A Texas state lawmaker has been reported to the FBI for making what Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke considered a death threat, after O'Rourke called for a mandatory buyback of assault rifles during Thursday's Democratic debate in Houston. At the debate, O'Rourke was asked if he would stand by his announced plan to force owners of the weapons most often used in mass shootings to surrender them to the government. Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15,” the former Texas congressman shouted, to cheers from the audience.
With the United States developing a new generation of cruise missiles in response to alleged Russian arms control violations, a response from Moscow was inevitable. The Pentagon has already tested a new ground-launched cruise missile with a range of 500 kilometers (311 miles), which exceeds INF Treaty limits. “Russia has legal grounds, in response to the emergence of new weapons from the USA after leaving the INF Treaty, to deploy their submarines and ships with medium and shorter-range missiles in relative proximity to the U.S. borders,” Major General Vladimir Bogatyrev, a reservist and chairman of the National Association of Reserve Officers, told Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta.
Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren declared on Friday that Americans need guns in order to potentially fight off unlimited immigrants coming into the United States, adding that citizens need the ability to “defend ourselves” because “we don't know” who is coming into the country. Appearing on Fox Business Network's Varney and Co., the conservative firebrand reacted to Democrats' calls for stricter gun control in the wake of several mass shootings. “I would also remind those that might not have a use for a gun or don't feel they have a use for a gun, many Americans do,” Lahren told Fox Business anchor Stuart Varney.
Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial hub, the latest in months of sometimes violent clashes. The pro-China demonstrators chanted "Support the police" and "China, add oil" at a shopping mall, adapting a line used by anti-Hong Kong government protesters and loosely meaning: "China, keep your strength up". "Hong Kong is China," one woman shouted at passersby who shouted obscenities in return in an angry pushing and pulling standoff, marked more by the shouting than violence.
It came after Thursday's third primary debate on national TV when rival nominee Julian Castro, 44, appeared to play the age card by suggesting Mr Biden – who would be 78 when he took office – was confused about his own health care proposals. "Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?" Mr Castro asked repeatedly while accusing Mr Biden – wrongly – of becoming mixed up about his own health insurance proposals. Cory Booker, another younger nominee at 50, went on record after the debate to say there were "a lot of people who are concerned about Joe Biden's ability to carry the ball all the way across the end line without fumbling".
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) An Ohio gamer upset about a $1.50 bet while playing Call of Duty: WWII online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police. Casey Viner, 19, of North College Hill, Ohio, also is restricted from gaming activity for two years while he is on supervised release after serving his prison term, U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren said in announcing the sentence. Viner repeatedly gulped and appeared crestfallen as the judge announced his sentencing decision.
US officials have warned that feral hogs heading across the border from Canada may pose a danger to the local environment. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that sightings of the feral animals on the US-Canadian border have increased in recent years. At least eight of the wild animals have been sighted just north of Lincoln County, Montana, this summer, officials said.
Fresh off a debate performance that may have bolstered her standing in the 2020 Democratic race, Senator Elizabeth Warren returned to Massachusetts focused on strengthening her electability against President Donald Trump. Speaking at the Massachusetts Democratic Convention on Saturday, Warren said the Trump administration is “one of the darkest chapters in our nation's modern history” and called on Democrats to unite toward a common goal: beat Trump in 2020. Warren, a native of Oklahoma who's represents her adopted home state of Massachusetts, where she taught at Harvard Law School, in the U.S. Senate, has largely avoided directly attacking Trump or her Democratic competitors on the campaign...
Tesla's automated emergency braking (AEB) system, which was first introduced in 2017, has improved markedly in a relatively short amount of time. Just a few weeks ago, for example, Tesla demonstrated its next-gen AEB system which can more ably apply the brakes when a pedestrian or cyclist is detected. With that said, we recently stumbled across a new video which shows a Tesla Model 3 abruptly hit the brakes when a police officer on a motorcycle runs a red light and turns left into oncoming traffic.
A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit against Fox News brought by the parents of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, concluding there are plausible claims that the conservative cable network was party to a “campaign of emotional torture. The long-awaited opinion by a three-judge panel in New York, reversing a lower court ruling, opens the door for the lawyers representing Seth Rich's parents, Joel and Mary Rich, to obtain internal documents and depose top Fox News executives about a May 16, 2017, story falsely alleging that the DNC staff member had leaked internal party emails to WikiLeaks prior to his murder.
Key point: Israel's adversaries have taken notice, and Middle Eastern states are not reacting kindly to Israeli airstrikes on their territories. Israel's F-35 stealth fighters are positively supernatural: here, there and everywhere. In 2018, the Israeli Air Force claimed its new F-35s had attacked Iranian targets in Syria.
ROME—In 2009, the straight world swooned when archaeologists discovered two ancient skeletons from between the fourth and sixth centuries A.D. holding hands in a grave in Modena, Italy. When they were discovered, archeologists said the bones were in such a state of decay that the usual genetic-based methods used in confirming the biological sex of ancient remains was of no use. The individuals did not die in situ—their hands were placed holding each other's by whoever buried them, most likely to represent a relationship between the two people.
