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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders began her briefing on Wednesday by reading a statement from President Trump announcing his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a prominent critic of the current administration. The statement went on to list other current and former officials whose clearances would be under review. Brennan served as CIA director from 2013 until Trump took office last year.
Authorities say more than 70 people in New Haven, Connecticut, have been taken to area hospitals for suspected drug overdoses that may be linked to a synthetic version of marijuana laced with an opioid. Authorities suspect K2, a manmade cannabinoid also known as spice, is to blame for the incident. An emergency department physician told the New Haven Register on Wednesday that the Drug Enforcement Agency had found fentanyl, a highly potent synthetic drug, mixed with the K2, although the DEA has yet to confirm that assessment. New Haven police said a man “known” to authorities who was out on parole had been arrested as a person of interest in the mass overdoses.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) declared a state of emergency on Monday as a months-long red tide continues to spread throughout the region’s waters, killing hundreds of turtles and sickening people in coastal communities. The red tide ― a harmful bloom of algae that occurs naturally ― began last year and has spread through the Gulf of Mexico, now spanning some 150 miles. Fish and other wildlife have been washing up dead on beaches throughout Florida, including more than 300 sea turtles, manatees and even a whale shark that may have been killed by the phenomenon.
The courthouse was locked down after a backlash against the judge's decision culminated in threats.
Closing arguments were expected Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman accused of tax evasion and bank fraud. Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses. Manafort himself chose not to testify.
From cross-country road trips to intercontinental excursions, it’s not out of the ordinary to plan a trip within your trip.Even if you’re only headed a few hours away from your main destination, planning a getaway while on a getaway can put you in a completely
If you just bought a 2019 Subaru Ascent, the brand’s new three-row SUV, the company may replace it with another brand-new car because of an unusual recall for a flaw that dealers can’t repair. Subaru is recalling 293 vehicles in the U.S. because they’re missing spot welds in the B-pillar (that’s the vertical structural element behind the front door, where it latches). Since local dealers aren’t equipped with or trained to use welding robots, all of the affected cars must be returned to Subaru and crushed.
The new Ford Mustang Bullitt is inspired by the Steve McQueen film with the same name. Steeda now offers a new Steve McQueen Edition of the Bullitt Mustang. Built with input from Steve McQueen's son, Chad McQueen, as well as the McQueen Racing group, Steeda's upgraded Bullitt comes with a bunch of new performance add-ons.
Death penalty opponents protested Nebraska's execution of its longest-serving death row inmate at a rally outside the state Capitol. The event drew more than 150 people early Tuesday evening, hours after state officials executed Carey Dean Moore for the 1979 slayings of two Omaha cab drivers. Protesters toted signs that read, "How dare you kill in my name" and "Pro-Death Pete," a reference to Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts, a death penalty supporter who helped pay for a petition drive to reinstate capital punishment after lawmakers abolished it in 2015.
President Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault Newman (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Carolyn Kaster/AP, Getty Images (2), AP) In his sudden Twitter eruption against turncoat aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, in which Trump has already called her
The jurors’ 884-page report allowed Pennsylvania Catholics to finally grasp the extent of the abuse ― and cover-up ― in six dioceses: Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton. Over the course of two years, jurors identified 301 “predator priests” and more than 1,000 victims. Catholic leaders, including former bishops, actively worked to protect abusers and the church’s public reputation, while brushing aside victims’ reports, the jurors claim.
Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar won the Democratic primary on Tuesday for the state’s 5th Congressional District, putting her on a path to make history. Omar defeated four other Democratic candidates in a crowded race to fill the seat that opened up when Rep. Keith Ellison (D) announced his bid to become the state’s attorney general. In the solidly Democratic district, Omar is the favorite to prevail.
At least, that certainly seemed to be the case for a Bristol, CT bear, who cruised through Crazy Bruce’s liquor store earlier this week. According to security video procured by the Hartford Courant, the savvy bear set off the automatic sliding door of the establishment in a Shop Rite Plaza on Monday, making it easy enough to step inside. “One of the guys saw him outside and at first thought it was a big dog, but when he came into the foyer you could see,” Dan Niedzwiecki, an assistant store manager, told the Courant.
