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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee slammed Ryan Zinke’s record on the environment Thursday, saying the interior secretary would “sell his grandchildren for big oil,” the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported. The Democratic governor’s office told HuffPost that he hasn’t yet received any response to his comments from Zinke — or from the White House. A frustrated Inslee criticized Zinke during a visit to a Seattle elementary school, where he talked about protecting Washington’s environment, climate change, and the air pollution being triggered by ongoing wildfires, the Seattle newspaper reported.
The bodies of two missing Colorado girls who disappeared along with their mother were allegedly discovered inside oil and gas tanks not far from where their mom's body was found, according to KMGH. High-ranking sources with knowledge on the case told the outlet on Thursday evening that the bodies of 4-year-old Bella Watts and 3-year-old Celeste Watts were found inside of "mostly full" oil and gas tanks owned by Anadarko Petroleum. Watts was arrested on Wednesday night but has not been formally charged with any crimes in relation to the case.
Alex Jones, the conspiracy theory-peddling host of Infowars, deleted evidence that links him to multiple defamation lawsuits brought against him by the families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, according to a new motion. Jones has repeatedly called the parents “crisis actors” and has said interviews with outlets including CNN were faked with green screens.
President Trump on Friday said he is close to revoking the security clearance of a current Justice Department employee who had been in contact with the author of the controversial dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia. “I think Bruce Ohr is a disgrace with his wife Nellie,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn. Bruce Ohr, the former deputy attorney general and ex-head of Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, has come under fire in recent weeks for his contacts with Christopher Steele, the author of a controversial dossier containing allegations of compromising misconduct by Trump.
A young Yazidi woman who fled to Germany but returned home to northern Iraq says she cannot escape her Islamic State group captor who held her as a sex slave for three months. Ashwaq Haji, 19, says she ran into the man in a German supermarket in February. Traumatised by the encounter, she returned to Iraq the following month.
The Pentagon is preparing to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia and possibly other parts of South America to help relieve strain on health care systems overloaded by an influx of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled that crisis-racked nation, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. “It is absolutely a humanitarian mission,” he told reporters returning with him to Washington after a six-day tour of South America. Mattis would not say when the USNS Comfort would arrive off the coast of Colombia, but it apparently will not be in the next few weeks.
The billionaire electric car maker, rocket launcher, tunnel digger and insulter of rescue divers sat down for an emotional interview with The New York Times, laying out recent trials and tribulations that led to a 6 percent stock-price drop on Friday for the car company Tesla, which he co-founded. “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” Musk told the Times. Although Musk and Tesla have been dogged by production issues for months, often requiring him to sleep at his production facility, his problems ratcheted up last week when an ill-advised tweet triggered a federal investigation.
A postal worker in Kansas found an unusual obstruction when trying to deliver mail to a home on Friday: a massive snake. A red-tailed boa constrictor, to be precise. A Ball Python was found my a mailman and called Animal Control.
18-year-old Taylor Smith was charged with reckless endangerment for pushing her friend off a 60-foot-bridge.
In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death after a short undisclosed illness with "immense sadness", saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and children Ama, Kojo and Nina. After rising through the ranks of the United Nations, Annan served two terms as U.N. Secretary-General in New York from 1997-2006 and retired to live in a Swiss village in the Geneva countryside. "In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations.
Body language expert Traci Brown spoke with KDVR about Watts' demeanor and said she was able to observe signs of deception right away. Shanann Watts was reported missing on Wednesday afternoon and was found dead on Thursday on land owned by Anadarko Petroleum, where her husband had been employed until he was terminated by the company amid the investigation into his family's disappearance. The bodies of the couple's two young children were reportedly found Thursday inside of "mostly full" oil and gas tanks that were also owned by Anadarko Petroleum, according to KMGH.
Election officials in a rural southwest Georgia county are defending a plan to suddenly close seven of the county’s nine polling places against allegations of racial discrimination, saying the ones it wants to close are not sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities. Randolph County, the site of the proposed changes, is more than 60 percent black, with a little over 30 percent of residents in poverty ― more than double the national level. The Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to the election board earlier this week warning of a lawsuit because the proposed closures discriminated against black voters.
