The USS John S. McCain was damaged during an incident with an oil tanker more than three times its size. Rescue efforts were underway to find missing crew members. The incident comes two months after seven sailors died when another destroyer in the 7th Fleet, the USS Fitzgerald, was struck by a container ship south of Japan.
From Wall Street to West Palm Beach and West Hollywood, the past week has been a turning point, perhaps even a tipping point. Since the president abdicated his moral leadership after Charlottesville, the well-connected have used their leverage — like checkbooks and celebrity — to send a message about what truly makes America great.
This eclipse seems different, more intimate somehow. It will be the first in a century to cross the continental United States, coast to coast, and the first since the republic’s foundation that will pass directly over only this country. It feels — at a time of political division and upheaval — like a personally addressed note from the universe.
A man and his partner asked for one dish with two spoons, but the server at a restaurant that boasts it is among the most romantic in America said, “It wouldn’t look right with two gentlemen eating out of the same sundae.”
Many students will arrive at public school schools today celebrating fresh renovations thanks to a long-running modernization plan, including some makeovers that proved controversial because of their expense.
Antonio Williams — who has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder — made his first court appearance on charges that he killed his 6-year-old sister and two cousins in his care last week.
A month and five days ago, before Washington began its midseason renovation with the acquisition of Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson, imagining a world in which the bullpen carried the club was impossible.
Deonte Carraway, who admitted that he recorded students at a Glenarden elementary school, faces 60 to 100 years in prison after pleading guilty to 15 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor to produce child pornography.
The NFL commissioner has two years remaining on his current contract. The news of the extension comes at a time when Goodell’s relationships with a key team owner and the NFL Players Association are back under scrutiny.