Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump expressed concerns about the judgment of his national security adviser Michael Flynn weeks before forcing him to resign, according to memos kept by former FBI director James Comey that recount in detail efforts by Trump to influence the bureau's expanding investigation of Russia.
President Donald Trump blasted the OPEC oil cartel on Friday, April 20, accusing the group on Twitter of "artificially" raising oil prices and declaring that it "will not be accepted!" "Looks like OPEC is at it again," the president tweeted. "With record amounts of Oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships at sea, Oil prices are artificially Very High! No good and will not be accepted!"
BERLIN - Other countries may have hurricanes, blizzards or flooding that regularly shut down major transport hubs. Germany, meanwhile, is still dealing with the legacy of a war the country launched itself: thousands of unexploded bombs, hidden beneath one of Europe's busiest cities in a nation now at peace. Germany's main railway station in Berlin was forced to shut down on Friday, April 20, in preparation for the defusing of one such a bomb, as authorities evacuated parts of the capital's city center.
A passenger who was onboard Southwest Airlines flight 1380 on April 17 emotionally described Thursday, April 19, how he and others tried to save the woman who died when she was sucked outside the plane when one of its engines exploded in midair. Jennifer Riordan, a 43-year-old bank executive and mother of two from Albuquerque, was seated in row 14 when she was sucked through a 10-by-14-inch window that had been broken by pieces of the disintegrating engine, two individuals familiar with the investigation said.
SEOUL, South Korea - As the presidents of South Korea and the United States prepare for summits with the previously-reclusive Kim Jong Un, there has been lots of conjecture about what, exactly, the North Korean leader is prepared to discuss. North Korea is willing to negotiate with the United States about potential denuclearization, Trump administration officials said earlier this month. North Korea won't insist on American troops being withdrawn from the peninsula as part of any deal, South Korea's Moon Jae-in said Thursday.
There were many of good deeds on the Hawaiian island of Kauai over the past week and one particularly bad one. Hawaii's stunning "garden island" is not yet recovered from its worst flooding in decades following a powerful storm that surged through the island over the weekend. The wild weather produced dramatic scenes as helicopters and boats evacuated some 340 residents and visitors stranded in their ordinarily idyllic surroundings.
In the early hours of April 15, 1912, a lifeboat navigated the frigid waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, its skeleton crew scanning the dark, debris-littered surface for any sign of life. Hours earlier, the unthinkable had happened: The RMS Titanic, a majestic ocean liner deemed "unsinkable," had struck an iceberg and slowly disappeared into the sea on its maiden voyage.
A Florida sheriff's office said two of its deputies were shot and killed through a restaurant window by an assailant who was then found dead outside. The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office said two deputies were in the Ace China restaurant in downtown Trenton around 3 p.m. when a suspect walked up and shot both through the glass. "As fellow deputies responded to the scene," the statement said, "they found the shooter deceased outside the business, and [found] both deputy sheriffs, where they died of their wounds."
Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a combative former prosecutor and longtime ally of President Donald Trump, told The Washington Post on Thursday that he has joined the president's legal team dealing with the ongoing special counsel probe. "I'm doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller," Giuliani said in an interview.