Few books have made a bigger impression on Donald Trump than the one written by fired White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, not that he has plans to read it anytime soon. While it was bad enough that an ousted member of the administration had turned on Trump and pulled back the curtain on his alleged mental decline, Manigault Newman had also been in charge of the president’s African-American outreach and her book made the case for what half of Americans had already concluded: that the commander in chief was a racist. Donald Trump and his decisions and his behavior, was harming the country.
Harrowing new footage released by California's firefighting agency Cal Fire reveals the massive fire tornado that led to the death of a firefighter on July 26. The fire tornado was part of the Carr Fire that's engulfed 223,610 acres of land in Northern California so far. SEE ALSO: A fire tornado hit California.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl on Saturday, in a visit that the opposition says has damaged Austria's reputation for political neutrality. Putin was one of around 100 guests at Kneissl's wedding to businessman Wolfgang Meilinger in the picturesque village of Gamlitz in southeastern Austria. The Russian leader was pictured dancing with Kneissl during the festivities.
Sixteen migrant fathers who had previously been separated from and then reunited with their children were forcibly separated from them again and taken to another detention center without explanation on Wednesday, they told the legal aid group RAICES. The fathers were returned to the Karnes County Residential Center in south-central Texas on Thursday, following a night of fear and worry. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a statement saying there had been a “disturbance” on Wednesday involving about 40 detained men, but declined to offer further details.
Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk admitted to The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll on him personally in what he calls an “excruciating” year. The newspaper said Musk alternated between laughter and tears during the interview in which he said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep. Musk has a reputation for being an eccentric visionary.
Seven members of a single family were killed in a horrific crash in Oregon Monday when they were hit head-on by a driver who drifted into their lane, authorities said. The driver of the other vehicle, Mark Robert Rundell, 48, also died. In the 2016 Toyota 4Runner driven by Boquet were her three children, Isabella, 11, Elisabeth, 9, and Tytis, 6.
With the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, stories of his kindness and good humor have come through with the many condolences. One such story involves Annan being mistaken for actor Morgan Freeman while vacationing in Italy. Annan was looking for a respite from public life after leaving the U.N. at the end of 2006.
A body has been found inside a burning vehicle at Disney World in Florida. The unidentified victim was discovered when firefighters extinguished the blaze near the Fantasia Gardens miniature golf course. Homicide detectives have joined the investigation, according to a statement from Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Ohr's work emails show contact with Christopher Steele during the 2016 campaign; Catherine Herridge reports on the revelations.
President Donald Trump’s comment calling former campaign chairman Paul Manafort a “very good person,” despite 18 criminal charges against him, was a “strategic” message to Manafort that he could be rewarded with a pardon if he keeps his mouth shut, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance said Friday on MSNBC. “I think the whole Manafort trial is very sad,” Trump told reporters before boarding Marine One on Friday. “He happens to be a very good person. Vance noted: “If you’re Paul Manafort and you hear about that — and we all know Paul Manafort’s heard about that — it’s difficult to read that as anything other than a message to Manafort: ‘Hold on, don’t cut a deal with the government while the jury is out.’” A deal would almost certainly involve cooperation in other investigations, possibly including the president.
In November 1921, Felix Dzerzhinsky, the head of the Soviet Union’s secret police known as the Cheka, had a plan. Western European intelligence agencies, fearful of communism, sought to infiltrate the Soviet Union, while the powerful White Russians had fled to European capitals like Paris and Berlin, from where they hoped to plot the czar’s return.
Most high-profile of these is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was propelled into the public eye ― along with her progressive policies like job guarantees and universal, single-payer health care ― following her unexpected victory against veteran incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in a New York Democratic primary. In contrast, capitalism, once defended as a seemingly unassailable ideology, is showing deep fractures. Broadly felt problems with capitalism ― rising inequality, stagnating wages and severe instability ― have led to major global political and cultural shifts.