Father of Times Square car crash victim thanks New York in emotional letter
The Trump administration's Iran policy is dangerous and flawed | Emma Ashford
Donald Trump?s visit to Saudi Arabia was a huge success. The Saudis wisely pandered to the new president?s foibles, rolling out the red carpet for a lavish celebration. Pushing back on Tehran allows Trump to symbolically break with Barack Obama?s policies and is popular among congressional Republicans, but it is also dangerous, with the potential to undermine the nuclear deal, slow the fight against Isis, and embroil the United States more deeply in parochial regional struggles.
Member of online hate group accused of knifing young black soldier to death on campus
The ?totally unprovoked? murder of a young black soldier was committed by a white man who was a member of a ?despicable? Facebook group, police have said. Richard W Collins III, a newly commissioned Army officer, was allegedly stabbed to death by Sean Christopher Urbanski. Mr Collins, 23, was black and a student at Bowie State University in Maryland, due to graduate tomorrow.
Sea Lion Drags Little Girl Into Water In Terrifying Viral Video
Turkey Angry at U.S. For Stopping Erdogan?s Goons From Beating Up D.C. Protesters
UN urges Indonesia to free jailed Jakarta governor
The United Nations pressed Indonesia on Monday to release Jakarta's jailed Christian governor and repeal blasphemy laws which they say undermine religious freedom in the Muslim-majority nation. The call came as the family of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, unexpectedly withdrew an appeal against his conviction and two-year jail term for blasphemy, which had been submitted by his lawyers just hours earlier. A group of UN human rights experts urged Indonesia to free the 50-year-old and repeal the blasphemy laws, which critics say have been repeatedly used to target religious minorities in recent years.
Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) ? A massive new landslide along California's iconic coastal Highway 1 has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt, the latest hit in winter of crippling slides and flooding.
North Korea says missile ready for mass production, U.S. questions progress
By Ju-min Park and Phil Stewart SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Monday it successfully tested what it called an intermediate-range ballistic missile, which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, although U.S. officials and experts questioned the extent of its progress. The United States, which has condemned repeated North Korean missile launches, said Sunday's launch of what North Korea dubbed the Pukguksong-2 was of a "medium-range" missile, and U.S.-based experts doubted the reliability of the relatively new solid-fuel type after so few tests. U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the test did not demonstrate a new capability, or one that could threaten the United States directly.
Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Carving Found in Looting Hole
Egyptian authorities say they caught looters digging up an ancient stone block carved with an image of a pharaoh. In the city of Abydos, antiquities authorities say they were inspecting an old two-story, mud-brick house when they found that the owner had excavated a hole in the floor. The block was at the bottom of the hole, about 13 feet (4 meters) below the floor, according to an announcement from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest in tragic weekend