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US warns it may leave UN Human Rights Council


A number of countries that sit on the UN Human Rights Council are not cooperating with worldwide experts who want to shed light on abuses, UN rights chief Zeid Al-Hussein said Tuesday in Geneva . "If the Human Rights Council is going to be an organization we entrust to protect and promote human rights, it must change", she declared . Writing in the Post , she asked "whether the Human Rights Council actually supports human rights or is merely a showcase for dictatorships that use their ... Read More »

Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburst


For the second time since he allegedly murdered two men and seriously wounded a third on May 26, Jeremy Christian interrupted a court hearing with shouts this morning. Christian was arraigned last week and yelled as he walked into the courtroom, saying: "Get out if you don't like free speech!" and "You call it terrorism; I call it patriotism". Read More »

Wray Is 'Opposite Of Draining The Swamp — Ex-FBI Agent

Christie, who has informally advised the president, was not charged in the case. He also helped coordinate the agency's response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. In an early morning two-sentence tweet, Trump said he meant to nominate Wray, a high-ranking official in George W. Bush's Justice Department. Another GOP senator was more cautious. Read More »

Twitter users, blocked by Trump, cry censorship

The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University in NY wrote the letter on behalf of the blocked tweeters. The lawyers, in a letter sent to Trump on Tuesday, argue that the USA president's account is a "public forum" from which the government is constitutionally barred from excluding people due to their opinions. Read More »

Coast Guard searching for man missing in North Carolina


The Coast Guard says the man was not wearing a flotation device. The search was called off at 7:19 a.m. after a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Merrimack River and a rescue helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod headed back out to the area at dawn. Read More »

DEA warns police, first responders about dangers of fentanyl


The study, published Wednesday in the International Journal of Drug Policy , provides another sign of fentanyl's dramatic rise in overdose deaths. Fentanyl is as much as 50 times more potent than heroin and "represents an unusual hazard for law enforcement", the agency says. Read More »

Lab supervisor: Castile gun was loaded, no round in chamber


After Castile was stopped, Yanez asked him to present his driver's license and insurance card. For example, he said Yanez should have ordered Castile to put his hands on his steering wheel or dashboard. Do you think the officer would have gone to trail if the livestream of the aftermath of the shooting hadn't gone viral? "People are not protected against the police", she replied. Read More »

At least 12 dead in Tehran attacks

An Iranian state-run news website says 12 people were killed and 42 wounded in attacks on the country's parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader. "As you know, some coward terrorists infiltrated a building. but they were seriously confronted", he said in a statement. The Parliament is reportedly under lockdown. Read More »

Islamic State group claims responsibility for the London attacks


The latest terror attack , just four days before the general election on June 8, comes less than two weeks after a suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, targeted a Manchester concert on May 22, killing 22 people. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was "heartbroken" to learn of Ms Archibald's death. A British government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the investigation confirmed the details of the Italian report , and said the ... Read More »

Climate action continues despite United States withdrawal: COP22 President


Here's what his ambassador to the United Nations says: " President Trump believes the climate is changing ". But other Trump administration officials have been a little more pointed in their climate change opinions. "The rest of the world is moving forward", said Gore, who in July will release his second global warming documentary, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power". Read More »

Fourth employee dies after Didion Milling blast


The blast and fire May 31 destroyed the corn milling plant in Cambria, a community about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northeast of Madison. Almost a dozen workers were taken to hospitals following the explosion and fire, which also leveled parts of the plant. Read More »

Beijing slams US, Japan's remarks on South China Sea


Earlier, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who was the keynote speaker delivering opening remarks of the Asia security conference, on Friday night praised the United States for its role in regional security over decades. "We're there, and I can give you absolute optimism on this issue", Mattis said. While the United States is unable to stop the North Koreans from abandoning their nuclear weapons program, they're going after the companies that do business with the government of Kim ... Read More »

Two Tri-State spellers eliminated from Scripps National Spelling Bee


He says the nerves hit him hard when he got onstage, but he is thrilled to be representing his home. "This is not something that comes easy". When her group of spellers took the stage, Edith was conspicuously absent, her seat empty. Six-year-old Edith, meanwhile, was treated like a celebrity as she walked the halls outside the ballroom. "It's been a great day", Debbi Mills said. Read More »

One gunman detained, shooting still continuing in Iran parliament

Saudi Arabia has itself been a target of numerous lethal attacks by IS affiliates in the Arabian Peninsula, who see the kingdom's Western-allied leadership as heretics. The militants are at war with Iranian-backed forces in Syria and Iraq, and view Shiites as apostates. Intensified gunfire was heard from the neighbouring offices as Fars news agency reported police had launched an assault. Read More »

She Prodded Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. He Did

The 18-year-old who had long battled depression and suicidal thoughts succumbed to carbon monoxide. He was found dead the following day in a U.S. parking lot several miles outside Boston. While legal experts say Carter may have encouraged him to take his own life, they have questioned whether it is enough to secure a conviction under involuntary manslaughter . Read More »

House sends municipal relief bill To Senate


Lawmakers responded to a crisis in the state's child welfare system with a roughly $500 million funding boost, which mostly went to Child Protective Services. Scholarships from the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students appears to be safe from cuts i... Justice separately met with Senate Republicans, Senate Democrats, House Republicans, and House Democrats during the intervening week and a half. Read More »

Coroner: Nevada woman says child's body in Illinois garage


Centreville police have turned the case over to Belleville Police because investigators say it's believed the child died in Belleville before her body was left in Centreville . Police found that body early Tuesday morning. Belleville Police said a "suspect" in the investigation has been identified and was being held Wednesday in Las Vegas on unrelated charges. Read More »

Cavs might redeem selves in Game 3

Duh. But Durant's significance in this series might not be for the reason you think. Klay Thompson has attempted 28 shots through the first two games of the NBA Finals , and though his math is a little off, the All-Star says he's fine with getting "only 12, 13 looks game". Read More »

Wednesday weather: Partly sunny, but rain expected tonight


Calm wind becoming south around 5 miles per hour in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. We'll keep a decent chance for showers and thunderstorms going for the day Friday . New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Sunday Night . Mostly clear, with a low around 69 degrees. Read More »

How Trump's proposed budget could affect the health care safety net


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is defending the Trump administration's proposal to slash funding for key K-12 and higher education programs while promoting school choice. Georgia Rep. Sanford Bishop said the cuts "fail the test of basic human decency". The facts are that the proposed budget cuts Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program by $616 billion, food stamp program by $191 billion, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program by $22 billion and Social Security ... Read More »