Paul Ryan is ordering an investigation after reports that Rep. Patrick Meehan used thousands of dollars of taxpayer money to settle an ex-aide's complaint.Denies allegations »
President Donald Trump is likely not enjoying his anniversary of being sworn in. In the last year, Trump has turned his back on the ideals Americans often espouse. The president attempted to block the passage of people from Muslim-majority countries from coming into the U.S. (he failed).
A house of horrors was discovered in Perris, California at the start of the week. David Turpin and his wife Louise Turpin are accused of keeping their 13 children captive by chaining them to furniture. The horrifying discovery was made after their malnourished
Carl Higbie, the chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, resigned Thursday after CNN unearthed a litany of offensive and discriminatory remarks he’d made on various radio segments. In the segments, which occurred as recently as 2016, Higbie employs a number of offensive stereotypes about minorities, saying that black people suffer from a “lax of morality” and that they “think that breeding is a form of employment.” He also accused soldiers with PTSD of having a “weak mind.” And he claimed that people should have the right to shoot at immigrants “in the face” if they attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. “Somebody who lives in my condo association that has five kids, and it’s her and her husband with the five kids and the mother, the grandmother of the kids, and they don’t have jobs, they’re there all the time ― I bet you can guess what color they are ― and they have no job,” Higbie said on one episode of “Sound of Freedom,” an internet talk radio show, according to clips discovered by CNN’s KFile.
After the airline said it saw a spike in animal incidents, passengers must now provide documentation for their pet to the airline within 48 hours of their flight.
A judge told a jury that God had asked him to push them for a not-guilty verdict in the case of a woman accused of trafficking her teenage niece, it has been claimed. District judge Jack Robison interrupted jurors’ deliberations to say they should not convict 32-year-old Gloria Elizabeth Romero Perez. Judge Robison then reportedly recused himself for the remainder of proceedings.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai discusses the importance of developing artificial intelligence and why it’s good that humanity is concerned about its development.
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) was so moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old man deported to Mexico this week after living most of his life in the U.S., that she plans to bring his wife Cindy Garcia as her plus-one guest to the 2018 State of the Union address. “This week, America watched in horror as Jorge Garcia, a father of two and husband to an American citizen, who was brought to this country at 10 years old and has never received so much as a traffic ticket, was torn from his family and the only home he knows,” Dingell said in a statement on Thursday. “Jorge’s wife Cindy has shown incredible resilience and courage in the face of these impossible circumstances,” Dingell continued.
The key highway along the California coast has been cleared of debris and is a few days from reopening while the search is widening from three people still missing after a massive mudslide, authorities said Friday. U.S. Highway 101 has been cleaned of mud in Santa Barbara County, and workers are now clearing drainage areas and stabilizing embankments so it can reopen, Tim Gubbins of the California Department of Transportation said.
A vast but sparsely populated country wedged between Russia and China, Kazakhstan came under the rule of its northern neighbour as Russia and Britain jostled for control of Central Asia in the Great Game. This became especially concerning after Russian state media, which remain popular in Kazakhstan, helped whip up Russian-speaking separatists to fight government forces in Ukraine in 2014. In April, Kazakhstan's president of 27 years, Nursultan Nazarbayev, ordered the government to prepare a new Kazakh alphabet based on Latin characters and ditch the one based on Russia's Cyrillic script, which the Soviets implemented in 1940.
Construction cones used to cover walkway flaws, stand along the sidewalk on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., on Jan. 19, 2018. On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. In 2013 Republicans in Congress led a government shutdown, their actions covered in the same apocalyptic tones.
The mother of a University of Alabama student who received national scorn for her racist rants on video said she agreed with the school’s decision to expel her daughter. “This is not a reflection of how she was raised,” Jill Barbera, mother of Harley Barber, 19, told NJ.com on Thursday. Harley Barberwas returning to her home state of New Jersey after social media posts surfaced showing her defiantly repeating a racist slur, according to reports.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released the National Defense Strategy today that focuses on China and Russia as the biggest challenges to the U.S.
