• Woman's desperate note to vet while held captive
Woman's desperate note to vet while held captive

Florida authorities say the woman was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her partner before escaping when she convinced him to bring their dog to an animal hospital on Friday. "Call the cops, my boyfriend is threatening me". He insisted on going with her and threatened her again with a gun on the drive there. "Please don't let him...

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  • James Clapper: FBI's Trump informant was
James Clapper: FBI's Trump informant was "most benign form of information gathering"

Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper says the use of human sources is "the most benign form of information gathering" amid President Trump's persistent outcry over the FBI's use of an informant during its investigation into connections between Russians and members of the Trump campaign.

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  • China challenges US Navy ships in South China Sea
China challenges US Navy ships in South China Sea

They carried out maneuvering-operations near Tree, Triton and Woody islands. The ministry said the course plotted by the vessels had "seriously infringed upon Chinese sovereignty" and "contravened Chinese and relevant worldwide law", as they had entered territorial waters without permission.

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  • Severe weather, flash flooding affecting Ellicott City
Severe weather, flash flooding affecting Ellicott City

Of the city's residents and business owners, Kittleman says "they are faced with the same daunting task again". Officials say there have been no reported deaths or injuries. Some people who live in the area told The Baltimore Sun the flooding seemed worse than what they saw two years ago, when a storm killed two people and destroyed some local ...

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  • Most dramatic images of Maryland’s catastrophic flash flood
Most dramatic images of Maryland’s catastrophic flash flood

Area emergency officials were responding to reports of a building collapse. They say a Flash Flood Emergency has been declared for Ellicott City , Catonsville, and surrounding areas. Just two weeks ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency gave the county $1 million to fix a culvert and replace a runoff pipe with a larger one.

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  • U.S. officials in summit-planning talks with North Korea at Panmunjom
U.S. officials in summit-planning talks with North Korea at Panmunjom

Will the talks between the two leaders take place or not? He said the "real danger" is not the rhetoric and theatrics surrounding the meeting but, rather, the substance: "What will happen at this meeting?" USA officials are sceptical that Kim will ever fully abandon his nuclear arsenal and Mr Moon said North Korea is not yet convinced it ca...

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  • Japan 'Respects' Trump’s Decision to Cancel North Korea Meeting
Japan 'Respects' Trump’s Decision to Cancel North Korea Meeting

This week, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum saw global business leaders and the political elite gather in Russia's northern capital. "We're looking at pictures of it right now", said McKenzie. Some US officials have talked about a comprehensive one-shot deal in which North Korea fully eliminates its nukes first and receives rewards...

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  • Italy's efforts to form government fail
Italy's efforts to form government fail

Premier designate Giuseppe Conte on Sunday dropped his bid to form a 5-Star Movement/League government after President Sergio Mattarella rejected the nomination of Paolo Savona as economy minister. Savona has been a vocal critic of the euro and the European Union , but he has distinguished credentials, including as industry minister in the e...

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  • Power and glory: Australian's historic Indy 500 win
Power and glory: Australian's historic Indy 500 win

I don't remember this. She also crashed at Daytona in February and finished 35th. She finished 30th, her lowest spot in eight starts at "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing". "Is that like the Oscars where they play you off with music?" she joked. "I promise. I don't really want to be here". Castroneves, who has moved over to race sports cars ...

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  • Republicans, Democrats Dispute White House View That Campaign Informant Was Improper
Republicans, Democrats Dispute White House View That Campaign Informant Was Improper

He did not attend the second meeting, citing a scheduling conflict. "Well I'd actually say, how is he going to explain to his grandchildren all of the lies, the deceit, all of the problems he has caused for this country". In another tweet on Thursday (Friday NZT), Trump continued to insist that James Clapper Jr, the former director of national in...

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  • Rudy Giuliani Blew Kisses at Donald Trump Protesters Screaming 'F*** You'
Rudy Giuliani Blew Kisses at Donald Trump Protesters Screaming 'F*** You'

His latest line of attack, which Giuliani emphasized, was the assertion that a confidential FBI informant, who met with some Trump campaign advisers in 2016 while the bureau was investigating their possible Russian Federation contacts, was a " spy " intent on subverting the Trump campaign.

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  • Travis Scott Honors Survivors Of Texas School Shooting At Houston Rockets Game
Travis Scott Honors Survivors Of Texas School Shooting At Houston Rockets Game

A 17-year-old student has confessed to killing eight students and two teachers, and injuring 13 others. The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas arrived before dawn Wednesday in the port city of Karachi , where her family lived and where she was being buried.

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  • Palestinians Cross Border From Gaza Into Israel
Palestinians Cross Border From Gaza Into Israel

According to the Israeli army, the four were in Israel for about a minute and left a tent that read " The March of Return . The Hamas terror organization is exclusively responsible for what is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip, and it will bear the consequences for the terrorist acts being carried out from Gaza against the citizens and soverei...

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  • Four Russian servicemen killed in Syrian militant raid
Four Russian servicemen killed in Syrian militant raid

The injured were immediately taken to a Russian military hospital, but two of them died there, it said. "There were 35 pro-government forces killed, including at least nine Russians". Russian ground and air forces have been crucial in helping Assad recapture most territory lost in the early stages of the nation's seven-year-long civil war.

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  • S.Korea says N.Korea committed to
S.Korea says N.Korea committed to "complete" denuclearisation, summit with Trump

So we're looking at June 12th in Singapore . Trump added: "We'll see what happens". "We agreed that the June 12 summit must be carried out successfully", Moon said, referring to the on-again, off-again summit set to be held between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Singapore.

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  • US may soon recognize Israel's hold on Golan: Israeli minister
US may soon recognize Israel's hold on Golan: Israeli minister

However, once the frequency wavelength exceeds a certain threshold and causes a resonant effect, LO aircraft become increasingly detectable. The F-35 has drawn a number of American headlines in recent months, as concerns about the enormous costs associated with the production and maintenance of the air craft have spurred continued debate, exacerb...

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  • White House has deal to lift sanctions on China's ZTE
White House has deal to lift sanctions on China's ZTE

A deal on ZTE has broad implications beyond the woes of the company. Trump wants Chinese officials to change their rules in a way that would allow more US exports into China , though he hasn't defined how this would work. "Having somebody inside the company to observe what's going on would be very valuable". On Thursday, the House passed a b...

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  • MH17 downed by 'Russian military' missile system
MH17 downed by 'Russian military' missile system

A report by the open-source Bellingcat investigative team has identified a Russian military intelligence officer as the suspect sought by Dutch prosecutors for transporting the missile launcher that shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 .

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  • Korea's Kim hopes Trump summit will 'end history of confrontation': Moon
Korea's Kim hopes Trump summit will 'end history of confrontation': Moon

On Sunday, Moon told reporters that Kim committed to meeting with Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", the Associated Press reported. "However, during the U.S". "We can be successful in the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, that could be a great thing for North Korea, it would be a great thing for South Ko...

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  • White House Lawyer Joins Secret Briefings About FBI Informant
White House Lawyer Joins Secret Briefings About FBI Informant

If the FBI was using Halper as an informant at the time , it raises the possibility that the investigation was politically motivated. House Speaker Paul Ryan said after the meetings that Republicans are now "getting the cooperation necessary" to resolve their demands for the classified information.

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