While assessing Donald Trump’s refusal to say he would accept the election results during Wednesday’s presidential debate here, CNN’s Van Jones said there was no way to sugarcoat it. “This is a very sad night for this country,” Jones, a Democratic strategist, said. “You can’t polish this turd.
A Gallup poll released Wednesday showed that support for making marijuana legal in the United States has reached 60 percent — higher than it has ever been since Gallup first started asking this question in 1969, when only 12 percent of Americans supported legalization. A majority of Americans supported legalization for the first time in 2013, after Washington and Colorado legalized the drug for recreational use. During the past decade, support for legalization has increased in most subgroups, but it is still much higher among people between ages 18 and 34 (77 percent), Democrats (67 percent) and independents (70 percent) than people 55 or older (45 percent) and Republicans (42 percent).
According to a new study, funded by Google and conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, American drivers tend to underreport accidents by a rather drastic margin. Furthering their case that American drivers crash more than they admit to, the team cited a federal study in which thousands of drivers agreed to give researchers access to in-car camera footage from their vehicles. In California, for example, every accident involving a self-driving car must be reported, as Google has come to know rather well; in addition, the extreme interest in autonomous vehicle safety means plenty of attention is paid to any accident.
The death of a 66-year-old emotionally disturbed black woman who was shot after allegedly swinging a baseball bat at a police sergeant inside her New York apartment "didn't have to happen," the city's mayor said on Wednesday. "It's quite clear that our officers are supposed to use deadly force only when faced with a dire situation," Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters. The fatal shooting of Deborah Danner followed a number of incidents that have put law enforcement across the United States under intense scrutiny over the use of excessive force, especially against minorities and the mentally ill.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed on Twitter that the announcement, which was moved from Monday until Wednesday evening, was delayed because the company was rushing to produce a video that would prove the new Autopilot tech actually works. As you can see in the tweets below, Musk said the Tesla in the video would be forced to deal with a "complex urban environment" scenario. Not exactly the stressful metropolis we were expecting based on Musk's tweet.
AL-HUD, Iraq (AP) — The mutilated bodies of Islamic State group fighters were still strewn on the ground of this northern Iraqi town on Wednesday. Iraqi troops on the march toward Mosul moved into al-Hud a day earlier and declared it liberated. With the offensive to recapture Mosul in its third day, Iraqi forces advancing from the south and east are fighting to retake the towns and villages the dot the plains and line the Tigris River leading to the city.
Millions of people in the Philippines were on high alert Wednesday as one of the strongest typhoons ever hit the disaster-battered country with authorities warning of giant storm surges and destructive winds. Super Typhoon Haima hit the northern province of Cagayan at about 11 pm (1500 GMT) Wednesday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains almost on a par with catastrophic Super Typhoon Haiyan which claimed more than 7,350 lives in 2013. "We only pray we be spared the destruction such as the previous times, which brought agony and suffering," President Rodrigo Duterte said in Beijing, where he is currently on a four-day visit.
Today on Drive Wire: The Audi R8 could be marked for death, as a result of cost-cutting measures in the wake of the Dieselgate scandal. Citing a report from German magazine Der Spiegel, Britain’s Autocar is claiming that the R8 may be killed off as Audi’s parent company, the Volkswagen Group, looks for ways to cut down on spending as it simultaneously pays off diesel emissions cheating-related settlements and pushes deeply into electric vehicles and futuristic mobility. The loss of its iconic supercar isn’t the only big cut Audi may be facing.
"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere," Linus explains in the "Peanuts" Halloween special, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and it seems like more than 90 farms coast-to-coast have been vying for the title all October long. The "Peanuts"-themed mazes, decorating farms from four to 40 acres, will be carved out by Utah corn maze design company, The MaiZE, and will feature slogans like "Welcome Great Pumpkin," or "Snoopy 4 Prez".
LAS VEGAS — One of the oddest moments of Wednesday night’s third and final presidential debate came during a relatively dry, policy-heavy answer by Hillary Clinton about Social Security and Medicare entitlements. “I am on record as saying we need to put
A Democratic-aligned group at the center of an Indiana investigation into possible voter fraud said Thursday it focused on registering black residents of Indiana because the state had the nation's lowest overall voter turnout in 2014. Patriot Majority USA has ties to the Democratic Party, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and former president Bill Clinton, and is one of a host of organizations doing political work on both the right and left that are not required to disclose their donors. The group's president, Craig Varoga, said in an interview with The Associated Press that Patriot Majority has run voter registration drives in 11 states over the past several years.
