Khizr And Ghazala Khan Denounce Trump's 'Selfish And Divisive Actions'
Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a Muslim service member killed in Iraq, denounced President Donald Trump?s ?selfish and divisive actions? related to this week?s controversy of Trump?s comments on consoling the families of fallen troops.
ISIS Losing Its 'Capital' Is A Pivotal Defeat For The Terrorist Group
The self-described Islamic State finally lost its tenuous grip on the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday as U.S.-backed forces retook the extremist group?s last major urban territory following a four-month military campaign.
U.S. diplomat warns to be 'prepared for the worst' right after N. Korean official reportedly shuts down diplomacy
Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan told reporters on Tuesday that while the State Department remained focused on quelling tensions with North Korea through diplomatic channels, that the nation and world must remain prepared for the possibility that those efforts will fail.
Freed Taliban Hostage Caitlan Coleman Reportedly Rushed To Hospital
Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies
By Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims. "There are still some concerns that if the west winds come up or we get some erratic winds they could push our lines, but as of right now we're looking pretty good," Steve Crawford, a fire operations chief, told reporters at a briefing in Sonoma County in the heart of California's celebrated wine country. Already 41 people have been confirmed killed in the fires, which erupted last week and were driven by dry, hot winds into Northern California communities, giving residents little or no chance to escape.
Wanted man turns himself in after losing Facebook bet with police
A wanted Michigan man has turned himself in after losing a bet he made with police on Facebook. Michael Zaydel had promised to give himself up to police if a Facebook post about an existing arrest warrant received more than 1,000 shares. The cocky 21-year-old even promised to bring Redford Township Police Department (RTPD) officers a dozen doughnuts if they were victorious in the challenge. ?I?m not worried about it,? he wrote. ?If your next post gets 1,000 shares I?ll turn myself in with a dozen doughnuts and that?s a promise. ?And I?ll pick up every piece of litter around your public schools.? In a follow-up post, the department said he ?may or may not be a man of his word,? adding, ?it is our experience everyone gets caught at some point. He has drawn a lot of attention to himself, and that makes it hard to hide from reality.? The fugitive eventually surrendered to police, fulfilling his promise by arriving at the station with doughnuts and a bagel. ?Zaydel made good on his promise to turn himself in to RTPD for his outstanding warrants,? the department said. ?He walked in on his own, and not only did he bring the doughnuts, he brought one bagel! We would again like to express our gratitude for the support of all who followed this, shared it, and left us positive feedback.? Mr Zaydel was sentenced to 39 days in jail after pleading guilty to breaking the terms of his probation. Is this the world's most meta mugshot?
Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities
Philippine President Declares Marawi City 'Liberated' From Terrorists
Rohingya man refugee again 40 years after leaving Bangladesh
Nearly four decades ago Fazol Ahmed returned to his native Myanmar with his family under a Rohingya repatriation scheme. Now he is back in the teeming camps of Bangladesh with his wife and children, a refugee once again. Ahmed is among the hundreds of thousands of refugees who have crossed into Bangladesh since an upsurge in violence in neighbouring Myanmar in August that the UN has said amounts to ethnic cleansing.
McCain on Willingness to Work With Trump 'Dumb Question'
Sen. John McCain chastised a reporter who questioned if he would continue to work with Donald Trump after criticizing him. Lawrence O'Donnell says McCain, who likely won't seek another term, has "nothing left to lose."