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  • President Trump unapologetic for Central Park Five ads, comments about case

    President Donald Trump responded to a question about the Central Park Five during his appearance before reporters on Tuesday, once again declining to apologize for his actions following the incident. When asked by a reporter if he would apologize for his actions surrounding the case — he took out full-page newspaper ads calling for the death penalty that read: “Bring Back The Death Penalty. Bring Back Our Police!” — Trump instead asked why the topic was relevant. “Why do you […]

  • Suicide rates among America’s young people continue to soar, study shows

    Suicide rates among young people have continued to soar in recent years — so much so that the rate among 15- to 24-year-olds climbed in 2017 to its highest point since 2000, new research has found. An increase was especially seen among 15- to 19-year-olds and young men, according to a research paper published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The finding hits close to home for the paper’s first author, Oren Miron, a research associate at Harvard Medical School. “In high […]

  • Friendly black bear euthanized after it came to love people who fed it and took selfies

    Wildlife officials say they were forced to euthanize a friendly young black bear after it grew too familiar with people who regularly fed and took selfies with it. Since the beginning of June, Oregon police received regular calls about the bear, which was usually spotted near its favorite boat ramp at an Oregon park. On Thursday, they found the animal surrounded by a pile of trail mix and sunflower seeds that appeared to have been left behind intentionally by some […]

  • Trump issues vague threat to begin deporting ‘millions’ of undocumented immigrants next week

    President Donald Trump on Monday night issued a vague threat to deport “millions” of undocumented immigrants next week, though he did not provide details and administration officials did not respond to requests for clarification. Trump said the agency will begin deporting undocumented immigrants “as fast as they come in,” and called on congressional Democrats to address the “border crisis.” It was not immediately clear what plan Trump was talking about, and neither the White House nor Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

  • Feds seize more than 16 tons of cocaine at Philadelphia terminal

    Federal authorities seized about 16½ tons of cocaine Tuesday from a large ship at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, prosecutors said. Members of the ship’s crew were arrested and federally charged. The investigation is ongoing, according to a tweet from the US Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of Pennsylvania. It’s the largest seizure in the district’s history, the office said. The drugs were found inside eight containers on a cargo ship, according to CNN affiliate WPVI. A kilogram of […]

  • Boaty McBoatface makes significant climate change discovery on first mission

    The British research submarine Boaty McBoatface has made an impressive debut in the scientific arena, discovering a significant link between Antarctic winds and rising sea temperatures on its maiden outing. The unmanned submarine, whose moniker won a landslide victory in a public poll to name a $300 million British polar research ship, undertook its inaugural mission in April 2017. The task saw McBoatface travel 180 kilometers (112 miles) through mountainous underwater valleys in Antarctica, measuring the temperature, saltiness and turbulence […]

  • 10-year-old girl conquers Yosemite’s El Capitan

    Few adults can say they successfully scaled Yosemite National Park’s famous El Capitan. That’s why it’s even more impressive that a 10-year-old from Colorado just did it. Selah Schneiter may have just became the youngest person in history to climb the park’s 3,000-foot-high rock formation, reaching the summit on June 12, 2019. Aided by her father and a family friend, the trio spent five days in Yosemite Valley using a rope climbing technique known as jumaring to tackle a famously […]

  • Greenland lost 2 billion tons of ice this week, which is very unusual

    Over 40% of Greenland experienced melting Thursday, with total ice loss estimated to be more than 2 gigatons (equal to 2 billion tons) on just that day alone. While Greenland is a big island filled with lots of ice, it is highly unusual for that much ice to be lost in the middle of June. The average “melt season” for Greenland runs from June to August, with the bulk of the melting occurring in July. To visualize how much ice […]

  • Iran says it will break the uranium stockpile limit agreed under nuclear deal in 10 days

    Iran is ramping up enrichment of low-grade uranium and will pass the limit it is allowed to stockpile under the nuclear deal in 10 days, a spokesman for the Iranian atomic agency announced Monday. During a news conference at the Arak heavy water reactor facility, Behrouz Kamalvandi said that Iran had increased low enriched uranium production fourfold and would exceed the limit of 300 kilograms by June 27, in the latest blow to the nuclear deal agreed between Tehran and world powers in 2015. […]

  • Teen survives 10-inch knife lodged in face: ‘It could have been the end of me’

    When Dr. Koji Ebersole laid eyes on the boy whose face was impaled on a 10-inch knife, the neurosurgeon thought, “here we go again.” Eli Gregg, 15, of Bourbon County, Kansas, is recovering from the freak accident after going home from the hospital on Monday. In a rare occurrence, he’s the second boy Ebersole has treated recently for a sharp object piercing the head. The first was 10-year-old Xavier Cunningham. In 2018, he survived a penetrating injury to the head after falling […]

  • US sending 1,000 additional troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions

    The US will send 1,000 additional US forces and more military resources to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran, the Pentagon announced Monday. “In response to a request from the US Central Command for additional forces, and with the advice of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in consultation with the White House, I have authorized approximately 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats in the Middle East,” acting Defense […]

  • Frito-Lay recalls some barbecue chips because they might contain milk

    Allergic to milk products? You may want to check your pantry. Frito-Lay is recalling its Lay’s Lightly Salted Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips because they may contain an undeclared milk allergen. Consumers with a “severe sensitivity to milk” risk a potentially fatal allergic reaction if they eat the chips, Frito-Lay said in a statement to the Food and Drug Administration. The company said flavoring of another chip was mistakenly inserted in some bags of the lightly salted barbecue variety, which isn’t […]

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