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Queens package explosion leaves man seriously injured, police say

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Police say the package was sitting on the front stoop for a number of days. "This was made by hand and it was made as an explosive". Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says the man had second- and third-degree burns to more than 80 percent of his torso and legs, and was hospitalized in critical condition. Read More »

Trump says China 'does nothing' to thwart North Korea's nuclear ambitions

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China condemned the test but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Beijing and Moscow bore "unique responsibility" for the growing threat posed by the reclusive North. and China are working on a new resolution against North Korea , according to China's U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyu. After Friday's missile launch, President Donald Trump raged at China on Twitter , telling it to crack down on Kim Jong Un . Read More »

Putin confirms United States diplomatic missions in Russian Federation will be cut

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President Trump said Friday night he would sign the sanctions legislation because Congress was responsive to his input on the bill. The move comes the day after the U.S. After Aug. 1, US staff will also be barred from using a recreational property on the bucolic island of Serebryany Bor, along with being barred from using warehouses on Moscow's Dorozhnaya Street. Read More »

Pakistan party holds meeting to consider PM successor

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Mr Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League Party, which enjoys a comfortable majority in parliament, nominated Mr Sharif's long-time loyalist Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for the top slot on Saturday. The Election Commission of Pakistan has de-notified Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as Member National Assembly on Pakistan from Constituency No.NA-120 Lahore-III with immediate effect. Read More »

Mo Brooks Don't Want Mitch No Mo

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Alabama's midsummer GOP primary, notes CNN , has become a proxy battle over the direction of the Republican Party. The Aug. 15 primary is expected to result in a runoff in September. "Unquestionably, the leadership at the top is responsible", the Alabama congressman and US Senate candidate replied. Sessions has said that he has no intention of resigning, but that doesn't mean he's there to stay. Read More »

Why Trump discouraging officers from being 'too nice' matters in Baltimore

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Though, to be fair, the suspect in Trump's hypothetical scenario HAD just killed someone. " You could take the hand away ". Trump's comments didn't sit well with some police departments. From Boston to Los Angeles, however, law enforcement agencies pushed back. Police departments across the United States have been accused countless times over the years of using excessive force against suspected criminals, particularly when those suspects are black. Read More »

Trump To Republican Senators: 'Don't Give Up'

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According to reports , MacArthur said the Senate should "get back at it" and not give up on the bill. Both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate would not change its rules , with the former saying that it would "fundamentally change the way the Senate has worked for a very long time ". Read More »

For Trump, the honeymoon with Putin may be finally over

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Putin said in an interview televised on state television on Sunday that he ordered the move because he "thought it was the time to show that we're not going to leave that without an answer". That was announcing that, in fact, Russian Federation was retaliating against these US sanctions and forcing the USA embassy here in Moscow to reduce its staff to 455 people, along with this announcement that they seizing two US embassy compounds. Read More »

Americans urge bipartisanship on future health care plans

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Two-thirds of Republicans felt "bad" that the Senate failed to pass a health care bill, while three-fourths of Democrats felt "good", according to the Reuters/Ipsos poll . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was resigned to defeat Friday, telling GOP senators that "it's time to move on" from the Obamacare repeal fight. Read More »

Trump blasts Senate rules in Saturday morning tweets

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The failed repeal bill was a pared-down version of earlier bills. Once architects of conservative policy, the party appears short of fresh ideas, left to try and find often incoherent compromises between the hard right flank that helped bring them to power and the populist notions that fueled President Trump's victory previous year. Read More »

Barca wins first Clasico of the season

Barcelona were dominant and Ivan Rakitic doubled their lead with a powerful drive when Suarez helped force Neymar's low cross to the Croatian midfielder on the edge of the box. The score remained 2-2 as the sides entered the halftime break. The Portugal star and Ballon d'Or victor is the only big-name Real Madrid player that will not feature in the Clasico although he had reportedly hoped to attend. Read More »

Amit Shah to visit Tamil Nadu in August

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The SP MLCs, namely Yashwant Singh , Madhukar Jaitley and Bukkal Nawab, have vacated their seats just as BJP was trying to find ways to fit the state's Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and four other ministers either in state assembly or in the councils. Read More »

Mattis appalled by Trump tweets announcing transgender ban

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The Pentagon is waiting for an official write-up from the White House on what it wants out of the policy change. With the number of women enlisting in the military , there are now more than 200,000, transgender services certainly pale in comparison to gynecological and obstetric costs. Read More »

German cable auto collision leaves dozens stranded in mid-air

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It is not yet known what caused the vehicle to derail. The incident happened at about 3.30pm local time on Sunday, with no injuries reported so far. "That will always be in our memory", he added. This meant that the passengers could be rescued quickly. Cable vehicle manager Thomas Miebach apologised to riders and said an investigation was underway. Read More »

