Americans celebrated the nation's birth this week, and one of the mysteries of its founding may soon be illuminated. This fall new research may confirm the authenticity of an engraved stone found near the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke - a stone dismissed for decades as a forgery.
She had been up for three to four days, thinking about her son and what he had told her. He said he would place her in an assisted living facility because she had become difficult to live with, Anna Mae Blessing told police. It seemed that was the last thing the 92-year-old wanted to happen. On Monday, police were called to a home in the Arizona town of Fountain Hills, just outside of Phoenix, and found Blessing's 72-year-old son dead. He had been shot in the neck and jaw, court records say. The suspect: his mother, who police found in her bedroom, sitting in her recliner.
Former Fox News Channel executive Bill Shine is joining the White House as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for communications, the White House announced Thursday. The long-anticipated move follows weeks of speculation that the former Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network co-president was a front-runner for the job, which has remained vacant since former communications director Hope Hicks announced her resignation in February.
LONDON - The British government on Thursday called on Russia to explain "exactly what has gone on" after a British couple fell into a coma following exposure to the same type of Soviet-era nerve agent used in March to poison a former spy and his daughter. The latest health crisis involving the chemical Novichok came about 8 miles from the site where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his adult daughter, Yulia, were stricken four months ago.
When sportscaster Scott Van Pelt was given the keys to the midnight edition of SportsCenter on ESPN, he saw no reason to pretend that gambling didn't exist. He introduced a segment on the show called "Bad Beats" - essentially highlighting games where late scores caused gamblers to rip up their betting slips and curse their bookies. "I just basically told the powers-that-be that my intent was to tackle it from what I perceive to be an honest vantage point, which is that people bet on sports and it isn't this taboo subject," he said.
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who emerged as national figure by representing porn star Stormy Daniels, is weighing a challenge to President Donald Trump in 2020. In a series of tweets and media interviews on Independence Day, Avenatti said he would run against Trump if he seeks reelection and no one else steps up with a good chance of defeating him.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is tapping additional Justice Department resources for help with new legal battles as his year-old investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election continues to expand. As Mueller pursues his probe, he's making more use of career prosecutors from the offices of U.S. attorneys and from Justice Department headquarters, as well as FBI agents -- a sign that he may be laying the groundwork to hand off parts of his investigation eventually, several current and former U.S. officials said.
ARLINGTON, Texas — As the temperature inched toward 92 degrees in the parking lots outside Kenny Chesney's concert in May, the beer cans were icy, the Jell-O shots were melting, and the T-shirts were direct: "Country Music and Beer, That's Why I'm Here." "Pour Me Something Tall and Strong." "Make America Drunk Again."
Roasted peppers are one of the most versatile ingredients around. Use them on a salad or pizza, puree them into soup or sauces, toss them in tacos or sandwiches, or lightly dress them and serve them as a side. Their sweet, slightly smoky flavor and tender texture are welcome additions to so many dishes.
MAE SAI, Thailand - Relief has given way to anxiety around the site of a vast cave complex where a soccer team of 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach remain trapped after 11 days, as rescuers deliberate the best way to extract them before severe storms hit. The boys were being given rudimentary diving lessons Wednesday, even though none of them knows how to swim. Though water levels have receded, volunteer divers who have spent hours deep in the cave complex say currents remain strong, and even they have to hold on to ropes to haul themselves out.