Why did Illinois kidnapping suspect attend rally for victim?

Why did Illinois kidnapping suspect attend rally for victim?
(CNN)It's the latest twist in a haunting kidnapping case that so far has left many painful questions unanswered for the family of a missing Illinois university student.Suspect Brendt Christensen can be seen in a photograph taken by CNN's Kaylee Hartung. He is leaning against a railing behind hundreds of students and community members who gathered to support her on Thursday on the campus where she was last seen. Christensen was arrested Friday and has been charged with kidnapping. Zhang

Trump Commission Demanding Voter Data Via Unsecured Email

Trump Commission Demanding Voter Data Via Unsecured Email
The voter rolls include names, addresses, birthdays, partial Social Security numbers, and in some cases even drivers license numbers, among other information. But the the email system intended to traffic the information lacks minimal encryption protections, according to the report. Mississippis Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said commission members could go jump in the Gulf of Mexico. Californias participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the president,

Conservatives must ‘change hard’ to win over young voters, Damian Green to say – BBC News

Conservatives must ‘change hard’ to win over young voters, Damian Green to say – BBC News
Speaking at the Bright Blue liberal conservative think-tank's conference, Mr Green will discuss a new "city Conservativism" to woo young, metropolitan voters.Devolution of powerThis will involve highlighting existing Tory policies to build 1.5 million homes by 2022 and the devolution of power to British cities."I am not standing here and saying all we need to do is keep calm and carry on," he will say."We need to think hard, work hard and change hard."We need to show how Conservative

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong as mass protests expected

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong as mass protests expected
Hong Kong (CNN)China's President Xi Jinping underlined his commitment to "one country, two systems" as he arrived in Hong Kong to mark two decades of Chinese rule in the former British territory.It's Xi's first visit to the Chinese special administrative region, and one that is expected by dogged by protests and a huge annual pro-democracy rally to mark the day when Hong Kong was handed over to Chinese rule.China's military comes out of shadowsHong Kongers look for an exitFrom

Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of
Hong Kong (CNN)When Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997 after more than 150 years of British rule, the Bauhinia flower was chosen as the symbol of the new Chinese special administrative region. How Hong Kong has changedWhat China's scared ofChina's Xi Jinping to make first visitCarrie Lam: Not appropriate to challenge ChinaSecret negotiations sealed city's fateThe protesters were led by Joshua Wong, the former "Umbrella Movement" leader turned international political activist and leader of the Demosisto

How hot is it in the West? Let us count the ways

How hot is it in the West? Let us count the ways
San Francisco, California (CNN)It's so hot in the West that the scorching heat is breaking records, causing massive power outages and prompting flight cancellations. Las Vegas could also see peaks on Tuesday and Wednesday. The city could gamble with its highest temperature ever observed, which was 117 degrees Fahrenheit in 2013.What NOT to do in a heat wave

A First-Grader’s Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

A First-Grader’s Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met
For the past 10 years, The Met has hosted a group exhibition entitled P.S. Art, featuring artwork from a variety of media highlighting the innovation and skill emerging from public art education programs in and around New York City. On opening night, the young artists were given lanyards to distinguish them from the hundreds of visitors clamoring to get a glimpse of the work. Visitors were encouraged to approach any and all lanyard-wearers, providing the ever-rare opportunity to discuss

Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland
Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember "Omaha-Omaha"?).A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it's not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths -- Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- to share and worship on the same property.He likes to share a story from one of his congregants who

Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump
NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and had to bring his own shovel. People regularly spat

Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West

Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West
(CNN)Holy Bright Knight!Related: 'Batman' actor Adam West diesThe actor played his premiere role as millionaire Bruce Wayne and superhero Batman in the 1960s television series.The Bat-signal was used in the show when the fictitious Gotham City Police Department needed to summon the superhero.According to an announcement from DC Comics, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck joined "Bat-guests" to light the Bat-signal in tribute to West's portrayal of the "Bright Knight" on Thursday night. The West

What the Qatar crisis means for Hamas

What the Qatar crisis means for Hamas
(CNN)When Palestinian militant group Hamas announced its new charter to the world, it wasn't from Ramallah or Gaza City, but from the Sheraton hotel's gilded Salwa Ballroom in Doha. "Qatar is quite important for Hamas," said H.A. Hellyer, a senior non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council. "Qatar provides strong financial aid to the occupied Palestinian territories and is a safe haven for a number of Hamas leaders."Qatar crisis threatens to tear families apartFood, fuel and flights: How Qatar may

James Corden Making Major Changes To Show After London Attacks

Corden, a London native, planned to filmThe Late Late Show in the city beginning Tuesday, but the incident pushed producers to alter plans for the shows special London edition.He will reportedly change the shows opening. Three attackers killed seven people and injured nearly 50 on London Bridge and Borough Market over the weekend. In one sense, of course its a sad time to be here, but in another sense, actually maybe bringing a show that airs I think in

Champions League: 170,000 football fans head to Cardiff – BBC News

Champions League: 170,000 football fans head to Cardiff – BBC News
South Wales Police Assistant Chief Constable Richard Lewis said: "We will have in the region of 2,000 police officer deployments across Cardiff, with every officer fully aware of the huge task ahead and committed to ensuring residents and visitors to the capital have a safe and enjoyable experience."We continue to advise people who don't have tickets to the match to avoid travelling by car or public transport to the city centre due to the unprecedented influx of visitors we

California GOP Mayor Says Attracting Asians And The Gays Helps Reduce Crime

California GOP Mayor Says Attracting Asians And The Gays Helps Reduce Crime
In a recentinterview with Vice magazine, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parrissaid that increasing the Asian population and the gays, as he called members of the LGBTQ community,can do a lot of good for a city like Lancaster, which, as Vice pointed out, is now known for its neo-Nazis and meth labs. Parris, whos been described by friends as a staunch, conservative, Republican, no bull kind of guy, according to a 2009 Los Angeles Times profile, is no stranger to