Aliens. Masons. The Mob. Body doubles. "Umbrella man." An inside job. Long before there was "fake news," there was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the scores of conspiracy theories it ignited. One author estimated that conspiracy theorists have accused "42 groups, 82 assassins, and 214 people by name of being involved in the assassination." According to a 2013 poll, no less than 62 percent of Americans believe there was a broader plot beyond just Lee Harvey Oswald on the sixth floor overlooking Dealey plaza in Dallas.
Kenneth Andrew White was riding in the passenger seat of a van on Interstate 75 outside Flint, Michigan, last Wednesday when a six-pound rock sliced through the windshield, striking him in the chest and head, police said. The 32-year-old construction worker was pronounced dead at the hospital. "He was a good man and a good father," Amiee Cagle told news station WDIV Local 4. "For some senseless act, for it to be just a rock, just to take him so soon." She said the "stupid act" took away the father of their 5-year-old son and the "love of my life."
McDonald's is preparing to up the ante in the fast-food price wars. The world's largest restaurant chain, facing heavy competition in the U.S., will launch a new value-priced menu nationally next year. The lineup will offer items for $1, $2 and $3, the company said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., accused President Donald Trump of "debasing" the country with his "untruths," "name-calling" and "attempted bullying," escalating his criticism of the president and heightening their feud just as Trump arrived on Capitol Hill to meet with GOP senators about tax legislation. "For young people to be watching, not only here in our country, but around the world, someone of this mentality as president of the United States is something that is I think debasing to our country," said Corker, who spent the morning lambasting Trump in media interviews.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., will retire from the Senate at the end of his term, saying he was out of step with his party in the era of President Donald Trump. "There may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party," Flake told the Arizona Republic. "This spell will pass, but not by next year." Two Republicans familiar with Flake's plans confirmed that the senator will retire at the end of 2018.
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators have voted to eliminate a long-standing rule covering radio and television stations, in a move that could ultimately reshape America's media landscape. The regulation, which was first adopted almost 80 years ago, requires broadcasters to have a physical studio in or near the areas where they have a license to transmit TV or radio signals. Known as the "main studio rule," the regulation ensured that residents of a community could have a say in their local broadcast station's operations.
The father of a 3-year-old Texas girl missing since Oct. 7 told police that he watched his daughter choke on milk and die, then removed her body from the home, according to an arrest affidavit. The graphic statements from Wesley Mathews were revealed in an arrest warrant released by Richardson, Texas, police on Tuesday morning. Mathews "had been trying to get the 3 year old girl to drink her milk in the garage" early on Oct. 7, the affidavit said. "Wesley Mathews said she wouldn't listen to him."
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz created some buzz for himself in Week 5 against Arizona, throwing four touchdowns en route to a 34-7 rout over the Cardinals. A few days later he threw three touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers on national television, injecting him into the conversation as the most valuable player in the league. After Monday night's performance in Philadelphia's 34-24 win over the Washington Redskins, Wentz should now be considered the MVP favorite.
For the sprawling effort to restore Puerto Rico's crippled electrical grid, the territory's state-owned utility has turned to a two-year-old company from Montana that had just two full-time employees on the day Hurricane Maria made landfall. The company, Whitefish Energy, said last week that it had signed a $300 million contract with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority to repair and reconstruct large portions of the island's electrical infrastructure. The contract is the biggest yet issued in the troubled relief effort.
Robert "Kid Rock" Ritchie's months-long flirtation with a Republican Senate bid in Michigan appeared to come to an end Tuesday, Oct. 24, in an interview with Howard Stern - moments before the rapper-singer suggested that he could still run if he felt disrespected by the press. "F- no, I'm not running for Senate. Are you kidding me?" Kid Rock said on Stern's SiriusXM show. "Who couldn't figure that out? I'm releasing a new album. I'm going on tour, too."