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Jeff Sessions Displays Unsteady Recall on Trump-Russia Matters

• Attorney General Jeff Sessions, testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, showed selective recall on the Trump campaign’s Russia contacts.<p>• Mr. Sessions said he had “no reason to doubt these women” who have accused the man who wants his old Senate seat, Roy S. Moore, of seeking sexual or …

Dinosaur-era shark with snake's head and 300 teeth found off Portuguese coast

Scientists have discovered a dinosaur-era shark with 300 teeth and a snake’s head off the Portuguese coast.<p>The frilled shark was caught by a trawler …

Fish

15,000 scientists give catastrophic warning about the fate of the world in new ‘letter to humanity’

A new, dire "warning to humanity" about the dangers to all of us has been written by 15,000 scientists from around the world.<p>The message updates an …

Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 500

TEHRAN — Iranians dug through rubble in a frantic search for survivors on Monday, after a powerful earthquake struck near the Iraqi border, killing more than 500 people and injuring thousands of others in the world’s deadliest earthquake so far this year.<p>The quake, recorded at 9:48 p.m. on Sunday, …

Middle East

Self-driving bus gets into accident on its first day in Las Vegas

Looks like robots are better drivers than humans.<p>A driverless shuttle bus was in an accident on the first day the electric vehicle was being tested …

Sheep learned to recognize photos of Obama and other celebrities, neuroscientists say

Of the roughly 1.1 billion sheep on Earth, roughly 1.1 billion have no idea who Barack Obama is. But there are at least eight sheep who can recognize the former president by his face. After a few days of training at the University of Cambridge in England, the animals learned to select the former …

University of Cambridge

Election night brings historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a night of many firsts, several minority and LGBT candidates won local elections that echoed the blue wave in which Democrats won races large and small.<p>Two openly transgender candidates won races as well as the first Sikh mayor in New Jersey and first African-American mayors in major …

Italy probes deaths of 26 Nigerian women from migrant boats

<b>Italian prosecutors are investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women - most of them teenagers - whose bodies were recovered at sea.</b><p>There are suspicions that they may have been sexually abused and murdered as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean.<p>Five migrants are being questioned in the …

North Korea's nuclear test site causing 'deformed babies,' killing vegetation, defectors say

North Korea’s crippling nuclear test site is turning the area into a “wasteland” where “deformed babies” are being born and 80 percent of vegetation dies off due to nuclear radiation, nearly two dozen defectors told a South Korean newspaper Monday.<p>The Research Association of Vision of North Korea …

The Air Force says it failed to follow procedures, allowing Texas church shooter to obtain firearms

The Air Force says it failed to follow policies for alerting federal law enforcement about Devin P. Kelley’s violent past, enabling the former service member, who killed at least 26 churchgoers Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Tex., to obtain firearms before the shooting rampage.<p>Kelley should have …

Mother says justice was served in Kedarie Johnson murder trial

Des Moines

IOWA CITY - A Spirit Lake man faces prison time after police say he assaulted another man in Iowa City and left him unable to eat solid food.

Lee Hermiston<p>The Gazette<p>Officer Tom Daubs ‘having a blast’ as Marion’s school resource officer<p>Four Cedar Rapids children recognized by fire …

There's only one surefire answer to the problem of mass shootings

On Jan. 1, 2007, the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history was the 1991 massacre of 23 people at Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Tex. George Hennard, the gunman, fit an all-too-common profile: A white man in his 30s, he exhibited signs of emotional instability and a hostility toward …

Authorities: Texas church shooter had three gunshot wounds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Devin Patrick Kelley, the gunman who killed 26 people at a Texas Baptist church, suffered three gunshot wounds, including a self-inflicted shot to the head, Texas authorities said Monday.<p>Kelley, 26, was also shot in the leg and torso by an armed citizen, said Freeman Martin of the Texas …

Papa John's says NFL protests are hurting sales

(CNN)-- Papa John's is blaming the NFL for hitting its bottom line.<p>The pizza company, which has been a league sponsor since 2010, sliced its sales …

Football (U.S.)

