Change the Ref (@ChangeTheRef) May 25, 2018 The action worked, and Publix released a statement announcing that its donations to political candidates would cease. "We regret that our contributions have led to a divide in our community," the statement read, according to Tampa Bay Times. "We did not intend to put our associates and the customers they serve in the middle of a political debate. At the same time, we remain committed to maintaining a welcoming shopping experience for our customers. We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve." The corporation and its leaders have donated $670,000 to Putnam specifically over three years, as reported by Tampa Bay Times. Hogg is also asking Publix to donate $1 million to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, though it's not clear if that's going to happen. I call on @Publix to donate double the money they gave to Putman to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, $1,000,000. And never support an A rated NRA politician again. ? David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 24, 2018 WATCH: These celebs brought their star power to March for Our Lives
Flake: 'I do hope that somebody runs on the Republican side' against Trump in 2020
During an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) refuses to rule out a 2020 run for the White House, and expresses support for someone to challenge President Trump
Palestinian president could leave hospital soon: source
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas could leave hospital soon after a week of treatment for pneumonia, a source close to him said on Sunday. The hospital director however said no date had been set for his discharge. A Palestinian official and a medical source earlier said Abbas could be released from hospital on Sunday afternoon.
Border Patrol Alters Account Of Guatemalan Woman's Death
U.S. immigration authorities have altered their account of the Border Patrol's
London introduces contactless payments for buskers
London is introducing a contactless payment scheme for buskers in what organisers said would be a world first, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday as he unveiled a partnership with tech company iZettle. Under the "Busk in London" programme, street musicians in the British capital will be able to accept non-cash payments with contactless cards, wearable technology and chip and pin.
Indiana School Shooting: Hero Teacher, Jason Seaman, Recovering After Tackling Student Gunman
The teacher was shot three times.
Under scrutiny, Weinstein prosecutor has a case to prove
NEW YORK (AP) ? At least in the court of public opinion, the prosecutor leading a rape case against Harvey Weinstein may have more to prove than the charges alone.
High school valedictorian addresses grads through bullhorn following speech ban
Christian Bales gave his graduation speech through a bullhorn outside the commencement venue after his school ruled his address too political to be given from the stage.
Refugee Office That Lost 1,500 Kids Not 'Legally Responsible' For Finding Them: Official
The government program meant to place unaccompanied children taken from the
Fight breaks out between passengers on American Airlines flight
Cell phone video captures a flight attendant telling passenger Jason Felix that he can?t have more alcohol during a flight from St. Croix to Miami. A fight broke out after he threatened another passenger and Felix now faces federal charges.
Commemorating veterans over Memorial Day weekend
On Memorial Day weekend, towns and cities across the United States and around the world, commemorate veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and the sacrifices they have made.
Panda cub makes first public appearance at Malaysia zoo
A four-month-old panda cub made her first public appearance Saturday at the Malaysian zoo where she was born, to the delight of visitors. The fluffy little cub was the second born to Liang Liang, who has been on loan to Malaysia since 2014, aong with a male panda, a rare success story for natural reproduction among giant pandas which are notoriously clumsy at mating on the rare occasions they are actually in the mood. The family of three were in good health, said Mat Naim Ramli, director of the national zoo's panda centre outside Kuala Lumpur.
Trump Slams Media For Concocting Official Who Actually Ran His White House Briefing
President Donald Trump attacked The New York Times in a tweet Saturday,
Venezuela releases imprisoned American Joshua Holt
Sen. Bob Corker helped broker the release of Holt and his wife Thamy, who were accused of stockpiling weapons and held for two years without trial. They returned to the U.S. on Saturday.
Alan Bean: Fourth man to walk on Moon dies aged 86, Nasa announces
Alan Bean passed away at Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday after a short illness. Alan Bean flew twice into space, first as the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, the second moon landing mission, in November 1969. ?Alan Bean was the most extraordinary person I ever met,? said astronaut Mike Massimino, who flew on two space shuttle missions to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ? The family of a woman and girl who were wounded in an Oklahoma restaurant shooting said Saturday that the victims didn't know the gunman or why he attacked them as they walked into the lakeside restaurant for a birthday party.
