Richard Hatcher, the former five-term mayor of Gary, Indiana, passed away over the weekend at a hospital in Chicago, according to his daughter, Indiana state Rep. Ragen Hatcher, a Gary Democrat. Richard Hatcher was one of the nation’s first black mayors, serving until 1987.
New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins was cut by the team Friday for calling a critical fan a “retard” on twitter two days prior. Jenkins was having a solid season, though the Giants are an awful 2-10 on the season.
President Jimmy Carter is back in the hospital due to a urinary tract infection. His most recent hospital stint was due to undergoing surgery on his brain to relieve pressure from bleeding due to recent falls he had.
About 10 exotic animals perished after a fire broke out at a Ohio wildlife park Thursday evening. The fire ripped through a barn at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, according to a Facebook post from the company.
Social media giant Twitter announced that it will delete the accounts of those users who haven’t logged in for at least six months. The move won’t affect those who spend some time on the platform but don’t tweet too much.
Prince Philip will spend the holidays with his family after leaving the hospital Tuesday after a five-day stint. Philip, 98, received treatment for a “pre-existing condition”.
On a Spittin’ Chiclets podcast, former NHL star player and current NBC Sports analyst Jeremy Roenick made questionable remarks about the on-air trio of Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter.
Hollywood actor Kevin Costner has thrown his celebrity heft behind the candidacy of presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, introducing the Indiana mayor to a crowd at a rally at Indianola High School Sunday.
Prince Philip, 98, is reportedly spending a few days in a London hospital though it was said to be a planned visit. Not much is known about his condition, though Queen Elizabeth II was said to have attended church Sunday morning as is her usual routine.
President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 Friday, which included a provision that changed White Sands National Monument to White Sands National Park. White Sands officials said Saturday they’re pleased with the move for the southern New Mexico site.