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On the eve of a special election to fill Montana’s House seat, the Republican candidate allegedly assaulted a journalist who was trying to ask him about the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of the House health care bill. A violent altercation ensued, and the reporter, the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs, quickly relayed the incident on social media. “Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses,” Jacobs tweeted Wednesday evening.
Part of California’s Highway 1 remains buried under a mountain of rock and dirt that stretches a quarter-mile wide.
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s budget chief defended his administration’s spending proposal during a Wednesday budget hearing, in which lawmakers of both parties issued pointed questions about major spending cuts to a wide range of programs. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, appeared before the House Budget Committee to tout Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, which was formally unveiled Tuesday. “For the first time since I’ve been serving on the budget committee, we have a president who is willing to take action to reform government and get our fiscal house in order,” said committee chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., in her opening statement.
Rachel Maddow reports the latest in a string of failures by Donald Trump staffers failing to disclose meetings with Russians, in this case Jeff Sessions leaving off his meetings from his security clearance form.
Worshippers at the mosque that the Manchester suicide bomber is believed to have frequented said they feared a backlash Wednesday, as the city's mayor warned any attacks on Muslims would please terrorists. Elders at the Didsbury mosque, a Victorian former Methodist chapel, reacted with disbelief to the attack and voiced concern about reports of Islamophobic attacks since the bombing at a pop concert which killed 22 people. "The horrific atrocity that occurred in Manchester on Monday night shocked us all.
A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades. The weekend slide in Big Sur buried a portion of Highway 1 under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt and changed the coastline below to include what now looks like a rounded skirt hem, Susana Cruz, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Transportation, said Tuesday. More than 1 million tons of rock and dirt tumbled down a saturated slope in an area called Mud Creek.
The father and a younger brother of the suspect Manchester suicide bomber were taken into custody by Libyan officials, as another brother was taken into custody in England.
A Wisconsin woman has become a viral sensation after she jumped on the hood of her own moving car to prevent a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 27, was printing her receipt at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a stranger jumped into her car and began driving away. “I had my, ‘Oh no this isn’t happening to me today moment,’” Ms Smith told local news station WISN 12.
Richard Gamache, 24, is charged with first-degree child abuse related to the death of a 2-year-old Jefferson County girl, identified only as "A.C.," who was found having seizures when EMS responded to a 911 call on May 16. Emergency crews said the girl’s body had multiple bruises and she was immediately transported to a hospital for further treatment, according to a probable cause statement. Gamache then reportedly admitted to cops that he demonstrated wrestling moves on the child and said it's possible A.C. sustained some type of head injury, potentially after striking her head on a concrete wall.
Democratic legislators pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in her first public testimony since a contentious confirmation process. DeVos was answering questions on the White House budget proposal in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The budget proposal has been criticized by some for making deep cuts to public education to fund school choice voucher programs such as those that DeVos promoted in her home state of Michigan.
President Trump and his wife, Melania, continued their excursion across the Middle East and Europe with a stop at the Vatican Wednesday, where they met Pope Francis. After Trump and Francis sat for photos, the pope revealed his initial impression of Trump when he met Melania. As they were shaking hands, Francis had a question for the first lady: What is your husband’s diet?
Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Thursday rejected a resolution by senior U.S. lawmakers condemning a street brawl between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington. Spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu said the resolution was voted and passed with "a one-sided resolution which distorts the facts" and added the incident, which took place during President Tayyip Erdogan's visit to meet President Donald Trump, was a result of negligence by U.S. authorities.
Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday. "If anybody is wondering how bad the opioid epidemic has become, this case is a frightening example," said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. Residents tried to revive one of the counselors with naloxone but were unsuccessful and called 911, police said.
The father of a black student who was murdered in a suspected hate crime, has accepted his son’s degree. In an emotional ceremony at Maryland's Bowie State University, Richard Collins Jr was cheered as he took the podium. Police have charged 22-year-old Sean Urbanski with his murder.
Experts say the data shows more caregivers are needed, along with more resources to help people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. "Millions of Americans and their family members are profoundly affected by Alzheimer's disease," said CDC Acting Director Anne Schuchat. "As the number of older Americans with Alzheimer's disease rises, more family members are taking on the emotionally and physically challenging role of caregiver than ever before.
Rachel Maddow reports on the revelation that Donald Trump, while on the phone with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, revealed the classified location of U.S. submarines.
NBC Nightly News’ Pete Williams explains the facts around the killing of DNC staffer Seth Rich.
All it took was a chance for this rescued pit bull to rise from the euthanasia list to a top K9 agent with a Washington state Police Department. Apollo, the latest drug-sniffing K9 with the Tukwila Police Department, could already be seen wooing the public during a Coffee with a Cop event at a local mall. In a Facebook post, the police department explained Apollo wasn’t like most of their K9 agents.
Authorities in Nepal have been unable to confirm the identities of four bodies found on Mount Everest, officials said Wednesday, raising speculation the climbers may have died years ago. The climbers were found at camp four -- at 7,950 metres (26,085 feet) -- on Tuesday by a rescue team who were there to retrieve the body of a Slovak climber who died on the mountain on Sunday. Nepal's tourism department said late Wednesday they had been unable to identify the bodies.
Amid growing tensions in the Korean peninsula over North Korea's continued missile tests, the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea is seen as a critical part of efforts to lessen North Korea's leverage from asymmetric weapons, a top American military commander in Seoul said Thursday. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, who leads the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), made the comments a day after leader Kim Jong Un reportedly ordered mass production of a medium-range ballistic missile with the ability to reach U.S. bases. Brooks said, according to Yonhap News, a "very dangerous situation" is looming over the peninsula as North Korea carried out missile launches, claiming to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
By Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent. British-born Salman Abedi, 22, who was known to security services, killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children on Monday. Manchester police arrested five men and one woman on Wednesday, bringing the total held for questioning to seven, and searched multiple addresses in northern and central England.
The man derisively called the "Houdini" of death row by victims' advocates is asking the courts to halt his execution for an eighth time, saying Alabama's execution method won't properly sedate him before he's injected with drugs to stop his heart and lungs. Tommy Arthur, 75, is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT Thursday for the 1982 murder-for-hire slaying of Troy Wicker. Arthur, in a telephone interview from a south Alabama prison, maintained his innocence.
Service dogs deserve recognition for the great deeds they perform daily. Andrew "AJ" Schalk, a 16-year-old junior at Stafford High School in Virginia, certainly wanted to give his service dog, Alpha, the respect that was deserved for someone who has saved his life several times. Schalk was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2009.
Dancing in the streets to the powerful beats from car sound systems – on virtually the one day every four years that such spontaneous public parties are tolerated – Iranians joyously celebrated the reelection of their hero, President Hassan Rouhani. Mr. Rouhani has promised greater freedoms and vowed to reconnect Iran to the world, and as voters celebrated, they chanted for the release of opposition leaders. Recommended: How much do you know about Iran?
From the June 2017 issueWe live in strange times. A former reality-TV star has keys to the White House, the Chicago Cubs are World Series champs, and Ford Mustangs come with independent rear suspensions. But the Blue Oval’s seminal pony car has not lost