Bennett Wright tried vodka once, at a friend's house, and it didn't taste good. Unlike legions of bygone teenagers who grimaced and took another swig figuring it was part of growing up and they'd get used to it, Wright stopped there. "I just saw no fun in it," said Wright, a North Bethesda, Maryland, resident who is 16 and doesn't drink alcohol of any kind. "There's just no appeal to me, and I just don't understand why kids do it. All of my good friends don't drink, and my girlfriend's the same."
President Donald Trump turned professional sports into a political battleground Friday night into Saturday, directing full-throated ire toward African American athletes who have spoken out against him and prompting a sharp rebuttal from the National Football League and the two most prominent basketball players in the world.
On Thursday, Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne that his players would sit down as a team to talk about whether they would visit the White House to celebrate their NBA title, even though his two most prominent players - Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant - had already said they would not be going. On Friday, however, Curry doubled down on his stance that he wants nothing to do with President Donald Trump while speaking to reporters at the Warriors' media day.
Delivery workers who drop off Walmart groceries may soon also bring them into your kitchen and unload them into your refrigerator, even if you're not home. The world's largest retailer announced Friday that it is testing a delivery program in Silicon Valley that would allow customers to use smart-home technology to remotely open the door for delivery workers and watch a live stream of the delivery by linking their phones with home security cameras.
The food movement has a problem: It's right about what's wrong with our system, but wrong about how to fix it.
The 2017 Atlantic has not only been super active so far, but also super unlucky. Whereas in some past busy hurricane seasons, land areas have avoided some of the most extreme storms - this year they have been a magnet. Category 5 hurricanes have directly hit six land masses head on, leaving devastation in their wake almost every time. While just two separate hurricanes, Irma and Maria, did all the dirty work, they repeatedly found areas to target.
WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced Friday that he does not support the latest Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, dealing a major and potentially decisive blow to the last-ditch attempt to fulfill a seven-year GOP promise. McCain's comments came on the same day that Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who like McCain, voted against a GOP leadership health-care bill in July, said she was likely to oppose the proposal.
In the latest war of words between the United States and North Korea, Kim Jong Un did not pull any punches. But he may have pulled out an old dictionary. "I will surely and definitely tame the deranged U.S. dotard with fire," he declared in an unusually direct and angry statement published Thursday by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency.
The first text that art teacher Jessie Goline allegedly sent her student was about class. Then they started texting more frequently and soon their messages were no longer class-related, according to an affidavit filed in the circuit court of Craighead County, Ark. Sometime early last year, Goline picked up the student - who was not yet 18 - from the small city in northeast Arkansas where she was his teacher and drove him to her home about 45 minutes away in Jonesboro. There, Arkansas State police say, they had sex.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will face an inspector general's investigation into his reported use of chartered jets for at least two dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense. A spokeswoman for HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson told The Washington Post on Friday that the agency will request records of Price's travel and review the justification made by Price and his staff for the trips, which reportedly cost taxpayers a combined $300,000.