Tim Tebow was the highlight at a Hurricane Irma relief center on Monday until a World War II veteran got a hold of his harmonica. The former University of Florida quarterback was visiting victims and evacuees at a special needs shelter in Florida on Monday where he spent some time with a World War II veteran. Tebow posted a video of their exchange to his Twitter account in which the man plays a cheerful little song on the harmonica. (snip)"Totally uplifted by this #ww2 veteran, whose spirit and talents encouraged his fellow visitors at this Special Needs Shelter! #irma,” Tebow wrote
As a man noted for his simple tastes and who does not seem receptive to new and exotic foods, Donald Trump presents a challenge for banquet organisers where the US president is the guest of honour. (Snip) The dishes on the menu included coconut-flavoured chicken soup, seafood chowder, Kung Pao chicken, stewed beef steak in tomato sauce, braised vegetables in premium broth and grouper fillets in hot chilli oil. Local delicacies that disturb Western culinary sensibilities, such as thousand-year-old eggs and bird’s nests, or like shark’s fin soup raise ethical concerns, were definitely off the menu. Lei Jun, the founder of tech
“Prayers don’t work. We need legislation.” This has been many secular progressives’ mantra in response to recent mass shootings in America. On Sunday, after a gunman murdered more than 20 people during a church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas, some of them found proof of the powerlessness of prayer. (Snip) But for those familiar with the Bible’s promises concerning prayer and violence, nothing could be further from the truth. When those saints of First Baptist Church were murdered yesterday, God wasn’t ignoring their prayers. He was answering them. “Deliver us from evil.” Millions of Christians throughout the world pray these words
U.S. President Donald Trump, one of the most powerful and controversial political players in the world, is coming to Tokyo on Sunday, kicking off a 12-day trip around Asia, including South Korea and China. (Snip) “This is a big difference from the Obama administration,” said one high-ranking official, speaking on condition of anonymity. President Barack Obama, Trump’s predecessor, was often reluctant to meet with Abe, and multiple officials said communication between his aides and their Japanese counterparts wasn’t necessarily smooth. But since his inauguration on Jan. 20, Trump has met and talked with Abe at an unprecedented pace. They have held four
Saudi Arabia’s newest citizen has sparkling eyes, raspberry lips, and no hair. She has appeared on the cover of a fashion magazine. She once beat Jimmy Fallon at a game of rock-paper-scissors. Saudi Arabia’s newest citizen is a robot named Sophia—and as Cleve R. Wooston Jr. of the Washington Post reports, many people have pointed out that she already has more rights than human women who live in the country. (snip) While addressing the summit, Sophia did not wear a headscarf or the long, black cloak known as an abaya, which is mandatory under Saudi Arabia’s strictly enforced dress code
hroughout the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church held power across much of Western Europe. With a population that was largely illiterate and a Bible written in Latin, the church and its representatives—priests, bishops and the pope—acted as the sole intermediary between humankind and God. But on October 31, 1517, a monk named Martin Luther inadvertently launched a revolution. Although popular legend holds that he nailed his 95 Theses into the church door at Wittenberg, Luther himself disputed that notion, writes Eric Metaxas in Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World. Instead, Luther sent a letter to the
Beijing police have detained 54 people on suspicion of registering hospital appointments and illegally selling them to genuine patients at highly inflated prices. (Snip) Scalpers — known locally as huangniu, or yellow bulls — have long been a problem for China´s health system, as they often mean lengthy waiting times for patients unwilling to pay their exorbitant prices. Depending on the experience of the doctor, the cost of booking a hospital appointment is usually under 100 yuan ($15). The scalpers caught in Beijing were selling appointments for as much as 2,000 yuan, according to the police. "These scalpers came from six gangs,"
A Japanese town is hoping to lure new residents with this hilarious - if bizarre - zombie video game trailer. The small town of Kosugemura, in the mountains to the west of the Japanese capital of Tokyo, houses just 700 inhabitants. With many of its young people leaving town for work and studying opportunities, authorities are attempting to attract new residents. But instead of making the town seem picturesque or peaceful, they turned to using bloodied zombie outfits. This funny video shows residents pretending to be the living dead in a mock video game trailer. It shows all stages of the game, from character selection
The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 reached just about every continent throughout the globe. It’s perhaps better known as the “Spanish Flu,” a moniker given to the virus in part because Spain’s press, unshackled by the wartime restrictions laid upon the news media in other countries, robustly reported on its deadly impact. In the United States, for instance, the Sedition Act of 1918, made it a crime to publish any utterance that would interfere with the war effort. As the virus spread throughout America, the press was initially non-alarmist. But the death and illness that followed were unmistakable; the pandemic
To some it´s an Ozark Mountain Mardi Gras that includes live turkeys being dropped from a low-flying plane to an eager crowd below. To others, it´s just animal abuse. The 72nd Yellville Turkey Trot opened Friday with questions over whether the turkey drop portion would continue. The Chamber of Commerce for the small northern Arkansas city has distanced itself from the tradition it once endorsed and is hoping a "phantom pilot" won´t fly over this weekend. But that hasn´t stopped thousands of people from emailing the chamber about doing more to protect the birds. "Why don´t you jump yourselves with no parachute.
