(CNN) Missouri plans to put a 48-year-old man to death Tuesday, even as his lawyers say new DNA evidence proves his innocence. But the Missouri Attorney General's Office argues the execution should be carried out because the DNA evidence doesn't overcome non-DNA evidence that connects Williams to the crime. The newly acquired evidence shows Williams' DNA was not found on the murder weapon, Williams' lawyers say, though DNA from another male was found. Hair samples found at the crime scene don't match Williams' DNA, Hampikian said. State confident in his guiltThe new DNA evidence "does not come close to showing Williams is actually innocent, the documents state.
(CNN) Mike Murphy is one of the most high profile -- and longest serving -- Republican political consultants in the country. Murphy: They have a lot more Republican primary voters to worry about that I do, I'm not the ballot! While there have been other Trump failures, it was this sad episode that truly revealed how Trump sees the world. So my best guess is that President Trump's future is going to be about the return of normal political gravity. At that point I think President Trump will pine for the Tower.
Story highlights August is monsoon season in South AsiaMillions have been affected(CNN) More than 700 people are believed to have been killed in massive floods and landslides that have rocked Bangladesh, India and Nepal this month, aid workers say. It is the worst flooding that some parts of South Asia have seen in decades, with about 24 million people affected, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said. "The situation is going from bad to worse," said Jagan Chapagain, the IFRC's under secretary-general for programs and operations. The only way to get aid to some of these villages is by boat and many are running out of food." August is monsoon season for South Asia, a time when much of the subcontinent is inundated with heavy rains.
The proposed joint venture with local auto maker Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., which is subject to regulatory approval, will produce electric cars “sold under an indigenous brand,” rather than under the Ford marque, Ford said in a statement. Ford already operates two joint ventures in China with local auto makers Changan Automobile Co. and Jiangling Motors Corp. 000550 0.20%China is encouraging auto makers to build electric cars to help meet ambitious national targets for electric-vehicle adoption. Earlier this year, Volkswagen AG said it would set up a third Chinese joint venture with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group to start producing electric cars next year. It sold more than 16,000 electric cars in the first seven months of this year, according to Ford’s statement—7% of the 228,000 electric cars sold in China so far this year. Ford had already announced plans to start building its first electric car in China—the Mondeo Energi plug-in hybrid—next year.
August 22, 2017 11:26 UTC
Three children were trapped under a building that had collapsed in La Rita, a small village near Casamicciola. One, a 7-year-old, was freed in the morning, after firefighters had remained in contact with the children all night. The third child, age 11, was removed from the rubble on Tuesday, about 16 hours after the earthquake. Italian news media showed the boy, covered in dust, being whisked on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance. More than 1,000 people were ferried off the island, a popular tourist resort, during the night, and hundreds of others gathered at ports on Tuesday morning, waiting to leave.
August 22, 2017 11:00 UTC
The paradox of this emotional debate is that generally the states and communities with the fewest immigrants are pushing to reduce immigration over the objections of the places with the most immigrants. In the Senate, Republicans hold 43 of the 60 Senate seats from the 30 states where immigrants represent the smallest share of the population. Democrats control 31 of the 40 Senate seats in the 20 states where immigrants represent the largest population share. Outside of Florida, Texas and California, virtually all House Republicans represent low-immigrant districts. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia to cut legal immigration in half "would probably be close" to attracting enough votes to pass.
August 22, 2017 10:07 UTC
Trump campaigned on getting the US out of Afghanistan, but now he's taking his generals' advice. The ship's leadership was removed from dutyJUST WATCHED US Navy to order operational pause Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH US Navy to order operational pause 01:143. JUST WATCHED Police: Barcelona attack suspect dead Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Police: Barcelona attack suspect dead 01:234. JUST WATCHED Baltimore cops accused of planting evidence ... again Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Baltimore cops accused of planting evidence ... again 02:245. Secret ServiceThe Secret Service is having problems paying some of the agents who protect the President and his family.
August 22, 2017 09:56 UTC
Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen talks to The Wall Street Journal about the trait he looks for in a new hire and his love of stinky cheese. Photo: Sangsuk Sylvia Kang/The Wall Street JournalIf you run America’s largest supermarket chain, it should be easy to travel anywhere in the country and answer questions about where you work. But for Kroger Co.’s Rodney McMullen, those conversations can be a chore. “I'll say ‘Kroger,’ and they don't even know what that is,” says Mr. McMullen, who became the company's chief executive in 2014. Then, “they will Google it and go ‘oh, wow.’”Until recently, investors were just...
August 22, 2017 09:38 UTC
It was “not correct,” he said, that the prince had been denied entry based on Queensland’s ID laws. It was still unclear whether the prince’s security had refused to provide ID to the bar in those conversations, the commissioner added. “It’s certainly my understanding that they had no concern as long as we vouched for his bona fides.”According to Mr. Hogan, the crown prince took the episode in stride. While the venue manager was frantically organizing cocktail servers to cater to the prince, Mr. Hogan said, his highness walked directly up to the bar for his drink of choice. “He bought a dark and stormy,” Mr. Hogan added.
