During a speech at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting, the president took aim at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, using a derogatory term.'No, sir — no, thank you' »
The American Civil Liberties Union is condemning the threats that forced Ann Coulter to cancel her speech at the University of California, Berkeley. “The unacceptable threats of violence that have led to the ‘hecklers’ veto’ of Ann Coulter’s speech at Berkeley are inconsistent with free speech principles that protect us all from government overreach,” David Cole, the ACLU’s national legal director, said in a statement Wednesday after Coulter canceled her appearance, which had been scheduled for Thursday. “Hateful speech has consequences, particularly for people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and others who have been historically marginalized,” Cole continued.
Michael Flynn’s former top deputy at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) told Yahoo News on Thursday he would have ordered an immediate investigation of his one-time boss had he been informed that the ex-DIA chief had accepted more than $45,000 from an arm of the Russian government for a talk in Moscow in December 2015. “I would have considered this an intelligence issue — taking money from an existential adversary of the United States,” said Douglas Wise, who served as deputy director of the DIA from the summer of 2014 until last year. Flynn’s failure to disclose his payments from RT, the Russian government-funded TV network that U.S. officials say serves as a propaganda arm for President Vladimir Putin’s administration, erupted as an issue earlier in the day Thursday when it was revealed that the Department of Defense’s top watchdog is investigating whether Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, violated federal ethics rules by failing to report and receive prior approval to accept the RT fees.
Authorities have identified Fusako Petrus as the 86-year-old woman sexually assaulted and beaten to death while on a morning walk around a California high school track. California police say an 86-year-old woman on a morning walk was sexually assaulted and beaten to death coming to the assistance of an exercise partner in an apparent random attack. Police say a young man attacked to the two women Wednesday morning while they walked around a high school track near Sacramento.
Another airline is under fire after Delta booted a passenger off a flight because he used the bathroom. It happened on April 18 on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Milwaukee that was delayed for 30 minutes on the tarmac. When Hamilton asked a flight attendant for permission to use the bathroom, she said no. Hamilton was then told to get off the plane.
President Trump signed a one-week stopgap spending bill Friday night, averting a government shutdown for one more week. The majority of Democrats and Republicans in Congress passed the spending bill earlier in the day, giving lawmakers until next Friday at midnight to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year. The Senate quickly approved the House’s continuing resolution — or “CR” in Washington-speak.
Even though you don't know her as well as your own Mom, these thoughtful gifts will share the love on Mother's Day.
Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday. Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press that Alhabsy Misaya was slain in a clash with marines late Friday in the jungles between the towns of Indanan and Parang in Sulu province. "We consider him the most notorious kidnapper from that bandit group and this is a big setback to the Abu Sayyaf," Ano told the AP by telephone.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Nine people have died and eight are sick in Liberia after attending the funeral of a religious leader, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. On Wednesday, the WHO said Liberian health authorities were taking rapid precautionary steps after eight people died of a mystery illness, 10 months after the end of a two-year Ebola virus outbreak. "It seems all of these people were attending the funeral of a religious leader," WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told a briefing in Geneva.
Executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre spoke ahead of President Trump at an NRA meeting and said academic and media elites are “America’s greatest domestic threats.”
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said that the US personnel were killed overnight in the Nangarhar province, on the border with Pakistan. Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump confirmed to The Independent that the soldiers were killed while fighting Isis-Khorosan, the local affiliate of the terror group. This is the "same general area" - southern Nangarhar province - where the massive ordnance air blast, dubbed the "mother of all bombs" (MOAB) was dropped earlier this month, Mr Stump said.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that Americans should be concerned about how the administration’s new tax plan would affect them, not how it would benefit the Trump family. Spicer made the comments during a press briefing where he was asked whether it was fair for Americans to question how the proposed tax plan would personally affect President Trump and his family. “The president’s plan right now is something that every American should worry hopefully about how it’s going to affect them,” said Spicer.
A dozen people have been found stuffed inside a closet-sized cell hidden behind a book shelf in a Philippine police station, triggering further alarm about abuse under President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs. Members of the government's human rights commission, accompanied by journalists, found the men and women in a surprise visit to the station in the heart of Manila's slum area on Thursday evening. Stunned detainees came stumbling out of the room, some begging for water while others, in tears, pleaded with the rights workers not to abandon them.
