The U.S. territory was without power on Wednesday afternoon, just hours after Maria made landfall, officials said.'Extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation' »
President Trump bluntly warned in a speech to the United Nations on Tuesday that the United States may be forced to “totally destroy North Korea” if that country proceeds with its nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile programs. “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” the president told world leaders in his first address to the annual U.N. General Assembly.
An Oklahoma City police officer shot and killed a man holding a stick on Tuesday, according to authorities. The slain man had been a suspect in a hit-and-run that occurred on Tuesday evening, Capt. Bo Mathews, a police spokesman, told reporters. One officer fired a Taser stun gun at the man, Mathews said, and the other shot the man with a gun.
Bill Karins, NBC News meteorologist, talks with Rachel Maddow about the intense strength of Hurricane Maria and the threat it poses to millions of people in Puerto Rico and its neighboring islands.
A mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill -- but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears. Alyssa Hacker, of Coweta, Oklahoma, says she was visiting the Fort Smith Target with her son Owen when the gregarious child struck up a conversation with a fellow shopper. "We were at target waiting on Grammi and we found some dinosaurs," Hacker wrote on Facebook.
“Year after year, for decades,” scientists have been warning about the realities of climate change, DiCaprio said during a keynote address at the Yale Climate Conference. “And we listened as they said that these powerful hurricanes that we’re seeing with Harvey and Irma did not change the president’s mind about climate change,” DiCaprio said.
Chip and Joanna Gaines have found themselves embroiled in scandal over their new Target line. The "Fixer Upper" stars announced last week that they've partnered with the mega retailer on a new home line -- Hearth & Hand with Magnolia. While Target is famously known for its limited-time collaborations, its partnership with Chip and Jo will last multiple years and the products will refresh season after season.
Jason Chaffetz, the former Utah Republican congressman, said he knows he is the subject of a widely circulated anecdote in Hillary Clinton’s newly-released memoir of the 2016 campaign, “What Happened.” But he doesn’t intend to read it. “There is no possible way you could get me to read that book,” Chaffetz said Monday. Hillary Clinton happened.
Oatmeal cookies are the most underrated cookie in the country. Chocolate chip cookies get all the glory, and it’s easy to understand why, but oatmeal cookies deserve just as much love. For one, they have a wholesome quality to them thanks to the addition
By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices rose nearly 2 percent on Wednesday, despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. Brent crude futures rose $1.06, or 1.9 percent, to $56.20 a barrel by 12:19 p.m. EDT (1619 GMT), while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 91 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $50.39. Crude prices were on course for a rise of nearly 16 percent this quarter, which would make this year's performance the strongest for the third quarter since 2004.
President Trump tells member states at the United Nations they should put their countries first as well, but says the United States “can no longer be taken advantage of” with international deals.
Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona’s streets amid an intensifying government crackdown on the independence vote that included the arrests of a dozen regional officials Wednesday and the seizure of 10 million ballot papers. The arrests — the first involving Catalan officials since the campaign to hold an independence vote began in earnest in 2011 — prompted a pro-independence coalition of Catalan political parties and civic organizations to say casting a ballot was as much about dignity as whether to break away from Spain. Regional government officials, including Catalonia’s president, so far have vowed to ignore a Constitutional Court order to suspend the Oct. 1 referendum while judges assess its legality.
Vernon Barrett Jr., 25, was charged with inducing panic and child endangerment after Saturday’s clown caper. A neighbor, Dion Santiago, 48, was charged with using weapons while intoxicated. A passing motorist summoned police, saying a little girl ran “in front of her car and jumped into it screaming she was being chased by a clown,” according to the police report.
A World War I-era German submarine (commonly referred to as a U-boat) filled with 23 bodies was discovered in the waters off the coast of Belgium, officials said Tuesday. The intact, century-old vessel was found by researchers on the floor of the North Sea bordering the region of West Flanders, Governor Carl Decaluwe told the Associated Press. Damage to the front of the U-boat suggests that it struck a mine with its upper deck, according to the AP.
