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It’s too early to tell why the train had been traveling at that speed, she said. But NTSB investigators arrived Monday to DuPont, where a passenger train had run off the tracks, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100 others. They’ll spend their first full day at the scene Tuesday.
“The train accident that just occurred in DuPont, WA shows more than ever why our soon to be submitted infrastructure plan must be approved quickly,” tweeted Trump. “Seven trillion dollars spent in the Middle East while our roads, bridges, tunnels, railways (and more) crumble! Not for long!”
Better known as Jonghyun, Kim’s death was confirmed by his management company, SM Entertainment, which said: “We are sorry to share such heartbreaking and tragic news… SHINee’s Jonghyun left us suddenly.” Gangnam police said his death wasn’t being investigated as suspicious and Jonghyun’s family had not requested an autopsy.
“My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone,” Luis Elizondo said in an interview on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.”
“After careful investigation, the US today publicly attributes the massive ‘WannaCry’ cyberattack to North Korea,” Bossert wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. He continued, “The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible.”
Trump retweeted three inflammatory videos posted by Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen in November, setting off a political firestorm that strained relations between London and Washington. Her verified account was suspended on Monday, along with that of Britain First leader Paul Golding, and the group’s main account, @BritainFirstHQ.
Matt Damon needs to stop talking about sexual harassment until he actually gets it. After a whole week of being lambasted by folks like Alyssa Milano following his unfathomably misinformed ABC News interview, the Hollywood star has more to add. More!
Looking back on the year 2017, it’s hard to not point to the fidget spinner as one notable thing that didn’t make us cry (most of the time). Here’s one more feel-good spinner story to close out the year. (Hopefully we’ll never have to hear about them again after this, but I can’t make any promises, folks.)
China has more than 700 hundred million internet users, but if tech companies want a slice of the action, they’ll have to abide by the country’s tight censorship laws. The reminder comes from Qi Xiaoxia, director general of the Bureau of International Cooperation at the Cyberspace Administration of China, who spoke at the UN’s Internet Governance Forum in Geneva, according to Reuters.
Every editorial product is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our journalism. Chinese electric car startup Nio has launched its first vehicle, the ES8. It’s an all-electric, modern SUV that’s a direct competitor to Tesla’s Model X – and it costs half as much.
London’s Royal Borough of Greenwich has voted to ban Donald Trump from its streets and called on British officials to “abandon plans” for a Trump visit to the U.K. in 2018. “Should a state visit go ahead, President Trump would not be welcome in the borough,” said the Greenwich resolution, which was passed last week.
He’s making animatronics great again? The Florida park’s attraction has been closed for nearly a year as Disney Imagineers tried to create a Trump animatronic ready to share the stage with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Disney used the latest robotic technology to make its anima-Trump seem as realistic as possible.
Vladimir Putin is cultivating Donald Trump as if the U.S. president is a Russian asset, according to former intelligence chief James Clapper. “[Putin] knows how to handle an asset, and that’s what he’s doing with the president,” Clapper said Monday on CNN.
” We the People,” the website that hosts petitions to the federal government, will be going offline at midnight Tuesday. The White House told The Associated Press that it was “temporarily” taking down the website. It promised to restore the online tool in late January, saying the new platform would save taxpayers more than $1 million a year.
President Donald Trump is getting lots of attention for his national security speech on Monday ― and as much for the way he drank water, as for what he said. Trump reached for a glass of water during his address, and carefully held onto the small cup using both hands.
Days after the The New York Times published an investigative report detailing the Pentagon’s secret and supposedly defunct UFO research program, the military intelligence official who led the initiative is speaking out on one of the universe’s greatest mysteries.
The UK’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is leaking because of a faulty seal. The Royal Navy’s future flagship, which was commissioned by the Queen earlier this month, has a problem with one of its propeller shafts. The fault on the £3.1bn carrier was first identified during sea trials.
The son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has been charged with assault and burglary after a confrontation with his father involving a firearm. Police say Track Palin allegedly broke into his parent’s Alaska home through a window on Saturday night.
North Korea is often portrayed as entirely isolated from the rest of the world, but the reality is that it has diplomatic links with almost 50 countries. Which are they, and just how close are their ties? North Korea’s pariah status appears to increase by the day.
What will you be like in your 80s? Living independently, robust in body and mind, with a wide social circle? Manage that and you will be a superager. It is a worthy aspiration, but the reality is rather different for most of us.