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Trump disowns Obamacare again as GOP repeal plan effectively collapses

Trump disowns Obamacare again as GOP repeal plan effectively collapsesThe president says that neither he nor Republicans are going to take the blame for problems related to America’s current health care law hours after the bill to repeal and replace it was rendered dead in the Senate.



Minneapolis police officer has yet to talk to investigators

Minneapolis police officer has yet to talk to investigatorsMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four days after a Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape, the officer has yet to talk with investigators, and his attorney has given no indication he ever will.



California wildfire explodes in size as blazes scorch U.S. West

California wildfire explodes in size as blazes scorch U.S. WestBy Stephen Lam MARIPOSA, Calif. (Reuters) - A wildfire that has forced thousands of Californians to flee their homes exploded in size on Wednesday, threatening a picturesque gold rush town outside Yosemite National Park as dozens of blazes scorched the U.S. West. More than 2,000 firefighters have contained just 7 percent of the Detwiler Fire, which is approaching the town of Mariposa and tiny communities in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Cal Fire state agency said on its website. The blaze has mushroomed to 46,000 acres (18,000 hectares), an increase of about 20,000 acres (8,094 hectares) compared with the day before, and is threatening some 1,500 structures.



Fox News reporter walks out of off-camera press briefing and throws parting shot at White House

Fox News reporter walks out of off-camera press briefing and throws parting shot at White HouseFox News reporter John Roberts has thrown some shade at Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, for the White House’s refusal to hold daily on-camera press briefings. In recent weeks, the White House has begun to hold off-camera briefings almost daily – a departure from previous administrations when daily on-camera briefings were the norm. Mr Trump's press staff have said the change is meant to draw more attention to the President's remarks, but some reporters have asserted that the White House “should have the backbone” to answer questions during on-camera proceedings.



All You Need To Know About USS Gerald Ford

All You Need To Know About USS Gerald FordThe supercarrier is set to be commissioned by President Donald Trump on July 22, 2017.



US senator criticizes Pruitt in Oklahoma ethics probe

US senator criticizes Pruitt in Oklahoma ethics probeOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic member of the U.S. Senate committee that conducted confirmation hearings for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a letter Tuesday that Oklahoma's former attorney general presented "inconsistent and contradictory statements" to the panel.



America’s Not First. It’s Third.

America’s Not First. It’s Third.The United States slips behind France and the U.K. in this year’s soft-power ranking.



MH370 search reveals hidden undersea world

MH370 search reveals hidden undersea worldThe painstaking search for missing flight MH370 has uncovered a previously unknown undersea world of volcanoes, deep valleys and soaring ridges, according to detailed maps released by Australia. Although no trace of the Malaysia Airlines plane was found during the search in the southern Indian Ocean -- the most expensive ever of its kind -- large volumes of data showing a detailed picture of the sea floor had to be collected to guide the probe. "It is estimated that only 10 to 15 percent of the world's oceans have been surveyed with the kind of technology used in the search for MH370," Geoscience Australia's environmental geoscience chief Stuart Minchin said late Wednesday.



Boy, 10, Who Died After Trip to Neighborhood Pool Had Fentanyl in His System

Boy, 10, Who Died After Trip to Neighborhood Pool Had Fentanyl in His SystemAlton Banks started vomiting at his Overtown home after a trip to the neighborhood pool on June 23. He died that night.



Putin shows off Russian advances at MAKS-2017 Aviation and Space Salon

Putin shows off Russian advances at MAKS-2017 Aviation and Space SalonThe MAKS airshow and exhibition is a major international event in the aerospace business. Here are photos from the first day of this year’s gathering.



Democrats rolling out 2018 midterms message next week

Democrats rolling out 2018 midterms message next weekDemocrats will begin rolling out their message for the 2018 midterm elections next week, Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., the No. 4 House Democrat, told reporters.



GOP Rep. Rohrabacher gets to the bottom of Martian civilization: There wasn’t any

GOP Rep. Rohrabacher gets to the bottom of Martian civilization: There wasn’t anyA Republican lawmaker asked a panel of NASA scientists Tuesday for opinions on whether Mars could have had civilized life “thousands of years ago.”



