The president’s chief of staff, a retired general whose son died in combat, takes exception to criticism of how the president handled a call to a Gold Star widow.Attacks 'selfish' lawmaker »
The White House wouldn’t deny on Wednesday that President Trump told the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson that the fallen soldier “knew what he signed up for” — but it was willing to accuse the Florida congresswoman who brought it to America’s attention of politicizing the exchange. “I think it is appalling what the congresswoman has done and the way that she has politicized this issue,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Wednesday afternoon. On Tuesday afternoon, Trump spoke on the phone with Johnson’s pregnant widow, Myeshia Johnson, and the families of the three other Green Berets killed in an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4.
The FBI, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, recovered 84 children and arrested 120 suspected traffickers as part of a nationwide initiative to clamp down on the sex trafficking of minors. The staging grounds included hotels, casinos, truck stops, street corners and online, the FBI said. The baby was rescued in Denver, where she and a 5-year-old girl were being offered to an undercover officer in exchange for $600.
Sessions, appearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a Justice Department oversight hearing, said he could not speak about certain communications he had with Trump earlier this year because the president had not yet decided whether he would invoke executive privilege. Trump’s firing of Comey is part of the special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, which is being conducted by former FBI director Robert Mueller.
No matter the flavor, from orange to grape, we have vivid memories of being force-fed a spoonful, only to quickly chase it down with a glass of milk or a treat. England's Helena Lee was trying to feed her newborn Calpol when she remembered reading about this trick -- all you need is a bottle and syringe.
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.
“You being shot in the leg saved so many people’s lives,” said Ellen DeGeneres, Wednesday, to the Mandalay hotel security guard who was allegedly the first to confront Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock.
Richard Spencer definitely did not receive a warm or sunny welcome from the University of Florida. On Thursday, massive crowds gathered to protest the white nationalist and alt-right founder's visit to campus. As he attempted to give a speech on his
It may only be October, but Starbucks is already on their Christmas game. With only two months until the holiday season, the mega-popular coffee chain has seemingly already perfected their limited-time holiday cups. Granted, they did come out with the pumpkin spice latte right after labor day -- so this holiday reveal isn't quite so premature.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influential figure in Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party and seen as a potential successor to her husband, is nicknamed "Gucci Grace" for her reputed dedication to shopping. The Herald, a government-controlled newspaper, reported that Grace was suing businessman Jamal Hamed after a deal to have Hamed supply the First Lady with a diamond ring turned sour.
Islamic State militants have lost almost their entire so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria, but that doesn’t mean the United States will be withdrawing thousands of troops sent to fight the terrorists. Despite conquering the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa and kicking it out of nearly all of Iraq, commanders are scarred by what happened after the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, which ultimately led the newly-trained Iraqi army to melt away in front of a few hundred militant fighters just three years later.
“I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning, and brokenhearted, at [what] a member of Congress was doing,” Kelly said during a press briefing at the White House, referring to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.). “It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation. Kelly called Wilson’s behavior “selfish” and indicated she had eroded the standards of decency in America.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Tuesday painted a dire picture of his relationship with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, saying it’s worse than it was with Obama-era Defense Secretary Ash Carter. “I had a better working relationship, back and forth, with Ash Carter than I do with an old friend of 20 years,” McCain said, referring to Mattis.
The woman who suffered a horrific beating at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, the former MMA star known as "War Machine," is talking about the near-deadly nightmare that left her viciously battered and bloody. “I was in extreme, excruciating physical pain,” Christy Mack, 26, told Inside Edition about the 2014 incident when her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Jonathan Koppenhaver — aka War Machine — beat her. It all started when War Machine came to her Las Vegas house unannounced one night and became enraged when he found her in bed with another man, businessman Corey Thomas.
Lulu the black Labrador wasn’t cut out for a career as a bomb sniffer dog. “All dogs, just like most human students, have good days and bad days when learning something new,” the CIA wrote on its website. “But for some dogs, like Lulu, it becomes clear that the issue isn’t temporary.
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.
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.
The widow of a man killed in a workplace shooting in Maryland said Thursday that her husband was so concerned about the gunman's explosive temper that he brought it up in church prayer sessions. Police said Radee Prince walked into work at Advanced Granite Solutions and shot five co-workers. Tudev's widow, Gerelmaa Dolgorsuren, told The Associated Press that her husband had described Prince's volatile temper several times.
An American woman who was recently rescued along with her husband and children after being held hostage by the Taliban was rushed to the hospital. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.
A senior Syrian commander and one of President Bashar al-Assad’s most trusted generals has been killed during an operation against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). Brig Gen Issam Zahreddine, a field commander in the elite Republican Guard
Southwest Airlines on Wednesday celebrated its first “unmanned” flight on the company’s new fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. The flight staff took a photo of themselves after realizing that the day’s shift was made up of all women, a Southwest spokeswoman told HuffPost in an email.
The father of a soldier who died in Afghanistan was promised $25,000 (£18,940) and fundraising support by Donald Trump, but has recently said that no support has materialised. Chris Baldrige, the father of 22 year old Army Corporal Dillon Baldridge, who was killed on duty in Afghanistan in June, told The Washington Post on Wednesday he had a fifteen minute phone call with the President a few weeks after his son’s death. During his conversation, Mr Baldridge told President Trump he was concerned that his ex-wife would receive the entirety of the $100,000 gratuity the Pentagon awards to named beneficiaries of deceased soldiers.
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a stern warning to Taiwan Wednesday, saying that Beijing has the will and power to thwart any attempts at independence. Addressing a twice-a-decade gathering of the Communist Party in Beijing, Xi warned that China has "the resolve, the confidence, and the ability to defeat separatist attempts for Taiwan independence in any form". "We will never allow anyone, any organisation, or any political party, at any time or in any form, to separate any part of Chinese territory from China," he said.
A Georgia doctor claims that Delta Air Lines prevented her from singing the national anthem to honor a slain soldier whose casket was on her plane. Pamela Gaudry, an obstetrician in Savannah, said the incident happened last weekend on a flight from Philadelphia
Billy Joel will soon have three Uptown Girls to worry about! The iconic artist, 68, unexpectedly shared with the Belfast Telegraph that he and his wife are expecting their second child. He wed Alexis Roderick, 35, in July 2015, and she gave birth to their
Today marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most controversial land deals in American history: the Alaska Purchase or Seward's Folly. On October 18, 1867, the United States took possession of Alaska from Russia under the terms of a formal land transfer, in a ceremony in the town of Sitka. In today’s popular culture, William Seward is best known for his association with Abraham Lincoln.