U.S. Noose found inside Smithsonian's African-American museum
Author: 0 Noose found inside Smithsonian's African-American museum

Nooses are often used to intimidate African Americans, evoking an era of lynching and subjugation. On Wednesday, visitors to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington , D.C, found a noose lying on the floor in one of the galleries, BuzzFeed News reports .

U.S. White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is out
Author: 0 White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is out

But Dubke, during his short stint in the White House was so behind-the-scenes as to seem totally nonexistent. Another Trump adviser said the White House would be doing more off-camera briefings to curb "grandstanding" by reporters. Martin Schulz, leader of the centre-left Social Democrats, told reporters Mr Trump was "the destroyer of all Western values", adding that the United States president was undermining the peaceful co-operation of nations based on mutual respect and tolerance.

U.S. Karen Handel, Jon Ossoff to debate live on WSB
Author: 0 Karen Handel, Jon Ossoff to debate live on WSB

Griffin generated an overwhelming negative public reaction after publishing a photo shoot Tuesday in which she poses with a bloody replica of President Trump's severed head. There's a reason 95 percent of Ossoff's campaign donors are out-of-state liberals. Ossoff leads with younger voters, age 18-39, while Handel has the edge with older voters, over age 65.

U.S. Portland mayor wants upcoming alt-right rallies canceled
Author: 0 Portland mayor wants upcoming alt-right rallies canceled

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Monday that the "alt-right demonstrations" would only fuel hatred and fear during a time of tragedy. "It was really troubling to hear Mayor Wheeler talking about how hate speech is not constitutionally protected", dos Santos said, "because that is just legally wrong".

Author: 0 Flynn and Trump lawyer subpoenaed over Russia investigation

Trump made a similar claim in a tweet early Tuesday: "Russian officials must be laughing at the USA & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News". On Wednesday, the House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas - four related to the investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and three to the "unmasking" of Trump associates during the presidential transition.

Author: 0 Comey to Testify Trump Strong-Armed Him on Flynn Probe

A source told CNN Wednesday that Comey is also expected to address his private conversations with Trump, where Trump reportedly asked him to kill his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . A spokeswoman for Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr told ABC News Wednesday afternoon "The Committee welcomes the testimony of former director Comey, but does not have an announcement to make at this time".

U.S. Trump budget promotes welfare for the rich
Author: 0 Trump budget promotes welfare for the rich

While the House passed a health-care bill, Republicans in the Senate appear intent on ripping it up and starting over with their own plan before they vote to send it back to the House. Democrats countered it underestimates revenues and prioritizes tax cuts for businesses over protecting the state's most vulnerable residents. Democrats, who complained the plan fails to meet the needs of the state's most vulnerable residents, are offering a series of amendments, all of which are failing along ...

Author: 0 For First Time In Four Years, Solo Speller Claims National Bee Crown

Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Ananya, a three-time California State Elementary Spelling Bee champion , was among an elite group of 15 spellers competing Thursday in the nail-biting finalist rounds - three from Texas, two from California and one each from North Carolina, Alabama, Illinois, Virginia, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Jersey.

U.S. CNN cuts ties with Kathy Griffin over video
Author: 0 CNN cuts ties with Kathy Griffin over video

In a video posted on social media on Tuesday night, Griffin said she crossed the line and that the image was too disturbing. "I went too far", she said. I think she wants to get attention. The blowback was immediate, and the 56-year-old comedian was subsequently let go by CNN , where she routinely hosted their New Year's Eve special, alongside Anderson Cooper , for the last 10 years.

U.S. JFK's life, legacy is celebrated on his centennial
Author: 0 JFK's life, legacy is celebrated on his centennial

Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston to kick off the 6th Annual Presidents Day Family Festival. Before winning the presidency in 1960, Kennedy attended Harvard University, served in the Navy during World War Two, and won seats in both the House and Senate.

U.S. Amazon to open new warehouse in Sumner
Author: 0 Amazon to open new warehouse in Sumner

Once completed, the building will be over 350,000 square feet in size. The company says employees will receive competitive hourly wages and benefits. Programs for regular full-time employees also include Career Choice, where Amazon will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields.

U.S. Argentine golf great De Vicenzo dies at 94
Author: 0 Argentine golf great De Vicenzo dies at 94

De Vicenzo captured The Open nearly 50 years ago after holding off Jack Nicklaus on the final day at Hoylake, but he is best known for his misfortune at the Masters the following year. And he always talked about how he said, 'I'm stupid, ' because of what he did at the Masters that one year. He still talked about it. He still talked about it, 40 years later he still talked about it.

U.S. U.S. cites 'complete obliteration of mock warhead
Author: 0 U.S. cites 'complete obliteration of mock warhead

In Washington DC, the new missile test that was planned to launch on Tuesday got a suspicious eye from the foe of United States, the North Korean government, who thinks this is another attempts to show the U.S. Talking to media in Washington the USA envoy at UN, Nikki Haley said that China is pushing Pyongyang through back channels to change its behavior.

Author: 0 Donald Trump attacks 'fake news' following Jared Kushner reports

Trump's advisers assisted in the Russian campaign. McCain's comments come two days after news broke that Kushner, a trusted aide to President Donald Trump and husband to Ivanka Trump , chatted with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. "I think it is", Franken said when asked. Trump semi-regularly retweets items from FOX News and promotes shows from the network. Prominent Republican senator John McCain on Monday raised concerns about the latest controversy about Russian Federation.

