Actress Louise Linton, who is married to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, posted and then deleted a photo of her and her husband as they walked off an Air Force jet.Tagged designers, responded to a comment »
Monday’s total solar eclipse captivated the nation and dominated news coverage, but not every anchor was as delighted, or even interested, as their audience. Megyn Kelly of NBC’s “Today” broached her skepticism of eclipse mania with her fellow panelists, asking, “Is the problem that the eclipse is not actually that exciting and we need to gin it up? Later she advised viewers not to fret if they miss the astronomical event.
A city council meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned chaotic on Monday night as residents complained about the city’s decision to allow a white supremacist march earlier this month as well as the police response to the resulting melee. “I’m outraged!” said Tracy Saxon, per The New York Times.
Ten sailors are missing after an American warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore in the second accident involving US Navy destroyers in little more than two months. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while heading to Singapore for a routine port call, the Navy said in a statement. “Initial reports indicate John S McCain sustained damage to her port side aft,” the Navy said.
Spain asked the rest of Europe to join the hunt for a young man thought to have been the driver in last week's deadly van attack in Barcelona as police said on Monday that he had also hijacked a car and killed its occupant during his escape. After driving at high speed into crowds on the city's famous avenue Las Ramblas last Thursday, killing 13 people, the suspected Islamist militant fled on foot and then hijacked the car as it was being parked, stabbing the driver to death, police said. The suspect, Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, then drove the hijacked car through a police checkpoint, police said.
A 25-year-old mother who had just given birth was crushed to death in freak accident on a hospital elevator in Spain, according to reports. Rocio Cortes Nunez, 25, had delivered a daughter via cesarean section and was being transferred to the maternity ward on a gurney when she was crushed between floors, the BBC reported. Nunez had two other girls, ages 5 and 4, The Independent reported.
The Scottish wife of Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary had a bizarre Instagram meltdown after being criticised for bragging about her designer clothes on a state-funded trip to Kentucky. In a rambling comment, Louise Linton accused a mother-of-three of being "out-of-touch" and appeared to mock her, saying "your life looks cute".
In a step that could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff. The embassy made the decision after the Russian Foreign Ministry ordered a cap on the number of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia, it said in a statement, adding that it would resume issuing visas in Moscow on Sept. 1, but maintain the suspension at consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok indefinitely. Nearly a quarter of a million Russian tourists visited the U.S. last year, according to Russian tourism officials.
As viewers gathered to watch the total solar eclipse cross the sky in the U.S. on Monday, the astronauts on the International Space Station had multiple opportunities to see the moon cover the sun from space. Crew members on Expedition 52 had their cameras outfitted with special filters to allow them to photograph the solar eclipse aboard the station. Because the station orbits the earth every 90 minutes, the astronauts saw partial views of the eclipse three different times, with different levels of coverage each time.
An Australian man hoping for some good fishing got more than he bargained for Friday when he encountered a massive great white shark circling his boat. James Miller was fishing with his friend Sam Shellabear near Garden Island in Western Australia when the 16-foot great white approached.
On Monday, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the last on the continent to experience it. Historic Charleston, with its cobblestone streets and elegant antebellum mansions, was clearly a-bustle on Sunday, in full pre-eclipse mode. Its restaurants were packed and downtown parking was at a premium as excited locals and tourists -- possessors of the prized solar glasses that make eclipse-viewing safe -- strolled cheerfully along the seafront Battery promenade.
Former Army intelligence analyst and transgender activist Chelsea Manning responded in the best way Monday night to a violent message she received on Twitter. The whistleblower, who posed in her bathing suit for a profile in the September issue of Vogue
Donald Trump’s Department of the Interior has told the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to stop studying the effects of coal mining on health. A branch of the interior department – the office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement – was funding an inquiry into the potential correlation between increased human health risks and living near surface coal mine sites in Central Appalachia. Coal mining in Central Appalachia, where the committee’s work is focused, includes mountaintop removal in which peaks have been blasted off.
