Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, allegedly body-slams reporter
Wed, 24 May 2017 21:18:39 -0400
On the eve of a special election to fill Montana’s House seat, the Republican candidate allegedly assaulted a journalist.
Sessions Failed to Disclose Russian Meetings
Wed, 24 May 2017 14:06:17 -0400
Rachel Maddow reports the latest in a string of failures by Donald Trump staffers failing to disclose meetings with Russians, in this case Jeff Sessions leaving off his meetings from his security clearance form.
DeVos grilled by Democrats on public school cuts, private school discrimination
Wed, 24 May 2017 15:39:31 -0400
Democratic legislators pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in her first public testimony since a contentious confirmation process. DeVos was answering questions on the White House budget proposal in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The budget proposal has been criticized by some for making deep cuts to public education to fund school choice voucher programs such as those that DeVos promoted in her home state of Michigan.
Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England
Thu, 25 May 2017 10:30:32 -0400
Photos of the British response to the deadly bombing at a concert arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night.
Alabama death row inmate files flurry of last minute appeals
Thu, 25 May 2017 19:20:41 -0400
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Convicted murderer Tommy Arthur — called the "Houdini" of death row by some after escaping seven prior execution dates — was scheduled to be put to death Thursday evening in Alabama, as his attorneys filed a flurry of last minute appeals.
Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big Sur
Wed, 24 May 2017 11:52:13 -0400
Part of California’s Highway 1 remains buried under a mountain of rock and dirt that stretches a quarter-mile wide.
Woman jumps onto the hood of moving car to prevent carjacking at petrol station
Thu, 25 May 2017 18:02:00 -0400
A Wisconsin woman has become a viral sensation after she jumped on the hood of her own moving car to prevent a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 27, was printing her receipt at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a stranger jumped into her car and began driving away. “I had my, ‘Oh no this isn’t happening to me today moment,’” Ms Smith told local news station WISN 12.
Overturned tanker causes massive fire in California
Wed, 24 May 2017 01:53:35 -0400
A tanker truck driver was killed when his truck ran off Highway 99, overturned and exploded into flames in Atwater, California, authorities said.
Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers
Thu, 25 May 2017 07:15:55 -0400
Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday. A team of Nepali climbers retrieved the bodies of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath from the balcony, an area just below the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain. Ghosh's remains were only located this year by other climbers on the mountain.
Montana papers retract their Gianforte endorsements after assault citation
Thu, 25 May 2017 09:20:07 -0400
Three major Montana newspapers have rescinded their endorsements of Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for the House of Representatives, after the was cited with assault.