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2 people shot at Washington Walmart

Police are responding to reports of a shooting inside the Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater, Washington.  The fire department told KIRO7.com they are calling it a "mass casualty incident." The Walmart is about 62 miles from Seattle.This is a developing story. Check back with KIRO7.com for updates.
Strong earthquake near Osaka, Japan, causes scattered damage

Strong earthquake near Osaka, Japan, causes scattered damage

A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck around 8 a.m. about 10 kilometers (6 miles) underground, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The strongest shaking was in an area north of Osaka...
Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated at border

Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated at border

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement Sunday about the controversy over separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Mrs. Trump didn't refer specifically to the Trump administration's "no tolerance" policy...
Former Cambodian PM Ranariddh hurt in car crash; wife killed

Former Cambodian PM Ranariddh hurt in car crash; wife killed

A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was seriously injured Sunday in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people, officials said. Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 74, was in a convoy along with senior members of his FUNCINPEC party heading toward Sihanoukville in southwest Cambodia when a taxi traveling in the opposite direction slammed into his...
Five undocumented immigrants dead after chase with Border Patrol, officials say

Five undocumented immigrants dead after chase with Border Patrol, officials say

Five undocumented immigrants died in a chase with Border Patrol agents Sunday afternoon after the driver of the SUV they were traveling in lost control and crashed, investigators said. There were 14 people in the Suburban, 12 were undocumented immigrants who were ejected when the vehicle crashed and rolled over, according to WOAI.  Four people died at the scene, another person later died...
Dead great white shark washes ashore on California beach

Dead great white shark washes ashore on California beach

A dead great white shark washed ashore Sunday morning on a California beach.  The adult male shark was found around 7 a.m. with multiple cuts on its face but nothing that appeared life-threatening, officials told KSBW.  The carcass was removed from the beach and a necropsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Cardi B, Offset pose for risque Rolling Stone cover

Cardi B, Offset pose for risque Rolling Stone cover

In the year since “Bodak Yellow” arrived, Cardi B has escalated from projected one-hit wonder to ubiquitous charmer. Her frank talk and unapologetic attitude toward her past as a stripper have only bolstered her internet appeal; she’s landed everywhere from “Saturday Night Live” to Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show to the Grammy Awards (albeit as a collaborator...
Small earthquake detected in Mexico City after national team beats Germany 

Small earthquake detected in Mexico City after national team beats Germany 

Fans cheering the national team’s win over Germany created an “artificial quake” that tipped the Richter scale, according to reports.  Seismologists at two monitoring stations in Mexico City picked up readings when Hirving Lozano scored 35 minutes into Mexico’s 1-0 upset over defending champion Germany Sunday, according to USA Today.  Officials...
5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected "smuggling event" crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said. The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting most of the occupants, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion...

Arson suspected at bar where Zach Randolph's brother killed

Investigators have determined a fire likely was intentionally set at an Indiana bar, one day after the brother of NBA star Zach Randolph was fatally shot there. The fire happened at Hop's Blues Room in Marion early Sunday — less than 24 hours after 35-year-old Roger Randolph was found dead. Firefighters extinguished the blaze that caused an estimated $20,000 in damage. Marion Fire Department...

FBI agent removed from Russia probe is willing to testify

An FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team after sending anti-Trump text messages says he is willing to testify before Congress. A lawyer for Peter Strzok (STRUCK) told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in a letter Sunday that his client is willing to testify before his panel or any other committee that invites him. Strzok was criticized in a recent Justice...
King and queen of Spain visit 300-year-old San Antonio

King and queen of Spain visit 300-year-old San Antonio

Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia are in San Antonio to celebrate the city's tricentennial and its roots as a Spanish colonial village. The royal couple attended a welcoming ceremony Sunday hosted by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and other city officials at the Spanish Governor's Palace before touring the San Jose Mission site and then visiting an historical exhibit. An evening dinner with Texas Gov...
Truck fatally hits two children at mud bogging event, officials say

Truck fatally hits two children at mud bogging event, officials say

Two children, 15 and 10 years old, were hit and killed at a mudding event in Middle Georgia when a driver lost control of his truck due to a mechanical failure, the Georgia State Patrol said. An 11-year-old was hit and injured in the incident Saturday night at the South Creek Mud Boggin’ in Milledgeville, according to the GSP. Shortly before 7 p.m., the driver of a 1988 Chevrolet S10 was completing...
Midwestern states endure flash flooding, heat wave

Midwestern states endure flash flooding, heat wave

Lines of thunderstorms crawled across northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin on Sunday after overnight flash flooding washed out roads and highways, as a heat wave sent temperatures into the high 90s elsewhere in the Midwest. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings from east-central Minnesota across northwestern Wisconsin because of the potential for rainfall rates exceeding 2 inches...
The Latest: Melania Trump says US should govern 'with heart'

The Latest: Melania Trump says US should govern 'with heart'

The Latest on the Trump administration and its policy to separate migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 4:30 p.m. First lady Melania Trump is wading into the emotional controversy over policies enacted by her husband's administration that have increased the number of migrant children being separated from their parents. Mrs. Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham...

