GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski confirms Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called her after she voted against a health bill. He reportedly threatened retribution against the state.Senator's potential leverage »
White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci called into CNN’s “New Day” early Thursday to explain his cryptic tweet that reportedly suggested he wants the FBI to investigate White House chief of staff Reince Priebus for the “leak” of Scaramucci’s financial disclosure form. “In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony, I will be contacting @FBI and the @JusticeDept #swamp @Reince45,” Scaramucci tweeted late Wednesday night after the document was published by Politico. Scaramucci later deleted the tweet.
In the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, the Minneapolis Police Department announced new bodycam policies for officers.
John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, quickly announced their opposition Wednesday to President Trump’s Twitter announcement that the U.S. military would not “accept or allow” transgender military service members. “Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving,” McCain wrote. McCain chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee and is widely hailed for his service in the Vietnam War, during which he was tortured and held captive for more than five years.
Obdulia Sanchez allegedly kept livestreaming on Instagram after the accident even as her sister lay dying; she pleaded not guilty to charges including manslaughter while intoxicated.
One British diver was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of the ocean’s most elusive sharks—the megamouth. Penny Bielich was diving at Gili Lawa Laut on Indonesia’s Komodo Island when she saw the creature and captured it on video. The mysterious looking mammoth shark can be seen swimming shockingly close to the camera in a video uploaded to YouTube Wednesday.
The U.S. State Department is warning tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or substandard alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2tDONss ) recently reported about travelers becoming sick after drinking alcohol at Mexican resorts. In January, a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman vacationing in Mexico with her family died after she was pulled from a resort pool.
At least one person was killed and five critically injured after a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair.
By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother's alleged sexual assault of another girl. The Supreme Court also requested a report on the case, which echoed a notorious case from 2002 in which another teenager was gang-raped on a local council's order. "A total of 29 people were involved in this ghastly crime, and we have 25 of them in our custody," Multan City Police Officer Ahsan Younus told Reuters by telephone on Thursday.
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are scaling down their ambitions to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, instead hoping they can get 50 of their members to vote for the plan that faces the least resistance within their caucus: a so-called skinny repeal of just a handful of aspects of current law. Republicans are aiming for the “lowest common denominator” that can get 50 votes, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said in a CNBC interview Wednesday. “What gets us to 50 votes so that we can move forward on a health care reform legislation, … that’s what needs to happen,” Price said.
Police in Florida have tracked down a missing woman with dementia by using a sniffer dog to follow her scent, which had been bottled and preserved years earlier. Citrus County Sheriff's Office said the elderly woman, who has not been identified, had used a specialist “scent preservation kit” in 2015. Paul Coley, who came up with the idea after a career as a dog handler in the FBI, claims it can then hold someone’s characteristic odour for up to 10 years if stored under the right conditions.
Controversy over a new cross-border rail link which will see mainland laws enforced in a Hong Kong train station escalated Thursday after the justice chief likened China to the city's "landlord". It comes at a time when fears are worsening that Hong Kong's freedoms are under threat from an increasingly assertive Beijing. The high-speed rail line between Hong Kong and the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, 80 miles away, is due to open in 2018.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders threatened to shut down Wednesday’s press briefing after too many reporters asked for details on President Trump’s new policy banning transgender Americans from serving in the military. Sanders had few details on the policy, which Trump announced in a series of tweets earlier in the day. “As I’ve said before and I’ll try to make this clear, this was a military decision, this was about military readiness, this was about unit cohesion, this was about resources within the military, and nothing more,” said Sanders.
A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday. A police harbor unit recovered the body of 65-year-old Sheila Abdus-Salaam in April after she was reported missing. Abdus-Salaam was the first black woman on New York state's highest court.
More than ten villages in central Portugal have been evacuated as forest fires rage in the provinces of Castelo Branco and Santarem. Almost 5,000 firefighters supported by water-dropping aircraft are deployed across central and northern areas of Portugal
A Snapchat video showing three women getting killed in a car crash in Bethel Park in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has surfaced online. About 20 seconds into the video, one of the victims — Bianca Herwig — is joined by Paige Smith and Brooke Molner in an SUV as they make their way to a bar. Having no designated driver or a paid transport, the three got back into the vehicle after consuming shots of alcohol.
Authorities and friends say two Utah couples leaving on vacation were killed when their small plane crashed on a highway. The Utah Department of Public Safety says those killed in the Wednesday crash were 48-year-old Layne Clarke and his 42-year-old wife, Diana Clarke, and 45-year-old Perry Huffaker and his 42-year-old wife, Sarah Huffaker. Friend Jeff Henderson says Layne Clarke was piloting the Beech A36 Bonanza as the two couples departed for a trip.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine made the announcement while revealing police video that captured the altercation officers Scotty Payne and Ryan McClarty had with 29-year-old Zachary Bearheels at an Omaha convenience store. Police cruiser video shows Payne using a stun gun to shock Bearheels and McClarty punching Bearheels.
The Republican-run Senate has rejected a GOP proposal to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law and give Congress two years to devise a replacement.
DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an action the United States said breaches a U.N. Security Council resolution because of its potential use in ballistic missile development. Iranian state television showed footage of the firing of the rocket, mounted on a launchpad carrying pictures of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, and Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The rocket launch violated United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Thursday.
Oil field services giant Halliburton will pay nearly $30 million to resolve allegations of bribery in Angola, US regulators announced Thursday. Former Halliburton vice president Jeannot Lorenz also agreed to pay a $75,000 fine for falsifying the company's books and circumventing internal controls, the Securities and Exchange Commission said in a statement. Lorenz steered $13 million in contracts to a local company owned by a former Halliburton employee with ties to an official at the Angolan state oil company Sonangol.
The abrupt ban on transgender people serving in the US military was announced by the US President on Twitter. At least one openly transgender member of the military has vowed to keep serving despite the ban. “I would like to see them try to kick me out of my military,” Staff Sergeant Logan Ireland, of the Air Force, told the Air Force Times.
Yesterday, Ford finally released some key specs for the 2018 Mustang and we were impressed. The GT gets 460 horsepower and sprints to 60 mph in under four seconds, but Ford didn't announce how much it'd cost. Today, the 2018 Mustang configurator just went live on Ford's website, and with it, pricing.
Outdoor recreation industry leaders aren't going quietly as they stage their last trade show in Utah before moving it to Colorado. As they said goodbye and thank you Wednesday to Salt Lake City for hosting the expo for two decades, some industry leaders also criticized Utah's Republican leaders for their hard-line opposition to a new national monument and for their efforts to seize control of federal lands. Several heavy-hitters in the industry spoke at the start of the show, saying the decision to relocate to Denver is part of their effort to flex the industry's collective power and support preservation of public lands.
For the last two years, big cable TV companies have been charging a “Broadcast TV Fee” which, in every way, is already a bunch of bullshit. It’s not a regulatory fee: it’s just the cable companies charging extra for the cost of delivering channels to your TV, which is exactly what you’re paying for with your monthly fees anyway. Anyway, in case that didn’t already hurt enough, Spectrum (which is also Charter, Time Warner Cable and Bright House) has raised its bullshit fee that little bit more.
The recent completion of our long-term tests of both the Ford Mustang GT and the Chevrolet Camaro SS left a void in our pony-car stable. To fill that emptiness, we wrangled a back-to-back 10Best Cars winner and Blue Oval thoroughbred, the Ford Mustang