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New Montana congressman faces court over alleged assault

/ May 27, 2017

New Montana congressman faces court over alleged assault

Montana’s new congressman hasn’t even been sworn into his first public office, but people are already talking about his prospects in 2018 and even 2020. But first, Greg Gianforte has to deal with a misdemeanor assault charge that he received the day before the ...

Britain's real-life 'Iron Man' has high hopes for jet suit

May 27, 2017

Britain's real-life 'Iron Man' has high hopes for jet suit

The British inventor of an “Iron Man”-style jet suit has lofty hopes that his project, which started out as fun experiment, could become a practical tool for industries ranging from entertainment to the military. Richard Browning, a 38-year-old former commodities trader with little experience ...

Some key players behind Manchester bombing arrested, police say

May 27, 2017

Some key players behind Manchester bombing arrested, police say

British police have arrested a “large part of the network” behind this week’s Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country’s top counterterrorism officer said on Friday. Mark Rowley said “immense” progress had been made in the investigation into Salman Abedi, who ...

Eyeing North Korea, U.S. plans first test of ICBM intercept

May 27, 2017

Eyeing North Korea, U.S. plans first test of ICBM intercept

Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday ...

Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy

/ May 27, 2017

Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy

U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, according to seven current and former U.S. officials. Those contacts included two ...

Clinton at a crossroads in her life

/ May 26, 2017

Clinton at a crossroads in her life

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Forty-eight years after she gave her first commencement address at Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton returns on Friday to offer another — and once again, she is at a crossroads in her life. The first time, she was 21 years old and eager to take ...

Above-average Atlantic hurricane season predicted

May 26, 2017

Above-average Atlantic hurricane season predicted

The Atlantic Ocean could see another above-average hurricane season this year, with 11 to 17 big storms and as many as nine hurricanes, U.S. forecasters said Thursday. The expected absence of El Nino, an ocean warming trend that tends to reduce the likelihood of ...