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Why you should keep an eye on this new open seat

Why you should keep an eye on this new open seat

The coming retirement of Rep. Peter King of New York, which he announced Monday, isn’t much of a surprise. King had been rumored to be headed for the exits for months — especially once his daughter (and onetime heir apparent for his 2nd District seat) moved out of the state. That King is the 16th Republican…MORE

Drake was booed offstage at a music festival because the crowd wanted Frank Ocean

Drake was booed offstage at a music festival because the crowd wanted Frank Ocean

Drake got a less-than-enthusiastic welcome when he made a surprise appearance at Tyler, The Creator’s annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles. The Canadian hip-hop star performed for about 20 minutes Sunday night, according to Lindsay Beaman, who traveled to Los Angeles from Oregon to attend the festival. Beaman said she was happy to…MORE

5 times Capitol Hill testimony left its mark on the Trump presidency

5 times Capitol Hill testimony left its mark on the Trump presidency

A new public phase of the impeachment inquiry kicks off Wednesday with public testimony from career State Department officials. Democrats hope the effort builds public support for impeachment in the House, which they are pursuing even though it currently seems unlikely President Donald Trump will be removed from office by a trial in the Senate.…MORE

Former Michigan State football star receiver Charles Rogers dies at 38

Former Michigan State football star receiver Charles Rogers dies at 38

Former Michigan State University and Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers, 38, has died. A spokesman for Michigan State confirmed Rogers’ death to CNN, but did not say how he died. Rogers is Michigan State’s all-time leader in touchdown catches with 27, and he ranks third in school history with 2,281 receiving yards. He won…MORE

What makes a planet potentially habitable

What makes a planet potentially habitable

While Earth is currently the only planet known to support life, astronomers look for certain factors that hint when a newly discovered exoplanet, or planet outside of our solar system, could be potentially habitable. They consider the type of star the planet orbits and how close it’s orbiting to the star. Too close to the…MORE

Canadian sports broadcaster Don Cherry steps down after on-air remarks about immigrants

Canadian sports broadcaster Don Cherry steps down after on-air remarks about immigrants

Don Cherry will no longer appear on Canada’s No. 1 sports network after referring to immigrants as “you people.” Sportsnet announced Monday the “Hockey Night in Canada” personality stepped down after making “divisive” remarks about immigrants not wearing red poppy pins to honor Canadian soldiers for Remembrance Day, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Cherry’s…MORE

Southwest Airlines flew jets without full knowledge of their repair histories

Southwest Airlines flew jets without full knowledge of their repair histories

Whistleblowers at the Federal Aviation Administration questioned whether Southwest Airlines improperly flew jets without full knowledge of their safety history, according to documents released Monday by a Senate committee. The documents show that Southwest acquired 88 used jets from foreign airlines starting in 2013, and the FAA permitted Southwest to fly the planes. In May…MORE