The former FBI director has some words for the president after he tweets about the abrupt firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.'Who is honorable and who is not' »
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended his “konnichiwa” response to a House member of Japanese descent when she asked him about funding to preserve World War II internment camps. “How could ever saying ‘Good morning’ be bad?” Zinke said to reporters on Saturday following a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to The Arizona Republic. Zinke made the comment ― which means “good afternoon” or “good day” in Japanese ― last week during a congressional hearing after Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) recounted that her grandfathers were among those imprisoned by the U.S. government for their Japanese heritage.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions accepted a recommendation that McCabe be terminated over a decision to let FBI officials talk with a reporter about an investigation of the Clinton Foundation during the 2016 election.
A chairlift at a ski resort in the country of Georgia malfunctioned on Friday, causing panic and chaos as passengers were hurled from their seats at high speeds. Onlookers posted videos of the violent scene as the incident unfolded at the Gudauri Ski Resort, located in the south-facing area of the Greater Caucus Mountain Range. During the malfunction, the chairlift traveled in reverse at a high speed, whipping carriers around the terminal and hurling skiers from their seats.
An Amber Alert had been issued for the teen in Mexico after police discovered Yu and Kevin Esterly had taken one-way flights from Philadelphia to Cancun with a layover in Dallas. Yu ran with Esterly, according to reports. An extradition process will begin once Esterly arrives in Miami, reports said.
An engineer who helped design the Miami pedestrian bridge that collapsed on Thursday called the Florida Department of Transportation two days earlier to report cracks he saw on the bridge, but no one answered the phone, FDOT revealed in a statement Friday. FDOT on Friday released a transcript and recording of that message from FIGG engineer Denney Pate. Officials say it was left Tuesday, two days before the newly erected bridge for Florida International University students collapsed over a multi-lane road, killing at least six people.
Cambridge Analytica was able to access user data through a paid personality survey app, which company insider Christopher Wylie told ITN Channel 4 News was used to influence and wage a “culture war” by Steve Bannon during the 2016 election.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined along as Manhattan's Fifth Avenue came alive with the sound of bagpipes, trumpets and lots of green Saturday at the 257th running of New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade. Varadkar, Ireland's first openly gay leader, watched the parade at St. Patrick's Cathedral before joining the march. In remarks, Cuomo said it was "my pleasure to march with him," especially in a parade that long tried to ban gays.
By Neil Jerome Morales MANILA (Reuters) - Ten people died when a small plane crashed into a house north of the Philippine capital on Saturday, aviation and police officials said. The Piper 23 Apache single-engined aircraft, operated by Lite Air Express, had just taken off from a small airport nearby, said Eric Apolonio, spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). "All plane occupants died in the aircraft accident with collateral damage to a house with five occupants who also perished," Apolonio said.
If entrepreneurship was equal parts financially and emotionally rewarding at all times, most of us could safely say that we’d be pursuing our own business in some capacity. The biggest challenge in developing a business as an entrepreneur is being able to find and absorb top-level advice through mentors and others in the industry. Sam Adams’ 'Brewing the American Dream' program seems to be the bridge in that gap of accessibility.
In response to the Parkland, Florida, school shooting last month that left 17 people dead, two Massachusetts state legislators filed a bill Thursday that could force the state pension fund board to pull investments from any company that profits off firearms and ammunition manufacturing. “We take public safety seriously, therefore I felt we should not be investing public dollars in the companies that enable the violence we are trying to prevent,” state Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D), one of the bill’s authors, told HuffPost in an email. “We should not be protecting the state with one hand and enabling manufacturers with the other.
Former Deputy FBI Director McCabe fired after Trump demands it
Senator Chuck Schumer releases a statement after Trump's personal attorney calls for an end to the Russia investigation.
President Donald Trump once again attempted to dismantle the credibility of former FBI deputy director Andrew G. McCabe and former FBI director James B. Comey in several tweets on Sunday that also questioned the work of special counsel Robert Mueller. In a post taking aim at McCabe, who was abruptly fired on Friday for allegedly making an unauthorized disclosure to the news media, the president questioned the legitimacy of memos that the former FBI official reportedly wrote right after he would have conversations with Trump and Comey. Trump reasoned that he personally never saw McCabe write anything down when they met, so he expressed skepticism about the memos.
A Missouri family has been reunited with their dog after the German shepherd was mistakenly flown to Japan this week. Irgo was supposed to fly from Denver to Kansas City after his family moved from Oregon.
Anti-racist protester DeAndre Harris, who was brutally beaten by a group of white supremacists, had the assault charges filed against him dropped after a judge said on Friday the 20-year-old black man was defending himself. On Aug. 12, a violent white nationalist rally took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead at the hands of an alleged white supremacist. Harold Crews, a lawyer and a neo-Confederate League of the South leader, filed a police report against Harris, alleging the 20-year-old hit him over the head with a flashlight while in the parking garage. Officers then arrested Harris in October on a felony assault charge, news that white nationalist cheered online.
Police say a missing Pennsylvania teenager traveled to Mexico with a 45-year-old man, and they encouraged her Friday to return home to her family. Amy Yu and Kevin Esterly bought one-way tickets from Philadelphia to Dallas and then headed to Cancun, Allentown police said. Amy's family previously said the two met at church years ago, and the 16-year-old girl is friends with one of Esterly's daughters.
NASA researchers found that astronaut Scott Kelly experienced molecular changes during his groundbreaking space flight, and while most of his genes returned to normal 7% have not yet changed back.
By Yuna Park and Joseph Campbell SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior North Korean diplomat left for Finland on Sunday for talks with former U.S. and South Korean officials, Yonhap News Agency reported, amid a series of diplomatic encounters ahead of a possible U.S.-North Korean summit. North Korea is pursuing its nuclear and missile programs in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions and has made no secret of its plans to develop a missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. It defends the programs as a necessary deterrent against a possible U.S. invasion.
A former Iranian vice president and chief-of-staff of hardline ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was arrested on Saturday, the website of the Tehran prosecutor said. Esfandiar "Rahim Mashaie was arrested and is in detention," it said, without specifying the reason why he was held. Mashaie served as first vice president in 2009 at the start of Ahmadinejad's contested second term in office.
Homicide detectives opened an investigation on Friday into the collapse of a new footbridge that killed at least six people at Miami’s Florida International University (FIU), as questions began to swirl about the companies behind the structure’s controversial design and construction. Juan Perez, the director of Miami-Dade police department, said criminal charges were possible once exhaustive inquiries by his detectives and state and federal authorities were complete.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed McCabe on Friday, two days before the deputy director was due to take formal retirement. Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy.
In the latest bad pet news to hit United Airlines this week, a flight was diverted after takeoff from New Jersey when it was discovered that a dog had been mistakenly loaded on the aircraft, officials said. United Flight 3996 from Newark to St. Louis was diverted Thursday to Akron, Ohio, to drop off the pet. United said the dog was quickly reunited with its owner, though it wasn’t clear where.
Fox News host Sean Hannity ripped colleague Shepard Smith on Friday after Smith said that people working on Fox News “opinion” programs say whatever they want and provide “entertainment,” not news. Smith’s comments in an interview with Time Magazine published
Gina Haspel's long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency. It's a deep dive into Haspel's past that reflects key questions about her future: Would she support President Donald Trump if he tried to reinstate waterboarding and, in his words, "a lot worse"? Is Haspel the right person to lead the CIA at a time of escalating Russian aggression and ongoing extremist threats?