University of Southern California president to step down in wake of scandal
(Reuters) - The president of University of Southern California is resigning after criticism over the school's handling of complaints that a campus health clinic gynecologist sexually abused his patients during pelvic exams, the school said on Friday. C.L. Max Nikias will step down after serving as the school's president for nearly eight years, the university's executive committee of the board of trustees said in a statement. "President Nikias and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees have agreed to begin an orderly transition and commence the process of selecting a new president," committee chairman Rick Caruso said.
There Were 2 Mass Shootings In Texas Last Week, But Only 1 On TV
DENTON, Texas ? Amanda Painter sat at the kitchen table in an unfamiliar
AMBER Alert Issued for New York Toddler After Mom's Body Found Stuffed in Bag in Woods
Police in western New York are searching for a missing 14-month-old boy whose mother?s dead body was found in the woods, stuffed in a plastic bag
Summer in the city ? New York City's parks in 1978
An exhibit of 65 images from 1978 offers a colorful glimpse into the history of New York City's parks.
Landslide Yes vote as Ireland referendum repeals tough abortion laws ? what happens next?
Ireland?s prime minister hailed the "quiet revolution? which delivered an overwhelming victory in favour of repealing its strict abortion laws on Saturday in a poll that marked voters' steady drift away from the grip of the country's conservative Catholic roots. The country voted 67 per cent in favour of reform and 33 per cent against in a landslide victory for the pro-choice Yes campaign. "We have seen the culmination of a quiet revolution that's been taking place in Ireland over 20 years," Mr Varadkar said, as he waited for the votes to be counted in Dublin. "It's been a great exercise in democracy and the people have said we want a modern constitution for a modern country, and that we trust women to take the right decisions about their own healthcare." Even Ireland's rural and conservative areas backed reform, with County Roscommon and the town of Longford returning Yes votes. The majority of Irish voters have backed changing the country's abortion law Support for reform was so widespread that the No campaign conceded defeat several hours before the referendum count was finished. "The people of Ireland weighed it in the balance and it came down on one side. I obviously would have preferred if they had come down on the other," John McGuirk, communications director for the "Save the 8th" campaign, said on Saturday. Dr Peter Boylan, a leading member of the Yes campaign and former Master of the National Maternity Hospital, said they were "relieved and vindicated." Thousands forced abroad for terminations Since it was passed in 1983, an estimated 170,000 Irish women have had to travel to England for terminations. Those who have the procedure done illegally at home risk up to 14 years in prison. However, the pro-life No campaign has warned that the government's alternative, unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks, is "too extreme." Young and old packed the streets of Dublin on Friday as they lined up to cast their vote following a tense and divisive campaign which has forced the country to grapple with its deeply held Catholic convictions. One of the victims of Ireland's abortion policies referenced by the Yes campaign was Savita Halappanavar, died in hospital in Galway aged 31 when she was refused an abortion during a miscarriage. Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar, said she repeatedly asked for a termination but was refused because there was a foetal heartbeat. Irish PM urged reform President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina cast their votes in Dublin on Friday morning. Around two hours later Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar, a vocal advocate for repeal, voted in the city. "I always get a little buzz from voting, it just feels like it is democracy in action," Mr Varadkar said after emerging from the polling station at Castleknock. "Not taking anything for granted of course, but quietly confident - there's been good turnout across the country so far and hoping for a Yes vote tomorrow. "Obviously, I would be encouraging everyone to come out and vote, a high turnout would be to the advantage of the yes campaign." He urged voters not to be distracted by the sunny weather and exercise their democratic right. Yes campaigners hug one another as the count in the Irish referendum on the 8th amendment concerning the country's abortion laws takes place at the RDS centre #HomeToVote campaign boosted turnout For several days at Dublin airport, activists had gathered in the arrivals lounge, clapping and cheering as they greeted Irish expats returning from as far away as Los Angeles, Hanoi and Nairobi to cast their vote. One group of well-wishers held large ?welcome home? banner. Another unfurled a sign which said: ?Thank you for making the journey so other women don?t have to.? Tara Flynn, a 48-year-old Yes voter, who had to fly to the Netherlands for an abortion 11 years ago, said: ?It?s a vote to say, I don?t send you away anymore," referring to women who are forced to go abroad for terminations. Since Thursday, fleets of cars driven by volunteers have been ferrying voters from the airport to polling stations across the country. Many used social media to offer lifts, with Molly O?Cathain posting a photograph on Twitter of her car with a sign in the window that read ?Repeal Mobile". Over 3,000 Irish women have UK abortions per year What happens next? In a No vote scenario, nothing would have changed. But the Yes victory means the eighth amendment will be repealed. Then, Irish lawmakers will get to work transferring the government's proposals into law. Mr Varadkar has urged lawmakers to vote through the new legislation, whichever way they voted in the campaign.