Volvo parent company Geely has revealed the first car from its new Lynk & Co brand. “Our aim is to enrich and simplify car ownership by re-defining how cars are bought, owned, connected, serviced and used,” Lynk & Co senior vice president Alain Visser said in a statement.
A member of a Chinese honor guard adjusts his cap as they line up with the help of a string before a welcome ceremony for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing; a Nepalese village woman separates grain from
Mexico's government moved closer on Thursday to its goal of extraditing notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States by February, after a judge rejected an appeal. The attorney general's office said in a statement that a tribunal in Mexico City ruled against Guzman. The Foreign Ministry had approved the Sinaloa drug cartel chief's extradition in May, but his lawyers fought the decision in district court.
The French government said on Wednesday it would come down hard on anti-police violence after officers staged a second night of protests over recent attacks on police and what they see as insufficient resources. Unions say a surge in criminal gang activity and militant attacks has put extra strains on police. On Tuesday night, dozens of police cars, roof lights flashing, drove in convoy down Paris's Champs Elysees to vent their fear over their own safety.
ABC News' Brad Mielke asks which candidate is the better bet and why gambling on the election is illegal in the U.S.
When we heard that Ken Block was dialing up the engine of his all-wheel-drive “Hoonicorn" Ford Mustang to 1,400 horsepower, we figured he had to be up to something interesting. More specifically, it involves Block and his Hoonicorn climbing Pikes Peak. Block released the first teaser for Climbkhana: Pikes Peak, as it’s technically called, yesterday, on the YouTube account of sponsor Toyo Tires.
Bao Bao the female giant panda will leave the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. early next year and move to China under a breeding agreement, officials at the zoo said on Thursday. Three-year-old Bao Bao, who was the first surviving cub born at Smithsonian's National Zoo since 2005, has enchanted zoo visitors and others who watched her via live "panda cam" footage. "She's captured the hearts of people all over the world who watched her grow up ... and she has been an ambassador for conservation," Brandie Smith, associate director of animal care at the zoo, said in a statement.
Hillary Clinton came prepared to the final debate Wednesday for one of Donald Trump’s most effective attack lines against her: that she has supposedly spent 30 years in public life and has not effected change. “I ask a simple question,” Trump said after Clinton criticized him for shipping jobs overseas and using Chinese steel to build one of his buildings. Clinton quickly hit back, saying she was “happy” to compare the past three decades of her life to Trump’s life.
A volunteer firefighter from northwestern Minnesota made a grim discovery at a car crash — his teenage son was the victim. Randy Peterson, a firefighter in Ada, was called Sunday night to a two-vehicle crash in nearby Borup. Another member of the crew just held me," Peterson told the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2eWvpTS ).
A Texas police officer was recognized by his city on Tuesday night after reviving a 3-year-old boy suffering from a seizure, a heroic act that was captured on a dramatic dashcam video. Last week, Officer Chase Miller of the Granbury Police Department responded to a 911 call about a boy who had fallen unconscious after a seizure. The couple had brought their 3-year-old son, Brayden to the KFC as they waited for Hoover's mom to pick him up when suddenly, Brayden started crying.
In this election, we're with her. Here are 12 Michelle Obama quotes that make us proud to have Hillary's back.
When the FBI announced earlier this month it had arrested NSA contractor Harold Martin, it was clear the American signals intelligence agency had suffered a huge breach of internal security. It includes “specific operational plans against a known enemy of the United States” distributed on a “need to know basis” and “notes describing the NSA’s classified computer infrastructure” and operations. If convicted for his actions, Martin’s home archive may constitute the largest archive of mishandled classified information in U.S. history.
Jihadist leaders are fleeing Mosul, a top US general in the coalition battling the Islamic State group said Wednesday as Iraqi forces closed in on the northern city. Mosul was where IS supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his "caliphate" two years ago but is now the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. In the biggest Iraqi military operation in years, forces have retaken dozens of villages, mostly south and east of Mosul, and are planning multiple assaults for Thursday.
The next-generation Chevrolet Equinox replaces one of the oldest models in the brand’s lineup, bringing tidier dimensions, the latest infotainment and safety technology, two small displacement turbocharged engines, and a diesel choice. Chevrolet is tweaking the formula with the 2018 Equinox, tightening the length by about 5 inches while roughly preserving the other dimensions. Under the hood, there will be a choice of three all-aluminum four-cylinder engines, starting with a 170-hp, 1.5-liter with a six-speed automatic transmission.