President-elect Donald Trump with retired U.S. Marine Corps General John Kelly, retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn and retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis. Back in 1964, at the height of the Cold War, Hollywood heartthrob Burt Lancaster starred as Gen. James Mattoon Scott in the movie “Seven Days in May.” The film was a fictional account of a Scott-led military plot to unseat a liberal president, played by Lyndon Johnson lookalike Fredric March. The plot was eventually revealed, the coup stymied, Scott was fired and one of our nation’s central democratic values redeemed — that civilians give the orders, and military officers follow them.
Today on Drive Wire: Uber has released a list of behaviors that can get users banned from the ride-hailing app. Uber users are prohibited from damaging other people’s property, committing fraud, or drinking in the car—where it isn’t legally permitted, of course.
Dylann Roof said he killed nine African Americans in a Charleston church because of alleged crimes by black people against whites and expressed support for Adolf Hitler in a taped confession shown Friday at his federal death penalty trial. There were neither tears nor anger from Roof in the two-hour confession made the day after the shooting, as the then 21-year-old stared straight ahead with his hands in his lap. "Well, I killed them, I guess," the self-described white supremacist said with a chuckle, according to The Post and Courier newspaper.
Young artists, musicians and educators were among the victims of the deadly warehouse fire that broke out in Oakland last weekend, killing several dozen attendees of a party in an art space. According to Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Tya Modste, 36 bodies had been recovered as of Sunday from the dilapidated, two-story Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship. The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that the teenage victim was Draven McGill, a junior at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and the son of a deputy for the Alameda County sheriff’s office.
As we've established before, Mercedes' new E-Class is intuitive and intelligent to an astonishingly high degree. Superior comfort is a given, but the car's safety technology is truly on another level. In the event of an unavoidable crash, the car's speakers play a stream of "pink noise", protecting your ears and brain from harmful noises upon impact.
Conjoined twin girls who shared much of their lower body were successfully separated after a surgery that took 17 hours, their doctors said. The 2-year-old girls, Erika and Eva Sandoval, were born joined from the lower chest downwards, and shared a liver, a bladder and a leg, according to a statement from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, California, where the surgery was performed. The marathon surgery to separate the twins required a team of about 50 doctors, nurses and operating staff, and was finished in the early morning of Dec. 7.
Beverly Hills Cop actor Judge Reinhold has been charged with disorderly conduct after exhibiting some bizarre behavior at a Texas airport Thursday night. The actor was taken into custody at Love Field Airport in Dallas after ripping off his shirt and screaming obscenities during a TSA screening. TSA agents called Dallas Police.
Libyan forces are trying to secure the city of Sirte after ousting Islamic State from its former North African stronghold in a battle that lasted nearly seven months. Here are some facts about Islamic State in Libya: ORIGINS Islamic State drew on existing pockets of militancy in Libya, establishing its first major presence in Derna, an eastern city with a strong Islamist tradition. It also profited from a security vacuum caused by the turmoil that followed Libya's 2011 revolution, and from 2014 a conflict between loose alliances of armed groups loyal to factions based in Tripoli and the east.
These animals might not be snarling, but they’re still looking fierce! The remarkable series of photographs include a pelican with its wings around its children, a panda chomping on a bamboo stick and a cheetah gazing into the distance.A supermodel in
President-elect Donald Trump is now apparently mulling former Ford CEO Alan Mulally for the job of secretary of state. Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on Fox News's “Fox & Friends” Friday that Mulally, 71, linked up with Trump in New York Thursday to talk about the job. Conway's announcement was the first time Mulally's name had been publicly disclosed as a candidate for the job.
Harsh wintry weather is forcing some protesters against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline to leave a vast camp in North Dakota. The Morton County Sheriff's Office estimates between 1,800 and 2,200 people remain at the camp on federal land. Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault has called for the camp to disband, though Native American rights activist Chase Iron Eyes has implored protesters to stay.
Authorities in New York have turned to a controversial DNA technique as a last resort in identifying the killer of Karina Vetrano, a 30-year-old jogger who was murdered while running in Queens in August. A DNA sample was retrieved from Vetrano’s body when she was found but did not produce a match in either state or local databases. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown asked the State Commission on Forensic Science Thursday to authorize the use of a DNA technique called familial searching which uses obtained DNA to identify a criminal’s relatives.
