?American democracy is under attack?: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump?s ?authoritarianism?
Mosul?s 800-year-old Great Mosque of al-Nuri destroyed as Iraqi troops close in on ISIS
'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison
WASHINGTON (AP) ? An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.
China?s border with North Korea
China has long been North Korea?s main ally and trading partner, but relations are increasingly strained by continued missile testing and provocations by the regime of Kim Jong Un. At least three-quarters of trade between the two nations flows through points along its 880-mile-long shared border, a divide that reveals stark contrasts in development.
FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls
Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrest
An emergency response volunteer went into cardiac arrest while helping to remove bodies from the scene of a ?horrific? car accident in which two teenage siblings and a 70-year-old man were killed. Eric Neibaur, 15, and his 13-year-old sister Lauren Neibaur died when their pick-up truck collided with Jay Lanningham?s vehicle on a major road in the US state of Idaho. Police said a member of the local search and rescue unit had to be revived with a portable defibrillator after his heart stopped at the scene of the crash, reported the Idaho State Journal.
Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ? A top Al-Jazeera official on Friday denounced demands to shut down the network by countries involved in a dispute with its host nation Qatar as an attempt to suppress free expression.
Stephen Hawking: Humans Should Ride a Beam of Light to Other Planets
Humanity should focus its efforts on exploring other worlds that we might inhabit, and to get there, Earthlings may need to ride on a beam of light, famed physicist Stephen Hawking says. The human imagination has led us to peer ever deeper into the universe with scientific tools, Hawking said. The answer is, no," Hawking said in his address.
Pew U.S. survey finds agreement on some gun-control proposals
The survey of 3,930 U.S. adults, including 1,269 gun owners, in March and April, provided a snapshot of American views on guns and gun policies as the nation grapples with gun violence. Some advocates called for a renewed push for gun control measures, as the Republican-controlled Congress has sought to relax existing gun laws.
Paul Ryan: It?s ?premature? to say whether House would pass Senate health care bill
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declined to say Thursday whether the House would take up Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell?s health care bill if the Republican leader manages to push it through the Senate. ?They?re just beginning their process,? Ryan said, adding he believes it will be a ?lengthy? one. McConnell declared on the Senate floor Thursday that he believes the Senate could pass the sweeping legislation as soon as next week.