|Trump praises Gianforte, recounting his assault on reporter|
"Never wrestle him," Trump said of the Montana congressman who pleaded guilty to physically assaulting a reporter.
|New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh Confirmation|
Long Island resident Ronald DeRisi, 74, was arrested Friday and charged with
|Putin Hails Sunset of U.S. Global Domination Due To Mounting 'Mistakes'|
Russian President Vladimir Putin gloated Thursday about what he sees as the
|Republican candidates trying to have it both ways on Obamacare|
Some GOP candidates running this cycle who have or are trying to gut Obamacare are still running on the importance of protecting people with pre-existing conditions.
|Best Bites: Roasted brussel sprouts with parmesan sauce|
Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your
|Dear Elle Magazine, Media Companies: Don't Create Fake News To Get People To Vote|
A viral headline about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West breaking up is the latest
|Israel steps up armored deployment on Gaza border|
Israel ramped up its armored forces along the Gaza border on Thursday in a daylight show of force, a day after a Palestinian rocket destroyed a home in southern Israel. With the deployment clearly visible from main Israeli roads near the Gaza Strip, senior Egyptian security officials met leaders of the enclave's ruling Hamas to try to calm tensions. Hamas and the smaller Islamic Jihad militant group quickly denied firing the rockets.
|Girl baked grandfather's ashes into cookies and gave them to classmates, police say|
A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade biscuits and gave them to classmates, police in California have said. The youngster and a friend shared the cookies with nine other pupils at Da Vinci Charter Academy in the city of Davis. "She had mentioned her grandpa's ashes before," said Andy Knox.
|Facebook `Delighted’ by War Room Response to Brazil Election|
As they monitored trends on the company’s sites -- like articles that were going viral and spikes in political-ad spending -- they noticed a suspicious surge in user reports of hate speech. The data scientists in the room told the policy experts that the malicious posts were targeting people in a certain area of Brazil, the poorer Northeast -- the only region carried by the leftist presidential candidate. The policy folks determined that what the posts were saying was against Facebook’s rules on inciting violence.
|The Republican who shocked the world 4 years ago could lose because of redistricting|
The Virginia congressional district that Dave Brat took in 2014 is now less favorable to the GOP.
|9-Year-Old Falsely Accused Of Groping White Woman Says He 'Felt Humiliated'|
Jeremiah Harvey, the 9-year-old boy accused of groping a woman at a Brooklyn
|Nikki Haley Jokes She's Not An 'Indian Woman' In Swipe At Elizabeth Warren|
Nikki Haley, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, drew laughter
|Heidi Cruz Torched Over 'Tone-Deaf' Lament About Ted Cruz's 6-Figure Senate Salary|
Heidi Cruz was mocked on Twitter for appearing to suggest that she and husband
|Washington Post publishes missing journalist's last op-ed|
Jamal Khashoggi warned of the lack of a free press in the Arab world in his last column. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.
|New Banksy Video Suggests Shredded Painting Stunt Didn't Go Entirely To Plan|
Banksy stunned the art world this month with the partial shredding of his
|Crimea mourns Kerch school shooting victims|
Students wept over the coffins of classmates Friday at the funeral of 20 people killed in a school shooting in Crimea dubbed the “Russian Columbine,” the worst massacre of its kind in the region’s history.
|Texas police hunt woman who left toddler at stranger's door|
A woman is suspected of child abandonment for hoisting a two-year-old boy by the arm to the house of a stranger in a northern Houston suburb, ringing the doorbell and running away, authorities said on Thursday. Neither woman nor child has been identified in the incident that unfolded in less than 30 seconds on surveillance video, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. "The child is uninjured and appears to be in good health," it said, adding that the boy was in the custody of Child Protective Services and was being asked who left him behind.
|'Active shooter' in Virginia puts major defence company building on lockdown|
Police are investigating reports of reports of an "active shooter" at a defence company General Dynamics in Portsmouth, Virginia. The call was received earlier in the day fro a security guard on site and Portsmouth police have called for people to stay clear of the area. Police are investigating a report of an active shooter at 2 Harper Ave. Dispatch received the 911 call at 1146am.
|President Avenatti? Lawyer for Stormy Daniels and Julie Swetnick wants the 2020 Democratic nomination, arguing that no one will swing harder at Trump|
Michael Avenatti would like to turn his newfound fame into political power, in order to take down the man who did precisely that two years ago.
|The Latest: Missouri version of radio ad avoids 'lynching'|
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections next month (all times local):
|Georgia Teacher Accused of 'Inappropriate' Relationship With Student Kills Himself|
Zachary Meadors had a warrant out for his arrest at the time of his death.
