Death of twins puts spotlight on hot car dangers

A father is facing charges following the deaths of his 1-year-old twins. The number of similar tragedies is staggering. Mola Lenghi explains.

  • China could ‘render US military bases useless’ within hours of conflict in Asia, report says
    The Independent

    China could ‘render US military bases useless’ within hours of conflict in Asia, report says

    China's military could use missiles to overwhelm American military bases in Asia within hours, a think tank has warned. The US defence strategy in the Indo-Pacific is “in the throes of an unprecedented crisis”, according to a report from the United States Studies Center, at the University of Sydney in Australia. The report said China has deployed a “formidable array of precision missiles and other counter-intervention systems to undercut America's military primacy” in the region.

  • Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He’s a Trump supporter
    Sacramento Bee

    Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He’s a Trump supporter

    For years, President Trump has claimed that millions of noncitizens voted in the 2016 presidential election, unfairly skewing his vote as Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College. On Monday in federal court in Sacramento, a man accused of coming to the United States from Mexico and voting illegally in elections for the past 20 years went on trial on charges of aggravated identity theft, voting by an alien and making a false statement on a passport application. Gustavo Araujo Lerma is an avowed Trump supporter, and evidence expected to be introduced in his trial includes letters of thanks from Trump, former Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and current RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel.

  • School workers who used Sharpie to color in black teen’s hair in Texas are being sued
    Miami Herald

    School workers who used Sharpie to color in black teen’s hair in Texas are being sued

    A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed on Sunday against a Texas school district and three officials after they took disciplinary action for a student's haircut, court documents say. In April, school officials at Pearland Independent School District used marker to color in the design shaved into a 13-year-old boy's haircut because they say it did not adhere to the district's dress code, KHOU reported. Extreme hair styles such as carvings, mohawks, spikes, etc. are not allowed,” according to the news outlet.

  • Records: Epstein signed will 2 days before jailhouse suicide
    Associated Press

    Records: Epstein signed will 2 days before jailhouse suicide

    Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier's fortune. Court papers filed last week in the U.S. Virgin Islands list no details of beneficiaries but valued the estate at more than $577 million, including more than $56 million in cash. The existence of the will, first reported by the New York Post, raised new questions about Epstein's final days inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he was awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.

  • View Photos of the 2021 BMW 4-Series Coupe
    Car and Driver

    View Photos of the 2021 BMW 4-Series Coupe

    The new 4-series coupe will have unique styling compared to its four-door 3-series stablemate. From Car and Driver

  • CNN Pundit’s Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering Her Speech
    National Review

    CNN Pundit’s Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering Her Speech

    CNN pundit April Ryan's security guard has been charged with assault after he forcibly removed a local New Jersey reporter from an event at which Ryan was delivering a speech. Charlie Kravotil, editor of New Brunswick Today, claims that Ryan's bodyguard, 30-year-old Joel Morris, approached him during Ryan's speech at The Heldrich Hotel on August 3 and stole his camera after he refused to stop filming. A video of the incident shows Kravotil, who secured press credentials for the event, following Morris into the lobby of the hotel to retrieve his camera.

  • U.S. will act if tanker carrying Iranian oil delivers oil: Pompeo
    Reuters

    U.S. will act if tanker carrying Iranian oil delivers oil: Pompeo

    The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of U.S. sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday. "We have made clear that anyone who touches it, anyone who supports it, anyone who allows a ship to dock is at risk of receiving sanctions from the United States," Pompeo told reporters. "If that ship again heads to Syria we will take every action we can consistent with those sanctions to prevent that."

  • 'Ticking time bomb': Violence surges amid guard shortage, lockdown at Mississippi prison
    USA TODAY

    'Ticking time bomb': Violence surges amid guard shortage, lockdown at Mississippi prison

    Jeffery Wilemon clutched his gut, throbbing in pain as he lay on his bed inside the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in April. Hours earlier, inmates had slugged the 54-year-old and declared he needed to “follow the rules” their gang had set for prison life, he later wrote in a handwritten pleading filed in Itawamba County Circuit Court. In an interview with the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, Wilemon, who was serving time for possessing a firearm as a felon and possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility, said he knew the gang was vicious, and that it controlled many aspects of prison life.

