The judge in the case rules a mistrial on 10 of the 18 counts faced by the president's former campaign chairman.Another blow to Trump »
Republican Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska holds a potbelly pig named Betty before a parade on May 26, 2018. Bacon will face Democratic challenger Kara Eastman in the November election. Frustrated with Washington and turned off by President Trump, they could deliver Congress to the Democrats in November.
The on-again, off-again boyfriend of Kiera Bergman, a missing Arizona teenager, has been arrested on charges unrelated to his girlfriend’s disappearance. Jon Christopher Clark, the last person known to have seen Bergman, has been arrested for 22 counts of aggravated identity theft and two counts of forgery, police said. When contacted by HuffPost, Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince Lewis said Clark’s arrest has nothing to do with Bergman’s disappearance.
A woman died Monday morning in a suspected alligator attack on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, police said. The woman, identified as Cassandra Cline, 45, according to South Carolina’s The State, was walking her dog near a lagoon at Sea Pines Plantation when a large alligator apparently attacked her. “She did not have the dog on a leash, and when she went to go retrieve the dog, the gator came out of the water, grabbed her by the arm and pulled her into the water,” a golf club employee, who does not wish to be identified, told HuffPost.
The authors of the study predict a 58 percent chance that the next few years will be “anomalously warm,” with a 69 percent chance that earth’s oceans will be too. The study found that that warming trend is not just the result of a steady increase in human-made climate change driven by emissions of greenhouse gases. The study used data from 10 climate-change models and found that natural variabilities were the cause of a global warming “hiatus” in the early 2000s.
An anti-gay review on Yelp that called a restaurant in Dorchester, Massachusetts “absolutely disgusting and unacceptable” prompted other customers to voice their support for the cafe. The review of Zia Gianna Bakery and Caffe, owned by Nino Barbalace, has since been removed from Yelp.
Officer Celeste Ayala, a new mom, took it upon herself to breastfeed a malnourished infant while she was working a shift earlier this month in Buenos Aires. "I want to make public this great gesture of love that you made today with that baby, who you did not know, but for who you did not hesitate to act like a mother," said Marcos Heredia, who posted the image to Facebook. “Actions like that of this cadet fill us with pride and force us to redouble our efforts, work and solidarity with our community,” a local volunteer fire department wrote of Ayala on Facebook.
Two days before President Bill Clinton was questioned by a grand jury about his relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky, Brett Kavanaugh, now President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, urged independent counsel Ken Starr not to go easy on the president, and provided Starr with a list of tough, explicit questions to ask. Kavanaugh — who as a judge on the federal circuit court of appeals for the District of Columbia has taken an expansive view of presidential power and prerogatives — at that time was “strongly opposed” to giving Clinton a “break” in his questioning.
KUALA LUMPUR/BEIJING (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that the Chinese-funded $20 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project and a natural gas pipeline project in Sabah will be canceled for now, according to media reports. Mahathir made the comments while addressing the media in Beijing during his five-day trip to China. The Prime Minister's office confirmed the comments Mahathir made to reporters in Beijing.
Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is comparing the protesters who helped topple a statue of a Confederate soldier with Nazis. The Charlotte Observer reports that McCrory asked Tuesday if the protesters are any different from Nazis who tore down statues and burned books in the 1920s and 1930s.
The jury began a fourth day of deliberations Tuesday in the trial of Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort, the first resulting from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Police said Monday that two teenage boys who were missing for days have been found shot to death in a field on Chicago’s South Side and that two people have been taken into custody for questioning. The bodies of 16-year-old Raysuan Turner and 17-year-old Darnelle Flowers were found Sunday night near Golden Gate Park. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said detectives believe the teens may have been killed during a robbery.
Witnesses say the vehicle crashed through a marina railing in Long Beach, California, and into the water.
WASHINGTON ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unveiled a sweeping plan on Tuesday to crack down on the lawful corruption she said has infected Washington policymaking. In a speech at the National Press Club, Warren blamed the lack of public trust in government on the undue influence of wealthy special interests and laws too toothless to curb them.
