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|Kushner speaks after meeting Senate investigators: ‘I did not collude with Russia’
In rare public remarks, President Trump’s son-in-law and top White House adviser emerged from a closed door meeting with Senate investigators, saying he did nothing wrong.
POSTED JULY 24, 2017 1:34 PM
|Driver in Texas denies he knew immigrants were in stifling truck
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The man accused of smuggling at least 100 illegal immigrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer, 10 of whom died, has said he was unaware of the human cargo he was hauling until he took a rest stop in Texas, court papers showed on Monday. James Bradley Jr., 60, was arrested on Sunday after police said they discovered dozens of undocumented Mexican and Guatemalan nationals, some unconscious in the back of the truck, others staggering around the vehicle in the parking lot of a Walmart store in San Antonio. Authorities called to the scene found the bodies of eight illegal immigrants, along with 30 to 40 others who survived the ordeal but were suffering from dehydration and heat stroke, some of them as young as 15.
POSTED JULY 24, 2017 7:46 PM
|Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
POSTED JULY 25, 2017 2:07 PM
|US general says North Korea military engagement would be 'horrific'
Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea continue to escalate, but Gen. Joe Dunford, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, warns against engaging in a military conflict with the reclusive Asian nation, reports Time.
POSTED JULY 24, 2017 9:12 AM
|Snooty dead: World's oldest known manatee dies aged 69 in 'heartbreaking accident'
The world’s oldest manatee has died in a “heartbreaking” accident at his Florida home a day after celebrating his 69th birthday. According to the South Florida Museum, a panel door leading out of the underwater tank which is normally bolted shut had been knocked loose.
POSTED JULY 24, 2017 5:42 AM
|No Air, No Water: Surviving Immigrant Recalls Tractor-Trailer Horror The Killed 10
Adan Lara Vega said screaming children begged for water but received none.
POSTED JULY 25, 2017 9:31 AM
|Want To Live Longer? Be Neurotic
People who worry all the time might live longer than their calmer counterparts, which would be one benefit of having an anxiety disorder.
POSTED JULY 24, 2017 12:19 PM
|This massive fish species was somehow only just discovered
Researchers regularly remind us that the world's oceans are still hiding some truly remarkable secrets, but when we imagine new species of ocean life it's usually tucked away in the crushing depths, or so tiny that we somehow didn't notice it up until now. An all-new species of ocean sunfish was just discovered that throws those expectations completely out of the window, weighing in at over two tons and making regular trips near the surface in order to keep warm, but it's a remarkable find nonetheless.
Researchers led by Marianne Nyegaard of Australia's Murdoch University discovered the new sunfish species after looking closely at over 150 DNA samples from various sunfish. After matching three of the DNA samples with known species, the team realized that the fourth was completely new and undocumented. They subsequently nicknamed it the "hoodwinker sunfish" thanks to its ability to remain hidden for so long.
But despite having DNA samples that proved the presence of an unknown species, nobody knew exactly what it looked like. After hunting for a specimen that matched the DNA for a year, Nyegaard got a tip that four sunfish had washed up on a beach in New Zealand, and it was at that point that she finally found what she had been searching for.
Like the other members of the ocean sunfish family, the new species — officially named Mola tecta — is absolutely huge. Its massive, disc-shaped body is punctuated by large fins on its top and bottom, and its bony structure pushes its weight over the two ton mark.
The hoodwinker sunfish has since been spotted in several different places, including the waters off South Africa, Chile, Australia and New Zealand.
POSTED JULY 24, 2017 8:00 PM
|Nigeria's absent Buhari says 'I'm making good progress'
Nigeria's president has said he is recovering from illness and that he expects to return from treatment in London once doctors give the go-ahead, his office said on Tuesday. Muhammadu Buhari has been on indefinite medical leave in the British capital since May 7 and until Sunday had not been seen, sparking a flurry of rumours he was dying or even dead. Now, his office said Buhari sent a letter on Monday to his counterpart in Guinea, Alpha Conde, thanking him for his call last week for national prayers for his recovery.
POSTED JULY 24, 2017 8:55 PM
|Does Trump have ‘complete power to pardon’ himself? We asked a legal expert.
Can the president pardon himself? In an interview with Yahoo News, law professor Brian Kalt explains the presidential pardon power, historical precedents and how a pardon could affect independent counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
POSTED JULY 24, 2017 12:21 PM