NEW YORK - A speeding car crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City's busy Times Square on Thursday, May 18, causing multiple injuries, witnesses said. Thirteen people were treated for injuries, the New York Fire Department said on Twitter. The New York Police Department closed off the area. A Reuters witness said at least 10 people were being treated for injuries on the ground after the collision around noon ET (1600 GMT) at the Midtown Manhattan tourist site.
WASHINGTON - Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters. The previously undisclosed interactions form part of the record now being reviewed by FBI and congressional investigators probing Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
WASHINGTON - Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, an African-American who became a staunch critic of the "Black Lives Matter" movement and supported Donald Trump's presidential campaign, said on Wednesday he has accepted a job as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Clarke told radio station WISN in Milwaukee that he would leave his post as sheriff next month to join the Department of Homeland Security. The post would not require Senate confirmation.
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks and the dollar dropped and bond prices rallied on Wednesday as investors fled risky assets amid uncertainty about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on tax and regulatory reform. Reports that Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into the former national security adviser have raised questions over whether Trump tried to interfere with a federal investigation.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said "we need the facts" before rushing judgment on the latest development rocking the White House. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Ryan said he will follow the facts wherever they may lead when it comes to the Comey memo and the Russia investigation.
Facebook Inc's Instagram has souped up its camera tool with quirky face-tracking filters, adding another feature similar to that offered by social media rival Snap Inc's Snapchat. Instagram users will now be able to choose from a range of filters including koala ears that move and twitch as well as math equations that spin to create humorous effects. Other new features include a rewind mode for videos, which will allow users to play video in reverse, and hashtag stickers to visit hashtag pages.
PARIS - Twice former champion Maria Sharapova was surprisingly denied a wildcard into the French Open on Tuesday -- ending intense speculation about her place in the clay court slam since she returned from a 15-month doping ban.
LOS ANGELES - National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that the information that President Trump shared last week with two Russian officials was "wholly appropriate" and denied that the revelation put "sources or methods" at risk.
LOS ANGELES - Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars once again, with ABC announcing Tuesday, May 16, that the late-night host will emcee the 2018 awards ceremony. This will be Kimmel's second consecutive year hosting the Oscars, which will see him reunite with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd.
Country music star Loretta Lynn has been moved from a hospital to a rehabilitation center as she recovers from a stroke, the singer-songwriter's representatives said Monday. The 85-year-old was admitted to a Nashville hospital on May 5 after suffering the stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee .