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President Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, accused Russia on Tuesday of waging “campaigns of subversion” against the United States and its allies. McMaster also announced that Trump would unveil his first formal National Security Strategy on Dec. 18.
It’s Monday morning at 10 a.m., and I’m driving north up California’s famously stunning coastline toward the Thomas fire, the largest and most uncontrolled of five massive wildfires that have brought devastation to Southern California for the past week. New smoke from spot fires still burned on the side of the road of State Route 150.
The influx of these ghost ships onto Japanese land has been taken as a sign of growing desperation in North Korea. The Japanese Coast Guard says that the sea is "subject to great changes’ and can become very dangerous for the fishermen, contributing to the problem.
Rachel Maddow points out that in addition to other factors like African-American turnout and women voters, the Doug Jones campaign itself was well run and a testament to burgeoning Democratic political power in the South.
WASHINGTON ― Even before House and Senate lawmakers held their first official meeting on Wednesday to work out differences between their tax bills, Republican tax writers were touting a tentative deal Wednesday that would likely set up final congressional passage of a compromise GOP proposal next week. Republicans on the conference committee ― a bipartisan panel ostensibly charged with negotiating the compromise ― declined to reveal the details of their final proposal. Senators emerging from a GOP caucus lunch on Wednesday confirmed some details of the compromise ― a 21 percent corporate tax rate and a 37 percent top individual tax rate.
A cooking fire at a homeless camp ignited the wildfire that threatened the affluent Los Angeles neighbourhood of Bel Air, officials have said. “Investigators have determined the fire was caused by an illegal cooking fire at an encampment in a brush area adjacent,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement, adding that no arrests had yet been made in connection with the fire. While not as large as the two other blazes that scorched thousands of acres in Los Angeles County, the Skirball Fire attracted attention as it imperilled upscale homes and the Getty Center, feeding on dry brush in the hills.
NBC News goes into Tal Afar Iraq with a team of weapons researchers as they discover an ISIS arms cache and munitions factory that reveals the terrorists group’s sophisticated weapons program.
Sen. Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that he is "pursuing every legal path" against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual harassment. Several media outlets were shopped a document alleging Schumer wrongdoing and listing allegations by a former Schumer staff aide. The media outlet Axios said it had contacted the former Schumer staffer, who said the charges were untrue and her signature had been forged.
An 8-year-old girl from New Jersey committed suicide over the weekend, and sources close to the investigation are reportedly saying she may have been inspired by a story she saw on social media. Ashawnty Davis, a 10-year-old girl from Colorado, captured national headlines back in November when she reportedly took her own life after a video of her being bullied was shared online. Now prosecutors are looking into whether McCray was copying what she could have read involving Davis' death or if she hung herself in a tragic case of playacting.
WASHINGTON — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez addressed NBA legend Charles Barkley’s critique of his party during a Wednesday press conference call in which he discussed Doug Jones’s upset victory in Alabama’s special Senate election. “We have to earn back the trust of voters.
The women, nine in all, who came forward to say that Senate candidate Roy Moore sought romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers had everything to lose. Moore’s campaign in Alabama even created a “primer” on how to discredit them. “He says it didn’t happen,” Trump told reporters in November.
Sirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a sombre ceremony in Nanjing marking 80 years since the wartime massacre in the city by Japanese troops. "China and Japan are close neighbours, neighbours who can't move away," said Yu Zhengsheng, a former member of China's top Communist leadership who now chairs a parliamentary body.
Nicole Hockley, who lost her son Dylan, and Mark Barden, who lost his son Daniel, helped start Sandy Hook Promise with several other families who lost loved ones in the shooting.
The former vice president spoke with Teen Vogue’s editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth in an interview on Wednesday about how he could have handled the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas differently. Biden has been an outspoken advocate for women for decades: He helped pass the Violence Against Women Act in 1994 and, more recently, created the It’s On Us organization, which focuses on combating sexual violence on college campuses around the country.
A mother has admitted to letting her three-year-old son freeze to death outside her house while she slept off a drug binge. Jamie Basinger pleaded guilty to the involuntary manslaughter of Landyn Melton and he 24-year-old will be expected to serve 36 months of supervised probation and between 19 and 32 months of prison time, after cutting a plea deal with Prosecutors in her home town of Morganton, North Carolina. “She’s going to have a battle, we all are, she told the Morganton News Herald, adding that she still had unanswered questions about the three-year-old's death.
Chinese authorities have collected DNA and other biometric data from the whole population of the volatile western region of Xinjiang, Human Right Watch said on Wednesday, denouncing the campaign as a gross violation of international norms. Hundreds of people have been killed in Xinjiang in the past few years in violence between Uighurs, a mostly Muslim people, and ethnic majority Han Chinese, which Beijing blames on Islamist militants. Police are responsible for collecting pictures, fingerprints, iris scans and household registration information, while health authorities should collect DNA samples and blood type information as part of a "Physicals for All" program, the New York-based group said in a statement, citing government a document.
A Florida mother on Wednesday was convicted for a third time of brutally abusing her toddler before fatally beating the boy who became known as "Baby Lollipops" in a case that riveted Miami decades ago. Jurors found 56-year-old Ana Maria Cardona guilty of murder and aggravated child abuse in the killing of 3-year-old Lazaro Figueroa, whose emaciated body was found hidden in bushes in Miami Beach in November 1990.
A team of researchers, including Stephen Hawking, is investigating whether the first known object from outside the solar system contains the first sign of life beyond our planet. Using the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, scientists with the 100 million dollar research project Breakthrough Listen will observe an asteroid named 'Oumuamua for 10 hours on Wednesday. 'Oumuamua, formally known as 1I/2017 U1, is the first object discovered in the solar system that appears to originate from another star system.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura urged Russia on Wednesday to convince its ally the Syrian government of the need to clinch a peace deal to end the nearly seven-year-old war. De Mistura, speaking on Swiss television station RTS, said failure to make peace quickly through United Nations mediation could lead to "a fragmentation of Syria".
Peter Strzok was dismissed from the Russia investigation when Robert Mueller found out about a series harshly critical text messages about candidate Donald Trump. The messages were made public Tuesday.
As both major political parties hunt for lessons in Alabama’s special Senate election, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., cautioned on Wednesday that Doug Jones’s shock defeat of Roy Moore is a “unique” result that may not apply to the 2018 midterm contest in general. Democrats in Congress are “ecstatic about the results,” but “I don’t think we can take anything to the bank,” she said.
If you thought buying a gift for dad was hard enough, try finding the perfect present for a teen. With something new catching their eye every day, it’s almost impossible to nail down an item that won’t go out of style next week. We know they’re obsessed
It’s not as simple as it looks, folks.People around the world are getting into the festive spirit by attempting to create their own gingerbread houses. But as these photographs that people have been sharing on Twitter show, it doesn’t always go as planned
Until Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Jose Figueroa did brisk business renting kayaks to tourists itching to see a lagoon that lights up by night thanks to millions of microorganisms. "We do not know if we will have any work tonight," Figueroa said.
Known as the Geminid 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. "With August's Perseids obscured by bright moonlight, the Geminids will be the best shower this year," Dr. Bill Cooke in NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office said in a news release. The Geminids are reportedly spawned by pieces of debris from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon.