Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partnersEurope “must take its fate into its own hands” faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday. While Germany and Europe would strive to remain on good terms with America and Britain, “we have to fight for our own destiny”, Merkel went on. Special emphasis was needed on warm relations between Berlin and newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron, she said.

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Portland 'murders': Muslim-led campaign raises $165,000 for families of stabbing attack victims

Portland 'murders': Muslim-led campaign raises $165,000 for families of stabbing attack victimsMuslim communities have spearheaded a fundraising effort for the victims and their families who were affected by a stabbing on a train in Portland. Two men were killed and a third was injured after they tried to protect two women being verbally assaulted on a train by suspect Jeremy Christian. One of the women was wearing a hijab and Christian was reportedly yelling anti-Muslim remarks at them.

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A day of grief in a city of pain

A day of grief in a city of painA native of south side Chicago, Spencer Leak Sr. has watched as his hometown and the neighborhoods where he grew up have been ripped apart by homicides in recent years, the results of an explosion of gun violence police have struggled to contain. Last year, according to the Chicago Tribune, 781 people were killed—a massive jump over 2015 when there were 492 recorded homicides. Leak has more insight into Chicago’s violence than most.

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Portland attack: Man slits throats of would-be heroes who stepped in to stop Islamophobic abuse on MAX train

Portland attack: Man slits throats of would-be heroes who stepped in to stop Islamophobic abuse on MAX trainWitnesses who saw a triple stabbing on a train in Oregon say it may have been racially motivated, after a man who launched into a racist rant against two Muslim women then attacked passengers when they tried to intervene. The attacker slashed the throats of three people as the Metro Area Express (MAX) train was pulling into a station in the north east corner of Portland – leaving two dead and one injured. Before the stabbing, the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using “hate speech or biased language,” and then turned his focus on the women, Police Sergeant Pete Simpson said.

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Rate of Bad News Puts Trump at Disadvantage

Rate of Bad News Puts Trump at DisadvantageJill Wine-Banks, former Watergate special prosecutor, talks with Ari Melber about how technology and social media have changed the pace of news since Watergate, putting Donald Trump at a disadvantage trying to control the Trump-Russia story.

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Reported Concealment by Kushner Raises Alarm

Reported Concealment by Kushner Raises AlarmKen Dilanian, NBC News national security reporter, talks with Ari Melber about why the reports that Jared Kushner sought a secret communication channel with the Kremlin is a game-changer in coverage of the Trump-Russia investigation.

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The Latest: Alabama raced clock to execute inmate

The Latest: Alabama raced clock to execute inmateATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Alabama's execution of inmate Tommy Arthur (all times local):

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Thousands in Britain honor two mothers killed in Manchester attack

Thousands in Britain honor two mothers killed in Manchester attackSeveral thousand people turned out on Friday to mourn two mothers from the same town who were killed by a suicide bomber while waiting to collect their teenage daughters from a Ariana Grande concert in the northern English city of Manchester. Alison Howe, 45, and Lisa Lees, 47, from Royton near Manchester, were among the 22 people killed by bomber Salman Abedi as they waited for their daughters in a foyer outside the concert. A Reuters photographer at the scene said several thousand people were gathering in a park at Royton, some holding pink balloons to honor “Royton’s girls”.

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Man Charged With Trying to Bite Flight Attendant, Jumping Out of Plane: Cops

Man Charged With Trying to Bite Flight Attendant, Jumping Out of Plane: CopsTun Lon Sein tried to bite a flight attendant's hand to get to the plane's service door.

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Texas teacher laughs as she hands out ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to 7th-grader

Texas teacher laughs as she hands out ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to 7th-graderDuring an end-of-the-year awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Tex., a teacher gave Lizeth Villanueva an award for “most likely to become a terrorist.” The seventh-grade student’s mom is going great lengths to make sure the teacher gets fired.

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