Pelosi criticizes Trump pick to head consumer agency

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is questioning President Donald Trump's pick to head the government's consumer watchdog agency. The California Democrat says she believes Kathy Kraninger, currently an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget, lacks the required experience to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, especially given the Trump administration's "hostility...
Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting between Stone and a man who identified himself as Henry Greenberg was described in a pair of letters sent Friday to the House Intelligence Committee and first reported by The Washington...
Chris Cornell’s daughter releases duet in tribute to late Soundgarden singer

Chris Cornell’s daughter releases duet in tribute to late Soundgarden singer

The daughter of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell released a recording of a duet with her late father as a Father’s Day tribute, Rolling Stone reported. >> Read more trending news  Toni Cornell, 13, released the duet of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” written by Prince and popularized by Sinead O’Connor in 1990, along with a note on YouTube and Instagram thanking her...
Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn't know because the child's aunt was somewhere else in...
Maryland Democratic primary has 2 black candidates leading

Maryland Democratic primary has 2 black candidates leading

With two leading candidates who have a shot at becoming Maryland's first black governor, the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary reflects the state's changing demographics and the party's efforts to harness the energy of an increasingly diverse electorate around the country. Whoever wins the June 26 Democratic contest will face a tough battle in the fall against the state's popular incumbent...
Turkey: Presidential candidate makes TV speech from prison

Turkey: Presidential candidate makes TV speech from prison

Turkey's state broadcaster aired a campaign speech by a jailed presidential candidate Sunday, a week before snap parliamentary and presidential elections. Selahattin Demirtas asked voters in the June 24 elections to prevent the "one-man regime" of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He called Turkey's current climate a "teaser" and warned that "the actual scary part of the movie...
More technical issues cause flight delays into Charlotte airport 

More technical issues cause flight delays into Charlotte airport 

For the second time in four days, technical issues impacted flights at the airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. >> Read more trending news Some flights headed to Charlotte Douglas International Airport were delayed at airports across the country Sunday. Flight Aware, a website that tracks the status of flights across the country, reported a ground stop for all flights coming into Charlotte...
Landon Donovan's support for Mexico sparks pitched battle off the pitch

Landon Donovan's support for Mexico sparks pitched battle off the pitch

Landon Donovan’s support for Mexico at the World Cup has sparked a pitched battle between the most recognizable name in American soccer and his peers, ESPN reported Sunday. >> Read more trending news  Donovan has been part of an advertising campaign for Wells Fargo to support Mexico, which opened its World Cup play in Russia with a stunning 1-0 victory against defending champion...

Libya's NOC says oil storage damaged in attack on key ports

Libya's National Oil Corporation says an armed group opposed to Libya's self-styled national army has attacked key oil port terminals "significantly" damaging at least one storage tank. Saturday's statement by the company called on the group commanded by Ibrahim Jadhran to withdraw to prevent an "environmental disaster" and further damage to infrastructure. NOC says the oil ports...
Seth MacFarlane criticizes Fox, network anchor Tucker Carlson

Seth MacFarlane criticizes Fox, network anchor Tucker Carlson

Comedian Seth MacFarlane tweeted that comments made by Fox News host Tucker Carlson made him “embarrassed” to work for the network, The Hill reported Sunday. >> Read more trending news MacFarlane’s science fiction comedy-drama series “The Orville,” is broadcast on Fox. He also created the long-running “Family Guy” animated show that is aired...

8 Kenyan police killed by roadside bomb in country's east

A Kenyan legislator says eight police officers have died in his constituency after the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a roadside bomb planted by suspected extremists. Ahmed Bashane sent condolences to the families of those who died in the attack in Tarbaj in Wajir County in northeastern Kenya. No group has claimed responsibility for the bomb but suspicion has fallen on Somalia's extremist...
Russia's World Cup headache: Keeping it safe, keeping it fun

Russia's World Cup headache: Keeping it safe, keeping it fun

When a taxi driver suddenly rammed into pedestrians near Red Square, despite intense security measures around Russian cities for the World Cup, fans and other visitors asked themselves: Are we safe? Moscow authorities insist Saturday's taxi crash was an accident, after the driver apparently fell asleep . And car accidents can happen just about anywhere. Vehicles can also be used as weapons, though...
Witnesses: Coalition strikes airport in Yemen's Hodeida

