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After Successful Cave Rescue, Thai Youth Soccer Team Gets Special Invitation

The dramatic rescue of 11 boys and their coach from a flooded mountain cave in Thailand has elicited an invitation from Manchester United, one of the most popular football clubs in the world, to visit Old Trafford Stadium in England.
 
The mission to rescue the Wild Boars, who were trapped inside an underground cave for 17 days, claimed the life of one Thai Navy diver.
 
Other major football clubs from around the world, including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, have also saluted the Wild Boars after their rescue. The boys are now being evaluated by medical professionals.

Drivers Who Park at California Shopping Malls Are Under Immigration Surveillance

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has revealed that a shopping mall management company in Southern California is collecting license plate information and sharing it with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
 
The Irvine Company Retail Properties management team tracks vehicles in the parking lots of several shopping malls and sends the information collected by smart surveillance cameras to ICE analysts; this practice started earlier this year.

Honeymoon in Honduras Turns Deadly for Israeli Couple

A 24-year-old man from Israel died from a brain hemorrhage after he crashed into his new wife while riding a zip line in Honduras.
 
The couple had been on a cruise to the Caribbean island of Roatan when they decided to explore the tropical forest.
 
Zip line canopy tours are popular among tourists in Central America, and they have a solid safety record; however, these are still adventurous activities with a certain degree of risk.

Journalist's Investigation Tracks U.S. President's Ties to Russia Dating Back to 1987

A report recently published by New York Magazine has established the first contact United States President Donald Trump had with Russian officials in 1987.
 
The lengthy investigation also reveals evidence of financing provided by Russian sources to various Trump companies at a time when they were facing insolvency issues.
 
A similar report was published last year by the Wall Street Journal, but it mostly focused on alleged money laundering by Russian criminals using Trump properties to legitimize illicit gains.

American Tourist Killed in Mexico

A drive-by shooting in an upscale neighborhood of Mexico City killed Tatiana Mirutenko, a resident of California who was celebrating her first wedding anniversary with a trip to the Mexican capital.
 
Mirutenko and her husband were not targeted by the gunmen riding a motorcycle through the wealthy community; the intended victim was a nightclub bouncer who survived despite being shot multiple times near a trendy eatery.

Australian Park Rangers Finally Capture Giant Crocodile

It took a decade for rangers in the northern outback of Australia to catch a crocodile estimated to weigh 1,300 pounds.
 
The reptile had been prowling around tourist sections of a nature reserve, a situation that worried rangers since crocodiles are thought to lose their fear of humans after evading capture a couple a few times.
 
At NATO Summit, U.S. President Delivers Confusing and Contradictory Statements

For retired General John Kelly, sitting close to United States President Donald Trump at the NATO summit in Brussels was an experience that he will never forget.
 
The White House Chief of Staff looked extremely uncomfortable as Trump chastised Germany for not contributing enough to the military alliance and for yielding to pressure from Russia.
 
After this incredible and baseless statement, which fails to take into account Germany's role as a very close ally to the U.S., Trump simply signed a series of measures designed to prevent Russia from undue military interference against NATO allies, thereby contradicting his earlier stance.
 
Political leaders in the U.S. are now bracing for the next statements that Trump may deliver from Brussels.

Reality TV Star Kylie Jenner Becomes the Wealthiest Member of the Kardashian Clan

Fashion, cosmetics and the world of reality television have made Kylie Jenner the youngest person on the Forbes list of wealthiest women in the world.
 
Even though Jenner is only 20 years old, her net worth is already estimated to be around $900 million.
 
At her current rate of business growth, she could be a billionaire in a couple of years, and she owes a considerable part of her wealth to the success of her lip cosmetics.

New York City Mayor Accused of Illegal Border Crossing

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is claiming that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio illegally crossed the border into Mexico and back into the United States when he visited El Paso a few weeks ago.
 
The Mayor was part of an investigative group of municipal leaders who were denied entry to one of the controversial child detention centers along the border; according to a report from the Associated Press, de Blasio walked into Mexico on foot to take photographs of the chain link fences and barbed wire surrounding the detention center.
 
When confronted by Border Patrol officers, the Mayor and his group did not stop for an inspection and drove past the immigration checkpoint.

American Missionaries Were Trapped in Haiti During Major Riots and Civil Disturbances

When Haitian government officials announced a 50 percent hike on fuel prices last week, residents quickly expressed their disapproval with violent riots across the country, the U.S. Embassy did not have enough time to issue a warning to American residents; as a result, Christian missionaries were forced to stay inside their community centers as widespread looting and gunfights raged across neighborhoods in Port au Prince.
 
A missionary group from North Carolina explained that their departure from Haiti this week was risky. Embassy officials are urging Americans to coordinate departures with their elected officials if needed.

Papa John's Pizza Investors Shocked With Founder's Behavior

During a business conference call a couple of months ago, pizza entrepreneur John Schnatter used a highly offensive slur against African Americans; the context of the call was to ask the founder of the company how he would deal with backlash from activists over the clumsy way he handled the NFL player protests last season.
 
Papa John's Pizza is no longer an official NFL brand partner; now that Schnatter's conference call blunder has been made public, investors are reacting by dumping their shares.
 
As of Wednesday afternoon, Papa John's stock was down nearly four percent.
 
