Security incident reported near White House

Security incident reported near White House

A man jumped over a bike rack Saturday afternoon, causing the White House to go into lockdown and the security level to be raised as Secret Service assessed the threat. The man remained in custody and the vehicle was being checked. He also said he could communicate telepathically with the President. Keoughan, 29, said "this is a test" while being taken to the ground, agents said. Read More

Could North Korea's Kim Jong Un Strike Alaska With A Nuclear Bomb?

Could North Korea's Kim Jong Un Strike Alaska With A Nuclear Bomb?

US and South Korean forces have been closely assessing North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear site in the barren eastern coast for signs of potential nuclear activity, an anonymous official revealed. The South Korean defence ministry earlier said that North Korea appeared to have fired an unidentified missile from its Wonsan air base in the east. Read More

Punjab: No red beacon for ministers, officials

Punjab: No red beacon for ministers, officials

He has been made minister of tourism and culture, and local bodies in the new Congress government. Mr Sidhu's appearance on television shows - now the blockbuster one hosted by comic Kapil Sharma - has been a sore point with the opposition. Read More

Hong Kong escalator malfunction: two mechanics arrested

Hong Kong escalator malfunction: two mechanics arrested

Follow The Huffington Post Canada on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram . The escalator is said to be one of the longest in the country, maximising the chaos as it broke down in spectacular fashion. In the videos, you can clearly see the pile of people towards the bottom of the escalator , as well as other shoppers trying to help those who were injured. Read More

Impeached S'Korean president apologises for corruption scandal

Prosecutors questioned Park as a criminal suspect after the Constitutional Court on March 10 upheld her December impeachment by parliament. Geun-hye, 65, has been accused of colluding with her decades-long confidante Choi Soon-sil, who is now in custody, to receive tens of millions of United States dollars in bribes from Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, the heir apparent of Samsung group. Read More

Kyodo:UN talks begin on treaty to ban nuclear weapons

The General Assembly nearly overwhelmingly called for a new treaty, with a vote of 113 for, 35 opposed and 13 countries abstaining. " Is it any surprise that Iran is supportive of this? ". "Supporters of a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons consider that it would be an interim or partial step towards nuclear disarmament because it would not include measures for elimination - matters that would be left for future negotiations". Read More

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is jailed for 15 days

Mr Medvedev's spokeswoman called the allegations "propagandistic attacks" unworthy of detailed comment and said they amounted to pre-election posturing by Mr Navalny. The EU claimed that the Russian police " prevented the exercise of basic freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly, which are fundamental rights enshrined in the Russian constitution ". Read More

Jonathan Wilkes takes credit for Jermain Defoe's scoring return to worldwide football

Jonathan Wilkes takes credit for Jermain Defoe's scoring return to worldwide football

The 20th strike of Defoe's worldwide career came after 21 minutes at Wembley and four years on from his 19th versus minnows San Marino in March 2013. After watching Defoe give non-Soccer Aid England the lead on Sunday, Wilkes was quick to take credit for the role he and the rest of those involved in Soccer Aid played in his return to England duty. Read More

Armed burglary at Bellagio

Armed burglary at Bellagio

Las Vegas police are investigating the armed burglary and have tweeted that there were no "active shooters" and no injuries. No details on the identity of the suspect have been disclosed yet. The incident triggered a 30 minute lockdown at the Bellagio. The armed men were reported seen wearing pig masks. The police also confirmed that one of the burglars fired shots inside the hotel but no one was injured. Read More

Sunken South Korean ferry set to be loaded on transport vessel

A relative of a missing passenger from the sunken ferry Sewol watches as the vessel is raised to the surface. By about 7am, the ferry had been raised enough for workers to climb on it and further fasten it to the barges. The ship's captain Lee Joon-seok, who also abandoned ship, was later convicted of gross negligence and sentenced to life in prison, while 14 other crew members were sentenced to up to 12 years in prison for abandonment and violating maritime law. Read More

