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Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

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Reichle told authorities her ordeal began Wednesday when Floyd allegedly threatened her at gunpoint and physically prevented her from leaving. She passed a note to staff members at the hospital, which read, "Call the cops". My boyfriend is threatening me. The woman said she'd tried to escape him days earlier by jumping out of a bedroom window and running down the street, however he caught her and dragged her back to the house. Read More »

Lawyer: Trump needs informant info before Mueller interview

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Donald Trump's lawyer again questioned the legitimacy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, even as a possible interview between Mueller and the president looms. But, after complaints by both parties, they added a second session for top Democrats and Republicans . Democrats condemned the Republicans-only meeting and the appearance of Flood at both briefings. Read More »

Flash flooding hits Maryland community

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Says Hogan: "They say this is a once every 1,000-year flood and we've had two of them in two years". Additionally, the Howard County food bank says it will accept donations for Ellicott City Flood Relief on Monday from 10 a.m. Footage of Sunday's flash flooding showed the seething floodwaters engulfing cars and pickup trucks. Meanwhile, some roads were also flooded in neighboring Baltimore County. Read More »

Italy and the next crisis in Europe, Opinion News & Top Stories

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The announcement on Sunday came after a meeting between Conte and Italian President Sergio Mattarella to discuss a proposed list of cabinet members, in what would have been Italy's first populist government. I thank the president of the republic for having given me the mandate on May 23. "Today, we need people to say "no" to those who want to break us apart, who make excuses rather than assuming their responsibilities, who are playing on the anxieties of others", Renzi, a former prime ... Read More »

Authorities: Flash flood surges through Maryland community

An emergency warning was issued by the National Weather Service at 4:40 p.m. If you would like to help Ellicott City residents, the Howard County Food Bank will accept donations Monday-Memorial Day-from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Meteorologist Jonathan Belles said more than six inches of rain fell in under two hours between Ellicott City and Baltimore. It's the same street devastated by flash flooding in July 2016. Read More »

Trump says US team in North Korea planning summit with Kim

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He crossed the line that separates the two Koreas to meet with Choe Son Hui, the North Korean vice foreign minister, who said last week that Pyongyang was "reconsidering" the talks. But Trump accompanied the cancellation with a letter to Kim that mixed tough language with an nearly beseeching plea to get things back on track. Read More »

Trump denies ‘disagreement’ within admin about ‘how to deal with North Korea’

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Trump told reporters that they are still considering Singapore as the venue for their talks. "I don't have a better answer for you than that right now". His sights set on a meeting that has raised hopes for a halt in North Korea's nuclear weapons development, Trump welcomed the North's conciliatory response to his Thursday letter withdrawing from the Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un. Read More »

Comey on Trump Spy Claims: 'I Know It Not To Be True'

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Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., defended the House Intelligence Committee's requests for records from the DOJ about the Russian Federation investigation, following several weeks of a contentious back-and-forth between House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes , R-Calif., and DOJ officials. Read More »

Rachel Dolezal charged with welfare fraud | Columbia Basin

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She has been charged with 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance. Yep. She was getting welfare. Investigators met her April 26 for an interview, but she declined to waive her rights and concluded the interview, according to the documents. Dolezal's story of posing as an African American captured headlines in 2015. Read More »

Putin denies Russian Federation responsible for MH17 downing

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Putin's comments to the heads of worldwide news agencies on the margins of the St Petersburg global Economic Forum, follow a statement by Johnson backing global demands for Russian Federation to be held accountable for the fate of MH17, the Malaysian Airlines flight downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine almost four years ago killing all 298 people on board. Read More »

Putin Blasts Trump for Canceling Summit: Kim ‘Did Everything He Promised'

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However, separately on Saturday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders revealed that a team of USA officials was being dispatched to Singapore for summit preparations. Moon won the election a year ago partly by vowing to be open to dialogue with the North and finding a solution to a Cold War-era sore that continues to blight the region. Read More »

Israeli tank fire kills three Gazans as injured soldier dies

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An Israeli tank fired fired at the Islamic Jihad position in response to an explosive device which had been planted along the Gaza border fence. Still, at least 116 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip since mass protests broke out on 30 March, according to newly released figures from the health ministry in the Hamas-run strip. Read More »

Donald Trump: North Korea summit talks 'going very well'

