The superintendent for the Wyoming school district that one of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees recently cited during her confirmation hearing said that despite what you may have heard, there are no guns in the building. Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick for education secretary, declined to say that guns have no place in schools during her Tuesday hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. During a tense exchange with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., DeVos brought up Wapiti Elementary School in rural Wyoming as an example of a place that would need to have firearms in the building to protect against grizzly bears.
On Friday morning during the traditional welcoming to the White House of the incoming president and first lady by the outgoing president and first lady before the inauguration, Melania Trump presented Michelle Obama with a gift from Tiffany & Co. in the company’s signature robin’s-egg-blue box and white satin ribbon. Melania Trump brought a gift from Tiffany & Co. to the White House on Inauguration Day.
The nighttime aerial video shows Markeith Loyd crawling across the front yard of a home before he's surrounded by police. Police Chief John Mina acknowledged that Loyd was kicked during his arrest Tuesday, but said that's because he was resisting the officers' orders. Loyd later appeared with both eyes swollen shut and blood oozing from his mouth.
A bipartisan bread-breaking between congressmen after the inaugural address was notable for the absence of several prominent Democrats. Sit down and break bread at least for an hour saddle. Let's not forget that a third of the Democrats in the US House of Representatives are boycotting.
The United States was founded in opposition to monarchs, whose coronations are quasi-religious ceremonies heavy on jewels, crowns, robes and scepters.A president, chosen by the people, from among the people, requires no props other than a plain English
A woman and four children were pulled alive Friday from the ruins of an Italian hotel and five other survivors were located under the snow, two days after the building was buried under an avalanche. The rescues mean all four children known to have been in the Rigopiano hotel when it was hit by a wall of snow on Wednesday have been saved. Giampiero Parete had feared the worst after he avoided being swamped by the avalanche because he had gone to the family car to get his wife's headache tablets.
On his last day as vice president, Joe Biden briefly revived a tradition he had followed faithfully as a U.S. senator for Delaware: He rode the commuter train home from Washington. Marching band members and alumni from Biden's alma mater, the University of Delaware, joined scores of uniformed Delaware National Guard troops, schoolchildren and hundreds of other well-wishers to greet the Bidens at a celebration on Wilmington's riverfront, a stone's throw from the Amtrak station that bears his name.
Back in 2015, the U.S. Army partnered with with Mallory Aeronautics with the hope of building a hoverbike, a rectangular prop-powered flying device that could someday theoretically carry both supplies and troops. You'll note that, despite the JTARV's elongated shape that would definitely accommodate a human rider, officials make no mention of that use-case, preferring instead to discuss it as an riderless supply drone. Of course this was coming from an independent contractor, not the Army itself.
Turkey edged closer to adopting a constitutional bill extending President Tayyip Erdogan's powers overnight, with parliament approving four more articles of a reform which opponents see as a step towards an authoritarian state. Erdogan, who could rule the European Union candidate country until 2029 if the legislation is passed, says it will provide stability at a time of turmoil and prevent a return to the fragile coalitions of the past. During the evening debate an independent lawmaker, Aylin Nazliaka, handcuffed herself to the podium in protest against the stronger presidency, triggering a scuffle between MPs of the ruling AK Party and opposition parties.
Rick Perry, the former Governor of Texas was spotted attempting to blow bubbles with his gum during Rabbi Marvin Hier's reading at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump's official inauguration cups are essentially red
More than 80 Islamic State jihadists were killed in a US aerial blitz on training camps in Libya, including fighters involved in plotting attacks in Europe, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday. The Pentagon made the highly unusual decision to conduct the air strikes with a pair of B-2 stealth bombers that flew to North Africa on a 34-hour mission from their base in Missouri in America's Midwest. The last time the distinctive, bat-shaped planes were used in Libya was in 2011 during the mission that led to the ouster of longtime leader Moamer Kadhafi.
A suspected thief accused of stealing a bucket filled with $1.6 million in gold flakes off an armored truck in New York City has been apprehended in Ecuador. After a search that spanned thousands of miles across two continents over the course of months, authorities arrested Julio Nivelo Thursday. After surveillance video allegedly first captured Nivelo walking away with an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes in September, authorities followed a trail from the Big Apple to Orlando then California until they finally made their way to Nivelo's native country.
