Steve Scalise is back on the ball field (ABC News)
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot during an attack on a Congressional Baseball Game on June 14, 2017. Now, after a prolonged recovery, he's back on the field. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) tweeted out a picture of Scalise with the caption, ".
@SteveScalise back on the field this morning. This does my heart good."
Speaking of the Congressional Baseball Game, the formerly-all-male Republican team is adding a new player this year: Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah). Love joked on "Fox & Friends" that she would be “doing a lot of the running because those guys need a someone who is a little faster to run around the bases.” The Democrats' team already includes two women.
Last April, 24-year-old Briana Williams managed to finish her final exams despite being in labor. Now she's finished, proudly holding her diploma while holding her baby, while the two sport matching caps and gowns.
The company tweeted: "For 60 pancakin’ years, we’ve been IHOP. Now, we’re flippin’ our name to IHOb. Find out what it could b on 6.11.18.
#IHOb" While the company has been quiet about what the new acronym might stand for, it tweeted out a poll asking followers to vote on whether they thought it meant biscuits, bacon, butternut squash, or barnacles. As of Wednesday morning nearly 21,000 people had voted, and "bacon" was winning with 41 percent of the vote. Annoyingly, the change is so subtle that it may be difficult to tell which version many people are saying.
Taliban militants had stolen 40 Humvees that U.S. troops had given to Afghanistan's military. Under the circumstances, the U.S. had no choice but to destroy them. U.S. warplanes carried out an airstrike to do just that. This isn't the first time that the Taliban has managed to capture American equipment from the Afghanistan military. They can use this equipment to disguise as U.S. or Afghanistan government troops, creating a huge risk for U.S. soldiers stationed in that country.
Last month, White House aid Kelly Sadler made headlines when she said that Sen. John McCain's opinion didn't matter since “he’s dying anyway.” On Thursday, the White House announced that she no longer worked there.
Scientists working with the U.S. Army have published a study detailing an algorithm for determining just how much coffee is the right amount. The algorithm reportedly can allow people to reduce their caffeine intake by 65 percent without hurting productivity.