For two minutes, Mike Sakasegawa followed a lemon as it rolled down a hill near his San Diego home, filming the citrus fruit's adventure on his phone. He didn't have a plan for the lemon. Sakasegawa saw it first from a distance, already rolling at a steady pace, as he walked home from his morning run. "I thought it was a tennis ball or something," Sakasegawa said in an interview Thursday, July 12. He'd just passed a guy walking his dogs. He ran to catch up to the rolling object, and it was only as he got closer that he noticed it was actually a piece of fruit.
The empty house was tucked on a cul-de-sac in Henderson, Nevada, a sprawling suburb 20 minutes by car from the all-hours neon hum of the Las Vegas Strip. Five bedrooms topped by a terra-cotta roof, palms trees waving in the small gravel yard, the Cool Lilac Avenue address looked as neat and tidy as the other identical properties crammed onto the block. Inside was different.
An officer who was captured on video failing to intervene as a man harassed a woman for wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt resigned on Wednesday, the Cook County Forest Preserve District Police Department said. The harassed woman, Mia Irizarry, planned to spend her birthday last month celebrating with friends at Caldwell Woods, a sprawling forested area on Chicago's Far Northwest Side. She purchased a permit to rent a picnic area in the park and arrived wearing a shirt that displayed the Puerto Rican flag.
Prosecutors in Ohio have dismissed charges against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels after she was accused of "fondling" patrons and police during a Wednesday-night performance at a strip club in Columbus.
Paul Manafort has been moved, over his objections, to a new jail with a history of illustrious guests. Officials confirm the former Trump campaign chairman was booked Thursday morning into the Alexandria Detention Center, a complex of brick buildings just off the Capital Beltway and a few blocks from the federal courthouse where he will be tried later this month on bank and tax fraud charges.
Dave Walton gave a deep sigh as he heard soybean prices just hit their lowest level in a decade. It happened hours after President Donald Trump took another step toward tariffs on even more Chinese goods - a move China would almost certainly answer with more tariffs of its own.
After a year of being ineligible, "Game of Thrones" came back in a big way in the Emmy nominations announcement on Thursday, earning 22 nods, including best drama series, bringing its lifelong total to a whopping 129. "Saturday Night Live" and "Westworld," the two shows that dominated last year's Emmys, trailed close behind, earning 21 nominations each, followed by Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" with 20.
WASHINGTON - White House legislative affairs director Marc Short, one of President Donald Trump's longest-serving and more visible aides, is planning to step down by the end of the month. Short is joining the Guidepost Strategies consulting firm and will teach at the University of Virginia's business school, where he received a degree, and also serve as a senior fellow at the university's Miller Center.
LONDON - If President Donald Trump likes a little chaos, a little disruption on his travels, he has come to the right place. Asked about the mass demonstrations scheduled for his trip to Britain, Trump said Thursday at a NATO press conference, "I think they like me a lot in the U.K. I think they agree with me on immigration. I'm very strong on immigration." He added, "I'm going to a pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations."
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has released more than half of the youngest children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said, but continues to hold the rest as a court deadline to reunite a much larger group of older children approaches.