The operator of the converted warehouse in Oakland, Calif., where a fire broke out during a dance party on Friday night, killing at least 33 people, has been widely criticized over his initial response to the tragedy. “Everything I worked so hard for is gone,” Derick Ion Almena wrote in a Facebook post early Saturday morning. Almena’s post was met with immediate backlash from Facebook users for omitting any mention of the victims.
The past few months haven’t been kind to GoPro. With the belated release of the Hero 5 camera, and the mass Karma drone recall that’s currently underway, what looked like a promising holiday season for GoPro is fast turning into a nightmare. In hopes of recovering some of its Christmastime profits, GoPro has started offering the Karma Grip as a standalone product.
By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria will provide a new gauge of the populist wave sweeping Western democracies on Sunday, as the divided country holds a vote that could deliver the first freely-elected far-right head of state in Europe since World War Two. The knife-edge presidential run-off is all the more dramatic for being a re-run of an election held six months ago - before Britain chose to leave the European Union and Americans elected Donald Trump as president - offering an indication of whether popular anger at the political establishment has grown. When Norbert Hofer of the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPO) narrowly lost the original run-off in May with 49.65 percent of the vote, European governments breathed a sigh of relief.
On Monday morning, Amazon unveiled its new vision for the future of brick-and-mortar grocery stores: Amazon Go. Amazon says the company brought together the most advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence to eliminate cash registers in a new 1,800-square-foot store in Seattle. Amazon Go is already open to Amazon employees through its beta program and is scheduled to open to the public in early 2017.
Beyond those few clues, the details of Fidel Castro’s final resting place were one of the most tightly kept secrets in Cuba. The tomb stood to the side of a memorial to the rebel soldiers killed in an attack that Castro led on Santiago’s Moncada barracks on July 26, 1953, and in front of the mausoleum of Cuban national hero Jose Marti. Cuban officials have said nothing about future access to Castro’s tomb, but its apparent location alongside Marti’s, a grand site heavily visited by tourists and Cubans alike, indicates that there will be continuing of public access to the grave of the man who led Cuba for nearly 50 years and died on Nov. 25 at 90.
Remember that one-of-a-kind LaFerrari that Ferrari announced it would be auctioning off to benefit earthquake-ravaged central Italy? According to the auction house, which threw the special auction as a favor to Ferrari and the National Italian American Foundation’s Earthquake Relief Fund, the bidding bounced back and forth for a full 10 minutes before the hammer fell. The car’s new owner wasn’t mentioned by either Ferrari or RM Sotheby’s, but according to one of the members of the well-informed site FerrariChat, the supercar—which is clad in a special red-and-black livery with an Italian flag motif and white stripes, and boasts a unique plaque—was ultimately sold to a buyer bidding via telephone.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus sits down with George Stephanopoulos on "This Week." I'm he went very well. There is General David Petraeus after meeting with present electron this week in New York they toured the world. General Petraeus comes to us from Germany this morning thank you for joining us.
New Jersey's long-debated black bear hunts have stoked strong passions, blasted by animal rights activists as inhumane and supported by hunters and wildlife officials who say they help control the population and minimize run-ins with humans. It's scheduled to run through Saturday, but officials said it could end early depending on how many bears are culled. Wildlife officials believe Pedals was killed during the expanded bear hunt staged in October.
Shoppers might want to cast a more discerning eye on certain ready-made chicken products available in stores. National Steak and Poultry recalled almost 2 million pounds of poultry product that were shipped to food service locations across the country due to “possible undercooking” according to a USDA release that was reissued Sunday. The USDA had first announced the recall Nov. 23 of this year, which had then included 17,439 pounds of product.
An explosion Saturday at a colliery in the northern Inner Mongolia region killed 32, Xinhua news agency said. In a separate incident, a blast occurred late Tuesday at a private mine in Qitaihe City, in northeast Heilongjiang province, trapping 22 workers, Xinhua said. China is the world's largest coal producer and deadly accidents are common.
Before the "Ghost Ship" became the a scene of a deadly fire in Oakland, California, the building was an artist workspace and a makeshift boarding house. Big colorful rugs and well-worn sofas filled the rooms, while a vast collection of pianos, guitars, turntables, paintings and other objects you might find in an antique store lay scattered around the loft-like interior, according to pictures on Ghost Ship's website. A photo, taken from Ghost Ship's Tumblr page, shows the warehouse's interior before the deadly fire.
