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President Donald Trump is receiving backlash for attacking the "failing" New York Times shortly after being briefed on an attempted terror attack in New York City Monday. ".@POTUS has been briefed on the explosion in New York City," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Twitter at 8:13 a.m.
Police identified the suspect as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, who they said is a U.S. resident from the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong. According to investigators, Ullah, who had no criminal record, triggered the bomb intentionally and mentioned the self-described Islamic State after his arrest. The bomber reportedly told investigators he was inspired by terror attacks on Christmas markets in Europe, and chose the location in Manhattan due to its holiday-themed posters, The New York Times reported.
On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Sandy Hook Promise — an organization founded by parents of the victims of the 2012 massacre — has released another powerful public service advertisement aimed at preventing future school shootings. The video, entitled “Tomorrow’s News,” imagines a local news report that predicts the next day’s school massacre. The spot then runs through interviews with the familiar cast of school shooting witnesses: parents, teachers, students and first responders.
It’s possible the Thomas Fire will move up in the rankings in the coming days, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ― also known as Cal Fire ― said Sunday. On Cal Fire’s list of the state’s 20 largest fires, which uses records dating back to 1932, the Thomas Fire is the only blaze to occur in December, with nearly every other record fire burning during the hot, summer months. “It’s December, and it’s amazing to be able to say we aren’t out of fire season,” Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott said at a new conference on Saturday.
New York City police say a man had an explosive device strapped on when it detonated while he was underground in the subway. The device went off in a corridor connecting the Times Square and Port Authority stations on the city's west side, one of the busiest commuter hubs, at 7:30am during the morning rush. At least four people total also suffered non-life threatening injuries such as ringing in ears, headaches, and scrapes according to police officials.
A famous Chinese ‘rooftopper’ fell to his death from a skyscraper in a daring £11,000 challenge as he sought to use his fame to help lift his family out of poverty, media reported. Wu Yongning, aged 26, fell from the summit of the 62-storey Huayuan Hua Centre in the central city of Changsha, apparently as he attempted to scoop 100,000 yuan (£11,200) for a clip promoting an unnamed sponsor, reports say. The former movie stuntman had one million followers on the Chinese Internet and was well known for fearlessly scaling towering skyscrapers without any safety equipment.
Rutgers University removed a professor accused of posting anti-Semitic statements on Facebook from his position as a director at the New Jersey school. Michael Chikindas will no longer serve as director of the Center for Digestive Health at the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, Rutgers President Robert Barchi said Friday. Barchi called the situation "sad and deeply troubling." He said the university is seeking further disciplinary action against the professor through the faculty union.
Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump’s presidential term.
Batali is taking a leave of absence from his position at Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, a management company that supports over 20 restaurants. The second woman alleged that Batali inappropriately touched her twice when she worked for him in the late 1990s. She said the first incident was when Batali grabbed her butt without her consent.
Juanita Broaddrick, who was a volunteer on Clinton's campaign when the alleged rape occurred, came out of relative obscurity last year during 2016 presidential campaign alongside Trump. My reply "All allegations of sexual assault should be respectfully heard and given a fair assessment. "Why did I support President Trump?
After another brutal rape and murder of a young Indian girl, demonstrators have gathered in the northern state of Haryana to protest the failure of police to identify a culprit days after the crime, BBC reports.
Total nuclear destruction is “only one impulsive tantrum away,” this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner warned while accepting the award for an international anti-nuclear weapons campaign. Sooner or later, if we fail to act, our luck will run out,” Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), said during a ceremony in Oslo on Sunday. “The risk for nuclear weapons use is even greater today than at the end of the Cold War.
Locally windy conditions will keep the fire danger elevated across Southern California through Thursday as air quality concerns mount. The strongest and most prolonged Santa Ana wind event so far this season fanned the massive blazes that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate, killed dozens of horses and destroyed more than 800 buildings. After increasing over the weekend, the Santa Ana winds have lessened some.
Kelsey Grammer has spoken about his grief following his sister’s murder in 1975. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, the Frasier actor said he has forgiven the man who sexually assaulted and killed his sister. Karen Grammer was abducted, raped and murdered at the age of 18 by Freddie Glenn and accomplice Michael Corbett on 1 July 1975.
Suspicions are growing that North Korea has resumed forging $100 dollar bills that are so realistic that they are virtually indistinguishable from genuine currency. It took a team of forgery specialists at South Korea's KEB Hana Bank to confirm that a single $100 bill found at a branch in Seoul in November was a fake. While previous "supernotes" were dated either 2001 or 2003, the new forgeries are dated 2006 and are even more sophisticated in the ink, the printing processes and the material that they use.
Washington, D.C. (December 11, 2017)—Vladimir Putin is no chess master. The Atlantic staff writer Julia Ioffe spent months reporting on her native Russia to determine “What Putin Really Wants,”appearing on the cover of The Atlantic’s January/February 2018 issue and published today at TheAtlantic.com. In the wide-ranging cover story, Ioffe offers the definitive telling of how the Kremlin, despite its limitations, pulled off one of the greatest acts of political sabotage in modern history.
The Supreme Court wrestled with a clash between religious freedom and LGBTQ rights last week when justices heard oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Ultimately, the court will decide whether Colorado
Would the capture of Moscow have altered the outcome of World War II? Moscow was more than the administrative capital of the Soviet Union: it was also a vital rail hub and production center. There was also the symbolic value: totalitarian dictators, like Hitler and Stalin, crafted images of themselves as all-knowing leaders of their nations.
In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Republican Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) tells Chuck Todd that voters have had their say over allegations of sexual misconduct by Donald Trump.
A convicted serial killer sent a letter to a South Carolina newspaper claiming police hadn’t found all of his victims ― and he’s not planning to help them. Todd Kohlhepp, who earlier this year pleaded guilty to seven counts of murder, wrote an eight-
Nasheed also claimed to have found a post Jones allegedly published back in August in which she wrote: "Dear butt hurt Americans, If you aren't bleeding, no bones are sticking out & you can breathe, STOP crying! For the love, some folks clearly never picked a switch, And before y'all start talking to me about metaphorical, emotional, financial or historical blood and brokenness, Don't. The original video of Keaton, which reportedly amassed over 21 million views on Facebook since its upload on Friday, was no longer accessible as of Monday morning, suggesting Jones' Facebook page has been shut down.
Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, wrapping up a visit in which he pushed for the release of imprisoned dual nationals. A key focus of Johnson's visit had been the case of British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is serving five years for taking part in mass protests in 2009, which she denies. "Nazanin's case was not held today in the wake of the foreign secretary's visit.
For the third year in a row, Zagreb, Croatia has been voted the most beautiful Christmas market in Europe. Of the more than 200,516 votes cast from 131 countries around the world, the Croatian capital took the largest share of votes in European Best Destinations
Heartbreaking footage of a starving polar bear desperately searching for food on iceless land highlights the “real face of climate change”, conservationists say. Photojournalist Paul Nicklen said his team were moved to tears as they captured the struggling animal’s battle to stay alive on Canada’s Baffin Island last summer. “My entire SeaLegacy team was pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear,” explained Mr Nicklen.