Bible-wielding mom 'deliberately tossed screaming girl, 4, in river to drown'

Authorities have not identified the woman but said they are trying to contact relatives. "Witnessed observed her forcefully remove the child. her daughter was 4 years old", Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said. "Our dive team responded, we had units here immediately", Dugan said. - The mother accused of murdering her child by throwing her in the Hillsborough River faced a judge this morning, but the quick hearing didn't shed any light on the many unanswered questions in the tragic case.

Judge Orders Man’s Mouth Taped Shut During His Sentencing

Williams kept talking, even as his attorney stood to speak to the court. "More than not, he continued to speak over me and others in the courtroom". Deputies ended up wrapping red duct tape around his mouth. He complained that the judge wasn't letting him tell his side of the court. "More importantly when I was talking", said Judge Russo. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to 24 years in prison after his second trial in the case, according to WJW .

Cal Fire: Mendocino Complex fires gain 44,000 acres Friday

The National Park Service said Yosemite Valley is not threatened by the fire as of Friday at noon. A firefighter tries to control a back burn as the Carr fire continues to spread towards the towns of Douglas City and Lewiston near Redding, California on July 31, 2018.

Donald Trump Issues Another 'Thank You' To Dictator Kim Jong Un

Additionally, if any unarmed USA officials plan to return to North Korea to recover additional remains from the war, the Korean People's Army of the North will provide security, officials said. It was later revealed that North Korea didn't actually hand over any remains. Meanwhile, 38 North, a USA website monitoring the regime, said last month that satellite imagery pointed to the dismantlement of a missile engine testing site in line with Kim's verbal promise to Trump at the summit.

Russian Federation is continuing efforts to interfere in USA politics: intel chief

President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month and decried the "Russian hoax", speaking at a rally just hours removed from his top national security officials decrying Russian attempts to influence USA elections.

North Korea appears to be building one or two ICBMs

In May, Trump halted new sanctions targeting North Korea in anticipation of his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un . "We'll see what happens". Trump's remark at a political rally Wednesday in Tampa, Florida, was the latest sign of friction between the United States and North Korea, as they attempt to implement on Kim's June 12 agreement to "work toward complete denuclearisation".

Remains of foreign soldiers 'likely to be American': US agency

According to the US official who spoke to Reuters , one photo showed a truck and covered trailer similar to those the North has used to move its ICBMs. intelligence reports published by news organisations have suggested that North Korea is still expanding its weapons programme. After racing toward his goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the continental United States, Kim said in April that he had shifted his country's focus to the economy.

Facebook Removes 32 Pages, Accounts Deemed Fake

Facebook stopped short of saying the effort was aimed at influencing the USA midterm elections in November, although the timing of the suspicious activity would be consistent with such an attempt. Additionally, the creators paid approximately $11,000 to run 150 ads on Facebook and Instagram. "This page also previously had an IRA account as one of its admins for only seven minutes", Facebook said.

Paul Manafort believed he was above the law: U.S. prosecutor

It's the first trial arising from Mr Mueller's investigation into potential ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Mr. Mr Manafort, who has pleaded not guilty, faces 18 counts. Or will special counsel Robert Mueller be handed a defeat in his team's first trial since his appointment more than a year ago? One of the judges, T.S.

Israel intercepts ship trying to break Gaza blockade, Australian on board

Afandi Salleh was on the ship carrying a shipment of medicines and basic foodstuffs for almost two million Palestinians in Gaza who are suffering a blockade imposed by Israel since 2007. The boat will be towed to the Ashdod port in southern Israel. The territory has seen brutal wars by Israel over the past years, the last one having been in the summer of 2014, when more than 2,200 Palestinians - mostly civilians, and approximately one quarter children - were killed in Israeli raids.

United Kingdom student studying overseas in Israel goes missing while swimming

Two of the students were able to swim back to shore, but Jones did not make it back, according to a statement issued by the University of Kentucky. She captioned the photos: 'just traveling whilst looking attractive as usual.' Her Facebook friends followed up in the comments with condolence messages, praying for her safe return.

New UK foreign minister makes 'Japanese wife' gaffe in China

Wang Yi told reporters following talks with his British counterpart, Jeremy Hunt , that China would continue to follow the system put in place when the city was turned over to Chinese rule in 1997. Potential topics of conversation include "the importance of multilateralism and free trade and ways the United Kingdom and China can work together on global challenges such as climate change, development, security and non-proliferation and enforcing UN sanctions on North Korea", his office said.

Man attempts to make daring escape from police auto

A 150-mile drive to transfer an inmate from Wichita Falls to Abilene turned into a wild ride when he broke a window and got on the roof of the moving patrol auto. Estrada, who was then taken back to Abilene without incident, was wanted in Taylor County for insufficient bond on a variety of charges including evading arrest, aggravated robbery and meth possession.

Putin Invites President Trump to Moscow

The agency quoted Putin as saying "He has, by the way, such an invitation , and I told him about it". It would be Mr Trump's first visit to Moscow since 2013, when he took the Miss Universe beauty pageant, which he then owned, to the Russian capital.

Trump Is 'Concerned' Russia Wants To Elect Democrats

India's government declined immediate comment, and a defence official said the U.S. Congress had still to vote on the modifications to the legislation which would then be signed by Trump into law. Many Republicans joined Democrats in criticising Trump's summit performance. The Foreign Relations Committee is planning additional hearings on the value of the NATO security alliance; the broad challenges facing U.S.

Israel strike Army positions in central Syria

Hunt described the White Helmets as "the bravest of the fearless", adding that "in a desperate situation this is at least one ray of hope". Netanyahu also revealed on Sunday that Trudeau was one of the world leaders who personally asked for Israel to evacuate roughly 800 of the White Helmets over fears they would be targeted by regime forces.

Jordan says to transfer Syria White Helmets to UK, Canada, Germany

The Israeli military earlier said it had "recently completed a humanitarian effort to rescue members of the Syrian civil organisation and their families" after a "request of the United States and additional European countries". The group rose to prominence as it filmed its operations to rescue civilians from Syrian government air strikes in the country's brutal civil war. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in a statement: " The White ...

Trump attorneys waive privilege on secret recording about ex-Playmate payment

NY is a "one-party consent" state, meaning that in general, it is legal to record a conversation as long as at least one party agrees, even if that person is the one doing the recording. "Nothing in that conversation suggests that [Trump] had any knowledge of it in advance", Giuliani said. But in a further twist to the story, Giuliani tells NBC reporter Kelly O'Donnell on Saturday that the president has waived attorney-client privilege related to the tape.

North Korea's provocation level has dimmed, US Commander says

Tokyo and Pyongyang have never had formal diplomatic ties. Over a period of weeks, he rallied U.S. allies and traditional foes alike - think China and Russian Federation - to enact the toughest sanctions ever imposed on North Korea. Security Council, as well as the removal of unilateral USA sanctions". North Korea does not publish economic data. Trump's meeting with Kim was the first time sitting leaders of the two countries have ever met.

Woman who lost 9 relatives in duck boat accident shares harrowing story

Coleman recalled spotting the rescue boat and managed to reach it, "somehow". Seventeen people died Thursday when one of the boats sank in a storm with 5-foot waves on Table Rock Lake in Branson. Two GoFundMe campaigns are underway for the Coleman family , who lost three generations in the duck boat accident. Another survivor was 12-year-old Alicia Dennison, of IL, who says her grandmother, 64-year-old Leslie Dennison, saved her from drowning.