India's Baba Raghav Das hospital, a public facility in the state of Uttar Pradesh, has come under scrutiny after some 60 children died in its care over the course of just five days.
The hospital chief has been suspended amid allegations that many of the deaths stem from a shortage of oxygen supplies due to mismanagement and unpaid bills. Hospital staff and patients' families frantically attempted to provide manual oxygen support, but in many cases they were unsuccessful.
"We will know — whether it was because of an oxygen shortage or due to a lack of proper treatment," promised top local official Yogi Adityanath. "Those found guilty will not be spared." Bonnie Kristian
CNN's Anderson Cooper blasts Trump for one of history's 'most disgraceful performances by an American president'
He may not have been on camera, but Anderson Cooper couldn't hide his displeasure with Monday's U.S.-Russia meeting.
The second President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shook hands after a post-summit press conference, the CNN anchor slammed the American president. "You have been watching perhaps one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader that I've ever seen," Cooper declared.
Anderson Cooper cold blooded. pic.twitter.com/dvrF1junfK
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) July 16, 2018
Cooper's harsh words came in response to a joint press conference with Putin and Trump, held Monday after the two leaders held a closed-door meeting. Both Trump and Putin disputed claims of Russian meddling in American elections during the conference, with Putin vehemently denying interference in 2016 and Trump refusing to believe American intelligence over Putin. Instead of holding Putin accountable for alleged interference, Trump pivoted to his favorite topic: Hillary Clinton's emails.
Cooper called out Trump for fixating on this one topic, "like in Rain Man," where Dustin Hoffman plays the title character with autism.
Anderson Cooper compares Donald Trump’s obsessive rambling about Hillary Clinton’s emails to “Rain Man.” pic.twitter.com/LAkkGnmFXK
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) July 16, 2018
President Trump has already faced no shortage of criticism over his handling of the meeting and joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, but former CIA Director John Brennan had one of the sharpest denunciations of all.
Brennan called Trump's behavior "nothing short of treasonous" and called for Republicans to address the president's "imbecilic" comments. The GOP criticism has begun to roll in, with some lawmakers agreeing with Brennan's assessment that Trump was wrong to defend Russia. Summer Meza
Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) July 16, 2018
The world has come to refer to her as the Notorious R.B.G. But before Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gained such notoriety, she was just a lawyer from Brooklyn fighting for women's rights.
It's her quest as a firebrand young lawyer that powers On the Basis of Sex, the latest depiction of Ginsburg on the big screen. Oscar-nominated Felicity Jones channels Ginsburg's fierce determination in the film, directed by Mimi Leder. The biopic focuses on the young lawyer teaming up with her husband, Martin D. Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), to bring a historic gender discrimination case before the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Jones is also accompanied by Kathy Bates, Justin Theroux, and Sam Waterston in the historical flick. The new drama arrives just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ginsburg's appointment to the high court by former President Bill Clinton, and serves as a companion to the documentary RBG, which was released in May.
This is Leder's first feature film in almost 10 years, reports IndieWire. She is best known for The Peacemaker and Deep Impact, but most recently for working as the executive producer on HBO's hit show The Leftovers, alongside Theroux.
On the Basis of Sex is set to hit theaters Dec. 25. Watch the full trailer below. Amari Pollard
AP's Jon Lemire directly asked Trump whether he believes Putin over U.S. intelligence. Watch Trump's stunning dodge.
President Trump was asked a very straightforward question about Russia's interference in the 2016 election. His response was essentially: "But what about Hillary's emails?"
Jonathan Lemire, an Associated Press reporter, reminded Trump at his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that the entire U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russia meddled in the election. Putin has repeatedly denied such actions.
"Who do you believe?" Lemire asked Trump. "Would you now, with the whole world watching, tell President Putin, would you denounce what happened in 2016, and would you warn him to never do it again?"
Trump immediately dodged, changing the topic without denouncing Russia or even acknowledging any misconduct. "You have groups that are wondering why the FBI never took the server," he said, referring to the Democratic National Committee's server that was hacked. "I've been wondering that, I've been asking that for months and months." Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian agents in connection to the hacking last week.
