During a White House event honoring immigration officials, the president called on a Hispanic-American agent, noting that he "speaks perfect English."Officer's reaction »
The on-again, off-again boyfriend of Kiera Bergman, a missing Arizona teenager, has been arrested on charges unrelated to his girlfriend’s disappearance. Jon Christopher Clark, the last person known to have seen Bergman, has been arrested for 22 counts of aggravated identity theft and two counts of forgery, police said. When contacted by HuffPost, Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince Lewis said Clark’s arrest has nothing to do with Bergman’s disappearance.
President Trump compared the investigation of Robert Mueller (right) into Russian meddling in the 2016 election to the hunt for Communists in the U.S. government by Sen. Joseph McCarthy (center) in the 1950s. At the tail end of a Sunday morning tweet storm, President Trump compared Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election to Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s infamous hunt in the 1950s for Communists in the U.S. government. Trump called on his followers to study McCarthy, whose smear tactics and often baseless accusations of treason led to his censure in the Senate.
One woman, Lee Keum-seom, told CNN that she was seeing her son for the first time since he was 4 years old. ”(My family) in North Korea didn’t live long so I prayed for my son’s health,” she said. At 101 years old, Baik Seong-gu will finally meet his granddaughter, almost 70 years after being separated from his children during the Korean War.
A series of beautiful shots of divers swimming near sunken ships have emerged. Alex Voyer, 39, was sailing around the Caribbean on a 60-foot boat when he stopped for a dive. The images show amazing shipwrecks as free divers explore the seabed. Alex,
An investigation is being launched into claims that up to 10 British Second World War wrecks in Asia have been plundered for scrap metal. It comes after six wrecks, including Royal Navy battleships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse, were feared to have been damaged or destroyed by scavengers. Altogether the wrecks are thought to be the final resting place for hundreds of Royal Navy sailors and civilians.
China has arrested 26 suspects and retrieved almost 650 cultural relics stolen from an ancient burial site in northwestern Qinghai province, the Ministry of Public Security said on Sunday. China's official Xinhua news agency said experts believe many of the items recovered are of "tremendous historical value" as they show cultural interactions between the East and the West during the early days of the Tang Dynasty, which lasted from 619-907 A.D. The suspects are said to have illegally excavated items from the Dulan tombs, which lie along the ancient Silk Road, and subsequently arranged their sale. A police official speaking on China's state-run CCTV on Sunday said the criminals, two of whom were on the police's "most wanted" list, were asking for as much as 80 million yuan ($11.6 million) for their loot.
The plane was an "amateur built" and "experimental" Acroduster aircraft, according to registration records listed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Aerial footage from local media showed at least one vehicle had endured damage from the crash, as firefighters worked to clear the roadway from the plane’s debris. The plane struck two vehicles, causing a gash through the roof of one car, local media reported.
Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Sunday. The $380,000 payment was made to Jimmy Bennett, an actor and rock musician, who claimed Argento assaulted him in a California hotel room in 2013, according to the Times, which cited documents sent to the paper by an unidentified party. Bennett was two months past his 17th birthday at the time of the alleged encounter, while Argento was 37.
A man was struck and killed by lightning in Kings Park on Long Island, New York, on Saturday evening. The 32-year-old man was standing under a tree next to a boardwalk when the fatal lightning strike occurred, WABC reported. Police report that he was struck shortly before 7 p.m. EDT at Sunken Meadow State Park.
An anti-gay review on Yelp that called a restaurant in Dorchester, Massachusetts “absolutely disgusting and unacceptable” prompted other customers to voice their support for the cafe. The review of Zia Gianna Bakery and Caffe, owned by Nino Barbalace, has since been removed from Yelp.
Justin Bilton and his 70-year-old father barely escaped as the Howe Ridge Fire closed in on them in West Glacier, Montana.
Citing unnamed sources, the paper reported that investigators in New York are determining if Cohen, who is also being investigated for campaign finance violations, misrepresented his net worth to obtain the loans. Cohen, long known as Trump’s fixer, was one of the president’s closest allies for more than a decade until an investigation was opened earlier this year to determine if he had violated campaign finance laws by paying women who said they had affairs with Trump in exchange for their silence during the 2016 campaign.
District Attorney Michael Rourke declined to answer questions about the case Monday but said his office has three prosecutors working on it. Police first visited the family's house on Aug. 13, after a friend asked officers to check on Shanann Watts. With Christopher Watts' approval, police searched the house and found his wife's cellphone stuffed inside a couch.
