The former CIA director — who pleaded guilty in 2015 to mishandling classified information that he shared with his mistress, Paula Broadwell — would apparently need to get permission from a probation officer to leave North Carolina to fulfill his duties as secretary of state, a condition of Petraeus’ two-year probation. “The defendant shall notify the probation officer within 72 hours of any change in residence or employment,” read a court judgment, which was shared on Twitter by USA Today reporter Brad Heath.
Breitbart News is blasting the decision by Kellogg’s to pull its advertising from the far-right conservative website and encouraging its readers to boycott the breakfast cereal maker. “For Kellogg’s, an American brand, to blacklist Breitbart News in order to placate left-wing totalitarians is a disgraceful act of cowardice,” Alex Marlow, Breitbart editor in chief, wrote in article published online Wednesday. “Boycotting Breitbart News for presenting mainstream American ideas is an act of discrimination and intense prejudice.
Three weeks after Sherri Papini disappeared, the question of whether she was dead or alive was answered when the young mother and wife was spotted waving frantically for help along a California freeway early on Thanksgiving morning.
Levi’s has a simple request: Come for the jeans, but leave the heat at home. Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh released an open letter Wednesday requesting that gun owners do not bring their firearms into any of their stores when shopping for jeans. “Providing a safe environment to work and shop is a top priority for us at Levi Strauss & Co. That imperative is quickly challenged, however, when a weapon is carried into one of our stores,” he wrote in the letter.
An iron gate from Dachau concentration camp in Germany with the notorious "Arbeit macht frei" (work sets you free) slogan has been found in western Norway two years after it was stolen, police said on Friday. "The gate is in okay condition and will be returned to German authorities as soon as practical," police in the western city of Bergen wrote in a statement. Police got an anonymous tip that led to the find and a source said no arrests had been made.
A military jeep took the ashes of Fidel Castro on a four-day journey across Cuba on Wednesday, with islanders lining the roads to bid farewell to the late communist icon. After two days of tributes to Castro in Cuba's capital, the "caravan of freedom" departed Havana in the morning for a 950-kilometer (590-mile) trek, back on the route of his revolution's victory tour of 1959. Hundreds of thousands chanted "I am Fidel!" and "Viva Fidel!" as the convoy headed on a long trip through the countryside that will end with a burial in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba on Sunday.
Human-induced earthquakes have rattled Oklahoma in recent years, a state known more for its wide-open plains than havoc-wreaking temblors. This water is pumped as part of the oil and gas production process in Oklahoma and other states in the central and eastern United States. Injecting wastewater from oil and gas extraction into underground wells has occurred for decades in Oklahoma without raising concern over induced seismicity, but in 2009, the rate and volume of injection massively increased, according to the study.
Family members of a Houston-area high school student who killed herself are rallying for tighter laws against cyberbullying. Brandy Vela's family says cyberbullying pushed the 18-year-old over the edge, leading her to shoot herself in the chest Tuesday afternoon at the family's Texas City home as family members watched. "I heard someone crying," Brandy's 22-year-old sister, Jacqueline Vela, told KPRC-TV (http://bit.ly/2gS7QII) of Houston, "so I ran upstairs and I looked in her room, and she's against the wall and she has a gun pointed at her chest and she's just crying and crying and I'm like, 'Brandy, please don't.
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha light the 2016 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.First lady
Michigan's elections board is set to consider Friday a request from the lawyers of President-elect Donald Trump that could block a recount effort in the state. Green Party candidate Jill Stein filed a hand recount of some 4.8 million Michigan ballots just before a deadline earlier this week. Trump lawyers have gone after Stein, calling her a "bottom-dwelling candidate," in their efforts to block the recount, according to the Associated Press. The Trump lawyers argued Stein, who received about 1 percent of the vote in the state, didn't have good reason to push for an recount.
"On behalf of the United Nations, I want to say very clearly we apologize to the Haitian people," he said three times -- in Haitian Creole, French and English -- to the UN General Assembly. "We simply did not do enough with regards to the cholera outbreak and its spread in Haiti," Ban said.
Anna Faris says Chris Pratt cheating rumors made her feel “incredibly insecure,” Amy Sherman-Palladino reminds fans that Rory has choices, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome new baby boy, and Kim Kardashian threw Kanye West a welcome home party. Get all the details at MarieClaire.com!