Witnesses: Coalition strikes airport in Yemen's Hodeida

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen carried out airstrikes on the airport in the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, witnesses said on Sunday, as fighting raged on for the fifth day in the port city that's a lifeline to most of Yemen's population. Sunday's airstrikes by the coalition forces were carried out in support of ground troops loyal to the internationally recognized exiled...
Protections for immigrants erode under Trump since inaugural

Protections for immigrants erode under Trump since inaugural

The Trump administration's move to separate immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border has grabbed attention around the world, drawn scorn from human-rights organizations and overtaken the immigration debate in Congress. It's also a situation that has been brewing since the week President Donald Trump took office, when he issued his first order signaling a tougher approach to...
'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall. Disney estimated Sunday that the film earned $180 million in its first weekend in North American theaters — far surpassing industry analysts' loftiest...

US-backed Syrian fighters capture key village from IS

A U.S.-backed Syrian force says it has captured an important village near the Iraqi border from the Islamic State group. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said on Sunday that its fighters captured Dashishah in the northeastern province of Hassakeh, a major crossing point between Iraq and Syria when IS ran its self-styled caliphate. The group, which has been among the most effective in fighting...
Flash flooding washes out roads, opens 60 sinkholes in upper Michigan

Flash flooding washes out roads, opens 60 sinkholes in upper Michigan

Heavy rainstorms across the upper peninsula of Michigan washed out several roads and created more than 60 sinkholes, MLive reported Sunday. >> Read more trending news Several roads were washed out in Houghton and Hancock, and the National Weather Service in Marquette declared a flash flood emergency for central and southern Houghton County. "This is a particularly dangerous situation...
Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

A top White House adviser on Sunday distanced the Trump administration from responsibility for separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, even though the administration put in place and could easily end a policy that has led to a spike in cases of split and distraught families. President Donald Trump has tried to blame Democrats, who hold no levers of power in the government...
Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work wraps up, if he believed they were treated "unfairly." Until then, consideration of clemency is unnecessary, Giuliani said, as the White House presses to bring the yearlong investigation...

UK legislator who blocked 'upskirting' law says he favors it

The British legislator who singlehandedly blocked a proposal to make taking "upskirting" photos illegal says he favors the proposed law but stopped it because of the way it was introduced in Parliament. Conservative Party lawmaker Christopher Chope ended his silence on the matter Sunday, telling the Bournemouth Daily Echo he stopped the bill because of his long opposition to bills proposed...
Pope presses for talks on Yemen amid humanitarian crisis

Pope presses for talks on Yemen amid humanitarian crisis

Pope Francis is pressing for negotiations involving the sides in the Yemen conflict so the humanitarian crisis doesn't worsen. In public remarks Sunday, Francis said he was following "with worry the dramatic fate of the people of Yemen, already so exhausted from years of conflict." He appealed to the international community so that "no effort be spared to urgently bring to the negotiating...

Israel extends detention of female Palestinian lawmaker

Israel on Sunday said it has extended the detention of a female Palestinian lawmaker held without charge over the past year for an additional four months. Khalida Jarrar had been scheduled to be released on June 30. But the army said a military court had determined that the 55-year-old woman continued to pose a security threat. Her husband denounced the decision as "political." Jarrar is...
Cyclists retrace Jewish child refugees' journey to Britain

Cyclists retrace Jewish child refugees' journey to Britain

Almost 80 years after the first "Kindertransport" evacuations of Jewish children to safety in Britain, 42 people set off Sunday on a memorial bike ride that will retrace their journey from Berlin to London. The cyclists set off from Berlin's Friedrichstrasse station, where a statue commemorates the 10,000 mostly Jewish children who made it to Britain from Nazi Germany and elsewhere in Europe...
Country singer Scotty McCreery marries longtime girlfriend

Country singer Scotty McCreery marries longtime girlfriend

Country music star Scotty McGreery married his longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal, in the North Carolina mountains on Saturday, People reported. >> Read more trending news McCreery, who was the 2011 winner of “American Idol,” wed near Grandfather Mountain, WRAL reported. Dugal is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and works as a pediatric nurse at Duke University Hospital...
Chicago soldier killed in Korea finally being laid to rest

Chicago soldier killed in Korea finally being laid to rest

Not long after her father went missing during the Korean War, Carol Elkin spotted then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in downtown Chicago and did what any kid might do when coming face to face with the nation's most famous soldier: She asked him to bring her dad home. On Tuesday, the now 76-year-old Elkin will be at Arlington National Cemetery to bury the remains of Army Maj. Stephen Uurtamo, nearly seven...
Burdened Salah to lead Egypt against Russia at World Cup

