Despite insinuating last month that he recorded conversations with James Comey, the president admitted Thursday he actually didn't.Developing »
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.
Inspired by the election of President Trump and what she perceives as his administration's problematic stance on climate change and science generally, vulcanologist Jess Phoenix is trading in her field work for a chance at Congress.
Government cybersecurity and intelligence officials say they haven't received directions from Trump about stopping Russian meddling in future elections, and that Russia targeted 21 election systems in 2016.
“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.
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.
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.
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
Argentine police have seized a cache of Nazi artifacts hidden behind a library in the house of an art collector in Buenos Aires, including a bust of dictator Adolf Hitler and instruments used as racial classification tools. The artifacts will be donated to the city's museum dedicated to remembering the Holocaust, said Security Minister Patricia Bullrich on Monday at a press conference. "We were very moved that this many Nazi objects were in Argentina," said Bullrich.
One of the seven sailors killed in the crash between a U.S. Navy warship and a shipping vessel was trapped below decks and drowned after he heroically dived into a flooded compartment to save his shipmates, his uncle said
Islamic militants occupied a primary school and took hostages in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday, a few hours drive from a city where other jihadists were fighting a month-long war, authorities said. Encinas said the gunmen had planted improvised bombs around the school, a small building in a rural area, and that soldiers had surrounded it. There were about 20 hostages taken from houses nearby, but no students, Antonio Maganto, the region's education spokesman, told AFP, although he said the exact numbers could not be confirmed.
Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser, speaks during a meeting with technology executives in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on June 19. President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is scheduled to travel to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Wednesday for meetings that the White House says are aimed at “achieving a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.” Kushner will be accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, a Trump adviser whose official title is “assistant to the president and special representative for international negotiations.” According to a White House official who discussed the trip with Yahoo News, the pair are two of Trump’s “most trusted advisers” and will be spearheading a “peace effort” that is a “top priority” for the president.
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.
In the latest escalation between the U.S. and the forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, a U.S. F-15 fighter jet shot down an Iranian drone over southern Syria on Tuesday. "The armed pro-regime Shaheed-129 UAV was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle at approximately 12:30 a.m. local time (5:30 p.m. EDT) after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces," according to the press release from Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. Carla Babb, the Pentagon correspondent for Voice of America (VOA) tweeted Tuesday saying the sources have confirmed that the Iranian-made drone shot down by the U.S. fighter jet was being operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.
The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales to foreign governments — with an international businessman who was one of his key sources. The reporter, Jay Solomon, was offered a 10 percent stake in a fledgling company, Denx LLC, by Farhad Azima, an Iranian-born aviation magnate who has ferried weapons for the CIA. "We are dismayed by the actions and poor judgment of Jay Solomon," Wall Street Journal spokesman Steve Severinghaus wrote in a statement to The Associated Press.
A Michigan State Police officer has been hospitalized after he was stabbed in the neck and back at Bishop International Airport in what authorities are investigating as an act of terrorism. Police arrested Amor Ftouhi, 50, a Canadian from Quebec. As we wait to learn more about the incident at Bishop Airport, please keep the attacked officer in your thoughts & prayers.
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.
Humanity should focus its efforts on exploring other worlds that we might inhabit, and to get there, Earthlings may need to ride on a beam of light, famed physicist Stephen Hawking says. In his speech, he reiterated his belief that humans need to explore space to avoid the dangers of our own finite world. The human imagination has led us to peer ever deeper into the universe with scientific tools, Hawking said.
Roughly 75 Nazi artifacts have been discovered in Argentina, believed to once be the possession of high-ranking Nazi officials who had fled after the collapse of their government. It's the largest stash of Nazi memorabilia found in the country's history. After Hitler's suicide and the collapse of the German Nazi government, officials who could escape often looked towards South America as a refuge.
Russia has canceled a meeting with senior US diplomats in the wake of Washington's decision to reinforce sanctions imposed over its occupation of Crimea, US officials said Wednesday. US Under Secretary of State Tom Shannon had been due in St Petersburg later this week to meet and mend diplomatic fences with Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Relations between Moscow and Washington are at a low even by the standards of a rivalry that goes back to the Cold War.
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.
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.
Walmart is stepping up the rivalry against Amazon by taking the fight into the cloud, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Walmart warned some tech companies if they want to do business, they can’t run the retailer’s applications on Amazon’s cloud-computing platform, Amazon Web Services, sources told the Journal. Walmart reportedly keeps most of its data on its servers and uses services from emerging Amazon cloud rivals, like Microsoft’s cloud-computing platform Azure.
Drastic reductions to the U.S. foreign aid budget would be "a bad thing" because the relatively small amount of money is well-spent, former President Bill Clinton told a coalition of U.S. humanitarian and development groups on Tuesday. "It's a bad thing if the government cuts US AID, because it's a little bit of money doing an outsize amount of good," Clinton said. The Trump administration wants to cut funding to the U.S. Agency for International Development by nearly one third in the fiscal year starting in October.
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.
From Delish Around this time last year McDonald's announced that it was going to start testing fresh, not frozen, beef for its hamburgers. Since then, the chain has been flipping fresh patties for its Quarter Pounders at locations in Texas and Oklahoma