It celebrates the flavors of Black cuisine.
It celebrates the flavors of Black cuisine.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican who has ramped up his criticism of President Donald Trump's election strategy in recent days, brushed aside a fiery tweet Saturday in which the president described him as "stupid and obnoxious." "Ben said the same thing to Nebraskans that he has repeatedly said to the president directly," James Wegmann, a Sasse spokesman said of the senator's increasingly public criticism of the president. "Ben is focused on defending the Republican Senate majority, and he's not going to waste a single minute on tweets."
A former Mexican defence minister has been charged with drug trafficking and laundering money while holding public office, US prosecutors say. Gen Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda was arrested at Los Angeles airport on Thursday. Prosecutors accuse Mr Cienfuegos, a retired general known as "The Godfather", of helping the H-2 Cartel - "an extremely violent Mexican drug-trafficking organisation" - smuggle drugs into the US.
A student said he warned his teacher about showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, considered blasphemous by Muslims, days before he was decapitated on a Paris street in what French President Emmanuel Macron called an "Islamist terrorist attack." Martial Lusiela, 15, told NBC News he was "shocked" by Friday afternoon's attack in the middle-class suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, north-west of the French capital. "I didn't expect a decapitation — it went too far," he said, speaking with the permission of his parents, shortly after the incident that left his 47-year-old history teacher dead.
PARIS/CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, France (Reuters) - The teenager who beheaded a teacher outside the school in a Paris suburb where he taught had approached pupils in the street and asked them to point out his victim, anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said on Saturday. Police shot dead the 18-year-old attacker, who was born in Russia, minutes after he murdered 47-year-old history teacher Samuel Paty in broad daylight in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday. A photograph of the teacher's body, accompanied by a message claiming responsibility posted on Twitter, was discovered on the assailant's phone, found near his body.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he voted for the late Ronald Reagan for president, instead of President Donald Trump. The Washington Post reported Friday that Hogan told the newspaper in an interview that he cast his ballot by mail last week for the former president as a write-in candidate. As a moderate Republican in a heavily Democratic state, Hogan hasn't shied away from criticizing Trump.
"Home Improvement" star Zachery Ty Bryan was arrested late Friday night for allegedly choking a woman he had been in a relationship with, according to the Eugene Police Department. Neighbors in an Eugene, Oregon apartment complex called police at 10:24 pm on Friday to report a physical dispute. When officers arrived, they found Bryan, 39, sitting outside of an apartment, according to an arrest reported obtained by TODAY.
The editorial board of the Lexington Herald-Leader, one of Kentucky's largest newspapers, endorsed Amy McGrath over 36-year incumbent Mitch McConnell. "McConnell purports to care about Kentucky and the country, but time and again, he has chosen the GOP instead," the editorial board stated. Senate Majority Leader McConnell is one of the most high-profile Republicans in the country.
Nine people have been arrested after a teacher in France was beheaded by an 18-year-old Chechen in what Emmanuel Macron called a "blatant Islamist terrorist attack". Samuel Paty, a married father, had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in class on freedom of expression. The killer, who was shot dead by police on Friday in broad daylight, was identified as an 18 year-old Chechen Russian born in Moscow.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday it was now time to prepare for a no-trade deal Brexit unless the European Union fundamentally changed course, bluntly telling Brussels that there was no point in talking any more. A tumultuous "no deal" finale to the United Kingdom's five-year Brexit crisis would sow chaos through the delicate supply chains that stretch across Britain, the EU and beyond - just as the economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic worsens. At what was supposed to be the "Brexit summit" on Thursday, the EU delivered an ultimatum: it said it was concerned by a lack of progress and called on London to yield on key sticking points or see a rupture of ties with the bloc from Jan. 1.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer excoriated President Donald Trump for continuing his incendiary rhetoric toward her at a Saturday campaign rally in the wake of an alleged plot to kidnap her. Speaking in Western Michigan as part of a swing through the Rust Belt, Trump urged Whitmer to loosen restrictions on economic activity enacted to curtail the spread of coronavirus, which is surging in the region. Trump's supporters erupted into chants of “lock her up” — a refrain from the 2016 campaign originally lobbed at Hillary Clinton, but since repurposed against Whitmer and other high-profile Democrats — which Trump did little to dissuade.
