President Trump on Friday praised far-right French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen as “the strongest” candidate on immigration and terrorism, in an unusually clear political signal two days before a first round of voting. Trump also predicted that that a deadly shooting Thursday night on the famed Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris would “probably help” her prospects. Trump, who made those comments in an interview with the Associated Press, denied that he was delivering an endorsement of Le Pen.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the annual LGBT Center dinner on April 20, 2017, in New York City. The Center gave Clinton its Trailblazer Award. Clinton was receiving an award at a fundraiser for The Center, an LGBT community center in New York City, where she made the critical remarks.
By Emmanuel Jarry and John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators are trying to find out whether the man who shot dead a policeman in Paris had accomplices, a prosecutor said, adding that he had shown no previous signs of radicalization despite a long prison record. The gunman, identified as Karim Cheurfi, opened fire on a police vehicle parked on the Champs Elysees in Paris late on Thursday, killing one officer and injuring two others before being shot dead. The attack, which was claimed by Islamic State, overshadowed the last day of campaigning for Sunday's presidential election first round.
American and Canadian fighter planes scrambled to intercept two Russian TU-95 “Bear” bombers Thursday night, marking the fourth consecutive night of Russian probes near the Alaskan coast, U.S. defense officials said Friday. At no point did the Russian aircraft cross into American or Canadian airspace, but the incursions into the Air Identification Zones — which extend beyond the territorial waters of the U.S. and Canada — represent a sharp increase in activity in the area, which has seen no Russian activity at all since 2015. Over the past several years, Moscow has played a high-speed game of cat-and-mouse with U.S. and NATO aircraft and naval vessels in the Baltic and Black Seas regions, but this level of activity hasn’t been seen near Alaska since 2014, one defense official told FP.
Authorities arrested Tad Cummins after finding him with his 15-year-old former student, Elizabeth Thomas, at a cabin in Cecilville, CA.
Pecans are a wonderful fall ingredient, whether in a tasty pecan pie or in a sweet praline. But we have created new recipes to use pecans for all courses from appetizers all the way to dessert.Easy Pecan Recipes1) Pecan-Cheese Crisps Preheat oven to 400
The Facebook video has already been viewed more than 1 million times since it was posted yesterday. American Airlines condemned the flight attendant’s behavior and said it had launched an investigation into the incident. The incident comes just three weeks after a Chicago man was beaten and dragged off an United Airlines flight by airport police when he refused to give up his seat to an airline employee who needed to catch a connecting flight.
Michael Reagan speaks at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle in 2010. Michael Reagan, son of late President Ronald Reagan, defended disgraced Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who was ousted this week after advertisers boycotted the show en masse amid a sexual harassment scandal. The firestorm started after the New York Times revealed that O’Reilly and the network had shelled out $13 million in settlements to various women who had accused him of sexual harassment.
Holocaust denial just got a little harder. The Wiener Library for the Study of Holocaust & Genocide is making the United Nations' files on World War II war crimes more accessible by allowing the general public to search an online catalog of the documents for the first time beginning Friday. People will still have to visit the library in London or the U.S. Holocaust Museum to read the actual files.
President Trump listens as Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni speaks during a news conference on Thursday. President Trump complained Friday about the “ridiculous standard” of judging an administration’s ability to govern based on its first 100 days — a checkpoint he will reach a week from Saturday. As his 100th day in office fast approaches, Trump has signed executive orders at a frenetic pace but does not have a major legislative accomplishment — despite having a Republican-controlled Congress.
Climate change is not an abstract debate for the villagers of Kivalina, an island off of Alaska’s northwest coast — it’s a matter of survival. As Yahoo News reported previously, the indigenous whaling community’s remote home island vanishes into the surrounding Chukchi Sea little by little each year, as Arctic sea ice melts due to global warming.
Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, who has dual citizenship and lives in Israel, made at least 245 threatening telephone calls between Jan. 4 and March 7, many targeting Jewish community centers in the United States, according to the Florida complaint. Kadar also appears linked to more than 240 hoax threats called into schools in the United States and Canada between August and December 2015, forcing thousands of students to be evacuated, according to the Georgia complaint.
The steady drip of jihadist attacks in Europe, including the slaying of a policeman on Paris's world-famous Champs Elysees Thursday, might give the impression the Islamic State group is thriving -- but experts say that's wrong. Under the pressure of the international coalition in Iraq and Syria as well as improved efforts by intelligence services, IS has seen its ability to mount complex, group attacks weaken. While a large-scale strike remains a possibility, "the deadly tenacity of Daesh (IS) against France poorly masks a continuing degradation of its ability to strike our nation," Jean-Pierre Filiu, a researcher at Paris's Sciences Po university, wrote on his blog Friday.
