The operator of the converted warehouse in Oakland, Calif., where a fire broke out during a dance party on Friday night, killing at least 33 people, has been widely criticized over his initial response to the tragedy. “Everything I worked so hard for is gone,” Derick Ion Almena wrote in a Facebook post early Saturday morning. Almena’s post was met with immediate backlash from Facebook users for omitting any mention of the victims.
Retired Gen. David Petraeus admitted he made a “very serious mistake” in sharing classified information with his biographer when he was CIA director, adding that it would be up to the Senate to decide whether it should confirm or disqualify him should President-elect Donald Trump nominate him to be secretary of state. “Five years ago I made a very serious mistake,” Petraeus said in an interview with ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday. Petraeus pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in April 2015 for mishandling classified information, receiving two years’ probation and a $100,000 fine.
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.
Sherri Papini has shown some signs of psychological trauma more than a week after she was found heavily battered by the side of a highway on Thanksgiving morning, her husband said in a recent interview. On Saturday, Shasta County residents gathered at Redding Convention Center to welcome Sherri back home. Sherri mysteriously disappeared on Nov. 2 while out jogging near her home in Redding, California.
A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police report made public Monday that they had gone to smoke marijuana together and he had last seen the classmate alive. Mathew Borges was held without bail after pleading not guilty at his brief arraignment in Lawrence District Court on a murder charge. The body of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino was found near the Merrimack River in Lawrence on Thursday by a woman walking her dog.
Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of south India's Tamil Nadu state and one of the country's most popular political leaders, has died after a prolonged illness, hospital authorities announced late Monday night. "It is with indescribable grief, we announce the sad demise of our esteemed honourable chief minister of Tamil Nadu ... at 11:30pm (local time) today (December 5)," Chennai's Apollo Hospital said in a statement released to the media. Doctors had been treating the 68-year-old former film star, who enjoys an almost god-like status in Tamil Nadu.
The past few months haven’t been kind to GoPro. With the belated release of the Hero 5 camera, and the mass Karma drone recall that’s currently underway, what looked like a promising holiday season for GoPro is fast turning into a nightmare. In hopes of recovering some of its Christmastime profits, GoPro has started offering the Karma Grip as a standalone product.
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.
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.
House minority leader insists party is united
By Andrea Shalal SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) - Russia's increasing military activities around the world have unsettled top U.S. military officials, who say they are reshaping their budget plans to better address what they now consider to be the most pressing threat to U.S. security. "Russia is the No. 1 threat to the United States. James, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson and Pentagon chief arms buyer Frank Kendall, all voiced growing concern about Russia's increasingly aggressive behavior in interviews late on Saturday.
Modern luxury cars are packed with all sorts of advanced security features, but not even a company like BMW can protect against someone leaving their keys inside their brand new sedan. Seattle police released a report detailing the recent car theft. Apparently a BMW 550i driver borrowed the vehicle from a friend, and proceeded to leave the car unlocked in a parking garage with a set of keys right inside.
Shoppers might want to cast a more discerning eye on certain ready-made chicken products available in stores. National Steak and Poultry recalled almost 2 million pounds of poultry product that were shipped to food service locations across the country due to “possible undercooking” according to a USDA release that was reissued Sunday. The USDA had first announced the recall Nov. 23 of this year, which had then included 17,439 pounds of product.
The death toll from the Oakland, California, warehouse fire has now climbed to 36 as authorities continue to discover bodies — some of them of teens possibly younger than 17 — after a blaze broke out during a dance party in a building that housed artist studios. The Oakland Fire Department has searched 70 percent of the charred building so far but had to stop this morning because of unsafe conditions, Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed told "Good Morning America" today. Of the 36 victims, 11 have been positively identified, authorities said this morning.
Syrian rebels on Monday ruled out a pullout from east Aleppo despite sweeping government advances, after Moscow announced it would hold talks with Washington on their withdrawal from the city. The Syrian army has seized two-thirds of east Aleppo and continued to advance on Monday, pounding remaining opposition-held territory. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier that Moscow would hold talks with Washington this week on a timeframe for the withdrawal of all rebels from Aleppo.
2017 LEXUS GX 460 WHAT THE HELL IS IT? Lexus’s old-school, gray-at-the-temples luxury SUV with room for four adults ... and maybe two tiny humans, assuming no one has much luggage. WHO IS IT FOR? Status-conscious upper-middle class suburbanites who
Washington police said on Sunday they detained a man wielding an assault rifle who entered a pizza restaurant that was the target of fake news reports it was operating a child abuse ring led by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her top campaign aide. An unidentified 35-year-old man was being held for questioning after police were called to the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington near the Maryland border, said Aquita Brown, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Department in the nation's capital. The attack on Comet was considered an example of how fake news reports that proliferated during the election year impacted people's lives.
New Jersey's long-debated black bear hunts have stoked strong passions, blasted by animal rights activists as inhumane and supported by hunters and wildlife officials who say they help control the population and minimize run-ins with humans. It's scheduled to run through Saturday, but officials said it could end early depending on how many bears are culled. Wildlife officials believe Pedals was killed during the expanded bear hunt staged in October.
"A kangaroo kick to the guts could easily disembowel the owner," Greg Bloom, the man who took the video, wrote in a statement to ViralHog. The man, later identified as Greig Tonkins, is reportedly an elephant keeper at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, New South Wales. The zoo believes Tonkins took "appropriate action" against the marsupial, according to a statement from the facility.
The Obama administration said on Saturday that it had officially received Bergdahl's request for a pardon. If the clemency request is granted before President Obama leaves office, Bergdahl could avoid a military trial scheduled for the spring. In the event that Obama does not grant Bergdahl's request, the sergeant's attorneys plan to file a motion arguing that Trump violated Bergdahl's due process rights with his repeated, incendiary rhetoric at campaign rallies.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was moving towards allowing trade with Russia, China and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, as he continues his efforts to strengthen the falling lira. "If we buy something from them, we will use their money, if they buy something from us, they will use our currency," he said, ahead of a trip by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Russia for meetings on Tuesday. Erdogan -- who previously said discussions were underway with Moscow, Beijing and Tehran on the issue -- added that instructions related to this proposal had been given to the central bank.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju made a rare joint public appearance at an air combat training competition, state media reported Sunday. This is Ri’s first public appearance in over seven months. Kim watched the competition and gave “field guidance” to the Korean People's Air Force and Defense (KPAF) as his wife looked on, state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday.
The professor was from the University of Southern California, not the University of California. LOS ANGELES (AP) — A graduate student arrested on suspicion of killing the professor who oversaw his work at the University of Southern California was described by some of his fellow classmates as a quiet but seemingly normal young man while others say he was troubled and pegged as most likely to quit the group's rigorous doctoral program. David Jonathan Brown, a 28-year-old brain and cognitive science student, was arrested on a murder charge in the Friday attack on the Los Angeles campus.
Fire crews in California on Sunday were searching the charred remains of a warehouse gutted by a blaze during a rave party, with officials saying the death toll could reach 40. Relatives of dozens of people missing in the Friday night blaze in Oakland near San Francisco endured an anxious wait for news. Firefighters said the building seemed to have no sprinklers or smoke detectors.
Did I mention I just helped Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel find his hotel room? Much of the late afternoon and early evening at Daytona involved an attempt to set a Guinness world record for the most Ferraris in a parade lap.