The results of Tuesday’s primaries in Minnesota and Wisconsin were the latest in a series of revealing soundings from the region — tremors on the electoral Richter scale that help delineate the underlying forces shaping American politics.
The China Academy of Aerospace Dynamics says it has tested an aircraft with a top speed of 4,564 mph. That’s almost six times the speed of sound, and would make the Starry Sky-2 China’s first hypersonic aircraft.
This week, the Trump campaign filed a demand for arbitration accusing ex-White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman of violating a 2016 nondisclosure agreement. While Manigault Newman’s nondisclosure agreement hasn’t been made public, her agreement may have been based on other NDAs signed by Trump campaign workers.
President Trump on Thursday accused national newspapers that are participating in a Boston Globe-led editorial campaign protesting his attacks on the press of colluding against him.
The City of Newark is accused of failing to acknowledge or remove the alarming level of lead in its drinking water — among the highest recently recorded for a major U.S. water system.
A day after President Trump revoked John Brennan’s security clearance, the New York Times published a blistering op-ed by the former CIA director, who disputes Trump’s assertion that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.
Award-winning photographer Lara Jo Regan’s latest book, “Dogs on the Beach,” captures the unbridled, infectious bliss canines exhibit when they hit the shore. A passionate, world-renowned chronicler of canine life (including “Dogs in Cars,” the “Mr. Winkle” series and “Dog Plays”), Regan spent three years shooting “Dogs on the Beach” in her quest to document the explosion of dog beach culture.
In Carrie Goldberg’s career as a victims’ rights lawyer, she goes after four different kinds of offenders: “A******s, psychos, pervs and trolls.” An accomplished attorney who has most recently won a $950,000 sexual assault case involving a teen girl in Brooklyn and is currently representing one of the plaintiffs in the Harvey Weinstein case, Goldberg and her firm specialize in sexual assault and sexual privacy violations, including revenge porn, sextortion and other forms of online abuse. Defined as the distribution of sexually explicit images of a person without that person’s consent, revenge porn is a form of abuse that affects approximately 1 in 8 adults — most of them women. Sextortion takes it one step further: “[It’s] when somebody is being blackmailed, and usually their intimate images or videos are used as leverage to get somebody to do more things,” said Goldberg.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders began her briefing on Wednesday by reading a statement from President Trump announcing his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a prominent critic of the current administration. The statement went on to list other current and former officials whose clearances would be under review.
A suicide bomber targeted students preparing for university exams in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday, killing dozens of people and wounding dozens more in an attack blamed on the Islamic State group, officials said. The bombing was the latest large-scale assault on Afghanistan's Shiite community, which has increasingly been targeted by Sunni extremists who consider Shiites to be heretics. (AP)
It has been difficult to discern the defense’s theory of Paul Manafort’s case, but a member of the special counsel’s team has a concise assessment of the defense’s approach, at least when it comes to cross-examination. “We like clarity,” he observed. “They like confusion.”
In July, police say Michael Drejka fatally shot Markeis McGlockton. A Florida sheriff initially decided not to charge Drejka, citing the state’s “stand your ground” law. On Monday, Florida prosecutors reversed that decision and charged Drejka with manslaughter.
Impressive images of these alien-like creatures were captured underwater — photographer Cai Songda is a keen diver and did not miss the chance to snap pictures of the unique “aliens.” Cai, who is from Manila, Philippines, went on several diving trips this year and ended up with this beautiful collection of sea creatures, most of them in the area of Anilao.Cai loves blackwater diving and photography; he uses special lighting to illuminate his photos, as they are all taken in deep, dark waters. ...
Closing arguments were expected Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman accused of tax evasion and bank fraud.
Tuesday marks the 11th day of the bank- and tax-fraud trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager. The defense rested its case without calling any witnesses after the judge denied a motion to acquit Manafort on four of the 18 counts against him. The prosecution alleged Manafort intentionally broke the law by hiding income he earned while working for then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who is pro-Russian.
Among the enemies, rivals and random targets he has compared to a dog are Mitt Romney (“he choked like a dog”) Ted Cruz (he “lies like a dog”) and conservative writer Brent Bozell (came “begging for money like a dog”).
A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons.
Rescuers hunted for survivors among huge chunks of debris on Wednesday after a bridge collapse that killed 39, as furious government ministers rounded on the viaduct's operator, saying it should pay fines and compensation and lose its concession.
President Trump on Tuesday continued to lash out at Omarosa Manigault-Newman over explosive claims in his former “Celebrity Apprentice” co-star turned White House aide makes about him in her new book, “Unhinged.”
On Sunday, white nationalists held a rally at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. It took place on the first anniversary of a similar rally in Charlottesville, Va., that saw violent clashes between far-right protesters and counterprotesters, and three related deaths. Supporters of the Unite the Right movement at Sunday’s rally were greatly outnumbered by counterprotesters and the groups were separated by a police barricade in the park. Since the early 1900’s, it’s been a popular place for groups to exercise their First Amendment rights to send a message to a sitting U.S. president.