They really are friends fur-ever! These adorable animals have struck up the most unlikely friendships in the animal kingdom. From a pig and a cat to a baby goat and a dog, these are companions you never thought you’d see.The heartwarming photographs also
Wrong! There’s an art to making a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Obviously, a skillet is your go-to pan when making a grilled cheese sandwich. A nonstick skillet or well-seasoned cast iron skillet is the best pan to use because it will brown the bread nicely, and allow you to flip the sandwich with ease.
For decades, being a coal miner has come with a deal: Work in dangerous, unpleasant conditions for years, and in exchange, get lifelong health-care benefits and a decent pension. When Congress returns next week, legislators will be under intense pressure to fund health-care benefits and pension plans for coal miners that are otherwise set to expire at the end of April. The United Mine Workers Association is urging Congress to pass the Miners Protection Act, which would use money from a fund dedicated to cleaning up abandoned mines to instead shore up former mine workers’ health care and pension plans, which have been decimated as coal companies have filed for bankruptcy and stopped contributing to health-care and pension funds.
Car users in Pyongyang are scrambling to fill up their tanks as gas stations begin limiting services or even closing amid concerns of a spreading shortage. A sign outside one station in the North Korean capital said Friday that sales were being restricted to diplomats or vehicles used by international organizations, while others were closed or turning away local residents. The cause of the restrictions or how long they might last were not immediately known.
A day of celebration turned to turmoil Thursday when shots rang out at a children's birthday party in Georgia and two youngsters were shot inside an inflatable bounce house. Witnesses to the College Park shooting told police they heard some 20 to 30 shots before dusk. Deanna Titus told reporters her 3-year-old grandson was shot in the back while inside the bounce house.
After becoming the first group to legally challenge President Donald Trump's proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, the Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration Thursday for repealing protections for wolves, bears and other predatory animals that live on Alaska’s national preserves. By filing the lawsuit, the group challenged the constitutionality of the Congressional Review Act, which the Republican-controlled Congress used in February to dismantle a rule made by the administration of the former President Barack Obama. The rule limited the hunting of animals such as wolves, bears and other wildlife in Alaska’s national wildlife refuges.
The United States will continue to train local forces in the fight against the Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel group active in central Africa, tempering the announcement last month that the U.S. would withdraw its troops from the region. The announcement comes amid fears that the removal of U.S. trainers might create a security void that could revitalize the rebel group, which has operated for almost three decades in parts of Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic. Despite plans by the new Trump administration to rein in sprawling U.S. security commitments around the globe, including the 6–year fight against the LRA, there simply is no other global power willing and able to fill that gap.
The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno shouted Friday that natural disasters will increasingly hit the United States as he was ushered into a cramped courtroom for his first appearance before a judge. Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, was supposed to be officially informed about the first-degree murder charge he is accused of in the shooting death of an unarmed security guard.
Paris (AFP) - Nearly 47 million French voters go to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the country's presidential election.- Why is it important? -France is the EU's second-biggest economy and also one of the world's biggest military and diplomatic
Tesla shares have been on a rampage lately. Over the past six weeks, Tesla’s stock price has skyrocketed 25%, with shares currently trading in the $304 range. With a market cap of nearly $50 billion, Tesla is currently more valuable than Ford — which has a market cap of $46 billion — and is close to surpassing GM which currently boasts a market cap of $51 billion.
By Alexandria Sage and Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A power outage triggered by a fire in a utility substation blacked out much of San Francisco on Friday, paralyzing the city's technology and finance center, halting its famed cable cars and shuttering major retailers. The utility PG&E Corp reported a fire and a circuit-breaker failure at a San Francisco substation, with a series of outages hitting the Bay Area city shortly after 9 a.m. (noon ET/1600 GMT) and ultimately cutting power to some 90,000 customers.
Dressed in white, Venezuelan protesters marched in silence on Saturday to demand the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro, a show of defiance after three weeks of unrest that left 20 people dead. After tense negotiations with security forces blocking their way, protesters in Caracas were allowed to march to their destination, the headquarters of the Catholic bishops' conference. The center-right opposition accuses the leftist government of repressing protests and sending armed thugs to attack them.