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Beto O'Rourke backs slavery reparations in South Carolina campaign stop

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke kicked off a campaign swing through South Carolina on Friday by pledging support for reparations for descendants of slaves and addressing climate change at a town hall with memb...

Beto O'Rourke backs slavery reparations in South Carolina campaign stop

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Biden labels Trump a 'clown' during campaign stop in South Carolina Former Vice President Joe Biden took a page out of President Trump’s playbook on Saturday when asked at a South Carolina fundraiser if he had a nickname for the president....
12:00, 05/05/2019

Beto O’Rourke introduced as ‘blank slate’ at Iowa campaign stop Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke found out on Friday that there is truth to the old adage “with friends like these, who needs enemies?” after a supporter introduced him as a “blank slate” at a campaign stop in Iowa....
11:00, 06/08/2019

What Reparations for Slavery Might Look Like in 2019 The idea of economic amends for past injustices and persistent disparities is getting renewed attention. Here are some formulas for achieving the aim....
03:00, 05/23/2019

Reparations for slavery to get a hearing in Congress Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and Actor Danny Glover to testifyHouse subcommittee will discuss issue on 19 June – ‘Juneteenth’The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with the writer Ta-Nehi...
07:16, 06/13/2019

Biden Makes First Campaign Appearance in South Carolina, Key Primary State The speech indicated how Mr. Biden will bring his “working class Joe” brand to a more diverse Democratic electorate with black voters playing a dominant role....
16:16, 05/04/2019

Retired teacher admonishes de Blasio at South Carolina campaign event Mayor Bill de Blasio got thrown his first curveball in the early days of his quixotic presidential campaign Saturday as a local, prominent Democratic activist urged him not to battle President Trump in the gutter....
16:48, 05/18/2019

House Hearing on Reparations for Slavery Set for Next Week (WASHINGTON) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The Subcommittee on the Constitut...
22:48, 06/12/2019

Juneteenth House hearing on slavery reparations A House subcommittee will discuss legislation to create a commission to study the history of slavery and its lasting effects on African Americans.        ...
00:00, 06/20/2019

Mitch McConnell Says Reparations for Slavery Are Not a ‘Good Idea’ (WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rejected reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay. The Kentucky Republican spoke to reporters on the eve of a rare House hearing on what compen...
18:32, 06/18/2019

Cory Booker speaks at panel on reparations for slavery Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States. (June 19)  ...
11:32, 06/19/2019

‘Stain of slavery’: Congress debates reparations to atone for US's original sin Democrats are in favor of reparations program, while Republicans denounce idea that past sins can be paid off by today’s taxpayers For the first time in more than a decade, a debate has taken place between lawmakers in Congress on the original sin of...
11:16, 06/19/2019

McConnell says he’s against reparations for slavery: ‘It would be pretty hard to figure out who to compensate’ “No one currently alive was responsible for that, and I don’t think we should be trying to figure out how to compensate for it,” McConnell told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday....
19:32, 06/18/2019

Should America pay reparations for slavery? Ta-Nehisi Coates v Coleman Hughes At a congressional hearing on reparations on Tuesday, two black writers offered strikingly different visions of America’s racial legacy. Here is the full text of their testimoniesYesterday, when asked about reparations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch M...
17:16, 06/19/2019

As Democrats debate reparations for slavery, polls suggest Americans are not convinced As Democrats consider the idea of reparations to black Americans for slavery, polling shows that the public is far from convinced about the radical idea -- and overwhelmingly oppose such measures....
07:00, 06/19/2019

Slavery reparations bill debated in US House hearing – video highlights The actor Danny Glover, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and Senator Cory Booker were among the witness at a congressional hearing on the original sin of the US – the enslavement of 4 million Africans and their descendants – and what can be done to atone for ...
17:16, 06/19/2019

Mitch McConnell slammed by author Ta-Nehisi Coates over slavery reparations Bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates took issue with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's stance on reparations in testimony to Congress Wednesday....
16:00, 06/19/2019

Heckling, drama mark House hearing on slavery reparations as top Dem asks, 'Why not now?' The question of slavery reparations for black Americans was the subject of a fiery and emotional House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday as Democrats called on measures to address America’s “original sin” -- while Republicans described such measu...
09:48, 06/19/2019

Reparations for slavery remains divisive issue for US, remarks by Booker, McConnell suggest Comments from two U.S. senators -- one a Democrat and the other a Republican -- appeared to illustrate Tuesday how far apart the two parties are on the proposal of reparations for the descendants of American slaves....
21:32, 06/18/2019

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Danny Glover to testify in Juneteenth House hearing on slavery reparations A House subcommittee will discuss legislation to create a commission to study the history of slavery and its lasting effects on African Americans        ...
20:00, 06/18/2019

South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina legislators are expected to clear the final hurdle to giving the Carolina Panthers up to $120 million in tax breaks to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina. The Senate voted 23-16...
12:32, 05/20/2019

'Running With Beto' provides inside look at life on the campaign trail Temporarily setting politics aside, "Running With Beto" is an intriguing fly-on-the-wall look at Beto O'Rourke's losing 2018 Texas Senate bid, and the nature of a grass-roots Democratic campaign in a red state. The HBO documentary functions less succ...
15:32, 05/27/2019

Beto O'Rourke's campaign for climate socialism is deeply unserious Reading former Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke's newly released climate plan on Monday, I was struck by that famous Sherlock Holmes line: "When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the tr...
06:16, 05/02/2019

How Students Convinced Beto O'Rourke to Stop Taking Fossil Fuel Money The transformation of Beto O’Rourke into a legit climate change candidate took another turn on Wednesday night when he announced he was pledging to turn away donations from fossil fuel executives.Read more......
17:16, 05/02/2019

N Carolina officer slain in traffic stop; killer also dead MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer and his suspected killer are dead in a Charlotte suburb. Mooresville police said Sunday that Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon was shot and killed during a traffic stop around 10 p.m. Saturday. Pol...
10:16, 05/05/2019

3rd South Carolina airman dies in as many weeks SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) — Officials at a South Carolina military installation say a third airman has died in as many weeks. Authorities at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter tell news outlets 30-year-old Senior Airman Aaron Hall died Saturday morni...
13:32, 06/03/2019

Dad sentenced to die, but executions rare in South Carolina A jury in South Carolina sent a father to death row for killing his five children but when — or even if — Timothy Jones Jr. will be executed is unsure....
11:48, 06/14/2019

North and South Carolina Teachers Are Protesting Again On May Day, thousands of teachers in North and South Carolina took to the streets yet again to protest low pay and unacceptable conditions in their schools, according to CNN....
04:32, 05/02/2019

The Trailer: What we learned in South Carolina this weekend In this edition: The lessons of a hot South Carolina weekend, the Iran (and ICE) debate that never happened, and the presidential candidate with Pennsylvania roots named "Joe" (not that one)....
23:32, 06/23/2019

‘SEC on CBS’ schedules starts with Alabama-South Carolina Alabama at South Carolina on Sept. 14 will start CBS’ SEC football schedule this season; Notre Dame’s trip to Georgia the next week positioned to be prime-time game for network...
18:00, 05/29/2019

Gorillas hilariously try to avoid rain at South Carolina zoo A viral video from a South Carolina zoo showed a group of gorillas behaving just like humans as they tried to take shelter from the rain. The primates at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia were seen huddling beneath an overhang. Each of two fe...
13:16, 05/13/2019

South Carolina dad sentenced to death for killing his 5 kids The South Carolina dad convicted of murdering his five young children was sentenced to death on Thursday, with jurors voting unanimously to kill him. Timothy Jones Jr., 37, had been convicted by the same Lexington County jury a week ago after being c...
21:00, 06/13/2019

South Carolina man who killed his five children sentenced to death A South Carolina jury sentenced a man to death on Thursday after convicting him of murdering his five young children at their mobile home in 2014 before driving their decomposing bodies through several states and dumping them in Alabama. ...
12:48, 06/13/2019

South Carolina man charged with branding sharks like cattle AWENDAW, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Natural Resources officials say a man has been branding sharks with an insignia burned into their skin, like the brands used to mark cattle. News outlets report the unidentified 56-year-old Awendaw man was charged ...
11:32, 06/17/2019

Police: South Carolina mom abandoned 2nd baby 30 years ago COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a mother already facing a murder charge for abandoning her baby daughter in 1990 is now charged with dumping the body of her infant son nearly a year earlier. Greenville County Sheriff’s Lt. Ryan Flood said...
08:00, 05/17/2019

South Carolina looks to weed its way into hemp farming boom COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is projecting a 1,200% increase in hemp farming acreage, as the state looks to join in on the booming market with others in the region. The Post and Courier reports South Carolina has 113 permitted growers this ye...
04:00, 06/24/2019

XFL’s Rod ‘He Hate Me’ Smart found safe in South Carolina Rod Smart — aka “He Hate Me” — has been “found safe” in South Carolina, according to police. The former XFLer and NFL running back had been missing for nearly a week after vanishing on June 12. He was apparently located on Tue...
18:48, 06/18/2019

South Carolina man found guilty of murdering his five children A South Carolina man was found guilty on Tuesday of murdering his five children after he confessed to killing them at their mobile home in 2014 before driving their decomposing bodies through several states and dumping them in Alabama....
12:32, 06/04/2019

A Top Executive at Boeing’s Troubled South Carolina Plant Is Out David Carbon’s departure follows a New York Times article that detailed shoddy production and weak oversight at the company’s 787 Dreamliner factory in North Charleston....
16:48, 05/22/2019

| WATCH: Democratic hopefuls descend on South Carolina More than 20 Democratic presidential hopefuls have descended on South Carolina, which is a critical primary state, to make their case to voters on who will be the strongest candidate to defeat Donald Trump. WATCH NOW....
01:16, 06/23/2019

South Australia's Budget backs Adelaide as 'innovation capital of the nation' Upgrades to Lot Fourteen, where the Australian Space Agency is housed, as well as cybersecurity among the initiatives funded under the state's 2019-20 Budget....
00:32, 06/19/2019

Soccer: South Africa captain Van Wyk backs VAR, but says gray areas remain South Africa captain Janine van Wyk has backed the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in football, but believes it is only "fair to an extent" and is still bound by the interpretation of match officials....
05:32, 06/10/2019

South Carolina boy, 8, fatally shot during home invasion, investigators say An 8-year-old boy in South Carolina died Tuesday after he was shot during an apparent home invasion in which the homeowner and intruder both fired their weapons at each other, investigators said....
01:00, 05/15/2019

More classes canceled ahead of South Carolina teacher rally School districts in South Carolina are continuing to cancel classes ahead of a Wednesday teacher rally that's expected to pull thousands of educators out of school....
10:32, 04/30/2019

Watch: Alligator resists being removed from South Carolina pool An alligator that decided to take a swim in a South Carolina resident's pool resisted a security guard's attempts to remove it and ended up breaking a capture lasso....
20:48, 05/29/2019

A group of gorillas tried to avoid getting caught in the rain at a zoo in South Carolina Brooke Hunsinger/Facebook A group of gorillas at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbus, South Carolina, appear to dislike getting caught in the rain just as much as humans do. A viral video shows the gorillas trying to avoid the rain as they ma...
20:16, 05/13/2019

South Carolina tech firm, CEO indicted on fraud charges CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina technology company and its leader are accused of fraudulently obtaining numerical internet addresses worth a total of up to $14.4 million. The Post and Courier reports Micfo LLC and its CEO, 36-year-old Amir G...
03:48, 05/17/2019

South Carolina teachers take off for capital rally to ask for more funds, other reforms Teachers in South Carolina are planning a widespread rally on Wednesday for public protests to call for what they say are sorely needed reforms to the state school system....
05:00, 05/01/2019

Democrats aim their fire at Trump in South Carolina, vie for frontrunner status Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls took to the stage in South Carolina on Saturday to take a series of swings at President Trump, and position themselves as the front runner in a packed race for the Democratic nomination in a vital primary state....
18:00, 06/22/2019

Biden, Buttigieg are keeping 2020 focus on South Carolina Democrat Joe Biden's visit to a South Carolina church Sunday is part of his 2020 presidential campaign's outreach to black voters, who play a pivotal role in the early-voting state's primary....
08:16, 05/05/2019

Boeing’s South Carolina Plant Subject to Increased Scrutiny The factory, which makes the 787 Dreamliner, faces an unusually high level of oversight, a sign of Federal Aviation Administration concerns about the plant....
06:00, 05/02/2019

Deluge of Democratic presidential hopefuls descends on South Carolina South Carolina is at the epicenter of the Democratic presidential primary contest this weekend as 22 candidates descend on the state's capital to make their pitch for the party's nomination for president of the United States....
08:00, 06/22/2019

South Carolina Eager to Throw $115M at Billionaire NFL Owner On Thursday, the South Carolina Senate voted 27-15 to approve $115 million in tax breaks for the Carolina Panthers, an NFL team that plays its homes games at its stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina....
22:48, 05/09/2019

De Blasio’s first endorsement comes from small town South Carolina mayor Drumroll, please! Mayor Bill de Blasio got his very first endorsement for president of the United States from … wait for it … the mayor of Orangeburg, SC. That’s right — Orangeburg, population 13,000. Hizzoner had to work hard for the end...
16:48, 06/01/2019

Searching Out the Hidden Stories of South Carolina’s Gullah Country The South Carolina Sea Islands and the Gullah Geechee people who have endured there are increasingly buffeted by economic and social change — not to mention lethal storms....
11:16, 04/28/2019