The Apple vs. Qualcomm patent fight is probably the second most important new legal confrontation between tech companies this year, with the Google vs. Uber trial being far more interesting and dramatic. Case in point: Qualcomm on Friday issued a press release to tell everyone in the world that Apple has been a bad, bad company. Titled Apple Continues to Improperly Interfere with Qualcomm’s Agreements with Contract Manufacturers, the new statement is about Qualcomm’s revised guidance for the third quarter in light of Apple’s recent actions.
North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador says a solution to the standoff over his country's nuclear program will be possible when the United States withdraws its "hostile policy" toward the northeast Asian nation. Russia's deputy foreign minister says "combative rhetoric coupled with reckless muscle-flexing" on North Korea has led to a situation where the world is seriously wondering whether there's going to be a war.
A sheriff is seeking attempted murder charges for three inmates who were captured on surveillance cameras brutally attacking two guards. The trio repeatedly punched the two correctional deputies at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the super maximum division of Cook County Jail in Illinois, authorities said. Surveillance footage shows one of the guards apparently getting into an altercation with an inmate.
Features of the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden at Children's National hospital also include doors that are wide enough to wheel in hospital beds, power outlets for patients who use machines that run on electricity and fake grass for patients with allergies. Mrs. Trump quietly toured the hospital and visited the garden in March, and helped children plant morning glories, said to be a symbol of love and renewal.
April, the giraffe at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, gave birth to her calf on April 15 as millions of fans from across the world cheered her on. The calf, who is now almost two weeks old, will be named through a vote held by the upstate New York zoo and a family from Medford, Massachusetts is attempting to garner enough votes to have the giraffe named after the son they lost just as the calf was born. Gio Maggiore, 6, passed away of heart failure after a battle that lasted his entire life.
By Kanupriya Kapoor and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - A maritime code of conduct between Southeast Asia and China must be legally binding to put a stop to "unilateral actions" in the South China Sea, because a previous commitment to play fair had been ignored, the ASEAN secretary general said on Friday. The Association of South East Asian Nations had not received any guarantees from China in discussions to create a framework for the code within this year, but ASEAN was hopeful a set of rules could be agreed to ward off disputes and militarization, Le Luong Minh told Reuters. "For ASEAN, such a framework must have substantial elements, and such a code of conduct must be legally binding," he said in an interview.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippines early Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning that was later lifted, Philippine and US authorities said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which shook the southern region of Mindanao just before dawn, Philippine officials said. It struck at a depth of 41 kilometres (25 miles) in Mindanao, more than 700 kilometres southeast of the capital Manila, at 4:23 am Saturday (2023 GMT Friday), the US Geological Service said.
Senator Bernie Sanders has said it is “likely” he would have beaten Donald Trump in the 2016 election, but that “it doesn’t matter” now that Mr Trump is president. Trump understood that, by the way, and that's why he said, 'The whole system sucks. Mr Sanders has been an outspoken critic of the president's policy on the environment, healthcare, the economy, and a host of other issues.
An American and a British man, allegedly members of the Islamic State group, were arrested in Turkey after crossing the border from Syria and handing themselves over to the authorities, officials said Friday. A Turkish official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol, said American Kary Paul Kleman and Briton Stefan Aristidou arrived at Oncupinar border crossing in Kilis province on April 20 and were arrested four days later. A British Foreign Office official said British authorities are in contact with Turkish authorities "following the detention of a British man on the Turkey/Syria border." Aristidou's British wife and child would be deported to the U.K., according to the Turkish official.
How about this amazing little nugget to restore your faith in humanity: Chloe Bridgewater, a seven-year-old from Hereford, UK, is a big fan of technology and eventually wants to work for Google. Rather than wasting any time, she decided to send Google CEO Sundar Pichai a letter to let him know that she’s planning on working there one day. “May name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job with Google.” She goes on to explain that she’s also planning on swimming in the Olympics and working at a chocolate factory, because what kid doesn’t dream of that?
The United States on Friday strongly condemned chaotic violence in Macedonia's parliament and called on authorities "to hold accountable" those responsible. "Violence has no place in the democratic process," the State Department said in a statement, adding "we urge all parties to remain calm" and respect the law. The violence erupted late Thursday when nationalist demonstrators, including a group of masked men, stormed the parliament in anger at a vote appointing Xhaferi, an ethnic Albanian.
“Having kids of my own, it's tough,” said Rick Ackerson, deputy chief of the Will County Sheriff’s Office, choking up as he spoke at a news conference Thursday. It was also a haven for squatters, with as many as 15 people living in the home at any given time, Ackerson said.
Casey Bennett knew that by pressing down the side button of his Apple Watch it would dial 911 and text his emergency contact.