The ambush came despite Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s announcement of a conditional cease-fire with the Taliban during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha this week. The fate of the abducted in Kunduz province — in an area that has recently fallen under Taliban control — was not immediately known and there was no statement from the insurgents. The Taliban have resurged in recent years, seizing entire districts across Afghanistan and regularly carrying out large-scale bombings and attacks that have killed scores of people.
Nobody was hurt in the attack, which President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman condemned as an attempt "to create chaos". The Turkish Foreign Ministry said it had increased security for the embassy and other U.S. missions and employees in Turkey. The assailants fired six bullets at an embassy security gate from a passing white vehicle around 0530 a.m. local time (0230 GMT), three bullets hitting an iron door and a window, the Ankara governor's office said.
In three weeks, on Monday, Sept. 10, prospective students and parents can explore the 2019 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings on usnews.com. In addition to the rankings, U.S. News will provide extensive statistical profiles for each school, a comprehensive college search and detailed explanations of the ranking methodologies. Users can sign up for the U.S. News College Compass to receive access to the My Fit custom ranking, additional data and other exclusive interactive tools.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is urging its followers to drop the use of the word "Mormon" to refer to the church or its members, according to new directives issued by its leader. Church president Russell Nelson, who has been visiting congregations in North America to explain the move, said Saturday in Montreal: "we're not changing names. "The Book of Mormon" is the religion's sacred text, and the name Mormon has been used to identify the church since it was established in 1830, although initially by outsiders as a derogatory term.
Environmental campaigners are suing the Trump administration for allegedly failing to protect the ocean habitat of a species of critically endangered killer whale. The Centre for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service, arguing it has left the last remaining southern resident killer whales at risk. The population of the imperilled orca species off the US west coast is at its lowest in more than 30 years, numbering just 75.
Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arm-in-arm with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that opposition critics said undermined the West's stance against Moscow. Photographs showed Kneissl, 53, smiling in a long white and cream "dirndl" dress and talking to Putin as they danced in a vineyard in southern Styria province, the venue of her wedding to entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger. Putin - who made a toast in German at the wedding, according to the Kremlin - was pictured listening to her intently.
The Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block II, or ESSM, is a new version of an existing Sea Sparrow weapons system currently protecting aircraft carriers, destroyers, cruisers, amphibious assault ships and other vessels against anti-ship missiles and other surface and airborne short-range threats to ships. China and Russia are Building Lots of Ship-Killer Missiles. The U.S. Navy and numerous NATO partners are firing a new, high-tech ship defense weapon that can identify, track and attack maneuvering anti-ship missiles with an active seeker enabling the missile to change course in flight, service officials said.
The president’s attorney, appearing on “Meet The Press,” continued to attack the credibility of Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump obstructed justice. “Look, I’m not going to be rushed into having [Trump] testify so that he gets trapped into perjury,” Giuliani told Todd. WATCH: Rudy Giuliani tells Chuck Todd that he doesn’t want President Trump to be caught in a perjury trap by speaking with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
A female employee opened fire at a Houston-area food distribution center early Monday, killing a company manager and wounding another worker, police said. The shooter, identified by police as Kristine Peralez, 38, was also killed in the attack, which happened around 2:30 a.m. at the Ben E. Keith facility in Missouri City, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) southwest of Houston. Police Chief Mike Berezin said the woman walked outside the warehouse after the shooting and was confronted by a responding officer.
An interview with the New York Times published on Thursday showed the sheer amount of hours he puts into his company, and HuffPost co-founder Arianna Huffington offered some advice to the CEO. On Friday, Huffington posted an open letter to Musk on Thrive Global, a company she founded and is the CEO of that has a mission to “end the stress and burnout epidemic.” She urged him to take a much-needed break from his 120-hour work weeks in order to work more efficiently in order to make his visions a reality. Dear Elon, please change the way you work to be more in line with the science around how humans are most effective: You need it, Tesla needs it and the world needs it.
Turkey has reversed its decision to ban a German journalist from leaving the country while she awaits trial on charges of being a member of a terrorist organization, the journalist said on her Twitter account on Monday. Mesale Tolu confirmed on her Twitter account German media reports that the travel ban Turkish authorities imposed since she was released from prison in December after eight months in detention had been suspended. "As a result of my lawyer's application, my ban on traveling abroad has been lifted," Tolu wrote on her Twitter account in Turkish.