Charles Brotman reenacts some of his announcing days, on Oct. 22, 2004. Charles Brotman, who announced every inaugural parade since President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s in 1957, was replaced by President Trump’s transition team this year.
When President Trump was delivering his inaugural address on Friday, WhiteHouse.gov was completely revamped, replacing Barack Obama’s policy pages with Trump’s own. A new petition calling on the Trump administration to immediately release the president’s tax returns was created almost immediately. During the campaign, Trump initially said he wanted to release his tax returns.
Some innocent observers, including two journalists, were improperly swept up in a group of 230 people arrested after self-described anti-capitalists began breaking windows in Washington on Inauguration Day, lawyers said. Light says he believes felony charges were an attempt by prosecutors to get leverage for plea bargains on lesser, misdemeanor offenses.
“The tsunami threat from this earthquake has now passed,” PTWC said. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Center also said that there is no tsunami threat to Australia, according to Bloomberg. UPDATE: 1:35 a.m. EST — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has updated its forecast to say that the tsunami threat following a powerful quake only applies to the coasts of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. The 7.9-magnitude earthquake had struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea at 4:30 a.m. UTC (11:30 p.m. EST), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The "ground halt", which the unit of United Continental Holdings Inc disclosed in a tweet at 8:06 pm ET and lifted about an hour later, follows a series of problems at United and other airlines last year. International flights were not affected, the Federal Aviation Administration said. United said it would waive change fees for passengers with a 'travel waiver' but passengers took their frustration to social media and the Chicago-based airline started responding to their tweets.
Hong Kong (AFP) - The dollar retreated against most peers Monday, with warnings of wild volatility ahead as Donald Trump began his presidency promising to put America first and attacking global trade deals.While trading floors are ravaged by uncertainty
China will prosecute the former mayor of the northern city of Tianjin for suspected graft, the state prosecutor said on Sunday, taking a step that will almost certainly result in his conviction. Dozens of senior people have been investigated or jailed since President Xi Jinping assumed power four years ago, vowing to root out corruption, warning, like others before, that the problem threatens the Communist Party's grip on power. The party announced in September the investigation into Huang Xingguo, who had been mayor of the important port city - about an hour from Beijing - since 2008.
According to the report, a full 15% of households with broadband connections have gone back to TV via antenna exclusively. “Pay-TV subscriptions have dropped each year since 2014, falling to 81% of U.S. broadband households in Q3 2016,” Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research with Parks Associates, said of the data. It’s important to note that many of the cord cutters are likely not relying solely on their local broadcasters for content, but are instead embracing streaming services in place of their traditional cable or satellite options.
Journalist and author George Krimsky, who covered Charles Manson's arrest, the Lebanese civil war and dissident activity in the Soviet Union and co-founded a center for international journalists, has died at age 75. Krimsky, who lived in Washington, died Friday after a yearlong battle with lung cancer, his family said Saturday. Krimsky grew up in New York, California and Connecticut, where he graduated in 1960 from The Gunnery prep school.
Seven suspected Al-Qaeda members have been killed in drone strikes in central Yemen that were probably carried out by US forces, security sources said on Sunday. A security official, asking not to be identified, said three "armed fighters of Al-Qaeda" died when their vehicle was struck on Saturday in the Sawmaa region of Al-Bayda province. Another drone strike on Saturday in the same region killed three suspected jihadists who were riding a motorcycle, and on Friday a drone strike killed a local military instructor for Al-Qaeda in the same province, another security source said.
One of the highest profile court cases on state laws requiring voters to have photo IDs — a case now awaiting the Supreme Court’s reaction — may be affected in a major way by the opening of the Trump Administration on Friday. Within hours after President Trump was sworn in, the Justice Department asked for — and got — a month-long delay of a crucial hearing that had been set for next Tuesday before a federal trial judge in Corpus Christi on a broad constitutional issue surrounding the Texas law. Although that development might not directly affect what the Supreme Court does with the phase of the case now pending before the Justices, the Court almost certainly will be notified quickly of the changed situation in the lower court, and that could have an immediate impact.
