The cases are focused on banning the practice of considering race in college admissions.
The cases are focused on banning the practice of considering race in college admissions.
China continues to rapidly build its stockpile of nuclear warheads, according to the Pentagon's latest annual report on China's military that now estimates China could have as many as 1,500 warheads by 2035. The U.S. is also concerned by what a senior defense official described as China's establishment of "a new normal" of heightened military activity around the island following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan in August.
Former White House deputy chief of staff for operations and top Secret Service official Tony Ornato was expected to meet with the the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack on Tuesday, according to sources with knowledge of the matter. This will be the first time the committee has spoken to Ornato since White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson recounted in dramatic testimony during a committee hearing in June how Ornato told her former President Donald Trump had a physical confrontation with his Secret Service detail in the president’s vehicle on Jan. 6.
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 Wineks "were loving people who didn’t deserve this," the family said in a statement.
Will Smith appeared on late-night television Monday for the first time since he infamously slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards in March. Speaking on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" about the on-stage altercation, which overshadowed his first Oscars win, Smith said he was in a daze upon returning to his seat. "He had stayed up late to see his Uncle Will, you know, and we are sitting in my kitchen and he is on my lap and he is holding the Oscar and he is just like, 'Why did you hit that man, Uncle Will?'" Smith recalled to Noah.
A boil water notice was lifted for more than 2 million Houston residents on Tuesday after a power outage affected a local water treatment plant, according to Houston Public Works. Water quality testing submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality confirmed the tap water has met all regulatory standards and is safe for human consumption. Officials told residents to flush their system by running cold-water faucets for at least one minute, cleaning automatic ice makers by making and discarding several batches of ice and running water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
A New York mother is sharing details of her daughter's battle with RSV, a respiratory virus that health officials warn may continue to spread this holiday season, along with the flu and COVID-19. Anita Binayi-Ghiam said her 3-year-old daughter Ella began having difficulty breathing during the last week of October.
Infant feeding tech Mallory Whitmore, a mother of two, is trying to ease some of that stress. Earlier this month, Whitmore also took on a new role as education lead for Bobbie, an organic infant formula brand. "Like most parents, I had assumed that we would breastfeed and that's just not how it turned out," Whitmore said of her own experience as a mother of two.
A 9-year-old boy has been missing since Saturday after he was last seen falling off of a pontoon boat in a lake and being struck by the vessel’s propeller. The incident occurred at approximately 2:39 p.m. on Saturday when authorities from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida were called to Lake Annie -- about 60 miles east of Tampa and 50 miles south of Orlando -- regarding a 9-year-old boy from Port St. Lucie who fell off the front of a pontoon boat that he was sailing on with his father and two brothers, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office have deployed their Marine Unit, the Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USART), the Aviation Unit and Drone Units in the search effort to find the 9-year-old boy.
Historic protests across China over its zero-COVID policy battered U.S. stocks on Monday, highlighting a close link between the contentious Chinese measures and domestic economic conditions that could help determine whether the U.S. enters a recession. Meanwhile, protests flared up after a fire on Thursday in an apartment building in the northwest city of Urumqi that killed at least 10 people, as some alleged that lockdowns obstructed the rescue of victims, while government officials denied any such impact. Tension over COVID lockdowns in the world’s second-largest economy coincides with a precarious U.S. economic outlook.
A mom of three is sharing a warning for other parents after she says her 10-month-old daughter was hospitalized with critical injuries after swallowing a water bead. Folichia Mitchell of Berwick, Maine, said she bought a water beads activity kit at a local Target store in late October for her 8-year-old son, who she says is on the autism spectrum. "From reading the package, I saw they're good for sensory so I thought he'd really love them," Mitchell told "Good Morning America." "And he did.
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.