On Thursday, citing North Korean "hostility, " Trump abruptly called off a summit he had scheduled with Kim". In an apparent reference to the unprecedented flurry of cross-border communications that has been taking place since the beginning of this year, Moon said, "We are changing the course of history". Read More »

What Kim and Moon spoke about at surprise summit

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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump are expected to meet in Singapore on June 12. It allowed Mr Moon to push for a US-North Korean summit that he sees as the best way to ease animosity that had some fearing a war previous year. Read More »

Donald Trump and his former national intelligence director

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He would "demand" a Justice Department investigation into whether the department and the FBI "infiltrated or surveilled" his 2016 presidential campaign for political purposes, he tweeted . "For the record, the president's chief of staff and his attorney in an ongoing criminal investigation into the president's campaign have no business showing up to a classified intelligence briefing", Sen. Read More »

Official tally shows big win for abortion rights in Ireland

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More than 1,429,981 people voted in favor of ripping up the Eighth Amendment of the country's constitution in what was a divisive referendum on the island, with more than 723,000 opting to retain the clause. Pollsters suggested the stories of women forced to travel or take illegal pills obtained on the internet helped sway public opinion, as well as the death of an Indian dentist denied the procedure while she miscarried. Read More »

Louisiana no longer under tropical storm watch

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A dome of high pressure is expected to slow Alberto down as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast late Sunday and early Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Alberto is expected to move near the western tip of Cuba this afternoon. Read More »

Baby dies after being left in hot truck at Nashville home

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The one-year-old was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead a short time later. According to NewsChannel5, Wednesday's high was 89 degrees, so "the interior of the truck could've easily reached between 130-170 degrees". The investigation is ongoing. The 1-year-old remained in the truck until her mother found her on Wednesday afternoon. Barker and his wife have been fully cooperative with the investigation. Read More »

Injured in Canada Restaurant Bombing

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Early Friday, police said that the three people rushed to the hospital with blast injuries were in stable condition. The police tweeted the photos of two men who reportedly fled the area immediately after the incident. Two days after the attack, people running errands or grabbing coffee have returned to the plaza, but at least one resident described the feeling of being there as "very odd". Read More »

Camilla speaks up about Meghan Markle's family drama, calls royal wedding 'uplifting'

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Princess Beatrice is eighth in line to the throne, and Eugenie is ninth, but as Harry is sixth in line to the throne and Markle is his wife, she won't have to curtsy to the princesses in Harry's presence, as technically she outranks them. Ying is an illustrator who - according to her Instagram - has collaborated with such high-profile brands as Christian Dior, Swarovski and Montblanc. Read More »

Joshua Holt, American held hostage in Venezuela, arrives in Washington

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Last week, Diosdado Cabello, one of Venezuela's most powerful politicians, called him the "Latin American head" of the Central Intelligence Agency and a "mercenary". Holt and his family have always maintained his innocence, saying he traveled to Venezuela in June 2016 to marry Thamara Caleño, a fellow Mormon whom he met on a religious dating site. Read More »

Floods, damage in Salalah as fatal cyclone batters Oman

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Police said a 12-year old girl died when a gust of wind sent her smashing into a wall. Thousands of Omanis have sought shelter on higher ground and in hotels reinforced with flood defence measures. It called the cyclone "extremely severe". Yemeni relief officials called on worldwide aid agencies to "send medical teams urgently" to Socotra and other areas in South Yemen expected to be hit by the fast moving cyclone. Read More »

Josh Holt released from Venezuelan jail

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Mr. Corker, the Tennessee Republican who leads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, secretly met Friday with Mr. Maybe it was sanctions relief, a distraction from global condemnation of the election, an I.O.U. "We are grateful to all who participated in this miracle", Joshua Holt's family said in a statement . The news of their release comes just days after Venezuela's presidential election. Read More »

White House team to go to Singapore for summit preparation

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Kim's potential meeting with United States President Donald Trump , Mr. Moon's office said. Moon also had served as a broker between Pyongyang and Washington in talks over a potential Kim-Trump summit, resulting in plans for the first ever meeting that was to be held next month between a serving USA president and a North Korean leader. Read More »

'Hero' teacher shot three times as he stopped school attack

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A student, Ella Whistler, 13, was critically injured in the shooting. "She confirmed what I heard from another person who lives nearby that this was in a science classroom and that a science teacher may have been the one to literally tackle this kid and swat the gun away from him". Read More »