January 28, 2020

Mom takes on schools that don’t approve of son’s long, natural hair

FILE photo - filmstudio/iStock(LONDON) -- One mother is taking a stand to try to change school policies she says restrict boys from having long hair. Bonnie Miller's 8-year-old son, Farouk James, has become an Instagram star with more than 270,000 followers, posing for snaps with his big and bright natural hair. U.K. policies banning long hair for boys While researching and visiting possible schools for her son, Miller said she was shocked to learn about some of the schools' strict po..
January 28, 2020

Commemorative Brexit coin sparks Oxford comma debate

oversnap/iStock(LONDON) -- Ever a divisive topic among grammar enthusiasts, the Oxford comma has been at the center of an enduring argument over punctuation. And most recently, the debate has been sparked by the punctuation mark’s absence on the 50p coin that has been newly minted to mark the date of Britain leaving the European Union on Jan. 31. The renowned writer Sir Philip Pullman, known for the popular His Dark Materials trilogy which was also recently adapted for television by BBC and HBO,..
January 28, 2020

US military aircraft crashes in Afghanistan

KeithBinns/iStock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A U.S. military aircraft crashed in central Afghanistan on Monday, according to a spokesperson for U.S. Forces Afghanistan. There was no information about whether there were any injuries or casualties. "A U.S. Bombardier E-11A crashed today in Ghazni province, Afghanistan," said Col. Sonny Leggett. "While the cause of crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash was caused by enemy fire. We will provide additional information as it bec..
January 27, 2020

Three rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, no injuries reported: Sources

CT757fan/iStock(BAGHDAD) -- The U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad was hit by multiple rockets on Sunday, two U.S. officials told ABC News. This is the first time the compound has been hit directly in years and comes just weeks after pro-Iranian militia members and their supporters assaulted the compound in Iraq. Rocket attacks on the Green Zone are very common. Last week three rockets were fired into Baghdad's Green Zone, the heavily fortified area of the capital that houses the embassy, gov..