Four days earlier, Kelly’s 29-year-old son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, stepped on a land mine while leading a patrol in southern Afghanistan. John Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump’s reported pick for Homeland Security chief, never spoke of his fallen son by name during the speech to the Semper Fi Society that he had committed to give long before his son’s death. “We are in a life-and-death struggle, but not our whole country,” Kelly said in his speech.
The video, posted to Facebook last month, shows 22 men standing completely still and brandishing guns outside 5012 Powell Drive in Huntsville. The mannequin challenge is a viral Internet video trend in which people try to stay completely still as if they were part of a Madame Tussauds wax exhibit, typically with the song “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd playing in the background. The shootout video, however, makes use of “Ain’t No Comin’ Down” by TEC & Maine Musik.
For the last 50-plus years, muscle cars have been confronted with a basic problem: more power than traction. Until today, when Dodge revealed the 2017 Challenger GT—the first muscle car with all-wheel-drive straight from the factory. People have been retrofitting AWD systems to muscle cars for years—Ken Block’s maniacal 1,400-horsepower Hoonicorn being the most obvious example—but this marks the first time a carmaker has officially slapped such a drivetrain into a production car.
Pakistani military helicopters on Thursday, Dec., 8, ferried remains of plane crash victims to the capital, Islamabad, as aviation authorities said they opened a probe into the crash that killed 47 passengers and crew the day before in the country’s northwest. The small twin-propeller aircraft was traveling from the scenic mountain resort city of Chitral to Islamabad on Wednesday when one of its engines failed shortly after takeoff and crashed in the hillside village of Gug in the district of, according to Pervez George of the Civil Aviation Authority. The plane belonged to the Pakistani national carrier, the Pakistan International Airlines, and had 42 passengers and five crew members on board, PIA spokesman Daniyal Gilani said.
Hordes of Japanese fighter-bombers swooped down from the sky onto the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, killing thousands of soldiers and sailors, devastating the American fleet, and propelling the United States into World War II with extreme prejudice. Two and a half months of repairs were enough to put her back into service, where she became a workhorse of the Pacific fleet for the rest of the war.
Eva and Erika Sandoval, 2, had the complicated surgery Tuesday at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, California, the Miami Herald reported. The operation to separate the twins can result in a 30 percent chance of fatality, according to the Sacramento Bee. The surgeon leading the twins’ operation was Dr. Gary Hartman.
Ronald dela Rosa, director general of the Philippine National Police (PNP), is treated more like a rock star than a policeman. Aside from President Rodrigo Duterte, dela Rosa is the central figure in the country’s ongoing drug crackdown that began on July 1 — dela Rosa’s first day on the job, one day after Duterte took office. It has earned international notoriety for Duterte — and for dela Rosa, the title of country’s top cop.
Young artists, musicians and educators were among the victims of the deadly warehouse fire that broke out in Oakland over the weekend, killing several dozen attendees of a party in an art space. According to Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Tya Modste, 36 bodies had been recovered as of Sunday from the dilapidated, two-story Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship. The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that the teenage victim was Draven McGill, a junior at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and the son of a deputy for the Alameda County sheriff’s office.
Secretary of state candidate Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., said in an interview Wednesday that the United States cooperating with Russia is a good thing and that China is not America’s friend. “If it’s right for us to join in and cooperate and have a better relationship with Russia in order to defeat radical Islam and to pull China back a bit,” said Rohrabacher, “well that’s a good thing, and that’s what this is all about. Russia is no longer the Soviet Union.
The black South Carolina churchgoers who welcomed Dylann Roof to their Bible study last year thought he was a harmless young man looking for a place to pray, but a survivor of the shooting he is accused of carrying out there called him "evil" on Wednesday. Nine people died in the massacre at Charleston's historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015. Three others at the Bible study, including Felicia Sanders, 59, and her 11-year-old granddaughter, survived.
It’s rare that a vehicle can be so ahead of its time when first introduced that it remains relevant for the good part of a decade. Somehow, the Volvo XC60 has accomplished such a feat with minimal updates and fairly safe styling. The 2017 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD doesn’t look that much different from the 2010 XC60 which is actually quite impressive.
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.
