iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A Massachusetts man, already under FBI investigation, was arrested over the weekend and charged with weapons possession after allegedly telling a childhood friend that he wanted to attack a mosque or kill President Obama, o…read more
iStock/Thinkstock(ITHACA, N.Y.) — Police in Ithaca, New York, are reviewing videos as they work to determine what led to the stabbing death of an Ithaca College sophomore on Cornell University’s campus early Sunday.Nineteen-year-old Anthony Nazai…read more
Loren Elliott/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Officials released 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, for the first time Tuesday.Forty-nine people were killed in the June 12 massacre and doz…read more
Courtesy City of Binghamton(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — The mayor of Binghamton, New York, has released dashcam footage of a 10-car pileup on Highway 17 last week in an attempt to find and honor the bystanders who can be seen on camera rescuing a woman f…read more
The White House(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has commuted the sentences of 111 federal inmates convicted of drug offenses, the White House announced Tuesday, bringing his total number of commutations to 673.According to the White House, Obama has cut…read more
Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images(AUGUSTA, Maine) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage repurposed a famous Mark Twain quote to help dispel rumors that he is resigning after a voicemail where he is heard yelling at a Vermont lawmaker was released to the public.
“Regarding rumors of resignation, to paraphrase Mark Twain: ‘The reports of my political demise are greatly exaggerated,'” LePage posted on Twitter Tuesday.
Regarding rumors of resignation, to paraphrase Mark Twain: “The reports of my political demise are greatly exaggerated.” #mepolitics
— Paul R. LePage (@Governor_LePage) August 30, 2016
The clarification comes after reports Tuesday that LePage was considering resigning.
Maine does not have a lieutenant governor, so if LePage were to step down, the president of the state’s senate, Republican Michael Thibodeau, would take over.
LePage, who is in his second term as the state’s Republican governor, apologized for the voicemail that he left for Rep. Drew Gattine which critics deemed “racially charged.”
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ABC News(NEW YORK) — The presidential primaries may be long finished now but a number of states are getting that familiar feeling Tuesday night.Florida and Arizona are holding two of the most closely watched contests, as GOP Sens. Marco Rubio and John…read more
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street closed lower Tuesday as investors continued to think about interest rates and processed news of Apple owing back taxes to Ireland.The Dow gave up 48.69 (-0.26 percent) to finish at 18,454.30.The Nasdaq fell 9….read more
Amazon.com(NEW YORK) — From Cupertino to Copenhagen, the top business story across the world Tuesday is the European Commission slapping Apple with a massive $14.5 billion tax bill.The ruling is the result of a three year investigation by the commissi…read more
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Deodorant: It costs a few bucks at the drug store, you swipe it on after a shower and that’s it, right? Wrong.Deodorant is a $4 billion business and growing, partly because brands that advertise themselves as &…read more
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — ISIS’s official news agency claimed Tuesday that its senior leader and top spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani has been killed in an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. Pentagon officials said they were aware of the report but cou…read more
MSF(TRIPOLI, Libya) — Twins who were only five days old and born prematurely were among the thousands of migrants who were rescued on Monday in the Mediterranean, according to a humanitarian group.The mother was traveling alone with her two infant boy…read more
iStock/Thinkstock(HAVANA) — The first scheduled U.S. commercial flight to Cuba in more than 50 years takes off this week.The JetBlue flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, Cuba, departs Wednesday morning. The new flights make it easier t…read more
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Tasmanian devils are evolving genetic resistance to a contagious and deadly cancer that’s been pushing the endangered species to the brink of extinction, an international team of scientists has found.Devil facial tumor di…read more
Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar weighed in on the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem, in an op-ed published Tuesday in The Washington Post, portraying his p…read more
Ryan Lochte Made a ‘Very Big Mistake’ in Rio Robbery Claim, Moving Forward on “Dancing With the Stars”
ABC News(NEW YORK) — U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte said he made a “big mistake” when he claimed to have been held up at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics but that he thinks the reaction to the scandal that also implicated three of his U.S. Swim…read more
DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — The young girl who found and returned a stolen Olympic gold medal got to meet its rightful owner on Monday, reports WSB-TV Atlanta, a local ABC affiliate.Seven-year-old Chloe Smith found the medal in a pil…read more
Allen Kee / ESPN Images(BROOKLYN, Mich.) — Penalties are expected Wednesday after Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 Team Penske Ford failed NASCAR’s post-race laser inspection Sunday.Keselowski finished third at the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan Internatio…read more