Financial News | WRHL Financial News 2017-07-21T05:40:35Z Financial News After Trump rebuke, Sessions shows up for work, will stay ‘as long as that is appropriate’ Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dodged questions about their future with the Department of Justice following criticisms from President Trump. In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday evening, Trump said that he would not have appointed Sessions as attorney general if he knew Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation. “We in the Department of Justice will continue every single day to work hard, to serve the national interest, and we wholeheartedly join in the priorities of President Trump,” said Sessions when asked if he had considered resignation. Lawrence: Session Will Be a Witness Against Trump In an astonishing interview with the New York Times, Trump said if knew Sessions would recuse himself in the Russia probe, he'd have picked a different Attorney General. Minneapolis police officer has yet to talk to investigators MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four days after a Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape, the officer has yet to talk with investigators, and his attorney has given no indication he ever will. Creative Cookout Menus For Summer Holidays And Events News of John McCain’s illness broke during meeting to save GOP health care plan Republican senators attempting to save their stalled effort to repeal and replace Obamacare in a late-night meeting Wednesday were interrupted with news of Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., told reporters that the senators learned of McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis during the meeting and asked Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., to say a prayer for McCain. “It was very emotional, almost kind of stunned disbelief for a minute, then we asked James Lankford to lead us in prayer,” Hoeven said. Swimming Robot Captures Underwater Images of Damaged Fukushima Nuclear Reactor The reactor was destroyed by a massive March 2011 earthquake and tsunami Fire racing near Yosemite park destroys dozens of structures MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A surging wildfire raced through California mountains and foothills west of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee tiny, Gold Rush-era towns, destroying 29 structures and wafting a smoky haze over the park's landmark Half Dome rock face. Canada's Governor General touches Queen in breach of royal protocol 'to ensure she didn't slip' It is simply not the done thing. Or to put it another way, you can look but you can’t touch. So much so that Canada’s Governor General has felt the need to explained why he decided to breach royal protocol and touch the Queen, saying that he wanted to make sure she did not slip during an official engagement. David Johnston was spotted supporting the 91-year-old by gently touching her elbow as she climbed the steps at Canada House in Trafalgar Square, on Wednesday. The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (C-L) attended a function at Canada House Credit: EPA/WILL OLIVER He did the same thing as she left the building, which she visited with the Duke of Edinburgh in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Speaking afterwards he told Canadian broadcaster CBC News: "Well I'm certainly conscious of the protocol. I just was anxious to be sure that there was no stumbling on the steps.” Mr Johnston, who as a student inspired a character in the bestselling 1970 novel Love Story, added: “It's a little bit awkward, that descent from Canada House to Trafalgar Square, and there was a carpet that was a little slippy, and so I thought perhaps it was appropriate to breach protocol just to be sure that there was no stumble." Queen Elizabeth is welcomed to Canada House by Canada Governor General David Johnston Credit: REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool In its advice on how to greet a member of the Royal family Buckingham Palace’s website reminds people that there are "no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting the Queen or a member of the Royal Family, but many people wish to observe the traditional forms". While touching the Monarch, beyond a handshake, is not explicitly mentioned it is generally accepted that members of the public do not do so. Not that Mr Johnson is the first to beach royal etiquette with displays of friendship. In 2009 Michelle Obama took the unusual step of putting her arm round the Queen, in response to the Monarch placing her hand on her back, while she attended a glittering reception at Buckingham Palace with her husband, ahead of the G20 summit. Buckingham Palace described it at the time as a “mutual and spontaneous display of affection and appreciation”. Queen given tour of Canada House to mark country's 150th birthday 01:31 In 1992 the then Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating placed his arm around the Queen while introducing her to subjects during her visit in 1992, earning himself the nickname ‘The Lizard of Oz’. And in 2014 the basketball star LeBron James put his arm around the Duchess of Cambridge while presenting her with a jersey after a game in New York. Buckingham Palace said it had no concern over the Governor's General decision to lend the Queen his hand in support. An aide said: "There's no issue here. It was a simple human gesture" Tomb Of King Tutankhamun’s Wife’s Likely Discovered, Archaeologists Say Archaeologists say that the tomb of King Tutankhamun’s wife, Ankhesenamun, is likely to have been finally discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. The not-so-radical Trump presidency Trumpism is turning out to be a mostly cautious brand of conservatism that, to the president’s credit, pulls up short of upending the established order. Sold by IS in Raqa, Yazidi female fighters back for revenge She was trafficked into Raqa as a sex slave by the Islamic State group but managed to escape. Now Yazidi fighter Heza is back to avenge the horrors she and thousands of others suffered. "When I started fighting, I lifted some of the worries from my heart," she says, surrounded by fellow Yazidi militia women in Raqa's eastern Al-Meshleb district. Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping pleads not guilty An Illinois man charged with kidnapping a female Chinese scholar who has been missing for more than a month pleaded not guilty during an appearance in a U.S. court on Thursday. Brendt Christensen, 28, is accused of abducting Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar at the University of Illinois from southeastern China, who disappeared on June 9. Zhang, who had been studying photosynthesis and crop productivity, was last seen when a security camera recorded her getting into a black car that authorities linked to Christensen, according to court records. Brothers, 5 and 2, crash mom's car on way to see grandfather RED HOUSE, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old who wanted to visit their grandfather took their mother's car for a 3-mile (5 kilometers) ride on a curvy, winding road before crashing it and escaping unharmed. Cameroon 'torturing people accused of supporting Boko Haram' Cameroon’s security forces have been accused in an Amnesty International report of torturing hundreds of people in secret chambers. Dozens of testimonies, as well as satellite imagery, photographs and videos add up to a pattern of terrible violence against people accused of supporting the Islamist group Boko Haram, which Amnesty says amounts to war crimes. Cancer Survivor Says John McCain Can Fight Brain Tumor: 'It Doesn't Have to Be a Death Sentence' Patients with glioblastoma tumors live an average of 15 months after receiving their diagnosis. 'Hang in There.' Muslim Senate Candidate Gets Support From Republican Incumbent "It's unfortunate that this is the type of discourse that has become acceptable" Saudi woman in miniskirt video arrested after public outcry A Saudi woman has been arrested for defying the kingdom's strict dress code by walking around in a miniskirt and crop top in a video that sparked public outrage. Al Gore: There's Still Time To Solve Climate Change Crisis Vice President Al Gore thinks there's still time to stop some of the catastrophes climate change might cause. Trump accuses states of hiding ‘something’ as voter fraud panel convenes As the White House’s controversial voter fraud panel gathered for its first meeting, President Trump accused states that didn’t turn over data of hiding “something.” MH370 search reveals hidden undersea world The painstaking search for missing flight MH370 has uncovered a previously unknown undersea world of volcanoes, deep valleys and soaring ridges, according to detailed maps released by Australia. Although no trace of the Malaysia Airlines plane was found during the search in the southern Indian Ocean -- the most expensive ever of its kind -- large volumes of data showing a detailed picture of the sea floor had to be collected to guide the probe. "It is estimated that only 10 to 15 percent of the world's oceans have been surveyed with the kind of technology used in the search for MH370," Geoscience Australia's environmental geoscience chief Stuart Minchin said late Wednesday. Small plane makes emergency landing on Long Island highway A Cessna plane pilot is being praised for his successful emergency landing on a Long Island highway that included flying under an overpass. Australian government demands answers on Minneapolis police shooting (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer over the weekend "shocking" and "inexplicable" and said his diplomats were seeking answers from U.S. authorities. