Trump: Objection to protests "has nothing to do with race"

President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his opposition to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality "has nothing to do with race" but has to do with "respect for our country and respect for our flag." Trump, who inflamed the sports world on Friday by saying players who protest police brutality during the Star Spangled Banner by refusing to...
President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his opposition to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality "has nothing to do with race" but has to do with "...

Right-wing activist holds short, small California rally

A weeklong conservative free speech showcase at famously liberal University of California, Berkeley was supposed to start Sunday. But it apparently ended the same day after a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance by right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos and angry shouts from small groups of competing protesters who came to celebrate and condemn him. Yiannopoulos blew kisses, posed for selfies and briefly...
A weeklong conservative free speech showcase at famously liberal University of California, Berkeley was supposed to start Sunday. But it apparently ended the same day after a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance...


Opposition from GOP senators grows, jeopardizes health bill

Opposition from GOP senators grows, jeopardizes health bill

Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it. White House legislative liaison Marc Short and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., one of the measure's sponsors, said Republicans would...
Trump tweet, NFL response escalate drama of Sunday games

Trump tweet, NFL response escalate drama of Sunday games

The statements, including those from Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, contrasted a morning tweet from Trump and further escalated the political drama of the league's game day, which was expected to be one of the most-watched for non-sporting reasons in years. Bisciotti said he "100 percent" supports his players' decision to kneel during the national anthem. At...
Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions on 8 nations

Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions on 8 nations

Citizens of eight countries, including North Korea and Venezuela, will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace his expiring travel ban. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18. The restrictions range from...
Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump's comments in a Friday night speech and a series of Saturday tweets drew sharp...
Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump's comments in a Friday night speech and a series of Saturday tweets drew...
Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

Federal agencies grappled Saturday with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to strike the U.S. in less than a month. Three days after the massive hurricane crossed the U.S. territory, towns remained without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said meals and water and supplies were being delivered...
EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from where

EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from where

The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. The agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why the contaminants at issue have not been identified and whether there's a threat...
Right-wing firebrand plans to hold rally at UC Berkeley

Right-wing firebrand plans to hold rally at UC Berkeley

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos vowed Saturday to hold a rally at the University of California, Berkeley after a student group that planned a week of events with him called it off. His announcement only added to a confusing turn of events surrounding "Free Speech Week," a four-day campus event slated to begin Sunday featuring right-wing firebrands. The conservative student group...
US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea's "reckless behavior." "This mission is a demonstration...
The Latest: Melania Trump applauds US athletes at games

The Latest: Melania Trump applauds US athletes at games

The Latest on first lady Melania Trump leading the U.S. delegation to the Invictus Games in Toronto (all times local): 9 p.m. U.S. first lady Melania Trump stood and applauded Team USA during the opening ceremonies in Toronto of an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans. Mrs. Trump joined the founder of the Invictus Games, Britain's Prince Harry, in a VIP box for the event...
Some Trump supporters grumble in battleground Michigan

Some Trump supporters grumble in battleground Michigan

Republicans in Michigan, where Donald Trump triumphantly stamped the election last year, are giving the president mixed reviews nine months into his term in light of the all-but-dead effort to undo the Obama-era health care law. While Trump still remains popular with the Michigan GOP's base, a number of state party loyalists attending a weekend conference expressed disappointment in the president's...
The Latest: US showing North Korea its military might

The Latest: US showing North Korea its military might

The Latest on U.S.-North Korean tensions (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The U.S. is putting on display its military might for North Korea. American bombers and fighter escorts have flown to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such U.S. aircraft this century. The Pentagon says the mission in international airspace shows how seriously President Donald Trump takes...
The Latest: Trump sticks by NFL criticism on national anthem

The Latest: Trump sticks by NFL criticism on national anthem

The Latest on President Donald Trump's remarks about pro football (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is sticking by his criticism of football players who kneel during the national anthem and is brushing off a rebuke from the commissioner of the National Football League. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Saturday that Trump's comments about players who kneel during the national anthem...
The Latest: Health care groups oppose GOP bill

