Kensington Palace Releases Photos of Britain’s Prince Louis Ahead of His First Birthday on Tuesday

Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The youngest child of Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, is about to celebrate his first birthday. Prince Louis will mark the milestone on Tuesday. He is fifth in line to the throne, behind his grandfather, Prince Charles, his father, Prince William, his brother, Prince George, and his sister, Princess Charlotte. Louis is a great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, who turned 93 on Sunday. He has largely been kept out of the public eye since he was born. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs of Prince Louis … Continue reading Kensington Palace Releases Photos of Britain’s Prince Louis Ahead of His First Birthday on Tuesday

The Value of Ranking the U.S. Presidents

Susan Swain / History News Network This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. A version of the article below was originally published at HNN. The performance of modern presidents is continually addressed in myriad public opinion polls as they serve. Presidential leadership surveys are intended take longer views of our chief executives, while also providing comparisons with their predecessors. These surveys can be seen as the progeny of historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr., who made the initial foray into the field in 1948 for the then widely-popular LIFE … Continue reading The Value of Ranking the U.S. Presidents

More Than Me Founder and CEO Katie Meyler Resigns

Finlay Young Published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Katie Meyler, the CEO and founder of More Than Me, has resigned six months after a ProPublica investigation revealed her charity missed opportunities to prevent the rapes of girls in its care by a senior staff member, Macintosh Johnson, with whom Meyler once had an intimate relationship. Meyler, who founded the charity in 2009 to save vulnerable girls from sexual exploitation, had been on a leave of absence pending the results of three separate inquiries by the charity and the Liberian government into ProPublica’s report, which … Continue reading More Than Me Founder and CEO Katie Meyler Resigns

Rep. Nadler Subpoenas Former White House Counsel Don McGahn for Testimony

Associated Press The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn for testimony following the release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller. Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York announced Monday that he is compelling McGahn to testify before the panel and provide documents. Nadler says in a statement that McGahn is a “critical witness” about whether Trump obstructed justice in incidents described in the Mueller report. Nadler has subpoenaed the Justice Department for the full, unredacted report and said Sunday he was adding McGahn to the list of people he would call … Continue reading Rep. Nadler Subpoenas Former White House Counsel Don McGahn for Testimony

At What Point Should You Start Really Freaking Out About Climate Change? Right Now

Lauren Bogholtz Last week, Andrew Wheeler, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said climate change is not his top priority. “Yes, [the] climate is an issue and we are working to address it,” he told Reuters, while nonetheless downplaying recent findings by EPA scientists that detailed the size and time-sensitivity of the problem. But Bill McKibben, author of the new book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, wants you to panic about climate change. He compares how people often talk about the health of the planet — as a vague, far-off risk — with what … Continue reading At What Point Should You Start Really Freaking Out About Climate Change? Right Now

Pilot and 6 Passengers Die in Small Plane Crash in Central Texas

Associated Press (DALLAS) — All six people aboard a small plane died Monday when it crashed while preparing to land in central Texas, authorities said. The twin-engine aircraft went down just before 9 a.m. as it was approaching an airport in Kerrville, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of San Antonio, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford. The pilot and other five people aboard the plane were all killed, and state law enforcement officials are securing the crash site for FAA and National Transportation Safety Board investigators, said Sgt. Orlando Moreno, a spokesman for the Texas Department of … Continue reading Pilot and 6 Passengers Die in Small Plane Crash in Central Texas

What to Know About National Thowheeth Jama’ath, the Group Suspected in the Sri Lanka Easter Attacks

Mahita Gajanan Sri Lankan officials have said the Islamist militant group National Thowheeth Jama’ath is responsible for Easter Sunday bombing attacks in the island nation that killed at least 290 people and injured 500 more. Rajitha Senaratne, the country’s health minister, said the seven suicide bombers who carried out the attacks were Sri Lankan citizens affiliated with the domestic group, but that authorities suspect foreign ties as well. “There was an international network without which these attacks could not have succeeded,” Senaratne said in a news conference. The group has not claimed responsibility for the bombings so far. Here’s what … Continue reading What to Know About National Thowheeth Jama’ath, the Group Suspected in the Sri Lanka Easter Attacks