• Celebrity
    The Independent

    'It’s reunion porn': Military wives say Trump’s SOTU stunt disrespected families of servicemen

    The State of the Union served as President Donald Trump's moment to grandstand his administration's achievements to Congress while also introducing guests he brought in from across the US.Among them that evening was army spouse Amy Williams and her two children. Mr Trump introduced them to the room towards the end of his speech by commending her for carrying on while her husband, Sergeant Townsend Williams, was deployed in Afghanistan over the past seven months.

  • Celebrity
    Business Insider

    I flew on Vietnam's award-winning budget airline known for its bikini-clad flight attendants 3 times in one week, and it was an emotional rollercoaster

    I flew on three Vietjet Air flights in less than a week on a recent trip to Vietnam. Here is what flying on the budget airline is really like.

  • Sports
    The Independent

    Ryan Newman and wife announced separation four days before Daytona 500 crash

    Ryan Newman and his wife Krissie announced their decision to divorce just four days before the Nascar driver was injured during a crash at the Daytona 500. On Thursday, 13 February, the race car driver, 42, shared the news on Twitter, writing: “After 16 years of marriage, Krissie and I have decided to amicably separate. “We will continue to jointly raise our girls, while remaining friends and continuing to work together supporting Rescue Ranch. Thank you for the years of support and friendship. We ask that our daughters’ privacy be respected at this time.” Krissie, who married the professional stock-car driver in 2004, also shared the statement on her own Twitter. The couple have two daughters together, Brooklyn and Ashlyn. Less than a week after announcing their split, Ryan, who competes for the Roush Fenway Racing Team, sustained non-life threatening injuries when his car flipped over while he was competing in the Daytona 500 on Monday. pic.twitter.com/gzSqZSdfpJ — Ryan Newman (@RyanJNewman) February 13, 2020The fiery crash, which occurred during the final lap of the race, happened after the 42-year-old’s car made bumper contact with another car, causing it to spin into the wall before flipping over. Shortly after the wreck, Krissie tweeted: “Omg.” Omg — Krissie Newman (@NewmanKrissie) February 18, 2020According to Nascar, which posted an update to Twitter later that day, Ryan is being treated at Halifax Medical Centre. “He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life-threatening,” Nascar said. “We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and we will provide more information as it becomes available.”On Tuesday, Roush Fenway released an update, in which it said that Ryan is "awake and speaking with family and doctors". BREAKING: Roush Fenway releases another update on the health of Ryan Newman. Huge news here is that he is awake and speaking with family and doctors. pic.twitter.com/x089ILzENF — Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) February 18, 2020"Ryan and his family have expressed their appreciation for the concern and heartfelt messages from across the country," the statement reads. "They are grateful for the unwavering support of the Nascar community and beyond.

  • U.S.
    USA TODAY

    Texas man drove with 'mangled corpse' in passenger seat after running it over, police say

    The body of the pedestrian, who has not been identified, went through the Ford’s windshield and was found in the passenger seat of the vehicle.

  • Entertainment
    Deadline

    Lark Voorhies Responds To Being Excluded From ‘Saved By The Bell’ Revival: “I Feel A Bit Slighted And Hurt”

    As NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock ramps up for the forthcoming revival of the classic teen series Saved by the Bell, there is one character that we won't be seeing the fashionable gossip queen Lisa Turtle played by Lark Voorhies. On Wednesday's episode of The Dr. Oz Show, the actress addressed how she felt about being […]

  • Politics
    The Week

    The first poll of Susan Collins’ 2020 senate race shows her tied with Democratic challenger

    Maine's 2020 Senate race is uncharted territory for Republican Sen. Susan Collins.Colby College released the first poll of this year's Maine Senate race, and it shows the four-term incumbent statistically tied with her Democratic challenger, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon. While 42 percent of respondents said they'd vote for Collins in the fall, 43 percent said they'd opt for Gideon, marking an unusually tough road ahead for Collins."This could be the kind of race Sen. Collins has not had to deal with before," said Dan Shea, Colby College's lead researcher on the poll. Collins secured her first Senate election in 1996 by about six points and won far more easily in her three re-elections since. Yet with Maine's second congressional district flipping to Democrat Jared Golden in 2018, it looks like the rest of the state could follow suit.Collins infuriated many Democratic voters when she voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. The tight margin could also stem partly from Collins' vote to acquit President Trump during his impeachment trial. A total of 37 percent of poll respondents said they were disappointed with her role in the impeachment process, while 30 percent said they were proud and 31 percent said they had mixed feelings. When asked if the Senate's acquittal was the right decision, 48 percent said yes and 49 percent said no.Colby College surveyed 1,008 registered voters from Feb. 10–13 with a margin of error of 3 percent. About 30 percent of surveys were conducted via cell phone and landline, while 70 percent were conducted online.More stories from theweek.com Mike Bloomberg is not the lesser of two evils The Democratic Party is weak. Mike Bloomberg could break it. Trump claims he knows anonymous administration official's identity, but 'I can't tell you'