Australian prime minister demands answers on Minneapolis police shooting

Australian prime minister demands answers on Minneapolis police shooting(Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer over the weekend "shocking" and "inexplicable" and said his diplomats were seeking answers from U.S. authorities. A Minneapolis police officer shot Justine Damond, who was originally from Sydney, around midnight Saturday while responding to an emergency call she had placed about a possible assault behind her house in a quiet residential neighborhood. Turnbull said he and the Australian consul-general in Chicago were "seeking answers," in a television interview on Wednesday morning in Australia (Tuesday evening in the U.S.).



Charlie Gard doctors remain 'unconvinced' after flying visit by US neurosurgeon who said he could treat him

Charlie Gard doctors remain 'unconvinced' after flying visit by US neurosurgeon who said he could treat himThe British doctors caring for Charlie Gard are understood to remain unconvinced by an American neurosurgeon who claimed he could treat the little boy. Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) staff spent five and half hours on Tuesday locked in discussions with Dr Michio Hirano, a US specialist who flew back to the US on Tuesday night. Charlie’s mother Connie Yates was also present at the meeting to determine the best course of action for her 11-month-old son. Dr Hirano had flown to London on Monday to examine the boy and assess brain scans carried out at the weekend. Timeline: Charlie Gard's parents' battle 02:17 Dr Hirano had said his experimental therapy could help treat Charlie, who suffers from a rare genetic disease. GOSH believes that Charlie has suffered irreversible brain damage and that life support should be withdrawn but his parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard, from Bedfont in west London, argue he should be transferred to a New York hospital for treatment from Dr Hirano.  A High Court has already ruled that Charlie be allowed to ‘die with dignity’ but agreed to further examination after hearing Dr Hirano’s therapy could significantly improve his quality of life. Dr Michio Hirano  Miss Yates, 31, thanked Dr Hirano and another specialist, who cannot be named, for flying in to see her child. She said: “Our gorgeous baby boy is still stable. We are at his bedside and feel satisfied he is not suffering or in any pain. As Charlie’s loving parents we are doing the right thing for our son in exploring all treatment options.” She said that Dr Hirano had requested a new MRI scan and a 30-minute EEG scan but that “GOSH preferred a longer EEG which the judge ordered”.  Miss Yates added: “Our son has now undergone the scans. We have facilitated the experts in every possible way. Charlie will be having some more tests shortly.” It is not clear what those tests are. Connie Yates and Chris Gard with baby Charlie Great Ormond Street has declined to comment on the discussions with Dr Hirano while the court case is ongoing. But it is understood the hospital failed to be persuaded by claims he had made in the High Court last week that he could help Charlie and that he had seen no evidence of irreversible brain damage. The hospital is understood to be sticking by its position statement issued last Thursday. In that statement, the hospital said: “It has been and remains the unanimous view of all those caring for charlie at Great Ormond Street that withdrawal of ventilation and palliative care are all that the hospital can offer him consistent with his welfare. "That is because in the view of his treating team and all those from whom GOSH obtained second opinions, he has no quality of life and no real prospect of any quality of life.” The case will come back to the High Court on Friday with further hearings expected next week that will finally decide the fate of Charlie,who suffers from mitochondrial depletion syndrome. His doctors say he is blind, deaf, unable to move and badly brain damaged, with no hope of recovery. The case has become a cause celebre with interventions from Donald trump and the Vatican in support of Charlie’s parents. The Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court have both uphold the decision of Mr Justice Francis in the High Court that Charlie’s life support be withdrawn.



Iran's president says his country will 'stand up to' US

Iran's president says his country will 'stand up to' USTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president said Wednesday that it will stand up to the United States and reciprocate for any new sanctions that Washington imposes on the Islamic republic.



The Latest: British American Tobacco buying Reynolds OKd

The Latest: British American Tobacco buying Reynolds OKdRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on London-based British American Tobacco's purchase of Reynolds American Inc., the second-largest U.S. cigarette company (all times local):



Saudi woman in miniskirt video arrested after public outcry

Saudi woman in miniskirt video arrested after public outcryA Saudi woman has been arrested for defying the kingdom's strict dress code by walking around in a miniskirt and crop top in a video that sparked public outrage.



