President Donald Trump tried to build up his image in foreign affairs at the NATO conference in England on Tuesday as he faced the impeachment inquiry back home. He claimed credit for transforming the military alliance, which is marking its 70th anniversary. though he also clashed with leaders of NATO members. In particular, he aimed insults at French President Emmanuel Macron, scolding him for saying NATO was experiencing “brain death” as a result of diminished U.S. leadership under Trump. Macron, in a later side-by-side media session with Trump, stood by his comments and also took issue with Trump's pulling U.S. forces out of Syria.
North Korea has repeated its assertions the Trump administration is running out of time to salvage nuclear negotiations and says it's entirely up to the United States to choose what "Christmas gift" it gets from the North. The statement came as North Korea continues to dial up pressure on Washington and Seoul ahead of leader Kim Jong Un's end-of-year deadline for the U.S. to offer acceptable terms for a deal.
A young surfer had a close encounter with a shark while riding a wave in Florida waters over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Chandler Moore, 7, was knocked off his surfboard by the fin of a blacktip shark off New Smyrna Beach last week – and the unsuspecting wipeout was caught on camera.
Moore told WESH that he saw two fish in front of him jump out of the water before the shark sprang from waves.
It may have been a scary encounter, but Moore says he isn’t afraid.
A Florida man is accused of shooting a 7-year-old child in the knee while intoxicated. Anthony Knuth, who happened to be in a home while a group of children were playing with Nerf guns, was accused of shooting...
It's no secret that top presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway and her husband, a frequent Trump critic, don't see eye to eye on the president. On Monday, they duked it out on Twitter after conservative lawyer George Conway needled his wife about a Joe Biden tweet.
Kellyanne Conway had retweeted a brief video clip of the former vice president speaking to a crowd, along with a comment: “Sleepy Joe is Creepy Joe,” she wrote. “We need Ukraine’s help to defeat THIS guy?”
To which George Conway responded: “Your boss apparently thought so.”
Such online sparring has become a staple of the Trump presidency. Earlier this year, after George Conway suggested that Trump wasn’t mentally fit to serve, the president called him “a total loser,” “the husband from hell” and a “whack job.”
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A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Deutsche Bank and Capital One can hand over years of President Donald Trump’s financial records in compliance with House Democrats’ subpoenas.
The ruling in the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals offers another loss in the courts for Trump, who has fought attempts to obtain his financial records, including his tax returns, through multiple lawsuits.
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With just two months before primary voting begins, top Democrats are confronting their principal political liabilities with a new sense of urgency. It's unclear how many voters will be paying attention, however, as the 2019 holiday season is here and impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump accelerate. As Democrats fight amongst themselves in key primary states, Trump is focused on the states that matter most in the general election.
Stocks closed broadly lower and bond prices rose sharply on Wall Street Tuesday after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year.
Technology companies, banks and industrial stocks accounted for much of the sell-off, which extended the S&P 500's losing streak to a third day. Utilities and real estate stocks rose as traders favored less-risky assets.
Despite planning to serve through the end of the year before his retirement, Chicago's top cop was abruptly fired a month early, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday.
Lightfoot said Supt. Eddie Johnson "engaged in a series of actions intolerable for any leader in a position of trust," citing evidence she had reviewed from an ongoing investigation by the inspector general into an incident in which he was found slumped behind the wheel of a car back in October.
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived Tuesday by catamaran in the port of Lisbon after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from the United States.
The Swedish teen sailed to the Portuguese capital before heading to neighboring Spain to attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference taking place in Madrid.
Her arrival coincided with a new scientific report saying there is mounting evidence that the world is getting ever hotter.
A spokeswoman says former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been admitted to a south Georgia hospital treatment of a urinary tract infection.
Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for The Carter Center, said Monday afternoon in a statement that the 95-year-old former president was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus over the weekend. She said Carter “is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon.
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As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it's increasingly on law enforcement's radar, too. Authorities across the country have seized at least a half-million marijuana vape cartridges and arrested more than 120 people in the last two years. That's according to an Associated Press tally derived from interviews, court records, news accounts and official releases. Vaping has gained ground in the last few years among marijuana users as a discreet alternative to smoking the drug.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announced she is suspending her bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.
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Elon Musk is going on trial Tuesday for his troublesome tweets in a defamation case pitting the billionaire against a British diver he allegedly branded a pedophile.
The Tesla CEO will be called to testify early in the case in Los Angeles federal court to explain what he meant when he called Vernon Unsworth, who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped underwater in a Thailand cave, “pedo guy” in a Twitter spat more than year ago.
Musk later apologized for lashing out at Unsworth on Twitter after the diver belittled Musk’s efforts to build a tiny submarine to save the trapped boys as a “PR stunt.” The tweet, widely interpreted as a reference to a pedophile, was removed by Musk, who disputed that’s what he meant.
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Billionaire Alki David was hit with more than $58 million in damages after a jury found him liable for battery, sexual battery and sexual harassment against a former employee in the latest lawsuit targeting the owner of several media companies, the plaintiff’s attorney said. Jurors on Monday awarded $50 million in punitive damages to Mahim Khan, a former production assistant who worked at his Los Angeles-based firms, attorney Gloria Allred said.