The campaign of Republican Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran attempted to hold a conference call with the media on Wednesday, but was forced to cancel it midway through after someone hijacked the call with provocative questions about race.
Arthur strengthened to a hurricane Thursday morning as it churned up big waves, packed 75 mph winds and resulted in mandatory evacuations as it muscled its way up the eastern seaboard with the Carolinas in its sights.
An Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. Louis Zamperini was 97.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Wednesday spoke briefly with U.S. men's national team goalie Timothy Howard, thanking him for “defending the United States of America at the World Cup," the Pentagon said in a statement.