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Kids with disabilities can now get special Halloween costumes at Target

Kids with disabilities can now get special Halloween costumes at Target

Parents of children with disabilities often go out of their way to make creative Halloween costumes. This year, they will have the option to buy them at a big-name store. Target’s Hyde and Eek! Boutique has unveiled two Halloween costumes adapted for wheelchair users. The company hopes they’ll help even more children take part in…MORE

Thousands show up to burial of Vietnam veteran who had no living relatives

Thousands show up to burial of Vietnam veteran who had no living relatives

When Wayne Wilson’s friends put a call out for community members to attend his funeral, they were expecting an additional 10 to 15 people to show up. Instead, about 3,000 people turned out on Wednesday afternoon to pay their respects to the Vietnam War veteran, who did not have any surviving family members. Wilson, who…MORE

Microsoft says foreign hackers still actively targeting US political targets

Microsoft says foreign hackers still actively targeting US political targets

Americans involved in the democratic process were heavily targeted by foreign government hackers in the past year, according to Microsoft. Since August 2018, the company made more than 740 notifications to US political parties, campaigns, and democracy-focused nonprofits that they had been targeted by foreign government hackers who use its free cybersecurity services, it said…MORE

How to watch CNN’s live debate drawing

How to watch CNN’s live debate drawing

The candidate lineups for the upcoming Democratic presidential debates in Detroit will be decided by a live, random draw Thursday night during a special edition of Anderson Cooper 360 at 8 p.m. ET on CNN and CNNgo. The CNN debate brings the Democratic candidates to the battleground state of Michigan, which Trump won in 2016.…MORE

Rand Paul stops unanimous passage of 9/11 first responders funding bill

Rand Paul stops unanimous passage of 9/11 first responders funding bill

Republican Sen. Rand Paul objected Wednesday to an attempt to pass the bill funding 9/11 first responders’ health care unanimously, arguing that passing such a long-term bill without offsetting the cost would contribute to the national debt. The delay presents another hurdle in the dramatic fight to secure funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation…MORE

Here are the 2020 Democratic candidates who qualify for CNN’s debate

Here are the 2020 Democratic candidates who qualify for CNN’s debate

The field is set for CNN’s Democratic primary debates later this month. The Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday that the candidates who have made the debate stage are: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Housing and…MORE

Former Texas judge leaves Republican Party: Trump’s ‘ideology is racism’

Former Texas judge leaves Republican Party: Trump’s ‘ideology is racism’

A former Texas judge and longtime Republican announced this week she has left the Republican Party, denouncing President Donald Trump’s “ideology” of “racism” on the heels of Trump’s racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color. “President Trump is the worst president in the history of this country,” Elsa Alcala wrote in a Monday Facebook…MORE

Charge against Kevin Spacey dropped after alleged victim pleads the 5th

Charge against Kevin Spacey dropped after alleged victim pleads the 5th

Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey, a week after a man who accused him of assault pleaded the fifth on the witness stand. Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said the decision was made “due to the unavailability of the complaining witness,” according to a court filing. Spacey,…MORE

Trump critic Justin Amash welcomes potential Sanford presidential run

Trump critic Justin Amash welcomes potential Sanford presidential run

South Carolina Republican Mark Sanford already has one supporter in Congress for his potential long-shot bid to challenge President Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary: newly independent Michigan Rep. Justin Amash. Amash, who left the Republican Party in early July and has repeatedly declined to rule out a presidential bid of his own, told…MORE