"This shouldn't have happened," Rae Ann Gruver said three months after her son Max died following a fraternity game called "Bible Study."Blood-alcohol level was .496 »
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.
House and Senate Republicans struck a compromise deal in principle on their tax package, and hope to land a bill on President Donald Trump’s desk before Christmas.
Sarah Illig’s dream honeymoon in the Bahamas turned out to be a nightmare after she was bitten by a shark. The 25-year-old Charleston, South Carolina woman was vacationing with new hubby Evan Carroll at an attraction that allows guests to swim with sharks. Nurse sharks typically don’t attack unless provoked, something Illig swears she didn’t do.
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.
Myanmar detained two Reuters journalists on Tuesday evening after they were invited to meet with police officials in the city of Yangon, according to the outlet. Burmese spokesman Zaw Htay confirmed to Reuters that Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been apprehended. The journalists were taken into custody for allegedly intending “to send important security documents regarding security forces in Rakhine State to foreign agencies abroad,” Agence France-Presse reported, citing Myanmar’s information ministry.
Nicole Hockley, who lost her son Dylan, and Mark Barden, who lost his son Daniel, helped start Sandy Hook Promise with several other families who lost loved ones in the shooting.
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.
How far would you go for a Christmas gif? Airbus A380 — the world's largest passenger plane — carried out a very festive test flight over Germany on Wednesday, as can be viewed on flight tracker websites. A spokesperson for Airbus told The Telegraph that this was a regulation test flight, of which there are hundreds every year.
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.
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.
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.
It’s Monday morning at 10 a.m., and I’m driving north up California’s famously stunning coastline toward the Thomas fire, the largest and most uncontrolled of five massive wildfires that have brought devastation to Southern California for the past week. New smoke from spot fires still burned on the side of the road of State Route 150.
A wildfire in western South Dakota has spread, but officials don't anticipate another night of rapid expansion of the blaze. A Custer State Park official says the fire grew from about 55 square miles (142 square kilometers) to roughly 73 square miles (190 square kilometers) as of Wednesday night. Lydia Austin, a park spokeswoman, says there have been no injuries and no main park buildings have been destroyed.
Twenty-seven year-old Akayed Ullah suffered burns and lacerations on Monday after his attempt at attacking New York’s subway system went awry, and the makeshift pipe bomb under his shirt detonated but failed to have its devastating intended effect. The incident appears to be the closest New York has come to joining the long list of major cities around the world that have seen terrorist attacks inflict mass casualties on their transit systems. Instead, the largely unsuccessful attack now ranks among New York’s history of close calls and foiled plots.
An 8-year-old girl from New Jersey committed suicide over the weekend, and sources close to the investigation are reportedly saying she may have been inspired by a story she saw on social media. Ashawnty Davis, a 10-year-old girl from Colorado, captured national headlines back in November when she reportedly took her own life after a video of her being bullied was shared online. Now prosecutors are looking into whether McCray was copying what she could have read involving Davis' death or if she hung herself in a tragic case of playacting.
As both major political parties hunt for lessons in Alabama’s special Senate election, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., cautioned on Wednesday that Doug Jones’s shock defeat of Roy Moore is a “unique” result that may not apply to the 2018 midterm contest in general. Democrats in Congress are “ecstatic about the results,” but “I don’t think we can take anything to the bank,” she said.
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.
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.
"Dan is gone but the story of his life is far from over," she said. Two days earlier, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published a story detailing allegations that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in his basement in 2013. Johnson, who pastors a church in Louisville, held a news conference from his pulpit on Tuesday, defiantly denying the allegations.
The United States, European Union and Japan jointly rounded on China's "market-distorting subsidies" at the World Trade Organization conference in Argentina Tuesday. A joint statement from the three powers made no direct mention of China, but said "severe excess capacity in key sectors, exacerbated by government-financed and supported capacity expansion, unfair competitive conditions caused by large market-distorting subsidies and state-owned enterprises" were serious problems for international trade. The US and EU are strongly opposed to China's demand to be seen as a "market economy" by the WTO.
If you thought buying a gift for dad was hard enough, try finding the perfect present for a teen. With something new catching their eye every day, it’s almost impossible to nail down an item that won’t go out of style next week. We know they’re obsessed
Sen. Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that he is "pursuing every legal path" against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual harassment. Several media outlets were shopped a document alleging Schumer wrongdoing and listing allegations by a former Schumer staff aide. The media outlet Axios said it had contacted the former Schumer staffer, who said the charges were untrue and her signature had been forged.
WASHINGTON ― Fresh off an inspiring Democratic win in Alabama’s Senate race, hundreds of progressive activists, many of whom had physical disabilities, converged on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to protest the Republican tax bill. The demonstrators, mobilized by an array of progressive groups, focused their efforts on Republican senators who had expressed doubts about the legislation or the process that created it: Sens.
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.
Facing a special election in Alabama that has been among the most bizarre in recent memory, everyone from pundits to pollsters has thrown up their hands about who will win. Some polls have showed Democrat Doug Jones with a clear advantage over embattled Republican Roy Moore, who has been accused by 9 women of sexual misconduct in the past month. Election analysts such as Stuart Rothenberg to Charlie Cook have rated the race a true tossup that could go either way, while several pollsters have released multiple projections based on different models of which voters will turn out.