If you’ve ever squirmed through a mean-spirited, ill-advised wedding toast delivered by somebody’s inappropriate drunk uncle, then you’ll have some sense of the feeling in the room at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel Thursday night, where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton attended the annual fundraiser for Catholic charities known as the Al Smith Dinner. The event has become a regular stop near the end of the presidential campaign cycle over the past decade, though its history stretches back more than 70 years. Over time, nominees have been invited or excluded based largely on their relationships with the Catholic Church.
Tesla is working to start up a ride-sharing service called the Tesla Network that will compete against established companies like Uber and Lyft, the company stated on its website. "Please note that using a self-driving Tesla for car sharing and ride hailing for friends and family is fine, but doing so for revenue purposes will only be permissible on the Tesla Network, details of which will be released next year," reads a paragraph on the company's website. From the statement, it appears Tesla may attempt to lock owners out of full autonomy if they are caught using their cars for ride hailing and car-sharing services.
President Rodrigo Duterte's shock "separation" from the United States has thrown Philippine foreign policy into confusion, with the Americans saying they are baffled and some of his top aides contradicting him. The firebrand leader rarely lets a day pass without taunting or abusing the United States but his latest comments, made during a state visit to Beijing, were the strongest signal he wants to torpedo a 70-year alliance in favour of China and Russia. "I announce my separation from the United States," Duterte said Thursday as he paused to soak up the applause from hundreds of Chinese businessmen in the audience.
Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced. Chief Janee Harteau said Friday that an internal investigation found the officers were warranted in using deadly force in the death of the 24-year-old black man. Clark was shot in the head on Nov. 15 in a confrontation with Officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze on the city's north side.
Real Madrid’s superstar soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys an annual salary of $35 million, making him one of the highest paid athletes in the world. Tour Ronaldo’s garages and you’ll find a Bentley Continental GTC, a Bentley GT Speed, a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, a Ferrari 599 GTO, a Ferrari F430, a Porsche 911 Carrera 2S, an Audi R8, an Audi RS6, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, and a Bugatti Veyron. Could Ronaldo have opted for the LP 750-4 SuperVeloce Aventador, with that extra 50 horsepower?
Onlookers gather at the site where a man was killed in a shootout with police in Manila, Philippines; German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives on the second day of the EU summit in Brussels; and newly displaced people wait to receive food supplies at a
Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world's best known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability. The attacks struck Twitter, Paypal, Spotify and other customers of an infrastructure company in New Hampshire called Dyn, which acts as a switchboard for internet traffic. The attackers used hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices that had previously been infected with a malicious code that allowed them to cause outages that began in the Eastern United States and then spread to other parts of the country and Europe.
More than two dozen people were treated for breathing difficulties in a suspected chemical incident that sparked the evacuation of London City Airport Friday, fire and ambulance services said. After a three-hour investigation by police and firefighters in protective clothing, the terminal was declared safe. Police and the fire brigade said they were called just after 4 p.m. (1500GMT) Friday to reports of passengers at the airport feeling unwell.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed on Twitter that the announcement, which was moved from Monday until Wednesday evening, was delayed because the company was rushing to produce a video that would prove the new Autopilot tech actually works. As you can see in the tweets below, Musk said the Tesla in the video would be forced to deal with a "complex urban environment" scenario. Not exactly the stressful metropolis we were expecting based on Musk's tweet.
In the midst of the chaotic lead-up to November's election, a 1993 letter from outgoing President George H.W. Bush to incoming President Bill Clinton has the internet nostalgic for political seasons past. Bush penned the letter on Jan. 20, 1993, the day of Clinton's first inauguration. The letter is from George H.W. Bush’s presidential library.
Ready or not, here it comes: Mercedes-Benz will reveal its pickup truck on October 25th. The truck will be revealed in Sweden at 6:30 p.m. local time, in an event hosted by a who’s who of Daimler bigwigs: Daimler chairman and automobile division head
The head of a Bangladeshi Islamist group accused of staging a deadly siege at a cafe and the killing of several foreigners died while trying to evade arrest earlier this month, security officials said Friday. Abdur Rahman died in hospital on October 8 after jumping from the fifth floor of a building on the outskirts of Dhaka during a raid by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), an elite security unit. The identity of Rahman, who was leader of the Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), was later confirmed through his possessions and by his family, who were shown pictures of his body, the RAB said in a statement.
Three men accused of plotting to bomb Somali immigrants in western Kansas were only preparing to defend themselves in the event of "massive social upheaval" as they accumulated firearms and ammunition, a defense attorney said Friday. The arguments were the first glimpse into the unfolding defense strategy for three men prosecutors say where conspiring to detonate truck bombs at an apartment complex where 120 Somali immigrants live in the meatpacking town of Garden City. Prosecutors contend Stein was the leader of a militia group called The Crusaders, though his attorney, Ed Robinson, denies his client even knows of such a group.
