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nashville tennessee church shooting: what to know

at least one woman was killed and seven people were injured sunday when a masked gunman opened fire outside a tennessee church, according to the metro nashville police department.police said the 26-year-old suspect opened fire outside of burnette chapel church of christ as people were leaving the church following sunday morning services. as of sunday afternoon, the suspect was in custody after he reportedly shot himself — though his condition was not immediately known, police said.what happened at the antioch church?around 11:15 a.m. central daylight time, dispatchers began receiving calls of a shooting at burnette chapel church of christ in antioch, tenn. as of 11:40 a.m., the scene was still considered active.relatedtennessee1 dead, at ...




these are the 10 best flowers to plant this fall

ideeone / getty imagessweet peas (lathyrus odoratus)an old cottage garden favorite, rambling sweet peas in all shades of pastels take off when planted alongside a fence line or allowed to overtake a trellis. plant in rich, amended soil and water deeply and regularly to encourage vigorous roots. to prolong flowering, pick stems or deadhead often.2 of 10 flowerphotos / getty imagesgeum (geum coccineum)dainty 1" orange flowers form atop wispy stems in this prolific perennial. geums are happiest in partial shade with well-drained soil, and will remain evergreen in most climates. ‘totally tangerine’ is a favorite for the designer’s garden as its petals resist shattering when cut.mark turner / getty imagesrudbeckia trilobatowering upright ...




john mccain opens up about cancer diagnosis and future

sen. john mccain opened up sunday about the moment he was diagnosed with an aggressive, often deadly form of brain cancer earlier this year.in a forthcoming interview on cbs' 60 minutes, the arizona senator spoke about what it was like when doctors told him he had glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. at the time, mccain was visiting his doctor at the mayo clinic in phoenix to check out a blood clot in his eye."as you know, doctors are interesting," he told cbs, adding that he repeatedly told his doctors to "tell it to me straight."it was only days after the operation that doctors confirmed the results via labs. they told mccain that his prognosis was not bright."some say 3 percent, some say 14 percent. you know it's—it'...




is 2017 the worst hurricane season ever?

hurricane season won't end until nov. 30, but four major hurricanes — category 3 or greater — have already churned through the atlantic. and meteorologists say more are likely on the way, raising a question of how this hurricane season compares to past years.for an answer, we turned to the national hurricane center, which began tracking damage caused by hurricanes in 1900. the figures only reflect fatalities and damage for the mainland u.s., so the following tables don't capture the full extent of the destruction caused by this year's storms.which hurricane seasons were deadliest for the u.s.?hurricane forecasting has vastly improved in the past century, saving countless lives each year. but harvey and irma still left a total of 103 pe...




how donald trump and barack obama responded to nfl kneeling

almost a year after colin kaepernick first knelt as the u.s. national anthem played ahead of a game, his silent protest has once again become the subject of national attention — this time, because president trump has launched a days-long tirade at players who have joined the movement.but while a year ago, it was the act of kneeling in protest police treatment of african americans that captured the most attention, in 2017, it appears to be trump's unconventional response to the act. since friday, the commander in chief has called for nfl fans to walk out of games if they saw a player kneel, and added on twitter that the nfl should fire or suspend players who take a knee.trump's criticism of the kneeling movement comes in stark cont...




ted cruz voices concern over graham-cassidy health care bill

sen. ted cruz says he’s against the republican bill that would erase much of president barack obama’s health law.if the texas republican sticks to that stand, gop leaders will have little hope that their 11th-hour senate push will survive.cruz spokesman phil novack says the senator said sunday in austin, texas, that “right now, they don’t have my vote.”the bill would lose if ...




nfl reairs unity ad following trump kneeling criticism

(new york) — nfl commissioner roger goodell said in a tweet that the league will re-air a unity television advertisement sunday night that it first ran during february's super bowl.the one-minute spot called "inside these lines," will be shown during the sunday night game between the oakland raiders and washington redsk...




nfl kneeling: mass protest as players defy trump's criticism

(new york) — nfl players used the national anthem to show their defiance to president donald trump's criticism, with at least 100 players kneeling or sitting in protest and one team staying in the locker room.most teams in the early afternoon games locked arms in solidarity. at least three team owners joined their players.more than 100 players sat or knelt, the form of protest started last season by former san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick. kaepernick is now a free agent, and supporters believe teams have avoided signing him because of his protest.the pittsburgh steelers remained in the locker room as the national ant...




1 dead, 6 injured at tennessee church shooting

(nashville, tenn.) — a masked gunman entered a church in tennessee on sunday and opened fire, killing at least one person and injuring others before apparently shooting himself in the head, an official said.at least six people were being treated for injuries after the shooting at the burnette chapel church of christ in the neighborhood in antioch, according to don aaron, spokesman for the metro nashville police department.aaron said at a news conference that the gunman arrived at the parking lot as services were being let out at the church. aaron said the suspect fatally shot a woman who was walking to her vehicle. the gunman then entered the rear of the church, and six people were shot. aaron says a churchgoer who co...




trump tweets kneeling for nfl national anthem unacceptable

president donald trump sent mixed messages about the kneeling movement sweeping the sports world — appearing to support some of the unprecedented solidarity among nfl players sunday after he encouraged football fans to boycott games if players took part in the silent protest during the national anthem.following early-morning tweets where he criticized the nfl's ratings, trump returned to twitter sunday afternoon after more than 100 football players linked arms or knelt during the anthem — a visually defiant moment in response to criticism from the president about similar protests started last year by former san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick."great solidarity for our national anthem and for our country. standing with ...




