Trump’s broadside came a day after the White House defended chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized Wilson’s remarks and called her an “empty barrel” making noise. A Trump spokeswoman said it was “inappropriate” to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired four-star general. The fight between Trump and the Miami-area Democrat began Tuesday said Trump told the pregnant widow of a service member killed in the African nation of Niger that her 25-year-old husband “knew what he signed up for.” Wilson was riding with the family of family of Sgt. La David Johnson to meet the body and heard the call on speakerphone.
Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 22, had been missing for nearly three months after going for a hike in late July and failing to return to their bed-and-breakfast. Autopsies found both had gunshot wounds and evidence at the scene led detectives to believe Orbeso shot Nguyen and then himself, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement Friday.
Arizona State University researchers have analyzed minerals around the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park and have come to a startling conclusion. It could blow much faster than previously expected, though any talk of it potentially wiping out life as we know it is incorrect. According to National Geographic, the researchers, Hannah Shamloo and Christy Till, analyzed minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent eruption. What they discovered surprised them – the changes in temperature and composition only took a few decades, much faster than the centuries previously thought. “We expected that there might be processes happening over thousands of years preceding the eruption,” said Till
Since 2006, North Korea has successfully complete six nuclear tests in its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility buried deep inside the 7,200-foot Mount Mantap. Mount Mantap is starting to exhibit "tired mountain syndrome," according to the Washington Post, which spoke to analysts on the subject. This specific term used to indicate the changes repeated underground explosions can have on a mountain was first used during the Cold War, when it was applied to sites in Russia.
A pharmacist charged with murder in a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people knew that mold and other bacteria were growing inside the filthy production rooms and that drugs shipped to customers were not sterile, but chose to do nothing, a federal prosecutor told jurors Friday. Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center in Framingham, ignored warning signs that his production methods were unsafe and decided instead to gamble with patients' lives, Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Strachan said during closing arguments. "This was a crisis of epic proportions, and it was looming ... and Glenn Chin just didn't care," Strachan said.
The Chinese space station Tiangong-1 has accelerated its out-of-control descent and will plunge to the ground somewhere on Earth in early 2018. Launched in 2011 in an effort to compete with the U.S. and Russia, the spacecraft was decommissioned in 2016, and China notified the UN that it would likely break apart and fall to Earth sometime in 2017 or 2018.
In the attack in Kabul, a suicide bomber walked into the Imam Zaman Mosque, a Shiite mosque in the western Dashte-e-Barchi neighborhood where he detonated his explosives vest, killing 30 and wounding 45, said Maj. Gen. Alimast Momand at the Interior Ministry. The suicide bombing in Ghor province struck a Sunni mosque, also during Friday prayers and killed 33 people, including a warlord who was apparently the target of the attack, said Mohammad Iqbal Nizami, the spokesman for the provincial chief of police.
Mexico captured a rare vaquita marina porpoise as part of a bold program to save the critically endangered species, but released it because it was too young to be separated from its mother, officials said. The vaquita, the world's smallest porpoise, has been pushed to the brink of extinction by illegal fishing. "The successful rescue made conservation history," Mexican Environment Minister Rafael Pacchiano said in a statement.
Getting to the path of totality to watch the Great American Eclipse was, for many, difficult and expensive. Hotel rooms were booked years in advance, and rooms cost as much as $1,500 a night. For many migrating eclipse chasers it required a degree of
As the Trump administration continues to spar with a Democratic lawmaker over the President’s efforts to console a grieving military widow, some people are wondering: What was the slain soldier, Sgt. La David Johnson, doing that led to his death in the Western African country of Niger? The specifics of the U.S. mission in Niger, and in Africa more broadly, have been largely overshadowed by the feud between President Trump, his Chief of Staff John Kelly, and Democratic congresswoman Frederica Wilson. What happened to Sgt. La David Johnson?
Jacinda Adern became New Zealand‘s youngest female prime minister on Oct. 19, but the world is a long way from the U.N. 2030 goal of equal participation for women in government. In an effort to understand the structural, legal and social barriers women face when entering public life, the Thompson Reuters Foundation followed three women who went against the grain to become politicians in the documentary When Women Rule. Kenya’s Maasai community, which is an ethnic group that live in the southern part of the country, is largely patriarchal and women struggle to find a voice.
From Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) 's Alexa learning which restaurants its users like, to Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) 's iPhone predicting the next word in a text message, artificial intelligence (AI) is already having a significant influence on everyday life. "But the real question is going to be: can AI take over all of the essential tasks?"Jones, along with Chad Jones of Stanford University and Philippe Aghion of the College de France wrote about their research in a paper entitled "Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth" for the National Bureau of Economic Research earlier this month.If rapidly-improving artificial intelligence can provide the markets with innovations to improve the workplace, some jobs could see skyrocketing wage growth while others could become obsolete.
