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 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
“Trans people have been under attack by this administration from day 1 and in state legislatures for years now,” said Cox, a transgender woman. “We’ve always known this administration intends nothing short of the destruction of our communities.
A University of Utah student was fatally shot on campus Monday night, prompting a university lockdown and a citywide manhunt as police scoured the area for clues.
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.
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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.
The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. Clemson City Police said nobody was trapped and none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. Clemson sophomore Larissa Stone told the Independent Mail of Anderson that the room was “packed” and a popular song was playing when the floor collapsed.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott points out damage caused by Hurricane Michael as he flies over the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 11, 2018. Nearly two weeks after it made landfall on the Florida Panhandle, Hurricane Michael is still reshaping that state’s high-profile Senate race. The historic storm did the most damage in counties where Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is now challenging Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, needs high turnout — by voters who may still be displaced from their homes and preoccupied with putting their lives back together.
China's President Xi Jinping officially opened the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China Tuesday, at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on its semi-autonomous territories. The 55-kilometre (34-mile) crossing, which includes a snaking road bridge and underwater tunnel, links Hong Kong with the southern mainland city of Zhuhai and the gambling enclave of Macau, across the waters of the Pearl River Estuary. Xi presided over an inauguration ceremony attended by Hong Kong's and Macau's city leaders at a new port terminal in Zhuhai.
“All agreements aimed at nuclear disarmament and limiting nuclear weapons must be preserved, for the sake of preserving life on earth,” Gorbachev told Russia’s Interfax news agency Sunday. Gorbachev, 87, negotiated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with then-President Ronald Reagan in 1987. It prohibits the U.S and Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles.
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
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.
The first office belongs to the General Intelligence Presidency, Saudi Arabia’s foreign intelligence agency. Its operatives are watching obvious targets like Saudi dissidents who have gone into exile in Britain, or London-based Islamists whose ideology is seen as a threat to Saudi Arabia’s absolute monarchy. “These guys gather the dirt and they hold it until directed,” said a former Saudi embassy employee, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Gregory Baron, 24, and Ben Nelson, 27, on Monday were eagerly purchasing $2 tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot in hopes of winning the record-setting $1.6 billion prize and becoming among the richest people in the world. "I would incorporate myself as a business and become my own company," Baron said inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, adding that he would also pay off his student loans and parents' mortgage and donate to charities if he wins. The Mega Millions website briefly crashed on Monday ahead of the drawing due to a surge in visitors, said a spokeswoman for the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, which administers the website.
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
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.
Early voting opened across Texas on Monday, bringing long lines and record first-day midterm turnout in Houston and complaints about outdated technology slowing people casting ballots elsewhere. It took Harris County, which includes Houston, less than six hours to set a new opening day of early voting record for midterm elections with more than 36,000 votes cast — exceeding the around 26,000 ballots cast there during the 2010 midterms, County Clerk Stan Stanart told the Houston Chronicle. Dallas County was also flirting with surpassing the first-day turnout of 2016 — an unusual feat since turnout in presidential election years is typically higher.
Taiwan's president pushed for a swift investigation Monday after an express train derailed on a coastal tourist route, killing 18 people as it sent sleeping passengers flying from their seats. The crash on the popular east coast line injured another 187 people Sunday and left the Puyuma Express lying zig-zagged across the tracks in the island's worst rail accident for a quarter century. Passengers who survived the accident recalled how the train had been shaking intensely during the journey and was going "very fast" before it derailed.
As President Donald Trump visited Texas to stump for Sen. Ted Cruz, an old picture of the pair went viral again. And it was not for reasons Cruz would appreciate. The September 2017 photo showed Cruz bowing his head as he shook hands with Trump, who was
Thanks to a return to political stability, increased security and the removal of sanctions, cities like Cairo, Istanbul and Antalya made significant comebacks in travel and tourism last year, topping a new list of the 10 fastest growing cities by GDP.
A white-water rafting excursion in Costa Rica turned deadly on Saturday when rafts carrying a bachelor party flipped, sending the group careening down a flooded river. Costa Rican authorities identified the victims as Ernesto Sierra, Jorge Caso, Sergio Lorenzo and Andres Dennis ― all of whom lived in Florida and were between 25 and 35 years old.
Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey’s president said Tuesday, contradicting Saudi Arabia’s explanation that the writer was accidentally killed. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said he wants Saudi Arabia to allow 18 suspects that it detained for the Saudi’s killing to be tried in Turkish courts, setting up further complications with the Saudi government, which has said it is conducting its own investigation and will punish those involved. Saudi Arabia has described the suspects as rogue operators, even though officials linked to Saudi Arabia’s assertive Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have been implicated in the killing.
A special police force has been deployed to flashpoints in the northern state of Kaduna on Sunday in the wake of communal violence over the last few days that has killed 55 people, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter. The Kaduna state government imposed a 24-hour curfew on Sunday after violence broke out on the streets of the state's capital city, also called Kaduna.