Paula Broadwell is finally breaking her silence over her affair with former CIA director and retired Gen. David Petraeus because she says she wants to reclaim her “own narrative” and career. Broadwell, a former military intelligence officer and biographer, admitted to having an extramarital affair with Petraeus, whom she met while researching a book on his life. Petraeus, who is reportedly being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, later admitted he shared classified information with Broadwell.
Newt Gingrich speaks to the media after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York on Nov. 21. “I have a job,” Newt Gingrich told me this week, when I asked him if there was a job he might accept in the new administration. Yes, he would have accepted the vice presidency had Donald Trump asked him.
A UPS driver has been hailed as a hero after cops say he helped to save a Missouri woman who'd been beaten and held captive by her husband for more than 15 hours. According to police, the driver arrived that morning and, as he took the package from the woman, she wrote "contact 911" on it. The concerned driver did just that and deputies soon arrested 33-year old James Jordan.
With the exception of the addition of the Lamborghini Aventador SV, the 691-horsepower Aventador has remained relatively unchanged since it entered production almost six years ago. A patent unearthed by Autocar showed that a new model called the Aventador S is on its way. There's no official word on what changes the Aventador might be on the receiving end of, but it is likely there will be a moderate physical facelift, as is usually the case for cars deep into their life cycle.
By Isabel Coles MAKHMUR, Iraq (Reuters) - Wearing a camouflage cap over her headscarf, Miaad al-Jubbouri cuts an unusual figure among the hundreds of men fighting to retake a village from Islamic State in northern Iraq. The mother of five was the sole woman among a joint force of Iraqi army and tribal militias who attacked the village of Kanous on Wednesday - one of multiple fronts in a campaign to drive the insurgents from their remaining strongholds in Iraq. Like the men around her, Jubbouri said her motive for taking up arms was hatred of Islamic State, which overran large parts of the country more than two years ago, meting out brutal punishments and killing its opponents, including several of her cousins.
Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio. Hank Wilson with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs says Glenn died Thursday afternoon at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. Glenn then spent 24 years as a Democrat from Ohio in the Senate and briefly made a run for president in 1984.
One of the biggest arguments against electric vehicles is that they take too long to recharge, but in just a few years that complaint might be erased. A start-up in Israel is developing a battery for electric vehicles that can be recharged in as little as 5 minutes—and it'll be here sooner than you think. StoreDot CEO Doron Myersdorf says the company will demonstrate its hyper-charging FlashBattery in 2017.
Conjoined twin girls who shared much of their lower body were successfully separated after a surgery that took 17 hours, their doctors said. The 2-year-old girls, Erika and Eva Sandoval, were born joined from the lower chest downwards, and shared a liver, a bladder and a leg, according to a statement from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, California, where the surgery was performed. The marathon surgery to separate the twins required a team of about 50 doctors, nurses and operating staff, and was finished in the early morning of Dec. 7.
Led by paleontologist Lida Xing of the China University of Geosciences, the breakthrough discovery includes bones, soft tissue and feathers—all of which have been captured within an amber casing. The semi-translucent sample, which was described as being no bigger than a dried apricot, marks one of the earliest moments of differentiation between the feathers of birds and those of dinosaurs.
The father of the knife-wielding 14-year-old shot by a cop at a Nevada high school has come to his son's defense, saying he was reacting to relentless torment from bullies. "He was being bullied," Justin Clark wrote on Facebook Wednesday. The teen was filmed with two long kitchen knives in startling video footage posted to social media after a fight reportedly erupted between two boys at Reno's Hug High School.
Sen. Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a remarkable run during which he shepherded key Obama administration legislation including the sweeping health care law. In an uncharacteristically lengthy and personal farewell speech on the Senate floor, Reid warned of "a new gilded age" ahead and lamented how the Senate has changed. "I hope that everyone would do everything they can to protect the Senate as an institution," he said.
A US Marine Corps pilot whose F/A-18 crashed into the Pacific Ocean has been confirmed dead, a US official said Thursday. Japanese rescuers earlier said they had found the missing pilot, whose plane crashed off the coast of Japan on Wednesday, but they would not say if he was alive. Marine Corps spokeswoman Captain Sarah Burns said the pilot had been "pronounced deceased," and she identified him as Captain Jake Frederick.
Michael Alan Williamson is serving a life sentence for armed robbery and assault and battery with intent to kill. Breaking overnight two major manhunts are under way this morning in this south South Carolina. Prison officials are looking for Michael Williamson who they say broke out of McCormick correctional institution.
