The Texas politician whom President-elect Donald Trump is said to be considering for his Cabinet doesn’t let the truth get in the way of a good story. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has been taken to task for disseminating misinformation on his Facebook page to his nearly 340,000 followers. Y’all are holding me to the same standards as you would a news organization, and you know it’s just Facebook,” Miller said in an interview with Austin-based KUT News on Wednesday.
Today on Drive Wire: Uber has released a list of behaviors that can get users banned from the ride-hailing app. Uber users are prohibited from damaging other people’s property, committing fraud, or drinking in the car—where it isn’t legally permitted, of course.
The mother of accused South Carolina shooter Dylann Roof suffered a courtroom heart attack not long after prosecutors described the church massacre her son is alleged to have committed, documents reveal. Amelia Cowles fell ill at the start of her son's federal death penalty trial Wednesday. Not long before, prosecutors described in chilling detail Roof's alleged slaying of nine black churchgoers in an attack authorities believe was racially motivated.
With the exception of the addition of the Lamborghini Aventador SV, the 691-horsepower Aventador has remained relatively unchanged since it entered production almost six years ago. A patent unearthed by Autocar showed that a new model called the Aventador S is on its way. There's no official word on what changes the Aventador might be on the receiving end of, but it is likely there will be a moderate physical facelift, as is usually the case for cars deep into their life cycle.
An execution in Alabama has reignited debate over the lethal injection procedure – even as some ask whether the inmate should have received the death penalty at all. Ronald Bert Smith Jr., convicted of the 1994 murder of Huntsville, Ala., store clerk Casey Wilson, was executed on Thursday evening. It took 30 minutes for him to be pronounced dead, and 13 minutes in – when he should have been sedated – Mr. Smith heaved, coughed, and appeared to move during tests designed to confirm that he was unconscious.
By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - Backers of the Syrian opposition appeared resigned to the fall of eastern Aleppo on Saturday, with the United States urging Russia to show "grace" when officials meet in Geneva to try to reach a deal for civilians and fighters to leave the city. Syrian government and allied forces have in the last two weeks driven rebels from most of their territory in what was once Syria's most populous city. The rebels have controlled the eastern section since 2012, and President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published on Thursday that retaking Aleppo would change the course of the civil war across the whole country.
More than 30 people died when a tanker carrying flammable materials crashed into other vehicles and burst into flames outside the town of Naivasha in Kenya late on Saturday, officials said. "At 5:00 am the death toll was 33 but the search is still on," Pius Masai of Kenya's National Disaster Unit said Sunday. Masai said the accident involved "over 11 vehicles burnt" when the tanker rammed into others on the road and caught fire.
The cries of trapped hotel guests screaming in agony are still seared into Richard Hamil's memory, seven decades after the Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta. The deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history killed 119 people 70 years ago this week and led to new and lasting fire safety standards for hotels and other public buildings. Now investigators are looking into violations of those standards in Oakland, California, where 36 people perished at a Dec. 2 concert inside the "Ghost Ship" warehouse.
The GIFs run the gamut across the space agency’s expansive spread of missions. The GIFS have been scattered across the space agency’s GIPHY and Pinterest pages, so feel free to browse them both at your leisure and see what gems you can dig up.
President Obama has ordered a review of cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 presidential election, to be delivered before he leaves office, according to Reuters. The news was confirmed by homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco at an event on Friday morning. “The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process … and to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders, to include the Congress,” Monaco reportedly said.
John H. Glenn, the former Naval cadet, distinguished Marine Corps combat pilot, supersonic aviation pioneer, and NASA mainstay, best known as one of seven original Project Mercury astronauts, the first American to orbit Earth, and for his outstanding work as the longtime Democratic senator of Ohio, died on Thursday.
A UPS driver has been hailed as a hero after cops say he helped to save a Missouri woman who'd been beaten and held captive by her husband for more than 15 hours. According to police, the driver arrived that morning and, as he took the package from the woman, she wrote "contact 911" on it. The concerned driver did just that and deputies soon arrested 33-year old James Jordan.
