The Texas man suspected of carrying out a 3-week bombing spree recorded a 25-minute message on his phone before blowing himself up as police were closing in.Didn't mention terrorism or hate »
Shortly after the absolutely unsurprising re-election of Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump was given explicit instructions in his daily briefing materials to avoid congratulating his counterpart. According to a White House statement, “President Trump congratulated President Putin on his March 18 re-election, and emphasized the importance of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. The Post noted that the same briefing document supplied to the president about the call also urged Trump to discuss allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and to condemn a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England earlier this month.
A shooting at a high school in Great Mills, Maryland, on Tuesday left one student dead and two others injured, officials confirmed. A 17-year-old male student opened fire using a handgun around 8 a.m. in a hallway at Great Mills High School, striking a 16-year-old female student and a 14-year-old male student, St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said during a press conference. The school’s armed resource officer, identified by police as St. Mary’s County sheriff’s deputy Blaine Gaskill, exchanged fire with the shooter, Cameron said.
Questioned by a persistent lawmaker on Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said private schools that discriminate against LGBTQ students should not be eligible for federal dollars, backtracking from an answer she gave last year. Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) had pressed DeVos on the issue at a House appropriations subcommittee hearing last May. At that time, DeVos indicated she thought the importance of state autonomy and parental choice should allow schools with such discriminatory policies to still qualify for federal dollars. This year, Clark again focused on the issue at a similar hearing and DeVos finally relented, saying these schools should not be eligible for the money.
Mark Anthony Conditt has been named by police as the suspected serial bomber who terrorised the capital region for the past three weeks. The 23-year-old white male from Pflugerville, Texas, a suburb of Austin, died earlier this morning after setting off an explosive device in his vehicle after police had caught up to him approximately 13 miles north of his home, outside of the Round Rock, Texas, Red Roof Inn. Mr Conditt, who had no criminal record or military experience, had been tracked there after police had identified his vehicle.
Hundreds of Florida International University students held a vigil Wednesday to remember the six victims who died in a pedestrian bridge collapse near campus. Loud gasps and crying could be heard from the crowd when the name of FIU student Alexa Duran appeared on the screen. Alexa was my world and my life," the student's mother, Gina Duran, told The Associated Press.
The government blamed rebels in the eastern suburbs of Damascus for the attack on the Kashkol neighborhood. The capital, seat of President Bashar Assad’s power, has come under increasing attack as government forces continue to pound rebel-held eastern Ghouta, with military backing from Russia. With government forces tied up in the monthlong offensive on eastern Ghouta, Islamic State militants seized a neighborhood on its southern edge, forcing the government to rush in reinforcements.
Whether at the Neue Galerie or the Rijksmuseum, these staircases will make you linger around the museum for reasons aside from the art on the walls
From product discounts to healthcare plans to dog parks on the premises, LinkedIn analyzed U.S. workplaces based on factors such as job demand, job retention, job seekers’ engagement with the company and job seekers’ engagement with current employees of the company.
The Arizona pedestrian killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle was a homeless woman close to getting off the streets, her friends said, describing her as a fighter who took care of those around her. Elaine Herzberg, 49, known fondly as "Elle" and "Ms. Elle," was widely known and liked throughout the homeless community of Tempe, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. "She was like everyone's aunt," said Benjamin Jeffrey, a friend of Herzberg and also homeless, who spoke to Reuters from an encampment near the scene of Sunday's accident.
President Trump did not heed the warnings of his own national security advisers Tuesday when he called and congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection victory. Trump also ignored his own aides’ talking points directing him to condemn Putin for the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy living in the U.K., an incident the president himself has said appears to have been ordered by Moscow. After conversation with Putin, Trump told reporters the two leaders had a “very good call.” As news of the omissions spread around Washington, many of Trump’s fellow Republicans criticized the president.
Police responded to the area near 22-year-old Stephon Clark’s home after receiving calls that someone in the neighborhood was breaking car windows, The Sacramento Bee reported. Police dispatched a helicopter to the area, which began following the movements of Clark. Police confronted Clark, who they said ran from officers.
