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  • Pussy Riot member treated in Berlin for suspected poisoning

    September 16, 2018 3:11 PM 10

    Verzilov was first hospitalized in Moscow on Tuesday and had remained in intensive care, Pussy Riot members said this week. Maria Alekhina, a member of the group, told The Associated Press that he regained consciousness Friday. Verzilov, his partner Veronika Nikulshina and two other Pussy Riot members served 15-day jail sentences for running onto field

  • Survivor the Kitty still has nine lives despite Florence’s best efforts

    September 15, 2018 11:06 PM 10

    It looked like they were close, the man and his young cat, and Simmons smiled at the thought. “His momma was in there,” Simmons said, referencing his home. “But she’s a wild cat.” All day, Simmons said, he’d watched the small boats arrive in his neighborhood and watched them haul away his neighbors. His house hadn’t been flooded, he said. The water rose and stopped

  • Florida officials respond to Trump’s claim, without evidence, that Puerto Rico deaths are made up

    September 15, 2018 4:33 PM 16

    In a Tuesday press update on Florence, he called his administration’s response to Maria an “unsung success,” while also falsely claiming Puerto Rico “had no electricity essentially before the storm.” As Florence approached the Carolinas on Thursday morning, Trump’s frustrations over persistent Maria criticism boiled over on Twitter, where he floated

  • Trump wants $200 billion in China tariffs despite talks, sources say

    September 14, 2018 7:11 PM 13

    U.S. President Donald Trump instructed aides on Thursday to proceed with tariffs on about $200 billion more in Chinese products despite his Treasury secretary’s attempt to restart talks with Beijing to resolve the trade war, according to four people familiar with the matter. But an announcement of the new round of tariffs has been delayed as the administration

  • Manafort expected to plead guilty before new trial

    September 14, 2018 3:01 PM 15

    It’s unclear how the possible deal might affect Manafort’s pursuit of a pardon from U.S. President Donald Trump. The president has signalled that he’s sympathetic to Manafort’s cause, and in comments to Politico, his attorney-spokesman Rudy Giuliani said a plea without a co-operation agreement wouldn’t foreclose the possibility of a pardon. Manafort

  • Trump tweets rejection of Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria

    September 13, 2018 2:19 PM 13

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday falsely accused Democrats of inflating the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year, rejecting a government assessment that the storm had claimed nearly 3,000 lives. Trump inaccurately stated that only six to 18 people died “after” the storm hit the island and said Democrats padded the death toll by including

  • Six dead, including gunman and his wife, in California shooting rampage

    September 13, 2018 9:48 AM 15

    A gunman killed five people in back-to-back shootings in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday evening before turning the gun on himself when he was confronted by a deputy, authorities said. The violence began about 5:20 p.m. local time, when the man showed up to a trucking business with his wife and confronted another man, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood

  • SUV crashes into crowd in central China, killing nine

    September 12, 2018 7:59 PM 9

    Calls to the Hengdong county public security bureau rang unanswered while an official who picked up the phone at the county government office would only confirm the death toll before hanging up the phone. China has experienced violent attacks in public places in recent years, including bombings and arson of buses and buildings, sometimes by people trying

  • Missouri boy miraculously survives after meat skewer pierces skull

    September 12, 2018 3:45 PM 11

    HARRISONVILLE, MO.—A 10-year-old Missouri boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back of his head. But miraculously, that’s where Xavier Cunningham’s bad luck ended. The skewer had completely missed Xavier’s eye, brain, spinal cord and major blood

  • Trump set a new dishonesty record in August, his third straight record month

    September 12, 2018 1:28 PM 10

    WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump has broken his own dishonesty record for the third consecutive month. Trump made 321 false claims in August. That shattered his previous record of 280, in July, which had beaten his previous record of 268, in June. Trump’s wildly dishonest August was capped by an 83-false-claim week that began Monday, Aug. 27. (The week continued