Donald Trump declared Tuesday morning that the Air Force should cancel its contract with Boeing to build two new presidential airplanes, asserting that the agreement had a $4 billion price tag. “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. It’s not clear how Trump, who frequently tweets exaggerated or baseless claims, arrived at that number.
The operator of the converted warehouse in Oakland, Calif., where a massive fire killed at least 36 people over the weekend is facing intense scrutiny over his role as de facto landlord of a building that fire officials say was a maze of plywood, tapestries, furniture, art and apparently illegal living spaces. “What am I doing here?” Almena said. A criminal investigation is under way, though it’s unclear whether Almena is the focus.
The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. Last week we discussed how Ferrari and R.M. Sotheby’s were teaming up to auction off the 500th LaFerrari to aid central Italy earthquake victims. Well, the auction occurred this past weekend in Monterey—and the custom Ferrari went for an impressive $7 million, making it the priciest successful auction of a car made in the 21st Century.
On Monday morning, Amazon unveiled its new vision for the future of brick-and-mortar grocery stores: Amazon Go. Amazon says the company brought together the most advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence to eliminate cash registers in a new 1,800-square-foot store in Seattle. Amazon Go is already open to Amazon employees through its beta program and is scheduled to open to the public in early 2017.
The fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 received a hero’s welcome from American enthusiasts. Back in 2014, the special edition muscle car famously clocked a 7m 37s wet lap of the Nürburgring, faster than dry times for the Lamborghini Murciélago and contemporary Porsche 911 Carrera S. No wonder the initial run of Z/28s sold out before arriving at dealerships. Trouble is, Chevy also limited production to 500 units that first model year, which means lots of people missed the boat.
A Southwest Airlines plane had to be diverted Sunday after a baby was born mid-flight. The flight from Philadelphia was headed to Orlando but when the expectant mom went into labor, the plane was diverted to Charleston, South Carolina. Read: Panic on
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he is pushing to extend expiring healthcare benefits for retired coal miners by including a provision in a spending bill Congress hopes to pass this week. In a statement on the Senate floor, McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, said that in conversations with House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan he has insisted that the Continuing Resolution include "a provision to address that issue so these retirees don't lose their healthcare benefit at the end of this year." The fate of the United Mine Workers' health care and pension funds is up in the air as Congress weighs legislation to provide financial support for the soon-expiring benefits, which are at risk of default as coal companies grapple with bankruptcies.
William Sallie's time of death was 10:05 p.m., after an injection of compounded barbiturate pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson, Warden Eric Sellers told witnesses. Sallie, 50, was convicted of murder in the March 1990 shooting death of John Lee Moore in rural south Georgia. When asked if he wanted to make a final statement, Sallie lifted his head to face the witnesses.
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $399 million patent infringement penalty imposed on Samsung for copying Apple's iPhone design, in a case watched for its implications for technology innovation. The shorthanded justices ruled 8-0 that Samsung should not be required to forfeit the entire profits from its smartphones for infringement on design components, sending the case back to a lower court. While the ruling was short on specifics, analysts said it was likely to curb litigation from patent holders expecting to reap big profits from infringement on a component.
The White House on Monday scolded Donald Trump over his controversial telephone call with Taiwan’s leader, charging that the president-elect had broken with four decades of bipartisan foreign policy consensus and angered China without reaping any benefits for the United States. “It’s unclear exactly what the strategic effort is, what the aim of the strategic effort is, and it’s unclear exactly what potential benefit could be experienced by the United States, China or Taiwan, but I’ll leave that to them to explain,” press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily briefing.
Fidel Castro is dead. Castro was believed dead in 1953, after he disappeared during his surprise attack on the Moncada Barracks during an early, failed attempt to overthrow Cuba’s government. Cuba’s President Raul Castro, left, receives the box containing the ashes of Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, in Santiago de Cuba, Dec. 4, 2016.
