Representatives from the mixed martial arts (MMA) community, including retired UFC champion Randy Couture and Rep. Jeff Dunham (R-Calif.), testified before Congress on Dec. 8 in favor of providing MMA fighters with more protections from promoters, more regulation of marketing, and standardized health and safety practices.
Fans and admirers lined the streets of Louisville, Kentucky to say goodbye to boxing great Muhammad Ali, who passed away at the age of 74. Among those paying tribute to "the people's champion," were Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), actor Will Smith and comedian Billy Crystal.
Workers from an organization called Mountain Point provide drug-users with packets of clean syringes, mounds of antibacterial wipes and rolls of gauze from a dwindling supply. Their goal in the wake of the storm is to keep opioid users in Puerto Rico free from deadly diseases they could get from injecting drugs.
Twenty-eight miles west of Havana in Mariel, one of the biggest economic development projects in Cuba history is taking shape. Cuban officials hope to attract sustainable industries, advanced manufacturing and high-tech companies to the Mariel Special Economic Development Zone. Their plans depend heavily on attracting foreign investment to the zone, which adjoins the Mariel container port. One U.S. company that wanted to locate in the zone was turned down but three other U.S. projects are in advanced negotiations.
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside discusses the bone bruise in his left knee on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, that will keep him out of Saturday's home opener. Spoelstra said Hassan Whiteside has a bone bruise after bumping knees with Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic on Wednesday.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans say that they come to the N.C. State Fair to educate people about Southern history and heritage, not to promote hatred. They meet people, give out stickers and sell merchandise at the State Fair in Raleigh on Oct. 19, 2017.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said he was “stunned” and “broken-hearted” by the comments made by Rep. Frederica Wilson on the President’s phone call to the widow of a fallen soldier during Thursday’s press briefing.