A Utah landlord evicted an 18-year-old woman after she described suicidal thoughts to her roommates, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The woman received a letter alleging she had violated the terms of her lease by interfering with her roommates' "quiet enjoyment" of their apartment and committing "recklessly [sic] endangerment of human life, assault, harassment, nuisance, disturbance of the peace." The woman told The Salt Lake Tribune she has contacted the building's management but has not received a response.
An 18-year-old man out on bond for a gun case was held without bail after he livestreamed himself during a sexual act with a 7-year-old first grader on break from her Chicago Public Schools remote learning class on Thursday prosecutors said. Catrell A. Walls, of the West Chesterfield neighborhood on the South Side, was arrested Thursday afternoon shortly after 3:30 p.m., after he was seen molesting the girl, police said. Walls, charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under 13 years old, appeared for a bond hearing Saturday afternoon before Judge Charles Beach.
Demonstrators marched through Lebanon's capital on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of a protest movement that toppled the government but was then overwhelmed by economic crisis, coronavirus and a devastating explosion in Beirut. The demonstrations that broke out last October spread nationwide against a political elite that had ruled since the 1975-1990 civil war, presiding over an economic crisis and a collapse in the currency. While the turmoil led to the resignation of prime minister Saad al-Hariri, politicians have since failed to form a government capable of addressing the country's challenges.
US First Lady Melania Trump addresses the B'More Youth Summit in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 26, 2019. First lady Melania Trump is airing her personal grievances on the White House website to the astonishment of readers. President Donald Trump's wife bashed her former friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who recently published a tell-all book about the first lady and her family, in a blog post on the official White House website, reported Politico.
Rapper Nuke Bizzle was arrested Friday on charges of scamming over $1.2 million in unemployment benefits, according to the US Attorney's office in the Central District of California. The rapper, identified as Fontrell Antonio Baines from Memphis, Tennessee, schemed the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance provided under the CARES Act, which aims to provide coronavirus aid and relief, prosecutors said. Baines previously published a music video titled "EDD," the California Employment Development Department, according to the press release.
The US is set to execute a female federal inmate for the first time in 67 years, Donald Trump's justice department has said. Lisa Montgomery, who strangled a Missouri woman in 2004 and stole her unborn baby, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the US penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, on 8 December. Montgomery, whose lawyers have long argued she has brain damage from beatings as a child and suffers from psychosis and other mental conditions, will become the first woman executed by the US government since Bonny Brown Heady in December 1953.
President Donald Trump and the late Sen. John McCain had a tense phone call shortly after the 2017 inauguration, according to a new book by McCain's longtime aide. During the call, Trump appeared angry about McCain's withdrawing his endorsement during the presidential election. President Donald Trump and late Sen. John McCain had an introductory phone call shortly after Trump's January 2017 inauguration in which the newly installed president lashed out at the widely respected statesman.
Anti-terrorism prosecutors in France have detained nine people, including a minor, after a geography teacher was decapitated in broad daylight in front of multiple witnesses on a street in northern Paris on Friday afternoon, according to Paris police. The attack outside a school in the Parisian suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine occurred after the teacher showed caricatures of the prophet Muhammad published in the satire magazine Charlie Hebdo to his students, a police spokesperson told NBC. The teacher, identified as Samuel Paty, 47, told Muslim students they could leave the classroom ahead of the lesson on freedom of expression and blasphemy, according to the school district.
A man named Matthew Hammar was found living in the rafters of a Raley's grocery store in Nevada after his foot fell through the ceiling, police told the Reno Gazette Journal. Local authorities confirmed to the outlet that Hammar was stealing food from the deli and even made himself "at home" during the week he lived in the ceiling. Hammar was charged with burglary and obstructing a police officer, according to the report.