The view from the sky of Maria's aftermath showed downed power lines, often stretching for miles.Wooden homes demolished »
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said President Donald Trump never apologized for saying he wasn’t a war hero. McCain, who is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer, added that his recent opposition to Republicans’ attempts to repeal Obamacare had absolutely nothing to do with his troubled relationship with the commander-in-chief. You’ve gotta move on,” the 81-year-old told Lesley Stahl in an interview that aired Sunday.
Some people prefer to bring a detailed list when they go grocery shopping. Era Golwalkar’s husband Gaurav gets one with diagrams and bullet points.The couple, who live in Pune, India, takes turns grocery shopping every other week, Era told HuffPost. While
A few days after Hurricane Irma slammed into south Florida ― while there were still tight travel restrictions and curfews in place ― Bette Zirkelbach stocked an ambulance with supplies and raced south. The drive from the panhandle, where she’d taken refuge from the record-breaking storm, to Marathon, a city in Florida Keys, was supposed to take 10 hours. In the wake of the disaster, it took Zirkelbach nearly a full day to reach the low-lying string of islands jutting into the Gulf of Mexico.
The 2-day-old puppy was reportedly found in a garage by the soldiers' barracks after a downpour. When the dog's mother was unable to reach her pupppy in time, a soldier recruit identified as Weeraphon Sukudom quickly took action. When the recruits found the puppy, it was already "blue," revealed reports.
An autopsy report has revealed how a model was scalped and drained of blood, in a murder branded unprecedented “outside of wartime”. Comic book writer Blake Leibel, 35, is charged with the murder of the mother of his child, Ukrainian-born Iana Kasian, 30. The murder took place in May last year and Mr Leibel, the heir to a plastics and property fortune, could be given the death sentence if found guilty, due to the severity of the crime.
Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who at one point reportedly weighed more than 1,100 pounds, died early Monday at a United Arab Emirates hospital, where she was being treated by a team of 20 doctors. El Aty reportedly had heart disease and kidney dysfunction. Doctors said El Aty’s weight issues were caused by a thyroid condition.
A Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli men and critically wounding a fourth.
By Maher Chmaytelli and Daren Butler ERBIL, Iraq/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurds will go ahead with a referendum on independence on Monday because their partnership with Baghdad has failed, Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani said on Sunday, shrugging off international opposition to the vote. In response, the Iraqi government asked the autonomous Kurdish region to hand over control of its international border posts, its international airports and called on foreign countries to stop importing Kurdish crude oil. It asked "the neighboring countries and the countries of the world to deal exclusively with the federal government of Iraq in regards to entry posts and oil," according to a statement from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office.
A British woman believed to have died after being mauled by feral dogs in Greece may have been attacked by rabid wolves, a coroner has said. The woman, named locally as Celia Hollingworth, of Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, was reported missing on Thursday. Coroner Nikolaos Kifinidis told The Times that the condition of remains found on Saturday suggested she was not attacked by stray dogs.
U.S. President Donald Trump will visit Puerto Rico on Oct. 3, nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through the island as a Category 4 storm, he announced at a press briefing Tuesday morning. “Puerto Rico needs a lot of money. Aid work in Puerto Rico has been especially challenging, the president explained, because “this is an island, sitting in the middle of an ocean, and it’s a big ocean.
The parents of Otto Warmbier ― the 22-year-old college student who spent more than a year imprisoned in North Korea and died days after returning home with a severe brain injury ― say the world must recognize the rogue nation as a state sponsor of terror. Fred and Cindy Warmbier spoke out Tuesday for the first time since Otto Warmbier’s death during an interview with “Fox & Friends,” condemning Pyongyang officials over the brutal mistreatment of their son. “It was astounding to Cindy and I to discover that North Korea is not listed as a state sponsor of terror,” Fred Warmbier said.
A group of conservative Roman Catholics has accused Pope Francis of spreading “heresy” by signaling his openness to letting some divorced and remarried Catholics receive Holy Communion. The letter focused primarily on Francis’s 260-page treatise “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), published last year. “The pope has advocated the beliefs that obedience to God’s moral law can be impossible or undesirable, and that Catholics should sometimes accept adultery as compatible with being a follower of Christ,” the group said in a release, equating remarriage after divorce to having an affair.
Melania Trump met Prince Harry for the first time over the weekend while attending the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, but one bizarre moment between the two stood out: a hand "signal" seen around the world. The first lady posed for pictures with his royal highness at the event, of which Twitter conspiracy theorists quickly analyzed after noticing something up with Prince Harry's hand -- a sign of the horns. In photos of the two from the event, people are saying the British royal made a devil sign with his hands.
