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.
With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks. Eric Frein traded a suit and tie for prison garb, and his hands and feet were shackled as a judge pronounced what he called an "entirely warranted" sentence on the convicted murderer and terrorist. Bryon Dickson, a 38-year-old Marine veteran, and left Trooper Alex Douglass permanently disabled in the Sept. 12, 2014 attack at the Blooming Grove barracks.
Kima Hamilton, 39, a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was removed from Delta Airlines flight 2035 from Atlanta to Milwaukee on April 18 because he needed to use the restroom urgently, reports said Wednesday. Hamilton had made his quick run at the bathroom after waiting for almost two hours. The flight left with the other passengers and arrived more than an hour and a half late at Milwaukee.
By Michelle Nichols and Lesley Wroughton UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Friday that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to 'catastrophic consequences,' while China and Russia rebuked Washington's threat of military force. The showdown in a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on North Korea highlighted the diplomatic challenges of resolving tensions over Pyongyang, with the Trump administration aggressively pressing Beijing to rein in its ally, and China and Russia pushing back against Washington's rhetoric.
Amazon’s virtual personal assistant Alexa is awesome, but it does have a few drawbacks. Sure, Alexa isn’t just confined to Amazon’s own speakers like the Amazon Echo anymore, since third-party hardware developers now have access to Alexa for free.
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.
Cops are searching for the driver who helped Bachelor Chris Soules flee the scene of the fatal crash in Iowa Monday night. Witnesses told police that Soules was picked up in a red Chevy Duramax truck that fled the scene — and cops gave chase — but the driver got away.
China on Friday praised US president Donald Trump's snub of Taiwan, noting that observers had called his decision not to take a second call from the island's president a "slap in the face". Trump rattled China in December after taking a congratulatory call from the self-ruling island's new Beijing-sceptic president Tsai Ing-wen after his election, smashing decades of diplomatic precedent.
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 argument that even an "immaterial" error on official paperwork can justify deportation, put forward by the Trump administration in a recent Supreme Court case, would be sufficient to deport the President's wife, Melania. The First Lady of the United States reportedly failed to disclose earnings from nearly two months of illegal work in the USA on a visitor's visa, and subsequently failed to mention the offence on immigration documents. A Serbian woman was recently deported for failing to disclose her husband's history in the military, thus setting a technical precedent for deporting Ms Trump, as Slate reports.
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.
Samsung released its quarterly earnings for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017. While the company did not name the device, it is evident, going by the company’s tradition of launching two flagship devices since 2010, that the second device being hinted at is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. While the device has been surfacing in rumors and leaks, Samsung has kept mum about it.
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.
Earlier today, Elon Musk delivered an engrossing TED Talk under the following umbrella theme: The Future You. While TED Talks have arguably reached a saturation point these days, any time Musk is given a platform to discuss his vision for the future, it’s always worth paying attention to. While Musk’s talk was predictably far-ranging, he did take some time to not only confirm the development of a Tesla semi-truck, but to also give us a teaser photo of what the company’s all-electric semi-truck is going to look like.
A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by investigators and neighbors after she used a walking stick to try to stop an attack on her friend. Neven Glen Butler, 18, was arrested the same day he was detained in an unrelated assault of a 92-year-old woman a few miles (kilometers) away, Sacramento sheriff's Sgt. Tony Turnbull said. Homicide detectives tied Butler to the sexual assaults of 86-year-old Fusako Petrus and her 61-year-old friend earlier Wednesday while both were out for a walk, Turnbull said.
ABC News' Cecilia Vega asks Sean Spicer why Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin couldn't guarantee that middle class would not pay more with new tax plan.
The caustic spectacle that powered Trump to victory in last year’s election was on full display before he took the stage in Atlanta, with big-screen ads denouncing his defeated opponent Hillary Clinton, loud boos for former president Barack Obama and speaker after speaker railing against media and Hollywood elites. By comparison, the president himself was restrained and even made a concession on his signature policy of building a wall on the Mexican border.
Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors. Apparently seeking to interrupt weapons transfers to the Hezbollah group in Lebanon, Israel has struck inside Syria with increasing frequency in recent weeks, making the war-torn country a proxy theater for Israel's wider war with Iran. The increasing tempo of attacks risks inflaming a highly combustible situation drawing in Israel, Syria and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, a staunch ally of President Bashar Assad's government with thousands of fighters in Syria.
Some may consider the all-new 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman—the biggest Mini yet—an SUV, but the model embodies that trademark Mini character. Mini offers the choice of a 134-hp, 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder in the base Cooper or, in the Cooper S, a 189-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.
The death toll from the Stockholm truck attack rose to five on Friday after a 60-year-old Swedish woman succumbed to her injuries, police said. An Uzbek suspect has confessed to using a stolen truck to mow down pedestrians on a busy shopping street in central Stockholm on April 7 in a rampage similar to attacks in Nice, Berlin and London. Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek national who was arrested a few hours after the attack, has confessed to driving the truck.
During the daily White House press briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said that the Trump White House did not review former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s security clearance that was issued during the Obama administration.
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.
Elastomer is a cool rubbery substance that’s harder than silicone but still flexible and grippy. It still covers your iPhone, but you can still see the Apple logo through the case. Andmesh makes its cases for a bunch of different iPhone models, but it hasn’t ever made one for the iPhone 7 Plus… until now.
Jill Cummins, the wife of ex-teacher Tad Cummins — accused of kidnapping his student Elizabeth Thomas — said he admitted to sleeping with the Tennessee teen. Cummins is under arrest in California after being on the run with 15-year-old Elizabeth for over a month. In an interview with CBS’ Inside Edition Thursday, Jill revealed the details about her conversation with 50-year-old Cummins after his April 20 arrest .
A French tourist survived a rare shark attack in New Zealand on Thursday, suffering only moderate injuries, rescuers and locals said. The woman, aged in her 20s, was bodyboarding in the afternoon at Curio Bay in the South Island when the shark attacked her leg, St John Ambulance said. Nick Smart, who runs the Caitlin Surf School, said the woman was in the water with friends when the shark attacked "out of nowhere".