Before Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, fans of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers flock to Super Bowl City in San Francisco for a little bit of pre-game entertainment.
Iowans defending their place at the front of presidential nominating cycle like to say that the state’s relatively low population and intimate voting process let voters talk to candidates and each other face-to-face, resulting in a thorough vetting of the hopefuls and issues that the rest of the country benefits from. Whether you agree with that or not, the caucuses, which involve speechifying on behalf of candidates, and, on the Democratic side, cajoling to woo or hold onto supporters, are a spectacle unlike most of us are accustomed to seeing on Election Day.
KENANSVILLE — Some cowboys had selfie-sticks, and others posted regularly on Facebook while helping to herd more than 400 head of cattle more than 50 miles through central Florida.
Despite their efforts to re-create the life of Florida cowboys from the 19th century by wearing bonnets, suspenders and cowboy hats, and sleeping in sod fields at night, the more than 400 participants who took part in the once-in-a-decade cattle drive through the heart of Florida last week couldn’t help but allow for little bits of the 21st century to seep in.
Thirty years ago today the Challenger Space Shuttle rocketed into the sky aimed at history.
On board were six astronauts and a teacher, bound to prove that with training, any American could dream of helping explore beyond our world. But as the Challenger rocketed into the sky disaster struck. The moment of human achievement lasted 73 seconds before it became human tragedy.
That night, instead of giving the State of the Union Address, President Ronald Reagan spoke to a grieving nation. Several quotes from that speech have been echoed over the past three decades, but perhaps one that might best capture the spirit of the crew is this one: “The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.”
The seven astronauts were Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, and school teacher Christa McAuliffe.
Storms and powerful waves caused by El Nino have been intensifying erosion along nearby coastal bluffs and beaches in the Pacifica, Calif., area.
Since financially struggling Flint, Michigan, changed its water source without adding a chemical to control corrosion, residents have been unhappy with the water’s smell, taste and appearance, and have reported rashes, hair loss and other ailments. One activist, Melissa Mays, told the Detroit News she loved the city despite its economic troubles, tied to the loss of auto industry jobs, but with her three sons suffering a bevy of medical problems they believe are linked to the water, she now wants to leave, if she can sell her home. “Trapped is a pretty decent word,” she said.
Photos of snow removal in Washington, D.C., New York City, Massachusetts and other East Coast cities.
The Saguache Crescent is the last newspaper in the United States still produced with a Linotype hot metal typesetting machine.
Most newspapers stopped using Linotypes more than 40 years ago and replaced the technology with offset lithography printing and computer typesetting.
Photos from the press preview of the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.