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President Donald Trump ridiculed in base terms the looks and temperament of a female cable television host on Thursday whose show he says he's stopped watching.
Trump used a series of tweets to go after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who've criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe." Trump claimed Brzezinski was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" and said he refused to let her join him at his South Florida estate.
It was the latest attack on a woman's looks from the president, who had to apologize during his campaign for lewd comments he made about women while taping an interview with "Access Hollywood" in 2005. In that tape he boasted of grabbing women by their genitals and said that "when you're a star ... you can do anything."
Republican politicians were beginning to express their displeasure with Trump's new tweets, with two senators saying it was beneath the office of the president.
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The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims.
Visas that have already been approved will not be revoked, but instructions issued by the State Department Wednesday said that new applicants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the United States to be eligible. The same requirement, with some exceptions, holds for would-be refugees from all nations that are still awaiting approval for admission to the U.S.
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Authorities had to round up several pigs after a semi crash that has shut down Interstate 45 south of Dallas Thursday morning.
Both directions of I-45 were closed near Pleasant Run Road at about 6:45 a.m.
The truck, which tipped onto its side in the crash, was transporting pigs, which scattered on the road. Live video showed six pigs walking near the median.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared an MTA state of emergency after yet another track problem outside Amtrak's East River Tunnels stranded hundreds of Long Island Rail Road riders for hours and caused crippling delays into Penn Station all morning Thursday.
The declaration will expedite procurement and cuts red tape, the governor says.
Cuomo has also ordered new MTA chair Joe Lhota to assess all capital needs -- including cars, tracks, signals -- within 60 days,
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Sexual assault poses a hidden danger on cruise ships, with minors often the victims, according to NBC News, which spoke with 10 victims of sexual assaults or members of their families.
Some of those assaults were barely investigated, they said, and most were never prosecuted. More than two-thirds of the 92 alleged on-board crimes reported by cruise lines last year were sexual assaults, and a recent congressional report found one in three victims were minors.
"I think the biggest disappointment were the actual FBI," said Anne Smith, whose 16-year-old daughter said she was molested by a Carnival cruise gym trainer "They took a brief statement from both of us, and pretty much made it clear that there wasn't gonna be much after that."
The FBI said it could not discuss the specifics of Abby's case, and noted that investigating crimes on ships "pose specific challenges for investigators."
In an email, Carnival Cruise Line offered "heartfelt apologies" to the Smiths and said it would pay for the teen's counseling. It also said that it followed "all established and required procedures" when she reported the assault.
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A viral video of minor league baseball dog delivering water at a Fort Wayne TinCaps game has surfaced on Twitter.
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Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' top advisers, took a leave of absence as the Vatican's financial czar on Thursday to fight multiple criminal charges in his native Australia that allege he committed sexual assault years ago.
Pell appeared before reporters in the Vatican press office to forcefully deny the accusations, denounce what he called a "relentless character assassination" in the media and announce he would return to Australia to clear his name.
"I repeat that I am innocent of these charges. They are false. The whole idea of sexual abuse is abhorrent to me," Pell said.
The Vatican said the leave takes effect immediately and that Pell will not participate in any public liturgical event while it is in place.
A sinkhole has opened up and swallowed a car in downtown St. Louis.
There have been no injuries reported resulting from the sinkhole that appeared shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday, authorities said.
Aerial TV footage shows the white car on its side in the hole, with water gushing from a below-ground pipe.
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As Puerto Rico grapples with a debt crisis, its governor is pushing Congress for statehood -- a move that, contrary to critics, he says is necessary to solving the territory's debilitating money woes.
“We recognize there is a debt problem, we’re dealing with it," Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told NBC Latino Wednesday. "But trying to say, ‘Hey guys, work on that and come back to us,’ is kind of ignoring the root cause of the problem, which is colonialism.”
After a June vote yielded 97 percent support for statehood, albeit with record low turnout, Rosselló has been laying the groundwork in Washington for a delegation to pressure Congress on Puerto Rican statehood.
Rosselló interpreted vague comments from White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer as in support of statehood, but he needs top Republican backers to move the question forward before a busy Congress that goes on break soon.
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Thursday, June 29, marks the 10-year anniversary for the Apple iPhone. Since 2007, Apple has sold over a billion iPhones and changed the way we communicate through features like Facetime and HD cameras.
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John Tumpane can't explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. The woman told Tumpane she just wanted to get a better view of the Allegheny River below. The look on her face and the tone of her voice suggested otherwise to Tumpane, a major league baseball umpire in town to work the series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays. So the 34-year-old Tumpane reached for the woman even as she urged him to let her go. "It was just pure instinct," Tumpane said . "You hear kind of stories of this all the time, different scenarios, people aiding and situation where I was lucky enough to be there to help and try to think of everything I could do, hanging on to her. At times she wanted to go the other way. I was like, 'not on my watch, please.' We were just hanging on." And saving a life.
The phrase "baby on board" took on a whole new meaning when an Arizona woman gave birth on a Spirit Airlines flight on Saturday.
Cristina Penton, who was 36 weeks pregnant during the flight, gave birth to a healthy baby boy while the plane was still in the air. Thirty minutes after the aircraft left Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Penton said she wasn’t feeling well, according to a statement.
A U.S. Marine veteran who just returned to Philadelphia from a stint in the Middle East was gunned down overnight Thursday while trying to stop an attempted robbery, police said.
Howard Robert White, 46, was shot in the head and torso by a man who apparently attempted hold up a bar at 5th and Spencer streets in Philadelphia's Olney neighborhood, police said.
It was just before 1 a.m. when the suspect, a yet to be identified 25-year-old man from North Philadelphia, pulled up to the Green Parrot Tavern along N. 5th Street.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the man then opened fire on White and a friend who were standing on the sidewalk. Only White was hit. He died in the street, Small said.
The dramatic data-scrambling attack that hit computers around the world Tuesday appears to be contained. But with the damage and disruption still coming into focus, security experts worry the sudden explosion of malicious software may have been more sinister than a criminally minded shakedown of computer users.
"There may be a more nefarious motive behind the attack," Gavin O'Gorman, an investigator with U.S. antivirus firm Symantec, said in a blog post. "Perhaps this attack was never intended to make money (but) rather to simply disrupt a large number of Ukrainian organizations."
The rogue program initially appeared to be ransomware, a fast-growing and lucrative breed of malicious software that encrypts its victims' data and holds it hostage until a payment is made.