Iran upholds death sentences for 2 convicted of fraud

Iran's state TV is reporting that the Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences for two individuals convicted of financial crimes. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejehi said Monday that the two were convicted of "spreading corruption on earth," a term used for crimes punishable by death in the Islamic Republic. Continue Reading Below Iranian authorities have identified them as Vahid […]

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20 dead after limousine and vehicle collide in upstate New York, police say

At least 20 people are dead after a limousine and another vehicle collided in upstate New York on Saturday, police said. Details of the crash are still unclear. A limousine and another vehicle collided in upstate New York on Saturday afternoon, killing 20 people, state police said Sunday. Details of the crash, which occurred in Schoharie County, are still unclear. […]

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These are the two deadliest places to take selfies, a new study shows — so think twice before you whip out that phone

Selfies played a part in more than 250 deaths between October 2011 and November 2017, a new study says. Researchers found that the top causes of selfie-related deaths were centered around water or moving vehicles. The idea of “no-selfie zones” has emerged in an effort to decrease the amount of selfie-related deaths. Before going to great lengths to capture that […]

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Vietnam's President Quang dies after 'serious illness'

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, one of the country’s top three leaders but with mostly ceremonial duties, died on Friday after an illness, state television and radio announced. Quang, 61, died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a “serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors,” Vietnam Television reported. Vietnam has no paramount […]

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Death toll rises, flights resume, power back in Japan quake

Residents bring out their belongings from an earthquake-damaged house in Kiyota ward of Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Thursday’s powerful earthquake hit wide areas on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido. Some parts of the city were severely damaged, with houses atilt and roads crumbled or sunken. A mudslide left several cars half buried, and the ground […]

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John F. Kennedy’s Nephew, Actor Christopher Lawford, Dies of Heart Attack at 63

Christopher Lawford, an actor who was one of John F. Kennedy’s nephews, has died. He was 63. Lawford’s cousin Kerry Kennedy, who is the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, confirmed the news on Twitter Wednesday. “We mourn the loss of my cousin Christopher Lawford, Rest in Peace,” she wrote along with photos of Lawford at the 2004 Democratic Convention with son […]

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McCain’s death symbolizes end of bipartisanship | Cuomo, Nixon spar ahead of primary

The death of Sen. John McCain symbolizes the near-extinction of lawmakers who believe in seeking bipartisanship to tackle big problems, NPR says. The report examines how both the Republican and Democratic parties are rejecting compromise. One of Sen. John McCain’s final acts in office was sending a letter to a new graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy, CNN reports. McCain […]

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Will Melania Trump Attend Sen. John McCain's Funeral? The White House Responds to Speculation

President Donald Trump may not be among those paying their respects at Sen. John McCain‘s funeral, but his wife still could be. Responding to speculation about whether Melania Trump will attend the funeral without her husband, a White House spokesperson for the first lady tells PEOPLE, “We have made no announcements, so any reports you are seeing did not come from our […]

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