Billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will become the next ambassador to Britain, an official on President-elect Donald Trump's transition team confirmed to NBC News Thursday.
Trump hinted at the appointment at a luncheon in Washington when he introduced a guest as "sitting next to the ambassador Woody Johnson, going to Saint James."
Trump said, "Congratulations, Woody."
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A Pennsylvania man who police say tried to strangle his wife after waking up from a dream that she was cheating on him was jailed on attempted homicide and other charges.
Archbald police say 49-year-old Conrad Rudalavage was drinking before he fell asleep, then woke up Saturday night convinced that his wife was unfaithful.
More than one million people are expected to join the Women's March on Washington and its sister marches around the world on Saturday, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, according to their organizers. With a mission statement of “hear our voice,” the marches aim to promote women's rights and social equality for all. New York City, San Francisco and Chicago are expected to have some of the biggest turnouts outside of Washington, D.C.
A suspect in a police officer's slaying directed expletive-laced outbursts at a judge during his initial hearing Thursday on charges that he also killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend. He declared that many of the accusations against him are "made up" and complained that he was roughed up even though he didn't resist arrest following an intense manhunt. Markeith Loyd appeared with his eye bandaged and flanked by two police officers in an Orlando courtroom on charges including first-degree murder and unlawful killing of an unborn child in the December 13 death of Sade Dixon.
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In its final hours, the Obama administration on Thursday released the last of three installments of documents belonging to Osama bin Laden that were seized in a 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader in his secret compound.
Tracking down and killing the man behind the 2001 terrorist attacks on America is one of President Barack Obama's greatest accomplishments.
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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the federal agency and insisted it performs a critical function.
Perry told a Senate committee that if confirmed, he will be a passionate advocate for the department's core missions and will seek to draw "greater attention to the vital role played by the agency," especially in protecting and modernizing the nation's nuclear stockpile.
"My past statements made over five years ago about abolishing the Department of Energy do not reflect my current thinking," Perry said. "In fact, after being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the Department of Energy, I regret recommending its elimination."
The Republican National Committee on Thursday unanimously elected Ronna Romney McDaniel to serve as its chairman, tapping a woman to lead the national GOP.
The hand-picked choice of President-elect Donald Trump, McDaniel was elected by RNC members from across the nation who gathered in Washington on the eve of Trump's inauguration. McDaniel, a 43-year-old mother of two, is the niece of prominent Trump critic, 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
President-elect Donald Trump has asked roughly 50 senior Obama administration appointees to remain in their posts after his inauguration to ensure continuity in government, his incoming White House press secretary said Thursday.
The officials include the highest-ranking career officials at key national security agencies like the Pentagon and State Department.
Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and America's third-ranking diplomat, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon, will serve as acting chiefs of their agencies until successors for the top jobs are confirmed by the Senate, Trump's spokesman Sean Spicer said.
Around the country, people are finding creative ways to express their gratitude for President Barack Obama. Attendees of the sold-out "Thanks, Obama" event in Southwest D.C. will stand and applaud the outgoing president at 7 p.m. Thursday, and they hope people across the country will do the same. On social media, many are using the hashtag #ThanksObama to share notes of appreciation to the president for saving their lives through the Affordable Care Act, standing up to LGBTQ rights, and for attending to a peaceful transition of power with grace and dignity.
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Naming newly-discovered species after famous people is nothing new for researchers, who named nine new species after Barack Obama.
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The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers.
Most human papillomavirus infections cause no symptoms and most disappear without treatment. And most adults will get an HPV infection at some point in their lives.
For nearly 50 years, Israel's settler movement has been criticized, condemned and ostracized by the international community. But on Friday, they say they will be greeted with open arms as invited guests to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
A warm welcome in Washington would be by far the settlers' greatest accomplishment in terms of gaining international legitimacy, and reflects both the extraordinary nature of the Trump era and their own evolution into a dominant political force in Israel.