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Missing California hiker found alive after 4 days

Missing California hiker found alive after 4 daysThe hiker said she was chased off a hiking trail by a man wielding a knife. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.



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The California hiker who was found after spending 4 days alone in the wilderness says she got lost after fleeing a man with a knife

The California hiker who was found after spending 4 days alone in the wilderness says she got lost after fleeing a man with a knifeSheryl Powell, 60, disappeared on Friday while on a camping trip with her husband. Search teams found her alive and well on Monday.



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Flesh-eating bacteria killed an elderly man two days after he vacationed in Florida. Experts say this will become more common as ocean water warms.

Flesh-eating bacteria killed an elderly man two days after he vacationed in Florida. Experts say this will become more common as ocean water warms.A species of flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio is gaining a larger foothold in the US as oceans heat up.



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Iran enriches uranium past cap and warns only 60 days to save deal

Iran enriches uranium past cap and warns only 60 days to save dealIran warned on Monday that the last chance for saving the nuclear deal will pass after a 60-day deadline, as the country announced it had increased its uranium enrichment to beyond the cap. Tehran has passed the 3.67 per cent uranium enrichment level set by its landmark 2015 nuclear accord and may enrich at even higher levels, Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, said on Monday. The move – which takes the enrichment level beyond 4.5 per cent – marks the most serious break from the deal since the US’s withdrawal last year. However, Iran’s enrichment levels still remain well below the 20 per cent threshold needed to develop a nuclear bomb, offering possible room for negotiations with Europe and others to lower tensions. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan  Credit: Reuters Abbas Mousavi, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, told reporters that Iran would not offer any extension to the “deadline”, which elapses on September 5. The previous day, Iranian officials said the country would take further steps toward the "reduction" of its compliance with the accord – known as the JCPOA – after the deadline. Mr Mousavi said Iran is still open to negotiations with its European partners and expressed hope they would "take steps forward" toward implementing their commitments. Iran is pressuring European partners to find a way around US sanctions and deliver the deal's promised economic relief.  British Royal Marines taking part in the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker, Grace 1 in the early hours of July 4, 2019 off the Gibraltar strait.  Credit: AFP A European commission spokeswoman said the EU was "extremely concerned by the announcements made over the weekend." She said the EU was waiting for further information from the International Atomic Energy Agency, which effectively policies the nuclear deal. "We have called on Iran not to take any further steps," the EU foreign affairs service spokeswoman said. "We strongly urge Iran to stop and reverse any actions inconsistent with the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plain of Action)."  The EU has been in contact with other countries signed up to the deal, which has punitive measures for breaching uranium limits built in.  European diplomats are due to sit down with Iranian delegates on July 15. It is thought they will not want to address the breach of the deal, for fear of jeopardising it, until then. Jeremy Hunt, Foreign Secretary, said: “We would still like to find a way to make this deal work … We will wait for independent verification by the relevant international body before deciding what next steps [to take]. But obviously if Iran is breaching this deal, there will be very serious consequences.” It came as Tehran warned the UK over its seizing of an Iranian oil tanker last week, a “threatening act which would not be tolerated,” said Amir Hatami, Iranian Defence Minister. Royal Marines impounded the tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday on suspicion it was carrying oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions. Iran denies the vessel was headed to Syria, where the government of President Bashar al-Assad is an ally of Tehran. Authorities in the British territory said the tanker can be held for up to 14 days.  "These days we witnessed a threatening act from the government of England in the Strait of Gibraltar against a tanker from the Islamic Republic of Iran," Mr Hatami said. "This is an incorrect and wrong action, an action similar to maritime robbery…certainly these kind of robberies will not be tolerated."



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UPDATE 1-Europe trade channel with Iran close to 1st deal in days – France

UPDATE 1-Europe trade channel with Iran close to 1st deal in days - FranceFrench Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday he hoped a special trade channel set up with Iran would complete a first, limited transaction in the coming days. Set up by France, Britain and Germany, Instex is a barter trade mechanism that aims to avoid direct financial transfers by offsetting balances between importers and exporters on the European side. The mechanism is aimed at making it possible for trade between European Union members and Iran to continue in the face of stiff U.S sanctions since Washington quit a 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers last year.



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Putin, after three days, says fire-hit Russian submarine was nuclear-powered

Putin, after three days, says fire-hit Russian submarine was nuclear-poweredRussian President Vladimir Putin disclosed on Thursday for the first time that a secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three days ago was nuclear-powered, prompting the defense minister to assure him its reactor had been safely contained. Moscow’s slow release of information about the incident has drawn comparisons with the opaque way the Soviet Union handled the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster, and another deadly submarine accident — the 2000 sinking of the nuclear-powered Kursk, which claimed 118 lives. Russia, which says the details of the submarine involved in the latest accident are classified, said the fire took place on Monday, though it was only officially disclosed late on Tuesday.



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Australian man dies 10 days after eating gecko at party

Australian man dies 10 days after eating gecko at partyAn Australian family is still grieving over the unexpected loss of their father, who fell gravely ill after allegedly eating a gecko on a dare.



