The president’s chief of staff, a retired general whose son died in combat, takes exception to criticism of how the president handled a call to a Gold Star widow.Attacks 'selfish' lawmaker »
Sessions, appearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a Justice Department oversight hearing, said he could not speak about certain communications he had with Trump earlier this year because the president had not yet decided whether he would invoke executive privilege. Trump’s firing of Comey is part of the special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, which is being conducted by former FBI director Robert Mueller.
Rachel Maddow struggles to process how it could be reality that Donald Trump has picked a fight with the families of people who died in service to the United States, to whom Americans owe a debt, not an insult.
Lane Findlay, a spokesman for the Weber School District, told HuffPost that administrators at Weber High School in Ogden became aware of the “shocking” Instagram video on Monday night after it began making the rounds on social media. The teens in the 10-second recording — who can be seen smiling, giggling and shouting “f**k n****rs” — are juniors and seniors, and three are cheerleaders, he said. Findlay told HuffPost that interviews with the girls revealed the video had been recorded a year ago during a break and off school property.
This collection of photographs shows an array of amazing and rare white animals. The rarity of the white animal is just one reason these photographs are so magical – however it is the range of animals that really demonstrate the rarity. Some, such as the white elephant, taken by Anatoly Berman, can be seen standing with a completely white body, whereas Alba – the white orangutan, from Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, can be seen with piercing blue eyes.
No matter the flavor, from orange to grape, we have vivid memories of being force-fed a spoonful, only to quickly chase it down with a glass of milk or a treat. England's Helena Lee was trying to feed her newborn Calpol when she remembered reading about this trick -- all you need is a bottle and syringe.
Days ago in Syria's Raqa, die-hard jihadists made their final stand in the city's national hospital. On Wednesday, it stood eerily silent, its entrance inhabited only by swarming flies and two rotting corpses. Each body lay next to an overturned motorcycle on the side of a thoroughfare leading to the abandoned, bullet-riddled complex, which US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced on Tuesday was clear of Islamic State group fighters.
Tia Bonta was by all accounts a doting mother living in Orlando, Florida, with her baby boy — so when the 25-year-old vanished last August, her family prepared for the worst
The pilots of an Air Berlin flight that performed a fly-past during the insolvent carrier's last long-haul flight to its hub in Düsseldorf have been suspended, the airline said on Wednesday. The Air Berlin pilot had requested permission from the tower to make a left turn should a go-around be necessary. "We wanted to make a mark, a dignified and emotional goodbye," the Air Berlin pilot was quoted as saying by German broadcaster ZDF.
The hard-won conviction of a white former Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot his daughter's unarmed black boyfriend shows the difficulty prosecutors have in convincing jurors to put someone who carries a badge and a gun behind bars, legal experts said Thursday. A fourth jury convicted 57-year-old ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler late Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter in the 2014 off-duty fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake, who had just started dating Kepler's then-18-year-old daughter, Lisa. The jury recommended that Kepler get 15 years behind bars when he's sentenced Nov. 20.
A state senator in Georgia who is running for governor is asserting his stance on gun rights by giving away a bump stock “to one lucky winner” in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting. “The tragedy in Las Vegas broke my heart, but any talk of banning or regulating bump stocks is merely cheap political lip service from career politicians,” Williams, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, said in the email received by HuffPost.
President Donald Trump still can’t seem to move past last year’s FBI investigation into 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The FBI on Monday released copies of a statement former Director James Comey drafted in July 2016 recommending that Clinton be exonerated in the probe of her emails as secretary of state. Some Republican members of Congress accused Comey of prematurely drawing a conclusion, before gathering all the facts.
Grab a pair of binoculars and your lamest jokes because Uranus will be visible to the naked eye on Thursday night. This combined with tonight's dim, waning crescent moon will make Uranus appear much brighter than any other time of the year. Uranus will begin to rise in the sky during sunset on October 19 and will appear directly overhead around midnight.
