Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., claimed the president told the widow of a fallen soldier that the man "knew what he signed up for."Trump’s reply: 'Sad!' »
The mothers of military service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan called President Donald Trump’s delayed response to the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger an abdication of his first duty as commander in chief to recognize the sacrifices of the troops and their families. When you don’t even acknowledge the sacrifice or the death, then it’s like you don’t even care,” Karen Meredith said on Tuesday. Meredith’s son, Army 1st Lt. Ken Ballard, died in Iraq on Memorial Day 2004.
"Before we can engage in diplomacy with the Trump administration, we want to send a clear message that [North Korea] has a reliable defensive and offensive capability to counter any aggression from the United States," the North Korean official reportedly told CNN.
It is the vexing question at the heart of the Harvey Weinstein story. The answer is simple and depressing: Nearly half a century after the start of rape law reforms pushed by second wave feminists and 31 years after the Supreme Court ruled that sexual harassment was a form of workplace discrimination prohibited by the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the legal system continues to struggle to provide justice for women who have been raped or otherwise sexually assaulted, except in the most extreme circumstances. “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” may have been inspired by the real-life New York City sex crimes unit, but the real-life odds that a woman who has been sexually assaulted will ever see the inside of a courtroom are low.
Caitlan Coleman, the American woman who spent five years as a hostage of the Taliban, was reportedly rushed to the hospital less than a week after her release from captivity. Coleman was admitted on Monday and remains in the hospital, her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, who was also detained by the Taliban, told The Associated Press. Coleman and Boyle had been backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 when they were abducted by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network.
Raqqa has been ISIS’ de facto capital for years and was one of the first cities that fell under the group’s control during its rapid takeover of territory in 2014. Raqqa’s recapture marks a major blow for ISIS, culminating a steady depletion of its coveted territory that included losing the Iraqi city of Mosul earlier this year. The extremist group has lost thousands of fighters during the ongoing international anti-ISIS offensive and has seen its influence in Iraq and Syria dwindle.
Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the word "racist" was found painted in red on the Jefferson Davis statue in Richmond on Tuesday. The Virginian-Pilot reports Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson says a memorial to the Confederate dead was spray-painted with "#2 BETTER LUCK NEVER" early Monday morning.
By Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims. "There are still some concerns that if the west winds come up or we get some erratic winds they could push our lines, but as of right now we're looking pretty good," Steve Crawford, a fire operations chief, told reporters at a briefing in Sonoma County in the heart of California's celebrated wine country.
Typos are a fact of life. Today's example: Newt Gingrich, tweeting his steadfast support for "Presideent Trtump." In the words of the former speaker of the House, "Trtump was rermarkably stgroing in hius joint press event with" Senator Mitch McConnell
Isauro Aguirre's defense attorney said his client admits to causing the injuries on Gabriel Fernandez's body, but that it only happened because Aguirre exploded in rage after Gabriel told his mom to leave her boyfriend. Aguirre, 32, is charged with murder with a special circumstance of torture. Prosecutor Jon Hatami detailed the acts allegedly committed by Aguirre and the boy's mother, Pearl Fernandez, who also faces trial.
President Trump is refusing to clarify his false claim that former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama did not call all of the families of fallen U.S. soldiers. “There’s nothing to clarify,” Trump said in a Fox News Radio interview on Tuesday. Kelly’s son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, died while serving in Afghanistan in 2010.
If the communications between the White House and the departments of Justice and Homeland Security are made public, it could offer a window into the political machinations behind the Trump administration’s abrupt call to torpedo DACA. The order is part of an ongoing lawsuit brought by several parties in the Northern District of California in an effort to overturn the Trump administration’s decision last month to rescind the program. The Trump administration left DACA in place for months, even after scrapping rules that conflicted with the president’s immigration priorities in February and after canceling an Obama administration program in June that would have shielded the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens from deportation.
Donald Trump’s former communications chief is at the centre of fresh controversy after his new media project tweeted an online poll asking people to select how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Since being abruptly forced from the White House after just 11 days by Mr Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly, Anthony Scaramucci has been getting ready to launch a new media venture, titled the Scaramucci Post. Mr Scaramucci, who was forced out from his White House job in July, told a New York radio station his news outlet “would be about what is right and wrong in the society right now, as opposed to what is left and right”.