Toddler nearly impaled by flying umbrella at South Carolina beach A day at the beach for a North Carolina family nearly turned into tragedy when their toddler was almost impaled by a beach umbrella that was launched in the air by a gust of wind. ...
11:16, 06/18/2019

South Carolina father who killed his five children gets the death penalty Timothy Jones Jr., convicted of killing his five children, ages 1 to 8, reportedly showed no emotion as the verdict was handed out.        ...
16:48, 06/13/2019

Democratic 2020 candidates court South Carolina's black voters Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for the party's 2020 U.S. presidential nomination will appear at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting...
05:32, 06/15/2019

South Carolina teachers take off for capital rally, seek more funds, reforms Teachers in South Carolina are planning a widespread rally on Wednesday for public protests to call for more funding and reforms to the state school system....
08:00, 05/01/2019

Four Democratic 2020 candidates court South Carolina's black voters Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for their party's 2020 U.S. presidential nomination appeared at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting s...
13:00, 06/15/2019

Joe Biden’s South Carolina Trip Will Test Whether His Recent Stumbles Matter Joe Biden has sat atop the crowded Democratic presidential field from virtually the moment he joined the race, leading the polls, raking in money and campaigning with the air of an inevitable nominee. But his recent fumbles on abortion and race are a...
04:16, 06/21/2019

South Carolina man facing 75 charges after 42 dogs seized in possible dog fighting ring YORK COUNTY, S.C. — The York County Sheriff’s Office confirms they have seized 42 pit bull dogs after discovering evidence of possible dog fighting in the McConnells community. Deputies said on June 20,  York County Sheriff Code Enforcement Deputies ...
17:48, 06/24/2019

Fox, CNN, C-SPAN barred from live coverage of South Carolina 2020 convention In a first, only one TV outlet — MSNBC — will be allowed to deliver live coverage of Saturday’s South Carolina Democratic Convention where 21 presidential candidates are expected to speak, drawing heated complaints from other networks....
13:48, 06/18/2019

A South Carolina woman was pulled over for driving drunk ... in a motorized toy truck South Carolina woman Megan Holman avoided a DUI after police found her driving drunk because of her unconventional ride: a toy truck.        ...
23:32, 06/20/2019

South Carolina Will Host 21 Presidential Candidates, and C-Span Can’t Do Live Coverage After the state Democratic Party cut an unusual deal granting MSNBC live broadcasting rights, the public affairs network and Fox News lodged complaints....
17:00, 06/19/2019

Woman sees shark lurking several feet away from South Carolina beach goers A woman vacationing in South Carolina said she was horrified Friday when she looked outside her resort window and spotted a shark lurking close to the shore -- only a few feet away from unsuspecting swimmers....
15:00, 06/20/2019

South Carolina woman arrested for cruising down the road in a child’s toy truck while impaired South Carolina police charged a woman with public intoxication after finding her cruising down the road in a child’s motorized toy truck, according to reports....
10:32, 06/15/2019

Registered sex offender attempts to kidnap child at South Carolina Walmart, cops say Authorities in South Carolina said they arrested a registered sex offender on Friday who allegedly attempted to abduct a child inside a Walmart bathroom, reports said....
22:32, 06/23/2019

Democratic presidential hopefuls seek black support at South Carolina fish fry A fish fry in South Carolina on Friday will draw the largest crowd of Democratic presidential candidates yet and give them a chance to gauge their support among black voters who will be a crucial voting bloc in the early primary state next year....
07:00, 06/21/2019

2 South Carolina teens arrested for kidnap, rape of 14-year-old girl: police Two teens are behind bars for kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from a South Carolina bus stop earlier this year then raping her at gunpoint, authorities said....
00:48, 06/03/2019

Buttigieg receives 0 percent support from likely black voters in South Carolina: poll Democratic Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg received zero percent support among likely African African primary voters in South Carolina, according to a new poll. Buttigieg — a previously little-known Indiana mayor who otherwise is getting en...
23:48, 05/13/2019

Democratic Candidates Talk Black Money Matters at South Carolina Forum With more than 20 (at last count) Democrats in the running to win the party’s presidential nomination, it’s probably more important than ever to differentiate oneself, especially among black voters, one of the most important voting blocs in the Democ...
22:48, 06/17/2019

South Carolina man found guilty of killing his 5 children could face death penalty The Lexington County jury considered the case for about six hours over two days before returning the five guilty verdicts for murder against Timothy Jones Jr., who showed no reaction....
22:16, 06/04/2019

Dem candidates descend on South Carolina, as Biden grapples with backlash over segregationist remarks Democratic presidential candidates are descending on South Carolina this weekend for campaign events to court black voters, as former Vice President Joe Biden grapples with the furor over his comments about his history working with segregationist sen...
18:16, 06/21/2019

Gorillas make hilarious attempts to avoid rainfall at South Carolina zoo in viral video Gorillas may share only 98 percent of their DNA with humans, but they didn’t let that stop them from behaving like their distant cousins when it comes to staying out of the rain....
07:00, 05/13/2019

‘The Black Vote Is Not Monolithic’: 2020 Democrats Find Split Preferences in South Carolina Though many African-Americans in South Carolina have favored Joseph R. Biden Jr. they are taking a hard look at several other candidates and considering all issues, not just race....
09:32, 06/22/2019

South Carolina dad guilty of killing 5 young children, prosecutors seek death penalty A South Carolina father accused of killing his five young children by exercising one to death and strangling the other four was found guilty and mentally viable on Tuesday, allowing prosecutors to seek the death penalty....
07:16, 06/05/2019

Woman’s remains found in South Carolina creek, week after dog digs up human bones: police South Carolina authorities on Monday found the remains of a missing woman, one week after a dog dug up human bones in a homeowner’s yard, police said....
22:00, 06/24/2019

South Carolina pastor, buddy killed in DUI accident while helping to change a flat tire: cops A South Carolina pastor and father of four died the night before Father’s Day after he was struck by a suspected drunken driver while helping to change a flat tire on the side of the highway....
23:48, 06/17/2019

South Carolina Sen. Jim Clyburn Defends Biden’s ‘Boy’ Comments, Accuses Nancy Pelosi of ‘Tokenism’ in Staffing House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) has gone on record as the first black man to run to former Vice President and current Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden’s defense for controversial comments that caused quite a stir amongst black fol...
08:48, 06/20/2019

Country star Travis Tritt's tour bus involved in fatal crash in South Carolina Travis Tritt's tour bus was involved in fatal crash in South Carolina Saturday that left two people dead.        ...
07:16, 05/21/2019

U.S. campaign against Huawei hits a snag south of the border After a long push in Mexico, China's Huawei landed a coveted job in 2017: supplying equipment for the country's so-called "red compartida," an ambitious telecommunications network built for carriers delivering the latest generation of technology....
04:32, 05/09/2019

Tiger shark with stomach, teeth removed found on South Carolina beach, gruesome photo shows A 9-foot juvenile tiger shark that had its stomach cut open and its teeth and jaw apparently removed was photographed on a South Carolina beach this week....
17:48, 05/17/2019

UK PM candidate Johnson wins bid to stop court case over Brexit campaign bus claim Judges at London’s High Court have thrown out an attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, for allegedly lying about Brexit during the 2016 EU referendum campaign....
06:32, 06/07/2019

Stop Boris campaign launched by Tory moderates opposed to no-deal Brexit Former foreign secretary attacked as dishonest by leadership candidate Rory StewartA campaign to stop Boris Johnson becoming prime minister and taking the country into a no-deal Brexit was launched by moderate cabinet ministers on Saturday as the fir...
19:48, 05/25/2019

INSIGHT-U.S. campaign against Huawei hits a snag south of the border After a long push in Mexico, China's Huawei landed a coveted job in 2017: supplying equipment for the country's so-called "red compartida," an ambitious telecommunications network built for carriers delivering the latest generation of technology....
05:00, 05/09/2019

South Africa sweeps into final election campaign weekend South Africa's political parties are sweeping into the final weekend of campaigning ahead of Wednesday's election in which the ruling African National Congress might find its greatest challenge from within....
08:32, 05/04/2019

Pete Buttigieg pauses campaign after South Bend police shooting Mayor Pete Buttigieg ​changed his campaign schedule to return to South Bend, Indiana, after a man was killed in a police-involved shooting early Sunday morning. ​Buttigieg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, canceled ​a trip to New York City w...
07:00, 06/17/2019

Democrat Buttigieg cancels campaign events after South Bend shooting Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, canceled campaign events on Monday to return to his city after a fatal shooting by a police officer, his campaign said....
10:32, 06/17/2019

More than 150 pills of fentanyl seized at south side traffic stop TUCSON – Tucson Police Department seized a large amount of fentanyl and a stolen firearm during Wednesday traffic stop on the south side. According to officials, TPD conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle Wednesday near Interstate 19 and Irvingt...
16:00, 06/14/2019

Buttigieg steps off campaign trail following deadly police shooting in South Bend The Democratic presidential hopeful has canceled a planning appearance Monday night at an LGBTQ gala in New York hosted by the Democratic National Committee....
06:16, 06/17/2019

Pete Buttigieg Leaves Campaign Trail After Police Killing of Black Man in South Bend “I know that whenever an incident like this happens, there is tremendous hurt that can come about,” said Mr. Buttigieg, the mayor, as he returned to the city....
07:48, 06/18/2019

South Carolina father Timothy Jones Jr. found guilty of 'obscene, outrageous' murders of his five children Jones murdered his five children after grappling with substance abuse and living as a single father.        ...
20:32, 06/04/2019

North Korea fires 'projectiles', South Korea says stop raising tensions North Korea fired several "unidentified short-range projectiles" into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to "stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean Peninsula"....
10:00, 05/04/2019

North Korea fires ‘projectiles’, South Korea says stop raising tensions SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired several “unidentified short-range projectiles” into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to “stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean P...
10:16, 05/04/2019

China says urges U.S. to stop provocative acts in South China Sea China said on Monday its navy warned U.S. ships sailing near islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea to leave the area and that the U.S. should stop such provocative acts....
02:32, 05/06/2019

Booker deputy campaign manager donates to Gillibrand campaign to 'ensure' debate spot Deputy campaign manager for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker donated funds this week to one of the New Jersey Senator’s many opponents....
12:16, 05/16/2019

Trump campaign views healthcare as a 2020 campaign weapon U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign believes he can turn Republicans' biggest liability from last year's congressional elections - the debate about the future of healthcare in America - into a winning issue for his reelection....
03:48, 05/24/2019

'It's ghost slavery': the troubling world of pop holograms Dead stars from Whitney Houston to Maria Callas are going on tour again. As Miley Cyrus explores the issue in a new Black Mirror, we uncover the greatest identity crisis in music todayMiley Cyrus Q&A: ‘My personal experiences helped craft the episode...
02:48, 06/01/2019

Cambridge University to investigate its links to slavery Britain's University of Cambridge plans to investigate its links to the trans-Atlantic slave trade with a two-year study that will recommend ways to acknowledge and address the impact of the university's involvement....
02:00, 04/30/2019

Cambridge to study how it profited from Atlantic slavery The University of Cambridge said on Tuesday it would conduct a two-year academic study of how it benefited from or validated the Atlantic slave trade and other forms of coerced labor during the colonial era....
03:16, 04/30/2019

Germany says question of reparations to Greece is settled BERLIN (AP) — The German government is underlining its position that the question of World War II reparations to Greece has been settled, after Athens asked Berlin to enter talks on paying compensation. Greece’s ambassador submitted a formal re...
04:16, 06/05/2019

Greece calls on Germany to negotiate over war reparations The Greek government says it has asked Germany to enter negotiations regarding Athens' claim for reparations from the two world wars. Germany hasn't been willing to reopen talks, saying the issue was settled long ago....
00:48, 06/05/2019

Mitch McConnell on Reparations Is Somehow Even Worse Than You Could Imagine Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on a bill to create a commission to study reparations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked his opinion on reparations today, and it should surprise no one that he doesn’t take t...
15:48, 06/18/2019

El Salvador's new president vows reparations for massacre El Salvador's recently inaugurated president on Tuesday promised to comply with reparations ordered by an international court for relatives of the victims of the El Mozote massacre, one of the bloodiest chapters of the country's 1980-1992 civil war....
01:48, 06/19/2019

Vale's new CEO says committed to reparations for dam burst victims Brazilian miner Vale SA's newly appointed Chief Executive Eduardo Bartolomeo said during his first conference call with analysts that the miner is fully committed to paying reparations to those affected by a deadly dam burst in January....
08:32, 05/10/2019

Did You Know Lady Liberty Was a Monument to Slavery Abolishment, Not Immigration? The new Statue of Liberty Museum, which opened Thursday in New York Harbor, brings to light a little-spoken-of aspect of the statue’s history: Lady Liberty was originally intended celebrate the end of slavery, not the arrival of immigrants....
17:48, 05/27/2019

Saving Girls From Sexual Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown “The White Devil’s Daughters,” by Julia Flynn Siler, recounts the story of the crusading women (and a few men) who helped rescue thousands of young Chinese slaves between the 1870s and the 1930s....
03:00, 06/21/2019

Cambridge University to study how it profited from Atlantic slavery The University of Cambridge will conduct a two-year academic study of how much it benefited from the Atlantic slave trade and whether its scholarship reinforced race-based thinking during Britain's colonial era....
07:00, 04/30/2019