Lulu the black Labrador wasn’t cut out for a career as a bomb sniffer dog. “All dogs, just like most human students, have good days and bad days when learning something new,” the CIA wrote on its website. “But for some dogs, like Lulu, it becomes clear that the issue isn’t temporary.
It may only be October, but Starbucks is already on their Christmas game. With only two months until the holiday season, the mega-popular coffee chain has seemingly already perfected their limited-time holiday cups. Granted, they did come out with the pumpkin spice latte right after labor day -- so this holiday reveal isn't quite so premature.
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping delivered his three-plus-hour speech at the Communist Party congress, delegates ranging from men in suits to military officers and former presidents dutifully turned every page as they read and listened to his words. On the internet, government bureaus peppered social media with their favourite phrases from Xi's speech, while photos circulated of children watching Wednesday's congress in classrooms. The carefully orchestrated address was in keeping with the cult of personality that state media have crafted around the Chinese leader, who is expected to consolidate his already formidable power at the week-long conclave.
Islamic State militants have lost almost their entire so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria, but that doesn’t mean the United States will be withdrawing thousands of troops sent to fight the terrorists. Despite conquering the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa and kicking it out of nearly all of Iraq, commanders are scarred by what happened after the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, which ultimately led the newly-trained Iraqi army to melt away in front of a few hundred militant fighters just three years later.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influential figure in Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party and seen as a potential successor to her husband, is nicknamed "Gucci Grace" for her reputed dedication to shopping. The Herald, a government-controlled newspaper, reported that Grace was suing businessman Jamal Hamed after a deal to have Hamed supply the First Lady with a diamond ring turned sour.
The woman who suffered a horrific beating at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, the former MMA star known as "War Machine," is talking about the near-deadly nightmare that left her viciously battered and bloody. “I was in extreme, excruciating physical pain,” Christy Mack, 26, told Inside Edition about the 2014 incident when her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Jonathan Koppenhaver — aka War Machine — beat her. It all started when War Machine came to her Las Vegas house unannounced one night and became enraged when he found her in bed with another man, businessman Corey Thomas.
Southwest Airlines on Wednesday celebrated its first “unmanned” flight on the company’s new fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. The flight staff took a photo of themselves after realizing that the day’s shift was made up of all women, a Southwest spokeswoman told HuffPost in an email.
President Donald Trump had been silent for more than a week about the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger, in what was the deadliest combat operation during his time in office. Trump could have used the moment to talk about the fallen service members. ... So, the traditional way ― if you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls, a lot of them didn’t make calls.
Billy Joel will soon have three Uptown Girls to worry about! The iconic artist, 68, unexpectedly shared with the Belfast Telegraph that he and his wife are expecting their second child. He wed Alexis Roderick, 35, in July 2015, and she gave birth to their
Russian television star and journalist Ksenia Sobchak announced Wednesday she will run for president in the country’s 2018 election ― a bid that may spark voter interest but hinder efforts to unseat Vladimir Putin. Known as “the Paris Hilton of Russia,” 35-year-old Sobchak promoted her candidacy in a Russian-language YouTube video. The fashion icon-turned-politician said the country needs change from its current political elite, according to The Associated Press. Some analysts, however, suspect her presidential bid is part of a Krelim-backed plot to divide the opposition to Putin, who is widely expected to seek another term as president.
Gabriel Fernandez's mother Pearl and her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre allegedly tortured the child in the months leading up to his death in 2013. "My mom and her boyfriend made Gabriel eat spoiled stuff or expired stuff.
Scientists at Japan's space agency have discovered a huge moon cave that could one day house a base that would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation and wild temperature swings, officials said Thursday. Data taken from Japan's SELENE lunar orbiter has confirmed the existence of the 50 kilometre (31 miles) long and 100 metre wide cavern that is believed to be lava tube created by volcanic activity about 3.5 billion years ago. The major finding was published this week in US science magazine Geophysical Research Letters.
A senior Syrian commander and one of President Bashar al-Assad’s most trusted generals has been killed during an operation against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). Brig Gen Issam Zahreddine, a field commander in the elite Republican Guard