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.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department inspector general referred its finding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe repeatedly misled investigators who were examining a media disclosure to the top federal prosecutor in the District of Columbia to determine whether McCabe should be charged with a crime, according to people familiar with the matter.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he isn't a target of any part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to two people familiar with the matter. Rosenstein, who brought up the Mueller probe himself, offered the assurance during a meeting with Trump at the White House last Thursday, a development that helped tamp down the president's desire to remove Rosenstein or Mueller, the people said.
WASHINGTON - It's not every day that a 10-day-old infant makes history. But that's what happened Thursday when Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, newborn daughter of Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., was carried onto the Senate floor. Maile, born April 9, became the first child permitted on the floor of the Senate under a rules change that allows children up to age 1 to accompany their parents to votes. Duckworth and her colleagues had pushed for flexibility so that members of the upper chamber - particularly women - who have children while in office can remain close to them while they're infants.
One week after they were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, the two black men seen in a cellphone video viewed more than 11 million times went on "Good Morning America" Thursday to describe how arriving 10 minutes early to a business meeting put them in handcuffs.
An unusual pair showed up in the pre-dawn hours at Fire Station 82 in Wayne Township, Indiana, last week. Repeatedly pressing the doorbell was a frantic woman. In her arms was a furry, masked animal that firefighters later described as "lethargic," fire department spokesman Michael Pruitt said. Through her panic, the woman divulged that it was a pet raccoon - and that it was severely stoned.
Lawyers for President Donald Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen have withdrawn defamation lawsuits against BuzzFeed and the political research firm Fusion GPS related to a dossier that included claims Cohen helped organize Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election. The lawsuits, withdrawn late Wednesday, would have required Cohen to submit to an evidence discovery process, forcing him to produce documentation and sworn testimony about his activities before the closely contested election.
Mississippi's governor just signed a law, more restrictive than in any state, banning abortions after 15 weeks. Iowa's state Senate is trying to go even further and stop abortions at around six weeks. And 20 Ohio lawmakers have proposed outlawing all abortions, even if the woman's life is in danger.