2017 LEXUS GX 460 WHAT THE HELL IS IT? Lexus’s old-school, gray-at-the-temples luxury SUV with room for four adults ... and maybe two tiny humans, assuming no one has much luggage. WHO IS IT FOR? Status-conscious upper-middle class suburbanites who
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV. Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore U.S.-Russia relations, and analysts said he was unlikely to want to dial up anti-Western rhetoric before Trump's inauguration in January. "Trump was an entrepreneur and a businessman.
In Havana's Plaza of the Revolution, hundreds of thousands paid tribute to images of Fidel Castro and signed oaths of loyalty to the socialist system he created. On the lonely roads of eastern Cuba, crowds waited for hours to salute the casket holding his ashes. It was a near-religious farewell to the man who ruled the country for nearly 50 years.
By Matthew Mpoke Bigg ACCRA (Reuters) - Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake U.S. embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for a decade issued illegally obtained authentic visas, the U.S. State Department said. "It was not operated by the United States government, but by figures from both Ghanaian and Turkish organised crime rings and a Ghanaian attorney practicing immigration and criminal law," the State Department said in a statement released late on Friday. Investigations also uncovered a fake Dutch embassy, the State Department said.
Sherri Papini has shown some signs of psychological trauma more than a week after she was found heavily battered by the side of a highway on Thanksgiving morning, her husband said in a recent interview. On Saturday, Shasta County residents gathered at Redding Convention Center to welcome Sherri back home. Sherri mysteriously disappeared on Nov. 2 while out jogging near her home in Redding, California.
The populist 5-Star Movement says it's poised to govern Italy now that Premier Matteo Renzi is resigning. The Movement, led by comic Beppe Grillo, spearheaded the winning "No"-vote campaign in a referendum on constitutional reforms. Renzi had championed the reforms and told the nation an hour after polls closed that he'll resign later Monday.
The German government pleaded for calm on Monday after the arrest of a teenage Afghan asylum seeker for the alleged rape and murder of a German student triggered fresh criticism of the country's liberal refugee policy. "If it turns out that it was an Afghan refugee, well then it's absolutely condemnable, as any other murder would be," she told public broadcaster ARD. Likewise, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said the murder of the 19-year-old medical student should not be used to whip up hatred against all refugees.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was moving towards allowing trade with Russia, China and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, as he continues his efforts to strengthen the falling lira. "If we buy something from them, we will use their money, if they buy something from us, they will use our currency," he said, ahead of a trip by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Russia for meetings on Tuesday. Erdogan -- who previously said discussions were underway with Moscow, Beijing and Tehran on the issue -- added that instructions related to this proposal had been given to the central bank.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju made a rare joint public appearance at an air combat training competition, state media reported Sunday. This is Ri’s first public appearance in over seven months. Kim watched the competition and gave “field guidance” to the Korean People's Air Force and Defense (KPAF) as his wife looked on, state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday.
Did I mention I just helped Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel find his hotel room? Much of the late afternoon and early evening at Daytona involved an attempt to set a Guinness world record for the most Ferraris in a parade lap.
The Obama administration said on Saturday that it had officially received Bergdahl's request for a pardon. If the clemency request is granted before President Obama leaves office, Bergdahl could avoid a military trial scheduled for the spring. In the event that Obama does not grant Bergdahl's request, the sergeant's attorneys plan to file a motion arguing that Trump violated Bergdahl's due process rights with his repeated, incendiary rhetoric at campaign rallies.
Libyan forces said at least 10 women and children left the last cluster of buildings controlled by Islamic State in the group's former stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, adding that they had edged closer to taking full control of the city. Forces led by brigades from Misrata and backed by U.S. air strikes have surrounded Islamic State fighters in a small patch of ground close to Sirte's Mediterranean sea front. Several groups of women and children, as well as male civilian captives, have either escaped or been released from the shrinking area held by Islamic State in recent weeks.
The death toll from the Oakland, California, warehouse fire has now climbed to 36 as authorities continue to discover bodies — some of them of teens possibly younger than 17 — after a blaze broke out during a dance party in a building that housed artist studios. The Oakland Fire Department has searched 70 percent of the charred building so far but had to stop this morning because of unsafe conditions, Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed told "Good Morning America" today. Of the 36 victims, 11 have been positively identified, authorities said this morning.
Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state. Munir Abdulkader, 22, of the Cincinnati suburb of West Chester Township, was sentenced Nov. 23 to 20 years for an IS-involved plot to kill a military veteran and attack a police station.