AUSTIN, Texas ― Austin police on Tuesday evening responded in full force to an incident on the city’s south side, initially fearing another in a series of bombings that have rocked the Texas capital in the past couple of weeks. But the Austin Police Department
Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, there are signs of recovery. Agence France-Presse photojournalist Ricardo Aduengo recently returned to where he took some of his most striking post-hurricane shots to show how the island’s transformation is progressing. The images are promising, but Puerto Rico still has a long way to go.
The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during World War II. Hundreds died, including the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, whose story was chronicled in a 1944 movie. An expedition backed by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen reported finding the wreckage over the weekend. David Reams, senior director of maritime operations for Allen, said the team's primary aim was to find the USS Lexington, which it reported finding earlier this month more than 500 miles (805 kilometers) off the eastern coast of Australia.
Washington and Seoul have announced that their annual joint military drills will commence from April 1, while a massive diplomat effort is underway to lay the foundations for two summits designed to resolve issues on the troubled peninsula. The military drills, involving over 300,000 troops, were delayed because of the 2018 Winter Olympiad, which finished when the Paralympics concluded on March 18. An intensive inter-Korean dialog on the sidelines of the Games resulted in plans for an inter-Korean summit and – according to a South Korean delegation which went to Pyongyang – a promise from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to suspend nuclear and missile tests and to convene a summit with US President Donald Trump.
A group of good Samaritans in Chester County, Pa., came to the aid of a driver who was trapped under his burning car after a crash.
Chrissy Metz says she was “a tough cookie” growing up, but that didn’t stop her stepfather from abusing her. The “This Is Us” actress, in People magazine’s April cover story, talks about her hard teenage years and her upcoming memoir, This Is Me, which
By Daren Butler DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Turkish Kurds turned an annual cultural festival into a rare mass political protest on Wednesday against the government's two-month-old military campaign against a Kurdish militia in neighboring Syria. At a rally to mark the spring festival of Newroz in the southern city of Diyarbakir, demonstrators said Ankara risked provoking violence at home if it pressed on with its Syria offensive. The event was the first major public demonstration against the campaign in Syria, in which the Turkish army has battled a Kurdish militia, the YPG, which Turkey says is an extension of the banned PKK, or Kurdistan Workers Party.
President Trump, who frequently boasts about his intelligence, has just as frequently stumbled in spelling errors in his tweets — even about sensitive topics, such as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of interference in the 2016 election. On Wednesday, for example, Trump used Twitter to relay a statement from Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz about Mueller. “‘Special Council [sic] is told to find crimes, wether [sic] crimes exist or not.
Prosecutors have accused Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz and his brother of discussing "starting" a sort of fan club for themselves as a way to meet girls. In Zachary Cruz's bond hearing, Murphy said that the younger of the two brothers has been overheard admiring Nikolas's “popularity” during jailhouse visits, and discussed setting up a fan club for the 19-year-old alleged killer, ABC News reports.
Family members of the man police suspect in a string of Texas bombings expressed horror and shock following his death early Wednesday during a police pursuit. Austin police Detective David Fugitt said Conditt’s relatives were helping with the investigation.
You want to make dinner with your eyes closed and both hands tied behind your back, right? It’s just a guess, based on the internet’s mass hysteria over sheet pan dinner recipes and 3-ingredient weeknight wonders.There’s only one problem with recipes
Nearly two dozen Russian diplomats expelled by Britain over the poisoning of an ex-spy have arrived home. Russian state television has reported that a plane carrying the diplomats and their families has landed at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Britain blamed Russia for the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent and ordered the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats.
Forty-four African countries have signed an agreement establishing a free trade area seen as vital to the continent's economic development, the head of the African Union said Wednesday. "The agreement establishing the CFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area) was signed by 44 countries," said Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the AU commission. The creation of a free trade area -- billed as the world's largest -- comes after two years of negotiations, and is one of the AU's flagship projects for greater African integration.