The Chicago Tribune endorsed Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Friday as a “principled option” beyond the typical red-blue binary. The conservative paper’s editorial board argued that the Democratic and Republican parties have drifted so far from the United States’ political mainstream and failed to nominate suitable candidates to the top of their tickets. The paper’s editorial is as much an indictment of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump as it is an endorsement of former New Mexico Gov. Johnson.
C'est un marriage intéressant. Renault has announced it is partnering with Waze, a first step in a relationship that could see the traffic-fighting navigation software directly integrated into future models. The French carmaker is showing off a Waze-equipped Android Auto prototype setup at the Paris Motor Show this week, giving show visitors a chance to sample the maps in all their glory. In addition to prototyping Waze on Android Auto this week's auto show, Waze will be using Renault-branded map pins to display French electric car chargers on its app to honor the launch of the new ZOE electric car.
A speeding commuter train that plowed into a New Jersey station during morning rush hour, killing one person and injuring 114, has caused major destruction at the transport hub and gateway to Manhattan. The train entered the Hoboken station "at a high rate of speed" and "crashed through the barriers, bringing it into the interior wall" of the terminal, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said. A 34-year-old resident of Hoboken, who state medical examiners identified as Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, was standing on the platform when she was hit and killed by debris from the crash, Christie told CNN.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A water station in rebel-held eastern Aleppo was destroyed by bombing on Friday, dealing a further blow to a water system already badly damaged during a week-long offensive by the Syrian army to take back the city's insurgent-held districts
UPDATE: Sept. 30, 2016, 7:27 a.m. EDT The Rosetta mission has ended. At 7:20 a.m. ET, European Space Agency mission managers got confirmation that the spacecraft touched down on the surface of the comet, ending its mission. Rosetta left Earth in 2004 with the Philae lander nestled within it.
Three of The Drive’s editors—Josh Condon, Will Sabel Courtney, and Sean Evans—recently all had their hands pried from the wheel of a 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB, since none wanted to return it. They discussed the finer merits and detractors of the absurdly fun
A friend of Alexa Coria started the donation account after the woman’s boyfriend, Juan Canales-Hernandez, was arrested for allegedly killing baby RaeLynn Coria Martinez. Authorities said Canales-Hernandez, 24, struck the child with a chair after becoming “frustrated.” The baby died from her injuries two days after the attack earlier this month. The boyfriend was on probation for a previous child abuse conviction, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and is being held without bail on charges including first-degree murder, the Coloradoan reported.
Turkey's main opposition party leader on Friday accused the government of seeking to capitalise on the July 15 coup to stifle dissent, and vowed to oppose moves to extend a three-month state of emergency. Tens of thousands accused of links to the group led by US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed by authorities for the attempted coup, have been detained or dismissed from their jobs in a relentless crackdown following the coup. The government has imposed a three-month state of emergency after the botched coup, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested there might be a need to extend the measure even up to a year.
By Fedja Grulovic and Marko Djurica VRSKA CUKA, Serbia (Reuters) - Across south-east Europe, governments are throwing up barriers to keep out migrants arriving via Turkey, but numbers are still creeping up as rougher seas lead more to try this Balkan route rather than risk a Mediterranean crossing. Since July, Serbian border guards have stopped more than 10,000 migrants attempting to cross from Bulgaria and Macedonia, but charities have reported sharply lengthening queues for food in Serbian refugee camps over recent days. Last autumn, hundreds of thousands of migrants trekked up from Turkey through the rocky Balkan peninsula, hoping to enter the European Union's passport-free Schengen zone by crossing into Hungary.
In 34 years, USA Today has never endorsed a presidential candidate. This year, one of the candidates – Republican nominee Donald Trump – is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency," the board writes, citing habits such as "traffic[king] in prejudice," a "checkered" business career, recklessness, and dishonesty.
Samsung likely wants nothing more than to put the Galaxy Note 7 debacle behind it, but that isn't in the cards just yet. The ordeal began shortly after Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 launch last month, when BGR was among the first to cover a report from an early adopter whose Galaxy Note 7 exploded while it was charging. Before Samsung fans knew what hit them, the company was issuing a worldwide recall for its hotly anticipated flagship phablet.
Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has summoned Russia's ambassador over "unacceptable" comments by Moscow criticising a report into the downing of flight MH17, officials said on Friday. "Responding to the presentation of the initial findings... spokespersons for the Kremlin and the Russian foreign ministry and defence ministry questioned the professionalism, integrity and independence of the Dutch public prosecution service," the Dutch foreign ministry said. "The Russian ambassador was informed that unsubstantiated criticism like this is unacceptable," the ministry said in a statement, issued in The Hague.