For stopping to help a dying woman, a Louisiana teen was shot twice and run over by a car, authorities said. Daniel Wesley, 17, was driving on a Baton Rouge street when he saw a woman who had been shot and pushed out of a vehicle, he said. Read: Teen
The death toll from a devastating blaze in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee rose to 11 on Thursday, the highest loss of civilian life from a single U.S. wildfire in 13 years. Investigators have determined the so-called Chimney Tops 2 fire, which laid waste to whole neighborhoods in the resort town of Gatlinburg earlier this week, was caused by unspecified human activity, officials said. Total property losses from the fire have been put at more than 700 structures, with most of the destruction in Gatlinburg, known as the "gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains," in eastern Tennessee, about 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Knoxville.
The scope of the toll the six-week old battle for Mosul has taken on Iraqi forces emerged Thursday, with UN figures showing that around 2,000 had been killed in fighting last month alone. While high casualty tolls were expected for what has been Iraq's toughest battle against the Islamic State group to date, few figures had been released. The United Nations' mission in Iraq released monthly casualty figures for November that showed 1,959 members of the Iraqi forces were killed just last month and 450 others wounded.
A $2 million to $3 million project to modernize the Washington Monument's elevator will be paid for by businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein. Rubenstein's gift to the National Park Foundation was announced Friday.
The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp that was stolen two years ago, prompting an international outcry, appears to have been found in western Norway, police said Friday. The gate, bearing the slogan "Arbeit macht frei," or "Work sets you free," was located in the Bergen area of Norway after authorities received an anonymous tip, German police said in a statement. Authorities said they were trying to determine if the recovered gate is authentic, but police said there was a "high probability it is the iron gate stolen in Dachau," Bavarian police said.
Less than one week after being crowned World Champion for the first time in his career, Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula 1. Rosberg’s retirement is a total shocker, both abrupt and unprecedented. Rosberg spent this past season under a microscope, as the rivalry between his side of the garage and that of his teammate, Lewis Hamilton, reached outright warring.
President-elect Donald Trump has already spoken to 44 world leaders on the phone since winning the U.S. election, including several conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. On Wednesday, Trump made his first overture to former Soviet Central Asia, speaking with Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan. The pair talked counterterrorism, nuclear nonproliferation, and ways the Trump administration could actually mend fences, as promised during the campaign, with Moscow.
By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Carnival Corp's Princess Cruise Lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges for polluting the seas and deliberate acts to cover it up, and pay a record $40 million criminal penalty, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. The charges against Carnival's Santa Clarita, California-based Princess unit stem from "illegal dumping of oil contaminated waste from the Caribbean Princess cruise ship," the department said in a statement on the company's "deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up." Shares of Carnival, the world's largest cruise operator, were down more than 2 percent at $50.29 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange after the announcement. The Caribbean Princess had been making illegal discharges since 2005 using bypass equipment - including a so-called "magic pipe" - to circumvent pollution-prevention equipment that separates oil and monitors oil levels in the ship's water, the department said.
A Burmese python in the Everglades with a penchant for venison gulped down three whole deer — one doe and two fawns — before wildlife officials captured and euthanized it, a new study reveals. The gustatory feat sets a record: It's the first invasive Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) caught with three deer in its gut, said study co-lead author Scott Boback, an associate professor of biology at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. The python probably attacked and ate the deer at different times over a 90-day period, Boback said.
Former NFL player Joe McKnight was gunned down in New Orleans on Thursday. The only silver lining was police arrested the alleged shooter, 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, who handed his gun over to police at the scene.
A shelter dog's joyous moment quickly turned to devastation as her owners arrived at the care center, but not for her. Zuzu, the 2-year-old German shepherd mix named after the girl from It’s A Wonderful Life, became an internet sensation Friday after a volunteer at Downey Animal Care Center posted video of the dog crazily wagging her tail as her previous owners came to her temporary home. After the video was posted on Facebook, comments were abundant.
Ihsan Ismail has spoken to his family just twice in a month. In the desperate flight from their village outside Mosul they were separated and are now confined to different camps for the displaced. More than 70,000 people have fled their homes since Iraqi forces launched their offensive on October 17 to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, from the Islamic State group.
The Somali-born student who injured nearly a dozen people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University showed few signs of bitterness despite what must have been a difficult early life, and he even danced onto the stage when he graduated from community college. Abdul Razak Ali Artan was fatally shot by a university police officer when he refused to drop his knife during Monday's attack.