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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Thursday said Russia’s cyberattacks on election infrastructure were meant to “cause chaos” for both political parties. “I haven’t seen any evidence that the attempt to interfere in our election infrastructure was to favor a particular political party,” Nielson said during the Aspen Security Forum when asked whether Russia attempted to help President Donald Trump win the 2016 election.
Walter Carr of Birmingham, Alabama, found himself in quite the predicament last week. A couple of hours into his trek, Carr stopped in a bank parking lot to take a break because his legs hurt. As he rested, a police car drove up, and an officer, identified as Mark Knighten, asked Carr if he was OK.
What screams tropical vacation getaway more than a pina colada? Pina colada cookie cups! Check out the recipe on this episode of Best Bites!Ingredients:COOKIE CUPS3/4 cups (168g) salted butter, room temperature1 cup (207g) sugar1 large egg, room temperature
“Student debt is the number one deterrent for students when applying to medical school,” she told local outlet ABC 13. “This generous gift will allow such students an opportunity to attend and ultimately lead the future medical workforce.
Police arrested celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado on Thursday, five days after he went on the run following the death of a patient he gave injections to enlarge her buttocks. Known as "Dr. Bumbum" — Brazilian slang for backside, Furtado was arrested at an office complex in Rio de Janeiro's Barra de Tijuca neighborhood. Police also arrested his mother, Maria de Fatima Barros, who worked with him.
While it has long been known that volcanic eruptions can alter global climate patterns, less has been documented on the impacts of localized weather patterns following an increase in nearby activity. The year of 1816, better known as the "Year Without a Summer," is one example of how global climate patterns were altered in the Northern Hemisphere following the explosive eruption of Indonesian volcano Mount Tambora one year earlier. In recent months, The Big Island of Hawaii has seen an increased amount of volcanic activity from the mighty Kīlauea volcano.
While eating raw turkey is obviously a bad idea, it’s important to be careful when simply handling an uncooked bird. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the mishandling of turkey might be the cause of the new widespread Salmonella outbreak that has already reached more than half of the 50 states. On Thursday, the CDC announced an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened at least 90 people across 26 states.
Thousands of pages of U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela were made public on Wednesday, revealing that Washington continued to monitor the South African anti-apartheid hero as a potential Communist menace even after he was released from prison, a group that sued to obtain the papers said. The Washington-based group Property of the People released the papers to mark the 100th anniversary of Mandela's birth. "The documents reveal that, just as it did in the 1950s and 60s with Martin Luther King Jr and the civil rights movement, the FBI aggressively investigated the U.S. and South African anti-apartheid movements as Communist plots imperiling American security," the group's president Ryan Shapiro said in a statement.
The Philippines issued on Thursday a fresh deportation order for an elderly Australian nun who angered President Rodrigo Duterte, as her lawyers pledged to block her expulsion. Sister Patricia Fox, 71, has been accused of illegally engaging in political activism as the government cracks down on foreign critics on its soil. "We find Fox Patricia Anne, Australian national, in violation of the limitations and conditions of (the Philippines immigration law) and order her deportation to Australia," said the government order shown to AFP by her lawyers.
President Trump said on Wednesday that Russia is not currently targeting U.S. elections, contradicting his own director of national intelligence’s warning that the Kremlin is planning another cyberattack on the United States. Before a Cabinet meeting at the White House, Trump was asked by a reporter if Moscow is “still targeting the United States” and its elections. At a separate press briefing more than two hours later, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed the president “was saying ‘no’ to answering questions” — and not responding to the question itself.
Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a Twitter flash mob to free Russian national Maria Butina following U.S. charges that she conspired to influence American politics while covertly working for the Kremlin. The ministry urged people to show support for Butina by changing their Twitter profile photos to a portrait of Butina posted on the ministry’s official Twitter account and Facebook page on Thursday.
After approximately 2,000 years sitting untouched, a black sarcophagus recently unearthed in Egypt has been opened ― and it wasn’t pretty. Authorities in Alexandria removed the massive granite lid on Thursday to reveal the skeletal remains of three people amid sewage water that had leaked in, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced. Mostafa Waziry, the head of the Supreme Council for Antiquities, had some reassuring words in response to media rumors of bad luck. “The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse,” he said, according to the Guardian.
