Five months before North Korea's first nuclear test in 2006, U.S. intelligence officials sent a report to Congress warning that secret work also was underway on a biological weapon. The communist regime, which had long ago acquired the pathogens that cause smallpox and anthrax, had assembled teams of scientists but seemed to be lacking in certain technical skills, the report said. "Pyongyang's resources presently include a rudimentary biotechnology infrastructure," the report by the director of national intelligence explained.
Authorities said a low-tech device was detonated in the New York City subway in an incident that the mayor called "an attempted terrorist attack." A man suspected of setting off the explosion Monday morning in Midtown Manhattan was identified by authorities as Akayed Ullah. The blast, which occurred in the area of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, at 42nd St. and 8th Ave., resulted in serious injuries to the suspect and minor injuries to at least three others, authorities said during a morning news conference.
When most people think back on the child celebrities of their time, they likely think of child movie actors, the well-trained stars of showbiz. For some, these were stars like Mary Kate and Ashley Olson, or Macaulay Carson Culkin from Home Alone. For others, they were Judy Garland or Shirley Temple. For kids these days, however, some of the biggest stars are not actors at all but YouTube stars. And one of the biggest of them all is a six-year-old named Ryan who plays with toys - mesmerizing millions of children across the globe.
Amid backlash and boycotts, President Donald Trump addressed a private gathering Saturday at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson - instead of speaking at the public opening ceremony. The change in venue came after Trump's plans to visit the museum, which honors civil rights martyrs, drew criticism from those who marched in the movement. "President Trump's attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum," Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in a joint statement Thursday.
OJAI, Calif. - As the Golden State continued to burn for a sixth day, California officials warned that higher Santa Ana winds forecast through the weekend could create more erratic fire behavior, offering little chance of a reprieve for residents and firefighters who have endured flames and smoke for nearly a week. On Saturday, multiple wildfires continued to rage throughout Southern California, cloaking the area in nightmarish flame and towering plumes of smoke so thick they were visible from space.
In a June panel discussion, CNN senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju addressed the attacks that descended upon him over a correct story about Tom Price's questionable investment decisions as a congressman. "You just cannot screw up in this environment because they'll use every small mistake to come after you and suggest that you have some nefarious motive in your reporting," he said. And now, a variation on that rule: They'll use every big mistake to allege that you have some nefarious motive in your reporting.
Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama received an unlikely late-campaign boost Friday from one of his own accusers, who acknowledged that she incorrectly described Moore's inscription in her high school yearbook. Beverly Young Nelson was not among the five women who have told The Washington Post that Moore pursued them when they were teenagers. She came forward later with attorney Gloria Allred.
To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, "Here we go again." Bitcoin is on everyone's lips this week and the price has gone nuts - shooting past $17,000 per bitcoin in Thursday's trading. It has rocketed up $5,000 in less than a week, prompting wall-to-wall news coverage that is giving Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Russia, the FBI and even President Donald Trump a run for their money. The value of the digital currency - or cryptocurrency - is up about 15 times this year.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., facing an ethics investigation over alleged sexual harassment, announced Friday that he will resign immediately following his wife's admission to the hospital. Franks had said Thursday that he would resign at the end of January but said Friday that his wife's ailment had prompted him to change his plans and immediately step down.
The year 2017 was a critical one for patents -- limited legal monopolies granted to inventors to control the market for their innovations. Notably, the U.S. Supreme Court decided two cases this year that continued a trend of reining in patent trolls, companies that buy up wildly overbroad patents and then sue anyone and everyone for infringement, looking for easy settlements.