Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lambasted President Donald Trump for taking digs at retired Navy Adm. William McRaven, who oversaw the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. “What this really is is misplaced criticism of Bill McRaven,” Clapper told CNN. Trump labeled McRaven, the architect of the 2011 Navy SEAL mission, a Hillary Clinton fan who should have brought bin Laden to justice sooner.
Traditionally, there was a fire season in California, running from roughly June until late October — the period when the state was at greatest risk of wildfires, and the public was reminded to take precautions and listen for alerts. Fire Captain Scott McLean works in Sacramento but lives about 90 miles north in the city of Chico, a 20-minute drive from Paradise, which was just incinerated in the Camp Fire.
Kate McClure’s lawyer says the New Jersey woman was “set up” by Mark D’Amico, her now-ex-boyfriend, as well as Johnny Bobbitt, the homeless man who prosecutors say was also in on the ploy. “She was in tears, she was crying, visibly shaking because she realized what they were saying — and that is that she had been being used by D’Amico and by Bobbitt. McClure, 28, D’Amico, 39, and Bobbitt, 34, are facing charges of theft by deception.
The now-infamous Camp fire continues to burn throughout northern California, wreaking death and destruction in towns like Paradise, where many structures burned to the ground. The death toll of at least 77 continues rising, with 1,276 people reported missing. In Butte County, where Paradise is located, members of the sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team, along with volunteers, have been going house to house looking for human remains. The Camp fire has destroyed about 10,500 homes and torched 233 square miles.
Nearly 4,000 people were evacuated on Monday from areas around Guatemala's Fuego volcano, which began violently erupting overnight, the country's disaster agency Conred said. More dangerous flows of hot ash and lava could be expelled, said Juan Pablo Oliva, the head of the country's seismological, volcanic and meteorological institute Insivumeh. This is the fifth eruption so far this year of the 3,763-meter (12,346-feet) volcano, one of the most active in Central America, about 19 miles (30 km) south of Guatemala City.
Yemen's Shiite rebels said Monday that they will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts, answering a key Saudi demand in the latest push to stop the civil war in the Arab world's poorest country. For the past three years, a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition has been waging war against the Iran-aligned rebels, known as Houthis, to restore Yemen's internationally recognized government. The rebels say they have long been excluded from that government and aim to rectify historic grievances.
Michelle Wolf, the comedian whose no-holds-barred speech at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner drew polarized reviews, bashed the organization behind the event on Monday over its choice for next year’s speaker. The White House Correspondents’ Association announced earlier Monday that Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Ron Chernow would address the glitzy annual gathering of White House reporters and presidential officials in 2019. Chernow’s selection as speaker marks the first time in 16 years that the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner will not feature a comedian.
Automaker Nissan on Monday accused its chairman Carlos Ghosn of "significant acts of misconduct" including underreporting his salary and said it would move to fire him, as reports emerged he faced arrest in Tokyo. In a statement, Nissan said it had been conducting a probe into Ghosn for several months after receiving a whistleblower report and had uncovered misconduct going back several years. The statement came after local media reported that Ghosn was being questioned Monday night by prosecutors in Tokyo and was expected to be arrested on violation of financial regulations including misreporting his income.
“The OPEC community has understood the difficulties we face –- Libya has withheld more than any other country from the global market,” National Oil Corp. Chairman Mustafa Sanalla wrote in a phone message. OPEC and its allies are considering cutting oil output in 2019 as the group is increasingly concerned about the potential for oversupply. Libya, along with Nigeria, has been exempt from cuts since January 2017 due to domestic conflict.
Residents of the Mexican border city of Tijuana protested the arrival of thousands of Central American migrants, who are hoping to seek shelter while they await an opportunity to enter the United States. Mexican police in riot gear faced off against the group of protesters, estimated in the hundreds, outside of a sports complex that was turned into a makeshift migrant shelter on Sunday.
Although the Islamic State group has been defeated militarily in Iraq, members of the militia group still find areas to hide. Iraqi federal police have outposts in the region, but their patrols only operate during the day. The Islamic State group’s favorite targets are members of the Shia militia al-Hashd al-Shaabi.
At Mercy Hospital in Chicago, a gunman killed three people, including a police officer and two hospital workers. According to police reports, a doctor, a newly graduated pharmacist and a police officer were killed after a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital in Chicago.