CM's Poll Expense Row: Jual Oram dares Naveen Patnaik

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On the other hand, BJP vice-president Sameer Mohanty, in a press conference organised here at the party headquarters today, alleged that BJD is even violating the constitutional norms to prove the allegations wrong. BJP has raised a question on BJD president and CM of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik for using the chit fund scam money to contest elections in 2014. The BJP has moved the Election Commission of India, Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax department seeking a probe into the BJD's ... Read More »

Won't let China 'just talk' over North Korea

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The action was a "direct response" to North Korea's ICBM launches on Friday and on July 3, the statement said. Flanked by South Korean fighter jets The B-1 bombers carried out a low-pass over the Osan Air Base, near South Korea's capital Seoul. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation joins search for stolen rare gold replica of 1969 Lunar Module

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The police department in Wapakoneta, Ohio - Armstrong's hometown and the location of the Armstrong Air and Space Museum - said in a Facebook post that it was told Friday the artifact had been stolen from the property. Officials from the Armstrong Air & Space Museum were visibly distressed at the loss of the replica of the module and initially announced that the museum would remain closed for an indefinite period. Read More »

USA envoy to United Nations expresses frustration at China

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Haley's Sunday tweet took China, Japan and South Korea to task as the US seeks worldwide support in stifling North Korea. The U.S. will not seek an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in response to Friday's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by North Korea, the country's ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Sunday night. Read More »

Sydney terror plotters to use homemade 'meat mincer' bomb

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Security has been increased at Sydney Airport since Thursday because of the plot and has since been increased in all major Australian global and domestic terminals. Five plots have been executed. Police said there was no indication the integrity of airport security had been compromised. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said terrorists were becoming "ingenious" about coming up with ways to bypass security, but he described the measures at Australian airports as ... Read More »

GALLERY: US vice president's plane lands in Tallinn

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For Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania - tiny Baltic countries - the fact of the rejoining of Crimea to Russian Federation after it broke free from Ukraine is very nervous, so Mike Pence's visit to the Baltic region is very timely. On Monday morning, the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Kersti Kaljulaid, Raimonds Vejonis and Dalia Grybauskaite, respectively, are set to meet with Pence and participate in a roundtable discussion on cyber issues and innovation. Read More »

Chris Christie Gets In Fan's Face At The Cubs-Brewers Game

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We also don't know what Christie said to the Cubs fan. "When he initially was going up the stairs I yelled his name". He was quite a bit past me, and 30 feet away I yelled his name and told him that he sucked. "Then he started calling me a tough guy". You clearly hear the NJ governor tell the dude, "You're a big shot" - before he pulls back and continues down the steps. Read More »

At least 9 injured after auto plows into crowd in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles police spokesman Josh Rubenstein said the crash appeared to be an accident. An initial report from the LAFD said seven people were injured, but that number was revised to six. Crump said witnesses held the driver until authorities arrived. The vehicle knocked down a white picket fence that served as a barrier between diners and pedestrians on the sidewalk. Read More »

Trump needs to halt Sessions criticism

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The attacks, widely seen as created to force Sessions to resign , have angered leading senators in Trump's Republican Party, who are upset over the treatment of a former colleague. "If he wants to make a change, he can certainly do so and I would be glad to yield in that circumstance, no doubt about it", Sessions said. USA media have said that White House aides have urged Trump to end his nearly daily broadsides against Sessions. Read More »

Graham Warns Trump: Mueller Ouster 'Could Be the Beginning of the End'

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Trump wants his attorney general to order the FBI to reopen its investigation of Hillary Clinton - not because he thinks she's guilty of a crime (the FBI answered that question last year), but because it will strengthen his argument that whatever his campaign did was no worse than something hers must have done too. Read More »

Funeral held for youngest Manchester victim Saffie Roussos

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I knew that Saffie would love her pictures to be on, and to be spoken about on TV". Paul Reid, 43, said she asked for her mum before being taken to hospital. It spoke of people becoming like little children to enter the kingdom of God. He added she was a "stunning young girl". "We have, we've lost everything, because life will just never be the same". Read More »

White House: Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill

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It also imposes financial sanctions against Iran and North Korea . It is the first major foreign policy legislation approved by Congress under Mr Trump, who has struggled to advance his domestic agenda despite Republicans controlling the Senate and House of Representatives. Read More »

Russian Federation boots U.S. diplomats in retaliation for new sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that the US diplomatic missions in Moscow and elsewhere in the country will have to reduce their staffs by 755 people, signaling a dramatic escalation in the Russian response to American sanctions over the Kremlin's intervention in the 2016 presidential elections. Read More »