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Israel gets first joint US military base

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:30

Israel on Monday inaugurated with its US ally a joint missile defence base on Israeli soil, the first ever, a senior Israeli air force officer said. The new facility, at an undisclosed location in southern Israel, was announced as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due to meet US President Donald Trump in New York on the fringes of the UN General Assembly. "We inaugurated, with our partners from the United States Army, an American base, for the first time in Israel," Brigadier General Tzvika Heimowitz, head of Israeli missile defences, told journalists.


Family Of Chicago Teen Found Dead In Hotel Freezer Demands FBI Investigation

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:07

Family and friends of Kenneka Jenkins, a teenager found dead last week in the freezer of a Chicago-area hotel, want the FBI to investigate after local police said they don’t suspect foul play.


Putin watches as Russia intensifies war games that have rattled West

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:53

By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin observed Russia's biggest war games in years on Monday, watching as his forces successfully repelled an imaginary enemy and launched a tank-led counter offensive, part of an exercise that has rattled the West. NATO officials say they are monitoring the "Zapad-2017" ("West-2017") war games with "calm and confidence", but many are unnerved about what they see as Moscow testing its ability to wage war against the West. Russia says the exercise is rehearsing a purely defensive scenario.


St. Louis Police Chant 'Whose Streets? Our Streets!' After Arresting Protesters

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:52

A refrain commonly chanted by Black Lives Matter activists was shouted Sunday night by St. Louis police officers as law enforcement officials arrested more than 80 people during the city’s third night of unrest. The phrase was chanted twice, reported David Carson, a photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


US Navy Fires Two Commanders After Deadly Sea Collision

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:58

Collisions involving U.S. navy vessels are historically rare, but there have been four incidents over the past year or so.  


Trump Still Hasn't Officially Declared The Opioid Crisis A National Emergency

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:39

WASHINGTON ― More than a month after President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced that he would declare a national emergency on the opioid crisis, he has yet to make it official.


Striking a pose – Trump makes his United Nations debut

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:38

President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source.


Trump lawyers dish on Russia probe at steakhouse as NYT reporter listens in

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:29

Two of President Trump’s lawyers were overheard by a New York Times reporter “loudly discussing” the Russia investigation at a Washington, D.C., steakhouse next to the newspaper’s D.C. bureau. The conversation led to a front-page story about tension within Trump’s legal team.


Mario Batali Thinks It's A Bad Idea To Increase The Minimum Wage

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:28

Mario Batali, the man behind the Eataly empire, owner of several restaurants across the globe and the person responsible for buying most of the world’s orange Crocs, thinks the minimum wage increase is a bad idea for the restaurant industry.


Kellyanne Conway knocks Emmys for show’s digs at Trump

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:24

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” Monday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway criticized Sunday's Emmys telecast, agreeing with a host who called it a "political rally."


This Couple Eloped At Asheville City Hall, And They're So Glad They Did

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:34

Amanda Magee first met her now-husband Sean five years ago while working at the department store Belk in Mooresville, North Carolina.


Syria troops closer to besieging IS after crossing key river

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:12

Syrian government troops came closer Monday to encircling the Islamic State group in a pocket of Deir Ezzor city after crossing the adjacent Euphrates River, Moscow and a monitoring group said. Russian-backed Syrian forces are trying to tighten the noose on jihadists still inside the city on the river's western bank. On Monday, elite Syrian troops crossed the river, Russia's defence ministry said.


Two DACAmented Dreamers, In Alaska And Texas, On Fighting To Stay Home

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:20

Welcome to ”The Story We Share,” a series of Q&As that profile two people with similar identities ― but who live in very different places.


28 Hilarious Parenting Hacks From Crafty Moms And Dads

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:00

Parenthood has a way of bringing out people’s crafty sides.


15 Honest Quotes About Fatherhood From Jason Sudeikis

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:00

Jason Sudeikis is learning the ins and outs of parenting.


Bulldog Shot Dead After Attacking Two Teen Girls

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:24

A black American bulldog attacked two girls near the OD Tobacco and Grocery on Wyckoff Avenue and Weirfield Street in Ridgewood, New York, on Sept. 17, 2017.


Philippines: 3 Marawi siege leaders dead, 2 still fighting

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:13

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief said Monday that three leaders of Islamic State-linked militants who besieged a southern city have been killed in months of fighting but two others, including one of Asia's most wanted terror suspects, were still alive and leading a final stand.


Woman sprayed at with acid in Marseille forgives attacker in Facebook post

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 06:32

A woman who, along with three friends, was sprayed at with acid while on holiday in Marseille, has posted a message of forgiveness on Facebook for her attacker. Courtney Siverling was targeted by “psychologically disturbed” attacker in Marseille’s main railway station yesterday in an attack which left two of her friends with facial burns. Although she was uninjured, she was treated for shock. The young woman wrote on Facebook: "Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to see if I'm ok and/or has been praying for us. I did not receive any injuries from the attack in Marseille this morning and we are all safe. The French police and the U.S. Consulate have been wonderful and we are so thankful for that. "I pray that the attacker would be healed from her mental illness in the name of Jesus and receive the forgiveness and salvation that can only come from Him. "'This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.' Psalm 91:2". Michelle Krug, who was also targeted in the attack, asked for her Facebook friends to pray for the attacker. She wrote: "I want you all to know that my friends and I are doing okay. To fill in those who have not heard, three of my friends and I were attacked this morning at a Marseille train station by a woman suffering from a mental illness. She threw a weak solution of hydrochloric acid at us from a water bottle, which got in one of my eyes and one of my friend's eyes. We were all treated at a local hospital and are anticipating a quick recovery. "I ask that if you send thoughts and prayers our way, please consider thinking about/praying for our attacker so that she may receive the help she needs and deserves. Mental illness is not a choice and should not be villainized. "I'd like to thank the US Consulate, French police, and all of the wonderful people who helped us today and made us feel safe. "Looking forward to continuing this incredible opportunity to live and study in France!" What to do in an acid attack 01:20 The four women were Boston College juniors in their early 20s taking part in study abroad programmes, with three in the French capital and a fourth based in Copenhagen, Denmark. They were named by their university as Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman, Michelle Krug and Kelsey Kosten.    The director of the Boston College's Office of International Programs, Nick Gozik, said the women have been released from the hospital and "it appears that the students are fine, considering the circumstances". Police arrested a 41-year-old woman immediately after the attack at about 9am local time, judicial sources said. She was said to have a history of mental illness and a police record for theft. The victims, in their early 20s, were rushed to hospital and discharged later in the day. One suffered a partial loss of vision in one eye.  The assailant, who reportedly used a canister of cleaning fluid containing hydrochloric acid, told detectives that she herself had been attacked with acid when she was younger. She stayed in the station after the attack and showed photographs of herself with burns, La Provence newspaper reported.    


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