The operator of the converted warehouse in Oakland, Calif., where a fire broke out during a dance party on Friday night, killing at least 33 people, has been widely criticized over his initial response to the tragedy. “Everything I worked so hard for is gone,” Derick Ion Almena wrote in a Facebook post early Saturday morning. Almena’s post was met with immediate backlash from Facebook users for omitting any mention of the victims.
In the battle between map apps for mobile devices, Google generally takes the win—but Apple is fighting back with drones as its secret weapon, according to a Bloomberg report. Apple was granted approval by the Federal Aviation Administration last year to operate drones for the purpose of gathering data, photography, and video. The purpose of the license likely would be to provide more frequent updates to its Apple Maps and improve data accuracy, which is needed if the Cupertino-based company wants to surpass Google.
Suspected Russian air strikes killed at least 46 people in opposition-held parts of Syria Sunday, a monitor said, as government forces advanced in fierce clashes with rebels in east Aleppo. Syria's government is waging an offensive to recapture all of second city Aleppo, and it has so far captured more than 60 percent of eastern districts that fell to rebels in 2012. In Idlib province, in northwest Syria, at least 26 civilians were killed in suspected Russian strikes on the town of Kafr Nabel, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Joined by the man leading the trump transition vice pres elect Mike Pence congratulations on your victory thank you Georgia thank you for coming in let's get right to China that call. How we've seen the president elect engaging the world he's spoken in more than fifty world leaders I'm I've spoken to several dozen myself and he received a courtesy call from the democratically elected president.
Sherri Papini has shown some signs of psychological trauma more than a week after she was found heavily battered by the side of a highway on Thanksgiving morning, her husband said in a recent interview. On Saturday, Shasta County residents gathered at Redding Convention Center to welcome Sherri back home. Sherri mysteriously disappeared on Nov. 2 while out jogging near her home in Redding, California.
A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police report made public Monday that they had gone to smoke marijuana together and he had last seen the classmate alive. Mathew Borges was held without bail after pleading not guilty at his brief arraignment in Lawrence District Court on a murder charge. The body of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino was found near the Merrimack River in Lawrence on Thursday by a woman walking her dog.
The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. Last week we discussed how Ferrari and R.M. Sotheby’s were teaming up to auction off the 500th LaFerrari to aid central Italy earthquake victims. Well, the auction occurred this past weekend in Monterey—and the custom Ferrari went for an impressive $7 million, making it the priciest successful auction of a car made in the 21st Century.
Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of south India's Tamil Nadu state and one of the country's most popular political leaders, has died after a prolonged illness, hospital authorities announced late Monday night. "It is with indescribable grief, we announce the sad demise of our esteemed honourable chief minister of Tamil Nadu ... at 11:30pm (local time) today (December 5)," Chennai's Apollo Hospital said in a statement released to the media. Doctors had been treating the 68-year-old former film star, who enjoys an almost god-like status in Tamil Nadu.
2017 LEXUS GX 460 WHAT THE HELL IS IT? Lexus’s old-school, gray-at-the-temples luxury SUV with room for four adults ... and maybe two tiny humans, assuming no one has much luggage. WHO IS IT FOR? Status-conscious upper-middle class suburbanites who
Before the "Ghost Ship" became the a scene of a deadly fire in Oakland, California, the building was an artist workspace and a makeshift boarding house. Big colorful rugs and well-worn sofas filled the rooms, while a vast collection of pianos, guitars, turntables, paintings and other objects you might find in an antique store lay scattered around the loft-like interior, according to pictures on Ghost Ship's website. A photo, taken from Ghost Ship's Tumblr page, shows the warehouse's interior before the deadly fire.
Modern luxury cars are packed with all sorts of advanced security features, but not even a company like BMW can protect against someone leaving their keys inside their brand new sedan. Seattle police released a report detailing the recent car theft. Apparently a BMW 550i driver borrowed the vehicle from a friend, and proceeded to leave the car unlocked in a parking garage with a set of keys right inside.
By Sarah Marsh and Diego Oré SANTIAGO, Cuba (Reuters) - Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning and aimed to literally set in stone the legacy of one of the 20th century's most influential characters. Cutting a solitary figure in his four star general's uniform, Cuban President Raul Castro placed a cedar box containing his brother's cremated remains in a niche in the rock at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery in southeastern Cuba. A dark plaque engraved with the word "Fidel" was then fixed over the niche.
