WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Thursday said that he was naming former ambassador John Bolton, a Fox News commentator and conservative firebrand, as his new national security adviser, replacing Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. The president announced the news in a tweet: "I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9.
The Atacama skeleton, or Ata, named after the Chilean desert where the remains were found, has 10 pairs of ribs. The average person has 12. Ata's skull narrows to a ridged peak. Her bones are as calcified as those of a child between the ages of 6 and 8. Yet her skeleton's apparent age is at odds with her size. If Ata ever stood, she stood 6 inches high, barely tall enough to peek over a spring crocus.
TORONTO - When President Donald Trump issued his first executive order banning nationals from majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States, some Canadians reacted by vowing to boycott traveling south of the border. Within days, Canadians of all stripes - academics, school board superintendents, thriller writers, even Girl Scouts - followed through with those pledges, abruptly canceling trips to the United States.
A Fly Jamaica Airways crew member is accused of attempting to smuggle nearly nine pounds of cocaine through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Federal officials said that during a security search late last week, Hugh Hall, a Jamaican citizen, was found to have four packages filled with white powder strapped to his legs and hidden underneath his pants. Authorities confirmed that the substance was cocaine - about $160,000 worth, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Police say they saw an object in Stephan Clark's hand before they fired 20 bullets that killed him in his back yard Sunday night in Sacramento, a disturbing moment that was made public through body camera footage released Wednesday night, March 21. The two officers were responding to a 911 call about a man breaking vehicle windows when they encountered, then killed, Clark, an unarmed black man.
First, you have to know where the deactivation page lies in your account settings. To even see the page, you have to re-enter your password. Then, Facebook makes its final plea: "Are you sure you want to deactivate your account?" The deactivation page displays a mosaic of your friends' photos, each one accompanied by a message. "Susanne will miss you. Gene will miss you. Jessica will miss you." Instead of deactivating, Facebook suggests, would you like to send them a message?
WASHINGTON - John Dowd, a personal attorney to President Donald Trump, resigned his position Thursday amid a shake-up in the president's legal team as Trump has sought more firepower to deal with the special counsel's Russia investigation. The resignation came Thursday, according to three people familiar with the decision. In an email to The Washington Post, Dowd wrote, "I love the President and wish him well."
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appointed state Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday - a decision that has already drawn concerns from fellow Republicans, including some inside the White House. "Things are new, things are good, and things are about to happen, I can assure you," Hyde-Smith said after Bryant introduced her at an event in Mississippi. The governor said the decision was "mine and mine alone." He called on Mississippians to rally around his choice.
While officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico try to hammer out a new North American Free Trade Agreement, lobbyists in Washington are using the deal's rewrite to advance a broad legislative agenda making it easier for U.S. companies to build factories, move cargo and export coal.