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4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Expert divers Sunday rescued four of 12 boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they were trapped with their soccer coach for more than two weeks, as a dangerous and complicated operation unfolded amid heavy rain and the threat of rising water underground.<p>Eight …

Siblings

Trump to Maxine Waters: 'Careful what you wish for,' after she calls for harassment of his Cabinet

President Donald Trump warned Rep. Maxine Waters on Monday to "be careful what you wish for," offering a provocative rebuke to the California Democrat who has called for the continuing public harassment of Trump administration officials.<p>Taking to Twitter, Trump called Waters "an extraordinarily low …

Donald Trump

Could Congress stop Trump from bombing North Korea?

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" Tuesday if Pyongyang doesn't stop threatening the United States. But can the President launch a military strike on his own?<p>The Constitution may give Congress the ability to declare war, but in reality it has little ability …

North Korea

Store closings have tripled so far this year

Everything must go!<p>Stores are closing at alarming rate. The number so far this year is triple what it was in the same period last year, according to an analysis by Fung Global Retail & Technology, a retail think tank.<p>There have been 5,300 store closing announcements through June 20, making it the …

Credit Suisse

Criminal charges in Tulsa police shooting may prevent unrest

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Less than a week after an unarmed black man was shot dead by a white police officer on a Tulsa street, prosecutors charged the …

'We will destroy ISIS': Iranian militia vows to fight terror group

<b>Tehran, Iran (CNN) —</b> The Basij is a militia made up of fighters loyal to Iran's religious leaders; their mission is to protect the country's Islamic order.<p>To do that, they will go to any lengths necessary, including -- they say -- taking on ISIS.<p>"We all are prepared to go and destroy ISIS totally," …

What Saddam Gave ISIS

Newly unearthed documents shed light on the foundations of the terror group—and the crucial role Baathists played in organizing and directing a …

Islamists chopped off Christian professor's hand because he set grammar exam question about a character called Mohammed

• <b>Professor T J Joseph maimed because he used name Mohammed in exam</b>• <b><br>Assailants ambushed him, slashed his hand off as he returned from church</b>• <b><br>The 13</b> …

British ISIS fighter who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Jihadi John in gruesome execution video has been 'killed in battle'

• <b>Death of Ikrima al-Nomani reported on Islamic State social media channels</b>• <b><br>Previously named as 20-year-old British medical student, Nasser Muthana</b>• <b><br>He</b> …

The sex slave forced to marry TWENTY ISIS fighters… and undergo painful surgery to 'restore her virginity' each time: UN reveal horrifying details of bazaars where Islamists trade rape victims

• <b>United Nations official interviewed dozens of female survivors in April</b>• <b><br>Zainab Bangura said the girls were stripped naked and categorized</b>• <b><br>Some victims</b> …

Islamic State launch 'fierce' attack Iraq’s largest oil refinery

An Iraqi military official says security forces continue to face tough clashes with the jihadist group<p><b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant</b> (Isil) launched a fresh offensive on Thursday against <b>Iraq</b>’s largest refinery, where a military official said security forces are facing one of their toughest …

Isis militants slaughter more than 300 Yazidi captives in northern Iraq after thousands were taken captive from villages

• <b>Hundreds of Yazidi prisoners have been killed near Mosul in northern Iraq</b>• <b><br>Yazidi Progress Party condemned the 'heinous criminal acts' by</b> …

The Army of Islam: Militant group battling ISIS and the Syrian regime show their might in 'graduation ceremony' featuring 1,700 soldiers and a fleet of armoured tanks

• <b>Jaysh Al-Islam fights against government soldiers in Syrian city of Damascus</b>• <b><br>Made up of around '60 rebel factions', it also opposes Islamist groups</b> …

Isis vows revenge after leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is 'forced to give up control after he was seriously wounded in air strike’

• <b>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an attack from the US-led coalition</b>• <b><br>Said to be no longer in control and insiders claim fighters want</b> …

Shocking image of sleeping baby lying beside handgun and a GRENADE underneath ISIS blanket is the latest to follow sickening trend set by jihadi parents

• <b>Disturbing image re-posted on Twitter by anti-Islamic State activist in Syria</b>• <b><br>Comes after image showing newborn next to handgun and birth</b> …

US Senate clears the way for $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

The Senate voted 71 to 27 to kill legislation that would have stopped the sale.<p>The overwhelming vote stopped an effort led by Republican Senator Rand Paul and Democratic Senator Chris Murphy to block the deal over concerns including Saudi Arabia's role in the 18-month-long war in Yemen and worries …

Congress scolds Mylan CEO for trying to get 'filthy rich' off EpiPens

Heather Bresch tells House committee the company should have ‘better anticipated’ severity of price hikes and says generic version will be sold soon<p>US politicians have accused the boss of drug company Mylan of attempting to get “filthy rich” by “jacking up” the price of life-saving allergy …

Mylan CEO infuriates lawmakers at hearing on EpiPen costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mylan CEO Heather Bresch infuriated lawmakers as she tried — and mostly failed — to explain steep cost increases of her company's …

Kerry admits diplomacy at impasse as Syrian truce collapses

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and Russia ended any pretenses Thursday of their cease-fire for Syria remaining in force after days of increased …

Charlotte police shooting: Family says video is unclear on reported gun

<b>Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> Relatives of Keith Lamont Scott, after watching two police videos, said they couldn't say what was in his hands when he was shot and killed by a Charlotte police officer.<p>"It is impossible to discern from the videos what, if anything, Mr. Scott is holding in his …

Law Enforcement

How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

Self-help

Be Amazed By This Marvelous Music Machine, Powered By 2,000 Marbles

<i>NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with Martin Molin, creator of the marble machine, on</i> Weekend Edition Sunday. <i>You can hear their conversation at the audio link.</i><p>The "Marble Machine" is a musical instrument by way of a Rube Goldberg contraption, the love child of a barrel organ, a kick drum, a vibraphone and …

3D

Report on Syria conflict finds 11.5% of population killed or injured

<b>Exclusive</b> Syrian Centre for Policy Research says 470,000 deaths is twice UN’s figure with ‘human development ruined’ after 45% of population is displaced<p>Syria’s national wealth, infrastructure and institutions have been “almost obliterated” by the “catastrophic impact” of nearly five years of …

The Jaq charges a smartphone using hydrogen fuel cells

The Jaq smartphone charger, from Swedish startup MyFC, is trying to swap lithium-ion batteries for hydrogen fuel cells. MyFC says it's the world smallest and most powerful fuel cell charger in the world, and it lets you stay charged without ever having to touch a wall outlet.<p>Instead of plugging the …

10 Pranks That Went Way Too Far

Amazon wants to use its new drones to deliver your packages—as long as you have a big lawn

Sometimes you need a new pair of shoes right now, and Amazon wants to make sure you can get them. The online retailer, which has been working on a drone delivery service for roughly two years, announced a new drone design on Nov. 29.<p>In the announcement video, narrator Jeremy Clarkson—formerly of <i>Top</i> …

Drones

10 things you need to know before European markets open

Good morning! Here's what you need to know.<p><b>UK lending and money supply figures are coming.</b> At 9:30 a.m UK time (4:30 a.m. ET) figures for private lending and the money supply for the UK economy in August will be released. Analysts expect mortgage approvals and consumer credit to have picked up …