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President Trump takes ceremonial lap around Daytona 500 track
President Trump became the first sitting president to take a ceremonial lap around the track at NASCAR’s Daytona 500 on Sunday. The president’s tricked-out limousine, nicknamed “The Beast,” led drivers on the warm-up at the Daytona International Speedway. It came after Trump, as the race’s grand marshal, issued the command: “Gentlemen, start your engines.” Moments...
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:47:07 -0500)

Georgia man’s takedown of shoplifting suspect with grocery cart caught on video
The Good Samaritan thrust his cart into the path of the suspect, sending him sprawling.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:40:24 -0500)

Topless protester confronts Bernie Sanders, de Blasio at Nevada campaign rally
A shirtless woman was part of a group that took the stage moments after Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced Sanders to the stage in Nevada.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:29:57 -0500)

Police advocates oppose de Blasio’s MTA board pick over parade terrorist fiasco
Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez was roundly criticized for inviting convicted terrorist Oscar Lopez-Rivera to march in the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:10:00 -0500)

Trump at Daytona 500: ‘Gentlemen, start your engines!’
President Trump delivered the most famous words in motorsports while serving as grand marshal of NASCAR’s Daytona 500 on Sunday. “Gentlemen, start your engines!” the president roared at the Daytona International Speedway with First Lady Melania Trump standing at his side. “It’s truly an honor to be with all of you at the great American...
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:45:18 -0500)

Here’s what you need to know about Trump’s limo, a.k.a. ‘The Beast’
The 20,000-pound Cadillac CT6 stretch sedan has five-inch-thick windows and can launch a smokescreen or tear gas.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:39:43 -0500)

Schumer hounds White House over proposal to cut funding for bomb-sniffing dogs
"I've got a bone to pick with the White House," Schumer said, vowing to curb the "dangerous proposal."
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:15:53 -0500)

Trump blames ‘Fake News’ for reporting wind blew down part of border wall
President Trump on Sunday blamed the “Fake News” for reporting that a section of the southern border wall had fallen over to make it “sound terrible” but the panels have been repaired and will last “forever.” “Last week the Fake News said that a section of our powerful, under construction, Southern Border Wall ‘fell over’,...
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:08:53 -0500)

Trump takes limo on track at Daytona 500
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a spectacular entry at the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, where the commander in chief will be the grand marshal for NASCAR’s biggest race of the year. Air Force One flew in low over the track, spurring roaring cheers from the thousands of fans gathered for the...
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:56:52 -0500)

Chicago couple treated for coronavirus make full recovery: officials
A Chicago woman and her husband — the country’s first case of person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus  — have made a full recovery, officials say. The couple, whose identities haven’t been released, were discharged from a suburban Chicago hospital Feb. 7 and remained in isolation at home until Friday, according to a statement from the...
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:52:52 -0500)

American lawyer, wife refuse to leave coronavirus cruise ship
An American lawyer and his wife are refusing to evacuate the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship docked off the coast of Japan — because they say they feel safer aboard. Matthew Smith, who has been quarantined on the Diamond Princess with his wife Katherine since early February, said he plans to stay put as the US on...
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:45:58 -0500)

Americans from Diamond Princess ship evacuating on chartered flights to US
Hundreds of Americans finally disembarked the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise in Japan to be brought back on chartered flights stateside, according to a report. The well-worn passengers arrived Sunday at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport after nearly two weeks on the quarantined ship, which was docked since Feb. 3 in Yokohama, CNN reported. The group was photographed...
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:12:28 -0500)

Rhode Island man charged with two separate DUIs on Valentine’s Day
Love is blind … drunk. A Rhode Island man got arrested and charged with DUI twice in the same day on Valentine’s Day, according to cops. Patrick Cahill, 62, was first busted at 2:26 a.m. after state troopers pulled him over following “multiple calls” about him driving the wrong way on I-95 north near Warwick,...
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:37:29 -0500)

No injuries reported in rocket attack near US embassy in Baghdad
BAGHDAD — At least four rockets hit near the sprawling US embassy in Baghdad and an Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green Zone early Sunday, but caused no casualties and only minor damage, US and Iraqi officials said. The attack came just before 3:30 a.m. local time, according to Col. Myles B. Caggins...
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:33:00 -0500)

Chinese bank to destroy cash in areas hit by coronavirus
China’s central bank will reportedly destroy some cash in areas hard-hit by the coronavirus to prevent contagion. People’s Bank of China has ordered the return of paper currency in circulation at hospitals, animal markets and buses near the country’s hot zones in order to destruct potentially-contaminated bills, the South China Morning Post reported. Other locations...
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:19:22 -0500)

Buttigieg says he won’t take ‘lectures on family values’ from Rush Limbaugh
Limbaugh wondered how Democratic voters would react to a candidate "kissing his husband on stage."
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:52:43 -0500)

Biden says Trump’s attacks on son Hunter ‘initially’ angered him
Biden admitted that Trump's campaign against him and his son has influenced his performance in the primaries so far.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:42:08 -0500)

Stuntwoman, husband reportedly killed in shootout with her ex and his new wife
A leading Hollywood stuntwoman was shot dead alongside her husband in a wild gun battle after they tried to ambush her ex-husband and his new wife at their home in Ohio, according to reports and authorities. Cheryl Sanders, 59 — who appeared in “Back to the Future II” and has been a stunt double for...
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 11:24:54 -0500)

Biden says media exposure will eventually reduce Bloomberg’s support among black voters
Bloomberg's support among African-Americans has risen to 22 percent.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 11:08:31 -0500)

Taiwan confirms first coronavirus death
Taiwan on Sunday confirmed its first coronavirus death — marking the fifth fatality outside of mainland China. The man, a 61-year-old taxi driver, was living with diabetes and hepatitis B when he died of the virus, according to Health Minister Chen Shih-Chung. There’s an investigation underway to determine how the man, who had not recently...
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 10:21:37 -0500)