• McHenry County under severe thunderstorm watch: National Weather Service
McHenry County under severe thunderstorm watch: National Weather Service

The chance of scattered thunderstorms with golf ball-sized hail and 60 miles per hour winds has the Chicago area under a severe thunderstorm watch through Thursday evening. Residents are asked to follow all instructions from emergency services officials and signs to keep lanes clear for emergency vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall wil...

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  • South Korea tells North Korea to stop issuing threats
South Korea tells North Korea to stop issuing threats

Guam's Homeland Security Adviser George Charfauros says officials there are confident "the U.S. Department of Defense is monitoring this situation very closely and is maintaining a condition of readiness". The risk of military conflict between the United States and North Korea is increasing as Pyongyang moves closer, and faster than expected, ...

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  • Don't put your feet on the auto dashboard
Don't put your feet on the auto dashboard

The reason? It's beyond risky. Two years later, Tatum still hasn't healed. Everyone involved walked away, except Audra. At the time of the crash, Tatum wasn't wearing a seat belt and was also resting her foot up against the dashboard. On the day, she said, they were driving at a normal speed, in the afternoon, with no traffic in sight. Now th...

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  • Manafort changing legal strategy as Mueller probe expands
Manafort changing legal strategy as Mueller probe expands

Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Manafort is a central figure in Mueller's expanding investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential campaign. Manafort has primarily been represented by Reginald Brown of WilmerHale - the same DC law firm that employed Mueller until he was appointed special counsel in May ...

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  • Haley decries leaks after Trump tweets Fox story
Haley decries leaks after Trump tweets Fox story

Only 24 percent of Americans in the CNN poll said they "strongly" approve of Trump , down from 30 percent in March. North Korea is the biggest issue facing United States , the ambassador stated. The Security Council's action has thrown the dictators of Pyongyang off their stride because it hits them where it hurts most: The hard currency th...

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  • EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea
EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea

Mattis pointed out the United Nations Security Council's unanimous vote last week to characterize North Korea's statements as a "threat to the world's community". That warning came soon after The Washington Post , citing USA intelligence officials, reported the North has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead to fit atop its missiles.

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  • North Korea must 'stand down' from pursuing nuclear weapons: Jim Mattis
North Korea must 'stand down' from pursuing nuclear weapons: Jim Mattis

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday told North Korea it must stop any action that would "lead to the end of its regime" and "stand down" in its pursuit of nuclear weapons. An official at South Korea's presidential office said the increasingly bellicose statements from the North are an overreaction to the United Nations sanctions.

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  • Need to protect our 'special position' first: Mehbooba Mufti
Need to protect our 'special position' first: Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Thursday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh amid reports that she had come to the national capital to drum up support for preventing attempts to remove special status to the state under the Constitution.

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  • Driver Arrested After Toddler Found Dead in Day Care Van in Orlando
Driver Arrested After Toddler Found Dead in Day Care Van in Orlando

Myles Hill died Monday after he was left in the van for almost 12 hours, police said. The Florida Department of Children and Families on Wednesday issued an emergency suspension order to close two locations of the Little Miracles Academy .

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  • Armed cops descend on hotel after child 'hit by car' dies
Armed cops descend on hotel after child 'hit by car' dies

Police also told the MEN they were dealing with an "ongoing" incident. Police were also seen in the AC Hotel, which is next door to the Ibis and run by Marriott. Ambulances were seen arriving at the scene. Police were called to reports of the incident outside the Ibis Hotel in Trafford Road, Salford, shortly after 9pm on Thursday.

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  • Cop shot in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, NYPD says
Cop shot in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, NYPD says

He and different officers had been reacting to a report of a sincerely bothered individual when a man opened fire, police said. Police say he was shot several times in the chest, but fortunately was wearing a bullet-resistant vest. Officers are on the scene and may be treating this as a hostage situation. She let them into the home, and the man s...

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  • CNN Poll: Nearly seven in 10 judge Congress a failure so far
CNN Poll: Nearly seven in 10 judge Congress a failure so far

McConnell asserted that Trump "had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process". This is why "we the people" like the president more than Congress. A majority (56%) say it's not likely that Republicans will be successful in passing their own health care bill, the first time that figure has topped 50% in CNN...

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  • NY high school football player killed by log during drill
NY high school football player killed by log during drill

A high school football player in NY died on Thursday after being hit in the head by a log during a team conditioning drill, police say. According to the school's website, high school football officially starts on Monday, August 14. No school officials, coaches or teammates commented to the AP at the time the story was published. "There's so much ...

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  • Government hires outside counsel to begin Trans Mountain pipeline legal challenge
Government hires outside counsel to begin Trans Mountain pipeline legal challenge

The B.C. government has hired Thomas Berger as external counsel to represent the province in a judicial review of the National Energy Board's process. Kinder Morgan's project proposes to nearly triple the number of barrels of oil shipped per day from Edmonton to the shores of Burrard Inlet, increasing from 300,000 to 890,000.

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  • Damning climate change report leaked amid fears Trump administration could suppress it
Damning climate change report leaked amid fears Trump administration could suppress it

The government document is awaiting approval by the Trump administration for public release. Sources involved in drafting a government climate change assessment said there is no evidence the White House plans to suppress its findings despite claims to the contrary made in a Monday New York Times report .

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  • Trump on Opioid Crisis: 'A National Emergency'
Trump on Opioid Crisis: 'A National Emergency'

President Donald Trump pledged a tougher law enforcement response to an epidemic of opioid addiction, and top officials in his administration said they wanted to increase the availability of an anti-overdose treatment in response to the crisis.

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  • Judge orders search for more of Hillary Clinton's Benghazi emails
Judge orders search for more of Hillary Clinton's Benghazi emails

Before the recent ruling, the State Department had searched tens of thousands of emails handed over to the agency by Ms Clinton and three of her top aides. Mehta said. The judge signed the order on Tuesday requiring a status report by September 22. It has not, however, searched 8 the one records system over which it has always had control and that ...

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  • Chelsea Manning shows off her beach body in Vogue
Chelsea Manning shows off her beach body in Vogue

In looking back at her life back then, Manning told Vogue that one of her regrets was not seeking support from her aunt and sister in the days prior to her enlistment in the army, when she was living with her aunt in suburban Maryland, even though she knew something felt off.

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  • China Willing to Pay the Price of North Korea Sanctions
China Willing to Pay the Price of North Korea Sanctions

North Korea's Kim Jong-un. China's foreign minister said on Sunday new U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea were the right response to a series of missile tests, but dialogue was vital to resolve a complex and sensitive issue, now at a "critical juncture".

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  • Americans rush to buy underground shelters as tensions with North Korea grow
Americans rush to buy underground shelters as tensions with North Korea grow

The air base was built in 1944, when the US was preparing to send bombers to Japan during World War II. President Trump issued a warning to North Korea, telling the nation they would face "fire and fury" should they continue to threaten the U.S.

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