Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who once boasted about his robust poll numbers, has turned to criticizing them as ineffective and “rigged” now that most show his rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, with a commanding lead. Trump made the dubious claim in a morning tweet –– the latest example of his pattern of messages of mistrust and skepticism aimed at all things that portray his campaign efforts in a negative light. Monday morning on “The Chad Adams Show,” a conservative radio program in North Carolina, Trump said that pollsters focused on Democrats when asking about which candidate won the second and third debates.
While you probably think of Honda as a fairly fuel-efficient carmaker, the company actually lags far behind many other big automotive brands when it comes to offering hybrid and electric cars. CEO Takahiro Hachigo wants to see the majority of Honda’s American sales be hybrids and EVs by 2030, according to Automotive News. Honda will shoot to get those categories to make up two-thirds of its cars and trucks worldwide by that point, Hachigo told AN, but “the ratio will be far higher in the U.S.” Plug-in vehicles, he said, will make up the core of the American market.
Gunmen stormed a police training center late Monday in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province and detonated explosive vests, killing at least 48 police trainees, authorities said. MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A top American diplomat for Asia said Monday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial remarks and a "real climate of uncertainty" about his government's intentions have sparked distress in the U.S. and other countries. Daniel Russel, the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said he also relayed to Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. international concern over continuing killings under Duterte's crackdown against illegal drugs.
ABC News' "The Final Sprint" features "World News Tonight" reporting from Oct. 25, 2000, with 14 days till Election Day. And although he hasn't been here in two and a half months the vice president's here today. All in the day. Back where he's run and
Gordon Hamilton, 50, a University of Maine professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, and a researcher with the Climate Change Institute, fell 100 feet (30.48 metres) into the crevasse, the NSF statement said. Hamilton was part of a team camped in a heavily crevassed area known as the Shear Zone, around 25 miles (40.23 km) south of McMurdo Station, the largest of the three U.S. research stations in Antarctica. British explorer Henry Worsley died earlier this year of exhaustion and dehydration as he tried to cross Antarctica unaided.
Volkswagen Group of America announced Tuesday that a United States District Court has approved its settlement regarding 2.0-liter diesels in the US. This news comes just over four months after the initial announcement of the $14.7 billion settlement proposal, and more than a year after the Dieselgate scandal first broke. Judge Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California US District Court made the decision to approve the settlement.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the opposition-majority legislature Tuesday of staging a "parliamentary coup" after lawmakers voted to put him on trial amid a tense political and economic crisis. Accused by the legislature of "abandoning his post" and "criminal and political responsibility" for Venezuela's descent into crisis, Maduro fired back by calling a meeting of his National Defense Council on Wednesday -- the same day the opposition plans massive anti-government protests. Lawmakers earlier voted to open a "political and criminal trial" against Maduro over what they themselves have declared a coup: authorities' decision last week to halt their efforts to call a referendum on removing the leftist leader from power.
A human tree spotted blocking traffic at an intersection Monday afternoon is killing it in the costume department. A local TV editor posted a video on Twitter Monday afternoon of what appears to be a man dressed convincingly as a tree on a crosswalk in Portland, Maine. Another local TV producer at the scene reported on Twitter that the #humantree wouldn't speak to reporters.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while treating the first person diagnosed with the deadly disease in the United States has reached a settlement with the Dallas hospital where she was in a team caring for the man, a statement on Monday said. Terms of the deal between the hospital's owner, Texas Health Resources, and nurse Nina Pham, the first person infected with Ebola in the United States, were not disclosed. Pham sued last year, saying that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital did not do enough to prevent her from contracting the deadly virus and invaded her privacy after she was diagnosed with it.
The day after announcing her candidacy last year, Hillary Clinton flew off to Iowa and, standing outside a small coffee shop, was asked by a reporter about what she had already signaled would be a big issue for her: overhauling the country’s “dysfunctional” campaign finance system to curb the influence of wealthy donors and special interests. “I don’t know,” Clinton replied with a shrug, as she walked into the coffee shop to campaign. Among the nuggets from the hacked emails posted by WikiLeaks is new evidence that, from the start, Clinton and her campaign operatives were plotting to aggressively exploit the loopholes in federal campaign laws by steering large sums of unregulated cash into supposedly independent super-PACs like Priorities USA.
Migrants pushed against police lines outside Calais’ “Jungle” camp on Tuesday, waiting for processing as government workers prepared to move in to start clearing the sprawling shanty-town. Hundreds of camp dwellers, many carrying all their possessions in backpacks, waited for buses to take them on to temporary accommodation across France, as the start of a massive operation to demolish the site.
A sheriff's investigator says his inquiry so far supports the claim that white students placed a noose around the neck of a black student at a south Mississippi high school. Stone County Sheriff's Capt. Ray Boggs says Monday he's still investigating the claims of Hollis and Stacey Payton that their son was assaulted Oct. 13 during a break at a football practice at Stone County High School.