The Latest: Health care groups oppose GOP bill

The Latest on the Republican push on health care (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The nation's doctors, hospitals and health insurance plans are unified in their opposition to the latest Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. In a joint statement on Saturday, major groups such as the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, America's Health Insurance Plans...
Trump says he's putting political neck on line in Ala. race

Trump says he's putting political neck on line in Ala. race

President Donald Trump tried to convince Alabama conservatives that the establishment choice in a Republican runoff for Senate shares their revulsion of Washington politics, contending that Sen. Luther Strange is a "swamp" fighter without close ties to GOP leaders. Before thousands of cheering supporters Friday night in Huntsville, Trump acknowledged that he was putting his political neck...
Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country

Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country

The next version of President Donald Trump's travel ban could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president impose the new, targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries it says refuse to share sufficient information with the U.S. or haven't taken necessary security precautions. The restrictions...
Evidence standards changed for campus assault investigations

Evidence standards changed for campus assault investigations

The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said that President Barack Obama's policy had been unfairly skewed against those accused of assault and had "weaponized" the Education...
Trade panel says low-cost solar imports hurt US companies

Trade panel says low-cost solar imports hurt US companies

Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad. The 4-0 vote by the International Trade Commission sets up a two-month review period in which the panel must recommend a...
Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill

Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill

Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party's last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the "Obamacare" repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of failure. Trump appealed to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a possible "no" vote, to swing around for the sake of...
US first lady to Invictus athletes: 'Bring home the gold'

US first lady to Invictus athletes: 'Bring home the gold'

U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Saturday encouraged the American team participating in an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans to take their "fighting spirit" and "bring home the gold." Mrs. Trump also applauded the team members for their contributions, calling them "our heroes." "On behalf of my husband and our entire country, I want...
NFL commissioner, players' union angrily denounce Trump

NFL commissioner, players' union angrily denounce Trump

The National Football League and its players' union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest "when somebody disrespects our flag." "Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players...
Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. In an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in Alabama Friday night, Trump also bemoaned that football games have become less violent. "They're ruining the game," he complained. Several athletes, including...
The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign trip to Alabama (all times local): 9:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. He's also bemoaning that football games have become less violent, complaining, "They're ruining the game." Several athletes, including NFL players...
Sanders slams GOP, touts universal health care in California

Sanders slams GOP, touts universal health care in California

Sanders' speech to the influential California nurses' union in San Francisco came shortly after Republican Sen. John McCain announced he would vote "no" on the latest GOP effort to roll back President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law. Sanders praised McCain for following his conscience, but he said the fight to preserve — and expand — access to health care is far from...
Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. The states that told The Associated Press they had been targeted included some key political battlegrounds, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The AP contacted every state election office to determine which...
Senate bill would make online political ads more transparent

Senate bill would make online political ads more transparent

Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads, requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to keep a public file of election ads and communications. The bill by Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota would try to fill what they call a "major gap" in election advertising transparency. In a letter obtained...
Protesters disrupt former FBI Director Comey's speech at Howard University

Protesters disrupt former FBI Director Comey's speech at Howard University

Former FBI director James Comey was heckled and jeered throughout a speech at Howard University Friday by a group of protesters chanting "no justice, no peace'' — a loud, contentious standoff that didn't end until he finished his remarks. The scene — a former senior government official being shouted down and trying to speak over angry demonstrators — marked a...
Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will face an inspector general's investigation into his reported use of chartered jets for at least two dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense. A spokeswoman for HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson told The Washington Post on Friday that the agency will request records of Price's travel and review the justification made by Price and his...
Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

President Donald Trump is weighing the next iteration of his controversial travel ban, which could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president impose the new, targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries it says refuse to share sufficient information with the U.S. or haven't taken necessary...
Investigators reviewing HHS chief's private charter flights

Investigators reviewing HHS chief's private charter flights

Federal investigators are examining Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's recent use of costly charter flights on the taxpayers' dime for official business. The HHS inspector general's office said Friday the agency is reviewing Price's charters to see if they violated government travel regulations, which generally require officials to minimize costs. "We take this matter very seriously...
First lady does some gardening in White House kitchen garden

