Twenty-two Democratic presidential candidates descended on South Carolina this weekend along with the brightest of political spotlights trained on the party in the South's first primary state. Here are some takeaways as the primary contest shifts to the first debates this week: BIDEN STRONG (FOR NOW), DESPITE CLEANUP TOUR Former Vice President Joe Biden has had a run of bad headlines that can befall a front-runner with a long record and bent toward free-wheeling ineloquence. His latest flaps involved abortion and race, touchstones in Democratic politics.
Eventually, they managed to unlock the door to allow wildlife experts to tranquillise the animal to get it out and return it to the wild. The homeowners, in Butler Creek in the US state of Montana, were alarmed to find the animal had barricaded itself in during the night. The Missoula County sheriff's office posted on social media: “Wow!!!
A court hearing is set for Monday for the man accused of killing a rookie Sacramento police officer in a fierce shootout captured in chilling footage from the bodycam of a fellow officer. Tara O'Sullivan, 26, was among five officers sent to a domestic-violence call Wednesday when a gunman opened fire from behind a door. Brief footage from the bodycam of her training officer, Daniel Chipp, was released over the weekend.
In a sea of restomods, this pony keeps things original throughout. It's always refreshing to see people go to great lengths to bring an old classic back to its original form. That's what this 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback S-Code is all about.
Yemen's Houthi movement launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday that killed one person and wounded 21 others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group in Yemen said. Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV earlier said that the Iran-aligned movement had targeted Abha and Jizan airports in the south of the kingdom with drones attacks. "A terrorist attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeted Abha airport, killing a Syrian resident and wounding 21 civilians," the coalition said in a statement carried on Saudi state television.
The White House was put under lockdown on Monday morning, according to reporters who cover the administration. Journalists posted messages on social media announcing the lockdown as they were assembled in the White House press briefing room, where they have not had a briefing in nearly 100 days. “We are literally locked in here,” wrote Megan Pratz, a reporter for Cheddar.
A new image captured by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover shows something that, at the moment, remains unexplained: a bright flash popping up, seemingly out of nowhere, and with no indication of what may have caused it. The image, which was snapped on June 16th, has quickly taken the internet by storm, but NASA scientists aren't particularly concerned with what it might mean. Mars has meteors to thank for its wispy clouds Mars has a brand new crater, and it sure is pretty NASA's Mars orbiter spotted the 'Star Trek' logo on Mars and fans are freaking out The flash is only present in one of many consecutive images Curiosity captured that day.
Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he would hold the Netherlands and the European Union "responsible" for the fate of 42 migrants that Rome has blocked from disembarking at Italian ports for over a week. The Dutch-flagged rescue boat Sea-Watch 3 has been stuck in the Mediterranean since rescuing 53 migrants drifting in an inflatable raft off the coast of Libya on June 12. While 11 of those on board the Sea-Watch have been allowed to disembark -- including two pregnant women -- the vessel has been denied permission to dock in Italy.
Some 2,000 North Carolina lottery players will be a few thousand dollars richer after guessing an unlikely number combination: "0-0-0-0." In the largest amount ever won in a single drawing in the game – $7.8 million – 2,014 winning tickets were sold in Saturday's Carolina Pick 4 in the North Carolina Educational Lottery. Those who purchased one of the 1,002 winning $1 tickets can claim the $5,000 prize; those who purchased one of the 1,012 winning 50 cent tickets can claim the $2,500 prize.
Sheriff's deputies broke up a large gathering of street racers who had taken over a parking lot in Corona, authorities said.
President Trump declared that he is not “prepared to lose” reelection in 2020, saying he does not believe the official results of the popular vote count from his first election. “It would be much better if I said, 'Yeah.' It would be much easier for me to say, 'Oh yes,'” Trump offered, but said, “No, I'm probably not too prepared to lose. “You didn't like the fact that you lost the popular vote?” asked “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd.
The Latest on a deadly collision between a pickup truck and motorcycles in rural New Hampshire (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Records show the driver of a truck in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire was arrested on a drunken driving charge in 2013. Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles records show that Volodymyr Zhukovskyy had his license suspended shortly after that arrest in Westfield, Massachusetts, because he was deemed an "immediate threat."