As of Monday morning, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office listed 991 names on its missing persons list, but authorities said it’s unlikely the death toll will reach that high. It will fluctuate both up and down, every day,” Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told reporters on Sunday, when the number of missing persons on the list dropped by more than 200.
President Donald Trump's administration is considering giving U.S. troops on the border with Mexico the authority to carry out medical screening of migrants, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday. The proposal, which is still in draft form and is circulating within the administration, would involve the military in screenings for things like illness and injury only if U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency personnel were overwhelmed and unable to do so on their own, the officials said. The proposal would expand the mission for the Pentagon, which said previously it did not expect its forces to directly interact with migrants.
Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson conceded in their respective governor's and Senate races in Florida, while the question of who will be voted speaker of the House remains.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are often synonymous with TV sales, promotions on laptop deals, cheap Instant Pots and discounts on Apple Watches, but more and more retailers are stepping into the frenzy of deals and steals across the internet to capitalize on shoppers’ eagerness to spend and save. “Travel Deal Tuesday” is being tagged as the best day of the year for travel deals, based on an analysis run by airfare booking app Hopper.
Family and friends are mourning a couple killed in a fiery chain reaction crash while driving to their wedding in Pittsburgh. Kathryn Schurtz, 35, and her fiance Joseph Kearney were driving on Interstate 78 on Wednesday when they encountered heavy traffic from an earlier crash, state police said. Schurtz and Kearney were killed and three others were hurt, state police said.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman will inaugurate the Waad Al-Shamaal mining project on Thursday, Alarabiya TV said on Twitter, quoting energy minister Khalid al-Falih. The project will cost 85 billion riyals ($22.7 billion) and will create 10,000 jobs, according to Falih. Saudi authorities estimate the region holds 500 million tons of phosphate ore, around 7 percent of global proven reserves, mainly in the Al Jalamid and Umm Wu'al areas between Arar and Turaif.
WASHINGTON ― Sixteen Democrats released a letter Monday pledging not to support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to be speaker of the House. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), who is toying with a speaker run herself, was removed from the letter. Fudge’s office has not responded to a request for comment, but after Fudge met with Pelosi last week, it’s possible the minority leader won her over.
Ratings agency S&P warned Tuesday that Nissan faces a possible debt downgrade after its chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested for alleged financial misconduct. It warned the firm's profitability could "weaken substantially" in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 if Ghosn's alleged misconduct affected Nissan sales or hurt its alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi Motors.
Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked through ash and debris Sunday, searching for the remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire before rains forecast this week complicate their efforts. A team of 10 volunteers went from burned house to burned house Sunday in the devastated town of Paradise, accompanied by a cadaver dog with a bell on its collar that jingled in the grim landscape. Robert Panak, a volunteer on a different team from Napa County, spent the morning searching homes, but didn’t find any remains.
The Apple Watch is a hot item this and every holiday season, and for good reason.The new Apple Watch Series 4 was released only a few months ago, and its all-new features are a big factor in how shoppers are spending their money this Black Friday and
Working at a small law firm based in Des Moines, Whitaker represented several dozen accused criminals in cases with little or no profile outside his home state, according to a review of his legal work in local, state and federal court, and interviews with attorneys who worked with him. Aside from a five-year stint as a U.S. attorney in Iowa, his highest-profile venture was the past 13 months as ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff. Whitaker’s sudden elevation has stoked outrage in the legal community and among Democrats, who claim President Donald Trump selected him because he has publicly criticized Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
Ruger built the American Pistol to perform in the harsh environments a U.S. Army service pistol could find itself in, immersing it in water, sand, dust, and mud. One of the newest pistols on the U.S. gun market was created to compete in the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System. Although it would never actually compete against winner Sig Sauer, the Ruger American Pistol is now available to civilian shooters who want a reliable, safe, well-designed pistol backed up by the Ruger name.
The holidays might be about giving, not receiving, but sometimes those Black Friday sales are just too tempting to pass up, especially if you can save money by spending now rather than later. From Target’s Black Friday 2018 deals on KitchenAid mixers, Walmart’s $100 deal on a 30-piece cookware set, to Amazon’s discounts on pretty much everything, there are plenty of splurge-worthy items you’ll want for yourself. Whether you’ve been holding out on a new winter coat or don’t want to risk missing out on a sweet smart speaker deal this year, there are so many ways for you to save now through Black Friday. Retailers like ASOS, Sephora and Amazon are already rolling out their early Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, while Nordstrom low-key launched an impressive pre-Black Friday sale you can’t overlook.