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The Fed cut rates for the second time this year

The Fed cut rates for the second time this year

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point for the second time since July, as concerns grow about a potential global slowdown. Officials also left the door open for another rate cut this year, reinforcing the message by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell that policymakers will do whatever is necessary to…MORE

Fact check: Trump promotes false smear of Rep. Ilhan Omar

Fact check: Trump promotes false smear of Rep. Ilhan Omar

President Donald Trump promoted a false smear of Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Wednesday. Trump amplified a tweet from comedian and conservative commentator Terrence K. Williams. The text of the tweet — which Williams later deleted — claimed that “Ilhan Omar parties on the anniversary of 9/11.” A video showed footage of the Minnesota congresswoman…MORE

Battle of the QBs: Teddy, Taysom both ready for Seattle

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton did not make an official announcement on a starting quarterback during his conference call Thursday. Drew Brees injured his thumb in Sunday’s game and is undergoing surgery Wednesday. Payton said he has two quarterbacks who are both ready for Seattle: Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill. Bridgewater replaced Brees…MORE

Tropics remain active with 3 named systems

The tropics remain active with three named systems currently in the Atlantic basin. TROPICAL STORM IMELDA NEAR THE TEXAS COAST: This will NOT directly impact southeast Louisiana or coastal Mississippi. Tropical Depression Eleven was upgraded to Tropical Storm Imelda early Tuesday afternoon. The system formed near the Texas coast. Imelda moved inland over eastern Texas…MORE

The US Navy just confirmed these UFO videos are the real deal

The US Navy just confirmed these UFO videos are the real deal

The US Navy has finally acknowledged footage purported to show UFOs hurtling through the air. And while officials said they don’t know what the objects are, they’re not indulging any hints either. The objects seen in three clips of declassified military footage are “unidentified aerial phenomena,” Navy spokesperson Joe Gradisher confirmed to CNN. The clips,…MORE

How the Corey Lewandowski circus makes impeachment even less likely

How the Corey Lewandowski circus makes impeachment even less likely

Impeaching Donald Trump has always been a long shot. But never more so than after the debacle that was the House Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Corey Lewandowski on Tuesday. From the start, the hearing, which was the first conducted under the rules of an impeachment investigation, was everything people hate about politics. Lewandowski, who ran…MORE

American Airlines mechanic accused of trying to sabotage plane denied bond

American Airlines mechanic accused of trying to sabotage plane denied bond

The American Airlines mechanic accused of trying to sabotage a commercial airliner before takeoff was denied bond and will be held in custody until trial, a judge ruled Wednesday. Ahmed Alani allegedly tried to damage or disable an aircraft’s air data module (ADM) system, which reports aircraft speed, pitch and other critical data, on July…MORE

Fire breaks out at new Mississippi Trade Mart building

A fire broke out Wednesday at the site of the new Mississippi Trade Mart building, Jackson fire officials said.Heavy smoke was seen about 10:30 a.m. coming from the construction site.Fairground officials said construction workers were using torches, which caught insulation on fire.The fire was under control within a few minutes, fire officials said. The new…MORE

Someone put up a Nazi flag at a Michigan elementary school

Someone put up a Nazi flag at a Michigan elementary school

Police in Battle Creek, Michigan, are investigating after a Nazi flag was found flying at an elementary school. The flag was discovered Saturday when construction workers arrived at Riverside Elementary School and noticed that the American flag in front of the school had been replaced by a Nazi banner. Sometime during the night, school officials…MORE

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