The New York Times published a resounding endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday — in the hope that it will persuade readers who are reluctant to cast a vote for another Clinton. The paper’s editorial board explained that in any normal election year, it would compare the candidates on the issues side by side, but that it would be a fruitless endeavor this time around. “A comparison like that would be an empty exercise in a race where one candidate — our choice, Hillary Clinton — has a record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas, and the other, Donald Trump, discloses nothing concrete about himself or his plans while promising the moon and offering the stars on layaway,” the board wrote.
J. Gerald Smith, an 82-year old Uber driver, died this week after a yellow Lamborghini Murciélago struck his Buick Enclave, which was sitting at a stop sign. Roger Wittenberns, the 60-year old multimillionaire health club mogul, was behind the wheel of the Murciélago at the time of the wreck. Mr. Smith was a retired real estate agent.
Charlotte police released dramatic video Saturday that shows officers with guns drawn surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles and falls. The footage of the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott was released amid days of protests, including an outpouring by hundreds earlier Saturday, which coalesced around demands for the public to see the video. In the dashboard camera video released Saturday night, Scott could be seen slowly backing away from his SUV with his hands down, and it's not apparent if he's holding anything.
The R35 Nissan GT-R, the first generation sold in America, arrived at the L.A. Auto Show nine years ago. The spec (478 hp, 434 lb-ft.) put it squarely in period supercar territory. And the price, under $70,000, had everybody in fits. When the first GT
The United States accused Russia of “barbarism” in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost “impossible”. A diplomatic solution to the fighting looked unlikely as U.S. and Russian diplomats disagreed at a U.N. Security Council meeting called to discuss the violence, which has escalated since a ceasefire collapsed last week. Rebels, who are battling President Bashar al-Assad’s forces for control of Aleppo, said any peace process would be futile unless the “scorched earth bombing” stopped immediately. Capturing the rebel-held half of Syria’s largest city, where more than 250,000 civilians are trapped, would be the biggest victory of the civil war for Assad’s forces. They have achieved their strongest position in years thanks to Russian and Iranian support and launched a fresh offensive for a decisive battlefield victory on Thursday. Residents and rebels say thousands have been killed in the new strikes. “What Russia is sponsoring and doing is not counter terrorism, it is barbarism,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, told the 15-member council. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, witnesses and state media said. Hattar, a Christian and an anti-Islamist activist, was arrested last month after sharing on social media a caricature depicting a bearded man in heaven smoking in bed with women and asking God to bring him wine and clear his dishes. Lebanon's powerful Shi'ite Hezbollah militant group mourned Hattar as a "brave and vocal voice" against the Takfiris, a derogatory term used to describe hard-line Sunni fundamentalists such as Islamic State.
Aden (AFP) - An apparent US drone strike has killed five suspected Al-Qaeda members in Yemen in the third such attack this week, a security official said on Saturday.Washington is the only government to operate drones over Yemen but only sporadically
Electricity was restored to most of Puerto Rico by Saturday following a rare, island-wide blackout caused by a power plant fire, the territory's power utility said Saturday. "We have been operating under normal conditions since 2:30 a.m.," said Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Executive Director Javier Quintana, noting that 60 hours had passed since power was knocked out for most of the island's 1.5 million homes and businesses, affecting the majority of the island's 3.5 million residents. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla lauded the efforts of utility workers, firefighters, police and emergency management officials during the emergency.
Following revelations by Daily Beast reporter Gideon Resnick regarding investor Palmer Luckey’s financial support of a pro-Donald Trump group, the Oculus co-founder and his Facebook-owned VR company came under scrutiny. Especially since what Luckey is behind is Nimble America, a “sh*tposting” group that boasts it “conquered Reddit and [drives] narrative on social media, conquered the [mainstream media],” and now wants to get its “most delicious memes in front of Americans whether they like it or not.” Memes that, for the most part, degrade Hillary Clinton and her supporters in rather heinous ways. The Daily Beast, among other things, credited Luckey with created and writing for the Reddit account “NimbleRichMan,” which published several posts about its efforts to troll the presidential election with anti-Clinton memes and other viral ephemera.
If she wins election in November, the conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton’s handling of foreign affairs will be less restrained than Barack Obama’s, and that she’d be more willing to use military force to advance U.S. objectives in various corners of the world. Unlike some of the things of which Clinton has been (bizarrely) accused, this particular claim isn’t without some basis. As I’ve observed, most of her close advisors are card-carrying liberal interventionists (or worse), which reinforces concerns that a future Clinton administration would be ready to repeat the same policies that have consistently disappointed in the past.
