The agency canceled a scheduled appearance by three of its scientists at an event organized by an EPA-funded program.'No specific reason' »
Rachel Maddow on Friday doubled down on her controversial reporting on the deadly Niger ambush on U.S. troops, in which she linked President Donald Trump’s travel ban with the deaths of four soldiers. Maddow’s report, delivered Thursday and reiterated Friday, strongly suggested that Trump’s addition of Chad to his travel ban prompted the country to withdraw its U.S.-partnered counterterrorism troops in Niger, thus causing an increase in attacks by the self-described Islamic State in the area. ...so no wonder Trump doesn't want to talk about Niger.
Steve Bannon ripped into former President George W. Bush Friday night, calling Bush’s presidency "destructive" and saying he had "embarrassed himself" with an anti-bigotry speech earlier this week.
A woman and her two children have been arrested in Long Island in connection to seven armed robberies, all of which took place over the last month. Deborah Salvatore, 55, and her children, Rick Mascia, 25, and 31-year-old Lauren Mascia, are accused of robbing a number local establishments: Two Family Dollar locations, two Dunkin Donuts, one Dollar Tree and the same Carvel twice. The most recent robbery was at a Dunkin Donuts on Oct. 21, and it initially didn't go as planned: Rick entered alone and said he wanted to buy a donut, but the cashier replied, "We’re about to close, so you can have the doughnuts for free," recounted another employee to the New York Post.
Every year, New Yorkers and their beloved canine pals embark on a time-honored tradition: The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. While there are usually several holiday events involving dogs in costumes as a walk up to Halloween, the Tompkins Square parade in Manhattan is one of the best-known.
The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans' opinions about gun laws, a poll finds. The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favors tighter laws as they have for several years, according to the poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. In this latest survey, 61 percent said the country's gun laws should be tougher, while 27 percent would rather see them remain the same and 11 percent want them to be less strict.
O’Reilly paid the staggering sum to longtime Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl, who threatened to sue him for alleged sexual misconduct, according to a New York Times exposé published Saturday.
Actor Tom Hanks recommends this: Brush up on your history. Hanks, who has been described as “Hollywood’s top history buff,” spoke of the importance of learning from the past as a way to navigate the complexities of the present. “Let’s have that discussion, let’s have that be part and parcel to an ongoing re-examination about what is taught about [America’s founding],” Hanks said. “But the destruction, the destruction is anti-social, period, the end.
ABC News' Chief Global Correspondent Martha Raddatz travelled to the USS Reagan for an exclusive look at U.S. military preparations near North Korea.
Not much more than a month ago, Iraqi Kurdistan's leaders seemed sure that their path to independence was all but guaranteed. The autonomous region controlled swathes of disputed territory once administered by the federal government in Baghdad, including vast oil reserves and energy infrastructure. Its armed forces, known as Peshmerga, enjoyed a formidable reputation and had cooperated closely with the US and other powerful allies in the fight against Islamic State.
Donald Trump is offering at least $430,000 of his own funds to help defray the legal costs of aides amid federal probes into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. Trump pledged the funds after news surfaced that the Republican National Committee has paid approximately the same amount in legal fees for Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., Axios and The Washington Post reported.
Chinese president Xi Jinping declared an era of national rejuvenation in a speech that garnered 1.5 billion virtual claps on a virtual applause app released in conjunction with the Communist Party congress.
The death of two California hikers, whose bodies were found last week, has been ruled a murder-suicide, but family members and friends believe they may have decided to kill themselves to prevent more suffering after getting lost in Joshua Tree National Park, reports said. Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 22, had been missing for nearly three months after they went on a hike in late July and didn’t return to their Airbnb rental. Nguyen and Orbeso both had gunshots wounds and authorities believe Orbeso shot Nguyen and then himself, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
At least one gunman has wounded three people near a huge Indonesian gold and copper mine owned by US firm Freeport-McMoRan, the company said Sunday. The attacks on Saturday injured two policemen and a security contractor, according to Freeport spokesman Riza Pratama. Papua police were not immediately available for comment, and it is not known how many gunmen were involved.
U.S. naval commanders on Saturday reiterated Washington's "ironclad" commitment to defend South Korea against North Korean threats as an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier visited a South Korean port following a joint naval drill. Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of Naval Forces Korea, said aboard the USS Ronald Reagan that the drills enhanced the allies' ability to coordinate operations. The five-day drills that ended Friday involved fighter jets, helicopters and 40 naval ships and submarines from the two countries training for potential North Korean aggression.
Animal shelters and veterinary offices have been posting photos and videos of numerous heartwarming reunions between pet owners and the animals they feared were lost forever. “It’s harder to find cats in that kind of stressful situation,” Karen Blount, a veterinarian at Windsor Animal Hospital in Santa Rosa, told HuffPost. Jennifer Trabucco told HuffPost that she and her husband noticed smoke pouring into their Santa Rosa home at around 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 9.
It’s bad news for fans who think his emotional reaction may hint at what happens to his character, however. “It’s been an institution longer than any other institution I’ve been in, school, drama school, anything,” he said.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he has not abandoned his longtime goal of making sure any tax cuts are revenue neutral, saying the growth estimates in the Republican tax reform plan will offset the cuts. The Trump administration's tax plan promises up to $6 trillion in tax cuts but will increase the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next decade.
Students at St. Hugh’s College in Oxford have joined an international chorus of critics in condemning their alumna Aung San Suu Kyi, now the de facto leader of Myanmar, for her response to the crisis engulfing the Rohingya in the country’s Rakhine State. Undergraduates at St. Hugh’s, where Suu Kyi studied in the 1960s, voted this week to remove her name from the title of their junior common room. The gesture is a protest against her unwillingness to address the state-sponsored persecution of Myanmar’s Muslim-minority Rohingya communities.
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has invested $15 million in a local job training program as part of a deal to build Atlanta’s new football stadium in Westside Atlanta, one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.
Police Officer Killed in Las Vegas Mass Shooting Left Instructions For Funeral: 'Remember Me For Who I Was' A Las Vegas police officer, who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history
Former CIA Director David Petraeus discusses the North Korea threat and more on "This Week."
A man with a knife attacked eight people in Munich on Saturday and then fled, police said. No one was seriously hurt in the attack that started at around 8.30 a.m. in the Haidhausen area, east of downtown Munich. Police said they believe it was not a terror attack, they suspect instead that the assailant had psychological problems.
The dramatic weight loss of a severely chunky golden retriever mix could be an inspiration to people caring for overweight pets. Obesity is a real problem for cats and dogs in the United States, and extra pounds can lead to serious health issues and a lower quality of life. Strudel had just come into the care of dog rescue group Hearts for Hounds, where she ended up after the death of her elderly owner.
Millions of Japanese braved typhoon conditions Sunday for a snap election likely to hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a fresh mandate to revive the world's third-largest economy and press his hardline stance on North Korea. If pre-vote surveys prove correct, Abe's conservative coalition will cruise to a crushing majority to win a fresh term at the helm of the key US regional ally and Asian economic powerhouse. Analysts earlier said low turnout would likely benefit Abe, who is aiming to become the country's longest-serving leader.
In the wake of the explosive revelations about alleged sexual harassment and assault perpetrated by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men, former United States Attorney General Eric Holder called on men to take responsibility for creating a culture that allowed such abuse to occur ― and act to change. During a speaking event Friday co-hosted by the Raben Group and the San Francisco Foundation, Holder was asked to respond to the spate of recent details that have emerged about sexual harassment in corporate America, including at companies like Uber. In some cases, sexual harassment or assault violates the law, in which case law enforcement can help address the problem, Holder said.