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Ohio firefighter says he'd rather save a dog before a million 'n-words'

A volunteer firefighter from Franklin Township, Ohio, is catching heat for his racially offensive Facebook post in which he said that he would rather save a dog before a black person in an emergency.

That Climate 'Scandal' Rep. Lamar Smith Promoted Was, Indeed, Fake News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Lamar Smith , an early and loyal supporter of President Donald Trump, likes to make noise about the liberal media's coverage of climate change, often dismissing it as fake news.'

'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines spark backlash over new Target line

Chip and Joanna Gaines have found themselves embroiled in scandal over their new Target line.

Donald Trump Jr. To Testify Publicly In Russia Probe 'This Fall,' Top Democrat Says

WASHINGTON ― One of the congressional committees probing whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia in last year's election expects public testimony from Trump's eldest son and may subpoena the president's former campaign chairman, two key figures in the ongoing investigations, ...

Hurricanes Jose Could Lash East Coast as Hurricane Maria Heads Toward Caribbean

Hurricane Jose is whipping 90-mile-per hour winds, creating dangerous currents as it barrels up the East Coast while Hurricane Maria, just behind it, strengthens as it heads straight for the Virgin Islands, St. Martin and Barbuda.

St. Louis Police Chant 'Whose Streets? Our Streets!' After Arresting Protesters

A refrain commonly chanted by Black Lives Matter activists was shouted Sunday night by St. Louis police officers as law enforcement officials arrested more than 80 people during the city's third night of unrest. The phrase was chanted twice, reported David Carson, a photographer for the St. Louis ...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Breaks Record For Emmy Wins

Julia-Louis Dreyfus broke a record at the 69th annual Emmy Awards for her win in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category.

Irma evacuation nightmare: Next time some may not leave

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — After a painful flight across several states to escape unpredictable Hurricane Irma, Suzanne Pallot says it's unlikely she would evacuate South Florida again — an attitude echoed by other evacuees that experts say could put them in danger when the next storm hits.

Missing Man's Decomposing Body Sat in Truck for 8 Months in Airport Parking Lot As Family Searched

A missing Kansas man's body sat decomposing in his work vehicle for eight months in an airport parking lot 45 minutes from his home, causing his family to ask why no one found it sooner, PEOPLE confirms.

Blood and embalming fluid seeps onto street outside Baton Rouge funeral home

Blood and embalming fluid leaked from a storage tank onto the street outside a funeral home before it was spotted by passersby. Images showed the mix of blood and formaldehyde as it seeped onto the street behind the Greenoaks Funeral Home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A blockage in the storage tank had ...

Donald Trump Is Demanding An Apology. Don Lemon Has The Perfect Response.

President Donald Trump demanded an apology from ESPN after the network's Jemele Hill called him a white supremacist.'

Stanislav Petrov, the 'man who saved the world' dies at 77

The former Soviet military officer credited with saving the world from nuclear destruction has died at the age of 77. Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defence Forces, was the officer on duty at the Soviet Union's early warning centre when malfunctioning computers signaled ...

Attack On North Korea Could Spare Allies, Secretary Mattis Says. Analysts Aren't So Sure.

Days after President Donald Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as rocket man' and members of his administration made it clear military options against Pyongyang remained on the table, Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to calm growing fears of American intervention on the Korean ...

Free Abortions Offered To Hurricane Harvey Victims

The free services will be provided at clinics across Texas until the end of September.

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Issa Rae's Unapologetic Support Of Black Stars At The Emmys Is A Mood

Issa Rae was unabashed about who she was supporting at the 2017 Emmys.

Are Nicole Kidman's Scientologist children forbidden to speak to her? Emmys speech leads to speculation

Nicole Kidman's impassioned acceptance speech was one of the highlights of the Emmys -- but careful listeners noticed something both telling and troubling.

10-Year-Old Boy Killed in Fire in Mobile Home Without Power After Hurricane Irma

A neighbor said the fire was ignited by a candle.

UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was on Monday awarded one of the United Nations' top prizes. The UNHCR said Zannah Mustapha was given the annual Nansen award for his "crucial mediating" role as well as his work helping children ...

Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening Crisis

The bloodshed overtaking Myanmar's Rakhine state forced Hamida, a Rohingya Muslim, to run from her homeland last week.

Stephen Colbert eviscerates President Trump in scathing Emmys monologue: 'Imagine if your president wasn't beloved by Nazis'

Some weren't sure if Emmy Awards host Stephen Colbert would go political for his opening monologue.

Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Laments Racial Divisions Between 'Reds' And 'Yellows'

Alabama Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore appeared to use racially insensitive language to refer to Native Americans and Asian-Americans, according to footage obtained by The Hill newspaper on Monday.

Hard to spot: criminals find new ways to smuggle rhino horns

JOHANNESBURG — International traffickers have tried many ways to smuggle African rhino horns to Asia, concealing them inside wooden Buddha statues, stashing horn pieces in lobster heads kept in a refrigerated container and disguising horn portions as the bases of painted statues.

12 Makeup Removers for Sensitive Skin That Derms Love

Mario Batali Thinks It's A Bad Idea To Increase The Minimum Wage

Mario Batali, the man behind the Eataly empire, owner of several restaurants across the globe and the person responsible for buying most of the world's orange Crocs, thinks the minimum wage increase is a bad idea for the restaurant industry.

