Donald Trump was forced Thursday to admit he would accept “clear” results of the Nov. 8 presidential election, after coming under intense criticism when he refused to endorse the legitimacy of American elections in his third and final debate with Hillary Clinton. “Of course, I would accept a clear election result, but I would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result, right?” Trump told supporters at a rally in Delaware, Ohio. Trump claimed he was asked “an unprecedented question” Wednesday night by moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News.
A Gallup poll released Wednesday showed that support for making marijuana legal in the United States has reached 60 percent — higher than it has ever been since Gallup first started asking this question in 1969, when only 12 percent of Americans supported legalization. A majority of Americans supported legalization for the first time in 2013, after Washington and Colorado legalized the drug for recreational use. During the past decade, support for legalization has increased in most subgroups, but it is still much higher among people between ages 18 and 34 (77 percent), Democrats (67 percent) and independents (70 percent) than people 55 or older (45 percent) and Republicans (42 percent).
According to a new study, funded by Google and conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, American drivers tend to underreport accidents by a rather drastic margin. Furthering their case that American drivers crash more than they admit to, the team cited a federal study in which thousands of drivers agreed to give researchers access to in-car camera footage from their vehicles. In California, for example, every accident involving a self-driving car must be reported, as Google has come to know rather well; in addition, the extreme interest in autonomous vehicle safety means plenty of attention is paid to any accident.
A sheriff's deputy in a Northern California county near the Oregon border was shot to death Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call, the Modoc County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were responding to a call on County Road 115, in a rural area about 10 miles south of Alturas, when deputy Jack Hopkins, 31, was fatally shot. A video posted late Wednesday to the Modoc County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page showed about two dozen patrol cars with their emergency lights on riding down a town's street.
Scientists in Tennessee have accidentally discovered a method to convert carbon dioxide, one of the most serious causes of climate change, into ethanol for use as a fuel for internal-combustion motors. “We discovered somewhat by accident that this material worked,” said Adam Rondinone, an author on the research group's study journal, in a press release. Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that by putting copper and carbon together to create nanospikes on silicon, exposing the matter to carbon dioxide dissolved in water, and electrifying it, the solution was transformed into a surprisingly-highly-concentrated blend of ethanol.
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health officials introduced a new color-coding system on Tuesday for Florida's Miami-Dade County to distinguish between areas of active transmission that present a significant risk of transmission and areas where there is a possible risk of being infected. The new system, announced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, casts all of Miami-Dade County as a yellow cautionary area with the exception of Miami Beach and a one square mile area of Miami known as the Little River neighborhood, which are high-risk red zones. Miami is a major tourist destination.
The ladies of "The View" discuss how the presidential race is difficult to justify to children. Last night's debate and really innocent tied election as men as you would just bring enough solemn. Nasty. And I'm symbol and what does it say to us about
Two Americans including a civilian were killed when a gunman opened fire near a NATO base in Kabul Wednesday, the military coalition said, with Afghan officials calling it an "insider attack". No insurgent group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, which highlights growing insecurity in Afghanistan as the Taliban step up their nationwide insurgency. "One US service member and one US civilian died as a result of wounds sustained in Kabul today," NATO said in a statement, adding that three other Americans were wounded in the incident.
As is now customary, the tech and automotive world ground to halt, waiting, breathless, for Elon Musk’s latest announcement about the future of Tesla. And, as is also customary, that announcement came via blog post. (In a welcomed departure from tradition
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump greets his wife, Melania, his son Eric and his daughter Ivanka after the third and final 2016 presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. For 16 months, Donald Trump’s accidental campaign was the hottest thing on TV. After weeks of ugly disclosures and cratering polls, all that remained for Trump was to figure out some way to end the series without having to admit it was canceled.
While the death sentence serves as proof to some that even the ruling elites are subject to Saudi Arabian law, which is based on Islamic holy texts, the punishment is also part of a surge in executions that international human rights groups have condemned. Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabeer, one of the royal family's estimated thousands of members, pleaded guilty to shooting a fellow Saudi man following a brawl, the ministry of the interior said. Recommended: How much do you know about Saudi Arabia?
Today on Drive Wire: The Audi R8 could be marked for death, as a result of cost-cutting measures in the wake of the Dieselgate scandal. Citing a report from German magazine Der Spiegel, Britain’s Autocar is claiming that the R8 may be killed off as Audi’s parent company, the Volkswagen Group, looks for ways to cut down on spending as it simultaneously pays off diesel emissions cheating-related settlements and pushes deeply into electric vehicles and futuristic mobility. The loss of its iconic supercar isn’t the only big cut Audi may be facing.
