The U.S. territory is battling dangerous flooding after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island and knocked out the entire power grid.Category 3 storm nears Turks and Caicos »
Trump has insisted the GOP tax reform will not include tax cuts for the wealthy, however, little information has been released and the POLITICO-Harvard poll finds that voters are split on whether Republicans will follow through on that promise.
Less than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him. “I will not tell you this is not who we are, as the events of the past few weeks belie that,” wrote Cornell President Martha Pollack in a statement on Sunday. The black student, identified only as a Cornell junior and member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, told The Cornell Daily Sun he’d arrived home at 1 a.m. on Friday morning to find a group of strangers “shoving” his friends.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico is unreachable by land or phone as communications systems are shattered and vast swaths of the island are flooded.
Here in Spain’s second-largest city, long a magnet for American tourists, life on the surface appears as festive as ever, from the beach terraces laden with pitchers of sangria to the crowds browsing the kiosks on the pedestrian median of La Rambla, which almost immediately returned to normal after last month’s terror attack. But the tension brewing just below the surface of Catalonia, the wealthy northeast region of 7.5 million of which Barcelona is capital, burst into the open Wednesday morning with a series of raids by national police on the regional ministry of finance, leading to at least a dozen arrests of senior officials, followed by hours of flag-waving marches and demonstrations. At issue is a wave of Catalan nationalism culminating in a referendum on secession, scheduled for Oct. 1.
Former President Barack Obama mocked Republicans in a speech on Wednesday for repeated efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law also known as Obamacare. “The legislation that we passed was full of things that still needed to be fixed,” Obama said at an event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York City. GOP leaders on Capitol Hill made repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act the No. 1 priority following President Trump’s inauguration.
A baby’s baptism ended in tragedy on Tuesday when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked a Mexico church, killing nearly a dozen family members, according to reports
Peggy lives along the edge of Saturn and is an anomaly from which researchers have been unable to unearth the source. The bizarre disturbance was first noticed in 2013 by London researcher Carl Murray, who named it after his mother-in-law after making the discovery on her birthday.
On Wednesday, Mediaite published a full eight minutes of outtakes from the MSNBC host’s Aug. 29 broadcast of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” Apparently O’Donnell’s earpiece was acting up that night, a malfunction he repeatedly sounded off about between segments. This has been updated with O’Donnell’s comments on Twitter.
By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure that has caused a slump in sales of diesel cars in major markets, with governments announcing plans to ban vehicles powered by conventional combustion engines. Greenpeace said its volunteers had boarded the ship in the Thames Estuary in an attempt to stop it unloading at the port of Sheerness in the southeast of England.
Donald Trump has returned to ruin the lives of citizens in “South Park” yet again, despite show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s previous hints that the series wouldn’t satirize the president this season. “We decided to just kind of back off and let them do their comedy and we’ll do ours,” Parker had said of the Trump administration in February. Later the duo clarified that they might occasionally have a Trump storyline, but didn’t want to focus on the president as much as they did last season, during which they repeatedly addressed the election and Trump’s subsequent win.
Rescuers scrambled to dig through the rubble of a Mexico City school into Thursday morning in a rescue attempt that intensified when signs of life were spotted against all odds. The school was leveled, along with around 40 other buildings across the Mexican capital. Throughout the area, more than 50 people have been rescued alive from beneath rubble.
Maria “will essentially devastate most of the island,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said earlier this week. “After Irma, the people of Puerto Rico stood up and helped others,” he said, according to USA Today. Fewer than half of Americans, however, even realize that Puerto Ricans are American citizens.
For the first time in American military history, the Marines are reportedly poised to have a female infantry officer. According to the Washington Post, an unnamed woman is expected to ascend to the leadership rank on Monday after having passed a required training course. The unprecedented development follows the American government opening military combat jobs to women during the Obama administration.
That talk of a bipartisan health care bill was a pleasant dream while it lasted. The day after Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., shelved their effort to reach an agreement on how to improve upon the Affordable Care Act, observers of the process gave varied explanations for why Republicans and Democrats failed once again to solve the problem. Republicans have been talking about repealing former President Obama’s 2010 health care law for nearly a decade, and Alexander’s focus was on preventing harm to Americans who might be hurt by rising premiums in the next year.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WHERE HURRICANE MARIA IS HEADINGThe strengthening Category 3 storm is lashing the Dominican Republic and is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos
A New Jersey man who won nearly a $340 million jackpot in the Powerball lottery four years ago has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor over the course of three years, prosecutors said. Pedro Quezada, a 49-year-old based in Wayne Township, is facing two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said Wednesday, according to NJ.com. In 2013, Quezada won $338 million in one of the largest Powerball payouts in the state’s history.
In May, the Social Security Administration released the list of most popular baby names in the U.S. Now, our neighbors across the pond are sharing their data.On Wednesday, the Office for National Statistics released the list of the most popular baby names
Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.
President Trump has a long history of consorting with conspiracy theorists, including Alex Jones and Roger Stone. Michael D’Antonio, the author of Trump biographies “Never Enough” and “The Truth About Trump,” said the president has confessed to being a little paranoid and suggested this can help someone succeed in business. “I think Trump is temperamentally inclined toward conspiracy theories and, at the same time, disinclined to do the work of studying matters fully,” D’Antonio told Yahoo News.
Ultimately, while American attempts to shoot-down a North Korean missile are unlikely to trigger an accidental nuclear war, it might not be good idea stress the Russian early warning system. The best option—time permitting—would be to forewarn Moscow of any attempt to shoot down a North Korean missile. If the United States decides to attempt to shoot down future North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests using the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, it is likely that Russia’s early warning system will not mistake the interceptors for a potential nuclear attack.
Joseph Lovergive’s Halloween display of a man who’d been decapitated by his Greeneville home’s garage door was so life-like that his neighbor, Johnny Riddle, reported what he thought was a dead body to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday. “I thought it was somebody,” Riddle later told WJHL. Deputies showed up at Lovergive’s house and soon determined that the “body” was a Halloween decoration that the homeowner had put out more than a month early.
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump, a billionaire, is reportedly using money raised by the Republican National Committee to cover legal fees associated with the Department of Justice investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has used over $230,000 in money raised by the RNC for his own legal defense, according to Reuters. In a bit of an ironic twist, the RNC money with which Trump is paying for his legal defense is available for him to use thanks to the work of Clinton’s campaign lawyer, Marc Elias.
By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices settled up 2 percent on Wednesday despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. Brent crude futures rose $1.06, or 1.9 percent, to $56.20 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 93 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $50.41. U.S. crude oil stockpiles jumped last week as imports and production increased, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, as operations resumed from the impact of Hurricane Harvey which hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 25.
“When I sat with Putin in meetings, he looked more like one of those guys on the subway who imperiously spreads their legs wide, encroaching on everyone else’s space, as if to say 'I take what I want' and 'I have so little respect for you that I'’m going to act as if I’m at home lounging in my bathrobe,'" the former first lady wrote in the book.
A man suspected in the shooting of a Kansas Department of Revenue employee in Wichita was under investigation by the agency and owed nearly $400,000 in sales taxes related to his construction business, according to police and records. Ricky Todd Wirths, 51, walked into the taxation side of the Wichita office on Tuesday afternoon and asked to see Cortney Holloway, a tax seizure agent, according to Wichita police officer Charley Davidson. The two men were discussing Wirths' case when Wirths pulled out a gun and shot Holloway, Davidson said at a news conference Wednesday.