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WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump has intervened in an ongoing investigation of his 2016 presidential campaign, ordering the declassification of portions of a secret application for surveillance of a member of his campaign as well as the release of text messages exchanged by FBI employees involved in the investigating of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump on Monday directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Justice Department to immediately declassify portions of the June 2017 FISA court application regarding former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The president also demanded the public release of text messages exchanged by former FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, whose texts have provided regular fodder for Fox News and congressional Republicans intent on undermining special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
In wake of Hurricane Florence, victims in the storm's path are being warned of a less-than-obvious reason to avoid trekking through dangerous floodwaters: fire ants. Gadi Schwartz, an NBC News correspondent, took to Twitter on Monday to share horrifying footage of "millions and millions" of fire ants floating through the streets in North Carolina following the devastating rain that slammed the city over the weekend. As terrifying as it may seem, Schwartz's video hardly depicts a rare occurrence — floating fire ant balls pretty much crop up after any sort of major flooding.
This is one in a series of 13 Yahoo News interviews with historians about defining moments in presidential leadership. Peter Baker, author of “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House” spoke to Yahoo News about the younger Bush’s defining moment of presidential leadership: standing up to anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination after the attacks on Sept. 11.
British diver Vernon Unsworth, who aided in the rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a flooded Thai cave in July, sued Musk for defamation Monday in a federal court in Los Angeles. “Elon Musk falsely accused Vern Unsworth of being guilty of heinous crimes,” Unsworth’s attorney L. Lin Wood said in a statement. Before the soccer team’s rescue, Musk built a mini-submarine crafted out of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket part that he said could be used to ferry everyone out of the cave.
The broadly smiling North and South Korean leaders embrace each other as cheering Pyongyang residents wave fake flowers. The two inspect goose-stepping soldiers and ride together in a convertible Mercedes limousine for a parade.
This photographer has an incredible body of work after traveling the globe in to capture images of some of the world’s most beautiful of libraries. The photographer, from Florence, Italy, said that everything about these grand venues attracts him — from the simple smell of dust, leather and wood, to the pleasure of opening an aged book.
Firefighters are tackling a massive fire that spread through a parking garage in Brooklyn, New York. The fire began before 9:00 a.m. local time near the Kings Plaza shopping centre in Brooklyn, erupting from a two-alarm to a seven-alarm emergency within an hour. At least 21 people were reportedly injured due to the inferno, including over a dozen firefighters who had inhaled smoke.
Lithuanian officials said that Walmart has agreed to remove Soviet-themed T-shirts from its online store after receiving complaints from Lithuania and two other Baltic nations, the Associated Press reports. Rasa Jakilaitiene, spokeswoman for Lithuania’s foreign ministry, told AP on Tuesday that her department had received a letter from Walmart confirming that the retail giant will no longer sell shirts with emblems like the Soviet hammer and sickle. Walmart did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for confirmation about the new policy. It’s unclear when exactly the policy would go into effect.
UPDATE 9/17/18: A new report from Automotive News posits that this upcoming Ram mid-size pickup will be built in the same Toledo, Ohio plant as the Jeep Wrangler, suggesting that the Ram will share components with the upcoming Wrangler pickup. This contradicts our earlier report from FCA's five-year plan presentation, where late CEO Sergio Marchionne and then-chief of Jeep Mike Manley said that the mid-size Ram would be built in Mexico.
On Monday, President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. This comes on top of the $50 billion to $60 billion in Chinese import tariffs announced this March. China responded Tuesday, threatening to impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods.
Twenty-two-year-old Barquin Arozamena's body was discovered Monday morning after golfers found a golf bag “with no one around it on the course,” authorities said in a statement. Barquin Arozamena sustained "several stab wounds to the upper torso, head and neck," according to the criminal complaint. According to the complaint, Richards was identified as a suspect after police saw an acquaintance of Richards' walking near the golf course.
At least one livestock company has reported massive losses in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Sanderson Farms, one of the country’s largest poultry producers, said in a notice to investors Monday that at least 1.7 million of its chickens had perished in North Carolina after dozens of broiler houses and other facilities were flooded because of the storm. The company added that about 30 farms in the state ― housing more than 6 million chickens ― remained unreachable because of flood waters.