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Gunman dead, 2 injured in second California Costco shooting in three days

Gunman dead, 2 injured in second California Costco shooting in three daysA gunman shot two people in a Costco parking lot Monday afternoon in Southern California before turning his weapon on himself.



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Fox mentions Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 42 days running – 3,181 times

Fox mentions Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 42 days running – 3,181 timesDemocrat receives 3,181 mentions on Fox News and Fox BusinessFigures suggest media obsession with congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appears to have replaced Hillary Clinton as conservatives’ bete noire. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters Fox channels have mentioned the US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 42 consecutive days, a study has found. The 29-year-old liberal star received at least 3,181 mentions in six weeks from Fox News or its sister Fox Business, according to research by Media Matters for America, a not-for-profit media watchdog. The finding will reinforce perceptions that Fox, owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is obsessed by Ocasio-Cortez, portraying her as a radical socialist who threatens the American way of life. Sign up for the US morning briefing She tweeted in response on Friday: “Fox News brought me up 3,000+ times in *6 weeks.* That’s how hard they’re fighting against dignified healthcare, wages, & justice for all; and turning their firepower on the youngest Congresswoman in history to do it. Too bad for them, cause we don’t flinch. #ForThePeople.” Ocasio-Cortez, who has promoted ambitious leftist policies such as a Green New Deal , has supplanted Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi as the favoured target of many conservatives. Courtney Hagle, a researcher at Media Matters for America, said: “Ocasio-Cortez is brought up constantly, even if the topic has nothing to do with her, as with the recent terror attacks in New Zealand. Hosts and guests smear and misrepresent Ocasio-Cortez’s agenda, caricaturing it while painting it as radical, dangerous, far-left socialism.” Hagle added: “Fox figures go on extended, aggressively angry rants about her. They’ve repeatedly attacked her intelligence, used her age to discredit her, and dismissed her as a ‘little girl’.” After only three months in Congress, Ocasio-Cortez has attracted outsized coverage in general, including a Time magazine cover and a huge social media presence. She has nearly 4 million followers on Twitter. Media Matters searched Grabien transcripts for “AOC” and “Ocasio” between 25 February and 7 April.



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Satanic Temple challenges Missouri abortion law that forces women to wait three days

Satanic Temple challenges Missouri abortion law that forces women to wait three daysThe Satanic Temple has launched a legal challenge to Missouri laws requiring women to wait three days before undergoing an abortion.An appeal filed in the Eighth US Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday on behalf of a member of the group, named only as “Judy Doe”, claims rules in the state infringe on First Amendment rights to religious freedom.Missouri operates a so-called “Informed Consent” abortion process, where women are forced to wait at least 72 hours after requesting the procedure before it is carried out.In that time, laws require patients are given a booklet which states: “the life of each human being begins at conception”.They must also be offered the opportunity to listen to the foetal heartbeat and view an ultrasound before an abortion can take place.A federal judge initially dismissed the case in March, ruling the laws were not discriminatory on religious grounds.But the temple has now requested the appeals court adjudicate on whether life begins at conception and whether a matter of “religious opinion” can be imposed by law.“Our appeal presents a challenge for judges who want to defy the law to promote an agenda because the Eighth Circuit will have to overrule itself to deny our claims,” said Satanic Temple co-founder and spokesman Lucien Greaves.“It is laughable for theocrats to obviously impose their religious viewpoint into law only to claim that their actions are not discriminatory by virtue of the fact that everybody is equally burdened by the restrictions they’ve created. We are confident that reason will prevail upon appeal.”A similar lawsuit filed by a Satanic Temple member was rejected by the Missouri Supreme Court in February this year.In that case, a woman known as “Mary Doe” argued the temple taught a woman’s body is “inviolable and subject to her will alone”.She also stated it was her sincerely-held religious belief a foetus was not part of her body and was not a human being.However, the court ruled Informed Consent did not violate religious freedoms because parts of it only “happened to coincide” with certain religious tenets on abortion, rather than being based on them.A spokesman for Missouri attorney general Eric Schmitt at the time said the law was “designed to protect women from undue pressure and coercion during the sensitive decision of whether or not to have an abortion.”The Satanic Temple, which has 13 chapters across the US and Canada, is a non-theistic moment founded in 2013, which promotes egalitarianism, civil liberties, secularism and reproductive rights.Adherants do not believe in a literal Satan, but consider the literary Satan a metaphor for questioning authority and promoting scepticism.It is also known for its use of satire to challenge Christianity, an action for which its members have faced accusations they do not hold sincere Satanist beliefs and are instead just attempting to prank or “troll” targets. In August last year, the group unveiled an eight-foot bronze statue of the goat-headed devil figure Baphomet outside the Arkansas state capitol building in protest against a Ten Commandments monument on the site.In 2016, the temple sought to establish “After School Satan” clubs, in protest against evangelical Christian Good News Clubs, which it considers an erosion of the separation of church and state in public education.Additional reporting by AP



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