The Texas politician whom President-elect Donald Trump is said to be considering for his Cabinet doesn’t let the truth get in the way of a good story. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has been taken to task for disseminating misinformation on his Facebook page to his nearly 340,000 followers. Y’all are holding me to the same standards as you would a news organization, and you know it’s just Facebook,” Miller said in an interview with Austin-based KUT News on Wednesday.
Today on Drive Wire: Uber has released a list of behaviors that can get users banned from the ride-hailing app. Uber users are prohibited from damaging other people’s property, committing fraud, or drinking in the car—where it isn’t legally permitted, of course.
A UPS driver has been hailed as a hero after cops say he helped to save a Missouri woman who'd been beaten and held captive by her husband for more than 15 hours. According to police, the driver arrived that morning and, as he took the package from the woman, she wrote "contact 911" on it. The concerned driver did just that and deputies soon arrested 33-year old James Jordan.
The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. Talk about a price range. The Alfa Romeo Giulia starts at $38,990, but can be hiked all the way to a staring price of $73,595 for the much-anticipated Quadrifoglio. According to reports, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe will get an AMG treatment and will be called the E50.
Harsh wintry weather is forcing some protesters against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline to leave a vast camp in North Dakota. The Morton County Sheriff's Office estimates between 1,800 and 2,200 people remain at the camp on federal land. Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault has called for the camp to disband, though Native American rights activist Chase Iron Eyes has implored protesters to stay.
The US-led military coalition has killed a leader of the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Pentagon said on Saturday. "Coalition warplanes targeted and killed Tunisian Boubaker al-Hakim, in Raqa, Syria" on November 26, Pentagon spokesman Ben Sakrisson said in a statement emailed to AFP. "Al-Hakim was an ISIL leader and longtime terrorist with deep ties to French and Tunisian Jihadist elements," he added, using an alternate acronym for the IS group.
Vehicles made by 19 different automakers have been recalled to replace frontal airbags on the driver’s side or passenger’s side, or both in what NHTSA has called "the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history." The airbags, made by major
Take a look back at this week's top news headlines, including the deadly wildfire in the Great Smoky Mountains. I was at a major theme dominating this week's headlines from that deadly wildfire in the grace that he mountains to the devastation. And tragic
Do us a favor, right now: Open a new browser window (it’s very important to us that you keep this one open, FWIW), type “gt500” into Google, and hit return. As in, a car that Ford hasn’t officially announced yet. Clicking on the link itself simply redirects users to the basic Mustang info page on the Ford website.
The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Citing U.S. officials briefed on the matter, the Post said intelligence agencies had identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including the chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, to WikiLeaks. The officials described the individuals as people known to the intelligence community who were part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and reduce Clinton's chances of winning the election.
A Christian Iraqi girl holds her mothers hand during the celebration of Santa Barbara in Om Al-Auna church in Irbil, Iraq; Tibetan Buddhist monks perform a dance called ‘cham’ wearing traditional masks, at the Sherabling monastery; and Russian artist
A high school student was shot and critically injured by a school district officer in Reno, Nevada, after allegedly threatening his classmate with a knife on Wednesday, according to local reports. The shooting occurred in the midst of a physical altercation the victim was having with another student at Hug High School, Reno Police Chief Jason Soto said.
With the exception of the addition of the Lamborghini Aventador SV, the 691-horsepower Aventador has remained relatively unchanged since it entered production almost six years ago. A patent unearthed by Autocar showed that a new model called the Aventador S is on its way. There's no official word on what changes the Aventador might be on the receiving end of, but it is likely there will be a moderate physical facelift, as is usually the case for cars deep into their life cycle.
Conjoined twin girls who shared much of their lower body were successfully separated after a surgery that took 17 hours, their doctors said. The 2-year-old girls, Erika and Eva Sandoval, were born joined from the lower chest downwards, and shared a liver, a bladder and a leg, according to a statement from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, California, where the surgery was performed. The marathon surgery to separate the twins required a team of about 50 doctors, nurses and operating staff, and was finished in the early morning of Dec. 7.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and leading diplomats pleaded Saturday for safe passage for civilians and respect for Syria's crippled opposition, as Syrian government forces neared victory over rebels in Aleppo after a devastating blitz. With tens of thousands fleeing and prospects increasingly grim for the Western-backed opposition, Kerry insisted that even if Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces conquer Aleppo, "war will not end," because its underlying causes remain unresolved. Kerry and European and Arab diplomats, meeting Saturday in Paris with Syrian opposition leaders, called for a cease-fire and prepared for a post-battle plan.
Beverly Hills Cop actor Judge Reinhold has been charged with disorderly conduct after exhibiting some bizarre behavior at a Texas airport Thursday night. The actor was taken into custody at Love Field Airport in Dallas after ripping off his shirt and screaming obscenities during a TSA screening. TSA agents called Dallas Police.
John H. Glenn, the former Naval cadet, distinguished Marine Corps combat pilot, supersonic aviation pioneer, and NASA mainstay, best known as one of seven original Project Mercury astronauts, the first American to orbit Earth, and for his outstanding work as the longtime Democratic senator of Ohio, died on Thursday.
OPEC officials met Saturday with Russia and other oil producers to try to persuade them to lower production under a pact to stem a global glut and lift prices. The talks, taking place at the oil cartel's headquarters in Vienna, aim to nail down details on an accord reached late last month. Under the deal, OPEC also wants oil-producing nations which are not members of the group to lower their output by 600,000 barrels a day.
By Idrees Ali KABUL (Reuters) - The United States will "remain committed" to Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday, amid questions about what President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policy will mean for the country as it faces a renewed Taliban insurgency. Carter arrived in the Afghan capital earlier on an unannounced visit and met U.S. troops and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. "America is, and will remain, committed to a sovereign and secure Afghanistan," Carter told a news conference with Ghani.
Ditching your crappy apartments and moving into vans full-time is a thing, again. This isn’t exactly a new phenomenon as Americans have always had a fascination with vans. People are fed up with the hustle and bustle of the daily grind and are turning in their resignations at Starbucks to hit the road indefinitely.
Chris Mumma says the only way to resolve the questions in the case is for the DNA evidence to be retested. Reporter: Ever since the day 20 yearold Ira yarmolenko's bright life was cut short, mark carver's answers have been the same.
These animals might not be snarling, but they’re still looking fierce! The remarkable series of photographs include a pelican with its wings around its children, a panda chomping on a bamboo stick and a cheetah gazing into the distance.A supermodel in
Authorities in New York have turned to a controversial DNA technique as a last resort in identifying the killer of Karina Vetrano, a 30-year-old jogger who was murdered while running in Queens in August. A DNA sample was retrieved from Vetrano’s body when she was found but did not produce a match in either state or local databases. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown asked the State Commission on Forensic Science Thursday to authorize the use of a DNA technique called familial searching which uses obtained DNA to identify a criminal’s relatives.
The United States is urging a smooth and peaceful transition in South Korea after the allied nation's president was impeached. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said that policy consistency and continuity was "paramount" including in trade and economic relations and in defending against North Korean threats. Toner said the U.S. looks forward to working with Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn following the parliamentary vote Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
The GIFs run the gamut across the space agency’s expansive spread of missions. The GIFS have been scattered across the space agency’s GIPHY and Pinterest pages, so feel free to browse them both at your leisure and see what gems you can dig up.