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President Trump’s efforts to undermine the credibility of independent law enforcement agencies inside the federal government have focused heavily on Andrew McCabe, the former acting FBI director who was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last Friday. Trump has publicly criticized McCabe numerous times for supposed bias because his wife was a Democratic candidate for the state senate in Virginia who received campaign contributions from a close ally of Hillary Clinton.
Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, there are signs of recovery. Agence France-Presse photojournalist Ricardo Aduengo recently returned to where he took some of his most striking post-hurricane shots to show how the island’s transformation is progressing. The images are promising, but Puerto Rico still has a long way to go.
New details are emerging about the investigation into the Austin bombings and the background of the suspect, Mark Conditt, including how police were able to track down Conditt's movements.
Police on Wednesday said they had located a recorded “confession” on a cellphone found in the possession of the Austin, Texas, bomber. At a news conference Wednesday evening, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said authorities found the roughly 25-minute recording on a cellphone belonging to Mark Anthony Conditt. In the recording, Conditt described in detail the six bombs that detonated or were discovered this month.
At the end of this week, shortly after 7:00 Thursday evening Eastern time, the planet Mercury will enter apparent retrograde motion, marking the beginning of a three-week span of misfortune down on Earth. At least, that is, according to proponents of astrology, who have made the phrase “Mercury in retrograde” (or the more grammatically correct “Mercury retrograde”) an increasingly buzzy phrase over the past few years. Retrograde motion is when a planet appears, when observed from Earth, to reverse direction.
On Wednesday, the Sacramento Police Department in California released videos of the March 18 fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was shot as many as 20 times by officers.
A hardline Syrian rebel faction said Wednesday it had agreed with the regime to evacuate a bombed-out town in the Eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus. It is the first deal reached in Ghouta for a mass exit of rebels and civilians since Syrian government troops launched an offensive on the enclave a month ago. "The deal between the regime and rebels in Harasta sees rebels exiting the city with their weapons, and whichever civilians want to leave, to northern Syria with Russian guarantees," said Munzer Fares, spokesman for the Ahrar al-Sham group in Ghouta.
Federal investigators say they've confirmed that workers were adjusting a tension rod on a newly installed portion of a pedestrian bridge when it collapsed on a busy highway, killing six people. The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday said that workers were adjusting a second tension rod on the north end of the span last week after having done the same on the south end just before. When completed, the bridge was to span a highway and canal and connect Florida International University's campus to the neighboring community of Sweetwater.
Former CIA Director John Brennan says President Trump’s decision to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his reelection shows that Trump is “afraid of the president of Russia” — and that Moscow may have compromising information about the U.S. leader. “They may have something on him personally,” Brennan said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday. Trump delivered the congratulatory message to Putin in a phone call on Tuesday.
Chrissy Metz says she was “a tough cookie” growing up, but that didn’t stop her stepfather from abusing her. The “This Is Us” actress, in People magazine’s April cover story, talks about her hard teenage years and her upcoming memoir, This Is Me, which
A Fly Jamaica Airways crew member was arrested with four packages of cocaine taped to his legs, after arriving at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said Hugh Hall had travelled to the airport from Montego Bay, Jamaica, when he was discovered. Approximately nine pounds worth of white powder were seized, which tested positive for cocaine.
Police helicopter and body camera footage shows the moment two California cops killed Stephon Clark, an 22-year-old unarmed black man, in a hail of gunfire. Two officers with the Sacramento Police Department shot at Clark 20 times on Sunday night after police received a call about car break-ins. Clark, a father of two young children, was armed only with a cellphone when he died, and was in his own backyard.
From product discounts to healthcare plans to dog parks on the premises, LinkedIn analyzed U.S. workplaces based on factors such as job demand, job retention, job seekers’ engagement with the company and job seekers’ engagement with current employees of the company.
Police say someone dropped off a box containing an artillery simulator at an Austin Goodwill that detonated, injuring an employee and triggering a bomb scare. Austin assistance police chief Ely Reyes says Tuesday night's blast wasn't related to bombings that have killed two people and severely wounded four others since March 2. The latest explosion in Austin reminded Shahla Mohnandshaw of home, but not in a good way.
Billionaire J.B. Pritzker won Illinois’ Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, defeating five rivals on the strength of record-setting campaign spending. Pritzker, an heir to the Hyatt hotel chain and former private equity magnate, spent nearly $70 million of his own fortune to clinch the Democratic nomination ― more money than any Illinois candidate has ever spent in a statewide race. Pritzker, 53, is due to face off against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in a November election that analysts predict will shatter even more fundraising records.
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday night stayed the execution of a convicted murderer-rapist after lawyers and advocates warned the punishment could subject him to intense suffering because of his rare illness. Russell Bucklew had been scheduled to die by lethal injection in the state of Missouri. "The United States Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution for Russell Bucklew, pending further review of his appeal," the Missouri Department of Corrections said in a statement which gave no reason for the decision.
A clash between the authority of a sovereign Indian nation and non-native officials is shaping up in Florida, where tribal police entered a hospital in Miami to seize a newborn from her parents, a Miccosukee mother and a white father. Two days after the girl was born, tribal detectives entered Baptist Hospital, which is outside the tribe's reservation in the Everglades, and took Ingrid Ronan Johnson from her parents, Rebecca Sanders and Justin Johnson. The Miami Herald reported that the Miccosukee police were accompanied by Miami-Dade officers and carried a court order.
President Trump, who frequently boasts about his intelligence, has just as frequently stumbled in spelling errors in his tweets — even about sensitive topics, such as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of interference in the 2016 election. On Wednesday, for example, Trump used Twitter to relay a statement from Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz about Mueller. “‘Special Council [sic] is told to find crimes, wether [sic] crimes exist or not.
A man who got his head stuck in a reclining movie seat has died as a result of his injuries. Ateeq Rafiq, a 24-year-old father in Birmingham, England, was seeing a movie on March 9 when he bent down to retrieve a phone that had dropped between the reclining
Russia’s foreign minister threatened on Wednesday to retaliate against Britain for "anti-Russian measures", with the two countries at loggerheads over the poisoning of a spy in southern England. Mr Lavrov urged the British government to "respond calmly" over the March 4 attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who remain in critical condition.
Surveillance video shows Stephen Paddock taking suitcases up to his hotel room in the days before the Las Vegas massacre; Adam Housley reports from Los Angeles.
The suspect thought to be behind a spate of bomb attacks in Austin, Texas, has been killed in an explosion after being cornered by police. Police in Texas are hunting for clues as to what drove the unemployed young man to apparently launch a bombing spree that terrorised the region. While searching for possible accomplices and warning people to be on the alert for suspicious packages, officials said that 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt is suspected of posting and triggering the bombs that killed two people and injured six.
“Star Trek” legend William Shatner set his phasers on Facebook after a sponsored ad circulating on the social media platform’s Messenger service falsely claimed he had died. A Twitter user alerted Shatner to the premature news of his death on Wednesday afternoon, the day before the actor turned 87. Shatner responded by asking Facebook to investigate.
By Andy Sullivan CHICAGO (Reuters) - Democratic Representative Dan Lipinski held off a stiff challenge from businesswoman Marie Newman to win a nationally watched congressional primary in Illinois that pitted a long-serving centrist incumbent against the party's liberal wing. Newman conceded on Wednesday morning, more than 12 hours after polls closed. With 97 percent of precincts reporting, Lipinski held on to a 51 percent to 49 percent lead.