The White House responded Monday to the father of the U.S. Navy SEAL killed last month in a raid in Yemen, defending an operation it says produced valuable intelligence that will ultimately save American lives. William Owens’ 36-year-old son, Ryan, and a number of civilians were killed in the Jan. 28 mission — the first such counterterrorist operation approved by President Trump. “I can’t possibly imagine what he’s going through in terms of the loss of a son,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday at his daily press briefing.
Former President George W. Bush said that the power of the presidency can be addictive and that an independent media is necessary to keep things in check. “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy,” Bush said in a “Today” show interview Monday morning. “We need an independent media to hold people like me to account.
A Missouri bartender told a 911 dispatcher that a patron said he killed "two Iranian people" just hours after a shooting 70 miles away at a suburban Kansas City bar left one Indian man dead and another hurt. Fifty-one-year-old Adam Purinton was arrested soon afterward. The bartender tells the dispatcher that the man initially said the shootings occurred at a gas station, not a bar.
Backed by China, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned North Korea for its "irresponsible and provocative" attempts to evade sanctions. The council agreed during a closed-door meeting on "the importance of full compliance" with sanctions resolutions, said Ukrainian Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko, the council president. The remarks endorsed by China, Pyongyang's sole ally, followed a report by the UN panel of experts that showed North Korea was flouting sanctions by resorting to middlemen and front companies abroad.
Giving two weeks is a pretty standard practice when employees move on from their current job. While most people quickly Google "two-week notice letter" and follow a pretty standard form, this guy decided on a different method.
By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan International Airlines said on Monday that it was investigating reports that more passengers than the maximum allowed had traveled on an international flight, adding it launched disciplinary measures against the crew. A PIA spokesman denied a newspaper report that seven extra passengers were forced to stand for the 3-hour flight from Karachi to Medina in Saudi Arabia on Jan. 20. "It is not possible for anyone to travel like that in an aircraft, regardless of the duration of the flight," Danyal Gillani.
In an otherwise tablet-dominated press release in Barcelona, Samsung found 15 seconds to tease its next big smartphone for all of us. A Samsung invite sent out confirms that the launch event is going to happen in New York City on March 29th. Until then, this teaser trailer is all we’ve got to go on.
El Salvador's widespread violence reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito. "Here we're used to seeing the dead every day," Martin Castillo, a street vendor in the capital's historic downtown, said Monday. Zoo director Vladan Henriquez said at a news conference that the hippo was covered with bruises and puncture wounds after apparently being attacked with metal bars, knives and rocks.
Female polar bear cub Nanuq (polar bear in the Inuit language), born on Nov. 7, 2016, is pictured with its mother, Sesi, during her first presentation to the public to mark International Polar Bear Day at the zoo of Mulhouse, France; a displaced Iraqi
UPDATE: 8:20 p.m. EST — President Donald Trump is expected to propose a 24 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget to $6.1 billion and to reduce its staff by 3,000 workers to 12,000. E&E News and Politico reported the cut would reduce the EPA’s budget to 1991 levels and staffing reminiscent to the mid-1980s. U.S. President Donald Trump likely will pay for a major bump in defense spending with sharp cuts to the Environmental Protection, the State Department and safety-net programs, reports indicated Monday.
Streep and Trump (Photo: Reuters/AP) Supporters of President Trump are calling for a boycott of Sunday’s Oscars, a celebration that brings together the two things conservatives hate most: the “liberal” media and the Hollywood elite. Former Arkansas Gov
At least 3 people are dead and two others are injured after a small plane crashed into homes, sparking a massive fire. Terrible situation in Southern California spent restarting this morning with some breaking news there crash. Moments after the plane slammed into a home in this neighborhood Whitney sees with their cell phones recording flames raging neighbors say is a ran out the woman who identified herself as a pilot came crawling out half on fire.
The United States called on Russia Sunday to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of targeting international monitors. "We call on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the ceasefire, withdraw all heavy weapons, and allow full and unfettered access to the OSCE monitors," the State Department said. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States was closely monitoring growing violence in eastern Ukraine and the failure of the combined Russian and separatist forces to abide by a ceasefire agreed to two years ago in Minsk.
