Akhtar, a former lawmaker, will take over as mayor from the city’s central prison, where he has been held for more than a month. The party’s control of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, whose members elect the mayor and are set to do so on Wednesday, makes it all but certain that he will be the city’s new leader.
Locals and law enforcement in one European city have spent the last six years dealing with a a mentally ill Austrian woman who has allegedly scratched 1,000 cars—yet due to a legal loophole, the police are unable to do anything to stop her from further
Motor vehicle deaths are on the rise this year, in a trend that’s not likely to reverse anytime soon, safety advocates said. “Our complacency is killing us,” Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, said in the report.
While campaigning in Ohio, Donald Trump tries to reach out to minority voters while continuing to stand firm on his immigration policies. Donald Trump is ramping up the pressure on Hillary Clinton. Reading off a teleprompter and Ohio trump called for a special prosecutor to investigate the Clinton foundation saying he doesn't trust.
At this moment, a crew of submariners belonging to famed nautical explorer Dr. Robert Ballard's Corps of Exploration is exploring the wreck of the USS Independence off the coast of California. The Independence was an American aircraft carrier that served in the Second World War, fighting at Leyte Gulf and surviving Japanese torpedoes before becoming part of a fleet bombed repeatedly in the Operation Crossroads atomic bomb tests. Ultimately, the now-radioactive Independence was towed back to port in California, loaded with barrels of more radioactive waste, and scuttled off the coast in the shark-filled depths of the Pacific near the Farallon Islands.
Matt Graves told authorities his son, Lane Graves, was making sand castles near the water’s edge at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort about 8:30 p.m. on June 14 when an alligator bit the boy’s head and dragged him into the water, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s final investigative report on the incident. Lane Graves, who was about 37 inches tall and weighed about 30 pounds, was standing in ankle-deep water, fetching a bucket of water for his sand castle, right before the attack. “I saw it come out to get him,” Matt Graves told investigators, according to the report.
A Missouri woman who was beaten to death outside the Illinois hospital residence where she was being treated for breast cancer will be buried Tuesday. Police said Shannon Vincel, of Springfield, Missouri, was hit over the head around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 as she and another patient waited for a hospital shuttle outside the Cancer Treatment Centers of America facility in Zion, Illinois. "Why would anyone just walk up and beat a girl from behind, without warning and just beat her to death?" said Anita Adam, Vincel's mother.
It’s currently back-to-school season and John Oliver marked the occasion by focusing his main story on Last Week Tonight on charter schools. “Charter schools unite both sides of the aisle faster than when a wedding DJ puts on ‘Hey Ya,’” he joked. Charter schools are publicly funded but privately run and occasionally controversial institutions, and the U.S. currently has 6700 of them, educating nearly three million students with wildly different results in in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
Recent reports claim ride-hailing app Lyft has been quietly trying to sell itself recently, engaging in talks with everyone from current partners General Motors and Didi Chuxing to arch-rival Uber—as well as tech bigwigs such as Apple, Google, and Amazon. The potential sale chat went further with GM, which paid $500 million for a chunk of Lyft several months back, than with any of the other companies, according to the Times. Uber's failure to close a deal with its pink-hued foe may stem in part from the lowball offer the ride-sharing titan made to its smaller competitor.
The FBI and other U.S. security agencies are investigating cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other U.S. news organizations that are thought to have been carried out by hackers working for Russian intelligence, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed U.S. officials. "Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said," CNN said.
Activists of a key Pakistani political party clashed with police and ransacked a private television station in the southern port city of Karachi on Monday, leaving at least one man dead and seven others injured. The violence erupted soon after the powerful exiled leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussain, gave a telephone address to his supporters in which he castigated the media for not giving due coverage of his workers. Hussain's activists, who had just ended a week-long hunger strike over a government crackdown against them, attacked the ARY station after his address from self-imposed exile in London.
For the second year in a row, the number of people killed in traffic fatalities increased substantially from January through June. New data from the National Safety Council found approximately 19,100 people were killed in crashes on U.S. roads during the first six months of the year, a 9 percent increase over the same period in 2015. There is also an alarming number of teenage drivers who are willing to use social media behind the wheel, the council found.
Turkey’s armed forces have begun attacking ISIS targets as well as U.S.-supported Kurdish forces across the border in Syria, shortly after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday pledged to rid the region of ISIS militants. On Tuesday, Turkey’s military fired 40 shells at ISIS targets in northern Syria after mortar shells hit the Turkish border town of Karkamis, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Tesla has announced a new set of two-year lease deals for the Model S and Model X. According to an email Tesla sent out, a two-year lease deal has been one of the most frequently-requested items for the company's cars. The deal, which applies to the entry-level vehicles equipped with the 60-kWh battery pack, enables interested parties to snap up a Model S for $593 per month or a Model X for $730/month for a 10,000-mile-per-year lease.
