Once the president began loudly criticizing the protests, both on Twitter and at events, some believe the kneeling took on a different meaning.2 crucial nuances »
Tonight’s winner will be the first woman ever to be a major party nominee for governor in Georgia history.
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a corporate attorney, won the Democratic nomination for Texas’ 7th Congressional District on Tuesday, reassuring national Democrats eager to flip the GOP-held seat. Fletcher’s win in a runoff reflects the preference of primary voters for a mainstream Democrat capable of appealing to enough of the affluent, suburban Houston district’s Republican voters. It also delivers a victory for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the official body charged with electing the party’s candidates to the House.
The body of 35-year-old Timothy Cunningham was found by fishermen in the Chattahoochee River on April 3, bringing the long and confounding search for the missing CDC worker to a tragic end. Cunningham, a highly regarded epidemiologist at the CDC, disappeared without a trace after he left work mid-day in February, complaining of feeling ill. After Cunningham failed to report to work or contact his family for two days following his disappearance, his parents, Terrell and Tia-Juana Cunningham, drove down to Georgia from their house in Maryland to check on their son.
A Florida man suspected of killing one person and injuring another has died inside an apartment complex in Panama City, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to HuffPost. Authorities were surveilling Kevin Holroyd’s home in connection to a homicide in nearby Walton County earlier on Tuesday, city officials confirmed to HuffPost. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim on Twitter as 30-year-old Clinton Street in Santa Rosa Beach. BSCO and Panama City Police Department were watching Holroyd’s residence on Beck Avenue when another resident of the Briarwood Apartments reported smelling gas fumes.
ABC News' Matt Gutman is in Hawaii, where Kilauea, the volcano that began erupting almost three weeks ago, exploded again Monday evening.
Middlebury College students turn their backs on Charles Murray, unseen, during his lecture in Middlebury, Vt., on March 2, 2017. Hundreds of college students protested the lecture. Like a classic college bull session, Tuesday’s congressional hearing on free speech in higher education included some rancor, some laughter and more than a little intellectual showboating.
The driver behind the wheel of a New Jersey school bus that collided with a dump truck leaving a fifth-grader and a teacher dead had a history of license suspensions and speeding violations. The state Motor Vehicle Commission said Tuesday the driver identified by his son as Hudy Muldrow Sr. had his license suspended 14 times between 1975 and 2017, most for administrative reasons. At the time of the crash last Thursday, he had valid driving privileges, a valid commercial driver's license and a valid school bus endorsement.
A 28-year-old woman who finally earned her “dream job” working as a grizzly bear researcher is now recovering in the hospital from serious injuries after she was attacked by one of the powerful animals
Mark and Christina Rotondo filed suit against their adult son, Michael, for refusing to vacate their home earlier this year. State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood issued an eviction order and told adult protective services to investigate the situation, according to Syracuse.com.
Lawmakers in the California Assembly voted Monday to advance a bill that would authorize employers, co-workers and school personnel to request the temporary confiscation of guns from individuals determined to pose a danger to themselves or others. The legislation, AB 2888, would build on California’s existing “red flag” law, passed in 2014 following a deadly shooting spree in Isla Vista. The current red flag law gives family members, roommates and law enforcement officers the power to petition the court to remove firearms from individuals who have displayed dangerous behavior.
This female pilot is using Twitter to call out two sexist passengers. “Baffled as to why 2 male pax felt that these comments were necessary,” Charlotte Knowlson wrote, before sharing their sexist remarks about women flying aircraft.
NASA's new administrator, a former lawmaker nominated by President Donald Trump to lead the US space agency, admitted Wednesday he has changed his mind about climate change and now believes that humans are the main driver of greenhouse gas emissions. "The National Climate Assessment that includes NASA and it includes the Department of Energy, and it includes NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), has clearly stated that it is extremely likely... that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming, and I have no reason to doubt the science that comes from that," Jim Bridenstine said at a Senate hearing.
Half a century later, the May 1968 demonstrations that brought millions of idealistic students and striking workers to the streets remain a watershed moment in France’s cultural history. The protests swept through a France that was still ruled by the strict conservatism of Gen. Charles de Gaulle, who was then president and banned the concerts of French rocker Johnny Hallyday for causing scenes of mass hysteria. Gökşin Sipahioğlu, a Turkish photojournalist and one of the father figures of photojournalism, covered news stories from the 1956 war in the Sinai Peninsula to Mao’s revolution in China, the Cuban missile crisis, the 1972 Munich Olympics killings, and the Prague Spring and Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Steve Kornacki, MSNBC political correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about the results, including some surprises, of primary elections in some key states like Georgia and Kentucky.