Today on Drive Wire: Airbus has revealed a prototype for a single-seat autonomous flying car that could serve as an airborne Uber. The project, which was quietly posted last month on the online publishing platform Medium, is known as Vahana. It was created by Airbus’s advanced projects and partnership group based out of Silicon Valley.
Police in Tunisia have arrested two American citizens on suspicion of terrorist activities after finding videos and pictures praising Islamic State, a security official said on Tuesday. The official said the suspects, aged 29 and 32, had come to Tunisia to study and that one of them had married a Tunisian woman who had traveled to Syria. Tunisia suffered several major attacks claimed by Islamic State last year.
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 lapped the Nurburgring in 7:29:60—and Chevy caught the whole event on video. In another sign of the impending extinction of the manual transmission, the ‘Ring-record ZL1 was equipped with the GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission developed in conjunction with Ford. As Chevrolet was more than happy to point out in the official press release, that 7:29.60 lap time is a full 11.67 seconds than the outgoing fifth-gen Camaro ZL1.
Qatar began three days of mourning on Monday after the death of former emir Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, who oversaw the start of the country's transformation into an energy powerhouse. Prayers took place at the national mosque after which the former ruler -- who was deposed in a bloodless coup by his son Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani in 1995 -- was buried in Al Rayyan on the western fringes of Doha. Many Qataris took to social media to express their condolences and the US ambassador in Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, gave a statement to local media saying she was "saddened to learn of the passing".
Warming ocean waters have been destabilizing some of the massive ice shelves around Antarctica for years. “The system is no longer in equilibrium,” said Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the leader of the study published in the journal Nature Communications. As glaciers flow slowly off the edge of the continent and into the sea, they begin to float while still attached to the land in a zone scientists call the “grounding line.” It’s natural for seawater to melt the resulting ice shelves, “or pieces of the ice shelf detach from the front, forming what we know as icebergs,” said Khazendar.
Between 2000 and 2013, there were more than 18,000 reports of snakebites in children in the U.S., the researchers wrote in their study, which was published Oct. 20 in the journal Pediatrics. About half the snakebites that were reported were from venomous snakes, according to the study. Bites from cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus) accounted for 6 percent of bites, while 3 percent came from coral snakes and 1 percent came from exotic venomous snakes, the researchers found.
The New York Times list of Donald Trump’s Twitter insults. (Photo: Colin Campbell/Yahoo News) The New York Times’ Monday paper contains a rather striking list of Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks since he launched his presidential campaign. The two-page
Members of Congress from California and national veterans' leaders are calling for federal action after thousands of soldiers were ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses. The Guard offered bonuses of $15,000 or more and student loan aid for people who enlisted at the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as well as House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Bakersfield Republican, are among those expressing outrage.
Sergeant Dean Carriger said the bell excusing students at Union Middle School had just rung when the shooting took place. Carriger said the 14-year-old boy was a student at Union Middle School but the victim was not. Carriger said it was not immediately clear if the suspect had brought the gun to school or acquired it before the argument.
Welcome to Test Days, the annual confab of the International Motor Press Association (IMPA). IMPA has been staging these events for more than 50 years, beginning at the now-shuttered Bridgehampton circuit on Long Island, with intervening years at both Lime Rock and Pocono Speedway, before finding our latest, gracious host in Monticello Motor Club – the 4.1-mile driver’s paradise in the heart of what used to be known as the Borscht Belt. As one of the jurors in the North American Car of the Year awards, I also use Test Days to re-familiarize myself with cars that may be front-runners among voters, such as the Volvo XC90 SUV.
By Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Militant group Islamic State said on Tuesday that fighters loyal to its movement attacked a police training college in Quetta in southwest Pakistan in a raid that officials said killed 59 people and wounded more than 100. Pakistani authorities have blamed another militant group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), for the late-Monday siege, though the Islamic State claim included photographs of three alleged attackers.
On Sunday evening, Elon Musk, the billionaire tech mogul and nerd hero behind Tesla Motors, hosted a special two-hour Q&A session on Reddit. The AMA, which lasted roughly two hours, was intended as a supplement to the presentation he gave on during last month’s International Astronautical Congress. Which, in turn, meant questions were limited to the fledgling commercial rocket program, and Interplanetary Transport System, not Musk's electric car company or recently consolidated renewable energy firm, SolarCity.
The giant cyber attack that paralyzed many US sites last week was likely not the work of a foreign country, the top US intelligence chief said Tuesday. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the investigation into the massive attack Friday that pounded the underpinnings of the internet was still underway. "There's a lot of data to be gathered here," Clapper said in an interview with CBS television host Charlie Rose at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.