Cindy McCain Hopes Trump Learns From The Midterms

MailCindy McCain, in her first interview since the death of her husband Sen. JohnCindy McCain, in her first interview since the death of her husband Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), called President Donald Trump “a negative Nancy” and said she hopes he’s humbled by Republican losses in this month’s midterm elections.“I think he’s questioning himself right … Read more

Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal Criminal Charges Against Julian Assange

MailA court filing accidentally revealed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been hit with criminal charges. The filing is unrelated to Assange; documents in a case pertaining to sex crimes charges against someone named Seitu Sulayman Kokayi were recently unsealed and appeared to accidentally mention Assange. “Due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding … Read more

Betsy DeVos proposes new sexual assault reporting rules for US campuses that ‘could help shield rapists’

has proposed a major change in the way American universities deal with campus sexual assault and harassment allegations in a move rights groups say could harm survivors. Ms DeVos has wants to add protections for those accused and limit situations in which schools would be required by law to investigate complaints brought forward by alleged … Read more

Florida County Submits Recount 2 Minutes Late And State Rejects It

MailVolunteers in Broward County, a Democratic stronghold in Florida, recounted hundreds of thousands of votes this week by order of the state ― but it was all for nothing.Joe D’Alessandro, the county’s director of elections, revealed Thursday that his team had missed the 3 p.m. deadline by just two minutes. The recount of some 700,000 ballots, … Read more

Hoaxes Run Amok On Social Media As Hurricane Florence Moves Inland

Hurricane Florence has begun her slow, water-logged move inland. As communities in her path face an onslaught of rain and rising floodwaters, they’re also contending with a distinctly different problem: disinformation and outright hoaxes, often spread via social media.Numerous hoaxes, shark and race-based ones in particular, seem to be repeated with every hurricane. When in … Read more

Expert warns Florence floodwaters may carry venomous snakes into homes

People in areas affected by Hurricane Florence, which was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday, have been cautioned to look out for venomous snakes lurking in the storm’s floodwaters.Thad Bowman, public relations director at Alligator Adventure zoo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, told the Myrtle Beach Online that flooding caused by Florence will originate in coastal regions populated by multiple … Read more

With GOP concerns about losing the House mounting, Trump drops talk of ‘Red Wave’

. “What matters more is whether political elites, and especially parties, serve as filters. Put simply, political parties are democracy’s gatekeepers.”Shields said that after the McCain-Feingold legislation of 2002 shifted political donations out of the party structure and into the world of outside groups, the RNC drifted for several years. Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012 … Read more

Staff, Over 100 Cats And Dogs Escape From Top Floor Of Flooding Animal Shelter

The situation was looking dire Friday night for the people and more than 100The situation was looking dire Friday night for the people and more than 100 animals trapped inside a rapidly flooding North Carolina animal shelter in the wake of Hurricane Florence. UPDATE: Shelter manager Cassandra Tupaj just told me the shelter is waiting … Read more

SpaceX To Announce Name Of First Tourist It's Sending Around The Moon

It’s one small announcement for SpaceX, one potentially giant leap for spaceIt’s one small announcement for SpaceX, one potentially giant leap for space tourism.On Monday, the Elon Musk-owned space transportation company will announce the identity of a person it says will pay for a trip around the moon on a yet-to-be-developed rocket, according to The … Read more