President Barack Obama returned from vacation Sunday, ready for a busy fall season and more battles with Congress over Zika funding, the federal budget and $400 million the administration paid Iran this year for the never-completed sale of military equipment. Obama is also expected to campaign doggedly throughout October to help elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as president. A theoretically rested president returned to the White House after a 16-day getaway to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, with his wife, Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha, and their dogs. He played 10 rounds of golf and went out to dinner eight times. Throughout Sunday, scores of residents lined roads to watch and wave as the motorcade crisscrossed the island on the last day of Obama’s final vacation there as president. Signs posted around the island’s various towns thanked the family for coming. (TIME)
Authorities say wildfires burning in eastern Washington have destroyed at least 16 homes. The state Department of Natural Resources says a blaze just west of Spokane near the town of Davenport had destroyed at least six homes and scorched more than 9 square miles by Monday. The Washington State Patrol says another wildfire, south of Spokane near the town of Spangle, destroyed at least 10 homes and numerous other buildings Sunday.
The Cincinnati Zoo, where Harambe the gorilla was shot dead earlier this year after a child fell into his enclosure, is “not amused” by the many memes of the massive animal circulating online. Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla, was killed in May to save a 3-year-old boy who officials say was being grabbed and dragged around by the gorilla after the child crawled through a barrier and fell into the animal’s exhibit. Harambe’s death sparked immediate backlash and several online petitions.
The FBI is investigating a stabbing in Virginia on Saturday, after Roanoke County police said witnesses heard the attacker yell “Allah Akbar” while assaulting a man and a woman with a knife, the Washington Post reported. Wasil Farooqui, 20, fled the scene but was arrested when he arrived at the same emergency room where the victims sought treatment, the Post reported. The FBI is investigating the incident.
The announcement by McAuliffe, a Democrat, came a month after the high court blocked an executive order issued in April that had restored voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who had completed their sentences. The order was seen as a possible aid in tipping Virginia, a swing state in this year's presidential election, in favor of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Authorities say Lorena Barrera was in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles Friday when she reportedly climbed a three-foot wall that keeps visitors back from the precipice. While making her way to the cliffside, authorities believe the 21-year-old tripped over her flip-flops before tumbling 100-feet to her death, KCBS reports. Barrera's body was discovered at the bottom by the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Storytelling images on a deer-hide "manuscript" from Mexico have been seen for the first time in 500 years, thanks to sophisticated scanning technology that penetrated layers of chalk and plaster. This "codex," a type of book-like text, originated in the part of Mexico that is now Oaxaca, and is one of only 20 surviving codices that were made in the Americas prior to the arrival of Europeans. Other Mexican codices recovered from this period contained colorful pictographs — images that represent words or phrases — which have been translated as descriptions of alliances, wars, rituals and genealogies, according to the study authors.
The U.N. humanitarian chief on Monday urged all combatants in Aleppo to agree to a 48-hour pause to allow delivery of desperately needed aid, warning that otherwise the world risks seeing a “humanitarian catastrophe unparalleled in the over five years of bloodshed” in Syria. O’Brien said the U.N. asked to deliver aid to nearly 1 million people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas in August, but the Syrian government approved less than 50 percent of the requests, denying aid to rebel-held eastern Aleppo and several other besieged areas. Russia, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government, said last Thursday it was ready to back the U.N. call for weekly 48-hour cease-fires in Aleppo, provided aid convoys travel to both rebel-controlled and government-controlled parts of the city.
These towns aren't actually haunted (though one claims to be), instead they're abandoned; once bustling locales full of people that now stand deserted.One was shut down after a nuclear explosion, another was left vacant because it was on fire for TWENTY
At the annual Pebble Beach concours, new cars tend to pale before the classics. This cherry-red stretch of billionaire’s taffy recalls history’s most over-the-top coupes, even as it couches a modern Tesla threat with electric drive, ultra-fast charging, and an interior that adjusts to human vital signs. Unveiled at Mercedes’ Star Lounge, a shanked drive off the third tee of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links, the boat-tail Maybach coupe thumbs its lengthy nose at critics who see the current Maybach S600 sedan as merely a tarted-up S-Class—even if the tart in question starts from $190,000.
A Palestinian not seen publicly since his capture by the CIA in 2002 appeared Tuesday at a U.S. government hearing called to determine whether he should remain in detention at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Abu Zubaydah, who sat expressionless during the brief hearing, was the first high-profile al-Qaida terror suspect captured after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the first to vanish into the CIA's secret "black site" prison network. The U.S. believed that Zubaydah, 45, was one of the most senior figures in al-Qaida when he was captured in Pakistan.