August 22, 2017 09:22 UTC
After more than a year of weakening, the yuan has been on a tear lately. The currency, which plunged 6.6% last year, is up more than 4% against the U.S. dollar since January. And its climb has accelerated this month. On Tuesday, China’s central bank set the yuan’s reference rate at 6.6597, the highest level in nearly a year.
August 22, 2017 09:22 UTC
SINGAPORE—At least one body and other unidentified remains have been found as the search for 10 missing sailors from the USS John S. McCain extends into a second night, the Navy’s Pacific Fleet Commander said Tuesday. Malaysian search teams had reported one body found in the waters off the coast of Malaysia and east of Singapore, where the USS McCain collided with a civilian tanker early Monday. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers had...
August 22, 2017 09:12 UTC
(CNN) Danish police searching for missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall say they have found a headless torso in Copenhagen. A passing cyclist found the torso Monday afternoon on the southwest side of Amager island. DNA tests will need to be carried out before the person's identity can be confirmed. Wall, a freelance journalist, has been missing since August 11 after boarding a privately built submarine along with its inventor, Peter Madsen, for a story she was working on. "It is clear that the police, like the media and everybody else, is speculating whether this female body is Kim Wall, but it is way too soon to tell," Copenhagen police spokesman Jens Moller told a news conference on Monday.
August 22, 2017 09:10 UTC
The collision was the second in two months involving a destroyer from the Navy’s Seventh Fleet, which is based in Yokosuka, Japan. At his news conference Tuesday, Admiral Swift discounted suggestions that the crew of the McCain had been overworked or underprepared. He said the crew responded quickly after the collision, righted the ship and prevented an even bigger disaster. But he noted that the investigation was in its earliest stages and said, “We are not taking any consideration off the table.”The destroyer is named after John S. McCain Sr. and John S. McCain Jr., Navy admirals who were the grandfather and father of Senator John McCain of Arizona. “This incident took place in Singapore waters and M.P.A.
August 22, 2017 09:09 UTC
SEOUL—North Korea threatened to turn the U.S. into “huge heaps of ashes” and warned that military exercises involving American and South Korean forces this week had worsened the standoff, which could only be resolved by “absolute force.”In a strongly worded commentary issued through its state media on Tuesday, Pyongyang attacked President Donald Trump, branding his approach to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula “unimaginably...
August 22, 2017 09:00 UTC
Range of North Korea’s missile tests July 2017 United States May 2017 1990 1984 North Korea Guam Range of North Korea’s missile tests July 2017 United States May 2017 1990 1984 North Korea Guam Source: Center for Strategic and International StudiesA vehicle that can survive re-entryA crude version by next year, if not already. Stage 2 RE-ENTRY INTO THE ATMOSPHERE RUSSIA CANADA Stage 1 UNITED STATES Launch PACIFIC OCEAN Target JAPAN CHINA NORTH KOREA Stage 2 RE-ENTRY INTO THE ATMOSPHERE RUSSIA CANADA Stage 1 UNITED STATES Launch JAPAN Target NORTH KOREA PACIFIC OCEAN CHINA RE-ENTRY INTO THE ATMOSPHERE Stage 2 RUSSIA CANADA Stage 1 Launch Target UNITED STATES PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH KOREA RE-ENTRY INTO THE ATMOSPHERE Stage 2 CANADA RUSSIA Stage 1 Target Launch PACIFIC OCEAN UNITED STATES NORTH KOREAThe forces at work are enormous. DIRECTION OF TRAVEL Schematic diagram of the re-entry vehicle Bomb Atmospeheric forces and intense heat affect the re-entry vehicle DIRECTION OF TRAVEL Schematic diagram of the re-entry vehicle Bomb Atmospeheric forces and intense heat affect the re-entry vehicle DIRECTION OF TRAVEL Schematic diagram of the re-entry vehicle Bomb Atmospeheric forces and intense heat affect the re-entry vehicle DIRECTION OF TRAVEL Schematic diagram of the re-entry vehicle Bomb Atmospeheric forces and intense heat affect the re-entry vehicle DIRECTION OF TRAVEL Schematic diagram of the re-entry vehicle Bomb Atmospeheric forces and intense heat affect the re-entry vehicleOne trick of designers is to coat the reentry vehicle with thick materials that burn off evenly, making an ablative shield that sends dangerous heat into the wake. North Korea recently displayed a missile warhead that boasted fins, implying an interest in such evasions. How will we know when the North Koreans have truly attained the ability to threaten the United States?
August 22, 2017 09:00 UTC