Emergency alerts sent to the cellphones of Hawaii residents Saturday warning of a "ballistic missile threat" were a false alarm, officials said. Nevertheless, the messages, reportedly sent by mistake, alarmed those in a state where fears of an attack by North Korea have been heightened in recent months. Shortly after 8 a.m. local time Saturday, several Hawaii residents began posting screenshots of alerts they had received, reading: "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL."
How do you tell your father that you've just won $451 million? For 20-year-old Shane Missler, it was over coffee the day after he hit the lottery jackpot. Missler, from Port Richey, a suburb of Tampa, is the winner of the whopping $451 million Mega Millions prize, the Florida Lottery announced on Friday. He has since retired from his job at a local background screening company, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
The Las Vegas gunman who opened fire on concertgoers in October carefully prepared both for the attack and the investigation that would follow, according to hundreds of pages of court documents made public late Friday. In the court documents, which detail some of the early days of the investigation, 64-year-old gunman Stephen Paddock is described as spending significant time amassing his weapons and stockpiling ammunition while also seeking "to thwart the eventual law enforcement investigation" into the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
An adult-film star was paid $130,000 by a lawyer for Donald Trump in the weeks before the 2016 election to not talk publicly about a sexual relationship with the then-Republican candidate, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The lawyer, Michael Cohen, allegedly paid Stephanie Clifford to remain silent about an encounter at Lake Tahoe, California, in 2006, a year after he married his third wife, Melania, according to the Journal. The Journal said the payment was made to a client-trust account at City National Bank in Los Angeles.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's personal physician once claimed that he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency," but there's a good deal of evidence casting doubt on that assertion.
President Donald Trump's announcement of U.S-made F-52s fighter aircraft delivered to Norway may have rattled its neighbor Russia, the source of rising tension among NATO allies. Was it a secret advanced jet capable of beating its Russian counterparts? A ruse to fool intelligence analysts? Neither, it turns out. The F-52 is a fictional jet only available to fly if you're a gamer at the controls of "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare."
Pastor Andy Savage's apology, admitting to behavior almost 20 years ago, impressed the members at his Memphis, Tennessee, megachurch. "As a college student on staff at a church in Texas more than 20 years ago, I regretfully had a sexual incident with a female high school senior in the church," Savage began his written address to the congregation. At the end he said, "I was sorry then and remain so today." And then, when he spoke from the pulpit, something unusual happened: The churchgoers rose to applaud their pastor's honesty.
U.S. stocks rose to records as retail sales sparked optimism in the economy and JPMorgan Chase & Co. signaled tax cuts will bolster profits. The dollar weakened the most since March, sending the euro to a three-year high and the pound to its strongest since June 2016.
WATERBURY, Conn. - The woman in the bus depot, the perpetrator, was amiable and chatty, Eleanor Williams tearfully told the police. This was long ago, after Williams, young and naive, had been tragically preyed upon, investigators said. Today, it's a cold case.
A nasty flu season is in full swing across the United States, with a sharp increase in the number of older people and young children getting hospitalized, federal health officials said Friday, Jan. 12. The latest weekly data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show influenza has spread across the country. "Flu is everywhere in the United States right now. There's lots of flu in lots of places," said Daniel Jernigan, director of CDC's influenza division.