WASHINGTON - James Comey, the FBI director fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in this year's congressional elections. Comey, until recently a Republican, argued on Twitter on Tuesday night, July 17, that the GOP, which controls both chambers of Congress, has failed to provide an adequate check on Trump. "All who believe in this country's values must vote for Democrats this fall," he wrote. "Policy differences don't matter right now. History has its eyes on us."
"Watch out! Shots fired!" Officer William Umana shouted through his radio to his fellow Las Vegas police officers pursuing a black SUV containing two shooting suspects. Police later said Fidel Miranda and Rene Nunez fired 34 rounds at officers in Las Vegas on July 11. Officers pursued the pair after they shot a man at a carwash.
Walter Carr sent his friends a flurry of increasingly pleading text messages. The college student's car had broken down, and he was supposed to begin his new job as a mover the next morning -- at a home 20 miles from his apartment near Birmingham, Ala. He struck out finding a ride, but he wasn't about to miss his first day of work at a moving company called Bellhops. Carr, 20, needed the work. He mulled his predicament and concluded there was only one option: He would walk it.
CHIANG RAI, Thailand - With a routine of digging, breaks for water and meditation, a group of young Thai soccer players and their coach stayed alive while trapped in a flooded cave without any food for nine days before they were found by two British divers in a remarkable search-and-rescue operation that gripped the world.
Today the city of Sugar Land is a sprawling suburb southwest of Houston, home to Imperial Sugar Co., shopping malls and endless cul-de-sacs. But, more than a century ago, it was a sprawling network of sugar cane plantations and prison camps. Sugar Land was better known then as the Hellhole on the Brazos. From sun up to sun down, convicts who were leased by the state to plantation owners toiled in the fields chopping sugar cane sometimes until they "dropped dead in their tracks," as the State Convention of Colored Men of Texas complained in 1883.
More than three years before she was arrested on the accusation of being a covert Russian agent, Maria Butina gave a guest lecture to about a dozen students munching pizza in a setting far removed from the country's political world: a public university in Vermillion, South Dakota. The next month she spoke to about 20 business-minded students at a public high school in Sioux Falls. And that summer, she talked to a crowd of teenagers at a politically oriented summer camp organized by South Dakota Republicans.
WASHINGTON - A day after trying to do damage control, President Donald Trump offered a fresh defense Wednesday of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, firing off morning tweets in which he claimed that his widely panned news conference afterward actually was appreciated by "many people at the higher ends of intelligence."
At first glance, the white house on Ferguson Street in Detroit looks like any other home commonly found in American suburbs. It's front lawn is mowed and decorated with thick green shrubbery. It's peaked roof is covered in gray shingles. The interior, however, is another story.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday grudgingly sought to inch back his warm remarks about Russia and its leader during a summit in Helsinki a day earlier, saying he had misspoken when he appeared to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's denials that Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential election over the conclusions of his own intelligence community.
I lay on the table in an Atlanta hospital room almost a decade ago, watching as my doctor sliced me open and yanked two slimy, screaming balls of fire from my abdomen. I couldn't describe the emotions that overtook me the first time my daughter and I locked eyes; I just knew I had to protect her. My son arrived 60 seconds later, and I knew I would take care of him, too. I wanted to give my babies the world - a world many didn't think I could offer because of my age. I didn't know if I could, either, but at that moment, I stopped seeing myself as failure. I was a mother.