Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by BySarah Mervosh July 18, 2018 The remains of dozens of people found at a construction site in Texas this year are mostly likely those of African-Americans who were forced to work on a plantation there around the turn of the 20th century, officials said this week. That finding, announced Monday, opens a window onto a little-remembered period in which blacks in certain Southern states were essentially treated like slaves post-emancipation. The remains of about 95 people were discovered early this year on a construction site outside Houston, where the Fort Bend Independent School District is building a new school, according to school district officials and court records. This week, archaeologists announced that the bones were most likely those of African-American laborers who worked as part of the so-called convict lease … [Read more...] about Remains of Blacks Forced Into Labor After Slavery Are Discovered in Texas
U.S. Martha Roby Donald Trump U.S. Representative Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, surviving ongoing backlash over comments she made in the closing days of the 2016 presidential election that then-candidate Donald Trump was not fit to be president.The four-term incumbent is now set to represent the Republican party in the November midterm elections after defeating Bobby Bright, a one-time Democrat who tried to appeal to Trump supporters. Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) delivers remarks during a news conference with fellow House Republicans at the Republican Party Headquarters on Capitol Hill February 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, July, 17. Chip Somodevilla/Getty During the 2016 election, Roby boldly called for Trump to "step aside" after the now-infamous Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump could be heard making lewd comments about women, emerged. Recommended Slideshows7650 Highest Paying Jobs in … [Read more...] about Who Is Martha Roby? Alabama GOP Congresswoman and Trump Critic Survives Primary Runoff
U.S. Las Vegas Mass Shootings stephen paddock MGM Resorts International has faced a flood of criticism after the company filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting in a bid to avoid liability, with many announcing they will be boycotting their hotels and resorts in future.The company is not seeking money from any of the victims of last October’s attack which left 58 dead and more than 850 injured, but instead hoping to dismiss all claims against it.MGM, which owns both the Mandalay Bay hotel where gunman Stephen Paddock fired from and the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, argues it has “no liability of any kind to defendants” under a federal law brought forward in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks.The 2002 Safety Act offers companies protection when a terrorist attack or incident of mass violence occurs if they use protection services certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.Recommended … [Read more...] about Boycott MGM: Hotel Owner Plans to Sue Las Vegas Shooting Victims Sparks Outrage
U.S. Donald Trump Vladimir Putin Russia Probe President Donald Trump refused to use the word “adversary” to describe Russia during an interview, pointing to how Russia helped the U.S. during the Second World War and saying he wanted the countries to “live in peace.”Asked by Fox News host Tucker Carlson whether the president viewed Russia as the U.S.’s chief adversary, Trump replied: “I don’t want to use the word 'adversary.' We can work together, everybody can do well, and we can live in peace."His refusal to describe Russia as an adversary comes shortly after his attempt to walk back controversial comments made following a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, when he appeared to suggest he believed Putin’s denials on election meddling over information provided by his own intelligence agencies. President Donald Trump refused to use the word "adversary" to describe Russia. Reuters Recommended … [Read more...] about Trump Refuses to Call Russia an Adversary Because They ‘Really Helped Us’ During World War Two
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByCaitlin Dickerson July 18, 2018 The kidnappings and mass killings were a fact of daily life for Francisco Miguel-Francisco, a young man living in Cerro Martín, a small village tucked into the indigenous highlands of Guatemala. He grew up in fear of the warring factions that battled for control of the region and that would kill without hesitation for a transgression as small as sharing food or water across enemy lines. Fed up and desperate, he set out for the United States in 1984 and won asylum. He now lives in Arizona as a legal permanent resident with his daughter, who goes to an American school and speaks unaccented English. Three decades later, his son Miguel, who had been left behind in Guatemala, began his own journey away from a life that had become intolerable. Miguel reached Arizona on May 15, 2018, to … [Read more...] about Closed for Business: Trump Administration Moves to Shrink Grounds for Asylum
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by One question has made and broken Republican campaigns so far this year: To embrace President Trump, or to oppose him? ByMaggie Astor July 18, 2018 For Republicans running in competitive primaries this year, one question has loomed above all others: To embrace President Trump, or to oppose him? This choice can make or break a campaign. Already, repeatedly, it has. For pro-Trump insurgents, the scorecard is full of upsets — and for anti-Trump incumbents, startling defeats. Representative Martha Roby of Alabama narrowly escaped that fate on Tuesday, winning a primary runoff that she was forced into because nearly two years ago, she called on Mr. Trump to drop out of the presidential race in response to the “Access Hollywood” tape in which he bragged about groping women. If not for her efforts since … [Read more...] about Martha Roby Won. Here’s How Other Pro- and Anti-Trump Republicans Are Faring.