First lady does some gardening in White House kitchen garden

First lady Melania Trump, gardener. The former model and Manhattanite traded her stilettos for sneakers Friday to plant, harvest and wash vegetables in the White House kitchen garden with help from local children. "I'm a big believer in healthy eating because it reflects on your mind and your body. I encourage you to eat a lot of vegetables and fruit so you grow up healthy," she told about...
The Latest: Trump criticizes McCain over health care bill

The Latest: Trump criticizes McCain over health care bill

The Latest on health care legislation (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump is criticizing Sen. John McCain for opposing Republican efforts to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. Trump is calling McCain's opposition "sad" and "a horrible, horrible thing" for the Republican Party. McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch...
Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said that President Barack Obama's policy had been unfairly skewed against those accused of assault and had "weaponized" the Education...
Trump: Russia probe a 'hoax,' media was 'greatest influence'

Trump: Russia probe a 'hoax,' media was 'greatest influence'

President Donald Trump on Friday called allegations of Russian election meddling a "hoax," and insisted the media was the "greatest influence" on the 2016 campaign. Trump's tweets early Friday appeared to respond to Facebook's announcement that the social media giant will provide to congressional investigators the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency. "The Russia...
GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81-year-old McCain emerged as the destroyer of his party's signature promise to voters. "I believe we could...
The Latest: US: NKorea bomb test would draw tough response

The Latest: US: NKorea bomb test would draw tough response

The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A senior U.S. diplomat says a North Korean hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific would be an "unprecedented act of aggression" by the communist nation. Susan Thornton is acting assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific. She told reporters Friday that such a weapons test would be "outrageous"...
Starbucks exec Howard Schultz sure sounds like a 2020 presidential candidate

Starbucks exec Howard Schultz sure sounds like a 2020 presidential candidate

Since announcing in December that he would step down as Starbucks chief executive, there has been speculation that Howard Schultz is eyeing a run for president in 2020. A couple weeks back, I pegged him as the businessperson most likely to win the Democratic nomination.  Well, Howard Schultz sure sounds like a candidate.  Schultz spoke with The Washington Post at a job fair for young people...
Former Obama officials form group to combat Trump rollback of consumer protections in higher ed

Former Obama officials form group to combat Trump rollback of consumer protections in higher ed

A cadre of attorneys and policy advisers from the Obama administration is teaming up to do what they say Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seems incapable of doing: protecting students.  They have formed a coalition, called the National Student Legal Defense Network, that will partner with state attorneys general and advocacy groups to combat what they describe as the erosion of civil liberties...
US Senate contender has history of provocative comments

US Senate contender has history of provocative comments

Roy Moore, a firebrand jurist who is close to snagging the state's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama, once called homosexuality an "inherent evil" and referred to ethnic groups as "reds" and "yellows" in a speech lamenting racial and political divisions in the country. Twice ousted from the bench, the U.S. Senate contender has a history of provocative comments...
NASCAR owners threaten to fire those who protest during national anthem

NASCAR owners threaten to fire those who protest during national anthem

It appeared no drivers, crew or other team members participated in a protest during the national anthem to start the NASCAR Cup series race Sunday. Several team owners and executives said they wouldn’t tolerate anyone in their organizations protesting. They could be fired if they had. “It’ll get you a ride on a Greyhound bus,” Richard Childress, who was Dale Earnhardt&rsquo...
One Pittsburgh Steeler stood for national anthem

One Pittsburgh Steeler stood for national anthem

Initial reports were that the entire Pittsburgh Steelers football team would stay in the locker room during the national anthem for their game in Chicago after incendiary comments over the weekend from President Donald Trump regarding players who peacefully protest. While most of the team did sit out "The Star-Spangled Banner," one member of the Steelers was not in the locker room:...
Pittsburgh Penguins accept White House invitation

Pittsburgh Penguins accept White House invitation

Some championship-winning teams have declined the invitation to visit the White House and meet President Donald Trump. The Pittsburgh Penguins publicly announced Sunday that they will accept that invitation. The team will attend the White House ceremony this year after winning its second consecutive Stanley Cup.  In the statement, the Penguins said they “respect the institution of the Office...
NFL players kneel during national anthem following further Trump tweets

