During the first family's visit to the Vatican, Pope Francis strikes a lighter chord when he asks President Trump's wife about his diet.There was some initial confusion »
The Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.
An 8-year-old and a college student are among the 22 people who were killed in the terror attack at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert.
President Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. NBC's Alex Witt and Hallie Jackson report.
A massive rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic seaside Highway 1 which had already been hit by a number of road closures caused by severe winter storms, state transportation officials said Tuesday. The slide on one of America's most picturesque highways took place on Saturday morning in a remote and largely uninhabited area known as Mud Creek. The road in that section of the highway had already been shut down before a million tons of earth came tumbling down from a hillside, burying a 1,500-foot (nearly half a kilometer) section of the highway, said Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the state's transportation agency.
The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.
George W. Bush’s first foreign destination as president was Mexico, a chance to showcase a relationship he built as Texas governor and had campaigned on as a credential for his ability to manage world affairs.When Barack Obama ventured abroad for the
When Chinese student Yang Shuping described how she ditched her five pollution masks upon discovering the "oddly luxurious" air of the United States, she drew a fierce online backlash, indignant newspaper columns and even a rebuttal from her hometown. On Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency's English-language Twitter account broadcast a live-stream from Kunming, with two reporters interviewing passersby about air quality and whether they wore pollution masks. China's foreign ministry also weighed in, saying it was aware the issue was being widely discussed online, and that any Chinese citizen should "make remarks responsibly".
“She later told her rescuers that she performed the stunt as part of the challenge from the ‘Blue Whale’ social media game which has been linked to a string of teenage suicides in Russia. While the “Blue Whale” challenge was widely covered, there’s little evidence to suggest that any such trend is claiming the lives of teens in Russia or elsewhere. It’s demographic is reportedly young teens, but at least one adult individual has been linked to the “Blue Whale” phenomenon.
A Florida man told police he killed his two roommates because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam, and investigators found bomb-making materials and Nazi propaganda after he led them to the bodies. Devon Arthurs, 18, told police he had until recently shared his roommates' neo-Nazi beliefs but that he converted to Islam, according to court documents and a statement the Tampa Police Department released Monday.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier talks with Rachel Maddow about how "follow the money" is proving to be fruitful guidance for the House Intelligence Committee's Trump-Russia investigation.
Remember Chloe, the adorable, shade-throwing, side-eyeing little girl whose hilarious reaction won the Internet’s heart? Well, as kids tend to do, Chloe grew up, and our hearts just can’t handle the cuteness.
Fmr. CIA Director John Brennan reveals there were "contacts and interactions" between Russia & the Trump campaign and that he briefed Paul Ryan & others in Congress on Russian interference last summer.
Everyone talks about how health care is the biggest crisis facing retirees, but unfortunately that crisis takes a distant second to another, far more serious issue. Most retirees don't have any money. A 2015 National Institute on Retirement Security study found that the median working-age household has just $14,500 in retirement savings -- woefully short of the hundreds of thousands in savings truly needed to retire in the first place.
Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey has reopened after temporarily shutting down late Tuesday, following an engine fire that prompted the evacuation of an airplane, officials said. There were reports of five minor injuries, according to a statement posted on the airport's official Twitter account, with delays expected to persist through the night. "Newark Airport is temporarily closed due to deployment of emergency chutes on a plane with an apparent engine fire," an earlier post on the airport's official Twitter account had said.
Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia was a huge success. The Saudis wisely pandered to the new president’s foibles, rolling out the red carpet for a lavish celebration. Pushing back on Tehran allows Trump to symbolically break with Barack Obama’s policies and is popular among congressional Republicans, but it is also dangerous, with the potential to undermine the nuclear deal, slow the fight against Isis, and embroil the United States more deeply in parochial regional struggles.
You’re forgiven if the name KIC 8462852 doesn’t ring a bell. The star has continually exhibited extremely odd behavior, and has been repeatedly observed experiencing huge dips in brightness that don’t seem to have any readily available explanation. Normally, the dimming of a star at regular intervals would indicate the presence of a planet in orbit, but there doesn’t seem to be any pattern to the of dimming exhibited by KIC 8462852.
New York authorities issued an Amber Alert for 12-year-old McKenzie Wilson after she was abducted early in the morning. McKenzie went missing from her home in Lyndon, a small town in Cattaraugus County, New York, at around 5 a.m. EDT. Police said Joshua Monette, 18, and John Harvey, 16, stole a red Chevy Silverado pickup before taking the girl, according to WHAM-TV.
A dog found near death will be reunited with her owners two years after she disappeared. Five-year-old Cali was found at a rest stop in south New Jersey in April, the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/2rLNJS3 ) reported. The emaciated Rhodesian ridgeback was taken to Broken Promises Sanctuary, where volunteers set out to bring her back to life.
By Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. The man suspected of carrying out Britain's deadliest bombing in nearly 12 years was named as Salman Abedi, aged 22, but police declined to give further details about him. "Our priority, along with the police counter-terrorism network and our security partners, is to continue to establish whether he was acting alone or working as part of a wider network," Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said.
Richard Gamache, 24, is charged with first-degree child abuse related to the death of a 2-year-old Jefferson County girl, identified only as "A.C.," who was found having seizures when EMS responded to a 911 call on May 16. Emergency crews said the girl’s body had multiple bruises and she was immediately transported to a hospital for further treatment, according to a probable cause statement. Gamache then reportedly admitted to cops that he demonstrated wrestling moves on the child and said it's possible A.C. sustained some type of head injury, potentially after striking her head on a concrete wall.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross praised the lack of protests during Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, despite the country being well known for handing out brutal punishments to dissenting voices. Over a dozen prominent activists convicted on charges arising from their peaceful activities were serving long prison sentences in 2016, according to Human Rights Watch. Asked whether this could be because protests were stifled in the country, Mr Ross replied: “In theory, that could be true.
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Deep cuts in the White House’s proposed 2018 budget released today would eliminate the popular Energy Star program and 50 others as part of a 31 percent decrease in funding to the Environmental Protection Agency. Energy Star, which has enjoyed bipartisan support since it was created in 1992, reports saving consumers $362 billion on their utility bills over the past 25 years.
India announced Tuesday it had fired mortars at Pakistani army posts across their disputed border in Kashmir, a rare public disclosure of such a pre-emptive assault against its neighbour. Troops fired at military camps in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir which were being used to harbour militants, an Indian army spokesman said. "As part of our counter-terror operations, punitive fire assaults across LoC (Line of Control, the de facto border) are being undertaken by the Indian army," Major-General Ashok Narula told a briefing in New Delhi.
While Apple fans wait for the upcoming iPhone 8, the Bell reported Tuesday Apple signed a deal with Samsung Electronics for OLED panels for next year’s iPhone 9, the Investor said. The iPhone 9 reportedly will come in two OLED models, a 5.28-inch version and a 6.46-inch device.
President Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, May 24. The pope spoke with Trump about peace, the environment and immigrants. The meeting comes a year after the two clashed on Trump’s immigration policy. The two met privately and exchanged gifts, and Francis lightened the mood by jokingly asking Melania Trump a specific question about Trump.