Pennsylvania missionary arrested for allegedly abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya

(CNN)A Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing children at an orphanage he founded in Kenya, federal officials said. “The defendant purported to be a Christian missionary who would care for these orphans who called him dad,” the statement said. “But instead of being a father figure to them, he allegedly preyed on their youth and their vulnerability.” The orphanage was home to dozens of children and closed in September 2017. Dow fled back to the United States after Kenyan authorities issued an arrest warrant for him, local media reported. “It is one of the most heinous crimes, going out and actually sexually abusing young children,” FBI Special Agent Joe Bushner said. There was no attorney listed …

Maduro criticizes UN human rights report in scathing letter

(CNN)Embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has written a letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to reject the content of a report in which Bachelet highlighted “patterns of violations of all human rights” at the hands of the Venezuelan state. The letter also “demands a full rectification and correction of the grave errors” on behalf of Bachelet’s office. Stating that Bachelet “sidelined with those who act against our people”, Maduro wrote that the report “damaged the efforts by the Venezuelan states to normalize the relationship with the Commissioner’s Office.” Two members of Bachelet’s staff have been temporarily deployed to Venezuela to monitor human rights issues at Bachelet’s request. The Office of the High Commissioner for …

Russia starts delivery of S-400 missile system to Turkey, setting up standoff with US

(CNN)The first shipment of the Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system has landed in Ankara, in a move that sets up a potential showdown between Turkey and the United States. Turkey’s decision to purchase the equipment solidifies ties that have been developed between Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and is just the latest setback to US-Turkish relations which have seen the two NATO allies at odds over issues such as Syria. The US has long warned that Turkey risked being blocked from receiving the advanced F-35 stealth jet due to Ankara’s insistence on acquiring the Russian missiles — a system US officials fear could be used to analyze and collect intelligence on the F-35. A …

Diane Keaton hasn’t had a date in 35 years

(CNN)This feels like a job for Tinder. Keaton has never married despite being famously romantically linked to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars including Woody Allen, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty and Al Pacino. But in recent years Keaton said she’s only had men as friends. “I have a lot of male friends,” she said. “I have a lot of friends, but no dates. No mwah-mwah.” Keaton jokes about her love of men often on her appearances on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show, but told the publication that was all in good fun. “What am I doing? I’m just being a jerk,” Keaton said of being on the show. “Better still was Jimmy Kimmel. That’s the fun one. He’ll let me do …

Florida pastor stops burglar at church, holds him at gunpoint until cops arrive

Broken glass in Seminole Heights Baptist Church after a robber broke into the church early Thursday morning. (FOX 13) CALIFORNIA DESERT TOWN AIMS TO BE ‘SANCTUARY CITY’ FOR GUN OWNERS Police arrived a few minutes later and took Otero-Rivera, who had left a trail of blood through the church after breaking the window, into custody, FOX 13 reported. He was charged with burglary, grand theft, and drug possession. Chruch leaders think he was trying to steal cash. Adams said there’s no need for people who are struggling to steal from anyone. “There’s so many things that we try to do to help people,” he said. “If he would’ve just come to the back door and knocked and asked for something, said, ‘I need some food.’ …

Scientists discover radiation leak ‘100,000 times normal level’ from Russian nuclear sub wreck

The submarine’s conning tower. (Institute of Marine Research Norway/Ægir 6000) The institute said that findings were around 100 Becquerel (Bq) per liter as opposed to around 0.001 Bq per liter elsewhere in the Norwegian Sea. The highest level measured in a sample at the wreck site was 800,000 times higher than normal, according to the researchers. CHERNOBYL’S RED FOREST MAPPED BY DRONES AS SCIENTISTS DISCOVER RADIOACTIVE HOTSPOTS However, scientists noted that other samples from the same duct did not contain elevated levels of radiation. Undersea drone Ægir 6000 captured footage of the Soviet-era Komsomolets submarine. (Institute of Marine Research Norway/Ægir 6000) “Over the past few days we have also taken samples a few meters above the duct. We didn’t find …

Nevada man died while fixing vehicle after 6.4 earthquake likely caused the car to fall off jack, police say

Police responded to a property at the crossroads of Becky Ln. and East Churchill Rd. in Pahrump at around 1 p.m over reports of a “man beneath a vehicle.”  (Nye County Sheriff’s Office) CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS WARNED OF EARTHQUAKE SCAMS AFTER RECENT TEMBLORS  “The vehicle that the male was found pinned under had been jacked up safely and, based on the positioning of the body and the tools found at the scene, the male appeared to be working on the vehicle at the time of his death.” Sgt. Adam Tippetts with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said. Tippetts said the victim, who has yet to be publicly identified pending family notification, was last seen alive at a local gas station on July …

Virginia Republicans Abruptly Adjourn Legislative Session On Guns

in response to a mass shooting, Virginia lawmakers abruptly adjourned Tuesday and postponed any movement on gun laws until after the November election. But not a single vote was cast on the legislation. Republican leaders said the session was premature and politically motivated. They assigned the state’s bipartisan crime commission to study policy proposals that might have prevented the shooting. It was a familiar outcome in a stalled debate that plays out yearly in Virginia on an issue that has divided the nation for more than two decades. “This is just a complete, disgraceful act of cowardice by the Republicans … And I think it’s going to backfire on them,” he said. Richard Keene, a 51-year-old gun owner from Chesterfield, …

‘Bachelorette Hometowns: Hannah Meets Her Potential In-Laws

Family is everything to the hosts of “Here To Make Friends.” Claire Fallon and Emma Gray tour the sites of hometown week, from the biggest panel of character witnesses to Peter’s actual true love (we don’t mean Hannah, or his family, either).  This week, Hannah meets four sets of potential in-laws who range in supportiveness from a scale of Wyatt to Weber. While Mr. and Mrs. Peter pick out china patterns, the Jeds just want her gone. In Georgia, Luke calls on his prayer group to do some serious damage control. And boy, do they lay it on thick — even thicker than Tyler, whose sunscreen application seems more focused on the rubdown than UV protection. At the rose ceremony, Hannah …

Nicki Minaj Drops Saudi Arabia Show Amid Outcry From Human Rights Activists

Nicki Minaj has canceled “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest,” the rapper said in a statement. “While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.” On Friday, the Human Rights Foundation, a nonprofit based in New York and collaborating with activists worldwide, “If you move forward with this performance for a festival sponsored by the Crown Prince, you will be in league with the people who respond to freedom of …

President Trump, don’t kill the messenger

(CNN)The leak of secret cables written by British Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch sheds new light on how diplomats representing America’s closest ally view President Donald Trump. The leak is likely to further complicate the increasingly strained relationship between Trump and the UK and could affect diplomatic engagement with America more broadly. Trump makes a lot of his profiling public. He publicly provides his assessments of how all kinds of people are doing, and he doesn’t hold much back, including pejorative nicknames for public officials. It’s hard to tell what purpose the President’s public personality assessments serve other than ginning up his base or soothing his ego, because otherwise he’d keep them private. Other leaders rely on confidential, internal …

Trump On Women’s Soccer Team And Equal Pay: Look At Numbers

Donald Trump said Sunday that women and men in soccer should be paid the same, “but you’ve got to look at numbers.” pay gap in soccer, which has been in the spotlight as players demand equal pay from FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, and the U.S. Soccer Federation. winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the second consecutive time and fourth overall. After the game, the stadium in Lyon, France, was filled with chants from fans Trump’s comments insinuate that the women’s soccer team doesn’t bring in as much revenue as the men’s soccer team. But in the three years after the women’s team won the World Cup in 2015, their games generated more total revenue than men’s …