The judge in the case rules a mistrial on 10 of the 18 counts faced by the president's former campaign chairman.Another blow to Trump »
The outburst came after a pair of New York Times reports that revealed White House counsel Don McGahn spoke extensively with Mueller’s investigators, sitting for 30 hours of interviews after the president encouraged McGahn to fully cooperate with an investigation he is now seeking to disparage. “Disgraced and discredited Bob Mueller and his whole group of Angry Democrat Thugs spent over 30 hours with the White House Councel [sic], only with my approval, for purposes of transparency,” Trump tweeted.
The on-again, off-again boyfriend of Kiera Bergman, a missing Arizona teenager, has been arrested on charges unrelated to his girlfriend’s disappearance. Jon Christopher Clark, the last person known to have seen Bergman, has been arrested for 22 counts of aggravated identity theft and two counts of forgery, police said. When contacted by HuffPost, Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince Lewis said Clark’s arrest has nothing to do with Bergman’s disappearance.
An anti-gay review on Yelp that called a restaurant in Dorchester, Massachusetts “absolutely disgusting and unacceptable” prompted other customers to voice their support for the cafe. The review of Zia Gianna Bakery and Caffe, owned by Nino Barbalace, has since been removed from Yelp.
A strong earthquake Sunday on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed at least two people. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho tweeted Monday that both victims died in collapsed houses, one on Lombok and the other on neighboring Sumbawa island. Power was still off across Lombok, several hours after the quake, and building collapses were reported.
For some time, many members of Catholic Church may have believed that the worst of the clerical abuse crisis was in the past. This certainly has been the Church’s intent, at least in word. The head of the United Sates’ bishops conference has appealed to the Vatican for external assistance in conducting a blanket investigation into the continued blight of the clerical abuse crisis across the U.S.
One woman, Lee Keum-seom, told CNN that she was seeing her son for the first time since he was 4 years old. ”(My family) in North Korea didn’t live long so I prayed for my son’s health,” she said. At 101 years old, Baik Seong-gu will finally meet his granddaughter, almost 70 years after being separated from his children during the Korean War.
French energy giant Total has officially quit its multi-billion-dollar gas project in Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday, following the reimposition of US sanctions. "Total has officially left the agreement for the development of phase 11 of South Pars (gas field)," he told parliament's news agency ICANA, adding that it had been more than two months since the French firm announced it would leave. Zanganeh also appeared before parliament to underline the dire state of Iran's oil and gas facilities, which he said were "worn out" and in need of renovation that Iran could not afford.
KUALA LUMPUR/BEIJING (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that the Chinese-funded $20 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project and a natural gas pipeline project in Sabah will be canceled for now, according to media reports. Mahathir made the comments while addressing the media in Beijing during his five-day trip to China. The Prime Minister's office confirmed the comments Mahathir made to reporters in Beijing.
A wildfire in Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing more evacuations and has burned within a half-mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. Protecting the highway through the park is officials' priority, with firefighters installing hoses and sprinklers to prevent it from spreading there, The Missoulian newspaper reported Sunday. If that happens, destabilization could lead rock and trees to fall for years, operations chief Rocky Gilbert said.
Officials say the woman walked into the Missouri City warehouse and started firing, killing a manager and wounding another employee.
Republican Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska holds a potbelly pig named Betty before a parade on May 26, 2018. Bacon will face Democratic challenger Kara Eastman in the November election. Frustrated with Washington and turned off by President Trump, they could deliver Congress to the Democrats in November.
Nickole Atkinson told ABC News that her friend Shanann Watts’ marriage to Chris Watts had been strained when she and their two daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, went missing on Aug. 13. Two days later, Chris Watts was arrested. “He wasn’t being the loving Chris that he normally was,” Atkinson said in an interview that aired on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday.
A woman died Monday morning in a suspected alligator attack on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, police said. The woman, identified as Cassandra Cline, 45, according to South Carolina’s The State, was walking her dog near a lagoon at Sea Pines Plantation when a large alligator apparently attacked her. “She did not have the dog on a leash, and when she went to go retrieve the dog, the gator came out of the water, grabbed her by the arm and pulled her into the water,” a golf club employee, who does not wish to be identified, told HuffPost.
