Newly minted White House press secretary Sean Spicer had a tense exchange Monday in his first official briefing about whether he intends to be truthful in his job. “Will you pledge never to knowingly say something that is not factual?” ABC News’ Jon Karl asked. Spicer insisted he would never deliberately tell a lie in his capacity as White House press secretary.
Cumberland County Deputy Coroner Jeff Miller said Alec Kreider, 25, was found hanging in his cell Friday at the state prison in Camp Hill. The Department of Corrections said staff members tried to revive Kreider after a guard found him unconscious in his cell. Kreider was 16 when Kevin Haines and his parents, Thomas and Lisa Haines, were killed in May 2007.
China last year saw its highest number of births this century, officials said, a baby bump that came after the country relaxed its family planning policies in 2015 to allow more families a second child. The country welcomed 17.86 million new children in 2016, an annual increase of 7.9 percent, with nearly half of the new births occurring in families which already had one child, Yang Wenzhuang, an official from the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), said Sunday.
Following the march in New York City, protesters left behind thousands of signs around Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower. Many signs left near a construction site were taken home by admirers as souvenirs. One group of placards was made into an art installation
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday reinstated a global gag rule that bans U.S.-funded groups around the world from discussing abortion, a move that was widely expected but nonetheless dismayed women's rights advocates. It was created under U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1984. Former President Barack Obama had lifted the gag rule in 2009 when he took office.
A government health warning over the potential dangers of toast, roast potatoes and chips -- all traditional staples of the British diet -- had the country's tabloids hitting out Monday. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said acrylamide -- a chemical substance formed when foods with high starch content are cooked at very high temperatures -- "has the potential to cause cancer in humans". "Health officials say burning starchy foods such as spuds, bread and pizza dough may increase the risks -- despite no study proving the link," it said.
After a two-year, $17 million dollar search involving 12 contestants, the U.S. Army has finally picked its first new handgun in 32 years. The Sig Sauer P320 Compact pistol is now the M17 handgun, replacing the M9 Beretta. In 2014, the Army announced a coming competition for a new handgun to replace the M9.
This Saturday, the Powerball jackpot reached an estimated $153 million and the number continues to grow as there were no winners. The winning numbers for Jan. 21 were 23-25-45-52-67 with the Powerball of 02. According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game, 75 percent of winning tickets are selected when the numbers are picked by a computer.
Italian rescue workers have found the dead body of a man in the wreckage of the hotel in central Italy that was buried in an avalanche last week, the Italian fire service said on Sunday, with 23 people were still missing as the search operation continues. "At Hotel Rigopiano, at 1645 CET, the fire brigade located the dead body of one of the missing people," the fire service said in a Tweet. The death toll stands at six, with 23 people still missing, Paolo Molinari from the Civil Protection agency said.
Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war's dynamics and confirmed Russia's role as regional heavyweight. The gathering in Astana, the Kazakh capital, is the latest in a long line of diplomatic initiatives aimed at ending the nearly 6-year-old civil war, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced half of Syria's population.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents in Texas discovered 3,000 pounds of marijuana disguised as watermelons. The agency said it searched a shipment of fresh watermelons on January 17 and discovered the 390 "watermelons" were actually suspected
An obsession with the Wild West compelled then-Mayor Steve Reed to scour the country for artifacts and plan for a museum to house them all in the unlikely location of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The museum never came close to being built, and on Monday prosecutors and his lawyers will begin to pick a jury for Reed's trial on 112 counts of receiving stolen property. Investigators say they recovered some 1,800 artifacts, many from his home, and jurors will hear about dozens of them.
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton has spoken out in defence of Barron Trump, the US president's youngest son, after trolls targeted him with cruel memes online during the inauguration. In a Facebook post Chelsea, who spent much of her teenage years
Oil producers said Sunday that their landmark December deal to slash output by almost two million barrels per day was on track, as they met to review progress. "Compliance is great, it's been really fantastic," Khaled al-Falih, energy minister of oil behemoth Saudi Arabia, was quoted by Bloomberg as saying. The December 10 accord, valid from January 1 for six months, obliges 24 countries inside and outside the OPEC group to cut production by 1.8 million bpd between them.
Smartphone startup Xiaomi began life as a peculiar beast. From within the safety of China, the company did all it could to copy every last detail of Apple’s devices and marketing strategy, knowing there was precious little Apple could do to stop it. When Apple’s portfolio was exhausted, Xiaomi moved on to Samsung, copying a large portion of its device lineup as well. As growth was on track to slow substantially, Xiaomi knew that it had to work its way into other top-tier markets around the world.
An Australian scuba diver survived after a bull shark mauled him near the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland on Saturday. According to local reports, the man suffered injuries to his hand, chest and stomach after being aggressively attacked by the shark that resulted in significant blood loss. David Cameron, a flight paramedic with Queensland Ambulance Service, said that the victim was free diving with a friend east of Murray Island in the Torres Strait when the bull shark attacked from behind.
The "ground halt", which the unit of United Continental Holdings Inc disclosed in a tweet at 8:06 pm ET and lifted about an hour later, follows a series of problems at United and other airlines last year. International flights were not affected, the Federal Aviation Administration said. United said it would waive change fees for passengers with a 'travel waiver' but passengers took their frustration to social media and the Chicago-based airline started responding to their tweets.
The official White House website used to feature a lengthy information page related to climate change and energy policy. Obama's Climate Action Plan was a centerpiece of the President's climate change policy. Through actions like requiring auto manufacturers to increase fuel efficiency, mandating cleaner power plants, and investing in renewable energy initiatives, the plan sought to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the effects of climate change.
UPDATE: 1:50 a.m. EST — The two suspects in the shooting and robbery at a mall in San Antonio, Texas, have been charged with capital murder and two counts of aggravated assault each, San Antonio Police Department said early Monday. The names of the suspects, who were arrested Sunday after they opened fire at a jewelry store in the Rolling Oaks Mall, have have not yet been released. Police in San Antonio, Texas, have arrested a second suspect in a shooting and robbery at a local mall, law enforcement officials said late Sunday.
The street looks as if it was hit by an earthquake and the bombed-out building in a former rebel-held northeastern neighborhood of Aleppo is deserted — except for the second-floor apartment where Abdul-Hamid Khatib and his family are staying. Khatib and his family are the only occupants of the six-story building and they keep its main gate locked with a metal chain, fearing looters. At least this is our house and no one will ask us to leave," said Hasnaa, Khatib's wife.
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Two Republican senators said Monday that they'll propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine would retreat from years of GOP cries to repeal Obama's law and replace it with a still undefined Republican alternative. It comes as GOP lawmakers face pressure from President Donald Trump to quickly void and replace the health law and as Republicans continue hunting for a proposal that would unite them.
Seven suspected Al-Qaeda members have been killed in drone strikes in central Yemen that were probably carried out by US forces, security sources said on Sunday. A security official, asking not to be identified, said three "armed fighters of Al-Qaeda" died when their vehicle was struck on Saturday in the Sawmaa region of Al-Bayda province. Another drone strike on Saturday in the same region killed three suspected jihadists who were riding a motorcycle, and on Friday a drone strike killed a local military instructor for Al-Qaeda in the same province, another security source said.
It may be a blue Monday, but at least the animals are happy! These hilarious shots show a variety of euphoric animals enjoying a hearty belly laugh.The pictures, captured by a host of photographers around the world, prove that a drop of sunshine can transform