Rescue efforts continued through the night after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake leveled dozens of buildings in Mexico's capital.'As if a bomb had hit' »
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.
Family members of Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz say they plan to file a civil rights lawsuit after the 21-year-old was fatally shot by campus police on Saturday night. Schultz, whose gender identity was non-binary and who wished to be referred to by the pronoun “they,” was an engineering student and president of Georgia Tech’s Pride Alliance. Police say the student approached officers with a knife around 11 p.m. on Saturday.
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.
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.
Arizona’s governor has endorsed a last-minute effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, potentially giving a key skeptic of past repeal efforts, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), more reason to vote yes this time. The governor, Doug Ducey, announced on Twitter Monday afternoon that he supported legislation from GOP senators Bill Cassidy (Louisiana) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.). McCain, who cast a decisive third Republican vote against repeal in July, has not yet declared how he would vote on Cassidy-Graham.
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.
The British tabloid The Daily Mail was forced to run a lengthy statement acknowledging the inaccuracies of a story it claimed to be “the biggest scientific scandal since ‘Climategate.’” The publication “failed to take care over the accuracy of the article” or correct “significantly misleading statements,” according to a statement released this week from the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), a media watchdog in the United Kingdom. Convinced that NOAA cooked its books, Rep. Smith pounced on the opportunity.
French police encircled a makeshift migrant camp in a wooded area near Dunkirk on Tuesday, evacuating 557 people, the prefecture of the Nord region said. It was the second such operation in two days in northern France, where asylum-seekers and migrants gather in hopes of making it across the English Channel to Britain. Sixty children were among the hundreds of people removed from the camp, which was located in a clearing in the Grande-Synthe region outside Dunkirk.
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.
Editor’s note: We’re republishing this story, which first ran in August 2014, in light of a New York Post headline earlier this week that described a white murder suspect as a “clean-cut American kid.” Police have identified 23-year-old Kenneth Gleason as a person of interest in the September slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which authorities believe may have been racially motivated. On the afternoon of Aug. 9, 2014, a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. Eyewitnesses said Brown was compliant with police and was shot while he was running away. One clear thing, however, is that Brown’s death followed a disturbingly common trend of black men being killed, often while unarmed and at the hands of police officers, security guards and vigilantes.
The death toll following the devastating Mexico earthquake now stands at 217, according to the country’s civil protection agency. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong had earlier said the total was at least 226, but this was quickly revised up to 248 on Wednesday morning, before coming back down. Central Mexico was struck by a 7.1 magnitude quake yesterday evening and a citywide recovery operation is currently underway in the capital.
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 German First World War U-boat has been found off the Belgian coast almost totally intact and with the bodies of all 23 sailors onboard. The U-Boat II was found lying on its starboard side at the bottom of the North Sea at a depth of 27 metres, close to the coastal resort of Ostend. At this stage, it is unclear whether the submarine was sunk by a mine, a British ship or a British plane.
A group representing young undocumented immigrants interrupted an event hosted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday to accuse her and other Democrats of selling out immigrants by negotiating with President Donald Trump. “We are not your bargaining chip,” they yelled at the event, which Pelosi held with Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman, both Democrats from California. It was the first major show of protest against Democratic leaders in Congress after they met with Trump last week and pressed for the Dream Act, a bill that would grant legal status to young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
Sen. Bill Cassidy vowed to support a health care bill that passed the "Jimmy Kimmel test," but his new Graham-Cassidy plan to repeal and replace Obamacare does anything but… and Kimmel has something to say about it.
Conservative analyst Scottie Nell Hughes is suing Fox News for allegedly retaliating against her after she came forward this past summer with allegations that she’d been raped by network anchor Charles Payne. “My complaint speaks for itself,” Hughes said in a statement sent to HuffPost on Monday. In July, Fox News confirmed it had suspended Payne, a Fox Business anchor, as it investigated a sexual harassment claim against him.
Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were removed Tuesday from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit. The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private English language school in Zagreb, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born U.S. first lady's personal experience. "I'm satisfied with the fact that the school admitted that they violated the law and that they are ready to remove the billboards and (Facebook) ads," lawyer Natasa Pirc-Musar told The Associated Press.
Two of President Trump’s lawyers were overheard by a New York Times reporter “loudly discussing” the Russia investigation last week at a Washington, D.C., steakhouse that is located next to the newspaper’s D.C. bureau. The reporter, Kenneth Vogel, was meeting a source for lunch at BLT Steak in downtown Washington. At a nearby table, Trump lawyers Ty Cobb and John Dowd were talking about the White House’s handling of the ongoing federal probe into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Moscow.
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.
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.
At least 216 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble. The destruction revived horrific memories in Mexico on the anniversary of another massive quake in 1985, the disaster-prone country's deadliest ever. One of the most gut-wrenching scenes was at the Enrique Rebsamen primary school on Mexico City's south side, whose three floors collapsed into one, trapping students and teachers inside.
By Lawrence Delevingne NEW YORK (Reuters) - David Stemerman is winding down his hedge fund firm to explore a run for governor of Connecticut, according to a letter sent to clients of Conatus Capital Management LP on Tuesday. "Connecticut – home to my family and business – is in crisis," Stemerman wrote in the note, which was viewed by Reuters. "I do not claim to have all of the answers, but as an outsider with a fresh perspective, I believe that I can bring a different approach." The next election for governor in Connecticut is in November 2018.
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
According to its recent report, one in four deaths among children aged under five are now due to environmental hazards such as air pollution and contaminated water. Now, the UK Government plans to tackle such dangers by banning diesel and petrol cars by 2040.