U.S. Two employees at a daycare in North Carolina have been fired after being accused of injuring a child by taping shoes to her feet. Jessica Hayes posted photos to Facebook on May 16 of her 17-month-old daughter with her shoes taped on, along with pictures showing her daughter’s swollen and bruised feet. “Does anyone see an issue with this? And am I the only one?” Hayes wrote in the photo caption. In a follow up post, Hayes accused workers at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Day Care in Elkin, North Carolina, of taping her daughter’s shoes on. Recommended Slideshows 53 In Pictures: The Royal Brothers, Prince Harry the Groom and Prince William the Best Man 26 25 Weird Royal Rules Meghan Markle Must Now Follow 51 Royal Wedding: 50 Things to Know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Upcoming Marriage “I am upset that this happened to my child as someone was clearly upset that she was learning [to] take her shoes off and … [Read more...] about North Carolina Daycare Employees Fired For Taping Shoes to Children’s Feet
U.S. Jeff Flake Donald Trump Outspoken Republican Senator for Arizona, Jeff Flake delivered the Class Day speech at Harvard Law School on Wednesday, May 23, in front of assembled staff and students. Flake, who is not running for re-election, intensified his criticisms of President Donald Trump and told the students "we may have hit bottom." Read the full text below. Dean Manning, graduates, Class Marshalls, families and faculty: It is such an honor to stand before you today, on this very special day of celebration and accomplishment for you and your families, in this annual season of advice-giving. That is why I am here. I am very much hoping you can give me some advice. Related: Jeff Flake eyes challenge to Trump: "Things can unravel pretty fast" for the president Recommended Slideshows 53 In Pictures: The Royal Brothers, Prince Harry the Groom and Prince William the Best Man 26 25 Weird Royal Rules Meghan Markle Must Now Follow 51 Royal Wedding: 50 … [Read more...] about Trump Has ‘Bottomless Appetite for Destruction,’ Jeff Flake Tells Harvard Law School: Speech in Full
U.S. Florida Tampa BayPolice arrested three males after a high-speed street race along a boulevard in Tampa Bay, Florida, killed a mother pushing her toddler daughter in a stroller across the road. The young girl sustained serious injuries.Jessica Reisinger, 24, from Jeromesville, Ohio, was rushed to hospital with her 21-month-old daughter, Lillia Raubenolt. Reisinger was declared dead by doctors. They continue to treat Raubenolt.Cameron Coyle Herrin, 18, Tristan Christopher Herrin, 20, and John Alexander Barrineau, 17, all of Tampa, were arrested and charged by Tampa Bay Police Department. The incident took place Wednesday, May 23 at 11:43 a.m.“A 2018 black Ford Mustang driven by Cameron Herrin was driving northbound on Bayshore Boulevard,” Tampa police said.Recommended Slideshows53In Pictures: The Royal Brothers, Prince Harry the Groom and Prince William the Best Man2625 Weird Royal Rules Meghan Markle Must Now Follow51Royal Wedding: 50 Things to Know about Prince Harry … [Read more...] about Tampa Street Racers Kill Mother Pushing Toddler in a Stroller, Police Say
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByRichard Fausset and Alan Blinder May 23, 2018 ATLANTA — Stacey Abrams, who won the Democratic primary for governor, was born and raised in Mississippi. But in many ways she is a product of Georgia’s capital city, which she once represented in the state House of Representatives. Atlanta is a place black people call a mecca — home to black colleges, black culture, black businesses and black political power. It is, in short, a city where a woman like Ms. Abrams — a Yale-educated, unapologetically liberal, African-American transplant — does not stand out at all. But now Ms. Abrams, the first black woman in American history to win a major political party’s nomination for governor, must run statewide in a general election against one of the two conservative white Republicans locked in a … [Read more...] about There Are Two Georgias. One Just Made History.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByChristina Caron May 23, 2018 Lupe Valdez made history on Tuesday night by becoming the first Latina and the first openly gay person to win a major party’s nomination for governor in Texas, narrowly defeating Andrew White, a Houston businessman, in the Democratic primary runoff. “I’m extremely honored,” Ms. Valdez said on Wednesday, adding that she had been up since 4 a.m. responding to congratulatory texts and emails, followed by a three-mile walk with her dogs. “I guess I was a little full of energy,” she said. Ms. Valdez, 70, a former Dallas County sheriff, will face off against Gov. Greg Abbott, the Republican incumbent with a $41 million war chest, who is expected to win in November. It has been nearly 30 years since Texas voters elected a Democrat as governor. “This … [Read more...] about Lupe Valdez Prepares to Face Greg Abbott in Texas: ‘This Election Is Not Going to Be Bought’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByCharlie