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!' »
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.
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.
Pasco Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident in which a Sunlake High school resource officer slammed a student during an arrest.
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.
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.
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.
A man scheduled to appear in court to face gun charges Wednesday killed a sheriff's deputy in Maine, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store, officials said.
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.
Police in New York City have arrested the owner of a dog who bit a subway rider, officials said Thursday.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, came under fire earlier this month for failing to disclose business ties to two companies controlled by the Chinese government. Now new documents reviewed by HuffPost show that Pompeo’s links to foreign-owned oil and gas companies are even more extensive than was previously reported. Republicans expect to bring Pompeo’s nomination up for a vote before the full Senate this week.
Investigators in California narrowed in on the Golden State Killer suspect by using the genetic profile of a relative on ancestry websites that solicit DNA samples from users, a Sacramento County prosecutor said on Thursday. The suspect, identified as former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested on Tuesday outside the Sacramento-area home where he has lived for at least two decades.
Rachel Maddow reports on the myriad legal developments happening in Donald Trump's orbit, from his new lawyer Rudy Giuliani trying again on a Trump interview with Mueller, to his old lawyer asserting his Fifth Amendment rights in the Stormy Daniels
The president seems to have a lot he wanted to get off his chest. The president chastised the Justice Department for greenlighting the Russia probe into his campaign’s alleged ties with Russia rather than pursuing a separate investigation into former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
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.
Long-term use of certain anti-depressants have been linked to dementia in a large British study, researchers said Thursday, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause. The study in more than 300,000 people in Britain found that those diagnosed with dementia were almost a third more likely to have been prescribed so-called anticholinergic medicines to treat depression and certain bladder conditions between four and 20 years earlier. "What we don't know for sure is whether the medication is the cause" of the dementia, said George Savva from the University of East Anglia's School of Health Science.
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
Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte described the waters off Boracay as a "cesspool" before ordering the closure.
Yesterday’s bombshell announcement from Ford about killing off nearly its entire passenger-car lineup included mention of a new model called the Ford Focus Active, a crossoverized version of the company’s long-serving compact hatchback, which will be the only version of the Focus sold here in the near future. Although we don’t know full details about the U.S. version, the car had already been revealed as part of the all-new global Focus lineup, and we know plenty of info about it already. It’s best to think of the Focus Active as analogous to the Subaru Crosstrek, itself a version of the Subaru Impreza hatchback with a raised ride height and extra body cladding to give it a more rugged look.
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s unrelenting attacks on the free press have created a “Trump effect” promoting antagonism against journalists in the U.S. and abroad, the media watchdog and advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday in its annual World Press Freedom Index. The group, also known as Reporters Sans Frontières, attributed the downgrade to Trump’s incendiary anti-press rhetoric and his attempts to curtail media access. The rankings cite an overall decline in global press freedom, with a “climate of hatred” for the press that is “openly encouraged by political leaders.” The report said this is occurring in authoritarian countries that regularly rank at the bottom, including Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Russia, China and North Korea.
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.
By Margarita Antidze and Hasmik Mkrtchyan YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenia's acting prime minister on Wednesday suggested calling a parliamentary election as tens of thousands staged a new protest in the capital against the ruling elite. Although the protests have been peaceful, the upheaval has threatened to destabilize Armenia, an ally of Russia, in a volatile region riven by its decades-long, low-level conflict with neighboring Azerbaijan. Moscow has two military bases in the ex-Soviet republic, and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Armenian President Armen Sarkissian by phone on Wednesday.
French President Emmanuel Macron told Congress Wednesday he’s positive that the United States will return to the Paris Agreement on climate change, after spending several cordial days with President Trump. Speaking to a joint meeting of Congress, Macron emphasized the importance and history of the Franco-American alliance, which dates to the American Revolution. The main topic of his discussions with Trump was the pact to freeze Iran’s nuclear program, which the U.S. president has threatened to scrap but France wants to keep in force.
Boeing reported a surge in first-quarter profits on Wednesday and lifted its full-year earnings forecast following a strong performance in commercial aviation and defense programs. The results again reflect broad health in commercial aviation as the airline industry enjoys a more stable financial period and as flying becomes much more common in the Middle East, Asia and other developing regions. A big player in China, Boeing has often been seen as vulnerable to a trade war between the United States and China, a possibility that topped Wall Street's list of worries earlier this month but has receded of late amid softer rhetoric between Washington and Beijing.
Tampa Bay and the Nashville Predators, least season's runner-up, are tied with the best odds to raise the Stanley Cup come June. Ahead of Thursday night's quarterfinal action, take a look below at each remaining team's odds of winning the Stanley Cup, via Vegas Insider.
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