Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort may have served as a "back channel" to Russians intent on meddling in the election, a Justice Department lawyer says.Prosecutors eye money trail »
Former President George W. Bush said on Monday that he has “always felt” the United States should be tough in countering Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression. “He’s a very smart tactician,” Bush said in an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “He is a very aggressive person who wants to reinstate Soviet influence,” Bush continued.
A Southwest Airlines pilot is being hailed as a hero after she made an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday after one of the jet's engines apparently exploded. Former Navy pilot Tammie Jo Shults remained calm as she safely brought down Flight 1380, which was heading from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Dallas, after the Boeing 737-700 began experiencing severe engine issues. "Southwest 1380, we're single engine," Shults can be heard telling air traffic control in a recording of her call for help.
A lawyer representing relatives of an unarmed black man killed in a hail of police bullets in a California Walmart parking lot accuses officers of profiling, stalking and unjustifiably shooting him. Diante “Butchie” Yarber, 26, who had been driving his cousin and friends to a Walmart in Barstow, died when police fired what witnesses told The Guardian sounded like more than 30 bullets. “They saw a car full of black people sitting in front of a Walmart, and they decided that was suspicious,” Lee Merritt, an attorney representing Yarber’s family, told the paper.
Robert E. Smith, a director of Sinclair since 1986, donated $5,400 to Gianforte’s campaign last month, and the same amount last year, according to The Guardian, whose reporter, Ben Jacobs, was attacked by Gianforte.
More than 340 people have been airlifted to safety after nearly 30 inches of rain hit the Hawaiian island of Kauai, with another storm on its way.
An airman in the Tennessee National Guard has been removed from her position and is facing administrative actions after she appeared to use a dinosaur hand puppet to take her re-enlistment oath. Master Sgt. Robin Brown, a senior noncommissioned officer with the Tennessee Joint Public Affairs Office, appeared to re-enlist Friday for the Guard by holding a dinosaur puppet in her right hand as she took the oath, according to WKRN-TV. The video of the oath has been viewed more than 2 million times, according to Stars & Stripes.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Wednesday that he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram, shifting instead to domestic services. President Hassan Rouhani quickly followed suit, announcing that he too was giving up Telegram shortly after issuing a directive banning the government and administration workers from using foreign messenger apps to communicate, according to the official IRNA news agency. The announcements came as rumours continued that Iran would soon block Telegram, built by Russian tech guru Pavel Durov and the most popular social media service in the country with some 40 million users -- roughly half the population.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt flew in coach-class seats on at least two trips home to Oklahoma when taxpayers weren't footing the bill, despite claims he needed to travel in first class at government expense because of security threats. Copies of Pruitt's official schedule released this week following a public records request show flights made in August and October to Tulsa on Southwest Airlines, a budget carrier that doesn't offer premium-class seats. The Associated Press reported earlier this month that an EPA official said the administrator sat in coach on personal flights to watch college football games using a companion pass obtained with frequent flyer miles accrued by Ken Wagner, a former law partner Pruitt hired as one of his senior advisers at EPA.
Rob, 34, and Joli Switzer, 33, from Maryland, embark on a minimum of four international holidays per year to ensure that they get their unique dip-kiss photograph. Having embraced at landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai and the Disney castle in Florida, the couple have ticked off a lot on their bucket list.
Three workers at a New Jersey gym have been fired after they allegedly kicked out two black men and called the police on them.
As Daryl Cates well knows, farming requires a mix of luck and faith. The 62-year-old has spent most of his life working the dark, rich soil of his family’s farm here a little over a mile east of the Mississippi River, in rural southern Illinois. For four generations, the Cates family survived the whims of Mother Nature, from epic drought to the “great flood” of 1993, when the rain-swollen Mississippi burst its banks and destroyed thousands of acres of farmland here.
Joseph Hunter, a onetime sergeant from Kentucky with a Special Forces background, Adam Samia and Carl David Stillwell were found guilty of murder-for-hire and other charges. All three had denied they planned the 2012 execution-style hit — a case that’s provided an inside glimpse into the secret fraternity of private mercenaries willing to kill in cold blood for cash.