Iran signed a $440 million contract on Saturday with local company Petropars to develop the Belal gas field in the Gulf, Iranian state television reported, saying the country's vital energy sector was active despite U.S. sanctions. Under the deal signed with a subsidiary of the state-run National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Petropars is to produce 500 million cubic feet per day of gas, state TV said. Belal, a field shared with Qatar, straddles the maritime boundary between Iran and Qatar in the Gulf.
From the neofuturistic Bentley EXP 100 GT to the $2 million Croatian-born Rimac C Two, these electric vehicles take energy efficient technology to new heights and lightning-quick speeds Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest
The controversy swirling around the burial of Zimbabwe's founding leader, Robert Mugabe, centers on his widow, Grace, who has remained dramatically cloaked behind a heavy black veil as she succeeded in getting the country's president to scrap his plans for the ex-leader to be buried in a simple plot alongside other national heroes and instead build a grand new mausoleum for her husband. Known as a strong-willed woman with political ambitions, Grace Mugabe has made the most of her role as the grieving widow — and some in Zimbabwe think she is using the issue to reassert herself as a force to be reckoned with in the country. When the 54-year-old Grace objected to the funeral plans for Mugabe, who died last week at 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa came to her palatial 25-bedroom residence in Harare's posh Borrowdale suburb to consult her about how the interment should proceed.
Some protesters cut off former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during the latter's final answer of Thursday's debate at Texas Southern University. Unfortunately for them, it appears they were mostly inaudible on ABC's broadcast of the debate. The protesters interrupted Biden's final answer with shouting that went mostly unheard by those watching on television, according to Twitter.
Internal documents show the crippling effects of sanctions designed to get Iran to make concessions with its nuclear program; State Department correspondent Rich Edson reports.
President Donald Trump took issue with MSNBC's "AM Joy" host Joy-Ann Reid on Twitter Saturday morning when he tweeted "Who the hell is Joy-Ann Reid? Never met her, she knows ZERO about me, has NO talent, and truly doesn't have the 'it' factor needed for success in showbiz." The president feigned ignorance on who Reid, who published "The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story" in June, is, but then went on to criticize her role with "Comcast/NBC."
A former Roman Catholic priest who fled to Morocco after it was discovered he had sexually abused a child in the US has been sentenced to 30 years in prison almost three decades on from his crime. Former Air Force chaplain and colonel Arthur Perrault was found guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy in New Mexico in the early 1990s. When his criminal conduct was made public he fled the country, only to be found and arrested in Morocco 25 years later and extradited back to the US.
For the often-ridiculed followers of ufology, the study of unidentified flying objects, there was a sense of validation when the celebrated physicist and author Michio Kaku took a break from his work on string field theory to address the Ufology World Congress here last weekend and offer some advice on how to behave aboard an alien spaceship. Kaku said a pocketed alien paper clip, alien fork, even a bit of “alien dandruff” would yield useful chemical and genetic information to scientists. Michio Kaku speaks at the Ufology World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Sept. 7.
The Trump administration scrapped three border wall projects that it said it intended to build using money found from cost savings in constructing other portions of the barrier along the southern border. In a court filing Friday, the administration said it had determined the savings weren't sufficient to pay for the additional 20 miles (32 kilometers) of wall in Arizona and California. A divided U.S. Supreme Court in July allowed the administration to start using disputed Pentagon funds to construct more than 100 miles of fencing along the border, letting the president take his biggest step yet toward erecting his long-promised wall.
A British-Australian woman who has been sentenced to 10 years in a notorious Iranian prison has been identified as Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Cambridge-educated academic specialising in Middle Eastern politics. Dr Moore-Gilbert, who was working as a lecturer and researcher for Melbourne University's Asia Institute and has published work on authoritarian governance and activism in the Middle East, was jailed in October 2018. However, her detention had not been reported in case it harmed the prospects of her release.
Well what do we have here, bargain hunters? There was a time not too long ago when Apple products almost never went on sale, let alone brand new Apple products. Head over to Amazon and you'll find the new 7th-Generation Apple iPad with 128GB of storage on sale for $399.99, a healthy $30 discount from the $430 you'll pay if you preorder it from Apple.
A tropical depression near the Bahamas has strengthened into Tropical Storm Humberto. Parts of the northwestern Bahamas that were recently pummeled by Hurricane Dorian are expected to experience tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rain over the weekend, but not significant storm surge. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said late Friday night that the storm was located about 130 miles (209 kilometers) east-southeast Great Abaco Island and moving northwest at 6 mph (10 kph).
PROSPECT PARK, N.J. – Muslim Americans say they've been singled out, detained and interrogated at airports – and elected officials are no exception. Mohamed Khairullah, the longtime mayor of Prospect Park, said he was held for three hours at JFK International Airport in New York last month, questioned about whether he knew any terrorists and forced to hand over his phone. “It was definitely a hurtful moment where I'm thinking in my mind that this is not the America that I know,” said Khairullah, a public school administrator.