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Jul 22, 2019

Tourist blames illness at Dominican Republic resort on ‘soapy' mojitos
A British woman says a resort in the Dominican Republic served her "soapy" mojitos, leaving her bedridden with orange diarrhea, according to a report. Karin Kidd said she came down with a mystery illness at the Luxury Bahia Principe Resort Bouganville La Romana, where she had a suspicious-tasting cocktail at the pool, The Sun reported....

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Jul 22, 2019

Trolls target owner of pet chihuahua Gizmo after it was snatched by seagull
A seagull swooped down and grabbed a chihuahua from the garden of a home in England over the weekend, right in front of one of its horrified owners, according to reports. Becca Hill's 4-year-old pup, Gizmo, was outside her home in the seaside town of Paignton in Devon, southwest England, Sunday afternoon when the sea...

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Jul 22, 2019

Couple had ‘heated exchange' with mystery man before their deaths in British Columbia
A bearded mystery man spotted having a "heated exchange" with the young couple found murdered in British Columbia last week could help investigators crack the case, according to a new report. Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and her beau Lucas Robertson Fowler, of Australia, were found shot dead on the side of...

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Jul 22, 2019

Ole Miss student Ally Kostial found dead near lake 20 miles from campus
A 21-year-old student at the University of Mississippi was found dead near a lake over the weekend — and foul play is suspected, authorities said. The body of Alexandria "Ally" Kostial was discovered Saturday morning in Harmontown, about 20 miles from the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, news station KTVI reported. It's unclear what caused...

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Jul 22, 2019

Fans are flipping out over Tom Cruise's jacket in new ‘Top Gun' trailer
He may feel the need … to appease China. In the Paramount Pictures trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick," the sequel to the 1986 blockbuster, Tom Cruise's character is seen wearing his iconic bomber jacket - with two key changes. Two patches that had originally shown the Japanese and Taiwanese flags have been replaced with two...

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Jul 22, 2019

French submarine Minerve located after disappearing in 1968
A French submarine that went missing more than a half-century ago with 52 sailors aboard has been located by a search team using a boat belonging to a US company, according to a report. "It's a success, a relief and a technical feat," Defense Minister Florence Parly said on Twitter after the wreck of the...

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Jul 22, 2019

Baltimore's new deputy police commissioner gets mugged at gunpoint
You're not in Louisiana anymore. A new deputy police commissioner in Baltimore got a firsthand lesson in the city's crime problems — getting robbed at gunpoint while out with his wife, according to reports. Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy had only started with the force in April after being brought in from New Orleans to help...

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Jul 22, 2019

‘Jihad Squad' meme removed after Illinois GOP shares mock poster on Facebook
Leaders of the Illinois Republican Party released a Facebook posting depicting the four minority freshmen Democrats in a movie-type poster as "The Jihad Squad" last week before taking it down over the weekend. ?The meme ?released Friday by the Illinois Republican County Chairmen's Association includes a mockup of the lawmakers known as "the Squad" -...

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Jul 22, 2019

Teens go missing, body found near truck in Canada just days after couple murdered
Two teens have been reported missing in British Columbia — and a man's dead body was found just over a mile from their burning truck — stirring "growing concerns" in a region where only days earlier, a young couple was found murdered on the side of a road, according to new reports. Authorities were responding...

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Jul 22, 2019

Trump wants to meet with Chuck Schumer ‘ASAP' to discuss senator's border visit
?President Trump tweeted that he will meet with Sen. Chuck Schumer "ASAP" after the Senate minority leader called out the "inhumane" conditions he witnessed during a trip to the southern border last week. ?"Based on the comments made by Senator Schumer, he must have seen how dangerous & bad for our Country the Border is....

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Jul 22, 2019

Iran arrested 17 nationals working with CIA to spy on nuclear, military sites
Iran said Monday that it arrested 17 nationals working for the CIA to spy on the Islamic Republic's nuclear and military sites - and that some have been sentenced to death, according to reports. Authorities "successfully dismantled a (CIA) spy network," the head of counter-intelligence at the Iranian intelligence ministry told reporters in Tehran. "Those...

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Jul 22, 2019

Iran claims they arrested 17 nationals working with CIA to spy on nuclear, military sites
Iran said Monday that it arrested 17 nationals working for the CIA to spy on the Islamic Republic's nuclear and military sites - and that some have been sentenced to death, according to reports. Authorities "successfully dismantled a (CIA) spy network," the head of counter-intelligence at the Iranian intelligence ministry told reporters in Tehran. "Those...