Trump just approved the Keystone XL Pipeline

Trump just approved the Keystone XL Pipeline

He added that he too was pleased with how promptly the Trump administration addressed the issue. In fact, when the construction on the pipeline is complete, there will only be 50 jobs available related to the pipeline - 35 permanent ones , and 15 ones for temporary contractors, the State Department said. Read More

Republicans tweak Obamacare bill as Trump moves to promote overhaul

The Republican-backed healthcare overhaul that's working its way through Congress this week would likely force huge spending cuts and leave thousands of people uninsured in Oregon if it's approved - but many other changes being pushed in the legislation are unlikely to pass the Senate , panelists at the Oregon Health Forum told about 150 people who gathered Wednesday morning to learn about the law and its potential consequences. Read More

SC coach describes team's March Madness win over Duke

And just losing was just not fun for us". He led them to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The Gamecocks certainly got plenty of recognition last weekend, becoing the focal point of the nation's glare as they played a the biggest role in putting an end to the soap opera that was Duke's season. Read More

MI coach John Beilein is familiar foe for Ducks' Altman

MI coach John Beilein is familiar foe for Ducks' Altman

Michigan's next game will come against No. 3 seed OR on Thursday at 7:09 p.m. ET on CBS . Wagner said at first, he thought jokingly about television shows that have dramatic plane scenes. No. 3 OR eclipsed No. 11 Rhode Island , 75-72, while No. 7 MI rallied past No. 2 Louisville in the Round of 32 on Sunday, 73-69. "It is going to be a tough matchup, if not our toughest so far this season ". Read More

Orlando chief prosecutor rejects death penalty for all future cases

Rick Scott is not impressed with Ayala's decision, and even though the citizens of Osceola and Orange counties elected her, Scott is using his authority to move the case to another district and put it before another prosecutor. She was a prosecutor in the state attorney's office for Orange and Osceola counties for about two years before she made a decision to seek the top job. Read More

Sketchy Meat Poses Threat to Brazil's Economic Recovery

China and Canada also suspended some meat imports from Brazil on Wednesday. As a holder of a license to import goods, Maharaj said once meats are brought into T&T they is examined. "However, to fend off further risks, we chose to withdraw all Brazilian poultry products from the shelves", an E-mart official said. Markets analyst Andrei Perfeito told AFP that Brazil's fear is that competitors will try to gain ground while this cloud hangs over Brazilian products. Read More

GOP, Dem lawmakers decry Trump's cut to Meals on Wheels

GOP, Dem lawmakers decry Trump's cut to Meals on Wheels

When asked how she felt when she first heard about President Trump's federal funding priorities , she said: "My heart sank". That looks to be exactly what has occurred. There's no certainty that Meals on Wheels will lose funding. "We're going to spend money, we're going to spend a lot of money, but we're not going to spend it on programs that can not show that they actually deliver the promises that we've made to people". Read More

Book of Condolence opens at Guildhall for Martin McGuinness

It was more than a calculated political stunt by both men: They genuinely liked each other, and they were both acutely aware that their ability to become colleagues and friends was a powerful, potent message in a country where reaching out the hand of friendship to former enemies could be interpreted as a sign of weakness or treachery. Read More

Syrian government forces beat back surprise rebel assault in Damascus

The Observatory said fighting was still underway Monday . Despite his hope that there will not be any further escalation, Koren said that Israel can not rule out the possibility of future clashes and would be "prepared for everything". Read More

Pope asks for forgiveness for Catholic Church's role in Rwanda genocide

Pope asks for forgiveness for Catholic Church's role in Rwanda genocide

Previous year the Roman Catholic Church in Rwanda publicly apologised for the church's role in the genocide. Pope Francis , in light of a statement published by the Rwandan bishops at the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy asking forgiveness for the failure of the Church and her members, expressed his desire that his own "humble recognition" of the failings of that time, "which, unfortunately, disfigured the face of the Church, may contribute to a purification of memory". Read More