President Donald Trump said Monday that he would only be willing to donate $1 million to charity if he could personally test the DNA of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to determine whether she has a Native American ancestor. Trump said in July that he would donate $1 million to a charity of Warren’s choice if she could prove her claim that she had Native American heritage. Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA test to The Boston Globe, and an expert told the publication there was “strong evidence’’ that the senator has a Native American ancestor. “I will only do it if I can test her personally,” Trump said.
October 15, 2018 22:07 UTC
President Obama's former campaign manager on Monday sharply criticized Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren for releasing the results of a disputed DNA test that she said backed up her claims of Native American ancestry. He added that he would only give her charity $1 million if he is allowed to conduct the DNA test personally. Additonally, the analysis Warren used didn't rely on Native American DNA, calling into question its reliability. "To make up for the dearth of Native American DNA, Bustamante used samples from Mexico, Peru, and Colombia to stand in for Native American," the Globe admitted. "By the way, @realDonaldTrump: Remember saying on 7/5 that you’d give $1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry?"
October 15, 2018 22:04 UTC
Thx brotha,” wrote T.J. Gassnola, a top consultant for Adidas basketball who traveled the country trying to convince elite teenagers to play for the shoe company’s youth, or grass-roots, league. “I’m happy with adidas,” Self replied. that’s what’s right for adidas Basketball . We will continue to cooperate as requested throughout the trial,” Kansas has said in a statement. We’ll comment when the time is appropriate.”In 15 seasons at Kansas, Self has compiled a 447-96 record, with three Final Four appearances and one national championship.
October 15, 2018 22:01 UTC
From his stirring art-film debut, “George Washington,” to slapdash comedies like “The Sitter,” Green has enjoyed one of the strangest careers ever to straddle the Hollywood/indie divide. In “Halloween,” another sharp left turn, he and his cinematographer, Michael Simmonds, demonstrate a solid, efficient grasp of the mechanics of terror, expertly reproducing Carpenter’s horror syntax by shooting the murderous Michael (Myers, not Simmonds) in smooth, serpentine long takes. But the kills come faster this time; the body count is through the roof. After four decades behind bars, Michael clearly has some catching up to do. He still likes to play hide-and-seek with his prey and the audience — note the terribly ingenious use he makes of a motion-sensor-activated light — but he might not count as high as 10 this time.
October 15, 2018 21:56 UTC
Jin & Dana/Prabal GurungFashion designer Prabal Gurung is sending a strong message through his fall 2018 campaign. Gurung, a vocal advocate for increased Asian representation in media, cast all Asian models for his “Stronger in Color” ad campaign. We’re all good.’ [...] A lot of people think about East Asians, but then it’s like, ‘Wait, but where’s your South Asian representation?’” Gurung echoed Lee’s observations to HuffPost. These women, Gurung said, exhibit the “quiet strength and graceful femininity” he wanted to feature in his collection. Jin & Dana/Prabal Gurung
October 15, 2018 21:56 UTC
But I didn’t know that my first-ever retreat would be so massively big. Did other black writers choose not to come because they didn’t want to sleep in pods? Do black writers only want to attend truly diverse events? Courtesy of Laura Robbins "Did other black writers choose not to come because they didn’t want to sleep in pods?" What if the event organizers just really didn’t care whether black people came to Brave Magic?
October 15, 2018 21:45 UTC
The Wall Street Journal said it was not immediately clear if or when Saudi Arabia would release a statement on Khashoggi's disappearance. Sources tell Fox News that President Trump has not been made aware of any pending report by the Saudi government. Khashoggi, 59, has not been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate on the afternoon of Oct. 2. Trump told reporters Monday afternoon that he was aware of the reports, but cautioned that "nobody knows if it's an official report." The State Department has urged a thorough investigation and called on Saudi Arabia to be transparent about the results — advice broadly tracking messages from allies in Europe.
October 15, 2018 21:44 UTC
The story of the safari, first reported by the Idaho Statesman on Friday, grew into a social media storm over the weekend as people passed along images of the commissioner posing with the baboons or standing with one foot on the neck of a giraffe. The photos, the Statesman and local television station KBOI said, were contained in an email he shared with about 100 people.