A prominent Southern Baptist Church leader who is known to have made inappropriate comments about abuse and women’s bodies was removed from his position early Wednesday after thousands of evangelical women signed a petition calling for his ouster. Paige Patterson, formerly the head of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, was demoted to president emeritus of the church after a 13-hour board meeting on Tuesday, according to a statement. Dr. D. Jeffrey Bingham, dean of the School of Theology, was appointed as interim president.
In 1708, the San José— a Spanish galleon ship carrying a stash of gold, silver and emeralds — sank during a fierce battle against the British in the Caribbean Sea. Now, after sitting at the bottom of the ocean for 310 years, the San José's shipwreck has finally been officially identified, thanks to an analysis of the distinctive bronze cannons that sank with the ship.
Tom Kelly grew up on a Northern California farm and once thought of becoming a cowboy before World War II got in the way. When the plane Kelly and his fellow crew members called Heaven Can Wait was found at the bottom of a bay off the coast of Papua New Guinea, a wave of exhilaration — albeit one mixed with grief — washed over his family, including many members too young to have ever met him. "This discovery of where the wreck is, of seeing pictures and videos of the wreck on the floor of Hansa Bay.
A North Carolina military husband celebrated a gender reveal with his comrades while deployed 3,000 miles away from his wife. Marine Zach Zapata had his closest military colleagues next to him at his military base in Japan when he found out the gender of his unborn baby in a video shared by Caters News. The excitement in the room was apparent as Zapata looked into the box full of pillow-soft sports toys and a pair of newborn boy’s shoes.
The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to end the monthslong detention of an undocumented gay man by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, the ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a legal complaint in federal district court, asking the judge to order the release of Jose “Ivan” Nuñez, a Mexican man held by ICE since Jan. 31. According to the court filings, Nuñez came to the U.S. 17 years ago because he feared persecution in his home state of Michoacán due to his sexual orientation.
Ford’s latest Mustang track package is about $12K shy of a GT350, but is intimately close to the top Mustang in terms of seat-of-the-pants satisfaction. My left foot enthusiastically stabs the clutch as my hand eagerly grabs for the Ford Mustang GT Performance Package Level 2’s six-speed shifter. For $6,500 on top of a standard Mustang GT, you get chassis and aerodynamic improvements that are above and beyond what you get with the Performance Pack Level 1.
These summer appetizers are bringing the heat.From Delish
For the second time in a year, President Trump will travel to Long Island Wednesday for a forum on combatting MS-13, the small but violent street gang that has been a central focus of his crackdown on illegal immigration. Outside the pockets of Long Island and a handful of communities in Maryland, Virginia, and California where MS-13 is mostly active, Trump’s apparent obsession with the gang — whose membership of predominantly Central American immigrants makes up a small fraction of the country’s active gang members — has been met with confusion and criticism. Some law enforcement leaders have reportedly questioned the focus on MS-13 rather than bigger threats.
Australian investigators Tuesday defended their findings that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was out of control when it plunged into the ocean, despite renewed theories that a rogue pilot ditched the plane. The Boeing 777 -- which vanished in March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing carrying 239 passengers -- has not been found despite an extensive search led by Australia in the southern Indian Ocean and a continuing private search commissioned by Malaysia. The failure to find the plane has fuelled theories which differ from the conclusions of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), which led the first search, that the jet was making a high-speed out-of-control descent when it hit the water.
Earlier this month, local media first revealed the grocer’s $670,000 in donations over the last three years to Republican candidate Adam Putnam, Florida’s current agriculture commissioner. Putnam, who brands himself as a lifelong gun owner, opposed Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) gun control law signed in the wake of February’s deadly mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school. Putnam had said Scott’s decision to raise the age to purchase a rifle or a shotgun from 18 to 21 “destroys the family tradition of possessing and practicing safe use of firearms.” The National Rifle Association, which immediately sued to block the gun law, applauded Putnam’s stance.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott sought consensus on firearms in a second round of talks on preventing gun violence on campus on Wednesday and may look at "red flag laws" to keep guns out of the hands of people deemed by a judge to be danger to themselves or others. After last week's fatal shooting of 10 people in a Houston-area high school, Abbott invited the Texas State Rifle Association, affiliated with the National Rifle Association, and Texas Gun Sense, which favors tighter gun laws, to join him in Austin, the state capital. Alice Tripp, legislative director of the Texas State Rifle Association, told reporters after the meeting she found "no common ground" with groups at the session supporting tougher gun laws.