On Friday, the Obama administration proposed a measure to limit the top speeds of large trucks and buses. The new rule, suggested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, proposes limiting road-going vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds to a top speed of either 60, 65, or 68 miles per hour. Under the proposal, only new trucks and buses would be equipped with the speed limiters, with the vehicle operators being responsible for setting the devices at or below the maximum speed.
Donald Trump will return to Phoenix next week, but campaign staffers now say he won't be delivering a speech outlining his immigration policy there. Campaign officials had confirmed the Aug. 31 immigration speech in Phoenix earlier Wednesday. Trump has been working to soften the harsh tone on immigration that became a hallmark of his primary campaign.
Victoria Martens had big plans to celebrate her 10th birthday. After she returned to her Albuquerque, New Mexico, home from school Wednesday, she was going to indulge in cake, manicures and pedicures with her godmother — the perfect day for a little girl. Instead, police say Victoria endured unspeakable horrors at the hands of her own mother, her mother’s boyfriend and the man’s cousin, who have been charged in connection to her brutal torture and slaying.
Of all the rumors bouncing around the automotive world, perhaps none is quite as perennial as the story that Mazda will resurrect the rotary-powered sports car from the grave. According to the report, which comes to us from Japanese website Holiday Auto by way of Autoblog, the new RX-9 will be powered by a 1.6-liter twin-rotor Wankel engine assisted by a turbocharger. The report also states that Mazda engineers are shooting for a curb weight of 1,300 kilograms—a hair less than 2,900 pounds, in imperial units.
Four Iranian attack-boats sped dangerously close to the U.S. destroyer Nitze this week, in a reminder of Iran’s power to disrupt U.S. naval operations in the Strait of Hormuz — the entryway to the Persian Gulf, a strategic waterway through which more oil passes than at any other maritime chokepoint. Video footage shows the vessels swarm in a serpentine formation toward the much larger U.S. craft. The ships belonged to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which maintains its own navy in parallel to that of the regular armed forces.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey aims to clear its borders of Islamic State and other militant groups to prevent a new flow of migrants and will continue operations until the nation's security is guaranteed, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday.
Nearly 1,000 people have been killed by police or vigilantes in the Philippines as President Rodrigo Duterte ramps up his campaign against illegal drugs. Duterte has publicly named hundreds of politicians, military and police personnel, and other influential
ABC News' Geneva Sands reports from the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. where the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary by hosting a naturalization ceremony. Fans packed here I'm an actor. Just wrapped up actors. Ariel. In late
The United Nations called on Thursday for the creation of an independent international body to investigate an array of serious violations in war-torn Yemen. In a new report, the UN laid out a long line of allegations of grave human rights abuses by all sides in Yemen's bloody conflict, which has left nearly 4,000 civilians dead. "Civilians in Yemen have suffered unbearably over the years from the effects of a number of simultaneous and overlapping armed conflicts," UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said in a statement.
Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument will now span 582,578 square miles near the Northern Hawaiian Islands, the Obama administration announced on Friday. The administration was able to expand the monument, which President George W. Bush first designated in 2006, using Obama's executive authority under the 1906 Antiquities Act. The islands, described as "America's Galapagos," encompass the most intact tropical marine region under U.S. control.
Hillary Clinton defended her family's charitable foundation on Wednesday against criticism from Donald Trump, saying it had provided more transparency than her Republican rival's sprawling business interests. Clinton called into CNN's "AC360" to address Trump's suggestions that the foundation started by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, had been used to facilitate a pay-for-play scheme during her time at the State Department. "What Trump has said is ridiculous.
Strong aftershocks rattled residents and rescue crews alike Friday as hopes began to dim that firefighters would find any more survivors from Italy’s earthquake. Some of hard-hit Amatrice’s crumbled buildings suffered more cracks after the biggest aftershock of the morning struck at 6:28 a.m. The U.S. Geological Service said it had a magnitude of 4.7, while the Italian geophysics institute measured it at 4.8. The aftershock was preceded by more than a dozen weaker ones overnight and was followed by another nine in the subsequent hour — some of the nearly 1,000 aftershocks that have rocked the seismic area of Italy’s central Apennine Mountains in the two days since the original quake Wednesday.
Dion Leonard, an ultra-marathoner who lives in Scotland, fell in love with a little yellow dog he met while tearing across China’s Gobi Desert in a grueling, 155-mile race. After going on a few false alarm visits, Leonard fully expected the latest sighting to be wrong as well.