|Dear Abby, Here's What It’s Really Like To Have A 'Foreign' Name In America|
It's tradition for Sikh parents to turn to the Guru Granth Sahib, our holy
|Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Says He Won't Attend Saudi Arabia Summit|
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that he would no longer attend
|Jason Chaffetz Mocks Elizabeth Warren With Native American Statue Photo, Twitter Flips|
Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) might have set himself up for selfie-
|Cardi B swarmed as she hands out free winter coats in Brooklyn|
Metal barricades could barely contain the hundreds of fans lined up in Brooklyn on Thursday as superstar Cardi B handed out free winter coats to the assembled masses.
|Ex-FBI agent charged with leaking sentenced to 48 months|
Albury's sentence is much harsher than his defense lawyers had hoped, but slightly less severe than the 52-month prison term that federal prosecutors were seeking. Albury pleaded guilty to two counts of leaking classified materials earlier this year. Joshua Dratel, Albury's lawyer who earlier confirmed the sentence to Reuters, declined to comment further.
|Falling Ford Pickup Tailgates Draw Federal Safety Probe|
Government regulators opened an investigation this week into why some Ford heavy-duty pickup truck power tailgates are falling open. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is ...
|Afghanistan elections delayed in Kandahar as nation braces for polling day violence|
Voting for parliamentary elections in Afghanistan's second city has been postponed after a key security official was assassinated and the country braced for widespread insurgent violence on polling day. Taliban commanders on Friday tried to further disrupt the election by issuing a nationwide demand for people to remain at home rather than head to the polls. The vote is seen as a test of president Ashraf Ghani's grip on the country after a grim year of soaring casualties among his forces and civilians and further encroachment by a buoyant Taliban. Dr Ghani's weary international backers, particularly Donald Trump, are desperate for signs of stability and progress after 17-years of pouring troops and money into the country. Yet preparations were dealt a severe blow on Thursday when Kandahar's powerful police chief, Gen Abdul Raziq, was shot dead in an insider attack claimed by the Taliban. Election workers prepare for the country's third parliamentary poll since the Taliban were ousted Credit: Reuters Gen Raziq had been a bastion against Taliban encroachment in the region with a ruthless campaign against the insurgents which had largely stabilised Kandahar and made him the most powerful government figure in southern Afghanistan. The attack at a meeting with US commander, Gen Scott Miller, killed the local intelligence chief and critically wounded the provincial governor, wiping out the local leadership at a stroke. Kandahar, once considered the stronghold of the Taliban movement, was on edge the day after the attack, as funerals were held and officials decided to postpone voting for a week. The Taliban have vowed to disrupt an election they declare a sham and its military council issued a statement warning voters that “participation in this process is aiding the invaders”. It ordered Afghans to “remain indoors and desist from bringing out any means of transport”. A bloody or badly flawed election is predicted to strengthen the Taliban's hand in fledgling talks to find a political settlement to the conflict. More than nine million Afghans are registered to vote in what is only the third parliamentary poll since the Taliban were ousted after the 9/11 attacks. Around 2,500 candidates are standing for 249 seats in a parliament which has in the past decade gained a reputation for graft and greed. This year's polls have already been delayed since 2015 because of rifts within Dr Ghani's government and rows how to clean up the voting system. The vote sees a new generation of election hopefuls, many younger and better educated than previous candidates, take on an old guard frequently tainted with accusations of corruption or involvement in the bloodshed of the 1990s civil war. But the new generation also contains a raft of candidates whose fathers were formerly some of the country's most prominent Mujahideen warlords of the 1990s, and who have been towering figures of Afghan life for decades. This year's voting lists include children of notorious leaders including Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Uzbek strongman Gen Abdul Rashid Dostum, and the Herat powerbroker Ismail Khan. Jamaluddin Hekmatyar, whose father is remembered for indiscriminately bombarding Kabul as he squabbled with his former comrades in the 1990s, is standing as a member of his father's Hezb-e Islami party. The 42-year-old told the Telegraph he had not gained his candidacy through nepotism and wanted to “represent the people and fight for their rights”. “I have learned from my father to fight for our values, each nation has the right to be independent and we must fight for a good future, no matter how long that fight would be but we should resist.” He said it was not for him to answer for the deeds of the Mujahideen commanders. “I think it’s not a good analysis if we say only Mujahideen leaders committed mistakes here, we should note foreigners role in Afghanistan too.” The possible rise of children whose fathers presided over the destruction of the 1990s is eyed warily by many Afghans. “There will be no deference between the Mujahideen leaders and their children,” said one Herat resident who lost two uncles during the barbarity of the 1990s, “they are just a shadow of their dads”. “Mujahideen leaders want to rule their policies through their children. They are all educated in the West by the money that their dads received by selling the blood of innocent Afghans.”
