The president had previously suggested that questions about Russia's involvement in the election were overblown and "fake news."Maintains it didn't affect outcome »
FBI officials confirmed Wednesday that the gunman who injured five people in last week’s shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., was carrying a note with the names of six lawmakers when he opened fire. James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old from Belleville, Ill., wounded five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and two Capitol Police officers, at the June 14 practice before he was shot by police. Hodgkinson later died.
As many as 5,000 people attended the funeral to remember Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old girl who was beaten to death early Sunday as she walked home after an all-night prayer session at a mosque.
“I think the military action that is being taken against Syrian government assets is completely illegal,” Kaine said in an interview with Yahoo News on Sirius XM’s politics channel, POTUS. There have been four known instances of U.S. forces firing on Syrian government targets in recent weeks, including the early April cruise missile strike in retaliation for the government’s use of chemical weapons. The Pentagon says it has legal authority to act under the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), passed after the 9/11 attacks, which effectively permitted the invasion of Afghanistan and global efforts to stamp out al-Qaida.
A Miami man is facing a record $120 million fine for what the FCC calls a massive spoofing operation. He allegedly made 96 million robocalls over a three month period.
A former Navy Seal says his career was ended by a wound he suffered on a search mission to find Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after the soldier walked off his post in Afghanistan. Prosecutors called retired Senior Chief Petty Officer James Hatch to testify Wednesday at a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg.
In the wake of Jon Ossoff’s stinging defeat in the House race in Atlanta’s suburbs last night, the question now is: How do Democrats pick up the pieces? Under this scenario, Democrats would embrace candidates who excoriate the wealthiest “1 percent” and promise to curb income inequality, zero out public college and university tuition and enact single-payer universal health care. There are also Democratic warnings that Ossoff’s tepid handling of President Trump misfired.
After a baby elephant fell into a pool at a zoo in South Korea, two adult elephants came to save the day. Read: Preemie Baby Elephant Rejected by Her Mom Will Be Hand-Reared by Keepers Video from the incident shows the calf, Hope, drinking from the pool
An Instagram star and well-known fitness blogger has died in a freak accident after a pressurised cannister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her in the chest, her family has said. Rebecca Burger, who had a large following on the social media site, where she posted regular pictures of herself promoting fitness products, was killed in eastern France in what the family said was a domestic incident. "It is with great sadness we announce the death of Rebecca who died the June 18th, 2017 in an accident in the home," read a statement on Burger's Instagram account, signed "The grieving family".
The “Textalyzer” device allows police to plug in and determine if a driver was using a cell phone to text while driving. Jeff Rossen shows how it works.
The legislation imposing sanctions on Russia that was unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate last week hit a roadblock in the House on Tuesday. Members of the House found a constitutional issue that could possibly delay the bill and help the Trump administration make changes to the legislation. The Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act that also includes sanctions on Russia was passed in the Senate with an overwhelming majority 98-2 and dashed Trump’s desires of better relations with Moscow.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to overturn the convictions of seven men in a notorious 1984 gang murder of a woman in a Washington neighborhood not far from the U.S. Capitol even though prosecutors had concealed evidence in the case. The justices, in a 6-2 ruling, said the evidence withheld by the prosecution at the time of the trial, which the men claimed would have cast doubt on their guilt in the murder of Catherine Fuller, was not material to the eventual jury verdict. The case has stayed the public eye not only because of the grisly nature of the murder that occurred during a period of high crime in the U.S. capital city in the 1980s but also because of the Supreme Court's decision to scrutinize the process that led to the convictions.
In the last month, for the first time since the civil war in Syria began in 2011, the United States has directly attacked Syrian government forces or proxies — not just once, but at least four times. The urgent question now is less about Syria than Russia, which in response to the latest of these incidents, in which a U.S. fighter plane shot down a Syrian jet, threatened to target any U.S.-led coalition aircraft flying over Syria. Are the U.S. and Russia being sucked into war in the Middle East, and if so, how can escalation be averted?
A lawyer for Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, is criticizing California parole commissioners for blocking her release for another five years. Attorney Keith Wattley said Thursday that commissioners should have recommended parole for the 69-year-old Krenwinkel in part because her crimes were influenced by battering inflicted by Manson. Wattley also says Krenwinkel should be freed because of her age and because she was just 21 and less culpable when she and others slaughtered pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people nearly 50 years ago.
Tennis star James Blake has agreed to drop his right to sue New York after he was mistakenly arrested and tackled by police. In exchange, a legal fellowship will be created in his name that will bolster the work of the city's police watchdog agency. The city and Blake's attorney announced the agreement Wednesday.
President Trump and his supporters took a victory lap on social media late Tuesday night as Republicans secured a pair of special-election House victories in Georgia and South Carolina. Trump began by thanking Fox News for declaring that Karen Handel’s victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District was also a huge win for him.
By Nick Mafi. Photos by: Getty Images.Forget about turbulence—one of these airports only allows eight specialized pilots to fly into itThis story originally appeared on Architectural Digest.More from Architectural Digest:10 Hotels With Unbelievably High
An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the U.S. student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months and sent home in a coma, the agency said on Tuesday.
Boeing is going to kill its most iconic plane. Boeing has completely dropped the category of large, four-engine planes like its 747 and the competing Airbus A380 in its predictions, estimating that this type of plane will soon become obsolete. Boeing has been focusing on smaller, long-range aircraft like its 787 Dreamliner, the 737-MAX, and the upcoming 777X to better support what it sees as the future of the aircraft industry.
North Korean Ambassador to India Kye Chun Yong, in an interview Wednesday, said his country is willing to halt nuclear and missile tests if the United States agrees to meet a list of demands. While the U.S. maintains that the drills are a part of routine defensive preparations, North Korea has branded them as a precursor for invading the country. The U.S. might be apprehensive in meeting the list of demands presented by North Korea as the latter has been known to claim to freeze its nuclear drills permanently in the past and then go back on its word.
An owner of a home that authorities claim was the site of an unlicensed day care center has been accused of running a high-volume cocaine business on the property. Los Angeles authorities allege Felipe Talamante kept an estimated $430,000 in a Highland Park home where several children between the ages of 2 and 7 were seen coming and going while an undercover state agent was there to purchase 20 kilos of cocaine. In a statement written Tuesday, the LA City Attorney's Office said a search warrant was executed on the Highland Park property first in 2015, resulting in the arrest of Felipe Talamante and the recovery of 20 kilograms of cocaine.
By Marius Bosch and Maher Chmaytelli MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, an Iraqi military statement said, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site. It was from this medieval mosque three years ago that the militants' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled "caliphate" spanning parts of Syria and Iraq. Islamic State's Amaq news agency accused American aircraft of destroying the mosque, a claim swiftly denied by the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni group.
This pensive dog upstaged his owner and wasn't even aware of it. SEE ALSO: Friendly island doggo followed a street view mapper and photobombed all his shots Inventor Jerry Paros posed for a photograph for an article in the publication Nature about his
Yingying Zhang was last seen on a surveillance video getting into a black Saturn Astra in Urbana on the afternoon of June 9. Ronggao Zhang, who arrived in central Illinois from China Saturday, spoke to The (Champaign) News-Gazette through a translator. Yingying Zhang's aunt, Liqin Ye, also traveled from China and wiped away tears as the father spoke.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has some advice for President Trump: Stop tweeting and do your job. During a Tuesday evening appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Bloomberg was asked about the probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Members of British society and the royal family have donned their finest hats and fancy outfits for the Royal Ascot horse races. The highlight of Ascot’s year, Royal Ascot week dates back to 1711 when it was founded by Queen Anne.