Donald Trump was forced Thursday to admit he would accept “clear” results of the Nov. 8 presidential election, after coming under intense criticism when he refused to endorse the legitimacy of American elections in his third and final debate with Hillary Clinton. “Of course, I would accept a clear election result, but I would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result, right?” Trump told supporters at a rally in Delaware, Ohio. Trump claimed he was asked “an unprecedented question” Wednesday night by moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News.
As is now customary, the tech and automotive world ground to halt, waiting, breathless, for Elon Musk’s latest announcement about the future of Tesla. And, as is also customary, that announcement came via blog post. (In a welcomed departure from tradition
A Gallup poll released Wednesday showed that support for making marijuana legal in the United States has reached 60 percent — higher than it has ever been since Gallup first started asking this question in 1969, when only 12 percent of Americans supported legalization. A majority of Americans supported legalization for the first time in 2013, after Washington and Colorado legalized the drug for recreational use. During the past decade, support for legalization has increased in most subgroups, but it is still much higher among people between ages 18 and 34 (77 percent), Democrats (67 percent) and independents (70 percent) than people 55 or older (45 percent) and Republicans (42 percent).
The death of a 66-year-old emotionally disturbed black woman who was shot after allegedly swinging a baseball bat at a police sergeant inside her New York apartment "didn't have to happen," the city's mayor said on Wednesday. "It's quite clear that our officers are supposed to use deadly force only when faced with a dire situation," Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters. The fatal shooting of Deborah Danner followed a number of incidents that have put law enforcement across the United States under intense scrutiny over the use of excessive force, especially against minorities and the mentally ill.
Scientists in Tennessee have accidentally discovered a method to convert carbon dioxide, one of the most serious causes of climate change, into ethanol for use as a fuel for internal-combustion motors. “We discovered somewhat by accident that this material worked,” said Adam Rondinone, an author on the research group's study journal, in a press release. Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that by putting copper and carbon together to create nanospikes on silicon, exposing the matter to carbon dioxide dissolved in water, and electrifying it, the solution was transformed into a surprisingly-highly-concentrated blend of ethanol.
The Russian military says that in the first day of the pause in fighting over the Syrian city of Aleppo, the corridors set up for civilians to escape the besieged city and for rebels to make safe passage came under consistent fire. A statement late Thursday from the military's "reconciliation center" in Syria gave few details of the shooting. The statement also said that fighters of the Ahrar al-Sham shot 14 local representatives in eastern Aleppo who had been urging civilians and rebels to leave the area.
According to a new study, funded by Google and conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, American drivers tend to underreport accidents by a rather drastic margin. Furthering their case that American drivers crash more than they admit to, the team cited a federal study in which thousands of drivers agreed to give researchers access to in-car camera footage from their vehicles. In California, for example, every accident involving a self-driving car must be reported, as Google has come to know rather well; in addition, the extreme interest in autonomous vehicle safety means plenty of attention is paid to any accident.
While the death sentence serves as proof to some that even the ruling elites are subject to Saudi Arabian law, which is based on Islamic holy texts, the punishment is also part of a surge in executions that international human rights groups have condemned. Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabeer, one of the royal family's estimated thousands of members, pleaded guilty to shooting a fellow Saudi man following a brawl, the ministry of the interior said. Recommended: How much do you know about Saudi Arabia?
If you're shopping for a smartwatch, there's little reason to pick the recently launched Apple Watch Series 1 over the original model introduced in 2014. Apple announced a new lineup of smartwatches in September, alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and wireless headphones. The flagship watch is the Series 2 Apple Watch, which starts at $350 and has built-in GPS capabilities and swimproof construction.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump greets his wife, Melania, his son Eric and his daughter Ivanka after the third and final 2016 presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. For 16 months, Donald Trump’s accidental campaign was the hottest thing on TV. After weeks of ugly disclosures and cratering polls, all that remained for Trump was to figure out some way to end the series without having to admit it was canceled.
Lebanon's former prime minister Saad Hariri on Thursday endorsed the presidential bid of political rival Michel Aoun, paving the way for the ex-army chief to take the top post. "I announce today before you my decision to endorse the candidacy of general Michel Aoun for the presidency of the republic," Hariri said. The key endorsement looks likely to end a void in Lebanon's presidency that has lasted since May 2014, with the country's deeply divided parliament unable to agree a successor to Michel Sleiman.