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Jul 22, 2019

North Carolina man Lee Dingle dies of ‘freak accident' with wave at beach
A father of six died on a North Carolina beach when a huge wave broke his neck, his heartbroken family said. Lee Dingle, 37, was playing with three of his kids in the sea off Oak Island on Friday when tragedy struck, his wife explained. "An intense wave hit him just right to slam his...

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Jul 22, 2019

India sends unmanned mission to moon's far side
SRIHARIKOTA, India — India's space agency says it has launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem. Scientists at the mission control center burst into applause as the rocket lifted off in clear weather as scheduled at 2:43 p.m. (0913 GMT)...

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Jul 22, 2019

Oregon approves ‘mental health days' for students
Oregon students will be allowed to take "mental health days" off from school, just as they would sick days, under a new bill signed by the governor. The bill would allow excused school absences for mental or behavioral health and is a victory for youth activists — who also unsuccessfully fought for gun control and...

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Jul 22, 2019

Award-winning lamb under investigation for performance-enhancing drugs
A lamb who won an award at a county fair in Ohio is under scrutiny after veterinarians discovered illicit drugs in its system, a report said. The grand champion market lamb at a 4-H contest earlier this month in Logan County tested positive for diuretics before it was sent to slaughter, according to Ohio's WCMH-TV....

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Jul 22, 2019

Former Manhattan DA Robert M. Morgenthau dead at 99
Robert Morgenthau, a World War II Navy hero best known as Manhattan's legendary district attorney, and who worked as a practicing lawyer and philanthropist through his final days, died Sunday. He was 99. Morgenthau died at Lenox Hill Hospital after a short illness, sources told The Post. For four decades, Morgenthau's patrician baritone — honed...

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Jul 22, 2019

Former Manhattan DA Robert M. Morgenthau dies at 99
Robert Morgenthau, a World War II Navy hero best known as Manhattan's legendary district attorney, and who worked as a practicing lawyer and philanthropist through his final days, died Sunday. He was 99. Morgenthau died at Lenox Hill Hospital after a short illness, sources told The Post. For four decades, Morgenthau's patrician baritone — honed...

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Jul 22, 2019

Former Manhattan DA Robert M. Morgenthau dies at 99: report
Robert M. Morgenthau, who crusaded against both petty crooks and corporate greed, died on Sunday, a report said. He was 99 years old. Morgenthau, the city's longest serving district attorney, died at Lenox Hill Hospital after a short illness, his wife told The New York Times He was Manhattan's district attorney from 1975 to 2009....

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Jul 21, 2019

Brexit staffer behind leaks that exposed UK ambassador's harsh criticism of Trump
A 19-year-old Brexit Party staffer claims he was behind the secret memo leak that exposed UK ambassador Kim Darroch's insulting emails about President Trump — and ultimately led to his resignation earlier this month. "Tens of thousands of words have been devoted to speculation about the motivation behind the disclosure," wrote Steven Edginton, a self-described...

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Jul 21, 2019

Dead body identified 20 years later through daughter's DNA
Authorities in Indiana were able to identify a dead body found 20 years ago with the help of DNA technology and are hoping to solve the murder case. The woman — Tina L. Cabanaw of Detroit — was IDed by the Steuben County Sheriff's Department who used an FBI lab in Virginia, the National Missing...

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Jul 21, 2019

Louisiana cop says AOC ‘needs a round,' as in should be shot
A Louisiana police officer is under fire for suggesting in Facebook comments that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "needs a round." Charlie Rispoli, a 14-year veteran of the Gretna Police Department on Thursday called the Democratic lawmaker a "vile idiot" who "needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve," nola.com...

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Jul 21, 2019

Villagers, firefighters battle massive wildfires in Portugal
VILA DE REI/MACAO, Portugal — Blazes in central Portugal reached houses on Sunday, forcing locals to take matters into their own hands as they tried to protect their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and hosepipes as strong winds fanned the flames. One of the three wildfires which broke out on Saturday in...

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Jul 21, 2019

Tainted alcohol killed 19 people in Costa Rica last month
The Ministry of Health warned against consuming booze from a number of brands because samples had tested positive for methanol adulteration.

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Jul 21, 2019

Georgia lawmaker says white man told her ‘go back where you came from'
A black Georgia lawmaker says a white man cursed her out at a supermarket and told her to "go back where you came from." Democratic State Rep. Erica Thomas said in a tear-filled Facebook Live video that she was in the express lane at a Publix in Mableton Friday with her daughter, when a man...

