At least 1 dead and another missing amid flooding in Llano County

At least 1 dead and another missing amid flooding in Llano County

LLANO, Texas — A body was found in a rain-swollen lake in Central Texas after fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues Tuesday following days of heavy rains. Video shows the bridge crumbling as it was overrun by the bloated, roiling Llano River in Kingsland, […]

Family of man who died in San Mateo sheriff's custody calls for use-of-force probe

Family of man who died in San Mateo sheriff's custody calls for use-of-force probe

36-year old Chinedu Okobi 36-year old Chinedu Okobi Photo: Okobi Family window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: ‘thumbnails-c’, container: ‘taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-3’, placement: ‘Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 3’, target_type: ‘mix’ }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); Family of man who died in San Mateo sheriff’s custody calls for use-of-force probe A 36-year-old black man who struggled with mental illness […]

'I shot a whole family of baboons': Idaho Fish and Game official resigns amid fury over Africa trophy hunting boasts

'I shot a whole family of baboons': Idaho Fish and Game official resigns amid fury over Africa trophy hunting boasts

‘I shot a whole family of baboons’: Idaho Fish and Game official resigns amid fury over Africa trophy hunting boasts  Washington Post Idaho Game Commissioner Resigns After Killing ‘Family Of Baboons’ In Africa  NPR Idaho Fish and Game commissioner resigns in wake of controversial photos of Africa hunt  USA TODAY Fish and Game commissioner hunts ‘family of baboons’ […]

US budget deficit expands to $779 billion in fiscal 2018 as spending surges

US budget deficit expands to $779 billion in fiscal 2018 as spending surges

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans have pledged their commitment to fiscal discipline, despite the fact that they passed a tax law projected to dramatically expand budget deficits last year and then authorized a boost in spending. In a statement, Mulvaney claimed that “America’s booming economy will create increased government revenues,” a point the GOP […]

Hillary Clinton: President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't abuse of power

Hillary Clinton: President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't abuse of power

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Trump Hints Pentagon Chief Mattis May Be Planning to Quit

Trump Hints Pentagon Chief Mattis May Be Planning to Quit

Trump Hints Pentagon Chief Mattis May Be Planning to Quit  Bloomberg President Trump says he is unsure if Defense Secretary Mattis will depart  Reuters Trump: Jim Mattis ‘sort of a Democrat’ and could quit as defense secretary soon  The Guardian Full coverage Source link

Unease sweeping the halls of Harvard on eve of race-based admissions suit

Unease sweeping the halls of Harvard on eve of race-based admissions suit

As Harvard University prepares to defend its selective, highly secretive admissions process in a Boston courtroom Monday, outside groups are marshaling their forces, with protesters descending on the city, and a rally planned outside the university’s iron gates. The high-stakes case accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants has reopened a sharp national debate over […]

Far From the Shattered Coast, Hurricane Michael Packed an Unexpected Punch

Far From the Shattered Coast, Hurricane Michael Packed an Unexpected Punch

MARIANNA, Fla. — After carving a path of despair along the coast of Florida’s Panhandle, Hurricane Michael drubbed the state’s inland rural communities. The storm struck them with such unexpected brutal force that it left residents and officials stunned — and facing a daunting recovery. That a ferocious storm could blast north from the Gulf […]

Twenty Years After His Brutal Murder, Matthew Shepard Will Be Buried at the Washington National Cathedral

Twenty Years After His Brutal Murder, Matthew Shepard Will Be Buried at the Washington National Cathedral

The kidnapping and brutal murder of Matthew Shepard in October 1998 served as a wakeup call for many Americans about the hate crimes being perpetuated against the gay community. Even at Shepard’s funeral service, there was no respite from the homophobic climate, as protestors arrived brandishing anti-gay signs. Fearing that their son’s grave would become […]

'I love him to death': Michelle Obama says George W. Bush is her 'partner in crime' at official functions

'I love him to death': Michelle Obama says George W. Bush is her 'partner in crime' at official functions

Eliza Relman, provided by Published 10:36 am PDT, Thursday, October 11, 2018 A warm embrace from Michelle Obama went a long way toward helping George W. Bush’s image. The friendship between the two “surprised everybody,” Bush told talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres. A warm embrace from Michelle Obama went a long way toward helping George W. Bush’s […]

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