President Barack Obama said world leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have a good reason to feel that way, NBC News reported.
Speaking at a news conference while at the G7 meeting in Japan, Obama said the American presidential election is being "very" closely watched abroad. He told reporters that "it's fair to say" world leaders are "surprised" Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee.
"They are not sure how seriously to take some of this pronouncements but they're rattled by him — and for good reason, because a lot of the proposals that he's made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude," Obama added.
The president also suggested Trump's controversial proposals were more about "getting tweets and headlines" than "actually thinking through" what's needed to keep America safe or the "world on an even keel."
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Hillary Clinton is telling voters not to trust Donald Trump. But a new government report about her usage of a private email server as secretary of state is complicating that message.
The sharp rebuke from the State Department's inspector general, which found Clinton did not seek legal approval for her homebrew email server, guarantees that the issue will remain alive and well for the likely Democratic presidential nominee for a second summer.
The new report comes at a particularly challenging time for the Clinton campaign, as she faces a two-front war against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and primary rival Bernie Sanders.
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A 19-year-old leaped into action when a man fell onto the subway tracks as a train was approaching in lower Manhattan, jumping down to move him out of the way before barely escaping the oncoming train.
Police said a man in his 30s was waiting for the 6 train at Canal and Lafayette streets at around 8 p.m. Wednesday when he apparently became ill and began staggering, then fell.
"All of a sudden, before I knew it, he fell down on the track. He was sort of splayed across the track in the middle and wasn't moving," 19-year-old Nicholas Buxton told NBC 4 partner station Telemundo-47.
A black teenager who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by three white football players in the locker room of an Idaho high school has sued the school district, alleging the rape was the culmination of months of racist taunts and physical abuse.
The federal lawsuit says the school failed to prevent the bullying and attacks despite many incidents happening in front of football coaches and other officials at Dietrich High School, which serves a rural town of 330 people that is predominantly white and known for being religious.
The teen said the abuse included a forced fistfight that coaches encouraged to toughen him up. School officials declined to comment.
The House Homeland Security hearing on TSA lines is set to examine how airports and airlines have been directly impacted by the long wait times.
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Most suicide attempts in the American Armed forces come from those who haven't been deployed, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association's JAMA Psychiatry.
The period of highest risk was just two months after starting military service, according to the study of more than 163,000 men and women in the Army from 2004 through 2009. It found that 61 percent of those who tried to take their own lives had not yet been deployed.
It's not precisely clear why suicide attempts — as opposed to completed suicides — go up at these times. Other research shows the risk for a completed suicide has little to do with whether someone has been in actual combat.
"They are transitioning out of training and into regular service," Dr. Robert Ursano of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, who helped lead the study, told NBC News.
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For most of the 200-plus students who participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee each year, the highfalutin vocabulary words prove more vexing. See if you could have outspelled the studious contestants who made it to the finalist round with this quiz. All the words featured in the quiz knocked out participants in recent years.
With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies to unite Thursday in forging a more urgent, coordinated response to the faltering global recovery.
Abe and his counterparts sat down at a big round table for the first of their summit working sessions after strolling through the grounds of the Ise (Ee-say) Shrine, a tranquil, densely forested landmark that is the holiest site in the Japan's indigenous Shinto religion, and then joining a group of children in a tree planting ceremony.
The G-7 gathering dovetails in many ways with Abe's long-term diplomatic, political and economic agenda. A dramatic statement about global economic risks and a strong show of support for public spending to help spur growth could help Abe justify extra stimulus and possibly provide political cover for postponing an unpopular but badly needed increase in the sales tax next April.
Donald Trump told Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night that he's used "aliases" throughout his career in real estate because "otherwise, they find out it's you, and they charge you more money."
"Over the years, I've used aliases," especially when doing real estate deals, Trump acknowledged in an interview on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
"I would never want to use my name, because you had to pay more money for the land," he said. "If you try to buy land, you use different names."
It was an unusual admission from Trump, NBC News reported, who made millions on often-risky real estate deals throughout the 1980s and '90s. He downplayed the tactic, telling Kimmel: "Many people in the real estate business do that."
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Federal agents seized cases of fake perfume – some of which contained ingredients linked to cancer and organ damage – and made five arrests in a counterfeiting bust Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Homeland Security agents made the bust and hauled the faux fragrances out at a news conference on Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan.
They said Wednesday’s seizures were the latest in a string of such busts in New York City that has netted more than three million counterfeit items over the last three years. In total, the real versions of those fake products could fetch $94 million at stores.
Investigators say perfumes were replicated by Chinese manufacturers using cheaper materials. They were shipped to New Jersey and then Queens, where they were labeled and packaged to look legitimate.
Authorities say wholesalers bought the fragrances for a fraction of the cost of the real brands and sold them to out-of-state retailers.
A man died and three others were wounded in a shooting at a New York City concert venue where the rapper T.I. was scheduled to perform Wednesday night, police said.
The streets around Irving Plaza music hall were still closed Thursday morning as police continued their search for the gunman who opened fire at the venue.
Three men and a woman were shot in a third-floor green room during the concert shortly after 10 p.m., police said.
No arrests have been made in the shooting. Police have recovered ballistic evidence and are searching the area for surveillance video evidence.
Representatives for T.I., whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., said they were referring all questions about the shooting to police.