When Kelly Lisenbee checked Facebook on Sunday night, she saw the same message repeated by many of her friends: "If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too' as a status, we might give men a sense of the magnitude of the problem. #MeToo"
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his nominee to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., was under fire in the wake of revelations in a Washington Post/"60 Minutes" investigation that the lawmaker helped steer legislation in Congress making it harder for the Drug Enforcement Administration to act against giant drug companies. "Rep.Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar. Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman!
A father in Georgia who had prepared to donate a kidney to his 2-year-old son said last week that he is being forced to wait after a recent stint in county jail. Anthony Dickerson's son, A.J., was born without kidneys and Dickerson, who is a perfect match, was ready to donate one of his, he told NBC affiliate WXIA. He was arrested days before the planned transplant but released from Gwinnett County Jail this month to undergo surgery. Now, he said, the transplant center at Emory University Hospital has put it on hold - in a case that one expert called befuddling.
North Korea warned that a nuclear war "may break out any moment" as the U.S. and South Korea began one of the largest joint naval drills off both the east and west coasts of the peninsula. Kim In Ryong, North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, said on Monday that his nation had become a "full-fledged nuclear power which possesses the delivery means of various ranges" and warned that "the entire U.S. mainland is within our firing range." He also called North Korea "a responsible nuclear state."
PHILADELPHIA - An emotional Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., launched a thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump's global stewardship Monday night, using a notable award ceremony to condemn "people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems." McCain said that "some half-baked, spurious nationalism" should be considered "as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history."
Jon and Helen Cluett were stranded with their four children, ages 6, 8, 10 and 12. The family of six was spending a vacation camping in the Scottish Highlands. But on Friday, Oct. 13, Jon Cluett woke up and walked out of his hut on Loch Eilt to find that their 16-foot red canoe had disappeared, likely washed away by the river, the Associated Press reported. "The entire area was underwater. The rocks I'd tied the boat to were pulled apart and the boat was gone," Cluett, a pastor from Stirling - 120 miles away - told the BBC.
Three-year-old Sadie Grace Andrews and her siblings wanted to run around. During a family outing Saturday afternoon, the preschooler was playing in a grassy area outside a Bruster's ice cream shop in Auburn, Alabama, when she stepped on an unsecured lid to an underground grease pit, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said. Harris said surveillance footage showed the lid flip up and the young child fall straight down into the grease pit. The lid then landed, upside down, on top of the hole. "It all happened in a matter of seconds," the coroner told The Washington Post.
T-Mobile and Sprint appear to be edging ever closer to a merger, with a new report from CNBC suggesting the two companies could announce a deal in late October or early November.
In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics onto the nation's streets. By then, the opioid war had claimed 200,000 lives, more than three times the number of U.S. military deaths in the Vietnam War. Overdose deaths continue to rise. There is no end in sight.
Here are some of the things Martha Stewart has done on her new show with Snoop Dogg: She has worn a blinged-out cheese grater on a chain around her neck. She has drunk out of what can only be described as a pimp cup. She has taste-tested a stoner recipe for a pizza omelet. She has name-dropped Escoffier. She has not flinched when Rick Ross said to her audience, "I wanna make some noise for Martha because baby got back."