Federal prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against the suspected New York City subway bomber, Akayed Ullah, saying he proclaimed "I did it for the Islamic State'' after the attack in a tunnel beneath Times Square. A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan charges Ullah, 27, with providing material support to a terror group, using a weapon of mass destruction, bombing a public place, destruction of property by means of fire or explosive, and use of a destructive device during a crime of violence.
One of the best-known prayers in the English language might need an update for the sake of theological clarity, Pope Francis recently suggested in an interview. The words in the Lord's Prayer that ask, "Lead us not into temptation," can cause confusion, Francis said. To make it clear that God would not lead anybody toward sin, the pope suggested a better translation of the Greek prayer from the New Testament would be something along the lines of, "Do not let us fall into temptation."
Netflix sent out a tweet Sunday that roasted a subset of its most devoted users over an open fire: those who are obsessively watching its heavily promoted holiday movie "A Christmas Prince." The snarky tweet got some laughs, but it has also stirred up some backlash - and made some of the company's subscribers begin to consider just how closely Netflix is watching its users. "To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?" the tweet said.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Dec. 12, sought to discredit both the news media and some of the women who have accused him of sexual harassment, calling the allegations against him "fabricated stories" and "fake news." "Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia - so now they are moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met," Trump wrote in a tweet. "FAKE NEWS!"
Southwest Airlines says it all started with a cigarette. A passenger was smoking in the bathroom somewhere between Portland and Sacramento on Saturday, according to the airline, and had gone so far as to tamper with the smoke detector. So a flight attendant barged in on the woman, according to KOIN 6. This at least got her out of the bathroom, but did little else to improve the situation on Flight 2943.
If it seems like your online orders are arriving later than expected, you're not alone. An influx of online purchases - particularly during Cyber Monday, the busiest online shopping day in U.S. history - is testing the limits of carriers like UPS and FedEx, despite their heavy investment in new warehouses and seasonal employees. Americans spent a record $6.59 billion online on Cyber Monday, according to data from Adobe Analytics.
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein story, chef and television personality Mario Batali offered up his views on how to combat sexual harassment in the workplace for an Oct. 30 video for Fast Company. "You need a workplace free of fear, that harbors an excellent feeling of the potential for collaboration and creativity," he said. "And if you want to keep really talented people around, you need to create an environment for them that harbors excellence."
The #MeToo sexual harassment movement roiling the nation reached the doors of the White House on Monday, when three women who last year accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct began a renewed public push to gain attention for their allegations.
With six words penned to his local newspaper, serial killer Todd Kohlhepp gave voice to the fears of investigators and anyone else worried that a missing loved one had become a victim of South Carolina's infamous murderer: "Yes there is more than seven." The sentence was a chilling part of a prison letter Kohlhepp sent to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal last week - more than a year after a woman who had been summoned to Kohlhepp's property to clean was found chained by the neck inside a large storage container.
Cleaning out my cluttered house as my 70th birthday approached, I came across hundreds of old letters that my family accumulated over decades. It seemed vaguely disrespectful to throw them out without examining them, so I sat on my couch, pulled them out of their envelopes and read every one.