The city of Jonesboro, Ark., is still traumatized by a deadly attack carried out by two middle-school boys.Killers now grown men, free from prison »
WASHINGTON ― Even before House and Senate lawmakers held their first official meeting on Wednesday to work out differences between their tax bills, Republican tax writers were touting a tentative deal Wednesday that would likely set up final congressional passage of a compromise GOP proposal next week. Republicans on the conference committee ― a bipartisan panel ostensibly charged with negotiating the compromise ― declined to reveal the details of their final proposal. Senators emerging from a GOP caucus lunch on Wednesday confirmed some details of the compromise ― a 21 percent corporate tax rate and a 37 percent top individual tax rate.
On the fifth anniversary of the deadly massacre that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, former President Barack Obama's press secretary took to social media to remember the aftermath of the attack. Jay Carney tweeted on Thursday about the panic that ensued at the White House on Dec. 14, 2012, after news broke about the attack, in which a shooter gunned down 20 children and six adults at the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school. "5 years ago today was my worst day at the White House," he wrote.
Peter Strzok was dismissed from the Russia investigation when Robert Mueller found out about a series harshly critical text messages about candidate Donald Trump. The messages were made public Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez addressed NBA legend Charles Barkley’s critique of his party during a Wednesday press conference call in which he discussed Doug Jones’s upset victory in Alabama’s special Senate election. “We have to earn back the trust of voters.
Hours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state: I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross
“It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong,” Honestie Hodges told local media. COWARDLY COPS DO IT AGAIN! 11- year old Honestie Hodges was handcuffed by the Grand Rapids Police Department for walking out her back door. Don’t cuff her’,” the girl’s mother, Whitney Hodges, told NBC.
The influx of these ghost ships onto Japanese land has been taken as a sign of growing desperation in North Korea. The Japanese Coast Guard says that the sea is "subject to great changes’ and can become very dangerous for the fishermen, contributing to the problem.
Two men were arrested on Monday after one of them allegedly threw a man off a 45-foot bridge in Shelton, Connecticut, on Thanksgiving morning, PEOPLE confirms
The FCC has voted to repeal Net Neutrality, Obama-era legislation that safeguarded the internet.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen. The missile was reportedly launched at Saudi Arabia last month from an area of Yemen that is controlled by Houthi rebels, an Iranian-backed Shiite group that took control of large swathes of Yemen in 2014. Haley accused Iran of supplying the weaponry, and in doing so, defying a U.N. resolution that endorsed the Iran nuclear deal.
The former vice president spoke with Teen Vogue’s editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth in an interview on Wednesday about how he could have handled the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas differently. Biden has been an outspoken advocate for women for decades: He helped pass the Violence Against Women Act in 1994 and, more recently, created the It’s On Us organization, which focuses on combating sexual violence on college campuses around the country.
NBC News goes into Tal Afar Iraq with a team of weapons researchers as they discover an ISIS arms cache and munitions factory that reveals the terrorists group’s sophisticated weapons program.
Fifty percent of voters believe that the sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump are “credible,” according to a new survey from Politico and Morning Consult. Trump has been accused of some form of sexual misconduct ― ranging from harassment to assault and rape ― by 21 women. There is a clear partisan divide on the issue: 62 percent of Democrats and 38 percent of Republicans said they believe the allegations against Trump are credible.
MOSUL, IRAQ — “Haya-al-Adel,” 20-year-old Hamza Ali Salim declared, an Arabic phrase for “Long live justice,” after he was handed a sentence of only 15 years in prison. Salim was accused of illegally training with the Islamic State, preaching falsely at a mosque and persuading people to fight against the Iraqi army. Now that the Iraqi government has declared the end of ISIS in Iraq following the recapture of western Anbar province, along the Syrian border, trials for ISIS militants and suspected members have begun.
Known as the Geminid meteor shower, the celestial event occurs only once a year, and its peak easily makes it one of the most impressive showers on the calendar. "With August's Perseids obscured by bright moonlight, the Geminids will be the best shower this year," Dr. Bill Cooke in NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office said in a news release. The Geminids are reportedly spawned by pieces of debris from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon.
Sirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a sombre ceremony in Nanjing marking 80 years since the wartime massacre in the city by Japanese troops. "China and Japan are close neighbours, neighbours who can't move away," said Yu Zhengsheng, a former member of China's top Communist leadership who now chairs a parliamentary body.
The president took no responsibility for Roy Moore's loss, after publicly endorsing him.
St. George’s Chapel is a stunning, historic place. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen to get married there, and not just because of the venue’s prestige. “This is no tick-box exercise,” Welby told BBC Radio 4′s Today program on Thursday.
A team of researchers, including Stephen Hawking, is investigating whether the first known object from outside the solar system contains the first sign of life beyond our planet. Using the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, scientists with the 100 million dollar research project Breakthrough Listen will observe an asteroid named 'Oumuamua for 10 hours on Wednesday. 'Oumuamua, formally known as 1I/2017 U1, is the first object discovered in the solar system that appears to originate from another star system.
Families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre released a powerful video this week, urging parents and teachers to help prevent another school shooting by taking action now. The PSA, dubbed “Tomorrow’s News,” features a mock reporter interviewing police officers, classmates, school officials and parents about a school shooting expected to take place the next day and how they will react to it. Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit organization focused on preventing gun violence and led by several family members of those killed in the 2012 shooting, created the video to raise awareness about the warning signs exhibited by many school shooters.
A compound derived from marijuana has health benefits and should not be subject to government restrictions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions and that it “is not likely to be abused or create dependence as for other cannabinoids,” it added. The decision was not an endorsement of medical marijuana.
In a video that went viral on Twitter, people wearing American flag-themed clothing, including one wearing a shirt supporting President Donald Trump, can be seen laughing at a Palestinian-American family who attended a pro-Palestine rally in Los Angeles on Sunday. Family members told HuffPost that the Trump supporters called their 5-year-old cousin a “little terrorist” shortly before the footage was captured. One of the family members, Rawan Yasin, filmed the video and it was posted by her sister, Rania.
The six-term Arizona lawmaker has missed votes in the Senate this week and did not attend a White House ceremony in which President Donald Trump signed the defense bill into law. The sweeping policy bill has been a major achievement of McCain's for years — especially now, as he is the chairman of the Armed Services Committee. The statement says McCain looks forward to returning to work as soon as possible.
A Michigan cop is being investigated after bodycam footage appears to show a terrified young girl as she's handcuffed during an investigation. The chief of Grand Rapids police says he's nauseated by the footage taken last week in which the 11-year-old screams and cries, in part after an officer at the scene points a gun at her. The girl was then placed in a police cruiser for about 10 minutes, according to spokeswoman Cathy Williams.