President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency.
Science has long been the target of conspiracy theories, some of which have persisted for centuries.
Anita Hill said former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent apology for his handling of her 1991 Senate testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas is “not enough” to make up for his failure at the time “to show leadership on this issue on behalf of women’s equality.”
Andrea Bernstein talks with Rachel Maddow about the problems the Trump family has had with the Trump SoHo Hotel and today's news that the owner has paid the Trump's to exit the contract early, as the Trump name is seen as damaging to business.
As Americans give thanks this Thanksgiving, celebrity chef José Andrés is busy giving back, by preparing what he estimated as 40,000 Thanksgiving meals for Puerto Ricans.
The search for the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan reached a “critical" point on Wednesday amid fears the 44 crew members could be on their last day of oxygen, as the country’s navy said they had found “no trace” of the missing vessel. Hopes had briefly been raised on Wednesday morning by reports in Argentine media that a “signal” and a “heat patch” had been detected overnight. But this turned out to be another in a succession of false alarms that have wrought days of cruel disappointment on desperate families. Britain’s HMS Protector had in fact spotted three flares, Navy spokesman Captain Enrique Balbi reported, and craft equipped with sonar, infra-red and magnetic detection technology had been scrambled to the zone. But a thorough search yielded nothing, he said. “There was no type of contact with anything supposed to be the submarine,” Captain Balbi explained. There had been no report of a heat patch, he said, only a “sound” quickly dismissed by the vessels that had detected it. “At the moment we don’t have any trace" of the ARA San Juan, the spokesman said. Argentinian Navy personnel on board a C130 searching for missing submarine ARA San Juan Credit: Argentinian Navy He admitted that a week after the submarine’s disappearance following a technical fault, the situation was critical. In the worst case scenario, if the submarine has not been able to surface, its seven-day oxygen supply could now be running out. “We are continuing with this phase of search and rescue. We are in the critical part, it has reached the seventh day in terms of oxygen, supposing that for seven days it has not had the capacity to go the surface and renew the oxygen. But we are not dismissing the other options, that it could be on the surface.” More than 4,000 personnel from 12 countries are now scouring the South Atlantic search zone, braving stormy conditions with high winds and waves up to seven metres high. Britain’s HMS Protector is soon to be joined by the HMS Clyde, while the Royal Navy has also dispatched its elite submarine rescue team. The British contingent has drawn insults from far-Left figures in the country where the dispute over the Falklands remains contentious. Leaders of the Workers’ Party and of radical Left wing group Quebracho branded British forces “pirates” and occupiers on Twitter, but were widely condemned by Argentine users. Argentine navy loses contact with submarine carrying 44 01:08 Popular anger is instead largely directed at the Argentine authorities for perceived failures in the search effort, and for lack of investment in the armed forces. The Argentine Navy admitted only on Monday that the ARA San Juan had reported a short-circuit in its batteries before it lost contact. Family members have criticised delays in the search and alleged maintenance failures. On Wednesday a video emerged of President Maurico Macri under fire from relatives who claimed it was “suicide” to deploy a “very old” submarine. Mr Macri insisted that the sub - built in 1985 and renovated completely in 2014 - had been well maintained and that its age “does not matter”. Yesterday, Elena Alfaro, sister of crew member Cristian David Ibáñez, broke down at the Mar de Plata base as she spoke of her “pain at the decisions that have been taken” and her fears that time was running out. “One cannot believe that it is one’s own country that lets them die.”
Drivers in Riverdale, Utah experienced some unexpected bumps on their morning commute when cows began raining down on them from the road above. The freeway ramp was temporarily closed in the aftermath, as crews attempted to clear the scene of cattle. The driver was speeding in the 45-mph (72-kph) area, Riverdale Police Lieutenant Mike Loveland told The Independent.
An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge.
Law enforcement officials in Papua New Guinea moved to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from a former detention center on Manus Island after the Australian government closed it late last month.
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Doctors and dietitians warn of eating too much or eating too little leading up to Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is less than a week away. These places have all of your last-minute needs to fill your table this holiday.
