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Donald Trump fabricated a link between a rise in United Kingdom crime and Islamic terror Friday morning, causing confusion among Brits. Trump is apparently referring to a report released Thursday by the United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics, which indeed cited a 13 percent rise in crime.
A young California couple who vanished during a hiking trip in the desert almost three months ago died in a murder-suicide near a trail, investigators said Friday. Joseph Orbeso, 22, fatally shot his girlfriend, Rachel Nguyen, 20, and then used the gun on himself, according to a statement from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.
Police are offering an $18,000 reward for help finding a man captured on surveillance camera who they believe may be responsible for at least three recent murders.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. ― About five hours before his companion allegedly fired a bullet toward several protesters, and a day before police charged him with attempted homicide, Colton Fears, in an interview with HuffPost, laid out the grievances that had brought him to town. “Basically, I’m just fed up with the fact that I’m cis-gendered, I’m a white male, and I lean right, towards the Republican side,” said Fears, 28, wearing a pin of the 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf of the Waffen-SS. According to the Anti-Defamation League, Colton Fears is the “least active” of the three Texas men charged in Thursday’s shooting, which happened after Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida.
In several days, stargazers will witness the peak of one of the year's best shooting star displays in the United States. Known as the Orionid meteor shower, the celestial event occurs only once a year, and its peak easily makes it one of the most impressive showers on the calendar. The Orionids will peak from Oct. 20-23 during the late evening and early morning hours.
In Port Arthur, Texas, on Sept. 25, Wayne Christopher walks by debris collected after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, which was piled outside the church that he has attended his whole life. Last week, the Washington Post ran an article from Port Arthur, Texas, a Gulf Coast city that is heavily dependent on the oil industry and which was badly flooded this summer by Hurricane Harvey. The reporter found that some Trump voters, confronted with evidence that climate change may pose a risk to environments closer to home than the North Pole, were rethinking their opposition to measures to reduce carbon emissions.
Rachel Maddow shares video of CIA director Mike Pompeo stating falsely that the U.S. intelligence community's assessment is that Russia's meddling did not affect the outcome of the election. The CIA would later walk that statement back.
A cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored. Ames Mayfield, 11, and other members of his den in Broomfield had a question-and-answer session with state Sen. Vicki Marble (R) at an Oct. 9 meeting. Topics raised by the scouts included the border wall, fossil fuels, and former President Barack Obama, according to The Denver Post.
A California mother is speaking out to remind autumn revelers across the country of a common danger that may be lurking in pumpkin patches. Jennifer Velasquez, who lives in San Diego, took to Facebook on October 13 to share a horrifying photo of her leg taken in 2015 after she was bitten by a tick while visiting a pumpkin patch with her family. "After seeing all the cute pictures of families at the pumpkin patches, this is a reminder for everyone," she wrote.
The parents of a U.S. Army specialist killed in Syria in May said Thursday they hadn’t received any acknowledgment from President Trump, despite his claim to have called “virtually” all families of fallen U.S. soldiers. Sheila and Calvin Murphy are the parents of Spc.
This collection of photographs shows an array of amazing and rare white animals. The rarity of the white animal is just one reason these photographs are so magical – however it is the range of animals that really demonstrate the rarity. Some, such as the white elephant, taken by Anatoly Berman, can be seen standing with a completely white body, whereas Alba – the white orangutan, from Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, can be seen with piercing blue eyes.
First-grader Dayvid Pakko was reported missing Monday, after Andrew Henckel, 19, said he woke from a nap to find his nephew had vanished, according to authorities. The child’s body was found the next day, inside a dumpster near the family’s home in Washington state’s Snohomish County, the sheriff’s department said. Henckel had been babysitting the child, who was home sick from school, authorities said.
Georgia state Rep. Betty Price (R) — the wife of Tom Price, who resigned last month as President Donald Trump’s health secretary amid investigations into his frequent use of private planes — wonders if isolating people with HIV would help stop the disease’s spread. Is there an ability, since I would guess that public dollars are expended heavily in prophylaxis and treatment of this condition, so we have a public interest in curtailing the spread?
Rachel Maddow compares the amount of help the Houston area received after Hurricane Harvey and the progress made in recovering from that storm to the comparatively meager response Puerto Rico and the corresponding slow progress there.
A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death Thursday night, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "I hate you."
UNICEF says the children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a "hell on earth" in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. The U.N. children's agency issued a report that documents the plight of children who account for 58 percent of the refugees who have poured into Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, over the last eight weeks. "Many Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh have witnessed atrocities in Myanmar no child should ever see, and all have suffered tremendous loss," UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said in a statement.
A Gold Star father whose son died while serving in Iraq and who became part of the contentious 2016 presidential campaign said President Donald Trump simply can’t comprehend what it means to make the “ultimate sacrifice” for his country. Khizr Khan spoke to HuffPost Thursday following a series of controversies surrounding Trump after the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger. Along with reportedly telling the widow of one of those who perished that her husband knew “what he signed up for,” Trump falsely claimed that previous presidents didn’t call families of fallen service members.
Grab a pair of binoculars and your lamest jokes because Uranus will be visible to the naked eye on Thursday night. This combined with tonight's dim, waning crescent moon will make Uranus appear much brighter than any other time of the year. Uranus will begin to rise in the sky during sunset on October 19 and will appear directly overhead around midnight.
Barack Obama is a well-liked former president, ex-senator, doting father, devoted husband and—still—one of the most powerful people in the world. Emory University in Atlanta announced Thursday that it had obtained nine letters Obama sent between 1982 and 1984 for its Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. With the acquisition, members of the public can finally see and study messages Obama sent to Alexandra McNear, whom he dated before he met his now-wife, according to The New York Times. They can also read some solid gossip.
Conway’s comments were in defense of Trump’s phone call to Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson. Trump told her that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” according to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), who listened to the phone call with Johnson and later accused Trump of insensitivity. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday at a news conference that he was “stunned” and “brokenhearted” when he learned of Wilson’s criticism. “It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation.
Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation.
Sweet Dixie Kitchen, a highly-rated brunch spot in Long Beach, California, is taking heat after a Yelp reviewer outed them for using Popeyes fried chicken in their dishes. Local blog FoodBeast first posted the news after spotting a review from Yelp user Tyler H. “Before my friends and I got seated we saw them quickly bring in two large boxes of Popeyes to the kitchen,” Tyler wrote last week.
Two aggressive wild boars attacked and injured several people in the small German town of Heide on Friday morning, tearing through the town centre in a rampage which lasted for hours. Four people were injured, and one man’s fingertip was torn off, according to police reports. The boars tore through the streets and ran through the market square, before making their way into a local bank branch, according to police, who issued a warning at around 9am urging people to avoid the town centre and to stay in their houses or in shops.
A former guard at the Majdanek death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has been charged in Germany with being an accessory to murder for allegedly serving there during a period when at least 17,000 Jews were killed, prosecutors said Friday. The 96-year-old Frankfurt resident, whose name wasn't released under German privacy regulations, is alleged to have served at the death camp near the Polish city of Lublin between August 1943 and January 1944. Frankfurt prosecutors allege the man worked as a perimeter guard and in the camp's guard towers as a 22-year-old member of the SS's Death's Head division.