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).
Volvo parent company Geely has revealed the first car from its new Lynk & Co brand. “Our aim is to enrich and simplify car ownership by re-defining how cars are bought, owned, connected, serviced and used,” Lynk & Co senior vice president Alain Visser said in a statement.
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.
ABC News' Brad Mielke asks which candidate is the better bet and why gambling on the election is illegal in the U.S.
A volunteer firefighter from northwestern Minnesota made a grim discovery at a car crash — his teenage son was the victim. Randy Peterson, a firefighter in Ada, was called Sunday night to a two-vehicle crash in nearby Borup. Another member of the crew just held me," Peterson told the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2eWvpTS ).
Zach Bowman has sold everything he owns, slapped a camper to his high-mileage 2003 Dodge Ram and has taken his family on the road. His clan numbers three, counting wife, Beth, and their infant daughter. They are touring America, working and discovering
Jihadist leaders are fleeing Mosul, a top US general in the coalition battling the Islamic State group said Wednesday as Iraqi forces closed in on the northern city. Mosul was where IS supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his "caliphate" two years ago but is now the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. In the biggest Iraqi military operation in years, forces have retaken dozens of villages, mostly south and east of Mosul, and are planning multiple assaults for Thursday.
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.
LAS VEGAS — One of the oddest moments of Wednesday night’s third and final presidential debate came during a relatively dry, policy-heavy answer by Hillary Clinton about Social Security and Medicare entitlements. “I am on record as saying we need to put
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
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
Mexico's government moved closer on Thursday to its goal of extraditing notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States by February, after a judge rejected an appeal. The attorney general's office said in a statement that a tribunal in Mexico City ruled against Guzman. The Foreign Ministry had approved the Sinaloa drug cartel chief's extradition in May, but his lawyers fought the decision in district court.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency had sufficient authority and information to issue an emergency order to protect residents of Flint, Michigan, from lead-contaminated water as early as June 2015 — seven months before it declared an emergency, the EPA's inspector general said Thursday. The Flint crisis should have generated "a greater sense of urgency" at the agency to "intervene when the safety of drinking water is compromised," Inspector General Arthur Elkins said in an interim report. Flint's drinking water became tainted when the city began drawing from the Flint River in April 2014 to save money.
Bao Bao the female giant panda will leave the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. early next year and move to China under a breeding agreement, officials at the zoo said on Thursday. Three-year-old Bao Bao, who was the first surviving cub born at Smithsonian's National Zoo since 2005, has enchanted zoo visitors and others who watched her via live "panda cam" footage. "She's captured the hearts of people all over the world who watched her grow up ... and she has been an ambassador for conservation," Brandie Smith, associate director of animal care at the zoo, said in a statement.
A Texas police officer was recognized by his city on Tuesday night after reviving a 3-year-old boy suffering from a seizure, a heroic act that was captured on a dramatic dashcam video. Last week, Officer Chase Miller of the Granbury Police Department responded to a 911 call about a boy who had fallen unconscious after a seizure. The couple had brought their 3-year-old son, Brayden to the KFC as they waited for Hoover's mom to pick him up when suddenly, Brayden started crying.
By Andreas Rinke, Denis Pinchuk and Natalia Zinets BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and France pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to extend a pause in air strikes in Syria and halt the "criminal" bombardment of civilians, but said four-way talks aimed at ending violence in eastern Ukraine made some progress. "We are talking here about criminal activities, about crimes against the civilians," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters after what she described as a difficult discussion with Putin about the crisis in Syria. French President Francois Hollande used the phrase "war crimes," and both leaders criticized Russia for attacking the civilian population under the pretense of fighting terrorism.
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.
A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently caused no widespread damage. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the 6.6-magnitude quake occurred in Tottori, a prefecture on the Sea of Japan about 700 kilometers (430 miles) west of Tokyo. At least two houses collapsed, and television footage showed roof tiles knocked loose, wall fragments from a sake brewery fallen to the ground, and wine bottles and food items scattered on a store floor.
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.
When the FBI announced earlier this month it had arrested NSA contractor Harold Martin, it was clear the American signals intelligence agency had suffered a huge breach of internal security. It includes “specific operational plans against a known enemy of the United States” distributed on a “need to know basis” and “notes describing the NSA’s classified computer infrastructure” and operations. If convicted for his actions, Martin’s home archive may constitute the largest archive of mishandled classified information in U.S. history.
ABC News' Cokie Roberts discusses voter fraud after the third presidential debate.
A Russian naval task group including the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier was being shadowed through the North Sea by British warships on Thursday as it headed for the Syrian coast. The eight-strong group was the biggest deployment of Russian naval assets seen off British shores in recent years, a Royal Navy spokesman told AFP. The deployment comes weeks after Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the Admiral Kuznetsov, part of its Northern Fleet, would be sent to the eastern Mediterranean to boost its naval forces in the area.
Digital gauges first started showing up in 1980s cars to varying degrees of success. Automakers pushed hard for them, but the trend all but died in the 1990s. In the 21st century, though, digital gauges made a comeback and it looks like they're here to