Three years ago, when Megan Debin was an adjunct art history professor in Los Angeles, she taught four classes at four campuses—but the toughest challenge she faced wasn’t the three or four hours a day she spent navigating gridlock to get to class. With little guidance or professional development, she feared she would be trapped in a world all-too-familiar for part-time professors—struggling to pay bills without much opportunity to land a stable, full-time position. While college and university faculties are becoming more diverse, women and minorities lag far behind in obtaining tenured positions—the jobs with the highest pay, best benefits, and greatest job security in higher education, according to a recent study from TIAA Institute, which conducts research for educational, nonprofit, and public sectors.
Nearly half a million children around Lake Chad face "severe acute malnutrition" due to drought and a seven-year insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, UNICEF said on Thursday. Of the 475,000 deemed at risk, 49,000 in Nigeria's Borno state, Boko Haram's heartland, will die this year if they do not receive treatment, according to the United Nations' child agency, which is appealing for $308 million to cope with the crisis. At the start of 2015, Boko Haram occupied an area the size of Belgium but has since been pushed back over the last 18 months by military assaults by the four countries.
It appears that Ford Police Interceptor sedans have a problem. CBS Detroit reports that more than 88,000 cars and SUVs are affected, including every Ford Police Interceptor sedan built at the Chicago plant between 2013 and 2015. The 2013-2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT are also included.
Indonesian authorities have seized more than 650 critically endangered pangolins found hidden in freezers and arrested a man for allegedly breaking wildlife protection laws, police said Friday. Police discovered the pangolins, known as "scaly anteaters", when they raided a house in Jombang district on the main island of Java after local residents became suspicious about the large number of freezers in the property. A total of 657 pangolins, which are consumed as a luxury dish in China and used in traditional medicine, were found wrapped in plastic and stored in five large freezers, East Java province police spokesman Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono told AFP.
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - A second person has died from injuries sustained when two bombs exploded earlier this week at a hotel in Thailand's southern coastal town of Pattani, officials said on Friday. The attack late on Tuesday at a hotel in Pattani, one of three Muslim-dominated provinces in the country's south, followed a string of bombings and arson attacks across seven provinces in Thailand's central south that killed four people and targeted tourist spots. Police and Thailand's ruling junta have ruled out links between Tuesday's attack and the tourist-town bombings.
Alaska is one of several states that systematically turns the animals killed on its highways – particularly moose – into a food source for its hungry citizens. An adult moose can weigh as much as 1,650 pounds and produce 560 pounds of fresh meat for soup kitchens and others who need the extra protein. If a moose has the misfortune of colliding with a fast-moving semi, Alaska's fridge-cold climate tends to naturally preserve the meat before it is picked up by state troopers, processed, and then delivered to vetted recipients.
Nigel Farage, the divisive politician at the heart of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, on Wednesday threw his support behind Donald Trump's bid to become US president, with a rabble-rousing speech. Farage, the outgoing leader of the UK Independence Party, was instrumental in the surprise Brexit vote that rocked Europe in June, painting the decision as a chance for fed-up Britons to take back control of their country. The parallels are there," Farage told a rally for the upstart Republican nominee in Jackson, Mississippi.
Indian Hindu devotees across the world celebrated the Krishna Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth of Hindu deity Lord Krishna. Also known as Saatam Aatham, Gokulashami or simply Janmashtami, the festival is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna Pasha of the month of Shravana, which, in the Hindu calendar, runs from August until September. Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by fasting, worshipping Lord Krishna and offering prayers at the time he is believed to have been born.
Accidental drug overdoses killed 3,050 people in Ohio last year, an average of eight per day, as deaths blamed on the powerful painkiller fentanyl again rose sharply and pushed the total overdose fatalities to a record high, the state reported Thursday. Naloxone can be dispensed by pharmacists without a prescription under changes made in 2015, and more than 900 pharmacies around the state now offer that.
Five years ago, this Canadian couple buried a time capsule full of their favorite mementos. But when 24-year-old Jennifer Storrar, of Ontario, dug up their time capsule earlier this summer with her boyfriend, she was shocked to find that it also contained
The order came after the Federal Bureau of Investigation gave the department a disc earlier this month containing 14,900 emails to and from Clinton and other documents it said it had recovered that she did not return to the government. Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has been criticized for using an unauthorized private email system run from a server in the basement of her home while she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, a decision she says was wrong and that she regrets. The issue has hung over her campaign for the White House and raised questions among voters about her trustworthiness.
This pup knows exactly how to steal the heart of any human. While out on his daily run, this YouTuber spotted a stray puppy begging for a belly scratch. According the to video's description, the dog was abandoned in a field away from the nearby village