Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., speaks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Monday, July 25, 2016. Rep. Keith Ellison’s bid to lead the Democratic National Committee got a shot in the arm Friday afternoon, as his chief rival for the spot, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, announced he was getting out of the race. “One of the problems we had in this election is we’ve got to connect more with young people — and that means not having faces like mine,” said Dean, 68, who ran as a presidential candidate in 2004, and led the DNC between 2005 and 2009.
Four major cities on two continents have all pledged to ban all diesel-powered vehicles from their streets by the year 2025, the leaders of those cities announced yesterday. The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Athens, and Mexico City made the joint announcement yesterday evening in Mexico City, as part of the 2016 C40 Mayors Summit, a biennial climate change-related meeting of leaders from more than 80 of the world’s biggest metropolises. The diesel ban is aimed at cutting down on air pollution in those cities, both in order to aid in the fight against global warming and to improve the health of their citizens.
It’s that time of year when children line up in malls across the country for their chance to have a picture taken on Santa Claus’s lap and divulge their deepest Christmas wishes. It’s a longstanding American tradition, and this year, families that make the yuletide pilgrimage to the nation’s largest mall will be greeted by its first African-American Santa. “This is a long time coming,” Landon Luther told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Deliberations continue in the trial of Michael Slager, a fired South Carolina patrolman charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist. Walter Scott was shot five times in the back fleeing a traffic stop in April of last year. Scott was shot on April 4, 2015 after Slager pulled him over for a broken third taillight on a 1990 Mercedes.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain are among the most challenged books in U.S. history. A school district in Virginia temporarily suspended the use of two classic American novels after a concerned mother complained about the racial slurs in them. The novels in question are “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain.
Rummaging through my personal vault of the year's Greatest Hits, I dug up a killer cut, a track lap at Nevada's Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch recorded during the creation of this review. The hip-shaking, heavy-metal front man is the phenomenal new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE, as captured through its onboard Performance Data Recorder.
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Airbnb Inc and New York City said on Friday they had resolved a lawsuit brought by the company challenging a law it argued could expose it to significant penalties for advertising short-term apartment rentals. Airbnb filed the suit in October after New York state enacted a law imposing fines of up to $7,500 on hosts who advertise illegal short-term rentals on platforms like Airbnb. Airbnb had contended that the law's ambiguous wording could allow New York authorities to apply it to online platforms like itself that host third-party listings, creating the risk of significant civil penalties and criminal liability.
Keith Papini has opened up about the moment he learned his wife Sherri was still alive after she was kidnapped in early November, describing his "panic" and relief when he received the good news. “It was my wife screaming in the background, yelling my name, and a CHP [California Highway Patrol] officer that seemed somewhat confused at the moment, like, ‘What is going on?'" Papini said. Sherri was branded, her nose was broken, and she had her hair "chopped off." Many believe she was kidnapped by sex traffickers.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who was defeated in this week's poll, seized power in a 1994 coup and clung to office for 22 years with a blend of severity, mysticism and iron-clad self-belief. A deeply devout Muslim, Jammeh was born in the western village of Kanilai in 1965, the year that The Gambia, a long east-west sliver of land bordered by Senegal, gained independence from Britain. Ten years later, Jammeh mounted a coup with fellow army officers against Dawda Jawara, who had ruled the country since independence, pledging to root out corruption and hold elections.
U.S.-led coalition forces have killed 173 civilians since starting their 2014 operations against the Islamic State group, also called ISIS, in Iraq and Syria. The Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said Thursday 54 civilians died in airstrikes that took place between March 31 and October 22. “We regret the unintentional loss of civilian lives resulting from Coalition efforts to defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria and express our deepest sympathies to the families and others affected by these strikes,” the CJTF-OIR said in a statement.
Take a look at this week's top news stories, including the president-elect's cabinet choices. Yes we started the week with the loss of one of the world's longest serving leaders and now we're closing it out. Yes it that witness. Was there anything you
The Chrysler 200's production has ended. FCA did search for a partner to continue building the 200, but could not reach an agreement with any manufacturers. The 200, which shared a platform with the Dodge Dart, was slightly smaller and didn't seem to fit the targeted niche, leading to the rather dreary numbers.Chrysler has since decided to repurpose the plant once used for 200 production to focus on building the next RAM 1500 as well as other models built upon the same architecture. This all comes after a host of plant layoffs and a temporary shutdown to the Michigan facility.
