A Boston man visiting Chicago said he endured one of the "most dangerous and inappropriate" Uber rides he’s ever had while in the city last week.
"It was insane," Aner Martino said of the ride.
Martino had called for an Uber after a night out in the city on July 16 but when his ride approached, he noticed a passenger in the front seat of the vehicle.
"I thought it was a little weird," he said.
President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's prepared to clean house in order to stop the leaks plaguing the administration.
Anthony Scaramucci, the Wall Street financier tapped for the role last week, said Tuesday that he was prepared to "fire everybody" to stop unauthorized information coming from the press office.
Speaking to reporters, Scaramucci said that he was "not doing an investigation. I'm just going to get the leaking to stop." He stressed that he had "the authority from the president to do that."
Tech giants Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are feuding on social media on the impact of artificial intelligence.
The Facebook CEO referred to Musk's beliefs on AI as "pretty irresponsible" in a Facebook Live session on Sunday, according to NBC News. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is known for his "doomsday" views and believes that AI could become humanity's "biggest existential threat" if left unchecked.
When asked about Zuckerberg's comment, Musk said he had discussed the subject with the Facebook CEO.
"I’ve talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is limited," Musk wrote on Twitter.
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In a series of Monday night Tweets attacking what he refers to as the “Amazon Washington Post,” U.S. President Donald Trump apparently declassified a CIA program to arm Syrian rebels, NBC News reports.
Last week the Washington Post first reported that Trump had decided to end a covert CIA program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels.
The program, which the Obama administration initiated in 2013, has always been classified, with U.S. government and military officials declining to ever confirm its existence on the record.
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When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a truck about 120 miles southeast of San Antonio that carried 19 dead migrants.
"It is sad that 14 years later people are still being smuggled in tractor-trailers," he said. "There still isn't water, there still isn't ventilation. These criminal organizations, they're all about making money."
The striking similarities of the Texas tragedies demonstrate how smugglers have found a durable business model carrying large groups -- often in big rigs -- through an elaborate network of foot guides, safe house operators and drivers.
Oh, that dreaded open microphone!
Republican Sen. Susan Collins got caught Tuesday at the end of a hearing with a microphone that was still hot — and captured her ripping President Donald Trump and making fun of a fellow lawmaker who had been critical of her on health care.
Collins, a moderate from Maine, can be overheard complaining about Trump and his proposed 2018 budget, which slashes spending with deep cuts to domestic agencies, food stamps, Medicaid, highway funding and medical research.
Barbara Sinatra, the widow of Frank Sinatra, died Tuesday at her home Rancho Mirage, California. She was 90.
"She died comfortably surrounded by family and friends at her home," John E. Thoresen, Director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation, said in a statement to the Desert Sun.
The philanthropist was the music icon's fourth wife. They were married in 1976 until Frank Sinatra's death in 1998.
The IRS says it is seeing a big drop in the number of tax refunds being stolen by identity thieves after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to fight the problem.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday that the number of victims was nearly cut in half last year, compared to the previous year.
At the same time, he said, more businesses are being targeted.
A wannabe hit man hired to kill a woman's boyfriend for $500 was arrested when he failed to go through with the shooting, having had a "change of heart" as fired shots into the ground and air instead of at the man, police say.
The 40-year-old Herberth Hernandez had been hired by Hamen Gonzalez-Cruz, 35, to kill the victim, according to Nassau police. Gonzalez-Cruz wanted the man out of the picture because he was involved in a relationship with the man's girlfriend.
Hundreds of newly released documents may shed a bit more light on one of the darkest days in U.S. history.
The 441 documents, never before made public, are among more than 3,800 records related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination released Monday by the National Archives.
The materials from the CIA and FBI include transcripts and recordings with a Soviet defector, a former KGB agent who claims he handled the file on assassin Lee Harvey Oswald when Oswald was in the Soviet Union.
Charlie Gard's parents know their treasured son is about to die. They have one final wish — to take him home, put him to bed and kiss him goodbye.
The mother of the critically ill baby at the center of an international medical and legal battle returned to London's High Court on Tuesday, asking a judge to let the family take Charlie home for "a few days of tranquility" before his ventilator is disconnected and he is allowed to "slip away."
The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park. Veterinarians were treating the calf for an infection, possibly...
A Marine’s 4-year-old son became overwhelmed with emotion and burst into tears as his new stepmom read her vows to him and his father.
Emily Newville, a senior airman, and Joshua Newville, a Marine Corps. sergeant, both who are stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County, New Jersey, were married on Saturday in upstate New York.
During the ceremony, Newville read a special set of vows she wrote for Joshua's son, Gage.
Gage, overcome with emotions, begins to cry and wraps his arms around Newville as the adoring crowd looked on.
"You have helped make me into the woman I am today, and I may not have give you the gift of life, but life’s surely gave me the gift of you," Newville says in her vows.
A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation.
The encounter involving the USS Thunderbolt, a Cyclone-class patrol ship based in Bahrain as part of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, is the latest confrontation between Iranian vessels and American warships. It comes as Trump already has threatened to renegotiate the nuclear deal struck by his predecessor and after his administration previously put Iran "on notice" over its ballistic missile tests.
With the odds of one-in-five million against her, an Orlando teenager took a chance on Florida lottery scratch off ticket and scored a weekly pay day.
Daniela Leon Ruz, 18, won the top prize in the state's new $500 A Week for Life game after purchasing one $1 ticket at a Publix grocery store, the Florida Lottery said.