Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was tired of getting questions about his comments that the election is “rigged” when she spoke to reporters in the spin room at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Wednesday night. “Is this the only question there’s going to be?” Conway said when Yahoo News asked her about his comments. Trump, who is running behind his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in the polls, has repeatedly suggested that the vote could be rigged in recent appearances on the campaign trail.
A Gallup poll released Wednesday showed that support for making marijuana legal in the United States has reached 60 percent — higher than it has ever been since Gallup first started asking this question in 1969, when only 12 percent of Americans supported legalization. A majority of Americans supported legalization for the first time in 2013, after Washington and Colorado legalized the drug for recreational use. During the past decade, support for legalization has increased in most subgroups, but it is still much higher among people between ages 18 and 34 (77 percent), Democrats (67 percent) and independents (70 percent) than people 55 or older (45 percent) and Republicans (42 percent).
Authorities identified the suspect Thursday in the shooting of a deputy killed while responding to a family disturbance call in Northern California a day earlier —becoming the state's fourth law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty over the last two weeks. Modoc County sheriff's Deputy Jack Hopkins, 31, was fatally shot Wednesday morning after deputies were called to a rural area near the Oregon border. Hopkins entered the property of Jack Lee Breiner, 47, south of Alturas, California, to investigate the call and, according to a preliminary investigation, was shot by Breiner and instantly died, the Modoc County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
Scientists in Tennessee have accidentally discovered a method to convert carbon dioxide, one of the most serious causes of climate change, into ethanol for use as a fuel for internal-combustion motors. “We discovered somewhat by accident that this material worked,” said Adam Rondinone, an author on the research group's study journal, in a press release. Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that by putting copper and carbon together to create nanospikes on silicon, exposing the matter to carbon dioxide dissolved in water, and electrifying it, the solution was transformed into a surprisingly-highly-concentrated blend of ethanol.
The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates discuss their views on Americans' right to bear arms.
According to a new study, funded by Google and conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, American drivers tend to underreport accidents by a rather drastic margin. Furthering their case that American drivers crash more than they admit to, the team cited a federal study in which thousands of drivers agreed to give researchers access to in-car camera footage from their vehicles. In California, for example, every accident involving a self-driving car must be reported, as Google has come to know rather well; in addition, the extreme interest in autonomous vehicle safety means plenty of attention is paid to any accident.
While the death sentence serves as proof to some that even the ruling elites are subject to Saudi Arabian law, which is based on Islamic holy texts, the punishment is also part of a surge in executions that international human rights groups have condemned. Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabeer, one of the royal family's estimated thousands of members, pleaded guilty to shooting a fellow Saudi man following a brawl, the ministry of the interior said. Recommended: How much do you know about Saudi Arabia?
Somali security agents have detained a British journalist working for television network Al Jazeera together with his cameraman and their driver and fixer, the Qatari channel said on Wednesday. Security forces and officials in Somalia frequently detain or threaten journalists whose coverage has offended them. The Doha-based satellite network said Hamza Mohamed and his crew were arrested on Tuesday afternoon in the capital Mogadishu and that they had been in Somalia for a week on a reporting assignment.
Abu Youssef is tired. The catch is that the offer comes from Israel, and Palestinian leaders and those concerned with Israeli settlement building are vehemently opposed. Any move, even if the 50 families who live in the tiny community of Wadi Abu Hindi agreed to it, would violate international law and could be disastrous for the Palestinian cause, they say.
Jihadist leaders are fleeing Mosul, a top US general in the coalition battling the Islamic State group said Wednesday as Iraqi forces closed in on the northern city. Mosul was where IS supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his "caliphate" two years ago but is now the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. In the biggest Iraqi military operation in years, forces have retaken dozens of villages, mostly south and east of Mosul, and are planning multiple assaults for Thursday.
"Our declaration that all men are created equal was penned by Thomas Jefferson, and it was a concept shared by his friend from Florence — Firenze — Filippo Mazzei," Obama said. Before nearly 400 guests — including Mario Andretti, Giorgio Armani, John Turturro and Gwen Stefani — Obama praised the "spirit" of Italian-Americans.
NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends were cleared Wednesday in a $21.5 million lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. Jurors in Los Angeles federal court reached the verdict in less than four hours after concluding there was a lack of evidence to support the woman's claims and dismissing her account as unbelievable. Rose remained stoic as the verdict was read and later thanked jurors and posed for photos with them in the lobby, draping his left arm around each one who wanted a souvenir of the Knicks point guard as one of his lawyers snapped photos on their phones.
