Which is strange, because normally you wouldn’t be idly speculating about the end of a presidency barely a month after the inauguration. Certainly, in parts of the country that voted overwhelmingly for Trump, the sense is he’s just getting started.
The two most prominent candidates to lead the Democratic Party appeared to agree with each other on most of the issues in a CNN debate Wednesday night, while outsider candidates and the moderators needled them about how sharply the party should focus on President Donald Trump and whether sitting Democratic officeholders should be primaried in 2018.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has condemned acts of violence between citizens and non-nationals, his office said on Friday. Anti-immigrant violence has flared sporadically in South Africa against a background of near-record unemployment, with foreigners being accused of taking jobs from citizens and getting involved in crime. Citizens in Pretoria are set to march against foreigners on Friday and domestic media are reporting vandalism and acts of violence in the Atteridgeville area west of the capital.
You may have seen photos of a young girl and her Goldendoodle, Wonder, on the steps of the Supreme Court on social media. So who is she and why is she smiling? Ehlena Fry, a 13-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, has won her Supreme Court case, which will allow her to sue her local school board for damages for the emotional distress she said she suffered by being denied the assistance of her service dog.
A man charged with throwing his baby son off a 90-foot-high bridge to his death was convicted of murder on Wednesday. Tony Moreno was convicted by a jury that deliberated for a short time Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. Moreno threw 7-month-old Aaden off the Arrigoni Bridge, which spans the Connecticut River between Middletown and Portland, on July 15, 2015, and then jumped, intending to kill himself, prosecutors said.
A pre-school teacher in Texas was fired Wednesday after she encouraged her social media followers to "kill some Jews" and repeatedly ridiculed the Holocaust. Nancy Salem deleted her social media accounts soon after the posts surfaced. After Salem's social media posts that were written over a span of several years came to light, The Children’s Courtyard’s Facebook page was flooded with comments from parents who did not want to send their children to the school. "Absolutely appalled that Salem is teaching impressionable pre-schoolers," another woman, Sierra Milton, wrote.
For years, Russia has been seen by some as a major source of fake news. Now Moscow wants to get into the truth squad business. On Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry launched a new initiative on its website: “Examples of publications, retranslating
Lucy the puppy was born with a bizarre marking on his left ear that almost resembles — her own face. “It was pointed out to us by somebody on our website,” said Ashley Zeh, from the Lollypop Farm at the Humane Society of Greater Rochester. Zeh explained Lucy was one of eight puppies born in the shelter to Daisy, a 2-year-old stray who was rescued in October.
Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Friday he had ordered the Iraqi air force to strike Islamic State positions inside Syria in retaliation for recent bomb attacks in Baghdad. Islamic State, which is on the defensive after losing control of eastern Mosul to a U.S.-backed Iraqi military offensive, has claimed responsibility for several car bombs in Baghdad in the past few weeks. “We are determined to chase terrorism that tries to kill our sons and citizens wherever it is found, so we gave orders to the air force command to strike Islamic State positions in Hosaiba and Albu Kamal inside Syrian territory as they were responsible for recent bombings in Baghdad,” Abbadi said in a statement.
Sid Miller, the state's agriculture commissioner, just approved a pesticide — called "Kaput Feral Hog Lure" — for statewide use. "The 'hog apocalypse' may finally be on the horizon," Miller said in a statement on Tuesday. Texas's agriculture commission estimates that feral hogs cause $52 million in damage each year to agricultural businesses by tearing up crops and pastures, knocking down fences and ruining equipment.
Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas held a town hall for the ages in Springdale, Ark., Wednesday night, drawing pointed questions from an Obamacare supporter, a Lutheran pastor, a descendent of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and a 7-year-old boy. “Opponents of President Donald Trump packed a 2,200-seat high school theater Wednesday night, firing questions at U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton and drowning out the state’s junior senator whenever they were dissatisfied with his answers,” reports the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “Hundreds more stood outside the Pat Walker Theater in Springdale, unable to gain admission after the fire marshal determined that the building was already full.
An online commercial released by Nike this week that showed Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region. Maybe they'll say you exceeded all expectations." Within 48 hours the video was shared 75,000 times on Twitter and viewed almost 400,000 times on YouTube. "An ad (which) touches on the insecurities of women in a society digs deeper and becomes an empowerment tool rather than just a product," Sara al-Zawqari, a spokeswoman for the International Red Cross in Iraq, wrote on her Twitter page.