It's been unveiled! Originally scheduled for release during the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, Buick's forthcoming Regal has reared it's surprisingly gorgeous head. Caught on the streets camouflage and fancy-free, the Buick shows itself in the form of its platform sister, the Opel Insignia.
A Lowe's hardware store in Abilene, Texas, is feeling the praise online after hiring a veteran and his service dog. Air Force veteran Clay Luthy was having difficulty finding a job due to his service dog named Charlotte, who accompanies him at all times.
Sherri Papini and her family have abruptly fled their home in Redding, California, and moved to an undisclosed location in the wake of her abduction, the New York Post reported Monday. According to the New York Post, the family left the house over the weekend and did not take their two dogs with them. A friend of Keith Papini, Sherri's husband, told the Post he could not "answer any questions" about the family's whereabouts.
If you’ve ever had the opportunity to drive both a Hellcat (Charger or Challenger) and Jeep Wrangler, you can certainly appreciate each vehicle's individual capability. The Hellcat and its pavement-scorching 707 horsepower is scary fun and always good for a few smiles and close calls. It's also common knowledge that the Jeep Wrangler is arguably the most capable off-road vehicle from the factory. But what if you could have both in one vehicle?
A street actor dressed as a devil frightens children in downtown Prague on the eve of St. Nicholas in the Czech Republic; military veterans huddle together to hold a United States flag against strong winds during a march to a closed bridge outside the
Authorities in Oakland, California, said on Tuesday they do not expect the death toll from a blaze that engulfed a converted warehouse during a dance party to rise above 36, but could not rule it out as they continued picking through debris. Emergency workers have searched and cleared 90 percent of the charred building, officials told a news conference. "We're going to continue the process until absolutely every piece of debris is removed from the building (and) every area has been searched," said Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Johnna Watson.
A visit by a white nationalist ended in a fracas at Texas A&M.
Michael Flynn Jr., the son of incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn who helped spread the so-called Pizzagate conspiracy, has no involvement in President-elect Donald Trump’s transition, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on Tuesday. “Gen. Flynn’s son has no involvement in the transition whatsoever,” Pence said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday. Pence admitted later Tuesday afternoon that he had understated the son’s role. During a somewhat tense CNN interview, anchor Jake Tapper repeatedly pressed Pence as to whether he was aware that the transition had asked for Flynn Jr. to receive a security clearance.
Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo. The vote marked the sixth time Russia has blocked a council resolution on Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, and the fifth for China. In an eleventh-hour effort, Russia tried to postpone the vote until at least Tuesday, when the Americans and Russians are set to meet in Geneva.
The state has rejected a proposal to temporarily delay the January execution of a man set to die for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. Assistant Ohio attorney general Thomas Madden ruled out the possibility of a one-month reprieve for death row inmate Ronald Phillips in a Friday email made public Monday. The state and attorneys for Phillips discussed the possibility of a reprieve while arguments are made over Ohio's new three-drug lethal-injection method.
By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Web giants YouTube , Facebook , Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database. The companies will share 'hashes' - unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos - of extremist content they have removed from their websites to enable their peers to identify the same content on their platforms. Tech companies have long resisted outside intervention in how their sites should be policed, but have come under increasing pressure from Western governments to do more to remove extremist content following a wave of militant attacks.
A Florida man pulled over for speeding got into a much larger heap of trouble when he tried to drive off with a sheriff’s deputy hanging onto his car, authorities said. Jesse Price, 24, was charged with kidnapping, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, giving a false ID, driving with a suspended license, speeding and resisting arrest, according to his arrest report. Manatee County deputies pulled Price over late Sunday night for driving 62 mph in a 45 mph zone, the report said.
Anthony Pettis doesn’t seem like the sort of guy you’d want to mess with. Pettis, 29, is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, meaning his chosen occupation is ceremoniously beating other men to a bloody pulp. Between August 2013 and March 2015, Pettis was the UFC Lightweight Champion.