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Russians will head to the polls on Sunday to determine Russia’s next president, even though the results are already about 99.9 percent certain. Incumbent Vladimir Putin will unquestionably win a fourth term in office. It’s no secret that Putin enjoys significant popular support across Russia.
NBC News’ Richard Engel took an exclusive trip inside Eastern Syria with U.S. Special Forces Gen. Jonathan Braga, who said troops would be ready for another attack.
Hillary Clinton required brief medical attention this week after suffering a minor head injury during her trip to India. The former Democratic presidential candidate was treated at Goyal Hospital in Jodhpur on Wednesday, according to institution CEO Suresh Goyal. According to the Times of India, Clinton fractured her hand when she slipped in the bathtub at a luxury hotel.
The incident centers around Zinke’s tone-deaf reaction to Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), whose grandfathers were incarcerated by the U.S. government during World War II for their Japanese heritage. “My grandfather was born in Hawaii and is a citizen by birth,” Hanabusa noted during the hearing.
The California Highway Patrol stated that the boulder was purposely moved and thrown from the overpass.
Attorneys for a Mexican man acquitted of murder in a San Francisco shooting that helped fuel the U.S. immigration debate are pressing for documents to help them argue that his U.S. gun charges are vindictive. Federal prosecutors charged Jose Ines Garcia Zarate with two counts of illegal gun possession in November after jurors in state court found him not guilty of the 2015 killing of Kate Steinle on a popular pier. Under San Francisco's "sanctuary city" policy, the sheriff's department released Garcia Zarate from jail several weeks before the shooting despite a federal request to detain him until immigration authorities could take him into custody.
TOP STORIES(Get this roundup directly in your inbox each weekday ― sign up for The Morning Email here.)TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BLAMES RUSSIA FOR CYBERATTACKS ON ELECTRICITY GRID “Beginning in March 2016, or possibly earlier, Russian government hackers sought
A Russian plane loaded with precious metals lost its glittering cargo on take-off Thursday, scattering the runway with gold and silver. The Antonov plane was taking off after refuelling in an airport at Yakutsk in Siberia when its cargo door flew open - dropping nearly 200 bars from the Kupol gold mine in the remote Chukotka region, investigators said. The cargo of bars of concentrated ore used to transport the precious metals weighed 9.3 tonnes.
A chairlift at a ski resort in the country of Georgia malfunctioned on Friday, causing panic and chaos as passengers were hurled from their seats at high speeds. Onlookers posted videos of the violent scene as the incident unfolded at the Gudauri Ski Resort, located in the south-facing area of the Greater Caucus Mountain Range. During the malfunction, the chairlift traveled in reverse at a high speed, whipping carriers around the terminal and hurling skiers from their seats.
Seven US troops were killed when their helicopter crashed during a transport mission in western Iraq, a defense official told AFP Friday. The Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk chopper was on a routine troop transport operation Thursday flying from Iraq to Syria when it went down, the official said. An accompanying US helicopter reported the crash and a quick reaction force comprised of Iraqi Security Forces and US-led coalition members secured the scene.
Rep. Eric Swalwell talks with Rachel Maddow about evidence House Intel Democrats say they've seen that shows the Trump Organization negotiating a deal with a sanctioned Russian bank during the election season.
Firefighters say an explosion occurred at a chemical plant in Hood County, Texas. One person was missing and another was badly injured in the blast.
After Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) appeared to explain the value of so-called “enhanced interrogation” tactics to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) this week, McCain’s daughter Meghan stepped in. “My father doesn’t need torture explained to him,” Meghan McCain tweeted at Cheney on Thursday. The senator had tweeted earlier in the week in response to news that President Donald Trump had nominated CIA deputy director Gina Haspel to lead the agency. Haspel was reportedly involved in a controversial CIA program in the early 2000s that involved torturing detainees.
A man known as the "stocking strangler" was executed Thursday for the rape-slayings of three older women in attacks that terrorized a Georgia city four decades ago. Carlton Gary, 67, was put to death by injection of compounded pentobarbital, a barbiturate, at the state prison in Jackson. Strapped to a gurney with his eyes closed, Gary didn't respond when Warden Eric Sellers asked if he wished to make a final statement or have a prayer recited.
Senior White House adviser and first family member Ivanka Trump is scheduled to meet South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha when she visits the U.S. following Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's abrupt Trump administration ouster. The personnel changes for this meeting come after Ivanka Trump attended the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic games in February. Kang Kyung-wha and President Trump's eldest daughter were photographed together at the games while observing the competition and snapping photos with athletes.
In a statement to the magazine, Cooper said, “Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. In October, Cooper and Maisani spoke with Town & Country magazine about their growing art collection.
Homicide detectives opened an investigation on Friday into the collapse of a new footbridge that killed at least six people at Miami’s Florida International University (FIU), as questions began to swirl about the companies behind the structure’s controversial design and construction. Juan Perez, the director of Miami-Dade police department, said criminal charges were possible once exhaustive inquiries by his detectives and state and federal authorities were complete.
Fox News host Sean Hannity ripped colleague Shepard Smith on Friday after Smith said that people working on Fox News “opinion” programs say whatever they want and provide “entertainment,” not news. Smith’s comments in an interview with Time Magazine published
A man who claimed he dug up and cremated the body of missing teenager Natalee Holloway to help his murder suspect friend has himself been killed while attempting to kidnap a woman, police have revealed. The violent death of John Ludwick is the latest strange development in the hunt for Natalee, who was last seen getting into a car after leaving a nightclub at 1.30am on May 30 2005, the day she was due to fly home from a high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba. Dutchman Joran van der Sloot remains the prime suspect in the case, but has never been charged with Natalee’s murder or disappearance.
A Kansas family says United Airlines mistakenly flew their German shepherd to Japan in another black eye for the air carrier. United paid for Swindle and her children to stay at a hotel near the airport Tuesday night while the issue was sorted.
A Ukrainian lawmaker once hailed as a hero and a symbol of resistance against Russia, has been accused of plotting a terrorist attack against the Kiev parliament, authorities said Thursday. Ukraine's General Prosecutor Yury Lutsenko told lawmakers in parliament an investigation had "indisputable evidence" that Nadiya Savchenko planned a "terror attack" on parliament. Parliament on Thursday voted to expel Savchenko from its national security and defence committee.
The official news alert announcing that world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking had died at age 76 popped up on my phone Wednesday, just a few minutes after I first heard about his death. Moments later, my social media feeds were inundated with odes and exaltations to the man who undoubtedly changed the face of physics. The first image I saw was a cartoon by artist Mitchell Toy.
Talk of peace dominated the 50th anniversary commemoration of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, but among the hundreds in the audience were survivors and a former U.S. Army photographer whose gruesome images galvanized anti-war opinion. Friday's memorial events were held at the site of the 1968 massacre by American troops of 504 unarmed Vietnamese villagers, mostly women, children and elderly men.
By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa, angering China, which views the self-ruled island as a wayward province. The bill, which is non-binding, would have gone into effect on Saturday morning, even if Trump had not signed it, said the White House. The move adds to strains between the two countries over trade, as Trump has enacted tariffs and called for China to reduce its huge trade imbalance with the United States, even while Washington has leaned on Beijing to help resolve tensions with North Korea.