Russia’s secret nuclear-powered cruise missile may have been factor in mysterious blast that killed at least 5

Buildings at a military base in the town of Nyonoska, Russia, the site of an accident during a test of a nuclear-powered engine where at least 5 people were killed on Thursday. (AFP/Getty Images) While the Russian military has remained quiet about what type of rocket may have been involved in the test, the research institute that employed five of the scientists that died said Sunday night a small nuclear reactor had exploded during the experiment in the White Sea. Vyacheslav Solovyov, the scientific director of the Russian Federal Nuclear Center, said in a video statement to a local newspaper that the agency was working on a number of experimental technologies, including studying “small-scale sources of energy with the use of …

Prosecutors Say Jeffrey Epstein Sex Trafficking Investigation Not Over

Jeffrey Epstein, who died in an apparent suicide Saturday morning, they said in a statement. “Today’s events are disturbing, and we are deeply aware of their potential to present yet another hurdle to giving Epstein’s many victims their day in Court,”  “To those brave young women who have already come forward and to the many others who have yet to do so, let me reiterate that we remain committed to standing for you, and our investigation of the conduct charged in the Indictment — which included a conspiracy count — remains ongoing.” While the criminal charges against Epstein cannot proceed, accusers may pursue civil litigation against his estate. Any potential conspirators could also be charged. Just one day before he …

What Anthony Scaramucci gets dead wrong in his turn against Donald Trump

(CNN)Anthony Scaramucci is done with Donald Trump. THE POINT — NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! In a tweet shortly after that CNN interview, Scaramucci wrote this:

Apology to family of couple killed by patient

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCharles Little said it was a “great pity” it had taken so long to achieve an apology The family of a couple killed by a man with severe mental health issues have received an apology from the top civil servant at the Department of Health. Michael and Marjorie Cawdery, both 83, died in a “frenzied” knife attack in Portadown, County Armagh in April 2017. They were stabbed to death by Thomas Scott McEntee, shortly after he walked out of a hospital emergency department. Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly apologised for the health service’s “failings and handling” of his care. Trust ‘responsible’ in Cawdery killings Court told of ‘frenzied attack’ on couple Man admits …

Man shakes friend’s baby, leaving her blind

When they arrived, Bayleigh-Lee was sitting in a chair and appeared to be asleep. ‘Piercing scream’ But the court heard that while Miss Reed was in the kitchen, the baby let out “a piercing scream” and when she picked her up found her limp and lifeless. Doctors found there had been bleeding to the brain. Bayleigh-Lee suffered “catastrophic and life-changing” injuries in the incident on 18 August 2016, the jury was told. Smith, of Hywel Road, claimed Bayleigh-Lee had suddenly fallen ill. He had maintained he was innocent and refused to apologise. The jury heard the two men had been friends and Smith would sometimes help Mr Taylor, a self-employed delivery driver. “She will need medical care for the rest …

The whole child separation travesty is pointless

(CNN)Over the course of this summer, the American people — across party lines — have shown that they reject the hate and dehumanization of immigrants that appears to have motivated last weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso. Many are outraged over the cruel neglect of children in custody along the border — child abuse as immigration policy — and this has spurred Congress to exercise some much-needed oversight. With senators and representatives home for the August recess, the American people have a pivotal opportunity to demand change now.

In seeking to control Kashmir, Modi may look to China’s actions in Xinjiang and Tibet

Hong Kong (CNN)The gleaming white bullet train whips through the Chinese countryside, past endless construction sites and new towns. Kashmir and Xinjiang share many similarities. Both have long been regions of disputed sovereignty, where a predominantly Muslim minority has pushed against control by a non-Muslim state, and both are now facing increased pressure in countries once committed to multiethnic pluralities that have taken a turn for majoritarian assimilation. Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang have been minoritized in many cities and faced increased competition for jobs from Han migrants. At the same time, they have been subjected to draconian surveillance and policing, with up to 2 million people detained in what critics call “re-education camps,” according to expert estimates. Uyghur activists have …

