As Trump hedges, U.S. military officers condemn Charlottesville rally with clarity
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:46:44 -0400
Senior officers in the U.S. Armed Forces have denounced the white nationalists who organized a violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.
Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:21:32 -0400
Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted behavior.
North Carolina woman confronts man flying Nazi flag at his home
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:06:15 -0400
A North Carolina woman who confronted a man flying a Nazi flag outside his home says she felt the need to stand up to his show of hate in the wake of violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
Baltimore Quietly Removed All 4 Of Its Confederate Statues Overnight
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:48:00 -0400
All four of Baltimore’s Confederate statues were removed overnight, just days after a white nationalist rally erupted into chaos and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Man beaten at protest says police were indifferent to attack
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:32:45 -0400
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man says police failed to come to his aid as he was beaten by white supremacists during Saturday's violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to three deaths.
U.S. court rules Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood funding
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:41:53 -0400
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that prevented Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood following the release of controversial videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis reversed a ruling forbidding Arkansas from carrying through with Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson's directive to suspend Medicaid reimbursements to a Planned Parenthood affiliate.
Utah Blogger's Missing Husband Found Dead
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:18:22 -0400
Paul Swenson, 30, disappeared in late July after acting strangely for days, his family said.
Scientists solve mystery of ‘Frankenstein dinosaur’
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:05:20 -0400
A dinosaur that puzzled researchers thanks to the incredibly puzzling design of its body finally has its place in history thanks to a team of scientists from Cambridge and the Natural History Museum in London. The Chilesaurus, which has been nicknamed the "Frankenstein dinosaur" due to it appearing as though it were patched together from other, unrelated dinosaur species, has now been labeled a transitional species that helps to bridge the gap between herbivorous dinosaurs and the more iconic meat-eaters like the Tyrannosaurus rex.
After its fossils were initially discovered, Chilesaurus was thought to be a part of the Theropod group of dinos — which includes the T. rex— due to its advanced digestive system. Those creatures, which are considered "lizard-hipped," were carnivores, but the Chilesaurus didn't appear to be particularly well-suited for consuming meat.
After extensive examination of the fossils, the researchers are now declaring that Chilesaurus was in fact a plant eater. As it turns out, the puzzling creature is actually a member of the group called Ornithischia — meaning "bird-hipped" — dinosaurs that also includes recognizable herbivores like the Stegosaurus and Triceratops. The team believes Chilesaurus was a essentially a stepping stone between the two groups, acting as a branching-off point.
"Before this, there were no transitional specimens — we didn't know what order these characteristics evolved in," Matthew Baron, Cambridge Ph.D. student and contributing author of the study, said of the research. "This shows that in bird-hipped dinosaurs, the gut evolved first, and the jaws evolved later — it fills the gap quite nicely."
Has Natalee Holloway's Body Been Found? Remains Reportedly Discovered in Search for Missing Teen
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:17:00 -0400
The Alabama teen vanished during a school trip in 2005.
After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:49:10 -0400
Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject “hatred in all its forms” in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.