A parrot was taken into custody Monday, April 22, after nearly spoiling a raid while playing lookout for two crack-dealing suspects by repeatedly yelling, "Mamãe, polícia!" according to Brazilian police in the state of Piauí. The phrase means, "Mama, police!" Police encountered the unnamed parrot at the home of the two alleged crack cocaine dealers, perched inside a small brick one-story home with a windowless facade, Brazil's R7 news channel reported.
Former vice president Joe Biden opened his third campaign for the presidency on Thursday, April 25, efforts that have spread over 32 years, taking direct aim at President Donald Trump and declaring that "we are in the battle for the soul of this nation." In a video posted on social media, Biden recounted the deadly clash between white supremacists and counterprotesters at a 2017 gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, after which Trump said there were "some very fine people on both sides." "In that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had seen in our lifetime," Biden s
HOUSTON - The groans erupted halfway through Bernie Sanders' appearance Wednesday at a presidential candidates' forum sponsored by She the People, a group that aims to drive up voter participation among women of color.
Measles cases in the United States have now exceeded the highest number on record in a single year since the disease was eliminated in 2000. Nationwide, at least 673 cases have been reported in 22 states in 2019, according to a tally by The Washington Post of state and local health department data on Wednesday. That's more than the 667 cases reported in 2014, when one large outbreak primarily among unvaccinated people in Amish communities in Ohio accounted for more than half of the total that year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide an official update Monday.
Twitter on Wednesday unveiled a new reporting tool designed to prevent deliberate attempts to misinform voters. As part of the social media company's efforts to curb election manipulation and interference, the tool allows users to flag posts with misleading information about, for example, how to register to vote or cast a ballot; voter identification requirements; or the date and time of an election.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that he would ask the Supreme Court to intervene if Democrats move to impeach him - a notion that legal experts said showed a misunderstanding of the Constitution. It was unclear how Trump would legally justify such a move, since the Constitution delegates impeachment proceedings to Congress, not the courts.
Eddie Adams didn't have the money to buy college textbooks this semester, so he had to rely on his classmates at George Mason University to loan him theirs. He is the principal cellist in the school orchestra, but he couldn't afford to buy or even rent a cello.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump shared a theory without evidence on Wednesday, April 24, that Mexican soldiers recently drew guns on U.S. soldiers at the border as a diversion for drug smugglers, a comment at odds with the U.S. military's assessment of what happened. Trump offered a warning to Mexico while tweeting with his thoughts. "Mexico's Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border," the president wrote, erroneously calling the soldiers National Guardsmen. "Better not happen again!
It's not exactly unusual for school dress codes to become a source of controversy. But the latest flare-up has a new twist: This time, it's parents being told what they can and can't wear on campus. As the Houston Chronicle first reported, one high school principal warned parents earlier this month that they will be turned away if they show up at their child's school wearing hair rollers, leggings, silk bonnets or any other items on a list of banned clothing.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's ideological divide was on full display Tuesday, and it seemed from their questioning that the court's conservatives were likely to defer to the Trump administration on adding a question concerning citizenship to the 2020 census form sent to every American household. The court's liberal justices were skeptical of the case offered by Solicitor General Noel Francisco, who represented the administration. They peppered him with questions, and the exchanges between Francisco and Justice Sonia Sotomayor at times seemed tense.