Seventy-five years after Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor killed 2,403 Americans, a group of forensic scientists in Hawaii is still working to identify the remains of the dead. A jumble of skulls, bones and teeth deemed unidentifiable in the years following the devastating attack are now being linked to missing sailors and Marines, thanks to advances in DNA testing. The Pentagon last year ordered the exhumation of remains belonging to 388 Americans who were killed aboard the USS Oklahoma, an enormous battleship that took multiple torpedo hits and keeled over in her Pearl Harbor berth, trapping hundreds of men inside.
Shoppers might want to cast a more discerning eye on certain ready-made chicken products available in stores. National Steak and Poultry recalled almost 2 million pounds of poultry product that were shipped to food service locations across the country due to “possible undercooking” according to a USDA release that was reissued Sunday. The USDA had first announced the recall Nov. 23 of this year, which had then included 17,439 pounds of product.
In Austria, left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen defeated right-wing rival Norbert Hofer, a victory welcomed by moderate politicians across Europe seeking to thwart advances by right-wing populist forces looking to weaken the European Union. Steinmeier made his remarks at a press conference in Athens after a meeting with his Greek counterpart, Nikos Kotzias.
These creepy snapshots of an eerie abandoned asylum will send a shiver down your spine. The old building, a former lunatic asylum in Columbia, South Carolina, opened in 1821, and was used to house traumatized veterans from the American Civil War from
The past few months haven’t been kind to GoPro. With the belated release of the Hero 5 camera, and the mass Karma drone recall that’s currently underway, what looked like a promising holiday season for GoPro is fast turning into a nightmare. In hopes of recovering some of its Christmastime profits, GoPro has started offering the Karma Grip as a standalone product.
It's been unveiled! Originally scheduled for release during the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, Buick's forthcoming Regal has reared it's surprisingly gorgeous head. Caught on the streets camouflage and fancy-free, the Buick shows itself in the form of its platform sister, the Opel Insignia.
Washington police said on Sunday they detained a man wielding an assault rifle who entered a pizza restaurant that was the target of fake news reports it was operating a child abuse ring led by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her top campaign aide. An unidentified 35-year-old man was being held for questioning after police were called to the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington near the Maryland border, said Aquita Brown, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Department in the nation's capital. The attack on Comet was considered an example of how fake news reports that proliferated during the election year impacted people's lives.
The death toll from the Oakland, California, warehouse fire has now climbed to 36 as authorities continue to discover bodies — some of them of teens possibly younger than 17 — after a blaze broke out during a dance party in a building that housed artist studios. The Oakland Fire Department has searched 70 percent of the charred building so far but had to stop this morning because of unsafe conditions, Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed told "Good Morning America" today. Of the 36 victims, 11 have been positively identified, authorities said this morning.
The Obama administration said on Saturday that it had officially received Bergdahl's request for a pardon. If the clemency request is granted before President Obama leaves office, Bergdahl could avoid a military trial scheduled for the spring. In the event that Obama does not grant Bergdahl's request, the sergeant's attorneys plan to file a motion arguing that Trump violated Bergdahl's due process rights with his repeated, incendiary rhetoric at campaign rallies.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was moving towards allowing trade with Russia, China and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, as he continues his efforts to strengthen the falling lira. "If we buy something from them, we will use their money, if they buy something from us, they will use our currency," he said, ahead of a trip by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Russia for meetings on Tuesday. Erdogan -- who previously said discussions were underway with Moscow, Beijing and Tehran on the issue -- added that instructions related to this proposal had been given to the central bank.
The state has rejected a proposal to temporarily delay the January execution of a man set to die for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. Assistant Ohio attorney general Thomas Madden ruled out the possibility of a one-month reprieve for death row inmate Ronald Phillips in a Friday email made public Monday. The state and attorneys for Phillips discussed the possibility of a reprieve while arguments are made over Ohio's new three-drug lethal-injection method.
The Green Party refused to back down in its efforts to initiate a state-wide recount in Pennsylvania. The campaign announced late Saturday it is switching its strategy in the swing state, seeking the help of federal courts instead of state courts. The campaign announced it would seek an emergency federal court order Monday, hours after dropping a case in the state court.
"A kangaroo kick to the guts could easily disembowel the owner," Greg Bloom, the man who took the video, wrote in a statement to ViralHog. The man, later identified as Greig Tonkins, is reportedly an elephant keeper at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, New South Wales. The zoo believes Tonkins took "appropriate action" against the marsupial, according to a statement from the facility.