Booyah: Obama Photographer Hilariously Trolls Trump's 'Spy' Claim
> A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on May 24, 2018 at 5:39am PDT
Mystery 'Wolf-Like' Animal Reportedly Shot In Montana, Baffles Wildlife Officials
Montana wildlife officials are puzzled by the carcass of wolflike animal they
Russian police arrest man who vandalised Ivan the Terrible painting
Russian police on Saturday said they arrested a man for vandalising one of the best known works of 19th century painter Ilya Repin, depicting Ivan the Terrible killing his son, at a gallery in Moscow. The Tretyakov Gallery said the work was "seriously damaged" as a result. "The canvas has been ripped in three place in the central part of the Tsar's son.
Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
BEIJING (AP) ? A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
Oil output could return to October 2016 level, says Russia's Novak
By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - A return to the oil production levels that were in place in October 2016, baseline for the current deal to cut output, is one of the options for easing curbs, Russia's energy minister said on Saturday. Sources said this week that Saudi Arabia and Russia were discussing raising OPEC and non-OPEC oil production to ease 17 months of strict supply curbs amid concerns that a price rally has gone too far. "When we extended the agreement until the end of 2018, we spoke about such possibilities (of returning to the October 2016 level)," Novak told reporters.
Morgan Freeman 'Devastated' That Sexual Harassment Claims Could Undermine Legacy
Actor Morgan Freeman spoke out again in the wake of sexual harassment
Superpower in the Sky: Why Israel Wants F-35s and Deadly New F-15s
Although the F-35 saw its first combat duty this week in Israel, the Jewish state has reportedly decided to purchase more of the most advanced version of Boeing?s F-15 rather than buy more Joint Strike Fighters. On May 16, Flight Global?an aviation-focused news source?reported that Israel is proposing a deal to purchase twenty-five F-15Is in an advanced configuration. This would double the number of F-15Is the Israeli Air Force (IAF) currently operates.
