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Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

6 hours 5 min ago
A Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially reported, according to sheriff's officials.

Storm Surge: Federal pullback, climate change could boost state spending on disasters

6 hours 16 min ago
As the country faces an increasing number of billion-dollar disasters, federal officials are considering scaling back disaster funds with an aim to save taxpayer money and encourage states to prepare for disasters with their own resources. And that has some local officials worried.

In Trump era, mental health experts are rethinking Goldwater Rule

6 hours 26 min ago
Since Donald Trump became president, commentary about his public statements, tweeting habits, predilections and even his personality has become something of a national pastime. Some in the professional psychiatric community have been moved to join in. But should they? Not according to the American Psychiatric Association.

Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point

7 hours 1 min ago
President Donald Trump and his associates have repeatedly tried to draw attention to the relationship between former FBI directors Robert Mueller and James Comey, saying the two have a personal bond that could disqualify Mueller from credibly serving as special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation.

Russia says US interferes in its affairs

7 hours 22 min ago
The Russian government has steadfastly denied that it hacked or otherwise interfered in last year’s U.S. presidential election. Now, some Russian officials are saying America is meddling in Moscow’s domestic affairs. The U.S. has been doing it for years, they say.

Russia warns Norway that hosting US Marines will hurt ties

7 hours 30 min ago
Russia has told Norway that the extension of a U.S. military deployment in the country will hit diplomatic ties.

Russian official linked to South Florida biker club spent millions on Trump condos

7 hours 36 min ago
Out-of-town money pouring into South Florida real estate is as old as Henry Flagler. But the tale of Igor Zorin offers a 21st-century twist with all the weirdness modern Miami has to offer: Russian cash, a motorcycle club named after Russia’s powerful special forces and a condo tower branded by Donald Trump.

In tweet attacking Obama, Trump says Russia tried to influence election

7 hours 53 min ago
President Trump appeared to acknowledge that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election, but only so he could blame former president Barack Obama.

Weapons cache seized at home of cop accused of having sex with teen cadet, sources say

8 hours 17 min ago
More than 100 firearms, including modified assault rifles, have been recovered at the home of the Los Angeles police officer accused of having sex with an underage member of the department’s cadet program, deepening concerns about the embattled youth initiative, law enforcement sources said.

Room where Emperor Showa signed peace treaty to open to public

8 hours 28 min ago
The room where Emperor Showa signed the instruments of ratification of the San Francisco Peace Treaty and the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty is set to be opened to the public from the spring of 2020.

Camp Lejeune to host music festival on Independence Day

8 hours 43 min ago
Lifehouse will headline the festival on the North Carolina base and there will also be performances by Brett Young, Chord Overstreet, Muddy Magnolias, Temecula Road and DJ SpinDoc.

Stephen Colbert tells Russian TV he's mulling a 2020 presidential run

8 hours 50 min ago
Stephen Colbert is either running for president in 2020 or has become a cautionary tale against drinking vodka shots on Russian TV.

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

8 hours 56 min ago
More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said.

Depp's joke seen as example that GOP is 'becoming the only party of tolerance' in US

9 hours 3 min ago
After Johnny Depp apologized for making a 'bad' assassination joke, members of President Donald Trump's family chimed in. Lara Trump called the actor's comments "really sick," adding that "The Republican Party is becoming the only party of tolerance here in the United States."

Spain rescues 224 migrants from 5 boats in Mediterranean

9 hours 28 min ago
Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued 224 migrants from five different boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Turkey bans Istanbul Pride, organizers vow to march anyway

9 hours 31 min ago
Turkish authorities announced Saturday they will not allow the Istanbul Pride march to take place on Sunday — the third year in a row the celebration has been banned. The move prompted criticism from rights groups and fears of possible violence, as Pride organizers said they would defy the ban.

World Court opinion sought on UK-Mauritius islands dispute

9 hours 47 min ago
In a setback for the United Kingdom, the General Assembly voted to seek an opinion from the top U.N. court on Mauritius' claim that Britain illegally maintains sovereignty over the Chagos Islands, including Diego Garcia, where the United States has a major military base in the Indian Ocean.

China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees' return

9 hours 56 min ago
China's Foreign Minister called for a political solution to end Syria's six-year crisis on Friday, saying that once the country's security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country.

Khmer Rouge leaders deliver closing defense at trial

10 hours 1 min ago
As his trial for genocide ended, the former head of state of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime on Friday rejected the charges against him, saying the allegation was concocted by the country's traditional enemy, neighboring Vietnam.

Obama begins nostalgic vacation in Indonesia with his family

10 hours 7 min ago
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family arrived Friday on the resort island of Bali to begin a vacation in Indonesia, where he lived for several years as a child, officials said.