UK hunts culprit behind leak of envoy’s frank Trump missives

UK hunts culprit behind leak of envoy’s frank Trump missives

The British government was hunting Monday for the source of a leak of diplomatic cables from Britain’s ambassador in Washington that branded President Donald Trump’s administration “dysfunctional” and “inept.” British officials are embarrassed by the publication of Kim Darroch’s unflattering assessment — but more alarmed that sensitive confidential information has been leaked, possibly for political ends. The leaked cables were intended for senior U.K. ministers and civil servants, and officials believe the mole will be…

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Rainbow flag again set on fire at New York gay bar

Rainbow flag again set on fire at New York gay bar

For the second time in a little over a month, a rainbow flag at the entrance to a New York City gay bar was set aflame. Alibi Lounge owner Alexi Minko said staff members alerted by someone on the street found the flag had been set on fire between 12:20 and 12:45 a.m. Monday. New York City police were already investigating a possible anti-gay bias crime after rainbow flags at the Harlem bar’s entrance were…

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Intl court convicts Congo rebel leader known as ‘Terminator’

Intl court convicts Congo rebel leader known as ‘Terminator’

The International Criminal Court on Monday convicted a notorious rebel commander known as “The Terminator” of 18 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery for his role in atrocities in a bloody ethnic conflict in a mineral-rich region of Congo in 2002-2003. Bosco Ntaganda, who maintained his innocence during his trial, faces a maximum life sentence following his convictions at the global court. He showed no emotion as…

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‘Start Here’: 2 quakes rattle California and financier accused of sex trafficking

‘Start Here’: 2 quakes rattle California and financier accused of sex trafficking

It’s Monday, July 8, 2019. Let’s start here. 1. Massive earthquakes Two powerful earthquakes rattled Southern California over the holiday weekend, leaving residents on edge as officials warned of thousands of aftershocks during the week. “When you talk to people here in Ridgecrest, they’re still very concerned,” ABC News’ Marcus Moore tells “Start Here” Monday. “There’s a real feeling that people … don’t know what’s going to happen next.” Friday’s 7.1 magnitude quake hit near…

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Iran says Europe has 60 days to save nuclear deal

Iran says Europe has 60 days to save nuclear deal

Iran remains open to diplomacy to save its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers but has “no hope” in the international community, the country’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday, as the Islamic Republic broke the limit the agreement put on its enrichment of uranium. Abbas Mousavi said he had no information on how far Iran had taken its enrichment, though a top aide to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei previously suggested Iran had a need…

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Mexican president gets little backlash for migrant crackdown

Mexican president gets little backlash for migrant crackdown

Mexican police, soldiers and National Guard are raiding hotels, buses and trains to round up migrants, creating scenes of weeping Central American mothers piled into police vans along with their children and overflowing detention centers with deplorable conditions. Such scenes have caused an outcry in the United States, but in Mexico there has been little backlash against the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador even though his country has historically had a deep sympathy…

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American couple’s jet ski recovered after mysterious disappearance

American couple’s jet ski recovered after mysterious disappearance

Authorities recovered a jet ski over the weekend bearing the same registration number as the one an American couple was riding before they went missing in Barbados last month. French Navy officers found the missing jet ski hundreds of miles away in Guadeloupe on Saturday, nearly two weeks after Magdalena Devil and Oscar Suarez, of New Jersey, vanished at sea, authorities said. There were no signs of the missing couple. The pair disappeared on June…

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Cabinet of curiosities: 15,000 ink samples at Secret Service

Cabinet of curiosities: 15,000 ink samples at Secret Service

In a cabinet inside a modest laboratory in downtown Washington are rows and rows of ink samples in plastic squeeze bottles and small glass jars. To the untrained eye, it’s just a bunch of blackish liquid with strange names like “moldy sponge” or “green grass.” But to the U.S. Secret Service agents who use the samples, they are the clues that could save the president from an assassination attempt. Or stops a counterfeit ring. Or…

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Archdiocese removes prominent Detroit priest from pulpit

Archdiocese removes prominent Detroit priest from pulpit

A conservative Detroit priest renowned for his orchestral Masses and traditional Latin services has been removed from public ministry after the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit reviewed what it described as a “credible allegation” that he had abused a child decades ago. The announcement, made during services Sunday at the Rev. Eduard Perrone’s church, shocked parishioners and came a month after The Associated Press began asking the pastor himself, the archdiocese and law enforcement authorities…

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Quakes push Californians to prepare for the next big jolt

Quakes push Californians to prepare for the next big jolt

Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes. California is spending more than $16 million to install thousands of quake-detecting sensors statewide that officials say will give utilities and trains precious seconds to shut down before the shaking starts. Gov. Gavin Newsom said it’s time residents…

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