J. Gerald Smith, an 82-year old Uber driver, died this week after a yellow Lamborghini Murciélago struck his Buick Enclave, which was sitting at a stop sign. Roger Wittenberns, the 60-year old multimillionaire health club mogul, was behind the wheel of the Murciélago at the time of the wreck. Mr. Smith was a retired real estate agent.
By Michelle Nichols and Yara Bayoumy UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Sunday called Russia's action in Syria "barbarism," not counter-terrorism, while Moscow's U.N. envoy said ending the war "is almost an impossible task now" as Syrian government forces, backed by Moscow, bombed the city of Aleppo. The United Nations Security Council met on Sunday at the request of the United States, Britain and France to discuss the escalation of fighting in Aleppo following the announcement on Thursday of an offensive by the Syrian army to retake the city.
Two men were arrested and a 17-year-old girl was detained Sunday on suspicion of killing three people inside a Southern California home over the weekend, police said. Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus would not say if the arrested teen was the missing daughter of two of the victims. "Katlynn Goodwill Yost has been located and she is unharmed," Radus said.
The R35 Nissan GT-R, the first generation sold in America, arrived at the L.A. Auto Show nine years ago. The spec (478 hp, 434 lb-ft.) put it squarely in period supercar territory. And the price, under $70,000, had everybody in fits. When the first GT
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a virtual dead heat in their bitter race for the White House on the eve of their first head-to-head presidential debate, a new poll showed Sunday. The Washington Post-ABC News poll found that Clinton's slim margin from last month has now vanished. In a two-way match-up, Clinton and Trump each got 46 percent among registered voters.
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, witnesses and state media said. Hattar, a Christian and an anti-Islamist activist, was arrested last month after sharing on social media a caricature depicting a bearded man in heaven smoking in bed with women and asking God to bring him wine and clear his dishes. Lebanon's powerful Shi'ite Hezbollah militant group mourned Hattar as a "brave and vocal voice" against the Takfiris, a derogatory term used to describe hard-line Sunni fundamentalists such as Islamic State.
Electricity was restored to most of Puerto Rico by Saturday following a rare, island-wide blackout caused by a power plant fire, the territory's power utility said Saturday. "We have been operating under normal conditions since 2:30 a.m.," said Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Executive Director Javier Quintana, noting that 60 hours had passed since power was knocked out for most of the island's 1.5 million homes and businesses, affecting the majority of the island's 3.5 million residents. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla lauded the efforts of utility workers, firefighters, police and emergency management officials during the emergency.
Following revelations by Daily Beast reporter Gideon Resnick regarding investor Palmer Luckey’s financial support of a pro-Donald Trump group, the Oculus co-founder and his Facebook-owned VR company came under scrutiny. Especially since what Luckey is behind is Nimble America, a “sh*tposting” group that boasts it “conquered Reddit and [drives] narrative on social media, conquered the [mainstream media],” and now wants to get its “most delicious memes in front of Americans whether they like it or not.” Memes that, for the most part, degrade Hillary Clinton and her supporters in rather heinous ways. The Daily Beast, among other things, credited Luckey with created and writing for the Reddit account “NimbleRichMan,” which published several posts about its efforts to troll the presidential election with anti-Clinton memes and other viral ephemera.
Key the term “Rijkspolite” into Google Images, and it’ll return pages upon pages of awesome and unusual police vehicles. Vintage Range Rovers, Volvo and BMW E30 wagons, a Mercedes 190E sedan, Citroën H vans. But the Rijkspolite, the Netherland’s state
Aden (AFP) - An apparent US drone strike has killed five suspected Al-Qaeda members in Yemen in the third such attack this week, a security official said on Saturday.Washington is the only government to operate drones over Yemen but only sporadically
It was back on this day in 1789 that Congress passed the act that officially created the federal judiciary system that included the Supreme Court and other federal courts. The Supreme Court itself was part of the Constitution. Article III said “judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court.” The details were left to Congress, which debated the Judiciary Act for several months and passed the final measure on September 24, 1789.
An Arkansas teenager was arrested after allegedly urging a three-year-old boy to smoke weed in an incident that was captured on video, Arkansas police said. Lamel Yancy, 17, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after he posted the video to his Facebook page, according to police. A YouTube user later posted the video to the site.