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion and endangerment of U.S. troops for leaving his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has chosen to have a judge hear the case instead of a military jury
A suspect has been named in the slaying of two Florida cops, whose deaths were marked with a somber weekend vigil. Everett Miller, 45, who served as a United States Marine for more than 20 years, was arrested Friday, hours after two policemen in Kissimmee were gunned down in what cops have called an ambush. Officer Matthew Baxter died from his injuries Friday night.
Donald Trump will announce his decision on America’s strategy in Afghanistan in an address to US troops and the nation on 21 August, almost 16 years after the war began. Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday night as he lays out his strategy for the continuing US involvement in the war in Afghanistan. What is Trump expected to say about Afghanistan tonight?
A man riding a scooter was going down a street in the Chinese city of Guangxi, when a massive sinkhole suddenly opened up ahead of him. Well one thing's for sure, he probably won't be using his phone while driving again for a long time.
At least it did for Eddie Chen and, presumably, for many of the 420,000 of his Taiwanese compatriots who opted to earn a higher salary by working in mainland China. “China has a bigger market and there is more globalization here,” he explains. Official government statistics reveal that by 2015 over 720,000 out of Taiwan’s roughly 10-million strong workforce, 72.5% of them with an undergraduate degree or higher, had moved overseas for better job opportunities.
A man who rammed a car into two bus shelters in southern France on Monday, killing at least one person, was known to police for minor crimes and had psychological issues, a police source said.A judicial source said the incident, four days after an attacker
In late April, five weeks after losing Gabriel, Rachel says she and Heidi were watching television when the news of his death was broadcast on the local news
The 'Great American Eclipse' captivated millions around the world - it was the most-observed and most-photographed eclipse in history. The moon is expected to block out the sun for up to 4 minutes and 33 seconds over Chile and Argentina - far longer than Monday's 'Great American Eclipse', which lasted a little more than two minutes in the path of totality.
Plymouth Long Beach in Massachusetts was closed for a few hours after a white shark was spotted by a passenger on a chartered boat half a mile off the coast around 10 a.m. EDT Sunday. The shark, at least 12 feet in length, reportedly came up to the surface when the passenger on the boat was trying to reel in a striped bass on his fishing line, Mass Live reported. Assistant harbor master, Alex Robinson, told Boston Globe the shark came up to the fishing line, ate the fish caught in it and went back into the waters.
A man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a high school football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot Monday morning near the courthouse in Steubenville, across the Ohio River from West Virginia's northern panhandle and just west of Pittsburgh. Ma'Lik, then 17, served about 10 months in a juvenile lockup after being convicted with another Steubenville High School football player of raping a 16-year-old girl during an alcohol-fueled party in 2012.
Lebanon's army found anti-aircraft missiles among with a cache of weapons in an area abandoned by Islamic State militants, it said on Monday. The arms cache also included mortars, medium and heavy machine guns, assault rifles, grenades, anti-tank weapons, anti-personnel mines, improvised explosive devices and ammunition. On Saturday Lebanon's army began an operation to dislodge Islamic State from its small enclave in the mountains straddling the border with Syria.
WASHINGTON ― Following President Donald Trump’s primetime address on Monday, which provided little substance on U.S. strategy in a nearly 16-year war in Afghanistan, White House officials went on TV to give full-throated endorsements of Trump briefly staying on message and reading from a teleprompter. “What the American people saw last night was a commander in chief addressing the nation, addressing our troops, and really, addressing the world, with American resolve,” a beaming Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday on “Fox and Friends,” a Trump-friendly program that the president himself frequently watches. Pence echoed the vague platitudes that the president made in his speech, insisting that the U.S. is “in Afghanistan to win” — although, like his boss, Pence did not elaborate on what victory would entail.
Border Patrol agents at a Texas checkpoint found 60 people hiding in a refrigerated tractor-trailer on Saturday. Agents assigned to the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint sent a truck for secondary inspection that morning after a K-9 alerted officers to the trailer, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.