Pentagon Opens Investigation Into Whether U.S. Airstrikes Killed 200 Civilians in Mosul
Why the London attacker's links to Saudi Arabia might matter
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ? The British man who killed four people in a rampage in London last week had made three trips to Saudi Arabia in his lifetime. Though millions of foreigners from around the world live and work in the kingdom, Khalid Masood's time there immediately raised questions about whether the country's ultraconservative brand of Islam impacted his worldview and radicalized him.
Thousands evacuated as cyclone bears down on Australia
Thousands of people including tourists were evacuated Monday as northeast Australia braced for a powerful cyclone packing destructive winds, with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides. Cyclone Debbie has been forming off the coast of Queensland state over recent days, the Bureau of Meteorology said, and is expected to make landfall as a category four storm -- on a scale of five -- after daybreak Tuesday. Residents, who have been sandbagging and boarding up homes, were being told to prepare for the worst storm to pummel the state since Cyclone Yasi in 2011, which ripped houses from their foundations and devastated crops.
This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017
Former Penn State President Found Guilty of Child Endangerment
The university?s former president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday on a misdemeanor count of child endangerment. The charges came five years after former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing young boys.
Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?
Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked ?Pizzagate? controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved Hillary Clinton. Apologizing to the restaurant?s owner, James Alefantis, Mr. Jones issued a statement Friday. ?I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees,? he said.
Hey, Paul Ryan: Twitter thinks it's time to call your office
President Donald Trump is doing just great after the Republican healthcare bill failed to make it to a vote Friday, thank you so much. No heads will roll for that humiliating defeat. Especially not the Just Cuts noggin of House Speaker Paul Ryan. It's all love and affection and onwards and upwards on Pennsylvania Avenue. SEE ALSO: Trumpcare might be gone but the internet is memeing it to death just in case So, please don't read anything into the fact Trump told his 27 million Twitter followers to watch Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News at 9 p.m Saturday, in which the host absolutely eviscerated the Speaker and called for him to resign. Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 P.M. ? Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017 It was just coincidence, surely, that Jeanine Pirro tore Ryan limb from limb. "Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the house.The reason? He failed to deliver the votes on his healthcare bill." #openingstatement pic.twitter.com/75WbI4mcYX ? Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) March 26, 2017 "I want to be clear: this is not on President Trump. No one expected a business man to completely understand the nuances ... of Washington," Pirro went on, fulsomely defending the president in a way Trump definitely did not intend for America to hear. The Fox anchor insisted she had not spoken to Trump directly. Nevertheless, in her honest opinion, he is handling the healthcare collapse "with dignity." White House press secretary Sean Spicer downplayed Trump's tweet earlier Saturday. According to the Washington Post, Spicer said Trump tweeted only because he was a fan of Pirro's show. In any case, no one noticed that little Trump-Pirro coincidence apart from most of the internet. This morning @POTUS tweeted: "Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 P.M." https://t.co/kgFwkkbT8G ? Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 26, 2017 Quick look at Trump and Paul Ryan talking tonight pic.twitter.com/gYimciiAWr ? Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) March 26, 2017 This is a COLD-BLOODED Trump move. Revenge is a dish best served via Jeanine Pirro apparently. Paul Ryan is terrible but even I'm like pic.twitter.com/GmwOHTy6D5 ? David Chen (@davechensky) March 26, 2017 Today's mini-play, courtesy of reality:Trump: Watch Jeanine Pirro's show tonight!Pirro: Paul Ryan must resign!Ryan: Wait, what? ? Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) March 26, 2017 Trump tweeted a promo for Judge Pirro's Fox show this AM, reason unclear. Tonight, she began her show calling for Ryan to resign. ....? pic.twitter.com/iRTAAtI6oY ? Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) March 26, 2017 Trump told people on Twitter to watch @JudgeJeanine. She began her show calling for Speaker Ryan to resign. Coincidence? I'm sure! ? Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 26, 2017 The White House has been contacted for comment. WATCH: This Lego camera actually works
Officer is Found Guilty in Shooting Death of 6-Year-Old Boy With Autism
United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight
"The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel," the airline said on Twitter as the incident Thanwent viral on social media. In another tweet made in response to a question from a social media user, the airline said: "Casual attire for ticketed passengers is fine. United pass travelers are company employees or family members of employees.
One Killed, Another Injured in Deadly Las Vegas Standoff