The president is said to be fuming about a disclosure to the Washington Post that he ignored advisers' warnings on hailing the Russian leader's election victory.'DO NOT CONGRATULATE' »
Police on Wednesday said they had located a recorded “confession” on a cellphone found in the possession of the Austin, Texas, bomber. At a news conference Wednesday evening, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said authorities found the roughly 25-minute recording on a cellphone belonging to Mark Anthony Conditt. In the recording, Conditt described in detail the six bombs that detonated or were discovered this month.
WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday defended President Trump’s decision to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on winning reelection, saying that Washington has no business criticizing the way other countries pick their leaders and wants a more constructive relationship with Moscow. “We don’t get to dictate how other countries operate,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters. The spokeswoman also said that Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and allegations that Moscow used a nerve agent in the attempted assassination of a Russian double agent on British soil did not come up in the telephone conversation.
Police helicopter and body camera footage shows the moment two California cops killed Stephon Clark, an 22-year-old unarmed black man, in a hail of gunfire. Two officers with the Sacramento Police Department shot at Clark 20 times on Sunday night after police received a call about car break-ins. Clark, a father of two young children, was armed only with a cellphone when he died, and was in his own backyard.
Questioned by a persistent lawmaker on Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said private schools that discriminate against LGBTQ students should not be eligible for federal dollars, backtracking from an answer she gave last year. Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) had pressed DeVos on the issue at a House appropriations subcommittee hearing last May. At that time, DeVos indicated she thought the importance of state autonomy and parental choice should allow schools with such discriminatory policies to still qualify for federal dollars. This year, Clark again focused on the issue at a similar hearing and DeVos finally relented, saying these schools should not be eligible for the money.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A judicial source with direct knowledge of the case told The Associated Press that Sarkozy was being held at the Nanterre police station, northwest of Paris. Sarkozy, 63, has vehemently and repeatedly denied wrongdoing in the case, which involves funding for his winning 2007 presidential campaign.
From product discounts to healthcare plans to dog parks on the premises, LinkedIn analyzed U.S. workplaces based on factors such as job demand, job retention, job seekers’ engagement with the company and job seekers’ engagement with current employees of the company.
A group of good Samaritans in Chester County, Pa., came to the aid of a driver who was trapped under his burning car after a crash.
Conditt also took aim at the death penalty, internet piracy and abortions. The 23-year-old, who considered himself a conservative, grew up in the small town of Pflugerville, 20 miles north of Austin, Texas.
Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, there are signs of recovery. Agence France-Presse photojournalist Ricardo Aduengo recently returned to where he took some of his most striking post-hurricane shots to show how the island’s transformation is progressing. The images are promising, but Puerto Rico still has a long way to go.
Whether at the Neue Galerie or the Rijksmuseum, these staircases will make you linger around the museum for reasons aside from the art on the walls
Tackling a complex and divisive issue in an election year, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next month will debate whether and how to revise or replace the nearly 17-year-old resolution that underpins America’s open-ended, borderless war on terrorism, the panel’s chairman announced Tuesday. Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump have invoked the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which essentially declared war on al-Qaida and set the stage for the invasion of Afghanistan, to justify using deadly force overseas — overtly, covertly, by sending in troops, ordering drone strikes, acting with or without congressional authority, with allies or unilaterally, and sometimes in ways that test the bounds of international law.
AUSTIN, Texas ― The man suspected of setting off a series of homemade bombs in the Austin area this month, killing two people and terrorizing the city, died early Wednesday in a confrontation with police, authorities said. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said officers had been pursuing the man when he detonated an explosive device in his car, killing himself and injuring one officer.
AUSTIN, Texas ― Austin police on Tuesday evening responded in full force to an incident on the city’s south side, initially fearing another in a series of bombings that have rocked the Texas capital in the past couple of weeks. But the Austin Police Department
Russia hit back at Britain in the spy poisoning row, demanding proof of its alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack, as international weapons experts arrived to take samples of the toxic substance. The March 4 poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal, which took place just two weeks ahead of Russia's presidential poll in which Vladimir Putin was re-elected, has plunged relations between London and Moscow into crisis. As the European Union offered Britain its "unqualified solidarity" on Monday, the Kremlin demanded London either come up with proof of Russia's involvement -- or apologise.
