Michael Dreeben, one of the government's most venerated and tested Supreme Court specialists, has argued more than 100 cases before the high court.'You can be confident that the prosecution will go where it ought to' »
The Korean Central News Agency said that the country was halting nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches as of that day, according to The Associated Press. In a statement published by the state-run Korean Central News Agency, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un promised to “never use nuclear weapons” unless there is a nuclear “threat or provocation” to the country.
As students around the country rallied against gun violence on Friday, one student was injured in a shooting at a Florida high school. The suspect spoke to local NBC reporter Matt Lupoli.
The father of a 3-year-old girl who accidentally shot and injured her pregnant mother will be facing felony charges in connection with the incident. Menzo Brazier of Michigan City, Indiana, was charged on Thursday with two felony counts of criminal recklessness and another felony count of neglect of a dependent. The 21-year-old father allegedly left a loaded gun in the car with his girlfriend and two young children when he went inside a clothing store in Merrillville, Indiana, on Tuesday, according to ABC News.
Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to family. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joked that his mother called her style of raising him and his siblings "'a benevolent dictatorship' — but honestly, it wasn't always benevolent." She was widely admired for her plainspoken style during her husband George H.W. Bush's presidency and was known as "The Enforcer" in her high-powered family. Jeb Bush said he could feel her presence Saturday inside the nation's largest Episcopal church and that she would likely have given him advice: "Jeb, keep it short.
Aleksey Germash, 53, a 16-year Postal Service veteran from Brooklyn, was charged on Thursday with knowingly holding onto mail, according to the New York Daily News. Investigators said they found mail in his home, car and work locker that dated back to at least 2005. Germash’s attorney, federal defender Michelle Gelernt, had no comment when reached by HuffPost. Postal Service investigators found the stash after a tip about a vehicle containing multiple blue mailbags filled with mail.
Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria's Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government's chemical facilities. The site visit, confirmed by the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, would allow the agency to proceed with an independent investigation to determine what chemicals, if any, were used in the April 7 attack that medical workers said killed more than 40 people. Douma was the final target of the government's sweeping campaign to seize back control of the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus from rebels after seven years of revolt.
The warning stems from romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona and shipped across the country, the with CDC telling grocery stores, restaurants, and consumers not to eat the lettuce unless they can be certain it didn’t come from that area.
Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho on Sunday apologised for the "immature" behaviour of his two daughters and said they would both immediately resign from their company posts following separate controversies. Cho Hyun-min, the younger daughter who is marketing executive at the South Korean flag carrier, is under police investigation for assault after she was accused of throwing water into a man's face at a business meeting. Four years ago her older sister Cho Hyun-ah made global headlines for angrily kicking a cabin crew member off a plane after being served macadamia nuts in a bag rather than a bowl -- an incident quickly dubbed "nut rage".
Three days after a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines flight involving a faulty engine, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday issued an order for airlines to conduct emergency inspections of some engines of the same type as the one that exploded on the Southwest plane. The FAA said airlines have 20 days to carry out ultrasonic inspections of fan blades on CFM56-7B engines that have made more than 30,000 flights. Manufactured by CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric and France’s Safra Aircraft Engines, the CFM56-7B is one of the most widely used jet engines.
French President Emmanuel Macron, who starts a three-day state visit to the United States on Monday, will seek to please his host Donald Trump with a gift that taps into U.S. Marines lore. Macron will offer an oak sapling taken from the scene of a key World War One battle, where the Marine Corps repelled a German offensive in the final year of the conflict almost exactly a century ago, the French presidency said on Sunday. The sapling grew close to the so-called "Devil Dog" fountain, a spot that has become legendary within Marines ranks.
Lockheed Martin Wants to Merge an F-22 and F-35 Into 1 Fighter for Japan. Reuters is reporting that Lockheed Martin is pitching an F-22 and F-35 combination to Japan to meet Tokyo’s requirement for a next-generation air superiority fighter. While the details of the proposed aircraft are unknown, presumably Lockheed would draw upon the F-35’s exponentially more advanced sensor and avionics technology and package that equipment into a modified Raptor airframe that offers grotesquely superior aerodynamic performance (compared to the Joint Strike Fighter).