'Stop it!' Japanese women turn to app to stop groping on trains Digi Police enables victims of molesters to notify fellow passengers of harassmentAlmost two decades after the introduction of women-only train carriages, female commuters in Japan are turning to technology to tackle molesters on packed rush-hour tra...
08:48, 05/22/2019

Shoppers to be able to view firms' policies on supply chain slavery Theresa May is to announce a series of measures to build on the Modern Slavery Act and help protect people against forced labour, sexual exploitation and trafficking....
03:00, 06/11/2019

Art so white: Black artists want representation (beyond slavery) in the Met, National Gallery Black art is largely absent from the world's largest museums. Now, African American artists and curators are working to change that.        ...
09:48, 05/08/2019

Nxivm leader was writing twisted handbook on sex slavery: testimony Nxivm leader Keith Raniere planned to market his alleged sex cult — and was even in the process of writing a handbook about his twisted obsession, a former member said. DOS slave Lauren Salzman testified Monday she was helping Raniere edit his ...
12:00, 05/21/2019

Cambridge University assigns white academic to look at slavery links Campaigner criticises ‘bizarre’ choice and asks why black academic was not chosenThe equal rights campaigner and former Labour politician Trevor Phillips has criticised the University of Cambridge’s “bizarre” decision to appoint a white academic as h...
15:48, 05/03/2019

Groups bringing national reparations debate to Detroit DETROIT (AP) — Two national organizations pushing for federal legislation on reparations for descendants of African American slaves are bringing their agendas and messages to Detroit. The Detroit-based Reparations Labor Union has scheduled a summit i...
22:00, 05/13/2019

House subcommittee discusses reparations for slave descendants Congress marked Juneteenth with a hearing Wednesday on reparations for descendants of slaves, a controversial topic that hasn't been debated openly at Capitol Hill in a decade....
13:00, 06/19/2019

House Democrats, With Pelosi’s Support, Will Consider a Commission on Reparations A bill backed by nearly 60 House Democrats would create a panel to develop proposals and a “national apology” to repair the lingering effects of slavery....
16:48, 06/18/2019

Cory Booker Secures 12 Co-Sponsors for Reparations Bill Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has secured 12 co-sponsors for his reparations bill, according to an announcement the senator’s office released exclusively to The Root....
02:48, 06/14/2019

House Democrats will vote on bill exploring reparations House Democratic leaders on Wednesday committed to a floor vote for legislation to study reparations for the descendants of slaves — a historic move for the black community after the party sidestepped the debate for decades. House Majority Leader St...
09:48, 06/19/2019

Greece asks Germany for talks on billions in war reparations Greece's government says it has asked Germany to enter talks on paying huge reparations Athens claims Greece is owed from World War I and World War II....
13:32, 06/04/2019

First slavery, then a chemical plant and cancer deaths: one town's brutal history Long before Reserve, Louisiana was home to a chemical plant and riddled with cancer, it had suffered the violent deprivations of enslavementAt night the Pontchartrain Works lights up the horizon. During the day the tall scaffolding and plumes of emis...
03:32, 05/06/2019

Mitch McConnell on Reparations: 'We’ve Elected an African-American President' The topic of reparations has been on the tip of everyone’s tongues as of late, culminating in a House hearing on Wednesday that will explore the subject and “examine, through open and constructive discourse, the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Tra...
09:00, 06/19/2019

'An Idea Whose Time Has Come': Congress Hears the Case for Reparations on Juneteenth The contributions of African Americans to this country—and the matter of what the federal government still owes them for those contributions—will take center stage on Capitol Hill today as the House hears H.R. 40, a bill that proposes a commission on...
09:00, 06/19/2019

Official: Poland entitled to seek German WWII reparations WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish official says that contrary to German claims, no documents or records show his country ever renounced its right to seek World War II reparations from Germany. Berlin insists Poland waived such rights in 1953, while unde...
06:16, 05/21/2019

New UN data tool shows 'mismatch' between government aid and places modern slavery exists A new interactive data tool created by the UN University Centre for Policy Research, which shows a mismatch between where modern slavery occurs, and where governments are spending resources to address it, could help make a positive impact on policy d...
10:16, 04/28/2019

Report claims thousands of North Korean women sold into sex slavery in China Thousands of North Korean women and girls are being trafficked and sold into sexual slavery in China, where many are sold as wives to Chinese men while others are forced into prostitution or to live stream sex acts against their will, a new report cl...
06:16, 05/21/2019

Here's why reparations have suddenly become a hot button issue ahead of the 2020 presidential race The House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing this week focused specifically on the topic of reparations for black Americans. The legislation, introduced by Democratic Rep. She...
19:32, 06/17/2019

At Raucous Reparations Hearing, Ta-Nehisi Coates Takes Aim at Mitch McConnell Mr. Coates, the African-American author, called out Mr. McConnell, the Senate leader, for saying he was opposed to compensation “for something that happened 150 years ago.”...
11:16, 06/19/2019

House committee hears from Danny Glover, Cory Booker on reparations A House subcommittee heard from actor Danny Glover and presidential candidate Cory Booker on Wednesday during a congressional hearing on reparations. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) — who sponsors a measure to study reparations — said the hearing &...
16:48, 06/19/2019

Ta-Nehisi Coates revisits case for reparations, five years after landmark essay Coates, who wrote famed Atlantic piece about financial recompense for descendants of slaves, to testify alongside Danny GloverWhen Ta-Nehisi Coates’s watershed essay The Case for Reparations was published in June 2014, the idea of financial recompens...
08:48, 06/19/2019

Proof of the Reality of Slavery ‘Up North’ in New York City and Its Aftermath Is in Danger of Disappearing Forever A report just last year found that when it comes to teaching about slavery — the very economic and social foundation on which this nation was built — the U.S. does a piss poor job....
18:48, 05/13/2019

Human trafficking victims recount tales of being forced into modern-day slavery: 'It was a living hell' For the past several months, the investigative unit at Fox News has examined the issue of human trafficking in the United States and what was uncovered may be shocking to most -- everyday Americans who are sold into modern-day slavery --  often at a ...
14:48, 05/11/2019

David Brion Davis, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar who documented slavery, dead at 92 David Brion Davis died at age 92 of natural causes, Yale University announced. Davis was a professor emeritus there, and a Pulitzer Prize winner.        ...
09:48, 04/28/2019

Polish ambassador to Israel assaulted in Tel Aviv amid diplomatic row over Holocaust reparations The standoff between Poland and Israel has further escalated after Poland's foreign ministry summoned Israel's ambassador to the country after the Polish ambassador to Israel was assaulted and spat on in Tel Aviv on Tuesday....
08:32, 05/15/2019

Ta-Nehisi Coates Clapped Back at Mitch McConnell for Saying ‘No One Alive’ Is Liable for Reparations. So We Came Up With a List On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing about H.R. 40, a proposal from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) that would authorize a national apology and study reparat...
06:16, 06/20/2019

Beto O'Rourke's 'War Tax' Misses the Point Former Rep. and current Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke released a policy proposal today, which in and of itself is surprising. The proposal, a multifaceted plan to care for military veterans, includes something called a “war tax.”...
12:16, 06/24/2019

The astonishing disappearing act of Beto O’Rourke #Betomania became #Betofatigue in six short months – can the Texas Democrat rise again and show voters what type of president he’d be?When Beto O’Rourke travelled to Yosemite in California to unveil his $5tn plan on climate change, a ripple of surpri...
15:32, 05/12/2019

UN launches ‘South-South Galaxy’ knowledge-sharing platform in Buenos Aires When countries of the Global South forged an historic technical cooperation deal among themselves 40 years ago, digital technology was a thing of the future, but developing nations have come a long way since then....
10:00, 04/28/2019

The Hacking Supergroup That Counts Beto O’Rourke as One of Its Own Joseph Menn’s “Cult of the Dead Cow” is a narrative history of a group of hackers who went from apolitical hobbyists to security advisers for the world’s most powerful institutions....
05:00, 05/31/2019

Beto O’Rourke admits he could ‘do a better job’ reaching national audience Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke admitted Monday night that his struggling campaign — which has been getting support only in the low single digits according to polls — can do a better job reaching a national audience. O’Rou...
23:48, 05/13/2019

Beto O’Rourke Tells Rachel Maddow: ‘I Recognize That I Can Do a Better Job’ The presidential candidate from Texas acknowledged that he must take steps to revive his once-promising 2020 bid after seeing his polling dip in recent weeks....
21:16, 05/13/2019

New doc shows Beto admitting he's a 'giant a**hole' to his staff HBO will feature a documentary Tuesday night that features former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, expressing gratitude to his 2018 senatorial campaign staff for dealing with him as he sometimes acted like a "giant a**hole."...
13:32, 05/28/2019

Greg Gutfeld: Beto O'Rourke comes off as 'thirsty' and 'desperate' Has Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke shown America too much? That's what "The Five" hosts said Thursday, reacting to O'Rourke's latest video where he received a haircut and talked about his grooming habits....
17:48, 05/16/2019

Beto O'Rourke: Joe Biden would be return to the past, 'we've got to be bolder' 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said electing Joe Biden would be a "return to the past" Thursday on "Morning Joe," and urged Democrats to leave the Obama era behind. ...
11:16, 06/13/2019

Beto and de Blasio Not at All Worried About Their Dismal Poll Numbers The Iowa caucus is still eight months away, but because Iowa is Iowa, the pollsters have already descended on the state to find out where the Midwest’s political weathervane is pointing. And according to new polling numbers, it is not pointing toward...
09:32, 06/10/2019

What makes Beto run? This morning it's Pride and fighting prejudice The Guardian joined the Democratic 2020 contender Beto O’Rourke in New York for a 2km run to celebrate LGBTQ rightsBeto O’Rourke likes running. The presidential candidate has made jogging part of his election toolkit, from his campaign against the de...
12:16, 06/12/2019

Beto: We only have ’10 years’ left on Earth if we don’t address climate change Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke sounded the alarms on Monday, saying that people have only “ten years” left on Earth if no action is taken on climate change....
22:00, 04/29/2019

Beto O’Rourke Releases $5 Trillion Climate Change Proposal Mr. O’Rourke’s choice to make climate change the first policy focus of his presidential campaign shows just how much the issue has risen among Democrats....
18:16, 04/29/2019

Beto O'Rourke calls for impeachment proceedings to begin against Trump Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke on Tuesday said impeachment proceedings should begin against President Trump because of the administration's refusal to comply with "any subpoena."...
04:16, 05/22/2019

Beto O’Rourke releases plan to increase voter participation The former congressman and Democratic presidential candidate also hopes it will protect U.S. elections from interference and rebuild confidence in government....
08:16, 06/05/2019

'Fox & Friends' hosts take on de Blasio's 2020 run, Beto's haircut livestream The "Fox & Friends" hosts weighed in Thursday morning on the latest in the race for the 2020 nomination, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing his run and Beto O'Rourke livestreaming a haircut appointment. ...
07:00, 05/16/2019

Beto O’Rourke says Cory Booker's federal gun-license plan may go ‘too far’ They’re both highlighting their ideas to curb gun violence as they run for the Democratic presidential nomination. But Beto O’Rourke says that Sen. Cory Booker’s new proposal to mandate the federal licensing of all gun owners goes too far....
05:16, 05/10/2019

Beto O’Rourke switches his style and tone as the spotlight dims The former congressman turned Democratic presidential candidate finds America a bigger challenge than Texas, where he narrowly lost a U.S. Senate race in 2018....
15:00, 04/28/2019

Beto O'Rourke isn't spending much on Facebook ads – and that could be a sign of fundraising woes Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke cuts back in 2020 Facebook ad spending since nail biting senate run. Democratic strategists say its a sign that he's changing tactics after struggling to ride his momentum from 2018....
16:16, 06/14/2019

Beto O’Rourke visits Gullah Geechee Nation in SC Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke met held a roundtable discussion in Beaufort, South Carolina with members of the Gullah Geechee Nation. (June 14)        ...
20:00, 06/14/2019

Democrat Beto O'Rourke hires Obama adviser for 2020 U.S. presidential bid Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has hired Jeff Berman, one of the architects of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential victory, as a senior adviser, the campaign said on Thursday....
08:16, 05/09/2019

Trump sets record $7M one-day fundraising goal to top Biden, Beto, Bernie The Trump-Pence campaign has set a $7 million fundraising goal for Tuesday, the day President Trump is traveling to Orlando, Fla., to officially announce his reelection bid....
07:32, 06/18/2019

Beto O’Rourke mocked for posting Facebook Live haircut video First it was the dentist, now it’s the barber. Democratic Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke was once again mocked online for posting a 20 minute Facebook live video of himself getting a haircut Wednesday morning. “Hey everybody we’re at Chema’s in E...
23:00, 05/15/2019

Beto pushes for peace with Iran, accuses Trump admin of 'gunning for war' Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, accused President Trump's administration of pursuing war with Iran as tensions mounted in the Middle East and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed the rogue nation for an assault on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman...
11:32, 06/15/2019

Beto argues Trump's foreign intel comment is grounds for impeachment Beto O’Rourke became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to support the idea of impeaching President Trump – arguing that the president’s comments earlier in the week that he’d be open to accepting foreign intelligence on his 2020 rivals is ...
12:48, 06/16/2019

