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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) loves a good joke. On Saturday, Huckabee tweeted his delight at the news that Andrew McCabe, former deputy director of the FBI and 21-year veteran of the agency, had been fired the night before. “Breaking Wind from CNN!” he wrote.
Cambridge Analytica was able to access user data through a paid personality survey app, which company insider Christopher Wylie told ITN Channel 4 News was used to influence and wage a “culture war” by Steve Bannon during the 2016 election.
Anti-racist protester DeAndre Harris, who was brutally beaten by a group of white supremacists, had the assault charges filed against him dropped after a judge said on Friday the 20-year-old black man was defending himself. On Aug. 12, a violent white nationalist rally took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead at the hands of an alleged white supremacist. Harold Crews, a lawyer and a neo-Confederate League of the South leader, filed a police report against Harris, alleging the 20-year-old hit him over the head with a flashlight while in the parking garage. Officers then arrested Harris in October on a felony assault charge, news that white nationalist cheered online.
A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents' permission was returned home and the man was in custody after the two were found in Mexico, authorities said. Federal agents and Mexican authorities found 16-year-old Amy Yu and Kevin Esterly in Playa del Carmen on Saturday and they were flown to Miami, authorities said. Esterly was awaiting processing in Miami.
An engineer who helped design the Miami pedestrian bridge that collapsed on Thursday called the Florida Department of Transportation two days earlier to report cracks he saw on the bridge, but no one answered the phone, FDOT revealed in a statement Friday. FDOT on Friday released a transcript and recording of that message from FIGG engineer Denney Pate. Officials say it was left Tuesday, two days before the newly erected bridge for Florida International University students collapsed over a multi-lane road, killing at least six people.
By Andrew Osborn and Polina Devitt MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England. Escalating a crisis in relations, Russia said it was also shutting down the activities of the British Council, which fosters cultural links between the two countries, and Britain's consulate-general in St. Petersburg. The Russian Foreign Ministry said the 23 British diplomats had one week to leave the country.
In the latest bad pet news to hit United Airlines this week, a flight was diverted after takeoff from New Jersey when it was discovered that a dog had been mistakenly loaded on the aircraft, officials said. United Flight 3996 from Newark to St. Louis was diverted Thursday to Akron, Ohio, to drop off the pet. United said the dog was quickly reunited with its owner, though it wasn’t clear where.
Student survivors of the worst high school shooting in U.S. history took their message abroad for the first time on Saturday, calling for greater gun safety measures and sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience. The Feb. 14 attack in Florida killed 17 people, 14 of them students, becoming one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. "It's so important to be educated, and to be educated in a productive sense is to feel safe at school," Suzanna Barna, 17, said.
Former FBI Director James Comey isn’t done talking about his dealings with President Donald Trump, according to a tweet posted Saturday. Trump on Saturday morning suggested that Comey was aware of unsavory or illegal activity within the FBI. Comey responded in a separate tweet just a few minutes later.
George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.
NASA researchers found that astronaut Scott Kelly experienced molecular changes during his groundbreaking space flight, and while most of his genes returned to normal 7% have not yet changed back.
Adrian Lamo, the computer hacker who reported Chelsea Manning to authorities for sharing classified documents with WikiLeaks, was found dead in an apartment in Wichita, Kansas, last week, according to local reports. Lamo, whose cause of death has yet to be reported but has been deemed unsuspicious by police, was 37, the Wichita Eagle reported. “With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know all of Adrian’s friends and [acquaintances] that he is dead,” his father, Mario Lamo, posted on Facebook on Friday.
A chairlift at a ski resort in the country of Georgia malfunctioned on Friday, causing panic and chaos as passengers were hurled from their seats at high speeds. Onlookers posted videos of the violent scene as the incident unfolded at the Gudauri Ski Resort, located in the south-facing area of the Greater Caucus Mountain Range. During the malfunction, the chairlift traveled in reverse at a high speed, whipping carriers around the terminal and hurling skiers from their seats.
Homicide detectives opened an investigation on Friday into the collapse of a new footbridge that killed at least six people at Miami’s Florida International University (FIU), as questions began to swirl about the companies behind the structure’s controversial design and construction. Juan Perez, the director of Miami-Dade police department, said criminal charges were possible once exhaustive inquiries by his detectives and state and federal authorities were complete.
In response to the Parkland, Florida, school shooting last month that left 17 people dead, two Massachusetts state legislators filed a bill Thursday that could force the state pension fund board to pull investments from any company that profits off firearms and ammunition manufacturing. “We take public safety seriously, therefore I felt we should not be investing public dollars in the companies that enable the violence we are trying to prevent,” state Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D), one of the bill’s authors, told HuffPost in an email. “We should not be protecting the state with one hand and enabling manufacturers with the other.
Stung by accusations of spreading "fake news," the Vatican on Saturday released the complete letter by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis after coming under blistering criticism for selectively citing it in a press release and digitally manipulating a photograph of it. The previously hidden part of the letter provides the full explanation why Benedict refused to write a commentary on a new Vatican-published compilation of books about Francis' theological and philosophical background that was released to mark his fifth anniversary as pope. "I'm certain you can understand why I'm declining," Benedict wrote.
Israel's military carried out an air raid overnight against an underground Hamas facility in the Gaza Strip and destroyed a separate tunnel under construction that could be used for attacks, it said Sunday. No casualties were reported in either operation, which came after an explosive device was detonated near the Gaza border with Israel, the latest in a string of such incidents. Israel's military said the operation to destroy the tunnel involved new technology it has been developing to detect them.
The dismissal Friday was made on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials. An upcoming inspector general’s report is expected to conclude that McCabe authorized the release of information to the media and was not forthcoming with the watchdog office as it examined the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
The Pregnancy Care Clinic in the Southern California city of El Cajon offers a host of services for pregnant women including ultrasound exams, prenatal vitamins and maternity clothes. There is one major exception: abortion. Now the clinic, which staunchly opposes abortion, is among of a group of Christian-based facilities, known as crisis pregnancy centers, involved in a major case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended his “konnichiwa” response to a House member of Japanese descent when she asked him about funding to preserve World War II internment camps. “How could ever saying ‘Good morning’ be bad?” Zinke said to reporters on Saturday following a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to The Arizona Republic. Zinke made the comment ― which means “good afternoon” or “good day” in Japanese ― last week during a congressional hearing after Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) recounted that her grandfathers were among those imprisoned by the U.S. government for their Japanese heritage.
Attorneys for a Mexican man acquitted of murder in a San Francisco shooting that helped fuel the U.S. immigration debate are pressing for documents to help them argue that his U.S. gun charges are vindictive. Federal prosecutors charged Jose Ines Garcia Zarate with two counts of illegal gun possession in November after jurors in state court found him not guilty of the 2015 killing of Kate Steinle on a popular pier. Under San Francisco's "sanctuary city" policy, the sheriff's department released Garcia Zarate from jail several weeks before the shooting despite a federal request to detain him until immigration authorities could take him into custody.
Fox News host Sean Hannity ripped colleague Shepard Smith on Friday after Smith said that people working on Fox News “opinion” programs say whatever they want and provide “entertainment,” not news. Smith’s comments in an interview with Time Magazine published
The people of eastern Ghouta are living in their own tombs. There is an ever-present threat of disease spreading because of the poor conditions. In one area, we found 1,000 children with lice living in multiple shelters.
Senator Chuck Schumer releases a statement after Trump's personal attorney calls for an end to the Russia investigation.