The security guard at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas who was among the first to encounter mass killer Stephen Paddock during his deadly Oct. 1 shooting spree has apparently broken his silence. Tomorrow, the first people to encounter the Las Vegas shooter are here – security guard Jesus Campos and building engineer Stephen Schuck.
A photographer has released a collection of photos of abandoned buildings that are still standing despite years of neglect. Roman Robroek, 30, of the Netherlands, traveled all over France in a bid to capture the beauty of these decaying buildings.
A Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a Tuesday flight to her native country as ordered by U.S. immigration authorities, supporters said. The American Friends Service Committee said Ingrid Encalada Latorre, 33, sought refuge at Foothills Unitarian Church in the northern Colorado city of Fort Collins. Jennifer Piper of the Service Committee said Latorre had a last-minute change of heart about taking her children, especially her older son Bryant, from the only home they'd known.
“What we’re seeing happening now with the Harvey Weinstein revelations, to me this is the watershed moment,” she said. Carlson was one of the first women to file a lawsuit against then-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment.
Today marks the 149th anniversary of one of the most controversial land deals in American history: the Alaska Purchase or Seward's Folly. On October 18, 1867, the United States took possession of Alaska from Russia under the terms of a formal land transfer, in a ceremony in the town of Sitka. In today’s popular culture, William Seward is best known for his association with Abraham Lincoln.
An Oklahoma mom and dad each face a long stay behind bars after a jury recommended a sentence of 130 years each following the pair’s conviction for what a police officer termed the “worst case of child abuse” he’d seen
President Donald Trump covered a wide range of issues during his press conference on Monday -- including sparking backlash for his comments about President Obama -- but that wasn't the only reference to his predecessors that generated a big reaction. "Omg Trump literally just named the last few presidents as ‘Obama, Bush, Clinton, and Bush…. "Just heard Trump say ‘Bush Original’ in reference to George H.W. Bush…awesome," another chimed in.
The moment happened during a joint presser between the two world leaders.
Deborah Drahus Capo knew she’d have to leave Puerto Rico the moment she emerged from the bathroom where she had holed up throughout Hurricane Maria last month. Ten days after the storm devastated the island, Drahus Capo boarded a flight to Florida with her daughter and granddaughter in tow. “It’s like they pulled the rug out from under me: I had my life, my clients, and all of a sudden I’m on plane to Miami,” she told HuffPost last week.
A man accused of killing 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen in Sterling, Virginia in June may face the death penalty after a grand jury charged him with capital murder and rape on Monday. The Fairfax County Circuit Court indicted Darwin Martinez-Torres, 22, on eight charges, including four counts of capital murder in the killing of the Muslim teen, who was walking back to the local mosque with a group of friends when she was abducted. Monday’s indictment was the first time prosecutors officially brought charges of a sexual crime against Martinez-Torres.
The FBI reportedly has found that top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin sent more than 2,800 government emails from disgraced former husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop. Abedin reportedlhy could face legal trouble after State Department officials, in a three-page court filing last week, informed the conservative foundation Judicial Watch about the emails sent from Weiner’s laptop, the Daily News reported Tuesday.
As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out Tuesday in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains above Los Angeles that threatened a historic observatory and more flames in the Santa Cruz mountains. Firefighters on the ground and in the air raced to protect the Mount Wilson Observatory and nearby communications towers from a growing brush fire northeast of Los Angeles. Farther north, a fire that sprang up overnight in the mountains of the southern Bay Area blackened at least 125 acres and threatened 150 homes, which prompted evacuation orders.
Two of the more than 50 women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault are demanding he and film producer Roman Polanski be immediately removed from the Academy of Motion Pictures. The letter, sent to Academy executives John Bailey and Teni Melidonian and obtained by HuffPost, asks for the removal of the two men following the Academy’s decision to kick Harvey Weinstein out after dozens of women came forward with stories of the film producer sexually harassing or assaulting them.