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Jul 21, 2019

Florida man struck by lightning, seven others injured
A man's heart stopped beating when he was struck by lightning on a Florida beach Sunday — and seven other people were also injured. The lightning-strike victim, in his 40s, suffered cardiac arrest and was in critical condition after being hit directly by the bolt around 12:40 p.m. on Clearwater Beach, Fire Department Deputy Chief...

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Jul 21, 2019

Puerto Rico governor will not seek reelection amid texting scandal
The governor of Puerto Rico announced Sunday that he will not seek reelection amid protests seeking his ouster. Governor Ricardo Rossello said that he will step down as the president of the New Progressive Party but will not resign as another massive protest is set to take place Monday. "Apologizing is not enough," Rossello said...

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Jul 21, 2019

Same doorstep, different baby: another newborn left at Florida apartment
A newborn baby was discovered wrapped in a T-shirt and lying on the doorstep of an apartment in Orlando, Florida — the second time a baby has been left at the location in the past two years. The one-day-old baby boy was found on Saturday morning at the Willow Key Apartments when a resident of...

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Jul 21, 2019

Schumer calls on FAA to require EpiPens in flights' medical kits
The New York Democrat noted that there has been an uptick in food allergies that are making people susceptible to attack and reactions that can result in death.

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Jul 21, 2019

It's so hot in Nebraska, you can bake biscuits in your car
This is for when your car's like an oven. The National Weather Service in Omaha, Neb., baked biscuits in a car Friday amid a major heat wave in the Northeast and Midwest. "If you are wondering if it's going to be hot today, we are attempting to bake biscuits using only the sun and a...

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Jul 21, 2019

‘Slaughter the Jews' painted in Arabic on Western Wall in Jerusalem
The chilling phrase was spray-painted in Arabic on the Kotel HaKatan, or "Little Western Wall," on Saturday in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

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Jul 21, 2019

Ghislaine Maxwell brought Bill Clinton to Jeffrey Epstein: report
Former President Bill Clinton's connection to since-convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was established through British heiress and longtime Epstein pal Ghislaine Maxwell, who also became a friend of former first daughter Chelsea, according to a new report Sunday. Clinton's family grew close with Maxwell after Clinton left office in early 2001, Politico reported. "The Clintons were...

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Jul 21, 2019

Trump fighting ‘liberal paper straws' with $15 plastic set during campaign
Forget the debate between socialism and democracy — the 2020 election is coming down to a contest between paper and recyclable straws. President Trump's reelection campaign is calling on supporters to reject "liberal paper straws" that turn soggy and "stand" with the president and "buy your pack of recyclable straws today." The website touts Trump's...

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Jul 21, 2019

Acting CBP chief open to congressional oversight for immigration policy
?WASHINGTON — The head of Customs and Border Protection said Sunday he'd welcome more congressional oversight of the zero tolerance border polices, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's calls for a 9/11 style commission. "Whatever ?C?ongress wants to do for additional oversight we welcome that," Mark Morgan told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures." Ocasio-Cortez Saturday said the...

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Jul 21, 2019

Venezuelan fighter jet ‘aggressively shadowed' US intelligence plane
A Venezuelan fighter jet "aggressively shadowed" an American intelligence plane in international airspace, according to US authorities who on Sunday blamed Russia's "irresponsible military support" of the "illegitimate regime." The US military on Sunday released video and still images that it says shows the SU-30 Flanker "at an unsafe distance" from a US EP-3 aircraft,...

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Jul 21, 2019

Watch: Great white shark nearly bites boy on Cape Cod boat
It's Jaws-dropping video! A great white shark was filmed leaping out of the water at a fishing boat — snapping up a fish right next to where a young boy was standing. The wild video starts innocently with a passenger slowly pulling in a fish on the Columbia Sportfishing boat in Cape Cod Bay on...

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Jul 21, 2019

Heartbreaking aerial shot shows elephant mutilated by poachers
A heartbreaking image shows a mutilated elephant dead on the ground after poachers hacked its head in half to get its ivory tusks. South African photojournalist Justin Sullivan, 28, used a drone to capture the devastation caused by poaching, with the trunk a few feet from the majestic mammal's head which is believed to have...

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Jul 21, 2019

Sell ‘Wise Honest' ship to pay NoKo debt to Otto Warmbier parents: judge
A federal judge has given the green light for the sale of a seized North Korea vessel to pay down the judgement awarded to the parents of Otto Warmbier, who died after being detained in the hermit kingdom. Parents Frederick and Cynthia Warmbier won a $500 million judgment against North Korea for the death of...

