The iconic spire at the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has collapsed after a major fire broke out Monday. Video showed part of the roof of the cathedral collapsing into itself. The fire has since been extinguished. By Monday evening, Paris fire chief Jean-Claude Gallet told reporters he believes... Read More.
Dwayne Wade’s final home game was memorable for countless reasons. All of his children were there. Former President Barack Obama sent a video, one of many tributes. Fans came early and stayed late, chanting his name. His wife slapped his backside in recognition of his making a 3-pointer. He crashed into John... Read More.
Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot was elected Chicago mayor on Tuesday, becoming the first black woman and first openly gay person to lead the nation’s third-largest city.Lightfoot defeated Toni Preckwinkle, who served in the City Council for 19 years before becoming Cook County Board president.Lightfoot promised to rid City Hall of corruption and... Read More.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on Wednesday defended the decision by her staff to drop charges that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack in January.Foxx recused herself before Smollett was charged last month because she had discussed the case with a Smollett family member. The case was handed to... Read More.
Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter’s bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history.Friday is the 172nd day beyond Carter’s 94th birthday, exceeding by one day the lifespan of former... Read More.
Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumped into the 2020 presidential race Thursday, shaking up the already packed field and pledging to win over voters from across the political spectrum as he tries to translate his sudden celebrity into a formidable White House bid.The former Texas congressman began his campaign by taking his first ever trip... Read More.
Rep. Ilhan Omarblasted a news outlet last week for allegedly misquoting her criticism of former President Barack Obama. But the move backfired after she released audio of the interview that only confirmed her remarks.The Minnesota Democrat slammed Obama’s “hope and change” message as a “mirage” and noted that his border and immigration policies... Read More.
R. Kelly was taken back into custody Wednesday after appearing at a child-support hearing, authorities said, hours after the broadcast of an interview in which the R&B star cried and ranted about being “assassinated” by allegations of sexual abuse.Cook County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said she did not know why Kelly was taken... Read More.