Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker has gone from hoping aloud that everyone would just move on from his team's cheating scandal to acknowledging that the topic will linger
The Trump administration has left an organization created in honor of Chris Stevens, the US ambassador killed in the 2012 Benghazi attack, out of its next budget. The fiscal 2021 budget proposal eliminates the $5 million requested for the nonprofit Stevens Initiative, part of the $420 million cut from the...
Highlights of this day in history: The Civil War's Battle of Fort Donelson; the Georgia crematory case; John Demjanjuk goes on trial; America's first 911 call; and the NHL scraps the rest of its season. (Feb. 16)
Newser reports a 66-year-old woman was arrested Saturday evening at a hotel in Louisiana. The arrest came after a rather extraordinary day on the lam with her 12-year-old granddaughter. Police say that an armed Evelyn Miller on Friday afternoon when she walked into a hospital in Jefferson Parish. Apparently, her intention was to walk out with Adreana Miller. When hospital staff attempted to prevent her from leaving with the child, she pointed a firearm at several of them. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office While escaping the building, she pushed one nurse to the ground and struck a security guard with her vehicle. Evelyn Miller will be extradited to Jefferson Parish; she is charged with suspicion of kidnapping.
5 Things to Know About Presidents' Day Before you celebrate America's past leaders this year on February 17, here are some facts about the holiday. 1. Presidents' Day celebrates the birthday of America's first president, George Washington. 2. It doesn't always fall on his official birthday, as it is recognized on February's third Monday. 3. Based on the Julian calendar, the National Archives states Washington was born on February 11, 1731. When the Gregorian calendar began being used in 1752, his birthday was changed to February 22. 3. Some states also observe Abraham Lincoln's birthday, which is on February 12, as a holiday. 4. The federal government has never officially designated the holiday as "Presidents' Day." It says that other names can be used by states and local governments. 5. It is also a huge day for shoppers and sales just like Black Friday.
Kensington Palace; Chris Jackson/Getty Images Kate Middleton gave her first-ever podcast interview, speaking with "Happy Mum, Happy Baby" host Giovanna Fletcher. In an episode that aired Saturday, the duchess spoke about the UK-wide, parenting-centric survey she launched, called "5 Big Questions on the Under Fives." The duchess talked about being a first-time mother to Prince George, saying it was "terrifying" to greet the public outside of the hospital after he was born. Middleton also revealed that it "wasn't that quiet" in the first moments after bringing Prince George home.
Six mass graves containing more than 6,000 bodies—and thousands of bullets—have been uncovered in Burundi. It's the largest discovery of victims since the nation's Truth and Reconciliation Commission began a nationwide excavation last month, Reuters reports. The commission was launched in 2014 to examine atrocities from the...
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Take a Break From Royal Work Prince William and Kate Middleton are pausing their royal duties during February because Prince George and his sister will be on half-term break from school between February 17th and February 21st. The Duke and Duchess have been very busy over recent weeks, and an insider has even claimed that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's decision to quit as senior members of the royal family has brought them closer together. Source, to 'Us Weekly' Source, to 'Us Weekly'
Here's the latest for Saturday, February 15th: Virus death in France; US to fly home Americans stuck on quarantined ship in Japan; UK troops help as residents brace for Storm Dennis; Historic craft of lacquer painting survives in village factory.
A University of Oklahoma journalism professor is in hot water after using the n-word in class—and claiming that the phrase "OK boomer" is comparable to the racial slur. Peter Gade , who has been on the school's faculty since 1998, is director of graduate studies at the Gaylord College of...
Rockies star Nolan Arenado said he never went as far as to request a trade this winter in the wake of feeling a “disrespect” from the club given he was part of trade discussions this offseason
The official count of US service members who suffered brain injuries in an Iranian attack at a base in Iraq last month has gone up several times. Part of the reason, the New York Times reports, is that there's still no reliable way of diagnosing a brain injury. Major research...
US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was on the campaign trail in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and took aim at billionaires and the 1% of wealthy Americans.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said on Sunday he isn’t taking “lectures on family values” from Rush Limbaugh. It's a slap to conservative figures who have attacked the Democratic presidential candidate over his homosexuality. Limbaugh recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump. Limbaugh suggested that Buttigieg’s youth and same-sex marriage could be an issue for voters in November if he were to secure the Democratic nomination. Buttigieg defended his marriage during an interview with host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday. I'm proud of my marriage. And I'm proud of my husband. And I am saddened for what the Republican Party has become if they embrace that kind of homophobic rhetoric.
Justin Bieber Makes Donation to Battle Coronavirus The singer took to Instagram to share his plans to donate to the Beijing Chunmiao Children Aid Formation in the wake of the virus. Justin Bieber, via Instagram Justin Bieber, via Instagram Justin Bieber, via Instagram According to 'The New York Times,' there have been at least 63,851 confirmed cases, with the majority occurring in mainland China. There have been at least 13 confirmed cases in the United States.
The U.S., along with other countries have evacuated citizens from Wuhan, China, due to the coronavirus outbreak which has killed over 1,300 people and infected over 64,000. Business Insider says that American evacuees are being quarantined for 14 days. The CDC says the virus' incubation period ranges from two days to two weeks. The evacuees will go to one of the 15 US military bases that have been approved by the Department of Defense and CDC to use as quarantine camps. There are five primary military bases being used. Three in California, one each in Colorado, Nebraska, and Texas. The locations can hold up to 1,000 quarantined people.
Elizabeth Warren posted a short video of Ashley Judd calling supporters of the presidential candidate to thank them for donations and that might have been that. Except that Judd's face appeared puffy in the video, prompting an avalanche of online trolls to question how much work the actress had done—...
1,700 Medical Workers in China Infected With Coronavirus For the first time, China has disclosed that of the 1,716 workers who have contracted the virus, six have died. Zeng Yixin, deputy director of the National Health Commission, said that infected workers represented 3.8 percent of China’s confirmed cases. Researchers have been frustrated by the difficulty of finding a cure or effective methods of treatment. A senior health official in Wuhan believes that blood plasma from patients who have recovered from the virus may treat those who are still sick. China National Biotec Group, a state-owned company under the Ministry of Health, has said using human antibodies “can significantly reduce the mortality of critically ill patients.”