Hundreds of Florida International University students held a vigil Wednesday to remember the six victims who died in a pedestrian bridge collapse near campus. Loud gasps and crying could be heard from the crowd when the name of FIU student Alexa Duran appeared on the screen. Alexa was my world and my life," the student's mother, Gina Duran, told The Associated Press.
The Uber test car involved in a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, may not be at fault, the city's police chief said Tuesday. Tempe police chief Sylvia Moir chief instead suggested that the impact between a pedestrian and a Volvo XC90 equipped with self-driving technology couldn't have been avoided, even by the human backup driver inside the vehicle. While pushing a bicycle across a street, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was killed when the Uber Volvo XC test vehicle struck her.
(Reuters) - A condemned killer was due for execution in Missouri on Tuesday as his lawyers sought an 11th-hour reprieve on grounds that a rare but worsening medical condition would cause him undue suffering during the planned lethal injection.
Police responded to the area near 22-year-old Stephon Clark’s home after receiving calls that someone in the neighborhood was breaking car windows, The Sacramento Bee reported. Police dispatched a helicopter to the area, which began following the movements of Clark. Police confronted Clark, who they said ran from officers.
California is a hotbed of climate change activism, so it perhaps wasn’t a surprise to see the cities of San Francisco and Oakland sue the world’s largest oil companies last year for allegedly knowing about the dire consequences of global warming while seeking to downplay or deny it. More striking is the approach of the judge in the case, the unorthodox William Alsup. The judge, who previously learned coding techniques for a Silicon Valley lawsuit, has set out a list of questions for a climate change “tutorial” on the floor of the courtroom on Wednesday.
Washington and Seoul have announced that their annual joint military drills will commence from April 1, while a massive diplomat effort is underway to lay the foundations for two summits designed to resolve issues on the troubled peninsula. The military drills, involving over 300,000 troops, were delayed because of the 2018 Winter Olympiad, which finished when the Paralympics concluded on March 18. An intensive inter-Korean dialog on the sidelines of the Games resulted in plans for an inter-Korean summit and – according to a South Korean delegation which went to Pyongyang – a promise from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to suspend nuclear and missile tests and to convene a summit with US President Donald Trump.
Ghouta, a region bordering the capital, Damascus, has been targeted by government forces since 2013 as part of the Syrian civil war in an effort to flush out rebel and opposition forces garrisoned in the area. The government launched an operation to retake rebel-held areas of Ghouta in February, ramping up a bombing campaign and blocking medical help and food from entering the region. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said last month that the 400,000 people trapped in eastern Ghouta were living “in hell on earth,” as the U.N. unanimously voted in support of a 30-day ceasefire in Syria and the lifting of the siege on Ghouta.
Christopher Wylie is the self-described gay Canadian vegan who’s come forward to explain how he, as a young and brilliant data scientist, helped create Steve Bannon’s “psychological warfare mindfuck tool” and ultimately helped bring Donald Trump to the White House. Wylie was instrumental as chief data analyst for Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm once run by Bannon, which is now at the center of a firestorm on both sides of the Atlantic over how it used Facebook users’ information to influence both the European Union exit campaign in Britain and the 2016 U.S. election on behalf of Trump.
The officer who is being commended for his response to a school shooting in Maryland has been praised before for his judgment during a confrontation with an armed man. Local media report a Maryland man was charged in 2016 after he was accused of confronting sheriff's Deputy Blaine Gaskill with a gun at an apartment. On Tuesday, Cameron credited Gaskill with preventing any more loss of life during a shooting at Great Mills High School.
The clip from ABC 15 Arizona is edited so as to not show the fatal impact, but view with caution as the clip could be upsetting. UPDATE 2: In a discussion with the San Francisco Chronicle, Tempe's police chief said evidence so far suggested that the autonomous Uber vehicle was not at fault for the accident. An autonomous Uber vehicle in Arizona was involved in a deadly collision early Monday morning that left one pedestrian dead.