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Jul 21, 2019

Ben Carson defends Trump over ‘go back' tweets
?WASHINGTON - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson ?on ?Sunday defended President Trump against accusations of racism. "He is not racist at all," Carson told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures." "He lived in New York. Jesse Jackson gave him an award for the incredible things that he had done in the African?-American community," Carson...

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Jul 21, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein lost interest when girls ‘lost their braces': detective
Jeffrey Epstein lost all sexual interest in his alleged victims as soon as they "lost their braces and their pubescent look," according to a former cop who's been investigating the convicted pedophile for more than a decade. But Epstein still found a way for the "too old" teens to help satisfy his perverted appetite —...

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Jul 21, 2019

Trump crashes MAGA-themed wedding, prompting ‘USA' chants
President Trump made a guest appearance at a wedding at his Bedminster, NJ, golf resort on Saturday that left the bride and groom chanting "USA! USA!" The president, who's spending the weekend at the resort, walked into the wedding reception for Nicole Marie and PJ Mongelli, according to video of the event. As the crowed...

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Jul 21, 2019

Nadler: Mueller testimony could begin Trump impeachment proceedings
?WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee ?on ?Sunday suggested ?former special ?counsel Robert Mueller's testimony this week could kick off impeachment proceedings against President Trump. "The (Mueller) report presents very substantial evidence that the president is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors," Rep. Jerry Nadler told "Fox News Sunday." "We have to...

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Jul 21, 2019

Stephen Miller defends Trump's attacks on Dem ‘Squad'
?WASHINGTON - Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace confronted senior White House advis?e?r Stephen Miller on President Trump's long record of "playing the race card" - and the conversation got heated. "I've never called any of his tweets racist," Wallace said on "Fox News Sunday." "But there's no question he's stoking racial divisions." But Miller,...

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Jul 21, 2019

Audio captures dramatic moments before Iran seizes British tanker
?An audio recording released Sunday captured the dramatic moments as a British naval officer warned Iranian military forces against seizing a UK-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, an incident that further roiled ?tense relations between Europe, the US and the Islamic Republic. An officer with Iranian Revolutionary Guard told the Stena Impero tanker...

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Jul 21, 2019

Cummings: AOC's ‘Squad' do ‘love their country'
?Rep. Elijah Cummings defend?ed? the four freshmen Democrats that President Trump has called on to "go back" to their original countries, saying their allegiance is to the Constitution and the American people. Asked about the president's Sunday tweet that he doesn't believe the quartet of congresswomen "are capable of loving our Country," Cummings (D-Md.) said,...

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Jul 21, 2019

Livestream fail gives cop cat ears and whiskers during murder case announcement
Canadian cops were left "feline" foolish when they livestreamed a press conference on a double murder — and a cat filter left the chief officer with cats ears and whiskers. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were giving a very serious press conference into the brutal killing of an American woman and an Australian man who...

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Jul 21, 2019

Texas mom who disappeared after concert date ‘could be in danger': cops
Police fear that a Texas mom who disappeared a week ago after going on a date "could be in danger," according to reports. Erika Gaytan, 29, went to a show at the El Paso County Coliseum last Saturday - and never returned home to her 7-year-old son. Her date claims that they parted at the...

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Jul 21, 2019

Trump: The ‘Squad' Dems should apologize to America
?President Trump ?on Sunday ?continued his attacks on four minority freshman Democrats, telling them they should "apologize" to America. "I don't believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said?," the president said on Twitter. "They are destroying the...

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Jul 21, 2019

Seventy-five years ago, a suitcase bomb nearly killed Hitler
It's been 75 years since Adolph Hitler sat down with his military officers at his top-secret, Wolfe's Lair military compound in Prussia to discuss strategy for winning World War II. He had no clue that Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, one of his most trusted aides, had brought along a suitcase containing a bomb that he...

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Jul 21, 2019

Mystery of young couple found murdered on side of road in Canada deepens
Canadian authorities are trying to solve what has turned into an international murder mystery — the brutal killing of an American woman and an Australian man. The young couple, who had been touring British Columbia, were found shot dead on the side of a remote highway on Monday. Grieving family members have said that they...

