President-elect Donald Trump with retired U.S. Marine Corps General John Kelly, retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn and retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis. Back in 1964, at the height of the Cold War, Hollywood heartthrob Burt Lancaster starred as Gen. James Mattoon Scott in the movie “Seven Days in May.” The film was a fictional account of a Scott-led military plot to unseat a liberal president, played by Lyndon Johnson lookalike Fredric March. The plot was eventually revealed, the coup stymied, Scott was fired and one of our nation’s central democratic values redeemed — that civilians give the orders, and military officers follow them.
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.
Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio. Hank Wilson with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs says Glenn died Thursday afternoon at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. Glenn then spent 24 years as a Democrat from Ohio in the Senate and briefly made a run for president in 1984.
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.
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.
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
A major 7.7-magnitude quake struck Friday off the Solomon Islands triggering severe shaking and a tsunami warning, but there were no reports of any serious damage, officials said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre initially said there could be possible "widespread, hazardous" tsunami waves, forcing villagers to flee to higher ground. The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 4:38 am (1738 GMT Thursday), was located 68 kilometres (42 miles) west of Kirakira, a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands, at a depth of 48 kilometres, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
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.
Young artists, musicians and educators were among the victims of the deadly warehouse fire that broke out in Oakland last weekend, killing several dozen attendees of a party in an art space. According to Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Tya Modste, 36 bodies had been recovered as of Sunday from the dilapidated, two-story Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship. The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that the teenage victim was Draven McGill, a junior at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and the son of a deputy for the Alameda County sheriff’s office.
By John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence analysts have 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, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign progressed, Russian government officials devoted increasing attention to assisting Trump's effort to win the election, the U.S. official familiar with the finding told Reuters on Friday night, speaking on condition of anonymity.
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.
A throwback photo of Sherri Papini was shared online as reports about the California mother's ordeal while she went missing for three weeks continue to emerge. According to the Daily Mail, the picture was posted by Sherri's mother, Loretta Graeff, on her Facebook page. The Daily Mail reported that the photo was posted on Nov. 28, less than a week after Sherri was found heavily battered on Thanksgiving morning after being spotted by a motorist on Interstate 5 in Woodland, more than 150 miles from her home.
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.
The U.S.-led coalition has killed 50,000 Islamic State militants in the last two years in Iraq and Syria, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday, describing a conservative total that is a bit larger than what others have stated before. In August, Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland said about 45,000 combatants have been taken off the battlefields. Speaking to a small group of reporters Thursday, the military official said coalition airstrikes could be more aggressive in places like Mosul, where Iraqi troops are battling to retake the city, but civilian casualties are a risk.
Scientists have known for a while now that many dinosaurs had feathers, and simply weren’t the shiny, leathery reptilian beasts that movies are so fond of depicting, but finding intact feathers that have survived untold eons is virtually impossible. It seems at least one such dinosaur did exactly that. In a new paper published in Current Biology, a group of scientists led by Lida Xing detail the discovery and inspection of a remarkably preserved tail from a member of the dinosaur subgroup Coelurosauria.
Dylann Roof said he killed nine African Americans in a Charleston church because of alleged crimes by black people against whites and expressed support for Adolf Hitler in a taped confession shown Friday at his federal death penalty trial. There were neither tears nor anger from Roof in the two-hour confession made the day after the shooting, as the then 21-year-old stared straight ahead with his hands in his lap. "Well, I killed them, I guess," the self-described white supremacist said with a chuckle, according to The Post and Courier newspaper.
As we've established before, Mercedes' new E-Class is intuitive and intelligent to an astonishingly high degree. Superior comfort is a given, but the car's safety technology is truly on another level. In the event of an unavoidable crash, the car's speakers play a stream of "pink noise", protecting your ears and brain from harmful noises upon impact.
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.
Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow on Saturday called on longtime leader Yahya Jammeh to drop his challenge to last week's election results following a dramatic political U-turn that has prompted fears for the West African country. A week after conceding defeat, Jammeh on Friday declared he no longer accepted the results of the December 1 vote, upending hopes for a peaceful political transition after his 22 years in power. Signs of a massive security ramp-up multiplied across the capital Banjul on Saturday, while the United Nations Security Council led calls for Jammeh to stand down and eschew violence.
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.
Yasmin Seweid, an 18-year-old Long Island resident who was allegedly attacked by three Trump supporters in a Manhattan subway station last week, has gone missing. Seweid was last seen leaving her New Hyde Park, Long Island, home Wednesday, police said, adding that she was wearing a black jacket, blue sweater, black yoga pants, and black head scarf and carrying a bag of clothing at the time of her disappearance.
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.
By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey-backed rebels closed in on an Islamic State-held city in northern Syria on Friday, foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, with Turkish tanks and warplanes supporting the assault. The city is of strategic importance to Turkey, partly because Kurdish-dominated militias have also been trying to take it from the jihadists. Turkish state media said late on Thursday that Ankara had sent 300 commandos to northern Syria to reinforce "Euphrates Shield", the operation it launched three and a half months ago to push both Islamic State and Kurdish fighters back from the border.
In ways small and big, cities across the United States are preparing to look after vulnerable residents during the expected polar vortex. A series of snowstorms across parts of the northern states is expected to be followed by a blast of air that is “substantially colder” than the past week, according to Paul Pastelok, the lead long-range meteorologist for AccuWeather. By mid-December, the northern and central Plains, as well as the Midwest, may be facing temperatures between 5 and 20 degrees F. colder than this week, on average.