Ukraine rebels announce new 'state'

Ukraine rebels announce new 'state'Russian-backed rebels fighting against Kiev on Tuesday announced a plan to create a new "state" they said would take the place of Ukraine and have its capital in their territory. Ukraine's pro-Western authorities immediately ridiculed the idea as a Kremlin project that they would never allow to get off the ground. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in turn called the plan the "personal initiative" of rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko and said that "Moscow learnt about it this morning from media", in comments to Russian news agency RIA Novosti.



Biggest Loser Study Reveals New Findings About Low-Carb Diets

Biggest Loser Study Reveals New Findings About Low-Carb DietsStop falling for the hype.



Tomb Of King Tutankhamun’s Wife’s Likely Discovered, Archaeologists Say

Tomb Of King Tutankhamun’s Wife’s Likely Discovered, Archaeologists SayArchaeologists say that the tomb of King Tutankhamun’s wife, Ankhesenamun, is likely to have been finally discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.



Small plane makes emergency landing on Long Island highway

Small plane makes emergency landing on Long Island highwayA Cessna plane pilot is being praised for his successful emergency landing on a Long Island highway that included flying under an overpass.



Trump complains Republicans ‘never’ tout their health care bill

Trump complains Republicans ‘never’ tout their health care billHours before meeting with GOP senators at the White House, the president made a last-ditch Twitter pitch to save their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.



Fugitive on the Lam for 4 Years Gets Arrested After Flagging Down Cop for a Ride

Fugitive on the Lam for 4 Years Gets Arrested After Flagging Down Cop for a RideJansen Simon, 30, had been wanted for aggravated second-degree battery since 2013.



Philippine police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singapore woman

Philippine police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singapore womanBy Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police said on Thursday they had arrested 43 foreigners for kidnapping a Singaporean woman at a casino resort in the capital, highlighting security concerns that have scared high-stakes gamblers away from Manila. Police said the gang, including people from China and Southeast Asia, was believed to be a loan-shark syndicate targeting foreign high-rollers, with 11 similar cases reported since 2015. The Philippines is one of the fastest-growing casino hubs in Asia, after Macau and Singapore, with the opening of several resorts over the past two years.



Brothers, 5 and 2, crash mom's car on way to see grandfather

Brothers, 5 and 2, crash mom's car on way to see grandfatherRED HOUSE, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old who wanted to visit their grandfather took their mother's car for a 3-mile (5 kilometers) ride on a curvy, winding road before crashing it and escaping unharmed.



'Hang in There.' Muslim Senate Candidate Gets Support From Republican Incumbent

'Hang in There.' Muslim Senate Candidate Gets Support From Republican Incumbent"It's unfortunate that this is the type of discourse that has become acceptable"



Fresh Ukraine clashes kill 2 as rebels plan new 'state'

Fresh Ukraine clashes kill 2 as rebels plan new 'state'Fresh clashes in east Ukraine left two soldiers dead Wednesday in a spike in fighting as a key rebel leader announced he planned to create a new "state". Kiev said the two servicemen were killed by shelling from Russian-backed rebels some 40 kilometres north of the insurgent capital Donetsk, the deadliest daily toll in two weeks. Another four soldiers and two civilians were wounded in mortar fire, it said, accusing rebels of using heavy weapons banned by ceasefire agreements.



