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President Donald Trump’s press secretary might think it’s “highly inappropriate” to challenge or criticize generals, but the president clearly does not. CNN’s Jake Tapper drove that point home Friday on “The Lead” after journalists challenged White House chief of staff John Kelly’s account of a speech by Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.). Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded: “If you want to go after Gen. Kelly, that is up to you.
In Port Arthur, Texas, on Sept. 25, Wayne Christopher walks by debris collected after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, which was piled outside the church that he has attended his whole life. Last week, the Washington Post ran an article from Port Arthur, Texas, a Gulf Coast city that is heavily dependent on the oil industry and which was badly flooded this summer by Hurricane Harvey. The reporter found that some Trump voters, confronted with evidence that climate change may pose a risk to environments closer to home than the North Pole, were rethinking their opposition to measures to reduce carbon emissions.
As firefighters in Northern California battle ongoing wildfires, the Sonoma County sheriff is facing a different battle: fighting misinformation about how the fires started. Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano issued a statement Thursday on Facebook calling out Immigrations and Customs Enforcement for spreading “inaccurate, inflammatory” information about the wildfires and about who ― if anyone ― had caused them. “ICE attacked the Sheriff’s Office in the midst of the largest natural disaster this county has ever experienced,” read the Sonoma sheriff’s post.
Police are offering an $18,000 reward for help finding a man captured on surveillance camera who they believe may be responsible for at least three recent murders.
A California mother is speaking out to remind autumn revelers across the country of a common danger that may be lurking in pumpkin patches. Jennifer Velasquez, who lives in San Diego, took to Facebook on October 13 to share a horrifying photo of her leg taken in 2015 after she was bitten by a tick while visiting a pumpkin patch with her family. "After seeing all the cute pictures of families at the pumpkin patches, this is a reminder for everyone," she wrote.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. ― About five hours before his companion allegedly fired a bullet toward several protesters, and a day before police charged him with attempted homicide, Colton Fears, in an interview with HuffPost, laid out the grievances that had brought him to town. “Basically, I’m just fed up with the fact that I’m cis-gendered, I’m a white male, and I lean right, towards the Republican side,” said Fears, 28, wearing a pin of the 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf of the Waffen-SS. According to the Anti-Defamation League, Colton Fears is the “least active” of the three Texas men charged in Thursday’s shooting, which happened after Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida.
First-grader Dayvid Pakko was reported missing Monday, after Andrew Henckel, 19, said he woke from a nap to find his nephew had vanished, according to authorities. The child’s body was found the next day, inside a dumpster near the family’s home in Washington state’s Snohomish County, the sheriff’s department said. Henckel had been babysitting the child, who was home sick from school, authorities said.
UNICEF says the children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a "hell on earth" in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. The U.N. children's agency issued a report that documents the plight of children who account for 58 percent of the refugees who have poured into Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, over the last eight weeks. "Many Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh have witnessed atrocities in Myanmar no child should ever see, and all have suffered tremendous loss," UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said in a statement.
A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death Thursday night, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "I hate you."
It is still a failing grade,” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said in an interview with CNN that aired Friday. Cruz went on to point out that many people still lack essential services in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory. The storm was a Category 5, the highest level on the hurricane scale.
A cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored. Ames Mayfield, 11, and other members of his den in Broomfield had a question-and-answer session with state Sen. Vicki Marble (R) at an Oct. 9 meeting. Topics raised by the scouts included the border wall, fossil fuels, and former President Barack Obama, according to The Denver Post.
A young California couple who vanished during a hiking trip in the desert almost three months ago died in a murder-suicide near a trail, investigators said Friday. Joseph Orbeso, 22, fatally shot his girlfriend, Rachel Nguyen, 20, and then used the gun on himself, according to a statement from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.
The hallmark of China’s foreign policy under Xi has been the abandonment of the “lay low” doctrine. China’s 19th Party Congress, which opened this week in Beijing, is a landmark event for the world’s second-largest economy. In China’s one-party state, these congresses determine the country’s leadership, and are held every five years.
Making a cake shaped like a pumpkin is easier than you think, with these recipes and tips! Plus, don't stop there, delight little ghouls with spooky-cute cupcakes, celebrate day of the dead or find ways to use up your leftover candy—all in our collection
In several days, stargazers will witness the peak of one of the year's best shooting star displays in the United States. Known as the Orionid meteor shower, the celestial event occurs only once a year, and its peak easily makes it one of the most impressive showers on the calendar. The Orionids will peak from Oct. 20-23 during the late evening and early morning hours.
The last car rolled off the production line of Australian automaker Holden on Friday, marking the demise of a national industry unable to stand up to global competition. The closure of the Elizabeth plant in South Australia is the end of an era for Holden, which first started in the state as a saddlery business in 1856 and made the nation's first mass-produced car in 1948. The brand has long been an Australian household name, with 1970s commercials singing that "football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars" were part of the nation's identity.
Two aggressive wild boars attacked and injured several people in the small German town of Heide on Friday morning, tearing through the town centre in a rampage which lasted for hours. Four people were injured, and one man’s fingertip was torn off, according to police reports. The boars tore through the streets and ran through the market square, before making their way into a local bank branch, according to police, who issued a warning at around 9am urging people to avoid the town centre and to stay in their houses or in shops.
German prosecutors on Friday charged a 96-year-old former SS guard at a Nazi death camp with complicity in the murder of detainees, in one of the last criminal cases linked to the Holocaust. The man, who was not named, was 22 years old when he worked at the extermination camp Majdanek in occupied Poland between August 1943 and January 1944. "According to available information, the accused, as well as other SS members of the camp, knew about the cruelty of the organised mass killings," said prosecutors in the western German city of Frankfurt.
Donald Trump fabricated a link between a rise in United Kingdom crime and Islamic terror Friday morning, causing confusion among Brits. Trump is apparently referring to a report released Thursday by the United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics, which indeed cited a 13 percent rise in crime.
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents
At a time when undocumented people nationwide are living in fear under President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrantpolicies, one church continues to lead the way in supporting them. Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona, helped launch the “sanctuary church” movement in the 1980s, when places of worship across the country helped harbor Central American migrants facing the threat of deportation after fleeing violence in their countries. Southside was one of the first to publicly offer sanctuary and helped an estimated 14,000 immigrants throughout that decade, ABC news reported.
A Las Vegas police officer and U.S. Army veteran who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history provided instructions ahead of time for those at his memorial not to mourn, a pastor told the crowd at his funeral on Friday. "If you're reading this, then I've been called home," said the computer file that Charleston Hartfield began about a year ago. Senior Central Christian Church Pastor Mike Bodine said it was found by Hartfield's wife, Veronica, following his death Oct. 1.
Sweet Dixie Kitchen, a highly-rated brunch spot in Long Beach, California, is taking heat after a Yelp reviewer outed them for using Popeyes fried chicken in their dishes. Local blog FoodBeast first posted the news after spotting a review from Yelp user Tyler H. “Before my friends and I got seated we saw them quickly bring in two large boxes of Popeyes to the kitchen,” Tyler wrote last week.
In court on Wednesday, a California teen described the relentless assaults inflicted on his 8-year-old brother for months until, at last, the little boy was dead
Harvey Weinstein is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for an alleged rape that occurred in 2013, police Captain Billy Hayes confirmed on Thursday. An unidentified Italian model detailed the account for the LAPD on Thursday morning about the rape that she says happened at Mr. C Beverly Hills hotel at the 8th annual Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest in February of 2013.