Not 'born to be in it': Beto O’Rourke strikes more humble tone as buzz fades In about-face, candidate says Vanity Fair cover came across as an expression of white privilege as he attempts to reboot campaignIf Beto O’Rourke were a Hollywood movie star, there would have been no better publicity than a Vanity Fair cover with a p...
17:32, 05/14/2019

Stephen Colbert urges Beto O'Rourke to dump presidential run, go for Senate instead On Wednesday, 2002 Democratic presidential nominee hopeful Beto O’Rourke stopped by "The Late Show" to chat with host Stephen Colbert about his campaign....
12:48, 06/13/2019

Running with Beto review – punchy political documentary glosses over grit Beto O’Rourke’s senatorial run is put under the spotlight in an engaging if superficial look at the unlikely rise of a Democratic hero in a red state“Gotta run like there’s nothing to lose,” nods a sweat-drenched Beto O’Rourke. The three-term congres...
23:48, 05/27/2019

Beto O'Rourke pledges to decriminalize truancy, address fines on parents Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, announced on Friday that if he won the presidency in 2020, he would work to decriminalize and remove punishments on parents for children taking illegitimate absences from school....
12:00, 05/18/2019

Beto O’Rourke Says Vanity Fair Cover Reinforced ‘Perception of Privilege’ Appearing on “The View,” Mr. O’Rourke said he had failed to acknowledge the advantages of running for president as a white man earlier in his campaign....
11:32, 05/14/2019

Dear Beto O'Rourke and co: we need a climate plan that's truly ambitious | Varshini Prakash It is our duty as a generation to push against the limits of the possible and protect as many lives as we can from disasters that can be preventedWhen Beto O’Rourke launched his presidential campaign, I was impressed. On multiple occasions, including...
09:48, 05/02/2019

Beto O'Rourke, a Democratic darling in 2018, struggling on national stage Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who nearly won a U.S. Senate seat last year in the reliably conservative state, is struggling in his White House bid and has lost support from young voters and minorities, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos n...
15:00, 06/06/2019

Beto O'Rourke releases veterans plan with healthcare trust fund, 'war tax' Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout....
08:00, 06/24/2019

Beto O'Rourke was a teenage member of hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow Democratic presidential candidate’s membership of group that invented the term ‘hacktivism’ may explain much about his approach to politics Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic presidential candidate, belonged as a teenager to the oldest group of computer h...
05:10, 05/01/2019

Beto O'Rourke sounds off on Trump's impeachment: We must 'act now or lose our democracy forever' Former Texas congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke urged Congress to proceed with President Trump's impeachment on Wednesday evening, warning that it would be the "end of democracy" if they don't act. ...
18:32, 05/29/2019

Beto O'Rourke announces $5 trillion plan to fight climate change Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled a four-point plan to fight climate change that includes $5 trillion for infrastructure, technology and communities related to the issue....
13:16, 04/29/2019

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke somehow made an apolitical punk playlist Ever since he attempted to snatch Ted Cruz’s Senate seat from the jaws of the GOP, much has been made of Beto O’Rourke’s punk rock bonafides. Profilers from Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone never tire of reminding us that he’s the Gen-X candidate who us...
18:32, 05/22/2019

I Refuse To Read This Incredibly Long Profile of Beto O'Rourke Driving a Van It’s a long weekend in America, three full days of rest and relaxation for many, and what better way to spend the holiday than by reading an incredibly long profile of Beto O’Rourke? Well. Let me tell you. There are many better ways to spend this hol...
20:48, 05/27/2019

Beto and Bernie blast Trump for deal with Mexico and threatening tariffs 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke mocked President Trump’s claims of victory in the recent deal reached with Mexico to avert his threatened tariffs – calling the president’s claims “overblown” and arguing that he has hurt the econo...
16:00, 06/09/2019

Lisa Boothe: Beto O'Rourke 'facing big obstacles' in 2020 Dem primary Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio face "big obstacles" as they seek to clinch the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination....
00:48, 06/11/2019

Beto O'Rourke seeks to simplify voting registration, get big money out of politics Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday released a campaign proposal aiming to make voting easier, reduce the influence of money in politics and raise ethical standards for elected officials....
10:32, 06/05/2019

Beto O’Rourke Proposes Immigration Overhaul That Would Undo Trump Policies Mr. O’Rourke’s broad plan also seeks a path to citizenship for undocumented people and strengthened ties between the United States and Latin America....
14:32, 05/29/2019

Drug dealers jailed for 12 years over 'county lines' modern slavery case Three men have been jailed after becoming the first drug dealers to be charged under modern slavery laws for using vulnerable youths to traffic drugs in a "county lines" operation....
13:00, 05/14/2019

President Trump is wrong to count out Beto O'Rourke: Former Obama economic adviser As 2020 Democratic hopeful Beto O'Rourke revives interest in his presidential campaign, former economic adviser to Obama Robert Wolf warns that the Texas representative is a force to be reckoned with....
08:01, 05/15/2019

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace asks Beto O'Rourke to 'play media critic': 'What can we do better?' MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace asked former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Democrat seeking the party's 2020 presidential nomination, to "play media critic," inquiring, "What we can do better?" in covering his campaign. ...
04:00, 05/25/2019

Democrat presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke outlines LGBTQ policy proposal Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday outlined his proposal to improve gay rights in the United States and to reverse what he called "discriminatory policies" under President Donald Trump....
03:48, 06/12/2019

Beto O'Rourke's plan for LGBTQ equality aims to overturn Trump policies Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke released a proposal Wednesday morning to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans and reinstate protections abandoned by President Donald Trump....
11:00, 06/12/2019

Beto O'Rourke's First Policy Proposal Is a $5 Trillion Plan to Tackle Climate Change If you want further proof the 2020 presidential election will be the first presidential election where climate change is treated like it really matters, let me direct you to Beto O’Rourke. The former member of Congress’ biggest climate moment to date...
13:32, 04/29/2019

Beto: Closing of abortion, family planning clinics a 'life-and-death matter' Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke said Sunday that the closing of roughly 25% of the state’s family planning clinics, which often offer abortions, is a “life-and-death matter” because of how it has put pregnant women at risk if they cannot receive adeq...
17:16, 06/09/2019

Beto O'Rourke unveils small business plan to address racial wealth disparities Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, unveiled another plan geared toward ending racial inequality on Saturday, pledging that as president he would vastly expand the federal government's investment in women- and minority-owned businesses....
12:48, 06/16/2019

Beto O'Rourke releases $5T plan to fight climate change, the 'greatest threat we face' 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke released a plan Monday to combat climate change, vowing to mobilize $5 trillion in spending over 10 years to address what he called "the greatest threat we face."...
06:16, 05/02/2019

Beto’s Green New Deal? Flagging in polls, O’Rourke unveils $5T climate change plan Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, trailing in the polls despite a high-profile campaign launch, sought to prove his policy chops by unveiling a $5 trillion plan to battle climate change and reach net zero carbon emissions in the U.S. b...
12:00, 04/29/2019

Beto O'Rourke to headline CNN town hall amid new push to reach national audience Beto O'Rourke has held 154 town halls in venues like coffee shops, diners and houses since launching his presidential bid in March. On Tuesday, he'll hold his first one staged for national television....
08:00, 05/21/2019

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06:16, 05/02/2019

Beto O'Rourke peddles false claim that Trump called asylum-seekers 'animals' Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a candidate for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination, used a televised town hall event Tuesday night to spread the debunked claim that President Trump called asylum seekers “animals."...
01:48, 05/22/2019

South Korean Foreign Ministry: South Korean tourists in deadly boat collision in Budapest weren’t wearing life jackets SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Foreign Ministry: South Korean tourists in deadly boat collision in Budapest weren’t wearing life jackets....
03:48, 05/30/2019

South Korea Dispatch: Running Out of Children, a South Korea School Enrolls Illiterate Grandmothers As the birthrate plummets in South Korea, rural schools are emptying. To fill its classrooms, one school opened its doors to women who have for decades dreamed of learning to read....
09:48, 04/28/2019

What is ‘South-South cooperation’ and why does it matter? This week in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, over one thousand people, including high level government delegations and representatives from the private sector and civil society, will gather for the Second High-level United Nations Conference on So...
10:00, 04/28/2019

Watters on Beto's climate plan: He's a 'scam artist' who feels guilty about America's economic success "The Five" host Jesse Watters had some tough words for 2020 hopeful Beto O'Rourke after the former Texas representative proposed a $5 trillion climate change plan alongside the claim that the United States only had 10 years left to address the issue....
16:16, 04/30/2019

Compelling Message: Bernie Sanders Has Asked Voters To Consider That, Adjusted For Age, He Is More Sexually Attractive Than Beto O’Rourke Beto O’Rourke has made a big splash in the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination, garnering droves of supporters with what many consider an undeniable sex appeal. But opponent Bernie Sanders isn’t allowing Beto’s good looks hurt him in the polls wi...
12:48, 05/06/2019

Beto O'Rourke says we have '10 years' left to tackle climate change, blames Trump for rise in hate crimes Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, has made a series of eyebrow-raising claims in a new interview, including that we have 10 years to fix climate change and that President Trump is responsible for a rise in hate crimes across the country....
14:00, 06/21/2019

BlackRock backs Persimmon on CEO's £25m pay The biggest shareholder in Persimmon has thrown its weight behind the housebuilder‎'s board ahead of a crunch shareholder meeting on Wednesday that will provide another focal point in the debate about executive pay....
03:00, 05/01/2019

Severe Threat Backs Off But We’re Still Unsettled Our midweek round of strong to severe storms faded early Thursday morning but we’re not done with active weather. The combination of a cold front stalling out across the Ohio River Valley and an approaching upper low will keep scattered showers...
04:32, 06/06/2019

Rain Briefly Backs Off Tuesday We saw a few nice breaks in the action over the weekend but overall sustained repeated rounds of showers, storms and at times, torrential rain. The general 1″-3″ forecast from last week held but there were pockets of 4″-6″ in ...
03:48, 06/10/2019

| Zimbabwe's opposition MDC backs Chamisa Zimbabwe's main opposition party has elected Nelson Chamisa unopposed to remain as leader at its first congress since the death of its founder, Morgan Tsvangirai, the party says....
08:48, 05/27/2019

China backs Iran during U.S. tensions China offered strong support to Iran on Friday, with its top diplomat telling Iran's foreign minister that China opposes unilateral sanctions and supports Tehran's efforts to safeguard its interests....
10:32, 05/17/2019

Anadarko backs Occidental's revised bid Anadarko Petroleum Corp said on Monday that its board backed a $38 billion bid from Occidental Petroleum Corp, adding pressure on rival Chevron Corp to raise its offer or walk away from the takeover contest....
16:16, 05/06/2019

Brunei backs away from death by stoning for gay sex, adultery The country’s sultan said that Brunei had a de facto moratorium on the death penalty under common law and that it would be extended to cases under a new Islamic law penal code....
02:48, 05/06/2019

Brazil says Turkey backs down on steel tariffs Turkey has decided not to impose tariffs on steel imports from Brazil after concluding an investigation into a dispute between the two countries, Brazil's Economy Ministry and Foreign Ministry said on Friday....
10:00, 05/24/2019

8 is Great: D-backs go homer happy in 13-8 win over Phillies PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks got to play Home Run Derby in Philly. The Diamondbacks hit three straight home runs to open the game and finished with a team-record eight in a 13-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in a homer-happy game...
22:48, 06/10/2019

| Serena backs Nike after maternity pay controversy Serena Williams backed her sponsor Nike after controversy over the sporting goods giant's maternity policy, saying that "it's about learning from mistakes"....
12:32, 05/27/2019

Kingery’s 3-run homer lifts Phillies over D’Backs 7-4 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Kingery hit a three-run homer, Jake Arrieta threw six effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 on Tuesday night. Arrieta (6-5) allowed three runs and six hits for his second win in ei...
21:00, 06/11/2019

Brexit: top Tories would bring down any PM who backs no deal Philip Hammond and senior party figures warn that MPs are prepared to take drastic actionBoris Johnson and Dominic Raab have been warned that Tory MPs would be prepared to bring down any prime minister backing a no-deal Brexit, triggering a general e...
15:00, 05/26/2019

Schumer backs Trump on China tariffs Republicans are anxious about President Trump’s effort to impose new tariffs on China, but one of his staunchest political foes continues to defend him on it....
22:00, 05/14/2019

Johnson gets boost in race for UK PM's job as former rival backs him Boris Johnson got a boost for his bid to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May when one of his former rivals backed his candidacy on Monday and said he was almost certain to win the contest....
00:32, 06/17/2019

Rockets owner backs D'Antoni as coach Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni will return for the final season of a four-year contract, team owner Tilman Fertitta said in a story in the Houston Chronicle on Friday....
15:48, 05/17/2019

Sandoval, Belt homer in Giants’ win over D’backs PHOENIX (AP) — Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Belt hit solo home runs to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 Saturday night. Madison Bumgarner (3-4) pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and five hits with six strikeouts. ...
23:00, 05/18/2019

Lineker backs Liverpool to win Champions League "Liverpool are overwhelming favourites to win the Champions League title when they face Tottenham Hotspur in the final in Madrid on June 1, former England striker and television pundit Gary Lineker has said."...
05:00, 05/17/2019

The Latest: San Francisco backs forcing some into treatment SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a San Francisco proposal to force some people with drug addictions and mental illness into treatment (all times local): 4:45 p.m. San Francisco officials have decided to force people with serious mental illness and ...
17:32, 06/04/2019

