The Senate’s rejection of bipartisan health bill is a dispiriting moment for world’s greatest deliberative body.
Editor’s note: We’re republishing this story, which first ran in August 2014, in light of a New York Post headline earlier this week that described a white murder suspect as a “clean-cut American kid.” Police have identified 23-year-old Kenneth Gleason as a person of interest in the September slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which authorities believe may have been racially motivated.
A mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill -- but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.
Maria “will essentially devastate most of the island,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said earlier this week. “After Irma, the people of Puerto Rico stood up and helped others,” he said, according to USA Today. Fewer than half of Americans, however, even realize that Puerto Ricans are American citizens.
The former congressman who, as head of a House committee, grilled Hillary Clinton relentlessly says he knows he’s in her new book but feels no need to read it.
If it turns out it was to block the Russia investigation, that would be obstruction, Painter said on MSNBC on Wednesday. “The president once again has the right to fire the FBI director,” Painter said on MSNBC.
General Electric plans to sell its corporate jets in a cost-cutting move amid sluggish activity in key industrial divisions, a spokesperson said Wednesday. "As we have said, we are executing on a plan to take out $2 billion in cost by the end of 2018," the GE spokesperson told AFP. The company plans to sell the fleet, the spokesperson said.
The school was among 40 buildings that collapsed during Tuesday's massive earthquake.
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President Donald trump made waves last week when he greeted his wife on stage with an "awkward" handshake, and a body language expert says the move made the first couple "look horrible."
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel rained criticism on Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) on Tuesday night over the Republican’s role in the revival of an Obamacare repeal bill currently making its way through the Senate. Cassidy aroused ire because of what happened in May: Kimmel tearfully told his audience his son was born with a congenital heart disease and had undergone open heart surgery that may not have been covered by insurance before Obamacare was enacted.
The U.S. has designated the Al-Qaeda affiliated a "terrorist" group, despite its attempts to rebrand. However Russia has repeatedly accused Washington of sparing its militants.
Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours.
“Year after year, for decades,” scientists have been warning about the realities of climate change, DiCaprio said during a keynote address at the Yale Climate Conference. “And we listened as they said that these powerful hurricanes that we’re seeing with Harvey and Irma did not change the president’s mind about climate change,” DiCaprio said.
Two staffers at a Florida Navy hospital face disciplinary action after disturbing videos and photos surfaced showing them forcing a newborn to dance and referring to babies as “mini Satans.”
Video of Hurricane Maria taken Tuesday from aboard the International Space Station
At least 21 children were killed and dozens more were missing after a primary school collapsed in the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday, officials said.
The dollar was trading near a two-month high against Japan’s yen on Thursday, after the US Federal Reserve indicated that it was on track to start paring back its massive bond-buying programme next month. After concluding a closely watched two-day meeting, policy makers announced that they were keeping interest rates on hold but hinted that an increase could be on the cards before the end of the year. “Before the Fed announced its decision, there were high expectations that monetary policymakers would drag interest rate expectations lower for 2017,” said Hussein Sayed, chief market strategist at FXTM.
President Trump lashed out at Hillary Clinton on Twitter after his former election opponent called his speech to the United Nations General Assembly “very dark” and “dangerous.”
Ryan Phillippe is facing serious domestic abuse and drug allegations from his ex-girlfriend, who is going after the actor in a bombshell new lawsuit.
When she was rescued, Kala Brown said her abductor was planning to kill someone named Holly next, which gave Holly Eudy "a very unsettling feeling."
By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices settled up 2 percent on Wednesday despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. Brent crude futures rose $1.06, or 1.9 percent, to $56.20 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 93 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $50.41. U.S. crude oil stockpiles jumped last week as imports and production increased, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, as operations resumed from the impact of Hurricane Harvey which hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 25.
A Republican lawmaker in South Dakota is coming under fire for posting a violent cartoon meme showing a car slamming into people along with the phrase “ALL LIVES SPLATTER.”
An Oklahoma City police officer shot and killed a deaf man who was holding a metal pipe on Tuesday night, authorities said.
Police say he was thrown from a vehicle during a fight between his parents
Welcome to ”The Story We Share,” a series of Q&As that profile two people with similar identities ― but who live in very different places.
HELSINKI (AP) — Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest of its kind, has hit a milestone value of $1 trillion, beating all expectations since its creation over 20 years ago.
France's President Emmanuel Macron declared Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal is no longer a sufficient safeguard against the growing power that Tehran wields in its region. "We need the 2015 accord," he said of the agreement. Macron was speaking in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, while ministers from Iran the six world powers that signed the accord met to discuss it.
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may think that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, but it's not the only way in which she thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin oversteps his bounds The former secretary of state opened up about her relationship with Putin during an appearance on "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Tuesday, and detailed the leader’s apparent fondness for "manspreading."
A 61-year-old man has been arrested in Ohio after allegedly shooting the father of his 3-week-old grandson while the baby was in the father's arms.
If your personal information is among the 143 million credit files compromised in the Equifax cyberattack, you might be wondering if you have any recourse against the company. As it turns out, yo...
On Tuesday, President Trump spoke to the United Nations general assembly for the first time while in office.
A student in northern England appealed to strangers over Twitter to send free birthday drinks for his friend on Wednesday afternoon.