Jessie the parrot was decidedly unimpressed when a firefighter came to rescue her from a rooftop in London on Monday morning.The Macaw, who escaped from her owner’s home and perched on a nearby roof for three days, spewed profanity at her attempted rescuer
In a few minutes, hundreds of undocumented migrants chasing the American dream will ride by atop the train as it passes through her village, Cordoba, crossing the eastern state of Veracruz on its way to the United States. Romero is part of a group of 12 women who pass bottled water and bags of food up to the migrants to help them on their dangerous journey. Then one day "The Beast" ground to a halt in Cordoba, and the men jumped to the ground and begged her for help.
Ford aims to turn the building into a campus of offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services. The second largest U.S. automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan, about 10 miles from Detroit, announced the project in June, but had not previously disclosed costs until a community meeting on Tuesday. The company said Tuesday in a statement it is "working with federal, state and local economic development groups and officials, seeking at least $250 million in tax or other incentives to support the development of the five Corktown sites Ford has purchased." Ford said total investment in the development of the train station and developing 45 acres of vacant land will cost approximately $740 million over the next four years.
From Car and DriverAspiration-the human emotion, not the breathing variety-is a funny thing. People’s hopes and yearnings, goals and ambitions, can change over a lifetime, and it’s likely that one generation will value things differently
Japan raised alert levels on a small southern volcanic island on Wednesday, urging its 105 residents to prepare for an evacuation amid growing risks of an eruption. Japan Meteorological Agency raised the warning for Kuchinoerabu island from two to four on a scale of five. The volcano had the last major eruption in May 2015, forcing the island's entire population of about 140 at that time to seek safety on nearby Yakushima island for several months.
Defense attorney Kevin Downing makes a statement to the media after leaving federal court Tuesday. The trial of President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is coming to a quieter than expected end. Manafort’s defense team rested its case on Tuesday without presenting any evidence, which means the trial will move on to closing arguments from both sides at a federal courthouse in Virginia on Wednesday.
A grand jury indicted Arthur Williams on charges of first-degree felony assault, second-degree misdemeanor assault and misconduct in office, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Tuesday. “It is important that the community knows there is one standard of justice, no matter your sex, race religion, or occupation,” Mosby said in a statement.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hasn’t “won” a lot of the Democratic primaries this year in which he championed progressive candidates. As he did in his two previous campaigns for U.S. Senate, Sanders has indicated he will turn down the nomination so he can run as an independent instead of a Democrat. “The Vermont Democratic Party has a strong, productive and close relationship with Senator Sanders,” party spokesman Christopher Di Mezzo said in an email.
Two Greek soldiers facing espionage charges in Turkey are due to fly home early on Wednesday after a provincial court released them, in a ruling Athens said would help to improve strained ties between the two NATO allies. The soldiers crossed into Turkey in March, in what Greece said was an accident while they were following the trail of suspected illegal migrants. The same court ruled for their release on Tuesday after they said in a defense statement they had crossed the border by mistake, state news agency Anadolu said.
Impressive images of these alien-like creatures were captured underwater — photographer Cai Songda is a keen diver and did not miss the chance to snap pictures of the unique “aliens.” Cai, who is from Manila, Philippines, went on several diving trips
A sixth first responder has died battling this year’s wildfires in California, fighting what has become the largest wildfire in California’s history. The firefighter, who was from Utah but has not been named, was fighting the Mendocino Complex blaze along the Mendocino National Forest when he suffered fatal injuries on Monday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said. The firefighter’s death is the first attributed to the Mendocino Complex fires, which as of Tuesday morning had spread across more than 305,400 acres and was 68 percent contained, Cal Fire said.
Hopes were fading on Wednesday night of finding any more survivors in the tangled wreckage of the motorway bridge that collapsed in Genoa. Search and rescue operations continued even though fire fighters and police were not hearing any cries for help from within the mountains of smashed concrete slabs, twisted steel and crushed cars. “We are no longer hearing any audible signs of life, but we are not going to stop searching,” Luciano Roncalli, a fire service officer, told the The Telegraph.