Jemele Hill will return from her ESPN suspension on Monday, a little more than two weeks after the network sanctioned her for suggesting that NFL fans could boycott advertisers and vendors associated with the Dallas Cowboys, whose owner Jerry Jones has ordered players to stand for the national anthem or be benched .
WASHINGTON - In the two months since Stephen Bannon was shunted from the White House and returned to the helm of Breitbart News, the former chief strategist has declared "a season of war" on establishment Republicans and even worked to help a Senate candidate opposed by President Donald Trump. Yet Bannon and Trump are anything but estranged. Instead, they have remained in frequent contact, chatting as often as several times a week, according to multiple associates of both of them.
Just in time for Halloween, Chapman University has released it's fourth annual survey of American fears. Among other things, the survey asks respondents how afraid they are of over 70 different scary subjects, running the gamut from spiders to medical bills to thermonuclear war. Relative to last year, the list shows there's been a shift in anxieties with the dawn of the Trump administration. "The 2017 list of fears clearly reflects political unrest and uncertainty in the wake of Donald Trump's election as president," the study's authors wrote.
Three men were charged with attempted homicide after they argued with a group of people protesting a white nationalist's speech in Gainesville, Florida, and fired a shot at them, police said Friday. Shortly after Richard Spencer's speech Thursday at the University of Florida - which generated so much controversy that the governor declared a state of emergency days before the event - a silver Jeep pulled up to a group of protesters near a bus stop and started to argue with them, according to the Gainesville Police Department.
TOKYO - Have North Korea's nuclear tests become so big that they've altered the geological structure of the land? Some analysts now see signs that Mount Mantap, the 7,200-foot-high peak under which North Korea detonates its nuclear bombs, is suffering from "tired mountain syndrome." The mountain visibly shifted during the last nuclear test, an enormous detonation that was recorded as a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in North Korea's northeast. Since then, the area, which is not known for natural seismic activity, has had three more quakes.
Centroamericano, a new variety of coffee plant, hasn't sparked the buzz of, say, Starbucks's latest novelty latte. But it may be the coolest thing in brewing: a tree that can withstand the effects of climate change. Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, a crop that requires specific temperatures to flourish and that is highly sensitive to a range of pests. So scientists are racing to develop more tenacious strains of one of the world's most beloved beverages.
Fox News ran a story on Oct. 8 about a decorated Vietnam War Navy SEAL and glass artist who created an enormous presidential glass seal he hoped to give to President Donald Trump. On Thursday, 11 days later, the network retracted the story after being told the Trump supporter never served in Vietnam at all, much less earned commendations for his service. In the segment, John Garafalo said he served in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Navy SEAL team. Fox News reported that he also received two Purple Hearts and about two dozen other medals for his service.
Former president George W. Bush on Thursday delivered a rare political speech in which he warned of threats to American democracy and a decay of civic engagement, a message that was interpreted as a rebuke of President Donald Trump's divisive leadership style. At a New York forum sponsored by his presidential center, Bush offered a blunt assessment of a political system corrupted by "conspiracy theories and outright fabrication" in which nationalism has been "distorted into nativism."
WASHINGTON - The Senate approved the Republican-backed budget Thursday night, a major step forward for the GOP effort to enact tax cuts. The budget's passage will allow the GOP to use a procedural maneuver to pass tax legislation through the Senate with 50 or more votes, removing the need for support from Democratic senators.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Richard Spencer came to the University of Florida hoping to spread his white nationalist ideas, but his speech was instead quickly drowned out Thursday by a hailstorm of chants, shouting and mockery. At one point, Spencer said, "You know that what I am saying here will change the world." At another point, he described the audience as a mob. People chanted, "Black lives matter!" and "Go home, Spencer!" "Are you adults?" Spencer asked. "It doesn't look like it." Spencer called the crowd "shrieking and grunting morons."