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Jul 20, 2019

Trump slams London mayor after city's police department has Twitter account hacked
The Don vs. Khan battle entered another round on Saturday. President Trump mocked London's Mayor Sadiq Khan after a Twitter account for the city's police department was hacked. "With the incompetent Mayor of London, you will never have safe streets!" the commander in chief tweeted after the incident. The comment came in a retweet of...

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Jul 20, 2019

Trump mocks London mayor after city's police department has Twitter account hacked
The Don vs. Khan battle entered another round on Saturday. President Trump mocked London's Mayor Sadiq Khan after a Twitter account for the city's police department was hacked. "With the incompetent Mayor of London, you will never have safe streets!" the commander in chief tweeted after the incident. The comment came in a retweet of...

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Jul 20, 2019

Citing ‘aviation terror' risk, UK suspends Cairo flights
Citing an unexplained "heightened risk of terrorism against aviation,'' British Airways on Saturday suspended flights to Cairo for seven days. Lufthansa, the German airline, had a one-day suspension ending Sunday. The airlines abruptly stopped flights even as the planes were about to board, ABC News said Saturday. Washington is not planning to follow suit, but...

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Jul 20, 2019

High hopes: Buttigieg pushes for marijuana legalization
Presidential hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg called for the legalization of marijuana at a Democratic candidates forum hosted by AARP in Iowa on Saturday. "When it comes to American drug policy, I don't think anyone can look at it and say it's looking well," said the South Bend, Ind., mayor. But he had one caveat: "I...

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Jul 20, 2019

British foreign secretary warns of ‘serious consequences' over Iran seizing oil tanker
Britain's foreign secretary warned Saturday of "serious consequences" if Iran fails to release a British oil tanker it seized a day earlier in the Strait of Hormuz — but he ruled out "military options." The takeover of the Stena ­Impero — which the UK described as a "hostile act'' — ­escalated already-heightened tensions in the...

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Jul 20, 2019

Cops ask crooks to please take weekend off due to extreme heat
Police in a Massachusetts town are asking crooks to take the weekend off — because it's too hot. "Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday,'' Braintree cops said in a Facebook post. "It is straight up hot as soccer balls out there. Conducting...

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Jul 20, 2019

Model claims former Afghan defense minister's son raped her
The wealthy son of the former Afghan defense minister stalked and raped a Manhattan fashion model after she rejected him, she charges in a shocking lawsuit. Sarah Goolden, a stunning blonde who's modeled everything from lacy underwear to designer duds, accuses Hamed Wardak of attacking her twice during a trip the two took to Miami...

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Jul 20, 2019

AOC's call for ‘9/11-style commission' over Trump border policy draws fire
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens/Bronx) called for a "9/11-style commission" to look into the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the US border. Speaking Saturday at a town hall in Queens, she said the US has a "lifelong commitment" to migrant children who have been separated under the policy, which the administration said it...

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Jul 20, 2019

Pence pledges return to moon at Apollo 11 anniversary event
Emotion filled astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Saturday as he stood on the launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center — the exact same spot where his historic space mission blasted off 50 years ago. "Nostalgia came over me today," Aldrin tweeted with a photo of himself standing on the concrete square alongside Vice President Mike...

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Jul 20, 2019

Iraqi troops moves to smash last remnants of Islamic State
A military operation is underway to clear out the last traces of the Islamic State from Iraq. Iraq's military said Saturday its troops launched an operation aimed at eliminating the terror group in areas around Baghdad. It was the second phase of an operation dubbed "Will to Victory," which started two weeks ago and initially...

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Jul 20, 2019

Puerto Rico protesters stand up to vulgar texts, alleged corruption, and years of scandal
Puerto Rico is bracing for a massive protest Monday calling for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's resignation. Vulgar and misogynistic text messages from him spurred thousands of Puerto Ricans to demonstrate in the capital San Juan on Friday and Saturday, the Associated Press reported. There were smaller gatherings across the rest of the island, with the movement...

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Jul 20, 2019

Brooklyn ‘ISIS sniper' came to US from Kazakhstan through diversity lottery: official
The Kazakhstan-born Brooklyn man who the feds say betrayed America — by becoming a top ISIS sniper in Syria —  had come to the US  through the diversity lottery, the head of US Citizenship and Immigration Services revealed in an angry tweet. Ruslan Maratovich Asainov "was born in Kazakhstan on June 28, 1976," tweeted USCIS...

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Jul 20, 2019

Brooklyn pool closed during heat wave after infant poops in water
An infant flushed this perfect pool day down the toilet at one Gowanus swimming spot. "Somebody didn't put a Pampers on their kid," a staffer at the Douglass and DeGraw Pool told The Post about the Friday evening accident. Patrons who showed up Saturday morning hoping to beat the heat with a refreshing dip were...