Peralta’s hit gives D-Backs 3-2 win, stops Dodgers streak PHOENIX (AP) — Jarrod Dyson hit a tying double in the eighth inning with the help of Chase Field’s new artificial turf, David Peralta had a winning single in the 11th, and the Arizona Diamondbacks slowed the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 3-2 win W...
18:16, 06/05/2019

D-backs roll Pirates but Greinke injured Zack Greinke pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings before leaving with abdominal tightness as the Arizona Diamondbacks cruised past the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-1 Wednesday afternoon in Phoenix....
20:16, 05/15/2019

Facebook Backs Away From the Hard Sell on Political Ads Facebook said it stopped paying commissions to employees who sell political ads, as it overhauls how it engages with campaigns ahead of elections in 2020....
05:32, 05/23/2019

FCC chairman backs T-Mobile, Sprint merger WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission says he plans to recommend the agency approve the $26.5 billion merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, saying it’ll speed up 5G deployment in the U.S. FCC Chairma...
08:32, 05/20/2019

Britain's richest man backs new sub two-hour marathon bid Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge will once again attempt to become the first athlete to break the two-hour marathon barrier in an event being staged in London later this year....
04:48, 05/06/2019

How the Carolina Hurricanes hit back against the NHL's war on fun The ‘Canes have taken a stand in the name of silliness, and have ended up winning a battle of values in a league that often takes itself too seriouslyAmong the unexpected victors emerging from the bizarre first-round of this year’s Stanley Cup playof...
02:16, 05/08/2019

Trump backs bill to ban flag-burning: ‘A no brainer!’ Some Republicans in Congress on Friday reintroduced a proposal calling for a ban on burning the American flag – and they’ve already won an endorsement from President Trump....
06:16, 06/16/2019

D-backs place LF David Peralta on IL with shoulder injury SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed left fielder David Peralta on the 10-day injured list with an injured right shoulder. The Diamondbacks also called up first baseman Kevin Cron and outfielder Tim Locastro from Triple-A Reno on...
18:16, 05/24/2019

Djokovic backs Gimelstob's decision to quit ATP board "World number one Novak Djokovic said Justin Gimelstob made a \u0027wise decision\u0027 to step down from the ATP board of directors but also suggested he might make a return in the future."...
00:16, 05/07/2019

MLB roundup: D-backs top Phils in record 13-homer game The Diamondbacks hit a franchise-record eight home runs, and they combined with the Phillies for a major-league-record 13 homers as Arizona won 13-8 at Philadelphia on Monday....
00:16, 06/11/2019

| Labour's Jeremy Corbyn backs second Brexit referendum Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's main opposition Labour party, has said it is "right to demand" a second referendum on any deal about the country's departure from the European Union, or Brexit....
11:16, 06/19/2019

Locastro wins it, D-backs end six-game losing streak Tim Locastro's single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning gave the Arizona Diamondbacks a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants       ...
17:00, 06/23/2019

UK Labour's Corbyn backs second referendum on any Brexit deal British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed a second referendum on any Brexit deal on Wednesday, his strongest support yet for a vote he said must offer "real choices" for those who want to leave or stay in the EU....
11:00, 06/19/2019

Donald Trump Says US Backs Israel '100%' Over Gaza Escalation President Donald Trump assured Israel on Sunday that it has Washington's full support after the Jewish state led waves of retaliatory strikes in the Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian rockets....
20:32, 05/05/2019

D-Backs, Phillies set MLB record with 13 combined home runs The Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies combined to hit 13 home runs, a new Major League single-game record, in Monday's 13-6 Diamondbacks victory....
09:16, 06/11/2019

Erdogan signals he backs re-run of contested Istanbul vote Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan signaled on Saturday he backs a re-run of mayoral elections in Istanbul which resulted in a narrow victory for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) for the first time in 25 years....
10:00, 05/04/2019

Erdogan backs re-run of Istanbul vote after 'organized corruption' Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the decision to re-run Istanbul's mayoral election was an important step toward strengthening democracy, describing the March vote as marred by "organized corruption" and illegality....
05:16, 05/07/2019

Tapia singles in winning run in 11th, Rox beat D’backs 4-3 DENVER (AP) — Raimel Tapia singled in the winning run in the 11th inning to give the Colorado Rockies another dramatic victory, 4-3 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. It was Colorado’s third walk-off win in four games. The Rockies won two...
20:16, 05/27/2019

Top NY biz group backs driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants ALBANY — A top New York State top business group backs legislation giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — claiming it will be a boon to the economy. “This is the law in 12 states and its been beneficial to those states’ economies,” Heather ...
17:16, 05/29/2019

US backs calls for Taiwan to get role at UN health assembly The United States is backing calls for Taiwan to be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency’s biggest annual gathering, the U.S. health secretary said Monday....
11:48, 05/20/2019

EU backs Iran nuclear deal as Pompeo visits The German, French and British foreign ministers have met to find ways to keep the pact alive amid Iran's partial withdrawal. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit, as the EU called for restraint....
22:16, 05/13/2019

EU backs Iran nuclear deal as US' Pompeo visits German, French and British foreign ministers have met in Brussels to find ways to keep the pact alive amid Iran's partial withdrawal. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit....
15:00, 05/13/2019

Wu-Tang rapper RZA backs fur ban in letter to City Council The city’s proposed fur ban got a high profile backer Wednesday — legendary Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA. The New York native collaborated with animal rights group PETA to write an email pushing city council members to “help NYC move int...
10:48, 05/30/2019

Total backs Occidental's Anadarko bid with deal to buy assets France's Total SA said on Sunday it has agreed with Occidental Petroleum Corp to acquire the African assets of Anadarko Petroleum Corp for $8.8 billion, should the two U.S. oil and gas companies clinch a deal to combine....
15:48, 05/05/2019

The Latest: US backs reform efforts at UN health agency LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the World Health Organization trying to rein in travel abuses (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The United States, the biggest contributor to the World Health Organization, says it supports efforts by the agency’s chief t...
08:32, 05/20/2019

Brailsford backs Froome to come back after horror crash Team Ineos manager Dave Brailsford expects four times Tour de France champion Chris Froome to return to elite cycling after last week's horror crash at the Criterium du Dauphine....
04:16, 06/17/2019

El Salvador ex-first lady backs out of corruption plea deal SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A former El Salvador first lady has pulled out of a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to corruption charges after they demanded she return $17.3 million in allegedly ill-gotten gains. Ana Ligia de Saca’s dea...
17:16, 05/13/2019

Brunei backs down on gay sex death penalty after international backlash Brunei will not impose the death penalty on those convicted of having gay sex, in an apparent bid to temper international condemnation following its roll out of strict new Islamic laws last month....
21:16, 05/05/2019

Iannetta homers in 7th, Rox beat D’backs 6-2 on rainy night DENVER (AP) — Chris Iannetta hit a two-run homer in the seventh on a cool and drizzly Tuesday evening, sending the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Iannetta sent a curve from Merrill Kelly over the left-field fence for his...
21:16, 05/28/2019

ISS backs activist investor Kimmeridge's two nominees to PDC board Activist investor Kimmeridge Energy Management Co said on Friday shareholder advisory group ISS recommended two of its board nominees for PDC Energy Inc, a day after Glass Lewis backed the company's full slate of directors....
04:00, 05/18/2019

MLB roundup: Homer-happy Rockies sweep D-backs Trevor Story had four hits and scored the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-10 on Thursday in Denver to sweep a four-game series....
18:16, 05/30/2019

Proxy firm ISS backs Centene's deal for WellCare Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended stockholders to vote in favor of Centene Corporation's planned acquisition of smaller rival WellCare Health Plans Inc, the health insurers said on Wednesday....
06:48, 06/12/2019

Britain backs U.S. in blaming Iran for tanker attacks Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said there was no reason not to believe the United States' assessment that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday....
01:48, 06/14/2019

| Messi backs Valverde but admits Barca are still hurting Lionel Messi wants Ernesto Valverde to continue as Barcelona coach but admits the team have not recovered from their Champions League loss to Liverpool....
13:32, 05/24/2019

Merkel backs Ukraine's Zelenskiy in Russia dispute The Ukrainian president has vowed to push his country towards EU and NATO accession. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed his calls for maintaining sanctions against Russia....
09:00, 06/18/2019

"Above All This": Harbhajan Singh Backs Gautam Gambhir In Pamphlets War Former cricketer and East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir, who is in the eye of a raging row with the Aam Aadmi Party over derogatory pamphlets on his rival Atishi, got support from cricketer colleague......
03:32, 05/10/2019

House Backs Off Holding Barr in Contempt in New Resolution House Democrats revealed a resolution up for a vote next week to take Attorney General William P. Barr and the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II to court....
16:48, 06/06/2019

DOJ backs Mnuchin’s refusal to turn over Trump’s taxes The Justice Department issued a legal opinion Friday finding that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was right to withhold President Donald Trump’s tax returns from a House committee that subpoenaed them. The House Ways and Means Committee subpoe...
17:32, 06/14/2019

| 'Get Israel off our backs': Palestinians react to Kushner plan Analysts have rebuked the economic part of the United States' Middle East peace plan for failing to address the main problem that has heavily curbed the Palestinian economy - the 52-year-old Israeli military occupation over the Palestinian territorie...
03:16, 06/24/2019

| Sharks hooker backs Pollard's French sojourn After spending several years in France, Sharks hooker Craig Burden says Handre Pollard's decision to join Montpellier is an experience he will never regret....
09:32, 05/16/2019

Brazil backs Venezuela uprising, but says it won't intervene militarily Brazil's right-wing government threw its support behind Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's push to oust President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, and called on other nations to do the same....
16:48, 04/30/2019

Let the most popular win: Oregon backs change in presidential voting Lawmakers in Oregon passed legislation on Wednesday to award its seven Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationwide, rather than the candidate who gets the most votes in the state....
04:00, 06/06/2019

Garver’s homer backs Gibson in Twins’ 2-0 win over Royals MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stepping into the batter’s box in the eighth inning, Mitch Garver was thinking home run. So were his teammates, with four players in the dugout predicting Garver would hit one. Garver knew he had to step out and reset. His te...
22:48, 06/14/2019

Former rival Hancock backs Johnson to 'bring country together' Boris Johnson has won the much sought-after endorsement of former Tory leadership candidate Matt Hancock, despite being attacked by his rivals for snubbing the first TV debate....
23:16, 06/16/2019

The Latest: Bauer Hockey backs women’s boycott, looks to NHL The Latest on women’s hockey players announcing boycott in demand for one league (all times Eastern): 12:30 p.m. Bauer Hockey is supporting the world’s top female hockey players as they boycott professional hockey in North America next se...
10:00, 05/02/2019

MLB roundup: Zobrist, Cubs outlast D-backs in 15 innings Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras homered, and Ben Zobrist broke a tie with a two-run double in a three-run 15th inning as the Chicago Cubs outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks for a 6-5 victory on Sunday in Phoenix....
22:32, 04/28/2019

McMahon drives in 3 as Rockies beat Greinke, D-backs 6-4 Ryan McMahon hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning to make up for a costly error, and the Colorado Rockies added on in a 6-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks       ...
02:16, 06/20/2019

N Carolina man released after serving more than 40 years RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who served more than 40 years in prison for a shopkeeper’s slaying in a failed robbery attempt is heading home. Attorney Theresa Newman of the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic says 81-year-old Charles R...
19:32, 05/23/2019

Steph Houghton backs ‘scary’ England to improve at World Cup • Captain in bullish mood after narrow win over Scotland• ‘In another day we’d have scored a few more’ she saysSteph Houghton sent a warning to England’s World Cup rivals following their 2-1 defeat of Scotland on Sunday, saying it was “scary” that th...
04:16, 06/10/2019

German town backs Merkel's CDU, rejects AfD in vote for mayor Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday won a run-off vote for mayor in a small town in the east of the country, beating the far-right, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party....
16:48, 06/16/2019

Renault backs Nissan's move to give it boardroom seats French ministers have consistently highlighted the importance of ensuring the two-decade alliance between Renault and Nissan remains strong, before planning any further consolidation....
11:16, 06/20/2019

Apple backs up privacy chest-beating with critical new feature Apple showed at WWDC that it’s practicing what it’s preaching, with strong new privacy features woven in everywhere from the Mac to the Apple Watch.        ...
13:16, 06/04/2019

Tucson native with Dodgers excited to play in Arizona vs. D-Backs PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks are gearing up for a 3-game series against Major League Baseball’s top team (The Dodgers) beginning Monday evening.  It’ll also be a state homecoming for the Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo.  Verdugo w...
02:00, 06/24/2019

Bolsonaro backs Rio to host 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro vowed on Monday to move the 2021 Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix to Rio de Janeiro after the contract for Sao Paulo's Interlagos racetrack expires next year....
16:48, 06/24/2019

UK PM May backs return of maintenance grants for poorer university students Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May will announce her backing on Thursday for the reintroduction of maintenance grants for university students from disadvantaged backgrounds, a move that will pressure her successor to follow suit....
20:16, 05/29/2019

Tennis champion Barty backs Matildas for French success Ash Barty was not the only Australian sportswoman competing in elite competition in France this weekend and the newly-crowned Grand Slam tennis champion has sent a message of support to the Matildas ahead of their women's World Cup opener....
11:32, 06/09/2019