Russian Facebook ads, now publicly released, show sophistication of influence campaign

Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of ads that Russian operatives bought on Facebook, providing the fullest picture yet of how foreign actors sought to promote Republican Donald Trump, denigrate Democrat Hillary Clinton and divide Americans over some of the nation's most sensitive social …

3 dead after shooting at a Colorado Walmart, suspect arrested

The man wanted for what appears to be a random killing spree at a Colorado Walmart was arrested Thursday after an hourslong manhunt.<p>The suspect, …

Iowa City nurse debunks flu shot myths

<b>IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --</b> Runny nose, sneezing and fatigue. It's all leading to the same sign, it's flu season. But not everyone is a fan of …

Former University Of Hartford Student Faces Hate Crime Charge In Case Involving Former Roommate

Brianna Rae Brochu faces a hate crime charge in a case involving her former roommate at the University of Hartford, West Hartford Police said …

Crime

New York attack suspect charged with federal terrorism offenses

<b>(CNN) —</b> The suspect in New York's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has been charged with federal terrorism offenses in Tuesday's attack that left eight people dead, authorities said.<p>Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbekistan native who was living in New Jersey, is charged with …

Terrorism

A British minister admits he made his secretary buy sex toys as #MeToo hits Parliament

After a Christmastime lunch in 2010, then-British Parliament member Mark Garnier handed his secretary cash and took her to a sex shop in the west end of London. He told her that he wanted her to go inside and purchase two vibrators, one for his wife and another for a woman in his constituency …

Three former Trump campaign officials charged by special counsel

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III on Monday revealed charges against three former Trump campaign officials — including onetime campaign chairman Paul Manafort — marking the first criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence in U.S. political affairs.<p>The charges are …

Donald Trump

Rules are rules: Organization that denied high school girl golf title stands behind policy

Emily Nash, who had the best score at a boys' golf tournament in Massachusetts, has been denied the trophy — and the right to advance to the state …

Spain Dismisses Catalonia Government After Region Declares Independence

BARCELONA, Spain — Spain’s leader fired the government of the rebellious Catalonia region Friday, dissolved the regional parliament and ordered new elections after Catalan lawmakers illegally declared an independent nation.<p>The showdown escalated the biggest political crisis in decades to hit Spain, …

124 dead, nearly 1,200 infected with plague in Madagascar

<b>(CNN) —</b> A plague outbreak in Madagascar has infected 1,192 people since August, with 124 deaths, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Madagascar's National Bureau of Risk Management and Disaster reported on Monday.<p>The majority of cases, 67%, were the pneumonic …

Disease

New science suggests the ocean could rise more — and faster — than we thought

Climate change could lead to sea level rises that are larger, and happen more rapidly, than previously thought, according to a trio of new studies that reflect mounting concerns about the stability of polar ice.<p>In one case, the research suggests that previous high end projections for sea level rise …

George H.W. Bush offers a second apology after actress accused him of groping her

Former president George H.W. Bush apologized after actress Heather Lind said he groped her as they posed for a picture at an event a few years ago — …

How LGBTQ-friendly are Iowa cities?

CLOSE<p>Local activists explain why they celebrate Capital City Pride, a recognition of the LGBTQ community, in Des Moines. Charly Haley / The …

Lawmakers want immediate review of travel restriction on Putin critic

The United States government has revoked travel privileges for a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, stirring alarm on Capitol …

Caught in a deadly ambush, U.S. troops in Niger waited an hour for French air power to arrive

The U.S. Special Forces team caught in a deadly ambush three weeks ago in Niger did not request help from nearby French forces for about an hour after the firefight began near a village the Americans had visited during a reconnaissance mission several hours prior, the Pentagon's top general said …

Military