A Democratic lawmaker tweets that the president is "making America stupid again" after he reportedly prohibited seven terms, including "transgender" and "science-based."'Sends a chill down your spine' »
“I don’t want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet. Flynn pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the FBI about his communications with the Russian government. In his Friday comments, Trump referenced messages critical of the president that were sent between an FBI lawyer and an agent who later worked for special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
On the fifth anniversary of the deadly massacre that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, former President Barack Obama's press secretary took to social media to remember the aftermath of the attack. Jay Carney tweeted on Thursday about the panic that ensued at the White House on Dec. 14, 2012, after news broke about the attack, in which a shooter gunned down 20 children and six adults at the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school. "5 years ago today was my worst day at the White House," he wrote.
South Korean intelligence agencies are reporting that a top North Korean general may have been executed, despite being seen by Kim Jong Un’s side as recently as September.
California is in the midst of an inferno. More than 10 days after the Thomas Fire sparked in Ventura County, the blaze grew to some 252,200 acres on Friday as more than 8,300 firefighters worked night and day to contain it. All told, the fire is the fourth-largest in California history and has already cost the state’s firefighting agency, Cal Fire, nearly $89 million.
WHAT THE NET NEUTRALITY REPEAL MEANS “The repeal rolls back so-called ‘Title II’ regulations that classified the internet as a public utility, and which, among other things, required internet service providers, or ISPs, to treat all of the data traveling on their networks equally.” Here’s how the change could silence some voices. And meet the women who tried to save net neutrality. ‘DOUBTING THE INTELLIGENCE, TRUMP PURSUES PUTIN AND LEAVES A RUSSIAN THREAT UNCHECKED’ “The result is without obvious parallel in U.S. history, a situation in which the personal insecurities of the president — and his refusal to accept what even many in his administration regard as objective reality — have impaired the government’s response to a national security threat.
“It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong,” Honestie Hodges told local media. COWARDLY COPS DO IT AGAIN! 11- year old Honestie Hodges was handcuffed by the Grand Rapids Police Department for walking out her back door. Don’t cuff her’,” the girl’s mother, Whitney Hodges, told NBC.
Life for Ryland Ward has been a series of small victories and extended periods of waiting since he was shot in last month’s massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The 5-year-old boy was shot five times when a gunman opened fire on the congregation at First Baptist Church on Nov. 5, killing 26, including Ryland’s stepmother, JoAnne Ward, and two sisters. Ryland has remained in the hospital ever since, waiting for the day doctors say he is clear to return home.
The White House released the Trump family's first official Christmas portrait on Thursday -- capturing the president and first lady holding hands and smiling as they posed nestled between flags and Christmas trees. But first son Barron Trump didn't join
A draft statement former FBI Director James Comey prepared in anticipation of concluding the Hillary Clinton email case without criminal charges was heavily edited to change the "tone and substance" of the remarks, a Republican senator said Thursday. Comey, for instance, initially wrote that the FBI believed that Clinton and her aides were "grossly negligent" in their handling of classified information, language also contained in the relevant criminal statute.
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One eager Tennessee 2-year-old took matters into her own hands during her church’s recent Nativity pageant
Alex Jones has piled on to a far-right conspiracy theory that out-of-state voters were bused in to steal Alabama’s special Senate election for Democrat Doug Jones, who beat Republican Roy Moore earlier this week. The conspiracy-loving radio host said Wednesday that the dearly departed cast ballots as well. Operatives “had the dead people vote and had the folks bused in those Democrat areas and they stole the election, when my research shows Roy Moore probably would have won by six, seven points,” Jones said in a clip (above) posted by Media Matters.
A firefighter was killed battling the monstrous Thomas Fire in Southern California, officials said on Thursday. The unnamed man was an engineer with Cal Fire and based in San Diego. “I am very saddened to report that a firefighter fatality has occurred on the Thomas Incident,” Chief Ken Pimlott, director of Cal Fire, said in a statement.