U.S. Official says Trump expected to pull USA from Paris deal
Author: 0 Official says Trump expected to pull USA from Paris deal

As Trump mulls his decision, the White House offered few signs Tuesday that Trump was planning to soften his view of climate change . Some of Trump's aides have been searching for a middle ground - perhaps by renegotiating the terms of the agreement - in an effort to thread the needle between his base of supporters who oppose the deal and those warning that a USA exit would deal a blow to the fight against global warming as well as to worldwide US leadership.

U.S. TriMet Stabbing Suspect Rails In Court
Author: 0 TriMet Stabbing Suspect Rails In Court

His recorded statements in the police auto were revealed in an affidavit released Tuesday. The interviewer wrote that Christian became loud and animated when talking about what he believed to be the suppression of free speech. "Then they just all started arguing", Mangum said. Fletcher-Cole pushes at Christian, who stumbles, and tells him to get off the train. Portland's mayor has called the men who tried to intervene heroes, and said on Monday that the stabbing was an act of bigotry ...

Author: 0 Sheriff: Explosion at Wisconsin plant kills at least 1

Didion employs about 225 people, but they work at various locations. At least 16 employees were inside the plant at the time of the blast, the sheriff's office said, adding that most of the injuries that the plant employees sustained were serious.

Author: 0 Trump global warming announcement out Thursday

Trump is to make the announcement from the Rose Garden Thursday afternoon. According to the Washington Post , Syria didn't sign because of its ongoing civil war, while Nicaragua chose not to sign because the Paris agreement was reportedly not strict enough for its taste.

Author: 0 GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises

News and World Report . The problem is that the American Health Care Act increases the number of uninsured by 23 million, mainly because it cuts a trillion dollars out of financing for Medicaid and tax credits for individual insurance in order to finance a big tax cut.

U.S. The most misspelled words by state
Author: 0 The most misspelled words by state

Spellers will sit for a written tiebreaker test before they begin spelling words in the primetime finale, with results revealed only if two or three spellers get through the entire final round (see India-West article here). EST. Among those who didn't make the cut because of the test was 6-year-old Edith Fuller, the youngest speller in the history of the bee. She was 5 years old when she beat out more than 50 students to qualify.

U.S. President Trump: Kushner is doing a 'great job' for the country
Author: 0 President Trump: Kushner is doing a 'great job' for the country

She said he would be back at the podium to brief reporters on Tuesday. During the election, Michael Cohen often talked on behalf of Donald Trump . Gorkov is the head of Vnesheconombank, a state-owned Russian entity that is the subject of US government sanctions.

Author: 0 Strong, swift United Nations reaction to Trump on climate

Others remained silent, and a few said they would not comment until the president had formally announced that the US would withdraw. If he does pull the U.S., the world's second largest greenhouse gas polluter , from the accord it would leave just America, Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations not committed.

Author: 0 WH aide Michael Dubke says his last day is TBD

Congressional investigations into the Russian Federation issue have expanded to include Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, ABC News reported on Tuesday. Kushner may have discussed a secret communication channel between Russian Federation and the transition team. There are, however, multiple mysteries surrounding Mr.

U.S. Tiger Woods seen confused, stumbling on police dashcam video
Author: 0 Tiger Woods seen confused, stumbling on police dashcam video

The 41-year-old was found early Monday asleep in his Mercedes , which was stopped in the right lane of a road. In the video the officer can be heard asking Woods, "you know where you are going?", to which Woods replied, "No". See more in the video below. He also apologized to his family, friends and fans. Speaking at the US PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament in OH, 62-year-old Norman said golf's current crop of stars would have shared in a "collective sigh" after 14-time major victor ...

Author: 0 House panel issues subpoenas for Flynn, others

After Trump fired Comey earlier this month, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to lead the criminal investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow during the 2016 election . A DOJ spokesman declined comment on the potential personnel move. On Feb. 14, Trump allegedly asked Comey during a private meeting to cease an ongoing investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn , who had resigned a day prior.

U.S. Atlantic hurricane season starts Thursday
Author: 0 Atlantic hurricane season starts Thursday

Of those, six usually become hurricanes , and three become major hurricanes of a category 3 or higher. Hurricanes have winds reaching 74mph or more , while major hurricanes have winds hitting 111mph or more, NOAA explained online.

Author: 0 Jury chosen for Bill Cosby sex assault trial has 2 black members

Dozens of women have leveled similar accusations against him, though the Constand case is the only criminal prosecution. He goes on trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004. Cosby's lawyers had asked for an outside jury because the case was a 2015 campaign issue in Montgomery County, where Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a Temple University employee in 2004.

Author: 0 Comey to testify publicly about Trump confrontations

One day after Flynn's resignation in February, the president dismissed other senior national security officials attending a meeting in the Oval Office to speak privately with Comey , The New York Times reported . The Comey associate, who wasn't authorized to discuss details of the testimony and spoke on condition of anonymity, declined to discuss the content of Comey's planned testimony.

Author: 0 President Trump plans announcement on climate pact at noon

But Mrs May has been criticised for not signing a joint condemnation from France, Germany, and Italy. Mr Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama , said that the Trump administration rejects the future in pulling out of the pact. Mr Trump said the USA would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, secured in the French capital in December 2015, which commits countries to curbing rising global temperatures.

U.S. National Doughnut Day deals in Northern Virginia
Author: 0 National Doughnut Day deals in Northern Virginia

Hard Rock Cafe: For some reason, the Times Square Hard Rock is also getting in the spirit with four doughnut-themed menu items: a Sweet & Spicy Donut Burger, a Glazed Over Easy Breakfast Burger, a Donut Day Sundae, and a "delicious" Chocolate Donut-tini.