Less than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him.
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.
Cassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."
When Hurricane Maria took aim at the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, Sali Gear knew she had to move fast. Gear, the co-founder of Virginia Beach’s Island Dog Rescue, grew up in the islands. To make this happen, Gear initially aimed to fly 20 animals to the continental U.S. every day for one week, according to The Virginian-Pilot.
Ultimately, while American attempts to shoot-down a North Korean missile are unlikely to trigger an accidental nuclear war, it might not be good idea stress the Russian early warning system. The best option—time permitting—would be to forewarn Moscow of any attempt to shoot down a North Korean missile. If the United States decides to attempt to shoot down future North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests using the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, it is likely that Russia’s early warning system will not mistake the interceptors for a potential nuclear attack.
Russia on Thursday issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire.
Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.
By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure that has caused a slump in sales of diesel cars in major markets, with governments announcing plans to ban vehicles powered by conventional combustion engines. Greenpeace said its volunteers had boarded the ship in the Thames Estuary in an attempt to stop it unloading at the port of Sheerness in the southeast of England.
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."
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.
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump, a billionaire, is reportedly using money raised by the Republican National Committee to cover legal fees associated with the Department of Justice investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has used over $230,000 in money raised by the RNC for his own legal defense, according to Reuters. The president is currently under investigation for potential illegal coordination with Russia ― which is alleged to have hacked the Democratic National Committee and intervened in the election to defeat Hillary Clinton ― and for possible obstruction of justice when he fired James Comey, the former FBI director, in May.
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.
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.
Transport for London’s decision not to renew Uber’s licence has proved divisive with Londoners. The authority has deemed the car-hailing app is "not fit and proper" to hold the licence in a decision today. Announcing its ruling, TfL said: "Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications". Uber has said it intends to immediately challenge the decision and has 21 days to lodge an appeal. If it does the service will continue to operate as normal until the challenge is finished. Otherwise its licence will expired on Saturday September 30. Uber vs black cabs The service has become popular with Londoners since it launched in the capital in 2012 due to its comparatively low fares. Uber says it now has 3.5 million London users and 40,000 drivers. As such the ruling has provoked a heated reaction online and on social media. Telegraph readers were split on the decision Uber - reader comments On social media many Londoners have been left in disbelief How can London be a 21st century city if it crushes 21st century innovation & new business models at the behest of a sodding Union? #Uber— Emily Barley (@ThinkEmily) September 22, 2017 #TFL shows it’s not fit for purpose. It can’t stand to see #uber, an efficient, popular service in London not run by their monopoly.— Simon Bates (@Happysam69) September 22, 2017 Back to paying through the nose for taxis & not being able to find one late at night! Bad day for consumers! ��������— Andrew Byron (@AndrewByron) September 22, 2017 This is outrageous !!! What are we going to use now when we are reliant on them - we don't like other providers #uberrocks— Rola Haddad (@Tikkyboo) September 22, 2017 40,000 unemployed. Win for protectionism. Why bother competing for customers when your Labour mayor will just banish the competitors? #Uber— Ryan Hopkins (@RyanHopkins_) September 22, 2017 Some critics raised safety concerns Loosing #Uber makes london more unsafe for young people, especially students who can't afford the ridiculous rates of black cabs.— Lauren Powell (@powell6269) September 22, 2017 Are TfL going to speed up the night tube now?? How will people get home safely if #uber isn't there?! Black cabs are too expensive— Foodie Flo (@foodieflo1985) September 22, 2017 TFL's decision was welcomed by other Londoners Uber's tenure in the capital has not been without controversy and many had praise for TFL's decision. Since its introduction Uber has faced fierce opposition from taxi drivers and other critics over its treatment of drivers and claims it has added to congestion. The company has been criticised over the way it reports criminal offences and how medical certificates were obtained. TfL said Uber had also failed to explain how it used "Greyball" a controversial software it has employed elsewhere to evade authorities. Finally TFL has woken up undoubtedly the correct decision, well done.— Stuart Reid (@Stuts75) September 22, 2017 Not sure why ppl are blaming Sadiq & TfL when Uber have been 100% aware of the rules they've been breaking. They could have changed & didn't— L Janta-Lipinski (@jantalipinski) September 22, 2017 As the son of a black cab driver, I'm not too sad that Uber, whose passengers are at risk, might lose its licence.— Josh Spero (@joshspero) September 22, 2017 A massive congratulations to ALL drivers G/B or Y/B, ALL Orgs & affected families that fought back tirelessly. Today justice was served.— United Cabbies Group (@UnitedCabbies) September 22, 2017
By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Miguel Cruz awoke to the descent of Hurricane Maria on his home on Wednesday morning when the massive storm peeled off most of the roof, sent his belongings flying in all directions, but left intact an icon of Jesus hanging above his bed. Cruz was one of thousands of Puerto Ricans picking through the wreckage left by Maria after the hurricane devastated basic services on the debt-laden U.S. territory, pitching most of its 3.4 million residents into darkness as night fell. Crashing into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, Maria flipped the tops off buildings, knocked out phones and electricity across the island and turned low-lying roads into swollen rivers awash with debris.