US moonwalker Buzz Aldrin was discharged from a New Zealand hospital Friday, a week after he was evacuated from the South Pole after a health scare. "Bye bye New Zealand! Hope to see you again," his manager Christina Korp tweeted with a photo of a relaxed Aldrin sitting in an aircraft. Aldrin, 86, the second man to walk on the moon, became the oldest person to reach the South Pole before he was evacuated to a hospital in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. Talk about a price range. The Alfa Romeo Giulia starts at $38,990, but can be hiked all the way to a staring price of $73,595 for the much-anticipated Quadrifoglio. According to reports, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe will get an AMG treatment and will be called the E50.
Take a look back at this week's top news headlines, including the deadly wildfire in the Great Smoky Mountains. I was at a major theme dominating this week's headlines from that deadly wildfire in the grace that he mountains to the devastation. And tragic
Audi recently introduced yet another convenience technology feature in their Traffic Light Information system. This innovative feature is first being debuted in Las Vegas as their traffic signals have been outfitted with the technology needed to relay information to the Audi's control center. This new technology will improve the car's overall experience in a variety of ways.
Ronald Smith, 45, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m. (0505 GMT) at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, where he was executed by lethal injection, a spokesman for the Alabama Department of Corrections said. Smith was executed after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a second stay on the execution, having twice put it on hold on Thursday. The Supreme Court gave no explanation for any of its three orders issued in the case on Thursday.
The Pentagon has confirmed that a new Russian nuclear delivery drone is real. The test was leaked by unnamed sources to The Washington Free Beacon. Russia calls the system "Ocean Multipurpose System 'Status-6," and it is allegedly capable of traveling underwater to distances of to 6,200 miles.
The fake news trend has now taken a hold of Christmas as a 'Happy Hour Playset' for kids has sparked intense outrage — but the product does not exist. The box, which shows three kids lounging at a bar with a Fisher Price logo above had parents fuming when it made the rounds on the internet this week. Stories like “President Obama Bans the National Anthem,” “The Pope Endorses Donald Trump,” and “Donald Trump Requiring All Muslims to Wear Badges,” flooded peoples timelines on social media.
The United States is urging a smooth and peaceful transition in South Korea after the allied nation's president was impeached. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said that policy consistency and continuity was "paramount" including in trade and economic relations and in defending against North Korean threats. Toner said the U.S. looks forward to working with Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn following the parliamentary vote Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
A Christian Iraqi girl holds her mothers hand during the celebration of Santa Barbara in Om Al-Auna church in Irbil, Iraq; Tibetan Buddhist monks perform a dance called ‘cham’ wearing traditional masks, at the Sherabling monastery; and Russian artist
In ways small and big, cities across the United States are preparing to look after vulnerable residents during the expected polar vortex. A series of snowstorms across parts of the northern states is expected to be followed by a blast of air that is “substantially colder” than the past week, according to Paul Pastelok, the lead long-range meteorologist for AccuWeather. By mid-December, the northern and central Plains, as well as the Midwest, may be facing temperatures between 5 and 20 degrees F. colder than this week, on average.
With the exception of the addition of the Lamborghini Aventador SV, the 691-horsepower Aventador has remained relatively unchanged since it entered production almost six years ago. A patent unearthed by Autocar showed that a new model called the Aventador S is on its way. There's no official word on what changes the Aventador might be on the receiving end of, but it is likely there will be a moderate physical facelift, as is usually the case for cars deep into their life cycle.
Do us a favor, right now: Open a new browser window (it’s very important to us that you keep this one open, FWIW), type “gt500” into Google, and hit return. As in, a car that Ford hasn’t officially announced yet. Clicking on the link itself simply redirects users to the basic Mustang info page on the Ford website.
The GIFs run the gamut across the space agency’s expansive spread of missions. The GIFS have been scattered across the space agency’s GIPHY and Pinterest pages, so feel free to browse them both at your leisure and see what gems you can dig up.