A member of a Chinese honor guard adjusts his cap as they line up with the help of a string before a welcome ceremony for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing; a Nepalese village woman separates grain from
Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set modest expectations for the president's final health care sign-up season. Some 13.8 million people are expected to sign up for 2017 coverage, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said. Premiums are going up by double digits in many communities, and some major insurers have left the program, leaving consumers with fewer choices next year.
The Schiaparelli probe, part of a broader mission to search for evidence of life on the Red Planet, was to test technologies during the descent and on the surface for a rover scientists hope to send to Mars in 2020. "We've had two over flights (by Mars orbiters) and there was no signal," the European Space Agency's (ESA) Spacecraft Operations Manager Andrea Accomazzo told journalists on Thursday. The disc-shaped 577-kg (1,272 lb) Schiaparelli is part of the Russian-European ExoMars program that is seeking signs of life.
The death of a 66-year-old emotionally disturbed black woman who was shot after allegedly swinging a baseball bat at a police sergeant inside her New York apartment "didn't have to happen," the city's mayor said on Wednesday. "It's quite clear that our officers are supposed to use deadly force only when faced with a dire situation," Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters. The fatal shooting of Deborah Danner followed a number of incidents that have put law enforcement across the United States under intense scrutiny over the use of excessive force, especially against minorities and the mentally ill.
The Philippines' national police chief on Thursday suspended dozens of officers involved in violent clashes with anti-US protesters, as he voiced anger at one of his men ramming activists with a van. At the rally outside the US embassy in Manila on Wednesday, the van reversed quickly into dozens of people then forward again, running over at least two protesters. Thirty demonstrators and 32 police were injured in the clashes, which also saw the authorities fire tear gas and the protesters strike out with batons.
Millions of people in the Philippines were on high alert Wednesday as one of the strongest typhoons ever hit the disaster-battered country with authorities warning of giant storm surges and destructive winds. Super Typhoon Haima hit the northern province of Cagayan at about 11 pm (1500 GMT) Wednesday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains almost on a par with catastrophic Super Typhoon Haiyan which claimed more than 7,350 lives in 2013. "We only pray we be spared the destruction such as the previous times, which brought agony and suffering," President Rodrigo Duterte said in Beijing, where he is currently on a four-day visit.
One of the early clashes between the candidates in the final debate was over so-called partial-birth abortion — an abortion procedure that is sometimes performed later in pregnancy that Hillary Clinton has said should remain legal and that Donald Trump opposes. After saying he would appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court on the assumption that they would overturn Roe v. Wade, Trump said: “I think it’s terrible in the ninth month you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby. Clinton responded that this was a misinterpretation of how late-term abortion works.
When we heard that Ken Block was dialing up the engine of his all-wheel-drive “Hoonicorn" Ford Mustang to 1,400 horsepower, we figured he had to be up to something interesting. More specifically, it involves Block and his Hoonicorn climbing Pikes Peak. Block released the first teaser for Climbkhana: Pikes Peak, as it’s technically called, yesterday, on the YouTube account of sponsor Toyo Tires.
Scientists working at MIT's Alcator C-Mod experimental fusion reactor have broken the world record for fusion pressure. Nuclear fusion power has long been sought as an alternative to current energy sources, but the extreme conditions required for it to work have made efficient fusion power impossible to obtain. Fusion reactions are the power source that fuels the Sun, and the only way fusion power can reliably work is in high-pressure and high-temperature environments like the Sun's core.
A U.S. military member assisting Iraqi forces in their push to retake Mosul was killed by a roadside bomb Thursday, marking the first American combat casualty in the campaign to oust the Islamic State group from its last major stronghold in northern Iraq. U.S. officials said the American was fatally wounded near the town of Bashiqa, north of Mosul. A senior U.S. defense official said the service member was in an armored vehicle traveling with Iraqi special forces northeast of Mosul when the vehicle hit a roadside bomb, possibly rolling over.
National wildlife refuge occupier Ryan Bundy twice referenced the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during his closing argument Wednesday, and he told jurors to "stand for freedom" and find him not guilty. Bundy, 43, is among seven defendants being tried on a charge of conspiring to impede federal workers from doing their jobs during last winter's occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Thursday, capping a six-week trial.
"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere," Linus explains in the "Peanuts" Halloween special, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and it seems like more than 90 farms coast-to-coast have been vying for the title all October long. The "Peanuts"-themed mazes, decorating farms from four to 40 acres, will be carved out by Utah corn maze design company, The MaiZE, and will feature slogans like "Welcome Great Pumpkin," or "Snoopy 4 Prez".
By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday told a group of 21 girls released by Islamist militants last week that he will "redouble" efforts to bring home about 200 still missing after the kidnapping in Chibok in 2014. About 270 girls were seized at their school in northeastern Borno state, where Boko Haram has waged a seven-year insurgency, killing thousands of people and displacing more than 2 million. "We shall redouble our efforts to bring the rest back home," Buhari said.