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Jarvis Johnson and Bikers for Trump founder Chris Cox argue outside of President Trump’s rally in Phoenix, Aug. 22, 2017. PHOENIX — Temperatures and tempers ran hot as President Trump prepared to hold a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday evening. Crowds of Trump supporters and protesters feuded in the triple-digit heat outside the event, while many wondered whether the president would launch an attack on his critics inside the Republican Party.
Monday’s total solar eclipse captivated the nation and dominated news coverage, but not every anchor was as delighted, or even interested, as their audience. Megyn Kelly of NBC’s “Today” broached her skepticism of eclipse mania with her fellow panelists, asking, “Is the problem that the eclipse is not actually that exciting and we need to gin it up? Later she advised viewers not to fret if they miss the astronomical event.
Law officers in Steubenville, Ohio, shot and killed Nathaniel “Nate” Richmond on Monday after he ambushed and opened fire on a judge outside the Jefferson County courthouse, seriously injuring him and wounding a bystander. Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr. was airlifted to a hospital in Pittsburgh for emergency surgery and is expected to recover. The unidentified person was treated at a nearby hospital and wasn’t seriously injured.
Fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil “misled the public” about the risks posed by climate change, an analysis of its public and private announcements on the subject by two Harvard University academics has concluded. While the company’s scientists and senior executive largely accepted the scientific consensus that global warming is real and poses significant risks, it spent thousands of dollars on regular advertorials in The New York Times (NYT) and other newspapers, in which it sought to cast doubt on the science. In some cases, the firm, led by the current US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, from 2006 to 2016, even contradicted itself.
Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country's chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations.
Divers have found the remains of some of the 10 sailors who went missing when a US destroyer collided with a tanker off Singapore, the navy said Tuesday, the latest deadly accident involving an American warship. The US Navy has announced a fleet-wide global investigation after the incident Monday involving the USS John S. McCain and the merchant vessel, which left a gaping gash in the destroyer's hull.
The wife of President Trump's treasury secretary hit back at some social media users who chastised her expensive taste in fashion. Read: President Trump Stares at Eclipse Without Glasses, Aide Yells 'Don't Look!' It all started when actress Louise Linton
An estimated 900 stray dogs live in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, many of them likely the descendants of dogs left behind following the mass evacuation of residents in the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear disaster. Volunteers, including veterinarians and radiation experts from around the world, are participating in an initiative called the Dogs of Chernobyl, launched by the nonprofit Clean Futures Fund. Participants capture the dogs, study their radiation exposure, vaccinate them against parasites and diseases including rabies, tag the dogs and release them again into the exclusion zone.
Dozens of people were injured and at least three dead after a powerful typhoon barrelled into Hong Kong and the nearby city of Macao before hitting China on Wednesday, reports said. Thousands were evacuated from their homes in southern China as Typhoon Hato - the worst storm in the region for five years - slammed into the mainland after flooding streets and uprooting trees in Hong Kong. The maximum category 10 storm had forced Hong Kong’s stock market to close and caused at least 400 flights at the city’s airport to be cancelled.
Rachel Maddow shares a new report from the New York Times about the strained relationship between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell and notes that the intensifying Trump Russia investigation may be wearing on Trump.
When William and Amanda Green took their two boys on a weekend outing, they headed for the Zoar Valley Gorge, a rugged area not far from their Buffalo, New York, home that includes waterfalls, forests and cliffs that plunge as much as 40 stories. Police on Monday were still trying to piece together exactly how the tragedy unfolded, though they said it appeared that the parents and Alexander fell about 200 feet (60 meters) down the cliff. "It is a gorge," added Capt. Daniel Richter, a New York state forest ranger.
The 'Great American Eclipse' captivated millions around the world - it was the most-observed and most-photographed eclipse in history. The moon is expected to block out the sun for up to 4 minutes and 33 seconds over Chile and Argentina - far longer than Monday's 'Great American Eclipse', which lasted a little more than two minutes in the path of totality.
Kian Delos Santos, a 17-year-old high school student, was shot to death by police officers last week. According to police officials, Delos Santos was in his hometown of Caloocan city last Tuesday, when he pulled out a gun and opened fire when he saw officers approaching as part of an anti-drug raid. The policemen shot back, fatally.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea and the United States clashed at a U.N. forum on Tuesday over their military intentions towards one another, with Pyongyang's envoy declaring it would "never" put its nuclear deterrent on the negotiating table. Japan, well within reach of North Korea's missiles, said the world must maintain pressure on the reclusive country to rein in its nuclear and missile programs and now was not the time for a resumption of multi-party talks. North Korea has pursued its weapons programs in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions and ignored all calls, including from major ally China, to stop, prompting a bellicose exchange of rhetoric between the North and the United States.
