For the second time in as many days, the first lady is filmed appearing to refuse to hold the president's hand.'Not very respectful' »
With ousted FBI Director James Comey set to testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee, a friend of his, Lawfare editor in chief Benjamin Wittes, shed some insight on how he expects Comey will conduct himself in his first open forum since being unceremoniously fired by President Trump. Acknowledging “there are certain things on which he is not unbound,” Wittes predicted Monday that Comey would not answer any questions related to the ongoing FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the election.
The father of an 18-year-old woman killed when a driver plowed his car through a crowd of pedestrians in New York’s Times Square last week left an open letter at the scene of the rampage to thank the city for an outpouring of support as he mourns the loss of his daughter. Police say 26-year-old Richard Rojas admitted he had smoked marijuana laced with PCP sometime before he rammed his car through a busy tourist area, killing Alyssa Elsman, a teenager from Michigan who was visiting New York on vacation. Elsman’s father, Tom Elsman, left a letter at an impromptu memorial that sprang up near the site of his daughter’s death.
Three teenagers were arrested and charged with capital murder after 6-year-old Kingston Frazier was shot and killed in Jackson, Mississippi Thursday. Kingston’s mother, Ebony Archie, left him in the backseat of a running car when she stepped into a grocery store early in the morning. When she emerged from the store, her car, with Kingston inside of it, was gone.
Few people are capable of telling Donald Trump no — except, maybe, Melania Trump. Take a look at this latest clip, featuring President Trump walking down an airport tarmac in Israel with his wife Melania. Trump repeatedly goes for his wife's hand, only to have her smack him away.
Ariana Grande has spoken out following the horrific concert attack that left at least 22 dead after her sold-out show in Manchester on Monday. "SHE WAS SO CUTE ANS LOVLEY I HUGGED HER SO TIGHT AND SHE SAID SHE LOVED MY BOW I CANT GET OVER THIS I NEVER WILL," wrote Georgina Callander after they met. Callander was a college student studying health and social care.
Bahraini police opened fire Tuesday on a protest by supporters of a top Shiite cleric, with at least one demonstrator reported dead in the latest unrest to hit the Sunni-ruled Gulf state. The Britain-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) announced the "tragic death of a peaceful protester in the crackdown" in Diraz, the scene of a long-running sit-in outside the home of cleric Isa Qassim. Eyewitnesses told AFP multiple civilians were wounded when police opened fire at demonstrators throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at security forces.
A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration. Judy O'Connor, a retired elementary-school teacher, pushed her son Marty in his wheelchair for him to receive his degree during commencement Saturday at Chapman University in the Los Angeles suburb of Orange. The idea for the surprise honorary degree came from her son.
Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Erdogan's visit to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkey blamed the violence on demonstrators linked to the militant Kurdistan Workers Party while Washington's police chief described the incident as a "brutal attack" on peaceful protesters.
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Dr. Roland Yearwood was nearing the peak of Mount Everest when he died Sunday in the so-called "death zone" where air becomes perilously thin. The first time, Yearwood managed to skirt tragedy when he lived through an avalanche that killed 18 there in 2015. It is not clear if Yearwood fulfilled his dream of reaching the Everest summit before he died.
Former CIA Director John Brennan testified before the House intelligence committee regarding the Russian campaign meddling probe. "I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in Trump campaign," Brennan said.
Two photographers have crisscrossed North America to escape the light pollution of occupied areas and capture the original beauty of the night sky. Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović traveled more than 150,000 miles to a staggering 500 locations across North America in order to capture these images, which feature millions of stars, far-off galaxies and areas of extreme darkness that offer an almost primeval contrast to glowing cities. Heffernan, 37, said the aim of the series, called Skyglow, was to show off the incredible vastness of the night sky, in the hope of inspiring people to care about dark skies.
A self-proclaimed neo-Nazi was arrested in Florida Sunday after police found materials used to manufacture explosives in his apartment. Tampa police and the FBI found a material inside Brandon Russell’s garage that tested positive for hexamethane triperoxide diamine, used to make explosives, the Miami Herald reported Monday. Police also located white supremacist and Nazi propaganda and detected the presence of radiation coming from thorium and americium.
The dramatic moment a California sea lion dragged a little girl into the water at a wharf in British Columbia has gone viral after it was caught on video. Michael Fujiwara, who captured the incident and posted it to YouTube Sunday, told CNN it happened Saturday at the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf in Richmond, British Columbia. At first simply amused by the sea lion who had popped its head out of the murky water, Fujiwara grabbed his camera and began filming.
The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.
A man acted strangely long before he caused a disturbance on a plane that prompted fighter jets to accompany it to Hawaii, but a lack of communication and an airline's hesitancy to be caught on video booting a passenger could have played a role in allowing him to fly, experts say. Anil Uskanli, 25, of Turkey, had purchased a ticket at an airline counter in the middle of the night with no luggage and had been arrested after opening a door to a restricted airfield at Los Angeles International Airport. Airport police did not notify the airline, but they said it isn't common practice.
Outgoing boss John Burton, described by the Los Angeles Times as “a fixture in state Democratic politics for half a century”, grinned as supporters on stage at the party's convention joined him in the gesture. The party's leaders blasted alleged ties to Russia among Mr Trump's associates and presented California as the epicentre of liberal resistance to the President. “The world, literally the world, is counting on all of you, counting on California to reject Trump's deception and destructiveness,” said Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, who is among a crowded field of Democrats running for governor next year.
President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash federal aid to the poor, the sick and people living in rural areas reflect conservatives' demands for a smaller federal government but target many of the very people who voted for him last November. In his first detailed budget submission to Congress on Tuesday, Trump requested major reductions to programs that help poor families afford groceries and poor and disabled people get healthcare. Job training for unemployed coal miners would be threatened and drug treatment programs would face cuts at a time when heroin and prescription pill addictions are tearing at rural America.
China and Russia on Monday launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus, just two weeks after the successful test flight of the first made-in-China large passenger plane. State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said they formally established the previously announced joint venture in Shanghai on Monday.
At least 22 people were killed and more than 100 injured in an explosion at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday, and two U.S. officials said a suicide bomber was suspected.Prime Minister Theresa
A high school senior with a grade point average of 4.4 will not be allowed to walk at her own graduation this year. The shirt — one of those convertible off-the-shoulder tops that are ubiquitous this season — was, per NBC Charlotte, partially exposing her shoulders and back. Summer told the principal that she thought her shirt was "fine," but she complied with the request nonetheless, quickly borrowing a jacket from a friend.
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After President Trump delivered his speech in Saudi Arabia, Sunday, which was carefully bereft of words like “radical Islamic terrorism”,” instead using more moderate terms like “Islamic terrorism,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Trump of deliberately “milking” the Arabs for sealing an arms deal with the United States and other future investments.
A South African big-game hunter was crushed to death when an elephant picked him up and then fell on him after being shot, Zimbabwean officials and media reports said Monday. Theunis Botha, 51, a professional hunter who specialised in hunting with hounds, died on Friday in western Zimbabwe. One elephant lifted Botha up with her trunk, and a fellow hunter shot the animal dead, the News24 website said.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticized President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal for cuts to domestic programs. Schumer said, “The Trump budget takes a sledgehammer to the middle class and to working-class Americans.”