In a move that would have seemed unthinkable two years ago, President Trump offered a full embrace, literally and figuratively, of Ted Cruz in a massive rally here Monday night, imploring a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters to turn out for his former political rival in a closely watched Senate race in Texas. In what is likely to be a highly scrutinized endorsement of the midterm elections, Trump and Cruz shared the stage at the top of an hour-long rally here, sharing a brief man-hug and a few arm squeezes before an estimated crowd of 18,000 in the heart of downtown Houston. It was the most public sign yet that Trump and Cruz, whose bitter battle for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was one of the ugliest campaigns in recent memory, have put the past behind them — for now, anyway.
Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has reportedly been placed under 24-hour police protection in Turkey. The state-run Anadolu news agency reported Sunday that the Istanbul governor’s office had arranged the security detail for Cengiz. As Reuters noted, however, a reason has not been provided as to why authorities felt it necessary to place Cengiz, a Turkish national, under police protection.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from having to sit for a deposition in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. The brief order from the court is a victory for the Trump administration, which fought hard to block Ross from having to answer questions under oath. It’s a major blow to the plaintiffs in the suit, a coalition of states, cities and immigrant groups that say the way the question was added violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law.
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One way Blackstone agreed to do just that: For every dollar that any other investor pays the asset manager to oversee its cash, Saudi Arabia gets to pay 15 cents less. In exchange, the Saudis will match other investors’ deposits in the fund.
The once-beloved American retailer Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, and while many consumers were disappointed, thousands of Sears employees were devastated. One heartbroken Kmart store manager in McMurray, Pennsylvania fought back
Five fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, some of the Museum of the Bible’s most prized artifacts, were exposed as fakes on Monday and pulled from displays. The museum, the brainchild of evangelical Christian businessman Steve Green, opened last year in Washington near the National Mall. The pieces, subjected to scientific tests in Germany, were deemed to have “characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin,” the museum said in a statement. The Dead Sea Scrolls are a series of fragments from approximately 930 manuscripts discovered near the Dead Sea in modern Israel during the late 1940s and 1950s.
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidates Ron DeSantis, left, and Andrew Gillum during a CNN debate on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa. The heat is rising in the Florida governor’s race. During Sunday night’s contentious debate between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis the two candidates expressed markedly different positions on whether human-caused climate change is real and a mounting threat to the state.
A Texas bride and groom have been given the ultimate gift — their wedding. Kolbie Sanders, 24, called off her own nuptials just weeks before the big day, and the $3,500 venue had already been booked and paid for. She decided she would
If you were only following the midterms via cable news and Twitter, you might guess that districts from sea to shining sea were focused on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the latest tweets from President Trump. The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation released a poll last week that found a majority of voters both nationally and in battleground areas with competitive elections said health care was “very important” in making their voting decisions this November. A June survey from the Pew Research Center found that 48 percent of respondents thought Democrats would do a better job on health care versus just 32 percent for Republicans.
The world’s longest sea bridge, an engineering feat almost a decade in the making, was officially declared open on Tuesday by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The 34-mile bridge connects the semi-autonomous regions of Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland city of Zhuhai.
Fans of flirty fashion and affordable prices will love the latest collection to hit Nordstrom. Atlantic-Pacific, a fashion and personal style brand created by mega-blogger Blair Eadie, teamed up with Halogen, one of Nordstrom’s most affordable private label brands, to create a mix-and-match collection fit for a modern-day princess. It blends the best of Eadie’s bold color choices, intricate feminine details and unique silhouettes with Halogen’s emphasis on making trends accessible for all sizes and budgets.
Six people have been wounded in a street shooting blocks from the Florida stadium where the NFL's Houston Texans played and defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Ron Lendvay, director of investigations for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, said several shots rang out about 12:35 p.m. Sunday on a boulevard in the stadium's general area and that five men and one woman were hit by gunfire. Lendvay reported no link to the game, which went on without incident, and said investigators were investigating whether it was gang-related.
Kaeser was scheduled to sign the agreement while attending the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia this week, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks aren’t public. Kaeser was one of the last high-profile CEOs to pull out of FII, which was meant to highlight Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s efforts to diversify the Gulf kingdom’s economy. Participation at the event, which started Tuesday in Riyadh, has become a litmus test for corporate chieftains following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Tastemakers at Lonely Planet have released their picks for the best travel destinations of 2019, giving Sri Lanka and Copenhagen top billing. When it comes to proclaiming the world's best destinations, there is literally and truly a world of possibilities
These eerie images showcase the haunting abandoned asylums that lie dotted across secluded parts of the U.S. and Canada. Intrepid explorer Dave, the man behind the social media presence Freaktography, has spent more than six years documenting these wonders
Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, President Trump has made the issue of immigration a top priority once again. But this time, he's focusing on migrant caravans making their way to the U.S. and many of his supporters in Texas say they need to enter the country "the right way."
Thanks to Greenlight, the world’s first debit card for kids, this has become a possibility. Here’s how it works — parental controls on the debit card account allow parents to allocate how much money is being spent and where exactly it’s going to. AOL Finance: Where did the idea of Greenlight stem from?
Hours before President Trump was set to arrive in town to campaign for Republican Ted Cruz in Texas’s closely watched Senate race, Democrat Beto O’Rourke was bounding through the parking lot of a shopping center here, mobbed by hundreds of supporters as he made a predawn visit to a polling place on the first day of early voting in the state. It was the first of eight scheduled “pop-up rallies,” as O’Rourke referred to them, in and around Houston on Monday in what will be an all-out ground war until Election Day as the El Paso congressman vies to become the first Democrat elected to statewide office since 1994.
The entrance to Yale University Law School, one of the most famous and respected law schools in America, was tagged with the words of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Monday morning. “Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter...” reads the white graffiti on the paving stones outside the Sterling Law building on Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut. The quote is taken directly from Ford’s testimony last month during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a 1990 graduate of Yale Law.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in New York City’s Washington Square Park on Sunday night, angrily reacting to reports that the Trump administration is considering a narrower legal definition of gender. A follow-up demonstration at the White House at 12:30 p.m. Monday has inspired a forceful response as well, with as many as 2,000 people on social media showing interest in attending, united under the hashtag #WeWontBeErased. “I am livid but clear-headed,” NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling said Monday before the White House protest.
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon, Stacy Drakeford, director of Washington police and fire services, said in a statement. Drakeford said after the car was stopped, the driver got out of his vehicle with a gun. The officer then shot the man, who was identified as Cedric Pritchard of Washington.
Saudi Arabia scrambled Monday to prepare for an investment summit after a string of cancellations from global business titans, with Turkey's threat to reveal the "naked truth" over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder casting a fresh shadow. Starting on Tuesday, the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII) was meant to project the historically insular petro-state as a lucrative business destination as it seeks to diversify and set the stage for new ventures and multi-billion dollar contracts. The chief executive of German industrial conglomerate Siemens Joe Kaeser was the latest among dozens of global executives to withdraw from the summit, hosted by the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund.
Some knew it as the “sad side” of Ellis Island. A century ago, the hospital complex at the historic Ellis Island immigration inspection station was the place where approximately one out of every 10 arrivals who were too sick to be allowed into the country were sent to recover, or to die. The 29-building medical complex — in its day the largest public health institution in the United States — was itself left to die when the immigration station closed in 1954.
Ivanka Trump praised her husband Jared Kushner on Twitter Monday night for his “laser focus” and “quiet achievement.” Her post immediately drew ire online.So proud of Jared for everything he has accomplished in 22 months at the White House. I am continuously