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Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

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The suspect faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and simple battery. The woman reportedly went to sleep for 22 hours due to head trauma. Floyd is a convicted felon, according to the sheriff's office. On the way to the vet the woman told police Floyd threatened to kill her family. Read More »

White House wants briefing on classified info: Giuliani

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Trump directed the Department of Justice last week to investigate whether the Obama administration improperly "infiltrated or surveilled" his campaign for "political purposes". It was unclear whom Trump was talking about, given that most of the people directly affected by the investigation have been limited to his inner circle and a handful of former campaign aides. Read More »

Flash flood smashes into Maryland community

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While 17 businesses permanently closed, almost two dozen new ones opened on the main drag, she said. Dozens of local businesses and hundreds of cars were destroyed. A Flash Flood Emergency remains in place. However, Howard County officials tweeted that there was "no call for volunteers or unsolicited donations" immediately, but urged people to look for updates on that front. Read More »

Seven injured in massive blaze at German theme park

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Dramatic images of the raging fire were widely captured by visitors to the theme park in Rust, southwestern Germany and shared on social media. Most of the park has now reopened. AFP said it took about 250 firefighters until Sunday morning to completely extinguish the fire. However, parts of the Dutch and Scandinavian-themed areas have been extensively damaged and remain closed. Read More »

Maryland's Ellicott City inundated by flash floods; crews conduct water rescues

The Howard County Food Bank is accepting donations in partnership with Ellicott City Partnership (ECP), a nonprofit "whose mission is to preserve the heritage and vitality of historic Ellicott City ", according to their website . Heavy rain is expected to continue in the area through at least 6:15 p.m., the National Weather Service reported. "Strong storms bringing heavy rain & potential for flash floods are now moving across central Maryland". Read More »

Moon Says Kim Wants U.S. Talks, Committed to Denuclearization

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Trump also said that talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have "gone very well". "What is unclear to Chairman Kim Jong Un is not the will for denuclearization, but the concern that if ( North Korea ) denuclearizes, whether the USA can end hostile relations and guarantee the security of the (Kim) regime", Moon said . Read More »

U.S., North Korean officials meet for talks on summit

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Trump on Thursday scrapped the summit after repeated threats by North Korea to pull out over what it saw as confrontational remarks by USA officials demanding unilateral disarmament. Rekindling hopes, Trump said it was even possible the meeting could take place on the originally planned June 12 date. Reporters were not notified of the summit beforehand and it was only attended by the two Koreas' incumbent and former spymasters: South Korea's National Intelligence Service Director Suh-hoon ... Read More »

Italian president's rejection of eurosceptic opens prospect of election

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Italy's premier-designate has told the president he has been unable to form what would have been western Europe's first populist government. The Italian president was reportedly under heavy pressure from Brussels, Berlin, and other centres of European power to abort the eurosceptic government, which they viewed as a threat to European stability. Read More »

Armed customer fatally shoots gunman who fired into restaurant

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Tilghman stood at the restaurant's entrance with a handgun and fired from the door before two men shot him, putting an end to "a very risky situation", Mathews told reporters at a news conference Friday. Such behavior by the suspected shooter, reported in January by local LGBT advocates, raises questions about whether a more proactive law enforcement reaction might have prevented yet another public shooting. Read More »

Board Cam Of Danica Patrick’s Final Race

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He won the road-course event at Indy earlier this month. Nobody led more laps, his pit stops were top shelf and he was the only driver that Team Penske really had to worry about for most of Sunday afternoon. Despite the hard hit, Patrick managed to climb out of the vehicle on her own. She finished 30th, her worst career finish at this race and only her second time out of the top 10. Read More »

Russian military personnel killed in Syria's Deir al-Zor - Ifax

Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP "several groups" of militants had attacked Syrian government forces near the town of Mayadin, located about 44 kilometers southeast of the provincial capital city of Dayr al-Zawr, and that some Russian nationals were with them at the time. Read More »

Trump says Mueller probe has 'destroyed' people's lives

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At the last minute, Rep. Adam B. Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was also included in the first meeting. A second briefing was scheduled for the Republican and Democratic leaders from the Senate and House of Representatives, known as the Gang of 8, according to a Justice Department spokeswoman. Read More »

Italy nears populist government with mandate for PM pick Conte

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After his meeting with Conte, Maurizio Martina of the Democratic Party, which badly lost the March elections and has vowed to stay in the opposition, continued to express doubt about the proposed populist government, calling the two leaders "inconsistent" and their program "superficial". Read More »

Giuliani: origin of Mueller probe 'illegitimate'

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Meanwhile, Democrats who attended a classified briefing about the informant with top DOJ officials last week said they saw " no evidence to support any allegation that the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any intelligence agency placed a spy in the Trump campaign". Read More »