Today’s SpaceX news isn’t nearly as cheerful, as the Dragon cargo ship that was placed into orbit by the rocket has been forced to make an emergency abort before it reached the International Space Station, delaying the delivery of supplies to astronauts aboard the craft. The Dragon capsule, which is unmanned and guided entirely by remote commands, experienced a software glitch that produced a faulty value in its navigation calculations. The Dragon was less than a mile from the ISS when the capsule’s software cried foul and, according to a NASA spokesperson, the SpaceX craft “did exactly what it was designed to do” by breaking off its approach.
A California substance-abuse counselor who hit a man with her car and drove two miles with his body embedded in her windshield was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in prison. Sherri Lynn Wilkins had pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and two drunken driving counts.
New pair of shoes? Or transatlantic flight from the UK to the US? That's the new conundrum at travelers' disposal, with this week's launch of bottom-of-the-barrel fares by Norwegian Air, which is offering flights for as low as $65 USD one-way. Overall
Authorities have reopened two lanes of U.S. 101 south of San Francisco after it was closed because of flooding. The California Highway Patrol closed all lanes in both directions at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday when water spilled into a low point on the freeway. A San Jose, California, spokesman says floodwaters in the city appeared to be stabilizing after the city ordered 14,000 people to evacuate during the night.
Despite possessing one of the world’s two largest nuclear weapons arsenals, Russia’s Defense Minister said his country has turned focus to more conventional weapons while also keeping the nuclear deterrent as a top priority, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. "The development of strategic nuclear forces will remain an unconditional priority," Sergei Shoigu said while speaking at a conference focus on security issues according to Russian news agencies.
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By climbing a flagpole outside the South Carolina's statehouse, Bree Newsome practically wrote the modern book on removing Confederate flags from public spaces. Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d'Baha was arrested on Wednesday in South Carolina after epically leaping over a police tape barricade to snatch a Confederate flag out of a protestor's hand.
US central bankers say they may need to increase the key lending rate "fairly soon," but appear split on the timing amid uncertainty over President Donald Trump's tax and spending policies, the minutes of their last meeting show. The "hawks" at the Federal Reserve are more concerned about the threat of rising inflation, especially if tax cuts and spending fuel the economy, but the "doves" warn of the risk of raising interest rates based on policies that have not been announced, and whose implications cannot yet be measured. The Fed officials said their outlook for the economy and interest rates had not changed much since December, when they indicated three rate hikes were likely this year, according to the minutes of the January 31-February 1 monetary policy meeting published Wednesday.
The chief of staff of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was put under formal investigation on Wednesday after a day of questioning over the alleged misuse of EU funds to pay parliamentary assistants, a judicial source said. Catherine Griset was taken into custody for questioning along with Le Pen's bodyguard Thierry Legier, who was later released without being put under investigation, according to the source. In reaction to the news, Le Pen said that she formally denied any wrongdoing in a case that she said was being used to undermine her campaign.
When Elon Musk sets his sights on an industry, he does so with purpose and with the intention of completely turning said industry on its head. While most people are readily familiar with Musk’s efforts at Tesla, the groundbreaking work being done by SpaceX, Musk’s other company, has only recently started to attract attention from the mainstream. To be sure, Elon Musk was bold for thinking that Tesla could revolutionize the auto industry.
Two 16-year-old boys in Utah may be tried as adults after allegedly luring a 14-year-old girl to a canal where cops say they shot her in the head after promising to sell her a knife, according to reports. After a search of the area, family friends found the 9th grader semi-conscious in the early hours of Friday morning, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, police said.
Roughly two dozen charges were filed against Dr. Larry Nassar, the first criminal cases related to his work at Michigan State University where he was the preferred doctor for gymnasts in the region who had back or hip injuries. This guy is despicable," Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told reporters. Nassar, 53, was a doctor for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, until summer 2015, accompanying the women's team at international competitions, including the Olympics.
The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice by seeing firefighters in boats in the neighborhood. City officials ordered more than 14,000 residents to evacuate as water from swollen Coyote Creek flooded homes and temporarily shut down a portion of a major freeway. "If the first time a resident is aware that they need to get out of their home is when they see a firefighter in a boat, that's a failure," Mayor Sam Liccardo said at a news conference.