In fact, the British chef (who catered for former President Barack Obama at the G20 summit in London in 2009) has revealed that he is desperately trying to avoid America altogether while Trump is in power. “I think I would bite the bullet, I think I’d be professional and I think I’d cook with all of my heart and my soul,” Oliver said during an interview on “The Russell Howard Hour” which aired in the U.K. on Thursday. “Because, to be honest, I’m kind of hoping that I don’t have to go to America while he’s [Trump] in power,” he added.
A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's main island of Java late Friday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta. There was no immediate indication of a tsunami, but authorities said they had issued a warning following the tremor, which struck a coastal region some 300 kilometres (190 miles) from the capital. National disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said a 62-year-old had died in the Ciamis region in West Java after becoming trapped in a collapsed house.
On that day, a gunman opened fire on students and faculty at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. He killed 20 children and six educators. In anticipation of the five-year anniversary of the Newtown massacre, HuffPost spoke to six parents who each lost a child that day. Scarlett Lewis’ 6-year-old son Jesse was killed in his first-grade classroom when gunman Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary.
A new grand jury report faulted Penn State University for enabling a fraternity culture that led to the hazing death of 19-year-old sophomore Tim Piazza in February. The report — released by Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller on Friday — condemned hazing within the Greek community at Penn State as “rampant and pervasive,” and accused Penn State of demonstrating apathy to drinking culture and turning a blind eye to problems within fraternities. “If it takes eliminating these dens of depravity that won’t reform their ways, then do it,” Parks Miller said at a press conference.
The Pentagon is voicing growing alarm that the risky flying of Russian pilots in Syria could lead to a mishap – or even the nightmare scenario of a US jet shooting down a Russian warplane. Defense officials this week highlighted several recent close calls with Russian planes, including one Wednesday, when a pair of US F-22s intercepted two Russian jets over a part of Syria in which the Pentagon says they are not meant to be operating. The uptick in incidents comes as remaining operations by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria have shrunk down to an area of only about 15 square miles (39 square kilometers) around Albu Kamal in eastern Syria, by the Iraq border.
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4 p.m.Stocks gave up an early gain and finished lower as the Republican tax plan hit another snag.Indexes turned lower Thursday after Sen. Marco Rubio said he would vote against the bill
By Alexander Winning and Mfuneko Toyana JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's ruler since the end of apartheid, faces perhaps the most pivotal few days in its recent history when it meets over the weekend to choose a successor to Jacob Zuma as party leader. The ANC's electoral dominance means whoever wins the job is likely to become South Africa's next president. Economic growth in Africa's traditional powerhouse has been lethargic over the last six years and the jobless rate stands near record levels.
WASHINGTON ― After months of hemming and hawing ― over debt, over procedural concerns, and over who benefits most from certain provisions ― Senate Republicans appear to be headed toward easy passage of a compromise tax bill next week, with remaining GOP holdouts folding on Friday for hardly any reason at all. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) endorsed the tax bill Friday afternoon after Republican leaders changed part of the legislation to meet some of Rubio’s demands, his office said.
For over 50 years, explorers of the dark waters of the North Atlantic have been aware of the existence of a mysterious shark that grows only a few centimeters every few years — yet can reach lengths of up to five meters. Greenland sharks, he reported in a 2016 article in Science, live for centuries — in one case, even up to 512 years. Nielsen’s monumental discovery is back in the news again after he posted a photo to his Instagram in early December announcing he had finally completed his Ph.D. thesis — a whopping 142 pages on the Greenland shark.
You know the joke that there's an old Donald Trump tweet expressing the opposite of every single one of his administration's policies? Well, one exists for net neutrality as well. As the FCC voted Thursday to hand control of the internet over to massive corporations, it didn't take long for Twitter detectives to find out that President Trump used to be a pretty big fan of net neutrality.
President Donald Trump said Friday that Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore should concede this week’s election to Democrat Doug Jones. “He tried,” Trump, who had endorsed Moore, told reporters outside the White House. Trump says GOP candidate Roy Moore should concede the Alabama special election.
Juanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House housing community had decided to “put her out” after blaming her for mould in her apartment. Police said she was given notice of her eviction on Monday, but refused to leave the building the next day, reports Florida TV station WKMG. A Lake County sheriff’s spokesperson said a deputy tried to connect Ms Fitzgerald with members of her family and other housing facilities, but she refused.