Elon Musk reveals what his tunnel under LA has to do with Mars

Elon Musk reveals what his tunnel under LA has to do with MarsThere’s been a significant amount of mystery and speculation around Elon Musk’s Boring Company—his effort to bore tunnels under LA to bypass traffic—and its possible connection to SpaceX.  On Wednesday, Musk removed some of that mystery. SEE ALSO: What mysterious plan does Elon Musk have for X.com? Appearing as a guest at the International Space Station Research and Development (ISSR&D) Conference in Washington, D.C., Musk spent most of his time talking about the most recent SpaceX missions and his thoughts about international space travel efforts.  But during the Q&A session, one audience member asked what we've all been wondering: Is the Boring Company really just practice for building tunnels on Mars?  "I do think getting good at digging tunnels could be really helpful for Mars," said Musk. "It would be a different optimization for a Mars boring machine versus an Earth boring machine. For sure there's going to be a lot of icing mining on Mars, and mining in general to get raw materials." Yes, of course, we'd need to use boring machines to help us find resources and mine ice. Sounds reasonable. But enough of the coy, self-effacing routine, what about those amazing cities on the covers of the science fiction novels we all know you read as a child?  "And then, along the way, building underground habitats where you could get radiation shielding… you could build an entire city underground if you wanted to," said Musk. "People are still going to want to go to the surface from time to time, but you can build a tremendous amount underground with the right boring technology on Mars. So I do think there is some overlap in that technology development arena."   Musk wouldn't go as far as saying that the primary ( secret?) intent of the Boring Company was to test Mars colony-building techniques, rather than merely defeating Earth traffic, but with these statements, he came pretty close.  Along those lines, another attendee asked Musk about the oft-mentioned potential risks to the human body related to space travel on the way to Mars (radiation damage, etc.).  To his credit, in answering, he remained upfront about the risks associated with his dream of putting humans on Mars.  "Going to Mars is not for the faint of heart," said Musk. "It's risky, dangerous, uncomfortable, and you might die. Now, do you wont to go? For some the answer will be: Hell no. For some, it will be: Hell yes."  That answer drew laughter from the audience, but it's a real concern that he's not attempting to diminish. However, looking decades forward, Musk doesn't think the issue of radiation will stop humans from traveling into space on a routine basis.  "I don't think you'll get irradiated to death," said Musk. "With some moderate shielding we can cut down on a large percent of incremental radiation, so the marginal risk of cancer isn't something that's going to be a show stopper." That said, Musk warned, again, "If safety is your top goal, I wouldn't go to Mars."  WATCH: Elon Musk's vision for traffic-skipping underground tunnels looks pretty incredible WATCH: Elon Musk's vision for traffic-skipping underground tunnels looks pretty incredible



India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panels

India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panelsIndia has added solar panels to the roof of a train in a national first as it tries to reduce its massive carbon footprint and modernise its vast colonial-era rail network. The lighting, fans and information displays inside the train -- once powered by diesel -- will run off the sun's energy after the panels were fitted to the carriage. The train has begun journeys around the capital New Delhi, helping move just some of the 23 million passengers who use India's rail network every day.



2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT DemonBang! It's over.



Donald Trump hits out at Jeff Sessions over attorney general's 'unfair' recusal from Russia probe

Donald Trump hits out at Jeff Sessions over attorney general's 'unfair' recusal from Russia probeDonald Trump has launched an extraordinary attack on Jeff Sessions, one of his earliest supporters in Washington, saying he had been treated "very unfairly" by his attorney general. In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times on Wednesday,  the President said he never would have appointed Mr Sessions to the post had he known he would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation. Mr Trump said his attorney general's decision to recuse himself from all matters related to Russia was "very unfair to the president." "Sessions should have never recused himself," Mr Trump told the paper, "and if he was going to recuse himself he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else." Profile | Jeff Sessions He also criticised Mr Sessions' testimony during Senate confirmation hearings when Mr Sessions said he had not had “communications with the Russians”, despite having met Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak twice. “Jeff Sessions gave some bad answers,” the president said. “He gave some answers that were simple questions and should have been simple answers, but they weren’t.” Mr Sessions' recusal, announced following revelations that he had failed to disclose meetings with Russia's ambassador to the US, effectively paved the way for the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel. Mr Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential ties between the Russian government and Trump campaign aides has cast a growing cloud on Trump's administration. In the interview, Mr Trump also appeared to threaten Mr Mueller, suggesting he had damaging information on the former FBI director. The Donald Trump campaign’s Russia connections The President said Mr Mueller's selection for the job was a conflict of interest because Mr Trump had interviewed him to serve as the replacement FBI director. "There were many other conflicts that I haven't said, but I will at some point," Mr Trump said. He lobbed similar conflict of interest charges at acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, saying he was annoyed to learn where Mr Sessions' deputy was from.  “There are very few Republicans in Baltimore, if any,” he said. Mr Rosenstein earlier told Fox News that he was confident Mr. Mueller could avoid any conflict of interests. “We have a process with the department to take care of that,” he said. He also accused former FBI Director James Comey of briefing him on a dossier of unverified, incriminating information, complied by a former British spy, in an effort to gain leverage over the soon-to-be president. “In my opinion, he shared it so that I would think he had it out there,” Mr Trump said. As leverage? “Yeah, I think so. In retrospect.” Five things you need to know about the Trump dossier 02:20 The Justice Department declined to comment on the interview. Mr Trump also addressed the previously undisclosed conversation he had with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a dinner for world leaders at a summit in Germany. The president said the pair spoke for about 15 minutes at the dinner and said the conversation consisted of "pleasantries more than anything else" - though he said he and Putin also discussed adoption. Russia had banned Americans from adopting Russian children in response to the Magnitsky Act, passed by Congress in 2012, which allowed the U.S. to impose sanctions on Russians deemed as human rights violators. It's the same topic Mr Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., says he discussed with a Russian lawyer at a meeting that has drawn intense scrutiny - a coincidence Trump described in the interview as "interesting." 



