Hot Models At This Year's New York Auto Show
With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. The show opens to the public Friday with debuts from the HYUNDAI SONATA and the MERCEDES S63 AMG 4MATIC COUPE.
Cody Simpson Releases A Snippet Of His Duet With Justin Bieber!
Cody Simpson just made this the BEST Friday EVER! The Australian crooner and Justin Bieber have been teasing a collaboration in the work for months and now here's the final product! Well, sorta! It's just a snippet of the ballad the two worked on together, but fans are still excited for the whole duet to come out!
Tape Emerges Of Clinton Discussing Bin Laden Day Before 9/11 Attack
Former President Bill Clinton said he "could have killed" Osama bin Laden in remarks to an audience in Australia the day before al Qaeda's 2001 attacks on the United States. Clinton and officials from his administration have expressed similar sentiments both before and after the Sept. 11 attacks that killed more than 3,000 people but the recording appears to have attracted attention because he was speaking less than 36 hours before al Qaeda hijackers would board four airliners for attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Berkshire Profit Soars 41 Percent, Helped By Investment Gains
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said second-quarter profit soared 41 percent, reflecting a substantial increase in investment gains and improved results in businesses not related to insurance. Net income rose to $6.4 billion, or $3,889 per Class A share, from $4.54 billion, or $2,763 per share, a year earlier. Quarterly operating profit rose 11 percent to $4.33 billion, or $2,634 per Class A share, from $3.92 billion, or $2,384 per share.
Obama: After 9/11, 'we Tortured Some Folks'
President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that US officials had "tortured some folks" in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, but urged they not be judged too harshly. The US administration is expected to release a declassified Senate report in the coming days that will detail abuses by intelligence agents targeting extremist groups in the wake of the attacks. Obama told reporters "Even before I came into office, I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong. We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks. We did some things that were contrary to our values."
Florida Lionfish Ban, Nation's First, Goes Into Effect
Florida's ban on importing invasive lionfish, the first of its kind in the nation, goes into effect on Friday as wildlife managers look for a way to control the spread of the barbed, red-and-white striped fish. Bringing the fish into the state is now punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and a year in prison. Lionfish, native to the waters off Southeast Asia, are believed to have arrived in the region as pets for aquariums. Over time, some were released into the wild. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which approved the ban in mid-June, also loosened fishing rules making it easier for recreational divers and fisherman to catch lionfish.
Ask A Stylist: How To Rock Gaucho Pants Like Kate Hudson
A true class act, Kate Hudson is not only a brilliant actor and devoted mother, but she has an insane sense of style; always on trend and dressed to perfection. The 35-year-old was killing it this week in NYC. Here she was seen in a basic white tank paired with amazing Alice + Olivia gaucho pants for $300. Of course Kate knows that gaucho pants are making a huge comeback. So, how can someone recreate this outfit on the cheap! A basic white tank like this one from H&M for $25 will be perfect when paired with $25 gauchos from Forever 21.
Trappers Search For Washington State Otter That Attacked Swimmers
Wildlife experts said trappers in Washington state searched on Friday for a river otter blamed for a rare attack on humans that sent a boy and his grandmother to the hospital. The boy was swimming in the Pilchuck River in Snohomish County, about 36 miles northeast of Seattle, when the otter repeatedly bit and scratched him, said Captain Alan Myers of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The boy's grandmother tried to intervene and the otter also attacked her, scratching and badly injuring her eye. Both were hospitalized after the incident on Thursday and are expected to make full recoveries.
Ugandan Court Invalidates Anti-gay Law
A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, pleasing activists and watchdog groups who called the measure draconian and wanted it repealed. The Constitutional Court declared the law illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Activists erupted in cheers after the court ruled the law "null and void," but some cautioned that the fight was not over: The state could appeal the ruling in the Supreme Court and legislators might try to reintroduce new anti-gay measures.
Justin Bieber Vs. Orlando Bloom--and The World?!
Justin Bieber might want to take things down a notch. The 20-year-old singer has been in the news for all the wrong reasons—namely getting into feuds with other high-profile stars. Some parties in these feuds seem to unfairly target the Biebs, but on some occasions, the backlash against Selena Gomez's ex-beau seems justifiable. BFF Floyd Mayweather can provide backup, sure, but let's be honest: Justin Bieber's face is far too pretty to get messed up in a fight! According to the New York Post's Page Six, Justin "said something rude" to Orlando about his former wife, Miranda Kerr, and that's when the punches were thrown!