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  • Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

    August 14, 2018 4:47 AM 6

    A new UN report says the Islamic State extremist group has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 members equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat as does al-Qaida's global network. The experts' report to the UN Security Council circulated yesterday says it's likely that a reduced "covert version" of the IS core will survive

  • Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

    August 14, 2018 4:47 AM 27

    A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early yesterday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said. The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife and a child who were in the home survived despite the front part the two-storey house being engulfed

  • How to find, delete Google tracking

    August 13, 2018 7:33 PM 15

    Here’s how to delete those markers and some best-effort practices that keep your location as private as possible. But there’s no panacea because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP address that can be geographically mapped. Smartphones also connect to cell towers, so your carrier knows your general location at all times

  • Former Trump adviser releases another recording, threatens to say more

    August 13, 2018 2:10 PM 10

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman released another audio recording Monday that she says features President Donald Trump, as she threatened to “blow the whistle” on White House corruption. Manigault Newman is drawing fire from Trump’s allies and national security experts for secret recordings she made at the White

  • Steve Bannon weighs in on UK burqa debate, Boris Johnson

    August 12, 2018 3:58 PM 8

    LONDON (AP) — Republican strategist Steve Bannon weighed into British politics Sunday in a wide-ranging interview in which he defended former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s comments about Muslim face veils and praised a controversial British far-right leader. Johnson made the comments in a newspaper column that argued against banning full-face

  • Iran's top leader approves special corruption courts

    August 12, 2018 5:00 AM 13

    Iran's supreme leader has approved a request by the judiciary to set up special courts to punish corrupt officials. The official IRNA news agency yesterday reported Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying punishments should be "carried out quick and fair". Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, said the courts should be "firm". The request by the judiciary

  • Manslaughter charge in fatal beating of wallet thief

    August 12, 2018 5:00 AM 6

    A man has been beaten to death in New Orleans after stealing another man's wallet, and the wallet's owner now faces a manslaughter charge. The New Orleans Advocate reports that 31-year-old Simon Morris was arrested in the death of a man identified only as Edwin. Police said Edwin approached Morris and asked him for a dollar outside a gas station Friday

  • Crews make progress battling southern California wildfire

    August 12, 2018 5:00 AM 10

    Firefighters made significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging for days south of Los Angeles, officials said. Aircraft have been making flight after flight, dumping water and bright pink retardant to protect Lake Elsinore and other foothill communities as the fire sweeps through the dense, bone-dry brush

  • Melania Trump’s parents sworn in as US citizens

    August 9, 2018 6:09 PM 9

    NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump’s parents have been sworn in as U.S. citizens. A lawyer for Viktor and Amalija Knavs says the Slovenian couple took the citizenship oath on Thursday in New York City. The Knavses raised Melania in the rural industrial town of Sevnica while Slovenia was under Communist rule. They came and went from the ceremony

  • Man fatally shot woman in New York hospital bed, then kills self

    August 8, 2018 7:10 PM 8

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — A man shot a patient to death in her bed at a suburban New York hospital Wednesday and then killed himself, police said. Police were trying to determine the connection between the two, who were found in a fourth-floor room after gunfire rang out around 9:40 a.m. at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, a major medical campus