stevie wonder takes a knee at global citizen festival

over 60,000 people came together in manhattan's central park on saturday to sing, dance and sweat in early fall heat for the sixth annual global citizen festival. more than six hours of music from acts like stevie wonder and green day was interspersed with speeches and calls to action from dignitaries and celebrities like hugh jackman, priyanka chopra and senator chuck schumer.main headliner stevie wonder, sauntering onstage as the closeout act, drilled home the politically-charged nature of the festival by echoing nfl star colin kaepernick and taking a knee."tonight i'm taking a knee for america," he said, receiving assistance from his son as he lowered himself. "but not just one knee, both knees. both knees in prayer for our planet,...




nfl teams unite after trump criticism about anthem protests

the day began with yet another attempt by president donald trump to curb free speech and control the actions of private citizens.trump, as he is wont to do, opened his twitter account in the early morning hours to issue another rebuke of nfl players who choose to demonstrate during the national anthem. “fire or suspend!” he wrote, and in the same message also called for fans to boycott america’s most popular pro sports league.less than three hours later, nfl sunday kicked off in london, where the ravens and the jaguars made the first in what would be a long day of shows of unity in response to trump’s comments. jaguars owner shad khan, one of seven owners who donated $1 million to the president’s inaugural committee, stood on the...




the kurdish independence referendum could rip kirkuk apart

for decades, even a census has been considered too risky in the hotly contested northern iraqi city of kirkuk, claimed by kurds, arabs and the turkmen ethnic group. but on monday, the city's residents will join people across northern iraq in a vote on kurdish independence.kirkuk is the most significant of iraq’s disputed territories under de facto kurdish control that will vote in the controversial referendum sept. 25. after a century of kurds pushing for independence, massoud barzani, president of the kurds' semi-autonomous region has promised his people the chance to vote on their future. the governments in baghdad and in washington have urged the kurdish leadership to postpone or cancel the vote, seeing it as a divisive distraction fro...




trump advisers defend president's attack on nfl kneeling

president trump's aides came to his defense sunday — supporting his ongoing criticism of players in the nfl and nba kneeling during the national anthem."i think what the president is saying is that the owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem," treasury secretary steve mnuchin said sunday on abc's "this week." "this isn't about democrats, it's not about republicans, it's not about race, it's not about free speech."he continued, "they can do free speech on their own time."mnuchin was one of several members of trump's team that backed the president's attacks on the silent protest sweeping the sports world, which started last year when former san francisco 49ers quarterback co...




how donald trump and barack obama responded to nfl kneeling

almost a year after colin kaepernick first knelt as the u.s. national anthem played ahead of a game, his silent protest has once again become the subject of national attention — this time, because president trump has launched a days-long tirade at players who have joined the movement.but while a year ago, it was the act of kneeling in protest police treatment of african americans that captured the most attention, in 2017, it appears to be trump's unconventional response to the act. since friday, the commander in chief has called for nfl fans to walk out of games if they saw a player kneel, and added on twitter that the nfl should fire or suspend players who take a knee.trump's criticism of the kneeling movement comes in stark contrast...




'kingsman' overtakes 'it' to win weekend box office

(new york — the r-rated spy comedy "kingsman: the golden circle" has taken over the top spot at the north american box office with an estimated $39 million debut.the 20th century fox release pushed the stephen king sensation "it" into second place in its third week of release. but "it" still continues to pull in record crowds. with $30 million over the weekend, "it" is now the highest-grossing ho...




angela merkel wins fourth term as german chancellor

(berlin) - chancellor angela merkel's conservatives beat their rivals on sunday to win her a fourth term in an election that will also bring a far-right party into germany's parliament for the first time in more than half a century, exit polls showed.after shock election results last year, from britain's vote to leave the european union to the election of u.s. president donald trump, many look to merkel to rally a bruised liberal western order, tasking her with leading a post-brexit europe.she must now form a coalition government - an arduous process that could take months as all potential partners are unsure whether they really want to share power with her.merkel's conservative bloc won 32.5 percent of the vote, making them the largest ...




the kurdish independence referendum could rip kirkuk apart

for decades, even a census has been considered too risky in the hotly contested northern iraqi city of kirkuk, claimed by kurds, arabs and the turkmen ethnic group. but on monday, the city's residents will join people across northern iraq in a vote on kurdish independence.kirkuk is the most significant of iraq’s disputed territories under de facto kurdish control that will vote in the controversial referendum sept. 25. after a century of kurds pushing for independence, massoud barzani, president of the kurds' semi-autonomous region has promised his people the chance to vote on their future. the governments in baghdad and in washington have urged the kurdish leadership to postpone or cancel the vote, seeing it as a divisive distraction fro...




gop health care bill: susan collins on graham-cassidy plan

(washington) — sen. susan collins on sunday all but closed the door to supporting last-ditch republican health care bill, leaving her party’s drive to uproot president barack obama’s health care law dangling by an increasingly slender thread.already two gop senators, rand paul of kentucky and john mccain of arizona, have said they would vote against the legislation, and if collins, a maine moderate, were to join them, the bill would die. all democratic senators oppose the measure, so “no” votes from three of the 52 gop senators would kill the plan.“it’s very difficult for me to envision a scenario where i would end up voting for this bill,” collins said on cnn’s “state of the union.”a showdown vote would have to occur t...




donald trump twitter: nfl fans should boycott games

president donald trump doubled down on his criticism of nfl and nba players who kneel during the national anthem — encouraging sports fans to boycott upcoming games.trump continued his ongoing spat with the sports world on twitter as widespread protests were expected at more than a dozen nfl games slated for sunday.that came after trump made a stump speech in alabama friday for sitting republican sen. luther strange. at the rally, trump criticized football players for kneeling during the national anthem rather than standing — a movement that started with former san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick, who frequently took a knee during the anthem last year to protest police treatment of african americans."wouldn...