For much of the last century, New York City and its suburbs played an outsized role in national politics, even allowing for the fact that it was the biggest city in the country by far. Barack Obama, Richard Nixon and Dwight D. Eisenhower all lived there for parts of their adult lives.
While you probably think of Honda as a fairly fuel-efficient carmaker, the company actually lags far behind many other big automotive brands when it comes to offering hybrid and electric cars. CEO Takahiro Hachigo wants to see the majority of Honda’s American sales be hybrids and EVs by 2030, according to Automotive News. Honda will shoot to get those categories to make up two-thirds of its cars and trucks worldwide by that point, Hachigo told AN, but “the ratio will be far higher in the U.S.” Plug-in vehicles, he said, will make up the core of the American market.
By David DeKok NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced on Monday to serve 10 to 23 months in county jail for leaking confidential grand jury information and then lying about it to investigators. Kane, 50, the first woman and first Democrat ever elected Pennsylvania attorney general, was convicted in August on charges of perjury, false swearing, obstruction of justice, official oppression and conspiracy. In addition, Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy sentenced Kane to eight years of probation.
If you’re mechanically inclined, and have a knack for going hands-on, likelihood is you see the world a little differently than most folks. Fiddling, wrenching, knocking it down and putting it back together—that comes natural, whether “it” is an old turntable
Qatar began three days of mourning on Monday after the death of former emir Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, who oversaw the start of the country's transformation into an energy powerhouse. Prayers took place at the national mosque after which the former ruler -- who was deposed in a bloodless coup by his son Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani in 1995 -- was buried in Al Rayyan on the western fringes of Doha. Many Qataris took to social media to express their condolences and the US ambassador in Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, gave a statement to local media saying she was "saddened to learn of the passing".
The woman who claimed she was brutally gang raped in a story by Rolling Stone magazine that was later retracted said in a video played in court that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, which makes it difficult to recall the details of her assault and the years that followed. The woman identified only as "Jackie" in the 2014 story "A Rape on Campus" repeatedly answered "I don't know" or "I can't remember" when pressed by attorneys to discuss what she told Rolling Stone about her alleged sexual assault two years prior. "There have always been certain things I can't remember and some things that I think I remember that I don't know if I remember," Jackie said in the video, which was shown only to jurors Monday.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while treating the first person diagnosed with the deadly disease in the United States has reached a settlement with the Dallas hospital where she was in a team caring for the man, a statement on Monday said. Terms of the deal between the hospital's owner, Texas Health Resources, and nurse Nina Pham, the first person infected with Ebola in the United States, were not disclosed. Pham sued last year, saying that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital did not do enough to prevent her from contracting the deadly virus and invaded her privacy after she was diagnosed with it.
In the case of Officer Tim Glover, the long arm of the law is firmly attached to his shoulder, and its finger tapped him on the back. “I was wrong,” the 58-year-old Haines City Police Department veteran told InsideEdition.com Monday night. The Florida cop dropped a dime on himself after reviewing footage from a traffic camera and seeing himself run a red light - behind the wheel of a patrol car, no less.
Telling little fibs leads down a slippery slope to bigger lies — and our brains adapt to escalating dishonesty, which makes deceit easier, a new study shows. Neuroscientists at the University College London's Affective Brain Lab put 80 people in scenarios where they could repeatedly lie and get paid more based on the magnitude of their lies. The researchers then used brain scans to show that our mind's emotional hot spot — the amygdala — becomes desensitized or used to the growing dishonesty, according to a study published online Monday in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held Salihin neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo, on September 11, 2016. A ceasefire painstakingly negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry was announced in mid-September and fell apart in days.
Click on the cities above to see the places that mattered in the 2016 election. Where does the presidential campaign take place? You won’t generally see candidates on the trail in reliably Democratic Oregon or solidly Republican South Carolina.
South Africa’s decision to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) hardly spells the demise of the tribunal that tries the world’s worst crimes. “The existence of the court is not at stake,” says Luis Moreno Ocampo, the ICC’s first prosecutor. South Africa, whose justice minister announced last Friday that the government had launched the year-long process of withdrawal, is the first country to say it is leaving the ICC.
Infiniti’s Q60 knows how to fill a room. The new coupe was a big and steady presence under fluorescent house lights while we worked around it; setting massive 5-kilowatt lights on their stands, flooding the room with heat, sculpting its curves and shoulders
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 lapped the Nurburgring in 7:29:60—and Chevy caught the whole event on video. In another sign of the impending extinction of the manual transmission, the ‘Ring-record ZL1 was equipped with the GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission developed in conjunction with Ford. As Chevrolet was more than happy to point out in the official press release, that 7:29.60 lap time is a full 11.67 seconds than the outgoing fifth-gen Camaro ZL1.