Today on Drive Wire: Dodge has announced the first all-wheel-drive muscle car with the 2017 Challenger GT. While we've known about the impending Challenger GT for a couple of months now, the fact that it will be all-wheel-drive instead of the standard rear does come as a surprise. People have been retrofitting all-wheel-drive systems to muscle cars for years, but the new Dodge Challenger GT will be the first muscle car with no retrofitting necessary.
At least 50,000 Islamic State jihadists have been killed by the US-led coalition since it began operations in Iraq and Syria in late 2014, a senior US military official said Thursday. A relentless operation using planes and drones from a dozen or so members of the anti-IS coalition since August 2014 has conducted some 16,000 air strikes against the jihadists in Iraq and Syria -- two-thirds of them in Iraq. "I am not into morbid counts but that kind of volume matters, that kind of impact on the enemy," the official said, calling the 50,000 number a conservative estimate.
As I tap out this Lexus GS F review, I’m doing the insomnia thing in a hotel in Seville, Spain, hours before my first drive of the Lexus LC500, a roughly $100,000 luxury coupe. With its audacious show-car styling—a welcome light in the tunnel for Lexus’ currently murky design language—the LC500 also spotlights the mission of Akio Toyoda, the Toyota chairman, “master driver,” and Lexus chief branding officer, to purge Lexus of boring cars once and for all. As Lexus reminds us in Spain, Toyoda’s 2011 trip to the Pebble Beach car show was spoiled by collectors and media giving him an earful over Lexus’ approach to luxury, which has long prioritized serenity and bulletproof quality over exciting design and performance.
"As soon as I saw the cat, I knew this cat was meant for me and my son," said Kirk Williams, who decided to adopt the poor kitten after seeing his story on the news. "He crawled around with a flash light and saw the cat [shrink-wrapped]," said Dr. Carolyn McCutcheon of Park Animal Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. "I might call him 'Shrink,'" Williams told InsideEdition.com.
Months after heavy flooding destroyed parts of North Korea’s northeastern region in late August and early September, Kim Jong Un’s regime has termed the disaster recovery after mass mobilization a “miraculous victory” for the East Asian country. The heavy rains triggered by typhoon Lionrock in late August and early September led to severe floods in North Korea, leaving hundreds of people dead and tens of thousands others stranded. A mass mobilization movement, referred to as the “200-day battle,” has been credited for the “victory” on the “reconstruction front” in North Hamgyong Province, state-controlled news agency KCNA reported Wednesday.
The GIFs run the gamut across the space agency’s expansive spread of missions. The GIFS have been scattered across the space agency’s GIPHY and Pinterest pages, so feel free to browse them both at your leisure and see what gems you can dig up.
The Senate headed to a vote averting a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats beat a tactical retreat and promised to continue their fight next year for months-long health care benefits for retired miners. "We had no intention of shutting down the government," said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., adding that Democrats would provide enough votes to pass a stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating through April 28. The extended fight over the miners' benefits was intended to "highlight the seriousness of this issue," Schumer said.
In ways small and big, cities across the United States are preparing to look after vulnerable residents during the expected polar vortex. A series of snowstorms across parts of the northern states is expected to be followed by a blast of air that is “substantially colder” than the past week, according to Paul Pastelok, the lead long-range meteorologist for AccuWeather. By mid-December, the northern and central Plains, as well as the Midwest, may be facing temperatures between 5 and 20 degrees F. colder than this week, on average.
A teenager accused of killing a staff member at a youth treatment center and injuring another worker carried out the attacks because he wanted to leave the ranch, not because of a grudge against either person, a Utah sheriff said Wednesday. The 17-year-old suspect from Arizona was checked in last week to the Turn-About Ranch in Escalante, Garfield County Sheriff James Perkins said. The teen used a weapon to hit Jimmy Woolsey, 61, multiple times Tuesday, Perkins said.
An air strike in Iraq has killed dozens of civilians in an area near the Syrian border still controlled by the Islamic State group, officials said. The deadly strike came as Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside Mosul, edging closer to the River Tigris that divides the city and looking for a breakthrough in the seven-week-old offensive. The speaker of Iraq's parliament, Salim al-Juburi condemned the air strike "that targeted a market area for civilians and resulted in the death and injury of dozens of them" in the town of Al-Qaim.
It seems as if Toyota is going to give the 86 a second run in the near future. The current 86, formerly dubbed the Scion FRS, stirred up the sports car coals for Toyota when it was introduced in 2012. The collab project with Subaru got enthusiasts' attention with its rear wheel drive and naturally aspirated engine, but so far, it hasn't been as impressive as the masses have hoped.