Nickole Atkinson told ABC News that her friend Shanann Watts’ marriage to Chris Watts had been strained when she and their two daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, went missing on Aug. 13. Two days later, Chris Watts was arrested. “He wasn’t being the loving Chris that he normally was,” Atkinson said in an interview that aired on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday.
The thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, experts have warned. Scientists said it could prove catastrophic for polar bears and seals, threatening their survival. The sea off the north coast of Greenland had long been known as “the last ice area” because it was expected to be the last place to remain frozen, given it had the oldest and thickest ice.
It appears that Elon Musk no longer follows Grimes on Twitter. Of course, breakup rumors are now flying, but Musk's behavior on the platform has been so erratic lately that this surprise unfollow could mean nothing. UPDATE: Aug. 20, 2018, 12:02 p.m. A spokesman for Musk declined to comment.
Microsoft announced Tuesday that it had uncovered — and thwarted — fresh Russian hacking attempts on U.S. political groups ahead of the November midterm elections. The hacking attempts, which targeted two conservative think-tanks, have been described as attempts to “disrupt democracy” itself and to undermine any institution, regardless of political affiliation, that challenges the Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Microsoft said it, in recent weeks, detected and pulled fake websites that appeared to spoof the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute.
Maduro on Friday stunned the South American nation by announcing a 96 percent devaluation and vowing to peg the bolivar currency to Venezuela's new 'petro', a cryptocurrency that experts have cast doubt on as a functional financial instrument. "I am looking for flights to leave on Wednesday, any way I can," Narvaez said in Venezuela's western oil hub of Punto Fijo, home to massive but deteriorated oil refineries. "I am sure this is going to get worse because the man's ideas lack all logic." Maduro, who argues that he is the victim of a Washington-led "economic war" designed to sabotage his administration through sanctions, said that using the petro will abolish the "tyranny" of the dollar and lead to an economic rebirth in Venezuela, an OPEC member state home to the world's biggest crude oil reserves.
The outburst came after a pair of New York Times reports that revealed White House counsel Don McGahn spoke extensively with Mueller’s investigators, sitting for 30 hours of interviews after the president encouraged McGahn to fully cooperate with an investigation he is now seeking to disparage. “Disgraced and discredited Bob Mueller and his whole group of Angry Democrat Thugs spent over 30 hours with the White House Councel [sic], only with my approval, for purposes of transparency,” Trump tweeted.
Police say a woman shot two co-workers at a Houston-area food distribution center, killing one and wounding the other. Missouri City police Capt. Paul Poulton says investigators are still trying to determine what prompted 38-year-old Kristine Peralez to open fire early Monday at the Ben E. Keith facility southwest of Houston. Poulton says Peralez had a social media posting indicating something significant was about to happen but it provided no specifics.
Asia Argento, one of the most prominent voices in the #MeToo movement, has denied allegations that she sexually assaulted a former co-star when he was 17 years old and said in a statement that it was her late partner Anthony Bourdain who insisted on paying her accuser to keep quiet. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Argento privately agreed to to pay $380,000 to Jimmy Bennett in the months after she became one of the first women to publicly accuse movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. Bennett, who starred in a in the 2004 film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things with Argento when he was 7, allegedly claimed in legal documents that Argento assaulted him in a California hotel room in 2013 when he was 17 and she was 37.
Mary Ann Mendoza, whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant, says victims' stories are being silenced by the press to support their anti-ICE agenda.
One woman, Lee Keum-seom, told CNN that she was seeing her son for the first time since he was 4 years old. ”(My family) in North Korea didn’t live long so I prayed for my son’s health,” she said. At 101 years old, Baik Seong-gu will finally meet his granddaughter, almost 70 years after being separated from his children during the Korean War.
There will be "no more cover ups" of sexual abuse in the Church, the Pope has vowed in a letter to all Catholics. In the groundbreaking document, addressed to the "people of God", Pope Francis admitted that the church had "delayed" the implementation
Turkish authorities detained two men suspected of shooting at the U.S. Embassy in the capital Ankara on Monday, in an attack that coincides with increased tensions between the two NATO allies over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey. Nobody was hurt in the attack, which President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman condemned as an attempt "to create chaos". The Turkish Foreign Ministry said it had increased security for the embassy and other U.S. missions and employees in Turkey.