President-elect Donald Trump is now apparently mulling former Ford CEO Alan Mulally for the job of secretary of state. Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on Fox News's “Fox & Friends” Friday that Mulally, 71, linked up with Trump in New York Thursday to talk about the job. Conway's announcement was the first time Mulally's name had been publicly disclosed as a candidate for the job.
A man who killed an Alabama convenience store clerk more than two decades ago was put to death Thursday night, an execution that required two consciousness tests as the inmate heaved and coughed 13 minutes into the lethal injection. Ronald Bert Smith Jr., 45, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m., about 30 minutes after the procedure began at the state prison in southwest Alabama. Smith was convicted of capital murder in the Nov. 8, 1994, fatal shooting of Huntsville store clerk Casey Wilson.
Today on Drive Wire: Uber has released a list of behaviors that can get users banned from the ride-hailing app. Uber users are prohibited from damaging other people’s property, committing fraud, or drinking in the car—where it isn’t legally permitted, of course.
By Laila Bassam and Lisa Barrington ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army pressed an offensive in Aleppo on Friday with ground fighting and air strikes in an operation to retake all of the city's rebel-held east that would bring victory in the civil war closer for President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian army and its allies had recaptured 32 of east Aleppo's 40 neighborhoods, about 85 percent of the area, he said. There were no reports the Syrian army had made significant gains.
US moonwalker Buzz Aldrin was discharged from a New Zealand hospital Friday, a week after he was evacuated from the South Pole after a health scare. "Bye bye New Zealand! Hope to see you again," his manager Christina Korp tweeted with a photo of a relaxed Aldrin sitting in an aircraft. Aldrin, 86, the second man to walk on the moon, became the oldest person to reach the South Pole before he was evacuated to a hospital in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
Conjoined twin girls who shared much of their lower body were successfully separated after a surgery that took 17 hours, their doctors said. The 2-year-old girls, Erika and Eva Sandoval, were born joined from the lower chest downwards, and shared a liver, a bladder and a leg, according to a statement from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, California, where the surgery was performed. The marathon surgery to separate the twins required a team of about 50 doctors, nurses and operating staff, and was finished in the early morning of Dec. 7.
Beverly Hills Cop actor Judge Reinhold has been charged with disorderly conduct after exhibiting some bizarre behavior at a Texas airport Thursday night. The actor was taken into custody at Love Field Airport in Dallas after ripping off his shirt and screaming obscenities during a TSA screening. TSA agents called Dallas Police.
As we've established before, Mercedes' new E-Class is intuitive and intelligent to an astonishingly high degree. Superior comfort is a given, but the car's safety technology is truly on another level. In the event of an unavoidable crash, the car's speakers play a stream of "pink noise", protecting your ears and brain from harmful noises upon impact.
Authorities in New York have turned to a controversial DNA technique as a last resort in identifying the killer of Karina Vetrano, a 30-year-old jogger who was murdered while running in Queens in August. A DNA sample was retrieved from Vetrano’s body when she was found but did not produce a match in either state or local databases. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown asked the State Commission on Forensic Science Thursday to authorize the use of a DNA technique called familial searching which uses obtained DNA to identify a criminal’s relatives.
Audi recently introduced yet another convenience technology feature in their Traffic Light Information system. This innovative feature is first being debuted in Las Vegas as their traffic signals have been outfitted with the technology needed to relay information to the Audi's control center. This new technology will improve the car's overall experience in a variety of ways.
Appearing jovial and relaxed, Donald Trump plunged back into election politics Friday, a full month after he won the presidency, enthusiastically prodding Louisiana Republicans to turn out for Saturday's Senate runoff election and protect the party's 52-48 margin in Washington. In private, people close to Trump said he was expected to name yet another Goldman Sachs executive to his White House team. The president-elect's National Economic Council is to be led by Gary Cohn, president and chief operating officer of the Wall Street bank, which Trump repeatedly complained during the election campaign would control Hillary Clinton if she won.
With the exception of the addition of the Lamborghini Aventador SV, the 691-horsepower Aventador has remained relatively unchanged since it entered production almost six years ago. A patent unearthed by Autocar showed that a new model called the Aventador S is on its way. There's no official word on what changes the Aventador might be on the receiving end of, but it is likely there will be a moderate physical facelift, as is usually the case for cars deep into their life cycle.
