The family of a 19-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a married couple to death and attempted to bite a victim’s face off expressed their sympathies Monday to the families of the victims. Austin Harrouff‘s family say that the Florida State University student “is not the person some are making him to be for their own purposes,” in a statement obtained by People. Wade and Mina Harrouff expressed their “deepest sympathy for the pain and suffering” caused by their son.
Donald Trump’s new campaign manager insisted Sunday that the Republican nominee’s long-awaited “pivot” to a more presidential tone is underway. “He doesn’t hurl personal insults,” Kellyanne Conway said on CNN. Except when he’s watching cable news shows like MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” as was clearly the case Monday morning.
Such fiery rhetoric by Pyongyang is not unusual. The North’s “first-strike” units are ready to mount retaliatory attacks on South Korean and U.S. forces involved in the drills, according to the statement, carried by Pyongyang’s state media.
Recent reports claim ride-hailing app Lyft has been quietly trying to sell itself recently, engaging in talks with everyone from current partners General Motors and Didi Chuxing to arch-rival Uber—as well as tech bigwigs such as Apple, Google, and Amazon. The potential sale chat went further with GM, which paid $500 million for a chunk of Lyft several months back, than with any of the other companies, according to the Times. Uber's failure to close a deal with its pink-hued foe may stem in part from the lowball offer the ride-sharing titan made to its smaller competitor.
Matt Graves told authorities his son, Lane Graves, was making sand castles near the water’s edge at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort about 8:30 p.m. on June 14 when an alligator bit the boy’s head and dragged him into the water, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s final investigative report on the incident. Lane Graves, who was about 37 inches tall and weighed about 30 pounds, was standing in ankle-deep water, fetching a bucket of water for his sand castle, right before the attack. “I saw it come out to get him,” Matt Graves told investigators, according to the report.
Tesla has announced a new set of two-year lease deals for the Model S and Model X. According to an email Tesla sent out, a two-year lease deal has been one of the most frequently-requested items for the company's cars. The deal, which applies to the entry-level vehicles equipped with the 60-kWh battery pack, enables interested parties to snap up a Model S for $593 per month or a Model X for $730/month for a 10,000-mile-per-year lease.
A surreal video that purports to show thousands of Pokémon Go players in Taiwan stampeding after a Snorlax — a relatively rare creature in the Pokémon pantheon — could, if confirmed, be indicative of just how all-consuming the smartphone game has become
President Barack Obama returned from vacation Sunday, ready for a busy fall season and more battles with Congress over Zika funding, the federal budget and $400 million the administration paid Iran this year for the never-completed sale of military equipment. Obama is also expected to campaign doggedly throughout October to help elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as president. A theoretically rested president returned to the White House after a 16-day getaway to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, with his wife, Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha, and their dogs. He played 10 rounds of golf and went out to dinner eight times. Throughout Sunday, scores of residents lined roads to watch and wave as the motorcade crisscrossed the island on the last day of Obama’s final vacation there as president. Signs posted around the island’s various towns thanked the family for coming. (TIME)
San Francisco police are searching for a relic believed to trace back to 325 AD that went missing from a Catholic church on Thursday. Sunday mass at saint double its Catholic Church a time for prayer and reflection but today there was sad news for parishioners. Believed to contain a fragment of the true cross the true cross is a relic that goes back.
The announcement by McAuliffe, a Democrat, came a month after the high court blocked an executive order issued in April that had restored voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who had completed their sentences. The order was seen as a possible aid in tipping Virginia, a swing state in this year's presidential election, in favor of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Tasked with shoring up union support for Hillary Clinton, running mate Tim Kaine turned Monday to someone he knew was up to the task: His dad. The Democratic Virginia senator brought his father, Al Kaine, with him to the ironworkers' union national convention. The senior Kaine owned a small union-organized iron working shop in the Kansas City area, and his presence lent a personal touch to the senator's remarks.
It’s currently back-to-school season and John Oliver marked the occasion by focusing his main story on Last Week Tonight on charter schools. “Charter schools unite both sides of the aisle faster than when a wedding DJ puts on ‘Hey Ya,’” he joked. Charter schools are publicly funded but privately run and occasionally controversial institutions, and the U.S. currently has 6700 of them, educating nearly three million students with wildly different results in in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
Locals and law enforcement in one European city have spent the last six years dealing with a a mentally ill Austrian woman who has allegedly scratched 1,000 cars—yet due to a legal loophole, the police are unable to do anything to stop her from further
Germany is planning to urge its citizens to stockpile food, water and other supplies in the event of a catastrophe or armed attack. According to a report by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), citing the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper, the move would be the first of its kind since the end of the Cold War. The mood in Germany has been unsettled recently following a number of horrific incidents.