The mom of 2-year-old twin boys, who died in a New York house fire while she was allegedly out buying weed last year, has pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Heather Ace, of Batavia, reportedly left Michael and Micah alone for more than an hour May 20 while she went to buy marijuana and visit a friend, according to reports. Firefighters found the boys in a back bedroom of the home, according to reports.
It is in Kuala Lumpur's "Little India" neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office. Glocom is a front company run by North Korean intelligence agents that sells battlefield radio equipment in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a United Nations report submitted to the Security Council seen by Reuters. Reuters found that Glocom advertises over 30 radio systems for "military and paramilitary" organizations on its Malaysian website, glocom.com.my.
SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA's Apollo heyday close to half a century ago. Tech billionaire Elon Musk — the company's founder and chief executive officer — announced the surprising news barely a week after launching his first rocket from NASA's legendary moon pad. Two people who know one another approached the company about sending them on a weeklong flight just beyond the moon, according to Musk.
When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago's wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National Book Award winners as keynote speakers and crafted a syllabus that would be the envy of most liberal arts colleges. While New Trier's demographics and resources aren't reflective of many public schools, the debate highlights the complications of teaching civil rights when much of the country struggles to discuss race. Some educators worry their work will become more difficult after a polarizing election that's fueled divisions, even in homogenous and largely Democratic areas like the upscale Lake Michigan suburbs making up New Trier.
On Sunday afternoon, Nokia’s new Finnish overlord, HMD Global, confirmed what many rumors said before the kickstart of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The iconic Nokia 3310 is being revived this year, under HMD Global’s version of Nokia. Unfortunately, it looks less like Nokia’s big comeback, and more like a phone that just plain sucks. Yes, it’s true, there’s a new Nokia 3310 in town, one that’s so special to HMD Global that it was unveiled only at the end of an otherwise great press conference that showed us a brand new, bold version of Nokia.
Six years ago this summer, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her toddler daughter, Caylee, following a lengthy and controversial trial in Orlando, Florida. Judge Belvin Perry, now retired and working for the law firm Morgan & Morgan, told the Orlando Political Observer recently he thought investigators should have devoted more time to looking into the role chloroform — which evidence showed someone on the Anthony family laptop searched online for months before Caylee vanished — may have played in the case. No," Perry told the Observer, a small blog that is owned by KMH Media Corp and has about 7,000 Facebook likes.
The U.S. Democratic Party has a new leader to face President Donald Trump. Tom Perez, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, was elected the new chair of the Democratic National Committee. Shortly after his selection, he asked his stiffest competition for the role, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Min.) to be his second in command.
A Pentagon-led preliminary plan to defeat Islamic State was delivered to the White House on Monday and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was expected to brief senior administration officials, a Defense Department spokesman told reporters. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that it was the framework for a broader plan and looked at Islamic State around the world, not just Iraq and Syria.
The Philippine foreign minister told the UN rights council on Monday that Manila would "destroy criminals" in a defiant defence of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. "We will not hesitate to destroy criminals who seek the wholesale destruction of our society," he added. More than 6,500 people have been killed in Duterte's drug war, launched after he took office eight months ago.
Hollywood royalty gathered at the Dolby Theater in California on Sunday night for the 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Read: Welcome to the Oscars... and a History of Controversy Moonlight took the award for Best Picture after an unprecedented
Dozens of people gathered in the Indian city of Hyderabad on Tuesday for the funeral of an engineer shot dead in the United States last week, an attack that has raised fears for the safety of Indians abroad. A white U.S. Navy veteran has been charged with the murder of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, in a case that U.S. authorities are investigating as a possible hate crime, the official term for crimes motivated by bias or prejudice. Friends stood around Kuchibhotla's body which was garlanded with flowers ahead of his last rites, while some relatives wiped away tears, television footage showed.
Al-Bab (Syria) (AFP) - In the days before the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Al-Bab fell, Umm Abdo's family sheltered underground both from the bombing and from jihadists themselves looking for somewhere to hide. "Each time they (IS) found a family in a basement, they'd chase them out so they could take their place," the veiled and abaya-wearing Umm Abdo told AFP. At Umm Abdo's side, her three other children appeared to have regained some of their composure.