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, breaks down the new cases accepted by the Court on Thursday, including four that involve constitutional questions. The Supreme Court, often interested these days in how far the First Amendment goes to protect freedom of expression, moved back into that area on Thursday as it selected new cases to be decided in the term that opens formally next Monday. Among eight new cases the Justices scheduled for review were four that involve constitutional questions, and two of those focus on the First Amendment. Beyond those four, another case involves an issue that is close to constitutional in nature – the sovereign status of America’s Indian tribes. And another turns on the duty of courts to use fair procedures – a guarantee similar to what the Constitution requires in criminal cases – when they impose money penalties on lawyers for professional misconduct.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Saturday that she had not reversed course on her policy on migrants, two weeks after she said she wished she could turn back the clock to better prepare Germany for last year's influx. Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) suffered electoral routs in two state elections last month as voters rejected her open-door migrant policy just a year ahead of a federal election. Taking some of the blame for her party's drubbing, Merkel struck a conciliatory tone and said she would if she could "turn back the time by many, many years" to prepare Germany for the influx.
The Paris auto show is open to the public from Oct. 1-16. BMW’s Concept X2 compact crossover was unveiled featuring coupe elements of the German luxury automaker’s X1. Big air intakes are positioned on the sides of the new X2 and the kidney-shaped grilles have been restyled with an upside down design and are not connected to lighting systems as in other recent BMW models.
Anthony Goode, 21, who lives in the building where the incident occurred told the Omaha World-Herald that his girlfriend woke him up when she heard an ambulance and that he looked out a window to see two women and a medic carrying a baby to an ambulance. The baby, however, was transported to the Creighton University Medical Center and pronounced dead shortly after.
Without more donor support the emergency caused by Boko Haram will become the world's worst humanitarian crisis, a top UN official said Friday, as a massive appeal remained just a quarter funded. United Nations assistant secretary general Toby Lanzer said the suffering in northeast Nigeria and surrounding areas was the worst he had ever witnessed. Nigeria-born Islamist group Boko Haram has waged a brutal insurgency in the country's northeast, with violence spreading more recently to western Cameroon as well as the south of Chad and Niger.
Nick Hillary's civil lawsuit against the village of Potsdam and the police is still pending. Reporter: At the majestic St. Lawrence county courthouse, it is time for justice. Hillary waived his right to a jury trial, allowing one man, judge Felix catena, to decide his fate.
Shimon Peres was being laid to rest on Friday in a ceremony attended by thousands of admirers and dozens of international dignitaries — in a final tribute to a man who personified the history of Israel during a remarkable seven-decade political career and who came to be seen by many as a visionary and symbol of hopes of Mideast peace. U.S. President Barack Obama, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas headlined a long list of world leaders who converged on Israel’s national cemetery, Mount Herzl, for the event. In a nod to the Palestinian leader, Abbas sat in the front row at the memorial service.
When Donald Trump complained about his microphone after his televised presidential debate Monday with Hillary Clinton, few people believed him -- viewers had no trouble understanding his words. "Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump's audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall," the commission said on its website, without elaborating. In that terse phrase the independent group thus confirmed that Trump was right in denouncing the quality of his microphone, even if his initial complaint was met with widespread derision and disbelief.
It's been more than a year since news broke that Volkswagen installed software on its diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests. While VW has worked hard to get past this scandal, many investigations and lawsuits still drag on. Speaking to Automotive News at the Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller said he's hopeful that the automaker can reach an agreement with the U.S. government over the size of a monetary fine.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision Friday to end the US Refugee Resettlement Program in Texas did not come as much of a surprise. Texas has been one of the most aggressive in pushing for more scrutiny of refugees. With the available nongovernmental network and infrastructure supporting refugees in Texas, it appears that refugees in Texas – and new incoming ones – may not be affected that much by Texas pulling out of the resettlement program.
Single-stall public restrooms in California will be open to anyone regardless of gender under a bill signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday that is being hailed as an advance of transgender rights. Access to public bathrooms has become a flashpoint in the battle over transgender rights in the United States, where some states including California already let transgender students use locker rooms and restrooms in accordance with their gender identities.
Russian firefighters are battling to extinguish wildfires that have engulfed forests in eastern Siberia and forced schools to close in its Irkutsk region, according to local media. Environmental group Greenpeace said some two million hectares had been on fire and large amounts of carbon disgorged by the fires represented an environmental threat and a danger to local communities. A state of emergency had been declared in the Irkutsk region and all activity banned in local forests where fires were still raging, the regional emergencies ministry said.
If you're a Yahoo user, you already know that 500 million Yahoo accounts were compromised by malicious hackers, and that you should reset your Yahoo password. What Yahoo didn't tell you was that you may also need to unlink, and then relink, all the mobile devices that access your Yahoo account. As Dustin Childs and Simon Zuckerbraun of Trend Micro pointed out in a recent blog post, even if you've reset your regular password, malicious hackers may have already give their own mobile devices permanent access to your account.