Do us a favor, right now: Open a new browser window (it’s very important to us that you keep this one open, FWIW), type “gt500” into Google, and hit return. As in, a car that Ford hasn’t officially announced yet. Clicking on the link itself simply redirects users to the basic Mustang info page on the Ford website.
By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fast food executive Andy Puzder, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Labor Department, could be in a position to undermine the agency's new rule on retirement advice which has long been opposed by the financial industry. Puzder has not publicly commented on the fiduciary rule, which is due to go into effect in April, but a glimpse into the 401(k) plans he offers his own employees at CKE Restaurants may provide a few clues about his philosophy. The plan is less generous than some of its fast food competitors, according to data and analysis from Brightscope Inc, a research company that rates 401k plans.
The Pentagon has confirmed that a new Russian nuclear delivery drone is real. The test was leaked by unnamed sources to The Washington Free Beacon. Russia calls the system "Ocean Multipurpose System 'Status-6," and it is allegedly capable of traveling underwater to distances of to 6,200 miles.
Chris Mumma says the only way to resolve the questions in the case is for the DNA evidence to be retested. Reporter: Ever since the day 20 yearold Ira yarmolenko's bright life was cut short, mark carver's answers have been the same.
A Christian Iraqi girl holds her mothers hand during the celebration of Santa Barbara in Om Al-Auna church in Irbil, Iraq; Tibetan Buddhist monks perform a dance called ‘cham’ wearing traditional masks, at the Sherabling monastery; and Russian artist
Harsh wintry weather is forcing some protesters against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline to leave a vast camp in North Dakota. The Morton County Sheriff's Office estimates between 1,800 and 2,200 people remain at the camp on federal land. Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault has called for the camp to disband, though Native American rights activist Chase Iron Eyes has implored protesters to stay.
Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow on Saturday called on longtime leader Yahya Jammeh to drop his challenge to last week's election results following a dramatic political U-turn that has prompted fears for the West African country. A week after conceding defeat, Jammeh on Friday declared he no longer accepted the results of the December 1 vote, upending hopes for a peaceful political transition after his 22 years in power. Signs of a massive security ramp-up multiplied across the capital Banjul on Saturday, while the United Nations Security Council led calls for Jammeh to stand down and eschew violence.
Ditching your crappy apartments and moving into vans full-time is a thing, again. This isn’t exactly a new phenomenon as Americans have always had a fascination with vans. People are fed up with the hustle and bustle of the daily grind and are turning in their resignations at Starbucks to hit the road indefinitely.
Beverly Hills Cop actor Judge Reinhold has been charged with disorderly conduct after exhibiting some bizarre behavior at a Texas airport Thursday night. The actor was taken into custody at Love Field Airport in Dallas after ripping off his shirt and screaming obscenities during a TSA screening. TSA agents called Dallas Police.
The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. Talk about a price range. The Alfa Romeo Giulia starts at $38,990, but can be hiked all the way to a staring price of $73,595 for the much-anticipated Quadrifoglio. According to reports, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe will get an AMG treatment and will be called the E50.
The Oakland Police Department received dozens of complaints about the warehouse, and went inside at least half a dozen times, according to police reports and accounts from former tenants and visitors. "If you opened the door and stepped even three feet inside it would be grossly apparent to anyone that it wasn't just being used as a warehouse or a workspace," said former Ghost Ship neighbor Ben Acevedo, 45, who estimates he made about 60 calls to police about the property over 16 months to report noise, blight and illegal occupancy. On Wednesday, amid questions about why the city did not act to shut down the warehouse, an Oakland official said that code enforcement personnel had not entered the building in 30 years.
By Idrees Ali KABUL (Reuters) - The United States will "remain committed" to Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday, amid questions about what President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policy will mean for the country as it faces a renewed Taliban insurgency. Carter arrived in the Afghan capital earlier on an unannounced visit and met U.S. troops and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. "America is, and will remain, committed to a sovereign and secure Afghanistan," Carter told a news conference with Ghani.
Vehicles made by 19 different automakers have been recalled to replace frontal airbags on the driver’s side or passenger’s side, or both in what NHTSA has called "the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history." The airbags, made by major