The U.N. Security Council is considering a draft resolution affirming that any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be reversed.'Must be rescinded' »
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee may be looking to prematurely shutter the committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a ranking Democrat warned Friday. In a series of tweets, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) explained why he was becoming “increasingly worried” that the probe may be nearing a conclusion as soon as the end of December. Schiff, who is working on the probe, said that Republicans on the committee have not issued any subpoenas or scheduled any further witness interviews past next Friday.
A North Korean official widely deemed as the nation’s second most powerful figure has been missing for some time, raising speculation that he has been executed. Hwang was reportedly last seen in public on October 13.
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., starred in a viral exchange this week after he repeatedly stumped one of President Trump’s judicial nominees with basic questions about the law. “I enthusiastically supported President Trump for president, and I still do. In the past year, I have supported nearly every one of President Trump’s picks, but I don’t blindly support them,” Kennedy said in a Friday statement to Yahoo News when asked whether he would support Peterson’s nomination for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Petersen raised his hand.
California is in the midst of an inferno. More than 10 days after the Thomas Fire sparked in Ventura County, the blaze grew to some 252,200 acres on Friday as more than 8,300 firefighters worked night and day to contain it. All told, the fire is the fourth-largest in California history and has already cost the state’s firefighting agency, Cal Fire, nearly $89 million.
One eager Tennessee 2-year-old took matters into her own hands during her church’s recent Nativity pageant
Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, and his wife, Honey, one of the nation's wealthiest couples whose bodies were found in their mansion on Friday.
Two cousins charged in the brutal murder of four men in Pennsylvania in July pleaded not guilty at their arraignment hearing Thursday. Cosmo DiNardo, 20, is charged in four deaths and his cousin, Sean Kratz, 20, has been charged in three. Both pleaded guilty to multiple charges of criminal homicide, abuse of corpse, robbery and conspiracy in the fatal shootings of Dean Finocchiaro, 19, Mark Sturgis, 22, Tom Meo, 21, and Jimi Patrick, 19, whose bodies were discovered buried on a farm in Solebury, Pennsylvania, in July.
Not many cats get to have a career as a dog trainer, but one Missouri feline is doing just that.The Associated Press reported Thursday on D-O-G (pronounced “dee-OH-jee”), a fluffy black and white cat who plays an important role at Support Dogs, Inc. in
Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America's farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves. Two young polar bears ran away when they saw the Alaska airport worker's truck approach. "Well, it's just another day at the Will Rogers-Wiley Post Memorial Airport," Babcock says as the bears scamper off.
WASHINGTON ― The atmosphere is tense on Capitol Hill, as members of Congress and their staff anxiously await more sexual harassment revelations in their ranks. People are “freaking out,” one Democratic Hill staffer said. HuffPost spoke to more than a dozen members and aides, all of whom said there are rumors flying about when the next bombshell is coming.
Rachel Maddow shares video of an odd boast by Roy Moore's wife, Kayla Moore, that couple employs a Jewish lawyer, so accusations that they are anti-Semites could not be true.
Andrea Ramsey announced in a Facebook post she was ending her campaign, calling allegations that she harassed her former employee and then retaliated against him “a lie.” The employee, Gary Funkhouser, filed the lawsuit against OneLab Inc., the Kansas City-area company where Ramsey worked as a vice president. Ramsey was seeking the Democratic nomination in the 3rd District in the Kansas City area, hoping to win the right to challenge four-term incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder next year. Democrat Hillary Clinton carried it in last year’s presidential election.
A new poll has found that 63 percent of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to “impede or obstruct” the investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible links between Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin. Additionally, 40 percent are convinced Trump did something “illegal” with Russia, according to the Associated Press-NORC poll, while 32 percent believe he has done something “unethical” concerning Russia. Among those polled, 38 percent believe the Russia investigation is very or extremely important.
Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse contributed to the death of a student after he consumed 18 drinks in less than an hour and a half during a fraternity initiation, according a report issued on Friday. Grand jury members wrote the report after hearing testimony on hazing and alcohol use within the sprawling university's fraternity system. Prosecutors issued it at Centre County Court in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 10 months the death of Timothy Piazza, 19.
Polish Holocaust survivor Kazimierz Piechowski, who spectacularly escaped Auschwitz by stealing the car of a Nazi SS officer, died on Friday aged 98, the state Institute for National Remembrance (INR) said. Piechowski, who became prisoner number 918 when he was deported to the infamous death camp in 1940, escaped two years later with three fellow prisoners in one of the most daring escape efforts of World War II. Piechowski and the three others managed to escape after stealing uniforms and guns of officers belonging to the Nazis' feared SS branch and hijacking the Steyr 220 convertible belonging to camp commander Rudolf Hoess.
The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably the best amphibious-warfare force in the world. The issue is that relentless overseas commitments have strained marine resources so badly that it can’t conduct the other training that it needs to maintain its combat edge. A review of readiness data from 2014 to 2016 revealed that “Marine Corps units were unable to fully accomplish training for other amphibious operations priorities,” according to the GAO report.
Gay and Parker both lost children on Dec. 14, 2012, when a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 students and six teachers. “We want to make our hindsight the foresight of others,” Gay told HuffPost.
A plan that will be used to divide donations for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting was finalized Friday with a significant change that allows injured people who were not hospitalized to seek some of the money. Nielson said the committee recognizes people are experiencing psychological trauma from the massacre, but the "overwhelming number of victims prevents us from providing individual monetary payments" to them.
If you woke up with a chill in your bones and a faint sense of dread, it could be this: On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission decided to give internet service providers, like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, the power to meddle with your internet traffic. Internet service providers, or ISPs, had been accused of doing exactly that, before net neutrality rules were in place.
Rachel Maddow reports on the strange accusations that suddenly drove Trent Franks from office, with some women saying Franks asked them to carry his baby, in one case offering millions of dollars to do so.
Authorities issued a tsunami warning for parts of Java’s coastline after the quake struck just before midnight Friday. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said there were deaths and injuries reported in the Ciamis region of western Java but could not immediately provide details.
Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week. Most of the casualties were on the Gaza Strip border, where thousands of Palestinians gathered to hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers beyond the fortified fence. In the occupied West Bank, another area where Palestinians are seeking statehood along with adjacent East Jerusalem, medics said two protesters were killed and 10 wounded by Israeli gunfire.
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday. Masri's detention, which follows the biggest purge of the Saudi kingdom's affluent elite in its modern history, has sent shockwaves through business circles in Jordan and the Palestinian territories, where the billionaire has major investments. A Saudi citizen of Palestinian origin, Masri was detained last Tuesday hours before he was planning to leave after he chaired meetings of companies he owns, according to the sources.
Flights between Russia and Egypt will resume in February, the Russian transport ministry announced Friday, after they were suspended in 2015 following an airliner bombing claimed by the Islamic State group. Russian transport minister Maksim Sokolov and Egyptian civil aviation minister Sherif Fathy signed an agreement on aviation security that "is the first step for the resumption of flights between our countries," the Moscow ministry said. Sokolov said flights between Moscow and Cairo would restart in February 2018 pending internal procedures, in comments echoed by the Egyptian minister.
The anonymous woman was the first of multiple women to accuse the former “Today” host of workplace sexual misconduct. “She showed her face, she gave her name, she told her story and at the conclusion of the interview she was asked, ‘What do you want?’” Wilkenfeld told NBC’s Stephanie Gosk, describing the accuser’s interaction with the network. NBC fired Lauer in November, but did not elaborate about the allegations at the time.