Nearly 50,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption as dozens of tremors rattle the surrounding region, officials said Monday. Waskita Sutadewa, spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency in Bali, said people have scattered to all corners of the island and some have crossed to the neighboring island of Lombok. Indonesian authorities raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level on Friday following a dramatic increase in seismic activity.
Anthony Weiner must report to prison by Nov. 6 to begin serving his 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. As his sentence was announced Monday, the former Democratic congressman from New York dropped his head into his hand and wept, then stared straight ahead. After the hearing ended and Judge Denise Cote left the bench, he sat in his seat for several minutes, continuing to cry.
Qatar Airways announced Tuesday it has placed an order worth more than $2 billion for six Boeing planes, which it said reflected the airline's continued expansion in the United States. A statement on the Gulf carrier's website said it had placed an order for two Boeing 747-8 Freighters and four 777-300ERs. "The order, a sign of the airline's continued expansion and contribution to the US economy, adds to the airline's current fleet of nearly 100 Boeing widebody airplanes and its more than 100 additional Boeing aircraft on order," read the Qatar Airways statement.
By Joseph Nasr BERLIN (Reuters) - Syrian refugees rejoiced on Sunday at the news that Angela Merkel had secured a fourth term as German chancellor, but said they were alarmed by the rise of the far-right AfD party, which they feared could push her to tighten asylum rules. "We prayed that Merkel would win," said Fatima al-Haidar, a mother of two from Damascus. The conservatives bled support to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), which entered parliament for the first time as the third-biggest party, cashing in on anger at Merkel's decision to welcome more than 1.3 million refugees.
On a more human level, it would be interesting to go back in time to World Wars I and II, where a constant refrain of the sailors and airmen who hunted subs was the sheer tedium of the search. Hour after hour after hour of scanning the oceans, in the hope that a needle in the haystack would reveal itself as a sonar contact or a tiny periscope peeking above the surface. If nothing else, farming out sub-hunting to the robots will make chasing subs a bit less dull.
Comedian Hasan Minhaj took aim at President Donald Trump at GQ India’s Men of the Year Awards, proving once again that he can throw some serious shade while looking classy AF. Minhaj was in Mumbai on Friday to accept the publication’s International Man
This city built on industry ― steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie funded many of its must-see attractions ― is experiencing a boom that’s put it on the tasteful traveler’s map, thanks in part to its excellent new restaurants and sprawling green spaces. A post shared by Toronto (@thetorontolifer) on Sep 6, 2017 at 5:08am PDTThis urban ballpark is home to the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates and some stellar scenery. A post shared by Zach D. (@blkmir) on Sep 22, 2017 at 10:00am PDT Dishes like duck terrine and goat cheese salad appear on a chalkboard menu at this trendy two-year-old eatery. The bright, modern aesthetic is just begging to be photographed.
Authorities are searching for a motive behind Sunday morning’s deadly shooting spree at a Tennessee church as new details about the suspected gunman’s past surface. Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, who is charged with one count of murder, had expressed suicidal thoughts some months before police say he “indiscriminately” shot at people leaving a service at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, The Associated Press reported. According to police records obtained by the AP, Samson’s father reported him as threatening to harm himself in late June.
Rachel Myrick, the victim bitten by the reptile on Sept. 12, was released from Mary Washington Hospital on Sunday. “I freaked out,” Myrick told The Free Lance-Star. The snake bite caused swelling that spread past her knee. Myrick would require three months to recover completely.
Voting began Monday in northern Iraq on a controversial referendum that will decide whether Iraqi Kurds will declare independence from Iraq. Iraq’s central government remains starkly opposed to the effort and has asked countries to stop buying oil from Kurdistan, and threatened a wider economic blockade. With roughly 30 million ethnic Kurds scattered over Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey, Iraq’s neighbors are eyeing the vote anxiously, and beginning to take more drastic action.
In a story Sept. 19 about Haitians settling in Mexico, The Associated Press misidentified the pastor of a Tijuana church. TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours.
Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard Smith has retired, following a massive data breach at his company that exposed the personal information of millions of people. The credit reporting agency revealed earlier this month that hackers had accessed the information of some 143m Americans – including some who had no idea the company was collecting their data. The exposed information included social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and even credit card numbers.