The remains of the 47 passengers and crew who were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines commuter crashed in the north of the country are being sent to Islamabad for identification, a hospital spokesman and the airline said Thursday. Daniyal Gilani, a spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines, confirmed that 42 passengers and five crew members were killed in Wednesday's crash. Junaid Sarwar, a hospital spokesman in the northwestern city of Abbottabad, said only five bodies had been identified as the remains of others were burned so badly that the National Database and Registration Authority could not identify them.
Alfa Romeo announced Thursday that its new sedan, the Giulia would start at $37,995 (without destination fees) here in the U.S. of A. All-wheel-drive is available as a $2,000 option on both cars, and buyers can also add Alfa's $1,250 "Sport Exterior Package" if they're looking for some colorful brake calipers and 18-inch sport wheels. Both the entry-level Giulia and the Ti will arrive on sale in January.
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.
A high school student was shot by a Nevada campus cop Wednesday afternoon after apparently wielding knives at classmates. A young male is seen with two long kitchen knives in startling video footage that was posted to social media after a fight reportedly erupted between two boys at Reno's Hug High School. Police Chief Jason Soto said at a press conference Wednesday night that a Washoe County School District police officer responded to the fight and the 14-year-old failed to follow the commands to drop his weapons.
A 14th-century mass burial pit full of victims of the Black Death has been discovered at the site of a medieval monastery hospital, according to archaeologists. Researchers uncovered 48 skeletons — 27 of which were children — at an "extremely rare" Black Death burial site in Lincolnshire, in the United Kingdom, they said. The presence of such a large burial site suggests that the community was overwhelmed by the number of victims of the Black Death, said lead archaeologist Hugh Willmott, a senior lecturer in European historical archaeology at the University of Sheffield.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is still petitioning the federal government to compensate the Big Apple for protecting President-elect Donald Trump. Since Trump’s election victory, the New York Police Department has had to vastly increase its already intense security for the area. “New York City taxpayers should not be on the hook for 80 percent of the national bill to protect our president-elect and his family’s residence,” he said.
An Irish court on Wednesday released assets worth $100 million to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, part of the former Russian oligarch's global legal effort to recoup billions of dollars seized in the years following his 2003 arrest. Khodorkovsky was Russia's richest man before he fell foul of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Yukos oil company was broken up to pay alleged unpaid taxes. Assets worth $100 million were frozen for over five years as Irish police conducted an investigation in the wake of Khodorkovsky's 2010 conviction in Russia for money laundering.
New cars are often intimidating to first time buyers. The idea of debt is enough to scare most new-comers into a corner without much second thought, but does it have to be that way? Three of the nation's cheapest cars can be had for under $14,000, a sensible
President Bashar al-Assad said a victory for his army in Aleppo would be a "huge step" towards ending the country's five-year civil war, as rebels in Syria's second city lost more ground. In an interview with Syrian daily Al-Watan, published Thursday, Assad said defeating the beleaguered rebels in Aleppo would not put an end to Syria's conflict. "It's true that Aleppo will be a win for us, but let's be realistic -- it won't mean the end of the war in Syria," Assad said.
Prosecutors dropped murder charges Wednesday against a man in the killing of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head while on duty, but did not elaborate on why they no longer consider him a suspect. Police and prosecutors say they're committed to finding the person who shot Wayne State University officer Collin Rose on Nov. 22. "As you can imagine, the officers from the homicide task force, including the Michigan State Police and the Detroit Police Department, have been working diligently and literally ... around the clock, along with members of my office, on this case," Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said at a news conference where she announced charges against Davis were being dropped.
You and I both know that air-cooled Porsches have always been cool. The escalating interest—and skyrocketing market value—of the air-cooled Porsche has been synchronous with the rise of social media, which allows anyone with an internet connection to follow the personalities, coach builders, and collectors upholding the air-cooled tradition. The term “outlaw” is thrown around a lot in the air-cooled community, but Emory is one of the progenitors of this tradition—only without the connotations that come to mind when generally thinking about hot rodding, though.
People across the United States have found themselves obsessed with the case of Sherri Papini, a 34-year-old mother in California who vanished while on a jog last month and turned up weeks later still wearing restraints. Developments have been coming out every few days, with figures like Papini's husband and local police officers revealing details to reporters in frequent interviews about the mysterious incident. Nov. 2, in the afternoon: Papini texted her husband and went for a run in her neighborhood, as was typical for the stay-at-home mom of two, according to the Redding Record Searchlight.