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Jul 20, 2019

Oliver Stone asked Vladimir Putin to be his daughter's godfather
Was Oliver stoned? In a scene more bizarre than any of this conspiracy theories, Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to be his 22-year-old daughter's godfather. "Does she want to become an Orthodox Christian?" Putin said when Stone suggested the idea during a sit-down in Moscow on June 19. "We'll make her...

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Jul 20, 2019

In the #MeToo era, it's time to revisit Ted Kennedy's legacy
Three significant anniversaries passed this week. Only two have truly been noted. First, of course, is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on Saturday, July 20. The second was the 20th anniversary of the deaths of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren Bessette in a small plane Kennedy...

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Jul 20, 2019

Trump-loving Miss Michigan Kathy Zhu dethroned after old ‘racist' tweets surface
A Trump-loving beauty pageant winner was stripped of her Miss Michigan title over the content of her social media. The Miss World America contest "accused me of being racist, Islamaphobic and insensitive," tweeted Kathy Zhu, who is Asian-American. Zhu, the president of College Republicans at the University of Michigan, told the Detroit Free Press that...

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Jul 20, 2019

Hundreds evacuated from Philadelphia senior center amid heatwave
PHILADELPHIA — Authorities say several hundred people were evacuated from a northwest Philadelphia retirement community due to a partial power outage amid dangerous hot weather. Police say the evacuation of about 250 people began just before 1 p.m. Friday at The Pavilion apartments in the Wynnfield Heights section of the city following the outage. Residents...

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Jul 20, 2019

Donald Trump promises to ‘vouch' for A$AP Rocky ‘bail'
President Trump said he would "personally vouch" for rapper A$AP Rocky's "bail." "Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!" Sweden doesn't actually have a bail system, according to experts. "I assume that people think we have a bail system and he was denied bail," Dennis...

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Jul 20, 2019

New study sounds the alarm over artificial sweeteners
Not such a sweet deal. Experts from the University of Sussex are sounding the alarm over aspartame, an artificial sweetener used in everything from diet soda to chewing gum. In the US, it is commonly sold under brand names including NutraSweet. A new academic paper from professors Erik Millstone and Elisabeth Dawson say a European...

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Jul 20, 2019

Feds shell out a whopping $1.4 million for Apollo 11 celebrations
The final bill for this week's Apollo 11 anniversary celebrations is a sky-high $1.4 million. Federal procurement documents show the whopping costs for the 50th anniversary events this week in Washington D.C. to be exponentially pricier than a decade before, according to TMZ, when the 40th anniversary party totaled just $43,000. There were exhibits, performances,...

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Jul 20, 2019

This guy draws in his sleep — but has ‘no artistic talent' when awake
You've heard of sleepwalking and sleep-talking, even sleep-texting, but you've probably never heard of sleep drawing. Lee Hadwin started scribbling while snoozing at age 4, when he would scrawl on the walls, the BBC reported. As he aged, his drawings got more complicated. He uses a variety of mediums — paint, crayons and even knives...

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Jul 20, 2019

Manny Pacquiao weighs NBA ownership when boxing career ends
Manny Pacquiao is considering buying an NBA team when his boxing career is over, the welterweight champion said in a new interview. Pacquiao — who is among the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world — is "thinking about" investing in a basketball team, he said, noting he has the right experience to take on...

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Jul 20, 2019

Michelle Obama swipes at Trump over ‘send her back' chant
Former First Lady Michelle Obama weighed in on the furor over President Trump's remarks against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), stating, "it's not my America or your America. It's our America." "What truly makes our country great is its diversity," she tweeted Friday. "I've seen that beauty in so many ways over the years. Whether we...

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Jul 20, 2019

Iran: British tanker seizure follows ‘rule of reciprocal action'
Iranian leaders said the country seized a British oil tanker on Friday in retaliation for the UK's role in impounding an Iranian ship two weeks ago. "The rule of reciprocal action is well-known in international law,"  said Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, a spokesman for Iran's Guardian Council, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. He added,...

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Jul 20, 2019

Hong Kong police seize explosives ahead of weekend protests
HONG KONG — Police in Hong Kong have raided a homemade-explosives manufacturing lab ahead of another weekend of protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Hong Kong media reported Saturday that police also found banners against the extradition bill that has sparked more than a month of demonstrations, but police said they had not established a...

