Ivanka Trump cooked up some controversy after her “Team Ivanka” business account tweeted about one way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend.
Donald Trump was like a “drunk tourist” on his first trip abroad, which saw awkward handshakes with the French President, shoving the Prime Minister of Montenegro and causing German Chancellor Angela Merkel to declare the end of the US alliance with Europe. A US State Department official blasted the “arrogance” of the President as he flew from Saudi Arabia and Israel to Europe last week. “When it comes to diplomacy, President Trump is a drunk tourist,” the unnamed official told The Daily Beast.
As grocer Lidl plans its U.S. launch, American incumbents like grocer Kroger (KR) are bracing themselves for heightened competition from the low-cost German rival. Lidl plans to open its first U.S. stores on June 15, with 20 stores opening this summer in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina and a total of 100 East Coast locations by next summer. The privately held German chain operates over 10,000 stores in Europe and is known for its price competitiveness. According to an analysis by Oppenheimer analyst Rupesh Parikh, there will be four Lidl stores within one mile of a Kroger location and nine within one mile of a Walmart (WMT) . Expanding the radius to ten miles, all 20 Lidl locations
Johnsonville, Connecticut, looks straight out of an episode of “ Twin Peaks ” - old mill included. But unlike the small town on TV, Johnsonville has been abandoned for nearly 20 years. Located on 62 acres off the Connecticut River, Johnsonville is up for grabs at $2.62 million. An eccentric millionaire with the funds to spare will find green pastures, old-timey buildings, and the former owner’s mansion, which is rumoured to be haunted by Mr. Johnson himself. It’s now unoccupied, with the exception of a caretaker and a security guard who keeps aspiring ghost hunters and urban explorers from snooping around the grounds. Take a look. (All photos credited to Business Insider)
The mother of a stabbing victim was able to meet the hero who helped save her son's life on Sunday. Margie Fletcher's 21-year-old son, Micah Fletcher, is still in the hospital after being injured in a stabbing on a Portland, Oregon, train on May 26 that left two other men dead. Marcus Knipe, an Iraq War veteran, acted quickly when he saw Micah Fletcher stumbling onto the train platform at the Hollywood station.
Top White House aides - including Mr Trump’s trusted adviser Steve Bannon - are increasingly worried that the so-called “deep state” is conspiring to bring the presidency down, sources tell Politico. In the weeks after Mr Trump dismissed former FBI Director James Comey, the White House was hit with a series of damaging leaks, from Mr Trump alleged disclosure of highly classified intelligence to Russian officials, to his son-in-law’s reported attempt to set up back-channel communications with Russia. Commentators on Fox News, Mr Trump’s channel of choice, have helped push the idea that these leaks come from an American “deep state” - a body within the government working to bring down those in power.
It’s always a bit scary being the new person - or in this case, elephant - in any situation. The residents at…