The Chicago Tribune endorsed Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Friday as a “principled option” beyond the typical red-blue binary. The conservative paper’s editorial board argued that the Democratic and Republican parties have drifted so far from the United States’ political mainstream and failed to nominate suitable candidates to the top of their tickets. The paper’s editorial is as much an indictment of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump as it is an endorsement of former New Mexico Gov. Johnson.
C'est un marriage intéressant. Renault has announced it is partnering with Waze, a first step in a relationship that could see the traffic-fighting navigation software directly integrated into future models. The French carmaker is showing off a Waze-equipped Android Auto prototype setup at the Paris Motor Show this week, giving show visitors a chance to sample the maps in all their glory. In addition to prototyping Waze on Android Auto this week's auto show, Waze will be using Renault-branded map pins to display French electric car chargers on its app to honor the launch of the new ZOE electric car.
Sons of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were likely behind an armed attack on a military convoy on Friday, which left five soldiers dead and 10 wounded, a senior security official said. The attack took place in the early morning on the edge of the city of Culiacan in northern Sinaloa state, along Mexico's Pacific coast, the home base of the Sinaloa Cartel, whose former leader Guzman was recaptured in January. The convoy was transporting a detainee, Julio Ortiz, when it was ambushed by armed men hurling grenades which caused two of the convoy's vehicles to burst into flames, said General Alfonso Duarte, the regional defense ministry commander in charge of Sinaloa.
The European Space Agency bid a poignant farewell Friday to intrepid space explorers Philae and Rosetta, brought to "life" as loveable cartoon characters that it has had to abandon on a cold, dark comet surface. As the real steel and bolts Rosetta spacecraft made a planned crash-landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, its fairytale counterpart is depicted going through a range of emotions as she approaches her end. Cartoon Rosetta grins widely as she beams photos and data home to Earth, then breaks out in a gasp of pleasant surprise as she spots robot lander Philae, her "little brother", asleep between large boulders on the comet surface.
The boot is one of the most nefarious forms of parking enforcement ever devised. Created by New York-based Ideas That Stick, the Barnacle consists of a folding plastic tray with a pair of potent suction cups on its backside. If a meter maid or other law-enforcement official comes across an illegally-parked vehicle, he or she slaps the Barnacle across the windshield, obstructing the driver’s view until said driver calls the company’s hotline and pays the fine.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision Friday to end the US Refugee Resettlement Program in Texas did not come as much of a surprise. Texas has been one of the most aggressive in pushing for more scrutiny of refugees. With the available nongovernmental network and infrastructure supporting refugees in Texas, it appears that refugees in Texas – and new incoming ones – may not be affected that much by Texas pulling out of the resettlement program.
Anthony Goode, 21, who lives in the building where the incident occurred told the Omaha World-Herald that his girlfriend woke him up when she heard an ambulance and that he looked out a window to see two women and a medic carrying a baby to an ambulance. The baby, however, was transported to the Creighton University Medical Center and pronounced dead shortly after.
Berkshire Hathaway (ticker: BRK.A, BRK.B) kingpin Warren Buffett was keeping mum on the Wells Fargo & Co ( WFC) -- until now, given recent speculation on his opinion of the company. Going to the board implies I've gone around [Wells Fargo CEO John] Stumpf, the guy who is under fire," Buffett said to CNBC. Buffett, who is arguably the best investor of all time, holds 320 million shares of WFC stock, or more than 6 percent of the company.
The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. The rumors were correct: The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will be equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 pumping out 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. Owners will see a mild increase in mpg to 15 city and 18 highway compared with the old V-8-powered Raptor.
This time it’s an audio recording of the Democratic presidential candidate speaking to donors at a February fundraiser in northern Virginia, and the subject isn’t just the usual stuff of politics: It goes to the heart of American nuclear strategy. The recording that was passed to the right-leaning Washington Free Beacon website marks another alarming episode in a campaign season marked by a series of digital thefts that security experts believe have been carried out by Russian-backed hackers to disrupt the U.S. presidential election. The hack reinforces concerns that Russia is trying to influence and interfere in the U.S. election in favor of the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, who has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and whose aides have long had friendly ties to Moscow and its allies.
Samsung likely wants nothing more than to put the Galaxy Note 7 debacle behind it, but that isn't in the cards just yet. The ordeal began shortly after Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 launch last month, when BGR was among the first to cover a report from an early adopter whose Galaxy Note 7 exploded while it was charging. Before Samsung fans knew what hit them, the company was issuing a worldwide recall for its hotly anticipated flagship phablet.
By Fedja Grulovic and Marko Djurica VRSKA CUKA, Serbia (Reuters) - Across south-east Europe, governments are throwing up barriers to keep out migrants arriving via Turkey, but numbers are still creeping up as rougher seas lead more to try this Balkan route rather than risk a Mediterranean crossing. Since July, Serbian border guards have stopped more than 10,000 migrants attempting to cross from Bulgaria and Macedonia, but charities have reported sharply lengthening queues for food in Serbian refugee camps over recent days. Last autumn, hundreds of thousands of migrants trekked up from Turkey through the rocky Balkan peninsula, hoping to enter the European Union's passport-free Schengen zone by crossing into Hungary.