Hurricane Maria has killed at least nine and has left Puerto Rico entirely without power
Muslims are more likely than Americans overall to acknowledge the discrimination that black Americans face in the country, a Pew Research Center study suggests.
The wallet lying in a driveway contained $1,500 in cash.
With the North Korean nuclear crisis looming large, 51 countries on Wednesday lined up to sign a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons that has been fiercely opposed by the United States and other nuclear powers. The treaty was adopted by 122 countries at the United Nations in July following negotiations led by Austria, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and New Zealand. None of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons -- the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel -- took part in the negotiations.
MATTOON, Ill. (AP) — A teacher subdued a male student who fired shots and wounded another student in a central Illinois high school cafeteria on Wednesday morning, police said.
Politico’s Michael Calderone reported Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York whom Trump fired in March, joined the cable news network as a senior legal analyst. The network also signed a deal with Walter M. Shaub Jr., the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, who resigned in July.
People who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great.
The Ministry of Defence has released a video showing the moment an RAF Reaper drone carries out an air strike on Islamic State fighters before they manage to carry out a public execution. The footage shows two handcuffed prisoners being led from a van and placed in front of a large group of spectators in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-held town of Abu Kamal in eastern Syria. The drone,manned by servicemen 2,000 miles away at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, then releases its single Hellfire missile. The drone strike Credit: Ministry of Defence The strike hits an Isil sniper on a nearby roof and the civilians and fighters scatter before the killing can be carried out. Releasing the footage on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence explained that it could not target the Isis militants on the ground directly because that would have also killed civilians. The mission was overseen from a heavily fortified combined air operations centre (Caoc) at the al-Udeid air base in Qatar. At a glance | Reaper drones Air Commodore Johnny Stringer, commander of UK air operations in Iraq and Syria, said “The individual whom we engaged was a sniper in over-watch to shoot civilians who sought to move away from the execution, let alone to protect the planned execution itself. “That particular example for us very much brought it home because civilians had been herded in, forced literally at gunpoint, to go and watch this going on in their hundreds.” He revealed that the UK had taken out Britons in secret missions to stop specific attacks, adding: "By dint of their activity, by being members of Daesh (Isil) and frankly engaging the people we are here to protect, they (British citizens) become valid military targets and that's the way we look at it. The Reaper drone in 60 seconds 01:08 "These people know we can find them wherever they try to hide." The RAF killed British jihadists in a drone strike in Syria in 2015, the first targeted UK drone attack on its own nationals. The release came as Sir Michael Fallon, Defence Secretary, announced that drone pilots who bomb Isil fighters could be awarded military medals. Currently medals are awarded according to a consideration of rigour and risk, with risk defined as being physically exposed to danger. But Sir Michael Fallon said a rethink may be needed as the UK deploys more unmanned aircraft on operations such as those targeting Isil, otherwise known as Daesh, from the skies above Iraq and Syria as part of Operation Shader. Speaking on a visit to British troops in Iraq, he said: "The changing character of warfare provides new challenges - not just about how we fight but also how we recognise and support those who serve. "As fighting has evolved we have adapted, ensuring our troops have cutting-edge equipment including unmanned systems operated from outside the battlespace. Our recognition of service, the risks taken, and the long-term effects must therefore adapt too. "That is why we need to examine how to provide medallic recognition for those making a vital contribution to Op Shader outside the battlespace, from Reaper pilots taking life-and-death decisions to those who ensure our planes can strike Daesh targets." Sir Michael also announced the creation of an Operation Shader medal for those who have fought Isil, which he described as "the evil of our time". The Defence Secretary said: "It is only right that those who've performed above and beyond in this fight against the evil of our time get the recognition they deserve. This medal will do just that. "Our troops have made huge contributions to the fight against Daesh, helping end its tyranny in large parts of Iraq and Syria. "They have conducted over 1,500 strikes against Daesh terrorist targets and helped train nearly 60,000 Iraqi Security Forces. "The campaign is not over but for those that have served we rightly honour the critical role they have played in helping keep us safe." Britain has provided more than 1,400 servicemen and women to the global coalition fighting Isil and there are currently around 600 soldiers on the ground in Iraq, mainly training local security forces.
The families of two men who died following a September 2015 plane crash on the set of American Made claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame for the fatal accident
On Wednesday, Mediaite published a full eight minutes of outtakes from the MSNBC host’s Aug. 29 broadcast of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” Apparently O’Donnell’s earpiece was acting up that night, a malfunction he repeatedly sounded off about between segments. This has been updated with O’Donnell’s comments on Twitter.
The elderly woman said she was lost and confused, authorities said.
Turkey, Iran and Iraq on Thursday urged Iraq's Kurdistan region to abandon a planned referendum on independence, threatening unspecified "counter-measures" if it goes ahead with the vote. The foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Iraq held a rare trilateral meeting Wednesday in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, days ahead of the non-binding September 25 referendum. Ankara and Tehran fear independence for the Kurds of northern Iraq would embolden their own Kurdish minorities, and Baghdad has bitterly opposed the plebiscite.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting of a Kansas Department of Revenue employee in Wichita was under investigation by the agency and owed nearly $400,000 in sales taxes related to his construction business, according to police and records.
Alaska Airlines' loyalty program has been named the best elite status scheme in a new study by a leading site for frequent flyers.
The United States will dispense about $32 million in humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya ethnic minority facing persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the State Department said Wednesday.