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.
Hillary Clinton on Thursday laid out a comprehensive critique of Donald Trump’s worldview as full of “racially tinged” conspiracy theories outside of mainstream Republicanism. The speech is part of a sustained effort by the Clinton campaign to delegitimize Trump as unfit for the presidency in the eyes of mainstream voters. Clinton’s speech in Reno, Nev., came about a week after Trump shook up his campaign team and started making direct pitches to black and Latino voters. The Democratic nominee told her supporters that Trump has peddled “a constant stream of bigotry” during his campaign.
An elected sheriff from a rural county in Colorado has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled woman at his home before transporting her to jail, court documents showed on Wednesday. According to the affidavit, Hanna was transporting the woman from the town of Julesburg to a lockup in a neighboring county on Aug. 10 when he took her to his house and asked if she wanted to earn $60. Hanna, 43, who was elected in 2014, was taken into custody on Tuesday after a criminal probe conducted by Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents and district attorney investigators, court records showed.
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.
No serious injuries were reported after multiple tornadoes touched down Wednesday in central Indiana, tearing the roofs off apartment buildings, sending air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cutting power to thousands of people. About a dozen people suffered minor injuries as the tornadoes moved through the area, said State Police spokesman Capt. David Bursten. Most of those injuries were in Howard County and included a resident who was trapped in a home by one of the storms.
Five beachgoers died as Britain sweltered on the hottest day of the year, officials said, bringing to 12 the number of people to have perished in the past week. The bodies of two men were found at Camber Sands, southeast England, hours after three men died after being pulled from the sea.
One week after the U.S. Air Force declared the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter ready for combat, the Pentagon's top weapons tester warned that the aircraft is still fraught with problems and that fully-capable planes might not be available before the deadline that marks the end of development and the beginning of realistic combat testing. The Pentagon's director of operational testing, Michael Gilmore, stated in a memo obtained by Bloomberg that the F-35 is "actually not on a path toward success but instead on a path toward failing to deliver" the plane's full combat capabilities on time. The U.S. Air Force declared the F-35A-the Joint Strike Fighter's land-based variant-Initial Operational Capability (IOC) on August 2nd.
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.
A U.N.-authorized investigation has concluded that both the Assad regime in Syria and the Islamic State have used chemical weapons in Syria in recent years, “the first time that the United Nations has officially assigned blame for the use of outlawed weapons in Syria’s five-and-a-half year conflict,” FP’s Colum Lynch reports. The Syrian government carried out at least two chemical weapons attacks in 2014 and 2015, while ISIS shelled a Syrian village with mustard gas in the summer of 2015, according to the report.
Mylan NV, the embattled manufacturer of EpiPens, said Thursday it would help extreme allergy sufferers meet the costs of the life-saving devices after a five-fold price hike sparked outrage. With a near-monopoly on the manufacture of the epinephrine injectors, Mylan said Thursday it would expand existing programs to defray out-of-pocket costs for many users. Allergy sufferers use the devices for the immediate treatment of life-threatening anaphylactic shocks arising from allergies.
Three people were killed in an attack involving a crossbow in Toronto's East End on Thursday and a man was taken into custody, a police spokesman said. In a related incident, police evacuated a building in the Downtown Core area of the city later in the day due to a suspicious package, Detective Mike Carbone told a news conference. The National Post newspaper reported that the three victims were shot with a crossbow in the garage of a Toronto home and left to bleed out onto the driveway.
As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such catastrophes. A day after the deadly quake killed 250 people, a 4.3 magnitude aftershock sent up plumes of thick gray dust in the hard-hit town of Amatrice. Firefighters and rescue crews using sniffer dogs worked in teams around the hard-hit areas in central Italy, pulling chunks of cement, rock and metal from mounds of rubble where homes once stood.
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.
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
Painkillers containing illegally made fentanyl, a synthetic drug up to 100 times more potent than morphine, are responsible for a surge in overdose deaths in the United States, health authorities said Thursday. Pop legend Prince, who died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl in April, is the latest high-profile victim of the addictive and often-counterfeit pills that are sweeping the nation. A new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found "substantial increases in fatal synthetic opioid–involved overdoses, primarily driven by fentanyl-involved overdose deaths" in multiple states since 2013.
Iran's naval forces will warn or confront any foreign ship entering the country's territorial waters, the Iranian defense minister said Thursday, remarks that came after an incident this week involving a U.S. warship. The semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted Gen. Hosein Dehghan as saying that "if any foreign vessel enters our waters, we warn them, and if it's an invasion, we confront." He added that Iranian boats patrol to monitor traffic and foreign vessels in its territorial waters. Dehghan's comments came after four Iranian small boats sailed near the guided missile destroyer USS Nitze on Wednesday in the Persian Gulf.
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.
A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 13 people were killed and dozens wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on Kabul's outskirts, a government spokesman said. The dead included seven students and one teacher, according to Afghan authorities. Three police officers and two security guards were also killed, the Interior Ministry said.
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.
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.
It was a time of conquest and conversions. Over 250 years, from the 11th century onwards, the rulers of Bagan built more than 10,000 magnificent religious monuments. The stupas, temples and monasteries became the defining emblems of Bagan, the capital of the Pagan (pronounced PUH'-gahn) empire that ruled Myanmar from roughly 1044 to 1287.
It’s called ‘Touch Disease,” and it might be the ultimate fate of almost every iPhone 6. To understand why, we need to rewind about two years and recall when people were whining that the iPhone 6 wasn’t sturdy enough. Apple ultimately took action, but what they didn’t realize at the time was that this meant the innards of the phone would bend as well.
The vice chairman of South Korea's troubled Lotte Group was found dead Friday, police said, in an apparent suicide amid a widening corruption probe into the country's fifth largest business conglomerate. The body of Lee In-Won was found hanging from a tree near a hiking trail in the eastern town of Yangpyeong. A four-page letter -- apparently a suicide note -- was found in his car, expressing loyalty to the group's chairman Shin Dong-Bin and denying allegations that the firm had avoided huge sums of tax and created slush funds.
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.