Burdened Salah to lead Egypt against Russia at World Cup

Amid price hikes and growing discontent with the government back home, fans of Egypt's national team are counting on Mohamed Salah to ease their pain both on the field and off. Salah, a 26-year-old Liverpool striker who was the player of the year in the Premier League, was forced to sit out Egypt's opening match at the World Cup — a 1-0 loss to Uruguay — because of injury. But he has been...
Portugal remembers 66 victims from deadly year for wildfires

Portugal remembers 66 victims from deadly year for wildfires

Portugal's president and prime minister have attended a Mass in a rural town to mark the anniversary of a wildfire that killed 66 people. President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Prime Minister Antonio Costa joined other government members and scores of local people Sunday at a small church in Pedrogao Grande, which is located about 200 kilometers (120 miles) northeast of Lisbon. A fire that began near...

Israel strikes launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip

The Israeli military on Sunday said it carried out four airstrikes targeting Palestinians launching burning kites and balloons into southern Israel. No one was injured in the strikes, but it marked an escalation in Israel's response to a phenomenon that has wreaked havoc on fields and nature reserves in southern Israel in recent weeks. Burning kites set fields ablaze in more than a dozen locations...
Celebrate Father's Day with these 10 so-bad-they're-good dad jokes

Celebrate Father's Day with these 10 so-bad-they're-good dad jokes

Happy Father's Day! Twitter users around the world are using the hashtags #DadJokes and #FunnyThingsDadsSay to celebrate their dads with baffling wisecracks and head-scratching words of wisdom. >> Read more trending news  Check out 10 of the best-worst jokes below: 3. "It's not a dad bod. It's a father figure." – @chrismakespuns 4. "Was going to go to the...
What is the Art All Night festival in Trenton?

What is the Art All Night festival in Trenton?

The Art All Night festival in Trenton, New Jersey, where one suspect was killed and 20 people were injured early Sunday, has been a gathering place for artists for 12 years. >> Read more trending news  The festival, which began at 3 p.m. Saturday and was originally scheduled to end Sunday at 3 p.m., can attract up to 30,000 people annually, The Trentonian reported. The shooting occurred...

6 suicide bombers kill 20 in northeastern Nigeria

Nigerian police and military officials say that six suicide bombers killed at least 20 people in northeastern Nigeria. Borno State Police Commissioner Damian Chukwu said Sunday that people celebrating the end of Ramadan were hit by the explosions in Abachari town in the Damboa area. He said that in addition to the fatalities, 48 people were injured. Major General Rogers Nicholas said army that troops...
DC's public schools go from success story to cautionary tale

DC's public schools go from success story to cautionary tale

As recently as a year ago, the public school system in the nation's capital was being hailed as a shining example of successful urban education reform and a template for districts across the country. Now the situation in the District of Columbia could not be more different. After a series of rapid-fire scandals, including one about rigged graduation rates, Washington's school system has gone from...
23-foot python swallows woman whole, reports say

23-foot python swallows woman whole, reports say

A 54-year-old Indonesian woman is dead after villagers say a 23-foot python swallowed her whole. According to The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse, Wa Tiba of Muna Island disappeared Thursday after leaving her village, Persiapan Lawela, to tend to her garden. The next day, searchers discovered a "snake with a bloated belly" and some of Tiba's things near the garden, said the...

Woman hurts 2 in south France with box cutter, is detained

A woman crying "Allahu akbar" — "God is great" in Arabic — injured two people with a box cutter Sunday at a supermarket in southern France before she was detained. A customer in the store in the maritime town of La Seyne-sur-Mer was injured in the chest and hospitalized. A woman working the cash register was hurt less seriously, French radio station Europe 1 quoted...

Demonstrators protest arrest of Armenian parliament member

Hundreds of supporters of an Armenian lawmaker who was arrested on suspicion of illegally storing firearms and explosives are protesting outside the country's national security service in the capital of Yerevan. Clashes broke out between the demonstrators and riot police on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of detentions. Parliament member Manvel Grigorian was detained Saturday in the city...
Gunfire erupts at New Jersey arts festival; 22 wounded

Gunfire erupts at New Jersey arts festival; 22 wounded

Gunmen opened fire at an all-night arts and music festival early Sunday morning, sending people running over each other in the scramble to safety, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two suspects, were injured. Of 17 people treated for gunshot wounds, four of them, including a 13-year-old boy, were critically injured but three had been upgraded to stable by evening, leaving...
The Latest: Event on verge of being shut down before gunfire

