iStock/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) — A 3-year-old boy escaped without serious injury after he crawled through a barrier at the Cincinnati Zoo and into a gorilla enclosure, where he was picked up by a 400-pound gorilla, the zoo director said.After the boy c…read more
iStock/Thinkstock(WICHITA, Kan.) — Authorities in Kansas resumed the search for the body of an 11-year-old boy who was swept away by a fast-moving creek in Wichita on Friday night, hours after flash flooding moved through the area.The boy, whose name …read more
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WABC(NEW YORK) — A 33-year-old New Jersey police officer was almost pinned under a giant tree as he responded to a call of a large branch blocking a road Friday morning.As Officer Douglas Faber of the Ringwood Police Department tried to remove the eno…read more
ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sen. Bernie Sanders’ fight for the Democratic nomination is “all but over,” adding that the nation would be “better off” if he worked to bridge the party’s divides ahead of th…read more
ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — The Bernie Sanders campaign is calling to remove Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank from leadership positions on Democratic committees at the national convention, arguing that their allegiance to Hillary Clinton will compromise their neutrality.
In a letter to the Democratic National Committee, Brad Deutsch, counsel to the Sanders campaign, called Malloy and Frank “aggressive attack surrogates for the Clinton campaign.”
“The appointment of two individuals so outspokenly critical of Senator Sanders, and so closely affiliated with Secretary Clinton’s campaign, raises concerns that two of the three Convention Standing Committees are being constituted in an overtly partisan way designed to exclude meaningful input from supporters of Senator Sanders’ candidacy,” Deutsch wrote in a letter to the co-chairs of the DNC rules and bylaws committee, which the Sanders campaign posted on its website.
Malloy is co-chairman of the platform committee, and Frank is head of the rules committee.
Jim Roosevelt and Lorraine Miller, the co-chairs of the Rules and Bylaws Committee, wrote in a letter to Deutsch that they are “compelled to dismiss” his challenge, because there is no allegation that the selection of Malloy and Frank violated any rules of the Democratic Convention.
DNC responds to Sanders campaign call for convention leadership change, say they are “compelled to dismiss it” pic.twitter.com/e7p1i1Dz47
— Alana Abramson (@aabramson) May 28, 2016
DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced this week that five Sanders supporters would serve on the platform committee, which is responsible for managing the process of drafting the party’s platform. In a release announcing the committee members the DNC said 75 percent of the committee’s seats have been allocated to the two presidential campaigns, awarded proportionally according to vote tally, “in an effort to make this the most representative and inclusive process in history.”
Concerns about discontent from the Sanders campaign at the convention increased after Nevada’s state convention, where Sanders supporters grew rowdy after Clinton received more delegates and maintained the process was usurping democracy.
“People in America have the right to demonstrate. It’s kind of what the constitution of the United States is,” Sanders said on ABC’s “The View” earlier this week when asked about concerns of violence at the convention in Philadelphia.
“It goes without saying that I will condemn any and all forms of violence,” he said. “Secretary Clinton and I have different points of view on many of these issues. I don’t see anything wrong with a vigorous debate.”
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Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama reflected on the meaning of Memorial Day in his weekly address.
He stressed the difference between thanking veterans for their service every day of the year, and the Monday holiday.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Investors are starting to accept an impending interest rate increase ahead of the holiday weekend after comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen helped Wall Street close slightly higher.
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iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) — Lightning strikes in France and Germany caused several injuries on Saturday.
German police said 35 people were taken to the hospital after lightning struck a children’s soccer match in Hoppstadten, Germany. Three adults, inc…
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iStock/Thinkstock(FALLUJAH, Iraq) — An American airstrike has killed ISIS’s top commander in Fallujah as the Iraqi military presses forward with its offensive against the ISIS-held city.According to Colonel Steve Warren, the U.S. military spokesman in…read more
iStock/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — American special operations forces photographed in Syria sporting patches of a Kurdish rebel group have been ordered to remove the patches because their use was “unauthorized” and “inappropriate,” U.S. military off…read more
Stacy Revere/Getty Images(DALLAS) — New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot dead after he broke down the door to an apartment in Dallas, police said Saturday, according to ESPN.Dallas police said a resident at the apartment was sleeping…read more
iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — One half of the NBA finals are set. The Cleveland Cavaliers secured their spot in the championship round after beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.LeBron James scored 33 points, …read more
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Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(OXFORD, Miss.) — Ole Miss has acknowledged the 28 allegations of misconduct the NCAA made against the school in January by issuing self-imposed penalties Friday.
The school announced in a 154-page response to the NCAA that it…