How U.S. armed forces will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving from their postings around the world.
How U.S. armed forces will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving from their postings around the world.
President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to intervene and avert a potential strike of the nation's railway workers -- which could upend huge parts of the economy that depend on freight to move goods -- by forcing the workers' unions to accept a deal negotiated earlier this year. In a statement, Biden described himself as a "proud pro-labor" president and said his decision was a difficult one. If a deal is not reached -- or forced by Congress -- then a strike could begin after the Dec. 9 deadline.
The mother of a girl killed during the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, last May, filed a lawsuit Monday against gun distributors, local governments and 16 law enforcement officers on the scene during the shooting -- claiming their negligence led to her daughter's death. "Eliahna loved her family, and she knew how much we loved her," Sandra Torres, the mother of 10-year-old Eliahna Torres, said in a news release. Eliahna was among 19 students and two teachers killed on May 24 at Robb Elementary School in the small south Texas community.
The trial of now-former police officer Aaron Dean in the 2019 fatal shooting of Atatiana Jefferson began Monday after several delays. Jury selection began Monday with Judge George Gallagher saying he hoped 12 jurors and two alternates would be in place by Friday. There were concerns the trial would be delayed again after Dean’s lead attorney, Jim Lane, reportedly died Sunday morning, according to Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA, just one day before the jury selection in the case was set to begin.
Republican officials in two counties in Arizona and Pennsylvania declined on Monday to certify their midterm election results, with some citing concerns about the integrity of the voting system that have become commonplace among conservatives. Republicans on the election boards of Cochise County in Arizona and Luzerne County in Pennsylvania voted against motions to certify the election results there.
Multiple high-profile Republican lawmakers returning to Washington on Monday chastised former President Donald Trump over his dinner last week with white nationalist Nick Fuentes and rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West. Fuentes has a history of racist, sexist and antisemitic comments and has been banned on all major social media platforms. The dinner was attended by Fuentes, Ye -- who recently lost major business deals over his own antisemitic remarks -- and Florida Republican political operative Karen Giorno.
Ash and lava have begun spewing out of the Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii's Big Island -- the largest active volcano in the world. The activity, which began Sunday around 11:30 p.m. and continued into Monday, is the first eruption from Mauna Loa in nearly 40 years. The lava was contained to the summit, and there are currently no threats to populated areas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Five New Haven police officers were arrested and charged over their alleged involvement in an incident that left a Black man paralyzed earlier this year while in police custody, prosecutors announced Monday. Officers Oscar Diaz, Jocelyn Lavandier, Ronald Pressley, Luis Rivera and Sgt. Betsy Segui were charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree and cruelty to persons, according to New Haven's state attorney John P. Doyle, Jr. The charges stem from an alleged incident involving a New Haven, Connecticut man, Randy Cox, 36, on June 19.
The U.S. Supreme Court's top legal adviser on Monday defended Justice Samuel Alito after top Democrats on the Senate and House Judiciary Committees had publicly raised concerns about Alito's alleged ethics lapses, which Alito strongly denied. "There is nothing to suggest Justice Alito's actions violated ethics standards," the court's counsel, Ethan V. Torrey, wrote in a letter to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga.
Jessie James Decker is speaking out after critics and online trolls left negative messages on her Instagram account and commented on her children's appearance in recent photos. In one Instagram post on Nov. 26, Decker's three kids are featured front and center. "Vacation Decker style," Decker wrote in the accompanying caption, adding a flexed biceps, coconut and palm tree emoji.
About 100 people fishing on a frozen lake in Minnesota were rescued after a large chunk of the ice broke off, leaving them stranded. Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call just after 11:30 a.m. Monday from people who were fishing on Upper Red Lake in northern Beltrami County, according to a news release from the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. On Facebook, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office advised those who needed to evacuate to head toward the access point at JR's Corner.
Early voting in Georgia's Senate runoff race between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican opponent Herschel Walker opened statewide to all registered voters on Monday, following record-breaking turnout this weekend in the 34 counties that offered early voting on Saturday or Sunday. Voting locations for the Dec. 6 runoff are now open in all 159 of the state's counties through Friday, with more than 181,000 Georgians having cast their ballots either in-person or absentee through Sunday, according to state election data. While total numbers weren't yet available for Monday, as voting continues, state officials said the daily turnout was on track to grow even higher -- an indication that local interest in the race has not waned.
The murders were discovered on Friday after authorities received a report of a girl "who appeared distressed" while getting into a car with a man, Riverside police said. Police said three family members were found dead in the house from apparent homicides: 69-year-old Mark Winek; his wife, 65-year-old Sharie Winek; and their daughter, 38-year-old Brooke Winek. The man getting in the car with the teen was identified as 28-year-old Austin Lee Edwards of Virginia, according to police.
Over 2 million Houston residents are under a water boil notice after a power outage Sunday affected a water treatment plant, officials said. The water pressure dropped below the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's required minimum of 20 PSI during a power outage at the East Water Purification Plant around 10:30 a.m. local time, according to the agency. A boil water notice has been issued for the City of Houston ‼️ Everyone should boil the water before drinking, cooking, bathing, and brushing their teeth.
Payton Gendron pleaded guilty Monday to state charges stemming from the May shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo. Gendron pleaded guilty to 15 charges in all, including domestic terrorism motivated by hate, murder and attempted murder. Domestic terrorism motivated by hate carries a mandatory life sentence.
Two people have been rescued from a small private plane after it struck and got lodged in a high-tension power line tower in Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Chief Scott Goldstein confirmed both the pilot and passenger were transported to local area trauma centers with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The pilot was identified as Patrick Merkle, 66, and the passenger was Janet Williams, 66, police said.
Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur who owns Twitter, attacked Apple on Monday in a series of tweets hammering the tech giant for allegedly decreasing the amount of ads it displays on Twitter and threatening to remove the platform from its App Store. “Apple has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter,” Musk tweeted.
Lawmakers return to Washington after Thanksgiving break with a long agenda and just weeks until a new Congress begins. Come Jan. 3, Republicans will run the House, ending two years of total Democratic control of the federal government. Already, GOP members are jockeying for new leadership positions and turning their attention toward how they will mount a response to the Biden agenda.
Two resigned Oxford, Michigan, school board members claim the district failed to implement its threat assessment playbook that they say could've prevented last year's mass shooting at Oxford High School. "This board had been told over and over that the school had all the policies in place and that our team did everything right," former school board treasurer Korey Bailey said -- but he claims that's not true. Former school board president Tom Donnelly said, in August, Bailey started looking into the threat assessment policies and guidelines, and he came across a Homeland Security protocol referenced in their policies.
Cheryl Burke is reflecting on her time on "Dancing with the Stars" after announcing her retirement earlier this month. Burke, who worked as a dance pro on the show for 25 seasons, was clearly feeling thankful over the Thanksgiving holiday when she took to Instagram to pay tribute to all her former celebrity partners in a heartfelt post. "To all of my dance partners who each has played a pivotal role in my life, THANK YOU," Burke's post began.
The newest "Dancing with the Stars" pro, who first joined in season 31, announced her engagement to fellow dancer Kiki Nyemchek on Sunday by sharing a series of photos to Instagram of the moment Nyemchek proposed on Nov. 26. "Easy ask, easy yes," she captioned the joint post, which shows Nyemchek down on one knee on the first photo, the couple hugging in the second, and Iwasaki showing off her engagement ring in the third. Iwasaki and Nyemchek first met and fell in love when they competed against each other on "So You Think You Can Dance" season 14, which aired in 2017.