A Belfast bakery on Monday lost its appeal of a ruling that it discriminated against a gay customer by refusing to bake a cake decorated with a message supporting same-sex marriage. The judgment against Ashers Baking Co. found that the family-run chain was wrong to treat gay customers any differently from heterosexuals. The Northern Ireland Equality Commission pursued the lawsuit against Ashers on behalf of the spurned customer, who had ordered the cake for a gay rights event.
Gordon Hamilton, 50, a University of Maine professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, and a researcher with the Climate Change Institute, fell 100 feet (30.48 metres) into the crevasse, the NSF statement said. Hamilton was part of a team camped in a heavily crevassed area known as the Shear Zone, around 25 miles (40.23 km) south of McMurdo Station, the largest of the three U.S. research stations in Antarctica. British explorer Henry Worsley died earlier this year of exhaustion and dehydration as he tried to cross Antarctica unaided.
A deadly blaze claimed the life of a Washington State toddler who was found next to the remains of his faithful pup that stayed by the boy’s side as flames engulfed their home, authorities said. The body of a 3-year-old boy, identified by relatives as Noah Whitcher, was discovered up against a wall on a bed in the Hillyard home at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, Spokane Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer told InsideEdition.com. Little Noah was found huddled with his dog, who also died, and a teddy bear, officials said.
The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has passed an ominous milestone, ushering the planet into "a new era" of climate change, the UN said Monday. For the first time on record, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere averaged 400 parts per million (ppm) in 2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its latest Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. CO2, the main greenhouse gas driving climate change, has previously passed the 400 ppm threshold on certain months in specific locations but never on a globally averaged basis, WMO said.
The New York Times list of Donald Trump’s Twitter insults. (Photo: Colin Campbell/Yahoo News) The New York Times’ Monday paper contains a rather striking list of Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks since he launched his presidential campaign. The two-page
Unfortunately, not everyone made it, as at least 14 bodies were recovered and dozens more remain missing, Italian officials said. Italy's Guardia Costiera, or Coast Guard, shared two videos on Sunday from the dozens of rescue operations this weekend in the central Mediterranean. Officials said 2,400 people were rescued on Saturday by the coast guard, ships from nongovernmental organizations and the Irish Navy, according to ANSA, Italy's leading news agency.
By David Brunnstrom and Manuel Mogato WASHINGTON/MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is confident after speaking to his Philippine counterpart that the two countries can "work through" a period of confusion caused by anti-American rhetoric from President Rodrigo Duterte, the State Department said on Monday. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry expressed concern in his conversation on Sunday with Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay about the tone of remarks by the Philippine president, who has sharply criticized President Barack Obama and talked of separation from Washington.
On Sunday evening, Elon Musk, the billionaire tech mogul and nerd hero behind Tesla Motors, hosted a special two-hour Q&A session on Reddit. The AMA, which lasted roughly two hours, was intended as a supplement to the presentation he gave on during last month’s International Astronautical Congress. Which, in turn, meant questions were limited to the fledgling commercial rocket program, and Interplanetary Transport System, not Musk's electric car company or recently consolidated renewable energy firm, SolarCity.
Questions over what Republican Gov. Chris Christie knew about the George Washington Bridge lane closings were raised again Monday as a former ally testified she told him a Democratic mayor had expressed concern the resulting traffic jams in his city were political retribution. Ex-aide Bridget Anne Kelly testified in her criminal trial that she told Christie about Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich's concern while the lanes were closed in September 2013. Kelly said that when she shared Sokolich's concern with Christie, he told her it was a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey project and to "let Wildstein handle it," referring to David Wildstein.
Thirteen people were killed and 31 injured on Sunday when their tour bus collided with a truck on a major highway in southern California, the authorities said. "They believe everyone was asleep on the bus," an emotional California Highway Police chief Jim Abele said, giving condolences to families of the victims, who were believed to have been visiting casinos.
A veteran state trooper and her rookie daughter have become the first mother and daughter to serve in uniform at the same time in the centurylong history of the New York State Police. Trooper Meagan Hartmann recently graduated from the State Police Academy, joining her mother, Bethany Lamphere, as a uniformed trooper. Lamphere was a mother of three children, ages 6, 10 and 12, when she became a trooper in 2001.