Christine Hallquist Scores Historic Win In Vermont’s Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

Christine Hallquist Scores Historic Win In Vermont’s Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

Christine Hallquist on Tuesday became the country’s first openly transgender candidate to win a major party’s nomination in a governor’s race. Vermont Democrats made history by selecting Hallquist as their gubernatorial nominee in the party’s primary. She defeated three other candidates. In November’s election, the former CEO faces off against Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who…
Limousine In Schoharie Crash That Killed 20 Failed Inspection: Reports

Limousine In Schoharie Crash That Killed 20 Failed Inspection: Reports

NEW YORK (Reuters) ― Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said the limousine that crashed in upstate New York on Saturday, killing 20, failed its inspection last month and that the driver was not properly licensed, local media reported on Monday. Saturday’s accident, which killed two pairs of newlyweds, four sisters from one family and two brothers from another,…
Donald Trump Jr. Posts Meme Mocking Woman Accusing Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Assault

Donald Trump Jr. Posts Meme Mocking Woman Accusing Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Assault

Donald Trump Jr. posted a meme on Instagram making fun of the woman who alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were high school students. “Judge Kavanaugh’s sexual assault letter found by Dems,” reads the caption at the top of an image, which features a crayon letter in what looks like a…
Man Dies After Shark Attack Off Cape Cod, Police Say

Man Dies After Shark Attack Off Cape Cod, Police Say

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man has died after being attacked by a shark off Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Wellfleet Police Lt. Michael Hurley tells The Associated Press a man in his mid-20s succumbed to his injuries following the attack in the waters off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet at around noon Saturday.…
20,000 Pallets Of Water Bottles Were Left In Puerto Rico, And No One Seems To Know Why

20,000 Pallets Of Water Bottles Were Left In Puerto Rico, And No One Seems...

An estimated 20,000 pallets of water bottles have apparently just been sitting on a tarmac in Puerto Rico since after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, and no government agency has been able to answer why.  Abdiel Santana, who works for a Puerto Rico Police agency, posted photos of the pallets on a runway in Ceiba…
Former Florida House Candidate On Kavanaugh Accusation: ‘What Boy Hasn’t Done This?’

Former Florida House Candidate On Kavanaugh Accusation: ‘What Boy Hasn’t Done This?’

Former Florida GOP congressional candidate Gina Sosa has completely dismissed a sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “Tell me, what boy hasn’t done this in high school?” she asked on camera on CNN. Sosa made the starling comment in a story Thursday on reactions from a group of five Republican women in…
Hong Kong Hit By Typhoon Mangkhut, World’s Strongest Storm This Year

Hong Kong Hit By Typhoon Mangkhut, World’s Strongest Storm This Year

HONG KONG ― The world’s most powerful storm this year battered this skyscraper-studded metropolis on Sunday, collapsing bamboo scaffolding, tearing the corner off a building and slamming the waterfront with nearly 13-foot surges.  Typhoon Mangkhut’s winds reached roughly 106 miles per hour as the storm, upgraded to a full-blown hurricane on Sunday morning, barreled westward into…
At Least 384 Killed After Major Earthquake And Tsunami Hit Indonesia

At Least 384 Killed After Major Earthquake And Tsunami Hit Indonesia

PALU, Indonesia, Sept 30 (Reuters) - More than 400 people were confirmed killed, many swept away as tsunami waves triggered by a massive earthquake crashed into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, and authorities expected the toll to rise sharply on Sunday as news arrives from remote areas. Dozens of people were reported to be still trapped in…
Major Veterans Group Slams Trump’s ‘Outrageous’ Response To McCain’s Death

Major Veterans Group Slams Trump’s ‘Outrageous’ Response To McCain’s Death

AMVETS, one of the country’s largest veterans organizations, blasted President Donald Trump on Monday over his lackluster response to the recent death of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The organization, also known as American Veterans, tweeted that it was “deeply disappointed in the lack of traditional and appropriate respect in the White House’s reaction” to the decorated…
Undocumented Mom Leaves Church Sanctuary After 10 Months To Plead For Asylum

Undocumented Mom Leaves Church Sanctuary After 10 Months To Plead For Asylum

An undocumented woman in Philadelphia left a church sanctuary after 10 months on Wednesday to plead with Democratic Sen. Bob Casey to help her and her children stay in the country. The woman, Carmela Apolonio Hernandez, 37, fled Mexico in 2015 with her four children after her brother and two nephews were gunned down by…
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