The senator sharply condemns the recent attacks, saying President Trump needs a new military force authorization.'Part of this is ... political cowardice' »
FBI officials confirmed Wednesday that the gunman who injured five people in last week’s shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., was carrying a note with the names of six lawmakers when he opened fire. James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old from Belleville, Ill., wounded five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and two Capitol Police officers, at the June 14 practice before he was shot by police. Hodgkinson later died.
Government cybersecurity and intelligence officials say they haven't received directions from Trump about stopping Russian meddling in future elections, and that Russia targeted 21 election systems in 2016.
Inspired by the election of President Trump and what she perceives as his administration's problematic stance on climate change and science generally, vulcanologist Jess Phoenix is trading in her field work for a chance at Congress.
At a confirmation hearing Tuesday, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., berated the deputy defense secretary nominee, Patrick Shanahan, for a wishy-washy answer to whether, in his position, he would advocate for providing lethal defensive aid to Ukraine. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, even threatened to block Shanahan’s nomination. Not a good beginning,” McCain cautioned at one point.
(Reuters) - The parents of black teenager Michael Brown and the city of Ferguson, Missouri, have settled a lawsuit over his fatal shooting by a white city police officer in 2014, according to a court document filed on June 19, 2017.
By Nick Mafi. Photos by: Getty Images.Forget about turbulence—one of these airports only allows eight specialized pilots to fly into itThis story originally appeared on Architectural Digest.More from Architectural Digest:10 Hotels With Unbelievably High
A former Navy Seal says his career was ended by a wound he suffered on a search mission to find Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after the soldier walked off his post in Afghanistan. Prosecutors called retired Senior Chief Petty Officer James Hatch to testify Wednesday at a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg.
The “Textalyzer” device allows police to plug in and determine if a driver was using a cell phone to text while driving. Jeff Rossen shows how it works.
This weekend's collision between the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the cargo carrier ACX Crystal has highlighted the role Arleigh Burke-class destroyers play in U.S. naval operations worldwide. Designed during the Cold War to help protect carrier battle groups, the Burke destroyers are the most capable surface warships ever put to sea by the U.S. Navy. The Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers were conceived in the 1980s as anti-air warfare destroyers designed to shoot down Soviet missiles.
Former President Barack Obama’s secretary of homeland security says that his efforts to protect the country from Russian cyberattacks last year were twice rebuffed — first by the Democratic National Committee and then later by state election officials who feared he was plotting an unwarranted “federal takeover” of the U.S. election system. The comments by ex-Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, made in prepared testimony for the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, underscore the frustrations that the Obama administration had last year in dealing with a Russian state-sponsored cyberattack on the 2016 election that was far more extensive and sophisticated than was publicly realized at the time.
“Democrats would do much better” if they would work more with Republicans, Pres. Trump tweeted after Republican Karen Handel’s win in the high-profile Georgia congressional special election.
Walmart is stepping up the rivalry against Amazon by taking the fight into the cloud, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Walmart warned some tech companies if they want to do business, they can’t run the retailer’s applications on Amazon’s cloud-computing platform, Amazon Web Services, sources told the Journal. Walmart reportedly keeps most of its data on its servers and uses services from emerging Amazon cloud rivals, like Microsoft’s cloud-computing platform Azure.
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and Iran that passed the U.S. Senate nearly unanimously last week has run into a procedural problem that could prevent a quick vote in the House of Representatives, lawmakers said on Tuesday. The Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act, which also includes new sanctions against Russia, passed the Senate 98-2 last week, an overwhelming vote that looked like it might complicate President Donald Trump's desire for warmer relations with Moscow.
From DelishAround this time last year McDonald's announced that it was going to start testing fresh, not frozen, beef for its hamburgers. Since then, the chain has been flipping fresh patties for its Quarter Pounders
A Michigan State Police officer has been hospitalized after he was stabbed in the neck and back at Bishop International Airport in what authorities are investigating as an act of terrorism. Police arrested Amor Ftouhi, 50, a Canadian from Quebec. As we wait to learn more about the incident at Bishop Airport, please keep the attacked officer in your thoughts & prayers.
The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales to foreign governments — with an international businessman who was one of his key sources. The reporter, Jay Solomon, was offered a 10 percent stake in a fledgling company, Denx LLC, by Farhad Azima, an Iranian-born aviation magnate who has ferried weapons for the CIA. "We are dismayed by the actions and poor judgment of Jay Solomon," Wall Street Journal spokesman Steve Severinghaus wrote in a statement to The Associated Press.
Tim O'Brien, executive editor and columnist at Bloomberg View, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump's past business dealings could integrate with the Trump Russia investigation.
Roughly 75 Nazi artifacts have been discovered in Argentina, believed to once be the possession of high-ranking Nazi officials who had fled after the collapse of their government. It's the largest stash of Nazi memorabilia found in the country's history. After Hitler's suicide and the collapse of the German Nazi government, officials who could escape often looked towards South America as a refuge.
A Canadian sniper in Iraq has broken the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in history. A member of the elite Special Forces unit, Joint Task Force 2, who has not been named, killed an Isis insurgent from 3,450 metres (2.1 miles) away. The shot broke the previous record, held by Craig Harrison, a member of the British armed forces, by almost 1000 metres.
North Korea's treatment of an American student who died after being released from detention in a coma was inhuman and US patience with Pyongyang is running out, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Otto Warmbier, 22, suffered severe brain damage in North Korea and died on Monday following 18 months of captivity in North Korea after he was sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a hotel. "To see a young man go over there healthy and, (after) a minor act of mischief, come home dead basically... this goes beyond any kind of understanding of law and order, of humanity, of responsibility towards any human being," Mattis said.
A San Antonio grand jury convicted a former Texas nurse, Genene Jones, on Wednesday on a new murder charge for the second time in recent weeks, as the prosecutors claimed she may be responsible for the murder of 60 infants. Jones was first indicted in 1984 for killing a child, and was labeled as “angel of death." She was sentenced to 99 years in prison for murdering the 15-month-old girl in Kerrville, Texas by injecting her with powerful drugs. Jones was also recently charged with a separate count of murder in May for the killing of an 11-month-old boy, Joshua Sawyer, by injecting the child with a toxic level of Dilantin in December 1981.
Karen Handel blows a kiss with her husband, Steve, looking on while thanking supporters during her election night party in the Sixth District race with Jon Ossoff on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta. Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the hotly contested congressional special election in suburban Atlanta Tuesday. Handel garnered 52 percent of the vote compared with Ossoff’s 48 percent when the Associated Press called the race Tuesday night.
By Marius Bosch and Maher Chmaytelli MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, an Iraqi military statement said, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site. It was from this medieval mosque three years ago that the militants' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled "caliphate" spanning parts of Syria and Iraq. Islamic State's Amaq news agency accused American aircraft of destroying the mosque, a claim swiftly denied by the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni group.
Six Georgia inmates have been praised for saving the life of a correctional officer after he collapsed while they were on a work detail. “When he started breathing, it was just real heavy and real fast,” inmate Greg Williams told CBS19. Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats saluted the prisoners’ actions.
Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, including different skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. Barbie had a similar makeover more than a year ago, both part of the toy company's plan to make its dolls more diverse and appealing to today's kids. Ken hadn't changed much since he was introduced 56 years ago as Barbie's blue-eyed, chiseled boyfriend.