A federal judge on Thursday blocked a California law set to take effect Saturday that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines.
“I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore),” Trump wrote in a two-part tweet Thursday morning. “Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. The president’s words were immediately met with criticism from politicians from both sides of the aisle, and the attacks on Brzezinski’s intelligence and appearance were roundly denounced as sexist.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced Tuesday she was against the current version of the Senate GOP health care bill. In an exchange that was filmed by someone else in the room and later posted on Facebook , where it has been viewed more than 5 million times, Hill showed the senator photos of Amy before and after her diagnoses, when she was in the hospital undergoing treatment.
Cardinal George Pell spoke of his innocence and said he is looking forward to having his day in court after Australian authorities charged him with historical sexual offences.
Since late 2015, the public has known that police who witnessed the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald described a scene starkly different than the one that later emerged on video of a white officer pumping 16 bullets into the black teenager. The announcement Tuesday that three officers have been charged with lying about that night raises questions about why it took so long to bring charges and underscores how tough it is to battle the code of silence long associated with the Chicago Police Department and other law enforcement agencies across the country. "Even though the police brass had seen this video, knew what was on it, each of the reports of these officers was approved all the way up the chain of command," said Craig Futterman, a University of Chicago law professor who has studied the department and was part of the legal team that fought the city over its refusal to release the video.
The Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate is no more, according to an Iraqi military spokesman, and a new report on the group’s shrinking revenue suggests he might be right. The group’s apparent collapse is backed up a study released Thursday morning that found three years after Islamic State declared its caliphate on parts of Iraq and Syria, it has lost 80 percent of its revenue and roughly two thirds of its territory. The report, by IHS Markit, a London-based information and analytics group, found the Islamic State’s average monthly revenue has fallen dramatically from $81 million in the second quarter of 2015 to $16 million in the second quarter of 2017 — an 80 percent drop.
In the decades prior to the Civil War in 1865, an estimated one hundred thousand slaves became passengers on the Underground Railroad, a journey of untold hardship, in search of freedom. In “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad,” a traveling exhibition which opened June 23 at the Griot Museum of Black History American photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales presents a remarkable series of images taken in the dead of night that reveal historical sites, cities and places that freedom-seekers passed through, including homes of abolitionists who offered them sanctuary.
Ukraine's state security service (SBU) seized equipment it said belonged to Russian agents in May and June to launch cyber attacks against Ukraine and other countries, the SBU said in a statement on Friday. "Law enforcement officers seized server equipment that was involved in the cyber attack system by Russian secret services," the SBU said, adding that investigations were ongoing. A cyber attack that began in Ukraine spread around the world on Tuesday, knocking out thousands of machines, shutting down ports, factories and offices as it hit around 60 countries.
Among many people mourning the death of a child in street protests against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is his former boss, from back when the president was a bus driver. The mourner is David Vallenilla, whose son David died last Thursday when he was hit with buck shot fired by a soldier at point blank range. Vallenilla says he has been told Maduro the president will call him.
A little girl is dead and her father has been left disfigured after cops say a houseboat ran over them while the pair was swimming in a Texas lake last week. As Kaitlyn's father, Patrick Oliver, tried to save her, his legs became mangled in the boat's propeller, forcing doctors to later amputate them both, KWTX reports.
White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked whether President Trump will bring up Russia's election interference in the upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit next week. She said, "Obviously I'm not going to get ahead of the president's conversation. As we typically do, I'd imagine we'll have a read-out if that conversation takes place."
CNN conservative pundit Ana Navarro did not mince words Thursday when Wolf Blitzer asked for her thoughts on President Trump’s tweets attacking MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski’s appearance. What is wrong with him?'” Navarro said. “And then you remember this dude, this disgusting dude, is the president of the United States.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi leaving her weekly press conference at the Capitol on June 22. When the majority party fails, your supporters say it’s only because the president is an evil buffoon and everyone has figured it out. Facing calls for her resignation, the longtime House leader acknowledged that she’s something of an easy target for Republican ad makers who want to portray the party as a bunch of coastal elites.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is condemning the destruction of a Ten Commandments monument at the Arkansas Capitol, and says it's still committed to having the display struck down in the courts. The ACLU of Arkansas' executive director, Rita Sklar, said Wednesday the group strongly condemns any illegal act of destruction or vandalism. Police arrested an Arkansas man and said he intentionally drove his vehicle into the Ten Commandments monument, which had been installed just a day earlier.
Almost two years after two Florida teenagers went missing at sea, investigators are still piecing together the details of their final moments. When Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos took a small boat out July, 24, 2015, it appeared they were headed for the Bahamas, according to a court document obtained last week by WPLG-TV. By putting together social media activity and interviews with friends and family, investigators were able to discern where the 14-year-olds may have been headed that day.
Sure, NASA has found signs of ancient water on Mars multiple times over the years, but now it's time to talk about something that's significantly more badass: molten Martian lava. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has taken photos of a part of
A ground team began searching for Alberto Zerain Berasategi from Spain and Mariano Galvan from Argentina but helicopters could not join the search effort due to poor weather, said Karrar Haidri, spokesman for the Alpine Club of Pakistan. "In such weather conditions and without adequate food supply, survival appears unlikely but there was the case of Tomaz Humar a few years ago," Haidari said, adding that rescue officials are doing everything possible to find the men. Slovenian mountaineer Humar was trapped on Nanga Parbat for six days in 2005 before army helicopters found him trapped under a ledge at a height of nearly 6000 meters.
Earlier this morning, we took a look at the most impressive iPhone 8 leak to date. Using CAD drawings that are believed to have leaked from a Foxconn factory, someone was able to build an iPhone 8 mockup out of real metal and glass. The subsequent video is likely our best look yet at what’s coming later this summer when Apple unveils its next-generation iPhone 8 flagship phone.
The owner of the 20-pound lobster that was photographed by TSA agents inside Boston’s Logan Airport and posted to social media is furious about how the agency handled the massive sea creature. Chris Stracuzza of Savannah, Ga., told Inside Edition that he is “beyond ticked off" that agents were able to open his luggage in the first place. The huge lobster was posted on social media Monday by TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy, the day after it was photographed inside Logan Airport.
India condemned a new road that China is building on the rivals' Himalayan border on Friday, saying it raises "serious security" concerns. The two sides are trading increasingly stern diplomatic warnings over the new hotspot, a remote scrap of territory where the frontiers of China, India and Bhutan meet. Beijing made a formal protest this week, accusing Indian border guards of crossing from the northeastern state of Sikkim into its Tibetan territory to stop the road building.
Donald Trump has told White House aides to come up with possible concessions to offer as bargaining chips in his planned meeting next week with Vladimir Putin, according to two former officials familiar with the preparations. National security council staff have been tasked with proposing “deliverables” for the first Trump-Putin encounter, including the return of two diplomatic compounds Russians were ordered to vacate by the Obama administration in response to Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election, the former officials said. It is not clear what Putin would be asked to give in return.