Trump-Putin meeting thrown in doubt

President Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are expected to meet on the sidelines of a summit meeting in Vietnam on Friday but US officials are still questioning whether the two leaders have enough to talk about to justify a formal sit-down. ​​Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speaking ​on Thursday ​to reporters ​​in Beijing…

Airline workers and passenger in a knock-down, drag-out brawl

A shocking video showing airline staff manhandling a passenger in a runway brawl has gone viral. The footage shows two IndiGo runway staff blocking the passenger’s attempts to board the Delhi airport shuttle bus — with one worker seen with his hands around the customer’s neck before flooring him to the ground. Staff at India’s…

Rand Paul suggests assault wasn’t over ‘landscaping dispute’

Sen. Rand Paul in a pair of tweets questioned a news report that claims a turf war led his neighbor to tackle him outside his Kentucky home in an attack that left the GOP lawmaker with five broken bones. Paul posted on Twitter on Wednesday

Michigan’s GOP-led Senate OKs concealed guns in schools, churches, bars

LANSING, Mich. — Licensed gun owners with extra training could legally carry inside schools, churches, bars and other pistol-free zones under hotly contested legislation that was approved Wednesday by the Republican-led Michigan Senate, days after the Texas church massacre. The bills were sent to the GOP-led House for consideration next. They face an uncertain future…

Biden has some regrets not running for president

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he regrets that he is not the president but said the decision not to run was right for his family. “I regret that I am not president because I think there is so much opportunity,” Biden told Oprah Winfrey in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday….

Marine Corps instructor accused of calling Muslim recruits ‘terrorists’

A Marine Corps drill instructor was a “bully” who abused recruits – focusing his venom on three Muslims whom he labeled “terrorists,” a military prosecutor said during his court-martial. “He was drunk on power and sometimes Fireball whiskey, and he used that power again and again,” Lt. Col. John Norman said Wednesday in his closing…

Drunk dude drives straight into a lake during car chase

A man reportedly tried to elude cops in Texas by driving into Arlington Lake. Dashcam footage shows a vehicle whipping through a residential area, before crashing head-first into the water. Moments later, he jumped ship out the window. Daniel Basham has been charged with driving while intoxicated and evading arrest.

Team Trump still in talks for meeting with Putin

MOSCOW — The Kremlin said on Thursday that a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump in Vietnam this week was still under discussion, but that nothing had yet been agreed. Russian news agencies cited Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov earlier on Thursday as saying that the two leaders would meet…

Lonzo Ball: Shooting woes are ‘in my head’

BOSTON — Lonzo Ball is in a shooting slump, and he thinks he knows where the problem is. And no, it doesn’t have to do with the troubles of his brother, LiAngelo, who was released on bail after his recent arrest for allegedly shoplifting in China. “It’s just in my head to be honest,” Ball…

China’s ‘Great Firewall’ no match for Trump’s Twitter

BEIJING — U.S. President Donald Trump went around and over the “Great Firewall” of China in a late-night tweet in Beijing as he thanked his hosts for a rare tour of the Forbidden City and a private dinner at the sprawling, centuries-old palace complex. Many Western social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are…