Peter Butera, class president for the entirety of his life as a high school student - all four often-frustrating years of it - took the stage at Friday's graduation ceremony after the recital of the class poem, which had offended no one. When the principal of Wyoming Area Secondary Center in Exeter, Pennsylvania, had finished applauding the poem, Butera walked up and laid his speech on the podium: the lines he'd dutifully cleared with administrators, and those he had not.
Otto Warmbier's death and the events in North Korea that led up to it remain a mystery. North Korean officials said that during his 17 months in detention for "hostile acts against the state," Warmbier had contracted botulism, was given a sleeping pill and never woke up.
Police found remains Sunday thought to be those of a missing Virginia teenager who they say was assaulted and disappeared overnight after leaving a mosque in the Sterling area, and a 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the case. The mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling, Virginia, and relatives identified the girl as 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen of Reston. Fairfax County (Virginia) police identified the man charged with murder in her death as Darwin Martinez Torres of Sterling.
A CenturyLink employee claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on the telecommunications company's high-pressure sales culture that left customers paying millions of dollars for accounts they didn't request, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Arizona state superior court. The company's shares fell the most in six weeks on the news, while the shares of merger partner Level 3 Communications also dropped sharply.
Vice President Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to help with both congressional committee inquiries and the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. The vice president's office said Thursday that Pence has retained Richard Cullen, a Richmond, Virginia-based lawyer and chairman of McGuire Woods who previously served as a U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey commissioned by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy. If you do the math, that works out to 16.4 million misinformed, milk-drinking people. The equivalent of the population of Pennsylvania (and then some!) does not know that chocolate milk is milk, cocoa and sugar.
At first glance, mass shooters like James Hodgkinson, who authorities say opened fire Wednesday morning as Republicans practiced for a Congressional Baseball Game, seem like a diverse group.
Following the Warriors' triumph in the NBA Finals, the team's official statement on a possible visit to the White House was that it has not yet been invited, and "will make those decisions when and if necessary." It sounds like, if Golden State does accept an invitation, it can expect Steph Curry to skip the chance to shake President Donald Trump's hand.
Not only is summer a useful time to finish or delete anything that's loitering in your DVR, I've always encouraged viewers to also use these months as a time to guiltlessly graze TV's junk-food aisles. Certain inane pleasures await when we stop treating TV like highbrow homework and let it become the populist entertainer it was made to be.
Nestle said it may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth and other U.S. confectionery brands as it explores strategic options for a unit that's struggling amid sluggish demand for chocolate. The review will be completed by the end of the year, the Vevey, Switzerland-based company said Thursday. The unit had sales of about 900 million francs ($923 million) in 2016, about one-tenth of the company's global revenue from sweets.