On this day, May 26 … 2016: Donald Trump reaches the number of delegates necessary to clinch the Republican nomination for president. 1647: Alse (Alice) Young is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut, in the first recorded execution of a "witch" in the American colonies. 1868: The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal. 1897: "Dracula" by Bram Stoker is first published in London. 1938: The House Un-American Activities Committee is established by Congress. 1940: Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of some 338,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, begins during World War II. 1969: The Apollo 10 astronauts return to Earth after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing. 1978: Resorts Casino Hotel, the first legal U.S. casino outside Nevada, opens in Atlantic City, N.J. FILE - In this 1924 file photo, immigrants from Europe sit in the registry room at Ellis Island in New York harbor. … [Read more...] about This Day in History: May 26
Persons conceived through rape speak to The Daily Caller News Foundation, explaining why their lives matter and why their mothers chose not to abort them. Rebecca Kiesling, Patti Smith and Ryan Scott Bomberger respond to critics of restrictive abortion legislation banning abortions even in cases of rape and incest. Their stories follow the recent introduction of restrictive abortion legislation in Georgia and Alabama. These adults conceived through rape want lawmakers to know that their lives, and the lives of all babies conceived through rape, are worthy of protection as pro-choice advocates say laws should permit abortions in cases of rape or incest. Missouri, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama and Ohio have enacted abortion legislation in the past year, causing pro-choice advocates to speak out in an uproar of protests. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU filed a lawsuit Friday against Alabama abortion legislation. (RELATED: These Are The States That Have Passed Pro-Life Abortion … [Read more...] about Here Is What Adults Conceived In Rape Have To Say About Abortion
A 65-year-old man was killed in an apparent shark attack Saturday, making him the fifth person to die from such an incident in Hawaii since 1995. Maui Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources (DLNR) said the tourist was about 60 yards from shore near the Kaanapali Shores resort on Hawaii’s Maui island, Hawaii News Now reported Saturday.Officials tried resuscitating the man after the encounter with the shark, but he was “unresponsive”, according to NBC News. “As we got closer, I saw some blood on his stomach and then I got looking a little bit more and his wrist, it looked like the skin on his wrist was just torn off,” witness Allison Keller said, Hawaii News Now reported. “And then I got looking closer and his entire left leg from his knee down was just missing. There was no blood or anything.” The man was pulled from water between 20 and 25-feet deep. Water conditions were clear, according to KHON 2. Pictured is Hawaii. … [Read more...] about 65-Year-Old Man Dies In Hawaii Following Apparent Shark Attack
On one side of the sumo ring stood a tall, hefty man with an unconventional hairstyle, bowing and smiling as the crowd applauded; opposite Donald Trump stood a professional wrestler, who on Sunday became the first recipient of a winner’s trophy awarded by the US president during his state visit to Japan. Trump had been spared the agony of watching the last five bouts of the 15-day tournament in the customary manner – seated cross-legged on a thin cushion. Instead, sumo authorities broke with tradition and provided near-ringside armchairs for the president and the first lady, Melania, and the Japanese prime minister, Shinzō Abe, and his wife, Akie. The presentation of the “President’s Cup” before a sellout crowd at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan stadium – the ancient sport’s spiritual home in Tokyo – is one of several gestures Abe hopes will put Trump in a conciliatory mood before they hold potentially difficult talks on trade and North … [Read more...] about Trump hits the sumo as Japan trip starts as it means to go on
On 10 July 2015, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was pulled over in Prairie View, Texas, for what she was told by Texas state trooper Brian Encinia was failing to use her turn signal. Three days after Bland’s arrest, she was found dead in her jail cell. The death was ruled a suicide but remains shrouded in mystery over how a wrongful arrest stemming from a minor traffic violation resulted in death. “She was arrested and alleged to have put this officer’s life and safety in jeopardy. Really what happened is he didn’t like that his authority was questioned,” attorney Cannon Lambert, who represented Bland’s family, told the Guardian. For many campaigners Bland’s death in custody, one of the most famous in recent years, demonstrates the widespread reforms needed in the criminal justice system, including tackling racial profiling by police, ending prohibitive bail sums, remedying the lack of mental healthcare, adequate supervision and resources for … [Read more...] about Why are so many people dying in US prisons and jails?