A North Korean ballistic missile failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States say.Third test-fire flop this month »
President Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum in Atlanta on April 28, 2017. President Trump said Friday that he is disheartened with the pace of the Republican-controlled Congress, which has yet to send a signature piece of legislation to his desk in his first 100 days. “I’m disappointed that it doesn’t go quicker,” Trump said.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., may be fond of former President Barack Obama, but he’s still disappointed with his upcoming speaking engagement at a top investment firm on Wall Street. Sanders, a fierce Wall Street critic, described Obama as a friend and said he represented the United States with intelligence and integrity. “I think at a time when people are so frustrated with the power of Wall Street and the big money interests, I think it is unfortunate that President Obama is doing this,” Sanders told “CBS This Morning” on Friday.
By Can Sezer and David Dolan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has blocked online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security. The move is likely to further worry rights groups and Turkey's Western allies, who say Ankara has sharply curtailed freedom of speech and other basic rights in the crackdown that followed last year's failed coup. It cited a law that allows it to block access to individual web pages or entire websites for the protection of public order, national security or the well-being of the public.
Pope Francis pleaded for peace in a visit to Egypt on Friday as he attended a service in solidarity with the embattled Coptic minority at a church bombed by the Islamic State group. Last December, the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church was itself targeted by a suicide bomber in an attack that killed 29 people. Francis had earlier met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of the Al-Azhar institution, one of Muslim world's leading authorities, to push for dialogue between the two faiths.
A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before injuring two females in central Kentucky, a witness said. The assailant at Transylvania University was armed with a machete and knives and is thought to be a former student, Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton told the Lexington Herald-Leader. Police in a news release later identified the arrested man as 19-year-old Mitchell W. Adkins of Cincinnati.
A pilot for Delta Airlines returned to work after he was caught on video hitting passenger last week at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Delta defended the pilot, saying he was trying to break up the fight. “We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation,” a spokesperson for the company told E! Online and TMZ in a statement Saturday.
Look, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change. He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation "dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all
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.
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.
President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago on April 7, after the U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria in retaliation for the previous week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. When Donald Trump speaks, he sounds — unabashedly, unmistakably — like Donald Trump. Now that Trump’s 100th day in the White House is upon us, it’s worth pausing to consider the concept of a “presidential voice” — mainly because, as with so many of the traditions and trappings that have come to define the highest office in the land over the last 228 years, Trump seems to have dispensed with it entirely.
President Trump arrives to speak at the National Rifle Association Leadership Conference in Atlanta. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Samidare and JS Ashigara, along with the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS
A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Saturday, and the country's seismology agency advised people to stay away from coastal areas but expected no major damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a risk big waves could spread 300 km (190 miles) away from the epicenter, reaching as far away as Indonesia. The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said no tsunami warning was issued after a quake it had measured at 7.2.
Pope Francis appealed for dialogue to battle extremism as he addressed thousands of faithful on Saturday during a visit to Egypt to promote reconciliation with Muslims and support its embattled Christians. "The only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity," the pope said at a mass for Egypt's Catholics. The mass came on the second and last day of Francis's visit, which saw him plead for tolerance and peace on Friday as he visited a Coptic church bombed by IS in December.
A federal judge has ordered the Arkansas authorities to conduct an autopsy on the body of an executed inmate whose lawyer described his death as "horrifying," including jerking and convulsions during his lethal injection. Judge Kristine Baker of the US Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas issued the order late Friday, less than 24 hours after the state executed the 38-year-old convicted multiple murderer Kenneth Williams. Arkansas officials had said the compressed timeline was necessary because the state's stock of a sedative used in the lethal injection, midazolam, was set to expire at the end of April.
California is the favorite destination for technology and automotive companies to test out their self-driving technology — around 27 companies are testing their self-driving vehicles in the state. On Friday, some companies invested in the technology — including tech giant Apple — petitioned the state to consider changing its proposed rules.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged federal resources to crack down on the New York gang.
Former President Barack Obama is making the most of his first 100 days out of office and is already set to make at least $800,000 from just two speeches this year. Mr Obama met up with presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on Thursday at the A&E Networks advertising upfront at the Pierre Hotel and was rewarded $400,000 for a 90-minute interview with her in front of advertisers for the cable network. When asked by Ms Goodwin how he handled frustrations in the Oval Office, Mr Obama took the chance to joke about his successor, saying, “for starters, by not having a Twitter,” according to the New York Post.
A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five. A political party in Trollhattan, near Goteborg, identified the woman as Marie Kide, 66, an elected member of the city council. "It is with sorrow that I have received the message that another person died," Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said.
If you think like a citizen, the first 100 days of the Trump administration will reduce you to weeping and wailing. You’ll see that the United States of America has developed an excellent fourth grade science fair project. Until recently, the United States has had a “government” with “policies.” That is: We have had an adult president, we have had other adults occupying senior government positions, and those adults have sought to develop reasonably coherent and consistent approaches to governing based on the assumption that the usual rules of physics, mathematics, and so on must be taken into account when developing policies, and the corollary assumption that “facts” and “evidence” can be said to exist.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Eleven people have died and five are in hospital, Liberian officials said on Friday, after contracting a mystery illness the World Health Organisation (WHO) said was linked to attendance at the funeral of a religious leader. The only thing we have ruled out is ... Ebola," said Liberia's Chief Medical Officer Francis Kateh, adding samples from the victims had been sent abroad for further testing. 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.
Chicago's mayor said the city's public schools will remain open until the end of the school year, despite a judge's decision Friday to toss a district lawsuit over education funding by the state of Illinois. Cook County Circuit Judge Franklin Ulyses Valderrama denied a Chicago Public Schools motion for an injunction seeking to bar the state from distributing education funds in a discriminatory manner. "The kids of the City of Chicago will be in school until the end of the school year," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said at a news conference Friday.
The 1992 Los Angeles riots began on April 29, 1992, after the acquittal of four LAPD police officers on trial for the beating of motorist Rodney King. Civil unrest, which included violence and looting, broke out on the streets of Los Angeles. One of the most noted incidents of violence was an attack by an angry mob on white truck driver Reginald Denny, which was captured by a news helicopter’s camera and widely seen.
The last of four US prisoners rushed to death by the state of Arkansas after intense legal battles, jerked and convulsed in a "horrifying" end to his life, his lawyer said Friday, as the UN and EU renewed their opposition to the death penalty. Kenneth Williams, a 38-year-old convicted multiple murderer, was the last of four inmates put to death over the space of a week -- the first such executions by the conservative southern state since 2005. "Press reports state that within three minutes into the execution, our client began coughing, convulsing, jerking and lurching with sound that was audible even with the microphone turned off," lawyer Shawn Nolan said in a statement.
An apparent Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military installation near Damascus International Airport shook the capital early on Thursday morning and raised tensions between the two hostile neighbors. The Syrian military said in a statement that the attack, which could be felt at least 15 kilometers (9 miles) away, was carried out by Israel and aimed to "raise the morale of terrorist groups" the government maintains are waging war against President Bashar Assad's forces. The military said it would continue its "war on terror" - government parlance for the battle against all groups trying to oust Assad.
Mark McOmie, Standefer's uncle, said in a Facebook post that the family is waiting to comment until the body is formally identified. Standefer and his grandmother LouAnn Merrell, 62, went missing in the Arizona park on April 15.