Ivanka Trump Posts Cuddle Pic With Son, Twitter Reminds Her Of Missing Migrant Kids
> My ?! #SundayMorning pic.twitter.com/CN5iXutE5Q
Colombia to be Nato's first Latin American 'partner' as country prepares for elections which could spell end of peace deal
Colombia will become the first country in Latin America to join Nato as a "global partner", the outgoing president announced on the eve of the first presidential elections since its bloody civil war came to an end. Juan Manuel Santos, who signed a peace deal with the left-wing Farc guerrillas in 2016, ending the longest-running civil conflict in the western hemisphere and winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts, made the announcement on Friday night. Colombia will join next week as a "global partner", Mr Santos said, which means it will not necessarily have to take part in military action but will be fully accredited in Brussels. But the announcement came as the peace process, on which he staked his presidency, hangs in the balance. Mr Santos cannot run for a third term, and the current front-runner for Sunday's election is Right-winger Ivan Duque, who has sharply criticised the deal for giving too much ground to the Farc. Juan Manuel Santos meets Theresa May in London, in November 2016 Hand-picked by Mr Santos's rival and presidential predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, Mr Duque, a 41-year-old lawyer and financial consultant from a prominent political family in Antioquia, has said he would alter the peace agreement if he is elected. While legally the deal cannot simply be torn up by a new government, it can be effectively ?slow waked? to failure by blocking legislation needed to fully implement the agreement. People gather in Bogota, at the main Bolivar Square, on September 26, 2016, to celebrate the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and Farc Mr Duque faces a strong challenge in the elections from the Left-wing candidate, Gustavo Petro, a well-known former rebel from the M-19 group who has a track record in congress and as the mayor of Bogota. The other three candidates are more centrist, and all are seasoned politicians: Germán Vargas Lleras toward the centre-right, and Sergio Fajardo and Humberto de la Calle ? chief negotiator of the Farc peace deal - toward the centre-left. Polls suggest that no one candidate will win outright on Sunday, in which case a run-off will be held on June 17. Colombia joining Nato as a partner country will mean it will cooperate on global security areas like cyber and maritime security, terrorism and links to organised crime. Alvaro Uribe, president of Colombia from 2002-10, has emerged as one of the fiercest critics of the peace deal, and has chosen Ivan Duque as his successor "Colombia benefits a lot from being an active part of the international community,? said Mr Santos, announcing the move, which had been agreed last year, on national television. ?Many of the problems we face are increasingly global and need the support and collaboration of other countries for their solution." Other global partners include Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand and Pakistan.
Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday, saying he was "overwhelmed with gratitude."
Weird Father's Day Gifts Your Dad Doesn't Know He Wants (But He Does)
As a dad, I take Father's Day seriously ? but not the gifts.
Erdogan asks Turks to help prop up plunging lira
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday urged compatriots to change their foreign currency to the lira to help prop up the embattled currency. The lira has lost 16 percent of its value against the greenback in a month as markets became jittery after Erdogan indicated he wanted a greater say in monetary policy if he won legislative and presidential elections on June 24. The lira hit 4.92 against the dollar on Wednesday before paring back some of its losses later this week after an emergency central bank rate hike.
Suspect wounds teacher, fellow student in 23rd school shooting in 2018
The student, who was being held by police, was armed with two handguns when he shot a science teacher and another student in a science classroom at a Noblesville West Middle School on Friday morning, police in the community 25 miles (42 km) northeast of Indianapolis said. As of early Saturday, authorities had not identified the student or filed charges against him. The shooting, by CNN's count, was the 23rd in the United States this year and comes just a week after a high school student in Santa Fe, Texas, shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers.
The Latest: Klopp unhappy with Ramos 'wrestling' Salah
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ? The Latest on the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid (all times local):
Toyota Corolla Crashes Into Parked 1931 Ford Model A
Years of restoration painfully ends in the hands of a careless, distracted driver.
Service Dog Gives Birth to 8 Puppies at Florida Airport Gate
They missed their flight.