Israeli forces injure over 100 protesters in Gaza

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Low-level demonstrations along the border have continued since protests peaked on 14 May, when at least 61 Palestinians died while tens of thousands of Gazans protested as the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Islamic Jihad operates with a measure of independence from Hamas. The sea wall, due to be complete by the end of the year, entails three layers below and above the Mediterranean surface, and will employ fortified rock as well as barbed wire, the ministry said. Read More »

N Korea’s Kim hopes Trump summit will ‘end history of confrontation’ - Moon

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Moon said . "It's moving along very nicely", he said. President Trump said on Friday that the summit might even be held on the originally scheduled date of June 12. "I think people want to see if we can get the meeting and get something done", he said. "What Kim is unclear about is that he has concerns about whether his country can surely trust the United States over its promise to end hostile relations (with North Korea) and provide a security guarantee if they do denuclearization", Moon ... Read More »

Four Russian servicemen killed in Syrian militant raid

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Four Russian soldiers have been killed in fighting in eastern Syria, Russia's Defense Ministry said, although a war monitor said the death toll was believed to be twice as high. Stay informed while on the go by subscribing to the Standard Group SMS service. The Syrian troops together with the Russian military from the military advisers' group entered the battle. Read More »

The F-35 Might Just Be the Ultimate Weapon (For Israel)

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Although the Israel Defense Forces spokesman later explained that the military didn't distribute the photo and there had been no intention to show it in public, it's doubtful whether Norkin decided on his own to contradict the military's stance and violate the room for denial that has been Israeli policy in recent years on military operations across the border. Read More »

Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE, says source

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The deal, earlier communicated to officials on Capitol Hill by the Commerce Department, requires ZTE to pay a substantial fine, place US compliance officers at the company and change its management team, the aide said. Lawmakers have warned the administration not to go easy on a company that brazenly violated U.S. sanctions against two rogue nations that were pursuing nuclear weapons production. Read More »

Amber Alert issued for abducted child in NY

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Saturday. If their efforts remain unsuccessful, the search will begin again on Sunday. According to published reports, Selena Hidalgo-Calderon was to be deported. Reyes says that he helped hide the body, but did not kill Selena. An Amber Alert was issued Friday morning. Described by family as a "hard-working" young mother from Guatemala, Selena Hidalgo-Calderon has been in the US since November 2016. Read More »

South Korea's Moon hopes Trump-Kim summit goes ahead as planned

Moon Jae-in with Kim Jong Un on Saturday. Moon went on to add that he "relayed the message that President Trump is firmly willing to end his country's hostile relationship with North Korea and enhance economic cooperation should Chairman Kim make a decision on complete denuclearization and implements it". Read More »

Ireland ends abortion ban

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Varadkar claimed Ireland was united - with men and women, almost every age group and every social class opting for reform in Friday's referendum . Some supporters had tears of joy running down their cheeks, and many women hugged each other. Read More »

Abe backs Trump's cancellation of U.S.-N. Korea summit

On Thursday, the White House released Trump's letter informing Kim that he was canceling their meeting in Singapore scheduled for June 12. "That hasn't changed. "The thing he was uncertain about was not denuclearization but concerns on whether he could trust that the United States would end its hostile policy and guarantee the security of his regime when the North denuclearizes itself". Read More »

Tropical storm watch canceled for New Orleans area as Alberto shifts east

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Expected storm surges along the Florida to Louisiana coast could swell two to four feet, with some areas getting as low as a foot but some topping three feet. Widespread rainfall of 3 to 6 inches is expected through the next several days due to tropical rain showers from Alberto . The NHC said the island's rain totals could reach 10 to 15 inches (25-38 centimetres) - and even 25 inches (65 centimetres) in isolated areas. Read More »

China agrees to "significantly increase" imports - but details to come

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CHINA will "significantly increase purchases" of United States goods, the White House said as Beijing's special envoy at talks in Washington declared a trade war has been averted between the world's two largest economies. The company is cutting the prices of its Model X and Model S cars in China by about 6% after Beijing said it would slash duties on imported passenger vehicles , starting July 1. Read More »

1-Year-Old Died in Hot Truck as Dad Caught Flight

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A one-year-old girl reportedly died after she was left all day inside a pickup truck at her family's home. She was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. and went directly to the elementary school. She took the baby out of the truck and started CPR until paramedics arrived, police said. So far, the parents have cooperated with investigators. Read More »

American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years arrives in US

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Senator Marco Rubio, R-Florida, who has Trump's ear on Latin America, said the couple's "release will in no way change US policy towards the dictatorship in Venezuela". Holt's family says "we are grateful to all who participated in this miracle". Holt and his family deny the charges. Senator Hatch said Holt was on his way to the United States and praised Corker's "pivotal efforts". Read More »

Joshua Holt, American held hostage in Venezuela, arrives in Washington

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who has Trump's ear on Latin America issues and spoke to Trump at length Friday night, said the couple's release "will in no way change USA policy toward the dictatorship in Venezuela ". President Donald Trump , in a tweet , described Holt as a " hostage " and said he expected to host Holt and his family at the White House on Saturday evening. Read More »