Trump said that while U.S. officials have shown him that Russia interfered with election systems, Putin has said "it's not Russia" who meddled. "I will say this, I don't see any reason why it would be [Russia]," said Trump, continuing to emphasize the importance of the DNC servers. "What happened to Hillary Clinton's emails?" he said, calling it a "disgrace" that her emails went missing. He said Putin was "extremely strong and powerful in his denial today" — so apparently, that's that. Watch Trump's non-answer below, via CNN. Summer Meza
Asked if he believes US intel agencies or Putin about Russia's interference in the 2016 election, Trump immediately starts pushing debunked DNC & Hillary conspiracy theories.
"I don't see any reason why it would be" Russia, Trump says, affirming he believes Putin's denials. pic.twitter.com/uciAoRxbxA
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 16, 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin has a message for the Department of Justice: We didn't do it.
The leader definitively slammed accusations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election — and any election — during a press conference alongside President Trump, following the two men's closed-door meeting Monday. Russia "has never interfered and is not going to interfere into internal American affairs, including election processes," Putin claimed.
JUST IN: Vladimir Putin says Pres. Trump mentioned Russia's "so-called interference" into U.S. elections, says he reiterated "the Russian state has never interfered and is not going to interfere into internal Americans affairs, including election processes." pic.twitter.com/byKxzo4LOo
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) July 16, 2018
That's a slightly different message than the U.S. delivered Friday, when Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe indicted 12 Russian agents on charges related to interference in the election. Trump barely mentioned the charges before Monday's meeting, but revealed during the press conference that the two leaders did at least bring up the subject. Putin apparently "feels very strongly" about election meddling and has an "interesting idea" about it, Trump said.
— Bloomberg (@business) July 16, 2018
Putin and Trump went on to question interference allegations as the conference continued. Putin welcomed Mueller's team to witness Russia's own interrogations of interference suspects, while Trump maintained his ongoing denial of any collusion, notably refusing to caution Putin against potential future interference because he "doesn't see any reason why" Russia would've meddled in the 2016 election anyway. Kathryn Krawczyk
President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than two hours Monday, in a closed-door summit that will produce no historical record. After their meeting, the two men emerged for a joint press conference, where Putin once again claimed that Russia did not interfere in America's 2016 presidential election — a claim that defies the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russian election meddling and whether there was any collusion by the Trump campaign with those efforts, has indicted multiple Russian entities and individuals for unlawful interference. But during the Monday presser, Trump took the opportunity to once again side with Putin over American intelligence, casting doubt on Russia's culpability by saying "both countries" were "responsible" for their fraught relations.
Trump then went a step further, attacking the Mueller probe while standing side-by-side with Putin. "The probe is a disaster for our country. it's kept us apart. It's kept us separated," Trump said. "There was no collusion. Everybody knows it." For good measure, Trump then cited his Electoral College victory in the 2016 race, noting that he ran a "brilliant campaign" and that's why he won "by a lot."
Putin, for his part, called the allegations of collusion "nonsense." "Could you name a single fact that definitively proves the collusion?" he asked. He later acknowledged outright that he "wanted" Trump to win the 2016 election. Kimberly Alters
Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks the U.S. and Russia should work together on cybersecurity issues.
Following his meeting with President Trump on Monday, Putin commented on Russia's interference in the 2016 election. At a joint press conference, Putin said that Russia, of all countries, "favors the continued cooperation in counterterrorism and maintaining cybersecurity" on the world stage.
He also said that Trump brought up "the so-called interference of Russia with the American elections" during their closed-door meeting. "The Russian state has never interfered and is not going to interfere into internal American affairs, including the election process," claimed Putin. He admitted that U.S. and Russian "postures don't always dovetail," but called for collaboration to restore the relationship, which he said was tense for "no solid reason." The Russian president said that the two nations could work together on establishing peace in Syria, in addition to cybersecurity efforts, as a way to meet halfway and work on mutual interests.
Trump said that he and Putin "spent a great deal of time talking about" Russian interference in the election and cybersecurity issues. "President Putin may very well want to address it and very strongly, because he feels very strongly about it, and he has an interesting idea," said Trump, not clarifying whether he accepted Putin's denial and not elaborating on Putin's "idea." The two leaders did not indicate any specific way in which they had considered collaborating on solving cybersecurity concerns. Summer Meza