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7 Confirmed Dead, 21 Missing After Boar With South Korean Tourists Sinks In Danube

Rescue workers are searching the Danube River in downtown Budapest for 21 people missing after a sightseeing boat with 33 South Koreans sank after colliding with a larger cruise ship during an evening downpour. Seven people were confirmed dead, officials said Thursday, and none of the tourists were wearing life jackets. Seven other people have been rescued. They were hospitalized in stable condition following the accident Wednesday night. Two Hungarian crew members are also missing.. ...Read Full Story

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Breaks Silence; Says He Will Not Comment Beyond His Report

On Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller spoke publicly for the first time in over two years about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice. Mueller said he does not intend to testify to Congress and explaining why he did not have the “option” of charging the president with a crime. Mueller spoke amid demands by congressional Democrats that he testify in public. He said he would make “a few remarks” but that it was “important that the office’s written work speak for itself.”  He added: “The report is my testimony.”. ...Read Full Story

Mitch McConnell Says He “Would Fill” Supreme Court Vacancy In 2020 If Necessary

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said at a chamber luncheon in Paducah, Kentucky this week that if a Supreme Court vacancy emerges next year, he will fill it. The comment diverges from his decision in 2016 to not consider President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland after the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia earlier that year. McConnell was asked by a member of the audience, “Should a Supreme Court justice die next year, what will your position be on filling that spot?” “I would fill it,” he responded, smirking, which drew loud laughter.. ...Read Full Story

U.S. Navy Pilots Reported UFO Sightings Frequently For Over A Year

On Sunday, the New York Times reported that for almost a year United States Navy pilots reported UFO sightings to their superiors. Beginning in the summer of 2014 and stretching until March of 2015, pilots claim strange objects appeared almost daily. Although accounts vary, it is alleged that the objects had no visible engines or exhaust pipes yet they were 30,000 feet in the air and moving at “hypersonic speeds.”. ...Read Full Story

Department Of Justice Will Turn Over Subpoenaed Mueller Documents

Democratic Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, said Wednesday morning that the Justice Department will turn over subpoenaed documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into 2016 Russian election meddling. DOJ officials had initially balked as recently as last week, which led Schiff to set a Wednesday deadline for the department to respond and threatened Attorney General William Barr with an “unspecified enforcement action.”. ...Read Full Story

Four Americans Killed In Plane Crash Off Honduras Coast

Four Americans and one Canadian died in a plane crash off the coast of Honduras on Saturday. The U.S. State Department said four people who died in the crash were U.S. citizens and the U.S. embassy in Honduras’ capital city of Tegucigalpa were providing assistance. The identities of the U.S. victims weren’t immediately released. Global Affairs Canada confirmed a Canadian citizen also died.. ...Read Full Story

Four Americans Killed In Plane Crash Off Honduras Coast

Four Americans and one Canadian died in a plane crash off the coast of Honduras on Saturday. The U.S. State Department said four people who died in the crash were U.S. citizens and the U.S. embassy in Honduras’ capital city of Tegucigalpa were providing assistance. The identities of the U.S. victims weren’t immediately released. Global Affairs Canada confirmed a Canadian citizen also died.. ...Read Full Story

Alabama Lawmakers Pass Strict Abortion Bill Challenging Roe v. Wade

The Alabama State Senate approved a bill essentially banning abortion in the state, challenging more than 40 years of federal abortion protection under Roe v. Wade. The bill would make it a felony for a doctor to perform or attempt an abortion during any stage of pregnancy. The House approved a version of the bill that had an exception for the mother’s health, passing 74-3, then a Senate committee added an exception for rape and incest. Republicans in the Senate, however, suddenly removed the rape and incest exemptions last week.. ...Read Full Story