Historical trends and promising outcomes of recent elections suggest Democrats could take back the majority in the House of Representatives in 2018, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez told "The View" today. Perez noted that Democrats are losing, but by encouraging margins, citing the April special election in Kansas' 4th district where he said Democrats were expected to lose by 30 percentage points but lost by less than 7.
Despite his tweet in the aftermath of James Comey's dismissal in May, President Donald Trump did not make and does not have tapes of his conversations with the former FBI director, he tweeted Thursday. "With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings," wrote Trump in a pair of tweets.
Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died just days after North Korea released him from prison, was laid to rest in his hometown of Cincinnati on Thursday. A funeral service was held Thursday morning at Wyoming High School in Wyoming, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, where Warmbier was the salutatorian of his 2013 graduating class. Joseph Yun, the State Department's special representative for North Korea, and Deputy Secretary of State Joseph Sullivan were in attendance.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced the Hollywood Walk of Fame class of 2018.The honorees were chosen from hundreds of nominations, according to a news release.The group includes two late stars: comedian Bernie Mac and television personality Steve Irwin.“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...
The Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer outside the Transportation Security Administration screening area at a Michigan airport Wednesday had allegedly tried to buy a gun in the United States but failed, David Gelios of the FBI said. The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, who is now in custody, legally entered the United States in Lake Champlain, New York, June 16, and later traveled to Flint, Gelios said. The knife was purchased in the United States along his trip from New York to Michigan, officials said.
A group of kindergartners from New Jersey spent a day last week being treated like millionaires. The students were celebrating learning "1 million things," according to Beverly City School Superintendent Elizabeth Giacobbe. Beverly City School is a public school, but the kids wear uniforms.
Chadwick Boseman has made a career out of playing real-life heroes, including Jackie Robinson and James Brown. In his upcoming film, "Marshall," he will star as former Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, who successfully argued as an attorney to desegregate public schools. In the just-released trailer for the film, which hits theaters this fall, Boseman shows another side of Marshall as a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP.
Senate Republican leaders unveiled what they called a "discussion draft" of their long-awaited health care bill, a part of the party's ongoing efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Four Republican senators have already come out in opposition to the Senate bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, jeopardizing its passage. Critics on both sides of the aisle said the bill, which was drafted behind closed doors by a small group of Senate leaders and committee staffers, has been shrouded in secrecy.
The appeals court handling "Making a Murderer" subject Brendan Dassey's case today upheld a 10-month-old ruling that the 27-year-old's murder conviction be overturned. In 2007, Dassey was convicted as a teenager along with his uncle Steven Avery of murdering Teresa Halbach two years earlier. "What better way to join Twitter than to announce some very good news: Victory in Brendan #Dassey appeal.
One man knew that if he wanted to propose to his girlfriend, he also had to propose fatherhood to her daughter from a previous relationship. After finding the perfect spot to propose -- on a bridge inside Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve in Fishers, Indiana -- he called his friend, photographer Mandi Gilliland, "and came up with a plan for her to hide out in the woods right by the bridge about 30 minutes before we would arrive the next day," Tribbett told ABC News. On May 27, Tribbett along with his now-fiancée Cassandra Reschar and her 5-year-old daughter, Adrianna, first had breakfast at their local Cracker Barrel.
Fans are two issues in on the new 2017 run of Marvel Comics' "Darth Vader," the books that fill in the backstory of everyone's favorite Jedi-turned-Sith Lord. In last year's Marvel run (25 issues in all), we learned all about what was going on with Vader between "A New Hope" and "The Empire Strikes Back." It focused on a Vader down and out on his luck a bit and needing to prove his worth after Luke destroyed the Death Star. This year's books will focus on Vader right after "Revenge of the Sith," when Anakin Skywalker has just turned to the Dark Side.
The Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its iconic leaning minaret, which has towered over Iraq's second-largest city for over eight centuries, was destroyed by ISIS militants late Wednesday, according to Iraqi officials. It was there at the pulpit of the landmark mosque three years ago that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivered a startling public sermon and declared a "caliphate" after his jihadist fighters overran Mosul while seizing swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria. The black flag of Baghdadi's hard-line Sunni Muslim militant group had been flying over the mosque's 150-foot minaret since June 2014.
The director of the Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, believes a maintenance worker saved the life of the airport police officer who was stabbed in the neck during an attack Wednesday that is being investigated as an act of terrorism. The maintenance worker, who was not identified, jumped in and helped restrain the attacker, who allegedly assaulted airport police officer Lt. Jeff Neville outside the airport's TSA screening area Wednesday morning, Lt. Dan Owen of the airport Fire Department said today.
Hedy Steinbart, 92, learned how to make cherry-infused vodka from her parents in Germany in the 1940s. Today, Steinbart can go to her local liquor store in Lansing, Michigan, and purchase a bottle of her own drink thanks to her 28-year-old grandson, who created Oma’s Cherry Infused Vodka as a passion project to continue his grandmother’s legacy. “Our whole family was crying when we saw that,” Steinbart’s grandson, Kyle Miller, 28, said of the moment this month that Steinbart first saw her drink for sale on a store shelf.
Although the hit series "Power" is set to start season four Sunday, its executive producer 50 Cent already knows when fans will be forced to say goodbye. The rapper, whose birth name is Curtis Jackson, also portrays Kanan, the nemesis of wealthy nightclub owner and protagonist James St. Patrick, played by Omari Hardwick on the series. When Season four premieres Sunday, St. Patrick, who doubles as an underground drug lord known as Ghost, finds himself behind bars.
Northwest China just got three new, very cute residents. Three panda cubs were born in China at Shaanxi Rare Wild Animals Rescue and Breeding Research Center last week. The center's vet, Ma Qingyi, said two other female pandas there are expecting bundles of joy soon.
After years of struggling with an eating disorder, Lily Collins has done something she never thought she'd do. Collins' swimsuit display comes after more than half a decade of her suffering from an eating disorder that she kept hidden from friends and family. Now fully recovered, Collins has a new definition of healthy.
A dog in distress was rescued from a hot car in Auburn, Mass., on Wednesday. Police and Animal Control Officer Aimee Contois arrived on the scene and successfully removed the heavily-panting dog from the car in which temperatures had reached 120 degrees, officials said.
Courteney Cox admits in a new interview she may have gone overboard in her pursuit to keep looking young.The 53-year-old "Friends" alumna told New Beauty magazine that she regrets having had certain cosmetic procedures because they made her look worse, not better."You have no idea because it's gradual, until you go, 'Oh, s---. This doesn't look right.' And it's worse in pictures than in real life," Cox said about the fillers and injections that she got.After seeing herself in pictures, she realized she no longer looked like herself and had her procedures reversed. ...