The profane outburst came as District Attorney Kevin Steele argued to the judge that Bill Cosby should be taken into custody and his bail revoked.'I'm sick of him!' »
Newly released video footage from October shows a white police officer in Virginia shooting and wounding a black teen who’s sprinting away from cops after allegedly committing a burglary. “I was just pretty much trying to get away, showing no aggression,” Deontrace Ward, 18, told The Virginian-Pilot. The dramatic video comes from a body camera worn by Portsmouth police Officer Jeremy Durocher on the afternoon of Oct. 29.
Tempers flared as Scott Pruitt, the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sat down Thursday before two congressional panels for a long day of questioning about his policies and the way he runs his agency. Pruitt was already on the defensive as he settled into his chair to testify before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee at 10 a.m. He will also appear before a House Appropriations Committee panel around 2 p.m. But the person he needs to impress — the person who can decide Pruitt’s fate — will be watching from the White House. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., a ranking member of the Energy and Commerce subcommittee, was among Pruitt’s fiercest critics.
New ethics questions surrounding Acting Head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney, the New York Times reporting he told a group of lobbyists and bankers they should donate more money to lawmakers in order to have more influence.
Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to cross the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone into South Korea on Friday morning. Kim was met by South Korean President Moon Jae-in ahead of the historic inter-Korean summit set to take place throughout the day. The two leaders are expected to discuss the potential denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and efforts to forge a peace treaty between their countries.
President Donald Trump says he was too busy to get first lady Melania Trump a present for her 48th birthday. Trump also added that he got the first lady "some beautiful flowers," and heaped more praise on her for her "fantastic job" planning this week's state dinner to honor France. The president took to Twitter on Wednesday to sing the first lady's praises, writing, "@FLOTUS did a spectacular job hosting the President of France @EmmanuelMacron and his wife Brigitte.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed in an interview Thursday to strike at any attempt by Iran to establish a "military foothold" in Syria, following an attack this month attributed to his country. Speaking with a news website run by a Saudi businessman that regularly interviews Israeli officials, Lieberman also threatened firm retaliation if Israel was attacked by Iran. "If they attack Tel Aviv, we'll strike Tehran," he told the Elaph website.
Danish inventor Peter Madsen was handed a life sentence without parole on Wednesday for the gruesome murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall last year on his submarine, where he mutilated her and tossed her body parts into the ocean. Madsen plotted to kill
A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioner caught on camera delivering an expletive-laced tirade to police officers during a traffic stop has resigned. The Tenafly Police Department released the dashcam video Tuesday showing Caren Turner attempting to pull rank on the officers who pulled over a car in which her daughter was a passenger for an expired registration March 31. Both the Port Authority and Tenafly Police Chief Robert Chamberlain say the video shows Turner was right to resign.
It’s no mystery that Harley-Davidson Motorcycles has been, shall we say, struggling over the last three or so years. As the MoCo continues seeking novel approaches to attract new riders, Harley’s higher-ups are looking to revamp an old long-term sales strategy in hopes of increasing the amount of high-dollar bikes being sold. This comes in the form of a new trade-in program that aims to reel customers in with less expensive offerings then push for an upgrade once Harley-Davidson’s proverbial hooks are in good and deep.
Tuesday night, Patton Oswalt joined the family of his late wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara, at a promotional event north of Chicago to promote I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, a new book about McNamara’s scrupulous hunt for a serial killer who terrorized California in the late 1970s and early 1980s. “I think you got him, Michelle,” Oswalt wrote on Twitter on Wednesday alongside a news article on the suspect’s arrest. “[Michelle McNamara] didn’t care about getting any shine on herself,” he wrote.
By Andrea Hopkins OTTAWA (Reuters) - A nonbinding motion by Canada's Senate calling for an end to Chinese actions in the disputed South China Sea is irresponsible and will "stir up troubles," a Chinese embassy spokesman said on Wednesday. The Senate, whose members are not elected, passed the measure on Tuesday condemning China's "hostile behavior" in the South China Sea, complicating efforts by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to improve relations with China.
The Daily Beast has suspended Joy Reid’s column amid mounting scrutiny of the MSNBC host’s claims that she was the victim of a cyberattack that posted dozens of homophobic statements on her former blog. In a letter to staff on Thursday, Daily Beast Executive Editor Noah Shachtman said that Kevin Poulsen and Max Tani ― respectively, the site’s cybersecurity and media reporters ― were investigating Reid’s claims, CNN reported. Daily Beast exec editor @NoahShachtman sent this note out to staff today regarding the @JoyAnnReid situation.
