JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted in two corruption cases, police recommended Tuesday, ramping up pressure on the leader who has served more than a decade in office. After months of investigations, Israeli police said they believe there is sufficient evidence against the prime minister to indict him on suspicion of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust.
When the four delivery workers found the woman in the middle of the road, she was covered in so much blood that they couldn't tell the color of her hair. Whoever had done this to her, authorities said later, had stabbed the 19-year-old repeatedly, then thrown her out of a car near a remote, hilly road north of San Jose, leaving her for dead. But she wasn't. And in the two hours between when she was found and her death Monday morning, she managed to give investigators evidence that could send those suspected of killing her to prison for the rest of their lives.
WASHINGTON - FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday contradicted the White House's account of when the bureau informed officials about the status of a senior aide's security-clearance investigation. White House officials said that they were first contacted in the summer by the FBI about senior aide Rob Porter's clearance. They also said that the investigation was never completed and that they did not know the extent of the allegations against Porter. He stepped down last week after accusations of spousal abuse by his two ex-wives.
Abby Beckley thought her left eye was irritated because of a stray eyelash. She rubbed her eye, flushed it with water, but when the discomfort remained, she peered into the mirror. She thought she saw a piece of clear fuzz. She pinched it with her fingers and pulled it out. It was a worm. About half-inch long, translucent and threadlike. "It was alive and squiggling around," she recalled.
U.S. forces killed scores of Russian mercenaries in Syria last week in what may be the deadliest clash between citizens of the former foes since the Cold War, according to one U.S. official and three Russians familiar with the matter. More than 200 contract soldiers, mostly Russians fighting on behalf of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, died in a failed attack on a base held by U.S. and mainly Kurdish forces in the oil-rich Deir Ezzor region, two of the Russians said. The U.S. official put the death toll at about 100, with 200 to 300 injured.
The firearm industry was riding high during the run-up to the 2016 election. Hillary Clinton was favored to win, and an array of gun rights advocates warned of a looming Second Amendment crackdown. Earlier that year, President Barack Obama had stoked similar fears by proposing to expand federal background checks. Firearm purchases soared.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that she has no reason not to believe statements that Jennifer Willoughby and I have made about our ex-husband, former White House aide Rob Porter. I actually appreciated her saying that she at least did not not believe us. But I was dismayed when Conway, appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," went on to say that she does not fear for White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, who has reportedly been dating Porter. "I've rarely met somebody so strong with such excellent instincts and loyalty and smarts."
Chicago was hit with a snowstorm over the weekend, and Jahmal Cole's inbox blew up with requests from elderly neighbors: They needed help shoveling in front of their homes. Some had to get relatives to a hospital. Others had oxygen tanks and were afraid of being trapped. So Cole sent out a tweet Friday night asking for 10 volunteers to come to his neighborhood, Chatham, on the South Side of Chicago, to shovel the foot of snow that was accumulating. Chatham is a community that's largely elderly and African American.
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday praised the nation's sheriffs - then referenced the "Anglo-American heritage" of law enforcement. "I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people's protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process," Sessions told members of the National Sheriffs' Association during their winter conference in Washington.
The man accused of fatally shooting two Westerville, Ohio, police officers Saturday was barred from legally owning a firearm but paid a friend to buy him one, federal prosecutors said. Quentin Smith, 30, is charged with aggravated murder in the killings of officers Anthony Morelli, 54, and Eric Joering, 39, who were shot while responding to a potential domestic violence incident, authorities said.