Former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden announced that he will resign at the end of the month from his board role in the management company of a private equity fund backed by Chinese state-owned entities, according to a statement released Sunday by his attorney. read more
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Police have responded to reports of an active shooter at the Town Center at Boca Raton mall. Some shoppers were evacuated and a large police presence was seen outside. Some stores locked their doors and turned off the lights, ushering customers to back rooms. Eventually, officers came and helped people safely evacuate the mall. Boca police said officers are conducting an active search of the area.
Several construction workers had to run to safety on Saturday morning as a large portion of the Hard Rock Hotel, which has been under construction for the last several months, came crashing down suddenly. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse or if anyone was injured. Eyewitness video provided to WWL-TV shows the moment collapse began around 9 a.m. Upper floors began to fall on top of each other before the Basin Street side of the building fell to the ground below. Two large cranes, being used to construct the building, could be seen swaying after the collapse. Another eyewitness video showed other workers on upper floors climb down ladders to try to get to safety after the collapse stopped. On the ground, officials pushed a gathering crowd back from the site, and Gov. John Bel Edwards was reportedly on his way to the scene, which was littered with debris, including concrete and mangled steel. read more
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is stepping down, the network said Friday in a statement. "Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave FOX News and begin a new chapter. After requesting that I stay, they graciously obliged. The opportunities afforded this guy from small town Mississippi have been many," Smith said in a statement. "It's been an honor and a privilege to report the news each day to our loyal audience in context and with perspective, without fear or favor. I've worked with the most talented, dedicated and focused professionals I know and I'm proud to have anchored their work each day - I will deeply miss them."
The principal of Lusher High School turned down a free lunch offered to the school's teachers by Chick-Fil-A "out of respect to our LGBTQ staff." According to a statement from Dr. Steven Corbett, principal of Lusher High School, Chick-Fil-A's values don't align with the school's. "Out of respect to our LGBTQ staff, we have chosen to not serve Chick-Fil-A at an employee lunch. The #1 rule at Lusher is to 'Be Kind' and we live this motto every day," Corbett said. "Chick-Fil-A has been politically outspoken about its views, and we feel it is not part of Lusher's culture of kindness and community." The free lunch for Lusher High School is just one of many being given to Orleans Parish schools by the College Football Playoff Foundation. According to Tony Fay with the CFPF, this meal is one of several things the foundation is doing to leave a positive impact on the New Orleans community for hosting the Sugar Bowl and College Football Championship. read more