Opposition is mounting to a proposal to put a poultry slaughterhouse on the site of a former Dairy Queen on Walden Avenue in a residential Buffalo neighborhood. Masaab Darwish wants to open a street-front restaurant and a slaughterhouse, mainly for fresh chicken and turkeys, at 822 Walden Ave., near Academy Road. (snip) It would operate under halal, the Muslim dietary laws that also guide how animals must be killed before the meat can be eaten. Darwish, of Cheektowaga, stated in his application to the city that he has spoken to neighbors and gained support for the venture. But neighbors interviewed Thursday expressed
The white, rock-like substance found in Daniel Rushing’s car was not meth — it was actually tiny flakes of hardened glaze from a Krispy Kreme doughnut. But because a 2015 roadside test conducted by Orlando police came back positive for an illegal substance, Rushing was arrested on a drug possession charge with a firearm and spent 10 hours in jail before posting bond, according to the Orlando Sentinel. It wasn’t long before Rushing sued the city for the false results. However this week, the parties officially settled and Rushing received a $37,500 from the City of Orlando. Two years ago,
Geraldo Rivera said his trip to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria confirmed how badly biased the press is against President Trump. "Having seen how he was treated in Puerto Rico and then seeing the press about how he was treated in Puerto Rico it was almost an absolute 100 percent disconnect," the Fox News contributor told "Fox & Friends" on Saturday. Rivera visited Puerto Rico and interviewed the president and first lady as they surveyed storm relief efforts in the devastated country. He remembered crowds who were "ebullient" about the president´s visit. The federal government´s response to Hurricane Maria has been far better than
I argued that conservatives should disassociate themselves from Roy Moore and denounce him weeks before credible allegations surfaced today that he preyed on teenage girls, one only 14 years old. So I’m pretty locked-in. I suppose it’s good that some Republicans see this as a bridge too far. But it’s a little hard for me to focus on that upside when you think about what they considered to be acceptable until now. Still, it’s good to know where the line is. You can set up shady charities for profit. You can call for religious tests and champion theocracy. You can Link repaired
Former Massachusetts governor and failed president candidate Mitt Romney took opportunity to weigh in on the whole Roy Moore matter — the one that finds him ensnarled in a web of allegations of sexual improprieties with underage and young girls — and call for the former Alabama judge to immediately “step aside” and abandon his Senate aspirations. No need to wait on proof. To Romney, the allegations are bad enough. “Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections,” he said, The Hill reported. (Snip) Indeed, Several other Republicans have come forward to say or suggest the same as
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) has turned down an opportunity to debate his opponent, Doug Jones (D), because the differences between the two candidates are "crystal clear," according to Moore´s campaign. "While we appreciate the invitation from WHNT, the differences between the two candidates are crystal clear," Moore´s campaign chairman, Bill Armistead, said in a statement to WHNT-TV in northern Alabama. The CBS affiliate said on Wednesday that Moore´s campaign had declined to debate Jones, adding that the station would have allowed both campaigns to agree on a preferred format and offered six potential dates between Nov. 27 and Dec. 7. "We
Following a year of layoffs, ESPN is expected to have another round after Thanksgiving. Over 100 staffers could lose their jobs in the layoffs, including positions on the television side, producers, executives and those in digital and technology, according to Sports Illustrated. SportsCenter is expected to be "hit hard" and some on-air talent could be out of a job. ESPN declined to comment to Sports Illustrated about the looming job cuts. Layoffs have been occurring at ESPN multiple times throughout the last two years. In October 2015, the company laid off over 300 employees and this past April over 100 Headline resplit
LOS ANGELES - The number of lesbian, gay and transgender characters on U.S. television shows have reached record highs, and campaign group GLAAD said on Thursday that their stories were more important than ever given moves in the United States to roll back LGBT acceptance. In it annual report on diversity on the small screen, GLAAD found 329 regular and recurring LGBTQ characters across all broadcast, cable and streaming TV platforms, including the first asexual and non-binary characters. GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis said TV was a critical place for the portrayal of LGBTQ characters and their lives. “At a
