NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Vanderbilt family, once synonymous with American wealth and power, has fallen into a full-blown public spat with the organization that now owns their spectacular Rhode Island mansion.
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released Monday morning from a Baltimore halfway house, where he’d been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March.
An SUV plowed into several parked vehicles in West Philadelphia early Monday morning.
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Monday the alliance will approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid response force, having already created a special spearhead unit in the fallout from the Ukraine crisis. “NATO defence ministers … (will) take a decision to further increase the strength and capacity of the NATO Response Force to 30,000 to 40,000 troops, more than double its current size,” Stoltenberg said ahead of a meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Brussels. The US-led alliance set up what is known as the NATO Response Force in 2002, based on some 13,000 troops …read more
South Africa’s government on Monday denied secretly plotting a safe exit from the country for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, despite an international arrest warrant on war crimes charges. Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity over the conflict in Darfur, flew out of Pretoria last Monday despite a court order that barred his departure. South Africa’s Sunday Times reported a secret meeting of top ministers that mapped a deal to protect Bashir.
Both Israel and Palestinian militants may have committed war crimes during last year’s Gaza war, a widely anticipated United Nations report said Monday, decrying the “unprecedented” devastation and human suffering. The Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza conflict announced it had gathered “substantial information” and “credible allegations” that both sides had committed war crimes during the conflict, which killed more than 2,140 Palestinians, most of them civilians, and 73 people on the Israeli side, mostly soldiers. “The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come,” the chair of the commission, …read more
The head of a white supremacist group, cited by the suspected gunman who killed nine people at a black South Carolina church last week, has given thousands of dollars to several 2016 Republican presidential candidates, according to media reports. Earl Holt III of Texas, leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens, has donated a total of $65,000 to Texas Senator Ted Cruz, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, among other politicians in recent years, the Guardian reported late on Sunday.
Officials say a police officer fired shots at a suspect following a foot pursuit in North Philadelphia.
Across the Middle East last week, Muslims marked the start of Ramadan, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.
Police say three men are in custody after a home invasion robbery in West Philadelphia.