During his encore, he appeared on stage wearing yellow Stars of David on the front and back of his blazer, like the yellow stars that Jewish people were forced to wear by Nazis during the Holocaust. Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray, and his ex-wife, Christie Brinkley, attended the concert, and showed their support via Instagram. "Now, THIS Is How You Do It! THAT’S MY POP!!! Proud Jewish New Yorker Through & Through!!!!! REPRESENT! STAND STRONG," Alexa Ray Joel wrote.
Anissa Weier, 15, one of two teens accused of stabbing Leutner 19 times, pleaded guilty Monday to attempted second-degree intentional homicide, party to a crime, with the use of a dangerous weapon as part of a plea deal.
Authorities in the Kansas City, Missouri, area have responded to at least 160 water rescues after heavy rains produced deadly flooding, officials said. Nearly 10 inches of rain fell in the Kansas City metro area overnight, drenching the roads, flooding rivers and stranding residents. At least one person has died because of the flooding, according to authorities.
President Donald Trump spoke Monday about his administration's Afghanistan strategy for the first time since taking office, and while there were some clear pronouncements, a number of details remain unknown to the public. Trump has repeatedly criticized the Obama administration for publicly revealing its plans in a number of different areas, including Afghanistan, so his decision to keep certain details under wraps comes as little surprise. Trump has previously been a vocal critic of the war in Afghanistan but he reiterated Monday that there are no immediate plans to withdraw.
The wife of Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin raised some eyebrows when she lashed out at a critic on Instagram before making her account private. Louise Linton, a Scottish actress, married Mnuchin in late June, and has been by his side for a number of work-related trips. In the photo, she is leaving a government plane, with Mnuchin close behind.
This Trump trip was a bust. German authorities arrested a father and his teenage son for allegedly carrying bags full of the psychedelic party drug ecstasy that featured President Donald Trump's likeness, police said in a statement. Five thousand orange tablets with an estimated street value of about $46,000 were seized and tagged as evidence in the northern German city of Osnabruck, according to a police statement.
Bodies of some of the 10 missing sailors have been found in flooded compartments of the USS John S. McCain, a Navy destroyer that collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore early Monday morning, the U.S. Navy said. Ten sailors have been missing since the collision, and the remains of some were found by divers performing recovery operations inside the ship, Adm. Scott Swift, the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, said in a statement. Remains that may belong to another sailor missing from the McCain were found by the Royal Malaysian Navy as it assisted the U.S. in waters east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, Swift said.
Defense Secretary James Mattis declined to say how many more troops will be deployed in Afghanistan after President Trump's announcement Monday night of his decision to continue the long-running U.S. military engagement there. Mattis said he and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will first put together a plan before announcing the number of additional forces. In June, Trump gave Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan.
President Donald Trump is headed west to Phoenix today to hold a campaign rally, amid lingering fallout from violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in one death. Trump's response to Charlottesville that "both sides" contributed to the violence was criticized for seeming to equate white supremacists and the counterprotesters.
The third episode of "Bachelor in Paradise" began with the understanding that Monday night would be the first rose ceremony of the new season. It was time for a shakeup and soon Adam, from Rachel Lindsay’s season of "The Bachelorette," arrived with a date card to charm the ladies. Kristina really likes Dean and Dean likes Kristina ... as long as it suits him.
It was as close as President Trump ever really gets to admitting he was wrong. It was only after intense meetings and behind-the-scenes wrangling with his "Cabinet and generals," he said, that he landed on a strategy that recommits American forces to the nation's longest-running war. "Our nation must seek an honorable and enduring outcome worthy of the tremendous sacrifices that have been made, especially the sacrifices of lives," Trump said.
Actor Tyrese Gibson just went through a three-hour surgery and had his two ladies right by his side the whole time. The "Fast & Furious" star didn't name his ailment but posted a picture in the hospital, with his daughter embracing him.
Firefighters rescued an infant from the wreckage of a collapsed building in Italy on Tuesday after a 4.0-magnitude quake ripped through the resort island of Ischia, killing at least two people and injuring dozens of others. Emergency officials were still working to save a third child, a young boy, who was still trapped under the home’s wreckage as of early Tuesday, Sky TG24 reported. Sky TG24 said the boy was trapped under a bed but was able to communicate with rescue workers through the rubble.
A key figure behind the so-called “dossier” featuring uncorroborated and salacious allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump’s ties to Russia will be questioned by investigators from the Senate Judiciary Committee today about the funding and sources for the document. During last year’s heated Republican primary race, Fusion GPS, a private research firm founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson, was initially paid about a million dollars by wealthy Republicans and then later worked for Democrats, all of whom wanted to dig up dirt on Trump and plant negative news stories, according to political operatives. Simpson, who will appear in a closed session on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, hired the former MI6 agent Christopher Steele to compile the now infamous “dossier,” which alleged that members of the Trump campaign had colluded with Russian agents to damage Hillary Clinton, Trump’s Democratic opponent.
More than 40 people were injured on Tuesday after a high-speed train made contact with an unoccupied parked train outside Philadelphia, according to official with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The collision happened just after midnight at a transportation terminal in Upper Darby, about 30 minutes west of Philadelphia, a SEPTA spokeswoman said. The spokeswoman did not specify how the trains made contact but said the collision involved two trains, including an inbound train on SEPTA's Norristown High Speed line.
Trump’s announcement tonight was a reversal of the position he held prior to his bid for the presidency, but the addition of U.S. troops in Afghanistan comes as he has demonstrated a willingness to engage militarily in the region. "My original instinct was to pull out, and historically I like following my instincts," Trump said this evening. “I think I heard a new Trump strategy, or a doctrine so to speak,” he said.