France’s Emmanuel Macron left Washington looking like a superstar — whether or not he changed President Donald Trump’s mind on staying in Syria, how to contain Iran or anything at all. Macron upped his global status by standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the American president amid all the pageantry of a state visit. After blow-by-blow coverage of Macron’s Washington trip for three days, the French media turned quickly to domestic issues upon his return Thursday — damaging train strikes, crime-ridden housing projects, lagging school results.
Rachel Maddow reports on a two page summary of allegations against Donald Trump V.A. secretary nominee Ronny Jackson by 23 of his current and former colleagues who paint a harsh picture of his behavior and allege some shocking behavior.
If the anti-aircraft equipment is attacked, there will be “catastrophic consequences,” warns Moscow. There is no shortage of reasons to be concerned about the entangled drama unfolding in Syria, as Russia maneuvers on a shifting landscape that could see Israel and Iran collide in a direct confrontation. Commentary in The Wall Street Journal on Monday urged caution on the part of Moscow, arguing that Russia has already nudged the regional arch-enemies closer to war.
A hero in a cowboy hat helped foil an attempted robbery that was recently caught on video in Mexico.The incident plays out in dramatic surveillance footage from a Carnes Cares store in Monterrey.The young suspect is seen walking into
The Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world turn. Today we're looking at the massive undertaking to connect Hong Kong to Mainland China via a 34-mile-long sea bridge. When it opens to the public, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will be the longest bridge of its kind and will cut driving time between Hong Kong and Macau by roughly 60 percent. Just make sure to hit the rest stop before getting on the bridge.
The only two black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker's published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for better pay. Rep. Maria Syms wrote in a column published in the Arizona Republic that the two best-known leaders of the #RedforEd movement are "political operatives" who are radicalizing Arizona youth. Syms included a lyric from the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist that included a derogatory term for African-Americans.
WASHINGTON ― Despite grumblings from corners of both parties, the White House is planning to send Congress a package of spending cuts in the coming weeks that could once again imperil the bipartisan appropriations process and lead to yet another spending standoff. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, has told some lawmakers that President Donald Trump intends to deliver a so-called “rescissions package,” which would claw back some of the money Congress and the president agreed to last month in their $1.3 trillion omnibus legislation. The suggested cuts wouldn’t greatly affect the overall price tag of the omnibus. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), who chairs one of the House Appropriations subcommittees, told reporters on Wednesday that, based on his conversations with Mulvaney, he believed $25 billion would be the “ceiling” for any package.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has offered his deep apologies to China after a bus crash in his isolated country killed 32 Chinese tourists, state media said on Thursday. In a message to President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders, Kim said the North Korean people were "overcome with sorrow". "Our party and government will make every possible effort to ensure that hours of grief pass and the pains are alleviated even a bit at an early date." The Chinese tourists and four North Koreans died when a bus crashed off a bridge in North Korea late on Sunday, with two Chinese nationals still in critical condition.
Authorities in California have announced the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer in connection with the so-called “Golden State Killer” series of murders ― as many as 12 homicides, 45 rapes and several burglaries that investigators have spent decades trying to solve. “The answer has always been in Sacramento,” the county’s District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said at a Wednesday press conference. According to Schubert, investigators found DNA evidence linking 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo to two of the unsolved murder cases.
The reactor burned for 10 days, sending radioactive elements into the atmosphere that contaminated three-quarters of Europe, according to some estimates. Soviet authorities tried to cover up the accident. Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev did not make a public statement until May 14.
Should campaign statements made by a presidential candidate be considered relevant to actions taken once that person is in office? Appearing first in support of keeping the ban in place, Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued for treating campaigning and governing as unrelated. To test Francisco’s view, Justice Elena Kagan offered a hypothetical situation in which a “vehement anti-Semite” is elected president sometime in the future following a campaign in which he “provokes hatred.” Once in office, this hypothetical president “asks his staff to issue recommendations so that he can issue a proclamation of this kind,” Kagan posits.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is proposing to increase rent for millions of low-income tenants in government-subsidized housing and impose stricter work requirements. The plan, unveiled Wednesday, would raise rent to 35 percent of gross income for more than 2 million families now paying 30 percent of adjusted income for subsidized housing. “Every year, it takes more money, millions of dollars more, to serve the same number of households,” Carson said Wednesday on a call with reporters.
Andrea Constand exited the courtroom smiling after American actor Bill Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Donning a white suit jacket and blue top Ms Constand looked relieved, if nothing else, as she stepped out into the spring weather. Ms Constand has been fighting for recourse since 2004 when Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.