Twitter #PutStarWarsInOtherFilms And It Was Universally Entertaining
"Solo: A Star Wars Story" hits this weekend and even though that film is
Anti-Macron protests as president claims victory is close in battle with unions
Far-Left parties and unions led tens of thousands of protesters who marched against Emmanuel Macron?s reforms in cities across France on Saturday a day after the president suggested he could be close to victory in a public battle over his reform agenda. Rail and hospital workers, civil servants, students, community groups protesting against police violence and pro-Palestinian activists took part in the ?Human Tide against Macron?. However, with the turnouts of the marches lower than expected, comments on Friday by Mr Macron about the long-running strikes over his liberalisation programme appeared to have been justified. In a TV interview, Mr Macron said neither demonstrations nor strikes that have disrupted France for the past seven weeks would deter him from pushing through his overhaul of state railways, which he said was nearing completion. The president said during his visit to Russia that the protests "won't stop" his progress. "I won't preside in light of the polls or demonstrations, because we have done too much of that," (in the past) he said. Demonstrators hold placard depicting French President Emmanuel Macron as a monarch and reading 'Restoration of the monarchy' Credit: JACQUES DEMARTHON/ AFP He claimed: "We have reached the end of the process." He appears closer to victory after the government proposed on Friday to take over three-quarters of the £41 billion debt of the SNCF national rail company. Two unions welcomed the offer and said they would decide soon whether it justifies calling an end to the stoppages, although the CGT vowed to fight on. Edouard Philippe, the prime minister, said the transfer of more than £32 billion of debt was conditional on reforms taking place. Jean-François Amadieu, an academic specialised in industrial relations, said: ?The rail strike appears to have almost run its course,? noting that the protests were smaller than previous demonstrations. Rail strike turnout has fallen to only 14 per cent of workers. Mr Macron has yielded no ground on key reforms, which include opening French rail to competition and ending early retirement and other rail workers? perks for future recruits. The president has staked his credibility on the rail reforms, which are backed by public opinion. He said he would also press ahead with public-sector cuts and the introduction of stricter university admissions requirements. With turnout lower than organisers had hoped, Gérard Collomb, the interior minister said: ?People may have been deterred from participating by the fear of violence.? As the Paris march got under way, police arrested 35 people, most for carrying batons or stones. More than 1,200 officers were deployed and seven were slightly injured when dozens of ?Black Bloc? anarchists hurled bottles and stones at security forces. Police responded with tear gas and used water cannons to quell similar disturbances in the western city of Nantes. Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of the radical Left France Unbowed party, urged cheering supporters in Marseille to ?form the popular front that the people need.? Mr Mélenchon, seen as the chief opponent of Mr Macron?s centrist government, condemned ?billions given away in tax breaks for the rich,? which he said could have been spent on hospitals. Philippe Martinez, leader of the hard-Left CGT union, said he regretted the absence of more moderate unions.
Freed from a Venezuela jail, US couple arrive back home
An American couple who spent nearly two years in a Venezuelan jail received a heroes' welcome at the White House as they returned home Saturday after Caracas freed them in a bid to spur dialogue with Washington. "Very glad that Josh Holt is now back home with his family where he has always belonged. Sanctions continue until democracy returns to Venezuela," Vice President Mike Pence wrote on Twitter.
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Official: Syrian militants dug up graves to find Israelis
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) ? Insurgents excavated graves in a cemetery in a refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus in search of the remains of three Israeli soldiers who have been missing since Israel's invasion of Lebanon 36 years ago, a Syria-based Palestinian official said.
Jailed British-Iranian aid worker to face trial on security charges: Iran court head
A detained British-Iranian aid worker sentenced to five years in jail in Iran is to face a second trial on new security charges, the semi-official Tasnim news agency on Saturday quoted Tehran Revolutionary Court's head Musa Ghazanfarabadi as saying. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested in April 2016 at a Tehran airport as she was heading back to Britain with her two-year-old daughter after a family visit.
Why Finding the Source of Tainted Romaine Lettuce Is so Hard
The E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce started two months ago, and it has sickened 172 people and killed one. But federal investigators still do not know how the lettuce came to be contam...
Focus-Based Mach 1 Electric SUV Report Might?ve Been Inaccurate
The plot thickens. Sort of.
America revisits 'Pizza Bomber' mystery with new Netflix series
Netflix has now come out with a mini-series on the robbery and returns to a question that has divided opinion for 15 years: was that man, one Brian Wells, a willing accomplice, or was he the unwitting victim of a bizarre plot? The four fast-moving episodes of "Evil Genius," directed by Barbara Schroeder and Trey Borzillieri, look back at all the puzzles that made up this heist in Erie, a small city in the Great Lakes region. In his hand he carries pages of rambling, hand-written instructions for a sort of a scavenger hunt for keys and combinations hidden around Erie that would remove the collar.
Man throws hot coffee at McDonald's manager
Police in Washington State said a McDonald's manager suffered severe burns to her face and neck after an angry customer threw hot coffee at her.