NFL players kneel during national anthem following further Trump tweets

NFL game day dawned Sunday with a powerful display of unity by the Baltimore Ravens' and Jacksonville Jaguars' players and coaches, who locked arms on the sideline of London's Wembley Stadium - some kneeling, others standing - during the singing of the United States national anthem. Their statement without words came in response to a three-day campaign by President Donald Trump, who at 6:44 a.m. Sunday...
Gunman dressed as clown kills 1, injures 7 in Nashville church shooting 

Gunman dressed as clown kills 1, injures 7 in Nashville church shooting 

Authorities in Nashville, Tennessee are investigating a shooting at a church on Sunday that left one person dead and seven injured. It happened around 11:15 at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch. A woman was shot and killed and six others injured in the rampage. Another person was pistol whipped by the shooter and taken to a local hospital. Police captured the gunman, who was also...
Live updates: Trump slams players, NFL responds by taking a knee 

Live updates: Trump slams players, NFL responds by taking a knee 

Football players across the NFL fired back at President Donald Trump in Sunday’s season opening games, protesting his remarks criticizing the league and its players. Dozens of players knelt or locked arms to show their solidarity against the president’s “divisive” comments. The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t even show up for the anthem, preferring to remain in the locker...
Steelers sitting out national anthem in game against Chicago

Steelers sitting out national anthem in game against Chicago

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not be participating in the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.  Head coach Mike Tomlin announced the Steelers will remain in the locker room during the anthem.  The move follows President Donald Trump’s criticism of the NFL and players’ protests during a political rally Friday nigh in Alabama and again Saturday on...
Woman shown in viral video yelling about veteran's PTSD service dog speaks out

Woman shown in viral video yelling about veteran's PTSD service dog speaks out

Ciara Miller is telling her side of the story after a video of her yelling at a veteran about his PTSD service dog went viral. According to CBS News, a viral video shows Miller confronting the veteran to complain about his service dog in the middle of Kathy’s Crab House & Family Restaurant of Delaware City, Delaware. Miller expressed in a profane rant that she was “leaving because...
Seahawks' Pete Carroll responds to Trump's condemnation of national anthem protests

Seahawks' Pete Carroll responds to Trump's condemnation of national anthem protests

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has responded to President Donald Trump's suggestion that NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. Trump also encouraged spectators to walk out in protest. The statement from Carroll said: "In this incredibly polarizing time, there’s no longer a place to sit silently. It’s time to take a stand. We stand for...
Father killed 2 sons, set house on fire and killed himself as wife slept, police say

Father killed 2 sons, set house on fire and killed himself as wife slept, police say

In Bloomington, Illinois, authorities say a 33-year-old man hid his family’s cellphones, killed his two children and intentionally set his house on fire before hanging himself, WMAQ reports. On Wednesday, police identified the man as Eric Ringenberg. Officials identified the two boys only by their initials, 2-year-old CR and infant brother RR. The Pantagraph reported that the...
Hurricane Maria: Live updates

Hurricane Maria: Live updates

Hurricane Maria continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean. The deadly storm has claimed lives on multiple islands in its path. >> Read more trending news 
Mexico earthquake: 'Frida Sofia,' girl supposedly trapped in rubble, never existed, officials say

Mexico earthquake: 'Frida Sofia,' girl supposedly trapped in rubble, never existed, officials say

As rescue workers tirelessly searched and the world waited breathlessly for them to find a 12-year-old girl believed to be trapped under the rubble of a caved-in school toppled by the devastating earthquake in Mexico City, it became apparent that the little girl never existed, Mexican officials said. According to the New York Post, the girl, called “Frida Sofia,” was...
Laughing gas through labor? More hospitals offering nitrous oxide for moms-to-be

Laughing gas through labor? More hospitals offering nitrous oxide for moms-to-be

Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, has just added to a handful of its labor and delivery rooms something you might think of as only being used at the dentist’s office: nitrous oxide aka laughing gas. Why? Moms in labor in Europe have been using laughing gas for decades, and it’s recently gaining favor in the U.S., especially in California. Natural birthing centers like Austin...
Baby whose mom gave up cancer treatment also dies

