White House Slamming Media?s Mistakes Is Height Of Hypocrisy
WASHINGTON ? White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lashed out at reporters on Monday in response to multiple high-profile corrections to news stories this month, falsely claiming that journalistic outlets do not regularly take responsibility for mistakes and intentionally publish inaccurate information.
Sandy Hook Promise releases new PSA about the response to school shootings
A new video called ?Tomorrow?s News? imagines a local news item that reports, a day ahead of time, a mass shooting at a school. ?Tomorrow I?ll probably say that I wish I told someone,? says one interviewee. The video was released by Sandy Hook Promise, which was founded by parents of the victims of the Newtown shooting.
California's Thomas Fire Now Ranks Among Largest In State History
Famous China rooftopper 'confirmed dead' after fall from skyscraper
A famous Chinese ?rooftopper? fell to his death from a skyscraper in a daring £11,000 challenge as he sought to use his fame to help lift his family out of poverty, media reported. Wu Yongning, aged 26, fell from the summit of the 62-storey Huayuan Hua Centre in the central city of Changsha, apparently as he attempted to scoop 100,000 yuan (£11,200) for a clip promoting an unnamed sponsor, reports say. The former movie stuntman had one million followers on the Chinese Internet and was well known for fearlessly scaling towering skyscrapers without any safety equipment. More than 300 videos of him tip-toeing on scaffolding or doing pull-ups as he hung from the side of huge buildings were widely shared by his fans. However, his account on Sina Weibo, China?s version of Twitter, went silent around a month ago after he purportedly attempted the Changsha skyscraper. The former movie stuntman had one million followers on the Chinese Internet and was well known for fearlessly scaling towering skyscrapers without any safety equipment And last Friday his girlfriend wrote online: "Today is December 8th. It makes me think of November 8th, the day you left us and left this world.? The Changsha Evening News said Mr Wu was seeking to make money for his poverty-striken family and pay medical costs for his mother, who suffers from a mental condition. Local officials said authorities would support his family following the accident. Police confirmed that Mr Wu died when he fell from the Huayuan Hua Centre on November 8, reports said. His family were quoted in a news portal run by Beijing News that he was due to receive a huge cash payout for a two minute clip on a Changsha skyscraper on the same date. Additional reporting by Christine Wei
Serial Killer Taunts Police In New Letter, Claims There Are More Victims
Tennessee boy's heart-wrenching video about bullying rallies massive support
Kelsey Grammer says he forgives sister?s rapist and killer but he does not deserve freedom
Kelsey Grammer has spoken about his grief following his sister?s murder in 1975. Speaking on BBC Radio 4?s Desert Island Discs, the Frasier actor said he has forgiven the man who sexually assaulted and killed his sister. Karen Grammer was abducted, raped and murdered at the age of 18 by Freddie Glenn and accomplice Michael Corbett on 1 July 1975.
Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is 'a tantrum away'
Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the nation's nuclear tests. "Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?" ICAN head Beatrice Fihn said in a speech after receiving the peace prize on behalf of the anti-nuclear group.
?What Putin Really Wants?: The Atlantic?s January/February Issue Cover Story
Washington, D.C. (December 11, 2017)?Vladimir Putin is no chess master. He?s a gambler who has taken larger risks in recent years. And while the subversion of the 2016 U.S. election was a spectacular geopolitical heist pulled off on a shoestring budget, Americans have a key misunderstanding of Russia and the man that pulls the strings. The Atlantic staff writer Julia Ioffe spent months reporting on her native Russia to determine ?What Putin Really Wants,?appearing on the cover of The Atlantic?s January/February 2018 issue and published today at TheAtlantic.com. In the wide-ranging cover story, Ioffe offers the definitive telling of how the Kremlin, despite its limitations, pulled off one of the greatest acts of political sabotage in modern history. And she describes how far an emboldened Putin is prepared to go?in 2018, in 2020?in order to get what he wants.
Trump accusers share stories, senator calls for congressional investigation
Three women who made allegations against President Trump before the election spoke out again today to reiterate their claims, but White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed the women's stories.