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Students seen mocking Native Americans could face expulsion

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ADAM BEAM and BRIAN MELLEY AP, 10:55 AM FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Students at a Kentucky Catholic school who were involved in a video showing them mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a Washington rally could potentially face expulsion, according to the diocese. In a joint statement , the Roman Catholic Diocese of […]

Trump whisperers: are Stephen Miller and Fox keeping the shutdown alive? | US news

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It was Monday night and the university football champions were coming to dinner at the White House. Catering staff were furloughed due to the partial government shutdown. So naturally Donald Trump served up a banquet of fast food. “Trump bought food from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and Domino’s,” observed the late-night TV host James Corden. […]

Bowdoin College president posts letter on graduate killed in Syria

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On Friday, the Pentagon identified three of the four Americans killed in this week’s attack in Syria, including Army Chief Warrant Officer and Bowdoin College graduate Jonathan R. Farmer. Bowdoin’s president, Clayton Rose, posted a letter addressing Farmer’s passing. You can read the letter in full below: To the Bowdoin community, Today we learned the tragic news […]

Pelosi rejects Trump shutdown deal before president announces it | US news

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Donald Trump forged ahead on Saturday and proposed a deal to end the US government shutdown, despite Democrats having rejected it before he began to speak. If its timing was striking, the rejection was no surprise. In exchange for temporary concessions on the status of threatened migrant groups, the president doubled down on his demand […]

Here’s the AP’s look at what didn’t happen this week

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: CLAIM: Side-by-side photos circulating widely online as part of the ’10 Year Challenge’ […]

Man, dog fall into icy pond, save by firefighters

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Esteban Parra and Josephine Peterson Delaware News Journal Published 9:23 PM EST Jan 18, 2019 A man and his dog were rescued from an icy Delaware pond Friday afternoon.  The man fell into a pond at Carousel Park in Pike Creek at about 3 p.m. while chasing his dog, according to Jon Stewart of the […]

Arizona: Four women convicted after leaving food and water in desert for migrants | US news

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A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants. US magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco’s ruling on Friday marked the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers in a decade. The four found guilty of […]

One of the 4 Americans killed in Syria this week was a Bowdoin College grad

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week was a Navy sailor and married mother of two whose father is a high-ranking officer in the New York State Police, officials said Friday. The Pentagon identified three of the four Americans killed in Wednesday’s attack […]

Theresa May will do anything for love, but she won’t do that, or that, or that … | Marina Hyde | Opinion

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For better or for worse, one of post-imperial Britain’s favoured methods of understanding itself has been through the prism of the royal family. We come together at royal weddings and jubilees, some like to say, while others do so in front of box sets of The Crown. Brexit, on the other hand, has long been […]

An 87-year-old’s obituary said Trump ‘hastened’ her death

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Frances Irene Finley Williams felt the same way about dress codes at funerals as she felt about politics: strongly. So when she died just before Thanksgiving at the age of 87, her family thought they would make politics a part of her obituary too. It was only natural, said her daughter, Cathy Duff. Williams and […]