Presidential campaigns have become long, gaffe-filled affairs and former Gov. George Pataki found out on Thursday that the flubs can start as early as day one. The Republican from New York chose to kick off his candidacy in New Hampshire with a rally in Exeter. "Let us move forward, so just as the dreams of that young child growing up in Peekskill, N.Y., came true, so too the dreams of a young child born today, whether in downtown Baltimore or here in Nashua, New Hampshire, can come true," Mr. Pataki said as sweat poured form his forehead.
In the debate over whether or not to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston, one of the most contentious questions is this: would taxpayers end up picking up the bill, and if so, how much would it cost? Boston 2024, the local group that's sponsoring the bid, says the games would be privately funded.
After leading wildlife officials on a daylong chase through a Wyoming city, an exhausted young black bear fell asleep under an aspen tree. State game and fish wardens told the Casper Star-Tribune newspaper that they found the bear sleeping so soundly that it didn't move when they used a tranquilizer. Wardens captured the bear about 6.45pm on Wednesday after authorities tried several times to corner it in Casper.
After the Myrtle Beach police in South Carolina put a warrant out for Jenelle Evans' arrest on Wednesday, May 27, the Teen Mom 2 star, 23, turned herself into the cops on Thursday. Following the incident, Evans retweeted her official PR account handle saying that Griffith had tried to run over her with his car, but her lawyer Amy S. Lawrence told a different story to Us Weekly.
On Thursday, the Hialeah Police Department announced that the two dogs--a 7-year-old bloodhound named "Jimmy" and "Hector," a 4-yr old Belgium Malinois--had died after being left inside Officer Enrique's vehicle for several hours. "I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of two remarkable police dogs from the Hialeah Police Department," said Don Ryce from the Jimmy Ryce Center, the organization that donated the bloodhound to the force seven years earlier.
Embattled FIFA executive committee members Jeffrey Webb and Eduardo Li were "provisionally dismissed" Thursday by CONCACAF, football's governing body for North America, in the wake of corruption charges filed by US authorities. Hawit tried to portray CONCACAF, whose offices were raided by US authorities on Wednesday, as a victim of the corruption rather than as part of the problem.
"Thank you for the gumbo!" "It was pretty shocking to say the least," said Nardelli, who also is a chef and bartender at the four-year-old restaurant in the Chevy Chase neighborhood. The customer, who was not identified, asked on the bill that $1,000 go to chef James Turner and $500 each for Nardelli and waitress Laura Dally.
LINCOLN, Neb. Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 34-10 to override Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts, who has backed the strict policy of his GOP predecessor to deny the licenses. Ricketts has said that those who arrived in the country illegally shouldn't receive privileges intended for legal residents and said the bill would expand privileges to individuals beyond the youth covered under the program.
The same federal jury that found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, last month voted to sentence him to death. Survivors of the attack and family members of the three people who died in the bombing, as well as the family of a university police officer who was shot to death three days later, will have an opportunity to speak at the sentencing.
An unknown tar-like substance began washing ashore from El Segundo Beach down to Redondo Beach on Wednesday, said the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. "It is simply too early to tell where the oil comes from... from natural seepage or from an oil spill from a local refinery or a pipeline located nearby," said a spokesman for environmental group Heal the Bay.
Now, Russia can ignore that evidence - as well any questions citizens might raise - since President Vladimir Putin signed a decree classifying certain peacetime deaths of soldiers as state secrets. "If foreigners know about the losses of soldiers in Donbass, that's not very good," he said, using a term that refers to eastern Ukraine."But more important is that the Russian public doesn't know. So it's going to be a secret, as it was in Soviet times." Russia has a history of secrecy surrounding the deaths of troops.
In talks in Hawaii with Voltaire Gazmin, Philippine secretary of national defense, the Pentagon chief "reaffirmed" the strong ties between the two countries and discussed territorial disputes in the contested waters of the South China Sea, where Beijing has been at loggerheads with the Philippines and other states in the region. Carter called on Wednesday for an immediate end to island-building by China and other countries near the South China Sea, urging the participants to stop militarizing the dispute and find a peaceful solution.