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Tuesday confirmed details of the shooting of Sydney native Justine Damond that have been reported in media accounts and also confirmed the identities of the two police officers involved in the incident. Damond died of a single gunshot wound to the abdomen, fired through an open window of the patrol car, after two police officers responded to a call she made of a possible assault in her neighborhood, the agency said. Remains found likely is 10th victim of Arizona flash flood PHOENIX (AP) — Remains found Wednesday in a water- and debris-filled canyon in central Arizona are believed to be those of a missing 27-year-old man who's the 10th and final victim of last weekend's flash flood, authorities said. Man with DEVAST8 face tattoo finally accepts job offer   A New Zealand teenager who complained his large DEVAST8 face tattoo was hampering his employment prospects has finally landed a job. Mark Cropp’s photo was shared around the world after he admitted on social media the tattoo was a drunken mistake from his time in prison and he was devastated with the results. However, the former prison inmate made more headlines after revealing he had turned down 45 job offers, saying he was “waiting for the right one”. The amateur inking covers his cheeks, mouth and chin Credit: Caters  Now the 19-year-old father is ready to start work after accepting a job offer near his home in Auckland. “Mark has accepted a local scaffolding job,” his girlfriend, Taneia Ruki, told Daily Mail Australia. “He could be starting as early as Monday. We are all still locking in the starting day.” On rejecting dozens of job offers, she added: “Most of those were outside New Zealand, so they weren’t on the cards.” Mark Cropp with his girlfriend Taneia Ruki  Credit: Caters  Meanwhile, tattoo laser removal company Sacred Laser has offered to remove the DEVAST8 lettering from his face for free. It will take between eight and 12 sessions to completely remove the facial inking, the New Zealand Herald reports.  Bad celebrity tattoos Mr Cropp posted a job appeal on Facebook earlier this month after being turned away by several recruitment agencies over his appearance.   “I’m keen as to work but have one thing that is stopping me and that’s my tattoo on my face,” he wrote. “I don’t have a CV as of yet but have worked at NZ brick distributors before, also a scrap metal yard … Keen as on job or work place that will take me on.” This man’s Hebrew tattoo doesn’t say what he thinks it does Surprising celebrity tattoos Iran's president says his country will 'stand up to' US TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president said Wednesday that it will stand up to the United States and reciprocate for any new sanctions that Washington imposes on the Islamic republic. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Bang! It's over. Creationists Sell Christian Theme Park To Themselves To Avoid $700,000 In Taxes The theme park owes the city of Williamstown approximately $700,000. Trump at Six Months: Checking in On the President’s Campaign Promises Donald Trump’s promised a lot during his campaign, how is he doing after six months in office? Rising anti-refugee sentiment stirs concern in Lebanon An attack on Lebanese troops raiding a Syrian refugee camp has stirred violent debate and polarised opinions, with rising calls to repatriate refugees but also warnings against racist rhetoric. The uptick in pressure comes after Lebanese soldiers were attacked as they stormed two refugee camps near the eastern border with Syria last month. The incident has produced a campaign of incitement against Syrian refugees on social media, with many Lebanese pushing back and warning against stereotyping refugees as militants. Elon Musk reveals what his tunnel under LA has to do with Mars There’s been a significant amount of mystery and speculation around Elon Musk’s Boring Company—his effort to bore tunnels under LA to bypass traffic—and its possible connection to SpaceX.  On Wednesday, Musk removed some of that mystery. SEE ALSO: What mysterious plan does Elon Musk have for Appearing as a guest at the International Space Station Research and Development (ISSR&D) Conference in Washington, D.C., Musk spent most of his time talking about the most recent SpaceX missions and his thoughts about international space travel efforts.  But during the Q&A session, one audience member asked what we've all been wondering: Is the Boring Company really just practice for building tunnels on Mars?  "I do think getting good at digging tunnels could be really helpful for Mars," said Musk. "It would be a different optimization for a Mars boring machine versus an Earth boring machine. For sure there's going to be a lot of icing mining on Mars, and mining in general to get raw materials." Yes, of course, we'd need to use boring machines to help us find resources and mine ice. Sounds reasonable. But enough of the coy, self-effacing routine, what about those amazing cities on the covers of the science fiction novels we all know you read as a child?  "And then, along the way, building underground habitats where you could get radiation shielding… you could build an entire city underground if you wanted to," said Musk. "People are still going to want to go to the surface from time to time, but you can build a tremendous amount underground with the right boring technology on Mars. So I do think there is some overlap in that technology development arena."   Musk wouldn't go as far as saying that the primary ( secret?) intent of the Boring Company was to test Mars colony-building techniques, rather than merely defeating Earth traffic, but with these statements, he came pretty close.  Along those lines, another attendee asked Musk about the oft-mentioned potential risks to the human body related to space travel on the way to Mars (radiation damage, etc.).  To his credit, in answering, he remained upfront about the risks associated with his dream of putting humans on Mars.  "Going to Mars is not for the faint of heart," said Musk. "It's risky, dangerous, uncomfortable, and you might die. Now, do you wont to go? For some the answer will be: Hell no. For some, it will be: Hell yes."  That answer drew laughter from the audience, but it's a real concern that he's not attempting to diminish. However, looking decades forward, Musk doesn't think the issue of radiation will stop humans from traveling into space on a routine basis.  "I don't think you'll get irradiated to death," said Musk. "With some moderate shielding we can cut down on a large percent of incremental radiation, so the marginal risk of cancer isn't something that's going to be a show stopper." That said, Musk warned, again, "If safety is your top goal, I wouldn't go to Mars."  WATCH: Elon Musk's vision for traffic-skipping underground tunnels looks pretty incredible WATCH: Elon Musk's vision for traffic-skipping underground tunnels looks pretty incredible Philippine police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singapore woman By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police said on Thursday they had arrested 43 foreigners for kidnapping a Singaporean woman at a casino resort in the capital, highlighting security concerns that have scared high-stakes gamblers away from Manila. Police said the gang, including people from China and Southeast Asia, was believed to be a loan-shark syndicate targeting foreign high-rollers, with 11 similar cases reported since 2015. The Philippines is one of the fastest-growing casino hubs in Asia, after Macau and Singapore, with the opening of several resorts over the past two years. 22 Outrageous Poke Cakes New York Couple Pleads Guilty to Enslaving Korean Children for 6 Years The children have been reunited with their parents Crumbling health bill dents McConnell image as top tactician WASHINGTON (AP) — When the banner Republican effort to scuttle and rewrite President Barack Obama's health care law crumbled this week, the falling debris popped a hefty dent into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's image as a dauntless legislative tactician three chess moves ahead of everyone else. India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panels India has added solar panels to the roof of a train in a national first as it tries to reduce its massive carbon footprint and modernise its vast colonial-era rail network. The lighting, fans and information displays inside the train -- once powered by diesel -- will run off the sun's energy after the panels were fitted to the carriage. The train has begun journeys around the capital New Delhi, helping move just some of the 23 million passengers who use India's rail network every day. Cosmo DiNardo Was Banned From 2 Schools Before Murders Of 4 Pennsylvania Men "The behavior was enough for us to be concerned." 'No more woe is me': Senator McCain vows quick return to Washington By Richard Cowan and David Schwartz WASHINGTON/PHOENIX, Ariz. (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain promised on Thursday he would return rapidly to Washington despite his newly diagnosed brain cancer, flashing the fighting spirit that has defined him since he was held in captivity as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. McCain, a veteran senator and former Republican presidential candidate known as a strong and sometimes fiercely independent voice on defense and security issues, was found to have an aggressive form of brain tumor, glioblastoma, after surgery last week for a blood clot above his left eye. The news, issued by his office late on Wednesday, drew a wave of support from across the political spectrum, and raised questions about how long McCain would be absent from the Senate, where Republicans have a narrow majority and are eager to notch up some legislative successes for President Donald Trump. Israel weighs removal of metal detectors at heart of religious row Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is debating whether