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he underestimated the challenges of governing the country before his shock election victory last year. I underestimated because we were on the outside and we didn't get any information on what was happening on the inside,” Mahathir said in an interview with Bloomberg Television's Haslinda Amin in Bangkok at the 5th Bloomberg Asean Business Summit. We are having a very tough time dealing with damages in the finances as well as the crimes that were committed.
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Beloved readers: It's been a rough week inside the Five-Sided Fun House as it looked like the United States and Iran were on a collision course until President Donald Trump aborted planned air and missile strikes at the eleventh hour. As your beleaguered friend and narrator writes this, the Pentagon has not scheduled any briefings about how close the U.S. military was to attacking Iran, or even if those strikes have been called off or are on hold. One would think the headquarters of the U.S. military would be a good place to find out.
Talks between OPEC and its allies next month about whether to extend their pact on cutting oil supplies "won't be easy" and may be complicated by the situation facing Iran and Venezuela, Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other large oil producers, including Russia and Kazakhstan, meet in Vienna on July 1-2 to discuss whether the oil output deal, which expires after June 30, should be continued. "I think it won't be easy," Bozumbayev told reporters about the talks, in comments cleared for publication on Monday, citing "different positions" among parties to the deal.
Nasa's Curiosity rover has detected another methane "spike" on Mars, in what could be a sign of alien life on the red planet. According to the New York Times, which obtained an email about the discovery written by senior scientists at Nasa, the rover detected "startlingly high amounts of methane in the Martian air." The detection of methane hints at an even greater discovery - life on Mars - as the gas is often generated by microbes underground known as methanogens,which can survive without oxygen.
Keurig Dr Pepper, the company that manufactures Peñafiel water bottles, is voluntarily pulling its bottles after tests found arsenic levels in the product that violate state and federal guidelines. The original report, issued by the Center for Environmental Health, called for the companies to remove the "toxic chemical" from their bottles and urged retailers to stop selling them. All bottles of unflavored Peñafiel mineral spring water are included in what Keurig Dr Pepper called a "voluntary withdrawal" in a statement Friday.
One person has died and at least 10 people have been injured after a gunman opened fire at local pub in South Bend, Indiana, police said Sunday morning. Local police and the Metro Homicide squad were called to a reported mass shooting at 2 a.m. at Kelly's Pub in South Bend, Indiana.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Sunday he was confident a peace conference this week in Bahrain would fail. "We are certain that the workshop in Manama will not be successful," Abbas, who is boycotting the US-led conference focussed on the Palestinian economy, told journalists. The US government unveiled Saturday the economic part of its peace plan that it will present in Bahrain on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the aim of raising more than $50 billion for the Palestinians and creating one million jobs within a decade.
Five underwater pipelines have been damaged and put out of order after a sabotage attack off the coastal town of Banias, Syria's oil ministry said Sunday. The damage was discovered after divers checked to see what was behind an oil leakage, the ministry said. The ministry gave no further details about the attack saying that the damage will be fixed within hours, by its experts.
The self-avowed white supremacist who ploughed his car into protesters opposing a far-right rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens of others, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison. James Alex Fields Jr's legal team has argued in a new sentencing memo that the 22-year-old defendant should not spend his entire life in prison because of his age, a traumatic childhood and a history of mental illness. Fields has pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes in relation to the Charlottesville attack and is set to be sentenced on 28 June.
Given the EPA's full frontal assault on diesel-powered anything and the exhaustive scrutiny it applies to diesel-engine certification in the wake of Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal, it's a wonder this oil-burning 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 exists at all. With this new diesel, Chevy now offers five different engines for its half-ton cash cow.
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More than 100 people blocked a Hong Kong government building on Monday in protest against proposed legislation allowing extraditions to mainland China that they want scrapped. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, saying she had heard the protesters "loud and clear", this month postponed the bill that would allow criminal suspects to be sent to the mainland for trial in courts conrolled by the Communist Party. The former British colony of Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997, since when it has been governed under a "one country, two systems" formula that allows it freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland, including freedom to protest and a much-cherished independent judiciary.