During a speech at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting, the president took aim at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, using a derogatory term.'No, sir — no, thank you' »
President Trump signed a one-week stopgap spending bill Friday night, averting a government shutdown for one more week. The majority of Democrats and Republicans in Congress passed the spending bill earlier in the day, giving lawmakers until next Friday at midnight to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year. The Senate quickly approved the House’s continuing resolution — or “CR” in Washington-speak.
Rachel Maddow reports breaking news that in an interview with Reuters Donald Trump has said that there is a chance of a "major, major conflict" with North Korea. Launched in 2008, “The Rachel Maddow Show” follows the machinations of policy making in America, from local political activism to international diplomacy.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., may be fond of former President Barack Obama, but he’s still disappointed with his upcoming speaking engagement at a top investment firm on Wall Street. Sanders, a fierce Wall Street critic, described Obama as a friend and said he represented the United States with intelligence and integrity. “I think at a time when people are so frustrated with the power of Wall Street and the big money interests, I think it is unfortunate that President Obama is doing this,” Sanders told “CBS This Morning” on Friday.
A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five. A political party in Trollhattan, near Goteborg, identified the woman as Marie Kide, 66, an elected member of the city council. "It is with sorrow that I have received the message that another person died," Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said.
During the daily White House press briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said that the Trump White House did not review former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s security clearance that was issued during the Obama administration.
EU leaders are expected at a summit this weekend to back automatic membership for Northern Ireland after Brexit if it ever reunifies with Ireland, sources said on Friday. Ireland will ask the 27 European Union leaders to endorse a text on the issue when they meet on Saturday without Britain to adopt guidelines for Brexit negotiations. While the move could rile London, European sources said it would only "state the obvious" and compared it to integration of the former East Germany into the EU after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
A condemned Arkansas inmate has filed a last-minute request to stop his execution, saying that relatives of one of his victims were never notified of his clemency application. Kenneth Williams is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Thursday. In a filing before a federal judge in Little Rock, Williams' attorneys said they "only recently learned" that relatives of Michael Greenwood would have supported clemency had they been notified of his hearing last month.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Nine people have died and eight are sick in Liberia after attending the funeral of a religious leader, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. On Wednesday, the WHO said Liberian health authorities were taking rapid precautionary steps after eight people died of a mystery illness, 10 months after the end of a two-year Ebola virus outbreak. "It seems all of these people were attending the funeral of a religious leader," WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told a briefing in Geneva.
Another airline is under fire after Delta booted a passenger off a flight because he used the bathroom. It happened on April 18 on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Milwaukee that was delayed for 30 minutes on the tarmac. When Hamilton asked a flight attendant for permission to use the bathroom, she said no. Hamilton was then told to get off the plane.
Climate change activists have been wringing their hands ever since Inauguration Day, fearing that the new administration would do something just like this. The webpage, which has been in existence for more than 20 years, explained what climate change is, what caused it and how it affects your health, among other things.
The Apple vs. Qualcomm patent fight is probably the second most important new legal confrontation between tech companies this year, with the Google vs. Uber trial being far more interesting and dramatic. Case in point: Qualcomm on Friday issued a press release to tell everyone in the world that Apple has been a bad, bad company. Titled Apple Continues to Improperly Interfere with Qualcomm’s Agreements with Contract Manufacturers, the new statement is about Qualcomm’s revised guidance for the third quarter in light of Apple’s recent actions.
President Trump arrives to speak at the National Rifle Association Leadership Conference in Atlanta. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Samidare and JS Ashigara, along with the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS
An American and a British man, allegedly members of the Islamic State group, were arrested in Turkey after crossing the border from Syria and handing themselves over to the authorities, officials said Friday. A Turkish official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol, said American Kary Paul Kleman and Briton Stefan Aristidou arrived at Oncupinar border crossing in Kilis province on April 20 and were arrested four days later. A British Foreign Office official said British authorities are in contact with Turkish authorities "following the detention of a British man on the Turkey/Syria border." Aristidou's British wife and child would be deported to the U.K., according to the Turkish official.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that Americans should be concerned about how the administration’s new tax plan would affect them, not how it would benefit the Trump family. Spicer made the comments during a press briefing where he was asked whether it was fair for Americans to question how the proposed tax plan would personally affect President Trump and his family. “The president’s plan right now is something that every American should worry hopefully about how it’s going to affect them,” said Spicer.