to remove new metal detectors at the centre of a dispute with Palestinians over access to a religious site in annexed east Jerusalem, Israeli media said Wednesday. The reports came as thousands of Muslim worshippers prayed for a fourth night in a row outside the Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, rather than enter through the metal detectors. After the prayers, the Palestinians staged a protest against the enhanced security measures, chanting they were ready "to sacrifice ourselves for Al-Aqsa (mosque) with our soul and our blood", as Israeli border guards looked on. You Might Be Able to Outrun a T. Rex New research suggests the fearsome predator couldn't run much faster than an average human. Detained student's mother: China police want "ransom" BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The mother of an American college student arrested in central China following an altercation with a taxi driver five weeks earlier said police are demanding the equivalent of a $7,400 "ransom" for his release. Fruit With Huge Health Benefits India ready for talks with China on border standoff India said Thursday it is ready to hold talks with China if both sides pull back their forces to end a standoff along a disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains. Even President Trump's Advisers Aren't Comfortable With His Second Vladimir Putin Meeting Top aides warn that Putin is not to be trusted This App Will Give You A Starbucks Gift Card Just For Using It You aren't dreaming. Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai army general was one of dozens of people convicted in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. U.S. should move bases away if it pursues sanctions -Iran guards The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday Washington should move its bases and avoid "miscalculations" over new sanctions against Tehran, Iranian agencies reported. The Trump administration imposed the new sanctions on Tuesday over Iran's ballistic missile program and said Tehran's "malign activities" in the Middle East undercut any positive contributions coming from the 2015 nuclear accord. William, Kate take Brexit 'charm offensive' to Germany Prince William and his wife Kate began Wednesday a three-day visit to Germany billed as a "charm offensive" by local media as Britain begins thorny Brexit talks in earnest. Under brilliant summer sunshine, William, who is second in line to the British throne, and Kate touched down in Berlin from Poland accompanied by their young children George and Charlotte. All You Need To Know About USS Gerald Ford The supercarrier is set to be commissioned by President Donald Trump on July 22, 2017. Congressman asks NASA scientist about ancient Martian civilizations, and things get awkward Being an elected official means that you should probably have a working knowledge of whatever topic it is you're planning to publicly address at any given time. Many government talking heads fall far short of that requirement on a regular basis, and the latest example is Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California. At a congressional meeting with some of NASA's top scientists to discuss the prospects of further exploration of planets and moons in our Solar System, Rohrabacher asked a question that would seemingly have been more fitting in the wake of the 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. Rohrabacher asked about martians. After praising the work NASA has been doing, as well as addressing the plans of a new rover on Mars by 2020, the Republican congressman had one last thing he wanted to ask. "You have indicated that Mars was totally different thousands of years ago," he told the researchers, who were no doubt already rolling their eyes. "Is it possible that there was a civilization on Mars thousands of years ago?" The few silent seconds that followed, as NASA's Kenneth Farley of the Mars 2020 project pondered how to respond, are quite suspenseful. "So," Farley began, keeping a straight face. "The evidence is that Mars was different billions of years ago. Not thousands of years ago." "Billions, well, yes," Rohrabacher brushed off the correction. "There's no evidence that I'm aware of," Farley said, undoubtedly assuming that would be the end of that particular line of questioning, but Rohrabacher wasn't quite satisfied. "Would you rule that out?" the congressman pressed. "I would say that is extremely unlikely," Farley concluded. A couple of mumbles later, Rohrabacher thanked the scientists for their work before passing the questioning to the next congressman. Rohrabacher's spokesperson would later suggest that the question was tongue-in-cheek, but if it was, it certainly didn't come across that way. This Private Jet Has the Equivalent of a Moonroof The aircraft—which is expected to be worth $100 million—might feature the most over-the-top amenity in aviation history WRHL 2017-07-21T10:40:35Z