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November 29, 2016 5:04 PM Trump: Burn the flag, go to jail

Act protected under the First Amendment (CNN) - President-elect Donald Trump proposed on Tuesday a penalty -- including possible jail time or loss of citizenship -- for burning the American flag, in spite of two US Supreme Court rulings that protect the act under the First Amendment as a form of free speech. "Nobody should be allowed to burn the American 61

November 29, 2016 3:32 PM Trump suggests loss of citizenship or jail for those who burn U.S. flags

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened loss of citizenship or jail for those who burn the American flag, saying such protests — which the Supreme Court has declared to be free speech — should carry “consequences.” Trump offered his thoughts in an early-morning post on Twitter, saying, “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag.” Flag burning 35

November 29, 2016 2:59 PM Plane with Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashes in Colombia; 6 survive

The team was en route to a Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin. LA UNION, Colombia (AP) — A chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match of its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, killing 75 people and leaving six survivors, Colombian officials said Tuesday. The British Aerospace 54

November 29, 2016 2:36 PM "Salmon cannon" gives fish a much-needed boost over dams

The Whooshh Fish Transport System, also known as the "salmon cannon" gives fish a much-needed boost over dams so they can swim upstream to spawn. Research has shown no significant differences in injury rates, immune response, stress response, or gamete viability between fish using Whooshh's system versus trap and haul. According to Capt. Mark Pierce 39

November 29, 2016 1:14 PM The Daily 202: Trump leaning on TV analysts as he staffs the government

THE BIG IDEA: The Trump revolution won’t just be televised. It will be led by television talking heads. In August 2015, Chuck Todd asked Donald Trump on “Meet the Press” whom he talks with for military advice. “Well, I watch the shows,” said the former star of “The Apprentice,” another NBC franchise. “I mean, I really see a lot of great — you know, when you watch 83

November 29, 2016 9:34 AM Jury qualification continues in Charleston church shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The laborious process of juror qualification moves into a second day Tuesday for the white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church, with the defendant slowly easing into his role as his own attorney. In the latest twist in the case, Dylann Roof on Monday was allowed to begin representing himself 42

November 29, 2016 6:05 AM Brazil football team Chapecoense in Colombia plane crash

A plane carrying 72 people, including a Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia, officials say. The chartered plane, flying from Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense football team, airport officials said. The team was due to play in the final of the South American club cup against Medellin 36

November 28, 2016 10:02 PM Trump’s threat to end Cuba detente may rouse GOP opposition

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump’s threat Monday to “terminate” the U.S. detente with Cuba could trigger opposition from some Republican lawmakers and corporate leaders who favor continued engagement with Havana. Since 2014, when President Barack Obama began to normalize relations with the island, the United States has taken numerous steps to increase 50

November 28, 2016 9:57 PM Iranian Navy Boat Threatens U.S. Helicopter

An Iranian Navy boat trained its gun at a passing U.S. military helicopter over the weekend, two senior U.S. military officials told NBC News. A USS Eisenhower MH-60 Seahawk helicopter was flying ahead of the carrier group as it was sailing out of the Persian Gulf on Saturday when an Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps boat below aimed its mounted gun at the approaching 28

November 28, 2016 8:27 PM This airline passenger’s pro-Trump rant was caught on video. Now he’s banned from Delta

The video, shot aboard a Delta flight earlier this month, shows a man in a ball cap standing in the aisle of an airplane. “Come on, baby!” he continues. “Trump! That’s what I’m talking about. Hey, baby! Donald Trump! He’s your president, every g—— one of [you]. If you don’t like it, too bad.” (You can find the video of the incident below, at the end of this post. It does contain 53