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Jul 20, 2019

Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Lam stabbed at event in China
BEIJING — Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam has been stabbed while attending an event in southern China. Police say his injuries are not life-threatening and a suspect has been detained. The motive is unclear. His manager Lester Mo says Yam was stabbed in the stomach on Saturday and also had a cut on his...

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Jul 20, 2019

Monsoon flooding death toll rises to 152 in South Asia
GAUHATI, India — Officials say the death toll has risen to 152 in monsoon flooding in South Asia as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries. At least 90 people have died in Nepal and 50 in India's Assam state. A dozen people have been killed in neighboring Bangladesh....

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Jul 20, 2019

Rikers guards linked to shooting outside strip club busted on weapons charges
Two Rikers correction officers were thrown in Passaic County Jail on weapons possession charges Friday after they were linked to a non-fatal July 13 shooting outside a Paterson strip club. The arrest of Keith Hood, 29, of Staten Island, and Rasheim Williams, 26, of Brooklyn, was first reported in Northjersey.com. A third suspect, accused trigger...

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Jul 19, 2019

Feds seize nearly 800 children's brushes that had ‘dangerous' lead levels
They may look cute, but these children's folding hair brushes are actually chock-full o' lead — with 25 times the amount allowed by United States law, according to federal officials. Nearly 800 of them were seized in Baltimore, Maryland, this week by Customs and Border Protection officers, who had sent them in for chemical testing...

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Jul 19, 2019

Feds seize nearly 800 children's brushes with ‘dangerous' lead levels
They may look cute, but these children's folding hair brushes are actually chock-full o' lead — with 25 times the amount allowed by United States law, according to federal officials. Nearly 800 of them were seized in Baltimore, Maryland, this week by Customs and Border Protection officers, who had sent them in for chemical testing...

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Jul 19, 2019

Undocumented immigrants try to rush into US in ‘waves,' spark showdown with CBP agents
One of the biggest ports of entry along the US-Mexico border had to be shut down on Friday after a group of undocumented immigrants — nearly 50 of them — attempted to rush into the United States in "waves," according to federal officials. The mad dash went down at the Pharr International Bridge in Texas...

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Jul 19, 2019

Tiny shark discovered in Gulf of Mexico turns out to be new species
NEW ORLEANS — A pocket-sized pocket shark found in the Gulf of Mexico has turned out to be a new species. And the mysterious pouches that it's named for, up near its front fins? Scientists say they squirt little glowing clouds into the ocean. Researchers from around the Gulf and in New York have named...

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Jul 19, 2019

Key witness in Mueller probe now facing child sex trafficking charges
A key witness from the Robert Mueller investigation got slapped with sex trafficking charges on Friday. Businessman George Nader, 60, was already facing child pornography charges — and he has a long history of sexually abusing minors. His latest indictment came down in federal court Friday and was in connection to an alleged trip that...

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Jul 19, 2019

Daredevil channeled inner Spider-Man to save his mom from fire
The City of Brotherly Love has its own friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. A West Philadelphia resident was caught on camera Thursday scaling up — and then back down — the side of a 19-story building in an attempt to save his bedridden mother from a fire. "As kids we used to jump roofs," said the man...

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Jul 19, 2019

Creep accused of raping 4-year-old in McDonald's bathroom
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — A 37-year-old Oklahoma man has been jailed on rape complaints after authorities said he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in a bathroom at a McDonald's play area, which the child was visiting during a day care field trip. Midwest City police say a day care worker knocked on the locked bathroom...

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Jul 19, 2019

Elusive gator known as ‘Chance the Snapper' gets new home in Florida
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — An alligator that eluded capture for days in a Chicago lagoon is settling in its new home in Florida. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park said in a Facebook post Friday that it welcomed the reptile known as Chance the Snapper with a banner, pizza and Chicago's greatest hits. The...

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Jul 19, 2019

9-year-old girl dies after bounce house blows into power lines
RENO, Nev. — A 9-year-old Reno girl has died from injuries she suffered when strong winds blew an inflatable bounce house with three children inside into power lines last weekend. The family of Elizabeth "Lizzy" Hammond issued a statement Friday confirming her death from the incident last Sunday, and thanking first-responders and law enforcement for...

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Jul 19, 2019

Wild video shows cow chased to its death in Home Depot parking lot
This cow was dead meat. A wild video shows the moment a slaughterhouse employee slit an escaped cow's throat outside a Connecticut Home Depot. Dashcam footage of the high "steaks" chase shows the employee pursuing the young cow, killing it — then leaving it to writhe on the pavement next to the store in Bloomfield....