For the past four nights in St. Louis, peaceful daytime protests over the acquittal of a former police officer charged with the fatal shooting of a black motorist in 2011 have degenerated into violent clashes with police, resulting in more than 100 arrests. St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson announced Tuesday that in anticipation of a fifth evening of protests, she would postpone scheduled town hall events where she was expected to discuss various issues — including crime and the police. In the wake of Ferguson, protests over police shootings in cities including Chicago, Baltimore, New York and Minneapolis made clear that the problems between police and the black community, in particular, exist well beyond Ferguson.
“It’s outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional, and cannot be tolerated,” the hospital said, without identifying the corpsmen by name. One video posted to Snapchat shows a woman holding up a newborn and forcing it to dance to rap music like a puppet, First Coast News reported. Attorney Sean Cronin, who has filed medical malpractice lawsuits against the Naval hospital in the past, told News 4 Jax that he was left “utterly shocked” by the content.
Ryan Phillippe is facing serious domestic abuse and drug allegations from his ex-girlfriend, who is going after the actor in a bombshell new lawsuit. Model Elsie Hewitt is accusing Phillippe of abusing alcohol, illegal drugs including cocaine, ecstasy and mushrooms, and violently beating her: According to the lawsuit, Phillippe, 43, "picked Hewitt up like a doll" and threw her down a flight of stairs -- twice. In addition, "Phillippe repeatedly grabbed Hewitt, struck her, cornered her, kicked her, and aggressively pushed her to the ground," the documents read.
Days after President Donald Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “rocket man” and members of his administration made it clear military options against Pyongyang remained on the table, Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to calm growing fears of American intervention on the Korean Peninsula by arguing that the United States had military options at its disposal that wouldn’t necessarily spell disaster for allies in the region. When pressed on Monday about escalating rhetoric from the White House regarding Kim’s nuclear ambitions, Mattis was asked during a press briefing at the Pentagon if there were any military strategies for dealing with North Korea that would protect Seoul, the South Korean metropolis home to 25 million people.
A missing Kansas man’s body sat decomposing in his work vehicle for eight months in an airport parking lot 45 minutes from his home, causing his family to ask why no one found it sooner, PEOPLE confirms.
Hillary Clinton criticized Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, telling a packed theater Monday night in the nation’s capital that the U.S. media got “played” and joking that she ran against both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin last year. Clinton, who is on a media tour promoting her new book, “What Happened,” was introduced at the event to thunderous applause as having won “3 million more votes than the Republican nominee.” Trump now lives in the White House, but Washington remains a Democratic stronghold in which more than 90 percent of the district voted for Clinton last year. Onstage, Clinton recapped the “infamous” day last October when the Obama administration announced Russia was behind the hacks of the Democratic National Committee, the Washington Post broke the “Access Hollywood” tape story, and Clinton’s campaign chairman’s emails began getting released on WikiLeaks. The U.S. intelligence community later accused the Kremlin of feeding the emails to WikiLeaks.
A Czech zoo on Tuesday burnt 33 kilos (72 pounds) of rare rhino horns, including some it sawed off its own animals in the wake of a brutal attack on a French zoo. The brazen attack prompted a zoo in the central Czech Republic city of Dvur Kralove nad Labem to remove and burn the horns from its herd. "Some of the horns were sawed off after the Thoiry attack, some are from dead rhinos and some came off the animals by accident," zoo spokeswoman Andrea Jirousova told AFP.
A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American. Roof, 23, has been on federal death row since earlier this year, after a jury convicted him of dozens of charges including federal hate crimes and obstruction of the practice of religion in the shooting deaths of nine Bible study attendees at Charleston's Emanuel AME, one of the oldest black churches in the South. Roof told authorities he wanted to start a race war with the June 2015 massacre, and handwritten journals featuring symbols associated with Nazis and Roof's personal musings about the genetic supremacy of the white race were presented during his trial.
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A Mexican news station was broadcasting live the moment a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit the country Tuesday, close to the capital Mexico City.
A Republican lawmaker in South Dakota is coming under fire for posting a violent cartoon meme showing a car slamming into people along with the phrase “ALL LIVES SPLATTER.” Rep. Lynne DiSanto, the Republican whip in the state’s House of Representatives