Baby whose mom gave up cancer treatment also dies

The baby girl born to a mother who gave up cancer treatment to save her has died, the family announced in a Facebook post. Life Lynn DeKlyen was born on Sept. 6 at 24 weeks in Ann Arbor, Michigan, weighing just 1 pound, 7 ounces. Her family said in a Facebook post they are shattered over the loss. Life Lynn’s mother, Carrie, was diagnosed with glioblastoma in April but decided to forgo...
Officer charged with sexual assault after fathering child with 15-year-old

Officer charged with sexual assault after fathering child with 15-year-old

A police officer who fathered a child with a 15-year-old girl was suspended without pay and charged with aggravated sexual assault, according to the Camden County Prosecutor. Det. Rafael Martinez, 32, had sex on multiple occasions with the girl from September 2016 through Aug. 18, according to The Star-Ledger. Martinez admitted he was the father and signed the baby’s birth certificate when...
Bruce Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during national anthem

Bruce Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during national anthem

Bruce Maxwell faced the flag, put his hand over his heart and took a knee when the national anthem began to play. Maxwell, the Oakland A’s rookie catcher, became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel before a game, doing so Saturday in the wake of President Donald Trump’s comments about players peacefully protesting during games.  “Don't be surprised if you start seeing...
Man wants dogs back; county claims he left them during Irma

Man wants dogs back; county claims he left them during Irma

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control took away Joseph Licata’s three dogs two weeks ago, alleging he abandoned them with Hurricane Irma approaching. Licata, desperate to get his dogs back, argues he didn’t abandon them. Rather, he was on vacation in London, a trip he planned for a year, and enlisted a friend to give them food and water and take them inside if the storm got close...
Purple potatoes linked to reduced colon cancer risk, study says

Purple potatoes linked to reduced colon cancer risk, study says

Green veggies are known to have amazing health benefits. But other colorful foods, especially purple potatoes, have great effects, too, including reducing your risk for colon cancer. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University recently conducted an experiment, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, to determine how diet can effect the colon.  To do so, they assessed pigs, placing...
Man fatally sucker punched over slice of pizza, police say

Man fatally sucker punched over slice of pizza, police say

Police say Nathan Marshall, 28, admitted to fatally punching a San Antonio man over a slice of pizza, court documents filed Thursday showed. The assault occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday and resulted in the death of 33-year-old Air Force veteran Marques Johnson. “Marshall stated that (Johnson) smashed pizza out of a white male’s hands,” the detectives wrote in the affidavit supporting...
Florida mother wants man who knocked out her son's teeth jailed

Florida mother wants man who knocked out her son's teeth jailed

A mother in Charlotte County said her 12-year-old son was punched in the face by a man on Wednesday, knocking out his front teeth and busting his lip. Now she is upset and confused as to why the man was not arrested, WFTX reports. “When I realized my teeth were dangling in my mouth it was kind of shocking, I didn't know what was going on," the boy told WFTX. Charlotte County Sheriff&rsquo...
Soul singer Charles Bradley dead at 68

Soul singer Charles Bradley dead at 68

Late-blooming soul singer Charles Bradley died Saturday in Brooklyn. He was 68. Bradley was diagnosed with stomach cancer, which spread to his liver, according to NPR. Bradley released his debut album “No Time For Dreaming” at 62, with the 1960s soul revival label, Daptone Records. "Charles was truly grateful for all the love he's received from his fans and we hope his message...
Trump continues railing against protesting NFL, NBA players

Trump continues railing against protesting NFL, NBA players

Outrage from some of the country's top athletes isn't enough to sway President Donald Trump after he rescinded Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry’s invitation to the White House and used incendiary language talking about NFL players who peacefully protest during games. Trump generated controversy early Saturday with Curry after the former NBA MVP said he had no intention of visiting the...
French nanny’s burned body discovered in backyard, wealthy couple charged

French nanny’s burned body discovered in backyard, wealthy couple charged

A wealthy European couple is accused of killing their nanny and burning her body in their backyard. Sabrina Kouider, 34, and her boyfriend, Ouissem Medouni, 40, allegedly killed their 21-year-old French nanny, Sophie Lionnet, and are charged with her murder, police said.  A passerby noticed a foul smell and smoke coming from the couple’s home and called the police. Upon investigation...
Teacher accused of gambling away $90,000; thousands stolen from homecoming fund

