Sarah Huckabee Sanders is on a White House tightrope

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is on a White House tightropeSanders’ meteoric rise within the Trump administration has, paradoxically, put her in one of the most precarious positions in a wildly unstable White House.



Pres. Trump in Israel Gives Off-Hand Remarks on Russian Intel Incident

Pres. Trump in Israel Gives Off-Hand Remarks on Russian Intel IncidentResponding to reports that he told Russian officials about sensitive intelligence gathered by Israelis, the president said Monday that he “never mentioned the word ‘Israel.’”



Father of Times Square car crash victim thanks New York in emotional letter

Father of Times Square car crash victim thanks New York in emotional letterAt an impromptu memorial in Times Square, the father of the young woman who was killed there last week has placed a letter of thanks to the city.



At Least 19 Dead at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester, England

At Least 19 Dead at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester, EnglandA reported explosion at the Manchester Arena soon after the concert was over sent people in the crowd running for the doors.



Teenagers Who Stole Car And Killed 6-Year-Old Boy Charged With Capital Murder

Teenagers Who Stole Car And Killed 6-Year-Old Boy Charged With Capital MurderProsecutors could seek the death penalty in the case.



China gasps at airy speech by grad student in US

China gasps at airy speech by grad student in USA young Chinese woman has drawn criticism on social media after unfavourably comparing her homeland's air and politics to those in the US during her graduation speech at an American university. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping said that coming to the United States had been a breath of "fresh air" after growing up in China. "The moment I inhaled and exhaled outside the airport, I felt free," she continued, drawing a parallel between China's notorious air pollution and its similarly choking restrictions on political speech.



Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight

Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flightBEIJING (AP) — A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours.



American Doctor, 50, Dies While Trying to Climb Mount Everest

American Doctor, 50, Dies While Trying to Climb Mount EverestTwo years ago, Dr. Roland Yearwood from Alabama, survived an avalanche while climbing Everest.



South Korea fires at suspected drone at border with North amid missile crisis

South Korea fires at suspected drone at border with North amid missile crisisBy Ju-min Park and Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which drew international condemnation and a warning from China. The incursion came with tension already high on the Korean peninsula after the North's test-launch of a ballistic missile test on Sunday which Pyongyang said proved advances in its pursuit of building a nuclear-tipped weapon that can hit U.S. targets. The United States has been trying to persuade China, North Korea's lone major ally, to do more to rein in North Korea, which has conducted dozens of missile launches and tested two nuclear bombs since the start of last year, in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions and resolutions.



California Democratic party chairman says 'F*** Donald Trump' in speech

California Democratic party chairman says 'F*** Donald Trump' in speechOutgoing boss John Burton, described by the Los Angeles Times as “a fixture in state Democratic politics for half a century”, grinned as supporters on stage at the party's convention joined him in the gesture. The party's leaders blasted alleged ties to Russia among Mr Trump's associates and presented California as the epicentre of liberal resistance to the President. “The world, literally the world, is counting on all of you, counting on California to reject Trump's deception and destructiveness,” said Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, who is among a crowded field of Democrats running for governor next year.



Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'

Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.



Big game hunter crushed to death by falling elephant that was fatally shot

Big game hunter crushed to death by falling elephant that was fatally shotTheunis Botha, a trophy hunter, died Friday in Zimbabwe.



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