Officer who shot Australian woman felt called to police work

Officer who shot Australian woman felt called to police workMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman in an alley shortly after she called 911 to report a possible crime is a Somali-American and father who felt called to work in law enforcement after getting a college degree in business.



42 Sweet Strawberry Desserts You Can't Resist

42 Sweet Strawberry Desserts You Can't Resist



Scales tip in AIDS fight as death rates decline, treatment rates rise

Scales tip in AIDS fight as death rates decline, treatment rates riseThe scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005, the United Nations said on Thursday. In its latest global report on the pandemic, which has killed around 35 million people worldwide since it began in the 1980s, the UNAIDS agency said there were particularly encouraging signs in Africa, a continent ravaged by the disease. Eastern and southern Africa are leading the way, reducing new HIV infections by nearly 30 percent since 2010, the report said.



Transitional Justice Working Group Maps North Korea's Mass Killings

Transitional Justice Working Group Maps North Korea's Mass KillingsWe don’t know when there will be a trial or other steps to hold perpetrators of the human rights abuses accountable, but that time will come, and we want to be as ready as possible,” Dan Bielefeld, a web developer and human rights activist from Milwaukee said.



Sold by IS in Raqa, Yazidi female fighters back for revenge

Sold by IS in Raqa, Yazidi female fighters back for revengeShe was trafficked into Raqa as a sex slave by the Islamic State group but managed to escape. Now Yazidi fighter Heza is back to avenge the horrors she and thousands of others suffered. "When I started fighting, I lifted some of the worries from my heart," she says, surrounded by fellow Yazidi militia women in Raqa's eastern Al-Meshleb district.



Iraqi officer seeks vengeance in Mosul, where killings mount

Iraqi officer seeks vengeance in Mosul, where killings mountMOSUL, Iraq (AP) — For one Iraqi lieutenant, the fight against the Islamic State group in Mosul has been a slow, methodical quest for revenge. For three years, he has hunted for two IS militants from his village who he believes killed his father. Along the way, he has shot to death detained militants after interrogating them, he acknowledges unapologetically.



This Private Jet Has the Equivalent of a Moonroof

This Private Jet Has the Equivalent of a MoonroofThe aircraft—which is expected to be worth $100 million—might feature the most over-the-top amenity in aviation history



Fishermen find an 18-foot-long sea giant in their nets and, no, we're not freaking out