Gambian authorities have refused entry to the chair of regional body ECOWAS, Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, Senegal's foreign minister said on Saturday, dampening hopes for a political solution after President Yahya Jammeh rejected the results of elections that he lost on Dec. 1. The announcement on state television threw Gambia's future into doubt after the unexpected election result ended Jammeh's 22-year rule and was widely seen as a moment of democratic hope.
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced after a devastating earthquake in Indonesia killed more than 100 people, an official said Saturday, leaving communities in ruins as aid trickled into the disaster-stricken province. "We have 45,300 people evacuating in several places as of Saturday morning," national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told AFP, adding that the number of displaced had almost doubled since Friday due to an influx of new data. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake earlier this week levelled hundreds of homes, mosques and businesses across Aceh province, one of the areas worst affected by the devastating 2004 tsunami.
Severe measures are now being considered to get the last remaining phones out of customers' hands. In today's tech bikes time may be running out for galaxy note seven users a Samsung Smartphone was recalled after several caught fire most of then turned
A suspected car bomb outside a football stadium in central Istanbul wounded at least 20 people on Saturday hours after the end of a match between two of Turkey’s top teams, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. TV footage showed what appeared to be the wreckage of a burned out car and two separate fires on the road outside the stadium. Soylu, speaking in parliament during a budget hearing, said around 20 people had been wounded and that initial indications were that the blast was caused by a car bomb targeting a riot police bus.
The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. Talk about a price range. The Alfa Romeo Giulia starts at $38,990, but can be hiked all the way to a staring price of $73,595 for the much-anticipated Quadrifoglio. According to reports, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe will get an AMG treatment and will be called the E50.
A UPS driver has been hailed as a hero after cops say he helped to save a Missouri woman who'd been beaten and held captive by her husband for more than 15 hours. According to police, the driver arrived that morning and, as he took the package from the woman, she wrote "contact 911" on it. The concerned driver did just that and deputies soon arrested 33-year old James Jordan.
Do us a favor, right now: Open a new browser window (it’s very important to us that you keep this one open, FWIW), type “gt500” into Google, and hit return. As in, a car that Ford hasn’t officially announced yet. Clicking on the link itself simply redirects users to the basic Mustang info page on the Ford website.
A Christian Iraqi girl holds her mothers hand during the celebration of Santa Barbara in Om Al-Auna church in Irbil, Iraq; Tibetan Buddhist monks perform a dance called ‘cham’ wearing traditional masks, at the Sherabling monastery; and Russian artist
Karl Rove, GOP strategist and former top aide to President George W. Bush, criticized President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday for comments about a Boeing contract for a new Air Force One plane. Rove told Fox News that the often brash and impetuous Trump didn't think about, or understand, the far-reaching ramifications of everything said and how it can impact a company's stock. Trump tweeted he would cancel the Air Force One deal and told a group of reporters that the defense manufacturer was working on a new aircraft with a contract worth $4 billion. "Well, the plane is totally out of control.
Ronald Smith, 45, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m. (0505 GMT) at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, where he was executed by lethal injection, a spokesman for the Alabama Department of Corrections said. Smith was executed after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a second stay on the execution, having twice put it on hold on Thursday. The Supreme Court gave no explanation for any of its three orders issued in the case on Thursday.
After the South Korean parliament's impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, the spotlight now shifts to the nine judges of the Constitutional Court who could yet slam the door on those seeking to remove her from office. The lawmakers' vote on Friday suspended Park's sweeping executive powers, but it requires final approval by a two-thirds majority of the court -- a lengthy and uncertain process that could take up to six months.
Harsh wintry weather is forcing some protesters against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline to leave a vast camp in North Dakota. The Morton County Sheriff's Office estimates between 1,800 and 2,200 people remain at the camp on federal land. Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault has called for the camp to disband, though Native American rights activist Chase Iron Eyes has implored protesters to stay.
Chris Mumma says the only way to resolve the questions in the case is for the DNA evidence to be retested. Reporter: Ever since the day 20 yearold Ira yarmolenko's bright life was cut short, mark carver's answers have been the same.