Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the company's board late Wednesday, July 11, after touching off a firestorm of criticism when he confirmed that he had used a racial slur during a conference call with a marketing agency. Schnatter, a Donald Trump donor who had already stepped down as his company's chief executive in January after he said that NFL player protests were hurting his pizza sales, apologized after saying that the report that he had used the n-word in the May call, in the business magazine Forbes, was not in error.
The Thai Navy has released new footage from inside the Tham Luang caves, where 12 boys and their coach were trapped for over two weeks, revealing more details about the multi-day rescue mission that captured the attention of the world.
Hours before Nevada was set to carry out the country's first lethal injection using the powerful opioid fentanyl, a judge on Wednesday halted the execution due to a challenge from a drug company that objects to the state's plan to use one of its products as a sedative for the procedure.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday, July 11, sought to allay rising anxiety among farmers about the impact of his trade war with China, promising over Twitter to bolster sales of their products but acknowledging it could take a while. "I will open things up, better than ever before, but it can't go too quickly," Trump said in a pair of tweets sent from Brussels, where he is attending a gathering of NATO leaders. "I am fighting for a level playing field for our farmers, and will win!"
Supporters of marijuana legalization in North Dakota have submitted more than 18,000 signatures to the secretary of state in support of a measure that would fully legalize the drug, well above the 13,452 signatures required to put the question on the November ballot.
BRUSSELS - President Donald Trump called Wednesday for NATO leaders to double their defense spending commitments, hours after he delivered a blistering tirade against Germany and other allies. Although Trump joined fellow NATO leaders in approving a sweeping set of plans to bolster defenses against Russia and terrorism, the U.S. president has complained that Europe has been taking advantage of U.S. military support for the continent, and he urged his counterparts in a private session to substantially raise a defense spending goal on which many are already falling short.
A 22-year-old Florida man, alleged to be one of the gunmen in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Michael Boatwright of Fort Lauderdale was arrested on July 5 on unrelated drug charges, according to a press release. While in jail, he was served with an arrest warrant for the first-degree murder charge. This is the second arrest in the case; Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, was arrested on June 20, and charged with first-degree murder, operating a vehicle without a license and a probation violation.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, could have a relatively clear path to confirmation in the Senate. Republicans control the chamber, and they are eager to play a role in firming up the court's conservative majority to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, a swing vote.
Facebook could be fined a symbolic 500,000 pounds ($664,000) by the U.K.'s privacy regulator after the social network giant failed to prevent key user data falling into the hands of a political consultancy that helped get President Donald Trump elected.
The SAT and ACT essay tests began with fanfare in 2005, a bid to assess the writing chops of college-bound students under the pressure of a clock. Now, many colleges say time's up for those exams. With a few notable exceptions, the consensus in higher education is that the tests are becoming an afterthought even though hundreds of thousands of high school students still take them every year as one of the grinding rituals on the road to college.