At his first official press briefing, Spicer faced questions about false statements that both he and the president made over the weekend about the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration ceremony. Spicer touted Trump’s history of having “gone out there and defied the odds over and over and over again.” Accordingly, he said, it was “unbelievably frustrating” and “demoralizing” for his boss to face constant media criticism and doubt.
One day after attending Donald Trump’s inauguration, Hillary Clinton thanked the millions of women who participated in the Women’s March in protest of his presidency. “Thanks for standing, speaking & marching for our values @womensmarch,” Clinton tweeted Saturday. Clinton, who has kept a relatively low public profile since her stunning loss to Trump in the November election, tweeted several messages in support of the demonstrations over the weekend.
UPDATE: 1:50 a.m. EST — The two suspects in the shooting and robbery at a mall in San Antonio, Texas, have been charged with capital murder and two counts of aggravated assault each, San Antonio Police Department said early Monday. The names of the suspects, who were arrested Sunday after they opened fire at a jewelry store in the Rolling Oaks Mall, have have not yet been released. Police in San Antonio, Texas, have arrested a second suspect in a shooting and robbery at a local mall, law enforcement officials said late Sunday.
China last year saw its highest number of births this century, officials said, a baby bump that came after the country relaxed its family planning policies in 2015 to allow more families a second child. The country welcomed 17.86 million new children in 2016, an annual increase of 7.9 percent, with nearly half of the new births occurring in families which already had one child, Yang Wenzhuang, an official from the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), said Sunday.
A severe storm system that spun off apparent tornadoes, pulverized mobile homes and scattered other destruction around the Southeast has claimed at least 18 lives on a two-day assault on the region, authorities said. The severe weather threat was still continuing Sunday night in some parts, extending into South Carolina and north Florida. At least 14 people were killed Sunday in Georgia as the intense, fast-moving storms tore across the state throughout the day, with at least one deadly tornado reported before dawn and violent storms still rumbling after nightfall.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday asked his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli to take action against the network of an exiled cleric he blames for last year's failed coup. The Hizmet movement run by US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, is linked to a network of schools across the world, including in Africa, and the Turkish president is rallying leaders on the continent to help him fight the influence of his longtime rival. "The party that wants to overthrow me isn't only in Turkey... I am convinced that Tanzania will from now on take measures against this terrorist organisation," Erdogan said after meeting Magufuli.
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By Hyunjoo Jin and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd indicated on Monday that its latest flagship Galaxy S smartphone could be delayed as it pledged to enhance product safety following an investigation into the cause of fires in its premium Note 7 devices. Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said procedures had been put in place to avoid a repeat of the fires as the South Korean firm prepares to launch the Galaxy S8, its first premium handset since the Note 7's demise. "Samsung Electronics will be working hard to regain consumer trust." Koh said the Galaxy S8 would not be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona beginning Feb. 27, the traditional forum for Galaxy S series launches.
People who eat hot red chili peppers may be more likely to live longer, a new study suggests. In the study, researchers found that eating these peppers was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of death, particularly from heart problems or stroke, over the 19-year study period. It's unclear "if actually eating chili peppers is what caused the results, or if simply people who eat chili peppers are more likely to engage in overall healthier lifestyle behaviors," said Keith Ayoob, a nutritionist and associate clinical professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, who was not affiliated with the study.
The Trump administration says it is willing to partner with Moscow to combat the Islamic State group. The president has vowed to defeat IS "quickly" when he takes office, though he has not provided specifics on his plans for U.S. military efforts in Iraq and Syria. On Monday the Russian Defense Ministry announced that it had carried out a joint airstrike mission with U.S.-led coalition warplanes against IS in Syria.
By Lamin Jahateh BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's central bank deposits are "intact", a spokesman for President Adama Barrow said on Monday, a day after the new leader had said there was no money left in the state coffers. Barrow said on Sunday that it appeared his exiled predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, had looted state resources after his election defeat. A Barrow adviser later said Jammeh had withdrawn the equivalent of over $11.5 million before he flew out of the country as West African troops were poised to remove him.
Following the march in New York City, protesters left behind thousands of signs around Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower. Many signs left near a construction site were taken home by admirers as souvenirs. One group of placards was made into an art installation
Police searched Monday for a 2-year-old child in Albany, Georgia, who was reported missing as a series of deadly tornadoes tore through the southeastern part of the United States during the weekend. Dougherty County Commission Chairman Christopher Cohilas, told local reporters the mother "reported her 2-year-old child had been swept away during the tornado. The tornadoes destroyed neighborhoods in Mississippi, the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, and southern Georgia.
Penne (Italy) (AFP) - Rescuers recovered three puppies from under the rubble of Italy's avalanche-hit hotel Monday sparking fresh hopes some of the 22 people still missing after five days could be found alive.Firefighter Fabio Jerman said the discovery
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said Monday it would postpone delivery of its long-awaited regional jet by two years, and warned over soaring development costs for the problem-plagued plane. This is the fifth time that the company has pushed back the commercial rollout of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), Japan's first domestically produced passenger plane for over half a century. The decision to move back the first customer delivery to mid-2020 from mid-2018 comes after local media reports said the plane needed more design changes to ensure it was safe.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents in Texas discovered 3,000 pounds of marijuana disguised as watermelons. The agency said it searched a shipment of fresh watermelons on January 17 and discovered the 390 "watermelons" were actually suspected
NASA’s New Horizons space probe has been busy the past few years. After traveling roughly 4.67 billion miles to reach the dwarf planet Pluto’s system in July of 2015, the spacecraft is now moving on to its next target, an object discovered in the Kuiper Belt by the Hubble Space Telescope in June of 2014 and dubbed 2014 MU69. Pluto also lies in the Kuiper Belt, a “distant region surrounds the solar system and is filled with trillions of icy rocks that have yet to be explored,” as Space.com calls it.
Trump Counselor Kellyanne Conway stated today that Trump will not release his tax returns. Trump's breach of promise over the release of his tax returns is even more gratuitous than Clinton concealing her Goldman Sachs transcripts.
After a two-year, $17 million dollar search involving 12 contestants, the U.S. Army has finally picked its first new handgun in 32 years. The Sig Sauer P320 Compact pistol is now the M17 handgun, replacing the M9 Beretta. In 2014, the Army announced a coming competition for a new handgun to replace the M9.
By Ben Blanchard and David Brunnstrom BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it had "irrefutable" sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend "international territories" in the strategic waterway. White House spokesman Sean Spicer in his comments on Monday signaled a sharp departure from years of cautious U.S. handling of China's assertive pursuit of territorial claims in Asia. "The U.S. is going to make sure that we protect our interests there," Spicer said when asked if Trump agreed with comments by his secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson.
Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country. The calls by members of Congress on both sides of the aisle come in response to an Associated Press investigation that found trafficking in hard-to-find food has become big business in Venezuela, with the military at the heart of the graft. Embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro has given the military increasingly broad control over the food supply as shortages have led to widespread malnutrition this year.
Love your job but can't stand your boss? You've got plenty of company, according to Gallup research that shows half of workers in the U.S. have quit a job at some point because they didn't like their supervisor. While some bosses are simply toxic
Hungary was on Sunday mourning 16 people killed when a coach carrying teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed in Italy. The mass of flowers, candles and messages for the victims of Friday's tragedy continued to grow outside the children's school in central Budapest, which is getting ready to welcome students back on Monday. The tragedy occurred when the coach crashed into a bridge pillar on a motorway near the northern Italian city of Verona, then burst into flames.