BA flight evacuated after smoke filled cabin

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGayle Fitzpatrick filmed the evacuation of the Airbus A321 after the cabin filled with smoke A British Airways flight has been evacuated after smoke filled the cabin shortly before landing. The airline confirmed an “incident” on flight BA422 which departed London Heathrow at 15:10 BST on Monday and has now landed in Valencia. Passenger Rachel Jupp, who was with her children, told BBC News smoke filled the cabin “very quickly” about 10 minutes before its scheduled landing. BA has apologised to passengers on board the aircraft, an Airbus A321. It added that its staff were assisting customers in the airport terminal. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An A321 plane similar to …

Police officer slashed in ‘frenzied’ machete attack

Image Copyright @thehugodesigns @thehugodesigns Report Report The vehicle had initially failed to stop but the driver then suddenly pulled over got out and injured the officer, the force said. Insp Julia James, from North East Command Unit, said: “This was a sudden and brutal attack on a uniformed officer carrying out their duties. “What began as a routine vehicle stop has transformed very quickly and unexpectedly into an unprovoked attack with a weapon.” A man, aged in his 50s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of GBH and taken to an east London police station for questioning. In the wake of the attack, pictures posted on social media showed a heavy police presence in the Leyton area. Police said …

Teen killed at the Gilroy festival stayed behind to walk with relative with cane, family says

Keyla Salazar, 13, was one of three people killed when a gunman open-fired at an outdoor food festival in northern California over the weekend. (GoFundMe) Salazar’s aunt, Katiuska Pimentel Vargas, told the Associated Press Monday that her niece was eating ice cream with family members when they heard gunshots and began to flee. Salazar stayed behind to keep pace with a relative who uses a cane and was shot with a bullet that otherwise might have hit the woman she was waiting for, Pimentel Vargas said. Pimentel Vargas told BuzzFeed News the teen would have turned 14 on Aug. 4 and was going to start the ninth grade this fall. “I have no words to describe this pain I’m feeling,” she wrote on …

Marines used brute force, says tanker captain

Iran, tankers and the Gulf crisis explained What’s so important about a ship’s flag? UK sends second warship to Gulf The vessel’s captain, an Indian national who asked not to be named, said he was radioed a police request to board his ship and lowered his ladder. But before anyone could board, a military helicopter landed on the ship in a “very dangerous” move, he said. Image copyright MoD The captain agreed to speak to the BBC on condition his name was not used, saying he and his crew had been advised by Indian High Commission officials to remain anonymous while legal proceedings were ongoing. Asked whether he felt there was anything illegitimate about his ship or the cargo, he …

The Real Difference Between Elizabeth Warren And Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had just kinda-sorta accidentally endorsed former Rep. Perriello was in a tight contest with the favorite, then-Lt. Gov. interview with HuffPost.  If it was an endorsement, it wasn’t one Warren had planned on making ― and she quickly reached out to Democratic Sens. Mary Schwalm / Reuters Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), both contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, will mostly be in agreement on Tuesday night. But that doesn’t mean there’s no difference between the two. Democratic Party loyalist and progressive insurgent, and it provides one of the few clear contrasts between her and Sen. Warren and Sanders are all but certain not to criticize each other during the Tuesday night …

Newborn found dead inside Applebee’s restroom in Texas

(Irving Police Department ) “This kind of incident is very tragic,” Irving police Officer Robert Reeves, said. “It strikes everybody in their family. Everybody’s heart goes out when you hear an infant is deceased. We definitely do not like to see this happen. There’s fire stations, there’s ambulances that you can call, there’s the hospital that’s just two more exits down the freeway.” Investigators are also looking at surveillance video and speaking to witnesses to try to locate the suspect, CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Texas, like many other states, has a Safe Haven Law that allows a person to leave a newborn at a police or fire station, hospital or other medical center with no questions asked.

UK navy to escort British-flagged vessels through Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran

In this Sunday, July 21, 2019 photo, an aerial view shows a speedboat of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard moving around the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero which was seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday by the Guard, in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. Global stock markets were subdued Monday while the price of oil climbed as tensions in the Persian Gulf escalated after Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker on Friday. (Morteza Akhoondi/Tasnim News Agency via AP) (AP) IRAN HINTS AT SWAP WITH UK IN BID TO REDUCE TENSIONS “The Department for Transport has therefore updated its advice to confirm that the Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, either …