French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo published a provocative front-page cartoon about Islam and the recent terror attacks in Spain on Wednesday, sparking fears that it could encourage Islamophobia. Critics of Charlie Hebdo saw its front-page cartoon as tarring an entire religion, practised by around 1.5 billion people worldwide, by implying it is inherently violent. As the cartoon became one of the top trending topics on Twitter in France -- with more than 15,000 tweets praising or criticising it -- prominent Socialist MP and former minister Stephane Le Foll called it "extremely dangerous".
An Australian man hoping for some good fishing got more than he bargained for Friday when he encountered a massive great white shark circling his boat. James Miller was fishing with his friend Sam Shellabear near Garden Island in Western Australia when the 16-foot great white approached.
As viewers gathered to watch the total solar eclipse cross the sky in the U.S. on Monday, the astronauts on the International Space Station had multiple opportunities to see the moon cover the sun from space. Crew members on Expedition 52 had their cameras outfitted with special filters to allow them to photograph the solar eclipse aboard the station. Because the station orbits the earth every 90 minutes, the astronauts saw partial views of the eclipse three different times, with different levels of coverage each time.
Donald Trump’s Department of the Interior has told the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to stop studying the effects of coal mining on health. A branch of the interior department – the office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement – was funding an inquiry into the potential correlation between increased human health risks and living near surface coal mine sites in Central Appalachia. Coal mining in Central Appalachia, where the committee’s work is focused, includes mountaintop removal in which peaks have been blasted off.
WASHINGTON ― Following President Donald Trump’s primetime address on Monday, which provided little substance on U.S. strategy in a nearly 16-year war in Afghanistan, White House officials went on TV to give full-throated endorsements of Trump briefly staying on message and reading from a teleprompter. “What the American people saw last night was a commander in chief addressing the nation, addressing our troops, and really, addressing the world, with American resolve,” a beaming Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday on “Fox and Friends,” a Trump-friendly program that the president himself frequently watches. Pence echoed the vague platitudes that the president made in his speech, insisting that the U.S. is “in Afghanistan to win” — although, like his boss, Pence did not elaborate on what victory would entail.
In late April, five weeks after losing Gabriel, Rachel says she and Heidi were watching television when the news of his death was broadcast on the local news
“The number of people I saw looking at the sun without protection was very high,” New York eye doctor Jay Wisnicki told Inside Edition. For a very small number of patients, the concern about burning the retina is real and the symptoms include blurry vision, blind spots, color blindness and intense headaches. “People who were calling in today were people who were outside during the eclipse yesterday, some were wearing the appropriate eyewear, some were not,” Dr. Naomi Goldberg, an ophthalmologist at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, told Inside Edition.
An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday, according to a judicial official. The suspect, Mohamed Houli Chemlal, was one of four men taken before Spain's National Court in Madrid to testify about the Islamic cell that attacked pedestrians in Barcelona and the nearby seaside town of Cambrils last week. National Court Judge Fernando Andreu questioned the four about the vehicle attacks as well as the fatal explosion at a bomb-making workshop that police said scuttled the group's plot to carry out a more deadly attack at unspecified Barcelona monuments.
A majority of Americans think Confederate monuments should be preserved in public spaces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, a view that is at odds with efforts in many cities to remove them. It quickly erupted into violence, and a 32-year-old woman was killed after a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters.
Brasília (AFP) - Venezuela's fugitive former top prosecutor resurfaced in Brazil on Wednesday claiming to possess "a lot" of proof of President Nicolas Maduro's corruption and to warn that her life remains in danger. Days after a dramatic escape from chaotic Venezuela, Luisa Ortega, 59, turned up the heat on Maduro, who in turn asked Interpol to put out a "red notice" arrest warrant for his critic. Ortega -- speaking at a crime-fighting conference in the Brazilian capital with representatives from the Latin American regional trading alliance Mercosur -- said Maduro enriched himself in a massive corruption scheme uncovered at Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht.
Jeep hasn't sold a pickup truck since 1992, when the XJ Cherokee-based Comanche went out of production, though Jeep has made many concept pickup trucks to tease us. To say we're excited for the Wrangler pickup would be an understatement, so let's round up everything we think we know about it. Jeep started the Wrangler pickup fever in 2005 with the Gladiator Concept (shown above), but it never reached production.