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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Texas man suspected of killing three people and seriously injuring four in a string of attacks on sleeping Southern California men — most of them homeless — had a long criminal history and had been deported from the United States six times, immigration officials said Tuesday night.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that his landmark deal with China over bishop nominations will cause suffering among the underground faithful. But he said that he takes full responsibility and that he — and not Beijing — will have the ultimate say over naming new bishops.
The committee also scheduled a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Friday at 9:30 a.m.. Senior Senate Republicans said a vote in the full Senate could happen as early as next Tuesday. In a break from convention, the outside lawyer, whose name was not released, will question Ford and Kavanaugh on behalf of the committee's Republican senators, 11 white men. The move brought a rebuke from Senator Kamala Harris, a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee.
Germany's Catholic Church on Tuesday apologised to thousands of victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution's top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice. The dismay expressed by the head of the German Bishops' Conference came as the institution published a damning report showing that in Germany, almost 3,700 minors -- mainly boys -- were assaulted between 1946 and 2014. "Sexual abuse is a persistent problem and not a historical problem" in the Catholic Church, said Harald Dressing, a professor at the Mannheim Institute of Psychology, who coordinated the research commissioned by the Bishops' Conference.
White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran. Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be "aggressive and unwavering" in enforcing economic sanctions on Iran that are resuming after Washington withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
China has pulled the plug on a US warship's scheduled visit to Hong Kong, and scrapped plans for a top admiral to meet with his US counterpart in Washington, officials said Tuesday. The moves come as trade tensions soar between Beijing and Washington, which this week enacted new tariffs against China covering another $200 billion of its imports. The USS Wasp, an amphibious assault ship, was due to visit Hong Kong next month.
With the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985, American photographer David T. Hanson traveled to 67 Superfund sites across 45 states that represented a cross section of industries whose practices have decimated the environment. Now, the full series has been published for the first time in 'Waste Land' (Taverner Press, September 2018).
The accidental downing of a Russian plane with 15 soldiers on board has tested relations between Moscow and Israel, which fears President Vladimir Putin will seek to curtail its actions in Syria as a result. Analysts say they believe Russia and Israel will eventually move past the incident without severely limiting Israel's freedom of action in Syria, where it has carried out hundreds of strikes against Iranian and Hezbollah targets.
The United States on Tuesday urged Hong Kong to allow freedom of expression as it voiced concern over a ban on the pro-independence party. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement said the United States was "concerned" by the ban on the Hong Kong National Party, a first since Britain handed back the trading port 21 years ago to China which assured it would allow semi-autonomy.
Venezuela's socialist president Nicolas Maduro accused the right-wing governments of Chile, Colombia and Mexico on Monday of helping "terrorists" who tried to kill him during a drone attack in early August. The three countries refuted Venezuela's accusations that they were linked to the attack, which used drones carrying explosives during a military parade, in the latest spat between diplomatically isolated Caracas and Latin America. Maduro showed a video of a young Venezuelan man, identified as Henryberth Rivas, who said in a televised broadcast on Monday night he participated in the drone attack against the president.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade had been paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and that Iran would "severely punish" those behind the bloodshed. The deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards also accused the United States and Israel of involvement in the attack and said they should expect a devastating response. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that Iran's threat did not give him any concern.
(Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc said on Monday it plans to launch generic versions of its hepatitis C drugs in the United States, at a time when regulators are looking to lower healthcare costs. The drugmaker's generic version of drugs such as Harvoni and Epclusa, which raked in combined sales of $831 million in the quarter ended June 30, will be launched via a newly created subsidiary Asegua Therapeutics LLC. Gilead's decision comes more than a month after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's copycat version of Mylan NV's life-saving allergy injection, EpiPen. U.S. healthcare companies, ranging from insurers to drug retailers, are stepping up efforts to combat rising drug prices that have been widely criticized by regulators.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Iran's threats of revenge against those behind Saturday's deadly attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was "ludicrous" for Tehran to allege U.S. involvement. Asked whether Iran's threat gave him any concern, Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon: "No, it does not. We've been very clear that they shouldn't take us on like that. And I am hopeful that cooler, wiser heads will prevail. ...
In May, U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran and announced sanctions against the OPEC member. Washington is pushing allies to cut imports of Iranian oil to zero and will restore sanctions on Iran's oil sales in November. Under the accord, most international sanctions against Tehran were lifted in 2016 in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear program.
Tens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack on a military parade. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the attackers were "funded by" Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, in his latest remarks after having already blamed "American lackeys" for the assault. Four militants attacked the Saturday parade commemorating the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, spraying the crowd with gunfire and killing 24 people.
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If there's anyone feels as exhausted as we do about the current "nastiness" of the political cycle, it's former First Lady Michelle Obama. SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama shares a touching story about her earliest memories of voting Ahead of her upcoming book tour, Obama spoke at a When We All Vote voter registration rally in Las Vegas on Sunday, where she expressed her own frustration over "the chaos" in politics and encouraged voters to turn out for the upcoming midterm elections. "Trust me, I get it. I get being busy and I definitely get feeling frustrated because, believe me, I am frustrated, too," Obama said. "I am sick of all the chaos and the nastiness of our politics. It's exhausting and, frankly, it's depressing. So I understand wanting to shut it all out and... just try to live your life." Still, she explained, that's no excuse not to show up at the polls. "But here's the problem. While some folks are frustrated and tuned out and staying home on Election Day, trust me, other people are showing up. Democracy continues with or without you." She stressed the importance of voting by highlighting the impact of local races all the way up to congress and the importance of ballot initiatives, and brought the message home for a young audience, joking, "Not voting is like letting your grandma pick your clothes out." Sunday's rally was part of When We All Vote's "Week of Action," which includes another rally featuring Obama on Friday in Miami. The midterm elections are coming up fast on Tuesday, November 6. You can read more about Obama's role in When We All Vote right here. WATCH: The artists behind the striking Obama portraits
As we type this, Subaru is chasing its 82nd consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth. This comes as no surprise to those of us who live and work in Car and Driver’s hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where it seems that every other car is an Outback. A brand name that once conjured images of rally racing is now more synonymous with trips to the grocery store, and with this new generation the Forester has lost both its manual transmission and its available turbocharged engine, with no signs that either will make a return.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf state of supporting them. Tehran also summoned diplomats from Denmark, the Netherlands and Britain for allegedly hosting members of the group suspected of links to Saturday's attack that killed 24 people, according to a revised death toll. Four militants attacked a parade commemorating the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, capital of the border province of Khuzestan.
Conservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate. Queensland state authorities deployed drumlines -- which use baited hooks to catch the predators -- at the Whitsunday Islands after two tourists were mauled in separate incidents a day apart last week. Hannah Papps, 12, and 46-year-old Justine Barwick, who were bitten on their legs, remain in hospital.
Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 61 soldiers from the navy and land forces, including senior officers, for suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated a 2016 failed coup, state media said on Monday. Eighteen of those ordered detained were on active duty, Anadolu news agency said, adding the suspects included 13 majors and 12 captains from the land forces and 24 first lieutenants from the navy. Authorities have carried out regular sweeps against alleged members of cleric Fethullah Gulen's network since the coup attempt of July 2016, in which 250 people were killed.