A University of Missouri-Kansas City student has been missing since Sunday following an early morning text to a friend about being pulled over by the police, the Kansas City Star reported. Anderson, 20, was talking about being pulled over by a North Kansas City police officer for making an unsafe lane change. You pretty much always know where she’s at,” Toni’s mother Liz Anderson told local news outlet KSHB Kansas City.
President Barack Obama is staffing up for his life and work as former president. Obama has selected White House principal deputy press secretary Eric Schulz to be a senior adviser. Schultz is starting his own public affairs practice but will focus on managing Obama's transition to ex-president.
Many firefighters were killed and others missing under the rubble after the Iranian capital's oldest high-rise building collapsed Thursday following a blaze, officials said. Rescue workers, soldiers and sniffer dogs were desperately hunting for survivors in the debris of the 15-storey Plasco building, which contained a shopping centre and hundreds of clothing suppliers. The capital's mayor, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, rowed back on an earlier statement that "more than 20" firefighters were known to have died.
Mark Zuckerberg, in addition to controlling this little website called Facebook, owns a massive compound in Hawaii. In Hawaii, which often sees people residing on or having a claim to land but having no paperwork, “quiet title” law is generally used to settle land disputes. Without this action, Zuckerberg would, in theory, have to let whoever owned the land onto his 700-acre estate.
When Samsung's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 smartphone began catching fire in the hands of users, most folks chalked it up to a faulty battery. The Korean tech giant plans to divulge exactly what went wrong with its fiery phablet at a special press conference on Monday (Jan. 23), though a new report may already have given us the answer. Citing "people familiar with the matter," The Wall Street Journal reports that the Note 7 explosions were due to a mix of some batteries being irregularly sized and others having manufacturing issues.
(Reuters) - Lawyers for a convicted killer are calling for an investigation into his Wednesday night execution in Virginia, saying a delay in the process suggested he underwent "pain and suffering inconsistent with his constitutional rights."
As hundreds of thousands of women head to Washington, D.C. ahead of Saturday's Women's March, shows of solidarity are making the rounds on the internet. Twitter user @FlorBlake shared a clip from her Spirit Airlines flight to Baltimore, where a flight attendant on board offered a show of solidarity for passengers headed to the march. SEE ALSO: How to get involved with the Women's March on Washington if you're not in D.C.
The death toll from a botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for displaced people has risen to 90, and could climb as high as 170, Doctors Without Borders said on Friday. Meanwhile, security sources said Boko Haram fighters launched an attack on the town in the far north of Borno state on Thursday evening that left at least 14 Islamist fighters dead. Nigeria's air force said it has set up a board of inquiry which will report its findings before February 2, but military commanders have already called the bombing a mistake.
A suspect already facing a charge of murder in the death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend now has a first-degree murder charge filed against him in the slaying of an Orlando police officer. Jail records show that five new charges were filed Thursday night against 41-year-old Markeith Loyd related to the fatal shooting of Lt. Debra Clayton last week. Loyd was arrested Tuesday after a manhunt that lasted more than a week.
The president-elect and his wife have arrived in Washington, D.C., ahead of Friday’s Inauguration. The Trumps touched down Thursday afternoon at Andrews Air Force Base inside a military jet. Barron Trump, 10, led the way as the entire Trump family emerged from the plane.
Proving that the best time to strike is when the iron's hot, Ford has officially unveiled the new droptop Mustang, just three days after the 2018 hardtop model made its global debut. The Mustang ended the year as America's best-selling sportscar. Ford knows it needs to build on this foundation both at home and aboard and so the new model promises to be the most technologically advanced yet.
West African troops entered The Gambia on Thursday to bolster its new President Adama Barrow, as Gambians erupted in celebration at his inauguration to succeed longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to quit. Barrow was sworn in at The Gambia's embassy in Dakar in neighbouring Senegal after Jammeh has refused to step down despite international pressure following his December election loss. Dressed all in white, 51-year-old Barrow waved to a crowd of thousands of jubilant Gambians at an inauguration ending Jammeh's 22-year rule.