The two black men arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia last week while waiting for a friend spoke out publicly for the first time Thursday, revealing the store manager called 911 two minutes after they arrived. Nelson said he “left it at that” and joined Robinson at a table to wait for their friend to arrive for their scheduled 4:45 p.m. business meeting.
The fuel economy numbers are in, and Ford says these are best in class. Ever since Ford revealed the technical specifications of the diesel-powered F-150 back in January the Blue Oval said that it would do 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Fast forward to present day, Ford is happy to report its Power Stroke workhorse can achieve an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 22 mpg city for a combined 25 mpg.
Tennessee’s Republican-controlled House on Tuesday retaliated against Memphis for removing two Confederate monuments by withholding $250,000 previously earmarked for the city’s 2019 bicentennial celebration. In a largely party-line vote, only five Republicans joined 22 Democrats in opposing the measure.
As other Southwest passengers witnessed the horrific final moments of a New Mexico mother who was killed after a jet engine explosion, some of them believed they'd be next. As they watched, some of Riordan's fellow flyers prepared to die. "I made a lot of my time trying to articulate what I wanted my final words to be," passenger Matt Tranchin said.
Pope Francis made a fresh plea on Wednesday against a British court ruling that authorises doctors to turn off a terminally ill British toddler's life-support. Alfie Evans, 23 months old, has been in a coma for over a year and needs a ventilator to keep him breathing due to a rare degenerative neurological condition. The parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, attended the pope's weekly general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday.
Britain's broadcast regulator says it has launched seven new investigations into the impartiality of Russian state-owned TV channel RT, saying it has seen a rise in potential breaches of its code since the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Regulator Ofcom said it would assess whether RT owner TV Novosti is "fit and proper" to hold a British broadcast license. Britain says Russia poisoned the Skripals with a military-grade nerve agent on March 4.
Watch the entire segment above Fox News host Laura Ingraham cut off a guest who taunted her about the boycott that prompted some two dozen advertisers to ditch “The Ingraham Angle.” “Where’s your sponsors? David Hogg got rid of half of them,” said Enrique
A prominent Republican senator says that any of his colleagues who are not conflicted over the presidency of Donald Trump are “comatose” or "blind". Bob Corker — who has been a sharp critic of Mr Trump at times, and has described his relationship with the president as “very warm” at others — made the comment during a breakfast Wednesday hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “Any Republican senator that hasn’t been conflicted over this presidency is either comatose or is pretty useless in their blindness, ok, and we’ve got some of both, of course — not many,” Mr Corker said.
Barbara Bush, the beloved former First Lady who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92, was not one to mince her words. She was widely known not just for her down-to earth wit but also her remarkable dedication to family — her five children nicknamed
A 3-year-old in Indiana accidentally shot her pregnant mother, leaving the woman in a critical but stable condition, local media reported. The child shot Shaneque Thomas, 21, who police said is six weeks pregnant, in the shoulder Tuesday outside a Plato’s Closet thrift store in Merrillville. Police said Menzo Brazier, the victim’s boyfriend and father of her two kids, ages 3 and 1, left his legal 9-millimeter handgun loaded in between the console and his front passenger seat before going in the store, according to Chicago station WFLD.
North Korea has expressed its desire for "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions such as U.S. troops withdrawing from the South first, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday. Moon said big-picture agreements about normalization of relations between the two Koreas and the United States should not be difficult to reach through planned summits between North and South, and between the North and the United States, in a bid to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programs.
I’ve always been fat. Or, more precisely, I’ve always identified as fat.I was a big kid, larger than most of the kids in my classes for certain, but not what someone would call severely overweight. I was tall for my age and “husky,” and that made me different
Audio of the Southwest Airlines incident has emerged, showing how pilot Tammie Jo Shults remained completely calm after an engine exploded and a woman passenger was nearly sucked out of the plane. It is believed that one woman, Jennifer Riordan, died in the initial engine explosion, which sent shrapnel smashing into the Boeing 737-700, but Ms Shults, whose experience includes being one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy, was able to get all the other passengers to safety.