  • Teens swept up in night raids in Kashmir clampdown
    AFP

    Teens swept up in night raids in Kashmir clampdown

    Ali Mohammad Rah sat on the pavement outside a police station in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Tuesday, waiting to see his teenage sons, who were swept up in government raids overnight. "Soldiers violently banged windows of our home while we were sleeping," Rah told AFP, saying his sons -- aged 14 and 16 -- were taken away before dawn in the Srinagar neighbourhood of Mehjoor Nagar. Government sources say at least 4,000 people have been detained in Kashmir since India revoked the restive Himalayan region's autonomy on August 5 and imposed a massive security lockdown on the restive region.

  • Ousted Sudan dictator Omar al-Bashir 'got $90 million from Saudi royals'
    The Telegraph

    Ousted Sudan dictator Omar al-Bashir 'got $90 million from Saudi royals'

    Omar al-Bashir, the ousted dictator of Sudan, was given $90 million (£74 million) from senior Saudi royals before he was overthrown, investigators said at the start of his corruption trial. Just four months after he was forced from the power, the 75-year-old former strongman sat in a metal cage as prosecutors of the state he once ruled levelled accusations against him. The scene in the Khartoum courtroom illustrated how quickly Bashir had fallen, going from Sudan's all-powerful leader of 30 years to a defendant in a simple white robe and turban.

  • Rep. Steve King wants media to apologize for reporting what he said about rape and incest
    Business Insider

    Rep. Steve King wants media to apologize for reporting what he said about rape and incest

    Republican Rep. Steve King said the media and Republican leaders owe him an apology for their remarks after he suggested that there would be "no population" without rape and incest. King was arguing in favor of an abortion ban with no exceptions for pregnancies that resulted from rape or incest when he made the comment at an Iowa event last week. King took aim at the Des Moines Register and the Associated Press, saying the stories were based on a misquote.

  • I am Mexican American with no hyphen and no apologies – and am haunted by a history of hate.
    Sacramento Bee

    I am Mexican American with no hyphen and no apologies – and am haunted by a history of hate.

    But more than anything, I've been angry because the cultural hatred that made El Paso possible, and our obsession with using Mexico and Mexicans as convenient scapegoats for our societal ills, have been specters in my life. They existed long before I was born in California to Mexican parents in 1962. As recently as a decade ago, I hoped we would move beyond our long-held hostility toward Mexico and Mexicans.

  • The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning

    The Latest on the resignation of the Philadelphia Police commissioner (all times local): 6:40 p.m. A Philadelphia official says the resignation of Police Commissioner Richard Ross is related to allegations made by a corporal and a patrol officer against several department employees. Deana Gamble is a spokeswoman for Mayor Jim Kenney.

  • Joe Biden gets defensive about crowd size in Iowa
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    Joe Biden gets defensive about crowd size in Iowa

    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden rejects comparisons to rivals' campaign events, claims he is drawing crowds 'bigger than anybody' in Iowa.

  • Chevy Baits Ford Mustang Owners with Special Camaro Discount
    Car and Driver

    Chevy Baits Ford Mustang Owners with Special Camaro Discount

    Current Ford Mustang owners can get $2500 off a new 2019 Chevrolet Camaro this month, assuming they would make such a switch. The Mustang continues to lead the Camaro in total sales through June. On one side, there are those who call the Camaro's current face fugly and believe the Mustang is just a superior car.

  • Germany takes back four Islamic State children from Syria
    Reuters

    Germany takes back four Islamic State children from Syria

    Germany has for the first time allowed children whose parents were suspected members of Islamic State to return to Germany from northern Syria and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said it will push for more such children to come to the country. Like other western countries, Germany faces a tricky decision on how to deal with citizens who went to the Middle East to join groups like Islamic State, which was driven out of its last territorial enclave in March by U.S.-backed forces. Three of the four repatriated German children are orphans, according to German media, but no further details were available.

