Oct 9, 2015
‘He’s tough’: DWTS train terror hero supports friend Spencer Stone through intensive care as chilling new footage shows two attackers fleeing gay nightclub after stabbing the airman in a violent brawl The couple who hid A SINKHOLE under their home: Family found guilty of not telling new owners that the property was splitting in TWO and pocketing thousands Live-in nanny claims Uber executive and his Airbnb boss wife sexually-harassed and underpaid her for years while she worked at their $7million San Francisco home ‘The whole thing just seems very shady’: Friend of high-flying doctor ‘who died from cocaine overdose’ says she was just out for a ‘quiet night on the town’ when he saw her hours before her death ‘We love you all the way to the White House!’: Trump meets his most enthusiastic fan yet, who just happens to be Hispanic… but he swears it isn’t a stunt Can’t lose weight like you … (more)
Oct 8, 2015
Republicans in Washington struggled to fill a leadership void on Thursday as the front-runner to take control of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, quit the race in a surprise announcement that heightened concerns about the party's ability to govern effectively. Representative McCarthy, the No. 2 House Republican, had been expected to win Thursday's contest for the nomination to succeed retiring Speaker John Boehner despite opposition from more conservative lawmakers demanding a harder line against Democratic President Barack Obama's agenda. "For us to unite, we probably need a fresh face," McCarthy, who is from California, told reporters after the election meeting ended in chaos.
Oct 7, 2015
The House Freedom Caucus, an influential group of conservatives, will back Florida Rep. Daniel Webster for speaker, several lawmakers said following a Wednesday afternoon meeting — a blow to Rep. Kevin McCarthy in his bid for the position. The decision is a major rebuke to the House leadership under Speaker John Boehner, and McCarthy, the current majority leader looking to win the speaker’s job.
Oct 7, 2015
By Rich McKay COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) – Residents in flood-ravaged South Carolina remained on alert Wednesday for more inundation from swollen rivers and vulnerable dams, while rescuers in one of the hardest hit areas found the body of a person missing after a truck was submerged by water. Emergency responders in Richland County said they were still searching for another person who was unaccounted for after a truck carrying five people drove around road barriers at about 3 a.m. ET and got caught in floodwaters resulting from the historic rainfall in the state. The latest fatality brings the death count from the widespread rainstorm to at least 16 in South Carolina, including people who drowned or were killed in car crashes.
Oct 7, 2015
Employees at the company that maintained Hillary Clinton’s private email server expressed concern among themselves about the way the former secretary of state’s team directed them to manage data backups after the FBI started looking into the arrangements, according to emails obtained by a senator. In a letter obtained by CNN, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, asks Datto, Inc, the makers of Clinton’s server back-up system, for information on how her emails were preserved and protected.
Oct 6, 2015
South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by record rainfall, as the death toll from widespread flooding rose to 15 on Tuesday and residents braced for more evacuations in areas near dams and swollen waterways across the state. "We are still in the mode that the next 36 to 48 hours will be volatile," Governor Nikki Haley told a news conference. Eleven dams in the southeastern state have failed, the state Emergency Management Division said.
Oct 5, 2015
At noon on Thursday, Republicans will gather behind closed doors and vote by secret ballot for their candidate for the most powerful job in the House, a post that’s second in line to the presidency – Speaker of the House. The Republican caucus – at 247, the largest majority in more than 80 years – will select its nominee to replace Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who has announced he is stepping down at the end of October after nearly five years in the post.
Oct 5, 2015
By Greg Lacour WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) – Floodwaters from unprecedented rainfall in South Carolina have killed nine people, closed more than 500 roads and bridges and prompted hundreds of rescues of people trapped in homes and cars, officials said on Monday. Governor Nikki Haley warned residents to remain on alert as rain continued to fall in some of the hardest-hit areas, including the state capital, Columbia, which saw its wettest days on record over the weekend. "There’s still a lot of water out there." President Barack Obama declared a disaster in South Carolina, making federal funds available to governments and non-profits in 11 counties.