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A Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump hangs on the walls of at least four of the president's golf clubs, in Florida, Virginia, Ireland and Scotland.
But closer inspection reveals that the March 1, 2009, cover is false.
The Washington Post investigated and reported Tuesday that Time had no magazine cover with that date, nor had the publication featured Trump on its cover at any time in 2009.
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The email address behind a ransomware attack spreading across the world has been blocked, leaving victims no way to receive unlocking codes for their files even if they pay the hackers, NBC News reported.
The Posteo mail provider said it shut down the email address listed with the "Petya" ransomware hack Tuesday, adding that it is working with the Federal Office for Information Security in Germany.
The virus began spreading Tuesday, locking up computer files and showing a black screen with red text that demanded $300 in bitcoin to unlock the files. As of Tuesday evening, even after the email address had been blocked, the wallet listed in the message had nearly $8,000.
If a user is hacked, a cybersecurity expert said not to restart the computer or pay the ransom. If the computer has already been restarted, the best option is to restore it from a backup.
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President Nicolas Maduro said a stolen police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court on Tuesday in what he called a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power.
The confusing exchange took place as Maduro was speaking live on state television to pro-government journalists. More than hour after the flyover ended, he told the audience that the helicopter had fired on the court with grenades. He said the nation's air defense was activated and one of the grenades didn't explode, preventing any loss of life.
Two CSX railroad employees were fatally struck by an Amtrak train outside Union Station in Northeast Washington Tuesday night.
Amtrak service between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia was suspended for several hours Wednesday morning due to the incident. Service has been restored, but trains are running at restricted speeds, Amtrak said at 9 a.m.
The two victims were struck along the tracks near the 1200 block of New York Avenue NE, a spokesperson for D.C. Fire and EMS confirmed. Rescuers were called to the scene around 11:55 p.m. Tuesday.
The train, which was traveling to D.C. from Boston and New York, was carrying 175 passengers and crew members. No one aboard the train was injured.
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Iran is accusing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of "a brazen interventionist plan" to change the current government that violates international law and the U.N. Charter.
Iran's U.N. Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo said in a letter to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres circulated Tuesday that Tillerson's comments are also "a flagrant violation" of the 1981 Algiers Accords in which the United States pledged "not to intervene, directly or indirectly, politically or militarily, in Iran's internal affairs."
Tillerson said in a June 14 hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the 2018 State Department budget that U.S. policy is to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons "and work toward support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government."
There were more than 11,000 fireworks-related injuries in 2016, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which warns people to handle holiday sparklers with care.
A subway train that derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor and forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to exit through darkened tunnels is being blamed on human error, not a track defect, New York City transit officials say.
A preliminary investigation indicates the derailment was caused by an "improperly secured piece of replacement rail" that was stored on the tracks, the MTA said.
"Storing equipment in between tracks is a common practice employed by railroads across the country to accelerate rail repairs," the MTA said in a statement late Tuesday. "The key to this being an effective and safe practice is making sure that the extra equipment is properly bolted down, which does not appear to have happened in this case."
The MTA said crews are inspecting "every inch of rail" to ensure that every replacement part "is properly stored and secured." The MTA also says crews will be working throughout the night to try to restore normal service by Wednesday morning's commute.
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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, registered Tuesday with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials.
Manafort says in a Justice Department filing that his firm, DMP International, received more than $17 million from the Party of Regions, the former pro-Russian ruling party in Ukraine, for consulting work from 2012 through 2014.
Manafort is the second member of the Trump campaign to register as a foreign agent. In March, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn registered with the Justice Department for work his consulting firm performed for a Turkish businessman that he said could have aided the Turkish government. Both registrations came after the work had been completed.
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A South Carolina couple is looking for some bigger baby clothes after their son was born at a whopping 14.4 pounds.
WLTX-TV reports that Colin Austin Keisler was born by cesarean section at a hospital in Lexington. The baby is healthy, but his mother, Cindy Richmond, says they had to send her mother home for some bigger clothes because Colin couldn't fit into any of his newborn outfits.
Colin is off to a good start if he's destined to attain some of his father's goals for him.
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British prosecutors charged six people Wednesday in the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster where 96 soccer fans were crushed to death.
Those charged include the police commander on the day, David Duckenfield, who is accused of gross negligence manslaughter. The former chief of South Yorkshire Police, Norman Bettision, is charged with misconduct in public office for lying about the disaster and its aftermath. The tragedy at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield unfolded when more than 2,000 Liverpool soccer fans flooded into a standing-room section behind a goal, with the 54,000-capacity stadium already nearly full for the match against Nottingham Forest.
Fifteen people standing on a deck to take a family photo were dumped into the water after the structure gave way in Boca Raton, Florida, Tuesday afternoon, fire rescue officials said.
The collapse happened at the Boca Bayou Condominium near US-1 and Dixie Highway.
Three people suffered minor injuries and two were taken to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, according to Boca Raton Fire Rescue.
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, sued The New York Times on Tuesday alleging that the newspaper defamed her in an editorial, NBC News reported.
The editorial in question appeared to link her to political violence after the shooting of House Republican Whip Steve Scalise earlier this month.
The Times said it would "vigorously" fight the action.
Citing the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, in Tucson, the editorial said: "Before the shooting, Sarah Palin's political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs."
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As temperatures climb each summer, the number of drowning deaths does as well.
Earlier this month, a 2-year-old boy wandered into a lake in Montgomery Village, Maryland, and died.
On Sunday, 2-year-old twins were found unconscious in a pool in Sterling, Virginia. The little girl died at a hospital. Her brother died two days later.
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children age 1 to 4. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has tips on how you can help prevent a tragedy.
Three Amur tiger cubs have been born at a Crimean safari park. The trio and their mother are doing well, according to park workers. The cubs were born on June 25 at Taigan Park in Belogorsk, which is home...
The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years.
Things looked very different when the justices wrapped up their work this week.
The court's final decisions and orders were almost emphatic declarations, if there had been any doubt, that this is once again a conservative-leaning court that may only move more to the right in the years to come.