Teacher accused of gambling away $90,000; thousands stolen from homecoming fund

A Michigan high school teacher is accused of gambling away thousands of dollars from a school fund used for activities like the annual homecoming dance. Dakota High School teacher Lydia Johnson, 29, the school’s student activities coordinator, was entrusted with the funds collected from school events, which was supposed to be used for class activities, like dances and class trips. Authorities...
Roger Goodell calls Trump’s attack on NFL players’ protests ‘divisive’

Roger Goodell calls Trump’s attack on NFL players’ protests ‘divisive’

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has called President Donald Trump’s comments on NFL players’ national anthem protests, “divisive.” "The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said in a statement Saturday morning. “There is no better example than the...
People with this face shape are more likely to cheat, study suggests

People with this face shape are more likely to cheat, study suggests

Can you predict a person’s sexual drive and likelihood to cheat just by looking at them? You might. Those with wider dimensions are more likely cheat, according to a new report. Researchers from universities in Canada recently conducted two experiments, which were published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, to determine the link between physiological features and sexual conduct and other behaviors...
Substitute teacher fired after teaching third-graders Nazi salute

Substitute teacher fired after teaching third-graders Nazi salute

A substitute teacher in Vermont is out of a job after she reportedly taught a group of 3rd graders a Nazi salute. In a letter to parents, Franklin West Supervisory Union Superintendent Ned Kirsch wrote that a long-term substitute was released after demonstrating the Nazi salute to students at Georgia Elementary & Middle School in Georgia, Vermont, local paper Seven Days reports. Kirsch wrote...
Google honors Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee with doodle

Google honors Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee with doodle

Have you peeped Google today? It’s all about Asima Chatterjee, a renowned Indian chemist. The search engine site, which sometimes uses its homepage to honor prominent figures, is highlighting the pioneer on what would have been her 100th birthday.  Born in 1917 in Bengal, Chatterjee grew up in a middle class family. When she was encouraged to pursue education, she chose the sciences...
Trump withdraws White House invitation to Golden State Warriors

Trump withdraws White House invitation to Golden State Warriors

President Donald Trump has withdrawn an invitation to the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House after Warrior’s guard Stephen Curry told reporters on Friday that he didn’t want to go. “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” the president tweeted Saturday morning “Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!&rdquo...
Massachusetts man shoots, kills 6-year-old son before committing suicide, DA says

Massachusetts man shoots, kills 6-year-old son before committing suicide, DA says

A Foxborough, Massachusetts, man shot and killed his 6-year-old son Thursday night before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide, the Norfolk County District Attorney said Friday morning. Around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the Foxborough Police Department received a 911 call from a neighbor to report what appeared to be a medical emergency. “First responders came to the scene and located...
Donald Trump says NFL anthem protesters should be ‘off the field’ and fired

Donald Trump says NFL anthem protesters should be ‘off the field’ and fired

U.S. President Donald Trump is clearly not a fan of the national anthem protests that have been taking place in the NFL over the past year. While at a Friday campaign rally for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in Huntsville, Alabama, Trump took on a number of things during his speech, including North Korea and Kim Jong Un, the crowd size of the rally and protests by NFL football players. Trump considers...
Florida woman wants 100 cards for 100th birthday

Florida woman wants 100 cards for 100th birthday

One woman in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, has a simple request for her 100th birthday: 100 birthday cards. The Northwest Florida Daily News reported that Bobbie Arrasmith, 99, celebrates her birthday Oct. 7. She wants handwritten cards for each year of her life. “Our whole family is trying to get her 100 birthday cards for her 100th birthday,” Arrasmith’s son, Richard Arrasmith...
Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford among ‘90s supermodels reunited at Versace show

Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford among ‘90s supermodels reunited at Versace show

In celebration of her late older brother, fashion designer Donatella Versace reunited some of the most iconic supermodels from the 1990s at her runway show Friday at Milan Fashion Week. Harper’s Bazaar reported that Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni, and Helena Christensen walked the runway holding hands behind Versace during the finale of the show. The occasion...
Man who said the world is ending Saturday changed his mind. It isn’t actually ending

Man who said the world is ending Saturday changed his mind. It isn’t actually ending