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.
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.
Staff at a Florida nursing home where nine patients fell ill last week and eventually died after its air conditioning was knocked out for days made entries into patients’ medical records that inaccurately portrayed their situation, according to state officials.
U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has approached his work over the decades as he once approached mastering kickboxing and building a house with own hands: with laser focus and a fervent belief that he has God on his side.
Theresa May issued a thinly veiled rebuke to Donald Trump for threatening to pull out of Paris Climate accord last night. In the speech the Prime Minister also threatened to withhold tens of millions of pounds from the United Nations' budget until it reforms the way it is run and can demonstrate better value for money. The comments came moments before Mrs May met with Mr Trump at a summit on the margins of the UN general assembly in New York. Mr Trump announced in June that America was withdrawing from the Paris deal, arguing that it disadvantaged businesses and would impoverish the US. The US president said he would “begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States”. Theresa May meets Donald Trump at the UN 00:52 But in her speech to world leaders at the United Nations, Mrs May singled out the Paris deal as an example of how countries can work together to promote "fairness, justice and human rights". She said it was "the fundamental values that we share – values of fairness, justice and human rights –that have created the common cause between nations to act together in our shared interest and form the multilateral system. "And it is this rules based system which we have developed – including the institutions, the international frameworks of free and fair trade; agreements such as the Paris Climate Change accord; and laws and conventions like the Non-Proliferation Treaty – which enables the global co-operation through which we can protect those values." Mrs May added that it was important that "nations honour their responsibilities and play their part in upholding and renewing a rules-based international order that can deliver prosperity and security for us all". Later Mrs May also took aim at Syria and North Korea, accusing them of "deliberately flouting – for their own gain - the rules and standards that have secured our collective prosperity and security". Mrs May, who is expected back in London on Thursday morning, also said that Britain would start to fund the UN based on its results. She said: "The UN and its agencies must win our trust by proving to us and the people we represent that they can deliver. "That is why we will remain generous in our funding but set aside 30% to be paid only to those parts of the UN that achieve sufficient results." Britain annually gives £90million to fund the core operations of the UN which means that around £30million could be held back by London every year. Examples included bringing together different UN bodies under one roof in countries to save money and being more open about the UN's expenditure. Separately Mr Trump said he has made a decision on the future of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal after he was attacked by Iran's president Hassan Rouhani as an ignorant ingénue who spoke with “ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric”. Mr Trump will announce his decision on the agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program in return for removing some economic sanctions on October 15. On Tuesday Mr Trump used his maiden address to the UN general assembly to single out Iran as “a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy,” adding that their “chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos.” Yesterday Mr Rouhani shot back, telling the UN general assembly: “The ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric, filled with ridiculously baseless allegations, that was uttered before this august body yesterday, was not only unfit to be heard at the United Nations - which was established to promote peace and respect between nations - but indeed contradicted the demands of our nations from this world body to bring governments together to combat war and terror,” said Mr Rouhani. “We never threaten anyone; but we do not tolerate threats from anyone. Our discourse is one of dignity and respect, and we are unmoved by threats and intimidation."
U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday sought a prison sentence of 21 to 27 months for former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner, who admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl in a “sexting” scandal that played a role in last year’s U.S. presidential election. "Weiner, a grown man, a father, and a former lawmaker, willfully and knowingly asked a 15-year-old girl to display her body and engage in sexually explicit conduct for him online," prosecutors said in a filing in Manhattan federal court. "Such conduct warrants a meaningful sentence of incarceration." A lawyer for Weiner, who is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote next Monday, could not immediately be reached for comment.
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in some of his most candid and personal comments on the sexual abuse of children by priests, said on Thursday that the Catholic Church had "arrived late" in dealing with the problem. Francis, speaking in unscripted remarks to a commission advising him on how to root out sexual abuse, also acknowledged that early in his papacy he had made one bad call in being too lenient with an Italian priest who later went on to abuse again. Francis surprised members of the commission by putting aside his entire prepared speech and chatting to them.