Savage May 23, 2018 WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. came under fire from electronic privacy and security advocates on Wednesday after acknowledging that it has repeatedly exaggerated the number of locked smartphones and other mobile electronic devices it has been unable to access because of encryption, including in congressional testimony and public speeches. The miscount, which the bureau said was because of an inadvertent programming error in a system that gathered statistics from F.B.I. databases, was a significant embarrassment at a time when the bureau has been pushing for a legal mandate that tech companies build unlocking tools into such devices for law-enforcement access to potential evidence. Electronic privacy and security activists have opposed the F.B.I.’s push to mandate an unlocking … [Read more...] about F.B.I. Admits Overstating Locked Phone Problem, and Critics Pounce
U.S. donald trump jr National Anthem NFL The NFL announced on Wednesday a shift in its policy regarding the national anthem after the season prior was, in many ways, defined by kneeling protests from players looking to raise awareness of the oppression of people of color in the United States. Donald Trump Jr.—who is, of course, the son of President Donald Trump—took this news as a victory for the former reality star turned commander-in-chief. He tweeted "STILL NOT SICK OF #WINNING!!!!" in response to an Associated Press post that read, "BREAKING: NFL owners approve policy allowing players to stay in locker room for national anthem, but they must stand if on field." Recommended Slideshows 53 In Pictures: The Royal Brothers, Prince Harry the Groom and Prince William the Best Man 26 25 Weird Royal Rules Meghan Markle Must Now Follow 51 Royal Wedding: 50 Things to Know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Upcoming Marriage … [Read more...] about NFL National Anthem Rule Change is a Win for Donald Trump, According to Donald Jr.
U.S. Midterms Pink Wave Women Candidates Democrats Women are quickly become the Democrats' best shot at winning back the House in November, after cleaning up in their primaries so far this cycle. After the last three weeks of primaries, along with March's contests in Texas and Illinois, women made up more than 40 percent of the Democratic Party's House nominees, according to new data from NBC News. That number is more than double that of 2010, the first midterm election of President Barack Obama's tenure. That year Democrats lost six seats in the Senate and 63 in the House, costing them control of the latter—which they have yet to regain. To make up the ground, Democrats need to hold onto the seats they have and flip another 23, a job largely up to the women candidates who have already won primaries in several critical districts for the party. In Pennsylvania last week, first-time candidate Chrissy Houlahan, who ran unopposed, won the party's … [Read more...] about Women Make Up 40 Percent of Democratic Nominees So Far in 2018 House Midterms
U.S. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that she doesn’t appreciate the narrative that pegs her as untruthful. “It certainly bothers me,” said Sanders to The New York Times Magazine about her “liar rap.” “There’s a difference between misspeaking or not knowing something than maliciously lying.” President Donald Trump and his administration have garnered a reputation for not being honest, and the president’s proxies have faced criticism for it. Earlier this month, Sanders got into hot water after having to backtrack on the White House’s evolving narratives regarding a hush payment Trump’s personal lawyer made to adult film star Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels. Trump and members of his team, including Sanders, denied that the president reimbursed his lawyer, Michael Cohen. Former mayor of New York City and fresh member of Trump’s outside counsel Rudy Giuliani … [Read more...] about Sarah Huckabee Sanders Doesn’t Like Her ‘Liar Rap’: ‘It Certainly Bothers Me’
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Opponents of a Ten Commandments display at the Arkansas state Capitol filed federal lawsuits Wednesday to have the monument removed, arguing it's an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by governmentSeparate complaints were filed challenging the display, which was installed on the Capitol grounds last month. A 2015 law required the state to allow the privately funded monument. The monument was reinstalled last month after the original version was destroyed by a man who crashed his car into it.The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas sued on behalf of four Arkansas residents — three who identify themselves as agnostics and one as atheist — who are members of a walking and cycling club whose routes include the state Capitol grounds. The group asked that the monument and the law requiring its installation be ruled unconstitutional."Viewing the context surrounding both the Act and the resulting Ten Commandments Monument makes it likely that … [Read more...] about Lawsuits seek removal of Arkansas Ten Commandments display