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President Donald Trump still can’t seem to move past last year’s FBI investigation into 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The FBI on Monday released copies of a statement former Director James Comey drafted in July 2016 recommending that Clinton be exonerated in the probe of her emails as secretary of state. Some Republican members of Congress accused Comey of prematurely drawing a conclusion, before gathering all the facts.
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.
No matter the flavor, from orange to grape, we have vivid memories of being force-fed a spoonful, only to quickly chase it down with a glass of milk or a treat. England's Helena Lee was trying to feed her newborn Calpol when she remembered reading about this trick -- all you need is a bottle and syringe.
The pilots of an Air Berlin flight that performed a fly-past during the insolvent carrier's last long-haul flight to its hub in Düsseldorf have been suspended, the airline said on Wednesday. The Air Berlin pilot had requested permission from the tower to make a left turn should a go-around be necessary. "We wanted to make a mark, a dignified and emotional goodbye," the Air Berlin pilot was quoted as saying by German broadcaster ZDF.
A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Less than two hours later, Radee Labeeb Prince drove to a used car lot about 55 miles (90 kilometers) away in Wilmington, Delaware, and opened fire on a man with whom he had “beefs” in the past, wounding him, police said. Police cruisers were stationed in medians, and overhead highway signs displayed a description of Prince’s sport utility vehicle and its Delaware license plate.
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 30-year-old newlywed from Dublin, Ireland, died while snorkeling on his honeymoon in the Maldives — just two weeks after getting married
Islamic State militants have lost almost their entire so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria, but that doesn’t mean the United States will be withdrawing thousands of troops sent to fight the terrorists. Despite conquering the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa and kicking it out of nearly all of Iraq, commanders are scarred by what happened after the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, which ultimately led the newly-trained Iraqi army to melt away in front of a few hundred militant fighters just three years later.
Joshua Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman were abducted in Afghanistan on a backpacking trip. The family of the Canadian man freed with his wife and three children five years after they were kidnapped in Afghanistan have implored media to consider the trauma suffered by the family, noting that Joshua Boyle – the only member of the family to speak in public since their rescue – has yet to receive medical or psychological clearance.
President Trump claims he has proof that a Democratic congresswoman is lying, but if his proof is anything like the evidence he’s promised to offer for some of his other controversial assertions, the nation will believe it when — or if — it sees it. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., said Tuesday night that Trump, in a condolence call to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, remarked that “he knew what he was getting into.” The president’s reported comments, which Wilson said she overheard on a speaker phone in the car with Myeshia Johnson and the fallen soldier’s mother, were widely criticized as insensitive, leading to a Trump retort via tweet Wednesday morning: “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof).
John Kelly believes women are “sacred” ― or at least they used to be. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, made the comment during a news conference Thursday afternoon that focused on President Donald Trump’s bungled phone call to the widow of a slain soldier. Kelly lamented that, unlike in the good old days, some things no longer get respect ― like Gold Star families, religion and women. It’s unclear what exactly Kelly was referring to.
Grab a pair of binoculars and your lamest jokes because Uranus will be visible to the naked eye on Thursday night. This combined with tonight's dim, waning crescent moon will make Uranus appear much brighter than any other time of the year. Uranus will begin to rise in the sky during sunset on October 19 and will appear directly overhead around midnight.
Caitlan Coleman, the American woman who spent five years as a hostage of the Taliban, was reportedly rushed to the hospital less than a week after her release from captivity. Coleman was admitted on Monday and remains in the hospital, her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, who was also detained by the Taliban, told The Associated Press. Coleman and Boyle had been backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 when they were abducted by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network.
Alabama on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 by shooting him multiple times in his patrol car, prison officials said. Torrey McNabb, 40, was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. (0238 GMT) at the Hollman Correctional Facility in Atmore.
“You being shot in the leg saved so many people’s lives,” said Ellen DeGeneres, Wednesday, to the Mandalay hotel security guard who was allegedly the first to confront Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock.
Lane Findlay, a spokesman for the Weber School District, told HuffPost that administrators at Weber High School in Ogden became aware of the “shocking” Instagram video on Monday night after it began making the rounds on social media. The teens in the 10-second recording — who can be seen smiling, giggling and shouting “f**k n****rs” — are juniors and seniors, and three are cheerleaders, he said. Findlay told HuffPost that interviews with the girls revealed the video had been recorded a year ago during a break and off school property.
One of the Syrian army's most prominent leaders was killed Wednesday when his vehicle struck a landmine believed to have been planted by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), which is attempting to defend its final stronghold in Syria. Major General Issam Zahreddine was the gray-bearded commander of the 104th Airborne Brigade of the elite Syrian Republican Guard. After Syrian troops lost ground to rebels and jihadis attempting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the brigade became trapped in a three-year ISIS siege on Deir Ezzor's military airport in 2014.
Today marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most controversial land deals in American history: the Alaska Purchase or Seward's Folly. On October 18, 1867, the United States took possession of Alaska from Russia under the terms of a formal land transfer, in a ceremony in the town of Sitka. In today’s popular culture, William Seward is best known for his association with Abraham Lincoln.
“Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof),” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. In an interview with CNN’s “New Day,” Wilson responded to Trump. Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof).
Lulu the black Labrador wasn’t cut out for a career as a bomb sniffer dog. “All dogs, just like most human students, have good days and bad days when learning something new,” the CIA wrote on its website. “But for some dogs, like Lulu, it becomes clear that the issue isn’t temporary.
Billy Joel will soon have three Uptown Girls to worry about! The iconic artist, 68, unexpectedly shared with the Belfast Telegraph that he and his wife are expecting their second child. He wed Alexis Roderick, 35, in July 2015, and she gave birth to their
Southwest Airlines on Wednesday celebrated its first “unmanned” flight on the company’s new fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. The flight staff took a photo of themselves after realizing that the day’s shift was made up of all women, a Southwest spokeswoman told HuffPost in an email.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influential figure in Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party and seen as a potential successor to her husband, is nicknamed "Gucci Grace" for her reputed dedication to shopping. The Herald, a government-controlled newspaper, reported that Grace was suing businessman Jamal Hamed after a deal to have Hamed supply the First Lady with a diamond ring turned sour.
The number of people missing in the deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in California history peaked at more than 2,000 in the hardest hit county but now stands at 50, with authorities believing nearly all of them will be found alive. "The number of dead people we're finding has really slowed down," Sonoma County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Spencer Crum said. Sonoma County bore the brunt of the fires, with 23 deaths and 3,000 homes destroyed in the city of Santa Rosa alone.
The FBI, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, recovered 84 children and arrested 120 suspected traffickers as part of a nationwide initiative to clamp down on the sex trafficking of minors. The staging grounds included hotels, casinos, truck stops, street corners and online, the FBI said. The baby was rescued in Denver, where she and a 5-year-old girl were being offered to an undercover officer in exchange for $600.