Fishermen find an 18-foot-long sea giant in their nets and, no, we're not freaking outLightning struck twice for the crew of the trawler ship Cú na Mara. On Tuesday, they caught their second rare giant squid in the waters off the Dingle coast in Ireland, two months after their first. SEE ALSO: Researchers found the body of a 25-foot-long shark, and it's grim but strangely beautiful The Cú na Mara had been trawling the area where they had found their first giant squid when they landed their surprise second. The sea monster was 18 feet from top to longest tentacle— 2 feet shorter than the first squid the crew caught in May.  "When we opened the net we couldn't believe it, that it was another one," said the captain of the Cú na Mara, Patrick Flannery, in an interview with RTE. "The lads were very excited. What are the chances of two in the one year?" Another Giant Squid landed in Dingle. Only 7th recorded in Ireland in 350 years. Amazingly 4 have been caught by Flannery family! @rtenews pic.twitter.com/1gWBYZr045 — Seán Mac an tSíthigh (@Buailtin) July 18, 2017 The crew's giant squid landing in May was the first in Dingle in 22 years. "Only seven have been recorded [in Dingle] since records began almost 350 years ago," said Marine Biologist Dr. Kevin Flannery. "The very first giant squid recorded in Ireland was also landed in Dingle, when fishermen brought one ashore in 1673." Legends told of a sea creature that sunk ships and drowned fishermen.Image: wikimedia commons/Mary Evans Picture Library/AlamyThe elusive giant squid has been the subject of sea lore throughout history. The ancient Norse legend of a sea monster called the Kraken told of a tentacled beast with the power to capsize ships and drag fishermen to their water graves. It's now widely accepted that the tales originated from sightings of humongous giant squids. Like many myths, the gory details of these accounts are likely to be untrue. However, it's difficult to know how these giant sea monsters live and behave. Sightings of this deep-ocean dwelling animal are extremely rare. The largest giant squid on record was 59 feet in length and weighed almost a ton.  The Cú na Mara's latest catch is an exciting achievement as each giant squid landing presents a scientists with the opportunity to learn more about this mysterious creature of the deep. WATCH: Algae emitting eerie blue glow makes this beach look otherworldy



More Americans want Trump's impeachment than Nixon's amid Watergate, poll finds

More Americans want Trump's impeachment than Nixon's amid Watergate, poll findsMore Americans would like to see Donald Trump impeached than wanted Richard Nixon impeached amid the Watergate scandal that led to that that president’s resignation. For Republicans, 12 per cent support Mr Trump’s impeachment, compared to 7 per cent who supported the same for Nixon six months into his second term. Just 34 per cent of Democrats wanted to impeach Nixon, compared to a whopping 70 per cent who want to see Mr Trump impeached, according to a poll from the Monmouth University Polling Institute.



Turns Out T. Rex Would’ve Broken its Tiny Legs if it Tried to Run

Turns Out T. Rex Would’ve Broken its Tiny Legs if it Tried to RunThe king of the dinosaurs had a major flaw



Everything You Need to Know About the Chipotle Outbreak

Everything You Need to Know About the Chipotle OutbreakIs it safe to eat at Chipotle? Customers reported experiencing painful norovirus symptoms ranging from severe stomach discomfort, nausea, dizziness, and dehydration to vomiting and diarrhea—which even drove two victims to the hospital. "We are working with health authorities to understand what the cause may be and to resolve the situation as quickly as possible," Jim Marsden, Chipotle's executive director of food safety, told Business Insider.



Israel's Netanyahu confident German submarines deal will be signed

Israel's Netanyahu confident German submarines deal will be signedBy Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he believed that a $2 billion submarine deal with Germany will be signed after a police investigation into corruption allegations in the affair is completed. The German Defence Ministry and Israeli Foreign Ministry have declined to comment. "Matters will be cleared up and I believe the deal will go ahead," Netanyahu said in Budapest in a briefing to Israeli reporters traveling with him on an Eastern European visit.



What's In iOS 10.3.3? This Could Be Final Update Before iOS 11

What's In iOS 10.3.3? This Could Be Final Update Before iOS 11Apple released iOS 10.3.3 Wednesday, which could be the final software update before iOS 11 is released this September.



China urges India withdrawal in standoff, stages drills

China urges India withdrawal in standoff, stages drillsBEIJING (AP) — China renewed a call for India to immediately withdraw its troops from disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains, following a report that Chinese forces recently held live firing drills in the region.



