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  • Hero customer ambushes Waffle House killer and wrests away his assault-style rifle

    As soon as he heard the gunshots, James Shaw Jr. bolted and hid in a restroom. But he didn’t lose sight of the gunman. And the moment the shooter paused, police said, Shaw decided to ambush him. That heroic act by a customer saved countless lives at a Nashville-area Waffle House, where a seminude gunman killed four people early Sunday morning. “He saw the gunman looking at his rifle. At that point, the shots had stopped,” Metro Nashville police spokesman […]

  • Kellyanne Conway says asking about her husband’s anti-Trump tweets is a ‘double standard’

    WASHINGTON — White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that it was inappropriate and a “double standard” to be asked about her husband’s tweets, which have been critical of her boss, President Donald Trump. Since last year, George Conway, a prominent attorney whom Trump considered nominating for solicitor general, has been posting and retweeting tweets that have been critical of the President. Asked about her husband’s social media activities, Kellyanne Conway told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union,” […]

  • 4 killed at Tennessee Waffle House as police search for suspect

    NASHVILLE — Nashville police are asking residents to lock their doors and stay alert after a seminude gunman killed four people at an area Waffle House. “Keep your doors locked, keep your eyes open. If you see this individual — if you see a nude guy walking around this morning — call the police department immediately,” Metro Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said. Police are asking for the public’s help in finding suspect 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois. Authorities […]

  • Planned Parenthood chief: Trump administration is ‘the worst for women that I’ve seen in my lifetime’

    Outgoing Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards is slamming the Trump administration, dubbing it “the worst for women that I’ve seen in my lifetime.” Richards’ comments came during an interview with CNN’s Van Jones on his show Saturday, as she recalled a “disappointing” January 2017 meeting at the White House with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. “I wouldn’t say I had high expectations for the meeting going in,” Richards told Jones, “but certainly my position is that anywhere I can go […]

  • 5 cool, and not-so-cool things, that have happened since the last Earth Day

    Earth Day turns 48 this year and millions of people in roughly 200 countries will unite Sunday to find ways to protect and celebrate the planet. In the past year, we’ve had environmental victories as well as defeats, all of which will have effects on the planet in some way. Here are five significant events that happened since the last Earth Day: We lost one rhino subspecies The world’s last male northern white rhino died last month, leaving the future […]

  • Michael Jackson’s famous moonwalk shoes are going up for auction

    The black loafers that Michael Jackson used to perform his signature moonwalk for the first time on stage are going up for auction. The star owned the Florsheim Imperial leather shoes and wore them while rehearsing his performance of “Billie Jean” for the “Motown 25” TV special in 1983. That rehearsal marked the first time the King of Pop performed his famous backward-sliding dance move on stage, according to GWS Auctions. “Anything related to Michael Jackson is extraordinary, and to have something […]

  • Colin Kaepernick named Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience

    Amnesty International awarded Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his public protest against racial and social injustice. “The Ambassador of Conscience award celebrates the spirit of activism and exceptional courage, as embodied by Colin Kaepernick,” Salil Shetty, the human rights group’s secretary-general, said in a statement. “He is an athlete who is now widely recognized for his activism because of his refusal to ignore or accept racial discrimination.” The award is Amnesty International’s highest honor, according […]

  • Al Franken to make first public appearance since leaving Senate over sexual harassment allegations

    Al Franken will make his first public appearance next month since leaving the Senate last December over sexual harassment allegations. The former senator from Minnesota will be discussing Russian interference in the 2016 election at the Privacy XChange Forum, a privacy and cybersecurity forum being held in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 1, according to a press release sent out Friday. The title of the event: “Lies and Lying Liars in 2018: Privacy, Competition and Russian Election Meddling.” “Recent scandals like the Cambridge […]

  • Inspectors visit site of suspected chemical attack in Syria after delays

    Chemical weapons experts finally collected samples in the besieged Syrian city of Douma on Saturday, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said, after waiting for days to access the site of a suspected gas attack. A fact-finding team visited one site in Douma and collected samples, the group said, to help determine whether banned substances were used there in an April 7 strike. “The OPCW will evaluate the situation and consider future steps including another possible visit to […]

  • Red Cross employee killed in an attack in Yemen

    A humanitarian aid worker was shot and killed in Yemen on Saturday morning after an attack on his vehicle, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. Hanna Lahoud was a staffer in charge of the ICRC’s detention program in Yemen. The Lebanese national was on his way to visit a prison when a group of unknown armed men attacked the car he was in, the aid group said. Lahoud was immediately rushed to a hospital, where he died of […]