Donald Trump is turning the world upside down.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:54 am
The Secret Service has agreed pay $24 million to settle a racial discrimination case brought on by eight African-American Secret Service agents who alleged that the federal agency denied them job opportunities because of their race, according to court documents.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:50 am
Suspected cop killer Markeith Loyd has been captured and is in custody, according to a tweet from the Orlando Police Department's verified Twitter account. Media has been told to stand by for a press conference. Loyd is suspected of killing police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton last week when she tried to approach him at an Orlando-area Walmart.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:10 am
Former president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized, according to the Houston Chronicle and Houston TV station KHOU. Bush's chief of staff, Jean Becker, says he was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital after falling ill. Becker tells the Houston Chronicle and KHOU that Bush is "doing fine."
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:09 am
On Friday, "Hail to the Chief" will be played one last time for President Barack Obama and then again for Donald Trump, immediately after he is sworn in as president. As Trump takes office, the song's forgotten 19th-century origins celebrating intransigence, white nationalism and populism are more relevant than ever before.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:07 am
A Little Elm, Texas, police detective died from injuries sustained in a fire fight with an armed man barricaded inside a residence, the town's police chief said at a news conference Tuesday night. The suspected gunman was later found dead after the hours-long standoff.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:05 am
The metro system and some schools in Italy's capital, Rome, were being evacuated Wednesday following a series of powerful earthquakes that struck the heart of the country.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:04 am
On Monday, two European newspapers published an interview with President-elect Donald Trump during which he asserted (again) that his son-in-law -- soon to be a special adviser in the White House -- is "a natural" to fix the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:03 am
A man injured himself while starting a fire outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Tuesday night.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:01 am
Over the past eight years, President Barack Obama has advanced strong executive actions and federal rules that have provided millions of people with better wages, better benefits and stronger protections in the workplace. On Friday, a new president will move into the Oval Office. He will face a stark choice -- expand on those efforts or destroy them.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 7:57 am
President-elect Donald Trump's foray into health policy was perhaps best described by a senior Republican congressional aide with a long history of working through the complexities of the issue as "not helpful."
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 7:32 am
A massive white Islamic flag signals our entry into rebel-held northern Syria on a cold, cloudy winter day.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 7:23 am
Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, said at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday night that she would consider actions the President-elect described on a 2005 hot mic tape released during the 2016 campaign to be sexual assault.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 7:17 am
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Education Department, stood firm about her long held beliefs that parents -- not the government -- should be able to choose where to send children to school, pledging Tuesday to push voucher programs should she be confirmed to lead the nation's education system.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 7:13 am
China's problem with fake goods even includes the condiments and seasonings that people sprinkle on their food
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 7:05 am
A police officer was killed in southern Israel on Wednesday in a ramming attack ahead of protests against the demolition of homes belonging to minority Bedouin Arabs, police said. The suspected Bedouin attacker was shot dead.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 6:49 am
WikiLeaks celebrated Tuesday's news that President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, hailing it as a "VICTORY" on Twitter.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 5:58 am
In a speech in Davos Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping treated his audience of world business leaders to a full-throated defense of globalization and free trade.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 3:29 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a damning dossier on US President-elect Donald Trump was "false" and dismissed allegations that his country's security services had been monitoring him as "rubbish."
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 1:49 am
During the campaign, Donald Trump's inner circle was so small, it fit on his election night stage.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 1:31 am
It is nearly three years since Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared.
