Trump Fight With Gold Star Families Shocking
Rachel Maddow struggles to process how it could be reality that Donald Trump has picked a fight with the families of people who died in service to the United States, to whom Americans owe a debt, not an insult.
Sonoma Sheriff Battles With ICE Over Misinformation On California Wildfires
John Kelly Is Sad Women Are No Longer 'Sacred.' Women Are Not That Sad.
Mom's incredible hack for getting her child to take medicine goes viral
No matter the flavor, from orange to grape, we have vivid memories of being force-fed a spoonful, only to quickly chase it down with a glass of milk or a treat. England's Helena Lee was trying to feed her newborn Calpol when she remembered reading about this trick -- all you need is a bottle and syringe.
Las Vegas Security Guard Breaks Silence on Ellen DeGeneres? Show
Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough Questions
A cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.
Top Syrian general killed by Isil landmine near Deir Ezzor
A senior Syrian commander and one of President Bashar al-Assad?s most trusted generals has been killed during an operation against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). Brig Gen Issam Zahreddine, a field commander in the elite Republican Guard, died after a convoy he was travelling in hit a landmine on Wednesday morning as they drove through Hawija Saqr near Deir Ezzor province. Zahreddine, who was in his late 50s and instantly recognisable by his full grey beard, had been leading 7,000 troops in the battle to retake the eastern city of Deir Ezzor from the jihadists. He also led government offensives against armed opposition in the central Homs province and near the capital, Damascus, in the earlier days of the conflict. Issam Zahreddine addresses his troops in Deir Ezzor His death will be a major blow to the regime, which has lost huge numbers of high-ranking soldiers and generals over the course of the six-year war. He was a controversial figure who was pictured last year posing next to hanging corpses which appeared to have been tortured before being cut into pieces. In another, he is seen walking beside a line of bodies so long he and some of his troops stopped before they even reached the last one. He is named in a lawsuit filed by the family of the late veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in an artillery attack in Baba Amr district of Homs. Zahreddine had been in charge of an operation to root out rebels in the central city at the time in February 2012. The Colvin family alleges that Zahreddine, after learning of the Sunday Times journalist?s whereabouts, ordered a targeted artillery attack on the makeshift opposition media centre where she had been staying. The regime has denied the attack on the American was deliberate. And last month the major gave an interview warning Syrian refugees not to return to the country, saying the army would ?never forgive or forget?. "If you know what is good for you, none of you return,? he said in a Syrian state TV interview. The commander later apologised and said his comment was misinterpreted, and he was only referring to Isil and rebel fighters who had killed Syrian troops. He was remembered online on Wednesday by government supporters as a hero who gave his life for his country, but by opposition backers as a war criminal. Several top Syrian, Russian and Iranian commanders have been killed in recent months in fighting around Deir Ezzor. The province is the last remaining stronghold of Islamic State, which has put up a tough fight to retain control of the strategic oil-rich region. With the defeat of Isil in its former capital, Raqqa, this week, the battle against the group will now centre on Deir Ezzor where it has now largely been confined and under attack from both Syrian troops and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.
Relatives of freed Afghanistan hostage say he and family deeply traumatised
Joshua Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman were abducted in Afghanistan on a backpacking trip. The family of the Canadian man freed with his wife and three children five years after they were kidnapped in Afghanistan have implored media to consider the trauma suffered by the family, noting that Joshua Boyle ? the only member of the family to speak in public since their rescue ? has yet to receive medical or psychological clearance. On Wednesday, the family of the 34-year-old said it was a blessing to have them at home and safe.
Alabama executes man convicted or murdering police officer
Alabama on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 by shooting him multiple times in his patrol car, prison officials said. Torrey McNabb, 40, was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. (0238 GMT) at the Hollman Correctional Facility in Atmore.
George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era