Dove, the soap brand owned by Anglo-Dutch consumer-goods giant Unilever, apologized after a social media advertisement that some viewers described as racist. The ad, posted on Dove's U.S. Facebook page, showed a black woman lifting her T-shirt to reveal a similarly clad white woman, who in turn transformed to an Asian woman. Some viewers said they thought the brand was trying to suggest that being white was cleaner than being black.
The plan had been for Vice President Mike Pence to attend the Indianapolis Colts game at which Peyton Manning's number is to be retired, a gala celebration of the former Colts quarterback's contributions to Pence's home state. The former governor of Indiana and his wife, wearing a Manning No. 18 jersey, left Lucas Oil Stadium after the national anthem, following instructions from President Donald Trump after a number of San Francisco 49ers players took a knee during the anthem.
The Dove brand sheepishly admitted that it had "missed the mark" with a not-so-vaguely racist advertisement that has made it the latest target of consumer rage. But many angry and befuddled Dove lovers spent the weekend wondering what mark Dove was trying to hit in the first place. The ire-inducing advertisement - a static compilation of four photos - was released Saturday afternoon. The first frame shows a dark-skinned woman in what appears to be a bathroom, a bottle of Dove body wash in the lower right-hand corner of the picture.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and an early supporter of Donald Trump's candidacy, said Sunday that the White House had devolved into "an adult day care center" and warned that President Trump's behavior is setting the nation "on the path to World War III." Corker's comments, first made via Twitter and later in an interview with the New York Times, came in response to an extraordinary feud instigated by Trump and marked the sharpest rebuke of this president by a senior Republican officeholder.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration released a list of hard-line immigration principles late Sunday that threaten to derail a deal in Congress to allow hundreds of thousands of younger undocumented immigrants to remain in the country legally. The administration's wish list includes the funding of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a crackdown on the influx of Central American minors and curbs on federal grants to "sanctuary cities," according to a document distributed to Congress and obtained by The Washington Post.
Wayne Cohen spends a lot of time thinking about car insurance. As the father of three sons in their teens and 20s -- the most expensive group of drivers to insure -- he pays big car insurance bills. And as one of the most aggressive personal injury attorneys in Washington, he has won big car insurance cases. "Thinking about teenagers on the road is stressful as is, let alone when they are your own kids," Cohen said. "I can't tell you how many catastrophic cases I have had over the years where the parents of a teenage driver were underinsured."
It's a dangerous time to be a controversial statue in America. Monuments of Confederate leaders have been removed in several Southern cities, where leaders say statues honoring the men who fought to defend slavery don't reflect the sentiments of 21st century constituents - and should come down. Constituents in other places have taken matters into their own hands, climbing ladders and attaching ropes to the statues, pulling them down and then posting the amateur demolition efforts on social media.
LAS VEGAS - Diana Litzenberg was hiding under bleachers, clawing dirt, as bullets were bouncing around her on the Las Vegas Strip nearly one week ago. When she saw a woman who had been shot staggering alone, Litzenberg stood up to try to help. Then a panicked man plowed into her, face to face, tossing her onto her back.
Hurricane Nate, after rushing north at a record clip and raking the Gulf Coast with light winds and heavy rains Saturday, made landfall just after darkness fell at the mouth of the Mississippi River, in the latest of a series of deadly storms this season. Officials repeatedly warned residents to take the storm seriously, in a repeat of a drill that caused thousands of evacuations from Louisiana in August. By late Saturday, Nate had maximum wind speeds of 85 mph and threats of storm surge up to 11 feet. Mandatory evacuations were put in place for parts of New Orleans, and communities across Mississippi and Alabama opened shelters for residents.
A Texas father accused of killing his 2-year-old daughter in what police had called a "fit of rage" has been cleared of the crime after the toddler's 7-year-old brother admitted that he accidentally smothered her in 2015. More than a year after Anthony Michael Sanders was charged with capital murder in the death of his daughter, Ellie, prosecutors discovered that the toddler's brother said he had rolled a "heavy" pillow onto her face while they were playing and then could not move it off her, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.