When is a German not a German? Identity re-emerges as a thorny issue

DUISBURG, Germany — Restaurant owner Harun Kiki admits that he has to rely on his wife’s language skills to go about daily life in the country he’s called home for 18 years.“My German neighbors try to speak to me over the garden fence but I can’t really speak to them,” the Turkish national explained. “Sometimes … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan builds more prisons as post-coup purge persists

Tunca Öğreten at home in Istanbul.Danielle Villasana / for NBC NewsBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.ISTANBUL — It was 4 a.m. in December when Tunca Öğreten heard loud kicks against the door of his apartment.Twenty anti-terrorist police officers armed with rifles knocked it … Read more

Typhoon lashes south China after killing 28 in Philippines

Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut leaves wake of destruction in PhilippinesSep.15.201801:00Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.HONG KONG — Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert Sunday as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day … Read more

Severely ill Pussy Riot activist to be treated in Germany

Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the Pussy Riot protest group, was being flown to Berlin on Saturday for treatment of suspected poisoning.Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters fileBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.MOSCOW (AP) — A member of Russia’s Pussy Riot protest group says a … Read more

Four shot dead in Mexico City tourist hotspot, ‘mariachi’ gunmen flee

Forensic technicians remove a body from a crime scene where three men were gunned down by unknown assailants at an intersection on the edge of tourist Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City, Mexico on Sept. 14, 2018.Carlos Jasso / ReutersBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday … Read more

22 Times ‘Solo’ Recycled Moments From the Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

The new Disney era of “Star Wars” is well known at this point for its incessant nods to old “Star Wars” movies, and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is the most referential of these movies yet. Below you’ll find our list of 22 times “Solo” reused, repurposed or just referenced the original “Star Wars” trilogy. … Read more

Hoaxes Run Amok On Social Media As Hurricane Florence Moves Inland

Hurricane Florence has begun her slow, water-logged move inland. As communities in her path face an onslaught of rain and rising floodwaters, they’re also contending with a distinctly different problem: disinformation and outright hoaxes, often spread via social media.Numerous hoaxes, shark and race-based ones in particular, seem to be repeated with every hurricane. When in … Read more

Expert warns Florence floodwaters may carry venomous snakes into homes

People in areas affected by Hurricane Florence, which was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday, have been cautioned to look out for venomous snakes lurking in the storm’s floodwaters.Thad Bowman, public relations director at Alligator Adventure zoo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, told the Myrtle Beach Online that flooding caused by Florence will originate in coastal regions populated by multiple … Read more

With GOP concerns about losing the House mounting, Trump drops talk of ‘Red Wave’

. “What matters more is whether political elites, and especially parties, serve as filters. Put simply, political parties are democracy’s gatekeepers.”Shields said that after the McCain-Feingold legislation of 2002 shifted political donations out of the party structure and into the world of outside groups, the RNC drifted for several years. Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012 … Read more

Staff, Over 100 Cats And Dogs Escape From Top Floor Of Flooding Animal Shelter

The situation was looking dire Friday night for the people and more than 100The situation was looking dire Friday night for the people and more than 100 animals trapped inside a rapidly flooding North Carolina animal shelter in the wake of Hurricane Florence. UPDATE: Shelter manager Cassandra Tupaj just told me the shelter is waiting … Read more