18 Lemon Desserts Even Choc-O-Holics Can't Ignore

18 Lemon Desserts Even Choc-O-Holics Can't Ignore



NAFTA changes could cost US auto industry jobs, raise car prices: study

NAFTA changes could cost US auto industry jobs, raise car prices: studyImposing new tariffs on imports from Canada and Mexico could raise the price of new cars in the US by an average of $1,100 and eliminate as many as 50,000 US jobs, according to a new study Wednesday. The Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) said the study shows the dangers of changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, including steps such as a border adjustment tax or new duties. Xavier Mosquet, a senior partner at the Boston Consulting Group and lead author of the study conducted for MEMA, said the motor vehicle sector depends on an integrated supply chain with plants in Canada, Mexico and the United States.



How many nukes are in the world and what could they destroy?

How many nukes are in the world and what could they destroy?Tensions over nuclear weapons have been raised further after North Korea claimed to have successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile.  This latest move comes amid increasing concern over North Korea's military capabilities, with the new US administration upping its rhetoric in response.  While the Pyongyang regime increases the frequency with which it is conducting missile tests, Donald Trump's defence secretary Jim 'Mad Dog' Mattis has warned North Korea of an "effective and overwhelming" response if Pyongyang used nuclear weapons. Elsewhere, rhetoric hints at a return of the expansion of nuclear arsenals across the world. In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of defence chiefs that strengthening nuclear capability should be a key objective for 2017. Donald Trump then took to Twitter to respond, vowing to do the same. The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016 Such rhetoric has led to concerns about the world's nuclear capacity and the unpredictability of those in charge of the warheads. It seems the world is a long way from "coming to its senses" - with millions of kilotons already in military service around the world. Between them, the world's nuclear-armed states have around 15,000 warheads - the majority of which belong to the US and Russia. It is estimated that just under 10,000 of these are in military service, with the rest awaiting dismantlement, according to the Arms Control Association.  Putin says Russia should strengthen its nuclear arsenal 00:51 Which countries have nuclear weapons? There are five nuclear-weapon states in the world: China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States. These are officially recognised as possessing such weapons by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. This treaty acknowledges and legitimises their arsenals, but they are not supposed to build or maintain them forever. Indeed, they have committed to eliminate them.  There are also four other countries that have nuclear weapons: Pakistan, India, Israel and North Korea. These countries didn't sign the Treaty, and together possess an estimated 340 nuclear weapons.  But it's Russia and the US that have by far the most in the world - dominating all other countries by collectively sharing 88 per cent of the world's arsenal of stockpiled nukes. This figure increases to 93 per cent when we consider retired nukes.  How the world's 15,000 nukes are divided How deadly could these nuclear weapons be? The world's current collection of 14,900 nuclear weapons possesses enough power to kill millions of people and flatten dozens of cities.  According to Telegraph research, it is estimated that the US and Russian arsenals combined have power equating to 6,600 megatons. This is a tenth of the total solar energy received by Earth every minute. According to the NukeMap website, the dropping of the B-83, the largest bomb in the current US arsenal, would kill 1.4m people in the first 24 hours. A further 3.7m people would be injured, as the thermal radiation radius reached 13.km.  Likewise, the "Tsar Bomba" is the largest USSR bomb tested. If this bomb was dropped on New York, it is estimated that it could kill 7.6m people and injure 4.2m more. The nuclear fallout could reach an approximate area of 7,880km on a 15mph wind, impacting millions more people.  Both America and Russia's arsenals are regulated by several treaties that place limits on the numbers and kinds of warheads and delivery systems they have.   If either country were to expand their nuclear capacity even further, as Trump and Putin have hinted at, it could shatter these agreements and plunge the world into a new Cold War. North Korean missile ranges Our figures on nuclear weapons, based on statistics from the Arms Control Association, are mainly estimates because of the secretive nature with which most governments treat information about their arsenals. 



Case against officer who killed unarmed motorist is dropped

Case against officer who killed unarmed motorist is droppedCINCINNATI (AP) — A white university police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop won't face a third murder trial, a prosecutor announced Tuesday while saying he's asking federal authorities to consider possible civil rights charges.