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  • After 70 descendants, a 108-year-old Canadian man finally gets a namesake

    Esmond Allcock has six children, 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. But to his dismay, none of them were named for him.

  • Michelle Obama to release memoir in time for Christmas shopping

    Former first lady Michelle Obama’s highly anticipated memoir, “Becoming,” will be released on Nov. 13, the book’s publisher announced Sunday. The publisher, Penguin Random House, said in a statement that the book is “an unusually intimate reckoning from a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations — and whose story inspires us to do the same.” Upon its release, Obama will embark on an international tour to promote the book, which will be printed in 24 languages […]

  • Florida sheriff says he won’t resign amid questions about school shooting response

    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says he’s not stepping down amid criticism of his department’s response to the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Israel’s declaration comes after a Florida state representative called on Gov. Rick Scott to remove Israel from his post for his deputies’ “incomprehensible inaction” during the massacre. An investigation “by Sheriff Israel will do nothing to bring back the 17 victims,” Bill Hager said in a letter to the governor, referring to […]

  • Pres. Trump proposes bonuses for teachers who get gun training

    President Donald Trump spent Thursday grappling with how to prevent more school massacres and address the gun debate gripping the country, offering solutions such as giving bonuses to teachers who undergo gun training. “These people are cowards. They’re not going to walk into a school if 20% of the teachers have guns — it may be 10% or may be 40%. And what I’d recommend doing is the people that do carry, we give them a bonus. We give them a little […]

  • Delta and United join list of companies to cut ties with the NRA

    Two major airlines. A cybersecurity firm. Six car rental brands. A home security company. An Omaha bank. Companies have scrambled to cut ties with the National Rifle Association over the past couple of days, and the list continued to grow into the weekend. Delta Air Lines announced Saturday morning that it’s ending discounted rates for NRA members. “We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website,” the company said in a tweet. United Airlines followed a short time […]

  • U.S. immigration agency removes ‘Nation of Immigrants’ from its mission statement

    WASHINGTON — The agency in charge of U.S. immigration services has updated its mission statement to no longer include the phrase “nation of immigrants.” Instead, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new mission statement emphasizes “safeguarding its integrity” and “securing the homeland.” The new statement was announced to the agency’s employees Thursday, according to a USCIS official. “The agency’s new mission statement was developed and debuted within the agency by USCIS Director Cissna during his first conference with USCIS senior leadership from […]

  • Trump says armed school officer in Parkland didn’t ‘love the children’

    (CNN) — President Donald Trump continued to criticize the armed school resource officer in Parkland, Florida, who stayed outside of the school during the shooting, saying during a White House news conference conference that Scot Peterson “doesn’t love the children, probably doesn’t know the children.” The comments tie into Trump’s push to arm some educators, including teachers, to deter school shootings. Trump has argued that officers outside the school don’t care about the students the same way teachers do. “We […]

  • Trump campaign aide Rick Gates to plead guilty in Mueller investigation

    Former Donald Trump campaign official Rick Gates will plead guilty to two criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s wide-ranging investigation of Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential campaign and related activities. His arraignment is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday. Gates is now the third Trump associate known to be working with Mueller’s investigation, and his plea deal will put the spotlight on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Prosecutors are trying to pressure Manafort to speak with prosecutors about […]

  • Marijuana home delivery service set to open in Arizona

    By Jeff Van Sant Click here for updates on this story PHOENIX, AZ (KPHO) — The medical marijuana business is booming in Arizona. In 2017, more than a 153,000 people were registered for medical marijuana cards. So, its no surprise that home delivery services are beginning to take hold in the state. The latest to join the list of home delivery services is called Kushly. It will allow customers to make orders online and have items delivered to their front […]

  • KFC apologizes for chicken shortage with a hilarious hidden message

    KFC has issued a high-profile, humorous apology for its chicken shortages in the UK. The fast-food chain used a full-page ad in British newspapers to apologize for shutting down hundreds of restaurants this week because it ran out of chicken. The bright red advertisement showed an empty bucket with the chain’s initials scrambled to say “FCK” on it, alongside an apology. “A chicken restaurant without any chicken. It’s not ideal. Huge apologies to our customers, especially those who traveled out of their […]