White House says still backs Moore for Fed, reviewing past remarks U.S. President Donald Trump's economic adviser on Tuesday said the White House still backs Stephen Moore for a seat on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, despite Democratic lawmakers' concerns about his competence and questions over his past r...
11:32, 04/29/2019

Acuña crushes tiebreaking homer, Braves beat D’backs 2-1 PHOENIX (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a long, tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves overcame Zack Greinke’s latest strong start to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 Friday night. After hitting cleanup for much of the seas...
00:00, 05/11/2019

Team Trump backs off threat to slap tariffs on Mexico Team Trump on Wednesday appeared to back off the president’s threat to slap 5 percent tariffs on Mexican imports, with a top White House trade official suggesting they wouldn’t be needed because the US now has “the Mexicans’ attention” on border secu...
14:16, 06/05/2019

Coach Kerr backs Scots to bring 'A-game' against Argentina Scotland must "bring their A-game" to their final group stage match of the women's World Cup against Argentina on Wednesday if they are to have any hope of reaching the last-16, coach Shelley Kerr has said....
01:00, 06/19/2019

Trump: U.S. backs Israel 100 percent against Gaza rocket attacks President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States fully supported Israel's response to a barrage of rockets fired from Gaza and called for an end to the Palestinian militant attacks, warning Gazans such actions would bring them "nothing but mor...
18:32, 05/05/2019

Close Pelosi ally Rep. Jan Schakowsky backs impeachment inquiry The move by the Illinois Democrat is likely to put more pressure on the House speaker, who has rebuffed calls to open an impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s actions....
06:48, 06/20/2019

Anadarko backs Occidental's revised bid, pressuring Chevron to respond Anadarko Petroleum Corp's board on Monday backed a $38 billion bid from Occidental Petroleum Corp, adding pressure on rival Chevron Corp to raise its offer or walk away from the takeover contest....
01:32, 05/07/2019

Britain's Fox backs Foreign Secretary Hunt to be prime minister Trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday he would back Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the race to replace Theresa May and become Britain's next prime minister....
00:48, 06/04/2019

Tapia hits bases-loaded triple to lift Rox over D’backs 8-7 DENVER (AP) — Raimel Tapia hit a tying, bases-loaded triple and scored the go-ahead run during a five-run eighth inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-7 on Sunday. The rally salvaged the finale of the three-game series and ...
17:00, 05/05/2019

Jeanie calls Magic exit 'a surprise,' backs Pelinka Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss on Monday said she was caught "off guard" by Magic Johnson's resignation but reiterated her confidence in general manager Rob Pelinka overseeing the team's basketball operations....
01:16, 06/25/2019

UPDATE 1-Total backs Occidental's Anadarko bid with deal to buy assets France's Total SA said on Sunday it has agreed with Occidental Petroleum Corp to acquire the African assets of Anadarko Petroleum Corp for $8.8 billion, should the two U.S. oil and gas companies clinch a deal to combine....
15:32, 05/05/2019

Sponsor backs sacking of rugby star after homophobic comments The major sponsor of the Australian rugby team has backed the sacking of Israel Folau for homophobic comments a day after the player renewed his stance in a church sermon....
10:16, 06/17/2019

On eve of UK visit, Trump backs Boris Johnson, dings duchess WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing in on the United Kingdom’s political maelstrom days before his state visit, saying Boris Johnson would be an “excellent” prime minister and calling Meghan Markle “nasty.R...
15:16, 05/31/2019

Major voting machine maker backs away from paperless models Voting machine security is still a sore point, but at least some vendors are starting to change their tune. ES&S chief Tom Burt has declared that his company will "no longer sell" paperless voting machines as the "primary" voting device for a gi...
09:00, 06/10/2019

Corbyn backs referendum on Brexit deal after voter exodus To break parliamentary deadlock, deal has to be put to public vote, Labour leader saysJeremy Corbyn has pledged to support a second referendum on any Brexit deal after the Labour leadership came under overwhelming pressure to halt the exodus of its r...
16:32, 05/27/2019

Capitol Hill rally backs freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar Activists and members of Congress rallied in support of Rep. Ilhan Omar. Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. (April 3...
14:00, 04/30/2019

U.S. sanctions Iraq-based company, says it backs Iran's IRGC The United States on Wednesday sanctioned an Iraqi company and two of its associates, which it said had helped Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds force evade sanctions by smuggling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons....
09:00, 06/12/2019

State commission backs judge’s censure over conspiracy posts MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — County commissioners in Tennessee have voted in support of censuring a criminal court judge who posted links to anti-immigration articles and anti-Jewish conspiracy theories on social media. The Commercial Appeal reports the She...
07:00, 05/14/2019

In Gannett Proxy Fight, ISS Adviser Backs One Digital First Nominee Digital First Media, the hedge fund-backed media company pushing Gannett to sell itself, picked up some support as it seeks board seats at the USA Today publisher in a proxy vote this month....
05:48, 05/02/2019

LeSean McCoy isn’t threatened by all the running backs Bills brought in LeSean McCoy isn’t bothered by a few fresh faces in Buffalo. McCoy, who hill turn 31 in July, struggled through the worst year of his illustrious career in 2018, rushing for 514 yards and three touchdowns, averaging just 3.2 yards per carry. Both McC...
15:32, 06/13/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. proxy firm ISS backs Centene's deal for WellCare Institutional Shareholder Services has shown support for Centene Corporation's planned acquisition of smaller rival WellCare Health Plans Inc by recommending shareholders favor the deal, the health insurers said on Wednesday....
06:48, 06/12/2019

Justice backs Mnuchin’s refusal to turn over Trump’s taxes The Justice Department says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was right to withhold President Donald Trump’s tax returns from a House committee that subpoenaed them. That’s according to an opinion released Friday by the Justice Department&...
18:32, 06/14/2019

Chairman of U.S. telecoms regulator backs T-Mobile, Sprint merger Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc has won the support of the chairman of the U.S. telecommunications regulator but will require a series of changes to their proposed $26 billion merger, including selling Sprint's Boost Mobile cell service....
08:00, 05/20/2019

French interior minister backs off hospital ‘attack’ claim PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister is backing off allegations that anti-government protesters carried out an “attack” on a hospital during a chaotic May Day demonstration that saw marchers scale a fence and enter the facility&#...
05:00, 05/03/2019

Sweden's Saab backs out of Swiss fighter jet test flights Saab will not test its Gripen fighter jet this month in Switzerland, the Swedish company said on Thursday, after the Swiss defense procurement agency recommended against it on grounds the plane would not be operationally ready in 2019....
02:00, 06/13/2019

Merrill Kelly, D-Backs blank Phillies in crisp 3-hitter Merrill Kelly tossed three-hit ball over 7 2/3 innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0       ...
19:16, 06/12/2019

‘They’re doing it on the backs of patients,’ one cancer center warns Congress about robocalls For a cancer center in Tampa, Florida, robocalls have become a life-and-death danger to doctors and patients alike -- one that demands Congress take action....
11:32, 04/30/2019

Ilhan Omar backs AOC on 'concentration camps' at the border comment Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, is backing her freshman colleague, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, over the claim that there were "concentration camps" along the southern border, saying what the U.S. government is doing fits the "general definition."...
14:00, 06/21/2019

Putin backs Moldova's new government amid political turmoil Russian President Vladimir Putin has strongly backed Moldova's new coalition government, which has been locked in a power struggle with a rival group amid a surge in political tensions in the ex-Soviet nation....
04:48, 06/13/2019

Guardiola thanks ‘incredible’ Liverpool but backs Manchester City to kick on • Manager turns sights to FA Cup final after Premier League title• ‘Winning gives you energy … it’s so addictive,’ says Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola thanked Liverpool for pushing Manchester City to new heights this season and having claimed the toughes...
22:32, 05/12/2019

U.S. House backs Paris agreement in first climate bill in a decade The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed its first climate change bill in a decade, voting 231-190 to require the Trump administration to keep the United States as a party to the Paris Climate Agreement....
10:32, 05/02/2019

Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris The Canadian government's contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available data about the Earth and its orbit amid growing concerns about the risks posed by space debris....
09:32, 06/16/2019

Gareth Southgate backs Stones and Barkley after errors against Netherlands • ‘John will get horrible criticism for that mistake’• England to continue playing from the backGareth Southgate has thrown his support behind John Stones and Ross Barkley and insisted his team will continue to play the ball out short from the back a...
21:32, 06/06/2019

House backs Paris agreement in first climate bill in a decade The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed its first climate-change bill in a decade, voting 231-190 to require that Trump administration keep the United States as a party to the Paris Climate Agreement....
14:16, 05/02/2019

Clijsters backs Bertens as contender for Roland Garros title "Eurosport pundit Kim Clijsters says the women’s competition at Roland Garros is “wide open” as defending champion Simona Halep returns without former coach Darren Cahill."...
07:00, 05/25/2019

‘Project Runway’ host Tim Gunn backs City Council fur ban A prominent fashionista and television personality will testify in support of a fur ban proposed by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, The Post has learned. Tim Gunn, who hosted the hit reality TV show “Project Runway” for 16 years, will throw his w...
14:00, 05/13/2019

Aidy Boothroyd backs England Under-21s’ hard work to excite • Coach out to enhance home reputation in Euros• Boothroyd’s team face tricky French test on TuesdayRoaring lions and motivational lines from figures such as Raheem Sterling and Gareth Southgate decorate the walls of England’s training base but the h...
01:48, 06/16/2019

FCC chief Ajit Pai backs controversial Sprint, T-Mobile merger Sprint and T-Mobile US has won the support of the chairman of the US telecommunications regulator but will require a series of changes to their proposed $26 billion merger, including selling Sprint’s Boost Mobile cell service. Federal Communications ...
11:16, 05/20/2019

U.S. Treasury backs away from plan for Harriet Tubman on $20 bill next year The U.S. Treasury will not introduce a redesigned $20 bill picturing escaped slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman next year as planned, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday....
20:00, 05/22/2019

Greinke stars, then exits with trainer, D-backs rout Pirates Zack Greinke pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning before exiting with a trainer and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed Chris Archer and the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-1.        ...
16:16, 05/15/2019

Coastal Carolina stays alive with 9-4 win over Florida A&M ATLANTA (AP) — Jake Wright and Parker Chavers each homered to help lead Coastal Carolina to a 9-4 victory Saturday over Florida A&M in an elimination game of the Atlanta regional. Coastal Carolina (36-25-1), the 2016 College World Series champion, bu...
15:00, 06/01/2019

North Carolina edges Virginia 3-2 in 10 innings in ACC DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Angel Zarate scored the winning run on a hit batsman with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting North Carolina past Virginia 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Aaron Sabato dre...
22:00, 05/22/2019

Old shell from S. Carolina beach ID’d as ancient oyster FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — An old shell found on a South Carolina beach four years ago has been identified as that of an ancient oyster never before found in the area. The Post and Courier reports that College of Charleston paleontologist Robert Boesse...
05:16, 06/05/2019

Bruins beat Carolina 2-1, take 3-0 series lead Chris Wagner, Brad Marchand score as Boston Bruins beat Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 for 3-0 series lead in Eastern Conference final        ...
20:48, 05/14/2019

University of North Carolina at Charlotte shooting: What We Know Now The latest: The alleged gunman has been identified as a former student Trystan Andrew Terrell. A vigil is planned for Wednesday. Exams are postponed.        ...
15:16, 05/01/2019

Jackpot: More than 2,000 winners in North Carolina lottery RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Turns out that zero can be a lucky number. North Carolina’s state lottery Saturday said it set a record payout after the winning numbers in a Pick 4 game came back “0-0-0-0.” The lottery said about 1,000 tickets...
11:32, 06/23/2019

North Carolina abortion ban ruling to be appealed RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State officials are appealing a federal judge’s decision that struck down North Carolina’s ban on abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy except in a medical emergency. A lawyer for North Carolina’s Departmen...
21:00, 06/24/2019

N Carolina man accused of killing, dismembering roommates WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A grand jury indictment has revealed more about a grisly killing in North Carolina, where a man is accused of stabbing his roommates, chopping up their bodies, wrapping them in carpet and dumping them in the woods. The Wins...
07:48, 05/07/2019

Buttigieg backs far-left idea of erasing Thomas Jefferson's name: 'It's the right thing to do' Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Friday that things named after President Thomas Jefferson should be renamed because that’s the “right thing to do.”...
04:32, 05/18/2019

FCC Chair Backs T-Mobile and Sprint Deal, Clearing Hurdle for Merger Ajit Pai said he's satisfied with the companies' promises to build a 5G network and spin off a subsidiary brand. The Justice Department still has doubts....
22:32, 05/20/2019

FCC chair backs merger after T-Mobile and Sprint pledge 97% U.S. 5G coverage in 3 years Ajit Pai has thrown his weight behind T-Mobile's and Sprint's merger after the carriers promised to deploy 5G across the entire U.S., including rural areas.Read More...
14:00, 05/20/2019

US President Trump backs Boris Johnson as next British prime minister US President Trump has said former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson would be an "excellent" choice as the next prime minister of the UK. He also suggested that the American wife of Prince Harry was "nasty."...
04:00, 06/01/2019

Islamic bloc supports Palestinians, backs Saudis in Iran conflict The Organization of Islamic Cooperation indirectly condemned Washington for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But the 57-nation bloc backed US-ally Saudi Arabia over an ongoing conflict with Iran....
05:00, 06/01/2019