Trump spoke again about the meeting with the DPRK leader

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Trump highlighted the North's response in a tweet on Friday morning, calling it "warm and productive". He did not detail the nature of the new US communication with the North. And it's between North Korea and the USA right now. Under the Trump administration, the Central Intelligence Agency, where Mr Pompeo served as director before becoming secretary of state, has taken an unusually prominent role in back-channel negotiations. Read More »

Texas school shooting victim family sues attackers parents

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He told the BBC that he wanted his daughter's death to catalyse a change in U.S. gun laws. "The truth is that whatever we are doing as a society - or not doing - is not working", 17-year-old Megan McGuire said at a press conference held by Santa Fe High School students. Read More »

Investigators identify Russian military unit in downing of MH17 over Ukraine

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The team said Thursday that the Buk missile system was towed onto Ukrainian territory shortly before the attack and towed back onto Russian territory shortly afterwards. Nearly four years since this global tragedy, it is important that justice is served", Stoltenberg posted on Twitter. Westerbeke also called members of the public with knowledge about "control and use" of the missile to help the investigation, saying JIT "no longer wants to turn exclusively to the Russian authorities to ... Read More »

Boris Johnson Fooled by Russian Pranksters, Talks Nerve Agent Attack

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Details of the call were published in the pro-Kremlin tabloid newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda and those responsible expressed disappointment that Johnson had not made a fool of himself. A Whitehall investigation is now under way to determine how the callers were able to get through to the high-ranking minister. "Obviously this shouldn't have happened". Read More »

Top House Democrat Requests Probe Into How FBI Source's Name Was Leaked

But, after complaints by both parties, they added a second session for top Democrats and Republicans . In interviews this week - on ABC's " The View " and PBS' "New Hour" - Clapper defended the intelligence community's use of an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant, claiming the move had to do with the "Russians, not spying on the campaign" and Trump's accusations were "distorted". Read More »

Trump praises IN teacher for 'action' IN school shooting

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According to WTTV-TV (Indianapolis), several students described how Mr. Seaman rushed into action when the shooter opened fire. The name of the gunman was not released but police said he was a student. He said science teacher, 29-year-old Jason Seaman, likely averted a catastrophe. "If it wasn't for him. a lot of us could have been hurt", Ethan continued. Read More »

Utah Man Jailed In Venezuela Freed After Two Years

President Trump is celebrating the release of an American hostage from a Venezuelan prison. The hostage "should be landing in [Washington, D.C.] this evening and be in the White House, with his family, at about 7:00 P.M.", the president tweeted at 9:22 a.m . Read More »

Canada: Bomb blast injures over a dozen at Indian restaurant

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Meanwhile, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj tweeted from her official handle and said, "There is a blast in Indian restaurant Bombay Bhel in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada". Peel police said Friday all the injured have been released from the hospital. Both wore blue jeans and dark hoodies, and had covered their faces. According to Sgt Matt Bertram, who also spoke to reporters, "Nothing was said by these individuals. Read More »

Second exit poll projects large victory for Yes side in Abortion Referendum

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In 2013, the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act was passed which clearly defined what a legal abortion meant. The Irish Times has said that the vote has received an " unusually high turnout ". Michelle Sweeney has lived in Vancouver for the past year and drained her savings account for a last minute ticket home to Ireland on the afternoon of May 22. Read More »

MH17: Prosecutors point finger of blame at Russian Federation

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Russia has provided exhaustive evidence pointing to the involvement of the Ukrainian BUK system crews in the destruction of the MH17 flight, Russian Defense Ministry said. Dutch prosecutors said in 2016 they had identified 100 people of interest but did not reveal their identities. "We don't want to tell everything we know because then we are opening our cards to the other side and we do not want to do that". Read More »

Wounded Indiana teacher 'ran towards bullets' as he stopped school shooter

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The suspect was "apprehended in the classroom or in that area", police public information officer Bruce Barnes said. The student, who asked to remain anonymous, said the teacher's actions likely prevented tragedy. "It's pretty scary. I've done a lot of thinking, I'm still trying to really understand what happened, I'm still trying to process it", Sutherland said. Read More »

Is this a wolf? Wildlife experts are baffled

A rancher near Denton, Mont. shot the odd animal on May 16, according to the Great Falls Tribune . "We have no idea what it was", Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Bruce Auchly said. Sadly, their behavior is often unpredictable and owners find them a challenge to take care of, The International Wolf Center reported . According to KXLO in Lewistown, game wardens came out to pick the animal up and sent pictures to a wolf specialist in Great Falls. Read More »

Trump administration reaches deal to lift ZTE ban

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After negotiating the terms, the parties have come to the tentative deal that is being reported Friday. "Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!" A growing group of lawmakers is threatening to intervene to stop the White House from cutting a deal with China to save ZTE Corp ., seeking to upend sensitive negotiations over the embattled Chinese telecommunications company that are expected to intensify next week. Read More »