The ministry said that while Syrian anti-aircraft had mistakenly shot down the plane of a close ally, Israeli jets flying nearby had put the Russian jet in the path of danger, and it threatened to retaliate over what it called a hostile act. Putin told reporters: "It looks most likely in this case that it was a chain of tragic chance events, because an Israeli aircraft did not shoot down our aircraft. "As for retaliatory measures, they will be aimed first and foremost at further ensuring the safety of our military personnel and facilities in Syria.
Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who are facing off in the U.S. Senate race in November, both weighed in over the weekend on the fatal shooting of a black man by a white off-duty police officer in Dallas on Sept. 6. At a rally Friday night, O’Rourke agreed with those calling for the firing of officer Amber Guyger, who shot and killed her neighbor, 26-year-old Botham Jean, after entering his apartment. Guyger claimed she mistakenly thought she was in her own apartment.
Tesla confirmed Tuesday that US Justice Department officials were looking into possible criminal aspects of a seemingly spontaneous, and later aborted, announcement by chief executive Elon Musk on taking the electric automaker private. Tesla shares ended the formal Nasdaq trading day down 3.35 percent to $284.96. Tesla said it was confident the matter would be quickly resolved with the Justice Department.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces an allegation of sexual assault from high school.
Asia Argento says she wants Rose McGowan to apologize for allegedly making up “horrendous lies” about her — or face legal action. On Monday, the Italian actress — who has been accused of sexually assaulting an underage boy — tweeted at McGowan, threatening to take “legal action” against her. “It is with genuine regret that I am giving you 24 hours to retract and apologize for the horrendous lies made against me in your statement [on] August 27th,” Argento, 42, wrote to McGowan.
The only thing in the Carolinas having a good week is the polo shirt. As Tropical Storm Florence bore down on the region, the polo became a symbol of a sort of chesty watchfulness. CNN’s Anderson Cooper wore one.
Several online sites have shared photos of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, falsely claiming the images prove he faked the wrath of Hurricane Florence on air. The claims were made after Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, tweeted a photo of Cooper in waist-deep flood waters, while his camera crew stood a few feet away in water up to their ankles. In his tweet, sent over the weekend as Hurricane Florence unleashed winds, rains and floods across the East Coast, Trump called on the television network to "stop lying" about his father.
A Texas daycare centre owner has been arrested on child endangerment charges after she was accused of keeping infants and toddlers tied to their car seats for hours. Rebecca Anderson, 60, kept the small children tied up in car seats for at least seven hours a day at her Mesquite daycare centre, Becky’s Home Child Care, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. The affidavit also alleged the daycare centre owner yanked a six-month-old child by the bib around his neck, tying laces around the young children’s necks to limit their movement.
President Donald Trump recently boasted about the U.S. steel industry. Disgruntled steelworkers say they’re not the ones benefiting from the industry’s gains, however. Together, ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel account for nearly 25 percent of U.S. steel production, The Washington Post reported.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed sorrow Tuesday for the downing by Syria of a Russian warplane with 15 people on board, saying it underscored an urgent need to resolve the Syria conflict. According to Russian and Israeli forces, the Syrian regime accidentally shot down the Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance plane off the Syria coast late Monday. It was the worst case of friendly fire between Moscow and Damascus since Russia's game-changing military intervention in September 2015.
Hundreds of Republican state legislators are already members of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a Koch network-backed conservative nonprofit that has played a major role in pushing laws restricting voting rights, rolling back regulations, pushing ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws, privatizing prisons and sabotaging Obamacare over the past decade. Wisconsin state Sen. Leah Vukmir, who is the GOP nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in November, isn’t running from her ties to ALEC ― as the group is known for short ― on the campaign trail. A HuffPost review of Vukmir’s legislative record since 2011 found she had introduced, co-sponsored or authored 24 different pieces of legislation that seem to draw directly from ALEC model policies.
"I'm optimistic because trade is one of those things where it's not a zero-sum game," Cook told ABC News' "Good Morning America" program on Tuesday. The iPhone was not among the ‘wide range’ of products that Apple told regulators would be hit by the $200 billion round of tariffs in a Sept. 5 comment letter to trade officials. Apple had feared for its Apple Watch and its wireless AirPod headphones, but both were left off the list announced on Monday.