Even veteran storm chasers are saying they're truly shocked by the extreme devastation wrought by Hurricane Michael, the worst storm to hit the U.S.in over 25 years and the most powerful ever in the Florida Panhandle. As it barreled northward Thursday morning toward the Carolinas, residents in the Panhandle region emerged to assess the damage…
Donald Trump turned on Saudi Arabia Tuesday, telling White House reporters that the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the “worst cover-up in history.” Trump later told the Wall Street Journal that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) likely knew about the assassination — but made sure to clear King Salman of any culpability. “The…
Turkey’s currency took another hit Friday after Donald Trump threatened further sanctions unless Ankara releases the American pastor it is holding on terror charges. The lira weakened by more than 6 percent against the dollar, following the president’s tweet about Andrew Brunson, an evangelical pastor who has been detained for nearly two years. “They are…
Three of the highest-performing seniors at Glen Ridge High School in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, are involved in so many extracurriculars that they all lost count when asked to recite them. They’re ranked among the top 10 in a class that’s placed over a third of its students in the National Honor Society. Despite the…
“Not only do they not know we’re cops — they don’t even know we’re white!” That’s what then-Detective Frankie Caruso told a newspaper back in 1993 when he went undercover in blackface for the Baton Rouge Police Department. Now the department is apologizing for employing blackface years ago in predominantly black neighborhoods to trick prospective…
Lying in the bed of a Best Western hotel that he and his family evacuated to one night in the middle of September, Rory Parker, 47, wondered if he had the fight to make it through another hurricane. “We were promised the help that we were supposed to get,” Parker said. “We were promised it.…
Republican and Democratic lawmakers reached a preliminary deal Monday to avoid another government shutdown — but there is no guarantee that President Donald Trump will sign it. The agreement includes $1.375 billion for 55 miles of fencing along the border, far short of the $5.7 billion Trump demanded to build more than 200 miles of…
Last month, Border Patrol arrested more than 51,000 people trying to cross the U.S. southern border as President Trump toured the country in a series of campaign rallies that touted his proposed border wall and disdain for a caravan of Central American refugees. The Department of Homeland Security blamed the slight uptick in border apprehensions…
A number of Senate Republicans have long argued that there’s no need for any fancy new legislation to protect special counsel Bob Mueller’s Russia investigation, because President Trump was never really going to fire him. Then Trump swapped his old attorney general, Jeff Sessions, last week for Sessions’ deputy, Matthew Whitaker, who’s been openly hostile…
Republican Senator John McCain died Saturday after a fight with brain cancer. He was 81. The son and grandson of admirals, McCain entered the Naval Academy as kind of a screw-up. He graduated fifth from the bottom of his class. Nine years later he was serving in Vietnam when his Navy dive-bomber was shot down…
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