The Latest: Event on verge of being shut down before gunfire

The Latest on the shooting at a New Jersey arts festival (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say a number of fistfights broke out at an all-night New Jersey arts festival and the event was on the verge of being shut down when gunfire erupted, killing a suspect and injuring 22 other people, some critically. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri says it appears that several Trenton-area gangs had...
New Jersey arts festival shooting: Suspect dead, 22 hurt, police say

New Jersey arts festival shooting: Suspect dead, 22 hurt, police say

One suspect is dead and 22 people were hurt early Sunday after gunfire rang out at an arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey, authorities said. According to The Associated Press, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said two suspects began firing their weapons at the Art All Night festival about 3 a.m. EDT Sunday. Authorities said four of the victims were injured critically, and 16 of the victims...
Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

A suicide bomber struck in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire. The Taliban later rejected an extension of the cease-fire. Najibullah Kamawal, director of the provincial health department, said another 60 people were wounded in the...
The Latest: Afghan Taliban reject cease-fire extension

The Latest: Afghan Taliban reject cease-fire extension

The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Afghanistan's Taliban has later rejected an extension to a three-day cease-fire coinciding with the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a nine-day extension of the cease-fire after a suicide bombing killed 36 people on Saturday, in hopes that the Taliban would respond in kind. But on Sunday the Taliban announced...
UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a significant funding increase for the country's beleaguered National Health Service. The prime minister said the NHS will receive an additional 384 million pounds ($510 million) per week once Britain leaves the European Union next March. She linked the increased funding to Brexit in a column published in the Mail on Sunday. May says "As we leave...
Chris Hardwick's AMC talk show on hiatus following sexual, emotional abuse allegations

Chris Hardwick's AMC talk show on hiatus following sexual, emotional abuse allegations

AMC announced it won't air Chris Hardwick's talk show after an ex-girlfriend wrote a blog post that appeared to accuse the TV host – without naming him – of emotional and sexual abuse. In a statement Saturday, the network added that the "Talking With Chris Hardwick" host will not moderate panels for AMC and BBC America at San Diego Comic-Con. "We have had a positive...
Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the U.K. is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy. Charlotte Caldwell said Sunday she also wants assurances from the government that her 12-year-old son Billy will be able to keep receiving cannabis oil once a 20-day emergency supply approved by the government runs out....
Thousands hold gay pride march in Ukrainian capital of Kiev

Thousands hold gay pride march in Ukrainian capital of Kiev

Several thousand gay pride supporters have held a march in Ukraine's capital that lasted about 20 minutes despite opponents' attempts to block them. About 5,000 were on hand for the march, whose size was estimated at 2,000 by Ukraine's Interior Ministry and up to 6,000 by organizers. The Interfax news agency said opponents tried to block the march seven times, but were moved aside by police. Kiev...
Immigrants fleeing gangs prefer taking chance for US asylum

Immigrants fleeing gangs prefer taking chance for US asylum

The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio's life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all their belongings and paying a smuggler $8,000. Aparicio is undeterred by a new directive from Attorney General Jeff Sessions declaring that gang and domestic violence will generally cease to be grounds for asylum...
Migration fight shakes German govt as Merkel, ally face off

Migration fight shakes German govt as Merkel, ally face off

Germany's interior minister insisted that his party has no intention of bringing down Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government, amid uncertainty Sunday over chances of a solution to a bitter standoff over migration. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is calling for Germany to turn back at its border migrants who have registered as asylum-seekers in other European countries. Merkel opposes unilateral...
Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

The suspect in a taxi crash near Red Square that injured two Mexican soccer fans and six other pedestrians as Russia hosts the World Cup told interrogators he fell asleep at the wheel, Moscow city police said Sunday. The police released a video of an interrogation session with a man the Moscow force identified as the taxi driver. In the recording, he says he briefly dozed off and accidentally hit...
Police ID man in fatal Springfield bar shooting

Police ID man in fatal Springfield bar shooting

Jahream Beard, 35, died at the scene of the shooting outside of the Wagon Wheel in Springfield Sunday morning, according to Springfield police. The two male victims injured in the shooting at Wagon Wheel were taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center with apparent non-life threatening injuries, according to Springfield police. One man in his 30’s died at the scene, according to officials...
Border lake backdrops sealing of Greece, Macedonia name deal

Border lake backdrops sealing of Greece, Macedonia name deal

The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia endorsed an agreement to resolve a long fight over the Macedonia name Sunday during a signing ceremony filled with history and symbolism. The Greek village of Psarades, located on the shores of Great Prespa Lake, was picked for the occasion since the borders of Greece and Macedonia meet in the water. The two countries' prime ministers, Greece's Alexis...
Parents charged with child abuse after 10-month-old baby girl dies

