News of John McCain?s illness broke during meeting to save GOP health care plan
Republican senators attempting to save their stalled effort to repeal and replace Obamacare in a late-night meeting Wednesday were interrupted with news of Sen. John McCain?s brain cancer diagnosis. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., told reporters that the senators learned of McCain?s brain cancer diagnosis during the meeting and asked Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., to say a prayer for McCain. ?It was very emotional, almost kind of stunned disbelief for a minute, then we asked James Lankford to lead us in prayer,? Hoeven said.
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Minneapolis police officer has yet to talk to investigators
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Four days after a Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape, the officer has yet to talk with investigators, and his attorney has given no indication he ever will.
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Fire racing near Yosemite park destroys dozens of structures
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) ? A surging wildfire raced through California mountains and foothills west of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee tiny, Gold Rush-era towns, destroying 29 structures and wafting a smoky haze over the park's landmark Half Dome rock face.
Sold by IS in Raqa, Yazidi female fighters back for revenge
She was trafficked into Raqa as a sex slave by the Islamic State group but managed to escape. Now Yazidi fighter Heza is back to avenge the horrors she and thousands of others suffered. "When I started fighting, I lifted some of the worries from my heart," she says, surrounded by fellow Yazidi militia women in Raqa's eastern Al-Meshleb district.
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U.S. should move bases away if it pursues sanctions -Iran guards
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday Washington should move its bases and avoid "miscalculations" over new sanctions against Tehran, Iranian agencies reported. The Trump administration imposed the new sanctions on Tuesday over Iran's ballistic missile program and said Tehran's "malign activities" in the Middle East undercut any positive contributions coming from the 2015 nuclear accord.
Man with DEVAST8 face tattoo finally accepts job offer
A New Zealand teenager who complained his large DEVAST8 face tattoo was hampering his employment prospects has finally landed a job. Mark Cropp?s photo was shared around the world after he admitted on social media the tattoo was a drunken mistake from his time in prison and he was devastated with the results. However, the former prison inmate made more headlines after revealing he had turned down 45 job offers, saying he was ?waiting for the right one?. The amateur inking covers his cheeks, mouth and chin Credit: Caters Now the 19-year-old father is ready to start work after accepting a job offer near his home in Auckland. ?Mark has accepted a local scaffolding job,? his girlfriend, Taneia Ruki, told Daily Mail Australia. ?He could be starting as early as Monday. We are all still locking in the starting day.? On rejecting dozens of job offers, she added: ?Most of those were outside New Zealand, so they weren?t on the cards.? Mark Cropp with his girlfriend Taneia Ruki Credit: Caters Meanwhile, tattoo laser removal company Sacred Laser has offered to remove the DEVAST8 lettering from his face for free. It will take between eight and 12 sessions to completely remove the facial inking, the New Zealand Herald reports. Bad celebrity tattoos Mr Cropp posted a job appeal on Facebook earlier this month after being turned away by several recruitment agencies over his appearance. ?I?m keen as to work but have one thing that is stopping me and that?s my tattoo on my face,? he wrote. ?I don?t have a CV as of yet but have worked at NZ brick distributors before, also a scrap metal yard ? Keen as on job or work place that will take me on.? This man?s Hebrew tattoo doesn?t say what he thinks it does Surprising celebrity tattoos