Trump on possible Flynn pardon: ‘We’ll see what happens’

President Trump refused to say Friday if he would consider pardoning former national security adviser Michael Flynn. “I don’t want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet. We’ll see what happens,” Trump told reporters Friday. “Let’s see. I can say this: When you look at what’s gone on

German teen ISIS bride reunites with her mom before trial

A German schoolgirl-turned-jihadi bride has been reunited with her mother in Iraq, reports say. Linda Wenzel, 16, fled her hometown of Pulsnitz last year by posing as her mom and boarding a flight to Turkey, en route to Syria. She was smuggled into Iraq, married a Chechen fighter and

Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year commends millennials

LONDON — Oxford Dictionaries recognized the power of the millennial generation Friday with its 2017 word of the year: youthquake. Oxford lexicographers say there was a fivefold increase in use of the term between 2016 and 2017. It is defined as “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from

Miss Iraq forced to flee country over selfie with Miss Israel

So much for diplomacy by selfie. Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, and her family had to flee their homeland after receiving death threats over a photo she posted online last month. Why? Because Idan posed with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, at a Miss Universe International Beauty Pageant, the Times of Israel

Samurai sword expert kills self in act of harakiri

He lived by the sword and died by his sword. A British man who lived in Japan — where he worked in a samurai sword store — took his own life using his favorite weapon in the traditional act of harakiri, according to the Metro of the UK. Alun Jones,

A Look at Charming Prince Philip Through the Years

Before Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth, she married the handsome foreign Prince Philip from Greece, who also happens to be her third cousin. According to Sally Bedell Smith's biography titled Elizabeth the Queen, Philip came from a tumultuous background despite his lineage. Born in 1921 on the island

Russia to resume flights to Egypt ending hiatus for 2015 bombing

see also MOSCOW — Russia’s transportation minister says flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo are to resume in February after a two-year hiatus. Moscow suspended flights to Egypt after an Islamic State bomb brought down a Russian airliner over Sinai in October 2015, killing all 224

Russian missile system could violate Cold War treaty: NATO

BRUSSELS — NATO said Friday that it is concerned about a Russian missile system that could carry nuclear warheads, and which it says could violate a landmark Cold War arms treaty. The U.S.-led military alliance said in a statement that “allies have identified a Russian missile system that raises

Uber driver accused of raping 16-year-old female passenger

An Uber driver was arrested Thursday in Georgia, accused of raping a 16-year-old female passenger earlier in the week. Abdoulie Jagne, 58, was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail in north central Georgia, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. Authorities told the station that more charges could be coming. The teen told

Japan freezes assets of companies tied to North Korea

TOKYO — Japan froze the assets of 19 companies Friday to step up pressure on North Korea to return Japanese citizens that it abducted in the 1970s and 1980s and to halt its nuclear weapons and missile development. The companies, which have already been sanctioned by the United States,

How North Korea may show off its military force in 2018

North Korea’s military capabilities have leapt forward this year, sending shockwaves around the world. But there’s one thing the rogue nation hasn’t done yet in its bid to prove its nuclear might: shoot a intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over a long-range trajectory horizontally. North Korea had the world on edge

More than 100 farm animals found dead in unfinished barn

LAGRANGE, Ohio — More than 100 ducks, chickens and turkeys have been found dead inside an unfinished barn in Ohio. WKYC-TV reports investigators were called to the barn in Lorain County’s LaGrange Township after neighbors found two turkeys frozen to death. Greg Willey, of the Lorain County Friendship Animal Protective

Masked men go on ATM stealing-spree

HOUSTON — Houston police believe the same group of masked men is responsible in the thefts of ATMs from the lobbies of five hotels over the past six days, including four in the last four nights. Police Robbery Division Lt. Cathy Richards said Thursday that in all five heists

La Niña forecast spells a bitter winter for Northeast

A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said La Niña conditions are predicted to continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2017-18. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the National Weather Service, in a monthly forecast pegged the chance of La Nina developing at about 80 percent, with

2 men fatally crushed while raising house flooded by Harvey

HOUSTON — Two men working to lift a house onto a higher foundation after being flooded by Hurricane Harvey have died when the house fell on them. Harris County emergency officials say the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday when the jacks being used to lift the house

Homeless man literally walks out of airport with bags of money

PARIS — French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros ($354,000). Two police officers, who are not allowed to speak publicly on the case, said Thursday that

Salvation Army finds gold coins in kettle donation

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Officials say they found gold coins among the donations in a Salvation Army kettle in Florida. A Sun Sentinel report says it’s the fourth consecutive year that someone has dropped gold 1947 Mexican 50-peso coins into the kettle outside a store in Pompano Beach. The Salvation

Man accused of killing protester in Virginia faces new charge

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces a new charge of first-degree murder after a court hearing Thursday in which prosecutors presented surveillance video and other evidence against him. Man accused of killing protester in Virginia faces

Trump: ‘We are defending democracy’ with regulation cuts

View Slideshow FacebookTwitterGoogleFacebook MessengerWhatsAppEmailCopy President Trump on Thursday touted his record of cutting federal regulations — claiming the rules delayed infrastructure projects, forced businesses to close and cost millions of jobs. see also “Let’s cut the red tape, let’s set free our dreams,” Trump said at the White House as he symbolically

Trump thanks Putin for kind words about US economy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for remarks he made Thursday “acknowledging America’s strong economic performance,” the White House said. see also The two presidents spoke by phone following Putin’s annual press conference in Moscow. Trump and Putin also discussed ways to work together to address North

Mom convicted in starvation death of teen daughter

DES MOINES, Iowa — Jurors on Thursday convicted an Iowa woman of murder in the starvation death of her 16-year-old daughter, who weighed only 85 pounds when she died. The 12-person jury found Nicole Finn, 43, guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping and child endangerment in the October 2016 death

Woman busted sending thousands in bitcoin to ISIS

A Long Island woman was busted sending tens of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins to ISIS fighters overseas — after swindling money from banks using bogus information. Zoobi Shahnaz, 27, of Brentwood allegedly then planned to flee the US for Syria, but was stopped at JFK airport. She

Mom of ‘Bible study’ frat hazing victim: My son was murdered

The mom of a Louisiana State University student who reportedly died after a fraternity hazing event dubbed “Bible study” believes her son was murdered. Max Gruver, an 18-year-old freshman, was found unresponsive in September following a Phi Delta Theta meeting where fraternity pledges were allegedly ordered to play a game