After Successful Cave Rescue, Thai Youth Soccer Team Gets Special Invitation

The dramatic rescue of 11 boys and their coach from a flooded mountain cave in Thailand has elicited an invitation from Manchester United, one of the most popular football clubs in the world, to visit Old Trafford Stadium in England.

 
The mission to rescue the Wild Boars, who were trapped inside an underground cave for 17 days, claimed the life of one Thai Navy diver.
 
Other major football clubs from around the world, including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, have also saluted the Wild Boars after their rescue. The boys are now being evaluated by medical professionals.

Drivers Who Park at California Shopping Malls Are Under Immigration Surveillance

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has revealed that a shopping mall management company in Southern California is collecting license plate information and sharing it with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
 
The Irvine Company Retail Properties management team tracks vehicles in the parking lots of several shopping malls and sends the information collected by smart surveillance cameras to ICE analysts; this practice started earlier this year.

Honeymoon in Honduras Turns Deadly for Israeli Couple

A 24-year-old man from Israel died from a brain hemorrhage after he crashed into his new wife while riding a zip line in Honduras.
 
The couple had been on a cruise to the Caribbean island of Roatan when they decided to explore the tropical forest.
 
Zip line canopy tours are popular among tourists in Central America, and they have a solid safety record; however, these are still adventurous activities with a certain degree of risk.

Journalist's Investigation Tracks U.S. President's Ties to Russia Dating Back to 1987

A report recently published by New York Magazine has established the first contact United States President Donald Trump had with Russian officials in 1987.
 
The lengthy investigation also reveals evidence of financing provided by Russian sources to various Trump companies at a time when they were facing insolvency issues.
 
A similar report was published last year by the Wall Street Journal, but it mostly focused on alleged money laundering by Russian criminals using Trump properties to legitimize illicit gains.

American Tourist Killed in Mexico

A drive-by shooting in an upscale neighborhood of Mexico City killed Tatiana Mirutenko, a resident of California who was celebrating her first wedding anniversary with a trip to the Mexican capital.
 
Mirutenko and her husband were not targeted by the gunmen riding a motorcycle through the wealthy community; the intended victim was a nightclub bouncer who survived despite being shot multiple times near a trendy eatery.

Australian Park Rangers Finally Capture Giant Crocodile

It took a decade for rangers in the northern outback of Australia to catch a crocodile estimated to weigh 1,300 pounds.
 
The reptile had been prowling around tourist sections of a nature reserve, a situation that worried rangers since crocodiles are thought to lose their fear of humans after evading capture a couple a few times.
 
At NATO Summit, U.S. President Delivers Confusing and Contradictory Statements

For retired General John Kelly, sitting close to United States President Donald Trump at the NATO summit in Brussels was an experience that he will never forget.
 
The White House Chief of Staff looked extremely uncomfortable as Trump chastised Germany for not contributing enough to the military alliance and for yielding to pressure from Russia.
 
After this incredible and baseless statement, which fails to take into account Germany's role as a very close ally to the U.S., Trump simply signed a series of measures designed to prevent Russia from undue military interference against NATO allies, thereby contradicting his earlier stance.
 
Political leaders in the U.S. are now bracing for the next statements that Trump may deliver from Brussels.

Reality TV Star Kylie Jenner Becomes the Wealthiest Member of the Kardashian Clan

Fashion, cosmetics and the world of reality television have made Kylie Jenner the youngest person on the Forbes list of wealthiest women in the world.
 
Even though Jenner is only 20 years old, her net worth is already estimated to be around $900 million.
 
At her current rate of business growth, she could be a billionaire in a couple of years, and she owes a considerable part of her wealth to the success of her lip cosmetics.

New York City Mayor Accused of Illegal Border Crossing

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is claiming that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio illegally crossed the border into Mexico and back into the United States when he visited El Paso a few weeks ago.
 
The Mayor was part of an investigative group of municipal leaders who were denied entry to one of the controversial child detention centers along the border; according to a report from the Associated Press, de Blasio walked into Mexico on foot to take photographs of the chain link fences and barbed wire surrounding the detention center.
 
When confronted by Border Patrol officers, the Mayor and his group did not stop for an inspection and drove past the immigration checkpoint.

American Missionaries Were Trapped in Haiti During Major Riots and Civil Disturbances

When Haitian government officials announced a 50 percent hike on fuel prices last week, residents quickly expressed their disapproval with violent riots across the country, the U.S. Embassy did not have enough time to issue a warning to American residents; as a result, Christian missionaries were forced to stay inside their community centers as widespread looting and gunfights raged across neighborhoods in Port au Prince.
 
A missionary group from North Carolina explained that their departure from Haiti this week was risky. Embassy officials are urging Americans to coordinate departures with their elected officials if needed.

Papa John's Pizza Investors Shocked With Founder's Behavior

During a business conference call a couple of months ago, pizza entrepreneur John Schnatter used a highly offensive slur against African Americans; the context of the call was to ask the founder of the company how he would deal with backlash from activists over the clumsy way he handled the NFL player protests last season.
 
Papa John's Pizza is no longer an official NFL brand partner; now that Schnatter's conference call blunder has been made public, investors are reacting by dumping their shares.
 
As of Wednesday afternoon, Papa John's stock was down nearly four percent.