An eight-year-old girl survived a devastating flash flood in a canyon in southern Italy but was found next to a body that rescuers believe may be one of her parents. The girl, named as Chiara, was semi-conscious, covered in thick mud and suffering from hypothermia when she was found in the gorge in Calabria after it was hit by a “tsunami” of muddy water following a severe storm. The seven-mile-long canyon, located in Pollino national park, has 2,300ft-high sheer rock walls which in some places are just 13ft apart.
A photographer with a passion for wild animals was able to get up close and personal with one of nature’s deadliest creatures. Alex Suh has traveled to Mexico’s Banco Chinchorro reef twice in the past three years to get into the waters and capture the
WASHINGTON ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unveiled a sweeping plan on Tuesday to crack down on the lawful corruption she said has infected Washington policymaking. In a speech at the National Press Club, Warren blamed the lack of public trust in government on the undue influence of wealthy special interests and laws too toothless to curb them.
Maduro on Friday stunned the South American nation by announcing a 96 percent devaluation and vowing to peg the bolivar currency to Venezuela's new 'petro', a cryptocurrency that experts have cast doubt on as a functional financial instrument. "I am looking for flights to leave on Wednesday, any way I can," Narvaez said in Venezuela's western oil hub of Punto Fijo, home to massive but deteriorated oil refineries. "I am sure this is going to get worse because the man's ideas lack all logic." Maduro, who argues that he is the victim of a Washington-led "economic war" designed to sabotage his administration through sanctions, said that using the petro will abolish the "tyranny" of the dollar and lead to an economic rebirth in Venezuela, an OPEC member state home to the world's biggest crude oil reserves.
Authorities said Monday that they are looking into sexual assault allegations by a young actor against Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. Los Angeles County sheriff's Capt. Darren Harris said investigators from his department will seek to talk to Jimmy Bennett or his representatives about the alleged incident at a Southern California hotel in 2013, when Bennett was 17. The move comes in response to a New York Times story saying Argento, 42, settled a legal notice of intent to sue filed by Bennett, who is now 22, for $380,000 shortly after she said last October that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein raped her.
Pope Francis condemned Monday the "atrocities" revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week. "In recent days, a report was made public which detailed the experiences of at least a thousand survivors... the abuse of power and of conscience at the hands of priests," the pope said in a letter made public by the Vatican. A devastating US grand jury report published last week decried a systematic cover-up by the Catholic Church.
Mary Ann Mendoza, whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant, says victims' stories are being silenced by the press to support their anti-ICE agenda.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued to lash out at former top intelligence officials and threaten the removal of their security clearances — and in the process, suggested what many have suspected is the reason for his unprecedented move: the officials’ criticism of him. In a Tuesday morning tweet, Trump suggested that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper “is being nice to me” to prevent the removal of his security clearance. Maybe Clapper is being nice to me so he doesn’t lose his Security Clearance for lying to Congress!
The authors of the study predict a 58 percent chance that the next few years will be “anomalously warm,” with a 69 percent chance that earth’s oceans will be too. The study found that that warming trend is not just the result of a steady increase in human-made climate change driven by emissions of greenhouse gases. The study used data from 10 climate-change models and found that natural variabilities were the cause of a global warming “hiatus” in the early 2000s.
Microsoft announced Tuesday that it had uncovered — and thwarted — fresh Russian hacking attempts on U.S. political groups ahead of the November midterm elections. The hacking attempts, which targeted two conservative think-tanks, have been described as attempts to “disrupt democracy” itself and to undermine any institution, regardless of political affiliation, that challenges the Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Microsoft said it, in recent weeks, detected and pulled fake websites that appeared to spoof the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute.
Chicagopolice have hit out at "cowardly" and "senseless" gun crime after at least 58 people were shot in another violent weekend across the city. Six people were killed from the shootings that took place from Friday to Sunday night, Chicago Police Department (CPD) Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a press conference. Tom Ahern, the assistant director of news affairs and communications at CPD reported that a three-year-old boy was among those wounded as a result of the shootings from the weekend.
Man Forced to Choose Between Meth and Wife Makes Wrong Call There is no wrath like a woman scorned Don't do drugs, m'kay? If you do, be ready to deal with the consequences. I'm not talking about justice or prison here, I'm talking about an angry wife,