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Republicans and Democrats dismiss Trump’s budget as ‘dead on arrival’
The White House budget director began making his case for the 2018 budget Tuesday, but it met initial skepticism from members of both parties.

‘Keep Calm and Carry On’: Manchester bombing rouses British stiff upper lip
An expression devised for World War II, forgotten before being revived in 2000, is being heard again as Britain responds to a major terror attack.

Seth Rich’s parents speak out against ‘unspeakably cruel’ conspiracy theories
A slew of recent, unfounded stories about the death of former DNC staffer Seth Rich has led his parents to write an op-ed condemning the commentary.

The Latest: Acquitted Tulsa cop receiving back pay
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a white Tulsa police officer who was acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man (all times local):

Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England
Photos of the British response to the deadly bombing at a concert arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night.

Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast
A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.

S. Korea tourist numbers hammered by China boycott
Chinese tourist numbers to South Korea plunged by two-thirds in April after Beijing banned tour groups over Seoul's deployment of a US missile defence system, official statistics showed. Beijing imposed a boycott from March 15 on Chinese tour groups visiting the South in a spat over the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Washington and Seoul say it is purely to defend against ...

Teen Girl Throws Herself In River For 'Blue Whale' Suicide Challenge
The girl reportedly jumped into a turbulent river to complete a suicide challenge referred to “Blue Whale.”

Four climbers found dead in tents on Everest, identities unknown
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali sherpas have found four climbers dead in their tents on Mount Everest, officials said on Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain to 10 in the past month. The climbers were found overnight in two tents at Camp Four, at 8,000 meters (26,246 feet), Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks group, to which the sherpas belonged, ...

Trump should be scared, says James Comey's friend
Donald Trump should be worried about James Comey, a friend of the former FBI director has claimed. "I thought it was interesting and very telling that he declined an opportunity to tell his story in private," Benjamin Wittes, a self-proclaimed confidant of the ex-FBI director, said. “I think if I were Donald Trump that would scare me a lot,” he added.

Retirement Savings Is a Bigger Crisis Than Health Care
Everyone talks about how health care is the biggest crisis facing retirees, but unfortunately that crisis takes a distant second to another, far more serious issue. A 2015 National Institute on Retirement Security study found that the median working-age household has just $14,500 in retirement savings -- woefully short of the hundreds of thousands in savings truly needed to retire in the first place. One of ...

Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway
A massive rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic seaside Highway 1 which had already been hit by a number of road closures caused by severe winter storms, state transportation officials said Tuesday. The slide on one of America's most picturesque highways took place on Saturday morning in a remote and largely uninhabited area known as Mud Creek. The road in that section of ...

Police: Man slays neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect
A Florida man told police he killed his two roommates because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam, and investigators found bomb-making materials and Nazi propaganda after he led them to the bodies.

The Latest: Video shows man thought to be suspect, backpack
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local):

Husky Caught on Surveillance Shoplifting a Loaf of Bread, Then Returning With an Accomplice
Cops said the dog will not be facing any charges.

After Maryland student's speech, mockery and anger in China
When Chinese student Yang Shuping described how she ditched her five pollution masks upon discovering the "oddly luxurious" air of the United States, she drew a fierce online backlash, indignant newspaper columns and even a rebuttal from her hometown. On Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency's English-language Twitter account broadcast a live-stream from Kunming, with two reporters interviewing passersby about air quality and whether ...

Women Have More College Debt Than Men And Take Longer To Pay It Off
There's another gender gap in our midst, and it's hurting female graduates, even as they enroll and earn degrees at higher rates than men.

Man Charged in Death of Girlfriend's Daughter After 'Wrestling Moves': Cops
Richard Gamache, 24, is charged with first-degree child abuse for severely injuring the 2-year-old. She later died.

The Pope gave Donald Trump a 192-page letter he wrote on climate change
Donald Trump was given a gift during his meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican: a papal letter detailing why the world should fight against climate change. Pope Francis issued the encyclical in 2015, just months before nearly 200 countries signed the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. The agreement is considered a large part of President Obama's legacy, particularly his work on environmental issues like ...

India fires on Pakistani military posts, army says
India announced Tuesday it had fired mortars at Pakistani army posts across their disputed border in Kashmir, a rare public disclosure of such a pre-emptive assault against its neighbour. Troops fired at military camps in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir which were being used to harbour militants, an Indian army spokesman said. "As part of our counter-terror operations, punitive fire assaults across LoC (Line of Control, the ...

Chloe, the adorable side-eying little girl, is all grown up
Remember Chloe, the adorable, shade-throwing, side-eyeing little girl whose hilarious reaction won the Internet’s heart? Well, as kids tend to do, Chloe grew up, and our hearts just can’t handle the cuteness.

President Trump’s first trip abroad
In contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.

2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday.

Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'
The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The ...

U.S. government sues Fiat Chrysler over excess emissions
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014. The U.S. Justice Department lawsuit, filed in U.S. District court in Detroit, is a procedural step that may ramp up pressure on Fiat Chrysler and comes amid growing ...

Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder To Be Set Free After 24 Years
Shaurn Thomas was sentenced to life in prison for a murder that occurred when he was just 16.

Sick dog to reunite with family 2 years after disappearing
HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — A dog found near death will be reunited with her owners two years after she disappeared.

The only real way to stop atrocities like the Manchester attack is to end the wars which allow extremism to grow
President Trump leaves the Middle East today, having done his bit to make the region even more divided and mired in conflict than it was before. At the same moment that Donald Trump was condemning the suicide bomber in Manchester as “an evil loser in life”, he was adding to the chaos in which al-Qaeda and Isis have taken root and flourished. It may ...

S. Korea fires warning shots at object flown from N. Korea
South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday at a flying object that entered the country's airspace from North Korea across the Demilitarized Zone, Seoul's military said. One official told AFP it appeared to be a drone. The official gave no details, but previous drones flown across the border have been similar in size to hobby craft.

Suicidal Man 'Unintentionally' Kills Girlfriend With Bullet That First Went Through His Own Head: Cops
Victor Sibson survived the suicide attempt and was charged with second degree murder on Friday.

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