President Donald Trump began his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday with a lengthy rant railing against what he dubbed the “fake news.” After weeks of bad headlines, Trump suggested the “dishonest media” falsified stories about issues in his administration by using made-up sources. It’s fake! Phony! Fake!” Trump said. Trump often used the media as a foil during his presidential campaign last year.
British politician Nigel Farage heralded 2016 as the beginning of global populist revolution during a speech Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. In a speech titled “Brexit and What it Means for the World,” Farage, the former leader of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP), said that future schoolchildren would study 2016 as the dawn of a new political era — ushered in by the so-called Brexit referendum in the U.K. and the election of President Trump in the U.S. “There is one year that every schoolchild will know, and that year is the year of 2016, because in 2016 we witnessed the beginning of a global political revolution and it’s one that is not going to stop.
Despite its push for a federal framework of autonomous vehicle testing laws, General Motors is still working with states to draft rules governing which companies should be legally allowed to test self-driving cars on public roads. Several states are considering copying Michigans SAVE Act, a set of legislation that would allow car manufacturers to test autonomous technology in the state using fleets of on-demand, self-driving cars. GM is a proponent of the SAVE Act, and provided help drafting the language of Michigans bill last year.
The United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along with former president Otto Pérez Molina, who has also been arrested and is awaiting trial.
When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera. Armed with a video camera and a thorough knowledge of her legal rights, the 53-year-old self-described citizen journalist has made it her mission to promote transparency in local government. Tisdale goes to city council meetings, county commission meetings and events where politicians are speaking.
Before Mercedes pulls the trigger on the X-Classthe mid-sized pickup it intends to build soon enoughthe German automaker is doing its due diligence on the truck in the U.S. According to Automotive News, Volker Mornhinweg, divisional head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, mentioned that Mercedes is "looking closely at growing demand" for mid-size pickups in the U.S. in order to determine whether the X-Class would make a viable business case in the American market. Historically, we Americans have preferred our pickups full-sized, an assumption that has deterred Mercedes from inserting its Nissan-based pickup into our market. In recent years, though, Americans have been scooping up mid-sized pickups left and right, and Mercedes has taken notice.
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Iraqi security forces transfer displaced Iraqis who fled their homes during fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq; supporters of the ruling AK Party wave Turkish flags during a campaign meeting
Remodeling a bathroom is messy and expensive, about $9,300, on average, according to HomeAdvisor.com. Depending on the size of your bathroom, you may want to paint it a lighter color to open it up or a darker color to add intimacy, according to the Paint Quality Institute. Here are some pointers from our pros, plus some top mildew-resistant paints from our interior paint tests.
Through a successful GoFundMe campaign started by the Benicia Police Department that raised more than $40,000 over the last four months, Jourdan Duncan, 18, was able to buy a used Volkswagen Passat to get to his job as a packaging line worker. "Every chance we get to help somebody out we try to do it," Keffer said.
Israel's army dispersed dozens of Lebanese demonstrators Saturday after they crossed the border protesting against the alleged installation of spying equipment in their village, the Israeli army and media said. "Dozens of people gathered at the border between Lebanon and Israel," a military spokeswoman said. "Upon the group crossing of the international border, IDF forces fired dispersal means in order to disperse the gathering and prevent further infiltration into Israeli territory," she said, adding there were no casualties.
Former President Barack Obama was spotted Friday afternoon at a downtown Starbucks store in New York City. Obama, who recently returned from a vacation where he went kite surfing with Richard Branson, was spotted leaving an office building with a coffee in his hand and was seen walking toward his vehicle. Allan Smith from Business Insider captured a video of Obama walking toward his vehicle. The purpose of Obama's visit to New York was not immediately clear.
In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help. Hours later, the 51-year-old former air traffic controller reportedly told a bartender in another town that he needed a place to hide because he had just killed two Middle Eastern men. In India, the father of one of the wounded men called Wednesday's attack in the Kansas City suburbs a hate crime, but authorities on Friday declined to discuss a motive as they investigated.
Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal. The pipeline operator is rushing to complete construction and says oil could flow within 10 days. "This was beautiful North Dakota prairie in a sensitive watershed area," Gov. Doug Burgum said of the square-mile protest camp at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers.
With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, new smartphones are about to start launching in droves. LG, Motorola, HTC and even Nokia are all expected to bring unreleased handsets to the show in Spain this weekend, but if you don’t care about having the latest tech or just want to save a few hundred dollars, you might want to check out AT&T’s brand new buy one, get one free deal instead. Starting on Friday, February 24th, AT&T is offering customers the chance to buy one of four popular smartphones on an AT&T Next or AT&T Next Every Year plan and receive a second phone for free.
A "ring of fire" eclipse will be visible from the Southern Hemisphere on Sunday morning, although anyone can catch the spectacle live via the space site Slooh.com. Sunday's solar phenomenon is known as an annular eclipse.
By Philimon Bulawayo MATOBO, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Saturday he would not impose his successor and that if the ruling ZANU-PF party felt he should retire, it would hold an extraordinary congress to choose a new leader. The world's oldest leader, who turned 93 this week, has maintained a tight grip on power in Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. Mugabe was joined by thousands of supporters to celebrate his birthday at a school in Matobo just outside the second biggest city Bulawayo, and a short distance from the grave of colonialist Cecil John Rhodes.
Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely 2 pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she too would soon be gone. Horn was among thousands of premature babies who were treated in the early 20th century by Dr. Martin Couney.
An arrest has been reported in the disappearance of a Georgia beauty queen, the latest development in a cold case that has left authorities baffled for more than a decade. Ryan Alexander Duke, 33, was taken into custody this week and charged with the slaying of pageant winner Tara Grinstead, who vanished without a trace from her home in the small town of Ocilla. Grinstead was 30 at the time of her disappearance and was the three-time winner of a local beauty contest.
The UN struggled on Friday to get a new round of Syrian peace talks off the ground, but with few signs of progress as dozens more civilian deaths underlined the scale of the challenge. The UN's Syria envoy, who brought rival regime and opposition delegates symbolically together late Thursday, held separate meetings with them Friday to hammer out the talks' format. "We discussed issues relating to the format of the talks exclusively," said Syrian regime delegation chief Bashar al-Jaafari after meeting de Mistura.
Francois Fillon, the conservative candidate in France's presidential election, will face a probe by investigating magistrates into claims he gave members of his family fake jobs, prosecutors said. Fillon, one of the frontrunners in the presidential race, will be investigated for alleged embezzlement of public funds and misappropriation of corporate assets, prosecutors said in a statement. The 62-year-old former prime minister has not been charged at this point, but under French law investigating magistrates can decide to bring charges.
The Islamic State group will be called ISIS under President Donald Trump's administration, rejecting former President Barack Obama's preference for referring to the militants as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a Feb. 12 memo that using the term ISIS to refer to the terrorist group, which has occupied large swathes of areas in Iraq and Syria, will create consistency, the Washington Post reported Friday. While addressing the nation in his speech on terrorism in late 2016, Obama referred to the group as “ISIL” rather than the more commonly used “ISIS.” At the time, Trump said Obama should not have referred to the extremist group as ISIL.
An intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a Tampa-area mosque early Friday, investigators said. Fire investigators responded at around 2 a.m. After gathering evidence, they determined the fire was intentionally set. "It is worrisome that our community has fallen victim of what appears to be another hate crime," said Wilfredo Amr Ruiz, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Florida.
Some day, every smartphone in the world will be able to access Amazon’s awesome virtual personal assistant Alexa. For now, however, Alexa is only baked into one Android phone. You can complain about it and use some lesser AI assistant, or you can grab
The 2018 Toyota Tundra will become the first pickup truck with automatic emergency braking as a standard feature. Toyota also announced that the pickup and the Sequoia SUV will have as a standard feature the automaker's suite of advanced safety systems, which it calls Toyota Safety Sense-P. Along with automatic emergency braking, it has forward-collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. Automakers are making significant progress deploying advanced safety features, a shift that Consumer Reports calculates has doubled the number of models with automatic emergency braking as standard equipment in the past year.