If you’ve ever squirmed through a mean-spirited, ill-advised wedding toast delivered by somebody’s inappropriate drunk uncle, then you’ll have some sense of the feeling in the room at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel Thursday night, where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton attended the annual fundraiser for Catholic charities known as the Al Smith Dinner. The event has become a regular stop near the end of the presidential campaign cycle over the past decade, though its history stretches back more than 70 years. Over time, nominees have been invited or excluded based largely on their relationships with the Catholic Church.
Ready or not, here it comes: Mercedes-Benz will reveal its pickup truck on October 25th. The truck will be revealed in Sweden at 6:30 p.m. local time, in an event hosted by a who’s who of Daimler bigwigs: Daimler chairman and automobile division head
By Yeganeh Torbati and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has few good options and limited leverage as it struggles to craft a response to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's increasingly hostile rhetoric towards the United States and his warm embrace of China. For months, Washington has played down Duterte's anti-American insults and broadsides. Duterte's latest outburst, less than three weeks before the U.S. presidential election, casts further doubt on the seven-decade U.S.-Philippine alliance and threatens to further undermine President Barack Obama's faltering "pivot" to Asia as a counterbalance to China's growing assertiveness.
Three men accused of plotting to bomb Somali immigrants in western Kansas were only preparing to defend themselves in the event of "massive social upheaval" as they accumulated firearms and ammunition, a defense attorney said Friday. The arguments were the first glimpse into the unfolding defense strategy for three men prosecutors say where conspiring to detonate truck bombs at an apartment complex where 120 Somali immigrants live in the meatpacking town of Garden City. Prosecutors contend Stein was the leader of a militia group called The Crusaders, though his attorney, Ed Robinson, denies his client even knows of such a group.
Maxx Porter set up a trap for Christopher Waide to get him talking about what happened to Lea Porter. I maintain my innocence, but I would like a lawyer. Reporter: 23yearold Christopher Waide with his buttondown shirt and goatee looks like a geeky college
Real Madrid’s superstar soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys an annual salary of $35 million, making him one of the highest paid athletes in the world. Tour Ronaldo’s garages and you’ll find a Bentley Continental GTC, a Bentley GT Speed, a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, a Ferrari 599 GTO, a Ferrari F430, a Porsche 911 Carrera 2S, an Audi R8, an Audi RS6, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, and a Bugatti Veyron. Could Ronaldo have opted for the LP 750-4 SuperVeloce Aventador, with that extra 50 horsepower?
The "Jungle" migrant camp on France's northern coast will be cleared of its residents on Monday before being demolished, authorities said Friday. Migrants at the camp in the ferry port of Calais will begin boarding 145 buses at 8:00 am (0600 GMT) Monday to take them to nearly 300 temporary accommodation centres dotted round France. The camp has strained relations between France and Britain, the country most of its residents are trying to reach.
American and coalition military officials have said for weeks they expect the Islamic State to go underground and revert to guerrilla tactics once they’re pushed out of Mosul. Early reports say about two dozen civilians and security forces have been killed, and some of the terrorist fighters are holed up in a hotel in the city. While the guns rage in Kirkuk, another group of ISIS fighters — including three suicide bombers — hit a power station north of the city, slaughtering over a dozen workers, including some from Iran, according to reports.
A volunteer firefighter in Minnesota responded to a call of a fatal crash over the weekend only to discover a victim in the wreck was his own teenage son. Randy Peterson answered a call of a two-car collision Sunday night in the town of Borup. Authorities say Carter Peterson was heading home when he was broadsided by a pickup.
Ethan Soderberg, a senior at University of Wisconsin-Madison, only plans to vote for Hillary Clinton if the election is close. The Green Party’s Jill Stein is his preferred candidate. “I don’t think she’s as progressive as she portrays herself to be,” Soderberg said of Clinton.
It's a common misconception, but Henrik Fisker’s new electric sedan does not have gullwing doors. Those are butterfly doors, like the ones on the Mclaren F1. The image, which was released on designer-turned-carmaker Henrik Fisker’s official Twitter account on Thursday, depicts a sleek, coupe-like four-door that, to our eyes, vaguely resembles a cross between the Porsche Mission E and the Infiniti Q60. According to Business Insider, Fisker revealed a few additional details about the new car in a letter sent out to select members of the media.
BENGUET, Philippines/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, killed at least 12 people and inundated vast tracts of rice and corn fields, officials in Manila said on Friday, before it took aim at Hong Kong. Eight of the victims were from the Cordillera region, said Ricardo Jalad, chief of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, citing reports the agency received from provincial officials. In Cagayan alone, where the super typhoon made landfall late on Wednesday with destructive 225 kph (140 mph) winds and heavy rain, between 50,000-60,000 hectares of rice fields were flattened and flooded, said the provincial governor Manuel Mamba.
Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn says investigators are looking into texts between an officer accused of sexual assault and his sergeant mentor. Prosecutors charged Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown Thursday with multiple counts of sexual misconduct. Court documents say the morning after the alleged assault Heaggan-Brown texted his mentor, Sgt. Joseph Hall, saying he had messed up and needed help.
This is the lush, tropical side of Maui, where rain falls hard and guts great canyons through lava flows and sticky red mud. Is this a realistic test for the average workday for Toyota’s hardcore off-roader, the Tacoma TRD PRO? Maui is covered in Tacomas.
The head of a Bangladeshi Islamist group accused of staging a deadly siege at a cafe and the killing of several foreigners died while trying to evade arrest earlier this month, security officials said Friday. Abdur Rahman died in hospital on October 8 after jumping from the fifth floor of a building on the outskirts of Dhaka during a raid by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), an elite security unit. The identity of Rahman, who was leader of the Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), was later confirmed through his possessions and by his family, who were shown pictures of his body, the RAB said in a statement.
Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world's best known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability. The attacks struck Twitter, Paypal, Spotify and other customers of an infrastructure company in New Hampshire called Dyn, which acts as a switchboard for internet traffic. The attackers used hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices that had previously been infected with a malicious code that allowed them to cause outages that began in the Eastern United States and then spread to other parts of the country and Europe.
A Cass County sheriff's official confirmed Friday that all six members of a rural southeast Nebraska family were killed in a house fire this week. Autopsies were performed Friday, but no results have been released, Lamprecht said. "I drove by there yesterday, and I know there were at least five Nebraska state fire marshal investigators on the scene," Lamprecht said.
Onlookers gather at the site where a man was killed in a shootout with police in Manila, Philippines; German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives on the second day of the EU summit in Brussels; and newly displaced people wait to receive food supplies at a
First lady Michelle Obama probably helps Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail more than President Obama does, White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Friday. “Based on the strong support and deep respect that people across the country have for her, based on the compelling personal argument that she’s been making in support of secretary Clinton, and she’s also quite talented in her own right at delivering a speech, and those things I do think combine to make her a very powerful advocate for secretary Clinton — and probably the most powerful advocate that secretary Clinton has,” Earnest told reporters at his daily briefing.
The ladies of "The View" discuss how the presidential race is difficult to justify to children. Last night's debate and really innocent tied election as men as you would just bring enough solemn. Nasty. And I'm symbol and what does it say to us about
Tesla is working to start up a ride-sharing service called the Tesla Network that will compete against established companies like Uber and Lyft, the company stated on its website. "Please note that using a self-driving Tesla for car sharing and ride hailing for friends and family is fine, but doing so for revenue purposes will only be permissible on the Tesla Network, details of which will be released next year," reads a paragraph on the company's website. From the statement, it appears Tesla may attempt to lock owners out of full autonomy if they are caught using their cars for ride hailing and car-sharing services.
Mexico's government moved closer on Thursday to its goal of extraditing notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States by February, after a judge rejected an appeal. The attorney general's office said in a statement that a tribunal in Mexico City ruled against Guzman. The Foreign Ministry had approved the Sinaloa drug cartel chief's extradition in May, but his lawyers fought the decision in district court.
Bao Bao the female giant panda will leave the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. early next year and move to China under a breeding agreement, officials at the zoo said on Thursday. Three-year-old Bao Bao, who was the first surviving cub born at Smithsonian's National Zoo since 2005, has enchanted zoo visitors and others who watched her via live "panda cam" footage. "She's captured the hearts of people all over the world who watched her grow up ... and she has been an ambassador for conservation," Brandie Smith, associate director of animal care at the zoo, said in a statement.
Venezuela's opposition Friday urged "resistance" after the government blocked its efforts to force a recall vote on President Nicolas Maduro, but vowed peaceful action to keep a political crisis from erupting into violence. "The government wants violence or submission," said Jesus Torrealba, spokesman of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), the center right-dominated opposition coalition. A country under a dictatorship must fight bravely for a vote," he told reporters during a break in the MUD's emergency meetings.
For years, Shanna Niehaus had seen her son Kai attempt to make friends — but to no avail. A photo showing Niehaus sobbing silently behind her son and his dog, named Tornado, was posted to the 4 Paws for Ability Facebook page, where it has been shared thousands of times.