• Rescuers forced to make tragic choice on 'killer mountain'
Rescuers forced to make tragic choice on 'killer mountain'

France's Elisabeth Revol and Poland's Tomek Mackiewicz got stuck more than 24,000 feet up the roughly 26,500-foot mountain and used a satellite phone to call for help, the BBC reports . Revol is now said to have been flown to Pakistani capital Islamabad for further medical treatment, and is expected to be transferred to a French hospital that sp...

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  • Family members of Pennsylvania shooting victims say suspect acted out of jealousy
Family members of Pennsylvania shooting victims say suspect acted out of jealousy

Evidence markers sit on the scene of a fatal shooting at a auto wash in Melcroft, Pa ., Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Police earlier said that a fifth person was pronounced dead at a hospital, but they announced at a late afternoon news conference that the shooter remained on life support.

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  • Chuck Schumer Withdraws Democrats' Offer To Help Fund President Trump's Border Wall
Chuck Schumer Withdraws Democrats' Offer To Help Fund President Trump's Border Wall

But on Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) blinked, agreeing to a deal in which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded little. But negotiations over that solution have been slow-moving and hard, with disagreements ranging from the parameters of the debate to the potential citizenship pathway to whether to fund - or how mu...

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  • DNC in Regards to Dutch Report on Hacking
DNC in Regards to Dutch Report on Hacking

US investigators have reportedly been looking into the hacks and the alleged meddling effort at least since they learned Trump adivser George Papadopoulos, who later pled guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told an Australian diplomat in May 2016 about dirt Russians had on Clinton.

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  • Vienna talks: Ceasefire agreement reached in eastern Ghouta
Vienna talks: Ceasefire agreement reached in eastern Ghouta

Ayman Al-Asemi, a member of the Free Syrian Army's military council, said late on Friday that Russian Federation had made a pledge to opposition negotiators in Vienna that it would press Damascus to enforce a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta .

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  • Closing arguments set in road rage killing of ex-NFL player
Closing arguments set in road rage killing of ex-NFL player

But authorities didn't indict Gasser until some weeks after the shooting. Gasser had been charged with second-degree murder, meaning that he acted with specific intent to kill but not with premeditation or planning. Prosecutors told jurors Friday that the evidence shows Gasser angrily pursued McKnight and shot him from inside his own auto. "That ...

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  • Sixth-row seat for Rahul
Sixth-row seat for Rahul

The BJP leader urged the Congress to stop indulging in such " cheap politics " saying that "it does not do any good to Indian democracy and in the new India". The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday dismissed the Congress' criticism over its president Rahul Gandhi being allotted a sixth row seat during the Republic Day celebrations.

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  • FBI Agent Shoots, Kills Guy Who Was Supposed to Be Rescued
FBI Agent Shoots, Kills Guy Who Was Supposed to Be Rescued

The FBI, working with local law enforcement agencies, tracked cellphone signals to a motel, where they found two of the suspects, who directed them to a house where the victim was being held, according to the AP . Two men detained at the hotel were charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery. Valladares was still bound with duct ta...

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  • Rep. Patrick Meehan drops re-election bid amid harassment furor
Rep. Patrick Meehan drops re-election bid amid harassment furor

The four-term congressman and former United States attorney in Philadelphia faced increasing pressure to resign after the New York Times published a report on the settlement he reached last summer with a former aide three decades his junior.

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  • Senate Confirms Delmarva Native as Secretary of HHS
Senate Confirms Delmarva Native as Secretary of HHS

Azar replaces Acting HHS Secretary Eric Hagan, who temporarily served after Price resigned. The Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Azar. A former clerk for pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will become the next HHS Secretary as Senate Republicans approved Alex Azar today after successfully turning back a Democrat filibuster yesterday...

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  • A German far-right politician resigns after converting to Islam
A German far-right politician resigns after converting to Islam

Daniel Friese, a spokesman for Alternative for Germany (AfD), announced Wednesday that Andrew Wagner resigned from his position in the party's Brandenburg legislative committee two weeks ago, but party members had no idea of his conversion to Islam until after his resignation, according to the Associated Press .

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  • Teen Killed in Kentucky School Shooting Called Mother While Dying
Teen Killed in Kentucky School Shooting Called Mother While Dying

ET and started shooting . Bailey's boyfriend was among the 14 others shot in the shooting, but he is expected to make a recovery. After the first shot, she said he seemed to hesitate, but then he kept shooting. "He was determined. He knew what he was doing", said Alexandria Caporali, who grabbed her stunned friend and ran into a classroom as t...

