Details have emerged of the highly classified Israeli intelligence revealed by the president to Russian officials earlier this year.'Wasn't even aware' »
President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency. Politico reported Tuesday that Trump is considering Thomas Brunell, a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas with no management experience, to be the deputy director of the Census Bureau. If Trump does pick Brunell, Politico noted, it would break with longstanding tradition of having a nonpartisan career civil servant in the role.
Argentine navy says the last sound heard from the submarine was most likely an explosion, and the families of the 44 crew members have been told their loved ones are most likely dead.
A man who remains convinced that the Earth is flat intends to prove it once and for all, and an effort to that end will involve launching himself 1,800 feet through the sky and taking photos of the big blue ball we call home, according to a new report from Newsweek. Mike Hughes of California says he’s going to do so in a rocket he built out of scrap metal. "It’ll shut the door on this ball earth," Hughes recently promised some of his fellow "flat Earthers" according to the Washington Post.
Law enforcement officials in Papua New Guinea moved to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from a former detention center on Manus Island after the Australian government closed it late last month. Hundreds of men have been holed up at the center for more than three weeks, refusing to move to a nearby town over fear of reprisals from local residents.
Andrea Bernstein talks with Rachel Maddow about the problems the Trump family has had with the Trump SoHo Hotel and today's news that the owner has paid the Trump's to exit the contract early, as the Trump name is seen as damaging to business
After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana. The 65-year-old former state worker from Portland, Oregon, said he’d carried out the protest to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change. Higgins and his defense team, however, were barred from referring to climate change during the trial.
Drivers in Riverdale, Utah experienced some unexpected bumps on their morning commute when cows began raining down on them from the road above. The freeway ramp was temporarily closed in the aftermath, as crews attempted to clear the scene of cattle. The driver was speeding in the 45-mph (72-kph) area, Riverdale Police Lieutenant Mike Loveland told The Independent.
The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration. Jurors went home midday Wednesday without reaching a verdict and will resume deliberations Monday after the long holiday weekend. Garcia Zarate had been released from the San Francisco jail about three months before the shooting, despite a request by federal immigration authorities to detain him for deportation.
Kate McClure was driving to Philadelphia in October when she ran out of fuel and decided to leave her vehicle to walk to the nearest petrol station. “I pulled over as far as I could, and got out of the car to head to the nearest gas station. Johnny Bobbitt Jr has been living on the streets of Pennsylvania’s largest city for the past 18 months and spends every day sitting on the side of the road holding a sign asking strangers for help.
Democrats are salivating at the chance to pick up a Senate seat in the Deep South. When Jeff Sessions vacated the position to become attorney general, it seemed safe to assume that his successor would be a fellow Republican. “We see this as a race that Doug Jones is running.
In an exclusive interview with NBC News, General John Nicholson discusses the U.S. strategy against the Taliban in Afghanistan, and why he's confident he maintains Trump's trust.
Portland had come under fire from LGBTQ rights activists in recent months over two earlier drafts of the ordinance that contained controversial language in regard to drag performances. In September, city council members proposed the first draft, which was aimed at cracking down on “adult-oriented” businesses, defined as those that featured exotic dancers, strippers and “male and female impersonators,” The Tennessean reported.
Exuberant Zimbabweans converged on a stadium for the presidential inauguration Friday of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will become the country’s second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980.
Pharmaceutical giant Teva is preparing to sack thousands of employees in Israel and the United States, including one quarter of its Israeli workforce, a business newspaper said Thursday. Israel-based Teva, the world's biggest manufacturer of generic drugs, will sack 25 percent of its 6,860 employees in Israel and more than 10 percent of its 10,000-strong workforce in the US, Calcalist daily said. The Israeli newspaper did not cite any sources for its report and a Teva spokesman contacted by AFP declined to comment on what he described as "market rumours".
As Americans give thanks this Thanksgiving, celebrity chef José Andrés is busy giving back, by preparing what he estimated as 40,000 Thanksgiving meals for Puerto Ricans. In the days immediately after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September, leaving still much of its population without power, the Spanish-American chef arrived to help build a network that includes kitchens, food supply chains and delivery services for those in need.
As the desperate, multinational search for a missing Argentine submarine continues, the country’s navy said on Thursday that a sound “consistent with an explosion” had been detected near the site where the vessel disappeared last week with 44 crew members on board. Captain Enrique Balbi, a navy spokesman, said an “abnormal, singular, short, violent, non-nuclear event” had been detected in the South Atlantic ocean on the morning of Nov. 15. When did the San Juan last make contact?
By Toby Sterling, Stephanie van den Berg and Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns to forge a "Greater Serbia", and jailed him for life. Mladic was hustled out of the court minutes before the verdict for angrily shouting, "This is all lies, you are all liars!" The outburst occurred after Mladic returned to the courtroom from what his lawyers described as a visit to the bathroom, then a blood pressure test which held up proceedings. The U.N. Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found Mladic guilty of 10 of 11 charges, including the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica and the 43-month siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, in which more than 10,000 civilians were killed by shelling, mortar and sniper fire.
It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. The jeep slows and turns at a monument to North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, the staging point for North Korean tours of the area. The border is near, South Korea just beyond it.
David Cassidy, whose starring role on “The Partridge Family” made him a teen heartthrob in the 70s, passed away Tuesday night from organ failure.
WASHINGTON ― Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has executed a familiar playbook when it comes to allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Like Donald Trump during last year’s presidential campaign, Moore has denied, obfuscated, and claimed he is the target of a liberal conspiracy in response to accusations of sexual misconduct leveled at him by several women, including one who was 14 when he allegedly assaulted her when he was a 32-year-old prosecutor. Rather than withdraw from the race ― as Trump was similarly urged to do by a number of GOP lawmakers in early October of 2016 ― Moore has vowed to stay in and let Alabama voters decide his fate in a Dec. 12 special election against Democrat Doug Jones.
New Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed he will work to improve the economy to reduce unemployment and return the country to prosperity. "Our economic policy will be directed for job, job, job creation," Mr Mnangagwa said to cheers from the crowd of 60,000. Zimbabwe is currently plagued with an unemployment rate estimated to be 80 per cent.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday named Asdrubal Chavez -- a cousin of late leader Hugo Chavez -- to lead Citgo, the state oil company's US affiliate. "He's straight off to be Citgo president, to restructure it, to get it back, to strengthen Citgo," Maduro said in a speech broadcast on VTV state television. Asdrubal Chavez held the critical oil ministry portfolio from 2014-2015.
This story was first published in 2012, and has been published every year since.For one day each year, the turkey gets its time to shine. While most of that shining is done quite literally, as the glazed centerpiece of Thanksgiving feasts around the nation
An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge.