President Obama says President-elect Donald Trump was an “unconventional candidate” who ran an “improvisational campaign.” But he doesn’t think that approach will work in the White House. “I don’t think so,” Obama said.
The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday. The bloodbath erupted Saturday night in the overcrowded Alcacuz prison in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte. Similar violence at other jails in Brazil left around 100 inmates dead in early January.
Researchers excavating the remains of one of the most notorious Nazi death camps have uncovered a pendant that appears identical to one belonging to Anne Frank, Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial said Sunday. Yad Vashem says it has ascertained the pendant belonged to Karoline Cohn — a Jewish girl who perished at Sobibor and may have been connected to the famous diarist. Since 2007, the Israel Antiquities Authority, together with Yad Vashem, has been conducting excavations at the former camp in Poland in a novel approach to Holocaust research.
Australia said on Monday it was "deeply disappointed" Japan had continued whaling in the Southern Ocean after anti-whaling activists published a photograph of a dead whale, and two days after Australian and Japanese leaders discussed the issue. Australia has long opposed Japanese whaling and the contentious issue was raised in talks between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sydney on Saturday, sources familiar with the discussions said. "The Australian government is deeply disappointed that Japan has decided to return to the Southern Ocean this summer to undertake so-called 'scientific' whaling," Australian Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said on Monday.
Video has emerged of a massive alligator strolling past an awed group of Florida tourists, as if it had not a care in the world. The gator, spotted at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, appeared to be about 12 feet long. Watch: After Toddler Dies, Disney
Migrants rest by the fire inside a makeshift shelter in an abandoned warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia; a commuter jumps between trains upon arrival at a station, to attend Akheri Munajat, the final supplication during Biswa Ijtema in Tongi, on the outskirts
Canada's ethics commissioner has opened a probe of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his lavish post-Christmas vacation at the private island of billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader the Aga Khan. In a letter to an opposition Conservative member of Parliament shown to AFP on Monday, Commissioner Mary Dawson said she was investigating whether Trudeau breached ethics laws in receiving a free Bahamas vacation and in using the Aga Khan's helicopter to fly to his private island. The Aga Khan's foundation has received hundreds of millions of dollars from the Canadian government to promote development and other projects in several countries.
U.S. Air Force investigators have determined that post-traumatic stress disorder and the unraveling of a distinguished military career led an airman to fatally shoot his commander last year at a San Antonio base before killing himself, according to Air Force documents. Sgt. Steven Bellino confronted Lt. Col. William Schroeder before the two struggled and Schroeder was shot multiple times. Air Force documents given to the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/2jC5obt ) by Bellino's family show he participated in an elite pararescue program with Schroeder but did not complete it.
By Isabel Coles MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - In some parts of Mosul, you can almost forget that a war is being waged over the city between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants who still control more than half of it - at least momentarily. Cars clog the streets, stalls are heaped with fresh produce and bicycles weave through the traffic, as the city slowly emerges from more than two years under the iron grip of Islamic State. As Iraqi forces prise away more and more of the militants' largest urban stronghold, a semblance of normality is returning to eastern districts that were retaken in the early stages of a campaign that began nearly three months ago.
In its TV guide, the Scottish Sunday Herald started its inauguration listing with: “The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history. A number of Democrats are expected to boycott the inauguration, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who has questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s election.
It's been 8 years of amazing looks from Michele Obama. We'll miss your perfect FLOTUS style!
A judge announced that a former Melrose Place actress won’t serve more jail time for a fatal 2010 DWI and triggered outrage from the widower of woman she killed. Read: Grandfather Stops Kidnapping In 'Tug of War' With Woman in Park Over 3-Year-Old: Cops
Look, we’re just going to go ahead and say it: the Jet Black iPhone 7 and the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus are the most gorgeous smartphones that have ever been created. There’s simply nothing else like the sleek glossy finish of Apple’s Jet Black iPhones, which reflects just the right amount of light to appear as though the glass face of the phone wraps straight around to the back of the device. The Jet Black iPhone 7 and the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus are the most gorgeous smartphones that have ever been created… for about 3 minutes after you first remove one from the box.