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  • Haqqani militants killed in USA drone strike in NW Pakistan
Haqqani militants killed in USA drone strike in NW Pakistan

The drone strike took place after a militant attack Saturday on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul in which 22 people were killed, 14 of which were foreign nationals and there were even some USA citizens among those killed and wounded, the State Department reported on Tuesday.

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  • US Senate narrowly approves Brownback to ambassador-at-large position
US Senate narrowly approves Brownback to ambassador-at-large position

Brownback is stepping down Wednesday to become US ambassador-at-large for worldwide religious freedom. The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty doesn't take positions on appointments. State Department, which helps the administration to form policies by monitoring religious persecution and discrimination around the world. Brownback, a for...

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  • Colorado deputy shot, killed
Colorado deputy shot, killed

You can donate at this link . "Tonight we watched as a community was on edge and a sheriff's deputy was shot while responding to a call in Adams County". Law enforcement says the suspect is still on the run. The procession included officers from federal, state and local agencies. They say Denver Cass Simmons is now wanted in Harrison County for...

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  • New review highlights potential risks and impact of e-cigarettes
New review highlights potential risks and impact of e-cigarettes

Substantial evidence: Except for nicotine, exposure to potentially toxic substances from e-cigarettes is most often significantly lower than from conventional cigarettes. Exclusive use of e-cigarettes may reduce exposure to many toxic and cancer-causing ingredients found in regular cigarettes. Potential harms and benefits of e-cigarettes may dep...

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  • Time short for Congress to negotiate DACA, border security
Time short for Congress to negotiate DACA, border security

That's nothing to sneeze at, she said, given Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House - and that President Trump was elected on a hardline platform of curbing immigration. "Friends who shut down together, stick together", quipped Ryan Patmintra , Florida director at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, referring to...

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  • Fault of refugee crisis lies with Palestinian leadership
Fault of refugee crisis lies with Palestinian leadership

Even before Pence gave a rousing speech to the Knesset, Fisher wrote that Trump's approach to the Middle East conveyed what he called "a particularly American notion of being 'pro-Israel.'" Trump and Pence's stances on Jerusalem and the peace process were, he wrote, rooted in the "us versus them" American identity politics of evangelicals tha...

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  • Mayor De Blasio Will Not Attend Meeting With Trump At White House
Mayor De Blasio Will Not Attend Meeting With Trump At White House

Attorneys filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of New York City against five drugmakers, three drug distributors and subsidiaries of the companies. In January 2018 both Philadelphia and the state DE also filed suits, and Oklahoma became the first state to set a trial date after filing its initial claim seven months prior.

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  • Amid scandal, Pennsylvania lawmaker says harassment accuser was 'soul mate'
Amid scandal, Pennsylvania lawmaker says harassment accuser was 'soul mate'

Meehan's comments to the Inquirer are his most extensive since The New York Times reported Saturday that the Pennsylvania Republican had used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle a sexual misconduct complaint against him by a former aide.

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  • Venezuela to Hold Presidential Election by April
Venezuela to Hold Presidential Election by April

Socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello says elections are the best way to counter criticism by the US and others that Venezuela is descending into dictatorship. It is unclear who from the fragmented opposition will stand against Maduro. "Imperialism and the right were plotting to take over the economy", said Mr Maduro.

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  • Pak: Serial killer in Kasur, city grieves for its girls
Pak: Serial killer in Kasur, city grieves for its girls

The accused will be presented again before the court on February 8. "I wish to hang this beast in public at chowk but we are bound by the law and I request the chief justice of the Lahore High Court that this case be heard in the anti-terrorism court".

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  • Five missing workers in Oklahoma well fire presumed dead
Five missing workers in Oklahoma well fire presumed dead

Authorities confirmed that 35-year-old Josh Ray's remains, along with four others, were found Tuesday, a day after the explosion at the drilling site near Quinton, Oklahoma about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa Monday morning. on Monday, with deputies and others tasked with the hard chore of notifying families of those lost. Once the fire is out and...