On Sunday, he took command of the U.S. war on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, tasked with retaking the cities of Mosul and Raqqa, working with (or around) the Russians in Syria, trying to keep Iraqi and Kurdish forces from pointing their guns at one another, and avoiding aerial dogfights between American and Syrian warplanes over Syria’s crowded skies.
A 10-foot snakeskin found on the bank of the Presumpscot River in Maine on Saturday has put the town on the lookout for what may be a giant python on the loose. Residents of Westbrook, Maine have reported scattered sightings of what they’ve named “Wessie,” a giant snake, over the past few weeks, but those reports had died down until the Saturday discovery. The Westbrook Police said in a Facebook post that experts would determine the snake’s species using a sample of the skin.
Authorities say wildfires burning in eastern Washington have destroyed at least 16 homes. The state Department of Natural Resources says a blaze just west of Spokane near the town of Davenport had destroyed at least six homes and scorched more than 9 square miles by Monday. The Washington State Patrol says another wildfire, south of Spokane near the town of Spangle, destroyed at least 10 homes and numerous other buildings Sunday.
Authorities say Lorena Barrera was in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles Friday when she reportedly climbed a three-foot wall that keeps visitors back from the precipice. While making her way to the cliffside, authorities believe the 21-year-old tripped over her flip-flops before tumbling 100-feet to her death, KCBS reports. Barrera's body was discovered at the bottom by the Los Angeles Fire Department.
(Reuters) - A system about 300 miles south-southwest of the southern Cape Verde islands is developing into a tropical depression and has a near 100 percent chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday
US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is better than her Republican rival Donald Trump on security for NATO allies, the Czech prime minister said Tuesday, echoing leaders of other alliance members in eastern Europe. "Considering the pre-election statements made by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, from the point of view of guarantees for the allies, I see more security if Clinton is elected," Bohuslav Sobotka told the Czech financial daily Hospodarskie Noviny (HN). Clinton, a former US secretary of state, offers "a greater guarantee of maintaining trans-Atlantic cooperation," Sobotka added.
“We continue to expect the slight revenue decline in the first half to be offset by slight growth in the back half,” Chief Financial Officer Corie Barry said in a statement. Best Buy said sales rose for home theater systems, major appliances and computing products, as well as smartwatches, but declined for mobile phones and gaming. Best Buy also forecast revenue of $8.8 billion to $8.9 billion for the third quarter, while analysts on average were expecting $8.77 billion.
Zachary Todd Anderson, 25, who was friends with the young girl’s parents, was staying overnight in the family’s home when he disappeared with 5-year-old Alayna Ertl and her father’s truck, police said. Authorities tracked the truck to a cabin Anderson owns about 90 minutes north of Alayna’s Watkins, Minn. home, and found Anderson alone in a wooded area about a quarter mile away, according to a statement from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Anderson told the officers where to find Alayna’s body in a “swampy wooded area a few hundred yards from the cabin,” the statement said.
High school students who perform well in school, have better test scores and complete higher-level classes are more likely to move to and work in markets where there are more college-educated people in the workforce, according to a new study. In the report, presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, researchers looked at data from 14,825 sophomores in more than 1,000 U.S. high schools who were first surveyed in 1980, then four more times until 2014, when they were about 50 years old. The researchers wanted to understand how cognitive skills, school performance and college preparation influenced where people moved between high school and middle age.
Twitter has been aflame with reports that the United States is moving the few dozen nuclear weapons stored at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey to Deveselu military base in Romania. It’s most likely Russian propaganda, all part of an elaborate strategy to build opposition to U.S. missile defense efforts and deflect criticism of Moscow for violating arms control treaties. The evidence to suggest that there are U.S. bombs in Romania is pretty thin.
For the second year in a row, the number of people killed in traffic fatalities increased substantially from January through June. New data from the National Safety Council found approximately 19,100 people were killed in crashes on U.S. roads during the first six months of the year, a 9 percent increase over the same period in 2015. There is also an alarming number of teenage drivers who are willing to use social media behind the wheel, the council found.