US Navy Fires Two Commanders After Deadly Sea Collision

Collisions involving U.S. navy vessels are historically rare, but there have been four incidents over the past year or so.  

Dog Who Disappeared From Florida Turns Up in New York More Than a Year Later

She had escaped from a backyard.

Chester Bennington's Wife Shares Video Of Him Laughing Hours Before His Death

Just hours before Chester Bennington's death by suicide, the Linkin Park frontman was filmed laughing and joking around with his family, showing that depression doesn't have a face or a mode,' his bereft widow said.

Kellyanne Conway Has Some Thoughts On Sean Spicer's Emmys Appearance

Sean Spicer's Emmys appearance was one of the most-talked about moments of the night ― for better or worse ― and Kellyanne Conway has her two cents to offer.

Minnesota Mom Left Paralyzed After Tree Fell on Her During Freak Hammock Accident

A Minnesota woman was left paralyzed after a falling tree broke her neck as she lounged in a hammock with her boyfriend

Iraq VP warns against 'second Israel' in Kurdistan

An Iraqi vice president warned Sunday that Baghdad would not tolerate the creation of "a second Israel" after the Jewish state became the only country to support a planned Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq. The leaders of autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan must "call off the referendum that ...

Cops: Ammo, manifesto seized in school shooting suspect home

SPOKANE, Wash. — Guns, ammunition, a Molotov cocktail and a school yearbook with pictures of faces marked with X's were seized by police from the home of a Washington state high school sophomore accused of fatally shooting a classmate and wounding three other students, according to court documents ...

This Couple Eloped At Asheville City Hall, And They're So Glad They Did

Amanda Magee first met her now-husband Sean five years ago while working at the department store Belk in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Climate change not as threatening to planet as previously thought, new research suggests

Climate change poses less of an immediate threat to the planet than previously thought because scientists got their modelling wrong, a new study has found. New research by British scientists reveals the world is being polluted and warming up less quickly than 10-year-old forecasts predicted, giving ...

New Ken Burns Doc Dismisses Origins of the Vietnam War

Ken Burns aims to win hearts and minds with his epic Vietnam series, but loses sight of how we got involved.

Fatal Baton Rouge Shootings Investigated As Racially Motivated: Police

A 23-year-old Louisiana man is reportedly being held as a person of interest in the separate slayings of two black men who police say were gunned down last week in potentially racially motivated attacks.

With TV epic, Ken Burns seeks fuller understanding of Vietnam War

A half century after the United States plunged into war in Vietnam, scars remain unhealed. With a 10-part television epic, Ken Burns is hoping for a fuller understanding. The celebrated documentary filmmaker has invested 10 years into making "The Vietnam War", which aims to offer a more balanced ...

Wiener Werkstätte's Designs Are on Display at New York’s Neue Galerie

Trump Mentions 'Rocket Man' Kim Jong Un As White House Tries To Be Unified On North Korea

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Sunday affirmed in a tweet that he was conferring with world leaders on North Korea's growing nuclear program, appearing to refer to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as Rocket Man.'

Kevin Hart publicly apologizes to wife and children after woman threatens to release 'sexually suggestive' video

Kevin Hart issued a very public apology on Saturday to his pregnant wife and kids after news broke that the actor is involved in a multimillion-dollar extortion attempt.

Teacher Accused Of Assaulting Student For Sitting During Pledge Of Allegiance

A school in eastern Michigan has placed a teacher on leave and launched an investigation after she allegedly snatched' an 11-year-old student who sat during the Pledge of Allegiance.

Carnival worker falls from malfunctioning Ferris wheel

A carnival worker fell from a malfunctioning ride in North Carolina on Friday night.

Murder of 2 Black Men May Be 'Racially Motivated,' Police Say

There's a suspect in custody

Raul Castro's surprising response to harmed US diplomats

HAVANA — Raul Castro seemed rattled.

'Natalee Holloway's Skull Burned In Aruba Cave In 2010'

Holloway went missing in Aruba, a Dutch Carribean island off Venezuela. on May 30, 2005. She was officially declared dead in 2012.

Russia's Lavrov and Tillerson talk Syria after bombing allegations

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had phoned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday to discuss the Syria situation and how the "anti-terrorism" battle on the ground was playing out. The call occurred after U.S.-backed militias in Syria ...

Officials: Returning Keys residents must be self-sustaining

MIAMI — As the devastated Florida Keys began reopening to residents who fled Hurricane Irma, officials warned the returning islanders to bring enough supplies to sustain them for a while, because no one yet knows when water and power will be fully restored.

Stowaway Koala Survives 10-Mile Ride Hidden Behind Car's Wheel

A koala is alive after a driver unknowingly drove for about 10 miles while the animal clung to the inside of his car's wheel arch, animal officials said.

U2 Cancels St. Louis Concert Due To Security Concerns

U2′s Saturday night show in St. Louis has been canceled at the last minute due to concerns about security at the venue, the band announced on Saturday morning.

Nearly a Week After Irma, Florida Keys Residents Begin Returning Home

Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys, overturning boats and toppling hundreds of homes. On Saturday, some residents were allowed to return home to see the damage.