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An Australian scuba diver survived after a bull shark mauled him near the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland on Saturday. According to local reports, the man suffered injuries to his hand, chest and stomach after being aggressively attacked by the shark that resulted in significant blood loss. David Cameron, a flight paramedic with Queensland Ambulance Service, said that the victim was free diving with a friend east of Murray Island in the Torres Strait when the bull shark attacked from behind.
Following the march in New York City, protesters left behind thousands of signs around Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower. Many signs left near a construction site were taken home by admirers as souvenirs. One group of placards was made into an art installation
By Harry Pearl SYDNEY (Reuters) - Relatives of victims onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Sunday they plan to deliver personal letters to Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai while he visits Australia, urging him to resume the search for the missing jet. Liow held informal talks with Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester in the Western Australian capital of Perth on Sunday, Chester’s office said, five days after the two ministers and their Chinese counterpart suspended a three-year hunt for the plane. Chester and Liow will welcome the search vessel, Fugro Equator, back to Fremantle on Monday, putting an end to a recovery operation that has scoured a 120,000-sq-km (46,000-sq-mile) area of the Indian Ocean sea floor.
When Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States, many people in the sports world reacted harshly. Perhaps chief among them, though, was San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Popovich unleashed a tirade in the aftermath that included the fact that he was “sick to (his) stomach” and, as of Saturday evening, it appears that his feelings, if anything, have intensified.
Baltimore Police arrested a man who allegedly stole a car with two young children inside, according to reports. John Bowling, 37, is facing kidnapping charges and auto theft charges after he allegedly stole a mother’s car with her 4-year -old and 19-month-old in the backseat while she was unloading groceries on Thursday. Police immediately issued an Amber Alert for the two children who were eventually found a few blocks away within an hour, according to reports.
The street looks as if it was hit by an earthquake and the bombed-out building in a former rebel-held northeastern neighborhood of Aleppo is deserted — except for the second-floor apartment where Abdul-Hamid Khatib and his family are staying. Khatib and his family are the only occupants of the six-story building and they keep its main gate locked with a metal chain, fearing looters. At least this is our house and no one will ask us to leave," said Hasnaa, Khatib's wife.
Members of the Syrian opposition delegation arrived Sunday in the Kazakh capital Astana for face-to-face peace talks with the war-torn nation's government. The talks, set to begin on Monday, will be the first time a delegation composed exclusively of rebel groups will negotiate with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Chief opposition negotiator Mohammad Alloush flew into Astana on Sunday morning, according to an AFP correspondent who saw the delegation arrive.
The British government was accused on Sunday of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system. Prime Minister Theresa May refused to say whether she knew about the reported malfunction of an unarmed missile when she urged MPs to support updating the Trident nuclear system. "There was a major panic at the highest level of government and the military after the first test of our nuclear deterrent in four years ended in disastrous failure," the source told the paper.
Animal defense activists challenge police ahead of a bullfight, the first such event in four years, outside the Santamaria bullring in Bogotá, Colombia; thousands of refugees seek shelter from the European winter in warehouses and buildings near the railway
This Saturday, the Powerball jackpot reached an estimated $153 million and the number continues to grow as there were no winners. The winning numbers for Jan. 21 were 23-25-45-52-67 with the Powerball of 02. According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game, 75 percent of winning tickets are selected when the numbers are picked by a computer.
With 2017 in full swing, we’re already starting to see a noticeable uptick in the number of iPhone 8 rumors coming through the pipeline. Just a few days ago, a report surfaced indicating that Apple’s next-gen iPhone may include an advanced form of facial recognition technology, capable of even discerning specific emotional states. Bolstering this report is a new research note from reputed analyst Ming Chi-Kuo who sheds even more light on Apple’s upcoming smartphone plans.
The Women’s March on Saturday began as a small protest organized on Facebook, scheduled, not coincidentally, for the day after the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. In Washington, where organizers and local officials estimated there were 500,000 in attendance, women and men had their own reasons for marching (or, rather, rallying for hours and then taking to the streets — there were too many in attendance to use the pre-planned route).
On January 21, Madonna addressed the crowd at the Women's March on Washington, saying "We cannot fall into despair."