The National Socialist Movement, one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the U.S., held a rally on April 21, 2018, in Newnan, Ga. Community members have opposed the rally and came out to embrace racial unity in the small Georgia town. Fearing a repeat of the violence that broke out after the Charlottesville, Va., demonstrations, hundreds of police officers were stationed in the town during the rally in an attempt to keep the anti-racist protesters and neo-Nazi groups separated.
A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student before he was arrested on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said. Nineteen-year-old suspect Sky Bouche said "Sorry," followed by "It doesn't matter anyway" to reporters as he was led from the school in handcuffs by several deputies. It happened at Forest High School, which was put on lockdown.
Singer R. Kelly’s scandals may be too much for the people he employs. Since February, the singer’s lawyer, long-time assistant and publicist have all jumped ship, according to the BBC and The Rolling Stone. The singer’s executive assistant Diana Copeland told the BBC that she resigned from her position April 1. On April 9, a 19-year-old woman filed a criminal complaint against singer R. Kelly, claiming that he “knowingly and intentionally” gave her a sexually transmitted disease.
Four young protesters and a police officer were killed in increasingly violent clashes over social security cuts in Nicaragua, Associated Press reported Friday. Protests began Wednesday after a new law was signed increasing tax contributions and cutting pension income in the social security system.
PARIS (Reuters) - The European Aviation Safety Agency on Friday ordered emergency checks on some Boeing 737 jet engines, followed by regular inspections, in response to two Southwest Airlines engine blowouts including a deadly accident earlier this week
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered emergency inspections of jet engines like the one that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight, leaving one passenger dead. In line with recommendations made earlier by engine maker CFM, the FAA ordered that all CFM56-7B engines that have performed 30,000 or more total accumulated flight cycles be inspected within 20 days. Each inspection of the engines, which power Boeing 737 aircraft, takes about four hours, according to CFM International, a joint venture between America's GE Aviation and France's Safran Aircraft Engines.
The Twitterverse was transfixed Friday night by the sound of millions of Americans scratching their heads over President Donald Trump’s tweet from Mar-a-Lago, accusing his former FBI director in a convoluted conspiracy theory. “Really, does everybody know what that means?” the president asked. Based on an avalanche of responses on Twitter, it appeared many people didn’t. The president claimed former FBI boss James Comey leaked “classified documents” to the press in order to “generate” a “special council,” so the probe was illegal to begin with.
After a racial incident that garnered national attention last weekend, Starbucks has required racial-bias training for all its employees. This move has the potential to positively impact America, but the company has an uphill climb. On April 12 a patron at a Philadelphia Starbucks captured a video of two black men being arrested, seemingly for doing nothing.
More from Margaret Brennan's interview with Mohammad Javad Zarif to air Sunday on 'Face the Nation'
Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea. It was unclear how long they had been at sea, said Riza Yulianto, the police chief of Bireuen regency in Aceh on the island of Sumatra. Aceh's Disaster Mitigation Agency said the Rohingya told local authorities that they wanted to reach Australia.
A former Iranian prosecutor has finally been taken to prison months after being sentenced over the death in custody of a protestor, the judiciary's news agency said Sunday. The delay in starting Saeed Mortazavi's two-year sentence had caused anger and ridicule in recent weeks, with mocked-up "Wanted" posters appearing for the notorious former prosecutor online and around Tehran. The former chief prosecutor for Tehran was sentenced last year over the death of a protester who had been jailed for taking part in the mass protests over alleged election-rigging in 2009.
On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School mass shooting in Littleton, Colorado, billboards posted on roadsides across the country let local residents know how much money their lawmakers have accepted from the National Rifle Association. On Friday, grassroots gun reform group Survivors Empowered launched a campaign called “30 Billboards Outside Cowardly Incumbents,” inspired by the movie “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” The group bought ad space on 13 billboards in nine states, from California to Iowa to Alabama, and are fundraising for 17 more. Each sign lists the name of a local member of Congress and how much money they’ve received from the gun lobby group.