Papa John’s founder John Schnatter resigned last week as chairman over his use of a racial slur, but that incident may have just scratched the surface of the company’s problems. According to an explosive Forbes report published on Thursday, the pizza giant also fosters a toxic workplace culture that includes sexual harassment, nepotism and spying on employees. Several female Papa John’s employees described enduring a pattern of sexist and other inappropriate remarks from male colleagues.
Mexico's leftist President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been enjoying a honeymoon of sorts even with conservative businessmen, but was rebuffed by the Zapatista rebels. The leftist Zapatistas issued a statement Tuesday denying they have had any contact with Lopez Obrador's team and saying they don't want any. The Zapatista leadership taunted Lopez Obrador, noting his aides made an error in saying Pope Francis would participate in their planned forums on bringing peace to violence-wracked Mexico.
Officials with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said that at 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday, 43-year-old Rennie Defoe Jr. walked into the Shell gas station, picked up three 18-packs of Nature Ice beer and walked out of the store without paying. The store’s co-owner, 22-year-old Mehedeum Hasan, was caught on surveillance footage chasing Defote outside of the store with a gun in his hand while Defoe carried the beer to his car.
A salmonella outbreak connected to raw turkey has affected 90 people in 26 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. At least 40 people have been hospitalized due to the Salmonella outbreak, according to the CDC. It is unclear where the Salmonella outbreak is coming from, and the CDC said it is still looking into which supplier or type of raw turkey product is linked to the outbreak.
Richmond International Airport officials issued an apology to a Richmond mom who was breastfeeding her son at the airport.
Facing continued backlash over his comments at his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his attempt to clarify them, President Trump on Wednesday accused his critics of being “haters” who wanted to see his diplomatic efforts fail. “Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia,” Trump tweeted. The tweet mirrored comments by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who expressed support for Trump’s embrace of Putin while dismissing his many critics.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again threw cold water on NATO, an intergovernmental military alliance between the U.S. and 28 other countries. Trump expressed skepticism over the decades-old defense pact, which obligates member countries to defend any other member country that comes under attack, during an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. When Carlson asked why the U.S. should protect a country like Montenegro, which joined NATO last year, Trump said he has asked himself the same question.
Elon Musk apologized to the British cave diver who was the subject of a slew of insults following last week’s rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a Thai cave. Musk said his comments against Vernon Unsworth, which included the use of the term “pedo,
A father in Washington state caused a two-car crash when his 2-year-old daughter accidentally tossed her beloved “Blinkie” out the window while they were driving on the highway. Luckily no one was hurt and she was reunited with the toy.
Police quickly rounded up 18 of the 22 men, including an elevator operator, gardener, housekeeper, electrician, security guards and plumbers in and around the apartment complex where the girl’s family lives in Purasawalkam, according to the Times Of India. There are conflicting reports about the girl’s age. Times of India reported the victim is 12, while other outlets gave her age as 11. The girl told police that an elevator operator named Ravi Kumar, 66, first sexually assaulted her when she arrived home from school before she entered her family’s apartment.
A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon known as Dr. Bumbum was arrested Thursday over the death of a patient in a botched operation after spending four days on the run. Denis Furtado, who calls himself Dr. Bumbum on social media, was arrested in an office building thanks to a tip from an anonymous telephone caller, police said. Furtado was considered capable of performing magic on women's bodies, in particular their bottoms, and became known throughout the country for his expertise.
By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - A company claiming to have found the wreck of a Russian warship with $130 billion in gold "treasure" off the coast of South Korea has drawn scepticism from researchers and regulators in Seoul. Shinil Group, which lists a Singapore address on its website, said on Tuesday it had discovered the wreck of the Dmitrii Donskoi, a Russian armored cruiser built in the 1880s and sunk in 1905 after battling Japanese warships. Shinil Group representatives did not respond to requests for comment, but its news release said the company was the "only entity in the world" to have discovered the ship.