U.S. Donald Trump Air Force One Boeing President Donald Trump said the new Air Force One planes will be daubed in red, white and blue paint, a departure from the traditional blue and white color scheme used since President John F. Kennedy, the first leader to have a jet exclusively for presidential use. "Boeing gave us a good deal. And we were able to take that," Trump told CBS News. "But I said, 'I wonder if we should use the same baby blue colors?' And we're not… Air Force One is going to be incredible. It's gonna be the top of the line, the top in the world. And it's gonna be red, white and blue, which I think is appropriate." The two new 747-8 aircraft will be made by Boeing at a “fixed” cost of $3.9 billion. The White House announced its deal with Boeing in February, claiming it will save American taxpayers money on previous plans to replace the current Air Force One fleet. Now Boeing has formally secured the contract. According to Boeing, the 747-8 is the … [Read more...] about Trump Announces New Air Force One: Red, White and Blue and at $3.9 Billion Not Cheap
U.S. July Fourth and the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest might be over, but that doesn’t mean hot dog season is done. July is actually hot dog month, and National Hot Dog Day is celebrated on July 18. Americans eat roughly 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day and 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. The history of the hot dog varies depending on whom you ask. There’s some disagreement over whether they originated in Frankfurt, Germany, or Vienna, Austria, according to the NHDSC. Hot dogs could be up to 500 years old and were most likely created as a variation of sausages across Europe. The first hot dog stand in Coney Island, New York, was opened in 1871. The food was a ballpark staple by the 1890s, according to the NHDSC. Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And … [Read more...] about National Hot Dog Day 2018 Deals: 7-Eleven, Dog Haus
U.S. crime CaliforniaA woman has been arrested after leading police on a dramatic high-speed chase across San Diego County into Orange County, before finally stopping in Los Angeles.California Highway Patrol (CHP) initially tried to pull over the driver of a red Nissan SUV for speeding through El Cajon in San Diego County on California State Route 52, reports Fox 5.The driver then continued to flee on the westbound 52 Freeway before eventually crossing over onto northbound 5 Freeway in Orange County, with several patrol vehicles still in pursuit.The suspect at times weaved in and out of other cars' paths on the freeway at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour, reports KABC.Recommended Slideshows7650 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States80In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average Salary7675 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. HistoryBy around 9:25 p.m., the chase was continuing down 5 Freeway past the 91 Freeway interchange into the Buena Park area, … [Read more...] about California Highway Patrol High-speed I-5 Chase Latest: Officers Pursue SUV From San Diego to L.A.
U.S. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sparked widespread debate after describing Israel's presence in the West Bank, a Palestinian territory, as an "occupation" during a television interview. In an interview with PBS Firing Line host Margaret Hoover, Ocasio-Cortez said "what people are starting to see, at least in the occupation of Palestine, is just an increasing crisis of humanitarian condition. That, to me, is just where I tend to come from on this issue." Asked to explain what she meant by her use of the word "occupation," Ocasio-Cortez said: "Oh, I think what I meant is that the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas and places where Palestinians are experiencing difficulty in access to their housing and homes." Congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands with Zephyr Teachout after endorsing her for New York City Public Advocate on July 12, 2018 in New … [Read more...] about Ocasio-Cortez Slams Israeli Occupation, Walks It Back: I Am ‘Not The Expert’