BENGUET, Philippines/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, killed at least 12 people and inundated vast tracts of rice and corn fields, officials in Manila said on Friday, before it took aim at Hong Kong. Eight of the victims were from the Cordillera region, said Ricardo Jalad, chief of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, citing reports the agency received from provincial officials. In Cagayan alone, where the super typhoon made landfall late on Wednesday with destructive 225 kph (140 mph) winds and heavy rain, between 50,000-60,000 hectares of rice fields were flattened and flooded, said the provincial governor Manuel Mamba.
This is the lush, tropical side of Maui, where rain falls hard and guts great canyons through lava flows and sticky red mud. Is this a realistic test for the average workday for Toyota’s hardcore off-roader, the Tacoma TRD PRO? Maui is covered in Tacomas.
Maxx Porter set up a trap for Christopher Waide to get him talking about what happened to Lea Porter. I maintain my innocence, but I would like a lawyer. Reporter: 23yearold Christopher Waide with his buttondown shirt and goatee looks like a geeky college
Hundreds of Filipinos protesting Friday outside the presidential palace burned a mock U.S. flag and asked President Rodrigo Duterte to punish police officers for brutally dispersing an anti-U.S. rally and ramming a van into some of the activists. About 1,000 left-wing protesters, carrying placards that read "U.S. troops out now" marched 3 kilometers (1.8 mile) to the presidential palace in Manila to condemn the violent police action and seek justice for those injured. Protest leader Piya Malayao, who was among those hit by the van in Wednesday's rally at the U.S. Embassy, walked with crutches, her right leg bandaged.
By Philip Pullella CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (Reuters) - It may come as a surprise to most people, but about 40 children were born in the bedroom of the pope at the pontifical summer residence south of Rome. Now that bedroom, which became a makeshift delivery room when the residence housed refugees during World War Two, and the rest of the papal apartments have been opened to the public as part of a museum. The frugal Pope Francis decided not to used the villa - similar to but smaller than some of Europe's royal residences, judging it too luxurious and grandiose.
Venezuela's opposition Friday urged "resistance" after the government blocked its efforts to force a recall vote on President Nicolas Maduro, but vowed peaceful action to keep a political crisis from erupting into violence. "The government wants violence or submission," said Jesus Torrealba, spokesman of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), the center right-dominated opposition coalition. A country under a dictatorship must fight bravely for a vote," he told reporters during a break in the MUD's emergency meetings.
It's a common misconception, but Henrik Fisker’s new electric sedan does not have gullwing doors. Those are butterfly doors, like the ones on the Mclaren F1. The image, which was released on designer-turned-carmaker Henrik Fisker’s official Twitter account on Thursday, depicts a sleek, coupe-like four-door that, to our eyes, vaguely resembles a cross between the Porsche Mission E and the Infiniti Q60. According to Business Insider, Fisker revealed a few additional details about the new car in a letter sent out to select members of the media.
For years, Shanna Niehaus had seen her son Kai attempt to make friends — but to no avail. A photo showing Niehaus sobbing silently behind her son and his dog, named Tornado, was posted to the 4 Paws for Ability Facebook page, where it has been shared thousands of times.
Two workers in Boston were killed when a water main gave way and flooded a deep trench where they were working. The Boston Fire Department recovered the bodies Friday night in the South End neighborhood after several hours of painstaking work. The firefighters were on their knees gently removing dirt with their hands to reach the dead workers.
The ladies of "The View" discuss how the presidential race is difficult to justify to children. Last night's debate and really innocent tied election as men as you would just bring enough solemn. Nasty. And I'm symbol and what does it say to us about
When we heard that Ken Block was dialing up the engine of his all-wheel-drive “Hoonicorn" Ford Mustang to 1,400 horsepower, we figured he had to be up to something interesting. More specifically, it involves Block and his Hoonicorn climbing Pikes Peak. Block released the first teaser for Climbkhana: Pikes Peak, as it’s technically called, yesterday, on the YouTube account of sponsor Toyo Tires.
Bao Bao the female giant panda will leave the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. early next year and move to China under a breeding agreement, officials at the zoo said on Thursday. Three-year-old Bao Bao, who was the first surviving cub born at Smithsonian's National Zoo since 2005, has enchanted zoo visitors and others who watched her via live "panda cam" footage. "She's captured the hearts of people all over the world who watched her grow up ... and she has been an ambassador for conservation," Brandie Smith, associate director of animal care at the zoo, said in a statement.