A coral restoration team from Florida's Mote Marine Laboratory was checking on its underwater nursery for the first time since Hurricane Irma brought 140-mph winds to the Keys, and things didn't look promising. "Right off the bat we thought, 'Oh it's going to be completely destroyed," said Erich Bartels, a Mote staff scientist.
The deaths, which took place in the same neighborhood over the past 10 days, prompted Tampa police to warn residents in the Seminole Heights neighborhood not to walk alone at night. “Now we have someone terrorizing the neighborhood,” Interim Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan said during a Friday news conference. Dugan asked the public to look at surveillance video of a man who was walking in the area on Oct. 9 when Benjamin Mitchell, 22, was killed.
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s decision to nominate Jim Bridenstine as NASA administrator has some environmental and public health groups on edge, and not just because of the Oklahoma congressman’s public skepticism about climate change. The Tulsa lawmaker serving his third term has co-sponsored legislation that would force the Environmental Protection Agency to divulge all scientific and technical data the agency is using to craft regulations. Advocates say that legislation would block efforts to reduce pollution because some of the raw data required to justify new regulations would reveal private health information about individuals and therefore could not be released to the general public.
Sheila Keen-Warren, who married Michael Warren 12 years after the murder, was charged with Marlene Warren's murder. She has pleaded not guilty.
France and China's space agencies unveiled their first joint satellite in Beijing Friday, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones. The satellite, named CFOSAT (China-France Oceanography Satellite), is due to be launched next year by China and will primarily be used to study wind and ocean wave patterns. "In practical terms, it will be used to improve forecasts of strong storms, cyclones or waves for all coastal activities", Daniele Hauser, a French scientist working on the project, told AFP.
According to one study, 87 percent of women have heard of this "menstrual synchrony," and a full 70 percent say they've personally experienced - and even enjoyed - the show of solidarity. It turns out that menstrual synchrony, in the way that McClintock first described it, isn't a thing.
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon slammed former President George W. Bush Friday, calling his presidency the most “destructive” in the history of the United States. Bannon also criticized Bush for the rise of China as a world power and said that the former president “embarrassed himself” during an anti-bigotry speech he gave earlier this week that was widely viewed as a takedown of President Donald Trump. “Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry and compromises the moral education of children,” Bush said at the time.
The action comes after The New York Times reported on complaints about a group affiliated with the self-help organization NXIVM, which is based in suburban Albany and has chapters across the country. In a complaint filed with the state Department of Health over the summer and shared with the Times, a woman said Dr. Brandon Porter, of the Albany suburb Clifton Park, did studies on behalf of NXIVM’s personal development program. Other women complained to the health department that Dr. Danielle Roberts, a family doctor in Clifton Park, used a surgical device to burn brands on women’s lower abdomens during their initiations into a secret sorority within NXIVM.
You might imagine seeing the creepy critters throughout your life has conditioned you to fear them, but new research has completely blown the doors off of that notion, revealing that humans are afraid of spiders and snakes before they even know what they are. The study, which was conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, identified a stress reaction in infants as young as six months old when presented with a spider or a snake, suggesting that we’re built from the ground-up to fear them. “When we showed pictures of a snake or a spider to the babies instead of a flower or a fish of the same size and colour, they reacted with significantly bigger pupils,” Stefanie Hoehl, a lead researcher whose work contributed to the study.
Last month, a landmark study called “Tokens on the Small Screen” confirmed what even casual TV watchers have probably observed: the Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population is seriously under-represented on television. Examining 242 scripted shows on broadcast, cable and streaming TV over a one-year period, researchers found that barely one-third of TV shows have a series regular who is AAPI.
Hollywood's latest disaster flick, "Geostorm," is premised on the idea that humans have figured out how to control the earth's climate. A powerful satellite-based technology allows users to fine-tune the weather, overcoming the ravages of climate change. Everyone, everywhere can quite literally "have a nice day," until—spoiler alert!—things do not go as planned. Admittedly, the movie is a fantasy set in a deeply unrealistic near-future. But coming on the heels of one of the most extreme hurricane seasons in recent history, it's tempting to imagine a world where we could regulate the weather. Despite a long history of interest in weather modification, controlling the climate is, to be frank, unattainable
The Maltese government offered a reward in a bank heist case a few years ago, but this was believed to be the first time it posted a reward in a murder case. In the last 10 years, there have been 15 Mafia-style bombings or similar attacks in Malta, and many of the crimes have gone unsolved. Top European Union officials have denounced Caruana Galizia’s slaying as an attack on journalistic freedom and insisted that rule of law prevail in the tiny member nation.