David Meade, who claimed the world will end Saturday, said doomsday isn't this weekend after all.  “The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending,” he told The Washington Post. “A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October.”          Meade, Christian and self-published author...
Kylie Jenner is pregnant, according to reports

Kylie Jenner is pregnant, according to reports

Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner family, is reportedly pregnant, according to TMZ. The website, which first reported the news, cited “multiple sources close” to the reality TV star. Jenner, 20, and her boyfriend of five months, rapper Travis Scott, 25, have been telling their friends the news, according to TMZ’s Friday story. TMZ said it could not verify it...
The house from the ‘90s sitcom ‘Family Matters’ is being demolished

The house from the ‘90s sitcom ‘Family Matters’ is being demolished

Remember the beloved character Steve Urkel from the ‘90s sitcom “Family Matters”? The house he frequented in the show is being demolished.  Earlier this week, the City of Chicago approved a demolition permit for the home, located at 1516 W. Wrightwood Ave, according to DNA Info.  The residence, which appeared in the opening credits of the series that followed...
Stranger spends days in water to find couple's lost engagement ring

Stranger spends days in water to find couple's lost engagement ring

A good Samaritan with a metal detector helped a couple recover a ring that was accidentally dropped into a Missouri pond earlier this month in a marriage proposal gone awry. A video of the proposal went viral after Seth Dixon got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend of four years, Ruth Salas, on a wooden bridge over Kansas City’s Loose Park Pond, The Kansas City Star reported....
Frida, the rescue dog, is a hero, but she didn’t save as many people as we thought

Frida, the rescue dog, is a hero, but she didn’t save as many people as we thought

Within the last several weeks, a series of natural disasters have hit parts of the United States, the Caribbean and neighboring countries including Mexico. While emergency workers have been working around the clock to recover the affected areas, there’s one rescue dog that has garnered extra attention. Frida, a rescue dog from the Mexican navy’s Canine Unit, made headlines this week...
Walmart tests ‘in-fridge’ home delivery service for customers who aren’t home

Walmart tests ‘in-fridge’ home delivery service for customers who aren’t home

Walmart is testing a new grocery delivery service -- one where you don’t have to be home to receive your order. >> Read more trending news  The retail giant announced Friday it has partnered with smart lock startup August Home to create a program where a delivery person can enter a customer’s home and put away groceries. Delivery drivers would be given a one-time...
Funeral home burglar stole, wore dead man’s burial suit, police say

Funeral home burglar stole, wore dead man’s burial suit, police say

A Kentucky man is accused of burglarizing a funeral home and stealing from a dead man awaiting burial, according to police. James Neal Sullivan, 35, of Cecilia, is charged with third-degree burglary in the Sept. 13 incident at Watson & Hunt Funeral Home in Leitchfield, a small city about 75 miles southwest of Louisville. The Leitchfield Police reported that a man broke into the funeral home around...
Man whose body pulled from creek told 911 ‘I’d rather be humiliated than dead’

Man whose body pulled from creek told 911 ‘I’d rather be humiliated than dead’

The 71-year-old man who died and whose body was pulled out of Wolf Creek on Wednesday had called 911 and tried to let police know he needed help.  “I need a rescue,” Charles Romine told a 911 dispatcher, according to the recording obtained by this news organization. “I’ve been on these rocks for, like, three hours.”  Romine called 911 at 2:13 p.m. Monday...
End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts

End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts

Television programming for some California viewers was interrupted for about a minute Thursday with a disturbing message warning of the end of the world. “Realize this, extremely violent times will come,” a voice in the alert said, according to the Orange County Register. The alert interrupted Cox and Spectrum broadcast customers in Orange County around 11:05 a.m. The cause of the...
What is the Graham-Cassidy health care bill and what does it mean for you?

What is the Graham-Cassidy health care bill and what does it mean for you?

