Military preparations ?underway? on North Korea, Trump aide says
United CEO blames ?system failure? for Dao dragging, expresses condolences for giant rabbit death
Body of Missing Toddler Found Under Couch in Family's Home, Death Deemed 'Suspicious:' Report
Flynn?s former top deputy: I was ?apoplectic? when I learned about RT payment
Russian navy ship sinks in Black Sea, all 78 crew rescued
Tributes for Taiwanese trekker lost in Nepal tragedy
A Taiwanese trekker is recovering in hospital after rescuers found him and his dead girlfriend on a mountainside in Nepal where they were stranded for 47 days, surviving on only water and salt after their food ran out. Liu Chen-chun, 18,? died just three days before the rescue team located the couple in northwest Nepal, but her boyfriend managed to survive despite losing 30 kilos (66 pounds) during the ordeal. A severely malnourished Liang Sheng-yueh, 20, was being treated in hospital in Kathmandu, where he was airlifted after being rescued from the remote region.
Fourth and final Arkansas inmate Kenneth Williams executed
Kenneth Williams? attorneys have appealed to US supreme court to stop his execution on grounds of intellectual disability. Arkansas has carried out its fourth execution within a week, bringing to a troubling end the state?s controversial attempt to run a ?conveyor belt of death? in an aggressive burst of killings unseen in the US for more than half a century. Kenneth Williams was pronounced dead at 11.05pm local time at the end of a 13-minute lethal injection that resulted in disturbing signs of distress on the part of the prisoner.
Venezuela to withdraw from OAS, denounces campaign by Washington
Venezuela said on Wednesday it was withdrawing from the Organization of American States, deepening the diplomatic isolation of the socialist-run nation that is already out of step with Latin America's steady shift to the right. Critics of President Nicolas Maduro have said Venezuela could be expelled from the group, accusing his government of eroding the country's democracy by delaying elections and refusing to respect the opposition-led Congress. Venezuela said the move was a response to a Washington-backed campaign against the ruling Socialist Party that is meant to trample on the sovereignty of Venezuela, the United States' principal ideological adversary in the region.
White House vows to continue funding Obamacare, averting showdown with Democrats
The White House has assured Democrats it will continue to fund a key portion of Obamacare, clearing the way for negotiations on a series of spending bills to avoid a government shutdown, according to two sources familiar with the decision. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had demanded that Congress pay for the Affordable Care Act?s subsidies ? which lower health care costs for 7 million people ? as part of the emerging spending bill.
United Airlines? Munoz Explains David Dao Incident To Senators
United CEO Oscar Munoz explained in a written statement to senators that the company is reviewing its policies to ensure that its passengers, employees and partners are not put in ?impossible situations.?