Turkey on Saturday launched a new air and ground operation to oust a Kurdish militia from their northern Syrian enclave, defying US warnings that the action risked further destabilising the area after almost seven years of civil war. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had repeatedly vowed that Turkey would root out the "nests of terror" in Syria of the People's Protection Units (YPG) militia which Turkey deems a terror organisation. Turkey's army said operation "Olive Branch" began at 1400 GMT and was aimed at the YPG and Islamic State (IS) jihadists.
Authorities seized two healthy dogs from the Turpin family after 13 siblings were found malnourished and allegedly tortured. The two Maltese-mix dogs “appear healthy”, Perris, California animal control officer Christina Avila said, and will be raffled for adoption. David and Louise Turpin have denied a string of charges relating to their alleged treatment of the children, who are aged between 2 and 29.
A classmate of one of the victims who attended community college says the Turpin son was very thin and always in the same clothing.
Read all about it!A photo-editing battle has erupted over this somewhat unsettling snap of President Donald Trump’s face on a stack of German newspapers:PsBattle: Trump screaming in a stack of newspapers from photoshopbattlesThe viral image was
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 280-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy.Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents
A car plowed into a crowd on Rio de Janeiro’s tourist-packed Copacabana seaside promenade on Thursday, killing a baby and injuring more than a dozen people, authorities said, with the driver telling investigators he suffered a seizure. The Rio de Janeiro health secretariat told AFP that a nine-month-old baby girl was killed and 17 people injured in the crash. “The driver explained at the police station that he had an epileptic seizure, and anti-epileptic drugs were found in his vehicle,” a military police colonel told AFP.
On Friday, Trump was to become the first sitting president to address the March for Life. Donald Trump will host a lavish celebration of his first year as US president at his private estate in Florida on Saturday, with tickets starting at $100,000 a pair, even as thousands of women take to the streets to protest against his divisive leadership. Trump had been due to depart Washington on Friday but postponed the trip for a day as the government stood on the brink of its first shutdown since 2013.
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Automakers are seeing the future, and increasingly it’s more high voltage than high octane. At this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, just under the sheet metal and hoods of new models, it was apparent that electrification is becoming a reality—especially with the introduction of 48-volt mild hybrids in models coming in the next year.
The advent of aerial photography has changed the way people see their world more than any other photographic development since Eadweard Muybridge’s seminal images of moving animals in the second half of the 19th century. The impact is immediately visible in “Leaning Out,” the new solo show by Jeffrey Milstein at Benrubi Gallery in New York City. The geometric mosaics in many images jump out immediately, with shipping containers, train cars, and automobiles slotted together in checkered patterns like gigantic tesserae.
Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey's military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.'s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic State group. The raids came on the heels of a week of sharp threats by the Turkish government, promising to clear the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, from Afrin and its surrounding countryside, also called Afrin.
Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) told Fox News host Tucker Carlson he believes the Islamic State terror group masterminded the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people in October. “It’s been four months, as you said, the man’s dead, they said he’s a lone gunman, lone shooter, yet we can’t get the autopsy results,” Perry continued.
By Jeanny Kao and Brenda Goh TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Taiwan's aviation regulator has stalled applications for new flights from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines amid a row between Beijing and the self-ruled island over air routes, a regulatory official said on Friday. Taiwan had not yet approved the applications to add flights during the approaching Lunar New Year holiday because in recent weeks the airlines had used four disputed air routes close to the island, said the official, who asked not to be identified. This month China opened several disputed air routes, including a northbound M503 route in the Taiwan Strait, without informing Taiwan, contravening what the democratic government in Taipei said was a 2015 deal to first discuss such flight paths.
On Friday, “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino pleaded guilty to tax fraud in federal court in Newark, New Jersey. “What the defendants admitted to today, quite simply, is tantamount to stealing money from their fellow taxpayers,” said U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito in a statement. In 2011, Mike Sorrentino concealed some of his income to avoid paying more in taxes, making smaller cash deposits into bank accounts so they wouldn’t alert the IRS. His brother, on the other hand, gave his accountants false information and underreported his total income and taxable income in 2010, 2011 and 2012.