A tip from an anonymous El Paso, Texas, resident has led to the arrest of a double homicide suspect on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list Sunday morning. The 24-year-old was arrested during a traffic stop near Woodrow Bean Trans Mountain Road and Dyer Street, Douglas Lindquist, special agent in charge of the FBI's El Paso division, reportedly said. Strickland was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list on Dec. 15, five months after he purportedly shot and killed two men during a fight at a Milwaukee home on July 17, and was charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide, according to CNN affiliate WITI. The victims were 39-year-old Michael Reed and 38-year-old Maurice Brown.
Linguist Zhou Youguang, the man who helped invent the Pinyin system used for writing Chinese worldwide before becoming an outspoken critic of the communist government died on Saturday in Beijing. Zhou, who was probably China's oldest dissenter, died Saturday at his house in the country's capital, a day after having celebrated his 111th birthday, state media said. Zhou is commonly known as the "father of Pinyin", a system for transliterating Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet introduced in the 1950s and now used by hundreds of millions of language learners in China, as well as abroad.
Kamiyah Mobley, whose name has since been changed to Alexis Manigo, finally had a joyful reunion with her biological parents – 18 years after she was abducted from a Florida hospital just eight hours after birth. Williams allegedly raised Manigo as her own child.
The eagle has landed — on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready. The resurgence of the bald eagle is one of America's greatest conservation success stories. Federal protections mean farmers can do little to keep them away, said Ken Klippen, a poultry scientist and former farmer who heads the National Association of Egg Farmers.
At least eight policemen were killed and three wounded in an attack by Islamist militants on a security checkpoint in Egypt's New Valley province in the Western Desert, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. State television said the attack took place at around 8.15 p.m. in the Naqb checkpoint more that 600 kilometers (370 miles) southwest of Cairo. At least two of the attackers were killed, the Interior Ministry said.
EU heavyweights Germany and France led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump Monday after he branded NATO "obsolete" and said more countries would leave the EU after Britain. In a hard-hitting interview with two European newspapers, Trump unleashed a volley of verbal attacks on Europe and criticised German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "catastrophic" decision to open Germany's borders to Syrian refugees. With fears growing in Europe over Trump's commitment to the transatlantic alliance and signs he will pivot towards Russia, Merkel warned that the continent now had to take responsibility for itself.
Japan's space agency said on Sunday it failed to launch a mini rocket carrying a satellite into space due to failure of the communications systems. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said in a statement it had fired the SS-520 rocket at 0833 JST on Sunday at its Uchinoura Space Center in southern Japan. JAXA said it was unable to receive data from the rocket, which has fallen back to earth in a spot it had expected.
When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, Tony Richards is torn.On the one hand, he acknowledges the law has improved healthcare for the poor and the sick. He supports the provision that requires insurers to cover people with preexisting conditions. He
If you’re on the lookout for a premium wireless speaker, there are a few brands in particular that always bubble up to the top of every list. Among them is Bose, a company that needs absolutely no introduction. Bose has been making industry-leading audio gear for decades.
Cops say a grandfather stopped an attempted kidnapper from snatching his 3-year-old from a California park over the weekend. The Auburn Police Department says the incident unfolded Saturday when a woman they identified as 28-year-old Lindsay Frasher approached a family and grabbed the little girl in a bear hug. Cops say the grandfather prevailed and members of the girl's family held Frasher at the scene while waiting for authorities to arrive.
The timeline isn’t exactly what Elon Musk initially predicted, but the HW2 Autopilot update is finally rolling out for all vehicles of Tesla Motors manufactured since mid-October 2016. Tesla CEO Musk revealed this in a tweet late Sunday night. At the time, Musk had said the entire fleet of HW2 — short for “hardware 2” to refer to the new-generation cars — vehicles will get the update in a week or so.
A British research station on an ice shelf in Antarctica is being relocated and shut down over the winter because of fears it could float off on an iceberg, the British Antarctic Survey said on Monday. Sixteen people who were due to stay during the Antarctic winter between March and November will now be moved out, the BAS said in a statement. "It is prudent for safety reasons to shut down the station as a precautionary measure and remove its people before the Antarctic winter begins," it said.