McCullough Middle School unveils new planetarium
A few hours before playing Wilmington, the rocker announced that she would marry her girlfriend after a Supreme Court ruling OK'd same-sex marriage.
The 54th annual Delaware Antiques Show's Opening Night Party brought in crowds Nov. 9 to check out the wares at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.
Winter WonderFest in Lewes kicked off its opening weekend last Friday, offering families another way to celebrate the holidays at the beaches.
The Brandywine River Museum of Art adds a slew of new critters celebrating the museum's 50th anniversary .
Tips for home owners and renters
As the days go from cool to cold and the last leaves fall from the trees, it’s time to admit it. Yes, winter is coming. It’s not even the snow and ice that most of us mind so much, it’s the stale, cooped-up atmosphere indoors. That’s why many homeowners are looking for a good ventilation system, to get nice fresh air without opening a window when it’s 10 or 20 below outside. You may have heard of whole-house ventilation systems — HRV (heat recovery [...]
Eww … there’s weird pink stuff growing in the bathroom. Gross. If you have pink stains in your shower and pinkish sludge on your shower curtain, then you’re probably looking at a case of pink mold. What is this common bathroom infestation and how do you get rid of it?What pink ‘mold’ really isPink mold usually appears as a fuzzy (but not in a good way) or slimy buildup in damp areas of your home — most commonly on the shower curtain or [...]
"I love my home but … my front door opens right into the living room." No doubt about it, this is definitely an awkward floor plan. You may have tried ignoring the problem or decorating around it. Now, however, you’re ready for a change. Creating an entrance foyer is an affordable home improvement project, and you’ll love the difference it makes in defining your living space.Advantages of an entrance foyerPrivacy. If you add on an entrance foyer, you will [...]
Home improvement. It’s become an American obsession, judging by the popularity of home improvement-themed TV shows like “This Old House,” “Fixer Upper”, and “Property Brothers.” In fact, we seem to be turning into a “Rehab Addict” nation. Sorry to play the role of devil’s advocate, but there is a flip side (pun intended) to all the kitchen remodels and bathroom renovations going on these days. As Halloween approaches, beware, [...]
Are you looking to purchase your next home? Whether you’re upscaling, downsizing, or relocating for work or family reasons, you’re not alone. The average American moves every 5 years. In practical terms, that means soon after you get settled in one home, it’s basically time to start searching for another. And if you’re moving to a new locality, the picture will get even more complicated. Aaghh. That’s where the internet comes to your rescue. Find out the steps [...]
Public garden project brings community together
Why do dogs get to have all the fun, with their fancy-schmancy dog houses and dog runs and dog beds?Cats deserve some love, too.And with “catios,” they’re getting plenty of it from some central Ohio homeowners.Catios, like their occupants, can be many sizes, but they are basically screened porches for cats.They allow indoor cats to leave the house without wandering off or getting exposed to other animals.Larger catios can be closed off from the house [...]
What does the word “autumn” bring to mind? If it conjures up pictures of yourself slaving away at lawn care tasks, maybe you need a little attitude adjustment. Take a look at these seven tips for simplifying your lawn care and your life. They’ll give you time for long walks through the colorful fall landscape, baking— and eating — apple pies, or cheering your heart out at a football game — all the things that are truly important as the season changes. [...]
When you take your kids to the local amusement park, a bouncy floor can be loads of fun. A bouncy floor in your own home … not so much. In the dwelling that you (well, you and the bank) actually own, you want everything to be shipshape. To most homeowners, a bouncy floor — whether hardwood, tile, laminate, or vinyl — seems to threaten an expensive repair in our future. But is that really true? Find out the facts about wiggly, jiggly flooring.When a bouncy floor is [...]
Stucco homes stand out. Whether you’re just looking around the neighborhood or seriously shopping for a new home, you’ll notice these houses, with their attractively seamless walls and subtle colors. As one of the oldest building materials around, stucco gets plenty of attention, both good and bad. What’s it really all about?What is stucco?Stucco is a wall coating similar to plaster. In fact “plaster siding” is another name for stucco. Although [...]