|House committees to interview Rosenstein behind closed doors|
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump.
|New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space|
China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported Friday. Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing "illumination satellites" which will shine in tandem with the real moon, but are eight times brighter, according to China Daily. The first man-made moon will launch from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan, with three more to follow in 2022 if the first test goes well, said Wu Chunfeng, head of Tian Fu New Area Science Society, the organization responsible for the project.
|We Asked Men To Own Up To Misogyny And Sexual Misconduct. Here's What They Said.|
When Christine Blasey Ford came forward last month to accuse Judge Brett
|Mark Peterson awarded 2018 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant in Humanistic Photography|
The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund awarded Mark Peterson this year’s $35,000 Grant in Humanistic Photography for his project, "The Past Is Never Dead."
|'Compelling Evidence' Points To Saudi Prince In Khashoggi Death, Says Ex MI6 Chief|
The former head of Britain's foreign intelligence service MI6 believes "very
|Twitter's Plea To 'Be Sweet When You Tweet' Quickly Flies Off The Rails|
Twitter made a simple request on Wednesday, but many users of the social
|Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania|
The investigation is the first statewide probe by federal authorities of allegations of sex abuse and cover-up by the Catholic Church in the United States.
|Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept: It's an Electric Porsche Wagon|
The electric Porsche wagon we didn't know we needed.
|Iran's Navy-Killer Missiles Now Have Double the Range|
Iranian Revolutionary Guard aerospace division chief Amirali Hajizadeh declared Tuesday that Iran had boosted the range of its land-to-sea ballistic missiles up to 700 km, or 435 miles, Reuters reports, capable of hitting “any vessel or ship” at that range.
|Putin: Russia 'ahead of competition' with latest weapons|
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin hailed new missiles in Russia's military arsenals but emphasized Thursday that the country would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack.
|Afghan 'torturer in chief' killed in Taliban attack|
General Abdul Raziq once boasted he had survived "countless" Taliban attempts to kill him. The controversial Kandahar police chief, described by Human Rights Watch last year as the southern province's "torturer in chief", had risen through the ranks to become one of the most powerful security heads in Afghanistan. Widely seen as a bulwark against the Taliban insurgency, Raziq's death has left a dangerous security vacuum that one observer said could lead to a "meltdown" in the south, the Taliban movement's birthplace.
|Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in prison for leaking documents|
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted leaking classified internal documents to a reporter was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison.
|Returning home — Panhandle residents rebuild lives after Hurricane Michael|
Daily life is a series of fears and frustrations for thousands of people living in the hurricane zone of the Florida Panhandle.
|Saudis Claim Jamal Khashoggi Died During A Physical Altercation|
The missing Saudi journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi was killed
|What Defines Normal? Millions Search Google Every Day For Answers|
Days before India's Supreme Court overturned a colonial-era law that made gay
|More precaution than promotion for Canadian cannabis tourism|
Canada's move to legalize recreational marijuana is unlikely to immediately trigger a flood of pot-fueled tourism.
|China Plans to Launch an 'Artificial Moon' to Light Up the Night Skies|
Scientists hope a man-made moon could provide nighttime lighting at lower cost
|Here's How the New 2019 BMW X7 Measures Up against the Competition|
It's BMW's biggest SUV ever, but it's not the biggest of its ilk.
|Trump Threatens To Order Military To 'Close Our Southern Border' Over Immigration|
President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to shut the U.S.-Mexico border,
|Bolton headed to Russia amid fears US leaving nuclear deal|
US National Security Advisor John Bolton will meet Saturday in Moscow with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, amid reports that Washington will tell Russia it plans to quit a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. The visit comes ahead of what is expected to be a second summit between presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump this year. Bolton, who will also meet Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, announced the visit to Moscow in a tweet, saying he would "continue discussions that began in Helsinki," referring to a summit held in July.
|Prosecutors Say Workers Lied to Investigators About Boy's Water Slide Death|
The first criminal trial related to the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated while on the Verruckt water slide at Schlitterbahn in Kansas was expected to begin Thursday. Maintenance workers David Hughes and John Zalsman are accused of obstructing the investigation into Caleb Schwab’s death.
|The Latest: Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in document-leak case|
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former FBI agent in Minnesota who pleaded guilty to leaking classified documents to a reporter (all times local):