Turkey's main opposition party leader on Friday accused the government of seeking to capitalise on the July 15 coup to stifle dissent, and vowed to oppose moves to extend a three-month state of emergency. Tens of thousands accused of links to the group led by US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed by authorities for the attempted coup, have been detained or dismissed from their jobs in a relentless crackdown following the coup. The government has imposed a three-month state of emergency after the botched coup, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested there might be a need to extend the measure even up to a year.
Three of The Drive’s editors—Josh Condon, Will Sabel Courtney, and Sean Evans—recently all had their hands pried from the wheel of a 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB, since none wanted to return it. They discussed the finer merits and detractors of the absurdly fun
Angry protests flared again Thursday night after a family attorney charged that an unarmed black man was unjustly killed by San Diego police, and that officials were trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from video of the shooting. Pamela Benge said her family had escaped strife-torn Uganda to come to the U.S. for safety and she asked why police didn’t just shock her son with a stun gun or shoot him in the leg.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A water station in rebel-held eastern Aleppo was destroyed by bombing on Friday, dealing a further blow to a water system already badly damaged during a week-long offensive by the Syrian army to take back the city's insurgent-held districts
US health authorities on Friday extended to six months a warning to men about the risky time period for sexually spreading Zika virus, which often carries no symptoms but can cause devastating birth defects. Men who live in or have traveled to an area of active Zika transmission are now urged to wait half a year before attempting conception, regardless of whether they have been diagnosed with Zika or showed any symptoms, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "Based on new though limited data, CDC now recommends that all men with possible Zika virus exposure who are considering attempting conception with their partner, regardless of symptom status, wait to conceive until at least six months after symptom onset (if symptomatic) or last possible Zika virus exposure (if asymptomatic)," it said in a statement.
The defense called attention to the lack of evidence, while the prosecution pointed out inconsistencies in Hillary's story. Reporter: This murder trial, any murder trial, is big news in St. Lawrence county, New York. Nick Hillary is charged with second degree murder in the 2011 death of 12yearold Garrett Phillips in potsdam.
Lyle Denniston, our Supreme Court correspondent, previews the Court term that starts on Monday and the challenges potentially brought by a close election and an empty seat on the bench. At the start of a new term on October’s first Monday, the eight Justices might actually be destined to work through next February or even later with the uncertainty over how the political branches – specifically, the White House and the Senate – make up their minds on a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. He died almost eight months ago, and a successor chosen by Obama has been waiting almost seven months for an end to the political impasse over the empty seat. Scalia’s death, and the ideological leanings of the eight Justices now on the court, have raised the prospect that a new ninth Justice could well be in a position, perhaps for years to come, to cast a deciding vote to move the court left or right.
The man was arrested after he walked around an Apple store and smashed several iPhones. And there. It. Won't. And we'll.
An iPhone 7 exploded a few days ago, according to images posted online by the phone’s owner. The iPhone 7 doesn’t appear to have widespread problem like Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, but isolated incidents will always happen. With that, a second incident involving an iPhone 7 is now making the rounds, but this time the phone did not go up in flames.
Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has summoned Russia's ambassador over "unacceptable" comments by Moscow criticising a report into the downing of flight MH17, officials said on Friday. "Responding to the presentation of the initial findings... spokespersons for the Kremlin and the Russian foreign ministry and defence ministry questioned the professionalism, integrity and independence of the Dutch public prosecution service," the Dutch foreign ministry said. "The Russian ambassador was informed that unsubstantiated criticism like this is unacceptable," the ministry said in a statement, issued in The Hague.
The Paris auto show is open to the public from Oct. 1-16. BMW’s Concept X2 compact crossover was unveiled featuring coupe elements of the German luxury automaker’s X1. Big air intakes are positioned on the sides of the new X2 and the kidney-shaped grilles have been restyled with an upside down design and are not connected to lighting systems as in other recent BMW models.
A Tennessee Middle School Counselor is being applauded for her actions that may have saved many lives when she talked down a student who came to school with a loaded gun and extra ammunition. According to Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove, the teen said he planned to kill some teachers and a police officer, but was going to spare students. The 14-year-old "indicated that she (Hudgens) would be the only one to talk him out of it," Breedlove said.
Syrian government forces and rebels fought battles in the center of Aleppo and north of the city on Friday, a week into a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian army to take the entire area, a war monitor and sources on both sides said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a Syrian military source said government forces had captured territory north of Aleppo and buildings in the city center. Syrian state television reported that a child had been killed and others injured by rebel shelling in the government-held al-Ithaa neighborhood of Aleppo.