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.
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.
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.
Anna Faris says Chris Pratt cheating rumors made her feel “incredibly insecure,” Amy Sherman-Palladino reminds fans that Rory has choices, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome new baby boy, and Kim Kardashian threw Kanye West a welcome home party. Get all the details at MarieClaire.com!
“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.
An explosion Saturday at a colliery in the northern Inner Mongolia region killed 32, Xinhua news agency said. In a separate incident, a blast occurred late Tuesday at a private mine in Qitaihe City, in northeast Heilongjiang province, trapping 22 workers, Xinhua said. China is the world's largest coal producer and deadly accidents are common.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju made a rare joint public appearance at an air combat training competition, state media reported Sunday. This is Ri’s first public appearance in over seven months. Kim watched the competition and gave “field guidance” to the Korean People's Air Force and Defense (KPAF) as his wife looked on, state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday.
By now, we know that the 2018 E-Class will have a facade of next-gen technology. We wouldn’t expect anything less from Benz, after all. But even then, it looks like the new model will be especially impressive in terms of safety, luxury, and self driving
Fire crews in California on Sunday were searching the charred remains of a warehouse gutted by a blaze during a rave party, with officials saying the death toll could reach 40. Relatives of dozens of people missing in the Friday night blaze in Oakland near San Francisco endured an anxious wait for news. The converted two-story warehouse was used by artists as a living and work space but had no license for this, officials said, nor for the electronic dance party under way when the blaze broke out.
Call it the Lewandowski Doctrine: the proposition that in evaluating the statements of a candidate for president of the United States, the proper standard to apply is, How would this sound coming from my brother-in-law at the kitchen table? Specifically, Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, speaking at a forum Thursday night at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, was criticizing what he considered the media’s myopic focus on the accuracy of Trump’s statements during the campaign. You guys took everything that Donald Trump said so literally,” Lewandowski said.
A graduate student arrested on suspicion of killing the professor who oversaw his work at the University of California was described by some of his fellow classmates as a quiet but seemingly normal young man while others say he was troubled and pegged as most likely to quit the group's rigorous doctoral program. 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. Brenton Keller, who told The Associated Press that he and Brown were both fourth-year neuroscience students among a group of about 11, shared a lengthy Facebook post saying he had prayed Brown wasn't responsible when he first heard news of the stabbing.
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".
Craig Buckner left his parrot, named Bird, in a tree outside of an Oregon court while he saw the judge, not thinking he would be arrested on the spot. "He told our deputy, Shoana McKelvey, about his concerns," Washington County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Bob Ray told the Dodo. McKelvey reportedly tried to get the bird to come down herself but to no avail so she brought Buckner outside and the parrot flew right down to his owner’s shoulders.
By Ernest Scheyder and Terray Sylvester CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human shields have been arriving at the Oceti Sakowin camp near the small town of Cannon Ball, where they will work with protesters who have spent months demonstrating against plans to route the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, organizers said.
Philippine Vice-President Leni Robredo announced Sunday she would quit President Rodrigo Duterte's cabinet after being told to stay away from its meetings, and said there was a plot to oust her as his deputy. Robredo did not say who was behind the alleged plot to remove her as vice-president. In the Philippines the president and vice-president are elected separately.
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck southeastern Peru killed one person, injured 17 others and damaged dozens of homes, officials said Friday. "Authorities in the district of Ocuviri have confirmed the death of a minor and 17 injured who are now being assisted by medics," the National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) said on Twitter after Thursday's quake. People are located in safe areas," INDECI had earlier reported, adding that communication with the area had been disrupted.
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.
Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state. Munir Abdulkader, 22, of the Cincinnati suburb of West Chester Township, was sentenced Nov. 23 to 20 years for an IS-involved plot to kill a military veteran and attack a police station.
After the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote to leave the European Union, Italy could become the stage for the latest populist uprising against the established political order. While Sunday’s Italian referendum may not be as eye-catching as the two other headline-grabbing examples, it could well have a sizable impact on not just Italy’s political future but the future of the Eurozone and thus the global economy. Italians will be heading to the polls to vote on whether to amend the Italian Constitution.
The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp that was stolen two years ago, prompting an international outcry, appears to have been found in western Norway, police said Friday. The gate, bearing the slogan "Arbeit macht frei," or "Work sets you free," was located in the Bergen area of Norway after authorities received an anonymous tip, German police said in a statement. Authorities said they were trying to determine if the recovered gate is authentic, but police said there was a "high probability it is the iron gate stolen in Dachau," Bavarian police said.
When McLaren dove into the modern supercar market in 2011 with the MP4-12C, the British automaker stirred up the scene for years to come. Spied testing on British roads, the new McLaren supercar—internally code-named P14—looks just about ready to take the reigns from McLaren's mid-range supercar. A video recorded and uploaded to YouTube by "Petrol Ped" shows a close-up look of what appears to be a highly-camouflaged P14 test mule.
Police have identified the three people who were killed when a pickup truck barreled through a Walmart in Iowa on Thursday. Employees Carrie Zugg, 31, Lindsey Rietveld, 29, were both killed, along with shopper Ruth Jean DeJong, 76. Rietveld was approaching her 10th wedding anniversary, according to the family's YouCaring page.
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 a girl holds a Cuban flag during a rally honoring
By Martin Petty and David Brunnstrom MANILA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte described as "encouraging" his phone call with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, during which he felt a rapport between them and gave assurance that ties were intact, despite a period of rocky relations. Trump's seven-minute chat with the firebrand Philippine president follows months of uncertainty about one of Washington's most important Asian alliances, stoked by Duterte's hostility towards President Barack Obama and repeated threats to sever decades-old defense ties. Duterte's anger was unleashed following Obama's concerns about possible human rights abuses in his war on drugs, during which more than 2,000 people have been killed.
The Washington Monument, which has been plagued with elevator problems since a 2011 earthquake struck the US capital, will remain closed until 2019 for much-needed repairs and renovations, the National Park Service said Friday. Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Rubinstein has donated the $2-3 million needed to complete the project, which will resolve ongoing mechanical, electrical and computer issues. "The monument has become a symbol of our country, and reminds everyone of the towering strengths of our first president," Rubinstein said in a statement issued by the National Park Service.