Senator who killed Amazon deal defies Cuomo again, backs AOC’s DA pick State Sen. Michael Gianaris — the lawmaker who helped stop Amazon from opening a new headquarters in Long Island City — is backing public defender Tiffany Caban in the race for Queens district attorney. Gianaris finds himself again in the...
22:48, 06/21/2019

UPDATE 3-Anadarko backs Occidental's revised bid, pressuring Chevron to respond Anadarko Petroleum Corp's board on Monday backed a $38 billion bid from Occidental Petroleum Corp, adding pressure on rival Chevron Corp to raise its offer or walk away from the takeover contest....
19:48, 05/06/2019

'They don’t want to be subjugated': US backs Hong Kong protesters gathering in historic numbers Top U.S. officials and bipartisan lawmakers are backing the protesters gathering in massive numbers in Hong Kong to stop legislation to allow extraditions to mainland China, warning that the tradition of human rights in the city is at stake....
04:16, 06/13/2019

Trump sets Twitter ablaze after firefighters union backs Biden U.S. President Donald Trump fired off dozens of retweets from purported firefighters, their families and acquaintances on Wednesday, in his latest assault on Joe Biden, the newest Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential nomination....
12:00, 05/01/2019

Dow ends higher after US backs off China sales restrictions, snapping 2-day skid The Dow Jones industrial average ended higher Tuesday after the U.S. eased up on China sales constraints. Stocks snapped a two-day losing streak.        ...
15:16, 05/21/2019

Cuomo backs Queens DA candidate Melinda Katz with planned fundraiser Gov. Andrew Cuomo is jumping into the hotly contested Queens District Attorney’s race and holding a fundraiser for local machine favorite, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz....
14:48, 06/03/2019

Trump backs abortion in cases of rape or incest, contradicting Alabama law President suggests abortion will be election issue, tweeting ‘we must stick together and Win for Life in 2020’Donald Trump, in a series of late night posts on Twitter, has outlined a less restrictive view of abortion than that just passed by Alabama’...
07:16, 05/19/2019

Lauer throws 7 impressive innings, Padres beat D'backs 5-2 Left-hander Eric Lauer pitched seven strong innings to win for the first time in seven starts and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2        ...
16:32, 05/22/2019

UK's Matt Hancock backs Boris Johnson in leadership bid: Sunday Times UK Health Minister Matt Hancock said he is backing Boris Johnson "as the best candidate" to lead the Conservative Party and become the next prime minister....
16:48, 06/16/2019

Trump backs Boris Johnson; calls Duchess of Sussex 'nasty' US president backs Tory in leadership run and reacts to criticism by duchessDonald Trump has backed Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister, in an interview with the Sun in which he also called Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, “nasty”.The president...
19:16, 05/31/2019

U.S. tariff threat backs Mexican president into corner, facing Trump U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to slap punitive tariffs on all Mexican trade if Mexico does not stop illegal immigration has punched a gaping hole in his Mexican counterpart's hands-off approach to diplomacy, with potentially ruinous consequen...
17:48, 05/31/2019

You're hired! Lord Sugar backs Johnson despite Brexit jail demand Lord Sugar has backed Boris Johnson as the next prime minister - despite having previously suggested he should be jailed for misleading the public over Brexit....
05:48, 06/14/2019

2020 Dem candidate backs Trump’s 'tough stance' with China: 'He’s absolutely right' Bestselling author and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson, among a field of over 20 candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, told Fox News Monday that she agrees with President Trump’s latest penalties on Chinese products....
17:32, 05/13/2019

‘We Are With You!’ Trump Administration Backs Venezuela Opposition’s Call for Military Uprising (WASHINGTON) — Venezuelan opposition leaders calling for a military uprising against the government of President Nicolás Maduro gained quick messages of support Tuesday from the Trump administration amid a possible turning point in the S...
11:32, 04/30/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backs fellow democratic socialist for Queens DA Justice may be blind — but it’ll be seeing red if Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has anything to say about it. The rising lefty star, whose district straddles The Bronx and Queens, endorsed longshot candidate and fellow democratic socialist Tiff...
17:48, 05/22/2019

Didier Drogba backs Frank Lampard’s case to become Chelsea manager • ‘If he feels ready I don’t think it is too early,’ former striker says• Derby manager on shortlist with Allegri and Watford’s GraciaDidier Drogba has endorsed Frank Lampard’s credentials to become Chelsea’s manager once Maurizio Sarri joins Juventu...
14:00, 06/13/2019

Ed Woodward backs Solskjær after Manchester United post strong finances • Club posts revenues of £152.1m for the quarter• Executive vice-chairman says finances offer a solid foundationEd Woodward reflected on a “turbulent season” for Manchester United but the executive vice-chairman gave his unequivocal backing to Ole Gu...
12:00, 05/16/2019

Democrat backs British general on Iran over ‘pathological liar’ Trump Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., said he lacked trust in President Trump as he backed a top British general’s assessment regarding an increased threat from Iran....
08:16, 05/16/2019

Acuña crushes tiebreaking homer, Braves beat D'backs 2-1 Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a long, tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves overcame Zack Greinke's latest strong start to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1        ...
22:48, 05/10/2019

Italy's 5-Star backs Di Maio to carry on as leader after EU vote defeat Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Thursday resoundingly backed Luigi Di Maio to carry on as leader following a bruising defeat in European parliamentary elections....
12:00, 05/30/2019

Bank's Broadbent backs fund suspensions amid Woodford saga A senior Bank of England official has supported the use of suspensions to protect funds, as pressure grows on under-fire asset manager Neil Woodford....
05:48, 06/11/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro backs Venezuela uprising, says country 'enslaved by dictator' Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday expressed his nation's "solidarity" for the people of Venezuela, as that country's opposition leader made a bold new effort to push President Nicolas Maduro from power....
10:16, 04/30/2019

Shareholder advisory firm ISS backs 1 of 3 MNG Enterprises nominees to Gannett board An independent shareholder advisory service on Thursday backed one of a hedge fund-owned newspaper company's three nominees to the Gannett board.        ...
13:48, 05/02/2019

China backs Pyongyang's efforts to solve Korea Peninsula issues, Xi says in op-ed Chinese President Xi Jinping said in an op-ed in North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday that China supports North Korea's "correct direction" in resolving the issue of the Korean Peninsula politically....
20:32, 06/18/2019

Vegas tourism board backs $49M Elon Musk transit system LAS VEGAS (AP) — A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been granted a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. The board of directors of the Las Vegas C...
10:16, 05/23/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro averts crisis as Senate backs his move to cut ministries Brazil's Senate on Tuesday voted to approve right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's decree to revamp the executive branch, averting a potential crisis that had sown doubt about his ability to obtain the congressional backing he needs to push through le...
20:16, 05/28/2019

Biden backs health care for illegal immigrants, says 'we have an obligation' to provide it Leading 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden said this week that the U.S. must provide health care to everyone in the country, “regardless of whether they are documented or undocumented.”...
05:16, 05/10/2019

Dave Brailsford backs Chris Froome to come back after horror crash "Team Ineos manager Dave Brailsford expects four times Tour de France champion Chris Froome to return to elite cycling after last week\u0027s horror crash at the Criterium du Dauphine."...
02:48, 06/17/2019

Boy bitten in third North Carolina shark attack this month An 8-year-old boy was bitten by a shark on a North Carolina beach over the weekend — marking the third shark attack in the state so far this month. The boy, whose name was not released, was in the water at Bald Head Island around 4 p.m. Sunday ...
07:00, 06/17/2019

Bruins vs. Hurricanes: Expect Carolina to rebound on home ice The Carolina Hurricanes hope the friendly confines of PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals will reboot the storm surge and help get themselves back into the series against the Boston Bruins. Boston leads it 2-0, out...
16:32, 05/14/2019

Shark bites 8-year-old boy off North Carolina, reports say The bite occurred around 4 p.m. on Bald Head Island, about 40 miles south of Wilmington, the village manager told local TV stations.        ...
03:48, 06/17/2019

Suspect in shooting at North Carolina university indicted CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a 21-year-old man on murder and other charges in the shooting attack at a North Carolina university that left two students dead and four others wounded. The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s...
14:32, 05/07/2019

Honda jet division expanding N Carolina production space GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Honda’s jet division is expanding its headquarters in North Carolina. Greensboro-based Honda Aircraft Co. announced Monday it is expanding its global headquarters with an extra 82,000 square feet for expanded wing assemb...
08:32, 05/20/2019

Teen bitten by shark while surfing in North Carolina A shark chomped down on a teen surfer as he rode the waves in North Carolina this week, according to new reports. Austin Reed, 19, was hurt around 2 p.m. Monday when the shark latched onto his foot at Ocean Isle Beach, local station ABC 11 reported. ...
08:48, 06/11/2019

3 North Carolina sheriffs to speak out against detainer bill RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina sheriffs who’ve refused to hold people who would otherwise be released from jail if federal agents say they might be in the country unlawfully are still opposed to updated legislation aiming to address t...
04:32, 06/19/2019

Arizona marine drowns off North Carolina coast EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities on the North Carolina coast say a Camp Lejeune Marine has drowned. Emerald Isle police say 28-year-old Lance Cpl. Justin A. Hinds of Avondale, Arizona, was pulled from the surf by friends last Saturday. He was pr...
11:16, 05/07/2019

SC Carolina Panthers HQ, practice fields bid faces key vote COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate appears to be preparing for a key vote on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of North Carolina. State Sen. Dick Harpootlian removed his obj...
12:00, 05/07/2019

North Carolina moves to help offenders clear their records RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Every time 28-year-old Poet Williams applies for a job, his arrest record comes up: three nonviolent misdemeanors. Those drug charges have followed the Durham resident since he was 21, barring him from jobs, apartments and opport...
06:32, 05/26/2019

Murder conviction overturned: North Carolina man released STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who received a life sentence for murder in 2011 is no longer behind bars. News outlets report 51-year-old Mark Carver left the Gaston County Jail on Tuesday. A Superior Court judge last week overturned Ca...
18:16, 06/11/2019

Student drowns during after-school dip with friends in North Carolina A high school student from North Carolina drowned on Friday — with reports claiming that he spent more than an hour underwater — after going for a swim with his friends in a private lake. “Our hearts are heavy with grief for the family and frie...
02:16, 05/18/2019

North Carolina: Where ‘No’ Doesn’t Mean ‘No’ When It Comes to Rape and Sexual Assault In this era of #MeToo and laws forcing women to have their rapists’ babies, a North Carolina bill that would have made it illegal to continue having sex with someone who told them to stop failed to even make it out of committee for a vote in that sta...
21:32, 05/17/2019

Quinnipiac stuns East Carolina 5-4 in NCAA Tournament Liam Scafariello hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the seventh inning, and Quinnipiac upset East Carolina 5-4 in the teams' rain-delayed NCAA Tournament opener        ...
20:00, 06/01/2019

Carolina Panthers offered $120M in tax breaks to relocate COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate has agreed to provide $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina. The27-15 vote Thursday came after contentious debate ...
12:32, 05/09/2019

S. Carolina sheriff ordered to pay $200K for wrongful arrest LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The sheriff’s department of Lexington County, South Carolina, has been ordered to pay $200,000 to a woman wrongfully arrested and charged with shoplifting from an area Walmart. The State reports a jury ruled that former D...
06:00, 06/06/2019

Sheriff: Five-year-old North Carolina boy killed by crossfire RED SPRINGS, N.C. — A 5-year-old North Carolina boy has been killed by crossfire between people fighting near state Highway 72. Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins tells news outlets that Alva Paisley Oxendine was wounded Wednesday night near Red S...
05:48, 06/06/2019

North Carolina Democrat in House race not for impeachment RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat running for a still-vacant U.S. House election he seemed to lose last year before signs of ballot fraud were unearthed says he doesn’t favor impeachment hearings confronting President Donald Trump and believes ...
12:00, 05/23/2019

K-State lands former North Carolina RB Jordan Brown MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — North Carolina running back Jordan Brown is heading to Kansas State, where he will be eligible to play for new coach Chris Klieman immediately as a graduate transfer. The former four-star recruit ran for 613 yards and four touc...
11:16, 05/08/2019

N Carolina transgender inmate to transfer to women’s prison RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prison officials in North Carolina are honoring the wishes of a transgender inmate and transferring her to a women’s prison. The state’s Department of Public Safety on Friday told lawyers for the ACLU of North Carolin...
18:16, 05/24/2019

North Carolina man sentenced for raping unconscious wife A North Carolina man has been sentenced to four years in prison for raping his wife, who was a service member at a military base in Washington state....
13:32, 06/05/2019

Boy on unicorn raft drifted into ocean off North Carolina A boy floating on a unicorn-shaped raft drifted into the ocean off the coast of North Carolina and needed to be saved, a report said. The child was visiting from Ohio last week when his rainbow-colored blow-up raft suddenly blew out to sea, prompting...
21:32, 06/11/2019

North Carolina beats Georgia Tech 10-2 for ACC title Aaron Sabato and Ashton McGee each hit 2-run homers during 4-run 6h inning, North Carolina wins Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title by beating Georgia Tech 10-2        ...
13:16, 05/26/2019

Boston Bruins take 3-0 series lead over Carolina Hurricanes The Boston Bruins picked up a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, and are one win away from reaching the Stanley Cup final....
11:48, 05/15/2019

North Carolina teen's leg amputated after shark attack A teenage girl who survived a shark attack had her leg amputated due to injuries sustained in the incident at a North Carolina beach, she confirmed Monday....
21:16, 06/03/2019