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  • Egyptian Incumbent Sisi Announces He'll Run for President Again
Egyptian Incumbent Sisi Announces He'll Run for President Again

At the same time, former military chief of staff Samy Anan appeared in a video announcing that he will run in the upcoming presidential election. He took office one year after former President Mohamed was ousted in July 2013, in response to mass protests against Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood rule.

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  • Alert level raised as Philippines volcano spews lava, smoke
Alert level raised as Philippines volcano spews lava, smoke

Phivolcs upgraded the volcano to alert level four just a few minutes after the volcano suddenly erupted lava around noon on Monday. The agency also has extended what it calls the " danger zone " to an eight-kilometer radius (nearly five miles) from the volcano's vent.

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  • UKIP chief Henry Bolton hit by a number of resignations
UKIP chief Henry Bolton hit by a number of resignations

Pressure is growing for Henry "I could kill a badger" Bolton to resign after yet more party figures quit in protest against him this morning. Henry Bolton's travails may have hastened the party's demise but he is not responsible for it. The local government, education, trade and immigration spokesmen have all resigned, along with the deputy leade...

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  • England beats Australia by 16 runs in Sydney to clinch ODI series
England beats Australia by 16 runs in Sydney to clinch ODI series

He was seen rubbing his lips before polishing the ball, a legal tactic "provided that no artificial substance is used", as the rulebook states. "People said something about lip balm, if you look at my lips they are pretty dry". "Well, I think Buttler's just gone ahead of MS Dhoni because of his approach and because of the power he brings". It's h...

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  • 1 arrested after shooting at Texas school
1 arrested after shooting at Texas school

The girl was air lifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. The schools are still locked down. School and law enforcement officials confirmed that the incident took place in the high school's cafeteria but said they did not know how many students were in the cafeteria at the time.

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  • Rafael Nadal battles by to Australian Open final eight
Rafael Nadal battles by to Australian Open final eight

Rafael Nadal's hopes of going one better than previous year and winning the Australian Open are still alive, following his four-set victory over Diego Scwartzman. A year ago, the Spaniard reached the final despite entering the first Grand Slam of the season as an underdog, after enduring a horrific 2016 that was cut short by a career-threatening...

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  • Donald Trump in excellent health, White House doctor insists
Donald Trump in excellent health, White House doctor insists

Dr. Ronny Jackson said Trump weighs 239 pounds and stands 75 inches, or 6-feet-3 inches, tall. Jackson also attributed his health to abstinence from tobacco and alcohol. Before Jackson spoke, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spent several minutes explaining why his assessment should be trusted. The conspiracy is certai...

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  • German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks
German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks

A narrow majority of the 600 SPD delegates gathered in Bonn voted in favor of negotiations to renew a "grand coalition" with Merkel's Christian Democratic Union-led bloc. The Jusos and the Left Party fear that the SGP and a socialist program will win growing support if there are new elections or if the SPD continues its despised coalition with th...

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  • US Defense Secretary says countering China's military expansion is a top priority
US Defense Secretary says countering China's military expansion is a top priority

According to one official, China has increased its defense spending by 10 percent each year for the past 20 years in an effort to counter USA abilities to operate in the Western Pacific. The document also listed North Korea among the Pentagon's top priorities, citing the need to focus U.S. missile defenses against the threat from Pyongyang, which...

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  • Emmanuel Macron says United Kingdom could get 'special' deal with European Union after Brexit
Emmanuel Macron says United Kingdom could get 'special' deal with European Union after Brexit

Britain will also deploy helicopters to Mali to provide logistical support for French troops operating a counterterrorism mission. France will not give in to British demands for the financial services sector to be covered by a Brexit trade deal, French President Emmanuel Macron indicated after talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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  • North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South
North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

Meetings at the border village of Panmunjom have so far focused on the details of the North's Olympic delegation, with Seoul agreeing to accommodate hundreds of North Korean athletes, officials, performers and reporters to the Games. "Our players were really nervous", Sarah Murray, South Korean women's hockey head coach, told Reuters last month d...

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  • Battlefield 1: Apocalypse DLC Adding New 'Air Assault' Mode in February
Battlefield 1: Apocalypse DLC Adding New 'Air Assault' Mode in February

To bring the war experience to a higher level (quite literally) DICE has also unveiled the latest air assault game mode for talented pilots and steady-handed gunners. Elsewhere, Apocalypse also adds a bunch of new assignments and unlocks, allowing you to scoop up new dog tags, service stars, codex entries and more.

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