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 12:52 am
Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 12:47 am
The Central Intelligence Agency has published nearly 13 million pages of declassified documents online -- documents that previously were physically accessible only from four computer terminals at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 11:13 pm
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder mentioned the Flint water crisis 34 minutes into his "State of the State" address Tuesday. For Rep. Dan Kildee, whose congressional district includes the city, that 34-minute wait was too long.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 10:45 pm
Relatives of Kamiyah Mobley, who was snatched from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital room just hours after she was born 18 years ago, are still celebrating the news that she was found alive a few hours away, living with a woman she thought was her real mother.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 10:43 pm
Oklahoma is one of the more unlikely places in the United States to experience earthquakes. But in the six years that Scott Pruitt has served as the state's attorney general, Oklahoma has been rattled by hundreds of quakes with a magnitude of 3.0 and greater, with some areas facing the same level of risk as high-hazard parts of California.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 8:06 pm
More than two dozen Democratic lawmakers are boycotting President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, particularly after revelations of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election and his rebuke of civil rights icon John Lewis on Saturday. No senators have said they are boycotting.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 7:36 pm
President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of interior nominee faced tough questions Tuesday about his and Trump's views on sexual assault during his Senate confirmation hearing.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 7:36 pm
The woman accused of snatching an infant girl from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital 18 years ago and raising the child as her own was extradited to the state Tuesday and charged with kidnapping, authorities said.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 7:11 pm
Senate Republicans are pressing their Democratic counterparts for help confirming at least seven Cabinet nominees in the hours after Donald Trump is sworn in as President Friday.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 6:26 pm
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Interior Department pledged Tuesday to review Obama administration actions limiting oil and gas drilling in Alaska and said he does not believe climate change is a hoax.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 6:20 pm
President Barack Obama reduced or eliminated the sentences for hundreds more non-violent drug offenders on Tuesday, likely his final acts of clemency while in office.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 5:18 pm
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that Donald Trump's pick to quarterback the replacement of Obamacare, Tom Price, might have broken the law with a questionable stock purchase.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 5:15 pm
Esteban Santiago, the man charged with killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this month, told FBI agents that he had carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS, FBI special agent Michael Ferlazzo testified at Santiago's bond hearing Tuesday.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 5:13 pm
Former Obama Cabinet secretary Janet Napolitano has been hospitalized after complications developed during her most recent cancer treatment.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 4:42 pm
Circus historian Janet M. Davis says successful circuses have always been defined by an ability to adapt. 90 percent of people in the US live within an hour's drive of a circus,
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 4:20 pm
More than a million supporters of Edward Snowden have petitioned President Barack Obama to pardon him, but the former National Security Agency contractor hasn't submitted the required documents for clemency, according to the White House.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 4:17 pm
Donald Trump said Rep. John Lewis is "wrong" to suggest that the President-elect's inauguration is the first he will boycott such an event, citing the Georgia congressman also protested the first inauguration of George W. Bush.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 2:39 pm
President Barack Obama bid a public farewell to his press secretary Tuesday, dropping into Josh Earnest's final daily briefing to lavish praise upon his spokesman.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 1:53 pm
In 2013, Kelly A. Kyanko gave birth to her second son. During labor, her doctors became aware of "a very small complication," she said -- nothing too concerning, but doctors wanted a pediatrician in the room during the delivery.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 1:17 pm
Finding the right blood pressure may not be so straightforward, with new guidelines tackling a controversial question for many older adults on blood pressure medications: How low should you go?
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 1:07 pm
President Obama makes a surprise appearance as Press Secretary Josh Earnest delivers his final White House briefing.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 12:44 pm
Rep. Tom Price last year purchased shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited the company, raising new ethics concerns for President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Health and Human Services secretary.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 11:04 am
The party is in rapture. It's on the verge of controlling the White House, the House and the Senate. After eight years of misery, it will inaugurate a new president who has realigned the electorate. Dominance seems assured. Despite the chilly January temperatures, there's not a cloud in the political skies on that brisk Inauguration Day.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 10:47 am
Tonsillectomies are effective in improving breathing during sleep and might reduce throat infections, two new papers suggest. But experts say more research is needed to weigh such benefits and surgical risks.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 9:53 am
Donald Trump will become president Friday with an approval rating of just 40%, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, the lowest of any recent president and 44 points below that of President Barack Obama, the 44th president.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 9:39 am
Allegations that Russia's government sought to influence the US presidential election have captured the attention of a vast majority of the American public, but there is little agreement on whether the allegations are true, or how the new president will handle the country going forward, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.
Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 6:05 am