Subtropical Storm Alberto is moving north toward Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi threatening to bring heavy rainfall and flooding by Monday.Governor: 'Torrential rain and severe flooding' »
The official, a member of Trump’s National Security Council, actually does exist and led a briefing at the White House on Thursday for reporters. The White House even provided its own transcript of the briefing that Trump essentially dismissed as fake news. As is often the case on such background briefings, the official asked not to be identified by name and instead be referred to as a “senior White House official,” according to several witnesses who saw the briefing in person or listened to it over the phone.
An NBC News investigation reveals an alleged plot by Black Cube to discredit two advisers to President Obama that were involved in drafting the Iran nuclear deal.
It’s been a week since the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, and the National Rifle Association has had time to make sense of why, exactly, this happened. Not once did the gun rights group raise concerns over the shooter’s easy access to firearms ― the 17-year-old student just used his dad’s guns ― or acknowledge that school shootings are now happening with such frequency in America that kids are developing post-traumatic stress disorder. The Texas shooting was the 16th school shooting this year.
Seventh graders were taking a test in science teacher Jason Seaman’s class when a student opened fire on Friday. Seaman was shot three time as he tackled the shooter after one of his students was hit.
Montana wildlife officials are puzzled by the carcass of wolflike animal they say a rancher shot and killed on his property near the town of Denton. “The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock,” the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Thursday.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas could leave hospital soon, "most likely" on Monday, after a week of treatment for pneumonia, a source close to him said. A Palestinian official and a medical source earlier said Abbas could be released from hospital on Sunday afternoon. Most likely tomorrow," the source added, on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity surrounding Abbas's hospitalisation.
Voters in Ireland headed to the polls on Friday to decide whether the country should repeal its restrictive abortion laws. Among those casting their ballots were thousands of Irish citizens living in other parts of the world who traveled back to Ireland for the landmark vote. Most of those using the hashtag were planning to vote “yes” to repeal the eighth amendment ― Ireland’s near-total ban on abortion that only makes exceptions to save the life of the mother.
Cell phone video captures a flight attendant telling passenger Jason Felix that he can’t have more alcohol during a flight from St. Croix to Miami. A fight broke out after he threatened another passenger and Felix now faces federal charges.
One of the survivors of the plane crash just outside Havana airport last week died early on Friday, state-run media cited the Cuban government as saying, raising the death toll from one of Cuba's worst air disasters to 112. Emiley Sanchez, a 40-year old Cuban from the eastern city of Holguin where the Boeing 737 had been heading, died in a hospital in the capital due to "severe traumatic lesions and burns" suffered in the accident. "Her state was extremely critical with a unfavorable prognostic and on a progressive downwards path that we could not reverse," the Health Ministry said in a statement read on state-run radio station Radio Reloj.
The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia’s Central Bank who has forged close ties with U.S. lawmakers and the National Rifle Association, that led to a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during the gun lobby’s annual convention in Louisville, Ky., in May 2016, a top Spanish prosecutor said Friday. José Grinda, who has spearheaded investigations into Spanish organized crime, said that bureau officials in recent months requested and were provided transcripts of wiretapped conversations between Torshin and Alexander Romanov, a convicted Russian money launderer. On the wiretaps, Romanov refers to Torshin as “El Padrino,” the godfather.
A Southern California driver managed to call for help after her car plunged 700 feet (213 meters) off a road in the San Bernardino Mountains, and rescuers marveled at her survival. The woman could not say exactly where she was Thursday night, and authorities used her phone to figure out her approximate location, Los Angeles TV station KCBS reported. San Bernardino County firefighters went down the mountain to rescue the woman, who was taken to a hospital.
A 13-year-old student, who was shot when an alleged gunman opened fire inside of a Indiana middle school, is in critical but stable condition her family said. Ella Whistler was identified as the second victim of at Noblesville West Middle School Friday morning. A student, who has not been identified, allegedly asked to be excused from class, returned with two handguns and began shooting before he was tackled by science teacher Jason Seaman.
The best way to watch Harvey Weinstein walk himself into a Manhattan police precinct on Friday morning was via NBC News’ Periscope. As the former Oscar-winning Hollywood producer and “king of indie film” marched from his black car into the police station, NBC correspondent Craig Melvin began naming some of the 95 women who have come forward with allegations against Weinstein ― Lucia Evans, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek.
Two men entered a popular Indian restaurant near Toronto Thursday night —one of them carried a bucket of paint that concealed a bomb. Investigators say the attack may have been the work of organized crime figures.
Police in western New York are searching for a missing 14-month-old boy whose mother’s dead body was found in the woods, stuffed in a plastic bag
The woman shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol on Wednesday has been identified as Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles, a 20-year-old who had traveled to the U.S. from Guatemala in hopes of securing work to pay for her education. The agent, who has been with Border Patrol for 15 years, said the group refused to get on the ground and instead rushed at him, at which point he opened fire, Customs and Border Protection said in a statement on Friday. The group fled after Gómez Gonzáles was shot, CBP said, but three of the individuals were later apprehended.
USC President C-L Max Nikias has resigned, following allegations made by students that a campus gynecologist sexually abused them.
Famed criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz says his friends and family are horrified that he has been defending President Trump — and they’ve made their feelings quite clear to him. “I wish it was just angst,” the Harvard Law professor said in an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery,” published Friday. Dershowitz, who describes himself as a liberal Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, has raised eyebrows among fellow law scholars for his criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and on-air defense of the president’s legal position.
As the eruption at Hawaii's Kīlauea Volcano continues to evolve, the multitude of dangerous threats to residents shows no signs of subsiding. The number of fissures that have cracked open is now at 23, and a spattering of lava continues to ooze from at least five of them. "Future outbreaks could occur both uprift (southwest) and downrift (northeast) of the existing fissures, or existing fissures can be reactivated.
The all-American road-trip season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend in the US, and that means the inevitable backseat tussle between crabby kids and disagreements on what to listen to in the car. According to the results of a consumer survey conducted
From Car and DriverThe 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is slithering closer to production, and the Blue Oval is teasing its most powerful Mustang variant with a new overhead shot that gives us our best look yet at the muscular pony car.As
The government program meant to place unaccompanied children taken from the U.S.-Mexico border into the care of a parent or sponsor admitted last month it lost nearly 1,500 of them. Senate testimony that was released last month but came to light more recently details how the Office of Refugee Resettlement ― part of the Department of Health and Human Services ― “was unable to determine with certainty the whereabouts of 1,475 [children].” That was according to Steve Wagner, acting assistant secretary with the Administration for Children and Families. The ORR was tasked between October and December 2017 with checking on the welfare of the more than 7,000 children supposedly placed into the homes of a sponsor or guardian. Along with the nearly 1,500 missing children, an additional 28 ran away and 52 were living with someone other than their initial sponsor, according to the testimony.
An Indiana middle school student has been taken into custody after allegedly opening fire on schoolmates Friday, officials said. The unnamed boy was detained after police rushed to Noblesville West Middle School on reports of shots fired at 9:06 a.m., Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt told reporters at a press conference. A student and a teacher were rushed to local hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds.
Giovanni DeGarimore, owner of Giovanni’s Fish Market, makes his living selling fish and other forms of seafood. DeGarimore told the San Luis Obispo Tribune he met a friendly octopus while diving in Fiji. The octopus was named Fred and spent a few days at the fish market before being released in a safe place.