Today on Drive Wire: The Audi R8 could be marked for death, as a result of cost-cutting measures in the wake of the Dieselgate scandal. Citing a report from German magazine Der Spiegel, Britain’s Autocar is claiming that the R8 may be killed off as Audi’s parent company, the Volkswagen Group, looks for ways to cut down on spending as it simultaneously pays off diesel emissions cheating-related settlements and pushes deeply into electric vehicles and futuristic mobility. The loss of its iconic supercar isn’t the only big cut Audi may be facing.
Hurricane Matthew left a trail of devastation across Haiti earlier this month after the Category 4 storm flattened houses, flooded streets and killed hundreds of people. New satellite images from NASA's Earth Observatory and DigitalGlobe show the extent
If you're shopping for a smartwatch, there's little reason to pick the recently launched Apple Watch Series 1 over the original model introduced in 2014. Apple announced a new lineup of smartwatches in September, alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and wireless headphones. The flagship watch is the Series 2 Apple Watch, which starts at $350 and has built-in GPS capabilities and swimproof construction.
As it turned out — ironically or not — it took a man to do it for her: Donald Trump. Within the week, Clinton was leading Trump among female voters by about 20 points, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Among the women for whom the hot-mic tape prompted a turn away from Trump are married white women who typically vote Republican.
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - A U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts blasted off from Kazakhstan on Wednesday for a two-day journey to the International Space Station. The Soyuz space ship carrying NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Russians
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.
A Philippine police van on Wednesday rammed and ran over baton-wielding protesters outside the US embassy in Manila. Police used tear gas and truncheons to try to disperse hundreds of people who had gathered in support of President Rodrigo Duterte's recent comments that he wanted to loosen his nation's alliance with the United States. A total of 23 protesters were arrested, said Chief Inspector Arsenio Riparip, one of the officers overseeing the incident.
By David Brunnstrom and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to step up military and diplomatic efforts to counter North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, saying they posed a "grave" security threat following repeated tests this year. After talks in Washington between their foreign and defense ministers, the countries said they had agreed to set up a high-level Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group to leverage "the full breadth of national power – including diplomacy, information, military coordination, and economic elements" in the face of the North Korean threat. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States would do "whatever is necessary" to defend itself, South Korea and other allies against North Korea.
National wildlife refuge occupier Ryan Bundy twice referenced the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during his closing argument Wednesday, and he told jurors to "stand for freedom" and find him not guilty. Bundy, 43, is among seven defendants being tried on a charge of conspiring to impede federal workers from doing their jobs during last winter's occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Thursday, capping a six-week trial.
"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere," Linus explains in the "Peanuts" Halloween special, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and it seems like more than 90 farms coast-to-coast have been vying for the title all October long. The "Peanuts"-themed mazes, decorating farms from four to 40 acres, will be carved out by Utah corn maze design company, The MaiZE, and will feature slogans like "Welcome Great Pumpkin," or "Snoopy 4 Prez".
Scientists working at MIT's Alcator C-Mod experimental fusion reactor have broken the world record for fusion pressure. Nuclear fusion power has long been sought as an alternative to current energy sources, but the extreme conditions required for it to work have made efficient fusion power impossible to obtain. Fusion reactions are the power source that fuels the Sun, and the only way fusion power can reliably work is in high-pressure and high-temperature environments like the Sun's core.
Clever detective work involving research on both ancient DNA and cave paintings from the last ice age has revealed a previously unknown species of hybrid bison, according to a new study. Researchers initially nicknamed the newfound bison the "Higgs Bison," because, just like the once-elusive subatomic particle known as the Higgs Boson, the bison's very existence had never been confirmed, and it took about 15 years to piece together data that proved its existence. But now, thanks to ancient DNA from the creatures' bones, researchers know that the mysterious bison was a hybrid animal that originated more than 120,000 years ago, when the extinct aurochs (the ancestor of modern cattle) and the ice-age steppe bison got together, the researchers said.
A German police officer died on Thursday of gunshot injuries sustained in a raid against a member of the shadowy far-right group "Citizens of the Reich", authorities said. Police in the southern state of Bavaria said "the critically injured officer died in the early morning hours in hospital" after the standoff on Wednesday. The 49-year-old gunman belonging to the so-called Reichsbuerger movement, identified only as Wolfgang P., was also slightly injured in the struggle with officers in the town of Georgensmuend and taken into custody.