The Republican Party´s Senate campaign apparatus has severed ties with Roy Moore, a day after the Alabama Senate candidate was accused of engaging in sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his early 30s. According to Federal Election Commission records, the National Republican Senatorial Committee removed itself Friday from a joint fundraising agreement with Moore´s campaign. The Alabama Republican Party and the Republican National Committee still belong to the agreement. NRSC Chair and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner called the allegations against Moore "deeply troubling" after the Washington Post broke the story on Thursday. "If these allegations are
Former Assistant FBI Director James Kallstrom unloaded on James Comey, Robert Mueller, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama Thursday, charging that major crimes "20 times bigger than Watergate" are being swept under the rug while Attorney General Jeff Sessions "is in a coma." Appearing on Fox News´ Varney & Co., Kallstrom told the host that it "was obvious to anybody that knows anything" that former President Barack Obama was not going to let James Comey indict Clinton. "It turns out -- unfortunately -- he was a political hack," Kallstrom said flatly. "I think he maybe started out in an honorable way.
This is just a report at this time— We will post any updates—(Snip) A Navy veteran who served 22 years for his country and then served in the Secret Service claims a family friend who lives in Alabama told his wife that a Washington Post reporter “named Beth” approached her and offered her THOUSANDS to accuse Judge Roy Moore of inappropriate sexual advances! Of course this is HUGE news if true. Doug Lewis #MAGA @umpire43 A family friend who lives in Alabama just told my wife that a WAPO reporter named Beth offered her 1000$ to accuse Roy Moore???? 7:35 PM - Nov
During a segment that aired on Friday’s broadcast of Birmingham, AL ABC affiliate WBMA 33/40’s 5 p.m. local news, political reporter Lauren Walsh sought out voters in Columbiana, AL to gauge their reactions to the Washington Post report that alleged Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore engaged in inappropriate conduct with four teenage girls more than 34 years ago. None of the respondents according to Walsh told her they believed the Post’s reporting. “It’s hard to believe the events that transpired yesterday,” Gordon Fluker of nearby Wilsonville, AL said to Walsh about the Washington Post report. Fluker’s response was the
You may have thought that Republicans had sunk as low as they could possibly go last year when they nominated for the presidency a man who was singularly unfit, morally and mentally, for that post. But, no, once you start racing to the bottom you never quite stop. There is always another level of degeneracy to be plumbed. Enter Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama. He believes that “homosexual conduct should be illegal” and that Muslims should not be permitted to serve in Congress. Now the Washington Post reports that this fearless crusader for “traditional values” had a habit
Susan Collins took to Twitter on Thursday to direct a GOP Senate candidate to quit the race if allegations against him turn out to be true.Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, a 70-year-old former state Supreme Court justice, defiantly denied allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct with minors published Thursday in a Washington Post story. The revelations, a month before the Dec. 12 special election, triggered a sharp backlash from would-be Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill, who called on Moore to quit the race if the allegations were true.
I am really sorry that John McCain suffers from a brain affliction, but he continues to play an active role in politics, and so I must call him out when he does something really outrageous. Yesterday, Sen. McCain called on Judge Roy Moore to "immediately step aside" after unproven allegations of sexual impropriety were published in a liberal newspaper. No waffling about "if true..." That is a standard Senator McCain did not apply to himself under similar circumstances. During his 2008 presidential bid, the New York Times published a story alleging sexual misconduct with a female lobbyist. McCain fought it.