President Donald Trump insulted Sen. Elizabeth Warren by calling her “Pocahontas” again during a speech at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual meeting in Atlanta.
Pope Francis pleaded for peace in a visit to Egypt on Friday as he attended a service in solidarity with the embattled Coptic minority at a church bombed by the Islamic State group. Last December, the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church was itself targeted by a suicide bomber in an attack that killed 29 people. Francis had earlier met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of the Al-Azhar institution, one of Muslim world's leading authorities, to push for dialogue between the two faiths.
By Can Sezer and David Dolan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has blocked online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security. The move is likely to further worry rights groups and Turkey's Western allies, who say Ankara has sharply curtailed freedom of speech and other basic rights in the crackdown that followed last year's failed coup. "After technical analysis and legal consideration ... an administrative measure has been taken for this website (Wikipedia. ...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged federal resources to crack down on the New York gang.
“We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation,” a spokesperson said.
Two US special operations forces soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan may have been struck by friendly fire in an operation targeting the emir of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan, the Pentagon has said. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that the military was investigating whether the two troops may have been killed by ground fire, either by American forces or Afghan commandos taking part in the raid, though it appeared to be accidental. “We are investigating the circumstances of the combat deaths of the two Army Rangers in the beginning of what was an intense three-hour firefight,” Davis said.
The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an execution Thursday in Arkansas left the prisoner convulsing and pressing against his restraints.
Cops are still searching for him.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.
National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre urged gun owners to stand up to “academic elites, political elites and media elites” at the annual convention.
Mad at Beltway gridlock and can’t take it anymore? Why? Paralysis (alas) is one way things are supposed to work.
Letter to readers about the Sunday Review, a new section that replaces the Week in Review.
As bombs rain down, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi plays chess with a believer in aliens. In the souk, people yearn aloud for his passing.
Since 1935, the Week in Review has been a place where a writer could do something a little different from the daily news report. Next week, the section will make another leap.
Hey, everybody: How’s that sarcastic interrogative formulation popularized by Sarah Palin working out for ya?
Jokes from TV comedy show monologues.
Some school districts are lowering the homework load, to try to reduce the pressure on students. But the competition for college admission and the stress of testing remain.
Ten years after it became standard gear in the United States Army, the beret has been replaced by the patrol cap as the default head gear for soldiers wearing combat uniforms.
The annual cost, in millions of dollars, of insuring $10 million in Greek sovereign debt for five years as of Thursday.