Parents charged with child abuse after 10-month-old baby girl dies

Two parents in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, are being charged after their 10-month-old daughter died, investigators say. Timothy Tatum and Ashley Lee will be in court Monday facing charges of felony child abuse with serious bodily injury based on preliminary autopsy results, investigators said. >> Read more trending news  Police said the child died May 24. Authorities said Tatum...
'At Last': School receptionist celebrates summer break with viral intercom serenade

'At Last': School receptionist celebrates summer break with viral intercom serenade

A school receptionist's stunning ode to summer is going viral. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  According to USA Today, Regina Ballard, who works at North Lincoln High in Lincolnton, North Carolina, took to the school intercom Wednesday to welcome summer break with a joyful rendition of Etta James' "At Last." The performance, which was captured...
The Latest: Migrant ship passengers represent 31 countries

The Latest: Migrant ship passengers represent 31 countries

The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The United Nations refugee agency is warning against a repeat of the standoff that left a private rescue ship carrying 629 migrants at sea for a week. A convoy consisting of the aid ship Aquarius and two Italian military ships disembarked the passengers in Valencia, Spain on Sunday, a week after Italy and Malta had refused...
Kidnapping phone scam targeting parents could cost victims thousands, police warn

Kidnapping phone scam targeting parents could cost victims thousands, police warn

Police are warning of a kidnapping scam targeting parents in Washington state. On Friday, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department shared information about a kidnapping scam where suspects attempt to steal thousands of dollars by terrifying parents with false information.  Police said the scam victimized a Spanaway family Wednesday.  Employees at an Albertsons grocery store...
Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe

Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe

An aid group's ship and two Italian military vessels docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in a European political fight. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of the boats in the convoy bearing 630 migrants to touch land, pulling in just before 7 a.m. The 274 recued...
Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover. The executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford envisions the future of the carmaker's foray into self-driving vehicles. Ford Motor Co. is embarking on a 4-year renovation...
20 firefighters injured battling blaze at fire marshal’s house on Staten Island

20 firefighters injured battling blaze at fire marshal’s house on Staten Island

Twenty firefighters were injured Saturday battling a blaze that engulfed four houses including a fire marshal’s on Staten Island.  The fire marshal and his family were not at home when the fire started around 7 p.m., according to WLNY. No residents were injured, officials said.  “Fortunately, his family and his baby were down at the Jersey Shore for the weekend, but he (has)...
AP Explains: How Colombia's presidential vote affects peace

AP Explains: How Colombia's presidential vote affects peace

Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a peace deal in 2016 that ended five decades of conflict. The accord was praised around the world, but its implementation has been slow and ridden with obstacles. The two candidates in Sunday's presidential runoff have starkly different ideas on how to carry out the peace pact. WHAT CHALLENGES DOES THE PEACE DEAL FACE? Almost...
Conservative wins Colombia's presidency in divisive election

Conservative wins Colombia's presidency in divisive election

Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, was elected Colombia's next leader Sunday after promising to roll back a fragile peace accord that has divided the South American nation. Duque captured almost 54 percent of the vote, putting him 12 points ahead of former leftist guerrilla Gustavo Petro in a tense runoff election that had appeared to be tightening in recent...
‘The Jerry Springer Show’ ends production after 27 years

‘The Jerry Springer Show’ ends production after 27 years

The Jerry Springer Show, which ushered in an era of “trash TV” talk shows, is ending production after 27 years, according to reports.  Jerry Springer, a former Cincinnati mayor, started the show in 1991 as a thoughtful topic and issues show. The next year, production moved to Chicago and by 1994, the furniture throwing and fistfighting format was introduced, according to WLWT...
Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Blues Brothers guitarist, dead at 88

Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Blues Brothers guitarist, dead at 88

Matt “Guitar” Murphy, a member of the Blue Brothers Band, who also played with Howlin’ Wolf, Memphis Slim and Muddy Waters ,has died. He was 88. His son confirmed the death Friday in a Facebook post. “I'm feeling very alone right now, like I'm the only person standing on the planet,” Floyd Murphy Jr. wrote. But I like to thank everyone across the globe for supporting...
Florida team lands 800-pound marlin, wins $450,000 payday at fishing tournament

Florida team lands 800-pound marlin, wins $450,000 payday at fishing tournament

A Florida fishing team landed a nearly 800-pound marlin and a $450,000 payout after winning a three-day fishing tournament. It took about 47 minutes for members of the Reel Addiction fishing team to land the 796-pound game fish during the 22nd annual Gulf Coast Billfish Classic, according to the Pensacola News Journal. "It wasn't a big explosion; the bait was under the water so we never...

