Top General Says He Would Reject An 'Illegal' Nuclear Strike Order From Trump
The top nuclear commander in the U.S. said Saturday that he would reject an ?illegal? nuclear attack order from President Donald Trump, and would instead steer the commander in chief to other ?options.?
The FAA Can't Stop People From Throwing Live Turkeys Out Of Planes
The Federal Aviation Administration has found no violations with an infamous Arkansas event that involves dropping live turkeys from a plane ? but that may be because no one ever thought they?d need a rule about that.
Republican congressman Greg Gianforte ?misled authorities? on assault against reporter
Greg Gianforte told an officer that Guardian newspaper reporter Ben Jacobs had grabbed him by the wrist and pulled him to the floor of his campaign office after ?interrogating? him, according to notes from a Gallatin County sheriff?s officer who interviewed the politician after the incident unfolded. ?He grabbed my wrist, he spun and we ended up on the floor ... so he pulled me down on top of him,? the sergeant quoted the politician as saying.
Macron welcomes Lebanon's Hariri to Elysee Palace: AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Saad Hariri for talks Saturday, an AFP reporter said, hours after the Lebanese premier arrived from Saudi Arabia in the midst of a political crisis. Hariri, who made a shock resignation announcement on November 4 and has since fended off claims he was being held in Saudi Arabia against his will, was also due to have lunch with Macron. The Lebanese leader's wife and elder son were to join them for the meal after the talks, but the couple's two younger children remain in Riyadh "for their school exams", a source close to Hariri said.
Video Shows New Yorkers Rushing To Free People Trapped Under Scaffolding
Americans aged 18-34 most likely to oppose assault weapons ban, poll finds
The previous national federal ban on assault weapons lapsed more than a decade ago, and Congress has not renewed it. Resistance to a ban on military-style assault weapons is strongest among millennials, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released this week. It?s a finding that experts said might be driven by the popularity of first-person shooter video games such as Call of Duty and the increasing prominence of military-style guns in the consumer market.
Russia Nixes Billionaire Plan to Turn the Tu-160 Bomber into the Ultimate Passenger Jet
Rich businessmen around the world want Russia to turn its Tupolev-160 strategic bomber into a private jet. A senior Tupolev executive claims that the aircraft manufacturer has turned down many requests to civilianize its Tu-160 (NATO codename Blackjack), a long-range strategic bomber that resembles America's B-1 Lancer, and its TU-22M3 Backfire bomber.
Family Sues After Death of Boy, 5, Who Was Crushed at Rotating Restaurant
Sri Lanka arrests 19 after Buddhist-Muslim violence; four injured
By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday. Tension has been growing between the two communities this year, with some hardline Buddhist groups accusing Muslims of forcing people to convert to Islam and vandalizing Buddhist archaeological sites. Some Buddhists nationalists have also protested against the presence in Sri Lanka of asylum seekers from mostly Buddhist Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority.
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