Warrant: N Carolina campus suspect may have recorded carnage CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — New court documents say the attacker in a fatal North Carolina university shooting may have recorded video of the classroom carnage on his cell phone. WSOC reported Saturday an arrest warrant described former student Trystan An...
11:48, 06/01/2019

Here's what we know about the University of North Carolina at Charlotte shooting Shots fired on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus led to a lockdown: The latest on the active shooter suspect, fatalities, injuries.        ...
20:32, 04/30/2019

Motive unclear in North Carolina campus shooting Authorities say a student with a pistol and no apparent motive killed two people and wounded four others at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte while the mood is somber among students. (May 1)        ...
18:16, 05/01/2019

Devastated North Carolina town still reeling from Florence TRENTON, N.C. (AP) — Nine months after Hurricane Florence inundated North Carolina, communities such as Trenton illustrate the slow and uneven pace of recovery. With hurricane season starting June 1, the courthouse and jail have yet to reopen as judg...
07:16, 06/22/2019

Service thanks N Carolina student who charged campus gunman WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Family and hundreds of friends and neighbors are remembering a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates’ lives by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. A memorial for 21-year-old Riley...
17:00, 05/05/2019

Service to remember student who charged N Carolina gunman WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A memorial service is scheduled to mark the passing of a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. A memorial is scheduled Sunday evening for 21-year-...
20:00, 05/04/2019

Florida man arrested in 1972 slaying of N Carolina woman A Florida man has been arrested in one of North Carolina's coldest cases: the 1972 slaying of a woman found bound and shot beside her 4-month-old baby....
16:00, 05/01/2019

Is North Carolina really committed to returning women's basketball to the top? From the way it handled Sylvia Hatchell's exit to its announcement of Courtney Banghart's hiring, UNC doesn't seem truly invested in women's basketball....
12:32, 05/01/2019

Alert sent at North Carolina college after report of gunman GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina college has issued an alert for students after reports of a gunman on campus. North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro issued an alert on Friday saying a man threatened to shoot a female student. Acco...
11:16, 05/03/2019

Trump to Trudeau: U.S. backs Canada's efforts to get citizens held in China released U.S. President Donald Trump told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a phone call on Thursday that the United States stands by Canada's efforts to secure the release of its citizens detained in China, the White House said in a statement....
23:00, 05/09/2019

Justin Bieber backs down from Tom Cruise fight challenge, depriving us all of prime entertainment Within the space of a week, we’ve gained and lost the possibility of witnessing the fight of the century. Bieber V. Cruise, which was first suggested by young Justin, was to be a clash between two of the most insufferable celebrities on the planet. T...
09:00, 06/13/2019

Canadian government backs startup NorthStar to boost data on space debris NorthStar's proposed system calls for the 2021 launch of a new constellation of small satellites that will use an array of hyperspectral, infrared and optical sensors to continuously monitor and analyze the Earth's ecosystems and orbit....
15:00, 06/16/2019

United Airlines is covering up cameras on seat backs amid privacy backlash United Airlines is covering up all the cameras on the back of customers' seats amid backlash about privacy.        ...
11:00, 04/29/2019

Pope backs carbon pricing to stem global warming and appeals to deniers Pope Francis said on Friday that carbon pricing is "essential" to stem global warming - his clearest statement yet in support of penalising polluters - and appealed to climate change deniers to listen to science....
12:16, 06/14/2019

Eoin Morgan backs England openers to combat Bangladesh spin threat • England have lost early wickets to spin in World Cup• ‘It’s just another challenge the guys have been presented with’They came into the World Cup as the arguably the most feared opening batting partnership around, having spent the past two years te...
12:16, 06/07/2019

Queensland captain Cherry-Evans backs State of Origin anthem boycott Maroons skipper hopes snub will spark debateIndigenous players won’t sing Advance Australia FairQueensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans says he not only respects a national anthem boycott by State of Origin players, he hopes it sparks debate for change....
22:48, 06/02/2019

Justice Department backs Treasury in refusal to hand over Donald Trump's taxes The Justice Department on Friday released a memo in support of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's decision to refuse House Democrats' subpoena seeking copies of President Donald Trump's tax returns....
20:16, 06/14/2019

Gabrielle Union backs Klay Thompson over husband Dwyane Wade for All-NBA team Following the news that Klay Thompson didn't make an All-NBA team but Dwyane Wade received one vote, Gabrielle Union backed the Warriors star instead.        ...
13:00, 05/25/2019

President Trump Backs Boris Johnson in U.K. Leadership Race Before State Visit Donald Trump weighed into Britain’s domestic political turmoil by backing the pro-Brexit Boris Johnson to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, in a breach of convention on the eve of the president’s state visit to the U.K. Trump insiste...
15:00, 06/01/2019

Irish PM sees growing risk of no deal Brexit, backs Weber for Commission Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he believed the risk of Britain crashing out of the bloc without any divorce agreement was growing with the British Conservatives set to choose a new leader....
09:48, 05/28/2019

The most savage celebrity parent clap backs by Chrissy Teigen, Pink, Kardashians and more Celebrity parents including Chrissy Teigen, Pink, Dax Shepard, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Ayesha Curry and Gabrielle Union take aim at trolls.       ...
12:00, 04/28/2019

On world stage, Trump backs North Korea's scathing criticism of Biden U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Korea's scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American....
20:48, 05/27/2019

House panel backs contempt citations for two Trump Cabinet members over census A U.S. House committee voted on Wednesday in favor of holding two of President Donald Trump's closest advisers in contempt of Congress for defying congressional subpoenas related to an effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census....
21:00, 06/12/2019

McGrath Names England, India Favourites, Backs Australia To Reach Final Other than England, Glenn McGrath named India as one of the toughest teams to beat but took confidence from Australia's recent ODI form and backed them to reach the final....
11:16, 05/27/2019

‘You Have to Open Doors.’ Julianne Moore Says She Backs Quotas for Gender Parity in Film (CANNES, France) — Julianne Moore said Wednesday that larger efforts are needed in order for the movie industry to reach gender parity, and that means implementing quotas. “We will not have gender parity unless everybody is cooperating. W...
13:32, 05/15/2019

Lap-dances, kick-backs, and debt: Infamous opioid maker files for bankruptcy Enlarge / Insys Therapeutics founder John N. Kapoor leaves federal court in Boston on March 13, 2019. (credit: Getty | Boston Globe) Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections Monday, just days after pleadin...
14:48, 06/11/2019

Moussa Sissoko backs Spurs to repeat Champions League heroics against Ajax • Team scored decisive late goals in group stage and quarter-final• ‘We have a lot of character. It would be foolish to write us off’Tottenham stared at elimination in every match during the second half of their Champions League group phase campaign ...
15:00, 05/01/2019

For now, Hong Kong leader backs off bill allowing extraditions to mainland China After days of sustained protests, Hong Kong’s government said it would delay plans for a bill that would allow fugitives to be transferred to mainland China....
04:00, 06/15/2019

North Carolina wealth manager guilty in $15M Ponzi scheme RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina jury has found an investment adviser guilty of lying to clients, forging documents and swindling people out of more than $15 million in a Ponzi scheme. News outlets report 46-year-old Stephen Peters was found gui...
13:00, 06/07/2019

Scientists found a tree in North Carolina that’s a jaw-dropping 2,624 years old Humans have a habit of shortening the lifespan of trees. We just love to cut them down, and we do so with startling efficiency, damaging or wiping out forests that have been around for centuries and some for much, much longer. The United States is no...
17:00, 05/10/2019

Two North Carolina men, dad killed in ATV crash at Tennessee adventure park Two North Carolina men and one of their fathers were killed Sunday after their all-terrain vehicle plummeted more than 100 feet down an embankment, according to Tennessee investigators....
18:32, 05/27/2019

N Carolina woman sues Project Veritas, founder for libel RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trial over a lawsuit against right-wing group Project Veritas and its founder James O’Keefe is under way in North Carolina. At issue is how a woman who was struck in the face outside a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally was...
09:00, 05/21/2019

North Carolina man charged with 1985 murder of top Hollywood director A North Carolina man has been charged in the long-unsolved murder of a top Hollywood television director and world-class bridge player who was found slain at his Los Angeles home in 1985, prosecutors said on Friday....
14:48, 05/10/2019

North Carolina student died while tackling gunman to save others Riley Howell died in his classroom after charging a gunman who would kill him and another studentDavid Belnap stood on his North Carolina college campus aching from the latest US school shooting as he held a candle and wore a homemade T-shirt with “R...
06:48, 05/02/2019

North Carolina to Investigate After Concerns Raised at Children’s Hospital The state health secretary announced an inquiry after a report in The New York Times revealed doctors’ fears that children seemed to fare poorly after heart surgery....
17:32, 05/31/2019

University of North Carolina identifies victims in deadly shooting The University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Wednesday revealed the identities of the two people killed and four injured in a shooting that prompted an all-night lockdown lifted slightly before dawn....
08:32, 05/01/2019

North Carolina university lifts curfew after shooting that killed two Several people seriously wounded at UNC Charlotte campusSuspect Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22, taken into custodyThe University of North Carolina at Charlotte lifted a campus lockdown on Wednesday morning, a day after a gunman killed two people and woun...
08:32, 05/01/2019

4 Florida residents killed in N Carolina small plane crash NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Four Florida residents and two dogs are dead after their private plane dropped off the radar and crashed into a wooded area of central North Carolina. North Carolina’s State Highway Patrol said Saturday the four victims l...
13:00, 06/08/2019

North Carolina Special Election: Voters Head to the Polls Primary voters will thin a field of more than two dozen candidates running to replace Walter B. Jones Jr., a longtime congressman who died in February....
08:32, 04/30/2019

North Carolina teachers plan new rally to press demands North Carolina teachers didn't win the pay increases and other changes they sought last year, despite a rally that brought 20,000 people to the capital so they're marching again Wednesday....
10:32, 04/30/2019

11-year-old North Carolina boy stops home invasion with a machete An intruder was stopped by an 11-year-old North Carolina boy wielding a machete. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has more.        ...
13:48, 06/18/2019

At least 2 dead, 4 injured in shooting at University of North Carolina, Charlotte The University of North Carolina, Charlotte campus was on lockdown Tuesday evening following reports of a shooting.        ...
17:00, 04/30/2019

Two dead, four injured in shooting at University of North Carolina, Charlotte A suspect reported to be a student has been arrested in a shooting that left two people dead and four others injured, three critically, on Tuesday at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, officials said....
19:48, 04/30/2019

UNC Charlotte is latest in a string of North Carolina campus shootings Since 2014, there have been at least seven other shootings on or near North Carolina colleges and universities.        ...
20:32, 04/30/2019

N Carolina college graduation held days after fatal shooting CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university is holding graduation ceremonies for almost 5,000 students just 10 days after a gunman stormed a classroom and killed two people while wounding four others. The University of North Carolina at Charlo...
04:16, 05/10/2019

North Carolina shuts out Auburn 2-0 to force deciding game CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Austin Bergner and Austin Love combined to pitch a six-hit shutout and Ike Freeman hit a two-run single in the first inning as North Carolina defeated Auburn 2-0 on Sunday to force a deciding Game 3 in the Chapel Hill Super R...
14:00, 06/09/2019

At least 2 dead, 4 injured in shooting at University of North Carolina at Charlotte A shooter killed two people and injured four others at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte on Tuesday night, causing a campus lockdown.        ...
20:32, 04/30/2019

Multiple deaths in shooting at University of North Carolina, Charlotte The University of North Carolina, Charlotte campus was on lockdown Tuesday evening following reports of a shooting.        ...
20:32, 04/30/2019

Gunman kills two, injures four at University of North Carolina, Charlotte A gunman reported to have been a student opened fire in a building at the University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding four others, three of them critically, officials said....
21:48, 04/30/2019

Suspect Charged With Murder After North Carolina Campus Shooting The police charged a man with murder early on Wednesday after a gunman opened fire in a University of North Carolina (UNC) building during final exams, killing two people and wounding four....
03:16, 05/01/2019

North Carolina: Plea expected in 3 Muslim students’ slayings DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina man charged with killing three much-admired Muslim university students is expected to enter a plea more than four years after the slayings, which the victims’ families blamed on bigotry. Craig Hicks was ex...
00:32, 06/12/2019

Woley, Julien rally Auburn past North Carolina 11-7 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Rankin Woley had a 3-run double in the eighth inning, Edouard Julien a 3-run homer in the ninth and Auburn scored nine runs in the last two innings on Saturday to rally for an 11-7 win over North Carolina in the first game of...
17:16, 06/08/2019

North Carolina Republicans Have Bad Excuses For Why They Can't Insure 1 Million People North Carolina is among the 14 states in the nation that have still yet to adopt any sort of Medicaid expansion plan, leaving over one million people—or one-tenth of the entire state’s population—to rely on emergency rooms and urgent care facilities ...
15:48, 06/18/2019

3rd Shark Attack in North Carolina This Month Injures 8-Year-Old Only three shark attacks were reported in the state in all of 2018, according to the International Shark Attack File. But experts say there is often year-to-year variation....
14:16, 06/17/2019

Coast Guard rescues man from cruise ship off North Carolina HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard has helped take a man from a cruise ship to the mainland for a medical problem. The Coast Guard’s Portsmouth, Virginia, command center received a call Friday morning that a passenger on the cruise ship was ...
13:00, 06/15/2019