Trump to nominate OMB official to lead consumer watchdog

President Donald Trump intends to nominate an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget to lead the government's consumer watchdog agency, the White House announced Saturday. In a statement announcing the decision, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Kathy Kraninger "will bring a fresh perspective and much-needed management experience" to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...
Jay-Z, Beyonce release joint album ‘Everything is Love’

Jay-Z, Beyonce release joint album ‘Everything is Love’

Nearly a week after Beyonce and Jay-Z began their “On the Run II” tour, the artists released a joint album, sending the internet into a frenzy.  Titled “Everything Is Love,” the nine-track recording made its debut on Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal Saturday evening. The couple released a music video for one of the songs, too.  Beyonce also took to...
AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

Chris Hardwick's cable talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels, AMC Networks said Saturday. The company said it had a positive working relationship with the host and producer but takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations by his former girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra. In an online post, she lodged claims of sexual assault and...
Ex-rebel looks to defy odds in Colombia presidential race

Ex-rebel looks to defy odds in Colombia presidential race

Gustavo Petro began his long ascent to the cusp of Colombia's presidency in this self-built barrio named after South American independence hero Simon Bolivar. In 1983, equipped with little more than a shovel and a surplus of revolutionary ideals, the then-clandestine militant led some 400 squatter families in a months-long battle with local authorities to secure a plot of land to build their ramshackle...
Georgia county fears thousands of hippies might come to Bull Mountain

Georgia county fears thousands of hippies might come to Bull Mountain

A counter-culture, hippie organization has chosen the Bull Mountain area of the Chattahoochee National Forest for its annual gathering, authorities confirmed. The Lumpkin County Government released a statement that said “the gathering may be as large as 20,000 people, which will also cause local impacts” across the North Georgia mountains. The loosely organized group is called the Rainbow...
Power outages reported across the area

Power outages reported across the area

DP&L: 1,414 outages Logan: 1,090 Montgomery: 306 Greene: 7 Preble: 4 Warren: 3 Clinton: 2 Clark: 1 Duke Energy: 33 outages Butler: 19 Warren: 289 DP&L: 917 outages Montgomery: 896 Preble: 6 Warren: 3 Logan: 5 Greene: 4 Clark: 1 Clinton: 1 Duke Energy: 33 outages Butler: 18 Warren: 184 Power outages have been reported across the area as severe thunderstorms move through. The following outage numbers...
Remains found on Florida property are those of man missing since 2015, deputies say

Remains found on Florida property are those of man missing since 2015, deputies say

Human remains discovered on a Clermont property in March are those of a man who had been missing since 2015, authorities announced Friday.  Officials went to check on Michael Shaver at his home on Feb. 16 after a friend asked deputies to do a well-being check. His wife, Laurie Shaver, said she hadn't heard from him since 2015 and allowed investigators to search the home. Lake County sheriff's...

Congressman: Youth shelter reflects flawed immigration plan

A Republican congressman from Texas who toured a tent-like shelter for hundreds of minors who entered the country illegally said Saturday the facility is a byproduct of a flawed immigration strategy. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd said the shelter near the Tornillo port of entry in far West Texas will house about 360 boys who are 16 and 17. The teens began arriving Friday, the same day Hurd toured the shelter...
Former NBA player J.J. Hickson charged with armed robbery in home invasion

Former NBA player J.J. Hickson charged with armed robbery in home invasion

Former NBA player James Edward “JJ” Hickson Jr., 29, was arrested Friday night in connection with an armed robbery in Senoia, Georgia, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  >> Read more trending news  Hickson was charged with armed robbery with a knife and is currently in the Coweta County Jail, according to jail records. He is being held without bond. Hickson...
'Jeopardy!' winner could get prison for sneaking into emails

'Jeopardy!' winner could get prison for sneaking into emails

A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students. Stephanie Jass, who taught at Adrian College in southern Michigan, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lenawee Circuit Court to a charge of unauthorized computer access. Her sentencing is scheduled for...
Birthday news: Salah fit for Egypt's next World Cup match

Birthday news: Salah fit for Egypt's next World Cup match

Mohamed Salah celebrated his 26th birthday with a Chechen cake and the news that he will play in Egypt's next World Cup match. A statement from the Egyptian soccer association gave no details about his fitness except that the Liverpool striker participated fully in training Saturday in Grozny, the team's base in Russia's Chechnya region. Salah injured his left shoulder in the Champions League final...
Love in the air: German couple exchanges vows in tightrope wedding

Love in the air: German couple exchanges vows in tightrope wedding

A couple in eastern Germany tied the knot high above the ground -- in a swing, dangling from a motorcycle on a tightrope. >> Read more trending news  The couple, Nicole Backhaus and Jens Knorr, exchanged vows 46 feet above ground on Saturday in the town of Strassfurt. The tightrope was stretched between the town wall and a tower, and the motorbike was ridden by Falko Traber, a member of...

