The Washington Post
Minnesota's worst measles outbreak in decades has unexpectedly energized anti-vaccine forces, who have stepped up their work in recent months to challenge efforts by public health officials and clinicians to prevent the spread of the highly infectious disease.
So you looked directly at the sun while trying to watch the solar eclipse. Maybe you didn't read the warnings or couldn't get your hands on a pair of eclipse glasses. Or maybe you did have them but couldn't resist, just for a few seconds, staring straight at the sun with your naked eyes, experts be darned. Did you cause damage to your eyes? It's hard to tell immediately, experts say.
SEOUL - The Trump administration should be "keeping its eyes and ears open from now on," North Korea has warned in an incendiary new video that shows senior security officials being engulfed in flames and President Trump looking over a field of white crosses with the warning: "The fate of the sinful United States ends here."
Donald Trump returns to the Oval Office on Monday, Aug. 21, in danger of becoming increasingly isolated from the Republican establishment he needs to enact his agenda and the grassroots activists inspired by just-departed chief strategist Stephen Bannon.
The comedian Dick Gregory rose to national prominence in the early 1960s as a black satirist whose audacious style of humor was biting, subversive and topical, mostly centered on current events, politics and above all, racial tensions. His trademark was the searing punchline. "A Southern liberal?" he once said. "That's a guy that'll lynch you from a low tree." Another: "When I get drunk, I think I'm Polish. One night I got so drunk I moved out of my own neighborhood." On segregation: "I know the South very well. I spent 20 years there one night."
Another Palm Beach, Fla., charity announced Saturday that it was canceling plans to hold a gala at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club - the ninth to cancel a big-ticket charity event at the club this week. The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, a charity focused on the ritzy island's architectural landmarks, had planned to hold a dinner dance at Mar-a-Lago next March. The foundation was a new customer for Trump's club, and a potentially lucrative one: It spent $244,000 on rent and food on a previous gala at another site, according to tax filings.
It's been 30 years since Burt Reynolds starred in "Smokey and the Bandit" and made driving a rig on the open highway seem like a cool way to make a living. That same year, only "Star Wars" sold more tickets.
If there's one superhero character whose rise might be most tied to the events of World War II, it is Captain America, who emerged from the minds of legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby and sprung forth from an iconic 1941 debut cover on which Cap smacks Hitler right in the kisser.
Durham County, North Carolina, officials said Tuesday, Aug. 15, they arrested a woman in connection with the vandalism and toppling of a Confederate statue in North Carolina. A 22-year-old woman was charged with participation in a riot with property damaging exceeding $1,500 and inciting others to riot, which are both felonies, Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said. She was also charged with two misdemeanors of damage to property and disorderly conduct by injury to a statue, CNN reported.
PHILADELPHIA - Art Gutierrez comes to the corner of Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street every morning to buy heroin.