Today on Drive Wire: The Audi R8 could be marked for death, as a result of cost-cutting measures in the wake of the Dieselgate scandal. Citing a report from German magazine Der Spiegel, Britain’s Autocar is claiming that the R8 may be killed off as Audi’s parent company, the Volkswagen Group, looks for ways to cut down on spending as it simultaneously pays off diesel emissions cheating-related settlements and pushes deeply into electric vehicles and futuristic mobility. The loss of its iconic supercar isn’t the only big cut Audi may be facing.
By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday told a group of 21 girls released by Islamist militants last week that he will "redouble" efforts to bring home about 200 still missing after the kidnapping in Chibok in 2014. About 270 girls were seized at their school in northeastern Borno state, where Boko Haram has waged a seven-year insurgency, killing thousands of people and displacing more than 2 million. "We shall redouble our efforts to bring the rest back home," Buhari said.
An Indian clay artist works on an unfinished idol of the Goddess Kali ahead of the Diwali festival at Kumartuly district in Calcutta, eastern India; Azalea, a 19-year-old female chimpanzee whose Korean name is “Dallae,” smokes a cigarette at the Central
Russian President Vladimir Putin held out the hope of an indefinite halt to his country's airstrikes on Aleppo after meeting with the French and German leaders, who condemned Moscow's actions in the Syrian city. Russia had promised an eight-hour pause on Thursday in attacks on the city by Syrian government forces under the cover of Russian air power in order to allow suffering civilians to leave and to give rebels safe passage. "We informed them of our intention to continue, as much as possible, considering the situation on Syrian territory, a pause in the air strikes.
ABC News' Brad Mielke asks which candidate is the better bet and why gambling on the election is illegal in the U.S.
Bao Bao the female giant panda will leave the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. early next year and move to China under a breeding agreement, officials at the zoo said on Thursday. Three-year-old Bao Bao, who was the first surviving cub born at Smithsonian's National Zoo since 2005, has enchanted zoo visitors and others who watched her via live "panda cam" footage. "She's captured the hearts of people all over the world who watched her grow up ... and she has been an ambassador for conservation," Brandie Smith, associate director of animal care at the zoo, said in a statement.
New York City's mayor castigated a police sergeant Wednesday for fatally shooting a mentally ill, 66-year-old woman brandishing a baseball bat, saying her "tragic" and "unacceptable" death resulted from failure to follow basic policies. It's very hard to see that standard was met," a somber Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The unusual rebuke came less than 24 hours after Deborah Danner, who is black, was shot to death in her Bronx apartment.
LAS VEGAS — One of the oddest moments of Wednesday night’s third and final presidential debate came during a relatively dry, policy-heavy answer by Hillary Clinton about Social Security and Medicare entitlements. “I am on record as saying we need to put
Two Americans including a civilian were killed when a gunman opened fire near a NATO base in Kabul Wednesday, the military coalition said, with Afghan officials calling it an "insider attack". No insurgent group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, which highlights growing insecurity in Afghanistan as the Taliban step up their nationwide insurgency. "One US service member and one US civilian died as a result of wounds sustained in Kabul today," NATO said in a statement, adding that three other Americans were wounded in the incident.
"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere," Linus explains in the "Peanuts" Halloween special, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and it seems like more than 90 farms coast-to-coast have been vying for the title all October long. The "Peanuts"-themed mazes, decorating farms from four to 40 acres, will be carved out by Utah corn maze design company, The MaiZE, and will feature slogans like "Welcome Great Pumpkin," or "Snoopy 4 Prez".
By Aukkarapon Niyomyat and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police are investigating 12 new complaints of royal defamation on social media lodged since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej last week, a sharp rise amid intensifying scrutiny of anything deemed offensive to the monarchy. The death last Thursday of the revered king, who was 88, after seven decades on the throne has plunged the Southeast Asian country into mourning and heightened sensitivity about the monarchy. King Bhumibol was seen as a stabilizing figure in a country often racked by political turmoil.
Scientists working at MIT's Alcator C-Mod experimental fusion reactor have broken the world record for fusion pressure. Nuclear fusion power has long been sought as an alternative to current energy sources, but the extreme conditions required for it to work have made efficient fusion power impossible to obtain. Fusion reactions are the power source that fuels the Sun, and the only way fusion power can reliably work is in high-pressure and high-temperature environments like the Sun's core.
A Russian naval task group including the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier was being shadowed through the North Sea by British warships on Thursday as it headed for the Syrian coast. The eight-strong group was the biggest deployment of Russian naval assets seen off British shores in recent years, a Royal Navy spokesman told AFP. The deployment comes weeks after Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the Admiral Kuznetsov, part of its Northern Fleet, would be sent to the eastern Mediterranean to boost its naval forces in the area.