Two US troops were killed and one was wounded while fighting an Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan, the US military said Thursday, near where Washington this month dropped the "Mother of All Bombs". US Forces-Afghanistan said the troops "came under attack during a raid against insurgents in Nangarhar province" late Wednesday. The troops were working with partnered Afghan soldiers in the raid against IS Khorasan, a local offshoot of the jihadist group based in Iraq and Syria.
Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday. Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press that Alhabsy Misaya was slain in a clash with marines late Friday in the jungles between the towns of Indanan and Parang in Sulu province. "We consider him the most notorious kidnapper from that bandit group and this is a big setback to the Abu Sayyaf," Ano told the AP by telephone.
A dozen people have been found stuffed inside a closet-sized cell hidden behind a book shelf in a Philippine police station, triggering further alarm about abuse under President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs. Members of the government's human rights commission, accompanied by journalists, found the men and women in a surprise visit to the station in the heart of Manila's slum area on Thursday evening. Stunned detainees came stumbling out of the room, some begging for water while others, in tears, pleaded with the rights workers not to abandon them.
Cops are searching for the driver who helped Bachelor Chris Soules flee the scene of the fatal crash in Iowa Monday night. Witnesses told police that Soules was picked up in a red Chevy Duramax truck that fled the scene — and cops gave chase — but the driver got away.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged for new international sanctions to be placed on North Korea, saying that failing to act would lead to “catastrophic” consequences. Mr Tillerson’s call for new sanctions came during an address to the United Nations, following weeks of mounting tensions over North Korea’s nuclear programme. Diplomatic and financial levers of power will be backed up by a willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action if necessary,” Mr Tillerson said.
Cassini shot the gap and lived to tell the tale. The Saturn-exploring spacecraft managed to successfully fly through the 1,500 mile gap between Saturn and its rings and survive seemingly unscathed. "No spacecraft has ever been this close to Saturn before.
By Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted a Trump administration request to put on hold a legal challenge by industry and a group of states to former President Barack Obama's regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, rules that the Republican president is moving to undo. A 10-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the request to put the litigation involving the regulations, known as the Clean Power Plan, in abeyance for at least 60 days while the administration plans its next steps.
Features of the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden at Children's National hospital also include doors that are wide enough to wheel in hospital beds, power outlets for patients who use machines that run on electricity and fake grass for patients with allergies. Mrs. Trump quietly toured the hospital and visited the garden in March, and helped children plant morning glories, said to be a symbol of love and renewal.
Jill Cummins, the wife of ex-teacher Tad Cummins — accused of kidnapping his student Elizabeth Thomas — said he admitted to sleeping with the Tennessee teen. Cummins is under arrest in California after being on the run with 15-year-old Elizabeth for over a month. In an interview with CBS’ Inside Edition Thursday, Jill revealed the details about her conversation with 50-year-old Cummins after his April 20 arrest .
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday intensified his row with foreign powers that he accuses of plotting to overthrow him. "I am proud to say I took the decision... to free our country from interventionism," Maduro said in a speech on Thursday. "We are free of the OAS and we will never return," he added.
How about this amazing little nugget to restore your faith in humanity: Chloe Bridgewater, a seven-year-old from Hereford, UK, is a big fan of technology and eventually wants to work for Google. Rather than wasting any time, she decided to send Google CEO Sundar Pichai a letter to let him know that she’s planning on working there one day. “May name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job with Google.” She goes on to explain that she’s also planning on swimming in the Olympics and working at a chocolate factory, because what kid doesn’t dream of that?