The survivors, who were rescued in four separate operations, were crammed onto three rubber dinghies and a wooden fishing boat. They were all taken to the Sicilian port of Augusta, where they were questioned on Friday evening by the Italian police unit Interforce, which combats illegal immigration.
More than two dozen top secret investigative pages that contributed to the government's official 9/11 report were finally released Friday, following years of pressure from lawmakers, leery conspiracy theorists and relatives of some of the victims.
The 29-pages of raw intelligence material, compiled by congressional investigators months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, addresses potential connections between some of the al-Qaida hijackers and the Saudi Arabian government.
Doctors routinely order CT scans as diagnostic tools. But many are ill-informed about the cancer risks associated with this imaging technology, a new study suggests.
Patients who undergo CT scans are exposed to harmful ionizing radiation, which could affect their lifetime risk for developing cancer, Canadian researchers said.
Government forces crushed a coup attempt, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.
Erdogan vowed retribution after a chaotic night of clashes between loyalists and rebels that left almost 200 people dead and may not be entirely over. "In Turkey the army is not governing the state and they cannot, and this should be known by all," Erdogan said, addressing crowds in Istanbul on Saturday morning. "The government is in control."
Donald Trump considered abandoning Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate late Thursday night after offering him the job, CNN's Dana Bash reported Friday.
Bash elaborated on her report Friday on CNN television.
“Around midnight last night ... Donald Trump was on the phone with senior advisors trying to get out of this,” she said.
Turkey coup: military attempt to seize power from Erdogan as low flying jets and gunfire heard in Ankara
Having confirmed his belief that an attempted coup was underway, Yıldırım said: “We are focusing on the possibility of an attempt [coup]. There was an illegal act by a group within the military that was acting out of the chain of military command. Our people should know that we will not allow any activity that would harm democracy.”
Update: (10pm ET) President Erdogan has returned to Turkey, and resistance to the coup continues in the streets of Ankara and Istanbul. However, the attempted takeover is not yet defeated.
The House Intelligence Committee has made public most of a long-classified section of a 2002 congressional inquiry into 9/11 attacks that discusses the alleged role of Saudi Arabia.
The release follows many months of vetting by the Obama administration and growing demands by relatives of those killed in the 2001 attacks as well as other critics of the Saudis.
The Republican Party convention is asking Sheldon Adelson to cover a $6 million shortfall triggered by sponsors walking out over the nominee, Donald Trump.
Politico reported Thursday that the appeal to the casino magnate came July 12, just six days before the July 18 launch of the convention in Cleveland. The convention has raised $58 million of its projected $64 million cost.
Four Donald Trump-licensed real-estate developments are at the center of a huge income tax evasion scheme, according to allegations in a lawsuit unsealed Thursday afternoon by a judge in Manhattan.
The presumptive Republican nominee is not personally accused. He is described as a “material witness” in the evasion of taxes on as much as $250 million in income. According to the court papers, that includes $100 million in profits and $65 million in real-estate transfer taxes from a Manhattan high rise project bearing his familiar name.
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