Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy Officially Announces U.S. Senate Campaign

Steve LeBlanc / AP (BOSTON) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to bid for the upper chamber of Congress since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962. The Massachusetts Democrat formally announced his campaign in an email before a kickoff event in East Boston, where the Kennedy clan first settled after arriving from Ireland well over a century ago. “I’m running because our country is at a moment of truth,” Kennedy told supporters in the email. “Donald Trump has forced a long overdue … Continue reading Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy Officially Announces U.S. Senate Campaign

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Says It’s Ready for ‘Any Scenario’ Amid U.S. Tensions

AMIR VAHDAT / AP (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and “any scenario,” its chief commander said Saturday, as the country’s nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that shook global energy markets. Iran has denied involvement in the Sept. 14 attack that was initially claimed by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in New York for the U.N. meetings, has warned that any retaliatory strike on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi … Continue reading Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Says It’s Ready for ‘Any Scenario’ Amid U.S. Tensions

‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of The Rings’ Actor Sean Bean Says He’s Now Rejecting Roles Where He’s Killed

Madeleine Carlisle If you’re a fan of the English actor Sean Bean, chances are you’ve seen him horrifically die on screen. He now wants to change things up. Bean was famously beheaded in the first season of Game of Thrones, kicking off the show’s long spree of killing main characters. He took arrows in the chest in 2001’s Lord of the Rings, and he was crushed by burning metal in 1995’s GoldenEye. As one meme put it, “One does not simply kill Sean Bean.. One must do some repeatedly.” @BlackGirlNerds The Sean Bean death memes are endless! pic.twitter.com/mEvZBXGNLt — Nathan … Continue reading ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of The Rings’ Actor Sean Bean Says He’s Now Rejecting Roles Where He’s Killed

Police Say 2 People Killed and 8 Injured in South Carolina Bar Shooting

Associated Press (LANCASTER, S.C.) — Authorities say a shooting at a bar in South Carolina left two people dead and eight injured. The Lancaster County Sherriff’s Office said in a statement that the agency was investigating a shooting at a bar early Saturday. Two adult males were shot and killed. Four injured victims were airlifted to medical facilities for treatment. The other four people were treated at local facilities for injuries considered noncritical. None of the victims were identified. The statement said authorities were not sure whether more than one person fired a weapon. The statement says a large crowd … Continue reading Police Say 2 People Killed and 8 Injured in South Carolina Bar Shooting

Joe Biden Denounces Report Trump Urged Ukraine President to Investigate the Former Vice President’s Son

Associated Press (WASHINGTON) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday decried reports that President Donald Trump urged the president of Ukraine to look into his son’s business dealings there. Biden said in a statement that if the reports are true, “Then there is truly no bottom to President Trump’s willingness to abuse his power and abase our country.” The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said Trump should release the transcript of his July phone conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy “so that the American people can judge for themselves.” Biden released the statement after news organizations reported Trump had urged Zelenskiy … Continue reading Joe Biden Denounces Report Trump Urged Ukraine President to Investigate the Former Vice President’s Son

‘Everything Was Broken.’ The Photographer Who Captured the Most Haunting Photographs of Dorian and Its Aftermath

Paul Moakley Associated Press staff photographer Ramon Espinosa is no stranger to covering hurricanes. He’s been reporting from the Bahamas since Aug. 29 as the islands braced for the impact of Hurricane Dorian. “I’ve covered hurricanes in the Caribbean the last fourteen years,” says Espinosa, “but nothing compared to this one.” Dorian’s death toll currently stands at 50, but over 1,000 people are still missing. Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane, the strongest storm on record to hit the islands. It battered the Bahamas with 185 mph winds, visiting punishing damage on Abaco and Grand Bahama for … Continue reading ‘Everything Was Broken.’ The Photographer Who Captured the Most Haunting Photographs of Dorian and Its Aftermath

Here’s Everything To Know About The Status of Family Separation at the U.S. Border, Which Isn’t Nearly Over

Jasmine Aguilera Attorneys working on the ground along the southern U.S. border estimate nearly 1,000 children have been separated from their parents since the practice was declared over by the Trump Administration in June 2018. Court records show that family separation has become increasingly complex as thousands of children’s reunification now depend on factors including when they were separated, where their parents are now, and if they are considered plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the Trump Administration. In Harlingen, Texas, attorney Jodi Goodwin says just over two weeks ago she reunited a migrant father with his 7-year-old child … Continue reading Here’s Everything To Know About The Status of Family Separation at the U.S. Border, Which Isn’t Nearly Over