The Somali-born student who hurt nearly a dozen people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University before a police officer quickly shot and killed him has been buried as his relatives remain stunned about his death. Dozens of people were part of the funeral for 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan at the Masjid Ibnu Taymiyah and Islamic Center northeast of downtown, and he was buried Thursday at a Columbus cemetery, The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2gNLonZ ) reported.
2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring WHAT THE HELL IS IT? It’s the newest Subaru Outback wagon, trying to be the bestest Outback wagon out there. And it shows: plenty of leather and (simulated?) wood trim; nice, big sunroof; plenty of bells and whistles;
The speed-crazed fools over at Hennessey Performance recently got their hands on a brand-new 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1. To celebrate the car's presence—with just 26 miles on the odometer—the company's head honcho took the muscle car from zero to 173-miles-per-hour...and pit the new 'Maro against Chevy's flagship sports car, the Corvette Z06. The Camaro ZL1, which we first saw in person at the New York International Auto Show in March, is one beast of a machine.
The death toll from a devastating blaze in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee rose to 11 on Thursday, the highest loss of civilian life from a single U.S. wildfire in 13 years. Investigators have determined the so-called Chimney Tops 2 fire, which laid waste to whole neighborhoods in the resort town of Gatlinburg earlier this week, was caused by unspecified human activity, officials said. Total property losses from the fire have been put at more than 700 structures, with most of the destruction in Gatlinburg, known as the "gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains," in eastern Tennessee, about 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Knoxville.
The dark side of the region where kidnapped “Super Mom” Sherri Papini was kidnapped while out jogging has come to national attention. The area comprised of Mendocino County, Humboldt County, and Trinity County in Northern California is known as “The Emerald Triangle” - three sparsely populated counties that are notorious for marijuana cultivation. In 2015, Humboldt County reported a disturbing 352 missing people.
Up to 40 people were feared dead in a huge fire that tore through a rave party held in a warehouse near San Francisco, authorities said, warning that the initial death toll of nine would likely rise once crews swept the stricken building.Oakland Fire
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi headed into a constitutional referendum this weekend insisting he could still win his fight for political survival. "If Renzi wants to preserve the minimum of credibility he has left, he should not only leave the government but quit politics altogether," former premier Silvio Berlusconi said in a rallying cry ahead of Sunday's vote. Berlusconi initially gave his blessing to the proposed reform but he switched sides as a rising tide of opposition put Renzi's job on the line.
Ghazal Salim had spent more than two years in slavery under the so-called Islamic State when her chance for freedom finally came. As Kurdish and Iraqi forces prepared for the offensive on Mosul in mid-October, her captor, a Jordanian IS fighter, was also making plans for the battle. Along with Ms. Salim – one of the thousands of Yazidi women and girls taken by IS in 2014 – he took his wife and child from Mosul, where they lived, to Raqqa, the de facto IS capital in Syria.
Chef Peng Chang-Kuei passed away Wednesday due to pneumonia, but his greatest invention will certainly live on in Chinese restaurants across the country. For decades, General Tso’s chicken has been a mainstay in Chinese cuisine across North America. Peng, who started his training as a chef when he was just 13 years old, originally hailed from Changsha in China’s Hunan Province and learned from chef Cao Jing-Chen, who served one of China’s prime ministers for two years in the 1920s.
A graduate student arrested on suspicion of stabbing to death the professor who oversaw his work at the University of Southern California was quiet and didn't seem to have many friends but never showed any signs that something may have been wrong, several people who knew him at the university said Saturday. David Jonathan Brown, a 28-year-old brain and cognitive science student, was arrested on a murder charge in the Friday attack on the Los Angeles campus. Nathaniel Kwok, who recently finished working 18 months in the lab, said graduate students like Brown work there 40 to 60 hours a week and develop their own projects required to graduate.
Kyle Tress, of the United States, competes in a World Cup men’s skeleton race in Whistler, B.C.; people gather under a Christmas tree, marking the beginning of the season in Zgharta, north Lebanon; and students wait by the side of the road to catch a
A reverse image search showed that this car was actually for sale on a Polish classifieds site called OLX.PL. The listing itself offers a few more photographs, and this rough translation of the listing says "Hello Porsche engine suspension rest replica Lamborhgini full documentation of auto exhibition ideally suited for movies and music videos kicks possible to switch on auto English".
This week has shown a trend of Americans trumping hate with love in the form of rainbow flags. Mike Pence's D.C. neighbors' have been hanging rainbow flags on their houses to protest his homophobic views, and about 20 residents of a Michigan neighborhood hung pride flags after a neighbor expressed distaste for them. Lexi Magnusson, 34, is following suit – but with a luminescent twist.