KIRKUK, Iraq — Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul.
Donald Trump “crossed the line” with his harsh and humorless attacks on Hillary Clinton at the Al Smith dinner, the former New York governor’s great-great grandson said Friday. “He crossed the line and took it a little too far,” ” Al Smith V told CNN.
The battle to retake the ISIS stronghold of Mosul is in full swing, with armored truck bombs and burning oil fields making for an apocalyptic scene. And this guy is taking the ultimate selfie.
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Governor Cuomo were among the attendees at the annual charity event where political speakers traditionally trade lighthearted jabs.
Donald Trump’s national political director said Thursday he was leaving the campaign, less than three weeks before Election Day. Jim Murphy, a GOP operative working in battleground states, told Politico that he had to step back for personal reasons.
WASHINGTON – Hacked emails published by Wikileaks reveal President Obama’s private email address in another potentially embarrassing document dump targeted at Democrats. “WikiLeaks reveals first batch of US president Barack Obama emails sent via secret address,” Wikileaks, the Julian Assange-founded open secrets site, tweeted Thursday –implying even more of Obama’s private communications will be released....
The Swedish Cancer Society, whose breast cancer awareness video was yanked by Facebook after it deemed images of pink circles offensive, has come up with an alternative – two pink squares.
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency had sufficient authority and information to issue an emergency order to protect residents of Flint, Michigan, from lead-contaminated water as early as June 2015 – seven months before it declared an emergency, the EPA’s inspector general said Thursday.
Donald Trump appeared to use the third presidential debate Wednesday night to test-run a Trump TV format — a Facebook Live event that drew an impressive 200,000 viewers at its peak, according to one estimate.
The George Costanza of hedgehogs is getting the royal treatment by animal rescuers hoping to grow back his hair. Bald and stressed-out Nelson gets daily massages with almond oil intended to grow back his spines, which he lost because of a condition called alopecia — likely triggered by a traumatic experience out in the wild....
A Texas police was honored Tuesday for going out of his way to help save a 3-year-old boy’s life. Granbury police say Officer Chase Miller was scanning his radio’s EMS channel on Oct.
Strange clouds forming above the Bermuda Triangle could explain why dozens of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in the notorious patch of sea. The remarkable new theory suggests the clouds are linked to 170-mph “air bombs” — capable of bringing down planes and ships.
Hillary Clinton solicited a $12 million donation from a government her State Department considered corrupt, then realized the “mess” it would cause to her presidential run, a newly leaked e-mail reveals.
The writer of the Rolling Stone magazine article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia broke down in tears on the witness stand Thursday as she defended her reporting on the infamous, debunked story.
Hillary Clinton responded to Donald Trump’s vicious roast of her at the Al Smith dinner by mocking the mogul for being anti-Democratic, a misogynist and perhaps not a true billionaire.
The US military says an American soldier has died from wounds sustained in a bombing in northern Iraq. Central Command said the soldier died on Thursday, without providing further information.
For Muslim men in India, getting a divorce can be as easy as 1-2-3 — just say the word “talaq” three times. The practice of talaq-ul-bidat — or “triple talaq” — allows male Muslims in India to end their marriage by saying the phrase, which is increasingly being emailed or texted to women.
ISIS extremists on Thursday were fleeing their last Iraqi stronghold in Mosul as US coalition forces made final preparations to retake the city amid reports that the terror group’s elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was cornered.
Despite the revelation of his cringe-worthy online postings, debate darling Ken Bone is still managing to stretch his 15 minutes of fame, appearing Thursday in an online ad for Izod.
An Iowa teacher-turned-stripper claims she’s the real victim of an illicit tryst she had with a teen student because he “duped” her by using “elevated vocabulary.” “Many people see him as the victim and me as the perpetrator,” disgraced educator Mary Beth Haglin told the “Dr.
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there’s a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind.
GENEVA — Islamic State militants have taken 550 families from villages around Mosul and are holding them close to Islamic State locations in the Iraqi city, probably as human shields, a spokeswoman for the U.N.
PIKETON, Ohio — Six months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting — for an explanation, for an arrest, for a hint of closure.
ADA, Minn. — A volunteer firefighter from northwestern Minnesota made a grim discovery at a car crash — his teenage son was the victim. Randy Peterson, a firefighter in Ada, was called Sunday night to a two-vehicle crash in nearby Borup.
Donald Trump got showered with boos at the Al Smith dinner Thursday as he ripped into Hillary Clinton as ”corrupt” at a charity event where political speakers traditionally trade lighthearted jabs.
DETROIT — The U.S. government is confirming another death due to the rupture of an air bag made by Takata Corp. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a 50-year-old woman died Sept.
The heartbreaking photo of a young Syrian boy sitting in an ambulance — his face covered in dust and blood — is being blasted as a fake by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, despite numerous witnesses accounts.
Donald Trump said Thursday he’s prepared to respect the wishes of the American electorate — if they make him the next president. “I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I win,” the Republican presidential candidate told a rally in Delaware, Ohio.
Tens of thousands of women across Argentina protested gender-related violence on Wednesday after the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in a coastal town last week. The group known as Not One Less organized the protests, which were also held in other Latin American countries, and expressed outrage over the death of Lucia Perez...
A yoga instructor from suburban New York came forward on Thursday to accuse Donald Trump of inappropriately touching her. Karena Virginia, 45, said he ran into Trump at the US Open tennis tournament in Flushing in 1998 when he allegedly made the lewd move.