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White House holds briefing after NYC terror attack — live blog

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will hold a press briefing following the terror attack in New York City that left eight people dead and 12 injured. Follow Fox News’ live blog below. Mobile users click here.

NYC attack victims include tourists from Argentina, Belgium

A suspected ISIS militant plowed a rented truck down one of Manhattan’s busier bike paths Tuesday afternoon – killing at least eight people and seriously injuring 12 others in what was the deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11. Many of those killed were tourists, including five Argentines celebrating a school reunion. “This has turned out to be an international event, in terms of the victims themselves,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said after meeting with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders Wednesday. “We really stand in complete solidarity with Belgium, Argentina and all other countries against these actions.” “This is a face that knows no borders,” Tillerson said of terrorism. Read on to learn more about the victims of Tuesday’s attack. Ariel Erl...

Teacher, 36, at Christian school arrested for ‘chest rubbing,’ kissing and ‘sexy talk’ with teen boy student

Jennifer McLeod, a substitute teacher in Indiana, is accused of having sexual contact with a former student.  (Porter County Sheriff’s Department) A substitute teacher at a Christian academy in Indiana is accused of having a sexual contact with a former student — though she claims he made it all up to change schools. Jennifer McLeod, who was 34 at the time of the alleged offenses more than two years ago, was accused by her former student, now 19, of sending “flirty” text messages and saying she wished he was 18 so they could have sex. The student, who was 17 and in the 11th grade, told police the text messages included one that read, “If I was in high school, you would be my boyfriend,” NWI Times reported. He said that on the last day of the 2015 school year McLeod asked to kis...

Facebook, Twitter and Google still don’t have full picture of Russian interference

Top lawyers for Google, Facebook and Twitter admitted to senators Wednesday that efforts to combat Russian activity on their platforms during the election were insufficient and said that they still don’t have a full picture of the Russian online influence effort. In one of two hearings on Russia’s campaign scheduled for Wednesday, members of the Senate Intelligence Committee went after the social media companies and highlighted the implications of the online meddling. “I don’t think you get it,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said. “What we’re talking about is the beginning of cyberwarfare.” Facebook revealed earlier this week that Russian-linked content may have reached as many as 126 million American users on the platform during the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Facebook’s top lawyer sa...

Antifa, students protest Cernovich, reportedly harass female reporter at Columbia University

Antifa protesters block the only entrance to a speech on Columbia University’s campus by speaker Mike Cernovich.  (Columbia University College Republicans) Antifa protesters led a chorus of demonstrators who tried to shout down and disrupt a speech at Columbia University by controversial right-leaning writer Mike Cernovich, marking yet another occasion of campus turmoil surrounding a speaker invited by a school’s Republican club. Cernovich was invited by the Columbia University College Republicans to speak Monday night, however, protesters in the hall succeeded in multiple interruptions before demonstrators outside ratcheted up the tension. “You’re a f—ing Nazi, you piece of s—-! F—-, get the f—- outta here!” shouted one demonstrator who managed to make it inside the venu...

Jennifer Lopez says relationship with Ben Affleck ‘self-destructed’

Jennifer Lopez has opened up about her relationship and brief engagement to actor Ben Affleck. The pair, which were once coined by the press as “Bennifer,” began dating in 2002. The following year, Affleck and Lopez were panned by the media when they starred in the major box office bomb “Gigli.” The couple called off their engagement in early 2004, just before their highly-publicized wedding. “I was eviscerated,” the 48-year-old singer/actress recalled to Vanity Fair Wednesday. “I lost my sense of self, questioned if I belonged in this business, thought maybe I did suck at everything. And my relationship [with Affleck] self-destructed in front of the entire world. It was a two-year thing for me until I picked myself up again.” After three failed marriages, Lopez is in love again – this tim...

US strike would trigger automatic North Korea retaliation, defector says

A North Korean defector told a congressional hearing that any pre-emptive U.S. military strike against the rogue regime would trigger automatic retaliation, with the communist dictatorship unleashing artillery and missiles on South Korea. Thae Yong Ho testified Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He defected in 2016 as deputy chief of mission at the North Korean Embassy in London. Thae said the U.S. and South Korea would win a war after a preventive military strike, but there would be a “human sacrifice.” He said North Korea has tens of thousands of artillery guns and short-range missiles at the military demarcation line, and the North’s officers are trained to open fire on the South in response to any bombing or a U.S. military strike. The Associated Pr...

$1.6 million Hennessey Venom F5 designed to go 300 mph

 (Hennessey Special Vehicles) Hennessey Special Vehicles has revealed what aims to be the first 300 mph street legal production car. The Venom F5 was designed in house by the Texas-based company and features a carbon fiber body and mid-engine chassis, rear-wheel-drive and a twin-turbocharged 7.4-liter V8 rated at 1,600 hp and 1,300 lb-ft of torque.  (Hennessey Special Vehicles) Hennessey says the 2,950-pound car will be able to accelerate to 186 mph in under 10 seconds, and go from 0 mph to 249 mph and back to 0 mph in less than 30 seconds, which would smash the current record of just over 36 seconds.  (Hennessey Special Vehicles) Hennessey’s last supercar, the Venom GT, hit a top speed of 270 mph with just 1,244 hp, but was hampered by poor aerodynamics. The Venom F5 has a much sleeker bo...

‘The Cut Cut Cut Act’: Trump, Hill leaders differ on tax reform bill name

President Donald Trump has told senior congressional leadership that he wants to name the forthcoming tax reform bill the “The Cut Cut Cut Act,” a senior administration official tells ABC News. Less than 24 hours before the bill is slated to be revealed, the name of the bill has still not been settled and there is still dispute over the name, according to a senior congressional aide and a senior White House official. The sources said it’s been decided that the Ways and Means Committee will have the final say over the name. Still, behind closed doors, there has been back-and-forth between House Speaker Paul Ryan, and House Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady about the naming of the bill, including multiple phone calls in the past week. Ryan initially kicked the naming over to Trump because ...

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