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North Korea denies torturing American Otto Warmbier

North Korea denies torturing American Otto Warmbier

Pyongyang first attributed Otto's condition to botulism . When Warmbier was still in coma, his father said there was no excuse for how his son had been treated in North Korea . Earlier this week, Donald Trump said Warmbier's death was a "total disgrace", adding that if he had brought home sooner "the result would have been a lot different".


Maersk says its IT system is down

Maersk says its IT system is down

The central bank said an "unknown virus" was to blame for the latest attacks, but did not give further details or say which banks and firms had been affected. A spokeswoman for Heritage Valley Health System would say only that operational changes had to be made. Ukrainian Railways and the communications company Ukrtelecom were among major enterprises hit, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said in a Facebook post.


Religious liberty advocates divided over Supreme Court's Trinity Lutheran decision

Religious liberty advocates divided over Supreme Court's Trinity Lutheran decision

Missouri had turned down the church's application for the playground grant by citing its state constitution, which forbids sending tax money to churches and church-run institutions. "The express discrimination against religious exercise here is not the denial of a grant, but rather the refusal to allow the church - exclusively because it is a church - to compete with secular organizations for a grant", wrote Justice Roberts.



Brazilian Pres. Temer Charged with Accepting Bribes, Graft Scheme

Janot, however, is piling on the pressure and by separating the charges he would make sure that the crisis dragged on, weakening Temer's political base and making two thirds congressional approval for his trial more likely. It is the first time that a sitting Brazilian president has faced charges. Temer, who took over in May of previous year after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and later removed from office, now also has the dubious distinction of having the lowest approval rating ...


Big delivery: South Carolina mom gives birth to 14-pound son

Big delivery: South Carolina mom gives birth to 14-pound son

On June 23, the mom from Lexington, South Carolina , gave birth to a whopping 14.4-pound baby - the biggest baby clinicians recall being born at Lexington Medical Center since it opened in 1971. Colin's parents, Cindy Richmond and Arthur Keisler knew they were going to have a big baby but were not prepared when Colin arrived. Nurses were keeping an eye on Colin's blood sugar levels, but they say all is good and the family was set to go home Monday.


Hackers Strike Across Europe, Sparking Widespread Disruption

Hackers Strike Across Europe, Sparking Widespread Disruption

In the United States, the malware affected companies such as the drugmaker Merck and Mondelez International, the owner of food brands such as Oreo and Nabisco. According to Interfax-Ukraine, Ukrposhta, Ukrtelecom, the KLO gas station network also fell victim to the virus. Self-spreading software, often described as "worms", are particularly feared because they can spread rapidly, like a contagious disease.