A self-proclaimed Nazi is banned from the University of North Florida's campus - but will remain a student, university officials said. Ken Parker, a 37-year-old Navy veteran who once served as the grand dragon, or highest-ranking leader, of the Ku Klux Klan in Jacksonville, Florida, was initially suspended after posting a photo of himself on Facebook holding an assault rifle and calling out students who challenged his beliefs, saying he will "shut them down." In the photo, Parker revealed a tattoo of a swastika on his chest.
No team ever has played a Super Bowl in its own stadium. The Minnesota Vikings were an unlikely candidate to end that streak when Sam Bradford joined Teddy Bridgewater on their list of injured players. That left them turning to quarterback Case Keenum to try to save their season.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has waded into the murky waters of trying to apologize for inappropriately touching women - while asserting that he didn't intentionally do anything wrong. And yet Franken hasn't denied any of the accusations against him, leaving the door open to the possibility that he is a serial groper.
Starting around Black Friday every year, the light intensity in American suburbs increases by 30 to 50 percent, and it doesn't return to normal levels until after the new year. The reason? Christmas lights, which are so prevalent as to be directly observable from space, according to NASA. All that extra lighting costs money, and as you plan your own Griswoldian masterpiece, you may find yourself wondering just what the impact on your holiday utility bill will be.
Donald Trump Jr. had just posted a batch of private messages he exchanged with WikiLeaks during last year's campaign, confirming reports that he communicated with the website that published stolen Democratic emails obtained by Russian military intelligence. "More nothing burgers from the media and others desperately trying to create a false narrative," the president's oldest son wrote on Instagram. "Keep coming at me guys!!!"
Liz Whitehurst dabbled in several careers before she ended up here, crating fistfuls of fresh-cut arugula in the early-November chill. The hours were better at her nonprofit jobs. So were the benefits. But two years ago, the 32-year-old Whitehurst - who graduated from a liberal arts college and grew up in the Chicago suburbs - abandoned Washington, D.C., for this three-acre farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
A California man who planned to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a homemade scrap-metal rocket - in an effort to "prove" that Earth is flat - said he is postponing the experiment after he couldn't get permission from a federal agency to do so on public land. Instead, Mike Hughes said the launch will take place sometime next week on private property, albeit still in Amboy, California, an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert along historic Route 66.
CAIRO - Militants set off a blast and gunned down fleeing worshippers at crowded mosque in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula on Friday, killing at least 235 people in what appeared to mark the deadliest single assault on Egyptian civilians by suspected Islamist extremists. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack on the mosque - which is often frequented by Sufi Muslims - where an apparent suicide bombing ripped across the facade and people were shot as they tried to scramble to safety.
Kate McClure was on her way to Philadelphia when she met Johnny Bobbitt Jr. He is a homeless man. But at that moment, she was the one in need of help. McClure ran out of gas while driving on I-95 last month. She stopped at the nearest exit ramp, her heart pounding as she got out of the car to find a gas station, she said. Then she met Bobbitt, who was sitting on the side of the road near the exit ramp holding a sign. "He saw me pull over and knew something was wrong," McClure recalled. "He told me to get back in the car and lock the doors."
Early in November, Kathy Woods calls a family meeting to discuss the season's pressing question: Matching Christmas pajamas in stripes or solids? The routine began casually enough about five years ago, Woods said, but has become an annual holiday tradition that includes her three children, her dog and sometimes her mother and sister. (Her husband, however, declines to participate.)