"The president and first lady have decided not to participate in this year's activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction", press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement, adding that the president and Melania Trump "extend their sincerest congratulations and well wishes to all of this year's award recipients for their many accomplishments".
President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron look up at the partial solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 21, 2017.
Total Eclipse: Trump Peeked!
Emerging with first lady Melania and son Barron on the Blue Room Balcony of the White House shortly before the eclipse reached its apex, Trump waved at the crowd and responded to a reporter's question - "How's the view?" - with a thumbs up, according to the White House pool. It is unclear if he looked directly at the sun. The moon covered 81% of the sun at the eclipse's peak in Washington.
There's no word from the White House about whether Trump suffered eye damage, but he appeared to look up for only a brief moment.
In the lead-up to the total solar eclipse that just finished making its way across the entire country, Inverse and several other news outlets like it published countless stories that all tried to drive home the same point: don't look directly at the eclipse. It began at 1:17 p.m. ET, peaked at 2:42 p.m., and was set to end at 4:01 p.m., The Washington Post reported.
Experts warned that viewing certain parts of the solar eclipse without protective eyewear could cause partial blindness or thermal injuries, when the heat of the light causes the cells in the back of the eye to fry.
As a result, investigators aren't entirely sure whether Bruzzese hit the suspect, who was ultimately shot three times and killed. Bruzzese Jr. was shot at the Jefferson County Courthouse and was taken to a hospital via a medical helicopter, WTOV reported .
Thirteen people were killed and more than 100 people injured after a van was rammed into crowds along Barcelona's Las Ramblas. Not many teams go to the Nou Camp and win - and the majority of those that do need a bit of luck on their side along the way.
But for the second straight year the Bulldogs finished the season unranked in the AP poll after being ranked. Malzahn's team went 8-5 and lost the Outback Bowl in 2014 and went 7-6 and won the Birmingham Bowl in 2015.
This is stated in a White house statement on the telephone conversation the leaders of the United States of America and China. In addition to this joint venture they are asked to turn over intellectual property or other propriety information.
And the objectives are always the same: trying to win every single game and every single title. "They have had changes". REAL MADRID boss Zinedine Zidane has been rewarded with a new three-year deal, according to reports.
The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies - well, except when the sun happens to be obstructed by the moon. Coverage will remain very isolated, so overall viewing conditions should be pretty good for the eclipse.
Meanwhile, the Indian and Chinese Army officials are to hold a meeting in Chushul in Leh to lower tensions that escalated of late. However, there were reports of troops from both sides exchanging candies on the occasion on Tuesday.
Wednesday night, IL players won more than 88,500 prizes ranging from $4 to $150,000, even though there was no jackpot victor . Powerball fever is in full-swing with the 5th largest jackpot in the history of the game going down Saturday night.
And for just the second time in WWE history, the man who cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase lost the match. The announcers call Xavier and Kofi the speed line up and the two New Day members keep the Usos off balance.
Now the two teams lock horns for the first time this season as they play for the Super Cup at Camp Nou in Barcelona . The former Barcelona player will now coach his first competitive match for the club against its fiercest rival.
BMW M5: Here It Is, With 600 HP and All-Wheel Drive
That said, the M5 F90's 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 develops the same amount of horsepower and 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft) of torque. BMW M engineers have also added a new carbon fiber reinforced plastic roof to cut weight even further on the new M5.
8 injured in Russian Federation knife attack
The incident took place in a city some 2,100 kilometres northeast of Moscow in the oil-rich Khanty-Mansi region. The investigation is ongoing and the security level has been raised, the statement also said.
Germany protests Turkish-born writer's arrest in Spain
Germany will hold a general election on 24 September, and about one million ethnic Turks living in Germany can vote. Ozdemir had previously pressed Ankara to recognise the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide.
Shraddha Kapoor debuts in south opposite Prabhas
Made on a budget of Rs.150 crores the film will begin shooting from this month at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. Helmed by Sujeeth, " Saaho " will also star Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh as the lead antagonist.
Over 33 lakh people affected by floods in State
A PHC building collapses under the impact of flood waters at Arikata village in Dhubri district, on Tuesday. Flood situation in these states is worsening as rivers flowing through the regions are still out-breaking.
Tom Cruise injured on MI6 set
He limps to the edge of the building and is pulled back by the safety team before limping off-screen. Ellison explained that it comes from "the best place" and is all about entertaining the audience.
Boatload of migrants stun Spanish sunbathers
Once there, they celebrated, raising their hands in joy as they ran through the streets - with one man kneeling on the floor. But crossings from Morocco to Spain - a distance of nine miles at its narrowest point - are growing rapidly.
Snap Inc. (SNAP) Short Interest Down 4.0% in July
Shares fell almost 8 percent to below $13 at one point in after-hours trading after closing at $13.77, up 21 cents on the day. KPCB DGF Associates LLC bought a new stake in shares of Snap during the first quarter valued at $40,911,000.