Update 2:13 p.m. ET -- The Associated Press reported that Sen. John McCain says he won't vote for the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law. His statement likely deals a fatal blow to the last-gasp GOP measure in a Senate showdown expected next week. Previous post: Next week, the Senate will likely vote on a new health care bill, one, like the others that failed earlier this year, aimed...
Watch how the iPhone 8 withstands scrapes, bends and even fire

Watch how the iPhone 8 withstands scrapes, bends and even fire

Earlier this month, Apple unveiled three new products - the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. But before the devices officially hit the market, they have to be put through the wringer.  It’s helpful to know how scratch-, bend-, and crack-resistance the phones are, so one YouTuber, JerryRigEverything, recently conducted a durability test on the iPhone 8. To do so...
1-year-old dies after father attempts to treat cough with steamy shower

1-year-old dies after father attempts to treat cough with steamy shower

A 1-year-old baby has died in New York after his father attempted to treat a chronic cough by leaving the child in a steamy bathroom.  >> Read more trending news  Mordechai Halpern, of Brooklyn, New York, was found unresponsive at his parents’ home on Thursday morning after his mother discovered him alone in a bathroom at the residence. According to WPIX, Mordechai&rsquo...
Clerk suspended 2 weeks at Circle K after shooting robbery suspect

Clerk suspended 2 weeks at Circle K after shooting robbery suspect

It happened in less than 30 seconds. In that instant, Jennifer Wertz thought about her three young children and her disabled mother she cares for at home. Then, Wertz pulled the gun from her pocket, readied it and shot the man pointing a gun in her face where she was working Monday at Circle K. "I'm sick and tired of being a sitting duck,” Wertz told KOAT. “We are not to chase...
Bus driver suspended after allowing ‘hitchhiker,’ dog onto school bus with children

Bus driver suspended after allowing ‘hitchhiker,’ dog onto school bus with children

An Oklahoma bus driver was suspended without pay and has been recommended to be fired after she allowed a woman and a dog onto a bus with dozens of schoolchildren.  >> Read more trending news  Bus driver Katie Chapman, employed by Vian Public Schools for seven years, is accused of picking up a “hitchhiker” and her dog on Sept. 12 and giving the pair a ride to the hitchhiker&rsquo...
Man attacks drug user in truck with ax, police say 

Man attacks drug user in truck with ax, police say 

A man who was fed up with drug use in his neighborhood confronted a person shooting heroin in a parked truck with an ax, striking its mirror, headlight and windshield, police said.  Dante Jewell was on his balcony Tuesday when he saw a man in a Ford Ranger shoot heroin around 6:45 p.m. and called police, according to WXIN. “I just wasn’t having it,” Jewell, a former...
Woman watched dogs attack UPS driver, threatened to shoot him, police say

Woman watched dogs attack UPS driver, threatened to shoot him, police say

Five pit bulls trapped a UPS driver on a truck trailer as he bled profusely from their attack, according to a report from Orting Valley Fire and Rescue in Orting, Washington, and it seems that a woman was watching the whole incident while expecting the dogs to kill him. >> Read more trending news  “She also threatened the EMT person with bodily harm, used profanity ... and...
Reward offered after family's 7 horses, 2 donkeys shot and killed

Reward offered after family's 7 horses, 2 donkeys shot and killed

A reward is being offered for information on the person or people who shot nearly a dozen horses and donkeys in a Mississippi field earlier this week, killing seven horses and two donkeys. “My father-in-law got a call, said that some of his horses had been shot,” Tara Christian told WTVA on Tuesday. “This is cruel, absolutely cruel, to do this to animals. To do this to the poor...
Budget shortfall leads school to ask parents to donate toilet paper, other supplies

Budget shortfall leads school to ask parents to donate toilet paper, other supplies

A budget shortfall sparked a call for toilet paper donations at schools in Washington state, according to the Kent Education Association. >> Read more trending news  “Due to the Kent School District budget crisis, some schools have been unable to purchase paper goods,” read a flyer, which was distributed to parents. “Educators are working to take some of the pressure...
Vodka spill: Truck carrying 40,000 pounds of liquor tips over

Vodka spill: Truck carrying 40,000 pounds of liquor tips over

Don’t cry over spilled ... vodka? A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of vodka rolled over in Interstate 70 in Clayton, North Carolina. And the load was so heavy that when crews tried to put the trailer back on its wheels, the bottles of booze bent the truck’s body, WRAL reported.  >> Read more trending news  Crews had to remove each box of vodka from the truck...
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