ACLU defends Coulter after Berkeley speech cancellation
United CEO blames ?system failure? for Dao dragging, expresses condolences for giant rabbit death
Trump: Chance of 'major' North Korea Conflict
Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets death
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) ? With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks.
Delta Passenger Claims He Was Booted From Flight Because He Had to Use the Bathroom
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.
Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza's electricity
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - With the prospect looming of a Middle East peace initiative by a new U.S. administration more sympathetic to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to turn the screw on the Hamas group that has kept Gaza out of his control for a decade. Abbas's Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday told Israel it would no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory, whose 2 million people already endure blackouts for much of the day.
Elizabeth Thomas Gets Counseling After Being Found
Trump administration's hardline immigration stance in Supreme Court case could see Melania Trump deported
The argument that even an "immaterial" error on official paperwork can justify deportation, put forward by the Trump administration in a recent Supreme Court case, would be sufficient to deport the President's wife, Melania. The First Lady of the United States reportedly failed to disclose earnings from nearly two months of illegal work in the USA on a visitor's visa, and subsequently failed to mention the offence on immigration documents. A Serbian woman was recently deported for failing to disclose her husband's history in the military, thus setting a technical precedent for deporting Ms Trump, as Slate reports.
Long After Their Bones Were Gone, Neanderthals' DNA Survived in a Cave
DNA from two extinct human relatives ? the Neanderthals, and a mysterious branch of humanity called the Denisovans ? has been detected in the ancient mud of caves, even though those caves hold no fossils of those individuals, new research shows. The finding suggests that scientists could detect such extinct lineages in places devoid of skeletal remains, the researchers said. The ancestors of modern humans once shared the world with archaic human lineages such as the Neanderthals ? the closest extinct relatives of modern humans ? as well as the Denisovans.