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Jul 19, 2019

‘She lit up every room she walked into': Bianca Devins remembered at funeral
Tearful mourners flocked to an upstate church Friday to honor the life of a teenage social media star who was knifed to death in a gruesome attack chronicled by her alleged killer on Instagram. Some 200 people — including devastated relatives and throngs of her young friends — said a final goodbye to 17-year-old Bianca...

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Jul 19, 2019

Accused ISIS sniper done in by trove of terror texts: feds
A Kazakhstan-born Brooklyn man who the feds say moved to Syria six years ago to join ISIS  — rising to become one of the terror group's top snipers — was ordered held without bail Friday as it emerged that a trove of threatening and boasting text messages was his undoing. "You will be f-king scared...

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Jul 19, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenger once supported Obama
A 38-year-old Queens woman seeking the GOP line to run against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is under fire from fellow Republicans for previously praising the Democratic socialist superstar as well as voting for Barack Obama for president. Scherie Murray, a Jamaican-born woman who grew up in Queens and founded a TV production and advertising company, told...

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Jul 19, 2019

Florida cops launch internal probe into handling of Epstein case
Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw on Friday launched an internal affairs probe into the supervision more than 10 years ago of accused perv Jeffrey Epstein by deputies while he was on work-release. The office said it was investigating to "ensure total transparency and accountability" in its role in the Epstein case, The Palm Beach...

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Jul 19, 2019

Ex-NSA contractor sentenced to 9 years for stolen documents
BALTIMORE — A former National Security Agency contractor who stored two decades' worth of classified documents at his Maryland home was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison. Harold Martin, 54, apologized to the federal judge who sentenced him for a theft that prosecutors have called "breathtaking" in scope. "My methods were wrong, illegal and...

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Jul 19, 2019

New Jersey cop's infant daughter suffered ‘pattern of abuse' before death
The New Jersey cop accused of fatally beating his infant daughter had nine skull fractures from ongoing abuse, court documents said. Daniel Bannister, a Ewing Police Department officer, was charged with the murder Thursday of his 3-month-old daughter Hailey, NJ.com reported. The months-long investigation into the baby's death on Dec. 11, 2018, determined that her...

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Jul 19, 2019

Iran claims it seized British tanker in Strait of Hormuz
Iranian officials said Friday they had seized a 30,000-ton British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, further inflaming tensions in the region, The Guardian is reporting. The British tanker Stena Impero suddenly veered off course and into Iranian waters after the ship's owners said it was "approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter …...

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Jul 19, 2019

British tankers seized by Iran in Strait of Hormuz
UK officials said two tankers were seized by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz Friday — a British vessel and a Liberian-flagged ship - bringing escalating tensions between Tehran and the West in the region closer to the boiling point, according to reports. Iran's Revolutionary Guard took responsibility for one of the seized vessels...

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Jul 19, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard has raised no money for congressional campaign
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has gone all in on the White House. The Hawaii congresswoman has raised money exclusively for her 2020 presidential bid and has neglected her congressional campaign account to reveal a negative contribution balance. The most recent federal campaign documents show that Gabbard had contributions worth negative $20 for this quarter — even...

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Jul 19, 2019

Trump renews attack on Ilhan Omar, praises crowd at North Carolina rally
President Trump on Friday appeared to walk back regrets he'd expressed a day earlier over the "Send her back!" chants at his North Carolina MAGA rally aimed at Somali-born Rep. Ilhan Omar. "No," Trump replied in the Oval Office when asked by reporters if he was unhappy with the chanting. "You know what I'm unhappy...

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Jul 19, 2019

Marvin Oswaldo Esquivel-Lopez, charged in triple homicide, was deported twice
A Guatemalan man charged in the slayings of a mother and her two kids in Iowa was in the US illegally — and had been deported twice, authorities said. Marvin Oswaldo Esquivel-Lopez, 31, faces charges of first-degree murder in the triple homicide Tuesday night in downtown Des Moines, the Des Moines Register reported. Esquivel-Lopez, who...

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Jul 19, 2019

Trump says Boris Johnson would fix Brexit as Britain's prime minister
President Trump on Friday lavished praise on Boris Johnson, the leading contender to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister. "I like him. I like Boris Johnson. I spoke to him yesterday. I think he's going to do a great job. I think we're going to have a great relationship," Trump said from the Oval...

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