  • Man pees in sink behind Starbucks counter and douses merchandise, Penn. cops say
    Miami Herald

    Man pees in sink behind Starbucks counter and douses merchandise, Penn. cops say

    Pennsylvania police are looking for a man suspected of peeing in a Starbucks sink and onto merchandise in the store. Police asked anyone with information on the man's identity to contact the Manheim Township Police Department. Target isn't the only superstore to be hit with a bodily function crime this summer: A woman was caught peeing on potatoes in a West Virginia Walmart earlier this year, and soon after that a teen in Texas was seen peeing on a shelf of wine, McClatchy news group reported.

  • The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space
    USA TODAY

    The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

    Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports. The smoke resulting from some of these wildfires was also captured in satellite images released by NASA last week. "The smoke did not come from fires from the state of São Paulo, but from very dense and wide fires that have been going on for several days in Rondônia and Bolivia.

  • Russia and China blast US missile test
    AFP

    Russia and China blast US missile test

    Russia and China warned Tuesday that a new US missile test had heightened military tensions and risked sparking an arms race, weeks after Washington ripped up a Cold War-era weapons pact with Moscow. The US and Russia ditched the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty this month after accusing each other of violating the accord. Washington said the agreement also tied its hands in dealing with other powers such as China.

  • I've treated suicidal prisoners — Jeffrey Epstein's death is a medical, security disgrace
    USA TODAY Opinion

    I've treated suicidal prisoners — Jeffrey Epstein's death is a medical, security disgrace

    As a physician who has worked with prisoners as well as suicidal patients, I was shocked by the strange circumstances surrounding sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein's death by apparent hanging in his cell. Earlier in my career, I worked on both a psychiatric ward and a prison ward. For someone who, like Epstein, had apparently made a suicide attempt less than three weeks before, it is almost inconceivable to me that he could possibly be without diligent, frequent observation and without surveillance cameras constantly monitoring him.

  • Trump just said Jewish Americans voting for Democrats show 'great disloyalty'
    Business Insider

    Trump just said Jewish Americans voting for Democrats show 'great disloyalty'

    President Donald Trump said that Jewish Americans voting for Democrats suggests they are "disloyal" to the United States in Tuesday comments to reporters in the Oval Office. Trump was criticizing two congresswomen, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, who were banned by the Israeli government from entering the country. Both congresswomen have sharply criticized what they perceive to be the Israeli government's human abuses against Palestinians.

  • Mother of missing Indiana teen found in Arkansas accuses stalker of kidnapping, dyeing her hair
    WLS – Chicago

    Mother of missing Indiana teen found in Arkansas accuses stalker of kidnapping, dyeing her hair

    Madison Eddlemon was found safe in Arkansas Sunday after she was reported missing from Crown Point, Indiana. Police confirmed the 16-year-old's accused stalker is in custody.

  • 4 last wolves in Washington pack killed by state hunters
    Associated Press

    4 last wolves in Washington pack killed by state hunters

    The last four members of a wolf pack that preyed on cattle in a rural Washington state area bordering Canada have been killed by state hunters, prompting protests from environmental groups. The four wolves were part of a pack that originally had seven members and attacked cows, killing or wounding them 29 times since 2018 and nine times over the last month, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a statement last Friday. Agency director Kelly Susewind authorized the killings of the remaining pack members on July 31.

  • Sacramento Bee

    California union’s proposal for higher pay in Bay Area rejected by Newsom administration

    Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration has rejected a proposal from SEIU Local 1000 to boost state workers' pay in expensive cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to the union. Local 1000, the largest union in Calfiornia state government, urged members last week to send their stories of living in high-cost areas to a union email and to post them on social media, suggesting the union will keep pressing for geographic pay incentives. The union and the California Department of Human Resources each declined to comment on contract negotiations.

  • Woman Taking Over a Subway for Her Glamorous Selfie Photoshoot Is the Latest Example of Knowing One's Worth
    Time

    Woman Taking Over a Subway for Her Glamorous Selfie Photoshoot Is the Latest Example of Knowing One's Worth

    What lengths would you go to capture the perfect selfie? For Twitter user @jessiica_george, it meant commandeering her busy subway train, setting up the self-timer on her cellphone and then balancing said phone on a subway seat to get the perfect shot. The video has received over 8 million views since it was posted on Saturday and Jessica herself has weighed in on the moment via Twitter, where she thanked Ben for “making my day.” She also posted the content that everyone was dying to see: the glamorous selfies that she took during her subway self-timer selfie session.