Trump congratulates Hungarian leader who shares border views

President Donald Trump is congratulating Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary on his recent re-election. The White House says Trump spoke Saturday with the Hungarian leader known for his hardline views on immigration and criticism of investor and political activist George Soros. The White House says that, during their conversation, Trump and Orban discussed the need for strong national borders and...
17 killed in stampede after brawl at crowded Caracas club

17 killed in stampede after brawl at crowded Caracas club

Seventeen people were killed at a crowded nightclub in Venezuela's capital Saturday after a tear gas device exploded during a brawl and triggered a desperate stampede among hundreds gathered for a graduation celebration, government officials said. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the incident at the "Los Cotorros" club in the middle-class neighborhood of El Paraiso left eight minors...
From Missoni to Dolce&Gabbana, Milan men bask in street wear

From Missoni to Dolce&Gabbana, Milan men bask in street wear

Milan designers continue to cast their eyes toward Millennials with a focus on street wear — but without giving up tailored luxury and technical innovations. Menswear collections for next spring and summer were being shown Saturday during the second day of Milan Fashion Week. The focus is increasingly on elements that can play up into office looks or down into casual street wear, using the same...
The Latest: Greek lawmakers reject no-confidence vote

The Latest: Greek lawmakers reject no-confidence vote

The Latest on a no-confidence vote in the Greek parliament (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Greek lawmakers have rejected a no-confidence motion in the government brought by the main opposition party over a deal to change the name of Macedonia and end a decades-old dispute with Greece's northern neighbor. Lawmakers voted 153-127 in the 300-member parliament Saturday against the motion to oust the left-led...
Illustrated love letter by Little Prince author is auctioned

Illustrated love letter by Little Prince author is auctioned

An illustration by Antoine de Saint-Exupery showing a likeness of his renowned little prince atop a globe, adorning an anguished love letter, has sold at auction for 240,500 euros ($289,460). Auction house Artcurial said the offering topped the sale Saturday of 49 autographed works by Saint-Exupery. The watercolor, done around 1942, shows the likeness of the beloved character the author created for...
World Cup 101: How did soccer spread all over the world?

World Cup 101: How did soccer spread all over the world?

Soccer, also known as football, is played in nearly every country and is often called the world’s favorite game. The game’s official history spans over 100 years, but people have enjoyed the sport of kicking around a ball for thousands of years, according to FIFA. >> Read more trending news  While the first World Cup tournament happened in Uruguay in 1930, early scientific...
France's presidential palace to host electronic music show

France's presidential palace to host electronic music show

The French presidency is going to host an unprecedented electronic music show in the elegant courtyard of the Elysee palace on the country's Music Day on Thursday. The presidency said Saturday that the "free and festive event" will take place with five French DJs in front of the 18th-century building as part of a popular evening of street concerts. Among performers are music artist Kavinsky...
Violence kills 8 in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace talks

Violence kills 8 in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace talks

Armed assailants set fire to a house and gunfire erupted at a street barricade in Nicaragua's capital on Saturday, leaving at least eight people dead and casting a pall over talks aimed at ending weeks of unrest. The violence raised tensions as representatives from civil society groups and President Daniel Ortega's government met for the second day of negotiations aimed at resolving the country's...

Brother of NBA's Zach Randolph killed outside of Indiana bar

Authorities say Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph's brother was shot and killed early Saturday outside of a bar in the Indiana city where the two grew up. Police said that an officer heard gunfire at around 5 a.m. and found Roger Randolph bleeding between two cars outside of Hop's Blues Room in Marion, which is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis. They said investigators...
Teen turns himself in after shooting friend in face at swimming pool parking lot

Teen turns himself in after shooting friend in face at swimming pool parking lot

An 18-year-old turned himself in to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, after he shot his 16-year-old best friend in his left eye, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.  >> Read more trending news  Joshua Chestney accidentally shot his friend in the left eye while sitting in a SUV playing with his father’s pistol on Tuesday, Dallas police Chief Joe Duvall...
Florida tower implosion: ‘It took 12 seconds to come down, 10 years to build’

Florida tower implosion: ‘It took 12 seconds to come down, 10 years to build’

Twin cooling towers in North Jacksonville, Florida, were imploded on Saturday morning, changing the landscape of the city as a result, Action News Jax reports. Together, the towers are the second-largest structures of their kind to be imploded in the United States.  “It took 12 seconds to come down, took 10 years to build them,” Bob, a former employee, told Action News Jax. ...
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