Hillary Clinton has tapped longtime adviser Philippe Reines to play Donald Trump in her mock debate preparations, according to a person familiar with Reines' involvement. Reines worked closely with Clinton during her years as a senator and secretary of state, as well as during her first presidential campaign.
The first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African-Americans is now open. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama opened the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall by ringing a bell from a historic African-American church. The museum is the 19th and the newest of the Smithsonians. The push for the museum began in 1915 with African-American Civil War veterans looking for a way to commemorate America’s black experience. Former President George W. Bush signed the law authorizing the construction in 2003. Georgia Congressman John Lewis co-sponsored legislation authorizing the museum. The civil rights icon said the bronze-colored museum “is more than a building, it is a dream come true.” (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
On Saturday, the Nürburgring hosted the ADAC Barbarossapreis race, the eighth event on the VLN Endurance Championship calendar. The Germs dominated on home turf, handily sweeping the Nordschleife podium. The No. 8 HARBIO Mercedes-AMG GT3 took the overall
The sister of French Islamist militants Fabien and Jean-Michel Clain was put under formal investigation for criminal association in relation to a terrorist undertaking and remanded in custody on Saturday, a judicial source said. Anne-Diana Clain, born in 1975, was arrested Tuesday night at Roissy international airport near Paris along with her partner, who had already been put under investigation for the same reason, and their eldest son. The family had been expelled from Turkey, which serves as a gateway to Syria for Islamist militants from Western countries.
Last spring, Ian Simmons made a pledge. On the occasion of his Reddit Cake Day, the artist announced an ambitious 365 project: Create an original illustration from a famous movie quote every day for one entire year. Dude delivered. And the results are
Syria told the United Nations on Saturday that its belief in a military victory was "even greater" because the army was making "great strides" on the ground, with help from Russia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem took the podium at the General Assembly as air strikes pounded Aleppo and diplomatic efforts to end the five-year war were deadlocked. "Our belief in victory is even greater now that the Syrian Arab Army is making great strides in its war against terrorism, with the support of the true friends of the Syrian people, notably the Russian Federation, Iran and the Lebanese national resistance," Muallem said.
A prominent local journalist who helped organize a gathering in Nepal of investigative reporters from throughout Asia was notably absent from the event, exiled to avoid possible arrest. Journalist and publisher Kunda Dixit, who founded the Nepal Center for Investigative Journalism, is under investigation by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority. Global Investigative Journalism Network executive director David Kaplan, who worked with Dixit for more than a year to bring more than 350 journalists from 50 countries to Nepal this weekend, said Dixit is being targeted for prosecution and detention by Nepali officials, underscoring broader concerns about press freedom.
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Common crime lab techniques made famous by shows like Law & Order have come under fire yet again—this time by President Obama’s top scientific advisers. A damning report released this week by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology calls into question the scientific basis of the forensic analysis of bite marks, mixed DNA samples, hair samples, and footwear, among other techniques. In spite of the esteemed origin of the report, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the Justice Department wouldn’t heed the findings.
A change in federal policy Friday, as the Department of Interior announced that it had finalized a rule that would allow a native Hawaiian government to form a formal government-to-government relationship with the United States. The rule “provides the Native Hawaiian community with the opportunity to exercise self-determination,” US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said in a statement. It is the result of several years of meetings in Hawaii and across the rest of the US, and takes into consideration over 150 federal statutes that have been established between the United States and the native Hawaiian community in the century since the Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown.
The University of Dakota is investigating two racially charged photos that were reportedly taken by students and posted online in a 48-hour period. The president of the University, Mark Kennedy, said in a statement that he’s appalled at the messages that were posted to social media. Etonde Maloke, a student at the university, shared what happened on her Facebook page. Maloke said that her friend left her phone in a room and three students, pictured in the photo laughing and throwing up peace signs, took her friend’s phone and posted the picture, with the offensive caption, to her Snapchat without permission.
After fleeing North Korea to avoid extreme poverty and oppression, the young woman allowed a stranger to arrange a marriage for her with a rural Chinese farmer because she had nowhere to go. "There are South Korean laws, Chinese laws and North Korean laws, but none of them can help us," said Kim Jungah, 40, a North Korean defector living in the South who was separated from her child in China.