October 15, 2018 21:33 UTC
Of those not arrested, five were listed in a publicly searchable database of accused priests. The letter names 28 clergy members of the archdiocese and three priests who were part of religious orders, or independent communities. One accused priest, Paul Twiddy, whose alleged abuse was first reported in 1965, remained active in ministry on and off for decades. McCarrick is not on the list because he was not a priest in the archdiocese when the abuse he was accused of allegedly occurred. More than 50 of those have in recent years published lists of accused priests, said Terry McKiernan, whose site BishopAccountability.org advocates that such lists be released.
October 15, 2018 21:26 UTC
Having spent the last few months celebrating 50 years of the Ralph Lauren brand, the designer was asked what’s on deck for the next 50 years. “I think I accomplished 99 percent or more that I ever dreamt of. They’re all there because I like the bear, I like the frankfurter. I want to get the best frankfurter, I want the best hamburger. I think they [Polo Bear watches] stand for something, and they’re fun, and the 50th anniversary collection is a unique collector’s item.
October 15, 2018 21:22 UTC
Getty Editorial Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), who has been indicted for allegedly using $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, holds a narrow lead in his district, according to recent polling. WASHINGTON ― Rep. Duncan Duane Hunter (R-Calif.), also known as the vaping congressman, is battling for re-election in a traditionally red district east of San Diego after being indicted on charges of using campaign funds for personal expenses. In an effort to survive in November amid what has been a tough political environment for Republicans in California, Hunter has turned to slinging racist and false attacks against his Democratic opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar. “He changed his name from Ammar Yasser Najjar to Ammar Campa-Najjar,” Hunter said at a recent campaign event, according to NPR, “so he sounds Hispanic. If he really wanted to make his name sound Hispanic, as Hunter claims, Campa-Najjar didn’t do a very good job by retaining most of his original name.
October 15, 2018 21:22 UTC
Nicole Cameron is due to give birth to her first child with her husband, Todd, on Wednesday. Like many couples, the Camerons posed for a maternity photo before the birth. “We brought some blood, splattered ourselves and basically just had a good time out there,” Todd Cameron told the newspaper. That’s when he decided to ask Nicole if she’d like to do a nontraditional maternity shoot. “She was in character so she wasn’t talking,” Todd told The Canadian Press.
October 15, 2018 21:21 UTC
“What happened to Mr. Roberts is tragic,” Hestrin said. “We as prosecutors always strive to be vigilant and follow the truth. Once I learned of the new DNA findings, I immediately directed that all charges be dismissed. Mr. Roberts has my commitment that we will aggressively apply new technologies to past, present and future prosecutions. And I commit to him the resources of our Victim Services Division to help him in rebuilding his life.”
October 15, 2018 21:13 UTC
This morning’s publication of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s genetic ancestry test results, which showed she has at least one Native American ancestor many generations ago, have once again brought issues of genetics and identity to the forefront of political discourse. As a geneticist who specializes in Native American population history, I’ve often been a vocal critic of using commercial DNA tests for claiming identity as a Native American. Furthermore, as geneticist Dr. Deborah Bolnick of the University of Connecticut explained, simply showing that a person inherited some of their genome from a Native American ancestor does not show that she herself is Native American. "She’s more careful in distinguishing her want for understanding where her family stories can be correlated with other sources versus using DNA evidence for asserting tribal membership. But unless you can prove descent from a Cherokee person or member of any tribe since that tribe began constructing citizenship rolls no tribe cares if you have Native American DNA.
October 15, 2018 21:00 UTC
JOHANNESBURG — The World Health Organization says it is convening a meeting on Wednesday to determine whether Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. Aid organizations have expressed alarm as the rate of new cases has more than doubled this month and community resistance to Ebola containment efforts in some cases has turned violent. This is Congo’s tenth Ebola outbreak but this is the first time the deadly virus has appeared in the far northeast, an area of active rebel attacks that health workers have compared to a war zone. WHO recently said the risk of regional spread was “very high” as confirmed cases were reported close to the heavily traveled border with Uganda. Congo’s health ministry says there are now 179 confirmed cases, including 104 deaths.
October 15, 2018 21:00 UTC