The man who police said shot and killed five people inside of a Washington mall has been captured and charged with five counts of first degree murder, according to police. Arcan Cetin, 20, was arrested Saturday night after police deployed several search teams in a 24-hour manhunt for the suspect, police said. According to Lt. Mike Hawley of the Island County Sheriff's Office, he was in his patrol car when he saw Cetin walking near his own residence in Oak Harbor, Washington.
Key the term “Rijkspolite” into Google Images, and it’ll return pages upon pages of awesome and unusual police vehicles. Vintage Range Rovers, Volvo and BMW E30 wagons, a Mercedes 190E sedan, Citroën H vans. But the Rijkspolite, the Netherland’s state
On Saturday, the Nürburgring hosted the ADAC Barbarossapreis race, the eighth event on the VLN Endurance Championship calendar. The Germs dominated on home turf, handily sweeping the Nordschleife podium. The No. 8 HARBIO Mercedes-AMG GT3 took the overall
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio's practice of rescinding voter registrations from people who fail to cast ballots is illegal, a court ruled on Friday, the latest legal decision affecting voting rights ahead of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati reversed an earlier ruling by a federal judge in June and could lead to the reinstatement of thousands of voters in the politically crucial swing state of Ohio. "We don't believe that any voters should be removed from the rolls simply because they haven't voted in a few elections," said Mike Brickner, senior policy director at the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought a lawsuit against the practice along with other advocates.
Pope Francis on Saturday called for a "sincere dialogue" between Christians and Muslims as he met grieving relatives and survivors of France's Bastille Day attack, in which a jihadist ploughed his truck into a crowd. The pope, who this week denounced violence in the name of religion, declaring "there is no God of war", met 180 people who were wounded or left traumatised or bereaved by the July 14 attack in Nice which claimed 86 lives.
After fleeing North Korea to avoid extreme poverty and oppression, the young woman allowed a stranger to arrange a marriage for her with a rural Chinese farmer because she had nowhere to go. "There are South Korean laws, Chinese laws and North Korean laws, but none of them can help us," said Kim Jungah, 40, a North Korean defector living in the South who was separated from her child in China.
In a story Sept. 23 about a bill to protect whales from fishing gear for Dungeness crab, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an environmental group that backed the legislation. The group is the Center for Biological Diversity, not the Center for Environmental Diversity.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is currently visiting the United States, will separately meet U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday, campaign sources and Israeli officials said.
With Apple still reportedly interested in entering the automotive space, a wild new rumor emerged earlier this week claiming that Apple was interested in acquiring McLaren Technology Group. While initial reports claimed that Apple was interested in acquiring the entirety of McLaren’s business, a McLaren spokesperson quickly reached out to various media outlets and denied that any full takeover talks had taken place.
An Arkansas teenager was arrested after allegedly urging a three-year-old boy to smoke weed in an incident that was captured on video, Arkansas police said. Lamel Yancy, 17, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after he posted the video to his Facebook page, according to police. A YouTube user later posted the video to the site.
The first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African-Americans is now open. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama opened the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall by ringing a bell from a historic African-American church. The museum is the 19th and the newest of the Smithsonians. The push for the museum began in 1915 with African-American Civil War veterans looking for a way to commemorate America’s black experience. Former President George W. Bush signed the law authorizing the construction in 2003. Georgia Congressman John Lewis co-sponsored legislation authorizing the museum. The civil rights icon said the bronze-colored museum “is more than a building, it is a dream come true.” (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Last spring, Ian Simmons made a pledge. On the occasion of his Reddit Cake Day, the artist announced an ambitious 365 project: Create an original illustration from a famous movie quote every day for one entire year. Dude delivered. And the results are
It was back on this day in 1789 that Congress passed the act that officially created the federal judiciary system that included the Supreme Court and other federal courts. The Supreme Court itself was part of the Constitution. Article III said “judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court.” The details were left to Congress, which debated the Judiciary Act for several months and passed the final measure on September 24, 1789.
South Sudan's rebel leader issued a call for renewed war with the government this weekend, declaring the collapse of an internationally-backed peace deal. Former vice president Riek Machar is in exile in Khartoum where he fled following fighting in the South Sudanese capital Juba in July. Machar's leadership of a faction of rebels, known as the SPLA/IO, is in question with former ally Taban Deng Gai having taken his position in government and international backers of the peace plan urging that efforts to end the war should move ahead, with or without Machar.